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 Mercurii, 15 Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Sibourg et al. Nat. Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to naturalize Charles de Sibourg and Francis St. George."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be referred to the same Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to naturalize James St. Pierre, is referred; who are to meet on Friday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Corn, to prohibit the distilling of, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prohibit the excessive distilling of Spirits and Low Wines from Corn, and against the exporting of Beer and Ale, and to prevent Frauds in Distillers."
ORDERED, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, presently.
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 Lord Bishop of Salisbury reported, "That the Committee had heard Counsel for several Petitioners concerned in the Bill; and that they had gone through the said Bill; and think it fit to pass, with some Amendments."
Which, being read Twice, were agreed to.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, (videlicet,) decimum sextum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.