House of Lords Journal Volume 31
January 1766

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 31: January 1766', Journal of the House of Lords volume 31: 1765-1767 (1767-1830), pp. 232-254. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113250 Date accessed: 21 September 2014.


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Die Martis, 14o Januarii.
Martin against Dick & al. The King’s Answer to Address, reported. E. of Radnor introduced: His Writ of Summons. The King present. His Majesty’s Speech. Order for an Address. Address reported, and agreed to. Papers relating to the Riots and Tumults in America, delivered: L. Chancellor to write Letters to absent Lords: The House to be in a Committee, to consider of the Papers relating to Riots and Tursults in America. The Queen’s Answer to congratulatory Message. Burnet against Sir D. Burnet. Meredyth & al. against Leslie. Wright against L. Cadogan & al. Spalding against Lawne. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 15o Januarii.
Pringle, against Pringle. The King to be attended with Address. D. of Portland takes the Oaths. Davidson to enter into Recognizance on Martin’s Appeal. Wilson to enter into Recognizance on Wilson’s Appeal. Scott to enter into Recognizance on Pringle & al. Appeal. Welby to enter into Recognizance on Meredyth’s Appeal. Peele to enter into Recognizance on Damer’s Appeal. Silvertop to enter into Recognizance on Wright’s Appeal. His Majesty’s Advocate against M’Intosh. Blair & al. against Sir W. Moncrief. Damer against E of Inchiqun & al. Lady M Herbert against E. of Powis & al. Respondents peremptorily to answer the Appeal of the Magistrates of Kinghorn. Accompts for paving Westminster Streets, &c. delivered. Adjourn. Die Jovis, 16o Januarii.
The King’s Answer to Address. Blagrave’s Petition referred to Judges. Gilkie against Sheriff of Berwick shire &al. Hunter to amend his Appeal. Spalding against Laurie. Tennant to enter into a Recognizance on Knox’s Appeal. Private Bills, Time limited for. E. of Ashburnham takes the Oaths. Dobbyn against Barker Hobson against Meade. Brebner against Creditors of Sir W. Gordon, Leave to with draw his Appeal, on paying Corts. Brebner against Frigge & al. Leave to with draw his Appeal, on paying Costs. Martin & al. against Dick & al. Motion for printing Papers from America, rejected. Adjourn. Die Lunæ, 20o Januarii.
Burnet against Burnet. His Majesty’s Advocate against D of Gordon & al. Hearing put off till next Session. Morgan &al. against E. of Winchilsea & al. Hearing put off till next Session. E of Scarborough takes the Oaths. Burnet against Burnet: Hearing appointed. Importation of Salt Provisions from Ireland, Bill. East India Goods and Naval Stores, &c. Accounts delivered. Address for a List of all Officers, Civil and Military, employed in America, that are absent. Urquhart to enter into Recognizance on Burnet’s Appeal. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 22o Januarii.
Sir J. Gordon against Crawfurd. Sir J. Gordon against Rose. Sir J. Gordon against Fraser. Papers from America laid before the House: Major James to attend. Writs of Error: Smart against: Whored; and Heathfield against Bentley. Adjourn. Die Jovis, 23o Januarii.
Lookup against The King; Order for the Defendant to join Issue. Salt Provisions from Ireland, Bill. Burmester &al. Nat. Bill. Dr. Moffat and Mr. Howard to attend. Burmester & al. Nat. Bill: Duval’s Petition, to be added to it. Mercers Company’s Accompts delivered. Swann against Broome, in Error. Respondents peremptorily to answer Knox’s Appeal. The King’s Answer to Address for a List of the Officers in America. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 24o Januarii.
Wright against L. Cadogan. Salt Provisions from Ireland, Bill. Message to. H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Edgworth against Edgworth &al.: Judgement Sir J. Gordon against M’ Lord. Adjourn. Die Lunæ, 27o Januarii.
Dr. Wishart against Magistrates of Edinburgh. Duval takes the Oaths, for his Naturalization. Burmester &al. Nat. Bill: Duval’s Petition to be added to it. Westminster Bridge, Accompts delivered. Respondents, peremptorily to answer Pollock’s Appeal. More Papers from America laid before the House. Adjourn. Die Martis, 28o Januarii.
List of Admiralty Office is in North America delivered. Letter from Governor Fauquier to the Lords of Trade. The House in a Committee, to consider of Papers rearing to North America. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 29o Januarii.
Douglas against Stewart. Visc. Middleton & al. Perition for a Bill. Burmester et al. Nat. Bill. Mathews, Leave for a Bill of Divorce: Bill read. House in a Committee, to consider of Papers relating to Tumults in America. More Papers relating to Tumults in America laid before the House. Lift of Officers Civil and Military in America, delivered. Cluses put off. Persons ordered to attend. Adjourn. Die Jovis, 30o Januarii.
Adjourn. Die Veneris, 31o Januarii.
Thanks to the Bp. of Exeter for his Sermon. More Papers relating to Tumults in America laid before the House. Whorod against Smart; Writ of Error Non pros’d with £ 20. Costs. Heathfield against Beuley; Wnt of Error Non pros’d with £.20. Costs. Respondents peremptorily to answer Huner’s Appeal. Col. Mercer to attend. Great Doddington Enclosure, Bill Burnester & al. Nat. Bill: Message to H. C. with it. The House in a Committee, to consider Papers relating to Panults in America. Iron Stove in the House to be removed and a Range put up. Adjourn. Footnotes

Die Martis, 14o Januarii.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin. Dux York. Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Duresm. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Raffen. Comes Northington. Cancellarius. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Byon.
Epus. Cestrien. Comes Winchilsea, Præses. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Wigorn. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Newcastle. C. P. S. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Asaphen. Ds. Bathurst.
Epus. Oxon. Dux Portland, Camerarius. Ds. Romney.
Epus. Bangor. Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Norvicen. Dux Grafton. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Meneven. Ds. Munson.
Epus. Landav. Dux Beaufort. Ds. Montfort.
Epus. Bristol. Dux Bolton. Ds. Chedworth.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Leeds. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Exon. Dux Bedford. Ds. Sandys.
Dux Marlborough. Ds. Bruce.
Dux Argyll. Ds. Ponsonby.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Vere.
Ds. Hyde.
Dux Manchester. Ds. Mansfield.
Dux Dorset. Ds. Lyttelton.
Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Wycombe.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Sondes.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Grosvenor.
Ds. Boston.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Exeter. Ds. Camden.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Bute.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Conies Powis.
Comes Notthumb’land.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Martin against Dick & al.

The joint and several Answer of Robert Dick and others, to the Appeal of Thomas Martin and others, was this Day brought in.

The King’s Answer to Address, reported.

The Lord Chancellor reported, “That the House did, on Wednesday the 18th Day of December last, present their Address to His Majesty; to which His Majesty was pleased to return the following most Gracious Answer; videlicet,
“My Lords,
“The Assurances you give Me of your Loyalty and Affection are truly pleasing to Me.
“I have the strongest Reliance on your Resolution to do every Thing that may be most expedient in the present State of My Colonies in America.
“I see with particular Pleasure those Sentiments of Zeal and Duty to Me and My Family with which you express your Satisfaction on the Birth of My Third Son, and your Concern for the Loss I have sustained by the Death of the Duke of Cumberland.

Ordered, That the said Address, with His Majesty’s most Gracious Answer thereunto, be forthwith printed and published.

E. of Radnor introduced:

This Day, William Lord Viscount Folkestone, being, by Letters Patent, bearing Date the 31st Day of October, in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, created Earl of Radnor, was (in his Robes; introduced, between the Lord President and the Earl of Shaftesbury (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 Lordship’s 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 William Earl of the County of Radnor, 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 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 Fourteenth Day of January, 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 in his due Place on the Earls Bench.

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 Speakers;

His Majesty was pleased to speak, as follows:

His Majesty’s Speech.

“My Lords, and Gentlemen,
“When I met you last, I acquainted you that Matters of Importance had happened in America, which would demand the most serious Attention of Parliament.
“That no Information which could serve to direct your Deliberations in so interesting a Concern might be wanting, I have ordered all the Papers that give any Light into the Origin, the Progress, or the Tendency, of the Disturbances which have of late prevailed in some of the Northern Colonies, to be immediately laid before you.
“No Time has been lost, on the First Advice of these Disturbances, to issue Orders to the Governors of My Provinces, and to the Commanders of My Forces in America, for the Exertion of all the Powers of Government, in the Suppression of Riots and Tumults, and in the effectual Support of lawful Authority.
“Whatever remains to be done on this Occasion, I commit to your Wisdom; not doubting but your Zeal for the Honour of My Crown, your Attention to the just Rights and Authority of the British Legislature, and your Affection and Concern for the Welfare and Prosperity of all My People, will guide you to such found and prudent Resolutions, as may tend at once to preserve those Constitutional Rights over the Colonies, and to restore to them that Harmony and Tranquillity, which have lately been interrupted by Riots and Disorders of the most dangerous Nature.
“If any Alterations should be wanting in the Commercial Œconomy of the Plantations, which may tend to enlarge and secure the mutual and beneficial Intercourse of My Kingdoms and Colonies, they will deserve your most serious Consideration. In effectuating Purposes so worthy of your Wisdom and Publick Spirit, you may depend upon My most hearty Concurrence and Support. The present happy Tranquillity now subsisting in Europe will enable you to pursue such Objects of our interior Policy with a more uninterrupted Attention.
“Gentlemen of the House of Commons,
“I have ordered the proper Estimates for the current Service of the Year to be laid before you. Such Supplies as you may grant shall be duly applied with the utmost Fidelity, and shall be dispensed with the strictest Œconomy.
“My Lords, and Gentlemen,
“I earnestly recommend to you, to proceed in your Deliberations with Temper and Unanimity. The Time requires, and I doubt not but your own Inclination will lead you to, those salutary Dispositions. I have nothing at Heart but the Assertion of legal Authority, the Preservation of the Liberties of all My Subjects, the Equity and good Order of My Government, and the Concord and Prosperity of all Parts of My Dominions.

