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 Lunæ, 29 Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
York Buildings Waterworks Company Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for incorporating the Proprietors of the Water-works in Yorke Buildings, and for the encouraging, carrying on, and settling, the said Water-works."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to these Lords following:
Their Lordships, or any Five 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.
Navigation and Corn Acts, for Suspension of, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for suspending (during the War with France) that Part of the Act of Navigation, and that Part of the Act for Exportation of Corn, which obliges English Ships to sail with English Seamen."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to the same Lords Committees as the Bill is to prevent false Musters at Sea; and they, 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.
Poor Prisoners for Debt, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for Relief of poor Prisoners for Debt."
Public Accompts for examining, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for appointing and enabling Commissioners to examine, take, and state, the Public Accompts of the Kingdom."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House.
Then, after long Debate, this Question was proposed, and read:
Lords to be added to the Commissioners for it.
"Whether Directions shall be given to the Committee, to name some Lords to be added to the Commissioners named in the Bill?"
Then this previous Question was put, "Whether this Question shall be now put?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Then the main Question was put.
And it it was Resolved in the Affirmative.
To be chose by Ballot.
ORDERED, That Four Lords only shall be named by the Committee, to be added to the Commissioners named in the Bill; and that it be done To-morrow, by Way of a Balloting Box.
Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the said Bill.
And, after some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.
And the Earl of Faulconberge reported, "That the Committee had made some Progress in the Bill; that the Committee desired the House might be put into a Committee again To-morrow, at One of the Clock, upon the same Bill; and that every Lord do bring in Four Names of Lords, in a Paper, to be Commissioners in the Bill; and that a Glass be provided to put the Papers in; and that the Glass shall be opened at One of the Clock To-morrow."
Lords to be summoned.
To all which the House agreed, and ordered the same accordingly; and that all the Lords in and about the Town be summoned to attend the House To-morrow, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Bill for attainting Persons in Rebellion.
ORDERED, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for attainting Persons in Rebellion in England and Ireland, and for applying their Estates towards the Charge of the present War," shall be read the Second Time To-morrow, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Rob'tus Atkins, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis, (videlicet,) 30um diem instantis Decembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.