Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Lunæ, 1 die Februarii; 3° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Dean of St. Paul's thanked.
ORDERED, That the Thanks of this House be given to the Dean of St. Paul's, for his Sermon preached before this House at St. Margaret's, Westminster, on Saturday the Thirtieth Day of January: And that he be desired to print the same: And that Sir Tho. Darcy and Mr. Biddolph do acquaint him therewith.
Lord Stanhope's Estate.
An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for enabling Philip Lord Stanhope, Son and Heir-apparent of the Right honourable Philip Earl of Chesterfeild, together with the said Earl, to make a Jointure and Settlement, upon the Marriage of the said Philip Lord Stanhope, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Lord Eland, Sir Sam. Grimston, Sir Hen. Capel, Mr. Lee, Mr. Burdet, Sir John Bolles, Mr. Hutchinson, Sir Tho. Clarges, Mr. Slater, Sir John Bancks, Sir Gilb. Clerke, Sir Robert Henley, Mr. Christie, Lord Castleton, Sir Edward Chisnall, Mr. Boscowen, Mr. Waller, Mr. Travers, Mr. England, Mr. Guyn, Mr. Freeman, Sir Christopher Musgrave, Mr. Vincent, Mr. Biddolph, Mr. Gilbert, Mr. Harly, Sir Edward Hussey, Sir Gervas Elwes, Mr. Hedger, Sir Robert Cotton, Sir Tho. Darcy, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Cooke, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Dowdswell, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Thornehaugh, Sir Fran. Massam, Sir Wm. Honywood, Mr. Gray, Sir Robert Davers, Mr. White, Sir Wm. Ellis, Mr. Chetwyn, Sir John Carew, Mr. Kendall, Sir Peter Colliton, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Cheyney, Sir Hen. Goffe, and all the Members that serve for the Counties of Derby, Leicester, Nottingham, and Stafford: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four a Clock in the Speaker's Chamber.
Duchy of Cornwall Leasing.
Duke of Leinster's Nat.
Ordered, That the Bill for the Encouragement of Clothiers, and others, dealing in Woolen Manufactures, and for suppressing of Woolen Broggers, and Ingrossers of Wool, and Blackwell-Hall Factors, be read To-morrow Morning.
The House being acquainted, by Sir Robert Henly, Chairman of the Committee, appointed, to receive Proposals for raising Money upon forfeited Estates in Ireland, and also to inquire into forfeited Estates there, That a Member of this House was mentioned to be concerned in the Matters directed by this House to be inquired into;
Ordered, That the said Committee have Power to inquire into the Matters to them referred, notwithstanding any Members of this House may be concerned therein: And that they do report the same to the House.
Commissioners of Accompts
Mr. Herbert reports, That he having, according to their Order of Friday last, been with the Lords to desire a Conference, upon the Amendments made by their Lordships to the Bill, intituled, An additional Act for appointing and enabling Commissioners to examine, take, and state the publick Accompts of the Kingdom; the Lords do agree to a Conference, presently, in the Painted Chamber.
Punishment of Offenders.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have agreed to the Amendments, made by this House, to the Bill for taking away Clergy from some Offenders, and for bringing others to Punishment; with an Amendment: To which Amendment they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Also, They have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act for Sale of the Estate of John Cripps, Gentleman, in the County of Kent; and for settling another Estate, of greater Value, in lieu thereof; without any Amendments.
Supply Bills; English and Irish Forfeitures.
Then the House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the several Bills for vesting the forfeited Estates in England and Ireland in their Majesties, to be applied to the Use of the War.
Mr. Palmes reported from the said Committee, That they had gone through the Bill for vesting the forfeited Estates in England in their Majesties to the Use of the War; and had made several Amendments to the same; which they had directed him to report to the House, with the first Conveniency: And that they had made some Progress in the Bill for vesting the forfeited Estates in Ireland in their Majesties, to be applied to the Use of the War: And had directed him to move the House, That they might have Leave to sit again.
Supply Bill; Poll Tax.
Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning (after the Committee hath sat upon the Bill for vesting the forfeited Estates in Ireland in their Majesties, to be applied to the Use of the War), resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for a Quarter Poll.
East India Company.
Gunpowder near the Tower.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ for the electing a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Bridgwater in the County of Somersett, in the room of Mr.Bull, deceased.
A Petition of Wm. Tyndall, Esquire, on Behalf of himself, and others, was read; setting forth, That Saltpetre hath been made several Years in this Kingdom, of English Product: And that John Wandesford, Esquire, formerly Consul of Aleppo, had a Grant from King Charles the First, for the sole Making of Saltpetre and Gunpowder in the time of the late Rebellion; and there is due to him above Sixteen thousand Pounds; and he was likewise to continue the Art of making Saltpetre, till his Arrears was paid: He, being dead, and indebted to his Brother Wm. Wandesford, Esquire, left him the said Grant, and common Way, Art and Method, of making Saltpetre; who left the same to the Petitioner, in order to provide for his Son Christopher Wandsford, and Two Daughters: That the Petitioner, having improved the Art, did, above a Year ago, agree with some Merchants to raise a Stock for the carrying on the said Work; and is under Covenants with Captain Vevunt, to serve their Majesties with an Hundred Ton, at Thirty-five Pounds per Ton, within One Year; and hath, in his Garden in the Meuse, and in several Places near London, some Hundreds of Tons of Matter to be formed, or turned into Nitre: That the Petitioner, and his Family, have been great Sufferers for their Loyalty, and the Protestant Religion: And that there is now due from the Crown to the Petitioner, in his own and his said Wife's Right, as also in the Right of some of his Ancestors, above Twenty-four thousand Pounds, as formerly appeared per the Petitioner's Case, and Accompt stated, &c.: But now several Persons, that are known to the Petitioner, who do not pretend to the Art of making Saltpetre, but do propose to have a Term of Years granted to them, with Exclusion to all others, for their Encouragement, and for their Charge to be expended in the said Undertaking; who have gotten Leave of this honourable House, to bring in a Bill, which has been read a Second time, and committed, for the sole making Saltpetre, with Exclusion to all others; which will much prejudice the Petitioner, and the Trust reposed in him by the honourable Family of the Wandesfords; and the Petitioner therefore humbly praying, That he may be heard before the Committee, in order to preserve his Right, and the Trust reposed in him, for making Saltpetre; and that their Names may be inserted in the said Bill, instead of those other Persons.