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire.

And the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

This Day William Earl of Dartmouth and George Lord Edgecumbe 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.

The Lord Chancellor reported His Majesty’s Speech from the Throne.

And the same being read, by the Clerk:

Order for an Address.

Ordered, 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 acknowledge His Majesty’s Goodness and Condescension, in ordering to be immediately laid before this House all the Materials of Information, which may serve to direct our Proceedings upon the very important Objects which His Majesty has proposed to our Consideration.
“To express our Satisfaction in His Majesty’s Parental Care and Vigilance, in losing no Time to issue the necessary Orders for exerting the several Powers of Government, in the Suppression of Riots and Tumults, and the Support of Order and legal Authority.
“To assure His Majesty, that, concurring heartily with His salutary Intentions, we will exert our utmost Endeavours to assert and support His Majesty’s Dignity and Honour, and the Legislative Authority of this Kingdom over its Colonics: And that we will take into our Consideration the most proper Methods to provide for the Restoration of the Tranquillity of those Colonies, which has been disturbed by such violent and dangerous Commotions.
“To congratulate His Majesty on the State of Tranquillity so happily subsisting in Europe, which leaves us at Leisure to attend to the mutual Commercial Concerns of His Majesty’s Kingdoms and Colonies.
“To condole with His Majesty on the Loss His Majesty and His Royal Family has sustained by the premature Death of his Royal Highness Prince Frederick William, whose amiable Qualities and early Attainments afforded so pleasing a Prospect of Happiness to His Majesty, and of Advantage to His Kingdoms.
“To assure His Majesty, that all our Deliberations, we trust, will be conducted with that Prudence and Temper which His Majesty so graciously recommends; and that His Majesty will find our Sentiments correspond with His gracious Intentions towards all His Subjects; and that all Things which may tend to reestablish Tranquillity and Order, and to cement the several Parts of the British Dominions in a close Connection and Constitutional Dependance, shall be the First Objects of our Attention; that such a firm Authority may be established, and such a general Satisfaction diffused, over every Part of His Majesty’s extensive Empire, as ought to distinguish the Government of so wife, so just, and so beneficent a Prince.

The Lords following were appointed a Committee, to prepare an Address, pursuant to the said Order:

Ld. President. L. Bp. London.
Ld. Privy Seal. L. B. Durham. Ld. Ducie.
Ld. Chamberlain. L. B. Rochester. L. Monson.
D. Bedford. L. B. Landaff. L. Edgecumbe.
D. Dorset. L. B. Carlisle. L. Sandys.
D. Bridgewater. L. Grantham.
M. Rockingham. L. Grosvenor.
E. Suffolk.
E. Scarborough.
E. Coventry.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Halifax.
E. Radnor.
Vis. Weymouth.
Vis. Falmouth.
Vis. Wentworth.

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.

Address reported, and agreed to.

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

“Most Gracious Sovereign,
“We, Your Majesty’s most loyal and dutiful Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, beg Leave to return our hearty and most unfeigned Thanks to Your Majesty, for Your most Gracious Speech from the Throne.
“We gratefully acknowledge Your Majesty’s Goodness and Condescension, in ordering to be immediately laid before us all the Materials of Information, which may serve to direct our Proceedings upon the very important Objects which Your Majesty has proposed to our Consideration.
“We cannot avoid expressing our Satisfaction in Your Majesty’s Parental Care and Vigilance, in losing no Time to issue the necessary Orders for exerting the several Powers of Government, in the Suppression of Riots and Tumults, and the Support of Order and legal Authority. Concurring heartily with Your Majesty’s salutary Intentions, we will exert our utmost Endeavours to assert and support Your Majesty’s Dignity and Honour, and the Legislative Authority of this Kingdom over its Colonies; and will take into Consideration the most proper Methods to provide for the Restoration of the Tranquillity of those Colonies, which has been disturbed by such violent and dangerous Commotions.
“We congratulate Your Majesty, that the State of Tranquillity, so happily subsisting in Europe, leaves us at Leisure to attend to the mutual Commercial Concerns of Your Kingdoms and Colonies.
“Permit us, Sir, to condole with You on the Loss Your Majesty and Your Royal Family has sustained by the premature Death of his Royal Highness Prince Frederick William, whose amiable Qualities and early Attainments afforded so pleasing a Prospect of Happiness to Your Majesty, and of Advantage to Your Kingdoms.
“Our Deliberations will, we trust, be conduced with that Prudence and Temper which Your Majesty so graciously recommends. You will find, Sir, that our Sentiments correspond with Your Majesty’s gracious Intentions towards all Your Subjects; and that all Things which may tend to re-establish Tranquillity and Order, and to cement the several Parts of the British Dominions in a close Connection and Constitutional Dependance, shall be the First Objects of our Attention, that such a firm Authority may be established, and such a general Satisfaction diffused, over every Part of Your extensive Empire, as ought to distinguish the Government of so wife, so just, and so beneficent a Prince.

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.

Papers relating to the Riots and Tumults in America, delivered:

The Duke of Grafton, by His Majesty’s Command, presented to the House all the Papers relating to the Informations and Advices received from America, of the Riots and Tumults there, with Lists thereof.

Which were read, as follow; videlicet,

“30th Match, 1765. Mr. Brettell Secretary to the Commissioners of Stamps, to Mr. Jenkinson Secretary of the Treasury. And Mr. Jenkinsor’s Answer to Mr. Brettell, of 3d April 1765; with List of Stamp Officers appointed by the Treasury.”

“20th April, 1765. Mr. Whately Secretary of the Treasury, to the Commissioners of Stamps, to send a Plan for carrying the Act into Execution.”

“25th D o. Mr. Brettell to Mr. Whately.

“27th D o. Representation from the Commissioners of Stamps, with a Plan.”

“3d July. Mr. Brettell to Mr. Whately.

“5th. Treasury Minute.”

“6th. Mr. Whately to the (fn. 1) Commissioners of Stamps, approving their Plan.”

“9th. Ditto to Morgan Vane Comptroller of the Stamps, approving of his appointing Two additional Clerks on account of American Stamps.”

“D o. Mr. Whately to the Commissioners of Stamps, about Vacancies of Distributors of Stamps Abroad.”

“D o. Treasury Minute.”

“10th. D o to D o. about Distributors paying their Money to Deputy Paymasters Abroad.”

“14th Sep’r. Mr. Lowndes to the Commissioners of Stamps;” enclosing,

“Copy of a Circular Letter to the Governors Abroad, about the Stamp Act.”

“10th Sept’r, 1765. Representation from the Commissioners of Stamps, for £. 6000.”

“13th. Treasury Minute.”

“16th. Mr. Lowndes to the Commissioners of Stamps, for the Particulars of Expense already incurred.”

“17th. Treasury Minute.”

“19th. Mr. Lowndes to Commissioners (fn. 54) of Stamps, to recommend a Distributor for The Bahamas.

“7th Oct’r. Treasury Minute.”

“8th. Mr. Cowper to the Clerk of the Council in Waiting;” transmitting,

“Two Letters from Mr. Oliver; with Enclosures.”

“D o. Mr. Cowper to Governor Bernard, about the Riot at Boston.

10th. D o to Governor Shirley, about distributing “Stamps at The Bahamas.

“11th. Mr. Brettell to Mr. Lowndes, about Stamps Abroad.”

“D o. Treasury Minute.”

“14th. Treasury Minute.”

“16th. Mr. Cowper to Sir Henry Moore, about the Distribution of Stamps at New Work, on Mr. McEvers’s Resignation.”

“26th Aug’t. Mr. McEvers’s Letter to Mr. Trecothick.

“17th Octo’r. Mr. Cowper to Mr. Brettell, about a Distributor at The Bahamas.

“5th Nov’r. Mr. Cowper to Governor Franklin, about the Distributor at New Jersey.

“14th. Mr. Brettell’s Letter to Mr. Lowndes;” enclosing,

“Mr. Cox’s Resignation as Distributor at New Jersey.

“15th. Extract of Mr. Lowndes’s Letter to Mr. Brettell, about Mr. Cox’s Resignation.”

“25th. Treasury Minute.”

“23d Dec’r, 1765. Treasury Minute.”

“24th. Mr. Lowndes’s Letter to the Clerk of the Council in Waiting;” transmitting,

“Mr. Fremantle’s Letter, with Two Extracts of Letters from the Collector and Comptroller of New York.”

“4th Jan’y, 1766. Extract of Mr. Brettell’s Letter;” transmitting Letters from

“1. Mr. Coxe, 24th August 1765.”

“2. Saxby and Lloyd, 31st Octo’r 1765.”

“3. W’m Whitehead, 10th Nov’r 1765.”

“Aug’st 28th, 1765. Collector of the Customs at Rhode Island, to the Commissioners of the Customs.”

“31st. Mr. Johnson Distributor of Stamps, to the Commissioners of Stamps.”

“Sept’r 5th. Collector of the Customs at Rhode Island, to the Commissioners of the Customs,”

“6th. Intelligence from the Colonies, about the Stamp Act.”

“6th. Mr. Brettell to Mr. Lloyd Distributor of Stamps for South Carolina.

“7th. Comptroller at Boston to the Commissioners of the Customs.”

“9th. Mr. Temple Surveyor General of the Northern District of America, to the Commissioners of the Customs.”

“30th. Mr. George Meserve to the Commissioners of Stamps.”

“Octo’r 12th. Mr. John Hughes to D o, with Eight Enclosures.”

“26th. David Golden to D o.”

Nov’r 2d. Mr. John Hughes to D o, with Two Enclosures.”

“10th. Zach’y Hood to D o.”

