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, 8 Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Personal Estates in Wales, Bill.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for taking away the Custom of Wales, which hinders Persons from disposing their Personal Estates by their Wills."
After some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.
And the Earl of Huntingdon reported, "That the Committee had gone through the said Bill; and think it fit to pass, with the Addition of a Proviso."
Which, being read Twice, was agreed to.
Charitable Gifts, &c. to encourage, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of Charitable Gifts and Dispositions."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet To-morrow, at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
India Silks and Callicoes, Bill to prohibit the Wearing of.
After hearing Counsel this Day, upon several Petitions against the Bill, intituled, "An Act for restraining the Wearing of all Wrought Silks, Bengalls, and Dyed, Printed, or Stained Callicoes, imported into the Kingdom of England, of the Product and Manufacture of Persia and The East Indies."
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear Counsel, and Witnesses for the Bill, To-morrow at Eleven of the Clock.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Cooper and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Security of His Majesty's Royal Person and Government;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Security of the King's Person, Bill for.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Security of His Majesty's Royal Person and Government."
ORDERED, That the said Bill be read the Second Time To-morrow, at Eleven of the Clock, the First Business.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, (videlicet,) nonum diem instantis Aprilis, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.