DIE Sabbati, 26 Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Pembroke, Præses.
Comes Dorsett & Middl'x.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. Willughby P.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Commissioners Accompts, Papers, &c.
The Commissioners of Accompts (according to Order)
delivered in, at the Bar, the several Abstracts, Accompts, and Papers, intituled as followeth; (videlicet,)
1. "An Accompt of the Sums of Money received
by the Paymasters, &c. out of the Exchequer and
otherwise, between the 13th February 1688, and
the 24th December 1699."
2. "An Account of the Proceedings of the Commissioners for taking, stating, and determining, the
Debts due to the Army, &c."
"(A.) The Times when the Accompts of the Paymasters, Colonels, and Agents, were brought in; and
when Notices were given, and Letters sent to them,
for that Purpose."
"(B.) An Abstract of the Certificates made forth
before the First Day of September 1700, to the Paymaster of His Majesty's Forces; with a Distinction
of the Poundage and the Royal Hospital during the
whole Time of the respective Accompts."
"(C.) An Accompt of the Sums of Money arising
from Receipts taken off, and other Allowances made,
in the Regiments already certified for, by Warrants
dated since the 10th of April 1700."
"(D.) Comparisons of the Arrears of the Army,
&c. delivered into Parliament, with those to the
Commissioners; and of those to the Commissioners,
with the Arrears certified for, and found due."
"(E.) A List of the Regiments, Garrisons, &c.
whose Accompts have been under Examination, or
are not brought in."
"(F.) An Estimate of the Debt of His Majesty's
Navy Royal, on the 31th December 1700, taken
from the several Offices."
"(G.) A State of the Transport Debt."
"(H.) Copy of a Precept to the Commissioners for
Countess of Anglesey's Bill for a Separation.
The Lord North & Grey reported from the Committee of the whole House, the Bill, intituled, "An
Act for separating James Earl of Anglesey from Katherine Countess of Anglesey his Wife, for the
Cruelty of the said Earl: That the Committee had
gone through the said Bill; and agreed to it, with
Which were read Twice, and agreed to.
ORDERED, That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.
Allen versus Att. General of the Dutchy.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Thomas
Allen Junior, an Infant, by Stephen Barnes Gentleman,
Guardian, Elizabeth Allen Widow, William Sherard Junior, and William Wells, against an Order or Decree
made in the Dutchy Court of Lancaster, on the Eighteenth Day of February last past, for reviving, ratifying,
and confirming, a Decree made the Fifteenth Day of
June, in the Two and Twentieth Year of King James
the First, on the Behalf of His Majesty; and praying,
"That the revived Decree and Proceedings thereupon may be reversed; and that, in order thereto,
His Majesty's Attorney General of the Dutchy may
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That His said Majesty's
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
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.