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 Veneris, 17 Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
L. Coventry signs the Association.
This Day the Lord Coventry signed the Association.
Bill to continue the Acts for E couragement of Privateers, and prohibiting Trade with France.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Committee appointed to draw Reasons for the Lords insisting on some of their Amendments to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Acts for prohibiting all Trade and Commerce with France, and for the Encouragement of Privateers," shall be, and is hereby, revived; to meet To-morrow, at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon; and that Sir Charles Hedges and some of the Commissioners of the Customs do then attend the said Committee.
Acts, for continuing, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing several Acts of Parliament therein mentioned."
Wool, to prohibit the Exportation of, &c. 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 for the more effectual preventing the Exportation of Wool, and for encouraging the Importation thereof from Ireland,"To-morrow, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon; and that Mr. Randolph do then attend.
India Silks and Callicoes, Bill to prohibit the Wearing of.
After hearing Counsel this Day reply for the Petitioners, 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 Pcrsia and The East Indies:"
The Question was put, "Whether the Report shall be now made?"
It was Resolved in the Negative.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Keeper shall report to the House, what hath been offered by Counsel in relation to the aforesaid Bill, on Monday next, at Eleven of the Clock; and all the Lords summoned to attend.
Thanks to Bp. of Gloucester, for his Sermon.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Thanks of this House shall be, and are hereby, given to the Lord Bishop of Gloucester, for his Sermon preached Yesterday before this House, in the Abbey Church at Westm'r; and he is hereby desired to print and publish the same.
Honour of Tutbury, Needwood Forest, &c. for re-vesting in the King, Bill.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for re-vesting in His Majesty the Honour of Tutbury, Forest of Needwood, several Manors, Parks, Lands, and Offices, and other Profits thereunto belonging, and for vacating several Letters Patents therein mentioned."
After some Time, the House was resumed.
And the Earl of Stamford reported, "That the Committee had heard Counsel for Mr. Browne and His Majesty; and the Committee is satisfied Mr. Brown's Debt is well proved; and desire another Time may be appointed, for them to be put into a Committee again."
ORDERED, That the House shall be put into a Committee again, on this Bill, To-morrow Morning.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, (videlicet,) decimum octavum diem instantis Aprilis, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.