Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 12, 1666-1675. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Lunæ, 10 die Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the confirming of an Award made by Sir Orlando Bridgman Knight and Baronet, late Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England, for the ending of all Differences in the Family of Sir Thomas Wolryche Knight and Baronet, deceased, and to enable John Wolryche Esquire and his Heirs to execute the Powers in the said Award mentioned."
E. of Salisbury's Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable James Earl of Salisbury to let Leases of certain Lands and Tenements, for any Term not exceeding Forty Years."
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for enabling Robert Bellamy to sell Lands, for Payment of his Debts."
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for transferring the Interest of a Term for Years in certain Manors and Lands late Sir Robert Berkeley's Knight, deceased, and Payment of Portions to his Grandchildren."
D. of Somerset takes his Seat.
This Day John Duke of Somersett sat first in Parliament as a Peer, coming in upon Descent. His Writ of Summons bears Date the 5th Day of February, Anno Regni Domini Regis Caroli Secundi 25°.
ORDERED, That the Calling this House, and the Reading of the Standing Orders, is put off until Thursday Morning next.
Mercer versus Mercer.
Upon reading the humble Petition of Robert Mercer Merchant, being an Appeal from a Dismission of his Bill in the Exchequer Chamber, concerning the Settlement of some Freehold and Copyhold Lands in Fazakerly, Walton, and Leverpoole, and elsewhere in the County of Lancaster:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioner shall cause a Copy of the said Petition signed by the Clerk of the Parliament to be delivered to Allice and Ellen Mercer, mentioned in the said Petition, or either of them; who are hereby required, by their Guardian, to put in their Answer thereunto in Writing within a Fortnight after they shall be served with this Order, and the said Copy of the Petition.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis, 13um diem instantis Februarii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.