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 Jovis, 22 Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Geo. Turner's Bill:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Payment of the Debts of George Turner Esquire, deceased."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir Lacon Wm. Child:
To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
J. Brown attached, for Breach of Privilege against the E. of Portland, refcued dy Ed. Brown & al.
Upon reading the Petition of Lancelot Emmot, Deputy to the Serjeant at Arms attending this House; shewing, "That he having in his Custody John Browne a Bailiff, by an Order of this House, for a Breach of Privilege against the Right Honourable the Earl of Portland, a Peer of this Realm; and that the said Browne, in going Home to his House, made his Escape from the Petitioner; and that, he being informed that he was at Wooxbridge, he did with one Wallbrooke go thither, and retake the said Browne, who was by Force taken away from him, by Edward Browne and his Wife, and the Wife of the said John Browne, and divers others unknown to the Petitioner;" and upon Oath made of the same:
Ed. Brown & al to be attached.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, do forthwith attach the Bodies of the said John Browne Senior and his Wife, and the said Edward Browne his Son, and his Wife, and bring them in safe Custody to the Bar of this House to answer for their Offence; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
To Roger Charnock Esquire, Serjeant at Arms attending this House, his Deputy and Deputies, and every of them, and to all Mayors, Sheriffs, Bailiffs, Constables, and other Their Majesties Officers, to be aiding and assisting in the Execution hereof, as the contrary will be answered to this House.
Sir W. Rawlinson against the Bill for settling Sir J. Maynard's Estate.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the further Consideration of the Petition of Sir Wm. Rawlinson (against the Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling the Estate of Sir John Maynard Knight, deceased, late One of the Lords Commissioners for the Custody of the Great Seal of England,") shall be resumed on Saturday next.
Bp. Exon versus Hele, in Error.
This Day the Lord Chief Justice Holt, in the usual Manner, brought in a Writ of Error, wherein Jonathan Lord Bishop of Exeter is Plaintiff, and Sampson Hele Defendant.
Ld. Stawell's Bill.
After hearing Counsel this Day, at the Bar, for and against the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Payment of the Debts of John Lord Stawell, lately deceased:"
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Payment of the Debts of John Lord Stawell, lately deceased."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill shall be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Saturday 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.
Trials for Treason, for regulating, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for regulating of Trials, in Cases of Treason and Misprision of Treason."
A Debate arose, "Whether the abovesaid Bill shall be rejected?"
ORDERED, That the Debate of this Business shall be resumed on Monday next, at Eleven of the Clock; and that all the Lords in and about the Town and Judges be summoned then to attend.
Report of Conference.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Report of the Conference with the House of Commons the Twelfth Instant shall be resumed on Tuesday next, at Eleven of the Clock.
Voting by Balloting.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Debate concerning Voting by Balloting shall be adjourned to Wednesday the Eight and Twentieth Instant.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for increasing the present Maintenance of the Honourable Mr. Henry Cavendish, and for providing a Jointure for such Woman as he shall marry during the Life of his Father the Earl of Devonshire."
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, (videlicet,) vicesimum tertium diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.