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, 1 Junii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Watches, &c. for Exportation of, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the exporting Watches, Sword Hilts, and other Manufactures of Silver."
Half-pence, &c. to stop the coining of, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to stop the coining of Half-pence and Farthings for One Year."
Reneu et al. Nat. Bill.
Whereas the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Hillary Reneu and others," was, on the Eight and Twentieth of May last, committed to a Select Committee:
It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Bill shall be, and is hereby, committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Tuesday next, at Eleven of the Clock.
Trade to Africa, Bill for settling.
Whereas this Day was appointed, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to settle the Trade to Africa:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the House shall be put into a Committee thereupon, on Wednesday the Eighth Day of June Instant, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Merchants and Russia Company, to
Whereas Saturday next was appointed for resuming the Debate, after hearing Counsel, for and against the
be heard for and against the Bill, for improving the Trade to Russia.
Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better encouraging and improving the Trade to Russia;" and for hearing several Merchants, and the Russia Company, for and against the said Bill:
It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Merchants and Company shall be heard, on Tuesday next, what they have to offer in relation thereunto; after which, this House will resumed the said Debate; and that all the Lords be summoned then to attend.
Ayr and Calder Rivers, for making navigable, Bill.
The House resumed 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."
After some Time;
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall be read a Second Time ?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making navigable the Rivers Ayr and Calder, in the County of Yorke."
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 Thursday the Sixteenth Day of this Instant June, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Trinity House, to survey the Rivers Ayr, Calder, and Ouse.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Master and Brethren of Trinity House do, with all Expedition, send such Two of their Members as they shall judge proper, to view the Rivers Ayr, Calder, and Ouse; and make their Observations upon the Place, whether making the Rivers Ayr and Calder navigable, as is proposed by the Bill depending in this House, may be prejudicial to Navigation, and particularly the Navigation of the River Ouse, or any Rivers running into that River; and report their Opinions thereupon to this House.
Message from H. C. with Replications to the Answer of Goudet et al.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir Rowland Gwyn and others:
Who brought up the Replications of the Commons, to the Answers of John Goudet, David Barrau, Peter Longueville, Stephen Seignoret, Rene Baudowyn, Nicholas Santiny, and Peter Diharce, Merchants, and John Pearse Gentleman; and also returned the Answer sent to them.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will consider of the said Message, the First Business, on Friday next.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, (videlicet,) tertium diem instantis Junii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.