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 Veneris, 13 Maii.
Tea, Coffee. &c. Duties, on, Bill to continue.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, 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."
Hodie 3a 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."
Duty on Coals, &c. Bill.
Malt, Bill to repeal the Act against the excessive making of.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal an Act made in the Thirty-ninth Year of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, intituled, An Act to restrain the excessive making of Malt; and to discharge and vacate Orders, made by Justices of Peace by virtue thereof, (fn. 1)Maltsters from making of Malt."
Colchester Workhouses, &c. Bill. Lords do not insist upon their Amendments.
Then the House took into Consideration what was offered at the Conference, by the Commons, upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for erecting Hospitals and Work-houses within the Town of Colchester, in the County of Essex, for the better employing and maintaining the Poor thereof," for their Disagreement to the Clauses B. and C. added by their Lordships to the said Bill.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for erecting Work-houses and Houses of Correction, in the Town of Kingston upon Hull, for the Employment and Maintenance of the Poor;" to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
Salby, Cawood, &c. Inhabitants of, versus Ayr and Calder Rivers, Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of the Gentlemen, Freeholders, and principal Inhabitants, of the Towns of Selby, Cawood, Wistow, Stillingflleete, Naburne, Acaster, Malbis, Bishopthorpe, Middlethorpe, and Fontforth; praying to be heard, before the passing of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making navigable the Rivers Ayr and Calder, in the County of Yorke:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners shall be heard, as desired, on Wednesday the Eighteenth Day of this Instant May, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Coin, Bill to prevent counterfeiting, &c.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing the counterfeiting, clipping, and other diminishing, the Coin of this Kingdom."
Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.
Impeachments, Report concerning the Method of receiving.
The Earl of Stamford reported, from the Lords Committees appointed to consider the Method of receiving Impeachments from the House of Commons, "That the Committee had inspected the Books; and ordered him to report the Precedents, as follow; (videlicet,)