House of Commons Journal Volume 10
29 January 1689

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 10: 29 January 1689', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 10: 1688-1693 (1802), pp. 14-15. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=28741 Date accessed: 21 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Martis, 29 Januarii, 1688.

Prayers.

Preventing Ships going to France.

THE House being acquainted, that about One hundred and Fifty Sail of Ships are going out of this Kingdom for France, with an Intention to import from thence great Quantities of French Wines and Brandies into this Kingdom;

And a Motion being made, That an humble Address be presented to his Highness the Prince of Orange, to desire him to put a speedy Stop to all Ships which are going out of this Kingdom, for France;

The Question was put, That the Words, "fetch Wines and Brandies" be added to the Question:

Which passed in the Negative.

Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to prepare an humble Address to his Highness the Prince of Orange, to desire him to put a speedy Stop to all Ships which are going out of this Kingdom, for France.

And it is referred to Mr. Garwey, Mr. Buscowen, Mr. Hamden, Colonel Mildmay, Sir Rich. Temple, Mr. Sachevrill, Mr. Love, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Sir Patience Ward, Colonel Birch, Sir John Knight, Sir John Guise, Sir Christopher Musgrave, Sir Hen. Capell, Mr. Harbord, Sir John Moreton, Sir Rob. Clayton, Sir Thom. Lee, or any Three of them, to draw up the said Address: And they are immediately to withdraw into the Speaker's Chamber for that Purpose; and to present the same to the House with all convenient Speed.

Suffolke Election.

Ordered, That the Coroner for the County of Suffolke do bring in the Papers and Books of the Poll for the Knights of the Shire to serve in this present Convention, for the said County, to the Chairman of the Committee of Elections; who is to deliver Copies thereof to Sir Sam. Barnardiston, and the other Parties concerned, if the same shall be desired.

Committee to attend the House.

Ordered, That the Committee above-stairs do immediately attend the Service of this House.

Gallery to be kept clear.

Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms do keep the Gallery free from Strangers: And that the Back-door be locked up, and the Key brought and laid upon the Table.

Which was done accordingly.

Trade with France.

Resolved, That a special Committee be appointed to consider of the Trade between this Kingdom and France; and how the same may be carried on by way of mutual Exchange of Commodities.

And it is referred to Colonel Birch, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Sacheverill, Mr. John Hamden, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir Christo. Musgrave, Sir Rob. Clayton, Mr. Pilkington, Mr. Jephson, Mr. Love, Sir Patience Ward, Sir Rich. Temple, Mr. Kendall, Mr. Paul Foley, Mr. John Polexfen, Mr. Harbord, Mr. Thom. Foley, Mr. Garway, Sir Henry Capell, Mr. Elwell, Mr. Musgrave, Sir John Mathewes, Mr. Done, Sir Edw. Harley, Lord Wiltshire, Mr. Buscowen, Sir John Thompson, Sir Matthew Andrews, Sir Benj. Newland, Sir Thom. Clarges, Mr. Sandford, Sir John Knight, Mr. Colt, Lord Falkland, Sir Rob. Sawyer, Marquis of Worcester, Mr. Onslowe, Mr. Waller, Mr. Sanderson, Mr. Pitt, and all Members for the Sea Port Towns, and for the City of York, and Town of Hull; or any Three of them; to consider thereof; and make Report, with their Opinions therein, to the House: And they are to meet next Friday in the Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Address to prevent Ships going to France.

Sir Richard Temple reports from the Committee appointed to draw up an Address to his Highness the Prince of Orange, to desire him to put a speedy Stop to all Ships that are going out of this Kingdom for France, That the Committee having taken into Consideration the Matters to them referred, had agreed upon an Address: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered it in at the Table: Where the same being again read, is as follows:

WE the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, assembled at Westminster, do humbly represent to Your Highness the great Dangers and Inconveniences that may happen to this Nation, in this Conjuncture, by the great Number of Shipping of this Nation that at this Season are going for France; and therefore do make it our humble Desire to Your Highness, to take some effectual Course, that an immediate Stop be put to the Going of any Ships or Vessels to France; that so the Seamen may be kept at home for the Service of the Nation.

A Motion being made, That these Words be added to the Address; viz. "excepting only such Ships as, before the 29th of January, are cleared at the Custom-house;"

And the Question being put, That the said Words be added;

It passed in the Negative.

Resolved, That this House doth agree to the said Address.

A Motion being made, That the Concurrence of the Lords be desired to the said Address;

The previous Question was thereupon put, whether the Question be now put, That the Concurrence of the Lords be desired to the said Address: And

It passed in the Negative.

Ordered, That Sir Rich. Temple do present the said Address to his Highness the Prince of Orange.

State of the Nation.

The House then resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed further in the Consideration of the Condition and State of the Nation.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Mr. Hampden took the Chair of the Committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Mr. Hampden reports from the Committee of the whole House, That the Committee having taken into further Consideration, the Condition and State of the Nation, they had agreed upon Two Resolves: Which he read in his Place; and then delivered them in at the Table: Where the same being read, are as follows:

Resolutions against a Popish Prince; and for securing Religion, Laws, and Liberties.

Resolved, That it hath been found, by Experience, to be inconsistent with the Safety and Welfare of this Protestant Kingdom, to be governed by a Popish Prince.

Resolved, That the House be moved to appoint a Committee, to bring in general Heads of such Things as are absolutely necessary to be considered, for the better securing our Religion, Laws, and Liberties.

The First of the said Resolves being read a Second time;

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That it hath been found; by Experience, to be inconsistent with the Safety and Welfare of this Protestant Kingdom, to be governed by a Popish Prince.

Resolved, That the Concurrence of the Lords be desired to the said Resolve.

Ordered, That Mr. Hampden do carry up the said Resolve to the Lords for their Concurrence.

The Second of the said Resolves being read a Second time;

Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to bring in general Heads of such things as are absolutely necessary to be considered, for the better securing our Religion, Laws, and Liberties.

And it is referred unto Colonel Birch, Mr. Sacheverill, Mr. Boscowen, Sir Thom. Lee, Mr. Jephson, Mr. Herbord, Mr. Hen. Polexfen, Sir Geo. Trebye, Sir Edm. Seymour, Mr. Wildman, Mr. Finch, The Earl of Wilts, Mr. Garway, Mr. Thom. Foley, Mr. Ettericke, Lord Falkland, Sir Wm. Williams, Sir Robert Cotton, Lord Colchester, Sir Rob. Howard, Sir Hen. Hobart, Sir Hen. Capell, Sir Thom. Littleton, Sir Rob. Sawyer, Mr. Rich. Hampden, Sir Rich. Temple, Mr. Somers, Mr. Eyres, Sir Thom. Clarges, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. John Hamden, Mr. Wharton, Sir Christo. Musgrave, Mr. Tipping, Mr. Christy, Mr. Waller, Sir Boucher Wrey, Mr. Paul Foley, Sir Wm. Ellis, or any Three of them: And they are to meet, in the Speaker's Chambers, To-morrow Morning at Eight of the Clock; and to present such Heads to the House with all convenient Speed.

Resolved, That this House will meet and sit Tomorrow, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Afternoon, Two of the Clock.