House of Lords Journal Volume 19
21 June 1712

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 19: 21 June 1712', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 19: 1709-1714 (1767-1830), pp. 487-489. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=30093 Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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DIE Sabbati, 21 Junii.

REGINA.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Winton.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Asaph.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Harcourt, Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Oxford, Thesaurarius.
Dux Bucks, Præses.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Montagu.
Comes Poulet, Senescallus.
Comes Derby.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Portland.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Mar.
Comes Home.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Northesk.
Comes Roseberie.
Comes Play.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount Kilsyth.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Halifax.
Ds. Gernsey.
Ds. Blantyre.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Burton.
Ds. Minsel.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.

PRAYERS.

Additional Duties on Hides, &c. Bill:

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for laying additional Duties on Hides and Skins, Vellum, and Parchment; and new Duties on Starch, Coffee, Tea, Drugs, Gilt and Silver Wire, and Policies of Insurance; to secure a Yearly Fund, for Satisfaction of Orders to the Contributors of a further Sum of One Million Eight Hundred Thousand Pounds, towards Her Majesty's Supply; and for the better securing the Duties on Candles; and for obviating Doubts concerning certain Payments in Scotland; and for suppressing unlawful Lotteries, and other Devices of the same Kind; and concerning Cake Soap; and for Relief of Mary Ravenall, in relation to an Annuity of Eighteen Pounds per Annum; and concerning Prize Cocoa Nuts brought from America; and certain Tickets, which were intended to be subscribed into the Stock of the South Sea Company; and for appropriating the Monies granted in this Session of Parliament."

And, after some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Delawar reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for laying additional Duties on Hides and Skins, Vellum, and Parchment, and new Duties on Starch, Coffee, Tea, Drugs, Gilt and Silver Wire, and Policies of Insurance; to secure a Yearly Fund, for Satisfaction of Orders to the Contributors of a further Sum of One Million Eight Hundred Thousand Pounds, towards Her Majesty's Supply; and for the better securing the Duties on Candles; and for obviating Doubts concerning certain Payments in Scotland; and for suppressing unlawful Lotteries, and other Devices of the same Kind; and concerning Cake Soap; and for Relief of Mary Ravenall, in relation to an Annuity of Eighteen Pounds per Annum; and concerning Prize Cocoa Nuts brought from America; and certain Tickets, which were intended to be subscribed into the Stock of the South Sea Company; and for appropriating the Monies granted in this Session of Parliament."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative

Message to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Meller and Mr. Orlebar:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Queen's Answer to Address for discovering the Printer, &c. of the Protest.

The Lord Treasurer reported, "That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) presented to Her Majesty the Address of this House of Thursday last; and that Her Majesty was pleased to say,

"That She would take such Measures for the Discoveries therein desired as should be proper; and order a Reward accordingly."

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 Commons, "It is Her Majesty's Pleasure, that they attend Her, immediately, in the House of Peers."

Bills passed.

And the Commons, with their Speaker, being come; he, after after a Speech to Her Majesty, delivered the Money Bill to the Clerk of the Parliaments, who brought it to the Table; where the Clerk of the Crown read the Title of that and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follows; (videlicet,)

"1. An Act for laying additional Duties on Hides and Skins, Vellum, and Parchment; and new Duties on Starch, Coffee, Tea, Drugs, Gilt and Silver Wire, and Policies of Insurance, to secure a Yearly Fund, for Satisfaction of Orders to the Contributors of a further Sum of One Million Eight Hundred Thousand Pounds towards Her Majesty's Supply; and for the better securing the Duties on Candles; and for obviating Doubts concerning certain Payments in Scotland; and for suppressing unlawful Lotteries, and other Devices of the same Kind; and concerning Cake Soap; and for Relief of Mary Ravenall, in relation to an Annuity of Eighteen Pounds per Annum; and concerning Prize Cocoa Nuts brought from America; and certain Tickets, which were intended to be subscribed into the Stock of the South Sea Company; and for appropriating the Monies granted in this Session of Parliament."

To this Bill the Clerk of the Parliaments pronounced the Royal Assent, in these Words; (videlicet,)

"La Reine remercie ses bons Subjects, accept leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."

"2. An Act for continuing the Trade to the South Seas, granted by an Act of the last Session of Parliament, although the Capital Stock of the said Corporation should be redeemed."

"3. An Act for better ascertaining and securing the Payments to be made to Her Majesty, for Goods and Merchandizes to be imported from The East Indies, and other Places within the Limits of the Charter granted to the East India Company."

"4. An Act for continuing the Trade and Corporation-capacity of the United East India Company, although their Fund should be redeemed."

"5. An Act for appointing Commissioners, to take, examine, and determine, the Debts due to the Army, Transport Service, and Sick and Wounded."

"6. An Act for explaining several Clauses in an Act passed the last Session of Parliament, for Relief of the Sufferers of the Islands of Nevis and St. Christopher, by reason of the Invasion of the French there, in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Five."

