House of Lords Journal Volume 31
December 1765

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 31: December 1765', Journal of the House of Lords volume 31: 1765-1767 (1767-1830), pp. 225-232. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113249 Date accessed: 22 November 2014.


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Die Martis, 17o Decembris, 1765, Annoque Regni Serenissimi Domini Nostri Georgii Tertii, Dei Gratia, Magna Britanniæ, Franciæ, & Hib’niæ Regis, Fidei Defensoris, &c. Sexto, in quem Diem hæc Quinta Sessio Parliamenti, per separalia Adjournamenta & Prorogationes, continuata fuerat, in Superiori Domo Parliamenti Magna Britanniæ apud Westmonaster, convenere, Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum Nomina subscribuntur, & præsentes fuerunt:
The King Present: His Majesty’s Speech. E. Spencer introduced: His Writ of Summons. Ld. Camden introduced: His Writ of Summon. Ld. Digby introduced. His Writ of Summons. D. of Beaufort takes his Seat. D. of Bolton takes his Seat. D. of Dorset takes his Seat. Select Vestries, regulating, Bill. Motion for an Address: Proposal for an Amendment to its rejected. Address reported, and agreed to. Congratulatory Message to the Queen, on the Both of a Prince. Writs of Error: Lookup against The King; and Broome against Green. Committee of Privileges. Committee for the Journal. Stoppages in the Streets, Order to prevent. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 18o Decembris.
Blair against Sir W. Moncrief. His Majesty to be attended with Address. Martin against Dick. Knox against Kelly & al. Douglas against Stewart & al. Damer against Tavernor & al. Wilson against Lang. Pringle & al. against Pringle. Hunter against Keith & al. Cause put of Time for prosecuting Appeals enlarged. Appeals left with the Clerk, within the Tune limited, to be read next Sitting-day. Bp. of Exeter to preach 30th January. Lords take the Oaths. Damer against the E. of Inchiquin. Adjourn.

Die Martis, 17o Decembris, 1765, Annoque Regni Serenissimi Domini Nostri Georgii Tertii, Dei Gratia, Magna Britanniæ, Franciæ, & Hib’niæ Regis, Fidei Defensoris, &c. Sexto, in quem Diem hæc Quinta Sessio Parliamenti, per separalia Adjournamenta & Prorogationes, continuata fuerat, in Superiori Domo Parliamenti Magna Britanniæ apud Westmonaster, convenere, Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum Nomina subscribuntur, & præsentes fuerunt:

REX.

Arch. Cantuar. Dux York & Albany. Ds. Le Despencer.
Arch. Eber. Dux Gloucester & Edinburgh. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Londin. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Duresm. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Eliens. Comes Northington Cancellarius. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Roffen. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Comes, Winchelsea, Præses. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Newcastle, C. P. S. Ds. Romney.
Epus. Wigorn. Ds. Monson.
Epus. Cicestrien. Ds. Chedworth.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Portland, Camerarius. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Norvicen. Ds. Ponsonby.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Grafton. Ds. Vere.
Epus. Landav. Dux Beaufort. Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Bolton. Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Exon. Dux Leeds. Ds. Mansfield.
Epus. Petriburg. Dux Bedford. Ds. Lyttelton.
Dux Marlborough. Ds. Wycombe.
Dux Rutland. Ds. Sondes.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius: Ds. Grantham.
Dux Manchester. Ds. Scarsdale.
Dux Dorset. Ds. Baston.
Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Beaulieu. Ds. Camden.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Digby.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Gainsborough.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Scarborough.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Bute.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Orford.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Delawar.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

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;

His Majesty was pleased to speak as follows:

His Majesty’s Speech.

“My Lords, and Gentlemen,
“The present general State of Tranquillity in Europe gave Me Hopes that it would not have been necessary to assemble My Parliament sooner than is usual in Times of Peace.
“But, as Matters of Importance have lately occurred in some of My Colonies in America, which will demand the most serious Attention of Parliament; and as further Informations are daily expected from different Parts of that Country, of which I shall order the fullest Accounts to be prepared for your Consideration; I have thought fit to call you now together, in order that Opportunity may thereby be given to issue the necessary Writs on the many Vacancies that have happened in the House of Commons since the last Session; so that the Parliament may be full to proceed immediately, after the usual Recess, on the Consideration of such weighty Matters as will then come before you.”

