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House of Lords Journal Volume 22: April 1726

Pages 639-669

Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 22, 1722-1726. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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April 1726

DIE Veneris, 1o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Landav.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Dux Devon, Præses.
Ds. Trevor, C. P. S.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Greenwich.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Stair.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Bristol.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Harcourt.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.

PRAYERS.

M. Clydsdale versus E. Dondonald.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Earl of Dundonald, Respondent to the Appeal of James Hamilton Esquire, commonly called Marquis of Clydsdale, an Infant, by James Duke of Hamilton and Brandon his Father and next Friend, et è contra; praying, "In regard the Petitioner cannot be ready, that the Hearing the said Causes, which stand appointed for Tuesday next, may be put off to such further Time, as their Lordships shall think fit:"

And thereupon the Agents on both Sides being called in, and heard touching the Allegations of the said Petition:

And being withdrawn:

It is Ordered, That the Hearing the said Causes be adjourned till Thursday the One and Twentieth Instant.

Shrewsbury Roads, Bill.

The Lord Delawarr reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads therein mentioned, between Cracley Bank, in the Parish of Idsall, alias Shiffnall, and the Town of Shrewsbury, in the County of Salop," was committed: "That the Committee had gone through the said Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Sir J. Schaw versus Lady Schaw, alias Houstoun.

After hearing Counsel, in Part, upon the Petition and Appeal of Sir John Schaw of Greenock Baronet; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, in a Cause wherein the Appellant was Plaintiff, and Dame Margaret Schaw, alias Houstoun, was Defendant: As also upon the Answer of the said Defendant put in to the said Appeal:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing the said Cause be adjourned till To-morrow, at Eleven a Clock.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Sabbati, 2o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

(fn. 1) Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Landav.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Dux Devon, Præses.
Ds. Trevor, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Kent.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Stair.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Harborough.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Harcourt.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Ducie.

PRAYERS.

Sir J. Schaw versus Lady Schaw, alias Houstoun:

Counsel (according to Order) were called in, and further heard, upon the Petition and Appeal of Sir John Schaw of Greenock Baronet; complaining of an Interlocutory Order of the Two and Twentieth of June 1725, and an Order and Decree of the Twentieth of July following, made by the Lords of Session in Scotland, in a Cause, wherein the Appellant was Plaintiff and Dame Margaret Schaw, alias Houstoun, was Defendant; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:" As also upon the Answer of the said Defendant put in to the said Appeal.

And being withdrawn:

After Debate;

The Question was put, "Whether the Interlocutor of the Two and Twentieth of June 1725, whereby the Lords of Session found, "That it was not proven the Respondent's Intromission with her Mother's Strong Box and Writings was unwarrantable," shall be reversed?"

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Then the following Order and Judgement was made:

Interlocutory Order and Decree affirmed.

"After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Sir John Schaw of Greenock Baronet; complaining of an Interlocutory Order of the Two and Twentieth of June 1725, and an Order and Decree of the Twentieth of July following, made by the Lords of Session in Scotland, in a Cause wherein the Appellant was Plaintiff, and Dame Margaret Schaw, alias Houstoun, was Defendant; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:" As also upon the Answer of the said Dame Margaret Schaw put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration and Debate had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause: It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the said Interlocutory Order and the Decree therein complained of be, and the same are hereby, affirmed."

Lady Ashburnham's Bill.

The Lord Delawarr reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better enabling the Trustees of John Lord Ashburnham to sell Brockborough and Beckering Parks, in the County of Bedford," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and gone through the same, and made some Amendments thereunto."

Which were read Twice, and agreed to.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

Ashton versus Smith et al:

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Joseph Ashton Esquire is Appellant, and Lawrence Smith and others are Respondents:"

Hearing appointed.

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

St. James's Square, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the present and future Inhabitants of the East, North, and West Sides, or Lines, of St. James's Square, to make a Rate on themselves, for raising Money sufficient to clean, adorn, and beautify the said Square, and to continue the same in Repair."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill, with the Amendment, shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with an Amendment to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Conway and Mr. Edwards:

To return the said Bill; and acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the same, with One Amendment, whereunto their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Ellison versus Steward:

The House was informed, "That William Stewart, who, by Order of this House of the Twenty-eighth of January last, was required to put in his Answer to the Appeal of Nathan Ellison on or before the Fourth Day of March following, has neglected so to do, though duly served with the said Order for that Purpose."

And thereupon an Affidavit, made by John Bland of the City of Dublin Gentleman, of the due Service of the said Order, being read:

To answer peremptorily.

It is Ordered, That the said Respondent do peremptorily put in his Answer to the said Appeal in a Week.

Willmot & al. versus Wingfield & al.

The House was informed, "That George Wingfield, Henry Vere Graham, Abel Wilkinson, and James Plume, who, by Order of this House of the Two and Twentieth of February last, were required to put in their Answer or respective Answers to the Appeal of John Wilmott, Jonathan Welch, and Thomas Alsop, on or before the Eighth Day of March following, have neglected so to do, though duly served with the said Order for that Purpose."

And thereupon an Affidavit, made by William Longborne of Symmond's-Inne Gentleman, of the due Service of the said Order, being read:

To answer, peremptorily.

It is Ordered, That the said Respondents do peremptorily put in their Answer or respective Answers to the said Appeal, in a Week.

E. Cardigan's & al. Pet. referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable George Earl of Cardigan, the Honourable James Bruce Esquire, and the Honourable James Brudenell Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for Sale of the Ground whereon the Capital Messuage, or Mansion-house, situate in Portugal-Row, in Great Lincoln's-Inne-Fields, lately consumed by Fire, stood, to pay off and discharge the Mortgage charged thereon; and that the Remainder of the Money arising by such Sale may be settled to the same Uses to which the said Premises were conveyed:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and Mr. Baron Hale; with the usual Directions, according to the Standing Orders.

Shrewsbury Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads therein mentioned, between Cracley Bank, in the Parish of Idsall, alias Shiffnall, and the Town of Shrewsbury, in the County of Salop."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Conway and Mr. Edwards:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Parker versus Harvey & al.:

Upon reading the Petition of Margaret Parker Widow, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Edward Harvey Esquire and others are Respondents; praying, "In regard the several Creditors Demands abide the Event of the Judgement of this House, that a Bye-day may be appointed, for hearing the said Cause:"

Hearing appointed.

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the First vacant Byeday after the approaching Recess; and that Service of this Order on the respective Clerks in Court and Solicitors of the said Respondents be deemed good Service.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, quartum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 4o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Landav.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
2. Ds. Trevor, Custos Privati Sigilli.
1. Dux Devon, Præses.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Greenwich.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Berks.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Stair.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Bristol.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Lechmere.

PRAYERS.

Messages from H. C. with Bills.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Sandys and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing several Roads therein mentioned, leading into the City of Worcester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Worcester Roads Bill.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Serjeant Miller and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term granted by an Act passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, An Act for repairing the Highways from Sheetbridge, in the Parish of Petersfield, to the Town of Portsmouth, in the County of Southampton; and for making the said Act more effectual;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

L. Trevor takes the Oaths.

This Day Thomas Lord Trevor Lord Privy Seal took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; his Lordship having first delivered in a Certificate of his receiving the Sacrament, to the Truth whereof Witnesses were sworn and examined.

Message from H. C. with a Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Delabere and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the City of Gloucester to the City of Hereford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Lady Schaw alias Houstoun, versus Sir J. Schaw.

The House being moved, "That the Hearing the Cause wherein Dame Margaret Houstoun is Appellant, and Sir John Schaw Baronet is Respondent, which stands appointed for Wednesday next, may be put off for some Time, both Parties desiring it:"

And thereupon the Agents on both Sides being called in; and signifying the same at the Bar; and being withdrawn:

It is Ordered, That the Hearing the said Cause be adjourned to the First Cause-day after the approaching Recess.

Sir O. Bridgeman's Bill.

The Lord Delawarr reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to grant the Inheritance of certain Lands, called Bowood Park, in the County of Wilts, to Trustees, for Sir Orlando Bridgeman Baronet and his Heirs, upon a full Consideration to be paid for the same," was committed: "That the Committee had gone through the said Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Hertfordshire Roads Bill.

The Lord Delawarr also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads from Lemsford-Mill, in the County of Hertford, to Welwyn, and from thence to Cory's-Mill, and from Welwyn (through Codicot) to Hitchin, in the said County; and for enlarging the Term granted by an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Roads from Steevenage, in the said County, to Biggleswade, in the County of Bedford," was committed: That the Committee had gone through the said Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Wilts Road Bill.

The Lord Delawarr likewise reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Horsley Upright Gate, leading down Bowden Hill, in the County of Wilts, to the Top of Kingsdown-Hill, in the Parish of Box, in the said County," was committed: "That the Committee had gone through the said Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Baynton and Shaw's Composition Bill.

The Lord Delawarr also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, or the Lord High Treasurer, for the Time being, to compound with Thomas Baynton and Robert Shaw, late of London, Merchants and Co-partners, for a Debt due from them to the Crown, on Account of Bonds given for the Duties of Tobacco," was committed: That the Committee had gone through the said Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

O'Hara versus Sir R. Adair:

The House was informed, "That a Person attended, with several Papers and Proceedings, in the Cause, wherein Charles O Hara Esquire is Appellant, and Sir Robert Adair is Respondent."

Pleadings proved.

Whereupon William Adair was called in, and sworn; and delivered in, at the Bar, divers Papers and Proceedings; and attested, "The same were true Copies, he having examined them with the Originals in the proper Offices in Ireland."

And withdrew.

M. Cockrane versus L. Blantyre:

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Major Thomas Cochrane; complaining of so much of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the Two and Twentieth of July 1725, whereby they refused to allow the Appellant his Expences; as also of an Interlocutor of the Thirtieth of the same July; whereby the said Lords ordained the Bonds to remain in the Process, and not to be given up to him, in order to be retired; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:" As also upon the Answer of Robert Lord Blantyre put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration and Debate had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocators reversed, with Directions.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That so much of the said Interlocutor of the Two and Twentieth of July 1725, as is abovementioned, be, and is hereby, reversed: And it is further Ordered and Adjudged, That the said Lords of Session do cause the Appellant's Costs and Expences to be taxed and ascertained; and that the same, when so taxed and ascertained, be forthwith paid to the Appellant by the Respondent: And it is hereby further Ordered and Adjudged, That the said other Interlocutor complained of in the said Appeal be, and the same is hereby, affirmed.

L. Ashburnham's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better enabling the Trustees of John Lord Ashburnham to sell Brockborough and Beckering's Parks, in the County of Bedford."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Conway and Mr. Edwards:

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Gloucester Roads Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the City of Gloucester to the City of Hereford."

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, sextum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 6o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. London.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Dux Devon, Præses.
Ds. Trevor, C. P. S.
Dux Graston, Camerarius.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Greenwich.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Stair.
Comes Ilay.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Harcourt.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.

