House of Lords Journal Volume 31
May1765, 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 31: May1765, 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 31: 1765-1767 (1767-1830), pp. 199-211. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113244 Date accessed: 19 September 2014.


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Die Lunæ, 13o Maii.
Banbury to Daventry, &c. Road, Bill: Kimberworth, Common, Bill. Daventry, &c, Road, Bill: Sealford common Bill: James Deeping stone Bridge, Road, Bill: Felmersham Common Bill: New Malton Road Bill: Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the preceding Bills. Mr. Wight, Clerk Assistant’s Resignation declared: Address to His Majesty on his Behalf. Message from H. C. to return the Regency Bill. Wrought Silks and Velvets, additional Duties on. Bill. Publick Highways Bill. Insolvent Debtors, Bill. Braithwell Common, Bill: Westminster Streets; Bill. Duties on Gum Senegal, and Gum Arabic, Bill. Militia Pay and Cloathing. Bill. Illicit Trade to Isle of Man to prevent, Bill. Insolvent Debtors, Bill. Adjourn. Die Martis, 14o Maii.
Militia Pay and Cloathing, Bill: Illicit Trade to Isle of Man to prevent. Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the preceding Bills. Message from thence, to return the Bill for the E. of Carlisle’s Guardians to sell Estates. To enable His Majesty to Prohibit the Exportation of Corn, Bill. Braithwell Comman, Bill. Siseham Common, Bill. Duties on Corn, to discontinue for a limited Time, Bill. Publick Highways, Bill. Silk Mittens, &c. Bill. Westminster Streets, &c. Bill. Duties on Gum Senegal, &c. Bill. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 15o Maii.
The King Present. Bills passed. Yorkshire Woollen Cloth, Bill. Silk Mittens, &c. Bill: Publick Highways, Bill: Gum Senegal, &c. Bill: Westminster Streets, Bill: Siseham Common, Bill: Braithwell Common, Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Six preceding Bills. To enable His Majesty to prohibit the Exportation of Corn, Bill: Scotch Papers Currency, Bill. For vesting Forts in Senegal in His Majesty, Bill. Militia Laws to amend, Bill. Adjourn. Die Jovis, 16o Maii.
Militia Laws to amend, Bill. Scotch Paper Currency, Bill. For vesting Forts in Senegal in His Majesty, Bill. Yorkshire Woollen Cloth, Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Riot in Palace Yard; Order for the High Bailiff of Westminster, and High Constable, to attend. Sinking Fund, &c. Bill. Trade to America, Bill. Judges Salaries, Bill. To redeem One Fourth Part of certain Annuities, Bill. Message from H. C. to return the Bill for Rayment to take the Name of Hadsley, Bill; and De Missy’s and Le Royer’s Nat. Bill. His Majesty to prohibit the Exportation of Corn, Bill. Duties on Corn, to discontinue for a Time, Bill. High Bailiff and Justices directed to disperse the Mob in Palace Yard. To improve the Revenue of the Customs, Bill. Stamp Duties, Bill. Insolvent Debtors, Bill. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 17o Maii.
To enable His Majesty to prohibit Exportation of Corn, Bill. Duties on Corn to discontinue for a Time, Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords agreed to the Two preceding Bills. To return One fourth of certain Annuities, Bill. American Trade, Bill. Judges Salaries, Bill. Stamp Duties, Bill. Sinking Fund, Bill. Revenue of Customs to improve, Bill. Militia Laws to amend, Bill. To vest the Forts in Senegal in His Majesty, Bill. Scotch Paper Currency, Bill. Insolvent Debtors, Bill. Complaint of a Mob at the Door of this House. Resolutions thereupon. Ordered to be printed, and Copies sent to the Ld. Mayor, Sheriffs, and High Bailiff. Adjourn. Die Lunæ, 20o Maii.
Militia Laws to amend, Bill: Scotch Paper Currency, Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills. Address to His Majesty, for a Proclamation to suppress Rio’s. Complaint of a printed News-paper, and Woodfall ordered to attend. The King’s Answer to Address relating to Mr. Wight. Mr. Cowper’s Appointment of Mr. Strutt to be Clerk Assistant, during Mr. W. Cowper’s Sons Minorities, and till One of them is approved of by the House. Adjourn.

Die Lunæ, 13o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Eliens. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Bath. & Wells. Dux Bedford, Praeses. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Asaphen. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Dux Richmond. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Ancaster, Mag. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Norvicen. Dux Newcastle. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Portland. Ds. Bathurst.
Epus. Landav. Dux Chandos. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Lincoln. March. Rockingham. Ds. Chedworth.
Epus. Carlioll. Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Comes Gower, Camerarius. Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Vere.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Westmorland. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Harwich.
Comes Cardigan. Ds. Sondes.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Holdernesse. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Plimouth. Ds. Boston.
Comes Scarbrough. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Coventry. Ds. Bingley.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Braidalbane.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes March.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Folkestone.

