Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Mercurii, 22 die Februarii; 5° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
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AN ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable Rich. Walthall, Esquire, to sell Lands for the Payment of Portions and Debts, was read the Third time.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be agreed to.
Ordered, That Sir John Manwaring do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the same, without any Amendments.
Lord Shannon's Estate.
An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for settling the Estate of Francis Boyle Lord Viscount Shannon, in the Kingdom of Ireland, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Lord Cornbury, Mr. Banks, Mr. Goldwell, Sir Jerv. Elwes, Mr. Biddulph, Mr. Hen. Boyle, Sir Wm. Langham, Sir Math. Andrewes, Colonel Titus, Mr. Wyndham, Mr. Brewer, Lord Cognisby, Sir John Banks, Sir John Dorrell, Sir Cha. Raleigh, Mr. Nicholas, Mr. Bromley, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Cook, Sir John Bolles, Mr. Bertie, Mr. Fenwick, Mr. Waller, Mr. Christy, Sir John Barker, Sir John Key, Mr. Chetwyn, Mr. Freeman, Sir Wm. Lemon, Mr. Dyot, Mr. Travers, Mr. Cotton, Mr. Fawkes, Mr. Slater, Mr. Boyle, Mr. Hutchins, Lord Digby: And they are to meet at Four of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for vesting the Manor of Barcrofts, otherwise Low Thonock, Hinton, otherwise Hengton, and other Lands in the County of Lincolne, Isle of Ely, and Counties of Cambridge and Norfolke, in Trustees, for Payment of the Debts of Thomas Towers, Esquire, and of making Provision for his Wife and Daughter, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Christy, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Waller, Sir Wm. Lemon, Mr. Fenwick, Mr. Slater, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Stokes, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Mr. Hopkins, Mr. Thornhaugh, Mr. Gilbert, Sir Fran. Molyneux, Sir Jerv. Elwes, Mr. Windham, Mr. White, Mr. Bromley, Mr. Freeman, Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Palmes, Mr. Musgrave, Sir Wm. Cooper, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Biddulph, Mr. Brewer, Colonel Deane, Mr. Taylor, Major Beake, and all the Members that serve for the Counties of Bedford, Huntington, and Suffolke: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Four a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Butter and Cheese Trade.
Then the Amendment made by the Lords to the ingrossed Bill, intituled, An Act to prevent Abuses committed by the Traders in Butter and Cheese, was twice read; and agreed unto by the House; and is as followeth; viz.
At the End of the Bill add, "Provided always, That if any Person or Persons shall think him or themselves aggrieved by the Determination of any Justice of the Peace, who shall, at any time, act in pursuance of the Powers to him given by this Act, it shall be lawful to and for such Person or Persons to appeal to the next General Quarter Sessions of the Peace, to be held for the County, Riding, City, or Town Corporate, where the said Offence shall be committed; the Determination of which Justices shall be final and conclusive to all Parties; the Person, so appealing, first giving to the Party accused a Bond of the Penalty of Twenty Pounds; with one or more sufficient Sureties, to the Liking of the said Justice from whom the said Appeal shall be made, to pay such Costs to the Party accused, as the said Court of Quarter Sessions shall allow, in case the Appellant be not relieved upon his Appeal; the said Costs to be so paid within One Month after the hearing and determining the said Appeal."
Ordered, That Mr. Goldwell do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the said Amendment.
Then the Amendment made by the Lords to the ingrossed Bill, intituled, An Act to prevent malicious Informations in the Court of King's Bench, and for the more easy Reversal of Outlawries in the same Court, was read.
And the Question being put, That the House do agree with the Lords in the said Amendment;
It passed in the Negative.
Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to prepare Reasons, to be offered at a Conference with the Lords, for disagreeing to the said Amendments.
And it is referred to Mr. Serjeant Trenchard, Mr. Fenwick, Mr. Serjeant Wogan, Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Harly, Mr. Christy, Mr. Waller, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Mr. Gwynn, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Lloyd, Mr. Paul Foley, Mr. Goldwell, Mr. Smith: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
An ingrossed Bill for prohibiting the Importation of all foreign Hair Buttons, and all other Foreign Buttons, was read the Third time.
