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 Martis, 3 die Januarii.
Churchill versus Hastings.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lady Churchill hath hereby Time allowed her for answering thereunto, until Wednesday the Eleventh Day of this Instant January, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Trustees to sell Part of the Lands and Tenements of Mathew Pitt Esquire and Robert Pitt Gentleman, for the Payment of Debts; and to settle the rest of their Lands upon the said Mathew and Robert, and the Wife of the said Robert, and their Issue."
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming the Sale of certain Wood-lands, in the County of South'ton, and certain Articles of Agreement made between Isaac Woollaston and Richard Woollaston Esquire."
Sir W. Mannock's Bill.
Message to H. C. with it.
Ward, Jackson, & al. versus Sir E. Turner.
Upon reading the Petition of James Ward Esquire, Roger Jackson, Christopher Cratford, John Adams, and others, being an Appeal from a Decree made by the Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal, the Thirtieth of June One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-one, on the Behalf of Sir Edward Turner; and praying the Reversal thereof:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Sir Edward Turner may have a Copy of the said Petition; and be, and he is hereby, required to put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on Tuesday the Tenth Day of this Instant January, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Maclesfield versus Maclesfield.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Ralph Macclesfeild Gentleman, Appellant, against Mary Macclesfeild Widow and Peter Macclesfeild Gentleman, Respondents, from a Decree made in the Court of Chancery, the Eight and Twentieth of January, 33° Caroli Secundi; and praying the Reversal of the Decree, Orders, and Enrolments, in Chancery:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Mary Macclesfeild Widow and Peter Macclesfeild may have a Copy of the said Petition; and be, and they are hereby, required to put in their Answers thereunto, in Writing, on Tuesday the Seventeenth Day of this Instant January, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Ruddle versus Cass.
It is 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 Tuesday the Seventeenth Day of this Instant January, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Message from H. C. concerning a Conference.
Free Proceedings in Parliament, Bill.
Before the putting of the abovesaid Question, Leave was asked, and granted, for any Lords to dissent, which Way soever the Question was carried; and the Lords whose Names are hereunder subscribed do dissent, in the Reasons following:
"1. Because the principal Objection made to this Bill was, the great Danger that might happen thereby of the too long continuing this present Parliament, which is an ill Consequence that we can no Ways apprehend; since we hope, and humbly conceive, His Majesty will never be capable of taking any Advice of that Kind, so plainly destructive to the Subjects just Rights of Election to frequent Parliaments, and so many Ways inconsistent with the Good of this Nation.
"2. Because we are not only very sensible of the just Occasion given for such an Act (though we are loth to enlarge upon so tender a Subject); but have good Reason to believe the House of Commons would not have begun and passed a Bill of this Nature, wherein the Members of that House are so particularly concerned, without having been fully satisfied in the Reasons for it, and plainly convinced of that great Need the People of England are in at this Time of so just and wife a Provision.
Proxies entered this Day allowed.
(fn. 1) "Memorandum, This Entry should regularly have been inserted before the Words, ["It was Resolved in the Negative."]
Rob'tus Atkyns, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, (videlicet,) quartum diem instantis Januarii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.