PRAYERS.

Banbury to Daventry, &c. Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Turnpike Road in Banbury in the County of Oxford, through Daventry and Cottesbach, to the South End of Mill Field in the Parish of Lutterworth in the County of Leicester.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Kimberworth, Common, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Lands and Grounds, Undivided Enclosures, Commons, and Wastes, in or near the Village or Hamlet of Marsborough, in the Township of Kimberworth, and in the Parish of Rotherham, in the County of York.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Daventry, &c, Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Great Bridge in the Borough of Warwick, through Southam and Daventry, to the Town of Northampton

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative

Sealford common Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Common Pastures of Sealford, in the County of Leicester, and all the Lands and Grounds within the same Fields.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

James Deeping stone Bridge, Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue the Term and render more effectual an Act, passed in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads leading from Spalding High Bridge, through Littleworth, and-by Frognall, and over James Deeping Stone Bridge in the County of Lincoln, to Maxey Outgang in the County of Northampton, adjoining to the High Road there.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Felmersham Common Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Felmersham, in the County of Bedford.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass ?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

New Malton Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for amending and widening the Road from the North End of Old Malton Gate, in the Town and Borough of New Malton, to the Town of Pickering, in the County of York.”

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 preceding Bills.

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

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

Mr. Wight, Clerk Assistant’s Resignation declared:

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, “That he is desired by Mr. Wight, the Clerk Assistant, to inform their Lordships, that he is in so bad a State of Health, as to be incapable of performing the Duty of his Office; and is therefore desirous, with Leave of the House, to resign his said Office of Clerk Assistant; but thinks it his Duty to acquaint their Lordships therewith, previous to such Resignation.”

Ordered, That Mr. Wight have Leave to resign his said Office of Clerk Assistant, on account of the bad State of his Health, as desired

Address to His Majesty on his Behalf.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty; “humbly to recommend the said Mr. Wight to His Majesty’s Royal Grace and Bounty, for his great Pains and Diligence for Forty Years and upwards, during his executing the several Offices of Reading Clerk and Clerk Assistant in this House.”

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

Message from H. C. to return the Regency Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to provide for the Administration of the Government, in case the Crown should descend to any of the Children of His Majesty being under the Age of Eighteen Years; and for the Care and Guardianship of their Persons;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

The said Amendments, being read Thrice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers, to acquaint them therewith.

Wrought Silks and Velvets, additional Duties on. Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for laying several additional Duties upon the Importation of Wrought Silks and Velvets, for the Encouragement of the Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom; and for preventing unlawful Combinations of Workmen employed in the said Manufactures:”

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

And it being moved, “To commit the Bill:”

The Question was put thereupon.

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Ordered, That the said Bill be rejected.

Publick Highways Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue Part of an Act made in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act to render more effectual the several Laws now in being, for the Amendment and Preservation of the publick Highways and Turnpike Roads of this Kingdom; and for making further Provisions for the Preservation of the said Roads.”

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, To-morrow.

Insolvent Debtors, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir William Beauchamp Proctor and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for Relief of Insolvent Debtors; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Braithwell Common, Bill:

The Earl of Sandwich acquainted the House, “That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Common Fields and Waste Ground, in the Parish of Braithwell, in the County of York, was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

Westminster Streets; Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Powers of, and to render more effectual, the several Acts passed in the Second, Third, Acts to the Surry Side of Westminster Bridge; and for enlarging the Powers of and Fourth Years of His present Majesty’s Reign, for paving, cleansing, lighting, and otherwise regulating, the Squares, Streets, and other Places, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and other Parts in the said Acts mentioned; and for extending the Provisions of the said Acts to the Surry Said of Westminster Bridge and for enlarging the Powers of the said Acts with respect to Squares.”

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, To-morrow.

Duties on Gum Senegal, and Gum Arabic, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled; “An Act for laying certain Duties upon Gum Senegal and Gum Arabic, imported, into, or exported from; Great Britain; and for confining the Exportation of Gum Senegal from Africa to Great Britain only.”

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee on the said Bill, To-morrow.

Militia Pay and Cloathing. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for applying the Money granted in this Session of Parliament, for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia of that Part of Great Britain called England for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-five; and for punishing Militia Men for neglecting their Duty.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Illicit Trade to Isle of Man to prevent, Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, “An Act for more effectually preventing the Mischiefs arising to the Revenue and Commerce of Great Britain and Ireland, from the illicit, and clandestine Trade to and from the Isle of Man.”

