House of Commons Journal Volume 10
8 October 1690

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 10: 8 October 1690', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 10: 1688-1693 (1802), pp. 429-430. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=29048 Date accessed: 31 August 2014.


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Mercurii, 8 die Octobris; 2° Gulielmi et Mariæ.

Prayers.

Tregony Election.

A PETITION of the Magistrates of Tregony was read; setting forth, That the Petitioners, with the Majority of other legal Voters, did duly elect John Poole, Esquire, to be one of their Burgesses, notwithstanding the Mayor hath returned Two other Gentlemen, whereby he hath done Wrong to the Petitioners: And praying the Consideration of the House in the Premises.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Elections: Who are to examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House.

New Rumney Election.

A Petition of Sir Wm. Twysden, Baronet, was read; setting forth, That the Petitioner was duly elected one of the Barons for the Port of New Rumney; notwithstanding which, the late Mayor returned Sir Cha. Sidley, Baronet, in Prejudice to the Petitioner: And praying the Consideration of the House in the Premises.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Elections: Who are to examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House.

Wilts Election.

A Petition of Henry Lord Colraine, in the Kingdom of Ireland, was read; setting forth, That the Petitioner was duly elected Knight of the Shire for the County of Wilts, by the Majority of the qualified Freeholders of the said County: But that, by many the undue Practices of Sir James Edghill, Under Sheriff, and Mr. Sandsbury, County Clerk, in polling many unqualified Persons, and by divers undue Adjournments and Partialities, unjustly by them used, the Under Sheriff hath illegally declared the Election against the Petitioner: And that, the Premises considered, the Petitioner prayed the Relief of the House therein.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Elections: Who are to examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House.

Addresses.

Mr. Solicitor General reports from the Committee appointed to prepare the several Addresses to be presented to their Majesties, That they had prepared the same accordingly: The which he severally read in his Place; and afterwards, delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were again severally read the First time; and are as followeth; viz.

May it please Your Majesty,

WE Your Majesty's most Dutiful and Loyal Subjects the Commons, assembled in Parliament, do beg Leave humbly to represent to Your Majesty, the greateful Sense we have of that unparalleled Goodness and tender Affection to Your People; which, for the rescuing Your Kingdom of Ireland from a tyrannous and foreign Yoke, and easing Your Subjects of this Kingdom of the excessive Charge of a lingering War, did induce You to undertake a hazardous Voyage, and too freely to expose to all the Dangers of War that invaluable Life, upon which the whole Protestant Interest, and the common Liberty of Europe, does so much depend. It is, next under God, to Your Conduct and Example, that we must ascribe the Success of the Expedition; and to which we must owe our Hopes of the speedy and entire Reduction of that Kingdom, and of seeing ourselves in a Condition to make Your Enemies sensible of the Strength and Power of England, under a King, who knows and pursues its Interest. We do, from the Bottom of our Hearts congratulate Your Majesty's Success, and Your Return to Your People; who are unanimously persuaded, That their Peace, Security, and Happiness, are bound up in Your Safety: And we do, in the Name of all the Commons of England, assure Your Majesty, That we will be ever ready to assist Your Majesty, to the utmost of our Power; and, as the best and truest Way of expressing our Gratitude, will endeavour effectually to support Your Government against all Your Enemies.

May it please Your Majesty,

WE Your Majesty's most Dutiful and Loyal Subjects the Commons, in Parliament assembled, do most humbly beg Leave to express the deep Sense we have of that Goodness, Wisdom, and Courage, which Your Majesty did manifest in the greatest Difficulties, and most pressing Dangers, during his Majesty's Absence, at a Time when a powerful Enemy was upon our Coast; when the Nation was weakened in that Part, which is its proper Strength; and deprived of the Security of his Majesty's Presence: The Resolution Your Majesty shewed in Your Administration, gave Life to Your Subjects, and made them exert a Strength and Force, unknown to former Reigns: And Your Zeal for the Publick, encouraged them to shew such Chearfulness in their Duty, as disappointed the Hopes and Designs of all the open and secret Enemies of the Government: The grateful Remembrance of this (which renews the Memory of our most happy Times) will for ever remain in the Hearts of Your People; and can never fail to be expressed in all Instances of Loyalty and Obedience from us, and all the Commons of England.

The First Address, to his Majesty, being read a Second time;

Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That the House doth agree with the Committee in the said Address.

The Second Address, to her Majesty, being read a Second time;

Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That the House doth agree with the Committee in the said Address.

Resolved, That the whole House do attend their Majesties with the said Addresses.

Ordered, That such Members of this House as are of his Majesty's most honourable Privy Council, do attend their Majesties, to know their Pleasures, When they will be attended by this House.

Trials for Treason.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to regulate Tryals in Cases of Treason: And it is recommended to Sir Tho. Clarges, Mr. Solicitor General, Sir Wm. Whitlock, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Rob. Clayton, or any Two of them, to prepare the same.

The King's Speech considered.

Then the Order of Monday last, for taking into Consideration his Majesty's most gracious Speech to both Houses of Parliament this Day, was read.

And Mr. Speaker read his Majesty's Speech to the House.

Supply.

And a Motion being made for a Supply to be given to their Majesties;

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the said Motion.

Publick Accompts.

Ordered, That the Publick Accompts be brought in, and laid before the House To-morrow Morning.

State of the War.

Ordered, That such Members of this House as are of his Majesty's most honourable Privy Council, do move his Majesty, that a State of the War for the Year ensuing may be laid before this House To-morrow Morning.

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