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, 25 Februarii.
Stanhope et al. Nat. Bill.
King's Answer to Address of both Houses.
"I thank you heartily for this kind Address: On My Part, you may be assured that I will do all that is within My Power for the Preservation of this Kingdom, to which I have so many Obligations: I will readily venture My Life for preserving it; and recommend Myself to the Continuance of your Loyalty and good Affections."
Address and Answer to be printed.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Address of both Houses of Parliament, presented to His Majesty Yesterday, and His Majesty's most Gracious Answer thereunto, shall be forthwith printed and published.
Fines of ancient Demesne Lands, Bill.
Bill to continue the Acts for prohibiting Trade with France, and for Encouragement of Privateers.
The Earl of Rochester reported from the Committee, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Acts for prohibiting all Trade and Commerce with France, and for the Encouragement of Privateers," as fit to pass, with several Amendments and Provisos.
King's Answer to Address for Thanksgiving-day.
St. Lawrence, Old Jewry, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to ascertain and settle the Payment of the Impropriate Tithes of the Parish of St. Lawrence Old Jewry, in London, to the Master and Scholars of Ballioll Colledge, in Oxford, and confirming an Award made concerning the same."
St. James's Parish Bill.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Parish of St. James, within the Liberties of the City of Westm'r, to raise (upon themselves) so much Money as will discharge their Debt, for building their Parish Church, Rector's House, Vestry, and other public Works there."
Foyle versus Swayne.
Upon reading of the Petition and Appeal of Elizabeth Foyle Widow and John Foyle Gentleman, from several Orders made in the High Court of Chancery, bearing Date the Seventeenth Day of November, the Nineteenth of January, in the Three and Thirtieth Year of the Reign of the late King Charles the Second, and several Reports and Orders made for confirming them, in the Cause wherein William Zouch Gentleman, since deceased, was Plaintiff, and William Swayne Esquire and Thomas Werg Esquire were Defendants; and also from Two several Orders, or Decrees, made in the said Court of Chancery, the Seventh of May One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-four, and the Eighth of November last, in a Cause wherein Robert Hyde Esquire and John Clement Gentleman are Plaintiffs, and the Appellants and the said William Swayne were Defendants; and praying, "that the said William Swayne, Robert Hyde, and John Clement, may answer thereunto:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said William Swayne, Robert Hyde, and John Clement, may have a Copy or Copies of the said Appeal; and they are hereby required to put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on Tuesday the Third Day of March next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Smith versus Dean of St. Paul's and Rogell:
Upon hearing Counsel this Day, at the Bar, upon the Petition and Appeal of George Smith and Margaret his Wife, from an Order for allowing a Demurrer made by the Lord Chancellor Jeffreys, on the Seven and Twentieth Day of February, in the Second Year of the late King James, on Behalf of the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's and Lewis Rogell; as also upon the Answer of the said Lewis Rogell, and the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul's, London, 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 Petition and Appeal of John Smith and Margaret his Wife shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Order of the Court of Chancery, for allowing the Demurrer, made the Seven and Twentieth of February, in the Second Year of the late King James, on the Behalf of the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul's, London, and Lewis Rogell, shall be, and is hereby, affirmed.
State of the Nation.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That To-morrow, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, this House shall take into Consideration, the present State of the Nation; and that all the Lords be summoned then to attend.
Domville versus Oldys, in Error.
Whereas To-morrow (at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon) is appointed for the Speaker to report what was offered by Counsel, at the Bar, upon the Writ of Error depending it this House, wherein William Oldÿs is Plaintiff, and Charles Domville Defendant:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Speaker shall make the said Report on Wednesday the Fourth Day of March next, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon; and that all the Judges do then attend; and that the said Wm. Oldÿs may have Counsel to attend, if he think fit.
Georgius Treby Miles, Capitalis Justiciarius Com. Placit. declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, (videlicet,) vicesimum sextum diem instantis Februarii, hora secunda post meridiem, Dominis sic decernentibus.