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, 14 Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
The Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas sat Speaker.
Several Persons were sworn, at the Bar, in order to be naturalized.
Sir Rich. Verney's Petition, for a Writ of Summons; Committee to prepare a Report to the King, upon His Reference of it.
Upon reading the Judgement made Yesterday, in the Case of Sir Richard Verney Knight:
The Lords following were appointed a Committee, to draw up in Writing what shall be reported to His Majesty (upon His Majesty's Reference to this House), of the Petition of Sir Richard Verney Knight; and report to the House:
Dux Leeds, Ds. Præses.
Ds. Willoughby Er.
Their Lordships, or any Three of them; to meet To-morrow, at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Public Accompts, for taking, &c. Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the taking, examining, and stating, the Public Accompts."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, presently.
Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee thereupon.
After some Time, the House was resumed.
And the Earl of Bridgewater reported, "That the Committee had gone through the said Bill; and think it fit to pass, without any Amendment.
ORDERED, That the said Bill be read the Third Time To-morrow, at Twelve of the Clock.
Sir William Williams, to reverse a Judgement against him, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for reversing a Judgement given against Sir William Williams, for what he did as Speaker of the House of Commons, and for asserting the Rights and Freedom of Parliament."
Upon the First Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for reversing a Judgement given against Sir William Williams, for what he did as Speaker of the House of Commons; and for asserting the Rights and Freedom of Parliament:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Consideration whether this Bill shall be read a Second Time, shall be adjourned to Friday next, at Twelve of the Clock.
Bills for reversing Judgements which begun in the H. C. Committee to consider of Proceedings upon.
Lords Committees appointed to examine what hath been done upon Bills for reversing Judgements, which have begun in the House of Commons; and report to the House.
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Monday 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.
Nassau, Nat. Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Henry de Nassau, and other Children of Henry de Nassau Seigneur de Averquerke."
ORDERED, That the said Bill be committed to the same Committee, Time, and Place, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Solomon Eyme and others," is referred.
Norwood versus Norwood.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Norwood, from an Order of Dismission made in the High Court of Chancery, the Fifth Day of December, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-four, in a Cause wherein the Petitioner was Plaintiff, against Thomas Norwood Clerk, and Elizabeth Norwood, Defendants; and praying the Reversal of the said Order of Dismission:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Thomas Norwood and Elizabeth Norwood may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and they are hereby required to put in their Answer thereunto, in Writing, on Friday the Eight and Twentieth Day of this Instant February, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Oldys versus Domville, in Error.
Whereas Thursday next is appointed for hearing the Errors argued, upon the Writ of Error wherein William Oldys is Plaintiff, and Charles Domville Defendant:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the Errors argued thereupon, on Saturday the Two and Twentieth Day of this Instant February, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Georgius Treby Miles, Capitalis Justiciarius Com. Placit. declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, (videlicet,) decimum quintum diem instantis Februarii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.