House of Lords Journal Volume 18
18 December 1707

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 18: 18 December 1707', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 18: 1705-1709 (1767-1830), pp. 392-394. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=29592 Date accessed: 16 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Die Jovis, 18 Decembris.

REGINA.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. London.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Lincoln.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Ds. Godolphin, Thesaurarius.
Dux Devonshire, Senescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Ormonde.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Schonburg.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Montrosse.
March. Kent, Camerarius.
March. Dorchester.
March. Tweeddale.
March. Lothian.
Comes Derby.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Essex.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Portland.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Grantham.
Comes Greenwich.
Comes Wharton.
Comes Poulett.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Bindon.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Wemyss.
Comes Leven.
Comes Seafield.
Comes Roseberie.
Comes Glasgow.
Comes Play.
Viscount Townshend.
Ds. Lawarr.
Ds. d' Berkeley.
Ds. Pagett.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Barnard.
Ds. Halifax.

PRAYERS.

Two Acts passed in Scotland, to repeal, Bill.

The House (pursuant to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing and declaring the Determination of Two Acts passed in the Parliament of Scotland;" the One, intituled, "Act for the Security of the Kingdom;" the other, "Act anent Peace and War."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Herbert 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 repealing and declaring the Determination of Two Acts passed in the Parliament of Scotland; the One, intituled, "Act for the Security of the Kingdom;" the other, "Act anent Peace and War."

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.

Land Tax Bill.

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, to be raised by a Land Tax in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eight."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Herbert 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 granting an Aid to Her Majesty, to be raised by a Land Tax in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eight."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it,

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Gery and Mr. Rogers:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Return of English Prisoners.

The Commissioners of the Sick and Wounded, at the Bar, delivered several Papers relating to Seamen, pursuant to the Order of this House of the Thirteenth Instant.

Message from H. C. with a Bill.

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

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Exportation of White Woollen Cloth;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Woollen Cloth, Exportation, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Exportation of White Woollen Cloth."

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time To-morrow, in a full House.

Commodore Kerr to answer Accusation:

This Day Captain Kerr, attending as ordered, was called in: And the Lord Chancellor, by Order of the House, acquainted him with the Substance of what was objected to him; and "that he was to have a Copy of the Accusation, to which he was to answer in reasonable Time."

Then, he being withdrawn,

To have Copies of Informations against him:

It was Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Captain Kerr shall have Copies of the Informations against him; and shall put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on the Eighth Day of January next, at Eleven a Clock.

Wood to attend.

Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That To-morrow, at Twelve a Clock, Mr. Thomas Wood do attend this House, to acquaint the House, "Whether he has any other Papers, relating to the Accusation of Captain Kerr, to be laid before the House."

Queen present:

Her Majesty, being seated on Her Royal Throne, adorned with Her Crown and Regal Ornaments, attended with Her Officers of State (the Peers being in their Robes); commanded the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "It is Her Majesty's Pleasure, that they attend Her presently, in the House of Peers."

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Clerk of the Parliaments received the Land Tax Bill from the Hands of the Speaker, and brought it to the Table; where the Clerk of the Crown read the Title of that and the other Bills to be passed, as followeth; (videlicet,)

Bills passed.

"I. An Act for granting an Aid to Her Majesty, to be raised by a Land Tax in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eight."

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

"La Reine remercie ses bon Subjects; accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."

"2. An Act for repealing and declaring the Determination of Two Acts passed in the Parliament of Scotland; the One, intituled, "Act for the Security of the Kingdom;" the other, "Act anent Peace and War."

"3. An Act for better seecuring the Duties of East India Goods."

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

"La Reine le veult."

Then Her Majesty was pleased to say as followeth:

Queen's Speech.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"I am very well pleased with the Occasion of My coming hither at this Time, and desirous to take this Opportunity of expressing to you the Satisfaction I have in seeing so good a Progress made in the Public Business.

"Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"I am extremely sensible of the Readiness and Affection with which you have provided so considerable a Part of the Supplies. As I am fully persuaded it must needs give the greatest Satisfaction to all our Allies; so I look upon it as a sure Pledge of your being disposed to make good those hearty Assurances which you gave Me in the Beginning of the Session.

"I told you, at the Opening of this Parliament, that I did hope you would look upon the Services relating to Spain, Portugal, and the Army under the Command of the Duke of Savoy, to be of so much Importance in the Prosecution of this War, that they might deserve an Augmentation; which I cannot but think will be of the greatest Use to the Common Cause, both with regard to those particular Services, and to the putting ourselves in a Condition to improve such favourable Opportunities as may arise in the ensuing Year.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"I shall only add, that, as nothing is more essential to My own Quiet, and the Happiness of all My good Subjects, than the bringing this War to a safe and honourable Conclusion; so I must think Myself obliged to look upon all those who are willing and desirous to support Me in it, for attaining that End, as the most proper Objects of My Favour and Encouragement.

"I cannot conclude, without once more recommending to you, to confirm and improve the Advantages of our happy Union; not doubting but, at the same Time, you will have a due Regard to what shall be found necessary for preserving the Public Peace throughout the whole Island of Great Britain."

Then Her Majesty was pleased to withdraw; and the Commons returned to their House.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

The Lord Chancellor reported Her Majesty's Speech.

Address, Committee to prepare.

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That an humble Address of Thanks shall be presented to Her Majesty, for Her most Gracious Speech made this Day to both Houses of Parliament.

Lords Committees appointed to draw an humble Address of Thanks to Her Majesty, for Her most Gracious Speech, upon the Debate in the House; and report to the House.

Dux Devonshire, Senescallus.
Dux Ormonde.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Queensberry.
March. Dorchester.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Wharton.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Seafield.
Comes Wemyss.
Viscount Townshend.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet presently, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, decimum nonum diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.