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, 22 Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Marq. of Dorchester's Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for settling the Estates of the Right Noble Evelyn Lord Marquis of Dorchester, and William Pierrepont Esquire, commonly called Lord Kingston, Son and Heir Apparent of the said Lord Marquis; and also for settling the Estate of John Hall Esquire, on the Marriage of the said William Pierrepont Esquire."
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Friday the Ninth Day of March next, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Jermyn's Divorce Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dissolving the Marriage of Stephen Jermyn, the only Son of Stephen Jermyn, of London, Merchant, with Sarah Bell; and to enable him to marry again."
Members of H. C. further Qualification Bill:
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for securing the Freedom of Parliaments, by the farther qualifying the Members to fit in the House of Bill: Commons."
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, presently.
Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee thereupon.
And, after some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.
And the Lord Ferrers reported, "That the Comittee had gone through the said Bill; and think it fit to pass, without any Amendment."
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for securing the Freedom of Parliaments, by the farther qualifying the Members to fit in the House of Commons."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. that the Lords agree to it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Rogers and Mr. Hiccocks:
To let them know, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, vicesimum tertium diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.