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 Lunæ, 5 Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Sir Alex. Carnes' Pet. referred to Judges.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Alexander Cairnes Baronet; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for establishing a Purchase made by the Petitioner with his Grace James Duke of Ormonde (with the Consent of his Brother the Earl of Arran), of several Lands, Fee-farm Rents, Rents, and Hereditaments, in the Petition mentioned:
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 Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and Mr. Justice Tracy; 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 perused the Bill, do sign the same.
Wood, alias Webb's Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Sale of the Manor of Great Bealings, and several Farms, Lands, and Hereditaments, late the Estate of Henry Wood, alias Webb, Esquire, deceased, in Great Bealings, and several other Places, in the County of Suffolk, for discharging a Mortgage thereon, and for Payment of other Debts of the said Henry Wood, alias Webb; and for applying the Overplus Money (if any) arising by such Sale, for the Benefit of Henry Wood, alias Webb (an Infant), his Son and Heir."
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 Tuesday the Twentieth Day of this Instant March, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for reviving, continuing, and appropriating, certain Duties upon several Commodities to be exported, and certain Duties upon Coals to be Water-born and carried Coast-wise; and for granting further Duties upon Candles for Thirty-two Years, to raise Fifteen Hundred Thousand Pounds, by Way of a Lottery, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eleven; and for suppressing such unlawful Lotteries, and such Insurance Offices, as are therein mentioned."
Ordered, That 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 said Committee had gone through the Bill; and think it fit to pass, without any Amendment."
Message from H. C. to return Isaac's Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Farrer and others:
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Sale of the Barton and Farm of Pollesloe, in the County of Devon, late the Estate of Sebastian Isaack Esquire, deceased, for discharging Incumbrances thereupon; and for Distribution of the Surplus Money;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.
D of Rutland introduced.
John late Earl of Rutland, being, by Letters Patents, dated Vicesimo Nono Die Martii, Secundo Annæ Reginæ, created Duke of Rutland, to him and the Heirs Male of his Body; but dying before he sat in Parliament; his Son John, now Duke of Rutland upon the Death of his said Father, was this Day (in his Robes) introduced, between the Duke of Bedford and the Duke of Devonshire (also in their Robes); the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, and the Lord Great Chamberlain, preceding.
His Grace presented the said Patent to the Lord Keeper, on his Knee, at the Woolsack; who delivered it to the Clerk; and the same was read at the Table.
His Writ of Summons was also read, as follows; (videlicet,)
"Anna, Dei Gratia, Magnæ Britanniæ, Franc. & Hib'niæ Regina, Fidei Defensor, &c. Charissimo Consanguineo Nostro Joh'i Duci Rutland, Salutem. Cum nuper, de Avisamento & Assensu Concilii Nostri, pro quibusdam arduis & urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum & Defensionem Regni Nostri Magnæ Britanniæ & Ecclesiæ concernentibus, præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. Vicesimo Quinto Die Novembris ult. præterit. teneri ordinaverimus; & ibidem, cum Prælatis, Magnatibus, & Proceribus dicti Regni Nostri, Colloquium habere & Tractatum; cumque idem Parliamentum Nostrum ibidem modo tentum est: Vobis, sub Fide & Ligeantia quibus Nobis tenemini, firmiter injungendo mandamus, quod, consideratis dictorum Negotiorum Arduitate, & Periculis imminentibus, cessante Excusatione quacunque, ad dictum Parliamentum Nostrum personaliter intersitis, Nobiscum, ac cum Prælatis, Magnatibus, & Proceribus prædictis, super dictis Negotiis tractatur. vestrumque Consilium impensur.; & hoc sicut Nos, & Honorem Nostrum, ac Salvationem & Defensionem Regni & Ecclesiæ prædict. Expeditionemque dictorum Negotiorum diligitis, nullatenus omittatis.
"Teste Meipsa, apud Westm. Sexto Die Februarii, Anno Regni Nostri Nono.
Then his Grace was accordingly placed on the Earls Bench; and came to the Table, and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.
Book, intituled, "Political State of Great Britain," considered:
The Order being read, for taking into Consideration the Book, intituled, "The Political State of Great Britain; containing an impartial Account of the most important and remarkable Transactions, Changes in the Ministry, and Proceedings in Parliament and Convocation, &c."
And J. Baker, for whom the said Book is printed, attending (according to Order); he was called in, and examined in relation thereunto.
And, being withdrawn, the following Orders were made:
"Whereas John Baker having, at the Bar, confessed he ordered the printing of a Pamphlet, intituled, "The Political State of Great Britain; containing an impartial Account of the most important and remarkable Transactions, Changes in the Ministry, and Proceedings in Parliament and Convocation, &c." in which an Account is pretended to be given of the Debates and Proceedings of this House: It is therefore Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, do forthwith attach the Body of the said John Baker, and keep him in safe Custody until further Order of this House; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
"To Sir William Oldes, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of them."
Boyer, How, and Willmore, to attend.
"The House being informed, "That Abell Boyer compiled the Pamphlet, intituled, "The Political State of Great Britain; containing an impartial Account of the most important and remarkable Transactions, Changes in the Ministry, and Proceedings in Parliament and Convocation, &c." and that John How and Thomas Wilmore printed the same, and have the Copies by which it was printed:" It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Abell Boyer, John How, and Thomas Wilmore, do attend this House To-morrow, at Twelve a Clock; and bring with them the Copies by which the said Book was printed."
Gallery in the House to be taken down.
The House taking Notice of several Inconveniencies that have happened, since the building of the Gallery in this House:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Great Chamberlain do issue his Warrant to the Surveyor General of Her Majesty's Works, to take down the said Gallery after the Conclusion of this Session of Parliament.
Jermyn's Divorce, Bill.
Whereas this Day was appointed for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, 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:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House shall be put into a Committee thereupon, on Friday next, at Twelve a Clock; at which Time all Persons concerned may be heard, if they think fit.
Devon, Public Stock Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for ratifying several Purchases lately made with the Public Stock of the County of Devon, and for making further Purchases for the Use of the said County with the Public Stock thereof; and also for regulating and better Employment of the Public Stock of the said County."
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the same Committee to whom Wood alias Webb's Bill stands referred.
Their Lordships, or any Five; to meet on Friday next, at Ten a Clock.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Sale of the Estates late of William Hubbald, and of his Father Edward Hubbald, in the County of Surrey, for the Satisfaction of the said William Hubbald's Debt to the Crown; and to preserve the Surplus thereof for the Purposes therein mentioned."
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed also to the same Committee to whom Wood alias Webb's Bill stands referred.
To meet at the same Time and Place.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Martis, sextum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.