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 Mercurii, 2 Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Brookfield Market, &c. Bill.
The Lord Jeffreys reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming the Grants of Brookfield Market and Fair and Newport Market, in the County of Middl'x," as fit to pass, with some Amendments.
Which were read Twice, and agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with the said Amendments.
ORDERED, That the said Bill be read the Third Time on Tuesday next; and all the Lords summoned.
Managers of the Conference.
The House named the Lords following to be Managers of the Conference; (videlicet,)
Ds. North & Grey.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Ralph Box with Elizabeth Eyre, and to enable him to marry again."
After some Time, the House was resumed; and the following Order was made:
"It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the House shall be put into a Committee again, to proceed on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Ralph Box with Elizabeth Eyre, and to enable him to marry again," To-morrow, at Eleven of the Clock."
Conference, on Partition Treaty:
The Commons being come to the Conference; the Managers Names were read, and the Lords went to the Conference.
Which being ended, the House was resumed.
And the Marquis of Normanby reported the Effect of the Conference, as follows; (videlicet,)
"It appearing, by the Journals of this House, that the Lords have received Information of some Transactions between the Earl of Portland and Mr. Secretrary Vernon, relating to the Partition of the Spanish Monarchy; the Commons, having the said Matter under their Consideration, desire this House would communicate to the Commons what Informations their Lordships have had, of any Transactions relating to any Negotiations, or Treaty of Partition, of the Spanish Monarchy, by Letters, or otherwise; and the Commons are fully assured, your Lordships will readily concur in assisting them in this Inquiry, which they conceive absolutely necessary for the Safety and Honour of this Kingdom, and the Preservation of the Peace of Europe."
Report of the Conference considered.
Then the House went into Consideration of the Report of the Conference.
And, after some Time, the House agreed, that Copies of the Powers given to the Earl of Portland, to negotiate the Treaty of Partition, should be communicated to the House of Commons.
And, after further Debate upon the said Report, it is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this Debate shall be adjourned till To-morrow, Twelve a Clock.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, (videlicet,) tertium diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.