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House of Lords Journal Volume 18: 4 March 1708

Pages 494-497

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 Jovis, 4 Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunel. & D. Crewe.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Norwic.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Comes Godolphin, Thesaurarius.
Comes Pembroke, Præses.
Dux Devonshire, Senescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Buckingham.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburghe.
March. Kent, Camerarius.
March. Dorchester.
March. Tweeddale.
March. Lothian.
Comes Derby.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Essex.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Grantham.
Comes Greenwich.
Comes Wharton.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Crafurd.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Mar.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Wemyss.
Comes Leven.
Comes Seafield.
Comes Stair.
Comes Roseberie.
Comes Glasgow.
Comes I'lay.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Ds. d' Berkeley.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Lexington.
Ds. Ossulstone.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Halifax.
Ds. Gernsey.
Ds. Hervey.

PRAYERS.

E. Bindon's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Right Honourable the Countess of Bindon, together with the Right Honourable Henry Earl of Bindon her now Husband, to make Leases of the Manor and Town of Carloe, in the County of Catherlagh and Queen's County, in the Kingdom of Ireland, and for the evidencing of the Settlements made by Henry late Earl of Thomond."

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)

Comes Godolphin, Thesaurarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburghe.
March. Dorchester.
Comes Derby.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Essex.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Greenwich.
Comes Wharton.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Crafurd.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Mar.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Leven.
Comes Seafield.
Comes I'lay.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Norwic.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Lexington.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Ossulstone.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Halifax.
Ds. Gernsey.
Ds. Hervey.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Friday the Nineteenth Day of this Instant March, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Gay & al. Leave for a Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Winifred Gay and others; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners have hereby Leave to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of their Petition.

Return of Peers of Scotland, Bill to settle; and Trials of Peers for Offences committed there.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to make further Provision for the electing and summoning Sixteen Peers of Scotland, to sit in the House of Peers in the Parliament of Great Britain, and for trying Peers for Offences committed in Scotland."

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. Baron Smith and Mr. Justice Dormer:

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Message from thence, with a Bill.

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

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for vacating the Settlement made upon the Marriage of Henry Mayne, and for making a reasonable Provision for the Maintenance of his only Son (who is an Ideot) during his Life;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bromley's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making effectual the Provision intended by William Bromley, late of Holt Castle, in the County of Worcester, Esquire, for Dorothy Bromley, his Youngest Daughter."

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 Richard Holford and Mr. Fellowes:

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Watchet Harbour Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Harbour and Key of Watchett, in the County of Somersett."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the Commons have Notice, the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Foreign Coins in America, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for ascertaining the Rates of Foreign Coins, in Her Majesty's Plantations in America."

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill be referred to the same Committee to whom the Earl of Bindon's Bill stands committed.

Cochineal, Bill for Importation of:

After hearing Counsel, for and against the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Importation of Cochineal during the War, and for Six Months after:"

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Importation of Cochineal during the War, and for Six Months after."

After Debate, touching the Commitment of the Bill;

Rejected.

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall be committed?"

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Ordered, That the said Bill shall be, and is hereby, rejected.

Message from H. C. with a Bill.

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

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Act of the First Year of King James the First, intituled, An Act for the well garbling of Spices; and for granting an Equivalent to the City of London, by admitting Brokers;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

French Invasion, Papers concerning, Committee to consider of.

The Earl of Sunderland, by Her Majesty's Command, laid before the House the Advices She has received, relating to the Preparations of the French for an intended Invasion.

Which being read by his Lordship;

The Lords following were appointed a Committee, to draw an Address to Her Majesty, humbly to represent to Her Majesty the Thanks of this House for the Informations Her Majesty has now been pleased to lay before this House; and to assure Her Majesty, "That this House will effectually stand by and assist Her Majesty, to the utmost of their Power; and to express the grateful Sense of this House, for the friendly and timely Preparations and Assistance of The United Provinces in this Juncture; and humbly to desire Her Majesty, to take immediate Care for the apprehending and securing all such as Her Majesty shall suspect of designing to join with the French in the intended Invasion;" and also upon the Debate of the House; (videlicet,)

Comes Godolphin, Thesaurarius.
Dux Devonshire, Senescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Buckingham.
March. Dorchester.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Greenwich.
Comes Wharton.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Seafield.
Viscount Townshend.
Ds. Halifax.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet in the Prince's Lodgings, at the Rising of the House.