PRAYERS.

Uxbridge Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. John Chetwynd and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term granted by an Act made in the First Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for repairing and amending the Highways between Tyburn and Uxbridge, in the County of Middlesex, and for making the said Act more effectual;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Norwich Gates, &c to repair, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Waller Bacon and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Walls, Gates, and other public Works, in the City of Norwich, and several Bridges in and near the said City, and for amending the Roads therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Grey & al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom the Petition of Henry Grey Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife, Peter Walter and Edward Griffin Esquires, was referred; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Sale of several Estates of Henry Grey Esquire, in the County of Southampton; and for settling other Estates, of equal Value, in the Counties of Berks and Wilts, to the same Uses."

Sir J. Lumley, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom the Petition of Sir James Lumley Baronet, a Lunatic, by Elizabeth Neville Widow, the Committee of his Person and Estate, was referred; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal an Act made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir James Lumley Baronet to settle a competent Jointure; and for other Purposes therein mentioned; and also to vest the several Estates of the said Sir James Lumley, herein mentioned, in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of the Debts and Legacies of Sir Martin Lumley Baronet, his late Father, deceased, and the said Sir James Lumley's own Debts."

No more Private Bills or Appeals to be received.

Ordered, That, after this Day, no Petition be received, for the bringing in a Private Bill, during this Session.

Ordered, That no more Appeals, but the Eight set down for hearing next in Course, be heard this Session.

Ordered, That, after this Day, no more Appeals be received during this Session.

Mr. Sidney's Pet. referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Honourable Thomas Sidney Esquire and Mary his Wife, in Behalf of themselves, and of Mary Sidney and Elizabeth Sidney, Infants, their Children; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for Sale of certain Lands and Premises, in the County of Suffolk, to raise Money, to purchase several Lands, in the Manor of Raneworth, in the County of Norfolk, to be settled to the several Uses, Intents, and Purposes as the Manor and also the said Lands in Suffo'k, now stand limited and settled:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to Mr. Justice Reynolds and Mr. Baron Hale; with the usual Directions, according to the Standing Orders.

OHara to have the Use of Sir R. Adair's Papers.

Upon reading the Petition of Charles OHara Esquire; setting forth the Impossibility of his being ready for hearing the Cause to which Sir Robert Adair is Respondent, on the Nineteenth Instant, without the Opportunity of inspecting and using the Pleadings in this Cause, in the Respondent's Custody; and praying, "That the Petitioner's Agent may have the Custody and Use of all the Respondent's examined Pleadings and Copies for a Week, to be by him returned, unaltered, upon Oath; and that the said Hearing may be put off for some Time:"

And thereupon the Agents on both Sides being called in:

And Mr. Robert Allen, the Petitioner's Agent, being heard, touching the Allegations of the said Petition:

And Mr. McDowall, the Respondent's Agent, being likewise heard:

It is Ordered, That the said examined Pleadings and Copies be delivered to the Appellant's Agent Tomorrow, by a Schedule, he giving a Receipt for the same; and that they be returned, unaltered, on the Wednesday Morning following: And that the said Cause be heard, by Counsel, at the Bar, on that Day Sevennight, at Eleven a Clock.

Worcester Roads to repair, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing several Roads therein mentioned, leading into the City of Worcester."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following; (videlicet,)

Dux Devon, Præses.
Ds. Trevor, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Kent.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Greenwich.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Ilay.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Harcourt.
Epus. London.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Petriburgh.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet To-morrow, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Grey's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Sale of several Estates of Henry Grey Esquire, in the County of Southampton; and for settling other Estates, of equal Value, in the Counties of Berks and Wilts, to the same Uses."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees above-named:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet at the same Place, on Thursday the One and Twentieth Day of this Instant April; and to adjourn as they please.

Sir J. Lumley's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal an Act made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir James Lumley Baronet to settle a competent Jointure; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and also to vest the several Estates of the said Sir James Lumley, herein mentioned, in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of the Debts and Legacies of Sir Martin Lumley Baronet, his late Father, deceased, and the said Sir James Lumley's own Debts."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees before named:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet also on the One and Twentieth Day of this Instant April, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Address for a State of the National Debt.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, "That He will be graciously pleased to cause the proper Officers to lay before this House a State of the National Debt, provided or unprovided for by Parliament, from the Thirty-first of December One Thousand Seven Hundred Twenty-four to the Thirty-first of December One Thousand Seven Hundred Twenty-five; together with an Accompt of the Produce of the Sinking Fund in that Year, and how much thereof hath been applied towards sinking the said Debt; and how much thereof hath been otherwise applied, and to what Uses, in the said Year."

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty, by the Lords with White Staves.

Judges to prepare a Bill concerning Felons.

Ordered, That the Judges do inspect the Laws relating to the Transportation of Felons, and prepare such a Bill as they shall think proper, for rectifying any Inconveniencies or Abuses which may have arisen thereby; and also that the Judges do insert a Clause in the said Bill, to provide, "That, for the future, all Persons condemned for Capital Crimes be kept in separate Custody, and with low and mean Diet,"

Gloucester Road to repair, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the City of Gloucester to the City of Hereford."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the same Lords Committees to whom the Bill for repairing the Roads leading to the City of Worcester stands committed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet also To-morrow, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Norwich Gates, &c. to repair, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Walls, Gates, and other public Works, in the City of Norwich, and several Bridges in and near the said City; and for amending the Roads therein mentioned."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees beforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet likewise To-morrow, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Chevers versus Chevers & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Andrew Chevers Esquire and Hyacinth Chevers his Eldest Son and Heir Apparent; complaining of a Decree, or Decretal Order, made in the Court of Chancery in Ireland, the Seventh Day of February last, in a Cause wherein the Petitioners were Plaintiffs, and John Chevers the Younger, Christopher Chevers, Andrew Crosby, Clare Geoghagan, alias Hussey, Hobbart Dillon, and Mary his Wife, and others, were Defendants; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:"

And it appearing that the said Decree or Order was not signed by the Deputy Register of the said Court till the One and Twentieth of the same Month:

It is Ordered, That the said John Chevers the Younger, and the other Defendants in the said Court, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and they are hereby required to put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the Eleventh Day of May next; and that Service of this Order on the Respondents Clerks in the said Court of Chancery in Ireland be deemed good Service.

Portsmouth Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term granted by an Act passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Highways from Sheetbridge, in the Parish of Petersfield, to the Town of Portsmouth, in the County of Southampton;" and for making the said Act more effectual."

Sir O Bridge man's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to grant the Inheritance of certain Lands called Bowood Park, in the County of Wilts, to Trustees, for Sir Orlando Bridgeman Baronet and his Heirs, upon a full Consideration to be paid for the same."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Hertfordshire Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads from Lemsford Mill to Welwyn, and from thence to Cory's Mill, and from Welwyn (through Codicot) to Hitchin, in the said County; and for enlarging the Term granted by an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Roads from Steevenage, in the said County, to Biggleswade, in the County of Bedford."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Wilts Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Horsley Upright Gate, leading down Bowden Hill, in the County of Wilts, to the Top of Kingsdown Hill, in the Parish of Box, in the said County."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill, shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Baynton and Shaw's Composition, Bill;

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, or the Lord High Treasurer, for the Time being, to compound with Thomas Baynton and Robert Shaw, late of London, Merchants and Co-partners, for a Debt due from them to the Crown, on Account of Bonds given for the Duties of Tobacco."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C that the Lord have agreed to the Four preceding Bills.

And Messages were severally sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Conway and Mr. Edwards:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the Four last mentioned Bills, without any Amendment.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. James Pelham and others:

Message from thence, with a Bill.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from Spittle Gate Hill, near Grantham, in the County of Lincoln, to Little Drayton, in the County of Nottingham;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Lincolnshire &c. Roads, Bill.

Hodie 1a & 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from Spittle Gate Hill, near Grantham, in the County of Lincoln, to Little Drayton, in the County of Nottingham."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees before named:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet also To-morrow, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, decimum nonum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 19o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Landav.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Dux Devon, Præses.
Ds. Trevor, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Greenwich.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Berks.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Stair.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Strafford.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Harcourt.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Carterct.
Ds. Waldegrave.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Lechmere.
Ds. Walpole.

PRAYERS.

Ashton versus Wingfield & al.

The Answer of George Wingfield, Henry Vere Graham, and Abel Wilkinson:

Also, the Answer of James Plume Esquire, to the Appeal of John Wilmott, Jonathan Welch, and Thomas Alsop:

And also, the Answer of Elizabeth Coppin, Esther Wickham, William Clapham, James Fleet, Thomas Cartwright, Peter Cartwright, and Peter Delamotte, to the Appeal of Joseph Ashton;

Were this Day brought in.

Norwich Gates, &c. to repair, Bill.

The Earl of Yarmouth reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Walls, Gates, and other Public Works, in the City of Norwich; and several Bridges in and near the said City; and for amending the Roads there in mentioned," was committed: "That they had gone through the said Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Messages from H. C. with Bills.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, in that Part of Great Britain called England; and for granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty-six; and for the more effectual preventing Frauds and Abuses in the shipping of Malt for Exportation to Foreign Parts; and for ascertaining the Price of Ale to be sold in Scotland; and for making good the Deficiency on the Lottery Tickets of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty-four; and for making forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills, Lottery Tickets, and Orders, lost, burnt, or otherwise destroyed;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Wyld and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term granted by an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Highway or Road from the City of Worcester, to the Borough of Droitwich, in the County of Worcester;" and for making the same more effectual; and for repairing other Roads therein mentioned, in the said County of Worcester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

L. Clinton's Pet. to receive a Private Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Hugh Lord Clinton; praying, "That he may have Liberty to prefer a Petition, for Leave to bring in a Bill, for an Exchange of Lands in Devonshire, near the Seat of his Family, for an Estate in Cornwal, of much less Value, and at a very great Distance from the same:"

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to prefer a Petition, as desired.

Petition read, and referred to Judges.

Whereupon a Petition of the said Hugh Lord Clinton, was presented to the House, and read; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to settle the Capital Messuage, Barton, and Demesne Lands of Townhouse, in the Parish of South Molton, in the County of Devon, in Lieu of the Barton and Lands called Catch French, in the County of Cornwal; and for empowering the Petitioner to make Leases of the said Premises in the said County of Devon, at the most improved Yearly Rent, without taking any Fines:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and Mr. Justice Fortescue; with the usual Directions, according to the Standing Orders.

L. Waldegrave's Bill.

The Lord Viscount Falmouth reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the settled Estate of James Lord Waldegrave, in the County of Somerset; and for settling other Lands in Lieu thereof; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill; and gone through the same, and made some Amendments thereunto."

