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, 23 Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Georgius Princeps Walliœ.
Message from H.C. with a Bill.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Bond and others:
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for prolonging the Time for Persons to take the Oaths, pursuant to the Act for the further Security of His Majesty's Person and Government; and the Succession of the Crown in the Heirs of the late Princess Sophia, being Protestants; and for extinguishing the Hopes of the pretended Prince of Wales, and his open and secret Abettors;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Commissioners Accompts, Bill:
The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to appoint a Commissioner, for taking, examining, and stating, the Debts due to the Army, in the room of Thomas Smith Esquire, deceased; and for continuing the former Act until the Tenth Day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixteen."
And, after some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.
And the Earl of Clarendon 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."
Ordered, That, in respect to the particular Nature of this Bill, and that the speedy passing thereof may be of Service to the Public, the same be now read the Third Time.
The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.
And the Question being 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 Sir Thomas Gery and Mr. Rogers:
To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.
Hancock, One of the Counsel in Turner's Appeal, reprimanded and discharged.
The House being informed, "That William Hancocke, One of the Counsel ordered on Wednesday last to be attached by the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, for having signed the Appeal of John Turner, then heard before this House, in Breach of their Lordships Standing Order, hath this Day rendered himself into the Custody of the said Gentleman Usher:"
The House thereupon gave Direction, he should be brought to the Bar, in order to his Discharge.
And the said William Hancocke, being accordingly brought to the Bar, and there, on his Knees, receiving a Reprimand from the Lord Chancellor for his said Offence, was discharged out of Custody (paying his Fees.)
Sunderland's Petition referred to Judges.
Upon reading the Petition of Peter Sunderland, of Ackton, in the County of York, Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for Sale of Part of his Estate, in the Petition mentioned, to satisfy Debts charged thereon; and for settling the Remainder thereof in the Manner in the Petition expressed:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of Mr. Baron Bury and Mr. Justice Eyres; who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties that may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.
The House was resumed.
His Majesty, being seated on His Royal Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended with His Officers of State; the Prince of Wales, in his Robes, sitting in his Place, on His Majesty's Right Hand; the Lords being also in their Robes; commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "It is his Majesty's Pleasure, that they attend Him immediately, in the House of Peers:"
Who being come, with their Speaker; the Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of the Bills to be passed, severally, as follows:
1. An Act for preventing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters.
2. An Act for appointing a Commissioner, for taking, examining, and stating, the Debts due to the Army, in the room of Thomas Smith Esquire, deceased; and for continuing the former Act until the Tenth Day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixteen."
To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, severally, in these Words; (videlicet,)
"Le Roy le veult."
3. An Act for vesting the Honour and Estate of John Duke of Atholl in James Murray Esquire, commonly called Lord James Murray, after the Death of the said Duke.
4. An Act for the Naturalization of Frederick Guliker."
"5. An Act for naturalizing Gerard Roeters."
To these Bills the Royal Assent was severally pronounced, in these Words; (videlicet,)
"Soit fait comme il est desiré."
Then His Majesty was pleased to retire; and the Commons withdrew.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.
The House was resumed.
White's Nat. Bill.
The Earl of Stamford reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Caspar White," was committed: "That they had gone through the said Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.
Report from Commissioners for building Churches.
The Lord Archbishop of Canterbury presented to the House, a Duplicate of the Report presented to His Majesty, by the Commissioners appointed by Letters Patents under the Great Seal of Great Britain, in Pursuance of an Act of Parliament passed in this present Session of Parliament, 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 St. Mary Woolnoth, in the said City of London:"
Together with an Account of the State of the said Churches.
And the Title thereof being read;
Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, vicesimum septimum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.