Mercurii, 24 die Februarii; 4° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Supply Bill; Poll Tax.
A MESSAGE from the Lords, by Sir John Fancklin, and Sir Robert Legard;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have agreed to the Bill intituled, An Act for raising Money by a Poll, payable Quarterly, for one Year, for the carrying on a vigorous War
against France; without any Amendments. Also
The Lords have agreed to the Amendments made by
this House to the Bill, intituled, An Act to enable John
Keeble, Gentleman, to sell certain Lands in Stow Market,
in the County of Suffolke; and to settle other Lands, of
greater Value, to the same Uses.
And then the Messengers withdrew.
Fuller's pretended Discoveries.
Resolved, That this House doth declare, That Wm.
Fuller is a notorious Impostor, a Cheat, and a false Accuser; having scandalized their Majesties, and their Government, abused this House, and falsely accused several
Persons of Honour and Quality: And that an humble
Address be presented to his Majesty, by such Members of
this House as are of his Majesty's most honourable Privy
Council, to command his Attorney General to prosecute
the said Wm. Fuller accordingly.
Then the House resolved itself into a Committee of
the whole House, to consider of the Motion made for a
Supply to his Majesty, for Relief of the poor French
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir Robert Clayton took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Lords Amendments to Mutiny Bill.
Mr. Wharton reports, That the Members appointed to
prepare Reasons to be offered at a Conference with the
Lords for disagreeing with the Lords to the Amendments
made by them to the Bill, intituled, An Act for punishing
Mutineers and Deserters, had prepared the same, accordingly: Which they had directed him to report to the
House: The which he read in his Place; and afterwards
delivered the same in at the Table: Where the same were
twice read; and with some Amendments made by the
House, were agreed unto; and are as followeth; viz.
1. To the Amendment made in the 10th Press, Line
3d, the Commons disagree for this Reason; That it is
the undoubted Right of the Commons only, to appoint
pecuniary Mulcts, and the Distribution of them.
2. The Commons do disagree to leave out the Words
proposed in the Amendment, Press 12th, Line 36th; because it is a just and reasonable Encouragement to any
Officer to behave himself well in his Place, when he hath
a Right to succeed his superior Officer, when the Place
shall become void: And the Commons do disagree to
the Words by your Lordships, in the said Amendment,
inserted; because it is the Disposal of Money.
3. The Commons do disagree to your Lordships
Amendment in Press 19, from Line the 9th to the 29th;
because it leaves out a Clause which is of great Advantage to the Kingdom, in saving their Money; and is no
other Charge upon the Army, than what your Lordships
have thought reasonable to be deducted in all the Bills
that have passed, for that Purpose, during the War; and
was, by the Commons, considered in the Estimate of the
Charge of the War for the next Year.
4. The Commons do disagree to the Words "last certified," Press 20th, Line 3d; because those Words refer
to an Amendment disagreed unto by the Commons, and
therefore are improper.
The Commons do disagree to the Clause marked A;
because there is no Law to warrant any Commander or
Officer of any Regiment, Troop, or Company, to press
any Horse or Waggons for their Majesties Service; and
this Clause doth seem to authorize the same.
Conference desired with Lords.
Ordered, That Mr. Wharton do go to the Lords; and
desire a Conference with their Lordships, upon the
Amendments made by their Lordships to the Bill, intituled,
An Act for the punishing of Mutineers and Deserters,
preventing false Musters, and paying the Army according
to the Musters of effective Men, and for the better Paying
Royal Assent to Bills.
A Message from his Majesty, by Mr. Cooleing, Deputy
Usher of the Black Rod;
The King commands this honourable House to attend
his Majesty, in the House of Peers, immediately.
And accordingly Mr. Speaker, with the House, went
up to attend his Majesty.
And, being returned;
Mr. Speaker reported, That his Majesty had been
pleased to give the Royal Assent to the several publick
and private Bills following; viz.
An Act for raising Money by a Poll, payable Quarterly, for one Year, for the carrying on a vigorous War
An Act for raising the Militia of this Kingdom for the
Year 1692; although the Month's Pay, formerly advanced, be not repaid.