After some Time, the House was resumed;

And the Lord Delamer reported from the Commit tee, “That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Insolvent Debtors, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit praesens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Martis, decimum quartum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Aurore, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Martis, 14o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Winton. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Bedford, Præses. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Norvicen. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Lincoln. Dux Richmond. Ds. Cathcart.
Dux Chandos. Ds. Bathurst.
Comes Gower, Camerarius. Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Bruce.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Plimouth. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Scarbrough. Ds. Lyttleton.
Comes Eglintoun. Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Abercorn.
Tomes Loudoun.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Northumb’ land.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Fauconberg.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

Militia Pay and Cloathing, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for applying the Money granted in this Session of Parliament, for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia of that Part of Great Britain called England for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-five; and for punishing Militia Men for neglecting their Duty.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass ?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Illicit Trade to Isle of Man to prevent. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for more effectually preventing the Mischiefs arising to the Revenue and Commerce of Great Britain and: Ireland; from the illicit and clandestine Trade to and from the Isle of Man.”

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 preceding Bills.

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

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

Message from thence, to return the Bill for the E. of Carlisle’s Guardians to sell Estates.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by Sir Walter Blackett and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting divers Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of York, Cumberland, Northumberland, and Durham, late the Estate of Henry Earl of Carlisle, deceased, in Trustees, to be Sold and disposed of in and for the Payment of his Debts, Legacies, and Encumbrances, and other the Purposes in his Will “mentioned;” and to acquaint this House that they have agreed to the same, with One Amendment, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

The House proceeded to take the said Amendment into Consideration.

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

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers, to acquaint them therewith.

To enable His Majesty to Prohibit the Exportation of Corn, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable His Majesty, with the Advice of His Privy Council, to prohibit the Exportation of Wheat, Wheaten Meal, Flour, Bread, Biscuit, and Starch, during the next Recess of Parliament, at such Time, and in such Manner, as the Necessity of the Time may require, and He in His Wisdom shall think convenient and needful;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Braithwell Comman, Bill.

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Common Fields and Waste Ground, in the Parish of Braithwell, in the County of York,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Siseham Common, Bill.

The Lord Sandys made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Manor or Manors and Parish of Syresham, otherwise Siseham, in the County of Northampton,” was committed.

Duties on Corn, to discontinue for a limited Time, Bill.

The House being moved, “That the Bill, intituled, “An Act to discontinue, for a limited Time, the Duties upon Wheat and Wheat Flour imported, and also the Bounty payable on the Exportation of Wheat and Wheat Flour,” might be read a Second Time:”

The same was objected to.

The Question was put thereupon.

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the said Bill was read a Second Time.

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, on Thursday next.

Publick Highways, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue Part of an Act made in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act to render more effectual the several Laws now in being, for the Amendment and Preservation of the Publick Highways and Turnpike Roads of this Kingdom;” and for making further Provisions for the Preservation of the said Roads.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Delamer reported from the Committee, “That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, with out any Amendment.”

Silk Mittens, &c. Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, “An Act for prohibiting the Importation of Foreign-manufactured Silk Stockings, Silk Mitts, and Silk Gloves, into Great Britain and the British Dominions; and for rendering more effectual an Act passed in the Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for explaining, amending, and rendering more effectual, an Act made in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of King Henry the Seventh, intituled, Silk Works.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Westminster Streets, &c. Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Powers of, and to render more effectual, the Several Acts passed in the Second, Third, and Fourth Years of His present Majesty’s Reign, for paving, cleansing, lighting, and otherwise regulating, the Squares, Streets, and other Places, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and other Parts in the said Acts mentioned; and for extending the Provisions of the said Acts to the Surrey Side of Westminster Bridge; and for enlarging the Powers of the said Acts with respect to Squares.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Duties on Gum Senegal, &c. Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, “An Act for laying certain Duties upon Gum Senegal and Gum Arabic imported into, or exported from, Great Britain and for confining the Exportation of Gum Senegal from Africa to Great Britain only.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.”

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit Præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Mercurii, decimum quintum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Mercurii, 15o Maii.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm. Dux York.
Epus. Eliens. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Landav. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Lincoln. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Delamer.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Sandys.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Bruce.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Westmorland. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Coventry. Ds. Boston.
Comes Loudoun. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Fauconberg.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

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 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 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,

Bills passed.

“1. An Act for granting Annuities, to be attended with a Lottery, to satisfy and discharge certain Navy, Victualing and Transport Bills; and for charging the Payment of such Annuities on the Sinking Fund.”

2. An Act to alter certain Rates of Postage, and to “amend, explain, and enlarge, several Provisions in an Act made in the Ninth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, and in other Acts relating to the Revenue of the Post-office.”

