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 Veneris, 26 die Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Dutchess of Richmond & al. against the Alnage Bill.
After hearing this Day, at the Bar, Their Majesties Counsel, as also Counsel for the Dutchess of Richmond & Lenox, against the Bill, intituled, "An Act for transferring the Duty and Custom of Alnage to the Custom-house;" as also Counsel for the said Bill:
Alnage Duty for transferring to the Customhouse, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for transferring the Duty and Custom of Alnage to the Customhouse."
And, after Debate thereupon,
This Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall be committed?"
It was Resolved in the Negative.
Then this Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall be rejected?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Colonel Leighton's Petition rejected.
Upon reading the Petition of Colonel Baldwin Leighton:
It is ORDERED, That the said Petition shall be, and is hereby, rejected.
Protections, to prevent Irregularities in:
This Day being appointed for taking into Consideration Ways and Means to prevent irregular Protections; and upon reading over the several Protections entered in the Book, and after Debate thereupon:
It is ORDERED, That the Debate thereupon shall be, and is hereby, adjourned to To-morrow, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
D. of Northumb. E. of Suffolk, E. of Lincoln, and L. Mowbray, to attend about them.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That his Grace the Duke of Northumb'l'd, the Earl of Suffolke, the Earl of Lincolne, and the Lord Morley, do attend this House To-morrow, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, to give an Account of their having given Protections contrary to the Rules and Orders of this House.
Alnage, Bill to regulate the Collection of.
Lords Committees appointed to draw a Bill upon the Debate this Day, for regulating the Collecting the Duty and Custom of Alnage, and to report to the House.
Their Lordships, or any Three of them; to meet To-morrow, at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Rob'tus Atkins, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati, (videlicet,) 27um diem instantis Decembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.