Martis, 26 die Martii. 1° Willielmi et Mariæ.
Westminster &c. Courts of Conscience.
ORDERED, That the Bill for establishing Courts of
Conscience in the City of Westminster, Borough of
Southwarke, the Two Hamlets, and Out Parishes within the Weekly Bills of Mortality, be read a Second time
Excise on Beer.
A Petition of the Common Brewers within the Towns
and Counties of Cambridge, Oxford, and Hertford, and the
Cities and Universities thereof, in Behalf of themselves
and others, being offered to the House;
Resolved, That the Petitioners be called in, to own the
Several of the Petitioners did come in; and own their
Then the Petition was read; whereby the Petitioners
did complain of several Abuses in the Gaugers, for gauging
and charging their Worts hot out of the Coppers, in the
Backs and Coolers, and not in the Tun; and for returning Strong Beer for Strong Ale; and Small Beer for
Small Ale; and for allowing a Third Part of the Allowance the Law directs: And that the Petitioners had applied to the Commissioners of the Excise; but could obtain no Redress: And therefore praying Relief.
Ordered, That the Petition do lie upon the Table; to
be considered when the Matter of the Revenue, touching
the Excise, comes into Consideration.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Roger Cave have Leave to go into
the Country, for a Fortnight, for his Health.
Ordered, That Mr. Morley have Leave to go into the
Country, for Three Weeks.
Ordered, That Mr. Eldred have Leave to go into the
Country, for a Fortnight.
A Motion being made, that Mr. Miller have Leave to
go into the Country, for a Fortnight;
And the Question being put, That he have such Leave;
It passed in the Negative.
A Bill to enable Younger Coke, Esquire, to sell Lands
to pay his Debts, and to provide for his Younger Children, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Dalben, Colonel Birch, Sir Hen. Goodrick,
Mr. Gwyn, Sir John Holt, Mr. Coningsby, Mr. Howe, Mr.
Arnold, Mr. T. Foley, Sir Matth. Andrews, Mr. Ash, Sir
Wm. Gregory, Mr. Colt, Sir Edw. Harley, Mr. Ph. Foley,
Mr. Done, Mr. Morgan, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Williams, Sir
John Morgan, Mr. Whitehead, Mr. Medlicot, Mr. St. John,
Mr. Paul Foley, Mr. John Chetwynd, Mr. Philipps, and
all the Members that serve for the County of Hereford:
And they are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at
Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance.
An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act
for Abrogating of the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance
and appointing other Oaths, was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time on
Thursday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock.
Leave for a Member to attend Lords as Council.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Williams have Leave to
attend at the Lords Bar, as Counsel, in a Cause between
Read and Williams.
Marches Court in Wales.
A Petition of John Clapham, Esquire, a Patent Officer
in the Court holden before the President and Council of the
Marches of Wales; praying to be heard, concerning the
same, before the Bill for taking away that Court do pass.
Ordered, That the Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee, to whom the Bill for taking away
the Court holden before the President and Council of the
Marches of Wales is referred; and that they do examine
the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their
Opinions therein, to the House.
A Bill for the more speedy and effectual Convicting
and Disarming of Papists, was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
Navy Estimate, &c.
Mr. Hamden, One of his Majesty's most honourable
Privy Council, acquaints the House, That he had received from his Majesty, according to the Desires of the
House on Saturday last, in a Letter from the Earl of Nottingham, One of his Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State,
An Account what Fleet will be necessary for this Summer's Service; also an Extract of the Treaty between this
Crown and the States of Holland, in respect of the Obligations of mutual Assistance: which he read in his Place;
and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table:
Where the same were read; and are as followeth.
Navy Office, 23 March 1688-9.
An ESTIMATE of the Charges of the Wages, Victuals,
and Wear and Tear, for One Year, of Fifty Ships
of War, of the Second, Third, Fourth Rates; Fifteen small Ships, and Eight Fire-ships, as by a List
thereof apart, to be employed in the narrow Seas,
and Mediterranean; and also of One Third, Nineteen Fourth, Two Fifth Rates, and Two Fire-ships,
for the Plantations and Convoys; according to a
Project thereof herewith presented.
|For the Charge of 17,155 Men serving in the said Sixty-five Ships of War, and Eight Fire-ships, computed at 4£. each Man a Month, is, for One Month, 68,620£.; and, for 13 Months, amounts to
|For the Charge of 4,540 Men serving in the said Twenty-two Ships of War, and Two Fire-ships, at 4£. each Man a Month, is for One Month, 18,160£.; and, for 13 Months amounts to
Total is Eleven hundred Twenty-eight thousand One
hundred and Forty Pounds.
Carbery; Tho. Lee, J. Lowther, John Chichley, Will.
By Command of the Commissioners,
P. Bowles, Richard Haddock, Will. Booth, J. Sotherne.
Treaty with Holland.
EXTRACT of the Treaty between England and
Holland, concluded at Westminster the Third Day
of March, 1677-8.
If his Majesty, or the said States General, shall hereafter happen to be attacked, or in any sort whatsoever to
be molested in the Possession and Enjoyment of the States,
Lands, Towns, Places, Rights, Immunities, and Liberty
of Commerce, Navigation, or in any other whatsoever,
which his said Majesty, or the said States General do or
shall have Right to enjoy, either by the Law of Nations,
or by Treaties already made, or that shall be concluded;
his Majesty, and the said States General, upon Notice and
Demand of each other, shall jointly use their utmost Endeavours, that such Molestation and Hostility may cease,
and Reparations be given for the Wrongs or Injuries
that shall be done to either of the Allies.
