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, 21 Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting a Messuage and Lands, in Stevenage, in the County of Hertford, (the Estate of Richard Nodes), in Trustees, to be sold, for making a Provision for his Wife and Children, equal to the Provision secured to them out of the said Estate."
New Deale fresh Water, Bill.
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition of William Warner, against the Bill, intituled, "An Act for furnishing the Town of new Deale with fresh Water;" as also Counsel for the Bill; and Debate thereupon:
This Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall be now read the Second Time?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative:
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for furnishing the Town of New Deale with fresh Water."
ORDERED, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House; on Monday next, at Eleven a Clock.
Answer from H. C.
The Messengers sent Yesterday to the House of Commons return Answer:
That the Commons will send an Answer to the said Messages, relating to the said Impeachments, by Messengers of their own.
Grosvenor versus Coy.
Whereas this Day was appointed for hearing of the Cause wherein John Grosvenor is Appellant, and Colonel Coy Respondent:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, To-morrow, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon.
American Plantations, Bill to re-units Governments of, to the Crown.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Bill, intituled, An Act for re-uniting to the Crown the Government of several Colonies and Plantations in America," shall be read the Second Time on Friday next, the First Business.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Cause of Dye against Thwayts shall be heard on Monday next; and all the other Causes shall be removed in Course.
Limitation the Crown, Bill.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further Limitation of the Crown, and better securing the Rights and Liberties of the Subject."
And, after some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.
And the Lord Bishop of Salisbury reported, "That the Committee had considered and gone through the Bill; and think it fit to pass, without any Amendment."
Whereupon the following Order was made; (videlicet,)
"It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Bill, intituled, An Act for the further Limitation of the Crown, and better securing the Rights and Liberties of the Subject, shall be read the Third Time To-morrow, after Twelve a Clock."
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, (videlicet,) vicesimum secundum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.