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 Lunæ, 24, Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Lords take the Oaths.
This Day John Lord Bishop of Lichfield and Co'ntre and Charles Lord Ossulstone took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statute.
Morris versus Harrison, by Consent.
Whereas this Day was appointed for Mary and John Harrison to put in their Answer to the Petition and Appeal of Charles Morris, and Margaret Morris his Mother:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Respondents Mary and John Harrison have hereby Time allowed them for answering thereunto, till Monday the Tenth Day of March next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Sir Robert Killegrew, Windham, & al Leave for a Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Robert Killigrew Knight, Thomas Wyndham, Edward Heron, and William Killigrew Esquires, in Behalf of themselves and the rest of the Drainers of Lindsey Levelt; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to confirm a Decree, made by the Commissioners of Sewers, concerning the Draining of Lindsey Levell:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners have hereby Leave given them to bring in a Bill, as desired.
Sir Robert Marsham's Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir Robert Marsham Baronet to dispose of Lands in Hertfordsh'r; and to settle other Lands, of better Value, in Kent, to the same Uses as the Lands in Hertfordshire are settled."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Monday the Tenth Day of March 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.
King's Answer about the Fleet.
The Lord Steward acquainted the House, "That His Majesty had appointed the Commissioners of the Admiralty to attend Him this Evening; and that His Majesty would return an Answer to the Address Tomorrow."
Sir John Thomas versus Kemys & al.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Sir John Thomas Baronet and Dame Elizabeth his Wife, from a Decree made in the Court of Chancery, the Ninth Day of March, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninetyseven, on the Behalf of Sir Charles Kemys and his Children, and Thomas Lord Wharton and Goodwin Wharton, Trustees for Anne Thomas deceased; and praying the Reversal of the said Decree:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Sir Charles Kemys, as well on the Behalf of himself, as on the Behalf of his Children, and Thomas Lord Wharton and Goodwin Wharton, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer thereunto, in Writing, on Monday the Seventeenth Day of March next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, (videlicet,) vicesimum quintum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.