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, 4 Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Bp. of Oxon takes his Seat.
This Day William Talbot, Lord Bishop of Oxford sat first in Parliament; and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statutes.
Lucy versus Bp. of St. David's.
Upon hearing Counsel, for the Bishop of St. David's and the Archbishop of Canterbury, pursuant to the Order of the Nine and Twentieth of November last; Mr. Attorney General apprehending that something in this Case might arise, tending to the Diminution of the King's Prerogative in Ecclesiastical Affairs; and desiring to be heard on His Majesty's Behalf:
Attorney General to be heard for the King's Prerogative in Ecclesiastical Affairs:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Mr. Attorney shall be heard, on Wednesday next, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon, what he hath to offer relating to this Matter; and then the Consideration of what was said by the said Counsel on either Side shall be resumed.
When he is heard on the King's Behalf, whether Counsel of other Parties may be present.
Then the Lords following were named a Committee, to consider, whether, when Mr. Attorney General is heard on the King's Behalf, the Counsel of other Parties concerned may not be present: Whose Lordships, having considered thereof, and inspected the Journals in this Case, are to report their Opinions therein to this House:
Their Lordships, or any Three of them; to meet To-morrow, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, (videlicet,) sextum diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.