Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 18, 1705-1709. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Sabbati, 24 Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Increase of Seamen, and manning the Fleet, Bill:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement and Increase of Seamen, and better manning Her Majesty's Fleet."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Rogers and Mr. Hiccocks:
To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
E. of Exeter's Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for settling the Estate of John now Earl of Exeter, pursuant to Agreements made on the Marriage of the same Earl with Elizabeth Countess of Exeter his now Wife, subject to such Alterations as are mentioned herein."
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 Monday the Ninth Day of February next, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Address for Sir Thomas Hardy to attend.
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lords with White Staves do humbly attend Her Majesty, from this House, to desire, "That Her Majesty will be pleased to give Order, that Sir Thomas Hardy do attend this House."
Colt et Ux. versus Dutton Colt et al.
The House being moved, "That a speedy Day may be appointed for hearing of the Appeal, wherein Henry Colt and his Wife and others are Appellants, and Edward Cooke and Nicholas Arnold are Respondents, the Appellant being forthwith to go beyond the Seas:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Saturday the One and Thirtieth Day of this Instant January, at Eleven a Clock.
Alston et al. versus Alston et al.
Upon reading the Petition of Mary Alston Widow, Anne Alston, Clare Alston, Margaret Alston, Martha Alston, and Rebecca Maria Alston, Respondents to the Petition and Appeal of Sir Joseph and Dame Elizabeth Alston; praying, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing of the said Appeal:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Wednesday the Fourth Day of February next, at Eleven a Clock.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, vicesimum sextum diem instantis Januarii, hora decima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.