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 Jovis, 10 Maii.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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 Hook-Norton Warren, and Hooknorton Layes, in the same County."
Message to H. C. with it.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing a General Post-office for all Her Majesty's Dominions; and for settling a Weekly Sum, out of the Revenues thereof, for the Service of the War, and other Her Majesty's Occasions."
Hides, Parchment, &c. Duties on, Bill:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for laying certain Duties upon Hides and Skins, tanned, tawed, or dressed, and upon Vellum and Parchment, for the Term of Thirty-two Years, for prosecuting the War, and other Her Majesty's Occasions."
Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it, and the Postoffice Bill.
Message from thence, for a Conference on the Bill, for Preservation of Pine Trees in America:
To desire a Conference with this House, upon the Subject-matter of the Amendments made by this House to 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."
Officers of Customs in N. Britain, Establishment of, to be laid before the House.
Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Commissioners of the Treasury do cause to be laid before this House, on or before Saturday next, at Eleven a Clock, the Establishment of the Officers of the Customs in North Britain, with an Account of what Ports and Members of the Ports are assigned and appointed there.
Mine Adventurers Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Relief of the Creditors and Proprietors of the Company of Mine Adventurers, by establishing a Method for settling the Differences between the Company and their Creditors; and for uniting them, in order to an effectual working the Mines of the said Company."
Conference on the Bill for Preservation of Pine Trees in N. America:
And the Earl of Stamford reported, "That the Lords had attended the Conference; and that the Commons have agreed to all the Amendments made by this House to the aforementioned Bill, except to the Amendment in Pr. 1. Line 30th; to which they disagree, and gave their Reasons for it."
Lords do not insist on their Amendment to it:
Message to H. C. to acquaint them with it.
Buckley versus Littlebury.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Samuel Buckley, from a Decree made in the Lord Mayor of London's Court of Equity, the Seventeenth Day of April last past, on the Behalf of George Littlebury, Plaintiff in the said Court; whereby the Petitioner is to accompt for the Residue of the Testator Isaac Littlebury's Estate, after all Debts and Legacies paid and satisfied, and which is not particularly devised by the Will, as in the Petition, amongst other Things, is set forth; and praying, "That such Part of the said Decree may be reversed; and that the said George Littlebury may answer the Premises:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said George Littlebury may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and he is hereby required to put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Saturday the Nineteenth Day of this Instant May, at Eleven a Clock.