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, 25 Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
E. Lincoln takes his Sent.
This Day Henry Earl of Lincolne sat first in Parliament, after the Death of Francis Earl of Lincoln his Father; and took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and the Oath of Adjuration; and also made and subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statutes.
Court of Exchequer in North Britain, Establishment, Bill.
The House (pursuant to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling and establishing a Court of Exchequer in the North Part of Great Britain, called Scotland."
After some Time spent therein the House was resumed.
And the Lord Herbert reported, "That the Committee of the whole House had gone through the said Bill; and think it fit to pass, with several Amendments."
Ordered, That the Report of the said Amendments be made To-morrow.
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, "Au Act for the Importation of Cochineal from any Ports in Spain during the present War, and Six Months longer;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Sutton et al. Aids de Camp, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Colonel Richard Sutton and others, Aids de Camp."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall be committed?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
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 last mentioned Bill.
After some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.
And the Earl of Rochester reported, "That the Committee of the whole House had gone through the said Bill; and think it fit to pass, without any Amendment."
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa; intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Colonel Richard Sutton and others, Aids de Camp."
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.
Debts due to the Army, and upon Civil List, at the Death of K. William, Address to be drawn for.
Lords Committees appointed to draw an Address, to be presented to Her Majesty, "That She will be pleased to give Order, that the Debts due to the Officers and Soldiers of the Army, during the Life of His late Majesty King William, and such as represent them, be stated, and laid before this House; as likewise the Debts owing to any Persons, or such as represent them, upon the Civil List, to the Death of His late Majesty King William;" and report to the House.
Comes Godolphin, Thesaurarius.
Their Lordships, or any Three of them; to meet To-morrow, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Lieutenant Colonel John Savery."
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Captain James Roch."
Whereas To-morrow is appointed, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Lord High Treasurer of Great Britain, or Commissioners of the Treasury, to compound with Richard Parke, Citizen and late Merchant of London, for a Debt due to Her Majesty:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Bridges, Solicitor to Her Majesty's Commissioners of the Customs, do attend the said Committee To-morrow, at Eleven a Clock, with an Account of what the said Richard Parke stands indebted to Her Majesty for Customs.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, vicesimum sextum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.