Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 12, 1666-1675. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Mercurii, 12 die Februarii.
Bill for taxing Adventurers in the Fens.
Committee to consider of putting in Execution the Laws for burying in Woollen, &c.
Lords appointed to inspect the Act for burying in Woollen only, and the Act against importing of Foreign Cattle, and other Acts lately made, how they have been put in Execution; and to consider of the Defaults thereof, and how they may be put into Execution with Effect for the future; and to report the same to this House.
Minors sitting in the House.
ORDERED, That this House will take into Consideration that Branch of the Report made Yesterday by the Earl of North'ton from the Committee for Privileges, concerning Minors, on Tuesday the Five and Twentieth Instant.
Sir Wm. Russel versus Spencer.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir William Russell Baronet; shewing, "That whereas, by Order of this House, dated the 13th of December last, his Petition then presented, complaining of Dismission of a Bill by him exhibited in the Court of Chancery, against William Spencer and others, was referred to the Consideration of the Judges then in Town, before whom the said William Spencer did not appear, nor any Counsel for him, though he had Notice of the Reference, so that no Report hath been made by the Judges thereupon:"
It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Judges shall hear Counsel on both Parts, upon the Case mentioned in the said Petition; but if the said William Spencer, or Counsel for him, shall not attend, then the Judges are to consider of the Proceedings in the Court of Chancery upon the Case set forth in the Petition, and report to this House, on Wednesday the 26th Day of February Instant peremptorily, what Relief the Petitioner may have thereupon by the Course of that Court.