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 Jovis, 28 Maii.
The Earl of Sussex reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Warwick and Bedford, (late the Estate of Sir Roger Burgoyne Baronet, deceased,) in Trustees, for divers Purposes therein mentioned," was committed: That they had considered the said Bill; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents thereunto; and that the Committee had directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."
Don versus Sir Alexander Don.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of James Don Esquire, from an Interlocutory Sentence, or Decree, of the Lords of Council and Session in North Britain, the Twentieth of January last, and a Re-hearing, wherein the said Lords did adhere to their former Interlocutor, made on the Behalf of Sir Alexander Don; praying the Reversal of the same:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Sir Alexander Don may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and he is hereby required to put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the Twentyfifth Day of June next, at Eleven a Clock.
James Don, Order for Writings.
"All which will be absolutely necessary to be produced upon the Hearing of this Cause, the same having been read in the Court below;" and praying, "That the said Sir Alexander may be ordered to put the said Writings into the Hands of the Clerk of the Parliaments, that the Petitioner's Counsel and Agents may have Recourse to them, the better to enable them to maintain the Justice of the Appellant's Pretensions:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Sir Alexander Donn do forthwith cause the Papers and Writings asorementioned to be delivered to the said Clerk, or his Deputy, in order that the Petitioner's Counsel and Agents may have Recourse to them; and that the same may be made Use of at the Hearing in this House.
E. Nottingham et al. Marquis of Halifax's Executors, Bill.
The Lord Carteret reported from the Lords Committees, to whom was referred the Bill, 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 Leffield Forrest, 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: That they had considered thereof, and the Parties concerned had given their Consents; and that the Committee had made several Amendments to the Bill."
E. Thomond's Bill.
The Earl of Clarendon reported from the Lords Committees, to whom was referred the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming several Grants in Fee-farm, made by Henry Earl of Thomond, by Virtue of, or since the passing, a former Act of Parliament; and for giving some Ease and Relief to the Purchasers under or since the said former Act: That they had considered of the said Bill, and made some Amendments thereunto."
E. Coventry's Bill.
The Earl of Yarmouth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom was referred the Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising Five Thousand Pounds Portion, together with Maintenance-money, out of several Lands in Middlesex and Warwickshire, charged therewith (being the Estate of the Right Honourable Gilbert Earl of Coventry); and for paying the same to the Lady Ann Coventry his Daughter, at her Marriage, though the same should be before her Age of Eighteen Years: That they had considered thereof; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents; and that the Committee had made several Amendments to the Bill."
The Earl of Clarendon reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling Henry Lee the Younger, alias Lee Warner, to make a Jointure upon his Marriage," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and made some Amendments thereunto."
Rachda'e and Boulton Inhabitants, for River Douglas, Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Rachdale, in the County of Lancaster; as also the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Boulton, in the same County; praying, "That the Bill depending in this House, for making the River Douglas, alias Asland, in the said County, navigable, may pass:"
Messages from H. C. with Bills;
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to Her Majesty Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirteen; and for making forth Duplicates of Lottery Tickets, lost, burnt, or destroyed; and for enlarging the Time for adjusting Claims in several Lottery Acts; and to punish the counterseiting or forging of Lottery Orders; and for explaining a late Act in relation to Stamp Duties on Customary Estates which pass by Deed and Copy;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making Enclosures of some Part of the Common Grounds in the West Riding of the County of York, for the endowing poor Vicarages and Chapelries, for the better Support of their Ministers;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for diverting the Crown of the Remainder in Fee Simple of and in the Manor and Advowson of Stourton, in the County of Wilts, and several Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, to the same Manor belonging, expectant on certain Estates Tail; and for vesting the same in certain other Persons, therein named, to the Intent the same may be barred, by proper Methods in Law, for the Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
and to return Charlton Parsonage house Bill.
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Exchange of the Parsonage-house at Charlton, in Kent, and Close thereto adjoining, in Lieu of another House and Lands there;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.
State of the Nation to be considered.
Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That on Monday next, at Twelve a Clock, this House will take into Consideration the State of the Nation; and all the Lords to be summoned; and the Causes removed, in Course.
Papers concerning Treaties of Commerce with France, and the Barrier Treaties, delivered.
The Lord Guilford, from the Commissioners of Trade and Plantations, presented to the House, pursuant to the Orders of the 19th and 20th Instant, several Papers, relating to a Treaty of Commerce with France, before the Treaty of Peace at Ryswick, and since the Year 1708; as also Papers relating to the Treaty in 1709, between Her Majesty and The States General, for securing the Succession of the Crown of Great Britain, and for settling a Barrier for the said States General, with
Lists thereof; (videlicet,)
" 169 6/7, January 4th. 1. A Letter from Mr. Tucker, by Order of Mr. Secretary Trumbull, to inquire about the Readiness of the Merchant Ships designed for Barbadoes, Jamaica, and The Leeward Islands; and to consider of Matters fit for a Treaty of Commerce between England and France.
"March 12th. 6. Letter from Mr. Sanson Secretary of the Custom-house, dated the 11th of March, 169 6/7 with an Abstract of the several Laws relating to the Trade with France, since the Book of Rates, Anno 1660.
"1709, May 18th. 1. A Letter from the Earl of Sunderland, of the 16th May, 1709, to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations; directing them to consider the several Treaties of Commerce with France.
