Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 17, 1701-1705. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Veneris, 17 Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Lords take the Oaths.
This Day John Earl of Exeter took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statute; and also took the Oath of Abjuration, and subscribed the same, pursuant to the late Act of Parliament.
Henry Lord Bishop of London also took the Oath of Abjuration, and subscribed the same, pursuant to the late Act of Parliament.
The Lord Jeffreys reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Jeffrey Palmer Esquire to settle a Jointure upon Elizabeth his Wife," as fit to pass, without any Amendment.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Jeffrey Palmer Esquire to settle a Jointure upon Elizabeth his Wife."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
ORDERED, That the Commons have Notice, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Trustees to make Sale of Part of the Estate of Humphry Bury, for paying off a Mortgage and Portion charged thereupon."
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 Saturday the Second Day of May next, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Palmes versus Lane.
Upon reading the Petition of Stephen Palmes; shewing, "That, the Three and Twentieth of February last, he brought a Writ of Error into this House, upon which he assigned Errors the Third of March last; but the Defendant Lane in the said Writ hath not joined Issue thereupon; and praying, that the Defendant may join Issue:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Defendant Lane shall and he is hereby required to join Issue thereupon, on or before Wednesday the Two and Twentieth Day of this Instant April, at Eleven a Clock in the Forenoon.
Mc. Donnell's Bill.
Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Hannah Mac Donnell, with relation to the forfeited Estates in Ireland."
After some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.
And the Lord Viscount Longueville reported, "That the Committee had gone through the said Bill; and think it fit to pass, without any Amendment."
ORDERED, That the House be put into a Committee To-morrow, upon Captain Bellew's and Mr. Singleton's Bills; and that the Irish Trustees do then attend.
Oath of Abjuration, Alteration of, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to declare the Alterations in the Oath appointed to be taken by the Act, intituled, An Act for the further Security of His Majesty's Person, and the Succession of the Crown in the Protestant Line; and for extinguishing the Hopes of the pretended Prince of Wales, and all other Pretenders, and their open and secret Abettors; and for declaring the Association to be determined."
ORDERED, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, To-morrow.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, decimum octavum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.