Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Martis, 7 die Februarii ; 4° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
AN ingrossed Bill, to enable Sir Thomas 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 read the Third time.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act 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.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Math. Andrews, Mr. Goldwell, Mr. Waller, Mr. Shackerly, Mr. Hutchinson, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Scobell, Mr. Piggot, Mr. Boscowen, Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Perry, Mr. Thornhaugh, Mr. Hopkins, Mr. Dolben, Mr. Gilbert, Sir Ra. Carr, Sir Tho. Roberts, Mr. Brockman, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Biddolph, Mr. Lutterell, Mr. Freeman, Mr. Harley, Mr. England, Sir Wm. Honywood, Mr. Ash, Mr. Willmot, Mr. Dowdswell, Mr. Harvey, Mr. Bromley, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Colt, Mr. Burrard, Colonel Titus, Mr. Burridge, Mr. Hawtry, Mr. Dore, Mr. Osburne, Mr. Lewis, Mr. Hedger, Sir Fra. Massam, and all the Members of the House that are Merchants, and that serve for the Cinque Ports, and other Port Towns: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Privilege-Petition from a person in custody.
A Petition of Joshua Butler, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, was read; acknowledging his Offence; and begging Pardon for the same; and praying to be discharged out of Custody.
Petworth, &c. Rectories.
The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act for dividing the Chapelries of North Chapel and Dungton from the Parish of Petworth, and erecting them into new Parishes, and for settling the Advowsons and Rights of Patronage of the Rectories of Petworth, North Chapel, Dungton, Clewer, Farnham Royal, Worplesdon, Kirkby Overblowes, and Catton, and the Vicarage of Long Horsley, without any Amendments.
Leasing Bangor House.
Also the Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act to enable Humphry Lord Bishop of Bangor to make a Lease of Bangor House, with the Appurtenances, in the Parish of St. Andrew's Holborne, London, for a competent Term of Years, in order to the new-building and improving the Rent thereof, for the Benefit of his Successors: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Also the Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for the Sale of such Interest as Thomas Bromhall, an Infant, hath in the Office of the Warden of the Fleet, and in Thirteen Houses adjoining, and in an Office of the Custody and Keeping of the Palace of Westminster, for the more effectual Payment of Debts: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Boscowen, Mr. Perry, Sir Jervas Elwes, Mr. Wilmot, Mr. Smith, Sir Ma. Andrewes, Mr. Goldwell, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Hill, Mr. Freeman, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Godolphin, Sir Ra. Dutton, Mr. Lutterell, Sir Hen. Goff, Mr. Hawtry, Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Hedger, Sir Ra. Car, Mr. Fuller, Sir S. Bernadiston, Mr. Fleming, Mr. Dolben, Mr. Waller, Mr. Buller, Mr. Wyndham, Mr. Speke, Sir Hen. Johnson, Lord Cornbury, Mr. Stokes, Mr. England, Sir Jo. Moreton, Sir Row. Gwyn, Sir Robert Davers, and all the Members of the House that are Merchants, and that serve for the Cinque Ports: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Leave of Absence.
Mr. Brewer reported from the Committee to whom the Bill to encourage the Apprehending of Highwaymen, 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 severally, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
Mr. Brewer also reported from the said Committee, That they had directed him to move, that Leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the better preventing of Felonies, and the more effectual Punishment of them, by inflicting corporal Punishments, not extending to Death.
Resolved, That the said Committee do consider of, and prepare, a Bill for the better preventing of Felonies, and more effectual Punishment of them, by inflicting corporal Punishments, not extending to Death.
Privilege- Pressing a Member's Servant.
A Complaint being made to this House, That a Servant of Mr. Lutterell, a Member of this House, going about his Master's Business, was lately pressed, and detained in Custody, in Breach of the Privileges of this House.
Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to examine the said Complaint; and also to inquire into, and examine the great Abuses daily committed by Press Masters; and to report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House.
And it is referred to Mr. Biddulph, Sir John Moreton, Mr. How, Mr. Henley, Mr. Hill, Mr. Fleming, Mr. Slater, Colonel Granville, Sir Fr. Molyneux, Mr. Bromley, Mr. Brockman, Lord Falkland, Mr. Hutchinson, Sir Tho. Haslerigg, Mr. Bowyer, Sir Tho. Dyke, Mr. Piggot, Sir Edward Hussey, Mr. Goldwell, Sir Roger Puleston, Mr. Price, Mr. Bertie, Mr. Wharton, Mr. Lutterell, Mr. Mansell, Mr. Clarke, Mr. Waller, Sir Jer. Elwes, Mr. Norryes, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Harley, Mr. Dyot, Sir Ro. Cotton, Mr. Freke, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Sir John Guise, Mr. Colt, Mr. Butler, Mr. Burdet, Mr. Hopkins: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And they are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Then the House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved 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.
The House interpose to prevent a Quarrel.
Ordered, That the Lord Brandon and Sir Edward Seymour be enjoined by this House, not to take notice of any Mistake or Quarrel that hath happened between them in the House: And that they do pursue the same no farther; and be required to stand up in their Places, and declare the same to the House.
Resolved, That this House do immediately resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider farther of the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the frequent Calling and Meeting of Parliaments.
Colonel Granville reported from the said Committee, That they had gone through the Bill; and made some Amendments to the same: Which they had directed him to report to the House, when the House pleased to receive the same.
Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill for the continuing Part of the Act of Parliament made in the First Year of their Majesties Reign, for the better preventing the Exportation of Wool, and encouraging the woolen Manufactures of this Kingdom, be read a Third time upon Friday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock.