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, 24 Novembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Lords take the Oaths.
This Day the Lords following took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and the Oath of Abjuration, and also made and subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statutes; (videlicet,)
John Duke of Newcastle, C. P. S.
Wriothesly Duke of Bedford.
John Lord Colepeper.
Charles Lord Ossulstone.
Eldest Sons of Peers being present in the House.
The Earl of Rochester reported from the Lords Committees (appointed to prepare an Order, pursuant to the Debate of this House, of the One and Twentieth Instant, relating to the Sons of Peers being in this House when sitting) the Order following.
Which was read, and agreed to by the House; (videlicet,)
"That, upon Consideration of the Order of the Fifth of April One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seven, and the Articles of Union, it is this Day Ordered, That the Eldest Sons of all the Peers, who have a Right to sit and vote in this House, have the same Rights and Privileges."
Col. Rice's Accompt of Debentures delivered.
The House being informed, "That Mr. Clayton, One of the Commissioners appointed pursuant to the Act for obliging John Rice to accompt for Debentures granted to him in the last Session of Parliament, attended at the Door;" he was called in, and, at the Bar, delivered a Report from the said Commissioners, relating to the said Accompt.
Agreed, that the said Report do lie on the Table, to be perused by the Lords.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, vicesimum sextum diem instantis Novembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.