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 Lunæ, 13 Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
The Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas sat Speaker.
King's Answer to Address:
The Speaker reported, "That the Lords had attended His Majesty, with the Address of this House, at Kensington, on Wednesday last; and that His Majesty was graciously pleased to return Answer to this Effect; (videlicet,)
"I thank you heartily for this Address: I hope this Peace will be so blessed, that we may long enjoy it.
"You may be assured always of My Kindness."
Address to be printed.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Address of this House presented to His Majesty on Wednesday last, and His Majesty's most Gracious Answer thereunto, be forthwith printed and published.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling John Greene Esquire to dispose of Four of his Shares in the New River Water."
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Sydenham Baker Gentleman, an absolute Estate of Inheritance in Fee Simple, in a certain Rent, Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Devon; and securing to John Baker Gentleman, and Henry Baker an Infant, his Son, Monies in Lieu of their Claims thereunto."
L. Mohun, Writ of Certiorari for the Indictment against him.
Upon reading the Petition of Charles Lord Mohun:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery do issue a Writ of Certiorari, returnable immediate into the House of Peers, for removing the Indictment found against him, concerning the Death of William Hill, and all other Matters relating thereto.
Sir Evan Lloyd & al. versus Sir Richard Carew & al.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Sir Evan Lloyd Baronet and Dame Mary his Wife, Sidney Godolphin Esquire and Susan his Wife, from a Decree made in the Court of Chancery, in Michaelmas Terme last; whereby the Bill exhibited in the said Court by the Petitioners, as Plaintiffs, against Sir Richard Carew Baronet and Charles Tremaine Clerk Defendants, is dismissed; and praying the Reversal of the said Decree:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Sir Richard Carew and Charles Tremaine may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and they are hereby required to put in their Answer thereunto, in Writing, on Monday the Third Day of January next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Undue Marriages of Infants, to prevent, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent undue Marriages of Infants, and for better securing the Guardianship of them."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Thursday next.
Madsacker & al. Nat. Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing of Gerard Madsacker and others."
Georgius Treby Miles, Capitalis Justic. Com. Placit. declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, (videlicet,) decimum quartum diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.