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, 6 Junii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Message from H. C. for a Conference on the Impeachments depending.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. St. John and others:
To desire a Conference with this House, upon the Subject-matter of the Message of this House of the Fourth Instant.
It being proposed, "To return Answer, That this House will send an Answer by Messengers of their own;" and Debate thereupon:
The House agreed to a present Conference.
Then the Commons, being called in, were told, "That the Lords agree to a Conference, as desired; and appoint it presently, in the Painted Chamber."
The Lords following were named Managers of the Conference; (videlicet,)
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Topham and others.
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising the Militia for One Year, although the Month's Pay formerly advanced be not re-paid;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Richard Bigg to charge Part of his Estate in the County of Hertford with the Payment of his Debts."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said last mentioned Bill be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Friday the Twentieth Day of this Instant June, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Lynn Workhouses, &c. Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for erecting Hospitals and Workhouses, within the Borough of King's-Lynn, in the County of Norfolke, for the better employing and maintaining the Poor there."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be referred to the Lords Committees abovenamed; who are to meet on Monday next.
Double Returns so prevent, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing a former Act, to prevent false and double Returns of Members to serve in Parliament."
ORDERED, That the said Bill be read the Third Time To-morrow.
Conference on the Impeachments depending:
The Commons being come to the Conference; the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference.
Which being ended, the House was resumed.
And the Lord Steward reported, "That the Lords had attended the Conference; and that Mr. Harcourt managed the Conference, and said,
Commons propose a Committee of both Houses should be appointed to consider of Methods of proceeding on them:
"The Commons have desired this Conference, upon your Lordships Message of the Fourth of June, in order to preserve a good Correspondence with your Lordships; which will always be the Endeavour of the Commons, and is at this Time particularly necessary, in order to bring the impeached Lords to a speedy Trial. And because the Messages which your Lordships have thought fit to send to the Commons, and the Answers thereunto, seem not to tend towards expediting the Trials, which the Commons so much desire, but may rather furnish Matter of Dispute between the Two Houses; the Commons therefore choose to follow the Methods formerly used with good Success upon the like Occasions: And for the more speedy and easy adjusting and preventing any Differences which have already happened, or may arise, previous to or upon these Trials; the Commons do propose to your Lordships, that a Committee of both Houses be nominated, to consider of the most proper Ways and Methods of proceeding on Impeachments, according to the Usage of Parliament."
Committee of Impeachments to meet.
ORDERED, That the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Manner of Proceedings on Impeachments do meet To-morrow, upon the Report of this Conference; and inspect the Journals, and report to the House.
Lloyd versus Cardy.
After hearing Counsel upon the Petition and Appeal of William Lloyd Esquire, from a Decree made in the Court of Chancery, by the Master of the Rolls, the Seven and Twentieth Day of June, Anno Duodecimo Gulielmi Tertli, and confirmed by him, upon a Re-hearing, the Four and Twentieth Day of October last, in a Cause there depending, between the said William Lloyd Complainant, and John Cardy Defendant; and since confirmed by the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England, the First of March last; and praying, "That the said Orders and Decrees may be set aside and reversed;" as also upon the Answer of the said John Cardy put in thereunto; and due Consideration of what was offered thereupon:
It is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal of William Lloyd shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Decree and Orders therein complained of shall be, and they are hereby, affirmed.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear One Counsel, upon the Petition of William Wharton and Eunuce his Wife, as also One Counsel for Sir Joseph Tiley and Dame Deborah his Wife, on Monday next, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Thwaytes versus Dey.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the Cause wherein Josiah Thwayts is Appellant, and John Dey and Frances his Wife are Respondents, on Tuesday the Tenth Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
American Plantations, Bill to reunite Governments of to the Crown.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House shall be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for re-uniting to the Crown the Government of several Colonies and Plantations in America," on Wednesday the Eleventh of June; at which Time the Earl of Bathe and others shall be heard to the said Bill, in the Committee.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, (videlicet,) septimum diem instantis Junii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.