Journal of the House of Lords Volume 31, 1765-1767. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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Die Jovis, 2o Julii.
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Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales prsentes fuerunt:
Messages from H. C. to return the Bill for restraining the Governor, Council, and Assembly, of New York:
A Message was brought from the House of Commons; by Mr. Cooper and others:
To return the Bill, intituled, An Act for restraining and prohibiting the Governor, Council, and House of Representatives, of the Province of New York, until Provision shall have been made for furnishing the Kings Troops with all the Necessaries required by Law, from passing or assenting to any Act of Assembly, Vote, or Resolution, for any other Purpose; and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.
and the D. of S t. Albans Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Whateley and others:
To return the Bill, intituled, An Act for vesting Part of the Estates of George Duke of Saint Albans in Trustees, for raising Money to pay Debts; and for other Purposes therein mentioned; and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.
Ross & al. against Su Alexander Mackenzie & al.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of David, Ross, Commissary Clerk of Ross, Charles Urquhart of Braelangwell, Alexander Fraser of Culduthill, and others, Freeholders of the County of Cromarty standing on the Roll; complaining of certain Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 7th of March, of Two Interlocutors of the 10th of March, and also One Interlocutor of the 27th of June, 1767; and praying, That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that Sir Alexander Mackenzie of Gairloch Baronet, Alexander Law Younger of Elvingston, David Ross of Priesthill, John Gordon of Carrol, Robert Blair Advocate, James Hay Writer in Edinburgh, John MIntosh of Dalmunzie, Robert Mlntosh Advocate, George Graham of Drynie, Colin Graham Younger thereof, Leonard Urquhart Writer to the Signet, William Urquhart Writer in Edinburgh, John Gorry Commissary of Ross, and David Ross Writer in Edinburgh, may be required to answer the said Appeal:
It is Ordered, That the said Sir Alexander Mackenzie and the said several Persons last named may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the 30th Day of this Instant July; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or any of their Procurators or Agents in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.
Fowler against ward.
Upon reading the Petition of George Ward, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein, John Fowler and Robert Tipling are Plaintiffs; praying, In regard the Plaintiff hath not assigned Errors within the Time limited by the Standing Older of the House; that the said Writ of Error may be Non prosd, with such Costs as to their Lordships shall seem meet:
Writ of Error Non prosdwith cotts.
It is Ordered, That the said Petitioner do forthwith enter a Non pros on the said Writ of Error, as desired; and that the Record be remitted to the Court of Kings Bench, to the End Execution may be had upon the Judgement given by that Court, as if no such Writ of Error had been brought into this House; and further, that the Plaintiff in Error do pay, or cause to be paid, to the Defendant in Error, the Sum of Twenty Pounds, for his Costs by reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgement.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.
The House was resumed.
The King present:
His Majesty, being seated on the Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended by His Officers of State (the Lords being in their Robes); commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, It is His Majestys Pleasure, 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 to be passed, delivered them to the Clerk, who brought them to the Table; where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow, videlicet,
1. An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund; and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Seven; and for farther appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; for carrying to the Aggregate Fund a Sum of Money which hath arisen by the Two Sevenths Excise; for empowering His Majesty, with the Advice of His Privy Council, to permit the Importation of any Sort of Corn or Grain, Duty-free, into this Kingdom, for a longer Time than is permitted by any Act of this Session of Parliament; and for obviating Doubts in relation to the Meeting of Commissioners for putting in Execution an Act of this Session, for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax.
2. An Act for taking off the Inland Duty of One Shilling per Pound Weight upon all Black and Singlo Teas consumed in Great Britain; and for granting a Drawback upon the Exportation of Teas to Ireland and the British Dominions in America, for a limited Time, upon such Indemnification td be made in respect thereof by the East India Company, as is therein mentioned; for permitting the Exportation of Teas in smaller Quantities than One Lot to Ireland, or the said Dominions in America; and for preventing Teas seized and condemned from being consumed in Great Britain.
3. An Act for establishing an Agreement for the Payment of the annual Sum of Four Hundred Thousand Pounds, for a limited Time, by the East India Company, in respect of the Territorial Acquisitions and Revenues lately obtained in The East Indies.;
4. An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties on certain Foreign Linens imported into this Kingdom; and for establishing a Fund for the encouraging of the raising and dressing of Hemp and Flax.
To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced; severally, by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words videlicet,
Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult.
5. An Act for restraining and prohibiting the Governor, Council, and House of Representatives, of the Province of New York, until Provision shall have been made for furnishing the Kings Troops with all the Necessaries required by Law, from passing or assenting to any Act of Assembly, Vote, or Resolution, for any other Purpose.
6. An Act for further continuing an Act of the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act to amend and render more effectual, in His Majestys Dominions in America, an Act passed in this present Session of Parliament, intituled. An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters.
To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words; videlicet,
Le Roy le veult.
7. An Act for vesting Part of the Estates of George Duke of Saint Albans in Trustees, for raising Money to pay Debts; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.
8. An Act for naturalizing Sophia Magdalen Lamack an Infant.
To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, [ (fn. 1) by the Clerk Assistant,] in these Words; videlicet,
Soit fait comme il est desire.
Then His Majesty was pleased to speak as follows:
His Majestye Speech.
My Lords, and Gentlemen;
The advanced Season of the Year, joined to the Consideration of the Inconvenience you must all have felt from so long an Absence from your several Countries, calls upon Me to put an End to the present Session of Parliament; which I cannot do without returning you My Thanks for your diligent Application to the publick Business, and the Proofs you have given of your Affection for Me, for My Family, and for My Government: And although, from the Nature and Extensiveness of the several Objects under your Consideration, it could not be expected that all the great Commercial Interests should be compleatly adjusted and regulated in the Course of this Session; yet I am persuaded that, by the Progress you have made, a solid Foundation is laid for securing the most considerable and essential Benefits to this Nation.
As no material Alteration has happened in the State of Foreign Affairs since your First Meeting, I have nothing to communicate to you on that Subject. The fixed Objects of all my Measures are, to preserve the Peace, and, at the same Time, to assert and maintain the Honour of My Crown, and the just Rights of My Subjects.
Gentlemen of the House of Commons,
I thank you for the necessary Supplies which you have so chearfully granted for the publik Service; and My particular Acknowledgements are due to you for the Provision you have enabled Me to make for the more honourable Support and Maintenance of My Family.
My Lords, and Gentlemen,
The great Attention which you have shewn to the particular Purpose for which I called you so early together, and the very wholesome Laws passed for relieving My Subjects from the immediate Distress which the great Scarcity of Corn threatened to bring upon them, give Me the most sensible Pleasure. I rely upon you, for the Exertion of your utmost Endeavours, to convince My People, that no Care has been wanting to procure for them every Relief which has been possible; and that their grateful Sense of Provisions so wifely made, for their present Happiness and lasting Prosperity, cannot be so fully expressed, as by a strict Observance of that Order and Regularity, which are equally necessary to the Security of all good Government, as well as to their own real Welfare.
Then the Lord Chancellor, having received Directions from His Majesty, said,
My Lords, and Gentlemen,
It is His Majestys Royal Will and Pleasure, that this Parliament be prorogued to Monday the Thirty-first Day of August next, to be then here held; and this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Monday the Thirty-first Day of August next.