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 Martis, 31 Maii.
Dux Leeds, Ds. Præses.
Dux Devon, Ds. Senescallus.
Comes Lindsey, Ds. Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Essex. 2.
Comes Scarsdale. 1.
(fn. 1) Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. Willughby Er.
Ds. Berkeley Ber.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Arundell Tr.
Sheriffs of London versus House Breakers Bill.
Juries, for returning at Assizes, Bill.
Relief of Creditors, Bill to repeal the Act for.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Sheriffs of London shall be heard on Friday next, against the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Discovery and Suppressing of House-breakers;" and also that the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy Return of Juries at the Assizes and Session;" and also the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Repeal of an Act, made the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for Relief of Creditors, by making Compositions with their Debtors, in case Two Thirds in Number and Value do agree;" shall be read the Second Time; and that all the Judges do then attend, to be heard relating to these Bills.
The Lord Guilford reported from the Committee, the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Hawkes Gentleman to sell Lands, in the County of Salop, for Payment of his Debts," as fit to pass, without any Amendment.
Hawkers and Pedlars, for licensing, Bill.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for licensing Hawkers and Pedlars, for a further Provision of Interest for the Transport Debt for reducing of Ireland."
Blasphemy, &c. for suppressing, Bill.
The House took into Consideration the Report of the Conference, upon the Subject-matter of the First Amendment made by their Lordships to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual suppressing of Blasphemy and Profaneness."
Message to H. C. that the Lords do not insist upon Amendment to it.
Foubert versus De Cresserons.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Mr. Henry Foubert may enter into a Recognizance for Magd'n Foubert, upon her Appeal depending in this House, wherein Charles De Cresserons is Respondent.
Merchants versus Russia Bill.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners shall be heard, as desired, on Saturday next, at Eleven of the Clock; and that the Russia Company shall be then heard, by themselves or Counsel, if they think fit.