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, 9 Junii.
Roper versus Hewet et al.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Edward Roper Esquire, Cousin and Heir of John Roper Esquire, deceased, from a Decree made in the Court of Chancery, the 25th Day of February last; praying "the Reversal of the said Decree; and that Robert Hewet, Daniel Hickman, William Constable, Thomas Radcliffe, Richard Snow, William Plowden, Robert Cotton, John Proby, Elizabeth Walden, Hester Walden, Mary Fletcher, and Charles Mannors, may answer the said Appeal:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Robert Hewet, Daniel Hickman, and the other Parties abovementioned, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and are hereby required to put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 23d Day of this Instant June, at Eleven a Clock.
Election in Scotland, Bill.
Stewart et al. versus Harkness.
The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Causes depending in this House, wherein Walter Stewart is Appellant, and John Harkness Respondent; and Thomas Pillans is Appellant, and the said John Harkness Respondent:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Causes, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Saturday the 20th Day of this Instant June, at Eleven a Clock.
Shoreditch to Enfield, Highways, Bill:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Highway, or Road, from the Stones-end, in the Parish of St. Leonard Shoreditch, in the County of Midd'x, to the furthermost Part of the Northern Road, in the Parish of Endfield, in the same County, next to the Parish of Cheshunt, in the County of Hertford."
Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.
Ellins' Bill rejected.
The Lord Delawar reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to give Leave to William Ellins to surrender himself to Commissioners of Bankrupts, for the Benefit of his Creditors," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill; and do conceive that it is of a very extraordinary Nature, being an Indemnity to a Person who admits himself to be guilty of Felony, as a fraudulent Bankrupt; and therefore did not think fit to proceed in the Bill, without the Directions of the House."
Trade between England and France to be considered.
The Order being read, for taking into Consideration how the Trade between England and France stood at the Time of the Revolution, in the Year 1688; how it stood at the making of the Peace at Ryswick, and from thence to the Declaration of the late War; and how it will stand by the Treaty now made, if the same should take Place.
Message from H. C. with a Bill:
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing the Trade to Africa free and open to all Her Majesty's Subjects of Great Britain and the Plantations;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.