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, 20 Junii.
Glover versus Seignoret.
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Gabriel Glover, of London, Merchant, from a Decree made in the Court of Chancery, the Thirtieth Day of October last, on the Behalf of Stephen Seignoret, of London, Merchant; and praying, "That the said Decree may be considered, and the Petitioner relieved;" as also upon the Answer of the said Stephen Seignoret put in thereunto:
It is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal of Gabriel Glover shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Decree therein complained of shall be, and is hereby, affirmed: And it is further ORDERED, That the said Gabriel Glover shall pay, or cause to be paid, to the said Stephen Seignoret, the Sum of Twenty Pounds, for his Costs.
Message from H. C. about the E. of Orford's Trial; that they will proceed first against L. Somers, when Preliminaries are settled, and they have received Satisfaction against L. Haversham:
To acquaint this House, "That, in Answer to the Message of the Lords, appointing Monday next for the Trial of the Earl of Orford; that the Lords have been acquainted, that the Commons would proceed in the First Place against the Lord Sommers; and they are ready to go to that Lord's Trial, as soon as ever the Commons have received Satisfaction for the Affront offered to the House of Commons, by the Lord Haversham, at the Free Conference, and that the necessary Preliminaries are adjusted by a Committee of both Houses."
Committee for Impeachments to draw an Answer to it.
Bagneol & al. Nat. Bill.
Then the Amendments made by the House of Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Peter Bagneol, Daniel Senault," and others, were read Thrice, and agreed to; and ORDERED, That the Commons have Notice, the Lords have agreed to their Amendments made to the said Bill.
Sir T. Stanley's Bill.
The Lord Jeffreys reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir Thomas Stanley Baronet to charge certain Manors and Lands, in the County of Lancaster, with Three Thousand Pounds, for Payment of his Sisters Portions and his Debts," as fit to pass, without any Amendment.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir Thomas Stanley Baronet to charge certain Manors and Lands, in the County of Lancaster, with Three Thousand Pounds, for Payment of his Sisters Portions and his Debts."
Dutchy of Cornwall Leases, &c. Bill.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to make Leases and Copies of Offices, Lands, and Hereditaments, Parcel of His Dutchy of Cornwall, or annexed to the same, and for Confirmation of Leases already made."
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to make Leases and Copies of Offices, Lands, and Hereditaments, Parcel of His Dutchy of Cornwall, or annexed to the same, and for Confirmation of Leases already made."
Appropriating £. 3,700 Weekly, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for appropriating Three Thousand Seven Hundred Pounds, Weekly, out of certain Branches of Excise, for public Uses; and for making a Provision for the Service of His Majesty's Household and Family, and other His necessary Occasions."
Message to H. C. that the Lords have acquitted L. Sommers; that they will proceed on the E. of Orford's Trial; that they never will consent to a Committee of both Houses; and that they will do Justice in L. Haversham's Case.
To acquaint them, "That, in Answer to the Message of the House of Commons of this Day, the Lords do acquaint the Commons, That they might have known, by the Records of the House of Lords, that the Lords have proceeded to the Trial of the Lord Sommers on Tuesday last, being the Day appointed; and the Commons not appearing to maintain their Articles against the said Lord, the Lords have, by Judgement of their House, acquitted him of the Articles of Impeachment against him exhibited by the House of Commons, and all Things therein contained; and have dismissed the said Impeachment.
"The Commons still pressing for a Committee of both Houses (which the Lords never can consent to, for the Reasons already given); their Lordships can infer nothing from their persisting in that Demand, than that they never designed to bring any of their Impeachments to a Trial.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, (videlicet,) vicesimum primum diem instantis Junii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.