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 Junii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Rochfort versus Nugent.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Robert Rochford Esquire; complaining of a Decree and several Orders, made and pronounced in His Majesty's High Court of Chancery in Ireland, in a Cause wherein Ridgely Nugent Gentleman was Plaintiff, and the Petitioner and Leonard Hatfield Defendants; and praying, "That the same may be reversed; and, in order thereunto, that the said Ridgely Nugent may answer the said Appeal; and that the Service of the Order of this House on his Six Clerk in the said Court may be deemed good Service; and that, in the mean Time, all Proceedings on the said Orders and Decree may be stayed:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Ridgely Nugent may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and is hereby required to put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the Twenty-ninth Day of this Instant June; and that the Service of this Order on the Respondent's Six Clerk in the said Court of Chancery shall be good Service, in order thereunto.
Tobacco, &c. to prevent Abuses in, Bill.
Whereas Yesterday was appointed, for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent the Mischiefs by manufacturing Leaves, or other Things, to resemble Tobacco, and the Abuses in making and mixing of Snuff;" and to hear Counsel for the Traders in Snuff, touching a Clause in the said Bill:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House shall be put into a Committee, to consider of the said Bill, on Wednesday next; and that any Persons who shall think themselves concerned therein may be then heard, for or against any Part thereof, before the said Committee.
E. Scarsdale and Ld. Hay, under Bail in The King's Bench.
Notice being taken to the House, "That the Earl of Scarsdale and the Lord Hay, who had been committed, pursuant to the Consent of this House, on Suspicion of Treason or Treasonable Practices, were now under Bail in The King's Bench:"
And the House being thereupon moved, "That the Proceedings in the Journal, in the Year 1692, in relation to the Complaint of the Earl of Huntingdon and other Lords being under Bail in The King's Bench, upon Warrants of Commitment for High Treason, might be read:"
The Earl of Scarsdale acquainted the House, "That he, having been committed to The Tower by Warrant as abovementioned, and lately bailed, did this Day appear in the Court of King's Bench, and there moved for the Discharge of his said Bail; but the Court refused to discharge the same, the Attorney General not being there present."
Then the Proceedings in the Journal, in the Case of the Complaint abovementioned, being read:
It was moved, "That the Judge, who took the said Bail, might acquaint the House with the Fact, and the Grounds and Reasons of his taking such Bail."
And thereupon Mr. Baron Price was heard touching the same; as were also some other of the Judges heard, in relation to the Matter of bailing of Prisoners.
Then the Standing Order of this House, concerning the Commitment of Peers, was read.
And a Debate arising, touching the Matters aforementioned:
It was proposed, "That the Consideration of the Subject-matter thereof be referred to the Committee for Privileges; to meet To-morrow Morning."
And it being proposed, "That the Committee meet on Monday next:"
This Question was put, "That the Committee for Privileges do take the Subject-matter of the said Debate into their Consideration on Monday next, at Eleven a Clock in the Forenoon?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Ordered, That the Committee for Privileges do take the Subject matter of the Debate abovementioned into their Consideration on Monday next, at Eleven a Clock in the Forenoon; and report to the House.
Morris et al. against Rigby's Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of Joshua Morris, Capell Wall, John Johnson, and Francis Sayer, in Behalf of themselves and several others; praying, "That they may be heard, by Counsel, or in such Manner as this House shall think sit, against the Bill, intituled, "An Act to discharge Sir Alexander Rigby Knight from his Imprisonment; and vest his Estate and Effects in Trustees, for the Benefit of his Creditors," before the same pass into a Law:"
It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table, till the Judges to whom the Consideration of the said Bill is referred, do make their Report thereupon to this House.
Whereas this Day was appointed, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating Select Vestries, within the Cities of London and Westminster, and Borough of Southwark and Bills of Mortality; and for preventing any Misapplication of Monies raised or given for the Maintenance of the Poor:"
It is Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Tuesday next.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, secundum diem instantis Junii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.