An Act for the better ordering and collecting the Duty
upon Low Wines and Strong Waters, and for preventing
the Abuses therein.
An Act against corresponding with their Majesties
An Act for the more effectual Discovery and Punishment of Deerstealers.
An Act for the better repairing and amending the Highways; and for settling the Rates of Carriages of Goods.
An Act for the Encouragement of the Breeding and
Feeding of Cattle.
An Act for Relief of Creditors, against fraudulent
An Act for the better Explanation, and supplying the
Defects, of the former Laws for the Settlement of the
An Act to take away Clergy from some Offenders, and
to bring others to Punishment.
An Act for the Sale of the Manor of Manworthy, with
its Appurtenances, in the County of Devon, being the
Lands and Estate of Nicholas Martin, Esquire, by
Trustees herein after named, for the Payment of the
Debts of the said Nicholas Martyn.
An Act to vest the Estate late of Henry Drax, Esquire,
deceased, in Thomas Shatterden, Gentleman; and to enable the said Thomas Shatterden, and others, to whom the
said Estate is devised, to make a Jointure.
An Act for enabling Sir Dudley Cullum, Baronet, to
raise Monies, to pay his Brothers and Sisters Portions.
An Act to enable the Sale of several Lands, for the
Payment of the Debts and Legacies of Maurice Shelton,
and others; and for settling other Lands, instead of
An Act to enable Trustees to sell the Estate of Edward
Smith, Esquire, deceased, to raise Money for the Payment
of his Debts; and to make a Provision for his Children,
who are Infants.
An Act for the Enabling of Sir Tho. Burton, Baronet,
to sell Lands for Payment of Debts.
An Act to enable Wm. Davile to sell some Lands for
Payment of Debts.
Royal Assent to Bills.
An Act for the enabling the Right honourable Charles
Earl of Winchelsea to settle a Jointure upon any Wife he
shall marry during his Minority.
An Act for the better enabling the Trustees and Executors of Richard Campion, deceased, to perform his Will.
An Act for enabling the Trustees of the Right honourable James Lord Waldgrave to make Leases, and grant
Copyhold Estates, for the Payment of the Arrears of Annuities of Henry Lord Waldgrave his Father, deceased.
An Act for enabling Francis Moore, Esquire, to sell
the Manor of Bayhous, and Lands, in West Thorock, in
the County of Essex; and to purchase and settle other
Lands, in lieu thereof.
An Act for enfranchising several Copyhold Lands and
Tenements, holden of the Manors of Albury and North
Myms in the County of Hartford.
An Act for the better securing the Portions, Debts, and
Legacies, given and owing by James late Earl of Salisbury.
An Act for Sale of the Estate of John Cripps, Gentleman, in the County of Kent; and for settling another Estate,
of greater Value, in lieu thereof, to the same Uses.
An Act to vest certain Lands of Wm. Molyneaux,
Gentleman, in Trustees, for raising the Sum of Two
thousand Pounds, for paying the Portions to his younger
Brother and Sisters, pursuant to a Decree in the Court
An Act for naturalizing of Mainhardt, Duke of Leinster, and others.
An Act for the enabling Phillip Lord Stanhopp, Son and
Heir-apparent of the Right honourable Phillip Earl of
Chesterfeild, together with the said Earl, to make a Jointure and Settlement, upon the Marriage of the said
Phillip Lord Stanhopp.
An Act to enable Henry Halsted to make a Lease, for
the Improvement of his Prebend of Ealdstreete, in the
Church of St. Paul, London.
An Act to enable the Bishop of London, and Trustees,
to sell the Manor of Bushley in the County of Worcester,
Part of the Bishoprick of London, and to purchase other
Lands to be annexed to the said Bishoprick, for the Improvement thereof.
An Act for the Settling of certain Messuages, Mills,
Lands, and Tenements, in the County of Merioneth, upon
certain Trustees, to be sold or mortgaged, towards the
Payment of Debts of Wm. Vaughan, and Jenkin
Vaughan, Esquires, deceased.
