Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
This free content was digitised by double rekeying. All rights reserved.
Lunæ, 7 die Aprilis; 2° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Legrand's &c. Nat.
AN ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled An Act for the naturalizing David Legrand, and others, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Pandarves, Mr. Evans, Sir Edmund Jennings, Mr. Campion, Sir Cha. Bloys, Mr. Blowfeild, Sir John Knight, Mr. Wallis, Mr. Pitt, Mr. Burdett, Mr. Biddle, Mr. Jennings, Sir Rich. Hart, Sir Rob. Daverse, Sir John Fowell, Sir Fra. Massam, Mr. Newport, Mr. Willmot, Mr. Vincent, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Sir Rob. Cotton, Colonel Birch, Mr. Arnold, Mr. England, Sir Orlando Gee, Sir Walter Young, Sir Edw. Philipps, Mr. Bromley, Sir Tho. Darcy, Sir Rich. Reignolds, Sir Fra. Drake, Sir Samuell Bernadiston, Sir Jonathan Jennings, Sir Rob. Nappier, Mr. Beare, Mr. Backwell, Mr. Dyet, Sir John Cotton, Sir Edw. Hussey, Mr. Grey, Mr. Carew, Mr. Burrard: And they are to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
A Bill to enable John Wolstenholme, Esquire, to sell Lands to pay Debts, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Hervey, Sir Walt. Young, Sir Edw. Abney, Mr. Chadwick, Serjeant Blincoe, Sir John Bolles, Sir Edw. Hussey, Mr. Harcourt, Sir Fra. Drake, Sir Tho. Darcy, Sir Edm. Jennings, Lord Digby, Mr. Dolben, Mr. Grubb, Sir Jonath. Jennings, Mr. Philips, Mr. Bridges, Mr. Clerke, Mr. Pollen, Mr. Slater, Mr. Parkhurst, Mr. Brockman, Sir Rob. Napier, Mr. Wallis, Mr. Thomson, Sir Hen. Goodrick, and all the Members that serve for the County of Lincolne: And they are to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Hudson's Bay Company.
A Petition of the Governor and Company of Adventurers of England trading into Hudson's Bay, was read; setting forth, That the late King Charles the Second, by his Letters Patents in 1670, incorporated the said Company; and granted to them the sole Trade to the said Bay, with its Countries, Coasts and Confines; and that the same should be reckoned as one of his Majesty's Plantations; which the Company have since kept, and settled a Trade there; but at vast Charge and Expence, besides the frequent and great Losses received from the French, to the Amount of One hundred and Fifty thousand Pounds; And, though such Abuses were by them used in time of Peace; yet the Petitioners could have no Redress in the late Reign: That the Petitioners have been also disturbed in their Trade by divers Persons of this Nation, undertaking interloping Voyages: That such their Trade is not to be supported but by a Joint Stock: And praying Leave to bring in a Bill for confirming their Privileges, for the better securing the said Trade.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, accordingly.
A Bill to vest the Estate of Cadwallader Wynne, Esquire, in Trustees, to pay his Debts, was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
A Bill for the establishing a Charity given by John Snell, Esquire, for Maintenance of several Scholars at the University of Oxford, was presented to the House; and received.
A Bill to enable Sir Robert Fenwicke to sell Lands, for Payment of his Debts, was presented to the House; and received.
Reversing Judgment against Arnold.
A Bill to reverse a Judgment obtained against John Arnold, Esquire, in the King's Bench, was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time Tomorrow Morning after Ten a Clock.
A Petition of Rich. Pierce, Esquire, was read; setting forth, That the Petitioner is, and for several Years hath been, Farmer and Collector of the Duties of Package, Scavage, Baleage, and Potage, payable by Aliens for the Importation of the Wares and Merchandizes, or Exportation thereof, out of the Ports of the City of London, and the Liberties thereof: That the Naturalizing of Aliens by this honourable House (many of them Merchants and Traders) tends greatly to the Impairing and lessening the said Revenue; whereby the Petitioner will be deprived of his Right, and the City of so much of their Inheritance: And praying to be heard by his Counsel, before the Bill before the House, intended for such Naturalization, doth pass; and Relief in the Premises.
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee to whom the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the Naturalizing of David Legrand, and others, is referred.
Supply Bill; late Q. Mary's Estate.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to vest the Jointure and Estate of the late Queen Mary in their present Majesties.
Papists Protestant Heirs.
A Bill to prevent Papists from disinheriting their Protestant Heirs, was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
Ordered, That the Bill for discouraging the Importation of Thrown-silk be read To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Bill or Bills for settling the Revenue be presented to the House To-morrow Morning.
Supply Bill; Poll Tax.
The Poll Bill was read a Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.
Resolved, That the House do now resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the said Bill.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer reported from the Committee of the whole House, That they had made some Progress in the said Bill; and that he was directed by the said Committee to move the House, That they may sit again To-morrow Morning, to proceed on the said Bill.
Resolved, That the House will, To-morrow Morning, at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the further Consideration of the said Bill; and nothing to intervene.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Thursday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of Ways to satisfy the Debts due to the Orphans of the City of London.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.