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 Veneris, 14 Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
E. of Sussex takes the Oaths.
This Day Thomas Earl of Sussex took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statute.
City of London, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for transferring a Trust in Lands, belonging to the City of London, unto new Trustees."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Saturday the Eight and Twentieth Day of this Instant March, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Trustees forfeited Estates, Ireland, to attend:
Upon reading, this Day, the Report delivered into this House the Sixth Instant, by Mr. Morris Annesley, from the Trustees for Sale of the forfeited Estates in Ireland:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Sir Henry Sheires and Francis Annesley Esquire, Two of the said Trustees, do, with all convenient Speed, attend this House.
Ld. Keeper to write to them.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Keeper do write to the Trustees for Sale of the forfeited Estates in Ireland, and communicate to them the Order of this House, for Sir Henry Sheires and Mr. Annesley's Attendance on this House, in order to explain the Report received from the said Trustees.
Treaties and Papers delivered in.
The Order being read, for taking into further Consideration the Treaties:
The House was acquainted, "That Mr. Yard attended with the Papers, as agreed on Yesterday."
He was called in, and delivered the Papers following at the Table; and then withdrew:
1. "Copie du plein Pouvoir touchant Succession d' Espagne, 2d January, 1699/1700."
2. "A Copy of the King's Warrant for affixing the Great Seal to the said full Power."
3. "A Copy of the Ratification of Partition."
4. "A Copy of the King's Ratification of the Separate and Secret Articles."
5. "A Copy of the King's Warrant for affixing the Great Seal to the Treaty of Partition, Separate and Secret Articles."
These Papers were all read, by the Clerk.
Address about Partition Treaty, Committee to draw.
Lords Committees appointed to draw up and state the Fact, as to the Treaty now in Debate, and all Things and Circumstances relating thereunto; and to draw an Address to be presented to His Majesty thereupon, and report to the House.
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet Tomorrow, at Eleven of the Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, (videlicet,) decimum quintum diem instantis Martii, hora duodecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.