Journal of the House of Lords Volume 27, 1746-1752. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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January 1752, 1-10
DIE Jovis, 9o Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.
His Majesty's Advocate against D of Gordon.
A Petition of John Paterson, Solicitor for Cosmo George Duke of Gordon, Respondent to the Appeal of His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, in Behalf of His Majesty, was presented, and read, praying, "In regard the Proceedings in the Court of Session in Scotland are very lately come to the Petitioner's Hands, that the Hearing of the said Appeal, which stands for To-morrow, may be adjourned to such Time as to this House shall seem meet"
And thereupon the Petitioner, and Mr. Alexander Ross the Appellant's Agent, were called in, and heard at the Bar.
And being withdrawn.
Ordered, That the said Hearing be put off till To-morrow Fortnight; and that the Judges do then attend this House.
Ereskine against Monro.
The House was informed, "That Mr Alexander Monro, Respondent to the Appeal of David Ereskire Cordiner in Cannongate of Edinburgh, had not put in his Answer thereunto, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose."
And thereupon an Affidavit, made by William Young Writer in Edinburgh, of the due Service of the said Order, being read.
Respondent peremptorily to answer.
It is Ordered, That the said Respondent do peremptorily put in his Answer to the said Appeal, in a Week.
Cahill against Moore & al.
A Petition of John Cahill Esquire, was presented, and read, setting forth, "That, by Order of this House, of the 19th of November, last, Nicholas Moore, James Poe and Mary his Wife, and James Sheridan, were required to answer an amended Appeal of the Petitioner, the Service of which Order, the Petitioner is advised, is defective," and praying, "That a new Order may be granted, for the Respondents to answer the said Appeal, and that Service thereof, either on the respective Respondents, or on their respective Clerks in Court, Solicitors, or Agents, may be good"
And thereupon Mr. John Cowper, the Petitioner's Agent, was called in, and examined at the Bar.
And being withdrawn.
New Order to answer.
Ordered, That the said Respondents do put in their Answer or respective Answers to the said amended Appeal, on or before Thursday the 13th Day of February next, and that Service of this Order, as prayed, be deemed good Service.
Address of Condolance on the Death of the Queen of Denmark.
Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, "To express our deep Concern, for the great Loss which His Majesty and this Nation have sustained, by the Death of that most Excellent Princess His Majesty's Entirely Beloved Daughter the late Queen of Denmark, whose many eminent and Royal Virtues had rendered Her most dear, not only to His Majesty and His People, but also to that Country where His Majesty, in His great Wisdom, had given Her in Marriage Humbly to condole with His Majesty on this melancholy Occasion, and to assure Him of our inviolable Duty and Affection for His Sacred Person, and of our ardent Wishes for the long Continuance of His precious Life, and the Preservation and Welfare of His Royal Family."
Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty by the Lords with White Staves.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, decimum tertium diem instantis Januarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.