House of Lords Journal Volume 18
18 April 1709

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 18: 18 April 1709', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 18: 1705-1709 (1767-1830), pp. 711-712. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=29760 Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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DIE Lunæ, 18 Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Asaphen.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Comes Godolphin, Thesaurarius.
Ds. Sommers, Præses.
Dux Devonshire, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Shrewsbury.
Dux Buckingham & Normanby.
Dux Hamilton.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Orford.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Seafield.
Comes Roseberie.
Comes I'lay.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Ossulstone.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Halifax.
Ds. Gernsey.
Ds. Hervey.

Prayers.

Message from H. C. with a Bill.

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

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the former Acts for the Encouragement of the Coinage; and to encourage the bringing Foreign Coins, and British or Foreign Plate, to be coined; and for making Provision for the Mints in Scotland; and for the prosecuting Offences concerning the Coin in England;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Acts for Encouragement of Coinage, to continue, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the former Acts for the Encouragement of the Coinage; and to encourage the bringing of Foreign Coins, and British or Foreign Plate, to be coined; and for making Provision for the Mints in Scotland; and for the prosecuting Offences concerning the Coin in England."

Message from H. C. with a Bill.

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

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for appointing Commissioners to treat and agree for such Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, as shall be judged proper to be purchased, for the better fortifying Portsmouth, Chatham, and Harwich;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Portsmouth, Chatham, and Harwich Harbours, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for appointing Commissioners, to treat and agree for such Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, as shall be judged proper to be purchased, for the better fortifying Portsmouth, Chatham, and Harwich."

Message from H. C. to return the Bill for Infants to make Conveyances of their Estates.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Infants, who are seised or possessed of Estates in Fee in Trust, or by Way of Mortgage, to make Conveyances of such Estates;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made to the said Bill.

Address, on Behalf of the Clerks and Officers of the House.

The House being moved, "That the great Losses which have been, and will be, to the Clerks and Officers of this House, by reason of several Orders made relating to Private Bills, and of the Act for a general Naturalization, might be considered:"

The following Address was made; (videlicet,)

"We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliment assembled, taking into our Consideration the great Losses which have been, and will be annually, to the Clerks, Officers, and Servants attending this House, by reason of several Orders and Rules made relating to Private Bills; as also of the Act passed this Session of Parliament for a general Naturalization, and otherwise; do therefore most humbly beseech Your Majesty, that You will be graciously pleased to allow them such Recompence and Encouragement, by Salary, or otherwise, as Your Majesty in Your great Wisdom and Bounty shall think fit."

Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord High Treasurer do wait on Her Majesty, with the said Address.

Act to prevent Coining; Act about Promissory Notes, &c.; and Bankrupt Laws, to continue, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making perpetual an Act for the better preventing the counterfeiting the current Coin of this Kingdom; as also an Act for giving like Remedy upon Promissory Notes as (fn. *) is used upon Bills of Exchange, and for the better Payment of Inland Bills of Exchange; and also for continuing several Acts made in the Fourth and Fifth Year of Her Majesty's Reign, for preventing Frauds committed by Bankrupts."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with an Amendment to it.

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

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

Bank of England, and Supply, Bill.

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Capital Stock of the Bank of England; and for raising a further Supply to Her Majesty, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Nine."

After some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Scarbrough reported, "That the Committee of the whole House 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 enlarging the Capital Stock of the Bank of England; and for raising a further Supply to Her Majesty, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Nine."

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.

Several Duties, to continue, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing several Impositions and Duties, to raise Money by Way of Loan; and for exporting British Copper and Brass Wire, Duty free; and for circulating a further Sum in Exchequer Bills, in case a new Contract be made in that Behalf; and concerning the Oaths to be administered in relation to Italian Thrown Silks; and touching Oils and Plantation Goods of Foreigners, taken, or to be taken, as Prize; and concerning Drugs of America, to be imported from Her Majesty's Plantations; and for appropriating the Monies given in this Session of Parliament; and for making out Debentures for Two Transport Ships, in this Act named; and to allow a further Time for registering certain Debentures; and for Relief of Persons who have lost such Tickets, Exchequer Bills, Debentures, Tallies, or Orders, as in this Act are mentioned."

Bridges & al. Executors of the Earl of Kildare versus Sir Arthur Shaen:

After hearing Counsel, upon the Answer of Sir Arthur Shaen Baronet, put in to the Petition of George Rodney Bridges and Richard Bagot Esquires, Executors and Devisees of the late Earl of Kildare, against an Order of this House of the Four and Twentieth of March last, made upon a Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Consideration of the said Petition was referred; as also Counsel for the Petitioners; and due Consideration of what was offered thereupon:

Last Order assembled, with Costs.

It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Order of this House of the Four and Twentieth of March last, made in this Case, shall be, and is hereby, affirmed: And it is further Ordered, That Sir Arthur Shaen do pay, or cause to be paid, unto the said George Rodney Bridges and Richard Bagot, the Sum of Twenty Pounds, for their Costs.

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

* Deest. vide p. 695. a. 698. a. 709. b. & 711. a.