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 Veneris, 26 Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable William Fallows, an Infant, to sell an Estate in the County of Chester, to pay Debts secured by Mortgages."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir John Francklyn:
To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Offices, against buying and selling, Bill.
After hearing Counsel, against the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent the buying and selling Offices and Places of Trust:"
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent the buying and selling Offices and Places of Trust."
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 Lord Cornwallis reported, "That the Committee had made some Progress in the said Bill; and desire another Time may be appointed, for them to proceed therein."
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That To-morrow, at Eleven of the Clock, this House shall be put into a Committee again, to proceed on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent the buying and selling Offices and Places of Trust;" at which Time the Judges, or any other Persons who shall think themselves therein concerned, shall be heard, by themselves or Counsel, what they have to offer in relation to the said Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Trustees to sell the Estate of Richard Warburton Clerk, for Payment of his Debts, and raising Portions for his Children."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Tuesday next, at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Loss of Ships.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That To-morrow this House will take into Consideration the Loss of the Ships going from Topisbam and Ireland; and all the Lords summoned to attend.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, (videlicet,) vicesimum septimum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.