“Account of Ships in which Stamps were sent to America.

“11th Dec’r, 1764. Copy of a Representation from the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, relative to the Proceedings of the Assemblies of Massachusetts Bay and New York, with respect to the Acts and Resolutions of the Legislature of Great Britain.

“12th Dec’r, 1764. Copy of His Majesty’s Order in Council, referring the aforegoing Representation and Papers thereto annexed to a Committee of the Lords of the Council.”

“14th Dec’r, 1764. Copy of a Report of the Lords of the Committee of Council, upon the aforegoing Representation and Papers; proposing that the same may be laid before Parliament.”

“19th Dec’r, 1764. Copy of His Majesty’s Order in Council, approving the said Report; and directing the Earl of Halifax to receive His Majesty’s Pleasure as to the Time and Manner of laying the said Papers before Parliament.”

“17th Jan’y, 1765. Copy of a Representation from the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations;” transmitting,

An Extract from the printed Votes of the Assembly of New York; containing an extraordinary Order, or Resolution, relating to the impending Dangers which threaten the Northern Colonies, of being taxed by Laws to be passed in Great Britain.

“1st Febr’y, 1765. Copy of His Majesty’s Order in Council, directing the Earl of Halifax to lay the preceding Representation and Extract before Parliament at the same Time with the other Papers directed to be laid before Parliament by His Majesty’s afore-mentioned Order in Council, of the 19th Dec’r 1764.”

“27th Aug’t, 1765, Extract of a Representation of the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, with the Papers thereto annexed, so far as relates to Resolutions of the House of Burgesses of Virginia, with respect to the late Act of Parliament for levying a Duty upon Stamps in America,”

“6th Sept’r, 1765. Copy of an Order of His Majesty in Council, referring the afore-going Representation and Papers to a Committee of the Lords of the Council.”

“1st Octo’r, 1765. Copy of a Representation of the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, touching the Proceedings and Resolutions of the House of Representatives of Massachusetts Bay, with respect to the Act for levying a Duty upon Stamps in America, and to other Acts of the Parliament of Great Britain.

“2d Octo’r, 1765. Copy of an Order of His Majesty in Council, referring the afore-going Representation to a Committee of the Lords of the Council.”

“3d Octo’r, 1765. Copy of a Report of the Lords of the Committee of Council upon the Two afore-going Representations and Papers thereto annexed; proposing that the same may be laid before Parliament.”

“18th Octo’r, 1765. Copy of an Order of His Majesty in Council, approving the above Report; and directing Mr. Secretary Conway to receive His Majesty’s Pleasure with respect to the Time and Manner of laying the said Papers before Parliament.”

“11th Octo’r, 1765. Copy of a Representation of the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, with several Papers transmitted by the Governor of The Massachusetts Bay, relative to the outrageous Behaviour of the People in the Town of Boston, in Opposition to the Act for levying a Duty upon Stamps in America.

“17th Oct’r, 1765. Copy of another Representation of the said Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, with several Papers thereto annexed, transmitted by the Governor of The Massachusetts Bay, relative to the afore-mentioned Riots.”

“8th Oct’r, 1765. Copy of a Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury to the Clerk of the Council in Waiting; transmitting several Papers from the Person appointed Distributor of the Stamps in Massachusetts Bay, relative to the said Riots.”

“18th Oct’r, 1765. Copies of Two Orders of His Majesty in Council, referring the Two afore-mentioned. Representations and Letter, together with the Papers thereto annexed, to a Committee of the Lords of the Council.”

“22d Oct’r, 1765. Copy of a Report of the Lords of the Committee of Council upon the Two afore-mentioned Representations and Letters.”

“23d Octo’r, 1765. Copy of an Order of His Majesty in Council, directing Mr. Secretary Conway to signify His Majesty’s Pleasure to the, several Governors in North America, to cause a Stop to be put to the said Riots.”

“Eodem Die. Copy of His Majesty’s Order in Council, directing the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to give the necessary Orders to the Commanders of His Majesty’s Sea Forces in America, for their Concurrence and Assistance in suppressing Riots, when called upon by the Governors for that Purpose.”

Eodem Die. Copy of His Majesty’s Order in Council, directing the Secretary at War to give the necessary Orders to the Commanders of His Majesty’s Land Forces in America, for their Concurrence and Assistance in suppressing Riots, when called upon by the Governors for that Purpose.”

“17th Dec’r, 1765. Copy of a Representation of the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, with several Letters and other Papers from the Governor of The Massachusetts Bay, giving an Account of some further unconstitutional Resolutions and Proceedings of the Council and Assembly of that Province.”

“4th and 6th Nov’r, 1765. Copies of Extracts of Two Letters from the Collector and Comptroller of New York, to the Commissioners of the Customs, relating to their Inability to discharge their Duty conformable to the Stamp Act, on account of the riotous Proceedings there in Opposition to the said Act.”

“Received Jan’y 12th, 1765. Copy of Governor Bernard’s Letter to the Earl of Halifax, Boston, Nov’r 10th, 1764;” enclosing,

“Petition of the Council and House of Representatives of Massachusetts Bay, to the House of Commons.”

Governor Bernard’s Speech to the Assembly.

“Address of the Council and House of Representatives to Governor Bernard.

March 1st, 1765. Copy of Governor Hopkins’s Letter to the Earl of Halifax, Rhode Island, Nov’r 12th, 1764.”

Jan’y 10th, 1765. Copy of Governor Fitch’s Letter to the Earl of Halifax, Norwalk, Connecticut, 13th Nov’r, 1764.”

Aug’t 8th. Copy of Lieutenant Governor Fauquier’s Letter to the Earl of Halifax, Williamsburg, Virginia, 14th June, 1765.”

Octo’r 14th. Copy of Governor Bernards Letter to the Earl of Halifax, Castle William, August 15th and 16th, 1765;” enclosing,

“Governor Bernard’s Proclamation.”

Octo’r 13th. Copy of a Letter from Governor Bernard to the Earl of Halifax, Castle William, August 22d, 1765;” enclosing,

“Copy of Minutes of Council held at Boston.

Octo’r 21st. Copy of a Letter from Mr. Robinson Collector of the Customs at Rhode Island, to the Earl of Halifax, Rhode Island, 28th Aug’t 1765;” enclosing,

“Printed Copy of The Providence Gazette Extraordinary.

“Received Octo’r 25th, 1765. Copy of a Letter from Lieut. Governor Hutchinson to the Earl of Halifax, Boston; 30th August, 1765.”

Octo’r 5th. Copy of a Letter from Governor Bernard to the Earl of Halifax, Castle William, August 31st, 1765;” enclosing,

“Copy of Minutes of Council.”

“Copy of Governor Bernard’s Proclamation.”

Nov’r 9th. Copy of a Letter from Deputy Governor Sharpe to the Earl of Halifax, Annapolis, Maryland, Sept’r 5th, 1765.”

Octo’r 16th. Copy of a Letter from Governor Bernard to the Earl of Halifax, Castle William, Sept’r 7th, 1765.”

Octo’r 28th. Extract of a Letter from Major General Gage to Mr. Secretary Conway, New York, Sept’r 23d, 1765;” enclosing,

“Resolutions of Council.”

“General Distribution of His Majesty’s Forces in North America.

“Octo’r 28th. Copy of a Letter from Lieutenant Governor Colden to Mr. Secretary Conway, New York, 23d Sept’r, 1765;” enclosing,

“Copy of a Letter from Mr. James McEvers; appointed Distributor of the Stamps in New York, to Lieutenant Governor Colden.

“Minutes of Council.”

“Copy of a Letter from Governor Franklin to Mr. Secretary Conway, Burlington, New Jersey, Sept’r 23d, 1765;” enclosing,

“Copies of Two Letters:

“1st, From Governor Franklin to General Gage.

“2d, General Gage’s Answer.”

“Copies of Three Letters:

“1st, From the Speaker of New Jersey.

“2d, From William Coxe Esquire.”

“3d, From Governor Franklin to Mr. Coxe.

“Received Nov’r 4th. Copy of a Letter from Governor Bernard to Mr. Secretary Conway, Boston, Sept’r 28th, 1765;” enclosing,

“Governor Bernard’s Speech to the Assembly.”

“Copy of Minutes of Council.”

“Copy of a Message from Governor Bernard to the General Court, and of the Answer of the House of Representatives.”

Dec’r 7th. Copy of a Letter from Lieut. Governor Hutchinson to Mr. Secretary Conway, New York, Octo’r, 1st, 1765.”

Nov’r 10th. Extract of a Letter from Governor Wentworth to Mr. Secretary Conway, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, October 5th, 1765.”

Nov’r 15th. Extract of a Letter from Major General Gage to Mr. Secretary Conway, New York, 12th Octo’r, 1765.”

“Nov’r 15th. Copy of a Letter from Lieut. Governor Colden to Mr. Secretary Conway, New York, 12th October 1765;” enclosing,

“Printed Copy of The Constitutional Courant.

Dec’r 11th. Copy of Lieutenant Governor Colden’s Letter to Mr. Secretary Conway, New York, 26th October, 1765;” enclosing,

“Copy of a Paper ported up at the Corners of the Streets, &c. in New York.

Dec’r 13th. Copy of a Letter from Lieutenant Governor Hutchinson to Mr. Secretary Conway, Boston, 27th October, 1765;” enclosing,

“Copy of his Petition to the King in Council.”

“Appraisement of Damages, &c.

“Printed Copy of The Boston Evening Post, and Supplement.

Dec’r 13th. Printed Copy of The Newport Mercury.

“Received Dec’r 10th. Copy of a Letter from Major General Gage to Mr. Secretary Conway, New York, 4th Nov’r, 1765;” enclosing,

“Extract of a printed Paper published at New York.

“Copy of Lieut. Governor Colden’s Declaration.”