Which, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

Messages from H. C to return the Compton Basset Common Field Bill;

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Palmer and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing, or holding in Severalty, the Common Field within the Parish of Compton Basset, in the County of Wilts;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Trye's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Onslow and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Trustees the Manors of Hardwick and Horesfield, and other Lands, in the County of Gloucester, the Estate of Thomas Trye Esquire, for Payment of his Debts; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with One Amendment; whereunto they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Sir R. Grosvenor, &c. Leave to prefer a Pet. for a Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Richard Grosvenor Baronet, eldest Son and Heir Apparent of Dame Mary Grosvenor a Lunatic; and also of Thomas Grosvenor and Robert Grosvenor Esquires, and Anne Grosvenor Spinster, the Younger Children of the said Dame Mary Grosvenor, Widow and Relict of Sir Thomas Grosvenor Baronet, their late Father, deceased; and also of Robert Myddelton of Chirk Castle Esquire, Committee of the Person and Estate of the said Dame Mary Grosvenor; praying Leave to prefer a Petition, for Leave to bring in a Bill, to empower the Petitioner Rob't Myddelton, or the Committee, for the Time being, of the said Lunatic's Estate, with the Consent of the Petitioner Sir Richard Grosvenor, or the Heir Apparent then living to the said Lunatic, if at Age; or, if an Insant, the Guardian of such Infant, to make Leases for Ninety-nine Years of such Part of the Premises of which the said Lunatic is seised in Fee, in the County of Middlesex, as in the Petition mentioned; and for other Purposes therein expressed:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to prefer a Petition, as desired.

Pet. read, and referred to Judges.

Whereupon a Petition of the said Sir Richard Grosvenor and others, was presented to the House, and read; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes abovementioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to Mr. Justice Reynolds and Mr. Baron Hale; with the usual Directions, according to the Standing Orders.

Messages from H. C. with Bills, and to return Carpenter's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Colonel Read and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the several Roads therein mentioned, leading into the Town of Tewkesbury, in the County of Gloucester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Winnington and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to rectify a Mistake in the Settlement made on the Marriage of the Honourable George Carpenter Esquire with Eliza beth his now Wife;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Brercton and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and enlarging the Road from Liverpool to Prescot, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the County Palatine of Lancaster;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Lady Tipping, Sir J. Leat, &c. Leave for a Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom the Petition of Sir John Lear Baronet, Dame Mary Tipping Widow, Dame Anne Tipping Widow, and others, was referred; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Manors and Lands, in the Counties of Oxon and Bucks, in Dame Anne Tipping and her Heirs, and certain Manors and Lands in the County of Devon, in Dame Mary Tipping and her Heirs; and for other Purposes in the said Act mentioned."

Message from H. C. to return the St. James's Square Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Mountague and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the present and future Inhabitants of the East, North, and West Sides, or Lines, of St. James's Square, to make a Rate on themselves, for raising Money sufficient to clean, adorn, and beautify the said Square, and to continue the same in Repair;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Gloucester Road, Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Norwich reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the City of Gloucester to the City of Hereford," was committed: That they had gone through the said Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Lincolnshire, &c. Roads, Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Norwich also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from Spittle Gate Hill, near Grantham, in the County of Lincoln, to Little Draylon, in the County of Nottingham," was committed: "That they had gone through the said Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Messages from H. C. with Bills, and to return Fangfosse &c. Fields, to enclose, Bill;

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Thompson and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming several Awards made for enclosing and dividing the Common Fields and Common Grounds within the Manors of Fangfosse cum Spittle and Scagglethorpe, in the County of York;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Wentworth and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making the River Dun, in the West Riding of the County of York, navigable, from Holmstile to Doncaster, up to the utmost Extent of Tinsley, Westward, a Township within Two Miles of Sheffield;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the First Time To-morrow.

Pontz & al. Nat. Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Wyld and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Pontz and John Christopher Balthazar Wagner;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

and Bayly's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Palmer and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for discharging certain Lands, in the County of Wilts, from the Uses and Estates limited thereof in the Settlement made by Zachary Bayly Gentleman, after his Marriage with Mercy his Wife; and for settling other Lands, of greater Yearly Value, in the Counties of Somerset and Wilts, in Lieu thereof;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Charles Cavendish and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to grant the Inheritance of the Seite of the dissolved Monastery of Furneis, in the County of Lancaster, to Trustees, for Sir Thomas Lowther Baronet and his Heirs, upon paying the Value thereof into the Exchequer;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Lady Schaw alias Houstoun versus Sir J. Schaw.

After hearing Counsel, in Part, upon the Petition and Appeal of Dame Margaret Houstoun, alias Schaw; complaining of Two Decrees of the Lords of Session in Scotland, made the Nineteenth and Twenty-fifth Days of July One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eleven, in a Cause wherein the Appellant's Mother was Plaintiff, and Sir John Schaw Baronet was Defendant; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:" As also upon the Answer of the said Sir John Schaw put in to the said Appeal:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing the said Cause be adjourned till To-morrow, at Eleven a Clock; and that the Cause wherein Charles O Hara Esquire is Appellant, and Sir Robert Adair Respondent, appointed for that Day, be heard on Friday next; and the other Causes to come on in Course.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, vicesimum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auror. Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 20o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Cestriens.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Dux Devon, Præses.
Ds. Trevor, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Graston, Camerarius.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Greenwich.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Stair.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Harborough.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Harcourt.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Waldegrave.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Lechmere.
Ds. Walpole.

PRAYERS.

Bp. of Chester takes the Oaths.

This Day Samuel Lord Bishop of Chester came to the Table; and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Lady Schaw, alias Houstoun versus Sir J. Schaw.

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Dame Margaret Houstoun, alias Schaw; complaining of Two Decrees of the Lords of Session in Scotland, made the Nineteenth and Twenty-fifth Days of July One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eleven, in a Cause wherein the Appellant's Mother was Plaintiff, and Sir John Schaw Baronet was Defendant; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:" As also upon the Answer of the said Sir John Schaw put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the said Decrees therein complained of be, and are hereby, affirmed: And it is further Ordered, That the Appellant do pay, or cause to be paid, to the said Respondent, the Sum of Fifty Pounds, for his Costs by reason of the bringing the said Appeal.

Message from H. C. with a Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Coke and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue Two Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Highways between Wymondham and Attleborough, and from Wymondham to Hetherset, in the County of Norfolk; the one passed in the Seventh and Eighth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King William the Third, and the other in the Seventh Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne; and for repairing the Road from the Mouth of Wigmore Lane to Hall Walk Gate, in Attleborough, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Order relating to limiting Times for Appeals, to be printed.

Ordered, That the Resolution of this House of the Twenty-fourth of March last, limiting the Number of Years in which Appeals may be brought, be printed, and affixed on the Doors of this House and Westminster Hall, to the End all Persons that shall be therein concerned may the better take Notice of the same.

Message from H. C. to return Lowndes's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Thomas Gore and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Charles Lowndes Gentleman, and the Persons in Remainder after him, to make Contracts for getting Brick Earth in, and grant Building Leases of, the House and Ground called Spring Garden, and other the Ground called Great Spittlefield and Little Spittlefield, in the Parishes of St. Martin in the Fields and Chelsea, in the County of Middlesex, late the Estate of William Lowndes Esquire, deceased;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

King's Message in the Commons Votes:

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into Consideration that Part of the printed Votes of the House of Commons, of the Twenty-fourth of March 1725, purporting to be a Message to that House from His Majesty, under His Royal Sign Manual:

And the same being read by the Clerk:

It was proposed, "To adjourn the further Consideration thereof for a Month."

After Debate;

Consideration of it adjourned:

The Question was put, "Whether the further Consideration of the said Order of the Day shall be adjourned to this Day Month?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Protest against it.

"Dissentient.

"1st, Because we conceive the Subject-matter of this Debate to be of so great Consequence to His Majesty's Service, to the Honour of this House, to the Constitution of Parliament, and to the Prosperity of the Kingdom, that it ought not to have been postponed at all; much less for such a Length of Time. It must be for the Service and Support of the Crown, to have the Advice of both Houses of Parliament upon all Occasions; and as the Message taken Notice of was only sent to the House of Commons, there has hitherto been no Communication with this House thereupon, though it contains Matters of the highest Importance; and we conceive, that it tends to undermine the very Foundation of this House, when the Lower House is alone advised with upon any Matter which concerns the Interest of the whole Kingdom.

"2dly, As this House has always been esteemed the hereditary and perpetual Guardians of the Liberties and Properties of the People, they ought not to be excluded from giving their Advice in all Matters of Public Concern; and the Rights of the People of England are, as we apprehend, invaded, whenever they are deprived of the Assistance of this House of Parliament, without whom no Aids can be given to the Crown, nor no Taxes imposed on the People: Therefore, as we conceive this Message (being sent to the House of Commons only) tends to subvert those Rights; we think this Debate should not have been adjourned, lest any Inference should be drawn from this dilatory Proceeding, that this House is not as jealous of their Rights and Privileges at this Time, and as much determined to support them, as any of their Ancestors have formerly been.

"3dly, Since it cannot be doubted, that it is an inherent and fundamental Right in this House, to alter and amend all Money Bills which come from the Commons; we cannot but apprehend also, that all Demands of Supply should come, from the Throne, in this House of Parliament, according to ancient Usage; and we conceive all other Methods of demanding Supplies are new, and must be dangerous to the Constitution.

"4thly, Because there is an Expression in the Message, which we apprehend to be entirely unprecedented, and never before used in any Message to the House of Commons; the Appellation of "Parliament" being given to them separately from this House: And therefore, lest any Mistake of this Kind should be attended with such ill Consequence as to encourage evil Ministers hereafter to a total Neglect of this House, we conceive the proper Notice should have been taken of it immediately, without deferring the further Consideration thereof for a Month.

"Scarsdale.
Aberdeen.
Warrington.
Strafford.
Coventry.
Boyle.
Craven.
Compton.
Bathurst.
Litchfield.
Gower.
Bruce.
Exeter.
Ashburnham.
Montjoy.
Uxbridge.
Foley.
Lechmere.

River Dun Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making the River Dun, in the West Riding of the County of York, navigable, from Holmstile to Doncaster, up to the utmost Extent of Tinsley, Westward, a Township within Two Miles of Sheffield."

Gentlemen of Gainsborough, against River Dun Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of the Gentleme, Freeholders, and Inhabitants, of the Town of Gainsborough, in the County of Lincoln; and also of the Merchants, Wholesale Traders, and Owners and Masters of Ships, belonging to the said Town; praying to be heard, by their Counsel, against the Bill for making navigable the River Dun, in the West Riding of the County of York, before the passing thereof:

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners may be heard, by their Counsel, at the Second Reading of the said Bill, if they think fit; and that the said Bill be read a Second Time on Thursday the Twenty-eighth Day of this Instant April.

