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, 2 Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Personal Estates in Wales, Bill.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House shall be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for taking away the Custom of Wales, which hinders Persons from disposing their Personal Estates," on Tuesday next, at Eleven of the Clock.
Linen Drapers versus Bill to prohibit the Wearing of India Silks and Callicoes.
Whereas To-morrow is appointed for hearing the Linen Drapers and others, for and against the Bill, 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:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That they shall be heard, as desired, for and against the said Bill, on Saturday next, at Eleven of the Clock.
French Goods, additional Duties on, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty an additional Duty upon all French Goods and Merchandize."
ORDERED, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, presently.
Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the said Bill.
After some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.
And the Earl of Stamford reported, "That the Committee had gone through the said Bill; and think it fit to pass, without any Amendment."
Swavne versus Middleton:
After hearing Counsel this Day, at the Bar, to argue the Errors assigned upon a Writ of Error, brought into this House the Tenth of March last, wherein Bennet Swayne is Plaintiff, and Benjamine Middleton Defendant, from a Judgement given in the Court of King's Bench for the said Benjamine Middleton, against the said Bennet Swayne:
After due Consideration of what was offered thereupon, it is this Day ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Judgement given in the King's Bench for the said Benjamine Middleton, against the said Bennet Swayne, shall be, and is hereby, affirmed.
The Tenor of which Judgement, to be affixed to the Record to be remitted, followeth; (videlicet,)
"Et postea, scilicet, Secundo Die Martii, Anno Regni dict. Domini Regis nunc Octavo, vis. et per Cur. Parliament. nunc hic plenius intellect. omnibus et singulis Præmiss. diligenterque examinat. et inspect. tam Record. et Process. præd. ac Judic. superinde reddit. quam præd. Caus. et Mater. per præd. Bennet Swayne pro Error. assign. videt. Cur. Parliament. nunc hic, quod nec in Record et Process. præd. nec in Redditione Judicii præd. in ullo est Errat. ac quod Record. illud in nullo vitiosum aut defectivum existit: Ideo, per eandem Cur. Parliament. considerat. est, quod Judicium præd. in omnibus affirmetur, ac in omni suo Robore stet et Effectu; dict. Caus. et Mater. superius pro Error. assign. in aliquo non obstant."
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, (videlicet,) tertium diem instantis Aprilis, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.