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House of Lords Journal Volume 18: 29 March 1708

Pages 556-558

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 Lunæ, 29 Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunel.& D. Crewe.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norwic.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Dux Newcastle, C. P. S.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Schonburg.
Dux Shrewsbury.
Dux Buckingham.
Dux Roxburghe.
March. Kent, Camerarius.
March. Dorchester.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Derby.
Comes Lincolne.
Comes Dorsett & Midd'x,
Comes Northampton.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Grantham.
Comes Greenwich.
Comes Mar.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Wemyss.
Comes Seafield.
Viscount Townshend.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Halifax.
Ds. Conway.
Ds. Hervey.

PRAYERS.

Affleck, Nat. Bill.

The Earl of Rochester reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing "John Affleck Esquire and Mary Dutry," as fit to pass, without any Amendment.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for "naturalizing John Affleck Esquire and Mary Dutry."

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.

Mischiefs by Fire, to prevent, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing Mischiefs "that may happen by Fire."

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, with some Amendments."

Which were read Twice, and agreed to.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing Mischiefs that may happen by Fire."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Medlycott and Mr. Fellowes:

To return the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Address for Debts due to the Army and upon Civil List, to the Death of K. William, to be stated, and laid before the House.

The Lord Viscount Townshend reported from the Lords Committees appointed to draw an Address to be presented to Her Majesty, "That She will be pleased to give Order to state the Debts due to the Officers and Soldiers of the Army, during the Life of His late Majesty King William; as likewise the Debts owing to any Persons upon the Civil List to the Death of the said late King;" the Address drawn by them.

Which was read; and agreed to, as follows; (videlicet,)

"We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and obedient Subjects the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, thinking it very just and reasonable, that those Persons, who faithfully served the late King and their Country, in the War against France, as likewise those who served Him in His Household and Family, should be paid all that is justly due to them; and the rather, because several have obtained Acts for making out Debentures in Satisfaction of such Debts; do humbly beseech Your Majesty, that You will be pleased to appoint Commissioners, to state all the Debts that remain unsatisfied, and are still due, to the Officers and Soldiers of the Army, for Service done in the late Reign; and likewise to state what is still owing to any Persons upon the Civil List, to the Death of His late Majesty King William."

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lords with White Staves do humbly attend Her Majesty, with the Address of this House agreed to this Day.

Cochineal, Importation from Spain, Bill.

Then the House (pursuant to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Importation of Cochineal from any Ports in Spain during the present War, and Six Months longer."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Earl of Stamford reported, "That the Committee of the whole House had gone through the said Bill; and think it fit to pass, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Third Time To-morrow.

Messages from H. C. with a Bill; and to return the Bill for Return of Scotch Peers to sit in the Parliament of Great Britain.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord William Powlett and others:

To return the Bill, 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;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made to the Commons Amendments to the said Bill.

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

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Her Majesty to make Leases and Copies of Offices, Lands, and Hereditaments, Parcel of Her Dutchy of Cornwall, or annexed to the same;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Penny feather versus Shaller.

The House being moved, "That Edward Penny feather and Robert Bridgeman may have Leave to withdraw their Appeal presented to this House, the Eighth of this Instant March, whereunto Edward Shaller is Respondent:"

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Appellants Edward Penny feather and Robert Bridgeman have hereby Leave to withdraw their Appeal, as desired.

Messages from H. C. with Bills.

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

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for laying a further Duty on Woollen and Worsted Yarn imported into this Kingdom;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further directing the Payment of the Equivalent-money;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing several Duties therein mentioned, upon Coffee, Chocolate, Spices, Pictures, and Muslins, and additional Duties upon several of the said Commodities, and certain Duties upon Callicoes, China Wares, and Drugs; and for continuing the Duties called the Two Third Subsidies of Tonnage and Poundage, for preserving the Public Credit; and for ascertaining the Duties of Coals exported for Foreign Parts; and for securing the Credit of the Bank of England; and for passing several Accompts of Taxes raised in the County of Monmouth; and for promoting the Consumption of such Tobacco as shall have paid Her Majesty's Duties;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir William Ashurst and others:

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for regulating the Qualifications of the Elections of the Governor, Deputy Governor, Directors, and Voters, of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for limiting a Time to Persons to come in and make their Claims to any of the forfeited Estates and other Interests in Ireland, sold by the Trustees for Sale of those Estates to the Governor and Company for making hollow Sword-blades in England, and divers other Purchasers;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, tricesimum diem instantis Martii, hora decima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Veneris, 30 die Aprilis, 1708, hitherto examined by us,
Stamford.
Herbert.
Somers.