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 Veneris, 25 Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
The Lord Guilford reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Honourable William Cecil Esquire, with others, to sell Lands, for Payment of several Debts charged upon his Estate by the Right Honourable John Earl of Exeter, deceased, his late Father," as fit to pass, with some Amendments.
Which were read Twice, and agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with the said Amendments.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for preserving and enlarging the Harbour of Whitehaven, in the County of Cumberland."
L. Fitzwalter takes the Oaths.
This Day Charles Lord Fitzwalter took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.
Smithfield Cattle Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining and making more effectual that Part of an Act passed in the Fifth Year of Her present Majesty's Reign, concerning the buying and selling of Cattle in Smithfield; and for giving Leave for bringing up Calves dead to London, as formerly."
Sir John Bolles' Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Payment of the Debts of Sir John Bolles Baronet, a Lunatic."
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable William Howe, of Somerton-Early, in the County of Somerset, Esquire, to sell the Manor and Farm of Gunville-Eastbury, alias Tarrant-Gunville, in the County of Dorsett, and several Messuages, Lands, and Tenements, and Hereditaments in GunvilleEastbury, alias Tarrant-Gunville, aforesaid; and to settle other Lands and Hereditaments, of greater Value, to the same Uses to which the said Manor and Premises in Gunville-Eastbury, alias Tarrant-Gunville, now stand limited, in Lieu thereof."
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 Saturday the Twelfth Day of March 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 the better Performance of the Will of Stephen Hervey Esquire, deceased, and making Provision for his Children."
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill be referred to the Lords Committees before named.
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet at the same Time and Place.
Stopford's Petition referred to Judges.
Upon reading the Petition of James Stopford Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for Sale of the Estate of Wisal alias Wyshall, for Payment of such Debts and Portions, as in the Petition is mentioned; which will be a Means to preserve the greatest Part of the ancient Inheritance:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition shall be, and is hereby, referred to Mr. Justice Gould and Mr. Baron Bury; who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing them, to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties that may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.
Elye, Leave for a Bill.
After reading, and considering, the Report of Mr. Justice Tracy and Mr. Baron Price, to whom was referred the Petition of John Elye Esquire and Elizabeth his Wise; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners have hereby Leave given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the Petition.
Papers concerning the intended Invasion of Scotland to be considered.
The House being moved, to appoint a Time to take into Consideration the Papers now before this House, relating to the late intended Invasion of Scotland.
And several of the said Papers being read;
Present State of the Union.
It was proposed, "To take into Consideration the present State of the Union."
And it being moved, "To adjourn the House:"
The Question was put, "Whether this House shall be now adjourned?"
It was Resolved in the Negative.
State of N. Britain to be considered.
Ordered, That this House will take into Consideration the present State and Condition of the North Part of Great Britain, on Tuesday next, at Eleven a Clock.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, vicesimum octavum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.