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 Martis, 17 Aprilis.
Prince of Wales to take the Oaths as Chancellor of Dublin, Bill:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable his Royal Highness George Prince of Wales to qualify himself in Great Britain for the legal Enjoyment of the Office of Chancellor of the University of Dublin, in the Kingdom of Ireland."
Message to H. C. with it.
Septennial Parliaments, Bill.
The Lord Delawar (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Time of Continuance of Parliaments appointed by an Act made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of King William and Queen Mary, intituled, An Act for the frequent meeting and calling of Parliaments," was committed, the Amendment made by the Committee to the said Bill.
Message to H. C. with a Bill.
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual and exemplary Punishment of such Persons as shall seduce Soldiers to desert; or who, being Papists, shall enlist themselves in His Majesty's Service, in Great Britain or Ireland, or in the Island of Jersey or Guernsey;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to indemnify such Persons who have acted in Defence of His Majesty's Person and Government, and for the Preservation of the public Peace of this Kingdom, in and about the Time of the late unnatural Rebellion, from vexatious Suits and Prosecutions."
Trials for Treason, &c. Bill.
The Earl of Abingdon presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to all Persons the Benefit of an Act made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of the late King William, intituled, An Act for regulating of Trials in Cases of Treason and Misprision of Treason, who shall be proceeded against in Parliament, for any the Crimes of Treason and Misprision of Treason in the said Act mentioned."
Popping, &c. to be brought to the Bar.
A Petition of Sarah Popping, in Custody of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, for printing and publishing a Paper, intituled, "An Account of the Tryal of the Earl of Winton," was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, "That, she being ill at the Time the said Paper came to her House, her Sister, who is not acquainted with such Things, had published it before the Petitioner knew any Thing of it;" and praying, "in regard they have fully declared all they know about the Booksellers concerned in it, that the Petitioner may be discharged without Fees; her Condition and the Profits she has by Publication not being able to bear it."
E. Clanricard versus Burke.
E. Burlington's Bill:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Richard Earl of Burlington and Cork to take in England the Oath of Office of High Treasurer of Ireland, and to qualify himself here in England for the legal Enjoyment of the said Office."