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 Mercurii, 14 Martii.
Queen's Answer to Address, about Guiscard's Attempt on Mr. Harley.
"I take this Address very kindly from you, on the Occasion of that barbarous Attempt on Mr. Harley; whose Zeal and Fidelity in My Service must appear yet more eminently, by that horrid Endeavour to take away his Life, for no other Reason, that appears, but his known Opposition to Popery and Faction.
"Your warm Concern for the Safety of My Person, and the Defence of those employed in My Service, is very grateful to Me. And I shall always continue My Care for the Welfare and Happiness of My People, by using all Means that may most effectually conduce to those Ends; and particularly by giving the proper Directions for removing Papists from the Cities of London and Westminster, according to your Desire.
"I think it would be reasonable to make a Law, to punish with Death such villainous Attempts on the Lives of Magistrates, in the lawful Execution of their Office; though, by God's Providence, the Mischiefs designed do not take Effect."
Address and Answer to be printed.
Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Address of both Houses of Parliament, presented to Her Majesty Yesterday, and Her Majesty's most Gracious Answer thereunto, be forthwith printed and published.
Answer to be considered.
Sir R. Grosvenor's Bill.
The Lord Bishop of Chester reported from the Lords Committees, to whom was referred the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Trustees to perform the Marriage Articles of Sir Richard Grosvenor Baronet and Dame Jane his Wife, notwithstanding the Lunacy of Dame Mary Grosvenor, and the Infancy of her Younger Children; and for settling the Estate in the Family, and making Building Leases, as effectually as if the said Dame Mary was of found Mind, and her Children of full Age, and all had joined in levying Fines: That they had considered the same, and made several Amendments thereunto."
The Lord Bishop of Chester also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom was referred the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting several Messuages or Tenements, in Bride Lane, and elsewhere, in the Parish of St. Bridget, alias St. Bride's, London, of John Poynter Esquire, in Trustees, to be sold, in Lieu and Satisfaction of other Manors, Messuages, Lands, and Tenements, of a greater Value, settled by the said John Poynter to such Uses, and upon such Trusts, as the said Houses in London are settled: That they had considered the same, and made several Amendments thereunto."
The Lord Bishop of Chester likewise reported from the Lords Committees, to whom was referred the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Trustees to make, renew, and fill up, Leases of the Estate of William Burgoyne, late of the City of Exon, Merchant, deceased, during the Minority of his Son and Daughters: That they have considered the said Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto."
American Pine Trees, for Preservation of, Bill.
Whereas Thursday next is appointed for the House to be in a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Preservation of White and other Pine Trees, growing in Her Majesty's Colonies of New Hampshire, The Massachusets Bay, and Province of Main, Rhode Island, and Providence Plantation, the Narraganset Country or King's Province, and Connecticut, in New England; and New York, and New Jersey, in America, for the masting Her Majesty's Navy:"
Judges Report, for draining Lindsey Level.
Upon reading the Report of the Two Lord Chief Justices, in relation to the Petition of Henry Heron and others, claiming under the Right Honourable Robert Earl of Lindsey, as Participants of Lindsey Levell, in the County of Lincoln, to them referred; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for enabling the Petitioners quietly to drain the remaining Part of the said Level, and for other Purposes; and it appearing, that the Judges were of Opinion, the said Bill was of a Public Nature, and therefore not proper for them to proceed any further upon: