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 Mercurii, 3 Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Bp. Chester to preach 30th Instant.
Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Bishop of Chester be, and he is hereby, desired to preach before this House, in the Abbey Church at Westminster, on Tuesday the Thirtieth Day of this Instant January.
D. Marlborough takes the Oaths.
This Day John Duke of Marleborough took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.
Address concerning the Loss in Spain.
The Lord President reported from the Lords Committees, appointed to draw an Address of Thanks to Her Majesty for Her most Gracious Message, "That they had drawn an Address accordingly."
Which was read, and agreed to, as follows; (videlicet,)
"We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, return our most humble Thanks to Your Majesty, for Your Gracious Message relating to the present State of Affairs in Spain; and for the Orders Your Majesty has been pleased to give for sending Troops of Your own, and exciting Your Allies to send some of theirs in due Time, in order to repair this Loss: And, as this Misfortune may have been occasioned by some preceding Mismanagement, we take the Liberty to assure Your Majesty, we will use our utmost Endeavours to discover it, so as to prevent the like for the future.
"And such is the Confidence we have in Your Majesty's great Prudence and Care, that we humbly assure Your Majesty, we will, to the utmost, give all the Assistance in our Power, to recover the ill Condition of those Affairs, and to support the War against the common Enemy, in all Places where Your Majesty in Your Wisdom shall think it necessary, for the obtaining an honourable and lasting Peace; in the concluding of which, we entirely rely upon Your Majesty."
Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lords with White Staves do attend Her Majesty, with the said Address.
State of the War in Spain to be considered.
The House being moved, "That an Inquiry be made into the present State of the War in Spain:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That, on Friday next, at Eleven a Clock, this House shall be put into a Committee, to inquire into the present State of the War in Spain; and all the Lords summoned to attend.
Green versus Green.
Upon reading the Petition of William Green; shewing, "That he brought an Appeal into this House the Eleventh of December last; upon which the Respondent Johanna Green was ordered to answer the One and Twentieth of the same Month; which she hath not done, though duly served with the Order of this House:"
It is thereupon Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Johanna Green be and she is hereby required, peremptorily, to put in her Answer to the said Appeal on or before Wednesday the Tenth Day of this Instant January, at Eleven of the Clock.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Jovis, quartum diem instantis Januarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.