House of Lords Journal Volume 31
May 1765, 21-31

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 31: May 1765, 21-31', Journal of the House of Lords volume 31: 1765-1767 (1767-1830), pp. 211-218. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113245 Date accessed: 22 November 2014.


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Die Martis, 21o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin. Dux York. Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Eliens. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Roffen. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Asaphen. Dux Bedford, Præses. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Meneven. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Lincoln. Dux Richmond. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Exon. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Dux Newcastle. Ds. Bruce.
Dux Portland. Ds. Hyde.
Dux Manchester. Ds. Walpole.
Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Harwich.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Gower, Camerarius. Ds. Sondes.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Boston.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Milton.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes March.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes llchester.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Folkestone.

PRAYERS.

To vest the Forts at Senegal in His Majesty, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

American Trade, Bill.

Hodie 3a 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 f 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 Coast-wife; and for regulating the Fees of Offices of the Customs in the said Dominions.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

To redeem O e Fourth of certain Annuities, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Stamp Dutis, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Judges Salaries, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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 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.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Insolvent Debtors, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Revenue of the customs to improve, &c Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the better securing and further Improvement of the Revenues 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.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Sinking Fund Bill:

Hodie 3a 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.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to HC. that Lords have agreed to the preceding Bills.

And Messages were severally ordered to be 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.

Woodsall, Printer of the Publick Advertiser and fired.

The House being informed, “That H. S. Woodsall attended (according to Order):”

He was called in; and the News-paper, intituled, The Publick Advertiser, Monday, May 20th, 1765,” being shewn to him; he acknowledged, “That he was the Printer thereof.”

Then the Paragraph complained of being read to him, he was asked, “By what Authority he printed that Paragraph ?” said, “He copied it from “The St. James’s Chronicle,”

Then the Paragraph in the said Paper, previous to that complained of, being read to him; he was asked, “If he copied that from “ The st. James’s chronicle ?” said,“ No; he put that Paragraph in himself. ”

Being asked, “If he had heard of Printers of News-papers being punished for printing Proceedings of “the House of Peers?” said, “Yes; but that he printed the Paragraph complained of, and the other, “inadvertently, and without any Intention to affront “their Lordships.”

He is directed to be taken from the Bar.

Then it was moved “To resolve, that H. S. Wood-fall, having had the Insolence to print a false Account of the Proceedings of this House, in “The Publick Advertiser, Monday, May 20th, 1765,” is guilty of a Breach of Privilege of this House.”

An Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Motion, videlicet, “After the Word [“resolve”], to “insert the following Words, [“That the Printing any Account of the Proceedings of this House is a Breach “of Privilege; and”].

Which being objected to:

After short Debate;

The Question Was put, “Whether these Words shall be added to the said Motion ?”

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Then the motion, as the first proposed’ was agreed to.

Ordered, That the said H. S. Woodfall, the Printer of the above Paper, do, for his said Offence, pay a Fine to His Majesty of One Hundred Pounds; and that he be taken into the Custody of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod until he pay the said Fine.

To Sir Septimus Robinson Knight; Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of them.

Writs of Error;

The Lord Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King’s Bench, in the usual Manner, delivered in Two Writs of Error;

In One of which,

Doe against Villar;

John Doe is Plaintiff,

and

William Villar is Defendant.

In the other,

and Claydon against Frogmorton.

Thomas Clay don is Plaintiff,

and

Job Frogmorton is Defendant.

Upon reading the Petition of Job Frogmorton, Defendant in the last-mentioned Writ of Error; praying, “In regard the said Writ of Error is brought merely for Delay; that their Lordships will be pleased to appoint a short Day for the Plaintiff to assign Errors:”

It is Ordered, That the Plaintiff in the last-mentioned Writ of Error do assign Errors in Two Days.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, vicesimum secundum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroras, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Mercurii, 22o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Litch, & Cov. Dux York. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Asaphen. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Bangor. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Richmond. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Landav. Dux Portland. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Lincoln. Dux Manchester. Ds. Trevor.
Dux Chandos. Ds. Cadogan.
Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Ducie.
Comes Gower, Camerarius. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds Ravensworth.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Vere.
Comes Exeter. Ds. Harwich.
Comes Westmorland. Ds. Sondes.
Comes Peterborow. Ds. Grosvenor.
Comes Essex. Ds. Boston.
Comes Scarbrough. Ds Montagu.
Comes Morton. Ds. Beaulieu.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes March.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Folkestone.
Viscount Spencer.

