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, 15 Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Lands and Tenements of Peter Sunderland Esquire in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of Debts charged thereon before the making of his Marriage Settlement, and by virtue thereof."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Gery and Mr. Rogers:
To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Hackney Coaches, &c. Bill.
The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and 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."
And, after some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.
And the Earl of Clarendon reported from the said Committee, "That they had been in Consideration of the said Bill, and heard the Commissioners for Regulating Hackney Coaches in relation to some Part thereof; and that the Committee had made some further Progress therein; and directed him to move, that they may have Leave to sit again."
Ordered, That this House shall be put into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the said Bill, on this Day Three Weeks.
The several Orders of the Day being read:
Ordered, That this House shall be put into a Committee of the whole House 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," on Friday next.
Oaths, Time to take, to prolong, Bill.
Ordered, That this House shall be put into a Committee of the whole House 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," on Friday next.
Bribery in Elections, &c. to prevent, Bill.
Ordered, That this House shall be put into a Committee of the whole House upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual preventing the Abuses of Sheriffs and other Returning Officers, in not returning the Writs of Summons in due Time; and for preventing Bribery and Corruption in the Elections of Members to serve in Parliament," on To-morrow Three Weeks.
Assizes, Cornwall, Bill.
The Earl of Radnor reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for holding the Assize for the County of Cornwal at a convenient Place within the said County," was committed, the Amendments made by the Committee to the said Bill.
Which were read Twice, and severally agreed to by the House; and are as follow:
"Press 1. L. 6. Leave out from ["County"] to ["for"], in the 23d Line of the same Press; and instead thereof insert ["which constant Holding has been oftentimes found inconvenient"].
"L. 31. After ["Sixteen"], insert ["the Holding of the Assizes and General Gaol Delivery for the said County shall not be confined to the said Town of Launceston; but that"].
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, decimum sextum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.