Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Veneris, 3 die Februarii ; 4° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
A PETITION of Henry Attwood, Gentleman, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner, and Abell Attwood, his Son, before his Marriage, entered into Articles; whereby the Petitioner agreed to settle on his said Son, and his Heirs, the Manor of Park Attwood, which was performed accordingly; and his Son in Consideration thereof, was to pay the Petitioner Fourteen hundred Pounds; great Part whereof is yet unpaid: That the Petitioner being also bound, with his said Son, for a considerable Sum unsatisfied, his Son about Four Years since, conveyed the said Premises to the Petitioner for Ninety-nine Years, if his Son should so long live: And, notwithstanding the Petitioner's Right in the said Premises, his Son hath brought a Bill into this House to enable him to make Sale of the same: And praying to be heard against the said Bill, before the same do pass.
Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table, until the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable Abell Attwood to sell some Lands to pay Debts, and make Provision for younger Children, be read the Second time.
Privilege-Petition from a Person in Custody.
A Petition of Richard Holt, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, was presented to the House; and read: Whereby he acknowledged his Offence; and begged Pardon for the same; and prayed to be discharged out of Custody.
Sir John Packington, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for making navigable the River Salwerpe in the County of Worcester, and the Brooks thereunto adjoining. And the same was received.
An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the Sale of Lands, by Sir Robert Smith, and settling other Lands, of a greater Value, to the same Uses, in lieu thereof, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Holt, Mr. Foley, Mr. Burrard, Mr. Hedger, Mr. Freeman, Mr. Dore, Mr. Hawtrey, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Ramsden, Sir Fr. Molyneux, Mr. Dawney, Mr. Dyot, Lord Ranelagh, Mr. Whitehead, Sir Edward Hussey, Mr. Biddulph, Sir Tho. Pope Blount, Mr. Waller, Mr. Piggot, Mr. Mountague, Mr. Scobell, Mr. Ryder, Mr. Vincent, Mr. Hobby, Mr. Westerne, and all the Members that serve for the Counties of Essex and Southampton: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four a Clock in the Speaker's Chamber.
An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the settling and confirming the Manors and Lands in Hamelden in the County of Rutland, as they are now enjoyed, and have been for divers Years last past, pursuant to an Agreement for Inclosing and Exchanging of Lands there, was read the First time.
Leave of Absence.
Leave of Absence.
Timber in New Forest.
Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill for continuing Part of the Act of Parliament made in the First Year of their Majesties Reign, intituled, An Act for the better preventing the Exportation of Wool, and encouraging the Woolen Manufactures of this Kingdom, be read upon Tuesday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock.
The House being informed, that, upon Intelligence given to Captain Robinson, (who was in the Downs with several Men of War under his Command) That a Fleet of French Ships were going by to Dunkirk; and that he had no Orders to intercept or take them;
And it is referred to Mr. Palmes, Mr. Ryder, Mr. Paul Foley, Mr. Fox, Mr. Wharton, Sir Robert Rich, Mr. Clark, Mr. Gwynn, Mr. Hutchinson, Colonel Churchill, Sir Fr. Massam, Mr. Price, Mr. White, Mr. Herbert, Mr. Lutterell, Mr. Harley, Sir Ro. Cotton, Sir John Kay, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Butler, Major Vincent, Mr. Colt, Lord Bellamont, Sir Walter Young, Sir John Dorrell, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Waller, Sir Car. Price, Mr. Bertie, Mr. Norton, Admiral Russell, Mr. Burridge, Colonel Beaumont, Mr. Serjeant Trenchard, Mr. Thornhaugh, Sir Sam. Dashwood, Mr. Boscawen, Mr. Piggott, Sir Hen. Johnson, Mr. Mountague, Sir Ch. Musgrave, Mr. Hungerford, Sir Tho. Vernon, Sir Wm. Pritchard, Mr. Rudge, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Colson, Sir Thom. Clarges, Mr. Chadwick. Mr. Bulkley, Lord Falkland, Mr. Sherrard, Sir Ra. Dutton, Sir Walt. Clarges, Mr. Dyot, Sir Math. Andrews, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Burrard, Sir Wm. Cooper, Mr. Gray: 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.
A Petition of several of the Hackney Coachmen within the weekly Bills of Mortality, on the Behalf of themselves and others, was read; setting forth, That an Act was made 13° and 14° Car. II. regulating the Hackney Coaches within the Bills of Mortality: That, by the last Poll Act, the Petitioners were charged with, and did pay, Five Pounds for every Coach; yet, notwithstanding, by Order of the City of London, One hundred and Twenty of the Petitioners were arrested, and forced to take Licences; and such as refused to pay down Forty Shillings, were indicted and imprisoned, to their almost Ruin: That, if the Number of Coaches be reduced to a Certainty, it will (as the Petitioners conceive) raise a far greater Sum than the last Poll Act did: And praying, That they may be reduced to a certain Number under such Regulations as the House shall think fit: And that they may have Leave to bring in a Bill accordingly.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House, who are 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.
Leave of Absence.
Ways and Means.
Then the House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved 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.
Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider farther of Ways and Means for raising the said Supply to be granted to their Majesties.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Wednesday Morning next, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty of the City of London, touching the Orphans of the said City.
East India Trade.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Wednesday Morning next, after the said Committee hath sat, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider farther of the Bill for the regulating, encouraging, and settling the East India Trade.