Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 16, 1696-1701. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Lunæ, 7 Decembris.
Bishop Exon takes the Oaths.
House to be called, and Lords summoned:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That To-morrow, at Eleven of the Clock, this House shall be called; and that such Lords who are in Town, or within Ten Miles thereof, that do not then attend, shall be taken into Custody; and also that the House shall be called over again before it rises; and if any Lord present at the First Calling be then absent, he shall be taken into Custody.
Sir J. Fenwick to be brought to the Bar.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Sheriffs of London and Middl'x do take Care of, and bring Sir John Fenwick Baronet to this House, To-morrow at Eleven of the Clock.
Branches for the House.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House do take Care that Three Branches for Candles be hung up in this House against To-morrow.
Browne versus Sir R. Dashwood & al.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the Cause, wherein John Browne and Thomas Sandes are Appellants, and Sir Robert Dashwood, John Perry, Sir Samuel Dashwood, Edward Noell, Executors of George Dashwood deceased, Edward Buckley, and others, Respondents, on Monday the Fourteenth Day of this Instant December, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Sir Ralph Ashton's Bill.
Resolution from H. C. for barring Members from Privilege in Suits, except while the Parliament fits.
It was proposed, "That no Lord of this House, during the Continuance of this Parliament, shall have any Privilege, against any Person whatsoever, in any Suit or Proceedings in any Court of Law or Equity, for any longer Time than the House shall be actually sitting."
Bill to be brought in, for the Ease of the Subject, with respect to Privilege.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That, on Thursday next, this House shall consider of Heads for a Bill to be brought in, for the greater Ease of the Subject, in relation to Privilege of Parliament.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, (videlicet,) octavum diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.