House of Lords Journal Volume 16
23 June 1698

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 16: 23 June 1698', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 16: 1696-1701 (1767-1830), pp. 326-327. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=13639 Date accessed: 26 November 2014.


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DIE Jovis, 23 Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Rochester.
Epus. Peterborow.
Epus. Chichestr.
Dux Leeds, Ds. Præses.
Dux Devon, Ds. Senescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Newcastle.
March. Normanby.
Comes Bridgwater.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Essex.
Comes Anglesea.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Montagu.
Comes Marlborough.
Comes Romney.
Comes Orford.
Ds. Bergaveny.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Willughby Ers.
Ds. Lawar.
Ds. Berkley Ber.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Brooke.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Raby.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Colpeper.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Berkley Str.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Jeffreys.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas sat Speaker.

Registering Ships in Plantation Trade, Bill to give Time for.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Time for registering of Ships, pursuant to the Act for preventing Frauds and regulating Abuses in the Plantation Trade."

ORDERED, That the said Bill be committed to the same Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to stop the coining of Half-pence and Farthings for One Year," is referred.

Smoak Silver, Peter Pence, &c. Bill to take away the Payment of.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to take away the Payments of Smoak Silver, Peter Pence, and Common Fine, and the Sheriffs Tourne."

Langhorne versus Leigh.

Upon reading the Petition of Luke Langhorne and Susanna his Wife; shewing, "That Francis Leigh, the last Session of Parliament, the Fourth of March, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-six, brought his Appeal into this House, against a Decree made in the Court of Chancery, the Second of March One Thousand Six Hundred and Ninety, which was only brought for Delay, as appears by their not proceeding thereupon;" and praying, "That the said Petition and Appeal may be dismissed:"

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal of Francis Leigh shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House.

Sheriffs of London versus House-breakers Bill.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Sheriffs of London and Middl'x shall be heard, as desired, on Monday next, at Eleven of the Clock, against the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Discovery and suppressing of House-breakers;" after which, the Bill shall be read a Second Time.

York & al. versus Lustring Company Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of Richard Yorke, Richard Briscoe, and others, Shopkeepers within this Kingdom; praying, "That they may be heard, by their Counsel, to the Bill, intituled, An Act for the better Encouragement of the Royal Lustring Company, and the more effectual preventing the fraudulent Importation of Lustrings and Alamodes:"

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners shall be heard, as desired, at the Committee of the whole House, on Wednesday next, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.

St. John versus Turner, in Error.

Upon reading the Petition of Henry Turnor Esquire; shewing, "That John St. John hath brought a Writ of Error into this House, on Tuesday last, only for Delay;" and praying, "That the Plaintiff in the said Writ of Error may be ordered to assign his Errors thereupon:"

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said John St. John shall and he is hereby required to assign Errors in this Case, on or before Saturday next, at Eleven of the Clock.

Method of Proceeding after a Free Conference, Report of Precedents:

The Earl of Rochester reported from the Lords Committees appointed to inspect the Journals, to see what hath been usually the Method of Proceedings between the Two Houses after a Free Conference had, the Precedents following; (videlicet,)

"29 Julii, 1661. A Conference was had, at the Desire of the Commons, concerning the Bill for Highways.

"30 Julii. A Free Conference was had thereon, at the Desire of the Lords; and afterwards, on the same Day, a Conference was had, at the Desire of the Commons."

"29th Julii, 1661. A Conference was had, at the Desire of the Commons, on the Bill for Printing; the same Day a Free Conference was had thereon, at the Desire of the Lords; and another Free Conference, at the Desire of the Commons; and afterwards, on the same Day, a Conference was had, at the Desire of the Lords."

Message to H. C. for a Conference, on the Subject of the Free Conference:

Whereupon, a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Miles Cooke and Mr. Meredith:

To desire a present Conference, upon the Subjectmatter of the last Free Conference.

