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, 10 Novembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Newton versus Ballet.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of James Newton, against John Ballet and Mary his Wife Defendants; and between the said John Ballett Plaintiff, and the said James Newton and Charles Ballet Doctor of Physic, Defendants, from a Decree made in the Court of Chancery, the Fifteenth Day of April, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-two; and praying the Reversal of the said Decree:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said John Ballet and Mary his Wife may have a Copy of the said Petition; and be, and they are hereby, required to put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on Thursday the Seventeenth Day of this Instant November, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
E. of Bath & al. versus E. of Mountague, for Waiver of Privilege.
The House being this Day moved, on the Behalf of the Earl of Montague, "That the Matters referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges concerning him and the Earl of Bathe may be put off for some Time, his Counsel not being able to attend at the Time appointed;" the Earl of Bathe consenting thereunto:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That that Business shall be, and is hereby, put off until Monday the One and Twentieth Day of this Instant November, at Four of the Clock in the Afternoon; to be then peremptorily heard.
E. Huntingdon and Marlborough under Bail, committed upon Warrants for Treason, and E. of Scarsdale's Papers searched.
Then the Order for entering into Consideration of the Grounds for the Commitment and Continuance under Bail of the Earl of Huntingdon and the Earl of Marleborough was read; and the original Warrants of their Commitments being produced, as ordered:
After a long Debate, and the Judges being heard on this Occasion, and Mr. Aaron Smith examined upon Oath at the Bar of this House, the Committee following was ordered.
Committee to draw an Order upon the Debate.
Lords Committees appointed to draw an Order upon the Debate this Day to be offered to the House:
Lord Chief Justice Holt to assist their Lordships.
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.
Then the following Orders were made; videlicet,
Smith to attend.
"It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Mr. Aaron Smith do attend this House To-morrow, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon."
Commitment, &c. of the E. of Huntingdon and Marlborough, and Complaint of the E. of Scarsdale.
"It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will enter into further Consideration of the Grounds of the Commitment and Continuance under Bail of the Earl of Huntingdon and the Earl of Marleborough To-morrow, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; and no other Business shall intervene."
Rob'tus Atkyns, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Veneris, (videlicet,) undecimum diem instantis Novembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.