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, 14 Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Salt Water to make fresh, Bill.
The Earl of Bridgewater reported from the Committee, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making Salt Water fresh," as fit to pass, with some Amendments.
Which were read Twice, and agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed.
Bishop versus Rothwell:
After hearing Counsel this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Sir Cecil Bishop Baronet, Cecil Bishop and John Gratwick Esquires, from a Decree made in the Court of Exchequer, the Fourth Day of February last, and other Orders and Proceedings there on the Behalf of John Rothwell Clerk; as also upon the Answer of the said John Rothwell put in thereunto:
After due Consideration of what was offered thereupon, it is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal of Sir Cecil Bishop, Cecil Bishop, and John Gratwicke, shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Decree and several Orders and Proceedings of the Court of Exchequer, from which they appealed, shall be, and they are hereby, affirmed: And it is further ORDERED, That the said Sir Cecil Bishop, Cecil Bishop, and John Gratwick, shall pay, or cause to be paid, unto the Respondent John Rothwell, the Sum of Thirty Pounds for his Costs.
Creditors, for Relief of, Bill.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House shall be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Relief of Creditors," on Monday the Eighteenth Day of this Instant March, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Grievances complained of by Crosfeild.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That, on Wednesday the Twentieth Day of this Instant March, this House shall be put into a Committee, to proceed in the further Consideration of the Grievances mentioned in, or annexed to, the Petition of Robert Crosfeild.
Counterfeiting and clipping the Coin to prevent, Bill.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent the counterfeiting and clipping the Coin of this Kingdom."
And, after some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.
And the Earl of Bridgewater reported, "That the Committee had gone through the Bill; and think it fit to pass, with some Amendments."
ORDERED, That the Report of this Bill shall be made To-morrow Morning.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, (videlicet,) decimum quintum diem instantis Martii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.