DIE Mercurii, 11 Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Georgius Princeps Walliæ.
Epus. Dunelm. & Ds. Crew.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
|Ds. Cowper, Cancellarius.
Comes Nottingham, Præses.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
March. Lindsey, Magnus Camerarius.
Viscount Say & Seale.
|Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. De la war.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. St. John.
Butchers & al. of Edinburgh versus Magistrates and Candlemakers of the same Place.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Patrick
Kincaid Deacon, and Archibald Browne Box-master, of
the Incorporated Company of Butchers, in the Borough
of Edinburgh, for themselves, and in Name and Behalf
of the said Corporation, from an Interlocutory Sentence,
or Decree, of the Lords of Session in Scotland, made
the Fifteenth of February last, on Behalf of the Magistrates and Corporation of Candle-makers of the said
Borough of Edinburgh; praying, "that the same may be
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal
in Parliament assembled, That the said Magistrates and
Corporation of Candle-makers 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
Wednesday the First Day of June next.
Watson versus Watson.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of James
Watson of Saughton Esquire, from several Interlocutory
Sentences, or Decrees, of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 27th of January, and the 17th, 18th, 19th,
and 26th of February last, made on the Behalf of Robert Watson of Muirhouse Esquire; praying, "That the
said several Interlocutory Sentences, or Decrees, may
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Robert Watson
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 Eighth Day of
Bridges versus Hitchcock and Wethered.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Shem
Bridges Esquire, from a Decree of His Majesty's Court
of Exchequer, made the 13th Day of December 1714,
in certain Causes there depending, between John Hitchcock, Thomas Wethered, and Walter Kent, Complainants,
and the Appellant, and Richard Holmes, and Elizabeth
Blunt, Defendants; and the Appellant Complainant, and
the said John Hitchcock, Thomas Wethered, and Walter
Kent, Defendants; praying, "That the said Decree
may be reviewed and reversed:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Appeal do
lie on the Table, until such Time as the Appellant offer
some reasonable Excuse for not bringing the same
within the Time limited by the Standing Order of this
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.
The House was resumed.
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 the Right
Hand of the Chair of State, the Lords being also in
their Robes), commanded the Gentleman Usher of the
Black Rod to let the Commons know, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure, they attend Him immediately, in the
House of Peers."
Who being come, with their Speaker; he, after a short
Speech to His Majesty in relation to the Land Tax Bill to
be passed, delivered the same to the Clerk Assistant, in Absence of 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,
"1. An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, to
be raised by a Land Tax in Great Britain, for the
Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred
To which the Royal Assent was pronounced in these
"Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets, accepte
leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."
"2. An Act to empower the Barons of the Court of
Exchequer in Ireland to grant a Commission to some
Persons in England, to administer to Henry Temple Esquire and Luke King Gentleman the usual Oaths, for
the due Execution of their Office of Remembrancer
of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland."
"3. An Act to empower the Barons of the Court
of Exchequer in Ireland to grant a Commission to some
of the Barons of the Court of Exchequer in England, to administer to Thomas Hopkins Esquire the
usual Oaths, for the due Execution of the Office, or
Offices, of Searcher, Packer, and Gauger, in the Port
To these Bills the Royal Assent was severally pronounced, in these Words; (videlicet,)
"Soit fait comme il est desiré."
Then His Majesty was pleased to retire into the
Prince's Lodgings; and the Commons withdrew.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.
The House was resumed.
L. Fitzwalter's Privilege: Adams to attend.
The House being informed, "That Robert Adams, the
Attorney charged upon Oath with delivering Declarations against Elisha Scarning and Charles Harman,
menial Servants to the Lord Fitzwalter, and giving
Rules for pleading thereon, within the Time of Privilege of Parliament, attended according to Order; and
that the said Lord Fitzwalter was desirous another
Day might be appointed for his Attendance:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Robert Adams
do attend this House on Friday next, at Eleven a
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris,
decimum tertium diem instantis Maii, hora undecima
Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.