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, 12 Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Purchase versus L. Hereford and Wilkinson.
Whereas this Day was appointed for the Lords Committees for Privileges to consider Mr. Purchase's Petition, relating to a Protection given by the Lord Viscount Hereford:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Committee shall meet on Thursday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable William Vaughan and Frances Vaughan his intended Wife (being both under the Age of One and Twenty Years) to perform Articles made for their Marriage."
Upon reading the Petition of Elizabeth Perkins, the Wife of Edmund Perkins Esquire; praying, "to be heard, by her Counsel, to her Bill depending in this House; and that her Husband may make her such an Allowance as the House shall think fit, for her Counsel, and other Expences she must of Necessity be at:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioner shall be heard, as desired, the Seventeenth Instant; and that she do name her Counsel; and if she cannot get them to attend, then this House will assign her those Counsel.
Farrel versus White.
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of James Farrell, by his prochein Amie, George Lysons Esquire, against a Decree made in the Court of Chancery in Ireland, the Six and Twentieth Day of June One Thousand Seven Hundred, and other Orders, on the Behalf of John White Esquire, Katherine his Wife, Samuel Smith, Mortagh Dowling Esquire, and Neagle; praying, "That the said Decree may be reversed;" as also upon the Answer of John White and Katherine his Wife 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 James Farrell, by his prochein Amy, George Lysons, shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Decree and Orders from which he appealed shall be, and they are hereby, affirmed.
King's Answer about being attended with the Address.
The Lord Chamberlain acquainted the House, "That he had attended His Majesty, to know what Time His Majesty will be pleased to appoint, for this House to attend Him with their Address; and that His Majesty had appointed Wednesday next, at Six a Clock in the Evening, at Kensington."
King's Letters relating to the Meeting of Parliament, His Majesty to be moved for.
Then the House went into Consideration of the adjourned Debate Yesterday.
And, after some Time, it was ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Chamberlain do humbly move His Majesty, from this House, "That He will be pleased to give Order, that all the Letters sent by Mr. Blathwaite (by His Majesty's Command) to the Lords Justices (last Summer), concerning the sitting, meeting, or proroguing of the Parliament, and the Lords Justices Answers thereunto, be laid before this House."
L. Baltimore versus Colony Bill.
Whereas this Day was appointed, for hearing the Lord Baltemore, Mr. Penn, and others, for and against the Bill, intituled, "An Act for re-uniting to the Crown the Government of several Colonies and Plantations in America:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That they shall be heard, by their Counsel, To-morrow, at Eleven a Clock; and that the Writ of Error appointed to be argued Tomorrow shall be argued on Wednesday next.
Mrs Perkins's Witnesses.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Henry Hooke Esquire, William Goldwyre Esquire, George Hastings Gentleman, Henry Lacy Gentleman, Mrs. Sarah Hastings, Abel Litchford Esquire, Nicholas Scagar, Robert Shetler, and John Therle, shall and they are hereby required to attend this House, as Witnesses, to be examined on the Behalf of Elizabeth Wife of Edmund Perkins Esquire, on Saturday the Seventeenth of this Instant May, at Eleven a Clock in the Forenoon: And it is further ORDERED, That they shall and hereby have the Protection of this House, in their coming hither, staying here, and returning to their Habitations.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, (videlicet,) decimum tertium diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.