House of Lords Journal Volume 21
November 1719

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November 1719

Anno 6o Georgii Regis.

DIE Lunæ, 23o. Novembris, 1719.

DIE Lunæ, 23o. Novembris, 1719, Annoque Regni Serenissimi Domini Georgii, Dei Gratia, Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, & Hib'niæ Regis, Fidei Defensoris, &c. Sexto, in quem Diem præsens hæc Quinta Sessio Parliamenti, per separal. Adjournamenta & Prorogationes, continuatum fuerat, in Superiori Domo Parliamenti Magnæ Britanniæ apud Westmonaster. convenere, Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales quorum Nomina subscribuntur, & præsentes fuerunt:

REX.

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Arch. Cant.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Dux Kingston, Præses.
Dux Kent, C. P. S.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Devon.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
March. Annandale.
Comes Derby.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Essex.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Holderness.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Hadinton.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Rockingham.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Coningesby.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount St. John.
Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Newburgh.
Ds. Pawlett Bas.

PRAYERS.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

King present.

His Majesty, being seated on His Royal Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended with His Officers of State; the Prince of Wales (in his Robes) sitting in his Place on His Majesty's Right Hand, and the Lords being also in their Robes; the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod received His Majesty's Commands to signify to the Commons, "That it is His Majesty's Pleasure, they attend Him immediately, in this House."

Who being come, with their Speaker; the Lord Chancellor, on his Knee, received a Paper from His Majesty; and, returning to his Place, His Majesty spake as follows:

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"I have commanded my Lord Chancellor to deliver to you, in My Name and Words, the Causes of My meeting you in Parliament at this Time."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"I have now received His Majesty's Commands, from the Throne, to declare to you, in His Majesty's Name and Words, the Causes of meeting you in Parliament at this Time, as follows:

His Majesty's Speech.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"The Satisfaction with which I always meet you is very much increased at this Time; when it has pleased Almighty God so to strengthen the Arms of Grea Britain and our Consederates, and so to prosper our several Negotiations, that, by His Blessing on our Endeavours, we may reasonably promise ourselves to reap, very soon, the Fruits of our Successes. I am persuaded it will be accounted, by all My good Subjects, a sufficient Reward for some extraordinary Expence, that all Europe, as well as these Kingdoms, is upon the Point of being delivered from the Calamities of War, by the Influence of British Arms and Counsels. One Protestant Kingdom has already been relieved by our seasonable Interposition; and such a Foundation is laid, by our late Treaties, for an Union amongst other great Protestant Powers, as will very much tend to the Security of our Holy Religion.

"I believe you cannot but be surprized at the Continuation of a War, where our Enemies have nothing to hope, and so much to fear. It is, indeed, difficult to frame any Judgement of those Counsels, which have broke out of late in so many rash and illconcerted Measures. If they depend upon our Divisions at Home; I doubt not but, in a very short Time, their Hopes, founded upon this Expectation, will prove as vain and ill-grounded as any of their former Projects.

"In congratulating with you on this happy Posture of Affairs, I must tell you, that, as I have been very just and faithful to My Engagements, so I have met with such frank and powerful Returns of Assistance from My Allies, as will, I doubt not, establish a lasting Friendship among us.

"Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"You will see, by the Accompts I have ordered to be delivered to you, how moderate a Use I have made of the Power entrusted with Me, to augment My Forces by Sea and Land. I depend upon the eminent Duty and Affection you have always shewn to My Person and Government, that you will be vigorous in dispatching the necessary Supplies for the Year; to which Purpose, I have ordered the Estimates to be laid before you: And, at the same Time, I must desire you to turn your Thoughts to all proper Means for lessening the Debts of the Nation.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"You must all be sensible of the many undeserved and unnatural Troubles I have met with, during the Course of My Reign. Our Divisions at Home have gone magnified Abroad; and, by inspiring into some Foreign Powers a false Opinion of our Force, have encouraged them to treat us in a Manner which the Crown of Great Britain shall never endure while I wear it. The Trouble and Expence which this hath brought upon us, have been the most loudly complained of by those who were the Occasion of them. But, with your Assistance, I have hitherto got through all these Difficulties; and, by the Continuance of your Help, I hope very soon to overcome them, since the Hand of God has so visibly been with us in all our Undertakings.

