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 Sabbati 21 Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Queen's Answer to Address of both Houses, about the Emperor's Death, &c.:
The Lord Keeper reported, "That both Houses having, Yesterday in the Evening, attended Her Majesty with their Address; Her Majesty was pleased to give the following most Gracious Answer; (videlicet,)
"My Lords, and Gentlemen,
"I thank you very heartily for this Address. It is of great Importance that the World should know, that both Houses of Parliament do so unanimously approve the Measures I have taken on this Occasion of the Emperor's Death; which will very much encourage our Allies to continue united in the Common Cause."
Queen's Message, &c. to be printed.
Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Her Majesty's most Gracious Message, and the Address of both Houses of Parliament thereupon, and Her Majesty's most Gracious Answer to the said Address, shall be forthwith printed and published.
Messages from H. C. to return Sir R. Grosvenor's Bill; and Poynter's Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Shackerley and others:
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Trustees to perform the Marriage Articles of Sir Rich'd 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 sound Mind, and her Children of full Age, and all had joined in levying Fines;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, whereunto they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
Which Amendments were read Three Times, and agreed to; and Ordered, That the Commons have Notice thereof.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Goulston and others:
To return 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;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.
Gillet to be heard, against Brideoak's Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of Elizabeth Gillet Widow; praying to be heard, by Counsel, before the passing of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of Richard Brideoake Esquire, in the County of Oxon; and charging other Part thereof with Two Annuities, for Payment and Satisfaction of several Incumbrances affecting his whole Estate; and for confirming an Agreement made between the said Richard Brideoake and others, claiming Common in Hooknorton Warren and Hooknorton Layes, in the same County:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioner shall be heard, by her Counsel, before the Lords Committees to whom the said Bill stands committed, on Saturday the Fifth Day of May next, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon.
Portsmouth, &c. Highways, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Highways from Sheet-Bridge, in the Parish of Petersfield, to the Town of Portsmouth, in the County of Southampton."
Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Tuesday next, at Twelve a Clock.
Public Accompts, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the taking, examining, and stating, the Public Accompts of the Kingdom."
Attempt on a Privy Counsellor, Felony, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for make an Attempt on the Life of a Privy Counsellor, in the Execution of his Office, to be Felony, without Benefit of Clergy."
Gaming, to prevent, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing of excessive and deceitful Gaming."
Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Tuesday next, at One a Clock.
Frauds in Woollen, &c. Manufactures, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for reviving and continuing an Act made in the First Year of Her Majesty's Reign, for the more effectual preventing Abuses and Frauds of Persons employed in the working up the Woollen, Linen, Fustian, Cotton, and Iron Manufactures of this Kingdom."
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Martis, vicesimum quartum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.