“3. An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on the Exportation of Coals, and of several East India Goods, and upon Policies of Assurance; for retaining, upon the Exportation of White Callicoes and Mustins, a further Part of the Duties paid on the Importation thereof; and for obviating a Doubt with respect to Stamp Duties imposed upon Deeds by Two former Acts.”

“4. An Act for more effectually supplying the Export Trade of this Kingdom to Africa with such coarse printed Callicoes, and other Goods, of the Product or Manufacture of The East Indies, or other Places beyond the Cape of Good Hope, as are prohibited to be worn and used in Great Britain; for encouraging the Importation of Bugles into this Kingdom, for the better Supply of the Export Trade thereof; and for discontinuing the Bounty payable in Great Britain, and all Bounties and Allowances in Ireland, upon the Exportation of Corn, Grain, Malt, Meal, and Flour, from thence to the lsle of Man.”

“5. An Act for repealing the Duties now payable upon Raw Silk imported, and for granting other Duties in Lieu thereof; for allowing a Drawback on the Exportation of Raw or Thrown Silk to Ireland; and for prohibiting the Exportation of Raw Silk from Ireland.”

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

Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets, accepte leur Benevolence, & ainsi le veult.”

“6. An Act to provide for the Administration of the Government, in case the Crown should descend to any of the Children of His Majesty being under the Age of Eighteen Years, and for the Care and Guardianship of their Persons.”

“7. An Act for applying the Money granted in this Session of Parliament, for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-five; and for punishing Militia Men for neglecting their Duty.”

“8. An Act to amend and render more effectual, in His Majesty’s 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.”

“9. An Act for more effectually preventing the Mischiefs arising to the Revenue and Commerce or Great Britain and Ireland, from the illicit and clandestine Trade to and from the lsle of Man.”

“10. An Act to empower the High Court of Chancery to lay out, upon Government Securities, a Sum of Money therein mentioned, out of the Common and General Cash in the Bank of England belonging to the Suitors of the said Court; and to apply the Interest arising therefrom towards augmenting, the Income of the Masters of the said Court.”

“11. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Turnpike Road in Banbury, in the County of Oxford, through Daventry and Cottesbach, to the South End of Mill Field, in the Parish of Latterworth, in the County of Leicester.”

“12. An Act to continue the Term, and render more effectual, an Act passed in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads leading from Spalding High Bridge, through Littleworth, and by Frognall, and over James Deeping Stone Bridge in the County of Lincoln, to Maxey Outgang in the County of Northampton, adjoining to the High Road there.”

“13. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Great Bridge in the Borough of Warwick, through Southam and Daventry, to the Town of Northampton.”

“14. An Act for amending and widening the Road from the North End of Old Malton Gate, in the Town and Borough of New Malton, to the Town of Pickering, in the County of York.”

“15. An Act for the building a Bridge over the River Tay, at or near the Town of Perth, in the County of Perth.”

To these Bills the Royal Assent was severally. pronounced by the Clerk, in these Words; videlicet,

Le Roy le veult.”

“16. An Act for dividing and enclosing several Lands and Grounds, Undivided Enclosures, Commons, and Wastes, in or near the Village or Hamlet of Marsborough, in the Township of Kimberworth, and in the Parish of Rotherham, in the County of York.”

“17. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Common Pastures of Scalford, in the County of Leicester, and all the Lands and Grounds within the same Fields.”

“18. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Felmersham, in the County of Bedford.”

“19. An Act for vesting divers Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of York, Cumberland, Northumberland, and Durham, late the Estate of Henry Earl of Carlisle, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold and disposed of, in and for the Payment of his Debts, Legacies, and Encumbrances, and other the Purposes in his Will mentioned.”

“20. An Act to enable John Lord Bellew Baron of Duleek in the Kingdom of Ireland more effectually to exercise his Power to raise certain Sums therein mentioned, out of his settled Estates in the said Kingdom, for the Portions of Younger Children.”

“21. An Act for vesting the Estate late of Peter Wyche Esquire, at Goadby, alias Godeby Marwood, in the County of Leicester, in Trust, to be conveyed to the most Noble John Marquis of Granby, or as he shall appoint; and for applying the Purchase-money in Manner, and for the Purposes, therein mentioned.”

To these Bills the Royal Assent was severally pronounced by the Clerks 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.

Yorkshire Woollen Cloth, Bill.

