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.
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:"
Message from H.C. with a Bill.
Conference concerning the Course of Proceedings on Impeachments:
Report of it.
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."
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.
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."