House of Lords Journal Volume 19
7 December 1711

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 19: 7 December 1711', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 19: 1709-1714 (1767-1830), pp. 335-337. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=29988 Date accessed: 31 October 2014.


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Anno 10° Annæ Reginæ.

DIE Veneris, Septimo Decembris, 1711, Annoque Regni Serenissimæ Dominæ Annæ, Dei Gratia, Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, et Hib'niæ Reginæ, Fidei Defensoris, &c. Decimo, in quem Diem præsens hæc Secunda Sessio Parliamenti Magnæ Britanniæ, per separales Prorogationes et Adjournamenta, prorogatum et continuatum fuerat, in Superiori Parliamenti Domo, apud Westmonaster. convenere Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum Nomina subscribuntur, præsentes fuerunt:

REGINA.

Epus. London.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Harcourt, Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer, Thesaurarius.
Dux Buckingham & Nor. Præses.
Epus. Bristol, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Shrewsbury, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Cleveland.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Ormonde.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Schonburg.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Kent.
March. Dorchester.
Comes Poulett, Senescallus.
Comes Derby.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Dorset.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Berks.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Portland.
Comes Torrington.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Orford.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Grantham.
Comes Wharton.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Mar.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Orkney.
Comes I'lay.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Dartmouth.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount Kilsyth.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Willughby Br.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Howard Escr.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Colepeper.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Ossulstone.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Barnard.
Ds. Halifax.
Ds. Gernsey.
Ds. Conway.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds. Cowper.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Boyle.

PRAYERS.

Lords take the Oaths.

This Day Edward Lord Bishop of Gloucester, and William Lord Pagett took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

Queen present.

Her Majesty, being seated on Her Royal Throne, adorned with Her Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended with Her Officers of State (the Lords being in their Robes), commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the House of Commons, "That it is Her Majesty's Pleasure, they attend Her immediately, in the House of Peers."

Who being come, with their Speaker; Her Majesty was pleased to speak as follows:

Her Majesty's Speech.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"I have called you together as soon as the Public Affairs would permit: And I am glad that I can now tell you, that, notwithstanding the Arts of those who delight in War, both Place and Time are appointed for opening the Treaty of a General Peace.

"Our Allies (especially The States General), whose Interest I look upon as inseparable from My own, have, by their ready Concurrence, expressed their entire Confidence in Me; and I have no Reason to doubt, but that My own Subjects are assured of My particular Care of them.

"My chief Concern is, that the Protestant Religion, and the Laws and Liberties of these Nations, may be continued to you, by securing the Succession to the Crown, as it is limited by Parliament, to the House of Hanover.

"I shall endeavour, that, after a War which has cost so much Blood and Treasure, you may find your Interest in Trade and Commerce improved and enlarged by a Peace, with all other Advantages which a tender and affectionate Sovereign can procure for a dutiful and loyal People.

"The Princes and States, which have been engaged with us in this War, being by Treaties entitled to have their several Interests secured at a Peace; I will not only do My utmost to procure every one of them all reasonable Satisfaction; but I shall also unite with them, in the strictest Engagements for continuing the Alliance, in order to render the general Peace secure and lasting.

"The best Way to have this Treaty effectual, will be to make early Provision for the Campaign: Therefore I must ask of you, Gentlemen of the House of Commons, the necessary Supplies for the next Year's War; and I do most earnestly recommend to you, to make such Dispatch therein as may convince our Enemies, that, if we cannot obtain a good Peace, we are prepared to carry on the War with Vigour.

"Whatever you give, will be still in your own Power to apply; and I doubt not but, in a little Time after the Opening of the Treaty, we shall be able to judge of its Event.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"As I have had your chearful Assistance for the carrying on this long and chargeable War; so I assure Myself, that no true Protestant, or good Subject, will envy Britain, or Me, the Glory and Satisfaction of ending the same, by a just and honourable Peace for us and all our Allies.

"Such a Peace will give new Life to our Foreign Trade, and I shall do My utmost to improve that happy Opportunity to encourage our Home Manufactures; which will tend to the easing of My Subjects in that excessive Charge they now lie under in maintaining the Poor, and to correct and redress such Abuses as may have crept into any Part of the Administration during so long a War.

"I cannot conclude, without earnestly recommending to you all Unanimity; and that you will carefully avoid every Thing which may give Occasion to the Enemy to think us a People divided amongst ourselves, and consequently prevent our obtaining that good Peace, of which we have such reasonable Hopes, and so near a View.

"I pray God direct your Consultations to this End, that, being delivered from the Hardships of War, you may become a happy and a flourishing People."

Then Her Majesty was pleased to withdraw; and the Commons returned to their House.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Speech reported:

The Lord Keeper reported Her Majesty's Speech.

And the same being afterwards read by the Clerk;

Motion for an Address.

It was moved, "That an humble Address be prepared, to return Her Majesty the humble Thanks of this House, for Her Majesty's most Gracious Speech from the Throne."

And a Question being stated thereupon:

It was moved, "That these Words be added to the said Question; (videlicet,) ["And to represent it to Her Majesty, as the humble Opinion and Advice of this House, That no Peace can be safe or honourable to Great Britain or Europe, if Spain and The WestIndies are to be allotted to any Branch of the House of Bourbon"]."

And a Debate arising thereupon:

This previous Question was proposed, and put, Whether a Question, for making those additional Words Part of the main Question, shall be now put?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Addition to the main Question.

Then the Question was put, "Whether these Words; (videlicet,) ["And to represent it to Her Majesty, as the humble Opinion and Advice of this House, That no Peace can be safe or honourable to Great Britain or Europe, if Spain and The West-Indies are to be allotted to any Branch of the House of Bourbon"] shall be Part of the main Question?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the main Question, with the said Addition, being put; (videlicet,) ["That an humble Address be prepared, to return Her Majesty the humble Thanks of this House, for Her Majesty's most Gracious Speech from the Throne; and to represent it to Her Majesty, as the humble Opinion and Advice of this House, That no Peace can be safe or honourable to Great Britain or Europe, if Spain and The West-Indies are to be allotted to any Branch of the House of Bourbon"]?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Committee to draw the Address.

Then the Lords following were appointed a Committee, to prepare an humble Address, to return Her Majesty the humble Thanks of this House, for Her Majesty's most Gracious Speech from the Throne; and to represent it to Her Majesty, as the humble Opinion and Advice of this House, "That no Peace can be safe or honourable to Great Britain or Europe, if Spain and The West-Indies are to be allotted to any Branch of the House of Bourbon;" and report to the House.

Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Ds. Thesaurarius.
Ds. Præses.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
Ds. Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Cleveland.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Ormonde.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Schonburgh.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Kent.
March. Dorchester.
Comes Poulett, Senescallus.
Comes Derby.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Dorset.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Berkshire.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Portland.
Comes Torrington.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Orford.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Grantham.
Comes Wharton.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Mar.
Comes Loundoun.
Comes Orkney.
Comes I'lay.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Dartmouth.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount Kilsyth.
Epus. London.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Willughby Br.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Howard Escr.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Colepeper.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Ossulstone.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Barnard.
Ds. Halifax.
Ds. Gernsey.
Ds. Conway.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds. Cowper.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Boyle.

Their Lordships, or any Seven of them; to meet To-morrow, at Eleven a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, octavum diem instantis Decembris, hora prima post meridiem, Dominis sic decernentibus.