Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 16, 1696-1701. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Veneris, 14 Januarii.
Exchequer and Bank, for easier Dispatch of Business at, Bill.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to give further Time for the administering of Oaths relating to Tallies and Orders; and for the easier Dispatch of Public Business in the Exchequer, and in the Bank of England."
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to give further Time for the administering of Oaths relating to Tallies and Orders; and for the easier Dispatch of Public Business in the Exchequer, and in the Bank of England."
Message to H. C. that the Lords agree to it.
His Majesty, being arrayed in His Regal Robes and Crown, attended with His Officers of State, ascended His Royal Throne (the Peers being also in their Robes); commanded the Deputy Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the Commons, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure, they attend Him presently."
Who being come, with their Speaker; the Clerk of the Parliaments received the following Bill from the Hands of the Speaker, and brought it to the Table; where the Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of the Bills following; (videlicet,)
"1. An Act to prevent the further Currency of any Hammered Silver Coin of this Kingdom, and for recoining such as is now in Being; and for the making out new Exchequer Bills, where the former Bills are, or shall be, filled up by Indorsements."
"5. An Act for vesting in Sydenham Baker Gentleman an absolute Estate of Inheritance, in Fee Simple, in a certain Rent, Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Devon; and securing to John Baker Gentleman, and Henry Baker, an Infant, his Son, Monies in Lieu of their Claims thereunto."
E. of Bath versus E. of Montagu.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Earl of Bath may have a Copy thereof; and do put in his Rejoinder thereunto on Tuesday next, at Eleven of the Clock.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, (videlicet,) decimum quintum diem instantis Januarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.