House of Commons Journal Volume 10
16 January 1690

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 10: 16 January 1690', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 10: 1688-1693 (1802), pp. 332-333. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=28977 Date accessed: 21 September 2014.


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Jovis, 16 die Januarii; 1° Gulielmi et Mariæ.

Prayers.

Batson's Estate.

SIR Thomas Littleton reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for enabling Wm. Batson, Esquire, to sell Lands in the County of Oxon, and to settle an Estate in the County of Suffolke, to the same Uses, was referred, That they had agreed upon several Amendments to be made to the Bill: Which he read in his Place, with the Coherence: And then delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were once read throughout, and afterwards a Second time, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill be ingrossed.

Bankrupts.

A Bill touching Composition with Bankrupts, was read the Second Time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir John Cutler, Mr. Papillion, Mr. Christy, Sir Jo. Bancks, Mr. Smith, Major Manly, Colonel Howard, Sir Wm. Pinsent, Lord Falkland, Mr. Gwyn, Sir Mat. Andrewes, Mr. Pitts, Sir John Doyly, Mr. Cooke, Sir John Cope, Sir Tho. Darcye, Mr. Thomson, Lord Fitzharding, Mr. Serjeant Trenchard, Mr. Etterick, Sir Phil. Skippon, Mr. Bayle, Mr. Fuller, Sir Rob. Clayton, Mr. Holt, Mr. Gray, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Hart, Sir Peter Rich, Sir Pat. Ward, Sir Cha. Raleigh, Mr. Carter, and all the Members that serve for the City of London; and all that are of the Long Robe; and all that are Merchants: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Three of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Le Grand's, &c. Nat.

Sir Hen. Goodrick reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for naturalizing David Le Grand and others, was referred, That they had agreed upon several Amendments to be made in the Bill: Which 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 afterwards a Second time, one by one; and, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill be ingrossed.

Supply Bill; Poll Tax.

An ingrossed Bill for Review of the Poll Bill, was read the Third time.

An Amendment was proposed to be made in the Bill, in Press 2, Line 24, after "been," to insert "by the said former Act."

Which was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House: And the Bill amended at the Table, accordingly.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title thereof be, An Act for Review of the late Poll granted to their Majesties: and for an additional Poll towards the Reducing of Ireland.

Ordered, That Mr. Attorney General do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Paper Manufacture.

A Petition of the Governor and Company of Whitepaper-makers was read; setting forth, That they, by virtue of their Charter for the sole Making of White Writing and Printing Paper, have been at great Expences in erecting divers Mills; and have fully brought the said Manufacture to Perfection, notwithstanding the great Opposition they have met with from the French King: And, for that the Petitioners are desirous to establish the same throughout this Kingdom, which cannot be effected without an Act of Parliament; and praying for Leave to bring in a Bill for the better Encouragement and Establishing the said Manufacture in this Kingdom.

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

Victualling the Navy.

Mr. Greenvill acquaints the House, That he had received an Account from the Mayor of Plymouth (according to an Order of the House) of the Condition of the Provisions and Victuals of their Majesties Ships there: Which he delivered in at the Clerk's Table.

Bill of Indemnity.

A Bill of general Pardon and Indemnity, was read the Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir Adam Ottley;

Supply Bill; Duty on Coffee, &c.

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled; An Act for the Collecting of the Duty upon Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate, at the Custom-house:

Wortly's Children's Maintenance

And also to the Bill, intituled, An Act for settling a Maintenance on the Children of Sidney Wortly, alias Montague, Esquire, in case his Wife survive him:

Supply Bill; Land Tax.

And also to the Bill, intituled, An Act for an additional Aid of Twelve-pence in the Pound, for One Year: Without any Amendments.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Royal Assent to Bills.

A Message from his Majesty, by Sir Thomas Duppa, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod.

Mr. Speaker,

The King commands this honourable House to attend his Majesty in the House of Peers, immediately.

And accordingly Mr. Speaker and the House went to attend his Majesty.

And being returned;

Mr. Speaker reports, That he had attended his Majesty: And that his Majesty had been pleased to give the Royal Assent to Three Bills; viz.

The Bill for collecting the Duty upon Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate, at the Custom-House.

The Bill for settling a Maintenance on the Children of Sidney Wortly, alias Montague, Esq; in case his Wife survive him: And also to the Bill for an additional Aid of Twelve-pence in the Pound, for One Year.

Bill of Indemnity.

A Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the House do presently resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed upon the Bill of general Pardon and Indemnity;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Bickerstaffe, 156.
Mr. Ettrick,
Tellers for the Noes, Sir Henry Ashurst, 193.
Mr. Onslow.

So it passed in the Negative.

Resolved, That the Bill for inflicting Pains and Penalties upon such as shall be excepted out of the Bill of Indemnity, be read a Second Time presently.

The Bill was read the Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

Resolved, That the House do, upon Tuesday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed upon the Bill of general Pardon and Indemnity; and also upon the Bill for inflicting Pains and Penalties upon such as shall be excepted thereout.

Resolved, That it be an Instruction to the Committee, to make One Bill of those Two.

Resolved, That the House do presently adjourn.