Dec’r 10th. Copy of Lieut. Governor Colden’s Letter to Mr. Secretary Conway, New York, 5th Nov’r, 1765;” enclosing,

“Minute of Council.”

Dec’r 11th. Copy of a Letter from Major General Gage to Mr. Secretary Conway, New York, 8th Novem’r, 1765;” enclosing,

“Copy of a Letter from Lieut. Governor Colden to Major General Gage,”

“Copy of a Minute of Council.”

“Copy of a Letter from Major General Gage to Lieut. Governor Colden.

Dec’r 11th. Copy of a Letter from Lieut. Governor Colden to Mr. Secretary Conway, New York, Nov’r 9th, 1765;” enclosing,

“Copy of Minutes of Council.”

“Printed Copy of The New York Gazette.

“Copy of a Paper put up at the Coffee-house at New York, 1st Nov’r, &c.”

“Copy of a Paper put up at the Coffee-house at New York, 6th Nov’r, &c.”

“Extract of a printed Paper published at New York.

“Extract of a Letter from Mr. Secretary Conway to Major General Gage, 24th Octo’r, 1765.”

“Copy of a Letter from Mr. Secretary Conway to Governor Bernard, 24th Octo’r, 1765.”

“Copy of a Circular Letter (fn. 2) from Mr. Secretary Conway to the rest of the Governors of His Majesty’s Colonies on the Continent of North America, Octo’r 24th, 1765.”

“Extract of a Letter from Mr. Secretary Conway to Major General Gage, 15th Decem’r, 1765.”

“Copy of a Letter from Mr. Secretary Conway to Lieut. Governor Colden, 15th Decem’r, 1765.”

“Extract of a Letter from Francis Fauquier Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Williamsburg, June 5th, 1765.”

“Copy of the Resolutions of the House of Burgesses of Virginia.

“Extract of a Letter from Francis Bernard Esquire, Governor of Massachusetts Bay, to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Boston, July 8th, 1765.”

“Extract from the Journal of the House of Representatives of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, June 25th, 1765.”

“Copy of a Letter from Francis Bernard Esquire, Governor of Massachusetts Bay, to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Castle William, Aug’t 15th, 1765.”

“Copy of a Letter from Francis Bernard Esquire, Governor of Massachusetts Bay, to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Castle William, August 22d, 1765.”

“Copy of the Minutes of Council, held in the Council Chamber in Boston, on August 14th, 15th, and 21st, 1765.”

“Copy of a Proclamation issued by Governor Bernard, dated August 15th, 1765.”

“Copy of Proclamation issued by Governor Bernard, dated August 28th, 1765.”

“Copy of a Letter from Francis Bernard Esquire, Governor of Massachusetts Bay, to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Castle William, Aug’st 31st, 1765.”

“Copy of a Letter from Francis Bernard Esquire, Governor of Massachusetts Bay, to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Castle William, Sept’r 7th, 1765.”

“Copy of the Minutes of Council, held in the Council Chamber in Boston, on August 27th, 28th, and 20th, 1765.”

“Extract of a Letter from Francis Bernard Esquire, Governor of Massachusetts Bay, to John Pownall Esquire, Secretary to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Castle William, Sept’r 7th, 1765.”

“Copy of a Letter from Francis Bernard Esquire, Governor of Massachusetts Bay, to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Boston, Sept’r 28th, 1765.”

“Extracts from the Journal of the House of Representatives of Massachusetts Bay, on the 25th, 26th, and 27th of Sept’r, 1765.”

“Extract of a Letter from William Franklin Esquire, Governor of New Jersey, to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Burlington, Octo’r 10th, 1765.”

“Copy of the Minutes of the, Council of New Jersey, on the 13th and 24th of Sept’r, 1765.”

“Extract of a Letter from Benning Wentworth Esquire, Governor of New Hampshire, to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated October 5th, 1765.”

“Extract of a Letter from Francis Bernard Esquire, Governor of Massachusetts Bay, to John Pownall Esquire, Secretary to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Boston, October 1st, 1765.”

“Copy of a Letter from Francis Bernard Esquire, Governor of Massachusetts Bay, to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Boston, Octo’r 12th, 1765.”

“Copy of a Letter from Francis Bernard Esquire, Governor of Massachusetts Bay, to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Boston, October 17th, 1765.”

“Extract of a Letter from Francis Bernard Esquire, Governor of Massachusetts Bay, to John Pownall Esquire Secretary to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Boston, Octo’r 19th, 1765.”

“Extract of a Letter from Francis Bernard Esquire, Governor of Massachusetts Bay, to John Pownall Esquire, Secretary to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Boston, Octo’r 26th, 1765.”

“Extract of a Letter from Francis Bernard Esquire, Governor of Massachusetts Bay, to John Pownall Esquire, Secretary to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Castle William, Nov’r 1st, 1765.”

“Copy of Minutes of the Council of Massachusetts Bay, Octo’r 29th, 30th, 31st, and November 4th, 1765.”

“Copy of a Resolve of a Committee of the Council and Representatives of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, the 25th of Octo’r, 1765.”

“Copy of Votes at a Meeting of the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of the Town of Cambridge, Octo’r 14th, 1765.”

“Extract of a Letter from Francis (fn. 3) Farquier Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Williams burg, Octo’r 2d, 1765.”

“Extract, from the Journal of the House of Burgesses in Virginia, the 29th and 30th of May, 1765.”

“The Original News-Papers, which were referred to in Governor Bernard’s Letters to Mr. Pownall, were transmitted to the Council-office; and no Copies of them taken in the Office of Trade and Plantations.”

Ordered, That the said Papers do lie on the Table.

L. Chancellor to write Letters to absent Lords:

Ordered, That the Lord Chancellor do write Letters to such Lords as have not appeared this Session, or given Proxies, to require their Attendance on Tuesday the 28th Day of this Instant January.

The House to be in a Committee, to consider of the Papers relating to Riots and Tursults in America.

Resolved, That this House will, on Tuesday the 28th Day of this Instant January, put itself into a Committee, in order to take into Consideration the several Papers delivered this Day by his Grace the Duke of Grafton, by His Majesty’s Command, relating to the Riots and Tumults in America.

Ordered, That the said Papers be referred to the said Committee.

The Queen’s Answer to congratulatory Message.

The Duke of Bolton reported, “That he and the Earl of Scarborough had (according to Order) waited upon Her. Majesty, with their Lordships congratulatory Message on the Birth of another Prince: And that Her Majesty was pleased to return the following most Gracious Answer;”

“My Lords,

“I return you My sincere Thanks, for this new Proof of your Duty to the King, and Attention to Me.”

Burnet against Sir D. Burnet.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Alexander Burnet Esquire; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 14th of December 1764; and also of Two other Interlocutors of the said, Lords, of the 28th of June, and 7th of August, 1765; and praying, “That the same may be reversed or varied; or that the Appellant may have such Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom and Justice shall seem meet; and that Sir Thomas Burnet of Leys Baronet may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Sir Thomas Burnet may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 11th Day of February next; and Service of this Order upon the Procurator or Agent of the said Respondent in the said Court of Session in Scotland shall be deemed good Service.

Meredyth & al. against Leslie.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Thomas Meredyth Esquire, the Right Honourable Nathaniel Clements, Thomas Gleadow and Edward Gleadow Esquires; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery in Ireland; and also of Four Orders of the said Court, of the 23d Day of February 1765; and praying, “That the same may be reversed; or that the Appellants may have such Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that Henry Leslie and Catherine his Wife, William Brownlowe, and Henry Meredyth, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Henry Leslie and Catherine his Wife, William Brownlowe, and Henry Meredyth, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 18th Day of February next; and Service of this Order on the Clerks in Court, or Solicitors of the said Respondents in the said Court of Chancery in Ireland shall be deemed good Service.

Wright against L. Cadogan & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Wright Esquire; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery, of the 14th Day of November 1764; and praying, “That the same may be reversed or altered; or that the Appellant may have such Relief in the Premises, as to their Lordships shall seem meet; and that Charles Lord Cadogan, Sir Henry Englefield Baronet, Peter Holford Esquire, Catherina Maria Holford his Daughter, Thadee O Flaherty and Mary his Wife, Mathew Duane Esquire, and Catherine Carrington, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Charles Lord Cadogan, and the several Persons last-named, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 28th Day of this Instant January.

Spalding against Lawne.

The Answer of Mrs. Margaret Laurie, and of Andrew Sloan Laurie her Husband, to the Appeal of Alexander Spalding of Holme, was this Day brought in.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, decimum quintum diem instantis Januarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Mercurii, 15o Januarii.

Domini tam Spiritual es quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Cestrien. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Boston.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Portland, Camerarius.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Marchmont.

PRAYERS.

Pringle, against Pringle.

The Answer of John Pringle Esquire, to the Appeal of Veronica Pringle and others, was this Day brought in.

The King 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.

D. of Portland takes the Oaths.

This Day William Henry Duke of Portland took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; his Grace having first delivered a Certificate of his receiving the Sacrament, to the Truth whereof Witnesses were sworn and examined.

Davidson to enter into Recognizance on Martin’s Appeal.

The House being moved, “That Henry Davidson Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Thomas Martin and others, on account of their Appeal depending in this House; they living in Scotland:

It is Ordered, That the said Henry Davidson may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellant, as desired.

Wilson to enter into Recognizance on Wilson’s Appeal.

The House being moved, “That John Wilson of The Inner Temple Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Alexander Wilson and Robert Pollock, on account of their Appeal depending in this House; they living in Scotland:

It is Ordered, That the said John Wilson may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellants, as desired.

Scott to enter into Recognizance on Pringle & al. Appeal.

The House being moved, “That George Scott Esquire may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Mrs. Veronica Pringle and her Children, on account of their Appeal depending in this House; they living in Scotland:

It is Ordered, That the said George Scott may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellants, as desired.