PRAYERS:

Report, committee appointed to consider of the late Tumults; Resolutions these upon.

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees, appointed to consider of the great Tumults at the Doors of this House, on the 15th, 16th, and 17th Days of this Instant May: “That the Committee have often met, and considered the Matter to them referred; and have examined several Witnesses, as well upon Oath as otherwise, and have come to the following “Resolutions; (videlicet,)

“1 Resolved, That it appears to this Committee, That a Number of Weavers, and other disorderly Persons, amounting to many Thousands, appeared in several Parts of the Cities of London and Westminster, with Flags and Colours flying, on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday last, committing divers Insolencies and Outrages to the Peers who passed to and from this House, so that some of them were in imminent Danger of their Lives.

“2. Resolved, That it appears to this Committee, That the most outrageous and treasonable Expressions were used, by Persons who harangued the Mob at the Door of this House, tending to excite the People to opens Rebellion against the Person of His most Sacred Majesty.

“3. Resolved, That it appears to this Committee, that the Beginning and Continuance of these disorderly Assemblies were in great Measure owing to the Remissness of several of the Magistrates, and to their not exerting themselves properly in the Execution of the Laws against Riots and Riotous Meetings.

“4. Resolved, That it appears to this Committee, That Sir John Fielding is particularly blameable; having (as he himself acknowledged) thought that this was not such a Mob as by their Insolencies authorized him to read the Proclamation, though he well knew that the Duke of Bedford had been assaulted and wounded in his Way from the House, and could not “attend his Duty in Parliament without Danger of his Life.

“5. Resolved, That it appears to this Committee, That the Evidence the said Sir John Fielding gave to this Committee, as to the Number of Weavers dismissed by their Masters the Day after the Bill for their Relief was rejected, has been contradicted by other Evidence.

“6. Resolved, That it appears to this Committee, That the Magistrates, who were called to, and appeared at, the Bar of this House on Thursday last, and exhorted by the House to put the Laws against Riots in Execution, deserve the Censure of the House, for not doing their Duty in suppressing these tumultuous Meetings.

“7. Resolved, That it appears to this Committee, That the Report that has been industriously spread, that the Mob had Assurances given them, by any Peers of this House, of immediate Parliamentary Relief, is false, scandalous, and groundless.”

The said Report was read by the Clerk entire.

And the First and Second Resolutions of the Committee, being read a Second Time, were agreed to by the House.

The Third Resolution being read a Second Time;

It was proposed, “After the Word [“the”], to leave out the Words [“beginning, and the”].

The same was objected to.

After short Debate;

The Question was put thereupon. It was Resolved in the Negative.

Then it was proposed, “After the Words [“Remissness of”], and before the Word [“the”], in the “said Resolution, to insert the Words [“several of”].”

The same was agreed to.

And the said Resolution, thus amended, was agreed to.

The Four remaining Resolutions were severally read a Second Time, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said Resolutions be printed.

Baldwin, Printer of The St. Jame’s Chronicle, ordered to attend;

Ordered, That Henry Baldwin, the Printer of “The St. James’s Chronicle, or British Evening Post,” do attend this House immediately.

Attached and fined in Two Compliants.

The House being informed, “That the said Hendry Baldwin was attending:”

He was called in; and “The St. James ’s Chronicle, from Thursday May 16th, to Saturday May 18th, 1765,” being shewn to him, he acknowledged that he was the Printer thereof.

Then a Paragraph in the said Paper, relating to a Message being delivered to the Weavers from this House, being read to him; he was asked, “By what Authority he inserted that Paragraph?”

Said, “He copied it from “The Gazetteer and New Daily Advertiser.

Being asked, “Who printed that Paper ?” said, “Mr. Charles, Say in Newgate Street.