An Act for the enabling Vincent Grantham, Esquire,
to lease Part of his Manor of Golthoe in Lincolnshire, for
the raising Monies to pay Portions and Debts charged
An Act for Naturalizing of Armand Nompar De Commant, commonly called Marquis of Monpavillan, and
An Act to enable the Trustees of James late Earl of
Suffolke, to sell the Manor of Hadstock in Essex, and for
discharging several other Manors and Lands of the said
late Earl from Five thousand Pounds, Remainder of Ten
thousand Pounds, by him formerly charged thereon.
An Act for the more speedy Payment of the Debts of
Elizabeth Curtis Widow, late deceased, and Performance
of an Agreement, touching the same, made between
Charles Curtis, in his Life-time, and Edward Earle, according to a Decree in the High Court of Chancery.
An Act for the vesting several Manors, Lands, and
Rents, in the Counties of Lincolne, Birkes, and Devon,
in Trustees, to be sold for the buying other Manors and
Lands, to be settled for the same or the like Uses as
those to be sold are now settled.
An Act for securing, out of some of the Manors,
Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, of Charles Pelham, of Brockelsby in the County of Lincolne, Esquire,
the Sum of Five thousand Pounds, with Interest, unto
Anne Pelham, eldest Daughter of the said Charles.
An Act for the better vesting and settling the Manor
of East Horsley in Surrey in Trustees, to be sold for
Payment of the Debts of Phillip Hildyard, Esquire.
An Act for the better assuring to George Vernon, and
his Heirs and Assigns, Four Acres of Land in Ebisham
in the County of Surrey.
An Act for incorporating the Proprietors of the Water
Works in the Parish of St. Paul, Shadwell, in the County
of Middlesex; and for the encouraging, carrying on, and
settling the said Water Works.
An Act to vest divers Manors, Lands, and Tenements,
in the County of Leicester, in Trustees, to be sold for the
Payment of the Debts and Legacies of Sir Wm. Halford,
Knight, deceased, and for Payment of the other Debts
of Sir Wm. Halford, now living, prior to his Marriage
Settlement with the Lady Frances his now Wife.
An Act for settling the Manor and Lordship of King's
Bromley, and others the Messuages, Lands, Tenements,
and Hereditaments, of Barbara Newton, Widow, Relict
of Samuel Newton, late of the Island of Barbadoes in
America, Esquire, deceased, and John Newton, Esquire,
Son and Heir of the said Samuell, by the said Barbara.
An Act to enable Sir Edwin Sadler, Baronet, to sell
Lands, to pay his Debts.
An Act for vesting certain Pieces or Parcels of Ground
in the Parish of St. James's, and St. Martin's in the
Fields, late the Estate of Henry Duke of Grafton, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold.
An Act to enable John Keeble, Gentleman, to sell certain
Lands in Stow Market in the County of Suffolke; and to
settle other Lands, of greater Value, to the same Uses.
The King's Speech.
And that, afterwards, his Majesty was pleased to make
a gracious Speech to both Houses of Parliament, as followeth;
My Lords and Gentlemen,
I Return My hearty Thanks to you All for the great
Demonstrations you have given Me of your Affections in
this Sessions; and of your Zeal for the Support of the
And I must thank you, Gentlemen of the House of
Commons, in particular, for the great Supplies you have
granted for the Prosecution of the War: I assure you, I
shall take care so to dispose of the Money you have given
Me for the publick Occasions, as that the whole Nation
may be intirely satisfied with the Application of it.
My Lords and Gentlemen,
I think it proper to acquaint you with My Intentions
of going beyond Sea very speedily; which, I am afraid
have been already retarded more than is convenient for
the present Posture of Affairs: And, upon that Account,
I think it necessary to put an End to this present Meeting; the Season of the Year being now so very far advanced, that it may prove of the last ill Consequence to
continue it any longer.
And that, afterwards, the Lord Chief Baron of the
Court of Exchequer declared to both Houses, That it
was his Majesty's Pleasure, That both Houses should adjourn themselves until the Twelfth Day of April next.