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 Jovis, 15 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 took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; (videlicet,)
Ralph Duke of Montagu.
Robert Lord Ferrers.
Thomas Lord Leigh.
Hugh Lord Cholmondeley.
Henry Lord Herbert.
D. of Montagu introduced.
Ralph Earl of Montagu, being, by Letters Patents, dated the Fourteenth Day of April Anno Regni Annæ Reginæ Quarto, created Duke of Montagu, was, in his Robes, introduced, between the Duke of Ormonde and the Duke of Bolton (also in their Robes), and preceded by the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, and the Earl of Manchester executing the Office of Lord Great Chamberlain.
His Lordship presented his Patent to the Lord Keeper, on his Knee, at the Woolsack; who delivered it to the Clerk; and being read at the Table, his Grace took his Place accordingly.
Sir Streynsham Master's Time enlarged for offering his Appeal.
The House being moved, on the Behalf of Sir Streynsham Masters, "That he may be allowed Time for offering his Appeal to this House, his Counsel having not yet signed the same:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Sir Streynsham Masters hath hereby Time allowed him, for offering his Appeal, until Monday next, at Eleven a Clock in the Forenoon.
Edge versus Hatterell & as.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Nicholas Edge, against a Decree made upon the Hearing of Two Causes by the then Lord Chancellor, in the Court of Chancery, the Five and Twentieth Day of October One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-five; One of them, between the Petitioner Plaintiff, and Henry Hatterel, Thomas Swinnerton, James Ford, William Parker, Philip Hollins, Thomas Swetenham, and Hannab Bateman, Defendants; and the other, between the said Henry Hatterell Plaintiff, and the Petitioner Defendant, upon a Cross Bill; and praying the Reversal of the said Decree:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Henry Hatterell, Thomas Swinnerton, James Ford, William Parker, Phillip Hollins, Thomas Swetenham, and Hannah Bateman, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and they are hereby required to put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on Thursday the Sixth Day of December next, at Eleven a Clock in the Forenoon.
Gage versus Lister.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Henry Gage, from a Decree made in the Court of Chancery, on the Four and Twentieth Day of January last, on the Behalf of Elizabeth Lister Widow; and praying "the Reversal of the said Decree; and that the Five Hundred Pounds brought into Court, and the Interest thereof received by the Respondent Lister, with her Costs, may be paid back to the Petitioner, with his own and Lawton's Costs:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Elizabeth Lister may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and she is hereby required to put in her Answer thereunto, in Writing, on Thursday the Nine and Twentieth Day of this Instant November, at Eleven a Clock.
State of the Nation.
The House, according to the Order of the Day, taking into Consideration the State of the Nation:
Proposal for an Address to invite over the Princess Sophia:
This Question was proposed; (videlicet,)
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, That Her Majesty will be graciously pleased to invite the presumptive Heir to the Crown of England according to the Acts of Parliament made for settling the Succession of the Crown in the Protestant Line, into this Kingdom, to reside here."
Then the previous Question was put, "Whether this Question shall be now put?"
It was Resolved in the Negative.
Protest against rejecting it.
"Because, we humbly conceive, the having a presumptive Heir to the Crown residing within the Kingdom, would be a great Strengthening of Her Majesty's Hands in the Administration of the Government, a Security to Her Royal Person, and to the Succession to the Crown, as by Law established in the Protestant Line.
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That on Monday next, at Twelve a Clock, this House shall be put into a Committee, to consider what may be fitting farther to be done, for the Preservation of Her Majesty's Person and Government, and the Protestant Succession as by Law established.
State of the Nation.
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That on Thursday next, at Twelve a Clock, this House shall be put into a Committee, to take into further Consideration the State of the Nation.
Chetham versus Lamplugh.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Ralph Chetham, from a Decree of the Court of Exchequer, made the One and Twentieth Day of February One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-eight, and the Report and other subsequent Orders and Dismission in that Court, of the Thirteenth of November Instant; and praying "the Reversal of the said Decree, Report, and other Orders and Dismission of the Thirteenth Instant may be reversed; and that Mary Lamplugh may answer thereunto; and that, in the mean Time, all Proceedings on the said Decree may be stayed:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Mary Lamplugh may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and she is hereby required to put in her Answer thereunto, in Writing, on Thursday the Sixth Day of December next, at Eleven a Clock in the Forenoon; and that, in the mean Time, all Proceedings in the Courts below shall be stayed.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, decimum sextum diem instantis Novembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.