DIE Veneris, 5 Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
|Ds. Cowper, Cancellarius.
Dux Kingston, C. P. S.
Dux Kent, Senescallus.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Viscount Say & Seale.
|Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Paragraphs in News Papers complained of:
Complaint was made to the House of several News
Papers, intituled, "The St. James's Post, from Monday, April 1, to Wednesday, April 3, 1717," mentioned to be printed for J. Baker, at The Black
Boy, in Pater Noster Row; "The St. James's Evening
Post, from Tuesday, April 2, to Thursday, April 4,
1717," mentioned likewise to be printed for the same
Person; and "The Flying Post, or The Post-master,
from Tuesday, April 2, to Thursday, April 4, 1717,"
mentioned to be printed by R. Tookey, in St. Christopher's
Court, behind The Royal Exchange; and sold by S.
Popping, at The Black Raven, in Pater Noster Row.
And a Paragraph in The St. James's Post, and Two
several Paragraphs in The St. James's Evening Post,
and also a Paragraph in The Flying Post, being read:
It is Ordered, That the said J. Baker, R. Tookey,
and S. Popping, do attend this House To-morrow, at
Twelve a Clock, to be examined touching the Matter of
the said Complaint.
L. Visc. Montague versus Maxwell & Ux.:
Whereas, on the Seventeenth of May last, after
hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of
Henry Lord Viscount Mountague, to which Sir George
Maxwell Baronet and Mary Viscountess Dowager
Mountague his Wife were Respondents, this House
did vary the Decree of the Court of Chancery complained of in the said Appeal, and directed an Issue at
Law, to try, "Whether Francis late Lord Viscount
Mountague was of sane Memory at the Time of executing the Codicil then in Question?" and reserved
several Matters until after the said Trial should be had:
Which Trial having been accordingly had, and a Verdict found, "That the said late Lord Viscount Montague was not of sane Memory at the Time of the
Execution of the said Codicil:" And this Day being
appointed for hearing Counsel upon the said Matters
and Equity reserved as aforesaid.
Counsel on both Sides were accordingly heard.
And, on due Consideration had thereof, it is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and
Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Decree, so far as the same relates to the Five Hundred
Pounds Annuity devised by the said Codicil, be, and
is hereby, reversed; and that the Respondents Bill
in the Court of Chancery, so far as concerns the Demand of the said Annuity, be, and is hereby, ordered to
stand dismissed; and that so much of the said Decree
as allows Costs of Suit generally to the Respondents be
so far varied, as to except such Costs as relate solely
to the Matter of the said Annuity; and that, in respect
to the Circumstances of this Case, no Costs for the said
Trial at Law be allowed or paid to the Appellant; and
that the said Decree, as to the Matters complained of
in the said Appeal, be, and is hereby, affirmed.
Land Tax Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act
for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax
in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One
Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventeen."
Ordered, That the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, To-morrow.
Liverpool Dock Bill.
Whereas this Day was appointed, for the House to
be in a Committee upon the Bill relating to the Dock
or Bason at Liverpoole:
It is Ordered; That this House shall be put into a
Committee thereupon, on Tuesday next.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati,
sextum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Aurora,
Dominis sic decernentibus.