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And the Lord Herbert reported, “That the Com“ mittee had made some Progress in the Bill; and desire “ another Time may be appointed, for the House to be “putin to a Committee again upon the said Bill.”

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IE Jovis, 24° Aprilis.
And his Lordship also reported, “ That the following

R E G I N A.
“ Question had been put to the Judges, upon the First
“ Clause in the Bill ;” (videlicet,)

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes

fuerunt: Judges decline

" Whether, as the Laws now stand, there be a answering a Question con

“ sufficient Remedy to prevent the Inconveniencerning a “ cies mentioned in the Clause of the Bill, which Arch. Cantuar.

Ds. Custos Magni Clause in it, as “ has been now read, in respect to Drawbacks?”

Epus. Exon.

Sigilli.

Ds. Lawarr. likely to come before them

Comes Godolphin, The-Ds. Fitzwalter.

Epus. Sarum. in the Courts

faurarius.

Ds. Lovelace. “ And that the Judges had excused themselves from

Epus. Cicestr. below,

Comes Pembroke, Ds. Mohun. “ answering that Question, upon Account of the Dif

Epus. Bangor.

Præses.
“ ficulty of the Cale; and as it is a Question which
they Epus. Meneven.

Ds. Leigh.
ought not to answer, it being likely the Cafe would

Dux Newcastle, Ds. Vaughan.

C.P.S. “ come before them in the Courts below; and other

Ds. Rockingham. “ Reasons by them given in the Committee.”

Dux Devonshire, Ds. Berkeley Str.

Senescallus. Ds. Cornwallis.
Hereupon, the House being moved, "Toappoint a Day,

Dux Richmond.

Ds. Dartmouth. “ to take this Matter of the Judges into Consideration:

Dux Beaufort.

Ds. Herbert.
Dux Bolton.

Ds. Haversham.
After Debate;

Dux Buckingham.

Ds. Sommers.

Ds. Granville.

March. Kent, CameT Matter The Question was put, " Whether this Matter,

rarius. so be taken “ relating to the Judges not answering the above

Comes Leicester. into Confideration : “ said Question in the Committee, shall be taken

Comes Northampton. 66 into further Consideration To-morrow Morn

Comes Westmorland.
“ ing?”

Comes Stamford.
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sunderland.

Comes Anglesey.
Protest against " Diffentient.

Comes Fever fian. ir. 6 BEAUFORT. 66 BUCKINGHAM.

Comes Berkeley.

Comes Rochester.
66 NORTHAMPTON.

Comes Warrington.
“ ROCHESTER.
WINCHILSEA.

Comes Bradford.
« DARTMOUTH.
POULETT. JERSIT.

Comes Orford.
6 LIIGH.

Comes Jersey.

Comes Poulet,
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Tempo-

Comes Cholmondeley.
ral in Parliament assembled, That To-morrow, at Twelve

Comes Bindon.
a Clock, this House will take into further Consideration,
the Matter of the Judges not answering the Question
put to them in the Committee of the whole House,

PR A YERS.
upon the First Clause in the Bill relating to Drawbacks;
(videlicet,) “ Whether, as the Laws now stand, there
be a sufficient Remedy to prevent the Inconveniencies,

Gunpowder, “ mentioned in the Clause of the Bill, which has been Hodie 3e vice lecta eft Billa, intituled, “ An Act to

to prevent now read, in respect to Drawbacks.”

prevent the Dangers which may arise, from bringing bringing to great Quantities of Gunpowder into London or South. London, &c.

Bill.

66 warke." Gunpowder, The House (pursuant to Order) was adjourned during to prevens Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, inti The Question was put, “ Whether this Bill, with bringing to London, &c. tuled, “ An Act to prevent the Dangers which may " the Amendments, shall pass ?" Bill. “ arise, from bringing great Quantities of Gunpowder

It was Resolved in the Affirmative. " into London or Southwarke."

A Meffage

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Message to A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir
H.C. with, Robert Legard and Sir Richard Holford:
Amendinents
to it.

To return the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence to their Lordihips Amendments made thereto.

“ Care, they shall be applied to the Uses for which “ they are given ; and I hope, by God's Blefang, we

may obtain Advantages from them, answerable to fo great an Expence.

