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 Jovis, 3 Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
His Majesty, being arrrayed in His Regal Robes and Crown, attended with His Officers of State, ascended His Royal Throne (the Peers being also in their Robes); commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the Commons, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure, they attend Him presently."
Who being come, with their Speaker; the Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of the Bills following; (videlicet,)
"1. An Act for importing and coining Guineas and Half Guineas."
"2. An Act to explain that Part of the Act passed the last Session of Parliament, for laying several Duties on Low Wines and Spirits of the First Extraction; and for preventing the Frauds and Abuses of Brewers, Distillers, and other Persons chargeable with the Duties of Excise, which relates to the Payment of Tallies, and the Interest thereof."
"3. An Act for the further remedying the ill State of the Coin of the Kingdom."
To which Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, by the Clerk of the Parliaments, in these Words; (videlicet,)
"Le Roy le veult."
Then His Majesty was pleased to withdraw; and the Commons went to their House.
Eastmond versus Sandyes.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Joseph Eastmond and Samuel Nayle, as also upon the Answer of Edwin Sandyes put in thereunto, on Saturday the Twelfth Day of this Instant December, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
E. of Lincoln versus Rolle & al.
Whereas Tuesday the Eighth Day of this Instant December was appointed for hearing of the Cause depending in this House, wherein Henry Earl of Lincoln an Infant, by Susanna Countess of Lincoln his Mother and Prochein Amy, is Appellant; and Samuel Roll, Vere Booth, Hugh (fn. 1) Boscawen and Bridget his Wife, Richard Wynne, Christopher Davenport, and George Townshend, Respondents:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Counsel shall be heard, in this Cause, on Tuesday the Fifteenth Day of this Instant December, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
The Earl of Rochester reported from the Committee, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Settlement of the Manor of Treyagyoe, in the County of Hereford, and other the Lands late of Crompton Mynors Esquire, deceased; and for raising and increasing of the Portion of Theodosia Mynors, the Daughter of the said Crompton, she being an Infant of the Age of Seventeen Years," as fit to pass, with some Amendments.
Which were read Twice, and agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with the said Amendments.
L. Cornwallis, Leave to be absent.
Leave was asked, and given, for the Lord Cornwallis to be absent for Three or Four Days.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, (videlicet,) quartum diem instantis Decembris, hora duodecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.