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 Mercurii, 10 Februarii.
Answer from H. C.
Bromhall versus Johnson.
Low Wines, &c. Duty Bill.
Quakers Evidence, Bill.
Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee, upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for empowering the High Court of Chancery and Their Majesties Court of Exchequer to accept of the solemn Answer, or Evidence, of any of the People called Quakers."
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the House shall be put into a Committee, to proceed on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for empowering the High Court of Chancery and Their Majesties Court of Exchequer to accept of the solemn Answer, or Evidence, of any of the People called Quakers," on Friday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, the First Business.
Public Accompts, for examining &c. Bill.
Report of the Conference.
And the Earl of Rochester reported, "That the Managers have attended the Conference, as ordered; and told the Commons, that the House hath had a serious Consideration of the Reasons given by them at the last Free Conference; and that the House had commanded the Managers to acquaint them, that the House had adhered to their Amendments to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for appointing and enabling Commissioners to examine, take, and state, the Public Accompts of the Kingdom," and delivered them the Bill."
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for punishing of Mutineers and Deserters, preventing false Musters, and paying the Army according to the Musters of Effective Men, and for the better paying of Quarters."
Message to H. C. with it.
Penniston versus Ly. Read.
The Speaker, pursuant to the Order of the Eighth Instant, reported what was said by the Counsel for and against the Bill, intituled, "An Act for transferring the collecting the Duties of Alnage to the Customhouse, and for giving a Recompense to the Crown for the same."
"The Counsel for the Bill having proposed, that there should be a sufficient Security given by Ten able Persons to the Dutchess of Richmond, to answer the Rents now paid to her, and to secure her a Compensation for the Remainder of her Term; the House doth direct the said Counsel to meet with the Counsel for the Dutchess, and to prepare a Clause fit to be inserted in the Bill, whereby such Security shall be sufficiently provided for: And in case the Dutchess should rather be willing to take a Sum of Money for her whole Interest, the Counsel on both Sides are directed to consider what may be a proper Sum to be paid for the said Interest; and to report their Proceedings in Writing, to be offered to this House on Monday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, as to these Particulars, or any other Expedient they can agree on, wherein likewise the Interest of the Crown is to be considered."
Hall versus Ayres.
Whereas, by virtue of Their Majesties Writ of Error, returnable in the House of Peers in Parliament assembled, a Record of the Court of King's Bench was brought into this House the Twelfth Day of December, One Thousand Six Hundred and Ninety-one, wherein Judgement is entered for William Ayres against Thomas Hall; Counsel appearing this Day for the Defendant William Ayres in the Writ of Error, but no Counsel appearing for the Plaintiff Thomas Hall:
It is this Day ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Judgement given in the Court of King's Bench, for the said William Ayres, against the said Thomas Hall, shall be, and is hereby, affirmed: And it is further ORDERED, That the said Thomas Hall shall pay, or cause to be paid, unto the said William Ayres, the Sum of Twenty Pounds, for his Costs sustained in defending the said Writ of Error in this House.
"Postea, scilicet, Duodecimo Die Decembris, Anno Regni Regis et Reginæ Gulielm. et Mariæ nunc Angl. &c. Tertio, Transcript. Record. et Process. præd. cum omnibus ea tangen. virtute ejusdem Brevis (fn. 1) Domini Regis et Dominæ Reginæ de Error. corrigend. per præsat. Thomam Hall in Præmiss. prosecut. in præsenti Parliamento apud Westm. et in præd. Cur. dictor. Domini Regis et (fn. 2) Dominæ Reginæ hic transmissum fuit; [ (fn. 3) prædictusque Thomas] Hall, in eadem Cur. Parliament. comparens, diversas Materias pro Errore in Record. et Process. præd. pro Revocatione et Adnullatione Judicii præd. habend. assignavit; ad quas præd. Will'us Ayres, in eadem Cur. Parliament. præd. comparens, placitavit, quod nec in Recordo et Process. præd. nec in Redditione Judicii præd. nec in Affirmatione ejusdem, in ullo est Errat. Et postea, scilicet, Die Mercurii, Decimo Die Februarii, Anno Tertio Domini Guliel. et Dominæ Mariæ Regis et Reginæ supradict. visis et per Cur. Parliament. præd. diligenter examinat. et plenius intellectis tam Record. et Process. præd. quam Judic. superinde reddit. ac præd. Causis et Materiis per prædict. Thom. Hall superius pro Error. assign. considerat. est per Cur. Parliament. præd. quod Judicium præd. in omnibus affirmetur, et in omni suo Robore stet et Effectu; dict. Causis et Materiis superius pro Error. assign. in aliquo non obstant. Et ulterius per eandem Cur. Parliament. præd. considerat. est, quod præd. Will'us Ayres recuperet versus præd. Thom. Hall Vigint. Libr. eidem Will'o ad Requisitionem suam, pro Misis et Custag. suis, quæ sustinuit tam Occasione Dilationis Executionis Judicii præd. quam Prætextu Prosecutionis præd. Brevis de Error. secundum Form. Stat. adjudicat. Ac superinde Record. et Process. præd. Cur. dictor. Domini Regis et Dominæ Reginæ per Cur. Parliament. præd. coram ipsis Rege et Regina ubicunque, &c. remittunt. ac in eadem Cur. dictor. Domini Regis et Dominæ Reginæ jam resident. &c."
Rob'tus Atkyns, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis, (videlicet,) 11um diem instantis Februarii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.