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 Martis, 20 Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
E. of Thanet's Bill.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Thomas Earl of Thanett, and the Honourable Sackville Tufton his Brother, to make a Lease for Sixty Years of Thanet House, in the Parish of St. Buttolph's Aldersgate, to commence after the Remainder of a Term of One and Thirty Years now in Being."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir Lacon William Child:
To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Quarter Sessions, to prevent Delays at, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent Delays of Proceedings at the Quarter Sessions of the Peace."
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the abovesaid Bill shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Saturday next, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon; and that the Judges of the King's Bench do then attend.
Poor Prisoners, to explain the Act for Relief of, Bill.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Committee of the whole House appointed to consider of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the explaining, and for the more effectual Execution, of a former Act for Relief of poor Prisoners," shall be revived; to sit on Tuesday the Seven and Twentieth Day of this Instant February, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Bedingfield and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling the Inheritance of some Parts of the Estate of Charles Turner Esquire (which lie dispersed) in himself and his Heirs; and settling an entire Estate, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the Uses the said other Parts of his Estate were settled;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
E. of Montague & al. versus E. of Bath & al.
Upon reading the Petition of Ralph Earl of Montagu, Elizabeth Dutchess of Albemarle his Wife, Christopher Monke and Henry Monke Esquires, and Debate thereupon:
Exhibits made Use of here, whether ever directed to be made Use of at a Trial at Law, without directing the Trial.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Clerks do search the Books, for Precedents, if, at any Time after a Cause dismissed in this House, this House hath ordered the Exhibits made Use of here to be made Use of at a Trial at Law, without directing that Trial; that the Clerks report what they find to the House in this Case on Friday next, at Eleven of the Clock; and all the Lords summoned then to attend.
Debate on the Report of Conference about Intelligence of the Brest Fleet sailing.
Whereas this Day was appointed for further Debate upon the Conference had, at the Desire of the House of Commons, the Twelfth Instant:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the further Debate thereof shall be resumed on Monday the Six and Twentieth Day of this Instant February, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Voting by Balloting.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the further Consideration of Voting by Balloting shall be resumed on Tuesday the Seven and Twentieth Instant.
Grove versus Mathew & al.
Whereas this Day was appointed for hearing Counsel upon the Petition and Appeal of Huttoft Grove, from a Decree made the Twentieth of February last in the Court of Chancery, wherein Jane Mathew and others were Plaintiffs, and the Petitioner Defendant; as also upon the Answer of Jane Mathew Widow, Henry Limbrey, William Hall, John Fulkes, Thomas Watson, Anne Clisby, Thomas White, Susan Gurney, and Jane Saunders, put in thereunto; Counsel appearing for the Respondents, but no Counsel for the Appellant:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal of Huttoft Grove shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, (videlicet,) vicesimum secundum diem Instantis Februarii, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.