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 Mercurii, 13 Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Capt. Cox & al. to attend.
It being moved, "That Captain John Cox, Captain of the Tender which attended The Brittania Ship, Captain James Smith, Captain John Brookes, and Captain Fox, do attend this House:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said John Cox, James Smith, John Brookes, and Fox, do not go out of Town until further Order of this House.
Fox versus Harcourt, in Error.
After hearing Counsel, at the Bar, to argue the Errors, upon a Writ of Error brought into this House, the Tenth Day of November, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-three, from Their Majesties Court of King's Bench, wherein John Fox is Plaintiff, and Simon Harcourt Defendant; whereupon Errors were assigned, and Issue joined:
Upon due Consideration had of what was offered by Counsel thereupon, it is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Judgement, given in Their Majesties Court of King's Bench, on Behalf of Symon Harcourt, shall be, and is hereby, affirmed; and that the Record be remitted.
The Tenor of which Judgement, to be affixed to the Record to be transmitted, is as followeth: (videlicet,)
"Posteaque, scilicet, Decimo Tertio Die Decembris, Anno Regni dictorum Dominorum Regis et Reginæ nunc Quinto supradicto, in præd. Cur. Parliament. vis. et per Cur. ibidem diligenter examinat. et plenius intellect. tam Record. et Process. præd. ac Judic. super eisdem reddit. quam præd. Causis pro Error. superius assign. et allegat. pro eo quod videtur Cur. Parliament. præd. quod Record. ill. in nullo vitiosum aut defectivum existit, ac quod in Recordo illo in nullo est Erratum: Ideo ad tunc et ibidem considerat. est per eandem Curiam Parliamenti, quod Judicium præd. in omnibus affirmetur, et in omni suo Robore stet et Effectu; dictis Causis pro Errore assign. in aliquo non obstant. Et quod præd. Simo Harcourt in Cur. dictorum Dominorum Regis et Reginæ haberet inde Executionem suam versus præsat. Joh'em Fox, juxta Formam et Effectum Judicii præd. Ac superinde Record. et Process. præd. Cur. Dominorum Regis et Reginæ nunc, per Curiam Parliament. præd. coram dict. Dominis Rege et Regina ubicunque &c. remittuntur, et in eadem Curia dictorum Dominorum Regis et Reginæ coram ipsis Rege et Regina, jam residen."
Free Proceedings in Parliament, Bill for.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act touching free and impartial Proceedings in Parliament," shall be read the Second Time To-morrow, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon; and all the Lords in and about the Town summoned then to attend.
Message from H. C. to remind the Lords of it; and with a Bill.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Lloyd and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal a Clause in the Statute made in the Four and Thirtieth and Five and Thirtieth Years of King Henry the Eighth, by which Justices of Peace in Wales are limited to Eight in each County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
And also to put this House in Mind of a Bill sent up to this House, intituled, "An Act touching free and impartial Proceedings in Parliament."
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, (videlicet,) 14um diem instantis Decembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.