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, 9 Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of George Scott Esquire, in the County of Kent, for Payment of Debts."
Rigby & al. Bill:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing a Partition made between Edward Rigby Gentleman, the Honourable, Charles Egerton Esquire and the Honourable Elizabeth his Wife, and others, of several Manors and Hereditaments in the County of Essex, heretofore the Estate of the Right Honourable Anne late Countess of Oxford, deceased; and to enable Margaret, Anne, and Katherine Lennard, Infants, to make Partition of other Lands and Tenements, in the County of Hertford, and in London, other Part of the said Countess of Oxford's Estate."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill, with the Amendments, shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with an Amendment to it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Rogers and Mr. Hiccocks:
To return the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.
Howard versus E. of Stamford.
Upon reading the Petition of the Honourable Charles Howard Esquire and Henrietta his Wife; shewing, "That they are advised, that the Determination of an Appeal, brought into this House by the Right Honourable Thomas Earl of Stamford and Mary Countess of Stamford his Wife, materially concerns them in Interest; and praying, that they may be heard, by their Counsel, what they have to offer against the said Appeal:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners shall be heard, by their Counsel, as prayed in the Petition, when the said Appeal shall come on to be heard in this House.
Message from H. C. for Places to be
A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir William Strickland and others:
cleared in Westminster Hall.
To acquaint this House, that the Commons being informed that several Persons do come into the Place where the Lords do fit in Westm'r Hall, and from thence into the Places appointed for the Members of the House of Commons; they do desire that the Lords will order the said Place to be cleared of all Persons.
Then the Commons were called in; and told, "That the Lords will give Order, as desired."
L. Gormanston's Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of Anthony Lord Viscount Gormanston, for Payment of his Debts; and for securing a Jointure and Maintenance for Margaret Viscountess Gormanston, in Lieu of a Rent-charge payable to her out of the said Viscount's Estate."
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Friday the Four and Twentieth Day of this Instant March, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Farrer and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to Her Majesty new Duties of Excise, and upon several imported Commodities; and for establishing a Yearly Fund thereby, and by other Ways and Means, to raise Nine Hundred Thousand Pounds by Sale of Annuities, and (in Default thereof) by another Lottery, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ten;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Doctor Sacheverel's Trial.
The House adjourned into Westm'r Hall, to proceed in the Trial of Doctor Sacheverell.
Where being resumed;
Proclamation was made for keeping Silence, as also for the Prisoner's Appearance.
Then the Lord Chancellor acquainted the Managers for the House of Commons, "They might proceed to their Reply."
And several of them being heard;
The House adjourned to the House above.
And being resumed;
All the Judges to attend till the Trial is over.
Ordered, That all the Judges do attend this House till the Trial of Doctor Sacheverell be over, and all Debates thereupon.
Ordered, That this House will proceed further in the Trial of Doctor Henry Sacheverell To-morrow, at Ten a Clock, in Westm'r Hall.
Message to H. C. that the Lords will proceed in it.
And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, to acquaint them therewith.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, decimum diem instantis Martii, hora nona Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.