House of Commons Journal Volume 10: 14 March 1689

Pages 47-48

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

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Jovis, 14 die Martii; 1° Willielmi et Mariæ.


Preventing export of Wool.

A BILL brought in by Mr. Sandford, for the better Prevention of the Exportation of Wool, was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Old Sarum Election.

The Cause touching the Election and Return of Burgesses to serve for the Borough of Old Sarum in the County of Wilts, came on to be heard at the Bar.

And Counsel on both Sides were heard thereupon.

And being withdrawn;

And the Question being put, That there hath been a due Election of Members to serve for the said Borough of Old Sarum in the County of Wilts;

It passed in the Negative.

Resolved, That the Right of electing, and returning Members to serve in Parliament for the Borough of Old Sarum in the County of Wilts, is in the Freeholders, being Burgage-holders, of the said Borough.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for the Election of Burgesses to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Old Sarum in the County of Wilts; the former Election being by this House resolved not to be duly made.


The House then, according to the Order of Yesterday, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to take into Consideration his Majesty's Speech.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Mr. Hamden took the Chair of the Committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Mr. Hamden reports from the Committee of the whole House, That they had made some further Progress in the Consideration of his Majesty's Speech, and particularly that Part thereof, which related to Holland; and that the Committee had directed him to acquaint the House, That there had been an Accompt, delivered in to the Committee, of the Charges laid out by the Dutch, in the Expedition for England: And he delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.

Resolved, That the Accompt be read.

The Accompt was read; and is as followeth;

Charges of the Dutch.

Accompt of the Charges laid out in the Expedition for England; F.
THE Charges of the Fleet, according to the same Accompt, which has been delivered to the States General, Ultimo Februarii, 1688-9, S.N. do amount to 2,288,464
The most Part of this Fleet having since been continued in Service; so that the 22th March 1688-9, N. S. Six Ships have been at Sea to carry back several Goods left at Excester, and to transport his Majesty's Baggage: Which, being taken for half a Month's Charges of the whole Fleet, does amount to 189,616
The Loss of Two Ships, the Bomell and Akerboom, with 42 Guns, and all that was in the first; some few Goods only being saved out of the Akerboom 59,500
Provisions, Oats, Hays, Casks, Saddles, making of Stables, and other Charges laid out at Amsterdam, and upon the Coast of the South Sea, where the Forces have been embarked till their Depart from the Texell 186,000
The Freight of the Merchant Ships that carried over the Forces, and all what belonged to it from the 10 Oct' 1688, S. N. till the 15th March, being hindered to return by reason of the great Frost, to the Places where, according to Agreement, they were to be discharged, amounts
For Amsterdam, every Mth. 157,000 For Rotterdam, every Month 84,000 And, in all, for 6 Months, and 1/6 Part 1,245,000
Some of these, accidentally cast away and damaged in the River of Excester, and also taken by the French, at nearest Guess (for, about this, an Agreement must be made with the Owners) will come to 60,000
Provisions bought, when the Fleet by Storm was drove back; and other Charges paid at Rotterdam, Dort, Willemstadt, Helvoet Sluys 175,000
For Pilots, besides those that served in the Thames, and lesser Charges of Pilots, taken for the whole Voyage, and the like 44,500
The Artillery, Ammunition, small Arms, that shall not be brought back; as also, for the Deterioration of it; and other Charges laid out by the States of Holland
Freight to the Fisher boats that landed the Forces from 10 Oct' till 10 Feb'; with the Loss of Six of them 47,880
Payment of the general Officers of Foot, Horse, Dragoons, Artillery 161,989 6 8
Charges of the Artillery, Hospital, and several others 85,612 19 8
Payment for French Protestant Officers, divided amongst the Regiments of Horse and Foot 77,346
Freight for a great Number of Boats taken up for the bringing of the Forces, first to the general Rendezvous, and afterwards aboard the great Ships 66,960
Quartering of Horse, Dragoon, and Foot Soldiers 89,624 2
For Carts and Waggons, that followed the Army 169,911
Horses bought, instead of those that were lost by the Storm 81,264
Several Charges to those which followed his Majesty, and to the Forces that came over; and also the Raising of the Regiments of the Right honourable the Lord Mordaunt, Sir Rob. Peyton, and Sir John Guise, and others 250,000
Payment to the Horse and Dragoons 391,430
Foot Soldiers 531,205 19 8
What has been paid to several Princes for the Charges of raising and sending their Forces, together with their ordinary Payment, amounts to 1,100,000
Summa Totalis F. 7,301,322 1 8

A Motion being made for a Supply to be given to his Majesty, to defray the Charges laid out by the Dutch in the Expedition for England.

Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That this House will, To-morrow Morning, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to take that Motion into Consideration, and nothing to intervene.

Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy.

A Bill for altering the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Sacheverell, Sir Christopher Musgrave, Sir John Lowther, Mr. Wogan, Sir Rich. Temple, Mr. Solicitor General, Mr. Paul Foley, Mr. Tho. Foley, Mr. Sommers, Sir Wm. Gregory, Sir Rob. Clayton, Sir Tho. Lee, Major Wildman, Mr. Dalben, Sir Patience Ward, Col. Birch, Mr. Hamden, Sir H. Capell, Major Manley, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Gwyn: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Four of the Clock, in the Inner Court of Wards: And it is to be an Instruction to the Committee, That they bring in a Clause for taking away the Oath in the Act touching the Militia.

Removing Papists.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for amoving of Papists, and reputed Papists, from the Cities of London and Westminster, and Ten Miles Distance from the same, was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Wm. Gregory, Mr. Dalben, Mr. Wogan, Sir Christopher Musgrave, Major Wildman, Mr. Done, Major Manley, Mr. Solicitor General, Sir John Holt, Mr. Paul Foley, Mr. Love, Sir Wm. Williams, Mr. Colt, Sir Rowland Gwyn, Mr. Tho. Foley, Sir Patience Ward, Mr. Finch, Mr. Philip Foley, Mr. Bockland, Mr. Gwyne, Mr. Attorney General, Sir John Knight, Mr. Eyres, Col. Birch, Lord Pawlet, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Blaket, Sir Rob. Clayton, Alderman Pilkington, and all the Members of this House who serve for the Cities of London and Westminster, and Borough of Southwarke: And they are to meet Tomorrow in the Afternoon, at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Cotton and Sir John Moreton have Leave to go into the Country.

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