House of Commons Journal Volume 10
3 January 1691

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 10: 3 January 1691', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 10: 1688-1693 (1802), pp. 533-534. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=29121 Date accessed: 24 July 2014.


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Sabbati, 3 die Januarii; 2° Gulielmi et Mariæ.

Prayers.

The Chaplain.

RESOLVED, That the humble Address of this House be renewed to his Majesty, by such Members of this House as are of his Majesty's most honourable Privy Council, That he will graciously please to confer upon Mr. Manningham, Chaplain to this House, the next Prebend of Windsor or Westminster, that shall fall.

Trade with France.

An ingrossed Bill for the more effectual putting in Execution an Act, intituled, An Act for prohibiting all Trade and Commerce with France, was read the Third time.

And an Amendment being proposed to be made in Press 2, Line 28, to leave out "and," and insert "or;" the same was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for the more effectual putting in Execution an Act, intituled, An Act for prohibiting all Trade and Commerce with France.

Ordered, That Major Vincent do carry the said Bill to the Lords; and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Supply Bill; Excise.

An ingrossed Bill for doubling the additional Duties of Excise, was read the Third time.

Then an ingrossed Clause of Appropriation was offered, as a Rider; with Blanks, for Sums to be inserted therein.

And the same was read the First time.

Resolved, That the First Blank be filled up with Seven hundred thousand Pounds.

And it was so.

Resolved, That the Second Blank be filled up with One Million Five hundred thousand Pounds.

And it was so.

Then the Question being put, That that Part of the Clause from "otherwise," in Line 25, being for * * * *, do stand Part of the Clause;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Herbert, 99.
Mr. Bertie,
Tellers for the Noes, Sir Robert Cotton, 88.
Mr. Roberts,

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Resolved, That the Blank in Line last be filled up with "Twentieth Day of March."

And it was so.

Then the Clause, so amended, was read the Third time.

And a Debate arising in the House touching an Addition to be made to the said Clause, That their Majesties might take a Sum of Money out of the Monies arising by the said Bill;

Resolved, That Colonel Austen, Sir Rich. Temple, Sir Wm. Leveson Gower, Sir Edw. Seymour, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Jepson, Sir Thom. Littleton, Lord Ranelagh, do immediately withdraw; and prepare a Clause, for that Purpose, to be added to the said appropriating Clause.

And they withdrew accordingly.

And being returned;

Sir Wm. Leveson Gower reports, That the Persons appointed to prepare the said Clause had prepared the same accordingly, with Blanks to be filled up by the House: And he read the same in his Place; and afterwards, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same was twice read.

And a Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the First Blank be filled up with Three hundred thousand Pounds;

It passed in the Negative.

Resolved, That the said Blank be filled up with Five hundred thousand Pounds;

And it was so.

Resolved, That the Second Blank be filled up with "Four and Twentieth Day of March One thousand Six hundred Ninety-and-one."

And it was so.

Resolved, That the said Clause be made Part of the said Clause of Appropriation.

Resolved, That the said Clause be made Part of the said Bill.

Then another Clause was offered, as a Rider; That the said Act should not hinder any Person from Brewing for the Use of his own private Family, who is a Farmer and Manager of Tillage; provided the said Person do not sell any of the said Beer of Ale, so brewed.

And the same was twice read.

Resolved, That the said Clause be read the Third time.

The Clause was read the Third time.

And then the Question being put, That the said Clause be made Part of the Bill;

It passed in the Negative.

Resolved, That the said Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for granting to their Majesties several additional Duties of Excise upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors, for Four Years, from the Time that an Act for doubling the Duty of Excise upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors, during the Space of One Year, doth expire.

Ordered, That the Marquis of Winchester do carry the said Bill to the Lords; and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

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

Vexatious Suits for acting in Defence of the Kingdom.

Mr. Speaker, We are commanded by the Lords to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the Amendments made by this House to a Bill, intituled, An Act for preventing vexatious Suits against such as acted for their Majesties Service in Defence of the Kingdom, without any Alteration.

London Orphans.

And also, To put this House in mind of a Bill, sent 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.

Act of Navigation respecting English Seamen.

And also, That the Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act for suspending, during the War with France, that Part of the Act of Navigation, and also that Part of the Act for the Exportation of Corn, which obliges English Ships to sail with English Seamen, with some Amendments: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Supply Bill; Brandy and Low Wines.

And also, That the Lords, have agreed to the Bill, sent up from this House, intituled, An Act for the encouraging the Distilling of Brandy, and Spirits from Corn, and for laying several Duties on Low Wines, or Spirits, of the first Extraction, without any Amendments.

Answer to Address.

Mr. Russell acquaints the House, That he had presented to his Majesty their Address, to issue out 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: And that his Majesty was pleased to answer, That he would take the necessary Care about it.

And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning, Eight of the Clock.