House of Lords Journal Volume 16
24 June 1701

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 16: 24 June 1701', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 16: 1696-1701 (1767-1830), pp. 768-770. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=13930 Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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DIE Martis, 24 Junii.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Bangor. 2.
Epus. Exon. 1.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Petrib.
Epus. Cicestr.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Devonshire, Senescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Ormonde.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Newcastle.
March. Normanby.
Comes Lindsey, Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Carlisle, Marescallus.
Comes Jersey, Camerarius.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Kingston.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Essex.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Shaftsbury.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Maclesfeld.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Portland.
Comes Montagu.
Comes Marlborough.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Orford.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. Lawarr.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Eure.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Jermyn.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Berkeley S.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Jeffreys.
Ds. Cholmondley.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Halifax.

PRAYERS.

Mallock's Bill rejected.

The Lord Jeffreys reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Sale of the Estate of Rawlin Mallock Esquire, deceased, for discharging the Monies, Debts, and Charges thereupon," as fit to pass, without any Amendments.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Sale of the Estate of Rawlin Mallock Esquire, deceased, for discharging the Monies, Debts, and Charges thereupon."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Negative.

ORDERED, That the said Bill be rejected.

Balloting for Committee for Union.

It is ORDERED, That the Earl of Peterborow, the Earl of Stamford, the Lord Mohun, and the Lord Haversham, do open the Balloting Glass, and report the Nine who have the most Ballots.

Journals relating to impeached Lords to be printed.

The Earl of Stamford reported what was transcribed out of the Journals, relating to the impeached Lords, in order to be printed.

Which being read; the following Orders were made:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That all the Articles of Impeachments and Answers to them, the Lord Haversham's Charge and Answer, the Lord Sommers' and Earl of Orford's Trial, and all other Things relating thereunto, and the Resolutions of Monday last, be transcribed and printed; and that the Duke of Bolton, the Earl of Stamford, the Lord Wharton, the Lord North, Lord Haversham, and Lord Sommers, or any Three of them, do inspect the Journals, and take Care that what is or shall be transcribed in order for printing be perfect; and give Order to the Clerk for printing thereof."

Committee to consider of the Union between England and Scotland.

The Earl of Peterborow gave the House an Account, That he and the other Lords had cast up the Ballots; and that the Majority was on the Nine Lords following; (videlicet,)

"D. Somerset.
D. Newcastle.
D. Bolton.
Comes Carlisle, Marescallus Angl.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Tankerville.
D. Wharton.
D. Sommers."

ORDERED, That these Lords be the Committee, to consider of the Union between England and Scotland; or any Three of them; and to meet when, where, and as often, as they please.

Then the House, taking into Consideration that there were several Lords charged and impeached by the Commons, and no Prosecution against them, ordered, as followeth; (videlicet,)

L. Haversham's Charge dismissed.

The House of Commons not having prosecuted their Charge which they brought up against John Lord Haversham, for Words spoken by him at a Free Conference, the Thirteenth Instant:

It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Charge against John Lord Haversham shall be, and is hereby, dismissed.

E. of Portland's Impeachment dismissed.

The Earl of Portland being impeached by the House of Commons of high Crimes and Misdemeanors, the First Day of April last:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Impeachment against William Earl of Portland shall be, and is hereby, dismissed, there being no Articles exhibited against him.

L. Halifax's Impeachment dismissed.

The House of Commons having impeached Charles Lord Halifax of high Crimes and Misdemeanors on the Fifteenth Day of April last, and on the Fourteenth Day of this Instant June exhibited Articles against him; to which he having answered, and no further Prosecution thereupon:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Impeachment and the Articles exhibited against him shall be, and they are hereby, dismissed.

D. of Leeds' Impeachment dismissed.

The House of Commons having impeached Thomas Duke of Leeds of high Crimes and Misdemeanors, on the Seven and Twentieth of April One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-five, and on the Nine and Twentieth of the said April exhibited Articles against him; to which he answered; but the Commons not prosecuting:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Impeachment and the Articles exhibited against him shall be, and they are hereby, dismissed.

Supply Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, for defraying the Expence of His Navy, Guards, and Garrisons, for One Year; and for other necessary Occasions."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

ORDERED, The Commons have Notice, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Appropriating 3,700l. Weekly, from the Excise, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for appropriating Three Thousand Seven Hundred Pounds, Weekly, out of certain Branches of Excise, for public Uses; and for making a Provision for the Service of His Majesty's Household and Family, and other His necessary Occasions."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

ORDERED, The Commons have Notice, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Commissioners for taking the Public Accompts:

The House moved, "That an Address be made to His Majesty, That He will empower the Five Commissioners to execute the Powers in the former Act, for taking and stating the Public Accompts, so far as by Law they may."

