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, 11 die Februarii ; 4° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
A BILL to enable Tho. Goodwyn the younger to sell some Lands for the Payment of Debts; and make Provision for his Wife and Children; was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Serjeant Blincoe, Sir Tho. Grosvenor, Mr. Price, Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Bulkley, Mr. Boscowen, Colonel Titus, Sir Wm. York, Mr. Hawtry, Sir Jo. Manwaring, Mr. Piggot, Mr. Hobby, Mr. Deane, Mr. Travers, Mr. Lloyd, Mr. Holt, Mr. Carter, Mr. Burdet, Mr. Glemham, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Henley, Mr. Clark, Mr. Bence, Sir Wm. Honywood, Mr. Waller, Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Mansell, Mr. Biddulph, Mr. Parkhurst, Sir Walt. Young, Sir John Dorrell, Sir Herb. Croft: And all the Members that serve for the Counties of Warwick and Northampton: And they are to meet at Four a Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
A Petition of Agatha Pitt, Wife of Mathew Pitt, Esquire, was read; setting forth, That there being now in this House an ingrossed Bill from the Lords, to enable Trustees to sell Part of the Lands and Tenements of Math. 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; that there is no Provision made for the Petitioner, though she brought a Fortune to her said Husband, worth Two thousand Pounds; and the very Leasehold Lands and Houses that she had before Marriage, are, by the said Bill, to be sold; and praying to be heard against the said Bill, before the same do pass: And that such Provision be made her as the House shall think reasonable.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable Trustees to sell Part of the Lands and Tenements of Mathew Pit, Esquire, and Robert Pitt, Gentleman, for the Payment of Debts; and to settle the rest of their Lands upon the said Math. and Robert Pit, and the Wife of the said Robert and their Issue, is committed.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee, to whom the Bill for the better Discovery, and more equal Distribution, of Bankrupts Estates, is committed, be made upon Wednesday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock.
Butter and Cheese Trade.
Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill to prevent Abuses in Packing and Weighing of Butter and Cheese, be read the Third time upon Monday Morning next, at Ten a Clock.
Prohibiting Trade with France.
A Bill for the Continuing the Acts for prohibiting all Trade and Commerce with France, and for the Encouragement of Privateers, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed, upon the Debate of the House, to Sir Chr. Musgrave, Mr. Wharton, Sir John Dorrell, Mr. Cooke, Sir Fr. Molyneux, Mr. Dyot, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Slater, Mr. Stokes, Mr. Norryes, Mr. Palmes, Mr. Gee, Mr. Mountague, Lord Eland, Colonel Granville, Lord Norryes, Mr. Fenwick, Mr. Lutterell, Mr. Deane, Mr. Trelawny, Sir John Guise, Mr. How, Mr. Arnold, Sir Tho. Mompesson, Mr. Hawtry, Mr. Ryder, Sir Wm. Langham, Lord Pawlet, Mr. Bockland, Mr. Henly, Mr. Clarke, Mr. Hedger, Sir Mat. Andrews, Mr. England, Mr. Attorney General, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Gwynn, Mr. Colson, Sir John Austin, Mr. White, Mr. Burridge, Mr. Serjeant Trenchard, Sir Walter Young, Mr. Blowfield, Sir Edward Abney, Mr. Harcourt, Mr. Biddulph, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Burdett, Colonel Titus, Mr. Parkhurst, Mr. Bowyer, Captain Churchill, Lord Cognisby, Mr. Harley, Lord Bellamont, Sir Cha. Raleigh, Mr. Bedding field, Mr. Travers, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Perry, Sir Hen. Johnson, Sir Jo. Manwaring, Mr. Brewer, Sir Fran. Massam, and all the Merchants that are Members of the House, and all that serve for the Ports and Cinque Ports: And they are to meet at Four a Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
And it is to be an Instruction to the Committee, That they give all possible Encouragement to Privateers, that may consist with the Prohibition of the Trade with France.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Parker have Leave to go into the Country for Three Weeks, upon extraordinary Occasions.
An ingrossed Bill for encouraging the Apprehending of Highwaymen, was read the Third time.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for encouraging the Apprehending of Highwaymen.
Ordered, That Mr. Brewer, do carry the Bill to the Lords; and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
A Message from the Lords by Sir Miles Cooke, and Mr. *;
The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, 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, without any Amendments:
And also to the Bill, intituled, An Act for reviving Two former Acts of Parliament for the repairing the Highways in the County of Hertford, without any Amendments:
And also to the Bill, intituled, An Act for the Sale of certain Manors, Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, late the Estate of Fran. Osbaston, Esquire, deceased, for the Payment of his Debts and Legacies, and raising Ten thousand Pounds for the Portion of Mary Osbaston his Daughter, chargeable upon the same Estate, without any Amendments.
And then the Messengers withdrew.
Trade in Cities, &c.
Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill to prevent the Decay of Trade in Cities, Corporations, and Market Towns, be read the Third time, upon Wednesday Morning next, at Ten a Clock.
Punishing Mutiny and Desertion.
Sir Richard Temple reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for Punishing of Officers and Soldiers who shall mutiny, or desert their Majesties Service, and for punishing false Musters, and for settling and paying of Quarters, was committed; the Bill, with the Amendments made by the Committee: The which he read in his Place, with the Coherence; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were once read throughout: And some of them, with some other Amendments proposed to be made, and agreed unto by the House, were agreed unto by the House.
And Clause B being read a Second time;
And the Question being put, That the House do agree with the Committee in the said Amendment;
It passed in the Negative.
Ordered, That Sir Chr. Musgrave, Lieutenant General Talmash, Sir Tho. Clarges, Colonel Earle, Sir Jos. Williamson, Colonel Godfry, Mr. Herbert, Sir Richard Temple, Lord Ranelagh, Colonel Levison, Colonel Beaumont, Colonel Trelawney, Mr. Fox, or any Five of them, do prepare and bring in an ingrossed Clause, upon the Debate of the House, to be added to the Bill, upon the Third Reading thereof.
A Clause was offered to be added to the Bill touching Muster Rolls.
And the same was twice read; and, with some Amendments proposed, and agreed unto by the House, was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed to be made part of the Bill.
A Clause was offered to be added to the Bill, That * * * *.
And the Question being put, That the Clause be read a Second time;
It passed in the Negative.
A Clause was offered to be added to the Bill, That no Officers or Soldiers shall quarter their Wives, Children, or Servants, in any House, by the Act appointed for that Purpose, without the Consent of the Owner.
And the same was twice read; and, with some Amendments proposed, and agreed unto by the House, the same was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House, to be made part of the Bill.
A Clause was offered to be added to the Bill, against pressing Carts and Waggons.
And the same was twice read, with Blanks for the Rates of Carriages, which were filled up by the House; and, with some other Amendments, were proposed, and agreed unto by the House, to be made Part of the Bill.
Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.
Ways and Means.
Resolved, 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, for the carrying on a vigorous War against France.
Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill for 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 the Third time, upon Tuesday Morning next, immediately after the Report of the Election for the County of Essex.
East India Trade.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Wednesday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Bill for preserving, regulating, and establishing the East India Trade.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Thursday 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.
Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.
And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning, Eight a Clock.