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 Sabbati, 6 Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Foreign Coins in America, Bill:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for ascertaining the Rates of Foreign Coins in Her Majesty's Plantations in America."
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 Sir Richard Holford:
To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
The Lord Chancellor reported Her Majesty's Gracious Answer, to the Address of both Houses of Parliament, as follows:
Queen's Answer to Address about the intended Invasion:
"My Lords, and Gentlemen,
"I have such entire Dependence on the Providence of God, and so much Trust in the faithful Services of My good Subjects, that I hope this Attempt will prove dangerous only to those who undertake it.
"I am extremely sensible of your Concern and Affection for Me and My Government; and shall have a very particular Regard to the Advice you give Me, upon this Occasion.
"I am also very well pleased with the Justice which you have done The States-General, in taking Notice of their timely Care for our Safety, and their Readiness to give us all possible Assistance.
"The firm Resolution which you express, upon all Occasions, of supporting Me, in bringing this War to a safe and happy Conclusion, as it is most essentially obliging to Me, so, I assure Myself, it will mightily dishearten our common Enemies, and give the greatest Encouragement and Advantage to all our Allies."
Address and Answer to be printed.
Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Address of both Houses of Parliament, presented to Her Majesty Yesterday, and Her Majesty's most Gracious Answer thereunto, be forthwith printed and published.
E. Roseberie versus Inglis: Appellant to have Copies of Depositions, &c. in Scotland.
Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable Archibald Earl of Roseberie; shewing, "That he having exhibited his Appeal in this House, to reverse a Decree of the Lords of Council and Session in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland; and that, since his Appeal, he hath applied to Alexander Gibson, One of the Clerks of Council and Session, for an authentic Copy of the Depositions taken in the Petitioner's Behalf, in the Causes mentioned in his Appeal; who, at first, seemed willing to let the Petitioner have the same; but afterwards absented from his Office, and declined so to do, as by a Protest to the Petition annexed appears;" and praying, That the said Alexander Gibson, or any other proper Officer having the Custody of the said Records, may forthwith deliver unto the Petitioner's Agent true and authentic Extracts of the Records of such of the said Depositions as the Petitioner shall have Occasion to use, at the Hearing of his Cause in this House; and that the said Copies may be allowed of, as Evidence, on the Hearing of the said Cause:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Clerk, or proper Officer who has the Records of the said Depositions in his Custody, shall forthwith deliver to the said Earl, or his Agent in Scotland (as also to the Respondent, if desired), authentic Copies of the said Depositions; and that such Copies shall be signed by the Lord Clerk Register, or his sufficient Deputy, in order to be given or allowed as Evidence at the Hearing of the Cause in this House.
East Riding of York, Register Bill.
The Earl of Westmorland reported from the Committee of the whole House, 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," as fit to pass, with some Amendments.
Which were read Twice, and agreed to.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, octavum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.