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, 28 Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Deere versus Gibbon.
Upon reading the Petition of William Deere; praying, "That he may be permitted to enter into Security for his Brother Edward Deere, upon his Appeal depending in this House, to which William Gibbon is Respondent:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioner William Deere, Brother to the said Edward Deere, may enter into Security for the Appellant, as desired.
State of the Public Accompts.
The Secretary to the Commissioners appointed by a late Act of Parliament to examine, take, and state, the Public Accompts of the Kingdom, delivered a Copy of the said Accompts of the last Year.
E. I. Company and Merchants, concerning Powers necessary to be given to an E. I. Comp.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee, upon the reading the Papers delivered into this House by the East India Company, and the Merchants trading to The East Indies, and Consideration of the East India Trade, and such Powers as may be requisite to be given to an East India Company.
After some Time, the House was resumed.
And the Lord Bishop of Salisbury reported, "That the Committee had made some Progress in the Matter relating to the East India Company; and desire another Time may be appointed, for the House to be put into a Committee again on this Matter."
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House shall be put into a Committee, on Saturday next, at Eleven of the Clock, to consider further of the East India Trade, and of such Powers as may be requisite to be given to an East India Company.
Thornhill versus Clifton.
Whereas Saturday next is appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Captain John Thornhill and others are Appellants, and Sir Gervas Clifton and others Respondents:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Tuesday the Fourth Day of February next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Mercurii, (videlicet,) vicesimum nonum diem instantis Januarii, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.