House of Commons Journal Volume 10
21 November 1691

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 10: 21 November 1691', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 10: 1688-1693 (1802), pp. 558-559. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=29151 Date accessed: 24 July 2014.


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Sabbati, 21 die Novembris; 3° Gulielmi et Mariæ.

Prayers.

A Member discharged from custody.

THE House being acquainted, That Wm. Okeden, Esquire, a Member of this House, who was sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for not attending the Service of the House, had surrendered himself to the Serjeant; and desired to be admitted into the House to attend the Service thereof;

Ordered, That the said Mr. Okeden be discharged out of the Custody of the Serjeant, paying his Fees.

Hawkers and Pedlars.

Mr. Onslow, according to Order, presented to the House, a Bill for Suppressing of Hawkers and Pedlars.

And the same was received.

The Bill was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Butter and Cheese Trade.

Sir Robert Davers, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for remedying the Abuses in Weighing and Packing of Butter; and also the Abuses in Making and Weighing of Cheese. And the same was received.

Mathewes' Jointure.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, And Act for settling a Jointure of Jane the Wife of Colonel Edward Mathewes, Daughter of Sir Thomas Armstrong, deceased, was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Putt's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable the Executors and Trustees of Sir Thom. Putt, Baronet, deceased, to lease several Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, during the Minority of Sir Tho. Putt, Baronet, Son and Heir of the said Sir Tho. Putt, towards the Payment of Five hundred Pounds apiece, Legacies to his Three Sisters Margaret, Ursula, and Susanna Putt, as also the Debts of the said Sir Tho. Putt, was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Intercepted Papers.

Then a Letter, from Sir Ralph Delavall, to the Clerk of the House, was read; whereby he wrote, that he designed to be in Town, so as to attend the House, according to their Order, upon Monday Morning next.

Hemp and Flax.

A Bill for the encouraging the Sowing of Hemp and Flax, was presented to the House; and received.

The Bill was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Clandestine Marriages.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and Mr. Keck;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for disabling Minors to marry without the Consent of their Fathers or Guardians, and against untimely Marrying after the decease of their Fathers; and for preventing all clandestine Marriages for the future: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Supply Bill; Excise.

A Bill for granting to their Majesties certain Impositions upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors, for One Year, was read the Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

A Clause was offered, in order to be referred to the said Committee.

And the same was read the First time.

And the Question being put, That it be read a Second time;

It passed in the Negative.

Brewers not to be Maltsters.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to disable Brewers from being Maltsters.

And it is recommended to Mr. Christie to prepare and bring in the same.

A Member discharged from custody.

The House being acquainted, that Francis Fullford, Esquire, a Member of this House, who was sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, according to Order, for not attending the Service of the House, had surrendered himself to the Serjeant; and desired to be admitted into the House, to attend the Service thereof;

Ordered, That the said Mr. Fullford be discharged out of the Custody of the Serjeant, paying his Fees.

Privilege- A person discharged from custody.

Then Richard Baldwyn, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, was, according to Order, brought to the Bar.

And his Petition, presented to the House, was read; whereby he made his humble Acknowledgment of his Fault to the House, and begged their Pardon for the same. And being asked, Who was the Author of the Observator he printed; he said, One Doctor Wellwood:

And then withdrew.

And being called in again; he, upon his Knees, received a Reprimand from Mr. Speaker.

Ordered, That the said Richard Baldwyn be discharged out of Custody, paying his Fees.

State of the Nation.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Wednesday Morning next, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the State of the Nation.

Aulnage Duty.

A Bill for the transferring the Collection of the Duty of Aulnage to the Custom-house, and giving a Recompence to the Crown for the same, was read the Second time.

And a Debate was had thereupon.

Ordered, That the Bill do lie upon the Table, and a new Bill to be brought in.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be revived.

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