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, 12 Martii.
Lords take the Oath.
The Lord Viscount Longueville reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Trustees of James Hunt Esquire, deceased, to sell Timber, for the Payment of his Debts and Legacies," as fit to pass, with some Amendments.
Balsall Hospital Bill.
Dent versus Sir W. Buck.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the Cause wherein Dr. Thomas Dent is Appellant, and Sir William Buck and others Respondents, on Thursday the Nineteenth Day of this Instant March, at Eleven a Clock.
Forioux & al. Nat. Bill.
The Lord Jeffreys reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act to vest several Lands and Tenements, in the County of Yorke, in Trustees, to be sold, for the raising a Portion for Henrietta Tempest, an Infant," as fit to pass, with some Amendments.
Sir B. Firebrace versus Moore.
After hearing Counsel, at the Bar, upon the Petition and Appeal of Sir Basil Firebrace Knight and Baronet, against a Decretal Order made in Chancery, the One and Thirtieth of January last, in a Cause there depending, between Arthur Moore Esquire Plaintiff, and the Petitioner and others Defendants; as also upon the Answer of the said Arthur Moore put in thereunto; and due Consideration of what was offered thereupon:
It is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal of Sir Basil Firebrace shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Decretal Order therein complained of shall be, and is hereby, affirmed.
Newdigates versus Sir R. Newdigate, for Leave for a Bill.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners shall be heard, by their Counsel, To-morrow, at Eleven a Clock; as also Counsel for Sir Richard Newdigate, if he thinks fit.
Address upon the Queen's Speech.
"We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, cannot sufficiently express the great Satisfaction we receive from Your Majesty's most gracious Speech; trusting in GOD it will have the same Effect Abroad as at Home, equally reviving the Hearts of Your Allies and Subjects, uniting all People, and encouraging their utmost Endeavours in the common Cause.
"The sincere Concern Your Majesty hath shewed for our Religion, the Government in Church and State as by Law established, and the Succession to the Crown in the Protestant Line; the Hazards You have exposed Yourself to, in Concert with His late Glorious Majesty, for maintaining our Laws and Liberties, as well as Your most gracious Assurance at this Time, give Your Subjects such a Confidence in Your Promises, such a dutiful Affection to Your Person, such a Zeal for Your Service, as will oblige them to make the utmost Efforts to support Your Majesty under the Weight and Difficulties of the present Conjuncture.
"The Concern Your Majesty expresses for Your Allies is a further Obligation laid upon us; who are sensible their Preservation is necessary to our own, and who are as desirous as ever to support the Character of the Crown of England, in enabling Your Majesty to maintain the Balance of Europe.
"We cannot make suitable Returns to Your Majesty, for Your most gracious Promises of a careful and diligent Administration for the Public Good; which we think ourselves sufficiently secured of, by so solemn an Engagement under Your Sacred Word.
"Your Majesty hath been pleased to assure us of all we could wish, and recommend to us what we ought to desire; and, we doubt not, Your pious Intentions will procure a Blessing from Heaven: And Your Majesty may be assured, that Resolutions so becoming a Queen of England cannot but make the deepest Impression upon all Hearts that are true to the Interest of their Country."