Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 20, 1714-1717. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Mercurii, 25 Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Sunderland, Leave for a Bill.
The Report of the Judges, to whom the Petition of Peter Sunderland Esquire, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to sell Part of his Estate, for Payment of his Debts, was referred, was (according to Order) read.
And Consideration had thereof:
It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Report.
Popping & al. to be brought to the Bar.
Whereas Yesterday was appointed, for Sarah Popping, and John Pemberton and Edmund Curll, Booksellers, to be brought to the Bar of this House, in order to be examined touching the printed Paper, intituled, "An Account of the Trial of the Earl of Winton," on account whereof the said Persons are now in Custody:
It is Ordered, That they be brought to the Bar of this House To-morrow Morning.
The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to indemnify such Persons who have acted in Defence of His Majesty's Person and Government, and for the Preservation of the public Peace of this Kingdom, in and about the Time of the late unnatural Rebellion, from vexatious Suits and Prosecutions."
And, after some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.
And the Earl of Clarendon reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."
Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time To-morrow.
Messages from H. C. with a Bill; and to return the Bill for the Prince of Wales to take the Oaths as Chancellor of Dublin.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Molyneux and others:
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable his Royal Highness George Prince of Wales to qualify himself in Great Britain for the legal Enjoyment of the Office of Chancellor of the University of Dublin, in the Kingdom of Ireland;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Strickland and others:
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to revive and continue an Act of the Eighth and Ninth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King William, for Repair of the Piers of Bridlington, alias Burlington, in the East Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, vicesimum sextum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.