Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 19, 1709-1714. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Veneris, 9 Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
E. of Portland takes his Seat.
This Day Henry Earl of Portland sat first in Parliament, upon the Death of his Father William Earl of Portland; and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.
Gee et Ux. versus E. of Jersey, Lewis, et al.
Upon reading, this Day, the Petition of Richard Gee and his Wife, which was offered the Seventh Instant; praying, "That the Day, which is appointed for hearing his Appeal, to which Edwin Lewes and others are Respondents, may be put off to a further Day, his Counsel being sick, as appears by an Affidavit annexed to his Petition:"
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 Tuesday the Twentieth Day of this Instant December, at Eleven a Clock; whereof the Appellant is to cause timely Notice to be given to the Respondents.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Farrer and others:
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to Her Majesty, to be raised by a Land Tax in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ten;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Land Tax Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to Her Majesty, to be raised by a Land Tax in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ten."
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, decimum diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.