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, 21 Novembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsens fuerunt:
Mauduit, Windsor Herald, discharged from an Arrest.
Upon Report from the Lords Committees for Privileges, to whom was referred the Petition of Peers Mauduit Herald at Arms, "That their Lordships have considered the said Petition; and are of Opinion, that he ought to be allowed Privilege of Parliament, as being One of the King's Servants:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Peers Mauduit shall be, and he is hereby, discharged from the Imprisonment and Restraint he now lies under, at the Suit of Mary Deeble and others; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
To the Sheriffs of London and Midd'x, the Keeper of Woodstreet Compter, and all other Officers whom this may concern.
Williams versus Read.
After hearing this Day the Barons of Their Majesties Court of Exchequer, pursuant to an Order Yesterday, in the Case of Walter Williams, against Read and others:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear Counsel upon the Petition of Walter Williams and Elizabeth his Wife, from a Decree made in the High Court of Chancery, wherein Edward Reade was Plaintiff, and Richard Reade the Elder and Richard Reade the Younger Defendants; and from another Decree, wherein the said Richard Reade the Younger, by the Name of Richard Reade of Lugwardine Esquire, was Plaintiff, and the Petitioner Elizabeth, by the Name of Elizabeth Reade Widow, was Defendant, received in this House the Thirtieth Day of May One Thousand Six Hundred Eighty-five; as also upon the Answers of Mr. Justice Gregory and Richard Witherstone put in thereunto the Sixth Day of June One Thousand Six Hundred Eighty-five; and the Answer of Edward Reade Junior also put in thereunto the Fifteenth Day of June One Thousand Six Hundred Eighty-five, on Thursday the One and Twentieth Day of December next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the Petitioner Walter Williams is to cause timely Notice to be given to the Respondents, to the End they attend with their Counsel accordingly.
D. South'ton versus Davis and King, for arresting Pool his Servant.
Upon reading the Petition of John Davis and Joseph King, now in the Custody of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, for a Breach of Privilege committed by them against his Grace the Duke of South'ton:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition shall be, and is hereby, rejected.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, (videlicet,) 22um diem instantis Novembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.