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 Jovis, 30 Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir William Ashurst and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act to regulate the Price and Assize of Bread;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Bread, to regulate the Price of, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to regulate the Price and Assize of Bread."
Message from H. C. to return Bigg's Bill;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Eden and others:
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Trustees to recover the Personal Estates of William Bigg and Isabel Bigg, now vested in John Bigg, a Lunatic, their Son and Heir, and Executor of his Father, for the Payment of Debts and Legacies;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.
and for a Conference on the Lords Amendment to the Edistone Lighthouse Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Currance and others:
To desire a Conference with this House, upon the Subject-matter of the Amendment made by their Lordships to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the explaining and making more effectual the Acts of the Fourth and Fifth Years of Her Majesty's Reign, for the better enabling the Master, Wardens, and Assistants of Trinity House to rebuild the Lighthouse on the Edistone Rock."
To which the House agreed.
Then the Commons were called in, and told, "That the Lords agree to a Conference, as desired; and appoint it presently, in the Painted Chamber."
Then, the Commons being come to the Conference, the Lords following were named Managers; (videlicet,)
Ds. Sommers, Præses.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference.
Which being ended, the House was resumed.
And the Earl of Rochester reported, "That the Lords had attended the Conference; and the Commons acquainted the Lords, "That they have disagreed to the Amendment made by this House to the said Bill; and gave their Reason for it."
Ordered, That this House will take into Consideration the Reason given by the House of Commons, for disagreeing to their Lordships Amendment made to the said Bill, on Saturday next.
Printed Books, for vesting the Copies of in the Authors, &c. Bill.
Ordered, That this House shall be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by vesting the Copies of printed Books in the Authors or Purchasers of such Copies, during the Times therein mentioned," on Saturday next.
Fornhill to Stony Stratford Highways, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual the Act for repairing the Highways between Fornhill, in the County of Bedford, and Stony Stratford, in the County of Bucks."
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill be referred to the same Committee to whom Mr. Hammond's Bill stands committed.
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet To-morrow, at the same Time and Place.
Act for Security of Her Majesty's Person, to explain, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining and enlarging an Act of the Sixth Year of Her Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for the Security of Her Majesty's Person and Government."
E. of Stamford versus Sir J. Hobbart.
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Thomas Earl of Stamford and Mary Countess of Stamford his Wife, from an Order or Decree made in the Court of Chancery, the Nineteenth Day of December last, on the Behalf of Sir John Hobbart Baronet; praying, "That the said Order or Decree may be set aside and reversed:" As also upon the Answer of Sir John Hobbart Baronet, an Infant, (by Francis Windham Esquire, his next Friend,) put in thereunto, and Counsel for the Honourable Charles Howard Esquire and Henrietta his Wife, as also for the Right Honourable Mary Countess Dowager of Suffolk (who, upon their Petitions, were allowed to be heard); and due Consideration of what was offered by Counsel thereupon:
It is this Day Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal of Thomas Earl of Stamford and Mary Countess of Stamford his Wife shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Order or Decree therein complained of shall be, and is hereby, affirmed.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, tricesimum primum diem instantis Martii, hora nona Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.