Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 16, 1696-1701. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Sabbati, 6 Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Neve's Act, to supply a Defect in, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to supply a Defect in an Act for enabling Oliver Neve Esquire to sell Two Houses in London; and for settling Lands in the County of Norfolke, of greater Value, to the same Uses."
Upon reading the Petition of William Iliffe; shewing, "That he is very sorry for his Offence committed against this House and the Lord Bishop of Landaffe; and humbly praying that he may be discharged from the Restraint he now lies under:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said William Iliffe shall be, and he is hereby, discharged, paying his Fees; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
To Peter Persehouse Esquire, Serjeant at Arms attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of them.
Additional Duties on Merchandize, &c. Bill.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing certain additional Impositions upon several Goods and Merchandizes."
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. with a Bill.
A Message from the House of Commons, by the Lord Coningsby and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for encouraging the bringing in Wrought Plate, to be coined;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Wrought Plate to encourage the bringing in, Bill.
Hodie 1a et 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for encouraging the bringing in Wrought Plate, to be coined."
ORDERED, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Monday next.
Colonel Leighton's Petition about the Wardenship of The Fleet.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That on Friday next, at Eleven of the Clock, the Report from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of Colonel Leighton's Petition shall be made to the House.
Blackwell Hall Market Bill.
Hodie 1a et 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to restore the Market at Blackwell Hall to the Clothiers, and for regulating the Factors there."
ORDERED, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Monday Morning next, after the Plate Bill.
Papers, &c. Duties on, and to encourage the bringing in of Plate, Bill.
After hearing Counsel in relation to some Part of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several Duties upon Paper, Vellum, and Parchment, to encourage the bringing of Plate and Hammered Money into the Mints, to be coined."
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the said Bill.
After some Time, the House was resumed.
And the Earl of Bridgewater reported, "That the Committee had gone through the said Bill; and think it fit to pass, without any Amendment."
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, (videlicet,) octavum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.