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, 25 Martii.
The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and false Musters; and for the better Payment of the Army and Quarters."
Message to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to it.
Mixed Broad Cloth Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for regulating, improving, and encouraging, the Woollen Manufacture of mixed or medley Broad Cloth; and for the better Payment of the Poor employed therein."
Kilburn and Sparrows Herne, Highways, Bill.
Minehead Harbour, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for prolonging the Term for Payment of certain Duties granted by an Act made in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Years of His late Majesty King William, intituled, An Act for recovering, securing, and keeping in Repair, the Harbour of Minehead, for the Benefit and Support of the Navigation and Trade of this Kingdom."
The Duke of Beaufort reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Honourable Algernon Grevile Esquire to make a Settlement of his Estates, in the several Counties of York and Warwick, pursuant to Agreements made by him on his Marriage with the Honourable Mary Somerset his now Wife, was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, perused the Deeds referred to therein, and made several Amendments thereunto."
The Earl of Winchilsea reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling Edward Southwell Esquire to grant certain Houses and Lands, in the County of Gloucester, to Joshua Franklyn, of Bristol, Merchant, for a Term of Years, in order to the better Improvement thereof, and of other adjacent Lands of the said Edward Southwell, was committed: That they had considered the said Bill; and think it fit to pass, with Two Amendments."
Van Homrigh's Bill.
The Lord Carteret reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate, late of Bartholomew Van Homrigh Esquire, deceased, lying in the Kingdom of Ireland, in Trustees, to be sold, was committed: That they had considered the same; and that the Parties concerned therein had given their Consents thereunto; and that the Committee had made several Amendments to the Bill."
Message from H. C. to return the D. of Bedford's Bill.
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Trustees, during the Minority of Wriothesley Duke of Bedford and of the Lord John Russell his Brother, to grant Leases of the Estate of the said Duke, and Setts for getting Copper and other Ore and Minerals therein; and for rendering valid and effectual several such Grants and Setts already made;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.
Bills passed by Commission.
Then Five of the Lords Commissioners (in their Robes) being seated on a Form, placed between the Throne and the Woolsack; the Lord Keeper in the Middle; and the Lord Treasurer and Duke of Ormonde on his Right Hand; and the Lord Chamberlain and Lord Steward on his Left; commanded the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to go to the House of Commons, and let them know, "The Commissioners desire their Attendance presently, in the House of Peers, to hear the Commission read."
"Her Majesty, not thinking fit to be present in Her own Person here at this Time, has been pleased to order a Commission to be issued, under Her Great Seal, by which She hath given Her Royal Assent to several Bills mentioned in the said Commission, which have passed both Houses of Parliament; and Her Majesty hath thereby commanded us, in Her Name, to declare and notify Her Royal Assent to the said several Bills in this House, in the Presence of you the Lords and Commons assembled for that Purpose: Which Commission you will hear read."
"Anne, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, Queen, Defender of the Faith, &c. To Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our Trusty and Well-beloved the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Boroughs, of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting. Whereas We have seen, and perfectly understood, divers and sundry Acts, agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and the Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you, as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue; (that is to say,) "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and false Musters, and for the better Payment of the Army and Quarters:" "An Act for making the Exemplification of the Settlement made upon the Marriage of James Lord Annesley with the Lady Elizabeth Manners, under the Great Seal of Great Britain, Evidence on Hearings in Equity and Trials at Law:" "An Act to enable Trustees, during the Minority of Wriothesley Duke of Bedford, and of the Lord John Russell his Brother, to grant Leases of the Estate of the said Duke, and Setts for getting Copper and other Ore and Minerals therein; and for rendering valid and effectual several such Grants or Setts already made:" And albeit the said Acts by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled are fully agreed and consented unto; yet nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law, without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts: And forasmuch as, for divers great and urgent Causes and Considerations, We cannot conveniently at this present be Personally, in Our Royal Person, in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons; We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patents to be made, and have signed the same; and, by the same, do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions, therein contained; and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; willing, that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence, and Provision, therein contained, from henceforth, shall be of the same Strength, Force, and Effect, as if We had been Personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publicly, in the Presence of you all, assented to the same: And we do, by these Presents, declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern; commanding also, by these Presents, Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Simon Lord Harcourt Keeper of Our Great Seal of Great Britain to seal these Our Letters Patents with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; and also commanding the most Reverend Father in God and Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Thomas Lord Archbishop of Canterbury Primate of all England and Metropolitan, Our said Keeper of Our Great Seal of Great Britain, Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors Robert Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer Our High Treasurer of Great Britain, John Duke of the County of Buckingham and of Normanby President of Our Council, Charles Duke of Shrewsbury Chamberlain of Our Household, James Duke of Ormonde Captain General of Our Forces, John Earl Poulet Our Steward of Our Household, and William Earl of Dartmouth Our Principal Secretary, or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent, in Our Absence, in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament, there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts with such Terms and Words, in Our Name, as is requisite, and hath been accustomed for the same; and also to enrol these Our Letters Patents, and the said Acts, in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patents shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf: And finally, We do declare and will, that, after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, that then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted, good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament and Laws, to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing, or Things, to the contrary thereof, notwithstanding: In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patents.
"In Obedience to Her Majesty's Command, we do declare and notify to you, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Her Majesty has given Her Royal Assent to the several Acts mentioned in the Commission you have now heard read; and the Clerks are required to pass the same, in the usual Form and Words."
"2. An Act to enable Trustees, during the Minority of Wriothesly Duke of Bedford, and of the Lord John Russell his Brother, to grant Leases of the Estate of the said Duke, and Setts for getting Copper and other Ore and Minerals therein; and for rendering valid and effectual several such Grants or Setts already made."
"3. An Act for making the Exemplification of the Settlement made upon the Marriage of James Lord Annesley with the Lady Elizabeth Manners, under the Great Seal of Great Britain, Evidence on Hearings in Equity and Trials at Law."