Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 17, 1701-1705. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Sabbati, 18 Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Spencer & al. versus Sir James Collet:
After hearing Counsel, at the Bar, upon the Petition and Appeal of Edward Spencer and Robert Sprackling, against Two Decrees of the Court of Exchequer, made the Nine and Twentieth Day of June last; One of them, in a Cause wherein Edward Spencer Gentleman was Plaintiff, and Sir James Collet Knight and John Conold Clerk were Defendants; and the other, in a Cause wherein the said John Conold was Plaintiff, and the Petitioner Sprackling Defendant; and praying the Reversal of the said Decrees: As also upon the Answer of the said Sir James Collett and John Conold put in thereunto; and due Consideration of what was offered thereupon:
Judgement affirmed, with Costs.
It is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal of Edward Spencer and Robert Sprackling shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Decrees therein complained of shall be, and they are hereby, affirmed: And it is further ORDERED, That the Appellants Edward Spencer and Robert Sprackling shall pay, or cause to be paid, unto the Respondents Sir James Collet and John Conold, the Sum of Ten Pounds, for their Costs.
Address, Committee to prepare.
Lords Committees appointed to draw an Address, to be presented to Her Majesty, to give Her Majesty the humble Thanks of this House, for Her most Gracious Speech, and the Matters therein contained; and to report to the House.
Their Lordships, or any Three of them; to meet presently, in the Prince's Lodgings; and to adjourn as they please.
Offices, against buying and selling, Bill.
The Judges, pursuant to Order of the Fifteenth Instant, presented to the House, a Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent the buying and selling Offices, and Places of Trust."
Committee for Balloting Glass.
Then, Lords Committees were appointed, to examine the Ballot Glass; and report to the House; (videlicet,)
Their Lordships, or any Three of them; to meet presently.
Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure.
After some Time, the House was resumed.
Lords chose by Ballot to examine Boucher and Ogleby & al.
And the Earl Rivers reported, "That the Lords have cast up the Balloting Glass; and that the Majority of Numbers are fallen on the Lords following; (videlicet,)
|Ld Steward,||67 D. Somerset,||51 Ld Sommers,||50 E. Sunderland,||49 L. V. Townshend,||49 L. Wharton,||49 E. Scarbrough,||46|
Upon Report from the Lords Committees appointed to cast up the Balloting Glass; their Lordships find, that the Majority of Ballots had fallen on the Lords following:
L. Viscount Townshend.
Hereupon, the House ordered the Committee following; (videlicet,)
Lords Committees appointed to examine Boucher and Ogleby, and the other Persons taken with them; whose Lordships have Power to send for the Prisoners, and such other Persons and Papers as they shall think fit; and resort to the House as often as they shall see Occasion; and also report to the House.
L. V. Townshend.
Their Lordships, or any Four of them; to meet presently, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn to what Time and Place they shall think fit.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for supplying the Defect of the Execution of the Power of Sir John Ivory Knight, deceased, for making Provision for his Younger Children."
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, vicesimum diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.