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 Sabbati, 18 Februarii.
Declarations to Prisoners, for delivering, Bill.
Offices, against buying and selling, Bill.
Dutchy of Cornwall, to enable Their Majesties to make Grants, &c. of, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Their Majesties to make Grants, Leases, and Copies of Offices, Lands, and Hereditaments, Parcel of the Dutchy of Cornwall, or annexed to the same, and for Confirmation of Leases already made."
Decay of Trade in Cities, &c. to prevent, Bill.
Butter and Cheese Bill.
Message to H. C. with it.
Smith, King's Waterman, discharged from an Arrest.
Upon reading the Petition of Marke Smith, sworn and admitted One of His Majesty's Watermen in Ordinary, the Seventeenth Day of May, One Thousand Six Hundred Eighty-nine, where he always attended, and still continues the said Office, as by a Certificate of the Lord Chamberlain's appears, "That he was charged in Execution, in June last, within the Time of Privilege of Parliament, and now is a Prisoner in The King's Bench Prison, at the Suit of Sir Thomas Fowles and Sir Thomas Rawlinson, formerly Sheriffs of London, which was done by the Procurement of one Abraham New; and praying to be discharged:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Marke Smith shall be, and he is hereby, discharged from the Imprisonment he lies under in The King's Bench Prison; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
E. of Gainsborough versus Count. Dowager of Gainsborough.
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 Monday the Seven and Twentieth Day of this Instant February, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Maynstone versus Maynstone.
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 Wednesday the First Day of March next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Advice to His Majesty.
Address for the Commander in Chief of the English Forces to be a Subject born in the King's Dominions; for English Officers to command Consederate Ones of the same Rank; for 20,000 Soldiers to remain in England, under the Command of an English Subject; that no Foreigner may be of the Board of Ordnance; not so many Strangers employed in that Office; and against Abuses under Pretence of pressing for the Fleet.
"We, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, conceiving it to be our Duty to Your Majesty and the Kingdom, to offer our Opinion and Advice upon Occasions of Importance, relating to the Public, and especially in this Conjuncture, do humbly lay before Your Majesty, for the present, these following Resolutions of the House, which we conceive are highly necessary to the Safety and Honour of Your Majesty's Person and Government:
"That, a Capitulation having been made in the Year One Thousand Six Hundred Seventy-eight, by which it was agreed, that the English Commander and Officer in every Degree is to command any other Consederate Officer of the same Rank (except those of Crowned Heads), without any Regard to the Date of their respective Commissions; it is the humble Advice of this House, that the same Preference may be still continued to Your Majesty's Officers; the contrary Practice in this last War being, as we conceive, to the Diminution of the Honour that belongeth to the Crown of England, and to the general Dissatisfaction of Your Majesty's Subjects.
"There having been many Abuses of late, under the Pretence of pressing Men for the Fleet; it is the humble Advice of this House, that your Majesty will be pleased to give effectual Order, that all those who have committed any Offences of that Kind, or shall commit them for the future, may be immediately cashiered, and prosecuted with the utmost Rigour of Law."
King to be attended, about the Address.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lords with White Staves do attend His Majesty, humbly to know of Him, what Time He will be pleased to appoint for this House to wait on Him with their Address.
Lieutenancy of London, State of it to be considered.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That on Monday next, at Twelve of the Clock, this House shall take into Consideration the State of the Lieutenancy of the City of London; and that all the Lords be summoned then to attend.
Williams versus Reade.
After hearing the Barons of the Exchequer this Day, in the Case of Walter Williams and Richard Reade, referred to them by Order of the Third Day of January, One Thousand Six Hundred and Ninety, why the said Order was not pursued; and Debate thereupon:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That it is hereby referred to the Lords following, to examine what Proceedings there hath been formerly in this House, in relation to this Business; and what Authorities and Precedents can be produced in this Case; and to report to the House: Whose Lordships are to meet, or any Three of them, on Wednesday next, at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers.
E. of Mulgrave and L. Chandos, Injunction, to prevent a Quarrel.
Stydolfe versus Langhorne.
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 Thursday next, being the Three and Twentieth Day of this Instant February, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Alnage Duty, for transferring to the Custom-house, Bill.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear Counsel for all Persons concerned for and against the Bill, intituled, "An Act for transferring the collecting of the Duty of Alnage to the Custom-house, and for giving a Recompense to the Crown for the same," on Wednesday the Two and Twentieth Day of this Instant February, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
E. of Monmouth and Bp. of London, Exchange Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for exchanging several small Parcels of Land, in the Parish and Manor of Fulham, belonging to the Bishopric of London, and Part of the Bishopric of London, for other Lands of the like Value, to Charles Earl of Monmouth and his Heirs."
Rob'tus Atkyns, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, (videlicet), 20um " (fn. 1) " diem instantis Februarii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.