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, 7 Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Lewin's Act, Bill to rectify Mistakes in.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to rectify some Mistakes in an Act, intituled, An Act to enable John Lewin to sell several Messuages in Southwarke, for Payment of Debts."
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 Monday 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.
Knight to be heard, by Counsel, against the Bill for punishing him for false Indorsements on Exchequer Bills;
Upon reading the Petition of John Knight; praying, "That he may be heard, by his Counsel, against the Bill, intituled, An Act for punishing John Knight Esquire, for procuring counterfeit Indorsements to be made upon several Bills made forth at the Receipt of Exchequer, commonly called Exchequer Bills:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said John Knight shall be heard, by his Counsel, against the said Bill on Saturday the Fourteenth Day of this Instant May, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.
and Burton to be heard against his Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of Bartholomew Burton; praying, "That he may be heard, by his Counsel, before any further Proceeding be had upon the Bill, intituled, An Act for punishing Bartholomew Burton Gentleman, for false indorsing of several Bills made forth at the Receipt of Exchequer, commonly called Exchequer Bills:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioner shall be heard, by his Counsel, as desired, on Monday the Sixteenth Day of this Instant May, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Tea, Coffee, &c. to continue the Duties on, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Duties upon Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate, and Spices, towards Satisfaction of the Debt due for Transport Service for the Reduction of Ireland."
ORDERED, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Monday next, at Eleven of the Clock.
Messages from H. C. to return the Bill for Workhouses, &c. in Hereford; and the Gloucester Highways Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Morgan and others:
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for erecting Hospitals and Workhouses within the City of Hereford, for the better employing and maintaining the Poor there;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the Lords Amendments made therein.
Also a Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Trye and others:
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Highways from the Town of Birdlipp and the Top of Crickley Hill, in the County of Gloucester, to the City of Gloucester;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the Lords Amendments made therein.
Dean and Chapter and Durham versus Corporation of Newcastle:
After hearing Counsel this Day, at the Bar, upon the Petition and Appeal of the Dean and Chapter of Durham of the Cathedral Church of Christ and Blessed Mary, and of Samuel Shepheard, of London, Merchant, against an Order of the Court of Exchequer, bearing Date the Thirteenth Day of July which was in the Eighth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, and against the final Decree of the same Court, bearing Date the Tenth Day of February last, in a Cause there depending, between the Mayor and Burgesses of Newcastle upon Tyne Complainants, and the Appellants Defendants; as also upon the Answer of the Mayor and Burgesses of Newcastle upon Tyne put in thereunto:
Upon due Consideration of what was offered by Counsel thereupon, it is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal of the said Dean and Chapter of Durham, and of Samuel Shepheard of London, Merchant, shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Order and Decree from which they appealed shall be, and are hereby, affirmed.
Officers and Soldiers Children, Nat. Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing the Children of such Officers and Soldiers, and others, the natural-born Subjects of this Realm, who have been born Abroad during the War, the Parents of such Children having been in the Service of this Government."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the same Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to naturalize William Lloyd Esquire and others," is referred.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Three Houses in Swan Alley, in Coleman Street, London, late of Joseph Smith, deceased, for Payment of his Debts, with which the same Houses are chargeable."
King's Answer, about Papers concerning the Lines Manufactory in Ireland.
The Lord Great Chamberlain reported His Majesty's Answer to the Address of this House Yesterday, "That He complies with what the House desired; and will give Order for the Papers to be sent to this House."
Then the House moved, to adjourn to Tuesday next.
The Question was put, "Whether this House shall sit on Monday next?"
It was Resolved in the Negative.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, (videlicet,) decimum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.