Masters of Ships, &c. of West Stockwith, &c. against the Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of the Masters and Owners of Ships and Keels, Ropemakers, Sailmakers, Mariners, and other Inhabitants, of West Stockwith, Misterton, East Stockwith, Kennall Ferry, and Butterwick, in the Counties of Nottingham and Lincoln; praying to be heard, by their Counsel, against the Bill for making the River Dun navigable:

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners may be heard, by their Counsel, at the Second Reading of the said Bill, if they think fit; but that only Two Counsel be heard for all the Petitioners against the said Bill, at the said Second Reading.

L. Clinton, Leave for a Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom the Petition of Hugh Lord Clinton was referred; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for discharging the Barton and Lands of and in Catch French, in the County of Cornwal, from the Uses and Limitations contained in the Will of Hugh Fortescue Esquire; and for settling the Barton and Demesne of Townhouse, and other Lands in the County of Devon, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof."

Sir T. Lowther's Bill:

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to grant the Inheritance of the Scite of the dissolved Monastery of Furneis, in the County of Lancaster, to Trustees, for Sir Thomas Lowther Baronet and his Heirs, upon paying the Value thereof into the Exchequer."

His Majesty's Consent signified.

The Duke of Newcastle (by His Majesty's Command) acquainted the House, "That His Majesty had been informed of the Contents of the said Bill; and consented to the passing thereof, so far as the Interest of the Crown was concerned."

Woolaston's Pet. versus Sir T. Lowther's Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of Richard Woollaston Esquire; praying to be heard, by his Counsel, against the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to grant the Inheritance of the Scite of the dissolved Monastery of Furneis, in the County of Lancaster, to Trustees, for Sir Thomas Lowther Baronet and his Heirs, upon paying the Value thereof into the Exchequer;" and against several Allegations and Clauses contained therein:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lords following; to examine whether the Subject-matter thereof has been already determined by the Judgement of this House; and to report to the House; (videlicet,)

Dux Devon, Præses.
Ds. Trevor, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Kent.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Uxbridge.
Vis. Hatton.
Vis. Lonsdale.
Vis. Falmouth.
Vis. Harcourt.
Epus. London.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Cestriens.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Waldegrave.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Lechmere.

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

His Majesty's Answer to Address for State of the National Debt.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, "That the Lords with White Staves (according to Order) had waited on His Majesty, with the Address of this House of the Sixth Instant, That His Majesty would be graciously pleased to cause the proper Officers to lay before this House a State of the National Debt, provided or unprovided for by Parliament:" And that His Majesty was pleased to return this Answer: "That He had given Orders accordingly."

Malt Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, in that Part of Great Britain called England; and for granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty-six; and for the more effectual preventing Frauds and Abuses in the shipping of Malt for Exportation to Foreign Parts; and for ascertaining the Price of Ale to be sold in Scotland; and for making good the Deficiency on the Lottery Tickets of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty-four; and for making forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills, Lottery Tickets, and Orders, lost, burnt, or otherwise destroyed."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Friday next.

Worcester Roads, Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Norwich reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing several Roads therein mentioned, leading into the City of Worcester," was committed: "That they had gone through the said Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

L Waldegrave's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the settled Estate of James Lord Waldegrave, in the County of Somerset; and for settling other Lands in Lieu thereof; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Elde and Mr. Thurston:

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Vexatious Arrests, Bill:

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent srivolous and vexatious Arrests."

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time To-morrow Sevennight; and that Copies thereof be sent to the Judges in the mean Time; and that they do then attend.

London Traders, against it.

A Petition of several Wholesale Traders and Manufacturers, and other Traders, within the City of London, and Parts adjacent, was presented to the House, and read; praying to be heard, by themselves or Counsel, against the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent frivolous and vexatious Arrests," before the passing thereof; or that such other Relief may be granted them as the House shall think fit:

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table till the Second Reading of the said Bill.

Uxbridge Highways, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term granted by an Act made in the First Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for repairing and amending the Highways between Tyburn and Uxbridge, in the County of Middlesex;" and for making the said Act more effectual."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees before named:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Friday Morning next, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Norwich Gates, &c. to repan, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Walls, Gates, and other Public Works, in the City of Norwich, and several Bridges in and near the said City; and for amending the Roads therein mentioned."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Elde and Mr. Thurston:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Lady Tipping's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Manors and Lands, in the Counties of Oxon and Bucks, in Dame Anne Tipping and her Heirs; and certain Manors and Lands, in the County of Devon, in Dame Mary Tipping and her Heirs; and for other Purposes in the said Act mentioned."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees before named:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Thursday the Fifth Day of May next, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, vicesimum primum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Jovis, 23o Februarii, 1726, hitherto examined by us,

Jo. Carliol.
Jo. Norwich.
Rob. Landaff.
De. Lawarr.

DIE Jovis, 21o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Cestriens.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Dux Devon, Præses.
Ds. Trevor, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Greenwich.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Berks.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Stair.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Uxbridge.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Harcourt.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Lechmere.
Ds. Walpole.

PRAYERS.

Portsmouth Highways, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term granted by an Act passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Highways from Sheetbridge, in the Parish of Petersfield, to the Town of Portsmouth, in the County of Southampton;" and for making the said Act more effectual."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following; (videlicet,)

Ds. Trevor, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Kent.
Dux Greenwich.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Uxbridge.
Vis. Say & Seale.
Vis. Hatton.
Vis. Falmouth.
Vis. Harcourt.
Epus. London.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Cestriens.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Lechmere.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet To-morrow, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Worcester to Droitwich, Roads, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term granted by an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Highway, or Road, from the City of Worcester to the Borough of Droitwich, in the County of Worcester;" and for making the same more effectual; and for repairing other Roads therein mentioned, in the said County of Worcester."

Liverpool Road, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and enlarging the Road from Liverpool to Prescot, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

Norfolk Highways, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue Two Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Highways between Wymondham and Attleborough, and from Wymondham to Hetherset, in the County of Norfolk; the one passed in the Seventh and Eighth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King William the Third, and the other in the Seventh Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne; and for repairing the Road from the Mouth of Wigmore Lane to Hall Walk Gate, in Attleborough, in the said County."

Tewksbury Roads, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the several Roads therein mentioned, leading into the Town of Tewkesbury, in the County of Gloucester."

Essex Roads, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Knight and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads leading from the Western Part of the Parish of Shenfield to Harwich, in the County of Essex, and the Road leading from Chelmsford, in the said County, to Sudbury, in the County of Suffolk; and from Margreting to Malden, in the County of Essex, and from Colchester to Langham, in the same County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Worcester Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing several Roads therein mentioned, leading into the City of Worcester."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Gloucester Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the City of Gloucester to the City of Hereford."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills.

And Messages were severally sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Elde and Mr. Thurston:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bills, without any Amendment.

L. Clinton's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for discharging the Barton and Lands of and in Catch French, in the County of Cornwal, from the Uses and Limitations contained in the Will of Hugh Fortescue Esquire; and for settling the Barton and Demesne of Townhouse, and other Lands in the County of Devon, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the same Lords Committees to whom the Bill for repairing the Highways from Petersfield to Portsmouth stands committed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Friday the Sixth Day of May next, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Lincoln, &c. Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from Spittle Gate Hill, near Grantham, in the County of Lincoln, to Little Drayton, in the County of Nottingham."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Elde and Mr. Thurston:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Grey's Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Norwich reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Sale of several Estates of Henry Grey Esquire, in the County of Southampton; and for settling other Estates, of equal Value, in the Counties of Berks and Wilts, to the same Uses," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill; and gone through the same, with some Amendments."

Which, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

Sir J. Lumley's Bill.

The Earl of Scarbrough reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal an Act made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir James Lumley Baronet to settle a competent Jointure, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and also to vest the several Estates of the said Sir James Lumley herein mentioned in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of the Debts and Legacies of Sir Martin Lumley Baronet, his late Father, deceased, and the said Sir James Lumley's own Debts, was committed: That they had considered the said Bill; and gone through the same; and directed him to report the Bill to the House, without any Amendment."

Trye's Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendment made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, An Act for vesting in Trustees the Manors of Hardwick and Haresfield, and other Lands in the County of Gloucester, the Estate of Thomas Trye Esquire, for Payment of his Debts; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

And the same, being read Thrice by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Elde and Mr. Thurston, to acquaint them therewith.

Marq Clydsdale versus E. of Dundonald.

Counsel were called in, to be heard, upon the Petition and Appeal of James Hamilton Esquire, commonly called Marquis of Clydsdale, an Insant of tender Years, by James Duke of Hamilton and Brandon, his Father and next Friend; complaining of Part of Two Interlocutories of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the Sixteenth of December and Twenty-sixth of January last, and of the whole Interlocutor of the Twenty-eighth of the same Month: As also upon the Cross Appeal of Thomas Earl of Dundonald; complaining, "That he is likewise aggrieved by other Parts of the said Two Interlocutories, of the said Sixteenth of December and Twenty-sixth of January."

And the Marquis's Counsel having been fully heard; and One of the Counsel for the Earl:

They were directed to withdraw.

And being withdrawn:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of these Causes be adjourned till To-morrow, at Eleven a Clock.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, vicesimum secundum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 22o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Menev.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Cestriens.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Dux Devon, Præses.
Ds. Trevor, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Graston, Camerarius.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Kent.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Berks.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Stair.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Harborough.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Harcourt.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.

PRAYERS.

Duty on Victualers, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by laying a Duty on all Victualers, and Retailers of Beer and Ale, within the Cities of London and Westminster, and the Weekly Bills of Mortality; and for prohibiting their sending Beer or Ale out of their Houses to distant Places in any Pots or Vessels less than a Gallon; and also for adding One Hundred additional Hackney Chairs to those already licensed; and for applying certain Arrcars of former Land Taxes, towards the Supply granted to His Majesty, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty-six; and for appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Messages from H. C. to return L. Ashburham's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Clayton and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better enabling the Trustees of John Lord Ashburnham to sell Brockborough and Beckerings Parks, in the County of Bedford;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Jeffery's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Thomas Martin and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Manor of Warkleigh, and other Lands and Hereditaments, in the Parishes of Warkleigh, Satterley, and Roborough, in the County of Devon, the Estate of Thomas Jeffery of the City of Exon Merchant, towards raising Provisions for Susanna his Wife, and their Children; for securing whereof, the said Manor and Lands were at the Time of their Marriage made liable;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

O Hara versus Sir R. Adair.

Whereas this Day was appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Charles O Hara Esquire is Appellant, and Sir Robert Adaire Knight Respondent:

It is Ordered, That the Hearing the said Cause be adjourned till Monday next; and the other Causes removed in Course.

M. Clydsdale versus E. Dundonald, et è contra.

Counsel (according to Order) were called in, to be further heard, in the Causes wherein James Marquis of Clydsdale is Appellant, and Thomas Earl of Dondonald Respondent, et è contra.

