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, 25 Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
List of Forces delivered.
The House being informed, "That a Person from the Office of the Secretary at War attended;"
He was called in; and, at the Bar, presented to the House, pursuant to their Address to His Majesty of Monday last, "A List of His Majesty's Land Forces now in Great Britain, the Plantations, Minorca, Gibraltar, and Flanders."
And then he withdrew.
The House being also informed, "That Mr. Addison, Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, attended;"
He was called in; and, at the Bar, presented likewise to the House, pursuant to the said Address, "A List of the Regiments upon the Establishment of Ireland."
And then he withdrew.
And the said Lists were read.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating the Forces to be continued in His Majesty's Service; and for the Payment of the said Forces, and of their Quarters."
Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Monday next; and that all the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of this House that Day.
Standing Orders, Report concerning, to be considered.
Whereas this Day was appointed, for the House to take into Consideration the Report from the Committee appointed to consider of the Roll of Standing Orders, and to report to the House what Alterations they shall think proper to be made therein; and who were also empowered to propose such new Orders as they should think proper, in order to be made Standing Orders of this House:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That on Wednesday next this House will take the said Report into Consideration; and that all the Lords be summoned.
L. Digby's Bill, to debar his Eldest Son from his Title, &c.
The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for appointing Persons to take Care of the Person and Estate of John Digby Esquire, Eldest Son and Heir Apparent of William Lord Digby in the Kingdom of Ireland."
And, after some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.
And the Earl of Clarendon reported from the said Committee, "That they had been in Consideration of the Bill, and heard Counsel for the said John Digby in relation thereunto, and made some Progress therein."
And his Lordship also acquainted the House, "That the Committee had directed him to move, That they may have Leave to fit again."
Ordered, That on Tuesday next this House shall be put into a Committee, to consider further of the said Bill; and that all the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House that Day.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Trustees to grant Leases of Part of the Lands devised by the last Will and Testament of Thomas Trenchard Esquire, deceased."
Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following; (videlicet,)
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Thursday the Ninth Day of June next, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Daly versus French.
Upon reading the Petition of Denis Daly Junior Esquire and Ellin his Wife; praying, "That, in tender Consideration of the Trouble and Expence they have been at this Time Twelve Months, and also this present Session of Parliament, in order to bring their Appeal to a Hearing, this House will dispense with the Petitioners serving Mary Lynch with the Order of Monday last, appointing her peremptorily to answer the said Appeal; in regard she is now in Ireland, and neglected to answer, though formerly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose, and is no Way concerned in Interest in the Cause:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Monday the Thirteenth Day of June next, at Eleven a Clock; and that if the said Mary Lynch do not before that Time put in her Answer to the said Appeal, without further Notice, then the said Cause shall be heard, as against her, ex Parte.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, vicesimum septimum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.