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 Lunæ, 21 Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Ld. Hereford takes the Oaths.
This Day Price Lord Viscount Hereford took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.
Bp. Carlisle to preach.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Bishop of Carlisle be, and he is hereby, desired to preach before this House, in the Abbey Church at Westminster, on the Thirtieth Day of January next.
Sea Journals brought in.
Mr. Burchet sent in Two Journals of Captains; (videlicet,) James Greenway, Commander of Her Majesty's Ship The Northumberland; John Greydon Commander, Rear Admiral.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Conyers and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to Her Majesty a Land Tax, for carrying on the War against France and Spain;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Land Tax Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to Her Majesty a Land Tax, for carrying on the War against France and Spain."
ORDERED, That the said Bill be read a Second Time To-morrow, at Ten a Clock.
Shepheard versus Kent et al.
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Samuel Shepheard, John Scarlett, and John Snell, on the Behalf of themselves and others, Judgement Creditors of Richard Kent Esquire, deceased, from a Decree made in the Court of Chancery, the Nineteenth Day of June One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-six, on the Behalf of John Kent Esquire and others, Executors of the said Richard Kent, John Earl of Kildare, and others; and praying, "That the said Decree, and subsequent Orders and Proceedings thereupon, may be set aside and reversed;" as also upon the Answer of the said John Kent put in thereunto; and due Consideration of what was offered by Counsel thereupon:
It is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal of the said Samuel Shepheard, John Scarlett, and John Snell, on Behalf of themselves and others, the Judgement Creditors of the said Richard Kent, shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Decree and Orders therein complained of shall be, and they are hereby, affirmed.
Mr. Bendlows, attending, was called in, and told, That there was a printed Case, which he drew, reflecting on the Respondent in the Cause of Hindmarsh against Everard."
Who, being heard, was by the Lord Keeper reprimanded, according to the Order of the House.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, vicesimum secundum diem instantis Decembris, hora decima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.