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, 25 Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Lord Fairfax's Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Thomas Lord Fairfax of the Kingdom of Scotland to raise Monies, charged by Thomas Lord Culpeper deceased upon his Estate."
ORDERED, That the Lord Culpeper may be heard, by himself or Counsel, before the Second Reading of the said Bill, on Tuesday next, at Eleven of the Clock.
The Earl of Stamford reported from the Committee, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Estate of Roger Crowle Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, for raising Portions for his younger Children, in regard he (being a Lunatic) could not execute a Power in his Marriage Settlement for that Purpose," as fit to pass, without any Amendment.
Message from H. C. to remind them of a former Message about Admiralty Commissioners.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Miles Cooke and Mr. Pitt:
To let the Commons know, that their Lordships having sent a Message to them the Twentieth Instant, to desire that such of their Members as are Commissioners of the Admiralty might have Liberty to attend the Lords Committees appointed to make Inquiry concerning the Thoulon Squadron's getting into Brest without any Opposition, in April One Thousand Six Hundred Ninetysix; to which Message the Commons returned Answer, That they would send their Lordships an Answer by Messengers of their own;" and that, their Lordships having received no Answer, they do put them in Mind thereof.
Westminster Hay-market Bill.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for paving and regulating the Hay-market in the Parishes of St. Martin in the Fields and St. James, within the Liberty of Westminster."
After some Time, the House was resumed.
And the Lord Bishop of London reported, "That the Committee had gone through the said Bill; and think it fit to pass, without any Amendment."
Lustrings, &c. to encourage the Manufacture of, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the further Encouragement of the manufacture of Lustrings and Alamodes, within this Realm; and for the better preventing the Importation of prohibited Goods, and Goods without paying the Duties charged on the same."
Party Guiles, Bill concerning; and for preventing Frauds in the Excise.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing a Clause in a former Act, relating to Party Guiles; and for the better preventing Frauds and Abuses of Brewers and others chargeable with the Duties of Excise."
Countess of Westmorland versus E. of Derby.
Upon reading the Petition of Rachell Countess of Westm'land, relating to some Matters in Difference between her and the Earl of Derby:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Earl of Derby may have a Copy of the said Petition; and put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, with all convenient Speed.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, (videlicet,) vicesimum sextum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.