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, 24 Junii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Message from H. C. to return the Bill to prevent the Growth of Schism;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer and others:
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent the Growth of Schism, and for the further Security of the Church of England as by Law established;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.
and Dupree's Nat. Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Chapman and others:
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Samuel Dupree;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for relieving William Paterson Esquire, out of the Equivalent-money, for what is due to him."
Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Saturday next.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower the Lord High Treasurer of Great Britain, or Commissioners of the Treasury, for the Time being, to compound with Thomas Edwin, of London, Merchant, for such Debts as he stands bound for, as Surety for Thomas Coleman Tobacco Merchant."
Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Monday next.
L. Vise. Massereen's Bill.
The Lord Delawar reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming a Settlement made on the Marriage of the now Lord Viscount Massereene; and for better securing the Jointure of his Lady, and of Rachel Viscountess Dowager Massereene; and for vesting in Trustees certain Lands and Tithes in Ireland, to be sold, for the Purposes therein mentioned," was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and found the Allegations thereof to be true; and that the Consent of all the Parties concerned, under their Hands, subscribed before Three Witnesses, was produced before their Lordships, of which only One of the said Witnesses was present; who, upon Oath, attested the Truth of the said Subscription; and that the Committee had made some Amendments to the Bill."
Which were read Twice, and agreed to.
Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.
Message from H. C. to return the Royston and Wansford Highways Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Mathew Dudley and others:
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual amending the Highways, leading from Royston, in the County of Hertford, to Wandsford Bridge, in the County of Huntingdon;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.
Lawns, Canvas, &c. Bill.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain a Clause in an Act of Parliament of the Tenth Year of Her Majesty's Reign, for laying several Duties upon all Soap and Paper made in Great Britain, or imported into the same; and upon chequered and striped Linens imported; and upon certain Silks, Callicoes, Linens, and Stuffs, printed, painted, or stained; and upon several Kinds of stamped Vellum, Parchment, and Paper; and upon certain printed Pamphlets and Advertisements; for raising the Sum of Eighteen Hundred Thousand Pounds, by Way of a Lottery; and for other Purposes in the said Act mentioned; so far as the said Act relates to Lawns, Canvas, Buckrams, Barras, and Silesia Neckcloths."
And, after some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.
And the Lord Guilford reported from the said Committee, "That they had made some Progress in the Bill; and directed him to move for Leave to sit again."
Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee again, to consider further of the said Bill, on Tuesday next.
Acts for preventing Dangers from Recusants; and for settling Presentations of Papists, Bill to render more effectual.
Memorandum, before the House was put into a Committee upon this Bill, it was ordered, that they be empowered to receive a Clause for vesting in the Lords of Justiciary the like Power as was in the Privy Council in Scotland, against Jesuits, Priests, and Papists.
The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for rendering more effectual an Act made in the Third Year of the Reign of King James the First, intituled, An Act to prevent and avoid Dangers which may grow by Popish Recusants;" and also of one other Act, made in the First Year of the Reign of Their late Majesties King William and Queen Mary, intituled, "An Act to vest in the Two Universities the Presentations of Benefices belonging to Papists."
And, after some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.
And the Lord Bishop of Bristol reported from the said Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; which he was ready to report, when the House should please to receive the same."
Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow, at Twelve a Clock.
Queen's Bounty to poor Clergy, Bill.
Ordered, That on Tuesday next this House shall be put into a Committee, to take into further Consideration the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the making more effectual Her Majesty's gracious Intentions, for the Augmentation of the Maintenance of the poor Clergy;" and that some of the Barons of the Court of Exchequer do then attend the said Committee.
Address relating to the Pretender; and for the Laws to be put in Execution against Recusants and Nonjurors, Committee to draw.
Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, "To return Her Majesty the Thanks of this House, for Her Majesty's issuing Her Royal Proclamation, thereby promising a Reward to any Person who should apprehend the Pretender, whenever he should land, or attempt to land, in Great Britain or Ireland, or any other of Her Majesty's Dominions: And most earnestly to entreat Her Majesty, that She will be graciously pleased to renew Her Alliances with all Princes and States in Alliance with Her; and that She will be also pleased to invite the Emperor, the King of Prussia, and such other of Her Allies as She shall think fit, to enter into the Guaranty of the Protestant Succession in the House of Hanover; and that She will give immediate and strict Orders to all proper Officers and Magistrates, for putting the Laws into an immediate Execution, against all Popish Recusants and Nonjurors; and that She will command all such Officers and Magistrates to return an Account to Her Majesty, in Council, of what they shall have done in Obedience to Her Orders; and that Her Majesty will be also graciously pleased to order an Account thereof to be laid before this House, in the next Session of Parliament."
Then the Lords following were appointed a Committee, to draw an Address pursuant thereunto; and report to the House; (videlicet,)
Their Lordships, or any Seven of them; to meet presently, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Ordered, That it be an Instruction to the said Committee, that they do insert a Clause in the said Address, humbly to entreat Her Majesty to issue Her Royal Proclamation, thereby promising a Reward to any Person who shall apprehend any of Her Majesty's Subjects, who have listed, or procured any of Her Majesty's Subjects to be listed, within this Kingdom or Ireland, to serve the Pretender.
Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure; and the Lords withdrew, to prepare the Address.
After some Time, the House was resumed.
And the Earl of Nottingham reported from the said Committee, an Address drawn by them.
Which was read by the Clerk entire; and afterwards read, and agreed to, Paragraph by Paragraph, with some Amendments; and is as follows:
"Most Gracious Sovereign,
"We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, in a just Sense and Acknowledgement of Your Majesty's Goodness, return our most humble Thanks, for the Proclamation which Your Majesty, at the Request of this House, has been graciously pleased to issue, for apprehending the Pretender, in case he shall land, or attempt to land, in any of Your Majesty's Dominions.
"And, since Your Majesty's Instances for removing the Pretender from Lorrain have hitherto been ineffectual, we take this Occasion to repeat our humble Request and Advice to Your Majesty, to endeavour, in the most proper and speediest Manner, not only to renew the Alliances which Your Majesty had with the Princes of Europe; but also to invite them, and particularly the Emperor and the King of Prussia, into the Guaranty of the Protestant Succession, as by Law established, in the most Serene House of Brunswick; and to desire them to join with Your Majesty, in pressing the Duke of Lorrain not to suffer the Pretender to remain in any Part of his Dominions.
"And since the Papists and Nonjurors are so insolent, as not only to support the Pretender's Claim to Your Royal Crown by their Writings and Discourses, but also traiterously to inlist Men into his Service, and send them to France; we most humbly beseech Your Majesty, to issue out Your Proclamation, promising a Reward to all such Persons as shall discover to any of Your Magistrates, and cause to be apprehended, any Person who hath already listed any Person, or hath been listed, in Great Britain or Ireland, into the Service of the Pretender, or that shall hereafter list any Person, or be listed, in Great Britain or Ireland, into the Service of the Pretender or of France, or that shall carry any such Persons Abroad.
"And we do further pray Your Majesty, to give Your Orders to all Your Majesty's Officers and Magistrates, to put the Laws in Execution against the Papists and Nonjurors, by taking from them their Horses and Arms, and confining them to their usual Habitations, in such Manner as by Law is directed; and that Your Majesty will be pleased to require an exact Account of their Proceedings therein to be transmitted by them respectively to Your Majesty in Council, and to direct the same to be laid before this House at their next Meeting."
Ordered, That the said Address be presented to Her Majesty by the Lords with White Staves.
Enlisting Soldiers without Authority, to prevent, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent the listing Her Majesty's Subjects to serve as Soldiers, without Her Majesty's Authority."
Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time To-morrow.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, vicesimum quintum diem instantis Junii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.