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 Veneris, 1 Februarii.
Thanks to Bp. of St. Asaph.
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Thanks of this House shall be, and are hereby, given to the Lord Bishop of St. Asaph, for his Sermon preached before this House, in the Abbey Church at Westminster, on the Thirtieth Day of January last past; and he is hereby desired to print and publish the same.
L. Conway's Bill:
Message to H. C. with it.
Amendment of the Law, & c. Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting a Mortgage of Humphrey Courtney Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, to discharge the Mortgages, Debts, and Incumbrances, on the said Estate."
Litchfield Canons and Deanry, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for augmenting the Number of Canons Residentiary in the Cathedral Church of Litchfield, and for improving the Deanry and Prebends of the said Cathedral."
Cary and Hatley's Bill;
Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower Thomas Cary and George Hatley, of London, Merchants, to import the Remainder of a Quantity of French Wines from Copenhagen, contracted for before the First Day of January One Thousand Seven Hundred and Four."
Portugal Merchants Pet. against the Clause for Importation of French Wines, rejected.
Sir John Humble's Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir John Humble Baronet, and his Trustees, to settle several Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, lying in the Counties of Lincoln, Surrey, and Kent, pursuant to the Articles and Agreements made upon his Marriage with Dame Sarah his now Wife."
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said last mentioned Bill be referred to the same Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Manor of Barwick-Hall, and other Lands, in the County of Essex, the Estate of William Forbes Esquire; and for purchasing other Lands, to be settled to the same Uses," stands committed.
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Friday the Fifteenth Day of this Instant February, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
L. Howe's Bill.
The Lord Herbert reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Scrope Lord Viscount Howe in the Kingdom of Ireland to make a certain Provision for his Daughters by his First Wife; that which was intended being, as expressed in the Marriage Settlement, uncertain and contingent," as fit to pass, with some Amendments.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Sale of Lands late of John Ballett Gentleman, deceased, for the more speedy Payment of his Debts, and raising Portions for his Younger Children."