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 Veneris, 10 Januarii.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the enabling Thomas Stoner Esquire, Son and Heir of John Stoner Esquire deceased, to make a Jointure and Settlement of his Estate in Marriage, notwithstanding his Minority."
Ly. Cath. Fane's Bill.
Message to H. C. with it, and Stoner's Bill.
Shatterden & al. versus Watkins & al.
The House being moved, on the Behalf of Thomas Shatterden, Thomas Trench, and William Sedgwick, Respondents to the Petition and Appeal of William Watkins, John Watkins, and others, depending in this House:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Saturday the Eighteenth Day of this Instant January, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; and that the Service of this Order upon the Appellant's Clerk in Chancery shall be good Service, in order thereunto.
Reasons for the Lords adhering to some Amendments to the Silver Coinage Bill, and in Support of their Right to inflict Pecuniary Penalties.
The Earl of Bradford reported from the Lords Committees, appointed to draw Reasons, to be offered at a Conference with the House of Commons, for their Lordships insisting upon some of their Amendments to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the regulating the Coinage of the Silver Money of this Kingdom."
"The Lords do think it of too dangerous Consequence, if His Majesty shall find it needful for the Benefit of the remote Counties to make Use of more Mints, to oblige Him to erect Four; for, since the only Expedient yet found to prevent clipping and false Coining is to coin all the Money milled; if that Mystery or Art should be once discovered to false Coiners, which it is most likely to be by employing so many Hands as must be used for Four Mints more, the Mischiefs of false Coining would be left altogether remediless for the future, and false Money perpetually made, to the Ruin of the Nation."
"The Lords hold themselves obliged to take Notice of what was delivered from the House of Commons, at the Close of the last Conference, in relation to pecuniary Penalties, mentioned in the Clauses sent down from their Lordships; which, the Commons say, ought to have their Commencement only from the House of Commons: Their Lordships conceive this to be highly derogatory to the Rights of their House; but, since the House of Commons thought sit to deliver a bare Assertion only, without shewing any Foundation for it, the Lords at present will content themselves with as positive a Denial of it."
Message to H. C. for a Conference on the Subject.
To desire a Conference with the House of Commons, in the Painted Chamber, upon the Subject-matter of the last Conference, upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the regulating the Coinage of the Silver Money of this Kingdom," To-morrow, at Twelve of the Clock.
Double Returns, &c. to prevent, Bill.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the House shall be put into a Committee thereupon, on Tuesday the Fourteenth Day of this Instant January, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Griffith & al. versus Harries:
After hearing Counsel this Day, at the Bar, upon the several Petitions and Appeals of Jenkin Griffith Clerk; one, from an Order of Dismission made in His Majesty's Court of Exchequer at Westminster, the Eighth Day of February, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-three, in a Cause there depending, between the Petitioner Plaintiff, and Hugh Harries Gentleman Defendant; the other, from a Decree made in the Court of Exchequer, the Third Day of June, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninetyfive, in a Cause there depending, between Hugh Harries Gentleman Plaintiff, and the said Jenkin Griffith and John Morris Defendants; praying, "That the said Order of Dismission and Decree may be set aside; and that, in regard both Causes depend upon each other, they may be heard together the same Day;" as also upon the Answer of Hugh Harries Gentleman to the Petition of Jenkin Griffith Clerk Appellant, and the Answer of the said Hugh Harries Gentleman to the Petition and Appeal of the said Jenkin Griffith Clerk, and John Morris Gentleman Appellants:
After due Consideration of what was offered by Counsel upon the said Petitions of Jenkin Griffith and John Morris, and the Answer of Hugh Harries Gentleman put in thereunto; it is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Order of Dismission made in the Court of Exchequer, the Eighth Day of February, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-three, as to what relates to the Lease of all the Glebe-land and Tithes of the Vicarage of Lanellen, in the County of Monmouth, shall be, and is hereby, affirmed: And as to the other Matters contained in the Bill in the Exchequer, wherein Jenkin Griffith is Plaintiff, and Hugh Harries Defendant, it is ORDERED, That the Court of Exchequer do proceed to re-hear the same, and give such further Directions therein as to the said Court shall seem just: And it is further ORDERED, That as to the Decree made in the Cause, the Third of June, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-five, wherein Hugh Harries is Plaintiff, and Jenkin Griffith and John Morris Defendants, it shall be, and is hereby, affirmed; and the Appeal, as to that Decree, dismissed this House.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, (videlicet,) undecimum diem instantis Januarii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.