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, 11 Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Answer from H. C.
The Messengers sent to the House of Commons Yesterday return this Answer:
That they have given Leave that Sir Robert Clayton and Mr. Maurice may appear again, when desired.
Sir R. Clayton to attend.
Whereupon it is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Sir Robert Clayton be, and he is hereby, desired to appear before this House with all convenient Speed.
Hodie 2a 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."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Saturday next, at Eleven of the Clock.
Ly. Standish versus Ld. Willoughby Par.
Upon reading the Petition of Dame Margaret Standish, Relict of Sir Richard Standish Baronet, deceased; shewing, "That she was obstructed in her Proceedings at Law, by the Privilege of the Lord Willoughby of Parham, at the last Assizes at Lancaster; and humbly praying, that forasmuch as the said Lord Willoughby is no Ways concerned in this Cause but as a Trustee, that his Lordship's Privilege may not obstruct the Petitioner's and Abbot's Prosecution for their Rights:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Consideration of the said Petition shall be, and is hereby, referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges; who are to meet on Monday the Two and Twentieth Day of this Instant April, at Four of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the House of Peers; and that the Lord Willoughby have a Copy of the said Petition; and he is hereby desired to give or send his Answer to the said Petition on or before the Time appointed for the said Committee to meet.
Members of H. C. Precedents of their being examined by the Lords.
The Clerks gave an Account of Precedents concerning Members of the House of Commons, being examined before the Lords.
Committee to examine Sir R. Clayton and Mr. Maurice.
Lords Committees appointed by the House to take the Examinations of Sir Robert Clayton and Mr. Maurice, Members of the House of Commons, concerning a Lease of Lands lying behind Clarendon House, granted to the Lord Marquis of Normanby.
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet presently, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Mr. Maurice sworn.
Mr. Maurice was called in; and sworn, at the Bar, to answer all such Questions as should be asked him by the Committee appointed to examine him.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and went to the Committee.
After some Time, the House was resumed.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Littleton and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional Duties upon Coffee, Tea, Chocolate, and Spices, towards Satisfaction of the Debts due for the Transport Service for the Reduction of Ireland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Coffee, Tea, &c. additional Duties on, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional Duties upon Coffee, Tea, Chocolate, and Spices, towards Satisfaction of the Debts due for the Transport Service for the Reduction of Ireland."
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Christy and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Admeasurement of Keels and Keel-boats in the Port of Newcastle, and the Members thereunto belonging;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Newcastle Keels, &c. for better Measurement of, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Admeasurement of Keels and Keel-boats in the Port of Newcastle, and the Members thereunto belonging."
Books, &c. from the City Comptroller:
Mr. Wilmot, the City Comptroller, was called in; and delivered the Books, as ordered; and the Counterpart of the Lease to the Lord Marquis of Normanby.
Sir Patience Ward & al. to attend.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Sir Patience Ward, Sir Thomas Stamp, Sir Edward Clarke, Sir Richard Levett, Sir Thomas Abney, Sir Wm. Hedges, Mr. Daniell Darvill, Mr. Deputy Scrivener, Mr. Deputy Gun, Mr. Deputy Denew, Mr. Buckingham, Mr. Cuddon, Mr. Deputy Eyres, Mr. James Boddington, Mr. Nathaniel Holton, Mr. Deputy Walker, Mr. John Johnson, Mr. Deputy Coles, Mr. Aldersey, Mr. Olley, Mr. Whitehead, Mr. Russell, and Mr. Man the Hall-keeper, do attend this House on Saturday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Sir Tho. Cooke's Petition, for further Time, rejected.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Thomas Cooke; praying further Time, to be heard, by his Counsel, against the Bill depending in this House, wherein he is concerned:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition shall be, and is hereby, rejected.
Message to H. C. that the Lords agree to a Free Conference on the Trials for Treason, Bill.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Pitts and Mr. Holford:
To acquaint them, that this House agrees to a Free Conference, as desired; and appoint it to be on Monday next, at Twelve of the Clock, in the Painted Chamber.
Then the former Managers Names were read, and the Lords following added to them; and they ordered to manage this Free Conference; (videlicet,)
Dux Leeds, Ds. Præses.
Comes Pembroke, Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
The Earl of Rochester reported from the Committee appointed to examine John Maurice Esquire, his Examination taken before them.
Marriages, &c. and Batchelors, &c. Duties on, Bill.
Hodie 3a 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."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. that the Lords agree to it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir John Hoskyns and Mr. Pitt:
To let them know, the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, (videlicet,) duodecimum diem instantis Aprilis, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.