Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 15, 1691-1696. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Sabbati, 26 Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Apothecaries, to exempt from Parish Offices, &c. Bill:
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for exempting Apothecaries from serving the Offices of Constable, Scavenger, and other Parish and Ward Offices, and from serving upon Juries."
Lord Mayor, &c. of London, to be heard against it.
Upon reading the Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the City of London, in Common Council assembled; shewing, "That they take Notice of a Bill now depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for exempting Apothecaries from serving the Offices of Constable, Scavenger, and other Parish and Ward Offices, and from serving upon Juries;" and praying to be heard, by Counsel, touching such Matters as they have to offer, on Behalf of the said City, against the said Bill:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners shall be heard, by their Counsel, against the said Bill, on Monday the Fourth Day of February next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; as also Counsel for the Bill.
The Earl of Manchester reported from the Committee, the Bill, intituled, "An Act to vest certain Lands and Tenements, late of John Estost, of Etton, in the County of Yorke, Esquire, in Trustees, to be sold, towards Payment of his Debts, and raising Portions for his Daughters," as sit to pass, without any Amendment.
ORDERED, That the said Bill shall be engrossed.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable William Wanley, an Infant under the Age of One and Twenty Years, to new build several Messuages or Tenements in Ax-Yard, KingStreet, Westminster, for the better securing the Payment of several Charges and Incumbrances thereon."
Address for Instructions, &c. for the Fleets last Summer.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That an humble Address shall be presented to His Majesty, from this House, by the Lords with White Staves, "That such Orders from the Council, or Secretaries of State, as relate to the Expedition of the Fleets the last Summer, may be laid before this House."
Trials for Treason, Bill:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the regulating of Trials, in Cases of High Treason and Misprision of Treason."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill, with the Amendments and Clauses, shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir Lacon William Childe:
To return the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence to the Amendments.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, (videlicet,) vicesimum octavum diem instantis Januarii, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.