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.
Ordered, That the said Richard Holt be discharged, paying his Fees: And that, in order thereunto, he be brought to the Bar of this House To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the said Richard Holt be not hereafter admitted or allowed to solicit any Matter whatsoever depending before this House.
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.
Mr. Attorney General, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for reviving, continuing, and explaining several Laws expired, and near expiring. 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.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Shadrack Vincent have Leave to go into the Country for Four Days, for Recovery of his Health.
Sir Hen. Gough, according to Order, presented to the House, a Bill for Preservation of the Game against Poachers. And the same was received.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir William Thomas have Leave to go into the Country for a Fortnight, for Recovery of his Health.
Ordered, That Sir John Barker have Leave to go into the Country for a Week, upon extraordinary Occasions.
Ordered, That Mr. Edward Vaughan have Leave to go into the Country for Three Weeks, upon extraordinary Occasions.
Ordered, That Mr. Freke have Leave to go into the Country for Three Weeks, upon extraordinary Occasions.
An ingrossed Bill for reviving Two former Acts of Parliament for the repairing the Highways in the County of Hertford, was read the Third time.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, an Act for reviving Two former Acts of Parliament for the repairing the Highways in the County of Hertford.
Ordered, That Colonel Titus do carry the Bill to the Lords; and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
A Bill for registering English Shipping, and for the encouraging the Building of good and defensible Ships, was read the First time.
Ordered, That the Bill be read a Second time.
Timber in New Forest.
Ordered, That the Bill for Increase and Preservation of Timber, within the New Forest in the County of Southampton, be read on Wednesday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock.
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;
Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to examine the said Matter; and to report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House.
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.
Ordered, That Colonel Strangewayes, have Leave to go into the Country for Three Weeks, his Lady being very ill.
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.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Serjeant Trenchard took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Serjeant Trenchard reported from the said Committee, that they had made some Progress in the Matter to them referred; and had directed him to move, That they may have Leave to sit again.
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.
Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight a Clock.