House of Lords Journal Volume 17
3 March 1704

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 17: 3 March 1704', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 17: 1701-1705 (1767-1830), pp. 467-468. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=14749 Date accessed: 20 October 2014.


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DIE Veneris, 3 Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Duresme, & Crew.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Petrib.
Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Ds. Godolphin, Thesaurarius.
Comes Pembroke, Præses.
Dux Devonshire, Senescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Marlborough.
Comes Kent.
Comes Derby.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Kingston.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Essex.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Portland.
Comes Torrington.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Orford.
Ds. Lawarr.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Grey W.
Ds. Poulett.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Ossulstone.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Halifax.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Gernsey.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Conway.
Ds. Hervey.

PRAYERS.

African Company versus Dockwra.

After hearing Counsel this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of the Royal Affrican Company, to which Will'm Dockwra is Respondent:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will proceed to hear Counsel for Mr. Dockwra To-morrow, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, the First Business.

Scotch Conspiracy, Report from the Committee about:

The Lord Wharton acquainted the House, from the Lords Committees appointed to examine into the Scotch Conspiracy, "That the Committee desire the Directions of the House, in a Matter they are unwilling to take upon themselves, in relation to the Gibberish Letters: That the Committee is offered a Key, and the Letters to be decyphered, upon the Conditions set forth in Her Majesty's Proclamation; and also, upon Condition that the Key and Letters, when decyphered, may be only communicated to the Lords of the Committee, and by them to Her Majesty, when She shall think fit."

After Debate and Consideration hereof;

Key to the Gibberish Letters, not to be made Public:

The Question was put, "That the Committee be directed to agree to the Terms proposed; that the Key and Letters decyphered shall not be made known to any but the Lords of the Committee and to the Queen?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Pretest against that Resolution.

"Dissentient.

"Carnarvon.
Scarsdale.
Plimouth.
Rochester.
Guilford.
Northampton.
Stawell.
Granville.
J. Bridgewater.
Abingdon.
Winchilsea.
Gower.
Conway.
Gernsey.
H. London.
Chandos."

Then the Order following was made; (videlicet,)

"The House being informed by the Lords Committees appointed to examine into the Scotch Conspiracy, That they are offered a Key to the Gibberish Letters, and to have them decyphered, upon the Conditions of the Proclamation; and that the Key, and Letters when decyphered, may be only communicated to the Lords of the Committee and the Queen: It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Committee is hereby directed to agree to the Terms proposed, in order to the decyphering the Gibberish Letters; and that the Key and Letters decyphered shall not be made known to any but the Lords of the Committee, and to the Queen."

Roche's Bill.

The Earl of Rochester reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making good the Provision intended for Captain James Roche, out of the forfeited Estates in Ireland; and for restoring to the Bishopric of Cloyne, in the said Kingdom, the Manor and Lands of Donomore," as fit to pass, without any Amendment.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making good the Provision intended for Captain James Roche, out of the forfeited Estates in Ireland; and for restoring (fn. ) to the Bishopric of Cloyne, in the said Kingdom, the Manor and Lands of Donomore."

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.

Purchasers of Irish forfeited Estates, Bill.

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Time for the Purchasers of the forfeited Estates in Ireland to make the Payments of their Purchase-money."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Granville 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 to enlarge the Time for the Purchasers of the Forfeited Estates in Ireland to make the Payments of the Purchase-money."

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.

Thrown Silk, Importation of, Bill.

The Earl of Stamford reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for prolonging the Time, by an Act of Parliament made in the First Year of Her Majesty's Reign, for importing Thrown Silk, of the Growth of Sicily, from Leghorn," as fit to pass, without any Amendment.

Queen to be a tended with Address.

"The Earl of Bradford reported, That he had attended Her Majesty, to know what Time Her Majesty will please to appoint, for this House to attend Her, with the Address; and that Her Majesty hath appointed this Day, at Five a Clock, for this House to attend Her, with their Address, at St. James's."

Bishop Chichester to preach.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Bishop of Chichester shall be, and he is hereby, desired to preach before this House, on Wednesday next, in the Abbey Church at Westminster, that being the Day on which Her Majesty began Her happy Reign.

Rose versus College of Physicians, in Error:

Upon reading the Petition of the President and College, or Commonalty, of the Faculty of Physic, London; praying a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Errors argued upon the Writ of Error now depending in this House, wherein William Rose is Plaintiff, and the Petitioners Defendants:

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 this Instant March, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon.

Message from H. C. with a Bill.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Dolben and others:

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for taking, examining, and stating, the Public Accompts of the Kingdom;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Savage versus Sir Wm. Humble.

Whereas To-morrow was appointed for hearing of the Cause, wherein Diana Savage is Appellant, and Sir William Humble and others are Respondents:

Causes removed.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will peremptorily hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Monday next, at Ten a Clock, the First Business; and that all other Causes be removed in Course, according to Orders this Day.

Letter to Ld. Wharton, referred to Committee of Admiralty Papers.

A Letter, directed to the Lord Wharton, being offered to the House, was read, signed, "Stephen Mason," and dated 2d March, 1703.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Consideration of the said Letter shall be, and is hereby, referred to the Lords Committees appointed to consider the Papers delivered into this House from the Admiralty-office; whose Lordships, having sent for and heard such Persons concerning the same as they shall think fit, are afterwards to report to the House.

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, quartum diem instantis Martii, hora decima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

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* Deest in Originali.