Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 20, 1714-1717. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Martis, 8 Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Curl and Bridge, Petition for Discharge.
A Petition of Edmund Curll and Daniel Bridge, in Custody of the Black Rod, for printing and publishing a Paper, intituled, "An Account of the Earl of Winton's Trial," contrary to a Standing Order of this House, was presented to the House, and read; expressing "their Ignorance of the said Order, and their hearty Sorrow for their Offence;" and praying, "in regard they have Families, which must inevitably be ruined unless this House have Compassion on them, that they may be discharged from their Consinement."
Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table till To-morrow Morning.
Pitts versus Page:
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Mathew Pitts Esquire, brought into this House the Twenty-seventh Day of July last; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Exchequer, made the Fourth Day of the same July, in a Cause wherein George Page was Plaintiff, and the Appellant Defendant; et è contra; and praying, "That the said Decree may be reversed; and that the Petitioner may have such Relief as to their Lordships Judgement shall seem meet:" As also upon the Answer of the said George Page put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered thereupon:
Judgement in Part reversed.
It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That so much of the said Decree of the Court of Exchequer, as directs the Appellant to pay Costs both at Law and in Equity, be, and the same is hereby, reversed.
Mayor of Launceston, against the Cornwall Assizes, Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of the Mayor of the Borough of Launceston, in the County of Cornwal, in Behalf of himself and the rest of the Inhabitants of the said Borough; praying, "That they may be heard, by Counsel, what they have to offer against passing the Bill depending in this House, intituled, An Act for holding the Assize for the County of Cornwal at a convenient Place in the said County:"
It is Ordered, That the Petitioners may be heard, by their Counsel, at the Bar of this House, on Friday next, upon the Second Reading of the said Bill.
Glasgow Duty on Ale, &c. Bill.
Whereas this Day was appointed, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the continuing the Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth of a Penny Sterling, on every Pint of Ale or Beer that shall be vended or sold within the City of Glasgow and Privileges thereof, for the Benefit of the said City:"
It is Ordered, That this House shall be put into a Committee thereupon, on Thursday next.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, nonum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.