Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Martis, 3 die Januarii; 4° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
SAMUELL Du Rosseau took the Oaths, at the Table, appointed in order to his Naturalization.
Executing Justice in Wales.
Mr. Harley, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for the better Execution of Justice in the Principality of Wales. And
The Bill was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
Crown Office Proceedings.
A Bill to regulate Proceedings in the Crown Office of the King's Bench at Westminster, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Arnold, Sir Tho. Clarges, Mr. Attorney General, Mr. Christy, Mr. Solicitor General, Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Harley, Mr. Russell, Mr. Freke, Sir Wm. Yorke, Mr. Thornhaugh, Mr. Musgrave, Mr. Brewer, Mr. Holt, Mr. Hutchinson, Sir Edward Chisnall, Sir Math. Andrews, Mr. Foley, Mr. Price, Mr. Shackerly, Mr. Freeman, Mr. Hedger, Mr. Lutterell, Mr. Hobby, Mr. Serjeant Wogan, Sir Sam. Bernadiston, Mr. Lloyd, Mr. Willmott, Sir John Parsons, Mr. Fenwick, Mr. Waller, Mr. Parsons, Mr. Thompson, Mr. England, Mr. Burdet, Sir Tho. Roberts, Mr. Stokes, and all the Members that are of the Long Robe: And they are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Four a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And they are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the Petition of the Clerks of the Crown Office, which was formerly read, and laid upon the Table, be referred to the Committee to whom the Bill to regulate Proceedings in the Crown Office of the King's Bench at Westminster, is committed.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Gott have Leave to go into the Country for Three Weeks, upon extraordinary Occasions.
Ordered, That Sir Francis Warr have Leave to go into the Country for Three Weeks, upon extraordinary Occasions.
Ordered, That Mr. Seymour have Leave to go into the Country for a Fortnight, upon extraordinary Occasions.
Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant Thurban have Leave to go into the Country for a Fortnight, for Recovery of his Health.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cook, and Sir Lacon Wm. Child;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act to enable Sir John Wentworth, Baronet, an Infant under the Age of One-and-twenty Years, to make a Jointure, and Settlement of his Manors and Lands in the Counties of York and Westmorland: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
And also a Bill, intituled, An Act for the enabling Sir William Mannock, Baronet, to charge his Estate, for the raising his younger Childrens Portions: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
And also a Bill, intituled, An Act to enable Richard Walthall, Esquire, to sell Lands, for Payment of Portions and Debts: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee to whom the Bill for the Importation of fine Sicilian and Naples Thrown Silk over Land, was committed, be made upon Friday Morning next, at Ten a Clock.
Ordered, That the Bill to make Perjury, in capital Cases, Felony, without Benefit of Clergy, be read a Second time upon Saturday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock.
Supply Bill; Land Tax.
Then the House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Bill for granting to their Majesties an Aid of Four Shillings in the Pound for One Year.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Attorney General took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Attorney General reported, That they had made a further Progress in the Matter to them referred; and had directed him to move, That the Members of the House might prepare and present Commissioners Names to be inserted in the said Bill.
Ordered, That the Members of this House do, by Thursday Morning next, Ten a Clock, prepare and present the Names of Commissioners for the several Counties, Cities, and Places, as is usual, to be inserted into the said Bill.
Mr. Attorney General also acquainted the House, That he was directed by the said Committee to move, That they may have Leave to sit again.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Thursday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the said Bill: And that no other Matter be proceeded upon that Day.
Privilege of Members in Suits.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock, take into Consideration the Report from the Committee appointed to consider how the Privileges of the Members of this House, in relation to Suits in Law and Equity, may be regulated and limited.
Time for Conference appointed.
Colonel Granville acquaints the House, That he having, according to their Order, been to acquaint the Lords, That this House doth agree to a free Conference with their Lordships, upon the Subject Matter of the last Conference, the Lords have appointed the said free Conference to be To-morrow Morning at Eleven a Clock, in the Painted Chamber.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Tuesday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty of the City of London, concerning the Orphans of the said City.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight a Clock.