And in case that the said Attack or Molestation shall be
followed with an open Rupture, the Ally who shall not be
attacked shall be obliged to come to a Rupture Two
Months after the first Demand made by the Ally already
engaged in a Rupture; during which Time he shall use
all his endeavours, by his Ambassadors or other Ministers to mediate an equitable Accommodation, between
the Aggressor or Disturber, and the Party attacked or
molested: Notwithstanding which, he shall, during that
Time, give a powerful Succour to his Ally, according to
what shall be agreed upon, by separate Articles, between
his Majesty and the said States General: Which Articles,
although not mentioned in the present Article, shall be
kept and observed as if they were here inserted or written. And after the Expiration of which Term of Two
Months it shall however remain in the Choice of the Ally
engaged in a Rupture, whether he will continue to enjoy
the Benefit of that Succour, in case the Conjucture of
Time and the State of his Affairs shall make him prefer
it before an open Rupture of his Ally.
The Case mentioned in the Fifth Article happening,
the said King and his Successors, and the said States General, shall be obliged to assist each other, as often as they
shall be attacked or molested, as is more at large expressed
in the said Article, in manner following; that is to say,
His Majesty of Great Britain shall assist the States General
with Ten thousand Foot, and the States General shall
assist his Majesty with Six thousand Foot, well-armed,
under such Regiments, Companies, Colonels and other
Officers, as his said Majesty, and the States General shall
think fit, and conceive most proper for such an Assistance;
And likewise with Twenty Ships of War well equipped
and provided: Which Succours shall be supplied and
maintained at his Charge who sends it to the Aid of the
When the Necessity of Affairs shall make it appear, that
the Succours promised and settled ought to be augmented, the said King and the said States General shall endeavour to come to an Agreement about it.
Resolved, That the Committee, to whom it is referred
to consider, and to report to the House, what Sum may
be necessary to allow by the Year for the Charges of a
Summer and Winter Guard at Sea, and Guards and Garrisons at Land, and the Office of the Ordnance, in time
of Peace, do consider of the said Estimate and Extract,
and of the State of the Fleet for this Summer's Service;
and to report the same with their Opinions, to the House,
with all convenient Speed.
Ordered, That Mr. Hales, Lord Falkland, Sir John
Bancks, Mr. C. Bertye, Colonel Birch, be added to the
Ordered, That all Committees be revived.
Princess Anne's Revenue.
A Motion being made, that the House will consider of
a Provision to be made for a Revenue for the Princess
Anne of Denmarke;
Resolved, That when the Matter of the Revenue shall
come under Consideration, the House will then consider
of settling a Revenue upon the Princess Anne of Denmark.
Mr. Dalben reports from the Committee appointed to
prepare and bring in a Bill to establish the Coronation
Oath, That they had prepared a Bill accordingly: Which
he delivered in at the Clerk's Table.
Resolved, That the Bill be read.
The Bill was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be now read a Second time.
The Bill was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to the same Committee, to whom it was appointed to prepare and bring in
a Bill for establishing the Coronation Oath: And that
Mr. Christy, Mr. Solicitor General, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Mr.
Done, Mr. Roberts, Lord Digby, Sir Rich. Temple, be
added to the Committee: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four a Clock in the Queen's Court.
Rooms for the Service of the House.
The Serjeant at Arms attending the House, acquaints
the House, That he had, according to the Order of Yesterday, made Enquiry touching the Star Chamber, Duchy
Chamber, Exchequer Chamber, Court of Wards, and
Queen's Court, and that there were Two Rooms at the
Duchy Chamber, and One at the Queen's Court, which
were at the Service of the House, for Committees.
Marches Court in Wales.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill for
taking away the Court held before the President and
Council of the Marches of Wales is referred, be revived
and do sit this Afternoon at Four a Clock, in the Duchy
Call of the House.
Ordered, That the Calling over the House be adjourned
till Thursday next come Sevennight.
Ordered, That the Hearing of the Matter, touching
the Election for the Town of Buckingham, before the Committee of Elections and Privileges, be put off until Friday
Sir John Holt reports from the Committee, to whom
the ingrossed Bill, sent down from the Lords, for the Removing of Papists and reputed Papists from the Cities of
London and Westminster, and Ten Miles Distance from the
same, was referred, That they, having taken the same into
their Consideration, had agreed upon several Amendments to be made to the same; with a Proviso, to except
such as have inhabited for Two Months; and also another
Proviso for Nine Portugall Men Servants, and Nine English Women Servants, for the Queen Dowager: The which
Amendments and Provisoes he read in his Place, with the
Coherence; and afterwards delivered the same in at the
Clerk's Table: Where the same were once read throughout; and a Second time one by one; and, upon the
Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the
House to be Part of the Bill.
The Bill with the Amendments was read the Third
Resolved, That the Bill do pass with the said Amendments.
Ordered, That Sir John Holt do carry the Bill up to
the Lords, and acquaint them with the Concurrence of
this House thereunto, with the said Amendments; and
desire their Lordships Concurrence to the said Amendments.
Committee of Privileges.
Ordered, That Mr. Buller be added to the Committee
of Privileges and Elections.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Nine of the Clock.