Journal of the House of Lords Volume 24, 1732-1737. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Jovis, 1o Junii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Fredericus Princeps Walliæ.
Vernon & al. against Ld. Mayor of Dublin:
The House being informed, "That William McCausland attended, in order to deliver in several Pleadings and Proceedings, in the Cause wherein John Vernon Esquire and others are Appellants, and the Lord Mayor of Dublin and others are Respondents:"
He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, the said Pleadings and Proceedings; and attested upon Oath, "The same were true Copies, he having examined them with the Originals, in the proper Offices in Ireland."
And then he was directed to withdraw.
Sankey against Graham & al.
Also, John Bland attending, in order to deliver in several Pleadings and Proceedings, in the Cause wherein Margaret Sankey Widow is Appellant, and Sarah Graham and others are Respondents:
He was called in; and delivered, upon Oath, the said Pleadings and Proceedings; and made the like Attestation.
And then he withdrew.
Conference on the Bankrupta Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Cornwallis and others:
To desire a Conference with this House, upon the Subject matter of the last Conference.
To which the House agreed.
And the Messengers were called in; and told, "That the Lords do agree to a Conference, as desired; and appoint it presently, in the Painted Chamber."
Then the Lords following were named Managers of the Conference; (videlicet,)
The House being informed, "That the Commons were ready for the Conference, in the Painted Chamber:"
The Managers Names were called over.
And the House was adjourned during Pleasure; and the Lords went to the Conference.
Which being ended, the House was resumed.
Commons agree to the Lords Amendment to the Bill.
And the Duke of Bridgewater reported, "That the Lords had met the Managers for the Commons, at the Conference; who delivered back the Bill to prevent the committing of Frauds by Bankrupts, with the Amendments; and acquainted the Managers for this House, That the Commons did not insist on their Disagreement to One of their Lordships Amendments to the said Bill."
Declaration as to the hearing of Causes next Session.
The House being moved, "To declare, that they will proceed to hear the several Causes which were appointed to be heard this Session, at the Beginning of the next Session of Parliament, immediately after that wherein Thomas Lord Bishop of Ely is Plaintiff, and Doctor Bentley Defendant:"
The same was agreed to accordingly.
Blackwood's Appeal rejected.
The Earl of Ilay reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Appeal of Robert Blackwood Esquire, presented to this House Yesterday: "That they had considered the same accordingly; and that the Committee are of Opinion, the said Appeal, by the Standing Orders of the House, cannot be received:"
Ordered, That the said Appeal be rejected.
Message from H. C. to return the Bill for Commissioners to determine Claims on the Charitable Corporation.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Limerick and others:
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for appointing Commissioners, for taking, stating, and determining, all the Claims and Demands of the Creditors of the Charitable Corporation for Relief of industrious Poor, by assisting them with small Sums upon Pledges, at legal Interest, and of all Persons claiming any Share or Interest in the Stock or Fund of the said Corporation; and for enabling the said Corporation to name One Person to be an Assignee under the respective Commissions of Bankruptcy awarded against George Robinson and John Thomson; and for enabling the Commissioners acting under the said Commissions of Bankruptcy to proceed, and inquire of the Estates, Goods, and Effects, of the said Bankrupts, and to apply the same; and to oblige John Thomson, Father of the said John Thomson the Bankrupt, to appear before the said Commissioners of Bankruptey in England;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.
The House was resumed.
His Majesty, being seated on His Royal Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended with His Officers of State; the Prince of Wales, in his Robes, sitting in his Place on 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 Speech to His Majesty, in relation to some of the Bills ready to be passed, delivered the Bill touching the further Application of the Sinking Fund to the Clerk; who brought it to the Table; where the Clerk of the Crown read the Title of that, and the Titles of the several other Bills ready for the Royal Assent, as follow:
"1. An Act for the further Application of the Sinking Fund, by paying off One Million of South Sea Stock; and for appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for making forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills, Lottery Tickets, and Orders, lost, burnt, or otherwise destroyed."
To this Bill the Royal Assent was pronounced, in these Words; (videlicet,)
"Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."
"2. An additional Act for the Encouragement of the Woollen Manufactures of this Kingdom, by the more effectual preventing the unlawful Exportation of the Woollen Manufactures of the Kingdom of Ireland to Foreign Parts."
