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 Mercurii, 12 Januarii.
Bishop of Ely's Bill.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling Symon Lord Bishop of Ely and his Successors to lease the Manor-house and Demesne Lands of Downham, in the Isle of Ely, and for continuing a Lease lately thereof made by the said Bishop; and for the clearing of the said Bishop and others from Dilapidations there."
Message to H. C. with it.
Dolphin versus Haynes.
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of William Dolphin and Katherine his Wife, from a Decree made by the Master of the Rolls, the Tenth Day of November, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-six; as also upon the Answer of Francis Haynes put in thereunto; and due Consideration of what was offered thereupon:
It is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal of William Dolphin and Katherine his Wife shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Decree from which they appealed shall be, and is hereby, affirmed: And it is further ORDERED, That the Petitioners shall pay, or cause to be paid, unto the said Francis Haynes, the Sum of Twenty Pounds, for his Costs.
Expence of Suits, for restraining.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That on Monday next, at Eleven of the Clock, this House shall be put into a Committee, to consider of proper Methods to restrain the great Expence and Length of Suits in the Courts of Law and Equity.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, (videlicet,) decimum tertium diem instantis Januarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.