Veneris, 16 die Maii; 2° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
A PETITION of Katherine Hamilton, Wife of
the Honourable Charles Hamilton, Esquire was
read; setting forth, That the Petitioner having a considerable Fortune, was prevailed on by the Right honourable the Earl of Abercorne, in 1688, to marry with the
said Charles Hamilton his only Brother, upon Assurance
that the Manor of Strabane, and other the Earl's Lands
in Ireland, were so settled, that they, with the Honour,
would come to your Petitioner's Husband; his Lordship
declaring, He would never marry: That the Earl, not
long before the Marriage, and after the Agreement, prevailed with his said Brother to join with him to cut off
the Intail, and to mortgage the said Lands for Three
thousand Pounds; and to join with him in Bonds and
Securities for that and other Debts; That the Earl being
a Papist, and in Arms in Ireland, the Creditors prosecute the Petitioner's Husband upon the said Bonds;
whereby he is forced to abscond: and praying the Consideration of the House in the Premises; and to grant,
That there may be a Clause inserted in the Bill before
this House, for attainting all Persons that are in Arms
against their Majesties, to vest the said Manor and Lands,
with the Honour, in your Petitioner's said Husband, he
being a Protestant, and faithful to the Government.
Ordered, That the Petition do lie upon the Table, till
the said Bill be read a Second time.
Protestant Foreign Weavers.
A Petition of Peter Snee, and others, on the behalf of
themselves, and other Protestant Strangers, being Weavers, and admitted of that Company, was read; setting
forth, That they are sued upon the Statute of 5° Eliz.
for using their Trades contrary to By Laws made by the
Company of Weavers, pursuant to some Rules given and
approved of in the Year 1670, upon a Hearing before
King Charles the Second in Council, upon some differences then between the Company of Weavers, and some
Protestant Strangers, although the Petitioners have been
approved and admitted of the said Company, and bear
and pay, in common with the other Members, all Duties
and Charges of the same: And praying Leave to bring
in a Bill to impower and Qualify the Petitioners, and
such others as are or shall be admitted Members of the
Company, approved for their Skill and Conformity to
such the Bye Laws, to use and exercise their said Trade
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill upon
the said Petition accordingly.
Commissioners of Accounts.
Ordered, That the Report upon the Bill for appointing
and enabling Commissioners to take the Accompts of all
public Monies since 5 November, 1688, be further proceeded upon, Monday Morning next, at Ten of the
Clock; and nothing to intervene.
A Bill for Regulating and Licensing of Hackney
Coaches, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to a Committee
of the whole House.
A Petition of several Persons on behalf of themselves,
and of the rest of the Four hundred Hackney Coachmen,
was read; setting forth, That by Act of Parliament in
13° et 14° Car. II. a limited Number of Coaches were
to be licensed to drive; whereby the Petitioners were admitted and licensed: That such Act being some time since
expired, the Number of Hackney Coaches are much augmented, to the great Annoyance of the Inhabitants, and
in Prejudice to the Petitioners; who are informed That
there is a Bill brought into this House by some others,
for the reviving and altering the said Act, with Intentions
to exclude the Petitioners thereout, who were heretofore
licensed, and paid great Sums for the same: And pray
ing to be heard, by their Counsel, against the said Bill,
before the Committee to whom the Bill is referred.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition
be referred to the said Committee.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Morning
next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House,
to consider of the said Bill.
Persons to be discharged from Custody.
Ordered, That Wm. Purcell and Wm. Comyns, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, be brought to the Bar of
this House To-morrow Morning at Ten a Clock, in order
to their being discharged.
Hudson's Bay Company.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and
Sir James Astry;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act for confirming to the Governor and
Company, trading to Hudson's Bay, their Privileges and
Trade; with an Amendment: To which they desire the
Concurrence of this House.
And then the Messengers withdrew.
Then the said Amendment was twice read; and, upon
the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House;
and is as followeth;
Press 5, Line 2, instead of "Fourteen," read "Seven."
Ordered, That Sir Robert Napier do carry the Bill to
the Lords; and acquaint them That this House hath
agreed to the said Amendment.
Leave for Member to attend Lords.
Ordered, That Mr. Finch have Leave to attend the
Lords, as Counsel, in a Cause between Clerke and Badon.
Commissioners of Accounts.
Ordered, That the Bill for the appointing and enabling
Commissioners to take the Accompts of the Publick Monies, be further considered upon Monday Morning next,
at Ten a Clock; and nothing to intervene.
Supply Bill; Hereditary Revenue.
Then the House resolved into a Committee of the
whole House, to consider of the Bill for declaring the
Hereditary Revenue of the Crown to be vested in their
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer took the Chair of
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer reports from the
Committee of the whole House, That they had agreed to
the Bill, with several Amendments: Which they had
directed him to report to the House: And which he read
in his Place, with the Coherence; and afterwards, delivered them in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were
once read throughout; and afterwards, several of them
were read a second time, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
An Amendment, Folio 3, to leave out to "and
whereas," in Line 18.
And the Question being put, That the House do agree
with the Committee in the said Amendment;
The House divided.
The Noes go forth.
Tellers for the Yeas,
|Tellers for the Noes,
So it was resolved in the Affirmative.
Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be
Resolved, That the Petition and Case of Wm. Dockwra,
Merchant, in relation to the Peny Post Office, be humbly
represented and recommended to his Majesty from this
House to relieve him therein, as to his great Wisdom
and Justice shall seem meet: and that it be so represented and recommended to his Majesty by Mr. Vice Chamberlain and Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Tuesday Morning
next, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of
the whole House, to consider of Ways to satisfy the Debts
due to the Orphans of the City of London.
The House being informed, That one Henry Carington, an Attorney, hath caused a Writ of Possession to be
executed upon one James Barnaby, and others, the
Tenants of Sir Christopher Wren, a Member of this
House; which the said Sir Christopher, in his Place, did
affirm; in Breach of the Privileges of this House;
Ordered, That the said Henry Carington be sent for
in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House,
to answer the said Breach of Privilege.
Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Thursday Morning next, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee
of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for collecting
the Duty of Aulnage at the Custom-house.
Dr. Sharp to preach on 21 May.
Ordered, That Dr. Sharp, Dean of Canterbury, be
desired to preach before this House upon Wednesday next,
at St. Margaret's, Westminster: And that Sir Jos. Williamson do acquaint him therewith.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.