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 Sabbati, 28 Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Heveningham and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act to prohibit the excessive distilling of Spirits and low Wines from Corn, and against the exporting of Beer and Ale, and to prevent Frauds in Distillers;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Corn, Malt, &c. to prohibit Exportation of, Bill, Report of the Conference about Lords Amendments to it:
The Commons being come to the Conference, the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference.
Which being ended, the House was resumed.
And the Earl of Stamford reported, "That the Managers had attended the Conference; and that the Commons have agreed to some of the Lords Amendments to 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 Ninetyeight; and disagreed to others."
And then his Lordship acquainted the House with the Commons Reasons for their Disagreement.
Managers to prepare Reasons for insisting.
ORDERED, That the Managers of the Conference do meet on Tuesday next, to prepare what shall be offered at a Conference with the House of Commons, for the Lords insisting on their Amendments.
Printing, for regulating, Bill:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating of Printers and Printing Presses."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir Robert Legard:
To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Supply Bill for disbanding the Army.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, for disbanding the Army, and other necessary Occasions."
After some Time, the House was resumed.
And the Lord Herbert reported, "That the Committee had gone through the said Bill; and think it fit to pass, without any Amendment."
ORDERED, That the said Bill be read the Third Time on Tuesday Morning next, at Eleven of the Clock.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, (videlicet,) tricesimum diem instantis Januarii, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.