DIE Martis, 8 Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
|Ds. Cowper, Cancellarius.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Comes De Loraine.
Ds. St. John.
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
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.