Attempt to dissolve the union with Scotland, 1713
HLRO Manuscript Minutes, H.L. (1 June 1713)


Adhuc 1 Junii 1713.

Naturaliz
Descury
Bill

The E of Yarmouth Reported from the Com[mitte]e the bill Entituld An Act to Naruralize Symon Descury & Peter Ribot Peter Laffite & others as fitt to passe without any Amendm[en]t

Ordered that ye bill be Engrossed

Queenes
Answere

The Lord Trea[sure]r Reported that he had attended her Ma[jest]y with the Adresse for Papers - acqaint the [superscription] & her Ma[jest]y had given ord[e]r accordingly

State of ye Nac[i]on

The ord[er] & Reade for taking into considerac[i]on of ye State of ye Nac[i]on
The debate began and opened by ye E. Findlater

A moc[i]ion was made for dissolving the Union & other things following.

Scots Propesic[i]on

That leave be given to bring in a bill for dissolving the Union for restoreing ea[ch] kingdom to their Rights & Privileges as atye time of the Union for Effectuall secureing her Ma[jest]y in her regal power & Prerogatives [deleted] authority over both kingdoms, & in asserting and Confirming all her royall Prerogative and effectually securing the succession in ye Protestant line in ye illustreous House of Han[n]over as the same stands Limitted & secured by severall Acts


Adhuc 1 Junii 1713.

of Parliam[en]t in Engl[a]nd and by the second Article of ye Union, or any subsequent Acts made in the parl[iamen]t of Greate Britain and for establishing astrict and perpetuall alliance betwixt the two kingdoms

After debate

It was proposed to have a previous Q[uestion]

After long debate

The prev[ious] Q[uestion] was put whether this Q[uestion] shalbe now put

It was Resolved in the affir[mative]

E. Abingdon [deleted] Clarendon
tellers
E. Sunderland

E Cont[ent] 54
Not cont[ent] 54

Proxys Cont[ent] lllllllllllllllll
Not lllllllllllll

I[t] was R[esolved] 71
67

Then ye mane [Question] was put as foll[ows]
That leave be given to bring in a bill for dissolving ye Union for restoreing Each Kingdome to their Rights and Priviledges as atye time of the Union for Effectuall securing of her Ma[jest]y in her Royall Powers & Authority over both Kingdomes & in asserting & confirming all her Royall Prerogatives & Effectually securing the Succession in the Protestant line in the Illustreous House of Han[n]over as the same stands Limitted & secured by severall Acts of Parliam[en]t in England & by the second Article of the Union Or any subsequent Acts made in the parliam[en]t of Great Britain for establishing astrict & perpetuall Alliance betwixt the 2 Kingdoms

It was Resolved in the Negative
Cont[ent]
Notice tooke of ye disturbance in ye House.
Not Ho[use] Adj[ourned] tomor[row] 11 Clocke


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