House of Commons Journal Volume 10
29 October 1691

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 10: 29 October 1691', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 10: 1688-1693 (1802), pp. 542. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=29132 Date accessed: 16 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Jovis, 29 die Octobris; 3° Gulielmi et Mariæ.

Oaths of Allegiance in Ireland.

A BILL for abrogating the Oaths formerly taken in Ireland, and for establishing other Oaths, was read the Second time.

And a Debate arising touching the Commitment of the said Bill;

Resolved, That the Debate be adjourned until To-morrow Morning, Ten of the Clock.

Registering Seamen.

Ordered, That a Bill be brought in for the Registering of Seamen: And it is recommended to Sir Rich. Onslow, Colonel Austen, Admiral Russell, Lord Falkland, to prepare the same.

Their Majesties appoint to be attended.

Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer acquaints the House, That he having waited upon their Majesties, to know, When they would be attended by this House, his Majesty had appointed this Afternoon at half an Hour after Three of the Clock in the Banqueting House at Whitehall: And that her Majesty had appointed to be attended immediately after, in her Withdrawing Room at Whitehall.

East India Company.

Then the House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Petitions touching the East India Trade.
The Speaker left the Chair.
Sir John Guise took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair: And
Sir John Guise reported from the said Committee, That they had agreed upon several Resolutions; which they had directed him to report to the House: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards, delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were read; and are as follows; viz.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the East India Trade is necessary and beneficial to this Kingdom.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the East India Trade will be best managed by a joint Stock, exclusive to all others:

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That a Company to trade to the East Indias in a joint Stock be established by Act of Parliament.

The First of the said Resolutions being read a Second time;

Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, That the East India Trade is necessary, and beneficial to this Kingdom.

The Second Resolution being read the Second time;

Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, That the East India Trade will be best managed by a joint Stock, exclusive to all others.

The Third Resolution being read a Second time;

Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Committee, That a Company to trade to the East Indias in a joint Stock be established by Act of Parliament.

Sir John Guise also acquainted the House, That he was directed by the Committee to move the House, That the present East India Company may be ordered to produce to this House, within Fourteen Days next ensuing, their Books, with a true State of their Stock and Debts at home and abroad.

Ordered, That the present East India Company do produce to this House, within Fourteen Days next ensuing, their Books, with a true State of their Stock and Debts at home and abroad.

Sir John Guise also acquainted the House, That he was directed by the Committee to move the House, That they would give Leave, that the said Committee may sit again.

Resolved, That this House will, upon This-day-fortnight at Ten of the Clock in the Morning, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed further in the Consideration of the Petitions concerning the East India Trade.

And then the House adjourned till Three of the Clock in the Afternoon.

Post Meridiem.

House attends their Majesties.

THE House met, in order to attend their Majesties with the Addresses:

And then adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Ten a Clock.