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, 8 Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Hammered Money, for recoining, Bill; and for making out Exchequer Bills:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent the further Currency of any Hammered Silver Coin of this Kingdom, and for recoining such as is now in Being; and for the making out new Exchequer Bills, where the former Bills are, or shall be, filled up by Indorsements."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. that the Lords have passed it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir John Hoskyns and Mr. Pitt:
To let them know, the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.
Counter et al. to continue the Imprisonment of, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Imprisonment of Counter and others, for the late horrid Conspiracy to assassinate the Person of His Sacred Majesty."
ORDERED, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, presently.
Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the said Bill.
After some Time, the House was resumed.
And the Earl of Bridgewater reported, "That the Committee had gone through the said Bill; and think it fit to pass, without any Amendment."
ORDERED, That the said Bill be read the Third Time on Monday next.
Exchequer and Bank, for easier Dispatch of Business at, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to give further Time for the administering of Oaths relating to Tallies and Orders; and for the easier Dispatch of the Public Business in the Exchequer, and in the Bank of England."
ORDERED, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Tuesday Morning next.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Trustees, to be sold, certain Lands of George Farrington Esquire, lying in the Counties of Middl'x and Surrey, settled upon the Marriage of Wm. Farrington his Nephew; and, with the Money arising thereby, for purchasing of other Lands in Lancashire, where the ancient Estate of the Family lies, to be settled to the same Uses."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Tuesday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Irish Appeals, Methods of:
The Earl of Stamford reported from the Committee, appointed to consider the proper Methods of appealing from Decrees made in the Court of Chancery in Ireland, "That they are of Opinion, that the Lord Chancellor write to the Lords Justices in Ireland, to send to the House an Account of the Methods of appealing from Decrees made in the Court of Chancery in Ireland."
To which the House agreed.
And accordingly the Lord Chancellor prepared a Letter.
Which was read, and agreed to, as follows; (videlicet,)
Letter to the Lords Justices there about it.
"The most Honourable House of Peers, having Occasion to be informed of the Methods which have been practised in appealing from Decrees made in the Court of Chancery in Ireland, have commanded me to desire your Lordships Assistance in that Matter; and that you would, with all convenient Expedition, transmit to them as full and particular an Account thereof as can be found. I am, with great Respect, my Lords,
"Most faithful and humble Servant,
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, (videlicet,) decimum diem instantis Januarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.