Then the Lords agreed to offer at the Conference to the Effect following; (videlicet,)

Heads for it.

"That the Lords having, upon the Report of the last Free Conference, been acquainted, that Mention had been made, by One of the Members of the House of Commons, that their House had resolved to prosecute the Impeachments against John Goudet and others, by a Committee of the whole House; though at the same Time several others of the Members of that House had declared, there was no Authority given for the saying any such Thing at that Free Conference: However, it having been there said, the Lords have desired this present Conference, to know of the Commons in what Manner they design to prosecute the said Impeachments."

Message from H. C. with a Bill.

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

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act that the Ships Panther, Gloucester Frigott, Scarborough, and Antelope, (formerly taken as Prizes and condemned,) may have Freedom of trading as English-built Ships;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Panther, and other Prizes, to trade as English-built Ships, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act that the Ships Panther, Gloucester Frigott, Scarbrough, and Antelope, formerly taken as Prizes and condemned, may have Freedom of trading as English-built Ships."

Embezzlement of Stores, and Frauds in Payment of Seamens Wages, to prevent, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing the Embezzlement of His Majesty's Stores of War, and preventing Cheats, Frauds, and Abuses, in paying Seamens Wages."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

ORDERED, That the Commons have Notice, the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Message from H. C. to remind the Lords of the Bill against House-breakers.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Evelyn and others:

To put this House in Mind of the Bill, intituled, An Act for the better Discovery and suppressing of House-breakers."

Answer from thence, about the Conference.

The Messengers sent to the House of Commons return Answer:

That the Commons will give a present Conference, as desired.

The House being informed, that the Commons were come to the Conference; the Managers Names being read, the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference.

Which being ended, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Rochester reported, "That they had attended at the Conference, and delivered what they were commanded."

Escapes from Gaols to prevent, Bill, for Relief of Creditors.

ORDERED, That the House shall be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further Relief of Creditors in Cases of Escapes, and for the further preventing Escapes and other Abuses in Keepers of Gaols," on Monday next, at Eleven of the Clock; at which Time the Petitioners shall be heard, by their Counsel.

Lustrings, &c. to increase Duties on, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for increasing His Majesty's Duties upon Lustrings and Alamodes."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

ORDERED, That the Commons have Notice, the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Ordnance, for applying Surplus-monies to, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for applying to the Use of His Majesty's Navy and Ordnance the Overplus of the Money and Stores which were provided for the building Seven and Twenty Ships of War."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

ORDERED, That the Commons have Notice, the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Message from H. C. for a Conference, about the Trial of Goudet & al.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Rowland Gwyn and others:

To desire a Conference, upon the Subject-matter of the last Conference.

Then the Commons were called in; and told, "The Lords agree to a Conference, as desired; and appoint it presently, in the Painted Chamber."

Annuities, to enlarge the Time for purchasing of, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Time for purchasing certain Estates or Interests in several Annuities therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

ORDERED, That the Commons have Notice, the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Report of the Conference about the Trials of Goudet & al.

The Commons being come to the Conference, the Managers Names were read.

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference.

Which being ended, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Rochester reported, "That they had attended the Conference, which was managed by Sir Rowland Gwyn; who acquainted the Managers, That the House of Commons will be present at the Trial of John Goudet and others, upon the Impeachments against them, as a Committee of the whole House."

ORDERED, That To-morrow, at One of the Clock, this House will take into Consideration the Matter of the last Conference had this Day with the House of Commons; and all the Lords summoned to attend.

Russia Trade, for improving, Bill.

The Russia Company and Merchants being called in, and heard, in relation to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better encouraging and improving the Trade to Russia," pursuant to the Order of the Sixteenth Instant:

After Debate; this Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall be rejected?"

Then the previous Question was put, "Whether this Question shall be now put?"

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Adjourn.

Georgius Treby Miles, Capitalis Justiciarius Commun. Placitor. declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, (videlicet,) vicesimum quartum diem instantis Junii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.