House of Commons Journal Volume 10
2 January 1691

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 10: 2 January 1691', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 10: 1688-1693 (1802), pp. 532-533. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=29120 Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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Veneris, 2 die Januarii; 2° Gulielmi et Mariæ.

Prayers.

Trade with France.

MAJOR Vincent reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for putting in Execution the Act for prohibiting all Trade and Commerce with France, was committed, That they had agreed upon several Amendments to be made to the Bill: Which they had directed him to report to the House: And which he read in his Place; and afterwards, delivered in at the Table: Where the same were once read throughout; and then a Second time, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Insolvent Debtors.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir James Astry and Mr. Meredeth;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have agreed unto the Bill, sent up from this House, intituled, An Act for Relief of poor Prisoners for Debt and Damages, with some Amendments: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Then the said Amendments were read; and are as followeth; viz.

Press 4, Line 23, after "him," add "her."

Line 24, leave out "or;" and after "her," add "or them:" And

Add Clause marked X; That, notwithstanding the Discharge of any Prisoner, all Judgments shall stand good in Law against the Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, Goods and Chattels of the said Prisoner so discharged.

The said Amendments, being severally read a Second time, were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

Then the said Clause was read the Third time; and, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

Ordered, That Mr. Granvill do carry the said Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the said Amendments.

Lords reminded of a Bill.

Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Lords; to put them in mind of a Bill, some time since sent from this House, intituled, An Act for encouraging the Distilling of Brandy, and Spirits from Corn; and for laying several Duties upon Low Wines, or Spirits of the first Extraction.

Ordered, That Mr. Granville do carry the said Message.

London Orphans.

Then a Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for erecting a Court of Inquiry, in order to the Relief of the distressed Orphans of the City of London, be now read the Second time;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Bickerstaffe, 52.
Sir Rob. Cotton,
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Papillion, 68.
Sir Walt. Young,

So it passed in the Negative.

Vexatious Suits for acting in Defence of the Kingdom.

Sir Edw. Seymor reports from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the preventing vexatious Suits against such as acted for their Majesties Service in Defence of the Kingdom, was committed, That they had agreed upon several Amendments to be made unto the said Bill; 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; and are as followeth; viz.

Press 1, Line 4, after "French," insert "the Lords and others of their Majesties most honourable Privy Council; and."

Line 16, leave out "all which;" and insert, instead thereof, "that those."

Line 18, leave out "were necessary;" leave out "ought to;" and insert, instead thereof, "may."

Line 19, after "therefore," insert "and."

Line 31, leave out "Molestations;" and insert, instead thereof, "Indictments, Informations;" and, after, "and," insert "all other."

Line 32, leave out from "Premises," to "be," in Line 40.

Then the said Amendments, being read a Second time, were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

The Bill was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be agreed to.

Ordered, That Sir Edward Seymor do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed thereunto, with the said Amendments; and desire their Concurrence to the said Amendments.

Address for Bounty to Volunteer Seamen.

Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That an humble Address, from this House, be presented to his Majesty, to issue his Royal Proclamation, graciously promising a Bounty for the Encouragement of such Seamen as shall come into the Service of the Fleet: And that his Majesty would be pleased to bestow the like Bounty upon such Seamen as are already come into the said Service.

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to his Majesty, by such Members of this House, as are of his Majesty's most honourable Privy Council.

Irish and French Protestants.

Ordered, That the Relief of the poor Irish and French Protestants be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning.

Vexatious Suits for acting in Defence of the Kingdom

Ordered, That the Lord Wm. Pawlett do carry the Bill, intituled, An Act for preventing vexatious Suits against such as acted for their Majesties Service in Defence of the Kingdom, with the Amendments, to the Lords; and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed thereunto, with the said Amendments; and desire their Concurrence to the said Amendments.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.