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, 28 Novembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Sir Thomas Cave, Leave for a Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Thomas Cave, of Stanford, in the County of Leicester, Baronet; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to sell an Estate at Eydon, in the County of Northampton, devised by the Will of John Browne Esquire, on settling Lands in the same County, of the like Value, to the same Uses:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioner hath hereby Leave to bring in a Bill, as desired.
Burnet, Nat. Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing William Burnet Esquire."
The Lord Treasurer acquainted the House, "That the Lords with White Staves attended Her Majesty, with the Desire of this House, for printing the Letters laid before this House; and that Her Majesty was pleased to say, She would give Orders for printing them immediately."
Answer from H. C.
The Judges sent Yesterday to the House of Commons return Answer:
That the Commons will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Princess Sophia, Bill for Leave to be naturalized.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for exhibiting a Bill in this present Parliament, for naturalizing the most Excellent Princess Sophia, Electress and Dutchess Dowager of Hanover, and the Issue of her Body."
Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.
Doulbin's Petition to be considered.
Upon reading the Petition of John Doulbin and Beata his Wife, Executrix of John Evans, deceased; praying Leave to bring in an Appeal, although the Time is elapsed as appointed by this House:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Matter of this Petition shall be taken into Consideration on Saturday next, at Eleven a Clock.
Message from H. C. that they agree to the following Address:
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Hartington and others:
To acquaint this House, "That the Commons have agreed to the Address sent to them Yesterday."
Which is as followeth; (videlicet,)
Address to maintain a good Correspondence with the Allies.
"We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in Parliament assembled, being justly alarmed by the many Artifices which the Emissaries of France have put in Practice this last Year, in order to raise Jealousies, and create Misunderstandings, amongst the Allies engaged in this necessary War, for the Support of the Liberties of Europe; and being apprehensive lest such malicious Insinuations, if they should pass unobserved, might in Time so far take Place, as to abate the Spirit, and slacken the Zeal, of the Confederacy; do most humbly beseech Your Majesty to use all possible Endeavours to preserve a good Correspondence amongst all the Confederates, and, in a most particular Manner, to maintain and cultivate a strict Friendship with The States General of the United Provinces.
"And we most humbly entreat Your Majesty, That as, in Your own Way of acting, You have set before Your Allies a great and noble Example; so You would be graciously pleased, by all other proper Means, to excite the whole Confederacy to make early and effectual Preparations, and to exert their utmost Vigour in the Prosecution of the War against France."
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lords with White Staves do wait on Her Majesty, humbly to know what Time Her Majesty will please to be attended with an Address of both Houses of Parliament.
Security of Queen' Person, and Protestant Succession, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for better Security of Her Majesty's Person and Government, and of the Succession to the Crown of England in the Protestant Line."
Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, To-morrow, at Twelve a Clock.
Langhorne versus Stydolph.
Upon reading the Petition of Susannab Langhorne Widow, Respondent to the Appeal of Sigismond Stydolph; setting forth, "That Mr. Brocket, the Petitioner's Solicitor, died above a Year and Half since; and that several of her Papers are not yet come to her Hands; and also that the Appellant has not yet given Security to answer Costs, as usual; and praying further Time to put in her Answer to the said Appeal; and that, in the mean Time, the Appellant may give Security:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioner hath hereby Time allowed her for answering thereunto, until Monday the Tenth Day of December next, at Eleven a Clock; and that the Appellant Stydolph do enter into Recognizance for Costs, in the mean Time.
Repeal of Clauses relative to Scotland, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal several Clauses in the Statute made in the Third and Fourth Years of Her present Majesty's Reign, for securing the Kingdom of England from the several Acts lately passed in the Kingdom of Scotland."
Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, presently.
Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee thereupon.
After some Time, the House was resumed.
And the Earl of Stamford reported, "That the Committee had gone through the said Bill; and think it fit to pass, without any Amendment."
Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.
Princess Sophia, Bill for Leave to be naturalized:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for exhibiting a Bill in this present Parliament, for naturalizing the most Excellent Princess Sophia, Electress and Dutchess Dowager of Hanover, and the Issue of her Body."
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 Sir Robert Legard and Mr. Pitt:
To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence to it.
Queen to be attended with the Address about the Allies:
The Lord Treasurer reported to the House, "That Her Majesty had appointed To-morrow, at Half an Hour after Two a Clock, to be attended, with the Address of both Houses."
Message to H. C. to acquaint them with it.
Then, a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Legard and Mr. Pitt:
To acquaint them, "That the Lords had sent to Her Majesty, to know what Time Her Majesty will please to appoint, to be attended with the Address of both Houses; and Her Majesty has been pleased to appoint To-morrow, at Half an Hour after Two a Clock in the Afternoon, for both Houses to attend Her at St. James's; and that the Lords intend to be there at that Time."
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, vicesimum nonum diem instantis Novembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.