Journal of the House of Lords Volume 29, 1756-1760. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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Anno 32o Georgii Secundi.
DIE Martis, 14o Novembris.
Then Three of the Lords Commissioners being in their Robes, and seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack; the Lord Keeper in the Middle; with the Archbishop of Canterbury on his Right Hand; and the Lord Viscount Falmouth on his Left; commanded the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "The Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House, to hear the Commission read."
Commission for proroguing the Parliament.
"George the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth. To Our most dear Son and Faithful Counsellor William Duke of Cumberland, the most Reverend Father in God and Our Faithful Counsellor Thomas Archbishop of Canterbury Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our Wellbeloved and Faithful Counsellor Sir Robert Henley Knight Keeper of Our Great Seal of Great Britain; the most Reverend Father in God and Our Faithful Counsellor John Archbishop of York Primate and Metropolitan of England; Our most Dear Cousins and Counsellors John Earl Granville President of Our Council, Richard Earl Temple Keeper of Our Privy Seal, John Duke of Rutland Steward of Our Household, William Duke of Devonshire Chamberlain of Our Household, Harry Duke of Bolton, Thomas Duke of Leeds, John Duke of Bedford, Archibald Duke of Argyll, James Duke of Athol, Peregrine Duke of (fn. 1) Ancaster and Kesteven Great Chamberlain of England, Thomas Holles Duke of Newcastle, Lionel Duke of Dorset, John Marquis of Tweeddale, Daniel Earl of Winchilsea & Nottingham, Philip Earl of Chesterfield, John Earl of Sandwich, Robert Earl of Holdernesse One of Our Principal Secretaries of State, William Henry Earl of Rochford, William Earl of Jersey, Francis Earl of Godolphin, George Earl of Cholmondeley, John Earl of Hyndford, George Dunk Earl of Halifax, James Earl Waldegrave, William Earl of Bath, Granville Earl Gower, John Earl of Buckinghamshire, Simon Earl Harcourt, Charles Earl Cornwallis, Philip Earl of Hardwicke, Hugh Viscount Falmouth; the Right Reverend Father in God and Our Faithful Counsellor Thomas Lord Bishop of London; and Our Well-beloved and Faithful Counsellors John Lord Delawar, John Lord Berkeley of Stratton, Allen Lord Bathurst, Richard Lord Edgecumbe, Samuel Lord Sandys, George Lord Anson, William Lord Mansfield Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us, Wills Lord Harwich, and George Lord Lyttelton, Greeting. Whereas We did lately, for divers difficult and pressing Affairs, concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, ordain this Our present Parliament to begin, and to be held at Our City of Westminster, the Thirty-first Day of May, in the Twenty-seventh Year of Our Reign; on which Day Our said Parliament was begun and held; and from thence, by several Adjournments and Prorogations, was adjourned and prorogued to and until Tuesday the Fourteenth Day of this Instant November, then to be held, and sit at Our City of Westminster aforesaid: Know ye nevertheless that, for certain pressing Causes and Considerations Us especially moving, We have thought fit further to prorogue Our said Parliament. Therefore We, considing very much in your Fidelity, Prudence, and Circumspection, have, by the Advice and Consent of Our Council, assigned you Our Commissioners; giving to you, or to any Three or more of you, by virtue of these Presents, full Power and Authority, from the said Fourteenth Day of this Instant November, in Our Name, further to prorogue and continue Our present Parliament, at Our City of Westminster aforesaid, until and unto Thursday the Twenty-third Day of this Instant November, there then to be held and sit. And therefore We command you, that you diligently attend to the Premises, and effectually sulfil them in the Manner aforesaid. We also strictly command all and singular Our Archbishops, Dukes, Marquises, Earls, Viscounts, Bishops, Barons, Knights, Citizens, Burgesses, and Commissioners for our Counties and Boroughs, and all others whom it concerns to meet at Our said Parliament, by virtue of these Presents, that they observe, obey, and assist you, in executing the Pre mises, as they ought to do. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.
"By virtue of His Majesty's Commission under the Great Seal, to us and other Lords directed, and now read, we do, in His Majesty's Name, and in Obedience to His Commands, prorogue this Parliament to Thursday the Twenty-third Day of this Instant November, to be then here held: And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Thursday the Twenty-third Day of this Instant November."
Anno 32o Georgii Secundi.
