DIE Mercurii, 14 Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
|Ds. Cowper, Cancellarius.
Comes Sunderland, C.P.S.
Dux Devonshire, Senescallus.
Dux Bolton, Camerarius.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Viscount Say & Seale.
|Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. Willughby Br.
Gregory versus Anderson.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of David Gregory, of Kinnardy; complaining of several Interlocutors of
the Lords of Council and Session in Scotland, in a Cause
wherein James Anderson was Plaintiff, and the Appellant Defendant; and praying, "That the same may be
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal
in Parliament assembled, That the said James Anderson
may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and is
hereby required to put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the Eighteenth Day of
King's Answer concerning Guards.
The Lord Steward acquainted the House, "That the
Lords with White Staves had (according to Order)
presented to His Majesty the Address of this House
of Yesterday, in relation to the Attendance of Guards
during the Trial of the Earl of Wintoun; and that
His Majesty was pleased to say, He would give the
necessary Orders for that Purpose."
Counsel assigned E. Wintoun:
Upon reading the Petition of George Earl of Wintoun;
praying, "That this House will be pleased to assign
and add Mr. Kettelby and Doctor Straquhane to his
Counsel formerly named; and that they may have
Access to him during his Confinement:"
It is Ordered, That the Counsel abovementioned
be assigned the Petitioner, to be heard to Matters of
Law, but not to Matters of Fact, so as not to put off the
Petitioner's Trial; and that they, or either of them, have
Access to the Petitioner, from Time to Time, at all seasonable Times.
Order for Witnesses:
Ordered, That John Gordon of Kirkill, Alexand'r
Nisbett Writer in Edinburgh, William Knox, Thomas
Baine, John Wattesone, all Three in Seton, Mrs. Magdalen Corsbie in Cannongate, Agnes Duncan in Seton, Doctor Lidderdale a Physician, Doctor Cockburne a Divine,
Doctor John Inglis, Major Sinclair, George Trotter, and
George Hoge in Seton, be, and are hereby, required to
attend this House, in Westm'r Hall, To-morrow, at
Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in order to be examined
as Witnesses, on the Behalf of George Earl of Wintoun,
at his Trial.
Message to H.C. to desire General Carpenter may be a Witness for E. Wintoun:
The House being informed, "That the Earl of Wintoun desired, that General Carpenter might be examined, as a Witness, at his Trial;"
But the said General Carpenter being a Member of the
House of Commons:
A Message was sent to that House, by Mr. Holford
and Mr. Lovibond:
To acquaint them, that the Lords do desire, that they
will give Leave to the said General Carpenter, to be so
examined at the said Earl's Trial.
Oath to the Witnesses:
Ordered, That the Witnesses which shall be produced by the Earl of Wintoun, to be examined in his
Defence, shall be examined upon Oath; which Oath,
to be administered to the Witnesses on both Sides at
the said Trial, shall be this:
"The Evidence which you shall give in this Trial,
concerning George Earl of Wintoun, Prisoner
at the Bar, shall be the Truth, the whole
Truth, and nothing but the Truth. So help
you God, and the Contents of this Book."
Peers of Great Britain, not of Parliament, to be examined at the Table:
Ordered, That if any Peer of Great Britain, who
has not a Place in Parliament, shall be admitted as a
Witness at the Trial of the Earl of Wintoun, a Chair be
placed for him near the Table in the Court; and that
such Peer shall be sworn by the Lord High Steward, and
deliver his Evidence, standing up, there.
Lords to be summoned.
Ordered, That the Lords be summoned to attend
the Service of this House, To-morrow Morning, at Nine
a Clock, in their Robes, in order to their proceeding to
Westminster Hall, precisely at Ten a Clock, for the Trial
of the said Earl of Wintoun.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis,
decimum quintum diem instantis Martii, hora nona
Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.