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, 23 Novembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Sir E. Smith, Leave for a Bill.
After reading, and considering, the Report of the Lord Chief Justice of Her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas and the Lord Chief Baron of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer, to whom was referred the Petition of Sir Edw'd Smyth Baronet and Edward Smyth Esquire, only Son and Heir Apparent of the said Sir Edward Smyth; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners have hereby Leave given them to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the Petition.
Sir E. Smith's Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Peyton Altham, an Infant Trustee, to join in suffering a Common Recovery, or levying a Fine, of an Estate in Essex, as if he were of full Age."
Thanks to Bp. of Lich. for his Sermon.
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Thanks of this House be, and are hereby, given to the Lord Bishop of Lichfield and Coventrie, for his Sermon preached before this House Yesterday, in the Abbey Church at Westm'r; and he is hereby desired to print and publish the same.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Jovis, vicesimum quartum diem instantis Novembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.