Welby to enter into Recognizance on Meredyth’s Appeal.

The House being moved, “That William Welby of The Middle Temple Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Thomas Meredyth Esquire and others, on account of their Appeal depending in this House; they living in Ireland:

It is Ordered, That the said William Welby may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellants, as desired.

Peele to enter into Recognizance on Damer’s Appeal.

The House being moved, “That Joshua Peele of Symond’s Inn Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Damer Esquire, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he living in Ireland:

It is Ordered, That the said Joshua Peele may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellant, as desired.

Silvertop to enter into Recognizance on Wright’s Appeal.

The House being moved, “That George Silvertop Esquire may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Wright Esquire, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he being in the Country:”

It is Ordered, That the said George Silvertop may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellant, as desired.

His Majesty’s Advocate against M’Intosh.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein His Majesty’s Advocate for Scotland is Appellant, and Æneas M’Intosh Esquire is Respondent:”

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Blair & al. against Sir W. Moncrief.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Alexander Blair Esquire and others are Appellants, and Sir William Moncrief Baronet is Respondent:”

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Damer against E of Inchiqun & al.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein John Damer Esquire is Appellant, and the Earl of Inchiquin and others are Respondents:”

It is Ordered; That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Lady M Herbert against E. of Powis & al.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein the Right Honourable the Lady Mary Herbert is Appellant, and the Right Honourable Henry Arthur Earl of Powis and others are Respondents:”

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Respondents peremptorily to answer the Appeal of the Magistrates of Kinghorn.

The House was informed, “That James Earl of Moray and others, Respondents to the Appeal of the Magistrates and Town Council of the Borough of Kinghorn, had not put in their Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose.”

And thereupon an Affidavit of Henry Scrymgeor Writer to the Signet in Edinburgh, of the due Service of the said Order, being read:

Ordered, That the said Respondents do put in their Answer to the said Appeal, peremptorily, in a Week.

Accompts for paving Westminster Streets, &c. delivered.

The House being informed, “That Mr. Box, from the Commissioners for paving Westminster Streets, attended:”

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, Two Books, containing the Proceedings and Accompts of the said Commissioners; videlicet,

“A Copy of the Proceedings of the Commissioners for putting in Execution the several Acts of Parliament, made in the Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Years of His present Majesty’s Reign, for paving, cleansing, and lighting, the Squares, Streets, Lanes, and other Places, within the City of Westminster, &c. and of all Contracts and Agreements made by the said Commissioners, from the 16th Day of January 1765, to the 21st Day of January 1766, both inclusive.”

Also, “Copies of the Accompts of the Treasurer to the Commissioners for paving, cleansing, and lighting Westminster; of the Receivers to the said Commissioners; and of the Bank of England with the said Commissioners; to the 1st of January 1766, inclusive.”

And the Titles thereof being read, by the Clerk:

The same were ordered to lie on the Table.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, decimum sextum diem instantis Januarii, hora undecima Auroæ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Jovis, 16o Januarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin. Dux York. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Duresm. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Winton. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Cestrien. Comes Winchilsea, Præses. Ds. Bathurst.
Epus. Wigorn. Ds. Romney.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Newcastle, C. P. S. Ds. Monson.
Epus. Bangor. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Norvicen. Dux Grafton. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Bolton. Ds. Bruce.
Epus. Landav. Dux Bedford. Ds. Ponsonby.
Epus. Lincoln. Dux Marlborough. Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Bristol. Ds. Lyttelton.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Argyll. Ds. Sondes.
Epus. Exon. Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Grantham.
Dux Manchester. Ds. Scarsdale.
Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Boston.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Scarborough.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Eglintoune.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudon.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Orford.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Powis.
Comes Temple.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

The King’s Answer to Address.

The Lord Chancellor reported, “That the House did Yesterday present their Address to His Majesty; to which His Majesty was pleased to return the following most Gracious Answer; videlicet,
“My Lords,
“I thank you for this dutiful and loyal Address. Your firm and temperate Resolution to support the Dignity of My Crown, and the Legislative Authority of this Kingdom over its Colonies; your Care at the same Time to re-establish Order and Tranquillity in those Colonies; and your Regard to the Prosperity and Happiness of all My People; shew Dispositions which are altogether worthy of your Wisdom, and which cannot fail of producing the mod salutary Effects both at Home and Abroad: You will find Me unalterably fixed in the fame Intentions. Your affectionate Condolence on the Death of My Brother affords Me some Consolation on that melancholy Occasion.

Ordered, That the said Address, and His Majesty’s most Gracious Answer, thereunto, be forthwith printed and published.

Blagrave’s Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Ann Blagrave the Grandmother, and of Catherine Blagrave the Mother and Guardian, of John Blagrave, Catherine Blagrave, and Agnes Blagrave, her Three Infant Children, by Thomas Blagrave her late Husband, deceased, on Behalf of herself and her said Infant Children; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for vesting certain Copyhold Estates, in the Petition mentioned, in Trustees, in order to sell the same to the Right Honourable William Lord Viscount Barrington in the Kingdom of Ireland; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sales in the Purchase of other Real Estates, to be settled to the same Uses:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to Mr. Justice Bathurst and Mr. Justice Ashton; who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Gilkie against Sheriff of Berwick shire &al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of James Gilkie Writer in Edinburgh; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 28th of November and 10th of December 1764; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, or that the Appellant may have such Relief in the Premises as to their lordships shall seem meet; and that the Sheriff of Berwickshire and John Cockburn Objector may be required to answer the said Appeal.”

It is Ordered, That the said Sheriff and John Cockburn Objector may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the 13th Day of February next; and Service of this Order upon the said Sheriff and John Cockburn, or any of their Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Hunter to amend his Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition of Robert Hunter of London Merchant, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, wherein the Honourable Keith Stewart and others are Respondents; setting forth, “That the Petitioner presented his Appeal to this House on Wednesday the 18th of December last; that, since his presenting the said Appeal, he hath discovered that, through a Mistake in the Instructions from which his Petition was drawn, an Interlocutor of the 23d of November 1763, pronounced by Lord Auchenleckas Lord Ordinary, was omitted to be inserted therein; and that there are several Inaccuracies in the Phrase and Penning the said Appeal;” and therefore praying, “That he may be at Liberty to amend his said Appeal, by inserting the said Interlocutor, and by rectifying the said Inaccuracies; he amending the Respondents Copy:”

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to amend his said Appeal, as desired; he amending the Respondents Copy.

Spalding against Laurie.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Alexander Spalding is Appellant, and Margaret Laurie and Andrew Sloan Laurie her Husband are Respondents:”

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Tennant to enter into a Recognizance on Knox’s Appeal.

The House being moved, “That Thomas Tennant of Lincoln’s Inn Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for William Knox, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he living in Ireland:

It is Ordered, That the said Thomas Tennant may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellant, as desired.

Private Bills, Time limited for.

Ordered, That this House will not receive any Petition for a Private Bill after Tuesday the 18th Day of February next.

E. of Ashburnham takes the Oaths.

This Day John Earl of Ashburnham took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; his Lordship having first delivered a Certificate of his receiving the Sacrament, to the Truth whereof Witnesses were sworn and examined.

Dobbyn against Barker

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein William Dobbyn the Elder is Appellant, and Robert Barker and others are Respondents:”

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Hobson against Meade.

The Answer of the Reverend Samuel Meade Clerk, to the Petition and Appeal of Meade Hobson an Infant, by Samuel Hobson Esquire his Father and Guardian, was this Day brought in.

Brebner against Creditors of Sir W. Gordon, Leave to with draw his Appeal, on paying Corts.

A Petition of Alexander Brebner, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, wherein the Creditors upon the forfeited Estates of Sir William Gordon of Park are Respondents, which stands appointed for hearing, was presented and read; setting forth, “That the Petitioner is advised, by his Counsel, to withdraw his said Appeal and therefore praying; “That he may be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal.”

And thereupon the Agents on both Sides were called in, and heard at the Bar.

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the Appellant be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal, as desired, upon Payment of Forty Pounds to the Respondents, for their Costs in respect of the said Appeal.

Brebner against Frigge & al. Leave to with draw his Appeal, on paying Costs.

A Petition of Alexander Brebner, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, wherein Helen Brebner otherwise Frigge is Respondent, which Hands appointed for Hearing, was presented, and read; setting forth, “That the Petitioner is advised by his Counsel to withdraw his said Appeal;” and therefore praying, That he may be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal.”

And thereupon the Agents on both Sides were called in, and heard at the Bar.

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the Appellant be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal, as desired, upon Payment of Forty Pounds to the Respondents; for their Costs in respect of the said Appeal.

Martin & al. against Dick & al.

A Petition of Robert Dick and others, Respondents to an Appeal depending in this House, wherein Thomas Martin and others, pretended Magistrates of the Borough of Pittenweem, are Appellants, was presented, and read; setting forth, “That the Question between the Parties concerns only a short Preliminary Point, arising upon the Respondents Complaint to the Court of Session for an undue Election of the Magistrates of Pittenweem, which, by Two Acts of the 7th and 16th of His late Majesty, is entitled to the Privilege of Summary Dispatch before that Court; that the manifest Purpose of this Appeal is to obtain a Delay, which may prove fatal to the Petitioners; and therefore praying, That this Cause may be set down to be heard on Tuesday the 21st of January Instant, or on such other early Day as to this House shall seem meet.”

And thereupon the Agents on both Sides were called in, and heard at the Bar.

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Monday the 3d Day of February next.

Motion for printing Papers from America, rejected.

The House being moved, “That the several Papers relating to, the Informations and Advices received from North America, of the Riots and Tumulty there, be printed, under proper Restrictions:”

The same was objected to.

After Debate;

The Question was put thereupon.

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Adjourn.

