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 Mercurii, 30 Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Bishop of Lincoln to preach 7th June.
Ordered, That the Lord Bishop of Lincoln be, and he is hereby, desired to preach before this House, in the Abbey Church, Westm'r, on Thursday the Seventh Day of June next, being the Day appointed by His Majesty's Proclamation for a public Thanksgiving:
Thanks to Bishop of Bristol, for his Sermon.
Ordered, That the Thanks of this House be, and are hereby, given to the Lord Bishop of Bristol, for the excellent Sermon by him preached before this House Yesterday, in the Abbey Church, Westminster; and he is hereby desired to cause the same to be forthwith printed and published.
The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and 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."
And, after some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.
And the Earl of Clarendon reported from the Committee, "That they had made some further Progress in the Bill; and had directed him to move, that they may have Leave to sit again."
Ordered, That this House shall be put into a Committee again, to consider further of the said Bill, on Saturday next.
The other Orders of the Day being read:
Oaths, Time to take, to prolong, Bill.
Ordered, That this House shall 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," on Saturday next.
Ordered, That this House shall be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to encourage the planting of Timber Trees, Fruit Trees, and other Trees, for Ornament, Shelter, or Profit; and for the better Preservation of the same; and for the preventing the burning of Woods," on Tuesday next.
Papists, to register their Estates, Bill.
Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to oblige Papists to register their Names and Real Estates," be read a Second Time on Monday next; and that the Lords be summoned.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, primum diem Junii jam prox. sequen. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.
Die Veneris, 15 Junii, 1716, hitherto examined (fn. 1) by us,