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 Mercurii, 25 Maii.
Trade to Affrica, Bill to settel:
Virginia and Maryland Planters to be heard against it.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners, or any others, shall be heard, by themselves or Counsel, what they have to offer in relation to the said Bill, on Monday the Thirtieth Day of this Instant May, at Eleven of the Clock.
Message from H. C. with Bills.
Backwell's Creditors, for Relief of, Bill.
Report of the Conference on the Bill for suppressing of Biasphemy; &c.
And the Lord Bishop of London reported, "That they had attended the Conference; and that the Commons do not agree to the First Amendment, because it will subject the Jews who live amongst us to all the Pains and Penalties contained in the Bill, which must therefore of Necessity ruin them, or drive them out of the Kingdom; and cannot be thought was the Intention of your Lordships, since here they have the Means and Opportunities to be informed of, and rightly instructed in, the Principles of the true Christian Religion: But the Commons do agree to the Two last Amendments made by their Lordships to the Bill, intituled, An Act for the more effectual suppressing of Blasphemy and Profaneness."
ORDERED, That the Report made this Day of the Conference with the Commons, upon the Subject-matter of the Lords Amendments to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual suppressing of Blasphemy and Profaneness," shall be considered on Tuesday the One and Thirtieth Day of this Instant May, at Eleven of the Clock.
New Forest, Proposals for enclosing, to preserve the Timber there.
The Earl of Tankerville reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider what may be the best and most effectual Way for making Enclosures and Fences for the Preservation of the Timber in The New Forest, That they had heard and received several Proposals from several Persons in relation thereunto; which they offered to their Lordships Consideration."
New Forest, Bill for Increase of Timber in.
Then the said Proposals were read; and the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Increase and Preservation of Timber, in The New Forest, in the County of Southampton."
Ayr and Calder Rivers, for making navigable, Bill.
Whereas this Day was appointed for resuming the Debate, after hearing Counsel, for and against the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making navigable the Rivers Ayr and Calder, in the County of Yorke; and some of the Brethren of Trinity House to attend:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Debate shall be resumed on Wednesday the First Day of June next, at Eleven of the Clock; and that some of the Members of Trinity House do then attend, in relation to their Report delivered this Day; and no other Business to intervene; and all the Lords summoned to attend.