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 Veneris, 12 Novembris.
Queen to be attended.
The Lord Chamberlain reported, "That the Lords with White Staves had attended Her Majesty, as commanded; and Her Majesty was pleased to appoint this Day, at Two of the Clock, for this House to attend Her, with their Address, at St. James's."
Order to prevent Stoppages in the Streets.
Upon Complaint made to this House, "That there is such an Interruption, by Hackney Coaches, Carts, and Drays, in King's-Street, and the Passages in The Old Palace Yard, in Westminster, that the Lords and others are frequently hindered from coming to this House, to the great Inconveniency of the Members of both Houses:"
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the High Steward of the City of Westminster, or his Deputy, together with the Justices of the Peace for the said City, shall, by their Care and Directions to the Constables and other Officers within the said Limits, take special Order, that no empty Hackney Coaches be suffered to make any Stay, between Whitehall and The Old Palace Yard in Westminster, from Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon until Three of the Clock in the Afternoon of the same Day, during the Sitting of this Parliament; and that no Carriages, Drays, or Carts, be permitted to pass through the said Streets and Passages, between the Hours aforesaid, during the Sitting of this Parliament; and herein special Care is to be taken, by the said Deputy Steward, Justices of the Peace, Constables, and all other Officers herein concerned, as the contrary will be answered to this House.
Address and Answer to be printed.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England do give Order, that the Address this Day to be presented to Her Majesty, and Her Majesty's most Gracious Answer thereunto, be forthwith printed and published.