DIE Jovis, 28 Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Georgius Princeps Walliæ.
Ds. Cowper, Cancellarius.
Dux Kingston, C. P. S.
Dux Kent, Senescallus.
Dux Bolton, Camerarius.
Dux St. Albans.
Viscount St. John.
E. of Stair takes the Oaths.
This Day John Earl of Stair took the Oaths, and
made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and
subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the
Commerce with Sweden, to prohibit, Bill:
vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to
enable His Majesty effectually to prohibit or restrain
Commerce with Sweden."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Mr. Hiccocks and Mr. Fellows:
To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to
the said Bill, without any Amendment.
L. C. J. Com. Pleas to attend on Ash's Cause.
Whereas this Day Sevennight is appointed, for hearing the Cause depending in this House, wherein Simeon
Ashe Clerk and others are Appellants, and Mary Ashe
The House being this Day moved, "That the Lord
Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas do attend this House at the Hearing of the said Cause:"
It is Ordered, That the said Lord Chief Justice do
attend the Service of this House at the said Hearing accordingly.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.
The House was resumed.
His Majesty, being seated on His Royal Throne,
adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and
attended with His Officers of State; the Prince of Wales,
in his Robes, sitting in his Place on His Majesty's Right
Hand; the Lords being also in their Robes; commanded
Sir William Oldes, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod,
to signify to the Commons, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure,
they attend Him immediately, in this House."
Who being come, with their Speaker; the Clerk of
the Crown read the Title of the Bill to be passed, as
"An Act to enable His Majesty effectually to prohibit or restrain Commerce with Sweden."
To which the Clerk Assistant (in the Absence of
the Clerk of the Parliaments) pronounced the
Royal Assent, in these Words; videlicet,
"Le Roy le veult."
Then His Majesty was pleased to retire; and the
Ireland's Petition referred to Judges.
Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Ireland Esquire
and Mary his Wife, and Elizabeth Ireland his Sister;
praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for vesting in Trustees
several Premises in the Petition mentioned, comprized
in a Mortgage to Thomas Pyne, of London, Goldsmith,
to sell the same, for paying off and discharging the said
Mortgage and other Debts of the said Thomas Ireland:
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 the Lord
Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and the
Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer; who
are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the
Bill; and, after hearing them, to report to the House
the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon,
under their Hands, and whether all Parties that may be
concerned in the Consequences of the Bill have signed
the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused
the Bill, do sign the same.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ,
quartum diem Martii nunc prox. futur. hora undecima
Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.
Die Martis, 9 Julii, 1717,
hitherto examined by us,