Journal of the House of Lords Volume 26, 1741-1746. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Mercurii, 1o Maii.
The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal a Clause in an Act made in the Third Year of the Reign of King William and Queen Mary, relating to Carts used by Persons inhabiting within the Limits of the Weekly Bills of Mortality, and to allow such Carts to be drawn with Three Horses; and to prevent the Misbehaviour of the Drivers of Carts, in Streets within the said Limits."
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend and make more effectual the Laws in being, to prevent excessive and deceitful Gaming; and to restrain and prevent the excessive Increase of Horse Races;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.
DIE Jovis, 2o Maii.
His Majesty, being seated on the Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended by 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, that they attend Him immediately, in this House."
Who being come, with their Speaker; he, after a Speech to His Majesty in relation to the Money Bills ready for the Royal Assent and other Matters, delivered the said Bills to the Clerk; who brought them to the Table; where the Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those and the other Bills also ready for the Royal Assent, as follow; (videlicet,)
"1. An Act for granting to His Majesty the Sum of Eight Hundred Thousand Pounds, out of the Sinking Fund; and for granting a Sum remaining in the Exchequer, arisen by the Surplus of the Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-five; and for the further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for giving further Time for the Payment of Duties omitted to be paid for the Indentures or Contracts of Clerks and Apprentices; and for the further enforcing the Payment of the said Duties."
"2. An Act for repealing the present Inland Duty of Four Shillings per Pound Weight upon all Tea sold in Great Britain, and for granting to His Majesty certain other Inland Duties in Lieu thereof; and for better securing the Duty upon Tea, and other Duties of Excise; and for pursuing Offenders out of one County into another."
"8. An Act for giving a public Reward to such Person or Persons, His Majesty's Subject or Subjects, as shall discover a North-west Passage, through Hudson's Streights, to the Western and Southern Ocean of America."
"11. An Act for the more effectual recovering and collecting of certain Duties granted towards the Support of the Royal Hospital at Greenwich; and to oblige Agents for Prizes to register their Letters of Attorney."
"14. An Act for more effectually preventing the stealing of Linen, Fustian, and Cotton Goods and Wares, in Buildings, Fields, Grounds, and other Places used for printing, whitening, bleaching, or drying the same."
"15. An Act for empowering the surviving Commissioners and Trustees for forfeited Estates to execute proper Conveyances of the late Lord Widdrington's Estate, in the County of Northumberland (contracted for by the York Buildings Company), to Trustees, for the Creditors of the said Company, upon Payment of a Sum of Money therein mentioned into His Majesty's Exchequer."
"17. An Act for granting further Powers to the Commissioners for building a Bridge cross the River Thames, from the City of Westminster, to the opposite Shore in the County of Surrey; and for the better enabling them to finish the said Bridge, and to perform the other Trusts reposed in them."
"20. An Act to repair and widen the Road leading from Godmanchester, in the County of Huntingdon, through Fen-Stanton and Cambridge, to the First Rubbing-House on Newmarket Heath, in the County of Cambridge."
"21. An Act for continuing, amending, and making more effectual, an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King George the First, for repairing the Roads leading from Birmingham to Edghill, in the County of Warwick."
"22. An Act for rendering more effectual the several Acts passed for the erecting of Hospitals and Workhouses within the City of Bristol, for the better employing and maintaining of the Poor thereof."
"24. An Act to repeal a Clause in an Act made in the Third Year of the Reign of King William and Queen Mary, relating to Carts used by Persons inhabiting within the Limits of the Weekly Bills of Mortality; and to allow such Carts to be drawn with Three Horses; and to prevent the Misbehaviour of the Drivers of Carts, in Streets within the said Limits."
"25. An Act for vesting certain Lands and Hereditaments, Part of the settled Estate of Sir Philip Boteler Baronet, in the several Counties of Bedford and Kent, in the said Sir Philip Boteler and his Heirs; and for settling other Estates, in the several Counties of Kent and Hereford, of greater Value, to the like Uses, in Lieu thereof."
"26. An Act for appropriating the Sum of Six Thousand Pounds, Part of the Portion agreed on to be paid on the Marriage of Sir Francis Skipwith Baronet with Dame Ursula his Wife; and for Sale of Part of his settled Estate, for discharging his Debts; and securing an Equivalent to his Issue Male, in respect thereof."
"27. An Act for raising Money out of the Estate entailed by the Will of Sir William Myddleton Baronet, for purchasing an Estate lying near Chirk Castle, in the County of Denbigh, to be settled to the Uses of the same Will."
