House of Lords Journal Volume 20
11 July 1717

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 20: 11 July 1717', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 20: 1714-1717 (1767-1830), pp. 540-541. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=38685 Date accessed: 26 November 2014.


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Die Jovis, 11 Julii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Cowper, Cancellarius.
Dux Kent, Senescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Shrewsbury.
Dux Bucks.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Greenwich.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Hadinton.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes I'lay.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Bristol.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Longueville.
Viscount St. John.
Ds. Bergavenny.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Colepeper.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Conway.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Cobham.
Ds. Coningesby.
Ds. Torrington.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Powlet Bas.

PRAYERS.

Message from H. C. to return Richmond's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Trustees the Estate of Thomas Richmond Esquire, deceased, in the County of Essex, to be sold, for Payment of his Debts, Legacies, and Funeral Expences, according to the Will of the said Thomas Richmond;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Lottery Fund's, redeeming, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for redeeming the Duties and Revenues which were settled, to pay off Principal and Interest, on the Orders made forth on Four Lottery Acts, passed in the Ninth and Tenth Years of Her late Majesty's Reign; and for redeeming certain Annuities; payable on Orders out of the Hereditary Excise, according to a former Act in that Behalf; and for establishing a general Yearly Fund, not only for the future Payment of Annuites, at several Rates, to be payable and transferrable at the Bank of England, and redeemable by Parliament; but also to raise Monies for such Proprietors of the said Orders as shall chuse to be paid the Principal and Arrears of Interest in ready Money; and for making good such other Deficiencies and Payments as in this Act are mentioned; and for taking off the Duties on Linseed imported, and British Linen exported."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons by Mr. Holford and Mr. Lovibond:

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

Claims, forfeited Estates, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Time for making Claims before the Commissioners appointed to inquire of the forfeited Estates."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, To-morrow.

Bank Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for redeeming several Funds of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, pursuant to former Provisos of Redemption; and for securing to them several new Funds and Allowances, redeemable by Parliament; and for obliging them to advance further Sums, not exceeding Two Millions Five Hundred Thousand Pounds, at Five Pounds per Cent. as shall be found necessary to be employed in lessening the National Debts and Incumbrances; and for continuing certain Provisions formerly made, for the Expences of His Majesty's Civil Government; and for Payment of Annuities, formerly purchased at the Rate of Five Pounds per Cent.; and for other Purposes in this Act mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

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

South-Sea Company, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for redeeming the Yearly Fund of the South Sea Company (being after the Rate of Six Pounds per Cent. per Annum); and settling on the said Company a Yearly Fund, after the Rate of Five Pounds per Cent. per Annum, redeemable by Parliament; and to raise, for an Annuity or Annuities at Five Pounds per Cent. per Annum, any Sum not exceeding Two Millions, to be employed in lessening the National Debts and Incumbrances; and for making the said new Yearly Fund and Annuities to be hereafter redeemable, in the Time and Manner thereby prescribed."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

A Message was likewise sent to the House of Commons, by the same Messengers:

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

Commissioners Debts, Army, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to appoint Commissioners, to take, examine, state, and determine, the Debts due to the Army."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, To-morrow.

Act for registering Papists Estates, to explain, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining an Act passed the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act to oblige Papists to register their Names and Real Estates; and for enlarging the Time for such registering; and for securing Purchases made by Protestants."

Then a Proviso was offered, to be added to the Bill, by Way of Rider, "That if any Protestant shall act as a Trustee, or accept of any Trust, for any Papist, concerning Lands, &c. which shall not be duly registered, such Trustee shall forfeit the full Value of the Inheritance thereof."

And the same was read.

And after Debate;

The Question was put, "Whether this Rider shall be read a Second Time?"

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Then, the Question being put, "Whether this Bill, as amended, shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, with some Amendments; to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Adjourn.

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