And the Second Counsel for the Earl having been fully heard; and the Counsel for the Marquis having replied:

And being withdrawn:

And due Consideration had of what was offered in these Causes:

Interlocutors affirmed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That as well the Original Appeal of the said Marquis of Clydsdale, as the Cross Appeal of the said Earl of Dundonald, be, and are hereby, dismissed this House; and that the several Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, in the said Appeals complained of, be, and are hereby, affirmed.

Tewkesbury Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the several Roads therein mentioned, leading into the Town of Tewkesbury, in the County of Gloucester."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following; (videlicet,)

Dux Devon, Præses.
Ds. Trevor, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Kent.
Dux Greenwich.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Uxbridge.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Harcourt.
Epus. London.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Landav.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet To-morrow, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Mayor of Chester, &c. versus frivolous Arrests Bill.

A Petition of the Mayor and Citizens of the City of Chester, by their common Seal thereunto affixed:

Also, a Petition of several Traders, Manufacturers, and Artificers, inhabiting within the City of Chester:

Were severally presented to the House, and read; praying Relief against the Bill to prevent frivolous and vexatious Arrests.

And were severally ordered to lie on the Table till the said Bill be read a Second Time.

Grey's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Sale of several Estates of Henry Grey Esquire, in the County of Southampton; and for settling other Estates, of equal Value, in the Counties of Berks and Wilts, to the same Uses."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Elde and Mr. Thurston:

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Essex Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads leading from the Western Part of the Parish of Shenfield, to Harwich, in the County of Essex; and the Road leading from Chelmsford, in the said County, to Sudbury, in the County of Suffolk; and from Margreting to Malden, in the County of Essex; and from Colchester to Langham, in the same County."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the same Lords Committees to whom the Bill for repairing the Roads into Tewkesbury stands committed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Monday next, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Sir J Lumley's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal an Act, made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir James Lumley Baronet to settle a competent Jointure, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and also to vest the several Estates of the said Sir James Lumley, herein mentioned, in Trustees, to be sold, for the Payment of the Debts and Legacies of Sir Martin Lumley Baronet his late Father, deceased, and the said Sir James Lumley's own Debts."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. withit.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Elde and Mr. Thurston:

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Liverpool Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and enlarging the Road from Liverpool to Prescot, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees before-named:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet To-morrow, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Worcester to Droitwich, Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term granted by an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Highway, or Road, from the City of Worcester to the Borough of Droitwich, in the County of Worcester;" and for making the same more effectual; and for repairing other Roads therein mentioned, in the said County of Worcester."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees before-named:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet also To-morrow, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Gloucester Road to Stone, &c. Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Colonel Berkeley and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from the City of Gloucester to Stone, and also the Roads to and near Berkeley, Dursley, Wootten Under Edge, Stroud, and Sodbury, in the County of Gloucester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Report on Woollaston's Petition against Lowther's Bill.

The Lord Delawarr reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Petition of Richard Woollaston Esquire was referred; praying to be heard, by his Counsel, against the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to grant the Inheritance of the Scite of the dissolved Monastery of Furneis, in the County of Lancaster, to Trustees, for Sir Thomas Lowther Baronet and his Heirs, upon paying the Value thereof into the Exchequer; and against several Allegations and Clauses contained in the said Bill:" That the Committee have considered the said Petition, and perused an Appeal of the Petitioner's, presented to this House in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventeen, complaining of a Decree of the Court of Exchequer, affecting a Lease mentioned therein, passed under the Dutchy Seal, which was produced by the Petitioner to the Committee; and also perused the Judgement of this House, affirming the said Decree of the Exchequer; and, upon the Whole, the Committee are of Opinion, That the Subject-matter of the present Petition of the said Mr. Woollaston has been already determined by the said Judgement of this House."

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

Ordered, That the said Petition be, and is hereby, rejected.

Ly. Tipping's Committee, Motion for shortening.

The House being moved, "In regard of the approaching Conclusion of this Session of Parliament, That the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees on Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee to whom the Bill for vesting certain Manors and Lands in Dame Anne and Dame Mary Tipping stands committed, which is appointed to meet the Fifth of May next, may have Leave to sit on a shorter Day:"

It is Ordered, That this House will take the said Motion into Consideration To-morrow; and the Lords to be summoned.

Ld. Clinton's Committee shortened.

The House being also moved, for the same Reason, That the Time for the Meeting of the Committee to whom the Lord Clinton's Bill stands committed, which is appointed the Sixth of May next, may be likewise shortened:"

It is Ordered, That this House will take the said Motion into Consideration To-morrow; and the Lords to be summoned.

State of the National Debt delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Chocke, from the Exchequer, attended:"

He was called in; and presented, at the Bar, pursuant to their Lordships Address to His Majesty, "A State of the National Debt, provided or unprovided for by Parliament, from the Thirty-first of December 1724, to the Thirty-first of December 1725; together with an Accompt of the Produce of the Sinking Fund in that Year; and how much thereof hath been applied towards sinking the said Debt, and how much thereof hath been otherwise applied, and to what Uses, in the said Year."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof was read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the Lord Delawarr be added to all the Committees now appointed.

Portsmouth Road Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Norwich reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term granted by an Act passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Highways from Sheetbridge, in the Parish of Petersfield, to the Town of Portsmouth, in the County of Southampton, and for making the said Act more effectual," was committed: "That they had gone through the said Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Uxbridge Roads, Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Norwich also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term granted by an Act made in the First Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for repairing and amending the Highways between Tyburn and Uxbridge, in the County of Middlesex; and for making the said Act more effectual," was committed: "That they had gone through the said Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Norfolk Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue Two Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Highways between Wymondham and Attleborough, and from Wymondham to Hetherset, in the County of Norfolk; the one passed in the Seventh and Eighth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King William the Third, and the other in the Seventh Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne; and for repairing the Road from the Mouth of Wigmore Lane to Hall Walk Gate, in Attleborough, in the said County."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees before-named:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet To-morrow, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Malt Bill:

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, in that Part of Great Britain called England; and for granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty-six; and for the more effectual preventing Frauds and Abuses in the shipping of Malt for Exportation to Foreign Parts; and for ascertaining the Price of Ale to be sold in Scotland; and for making good the Deficiency on the Lottery Tickets of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty-four; and for making forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills, Lottery Tickets, and Orders, lost, burnt, or otherwise destroyed."

After some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Delawarr reported from the said Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

The said Bill was read the Third Time.

And the Question being put, "Whether the said Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Elde and Mr. Thurston:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Dames versus Dames.

The House being informed, "That a Person attended at the Door, with Copies of Papers and Proceedings, in the Cause wherein John Dames is Appellant, and Elizabeth Dames Respondent:"

Papers proved.

Whereupon Mr. William Draycot was called in, and sworn, and delivered, at the Bar, several Copies of Proceedings in the said Cause; and attested, "The same were true Copies, he having examined them with the Originals, in the respective Offices in Ireland."

And then he withdrew.

Uxbridge Road, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term granted by an Act made in the First Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for repairing and amending the Highways between Tyburn and Uxbridge, in the County of Middlesex;" and for making the said Act more effectual."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Elde and Mr. Thurston:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Sir T. Lowther's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to grant the Inheritance of the Scite of the dissolved Monastery of Furneis, in the County of Lancaster, to Trustees, for Sir Thomas Lowther Baronet and his Heirs, upon paying the Value thereof into the Exchequer."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees before named:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet in the usual Place, on Monday next; and to adjourn as they please.

Report of the S. S. Trustees.

The House being informed, "That a Person from the Trustees for raising Money, on the Estates of the late Directors of the South Sea Company and others, attended:"

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, the Report of the said Trustees.

And then he withdrew.

And the Title of the said Report was read.

Portsmouth Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term granted by an Act passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Highways from Sheetbridge, in the Parish of Petersfield, to the Town of Portsmouth, in the County of Southampton;" and for making the said Act more effectual."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Elde and Mr. Thurston:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Message from thence, to return Byde's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Plummer and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming a Lease made by Thomas Byde Esquire to James Fordham therein mentioned; and to enable him to let Leases of any Part of his Estate, for any Number of Years not exceeding Eighty-eight Years;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, whereunto they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Then the said Amendments were read Thrice, and agreed to by the House.

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Elde and Mr. Thurston, to acquaint them therewith.

Traders in Canterbury, against frivolous Arrests Bill.

A Petition of the Traders, Manufacturers, and Artificers, inhabiting in the City of Canterbury and Suburbs thereof, was presented to the House, and read; praying Relief against the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent frivolous and vexatious Arrests:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table, till the said Bill be read a Second Time.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, vicesimum tertium diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Sabbati, 23o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cestriens.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Dux Devon, Præses.
Ds. Trevor, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Greenwich.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Berks.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Stair.
Comes Ilay.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Harcourt.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Ducie.

PRAYERS.

Liverpool Road, Bill.

The Lord Delawarr reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and enlarging the Road from Liverpool to Prescot, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the County Palatine of Lancaster," was committed: That they had gone through the said Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Worcester Road to Droitwich, Bill.

The Lord Delawarr also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term granted by an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Highway or Road from the City of Worcester, to the Borough of Droitwich, in the County of Worcester;" and for making the same more effectual; and for repairing other Roads therein mentioned in the said County of Worcester," was committed: "That they had gone through the said Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Message from H. C. to return Verney's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Curzon and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for ascertaining several Messuages and Lands in the County of Gloucester, purchased by Sir Greville Verney; and for the effectual Partition of the Manor of Tudrington and Itchington, in the said County;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the said Bill, with some Amendments, whereunto they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Then the said Amendments were read Thrice by the Clerk, and agreed to by the House.

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Elde and Mr. Thurston, to acquaint them therewith.

Duty on Victualers, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by laying a Duty on all Victualers, and Retailers of Beer and Ale, within the Cities of London and Westminster, and the Weekly Bills of Mortality; and for prohibiting their sending Beer or Ale out of their Houses to distant Places, in any Pots or Vessels less than a Gallon; and also for adding One Hundred additional Hackney Chairs to those already licensed; and for applying certain Arrears of former Land Taxes towards the Supply granted to His Majesty, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty-six; and for appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Monday next.

Tewkesbury Road, Bill.

The Lord Delawarr reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the several Roads herein mentioned, leading into the Town of Tewkesbury, in the County of Gloucester," was committed: "That the Committee had gone through the said Bill, and made One Amendment thereunto."

Which was read Twice by the Clerk, and agreed to by the House; and is as follows:

"Press 21. Lines 32, 33. after ["Repair"], leave out ["Provided always, and"].

