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, 7 Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Chenevix & al. Nat. Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to naturalize Philip Chenevix and others."
Lloyd & al. Nat. Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to naturalize William Lloyd, Cornelius de Witt, and Godfrey Lloyd."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be referred to the same Committee to whom Mr. Meoles' Bill stands committed.
Carcassonet & al. Nat. Bill:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Naturalization of John Francis de Carcassonet and others."
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 John Hoskyns and Mr. Meredith:
To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Message from thence, with a Bill.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir Joseph Tredenham and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent the Exportation of Wool out of the Kingdom of Ireland and England into Foreign Parts, and for the Encouragement of the Woollen Manufactures in the Kingdom of England;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Sir T. Darcy's Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of some Part of the Estate of Sir Thomas Darcey, deceased, for Payment of Debts."
Then the following Petition, being offered, was read, (videlicet,)
E. of Warwick's Pet. for a speedy Trial, or to be bailed;
"To the Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled.
"The humble Petition of Edward Earl of Warwick and Holland;
"That your Lordships, on your Petitioner's Surrender of himself, have been pleased to commit him to The Tower, as standing accused for the Death of Mr. Coote; in which Matter your Petitioner doubts not to acquit himself to your Lordships Satisfaction: But his Consinement being very uneasy and prejudicial to his Health;
"Your Petitioner therefore most humbly prayeth, that your Lordships may be pleased to order, either that your Petitioner may be speedily tried, or admitted to Bail, as your Lordships think fit.
"And your Petitioner shall, as in Duty bound, ever pray, &c.
Committee to inspect the Journals, about Trials in Criminal Cases.
Upon reading the Petition of Edward Earl of Warwick and Holland; praying, "That he may be speedily tried, or admitted to Bail:"
These Lords following were appointed a Committee, to inspect the Journals of this House, upon former Trials of Peers in Criminal Cases, in order to bring the said Earl of Warwick and Holland to a speedy Trial; and report to the House:
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet To-morrow, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, (videlicet,) octavum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.