Then 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, attended with Her Officers of State (the Peers being in their Robes), commanded the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, “ It is “ Her Majesty's Pleasure, that they attend Her pre“sently, in the House of Peers.”

My Lords, and Gentlemen, “ It is proper for Me, before we part, to communi"cate to you, that I think it expedient, that the Lords “ of Parliament of England, and Commons of the pre“ sent Parliament of England, should be the Members “ of the respective Houses of the First Parliament of “ Great Britain, for and on the Part of England; and “therefore I intend, within the Time limited, to pub“ lish a Proclamation for that Purpose, pursuant to the “ Powers given Me by the Acts of Parliament of both

Kingdoms, ratifying the Treaty of Union : And, after we have so fully compleated this great Work, I assure Myself, that, when you return to your several Countries, you will omit no Opportunity of making My

Subjects sensible of the Security, and the other great “ and lasting Benefits, they may reasonably expect from “ this happy Union.

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“ This will conduce very much to make it prove so, “ and be a good Preparation to the Success of our next

Meeting; when, I hope, we shall all join our sincere " and hearty Endeavours to promote the Welfare and

Prosperity of Great Britain."

Then the Lord Keeper, by Her Majesty's Command, said,

66 Gentlemen of the House of Commons, “ I am to thank you, in particular, for the great Dir“ patch you have made, in providing the largest and “ most effectual Supplies, that have ever been given “ to the Crown, for the current Service, in any One " Session of Parliament. I am very much concern06 ed, that the Public Occasions require the raising “ of such great Sums from My People. I will take

“My Lords, and Gentlemen,

Parliament

prorogued. “ Her Majesty's Royal Will and Pleasure is, That “ this Parliament should be prorogued to Wednesday the “ Thirtieth Day of this Instant April: And this Parlia“ ment is prorogued accordingly to Wednesday the “ Thirtieth Day of this Instant April.

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Anno 6° Annæ Reginæ.

Then the Lord Keeper commanded the said Commil-
Die Mercurii, 30o Aprilis.

sion to be read.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes Which was read, as followeth:
fuerunt:
« ANNA R.

Commision

for reading Arch. Cantuar. Ds. Custos Magni

the following Ds. Colepeper.

Sigilli. Epus. Exon.

“ Anna, Dei Gratia, Angl. Scotia, Francia, & Hib?- Proclamations

Ds. Rockingham.
Epus. Oxon.
Dux St. Albans.

niæ Regina, Fidei Defenior, &c. Præchariflimo MaEpus. Bangor.

Ds. Berkeley Str. “ rito Nostro Principi Georgio de Denmark, Reveren-
Dux Buckingham & Ds. Herbert.

“ dilimo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro
Nor.

Thomæ Archiepiscopo Cantuar. totius Angl. Primati & March. Lindsey, Mag

“ Metropolitano, Prædilecto & Fideli Conliliario Nostro nus Camerarius.

" Willo Domino Cowper Custodi Magni Sigilli Noftri March. Kent, Came

t" Angl. Reverendissimo in Christo Patri & Fideli Conrarius.

“ filiario Noftro Johanni Archiepiscopo Ebor. Angl. PriMarch. Dorchesters

“ mati et Metropolitano, Charislimis Confanguineis &

“ Confiliariis Nostris Sidney Comiti Godolphin Magno Comes Bridgewater.

" Thesaurario Angl. Thomæ Comiti Pembroke & MontgoComes Northampton.

mery Præsidenti Concilii Nostri, Johanni Duci Necucastle Comes Westmorland.

" Custodi Privati Sigilli Nostri, Will’o Duci Devon. SeComes Feversham.

et nescallo Hospitii Nostri, Carolo Duci Somerset MagisComes Warrington.

“ tro Equorum Noftrorum, Jacobo Duci Ormonde, Carolo Comes Bradford.

" Duci Bolton, Mainherdt Duci Schonberg, Thomæ Duci Comes Orford.

Leeds, Joh’i Duci Marlborough, yok'i Duci de ComiComes Cholmondeley.

“ tatu Buckingham do de Normanby, Rado Duci Mon-
Comes Bindon.

tagu, Rob'to Marchioni Lindsey Magno Camerario Angl.
Hen'co Marchioni Kanc. Camerario Hofpitii Nostri,

" Jacobo Comiti Derby Cancellarid Ducatus * Nostri
PRAYERS.

