House of Lords Journal Volume 20
17 February 1716

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 20: 17 February 1716', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 20: 1714-1717 (1767-1830), pp. 293-295. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=38532 Date accessed: 20 September 2014.


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DIE Veneris, 17 Februarii.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Asaph.
Epus. Oxon.
Ds. Cowper, Cancellarius.
Comes Nottingham, Præses.
Comes Sunderland, C. P. S.
Dux Bolton, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Shrewsbury.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Kent.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Newcastle.
March. Annandale.
Comes Derby.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Dorset.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Holderness.
Comes Portland.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Orford.
Comes Grantham.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Orkney.
Comes De Loraine.
Comes I'lay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Rockingham.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Halifax.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Longueville.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Colepeper.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Belhaven.
Ds. Harcourt.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Saunderson.
Ds. Harborough.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Cobham.

PRAYERS.

Guliker, Nat. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Naturalization of Frederick Guliker."

Speedy Trial of Rebels, Bill.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Farrer and others:

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Trial of such Persons as have levied, or shall levy, War against His Majesty;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time; and ordered to be read a Second Time To-morrow, after the Hearing of the Cause; and the House to be summoned.

Conference concerning the Course of Proceedings on Impeachments:

The Time appointed for the Conference with the House of Commons being come;

The Lords following were named Managers:

Ds. Præses.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Newcastle.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Aylesford.
Viscount Townshend.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Cobham.

Then the House being informed, "That the Commons were in the Painted Chamber:"

The Managers Names were read.

And the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference.

Which being ended, the House was resumed.

Conference reported;

And the Lord President reported, "That the Lords had been at the Conference; which was managed in particular by Mr. Secretary Stanhope; who said, "The Commons had desired this Conference, in order to preserve a good Correspondence with this House;" and then delivered a Paper, containing as follows:

Commons desire, that Matters delivered in Writing, by Persons impeached, at the Time of their Pleading, may be sent to them:

The Commons observing, at the proceeding to Judgement against James Earl of Darwentwater, William Lord Widdrington, William Earl of Nithisdale, Robert Earl of Carnwath, William Viscount Kenmure, and William Lord Nairn, that several Matters had, by some of the said Lords, been delivered into the House of Lords in Writing, at the Time they pleaded guilty to the Impeachment exhibited against them by the Commons; do propose to your Lordships, as a Parliamentary Course to be observed for the future, that all Writings, delivered into the House of Lords by Persons impeached by the Commons, at the Time when they put in their Answers or Pleas, or true Copies of such Writings, be forthwith sent to the Commons."

And the same being read by the Clerk:

Committee to consider of it.

The Lords following were appointed a Committee, to consider of the Matter delivered by the Commons at the Conference had this Day; and to inspect Precedents; and report their Opinion to the House, what is fit to be returned to the Commons, in relation to the said Matter:

Ds. Præses.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
Ds. Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Buckingham.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Newcastle.
Comes Dorset.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes I'lay.
Comes Rockingham.
Comes Aylesford.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Goucestr.
Epus. Asaph.
Epus. Oxon.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Harcourt.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Saunderson.
Ds. Carleton.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Monday next, at Eleven a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

King present:

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 sitting in his Place, in his Robes, on His Majesty's Right Hand, 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, in relation to the Land Tax Bill, delivered the same to the Clerk Assistant, in the 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, as follows:

Bills passed.

1. An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixteen."

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

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

"2. An Act to attaint John Earl of Mar, William Murray Esquire commonly called Marquis of Tullibardine, James Earl of Linlithgow, and William Drummond Esquire commonly called Lord Drummond, of High Treason."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"3. An Act for naturalizing Henry Cornelisen."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then the Lord Chancellor receiving a Paper from His Majesty, and returning to his former Place; His Majesty spake as follows:

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"I have given Direction to my Lord Chancellor, to deliver to you, in My Name and Words, the Occasion of My coming this Day to Parliament."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"I have received His Majesty's Commands, from the Throne, to deliver to you, in His Majesty's Name and Words, the Occasion of His coming this Day to Parliament, besides the passing of such Bills as were ready for the Royal Assent, as follows:

His Majesty's Speech.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"I take this Opportunity of acquainting you, that My Forces have obliged the Pretender to fly out of Scotland; and he is since, as I am informed, landed near Gravelines. But I don't know yet, whether any Country in Amity with us will give him Protection, after having so publicly invaded Our Kingdom.

