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, 11 Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir Richard Cocks and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the general Quiet of the Subject, against all Pretences of Concealments, Encroachments, or other defective Titles;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
L. Weymouth takes the Oaths.
Thomas Lord Viscount Weymouth took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statutes.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. England and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the clearing, repairing, preserving, and maintaining, the Haven and Piers of Great Yarmouth, in the County of Norfolke;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Yarmouth Piers, &c. for repairing, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the clearing, repairing, preserving, and maintaining, the Haven and Piers of Great Yarmouth, in the County of Norfolke."
Taunton Petition for the Bill to make the River Tone navigable.
Upon reading the Petition of the Tenants of the Manor of Taunton and Taunton Deane, in the County of Somerset; praying, "That the Bill, intituled, An Act for making the River Tone navigable, from Bridgewater to Taunton, in the County of Somerset, may pass:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition shall be, and is hereby, referred to the Committee of the whole House to whom the said Bill stands committed; on Friday the Seventeenth Day of this Instant February, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Ward and Levett versus E. of Meath, Appeal from Lords in Ireland.
A Petition being offered to this House, of Edward Ward Esquire, an Infant, Grandson and Heir Apparent to the Right Honourable Edward Lord Dudley and Ward, by Frances Ward Widow, his Mother and Guardian, and of John Levet Esquire and Mary his Wife:
These Lords following were appointed to be a Committee, to consider of the said Petition; and likewise what hath been done, in Pursuance of the Judgement of this House, in the Case of the Society of the Governor and Assistants, London, of the new Plantation in Ulster, in Ireland, and the Bishop of Derry, the 24th May, 1698; which was transmitted, by Order of this House, to the Lords Justices in Ireland; and report to this House:
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Tuesday next, at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Fitch versus Attorney General and Commissioners of the Navy.
The House resuming the adjourned Debate, upon the Petition and Appeal of John Fitch Esquire, from a Decree made in the Exchequer Chamber, the Five and Twentieth Day of July, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-eight, in a Cause there lately depending, between the said John Fitch Complainant, and the King's Attorney General and the Commissioners of the Navy Defendants; as also upon the Answers of His Majesty's Attorney General and Commissioners of the Navy put in thereunto:
After due Consideration of what was offered thereupon, it is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Decree shall be, and is hereby, affirmed.
Dent and Hall to be heard, against the Bill to prohibit the distilling from Corn.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Thomas Dent and John Hall, Distillers from malted Corn, be heard, by their Counsel, against the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prohibit the excessive distilling of Spirits and Low Wines from Corn, and against the Exportation of Beer and Ale, and to prevent Frauds in Distillers," on Wednesday the Fifteenth Day of this Instant February, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon; and that Witnesses do then attend on the Behalf of the Distillers.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, (videlicet,) decimum tertium diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.