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, 17 Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for laying several Duties upon all Soap and Paper made in Great Britain, or imported into the same; and upon chequered and striped Linens imported; and upon certain Silks, Callicoes, Linens, and Stuffs, printed, painted, or stained; and upon several Kinds of stamped Vellum, Parchment, and Paper; and upon certain printed Papers, Pamphlets, and Advertisements, for raising the Sum of Eighteen Hundred Thousand Pounds, by Way of a Lottery, towards Her Majesty's Supply; and for licensing an additional Number of Hackney Chairs; and for charging certain Stocks of Cards and Dice; and for better securing Her Majesty's Duties, to arise in the Office for the Stamp Duties, by Licenses for Marriages, and otherwise; and for Relief of Persons who have not claimed their Lottery Tickets in due Time, or have lost Exchequer Bills or Lottery Tickets; and for borrowing Money upon Stock (Part of the Capital of the South Sea Company) for the Use of the Public.
After reading the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Walter Chetwynd Gentleman and Barbara his Wife, and her Mother; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Trustees the Real Estate of Barbara sole Daughter and Heir of John Goring, late of the City of Litchfield, Esquire, and now the Wife of Mr. Walter Chetwynd, for the Performance of Articles on her Marriage, notwithstanding her Minority."
Grants since the Revolution, for examining, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to appoint Commissioners, to examine the Value of all Lands, and other Interests, granted by the Crown, since the Thirteenth Day of February One Thousand Six Hundred Eighty-eight, and upon what Consideration such Grants were made."
Then, it being moved, "That the Bill be read a Second Time;"
And Debate thereupon:
The Question was put, "Whether the said Bill shall be read a Second Time?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Monday next, at One a Clock; and the Lords to be summoned.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, decimum nonum diem instantis Maii, hora duodecima, Dominis sic decernentibus.