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, 9 Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Pyniot & al. Nat. Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Auguste Pynyot and others."
Ly. Dillon's Petition.
Upon reading the Petition of Mary Wife of Sir John Dillon and Daughter of the Lord Viscount Blessington, both of the Kingdom of Ireland; shewing, "That her Husband Sir John Dillon hath brought a Bill into this House, which may prove very prejudicial to her; and praying, that her Husband may allow her a competent Maintenance, until she come to be heard against the said Bill:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Sir John Dillon may have a Copy of the said Petition; and do answer thereunto before the Second Reading of his Bill.
Bp. of Banger takes the Oaths.
This Day Humphry Lord Bishop of Bangor took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration against Transubstantiation, in Pursuance of the Act in the Five and Twentieth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, intituled, "An Act for preventing Dangers which may happen from Popish Recusants;" his Witnesses being first sworn at the Bar, to prove the Truth of his Certificate concerning his receiving of the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper.
And his Lordship likewise subscribed the Association, pursuant to the Act Septimo & Octavo Gul. Tertii, intituled, "An Act for the better Security of His Majesty's Royal Person and Government."
Box's Divorce Bill.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee, 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."
And, after some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.
And ORDERED, That the Report from the Committee upon the said Bill shall be made To-morrow, at Eleven a Clock.
The House being moved, "That a Committee be appointed to draw what shall be offered to the Commons, in Answer to what they desired at the last Conference:"
ORDERED, That it be the same Committee that drew the last Address; and to meet presently.
Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure.
And, after some Time, the House was resumed.
And the Lord Marquis of Normanby reported, "That the Committee had prepared what was to be offered at the Conference."
Message to H. C. for a Conference on it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Richard Holford and Mr. Pitt:
To desire a Conference, with them, To-morrow, at One of the Clock, in the Painted Chamber, upon the Subject-matter of the last Conference.
Tidcombe versus Buddington.
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Colonel John Tidcombe; as also upon the Answer of James Bodington and John Cholmley; Merchants, put in thereunto:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Report and Consideration of what was offered thereupon shall be adjourned to Monday next, at Eleven a Clock.
Answer from H. C.
The Messengers sent to the House of Commons, return Answer:
That the Commons will give a Conference, as desired.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, (videlicet,) decimum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.