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 Sabbati, 24 Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Estate of George Rogers, for Payment of the Mortgages thereon, and applying the Overplus for the Benefit of himself and his Wife."
E. of Montagu & al. versus E. of Bath & al.:
E. of Mountague's Petition, for the Respondents to produce Exhibits, &c. at a Trial at Law, &c.
Then the House went into Consideration of the Precedents reported by the Clerks, pursuant to an Order of the Twentieth Instant, upon the Petition of Ralph Earl of Montagu, Elizabeth Dutchess of Albemarle, Christopher Monk and Henry Monk Esquires; praying, "That the Respondents may be ordered to produce, at a Trial below, all such Writings and Exhibits as have been by them proved and exhibited before this House, or in the Court of Chancery, to be used as Occasion shall be, several of them being (as the Petitioners are advised) material Evidence for them; as also that they may not thereat give in Evidence any Lease or Incumbrance, whereby to obstruct the Trial of the Validity of the said Deeds:"
And, after a long Debate and Consideration thereof, it is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition of Ralph Earl of Montagu and others abovementioned shall be, and it is hereby, dismissed this House.
Protest against rejecting it.
Hodie 2a 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."
ORDERED, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Wednesday next; and that some of the Judges do then attend.
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 Sir William Rawlinson's Petition, against the Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling the Estate of Sir John Maynard Knight, deceased, late One of the Commissioners for the Custody of the Great Seal of England," shall be resumed on Monday next.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, (videlicet,) vicesimum sextum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.