Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 17, 1701-1705. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Veneris, 3 Novembris.
Expences of the Navy, and State of the Navy Debt, to be brought in.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord High Admiral of England be, and he is hereby, desired to cause to be laid before this House, in Writing, with all convenient Speed, an Accompt of the particular Expences on the several Heads of the Ordinary of the Navy, for the Years 1701, 1702, 1703, and 1704; and also an Accompt of the Debt of the Navy, as it stood at Michaelmas 1701, 1702, 1703, and 1704.
Bp. of Derry, and Ulster Society, Leave for a Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of the Right Reverend Father in God Charles Bishop of Derry, and of the Society of the Governors and Assistants, London, of the New Plantation in Ulster, within the Realm of Ireland; shewing, "That divers Disputes and Differences have heretofore arisen and been prosecuted, between the Predecessors of the Petitioner in the said See, and the said Society, touching the Right of Lands and Fishings in the Province of Ulster; to prevent which for the future, the Petitioners are come to a Compromise and Agreement;" and praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for confirming and settling their Agreement:
Stoppages in the Streets, Order to prevent.
Upon Complaint made to this House, "That there is such an Interruption, by Hackney Coaches, Carts, and Drays in Kings-Street, and the Passages in The Old Palace Yard, in Westm'r, that the Lords and others are frequently hindered from coming to this House; to the great Inconveniency of the Members of both Houses:"
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the High Steward of the City of Westminster, or his Deputy, together with the Justices of the Peace for the said City, shall, by their Care and Directions to the Constables and other Officers within the said Limits, take special Order, that no empty Hackney Coaches be suffered to make any Stay, between Whitehall and The Old Palace Yard in Westminster, from Eleven a Clock in the Forenoon, until Three of the Clock in the Afternoon of the same Day, during the Sitting of this Parliament; and that no Carriages, Drays, or Carts, be permitted to pass through the said Streets and Passages, between the Hours aforesaid, during the Sitting of this Parliament; and herein special Care is to be taken, by the said Deputy Steward, Justices of the Peace, Constables, and all other Officers herein concerned, as the contrary will be answered to this House.