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 Mercurii, 27 Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
The Lord Cornwallis reported from the Committee, the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Trustees of William Gage to raise Money, by a Mortgage of Part of his Estate, for the Preservation of the Timber growing thereon," as fit to pass, with some Amendments.
Which were read Twice, and agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with the said Amendments.
Marq. of Tavistock's Bill.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for settling divers Manors and Lands upon the Marriage of the Marquis of Tavistock, Grandson of William Duke of Bedford."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir John Francklyn:
To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Salt water to make fresh, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making Salt Water fresh."
ORDERED, That the said Bill be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Wednesday next, at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Terry versus Duvall.
Upon reading the Petition of William Terry, of London, Merchant; praying, "That John Duvall Esquire may forthwith enter into a Recognizance, with sufficient Sureties, to answer such Costs as this House shall give, in case they shall affirm the Decree from which he hath appealed; or that his said Appeal may be dismissed:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said John Duvall shall, on or before Saturday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, give sufficient Security, by Recognizance of One Hundred Pounds, to answer Costs, in case the Decree from which he hath appealed shall be affirmed; and, in Default thereof, the said Appeal to be dismissed this House.
Answers from the Commissioners of Admiralty.
The Commissioners of the Admiralty, at the Bar, delivered their Answers to the additional Questions, sent to them the Three and Twentieth Instant.
And, upon Debate concerning the sending the Fleet into The Mediterranean, the House came to the following Resolution; (videlicet,)
"That it is the Opinion of this House, That the sending the Fleet to The Mediterranean, and the continuing it there this Winter, has been to the Honour and Interest of His Majesty and His Kingdoms?"
State of the Fleet.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That To-morrow, at Eleven of the Clock, this House shall take into further Consideration the Condition of the Fleet.
Clipping and counterfeiting the Coin, to event, Bill.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House shall be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent the counterfeiting and clipping the Coin of this Kingdom," on Saturday next, at Eleven of the Clock.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, (videlicet,) vicesimum octavum diem instantis Februarii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.