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 Sabbati, 9 Junii.
Message from H. C. to remind the Lords of the Justices of Peace, Bill.
Delsey versus Sedgwick, in Error:
Upon reading the Petition of Adam Delsey, Defendant in a Writ of Error brought into this House from Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench, the Second Day of this Instant June, wherein James Sedgwick is Plaintiff; shewing, "That the Plaintiff being indebted to the Petitioner in the Sum of One Hundred Forty-eight Pounds, Twelve Shillings, and Nine Pence, for Goods sold and delivered; the Petitioner, for Recovery thereof, brought an Action against the Plaintiff, in Error, in Her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas, in or about Michaelmas Term One Thousand Seven Hundred and Nine, upon which he declared; and though the Plaintiff in Error trades, and deals as a Merchant, yet he pleaded to the Action, "That he was a Cursitor in Her Majesty's Court of Chancery;" which Plea was set down and argued; and, being over-ruled, the Petitioner recovered Judgement for his Debt, and Thirteen Pounds, Seven Shillings, and Three Pence Costs, as of Trinity Term One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ten; upon which the Plaintiff brought a Writ of Error in the Court of Queen's Bench, where he assigned the General Errors, and the Want of an Original, by which the Petitioner was delayed until the End of last Term, when the Petitioner's Proceedings were all found regular, and according to Law; and Judgement was affirmed, and Twenty-eight Pounds given for Costs upon the Affirmance: But, the Session of Parliament being near an End, the Plaintiff in Error has brought another Writ of Error, returnable in Parliament, on Purpose for Delay; so that the said Cause cannot come on this Session; and the Petitioner, having no Bail on the said Writ of Error, is in Danger of losing his Debt; and praying, "That no Proceedings may be stayed by the said Writ of Error being brought into this House, or the Petitioner otherwise relieved:"