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repealing several Laws relating to the Manufacture of Woollen Cloth in the County of York, and also so much of several other Laws as prescribes particular Standards of Width and Length of such Woollen Cloths; and for substituting other Regulations of the Cloth Trade, within the West Riding of the said County; for preventing Frauds in certifying the Contents of the Cloth; and for preserving the Credit of the said Manufacture at the Foreign Market,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and had heard Counsel, and examined Witnesses, for the Petitioners against the said Bill, upon their Petitions; and had also heard Counsel for the Bill; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Silk Mittens, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for prohibiting the Importation of Foreign-manufactured Silk Stockings, Silk Mitts, and Silk Gloves, into Great Britain and the British Dominions; and for rendering more effectual an Act passed in the Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for explaining, amending, and rendering more effectual, an Act made in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of King Henry the Seventh, intituled, “Silk Works.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass ?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Publick Highways, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue Part of an Act, made in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act to render more effectual the several Laws now in being, for the Amendment and Preservation of the publick Highways and Turnpike Roads of this Kingdom; and for making further Provisions for the Preservation of the said Roads.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Gum Senegal, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for laying certain Duties upon Gum Senegal and Gum Arabic imported into, or exported from, Great Britain; and for confining the Exportation of Gum Senegal from Africa to Great Britain only.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Westminster Streets, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Powers of, and to render more effectual, the several Acts passed in the Second, Third, and Fourth Years of His present Majesty’s Reign, for paving, cleansing, lighting, and otherwise regulating, the Squares, Streets, and other Places, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and other Parts in the. said Alts mentioned; and for. extending the Provisions of the said Acts to the Surry Side of Westminster Bridge; and for enlarging the Powers of the said Acts with respect. to Squares.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Siseham Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Manor or Manors and Parish of Syresham, otherwise Siseham, in the County of Northampton.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Braithwell Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Common Fields and Waste Ground in the Parish of Braithwell, in the County of York.”

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 Six preceding Bills.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Browning and Mr. Graves:

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

To enable His Majesty to prohibit the Exportation of Corn, Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable His Majesty, with the Advice of His Privy Council, to prohibit the Exportation of Wheat, Wheaten Meal, Flour, Bread, Biscuit, and Starch, during the next Recess of Parliament, at such Time, and in such Manner, as the Necessity of the Time may require, and He in His Wisdom shall think convenient and needful.”

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon, the said Bill, To-morrow.

Scotch Papers Currency, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Alexander Gilmore and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to prevent the Inconveniences arising from the present Method of it suing Notes and Bills by the Banks, Banking Companies, and Bankers, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

For vesting Forts in Senegal in His Majesty, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repealing the Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for vesting the Fort of Senegal and its Dependencies in the Company of Merchants trading to Africa; and to vest as well the said Fort and its Dependencies, as all other the British Forts and Settlements upon the Coast of Africa, lying between the Port of Sallee and Cape Rouge, together with all the Property, Estate, and Effects, of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, in or upon the said Forts, Settlements, and their Dependencies, in His Majesty; and for securing, extending, and improving, the Trade to Africa;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Militia Laws to amend, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and enforce, the several Laws now in being, relating to the raising and training the Militia within that Part of Great Britain called England;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were read the First Time.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Jovis, decimum sextum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Jovis, 16o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Winton. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Asaphen. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Norvicen. Ds. Delamer.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Carliol. Comes Sandwich. Ds. Ducie.
Comes Holdernesse. Ds. Sandys.
Comes Scarbrough. Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Eglintoun. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Braidalbane. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes March. Ds. Boston.
Comes Marchmont. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Northumb’land.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Delawarr.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Folkestone.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Militia Laws to amend, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and enforce, the several Laws now in being, relating to the raising and training the Militia within that Part of Great Britain called England.”

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee, upon the said Bill, To-morrow.

Scotch Paper Currency, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to prevent the Inconveniencies arising from the present Method of issuing Notes and Bills by the Banks, Banking Companies, and Bankers, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland.”

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, To-morrow.

For vesting Forts in Senegal in His Majesty, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repealing the Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Fort of Senegal and its Dependencies in the Company of Merchants trading to Africa;” and to vest as well the said Fort and its Dependencies, as all other the British Forts and Settlements upon the Coast of Africa, lying between the Port of Sallee and Cape Rouge, together with all the Property, Estate, and Effects, of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, in or upon the said Forts, Settlements, and their Dependencies, in His Majesty; and for securing, extending, and improving, the Trade to Africa.”

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, To-morrow.

Yorkshire Woollen Cloth, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repealing several Laws relating to the Manufacture, of Woollen Cloth in the County of York; and also so much of several other Laws as prescribes particular Standards of Width and Length of such Woollen Cloths; and for substituting other Regulations of the Cloth Trade, within the West Riding of the said County; for preventing Frauds in certifying the Contents of the Cloth, and for preserving the Credit of the said Manufacture at the Foreign Market.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmatives.