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire; and the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, “That there were some new created Lords to be introduced.”

E. Spencer introduced:

John Viscount Spencer being, by Letters Patent, dated 1st November 1765, in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty, created Earl Spencer and Viscount Althorp, was this Day, in his Robes, introduced, between the Lord President and the Earl of Dartmouth (also in their Robes); the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, the Deputy Earl Marshal, and the Lord Great Chamberlain, preceding.

His Lordship, on his Knee, presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor, at the Woolsack; who delivered it to the Clerk; and the same was read, at the Table.

His Writ of Summons.

His Writ of Summons was also read, as follows; videlicet,

“George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousin John Earl Spencer, Greeting. Whereas Our Parliament, for arduous and urgent Affairs, concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, is now met at Our City of Westminster; We, strictly enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs, and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present, at Our aforesaid Parliament, with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers, of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the afore-said Affairs, and to give your Advice. And this you may in no wise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.
“Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Seventeenth Day of December in the Sixth Year of Our Reign.
“Yorke & Yorke.”

Then his Lordship took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; and was afterwards placed on the lower End of the Earls Bench.

Ld. Camden introduced:

Sir Charles Pratt Knight, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, being, by Letters Patent, bearing Date the 17th Day of July 1765, in the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, created Baron Camden of Camden Place in the County of Kent, was (in his Robes) introduced; between the Lord Lyttelton and the Lord Wycombe (also in their Robes); the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, the Deputy Earl Marshal, and the Lord Great Chamberlain, preceding.

His Lordship, on his Knee, presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor, at the Woolsack; who delivered it to the Clerk; and the same was read, at the Table.

His Writ of Summon.

His Writ of Summons was also read, as follows; (videlicet,)

“George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our Right Trusty, and Well-beloved Counsellor Charles Pratt of Camden Place in Our County of Kent, Chevalier; Greeting. Whereas, by reason of certain arduous and urgent Affairs, concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, We did lately, with the Advice and Consent of Our Council, ordain Our present Parliament to be holden, at Our City of Westminster, on the Nineteenth Day of May in the First Year of Our Reign; which Parliament hath been from that Time, by several Adjournments and Prorogations, adjourned, prorogued, and continued, to and until the Seventeenth Day of this Instant December, at Our City aforesaid, to be then there held: We, strictly enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs, and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present at the said Day and Place, with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers, of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice. And this you may in no wise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.
“Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Thirteenth Day of December in the Sixth Year of Our Reign.
“Yorke & Yorke.”

Then his Lordship, having taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes, was placed on the lower End of the Barons Bench.

Ld. Digby introduced.

Henry Lord Digby in the Kingdom of Ireland, being, by Letters Patent, bearing Date the 19th Day of August, 1765, in the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, created Baron Digby of Sherborne in the County of Dorset; was (in his Robes) introduced; between the Lord Berkeley of Stratton and the Lord Lovel and Holland (also in their Robes); the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, the Deputy Earl Marshal, and the Lord Great Chamberlain, preceding.

His Lordship, on his Knee, presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor; who delivered it to the Clerk; and the same was read, at the Table.

His Writ of Summons.

His Writ of Summons was also read, as follows; videlicet,

“George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Henry Digby of Sherborne in the County of Dorset, Chevalier, Greeting Whereas, by reason of certain arduous and urgent Affairs, concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, We did lately, with the Advice and Consent of Our Council, ordain Our present Parliament to be holden, at Our City of Westminster, on the Nineteenth Day of May in the First Year of Our Reign; which Parliament hath been from that Time, by several Adjournments and Prorogations, adjourned; prorogued, and continued, to and until the Seventeenth Day of this Instant December, at Our City aforesaid, to be then there held: We, strictly enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs, and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present, at the said Day and Place, with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers, of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice. And this you may in no wise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.
“Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Thirteenth Day of December, in the Sixth Year of Our Reign.
“Yorke and Yorke.”

