Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Sabbati, 4 die Februarii ; 4° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
MR. Harley reported from the Committee to whom the Bill to enable Sir Tho. Wroth, Baronet, to make a Jointure and Settlement upon his Marriage, and to make a Provision for his Sister, notwithstanding his being under the Age of Twenty-one Years, was committed, That they had examined and considered the Bill; and had directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment: And he delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.
An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable Trustees to sell Part of the Lands and Tenements of Mathew Pit, Esquire, and Robert Pit, Gentleman, for Payment of Debts, and to settle the rest of their Lands upon the said Mathew and Robert and the Wife of the said Robert and their Issue, was read the First time.
An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable Roger Price to sell some Part of his Estate, for Payment of Portions to the Daughters of John Price, Esquire, deceased, was read the First time.
A Petition of Mary Price, Sidney Price, and Ann Price, by Simon Lloyd, Esquire, their Uncle and Guardian, was read; setting forth, That by a Bill now depending in this House for Sale of Lands in the Counties of Denbigh and Flint, which were Part of the Estate of William and John Price, Esquires, deceased, the Petitioners Grandfather and Father, to whom they are Heirs at Law, the said Bill will prejudice the Petitioners Right, if it should pass; for that the said Estate was settled for valuable Considerations for raising Five thousand Pounds Portions, and Sixty Pounds per Annum, for the Maintenance of the Petitioners; and praying to be heard against the said Bill, touching their said Right.
Making Sea Water fresh:
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Thomas Clarges, Mr. Cooke, Mr. Foley, Mr. Carter, Mr. Piggot, Mr. How, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Dyot, Mr. Pollen, Mr. Price, Mr. Ryder, Mr. Deane, Mr. Thornhaugh, Sir Wm. Lemon, Mr. Perry, Mr. Arnold, Sir Tho. Littleton, Serjeant Wogan, Mr. Wildman, Mr. Kynaston, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Henley, Mr. Clarke, Colonel Titus, Mr. Hedger, Sir Walter Young, Mr. Stokes, Mr. Blowfield, Colonel Lee, Mr. Gwyn, Sir Row. Gwyn, Mr. Goldwell, Mr. Hobby, Mr. Neale, Mr. Weld, Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Vincent, Serjeant Trenchard, Mr. Hyde, and all the Members that serve for the Cinque Ports, and all the Merchants of the House: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Four a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
A Petition of Robert Fitz Gerald, Esquire, and others, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That King Charles II. did, by his Letters Patents, dated 9 June 1683, grant to the Petitioner the sole Use of the Invention of making Salt Water fresh, for the Term of Fourteen Years: And being obstructed therein by William Walcot, Esquire, on Pretence of a Patent to him granted in 1675, for the same Purpose; both Parties were (on the One-and-thirtieth of October 1683) heard by his said Majesty in Council; and Mr. Walcot's Patent was then declared void, Mr. Walcot having agreed with the Petitioners to be allowed a Sixth Part of the Profits arising by the said Invention; notwithstanding which, Mr. Walcot has brought a Bill into this House, for enlarging the Term in his Patent vacated, as aforesaid: That the Petitioners have, at their great Charge, brought the said Invention to be easy and useful, both at Land and Sea: And praying to be heard against the said Bill; and that they may have the Benefit of an Act to themselves.
Leave of Absence.
Prohibiting Trade with France.
Privilege-a Person discharged from custody.
Richard Holt was, according to Order, brought to the Bar: Where, upon his Knees, he received a Reprimand from Mr. Speaker: and, according to Order, was discharged from being a Solicitor, and out of Custody, paying his Fees.
Leave of Absence.
Ways and Means.
A Motion being made, and the Question being put, That this House will, upon Monday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Supply to be granted to their Majesties;
|Tellers for the Yeas,||Sir Wm. Foster,||91.|
|Sir Tho. Vernon:|
|Tellers for the Noes,||Colonel Perry,||103.|
Then the House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the said Supply to be granted to their Majesties.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Tuesday Morning next, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the frequent Calling and Meeting of Parliaments.
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 the Third time, upon Thursday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock.
Punishing Mutiny and Desertion.
Resolved, That this House do immediately resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for punishing Officers and Soldiers, who shall mutiny, or desert their Majesties Service; and for punishing false Musters, and for settling and paying of Quarters.