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 Sabbati, 21 Junii.
L. Haversham to be acquitted, if his Charge is not prosecuted by the Commons before the End of the Session.
"That the Answer of John Lord Haversham, to the Charge sent up against him by the House of Commons, having been sent down to that House; it is Resolved, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That, unless the said Charge shall be prosecuted against the said Lord Haversham, with Effect, by the Commons, before the End of this Session of Parliament, the Lords will declare and adjudge him wholly innocent of the said Charge."
Protest against it.
1. Because, the Justice of our Judgement of acquitting the Lord Sommers depending on our Right to name a peremptory Day, I do conceive that, by this Vote, that Right is violated; the Commons being by it allowed to declare when they are ready to prosecute, before any Day is by us named.
2. Because, having thought sit to name a Day for the Impeachment of the Lord Sommers; to be consistent to ourselves, we ought to pursue the same Methods: Nor does this being a Charge only alter the Case; for what is done in Matters of greater Moment, may safely be pursued in Cases of less Concern.
E. of Orford's Witnesses to attend.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Sir David Mitchel, Sir Edward Harrison, George Dorrington Esquire, Joseph Burchet Esquire, Captain George Bynns, Brooke Bridges Esquire, George Cornwal Esquire, Captain Griffitb, Holmes, Edward Hayman, and Traverse Esquire His Majesty's Surveyor General, do and they are hereby required to attend this House on Monday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, as Witnesses on the Behalf of Edward Earl of Orford.
Public Accompts, Commissioners to take, &c. Bill:
Pascal, Whitaker, and Col. Leighton, to be heard about it.
Upon reading the Petition of John Pascall Esquire; praying to be heard to a Clause in the Bill, intituled, "An Act for appointing Commissioners, to take, state, and examine, the several and respective Accompts therein mentioned:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioner shall be heard, by his Counsel, as desired, on Monday next, at Ten a Clock, in the Committee of the whole House to whom the said Bill stands committed.
Upon reading the Petition of Edward Whitaker Gentleman; praying, "That he may be heard, by his Counsel, to a Clause in the Bill, intituled, An Act for appointing Commissioners, to take, state, and examine, the several and respective Accompts therein mentioned:"
Upon reading the Petition of Colonel Baldwin Leighton; praying a Clause may be added to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for appointing Commissioners, to take, state, and examine, the several and respective Accompts therein mentioned:"
L. Howard Esc. Prosecution of, for marrying a Second Wife, his First living.
The House being moved, on the Behalf of Mr. Attorney General, "That he finds some Difficulty in the Prosecution of the Lord Howard of Escrick upon the Statute of Poligamy; it being pardoned by the General Pardon, and a Penalty upon any Person who shall prosecute contrary to that Act:"
The Order of the Twelfth of June was read, in this Case, and this Alteration was made by the House; (videlicet,) instead of ["for Bigamy"], insert ["according to the Statute, for marrying of a Second Wife, his First Wife being living."]
Votes of the House of Commons reflecting on this House.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Consideration thereof shall be adjourned to Monday next; and all the Lords summoned to attend, with special Notice of this Order.
E. Marshal's Precedency.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Report of what was offered by Counsel this Day, at the Bar, in relation to the Precedency claimed by the Earl of Carlisle, as Earl Marshal of England, be made on Monday next.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, (videlicet,) vicesimum tertium diem instantis Junii, hora nona Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.