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, 17 Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
L. Pelham takes the Oaths.
This Day Thomas Lord Pelham took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.
Conway versus Shrimpton.
Whereas To-morrow is appointed for hearing of the Cause wherein Sir John Conway Baronet and others are Appellants, and Philadelphia Shrimpton and her Son Respondents:
It is, with the Consent of both Parties, Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Friday the Nineteenth Day of this Instant January, at Eleven of the Clock; and that the other Causes be removed, to come on in Course.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of such Part of the Estate of Nathaniel Mathew, late of Petersham, in the County of Surrey, Gentleman, deceased, as will be sufficient to discharge his Debts and Legacies, thereon charged by his last Will and Testament; and for settling the Remainder thereof to the Uses in the said Will mentioned."
Papers concerning the War in Spain, delivered.
The Lord Dartmouth (pursuant to the Order of Monday last) delivered the Papers following; (videlicet,)
1. "The Earl of Gallway's Letter to Sir Charles Hedges, 7th December 1705, N. S."
2. "The Result of a Conference at Elvas, 3d December 1705."
3. "Mr. Methuen's Letter to Sir Charles Hedges, 9th December 1705."
And his Lordship acquainted the House, "That the other Letters mentioned in the said Order are not to be found, as appears by Sir Charles Hedges' Letter of the Sixteenth Instant."
E. of Gallway to send Papers.
Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Earl of Gallway do lay before this House, with all convenient Speed, Copies of his Letters to Mr. Secretary Hedges, dated the 17th and 28th December 1705, and that of the 31st of January 170 5/6.
Address, for Numbers of Effective Men in Spain and Portugal.
Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lords with White Staves do attend Her Majesty, from this House, humbly to desire, "That Her Majesty will please to give Order, that the Number of Effective Men that were at the Battle of Almanza, the Number of Effective Men that have ever since been present in Spain, and also the Number of Effective Men that were in Portugal in November and December One Thousand Seven Hundred and Five, and in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Six, be laid before this House with all convenient Speed.
E. of Gallway's Answer ready.
The House was informed, "That the Earl of Gallway was very ill; but that his Answer, in Writing, signed by him, was ready to be delivered, when their Lordships should please to receive it."
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, decimum octavum diem instantis Januarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.