DIE Jovis, 23o Novembris, 1758, Annoque Regni Serenissimi Domini Nostri Georgii Secundi, Dei Gratia, Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, et Hib'niæ Regis, Fidei Defensoris, &c. Tricesimo Secundo, in quem Diem hæc Sexta Sessio Parliamenti, per separalia Adjournamenta et Prorogationes, continuata fuerat, in Superiori Domo Parliamenti Magnæ Britanniæ apud Westmonaster. convenere Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum Nomina subscribuntur, et præsentes fuerunt:
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Rob'tus Henley Miles, Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Rutland, Senescallus.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Comes (fn. 2) Asburnham.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Parliament held by Commission.
The Lord Keeper acquainted the House, "That, it not being convenient for His Majesty to be personally present here this Day, He has been pleased to cause a Commission, under the Great Seal, to be prepared, in order to the holding this Parliament."
Then Three of the Lords Commissioners (in their Robes) being seated on a Form, placed between the Throne and the Woolfack; the Lord Keeper in the Middle; with the Archbishop of Canterbury on his Right Hand; and the Duke of Dorset on his Left; commanded the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "That the Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House, to hear the Commission read."
"We are commanded by His Majesty to let you know, That, it not being convenient for Him to be present here this Day in His Royal Person, He hath thought fit, by Letters Patent under the Great Seal, to empower his Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland, and several Lords therein named, to do all Things, in His Majesty's Name, which are to be done on His Majesty's Part in this Parliament, as by the Letters Patent will more fully appear."
"George the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth. To all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting. Whereas We did lately, for divers difficult and pressing Affairs, concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, ordain this Our present Parliament to begin, and be held at Our City of Westminster, on the Thirty-first Day of May, in the Twenty-seventh Year of Our Reign; on which Day Our said Parliament was begun and held, and from thence, by several Adjournments and Prorogations, was adjourned and prorogued to and until Thursday the Twenty-third Day of this Instant November, then to be held, and sit at Our City of Westminster aforesaid: And forasmuch as, for certain Causes, We cannot conveniently be present, in Our Royal Person, in Our said Parliament, upon the said Twenty-third Day of November Instant: Know ye that We, trusting in the Discretion, Fidelity, and Care, of Our most Dear and Entirely-beloved Son and Faithful Counsellor William Duke of Cumberland; the most Reverend Father in God Our Right Trusty and Wellbeloved Counsellor Thomas Archbishop of Canterbury Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Sir Robert Henley Knight Keeper of Our Great Seal of Great Britain; Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors John Earl Granville President of Our Council, Richard Earl Temple Keeper of Our Privy Seal, Our Right Trusty and Right Entirely-beloved Cousins and Counsellors John Duke of Rutland Steward of Our Household, William Duke of Devonshire Chamberlain of Our Household, John Duke of Bedford Lieutenant General and General Governor of Our Kingdom of Ireland, Archibald Duke of Argyll, Thomas Holles Duke of Newcastle First Commissioner of Our Treasury, Lionel Cranfield Duke of Dorset, Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors Robert Earl of Holdernesse One of Our Principal Secretaries of State, William Henry Earl of Rochford Groom of Our Stole, George Dunk Earl of Halifax, Granville Earl Gower Master of Our Horse, Philip Earl of Hardwicke; and Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellors George Lord Anson First Commissioner of Our Admiralty, and William Lord Mansfield Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us, by the Advice of Our said Council, do give and grant, by the Tenor of these Presents, unto Our said most Dear Son, and to the said Archbishop of Canterbury, Our Keeper of Our Great Seal of Great Britain, President of Our Council, Keeper of Our Privy Seal, Steward of Our Household, Chamberlain of Our Household, Duke of Bedford, Duke of Argyll, Duke of Newcastle, Duke of Dorset, Earl of Holdernesse, Earl of Rochford, Earl of Halifax, Earl Gower, Earl of Hardwicke, Lord Anson, and Lord Mansfield, and any Three or more of them, full Power, in Our Name, to hold Our said Parliament, and to open and declare, and cause to be opened and declared, the Causes of holding the same; and to proceed upon the said Affairs, in Our said Parliament, and in all Matters arising therein, and to do every Thing which for Us and by Us, for the good Government of Our said Kingdom of Great Britain, and of other Our Dominions belonging to Our said Kingdom, shall be therein to be done; and also, if necessary, to continue, adjourn, and prorogue, Our said Parliament; commanding also, by the Tenor of these Presents, with the Consent of Our said Council, as well all and every the Archbishops, Bishops, Earls, Viscounts, Barons, and Knights, as all others whom it concerns, to meet in Our said Parliament, that to the same Our most Dear Son, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Our Keeper of Our Great Seal of Great Britain, President of Our Council, Keeper of Our Privy Seal, Steward of Our Household, Chamberlain of Our Household, Duke of Bedford, Duke of Argyll, Duke of Newcastle, Duke of Dorset, Earl of Holdernesse, Earl of Rochford, Earl of Halifax, Earl Gower, Earl of Hardwicke, Lord Anson, and Lord Mansfield, and any Three or more of them, they diligently intend in the Premisses, in the Form aforesaid. In Witness whereof We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.
