Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Jovis, 31 die Decembris; 3° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable the Sale of several Lands for the Payment of the Debts and Legacies of Maurice Shelton and others, and for settling other Lands, instead of them, was read the First time.
An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to vest certain Messuages, Lands, and Tenements, in Thorpe, Langton, and elsewhere in the County of Leicester, in Trustees, to be sold for Payment of the Debts of Richard Roberts, Esquire, and for raising Portions for his Daughters, was read the Third time.
Westminster Small Debts.
Sir Thom. Clarges reported from the Committee to whom the Bill for Recovering of small Debts, and for Relieving of poor Debtors in Westminster, and the Liberties thereof, was committed, That they had made several Amendments; which they had directed him to report to the House: And which he read in his Place, with the Coherence; and afterwards, delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were once read throughout, and then a Second time, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
Paving Streets, &c.
Mr. Bowyer, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill to explain a Clause in the late Act for paving and cleansing the Streets in the Cities of London and Westminster, and Suburbs and Liberties thereof, and Out Parishes in the County of Middlesex, and Borough of Southwark, and other Places within the weekly Bills of Mortality in the County of Surrey, and regulating the Markets therein mentioned, touching Cart and Carwheels. And the same was received.
Supply Bill; Land Tax.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have agreed to the Bill for granting an Aid to their Majesties of the Sum of Sixteen hundred fifty-one thousand Seven hundred and Fiftytwo Pounds Eighteen Shillings, towards the carrying on a vigorous War against France; with some Amendments: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Leave of Absence.
Royal Assent to Bills.
An Act for granting an Aid to their Majesties of the Sum of Sixteen hundred Fifty-one thousand Seven hundred and Fifty-two Pounds Eighteen Shillings, towards the carrying on a vigorous War against France.
An Act to vest certain Messuages, Lands, and Tenements, in Thorp, Langton, and elsewhere in the County of Leicester, in Trustees, to be sold for Payment of Debts of Richard Roberts, Esquire, and for raising Portions for his Daughters.
The King's Speech reported.
And that also his Majesty was pleased to make a gracious Speech to both Houses of Parliament: And, that he might prevent any Mistake in reporting the same, he had desired, and obtained, a Copy thereof: Which he read to the House; and is as followeth;
I MUST not lose this Occasion of returning you My hearty Thanks for the great Proofs you continue to give Me of your Zeal and Resolution to support and assist Me in the vigorous Prosecution of the War against France next Year: And, I assure you, it shall be My greatest Care, That the Assistances you give Me may be so applied, as to render them the most effectual for the Ends you design them: But I must take notice to you, at the same time, with some Trouble, That the new Year is already come, while our Preparations for it are not only more backward, but those of our Enemies, as we have Reason to think, in greater Forwardness than they were the last Year. I find myself therefore necessitated from this Consideration, most earnestly to recommend to you, Gentlemen of the House of Commons, the Hastening of such further Supplies as you design to enable Me with for the Prosecution of the War.
The Season being so far advanced, this present Sessions cannot admit of a much longer Continuance: And therefore I must recommend to you the Dispatch of all such other Bills also as you shall judge necessary for the Publick Good.
Trials for Treason.
Then the House, according to the Order of the Day, took into Consideration the Report of the Conference on Tuesday last, touching the Amendments made by the Lords to the Bill for regulating of Tryals, in Cases of Treason.
|Tellers for the Yeas,||Sir Rob. Cotton,||186.|
|Tellers for the Noes,||Sir Wm. Whitlocke,||120.|
Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Supplies to be granted to their Majesties for the carrying on a vigorous War against France.
Earl of Salisbury's Estate.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for the better securing the Portions, Debts, and Legacies given and owing by James late Earl of Salisbury: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Earl of Waldgrave's Estate.
Also a Bill, intituled, An Act to enable Trustees of the Right honourable James Lord Waldgrave to make Leases, and grant Copyhold Estates, for the Payment of the Arrears of Annuities of Henry Lord Waldgrave his Father, deceased: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Judicial Proceedings in Ireland.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Wednesday Morning next, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of Ways to satisfy the Debts due to the Orphans of the City of London.