He is directed to be taken from the Bar.

Resolved, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Hendry Baldwin, having had the Insolence to print a false Account of the Procceedings of this House, in “ The Saint James’s Chronicle from Thursday May 16th, to Saturday May18th, 1765,” is guilty of a Breach of the Privilege of this House.

Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Henry Baldwin, the Printer of the above Paper, do, for his said Offence, pay a Fine to His Majesty of One Hundred Pounds; and that he be taken into the Custody of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, until he pay the said Fine.

To Sir Septimus Robinson Knight, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of them.

Say Printer to attend.

Ordered, That Charles Say, Printer, do attend this House on Friday next.

Justices of Peace ordered to attend.

The House was moved, “That the Sixth Resolution of the House this Day, relating to the late Tumult, might be read.”

The said Resolution was read accordingly.

Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Magistrates who were called to, and appeared at, the Bar of this House on Thursday last, do attend this House on Friday next; and that the Lord Chancellor do then reprimand them, for not doing their Duty in suppressing the late Tumults.

The King’s Answer to Address for a Proclamation.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, “That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) waited on His Majesty, with the Address of this House of Monday last, for a Proclamation; and that His Majesty Was pleased to say, He would give Directions accordingly.”

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, vicesimum quartum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroras, Dominis sic decernentibus;

Die Veneris, 24o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Winton. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Meneven. Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Landav. Dux Richmond. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Exon. Dux Manchester. Ds. Delamer.
Comes Gower, Camerarius. Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Trevor.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Masham.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Ducie.
Comes Morton. Ds. Sandys.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Bruce.
Comes Loudoun. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Braidalbane. Ds. Harwich.
Comes March. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Aylesford. Ds. Beaulieu.
Comes Halifax. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Northumber land.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Fauconberg.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Folkestone.

PRAYERS.

Justices of Peace attend, and are reprimanded for their Remisness during the late Tumults.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Attendance of the Justices who were called to, and appeared, at the Bar of this House on Thursday last, in order to their being reprimanded by the Lord Chancellor, for not doing their Duty in suppressing the late Tumults: The House was informed, “That Sir John Fielding Justice Keeling, and Justice Kynaston, being the Justices then present, were attending.”

They were called in.

And the Resolutions of this House, on Wednesday last; Were read to them.

Which done; they were directed to kneel.

Then the Lord Chancellor by the Direction of the House, reprimanded them, for not doing their Duty in suppressing the late tumultuous Meetings.

They were directed to withdraw.

Say, the Printer of The Gazetteer, attached and fined.

The House being informed, “That Charles Say, the Printer of The Gazetteer of Saturday last, attended as ordered:”

He was called in; and the Paragraph in the said Paper, relating to a Message being delivered to the Weavers from this House, being read to him, he was asked, “How he came to print the same ?”

Whereupon he acquainted their Lordships, “That he had committed to Writing what he had to say in his Defence, which he humbly desired might be read.”

The same was read by the Clerk accordingly, as follows:

“My Lords,

“The Paragraph, which I have been so unfortunate as to insert, I heard mentioned by many Persons in the Court of Requests; and I inserted it, in Hopes of, being instrumental in preventing any future Mob: This was the true Motive, my Lords; and I most humbly hope your Lordships will consider my unhappy Situation, in having inadvertently incurred your Lordships Displeasure. I have a Family of Six Children.”

He is directed to withdraw.

Resolved, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Charles Say, the Printer of “The Gazetteer and New Daily Advertiser, Saturday, May 18th, 1765,” having had the Insolence to print a false Account of the Proceedings of this House in the said Paper, is guilty of a Breach of the Privilege of this House.

Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Charles Say do, for his said Offence, pay a Fine to His Majesty of One Hundred Pounds; and that he be taken into the Custody of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod until he pay the said Fine.

To Sir Septimus Robinson Knight, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of them.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliament turn continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, vicesimum quintum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroras, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Sabbati, 25o Maii.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin. Dux York. Ds. Botetourt:
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Asaphen. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Delamer:
Epus. Landav. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Exon. Dux Rutland. Ds. Masham.
Dux Argyll. Ds. Bathurst.
Dux Ancaster Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Sandys.
Comes Talbot, senescallus. Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Gower Camerarius. Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Beaulieu:
Comes Winchilsea. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Folkestone.

