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, 2 Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Sale of Lands and Tenements, late of Sir Philip Monoux Baronet, deceased, in Broome and Parish of Southill, in the County of Bedford, according to his Will."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Fellowes and Mr. Meller:
To carry down the said Bill, and to desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Sir R. Allin's Pet, referred to Judges.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Richard Allin, alias Anguish, Baronet, and Dame Frances his Wife, and Sir Henry Ashurst Baronet; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to vest the Manors and Lands in the Petition mentioned in Trustees and their Heirs, in Trust, to sell so much thereof as shall be necessary to discharge a Debt of Eleven Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty-five Pounds, Fifteen Shillings, and Eight Pence Halfpenny; and, out of the Rents and Profits in the mean Time, to pay the Interest thereof, and dispose the Residue to the said Sir Richard, for the Maintenance of himself, his Wife and Children; and, after Payment of the said Eleven Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty-five Pounds, Fifteen Shillings, and Eight Pence Halfpenny; to settle the Remainder of the Estate unsold according to the Marriage Articles in the Petition set forth:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Consideration of the said Petition shall be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Baron of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer and Mr. Justice Powys; who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing them, to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties that may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having persued the Bill, do sign the same.
Driscoll versus Dalton.
The House being moved, on the Behalf of Dennis Driscoll Esquire, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing his Appeal depending in this House, whereunto Richard Dalton is Respondent:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Thursday the Fifteenth Day of this Instant February, at Eleven a Clock.
Number of Officers in H. C. Bill to limit:
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for securing the Freedom of Parliaments, by limiting the Number of Officers in the House of Commons."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall be read a Second Time?"
It was Resolved in the Negative.
Ordered, That the said Bill be rejected.
State of the War in Spain.
Ordered, That To-morrow, at Twelve a Clock, this House shall be put into a Committee again, to take into further Consideration the present State of the War in Spain.
General Naturalization Act, to repeal, Bill.
Whereas To-morrow was appointed for the First Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal the Act made in the Seventh Year of Her Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for naturalizing Foreign Protestants, except so much thereof as relates to the Children of Her Majesty's Natural-born Subjects born out of Her Allegiance:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Bill shall be read the First Time on Monday next; and all the Lords summoned to attend; and the Causes removed in Course.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, tertium diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.