Martis, 10 die Novembris; 3° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
MR. Christie reported from the Committee to whom
the Consideration of the Petition of Wm. Davile,
and his Wife, was referred, That the Committee had
examined and considered the Matter of the said Petition;
and were of Opinion, That a Bill for sale of some Lands
for Payment of Debts would be for the Good of the
Petitioner's Family, and Preservation of the Rest of the
Estate from Waste and Destruction: And that therefore
the Committee had directed him to move the House for
Leave, That a Bill might be brought in according to the
Prayer of the said Petition.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for
Sale of some Lands, for Payment of Debts according to
the Prayer of the said Petition.
Oaths of Allegiance in Ireland.
An ingrossed Bill for abrogating the Oaths formerly
taken to the Crown, in Ireland, and establishing other
Oaths to be taken there, was read the Third time. And
An ingrossed Proviso was offered, as a Rider, to be
added to the Bill; That the same should not extend to the
taking away the Place of Vice Treasurer of Ireland from
Wm. Harbord, Esquire, now employed as Ambassador Extraordinary, to mediate a Peace between the Christians
and Turkes; but that he shall have Liberty to take the
Oaths, and subscribe the said Declaration, within Two
Months after his Return into that Kingdom.
And the same was thrice read; and, upon the Question
put thereupon, agreed unto by the House, to be made
Part of the Bill.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title
be, An Act for abrogating the Oaths of Supremacy in
Ireland, and appointing other Oaths.
Ordered, That Sir Joseph Tredenham do carry the Bill
to the Lords; and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
A Petition of a great Number of their Majesties Subjects, employed in their Majesties Transport Service, presented by Arthur Shallet, John Travers, and Anthony
Wilks, on their Behalf, was read; setting forth, that in
1689, and since, many Ships and Vessels were hired to
transport their Majesties Forces to Ireland; several of
which were discharged the Service, some lost, and others
continued to this Day; several of which have received
none, some a Month's, others a Fortnight's Pay, by way
of Imprest; and that, most upon Tallies, on a remote
Fund; so that, by Computation, there is due for this
Transport Service, betwixt Three and Four hundred thousand Pounds; whereby the Masters and Owners of the
said Vessels are reduced to such Streights, that many of
them, and their Ships, have been arrested and condemned
by the Seamen, for Wages; and others, for want of their
Monies, disabled in their Trades: And praying the Consideration and Relief of the House in the Premises.
Ordered, That the Examination and Consideration of
the said Petition be referred to a Committee: And that
they do report their Opinions therein to the House.
And it is referred to Sir Rob. Rich, Sir Jos. Williamson,
Major Vincent, Mr. Blowfeild, Major Perry, Mr. Gwyn,
Sir Tho. Clarges, Sir Tho. Haslerig, Sir Christopher Musgrave, Sir Rich. Hart, Mr. Glemham, Mr. Granville, Mr.
Hawtry, Sir Tho. Vernon, Mr. Norreys, Sir Mat. Andrews,
Mr. Harley, Sir Robert Davers, Mr. Paul Foley, Sir Tho.
Pope Blunt, Sir Henry Johnson, Mr. Gilbert, Sir Peter
Colleton, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Done, Mr. Wharton, Mr.
How, Mr. England, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Mr. Fuller, Lord
Brandon, Sir Jerv. Elwes, Mr. Palmes, Mr. Clerke, Sir
John Guise, Sir Wm. Cooke, Colonel Titus, Sir Robert
Cotton, Mr. Kenyon, Mr. Buscawen, Sir Wm. Drake, Mr.
Arnold, Sir Edw. Chisnall, Mr. Waller, Mr. Shackerly,
Mr. Stanley, And all the Members that serve for the Seaport Towns: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Four
of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And they are
impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Ordered, That the Commissioners for taking the publick Accompts do, on Monday-sevennight next, lay before
this House a State of the Incomes and Issues of the publick Revenue, from the Fifth of November 1688, to Michaelmas last, with their Observations thereupon.
Proceedings of the Fleet.
Then Admiral Russell presented to the House several
Papers giving an Account of the Proceedings of their
Majesties Fleet, during the last Summer's Expedition;
Instructions given to him by the Commissioners for
executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of England:
A List of the Ships in the said Fleet: An Extract of
several Letters and Orders touching the Proceedings of
their Majesties Fleet: And an Account of the said Fleet's
Proceeding. All which were read at the Table.
Ordered, That the Commissioners of the Admiralty do,
upon Saturday Morning next, lay before this House the
several Orders that have been issued to Admiral Russell,
during the last Summer's Expedition.
Ordered, That the Commissioners of the Admiralty do
lay before this House, upon Saturday Morning next, a
List of the Ships that have been lost or damaged since the
Year 1688, and of the Captains Names of the same.
State of the Nation.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Morning
next, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee
of the whole House, to consider of the State of the
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Nine of the Clock.