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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Anno 6° Annæ Reginæ
DIE Jovis, Vicesimo Tertio Die Octobris, 1707, Annoque Regni Serenissimæ Dominæ Annæ, Dei Gratia, Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, et Hib'niæ Reginæ, Fidei Defensoris, &c. Sexto, in Superiori Domo Parliamenti Magnæ Britanniæ, apud Westmonaster. convenere Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum Nomina subscribuntur, et præsentes fuerunt:
Her Majesty, being arrayed in Her Regal Robes and Crown, attended with Her Officers of State, ascended Her Royal Throne (the Peers being also in their Robes), commanded the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the Commons, "That it is Her Majesty's Pleasure, they attend Her presently, in the House of Peers."
Who being come;
The Lord Chancellor, by Her Majesty's Command, said,
Commons directed to choose a Speaker.
"My Lords, and Gentlemen,
"Her Majesty has commanded me to let you know, She is not pleased to declare Her Reasons for calling and appointing this Parliament, till there be a Speaker of the House of Commons: And therefore it is Her Majesty's Pleasure, that you, Gentlemen of the House of Commons, repair to the Place where the Commons usually sit, and there chuse a fit Person to be your Speaker; and that you present him whom you shall so chuse to Her Majesty, here, for Her Royal Approbation, on Thursday next, at Eleven a Clock."
Then Her Majesty was pleased to withdraw; and the Commons went to their House.
Sixteen Scots Peers, Certificate of the Names of.
The Right Honourable William Lord Cowper, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, delivered into this House a Certificate of the Names of the Sixteen Peers, who, according to the late Acts, are summoned, and certified into the Chancery, to be Members of the House of Lords, on the Behalf of that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, in the First Parliament of Great Britain, and signed by the Clerk of the Crown, who likewise attended at the Table, with the original Return.
And the same being compared with the said Certificate, it was found to agree with the said original Return; and is as followeth:
"May it please your Lordships,
"These are the Names of the Sixteen Peers, who, according to the late Act in that Case made and provided, are chosen, summoned, and certified, to be Members of the House of Lords, for and on the Behalf of that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, in the First Parliament of Great Britain, which is to meet the Twentythird Day of October Instant.
"Witness my Hand, this Twenty-second Day of October, Anno Domini 1707.
"Geo. Wrighte, Cler. Coron."
D. Devonshire takes his Seat.
This Day William Duke of Devonshire Lord Steward of Her Majesty's Household sat first in Parliament, upon the Death of his Father William Duke of Devonshire.
Lords take the Oaths.
Then, the Lord Chancellor, singly, in the First Place, at the Table, took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and the Oath of Abjuration, and made and subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statutes.
The Lords following also took the Oaths; (videlicet,)
Dominus Cancellarius Magnæ Britanniæ declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, tricesimum diem instantis Octobris, hora decima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.