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 Lunæ, 20 Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Greenland Trade Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Encouragement of the Greenland Trade."
Message from H. C. to return the Quakers Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Cooper and others:
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act that the solemn Affirmation and Declaration of the People called Quakers shall be accepted instead of an Oath;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the Lords Amendments made therein.
Messages from H. C. with a Bill; and to return the one for taking away the Custom of Wales, about disposing of Personals by Will.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir Henry Hobart and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better amending and repairing the Highways, and Explanation of the Laws relating thereunto;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Brereton and others:
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to take away the Custom of Wales, which hinders Persons from disposing their Personal Estates by their Wills;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the Lords Amendments made therein.
Acts, for continuing, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing several Acts therein mentioned."
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 Wednesday 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.
India Silks and Callicoes, to prohibit the Wearing of, Bill.
The Lord Keeper reported what had been offered several Days, by Counsel and Witnesses, 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."
Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the said Bill.
After some Time, the House was resumed.
And the Earl of Manchester reported, "That the Committee had sat on the Bill, and made some Progress therein."
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, (videlicet,) vicesimum primum diem instantis Aprilis, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.