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House of Commons Journal Volume 10
8 November 1689

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 10: 8 November 1689', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 10: 1688-1693 (1802), pp. 281-282. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=28925 Date accessed: 22 September 2014.


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Veneris, 8 die Novembris; 1° Gulielmi et Mariæ.

Prayers.

Privilege-Publication of Proceedings.

THE House being informed, that the Votes and Transactions of this House are falsely published in News Letters, and other written Papers, to the Prejudice of the House, and of several particular Members thereof;

Ordered, That no Person do presume to publish any of the Votes or Transactions of this House, without Leave from Mr. Speaker.

Ease of Sheriffs.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for Ease of the Charge of Sheriffs in their Accounts in the Exchequer, and in other Expences: And it is recommended to Mr. Harly to take care of it.

Wales Court of Marches.

A Petition of several of the Officers of the late Court of the Marches in Wales, held before the President and Council there, was read; setting forth, That there haveing been allowed out of the Revenue Two thousand Seven hundred and Ninety Pounds yearly, for the Support of the said Court, lately taken away by Act of Parliament; and that the Petitioners and others had many Offices and Places for Life, and longer Interest by Patent or otherwise, whereon depended their and their Families Subsistence: And praying, that the said Revenue may continue charged with the same Sum for the respective Interest of the Petitioners; and that Leave may be given to bring in a Bill for that Purpose.

Ordered, That the said Petition be laid aside.

War Expences.

Sir John Guise acquaints the House, That he was directed by the Committee, to whom it was appointed to inquire into the Expences of the War for the last Year, That the Committee may have Power to make Inquiry, What Stores were remaining on or before the Twentyfourth Day of December last; and what was due to Officers, and Seamen and Soldiers: as also to inspect into the particular Regiments, to know what Number of Men were . . every particular Regiment and Company.

Resolved, That the said Committee have Power to send to the Officers of the Navy, to know what Stores and Naval Provisions were remaining the Twenty-fourth of December last; and what was due to Officers, Seamen, and Soldiers, at that Time.

Militia.

Ordered, That the Lord Fitzharding be added to the Committee, to whom it is referred to prepare and bring in a Bill for the settling the Militia of this Kingdom.

Recovery of Tythes.

Ordered, That the Lord Fitzharding be added to the Committee, to whom the Bill for the more easy Recovery of small Tythes, and Repairs of Churches, is referred.

War Expences.

Resolved, That the said Committee, who were appointed to inquire into the Expences of the War, have likewise Power to send to the Commissary General, and Mustermasters and Agents of the several Regiments; to know what Number of Men were in every particular Regiment and Company; and at what Times they were mustered.

Woollen Manufactures.

A Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Bradford, and Parts adjacent, in the County of Yorke, was read; setting forth, That the Turkey Work is the staple Trade of the Town of Bradford, whereby the Poor have had their Livelihood: But, since Cane Chairs have been in Use, the Trade hath decayed, and is lost, which formerly consumed Eight hundred Packs of Wool; And now the said Poor, that used to be so employed, beg their Bread; and the Town, and others near it, without some Redress, will come to Ruin: And praying, that the House would take their Case into Consideration.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee appointed to consider of the best Way to improve the Silk and Woolen Manufactures of this Kingdom.

Ordered, That all the Members that serve for the County of Yorke be added to the said Committee.

Ways and Means.

Then the House resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the further Consideration of the Way of raising the Supply to be given to their Majesties.

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 come to Two several Resolves, which they had directed him to report to the House: The which he read in his Place; and afterwards, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same was read, and is as followeth; viz.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That all Officers, Civil and Ecclesiastical, who are now in Office, shall pay half a Year's Profits of their Salaries and Perquisites, towards the Supply to be given to their Majesties: and that the House be moved, That a Bill be brought in for the Purpose aforesaid.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That, towards the raising the Supply to be given to their Majesties, the pecuniary Penalties incurred by all Privy Counsellors, Lord Lieutenants, Deputy Lieutenants, Militia Officers, Justices of Peace of Counties and Cities, Mayors, Bailiffs of Corporations, Sheriffs, Recorders, Town Clerks, and also by other Persons who have accepted or exercised any Office or Place of Profit, either Military or Civil, other than such as are now Officers in their Majesties Armies and Fleet, contrary to any Act of the Twenty-fifth Year of King Charles the Second, intituled, An Act for preventing Dangers which may happen from Popish Recusants, be speedily levied and applied to that Purpose: And that the House be moved, That a Bill be brought in to that Effect.

The first of the said Resolves being read a Second time;

And the Question being put, That the House do agree with the Committee in the said Resolve;

It passed in the Negative.

The second Resolve being read a Second time;

Resolved, That the House do agree with the Committee, That towards the raising the Supply to be given to their Majesties, the pecuniary Penalties incurred by all Privy Counsellors, Lord Lieutenants, Deputy Lieutenants, Militia Officers, Justices of Peace of Counties and Cities, Mayors, Bailiffs of Corporations, Sheriffs, Recorders, Town Clerks, and also by other Persons who have accepted or exercised any Office or Place of Profit, either Military or Civil, other than such as are now Officers in their Majesties Armies or Fleet, contrary to an Act of the Twenty-fifth Year of King Charles the Second, intituled An Act for preventing Dangers which may happen from Popish Recusants, be speedily levied and applied to that Purpose: And that a Bill be brought in to that Effect.

Answer to Address.

Sir Edward Seymor acquaints the House, That he had, according to their Order, attended his Majesty with their Address for apprehending Colonel Ludlow, who stands attainted by Act of Parliament for the Murder of King Charles the First: And that his Majesty, without any Hesitation, was pleased to return this Answer;

That the Address was so reasonable, and the Desire so just, That he would order a Proclamation to be issued out immediately for that Purpose.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.