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 Mercurii, 1 die Aprilis.
India Silks and Callicoes, to prohibit the Wearing of, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for restraining the Wearing of all Wrought Silks, Bengalls, and Dyed, Printed, or Stained Callicoes, imported into the Kingdom of England, of the Product and Manufacture of Persia and The East Indies."
Wool, to prevent the Exportation of, and to encourage the Importation of it from Ireland.
Linen Drapers to be heard against the Bill to prevent the Wearing of India Silks, &c.
Upon reading the Petition of the Linen Drapers; praying, "That they may be heard, by their Counsel, at the Bar, before the passing of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for restraining the Wearing of all Wrought Silks, Bengalls, Dyed, Printed, or Stained Callicoes, imported into the Kingdom of England, of the Product and Manufacture of Persia and The East Indies:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners shall be heard, by themselves or Counsel, on Friday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; and also any other Persons, who shall think themselves concerned therein.
Honour of Tutbury, Needwood Forest, &c. to revest in the King, Bill.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the House shall be put into a Committee, to proceed on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for re-vesting in His Majesty the Honour of Tutbury, Forest of Needwood, several Manors, Parks, Lands, Offices, and other Profits thereunto belonging, and for vacating several Letters Patents therein mentioned," on Tuesday next, at Twelve of the Clock.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Quakers Bill; the Bill for enforcing the Practisers of the Law to take the Oaths, shall be read the Second Time on Monday next, at Eleven of the Clock, the First Business; and that the House shall be put into a Committee, upon the Bill for regulating Jurors and Juries, at Twelve of the Clock the same Day.
Duty on Houses, to make good Deficiencies in clipped Money, Bill:
Message to H. C. that the Lords agree to it.
Message from thence, to return the Bristol Hospitals Bill.
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for crecting of Hospitals and Work-houses within the City of Bristol, for the better employing and maintaining the Poor thereof;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made therein.
Sir T. Clarke versus Cary, in Error:
Whereas this Day was appointed for hearing the Errors argued, upon the Writ of Error brought into this House the Tenth of March last, wherein Sir Talbot Clarke is Plaintiff, and John Cary Defendant; Counsel appearing for the Defendant, but none for the Plaintiff:
It is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Judgement given in His Majesty's Court of King's Bench, for the said John Cary, against the said Sir Talbot Clarke, shall be, and is hereby, affirmed: And it is further ORDERED, That the said Sir Talbot Clarke shall pay, or cause to be paid, unto the said John Cary, the Sum of Twenty Pounds for his Costs.
"Et postea, scilicet, 1° Die April. Anno Regni dict. Domini Regis nunc Octavo, vis. & per Cur. Parliament. nunc hic plenius intellect. omnibus & singul. Præmiss. diligenterque examinat. & inspect. tam Record. & Process. præd. ac Judic. superinde reddit. quam præd. Caus. & Mater. per præd. Talbot Clarke superius pro Error. assign. videtur Cur. Parliament. nunc hic, quod nec in Record. & Process. præd. nec in Redditione Judicii præd. in ullo est Errat. ac quod Record. ill. in nullo vitiosum aut defectivum existit.; ideo per eandem Cur. Parliament. cons. est, quod Judic. præd. in omnibus affirmetur, ac in omni suo Robore stet & Effectu; dict. Caus. æ Mater. superius pro Error. assign. in aliquo non obstant. Et ulterius cons. est per eandem Cur. Parliament. quod præd. Joh'es Cary recuperet versus præfat. Talbot Clarke Vigint. Libr. eidem Joh'i per Cur. Domini Regis hic secundum Form. Statut. inde edit. & provis. adjudicat. pro Mis. Cust. & Dampnis suis, quæ sustin. Occasione Dilationis Executionis Judicii præd. Prætextu Prosecutionis præd. Brevis de Error.; & præd. Joh'es habeat inde Execution. &c.; ac superinde Record. præd. necnon Process. præd. coram Domino Rege, ubicunque &c. per Cur. Parliament. hic remittuntur, &c."
E. I. Company's Charters, &c. Report concerning.
The Lord Herbert of Chirbury reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider the Charters of the East India Company, and what other Regulations may be requisite for establishing an East India Company, "That their Lordships had received Observations from Mr. Sheldon and Mr. Polexfen; and an Estimation in Writing, from the present East India Company, of their Stock. They have also had Observations, by Way of Answer, made in Writing on the said Estimate, by the said Mr. Sheldon and Mr. Polexfen, in Pursuance of some Orders of their Lordships; and their Lordships have agreed on several Regulations for an East India Company with a Joint Stock; (videlicet,)
"That the Governor and Deputy Governor shall have each £. 4000 Stock of their own proper Money; and that the Four and Twenty of the Committee shall have each at least £. 1000 of their own Money, and the said Governor and Deputy Governor to be chosen out of them; and all of them to take an Oath to that Effect, at the Time of their Election.
"That the Company may empower the Captains and Seamen, employed by them, to bring Home such Commodities as the Company shall license; the said Captains and Seamen making Oath, that the Goods imported by them are for their own proper Benefit.
Regulations necessary for the Establishment of an East India Company.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Report made this Day from the Lords Committees appointed to consider the Charters of the East India Company, and what other Regulations may be requisite for establishing an East India Company, shall be considered on Friday next, the First Business after Twelve of the Clock.