December 1689

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House of Commons Journal Volume 10
30 December 1689

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 10: 30 December 1689', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 10: 1688-1693 (1802), pp. 318-319. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=28964 Date accessed: 18 September 2014.


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Lunæ, 30 die Decembris; 1° Gulielmi et Mariæ.

Prayers.

Imposition on Coffee.

A MOTION being made, for laying an Imposition at the Custom-house upon Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate;

Ordered, That the House do, To-morrow Morning resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of that Motion.

Duke of Buckingham's Estate.

The House being moved to take into Consideration a Petition formerly presented by the Creditors of the late Duke of Buckingham, for Sale of the late Duke of Buckingham's Estate for Payment of his Debts;

The same was considered of accordingly.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, to sell the late Duke of Bucks' Estate, for the Raising of Money to pay his Debts.

Leave of Absence.

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

Omission to take Oaths.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for Relief of such as have not taken the Oaths within the Time limited by an Act of this present Parliament, was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read the Second time.

Recovery of Tythes.

The House being moved, and the Question being put, that the Amendments proposed by the Lords to be made to the ingrossed Bill, intituled, An Act for the more easy Recovery of small Tythes, and for Repair of Churches, be now taken into Consideration;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Sir Fra. Russell, 63.
Mr. Done,
Tellers for the Noes, Sir John Moreton, 63.
Sir Rob. Rich,

Whereupon Mr. Speaker gave his Vote for the Noes. And so it passed in the Negative.

London Orphans.

Resolved, That the House do, on Thursday-next-come-sevennight, the first Business, resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of Ways to satisfy the Debts due to the Orphans of the City of London.

Supply Bill; late Queen Mary's Estate.

A Bill to vest in their Majesties the Lands granted by the late King James to certain Feoffees, in Trust for the late Queen Mary, was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Supply Bill; Poll Tax.

A Bill for Review of the Poll Bill, and for an additional Poll, was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time Tomorrow Morning.

Supply Bill; Forfeitures.

A Bill for the levying and appropriating the Five hundred Pounds Forfeitures to their Majesties, was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Supply Bill; Tax on Jews.

A Bill for laying a Tax upon the Jews of One hundred thousand Pounds, was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Restoring Corporations.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee to whom the Bill for restoring Corporations, was referred, be made upon Thursday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock.

Attainder of Irish Rebels.

A Bill for attainting the Persons as are in Rebellion against their Majesties in Ireland, was read the Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Colonel Birch, Sir John Trevor, Serjeant Trenchard, Mr. Brewer, Mr. Stockdale, Lord Ranelagh, Mr. Howe, Lord Sherrard, Mr. Campion, Sir H. Hobart, Mr. Bayle, Sir Fra. Russell, Sir Jo. Thompson, Sir John Doyley, Mr. Edw. Montague, Sir Phil. Gell, Colonel Tipping, Sir Edw. Hussey, Colonel Kirby, Sir Mat. Andrews, Sir Rob. Rich, Lord Falkland, Sir Patience Ward, Mr. Fox, Mr. Harley, Mr. Paten, Mr. Christy, Sir John Wyn, Sir Rob. Cotton: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Three of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Irish Protestants.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee to whom the Bill for relieving their Majesties Subjects, being Protestants, in Ireland, was referred, be made To-morrow Morning.

Ways and Means.

Resolved, That the House do now resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of Ways to raise the rest of the Supply given to their Majesties.

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 they, having taken the Matter to them referred into their Consideration, had agreed upon a Resolution, which they directed him to report to the House: The which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same was read; and is as followeth;

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That, as a further Means of raising a Supply for their Majesties, the House be moved, That a Bill be brought in to forbid all Persons to sell Beer, Ale, Cyder, Mum, Coffee, Tea, Chocolate, and other such Liquors; or to distil or sell Brandy, Strong-waters, or Spirits, for One Year, without Licence: And that in such Bill there be an Imposition, to pay, for every Licence to sell Beer, Ale, Cyder, Mum, and other such Liquors, a Sum not under Twenty Shillings; and to sell Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate, and such Liquors, not under Forty Shillings; and to distil Brandy, and other Strong-waters and Spirits, not under Five Pounds; and to sell, by Retale, Brandy and other Strongwaters and Spirits, not under Twenty Shillings.

The said Resolution being read a Second time;

Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Committee, That, as a further Means of raising a Supply for their Majesties, the House be moved, That a Bill be brought in to forbid all Persons to sell Beer, Ale, Cyder, Mum, Coffee, Tea, Chocolate, and other such Liquors; or to Year, without Licence: And that, in such Bill, there be an Imposition to pay for every Licence to sell Beer, Ale, Cyder, Mum, and other such Liquors, a Sum not under Twenty Shillings; and to sell Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate, and such-like Liquors, not under Forty Shillings; and to distil Brandy, and other Strong-waters and Spirits, not under Five Pounds; and to sell, by Retale, Brandy, and other Strong-waters and Spirits, not under Twenty Shillings.

Resolved, That the House do, To-morrow Morning, resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of further Ways to raise the Supply granted to their Majesties.

Answer to Address.

Mr. Speaker reports to the House, That he had attended his Majesty, on Monday last, at Whitehall, with the Address relating to the Prince and Princess Anne of Denmarke: And that his Majesty was pleased to return this Answer;

Gentlemen,

Whatsoever comes from the House of Commons, is so agreeable to Me, and particularly this Address, that I shall do what you desire of Me.

Committee of Privileges.

Ordered, That the Chairman of the Committee of Privileges do make his Report To-morrow Morning, of such Elections as have been heard before the said Committee, except the Case of Abington, which is appointed for another Day.