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, 24 Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Messages from H. C. with a Bill, and to return Madsacker & al. Nat. Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Henry Colt and others:
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the naturalization of Gerard Madsacker and others;" to which they have agreed, with some Amendments, whereunto they desire the Concurrence of this House.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir John Bowles and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Trustees of William Knott Gentleman and his Wife to sell a Lease of Houses, in Breadstreet London, for Payment of Debts; and to settle another Estate, of better Value, in Lieu thereof;" to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Thomas Kinnersley Esquire, an Infant, to make a Jointure and Settlement of his Estate."
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 Thursday 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.
E. of Macclesfeld's Divorce, Bill.
After hearing, this Day, Counsel and several Witnesses on the Behalf of the Earl of Maclesfeld, in order to make out the Allegations of his Bill; the Counsel of the Countess of Maclesfeld being present:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will proceed to hear Witnesses further thereupon, To-morrow, at Twelve of the Clock.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, (videlicet,) vicesimum quintum diem instantis Januarii, hora duodecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.