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, 2 Junii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Delsey versus Sedgewick, in Error.
The Lord Chief Justice of Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench, in the usual Manner, brought up a Writ of Error, wherein
Adam Delsey is Plaintiff,
James Sedgwick Defendant.
Messages from H. C. to return Clerke's Bill, and Brideoak's Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Goulston and others:
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Sale of the Manor of Frognall, and other Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Kent, the Estate of George Clerk Esquire, for Payment of Debts; and settling an Estate, in the County of Leicester and City of London, to the same Uses as the Estate in Kent was settled;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Bracebridge and others:
To return 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 Bridcoake and others, claiming Common in Hook-norton Warren and Hook-norton Layes, in the same County;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.
Equivalent Accompts, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland to take, examine, and state, the Accompts of the Commissioners for the Equivalent-money."
Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Monday next; and all the Lords summoned, with Notice of the Occasion.
Fishery in The Thames, Bill:
Counsel were called in, and heard against the Bill relating to the Fishery in the River of Thames; as also Counsel for the Bill.
And being withdrawn;
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Preservation and Improvement of the Fishery within the River of Thames; and for regulating and governing the Company of Fishermen of the said River."
Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, presently.
Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee thereupon.
After some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.
And the Earl of Stamford reported, "That the Committee had gone through the said Bill; and think it fit to pass, without any Amendment."
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Preservation and Improvement of the Fishery within the River of Thames; and for regulating and governing the Company of Fishermen of the said River."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Legard and Mr. Dormer:
To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.
Queen's Answer, concerning Report about Records.
The Lord Treasurer acquainted the House, "That he had (according to Order) laid before Her Majesty the Report from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Method of keeping Records and Public Papers in Offices, and what may be proper to remedy what shall be found to be amiss; and that Her Majesty was pleased to say,
"She would give the necessary Orders, in relation to the Matters contained in the said Report."
Ordered, That the Papers mentioned in the said Report be delivered to the Lord Treasurer, or such as his Lordship shall appoint to receive the same.
Plate Standard, Bill:
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for altering the Standard of Plate."
Silversmiths, &c. to be heard against it.
Upon reading the Petition of several Artificers of wrought Plate, on Behalf of themselves and others of the Mystery; shewing, "That there is a Bill depending in this House, for altering the Standard of Plate, which (if passed), will, as they conceive, be of no Benefit, but a Loss, to the Public, and a great Detriment to the said Mystery; and praying to be heard, by their Counsel, before the Bill do pass."
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Bill shall be read a Second Time on Monday next; and that the Petitioners shall be heard, by their Counsel, what they have to offer in relation thereunto, before the same be read.
Paying Guards, in Spain, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for paying and clearing a Detachment of the Guards in Spain after the Battle of Almanza, between the Four and Twentieth Day of August and Four and Twentieth Day of October One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seven; and for supplying the Defect of the Muster Rolls of the said Detachment within that Time."
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, quartum diem instantis Junii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.