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

A Message was sent to the House of Commons; by Mr. Browning and Mr. Anguish:

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

Riot in Palace Yard; Order for the High Bailiff of Westminster, and High Constable, to attend.

Notice being taken by the House, of a tumultuous Assembly of People in The Old Palace Yard, and also at the Doors of this House; and that several Members of this House were Yesterday insulted by a Mob, then assembled in The Old Palace Yard:

Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the High Bailiff of Westm’r, the High Constable of Westm’r, together with the other Constables, and some of the nearest Justices, do attend this House immediately.

Sinking Fund, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund; for applying certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-five; for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; for allowing to the Receivers General of the Duties on Offices and Employments in Scotland a Reward for their Trouble; and for allowing further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Trade to America, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for more effectually securing and encouraging the Trade of His Majesty’s American Dominions; for repealing the Inland Duty on Coffee, imposed by an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of His late Majesty King George the Second; and for granting an Inland Duty on all Coffee imported (except Coffee of the Growth of the British Dominions in America); for altering the Bounties and Drawbacks upon Sugars exported; for repealing Part of an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of His said late Majesty, whereby Bar Iron made in the said Dominions was prohibited to be exported from Great Britain, or carried Coastwise; and for regulating the Fees of Officers of the Customs in the said Dominions;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Judges Salaries, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for increasing the Fund for Payment of the Sums of Money directed by an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, to be applied in Augmentation of the Salaries of the Puisne Judges in the Court of King’s Bench, the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas, the Barons of the Coif in the Court of Exchequer at Westm’r, and the Justices of Chester, and the Great Sessions for the Counties of Wales, for the Time being; and for applying certain Sums in Augmentation of the Salaries of the said Judges and Justices, and of the Judges in the Courts of Session and Exchequer in Scotland, for a certain Time previous to the Commencement of the Augmentations established by the said Act;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

To redeem One Fourth Part of certain Annuities, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for redeeming One Fourth Part of the Joint Stock of Annuities, established by an Act made in the Third Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, in respect of several Navy, Victualing, and Transport Bills, and Ordnance Debentures;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Four Bills were read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return the Bill for Rayment to take the Name of Hadsley, Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Jeremiah Rayment the Younger Esquire and his Issue to take and use the Surname and Arms of Hadsley, pursuant to the Will of Robert Hadsley Esquire, deceased;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and De Missy’s and Le Royer’s Nat. Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Henry de Missy and Gabriel le Royer;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

His Majesty to prohibit the Exportation of Corn, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable His Majesty, with the Advice of His Privy Council, to prohibit the Exportation of Wheat, Wheaten Meal, Flour, Bread, Biscuit, and Starch, during the next Recess of Parliament, at such Time, and in such Manner, as the Necessity of the Time may require, and He in His Wisdom shall think convenient and needful.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Duties on Corn, to discontinue for a Time, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to discontinue, for a limited Time, the Duties upon Wheat and Wheat Flour imported, and also the Bounty payable on the Exportation of Wheat and Wheat Flour:”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Delamer reported from the Committee, “That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report die same to the House, with out any Amendment.”

High Bailiff and Justices directed to disperse the Mob in Palace Yard.

The House being informed, “That the High Bailiff of Westminster, together with several Justices of the Peace, were attending, as ordered:”

They were called in; and examined, at the Bar, in relation to the tumultuous Meeting of the Mob for these Three Days past, and why proper Steps had not been taken to prevent the same.

Which done;

The Lord Chancellor, by Order of the House, strictly enjoined them, “Immediately to disperse the said Mob; and to take Care of the Peace of this City now, and for the future, as they shall answer the contrary to this House.”

To improve the Revenue of the Customs, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better securing and further Improvement of the Revenue of the Customs, Excise, Inland, and Salt Duties; and for encouraging the Linen Manufacture of the Isle of Man; and for allowing the Importation of several Goods, the Produce and Manufacture of the said Island, under certain Restrictions and Regulations;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Stamp Duties, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for altering the Stamp Duties upon Admissions into Corporations or Companies; and for further securing and improving the Stamp Duties in Great Britain;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Insolvent Debtors, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors.”

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, To-morrow.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Veneris, decimum septimum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Veneris, 17o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Winton. Dux York. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Eliens. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Meneven. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Landav. Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Lincoln. Dux Richmond. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Exon. Ds. Sandys.
Comes Gower, Camerarius. Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Eglintoun. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Boston.
Comes Loudoun. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Breadalbane. Ds. Ligonier.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Delawarr.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Folkestone.

PRAYERS.