Lancastr. Georgio Comiti North’ton, Carolo Comiti Man-
chester, Carolo Comiti Peterborow

& Monmouth, Thomæ
The Lords Commissioners, being feated on a Form

“ Comiti Stamford, Thoma Comiti Thanct, Carolo Comiti placed between the Throne and the Woolsack; the

« Sunderland Uni Primariorum Secretariorum NoftroLord Keeper of the Great Seal of England in the Mid

“ rum, Carolo Comiti Carliol. Carolo Bodville Comiti Raddle; the Lord Archbilhop of Canterbury, the Lord Great

nor,

Carolo Comiti Berkeley, Daniel. Comiti NottingChamberlain, and the Earl of Cholmondeley, on his Right ham, Laurentio Comiti Roffen. Montagu Comiti AbingHand; and the Lord Chamberlain and the Earl of Brad don, Ric'o Comiti Scarbrough, Fran'co Comiti Bradford ford on his Left Hand; commanded the Deputy Gen “ Thefaurario Hofpitii Noftri, Ed'r'o Comiti Jersey, Thomæ tleman Ulher of the Black Rod to go to the House of “ Comiti Wharton, Johanni Comiti Poulett, Hugoni CoCommons, and let them know, “ That the Lords de " miti Cholmondeley, Henrico Comiti Bindon Vicemaref· fire them to come, and hear Her Majesty's Commission 6 callo Anglie, Thomæ Vicecomiti Weymouth, Reverendo " read."

66 in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Hen'co

Episcopo London. ac Prædilectis & Fidelibus Confilia-
Who being come, with their Speaker; the Lörd Keeper

" riis Noftris Rob'to Domino Ferrers, Roberto Domino
acquainted them to the Effect following ; (videlicet,)

Lexington, Willmo Domino Dartmouth, Johanni Doniino
Granville, Heneagio Domino Gernsey, & Johanni Levefon

“ Domino Gower, Salutem. Cum nuper, pro quibusdam
“ My Lords, and Gentlemen,

“ arduis & urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum & De

“ fensionem Regni Noftri Angl. & Ecclefiæ Anglicanæ “ Her Majesty having been pleased to issue Her Royal “ concernentibus, præsens hoc Parliamentuin Noftrum “ Proclamation, containing Her Majesty's Declaration, “ apud Civitatem Nostram Weftm. Decimo Quarto Die "" That it is expedient, that the Lords of Parlia

Junii

, Anno Regni Nostri Quarto, inchoari & teneri “ ment of England, and Commons of the prefent Parlia

o ordinavimus; a quo Die idem Parliamentum Nofa “ ment of England, fliould be the Members of the re

trum per separales Prorogationes & Adjournament. “ spective Houses of the First Parliament of Great Bri " ad et in infantem Diem Mercurii, Tricetimum Diem “ tain, for and on the Part of England:I am to ac Aprilis, proregatum & adjournatum fuerat, apud Civi“ quaint you, that Her Majesty has thouglıt fit, by Vir tatem Noftram II cjtm. prædi&tam, ibidcm tunc tenen.

tue of a Commission under the Great Seal of England, “ dum : Cunque etiam juxta Statut. in co Casu nuper " to authorize us, among other Lords in the Commillion

" edit. et provis. Proclamationem Nostram Regalem
" named, to cause the said Proclamation, being like-

“ fub Magno Sigillo Nostro Angl. Vicesimo Nono lic in.
wise under the Great Seal of England, to be read to * ftantis Aprilis cmanari fecimus; & proinde declaravi-
“ vou in this Place, as the most proper Use that can be
e made of this Meeting.”

