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 Sabbati, 2 Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Agnes Hacche Widow, and other Trustees, to make Leases, and sell Lands, in the County of Devon, for the Payment of the Debts and Legacies of Robert Hacche Esquire, deceased, and for the Maintenance and Advancement of his Daughters Portions."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Monday the Eighteenth of this Instant December, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Bowman, Nat. Bill:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing of Henry Bowman."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Rogers and Mr. Hiccocks:
To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Thompson's Letter, Under Secretary of State to attend with.
The House being this Day informed, by Mr. Stephen Thompson Merchant, "That he writ a Letter, about January last, to Mr. Ellis, which is since delivered to Sir Charles Hedges, relating to the bringing some Wines from France:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Sir Charles Hedges's Under Secretary do, on Monday next, at Ten a Clock, attend the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the State of the Nation in relation to Naval Affairs, and bring with him the said Letter.
D'Oyly et al. versus Fownes.
The House being this Day moved, on the Behalf of Sir John D'Oyly Baronet, John D'Oyly Esquire, Edward Cooke, Charles: D'Oyly, and others, Respondents to the Appeal of Richard Fownes Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Friday the Fifteenth Day of this Instant December, at Eleven a Clock.
Moore et al. versus Cross et al.
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of John Moore the Elder, John Moore the Younger, and William Moore, Infants, by Francis Melhuish their Guardian, and William Martin Esquire, from a Decree and Proceedings in the Court of Exchequer, the Fourteenth of June One Thousand Seven Hundred and Three; as also upon the Answer of Roger Cross and John Cross put in thereunto; and due Consideration of what was offered thereupon:
It is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Decree therein complained of shall be, and is hereby, affirmed.
Address for Defendants Fine to be repaid.
"We, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament: assembled, do most humbly presume to acquaint Your Majesty, That, upon hearing a Cause this Day, being an Appeal from a Decree made in Your Majesty's Court of Exchequer, in a Suit there depending, wherein Roger Cross and John Cross were Plaintiffs, and John Moore the Elder, John Moore the Younger, and W'm Moore, Insants, by Francis Melhuish their Guardian, and Wm. Martin Esquire, Defendants; we find that there hath been Two Fines, of Seventy Pounds each, paid to Your Majesty's Receiver General of the Dutchy of Cornwall, for the Copyhold claimed by the Defendants: And the House having judged, that the Copyhold should be held and enjoyed by the Plaintiffs; we humbly desire that Your Majesty will be graciously pleased to give Order that the Defendants be re-paid the Fine of Seventy Pounds, paid by them."
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord High Treasurer of England do attend Her Majesty, with the Address.
Baron versus Lamb.
Upon reading the Petition of Charles Baron; shewing, That John Lamb having obtained a Judgement against the Petitioner for Three Hundred Sixty-seven Pounds, the Petitioner brought a Writ of Error, returnable before this House, to reverse the said Judgement; and being served with an Order for returning the said Writ into this House this Day, though he hath used his greatest Endeavours, cannot possibly get the same done;" and humbly praying "further Time for bringing the same, and to assign his Errors thereupon:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioner hath hereby Time allowed for bringing the said Writ of Error into this House, until Tuesday next, at Twelve a Clock.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, quartum diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.