"If the Necessities of My Government have sometimes engaged your Duty and Affections to trust Me with Powers, of which you have always, with good Reason, been jealous; the whole World must acknowledge they have been so used, as to justify the Confidence you have reposed in Me: And as I can truly affirm, that no Prince was ever more zealous to increase His own Authority, than I am to perpetuate the Liberty of My People; I hope you will think of all proper Methods to establish, and transmit to your Posterity, the Freedom of our happy Constitution; and particularly to secure that Part which is most liable to Abuse. I value Myself, upon being the First who hath given you an Opportunity to do it; and I must recommend it to you, to complete those Measures which remained imperfect the last Session.

"So far as human Prudence can foretell, the Unanimity of this Session of Parliament must establish, with the Peace of all Europe, the Glory and Trade of these Kingdoms on a lasting Foundation. I think every Man may see the End of our Labours. All I have to ask of you is, that you would agree to be a great and flourishing People, since it is the only Means by which I desire to become a happy King."

Which being ended, His Majesty was pleased to retire; and the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Bp. Bristol takes the Oaths.

This Day Hugh Lord Bishop of Bristol came to the Table, and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That there were several Lords without, ready to be introduced."

Whereupon the Standing Order of the Ninth of June, 1660, which prescribes the Method of proceeding at the Beginning of a Parliament or Session, being read:

D. of Greenwich introduced:

John Earl of Greenwich, being, by Letters Patent, dat. 27o Die Aprilis, Anno Quinto Georgii Regis, created Duke of Greenwich, was this Day, in his Robes, introduced, between the Duke of Somerset and the Duke of Graston (also in their Robes); the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King of Arms, and the Lord Willoughby of Eresby (who officiated in this Ceremony in the Absence of the Lord Great Chamberlain), preceding.

His Grace presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor, on his Knee, at the Woolsack; who delivered it to the Clerk; and the same was read at the Table.

His Grace's Writ of Summons was also read, as follows:

His Writ of Summons.

"Georgius, Dei Gratia, Magnæ Britannia, Franc. & Hib'niæ Rex, Fidei Defensor, &c. Charissimo Consanguineo & Consiliario Nostro Job'i Duci de Greenwich, Salutem. Cum nuper, de Avisamento & Assensu Concilii Nostri, pro quibusdam arduis & urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum & Defensionem Regni Nostri Magn. Britann. & Ecclesiæ concernentibus, præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. Decimo Septimo Die Martii, Anno Regni Nostri Primo, inchoari & teneri ordinaverimus; & ibidem, cum Prælatis, Magnatibus, & Proceribus dicti Regni Nostri, Colloquium habere & Tractatum; quod quidem Parliamentum Nostrum ibidem tunc tentum fuit; & abinde, per separalia Adjournamenta & Prorogationes, usque ad & in Vicesimum Tertium Diem instantis Novembris prorogatum est, apud Civitatem Nostram præd. ibidem tunc tenendum & prosequendum; vobis, sub Fide & Ligeantia quibus Nobis te nemini, firmiter injungendo mandamus, quod, consideratis dictorum Negotiorum Arduitate & Periculis imminentibus, cessante Excusatione quacunque, dictis Die & Loco, ad dictum Parliamentum Nostrum personaliter intersitis, Nobiscum, ac cum Prælatis, Magnatibus, & Proceribus præd. super dictis Negotiis tractatur. vestrumque Consilium impensur.; & hoc sicut Nos & Honorem Nostrum, ac Salvationem & Defensionem Regni & Ecclesiæ præd. Expeditionemque dictorum Negotiorum diligitis, nullatenus omittatis.

"Teste Meipso, apud Westm. Vicesimo Die Novembris, Anno Regni Nostri Sexto.

"Wrighte."

Then his Grace came to the Table, and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes:

And was afterwards placed on the upper End of the Earls Bench.

D. of Manchester introduced:

Charles Earl of Manchester, being, by Letters Patent, dat. 28o Die Aprilis, Anno Quinto Georgii Regis, created Duke of Manchester, was also, in his Robes, introduced, between the Duke of Montagu and the Duke of Portland (also in their Robes); the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King of Arms, and the Lord Willoughby of Eresby (who officiated in this Ceremony in the Absence of the Lord Great Chamberlain), preceding.

His Grace presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor, on his Knee, at the Woolsack; who delivered it to the Clerk; and the same was read, at the Table.

His Grace's Writ of Summons was also read, as follows:

His Writ of Summons.

