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, 16 Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Lady North and Grey's Nat. Bill.
The Lord Guilford reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Maria Margaret Lady North & Grey," as fit to pass, without any Amendment.
Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.
Writs of Error.
The Lord Chief Justice of Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench, in the usual Manner, brought up Two Writs of Error; (videlicet,)
Domina Regina versus Jacobum Drake.
Georg. Sawbridge & al. versus Joh'em Braddyl.
Tigh, Pet. for Naturalization.
Upon reading the Petition of John Tigh; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for his Naturalization; he being born out of Her Majesty's Allegiance, but professing the Protestant Religion:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioner hath hereby Leave to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of his Petition.
Collins for Parker, Recognizance.
Upon reading the Petition of George Parker Esquire; praying Leave that Francis Collins may enter into Recognizance for him; he being infirm, and living upwards of Two Hundred Miles from London:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Francis Collins may enter into a Recognizance for George Parker, as desired.
D. of Marlborough, Address for Leave to bring in a Bill, to continue his Titles, &c:
The Duke of Bolton reported from the Lords Committees, an Address drawn by them, pursuant to the Resolution of this House.
Which was read, as follows; (videlicet,)
"We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and obedient Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, having, with much Satisfaction, considered the many great Actions which the Duke of Marlborough has performed in Your Majesty's Service, to the Honour of his Country, and for the Good of the common Cause of Europe (such Actions as the wisest and greatest People have rewarded with Statues and Triumphs); are extremely desirous to express the just Sense we have of his Merit in a peculiar and distinguishing Manner; and, in order to perpetuate the Memory thereof, to settle and continue his Titles and Honours, with his Right of Precedence, in his Posterity, by Act of Parliament, as the Method most effectual for that End, and best suiting so great an Occasion: But yet, having always a just Regard for the Prerogatives of the Crown (Your Majesty being the sole Fountain of Honour), we thought it our Duty, in the First Place, to have Recourse to Your Majesty, for Your Royal Allowance, before any Order given for bringing in a Bill of such a Nature; and at the same Time to desire Your Majesty would be graciously pleased to let the House know, in what Manner it will be most acceptable to Your Majesty, that the said Titles and Honours should be limited."
To which the House agreed.
D. of Bolton to attend the Queen with it.
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That his Grace the Duke of Bolton do attend Her Majesty, with the Address of this House, agreed to this Day.
Chamberlaine versus Newte.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Roger Chamberlaine Gentleman and Francis Plympton Gentleman, from a Decree made in the Court of Exchequer, the Two and Twentieth Day of April One Thousand Seven Hundred and Six, on the Behalf of John Newte Clerk; and praying the Reversal of the said Decree:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said John Newte may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and he is hereby required to put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on Monday the Thirtieth Day of this Instant December, at Eleven a Clock in the Forenoon.
Strode, Time allowed for bringing in the Record.
Upon reading the Petition of Katherine Strode Widow; shewing, "That one Thomas Andrews having obtained a Judgement in Ejectment, in the Court of Queen's Bench, in Trinity Term last, against the Petioner, which she is advised is erroneous, and thereupon hath brought a Writ of Error to reverse the same; but, by reason of the Length of the Proceedings, cannot procure the Record to be transcribed and brought into this House within the Time prescribed by this House for that Purpose; and praying "a Fortnight's Time longer, to transcribe and bring in the said Record:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioner hath hereby Fourteen Days further Time allowed, for transcribing and bringing the said Record into this House.
Queen intends going to St. Paul's on the Thanksgiving day:
The Lord Chamberlain, by Her Majesty's Command, acquainted the House, "That Her Majesty had appointed Tuesday the One and Thirtieth Day of this Instant December to be observed, throughout the Kingdom of England, Dominion of Wales, and Town of Berwick upon Tweed, for rendering our most hearty Thanks to Almighty God, for the great and wonderful Successes vouchsafed this Year to the Arms of Her Majesty and Her Allies; as also for offering up our Supplications to the Divine Majesty, for the Continuance of His Blessings on the Arms of the Queen and Her Allies, both by Sea and Land, and for restoring Peace, Safety, and Prosperity to Her Majesty and Her Kingdoms, and the Nations and States in Alliance with Her: And, for the greater Solemnity on that Day, Her Majesty will be pleased to go to St. Paul's Church, as has been accustomed in former Time in this Kingdom."
House to attend Her Majesty to St. Paul's:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the House do attend Her Majesty to St. Paul's Church, on Tuesday the One and Thirtieth Day of this Instant December, being the Day appointed for a Public Thanksgiving.
Places to be provided for Lords there.
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Great Chamberlain of England do issue his Warrant to Sir Christopher Wren, Her Majesty's Surveyor of the Works, that convenient Places be provided in St. Paul's Church, on the Day of Thanksgiving, for this House not to be mixed with others.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declarvit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, decimum septimum diem instantis Decembris, hora duodecima, Dominis sic decernentibus.