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 Jovis, 12 Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Lepell's Nat. Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Nicholas Lepell."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet Tomorrow, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Farewell's Nat. Bill:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Elizabeth Farewell."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir Lacon William Child:
To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
E. of Dar. wentwater's Bill.
The Earl of Stamford reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and certain Payment of the Debts of Edward Earl of Darwentwater, by Sale of Woods and Timber; and for enabling him to raise Money, for Discharge of Incumbrances upon Part of his Estate;" as fit to pass, with some Amendments.
Which, being read Twice, were agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with the said Amendments.
Printing, Bill for regulating.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating of Printers and Printing Presses."
ORDERED, That this House shall be put into a Committee, upon the said Bill, on Monday next, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon; and the Judges, and all the Lords, summoned then to attend.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ prox. futur. (videlicet,) decimum sextum diem instantis Januarii, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.