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, 1 die Februarii ; 4° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
A BILL for prohibiting the Use of all Lotteries was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Arnold, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Clarke, Mr. Shackerly, Mr. Dyot, Mr. White, Mr. Hungerford, Sir Fra. Molineux, Sir Fran. Blake, Mr. Blofield, Mr. Reynolds, Sir Richard Hart, Mr. Smith, Mr. Price, Mr. Freeman, Mr. Baile, Mr. Thornhaugh, Sir Fra. Massam, Mr. Goldwell, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Sir Christopher Greenfeild, Sir Ro. Dutton, Sir Roger Puleston, Mr. Bromley, Sir Edw. Abney, Mr. Lloyd, Mr. Foley, Mr. Piggot, Mr. Campion, Mr. Preston, Mr. Bertie, Mr. Speke, Sir Walter Clarges, Mr. Palmes, Sir John Dorrell, Colonel Beaumont, Mr. How, Mr. Cook, Mr. England, Mr. Brockland, Mr. Gwyn, Mr. Lassels, Mr. Waller, Sir John Raymond, Mr. Henley, Mr. Colt, Mr. Mansell, Sir Franc. Vincent, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Rebow, and all the Members that serve for the Cities of London and Westminster, and Borough of Southwarke: And they are to meet To-morrow, at Four of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records: And it is to be an Instruction to the Committee, That they do prepare and bring in a Clause against Wagering, upon the Debate of the House.
Sir Robert Davers, according to the Order of the Day, reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for transferring the Collection of the Duty of Aulnage to the Custom-house, and for giving a Recompence to the Crown for the same, was committed, That, in order to the filling up the Blanks in the said Bill, 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 the First Amendment being read a Second time, the same was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
A Petition of the Duchess of Richmond, and the Farmers of the Duties of Aulnage, was presented to the House; praying to be heard touching the said Bill.
And the Question being put, That the Petition be received;
The House divided.
The Yeas go forth.
|Tellers for the Yeas,||Mr. Gwyn,||52.|
|Tellers for the Noes,||Mr. Clark,||75.|
So it passed in the Negative.
And then the rest of the Amendments being severally read a Second time, one by one, some of them were agreed, and others disagreed unto, by the House.
Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Harris have Leave to go into the Country for Three Weeks, for Recovery of his Health.
Ordered, That Mr. William Wyndham have Leave to go into the Country for a Fortnight, upon extraordinary Occasions.
Mr. Binns thanked.
Ordered, That the Thanks of this House be given to Mr. Binns, for the Sermon by him preached before this House at St. Margaret's, Westminster, upon the Thirtieth of January last: And that he be desired to print the same: And that Mr. Boyle and Sir Orlando Gee do acquaint him therewith.
Ways and Means.
Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning (after the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the frequent Calling and Meeting of Parliaments, is read the Second time), resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider farther of Ways and Means, for raising the Supply to be granted to their Majesties for the carrying on a vigorous War against France.
A Petition of Henry Killigrew, Esquire, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That his present Majesty (in Consideration of long Services by the Petitioner performed to the Crown, as Groom of the Bedchamber) did grant, by his Letters Patents, unto the Petitioner, Four hundred Pounds per Annum, to be issuing out of the Rents and Profits of the Lotteries for the Term of Eleven Years; that, by a Bill now depending in this House, the Use of all Lotteries is intended to be taken away; whereby the Petitioner will lose his just Right, and only Subsistence; and praying the House to have a Regard to his said just Right in the Premises.
And a Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the Bill for prohibiting the Use of all Lotteries, is committed;
It passed in the Negative.
A Bill for the regulating, encouraging, and settling the Greenland Trade, was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
A Complaint being made to the House, That one Joshua Butler, a News-writer, had counterfeited the Hands of several Members of this House, in the Franking of several Letters to be sent by the General Post;
And several of the said Letters being delivered into the House; and the Members, whose Names were endorsed as Franking the same, denying their Names were written by them;
Ordered, That the said Joshua Butler be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House.
Ordered, That no Letter from any Member of this House go Frank by the Post, but what shall be signed by the proper Hand of such Member.
Delays at Quarter Sessions.
A Bill to prevent the Delays of Proceedings at the Quarter Sessions of the Peace, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Bockland, Mr. Clark, Mr. Holt, Colonel Titus, Mr. Palmes, Mr. Lutterell, Mr. Beddingfeild, Mr. England, Sir Walt.Young, Mr. Hopkins, Mr. Bennet, Lord Digby, Mr. Waller, Sir Edward Phillipps, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Thornhaugh, Mr. Biddulph, Mr. Slater, Mr. Price, Mr. Piggot, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Blofield, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Tilney, Mr. Freke, Mr. Cooke, Sir Jos. Williamson, Sir John Banks, Mr. Westerne, Mr. Beke, Sir Tho. Clarges, Sir Fr. Blake, Mr. Tredenham, Sir Tho. P. Blount, Mr. Lloyd, Sir Fr. Winnington, Sir Fa. Massam, Sir RalphCarr: And they are to meet To-morrow at Four a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Mr. Waller reported from the Committee to whom the Bill for better Discovery of Judgments in the Courts at Westminster was committed, That they had made several Amendments to the Bill; 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 afterwards a Second time, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.
Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight a Clock.