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, 7 Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Blackwood to enter into Recognizance for Porteous.
Upon reading the Petition of Andrew Porteous, in Deboig; praying, "That James Blackwood, of London, Merchant, may be allowed to enter into a Recognizance for the Petitioner, who hath an Appeal depending in this House; his Affairs requiring his being in Scotland, where his Residence is:"
It is Ordered, That the said James Blackwood be, and he is hereby, allowed to enter into a Recognizance for the Petitioner, as desired.
Message from H.C. with a Bill.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Morrice and others:
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Gerard Rorters;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Conference concerning the Course of Proceedings on Impeachments:
The House being informed, "That the Managers of the Conference for the House of Commons were come into the Painted Chamber:"
The Names of the Managers of the former Conference, appointed the Seventeenth of February last, were read.
And the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference
Which being ended, the House was resumed.
Report of it.
And the Lord Privy Seal reported, "That the Lords had been at the Conference; and communicated to the Commons the Resolution of this House of the Twentieth of February last, as ordered."
Mutiny, &c. Bill.
The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."
And, after some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.
And the Lord Lumley reported from the said Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."
Ireland's Petition transferred to Two other Judges.
Whereas, by Order of this House, on the Fifteenth of June last, the Petition of Thomas Ireland Esquire and Mary his Wife, and Elizabeth Ireland his Sister, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for Sale of an Estate in the Petition mentioned, was referred to Mr. Justice Prat and Mr. Baron Montague: The House being this Day moved, in regard the said Judges are gone the Circuit, "That the said Petition may be transferred to Two other Judges, who are in Town:"
It is thereupon Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and the same is hereby, transferred to Mr. Baron Bury and Mr. Justice Eyres, with the same Direction as to the Two other Judges abovementioned.
Roeters' Nat. Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Gerard Roeters."
Turner versus Smith et al.
Upon reading the Petition of John Turner Clerk, Rector and Vicar of the Parish Church of Coverham, in the Country of York, and Diocese of Chester; praying, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing his Appeal depending in this House; and that Sir Edward Northey and Mr. Fortescue, or such other Counsel as to this House shall seem meet, may be assigned the Petitioner, instead of Sir John Cheshire and Mr. Lechmere, who are both abroad, and, as the Petitioner is informed, will not return this Month:"
It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Wednesday the Twenty-first Day of this Instant March, at Eleven a Clock; and that Sir Edward Northey and Mr. Mead be, and are hereby, assigned Counsel for the Petitioner.
Guliker, Nat. Bill.
The Earl of Clarendon reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Naturalization of Frederick Guliker," was committed: That they had gone through the said Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, duodecimum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.