The House moved, "To adjourn."

After Debate;

Question put about them; but interrupted by the King's coming.

The Question was put, "Whether this House shall now adjourn during Pleasure?"

Whereupon, the House was divided; but no Resolution given, by reason of His Majesty's coming into the House before the Votes were reported.

King present:

His Majesty, being arrayed in His Regal Robes and Crown, attended with His Officers of State, ascended His Royal Throne (the Peers being also in their Robes); commanded the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the Commons, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure, they attend Him presently."

Who, being come; their Speaker made a short Speech to His Majesty, relating to the Money Bills following.

Then the Clerk of the Parliaments received the said Bills from the Hands of the Speaker, and brought them to the Table; where the Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of the Bills following; (videlicet,)

Bills passed.

"1. An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, for defraying the Expence of His Navy, Guards, and Garrisons, for One year; and for other necessary Occasions."

" 2. An Act for granting to His Majesty several Duties upon Low Wines, or Spirits of the First Extraction; and continuing several additional Duties upon Coffee, Tea, Chocolate, Spices, and Pictures; and certain Impositions upon Hawkers, Pedlars, and Petty Chapmen, and the Duty of Fifteen Pounds per Cent. upon Muslins; and for improving the Duties upon japanned and lacquered Goods; and for continuing the Coinage Duty, for the several Terms and Purposes therein mentioned."

" 3. An Act for appropriating Three Thousand Seven Hundred Pounds, Weekly, out of certain Branches of Excise, for public Uses; and for making a Provision for the Service of His Majesty's Household and Family, and other His necessary Occasions."

To which Bills the Royal Assent was severally pronounced, by the Clerk of the Parliaments, in these Words; (videlicet,)

"Le Roy remercie ses bons Subjects, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi l' veult."

" 4. An Act to enable His Majesty to make Leases and Copies of Offices, Lands, and Hereditaments, Parcel of His Dutchy of Cornwal, or annexed to the same; and for Confirmation of Leases already made."

To this Bill the Royal Assent was pronounced, by the Clerk of the Parliaments, in these Words; (videlicet,)

"Le Roy l' veult."

"5. An Act to enable Sir Thomas Stanley Baronet to charge certain Manors, and Lands, in the County of Lancaster, with Three Thousand Pounds, for Payment of his Sisters Portions and his Debts."

"6. An Act for Sale of the Estate of James Deane; and for securing the Monies raised thereby, for the Benefit of himself and Family, according to the Settlement thereof."

"7. An Act for naturalizing Peter Bagneol, Daniel Senault, and others."

"8. An Act for naturalizing Gasper Cordoso, Herman Van't-Wedde, and others."

"9. An Act to enable Richard Bigg to charge Part of his Estate, in the Counties of Hertford and Bedford, with the Payment of his Debts."

To these Bills the Royal Assent was severally pronounced, by the Clerk of the Parliaments, in these Words; (videlicet,)

"Soit fait come il est desire.

Then His Majesty was pleased to say as followeth:

King's Speech.

"My Lords and Gentlemen,

The Session being now come to a Conclusion, I must return you My hearty Thanks, for the great Zeal you have expressed for the public Service, and your ready Compliance with those Things which I recommended to you at the Opening of this Parliament. And I must thank you, Gentlemen of the House of Commons, in particular, both for your Dispatch of those necessary Supplies which you have granted for the public Occasions; and for the Encouragements you have given Me to enter into Alliances, for the Preservation of the Liberty of Europe, and the Support of the Confederacy; in which, as it shall be My Care not to put the Nation to any unnecessary Expence, so I make no Doubt that whatsoever shall be done during your Recess, for the Advantage of the common Cause in this Matter, will have your Approbation at our Meeting again in the Winter.

"My Lords and Gentlemen,

"I shall conclude with recommending to you all, the Discharge of your Duties in your respective Countries; that the Peace of the Kingdom may be secured by your Vigilance and Care in your several Stations."

And then the Lord Keeper, by His Majesty's Command, said,

Parliament prorogued.

"My Lords and Gentlemen,

"It is His Majesty's Royal Will and Pleasure, that this Parliament should be prorogued to Thursday the Seventh Day of August next: And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Thursday the Seventh Day of August next."

Lunæ, 30° die Junii, 1701.

Examined by us,

Stamford.
Colepeper.
Dartmouth.
Jeffreys."