Mercurii, 13 die Martii; 1° Willielmi et Mariæ.
Supply Bill; granting a present Aid.
THE House proceeded in the further Consideration of the Report of the Bill for the granting a
present Aid unto his Majesty.-
Address from the City of London.
But the House was informed, That the Sheriffs of London were attending at the Door, with some Business to be
communicated to this House; and also, that Mr. Recorder
of the said City, and One of the Members of the House,
together with the Four Members of the House that serve
for the City, were appointed also to attend the House:
Upon which, a Debate arose in the House, in what
Manner the Sheriffs should be brought in; whether by
the Serjeant, with the Mace to the Bar; and, in such case,
whether the Members of the House should come with
them to the Bar:
The House agreed, that the Sheriffs be conducted in
by the Serjeant, with the Mace, to the Bar; and that
Members of the House ought not to be brought to the
Bar, unless when they are accused of any Crime.
Resolved, That the Sheriffs be called in.
The Serjeant with the Mace, called them in: And, as
soon as they came within the Door, they made their Obeisance; and again, in the Middle of the Passage; and a
Third time, at the Bar, which was put down: And standing without the Bar, the Serjeant, with the Mace, being on
their Right Hand, Sir Humphrey Edwyn, the Senior Sheriff, spake to this Effect:
We are commanded by the Lord Mayor, and Commons of the City of London, in Common Council assembled, the Eighth Instant, to make our Applications to this
honourable House with an Address: And, if you think
fit to command me, I will read it.
And Mr. Speaker directed him so to do;
He read the same: And afterwards delivered the
same, at the Bar, to the Clerk of the House, to be
brought to the Table,
And then they withdrew, making the like Obeisances
as they did coming in.
The Address was again read; and is as followeth;
The honourable Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, in
WE the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of
the City of London, in Common Council assembled,
presume to address ourselves to this honourable House,
with our most humble Thanks for your excellent Conduct of Affairs in this Time of our great Exigency and
Extremity, when our Lives, our Religion, and our Estates, were so eminently threatened; and especially, for
your Address to his Majesty, the Fifth Instant, declaring
your Resolution to assist and stand by his Majesty, in
supporting his Allies abroad, in reducing Ireland, and in
Defence of the Protestant Religion, and Laws of this
Kingdom. Dated at Guild Hall, 8 March, 1688.
By Order of Common Council,
Answer to Address.
Resolved, That the Thanks of this House be returned
to the City of London for the said Address; and that the
same be signified by Mr. Speaker, in the Chair, to the
Sheriffs: And that they be called in for that Purpose.
The Sheriffs being again introduced to the Bar, in like
Manner as before; Mr. Speaker gave them the Thanks
of the House, as followeth;
THE House hath considered of the Address you have
presented from the City of London; and have commanded me to return you this Answer:
That they have taken Notice of the most eminent
Courage and Constancy the City hath shewed in this late
Revolution, and the Services they have done to the whole
Kingdom on this Occasion; and particularly, the advancing so considerable Sum of Money, as was lent by
you to his Majesty upon his first coming hither, at a Time
when the Condition of the Affairs of this Kingdom did
so much require it.
I am further commanded to tell you, That this House
doth accept of your Address with great Kindness, and do
give you their hearty Thanks for the same; with this
further Assurance, That your Care for the Publick shall
never fail of receiving from them the like Returns.
And then they again withdrew.
Ordered, That the Address, and the Thanks of this
House given by Mr. Speaker for the same, be printed;
and that Mr. Speaker direct the Printing thereof, and the
nominating the Printer.
Publishing Mutiny and Desertion.
Resolved, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to
punish Mutineers, and Deserters from the Army, for a
And it is referred unto Sir Rich. Temple, Sir John
Guise, Mr. Herbert, Sir Wm. Williams, Sir Tho. Lee,
Major General Kirke, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Mr. Done,
Mr. Sacheverell, Mr. Hamden, Major Manley, Sir John
Lowther, Mr. Sommers, Col. Tipping, Mr. Babington,
Col. Trelawney, Mr. Colt, Major Wildman, Sir John
Holt, or any Three of them: And they are to meet this
Afternoon, at Four a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber;
and to prepare the Bill, and bring the same in with all
Supply Bill; granting a present Aid.
Then the House proceeded in the Consideration of the
Report of the Bill for the granting a present Aid to his
Majesty, and the several Clauses and Provisoes added
thereunto, and made Part of the Bill.
And the Residue of the Amendments, with the Clauses
and Provisoes, being again severally read, were upon the
Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the
Another Clause was proposed to be added to the Bill:
Which was brought to the Table; and there read.
Resolved, That the Clause be read a Second time.
The Clause was read a Second time.
Resolved, That the said Clause be made Part of the Bill.
Other Amendments, and a Proviso, were also severally
proposed to be made, and added to the Bill: But, upon
reading the same; and the Question severally put thereupon; were rejected.
Resolved, That the Bill, so amended, as aforesaid, with
the Clauses and Provisoes agreed unto by the House, be
Seamen of the Ship Greenwich.
A Petition of many Seamen belonging to his Majesty's
Ship Greenwich; and the Articles thereunto annexed,
signed by the said Seamen; was offered.
Resolved, That the Seamen be called in, to own the
And being called in; and shewed the Petition and
Articles; they owned their Hands thereunto;
The Petition and Articles were read.
Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to consider
of the Matter of the said Petition, and the Articles thereunto annexed.
And it is referred unto Major Manly, Lord Wilts, Col.
Russell, Mr. Garway, Col. Birch, Major Wildman, Mr.
Colt, Sir John Chichly, Sir Rob. Howard, Col. Churchill,
Sir Tho. Lee, Sir John Guise, Sir Wm. Gregory, Sir Hen.
Capell, Sir Fra. Drake, Mr. Arnold, Sir Rob. Gwyne, Mr.
Howe, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Lord Falkland, Mr. Williams,
Mr. Somers, Sir Wm. Ashurst, Mr. Done, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Hamden, and all the Members of this House,
that are Commissioners of the Admiralty, and that serve
for the Port Towns: And they are to meet at Four a
Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And
are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records:
And they are to report the Matter to the House with all
King's Speech to be considered.
Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning,
at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of
the whole House, to take into Consideration his Majesty's Speech.
And then, upon the Question put for adjourning,
the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning,
Eight a Clock.