Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 13, 1675-1681. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Lunæ, 28 die Maii.
L. Hunsdon takes his Seat.
This Day Robert Carey Chevalier sat first in Parliament, as Lord Hunsdon, by virtue of His Majesty's Writ of Summons, dated at Westm. the 26th Day of May, in the 29th Year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord King Charles the Second, being upon Descent, after the Death of John Earl of Dover, Baron, of Hunsdon.
D. of Monmouth versus Countess of Northumb.
Upon hearing Counsel this Day at the Bar, in the Case before this House, "Whether the Countess Dowager of Northumberland shall have Privilege of Parliament in the Causes prosecuted in the Courts of Common Pleas and Exchequer by the Duke of Monmouth, wherein she hath appeared, either as Defendant, or as Guardian to the Lady Elizabeth Percy her Grandchild:"
After Consideration had of what was offered on either Part (it appearing that all Pretences to Mean Profits of the Lands in Question, and Costs and Damages concerning the same are disclaimed by the Duke of Monmouth as against the said Countess), the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled do declare, That there is no Privilege due to the said Countess of Northumberland, in any Suit wherein she appears as a Guardian only, and hath not a Personal or Real Concern of her own.
Message from the King, to adjourn.
"That it is His Majesty's Pleasure, That this House adjourn itself to Monday the Sixteenth Day of July next; His Majesty not intending (at present) that the Parliament should continue together to dispatch any Business till towards Winter: But (in regard of the present Posture of Affairs) lest there should be any sooner Occasion of their Assistance, He thinks fit to continue their assembling, by such a short Adjournment; and if any such Occasion shall happen, His Majesty will in due Time signify His Pleasure by His Royal Proclamation."