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 Martis, 20 Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Conveyrs and others:
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue the Acts for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and false Musters, and for the better Payment of the Army and Quarters; and for approving of Medicines for the Army;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Mutiny and Desertion Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Acts for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and false Musters, and for the better Payment of the Army and Quarters; and for approving of Medicines for the Army."
The Earl of Clarendon reported from the Lords Committees, to whom was referred the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting of certain Lands, in the Parish of Woodchurch, in the County of Kent, formerly purchased by Winefrid Bridger and Lawrence Bridger, in certain Trustees, to be sold, for the raising Money, for the Purposes therein mentioned: That they had considered the said Bill; and think it fit to pass, with several Amendments."
Which, being read Twice, were agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with the said Amendments.
Regulation of Buildings in London and Westminster, Board of Works to give an Account of their Progress concerning.
Whereas, by an Order of the Thirteenth of April One Thousand Seven Hundred and Nine, the Officers of Her Majesty's Works were required to prepare a Bill, to be brought into this House, for the better regulating the Manner of building, in the Cities of London and Westminster, and their Liberties, in relation to the beautifying the Streets, and the better paving and keeping in Repair the paving of the Streets of the said Cities and Liberties: And it being this Day moved, "That an Account be laid before the House of what hath been done pursuant thereunto:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Officers of Her Majesty's Works do forthwith lay before this House an Account, in Writing, of what they have done pursuant to the said Order.
Robinson, Leave for a Bill.
After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Susanna Robinson, Wife of Sir Henry Robinson, a Lunatick, and John and Susanna, their Son and Daughter; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the Petition.
Lindsey Level Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing an Agreement made between the Right Honourable Robert late Earl of Lindsey and the Commissioners of Sewers; and for confirming the Decrees made by the Commissioners of Sewers, concerning the draining of Lindsey Levell, in the County of Lincoln."
Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Tuesday the Tenth Day of April next at Eleven a Clock.
Harris to enter into a Recognizance for Sir Lyon Pilkington.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Lyon Pilkington Baronet; praying, "That Samuel Harris, One of the Sworn Clerks of the Court of Chancery, may be allowed to enter into a Recognizance for him on his Appeal; he being indisposed, and living in Yorkshire:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Samuel Harris may enter into a Recognizance for the said Sir Lyon Pilkington, as desired.
Durham versus Lundine.
Upon Consideration of what was offered, by Counsel, Yesterday, upon the Petition and Appeal of James Durham, of Largo, in North Britain, complaining of a Decree or Sentence of the Lords of Council and Session in Scotland, pronounced the Third Day of June One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eight, and a Re-hearing thereof in July following; whereby they have affirmed the Prolongations granted by the Commissioners for Plantation of Churches, to Robert Lundine of Lundine, Alexander Watson of Aithernie, Andrew Lundine of Straitherlie, and John Lundine of Baldaster, of their respective Tithes, within the Parish of Largo; and praying the Reversal of the said Sentence and Decree: As also upon the Answer of the said Robert Lundine put in thereunto:
It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, that the Decree or Sentence complained of in the said Appeal, made in the Year One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-eight, by the Commissioners for the Plantation of Churches, for Prolongation of the Leases therein mentioned, for Six Nineteen Years, and the Decree or Sentence made in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eight, by the Lords of the Council and Session in North Britain, in Affirmance of the former Decree or Sentence, as to the Prolongation of the said Leases, shall be, and is hereby, reversed, so far as the same relates to the Prolongation of the said Leases, except only as to the First Nineteen Years of the Six Nineteen Years.
Wood, alias Webb's, Bill.
Ordered, That the Lords Committees to whom Wood, alias Webb's, Bill stands committed, do meet on Thursday next, at Nine a Clock.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, vicesimum secundum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.