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, 20 Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Messages from H. C. to return Patrick's Bill; and Gomeldon's Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Levinz and others:
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Manor of Dalham, and other Manors and Hereditaments, in the County of Suffolk, and elsewhere, late the Estate of Simon Patrick Clerk, deceased, for the several Purposes therein mentioned;" 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. Carter and others:
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Manors of North Court and Boynton, in the Parish of Swingfield, in the County of Kent, Part of the Estate of Richard Gomeldon Esquire, for discharging Incumbrances;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.
The House was (according to Order) adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, 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, Calicoes, 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."
And, after some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.
And the Lord Delawar reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the said Bill, without any Amendment.
Grants made since the Revolution, for examining, Bill, rejected.
Hodie 3a 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 and Eighty-eight, and upon what Consideration such Grants were made."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill, with the Amendment, shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Negative.
L. Say & Seal versus Lloyd, in Error.
Whereas To-morrow is appointed, for hearing the Errors argued upon the Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein the Lord Viscount Say & Seal is Plaintiff, and Henry Lloyd Gentleman Defendant:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the Errors argued in this Case, on Saturday next, at Eleven a Clock.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, vicesimum secundum diem instantis Maii, hora duodecima, Dominis sic decernentibus.