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 Lunæ, 2 Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Boscawen and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for erecting a Workhouse in the Town and Borough of Plimouth, in the County of Devon; and for setting the Poor on Work, and maintaining them there;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Plymouth Workhouse, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for erecting a Workhouse in the Town and Borough of Plimouth, in the County of Devon; and for setting the Poor on Work, and maintaining them there."
Papers concerning the Increase and Encouragement of Seamen delivered.
Mr. Hill, at the Bar, delivered in several Papers; the Titles whereof are as follow; (videlicet,)
1. "21 Januarii, 1707/8. Answer to the House of Peers, in Pursuance of their Lordships Precept of the 20th Instant, touching an Order of the 22th March, mentioned in a Council of War of the 4th of April, 1706."
2. "26th October 1706. Copy of a Report from the Flag-officers to his Royal Highness, accompanying the Draught of a Bill for the Increase and Encouragement of Seamen, &c."
3. "21th Januarii, 1707/8. Answer to the House of Peers, relating to what was done upon their Lordships Address of the 19th of March 1705, relating to the Increase and Encouragement of Seamen, &c."
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for selling the Estate of Thomas Stephens Esquire, in the Counties of Chester and Stafford; and for settling of another Estate, of as great or greater Value, in the County of Gloucester, to the same Uses."
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 Sixteenth Day of this Instant February, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Kaye's Petition referred to Judges.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Arthur Kaye Baronet, George Kaye Esquire, on the Behalf of himself and his Two Infant Sons John Kaye and Robert Kaye, Thomas Woodcock Esquire, Henry Barker Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife, and John Roydhouse Gentleman; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to vest Part of the Estate of Christopher Lister Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of the unpaid Debts and Legacies of the said Christopher Lister, and of a Mortgage to the Petitioner Roydhouse, and what the Petitioner Woodcock hath advanced out of his own Estate, and The Lodge decreed to be sold, for Payment of the Debts of the said Christopher Lister:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Consideration of the said Petition shall be, and is hereby, referred to Mr. Baron Price and Mr. Justice Dormer; who are forthwith to summon all Parties that are to be concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing them, to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties concerned in the Consequences of the Bill have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making effectual the Provision intended by William Bromley, late of Holt Castle, in the County of Worcester Esquire, for Dorothy Bromley, his Youngest Daughter."
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, tertium diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.