And an ingrossed Clause was offered as a Rider, That
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And the Question being put, That the Clause be received;
The House divided.
The Yeas go forth.
|Tellers for the Yeas,||Mr. Clarke,||60.|
|Tellers for the Noes,||Mr. Fenwick,||87.|
So it passed the Negative.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for prohibiting the Importation of all foreign Hair Buttons.
Ordered, That Sir Robert Cotton do carry the Bill to the Lords; and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir John Fagg have Leave to go into the Country for a Fortnight, his Brother being very ill.
Commissioners of Accompts.
An ingrossed Bill for examining, taking, and stating the publick Accompts of this Kingdom, was read the Third time.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for examining, taking, and stating the publick Accompts of this Kingdom.
Ordered, That Colonel Granville do carry the Bill to the Lords; and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Ordered, That the Observations upon the Accompts, delivered in by the Commissioners for taking the publick Accompts, and also the Answer thereunto, be taken into Consideration upon Saturday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock.
Punishing Mutiny and Desertion.
An ingrossed Bill for punishing Officers and Soldiers who shall mutiny, or desert their Majesties Service, and for punishing false Musters, and for Payment of Quarters, was read the Third time.
An Amendment was proposed to be made in Press 12, L., after "Cloaths," to insert "Arms."
And the same was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House; and the Bill amended at the Table accordingly.
Then Mr. Herbert reported from the Committee to whom it was referred to prepare and bring in a Clause upon the Debate of the House, That they had prepared a Clause accordingly, for making up and settling an Accompt of all Monies due, according to the Muster Rolls, to every Regiment in their Majesties Service, between the Paymaster General of the Army, and Colonel of every such Regiment, or his Agent authorized to receive the Pay thereof, from the First of March 1692 to the last of April 1693; and so successively, when Four Months become due, an Account shall be stated for the Two preceding Months, and registered in a Book to be kept in the Pay Office for that Purpose; which shall be subscribed by such Paymaster General and Colonel, or Agent, who made up the Account, and a Duplicate thereof given to the Colonel; who shall deliver to each Captain an Account of so much as appertains to him and his Company, or Troop; and the Balance of every such Accompt shall be paid by the Paymaster, when their Majesties shall direct; and to forfeit One hundred Pounds for every Offence committed by the Paymaster or Colonel: And he read the same in his Place; and delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table, ingrossed: Where the same was Twice read; and, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House, to be made Part of the Bill.
An ingrossed Clause was offered, as a Rider, That no Warrant, to take off the Respites from any Muster Roll, shall be allowed by any Paymaster, unless the same be countersigned by the Commissioners of the Treasury.
And the same was Thrice read; and, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House, to be made Part of the Bill.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for punishing Officers and Soldiers who shall mutiny, or desert their Majesties Service; and for punishing false Musters; and for Payment of Quarters.
Ordered, That the Lord Colchester do carry the Bill to the Lords; and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Supply Bill; Poll Tax.
Mr. Attorney General, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for the Review of the quarterly Poll. And the same was received.
State of Ireland.
Then the House, according to the Order of the Day, proceeded to take into Consideration the State of the Kingdom of Ireland.
And the House being informed, that several Persons were at the Door, that could give Informations of several Matters touching the same; viz. Sir Fran. Brewster, Sir Wm. Gore, Sir John Magill, Lieutenant Stafford, Mr. Sloane, and Mr. Kerne;
They were ordered to be called in; and were called in accordingly; and, at the Bar, gave their several Informations to the House; and then withdrew.
And being called in again, Mr. Speaker, by Order of the House, acquainted them, That the House had directed that they do severally put into Writing what they have severally said to this House, touching the State of the Kingdom of Ireland; and what they can say more of their own Knowledge, or can make Proof of by others: And that they do severally sign the same; and present the same to this House upon Friday Morning next.
Resolved, That the Debate be adjourned till Friday Morning next, Eleven a Clock.
Ordered, That Mr. Culliford, a Member of this House, do attend his Service in this House upon Friday Morning next: And that the Serjeant at Arms attending this House do give him Notice of this Order.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight a Clock.