Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 19, 1709-1714. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Jovis, 1 Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Sale of the Estates late of William Hubbald, and of his Father Edward Hubbald, in the County of Surrey, for the Satisfaction of the said William Hubbald's Debt to the Crown; and to preserve the Surplus thereof for the Purposes therein mentioned."
Greenshields versus Magistrates of Edinburghy Appeal property before the House:
Counsel were called in, and heard, in relation to the Appeal of James Greenshields Clerk, from a Sentence of the Magistrates of Edinburgh, and a Decree of the Lords of Session in North Britain, which was received by this House the Twenty-fifth of March last, to this Point, "Whether the said Appeal be regularly and properly before this House or not?"
And being withdrawn;
The House came to the following Resolution; (videlicet,)
"Resolved, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petition and Appeal of the said James Greenshields is regularly and properly before this House."
Then, it being proposed, "That the Counsel be called in, to proceed upon the Merits of the Appeal;"
And Debate thereupon:
The Question was put, "Whether the Counsel shall be now called in, and directed to proceed upon the Merits of the said Appeal;"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Then the Counsel were called in, and directed to proceed accordingly.
And the Counsel for the Appellant being heard, and withdrawn;
It was proposed, "To adjourn the House."
The Question was put, "Whether this House shall be now adjourned till To-morrow, at Eleven a Clock?"
It was Resolved in the Negative.
Then the Counsel were called in again, and directed to proceed; and, being heard, the following Order was made:
"After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of James Greenshields Clerk, from the Sentence of the Magistrates of Edinburgh, and a Decree of the Lords of Session in North Britain, the first the Fifteenth of September, and the last of the Twentyeighth of December, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Nine; and praying he may have Relief against the said Sentence and Decree: As also upon the Answer of the Lord Provost and Magistrates of the City of Edinburgh, and Justices of Peace within the same and Liberties thereof, 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 Sentence of the Magistrates of Edinburgh, and the Decree of the Lords of Session in North Britain, made against the said James Greenshields, shall be, and they are hereby, reversed."
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, secundum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.