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 Sabbati, 26 Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
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 Prizes."
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 several Amendments."
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 answer:"
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 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.