House of Commons Journal Volume 10: 25 February 1689

Pages 34-35

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Lunæ, 25 die Februarii; 1° Willielmi et Mariæ.


Old Sarum Election.

ORDERED, That Mr. Speaker do grant his Warrant, for summoning such Witnesses, as there shall be Occasion for, at the Hearing of the Cause, touching the Return and Election for the Borough of Old Sarum, at the Bar of this House, this Day Fortnight.

The King's Speech to be considered.

A Motion being made, that the House will take into Consideration his Majesty's Speech; and appoint a Time for that Purpose;

Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That this House will, To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to take into Consideration his Majesty's Speech.

Marches Court in Wales.

A Bill for taking away the Court holden before the President and Council of the Marches of Wales, was read the First time.

Resolved, That the said Bill be read a Second time on Wednesday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Baynton, and Mr. Masters, have Leave to go into the Conntry.

Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy.

Resolved, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for taking away the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy injoined by the Statute of 25° Car. II; and, instead thereof, to insert the Oaths mentioned in the Declaration presented to the King and Queen by both Houses.

Repealing Act for governing Corporations.

Resolved, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for repealing the Act of 13° Car. II, for well governing and regulating Corporations.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Sir Duncomb Colchester have Leave to go into the Country for his Health.

Members to take Oaths.

Resolved, That Saturday Morning next be appointed for the Members of this House to take the Oaths and Test.

Coronation Oath.

Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to inspect the Coronation Oath, and consider what Alterations or Amendments are fit to be made therein; and to report the same to the House.

And it is referred to Sir Tho. Clarges, Sir Christopher Musgrave, Sir Edw. Harley, Mr. Colt, Mr. Gwyn, Mr. Sacheverell, Mr. Stockdale, Colonel Birch, Major Wildman, Mr. Paul Foley, Mr. Howe, Mr. Herbert, Sir Fra. Drake, Mr. Hamden, Sir Hen. Capell, Mr. Garway, Sir Rich. Temple, Mr. Tho. Foley, Mr. Hen. Pollexfen, Mr. Windham, Sir Fra. Russell, Sir Edw. Seymour, Mr. Pierpoint, Mr. Arnold, Sir Wm. Williams, Mr. Tipping, Mr. Manley, Sir Gilb. Clerke, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Lord Falkland, Sir James Rushott, Mr. Bromley, Sir Walter Young, Mr. Buscowen, Mr. Tho. Foley, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Sir Trevor Williams, Serjeant Bigland, Mr. Cristy, Mr. England, and all the Members that are of the Long Robe, or any Five of them; and they are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records: And they are to meet at Four of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Motion touching Corporations.

A Motion being made, that a special Committee may be appointed to consider of the Violations of the Liberties and Franchises of all the Corporations of this Kingdom, and particularly of the City of London;

And the Question being put, that such a Committee be appointed;

The previous Question was put, whether that Question shall be now put:

The House divided.

The Noes go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Sir Pat. Ward, 121.
Sir Rob. Clayton,
Tellers for the Noes. Sir Jam. Rushot, 145.
Mr. Montague,

And so it passed in the Negative.

Ordered, That the Grand Committee for Grievances do sit upon Thursday next in the Afternoon; and do then take into Consideration the Matters of the Debate of the House this Day.

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