Journal of the House of Lords Volume 25, 1737-1741. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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January 1741, 1-10
DIE Mercurii, 7o Januarii.
Thomas Lord Mansel sat first in Parliament, after the Death of his Grandfather Thomas Lord Mansel; his Lordship having, at the Table, taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.
Ordered, That the Lord Bishop of Chichester be, and he is hereby, desired to preach before this House, at the same Place, on Wednesday the 4th Day of February next; being the Day appointed by His Majesty's Royal Proclamation for a General Fast.
A Petition of Sir William Barker Baronet, was presented, and read; praying, "In regard Mr. Hamilton, One of his Counsel, is lately taken ill; that the Hearing of the Petitioner's Appeal, which stands for this Day, may be put off to such Time as the House shall think fit."
The Lord Bishop of Glocester reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Eve Superiori alias Smith," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof; which they found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."
A Petition of Alexander Pitcairn of Woodhouselie Gentleman, was presented, and read; praying Leave to amend his Appeal, by inserting therein the Name of Charles Areskine Esquire, a Party Appellant for His Majesty's Interest; the Petitioner amending the Respondent's Copy; and that the said Respondent may be ordered to put in his Answer peremptorily to the said Appeal.
A Petition of William Veitch Gentleman, was presented, and read; praying, "In regard the Parties are desirous to have the Matter of the Petitioner's Appeal amicably determined; that the same, which stands to be heard on Friday next, may be put off to such distant Day as to this House shall seem meet."
Upon reading the Petition of John Coppin the Elder, of Market-Cell, in the County of Hertford, Esquire, William Pittman Clerk, Minister or Curate of the Chapel lately built and founded at Market-Street, in the said County, John Howard, Schoolmaster of the School founded at Market-Street aforesaid, and of Sir John Napier Baronet, Sir Samuel Garrard Baronet, John Crawley Esquire, Thomas Ashby Esquire, Peter Warburton Esquire, John Coppin the Younger Esquire, Son of the said John Coppin the Elder, William Hatfield, Vicar of the Parish Church of Cadington, in the said County of Hertford, Richard Byrchmore, Daniel Seare, Edward Taylor, William Wescombe, William Taylor, Charles Scare, and John Goddes; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for carrying a Proposal into Execution, for making the said Chapel a perpetual Cure and Benefice; and that the said School may, after the Death of the present Schoolmaster, be annexed to the said Curacy for ever, with a Power to the Petitioner William Pitman only, during his Life, to appoint an Usher or Assistant to the said School, if he should think it necessary:
The House being informed, "That Mr. Thomas Hartley attended, in order to deliver in several Papers and Proceedings, in the Cause wherein Packington Edgworth Esquire and Mary Edgworth are Appellants, and Edward Edgworth Esquire is Respondent:"
He was thereupon called in; and delivered, at the Bar, the said Papers and Proceedings; and attested upon Oath, "The same were true Copies, he having examined them with the Originals in the proper Offices in Ireland."