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, 22 Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
John Earl of Bridgewater sat Speaker.
The Lord Herbert reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of Charles Hore Esquire, for Payment of his Debts; and for settling other Part, in Trust, for raising a Portion and Maintenance for Elizabeth (fn. 1) his only Daughter, by his former Wife; and for making a Jointure for Mary his now Wife, and for a Provision for the Children by the said Mary," as fit to pass, with some Amendments.
Which were read Twice, and agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with the said Amendments.
Gaols, for repairing and building, Bill.
Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Justices of Peace to build and repair Gaols in their respective Counties."
After some Time, the House was resumed.
And the Lord Herbert reported, "That the Committee had agreed to the Bill, with some Amendments."
Which were read Twice, and agreed to; and the said Amendments ordered to be engrossed.
Sir T. Cooke versus Att. General & al.:
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Sir Thomas Cooke Knight; praying, "That a Decree made in His Majesty's Court of Exchequer, the Ninth Day of November last, in a Cause there depending, between the said Sir Thomas Cooke Complainant, and His Majesty's Attorney General, Charles Godolphin Esquire, and others, the then Commissioners of His Majesty's Customs, John Crispe, Thomas Crispe, Sir John Shaw Baronet, Richard Hutchinson, Charles Bevoir, Robert Burton, Thomas Bates, Edward Laneive, and John Greathead, Defendants, may be amended and enlarged;" as also upon the several Answers of Sir Thomas Trevor Knight His Majesty's Attorney General, Charles Godolphin Esquire, Sir Walter Young Baronet, Samuel Clarke, Benjamine Overton, and Robert Henley, Esquires, Five of the Commissioners of His Majesty's Customs, and of John Crispe and Thomas Crispe Esquires, Sir John Shaw Baronet, Charles Bevoir, Thomas Bates, John Greatehead, and George Leneive, put in thereunto; and due Consideration of what was offered thereupon:
It is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal of Sir Thomas Cooke shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Decree therein complained of shall be, and is hereby, affirmed.
Sir M. Eustace versus Carroll.
A Petition of Sir Maurice Eustace being this Day offered, relating to the Judgement of this House made Yesterday, on Behalf of James Caroll:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition shall be read To-morrow, after Twelve of the Clock; and all the Lords summoned to attend.
Joh'es Comes Bridgewater, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Sabbati, (videlicet,) vicesimum tertium diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.