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, 5 Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Enclosure of Commons, Bill for.
The House was moved, "That Leave be given to withdraw the Bill, intituled, An Act for enclosing and improving the Commons and Waste Grounds of the Kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales."
To which the House agreed.
Rex versus Mellens, in Error.
Upon reading the Petition of John Earl of Bathe; praying, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Errors argued, upon Two Writs of Error depending in this House; one, wherein the King is Plaintiff, against Phillip Mellens Defendant; the other, wherein the King is Plaintiff, against Robert Greepe Defendant;" as also the Petition of the said Phillip Mellens and Robert Greepe to the same Purpose:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear Counsel, upon the said Writs of Error, on Saturday the Twelfth Day of this Instant March, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Duncomb, for punishing, Bill; whether Counsel shall be heard for it:
Then the House resumed the adjourned Debate Yesterday, Whether Counsel shall be allowed for the Bill, intituled, "An Act for punishing Charles Duncomb Esquire, for contriving and advising the making of false Indorsements of several Bills made forth at the Receipt of Exchequer, commonly called Exchequer Bills."
Conference to be had with H. C. concerning the Reasons for it:
After some Time spent therein; and it having been proposed, "That a Conference might be desired with the Commons, to the End that the Ground upon which that Bill had proceeded in that House might appear more plainly to their Lordships:"
Committee to prepare Heads.
Lords Committees were appointed, to prepare what shall be offered, at a Conference, to be desired with the Commons, upon the Subject-matter of the said Debate; (videlicet,)
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Monday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers.
Sir W. Godolphin's Bill.
After hearing Counsel for and against the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing the Administration of the Goods and Chattels of Sir William Godolphin Knight, deceased."
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing the Administration of the Goods and Chattels of Sir William Godolphin Knight, deceased."
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Bill shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Tuesday next, at Eleven of the Clock; and that the Parties heard this Day may then be heard, by their Counsel, if they think fit.
Judges to attend.
ORDERED, That all the Judges attend this House on Monday next, at Eleven of the Clock.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That all the Lords in and within Twenty Miles of London be summoned to attend this House on Friday next, at Eleven of the Clock.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, (videlicet,) septimum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.