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 Martis, 19 Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Hereford Workhouses, &c. Bill for.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for erecting of Hospitals and Workhouses within the City of Hereford, for the better employing and maintaining the Poor there."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be referred to the same Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for erecting Hospitals and Workhouses within the Town of Colchester, in the County of Essex, for the better employing and maintaining the Poor thereof," is referred; which Committee is to meet on Thursday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Farrar and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the giving Time to several Persons to qualify themselves for their Offices, Trusts, and Employments;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Blasphemy, &c. to suppress, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual suppressing of Blasphemy and Profaneness."
ORDERED, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Monday the Second Day of May next; and all the Lords summoned to attend.
Arnold versus Attorney General, Johnson, & al.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Thomas Arnold, from Two several Decrees made in the High Court of Chancery, the Three and Twentieth of July, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninty-four, and the One and Twentieth of December, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-seven, in a certain Cause there depending, wherein the Attorney General was Plaintiff, and the Appellant Thomas Arnold, Mathew Johnson Esquire, Thomas Bedford Gentleman, and others, were Defendants; and praying the Reversal of the said Decrees; and that the Attorney General, Mathew Johnson, Thomas Bedford, and the other Defendants, may answer thereunto:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That His Majesty's Attorney General, Mathew Johnson, Thomas Bedford, and the other Respondents, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do answer thereunto on Thursday the Fifth Day of May next, at Eleven of the Clock.
Sir Symon Leach versus Thompson, in Error:
After hearing Counsel, to argue the Errors assigned upon a Writ of Error brought into this House the Third Day of March last, from His Majesty's Court of King's Bench, wherein Judgement is entered, for Thomas Thompson Plaintiff, against Sir Symon Leach Knight of the Bath, John Paddon, and Alexander Leamon, Defendants; and due Consideration of what was offered thereupon:
It is this Day ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Judgement given for the said Thomas Thompson shall be, and is hereby, affirmed; and that the Record be remitted to the Court of King's Bench.
The Tenor of which Judgement, to be affixed to the Record to be remitted, followeth; (videlicet,)
"Sed quia Cur. Parliamenti de Judicio suo de et super Præmiss. reddend. nondum advisatur, Dies inde dat. est tam præfat. Simon. Joh'i Paddon, et Alex'o. quam præd. Thom. Thompson, usque Diem Martis, Decimum Nonum Diem Aprilis ex tunc proxim. sequen. apud Westm. in Com. Middl'x, in eadem Cur. Parliamenti, de Judicio suo inde audiend. eo quod Cur. Parliamenti præd. nondum, &c.; ad quem Diem in eadem Cur. Parliamenti ven. tam præd. Simo Leach, Joh'es Paddon, et Alex. Leamon, quam præd. Thom. Thompson, per Attornatos suos præd.; super quo, vis. Præmiss. et per Cur. Parliamenti præd. plenius intellect. diligenterque examinat. tam Record. et Process. præd. ac Judic. superinde reddit. quam præd. Causis et Mater. superius in Judicio illo per præd. Simon. Joh'em Paddon, et Alex'um, pro Error. assign. maturaque Deliberatione superinde habita, videtur Cur. Parliamenti præd. quod Record. et Process. præd. in nullo vitiosa aut defectiva existunt, ac quod nec in Record. et Process. præd. nec in Redditione Judicii præd. in (fn. 1) nullo est Errat.: Ideo in eadem Cur. Parliamenti præd. cons. est, quod Judic. præd. in omnibus affirmetur, et in omnibus suis plen. Robore stet et Effectu; dict. Causis et Mater. ibidem pro Error. assign. in aliquo non obstant.; et quod præd. Thom. Thompson in Curia dicti Domini Regis, coram ipso Rege, habeat Executionem suam versus præfat. Simon. Leach, Joh'em Paddon, et Alex'um Leamon, tam de Possessione Termini sui præd. adhuc ventur. de et in præd. Maner. Trigint. Messuag. Duobus Aquaticis Granaticis Molendinis, Octingint. Acris Terræ, Centum et Viginti Acr. Pasturæ, Ducent. Acr. Moræ, et Sexcent. Acr. Jampnorum et Brueræ cum Pertinen. quam de præd. Centum Quadragint. et Quatuor Libris Novemdecim Solid. et Sex Denar. pro Dampnis præd. juxta Formam et Effectum Judicii præd.; dict. Brevi de Error. et Process. superinde habit. in aliquo non obstant. Super quo, Record. præd. necnon Process. præd. in eadem Cur. Parliamenti in Præmiss. habit. per Cur. Parliamenti præd. Cur. dict. nunc, coram ipso Rege, ubicunque &c. remittuntur."
Printed Cases to be signed by the Counsel in the Cause.
The House taking Notice, that, upon Appeals and Writs of Error, there has been of late several scandalous and frivolous printed Cases delivered to Lords of this House:
For the preventing whereof for the future, it is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That no Person whatsoever do presume to deliver any printed Case or Cases to any Lord of this House, unless such Case or Cases shall be signed by One or more of the Counsel who attended at the Hearing of the Cause in the Courts below, or shall be of Counsel at the Hearing in this House; and this Order to be added to the Roll of Standing Orders, and affixed on the Doors of this House and the Courts in Westm'r Hall.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, (videlicet,) vicesimum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.