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 Jovis, 16 Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Bishops to preacr on Fastday and 30th January.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Bishop of Oxford be, and he is hereby, desired to preach before this House, in the Abbey Church at Westminster, on Wednesday the Nineteenth Day of January next, being appointed a General and Public Fast, to be observed throughout this Kingdom.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Bishop of St. Asaph be, and he is hereby, desired to preach before this House, in the Abbey Church at Westminster, on the Thirtieth Day of January next, being the Anniversary Fast for the Martyrdom of King Charles the First.
Ivory, Leave for a Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of Dame Anne Ivory, on the Behalf of her Three Younger Children, Anne, Barbara, and Talbot Ivory; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for supplying the Defect of a Power of Execution of Sir John Ivory, for making Provision for his Younger Children; Sir John Talbot, the surviving Trustee, being willing and consenting thereunto, it being for the real Benefit of the Family:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioner hath hereby Leave given to bring in a Bill, as desired.
Land Tax Bill.
Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to Her Majesty, by a Land Tax, to be raised in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Four."
After some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.
And the Lord Lucas reported, "That the Committee had gone through the said Bill; and think it fit to pass, without any Amendment."
ORDERED, That the said Bill be read a Third Time To-morrow.
Cholmondeley's Nat. Bill:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Elizabeth Cholmondeley, Wife of George Cholmondeley Esquire."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir John Francklyn and Mr. Hiccock:
To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
L. Dillon's Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of Henry Lord Viscount Dillon, in the Kingdom of Ireland, for Payment of his Debts; and for settling an Equivalent in other Part of his Estate on the Viscountess his Wife, for her Jointure."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Friday the One and Thirtieth Day of this Instant December, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Sir G. Wheeler's Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir George Wheeler Knight, and Doctor in Divinity, to make Leases of several Houses and Ground, in Channel-Row, in Westminster."
Sir C. Wren to attend.
ORDERED, That Sir Christopher Wren and Her Majesty's Bricklayer do attend this House, presently.
Queen's Message, concerning Sir J. Mackleane:
The House being informed, "That Sir John Mackleane, now in Custody of the Messenger, attended:"
The Lord Steward (by Her Majesty's Command) acquainted the House, "That the Examination relating to Sir John Mackleane, who is ordered to be brought before the House this Day, is a Matter of that Nicety and great Importance, that Her Majesty thinks it will be inconvenient to take it out of the Method of Examination it is now in; and Her Majesty will in a short Time communicate it to this House."
Address for him to be committed to close Custody.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lords with White Staves do attend Her Majesty, humbly to desire Her Majesty, from this House, "That Sir John Macklean may be committed to such safe Custody, as no Person be permitted to speak to him without Her Majesty's Leave; and that he do neither write or receive any Letters or Papers from any Person, without like Permission from Her Majesty."
Sir J Mackleane returned.
ORDERED, That the Messenger who brought Sir John Macklean to this House, do carry him back to the same Place from whence he brought him: And Agreed, That the Lord Romney do appoint a File of Musqueteers to attend Sir John Mackleane, until Her Majesty's Pleasure be further signified.
Smoaking Chimney, to be remedied.
Sir Christopher Wren and Her Majesty's Bricklayer, attending, were called in; and directed to remedy the Inconveniency of the Smoaking Chimney, with all Speed.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, decimum septimum diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.