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 Jovis, 26 Novembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
The House was adjourned during Pleasure.
The House was resumed.
E. of Coventry takes the Oaths.
This Day Thomas Earl of Coventry took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.
Hodson, Leave for a Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of Dorothy Hodson Wife of Toby Hodson a Lunatic, and of Toby their only Child; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for settling the Estate of Toby the Lunatic, in the County of York, for Satisfaction of Incumbrances and Debts, and for making Provision for the Maintenance of the said Lunatic:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners have hereby Leave given them for bringing in a Bill, as desired.
Instructions to D. of Ormond, &c. read.
The Papers of Instructions to the Duke of Ormonde, and Sir George Rooke were, according to Order, read.
E. of Derby takes his Seat.
This Day James Earl of Derby sat first in Parliament, upon the Death of his Brother William Earl of Derby; and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, vicesimum septimum diem instantis Novembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.