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, 25 Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Lords take the Oaths.
This Day Arthur Earl of Torrington and Charles Lord Howard of Escrick took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statute.
E. of Sandwich & al. versus E of Litchfield & al.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of the Right Honourable Edward Earl of Sandwich and the Lady Elizabeth his Wife, John Viscount Lisburne and the Lady Mallet his Wife, the Honourable Francis Grevile Esquire and the Lady Anne his Wife, against an Order of the Nine and Twentieth Day of June, and a subsequent Order of the Two and Twentieth of July last past, made in the Court of Chancery, on the Hearing of Two Causes there depending, in one of which the Appellants were Complainants against the Right Honourable Edward Henry (fn. 1) Earl of Litchfield, Edward Henry Lord Quarrendon, James Henry Lee, Charles Lee, George Henry Lee, and Francis Henry Lee, Sons of the said Earl of Litchfeild, Infants, per Guardian, Sir Walter St. John Baronet, Anthony Bowyer Esquire, and John Carey Gentleman, Defendants; and in the other of the said Causes, the said Edward Henry Earl of Litchfield, and the said Edward Henry Lord Quarrendon, his Son and Heir, an Infant, by his next Friend, were Complainants, against the Petitioners Defendants; and praying, "That the said Orders and Dismission of the Petitioners Bill may be set aside, and reversed:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Edward Henry Earl of Litchfeild, Edward Henry Lord Quarrendon, James Henry Lee, Charles Lee, George Henry Lee, and Francis Henry Lee, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and they are hereby required to put in their Answer thereunto, in Writing, on Thursday the Sixth Day of March next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
King's Answer to Address about the Fleet.
The Lord Steward reported His Majesty's Answer to the Address; (videlicet,)
"That His Majesty has given Order for every Thing contained in the Address, and such other Matters as the Commissioners of the Admiralty have advised Him to be necessary for the speedy fitting out the Fleet."
Tidcombe versus Bodington.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Tidcombe Esquire, from a Decree of the High Court of Chancery, made the Twentieth Day of February One Thousand Seven Hundred, in a Cause wherein the Petitioner was Complainant, against James Bodington, John Cholmley and others, Defendants; and praying, "That the said Decree may be reviewed, and the Judgement recovered at Law discharged and vacated, or a perpetual Injunction awarded:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said James Bodington and John Cholmley may have a Copy of the said Petition and Appeal; and shall and they are hereby required to put in their Answer thereunto, in Writing, on Tuesday the Fourth Day of March next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Countess Anglesey, Petition against her Husband, for Cruelty.
Upon reading the Petition of Katherine Countess of Anglesey; praying, "That her Lord may waive his Privilege, or she have Leave to bring in a Bill of Separation for his Cruelty;" and Consideration thereof:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the further Consideration of the said Petition shall be, and is hereby, adjourned to Thursday next, at Eleven of the Clock.
Squadron of Ships desired by The States.
The House being moved, "That a Representation be made to His Majesty, That since The States of Holland have desired in their Memorial the Assistance of England, according to the Treaty:
That His Majesty represent to The States, That the Squadron desired by them shall be ready; and to press them to fit out their Fleet, in order to a Rendezvous."
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the further Consideration of this Matter shall be resumed To-morrow, at Twelve a Clock.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, (videlicet,) vicesimum sextum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.