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, 22 Januarii.
Sir Ralph Ashton's Bill:
Message to H. C. with it.
D. Ormonde's Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling the present Duke of Ormond to raise Money, by Sale of Woods, and making Leases of Lives renewable for ever, for Payment of Debts, and for encouraging English Plantation in Ireland."
Keyser & al. Nat. Bill.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling Oliver Neve, of Great Witchingham, in the County of Norfolke, Esquire, to sell Two Houses in London; and for vesting other Lands in the said County, of greater Value, to the same Uses."
Message to H. C. with it.
Ly. Mary Fenwick's Petition:
Committee to prepare an Address for a Reprieve for Sir J. Fenwick for a Week:
The Lords following were appointed a Committee, to draw an humble Address, to be presented to His Majesty, for reprieving Sir John Fenwick for a Week, unless it shall appear to His Majesty that such Reprieve may be of dangerous Consequence to His Person or Government:
Address for a Reprieve to Sir J. Fenwick.
"We the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, having received a Petition from the Lady Mary Fenwick; setting forth, That her Husband had not any Divine with him till Yesterday in the Afternoon; and, for that Reason, praying that we would intercede with Your Majesty, to grant her said Husband a Reprieve for a Week; do humbly address to Your Majesty, out of a charitable Inclination to a condemned Man, that Your Majesty would be graciously pleased that her said Husband's Execution may be delayed for a Week, unless it shall appear to Your Majesty that such Delay may be of dangerous Consequence to Your Royal Person or Government."
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Earl of Scarbrough and the Lord Bishop of London do forthwith attend His Majesty, with the Address of this House, to delay the Execution of Sir John Fenwick for a Week.
Elections, for further regulating, Bill.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Consideration of the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further regulating Elections of Members to serve in Parliament," and the Petitions delivered relating thereunto, shall be resumed To-morrow, at Twelve of the Clock precisely; and all the Lords summoned to attend.
Winchester versus Fowke.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear Counsel, at the Bar, upon the Petition of Henry Winchester and Ann his Wife, and the Answer of Elizabeth Fowke put in thereunto, on Tuesday the Six and Twentieth Day of January Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Trained Bands discharged.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, (videlicet,) vicesimum tertium diem instantis Januarii, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.