Then his Lordship, having taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; was placed on the lower End of the Barons Bench.

D. of Beaufort takes his Seat.

This Day Henry Duke of Beaufort sat first in Parliament, after the Death of his Father Charles Duke of Beaufort; his Grace having first, at the Table, taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

D. of Bolton takes his Seat.

Also, this Day Harry Duke of Bolton sat first in Parliament, after the Death of his Brother Charles Duke of Bolton; his Grace having first, at the Table, taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

D. of Dorset takes his Seat.

And also, this Day Charles Duke of Dorset sat first in Parliament, after the Death of his Father Lionel Cranfield Duke of Dorset; his Grace having first, at the Table, taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Select Vestries, regulating, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled,” An Act for better regulating Select Vestries.”

The Lord Chancellor reported His Majesty’s Speech.

And the same being read by the Clerk:

Motion for an Address:

It was proposed “To Resolve, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to return His Majesty the Thanks of this House, for His most Gracious Speech from the Throne.

“To assure His Majesty, that, when He shall be pleased to communicate to His Parliament the Informations and Advices which have been, or shall be, received from America, this House will proceed to the Consideration of those weighty Affairs, with an Attention equal to the Importance of the Subject; and with a Resolution to do every Thing which the Exigency of the Case may require.
“To congratulate His Majesty on the Birth of a Prince; and to assure Him, that whatever adds to the domestick Happiness, Stability, and Increase, of His Illustrious House, from which these Kingdoms have received the most important Benefits, must always afford the highest Satisfaction to His faithful Subjects.
“To express our sincere Condolence on the Loss of his late Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland; and to assure His Majesty, that the many eminent publick and private Virtues, the Extent of Capacity, and the Magnanimity of Mind, the Affection for His Majesty’s Person, and the eminent Services performed for this Country, which distinguished that great and excellent Prince, as they have left a lasting Memorial in His Majesty’s Royal Breast, so have they made an Impression never to be erased from the Minds of His grateful People.”

Proposal for an Amendment to its rejected.

Then an Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Resolution, by inserting after the Words [“which the Exigency of the Case may require”], the following Words; videlicet, [“To express to His Majesty our deep Concern and Indignation at the dangerous Tumults and Insurrections which have been raised and fomented in His Majesty’s Dominions of North America, in Opposition to the Execution of the Laws, and in open Defiance of the Parliamentary Right, of Great Britain: And that we embrace with Pleasure the earliest Opportunity in our Power to assure His Majesty, that, fully sensible of the indispensable Necessity of vindicating and establishing the just Power of the Legislature of Great Britain, we will chearfully concur in every Measure, which may strengthen the Hands of Government, and enforce the legal Obedience of the Colonies, and their Constitutional Dependance on the Sovereign Authority of this Kingdom”].

Which being objected to:

After long Debate;

The Question was put, “Whether the said Words shall be there inserted?”

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Then the said Resolution, as at first proposed, was agreed to.

And the Lords following were appointed a Committee, to prepare an Address, pursuant thereto:

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal. L. Abp. Canterbury. L. Ponsonby.
Ld. Chamberlain. L. Abp. York. L. Wycombe.
D. Grafton. L. B. London. L. Grantham.
D. Ancaster. L. B. Litch. & Cov. L. Camden.
D. Manchester. L. B. Lincoln. L. Digby.
M. Rockingham. L. B. Exeter.
E. Cardigan.
E. Scarborough.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Pomfret.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Delawarr.
V. Falmouth.

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.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure; and the Committee withdrew, to prepare the Address.

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Hardwicke reported from the Committee, an Address drawn by them, as follows; (videlicet,)

Address reported, and agreed to.