The Dangers to which the Nation was exposed made Me determine, that neither the extraordinary Rigour of the Season, nor any fallacious Proposal of the Rebels, should divert Me from using all possible Endeavours towards putting a speedy and effectual End to this unnatural Rebellion.

"Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"I must return you My Thanks, for the great Progress you have made in the Supplies. The necessary Dispositions are made for raising additional Forces: But, as I shall always consult the Ease of My People as far as it is consistent with their own Security, I shall not make Use of the Confidence you have placed in Me, unless the restless Malice of our Enemies should make it necessary to go on with those Levies.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"I promise Myself, from the Zeal and Wisdom of this Parliament, that the future Happiness and Tranquillity of My Subjects will be established on a solid Foundation; and such Measures taken, as may deprive our Enemies at Home of the Power (since that alone can deprive them of the Inclination) again to attempt the Disturbance of My Government: This therefore is what I think Myself obliged to recommend to you, as a Deliberation of the utmost Importance to the future Safety, Ease, and Prosperity, of My People."

Which being ended, His Majesty was pleased to retire.

And the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

And His Majesty's Speech being reported by the Lord Chancellor:

Address to be drawn.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, "To thank Him for His most Gracious Speech; to congratulate Him upon the Success of His Forces, in obliging the Pretender to fly out of Scotland; and as, no Doubt, His Majesty will use the most effectual Means for preventing the Pretender's finding Refuge in any Country in Amity with His Majesty; so, to assure His Majesty of the Support and Assistance of this House, in shewing His just Resentment against any Prince or State that shall give him Protection: To express the true Sense this House has of His Majesty's great Wisdom and Care of His People, in having resolved not only to put a speedy, but an effectual, End to this Rebellion, without having hearkened to any fallacious Proposals of the Rebels, which could only tend to leave the Seeds of future Rebellions and Distractions in this Kingdom: To thank His Majesty for His Intention to ease His People of any Burthen, as far as it is consistent with the public Safety; not doubting but, if His Majesty judges it necessary, He will make Use of the Power already granted Him: To assure Him, that nothing shall be wanting on the Part of this House, towards securing, upon the most solid and lasting Foundations, His Majesty's Government, upon which the future Happiness and Tranquillity of these Kingdoms does entirely depend."

Then the Lords following were appointed a Committee, to draw an Address pursuant thereunto; and report to the House; (videlicet,)

Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Ancaster.
Dux Newcastle.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes I'lay.
Comes Rockingham.
Viscount Townshend.
Epus. Gloucestr. Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Carleton.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet presently, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure; and the Lords withdrew, to draw the Address.

The House was resumed.

Address reported.

And the Duke of Newcastle reported from the said Committee, an Address drawn by them, as follows:

"Most Gracious Sovereign,

"We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, beg Leave to return Your Majesty the Thanks of this House, for Your most Gracious Speech from the Throne; and to congratulate Your Majesty upon the Success Your Forces have had, in obliging the Pretender to fly out of Scotland: And, as we do not doubt but Your Majesty will use the most effectual Means towards preventing the said Pretender's finding Refuge or Protection in any Country in Amity with Your Majesty; so we do assure Your Majesty of our utmost Support and Assistance, in shewing Your just Resentment against any Prince or State that shall give him Protection. And we take this Opportunity to express the true Sense this House has of Your Majesty's great Wisdom and Care of Your People, in having resolved, not only to put a speedy, but an effectual, End to this Rebellion, without having hearkened to any fallacious Proposals of the Rebels, which could only have tended to leave the Seeds of future Rebellions and Distractions in this Kingdom: And we do farther humbly thank Your Majesty for Your gracious Intentions to ease Your People of any Burthen, as far as is consistent with the public Safety; not doubting but, if Your Majesty judges it necessary, You will make Use of the Power already granted You. And we do humbly assure Your Majesty, that nothing shall be wanting on our Part, towards securing, upon the most solid and lasting Foundations, Your Majesty's Government, upon which the future Happiness and Tranquillity of these Kingdoms does entirely depend."

Which Address, being read by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That this be the Address to be presented to His Majesty.

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty by the whole House.

Ordered, That the Lords with White Staves do wait on His Majesty, humbly to know what Time His Majesty will please to appoint to be attended by this House, with the said Address.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, decimum octavum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.