Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 14, 1685-1691. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Jovis, 23 die Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
M. de Halyfax Speaker pro Tempore.
Astley & al. Nat. Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the Naturalization of Anne Astley and others."
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable Robert Penwarn to sell Lands, to enable him to pay his Brothers and Sisters Portions, and also to pay Debts."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to these Lords following: videlicet,
Their Lordships, or any Three; to meet Tomorrow, at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings.
Arundell Ground, D. Norff. Bill.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for building into Tenements the remaining Part of Arundell Ground, as now enclosed."
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall pass for a Law?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Miles Cooke and Mr. Metwin:
To deliver the Bill for building into Tenements the remaining Part of Arundell Ground, as now enclosed; and to desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Examinations concerning the Death of the E. of Essex.
After reading several Papers and Depositions relating to the Death of the late Earl of Essex:
It is ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Business shall be suspended, until the Return of the Lord Steward, the Earl of Monmouth, and the Lord Delamer, who were of the Committee before whom they were made; and who are now in the Country, in His Majesty's Service: And it is further ORDERED, That the said Depositions and Papers shall be sealed up, and kept by the Clerk of the Parliaments in the mean Time.