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

Die Lunæ, 20o Januarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin. Dux York. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Duresm. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Raffen. Comes Winchilsea, Præses. Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Vere.
Epus. Wigorn. Dux Portland, Camerarius. Ds. Lyttelton.
Epus. Oxon. Ds. Wycombe.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Somerset. Ds. Sondes.
Epus. Norvicen. Dux Grafton. Ds. Grantham.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Beaufort. Ds. Scarsdale.
Epus. Landav. Dux Bolton. Ds. Boston.
Epus. Lincoln. Dux Bedford. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Orford.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckingham. shire.
Comes Temple.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Burnet against Burnet.

The Answer of Sir Thomas Burnet of Leys Baronet, to the Appeal of Alexander Burnet Esquire, was this Day brought in.

His Majesty’s Advocate against D of Gordon & al. Hearing put off till next Session.

Upon reading the Petition of His Majesty’s Advocate for Scotland, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, wherein his Grace the Duke of Gordon and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for Hearing; praying, “In regard the Subject matter of the Appeal is under an Accommodation between the Parties, that their Lordships would be pleased to put off the Hearing of this Cause till the next Session of Parliament; the Agent for the Respondents having signed the said Petition, as consenting thereto:”

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off till the next Session of Parliament, as desired.

Morgan &al. against E. of Winchilsea & al. Hearing put off till next Session.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Morgan Esquire and others, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, wherein the Earl of Winchelsea and others are Respondents; setting forth, “That the Petitioners, in February 1764, exhibited their Bill in the Court of Chancery against the Respondents, to enforce a specifick Performance of an Agreement between them, bearing Date the 13th of March 1761; and thereupon their Lordships were pleased, on the 25th of January 1765, to order that the Hearing of this Cause should be put off till the next Session of Parliament; that the Respondents have since exhibited their Bill in the said Court of Chancery, against the Petitioners, to be relieved against the said Agreement; that both the said Suits are still depending, and neither of them is yet at Issue;” and therefore praying, “That their Lordships would be pleased to put off the Hearing of the said Cause till the next Session of Parliament:”

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off till the next Session of Parliament, as desired.

E of Scarborough takes the Oaths.

This Day Richard Earl of Scarborough took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; his Lordship having first delivered a Certificate of his receiving the Sacrament, to the Truth whereof Witnesses were sworn and examined.

Burnet against Burnet:

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Alexander Burnet Esquire is Appellant, and Sir Thomas Burnet of Leys Baronet is Respondent:”

Hearing appointed.

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Importation of Salt Provisions from Ireland, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Joseph Mawbey and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for Importation of Salted Beef, Pork, Bacon, and Butter, from Ireland, for a limited Time;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read a First and 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.

East India Goods and Naval Stores, &c. Accounts delivered.

The House being informed, “That some of the Commissioners of the Customs attended:”

They were called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to several Acts of Parliament, the Return of the said Commissioners, with the following Accounts; videlicet,

“1. An Account of prohibited East India Goods brought into the East India Warehouses at Saint Hellen’s, in the Port of London, from Michaelmas 1764, to Michaelmas 1765; also what exported during that Time, and what remained in the said Warehouses at Michaelmas 1765.”

“2. An Account of prohibited East India Goods brought into the East India Warehouses at Leaden-hall and Billiter Lane, in the Port of London, from Michaelmas 1764, to Michaelmas 1765; also what exported during that Time, and what remained in the said Warehouses at Michaelmas 1765.”

“3. An Account of prohibited East India Goods remaining in His Majesty’s Warehouses in the Port of London, at Michaelmas 1764; what have been since brought in, what exported, as also what remained at Michaelmas 1765.”

“4. An Account of East India Goods, prohibited to be worn in this Kingdom, in the respective Ware-houses in the Out Ports, at Michaelmas 1764; what have been since brought in, what exported, as also what remained at Michaelmas 1765.”

“5. An Account of prohibited East India Goods which have been delivered out of the Warehouses at St. Hellen’s, Leadenhall, Billiter Lane, and Customhouse, in the Port of London, since Michaelmas 1764, in order to be dyed, glazed, and refreshed; what have been returned, and what (fn. 4) remains at Michaelmas 1765.”

6. An Account of Naval Stores imported from Russia into the Port of London, from Michaelmas 1764, to Michaelmas 1765.”

“7. An Account of Naval Stores imported from Russia into the Ports of England (commonly called the Out Ports), from Michaelmas 1764, to Michaelmas 1765.”

“An Account of the Number of Ships which have been employed in the Whale Fishery to Davis’s Streights, and the Greenland Seas, with their respective Names and Burdens, from whence they were fitted out, and at what Port in Great Britain they were discharged; and also what Quantity of Oil or Whale Fins each (fn. 5) Ship has imported in the Year 1765.”

And then they were directed to withdraw.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the said Accounts do lie on the Table.

Address for a List of all Officers, Civil and Military, employed in America, that are absent.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty; desiring, “That He would be graciously pleased to order the proper Officers to lay before this House a List of all Officers, Civil and Military, employed in North America; distinguishing which of them are upon the Place, and which of them (if any) are absent, and, if any are absent by Leave, the Time when such Leave of Absence was granted.”

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

Urquhart to enter into Recognizance on Burnet’s Appeal.

The House being moved, “That George Urquhart Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Alexander Burnet Esquire, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he living in Scotland:

It is Ordered, That the said George Urquhart may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellant, as desired.

Adjourn.

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

Die Mercurii, 22o Januarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin. Dux York. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Duresm. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Winton. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Monson.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Wigorn. Comes Winchilsea, Præses. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Cicestrien. Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Oxon. Dux Portland, Camerarius. Ds. Ponsonby.
Epus. Bangor. Ds. Vere.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Somerset. Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Grafton. Ds. Mansfield.
Epus. Exon. Dux Bolton. Ds. Sondes.
Dux Bedford. Ds. Grantham.
Dux Marlborough. Ds. Scarsdale.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Boston.
Ds. Lovel & Hol’and.
Dux Dorset. Ds. Beaulieu.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Scarborough.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Powis.
Comes Temple.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Sir J. Gordon against Crawfurd.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Sir John Gordon of Invergorden Baronet, and Leonard Urquhart Writer to the Signet; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 17th of December 1765, and 15th of January 1766; and praying, “That the same may be reversed or varied; or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that James Crawfurd Writer in Edinburgh may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said James Crawfurd may have a Copy of the said Appeal: and do put in his Answer thereto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 19th Day of February next; and Service of this Order upon any One of his Procurators or Agents in the said Court of Session in Scotland shall be deemed good Service.

Sir J. Gordon against Rose.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Sir John-Gordon of Invergordon Baronet and Leonard Urquhart Writer to the Signet; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 17th of December 1765, and 15th of January 1766; and praying, “That the same might be reversed or varied; or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that Hugh Rose the Younger of Aitnock may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Hugh Rose may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 19th Day of February next; and Service of this Order upon any of his Procurators or Agents in the said Court of Session in Scotland shall be deemed good Service.

Sir J. Gordon against Fraser.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Sir John Gordon of Invergordon Baronet, and Leonard Urquhart Writer to the Signet; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 17th of December 1765, and 15th of January 1766; and praying, “That the same may be reversed or varied; or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that William Fraser of Ardochy maybe required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said William Fraser may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 19th Day of February next; and Service of this Order upon any One of his Procurators or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland shall be deemed good Service.

Papers from America laid before the House:

The Duke of Grafton, by His Majesty’s Command, laid before the House,

“Copy of a Letter from Sir Henry Moore Baronet, Governor of New York, to Mr. Secretary Conway, New York, 21st Nov’r 1765;enclosing,
New York, 23d October to 15th Nov’r 1765. Minutes of Council relating to the Stamp Act, and on the Oaths being administered to Sir Henry Moore Baronet, as Governor in Chief.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the said Papers be referred to the Committee of the whole House, on Tuesday the 28th of this Instant January.

Major James to attend.

Ordered, That Major James of the Artillery do attend this House on Tuesday next.

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,

Smart against: Whored;

Francis Smart Esquire is Plaintiff,

and

John Whorod Defendant.

And in the other,

and Heathfield against Bentley.

William Heathfield and Thomas Heathfield are Plaintiffs,

and

James Bentley Defendant.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum eue usque ad & in diem Jovis, vicesimum tertium diem instantis Januarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Jovis, 23o Januarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin. Comes Northington, Cancellarius.
Epus. Bath. & Wells. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Dux Portland, Camerarius. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Cestrien. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Landav. Dux Somerset. Ds. Scarsdale.
Dux Grafton. Ds. Boston.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Gower.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Lookup against The King;

Upon reading the Petition of George Lookup, Plaintiff in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein the King is Defendant; setting forth, “That the Petitioner hath assigned Errors, and, by his Agent, has made frequent Applications to the Prosecutor’s Agent to rejoin thereto, which he refuses to do; whereby the Petitioner is intirely defeated, for further prosecuting his said Writ of Error;” and therefore praying, “That the Prosecutor may be ordered forthwith to rejoin to the Errors assigned by the Petitioner:”

Order for the Defendant to join Issue.

Ordered, That the Defendant in Error do join Issue in a Week.

Salt Provisions from Ireland, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for Importation of Salted Beef, Pork, Bacon, and Butter, from Ireland, for a limited Time.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Burmester &al. Nat. Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Glynne and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Hieronymus Henry Burmester, John Wienholt, and Julius Conrad Ridder;”to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Dr. Moffat and Mr. Howard to attend.

Ordered, That Doctor Thomas Moffat and Mr. Howard do attend this House, on Tuesday next.

Burmester & al. Nat. Bill:

Hodie 1 a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Hieronymus Henry Burmester, John Wienholt, and Julius Conrad Ridder.”

Duval’s Petition, to be added to it.

Upon reading the Petition of Peter Duval; praying, “That his Name may be inserted in the said Bill:”

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table till the said Bill be read a 2d Time.