Commissioners Speech, delivered by the Lord Keeper.
"In Pursuance of the Authority given to us by His Majesty's Commission under the Great Seal, amongst other Things, to declare the Causes of His holding this Parliament, His Majesty has been graciously pleased to direct us to assure you, that He always receives the highest Satisfaction in being able to lay before you any Events that may promote the Honour and Interest of His Kingdoms.
"That, in Consequence of your Advice, and enabled by that Assistance which you unanimously gave Him, His Majesty has exerted His Endeavours to carry on the War in the most vigorous Manner, in order to that desirable End, always to be wished, a safe and honourable Peace. It has pleased the Divine Providence to bless His Majesty's Measures and Arms with Success in several Parts; and to make our Enemies feel, that the Strength of Great Britain is not to be provoked with Impunity.
"We have it also in Command from His Majesty to acquaint you, that the Conquest of the strong Fortress of Louisbourg, with the Islands of Cape Breton and St. John, the taking of Frontenac, of the highest Importance to our Operations in North America, and the Reduction of Senegal, cannot fail to bring great Distress upon the French Commerce and Colonies; and in Proportion to procure great Advantages to our own. That Nation has also been made sensible, that, whilst their Forces are sent forth to invade and ravage the Dominions of their Neighbours, their own Coasts are not inaccessible to His Majesty's Fleets and Armies. This they have experienced in the Demolition of their Works at Cherburg, erected at a great Expence, with a particular View to annoy this Country; and in the Loss of a great Number of Ships and Vessels. But no Treatment, however injurious to His Majesty, could tempt Him to make Retaliation on the innocent Subjects of that Crown.
"In Germany, His Majesty's good Brother the King of Prussia, and Prince Ferdinand of Brunswick, have found full Employment for the Armies of France and her Consederates; from which our Operations, both by Sea and in America, have derived the most evident Advantage. Their Successes, owing, under God, to their able Conduct and the Bravery of His Majesty's Troops and those of His Allies, have been signal and glorious.
"His Majesty has further commanded us to observe to you, that the common Cause of Liberty and Independency is still making noble and vigorous Efforts against the unnatural Union formed to oppress it: That the Commerce of His Subjects, the Source of our Riches, has, by the vigilant Protection received from His Majesty's Fleet, flourished in a Manner not to be paralelled during such Troubles. In this State of Things, His Majesty, in His Wisdom, thinks it unnecessary to use many Words to persuade you to bear up against all Difficulties, effectually to stand by and defend His Majesty; vigorously to support the King of Prussia, and the rest of His Majesty's Allies; and to exert yourselves to reduce our Enemies to equitable Terms of Accommodation.
"The uncommon Extent of this War in different Parts occasions it to be uncommonly expensive. This His Majesty has ordered us to declare to you, that he sincerely laments, and feels deeply for the Burdens of His People. The several Estimates are ordered to be laid before you; and His Majesty desires only such Supplies as shall be requisite to push the War with Advantage, and be adequate to the necessary Services.
"His Majesty has, in the last Place, graciously commanded us to assure you, That he takes so much Satisfaction in that good Harmony which subsists amongst His faithful Subjects, that it is more proper for Him now to thank you for it, than to repeat His Exhortations to it. This Union, necessary at all Times, is more especially so in such critical Conjunctures; and His Majesty doubts not but the good Effects we have found from it will be the strongest Motives to you to pursue it."
Lords take their Seats.
This Day Nathaniel Lord Delamer sat first in Parliament, after the Death of his Cousin George Earl of Warrington; his Lordship succeeding to the said Barony as Issue Male of his Grandfather George Lord Delamer:
Their Lordships, together with John Lord Bishop of Oxford and Philip Lord Bishop of Bristol, having, at the Table, first taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.
Select Vestries, Bill.
Order for an Address.
"Gratefully to acknowledge His Majesty's wife and vigilant Efforts to carry on the War in the most vigorous Manner, in order to the desirable End of a safe and honourable Peace; and to make our Enemies feel how dangerous it is to provoke the Spirit and Strength of Great Britain.
