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 Mercurii, 27 Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Keyser & al. Nat. Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing of John Keyser and others."
ORDERED, That 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.
D. of Ormond's Bill.
The Earl of Rochester reported from the Committee, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling the present Duke of Ormond to raise Money, by Sale of Woods, and making Leases of Lives renewable for ever, for Payment of Debts, and for encouraging English Plantation in Ireland," as fit to pass, with some Amendments.
Which, being read Twice, were agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed.
Bp. Bath & Wells, Leave to be absent.
Leave was asked, and given, for the Lord Bishop of Bathe and Wells to go into the Country, for Recovery of his Health.
Privilege of Parliament, Bill for the Ease of the Subject, with respect to.
ORDERED, That the House shall be put into a Committee, upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the greater Ease of the Subject, in recovering their just Debts," on Monday the First Day of February next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Written Protections vacated, and none to be granted hereafter.
The House this Day reading the Names of the Persons entered in the Book of Protections:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That all written Protections given by any Lord of this House shall be, and are hereby, vacated and made void; and that, for the future, no Lord of this House shall give any written Protection to any Person whatsoever; and this Order to be fixed on the Doors of this House and Westm'r Hall.
Martin & al. versus Stephens.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Thomas Martin the Elder, Henry Marrell, Robert Bewick, Symon Brown the Elder, Symon Brown the Younger, Robert Hills, Edward Ballard, Joseph Leach, and Thomas Cottage, from a Decree made in the Court of Exchequer, on the Behalf of William Stephens Clerk, present Vicar of Lynton in Cambridgesh'r; and praying the Reversal of the said Decree; and that the said William Stephens may answer:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said William Stephens may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and he is hereby required to put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on Saturday the Sixth Day of February next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Littleton and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, as well by a Land Tax as by several Subsidies and other Duties, payable for One Year;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Land Tax, &c. Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, as well by a Land Tax as by several Subsidies and other Duties, payable for One Year."
ORDERED, That the said Bill be read the Second Time To-morrow, at Eleven of the Clock.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, (videlicet,) vicesimum octavum diem instantis Januarii, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.