Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 18, 1705-1709. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Mercurii, 9 Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
E. of Sunderland takes the Oaths.
This Day Charles Earl of Sunderland took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.
Methods for manning the Fleet.
The Earl of Torrington reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of proper Methods for the more easy and effectual manning of the Fleet of England, "That the Committee is of Opinion, they shall have Occasion to speak with several Officers of the Fleet, who are Members of the House of Commons; (videlicet,) Sir Cloudesly Shovell, Mr. Churchill, Sir George Byng, Sir John Jennings, and Sir Stafford Fairborn."
Ordered, That a Message be sent to the House of Commons, as desired by the Committee.
Message to H. C. for some of their Members to attend the Committee.
Then, a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Legard and Sir Richard Holford:
To desire that Sir Cloudesly Shovell, Mr. Churchill, Sir George Byng, Sir John Jennings, and Sir Stafford Fairborn, may have Leave to attend the Lords Committees appointed to consider of proper Methods for the more easy and effectual manning of the Fleet of England.
Tooke versus Sir W. Dolben & al.:
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Katherine Tooke Spinster, Executrix of the last Will and Testament of Charles Stuteville Esquire, deceased, on Behalf of herself and the Creditors of the said Charles Stuteville, from a Decree, or Order, of the Court of Chancery, of the One and Twentieth of July One Thousand Seven Hundred and Four, for allowing the Pleas of the Respondents; which Order was made on the Behalf of Sir Gilbert Dolben, Executor of the last Will and Testament of Sir William Dolben, and Symon Lord Bishop of Ely: As also upon the several Answers of the said Lord Bishop of Ely and Sir Gilbert Dolben 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 of Katherine Tooke shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Decree and Orders therein complained of shall be, and they are hereby, affirmed.
Answer from H. C.
The Messengers sent to the House of Commons return Answer:
That the Commons will give Leave to their Members to attend the Lords Committees, as desired.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, decimum diem instantis Januarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominus sic decernentibus.