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A. C. He would please to dissolve the East-India Company up1692. on three Years Warning to the said Company, according

to the Power refcru'd in their Charter. To this the King, with his usual Prudence and Reserve, made Antwer, Thar He would always do cl the Good in his Power for this Kingdom, and that He would consider of their Address.

() The Supply which was mov'd for on the of the Sup. 15th of November, was unanimously granted on the ply.

22d of the fame Month; and after Confideration 2

Dec 2.of the state of War for the Year 1693. it was (9) The Sum Resolv'd, That the Sum of 1926516 Pounds be of

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vy, (including the Charge of the Ordinance, and for the Na.

the finishing their Majesties Naval Yard at Hamose uy. And Dec. near Plymouth, and the building four Bomb Vessels,

and eight new Ships of the fourth Rate ) Ando 20905631. the Sum of Two Millions and Ninety Thousand for the

Five Hundred Sixty Three Pounds for the Land Land Forces Forces, including the extraordinary Charge of the

the Office of Ordinance, in relation to the Land Service, and the charge of the Transports, Hospi

tals, Contingencies, and other extraordinary Chars And Dec.ges of the War. Besides which it was (s) Relolv'd,

That for the making good the Sum of 1341700 Pounds, Sum of intended to be rais'd by the A&t for a Quarterly Poll, 750000 !. the Sum of 750000 Pounds be granted to their Mathe defeat of the Poll

To levy these vast Sums it was (t) resolv’d, First, Bill.

That there be a Pound Rate of four Shillings in the

Pound for one year, charg'd upon all Lands, according * Dec. 15. to their Yearly vclue, as (u) also upon all Personal E

ftates, and upon all Offices and Employments of Profit other then Military Offices in the Army and Navy. Sea condly, that there be a Find of 70000 Pounds pei Annum, set a part out of the Hereditary Excise till the 17th of May 1697. And afterwards by an Additional Excise upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors, for the Payment of the Interest of a Million of Money to be rais’d by Persons voluntarily paying in thet Sum, the Principal paid in to be funk, and the Persons paying in the same to receive during their Lives, their respective Proportions of the said 90000 Pounde decording to the

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Sums paid by them with the Advantage of Survivorskip till A. C. all the Lives be determin’d. And 3dly, (w) That certain

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That part of the King's Speech, whereby His « Feb. 3. Majesty Teem'd to desire the Advice of the Com: 1693. mons, took up a great deal of time. After several Aavice of Debates a Committee was (y) appointed to consider the Combom the Army abroad, in their Majeftits Pay, might be mons.o Supplied with Bread, Cliaths, and other Provisions of the King, the Growth of this Kingdim, to present the Exforras Dec. 13.

z Jan. 11. on of the Coin thereof. And as for the Navy, a Motion (7) being made, That His Majesty be humbly advised to conftitute Commission of the Admiralty of Juch Persons as were of known Experience in Maritime Affairs, it pass'd in the Negative : But however it was carried, that His Majesty should be advis d by that House, That for the future all Orders for the Management of the Fleet pould pass through the Hands of the Lords Commissioners for the Executing the Ofice of Lord High Admiral of England. Which Vote fecm'd to be occafion'd by the Difference between the Earl of Nottingham and Admiral Rulel.

The Consideration of the Petition, presented (a) Business oj by the Sheriffs, and several Aldermen of the City of theOrphans London, in favour of the Orphans of the said City, of the City being put off from time to time, William Goodwin, Lon

of Henry Goodwin, and others of the distressed Orphans a Nov.9.

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. presented also a Petition to the fame Effect; both Jan. 18.

b which being considered, the Commons at length 1699. (c) Order'd a Bill to be brought in for satisfying the Feb. 17.

c Debts due to the Said Orphans; but upon a Debate that arose at the second reading, the Bill was committed to a Committee of the whole House, where it remain'd unfinished.

d Bills rea (d) A Bill for the better Preservation of their Majesties jeffed. Persons, which by the unanimous consent of the Dec. 17. House of Commons, was order'd to be brought in Bill zouche on the ist of December, was nevertheless rejected at the second reading, the 14th of that Month : The and lonpa..

ing free fame Fate (e) attended the Bill to ascertain the Fecs of tial ProOfficers of Justice.

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A. C. Free and Impartial Proceedings in Parliament, which 1693. was receiv'd, read the firit time, and some time

after pass’d, (3) and sent up to the Lords for their 8 D.C.22. Concurrence. By this Bill feveral Persons in Em

ployments both Military and Civil, were incapacited to fit in the House of Commons, which caus'd it to be very much oppos d by the Lords that stood

up for the Court; though on the other hand, several Peers spoke vehemently for it, and among the rest the Earl of Musgrave; who upon this

occasion made h See the a most (h) memorable Speech. The Courtiers Appen- being too numerous, the other Party took an occadix. lion from an Objection they made, to wit, That this

Act might by its Consequence prolong this Parliament, which they allow'd would be a very great Grievance, to bring in and pass ancther Bill, for the frequent calling and meeting of Parliaments, which they (i) sent down

to the Commons for their concurring Agreement; B:ll for the but the King, having no mind to part with this Parfrequent meeting orliament, fo long as the War laited, refus d his Affent Parlia

to this Bill, although the Lords had (k) agreed to menis,

the Amendments made to it by the Commons. i Jan. 21.

