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, 9 Aprilis.
Stratford versus Jones.
Nois heard, concerning Reflections on this House, in a Cause touching Convex Lights.
Lease from the City to the Marq. of Normanby.
Whereupon it is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Mr. Lane the City Comptroller, Austin Barlow, Thomas Gardiner, and Daniell Darvill, do forthwith attend this House.
Lane attends about it:
Town Clerk of London, to produce Books and Orders of Common Council concerning it.
"It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Town Clerk and the Comptroller of the City of London do bring to this House, To-morrow, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon, all the Books and Orders of the Common Council, and of the Committee for the City Lands, relating to a Lease of Land lying behind Clarendon House, lately granted to the Lord Marquis of Normanby, and the Counterpart of the said Lease; and that all Persons summoned this Day do then attend."
Message from H. C. for Free Conference on Trials for Treason, Bill.
Spademan to have a Moiety of the Rectory of Landinum, Bill.
Message to H. C. for Sir R. Clayton and Mr. Maurice to attend, about the City Lease to the Marq. of Normanby.
To desire that Sir Robert Clayton and Mr. Maurice, Members of their House, may have Leave to appear To-morrow Morning, to declare their Knowledge relating to a Grant of Lands lately made by the City of London.
Leister & al. Attainder to reverse, Bill.
Marriages, &c. and Batchelors, &c. Duties upon, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Rates and Duties upon Marriages, Births, and Burials, and upon Batchelors and Widowers, for the Term of Five Years, for carrying on the War against France with Vigour."
Sir T. Gooke to accompt for Money received out of the E. I. Company Treasure:
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to oblige Sir Thomas Cooke to give an Accompt to whom he paid and distributed several Sums of Money, therein mentioned to be received out of the Treasure of the East-India Company."
Sir T. Cooke to be heard against it.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Thomas Cooke; praying, "That he may be heard, by his Counsel, against the Bill, intituled, An Act to oblige Sir Thomas Cooke to give an Accompt to whom he paid and distributed several Sums of Money, therein mentioned to be received out of the Treasure of the East India Company:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Sir Thomas Cooke shall be heard, by his Counsel, at the Bar of this House (as desired), on Friday the Twelfth Day of this Instant April, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing Two former Acts for punishing Officers and Soldiers, who shall mutiny, or desert His Majesty's Service, and for punishing false Musters, and for Payment of Quarters for One Year longer."
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, (videlicet,) decimum diem instantis Aprilis, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.