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, 10 Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
The Earl of Warrington reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of a Piece of Ground, late of John Killingworth Esquire, deceased, on which stood several old and decayed Tenements; and applying the Purchase-money for the Benefit of his Wife and Daughters," as fit to pass, with One Amendment.
Which was read Twice, and agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with the said Amendment.
E. of Plymouth takes the Oaths.
This Day Other Earl of Plimouth took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and the Oath of Abjuration, and also made and subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statutes.
Tonnage and Poundage Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled. "An Act for continuing One Half Part of the Subsidies of Tonnage and Poundage, and other Duties upon Wines, Goods, and Merchandizes imported, which were granted to the Crown in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second; and for set tling a Fund thereby, and by other Ways and Means, for Payment of Annuities, not exceeding Eighty Thousand Pounds per Annum, to be sold, for raising a further Supply to Her Majesty, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eight, and other Uses therein expressed."
Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, To-morrow, at Twelve a Clock.
Security of the Queen's Person and Government, Bill.
The Judges (pursuant to Order) delivered a Bill drawn by them, intituled, "An Act for the better Security of Her Majesty's Person and Government."
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Security of Her Majesty's Person and Government."
Message from H. C. to return Caldecot's Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Francis Masham and others:
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to supply a Defect in an Act of Parliament made in the First Year of the Reign of Her present Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, An Act for raising Fifteen Hundred Pounds, by Mortgage of Lands, in the County of Dorsett, for Payment of Debts, and for a Provision and Maintenance of the Younger Children of Phillip Caldecott Esquire;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.
Security of the Queen's Person and Government, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Security of Her Majesty's Person and Government."
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 upon the said Bill.
After some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.
And the Lord Steward reported, "That the Committee had gone through the said Bill; and think it fit to pass, with some Amendments."
Which were read Twice, and agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with the said Amendments.
Court of Exchequer, North Britain, Bill.
The Lord Sommers acquainted the House from the Lords Committees appointed to draw a Bill for settling and establishing a Court of Exchequer in the North Part of Great Britain called Scotland, "That the Committee had prepared a Bill accordingly."
Message from H. C. to return the Cruizers and Convoys Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Hampden and others:
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better securing the Trade of this Kingdom, by Cruizers and Convoys;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made to the said Bill.
Gregg and Clerk, alias Valiere, Report of the Examinations of, &c.
The Lord Steward reported from the Lords Committees appointed to take into Consideration the several Examinations, Letters, and Papers, relating to William Gregg and Alexander Clark, alias Valiere, and to reduce into Method so much thereof as they shall judge most necessary for the Public Service, "That the Committee had put the said Examinations, Letters, and Papers, into a proper Method, contained in Two Reports."
Which were read.
Memorandum, The Reports are contained in the Address of this House, of the 18th Instant.
Ordered, That the said Reports be taken into Consideration on Saturday next.
Pole versus Gardiners.
After hearing Counsel on the Sixth Instant upon the Petition and Appeal of John Pole, from a Decree of the Court of Exchequer, the Twenty-third of June One Thousand Seven Hundred and Six, on the Behalf of Samuel Gardiner; and praying, "That the said Decree in Question for setting aside the Moduses of Twelve Pence and Eight Pence an Acre, in Lieu of the Tithe Hay of the Low and High Meadows, in the Three Quarters of Eckington, Mosbrough, and Spinkhill, and the Township of Killamarsh; and a Report of the Twenty-second of January last, and all subsequent Orders and Proceedings in the said Cause, may be reversed and set aside:" As also upon the Answer of the said Samuel Gardiner put in thereunto; and reading the Proofs in the Cause, and due Consideration of what was offered thereupon; it appearing to their Lordships, that the Appellant proved the Moduses insisted on by his Answer:
It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Decree shall be, and is hereby, reversed; and that the Respondent's Bill in the Court of Exchequer do stand dismissed, but without paying any Costs to the Appellant; the Solicitor and Agent for the said Appellant consenting, at the Bar of this House, on the Behalf of the Appellant, to waive such Costs.
Discovery of Deaths of Persons pretended to be alive, Bill.
Ordered, That the House shall be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Discovery of the Death of Persons pretended to be alive, to the Prejudice of those who claim Estates after their Deaths," on Tuesday next, at Twelve a Clock; and that the Judges in Town do then attend.
Orphans versus Garbling Spices, Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of several Orphans, on Behalf of themselves and others, interested in the Debt due from the Orphans and other Creditors of the City of London; praying to be heard, by their Counsel, before the passing of the Bill, intituled, "An Act [ (fn. 1) for repealing of 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:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners shall be heard, by their Counsel, To-morrow, at Twelve a Clock, before the Second Reading of the said Bill.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, undecimum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.