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, 11 Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
The Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas sat Speaker.
E. Bolingbroke takes the Oaths.
This Day Pawlet Earl of Bolingbroke took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statutes.
Eyme & al. Nat. Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Solomon Eyme and others."
Ly. North versus Cecill.
Whereas To-morrow is appointed for hearing of the Cause wherein the Lady Anne North is Appellant, and Philip Cecil Esquire is Respondent:
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 Eighteenth Day of this Instant February, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
East India Trade.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee, to consider further of the East India Trade.
After some Time, the House was resumed.
And the Lord Herbert of Chirbury reported, "That it was the Opinion of the Committee of the whole House, that a Select Committee be appointed, to consider of the Charter of the East India Company, of the Twenty-eighth of September, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-four; and what further, or other Regulations may be requisite for establishing of an East India Company; and have Power to send for Persons, Papers, Charters, or Records."
Committee to consider of the East India Charter, and what further Regulations may be necessary for establishing an East India Company.
To which the House agreed; and named the Committee following:
Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Charter of the East India Company, dated the Twenty-eighth of September, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-four; and what further or other Regulations may be requisite for establishing of an East India Company; and have Power to send for Persons, Papers, Charters, and Records; whose Lordships, having considered thereof, are to report to the House.
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet To-morrow, at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling Trustees to sell the Manor of Pespoole, in the County of Durham, Part of the Estate of William Mitford, an Insant, for Payment of Debts and Incumbrances charged thereon, and for preserving the rest of the said Infant's Estate."
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 Thursday 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.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Fownes Esquire to sell certain Lands, in the County of Devon, which was settled on his Marriage; and to settle other Lands, of an equal Value, to the same Uses:"
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Legard and Sir Richard Holford:
To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Warner versus Bromley College.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Lee Warner Gentleman; complaining of a Decree made in the Court of Chancery, the Twenty-fourth of November, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-three, on the Behalf of William North; and another Decree made on Behalf of Grace Featly, and the other Widows of Bromley Colledge; and praying, "That a Decree made by the Commissioners of Charitable Uses may be ratified and confirmed; and that the Decrees, Orders, and Proceedings in Chancery, may be reversed:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Wm. North and Grace Feately may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer thereunto, in Writing, on Friday the One and Twentieth Day of this Instant February, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Georgius Treby Miles, Capitalis Justic. Com. Placit. declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, (videlicet,) duodecimum diem instantis Februarii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.