Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 18, 1705-1709. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Lunæ, 29 Octobris.
Lords take the Oaths.
Charles Duke of Somerset.
Thomas Lord Bishop of Rochester.
Jonathan Lord Bishop of Exeter.
Ralph Lord Grey of Wark.
Stoppage in Streets, Order to prevent.
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 a 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.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, tricesimum primum diem instantis Octobris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.