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 Mercurii, 11 Novembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Lords take the Oaths.
The Lords following took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; (videlicet,)
Mainardt Duke Schonburg.
Nathaniel Lord Bishop of Durham.
Nathaniel Lord Crew.
Charles Lord Cornwallis.
Peregrine Lord Osborne.
Queen's Answer to Address.
The Lord Steward reported, "That the Lords with White Staves had attended Her Majesty, with the Address.
"That Her Majesty received it very graciously; and returns the House Thanks for it."
Thanks to be given to the D. of Ormond, for his great Services.
The House being very sensible of the great Services done by the Duke of Ormonde to Her Majesty and this Kingdom:
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England (when the Duke of Ormonde comes to this House) do give him the Thanks of this House, for the great Services he hath done to Her Majesty and this Kingdom.
Public Accompts, Proceedings upon, to be laid before the House.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Commissioners for Accompts do lay before this House, in Writing, with all convenient Speed, their Proceedings upon the Public Accompts, in Pursuance of the Act of Parliament.
ORDERED, That these Lords following be added to the Committee for examining the Journal Book; (videlicet,)
Dux Devonshire, Senescallus.
Stoppages in Streets, Order to prevent, on the Thanksgiving day:
It is 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 Peace of the said City, shall, by their Care and Directions to the Constables and other Officers within the said Limits, take special Order, that no Hackney Coaches be suffered to make any Stay, between The Old Palace Yard at Westminster and Temple Bar, from Eight a Clock To-morrow in the Forenoon to Six a Clock in the Afternoon of the same Day; and that no Carriages, Carts, or Drays, be permitted to pass through any of the Streets, between The Old Palace Yard, Westminster, and Temple Bar, between the Hours aforesaid, To-morrow; and herein special Care is to be taken, by the High Steward, Deputy Steward, and Justices of the Peace, as the contrary will be answered to this House.
Ld. Keeper to write to Lord Mayor, for the same Purpose.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England do write to the Lord Mayor of the City of London, to give Order and take Care to prevent any Stoppages between Temple Barr and The Old Exchange in London, To-morrow, from Eight a Clock in the Forenoon to Six a Clock in the Afternoon; and that no Carts or Drays be permitted to pass through the Streets, between the Hours aforesaid.
Lords to go to St. Paul's in their Robes.
It being proposed, "That the Lords go to St. Paul's without their Robes;" and Debate thereupon:
The Question was put, "Whether this House shall go in their Robes To-morrow to St. Paul's?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That all the Lords do go in their Robes to St. Paul's Church.
Gent. Usher, &c. to attend.
ORDERED, That the Gentleman Usher, or his Deputy the Yeoman Usher, and Door-keepers, do attend at St. Paul's Church To-morrow.
Orders for Stalls in St. Paul's vacated.
ORDERED, That the Orders of this House, for the Stalls in St. Paul's Church to be kept for this House, shall be vacated.
ORDERED, That the House shall be summoned to attend here, To-morrow, at Eight a Clock; and each Lord acquainted, "That the Lords are to be in their Robes."
Lords Coaches to go as they are called:
ORDERED, That the Lords Coaches shall go in the same Places they are called.
Heralds, &c. to call them.
ORDERED, That One Herald and the Marshal's Men attend this House, To-morrow, at Eight a Clock; and that the Marshal's Men do call the Coaches, as directed by the Herald.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Jovis, duodecimum diem instantis Novembris, hora octava Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.