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 Jovis, 26 Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Lands and Tenements, of Peter Sunderland Esquire, in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of Debts charged thereon before the making of his Marriage Settlement, and by virtue thereof."
Burlington Piers, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, 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."
Proctor, Leave for a Bill.
After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges, to whom the Petition of Thomas Proctor Esquire and others, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for several Purposes in the Petition mentioned, was referred:
It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.
Popping and Pemberton discharged; and Curl to remain in Custody:
Sarah Popping a Publisher, and John Pemberton and Edmund Curll Booksellers, were (according to Order) brought to the Bar, and severally examined touching the printed Paper, intituled, "An Account of the Trial of the Earl of Winton."
As was also Elizabeth Cape examined upon Oath, in relation to the same Matter.
And, they being withdrawn, the following Orders were made:
"Ordered, That the said Sarah Popping and John Pemberton be forthwith discharged out of Custody, without paying any Fees; and that the said Edmund Curll be continued in the Custody he is now in."
Bridge, a Printer, to attend.
Ordered, That Daniel Bridge, a Printer, in Pater-noster Row, do attend this House To-morrow, to give an Account concerning the printing of the aforementioned Paper."
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Orlebar and Mr. Holford:
To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.
Bribery, &c. in Elections, to prevent, Bill.
The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee of the whole House on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual preventing the Abuses of Sheriffs and other Returning Officers, in not returning the Writs of Summons in due Time; and for preventing Bribery and Corruption in the Elections of Members to serve in Parliament:"
Ordered, That this House shall be put into a Committee of the whole House, on the said Bill, To-morrow Fortnight.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Veneris, vicesimum septimum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.