Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 19, 1709-1714. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
This free content was digitised by double rekeying. All rights reserved.
DIE Veneris, 9 Martii.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of several Lands and Hereditaments of William Henden Esquire, in the County of Kent, for Payment of his Debts; and for settling other Lands, in the same County, of a better Value, to the same Uses, in Lieu thereof."
Message to H. C. with it.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and make more effectual a Clause relating to the Estate of Dame Rebecca Lytton, deceased, in an Act of Parliament, made in the Seventh Year of Her Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for Payment of the Debts of Sir John Bolles Baronet, a Lunatic."
Marquis Dorchester's Bill.
The Lord Delawar reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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 Pieerepont Esquire," was committed: "That they had considered the same, heard the Parties concerned therein, and think it fit to pass, with several Amendments."
The Earl of Stamford reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting a certain Piece of Ground, being Part of a Field called Stonebridge Field, adjoining to Piccadilly, in the County of Middlesex, in Trustees, to dispose of the same, to discharge a Debt to the Crown, and to other Uses," was committed: "That they had considered the same, heard the Parties concerned therein, and think it fit to pass, with several Amendments."
Jermin's Divorce Bill.
The House was (according to Order) adjourned during Pleasure, and put into 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."
Bishop of Bristol to preach on the Fast Day.
Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Bishop of Bristol be, and he is hereby, desired to preach before this House, in the Abbey Church at Westminster, on Wednesday the Eight and Twentieth Day of this Instant March, being the Day appointed by Her Majesty for a general Fast.
Message from H. C. to fit.
Message from H. C. for a Conference on the Safety of the Queen's Person, &c.
And the Duke of Beaufort reported, "That the Lords had been at the Conference; and the Commons had delivered to them an Address, to be presented to Her Majesty, to which they desire the Concurrence of this House."
Address concerning Guiscard's Attempt on Mr. Harley, at the Council Table:
"We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons of Great Britain in Parliament assembled, have, to our great Concern, been informed of a most barbarous and villainous Attempt, made upon the Person of Robert Harley Esquire, Chancellor of Your Majesty's Exchequer, by the Marquis de Guiscard, a French Papist, at the Time when he was under Examination, for Treasonable Practices, before a Committee of Your Majesty's Council.
"We cannot but be most deeply affected, to find such an Instance of inveterate Malice, against one employed in Your Majesty's Council, and so near Your Royal Person; and we have Reason to believe, that his Fidelity to Your Majesty, and Zeal for Your Service, have drawn upon him the Hatred of all the Abettors of Popery and Faction.
"We think it our Duty, upon this Occasion, to assure Your Majesty, that we will effectually stand by and defend Your Majesty, and those who have the Honour to be employed in Your Service, against all public and secret Attempts of Your Enemies. And we most humbly beseech Your Majesty, that You will be pleased to take all possible Care of Your Sacred Person, on whose Life the Welfare and Happiness of Your People, as well as the Liberties of Europe, entirely depend.
"And we do in all Humility represent to Your Majesty, that one effectual Means, conducing to the Safety of Your Majesty's Royal Person, will be, to give such Directions as in Your great Wisdom shall seem most proper, for causing Papists to be removed from the Cities of London and Westminster."
Message to H. C. for another Conference about it.
And the Duke of Beaufort reported, "That the Lords had been at the Conference; and acquainted the Commons, that this House had agreed to the Address; with filling up the Blank with ["Lords Spiritual and Temporal"]."