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, 19 Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming an Agreement made upon the Marriage of Charles Owen Esquire and Dorothy his Wife, of Nash, in the County of Pembroke."
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet),
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Tuesday the Eighth Day of January next, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for supplying a Defect (by the Death of a Trustee) in the Appointment of Provisions for the Younger Children of Henry Smalman Esquire, deceased; and for making the said Provision more effectual for such Younger Children."
Ordered, That the said Bill be referred to the Lords Committees aforenamed.
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet at the same Time and Place.
Orlebar, Leave for a Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of Elizabeth Orlebar, the Widow and Relict of Cooper Orlebar Gentleman, deceased, and Elizabeth Orlebar, the only Child of the said Croper Orlebar; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for Sale of the Estate of the said Elizabeth the Daughter, and applying the Monies thereby raised for her Advantage and Preferment:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners have hereby Leave to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.
Tooke versus Dolben et al.
Whereas Friday next was appointed for hearing of the Cause wherein Katherine Tooke is Appellant, and the Lord Bishop of Ely and Sir Gilbert Dolben Respondents: The House being moved, by the Consent of all Parties, "That another Day may be appointed for hearing thereof:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the Second Day of the Sitting of this House after the Recess now at Hand.
Elliot versus Davenport.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Elliot, Son and Heir and Administrator of Sir William Elliot Knight, deceased, from a Decree made in the Court of Chancery, the Fifth Day of December Instant, on the Behalf of George Davenport, Executor of Anne Davenport; and praying, "That the said Decree may be reversed:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said George Davenport may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and he is hereby required to put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on Wednesday the Sixteenth Day of January next, at Eleven a Clock in the Forenoon.
Sir Thomas Cave's Bill.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir Thomas Cave Baronet to sell certain Lands, in the County of Northampton, to raise Money, to pay his Brothers and Sisters Portions; and settle other Lands, in the said County of Northampton and County of Leicester, of better Value, to the same Uses."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Rich'd Holford and Mr. Rogers:
To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Message from thence, with a Bill, to repeal Clauses relative to Scotland.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Topham and others:
To return the Bill, 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 several Acts lately passed in the Parliament of Scotland;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments; whereunto they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
Which Amendments were read Thrice, and agreed to; and Ordered, That the Commons have Notice, that the Lords have agreed to the said Amendments.
Queen's Answer to Address about the Church:
The Lord Keeper reported Her Majesty's Answer to the Address of both Houses, presented to Her Majesty Yesterday, as follows; (videlicet),
"My Lords and Gentlemen,
"I shall readily comply with your Address; and are very well pleased to find both Houses of Parliament so forward to join with Me in putting a Stop to these malicious Reports."
Address and Answer to be printed.
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England do give Order, that the Address of both Houses of Parliament, presented to Her Majesty Yesterday, and Her Majesty's most Gracious Answer thereunto, be forthwith printed and published.
Pechells' Nat. Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Jacob Pechells and others."
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill be referred to the same Committee to whom Mr. Owen's Bill stands committed.
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Thursday the Tenth Day of January next, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, vicesimum diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.