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 Sabbati, 27 Martii.
Answer from H.C. concerning Admiralty Commissioners attending.
To acquaint this House, that the Commons have resolved, that such Members of their House as are Commissioners of the Admiralty have Leave to attend the Lords Committees appointed to make an Inquiry concerning the Thoulon Squadron's getting into Brest without any Opposition, in April One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-six, according to the Desire of this House in the Message of the Twentieth Instant.
L. Culpeper versus L. Fairfax's Bill:
Whereas Tuesday next was appointed for hearing the Lord Culpeper, by himself or Counsel, against the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Thomas Lord Fairsax of the Kingdom of Scotland to raise Monies, charged by Thomas Lord Culpeper deceased upon his Estate:"
It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Culpeper shall be heard, as above, on Wednesday the Seventh Day of April next, at Eleven of the Clock.
Message from H.C. with a Bill; and to return the one for Relief of Creditors in Cases of Bankruptcy.
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making good the Deficiencies of several Funds therein mentioned, and for enlarging the Capital Stock of the Bank of England, and for raising the Public Credit;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Relief of Creditors, by making Compositions with their Debtors, in case Two Thirds in Number and Value do agree;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the Lords Amendments made therein.
Sir W. Thompson's Bill.
The Earl of Rochester reported from the Committee, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the speedy Payment of the Debts of Sir William Thompson Knight, Serjeant at Law, deceased," as sit to pass, with One Amendment.
Party Guiles Bill concerning; and to prevent Frauds in the Excise.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, 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."
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
C. of Derby versus E. of Derby.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Earl of Derby do attend this House on Monday next, at Eleven of the Clock, and bring with him his Answer to the said Petition.
Message to H. C. with it.
Question to be asked Sir G. Rooke.
The Lord Herbert of Chirbury reported from the Lords Committees, appointed the Second of December last, to consider of the Answers received from the Commissioners of the Admiralty, pursuant to the Orders of the Seven and Twentieth of November last, some Questions to be asked Sir George Rooke.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, (videlicet,) vicesimum nonum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.