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 Lunæ, 15 Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Committee for Admiralty Papers, to report.
The House being informed, "That the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Papers delivered from the Admiralty-office, are ready to report, when the House shall think fit to appoint:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Report shall be made on Thursday next, at Eleven a Clock.
Stevenson versus Frewen.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the Cause wherein Samuel Stevenson and Frances his Wife are Appellants, and John Frewen and Henry Campion are Respondents, on Friday the Six and Twentieth Day of this Instant January, at Eleven a Clock.
E. Bathe, Leave for a Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of William Henry Earl of Bathe, an Infant under the Age of One and Twenty Years, by Henry D'Nassau Sen' d'Averquerque his Grandfather and Guardian; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to enable the Petitioner, during his Minority, to execute his Power of granting Leases of his settled Estate:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill, on Wednesday next, at Eleven a Clock.
Message to H. C. to remind them of the Bill for an Union between England and Scotland.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas and Mr. Justice Powys:
To put them in Mind of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for appointing Commissioners to treat of an Union between England and Scotland; and for preventing the Inconveniencies that may arise from divers Laws lately made in Scotland;" it being a Bill that highly concerns the Peace and Welfare of both Nations.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Green, of Gavellacre, in the County of Southampton, Clerk, to sell some Estates in Hackleston, in the County of Wilts; and for the settling other Estates, in Gavellacre, in the County of Southampton, of a better Value, to the same Uses."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)
Ds. Godolphin, Thesaurarius.
Comes Pembroke, Præses.
Dux Buckingham, C. P. S.
Comes Lindsey, Magnus Camerarius.
Epus. Duresme, & Crew.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Bath & Well.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. Grey W.
Ds. Howard Esc.
(fn. 1) Ds. Dartmouth.
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Tuesday the Thirtieth Day of this Instant January, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Malt, &c. Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for One Year."
ORDERED, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, To-morrow, at Eleven a Clock.
Annuities Supply Bill:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising Monies, by Sale of several Annuities, for carrying on the present War."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. that the Lords agree to it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Legard and Sir Richard Holford:
To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said last mentioned Bill, without any Amendment.
Prinn versus Howe, in Error.
Counsel being called in, to hear the Errors argued; upon the Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein John Prinn is Plaintiff, and John Howe Esquire Defendant; the Counsel for the Plaintiff urging the Uncertainty of the Words found by the Verdict; and the other Side being heard thereupon:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the further Consideration of this Matter shall be adjourned to Friday next, at Twelve a Clock; and that all the Judges do then attend, to inform the House what they find relating to the Matter debated at the Bar by the Counsel.
E. Kildare's Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming an Agreement made by certain Articles, by and between John Earl of Kildare, Richard Lord Bellew and Frances his Lady, Charlotte Countess of Newburgh, and William Rowley Esquire; and for selling Part of the Estate of the said Earl of Kildare, for the Purposes therein mentioned."
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, decimum sextum diem instantis Januarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.