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 Mercurii, 22 Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Salt Duties, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better securing and regulating the Duties upon Salt."
ORDERED, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Saturday next, at Twelve a Clock.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny, Desertion, and false Musters; and for better paying of the Army and Quarters, and for satisfying divers Arrears; and for a further Continuance of the Powers of the Five Commissioners for examining and determining the Accompts of the Army."
The Earl of Rochester reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further recompensing of John Baker Gentleman, and his Family, for the Services of Colonel Baker at LondonDerry in Ireland; and for stating the Accompts of the late Receivers of the Rents and Profits of the forfeited Estates in Ireland," as fit to pass, without any Amendment.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the further recompensing of John Baker Gentleman, and his Family, for the Services of Colonel Baker at London-Derry in Ireland; and for stating the Accompts of the late Receivers of the Rents and Profits of the forfeited Estates in Ireland."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
ORDERED, That the Commons have Notice, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.
Observations of Commissioners of Accompts, Report about.
The House being informed, "That the Lords Committees, to whom was referred the Consideration of the Observations delivered in by the Commissioners of Accompts, are ready to report, when the House shall think fit to receive it:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Report shall be made on Friday next.
Then the House (pursuant to Order) took into Consideration the Report from the Lords Committees appointed to examine into the Scotch Conspiracy.
Resolutions concerning it.
And, after Debate thereupon, the House came to the Resolution following; (videlicet,)
"1. Resolved, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That it doth appear to this House, that there has been a dangerous Conspiracy carried on, for the raising a Rebellion in Scotland, and invading that Kingdom with a French Power, in order to the subverting of Her Majesty's Government, both in England and Scotland, and the bringing in the pretended Prince of Wales."
"2. That it is the Opinion of this House, That nothing hath given so much Encouragement to this Conspiracy; as that the immediate Succession to the Crown of Scotland, after Her present Majesty and the Heirs of Her Body, is not declared to be in the Princess Sophia, and the Heirs of her Body, being Protestants."
"3. That the Queen will be pleased to use Her Endeavours, by such Methods as She shall think most proper, to have the Succession of the Crown of Scotland declared to be settled on the Princess Sophia; and to take such Measures as may best conduce to the disappointing and frustrating the Designs of Her Enemies, who are engaged in this Conspiracy against Her Majesty and Her Government."
"4. That Her Majesty be assured, That, when Her Endeavours shall take Effect for settling of the Succession, this House will do all in their Power to promote an entire Union between the Two Kingdoms, for their mutual Security and Advantage."
Address to be drawn upon them.
Then, Lords Committees were appointed, to draw an Address to Her Majesty, upon the Resolutions agreed on this Day; and report to the House; (videlicet,)
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Friday next, at Eleven a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Thanks of the House to Lords Committees for Scotch Conspiracy.
It is Resolved, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Thanks of this House shall be, and are hereby, given to the Lords Committees (who were appointed to take into Examination the Scotch Conspiracy), for their having discharged the Trust in them reposed, with great Exactness, Care, and Fidelity.
Hereupon the Lord Keeper, by Order, gave their Lordships the Thanks of this House, for their Exactness, Care, and Fidelity, in the said Examination.
ORDERED, That the further Consideration of the Report from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Scotch Conspiracy, and the Matters relating thereunto, shall be adjourned to Friday next.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, vicesimum tertium diem instantis Martii, hora duodecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.