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, 9 Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
E. Coventry's Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising Five Thousand Pounds Portion, together with Maintenance-money, out of several Lands in Midd'x and Warwickshire charged therewith (being the Estate of the Right Honourable Gilbert Earl of Coventry); and for paying the same to the Lady Anne Coventry his Daughter, at her Marriage, though the same should be before her Age of Eighteen Years."
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Monday the Twenty-fifth Day of this Instant May, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
E. Nottingham & al. Marq. of Halifax's Executors, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Sale of the Reversion and Inheritance of the Manor of Morley, in the County of York, together with a Term of Five Hundred Years therein, decreed to be sold, for Payment of Debts; and also for exchanging a Fee-farm Rent of the Coheirs of William late Marquis of Halifax, issuing out of Part of Lessield Forest, in Rutlandshire, for a Fee-farm Rent of Daniel Earl of Nottingham, issuing out of Hertingfordbury Park, in Hertfordshire; and for settling the same to such Uses as the said Fee-farm Rent in Rutlandshire was settled."
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords Committees aforenamed; to meet at the same Time and Place.
Bill to enter into Recognizance for Pillans.
The House being moved, "That Andrew Bell, in Cornhill, London, Bookseller, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Thomas Pillans, who has an Appeal depending in this House, and is residing in Scotland:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Andrew Bell may enter into a Recognizance for the said Thomas Pillans, as desired.
Queen's Message, with Treaties of Peace, &c.
The Lord Viscount Bolingbroke acquainted the House, That he had a Message from Her Majesty, under
with France and Spain:
"Her Royal Sign Manual;" which he presented to the House.
And the same was read, by the Lord Chancellor, as follows:
"As it is the undoubted Prerogative of the Crown to make Peace and War, I have ratified the Treaties of Peace and Commerce with France, which had been signed by My Order; and have concluded a Treaty with Spain, which will be signed at Utrecht as soon as the Spanish Ministers are arrived there.
"I determined, from the first, on this extraordinary Occasion, to communicate these Treaties to My Parliament; and have, therefore, now ordered them to be laid before this House."
Then the Lord Viscount Bolingbroke, pursuant to the said Message, by Her Majesty's Command, presented to the House several Treaties, with a Lift thereof; (videlicet,)
1. "Copy of a Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Great Britain and France."
2. "Copy of a Treaty of Commerce and Navigation between Great Britain and France."
3. "Copy of an Act, declaring the Particulars referred by the 9th Article of the Treaty of Commerce and Navigation between Great Britain and France, to the Discussion of Commissioners."
4. "Copy of an Act, explaining the general Terms of the Ninth Article of the Treaty of Commerce and Navigation between Great Britain and France, relating to the Four Species excepted out of the Tariff of 1664."
5. "Copy of a Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Great Britain and Spain."
And Translations of the several Treaties and Acts aforementioned.
And the Translation of the Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Great Britain and France, were read.
Ordered, That the Residue of the said Treaties and Acts be read on Monday, at Eleven a Clock.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Lunæ, undecimum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.