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 Mercurii, 28 Novembris.
Sir Thomas Cave, Leave for a Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Thomas Cave, of Stanford, in the County of Leicester, Baronet; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to sell an Estate at Eydon, in the County of Northampton, devised by the Will of John Browne Esquire, on settling Lands in the same County, of the like Value, to the same Uses:
Burnet, Nat. Bill.
The Lord Treasurer acquainted the House, "That the Lords with White Staves attended Her Majesty, with the Desire of this House, for printing the Letters laid before this House; and that Her Majesty was pleased to say, She would give Orders for printing them immediately."
Answer from H. C.
Princess Sophia, Bill for Leave to be naturalized.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for exhibiting a Bill in this present Parliament, for naturalizing the most Excellent Princess Sophia, Electress and Dutchess Dowager of Hanover, and the Issue of her Body."
Doulbin's Petition to be considered.
Message from H. C. that they agree to the following Address:
Address to maintain a good Correspondence with the Allies.
"We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in Parliament assembled, being justly alarmed by the many Artifices which the Emissaries of France have put in Practice this last Year, in order to raise Jealousies, and create Misunderstandings, amongst the Allies engaged in this necessary War, for the Support of the Liberties of Europe; and being apprehensive lest such malicious Insinuations, if they should pass unobserved, might in Time so far take Place, as to abate the Spirit, and slacken the Zeal, of the Confederacy; do most humbly beseech Your Majesty to use all possible Endeavours to preserve a good Correspondence amongst all the Confederates, and, in a most particular Manner, to maintain and cultivate a strict Friendship with The States General of the United Provinces.
"And we most humbly entreat Your Majesty, That as, in Your own Way of acting, You have set before Your Allies a great and noble Example; so You would be graciously pleased, by all other proper Means, to excite the whole Confederacy to make early and effectual Preparations, and to exert their utmost Vigour in the Prosecution of the War against France."
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lords with White Staves do wait on Her Majesty, humbly to know what Time Her Majesty will please to be attended with an Address of both Houses of Parliament.
Security of Queen' Person, and Protestant Succession, Bill.
Langhorne versus Stydolph.
Upon reading the Petition of Susannab Langhorne Widow, Respondent to the Appeal of Sigismond Stydolph; setting forth, "That Mr. Brocket, the Petitioner's Solicitor, died above a Year and Half since; and that several of her Papers are not yet come to her Hands; and also that the Appellant has not yet given Security to answer Costs, as usual; and praying further Time to put in her Answer to the said Appeal; and that, in the mean Time, the Appellant may give Security:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioner hath hereby Time allowed her for answering thereunto, until Monday the Tenth Day of December next, at Eleven a Clock; and that the Appellant Stydolph do enter into Recognizance for Costs, in the mean Time.
Repeal of Clauses relative to Scotland, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal several Clauses in the Statute made in the Third and Fourth Years of Her present Majesty's Reign, for securing the Kingdom of England from the several Acts lately passed in the Kingdom of Scotland."
Princess Sophia, Bill for Leave to be naturalized:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for exhibiting a Bill in this present Parliament, for naturalizing the most Excellent Princess Sophia, Electress and Dutchess Dowager of Hanover, and the Issue of her Body."
Message to H. C. with it.
Queen to be attended with the Address about the Allies:
Message to H. C. to acquaint them with it.
To acquaint them, "That the Lords had sent to Her Majesty, to know what Time Her Majesty will please to appoint, to be attended with the Address of both Houses; and Her Majesty has been pleased to appoint To-morrow, at Half an Hour after Two a Clock in the Afternoon, for both Houses to attend Her at St. James's; and that the Lords intend to be there at that Time."