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, 9 die Julii; 1° Willielmi et Mariæ.
Prohibiting Trade with France.
A PETITION of Gilbert Heathcote and Arthur Shallett, Merchants, was read; shewing, That the Petitioners did, about the Year 1684, send into Catalonia a considerable Number of Stills, and all Materials to them belonging, together with a Distiller, and had erected a Still-house, which Materials, sent from hence, cost upwards of Two thousand Pounds, for the Making Spanish Brandy: That the said Still-house was set up on Purpose to increase the Trade of England with the Spaniard, who takes off the English Manufacture; and to hinder the Trade with France, who takes only Money; and that there being under the Consideration of this House, a Bill to prevent not only all French Wine and Brandy, &c. but also all Brandy whatsoever; if the said Bill should pass, it would prove the utter Ruin of themselves, and their Families: And praying their Case may be considered.
Resolved, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the Bill for prohibiting French Goods, is referred; to examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House.
Attainting certain Persons.
Mr. Serjeant Trenchard reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for attainting certain Persons, was referred, and to whom it was referred to insert such other Names as they should find Cause for, That they had Proof of several other Persons being in Ireland in Arms with King James; and therefore had agreed their Names should be inserted in the Bill, and, upon several Amendments to be made in the Bill, and several Clauses to be added to the Bill, pursuant to several Orders of the House: Which Names, Amendments, and Clauses, he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were all read once throughout; and afterwards, a Second time, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
Ordered, That the Bill, so amended, be ingrossed.
Rights of the Subject, and settling the Crown.
Mr. Carter reports from the Committee to whom the Clause A, proposed by the Lords to be added to the Bill for declaring the Rights and Liberties of the Subject, and settling the Succession of the Crown, was referred; That they had thought fit to make several Amendments to the Clause: Which he read in his Place, with the Coherence; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were thrice read; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House; and are as followeth;
Amendments to Clause A.
Line 2, after "that," leave out these Words, "in case of Default of Issue of the Body of their Majesties, and of the Queen, the Princess Anne of Denmarke: And the King the next succeeding, or Queen, shall solemnly repeat and subscribe the Declaration;" and, instead thereof, insert these Words, "the Declaration above-mentioned to be made, repeated, and subscribed, by every succeeding King and Queen of this Realm, shall be in these Words."
Line 28, after the Word "beginning," leave out all to the End of the Clause.
Resolved, That it be referred to the same Committee to whom the said Clause A was referred, to prepare Reasons to be offered at a Conference, Why this House doth not agree with the Lords in their Amendments to the said Bill: And that they do withdraw into the Speaker's Chamber, and prepare the same.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Duncomb Colchester have Leave to go into the Country, for a Fortnight.
Ordered, That Mr. Henry Vincent have Leave to go into the Country, for a Month.
Ordered, That Mr. Godolphin have Leave to go into the Country, for a Month.
Ordered, That Sir John Doyley have Leave to into the Country, for a Fortnight.
Ordered, That Mr. Niccolls have Leave to go into the Country, for a Month.
Mr. Grey reports from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for rendering the Militia more useful, was referred, That the Committee had thought fit to make several Amendments, and add several Clauses to the Bill: Which he read in his Place, with the Coherence; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were once read throughout; and afterwards a Second time, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
A Clause was offered to be made Part of the Bill: Which was twice read; and was, For a Fourth Part of the Militia of the Kingdom to be drawn together for Days this Year;
And the Question being put, That that Clause be made Part of the Bill;
It passed in the Negative.
Another Clause was offered to be made Part of the Bill: And which was twice read; and was, That in case a Papist, or reputed Papist, was charged with Horse or Foot, or Arms, that a Protestant should provide the same, and be paid for the same by such Papist, or reputed Papist.
Resolved, That the said Clause be made Part of the Bill.
Another Clause was offered to be made Part of the Bill:
Which was twice read; and was, For indemnifying and saving harmless all Persons that have taken Arms on the Behalf of the King's Majesty that now is, whilst he was Prince of Orange; or who have associated on his Behalf; or who have, with or without Commission, acted any thing to promote his Interest before his Accession to the Crown.
Resolved, That the said Clause be made Part of the Bill.
Another Clause for repealing the Acts for the Militia, was offered to be made Part of the Bill.
Resolved, That the Clause be committed, upon the Debate of the House, unto Mr. Attorney General, Mr. Phil. Foley, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir Rob. Sawyer, Sir Wm. Williams, Sir Edw. Harley, Colonel Birch, Mr. Buscowen, Mr. Paul Foley, Mr. Tho. Foley; or any Three of them.
Proceedings on Conferences.
Ordered, That Mr. Grey, Mr. Carter, and all the Gentlemen of the Long Robe, be added to the Committee for searching the Journals of the House of Lords, and this House, touching the Proceedings upon Conferences in Passing of Bills.
Proceedings against Sir W. Williams.
Ordered, That the Record of the Judgment upon the Information against Sir Wm. Williams, be read Tomorrow Morning.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight a Clock.