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, 18 Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
The Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas sat Speaker.
L. Lexington takes the Oaths.
This Day Robert Lord Lexington took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statutes.
Corn, Malt, &c. to prohibit the Exportation of, Bill.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, 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."
And, after some Time, the House was resumed.
And the Earl of Stamford reported, "That the Committee had made some Progress in the Bill; and are of Opinion, that the Commissioners of the Customs attend To-morrow, and such as are concerned on the Behalf of the Inhabitants of the Islands of Jersey and Guernsey."
Commissioners of Customs, and Persons for Jersey and Guernsey, to attend.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Commissioners of the Customs, and such other Persons who are concerned on the Behalf of the Inhabitants of the Islands of Jersey and Guernsey, do attend this House To-morrow, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.
ORDERED, That this House shall be put into a Committee again, upon the said Bill, To-morrow, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Oldbury versus Wynn.
The House being this Day moved, on the Behalf of Owen Wynn, Respondent to the Appeal of John Oldbury Merchant, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the said Cause:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear Counsel thereupon, on Tuesday the One and Thirtieth Day of this Instant January, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Buttons, to prevent making of Cloth, &c. Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent the making or selling Buttons made of Cloth, Serge, Drugget, or other Stuffs."
ORDERED, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Friday Morning next.
Georgius Treby Miles, Capitalis Justiciarius Communium Placitorum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, (videlicet,) decimum nonum diem instantis Januarii, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.