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 Veneris, 9 Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Trustees to sell Part of the Estate of Nathaniel Brent Gentleman, deceased, to raise Money, for Payment of his Debts, and Maintenance for his Children, who are Infants."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet To-morrow, at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
E. of Montagu & al. versus E. of Bath & al.
After hearing Counsel further this Day, upon the Petition of the Earl of Montagu and others, as also for the Earl of Bathe and others therein concerned:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Keeper shall report what was offered by Counsel on either Side thereupon, on Monday the Twelfth Day of this Instant February, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Judges reprimanded for not attending.
Then the Lord Keeper, according to the Order of the House Yesterday, reprimanded the Judges, for not attending the House daily as they ought, in these Words; (videlicet,)
"I am commanded, by the House, to tell you, you have the Honour to be the Assistants here; and the House takes Notice of your great Negligence in your Attendance: You have had sometimes Warning given you, though not with so much Solemnity as I am directed now to do it. If this Fault be not amended for the future, the House will proceed with greater Severity against you."
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, (videlicet,) decimum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.