Mercers Company’s Accompts delivered.

The House being informed, “That Mr. Cawne, Clerk to the Mercers Company, attended:”

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar,

“The Accompts of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London, from the 10th of October 1764, to the 10th of October 1765, directed to be laid before each House of Parliament by Two Acts; One, of the 21st Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for the Relief of the Annuitants of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London;” and the other, of the 4th Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, intituled, “An Act for the Relief of the Bond and other Creditors of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London.”

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the said Accompt do lie on the Table.

Swann against Broome, in Error.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed, for hearing Counsel, to argue the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error wherein Edward Swann is Plaintiff, and Thomas Broome is Defendant:”

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Errors argued, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Respondents peremptorily to answer Knox’s Appeal.

The House was informed, “That Bryan Kelly and others, Respondents to the Appeal of William Knox of the City of Dublin Esquire, had not put in their Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose.”

And thereupon an Affidavit of Edward Betagh of the City of Dublin, Writing Clerk, of the due Service of the said Order, being read:

Ordered, That the said Respondents do put In their Answer to the said Appeal, peremptorily, in a Week.

The King’s Answer to Address for a List of the Officers in America.

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

Adjourn.

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

Die Veneris, 24o Januarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Comes Winchilsea, Præses. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Norvicen. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Meneven. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Landav. Dux Somerset. Ds. Monson.
Epus. Exon. Dux Grafton. Ds. Sandys.
Dux Bolton. Ds. Ravensworth.
Dux Manchester. Ds. Ponsonby.
Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Hyde.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Shaftesbury. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Boston.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Powis.
Comes Temple.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Mansfield sat Speaker, by virtue of a former Commission.

Wright against L. Cadogan.

The Answer of the Right Honourable Charles Lord Cadogan, Sir Henry Englefield Baronet, Peter Holford Esquire, Catherina Maria Holford his Daughter, Thadee O Flaherty and Mary his Wife, Six of the Respondents to the Appeal of John Wright Esquire, was this Day brought in.

Salt Provisions from Ireland, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for Importation of Salted Beef, Pork, Bacon, and Butter, from Ireland, for a limited Time.”

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 it.

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

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

Edgworth against Edgworth &al.:

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Edward Edgworth Esquire; complaining of an Order of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 24th of May 1760; and also of a Decree of the same Court, of the 1st of March 1763, made in a Cause wherein Moore Edgworth and Darner Edgworth, by the Reverend John Magill Clerk their Guardian and next Friend, were Plaintiffs, and the Appellant and others were Defendants; and praying, “That the fame might be reversed or rectified, as to their Lordships should seem meet:” As also upon the Answer of the said John Magill, Moore Edgworth, and Darner Edgworth, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Judgement

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and the same is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the said Order and Decree therein complained of be, and the same are hereby, affirmed: And it is further Ordered, That the Appellant do pay, or cause to be paid, to the said Respondents, the Sum of One Hundred Pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain, for their Costs in respect of the said Appeal.

Sir J. Gordon against M’ Lord.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Sir John Gordon of Invergordon Baronet; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 17th of January 1766; and praying, “That the same may be reversed or varied; 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 Roderick Mac Lord of Cadboll may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Roderick Mac Lord may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereto, in Writing, on or before Friday the 21st Day of February next; and Service of this Order upon any of his Procurators or Agents in the said Court of Session in Scotland shall be deemed good Service.

Moved, “To adjourn to Monday next.”

Accordingly,

Adjourn.

Dominus Mansfield, Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regii, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Lunæ, decimum septimum diem instantis Januarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Lunæ, 27o Januarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Winton. Comes Northington, Cancellarius.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Cestrien. Comes Winchilsea, Præses. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Wigorn. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Somerset. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Grafton. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Norvicen. Dux Argyll. Ds. Monson.
Epus. Meneven. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Lincoln. March. Rockingham. Ds. Ravensworthy.
Epus. Exon. Comes Suffolk. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Shaftesbury. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Boston.
Comes Loudoun. Ds. Camden.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Orford.
Comes Gower.
Comes Powis.
Comes Temple.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Dr. Wishart against Magistrates of Edinburgh.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Doctor George Wishart and others are Appellants, and the Magistrates and Town Council of Edinburgh are Respondents, be put off to Friday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Duval takes the Oaths, for his Naturalization.

Peter Duval took the Oaths, &c. in order to his Naturalization.

Burmester &al. Nat. Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Hieronymus Henry Burmester, John Wienholt, and Julius Conrad Ridder.

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following:

Ld. President. Ld. Bp. Litch.& Cov. Ld. Botetourt.
D. Somerset. L. Bp. Chester. L. Ligh.
D. Argyll. L. Bp. Norwich. L. Sandys.
M. Rockingham. L. Bp. Exeter. L. Ravensworth.
E. Suffolk. L. Lyttelton.
E. Sandwich. L. Boston.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Pomfret.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Gower.
E. Powis.
E. Temple.
V. Wentworth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Wednesday next, at Ten o’clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Duval’s Petition to be added to it.

Ordered, That the Petition of Peter Duval, praying, “That his Name may be inserted in the said Bill,” be referred to the said Committee.

Westminster Bridge, Accompts delivered.

The House being informed, “That Mr. Seddon, from the Commissioners of Westminster Bridge, attended:”

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar; pursuant to the Directions of several Acts of Parliament, Two Books; containing;

“A State of the Proceedings of the Commissioners for building Westm’r Bridge, from the 16th Day of January 1705, to the 22d Day of January, inclusive.”

Also, “Accompts of the Treasurer, to the Commissioners for building Westminster Bridge, from the 10th Day of October 1764, to the 10th Day of October 1765; together with a Rent Roll, and an Accompt of Bridge Rents received, from 5th July 1764, to 5th July 1765.”

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the said Books do lie on the Table.

Respondents, peremptorily to answer Pollock’s Appeal.

The House being informed, “That William Lang, Respondent to the Appeal of Robert Pollock Merchant in Paisley, had not put in his Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose:”

And thereupon an Affidavit of William Wilson Writer in Edinburgh, of the due Service of the said Order, being read:

Ordered, That the said Respondent do put in his Answer to the said Appeal, peremptorily, in a Week.

More Papers from America laid before the House.

The Duke of Grafton, by His Majesty’s Command, laid before the House,

“Copy of a Letter from Mr. Secretary Conway to Lieutenant Governor Fauquier, St. James’s, 14th Sept, 1765.”

“Copy of a Letter from Lieutenant Governor Fauquier, to the Right Honourable Mr. Secretary Conway, Williamsburg, Virginia, 5th Nov’r, 1765.”

Also, “Copy of a Letter from Francis Fauquier Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, to the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Williamsburg, November 3d, 1765; enclosing,

Copy of a Speech made by Colonel George Mercer, referred to in Lieutenant Governor (fn. 6) Farquier’s

Letter, and extracted from the Virginia Gazette of October 35th, 1765.”

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the same be referred to a Committee of the whole House, on Tuesday the 28th Day of this Instant January.

Adjourn.

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

Die Martis, 28o Januarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor. Dux York. Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Londin. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Duresin. Comes Northington. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Winton. Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Bath. & Wells. Comes Winchilsea. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Hereford. Præses. Ds. Byron.
Epus. Raffen. Dux Newcastle, C. P. S. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Boyle.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Somerset. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Wigorn. Dux Grafton. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Beaufort. Ds. Bathurst.
Epus. Oxon. Dux Bolton. Ds. Romney.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Leeds. Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Norvicen. Dux Bedford. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Glocestr. Dux Marlborough. Ds. Monson.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Argyll. Ds. Montfort.
Epus. Landav. Dux Ancaster, Magus Camerarius. Ds. Chedworth.
Epus. Lincoln. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Kingston. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Exon. Dux Manchester. Ds. Bruce.
Dux Chandos. Ds. Ravensworth.
Dux Dorset. Ds. Ponsonby.
Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Vere.
Ds. Hyde.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Talbot. Ds. Lyttelton.
Senescallus. Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Sondes.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Exeter. Ds. Grosvenor.
Comes Northampton. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Boston.
Comes Westmorland. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Peterborow. Ds. Montague.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Beaulieu.
Comes Cardigan. Ds. Digby.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Scarborough.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulett.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Bute.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Granville.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Orford.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckinghamsh.
Comes Powis.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.

PRAYERS.

List of Admiralty Office is in North America delivered.

The Lord Lovel and Holland presented to the House, (pursuant to an Address to His Majesty for that Purpose,)

“A List of Military Officers, in the Department of the Admiralty, who are employed in North America; distinguishing which of them are upon the Place, and which of them are absent.”

Also, “A List of Civil Officers, belonging to the Department of the Admiralty, who are employed in North America; distinguishing which of them are upon the Place, and which of them are absent.”

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the said Lists be referred to the Committee of the whole House, appointed to meet this Day, in order to consider of the several Papers laid before the House, by His Majesty’s Command, relating to the late Tumults in America.

Letter from Governor Fauquier to the Lords of Trade.

The Duke of Grafton, by His Majesty’s Commands presented to the House,

“Copy of a Letter from Governor Fauquier to the Lords of Trade, Williamsburg, Nov’r 8th, 1765.”

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the said Letter be referred to the Committee of the whole House, appointed to meet this Day, in order to consider of the several Papers laid before the House, by His Majesty’s Command, relating to the late Tumults in America.

The House in a Committee, to consider of Papers rearing to North America.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee, in order to consider of the several Papers laid before this House, by His Majesty’s Command, relating to the late Riots and Tumults in America; and for the Attendance of Major James of the Artillery, Doctor Thomas Moffat, and Mr. Howard:

The House was accordingly adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee thereupon.

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Botetourt reported from the Committee, “That they had been in Consideration of the Papers to them referred, and had made some Progress therein; and desire another Time may be appointed, for the House to be in a Committee again, to consider further of the said Papers.”

