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, 25 Aprilis.
Ships K. Wm. and Char. II. to free from Penalties, Bill.
Legg et al. Bill.
Message to H. C. with Amendments to it and Legg's Bill.
Ship Hope, to trade as a free Ship, Bill.
Sir David Collien et al. Nat. Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty the Sum of One Million Four Hundred Eighty-four Thousand and Fifteen Pounds, One Shilling, Eleven Pence Three Farthings, for disbanding the Army, providing for the Navy, and other necessary Occasions."
Message from H. C. to return Bull's Bill.
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Bull, an Infant, to sell his Lands in Kent, for the Payment of Debts and Annuities charged thereon, and for Provision of Younger Children;" to which they have agreed, with One Amendment, whereunto they desire the Concurrence of this House.
the Bill for the Ships Hawke and Rainbow, to trade as free Ships; and the Bill for encouraging Savery's Invention.
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of a new Invention by Thomas Savery, for raising Water, and occasioning Motion to all Sorts of Mill-work, by the impellent Force of Fire;" to which they have agreed, without any Amendment.
Gell against the Bill for the general Quiet of the Subject against defective Titles, &c.
Upon reading the Petition of Francis Gell Esquire; shewing, "That he hath a Lease from the Crown, of several derelict Lands in the County of Flint; and being informed there is an Act now before this House, intituled, An Act for the general Quiet of the Subject against all Pretensions of Concealments, Encroachments, and other defective Titles; and praying to be heard, by his Counsel, before the said Act doth pass:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioner shall be heard, as desired, on Friday the Eight and Twentieth Day of this Instant April, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon; at which Time also His Majesty's Attorney General and the Lord Mayor of London may be heard, if they think fit; and that then also the House shall be put into a Committee upon the said Bill.
Message from H. C. to return Weslyd's Bill.
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the enabling Cyriac Weslyd Esquire to sell some Part of his Estate, which, by Articles upon his Marriage, was agreed to be settled upon his Wife and Children; and for the settling of other Part of his Estate, of better Value, to the same Uses;" to which they have agreed, without any Amendment.
Doughty versus Cotton.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the Cause wherein Philip Doughty is Appellant, and Thomas Cotton and others are Respondents, on Monday the First Day of May next, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Report of the Conference on the Billingsgate Market, Bill.
Then the House took into Consideration the Report of the Conference had with the House of Commons, upon the Subject-matter of the Amendment made by their Lordships to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making Billingsgate a free Market for Sale of Fish."
Committee to prepare Reasons for insisting on the Proviso.
Counter et al. to continue the Imprisonment of, Bill.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Imprisonment of Counter and others, for the late horrid Conspiracy to assassinate the Person of His Sacred Majesty."
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable such Officers and Soldiers as have been in His Majesty's Service during the late War, to exercise Trades, and for Officers to account with their Soldiers;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising the Militia of this Kingdom for the Year One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-nine, although the Month's Pay formerly advanced be not re-paid."
Seamens Petition for Relief.
Upon reading the Petition of William Davis and others, Seamen, in Behalf of themselves and others; as also the Petition of John Bayly and others, in Behalf of themselves and the Ships Company belonging to The Monke:
Wilson versus Monoux:
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Jane Wilson Widow, from a Decree made in the Court of Chancery, the Eleventh Day of February, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-seven, against Lewis Monoux, Francis Brace, and James Yarway; as also upon the Answer of the said Lewis Monoux put in thereunto; and, upon due Consideration of what was offered thereupon:
It is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal of Jane Wilson shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Decree from which she appealed shall be, and is hereby, affermed.
Georgius Treby Miles, Capitalis Justiciarius Com. Placitor. declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, (videlicet,) vicesimum sextum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.