“Most Gracious Sovereign,
“We, Your Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, beg Leave to return Your Majesty our humble Thanks, for Your most Gracious Speech from the Throne.
“We should be wanting in our Duty, not to assure Your Majesty, that, when Your Majesty shall have been pleased to communicate to Your Parliament those Informations and Advices which have been, or shall be, received from America, we will proceed to the Consideration of those weighty Matters, with an Attention equal to the Importance of the Subject, and with a Resolution to do every Thing which the Exigency of the Case may require.
“Attentive to every Event which affects Your Majesty, permit us to congratulate Your Majesty on the Birth of a Prince: Whatever adds to Your domestick Happiness, and the Stability and Increase of that Illustrious House from which these Kingdoms have received the most important Benefits, must always afford the highest Satisfaction to your faithful Subjects.
“Animated by the same Sentiments of Zeal and Duty to Your Majesty and Your Royal Family, and under the deepest Impressions of Concern, we beg Leave to approach Your Throne with our sincere Condolence on the Loss of his late Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland.
“The many eminent publick and private Virtues, the Extent of Capacity, and the Magnanimity of Mind, the Affection for Your Majesty’s Person, and the eminent Services performed for this Country, which distinguished that great and excellent Prince, as they have left a lasting Memorial in Your Royal Breast, so have they made an Impression never to be erased from the Minds of Your grateful People.

Which Address, being read by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty by the whole House.

Ordered, That the Lords with White Staves do Wait on His Majesty, humbly to know what Time His Majesty will please to appoint to be attended therewith.

Congratulatory Message to the Queen, on the Both of a Prince.

Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Queen, from this House; “humbly to congratulate Her Majesty on an Event so agreeable to this House, and so pleasing to all His Majesty’s dutiful Subjects, as the Birth of a Prince.

“To assure Her Majesty, that every Thing which can add to Her domestick Felicity, and which can tend to confirm that Union which so happily subsists between Her Majesty and our beloved Sovereign, must be a Matter of the highest Joy to this House, which fees with a particular Satisfaction every new Accession of Strength to that Illustrious Family under which we are secured in the Enjoyment of all Advantages that can render a Nation respectable and happy.”

Ordered, That the said Message be presented to Her Majesty by the Duke of Bolton and the Earl of Scarborough.

The Duke of Grafton acquainted the House, “That he had received Directions from His Majesty to inform their Lordships, That His Majesty had ordered Copies of the several Papers relating to the Informations and Advices received from America (mentioned in His Majesty’s Speech) to be laid before the House as soon as possible.”

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,

George Lookup is Plaintiff,
and

Lookup against The King;

The King Defendant:

And in the other,

Thomas Broome is Plaintiff,
and

and Broome against Green.

George Green Defendant.

Committee of Privileges.

Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Orders and Customs of this House, and Privileges of Parliament, and of the Peers of Great Britain and Lords of Parliament.

Ld. Chancellor. L Abp. Canterbury. L. Le Despencer.
Ld. President. L. Abp. York. L. Botetourt.
Ld. Privy Seal.
Ld. Chamberlain. L. B. London. L. Berkeley Str.
L. B. Durham. L. Delamer.
D. Grafton. L. B. Ely. L. Cathcart.
D. Beaufort. L. B. Rochester. L. Trevor.
D. Bolton. L. B. Litch. & Cov. L. Masham.
D. Leeds. L. Romney.
D. Bedford. L. B. Chester. L. Monson.
D. Marlborough. L. B. Worcester. L. Chedworth.
D. Rutland. L. B. Chichester. L. Edgecumbe.
D. Ancaster. L. B. Bangor. L. Ponsonby.
D. Manchester. L. B. Norwich. L. Vere.
D. Dorset. L. B. St. Davids. L. Hyde.
D. Bridgewater. L. B. Landaff. L. Walpole.
M. Rockingham. L. B. Carlisle. L. Mansfield.
L. B. Exeter. L. Lyttelton.
Ld. Steward. L. B. Peterborough. L. Wycombe.
E. Suffolk. L. Sondes.
E. Denbigh. L. Grantham.
E. Peterborow. L. Scarsdale.
E. Sandwich. L. Boston.
E. Essex. L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Cardigan. L. Beaulieu.
E. Litchfield. L. Camden.
E. Gainsborough. L. Digby.
E. Holdernesse.
E. Scarborough.
E. Albemarle.
E. Coventry.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Morton.
E. Eglintoune.
E. Abercorn.
E. March.
E. Marchmont.
E. Bute.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Tankerville.
E. Halifax.
E. Pomfret.
E. Kerr.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Orford.
E. Harrington.
E. Brooke.
E. Gower.
E. Buckinghamshire.
E. Powis.
E. Northumberland.
E. Temple.
E. Harcourt.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Delawar.
E. Spencer.
V. Townshend.
V. Weymouth.
V. Bolingbroke.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Monday next, at Ten o’Clock, in the House of Peers; and every Monday after; and to adjourn as they please.

