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, 9 Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Charitable Gifts, &c. to encourage, Bill.
The Lord Bishop of London reported from the Committee, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of Charitable Gifts and Dispositions," as fit to pass, with One Amendment.
Which, being read Twice, was agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed.
Personal Estates in Wales, Bill:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for taking away the Custom of Wales, which hinders Persons from disposing their Personal Estates by their Wills."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass, with the Amendment?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Miles Cook and Sir Robert Legard:
To return the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence to the Amendment.
Security of the King's Person, Bill for.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Security of His Majesty's Royal Person and Government."
ORDERED, That the House be put into a Committee, upon the said Bill, on Monday next, at Eleven of the Clock.
Juries, for better regulating, Bill.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Ease of Jurors, and better regulating of Juries."
After some Time, the House was resumed.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Report from the Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Ease of Jurors, and better regulating of Juries," shall be made on Tuesday next, at Eleven of the Clock.
Message from H. C. to fit awhile.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Boyle and others:
To desire this House, that they will continue to fit for some Time longer.
To which the House agreed:
Then the Commons were called in again; and told, "The Lords agree to sit some Time longer."
Message from H. C. with an Address for the Royal Assent to the Bill to encourage the bringing in of Plate to be coined.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Pelham and others:
That the Commons had directed him to acquaint this House, that they had directed, "that an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, representing, that in the Bill (now ready for His Majesty's Royal Assent) for encouraging the bringing Plate into the Mint to be coined, there are Penalties which will take Place from To-morrow, if the Royal Assent be given thereunto;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Whereunto the House agreed: And,
ORDERED, That the Lords with White Staves do attend His Majesty, with the said Vote of both Houses.
Answer to them:
Then the Commons were called in; and told, "That the Lords have considered of their Message, and concurred with them in it; and ordered the Lords with White Staves to attend His Majesty with the said Vote; and desire the Commons to sit some Time longer."
Message from thence, that they will sit some Time.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Earnly and others:
To acquaint this House, that they agree to sit some Time longer.
India Silks, and Callicoes, Bill to prohibit the Wearing of.
After hearing Counsel this Day, and Witnesses for 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 the Counsel for the Petitioners against this Bill shall be heard reply on Tuesday next, at Eleven of the Clock.
King will pass Bills To-morrow:
The Lord Chamberlain acquainted the House, "That he and the other Lords had attended His Majesty, with the Vote of both Houses: And His Majesty was pleased to say, He intends to be here Tomorrow Morning."
Message to H. C. to acquaint them with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Richard Holford and Sir Robert Legard:
To acquaint them, that the Lords with White Staves have attended His Majesty, and brought Answer, "That His Majesty intends to be at the House of Peers To-morrow Morning;" and to acquaint them, that the Lords intend to adjourn till To-morrow Morning, Nine a Clock.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act that the solemn Affirmation and Declaration of the People called Quakers shall be accepted instead of an Oath," shall be read the Second Time, on Wednesday the Fifteenth Day of this Instant April, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, (videlicet,) decimum diem instantis Aprilis, hora nona Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.