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee, to consider further of the said Papers, Tomorrow, at One of the Clock.

Ordered, That Major James of the Artillery, Doctor Thomas Moffat, and Mr. Howard, who were ordered to attend the House this Day, do attend Tomorrow.

Adjourn.

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

Die Mercurii, 29o Januarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor. Dux York. Ds. Le Despencer.
Dux Gloucester. Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Duresm. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Winton. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Bath, & Wells. Comes Winchilsea, Præses. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Hereford. Ds. Byron.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Dux Newcastle, C. P. S. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Wigorn. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Cicestrien. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Oxon. Dux Somerset. Ds. Romney.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Grafton. Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Glocestr. Dux Beaufort. Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Bolton. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Landav. Dux Leeds. Ds. Monson.
Epus. Exon. Dux Bedford. Ds. Montfort.
Dux Marlborough. Ds. Chedworth.
Dux Argyll. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus camerarius. Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Dux Kingston. Ds. Ravensworth.
Dux Manchester. Ds. Ponsonby.
Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Vere.
Ds. Hyde.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Grantham.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Exeter. Ds. Boston.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Lowel & Holland.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Montagu.
Comes Cardigan. Ds. Beaulieu.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Camden.
Comes Holdernesse. Ds. Digby.
Comes Scarborough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulett.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Bute.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Orford.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Gower.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.

PRAYERS.

Douglas against Stewart.

The Answer of William Stewart Esquire, His Majesty’s Remembrancer in the Court of Exchequer in Scotland, and the other Creditors of Sir John Douglas of Kelbead Baronet, to the Appeal of Captain William Douglas Eldest Son of the said Sir John Douglas, was this Day brought in.

Visc. Middleton & al. Perition for a Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of Albinia Viscountess Midleton, Widow, Relict, and sole Executrix, of George late Viscount Midleton in the Kingdom of Ireland, deceased, and one of the Guardians of his Children, and of Thomas Townshend her Father, Thomas Townshend and Charles Townshend her Brothers, the other Guardians of the said Children, being Infants; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for vesting Part of the Fee Simple Estate of the said late Lord Viscount Midleton in Trustees, to be sold, for paying the Debts, Legacies, and Encumbrances, mentioned in, and appointed to be paid by, his Will; and for other Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and Mr. (fn. 7) Justice Smythe; who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Burmester et al. Nat. Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Hieronymus Henry Burmester, John Wienholt, and Julius Conrad Ridder,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto.”

Which Amendments, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

Mathews, Leave for a Bill of Divorce:

Upon reading the Petition of John Mathews of Bothamstead in the Parish of Hampstead Nortis in the County of Berks Farmer; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to dissolve his Marriage with Ann Mathews his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.

Bill read.

Accordingly, the Earl of Marchmont presented to the House a Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Mathews with Ann Mathews his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a 2d Time upon Thursday the 13th Day of February next; and that Notice thereof be fixed on the Doors of this House; and the Lords to be summoned; and that the said John Mathews may be heard, by his Counsel, at the said Second Reading, to make out the Truth of the Allegations of the Bill; and that the said Ann Mathews may have a Copy of the said Bill; and that Notice be given her of the said Second Reading; and that the be at Liberty to be heard, by her Counsel, what the may have to offer against the said Bill, at the same Time.

House in a Committee, to consider of Papers relating to Tumults in America.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be again in a Committee, to consider of the several Papers laid before this House, by His Majesty’s Command, relating to the late Riots and Tumults in America; and for the Attendance of Major James of the Artillery, Dr. Thomas Moffat, and Mr. Howard:

The House was accordingly adjourned during Pleasure, and pot into a Committee thereupon.

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Botetourt reported from the Committee, “That they had been in Consideration of the Papers to them referred, and had made some Progress therein; and desired another Time may be appointed, for the House to be in a Committee again, to consider further of the said Papers.”

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee, to consider further of the said Papers, on Friday next.

More Papers relating to Tumults in America laid before the House.

The Duke of Grafton (by His Majesty’s Command) laid before the House,

Copy of a Letter from the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to Mr. Secretary Conway, dated 27th January, 1766; enclosing,

“Advices from Virginia and New Jersey.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the same be referred to the Committee of the whole House, appointed to consider of the Tumults in America.

Lift of Officers Civil and Military in America, delivered.

The Duke of Grafton laid before the. House, pursuant to an Address to His Majesty for that Purpose,

“List of Civil Officers employed in North America, January, 1766.”

Also, “Return from the War Office.”

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the same be referred to the Committee of the whole House, appointed to consider of the late Tumults in America.

Cluses put off.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein John Wishart Doctor in Divinity and others are Appellants, and the Provost, Magistrates, and Town Council of Edinburgh, are Respondents, which stands appointed to be heard on Friday next, be put off to Friday Sevennight; and that the Cause wherein Thomas Martin and others are Appellants, and Robert Dick and others are Respondents, which stands appointed to be heard on Monday next, be put off to Wednesday next; and that the other Causes be removed in Course.

Persons ordered to attend.

Ordered, That Major James of the Artillery, Dr. Thomas Moffat, and Mr. —— Howard, who were ordered to attend this Day, do attend this House on Friday next.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis tricesimum diem instantis Januarii, hora decimal autoræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Jovis, 30o Januarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Comes Northington, Cancellarius.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Exan.

PRAYERS.

Then, in order to solemnize this Day; being appointed to be observed as a Day of Fasting and Humiliation, for the Martyrdom of King, charles the First;

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit Peæsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diam Veneris, tricesimum primum diem instantis Januarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Veneris, 31o Januarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Comes Northington, Cancellarius.
Arch. Ebor. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Londin. Comes Winchilsea, Præses. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Winston. Ds. Byron.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Dux Newcastle, C. P. S. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Wigorn. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Somerset. Ds. Bathurjl.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Grafton. Ds. Romney.
Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Bolton. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. , Landav. Dux Leeds. Ds. Monson.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Bedford. Ds. Montfort.
Dux Argyll. Ds. Chedworth.
Dux Manchester. Ds. Sandys.
Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Bruce.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Vere.
Comes Westmorland. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Peterborough. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Scarbrough. Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Albemarle. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Coventry. Ds. Grosvenor.
Comes Poulet. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Eglintoun. Ds. Boston.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Lowel & Holland.
Comes Loudoun. Ds. Camden.
Comes Dunmore. Ds. Digby.
Comes Márchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Orford.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Temple.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Thanks to the Bp. of Exeter for his Sermon.

Ordered, That the Thanks of this House be, and are hereby, given to the Lord Bishop of Exeter, for the Sermon preached by him before this House Yesterday, in the Abbey Church, Westm’r; and he is hereby desired to cause the same to be forthwith printed and published.

More Papers relating to Tumults in America laid before the House.

The Duke of Grafton (by His Majesty’s Command) laid before the House.

“Copy of a Letter from the Governor of New Jersey to the Lords of Trade, dated the 13th November, 1765.”

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the same be referred to the Committee of the whole House, appointed to consider of the late Tumults in America.

Whorod against Smart; Writ of Error Non pros’d with £ 20. Costs.

Upon reading the Petition of George Boughey and John Fenton Esquires, Lessors of John Whorod Nominal Defendant in a Writ of Error Brought into this House, wherein Francis Smart Esquire is Plaintiff; praying, “In regard the Plaintiff hath not assigned Errors within the Time limited by their Lordships Standing Order; that the said Writ of Error may be Non Prof’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.

Heathfield against Beuley; Wnt of Error Non pros’d with £.20. Costs.

Upon reading the Petition of James Bentley, Defendant in a Writ of Error brought into this House, wherein William Heathfield and Thomas Heathfield are Plaintiffs; praying, “In regard the Plaintiffs have not assigned Errors within the Time limited by their Lordships Standing Order, 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 prof. on the said Writ of Error, as desired,; and that the Record the 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, the Sum of Twenty Pounds, for his Costs by reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgement.

Respondents peremptorily to answer Huner’s Appeal.

The House was informed, “ That Captain Keith Stewart and others, Respondents to the Appeal of Robert Hunter of London Merchant, had not put in their Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the order of this House for that Purpose. ”

And thereupon an Affidavit of John Bell Writer in Edinburgh, of the due Service of the said Order, being fead:

Ordered, That the said Respondents do put in their Answer to the said Appeal, peremptorily, in a Week.

Col. Mercer to attend.

Ordered, That Colonel George Mercer do attend the Committee of the whole House, appointed to consider of the late Tumults in America.

Great Doddington Enclosure, Bill

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common; Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Lot Grounds, and Commonable Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Great Doddington, in the County of Northampton:” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Burnester & al. Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Hieronymus Henry Burmester, John Wienholt, and Julius Conrad Ridder.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

To return the said Bill; and acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

The House in a Committee, to consider Papers relating to Panults in America.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee, to consider further of the several Papers laid before this House, by His Majesty’s Command, relating to the late Riots and Tumults in America; and for the Attendance of Major James of the Artillery, Doctor Thomas Mossatt, Mr. Howard, and Colonel George Mercer:

The House was accordingly adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee thereupon.

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Botetourt reported from the Committee, That they had been in Consideration of the Papers to them referred, and had made some further Progress therein; and desire another Time may be appointed, for the House to be in a Committee again, to consider further of the said Papers.”

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee, to consider of the said Papers, on Monday next.

Iron Stove in the House to be removed and a Range put up.

Ordered, That the Lord Great Chamberlain be desired to give Directions, “That the Stove in the House of Lords be forthwith removed, and that such an Iron Range as was formerly there be replaced.”

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, tertium diem Februarii jam prox. sequen. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

1 Origin. Commissioner.
54 Deest.
2 Origin to.
3 Sic.
4 Sic
5 Origin. Ships.
6 Sic
7 Sic.