House of Lords Journal Volume 18
2 March 1709

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 18: 2 March 1709', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 18: 1705-1709 (1767-1830), pp. 652-654. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=29724 Date accessed: 03 September 2014.


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DIE Mercurii, 2 Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Comes Godolphin, Thesaurarius.
Ds. Sommers, Præses.
Comes Pembroke, Admirallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Buckingham & Normanby.
Dux Hamilton.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburghe.
Dux Dover.
March. Kent, Camerarius.
March. Dorchester.
March. Annandale.
Comes Derby.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Dorsett & Midd'x.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Orford.
Comes Grantham.
Comes Greenwich.
Comes Powlett.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Mar.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Wemyss.
Comes Leven.
Comes Northesk.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Seafield.
Comes Glasgow.
Comes Play.
Viscount Townshend.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Ossulstone.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Halifax.

PRAYERS.

D. of Marlborough takes the Oaths.

This Day John Duke of Marlborough took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Thanks of the House to the Duke of Marlborough, for his eminent Services:

Then the Lord Chancellor, pursuant to Order Yesterday, gave his Grace the Duke of Marlborough the Thanks of this House, for his great and eminent Services the last Campaign in Flanders; (videlicet,)

"My Lord Duke of Marlborough,

"I have the Honour to be again commanded by this House, to give your Grace their most hearty and unanimous Thanks, for the great and eminent Services you have performed this last Campaign, particularly to Her Majesty and Her Kingdoms, and in general to all the Allies.

"When I last obeyed the like Commands, I could not but infer, from your Grace's former Successes, we had still most reasonable Expectations you could not fail to improve them.

"I beg Leave to congratulate your Grace, that the Observation then made has proved, as it was indeed intended, perfectly true.

"I hope I shall not be thought to exceed my present Commission, if, being thus led to contemplate the mighty Things your Grace has done for us, I cannot conclude without acknowledging, with all Gratitude, the Providence of God, in raising you up, to be an Instrument of so much Good, in so critical a Juncture, when it was so much wanted."

To which his Grace replied:

His Grace's Reply.

"My Lords,

"I hope you will do me the Justice to believe, there are very few Things could give me more Satisfaction, than the favourable Approbation of my Services by this House.

"And I beg Leave to assure your Lordships, it shall be the constant Endeavour of my Life, to deserve the Continuance of your good Opinion."

Queen's Answer, to Address relating to North Britain.

The Lord Chamberlain acquainted the House, "That he had presented their Lordships Address relating to North Britain; and that Her Majesty was pleased to give an Answer to this Effect:

"That Her Majesty would give Order for the Things and Papers desired, to be laid before the House."

Haydon's Bill.

The Earl of Manchester reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate of Gideon Haydon Esquire, deceased, lying in the County of Devon, in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of the Debts wherewith it stands incumbered; and settling the Overplus to the Uses in his Marriage Settlement limited and declared," as fit to pass, with some Amendments.

Which were read Twice, and agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with the said Amendments.

L. Willughby de Broke's Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain a Clause in a Statute made in the Twentyseventh Year of the Reign of King Henry the Eighth, enabling Tenants in Tail, in Possession, to make Jointures to Wives; and enlarging the same, so as Richard Lord Willughby de Broke, and other Tenants in Tail in Possession, may make Jointures to the Wives of their Eldest Sons or Grandsons."

Bp. Chichester's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining and making more effectual an Act made Anno Primo Annæ Reginæ, intituled, An Act, giving further Time to John Lord Bishop of Chichester, and his Successors, to make Leases of certain Houses and Ground, in and near Chancery Lane, belonging to the Bishopric of Chichester."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

D. Newcastle's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting in John Duke of Newcastle, and his Heirs, certain Lands belonging to the Vicarage of Walesby, in the County of Nottingham, in Lieu of an Annual Rent of Ten Pounds, payable to the Vicar of the said Vicarage, and his Successors for ever."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it, and the Bp. of Chichester's Bill.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Medlycott and Mr. Fellowes:

To carry down the said last Two mentioned Bills, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Sir J. Bolles' Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Payment of the Debts of Sir John Bolles Baronet, a Lunatic."

