Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 15, 1691-1696. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Jovis, 21 Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Dut. Grafton versus Judges of King's Bench.
The Lord Chief Baron of Their Majesties Court of Exchequer being heard, pursuant to the Order Yesterday;
The House was moved, "That her Grace the Dutchess of Grafton and William Bridgeman Esquire may have Leave to withdraw their Petition depending in this House, against the Judges of Their Majesties Court of King's Bench."
Upon Debate thereof, and of other Matters likewise proposed relating to the Proceedings of the Judges;
It was Resolved, upon the Question, and ORDERED, That this Debate shall be adjourned until To-morrow, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Castenet, E. of Portland's Servant, arrested:
Upon Oath made, at the Bar of this House, "That Ezekiel Castenet, menial Servant to the Right Honourable William Earl of Portland, a Peer of this Realm, was arrested, and held to Bail, by John Browne Bailiff, at the Suit of John Carter Taylor, within the Time of Privilege of Parliament, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament:"
His Bail discharged, and Browne and Carter to be attached.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Bail entered into for the said Ezekiel Castenet shall be, and is hereby, discharged; and that the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, shall forthwith attach the Bodies of the said John Browne and John Carter, and bring them in safe Custody to the Bar of this House, to answer for their Offence; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
To Roger Charnock Esquire, Serjeant at Arms attending this House, his Deputy and Deputies, and every of them, and to all Mayors, Sheriffs, Bailiffs, Constables, and other Their Majesties Officers, to be aiding and assisting in the Execution hereof.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Veneris, (videlicet,) 22um diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.