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, 3 Aprilis; 1° Willielmi et Mariæ.
Knaresborough Return amended.
THE House being informed, that the Bailiff of the Borough of Knaresbrough in the County of Yorke, and the Clerk of the Crown, attended, to amend the Return for the said Borough;
They were called in: And the Bailiff amended the Return accordingly, by striking thereout so much thereof as related to the Return of Lord Latimer.
And thereupon Mr. Fawkes was introduced, according to the Order of the House.
Count Schomberg's &c. Nat.
A Bill for Naturalizing of Frederick Count Schomberg and others, was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
Duty on Sugars.
A Petition of the Planters, and others, concerned in their Majesties Sugar Plantations; complaining of great Hardships the Plantations lie under, by reason of the new Impositions upon Sugars; and praying Relief, in taking off the same; was read.
Resolved, That the Matters of the said Petition be taken into Consideration, when the Revenue shall come under the Consideration of the House.
A Bill for the more speedy and effectual Convicting and Disarming of Papists, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Hen. Goodrick, Mr. Blake, Sir H. Johnson, Mr. Parker, Colonel Birch, Sir Fra. Russell, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Mr. Fenwick, Mr. Hiltersden, Sir Wm. Cooke, Mr. Tho. Foley, Sir Rob. Davers, Sir Edw. Chisnell, Mr. Done, Sir John Key, Mr. Kendall, Mr. Garway, Sir Rob. Clayton, Mr. Hawles, Sir John Knight, Sir Edw. Norreis, Sir John Cotton, Sir Patience Ward, Mr. Palmes, Mr. Lascells, Sir John Holt, Sir John Lowther, Sir Chr. Nevill, Sir Wm. Pinsent, Mr. Williams, Lord Digby, Sir Wm. Williams, Lord Falkland, Sir John Barker, Sir Edw. Ayscough, Sir Tho. Hussey, Mr. Thomson, Mr. Onslow, Mr. Norreis: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Four of the Clock, in the Duchy Chamber.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Dyke have Leave to go into the Country, for a Week.
Westminster, &c. Courts of Conscience.
A Bill for establishing Courts of Conscience in the City of Westminster, Borough of Southwarke, and Tower Hamlets, and Out Parishes, within the Weekly Bills of Mortality, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Tho. Clarges, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Sir Wm. Poultney, Sir Rich. Middleton, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Lord Digby, Sir Robert Davers, Sir Robert Clayton, Colonel Birch, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Hawles, Mr. Gwyne, Mr. Hobdy, Mr. Coningsby, Mr. Finch, Mr. Rich. Middleton, Mr. Hawlis, Sir John Barker, Mr. Tho. Foley, Mr. Wogan, Sir Wm. Williams, Sir Geo. Treby, Mr. Williams, Sir Rob. Nappier, Sir Fra. Russell, Mr. Howard, Mr. Fenwick, Sir Cha. Raleigh, Mr. Carter, Mr. England, Mr. Done, Mr. Thomson, Mr. Dalben, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Mr. Mansell, Mr. Fuller, Lord Falkland, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Leveson Gowre, Sir Wm. Cooke, Sir Thomas Littleton, Major Wildman, Mr. Parker: And all the Members that serve for the City of London and Westminster, and the County of Middlesex: And they are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for laying a Tax, for the new building a Gaol in the City of Bristoll; and for establishing a Court of Conscience in the said City.
York City Court of Conscience.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for establishing a Court of Conscience in the City of Yorke.
Exeter Court of Conscience.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for establishing a Court of Conscience in the City of Exeter.
The House being informed, that several Persons had fiotously entered upon Part of the Estate of William Palmes, Esquire, a Member of the House, at Malton in the County of Yorke, and beaten several of his Tenants and Servants, and Outed him of his Possession; and that Richard Thorpe; of New Malton in the County of Yorke, Thomas Grimes of the same, and James Galloway of Old Malton, were some of those Persons;
Ordered, That the said Richard Thorpe, Thomas Grymes, and James Galloway, be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for such their Breach of the Privileges of this House.
Norwich Court of Conscience.
Ordered, That Leave be given for establishing a Court of Conscience in the City of Norwich.
Call of the House.
Ordered, That the Calling over the House be adjourned until this Day Sevennight.
Act of Indemnity.
Resolved, That this House will, on Friday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to take into Consideration the Heads for an Act of Indemnity, and General Pardon.
State of the Kingdom and Ireland.
Resolved, That this House will To-morrow Morning, at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to take into Consideration the State of this Kingdom, and of Ireland.
Sir Rich. Temple, a Member of the House, acquainting the House, That the said Richard Thorpe, Thomas Grymes, and James Galloway, were his Servants; and that the Estate which they entered upon, is his Estate, he having been for a considerable time, and being, in Possession thereof, upon a Mortgage for Security of a great Sum of Money; but that Mr. Palmes's Agents had endeavoured to Out him thereof;
Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee of Privileges, to examine, which of them, the said Mr. Palmes, or Sir Rich. Temple, was in the Possession of the Premises into which the said Entry was made, at the time of the meeting of this present Parliament; and who committed the Breach of Privilege; and report the Matter, with their Opinions therein, to the House: And that, in the mean time, the Order for the taking the said Rich. Thorpe, Thomas Grymes, and James Galloway, into Custody, be suspended.
Royal Assent to Bills.
A Message by Sir Thomas Duppa, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod.
The King commands this honourable House to attend his Majesty in the House of Peers, immediately.
Accordingly Mr. Speaker, with the House, went up to attend His Majesty.
Mr. Speaker being returned, acquaints the House, That, they having been to attend the King, his Majesty was pleased to give his Royal Assent to Three Bills; viz.
An Act for exhibiting a Bill in this present Parliament, for Naturalizing the most Noble Prince George of Denmarke.
An Act for reviving of Actions and Process, lately depending in the Courts of Westminster, and discontinued by the not holding of Hillary Term; and for supplying other Defects relating to Proceedings at Law: And
An Act for punishing Officers and Soldiers, who shall mutiny, or desert their Majesties Service.
Exporting Corn, &c.
A Bill for Exportation of Corn and Grain, was read the Third time.
An ingrossed Clause, as a Rider, was offered, to be made Part of the Bill, for the Exporting of Beer: Was Twice read:
And the Question being put, That it be read the Third time;
It passed in the Negative; and so was rejected.
Another ingrossed Clause, as a Rider, was offered, to be made Part of the Bill, for Liberty to export white Pease and Beans: Was twice read:
Resolved, That the Clause be read the Third time.
And the Question being put, that the same be made Part of the Bill;
The House divided.
The Yeas go forth:
So it was resolved in the Negative; and the Clause rejected.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for the Encouraging the Exportation of Corn.
Ordered, That Sir Robert Nappier do carry up the Bill to the Lords, for their Concurrence.
Exporting Beer, &c.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the Exportation of Beer, Ale, and Mum.
Ordered, That all Committees be revived.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine a Clock.