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 Martis, 28 Novembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Lords take the Oaths.
The Lords following took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; (videlicet,)
Wriothesley Duke of Bedford.
Thomas Earl of Pembroke.
Arthur Earl of Torrington.
Hugh Earl of Cholmondeley.
Alexander Earl of Home.
Receivers and Tryers of Petitions.
The Names of the Receivers and Tryers of Petitions were read, as follow; (videlicet,)
Les Receivours des Petitions de la Grand Britaigne et d'Ireland.
Messire Thomas Parker, Chivalier et Cheif Justicer.
Messire Jean Powell, Chivalier et Justicer.
Messire Richard Holford, Chivalier.
Et ceux qui veulent deliver leur Peticons, eux baillent dedans Six Jours procheinment ensueant.
Les Receivours des Peticons de Gascoigne, et des autres Terres et Pals de par le Mer et des Isles.
Messire Thomas Trevor, Chivalier et Chief Justicer de Banc Commune.
Messire Edward Ward, Chivalier et Chief Baron de l'Exchequer de la Reine.
Messire Robert Legard, Chivalier.
Et ceux qui veulent deliver leur Peticons eux baillent dedans Six Jours procheinment ensueant.
Les Triours des Peticons de la Grand Britaigne et d'Ireland.
Le Duc de Somerset.
Le Duc de Ormonde.
Le Duc de Bolton.
Le Duc de Devonshire.
Le Duc de Hamilton.
Le Marquesse de Lindsey, Grand Chamberlaine d'Angleterre.
Le Marquess de Dorchester.
Le Count de Derby.
Le Count de Dorset.
Le Count de Stamford.
Le Count de Sunderland.
Le Count de Berkeley.
Le Count de Wharton.
Le Count de Greenwich.
Le Count de Mar.
Le Count de Orkney.
Le Count de I'lay.
Le Baron Delawar.
Le Baron Mohun.
Le Baron Sommers.
Le Baron Halifax.
Le Baron Cowper.
Touts eux ensemble, ou Quatres de Seigneurs avanditz; appellant aux eux les Sergeants de la Reine, quant serra Besoigne; tiendront leur Place en la Chambre de Tresorier.
Les Triours des Peticons de Gascoigne, et des autres Terres et Pais de par le Mer et des Isles.
Le Duc de Beaufort.
Le Duc de Leeds.
Le Duc de Bedford.
Le Duc de Marlborough.
Le Duc de Atholl.
Le Marquess de Annandale.
Le Count de Lincoln.
Le Count de Bridgewater.
Le Count de Thanet.
Le Count de Scarbrough.
Le Count Poulet.
Le Count de Loudoun.
Le Count de Northesk.
Le Count de Roseberrie.
Le Baron Ferrers.
Le Baron North & Grey.
Le Baron Berkeley de Stratton.
Le Baron Guilford.
Le Baron Gernsey.
Touts eux ensemble, ou Quatre de Seigneurs avanditz; appellant aux eux les Sergeants de la Reine, quant sera besoigne; tiendront leur Place en la Chambre de Chamberlaine.
Committee of Privileges.
Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Customs and Orders of the House, and the Privileges of Parliament, and of the Peers of Great Britain and Lords of Parliament.
Their Lordships, or any Seven of them; to meet on Monday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the House of Peers; and to adjourn, from Time to Time, as they please.
Committee for the Journal.
Lords Sub-committees appointed to consider of the Orders and Customs of the House, and Privileges of the Peers of Great Britain and Lords of Parliament; and to peruse and perfect the Journals of this and the last Parliament.
Their Lordships, or any Three of them; to meet when, where, and as often as, they please.
Ordered, That the Roll of Standing Orders be read this Day Sevennight, at Twelve a Clock.
Stoppages in the Streets, Order to prevent.
The House taking Notice, that there is such an Interruption, by Hackney Coaches, Carts, and Drays, in King-street, and the Passages to The Old Palace Yard in Westminster, that the Lords and others are frequently hindered from coming to the House, to the great Inconveniency of the Members of both Houses:
It is thereupon Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the High Steward of the City of Westminster, or his Deputy, together with the Justices of the Peace for the said City, shall, by their Care and Directions to the Constables and other Officers within the said Limits, take special Order, that no empty Hackney Coaches be suffered to make any Stay, between Whitehall and The Old Palace Yard in Westminster, from Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon until Three of the Clock in the Afternoon of the same Day, during the Sitting of this Parliament; and that no Carriages, Drays, or Carts, be permitted to pass through the said Streets and Passages, between the Hours aforesaid, during the Sitting of this Parliament; and herein special Care is to be taken, by the said Deputy Steward, Justices of the Peace, Constables, and all other Officers herein concerned, as the contrary will be answered to this House.
The Lord Ferrers reported from the Lords Committees appointed to draw an humble Address of Thanks to Her Majesty for Her most Gracious Speech, "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, present our humble and hearty Thanks, for Your Majesty's most gracious and excellent Speech at the Opening this Parliament; and particularly for the great Confidence Your Majesty is pleased to place in the Duty and Affection of Your Subjects.
"We conceive it to be of the highest Importance to carry on the War with Vigour in all its Parts, and particularly in Spain, in order to procure a safe and honourable Peace; and, Your Majesty may be assured, we shall concur in all reasonable Methods to that End. And, we humbly hope, Your Majesty's great Example will engage all Your Allies to join with Your Majesty in doing their utmost to the same Purpose.
"We have the Happiness to agree entirely with Your Majesty, in the several Resolutions You have declared so plainly and affectionately to Your Parliament; and we think ourselves obliged to repeat our Thanks, for Your Majesty's great Care to transmit the Blessings of Your Reign to Posterity, by securing the Protestant Succession in the House of Hanover.
"We cannot also but have a particular Satisfaction in the Assurances Your Majesty has given, to maintain and encourage the Church of England as by Law established; which is the firmest Support of the Monarchy, and the strongest Defence against Popery.
"We have no more to add, but that we shall carefully endeavour, in all our Consultations, to proceed with that Unanimity and Dispatch as may give the greatest Weight to them; and to assure Your Majesty, that nothing shall be wanting on our Part, to satisfy the World, that, with an unshaken Zeal, we will constantly defend Your Majesty's Royal Person, Honour, and Dignity, on which our Safety and Happiness so much depend."
Ordered, That the whole House do attend Her Majesty, with the said Address.
Ordered, That the Lords with White Staves do wait on Her Majesty, humbly to know what Time Her Majesty will please to appoint, for this House to attend Her, with their Address agreed to this Day.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, vicesimum nonum diem instantis Novembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.