Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 11, 1693-1697. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1803.
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Sabbati, 28 die Decembris ;
Stoughton's &c. Estate.
AN ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act for vesting the Estate of Sir Nicolas Stoughton and Sir Lawrence Stoughton Baronets, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, for the Payment of their Debts, and raising Portions for the Daughters of the said Sir Nicolas Stoughton, was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Colonel Perry, Sir John Bolles, Sir John Key, Mr. England, Mr. Whitacre, Mr. Bromley, Mr. Stonehouse, Mr. Baldwyn, Mr. Norris, Mr. Mountague, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Staines, Mr. White, Mr. Henly, Mr. Bethell, Mr. Yates, Mr. Slater, Mr. Gardner, Mr. Blake, Mr. Swift, Mr. Mawdit, Sir Godfrey Copley, Mr. Munson, Mr. Chase, Mr. Fuller, Sir William Coriton, Mr. Blofeild, Mr. Moore, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Brent, Mr. Harcourt, Sir John Morden, Mr. Brewer, Mr. Waller, Mr. Neville, Mr. Arnold: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Mr. Staines reported from the Committee, to whom the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for enabling Sir Thomas Parkins Baronet to sell certain Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in Huby and Easingwould, in the County of York; and for settling other Lands and Hereditaments, of greater Value, in lieu thereof; was committed; That they had examined and considered the same; and had made one Amendment to the Bill; which they had directed him to report to the House; and which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same was twice read; and agreed unto by the House; and is as followeth; viz.
State of the Nation.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was referred to consider further of the State of the Nation; and of Ways and Means for raising Twelve hundred thousand Pounds, for supplying of the Deficiency of the clipped Money; be made upon Monday Morning next.
Supply Bill; Annuities.
The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for enlarging the Times for Persons to come in, and purchase certain Annuities, therein mentioned; and for continuing the Duties formerly charged on low Wines, and Spirits, of the first Extraction; for carrying on the War against France.
Sir Thomas Littleton reported from the said Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments; which they had directed him to report, when the House will please to receive the same.
A Petition of Matthew Aylmer Esquire was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That at an Election for a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Portsmouth, the Petitioner and Colonel Gibson stood Candidates; and many Hundreds of the Burgesses and Inhabitants voted for each of the Candidates; and the Poll was taken of all such Votes, by Consent, before the Casting up thereof; whereupon it appeared, That the Petitioner had the Majority, without Contradiction; and the Petitioner was then declared elected; and demanded, and was promised by the TownClerk, a Return the next Day: But afterwards, the Mayor, at a private Consult between him and some few Aldermen, was prevailed upon to put the Common Seal to an Indenture and Return, now with the Clerk of the Crown; wherein it is mentioned; That the Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses, had chosen Colonel Gibson; and that Part of the Burgesses, with the major Part of the Inhabitants, had chosen the Petitioner; though, during the whole Transaction, there was not the least Claim or Pretence for the Burgesses to elect, exclusive of the Inhabitants: And praying the Consideration of the House, and Relief in the Premises.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Elections: And that they do examine the Matter; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.
Nassau's, &c. Nat.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the Naturalizing of Henry de Nassau, and other Children of Henry de Nassau Seignior D'Auverquerk: And that Colonel Granville do prepare, and bring in, the Bill.
Ways and Means.
The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Supply to be granted to his Majesty, for carrying on the War against France.
Sir Thomas Littleton reported from the said Committee, That they had made some further Progress, and come to several Resolutions; which they had directed him to report, when the House will please to receive the same.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Supply to be granted to his Majesty, for carrying on the War against France.