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 Sabbati, 1 Aprilis.
Additional Impositions, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing several Impositions, additional Impositions, and Duties, upon Goods imported, to raise Money, by Way of Loan, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ten; and for taking off the Over-sea Duty on Coals exported in British Bottoms; and for better preventing Frauds in Drawbacks upon Certificate Goods; and for ascertaining the Duties of Currants imported in Venetian Ships; and to give further Time to Foreign Merchants, for Exportation of certain Foreign Goods imported; and to limit a Time for Prosecutions upon certain Bonds given by Merchants; and for continuing certain Fees of the Officers of the Customs, and to prevent Embezzlements by such Officers; and for appropriating the Monies granted to Her Majesty; and for replacing Monies paid, or to be paid, for making good any Deficiencies on the Annuity Acts; and for Encouragement to raise Naval Stores in Her Majesty's Plantations; and to give further Time for registering Debentures, as is therein mentioned."
Security of Rents, Bill:
The Earl of Rochester reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Security of Rents, and to prevent Frauds committed by Tenants," as fit to pass, with some Amendments.
Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.
Bread, for regulating the Price of, Bill.
Messages from H. C. to return Tremayne's Bill;
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Trustees to grant, renew, and fill up, Leases of the Estate of Arthur Tremayne Esquire (an Infant), during his Minority;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with One Amendment.
and to remind the Lords of the Bill to prevent Gaming.
Hammersmith Inhabitants, Att. General, & al. versus Bp. of London & al.:
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Sir James Mountague Knight, Her Majesty's Attorney General, at the Relation of Littleton Burton Clerk, and others, from an Order or Decree of the Court of Exchequer, made the Fourteenth of February last past; as also upon the Answer of Henry Lord Bishop of London and others, Respondents, put in thereunto; and due Consideration had thereupon:
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Sir James Mountague Knight, Her Majesty's Attorney General, at the Relation of Littleton Burton Clerk, and of the Inhabitants of the Hamlet of Hammersmith, in the Parish of Fulham, in the County of Midd'x; and also of the said Littleton Burton, John Carter, William Attle, Joseph Speer, John Charlwood, Edmund Nealer, Robert Nutkins, William West, Roger Garth, John Hulet, and John Wheeler, on Behalf of themselves and of the rest of the Inhabitants of the said Hamlet of Hammersmith, from an Order or Decree of the Court of Exchequer, made the Fourteenth of February last past, for the Dismission of the Petitioners Bill in the said Court; and praying, "That the said Order or Decree may be reversed:" As also upon the Answer of Henry Lord Bishop of London, Phillip Dwite, and Michael Hutchinson, put in thereunto:
It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal of the Inhabitants of Hammersmith shall be, and is hereby, dismissed; and that the Order or Decree in the said Petition and Appeal complained of shall be, and is hereby, affirmed.
Message from H. C. with Portsmouth, Chatham, and Harwich Harbours, Bill.
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in Trustees, for the better fortifying and securing the Harbours and Docks at Portsmouth, Chatham, and Harwich;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Edistone Light-house Bill, Lords do not insist on their Amendment to it:
Then the House (pursuant to Order) took into Consideration what was offered by the Commons, for their disagreeing to the Amendment made by this House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining and making more effectual an Act for the better enabling the Master, Wardens, and Assistants, of Trinity House, to re-build the Light-house on the Edistone Rock."