Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 13, 1675-1681. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Veneris, 16 die Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
(fn. 1) Sir Joseph Jorden and Mr. Henry Ubank have Leave to visit the Four Lords who are Prisoners in The Tower, for One Time.
Answer from H. C.
The Messengers sent Yesterday to the House of Commons, return with this Answer:
That they had delivered their Message.
Bill for more effectual Conviction of Popish Recusants.
The House was adjourned into a Committee, to proceed in the Bill for the more effectual Conviction and Prosecution of Popish Recusants.
The House being resumed;
The Earl of Bridgwater reported, "That the Committee have made some Progress in that Bill, but can go no further without the Directions of the House: To that Purpose, the Committee desires that the Judges that drew the Bill may prepare a Clause, to enumerate those particular Laws which the Popish Recusants are to be exempted from by this Bill."
Which the House agreed to; and ordered the same accordingly.
Sheriffs, &c. Bill.
ORDERED, That the Committee for the Bill concerning Sheriffs do meet on Monday Morning next, at Nine of the Clock.
New Buildings in London, to prevent the Increase of, Bill.
Whereas this Day was appointed to take into Consideration the Report made by the Lord Viscount Newport, from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent the further Increase of new Buildings about the Cities of London and Westminster;" (videlicet,) "That their Lordships found such Difficulties, by reason of the Provisos offered and likely to be offered for preserving particular Persons Interests, as would render the said Bill ineffectual; and therefore desired the further Directions of the House how to proceed thereupon:"
After Consideration had of the said Report; it is this Day ORDERED, That all such Persons as find themselves concerned or prejudiced in or by the said Bill may offer their respective Provisos to the said Committee, or leave them in the Hands of the Clerk of the Parliaments, at any Time before Friday the Sixth Day of April next; whose Lordships of the Committee are to report their Opinion thereupon, together with the said Bill, unto this House.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati, 17um diem Martii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.