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, 19 Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Dut. Grafton versus Judges of King's Bench.
It was agreed, that these Words following should be added to the Question proposed to the Counsel Yesterday, upon which the Counsel were to be heard: ["And how far such Remedy is like to prove effectual, in respect to the Circumstances of this Case."]
Then the Counsel for the Dutchess of Grafton and William Bridgeman Esquire, as also for the Judges of Their Majesties Court of King's Bench, were called in.
And the Lord Keeper, by Directions of the House, acquainted the Counsel for the Judges, "That they were to shew what Remedies the Petitioners have in this Case by the ordinary Methods of Law, and how far such Remedies are like to prove effectual, in respect to the Circumstances of this Case; to which the Dutchess's Counsel may answer."
Upon Report made by the Lord Keeper of what was offered by Counsel on either Side, and hearing Their Majesties Attorney General to several Questions proposed, as also the Lord Keeper and Judges then present; and after long Debate of the Matter; the following Order was made:
Judges Counsel, &c. to attend.
"It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Counsel who attended on the Behalf of the Dutchess of Graston and William Bridgeman Esquire, as also for the Judges of Their Majesties Court of King's Bench, all the Judges, and William Petyt Esquire, do attend this House To-morrow, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon: And it is further ORDERED, That the Lords shall be summoned; and no other Business to intervene.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, (videlicet,) vicesimum diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.