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 Sabbati, 21 Augusti.
D. Schonburgh takes the Oaths.
Lords Justices present, and Bills passed.
Then Thirteen of the Lords Justices (in their Robes) being seated on the Bench prepared for them between the Chair of State and the Woolsack; the Lord Chancellor in the Middle; and the Lord Archbishop of York, Lord President, Duke of Somerset, Earl of Greenwich Duke of Argyle, Earl of Pembroke, and Earl of Nottingham, on his Right Hand; and the Lord High Treasurer, Lord Privy Seal, Duke of Bolton, Duke of Kent, Earl of Anglesey, and Earl of Abingdon, on his Left; commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the Commons, "That it is the Lords Justices Pleasure, they attend immediately, in the House of Peers."
Who being come, with their Speaker; he, after a Speech, in relation to the Money Bills to be passed, delivered the same to the Clerk Assistant (in the Absence of the Clerk of the Parliaments); who brought them to the Table; where the Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those Bills, and the other Bill to be passed, severally, as follows:
"2. An Act for rectifying Mistakes in the Names of the Commissioners of the Land Tax for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fourteen; and for raising so much as is wanting, to make up the Sum of Fourteen Hundred Thousand Pounds, intended to be raised by a Lottery, for the Public Service, in the said Year."
"3. An Act to enable Persons now residing in Great Britain to take the Oaths, and do all other Acts, in Great Britain, requisite to qualify themselves to continue in their respective Places, Offices, and Employments, in Ireland."
Lords Justices Speech.
"We cannot but express our greatest Satisfaction, and, in His Majesty's Name, return you Thanks, for the convincing Proofs which you have given, in this Session, of your Duty and Affection to His Majesty, and of your Zeal for His Government.
"We must particularly thank you, Gentlemen of the House of Commons, for the Aids which you have granted to His Majesty, for the better Support of the Honour of the Crown; and for preventing any Disappointment in the Supplies given in the last Session for the Service of this Year. You may be assured, that the Unanimity, the Chearfulness, and the Dispatch, with which you have proceeded in granting these Aids, will render them yet more acceptable to His Majesty; and you may depend upon our making a faithful Representation thereof to Him.
The Houses directed to adjourn.
"All necessary Business being now happily concluded, it will be proper for us to put a speedy End to this Session. We think fit, at present, in His Majesty's Name, to desire you forthwith, respectively, to adjourn yourselves until Wednesday next."