Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 11, 1693-1697. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1803.
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Mercurii, 6 die Februarii;
Compelling the predection of Sir P. Pindar.
ORDERED, That the Committee, to whom the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to compel Edward Williams Esquire to bring forth the Person of Sir Paul Pindar Baronet, is committed, have Liberty to sit in a Morning before the Sitting of the House: And that they sit To-morrow Morning.
Cosserat's, &c. Nat.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Boscawen, Sir Edward Ayscough, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Bale, Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Popham, Mr. Ryder, Sir Fra. Massam, Mr. Stonehouse, Sir Robert Eden, Sir John Cotton, Mr. Gee, Mr. Christie, Mr. Clarke, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir John Bolls, Sir Richard Onslow, Mr. Norres, Mr. Waller, Mr. Dyot, Mr. Gerrard, Mr. Hedger, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Freeman, Sir Chr. Greenfield, Mr. Lutterell, Mr. Shackerley, Sir Wm. Honeywood, Colonel Titus, Mr. Wilmot, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Mawdit, Mr. Palms, Mr. Buckley, Mr. Morris, Mr. Nicholas, Sir Jonath. Jennings, Mr. Thornhaugh, Sir John Moreton, Sir Ralph Dutton, Mr. Burdet, Sir Fra. Guibon, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Speake, Mr. Cooke, Mr. England, Mr. Kendal, Mr. Lampton: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four a Clock, in the Speaker's Chambers.
Privilege in relation to Suits at Law.
Ordered, That Mr. Bowyer, Mr. How, Mr. Freke, Sir Robert Eden, Mr. Colt, Mr. Foley, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Winnington, Mr. Mawdit, Sir Fra. Drake, Sir Edward Hussey, Mr. Waller, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Sir Richard Temple, Mr. Onslow, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Clarke, Mr. Speake, Sir John Bolls, Mr. Stockdale, be added to the Committee, to whom it is referred to consider how the Privileges of the Members of this House, in relation to Suits in Law and Equity, may be regulated.
Refusal to attend the summons of a Committee.
Mr. Brewer acquainted the House, from the Committee, to whom the Examination and Consideration of the Petition of Thomas Kemp and others, of the ancient Four hundred Hackney Coachmen, was committed, That one Thomas Fitz-Harris hath been several times summoned to attend the said Committee, but did not attend.
Privilege—Censures for false Returns.
Sir John Bolles reported from the Committee appointed to inspect Precedents of what Censures have been inflicted upon Officers, for making false Returns of Members to serve in Parliament; and to report the same to the House; That they had searched several Journals; and had directed him to report to the House the case between Sir Thomas Savile and Mr. Hoyle, touching an Election for York, 4° Car. I.: Which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same was read; and is as followeth; viz.
Sheriff Thompson censured: 1st, For precipitating to Sentence for Sir Thom. Savill's Election, purposely to put out Mr. Hoyle: 2dly, The Refusal of the Poll demanded by Mr. Hoyle. He acquainted not his Fellow Sheriff with it: Pronounced it within a Quarter of an Hour after the Reading of the Writ: Was admonished not to do it, while doing it: Answered, He would do it and justify it. His Excuses holden idle: His Behaviour at the Committee very full of Offence. A Message to him, That he should be saved harmless.
Alderman Hemsworth charged with undue Preparations; conventing several Companies, to the end, as it had been for the Business of the City; there read Sir Thom. Savill's Letter to them: Solicitations for Sir Tho. Savill, both publick and private: Said, He was persuaded the Parliament would not hold, and then they knew Sir John Savill's Power; assuring them, they should be saved harmless, in choosing Sir Tho. Savill: Persuaded Atkins to conceal, that he had * * Assurance, to save the Electors of Sir Thomas Savill harmless: Unduly procured Hands to confirm Sir Thomas Savill's Election, and reviled honest Men for not subscribing it.
Upon the Question, Sheriff Thompson and Alderman Hemsworth to be re-committed to the Serjeant at Arms, during the Pleasure of the House; and not to be discharged, till they have made Submission and Acknowlegement, at the Bar of the House, of their Offence, upon their Knees.
Upon the Question, Mr. Thompson and Mr. Hemsworth, now censured for their Misdemeanor about the Election, to pay the Charges of the Witnesses, which came up about the Election; and not to be discharged till they have paid.
Alderman Hemsworth and Sheriff Thompson, having paid their Fees to the Clerk and Serjeant, and the 20l. to Mr. Hoyle, were called in; and kneeling, acknowledged their Offence, in unduly preparing, and returning Sir Tho. Savill, a Citizen for York, to serve in this Parliament.
Resolved, That it be an Instruction to the said Committee, That they do inspect Precedents of what Censures have been inflicted by this House, upon Persons that have broken the Privileges of the House; and report the same.
Tryals in Lancashire.
The House, according to the Order of the Day, proceeded further in reading the Informations and Papers delivered in to the House by Mr. Aaron Smith, touching the late Proceedings and Tryals in Lancashire and Cheshire:
And several Letters, and other Papers, delivered into the House by Mr. Aaron Smith, were also read; among which were several printed Papers, as an Act recognizing the late King James in Ireland; and several Proclamations dated at Dublin.
|Tellers for the Yeas,||
|Tellers for the Noes,||
Sir Walter Yong:
A Motion being made, and the Question being put, That, upon the Informations and Examinations before this House, it does appear, that there was a dangerous Plot carried on against the King and Government;
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Papers to be burnt by Hangman.
Ordered, That the said Acts, and printed Papers, be burnt in the Old Palace-Yard, Westminster, upon this Day Sevennight, being the Thirteenth Day of February instant: And that the Serjeant at Arms attending this House do see the same done: And that the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex do assist the Serjeant at Arms therein.