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, 1 Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Dyke et al. for Spreat to enter into Recognizance for them.
Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Dyke Esquire and others; praying, "In regard the Petitioners live in Somersetshire, above One Hundred Miles off, and cannot enter into a Recognizance, upon their Appeal depending in this House, within the Time limited by the Standing Order; that John Spreat, of (fn. 1) Ninehead, in the said County, Gentleman, their Agent, and of Substance sufficient to answer Costs if any should be awarded, may be allowed to enter into such Recognizance for the Appellants:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said John Spreat hath hereby Leave to enter into a Recognizance for the Appellants, provided no Objection appears to his Security.
Accounts of prohibited E. India Goods, &c. delivered.
The House being informed, "That some of the Commissioners of the Customs attended:"
They were called in, and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to Acts of Parliament, several Papers, intituled as follows:
"Report of the Commissioners of the Customs to the Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, with the Accounts of prohibited East India Goods and Naval Stores, from Ladyday 1714 to Michaelmas 1714."
N°1. "An Account of the prohibited East India Goods remaining in the several Warehouses in the Port of London at Lady-day 1714; with what has been brought in since that Time, what exported, and what remained at Michelmas 1714."
2. "An Account of the prohibited East India Goods remaining in the respective Warehouses of the Outports, at Lady-day 1714; what brought in since that Time, what exported, as also what remained at Michaelmas 1714."
N° 3. "An Account of Naval Stores imported from Russia into the Port of London, from Lady-day 1714 to Michaelmas 1714."
4. "An Account of Naval Stores imported from Russia into the Ports commonly called the Out-ports, from Lady-day 1714 to Michaelmas 1714."
Standing Orders Committee to consider of.
The Roll of Standing Orders of this House was this Day (according to Order) read.
And the Lords following were appointed a Committee, to consider of the said Roll of Standing Orders; and report to the House what Alterations they shall think proper to be made therein:
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Monday next, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon,in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Morison versus Nisbet et al
Upon reading the Petition of William Morison, of Preston-Grange, Esquire; setting forth, "That, the last Parliament, he lodged an Appeal in this House, and on the Twenty-ninth of June last the same was ordered to be heard; but, the Parties treating of an Agreement, upon their Desire, the Hearing was put off till the next Session, in order to an Accommodation, which has not taken Effect;" and praying, "That a short Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Friday the Twenty-second Day of this Instant April; of which the Appellant is forthwith to give Notice to all Parties concerned.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, quartum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.