DIE Mercurii, 16 Novembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Comes Godolphin, Thesaurarius.
Ds. Sommers, Præses.
Dux Devonshire, Senescallus.
March. Kent, Camerarius.
Comes Dorsett & Midd'x.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Oliver & al. versus Att. General, in Error.
The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That
the Lord Chief Baron attended, with a Writ of Error."
Then the Lord Chief Baron was called in; and, in the
usual Manner, brought up a Writ of Error; wherein
Jerome Oliver and others are Plaintiffs, against Her Majesty's Attorney General, Defendant.
Plunket versus Bp. of Dromore.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Dame
Penelope Plunket, from a Decree or Order made in the
Court of Chancery in Ireland, the Nineteenth Day of
May One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eight, on the
Behalf of Tobias Lord Bishop of Dromore in Ireland;
and praying the Reversal of the said Decree or Order;
and that the Lord Bishop of Dromore may answer to her
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Bishop of
Dromore may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and
shall and he is hereby required to put in his Answer
thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the
Twenty-eighth Day of December next; and hereof he
may not fail.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure.
The House was resumed.
The Lord Halifax reported from the Lords Committees, appointed to draw an humble Address to be presented to Her Majesty, upon Her Majesty's most Gracious Speech, the following Address.
Which was read Twice, and agreed to; (videlicet,)
"We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, cannot conceal the Joy and Satisfaction which filled our Hearts, in seeing Your Majesty's Royal Person sitting upon Your Throne, after
the great Misfortune which deprived us of Your Presence during the last Session of Parliament: Nor can
we forbear to return our humble and hearty Thanks
for Your most Gracious Speech; whereby it appears
how readily Your Tenderness for Your People inclined Your Majesty to hearken to Proposals of Peace;
how wisely and steadily You proceeded in the First
Steps of the Treaty, and how justly You resented
the Artifices and Insincerity of the Enemy, by the
immediate and vigorous Prosecution of the War.
"This soon made it appear, that Peace was the
Choice of Your Moderation, and must prove the
only Refuge of Your Enemies.
"The last Campaign was so very glorious, whether
we consider the Strength of the Towns which were
taken, or the Difficulty and Importance of the Victory which was obtained, that we beg Leave to congratulate Your Majesty upon the continued Success
of Your Arms, and those of Your Allies, under Your
General the Duke of Marlborough; whose Conduct
is worthy of the chief Command in so just a War,
and whose Valour is equal to the Bravery of Your
"And we beg Leave to assure Your Majesty, that
this House will, to the utmost of their Power, support Your Majesty, to carry on the War, and improve
the Advantages You have gained, till France is compelled to submit to the Terms of a safe and lasting
Peace for us and all Your Allies."
Ordered, That the whole House do attend Her
Majesty, with the said Address.
Lords with White Staves to attend Her Majesty.
Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in
Parliament assembled, That the Lords with White Staves
do attend Her Majesty, humbly to know what Time
Her Majesty will please to appoint, to be attended by
this House, with their Address.
Thanks of the House to be given to D. of Marlborough.
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Thanks of this
House be given to his Grace the Duke of Marlborough,
for his continued and eminent Services to Her Majesty
and the Public, during the last Campaign; and that the
Lord Chancellor do give the same to his Grace, when
he shall be in his Place in the House.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Jovis, decimum septimum diem instantis Novembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.