Mercurii, 23 die Octobris;Anno Regmo Regis et Reginæ Gulielmi et Mariæ
Primo, Anno Domini 1689.
Message to attend the King.
A MESSAGE from his Majesty, by Sir Thomas
Duppa, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod;
The King commands this honourable House to attend
His Majesty, in the House of Peers, immediately.
Accordingly Mr. Speaker and the House went to attend his Majesty:
And being returned,
The King's Speech.
Mr. Speaker reports, That he having, with the House,
been to attend his Majesty; his Majesty was pleased to
speak to this Effect; viz.
That, He having spoken so lately to them, He need
not say any thing now; Matters not having been altered
from what was then: And therefore referred to what He
said last to both Houses, when he was at the House of
Lords; and desired, That speedy Resolutions might be
Then his Majesty's Speech, the Nineteenth Instant, to
both Houses, was read by Mr. Speaker, in the Chair.
Expences at Elections.
A Bill to prevent Abuses, occasioned by excessive Expences at Elections of Members to serve in Parliament,
was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read the Second time.
Ordered, That the Grand Committee for Religion do
sit every Tuesday in the Afternoon, in the House.
Ordered, That the Grand Committee for Grievances do
sit every Thursday in the Afternoon, in the House.
Ordered, That the Grand Committee for Courts of
Justice do sit every Saturday in the Afternoon, in the
Ordered, That the Grand Committee for Trade do sit
every Monday in the Afternoon, in the House.
Committee of Privileges.
Resolved, That a Committee of Elections and Privileges be appointed of the Persons following; viz. Mr.
Grey, Lord Cornbury, Colonel Austen, Sir Walter Young,
Colonel Tipping, Sir Robert Clayton, Mr. Gerrard, Sir
Wm. Ellis, Lord Fairfax, Mr. Paul Foley, Mr. Gwyn,
Sir Fran. Russell, Sir Fran. Drake, Sir John Barker,
Lord Brandon, Major Wildman, Sir Wm. Honywood,
Lord Marquis Winchester, Mr. Newport, Lord Wm. Pawlet, Mr. Coningsby, Lord Ranelagh, Sir Jos. Tredenham,
Sir Rich. Hart, Mr. Howe, Mr. Windham, Mr. Cheyne,
Sir Rich. Temple, Mr. Phil. Foley, Sir John Knight, Mr.
Babington, Mr. Manwareing, Sir Roger Twisden, Lord
Norris, Sir Hen. Ashurst, Sir Wm. Poultney, Mr. Done,
Mr. Solicitor General, Mr. Nicolas, Sir Tho. Mompesson, Colonel Mildmay, Sir Edw. Windham, Sir Edw.
Hussey, Mr. Fox, Sir Edw. Seymor, Mr. Hyde, Mr. Napper, Mr. Coryton, Mr. Hawles, Sir Ch. Cæsar, Major
Beake, Mr. Harley, Sir Wm. Williams, Mr. Williams,
Sir Math. Andrews, Mr. Papillion, Mr. Burrard, Sir Wm.
Yorke, Lord Falkland, Mr. Smith, Sir Wm. Ashurst, Sir Hen.
Capell, Mr. Herbert, Sir Edw. Harley, Sir Leveson Gowre,
Mr. Lewis, Mr. Tho. Foley: And all that come are to
have Voices: And they are to meet on Friday next, in
the Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the Speaker's
Chamber; and every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, at
the Time and Place before-mentioned; and to take into
Consideration all such Matters as shall or may come in
Question, touching Returns, Elections, and Privileges;
and to proceed upon Double Returns in the first place;
and to report their Proceedings, with their Opinions
therein, to the House, from time to time: And all Persons that will question Returns, are to do it in Fourteen
Days next; and so in Fourteen Days after every new
Return shall be brought in: And that all Members, upon
Double Returns, do forbear to sit, till the Point of the
Double Return is determined, unless they be returned in
the several Indentures: And that all Persons who are
so returned in the several Indentures, may sit: And the
said Committee is impowered to send for Witnesses, Persons, Papers, and Records, for their Information: And
all Members who are returned for Two or more Places,
are to make their Elections by This-day-three-weeks,
for which of the Places they will serve: Provided there
be no Question, upon the Return for either Place: And
if any thing shall come in Question, touching the Return,
Election, or Matter of Privilege, of any Member of
this Committee, he is to withdraw during the Time the
Matter is in Debate.
A Petition of Humfry Courtny, Esquire, was read;
setting forth, That the Petitioner is duly elected to serve
in Parliament for the Borough of Michell in Cornwall,
in the place of Charles Fanshaw, Esquire, by the Inhabitants of the Borough paying Scot and Lot, in whom the
Right of Election is; and that, by Contrivance between
Peter Champion, an Attorney, Steward of the Manor of
Michell, and one Francis Gully; a Return was made to
Wm. Bond, Esquire, Sheriff of Cornwall, by the said
Francis Gully, in his own Name, as Portreve, and in the
Name of all the Burgesses of that Borough, That they
had elected Wm. Coryton, Esquire, a Burgess for the same
Borough: Whereas the said Gully was not Portreve, but
barely nominal, to serve a Turn: Nor was the said Wm.
Coryton elected, but the Petitioner; Mr. Coryton not
having Four qualified Voices; whereof the Sheriff was
well satisfied, and signed the Petitioner's Indenture: But
Mr. Coryton's Return is made by the Under Sheriff, contrary to the High Sheriff's Order: And praying, That,
the undue Practices may be examined at the Bar of this
House; and that the undue Return may be discharged,
and the Petitioner admitted according to the Election
and Return of the Burgesses of the said Borough.
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Privileges and Elections;
to examine the Matter thereof; and report the same,
with their Opinions therein, to the House.
Printing the Votes.
Ordered, That the Votes of the House be printed.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do peruse the Votes of
the House, and order the Printing of them.
The King's Speech to be considered.
Resolved, That the House do, To-morrow Morning
at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of
the whole House, to take into Consideration his Majesty's
Call of the House.
Ordered, That the House be called over upon Tomorrow-sevennight.
And then the House adjourned until To-morrow
Morning, Nine of the Clock.