Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Mercurii, 24 die Februarii; 4° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Supply Bill; Poll Tax.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have agreed to the Bill intituled, An Act for raising Money by a Poll, payable Quarterly, for one Year, for the carrying on a vigorous War against France; without any Amendments. Also
The Lords have agreed to the Amendments made by this House to the Bill, intituled, An Act to enable John Keeble, Gentleman, to sell certain Lands in Stow Market, in the County of Suffolke; and to settle other Lands, of greater Value, to the same Uses.
Fuller's pretended Discoveries.
Resolved, That this House doth declare, That Wm. Fuller is a notorious Impostor, a Cheat, and a false Accuser; having scandalized their Majesties, and their Government, abused this House, and falsely accused several Persons of Honour and Quality: And that an humble Address be presented to his Majesty, by such Members of this House as are of his Majesty's most honourable Privy Council, to command his Attorney General to prosecute the said Wm. Fuller accordingly.
Lords Amendments to Mutiny Bill.
Mr. Wharton reports, That the Members appointed to prepare Reasons to be offered at a Conference with the Lords for disagreeing with the Lords to the Amendments made by them to the Bill, intituled, An Act for punishing Mutineers and Deserters, had prepared the same, accordingly: Which they had directed him to report to the House: The which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Table: Where the same were twice read; and with some Amendments made by the House, were agreed unto; and are as followeth; viz.
1. To the Amendment made in the 10th Press, Line 3d, the Commons disagree for this Reason; That it is the undoubted Right of the Commons only, to appoint pecuniary Mulcts, and the Distribution of them.
2. The Commons do disagree to leave out the Words proposed in the Amendment, Press 12th, Line 36th; because it is a just and reasonable Encouragement to any Officer to behave himself well in his Place, when he hath a Right to succeed his superior Officer, when the Place shall become void: And the Commons do disagree to the Words by your Lordships, in the said Amendment, inserted; because it is the Disposal of Money.
3. The Commons do disagree to your Lordships Amendment in Press 19, from Line the 9th to the 29th; because it leaves out a Clause which is of great Advantage to the Kingdom, in saving their Money; and is no other Charge upon the Army, than what your Lordships have thought reasonable to be deducted in all the Bills that have passed, for that Purpose, during the War; and was, by the Commons, considered in the Estimate of the Charge of the War for the next Year.
The Commons do disagree to the Clause marked A; because there is no Law to warrant any Commander or Officer of any Regiment, Troop, or Company, to press any Horse or Waggons for their Majesties Service; and this Clause doth seem to authorize the same.
Conference desired with Lords.
Ordered, That Mr. Wharton do go to the Lords; and desire a Conference with their Lordships, upon the Amendments made by their Lordships to the Bill, intituled, An Act for the punishing of Mutineers and Deserters, preventing false Musters, and paying the Army according to the Musters of effective Men, and for the better Paying of Quarters.
Royal Assent to Bills.
An Act for the Sale of the Manor of Manworthy, with its Appurtenances, in the County of Devon, being the Lands and Estate of Nicholas Martin, Esquire, by Trustees herein after named, for the Payment of the Debts of the said Nicholas Martyn.
An Act to vest the Estate late of Henry Drax, Esquire, deceased, in Thomas Shatterden, Gentleman; and to enable the said Thomas Shatterden, and others, to whom the said Estate is devised, to make a Jointure.
Royal Assent to Bills.
An Act for enabling the 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.
An Act to vest certain Lands of Wm. Molyneaux, Gentleman, in Trustees, for raising the Sum of Two thousand Pounds, for paying the Portions to his younger Brother and Sisters, pursuant to a Decree in the Court of Chancery.
An Act for the enabling Phillip Lord Stanhopp, Son and Heir-apparent of the Right honourable Phillip Earl of Chesterfeild, together with the said Earl, to make a Jointure and Settlement, upon the Marriage of the said Phillip Lord Stanhopp.
An Act to enable the Bishop of London, and Trustees, to sell the Manor of Bushley in the County of Worcester, Part of the Bishoprick of London, and to purchase other Lands to be annexed to the said Bishoprick, for the Improvement thereof.
An Act for the Settling of certain Messuages, Mills, Lands, and Tenements, in the County of Merioneth, upon certain Trustees, to be sold or mortgaged, towards the Payment of Debts of Wm. Vaughan, and Jenkin Vaughan, Esquires, deceased.
An Act to enable the Trustees of James late Earl of Suffolke, to sell the Manor of Hadstock in Essex, and for discharging several other Manors and Lands of the said late Earl from Five thousand Pounds, Remainder of Ten thousand Pounds, by him formerly charged thereon.
An Act for the more speedy Payment of the Debts of Elizabeth Curtis Widow, late deceased, and Performance of an Agreement, touching the same, made between Charles Curtis, in his Life-time, and Edward Earle, according to a Decree in the High Court of Chancery.
An Act for the vesting several Manors, Lands, and Rents, in the Counties of Lincolne, Birkes, and Devon, in Trustees, to be sold for the buying other Manors and Lands, to be settled for the same or the like Uses as those to be sold are now settled.
An Act for securing, out of some of the Manors, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, of Charles Pelham, of Brockelsby in the County of Lincolne, Esquire, the Sum of Five thousand Pounds, with Interest, unto Anne Pelham, eldest Daughter of the said Charles.
An Act to vest divers Manors, Lands, and Tenements, in the County of Leicester, in Trustees, to be sold for the Payment of the Debts and Legacies of Sir Wm. Halford, Knight, deceased, and for Payment of the other Debts of Sir Wm. Halford, now living, prior to his Marriage Settlement with the Lady Frances his now Wife.
An Act for settling the Manor and Lordship of King's Bromley, and others the Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, of Barbara Newton, Widow, Relict of Samuel Newton, late of the Island of Barbadoes in America, Esquire, deceased, and John Newton, Esquire, Son and Heir of the said Samuell, by the said Barbara.
The King's Speech.
And I must thank you, Gentlemen of the House of Commons, in particular, for the great Supplies you have granted for the Prosecution of the War: I assure you, I shall take care so to dispose of the Money you have given Me for the publick Occasions, as that the whole Nation may be intirely satisfied with the Application of it.
I think it proper to acquaint you with My Intentions of going beyond Sea very speedily; which, I am afraid have been already retarded more than is convenient for the present Posture of Affairs: And, upon that Account, I think it necessary to put an End to this present Meeting; the Season of the Year being now so very far advanced, that it may prove of the last ill Consequence to continue it any longer.
And that, afterwards, the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer declared to both Houses, That it was his Majesty's Pleasure, That both Houses should adjourn themselves until the Twelfth Day of April next.