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 Veneries, 27 Maii.
Reneau & al. Nat. Bill.
Garon & al. Nat. Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for securing the Portions intended by Sir William Walter Baronet, deceased, for his Children by the Lady Mary Walter his Second Wife; and for preventing all Doubts which might arise upon the Construction of the Articles and Will therein mentioned."
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Thursday the Ninth Day of June 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.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Lands and Hereditaments in Maydstone, and elsewhere, in the County of Kent, in Trustees, for the Benefit of Diana Cecill and her Heirs."
Lottery Tickets, for better Payment of, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better and more orderly Payment of the Lottery Tickets now payable out of certain additional Duties of Excise, and of other Annuities lately payable out of the Tonnage Duties."
Message from H. C. with Bills.
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting a Coperas Work, late Part of the Estate of Robert Mascall Esquire deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of Debts and other Charges thereupon;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing the Embezzlement of His Majesty's Stores of War, and preventing Cheats, Frauds, and Abuses, in paying Seamens Wages;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Sheppard & al. versus Wright & al.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Friday the Third Day of June next, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Leeward Islands, Planters, for the Bill to settle the African Trade.
Tilsley & al. versus Wright & al.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the Cause wherein Thomas Tilsley and Anne Potenger are Appellants, and Angelot Wright and others Respondents, on Friday the Tenth Day of June next, at Eleven of the Clock.
Returning Juries at the Assizes, &c. Bill for.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy Return of Juries at the Assizes and Sessions," shall be read the Second Time on Tuesday the One and Thirtieth Instant, at Eleven a Clock; and that the Judges do then attend: And also, That they have the said Bill, and the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Discovery and suppressing of House-breakers," delivered them, to peruse in the mean Time.
Sir C. Bradshaw versus Sutton.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the Cause wherein Sir Cornwall Bradshaw is Appellant, and William Sutton Respondent, on Monday the Sixth Day of June next, at Eleven of the Clock.
New Forest, Bill for preserving Timber in.
The Lord Herbert reported from the Committee of the whole House, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Increase and Preservation of Timber in The New Forest in the County of South'ton," as fit to pass, with several Amendments.
Longueville's Answer to the Impeachment against him.
"The humble Answer of Peter Longueville, to the Articles of Impeachment exhibited against him and others, by the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, in Parliament assembled, for high Crimes and Misdemeanors.
"This Defendant, saving and reserving to himself all Advantage and Benefit of Exception to the Generality, Uncertainty, and other Insufficiencies, of the said Articles; of which he humbly prays that Notice may be taken, and a just Regard may be had by your Lordships: He faith, That he is not guilty of all or any the Matters by the said Articles of Impeachment charged against him, in Manner and Form as they are charged against him; and, for his Trial thereof, putteth himself upon, and humbly submitteth to, the Judgement of your Lordships; whose Justice he doth and ever shall rely upon, and therein acquiesce.
Goudet & al. to consider of their Pleas.
John Goudet, David Barreau, Stephen Seignoret, Rene Baudowyn, Nicholas Santini, Peter Dihearse, and John Pearse, were also severally called in; and, kneeling at the Bar, delivered their several Pleas to the Articles of Impeachment against them.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, (videlicet,) vicesimum octavum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.