East Riding of York, Register Bill.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the public registering of all Deeds, Conveyances, Wills, and other Incumbrances, that shall be made of, or that may affect, any Honours, Manors, Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments, within The East Riding of the County of York, or the Town and County of the Town of Kingston upon Hull."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Westmorland reported, "That the Committee of the whole House had gone through the said Bill; and think it fit to pass, with some Amendments."

Ordered, That the Report of the said Amendments be made To-morrow, at Twelve a Clock.

Message from H. C. to sit a while.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Marquis of Granby and others:

To desire that this House will continue sitting some Time.

To which the House agreed.

Then the Commons were called in; and told, "That the House will continue sitting some Time, as desired."

Ambuscade, a free Ship, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to make the Ship Ambuscade (a French Privateer, taken by Her Majesty's Ship The Dover, and condemned and sold as Prize) a free Ship."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the Commons have Notice, the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Russia Fly-Boats, free Ships, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making Two large Fly-Boats (Russia-built), one called The Thomas and Henry, the other The Richard and Jane, free Ships, to trade to Russia."

Message from H. C. with the following Address:

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Earl of Hertford and others:

To acquaint this House, that the Commons had agreed to an Address, to be presented to Her Majesty; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House."

Which Address was read, and agreed to; with an Amendment, by filling up the Blank with ["Lords Spiritual and Temporal and"]; and is as follows; (videlicet,)

Address concerning the Invasion intended by the Pretender, &c. and desiring the Laws may be put in Execution against Papists, &c.

"We, Your Majesty's most faithful and obedient Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons of Great Britain in Parliament assembled, do beg Leave to return our most hearty Thanks to Your Majesty, for being graciously pleased to communicate to Your Parliament the Intelligence You have received, of an intended Invasion of this Kingdom by the pretended Prince of Wales, supported by a French Power.

"We are so sensible of the Happiness we enjoy under Your Majesty, and are so affected with the dangerous Consequences of such an Attempt, both to Your Person and Government, that, with Hearts full of Concern for Your Majesty's Safety, we beseech Your Majesty, that You will be pleased to take particular Care of Your Royal Person; and we, on our Parts, are fully and unanimously resolved to stand by and assist Your Majesty with our Lives and Fortunes, in Maintenance of Your undoubted Right and Title to the Crown of these Realms, against the pretended Prince of Wales, and all other Your Enemies, both at Home and Abroad.

"The Care Your Majesty has taken for the Defence of Your Dominions, and particularly in fitting out so great a Fleet in so short a Time, gives Satisfaction and Encouragement to all Your good Subjects; who are likewise very sensible of the Zeal The States General have shewn upon this Occasion.

"As a farther Instance of our Duty, we humbly desire that You would be pleased to order, That the Laws against Papists and Non-jurors be put in Execution; and that Directions be given to seize and secure such Persons, with their Horses and Arms, as Your Majesty shall have Cause to suspect are disaffected to Your Person and Government.

"And as we doubt not but, by the Blessing of God upon the Continuance of Your Majesty's Care, Your Enemies will be put to Confusion; so we readily embrace this Opportunity to shew to Your Majesty, and the whole World, that no Attempts of this Kind shall deter us from supporting Your Majesty, in a vigorous Prosecution of the present War against France, till the Monarchy of Spain be restored to the House of Austria, and Your Majesty have the Glory to complete the Recovery of the Liberties of Europe."

Lords with White Staves to attend the Queen.

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 the Address of both Houses of Parliament.

Message to H. C. that the Lords agree to the Address.

Then, a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Richard Holford and Mr. Fellowes:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to their Address, and filled up the Blank with ["the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and"]; and that their Lordships have ordered the Lords with White Staves to wait on Her Majesty, to know when She will be attended, with the said Address.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Veneris, quintum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.