"Georgius, Dei Gratia, Magnæ Britann. Franc. & Hib'niæ Rex, Fidei Defensor, &c. Charissimo Consanguineo & Consiliario Nostro Carolo Duci Mancestriæ, Salutem. Cum nuper, de Avisamento & Assensu Concilii Nostri, pro quibusdam arduis & urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum & Defensionem Regni Nostri Magnæ Britann. & Ecclesiæ concernentibus, præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. Decimo Septimo Die Martii, Anno Regni Nostri Primo, inchoari & teneri ordinaverimus; & ibidem, cum Prælatis, Magnatibus, & Proceribus dicti Regni Nostri, Colloquium habere & Tractatum; quod quidem Parliamentum Nostrum ibidem tunc tentum fuerat; & abinde, per separalia Adjournamenta & Prorogationes, usque ad & in Decimum Octavum Diem instantis Aprilis adjournatum & prorogatum fuit; & abinde, usque ad & in Decimum Nonum Diem Maii jam prox. sequen. prorogatum est, apud Civitatem Nostram præd. ibidem tunc tenend. & prosequend.; vobis, sub Fide & Ligeantia quibus Nobis tenemini, firmiter injungendo mandamus, quod, consideratis dictorum Negotiorum Arduitate & Periculis imminentibus, cessante Excusatione quacunque, dictis Die & Loco personaliter intersitis, Nobiscum, ac cum Prælatis, Magnatibus, & Proceribus præd. super dictis Negotiis tractatur. vestrumque Consilium impensur.; & hoc sicut Nos & Honorem Nostrum, ac Salvationem & Defensionem Regni & Ecclesiæ præd. Expeditionemque dictorum Negotiorum diligitis, nullatenus omittatis.

"Teste Meipso, apud Westm. Vicesimo Octavo Die Aprilis, Anno Regni Nostri Quinto.

"Wrighte."

Then his Grace came to the Table, and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes:

And was afterwards placed on the upper End of the Earls Bench.

D. of Chandos introduced:

James Earl of Carnarvon, being, by Letters Patent dat. 29o Die Aprilis, Anno Quinto Georgii Regis, created Duke of Chandos, was likewise, in his Robes, introduced, between the Duke of Buckingham and the Duke of Montagu (also in their Robes); the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King of Arms, and the Lord Willoughby of Eresby (who officiated in this Ceremony in the Absence of the Lord Great Chamberlain), preceding.

His Grace presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor, on his Knee, at the Woolsack; who delivered it to the Clerk; and the same was read, at the Table.

His Grace's Writ of Summons was also read, as follows:

His Writ of Summons.

"Georgius, Dei Gratia, Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, & Hib'niæ Rex, Fidei Defensor, &c. Charissimo Consanguineo Nostro Jacobo Duci de Chandos, Salutem. Cum nuper, de Avisamento & Assensu Concilii Nostri, pro quibusdam arduis & urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum & Defensionem Regni Nostri Magnæ Britanniæ & Ecclesiæ concernentibus, præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. Decimo Septimo Die Martii, Anno Regni Nostri Primo, inchoari & teneri ordinavcrimus; & ibidem, cum Prælatis, Magnatibus, & Proceribus dicti Regni Nostri, Colloquium habere & Tractatum; quod quidem Parliamentum Nostrum ibidem tunc tentum fuerat; & abinde, per separalia Adjournamenta & Prorogationes, usque ad & in Decimum Octavum Diem instantis Aprilis, adjournatum & prorogatum suit; & abinde, usque ad & in Decimum Nonum Diem Maii jam prox. sequen. prorogatum est, apud Civitatem Nostram præd. ibidem tunc tenendum & prosequendum; vobis, sub Fide & Ligeantia quibus Nobis tenemini, firmiter injungendo mandamus, quod, consideratis dictorum Negotiorum Arduitate & Periculis imminentibus, cessante Excusatione quacunque, dictis Die & Loco personaliter intersitis, Nobiscum, ac cum Prælatis, Magnatibus, & Proceribus præd. super dictis Negotiis tractatur. vestrumque Consilium impensur.; & hoc sicut Nos & Honorem Nostrum, ac Salvationem & Defensionem Regni & Ecclesiæ præd. Expeditionemque dictorum Negotiorum diligitis, nullatenus omittatis.

"Teste Meipso, apud Westm. Vicesimo Nono Die Aprilis, Anno Regni Nostri Quinto.

"Wrighte."

Then his Grace came to the Table, and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes:

And was afterwards placed on the upper End of the Earls Bench.

