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 Jovis, 12 Novembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Warnet's Act, to explain, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act explaining a former Act of Parliament, intituled, (An Act for enabling Trustees to sell Part of the Estate of Edmund Warner deceased, for Payment of his Debts, and for preserving the rest for the Benefit of his Heir)."
House to be called.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House shall be called over on Saturday next, at Twelve of the Clock; and all the Lords summoned to attend.
Absent Lords, Precedents concerning.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Clerks do search the Books for Precedents, in Cases of Lords not attending this House; and give the House an Account thereof on Saturday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
King's Speech and State of the Nation to be considered.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House shall take into Consideration His Majesty's Speech, and the State of the Nation, on Thursday the Nineteenth Day of this Instant November, at Twelve of the Clock.
Stoppages in Streets near the Two Houses, Order to prevent.
Upon Complaint made to this House, "That there is such an Interruption, by Hackney-coaches, Carts, and Drays, in King-Street, and the Passages in The Old Palace Yard, in Westm'r, that the Lords and others are frequently hindered from coming to this House, to the great Inconveniency of the Members of both Houses:"
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the High Steward of the City of Westm'r, or his Deputy, together with the Justices of the Peace of the said City, shall, by their Care and Directions to the Constables and other Officers within the said Limits, take special Order, that no empty Hackney-coaches be suffered to make any Stay between Whitehall and The Old Palace Yard in Westm'r, from Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon until Two of the Clock in the Afternoon of the same Day, during the Sitting of this Parliament; and that no Carriages, Drays, or Carts, be permitted to pass through the said Streets and Passages, between the Hours aforesaid, during the Sitting of this Parliament: And herein special Care is to be taken, by the said Deputy Steward, Justices of the Peace, Constables, and all other Officers herein concerned, as the contrary will be answered to this House.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, (videlicet,) decimum tertium instantis Novembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.