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, 8 Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
His Majesty to be attended with the Address.
The Lord Steward acquainted the House, "That the Lords with White Staves (according to Order) had waited on His Majesty, humbly to know when His Majesty will be pleased to be attended with the Address of this House, Yesterday; and that His Majesty had been pleased to appoint this Day, at Half an Hour after Two a Clock, at His Palace of St. James's."
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate late of Sir Thomas Heath Knight, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of his Debts, and other Uses."
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords following; videlicet,
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Thursday the Three and Twentieth Day of this Instant May, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Messages from H. C. with Bills.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Micklethwait and others:
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Highways from several Places therein mentioned, leading towards Highgate Gatehouse and Hampsted, in the County of Middlesex; and for electing Trustees, for keeping up a sufficient Number, for the repairing the Highways, upon the Roads from Highgate Gatehouse to Barnet Blockhouse; and also of the Highways between Kilburn Bridge and Sparrows Hern, in the County of Hertford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
A Message from the House of Commons by the Lord William Pawlet and others:
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Preservation and Improvement of the River Wear, and Port and Haven of Sunderland, in the County of Durham;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Ambrose's Petition, concerning a Guardian to answer for her.
Upon reading the Petition of Thomasin Ambrose, One of the Respondents to the Appeal of Elizabeth Ambrose Widow; setting forth, "That the Petitioner is an Infant; and, the Appellant being by the Court of Chancery assigned her Guardian, the Petitioner put in her Answer in the said Court, by her said Guardian and Mother, who is the now Appellant; and therefore praying, that this House will assign the Petitioner another Guardian, or give Directions in what Manner she may put in her Answer to the said Appeal:"
Precedents of Guardians answering, to be searched.
It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table; and that the Clerks do search Precedents, as to the Appointment of Guardians to put in Answers to Appeals, in Behalf of Respondents who are Infants; and in what Manner.
Moor & al. versus Mattocks.
The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Appeal of Boyl Moore and others, depending in this House, whereunto Thomas Mattocks and others are Respondents:"
It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Wednesday the Fifteenth Day of this Instant May, at Eleven a Clock.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, nonum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.