"3. An Act for amending and making more effectual an Act made in the First Year of the Reign of King James the Second, intituled, An additional Act for the Improvement of Tillage."
"4. An Act for encouraging the Growth of Coffee in His Majesty's Plantations in America."
"5. An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act passed in the First Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for punishing such Persons as shall wilfully and maliciously pull down or destroy Turnpikes for repairing Highways, or Locks, or other Works erected by Authority of Parliament, for making Rivers navigable."
"6. An Act for reviving an Act made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, intituled, An Act for the better securing the lawful Trade of His Majesty's Subjects to and from The East Indies; and for the more effectual preventing all His Majesty's Subjects trading thither under Foreign Commissions."
"7. An Act for encouraging the Greenland Fishery."
"8. An Act for the better Regulation and Government of Pilots licensed by the Corporation of Trinity House of Deptford Strond, in the County of Kent; and to prevent Mischiefs and Annoyances upon the River of Thames, below London Bridge."
"9. An Act for the further Qualification of Justices of the Peace."
"10. An Act to oblige the Justices of the Peace, at their General or Quarter Sessions, to determine Appeals made to them, according to the Merits of the Case, notwithstanding Defects of Form in the original Proceedings; and to oblige Persons suing forth Writs of Certiorari, to remove Orders made on such Appeals into His Majesty's Court of King's Bench, to give Security to prosecute the same with Effect."
"11. An Act for making Process in Courts of Equity effectual, against Persons who abscond, and cannot be served therewith, or who refuse to appear."
"12. An Act for making void the several Contracts for Sale of the Estate of James late Earl of Derwentwater to William Smith Esquire; and also of the Annuity of Two Hundred Pounds, during the Life of Charles Radcliffe, and the Arrears thereof, to Mathew White Esquire, and the several Conveyances made in Pursuance of the same."
"13. An Act to restrain Sir Robert Sutton Knight of the Bath, Sir Archibald Grant Baronet, Denis Bond, William Burroughs, Esquires, Richard Woolley, and Thomas Warren, from going out of this Kingdom, for the Space of One Year, and until the End of the then next Session of Parliament; and for discovering their Estates and Effects, and to prevent the transporting or alienating the same; and to oblige William Squire to surrender himself, at a Time and Place mentioned in the Act, and to give Security for his not going out of this Kingdom for the Space of One Year, and until the End of the then next Session of Parliament; and for discovering his Estate and Effects, and to prevent the transporting or alienating the same; and for committing the aforesaid William Burroughs to the Prison of The Fleet, until he shall have complied with the Directions of this Act."
"14. An Act for appointing Commissioners, for taking, stating, and determining, all the Claims and Demands of the Creditors of the Charitable Corporation for Relief of industrious Poor, by assisting them with small Sums upon Pledges, at legal Interest; and of all Persons claiming any Share or Interest in the Stock or Fund of the said Corporation; and for enabling the said Corporation to name One Person to be an Assignee under the respective Commissions of Bankruptcy awarded against George Robinson and John Thomson; and for enabling the Commissioners acting under the said Commissions of Bankruptcy to proceeed, and inquire of the Estates, Goods, and Effects, of the said Bankrupts, and to apply the same; and to oblige John Thomson, Father of the said John Thomson the Bankrupt, to appear before the said Commissioners of Bankruptcy in England."
"15. An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, intituled, An Act to prevent frivolous and vexatious Arrests."
"16. An Act to prevent the committing of Frauds by Bankrupts."
"17. An Act to prevent the Exportation of Hats out of any of His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in America; and to restrain the Number of Apprentices taken by the Hatmakers in the said Colonies or Plantations; and for the better encouraging the making of Hats in Great Britain."
"18. An Act for the better and more easy re-building of the Town of Blandford Forum, in the County of Dorset; and for determining Differences touching Houses and Buildings burnt down or demolished by reason of the late dreadful Fire there."
"19. An Act for the better and more easy re-building of the Town of Tiverton, in the County of Devon; and for determining Differences touching Houses and Buildings burnt down or demolished by reason of the late dreadful Fire there; and for the better preventing Dangers from Fire for the future."
"20. An Act for repairing and amending the Road leading from the Town of Manchester, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, through the Town of Ashton under Line, and the Parish of Mottram Longdendale; and from thence to Salter's Brook, in the County Palatine of Chester."
