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 Jovis, 10 Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Law Suits, to restrain the Length and Expence of, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to restrain the great Expence and Length of Suits in the Courts of Law and Equity."
ORDERED, That the said Bill shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Thursday the Seventeenth Day of this Instant March, at Eleven of the Clock.
Duncomb to attend, when Counsel are heard against the Bill for punishing him:
Upon reading the Petition of Charles Duncomb Esquire, Prisoner in The Tower of London; praying, "That he may have Liberty to attend, at the Hearing of his Counsel, To-morrow, upon the Bill now depending against him in this House; and also that he may have an Order for Witnesses then to attend:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Charles Duncomb shall be brought to this House To-morrow, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon; and have an Order for his Witnesses, as desired.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Charles Duncomb, now Prisoner in His Majesty's Tower of London, shall be brought to this House To-morrow, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.
To the Lord Lucas, Chief Governor of His Majesty's Tower of London, and to the Deputy Governor of the said Tower.
Order for his Witnesses:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Samuel Story, Jacob Sheldrake, Hanworth Fitch, John Francis, Francis Repett, and Thomas Painter, do attend this House To-morrow, at Eleven of the Clock, as Witnesses, to be examined on the Behalf of Charles Duncomb Esquire.
Message from H.C. for a Conference on Doncomb's Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Hartington and others:
To desire a Conference, upon the Subject-matter of the last Conference.
To which the House agreed.
Then the Commons were called in; and told, "That the Lords agree to a Conference, as desired; and appoint it to be at Twelve of the Clock To-morrow, in the Painted Chamber."
Bertie versus L. Falkland.
After hearing Counsel this Day, at the Bar, upon the Petition and Appeal of James Bertie Esquire and his Wife; as also upon the Answers of the Lord Falkland and others put in thereunto; and Debate of what was offered thereupon:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Debate shall be, and is hereby, adjourned to Wednesday the Seventeenth Day of this Instant March, at Eleven of the Clock; and all the Lords this Day present to be summoned then to attend, and all the Judges also.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That all the Lords be summoned to attend this House on Saturday next, at Eleven of the Clock, and all the Judges also.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, (videlicet,) undecimum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ Dominis sic decernentibus.