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, 8 Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Epus. Bath & Well.
Joh'es Sommers Miles, Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Leeds, Ds. Præses.
Dux Norfolke, Comes Marescallus.
Dux Devon, Ds. Senescallus.
Dux St. Albans.
Comes Lindsey, Ds. Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Dorset, Ds. Camerarius.
Ds. Willughby Er.
Ds. Berkeley Ber.
Ds. Willughby Br.
(fn. 1) Ds. Sidney.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Bp of Lich. and Cov. to preach.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Bishop of Lichfeild and Coventry shall be, and is hereby, desired to preach before this House, in the Abbey Church at Westm'r, on the Thirtieth Day of this Instant January.
De Rhede L. Aghram, & al. Nat. Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Frederick Christiaen de Rhede, commonly called Lord Aghram, and others."
L. Hastings versus E. of Huntingdon.
This Day the Earl of Huntingdon delivered his Answer to the Petition of the Lord Hastings his Son.
Which being read; it is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear One Counsel on either Side, upon the said Petition and Answer, on Monday the Eighteenth Day of this Instant January, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Attainder of Persons in the late Conspiracy, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to attaint such of the Persons concerned in the late horrid Conspiracy to assassinate His Majesty's Royal Person, who are fled from Justice, unless they render themselves to Justice; and for continuing several other of the said Conspirators in Custody."
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Bill shall be read the Second Time To-morrow, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; and that His Majesty's Attorney General have Notice thereof, in order to produce Evidence against James Counter, John Bernardi, Robert Cassells, Robert Meldrum, James Chambers, and the other Persons named in the said Bill.
Elections, for further regulating, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the further regulating Elections of Members to serve in Parliament.
ORDERED, That the Consideration of the Second Reading of the said Bill, and the Petitions relating thereunto, shall be resumed on Friday next, at Eleven of the Clock; and all the Lords summoned to attend.
E. of Carlisle to attend.
The Earl of Carlisle, summoned to attend this Day, not being yet come:
It is ORDERED, That the Consideration of the Informations given by the Dutchess of Norfolke, the Lady Mary Fenwick, Mrs. Lawson, and Mrs. Symmons, shall be resumed To-morrow, at One of the Clock.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, (videlicet,) nonum diem instantis Januarii, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.