House of Lords Journal Volume 15
14 April 1696

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 15: 14 April 1696', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 15: 1691-1696 (1767-1830), pp. 735-736. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=12308 Date accessed: 30 September 2014.


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DIE Martis, 14 Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuere:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Menev.
Epus. Elien.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Petrib.
Epus. Gloucester.
Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Asaph.
Dux Cumberland.
Joh'es Sommers Miles,
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Pembroke,
Ds. Privati Sigilli.
Dux Devon,
Ds. Senescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Southampton.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Schonburg.
Dux Shrewsbury.
March. Halifax.
Comes Derby.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Bolingbrooke.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Bathe.
Comes Craven.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Maclesfeld.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Portland.
Comes Marleborough.
Comes Torrington.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Romney.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Tankerville.
Viscount Longueville.
Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. Berkeley B.
Ds. Eure.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Raby.
Ds. Jermyn.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Clifforde.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Cholmondeley.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert Ch.

PRAYERS.

Security of the King's Person, Bill for.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Security of His Majesty's Royal Person and Government."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill, with the Amendments, shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Justice Nevill and Mr. Justice Eyre:

To return the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence to the Amendments.

Persons who come out of France, bill for more easy Conviction of.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lords Chief Justices of His Majesty's Courts of King's Bench and Common Pleas do forthwith prepare a Bill, for the more easy Conviction of any Person or Persons who shall come out of France into this Kingdom.

India Silks and Callicoes, Bill to prohibit the Wearing of.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Counsel shall be heard reply for the Petitioners, against the Bill, intituled, "An Act for restraining the Wearing of all Wrought Silks, Bengalls, and Dyed, Printed, or Stained Callicoes, imported into the Kingdom of England, of the Product and Manufacture of Persia and The East Indies," on Friday next, at Eleven of the Clock the First Business; and nothing to intervene.

Continuing Acts, Bill for.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Brotherton and others:

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing several Acts of Parliament therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bill to continue the Acts for prohibiting Trade with France, and for Encouragement of Privateers.

Then the House took into Consideration the Report of the Conference had with the House of Commons upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Acts for prohibiting all Trade and Commerce with France, and for the Encouragement of Privateers."

The Amendments of this House, and the Commons Reasons for their disagreeing to some of them, were read.

After Debate;

The Question was put, "Whether this House shall insist upon the First Amendment?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

"Press 2. Line 2. Leave out from ["Possession"] to ["together"] in the 5th Line; and read, ["and Custody of such Persons as His Majesty shall appoint and constitute Commissioners, for receiving, selling, and disposing of Prize Ships and Goods, or their Officers and Agents in the said Port; who shall and are hereby ordered, in all Points, strictly to observe the Directions of this Act, together with such Rules and Instructions, for the better Performance of their Duty, as shall from Time to Time be given them, by the Lord Treasurer, or Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, and Lord High Admiral of England, or the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral for the Time being, and approved of by His Majesty in Council; which Commissioners, constituted as aforesaid, or their Officers and Agents."]

"Press 2. Line 2. The Commons have disagreed with your Lordships in your First Amendment; because, by the whole Scheme of this Bill, the Advantage, which comes to His Majesty by any Merchant Ship taken by any Privateer, is only from Customs, arising upon the Goods of the said Ship; and therefore the Commissioners and Officers of the Customs are the only proper Persons to take Care thereof: And for any Share accruing to His Majesty, or any other interested therein, from such Prize as shall be taken by a Man of War; the Commissioners of His Majesty's Customs, who are appointed by this Act to take Care of that Revenue, will thereby be better qualified to make the several Dividends and Distributions appointed by this Act, without putting His Majesty to the Charge of any other Officers; and the rather, because the Officers of the Customs, in many of the Out Ports, have been, and are now, employed in taking Care of all Prizes brought into the said Ports.

"Press 2. Line 16. Leave out ["and Distribution."]

"Line 16. The Commons disagree with your Lordships in that Amendment, for the Reason aforesaid.

"Line 24. Leave out ["of His Majesty's Customs"] and read ["constituted as aforesaid, or their Officers and Agents."]

"The Commons disagree with your Lordships in that Amendment, for the same Reason.

Press 4. Line 36. After ["the"], add ["Commissioners constituted as aforesaid, out of His Majesty's Part of the Prizes; and, if they shall not have sufficient Money in their Hands, then by the"].

"The Commons disagree with your Lordships in that Amendment, for the Reason given for disagreeing to the First Amendment.

"Press 4. Line 39 and 40. Leave out ["and out of His Majesty's Part of the Prizes."]

"The Commons disagree with your Lordships in that Amendment, for the same Reason.

"Press 8. Line 36. Leave out ["by the Commissioners of His Majesty's Customs."]

"The Commons disagree with your Lordships in that Amendment, for the Reason by them given for their Disagreement with your Lordships in your First Amendment.

Press 9. Line 7. Instead of ["his Heirs and Successors"] read ["as Perquisites of the Admiralty."]

"The Commons disagree with your Lordships in that Amendment; because the Perquisites of the Admiralty are not accompted for in the Exchequer; and, this being a temporary Act, the Rights of the Admiralty will not be prejudiced thereby.

"Press 9. Line 22. After ["mentioned"] add the Clause marked [X.]; videlicet,

"And for preventing Abuses practised by Privateers, pretending to take, as Prize, Ships or Vessels, being within His Majesty's Ports, Rivers, or Havens: Be it enacted, That where any Ship or Vessel shall be taken, in any of His Majesty's Ports, Rivers, or Havens, by any Privateer, such Prize, by Condemnation thereof, shall be and belong wholly and entirely to His Majesty, as a Perquisite of the Admiralty of England, and the said Captors to have such Part or Proportion thereof only, as His Majesty shall think fit to allow.

"Press 9. Line 22. The Commons disagree with your Lordships in that Amendment, for the Reason given to the immediately preceding and First Amendment."

Committee to prepare Reasons for Lords insisting on their Amendments to it.

Lords Committees appointed to draw Reasons, to be offered at a Conference with the House of Commons, for the Lords insisting on some of their Amendments made to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Acts, for prohibiting all Trade and Commerce with France, and for the Encouragement of Privateers;" and report to the House.

Dux Somerset.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Shrewsbury.
Dux Newcastle.
March. Halifax.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Essex.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Bathe.
Comes Craven.
Comes Maclesfeld.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Marleborough.
Comes Torrington.
Comes Scarbrough.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Winton.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Clifforde L.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Herbert Ch.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet To-morrow, at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers.

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, (videlicet,) decimum quintum diem instantis Aprilis, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.