Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 12, 1697-1699. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1803.
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Martis, 21 die Decembris;
Leave of Absence.
Sir Henry Hobart, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill to enable Sir Francis Guibon, and Dame Isabella his Wife, and their Trustees, to sell the Manor of Avenalls, and other Lands in or near Gunthorpe, in the County of Norfolk; and for settling other Lands, in lieu thereof: And the same was received.
Leave of Absence.
A Petition of the Serjeants, and private Centinels, who were lately discharged from the Regiment commanded by Colonel Coote, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners are discharged without Payment of their Short-Allowance and Subsistence-money, and have complained thereof to the General Officers at the Horse-Guards, without receiving any Answer: That the Petitioners are Foreigners, without any Employment here; and have not wherewith to convey themselves into their native Countries; so must starve in the Streets, without Help: And praying Relief in the Premises.
Counters, &c. Imprisenment
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to continue in Prison * * Counter, John Bernardi, Robert Cassells, Robert Meldrum, James Chambers, and Robert Blackburne; who were committed to Newgate for their being concerned in the late horrid Conspiracy of assassinating his Majesty: And that Mr. Clark do prepare, and bring in, the Bill.
Abolishing Payments of Smoak-Silver, &c.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Boscawen, Mr. Pocklington, Mr. Cooper, Lord Coningsby, Sir John Elwell, Sir John Duke, Sir Hen. Colt, Mr. Hooper, Mr. Heveningham, Sir John Kay, Mr. Dolben, Mr. Bertie, Mr. Pelham, Colonel Perry, Mr. Foley, Mr. Clark, Mr. Mountstevens, Mr. Evelyn, Sir Marm. Wivell, Mr. Hoblyn, Mr. Price, Lord Pawlet, Mr. Ogle, Mr. Thornhagh, Mr. England, Mr. Whitaker, Sir Gerv. Elwes, Mr. Cornwallis, Sir Wm. Ellis, Mr. Moore, Mr. Hoare, Mr. Fuller, Sir Wm. Coriton, Sir Wm. Lowther, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Sandford, Sir Fran. Winington: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four a Clock, in the Speaker's Chambers.
A Member discharged from Custody.
Preventing Correspondence with late King James.
Sir Thomas Littleton, according to Order, reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was referred to consider further of the Supply to be granted to his Majesty, the Resolution of the said Committee, 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 read; and is as followeth; viz.
Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That, in a just Sense and Acknowlegement of what great Things his Majesty has done for these Kingdoms, a Sum, not exceeding the Sum of 700,000 l. per Annum, be granted to his Majesty, during his life, for the Support of the Civil Lift.
|Tellers for the Yeas,||
Sir John Bolles,
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Sir John Elwell,
Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, That, in a just Sense and Acknowlegement of what great Things his Majesty has done for these Kingdoms, a Sum, not exceeding the Sum of 700,000 l. per Annum, be granted to his Majesty, during his Life, for the Support of the Civil List.