House of Commons Journal Volume 10
12 November 1691

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 10: 12 November 1691', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 10: 1688-1693 (1802), pp. 550-551. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=29143 Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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Jovis, 12 die Novembris; 3° Gulielmi et Mariæ.

Prayers.

Weobly Election.

MR. Serjeant Trenchard reports from the Committee of Elections and Privileges, to whom the Matter touching the Double Return and Election of Burgesses to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Weobly in the County of Hereford, was referred, the State of the Case as it appeared to the Committee: The which he delivered in at the Table, in Writing: Where the same was read; and is as followeth; viz.

That upon the Examination of the Matter of the Double Return, and Merit of the Election of a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Weobly in the County of Hereford;

It appeared by the Record, That Thomas Foley, Esquire, was returned by one Indenture, by Thomas Mayrick, Constable of Weobly, and several other Burgesses of Weobly: That John Birch, Esquire, was returned by one other Indenture, by several other Burgesses of Webly.

That as to the Merits of the Election, it was insisted on the Behalf of Mr. Foley, That Mr. Foley had, by Three or Four, the Majority of qualified Voices: And that the Counsel that appeared for Mr. Birch, did allow Mr. Foley to be duly returned, as being returned by the Constable: And that Mr. Birch was not duly returned, being returned by the Burgesses only.

That, as to the Merits of the Election, the Counsel for Mr. Birch did agree, That, upon Examination, Mr. Foley had the Majority of qualified Voices.

And that thereupon, and upon reviewing the Record, the Committee came to several Resolutions: Which Mr. Serjeant Trenchard delivered in at the Table: Where the same were read; and are as followeth; viz.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That Thomas Foley, Esquire, is duly returned a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Weobly in the County of Hereford.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That Thomas Foley, Esquire, is duly elected a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Weobly in the County of Hereford.

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 Thomas Foley, Esquire, is duly returned a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Weobly in the County of Hereford.

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

Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, That Thomas Foley, Esquire, is duly elected a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Weobly in the County of Hereford.

Ordered, That the Clerk of the Crown do attend this House To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock, with the Return for the said Borough, in order to amend the same.

Punishing Mutiny and Desertion.

Mr. Harley, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for the paying the Army, according to the Musters of effective Men, and for better paying of Quarters; and likewise for preventing of false Musters, and for punishing Mutineers and Deserters. And the same was received.

The said Bill was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Reducing Interest.

A Motion being made, and the Question being put, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for Lessening of Interest of Money;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Sir Jos. Tredenham, 131.
Sir Rob. Cotton,
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Palmes, 105.
Mr. Ashe,

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hawkers and Pedlars.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for Suppressing of Hawkers and Pedlars.

Supply.

Then the House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Supplies to be granted to their Majesties, for the carrying on a vigorous War against France.
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 to the House: The which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same was read; and is as followeth; viz.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That towards the Supplies to be granted to their Majesties for the carrying on a vigorous War against France, the Duties by way of Excise, which were payable for Beer, Ale and other Liquors, for a Year, from the Seventeenth Day of November last, be continued for a Year, from the Seventeenth of November instant.

The said Resolution being read a Second time;

Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, That towards the Supplies to be granted to their Majesties, for the carrying on a vigorous War against France, the Duties by way of Excise, which were payable for Beer, Ale, and other Liquors, for a Year from the Seventeenth of November last, be continued for a Year from the Seventeenth of November instant.

Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor General do prepare and bring in a Bill according to the said Resolution.

Mr. Solicitor General also acquainted the House, That he was directed by the said Committee to move the House, That the said Committee may have Leave to sit again.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Saturday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Supplies to be granted to their Majesties, for the carrying on a vigorous War against France.

Punishment of Offenders.

A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Justice Gregory and Mr. Justice Eyres;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act to take away the Clergy from some Offenders, and to bring others to Punishment: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Transport Debt.

Ordered, That the Lord Brandon and Mr. Stanley be added to the Committee to whom the Petition of a great Number of Subjects employed in their Majesties Transport Service, is referred.

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