DIE Mercurii, 20 Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Epus. St. David's.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Joh'es Sommers Miles,
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux St. Albans.
Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. Berkeley Ber.
Ds. Gray W.
Ds. Arundell Tr.
Dut. Grafton versus Judges of King's Bench.
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,
told the Counsel for the Judges, "That they must acquaint the Lords with the whole Proceedings which
may be upon the Writ out of Chancery de ponendo
Sigillum, and what will be the Issue of that Writ."
The Counsel for the Judges being heard thereupon,
and several other Questions asked by particular Lords;
as also the Dutchess's Counsel heard to reply; and being withdrawn;
Mr. Attorney General and the Judges were heard, to
the several Questions asked the Counsel.
And, after Debate thereupon, the following Orders
"It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the present Debate upon the Dutchess of Grafton's Petition, and
the Judges of Their Majesties Court of King's Bench
Answer thereunto, shall be adjourned until To-morrow, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon."
Ld. Chief Baron to attend;
"It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Chief
Baron of Their Majesties Court of Exchequer do attend this House To-morrow, at Eleven of the Clock
in the Forenoon, to give such further Assistance as
he can, in the Matter depending in this House, between the Dutchess of Grafton and the Judges of the
Petyt to attend:
"It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That William Petyt
Esquire do attend this House To-morrow, at Eleven
of the Clock in the Forenoon."
Lords to be summoned.
"ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal
in Parliament assembled, That all the Lords who were
present in this House the Fifteenth Instant be summoned to attend this House To-morrow, at Eleven of
the Clock in the Forenoon; and that the House expects a just Excuse if they do not; and that the Messengers who summon them give the House an Account thereof To-morrow."
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis,
(videlicet,) vicesimum primum diem instantis Decembris,
hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.