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 Lunæ, 4 Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Bayley versus Robson.
Upon reading the Petition of Sarah Bayly, Executrix of Edward Bayly deceased; praying, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing Counsel upon her Petition, to which Anne Robson and others have put in their Answer:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear Counsel upon the said Petition and Answer on Monday the Eleventh Day of this Instant December, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Boswell versus Mascall.
Upon reading the Petition of John Slater (John Mascall's Clerk in Chancery, Respondent to the Petition of John Boswell); shewing, "That he was served with an Order for answering to the Petition of John Boswell the Second Instant, which cannot possibly be, by reason the Respondent lives Seventy Miles from London, and his Writings are in the Country; and praying that the Respondent may have further Time for answering:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said John Sclater and John Mascall have hereby Time given them for answering to the said Petition, until Monday the Eleventh Day of this Instant December, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Hodie 2a 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 Midd'x, made by Sarah the Wife of Joseph Gardiner, before their Intermarriage, and Settlement of the Equity of Redemption of the Premises."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords following:
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Wednesday next, at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Frequent Parliaments, Bill for.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the frequent Calling and Meeting of Parliaments."
ORDERED, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, presently.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee, to consider of the said Bill.
And, after some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.
And the Lord Bishop of Salisbury reported, "That the Committee had made some Progress there in; and desire another Day may be appointed, for the House to be put into a Committee, to proceed thereon."
ORDERED, That the House shall be put into a Committee, to proceed thereon, on Wednesday next, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Colonel Granville and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act touching free and impartial Proceedings in Parliament;" to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
Wade versus Skipwith, in Error.
This Day being appointed for hearing Counsel, to argue the Errors upon the Writ of Error brought into this House 3° Martii, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-two, wherein Thomas Skipwith is Plaintiff, and Charles Wade Defendant; the Counsel for the Plaintiff alledged, "That they had an Interest when the Writ of Error was brought; but, their Lease being now expired, they did not think fit to proceed."
It is thereupon ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Judgement given in Their Majesties Court of King's Bench, on the Behalf of Charles Wade, shall be, and is hereby, affirmed; and that the Record thereof be remitted: And it is further ORDERED, That the said Thomas Skipwith shall pay, or cause to be paid, unto the said Charles Wade, the Sum of Ten Pounds, for his Costs in defending the said Writ of Error in this House.
The Tenor of which Judgement, to be affixed to the Record to be transmitted, is as followeth; (videlicet,)
"Postea, scilicet, Vicesimo Octavo Die Novembris, A° Regni Domini Will'i et Dominæ Mariæ nunc Regis et Reginæ Angl. &c. Quinto, Transcript. Record. et Process. præd. inter Partes præd. de Placito præd. cum omnibus ea tangent. Prætextu cujusdam Brevis dictorum Domini Regis et Dominæ Reginæ de Errore corrigend. per præfat. Thomam Skipwith in Præmissis prosecut. dictis Domino Regi et Dominæ Reginæ in Parliamento tent. apud Westm. in Comit. Midd'x, a Cur. dictor. Domini Regis et Dominæ Reginæ, coram ipsis Rege et Regina transmiss. suit; prædictusque Thomas Skipwith, in eadem Cur. Parliamenti comparens, diversas Materias pro Error. in Recordo et Processu pro Revocatione et Adnullatione Judicii præd. assignavit; ad quas præd. Carolus Wade, in eadem Cur. Parliamenti præd. scilicet comparens, placitavit, quod nec in Recordo et Processu præd. nec in Redditione Judicii præd. nec in Affirmatione ejusdem, in ullo est Erratum: Postmodumque, scilicet, Quarto Die Decembris, Anno Regni Domini Will'i et Dominæ Mariæ nunc Regis et Reginæ Angl. &c. Quinto supradicto, visis et per Cur. Parliamenti præd. diligenter examinatis et plenius intellectis tam Recordo et Processu præd. ac Judicio super eisdem reddit. necnon Affirmation. ejusdem, quam præd. Causis et Materiis superius pro Error. assignat. et. allegat. videtur eidem Cur. Parliamenti præd. quod Record. ill. in nullo vitiosum aut defectivum existit, ac quod in Record. ill. in nullo est Erratum: Ideo, per eandem Curiam Parliamenti præd. consideratum est, quod Judic. præd. necnon Affirmatio ejusdem, in omnibus affirmetur, et in omni suo Robore stet et Effectu; dictis Causis et Materiis superius pro Error. assignat. et allegat. in aliquo non obstantibus. Et ulterius per eandem Cur. Parliamenti præd. ad tunc et ibidem cons. est, quod præd. Carolus Wade recuperet versus præsat. Thomam Skipwith Decem Libr. eidem Carolo per Cur. Parliamenti præd. juxta Formam Statut. inde edit. et provis. adjudicat. pro Mis. et Custag. et Damp. suis, quæ sustin. Occasione Dilationis Executionis Judic. præd. Prætextu Prosecutionis præd. Brevis de Errore; super qu. Record. præd. nec non Process. præd. coram eadem Cur. Parliamenti in Præmiss. habit. per eandem Cur. Parliament. præd. præsat. Cur. Domini Regis & Dominæ Reginæ nunc coram ipsis Rege & Regina ubicunque, &c. remittuntur; & in eadem Cur. dictorum Domini Regis & Dominæ Reginæ, coram ipsis Rege & Regina, jam residen. &c."
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, (videlicet,) quintum diem instantis Decembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.