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, 30 Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Gulston, to break Streets in Southwark, for supplying it with Water, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower William Gulston Esquire to break up the Streets and other Public Ways in Southwarke and Parts adjacent, for repairing and laying Pipes, for supplying of Water from the River of Thames to the Inhabitants there."
Italian Thrown Silk, Bill.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Importation of fine Italian, Sicilian, and Naples Thrown Silk," shall be read the Second Time on Tuesday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Justices in Wales, to repeal the Act for limiting of, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal a Clause in the Statute made in the Four and Thirtieth and Five and Thirtieth Years of King Henry the Eighth, by which Justices of the Peace in Wales are limited to Eight in each County."
Clayton's Petition, for a Protection to attend his Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of James Clayton Esquire; shewing, "That he, being much indebted, hath brought a Bill into this House, for the Sale of Lands, to pay his Debts; and that he cannot attend the Committee to whom the Bill stands committed, by reason his Creditors are waiting to arrest him; and praying the Protection of this House from Arrests, while he attends the passing of his Bill:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this Petition shall be referred to the same Committee to which the said Bill is referred; and that they report to this House, whether Mr. Clayton's Attendance in Person is necessary.
Priestman and Southerne to attend;
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Captain Priestman, One of the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of England, and Mr. Southerne, do attend this House on Tuesday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
and Capt. Kerr et al.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Captain Kerr, Lieutenant Williams, Lieutenant Caning, Rice Studwell, Michael Wall, William Bowell, Thomas Hinde, James Cardwell, William Easton, Edward Peake, Marke Carpenter, Joseph Wealer, Robert Kirkton, James Richmond Lieutenant of The Restauration, William Smy, Thomas Browne, William Verrier, Robert Flatman, Captain George Sancloe, and Cory Hendres, do attend this House on Tuesday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
The Admirals, who commanded the Fleet the last Summer, attending (pursuant to the Order Yesterday); several Questions were agreed to by the House; to which they were to give their Answers, when called in.
They being called in; the Lord Keeper, by Directions of the House, asked them Four Questions; to which they gave their Answer presently, and were ordered to withdraw.
to attend again, and deliver Answers in Writing:
And, after some Time, they were called in again; and the Lord Keeper, by Directions of the House, read the Four Questions to them; and also told them, "They must attend this House again on Tuesday next; and return their Answers, in Writing, to the Questions proposed to them."
Capt. Rutter et al to attend.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Captain Rutter, Major Churchill, Captain Cock, Captain Peter Wall, Captain Rome, Mr. Prade, Captain Dover, Alexander Long, Richard Martin, Lewis Parker, John Long, John Kent, Nicholas Barret, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Danberon, Captain James Smith, Captain Fox, Captain Cooke, Major Alston, and Daniell Cressells Mate to Rutter, do attend this House on Tuesday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Popham versus Bampfield.
After hearing Mr. Hawles this Day (pursuant to the Order Yesterday) upon the Petition of Alexander Popham, complaining of a Bill of Review in Chancery, exhibited by Warwick Bampfeild:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Clerk do, on Monday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, bring to this House the Petition and Answer upon which Judgement was given in One Thousand Six Hundred Eighty-nine, and the Minute Book of that Time.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, (videlicet,) secundum diem Januarii jam prox. futur. hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.