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 Jovis, 10 Maii.
Niccoll examined, about Rutter's Appeal.
Floyer reprimanded, for signing Rutter's Appeal, not being Counsel in the Court below.
And he owned, "He signed the said Appeal, and was not of Counsel in the Court below; but did attend when the same was heard at the Bar; and, there being other Counsel more eminent than himself, he did not appear."
It was agreed by the House, that he should be called in again, and reprimanded by the Lord Chancellor, and exhorted to take Care not to offend again in the like Kind; but without kneeling, in regard that what he had alledged did mitigate, though not excuse, his Offence; and be discharged any further Attendance.
Curl and Bridge to be brought to the Bar.
The House being moved, "That Edmund Curll and Daniel Bridge, in Custody of the Black Rod, for printing and publishing a Paper, intituled, "An Account of the Trial of the Earl of Winton," in Breach of a Standing Order of this House, may be brought to the Bar, in order to their Discharge out of Custody."
Glasgow Duty on Ale, &c. Bill.
The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the continuing the Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, on every Pint of Ale or Beer that shall be vended or sold within the City of Glasgow and Privileges thereof, for the Benefit of the said City."
The House was informed, "That, there being a Private Act recited in the said Bill, intituled, "Act in Favours of the Town of Glasgow, for Two Pennies Scots upon the Pint of all Ale and Beer, to be either browen, vended, or sold, within the said Burgh and Privileges thereof," a Person was attending at the Door, who could prove a Copy thereof to be true."
Whereas this Day was appointed, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making the Laws for repairing the Highways more effectual, and for the better paving and cleansing the Streets in the City of London and Suburbs thereof:"
Soldiers Desertion, Bill.
The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the 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.
And the Earl of Clarendon reported from the said Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereunto; which they had directed him to report to the House, when their Lordships will please to receive the same."
Oaths, Time to take, to prolong, Bill.
Whereas this Day was appointed, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the 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:"
Hackney Coaches, Bill.
Whereas To-morrow is appointed, for the House to be put into a Committee 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:"
It is Ordered, That the Commissioners for regulating Hackney Coaches, or some of their Board, do attend this House To-morrow, and bring, or cause to be brought, their Bye-laws with them; and that the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas do attend their Lordships upon this Occasion.