"To declare out Thankfulness to the Divine Providence, for having crowned those Efforts with Success in several Parts. And humbly to congratulate His Majesty on those Conquests and Advantages, which do so much Honour to His Measures and Arms, and cannot but be attended with such important Consequences to our Commerce and Colonies.
"To express our Satisfaction in the Advantages acquired by His Majesty's Forces on the Coast of France; at the same Time that we applaud His Magnanimity and Moderation, in not retaliating on the innocent Subjects of that Crown those Devastations which His Dominions in Germany have so injuriously suffered.
"To declare our just Sense of the good Conduct of the King of Prussia and Price Ferdinand of Brunswick, from whose Abilities, as well as from the Bravery of His Majesty's Troops, and those of His Allies, His Majesty's Measures at Sea and in America, as well as the common Cause in general, have derived such signal Advantages. Thankfully to acknowledge the flourishing State of our Trade, so greatly owing to His Majesty's Care and Protection; and also the happy Effects of reducing the Naval Force and the Commerce of France.
"To return our dutiful Thanks to His Majesty, for His Paternal Concern for the Burdens of His People; to assure Him, that we are thereby the more encouraged firmly to adhere to the Cause of the Protestant Religion and Publick Liberty, against all those who are combined to oppress it. That, in this just Cause, we will, to our utmost, effectually stand by and support His Majesty and His Allies; and exert ourselves to reduce our Enemies to reasonable Terms of Accommodation.
"That our Duty, Zeal, and Affection to His Majesty, His Royal Family, and Government, are unalterable; and that nothing shall be wanting, on our Part, to continue and improve Union and good Harmony amongst His Subjects, for promoting these interesting and effential Objects."
Address reported, and agreed to.
"We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, beg Leave to approach Your Throne, with Hearts full of that Duty and Affection to Your Sacred Person and Government which become the most faithful Subjects to the Best of Kings.
"That constant Regard and Attention which Your Majesty has shewn to the Honour and Interest of Your Kingdoms, have filled our Minds with the most grateful Sentiments; and we see with real Satisfaction those active and vigilant Efforts which Your Majesty in Your great Wisdom has made to carry on the War with Vigour, in order to the desirable End which we all wish, a safe and honourable Peace.
"Justice and good Policy required that our Enemies should feel how dangerous it is for them to provoke the Spirit and Strength of the British Nation. We acknowledge, with becoming Thankfulness, the Goodness of the Divine Providence, in having crowned Your Majesty's Measures and Arms with Success in several Parts; and we joyfully congratulate Your Majesty on the Conquest of the strong Fortress of Louisbourg, with the Islands of Cape Breton and St. John, the Taking of Frontenac, and the Reduction of Senegall. The high Importance of these Successes is apparent, in the Reputation thereby acquired to Your Majesty's Arms, and in the Distress they cannot fail to bring upon the French Commerce and Colonies, as well as in the happy Effects procured to those of Great Britain.
"We have seen, with the warmest Emotions of Resentment, the exorbitant Devastations committed by the Armies of France upon the Dominions of Your Majesty and those of Your Allies in Germany. They must now have experienced how much, in Consequence of their unbounded Ambition to invade their Neighbours, their own Coasts are exposed, in the Demolition of their expensive Works at Cherbourg, particularly intended for the Annoyance of this Country, and in the Loss of so many Ships and Vessels, as well Privateers as others, in their Ports. At the same Time, we cannot sufficiently admire Your Majesty's Magnanimity and Moderation, in not having hitherto retaliated on the innocent Subjects of that Crown the injurious Treatment which You have received.
"We have a just Sense of the real Advantages derived to the Operations of Great Britain in particular, as well as to the common Cause in general, from the wife Conduct of the King of Prussia and Prince Ferdinand of Brunswick: Their great Abilities, and the Bravery of Your Majesty's Troops and those of Your Allies, have been signally conspicuous in the Successes with which they have been attended, and must be acknowledged by all Europe.
"Nothing can possibly be of greater National Importance than the Navigation and Commerce of Your Subjects; and we return Your Majesty our dutiful Thanks, for that Protection and Security which they have received from Your Royal Care in the Disposition of Your Fleet, to which their present flourishing Condition is so much owing. The Stagnation of our Enemies Trade, and the taking and destroying so many of their capital Ships of War, ought in this View to be reckoned amongst the most happy Events.
