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House of Commons Journal Volume 10
26 November 1689

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 10: 26 November 1689', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 10: 1688-1693 (1802), pp. 294-295. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=28940 Date accessed: 20 October 2014.


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Martis 26 die Novembris 1° Gulielmi et Mariæ

Prayers.

Bletchingly Writ.

ORDERED, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to issue out a new Writ for the electing of a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Bletchingly in the County of Surrey, in the room of John Glyde, Esquire, deceased.

Privilege- Petition from a Person in Custody

A Petition of Richard Huse, Samuell Hall, and Thomas Gatehouse, Inhabitants of the Borough of Stockbridge, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, was presented to the House.

Resolved, That the Petition be now read.

The Petition was read: But, the Petitioners not acknowledging the Offence for which they were committed:

The Petition was withdrawn.

London Orphans.

Resolved, That the House do, upon Tuesday next, at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of Ways how to satisfy the Debt due to the Orphans of the City of London.

Marshalsea Court.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to regulate the Court of the Marshalsea.

Legrand, &c. sworn.

David Legrand and John Stahelin took the Oaths, in order to their Naturalization.

Prevarieation of a Witness.

Major Wildman acquaints the House, from the Committee appointed to examine Witnesses, and prepare a Charge against Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton, That Mr. Hugh Jones, of Clifford's Inn, being summoned as a Witness to attend the said Committee; he at first denied he knew any thing relating to the Matter he was examined upon: But. being contronted, did then very much trifle with the said Committee; and prevaricated in delivering his Evidence to them; in Breach, and Contempt, of the Privaege and Authority of this House.

Ordered, That the said Hugh Jones be committed to the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for his said Breach of Privilege and Contempt.

Lord Jeffryes' Forfeiture.

A Bill for forfeiting the Honour and Estate of the late Lord Jeffryes, late Lord Chancellor of England, was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time Tomorrow-sevennight.

Attainder of Persons in Rebellion.

Colonel Birch reports from the Committee appointed to receive Proposals for raising Money upon the Security of the forfeited Lands in Ireland, That one Captain Thornhill had, on Behalf of himself and others, offered, That, in case a Bill of Attainder be passed, as in 17° Car. Imi, they will advance the Sum of Thirty thousand Pounds towards Reducing of Ireland: And that thereupon the Committee had come to several Resolutions: 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:

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the House be moved, That a Bill of Attainder do speedily pass, for such Security, against all such Persons as are actually now in Rebellion in Ireland.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That, before any Proposals can be conveniently made, or accepted, for raising Money upon Lands forfeited in Ireland, that a Bill of Attainder be passed, for attainting all Persons whatsoever of High Treason, who were in Arms against their Majesties King William and Queen Mary, the Fourteenth of February 1688, or have been in Arms at any time since, or shall hereafter be in Arms, against their said Majesties; together with all that have been, or shall be aiding, assisting, or abetting unto the said Persons or any of them.

The said Resolutions being severally read a Second time;

Ordered, That a Bill be brought in to attaint, of High Treason, all Persons who were in Arms against their Majesties King William and Queen Mary the Fourteenth Day of February 1688, or have been in Arms at any time since, or shall hereafter be in Arms, against their Majesties; together with all that have been, or shall be aiding, assisting, or abetting unto the said Persons, or any of them.

And it is referred unto Mr. Hawles, Sir Wm. Poultney, Mr. Serjeant Trenchard, Mr. Christy, Mr. Ettericke, Mr. Brewer, Mr. Attorney General, Mr. Ettericke, Mr. Solicitor General, Mr. Ellwell, or any Three of them, to prepare the Bill.

Irish Affairs.

The House being informed, that Mr. Waller, that lately came from Ireland, attended at the Door;

He was called in to the Bar: Where he gave the House an Account of the State of the Army in Ireland, and the Condition of Affairs there.

And then withdrew.

Privilege- Petition from a Person in Custody.

Mr. Howe attending in his Place, according to the Order of Yesterday, the Petition of Wm. Morgan, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, was again read.

And Mr. Howe not opposing his having his Liberty, till the Matter of the said Petition be examined;

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House.

Ordered, That the said Wm. Morgan have his Liberty, until the Matter of the said Petition be examined by the said Committee: And that he do, from time to time, attend the Committee for that Purpose, when required.

Papers to be returned.

Ordered, That all the Books and Papers, delivered by Sir John Stonehouse to the Committee of Privileges the last Sessions of this Parliament, touching the late Election for Abbington, be re-delivered back again to the said Sir John Stonehouse, or his Agents.

State of the Nation.

Then the House resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed further in the Consideration of the State of the Nation: And

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Mr. Grey took the Chair of the Committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Mr. Grey reports from the Committee of the whole House, That, having proceeded further in the Consideration of the State of the Nation, had come to several Resolutions: 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.

Address against Shales.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the House be moved, That an humble Address be presented to his Majesty, That Mr. John Shales, Commissary General of the Provisions, be forthwith taken into Custody; and all his Accompts, Papers, and Stores, secured: And that a fit Person or Persons be put into his Place: And that his Majesty will be pleased to impower Duke Schombergh to do the same.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That an humble Address be presented to his Majesty, That his Majesty will please to let this House know, Who recommended Commissary Shales to his Majesty, and advised his being employed.

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

Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That an humble Address be presented to his Majesty, That Mr. John Shales, Commissary General of the Provisions, be forthwith taken into Custody; and all his Accompts, Papers, and Stores, secured: And that a fit Person or Persons be put into his Place: And that his Majesty will be pleased to impower Duke Schomberg to do the same.

Ordered, That Major Wildman do go and present the said Address to his Majesty immediately.

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

And a Debate arising in the House thereupon;

The Question was put, That the Debate be adjourned.

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Colonel Tipping, 89.
Mr. Cognisby,
Tellers for the Noes, Sir Hen. Goodrick, 80.
Mr. Smith,

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Resolved, That the Debate be adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Ten a Clock.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.