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 Veneris, 8 Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
D. of Ormond and E. of Arran's Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling James Duke of Ormonde, and Charles Earl of Arran to settle Fee-farm Rents, in the County of Tipperary, in the Kingdom of Ireland, pursuant to an Agreement upon the Marriage of the said Earl of Arran."
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 next, at Eleven a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Relief of John Asgill Esquire, in relation to his Purchase of Part of the forfeited Estates in Ireland."
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill be referred to the Lords Committees beforenamed.
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet at the same Time and Place.
River Stower Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making the River Stower navigable, from the Town of Maningtree, in the County of Essex, to the Town of Sudbury, in the County of Suffolke."
The Earl of Winchilsea reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Sum of Two Thousand Pounds in Trustees, to be applied for the Payment of the Debts of John Holworthy Gentleman," as fit to pass, with some Amendments.
Which were read Twice, and agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with the said Amendments.
Williams versus Offley, in Error.
Upon reading the Petition of Joseph Offley, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein John Williams is Plaintiff; shewing, "That the Plaintiff hath brought his Writ of Error for Vexation and Delay; and that the Plaintiff hath got the Day of Hearing put off until the Thirteenth Instant; which, the Petitioner is advised, will be very prejudicial to him, in regard that, unless the Errors are not argued before the Term is over, he cannot take out Execution until Easter Term; and praying that the Errors may be argued To-morrow:"
It is thereupon Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the Errors argued thereupon To-morrow, at Eleven a Clock; whereof the Petitioner is to cause timely Notice to be given to the Plaintiff Williams for that Purpose.
To repeal a Clause against burning in the Cheek, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing a Clause in an Act, intituled, An Act for the better apprehending, prosecuting, and punishing Felons, that commit Burglary, House-breaking, or Robberies in Shops, Warehouses, Coach-houses, or Stables, or that steal Horses."
The Earl of Rochester reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Edwards Gentleman to sell certain Lands, in the County of Norfolke, for Payment of Debts," as fit to pass, without any Amendment.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for settling and securing Part of the Estates of Robert Barry Clerk and Anne his Wife, for the Benefit of the said Anne and her Children; and Sale of other Part of the Estate of the said Robert Barry, for Payment of his Debts."
Birkbeck versus Sperman.
Upon reading the Petition of Gilbert Sperman and Margaret his Wife, Respondents to the Petition and Appeal of Catherick Birkbeck and Edward Birkbeck; praying, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing 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 Tuesday the Nineteenth Day of this Instant February, at Eleven a Clock.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, nonum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.