Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 14, 1685-1691. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Veneris, 26 die Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
M. de Halyfax Speaker pro Tempore.
Bill to reverse Sydney's Attainder.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for annulling and making void the Attainder of Algernon Sydney Esquire."
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with it, and Cooke's Bill.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir Lacon Childe:
To deliver to them the Bill for annulling and making void the Attainder of Algernon Sydney Esquire, and to desire their Concurrence thereunto.
2. To let them know, that this House hath passed the Bill for enabling Younger Cooke to sell Lands, for paying his Debts.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir George Treby and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising Money, by a Poll and otherwise, towards the reducing of Ireland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Poll Bill for reducing Ireland.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for raising Money, by a Poll and otherwise, towards the reducing of Ireland."
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Richard Temple and others:
Who brought up a Bill for preventing Doubts and Questions concerning the collecting the Public Revenue; to which the Commons desire their Lordships Concurrence.
Otes versus Regem, in Error.
This Day being appointed for hearing Counsel, to argue the Errors in the Writs of Error brought into this House by Titus Otes, to reverse the Judgements given against him in the King's Bench; Two at the Suit of King Charles the Second; and One, a Judgement at the Suit of the then Duke of Yorke; the Counsel of Titus Otes appeared, and were ready at the Bar; but no Counsel appeared on the King's Behalf, to maintain the Judgements against him:
Whereupon Thomas Bales, Solicitor for Titus Otes, being sworn at the Bar, deposed, "That he had served several Orders of this House made in this Case upon Mr. Attorney General, to give him Notice that the Trial was to be; and the last Order on the 24th of this Instant June, for hearing of the Cause this Day: And Mr. Attorney said to him, That he believed he could not come."
Then the House heard the Counsel of Titus Otes, to maintain the Errors assigned, and to make good their Exceptions in Point of Law.
Which ended; the Counsel for Titus Otes was called in; and commanded by the House, to set down in Writing what Arguments and Exceptions they had this Day made against the Judgements, and deliver them to the Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench To-morrow Morning.
Roberts versus Mellish.
Upon hearing the Petition read of Marmaduke Roberts; shewing, "That his Appeal against Edward Mellish coming to be heard on the 18th of March last in this Cause, it was untruly alledged by the Counsel for the said Edward Mellish, That the Decree was by Consent, and other Things declared in the Petition:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition of Marmaduke Roberts be, and is hereby, rejected by this House.
Russel to be bailed.
ORDERED, That the Lord Chief Justice Court of King's Bench do bail Thomas Russell, in The Tower, a Prisoner.
Harvey versus L. Holles.
ORDERED, That this House will hear the Cause, by Counsel on both Sides, wherein Mr. Hervy is Plaintiff, and the Lord Holles is Defendant, on Wednesday the 8th of May next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Marq. de Halyfax, Orator Procerum pro Tempore, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati, 27um diem instantis Aprilis, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.