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 Veneris, 10 Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Address to Her Majesty's Speech.
The Duke of Beaufort reported from the Lords Committees, to whom it was referred to draw an Address to be presented to Her Majesty, "That they had drawn an Address accordingly, as follows; (videlicet,)
"Most Gracious Sovereign,
"We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, do, with the greatest Joy and Satisfaction, return our humble Thanks to Your Majesty, for Your most Gracious Speech from the Throne; and for communicating to Your Parliament, that a Peace is concluded; by which we hope, by the Blessing of God, that Your People will, in a few Years, recover themselves after so long and expensive a War: And also do congratulate Your Majesty upon the Success of Your Endeavours for a general Peace.
"We never had the least Doubt, but that Your Majesty, who is the great Support and Ornament of the Protestant Religion, would continue to take, as You have always done, the wisest Measures for securing the Protestant Succession; towards which, nothing can be more necessary, than the perfect Friendship there is between Your Majesty and the House of Hanover.
"And we humbly assure Your Majesty, that, as You express Your Dependance, next under God, upon the Duty and Affection of Your People, we think ourselves bound, by the strictest Ties of Religion, Loyalty, and Gratitude, to make all the dutiful Returns that can be paid by the most obedient Subjects to the most indulgent Sovereign."
Which Address, being read by the Clerk entire, was afterwards read, and agreed to, Paragraph by Paragraph.
Ordered, That the said Address be presented to Her Majesty by the whole House.
Ordered, That the Lords with White Staves do wait on Her Majesty, humbly to know Her Majesty's Pleasure, when She will be attended with the said Address.
Shee versus Lawless.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Richard Shee Esquire, against several Orders, or Decrees, made in Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer in Ireland, in certain Causes, wherein Thomas Lawless Gentleman was Plaintiff, and the Petitioner Defendant, et è contra; (videlicet,) the Orders of the Third of June One Thousand Seven Hundred and Nine, and Eighteenth of July One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twelve, and Sixteenth of February One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twelve, and Twenty-sixth of the same February; which, the Petitioner humbly conceives, are erroneous, and inconsistent with the Rules of Equity; and prays, "That the said Orders may be reversed, and the said Thomas Lawless answer the Petition; and that the Service of this Order upon the said Lawless's Attorney may be deemed good Service; and that all Proceedings on the said Orders may be stopped till further Order of this House:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Thomas Lawless may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and is hereby required to put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the Eighth Day of May next; and that the Service of this Order upon the said Lawless's Attorney, or Clerk in Court, shall be good Service, in order thereunto; and that all Proceedings upon the said Orders complained of in the Appeal shall be, and are hereby, stayed until further Order.
Ld. Ormstoun versus Hamilton.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Adam Cokburn Lord Ormstoun and Dame Anne his Wife, from several Decrees, Sentences, and Interlocutory Orders, of the Lords of Council and Session in Scotland, of the Fourth and the Twenty-third of July last, made on the Behalf of John Hamilton and his Guardian; praying, "That the said several Decrees, Sentences, and Interlocutory Orders, complained of in the said Appeal, may be reversed; and that the said John Hamilton and his Guardian may answer the said Appeal:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said John Hamilton and his Guardian may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and are hereby required to put in their Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the Eighth Day of May next, at Eleven a Clock.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure.
The House was resumed.
Queen to be attended with the Address.
The Lord Treasurer acquainted the House, "That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) waited on Her Majesty, to know when Her Majesty would please to be attended by this House, with their Address; and that Her Majesty had been pleased to appoint To-morrow, at Two a Clock, at Her Palace of St. James's."
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, undecimum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.