Norfolk Highways, Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Norwich reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue Two Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Highways between Wymondham and Attleborough, and from Wymondham to Hetherset, in the County of Norfolk; the one passed in the Seventh and Eighth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King William the Third, and the other in the Seventh Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne; and for repairing the Road from the Mouth of Wigmore Lane to Hall Walk Gate, in Attleborough, in the said County," was committed,: "That they had gone through the said Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Sir Richard Grosvenor, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom the Petition of Sir Richard Grosvenor Baronet and others, was referred; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making Leases of divers Lands and Grounds, in the County of Middlesex, the Estate of Dame Mary Grosvenor, a Lunatic, during her Life."

E. Cardigan, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom the Petition of George Earl of Cardigan, James Bruce and James Brudenell Esquires, was referred; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Scite of Cardigan House, lately demolished by Fire, situate and being in Great Lincoln's Inn Fields, in the County of Middlesex."

Gloucester Road to Stone, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from the City of Gloucester to Stone; and also the Roads to and near Berkeley, Dursley, Wootten Under Edge, Stroud, and Sodbury, in the County of Gloucester."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following; (videlicet,)

Ds. Trevor, C. P. S.
Dux Greenwich.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Stair.
Comes Ilay.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Harcourt.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Ducie.

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

Ly. Tipping's Committee shortened;

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order of this House, in relation to the Commitment of Private Bills, so far as that the Committee to whom the Lady Tipping's Bill stands committed may have Leave to meet on a shorter Day than directed by the said Standing Order.

And after Consideration thereof accordingly:

It is Ordered, That the said Standing Order be so far dispensed with, as that the said Committee may meet, to consider of the said Bill, on Monday next.

and Lord Clinton's.

The other Order of the Day of the same Nature, in relation to the Meeting of the Committee on the Lord Clinton's Bill, being read:

The like Liberty was given, for the said Committee to meet also on Monday next.

Tooke's Petition rejected.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Tooke of Staples Inne Gentleman; praying, "In regard he is in Custody of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, on a Complaint of a Breach of Privilege of the Earl of Strafford, That he may be heard, by his Counsel, or in such other Manner as the House shall think fit:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be rejected.

Message from H. C. to return Ransford's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Forbes and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Trustees of Edward Ransford Esquire to make Leases of certain Messuages, Houses, and Plots of Ground, in and near the City of Dublin;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Sir Alex. Cumming versus Ferguion.

Counsel were this Day called in, to be heard, upon the Petition and Appeal of Sir Alexander Cumming of Culter Baronet, Eldest Son, Executor, and Assignee, of Sir Alexander Cumming Baronet deceased; complaining of an Interlocutory of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the Fifteenth of December One Thousand Seven Hundred Twenty-four, and the Affirmance thereof the Ninth of January following, made on the Behalf of James Ferguson of Pitfour; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:" As also upon the Answer of the said James Ferguson put in to the said Appeal.

And Mr. Attorney General, on the Part of the Appellant, having first stated the Nature of the Case, did then acquaint the House, "That the said Parties were come to an Agreement; and that the same was put in Writing, which, if their Lordships pleased, they desired might be confirmed:"

And Mr. Solicitor General likewise acquainting the House, "That the said Respondent did consent to the said written Agreement:"

The same was thereupon signed by both Parties, at the Bar.

And it being there read, was delivered in:

And the Counsel were directed to withdraw.

And being withdrawn; and Consideration had in relation to this Matter:

Reversed by Agreement.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, according to the said written Agreement, That the Interlocutors complained of be reversed; and that the Bond and Enfeoffment in Question be restricted to One Thousand Pounds Sterling, to be paid at Christmas next, with Interest from this Day; and that, upon such Payment, and delivering up the Note or Obligation for transferring the Five Hundred Pounds South Sea Stock, with the Midsummer Dividend, the Appellant do deliver up to the Respondent the said Bond and Seisin, and grant, or procure to be granted, a valid Renunciation and Discharge thereof, with all that followed thereupon; but, in Default of Payment of the said One Thousand Pounds and Interest as aforesaid, the Appellant be at Liberty to take out Execution upon the said Bond, for the said restricted Sum of One Thousand Pounds, and no more, except such Costs and Charges as may be occasioned thereby.

Norfolk Highways, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue Two Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Highways between Wymondham and Attleborough, and from Wymondham to Hetherset, in the County of Norfolk, the one passed in the Seventh and Eighth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King William the Third, and the other in the Seventh Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne; and for repairing the Road from the Mouth of Wigmore Lane to Hall Walk Gate, in Attleborough, in the said County."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Roads from Droitwich to Worcester, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, An Act for enlarging the Term granted by an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Highway or Road from the City of Worcester, to the Borough of Droitwich, in the County of Worcester, and for making the same more effectual;" and for repairing other Roads therein mentioned, in the said County of Worcester."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills.

And Messages were severally sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Elde and Mr. Thurston:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bills, without any Amendment.

Tewkesbury Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the several Roads therein mentioned, leading into the Town of Tewkessbury, in the County of Gloucester."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill, with the Amendments, shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with an Amendment to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Elde and Mr. Thurston:

To return the said Bill; and acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the same, with One Amendment, whereunto they desire their Concurrence.

Mr. Sidney, Leave for a Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom the Petition of the Honourable Thomas Sidney Esquire and Mary his Wife, in Behalf of themselves and their Two Insant Children, was referred; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of several Lands in the County of Suffolk, the Estate of the Honourable Thomas Sidney Esquire and Mary his Wife; and for purchasing several Lands in the County of Norfolk, of as great or greater Value; and settling the said Lands in Norfolk to the same Uses as the said Lands in Suffolk now stand limited."

Liverpool Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and enlarging the Road from Liverpool to Prescot, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Elde and Mr. Thurston:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the before-mentioned Bill, without any Amendment.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, vicesimum quintum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 25o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Cestriens.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Dux Devon, Præses.
Ds. Trevor, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Stair.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Sussex.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Harcourt.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Waldegrave.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Lechmere.

PRAYERS.

Burke & al. versus Lynch.

This Day the Answer of Thomas Lynch Esquire to the Appeal of Theobald Burke:

Also the Answer of Thomas Lynch Esquire, to the Appeal of Theobald Burke, Ulick Burke Esquires, and Morgan Naughton:

Segrave versus Ryan.

As also the Answer of Dominick Ryan Apothecary, to the Appeal of Mary Segrave, were brought in.

O Hara versus Sir R. Adair.

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Charles O Hara Esquire; complaining of certain Decrees of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, made the Eighth of June and Fifth of December One Thousand Seven Hundred Twenty-four; and several other Proceedings, in a Cause wherein Sir Robert Adaire Knight was Plaintiff, and the Appellant Defendant, et è contra; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, and Sir Robert Adaire's Bill dismissed:" As also upon the Answer of the said Sir Robert Adaire put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Decrees and Proceedings therein complained of be, and the same are hereby, affirmed.

Sidney's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of several Lands in the County of Suffolk, the Estate of the Honourable Thomas Sidney Esquire and Mary his Wife; and for purchasing several Lands in the County of Norfolk, of as great or greater Value; and settling the said Lands in Norfolk to the same Uses as the said Lands in Suffolk now stand limited."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following; (videlicet,)

Dux Devon, Præses.
Ds. Trevor, C. P. S.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Sussex.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Harcourt.
Epus. London.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Cestriens.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Waldegrave.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Lechmere.

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

Sir Richard Grosvenor's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making Leases of divers Lands and Grounds, in the County of Middlesex, the Estate of Dame Mary Grosvenor, a Lunatic, during her Life."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees above-named:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet also on the Tenth of May next, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

F Cardigan's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Scite of Cardigan House, lately demolished by Fire, situate and being in Great Lincoln's Inn Fields, in the County of Middlesex."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees before-named:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet also on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Road from Gloucester to Stone, &c. Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Norwich reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from the City of Gloucester to Stone, and also the Roads to and near Berkeley, Dursley, Wootten Under Edge, Stroud, and Sodbury, in the County of Gloucester," was committed: "That they had gone through the said Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Sir Thomas Lowther's Bill.

The Lord Delawarr reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to grant the Inheritance of the Scite of the dissolved Monastery of Furneis, in the County of Lancaster, to Trustees, for Sir Thomas Lowther Baronet and his Heirs, upon paying the Value thereof into the Exchequer," was committed: "That they had gone through the said Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ly. Tipping's Bill.

The Lord Delawarr also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Manors and Lands, in the Counties of Oxon and Bucks, in Dame Anne Tipping and her Heirs; and certain Manors and Lands, in the County of Devon, in Dame Mary Tipping and her Heirs; and for other Purposes in the said Act mentioned," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereunto."

Which, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

L Clinton's Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Norwich reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for discharging the Barton and Lands of and in Catch French, in the County of Cornwal, from the Uses and Limitations contained in the Will of Hugh Fortescue Esquire; and for settling the Barton and Demesne of Townhouse, and other Lands in the County of Devon, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof," was committed: "That the Committee had considered the said Bill; that the Parties concerned have given their Consents; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, with some Amendments."

Which, being read Twice, were agreed to.

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

Motion to shorten Committees.

The House being moved, "In regard of the approaching Conclusion of this Session of Parliament, that the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees on Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Lords Committees named this Day may be at Liberty to sit, on the Three Bills to them committed, on a shorter Day than is directed by the said Standing Order:"

It is Ordered, That this House will take the said Motion into Consideration To-morrow; and the Lords to be summoned.

Message from H. C. to return the Tewkesbury Roads to repair, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Colonel Read and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the several Roads therein mentioned, leading into the Town of Tewkesbury, in the County of Gloucester;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made to the said Bill.

Counsel to be heard for River Dun Bill.

Ordered, That Counsel be at Liberty to be heard for the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making the River Dun, in the West Riding of the County of York, navigable, from Holmstile to Doncaster, up to the utmost Extent of Tinsley, Westward, a Township within Two Miles of Sheffield," at the Second Reading of the said Bill.

Duty on Victualers, Bill:

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by laying a Duty on all Victualers, and Retailers of Beer and Ale, within the Cities of London and Westminster, and the Weekly Bills of Mortality; and for prohibiting their sending Beer or Ale out of their Houses to distant Places in any Pots or Vessels less than a Gallon; and also for adding One Hundred additional Hockney Chairs to those already licensed; and for applying certain Arrears of former Land Taxes towards the Supply granted to His Majesty, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty-six; and for appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament."

After some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Delawarr reported from the said Committee, "That they had gone through the said Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Then the Bill was read the Third Time.

And the Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and Mr. John Bennett:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Burke & al. versus Lynch.

The House was informed, "That a Person attended, with several Papers and Proceedings, in the Cause wherein Theobald Burke Esquire and others are Appellants, and Thomas Lynch Esquire is Respondent."

Papers proved.

Whereupon Francis Burke was called in, and sworn; and delivered in, at the Bar, the said Papers and Proceedings; and attested, "The same were true Copies, he having examined them with the Originals in the proper Offices in Ireland."

And withdrew.

Segrave versus Ryan.

