Sabbati, 3 die Augusti; 1° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Privilege-Petition from a Person in Custody.
A PETITION of Christopher Smelt, in Custody
of the Serjeant at Arms, was presented to the
House: But Sir Peter Rich (at whose Prosecution he
was committed) being not in the House, the reading
thereof was respited.
Claims on the Revenue.
A Petition of Charles Curtius, and others, his Brothers and Sisters, Sons and Daughters of Sir Wm. Curtius, Baronet, deceased, was read; setting forth, That the
said Sir Wm. Curtius spent the greatest Part of his Time
and Fortune in the Service of the English Crown, during
the Reign of the Kings Charles the First, and Second, as
their Resident to the several Princes of the Empire; and
his late Majesty Charles the Second became so sensible
of his Services, that he ordered him to bring in his Accompts of what . . . due to him for his Salary, and of
what he lent and expended in that Service: Which his
said Majesty stated and allowed at Fourteen thousand
Two hundred and Fifty-five Pounds; as appears by the
Accompts signed by his said Majesty who was also
pleased to grant him a Privy Seal for Two thousand
Pounds, whereof only Five hundred Pounds was paid:
That the Petitioners said Father being dead in the Employment, and the said Debt remaining unpaid, Adolphus
One of the Petitioners, applied himself, on his own, and
Brothers and Sisters Behalfs, to the late King James, for
Satisfaction of the said Debt: Who, taking Cognizance
thereof, referred the same to the Lords of the Treasury:
But, before any other Determination therein, the late Revolution happened, and nothing more was done therein:
And, that their Father having much impoverished his Family in such his Services; and the Honour of the Nation
being concerned, that Justice be done to his Children:
especially at this time, when the small Remainder of their
Fortunes are ravished from them, by the barbarous Invasion of the Palatinate (the Petitioners native Country) by
the French; and imploring the Compassion and Justice of
this House to recommend them to his Majesty's Royal
Consideration, that some Satisfaction may be made to
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the
Consideration of the Committee of the whole House, to
whom the Bill for settling the Revenue, is referred.
Prohibiting Trade with France.
A Petition of Sir Bazill Firebrass was read; setting
forth, That he having Wines in his Factor's Custody at
Bourdeaux, bought before his Majesty forbid all Ships
going out to France, or any Vote to this House to the
contrary; the Petitioner, in February last, ordered his
Factor to send the same to some Port in Spaine, or other
Place, for the better Security of the Goods: Whereupon
the Petitioner's Factor sent Sixty-four Tons one Hogshead
of Claret Wine to Bilboa in Spaine, the Beginning of
last April; which still lie there for want of Shipping, by
reason of his Majesty's Embargo: And being informed,
that a Bill is passing for prohibiting all French Commodities; and praying to have Leave for the bringing in a
Clause to be added to the said Bill, that the Petitioner
may send the said Wine to some of their Majesties Plantations in America;
Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table,
till the Bill for prohibiting French Goods, is reported.
Sir Robert Clayton reports from the Committee, to
whom the Bill for prohibiting French Goods, was referred, That they had agreed upon several Amendments
to be made to the Bill: Which he read in his Place, with
the Coherence; and afterwards delivered the same in at
the Clerk's Table: Where they were once read throughout; and afterwards several of them a Second time, one
by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
Then Clause *, for setting a Price upon French
Wines, was read a Second time.
And an Amendment being proposed, of inserting these
Words, "and from and after the Tenth Day of August
1690, the Sum of Six-pence the Quart, and no more;"
the same was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed
unto by the House.
Resolved, That the Clause, so amended, be made Part
of the Bill.
Then Clause *, for all Wine to be sold by sealed
Pewter Measures, was read a Second time:
Resolved, That the said Clause be made Part of the
Ordered, That the said Bill, so amended, and with the
said Clauses, be ingrossed.
Land Tax Commissioners.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to
appoint Commissioners who have personal Estates, for
Execution of the Act for granting of an Aid to their
Majesties of Twelve-pence in the Pound for One Year,
for the necessary Defence of their Realms.
Securing Government against Papists.
Ordered, That a Bill be brought in for securing the
Government against Papists, and other disaffected Persons: And it is recommended to Mr. Paul Foley and
Mr. Hawles to take care thereof.
Attainder of certain Persons.
Mr. Serjeant Trenchard acquaints the House, That
the Names of those who gave Evidence at the Bar of the
House, touching the Persons who are named in the Bill
of Attainder, being in Ireland, were Bazil Purefoy, and
William Dalton; and those at the Committee, to whom
the Bill was referred, were Wm. Watts and Matth. Gun.
Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant Trenchard do go to the
Lords, and desire a Conference upon the Subject Matter
of the last Conference, touching the Bill of Attainder.
Supply Bill; Settling the Revenue.
A Question being proposed, That the House do, on
Monday Morning next, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself
into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in
the further Consideration of the Bill for settling the
The previous Question was put, That that Question
be now put:
And it was resolved in the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put;
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
State of the Nation.
Then the House, according to their Order of Yesterday, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole
House to consider of the State of the Nation, in order
to represent it to his Majesty.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Gray took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Grey reports from the Committee of the whole
House, That they had made some Progress in considering the State of the Nation: And that the Committee
had directed him to move the House, That they might
sit again on Tuesday next.
Resolved, That the House do, upon Tuesday Morning
next, at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the further
Consideration of the State of the Nation, in order to
represent it to his Majesty.
And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning,
Nine of the Clock.