Procedure relative to the interrogation on the criminal seat and to sentencing
COUNSELLORS will also be permitted to remove minutes, to use them in their survey of the trial, & will be required to remit them twenty-four hours following the Judgment, under risk of the same penalties.
Interrogation of the Accused.
IF the conclusions of our Prosecutors or those of the Seigneurs, before the first Judges, & the Sentences appealed, or the conclusions of our general prosecutors, in our Courts, carry a condemnation to afflictive punishment, the Accused will be interrogated on the criminal seat.
THE INTERROGATION conducted on the criminal seat in the presence of the local Judge, will be forwarded to our Courts with the trial procedures, when there is an appeal; under penalty of a one hundred livres fine against the Clerk.[...]
Source: Louis XIV, "Procedure relative to the interrogation on the criminal seat and to sentencing, in l'Ordonnance ... pour les matières criminelles " (: Chez les Associés, 1670).