House of Lords Journal Volume 17
23 February 1704

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 17: 23 February 1704', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 17: 1701-1705 (1767-1830), pp. 453-455. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=14741 Date accessed: 01 October 2014.


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DIE Mercurii, 23 Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresme, & Crew.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Ds. Godolphin, Thesaurarius.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Marlborough.
Comes Lindsey, Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Kent.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Portland.
Comes Orford.
Ds. Lawarr.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Grey W.
Ds. Poulett.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Ossulstone.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Stawel.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Halifax.
Ds. Granville.

PRAYERS.

Supply Bill, Annuities, &c.

The House, pursuant to Order, was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to Her Majesty, for carrying on the War, and other Her Majesty's Occasions, by selling Annuities, at several Rates, and for such respective Terms or Estates as are therein mentioned."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord North reported, "That the Committee had gone through the said Bill; and think it fit to pass, without any Amendment."

ORDERED, That the said Bill be read the Third Time To-morrow, the First Business.

Messages from H. C. to return L. V. Dillon's Bill; and Bowdler's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Brewer and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of Henry Lord Viscount Dillon, in the Kingdom of Ireland, for Payment of his Debts; and for settling an Equivalent, in other Part of his Estate, on the Viscountess his Wife, for her Jointure;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Then the Amendments were read Thrice, and agreed to; and ORDERED, That the Commons have Notice thereof.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Williams and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the vesting the Manor of Michael-Church, in the County of Radnor, and other Lands in the County of Salop, of Mary Bowdler and William Bowdler Gentleman, in certain Trustees, for Payment of the Debts, and making Provision for the Younger Children of the said William Bowdler;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Holden's Bill:

The Lord Ferrers reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of some Part of the Estate of John Holden Gentleman, and Robert Holden his Son, for Payment of their Debts, and disposing Younger Children Apprentices," as fit to pass, with One Amendment.

Which was read Twice, and agreed to.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of some Part of the Estate of John Holden Gentleman, and Robert Holden his Son, for Payment of their Debts, and disposing Younger Children Apprentices."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Richard Holford and Mr. Pitt:

To return the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence to their Lordships Amendment made therein.

Sword-blade Company, Bill:

Whereas Tuesday next was appointed, for the Lords Committees to consider of a Bill, intituled, "An Act to discharge the Governor and Company for making hollow Sword Blades in England, of the Sum of Eighteen Thousand Eight Hundred Sixty-four Pounds, Seven Shillings, One Penny Half-penny, by Mistake overcharged in the Purchase-money for several forfeited and other Estates and Interests in Ireland, purchased by them:"

Committee shortened.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Lords Committees, or any Five of them, shall meet To-morrow, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon.

Sir J. Cooper and Henley's Committee shortned.

Whereas Tuesday the Nine and Twentieth Instant was appointed for the Lords Committees to consider of a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir John Cooper Knight, and Anthony Henley Esquire, to make a Partition, and grant building Leases, of several Messuages and Tenements in Lincolne's-Inn-Fields in the Parishes of St. Giles in the Fields and St. Clement's-Danes, in the County of Middl'x:"

It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Lords Committees shall meet on Monday next, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon.

York Bill.

The Lord Halifax reported, from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal a Proviso, in an Act of the Fourth Year of the Reign of King William and Queen Mary, which prevents the Citizens of the City of York from disposing of their Personal Estates by their Wills, as others inhabiting within the Province of York, by that Act, may do," as fit to pass, without any Amendment.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal a Proviso, in an Act of the Fourth Year of the Reign of King William and Queen Mary, which prevents the Citizens of the City of York from disposing of their Personal Estates by their Wills, as others inhabiting within the Province of York, by that Act, may do."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Message from H. C. to return Sir J. Astley's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Paget and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir John Astley Baronet to make a Jointure upon his Marriage, during his Minority; and to enable him to buy in any Rent Charge, or other Incumbrance upon his Estate;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, whereunto they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Which said Amendments were read Thrice, and agreed to; and ORDERED, That the Commons have Notice thereof.

Barbier et al. Nat. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to naturalize Daniel Barbier, John Kerron du Chesne, and others."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it:

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Richard Holford and Mr. Pitt:

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Messages from thence, to return Adams's Bill: and St. Leges's et al. Nat. Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Mathew Dudley and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of certain Lands in Charwelton, in the County of Northampton, of William Adams Clerk, for Payment of Debts, and Portions to his Younger Brothers and Sisters; and for settling other Lands, of greater Value, upon his Wife and Children, in Lieu thereof;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, whereunto they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Which said Amendments were read Thrice, and agreed to; and ORDERED, That the Commons have Notice thereof.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Hele and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Henry Boisrond de St. Leger, Peter de la Grainge, Lewis Wadden, and others;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, whereunto they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Then the Amendments were read Thrice, and agreed to; and ORDERED, That the Commons have Notice thereof.

Seamen, Increase of, and the Coal Trade, Bill.

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Increase of Seamen, and better Encouragement of Navigation, and Security of the Coal Trade."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Peterborow reported, "That the Committee had gone through the said Bill; and think it fit to pass, without any Amendment."

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Increase of Seamen, and better Encouragement of Navigation, and Security of the Coal Trade."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Dally versus Silly, in Error.

The Lord Chief Justice of Her Majesty's Court of Queen's-Bench, in the usual Manner, brought up a Writ of Error, wherein William Dally is Plaintiff against William Silly Defendant.

The Duke of Somerset reported from the Committee appointed to examine farther into the Scotch Conspiracy; (videlicet,) "That they desire your Lordships will be pleased to address the Queen, to issue a Proclamation, for any to come in to explain the Gibberish Letters; with a Reward to any Person that shall do it within so many Days after the Date of the Proclamation."

To which the House agreed; and ordered as follows; (videlicet),

Address for Proclamation, with a Pardon and Reward for discovering the Key to the Gibbrish Letters, and to whom they are directed.

"It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That an humble Address be made to Her Majesty, from this House, humbly to desire Her Majesty, to issue Her Royal Proclamation, to promise a Pardon and Reward of Five Hundred Pounds to any Person or Persons who shall, within Six Days after the Date of the said Proclamation, make known, to the Lord Steward, Duke of Somerset, Earl of Scarbrough, Earl of Sunderland, Lord Viscount Townshend, Lord Wharton, and Lord Sommers, being the Lords Committees appointed by this House to examine into the Scotch Conspiracy, the Key or Cipher whereby the Four Letters written in Gibberish Language may be fully explained, and also the Persons Names to whom the said Letters are directed, from whom they came, and by whom subscribed."

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Duke of Sommerset and the Lord Wharton do humbly attend Her Majesty, with the Address.

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, vicesimum quartum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.