House of Lords Journal Volume 17
21 March 1704

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 17: 21 March 1704', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 17: 1701-1705 (1767-1830), pp. 503-505. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=14764 Date accessed: 02 August 2014.


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DIE Martis, 21 Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Duresme, & Crew.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Petrib.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Ds. Godolphin, Thesaurarius.
Comes Pembroke, Præses.
Dux Buckingham, C. P. S.
Dux Devonshire, Senescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Marlborough.
Comes Lindsey, Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Carlisle, Marescallus.
Comes Jersey, Camerarius.
Comes Kent.
Comes Derby.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Kingston.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Essex.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Portland.
Comes Torrington.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Romney.
Comes Orford.
Viscount Townshend.
Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. Lawarr.
Ds. Ferrers.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Grey W.
Ds. Poulet.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Ossulstone.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Stawel.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Halifax.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Gernsey.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Conway.
Ds. Harvey.

PRAYERS.

Public Accompts, for taking, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the taking, examining, and stating, the Public Accompts of the Kingdom."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill, with the Amendments, 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 Robert Legard and Sir Richard Holford:

To return the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Accomptants, to charge with Interest monies, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for better charging several Accomptants with Interestmonies by them received, and to be received."

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.

Recruits for Land Service and Marines, Bill:

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising Recruits for the Land Forces and Marines; and for dispensing with Part of the Act for the Encouragement and Increase of Shipping and Navigation, during the present War."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Proposal for a Rider to it:

Then; it being proposed, "That a Rider be added to the Bill, at the Third Reading thereof; and that the said Bill should not be read a Third Time till To-morrow:"

And Debate thereupon;

The Question was put, "Whether this House shall be now adjourned ?"

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Protest against not adjourning:

"Dissentientibus,
Stawell.
Nottingham.
Rochester.
Granville.
Dartmouth.
H. London.
Torrington.
Geo. Bath & W.
Haversham.
Crewe.
Guilford."

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising Recruits for the Land Forces and Marines; and for dispensing with Part of the Act for the Encouragement and Increase of Shipping and Navigation, during the present War."

Then the Rider was offered, and read, as followeth; (videlicet,)

Rider to the Bill rejected.

"Provided also, and be it Enacted, That no Person shall be obliged to serve as a Soldier, for the Purposes in this Act, without the Consent of the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor; or the major Part of them, in the respective Parishes where the said Soldiers are raised; which Consent to be signified to the said Justices of Peace, under the Hands of the said Churchwardens, or Overseers."

After Debate;

The Question was put, "Whether this Rider shall be read a Second Time?"

It was Resolved in the Negative.

"Dissentientibus,
Warrington.
Bolton.
Townshend.
T. Wharton.
Sunderland.
Colepeper.
Poulett.
Nottingham.
Rochester.
Stawell.
Granville.
Gernsey.
H. London.
So&mtilde;ers.
Torrington.
Geo. Bath & W.
Denbigh.
Orford.
J. Norwich.
Guilford.
Crewe.
Lempster.
Abingdon."

ORDERED, That the said Rider shall be, and is hereby, rejected.

Bill passed:

Then the Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass ?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Protest against a Clause in it.

"Dissentient.

"Because there is in the Bill this following Clause; (videlicet,)

"Warrington.

"That it shall and may be lawful for the Justices of the Peace of every County and Riding within this Realm, or any Three or more of them, to raise and levy such able-bodied Men as have not any lawful Calling or Employment, or visible Means for their Maintenance and Livelihood, to serve as Soldiers, for the Purposes in the Bill mentioned.

"Thanet.
Anglesey.
Dartmouth.
Nottingham.
Granville.
Poulett.
Rochester.
Gower.
Conway.
Gernsey.
H. London.
Torrington.
Stawell.
Geo. Bath & W.
Lempster.
Abingdon.
Guilford.
Crewe.
Haversham."

ORDERED, That the Commons have Notice, that the Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising Recruits for the Land Forces and Marines; and for dispensing with Part of the Act for the Encouragement and Increase of Shipping and Navigation, during the present War," without any Amendment.

Admiralty Papers, Report about.

The House being informed, "That the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Admiralty Papers were ready to make their Report, when the House think fit:"

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Report shall be made on Thursday next, at Twelve a Clock; and all the Lords summoned.

Lists of Justices of Peace to be considered.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lists of Justices, now in Commission in the several Counties of this Kingdom, now before this House, as also those who have been put out since Midsummer 1700, shall be taken into Consideration on Thursday next.

Proxy of a Peer out of the Realm.

The House this Day taking Notice, that the Duke of Schonburg hath a Proxy entered, and made Use of, although he be out of the Kingdom:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That it shall be, and is hereby, referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges, to consider thereof; and report their Opinions thereupon to the House.

Their Lordships to meet on Friday next, at Ten a Clock.

Message from H. C. to return the Bill concerning Persons in Public Offices Privilege of Parliament.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further Explanation and Regulation of Privilege of Parliament, in relation to Persons in Public Offices;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made to the said Bill.

Messages from thence, with Bills.

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

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny, Desertion, and false Musters; and for better paying of the Army and Quarters, and for satisfying divers Arrears; and for a further Continuance of the Powers of the Five Commissioners for examining and determining the Accompts of the Army;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better securing and regulating the Duties upon Salt;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Salt Duties, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better securing and regulating the Duties upon Salt."

Baker's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the further recompensing of John Baker Gentleman, and his Family, for the Services of Colonel Baker at London-Derry in Ireland; and for stating the Accompts of the late Receivers of the Rents and Profits of the forfeited Estates in Ireland."

ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)

Ds. Thesaurarius.
Ds. Senescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Bolton.
Comes Carlisle, Marescallus.
Comes Jersey, Camerarius.
Comes Kent.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Kingston.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Essex.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Portland.
Comes Torrington.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Romney.
Comes Orford.
Viscount Townshend.
Epus. London.
Epus. Duresme.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Petrib.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. Lawarr.
Ds. Ferrers.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Grey W.
Ds. Poulet.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Ossulstone.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Halifax.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Gernsey.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet To-morrow, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Message from H. C. to return the Insolvent Debtors Bill, who will serve the Queen.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Discharge out of Prison such Insolvent Debtors as shall serve, or procure a Person to serve, in Her Majesty's Fleet or Army;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made to the said Bill.

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, vicesimum secundum diem instantis Martii, hora duodecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.