House of Lords Journal Volume 20
21 August 1714

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 20: 21 August 1714', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 20: 1714-1717 (1767-1830), pp. 13-14. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=38381 Date accessed: 28 July 2014.


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Die Sabbati, 21 Augusti.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Harcourt, Cancellarius.
Dux Shrewsbury, Thesaurarius.
Dux Bucks & Nor. Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Somerset.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Kent.
Comes Poulet, Senescallus.
Comes Derby.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Greenwich.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Mar.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Dundonald.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Portmore.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Longueville.
Viscount Kilsyth.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. St. John.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Gernsey.
Ds. Balmerino.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.

PRAYERS.

D. Schonburgh takes the Oaths.

Meinhardt Duke Schonburg and Leinster 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.

The House was resumed.

Lords Justices present, and Bills passed.

Then Thirteen of the Lords Justices (in their Robes) being seated on the Bench prepared for them between the Chair of State and the Woolsack; the Lord Chancellor in the Middle; and the Lord Archbishop of York, Lord President, Duke of Somerset, Earl of Greenwich Duke of Argyle, Earl of Pembroke, and Earl of Nottingham, on his Right Hand; and the Lord High Treasurer, Lord Privy Seal, Duke of Bolton, Duke of Kent, Earl of Anglesey, and Earl of Abingdon, on his Left; commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the Commons, "That it is the Lords Justices Pleasure, they attend immediately, in the House of Peers."

Who being come, with their Speaker; he, after a Speech, in relation to the Money Bills to be passed, delivered the same to the Clerk Assistant (in the Absence of the Clerk of the Parliaments); who brought them to the Table; where the Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those Bills, and the other Bill to be passed, severally, as follows:

"1. An Act for the better Support of His Majesty's Household, and of the Honour and Dignity of the Crown of Great Britain."

"2. An Act for rectifying Mistakes in the Names of the Commissioners of the Land Tax for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fourteen; and for raising so much as is wanting, to make up the Sum of Fourteen Hundred Thousand Pounds, intended to be raised by a Lottery, for the Public Service, in the said Year."

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, severally, in these Words; (videlicet,)

"Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."

"3. An Act to enable Persons now residing in Great Britain to take the Oaths, and do all other Acts, in Great Britain, requisite to qualify themselves to continue in their respective Places, Offices, and Employments, in Ireland."

To this Bill the Royal Assent was pronounced in these Words; (videlicet,)

"Le Roy le veult."

Then the Lord Chancellor spake as follows:

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

Lords Justices Speech.

"We cannot but express our greatest Satisfaction, and, in His Majesty's Name, return you Thanks, for the convincing Proofs which you have given, in this Session, of your Duty and Affection to His Majesty, and of your Zeal for His Government.

"We must particularly thank you, Gentlemen of the House of Commons, for the Aids which you have granted to His Majesty, for the better Support of the Honour of the Crown; and for preventing any Disappointment in the Supplies given in the last Session for the Service of this Year. You may be assured, that the Unanimity, the Chearfulness, and the Dispatch, with which you have proceeded in granting these Aids, will render them yet more acceptable to His Majesty; and you may depend upon our making a faithful Representation thereof to Him.

The Houses directed to adjourn.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"All necessary Business being now happily concluded, it will be proper for us to put a speedy End to this Session. We think fit, at present, in His Majesty's Name, to desire you forthwith, respectively, to adjourn yourselves until Wednesday next."

Then the Commons withdrew.

And the House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, vicesimum quintum diem instantis Augusti, hora duodecima, Dominis sic decernentibus.