DIE Jovis, 12 Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Georgius Princeps Walliæ.
|Ds. Cowper, Cancellarius.
Comes Sunderland, C. P. S.
Dux Bolton, Camerarius.
Comes Bridgewat r.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. Howard Eff.
King's Answer to Address:
The Lord Chancellor reported, "That the House,
did Yesterday attend His Majesty, and presented their
humble Address; to which His Majesty was pleased
to give the following most Gracious Answer:
"I thank you heartily for this dutiful and loyal Address: I depend entirely upon the Assurances you give
Me; shall ever steadily pursue such Measures as
may best support the Constitution in Church and
State; and I doubt not but, by the Blessing of God
and your Assistance, I shall defeat the Designs of
Address and Answer to be printed.
Ordered, That the Address of this House presented
to His Majesty Yesterday, and His Majesty's most Gracious Answer thereunto, be forthwith printed and published.
Mead excused from being Counsel for the impeached Lords.
A Petition of Samuel Mead Barrister at Law, was presented to the House, and read, praying, "That their
Lordships will be pleased to discharge their Appointment of him, to be One of the Counsel for the Earl
of Carnwath, the Viscount Kenmure, and the Lord
Nairn, impeached by the Commons of High Treason,
so far as it concerns him; and that he may not be
named as One of the Counsel for the said Lords; he
not having, on their or any of their Part, as yet had
any Notice of the said Appointment."
Ordered, That the Petitioner be excused from being Counsel for the said Lords, according to the Prayer
of the said Petition.
L. Widdrington, to have Counsel and a Solicitor.
A Petition of William Lord Widdrington, was presented
to the House, and read; praying, "That Mr. Serjeant
Comyns and Mr. Serjeant Darnell may be assigned him
for his Counsel, and Mr. Joseph Taylor for his Solicitor; and that his said Counsel and Solicitor, or any of
them, may have Liberty, from Time to Time, to have
Access to him."
Ordered, That the said Mr. Serjeant Comyns and
Mr. Serjeant Darnell be assigned Counsel for the Petitioner, and the said Mr. Joseph Taylor for his Solicitor,
as desired; and that they, or any of them, from Time to
Time, at all seasonable Hours, may have Admittance to
E. Derwentwater, Counsel and Solicitor.
Also, a Petition of James Earl of Derwentwater, was
presented to the House, and read; with the same Prayer
as the Lord Widdrington's.
And the like Order was made.
E. Winton, Persons allowed to visit him.
A Petition of George Earl of Winton, was presented
to the House, and read; praying, "That he may have
some further Time for nominating Counsel and a Solicitor to act for him; and, in the mean Time, to allow
his Friends formerly named to have Access to him;
he having caused Application to be made to Sir Thomas Powys and Mr. Mead to have appeared for him,
but they both excused themselves."
Ordered, That the same Persons before allowed to
go to the Petitioner have Leave to resort to him, at any
seasonable Time, before Eleven a Clock To-morrow in
the Forenoon, in order to the advising him in naming
other Counsel, instead of those who have refused.
E. Nithisdale, to have Counsel and Solicitor.
A Petition of William Earl of Nithisdaill, was presented to the House, and read; praying, "That Sir
Constantine Phipps and William Peer Williams Esquire
may be assigned him for his Counsel, and Mr. Joseph
Taylor for his Solicitor; and that his said Counsel and
Solicitor, or any of them, may have Liberty, from
Time to Time, to have Access to him."
Ordered, That the Counsel and Solicitor aforenamed be assigned the Petitioner, as desired; and that
they, or any of them, may, from Time to Time, at all
seasonable Hours, have Admittance to him.
Impeached Lords, further Time to answer.
Whereas, by Order of this House on Tuesday last,
James Earl of Derwentwater, William Lord Widdrington, William Earl of Nithsdaill, George Earl of Winton,
Robert Earl of Carnwath, William Viscount Kenmure,
and William Lord Nairn, were to put in their respective
Answers to the Articles of Impeachment of High Treason, exhibited against them by the House of Commons,
on Saturday next:
The House being this Day moved, at the Request of
the said Earl of Derwentwater and Lord Widdrington,
"To grant them further Time to put in their Answers
to the said Articles of Impeachment:"
It is Ordered, That all the said Lords abovementioned have hereby further Time allowed, to put in
their respective Answers to the said Articles, till Monday next, at One a Clock.
Countess of Nithsdale, Leave to go to her Husband, if she will continue with him;
A Petition of Winifred Countess of Nithsdaill, was
presented to the House, and read; praying, "In regard
she is at present in such an ill State of Health, as not
able to bear a close Confinement, that she may be
permitted to go, from Time to Time, to her Husband
the Earl of Nithsdaill, in The Tower, during his Consinement."
Ordered, That the Petitioner have Leave to go to
her said Husband in The Tower, provided she will continue there during his Imprisonment; or otherwise not
to have Admittance to him.
and Grant Leave to go to him, on the same Condition.
The House being moved, "That John Grant, Servant to the Earl of Nithsdaill, may Leave to go to
his Master in The Tower:"
It is Ordered, That the said John Grant have
Leave to go to his said Master in The Tower, provided
he continues there in Custody with him.
Mr. Bailie, to go to the E. Carnwath.
The House being moved, "That Mr. Bailie of Gervase Wood, formerly allowed to have Access to the
Earl of Carnwath and Viscount Kenmure in The Tower,
may have now Leave to go to them:"
It is Ordered, That the said Mr. Bailie have
Leave to resort to the said Earl of Carnwath and Viscount Kenmure, at any seasonable Time before Eleven a
Clock in the Forenoon, To-morrow.
Col. Dalziel, to go to E. Carnwath.
A Petition of Robert Earl of Carnwath, was presented to the House, and read; praying, "In regard he
has no other near Relation in London than Colonel
Thomas Dalziel his Uncle, with whom he may advise
under his present Misfortunes, that his said Uncle
may have Access to him during so many Days as to
this House shall seem meet."
Ordered, That the said Colonel Dalziel have
Leave to resort to the Petitioner, at any seasonable
Time before Eleven a Clock in the Forenoon, To-morrow.
Kirwan versus French.
A Petition and Appeal of John Kirwan Esquire,
commonly called Sir John Kirwan, and Simon Kirwan
Esquire, was presented to the House, and read; complaining of a Decree, or Decretal Order, made in the
High Court of Chancery in Ireland, the 27th of June
1715, in a Cause wherein Christopher French Gentleman was Plaintiff, and the said John and Simon Kirwan
and others Defendants; and praying, "That the same
may be reversed; and, in order thereunto, that
the said Christopher French may answer the said Appeal; and that the Service of the Order of this
House on his Six Clerk in Chancery may be deemed
good Service; and that all Proceedings may cease in
the mean Time."
Time enlarged for receiving Appeals.
Ordered, That, in respect of the long Continuance
of this Session, and the late Recess, this House will
allow the same Times for receiving Appeals after the
late Meeting, as from the Time of the Meeting of
this House after Prorogations.
French to answer Kirwan's Appeal.
Ordered, That the said Christopher French may
have a Copy of the aforementioned Appeal; and shall
and is hereby required to put in his Answer thereunto,
in Writing, on or before Thursday the Twenty-third
Day of February next; and that the Service of this
Order on the Respondent's said Six Clerk shall be good
Service; and that all Proceedings on the Decree complained of in the said Appeal be stayed in the mean Time.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, decimum sextum diem instantis Januarii, hora undecima
Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.