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, 16 Novembris.
Oliver & al. versus Att. General, in Error.
Plunket versus Bp. of Dromore.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Dame Penelope Plunket, from a Decree or Order made in the Court of Chancery in Ireland, the Nineteenth Day of May One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eight, on the Behalf of Tobias Lord Bishop of Dromore in Ireland; and praying the Reversal of the said Decree or Order; and that the Lord Bishop of Dromore may answer to her Appeal:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Bishop of Dromore 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 Wednesday the Twenty-eighth Day of December next; and hereof he may not fail.
"We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, cannot conceal the Joy and Satisfaction which filled our Hearts, in seeing Your Majesty's Royal Person sitting upon Your Throne, after the great Misfortune which deprived us of Your Presence during the last Session of Parliament: Nor can we forbear to return our humble and hearty Thanks for Your most Gracious Speech; whereby it appears how readily Your Tenderness for Your People inclined Your Majesty to hearken to Proposals of Peace; how wisely and steadily You proceeded in the First Steps of the Treaty, and how justly You resented the Artifices and Insincerity of the Enemy, by the immediate and vigorous Prosecution of the War.
"The last Campaign was so very glorious, whether we consider the Strength of the Towns which were taken, or the Difficulty and Importance of the Victory which was obtained, that we beg Leave to congratulate Your Majesty upon the continued Success of Your Arms, and those of Your Allies, under Your General the Duke of Marlborough; whose Conduct is worthy of the chief Command in so just a War, and whose Valour is equal to the Bravery of Your Troops.
"And we beg Leave to assure Your Majesty, that this House will, to the utmost of their Power, support Your Majesty, to carry on the War, and improve the Advantages You have gained, till France is compelled to submit to the Terms of a safe and lasting Peace for us and all Your Allies."
Lords with White Staves to attend Her Majesty.
Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lords with White Staves do attend Her Majesty, humbly to know what Time Her Majesty will please to appoint, to be attended by this House, with their Address.
Thanks of the House to be given to D. of Marlborough.
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Thanks of this House be given to his Grace the Duke of Marlborough, for his continued and eminent Services to Her Majesty and the Public, during the last Campaign; and that the Lord Chancellor do give the same to his Grace, when he shall be in his Place in the House.