DIE Mercurii, 9 Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
|Ds. Cowper, Cancellarius.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Comes De Loraine.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. Willughby Br.
Floyer to attend about signing Pitts' Appeal.
After reading the Order and Judgement of this House,
made Yesterday, upon hearing the Cause wherein
Mathew Pitts Esquire was Appellant, and George Page
Respondent; Notice was taken, "That the said Appeal
is signed by John Floyer, who did not appear as
Counsel at the Bar; nor was he (as the Solicitor for
the Appellant acknowledged at the Hearing) Counsel
in the Cause in the Court of Exchequer:" And the
House being moved, "That the said John Floyer may
be required to attend this House, to give an Account
concerning the signing the said Appeal:"
It is thereupon Ordered, That the said John Floyer
do attend this House To-morrow, in order to be examined touching this Matter.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message from the House of Commons by Mr. Chetwyn and others:
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent the Mischiefs by manufacturing Leaves, or other Things, to
resemble Tobacco; and the Abuses in making and
mixing of Snuff;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Maxwell & Ux: Answer to Viscount Mountague's Appeal.
The Answer of Sir George Maxwell and Mary Viscountess Mountague his Wife being this Day put in to
the Appeal of Henry Lord Viscount Mountague; the
House was moved, "That it might be read."
And the same was read accordingly.
Then, a Petition of the said Sir George Maxwell and
his said Wife, was presented to the House, and read;
praying, "In regard the said Appeal is brought only
for Delay, that a short Day may be appointed for
hearing the Cause:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will
hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Wednesday the Sixteenth Day of this Instant May, at Eleven
Hamilton versus University of Glasgow:
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal
of James Hamilton of Dalziel Esquire, brought into
this House the Eleventh Day of August last; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in
Scotland, of the Twenty-fourth of July One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirteen; and of an Interlocutor of the Lord Polworth, Ordinary in the
Cause, of the Twenty-eighth of the same Month;
and of that Part of the Interlocutor of the Lords of
Session of the Thirty-first of the same Month, affirming the said former Interlocutors, and refusing the
Desire of the Petitioner's Supplication; and likewise of
the Interlocutors of the said Lords, of the Eighteenth
of November following, and of the Ninth and Twentyeighth of July One Thousand Seven Hundred and
Fifteen, on the Behalf of Sir John Maxwell of Pollock, and several other Members of the University of
Glasgow; and praying, "That the same may be reversed; and that this House will give the Petitioner
such Relief as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"
As also upon the Answer of the Principal, Masters, and
Professors of the said University, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered
It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the
said several Interlocutors complained of in the said Appeal, be, and are hereby, reversed: And it is further
Ordered and Adjudged, That the Appellant admit
such proper Person for Tenant as the Respondents
shall nominate; and that the Appellant do accompt for
the Profits of Lands of Sheils, and other mentioned in
the said Appeal, which he received, or might have received without his wilful Default, from the Time the
Respondents offered the Charter in the Year One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-seven; deducting thereout the Year's Rent due for such Admission, and the
Appellant's Costs in the Court below, and also Thirty
Pounds for the Appellant's Costs of this Appeal; and
further, that the Appellant have Allowance for all such
Casualties as have incurred, if any, supposing Mrs.
Herbertson had been admitted Vassal in the said Lands
at the Time of the aforesaid Offer of Charter in the
Year One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-seven:
And the said Court of Session is hereby ordered to
cause the said Accompt to be taken; and full Costs
to be assessed, sustained by the Appellant in the Court
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, decimum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ,
Dominis sic decernentibus.