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, 7 Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the vesting and settling certain Manors and Lands in South Pickenham, and other Places, in the County of Norfolke, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Monies arising by Sale thereof, in the Purchase of other Manors and Lands, to be settled to such and the same Uses as the said Manors and Lands so to be vested are and stand 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 Saturday the Two and Twentieth Day of March Instant, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
City of London, Leave for a Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council, of the City of London, praying Leave to bring in a Bill to revive a Trust of Manors and Lands belonging to them; all the Trustees being dead:
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.
Reflections on L. Osborne, Harris & al. to attend.
After hearing Benjamin Harris Printer:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That James Coningham shall and he is hereby required to attend this House, on Monday next, at Eleven of the Clock; and that the said Benjamin Harris do then also attend.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Conyers and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for renewing the Bills of Credit, commonly called Exchequer Bills;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Exchequer Bills, for renewing, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for renewing the Bills of Credit, commonly called Exchequer Bills."
Norris and Desborow's Petitions.
Upon reading a Petition of Captain Norris; and also a Petition of Captain Desborow:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the further Consideration of the said Petitions, and the adjourned Debate relating to the said Captain Norris, be taken up To-morrow Morning; and that the Commissioners of the Admiralty may have a Copy of Captain Desborow's Petition.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, (videlicet,) octavum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.