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, 11 Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Georgius Princeps Walliæ.
Butchers & al. of Edinburgh versus Magistrates and Candlemakers of the same Place.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Patrick Kincaid Deacon, and Archibald Browne Box-master, of the Incorporated Company of Butchers, in the Borough of Edinburgh, for themselves, and in Name and Behalf of the said Corporation, from an Interlocutory Sentence, or Decree, of the Lords of Session in Scotland, made the Fifteenth of February last, on Behalf of the Magistrates and Corporation of Candle-makers of the said Borough of Edinburgh; praying, "that the same may be reversed:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Magistrates and Corporation of Candle-makers 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 First Day of June next.
Watson versus Watson.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of James Watson of Saughton Esquire, from several Interlocutory Sentences, or Decrees, of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 27th of January, and the 17th, 18th, 19th, and 26th of February last, made on the Behalf of Robert Watson of Muirhouse Esquire; praying, "That the said several Interlocutory Sentences, or Decrees, may be reversed:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Robert Watson may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and he is hereby required to put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the Eighth Day of June next.
Bridges versus Hitchcock and Wethered.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Shem Bridges Esquire, from a Decree of His Majesty's Court of Exchequer, made the 13th Day of December 1714, in certain Causes there depending, between John Hitchcock, Thomas Wethered, and Walter Kent, Complainants, and the Appellant, and Richard Holmes, and Elizabeth Blunt, Defendants; and the Appellant Complainant, and the said John Hitchcock, Thomas Wethered, and Walter Kent, Defendants; praying, "That the said Decree may be reviewed and reversed:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Appeal do lie on the Table, until such Time as the Appellant offer some reasonable Excuse for not bringing the same within the Time limited by the Standing Order of this House.
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 the Right Hand of the Chair of State, the Lords being also in their Robes), commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure, they attend Him immediately, in the House of Peers."
Who being come, with their Speaker; he, after a short Speech to His Majesty in relation to the Land Tax Bill to be passed, delivered the same to the Clerk Assistant, in Absence of the Clerk of the Parliaments; who brought it to the Table; where the Clerk of the Crown read the Title of that and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follows:
"1. An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, to be raised by a Land Tax in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifteen."
To which the Royal Assent was pronounced in these Words; (videlicet,)
"Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."
"2. An Act to empower the Barons of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland to grant a Commission to some Persons in England, to administer to Henry Temple Esquire and Luke King Gentleman the usual Oaths, for the due Execution of their Office of Remembrancer of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland."
"3. An Act to empower the Barons of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland to grant a Commission to some of the Barons of the Court of Exchequer in England, to administer to Thomas Hopkins Esquire the usual Oaths, for the due Execution of the Office, or Offices, of Searcher, Packer, and Gauger, in the Port of Dublin."
To these Bills the Royal Assent was severally pronounced, in these Words; (videlicet,)
"Soit fait comme il est desiré."
Then His Majesty was pleased to retire into the Prince's Lodgings; and the Commons withdrew.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.
The House was resumed.
L. Fitzwalter's Privilege: Adams to attend.
The House being informed, "That Robert Adams, the Attorney charged upon Oath with delivering Declarations against Elisha Scarning and Charles Harman, menial Servants to the Lord Fitzwalter, and giving Rules for pleading thereon, within the Time of Privilege of Parliament, attended according to Order; and that the said Lord Fitzwalter was desirous another Day might be appointed for his Attendance:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Robert Adams do attend this House on Friday next, at Eleven a Clock.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, decimum tertium diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.