To enable His Majesty to prohibit Exportation of Corn, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act o enable His Majesty with the Advice of His Privy Council, to prohibit the Exportation of Wheat, Wheaten Meal, Flour, Bread, Biscuit, and Starch, during the next Recess of Parliament, at such Time, and in such Manner, as the Necessity of the Time may require, and He in His Wisdom shall think convenient and needful.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Duties on Corn to discontinue for a Time, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to discontinue, for a limited Time, the Duties upon Wheat and Wheat Flour imported; and also the Bounty payable on the Exportation of Wheat and Wheat Flour.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Browning and Mr. Anguish:

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

To return One fourth of certain Annuities, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for redeeming One Fourth Part of the Joint Stock of Annuities, established by an Act made in the Third Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, in respect of several Navy, Victualing, and Transport Bills, and Ordnance Debentures.”

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, on Monday next.

American Trade, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for more effectually securing and encouraging the Trade of His Majesty’s American Dominions; for repealing the Inland Duty on Coffee, imposed by an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of His late Majesty King George the Second; and for granting an Inland Duty on all Coffee imported (except Coffee of the Growth of the British Dominions in America); for altering the Bounties and Drawbacks upon Sugars exported; for repealing Part of an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of His said late Majesty, whereby Bar Iron, made in the said Dominions, was prohibited to be exported from Great Britain, or carried Coastwise; and for regulating the Fees of Officers of the Customs in the said Dominions.”

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, on Monday next.

Judges Salaries, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for increasing the Fund for Payment of the Sums of Money directed by an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, to be applied in Augmentation of the Salaries of the Puisne Judges in the Court of King’s Bench, the Judges in the Court of Common Pleas, the Barons of the Coif in the Court of. Exchequer at Westminster, and the Justices of Chester, and the Great Sessions for the Counties of Wales, for the Time being; and for applying certain Sums in Augmentation of the Salaries of the said Judges and Justices, and of the Judges of the Courts of Session and Exchequer in Scotland, for a certain Time previous to the Commencement of the Augmentations established by the said Act.”

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, on Monday next.

Stamp Duties, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for altering the Stamp Duties upon Admissions into Corporations or Companies; and for further securing and improving the Stamp Duties in Great Britain.”

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, on Monday next.

Sinking Fund, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund; for applying certain Monies, therein mentioned, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-five; for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; for allowing to the Receivers General of the Duties on Offices and Employments in Scotland a Reward for their Trouble; and for allowing further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors.”

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, on Monday next.

Revenue of Customs to improve, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the better securing and further Improvement of the Revenues of Customs, Excise, Inland, and Salt, Duties; and for encouraging the Linen Manufacture of the Isle of Man; and for allowing the Importation of several Goods, the Produce and Manufacture of the said Island under certain Restrictions and Regulations.”

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee Upon the said Bill, on Monday next.

Militia Laws to amend, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and enforce, the several Laws now in being, relating to the raising and training the Militia within that Part of Great Britain called England.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

To vest the Forts in Senegal in His Majesty, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repealing the Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Fort of Senegal and its Dependencies in the Company of Merchants trading to Africa; and to vest as well the said Fort and its Dependencies, as all other the British Forts and Settlements upon the Coast of Africa, lying between the Port of Sallee and Cape Rouge, together with all the Property, Estate, and Effects, of the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, in or upon the said Forts, Settlements, and their Dependencies, in His Majesty; and for securing, extending, and improving, the Trade to Africa.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Scotch Paper Currency, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to prevent the Inconveniencies arising from the present Method of issuing Notes and Bills by the Banks, Banking Companies, and Bankers, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Insolvent Debtors, Bill.

The House (according to Order), was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Complaint of a Mob at the Door of this House.

Complaint being made to the House, “That a tumultuous Crowd of People had assembled at the Doors of this House, this and the Two preceding Days; and that several of the Lords had been insulted by them, in their coming to and returning back from the House:”

Resolutions thereupon.

Resolved, Nemine Dissentiente, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the of faulting, insulting, or menacing, any Member of this House in his coming to or going from this House, or upon account of his Behaviour in Parliament, is an high Infringement of the Privilege of this House, a most outrageous and dangerous Violation of the Rights of Parliament, and an high Crime and Misdemeanour.

Resolved, Nemine Dissentiente, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the assembling and coming of any Number of Persons, in a riotous, tumultuous, and disorderly Manner, to this House, in order either to hinder or promote the passing of any Bill, or other Matter depending before the House, is an high Infringement of the Privilege of this House, is destructive of the Freedom and Constitution of Parliament, and an high Crime and Misdemeanour.

Resolved, Nemine Dissentiente, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the inciting or encouraging any Number of Persons to come, in a riotous, tumultuous, and disorderly Manner, to this House, in order either to hinder or promote the passing of any Bill, or other Matter depending before the House, is an high Infringement of the Privilege of this House, is destructive of the Freedom and Constitution of Parliament, and an high Crime and Misdemeanour.