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

Ds. Sommers, Præses.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Hamilton.
Dux Montrose.
March. Annandale.
Comes Derby.
Comes Lincolne.
Comes Dorset & Middl'x.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Orford.
Comes Grantham.
Comes Greenwich.
Comes Poulett.
Comes Mar.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Wemyss.
Comes Northesk.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Seafield.
Comes Play.
Viscount Townshend.
Arch. Cant.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Ossulstone.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Halifax.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Thursday the Seventeenth Day of this Instant March, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Elye's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Elye Esquire to raise Money out of his Estate, to pay his Debts; and for settling the Residue thereof, together with the Estate of Elizabeth his Wife, to the Uses intended by his Marriage Settlement."

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords Committees above named.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet at the same Time and Place.

The Judges sent Yesterday to the House of Commons return Answer:

That they had delivered the Address, as com manded.

Coxe & al. Leave for a Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Lord Chief Justice of Her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas and the Lord Chief Baron of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer, to whom was referred the Petition of Daniel Coxe the Elder, Doctor in Physic, and Rebecca his Wife, Daughter of John Coldham Esquire, deceased, and of Samuel Coxe and others, the Eleven surviving Grandchildren of the said John Coldham; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners have hereby Leave given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the Petition.

Smithfield Cattle, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining and making more effectual that Part of an Act passed in the Fifth Year of Her present Majesty's Reign, concerning the buying and selling of Cattle in Smithfield; and for giving Leave for bringing up Calves dead to London, as formerly."

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the same Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Payment of the Debts of Sir John Bolles Baronet, a Lunatic," is referred.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet at the same Time and Place.

Message from H. C. to return the Address, with Amendments.

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

To return the Address of this House, sent to them Yesterday for their Concurrence; and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with inserting the Words ["and Commons"]; and adding, at the End of the said Address these Words; (videlicet,)

["And that, for the Security of Your Majesty's Dominions, the Preservation of Trade, and the general Benefit of the Allies, Your Majesty will be graciously pleased that Care may be taken, that the Fortifications and Harbour of Dunkirk may be demolished and destroyed."]

Then the Amendments, being read Twice, were agreed to.

Which Address, with the said Amendments so agreed to, was read entire; and is as followeth; (videlicet,)

Address for the Preservation of the Repose and Quiet of Europe, by establishing a firm Friendship among the Allies, &c.

"We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons in Parliament assembled, considering the great Expence of Blood and Treasure that Your Majesty and Your Allies have been at, in prosecuting this long War, for securing the Liberties of Europe, do most humbly beseech Your Majesty, that, for preserving the Repose and Quiet of Europe, and preventing the ambitious Designs of France for the future, Your Majesty would be pleased to take Care, at the Conclusion of the War, to continue and establish a good and firm Friendship among all the Allies; and that the French King may be obliged to own Your Majesty's Title and the Protestant Succession, as it is established by the Laws of Great Britain; and that Your Allies be engaged to become Guarantees of the same.

"And that Your Majesty would take effectual Methods, that the Pretender shall be removed out of the French Dominions; and not suffered to return, to disturb Your Majesty, Your Heirs, or Successors in the Protestant Line: And that, for the Security of Your Majesty's Dominions, the Preservation of Trade, and the general Benefit of the Allies, Your Majesty will be graciously pleased that Care may be taken, that the Fortifications and Harbour of Dunkirk may be demolished and destroyed."

Then,

Message to H. C. that the Lords agree to the Amendments to it:

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Medlycott and Mr. Fellowes:

To let them know, that this House hath agreed to the Amendments made by them to the said Address.

Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lords with White Staves do attend Her Majesty, humbly to know what Time Her Majesty will please to be attended, with the Address of both Houses of Parliament.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Queen to be attended with it:

The Lord Chamberlain acquainted the House, "That he had attended Her Majesty; and that Her Majesty is pleased to appoint To-morrow, at Six a Clock in the Evening, to be attended, at St. James's, with the Address of both Houses."

Then,

Message to H. C. to acquaint them with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Medlycott and Mr. Fellowes:

To acquaint them, that Her Majesty hath appointed at Six a Clock To-morrow, in the Evening, to be attended, at St. James's, with the Address of both Houses; and that, in respect to Her Majesty's present Circumstances, their Lordships have ordered the Lord Chancellor only to attend Her Majesty, on the Part of this House, at that Time.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Veneris, quartum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.