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 Veneris, 17 Junii.
Shaftesbury Work houses, &c. Bill.
The Earl of Manchester reported from the Committee, the 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," as fit to pass, without any Amendment.
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Friday the First Day of July 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.
Bp. of Winchester's Bill for Alverstoke Water-works:
The Earl of Rochester reported from the Lords Committees appointed to draw Reasons, to be offered at a Conference with the House of Commons, for their Lordships Disagreement to the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming a Lease granted by the Lord Bishop of Winchester, of a Parcel of Waste Ground in Alverstock, in the County of Southampton, for the erecting of Water-works there, and for improving the same."
Message to H. C. for a Conference about it.
Watches, &c. for Exportation of, Bill.
Ordnance, for applying Surplus Money to, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for applying to the Use of His Majesty's Navy and Ordnance the Overplus of the Money and Stores which were provided for the building Seven and Twenty Ships of War."
ORDERED, That the said Bill be committed to the same Committee to whom the 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," is referred.
Foubert versus De Cresserons:
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Magdalen Foubert Widow, from a Decree made in the Court of Chancery, in a Cause wherein Charles De Cresserons is Complainant, against the Petitioner and Margaret Lorin and others Defendants; as also upon the Answers of Charles De Cresserons and Margaret Lorin put in thereunto:
Upon due Consideration of what was offered thereupon, it is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal of Magdalen Foubert shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Decree from which they appealed shall be, and is hereby, affirmed.
Relief of Creditors, in Cases of Bankruptcy, Bill to repeal the Act for:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal the 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."
Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.
Escapes from Gaols, to prevent, Bill for Relief of Creditors.
ORDERED, That the House shall be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Creditors in Cases of Escapes, and for the further preventing Escapes and other Abuses in the Keepers of Gaols," on Tuesday next, after the Second Reading of the Poll Bill.
Tilsley versus Wright.
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 is Respondent, on Wednesday the Two and Twentieth Day of this Instant June, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.