Ordered to be printed, and Copies sent to the Ld. Mayor, Sheriffs, and High Bailiff.

Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That these Resolutions be printed; and that some of the printed Copies thereof be sent to the Lord Mayor of London, the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex, and the High Bailiff of Westminster.

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been present this Session be appointed a Committee, to consider bf the great Tumult at the Doors of this House this and the Two preceding Days.

Their. Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet immediately, in the Prince’s Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Adjourn.

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

Die Lunæ, 20o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales Præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Winton. Dux York.
Epus. Eliens. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Asaphen. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Bangor. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Norvicen. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Bathurst.
Epus. Meneven. Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Richmond. Ds. Dude.
Epus. Exon. Dux Portland. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Comes Gower, Camerarius. Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Harwich.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Grosvenor.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Essex. Ds. Boston.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Scarbrough. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes March.
Comes Bute.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Northumb’-land.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Spencer.

PRAYERS.

Militia Laws to amend, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and enforce, the several Laws now in being, relating to the raising and training the Militia within that Part of Great Britain called England.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Scotch Paper Currency, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to prevent the Inconveniencies arising from the present Method of issuing Notes and Bills by the Banks, Banking Companies, and Bankers, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland.”

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.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Graves and Mr. Pechell:

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

Address to His Majesty, for a Proclamation to suppress Rio’s.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, “To represent to His Majesty, that a tumultuous and riotous Mob of several Thousand idle and disorderly Persons, arrayed under Banners, and directed by Leaders, assembled at the House of Lords, on the 15th, 16th, and 17th Days of this Instant, to the Terror and Danger of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, in Breach of the Privilege, and in Violation of the Freedom, of Parliament; and that the Persons so assembled, or a great Number of them, riotously, and in open Violation of the Laws, assaulted and endangered the Life pf his Grace the Duke of Bedford, in his Return from the House of Lords, beset his Grace’s House in Bloomsbury Square, and would probably have committed the moll enormous Outrages there, had they not been prevented by a Military Force assisting the Civil Magistrates, as Pap of the Posse Comitatâs: And most humbly, to beseech His Majesty, that He will be graciously pleased to issue a Proclamation forthwith, to command all Civil Magistrates, within the City of London, the County of Middlesex, and the City and Liberties of Westminster to enforce the Execution of the wholesome Laws of this. Kingdom, against Riots, Routs, and unlawful Assemblies.”

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

Complaint of a printed News-paper, and Woodfall ordered to attend.

Complaint being made to the House, of a Paragraph in a printed News-paper, intituled, “The Publick Advertiser, Monday, May 20th, 1765,” said to be printed by H. S. Woodfall, near the Corner of Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row:

Ordered That the said H. S. Woodfall do attend this House, To-morrow.

The King’s Answer to Address relating to Mr. Wight.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, “That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) presented to His Majesty the Address of this House, humbly recommending Mr. Wight to His Majesty’s Royal Grace and Bounty, for his great Pains and Diligence, for Forty Years and upwards, during his executing the several Offices of Reading Clerk and Clerk Assistant in this House; and that His Majesty was pleased to say, He would give Directions accordingly.”

Mr. Cowper’s Appointment of Mr. Strutt to be Clerk Assistant, during Mr. W. Cowper’s Sons Minorities, and till One of them is approved of by the House.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, “That he was desired by Mr. Cowper, the Clerk of the Parliaments, to inform their Lordships, That, upon the Resignation of Mr. Joseph Wight, the Clerk Assistant, he had appointed Mr. Samuel Strult to be Clerk Assistant, under certain Conditions in a Paper mentioned, which the said Mr. Cowper and Mr. Strutt had signed; and which, the Clerk of the Parliaments hoped, would have their Lordships Approbation.”

The said Paper was read, by the Lord Chancellor, as follows:

“That Mr. Cowper, the Clerk of the Parliaments, have Leave of this House to appoint Mr. Strutt, Clerk Assistant, with the whole Profits thereof, till either of Mr. William Cowper’s Sons shall attain the Age of Twenty-one Years, and shall be approved by the House of Lords as a Person sufficient for the Execution of the said Office; and, in case either of Mr. Cowper’s Sons shall be admitted into such Office, such Son is to allow Three Hundred Pounds per Annum to Mr. Strutt during such Son’s continuing in the said Office, such Annuity determinable, nevertheless, with the Life of Mr. Strutt, or upon Mr. Cowper’s appointing him to the Office of Reading Clerk with the like Approbation.
“Ashley Cowper, Cler. Parliament or. Samuel Strutt.

The same was agreed to by the House; and ordered accordingly.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Martis, vicesimum primum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.