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 Mercurii, 27 die Novembris.
E. of Lincoln asked Pardon, for examining Keeling.
After Debate, the Earl of Lyncolne asked the Pardon of the House, for having sent for a Person (to examine him particularly in the Afternoon) who was summoned to appear to be examined at a Committee that Evening.
L. Preston discharged, and the Order for prosecuting him suspended.
Upon reading the humble Petition of Richard Lord Viscount Preston, of the Kingdom of Scotland, now Prisoner in The Tower of London by Order of this House; shewing, "That he is very much concerned and troubled that he hath incurred the Displeasure of this House; and that he never had a Thought, Purpose, or in the least a Design, to misdemean himself in any Thing towards this House, or of doing any Thing that should give the least Offence thereunto; and praying to be discharged from the Confinement under which he lies:"
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Order of this House, made the 12th of November Instant, wherein Their Majesties Attorney General was ordered to prosecute Richard Lord Viscount Preston, of the Kingdom of Scotland, in the Court of King's Bench, for a high Misdemeanor, be, and is hereby, superseded: And it is further ORDERED, That the said Richard Lord Viscount Preston be, and is hereby, discharged from his present Imprisonment in The Tower; and that this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
Coke versus Cobb & al.
Robertus Atkins, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis, videlicet, 28um diem instantis Novembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.