March 1689

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House of Commons Journal Volume 10
5 March 1689

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 10: 5 March 1689', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 10: 1688-1693 (1802), pp. 41-42. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=28770 Date accessed: 23 July 2014.


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Martis, 5 die Martii; 1° Willielmi et Mariæ.

Prayers.

Members take Oaths.

SEVERAL Members of the House, who had not before taken the Oaths, and repeated and subscribed a Declaration, according to the several Acts of Parliament for that Purpose, did take, repeat, and subscribe the same.

Cooke's Estate.

A Petition of Younger Cooke, Esquire, for Leave to bring in a Bill, for Selling of Part of his Estate, for Payment of his Debts, and raising Portions for younger Children, was read.

Resolved, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, accordingly.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Morgan, and Mr. Gorge, have Leave to go into the Country.

Commitments of State Prisoners.

Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, or his Deputy, do go to the chief Officer of the Tower of London, and demand Copies of the Warrants of Commitment of all such Persons, as are Prisoners in the Tower; and that such Officer do deliver such Copies accordingly.

Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, or his Deputy, do go to the Keeper of the Gaols of Newgate, and the Gatehouse, and demand Copies of the Commitments of such Persons, as are Prisoners in the respective Prisons, for Matters of State.

Report from Committee of Grievances.

Sir Jos. Tredenham reports from the Grand Committee of Grievances, several Resolves, by them agreed upon: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table; where the same was read; and are as follow; viz.

1. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the Rights of the City of London, in the Election of Sheriffs in the Year 1682, were invaded; and that such Invasion was illegal, and a Grievance.

2. Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the Judgment given upon the Quo Warranto against the City of London, is illegal, and a Grievance.

3. Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the late Prosecutions of Quo Warranto against the other Cities, Two Universities, the Towns Corporate, Boroughs and Cinque Ports, and Plantations; and the Judgments thereupon; and the Surrenders of Charters, to the Violation of their ancient Rights; are illegal, and Grievances.

4. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the Commissions and Instructions, for regulating Corporations, and putting Tests, in order to electing Members for Parliament, are illegal, and Grievances.

5. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the Promising of Votes, to take off the Penal Laws and Tests, is a Violation of the Rights of Parliament, and a Grievance.

6. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the Collecting of the Customs, and Part of the Excise; between the Death of King Charles the Second, when those Duties were determined, and the Parliament that was afterwards, was illegal, and a Grievance.

7. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the Levying of Money otherwise than the Law allows, and the Disarming of Protestants, and Quartering of Soldiers contrary to Law, are Grievances.

8. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the House be moved, to appoint a particular Committee, to examine into the Matters aforesaid; and who were the Authors and Advisers thereof.

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

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the said Committee in the said Resolve, That the Rights of the City of London, in the Election of Sheriffs in the Year 1682, were invaded; and that such Invasion was illegal, and a Grievance.

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

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the said Committee in the said Resolve, That the Judgment given upon the Quo Warranto against the City of London, is illegal, and a Grievance.

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

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the said Committee in the said Resolve, That the late Prosecutions of Quo Warranto's against the other Cities, Two Universities, the Towns Corporate, Boroughs and Cinque Ports, and Plantations; and the Judgments thereupon; and the Surrenders of Charters, to the Violation of their ancient Rights: are illegal, and a Grievance.

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

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolve, That the Commissions and Instructions, for regulating Corporations, and putting Tests, in order to electing Members for Parliament, are illegal, and Grievances.

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

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the said Committee in the said Resolve, That the Promising of Votes, to take off the Penal Laws and Tests, is a Violation of the Rights of Parliament, and a Grievance.

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

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the said Committee in the said Resolve, That the Collecting the Custom, and Part of the Excise, between the Death of King Charles the Second, when those Duties were determined, and the Parliament that was afterwards, was illegal, and a Grievance.

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

An Amendment being proposed to be made, by adding after the Word "Soldiers," and before the Word "contrary," these Words, "and the Pressing of Horses and Carriages;"

Resolved, That these Words, "and the Pressing of Horses and Carriages," be added to the said Resolve, accordingly.

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolve, thus amended.

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

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the said Committee; and accordingly doth order, That a particular Committee be appointed to examine into the Matters aforesaid; and who were the Authors and Advisers thereof.