The Journal of the Third of December, 1697, concerning the Introduction of Thomas Earl of Coventry, by virtue of Letters Patent to him granted, bearing Date 26o Aprilis, 9o Willielmi Tertii Regis, being read; and the Clerk, or Keeper of the Records, in the Chapel of The Rolls, attending, with the Record of the Enrolment of the said Letters Patent; and the House being informed thereof:

E. of Coventry introduced:

William Earl of Coventry, claiming, by virtue of a special Limitation in Remainder in the said Letters Patent, was, in his Robes, introduced, between the Earl of Sunderland and Earl Stanhope (also in their Robes); the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King of Arms, and the Lord Willoughby of Eresby (who officiated in this Ceremony in the Absence of the Lord Great Chamberlain), preceding.

His Lordship presented his Writ of Summons to Parliament to the Lord Chancellor, on his Knee, at the Woolsack; who delivered it to the Clerk; and the Record of the Enrolment of the said Letters Patent was read, at the Table, by the Clerk of the Rolls.

And his Lordship's Writ of Summons was also read, as follows:

His Writ of Summons.

"Georgius, Dei Gratia, Magna Britannia, Franc. & Hib'niæ Rex, Fidei Defensor, &c. Charissimo Consanguineo Nostro Will'o Comiti de Coventry, Salutem: Cum nuper, de Avisamento & Assensu Concilii Nostri, pro quibusdam arduis & urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum & Defensionem Regni Nostri Magn. Britann. & Ecclesiæ concernentibus, præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. Decimo Septimo Die Martii, Anno Regni Nostri Primo, inchoari & teneri ordinaverimus; & ibidem, cum Prælatis, Magnatibus, & Proceribus dicti Regni Nostri, Colloquium habere & Tractatum; quod quidem Parliamentum Nostrum ibidem tunc tentum fuit; & abinde, per separalia Adjournamenta & Prorogationes, usque ad & in Vicesimum Tertium Diem instantis Novembris, prorogatum est, apud Civitatem Nostram præd. ibidem tunc tenendum & prosequendum; vobis, sub Fide & Ligeantia quibus Nobis tenemini, firmiter injungendo mandamus, quod, consideratis dictorum Negotiorum Arduitate & Periculis imminentibus, cessante Excusatione quacunque, dictis Die & Loco, ad dictum Parliamentum Nostrum personaliter intersitis, Nobiscum, ac cum Prælatis, Magnatibus, & Proceribus prædict. super dictis Negotiis tractatur. vestrumque Consilium impensur.; & hoc sicut Nos & Honorem Nostrum, ac Salvationem & Defensionem Regni & Ecclesiæ præd. Expeditionemque dictorum Negotiorum diligitis, nullatenus omittatis.

"Testibus Gulielmo Archiepiscopo Cantuar. & cæteris Custodibus & Justiciariis Regni, apud Westm. Decimo Tertio Die Novembris, Anno Regni Nostri Sexto.

"Wrighte."

Then his Lordship came to the Table, and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes:

And was afterwards placed in his due Place, between the Earl of Albemarle and the Earl of Orford.

E. of Harborough introduced.

Bennet Viscount Sherard, being, by Letters Patent, dat. 8o Die Maii, Anno Quinto Georgii Regis, created Earl of Harborough, was also, in his Robes, introduced, between the Earl of Derby and the Earl of Sussex (also in their Robes); the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King of Arms, and the Lord Willoughby of Eresby (who officiated in this Ceremony in the Absence of the Lord Great Chamberlain), preceding.

His Lordship presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor, on his Knee, at the Woolsack; who delivered it to the Clerk; and the same was read, at the Table.

His Lordship's Writ of Summons was also read, as follows:

His Writ of Summons.

"Georgius, Dei Gratia, Magna Britannia, Franc. & Hib'niæ Rex, Fidei Defensor, &c. Charissimo Consanguineo Nostro Benedicto Comiti de Harborough, Salutem. Cum nuper, de Avisamento & Assensu Concilii Nostri, pro quibusdam arduis & urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum & Defensionem Regni Nostri Magna Britannia & Ecclesiæ concernentibus, præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. Decimo Septimo Die Martii, Anno Regni Nostri Primo, inchoari & teneri ordinaverimus; & ibidem, cum Prælatis, Magnatibus, & Proceribus dicti Regni Nostri, Colloquium habere & Tractatum; quod quidem Parliamentum Nostrum ibidem tunc tentum fuerit; & abinde, per separalia Adjournamenta & Prorogationes, usque ad & in Decimum Octavum Diem Aprilis ult. præterit: adjournatum & prorogatum fuit; & abinde, usque ad & in Decimum Nonum Diem instantis Maii, prorogatum est, apud Civitatem Nostram præd. ibidem tunc tenendum & prosequendum; vobis, sub Fide & Ligeantia quibus Nobis tenemini, firmiter injungendo mandamus, quod, consideratis dictorum Negotiorum Arduitate & Periculis imminentibus, cessante Excusatione quacunque, ad dictum Parliamentum Nostrum personaliter intersitis, Nobiscum, ac cum Prælatis, Magnatibus, & Proceribus dicti Regni Nostri, super dictis Negotiis tractatur. vestrumque Consilium impensur.; & hoc sicut Nos & Honorem Nostrum, ac Salvationem & Defensionem Regni & Ecclefiæ prædict. Expeditionemque dictorum Negotiorum diligitis, nullatenus omittatis.

