Lunæ, 13 die Octobris; 2° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
A PETITION of Thomas Jervoise, and Oliver
Cromwell, Esquires, was read; setting forth, That
the Petitioners were duly elected to serve as Members in
this present Parliament for the Borough of Limington in
the County of Southampton; notwithstanding which, the
Mayor of the said Town hath returned for Members to
serve in Parliament, Thomas Dore and Richard Burrood,
Esquires, against the Right of the said Petitioners: And
praying the Consideration of the House, and Relief in the
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.
A Bill to prevent the Exportation of Bullion, and to
encourage the Importation thereof, and converting the
same into the Coin of this Realm, was read the First
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
A Petition of Dacres Barrett, alias Lennard, Esquire,
was read; setting forth, That, upon the Petitioner's Marriage with the Daughter of the Earl of Donnegall, the Petitioner's Father, with the Petitioner, settled divers Manors
and Lands in the Counties of Monaghan and Fermanagh
in Ireland, and several other Manors and Lordships in
Essex and Norfolke, to divers Uses and Trusts; whereby
the Petitioner is intitled, in Possession, for the Maintenance
of himself and Five Children, only to the Premises in Ireland, his Father having an Estate for Life, in Possession, in
the Premises, in England; with Remainder to the Petitioner and his Tail Male: And for that the Petitioner, by
reason of the Troubles in Ireland, has been debarred from
the Receipt of any the Profits of his Estate for near Four
Years past; for want whereof he hath been forced to contract Debts to the Amount of One thousand Pounds; and
the Petitioner's said Father, Mother, and Wife, being
willing the Petitioner should take up, upon Security of
some Part of the Premises in England, that are in Reversion, so much as will pay off the said Debts, and give
the Petitioner some small Assistance for a time; and praying that Leave may be given to bring in a Bill, to enable
him to borrow One thousand Five hundred Pounds upon
the Reversion of Part of his Estate in England.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill
according to the Prayer of the said Petition.
A Bill for the Reducing of the Interest of Money, from
Six Pounds to Four Pounds per Cent. per Annum, was
read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
Call of the House.
Then the House, according to the Order of Monday
last, was called over: And the Names of such as made
Default were noted down: Which were again called over
a Second time; and the Absence of several of them
Ordered, That the Defaulters be called over upon
This-day-fortnight: And that such of them as do not then
appear be taken into the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms
attending this House.
A Complaint being made to the House, That one Ferdinando Meighin and John Wright, employed by one
Thomas Perry, had assaulted the House of Richard Howe,
Esquire, a Member of this House, and distrained upon
Pretence of a Warrant counterfeited from the Deputy
Lieutenants of the County of Gloucester, for not sending
out a Horse and Man to the Militia; and extorting Twenty
Pounds by virtue thereof; notwithstanding that a Horse
and Man was really sent forth; in Breach of the Privileges
of this House.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Complaint
be referred to the Committee of Privileges: Who are to
examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with
their Opinion therein, to the House.
Then the House, according to the Order of the Day,
resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House,
to proceed in the Consideration of the Supply to their
Majesties, for the Army.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Solicitor General took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Solicitor General reports from the said Committee, That they had agreed upon a Resolution: Which
they had directed him to report: and which he read in
his Place; and afterwards, delivered 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 their Majesties be assisted in Maintaining of an
Army of Sixty-nine thousand Six hundred and Thirty-six
Men, being the Number of the Land Forces which his
Majesty has been pleased to signify to this House, that He
thinks necessary for the next Year's Service, in order to
the intire Reducing of Ireland, and the vigorous carrying
on the War against France.
The said Resolution being read a Second time, several
Amendments were proposed to be made therein, viz. to
insert, after "That," these Words, "a Supply be granted
to;" and to leave out "be assisted;" and to leave out
"in;" and, instead thereof, to insert "for:" Which were
agreed unto by the House.
Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That the House doth
agree with the Committee in the said Resolution so
amended, That a Supply be granted to their Majesties for
Maintaining of an Army of Sixty-nine thousand Six hundred and Thirty-six Men, being the Number of the Land
Forces which his Majesty has been pleased to signify to
this House that he thinks necessary for the next Year's
Service, in order to the intire Reducing of Ireland, and
the vigorous carrying on the War against France.
Mr. Solicitor General also acquainted the House, That
he was directed by the said Committee to move the
House, that the Committee might have Leave to sit again
Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning
at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of
the whole House, to consider further of the Supply to
their Majesties, for the Army.
Ordered, That all Persons who have, from the Fifth
of November 1688, to the Thirtieth of June 1690, received any publick Money for the Use of the Army,
Navy, or Ordinance, do bring in to this House a particular
Accompt of their Receipts and Disbursements by this
Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, at Nine a Clock.