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, 23 Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Minehead Harbour, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the recovering, securing, and keeping in Repair, the Harbour of Minhead, for the Benefit and Support of the Navigation and Trade of this Kingdom."
Frivolous Suits, for preventing, Bill.
The Lord Jeffreys reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual preventing of frivolous and vexatious Suits in Law," 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.
Cardoso & al. Nat. Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of Jasper Cardoso and Norman Van TWedde; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for their Naturalization:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners have hereby Leave to bring in a Bill, as desired.
Glover versus Seignoret.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Gabriel Glover, of London, Merchant, from a Decree made in the Court of Chancery, the Thirtieth Day of November last, on the Behalf of Stephen Seignoret, of London, Merchant; and praying, "That the said Decree may be considered, and the Petitioner relieved; and that, in the mean Time, all Proceedings against the Petitioner on the said Decree may be stayed:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Stephen Seignoret may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and he is hereby required to put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on Saturday the One and Thirtieth Day of this Instant May; and that, in the mean Time, all Proceedings upon the said Decree be stayed in the Court below.
Sir C. Barrington's Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir Charles Barrington Baronet to settle a Jointure, and make Provision for his Younger Children."
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 Seventh Day of June next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Performance of the last Will of Henry Apsley Esquire, deceased."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be referred to the Committee above-named.
Deye versus Thwayts.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Chief Baron, Mr. Justice Powis, and Mr. Baron Hatsell, do attend this House on Monday next, at Eleven a Clock.
American Plantations, Bill for reuniting Governments of to the Crown:
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for re-uniting to the Crown the Government of several Colonies and Plantations in America.
E. of Bath & al. against it.
Upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for re-uniting to the Crown the Government of several Colonies and Plantations in America;" as also upon reading the Petition of John Earl of Bath on Behalf of himself and others, the Lords Proprietors of the Province of Carolina and The Bohemia Islands, in America:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Bill shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Monday the Second Day of June next; at which Time the Petitioners shall be heard, by their Counsel, to the said Bill.
Freeman versus Desbrowe.
Upon reading the Petition of Samuel Freeman Esquire, Captain in the Regiment of Colonel Seymour; shewing, "That there is an Appeal depending in this House, wherein Nathan Desbrowe is Appellant, and the Petitioner and others are Respondents; which Cause was appointed to be heard this Day, but now stands for the One and Thirtieth Instant; and the Petitioner, being commanded to march to Holland, humbly prays some shorter Day may be appointed, for hearing the said Cause:"
Upon Consideration whereof, it is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Cause shall be heard on Tuesday next, the First Business; and all other Causes put off in Course.
Mainwaring versus Thickness.
Upon reading the Petition of Elizabeth Mainwareing, Respondent to the Petition and Appeal of Ralph Thicknesse and Elizabeth his Wife; shewing, "That Ralph Thickness and his Wife brought their Appeal into this House, to which the Petitioner hath answered; but the Appellant hath not entered into a Recognizance, their Appeal being for Delay; and praying a Day of Hearing:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Wednesday the Fourth Day of June next, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon; and that the Appellant do forthwith enter into a Recognizance, as is usual in like Cases.
Perkin's Witnesses to attend.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Dorothy Clapcoate, Elianor Graham, Mary Champion, James Morgan, George Weedon, Katherine Weedon, George Davis, Mary Davis, John Allen, Susan Allen, Peter Beavoire, Mary Beavoire, James Doble, William Wright, Francis Davenporte, Mary Davenporte, John Roberts, Mary Roberts, Robert Delaware, Mary Jones, Thomas Jolly, James d' Boyes, and Mr. Robert Mees, shall and they are hereby required to attend this House, To-morrow, at Eleven a Clock in the Forenoon, as Witnesses, to be examined on the Behalf of Edmund Perkins Esquire.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, (videlicet,) vicesimum quartum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.