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, 18 Novembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Address to the King.
The Lord Bishop of Salisbury reported from the Committee, the Addresses by them drawn to His Majesty, and also to Her Majesty.
Which were read, and agreed to, as followeth; (videlicet,)
"We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, do present Your Majesty our most humble Thanks, for the many Gracious Expressions in Your Majesty's Speech; and do heartily congratulate Your Majesty's Preservation and safe Return. It is also with great Satisfaction that we observe the remarkable Testimony Your Majesty hath given of the Courage and Bravery of Your own Subjects: And as they are very happy, who had the Honour to act any Thing worthy Your Majesty's approbation; so they and we must be ever sensible of this honourable Mention that Your Majesty hath made of their Valour, which cannot fail of being always more animated by Your own great Example. And whereas Your Majesty hath been pleased to desire our Advice; as we acknowledge it to be our Duty, so we shall ever be ready humbly to offer it to Your Majesty upon all important Occasions:"
Address to the Queen.
"We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, being full of the true Sense of the Safety and Happiness that the Nation has enjoyed in Your Majesty's Administration of the Government during the King's Absence, by which the Danger of an Invasion was prevented, and a glorious Victory obtained at Sea, do hold ourselves obliged to present our most humble Acknowledgements to Your Majesty for Your prudent Conduct, by which the Honour of the Nation has been so much raised, and its Security so well established."
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lords with White Staves do attend Their Majesties, to know what Time Their Majesties will appoint for this House to attend Them, with the Addresses of this House to Their Majesties.
E. Huntingdon & al.
The House being informed, "That the Lords Bail in the Court of King's Bench was discharged;" there was no Occasion for proceeding any further in the Debate of that Matter.
Cole versus L. Stawell & al.
Whereas there is an Appeal depending in this House, wherein John Cole Esquire is Appellant, from an Order made by the now Commissioners of the Great Seal, upon a Bill of Revivor of John Lord Stawell, John Topp Esquire, Christian his Wife, Margaret and Jane Gray by the Lord Stawell their next Friend, Complainants; the House being this Day moved, on the Behalf of the Lord Stawell and others Respondents, "That a short Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel on both Sides, at the Bar, on Friday the Five and Twentieth Day of this Instant November, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; and that the Service of the Appellant's Clerk in Chancery shall be good Service.
Sedgwick versus Hitchcock.
The Lord Marquis of Halifax reported from the Lords Committees for Petitions, "That their Lordships have (as ordered by the House) read and considered the Petition of Obadiab Sedgwick, and the Answer of George Hitchcock and others referred to their Lordships; and have also heard Counsel thereupon; and their Lordships are of Opinion, that it be referred back to the Judges, to settle proper Issues between them."
Upon Consideration had thereof, and hearing Mr. Justice Powell, and reading and considering several Orders made in this Cause, the House disagreed with the Committee in this Report; and ordered as followeth:
"It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this Cause shall be tried, in the Court of King's Bench, by a Jury of Middl'x, upon the Issues delivered in by the Judges the Two and Twentieth of February last, and agreed to by the House; and that, pursuant to that Order, the said Cause be accordingly tried upon those Issues."
Butter and Cheese Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for preventing Abuses committed by the Searchers and Weighers of Butter and Cheese."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill shall be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Monday 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.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable William Wake Gentleman, and William Wake Doctor in Divinity, to make Leases for Lives or Years within the Manor of Shapwick, in the County of Dorsett."
Rob'tus Atkyns, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati, (videlicet,) 19um diem instantis Novembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.