Committee for the Journal.

Lords Sub-committees appointed to consider of the Orders and Customs of this House, and of the Privileges of the Peers of Great Britain and Lords of Parliament; and to peruse and perfect the Journals of this and the last Session of Parliament.

Ld. President. L. Abp. Canterbury. L. Le Despencer.
Ld. Privy Seal. L. Abp. York. L. Botetourt.
Ld. Chamberlain.
D. Grafton. L. B. London. L. Berkeley Str.
D. Beaufort. L. B. Durham. L. Delamer.
D. Bolton. L. B. Ely. L. Cathcart.
L. B. Rochester. L. Trevor.
D. Leeds. L. B. Litch. & Cov. L. Masham.
D. Bedford. L. B. Chester. L. Romney.
D. Marlborough. L. B. Worcester. L. Monson.
D. Rutland. L. B. Chichester. L. Chedworth.
D. Ancaster. L. B. Bangor. L. Edgecumbe.
D. Manchester. L. B. Norwich. L. Ponsonby.
D. Dorset. L. B. St. Davids. L. Vere.
D. Bridgewater. L. Hyde.
M. Rockingham. L. B. Landaff. L. Walpole.
Ld. Steward. L. B. Carlisle. L. Mansfield.
E. Suffolk. L. B. Exeter. L. Lyttelton.
E. Denbigh. L. B. Peterborough. L. Wycombe.
E. Peterborough. L. Sondes.
E. Sandwich. L. Grantham.
E. Essex. L. Scarsdale.
E. Cardigan. L. Boston.
E. Litchfield. L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Gainsborough.
E. Holdernesse. L. Beaulieu.
E. Scarborough. L. Camden.
E. Albemarle. L. Digby.
E. Coventry.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Morton.
E. Eglintoun.
E. Abercorn.
E. March.
E. Marchmont.
E. Bute.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Tankerville.
E. Halifax.
E. Pomfret.
E. Kerr.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Orford.
E. Harrington.
E. Brooke.
E. Gower.
E. Bucks.
E. Powis.
E. Northumb’land.
E. Temple.
E. Harcourt.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Delawar.
E. Spencer.
V. Townshend.
V. Weymouth.
V. Bolingbroke.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.

Their Lordships, or any Three of them; to meet when, where, and as often as, they please.

Stoppages in the Streets, Order to prevent.

The House taking Notice, “That there is such an Interruption, by Hackney Coaches, Carts, and Drays, in the Streets and Passages leading to this House, that the Lords and others are frequently hindered from coming thereto:”