"Teste Meipso, apud Westm. Octavo Die Maii, Anno Regni Nostri Quinto.

"Wrighte."

Then his Lordship came to the Table, and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes:

And was afterwards placed on the lower End of the Earls Bench.

E. of Coningesby introduced:

Thomas Lord Coningesby, being, by Letters Patent, dat. 9o Die Maii, Anno Quinto Georgii Regis, created Earl of Coningesby, was also, in his Robes, introduced, between the Earl of Sussex and Earl Stanhope (also in their Robes); the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King of Arms, and the Lord Willoughby of Eresby (who officiated in this Ceremony in the Absence of the Lord Great Chamberlain), preceding.

His Lordship presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor, on his Knee, at the Woolsack; who delivered it to the Clerk; and the same was read, at the Table.

His Lordship's Writ of Summons was also read, as follows:

His Writ of Summons.

"Georgius, Dei Gratia, Magnæ Britann. Franc. & Hib'niæ Rex, Fidei Defensor, &c. Charissimo Consanguineo & Consiliario Nostro Thomæ Comiti de Coningesby, Salutem. Cum nuper, de Avisamento & Assensu Concilii Nostri, pro quibusdam arduis & urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum & Defensionem Regni Nostri Magnæ Britanniæ & Ecclesiæ concernenti bus, præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. Decimo Septimo Die Martii, Anno Regni Nostri Primo, inchoari & teneri ordinaverimus; & ibidem, cum Prælatis, Magnatibus, & Proceribus dicti Regni Nostri, Colloquium habere & Tractatum; quod quidem Parliamentum Nostrum ibidem tunc tentum fuerat; & abinde, per separalia Adjournamenta & Prorogationes, usque ad & in Decimum Octavum Diem Aprilis ult. præterit. adjournatum & prorogatum fuit; & abinde, usque ad & in Decimum Nonum Diem instantis Maii prorogatum est, apud Civitatem Nostram prædict. ibidem tunc tenendum & prosequendum; vobis, sub Fide & Ligeantia quibus Nobis tenemini, firmiter injungendo mandamus, quod, consideratis dictorum Negotiorum Arduitate & Periculis imminentibus, cessante Excusatione quacunque, ad dictum Parliamentum Nostrum personaliter intersitis, Nobiscum, ac cum Prælatis, Magnatibus, & Proceribus dicti Regni Nostri, super dictis Negotiis tractatur. vestrumque Consilium impensur.; & hoc sicut Nos & Honorem Nostrum, ac Salvationem & Defensionem Regni & Ecclesiæ præd. Expeditionemque dictorum Negotiorum diligitis, nullatenus omittatis.

"Teste Meipso, apud Westm. Nono Die Maii, Anno Regni Nostri Quinto.

"Wrighte."

Then his Lordship came to the Table, and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes:

And was afterwards placed on the lower End of the Earls Bench.

Poor, not to be defrauded, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for preventing of the Poor's being defrauded."

King's Speech reported:

The Lord Chancellor reported His Majesty's Speech.

Address to be drawn up.

Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, "To congratulate with His Majesty on His safe and happy Return to this Kingdom, and upon the great Success with which it has pleased God to bless the wife Measures taken by His Majesty to procure and establish Peace in Europe: To assure His Majesty, that it gives the utmost Pleasure and Satisfaction to this House, to see the present happy Union between His Majesty and the other great Protestant Powers, which does so visibly tend to the Security of our Holy Religion; and to express the deep Sense which this House hath of His Majesty's seasonable Interposition for the poor persecuted Protestants Abroad; and humbly to desire His Majesty would continue His powerful Protection and Offices in Favour of them: To assure His Majesty, that this House will, to the utmost of their Power, stand by and support His Majesty, in the Prosecution of such Measures as He shall think it farther necessary to take, for the completing the great Ends His Majesty has in View, for the Security, Trade, and Glory of these Kingdoms, and the general Tranquillity of all Europe; and they promise themselves, that the whole World will soon be convinced with how little Foundation the Enemies of His Majesty and His Kingdoms had flattered themselves to reap any Benefit from our intestine Divisions: To return His Majesty the most hearty Thanks of this House, for the tender and unprecedented Care and Concern His Majesty is pleased to express for the Liberties of His People and the Freedom of our happy Constitution; which must necessarily draw all suitable Returns of the utmost Gratitude from all His Majesty's faithful Subjects, who have a true Value for such inestimable Blessings."

