Mercurii, 9 die Decembris; 3° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
MR. Waller according to Order, presented to the
House a Bill for preventing malicious Informations
in the Court of King's Bench, for the more easy Reversal
of Outlawries in the same Court. And the same was
Mr. Christie reported from the Committee to whom
the Examination and Consideration of the Petition of
Eliz. Campion, Widow, on the Behalf of herself and her
Six Children, was referred, That the Committee, upon
the Examination of the Petition, were of the Opinion,
That it will be for the Benefit of the Creditors, and of
the Widow and Children of Richard Campion, deceased,
that a Bill be brought in for the better enabling of the
Trustees and Executors of the said Richard Campion to
perform his Will: And that the Committee had directed
him to move the House, That the Leave may be given
to bring in such a Bill accordingly.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill,
according to the Prayer of the said Petition.
Lord Hatton's Estate.
An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act
for the settling a Fee Farm Rent of One hundred Pounds
upon the Bishop of Ely, and his Successors, to be issuing
out of Hatton Garden in the County of Middlesex, and
the Messuages thereupon erected, and for settling and
assuring the same, subject to the said Rent, upon Chris.
Lord Viscount Hatton, his Heirs and Assigns for ever,
was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Sandford,
Mr. Hawtry, Serjeant Wogan, Mr. Carter, Mr. Goldwell,
Sir Sam. Bernardiston, Sir Ralph Carre, Mr. Hunt, Mr.
Portman, Sir Tho. Samwell, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Mr. Bailes, Sir John Barker, Sir Tho. Darcy, Sir
Math. Andrewes, Mr. Luttrell, Mr. Freeman, Sir Edw.
Philipps, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Philipps, Sir Cha. Bloys, Mr.
Gilbert, Serjeant Glincowe, Mr. Bowfeild, Mr. Christie,
Sir Rob. Cotton, Mr. Dolben, Mr. Vincent, Mr. Kynaston,
Sir Wm. Langham, Sir Tho. Haslerig, Mr. Shackerly, Serjeant Mountague, Sir Christopher Musgrave, Sir Sam.
Grimston, Mr. Bertye, Mr. Waller, Mr. Foley, Mr. England, Mr. Fuller, Sir Thom. Barnardiston, Sir Rob. Cotton,
Mr. Onslow, Mr. Cooke, Sir Rob. Henley, Sir Edw. Hussey, Mr. Henley, Mr. Palmes, Mr. Arnold, Sir Tho. Hussey,
Sir Wm. Robinson, Sir Tho. Grosvenor, Sir Fra. Guibon,
Mr. Andrewes: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at
Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Dunwich Return amended.
Then the Clerk of the Crown, according to Order,
attended, and amended the Return for the Borough of
Dunwich, by taking off the Return of Henry Heveningham, Esquire.
A Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Common
Councilmen of the City of Exon, and also of the Merchants, Serge-makers, Fullers, and other trading People,
employed in and about the Woolen Manufactory within
the said City and County of the same, and Parts adjacent
thereunto, was read; setting forth, That those Western
Parts are principally concerned in the Serge Trade, and
other the Woolen Manufactory: But that the same; of
late Years, hath been much abridged by the African
Company; who do not improve that Trade by the Onehalf of what Improvement might be made thereof, in
case a free Trade was admitted to those Parts; as was
experienced by a Vote that passed the last Sessions in
Favour to the reputed Interlopers; which so far encouraged the Petitioners, that it gave a new Life to their
Trade, and some Thousands of Pieces... made more
than usual, and the Price advanced from Eleven Shillings
and Six-pence per Piece to Fifteen Shillings and Six-pence
per Piece; the Wools thereby consumed, and Farmers
supported, and Customs, by Exportation, much augmented: And praying the Consideration of the House in
the Premises, That such their Trade may not be restrained,
the Petitioners being willing to contribute towards the
Support and Maintenance thereof abroad.
Resolved, 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 Edward Seymor, Serjeant Trenchard, Mr. Bale, Mr. Colt, Sir Sam. Bernardiston, Sir Tho.
Vernon, Mr. Goldwell, Mr. Carter, Colonel Sackvile, Sir
Jerv. Elwes, Sir Fra. Blake, Mr. Blowfeild, Mr. Newport, Sir Robert Davers, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Gwyn,
Mr. Pockenham, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Sir Wm. Robinson,
Mr. Gray, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Onslow, Mr. Biddolph,
Mr. Cooke, Mr. Dyott, Sir Edw. Hussey, Mr. Hawtry,
Sir Tho. Hussey, Mr. Holt, Mr. Slaughter, Sir Christopher
Musgrave, Mr. White, Mr. Brockman, Mr. Howe, Mr.
