Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 20, 1714-1717. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
This free content was digitised by double rekeying. All rights reserved.
DIE Mercurii, 18 Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Georgius Princeps Walliœ.
Trafford & Ux. versus Ashton:
A Petition and Appeal of Humphrey Trafford Junior, and Anne his Wife, was presented to the House, and read; complaining of Part of a Decree of the Court of Chancery, made the Seventh Day of July in the Ninth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty, in certain Causes, wherein the Appellants were Plaintiffs, and Sir Ralph Asheton and others Defendants; & è contra; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:"
Appeal rejected, not being brought in Time.
Ordered, That the said Appeal be rejected; the same not being brought within the Time limited by the Standing Order of this House; but without Prejudice to its being hereafter received.
Septennial Parliaments, Bill:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Protest against it:
"Bristol. Abingdon. Willoughby De Broke.
Message to H. C. with the Bill.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Justice Tracy and Mr. Justice Dormer:
To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Cochineal Importation, Bill.
Whereas this Day was appointed, for the House to be put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the free Importation of Cochineal, during the Time therein limited;" and for the Commissioners of the Customs to attend; and likewise for such Merchants and Clothiers, as shall think themselves concerned therein, to be heard:
It is Ordered, That this House shall be put into a Committee on the said Bill, To-morrow; and that the Commissioners of the Customs do then attend; and that such Merchants and Clothiers may be heard before the said Committee.
Popping, &c. to be brought to the Bar.
Whereas this Day was appointed, for S. Popping, and John Pemberton and Edmund Curll, Booksellers, in Custody of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, to be brought to the Bar of this House:
It is Ordered, That the said S. Popping, John Pemberton, and Edm'd Curll, be brought to the Bar of this House, To-morrow.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, decimum nonum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.