"29. An Act for rectifying a Mistake in a Settlement made by Sir Robert Sutton Knight of the Bath, and also in an Act passed the last Session of Parliament for Sale of the settled Estate of the said Sir Robert Sutton, in the County of Nottingham, for discharging Encumbrances."
"30. An Act for Sale of the Estates late of William Robinson Esquire and Dame Dorothy Jeffreys, in the several Counties of Denbigh, Flint, Chester, Salop, and Anglesea, for Payment of their respective Debts and Encumbrances."
"31. An Act for Sale of certain Leasehold Estates, late of Sarah Eaton, deceased, and by her devised to the Provost, Fellows, and Scholars, of Worcester College, in the University of Oxford; and for laying out the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of Fee Simple Estates; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."
"32. An Act for charging, selling, and applying, Part of the settled Estate of Anthony Keck Esquire, for raising Money, towards the Purchase of the Manors of Dalby and Broughton, in the County of Leicester, contracted for, pursuant to the Will of Anthony Keck his Grandfather; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."
"33. An Act for empowering Trustees to secure and dispose of certain Effects, mentioned in the Will of Nicholas Hooper Esquire, deceased, for the Benefit of the Children of John Basset Esquire, to whom they are bequeathed."
"34. An Act for Sale of the settled and unsettled Estates of William Parry Esquire; and for purchasing another Estate, of equal Value with the settled Estate, to be settled to the same Uses; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."
"35. An Act for empowering Edward Gould Esquire and William Gould Clerk to make Jointures, upon their respective Marriages, out of the Estate devised to them by the Will of Sir Edward Gould Knight, deceased."
"36. An Act for vesting an undivided Moiety of certain Lands, in the County of Wilts, comprized in the Marriage Settlement of Robert Wright Clerk, in Trustees, to sell the same, for raising Money, to purchase an entire Farm, in the County of Suffolk, to be settled to the Uses of the same Settlement."
"37. An Act for Sale of the Freehold and Copyhold Estates of Rodolph Hobbes Gentleman, deceased, in the County of Bucks, for discharging Encumbrances affecting the same; and for making Provision for his Widow and Infant Children."
"39. An Act for enclosing and dividing the Common Fields in Faxton, within the Parish of Lamport, in the County of Northampton; and for giving a Recompense to the Rector of the said Parish, in Lieu of his Tithes of the said Common Fields."
"The Zeal, Unanimity, and Dispatch of your Proceedings, having brought the public Business to a happy Conclusion, and the Season of the Year being so far advanced; it is necessary that I should put an End to this Session of Parliament.
"It is a peculiar Satisfaction to Me, to be able to acquaint you, that, since the Beginning of it, the Posture of Affairs Abroad has received a very considerable Alteration, to the Advantage of the common Cause: The late Successes of the Austrian Arms in Germany, and the Conclusion of an Accommodation between the Queen of Hungary and the Elector of Bavaria, have laid the best Foundations for a further happy Progress. By these Events, the Influence of France in the Empire is much weakened and diminished; and a Way is opened, to restore that Strength and Power to our ancient and natural Allies, which will tend greatly to the Re-establishment and Security of the Balance of Europe.
"The Resolutions which have been taken by My good Friends The States General of the United Provinces, for exerting their Efforts in Concert with Me, and the Engagements they have entered into for settling the Proportions of Forces and Expense, cannot fail to give Spirit and Vigour to the Operations of our Armies.
"From these good Beginnings, I hope, by the Blessing of God on the Justice of our Cause, this Campaign will be attended with such Success, as to defeat the ambitious and destructive Projects of the House of Bourbon, formed against the Liberties of Europe, and particularly leveled against My Kingdoms: In this View, I am determined, in Conjunction with My Allies, vigorously to prosecute this just and necessary War, in order to the procuring a safe and honourable Peace.
"I return you My hearty Thanks, for the ample Supplies which you have so chearfully granted for the Service of the current Year; and which, you may be assured, shall be strictly applied to those great and national Ends for which they were given.
"I entirely rely on your Duty, Fidelity, and good Affections, of which I have had so many convincing Proofs: Let it be your Care to cultivate and promote the same good Dispositions in your several Countries, to support My Government, and to preserve the Peace and good Order of the Kingdom; as it shall ever be Mine, to advance and secure your lasting Prosperity and Happiness."
"It is His Majesty's Royal Will and Pleasure, that this Parliament be prorogued to Thursday the Twentieth Day of June next, to be then here held: And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Thursday the Twentieth Day of June next."