Then the Lords following were appointed a Committee, to prepare an Address pursuant thereunto; and report to the House:

Ld. President.
Ld. Steward.
D. Montrose.
D. Roxburgh.
D. Manchester.
D. Chandos.
E. Sunderland.
E. Holderness.
E. Stanhope.
E. Coningesby.
L. Abp. Cant.
L. Bp. Glocester.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet presently, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure; and the Lords withdrew, to draw the Address.

After some Time, the House was resumed.

Address reported.

And the Duke of Manchester reported, from the Lords Committees appointed to prepare an Address to be presented to His Majesty, pursuant to the beforementioned Order, "That they had prepared an Address accordingly, as follows:

"Most Gracious Sovereign,

"We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, beg Leave to congratulate Your Majesty, on Your safe and happy Return to this Kingdom, and upon the great Success with which it has pleased God to bless the wise Measures taken by Your Majesty, to procure and establish Peace in Europe.

"It is with the utmost Pleasure and Satisfaction, that we see the present happy Union between Your Majesty and the other great Protestant Powers, which does so visibly tend to the Security of our Holy Religion: And we desire to express the deep Sense which we have of Your Majesty's seasonable Interposition, for the poor persecuted Protestants Abroad; and we humbly beseech Your Majesty, that You would be pleased to continue Your powerful Protection and Offices in Favour of them.

"We also beg Leave to assure Your Majesty, that we will, to the utmost of our Power, stand by and support Your Majesty, in the Prosecution of such Measures as You shall think farther necessary to take, for the completing the great Ends Your Majesty has in View, for the Security of Trade and Glory of these Kingdoms, and the general Tranquillity of all Europe: And we promise ourselves, that the whole World will soon be convinced with how little Foundation the Enemies of Your Majesty and Your Kingdoms have flattered themselves to reap any Benefit from our intestine Divisions.

"We should be wanting in our Duty to Your Majesty and our Country, if we did not return Your Majesty our most hearty Thanks, for that tender and unprecedented Care and Concern Your Majesty has been pleased to express, in Your most Gracious Speech from the Throne, for the Liberties of Your People, and the Freedom of our happy Constitution; which must necessarily draw all suitable Returns of the utmost Gratitude from all Your Majesty's faithful Subjects, who have a true Value for such inestimable Blessings."

Which Address, being read by the Clerk intire, and afterwards in Paragraphs, was agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That this be the Address to be presented to His Majesty; and that the same be presented by the whole House.

Ordered, That the Lords with White Staves do wait on His Majesty, humbly to know what Time His Majesty will please to appoint to be attended by this House, with the said Address.

Committee of Privileges.

Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Customs and Orders of the House, and the Privileges of Parliament, and of the Peers of Great Britain and Lords of Parliament.

Ld. Chancellor.
Ld. President.
L. Privy Seal.
L. Steward.
Ld. Chamberlain.
D. Somerset.
D. Grafton.
D. Devon.
D. Bucks & Nor.
D. Montagu.
D. Montrose.
D. Roxburgh.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Chandos.
M. Annandale.
E. Derby.
E. Pembroke.
E. Bridgewater.
E. Leicester.
E. Warwick.
E. Westmorland.
E. Sunderland.
E. Scarsdale.
E. Clarendon.
E. Essex.
E. Litchfield.
E. Radnor.
E. Yarmouth.
E. Berkeley.
E. Rochester.
E. Holderness.
E. Bradford.
E. Rochford.
E. Coventry.
E. Rothes.
E. Hadinton.
E. Ilay.
E. Ferrers.
E. Strafford.
E. Uxbridge.
E. Rockingham.
E. Tankerville.
E. Bristol.
E. Halifax.
E. Sussex.
E. Cowper.
E. Stanhope.
E. Harborough.
E. Coningesby.
V. Say & Seal.
V. Townshend.
V. Hatton.
V. St. John.
L. Abp. Cant.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Sarum.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Glocester.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Exon.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Carlile.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Willoughby Er.
L. Delawar.
L. Howard Ess.
L. North & Grey.
L. Hunsdon.
L. Compton.
L. Teynham.
L. Maynard.
L. Bruce.
L. Berkeley Str.
L. Lucas.
L. Lumley.
L. Guilford.
L. Haversham.
L. Boyle.
L. Montjoy.
L. Trevor.
L. Masham.
L. Foley.
L. Bingley.
L. Carleton.
L. Onslow.
L. Romney.
L. Newburgh.
L. Pawlett Bas.

