House of Commons Journal Volume 10
11 January 1693

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 10: 11 January 1693', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 10: 1688-1693 (1802), pp. 774-775. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=29285 Date accessed: 01 October 2014.


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Mercurii, 11 die Januarii; 4° Gulielmi et Mariæ.

Prayers.

Osbaston's Estate.

MR. Brewer, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for the Sale of the Estate of Francis Osbaston, for Payment of Ten thousand Pounds Portion to Mary Osbaston, and of the Arrears of several Annuities of Two hundred Pounds and Four hundred Pounds per Annum, chargeable upon the said Estate.

And the Bill was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Aulnage Duty.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Friday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for transferring the Collection of the Duty of Aulnage to the Custom-house, and for granting a Recompence to the Crown for the same.

Hereford Writ.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ for the electing a Knight to serve in this present Parliament for the County of Hereford, in the room of Sir John Morgan, Baronet, deceased.

Defaulter discharged.

Ordered, That Mr. Butler, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, for absenting himself from his Service in this House, be discharged out of Custody, paying his Fees.

Woolen Manufacture.

Ordered, That the Bill for Encouragement of the Woolen Manufactory of this Kingdom, be read the Second time, upon Saturday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock; and nothing to intervene.

Importing Silk.

Mr. Goldwell reported from the Committee to whom the Bill for the Importation of fine Italian, Sicilian, and Naples Thrown Silk over Land, was committed, That they had considered of the several Potitions to them referred, and had made several Amendments to the Bill; which they had directed him to report to the House: And which he read in his Place, with the Coherence; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were once read throughout; and then a Second time, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

And the Question being put, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas: Mr. Goldwell, 85.
Colonel Lee:
Tellers for the Noes: Mr. Onslow, 89.
Sir Sa. Bernadiston,

So it passed in the Negative.

Timber in New Forest.

A Bill for Increase and Preservation of Timber, within the New Forest, in the County of Southampton, was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time, upon This-day-sevennight, at Eleven a Clock.

East India Trade.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider farther of the Bill for the preserving, regulating, and establishing the East India Trade.

Privilege of Members in Suits.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Tuesday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock, take into Consideration the Report from the Committee to whom it was referred to consider how the Privileges of the Members of this House, in relation to Suits in Law and Equity may be limited, and regulated; and nothing to intervene.

Pension List.

Ordered, That the List of the Pensions, formerly presented to the House from the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, be read upon Friday Morning next, at Ten a Clock.

Advice to the King.

Sir Francis Winnington, according to the Order of the Day, reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was referred to consider of that Part of his Majesty's Speech, wherein his Majesty desired the Advice of this House, That the said Committee had directed him to make several Motions to the House; and also had agreed upon several Resolutions; which they had directed him to report to the House: And which he read in his Place; and afterwards 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 in pursuance of his Majesty's Speech, the House be moved, that his Majesty be humbly advised to constitute a Commission of the Admiralty, of such Persons as are of known Experience in Maritime Affairs; and that for the future all Orders for the Management of the Fleet do pass through the Admiralty that shall be so constituted.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the House be moved, that his Majesty be humbly advised, That, for the future, as often as Vacancies shall happen, no Persons be appointed General Officers, of the English Army, but such as are natives of their Majesties Dominions; and that the General of the English Foot be a Native of * *

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That, in regard many of the great Affairs of the Government have been, for the Time past, unsuccessfully managed by those who have had the Direction thereof under their Majesties, the House be moved humbly to advise his Majesty to prevent the like Mischiefs for the future, by employing Men of known Ability and Integrity.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the House be moved, that his Majesty be humbly advised, for the necessary Support of his Government, to employ in his Counsels, and Management of his Affairs, such Persons only whose Principles oblige them to stand by him, and his Right, against the late King James, and all other Pretenders whatsoever.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee That there hath been an apparent Miscarriage in the Management of the Affair relating to the Descent the last Summer.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That one Cause of the Miscarriage of the Descent was for want of giving timely and necessary Orders by such Persons to whom the Matter was committed.

And a Motion being made, by the Chairman of the said Committee, and the Question being put, That his Majesty be humbly advised to constitute a Commission of the Admiralty of such Persons as are of known Experience in Maritime Affairs;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas: Colonel Churchill, 112.
Colonel Granville:
Tellers for the Noes: Colonel Goldwell, 135.
Mr. Hutchinson:

So it passed in the Negative.

And a Motion being also made, and the Question being proposed, That his Majesty be humbly advised, that, for the future, all Orders for the Management of the Fleet do pass through the Admiralty that shall be so constituted;

An Amendment was proposed to be made, by leaving out "Admiralty that shall be so constituted;" and inserting "Hands of the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of England."

And the Question being put, That those Words, "Admiralty that shall be so constituted;" do stand Part of the Question;

It passed in the Negative.

And then the Question being put, That "Hands of the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of England," be inserted instead thereof;

The same was agreed unto by the House.

Resolved, That his Majesty be humbly advised, That, for the future, all Orders for the Management of the Fleet do pass through the Hands of the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of England.

Resolved, That the further Consideration of the said Report be adjourned until Saturday Morning next, Eleven a Clock.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be revived.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight a Clock.