Origin. Noftræ.
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" mus expediens effe Dominos Parliamenti Angl. et Mi land and Scotland, as the same have been ratified “ lites, Cives & Burgenses præsentis Parliamenti Angl. " and confirmed by Two Acts of Parliament, the one “ ex Parte Angl. Membra fore respectivarum Domuum passed in the Parliament of England, the other in the “ Primi Parliamenti Magna Brittania, Sciatis modo, “ Parliament of Scotland; it is agreed, that if We, on “ quod, certis urgentibus Causis & Considerationibus “ or before the First Day of May next, on which Day “ Nos specialiter moventibus, de Fidelitate, Prudentiâ " the Union is to take place, should declare, under the " & Circumspectionibus veftris plurimum confidentes, “ Great Seal of England, that it is expedient, that the “ de Avisamento & Afsensu Concilii Noftri, assignavimus Lords of Parliament of England, and Commons of the “ vos Commissionarios Noftros; dantes vobis, & aliqui present Parliament of England, should be the Mem“ bus Tribus vel pluribus vestrum, Tenore Præsentium, “bers of the respective Houses of the First Parliament

plenam Poteitatem & Auctoritatem, hoc instante Die “ of Great Britain, for and on the Part of England; “ Mercurii, ad prædictam Proclamationem Noftram, co

“ then the said Lords of Parliainent of England, and “ ram Dominis Spiritualibus & Temporalibus & coram “ Commons of the present Parliament of England, should “ Militibus, Civibus, & Burgenfibus præfentis Parliamen “ be the Members of the respective Houses of the First “ti, ad hoc per vos, vel aliquos Tres vel plures vestrum, “ Parliament of Great Britain, for and on the Part of “ convocat. perlegi caufand. ; & ideo vobis mandamus, England; and that, the Time and Place of the Meeting “ quod circa Præmiffa diligenter intendatis, et ea in For

“ of the First Parliament of Great Britain being ap“ ma prædi&ta effectualiter expleatis. Damus etiam uni “ pointed by Us, by Our Royal Proclamation under the “ versis & fingulis Archiepiscopis, Ducibus, Marchio

“ Great Seal of Great Britain, the Lords of Parliament “nibus, Comitibus, Vicecomitibus, Epifcopis, Baroni

“ of England, and the Sixteen Peers of Scotland, who “ bus, Militibus, Civibus, & Burgenlibus, ac omnibus are, by Virtue of the Articles of Union, to sit and " aliis quorum intereft ad dictum Parliamentum Nof “ vote in the House of Lords, and the Members of the “trum conventuris, Tenore Præsentium, firmiter in

“ House of Commons of the said Parliament of England, " Mandatis, quod vobis in Præmissis faciendis, agendis, “ and the Fire and Forty Representatives of Scotland, & exercendis, pareant, obediant, & intendant, prout

« in the House of Commons of the Parliament of Great “ decet. In cujus Rei Testimonium, has Literas Nof

Britain, should assemble and meet respectively, in the “ tras fieri fecimus Patentes.

respective Houses of the Parliament of Great Britain,

“ at such Time and Place as should be so appointed by “ Teste Meipsa, apud Westm. Tricesimo Die Aprilis,

“ Us, and should be the Two Houses of the First Par“ Anno Regni Nostri Sexto.

“ liament of Great Britain; and We, having taken into

“ Our Royal Consideration the present Circumstances of Per ipfam Reginam, propria Manu signat. “ Affairs, do judge it to be for the Good of Our King.

“ doms, that the Lords of Parliament of England, and « Wrighte."

“the Commons of the present Parliament of England,

“ should be the Members of the respective Houses of Then the Queen's Proclamation, containing Her " the First Parliament of Great Britain, for and on the Majesty's Declaration, was also read, as followeth ; “ Part of England. And We do, pursuant to the said (videlicet,)

“ Articles of Union, hereby declare, under Our Great Proclamation, « By the QUEEN.

“ Seal of England, that it is expedient, that the Lords containing a

“ of Parliament of England, and Commons of the present Declaration, that the pre“ A Proclamation, containing Her Majesty's De

“ Parliament of England, which now stands prorogued fent Parlia" claration,

“ to the Thirtieth Day of this Instant April, should ment Mall

“ be the Members of the respective Houses of the First constitute the

“ Parliament of Great Britain, for and on the Part of “ That it is expedient that the Lords of Parment of Great Britain, on the “ liament of England, and Commons of the

" England; and the Lords of Parliament of England, and Part of Eng present Parliament of England, should be

« Commons of the present Parliament of England, are land. " the Members of the respective Houses of

“ accordingly to be the Members of the respective Houses

os of the First Parliament of Great Britain, for and on “ the First Parliament of Great Britain, for

“ the Part of England. “ and on the Part of England.