PRAYERS.

Claydon against Frogmorton; Writ of Error Non prosd, with Costs.

Upon reading the Petition of Charles Gore Esquire and Thomas Streatfield, Lessees of Job Frogmorton, Defendant in a Writ of Error brought into this House wherein Thomas Claydon is Plaintiff; praying, “In regard the Plaintiff hath not assigned Errors within the Time limited by the Order of this House for that Purpose, That the said Writ of Error may be Non pros’d, with such Costs as to their Lordships shall seem meet:”

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 King’s 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, upon the Defendant in Error leaving an Affidavit of the Service of the Order of this House for assigning Errors in Two Days with the Clerk of the Parliaments.

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 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).

Bills passed.

“1. 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.”

“2. 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.”

“3. 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.

“4. 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.”

“5. 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.”

“6. 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 in 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 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

“7. 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.”

“8. 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.”

“9. 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:

“10. 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 Coastwife; and for regulating the Fees of the Officers of the Customs in the said Dominions.”

“11. 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.

“12. 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

“13. An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors ?”

“14. 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.

“15. 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 Provision for the Preservation of the said Roads.”

“16. 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.”

“17. 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 in the Foreign Market.”

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

Le Roy le veult.

“18. 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.”

“19. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Common Fields and Waste Ground, in the Parish of Bratthinell, in the County of York.

“20. 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.”

“21. An Act for naturalizing Henry de Massy and Gabriel le Rayer.

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

Soit fait comme il est desiré.”

Then His Majesty was pleased to speak as follows:

His Majesty’s Speech.

“My Lords, and Gentlemen,
“The Dispatch which you have given with so much Zeal and Wisdom to the publick Business, enables Me now to put a Period to this Session of Parliament.
“No Alteration in the State of Foreign Affairs has happened, since your Meeting, to disturb the General Peace: And it is with Pleasure that I inform you, that the present Dispositions of the several Powers of Europe promise the Continuance of this Blessing.
“I have seen, with the most perfect Approbation, that you have employed this Season of Tranquillity in promoting those Objects which I have recommended to your Attention; and in framing such Regulations as may best enforce the just Authority of the Legislature, and, at the same Time, secure and extend the Commerce, and unite the Interests, of every Part of My Dominions.
“Gentlemen of the House of Commons,
“The Chearfulness and Prudence which you have shewn, in providing for the necessary Expenses of the present Year, deserve My particular Acknowledgements.
“The many Bills which you have formed for the Improvement and Augmentation of the Revenue in its several Branches, and the early Care which you have taken to discharge a Part of the National Debt, are the most effectual Methods to establish the Publick Credit upon the surest Foundations, and to alleviate by Degrees the Burdens of My People,
“My Lords, and Gentlemen,
“The Provisions which have been made for the Administration of the Government, in case the Crown should descend to any of My Children under the Age of Eighteen Years, whilst they add Strength and Security to our present Establishment, give Me the kindest and most convincing Proof of your Confidence. The Sense which I have of the important Trust reposed in Me, and My Desire to repay this Mark of your Affection, by discharging My Part agreeably to your Intentions, in the Manner most beneficial to My People, have concurred to make Me execute without Delay the Powers with which you have entrusted Me: This is already done, and you may be allured, that, as far as it depends upon Me, those salutary Provisions shall never be ineffectual. It is My ardent Wish, and shall be My constant Endeavour, on this and every other Occasion, to perpetuate the Happiness of My Subjects, and to transmit to Posterity the Blessings of our invaluable Constitution.

Then the Lord Chancellor, having received Directions from His Majesty, said,

“My Lords, and Gentlemen,

Parliament prorogued.

“It is His Majesty’s Royal Will and Pleasure, that this Parliament be prorogued to Thursday the Eleventh Day of July next, to be then here held: And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Thursday the Eleventh Day of July next,”