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House of Lords Journal Volume 17: 5 March 1705

Pages 688-689

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 Lunæ, 5 Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petrib.
Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Bath & Well.
Epus. Asaph.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Ds. Godolphin, Thesaurarius.
Comes Pembroke, Præses.
Dux Buckingham, C. P. S.
Dux Devonshire, Senescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Graston.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Marlborough.
Comes Lindsey, Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Kent, Camerarius.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Essex.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Torrington.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Orford.
Comes Jersey.
Viscount Townshend.
Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Poulett.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Colepeper.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Ossulstone.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Cholmondeley.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Halifax.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Hervey.

PRAYERS.

Report Committee Admiralty Papers.

The Earl of Orford reported from the Lords Committees, appointed to consider the Books and Papers delivered in to this House from the Admiralty-office, the Eighth of November last, by Mr. Burchet, as followeth; (videlicet,)

That, upon Examination of the Papers referred to their Lordships, they are of Opinion, That, in order to have it appear what the real and effectual Expence of the Navy has been, in every Year during this War, the Commissioners of the Navy should be ordered and required to prepare, and lay before the House of Peers the Beginning of the next Session of Parliament, an Account of the Men actually mustered, between Michaelmas 1701, and Michaelmas 1702, 1703, and 1704; distinguished by the Monthly Muster Books, or such Musters as are taken.

That they likewise lay before the House, an Account of what Sums of Money were actually paid on the Head of Wages; distinguishing how much was paid to Officers and Seamen serving on Board the Ships, how much to Bounties, Pensions, Pay to Flags, Sick and Wounded, Travelling Charges, and other contingent Payments under the Head of Wages.

That they also lay before the House, an Account of the Quantity and Quality of the Stores that were actually remaining at Michaelmas 1701, with a Computation or Estimate of their Value; and likewise an Account of what Stores were actually brought and delivered within each Year, and what remained in Store at Michaelmas 1702, with an Estimate of the Value thereof; the like Account to be made for each Year to Michaelmas 1704, and a State of the Debt of the Yards as it stood at each Michaelmas.

And that the Commissioners of Victualing do also lay before the House an Account what Provision of Victuals remained in Store at Michaelmas 1701, with an Estimate of the Value thereof; and also an Account of what Provisions were brought in and delivered, or returned into the Stores, in each Year, and what the Prime Cost of them amounted to; and likewise what Assignments or Bills were made for Salaries, Wages, Freight, Sick and Wounded, and incident Charges, within each Year; and what Victuals remained in Store at Michaelmas 1704, and the Value thereof."

To which Report the House agreed, and ordered as followeth; videlicet,

Upon Report from the Lords Committees, appointed to consider the Books and Papers delivered into this House from the Admiralty-office, the Eighth of November last, by Mr. Burchett:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That his Royal Highness Prince George, Hereditary of Denmarke, Lord High Admiral of England, be desired to give Order to the Commissioners of the Navy, to prepare, and lay before this House, in Writing, the Beginning of the next Session of Parliament, an Account of the Men actually mustered, between Michaelmas 1701, and Michaelmas 1702, 1703, and 1704, distinguished by the Monthly Muster Books, or such Musters as are taken.

That they likewise lay before the House, an Account of what Sums of Money were actually paid on the Head of Wages; distinguishing how much was paid to Officers and Seamen serving on Board the Ships, how much to Bounties, Pensions, Pay to Flags, Sick and Wounded, Travelling Charges, and other contingent Payments under the Head of Wages.

That they also lay before the House, an Account of the Quantity and Quality of the Stores that were actually remaining at Michaelmas 1701, with a Computation or Estimate of their Value; and likewise an Account of what Stores were actually brought and delivered within each Year, and what remained in Store at Michaelmas 1702, with an Estimate of the Value thereof; the like Account to be made for each Year to Michaelmas 1704; and a State of the Debt of the Yards, as it stood at each Michaelmas.

And, that the Commissioners of Victualing do also lay before the House, an Account what Provision of Victuals remained in Store at Michaelmas 1701, with an Estimate of the Value thereof; and also an Account of what Provisions were brought in, and delivered, or returned into the Stores in each Year, and what the Prime Cost of them amounted to.

"And likewise what Assignments or Bills were made, for Salaries, Wages, Freight, Sick and Wounded, and incident Charges, within each Year; and what Victuals remained in Store at Michaelmas 1704, and the Value thereof."

Pitkin's Creditors Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the Creditors of Thomas Pitkin, a Bankrupt; and for the apprehending of him, and the Discovery of the Effects of the said Thomas Pitkin and his Accomplices."

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.

Mutiny Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and false Musters; and for the better Payment of the Army and Quarters."

Message from H. C. to return the Bill to prohibit Trade with France.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Smith and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for prohibiting all Trade and Commerce with France;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made to the said Bill.

Message from thence, with a Bill.

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

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising the Militia for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Five, although the Month's Pay formerly advanced be not re-paid;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Militia Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising the Militia for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Five, although the Month's Pay formerly advanced be not re-paid."

Message from H. C. to remind the Lords of the Poor's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Poole and others:

To put this House in Mind of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief, Employment, and Settlement, of the Poor;" the Matter whereof has been so often recommended from the Throne, and is so much for the public Advantage and Ease of Her Majesty's Subjects.

Board of Trade, to lay before the House, a Scheme for Relief of the Poor.

ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Commissioners of Trade do forthwith lay before this House the Scheme of a Bill drawn by them, for Relief of the Poor.

To prevent Frauds by Bankrupts, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent Frauds frequently committed by Bankrupts."

Act to prevent the Growth of Popery, Bill to explain.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining and better Execution of an Act, intituled, An Act for the further preventing the Growth of Popery."

ORDERED, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, To-morrow, at Twelve a Clock.

Queen's Answer to Address, about putting Laws in Execution against Papists.

The Lord Chamberlain reported Her Majesty's Answer to the Address of this House of the Second Instant; (videlicet,)

"That Her Majesty would give Directions, as is desired."

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, sextum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.