It is thereupon Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the High Steward of the City of Westm’r, or his Deputy, together with the Justices of the Peace of the said City, shall, by their strict Care and Directions to the Constables and other Officers within their Jurisdiction, take special Order, that no empty Hackney Coaches be suffered to make any Stay, between Whitehall and the End of Abingdon Street in Westminster, from Twelve of the Clock at Noon until Five of the Clock in the Afternoon of the same Day, during the Sitting of this Parliament; and that no Carriages, Drays, or Carts, be permitted to stop, in the Streets and Passages between the End of Market-Lane in Pall Mall and the End of Abingdon Street, between the Hours aforesaid, or to pass through The Old Palace Yard, from One of the Clock in the Afternoon until One Hour after the Rising of this House, during the Sitting of this Parliament; and that all Carriages, Drays, or Carts, hereby permitted to pass through the said Streets and Passages, be obliged to go one after another, in the Manner following; (that is to say,) all Carriages, Drays, or Carts, going towards Westm’r, to keep on the Side of the Street or Passage next to Saint James’s Park; and all those going the contrary Way to keep on the other Side of the Street; and upon no account whatsoever to presume to go Two or more a-breast, during the Sitting of this Parliament; and herein special Care is to be taken, by the said Deputy Steward, Justices of the Peace, Constables, and all other Officers herein concerned, as the contrary will be answered to this House: And it is further Ordered, That the High Bailiff of the City of Westm’r, and the Justices of the Peace for the City and Liberty thereof, or some of them, residing in Westm’r, be served with the Order of this House, made this Day, for the Purposes aforesaid.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Mercurii, decimum octavum diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Mercurii, 18o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes. fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Wigorn. Comes Winchilsea, Præses. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Norvicen. Dux Portland, Camerarius. Ds. Ponsonby.
Dux Grafton. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Marchmont.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Blair against Sir W. Moncrief.

The Answer of Sir William Moncrief Baronet, Respondent to the Appeal of Alexander Blair and others, Creditors of the deceased Sir Thomas Moncrief of Moncrief, was this Day brought in.

His Majesty to be attended with Address.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, “That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) waited on His Majesty, humbly to know what Time His Majesty would please to appoint to be attended with their Lordships Address; and that His Majesty had appointed this Day, at Two o’clock, at His Palace of Saint James.”

Martin against Dick.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Thomas Martin, William Morrison, James Ballairdie, William Tait present Baillies, James Martin Junior present Treasurer, and James Martin Senior, William Martin, Alexander Anderson, Robert Ramsay, David Lowson, David Bowman, Robert Stevenson, Alexander Hamilton, James Thomson, William Melvil, Thomas Davidson, Thomas Watson, James Laing, Thomas Ballairdie, and John Durkie, present Counsellors, of the Borough of Pittenweem; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 14th Day of this Instant December; and praying, “That the same may be reversed; or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that Robert Dick, Peter Ramsay, Andrew Wilson, John Brown, James Nairn, Colin Fowler, and John Henderson, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Robert Dick, Peter Ramsey, Andrew Wilson, John Brown, James Nairn, Colin Fowler, and John Henderson, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 15th Day of January next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or their Agents in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Knox against Kelly & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Knox of the City of Dublin Esquire; complaining of an Order of Dismission of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 25th Day of June 1765; and praying, “That the same may be reversed; or that the Appellant may have such Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that Bryan. Kelly, Edmund Costello, John Fallon, William Fallon, Jane Fallon, and John Irwin, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Bryan Kelly, Edmund Costello, John Fallon, William Fallon, Jane Fallon, and John Irwin, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 22d Day of January next; and Service of this Order on the said Respondents, or their Agents or Six Clerks or Clerk in Court, respectively, in the said Court of Chancery in Ireland, shall be deemed good Service.

Douglas against Stewart & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Captain William Douglas, Eldest Son of Sir John Douglas of Kellhead Baronet; complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 8th of February, 5th of July, and 5th of August, 1763; and of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 15th of December 1764, and 22d of February 1765; and praying, “That the same may be reversed or altered; or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that William Stewart Esquire His Majesty’s Remembrancer in the Court of Exchequer in Scotland, and the other Creditors of the said Sir John Douglas, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said William Stewart and the other Creditors of the said Sir John Douglas may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 15th Day of January next; and Service of this Order upon any of their Counsel or Agents, before the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Damer against Tavernor & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Darner Esquire; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, of the 15th of May 1762; a Report made by the Officer of the said Court, of the 13th of February 1764; and of another Decree of the same Court, of the 6th of July 1765, made in a certain Cause, wherein John Samuel Tavernor was Plaintiff, and the Appellant and Robert Horan and Boyle Supple were Defendants; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered; or that the Appellant may have such Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that the said John Samuel Tavernor, Robert Horan, and Boyle Supple, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said John Samuel Tavernor, Robert Horan, and Boyle Supple, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 22d Day of January next; and Service of this Order on the said Respondents, or on their Clerk in Court or Solicitor, shall be deemed good Service.

