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, 6 Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
E. of Rothes takes the Oaths.
This Day John Earl of Rothes took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.
Russell to enter into Recognisance for Touchet.
Upon reading the Petition of James Touchet Esquire; praying, "In regard he lives and resides in the City of Dublin; that Josiah Russell, of The Inner Temple, London, Gentleman, his Agent, may enter into a Recognizance for him, upon his Appeal depending in this House:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Josiah Russell may enter into a Recognizance for the Petitioner, provided no Objection appears to the Sufficiency of his Security.
Woolaston versus Attorney General, &c.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Richard Woollaston Esquire and Sir Biby Lake Baronet, complaining of a Decree of the Court of Exchequer, made the Eighteenth of June 1713, in a Cause wherein Sir Edward Northey Knight, Attorney General, at the Relation of Elizabeth Preston, Executrix of Thomas Preston Esquire, deceased, was Plaintiff, and the Appellants were Defendants; and praying, "That the same may be reversed and set aside:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Attorney General and the said Relatrix may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and are hereby required to put in their Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the Fourth Day of May next.
E. Abingdon and E. Ferrers, for a Bill concerning Education of E. Clanriccard's Sons, &c.
Upon reading the Petition of Montague Earl of Abingdon and Robert Earl Ferrers; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for explaining and better executing the Intentions of an Act of Parliament passed in Her late Majesty's Reign (among other Things) for educating of the Sons of John now Earl of Clanriccard in the Protestant Religion (the Petitioners being the surviving Guardians appointed by the said Act for such Education); and also for Sale of Part of the said Earl's Estate, for Payment of the Debts and Portions which the same is still subject to (preserving and securing to the said Earl his present Maintenance for his Life:)
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to Mr. Baron Bury and Mr. Baron Price; who, having examined such Persons as they shall think proper, are to report to the House whether the Bill desired by the said Petition be reasonable or not.
Trustees for stopping Dagenham Breach, in The Thames: Papers delivered.
The House being informed, "That a Person from the Trustees, appointed by an Act of Parliament, passed the last Session, for the speedy and effectual preserving the Navigation of the River of Thames, by stopping the Breach in the Levels of Havering and Dagenham, in the County of Essex, attended;" he was called in, and delivered, at the Bar, Two Papers (pursuant to the Directions of the said Act) intituled, Dagenham Breach Contract, and Dagenham Breach Accompt."
And the said Titles were read.
Ordered, That the said Accompt and Contract do lie on the Table, to be perused by the Lords.
Dominus Cancellarius (fn. 1) declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, undecimum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.