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 Jovis, 9 Junii.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Humphry Walrond Gentleman to sell Part of his Estate, for the making Provision for his Eldest Son and Elizabeth his Daughter, (who are Lunatics,) and Payment of his Debts, and raising Portions for his other Children."
Message to H. C. with it.
Lustrings and Alamodes, for increasing the Duties on, Bill.
Annuities, to enlarge the Time for purchasing, Bill.
Escapes in Gaols to prevent, Bill, for Relief of Creditors:
Clements to be heard concerning it.
Upon reading the Petition of John Clements Gentleman; praying, "That he may be heard, by his Counsel, touching his Interest by virtue of a Mortgage of the Office of Warden of The Fleete Prison, in relation to the Bill, intituled, An Act for the further Relief of Creditors in Cases of Escapes, and for the better preventing Escapes and other Abuses in the Keepers of Gaols:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners shall be heard, as desired, at the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed, on Wednesday the Fifteenth Day of this Instant June, at Ten of the Clock.
The Earl of Rochester reported from the Committee, the Bill, 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," as fit to pass, without any Amendment.
Hodie 3a 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."
The Earl of Rochester reported from the Committee, the Bill, 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," as fit to pass, without any Amendment.
Seignoret, to have the Lustring Company's Books at his Trial.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Books of the Lustring Company, from the Year One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-three to the Year One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-seven, shall be produced, at the Trial of Stephen Seignoret, at the Bar of this House, on Thursday the Sixteenth Day of this Instant June, at Eleven of the Clock, to be made Use of as the House shall direct.
Wool, Fuller's Earth, &c. to enclose the Acts against Exportation of, Bill.
The Earl of Stamford reported from the Lords Committees, (appointed to draw an Address to be presented to His Majesty, relating to the Woollen Manufacture in Ireland,) the following Address; (videlicet,)
Address to the King, to discourage the Woollen Manufacture of Ireland, and desiring He will recommend to them the Increase of their Linen Manufacture.
"We, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, do humbly represent unto Your Majesty, that the growing Manufacture of Cloth in Ireland, both by the Cheapness of all Sorts of Necessaries for Life, and Goodness of Materials for making of all Manner of Cloth, doth invite Your Subjects of England, with their Families and Servants, to leave their Habitations, to settle there, to the Increase of the Woollen Manufacture in Ireland; which makes Your Loyal Subjects in this Kingdom very apprehensive that the further Growth of it may greatly prejudice the said Manufacture here; by which the Trade of this Nation and the Value of Lands will very much decrease, and the Numbers of Your People be much lessened here: Wherefore we do most humbly beseech Your most Sacred Majesty, that Your Majesty would be pleased, in the most public and effectual Way that may be, to declare to all Your Subjects of Ireland, that the Growth and Increase of the Woollen Manufacture there hath long, and will ever be looked upon with great Jealousy by all Your Subjects of this Kingdom, and, if not timely remedied, may occasion very strict Laws, totally to prohibit and suppress the same; and, on the other hand, if they turn their Industry and Skill to the settling and improving the Linen Manufacture, for which generally the Lands of that Kingdom are very proper, they shall receive all Countenance, Favour, and Protection, from Your Royal Influence, for the Encouragement and promoting of the said Linen Manufacture, to all the Advantage and Profit that Kingdom can be capable of.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lords with White Staves do humbly attend His Majesty, with the Address of this House, concerning the Woollen Manufacture in Ireland.
Trade to Africa, Bill for settling.
Messages from H. C. with Bill.
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for erecting Work-houses and Houses of Correction in the Town of Shaftesbury, and for the better Employment and Maintenance of the Poor there;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
The other, intituled, "An Act for preventing Frauds and Abuses in the charging, collecting, and paying the Duties upon Marriages, Births, Burials, Batchelors, and Widowers;" to which said Bills they desire the Concurrence of this House.