"21. An Act for the effectual repairing the Highways between Dunstable and Hockcliffe, in the County of Bedford, by enlarging the Term and Powers granted by Two former Acts, One of the Ninth, and the other of the Twelfth, Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne."
"22. An Act to enlarge the Pier and Harbour of Scarborough, in the County of York."
"23. An Act for enlarging the Term granted by an Act made in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for re-building the Pier and Harbour of Parton, in the County of Cumberland."
"24. An Act for rendering more effectual an Act passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, intituled, "An Act for improving the Navigation of the River Ouze, in the County of York."
To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, severally, in these Words; (videlicet,)
"Le Roy le veult."
"25. An Act for vesting the Conduits, Springs, and Waters, in Hyde Park, in Trustees, for the Benefit of His Majesty."
"26. An Act for the Exchange of the Right of Presentation to the Rectory of Wimborne Allhallowes and Vicarage of Loders, in the County of Dorset; and for uniting the Rectories and Parishes of Wimborne St. Giles and Wimborne Allhallowes."
"27. An Act for enlarging the Church yard of the Parish of Paddington, in the County of Middlesex."
"28. An Act for enabling Richard Lord Viscount Molesworth and his Brothers to make Leases for Lives, or Years determinable upon Lives, renewable for ever, or to make Grants in Fee Farm, of a Piece of Ground in the City of Dublin."
"29. An Act for Sale of certain Manors, Woods, Wood-lands, and other Lands and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Bucks, Hertford, and Bedford, Part of the Estate of Sir William Stanhope Knight of the Bath; and for settling other Lands, in the County of Warwick, of greater Yearly Value, to the same Uses; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."
"30. An Act for making effectual an Agreement between Sir Ralph Hare and his Brothers, for raising Money upon Part of his entailed Estate; and for settling other Lands, not entailed, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof."
"31. An Act to empower Sir Robert Furnese Baronet to transfer and pay unto Richard Edgecumbe Esquire certain Government Securities and Money therein mentioned; and for settling Lands, of equal Value, upon the same Trusts."
"32. An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of Sir William Gerard Baronet, a Lunatic, for Payment of his Debts, and other Purposes therein mentioned."
"33. An Act for vesting Part of the Estate of John Lambe Esquire in Trustees, for raising Money, to discharge several Mortgages and other Debts and Incumbrances therein-mentioned."
"34. An Act for making Leases of the Estate late of Thomas Strangeways Esquire, and Elizabeth late Dutchess of Hamilton his Sister (both deceased); and for applying the Money arising thereby, for the Purposes therein mentioned."
"35. An Act for Sale of the Estate of Thomas Mitchell deceased, lying in the County of Warwick, for Payment of the Debts charged thereupon; and for making Provision for his Widow and Infant Children."
"36. An Act for raising Money, out of the Estate late of Surtees Swinburne Esquire, deceased, for compounding and paying the Portions charged thereon to his Younger Sons William and Robert Swinburne; and for paying the Debts of Cuthbert Swinburne Esquire, deceased."
"37. An Act for Sale of the Real Estate late of Robert Abbott Esquire, deceased, for discharging his Debts and Incumbrances; and for making a Provision for his Widow and only Son."
"38. An Act for rectifying some Mistakes in a Settlement made by John Congreve Esquire; and vesting his Seat and Estate in Stretton, in the County of Stafford, in Trustees, to be sold, for the better clearing his Debts, for which his Eldest Son stands engaged; and purchasing another Estate, more suitable to the Occasions of his Family, to be settled in Lieu thereof."
"39. An Act for vesting certain Lands and Estates, in the Counties of Stafford, Leicester, Rutland, and Northampton, late the Estates of Sir Eusebius Buswell Baronet, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, for the Payment of his Debts."
"40. An Act for exchanging of certain Lands, between Henry Bromley Esquire, and the Master, Fellows, and Scholars, of Pembroke Hall, in the University of Cambridge."
"41. An Act to establish and confirm an Agreement made between John West Esquire, on the Behalf of his Daughters Mary West and Frances West, Infants, Sir Francis Vyvyan Baronet, and Mary Erisey; and to render the same effectual."
"42. An Act for charging the settled Estate of John Francis Clerk with the Payment of his Father's Debts and Legacies; and for settling another Estate, of greater Value, to the Uses of his Marriage Settlement."