“ Given at Our Court at St. James's, the Nine “ A NNE R.

“ and Twentieth Day of April, Anno Domini

“ One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seven, "Whereas, by the Two and Twentieth Article of “ in the Sixth Year of Our Reign. " the Treaty of Union of the Two Kingdoms of Eng

First Parlia

“GOD save the QUEE N.”

1

Examined by us,

TOWNSHEND.
Jo. BANGOR.
HERBERT.
SOMERS.
HALIFAX.

+++ A Proclamation is entered in the Journals of the House of Commons, for holding the Firf Parliament of Great Britain, and appointing the Time and Place of Meeting thereof, Volume XV, Page 393. a.

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Anno 6° Annæ Reginæ.

I E Jovis, Vicesimo Tertio Die O&obris, 1707,

Annoque Regni Sereniffimæ Dominæ Anna, Dei Gratia, Magna Britannia, Francia, et Hib'niæ Reginæ, Fidei Defensoris, &c. Sexto, in Superiori Domo Parliamenti Magna Britannia, apud Weftmonaster. convenere Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum Nomina subscribuntur, et præsentes fuerunt:

Comes Leven.
Comes Seafield.
Comes Glasgow.
Comes Play
Viscount Say & Seale.

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Arch. Cantuar. Arch. Ebor. Epus. London. Epus. Roffen. Epus. Sarum. Epus. Eliens: Epus. Petriburg. Epus. Ciceftr. Epus. Bangor.

Her Majesty, being arrayed in Her Regal Robes and Queen present: Crown, attended with Her Officers of State, ascended Her Royal Throne (the Peers being also in their Robes), commanded the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the Commons, “ That it is Her Ma.

jesty's Pleasure, they attend Her presently, in the " House of Peers.”

Who being come;

The Lord Chancellor, by Her Majesty's Command, said,

os
My Lords, and Gentlemen,

Commons die

rected to “ Her Majesty has commanded me to let you know,

choose a

Speaker. “She is not pleased to declare Her Reasons for calling “ and appointing this Parliament, till there be a Speak

er of the House of Commons: And therefore it is “ Her Majesty's Pleasure, that you, Gentlemen of the « House of Commons, repair to the Place where the “ Commons usually fit, and there chufe a fit Perfon to be your Speaker; and that you present him whom

you shall so chuse to Her Majesty, here, for Her “ Royal Approbation, on Thursday next, at Eleven a “ Clock."

Dux Cumberland.

Ds. Lawarr. Gulielmus Ds. Cowper, Ds.Willughby de Broke. Cancellarius Mag.

Ds. Chandos.
Britannia.
Comes Godolphin,

Ds. Howard Esc.

Ds. Mohun.
Thefaurarius.

•s. Rockingham. Dux Devonshire, Se

Ds. Berkeley Str. nescallus.

Ds. Cornwallis. Dux Somerset. Ds. Lempster. Dux Richmond, Ds. Weston. Dux Grafton. Ds. Herbert. Dux Ormonde.

Ds. Sommers.
Dux Northumberland. Ds. Bernard.
Dux Bolton.

Ds. Halifax.
Dux Sconburg. Ds. Gernsey.
Dux Leeds.
Dux de Com. Buck-

ingham & Nor

manby.
Dux Montross.
Dux Roxburghe.
March. Lindsey, Mag-

nus Camerarius.
March, Tweeddale,
March. Lothian.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Grantham.
Comes Greenwich.
Comes Poulett,
Comes Bindon.
Comes Crafurd.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Mar.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Wemyss.

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

PRAYERS.

The Right HonourableWilliam Lord Cowper, Lord Sixteen Scote High Chancellor of Great Britain, delivered into this cate of the House a Certificate of the Names of the Sixteen Peers, Names of. who, according to the late Acts, are summoned, and certified into the Chancery, to be Members of the House of Lords, on the Behalf of that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, in the First Parliament of Great Britain, and signed by the Clerk of the Crown, who likewise attended at the Table, with the original Return.

And the same being compared with the said Certificate, it was found to agree with the said original. Return; and is as followeth :

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