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 Mercurii, 24 Junii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Message from H. C. to return the E. of Coventry's Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Pitts and others:
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising Five Thousand Pounds Portion, 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 Anne Coventry his Daughter at her Marriage, though the same should be before her Age of Eighteen Years;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.
Message from thence, with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Ferrier and others:
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for uniting and consolidating the Rectories, Advowsons, and Parishes, of Melton St. Maryes and Melton All Saints, in the Diocese of Norwich, in the County of Norfolk;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
D. of Ormond takes the Oaths.
This Day James Duke of Ormonde took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; his Grace having first delivered a Certificate of his receiving the Sacrament, to the Truth whereof Witnesses were sworn and examined.
Papers relating to the Trade of Africa.
The Lord Guilford, from the Commissioners of Trade and Plantations, presented to the House, pursuant to the Order Yesterday, several Papers relating to the Trade to Africa.
The Titles whereof were read, as follows:
"1707, February 3d, (A) Letter to the Earl of Sunderland, with a Representation upon the Petition of the Royal African Company.
170 8/9, January 27th, (B) A State of the Trade to Africa, presented to the House of Commons by the Council of Trade.
1709, December 19, (C) Answer to an Order of the House of Commons, relating to the Trade to Africa.
"17 10/11, February 1st, (D) Letter to the Duke of Queensberry, with a Representation relating to the Trade to Africa.
"1711, July 27th, (E) Letter to Mr. Secretary St. John, inclosing a Representation relating to the securing the Settlements on the Coast of Africa.
"17 11/12, March 15th, (F) Representation relating to the Settlement of the Trade to Africa.
"1710, December 12th, R. 94. Copy of the Petition of the several Planters and Inhabitants of Barbadoes; praying, that the Trade to Africa may be preserved, &c.
"January 5th, M. 5. Letter from Mr. Harris; enclosing the Copy of a Petition from the Planters, Merchants, and Inhabitants, at Jamaica, to the House of Commons, relating to the Trade to Africa.
"M. 56. Extract of a Letter from Major General Handasyd, Governor of Jamaica, to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated the 2d of June, 1711.
1711, Sept. 12. M. 57. Address from the Governor, Council, and Assembly of Jamaica, to Her Majesty, relating to the Benefit of an open and free Trade to Africa, &c.
M. 58. Some Considerations from the Council and Assembly of Jamaica, in relation to the Royal African Company's obtaining an exclusive Trade to Africa."
Message from H.C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Wrightson and others:
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Ease of Sheriffs, in the Execution of their Offices, and in passing their Accompts;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Elections in Scotland, Bill:
The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating the Elections of Members to serve in Parliament for that Part of Great Britain called Scotland."
And, after some Time spent therein, the House (fn. 1) was resumed.
And the Lord Delawar reported from the said Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereunto."
Which were read Twice, and agreed to.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating the Elections of Members to serve in Parliament for that Part of Great Britain called Scotland."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill, with the Amendments, shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Meller and Mr. Orlebar:
To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, with some Amendments, whereunto they desire their Concurrence.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, vicesimum quintum diem instantis Junii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.