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, 21 Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Elizabeth Howland, the Widow of John Howland Esquire, deceased, to settle Lands upon the Marriage of his sole Daughter and Heir; and for settling Lands upon the Widow Howland for her Life, in Lieu of Dower; and for indemnifying Sir Josias Child and the said Widow Howland, Grandfather and Mother of the said Heir, in disposing of the Personal Estate belonging to her, upon her Preferment in Marriage, she being under the Age of One and Twenty Years."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill 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.
Marton Meare, E. of Derby and Fleetwood's Bill.
The Earl of Bridgewater reported from the Committee, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the ratifying and confirming a certain Indenture of Lease of Marton Meare, in the County of Lancaster, made by the Earl of Derby and others, to Thomas Fleetewood Esquire," as fit to pass, without any Amendment.
ORDERED, That the said Bill be engrossed.
Salt Water to make fresh, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making Salt Water fresh."
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Manor of Madeley, and other Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the County of Salop, the Estate of Bazill Brooke Esquire, in Trustees, for raising Monies, for the Payment of Debts, and for securing his Wife's Jointure."
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.
Creditors, Relief of, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Relief of Creditors."
The Earl of Bridgewater reported from the Committee the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of Jonathan Webb Esquire, for Discharge of Debts and Incumbrances charged thereupon," as fit to pass, with some Amendments.
Which were read Twice, and agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with the said Amendments.
Hall versus Cupper, in Error.
The Lord Chief Justice of His Majesty's Court of King's Bench, in the usual Manner, brought in Two Writs of Error:
State of the Fleet:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Commissioners of the Admiralty do attend, and lay before this House, in Writing, on Saturday next, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon, Answers to the following Questions:
Questions to the Commissioners of the Admiralty.
"1. Why the Squadron, appointed to cruize in the Soundings, when the Barbadoes Fleet was expected, in September One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-three, was recalled before that Fleet came Home?
"2. What Care they have taken, in the Years 1693 and 1694, to prevent Corn Ships and Naval Stores, from going for France?
"3. What Care they have taken, in the said Years, to interrupt the French Coasting Trade?
"4. Why they appointed single Cruizers from Time to Time in the said Years, and not Squadrons in proper Stations?
"5. Why they committed the Care of the Stores and Provisions sent to the Fleet in The Mediterranean, and the Stores coming from The Baltick and New England, to so slender Convoys?
"6. What Cruizers and Convoys there have been for a Year and a Half last past upon the Northern Coast? and what are now there?"
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the further Consideration of the State of the Fleet shall be resumed on Saturday next, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, (videlicet,) vicesimum secundum diem instantis Februarii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.