"43. An Act for vesting Two undivided Fourth Parts of the Manor of Greatham; and of other Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Sussex, the Estate of Barbara Mill and Frances Mill, Spinsters, in Trustees, to enable them to join in the Sale of the said entire Manor, Lands, and Hereditaments, for raising Portions for them and their Two Sisters."
"44. An Act for selling Part of the Estate of Joseph Gace Esquire, for discharging several Debts and Incumbrances affecting the same."
"45. An Act for Sale of the Estate of Sir William Morice Baronet, in Padstow, in the County of Cornwall; and for settling another Estate, of better Value, to the same Uses, in Lieu thereof."
"46. An Act to vest in Mary Hall Widow certain Copyhold Lands, in the Manors of Bedlington and Chester en le Street, in the County of Durham, to sell the same, and thereby to perform the Trusts mentioned in the Will of Anne Hancock Widow, deceased."
"47. An Act for supplying a Defect in a Conveyance lately made by Charles Lloyd Senior and Sarah his Wife; and Charles Lloyd Junior and Jane his Wife; and for the Sale of certain Lands, in the County of Montgomery, for raising Three Thousand Pounds, and Six Hundred Pounds; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."
"48. An Act for enclosing and dividing a Common Pasture Ground, called Momes Leaze, situate and lying in the Parish of Puriton, alias Pirton, in the County of Wilts."
"49. An Act for confirming the Exchanges, Enclosures, and Divisions, of the Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Commons, within the Parish of Staunton, in the County of Wilts; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."
"50. An Act to enable the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, or the Lord High Treasurer, for the Time being, to compound with Thomas Tomkyns, Cashier to the late Commissioners for licensing Hawkers, Pedlars, and Petty Chapmen, for an Arrear he stands charged with to the Crown."
"51. An Act to naturalize Nicholas Haijman."
"52. An Act to naturalize Joseph Guinand, David Dumouchell, and others."
To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, severally, in these Words; (videlicet,)
"Soit fait comme il est desiré."
Then His Majesty spake as follows:
His Majesty Speech.
"My Lords, and Gentlemen,
"You having now dispatched all the Public Business that it was practicable for you to go through with at present; and the Season of the Year being so far advanced; I believe it will not be disagreeable to you, that I give you an Opportunity of retiring into the Country, by putting an End to this Session of Parliament.
"It is unnecessary for Me to represent to you the happy State and Situation of Public Affairs, both at Home and Abroad. You must all be sensible of what is universally seen and felt, in the full Enjoyment of a general Peace. The Concurrence of The States General in the late Treaty of Vienna has perfected the Establishment of the Public Tranquillity, as far as human Prudence can foresee or provide; and a faithful Observance and Execution of the Treaties and Alliances now subsisting among the several Princes and Powers of Europe, free from groundless Jealousies, and void of all ambitious Views, will be the most effectual Means to continue and preserve these Blessings to us.
"Gentlemen of the House of Commons,
"I return you My Thanks, for the Provisions you have made for the Defence and Security of the Kingdom, and for carrying on the Service of the current Year. It is a great Satisfaction to Me, to see you have turned your Thoughts towards raising the necessary Supplies by such Methods as may be the least Burthensome to My People: And as this cannot but be received in the Country as a most grateful and acceptable Service, I hope it will encourage you to pursue such Measures for the future, as may on all Occasions render the Supplies that shall be necessary as equal and easy as is possible.
"My Lords, and Gentlemen,
"It being necessary for Me to visit My German Dominions this Year; I have determined to leave the Queen Regent here during My Absence; and I doubt not but it will be your Endeavours to make the Government as easy to Her, as I am confident, it will be Her Care, by a just and prudent Administration, to deserve your Duty and Regard. I recommend to you all, in your several Stations, to study and con sult the Preservation of the Peace and Quiet of the Kingdom."
His Majesty's Speech being ended;
The Lord Chancellor received His Majesty's Commands.
And, being returned to his Place, said,
"My Lords, and Gentlemen,
"It is His Majesty's Royal Will and Pleasure, that this Parliament be prorogued to Thursday the Twentyseventh Day of July next, to be then here held: And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Thursday the Twenty-seventh Day of July next."
Hitherto examined by us,
N. St. Davids.