House of Commons Journal Volume 10
18 April 1689

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 10: 18 April 1689', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 10: 1688-1693 (1802), pp. 92-93. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=28804 Date accessed: 01 October 2014.


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Jovis, 18 die Aprilis; 1° Willielmi et Mariæ.

Prayers.

Coventrye's Estate.

A BILL for the Sale or Leasing of a House, late Mr. Secretary Coventrye's in Piccadilly, was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Lewis have Leave to go into the Country, for a Fortnight.

Ordered, That Sir John Thomson have Leave to go into the Country, for a Fortnight, for his Health.

East India Company.

A Petition of Charles Price and Company, Merchants in London, Part Owners and Freighters of the Ship Andaluzia; complaining of great Oppressions in relation to the said Ship, which was seized in India in the Year 1684, and also here in England in the Year 1686, by the Procurement of the East India Company, to the great Damage of the Petitioners; and praying Relief therein.

Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to consider of the Matter of the said Petition, and the whole Affairs of the East India Company.

And it is referred to Mr. Pollexfen, Sir Robert Nappier, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Sir John Bancks, Mr. Fuller, Sir Matth. Andrews, Mr. Ellwell, Colonel Birch, Sir John Mathews, Captain Wroth, Sir Patience Ward, Sir John Guise, Mr. Hamden, Lord Downe, Mr. Vincent, Mr. Sacheverell, Mr. Garway, Mr. Trafford, Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Colt, Mr. Colmer, Mr. Boscawen, Mr. Done, Mr. Papillion, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Sir Ralph Dutton, Mr. Wogan, Sir Jo. Doyley, Sir Rob. Clayton, Sir James Rushout, Sir John Knight, Mr. Colman, Mr. Smith, Sir Wm. Stevens, Sir Trevor Williams, Mr. Burrard, Sir Hen. Johnson, Sir Roger Twisden, Sir Fra. Russell, Sir Jo. Cope: And all that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Four of the Clock, in the Duchy Chamber; and to report the Matter, with their Opinions therein, to the House, with all convenient Speed.

Mary Felton took the Oaths, in order to her Naturalization.

Ditto.

A Petition of John Jolliffe and Edmund Harrison, of London, Merchants, on Behalf of themselves, and others; complaining of great Oppressions in relation to the Ship Adventure, which the East India Company possessed; to the great Damage of the Petitioners.

Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee appointed to consider of the Matter of the Petition of Charles Price, and others, and the whole Affairs of the East India Company; to examine the Matter of the said Petition; and to report the Matter, with their Opinions, to the House, with all convenient Speed.

A Petition of Samuell White; complaining of the East India Company in several Particulars, and of great Losses by him sustained by their Means, by their seizing his Estate in the East Indies, and otherwise.

Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee appointed to consider of the Matter of the Petition of Charles Price, and others, and the whole Affairs of the East India Company; to examine the Matter of the said Petition; and to report the Matter, with their Opinions, to the House, with all convenient Speed.

Supply Bill; collecting Revenue.

A Bill for preventing Doubts and Scruples about the Collecting the Revenue, was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time Tomorrow Morning, at Ten of the Clock; and no other Business to intervene.

Supply Bill; Poll Tax.

The House then, according to the Order of Yesterday, resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the further Consideration of the Bill for granting a Supply to their Majesties by a Poll.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir Geo. Treby took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Removing Papists.

A Message from the Lords by Sir Miles Cooke and Mr. Meredith;

Mr. Speaker, We are desired by the Lords to acquaint you; that they desire a present free Conference, upon the Subject Matter of the last free Conference, touching the Removing of Papists from the Cities of London and Westminster, in the Painted Chamber.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Resolved, That this House doth agree to a present free Conference with the Lords, as is desired.

The Messengers were called in again; and Mr. Speaker acquainted them therewith.

Resolved, That the Persons who managed the last free Conference, do manage this free Conference.

Ordered, That Sir Robert Nappier be added to the Managers.

Then the Managers went to the Conference with the Lords.

Sir Jos. Tredenham reports from the Conference with the Lords, That the Persons you appointed to manage the same, had been with the Lords: And that the Earl of Rochester managed for the Lords; and said, That they desired this Conference to maintain a good Correspondence between the Two Houses: And that the Lords could not agree to the Proviso sent from this House; but insisted upon their own, for these Reasons:

Because the Queen Dowager had made so modest a Use of the Privileges that were granted her, that they had all the Reason to allow her the Privileges allowed to her in the Articles of Marriage: That she had entertained Protestant Ministers to assist the Devotion of her Protestant Servants here; and, when they were to go into France she took care for Protestant Ministers, that her Protestant Servants might receive the same Advantage there: But yet, in order to a fair Correspondence, offered an Expedient, That the Proviso sent up by this House might be amended: Which Amendments he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same being Twice read throughout; and afterwards one by one; were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House; and are as follow:

Amendments to the Proviso concerning the Queen Dowager's Servants, offered by the Commons to the Bill for amoving of Papists out of London.

5 L. leave out "not exceeding Nine in Number, at any time."

6 L. instead of "Women," read "other;" and, after "Servants," add, "being natural-born Subjects of their Majesties."

7 L. after "Majesty," insert "the Queen Dowager."

9 L. leave out "Women."

10 L. for "Nine," read "Thirty."

11 L. after "time" add, "so as none of the said Servants, being natural-born Subjects of their Majesties, be a Jesuit, Monk, or Frier; any Law or Statute to the contrary notwithstanding."

Ordered, That Sir Jos. Tredenham do carry the Bill up to the Lords, and acquaint them with the Concurrence of this House to the Amendments of the said Proviso.

Supply Bill; Poll Tax.

Mr. Speaker again left the Chair.
Sir George Treby took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and Mr. Meredith;

Mr. Speaker, We are commanded by the Lords to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the Amendments proposed by this House, to be made to the Bill for abrogating the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance, and appointing other Oaths; but with some Amendments, to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Supply Bill; Poll Tax.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir George Treby took the Chair of the Committee
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Dissenters Toleration.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and Mr. Meredith;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for Exempting their Majesties Protestant Subjects, dissenting from the Church of England, from the Penalties of certain Laws.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Supply Bill; Poll Tax.

Mr. Speaker again left the Chair.
Sir George Treby took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Sir George Treby reports from the Committee of the whole House, That they had made a further Progress in the Bill for granting a Supply to their Majesties, by a Poll; but could not perfect the same; and therefore moved, that the Committee might sit again.

Resolved, That this House do, To-morrow Morning, at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the further Consideration of the said Bill.

French Protestants.

Ordered, That Mr. Newton, Mr. Freke, Mr. Cristy, Mr. Sherrard, Lord Fitzharding, Mr. Vincent, Mr. Bromley, be added to the Committee, to whom it is referred to consider of a Way to relieve the French Protestant Ministers, and such others as are uncapable to maintain themselves, otherwise than by Charity, who are fled out of France for their Religion.

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