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 Sabbati, 26 die Aprilis.
E. of Essex's Bill.
Message from H. C. to return Sir H. Middleton's Bill.
Message to them, that the Lords agree to E of Shaftesbury's Bill, and the E. of Essex's.
Washington, Gunner of The Defiance, to be sent for by the Admiralty, for assaulting the Officer of this House.
William Clayton, Messenger, upon Oath, deposed at the Bar, "That he attached the Body of John Washington Yesterday, by virtue of an Order of this House; but afterwards he sell upon him, and beat him, and broke his Sword, and refused to obey the Order of this House, with Contempt:"
Whereupon it is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty do forthwith send for, and cause to be brought to the Bar of this House, John Washington, Gunner in Their Majesties Ship called The Defiance, to answer the Breach of the Privilege, and Contempt of an Order, of this House.
Message from H. C. to return LeGrand & al. Nat. Bill.
Who returned the Bill for naturalizing David Le Grand and others; in which they have (fn. 1) made some Amendments, and desire their Lordships Concurrence thereunto.
Message to them, that the Lords agree to Amendments in it.
Bill for the Queen to be Regent.
Sir R. Vyner's Creditors and Executors Bill.
Law, Practice of, Bill for regulating.
The Earl of Bridgewater reported, "That the House hath been in Consideration of the said Bill; and desire that a Day may be appointed to hear the Counsel of the Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal, what they can object against the passing of that Bill; and also to hear the Judges Opinion concerning the Statutes cited in the said Bill."
Crooke versus Watt.
Upon reading the Petition of Peter Crooke and Elizabeth his Wife; praying, "That the Appeal of John Watt, Francis Camfeild, and Elizabeth his Wife, may be dismissed this House, because they have not entered into a Recognizance to pay Costs if their Appeal be dismissed:"
It is ORDERED, That the said John Watt, Francis Camfeild and Elizabeth his Wife, or One of them, do enter into a Recognizance, as abovesaid, on or before Monday next; or else the said Appeal shall be dismissed.
Brooke & al. versus Marshal & al.
ORDERED, That the Cause which was appointed to be heard this Day, wherein Sir Robert Brooke and others are Plaintiffs, and Margaret Marshall and others Defendants, shall be heard on Monday (fn. 1) next, after the Hearing of Sir Rob't Dashwood's and Sir John Champante's Case.
Vincent versus Parker.
Grigg to be Receiver of the Peers Pollmoney.
The House being this Day moved, "That Sir Robert Atkins, Speaker of this House, may have the naming of a Gentleman to be Receiver of the several Sums of Money rated, and to be rated, upon the Nobility of this Realm, by virtue of an Act, intituled, "An Act for raising Money, by a Poll and otherwise, towards the reducing of Ireland, and prosecuting the War against France:"
It is ORDERED, That Benjamin Grigg shall, by virtue of this Order, be Receiver, as abovesaid; which said Sums of Money he shall dispose of to such Persons respectively, and to such Uses, as are appointed by the said Act.
Robertus Atkins, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ, videlicet, 28um diem instantis Aprilis, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.