"Permit us to declare our grateful Sense of that Paternal Tenderness which Your Majesty has expressed for the Burdens of Your People. We receive from thence the strongest Encouragement to adhere the more firmly to the Cause of the Protestant Religion and Publick Liberty, against any unnatural Union formed to oppress it. In this just Cause we will, to our utmost, effectually stand by and defend Your Majesty, support the King of Prussia and the rest of Your Allies, and vigorously exert ourselves to reduce our Enemies to equitable Terms of Accommodation.
"Our Duty and Fidelity to Your Majesty, and our Zeal for the Protestant Succession in Your Royal Family, are uniform and unalterable; our Prayers for the Prolongation of Your precious Life, and auspicious Reign over us, are sincere and servent: And we beg Leave to give Your Majesty the strongest Assurances, that nothing shall be wanting, on our Part, to improve Union and good Harmony amongst all Your Subjects, for promoting and securing these interesting and essential Objects."
Committees for Privileges.
Committee for the Journal.
Lords Sub-committees appointed to consider of the Orders and Customs of this House, and Privileges of the Peers of Great Britain and Lords of Parliament; and to peruse and perfect the Journal of this and former Sessions of Parliament.
Stoppages in the Streets, Order to prevent.
The House taking Notice, "That there is such an Interruption, by Hackney Coaches, Carts, and Drays, in the Streets and Passages between Charing Cross and The Old Palace Yard in Westminster, that the Lords and others are frequently hindered from coming to this House, to the great Inconveniency of the Members of both Houses:"
It is thereupon Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the High Steward of the City of Westminster, or his Deputy, together with the Justices of the Peace for the said City, shall, by their Care and Directions to the Constables and other Officers within the said Limits, take special Order that no empty Hackney Coaches be suffered to make any Stay between Whitehall and The Old Palace Yard in Westminster, from Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon until Five of the Clock in the Afternoon of the same Day, during the Sitting of the Parliament; and that no Carriages, Drays, or Carts, be permitted to pass through the said Streets and Passages between Charing Cross and The Old Palace Yard, between the Hours aforesaid, during the Sitting of this Parliament; and herein special Care is to be taken, by the said Deputy Steward, Justices of the Peace, Constables, and all other Officers herein concerned, as the contrary will be answered to this House: And it is further Ordered, That the High Bailiff of the City of Westminster, and the Justices of the Peace for the City and Liberty thereof, or some of them residing in Westminster, be served with the Order of this House made this Day, for the Purposes aforesaid.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, vicesimum quartum diem instantis Novembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.
DIE Veneris, 24o Novembris.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Rutland, Senescallus.
Curzon against Barnewall.
His Majesty's Answer to the Address.
The Lord Steward reported, "That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) presented to His Majesty the Address of this House of Yesterday; to which His Majesty was pleased to give the following most Gracious Answer:
"I return you My hearty Thanks, for this very dutiful and affectionate Address. The Satisfaction which you express in My Measures, and the Zeal you shew for My Honour and Support, the true Interest of My Kingdoms, and the Assistance of My Allies, as well as for pursuing the War with Vigour, are highly acceptable to Me: They cannot fail to produce the best Effects in the present Conjuncture."
His Majesty's Advocate against E. of Home.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Robert Dundas of Arniston Esquire, His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, on Behalf of His Majesty; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 28th of July 1758; and praying, "That the same may be reversed or varied; and that William Earl of Home may be required to answer the said Appeal; and that the Appellant, on Behalf of His Majesty, may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom shall seem meet:"
It is Ordered, That the said William Earl of Home may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the 22d Day of December next; and Service of this Order upon the Counsel or Agents of the said Earl, in the said Court of Session, shall be deemed good Service.
Sinclair & al. against the E. of Breadalbane & al.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Francis Sinclair Brother German of Alexander Earl of Caithness, and of His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 20th of February 1750/1; and of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session, of the 22d of November 1751, adhering thereto; and praying, "That the same may be reversed or varied; and that the Appellants may have such Relief in the Premises as to this House shall seem meet; and that John Earl of Breadalbin, Sir William Dunbar of Kempriggs, Sir William Sinclair of Dunbeath, and George Sinclair of Ulbster, may be required to answer the said Appeal:" And also upon reading a Certificate of John Stewart Collector of the Clerks Dues in the Office of Messieurs Hugh Forbes and Alexander Home Two of the Principal Clerks of Session; certifying, "That the Decreet was extracted upon the 22d Day of October 1753:"
It is Ordered, That the said John Earl of Brcadalbin, Sir William Dunbar, Sir William Sinclair, and George Sinclair, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the 22d Day of December next; and Service of this Order upon any of their Agents or Procurators in the Court below shall be deemed good Service.
