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, 26 Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Messages from H. C. with Bills, and to return the Bp. of Chichester's.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Robinson and others:
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Lord Bishop of Chichester to make Leases of certain Houses and Grounds belonging to the Bishopric of Chichester, situate in Chancery Lane, for a competent Number of Years;" to which they have agreed, with One Amendment, whereunto they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Which Amendment, being read Thrice, was agreed to; and ORDERED, That the Commons have Notice thereof.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Brotherton and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Streynsham Master Esquire to sell Lands in Kent, which were agreed to be settled by his Marriage Articles; and to convey Lands in Derbyshire, of a greater Value, to the same Uses;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir John Elwell and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Naturalization of John Francis Fauquier, Joseph Du Casse, and others;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for determining Differences by Arbitration."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Meredith and Mr. Pitt:
To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Inland Billa, for better Payment of, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Payment of Inland Bills of Exchange."
Bp. of Winchester's Bill, for Alverstoke Water-works.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming a Lease granted by the Lord Bishop of Winchester of a Parcel of Waste Ground in Alverstock, in the County of Southampton, for the erecting of Water-works there, and for improving the same."
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.
Bertie's Libel against the Chancellor, concerning Proceedings in Chancery:
The House being this Day upon the Consideration of a Paper, declared by this House, the 17th Instant, to be a false, malicious, and scandalous Libel, reflecting on the Lord Chancellor and his Proceedings in the Court of Chancery; and the Printer of the said Paper having made Oath, "That he had the Copy thereof from Mr. Robert Bertie, Son of the Earl of Abingdon:"
E. of Abingdon asks Pardon, in his Son's Name:
The Earl of Abingdon stood up, in his Place; and declared, "That he doth, in the Name of his Son, ask Pardon of this House and the Lord Chancellor, for his said Son's Offence."
Which the House and the Lord Chancellor accepted.
Libel to be burnt.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Paper, declared by this House, the Seventeenth Instant, to be a false, malicious, and scandalous Libel, intituled, "An Abstract, or State, of the Matter of Fact in Mr. Bertie's Case, for the Estate of John Cary Esquire, in Right of Elizabeth his Wife, Niece and sole Heir of the said John Cary, with some Remarks on the Judgement given therein," shall be burnt, by the Hands of the Common Hangman, in The Old Palace Yard, Westm'r, between the Hours of Twelve and One of the Clock on Monday next.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, (videlicet,) vicesimum octavum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.