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 Veneris, 9 Septembris.
E. Clarendon's Privilege:
The Keeper of The Poultry Compter attending (according to Order), with Peter Sunmans a menial Servant to the Earl of Clarendon; and John Williams a Serjeant of the said Compter, who arrested the said Sunmans, also attending:
They were called in; and the said Peter Sunmans was examined, upon Oath, at the Bar, touching this Matter; as was also Cæsar Gregory, another of the said Earl's Servants; and likewise the said John Williams.
And it appearing, that Joseph Ormston, William Rigglesworth an Attorney, and Richard Blake who keeps a Spunging-house, were concerned in arresting the said Peter Sunmans, and detaining him in Custody, during the Time of Privilege of Parliament:
Ormston et al. attached, for arresting Sunmans, his Servant:
It is therefore Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, his Deputy or Deputies, do forthwith attach the Bodies of the said Joseph Ormston, William Rigglesworth, and Richard Blake, and keep them in safe Custody until further Order of this House; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
Summans to be released; and Williams reprimanded.
South Sea Stock, increasing, Bill.
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Capital Stock and Yearly Fund of the South Sea Company; and for supplying thereby Eight Hundred Twenty-two Thousand Thirty-two Pounds, Four Shillings, and Eight Pence, to public Uses; and for raising One Hundred Sixty-nine Thousand Pounds, for the like Uses, by Sale of Annuities, upon divers Encouragements therein mentioned; and for appropriating several Supplies granted to His Majesty;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Princess of Wales's Bill:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty to settle a Revenue for Supporting the Dignity of her Royal Highness the Princess, in case she shall survive his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales."
Ministers, Fifty new Churches, Bill:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making Provision for the Ministers of the Fifty new Churches, which are to be built in and about the Cities of London and Westminster and Suburbs thereof; and for re-building and finishing the Parish Church of Saint Mary Woolnoth, in the said City of London."