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, 4 Maii.
Stockton Parish Bill.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining and making more effectual an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, An Act for making the Chapelry of Stockton, in the County of Durham, a distinct Parish."
E. Dorset's Bill.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting several Manors, Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, late of Charles Earl of Dorset and Middlesex, whereof James late Duke of Ormond, at the Time of his Attainder, was seised, as surviving Trustee named in the Will of the said Earl, in new Trustees and their Heirs, upon the same Trusts."
Malt, &c. Bill:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for charging and continuing the Duties on Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixteen; and for compelling several Receivers to finish and clear their Accompts; and for making Duplicates of Exchequer Bills, Lottery Tickets, and Orders, lost, burnt, or destroyed; and for enlarging the Time for adjusting Claims to certain Benefit Tickets; and for allowing the Charge of executing the Lottery Act for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ten; and for recovering Monies of several Land Taxes, resting in the Hands of Collectors or Constables at St. Albans; and for preventing Frauds in the Duties upon Soap; and for limiting a Time for Persons who have certain Annuities for Life or Lives, to demand the Payment thereupon at the Exchequer; and for preventing Frauds in the Duties relating to printed and painted Paper, Callicoes, and other Things therein mentioned."
E. Marischall & al. Attainder, Bill:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Attainder of George Earl of Marischall, William Earl of Seaforth, James Earl of Southesque, James Earl of Panmuir, and others, of High Treason, unless they shall render themselves to Justice by a Day certain, therein limited."
Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the preceding Bills.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Thomas Proctor, of Rock, in the County of Northumberland, Esquire, to raise the Sum of Four Thousand Pounds out of his Estate, for Payment of his Debts, and making Provision for his Younger Children."
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Saturday the Nineteenth Day of this Instant May, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Soldiers Desertion, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."
Burk & al. versus Lynch.
Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Lynch Esquire, Respondent to the Appeal of Theobald Burk and others; praying, "In regard he lives in a remote Part of Ireland, One Hundred Miles from Dublin, that he may be allowed a Month's Time longer to answer the said Appeal:"
Hackney Coaches, &c. Bill.
Whereas this Day was appointed, for the House to be put into a Committee of the whole House upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating Hackney Coaches, Carts, Drays, Cars, and Waggons, within the Cities of London and Westminster, and the Weekly Bills of Mortality; and for preventing Mischiefs occasioned by the Drivers riding upon such Carts, Drays, Cars, and Waggons:"