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, 13 Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Judges to draw a Bill for naturalizing Seamen.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Judges do draw a Bill for naturalizing such Seamen, being Protestants, as shall come into this Kingdom with their Families, and produce a Certificate of their having served at Sea, for the Space of Years; and present the same to the House.
Crosfield heard, and Witnesses examined.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee (pursuant to the Order of the Ninth Instant), to examine the Grievances complained of in, or annexed to, Mr. Crosfield's Petition.
And, after hearing several Witnesses, the House was resumed.
And the Lord Bishop of Salisbury reported, "That the Committee had made some Progress in hearing of Witnesses; and desired another Day might be appointed, for them to proceed therein."
ORDERED, That the House shall be put into a Committee, to proceed in the Examination of this Matter, Tomorrow, at Eleven of the Clock.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, (videlicet,) 14um diem instantis Martii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.