Wilson against Lang.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Alexan der Wilson of Glanderston and Robert Pollock Merchant in Paisley; complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 6th and 11th of July and 7th of August 1765; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered; or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom and Justice shall seem meet; and that William Lang may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said William Lang may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 15th Day of January next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or any of his Procurators or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Pringle & al. against Pringle.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Veronica Pringle, Relict of the deceased Mark Pringle of Crichton, and of Robert, Andrew, and Mark Pringle, Children of the said Mark and Veronica Pringle; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Court of Session in Scotland, of the 28th of February 1765; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered; or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships shall seem just; and that John Pringle may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said John Pringle may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 15th Day of January next; and Service of this Order on the said Respondent, or upon any of his Agents or Solicitors in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Hunter against Keith & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Robert Hunter of London Merchant; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 6th of July 1764; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered; or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships shall seem meet; and that Captain Keith Stewart, David Loch, Alexander Ogilvie, and the Procurators, Agent, and Attorney, who appeared in this Matter before the Lords of Session, in the Name, or on the Behalf, of the King of Denmark, or of Count Bothmar as his Ambassador, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Captain Keith Stewart, David Loch, Alexander Ogilvie, and the Procurators, Agent, and Attorney, who appeared in this Matter before the Lords of Session in the Name, or on the Behalf, of the King of Denmark, or of Count Bothmar as his Ambassador, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 15th Day of January next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or on any of their Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session or in the Court of Admiralty in Scotland, or on the Counsel and Agents who appeared there in the Name or on the Behalf of the King of Denmark or His Ambassador, shall be deemed good Service.

Cause put of

Ordered, That the Cause wherein His Majesty’s Advocate for Scotland is Appellant, and his Grace the Duke of Gordon is Respondent, which stands appointed to be heard on Wednesday next, be put off till Monday the 20th Day of January next; and that the other Causes be removed in Course.

Time for prosecuting Appeals enlarged.

Whereas, by the Rules and Standing Orders of this House, the Parties in all such Appeals as are left depending at the End of any Session of Parliament, except such as Hand appointed for Hearing, are required to make Application for bringing on the same within Eight Days, to be accounted from and after the First Day of the next Session or Meeting of Parliament; otherwise the same are to stand dismissed:

It is Ordered, That the Parties in all such Appeals as are now depending be at Liberty to make their Application for bringing on the same within Eight Days, to be accounted from and after the next Sitting-day of the House.

Appeals left with the Clerk, within the Tune limited, to be read next Sitting-day.

It being proposed, “To adjourn beyond the Time limited by their Lordships Standing Order for presenting Appeals (being Fourteen Days from the First Day of every Session of Parliament):”

It is Ordered, That all such Appeals as shall be left at the Parliament-office with the Clerk, within the Time limited by the said Standing Order, during the Adjournment of the House, be read the next Sitting Day, of the House.

Bp. of Exeter to preach 30th January.

Ordered, That the Lord Bishop of Exeter be, and he is hereby, desired to preach before this House, in the Abbey Church, Westminster, on Thursday the 30th Day of January next.

Lords take the Oaths.

This Day Daniel Earl of Winchelsea and Nottingham Lord President of the Council, Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton, William Lord Ponsonby, and Thomas Lord Grantham, took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; their Lordships having first delivered Certificates of their receiving the Sacrament, to the Truth whereof Witnesses were sworn and examined.

Damer against the E. of Inchiquin.

The House being informed, “That Walter Sweetman attended, in order, to deliver in Copies of Pleadings and Proceedings in a Cause depending in this House, in which John Darner Esquire is Appellant, and William Earl of Inchiqum and others are Respondents:”

He was called in, and delivered the same at the Bar; and attested upon Oath, “They were true Copies; he having examined them with the Originals in the proper Offices in Ireland.”

And then he was directed to withdraw.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Martis, decimum quartum diem Januarii jam prox. sequen. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.