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 Martis, 24 Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Lords take the Oaths.
This Day Arthur Earl of Torrington and Nicholas Lord Bishop of Chester took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statutes.
Messages from H. C. to return Farewell's Nat. Bill;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Freeman and others:
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Elizabeth Farewell;" to which they have agreed, without any Amendment.
As also, a Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Ogle and others:
and the E. of Darwentwater's Bill.
To return 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;" to which said Bill they have agreed, without any Amendment.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling George Penne Esquire to sell Lands, for the Payment of his Debts, and other Purposes therein mentioned."
Ogilvy & al. Nat. Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled "An Act for naturalizing Bartholomew Ogilvy and others."
Corn, Malt, &c. to prohibit the Exportation of, Bill.
The Earl of Stamford reported from the Committee, to whom was referred the Consideration of a Clause in the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prohibit the Exportation of any Corn, Malt, Meal, Flour, Bread, Biscuit, or Starch, for One Year, from the Twentieth Day of January One Thousand Six Hundred Ninetyeight: That they have heard some of the African Company and Commissioners of the Navy thereunto; and are of Opinion, that several Amendments be made in the said Clause."
Which, being read Twice, were agreed to.
D. Beaufort excused.
A Letter from the Duke of Beaufort was read, desiring to be excused his Attendance.
To which the House agreed; being satisfied of his Inability to attend.
Supply Bill, for disbanding the Army.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, for disbanding the Army, and other necessary Occasions."
ORDERED, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Friday next; and all the Lords summoned then to attend.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, (videlicet,) vicesimum quintum diem instantis Januarii, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.