On (1) the 20th of January the King went to the 1693. House of Lords, and gave the Royal Sanction to an Jan. 10. Act for granting to their Majesties four Shillings in the Aets past, Pound for one Year; to another for enabling the InhaJan. 20. bitants of the Province of York, to dispose of their

Personal Estates by their Wills, notwithstanding the
Custom of that Province, and to Eleven private Bills.
The fame Day, a complaint being made to the
House of a Printed Paniplilet, Entituled, King
William and Queen Mary Conquerors, as containing
Assertions of dangerous Consequence to their Ma-
jesties, to the Liberties of the Subject, and Peace of
the Kingdom; the Houfe upon Examination of the

matter, orderd, (m) the next Day, the said Pamm A Pam- phlet to be burnt by the Hand of the common phlet asser- Hangman ; and that His Majesty be desired to re

move Mr. Edmund Bobun, the Licenser, from his Majefties to be Com Employment, for having allow'd the fame to be 10

printed. It was at the fine time suggested, that Dr. qildrors cen/27*d, Burnet, Bishop of Sarum, was the Inventor of the Jan 21 Notion of their Majesties being Conquerors, which

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he had first of all broach'd in a Pastoral Letter, A. C. whereupon the House palled the fame Censure on 1693. that Letter, and order'd it publickly to be burnt by the common Executioner. Nor did this Afair

As also Dr. ftop in the House of Commons, for on the 24th of Burnet's January the Lords past a Resolution, That the Asser- Pastoral tion of King William and Queen Mary's being King Letter, and Queen by Conquest, was highly injurious to their Jan. 24. Majesties, and inconsistent with the Principles on which this Government is founded, and tending to the Subversion of the Rights of the People ; which Vore being communicated to the Commons, thet House unanimously concurr'd † with their Lordships, with the remarkable Addition of some Words, viz. injurious to their Mrjesties Rightful Title to the tJan 25. Crown of this Realm.

The next Day his Majesty return'd to the Par- Aas paft, liament, and confirın'd by his Royal Assent, an Jan. 26. Ait for granting to their Majesties certain Duties of Excise, for securing tbe Recompences and Advantages therein mention'd to such Perfons as fhould advance Ten Hundred Thousand Pounds ; and another Act for taking Special Bail in the Country upon Actions and Suits depending in the Courts of King's Bench, Common Pleas, and Exchequer at Wcītminster.

About this time several of the Officers of the Ar- Kidnas. my wanting Men to compleat their Companies, ping diso agreed with those that had Warrants to Press for the countenana Sea; who, under Pretence of Presting, kidnapp'd ced. Hundreds of His Majesties Subjects, whom they Shipt off for Holland and forc'd into Land-Service. Among the rest, a Servant belonging to one of the Members of the House of Commons happening to be spirited away, the House ordered Sir Ed. ward Seymour to represent this Grievance to the King, who, thereupon * return'd a gracious An. * Feb. 9. swer by the same Messenger, letring the House know : How much be resented that his Subjects should meet with such Usage, and that he would take all Care possible, for the future, to punish the Authors of it. And that in the first place, His Majesty bad called before him the Officers of the Army, and given them a ftrict Charge that they should receive no Men that were

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A. C. impresed; for as they themselves had no Power to 1693. press, they should not receive any Man that was pressed;

'And that in the next Place His Majesty gave Orders to the Admiralty to examine the Press-Masters, that bad committed thee Abujes; and that there should be Juch exemplary Punisoment i, flisted on them, that o

thers should be deterr'i from doing the like. Abusis in

The good Correspondence which had hitherto the Irish appear'a between the King and Parliament, went Affairs. near to be dimurb’d by the Informations given to the Feb. 24. Commons of the State of I land; upon which the

House resolv'd, * That it did appear that there Adaress re- had been great Aboses and Mismanagements ported by in the Affairs of that Kingdom. On the 19th of Mr.Whar. ton,

March, the Commons in a Body, presented an Address to His Majesty, wherein they particulariz'd those Abuses and Mismanagements, which consisted In exposing his Protestant Subjects to the Milery of Free Quarter, and the Licentiousness of the Sol• diers, to the great Oppression of ihe People there ; ' which they conceiv'd had been chiefly occafion'd

by the want of that Pay, which they did hope, they had fully provided for. 2. In Recruiting his

Majesty's Troops with l'ish Papists, and such Per• fons as were in open Rebellion against his Ma. • jesty, to the great endangering and discouraging

of his Majesty's good and loyal Protestant Subjects in that Kingdom. 3. la Granting • Protections to Irish Papists, whereby Protestants • were hindred from the legal Remedies, and the · Course of Law was stopr. 4. In Reversing Out• Lawries for High-Treason against several Rebels

in that Kingdom, (not within the Articles of Limerick) to the great Discontent of his Protestant • Subjects there. 5. In Letting the Forfeited E• states at under Rates, to the lessening of his Ma

jesty's Revenue. 6. In the great Imbezelments of “his Majesty's Stores in the Towns and Garrisons • of that Kingdom, left by the late King James, and ' in the greit Imbezelments which had been made • in the Forfeited Estates and Goods, which might

have been employ'd for the safety of, and better • Preservation of his Majesty's said Kingdom. And

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