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, 17 Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Lords take the Oaths.
This Day Charles Duke of Bolton, John Duke of Newcastle, and John Lord Bishop of Oxford, took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statutes.
Webb versus Kirke.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Henry Webb, Executor of the last Will and Testament of Doctor Thomas Wood late Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, from a Decree of the Court of Chancery, made the Eighth Day of December One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-eight, in a Cause wherein Thomas Kirke, Executor of Mary Kirke his Wife, was Plaintiff, and the Petitioner Defendant; and praying the Reversal of the said Decree, as to the Sum of One Thousand Nine Hundred Sixty-nine Pounds and Ten Shillings:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Thomas Kirke may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and he is hereby required to put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on Friday the Seven and Twentieth Day of this Instant January, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Corn, Malt, &c. to prohibit the Exportation of, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prohibit the Exportation of any Corn, Malt, Meal, Flour, Bread, Biscuit, or Starch, for One Year, from the Twentieth Day of January One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-eight."
ORDERED, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, To-morrow, at Eleven of the Clock.
Buttons, to prevent making of Cloth, &c. Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent the making or selling Buttons made of Cloth, Serge, Drugget, or other Stuffs."
The House was called.
And the Lords following being absent, and not excused, Letters were ordered to be sent to them; (videlicet,)
ORDERED, That the Lord Chancellor do send to the said absent Lords the following Letter; (videlicet,)
Letter to absent Lords to attend.
"Upon calling over the House this Day, Notice being taken of your Lordship's Absence; I am commanded by the House to let you know, that they do expect your Attendance forthwith upon the Service of the House. My Lord, I am
"Your Lordship's most humble Servant.
"House of Peers, 17° Januarii, 1698."
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, (videlicet,) decimum octavum diem instantis Januarii, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.