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 Martii; 5° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
AN ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the vesting a Messuage and Lands in Trustees, to be sold for Payment of Debts of Abraham Hinde, deceased, was read the Third time.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And the Title be agreed to.
Ordered, That Sir William Cooper do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the same, without any Amendments.
Crown Office Proceedings.
An ingrossed Bill for regulating Proceedings in the Crown Office in the Court of King's Bench, was read the Third time.
And several Amendments were proposed to be made in Pr. 1. L. 10. to leave out "such;" and L. 11. to leave out "as aforesaid."
And the same were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House; and the Bill amended at the Table accordingly.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for regulating the Proceedings in the Crown Office in the Court of King's Bench.
Ordered, That Mr. Price do carry the Bill to the Lords; and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Privilege- a person discharged from custody.
Then Robert Davis, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, was, according to Order, brought to the Bar: Where he, upon his Knees, received a Reprimand from Mr. Speaker.
Ordered, That the said Robert Davis be discharged out of Custody, paying his Fees.
Supply Bill; charging Joint Stocks, &c.
Then the House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for laying several Impositions upon the East India Company's Stock, and other Stocks, and for continuing certain Impositions upon several Goods and Merchandize.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Attorney General took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Attorney General reported from the Committee.
That they had gone through the Bill; and made several Amendments to the same; which they had directed him to report to the House.
Ordered, That the said Report be made To-morrow Morning at Ten a Clock.
King appoints to be attended.
Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer acquainted this House, That the Members that are of his Majesty's most honourable Privy Council having, according to the Order of this House, waited upon his Majesty to know his Pleasure, when he would be attended by this House, his Majesty was pleased to appoint Thursday next in the Afternoon, at Half an Hour after Four a Clock, in the Banqueting House at Whitehall.
Precedents of Members absent beyond the Seas.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee to whom it was referred to search Precedents what the House hath done, in case where any of their Members have been employed in Foreign Service beyond the Seas, or any Members have otherwise been absent from the Service of the House, be made To-morrow Morning at Eleven a Clock.
Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow, after the said Report is over, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Bill for Satisfaction of the Debts due to the Orphans of the City of London.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Strickland, Lord Bellamont, Mr. Palmes, Sir Ra. Dutton, be added to the Committee to whom the Bill for the Importation of Salpetre, notwithstanding the Act of Navigation, is committed.
Ordered, That all Committees be revived.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine a Clock.