The House being also informed, "That a Person attended, with several Papers and Proceedings, in the Cause wherein Mary Segrave is Appellant, and Dominick Ryan Respondent:"

Whereupon John Roberts was called in, and sworn; and delivered in, at the Bar, the said Papers and Proceedings; and attested, "The same were true Copies, he having examined them with the Originals in the proper Offices in Ireland."

And withdrew.

Road from Gloucester to Stone, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from the City of Gloucester to Stone, and also the Roads to and near Berkeley, Dursley, Wootten Under Edge, Stroud, and Sodbury, in the County of Gloucester."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and Mr. John Bennett:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the before-mentioned Bill, without any Amendment.

Essex Road Bill.

Ordered, That the Lord Waldegrave be added to the Lords Committees to whom the Bill for repairing the Roads in the County of Essex stands committed.

Sir Thomas Lowther's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to grant the Inheritance of the Scite of the dissolved Monastery of Furncis, in the County of Lancaster, to Trustees, for Sir Thomas Lowther Baronet and his Heirs, upon paying the Value thereof into the Exchequer."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons by Mr. Holford and Mr. John Bennett:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Causes put off.

Whereas To-morrow is appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Sir Alexander Cumming Baronet is Appellant, and Robert Pantoun Merchant Respondent:

It is Ordered, That the Hearing thereof be adjourned to Wednesday next, and the other Causes removed in Course.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et it diem Martis, vicesimum sextum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 26o Aprilis.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Arch. Cant.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cestriens.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Dux Devon, Præses.
Ds. Trevor, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Graston, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angliæ.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Berks.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Harborough.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Harcourt.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Waldegrave.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Ducie.

PRAYERS.

Stockton Road, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Eden and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from Stockton to Darlington, in the County of Durham;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Essex Roads, Bill.

The Lord Viscount Falmouth reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads leading from the Western Part of the Parish of Shenfield to Harwich, in the County of Essex, and the Road leading from Chelmsford, in the said County, to Sudbury, in the County of Suffolk; and from Margreting to Malden, in the County of Essex; and from Colchester to Langham, in the same County," was committed: "That they had gone through the said Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Then the said Bill was read the Third Time.

And the Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. John Bennett and Mr. Elde:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Committees shortened, on the following Bills:

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motions for dispensing with the Standing Order of this House, in relation to the Commitment of Private Bills, so far as that the Committees appointed Yesterday may have Leave to meet on shorter Days than directed by the said Standing Order:

E Cardigan's Bill:

And, after Consideration thereof, it is Ordered, That the said Standing Order be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee to whom the Earl of Cardigan's Bill stands committed may meet, to consider of the said Bill, To-morrow.

Sir Richard Grosvenor's Bill.

The like Order, for dispensing with the said Standing Order, as that the Committee to whom Sir Richard Grosvenor's Bill stands committed may also meet on the said Bill, To-morrow.

Sidney's Bill:

Also the like Order, for dispensing with the said Standing Order, as that the Committee to whom Mr. Sidney's Bill stands committed may meet, to consider of the said Bill, on Thursday next.

Ld. Clinton's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for discharging the Barton and Lands of and in Catch French, in the County of Cornwal, from the Uses and Limitations contained in the Will of Hugh Fortescue Esquire; and for settling the Barton and Demesne of Townhouse, and other Lands in the County of Devon, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Lady Tipping's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Manors and Lands, in the Counties of Oxon and Bucks, in Dame Anne Tipping and her Heirs; and certain Manors and Lands, in the County of Devon, in Dame Mary Tipping and her Heirs; and for other Purposes in the said Act mentioned."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

And Messages were severally sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. John Bennett and Mr. Elde:

To carry down the said Bills, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

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, in his Robes, sitting in his Place 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 this House."

Who being come, with their Speaker;

He, after a short Introduction in relation to the Money Bills to be passed, delivered the same to the Clerk; who brought them to the Table; where the Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those and the Titles of the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow; (videlicet,)

Bills passed.

"1. An Act for continuing the Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, in that Part of Great Britain called England; and for granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty-six; and for the more effectual preventing Frauds and Abuses in the shipping of Malt for Exportation to Foreign Parts; and for ascertaining the Price of Ale to be sold in Scotland; and for making good the Deficiency on the Lottery Tickets of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twentyfour; and for making forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills, Lottery Tickets, and Orders, lost, burnt, or otherwise destroyed."

"2. An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by laying a Duty upon all Victualers, and Retailers of Beer and Ale, within the Cities of London and Westminster, and the Weekly Bills of Mortality; and for prohibiting their sending Beer or Ale out of their Houses to distant Places in any Pots or Vessels less than a Gallon; and also for adding One Hundred additional Hackney Chairs to those already licensed; and for applying certain Arrears of former Land Taxes towards the Supply granted to His Majesty for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty-six; and for appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament."

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 for repairing the Road from Market Harborough to Loughborough, in the County of Leicester."

"4. An Act for repairing the Roads leading from Birmingham, through Warwick, to Warmington, and from Birmingham, through Stratford upon Avon, to Edghill, in the County of Warwick."

"5. An Act for enlarging the Term granted by an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act for the better Amendment of that Way which leads from Cherrill, through Calne, to Studley Bridge, in the County of Wilts;" and for making the said Act more effectual; and for extending the Road, so to be amended, from Cherrill to the Three Miles Borough, at the Top of Cherrill Hill."

"6. An Act for repairing the Highways from Speenham Land, adjoining to Newbury, in the County of Berks, to Marlborough, in the County of Wilts."

"7. An Act for repairing the Roads therein mentioned, between Crackley Bank, in the Parish of Idsall, alias Shiffnall, and the Town of Shrewsbury, in the County of Salop."

"8. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Horsley Upright Gate, leading down Bowden Hill, in the County of Wilts, to the Top of Kingsdown Hill, in the Parish of Box, in the said County."

"9. An Act for repairing the Roads from Lemsford Mill, in the County of Hertford, to Welwyn, and from thence to Cory's Mill, and from Welwyn (through Codicot) to Hitchin, in the said County; and for enlarging the Term granted by an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Roads from Steevenage, in the said County, to Biggleswade, in the County of Bedford."

"10. An Act for repairing several Roads therein mentioned, leading into the City of Worcester."

"11. An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the City of Gloucester to the City of Hereford."

"12. An Act for repairing the Walls, Gates, and other public Works, in the City of Norwich, and several Bridges in and near the said City; and for amending the Roads therein mentioned."

"13. An Act for repairing the Road from Spittlegate Hill, near Grantham, in the County of Lincoln, to Little Drayton, in the County of Nottingham."

"14. An Act for enlarging the Term granted by an Act made in the First Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for repairing and amending the Highways between Tyburn and Uxbridge, in the County of Middlesex;" and for making the said Act more effectual."

"15. An Act for enlarging the Term granted by an Act passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Highways from Sheetbridge, in the Parish of Petersfield, to the Town of Portsmouth, in the County of Southampton;" and for making the said Act more effectual."

"16. An Act for repairing the several Roads therein mentioned, leading into the Town of Tewkesbury, in the County of Gloucester."

"17. An Act to continue Two Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Highways between Wymondham and Attleborough, and from Wymondham to Hetherset, in the County of Norfolk, the One passed in the Seventh and Eighth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King William the Third, and the other in the Seventh Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne; and for repairing the Road from the Mouth of Wigmore Lane to Hall Walk Gate, in Attleborough, in the said County."

"18. An Act for repairing and enlarging the Road from Liverpool to Prescot, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

"19. An Act for enlarging the Term granted by an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, (intituled, "An Act for repairing the Highway or Road from the City of Worcester, to the Borough of Droitwich in the County of Worcester;") and for making the same more effectual; and for repairing other Roads therein mentioned, in the said County of Worcester."

"20. An Act for repairing the Roads leading from the Western Part of the Parish of Shenfield to Harwich, in the County of Essex; and the Road leading from Chelmsford, in the said County, to Sudbury, in the County of Suffolk; and from Margreting to Malden, in the County of Essex; and from Colchester to Langham, in the same County."

"21. An Act for repairing the Road from the City of Gloucester to Stone, and also the Roads to and near Berkeley, Dursley, Wootten Under Edge, Stroud, and Sodbury, in the County of Gloucester."

"22. An Act to enable the present and future Inhabitants of the East, North, and West Sides, or Lines, of St. James's Square, to make a Rate on themselves, for raising Money sufficient to clean, adorn, and beautify the said Square, and to continue the same in Repair."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"23. An Act for the better enabling the Trustees of John Lord Ashburnham to sell Brockborough and Beckerings Parks, (fn. 2) in the County of Bedford."

"24. An Act for dividing and enclosing, or holding in Severalty, the Common Field, within the Parish of Compton Basset, in the County of Wilts."

"25. An Act for enclosing several Common Fields, in the Parish of Bubnell, alias Bobenhull, in the County of Warwick."

"26. An Act for dischaceing and disfranchising the Chace of Alrewas Hay, in the County of Stafford; and for the empowering John Turton Esquire, Owner thereof, to enclose a Part of such Chace; and for other Purposes in the said Act mentioned."

"27. An Act for confirming several Awards, made for enclosing and dividing the Common Fields and Common Grounds, within the Manors of Fangfosse cum Spittle and Scagglethorpe, in the County of York."

"28. An Act to enable His Majesty to grant the Inheritance of certain Lands called Bowood Park, in the County of Wilts, to Trustees, for Sir Orlando Bridgeman Baronet and his Heirs, upon a full Consideration to be paid for the same."

"29. An Act to enable His Majesty to grant the Inheritance of the Scite of the dissolved Monastery of Furneis, in the County of Lancaster, to Trustees, for Sir Thomas Lowther Baronet and his Heirs, upon paying the Value thereof into the Exchequer."

"30. An Act for ascertaining several Messuages and Lands, in the County of Gloucester, purchased by Sir Greville Verney; and for the effectual Partition of the Manor of Tudrington and Itchington, in the said County."

"31. An Act to rectify a Mistake in the Settlement made on the Marriage of the Honourable George Carpenter Esquire with Elizabeth his now Wife."

"32. An Act to enable Charles Lowndes Gentleman, and the Persons in Remainder after him, to make Contracts for getting Brick Earth in, and grant Building Leases of, the House and Ground called Spring Garden, and other the Ground called Great Spittlefield and Little Spittlefield, in the Parishes of St. Martin in the Fields and Chelsea, in the County of Middlesex, late the Estate of William Lowndes Esquire, deceased."

"33. An Act to enable the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, or the Lord High Treasurer, for the Time being, to compound with Thomas Baynton and Robert Shaw, late of London, Merchants and Co-partners, for a Debt due from them to the Crown, on account of Bonds given for the Duties of Tobacco."

