House of Lords Journal Volume 19
16 March 1710

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 19: 16 March 1710', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 19: 1709-1714 (1767-1830), pp. 108-110. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=29843 Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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DIE Jovis, 16 Martii.

REGINA.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Duresme.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bath & Well.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Comes Godolphin, Thesaurarius.
Ds. Sommers, Præses.
Dux Newcastle, C. P. S.
Dux Devonshire, Senescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Cleveland.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Schonburg.
Dux Shrewsbury.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Buckingham.
Dux Hamilton.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Dover.
March. Kent, Camerarius.
March. Dorchester.
Comes Derby.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Lincolne.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Dorset & Midd'x.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Berkshire.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Holderness.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Portland.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Orford.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Grantham.
Comes Greenwich.
Comes Wharton.
Comes Poulett.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Crafurd.
Comes Mar.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Wemyss.
Comes Leven.
Comes Northesk.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Seafield.
Comes Roseberie.
Comes Glasgow.
Comes I'lay.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Weymouth.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Ferrers.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Willughby Br.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Leigh.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Colepeper.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Lexington.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Ossulstone.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Halifax.
Ds. Gernsey.
Ds. Conway.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds. Pelham.

PRAYERS.

Ropley Commons and Farnham Bill.

The Earl of Rochester reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the enclosing of Ropley Commons, in the County of Southampton; and for the Improvement of the old disparked Park of Farnham, in the County of Southampton," as fit to pass, without any Amendment.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Hull Poor, Bill:

The Earl of Rochester also reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Provision for the Poor, in the Town of Kingston upon Hull," as fit to pass, without any Amendment.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Provision for the Poor, in the Town of Kingston upon Hull."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Cooper's Bill.

The House being informed, "That James Clerk (named a Trustee in the Act now before the Judges, for Relief of Joseph Cooper Gentleman) was obliged to go to Ireland suddenly:"

And he attending was called in; and, at the Bar, did declare his Acceptance of the Trust; and "that he would perform the same."

Act to prohibit the Exportation of Corn, &c. to explain, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain so much of the Act for prohibiting the Exportation of Corn, Malt, Meal, Flour, Bread, Biscuit, and Starch, and Low Wines, Spirits, Worts, and Wash, drawn from Malted Corn, by which Act the said Commodities are admitted to be carried from the Isle of Wight from several Markets; and for giving Liberty to export certain Quantities of Oatmeal, for the Uses of the British Hospitals beyond the Seas."

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

Comes Godolphin, Thesaurarius.
Ds. Sommers, Præses.
Dux Devon.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Schonburg.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Buckingham.
Dux Hamilton.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Dover.
March. Kent, Camerarius.
March. Dorchester.
Comes Derby.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Dorsett & Midd'x.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Berkshire.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Orford.
Comes Greenwich.
Comes Wharton.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Mar.
Comes Wemyss.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Seafield.
Comes Roseberie.
Comes I'lay.
Viscount Weymouth.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bath & Well.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Cestr.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Cicestr.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Ferrers.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Leigh.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Colepeper.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Lexington.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Ossulstone.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Halifax.
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. with a Bill.

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

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by vesting the Copies of Printed Books in the Authors or Purchasers of such Copies during the Times therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Printed Books, for vesting the Copies in the Authors, &c. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by vesting the Copies of printed Books in the Authors or Purchasers of such Copies during the Times therein mentioned."

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Tuesday next, at Eleven a Clock.

Entry in the Journal to be considered.

The Lords taking Notice of the Entry in the Journal, of the Fourteenth Instant:

It is Ordered, That the Lords Sub-committees appointed to consider of the Orders and Customs of the House, and to peruse and perfect the Journal of this Parliament, shall meet To-morrow, at Ten a Clock, in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to inspect the abovesaid Entry; and all the Lords this Day present to be of the Committee.

Dr. Sacheverel's Impeachment:

Then the Order of the Fourteenth Instant being read, for taking into Consideration the Impeachment of Doctor Henry Sacheverell, Article by Article;

Motion to declare, that the Commons had made good the First Article:

And it being moved, "To declare, that the Commons had made good the First Article against Doctor Sacheverell:"

After long Debate thereupon;

This Question was proposed, "That the Commons have made good their First Article of Impeachment against Henry Sacheverell Doctor in Divinity."

And after further Debate thereupon;

This Question was put, "Whether this Question shall be now put?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Protest against putting the Question:

"Diffentient.

"Because, we humby conceive, there are no Reflections therein contained on the Memory of the late King William, nor the Revolution; and that there is no Offence charged therein upon Doctor Sacheverell against any known Law of the Land.

"Ormonde.

"Jo. Ebor.

"Hamilton. "Wemyss.

"Anglesey.

"Berkshire.

"Leeds. Thanet.

"Suffolk. Rochester. Shrewsbury.

"Scarbrough. "Buckingham.

"Poulett. Nottingham.

"Craven.

"Beaufort. North & Grey.

"Weymouth.

"Denbigh. Jersey.

"Sussex.

Willughby Broke. Conway.

"Lexington.

"Stawell.

"Yarmouth. Northesk.

"Abingdon. Scarsdale.

"Osborne.

"Lempster.

"Northampton. Plimouth.

"Howard.

"R. Ferrers. H. London. Say & Seale.

"Mar. Guilford.

"Berkeley of Stratton.

"Leigh.

"N. Duresme.

"Weston.

"Tho. Roffen. Dartmouth.

"W. Cestriens. Chandos.

"Geo. Bath. & Well.

"Gernsey.

"Haversham."

Resolution that the Commons have made good the First Article:

Then the main Question was put, "That the Commons have made good their First Article of Impeachment against Henry Sacheverell Doctor in Divinity?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Protest against it:

"Diffentient.

"Buckingham.

"Dartmouth.

"Guilford.

"Mar.

"Shrewsbury.

Because, by the Laws of the Land, the Laws of Parliament, and the inherent Right of Peerage, every Peer is to judge for himself, both of the Fact as well as of the Law; and cannot be precluded from it by any Majority, which indeed must determine the Case in respect of the Criminal; but never did, nor can, preclude any Lord from voting the Party accused Guilty, or Not Guilty, of the Fact as well as of the Crime of such Fact.

"Leeds. Thanet. Beaufort.

"Denbigh.

"Sussex. Northampton.

"Scarsdale.

"N. Duresme.

"Yarmouth. Nottingham.

"Rochester. Scarbrough. Ashburnham.

"Willoughby. Broke.

"Jersey. Weymouth.

"Craven.

"W. Cestriens. Stawell. R. Ferrers.

"North & Grey.

"Haversham. Conway. Plimouth.

"Osborne.

"H. London. Howard.

"Northesk.

"Tho. Roffen.

"Abingdon.

"Geo. Bath. & Well.

"Berkshire. Leigh. Gernsey. Lempster."

It is Resolved, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Commons have made good their First Article of Impeachment against Henry Sacheverell Doctor in Divinity.

Lords will proceed in the Impeachment.

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House shall, Tomorrow, at Eleven a Clock, proceed upon the Second Article of Impeachment against Henry Sacheverell Doctor in Divinity.

Justice Tracy, Leave to go the Circuit.

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Mr. Justice Tracy hath hereby Leave given him to go the Circuit.

Adjourn.

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