Bence, Lord Falkland, Sir Tho. Pope Blunt, Mr. Fuller,
Mr. Clarke, Lord Fairfax, Sir Mat. Andrewes, Sir Thomas
Bernardiston, Mr. Norreis, Mr. England, Sir Tho. Dyke,
Sir Wm. Honywood, Sir Cha. Raleigh, Sir John Brownlow, Mr. Palmes, Mr. Walpole, Sir Rich. Onslow, Mr.
Fenwick, Mr. Chadwick, Sir Robert Edon, Mr. Moreland:
And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four of the
Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Oath of Supremacy in Ireland.
Sir Tho. Clarges reported, That the Managers of the
Conference with the Lords, touching the Amendments to
the Bill for abrogating the Oath of Supremacy in Ireland,
and appointing other Oaths, had considered of several
Amendments to be made to the Amendments, made by
the Lords to the said Bill; and had prepared the same,
and Reasons to be offered to the Lords concerning the
same; which they had directed him to report to the
House: And which he read in his Place; and afterwards,
delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were
once read; and are as follow; viz.
3 Skin, Line 5, after "who," leave out all that follows, to "on," in Line 9.
Line 9, after "the," leave out "said;" and, after
"October," add "1691."
Line 20, after "or," leave out "before that time;"
and, instead thereof, insert "were then."
Line 27, after "Law," add "or;" and, after "Physick," leave out "or other"
Line 28, leave out "Science."
Line 30, after "notwithstanding," add Clause C.
That the Commons observe, That the Lords insist on
the Provisoes, beginning at "Provided," Skin 3, Line 3,
of the Amendments; because the Subject Matter of them
was in the Articles of the Treaty for the Surrender of
Lymerick: But that, upon Consideration of those Articles
they find, that there are some Expressions in the said
First Proviso, larger and more comprehensive than the
Articles themselves: And that therefore they agreed
with the Lords in so much of it only, as is within the
said Articles; because they cannot believe it to be their
Lordships Intentions to grant a greater Privilege to such
Persons than they themselves, by the said Articles, demanded or provided for.
The said Amendments being a Second time severally
read, one by one; and the Blank in the Proviso filled up
with "One Shilling;" the same were, upon the Question
severally put thereupon, agreed unto by this House.
Resolved, That this House doth agree to the said Amendments made by the Lords with the said Amendments.
Conference desired with Lords.
Resolved, That a Conference be desired with the Lords
upon the Subject Matter of the last Conference.
Ordered, That Sir Thom. Clarges go to the Lords, and
desire the said Conference.
A Motion being made, That the House would take
into Consideration the Debts due to the Orphans of the
City of London, and their Relief therein;
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 Ways to satisfy the
Debts due to the Orphans of the City of London.
Fuller's pretended Discoveries.
Then the House being acquainted, that the Marshal
of the King's Bench attended, according to Order, with
The said William Fuller was called in to the Bar:
Where he produced and read several Papers concerning
the Matters he had to acquaint the House withal.
The which were brought to the Clerk's Table.
And he being withdrawn;
The said Papers were again read.
And the Question being put, That the House do now
It passed in the Negative.
State of the Nation.
Then the Order of the Day, for taking into Consideration the State of the Nation, was read.
And the Packet wherein the Confessions and Examinations of the Lord Preston and Mr. Crone were inclosed,
And the same was read.
Resolved That this House will, upon Tuesday Morning
next, at Ten a Clock, take into further Consideration
the State of the Nation; and nothing to intervene.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Saturday Morning next, at Ten a Clock, proceed in the further Consideration of the Accounts and Observations delivered
in by the Commissioners appointed for taking the publick Accounts.
Ordered, That all Committees, except the Committee
to whom the Consideration of the Estimates relating to
the Army are referred, be adjourned.
Ordered, That Sir Tho. Samuell, Mr. Wyndham, Mr.
Mountague, Mr. Tillney, Sir Robert Cotton, be added to
the Committee to whom the Bill for the better Discovery
and Punishment of Deer-stealers, is committed.
Ordered, That all Committees, except the Committee
to whom the Estimates of the Charge of the Army for
the Year 1692 is referred, be adjourned.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.