And it is referred unto Sir Rob. Howard, Colonel Birch, Mr. Sacheverell, Sir Tho. Clarges, Sir Rob. Clayton, Sir Edw. Seymor, Lord Falkland, Mr. Gwyn, Mr. Stockdale, Mr. Colt, Mr. Palmes, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Hamden, Sir Geo. Treby, Mr. Coningsby, Sir Rob. Gwyn, Sir Christopher Musgrave, Mr. Sommers, Mr. Hen. Herbert, Colonel Whitley, Major Wildman, Sir Wm. Williams, Sir Tho. Lee, Mr. Howe, Sir Wm. Cooper, Mr. Arnold, Sir Edward Hartley, Mr. Dalben, Lord Ranelagh, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Earl of Wiltshire, Sir Rich. Temple, Mr. Leveson Gowre, Mr. Finch, Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Montague, Mr. Edw. Thomson, Sir Ralph Dutton, Sir Tho. Pope Blunt, Sir Roger Cave, Sir John Lowther, Mr. Windham, Mr. Auditor Done, Mr. Howard, Mr. Love, Sir Fra. Russell, Captain Herbert, Mr. Kendall, Mr. Cook, Sir Cha. Cæsar, Sir Wm. Ellis, Sir Cha. Rawleigh, Major Manley, Mr. Tho. Foley, Mr. Paul Foley, Mr. Cristy, Sir John Guise, Sir Rich. Middleton, Colonel Tipping, Sir John St. Awbyn, Lord Digby, Sir Wm. Poultny, Mr. Morgan, Mr. Philip Howard, Sir Gilbert Clerke; and all the Members that serve for the City of London: And they are to meet at Five of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber; and are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Declaration of Rights, and settling the Crown.

Resolved, That a Bill be prepared, for enacting the several Articles, contained in the Declaration of both Houses, agreed upon the Twelfth Day of February last, and presented to his now Majesty the Thirteenth Day of the same February; and for settling the Crown, and preventing any Papist to succeed to the Crown of this Kingdom.

And it is referred to Mr. Hen. Pollexfen, Mr. Finch, Mr. Eyres, Sir John Holt, Sir Wm. Williams, Sir Geo. Treby, Mr. Ettrick, Mr. Somers, Mr. Windham, Mr. Ventris, Mr. Dalben, or any Three of them, to prepare the same: And they are to bring the same in with all convenient Speed.

Supply Bill; granting a present Aid.

The Question being put, That this House do now resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to take into Consideration the Bill for granting a present Aid to his Majesty;

It passed in the Negative.

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning at Nine a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to take into Consideration the Bill for granting an Aid to His Majesty.

Conference with Lords.

Mr. Hamden junior, according to the Order of Yesterday, went up to the Lords, to desire a Conference.

Mr. Hamden junior acquaints the House, That he having, according to their Order, gone up to the Lords to desire a Conference, their Lordships had agreed to a present Conference in the Painted Chamber.

Resolved, That Mr. Hamden, Mr. Boscowen, Mr. Peirpoint, Sir Hen. Capell, Sir Tho. Clarges, be the Managers of the said Conference.

Mr. Hamden junior reports, That the Managers of the Conference had been with the Lords; and delivered them the Address, to be presented to His Majesty, upon the Vote of this House on Wednesday last; and desired their Lordships Concurrence thereunto.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Robert Atkins and Sir Edward Nevill;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords do concur with this House in the Address which was delivered to them at the last Conference.

They have likewise sent to his Majesty, to know his Pleasure, when both Houses may attend His Majesty with that Address, and where.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Abolishing Hearth-money.

A Motion being made, That Leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the Taking away the Duty of Hearthmoney;

And a Debate arose thereupon:

Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That a Committee be appointed to prepare a Bill for the Taking away the Duty of Hearth-money.

And it is referred to Sir Tho. Lee, Mr. Howe, Mr. Burrard, Sir Wm. Williams, Sir Tho. Clarges, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Mr. Hen. Herbert, Mr. Somers, Mr. Whitehead, Sir Christopher Musgrave, Lord Falkland, Sir Roger Cave, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Colonel Birch, Mr. Dalben; and all the Members of the House that are of the Long Robe, or any Three of them: And they are to bring the same in with all convenient Speed.

And then the House adjourned till Three a Clock in the Afternoon.

Post Meridiem.

The House presents Address.

THE House met, in order to go to Whitehall, to present their Address, agreed upon on Friday last, to his Majesty.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine a Clock.