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, 3 Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Bill for continuing Laws.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and making perpetual several Laws therein mentioned."
After some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.
And the Earl of Bridgewater reported, "That the Committee had gone through the said Bill, with some Amendments."
Which were read Twice, and agreed to.
Leister & al. Attainder to reverse, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for reversing the Attainder of Jacob Leister and others."
Upon reading the humble Petition of William Armstrong Bailiff; shewing, "That he is very sorry for his Offence committed against this House, in arresting Samuel Hutchinson; and praying to be discharged:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said William Armstrong shall be, and he is hereby, discharged, paying his Fees; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
To Sir Fleetwood Sheppard, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy and Deputies, and every of them.
Life Annuities for purchasing, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling such Persons as have Estates for Life in Annuities payable by several former Acts therein mentioned to purchase and obtain further or more certain Interests in such Annuities; and, in Default thereof, for admitting other Persons to purchase or obtain the same, for raising Monies for the carrying on the War against France."
ORDERED, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, presently.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the said Bill.
After some Time, the House was resumed.
And the Earl of Bridgewater reported, "That the Committee had gone through the said Bill, without any Amendment."
ORDERED, That the Bill be read the Third Time To-morrow Morning.
Public Accompts, for enabling Commissioners to take, &c. Bill.
ORDERED, That To-morrow the House shall be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for appointing and enabling Commissioners to examine, take, and state, the Public Accompts."
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, (videlicet,) quartum diem instantis (fn. 1) Aprilis, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.