"34. An Act for discharging certain Lands in the County of Wilts, from the Uses and Estates limited thereof in the Settlement made by Zachary Bayly Gentleman, after his Marriage with Mercy his Wife; and for settling other Lands, of greater Yearly Value, in the Counties of Somerset and Wilts, in Lieu thereof."

"35. An Act for vesting in Trustees the Manors of Hardwick and Haresfield, and other Lands, in the County of Gloucester, the Estate of Thomas Trye Esquire, to be sold, for Payment of his Debts; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"36. An Act for confirming a Lease made by Thomas Byde Esquire to James Fordham, therein mentioned; and to enable him to let Leases of any Part of his Estate, for any Number of Years not exceeding Eighty-eight Years."

"37. An Act for Sale of the Manor of Warkleigh, and other Lands and Hereditaments, in the Parishes of Warkleigh, Satterly, and Roborough, in the County of Devon, the Estate of Thomas Jeffery of the City of Exon Merchant, towards raising Provisions for Susanna his Wife, and their Children, for securing whereof the said Manor and Lands were at the Time of their Marriage made liable."

"38. An Act to enable the Trustees of Edward Ransford Esquire to make Leases of certain Messuages, Houses, and Plots of Ground, in and near the City of Dublin."

"39. An Act for naturalizing John Pontz, John Christopher Balthazar Wagner, and others.

"40. An Act for naturalizing Jean Jaques Coulliette de Valicourt."

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; and the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Causes put off.

Whereas To-morrow is appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Sir Alexander Cumming Baronet is Appellant, and Robert Pantoun Merchant Respondent:

It is Ordered, That the Hearing thereof be adjourned till Thursday next, and the other Causes removed in Course.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, vicesimum octavum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Veneris, 17o Martii 1726, hitherto examined by us,

Jo. Carliol.
Jo. Norwich.
De Lawarr.
Foley.

DIE Jovis, 28o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Cestriens.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Stair.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Pomfret.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Harcourt.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Lechmere.

PRAYERS.

Ellison versus Stewart.

This Day the Answer of William Stewart, to the Appeal of Nathan Ellison, was brought in.

Mayor of Liverpoole; Burgesses of Malton; and Gentlemen et al. of Wakefield, for River Dun Bill.

A Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council, of the antient Corporation of Liverpool, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and also Gentlemen, Merchants, Freeholders, Tradesmen, and other Inhabitants:

Also, a Petition of the Burgesses of the Borough of Malton, in the County of York:

As also, a Petition of the Gentlemen, Merchants, and other Tradesmen, in and about the Town of Wakefield, in the West Riding of the County of York;

Were severally presented to the House, and read; praying, "That the Bill, intituled, An Act for making the River Dun, in the West Riding, of the County of York, navigable from Holmstile to Doncaster, up to the utmost Extent of Tinsley, Westward, a Township within Two Miles of Sheffield," may pass.

Ordered, That the said Petitions do lie on the Table, till the said Bill be read a Second Time.

Vexatious Arrests, Bill.

The House being moved, "To proceed on the Order of the Day, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, An Act to prevent frivolous and vexatious Arrests:" And being informed, "That the Judges, in Two or Three Days, would be more ready than at present to offer their Sentiments on the said Bill:"

It is Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Wednesday next; and that the Judges do then attend.

E. Cardigan's Bill.

The Lord Delawarr reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Scite of Cardigan House, lately demolished by Fire, situate and being in Great Lincoln's Inn Fields, in the County of Middlesex," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents; and that the Committee had gone through the same, with some Amendments."

Which were read Twice by the Clerk, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

Sir Richard Grosvenor's Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Norwich reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making Leases of divers Lands and Grounds, in the County of Middlesex, the Estate of Dame Mary Grosvenor, a Lunatic, during her Life," was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and gone through the same; and directed him to report the Bill to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Messages from H. C. with Bills.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Waller Bacon and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue an Act made in the Ninth Year of His Majesty's Reign, (intituled, "An Act for the more effectual punishing wicked and evil-disposed Persons going armed in Disguise, and doing Injuries and Violence to the Persons and Properties of His Majesty's Subjects; and for the more speedy bringing the Offenders to Justice);" and for making the said Act more effectual;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Kensington Roads, Bill:

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Colonel Carpenter and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads, in the Parishes of Kensington, Chelsea, and Fulham, and other Parishes therein mentioned, in the County of Middlesex;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

River Dun Bill.

Whereas this Day was appointed, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making the River Dun, in the West Riding of the County of York, navigable, from Holmstile to Doncaster, up to the utmost Extent of Tinsley, Westward, a Township within Two Miles of Sheffield:"

It is Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Wednesday next, after the Second Reading of the Bill to prevent frivolous and vexatious Arrests.

Sir Alexander Cumming versus Pantoun:

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Sir Alexander Cumming Baronet, Eldest Son and Executor of Sir Alexander Cumming Baronet, deceased; complaining of several Interlocutories of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the Twenty-fifth and Twenty sixth of June, the Fourth and Twenty-fifth of July, and the Third and Ninth of December, One Thousand Seven Hundred Twenty-four; the First, Ninth, and Nineteenth of January, and Fifth of February following, made on the Behalf of Robert Pantoun Merchant; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:" As also upon the Answer of the said Robert Pantoun put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors affirmed, with Costs.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the several Interlocutories therein complained of be, and the same are hereby, affirmed: And it is further Ordered, That the Appellant do pay, or cause to be paid, to the said Respondent, the Sum of Fifty Pounds, for his Costs in respect of the said Appeal.

Bennet et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom the Petition of Thomas Bennett Esquire and others was referred; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Trustees the Estate of Thomas Bennett Esquire, in the Counties of Suffolk, Kent, Middlesex, and the City of London, to sell Part thereof, for Payment of his Debts; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Skerret versus Nisbet et al.:

The House was informed, "That a Person attended at the Door, and desired Liberty to deliver in, upon Oath, certain Papers and Proceedings, in a Cause wherein Humphrey Skerret Gentleman is Appellant, and John Nisbet and others are Respondents."

Pleadings proved.

Whereupon John Roberts was called in; and being sworn, attested, "He examined the said Papers and Proceedings with the Originals, in the proper Offices in Ireland."

And withdrew.

The House was likewise informed, "That another Person attended; and desired to prove several other Papers, Pleadings, and Proceedings, in the same Cause."

Whereupon George Harris was called in; and, being first sworn, attested, "He examined the said Pleadings and Proceedings also with the Originals, in the proper Offices in Ireland; and delivered in the same.

And then he withdrew.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, vicesimum nonum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 29o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Cestriens.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Ds. Trevor, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Kent.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Pomfret.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Walpole.

PRAYERS.

Bricks and Tiles, Bill:

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Rich'd Hopkins and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent Abuses in the making of Bricks and Tiles; and to ascertain the Dimensions thereof; and to prevent all unlawful Combinations amongst any Brick-makers or Tilemakers, within Fifteen Miles of the City of London, in order to advance or enhance the Price of Bricks or Tiles;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Rector of St. Mary le Strand, Bill:

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Conduit and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making Provision for the Rector of St. Mary le Strand, in the County of Middlesex; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Sidney's Bill:

The Lord Delawarr reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of several Lands in the County of Suffolk, the Estate of the Honourable Thomas Sidney Esquire and Mary his Wife; and for purchasing several Lands in the County of Norfolk, of as great or greater Value, and settling the said Lands in Norfolk to the same Uses as the said Lands in Suffolk now stand limited," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and gone through the same, and made some Amendments thereunto."

Which, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

Napier versus Napier et Ux.

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Gabriel Napier, Writer in Edinburgh; complaining of several Interlocutory Sentences of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the Tenth and Twentieth of November One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty-two, the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-eighth of June, the Twentieth of November, and Thirteenth of December, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty-three; and an Interlocutor of the Eleventh of July One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty-four, made on the Behalf of Peter Napier of Napierstoun and Margaret his Wife; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:" As also upon the Answer of the said Peter Napier and his Wife put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors affirmed, with Costs.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the several Interlocutory Sentences therein complained of be, and the same are hereby, affirmed: And it is further Ordered, That the Appellant do pay, or cause to be paid, to the said Respondents, the Sum of Eighty Pounds, for their Costs in respect of the said Appeal.

Sir Richard Grosvenor's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making Leases of divers Lands and Grounds in the County of Middlesex, the Estate of Dame Mary Grosvenor, a Lunatic, during her Life."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

E. Cardigan's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Scite of Cardigan House, lately demolished by Fire, situate and being in Great Lincoln's Inn Fields, in the County of Middlesex, for the Purposes therein mentioned; and for settling Lands of greater Value, in the County of York, to the same Uses."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H C with the Two precedding Bills.

And Messages were severally sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Lightboun and Mr. Thomas Bennett:

To carry down the said Bills, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Reports of the Deficiencies of the Masters in Chancery.

The Lord Viscount Townshend acquainted the House, That His Majesty had commanded him to lay before their Lordships the several Reports, relating to the Claims and Demands of the Suitors of the Court of Chancery upon the deficient Masters of the said Court; and that His Majesty had likewise ordered him to acquaint this House, That His Majesty recommends to their Lordships Consideration and Compassion, the unhappy Case of the Suitors of the said Court of Chancery."

And his Lordship having presented to the House the said Reports; the Titles thereof were read, as follow; (videlicet,)

"1. Copy of Mr. Paxton's Report, 12th March 1725, relating to the Deficiencies in the Offices of several Masters in Chancery."

"2. Copy of Mr. Holford's Report, 6th March 1725, relating to Mr. Conway."

"3. Copy of Mr. Thurston's Report, 5th March 1725, relating to Mr. Borret."

"4. Copy of Mr. Edwards' Report, 5th March 1725, relating to Mr. Dormer."

"5. Copy of Mr. Lightboun's Report, 11th February 1725, relating to Mr. Godfrey."

Bennet's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Trustees the Estate of Thomas Bennett Esquire, in the Counties of Suffolk, Kent, Middlesex, and the City of London, to sell Part thereof for Payment of his Debts; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following; (videlicet,)

Ds. Trevor, C. P. S.
Dux Kent.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Harborough.
Vis. Say & Seale.
Vis. Hatton.
Vis. Falmouth.
Epus. London.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Norwicen.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Cestriens.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Hay.

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

Kensington, &c. Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads in the Parishes of Kensington, Chelsea, and Fulham, and other Parishes therein mentioned, in the County of Middlesex."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees abovenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Monday next, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Parker versus Harvey & al.

Whereas To-morrow is appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Margaret Parker Widow is Appellant, and Edward Harvey Esquire and others are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the said Hearing be adjourned to Monday; and the other Cause, wherein Francis Cornewall Esquire is Appellant, and William Bowles Esquire Respondent, be heard the Tuesday following.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, secundum diem Maii jam prox. sequent. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

  • 1. Origin. Epus.
  • 2. Bis in Origin.