DIE Mercurii, 31 Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
|Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Rochester, Præses.
Dux Buckingham, Senescallus.
March. Lindsey, Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Suffolk & Bindon.
Comes Dorset & Midd'x.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. North & Grey.
Malt, &c. Bill:
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put
into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for
charging and continuing the Duties upon Malt, Mum,
Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One
Thousand Seven Hundred and Eleven."
And, after some Time, the House was resumed.
And the Lord Bishop of Carlisle reported, "That the
Committee had gone through the said Bill; and think
it fit to pass, without any Amendment."
vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for
charging and continuing the Duties upon Malt,
Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the
Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eleven."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall
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
Mr. Rogers and Mr. Hiccocks:
To let them know, the Lords have agreed to the
said Bill, without any Amendment.
Thanks to Bp. of Chester, for his Sermon.
Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in
Parliament assembled, That the Thanks of this House
be, and are hereby, given to the Lord Bishop of Chester, for his Sermon preached before this House Yesterday, in the Abbey Church at (fn. *)
Westminster; and he is
hereby desired to print and publish the same.
Malt Bill, passed by Commission.
The Lord Keeper acquainted the House, "That
Her Majesty had been pleased to grant a Commission, directed to the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury,
and other Lords, for declaring Her Royal Assent to
a Bill, intituled, An Act for charging and continuing the Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven
Hundred and Eleven."
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.
The House was resumed.
Then Five of the Lords Commissioners, in their
Robes, being seated on a Form placed between the
Throne and the Woolsack; the Lord Keeper in the
Middle; the Lord President and the Duke of Ormonde
on his Right Hand; and the Lord Steward and Duke
of Marlborough on his Left, commanded the Gentleman
Usher of the Black Rod to go to the House of Commons, and desire their Attendance, presently, in the
House of Peers.
Who being come, with their Speaker; the Lord
"My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,
"Her Majesty, not thinking fit to be Personally
present here at this Time, has been pleased to cause
Her Letters Patents to be issued under Her Great Seal,
and hath thereby given Her Royal Assent to a Bill
therein mentioned, which has passed both Houses,
and is intituled, "An Act for charging and continuing the Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and
Perry, for the Service of the Year One Thousand
Seven Hundred and Eleven;" and, by Her said Letters
Patents, hath commanded us, in Her Absence, to declare and notify Her Royal Assent to the said Act, in
this House, in the Presence of you the Lords and
Commons here to be assembled for that Purpose:
Which Letters Patents we desire may be read."
And the same (fn. *) was accordingly read, by the Clerk;
as follows; (videlicet,)
"Anne, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain,
France, and Ireland, Queen, Defender of the Faith,
&c. To Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved
the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our Trusty
and Well-beloved the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Boroughs,
of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting. Whereas We have seen,
and perfectly understood, an Act, agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects, the Lords
Spiritual and Temporal and the Commons in this
Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by
you, as hath been accustomed; the Title and Name
of which Act hereafter doth particularly ensue; (that
is to say,) "An Act for charging and continuing the
Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the
Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred
and Eleven:" And albeit the said Act, by you Our
said Subjects the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, is fully agreed and consented unto; yet, nevertheless, the same is not of
Force and Effect in the Law, without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Act. And forasmuch
as, for divers great and urgent Causes and Considerations, We cannot conveniently, at this present,
be Personally in Our Royal Person in the Higher
House of Our said Parliament, being the Place
accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts
as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons; We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patents to be made,
and have signed the same; and by the same do give
and put Our Royal Assent to the said Act, and to
all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions, therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the
said Act; willing, that the said Act, and every Article, Clause, Sentence, and Provision, therein contained, from henceforth, shall be of the same
Strength, Force, and Effect, as if We had been Personally present in the said Higher House, and had
openly and publicy, in the Presence of you all,
assented to the same: And We do, by these Presents,
declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well
to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and the
Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may
concern; commanding also, by these Presents, Our
Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Sir Simon Harcourt Knight, Our Keeper of Our Great Seal
of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patents
with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; and also
commanding the Most Reverend Father in God and
Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Thomas Lord Archbishop of Canterbury Primate and Metropolitan of all England, Our said Keeper of Our
Great Seal of Great Britain, Our Right Trusty and
Right Well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Lawrence
Earl of Rochester Our President of Our Council, Our
Right Trusty and Right Entirely Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors John Duke of Newcastle Our
Keeper of Our Privy Seal, John Duke of the County of Buckingham and of Normanby Our Steward of
Our Household, Charles Duke of Shrewsbury Our
Chamberlain of Our Household, Charles Duke of
Somerset Our Master of Our Horse, James Duke of
Ormonde Our Lieutenant of Our Kingdom of Ireland,
John Duke of Marlborough, James Duke of Queensberry and Dover Our Principal Secretary of State,
Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousin
and Counsellor John Earl Poulet First Commissioner
of Our Treasury of Great Britain, and Our Right
Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor William Lord
Dartmouth One of Our Principal Secretaries, or any
Three or more of them, to declare and notify this
Our Royal Assent, in Our Absence, in the said
Higher House, in the Presence of you the said Lords
and Commons of Our Parliament, there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Our
Parliaments to endorse the said Act with such Terms
and Words, in Our Name, as is requisite and hath
been accustomed for the same; and also to enrol
these Our Letters Patents, and the said Act, in the
Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patents shall
be, to every of them, a sufficient Warrant in that
Behalf. And, finally, We do declare and will, That
after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by
these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, that then, and immediately, the said Act shall
be taken, accepted, and admitted, a good, sufficient,
and perfect Act of Parliament and Law, to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes, and to be put
in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or
Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use,
Custom, Thing, or Things, to the contrary thereof,
notwithstanding. In Witness whereof, We have
caused these Our Letters to be made Patents.
Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the One and
Thirtieth Day of January, in the Ninth Year
of Our Reign.
"Per ipsam Reginam, propria Manu signat.
Then the Lord Keeper said,
"In Obedience to Her Majesty's Command, and by
Virtue of the Commission which has been now read,
we, Five of the Commissioners therein named, do
declare and notify to you the Lords Spiritual and
Temporal and Commons in Parliament assembled,
that Her Majesty has given Her Royal Assent to the
said Act in the Commission mentioned; and the Clerks
are required to pass the same, in the usual Form and
Then the Clerk of the Parliaments received the said
Bill from the Hands of the Speaker, and brought it to
the Table, where the Clerk of the Crown read the
"An Act for charging and continuing the Duties
upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and
To which the Clerk of the Parliaments pronounced
the Royal Assent, in these Words; (videlicet,)
"La Reyne remercie ses bons Subjects, accepte
leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."
Then the Lord Keeper said,
"My Lords, and Gentlemen,
"This is all we have at present to do by virtue of
the said Commission."
And then the Commons returned to their House.
Messages from H. C. with Bills.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Wortley and others:
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for securing the
Freedom of Parliaments, by limiting the Number of
Officers in the House of Commons;" to which they
desire the Concurrence of this House.
Ordered, That the said Bill be read the First Time
on Friday next, at Twelve a Clock; and all the Lords
A Message was also brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Campion and others:
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal the Act
made in the Seventh Year of Her Majesty's Reign,
intituled, An Act for naturalizing Foreign Protestants
(except so much thereof as relates to the Children of
Her Majesty's Natural-born Subjects, born out of
Her Allegiance;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Ordered, That the said Bill be read the First
Time on Saturday next, at Twelve a Clock; and all
the Lords summoned.
Report concerning the Number of Men in Spain.
The Earl of Abingdon reported from the Lords Committees appointed to inquire what were the Number of
Effective Men in Spain at the Time of the Battle of
Almanza? what was the Establishment in Spain at that
Time ? and what Men were wanting ? and the Reasons
thereof, as follows; (videlicet,)
"That it appears to their Lordships, by the Papers
given in by my Lord Gallway's Secretary, that the
Establishment for Spain was 29,395 Men.
|"The Effective Men in Spain, at the Time of the Battle of Almanza, were
|"So that there appeared to be deficient at that Time,
"For which Deficiency there appears to their Lordships, by those Papers given in by my Lord Gallway's
Secretary, the following Reasons; (videlicet,)
"Estimate as granted for Spain and Portugal, for the Service of the Year 1707, amounts to,
|"To make up which Number, there were in Spain, at the Time of the Battle of Almanza, according to the Return made by the Earl of Gallway to the House of Commons, besides a Battalion of Guards and 3 of Marines, and a Detachment of Carpenter's and Essex's Dragoons,
|"To which is to be added the Two Regiments of Foot of Colonel Hill and Sir Charles Hotham, Twice demanded for in the said Estimate, and therefore must be once deducted, making,
|"The Earl of Barrymore's Regiment, which had been reduced by the Earl of Peterborow, and was, at the Time of the Battle of Almanza, raising in England,
|"The Servants of the Officers belonging to the several Regiments actually in Spain, and not reduced at the Time of the Battle of Almanza,
|"To the Widows Men for all the Regiments in Spain, at the Time of the Battle of Almanza, as allowed by Act of Parliament,
|"The Earl of Gallway having already taken Credit, in his Account of Effectives, for the Officers and Servants belonging to the Regiments of Farrington, Hamilton, Mohun, Brudenal, Allen, and Toby Caulfield, that were reduced some Time before the Battle of Almanza, but still in Spain; there remains to be charged in this Account the Private Men only of those Regiments, whose Pay was stopped and applied to their levying again in England, that very Year,
|"To the Non-commission Officers and Private Men of Blosset's Regiment, which make a Part of the 29,395, and are not charged in my Lord Gallway's Account of Effectives, because they were reduced by my Lord Rivers, and incorporated into Sybourg's,
Which said Report being read by the Clerk:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the same be referred
to the Committee of the whole House appointed to
take into further Consideration the present State of the
War in Spain.
State of the War in Spain.
Then the House (according to Order) was adjourned
during Pleasure, and put into a Committee.
And, after some Time spent therein, the House was
And the Earl of Abingdon reported, "That the Committee had made some Progress in the Matter to
them referred; and desire that another Time may be
appointed, for the House to be in a Committee again,
to proceed further therein."
Ordered, That To-morrow, at Twelve a Clock,
this House shall be put into a Committee again, to take
into further Consideration the present State of the War
in Spain; and all the Lords summoned.
Ordered, That the Cause between Willims and Duncombe, which is appointed to be heard To-morrow, be
put off to Monday next; and the other Causes removed
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis,
primum diem Februarii jam prox. futur. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.
24 die Martii, 1710, Hitherto examined by us,