"7. An Act for enlarging the Time for the Ministers, Advocates, and other Members of the College of Justice, in Scotland, to take the Oaths therein mentioned."

"8. An Act for the appointing the Circuit Courts in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland to be kept only Once in the Year."

To these Bills the Clerk of the Parliaments pronounced the Royal Assent, severally, in these Words; (videlicet,)

"La Reine le veult."

"9. An Act to enable James Duke of Ormonde, and Charles Earl of Arran of the Kingdom of Ireland his Brother, to convey to Her Majesty the Regalities, Franchises, Liberties, and Jurisdictions, in the County of Tiperary, in the Kingdom of Ireland, in order to their being extinguished in the Crown; and to enable Her Majesty to grant an Equivalent for the same."

"10. An Act for enlarging the Time for Sale of Part of the Estate of the Right Honourable Richard Lord Bellew of the Kingdom of Ireland, vested in Trustees by an Act of Parliament lately passed in the said Kingdom."

"11. An Act for vesting the Inheritance of the Manor of Court at Weeke, and divers other Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the County of Kent, in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of the Debts and Legacies of Sir Robert Austen Baronet, deceased.

"12. An Act for Sale of the Estate of Francis Moore Esquire, in the County of Wilts, for discharging an Incumbrance thereon; and for providing a Portion for his only Daughter, and other Purposes therein mentioned."

"13. An Act to enable the Lord High Treasurer of Great Britain, or Commissioners of the Treasury, for the Time being, to compound with George Dixon Doctor in Divinity, as he was Surety for his Father, while Receiver General for the County of Somerset and City of Bristol."

"14. An Act for vesting several Lands, in Netherex, Rew, Silverton, and Thorverton, in the County of Devon, in Trustees, to be sold, for the Purposes therein mentioned."

"15. An Act for vesting in Trustees the Real Estate of Barbara sole Daughter and Heir of John Goring, late of the City of Litchfield, Esquire, and now the Wife of Mr. Walter Chetwynd, for the Performance of Articles on her Marriage, notwithstanding her Minority."

"16. An Act for confirming a Lease made by Jeffery Palmer and Robert Palmer Esquires, for a farther Provision for Payment of the Debts of the said Jeffery Palmer."

"17. An Act for Sale of some Part of the Real Estate of Baptist May Esquire, deceased, for Payment of his Debts; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"18. An Act for confirming of a Partition made between William Pynsent Esquire and Mary his Wife, John Trevillian Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife, and their Trustees, of several Manors and Lands in the County of Somerset."

"19. An Act for the Relief of Sir William Douglas, Lieutenant General of Her Majesty's Forces."

To these Bills the Clerk of the Parliaments pronounced the Royal Assent, severally, in these Words; (videlicet,)

"Soit fait come il est desiré."

Then Her Majesty spake as follows; (videlicet,)

Queen's Speech.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"The last Time I was here, I spoke so fully, and afterwards received from both Houses such satisfactory Addresses, that there remains little more for Me to say, at the Close of this Meeting of Parliament, but to repeat My hearty Thanks for your late solemn Assurances. They will give Me Strength to struggle with any Difficulties which may yet be raised; and I hope, that neither they who envy the making a good Peace, nor who think it their Interest to continue the War, will be able to defeat our joint Endeavours, for the Honour and Advantage of Britain, and the Security of all our Allies.

Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"At the same Time that I thank you most kindly for the Supplies you have chearfully granted, I cannot but let you know My Satisfaction in the near View I have of a Peace; since it will in some Measure recompense My Subjects for their vast Expences, and also lighten that heavy Burden they have borne during the War.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"You have expressed how sensible you are of the Advantage and Security which accrue to Britain and our Allies, by the Terms proposed for a Peace; and I need not mention to you the Mischiefs which must follow the breaking off this Treaty: Our Burdens would be at least continued, if not increased; the present Opporunity would be irrecoverably lost, of Britain's establishing a real Balance of Power in Europe, and improving our own Commerce; and if any of our Allies should gain something by such a Proceeding, the rest would suffer in the common Calamity. But I hope, by God's Blessing, such fatal Designs will be disappointed.

"You are now returning into your respective Countries: And I persuade Myself you will not be wanting in your Endeavours to obviate the Designs of any illminded Persons, who may attempt to sow Sedition amongst My Subjects, and, under specious Pretences, carry on Designs they dare not own.

"I hope, at your next Meeting, there will be an Opportunity of perfecting what I have recommended to you, which you have left unfinished in this Session.

"I cannot conclude without assuring you, that nothing shall move Me from steadily pursuing the true Interest of so dutiful and affectionate a People."

Which being ended; the Lord Keeper, by Her Majesty's Command, said,

Houses adjourned, by the Queen's Command:

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"It is Her Majesty's Pleasure, that both Houses should forthwith severally adjourn themselves to Tuesday the Eighth Day of July next."

Then Her Majesty was pleased to withdraw.

And the Commons returned to their House.

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, octavum diem Julii jam prox. sequen. hora duodecima, Dominis sic decernentibus.