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, 17die Aprilis, 1° Willielmi et Mariæ.
HENRY De Nassau, Lord Overkirke, William De Nassau, Lord Dulesteine, and Adrian Van Borselen, took the Oaths, in order to their Naturalization.
Rights of the Subject, and Succession of the Crown.
Ordered, That the Bill for establishing the Articles presented by the Lords and Commons to their now Majesties, and for settling the Crown, be brought in, by the Persons appointed to prepare the same, on Saturday next.
King appoints to be attended.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Merideth and Mr. Keck;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to acquaint this House, That they having sent to the King, to know when he would be attended with the Address of both Houses, that his Majesty hath sent them Word, That he will be in Town on Friday next; and that he hath appointed to be attended that Day, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, at the Banqueting House at Whitehall.
And then the Messengers withdrew.
A Bill that the Simony of one Person may not prejudice another, was read the Third time.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title of it be, An Act that the Simonical Promotion of one Person may not prejudice another.
Ordered, That Sir Jos. Tredenham, do carry up the Bill to the Lords, for their Concurrence.
Westminster, &c. Courts of Conscience.
Ordered, That Sir John Knight, Sir Rich. Hart, Sir Wm. Drake, Mr. Cristy, Mr. Philip Foley, Major Wildman, Mr. Vincent, Colonel Whitley, Mr. Moore, Mr. Ellwell, Sir Christopher Musgrave, Mr. Foote, be added to the Committee, to whom the Bill for establishing Courts of Conscience in the Borough of Southwarke, the Tower Hamlets, the City of Westminster, and the Out Parishes within the weekly Bills of Mortality, is referred.
A Petition of Thomas Johnson, and others, on Behalf of themselves and others, in all, an Hundred ancient Coachmen, who have served Persons of Honour, and Gentlemen of Quality, and have no other Subsistence to live upon; complaining, that they have been Fined and Imprisoned, and Punished by the Common Council of London, and by Commissioners appointed by his late Majesty King James the Second; and praying, that they may be included in, and settled by, the Act of Parliament now passing, for settling Hackney Coaches, and qualified upon the same Terms, as others of the Four hundred Hackney Coachmen, settled in the Year 1683; was read.
Resolved, That the Petition do lie upon the Table; to be considered, when the Bill for licensing Hackney Coaches is read the Second time.
Report of Conference.
The House then resumed the Consideration of the Report made Yesterday, from the Conference with the Lords.
And the Question being put, That this House do agree with the Lords, That the Proviso by them proposed be Part of the Bill.
It was resolved in the Negative.
Ordered, That Mr. Francklin do go up to the Lords, to desire a free Conference, upon the Subject Matter of the last Conference.
Commissioners of Great Seal to execute Lord Chancellorship.
Ordered, That the Committee, to whom the ingrossed Bill, sent down from the Lords, intituled, An Act for enabling Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal to execute the Offices of Lord Chancellor, or Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, be revived; and sit this Afternoon.
Conference with Lords.
Mr. Franckland acquaints the House, That, he having been, according to their Order, up with the Lords, to desire a free Conference upon the Subject Matter of the last Conference, the Lords do agree to a present free Conference in the Painted Chamber.
Resolved, That the Persons who managed the last Conference, do manage this free Conference.
The Managers went to the free Conference accordingly.
Sir Jos. Tredenham reports from the free Conference with the Lords, That the Persons appointed to manage the same had been with the Lords, and given them their Reasons, why they could not agree with the Lords in the Proviso by them offered, to the Bill for Removing Papists from the Cities of London and Westminster.
Ordered, That all Committees be revived; and do sit this Afternoon.
Supply Bill; Poll Tax.
The House then, according to the Order of Yesterday, resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to take into Consideration the Bill for granting a Supply to his Majesty by a Poll.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir George Treby took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Sir George Treby reports from the Committee of the whole House, That they had made some Progress in the Bill; but could not go through the same; and moved, That the Committee might sit again To-morrow.
Resolved, That this House do resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock, to proceed in the further Consideration of the Bill.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine of the Clock.