Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 17, 1701-1705. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Martis, 5 Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
African Company versus Gardiner, in Error.
The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing of the Errors argued, upon the Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein the Royal Affrican Company are Plaintiffs, and William Gardiner Defendant:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the Errors argued in this Case, on Thursday the One and Twentieth Day of this Instant December, at Eleven a Clock.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure.
The House was resumed.
Naval Affairs, Report about.
The Duke of Bolton reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the State of the Nation, in relation to Naval Affairs, "That they have received Two Letters, which the Committee desire may be laid before a Secretary of State."
To which the House agreed, and ORDERED, That his Grace the Duke of Bolton deliver the Letters to the Secretary.
Address to be drawn, for Sir G. Rooke's Instructions; and Sir D. Mitchel's Transactions with The States.
His Grace also acquainted the House, "That the Committee desire an Address may be made to Her Majesty, for the Instructions Her Majesty from Time to Time sent Sir George Rooke.
"And for the Transactions between The States General and Sir David Mitchell, relating to their Ships.
"And the Quota of Ships the Dutch were to furnish; and when they were to join the English Fleet, and how long they were to serve with it."
To which the House agreed; and ORDERED, That the Duke of Bolton do draw the Address, and report it to the House To-morrow.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, sextum diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.