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 Februarii.
Bp. of Bangor takes the Oaths.
Harvey versus Westerne.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Elizabeth Harvey, the only Child of Charles Harvey deceased, from an Order or Decree of Dismission lately made in the Court of Chancery, in a Cause there depending, between the Petitioner Complainant, and Thomas Westerne Defendant:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Thomas Westerne may have a Copy of the said Petition; and shall and he is hereby required to put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on Thursday the Ninth Day of March next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Eden versus Todd.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Laton Eden shall have Time for answering thereunto, until Thursday the Ninth Day of March next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Message from H. C. to return the Bill for making the River Tone navigable.
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and keeping the River Tone navigable, from Bridgewater to Taunton, in the County of Somersett;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made to the said Bill.
Davesseins de Moncall & al. Nat. Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Trustees to sell Part of the Estate of George Scott Esquire, to pay and raise Portions for his Brothers and Sister, and to settle other Part of his Estate."
Desborow's Petition, complaining of being unjustly dismissed from his Command in the Navy.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition shall be, and is hereby, referred to the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Estimate of the Work and Repairs necessary to be done at the several Forts and Batteries upon the River Medway and other Forts, on Monday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; whose Lordships are to send for and hear such Persons concerning the same as they shall think fit; and report to the House.
Smallman versus Brayne:
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of William Smallman and Thomas Gregory, from a Decree pronounced the Two and Twentieth Day of July last, in His Majesty's Court of Exchequer Chamber, at the Suit of Humphry Brayne and Richard Walker; praying, "That the said Decree may be reversed; and that a Trial at Law may be had, to ascertain the Custom mentioned in the Appeal;" as also upon the Answer of the said Humphry Brayne and Richard Walker put in thereunto:
After due Consideration of what was offered thereupon, it is this Day ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal of William Smallman and Thomas Gregory shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Decree therein complained of shall be, and is hereby, affirmed.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, (videlicet,) vicesimum quartum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.