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, 3 Julii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Queen's Answer to the Address about the Pretender's Residence.
The Lord Chancellor reported, "That the House did Yesterday present to Her Majesty their humble Address; and that Her Majesty was pleased to return the following most Gracious Answer:
"I take extreme kindly your Address; and the Thanks you give Me for what I have done for establishing the Protestant Succession.
"I shall repeat My Instances to have that Person removed, according as you desire in this Address.
"And I promise Myself, you will concur with Me, That, if we could cure our Animosities and Divisions at Home, it would be the most effectual Method to secure the Protestant Succession."
Queen to go to St. Paul's the Thanksgiving-day:
The Earl of Dartmouth, by Her Majesty's Command, acquainted the House, "That Her Majesty has appointed Tuesday the Seventh of this Instant July, to be observed as a Day of Public Thanksgiving to Almighty God, on the Occasion of the safe and honourable Peace concluded lately at Utrecht; and, for the greater Solemnity of that Day, Her Majesty will be pleased to go to St. Paul's Church, as has been accustomed in former Times in this Kingdom, to return Thanks to Almighty God for the Blessings of Peace, in which not only Her Majesty, but all Her Subjects are so highly concerned."
House to attend Her Majesty.
Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will attend Her Majesty to St. Paul's Church, on Tuesday next, being the Day appointed for a Public Thanksgiving.
The House being moved, "To make an humble Address to Her Majesty, in relation to Her most Gracious Answer, reported this Day, to the Address of this House presented to Her Majesty on Thursday last;" the following Address was ordered; (videlicet,)
Address on Her Majesty's Answer.
Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, to return the Thanks of this House to Her Majesty, for Her most Gracious Answer to their Address; and for the Assurances Her Majesty has been pleased to give us, of repeating Her Instances for removing the Pretender; and to express our Surprize, that such Instances have not had their full Effect, notwithstanding the French King and the King of Spain have shewed Their Compliance to Her Majesty's Desires on that Occasion: And to assure Her Majesty, that this House will stand by Her, and support Her in whatever Her Majesty shall judge proper, for obtaining a Demand, which is so warranted by the Laws of Nations, and so necessary for the Honour and Safety of Her Majesty, and for the present and future Peace and Quiet of her People."
Ordered, That the said Address be presented to Her Majesty by the Lords with White Staves.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Campion and others:
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising the Militia for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirteen, although the Month's Pay formerly advanced, be not re-paid;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Hodie 1a & 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising the Militia for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirteen, although the Month's Pay formerly advanced be not re-paid."
Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Commitee of the whole House, To-morrow, the First Business.
Message from H. C. to return Booth's Bill, with Amendments.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Cholmondeley and others:
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable William Booth Gentleman to sell certain Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Chester, for Payment of the Debts of his Brother, with whom, and for which, he stands bound; and for applying the Surplus (if any) of the Money raised for such Purpose, towards Payment of their own proper Debts;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with One Amendment, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
Then the said Amendment was read, and agreed to.
Message to H. C. that the Lords agree to them.
And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Lovibond, to acquaint them therewith.
St. Paul's Church prepared for the Lords.
The House being informed, "That Sir Christopher Wren, Her Majesty's Surveyor of the Works, attended;" he was called in, and acquainted the House, That, in the same Manner as heretofore, all Things were prepared and ready at St. Paul's Church, for the Reception of this House."
Magistrates, Elgin, versus Procurator of the Church of Scotland.
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of George Innes Provost, and Kenneth M'kenzie, Alexander Falconer, and James Charles, Bailiffs of the Borough of Elgin, in North Britain, and James Russell Beadle or Sexton, from several Interlocutory Orders, or Sentences, of the Lords of Session, of the Twenty-fourth of July and Sixteenth of December last; and the Orders, Sentences, or Decrees, of the Lords of Justiciary, of the Ninth of February and Second of March last, founded thereon, made on the Behalf of the Plaintiffs and Prosecutors in this Cause; praying the Reversal of the said Orders, Sentences, or Decrees: As also upon the Answer of John Dundass Esquire Procurator for the Church of Scotland, and Sir James Stewart Baronet One of Her Majesty's Solicitors for Scotland, for Her Majesty's Interest; and due Consideration of what was offered thereupon:
It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the several Interlocutory Orders, or Sentences, of the Twenty-fourth of July and Sixteenth of December last, and other subsequent Orders, complained of in the said Appeal, shall be, and they are hereby, reversed: And it is further Ordered and Adjudged, That the said Appellants be quieted in the Possession of the little Church in Elgin, it being no Part of the Parish Church; and that the said Respondents do re-pay to the said Appellants the Costs and Fine adjudged by the said Lords of Justiciary to the said Respondents.
Soldiers, Sailors, &c. to exercise Trades, and Officers to accompt, Bill:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable such Officers and Soldiers as have been in Her Majesty's Service during the late War to exercise Trades; and for Officers to accompt with their Soldiers."
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. Holford and Mr. Lovibond:
To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, with some Amendments, whereunto their Lordships desire their Concurrence.
Northern Borders, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Acts therein mentioned, for preventing Theft and Rapine upon the Northern Borders of England."
Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, To-morrow.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, quartum diem instantis Julii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.