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, 24 Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Several French Protestants took the Oaths, in order to their Naturalization.
Fountain versus Coke.
After having heard Counsel, on the 13th Instant, upon the Petition of Andrew Fountaine Esquire, as also upon the Answer of Edward Coke Esquire, put in thereunto, upon the Debt owing by Mr. Covill of £. 1860 decreed by the Exchequer to be Mr. Coke's Money; as also having heard Counsel, the 20th Instant, upon the Debt owing by Mr. Backwell of £. 542 9 s. decreed likewise to be Mr. Coke's Money by the Court of Exchequer:
After due Consideration had of what was offered by Counsel on both Sides thereupon, it is this Day ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Decree of the Court of Exchequer, from which the said Andrew Fountaine appealed, as to these Two Sums, videlicet, £. 1860 and £. 542 9 s. be, and is hereby, affirmed; and that the Petition of the said Andrew Fountaine, as to the said Sums above-mentioned, be, and is hereby, dismissed this House.
Upon reading the humble Petition of Stephen Howard, now in the Custody of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, for speaking scandalous Words of the Lord Bishop of London; shewing, "That he is very sorry for his having repeated the said Words, and acknowledges his Crime, and begs Pardon of this House, and particularly of the Lord Bishop of London; and praying to be released."
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Stephen Howard be, and is hereby, discharged, paying his Fees; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
To Sir Tho. Duppa, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy and Deputies, and every of them.
Harris & al. versus Osbalston & al.
Whereas there is a Cause depending in this House, wherein John Harris et al. are Plaintiffs, and Robert Oshalston and others are Defendants, which was appointed to be heard on Wednesday next:
It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel on both Sides, at the Bar, on the 4th Day of February next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Rob'tus Atkins, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati, (videlicet,) 25um diem instantis Januarii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.