DIE Martis, 28o Novembris.
Boyle against the Abp. of Dublin.
Pippard, to amend his Appeal.
Upon reading the Petition of Henry Pippard Esquire, Appellant in an Appeal, to which the Mayor, Sheriffs, Burgesses, and Commons, of the Town of Drogheda in Ireland are Respondents; praying, "In regard he is advised to amend his said Appeal, that he may be at Liberty to amend the same; the Respondents not having as yet put in their Answer:"
Respondent peremptorily to answer Littlejohn's Appeal.
The House was informed, "That Arthur Straton, Respondent to the Appeal of Alexander Littlejohn Esquire, had not put in his Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose."
Respondents peremptorily to answer L. Robert Manners's Appeal.
The House being also informed, "That Stephen Moore and others, Respondents to the Appeal of the Lord Robert Manners and others, had not put in their Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose:"
Pierie, to enter into a Recognizance on Sinclair's Appeal.
The House being moved, "That William Pierie of The Middle Temple Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Francis Sinclair Esquire, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House; he living in Scotland:"
Scott and Young against Cochran & al.
East India Goods and Naval Stores, &c. Accounts delivered.
"The Return of the said Commissioners; with an Account of prohibited East India Goods brought into, and delivered for Exportation out of, the respective Warehouses in London and the Out Ports, from Michaelmas 1757, to Michaelmas 1758; also what remained at Michaelmas 1758; an Account of the like Goods delivered out of the respective Warehouses in London, to be dyed, glazed, &c.; and an Account of Naval Stores imported from Russia, for the same Time; also an Account of the Number of Ships which have been employed in the Whale Fishery for the Year 1758; with their respective Names, &c."
"1. An Account of prohibited East India Goods brought into the East India Warehouses in Saint Hellens, in the Port of London, since Michaelmas 1757; also what have been exported from that Time, and what remained at Michaelmas 1758."
"2. An Account of prohibited East India Goods brought into the East India Warehouses at Leadenhall, in the Port of London, since Michaelmas 1757; also what have been exported from that Time, and what remained at Michaelmas 1758."
"3. An Account of prohibited East India Goods remaining in His Majesty's Warehouse in the Port of London at Michaelmas 1757; what have been since brought in, what exported, as also what remained at Michaelmas 1758."
"4. An Account of East India Goods prohibited to be worn in this Kingdom, in the respective Warehouses in the Out Ports, at Michaelmas 1757; what have since been brought in, what exported, as also what remained at Michaelmas 1758."
"5. An Account of prohibited East India Goods which have been delivered out of the Warehouses at St. Hellens, Leadenhall, Billeter Lane, and Customhouse, in the Port of London, since Michaelmas 1757, in order to be dyed, glazed, &c.; what have been returned, and what remained out of the said Warehouses at Michaelmas 1758."
"8. An Account of the Number of Ships which have been employed in the Whale Fishery to Davis's Streights and the Greenland Seas, with their respective Names and Burdens; from whence they were sitted out, and at what Port in Great Britain they were discharged; and also what Quantity of Oil or Whale Fins each Ship has imported in the Year 1758."
Boyle against Evans & al.
His Majesty's Advocate against D of Gordon & al.
Upon reading the Petition of His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, on Behalf of His Majesty, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, wherein his Grace the Duke of Gordon and others are Respondents; praying, In regard the Matter in Issue between the Parties is under Accommodation, that the Hearing of the said Cause be put off for Three Months; the Agent for the said Respondents having signed the said Petition, as consenting thereto:"
E. of Crawfurd & al. against Martin & al. et è contra.
A Petition of David Martin Esquire and other Creditors of William Earl of Crawfurd, deceased, Respondents in a Cause depending in this House, wherein George Earl of Crawfurd and George Ross Esquire are Appellants, et è contra, which stands appointed to be heard To-morrow, was presented, and read; praying, In regard some of the principal Exhibits necessary to be produced have not yet been sent up from Scotland, that the Hearing of the said Cause may be put off to such Time as their Lordships in their great Wisdom and Justice shall judge proper."
Ordered, That the Cause wherein Henry Lord Viscount Irwin is Appellant, and William Simpson and others are Respondents, which stands appointed to be heard on Friday, be put off till Monday next; and that the other Causes be removed in Course.