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 Veneris, 5 Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Davies, Leave for a Bill.
After reading, and considering, the Report of Mr. Baron Bury and Mr. Baron Price, to whom was referred the Petition of Robert Coney Davies and Mary Davies, Insants, by Jane Griffith their Mother, and of the said Jane Griffith, for and on the Behalf of her said Children, by William Davies the Younger, her First Husband; 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 to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.
Queen's Answer about the E. of Peterborow.
The Lord Steward acquainted the House, "That the Lords with White Staves having (according to Order) attended Her Majesty, with the Resolution of this House, in relation to the intended Inquiry into the present State of the War in Spain, Her Majesty was pleased to give this Answer; (videlicet,)
"Upon the Request of the Lords, Her Majesty has dispensed with the Earl of Peterborow's staying here a very few Days; though he is to be sent about Affairs of great Importance."
State of the War in Spain:
Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee, to inquire into the present State of the War in Spain.
And, after some Time, the House was resumed.
And the Earl of Abingdon reported, "That it was the Opinion of the Committee, That the House be moved, That an humble Address be made to Her Majesty, that the Earl of Peterborow may have Leave to communicate to this House such Matters or Papers as are within his Lordship's Knowledge, relating to the War in Spain and France; and that the Earl of Gallway and the Lord Tyrawly may be ordered to attend this House; and the House moved, that the Committee may have Leave to sit again."
To which the House agreed.
And the following Orders were made; (videlicet,)
Address for the E. of Peterborow to have Leave to communicate Matters relative to the War in Spain:
"Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lords with White Staves do humbly move Her Majesty, from this House, That the Earl of Peterborow may have Leave to communicate to this House such Matters, or Papers, as are within his Lordship's Knowledge, relating to the War in Spain and France."
E. of Gallway and L. Tyrawley to attend.
"Ordered, That the Earl of Gallway of the Kingdom of Ireland, and the Lord Tyrawly of the Kingdom of Ireland, do attend this House, To-morrow, at Eleven a Clock.
"Ordered, That this House shall be put into a Committee again, to proceed further in the Inquiry into the present State of the War in Spain, Tomorrow, at Eleven of the Clock."
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, sextum diem instantis Januarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.