Their Lordships, or any Seven of them; to meet on Monday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the House of Peers, and every Monday after; and to adjourn from Time to Time, as they please.

Committee for the Journal.

Lords Sub-committees appointed to consider of the Orders and Customs of the House, and Privileges of the Peers of Great Britain and Lords of Parliament; and to peruse and perfect the Journal of this and the last Sessions of Parliament.

Ld. President.
L. Chamberlain.
D. Somerset.
D. Devon.
D. Bucks.
D. Manchester.
E. Bridgewater.
E. Warwick.
E. Sunderland.
E. Clarendon.
E. Essex.
E. Litchfield.
E. Radnor.
E. Yarmouth.
E. Rochester.
E. Holderness.
E. Coventry.
E. Ilay.
E. Strafford.
E. Uxbridge.
E. Tankerville.
E. Halifax.
E. Sussex.
E. Cowper.
E. Stanhope.
E. Harborough.
E. Coningesby.
V. Say & Seal.
V. Townshend.
V. Hatton.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Sarum.
L. Bp. Glocester.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Exon.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Carlile.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Bristol.
Ld. Delawar.
L. Howard Eff.
L. North & Grey.
L. Compton.
L. Teynham.
L. Bruce.
L. Berkeley Str.
L. Lucas.
L. Lumley.
L. Guilford.
L. Haversham.
L. Boyle.
L. Montjoy.
L. Trevor.
L. Masham.
L. Foley.
L. Bingley.
L. Carleton.
L. Onslow.
L. Romney.

Their Lordships, or any Three of them; to meet when, where, and as often as, they please.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Martis, vicesimum quartum diem instantis Novembris, hora undecima Auror. Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 24o Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
March. Annandale.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Essex.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Hadinton.
Comes Rockingham.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Coningesby.
Viscount Hatton.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.

PRAYERS.

His Majesty to be attended with the Address.

The Lord Steward acquainted the House, "That the Lords with White Staves (according to Order) had waited on His Majesty, humbly to know what Time His Majesty would please to appoint to be attended by this House, with their Address; and that His Majesty was pleased to appoint this Afternoon, at Two a Clock, at His Palace of St. James's."

D. of Dover desires his Writ of Summons:

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That this Morning he received a Message from the Duke of Dover; signifying, That he came of Age as this Day, and desired he might have a Writ of Summon to Parliament."

And his Lordship thereupon desiring the Directions of the House:

And the Proceedings and Resolution, as entered in the Journal the Twentieth of December 1711, touching the Patent creating the Duke of Hamilton Duke of Brandon, being read:

Ordered, That on this Day Sevennight this House will take this Matter into Consideration.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamenttum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Mercurii, vicesimum quintum diem instantis Novembris, hora undecima Auror. Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Martis, 7o Junii, 1720,

hitherto examined by us,

Clarendon.
Coningesry.
Say & Seale.
Joh. Peterbor.
Hu. Bristol.
De Lawarr.

DIE Mercurii, 25o Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Dux Kingston, Præses.
Dux Kent, C. P. S.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Graston.
Dux Devon.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Portland.
M. Annandale.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Essex.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Holderness.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Hadinton.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Rockingham.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Coningesby.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Hatton.
Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Newburgh.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Chancellor reported, "That the House did Yesterday present to His Majesty their humble Address; and that His Majesty was pleased to return this most Gracious Answer; (videlicet,)

His Majesty's Answer to Address:

"My Lords,

"The Sense you express, in this dutiful Address, of My Endeavours for the common Good, is most acceptable to Me. The Assurances of your Support will very much contribute towards bringing about the great and good Ends we have in View: And you may depend upon the Continuance of My best Offices every where, in Behalf of the Protestant Cause and Interest."

Address and Answer to be printed.

Ordered, That the Address of this House presented to His Majesty, and His Majesty's most Gracious Answer thereunto, be forthwith printed and published.

E. of Aylesford takes his Seat.

This Day Heneage Earl of Aylesford sat first in Parliament, upon the Death of his Father Heneage Earl of Aylesford; and came to the Table, and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Peerage of Great Britain, Bill.

