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, 28 Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Tiverton Work-houses, &c. Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for erecting Hospitals and Work-houses within the Town and Parish of Tiverton, in the County of Devon, for the better employing and maintaining the Poor thereof."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet To-morrow, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Crediton Work-houses, &c. Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for erecting Hospitals, Work-houses, and Houses of Correction, within the Town and Parish of Crediton, in the County of Devon; and for the better Relief of the Poor there."
ORDERED, That the said Bill be referred to the Committee above-named.
Messages from H. C. with Bills; and to return Hall's.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Howard and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the enlarging, repairing, and preserving, the Bridge and Key of the Borough of Bridgewater, in the County of Somerset;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Smith and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Increase and Preservation of Timber in The New Forest, in the County of Southampton;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
ORDERED, That the said Bill be read on Friday next; and all the Lords summoned to attend.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Ogle and others:
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling the Estate of John Hall, a Lunatic, subject to a Debt charged thereon;' and to acquaint their Lordships, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir Isaac Rebow and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for cleansing and making navigable the Channel, from The Heith of Colchester, to Wivenhoo;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Coote versus Lynch, in Error.
After hearing Counsel this Day, at the Bar, to argue the Errors assigned upon a Writ of Error brought into this House, the Five and Twentieth Day of February, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-seven, from His Majesty's Court of King's Bench, wherein Richard Coote Esquire is Plaintiff, and John Lynch Defendant:
After due Consideration of what was offered thereupon, it is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Judgement given in the King's Bench for the said John Lynch shall be, and is hereby, affirmed; and that the Record be remitted.
The Tenor of which Judgement, to be affixed to the Record to be remitted, follows:
"Sed quia Cur. Parliament nunc hic de Judicio suo de et super Præmiss. reddend. nondum advisatur, Dies inde dat. est Partibus præd. usque Vicesimum Octavum Diem Martii ex tunc prosequen. apud Westm. in Com. Middl'x, in eadem Cur. Parliamenti, de Judicio suo inde audiend. eo quod Cur. Parliamenti hic inde nondum &c.; ad quem Diem, in eadem Cur. præd. ven. Partes præd. per Attornatos suos præd. Super quo per Cur. Parliamenti præd. vif. et diligent. examinat. et plenius intellect. tam Record. et Process. præd. ac Judic. super eisdem reddit. quam præd. Caus. pro Error. superius assignat. et allegat. pro eo quod videtur Cur. Parliamenti præd. quod Record. ill. in nullo vitiosum aut defectivum existit, ac quod in Record. Judicii præd. necnon separal. Affirmation. ejusdem Judicii in nullo est Errat. Ideo ad tunc et ibidem considerat. est, per eandem Cur. Parliamenti, quod Judicium præd. necnon separal. Affirmation. ejusdem in omnibus assirmentur, et in omni suo Robore stent et Effectu; dict. Caus. pro Error. assign. in aliquo non obstant. Ac superinde Record. et Process. præd. Cur. Domini Regis coram ipso Rege per Cur. Parliament. præd. coram dicto Domino Rege, ubicunque tunc fuerit in Angl. remittantur, et in eadem Cur. dict. Domini Regis, coram ipso Rege, jam residen. &c."
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, (videlicet,) vicesimum nonum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.