House of Commons Journal Volume 11
7 November 1693

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 7 November 1693', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 1-2. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=38893 Date accessed: 27 August 2014.


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JOURNALS OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS.

Martis, 7 die Novembris;

5° Gulielmi et Mariæ, Annoque Domini 1693.

Prayers.

Message to attend the King.

A MESSAGE from his Majesty by Sir Thomas Duppa, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod;

Mr. Speaker,

The King commands this Honourable House to attend his Majesty, in the House of Peers, immediately.

Accordingly, Mr. Speaker, with the House, went up to the House of Peers, to attend his Majesty.

And being returned,

The King's Speech reported.

Mr. Speaker reports, That his Majesty had been pleased to make a gracious Speech to both Houses of Parliament; and, to prevent his Mistake in reporting thereof, he had desired and obtained a Copy; which he read to the House; and is as follows; viz.

My Lords and Gentlemen,

I AM always glad to meet you here; and I could heartily with that our Satisfaction were not lessened at present, by reflecting upon the Disadvantages we have received this Year at Land, and the Miscarriages in our Affairs at Sea. I think it is evident, that the former was only occasioned by the great Number of our Enemies, which exceeded ours in all Places: For what relates to the latter (which has brought so great a Disgrace upon the Nation) I have resented it extremely; and as I will take care, that those who have not done their Duty shall be punished, so I am resolved to use my utmost Endeavours, that our Power at Sea may be rightly managed for the future: And it may well deserve your Consideration, whether we are not defective both in the Number of our Shipping, and in proper Ports to the Westward, for the better annoying our Enemies, and protecting our Trade, which is so effential to the Welfare of this Kingdom.

My Lords and Gentlemen,

I am very sensible of the good Affection wherewith you have always assisted me to support the Charges of this War, which have been very great; and yet I am persuaded, that the Experience of this Summer is sufficient to convince us all, that, to arrive at a good End of it, there will be a Necessity of increasing our Forces, both by Sea and Land, the next Year. Our Allies have resolved to add to theirs; and I will not doubt but you will have such regard to the present Exigency, as that you will give me a suitable Supply, to enable me to do the like: I must therefore earnestly recommend it to you, Gentlemen of the House of Commons, to take such timely Resolution, as that your Supplies may be effectual, and our Preparation so forward, as will be necessary both for the Security and the Honour of the Nation.

Butchers not to sell live Cattle.

A Bill for the better preventing Butchers selling live Cattle, was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Grand Committees.

Ordered, That the Grand Committee for Religion do sit every. Tuesday in the Afternoon, in the House.

Ordered, That the Grand Committee of Grievances do sit every Thursday in the Afternoon, in the House.

Ordered, That the Grand Committee for Trade do sit every Saturday in the Afternoon, in the House.

Ordered, That the Grand Committee for Courts of Justice do sit every Friday in the Afternoon, in the House.

Committee of Privileges.

Ordered, That a Committee of Elections and Privileges be appointed of the Persons following; viz. Mr. Clarke, Mr. Gray, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Sir John Lowther, Sir Richard Hart, Lord Cornbury, Mr. Gwyn, Colonel Titus, Mr. White, Mr. Shackerley, Sir Robert Davers, Sir Jonn. Jennings, Sir John St. Aubin, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Richard How, Sir Wm. Pritchard, Mr. Etterick, Sir Fran. Blake, Mr. Chadwick, Sir John Dorrell, Mr. Boyle, Sir John Banks, Mr. John How, Mr. Lloyd, Mr. Boscowen, Sir Edward Harley, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Lutterell, Sir John Key, Mr.Thornhaugh, Sir John Thompson, Mr. Freeman, Mr. Dolben, Mr. Harcourt, Sir John Fleet, Sir Tho. Haslerigg, Lord Falkland, Sir Richard Temple, Mr. Vincent, Sir Hen. Johnson, Sir Richard Onslow, Mr. St. John, Mr. Culliford, Mr. Boyle, Mr. Mountague, Sir Fr. Vincent, Mr. Wilmot, Lord Marquis Winton, Sir Carb. Price, Lord Pawlet, Sir Roger Puleston, Sir Isaac Rebow, Mr. Colston, Lord Digby, Mr. Morrice, Mr. Bennet, Lord Colchester, Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Hedger, Mr. Maine, Mr. Colt, Sir Robert Cotton, Sir Fran. Winington, Mr. Neale, Sir William Ellis, Mr. Norryes, Sir Matth. Andrews, Mr. Franklyn, Sir William York, Mr. Tho. Foley, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Fenwick, Mr. Mansell, Mr. Smith, Mr. Anchitell Gray, Colonel Lee, Sir Walter Young, Mr. Biddulph, Mr. Paul Foley, Mr. Palmes, Mr. Papillion, Mr. Slater, Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Banks, Mr. How, Sir Wm. Whitlock, Sir Fr. Massam, Mr. Harley, Mr. Pollexsen, Mr. Travers, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Foster, Sir Jo. Manwaring, Mr. Fawks, Mr.Waller, Mr. Onslow, Sir Wm. Honywood, Mr. Herbert, Sir John Trenchard, Sir Hen. Ashurst, Sir Sam. Bernadiston, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Russell, Mr. Price, Colonel Granville, Sir Jos. Herne, Major Perrey, Sir Jon. Raymond, Sir Rob. Clayton: And they are to meet on Monday next, at Three of the Clock, in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber; and to sit every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, in the Afternoon, in the Place before mentioned: And all that come are to have Voices: And they are 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 Opinion 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 within Fourteen Days after any new Return shall be brought in: And the Committee is to have Power to send for 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 that Place: And if any thing shall come in question, touching the Return, Election, or Matter of Privilege, of any Member, he is to withdraw during the time the Matter is in Debate.

Windsor Writ.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ for the electing a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of New Windfor in the County of Berks, in the room of William Adderley Esquire, deceased.

Stockbridge Writ.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown to make out a new Writ for the electing a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Stockbridge, in the room of Richard Whitehead Esquire, deceased.

Bodmyn Writ.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ for the electing a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Bodmyn in the County of Cornwall, in the room of Sir John Cutler Knight and Baronet, deceased.

Clitheroe Writ.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ for the electing a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Clitheroe in the County of Lancaster, in the room of Anthony Parker Esquire, deceased.

Bath Writ.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ for the electing a Citizen to serve in this present Parliament for the City of Bath, in the room of Sir William Basset Knight, deceased.

Malden Writ.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ for the electing a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Malden in the County of Essex, in the room of Sir Thomas Darcy Baronet, deceased.

Scarborough Writ.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ for the electing a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Scarborough in the County of York, in the room of Francis Thompson Esquire, deceased.

Cardigan Writ.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ for the electing a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Cardigan in the County of Cardigan, in the room of Hector Phillipps Esquire, deceased.

Stafford Writ.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ for the electing a Knight of the Shire to serve in this present Parliament for the County of Stafford, in the room of Walter Chetwind Esquire, deceased.

Worcester Writ.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ for the electing a Citizen to serve in this present Parliament for the City of Worcester, in the room of Sir John Summers Knight, now Lord-Keeper of the Great Seal of England.

The King's Speech to be considered.

Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That this House will, upon Monday Morning next, at Ten a Clock, take into Consideration his Majesty's gracious Speech to both Houses of Parliament.

Printing the Votes.

Ordered, That the Votes of this House be printed, being first perused by Mr. Speaker; and that no Person do presume to print the same, but such as shall be appointed by Mr. Speaker.

And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning next, Ten a Clock.