His Grace the Duke of Somerset presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling the Peerage of Great Britain."

The said Bill was read the First Time:

And ordered to be read a Second Time To-morrow; and the Lords to be summoned.

D. of Dover's Writ of Summons.

Ordered, That the Lords be summoned, on Tuesday next, on the Matter relating to the Duke of Dover's desiring a Writ of Summons to Parliament.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, vicesimum sextum diem instantis Novembris, hora undecima Auror.

DIE Jovis, 26o Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Arch. Cant.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Dux Kingston, Præses.
Dux Kent, C. P. S.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Graston.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Devon.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
M. Annandale.
Comes Derby.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Essex.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Godolpbin.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Hadinton.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Rockingham.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Coningesby.
Viscount Say & Seal.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount St. John.
Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Harcourt.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Frevor.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Newburgh.
Ds. Pawlett Bas.

PRAYERS.

Peerage of Great Britain, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "intituled, "An Act for settling the Peerage of Great Britain."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

And, after Debate, in relation to the Time of meeting of the Committee;

The Question was put, "That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, on Saturday next?"

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow; and the Lords to be summoned.

Hamilton versus Boswell.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Hamilton of Grange, Gentleman; complaining of Part of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Council and Session in Scotland; One, of the Nineteenth of December 1701, and the Affirmances thereof; and the other, of the Five and Twentieth of July 1705, made on the Behalf of George Boswell and Hellen Reid his Wife; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:"

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said George Boswell and Hellen his Wife may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and are hereby required to put in their Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the One and Thirtieth Day of December next.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, vicesimum septimum diem instantis Novembris, hora undecima Auror. Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 27o Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Dux Kingston, Præses.
Dux Kent, C. P. S.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Devon.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
M. Annandale.
Comes Derby.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Essex.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Holderness.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Hadinton.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Coningesby.
Viscount Say & Seal.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Cobham.
Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Harcourt.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Newburgh.
Ds. Pawlett Bas.

PRAYERS.

E. of Denbigh takes his Seat.

This Day William Earl of Denbigh sat first in Parliament, upon the Death of his Father Basil Earl of Denbigh; and came to the Table, and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Peerage of Great Britain, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned duting Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling the Peerage of Great Britain."

After some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Clarendon reported, "That the Committee of the whole House had gone through the said Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; which his Lordship was directed to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow; and the Lords to be summoned.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, vicesimum octavum diem instantis Novembris, hora undecima Auror., Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Sabbati, 28o Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Dux Kent, C. P. S.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Graston.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
M. Annandale.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Essex.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Hadinton.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Coningesby.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Cobham.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Harcourt.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Newburgh.

PRAYERS.

Peerage of Great Britain, Bill.

The Earl of Clarendon (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling the Peerage of Great Britain," was committed, the Amendments made by the Committee to the said Bill.

Which, being read Twice, were, with an Amendment to One of them, agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

Judges to attend, and Lords summoned.

Ordered, That the Judges do attend this House on Monday next; and the Lords to be summoned.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, tricesimum diem instantis Novembris, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 30o Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Asaph.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Dux Kent, C. P. S.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Bucks & Normanby.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Manchester.
M. Annandale.
Comes Dorset & Middl'x.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Hadinton.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Rockingham.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Coningesby.
Viscount Say & Seal.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Cobham.
Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Harcourt.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Newburgh.
Ds. Pawlett Bas.

PRAYERS.

Peerage of Great Britain, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for settling the Peerage of Great Britain."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer:

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

Dunch's Pet. referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Arabella Godsrey Widow, Executrix of Edmond Dunch Esquire, and Elizabeth Dunch Widow of the said Edmond Dunch, Elizabeth, Harriot, and Arabella, Daughters of the said Edmond Dunch, by the said Elizabeth Dunch their Guardian; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for supplying the Defects and better performing the Will of the said Edmond Dunch, by appointing proper Trustees to execute the Powers designed by the said Will, for raising and securing Portions for the said Elizabeth, Harriot, and Arabella, the only Daughters of the said Edmond Dunch:

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and Mr. Justice Tracy; who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing them, to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties that may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

D. of Dover's Writ of Summons.

Whereas To-morrow is appointed, for the House to take into Consideration the Matter relating to the Duke of Dover's desiring a Writ of Summons to Parliament:

It is Ordered, That this House will take the said Matter into Consideration on Thursday the Tenth Day of December next.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, septimum diem Decembris jam proxim. sequent. hora undecima Auror., Dominis sic decernentibus.