"23d. 2. Copy of a Memorial from several Merchants concerned in the Tobacco Trade; proposing, that, by a Treaty with France, Tobacco may be allowed to be imported into that Kingdom, under an easy Duty, without Farm or Monopoly.
"6. Copy of a Letter from Mr. Spicer Mayor of Exeter, of the 28th of May, 1709; inclosing a Memorial from the Merchants of that City, relating to a Treaty of Commerce with France; and particularly the Customs received at Rouen since 1654.
"3d. 9. Copy of a Representation of the Mayor, Burgesses, and Inhabitants, of Lyme Regis; praying, "That, in a Treaty of Commerce with France, the Prohibition of English Manufactures may be taken off, and Satisfaction made for several Goods formerly seized in Britany."
"21st. 20. Letter from the Earl of Dartmouth; enclosing Two Memorials of the Merchants, trading to Turkey and Hudson's Bay; and desiring to know what is proper to be offered at a Treaty of Peace, in relation to those Trades.
"22. Petition of the Governor and Company of Adventurers of England trading into Hudson's Bay, to Her Majesty; praying, "That, at a Treaty of Peace, the French may be obliged to renounce all Right to the said Bay."
"19th. 24. Letter from the Commissioners of Trade to the Earl of Dartmouth, upon a Petition and Memorial of the Turkey Company; concerning what they desire may be done for them, at the ensuing Treaty of Peace.
"25. Letter from the Commissioners of Trade and Plantations to the Earl of Dartmouth, on the Petition of the Hudson's Bay Company; containing what they desire may be stipulated for them, at the ensuing Treaty of Peace.
"February 17th. 38. Memorial from the East India Company; representing, "That some Sorts of East India Goods are prohibited in France, and high Duties laid on others, to the great Loss of this Nation; and praying the favourable Interposition of the Commissioners for Trade in the enfuing Treaty of Commerce, that the English Merchants may be on the same Foot of Trade, touching East India Goods, as they were in the Beginning of the Reign of King Charles the Second."
"17 12/13;, February 20th. 40. Memorial from several Clothiers and others concerned in the Woollen Manufacture of this Kingdom; praying, "That, in the ensuing Treaty of Commerce with France, the Importation of our Woollen Manufactures thither may not be discouraged, or subjected to high Duties."
"41. Memorial from several Merchants and Dealers in Serges, Druggets, &c.; praying "the favourable Interposition of the Commissioners for Trade, that, in the present Treaty of Commerce with France, the said Commodities should not be prohibited, nor excessive Duties laid or continued on their Importation into that Kingdom."
"42. Letter from the Commissioners for Trade to the Earl of Dartmouth; with Two Memorials, from several Merchants and others concerned in the Woollen Manufacture of this Kingdom, for Her Majesty's Pleasure thereupon.
"24th. 43. Letter to the Commissioners of Trade, from the Earl of Dartmouth, of the 20th; in Answer to One writ his Lordship the 17th Instant, enclosing the Copy of a Memorial from the East India Company.
"44. Representation and Petition of the Company of Weavers of London, to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations; praying "Care may be taken of the English Silk and Woollen Manufactures, with regard to the Detriment they may receive from any Stipulation of a free Trade with France."
"17 12/13;, February 25th. 45. Letter from the Commissioners of Trade and Plantations, to the Earl of Dartmouth; with the Copy of a Memorial from the Company of Weavers of London, relating to the Silk and Woollen Manufactures.
"26th. 46. Letter from the Earl of Dartmouth, of the 24th of February, 1712, in Answer to One from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, to his Lordship, of the 20th of the same Month; with Two Memorials relating to the Woollen Manufactures.
"March 3d. 47. Letter from the Earl of Dartmouth, to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, of the 27th of February, 1712; in Answer to One from them, with the Petition of the Company of Weavers, London.
"17 12/13;, March 4th. 50. Letter from the Commissioners of Trade to the Earl of Dartmouth; with Two Memorials, one from Norwich, the other from Taunton, concerning the Woollen Manufacture, in relation to a Treaty of Commerce with France.
"1711, December 22d. (A.) Letter from the Commissioners of Trade to Mr. Secretary St. John, relating to the Duties exacted by the Dutch on the Manufactures of Great Britain going out of The Spanish Low Countries into the Towns of the new Conquests.
"17 12/13;, February 11th. C. Letter from the Commissioners of Trade, to the Lord Viscount Bolingbroke, in Answer to his Lordship's of the 4th of February, 17 12/13;, relating to Instructions for the Commissaries to be appointed, on Her Majesty's Part, for settling the Trade of The Netherlands.
Merchants Petition against the 8th and 9th Articles of the Treaty of Commerce with France.
A Petition of the Spanish, Italian, and Portugal Merchants, Exporters of the Woollen Manufactures and Product of Great Britain, and the Importers of the sundry Merchandizes of those Countries, for the Employment of the Poor, was presented to the House, and read; expressing their Apprehension, "That the 8th and 9th Articles of the Treaty of Commerce between Great Britain and France, should they be rendered effectual, may be greatly detrimental to the Petitioners, and the Commerce, Navigation, and Manufactures of this Kingdom; and praying, that they may be heard, by their Counsel, thereupon:"
Excommunication too frequent, to prevent, Bill.
Whereas this Day was appointed, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent the too frequent Denunciation of Excommunication, in the Exercise of Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction:"
River Douglas navigable, Bill.
DIE Veneris, 29 Maii.
Ds. Harcourt, Cancellarius.