House of Lords Journal Volume 16
20 March 1697

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 16: 20 March 1697', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 16: 1696-1701 (1767-1830), pp. 130. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=13491 Date accessed: 29 August 2014.


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DIE Sabbati, 20 Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Menev.
Epus. Elien.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Asaph.
Epus. Cicestr.
Joh'es Sommers Miles, Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Newcastle.
March. Halifax.
March. Normanby.
Comes Dorset, Ds. Camerarius.
Comes Kent.
Comes Derby.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Maclesfeld.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Portland.
Comes Marleborough.
Comes Torrington.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. Lawarr.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Raby.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Arundell Tr.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Cholmondeley.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.

PRAYERS.

Leave versus Tilley, Warden of The Fleet.

Upon reading the Petition of Elizabeth Leave, Daughter of Charles Leave deceased; complaining of some undue Practices by Mr. Tilley Warden of The Fleete:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition shall be, and is hereby, referred to the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Relief of Creditors in Cases of Escapes, and for preventing Abuses in Prisons and other pretended Privileged Places."

Message to H. C. for Commissioners of Admiralty to attend.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Richard Holford and Mr. Meredith:

To desire, that such of their Members as are Commissioners of the Admiralty may have Leave to attend the Lords Committees (when desired) appointed to make an Inquiry concerning the Thoulon Squadron's getting into Brest without any Opposition, in April One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-six.

Cooper versus E. Derby, Privilege waived.

The Earl of Derby being to answer the Petition of Thomas Cooper Gentleman, and the Lady Charlotte his Wife, for Leave to sue his Lordship, he being but an Executor in Trust of the Will of Charlotte Katherine Savage:

The Earl of Derby this Day declared, "That he would not, in this Case, insist on his Privilege, either as Executor in Trust, or Legatee."

Proxies entered after Prayers not to be used the same Day.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That no Proxy entered in the Book after Prayers shall be made Use of the same Day in any Question; and that the Clerks give an Account thereof to the House.

Mutiny Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing several former Acts for punishing Officers and Soldiers, who shall mutiny, or desert His Majesty's Service; and for punishing salse Musters, and for Payment of Quarters for One Year longer."

ORDERED, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, presently.

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the said Bill.

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Duke of Bolton reported, "That the Committee had gone through the said Bill; and think it fit to pass, without any Amendment."

Relief of Creditors in Cases of Bankruptcy, Bill:

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Relief of Creditors, by making Compositions with their Debtors, in case two Thirds in Number and Value agree."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Stamford reported, "That the Committee had made some Amendments to the Bill."

Which, being read Twice, were agreed to.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Relief of Creditors, by making Compositions with their Debtors, in case two Thirds in Number and Value agree."

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 Sir Richard Holford and Mr. Meredith:

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

Lords adhering to their Amendments, Report concerning the Method of acquainting the Commons with it:

The Lord Marquis of Normanby reported, "That the Lords have inspected the Books, concerning the Manner of letting the Commons know of their Lordships adhering to their Amendments: That the Lords are of Opinion, that it be done at a Free Conference, and then give their Reasons."

Committee to prepare Reasons for adhering to Amendments to the Bill, for prohibiting India Silks, &c.

ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Managers of the last Free Conference do meet on Tuesday next, at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and consider what shall be offered, at a Free Conference with the House of Commons, upon their Lordships adhering to their Amendments made to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to restrain the wearing of all Wrought Silks and Bengalls imported into this Kingdom from Persia and East India, and all Callicoes printed or stained there."

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, (videlicet,) vicesimum secundum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.