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 Martis, 17 die Decembris.
Domini tam (fn. 1) Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
L. Privy Seal.
Ds. Grey de R.
Ds. Howard de Eff.
Ds. (fn. 2) Dartmouth.
Bill to revive the Act for Triennial Parliaments.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for preventing Inconveniencies which may happen by the long Intermission of Parliaments."
The Bishop of Exon hath Leave to go into the Country.
Seyer discharged. Vide this same Order, entered again 17th January following.
Upon reading the humble Petition of Thomas Seyer, of Langham, in the County of Suffolk, Attorney at Law; shewing, "That he is very sorry for his having sued Robert Terkill, Servant to his Grace the Duke of Grafton, contrary to his Grace's Privilege as a Peer of this Realm; and praying to be discharged:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Thomas Seyer be, and is hereby, discharged (paying his Fees); and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
To Sir Thomas Duppa, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, his Deputy and Deputies, and every of them.
Robertus Atkins, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, videlicet, 18um diem instantis Decembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.