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, 2 die Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Poor Prisoners for Debt, Bill.
The Lord Cornwallis reported from the Committee, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Relief of poor Prisoners for Debt or Damages," with some Amendments.
Which were read Twice, and agreed to.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for Relief of poor Prisoners for Debt or Damages."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass into 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 Samuell Astry and Mr. Meredith:
To return the Bill, and to desire their Concurrence to the Amendments.
Message from thence, with the Bill of Indemnity for Persons who acted in Their Majesties Service.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Wm. Pawlet and others:
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing vexatious Suits against such as have acted in Their Majesties Service, in Defence of the Kingdom," with some Amendments; to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
The Amendments were read Thrice, and agreed to.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by (fn. 1)
To let them know, that the Lords have agreed to the Amendments.
Message from thence, to return the Bill for Relief of poor Prisoners for Debt; and to remind the Lords of the Corn Spirits Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Granvill and others:
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Relief of poor Prisoners for Debt and Damages;" and to let their Lordships know, that they have agreed to the Amendments.
Likewise he was commanded to mind their Lordships of a Bill, some Time since sent up to them, intituled, "An Act for the encouraging the distilling of Brandy and Spirits from Corn, and for laying several Duties on Low Wines or Spirits of the First Extraction."
Navigation and Corn Acts, for Suspension of, Bill.
After hearing the Commissioners of the Navy at the Bar:
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee, upon the Bill, intituled, "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."
And, after some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.
And the Earl of Pembrooke reported, "That the Committee had gone through the Bill, and had made several Amendments therein."
Which were Once read.
Then the Two First Amendments were read, and agreed to; and the Amendment 1 Pr. 29 L. for ["so many"] read ["One Half of"].
And, after Debate,
The Question was put, "Whether to agree with the Committee in this Amendment, for having Half Foreign Seamen?"
It was Resolved in the Negative.
ORDERED, That Three Fourth Parts shall be Foreigners, and One Fourth Part English Seamen.
Then the other Amendments and Provisos were read, and agreed to; and the Provisos ordered to be engrossed.
Whereas the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent false Musters at Sea, and false Payment of Seamen," was committed to a Select Committee, which is fallen:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Bill be, and is hereby, committed to a Committee of the whole House; To-morrow, at Nine 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 Sabbati, (videlicet,) 3um diem instantis Januarii, hora nona Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.