Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 18, 1705-1709. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Mercurii, 6 Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Barclay Castle and Montross, free Ships, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making the Ships The Barclay Castle and James of Montross free Ships."
Frauds relating to Stamp Duties, to prevent, Bill.
The House (pursuant to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for redressing and preventing several Frauds and Practices relating to Her Majesty's Duties upon Stamped Vellum, Parchment, and Paper; and regulating the Clerks and Attornies of the Courts of Queen's Bench and Common Pleas at Westminster."
After some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.
And the Earl of Winchilsea reported, "That the Committee of the whole House had gone through the Bill; and think it fit to pass, with some Amendments; which his Lordship is ready to report, when the House thinks fit."
Then the said Amendments were read Twice, and agreed to by the House.
Marquis Lindsey's Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming to Robert Marquis of Lindsey, Lord Great Chamberlain of England, and his Heirs, a House, and enclosed Fourth Part of the Park of Havering, in the County of Essex, in Recompence and Satisfaction of his Interests in the Office or Custody of the said House and Park."
Upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, An Act for confirming to Robert Marquis of Lindsey, Lord Great Chamberlain of England, and his Heirs, a House, and enclosed Fourth Part of the Park of Havering, in the County of Essex, in Recompence and Satisfaction of his Interests in the Office or Custody of the said House and Park:"
And a Debate arising, "Whether the said Bill should be committed:"
It is thereupon Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Debate shall be, and is hereby, adjourned to Monday next, at Twelve a Clock; at which Time the Lord Great Chamberlain of England shall be heard, by his Counsel, in relation to the said Bill; as also Her Majesty's Counsel, what they have to offer in relation thereto.
Papers concerning the Exportation of Corn.
The Commissioners of Customs (pursuant to Order) delivered several Papers, relating to the Transportation and Prices of Corn.
Whereas this Day was appointed for the House to take into Consideration the transporting of Corn at this Juncture:
It is Ordered, That this House will take the same into Consideration, together with the Papers this Day delivered from the Commissioners of the Customs, on Saturday next.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, septimum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.