DIE Sabbati, 4 Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Epus. Cov. & Lich.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Dux Leeds, Præses.
Comes Pembroke, C. P. S.
Dux Devon, Ds. Senescallus.
Comes Lindsey, Ds. Magnus Camerarius.
Ds. Willughby Br.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Berkeley St.
Parker against distilling Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of Edward Parker, of London, Distiller; praying to be heard to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prohibit the excessive distilling of
Spirits and low Wines from Corn, and against the
exporting of Beer and Ale, and to prevent Frauds
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioner
shall be heard, by his Counsel, what he has to offer in
relation to the said Bill, on Thursday the Ninth Day of
this Instant February, at Eleven of the Clock in the
Forenoon, after the Second Reading of the said Bill.
Absent Lords excused.
Letters from the Earl of Derby and the Earl of Huntingdon were severally read, desiring to be excused their
To which the House agreed; being satisfied of their
Inability to attend.
River Tone navigable, Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for
making the River Tone navigable, from Bridgewater
to Taunton, in the County of Somerset."
ORDERED, That the said Bill be committed to a
Committee of the whole House, on Monday next come
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir
Thomas Davall and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Trade to Russia;" to which they desire the
Concurrence of this House.
Russia Trade, for enlarging, Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act
to enlarge the Trade to Russia."
ORDERED, That the said Bill be read a Second
Time on Monday next come Sevennight.
Todd & al. versus Eden.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Todd,
Thomas Milburne, and George Henderson, from an Order
and Decree made in the Court of Exchequer, the Three
and Twentieth Day of February, and the Ninth of June
last, on the Behalf of Laton Eden; and praying the Reversal of the said Order and Decree:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Laton
Eden may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall
and he is hereby required to put in his Answer
thereunto, in Writing, on Saturday the Five and Twentieth Day of this Instant February, at Ten of the Clock
in the Forenoon.
War versus Praed.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William
Warr Gentleman, from a Decretal Order made in the
Court of Chancery, the Fifth Day of May last, in a
Cause there depending, between John Praed Complainant, and the Petitioner and Agnes Gates, Widow and
Administratrix of Daniel Gates, Defendants; and praying the Reversal of the said Order; or the Petitioner relieved, by explaining an Order of this House of
the Seven and Twentieth of January, One Thousand
Six Hundred Ninety-six:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said John Praed
may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and
he is hereby required to put in his Answer thereunto,
in Writing, on Saturday the Eighteenth Day of this
Instant February, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
After reading His Majesty's Speech, and Debate
Committee to draw an Address.
Lords Committees were appointed to draw an Address of Thanks, to be presented to His Majesty,
upon the Debate of the House; (videlicet,)
Dux Leeds, Ds. Præses.
Dux Devon, Ds. Senescallus.
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet
presently, in the Prince's Lodgings; and to report to the House.
Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure.
After some Time, the House was resumed.
And the Earl of Bridgewater reported the Address,
as drawn by the Committee.
Which, being read, was agreed to, as follows; (videlicet,)
"We, Your Majesty's most loyal and dutiful Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, having taken into our Consideration
Your Majesty's most Gracious Speech, do, with all
Duty, present our most hearty Thanks to Your Majesty, for the gracious Expressions therein; and particularly, that You were pleased to acquaint both
Houses of Parliament, that You came to pass the
Bill for disbanding the Army as soon as You understood it was ready for Your Majesty:
"And that it is Your Majesty's fixed Opinion, that
nothing can be so fatal to us, as that any Distrust
or Jealousy should arise between Your Majesty and
"And likewise for Your great Care and Concern
for the Safety of the Kingdom, upon all Occasions.
"And we humbly beg Leave to assure Your Majesty,
that, at all Times, for the Safety of the Kingdom, and
the Preservation of the Peace which God hath
given us, this House will assist and defend Your
Majesty, against all Your Enemies, both at Home
King to be attended.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal
in Parliament assembled, That the Lords with White
Staves do wait on His Majesty, humbly to know what
Time He will please to be attended by this House with
King's Speech to be considered.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal
in Parliament assembled, That on Monday next, at
Eleven of the Clock, this House shall take into further
Consideration His Majesty's most Gracious Speech; and
nothing to intervene.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, (videlicet,) sextum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima
Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.