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, 23 Junii.
Registering Ships in Plantation Trade, Bill to give Time for.
Smoak Silver, Peter Pence, &c. Bill to take away the Payment of.
Langhorne versus Leigh.
Upon reading the Petition of Luke Langhorne and Susanna his Wife; shewing, "That Francis Leigh, the last Session of Parliament, the Fourth of March, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-six, brought his Appeal into this House, against a Decree made in the Court of Chancery, the Second of March One Thousand Six Hundred and Ninety, which was only brought for Delay, as appears by their not proceeding thereupon;" and praying, "That the said Petition and Appeal may be dismissed:"
Sheriffs of London versus House-breakers Bill.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Sheriffs of London and Middl'x shall be heard, as desired, on Monday next, at Eleven of the Clock, against the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Discovery and suppressing of House-breakers;" after which, the Bill shall be read a Second Time.
York & al. versus Lustring Company Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of Richard Yorke, Richard Briscoe, and others, Shopkeepers within this Kingdom; praying, "That they may be heard, by their Counsel, to the Bill, intituled, An Act for the better Encouragement of the Royal Lustring Company, and the more effectual preventing the fraudulent Importation of Lustrings and Alamodes:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners shall be heard, as desired, at the Committee of the whole House, on Wednesday next, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.
St. John versus Turner, in Error.
Upon reading the Petition of Henry Turnor Esquire; shewing, "That John St. John hath brought a Writ of Error into this House, on Tuesday last, only for Delay;" and praying, "That the Plaintiff in the said Writ of Error may be ordered to assign his Errors thereupon:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said John St. John shall and he is hereby required to assign Errors in this Case, on or before Saturday next, at Eleven of the Clock.
Method of Proceeding after a Free Conference, Report of Precedents:
The Earl of Rochester reported from the Lords Committees appointed to inspect the Journals, to see what hath been usually the Method of Proceedings between the Two Houses after a Free Conference had, the Precedents following; (videlicet,)
"29th Julii, 1661. A Conference was had, at the Desire of the Commons, on the Bill for Printing; the same Day a Free Conference was had thereon, at the Desire of the Lords; and another Free Conference, at the Desire of the Commons; and afterwards, on the same Day, a Conference was had, at the Desire of the Lords."
Message to H. C. for a Conference, on the Subject of the Free Conference:
Heads for it.
"That the Lords having, upon the Report of the last Free Conference, been acquainted, that Mention had been made, by One of the Members of the House of Commons, that their House had resolved to prosecute the Impeachments against John Goudet and others, by a Committee of the whole House; though at the same Time several others of the Members of that House had declared, there was no Authority given for the saying any such Thing at that Free Conference: However, it having been there said, the Lords have desired this present Conference, to know of the Commons in what Manner they design to prosecute the said Impeachments."
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act that the Ships Panther, Gloucester Frigott, Scarborough, and Antelope, (formerly taken as Prizes and condemned,) may have Freedom of trading as English-built Ships;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Panther, and other Prizes, to trade as English-built Ships, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act that the Ships Panther, Gloucester Frigott, Scarbrough, and Antelope, formerly taken as Prizes and condemned, may have Freedom of trading as English-built Ships."
Embezzlement of Stores, and Frauds in Payment of Seamens Wages, to prevent, Bill.
Message from H. C. to remind the Lords of the Bill against House-breakers.
Answer from thence, about the Conference.
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 further Relief of Creditors in Cases of Escapes, and for the further preventing Escapes and other Abuses in Keepers of Gaols," on Monday next, at Eleven of the Clock; at which Time the Petitioners shall be heard, by their Counsel.
Lustrings, &c. to increase Duties on, Bill.
Ordnance, for applying Surplus-monies to, Bill.
Hodie 3a 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."
Message from H. C. for a Conference, about the Trial of Goudet & al.
Annuities, to enlarge the Time for purchasing of, Bill.
Report of the Conference about the Trials of Goudet & al.
And the Earl of Rochester reported, "That they had attended the Conference, which was managed by Sir Rowland Gwyn; who acquainted the Managers, That the House of Commons will be present at the Trial of John Goudet and others, upon the Impeachments against them, as a Committee of the whole House."
Russia Trade, for improving, Bill.
The Russia Company and Merchants being called in, and heard, in relation to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better encouraging and improving the Trade to Russia," pursuant to the Order of the Sixteenth Instant:
Georgius Treby Miles, Capitalis Justiciarius Commun. Placitor. declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, (videlicet,) vicesimum quartum diem instantis Junii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.