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 Sabbati, 2 Decembris.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing such Parts of several former Acts as prevent or prohibit the Importation of Foreign Brandy, Aqua Vitæ, and other Spirits, and Bacon, except from France;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Brandy, &c. Bill to repeal Acts which prohibit the Importation of, except from France.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing such Parts of several former Acts as prevent or prohibit the Importation of Foreign Brandy, Aqua Vitæ, and other Spirits, and Bacon, except from France."
Q. Dowager versus L. Ossulston, for Waver of Privilege.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir James Butler Knight, Attorney General to the most Excellent Princess Katherine the Queen Dowager, for and on the Behalf of Her Majesty; shewing, "That the Right Honourable the Lord Ossulston insists upon his Privilege in the Court of Exchequer, after he had waved it in the same Cause; and praying, that the Lord Ossulston may be ordered, not to insist upon his Privilege:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Ossulston may have a Copy of the said Petition; and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on Saturday the Ninth Day of this Instant December, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Report concerning the Answer of the Judges of the K. B. to Bridgeman's Petition, Trustee for the Dutchess of Graston.
The Earl of Mulgrave reported, from the Committee appointed to consider of the last Clause in the Judges of the King's Bench Answer to the Dutchess of Grafton and William Bridgeman's Petition, "That they have heard Mr. Justice Eyre, on Behalf of himself and the other Judges therein concerned; and he did explain their Meaning therein, with great Modesty and Dutifulness, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and the Committee believe they will bring in another Answer, such as will be satisfactory to the House, of which the House will judge when it comes."
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Trustees to raise Money, to satisfy a Mortgage of several Houses and Tenements in London and Middl'x, made by Sarah the Wife of Joseph Gardiner, before their Intermarriage, and Settlement of the Equity of Redemption of the Premises."
Judges of the K. B. to attend.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That all the Judges of Their Majesties Court of King's Bench do attend this House on Tuesday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Burrows versus Dod & al.
Upon hearing Counsel this Day, at the Bar, upon the Matter, as well of the Petition of Thomas Burrows and the Answers thereunto, as of the Petition of Anne Dod Widow, Magdalen Johnson Widow, and others, and the Answer thereunto, touching the said Thomas Burrows' accounting for the Profits of the Lands in Question, by Colour of an Order of the Thirtieth of April, One Thousand Six Hundred and Ninety; it appeared, "That Thomas Burrows, by an Order of this House of the Nineteenth of December, One Thousand Six Hundred and Ninety, had Leave to prosecute his Right and Title at Law to the Lands in Question, notwithstanding the Order of the Thirtieth of April, One Thousand Six Hundred and Ninety, and hath since obtained a Verdict in Affirmation of his Title at Law to the Premises, and is thereby entitled to the Profits thereof:"
It is therefore ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Thomas Burrows shall be, and is hereby, discharged from accounting for the Profits of the Premises in Question, by Colour of the said Order of the Thirtieth of April One Thousand Six Hundred and Ninety; and that the Petition of the said Anne Dod and others shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House.