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.
A MESSAGE from the Lords, by Sir John Fancklin, and Sir Robert Legard;
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.
And then the Messengers withdrew.
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.
Then the House resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Motion made for a Supply to his Majesty, for Relief of the poor French Protestants.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir Robert Clayton took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
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.
4. The Commons do disagree to the Words "last certified," Press 20th, Line 3d; because those Words refer to an Amendment disagreed unto by the Commons, and therefore are improper.
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.
A Message from his Majesty, by Mr. Cooleing, Deputy Usher of the Black Rod;
The King commands this honourable House to attend his Majesty, in the House of Peers, immediately.
And accordingly Mr. Speaker, with the House, went up to attend his Majesty.
And, being returned;
Mr. Speaker reported, That his Majesty had been pleased to give the Royal Assent to the several publick and private Bills following; viz.
An Act for raising Money by a Poll, payable Quarterly, for one Year, for the carrying on a vigorous War against France.
An Act for raising the Militia of this Kingdom for the Year 1692; although the Month's Pay, formerly advanced, be not repaid.
An Act for the better ordering and collecting the Duty upon Low Wines and Strong Waters, and for preventing the Abuses therein.
An Act against corresponding with their Majesties Enemies.
An Act for the more effectual Discovery and Punishment of Deerstealers.
An Act for the better repairing and amending the Highways; and for settling the Rates of Carriages of Goods.
An Act for the Encouragement of the Breeding and Feeding of Cattle.
An Act for Relief of Creditors, against fraudulent Devises.
An Act for the better Explanation, and supplying the Defects, of the former Laws for the Settlement of the Poor.
An Act to take away Clergy from some Offenders, and to bring others to Punishment.
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.
An Act for enabling Sir Dudley Cullum, Baronet, to raise Monies, to pay his Brothers and Sisters Portions.
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.
An Act to enable Trustees to sell the Estate of Edward Smith, Esquire, deceased, to raise Money for the Payment of his Debts; and to make a Provision for his Children, who are Infants.
An Act for the Enabling of Sir Tho. Burton, Baronet, to sell Lands for Payment of Debts.
An Act to enable Wm. Davile to sell some Lands for Payment of Debts.
Royal Assent to Bills.
An Act for the enabling the Right honourable Charles Earl of Winchelsea to settle a Jointure upon any Wife he shall marry during his Minority.
An Act for the better enabling the Trustees and Executors of Richard Campion, deceased, to perform his Will.
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 for enabling Francis Moore, Esquire, to sell the Manor of Bayhous, and Lands, in West Thorock, in the County of Essex; and to purchase and settle other Lands, in lieu thereof.
An Act for enfranchising several Copyhold Lands and Tenements, holden of the Manors of Albury and North Myms in the County of Hartford.
An Act for the better securing the Portions, Debts, and Legacies, given and owing by James late Earl of Salisbury.
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, to the same Uses.
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 naturalizing of Mainhardt, Duke of Leinster, and others.
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 Henry Halsted to make a Lease, for the Improvement of his Prebend of Ealdstreete, in the Church of St. Paul, London.
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 for the enabling Vincent Grantham, Esquire, to lease Part of his Manor of Golthoe in Lincolnshire, for the raising Monies to pay Portions and Debts charged thereupon.
An Act for Naturalizing of Armand Nompar De Commant, commonly called Marquis of Monpavillan, and others.
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 for the better vesting and settling the Manor of East Horsley in Surrey in Trustees, to be sold for Payment of the Debts of Phillip Hildyard, Esquire.
An Act for the better assuring to George Vernon, and his Heirs and Assigns, Four Acres of Land in Ebisham in the County of Surrey.
An Act for incorporating the Proprietors of the Water Works in the Parish of St. Paul, Shadwell, in the County of Middlesex; and for the encouraging, carrying on, and settling the said Water Works.
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.
An Act to enable Sir Edwin Sadler, Baronet, to sell Lands, to pay his Debts.
An Act for vesting certain Pieces or Parcels of Ground in the Parish of St. James's, and St. Martin's in the Fields, late the Estate of Henry Duke of Grafton, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold.
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.
The King's Speech.
And that, afterwards, his Majesty was pleased to make a gracious Speech to both Houses of Parliament, as followeth;
My Lords and Gentlemen,
I Return My hearty Thanks to you All for the great Demonstrations you have given Me of your Affections in this Sessions; and of your Zeal for the Support of the Government.
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.
My Lords and Gentlemen,
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.