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 Jovis, 9 Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Review of Poll Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Review of the Quarterly Poll granted to Their Majesties in the last Session of this present Parliament."
Bp. of Durham, Leave to be absent.
Leave of the House was given to the Lord Bishop of Durham, to be absent this Day.
Crown-office, to regulate Proceedings in, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for regulating Proceedings in the Crown-office of the Court of King's Bench at Westminster."
Lotteries, to prohibit, Bill:
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for prohibiting all Lotteries."
The Question was put, "Whether the Bill shall be committed?"
It was Resolved in the Negative.
The Question was put, "Whether the Bill shall be read the Third Time?"
It was Resolved in the Negative.
Privateers for encouraging, and to prohibit Trade with France, Bill.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee, upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Acts for prohibiting all Trade and Commerce with France, and for the Encouragement of Privateers."
The House was resumed.
And the Lord Godolphin reported, "That the Committee had made some Progress in the Bill, and desire another Time may be appointed for the Committee to sit agains."
ORDERED, That this House shall be put into a Committee, to proceed on the said Bill, To-morrow, the First Business.
Messages from H. C. with Bills.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Attorney General and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing certain Acts therein mentioned, and for charging several joint Stocks;" to which the Concurrence of this House is desired.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Waller and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making navigable the River of Salwarpe, in the County of Worcester, and the Rivulets and Brooks thereto adjoining;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Ashby versus Crawford.
Upon hearing Counsel this Day, at the Bar, upon the Petition and Appeal of Champion Ashby, of London, Merchant, from a Decree of the High Court of Chancery, the Third of December, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-two, and several Orders made in a Cause there depending, between Henry Crawford and Anne his Wife, William Meadowes and Katherine his Wife, Administratrix of John Swanson, deceased, Plaintiffs, and the Petitioner Defendant; as also upon the Answers of Henry Crawford and Anne his Wife, William Meadowes and Katherine his Wife, Administratrix of the said John Swanson, deceased, Plaintiffs, and the Petitioner Defendant:
After due Consideration had thereof, it is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal of the said Champion Ashby shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Decree and Orders complained of in the said Petition shall be, and they are hereby, affirmed: And it is further ORDERED, That the said Champion Ashby shall pay, or cause to be paid, unto the Respondents Henry Crawford and William Meadowes, the Sum of Three Hundred Fifty-three Pounds, Fourteen Shillings, and Four Pence, pursuant to the said Orders and Decree, and a Recognizance entered into of Five Hundred Pounds in this House, by the said Champion Ashby and Rodney Fane Esquire; and also that the said Champion Ashby shall pay unto the said Respondents the Sum of Ten Pounds, for their Costs in defending the said Appeal in this House.
Rob'tus Atkyns, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, (videlicet,) decimum diem instantis Martii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.