House of Lords Journal Volume 31
November 1766

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 31: November 1766', Journal of the House of Lords volume 31: 1765-1767 (1767-1830), pp. 424-439. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113266 Date accessed: 19 September 2014.


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Die Martis, 11 o Novembris, 1766, Annoque Regni Serenissimi Domini Nostri Georgii Tertii, Dei Gratia, Magna Britanniæ, Franciæ, et Hiberniæ Regis, Fidei Defensoris, &c. Septimo, in queen Diem hæc Sexta Sessio Parliamenti, per separalia Adjournamenta et Prorogationes, continuata fuerat, in Superiori Domo Parliamenti Magna Britanniæ apud Westmonaster. convenere Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales quorum Nomina subscribuntur, et præentes fuerunt:
D. of Cumberland introduced: His Writ of Summons. The King present: His Majesty’s Speech. Return of the D. of Atholl, in the Room of the E. of Sutherland, deceased. Bill, proforma; read. D. of Cumberland takes the Oaths. D. of Northumberland introduced: His Writ of Summons. E. of Chatham introduced: His Writ of Summons. D of Montagu introduced: His Writ of Summons. Lords take the Oaths. The King’s Speech reported. Motion for Address on His Majesty’s Speech. Motion for an Amendment to it, not agreed to: Address reported. Congratulatory Messages to the Queen on the Birth of the Princess Royal. Address for the Embargo on Coin to be continued, and to be exterded to Barley and Wheat. Committee of Privileges. Committee for the Journal. Stoppages in the Streets Order to prevent. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 12 o Novembris.
His Majesty to be attended with the Address. Congratulatory Messages to the Princess Dowager of Wales, on the Marriage of the Princess Carolina Matilda with the King of Denmark. Adjourn. Die Lunæ, 17o Numbris.
Lucas against Hamersley & al. Wilson against Lang. The King’s Answer to Address, reported. King’s Answer to Address to continue the prohibition of the Expoitation Com, &c. Princess of Wales, Answer to Congratulatory Meilage. Dashwood &c. Ux. Pet. referred to Judges. Accounts of East India Goods and Naval Stores, delivered. Stott, leave form Bill of Divo ce: Bill read. Respondents peremptorily 10 answer Gilkie’s Appeal. The Queen’s Answer to Congratulatory Mellage. Meredyth &al. against Lethe & al.: Appeal revived. Belchier against Wogan, Writ of Eiroi; Pit. to enter a Non prof, without Colts. ’ Burslem &Ux. against Lewis & al. Knox against Kelly &. al. Chapman against Brown, Writ of Error. Carew & al. against Webb & al.; Croft Appeal. Magistrates of Kinghorn against E. of Moray & al.: Hearing appointed ex Perte, His Majesty’s Advocate against D. of Gordon &al.; Hearing put off till next Session. Petitions for Private Bills, Time limited. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 19o Novembris.
Webb against Carew & al. Countess and E. of Fise against Sn J. Sinclair. E. of Roseberry against Forbes & al. Morgan & al. against E of Wincluties & al.: Hearing put off till next Session. Nunns against Hawkins; and Duckett against Hawkins: Writs of Error Nan pros’d, with Costa each. French against Sir Ulicke Blake. Cloasdale against Porter; Writ of Error dismissed, no Counsel appearing. Pringle & al. against Pringle. Damer against Tavernor & al. Adjourn. Die Lunæ, 24o Novembris.
D. of Montagu & al. against L. Beaulieu & al. Hamilton & al. against Hamilton. Dr. St. Georges & al. against Rich. St. George. Jeffries & Ux. against Reynous & al. Lucas & al. against Lee & al. Importation of salted Provisions from Ireland, Bill. Oswald & al: to qualify as Vice Treasurer, &c. of Ireland, Bill. Sir T. Delves, Leave for a Bill, to take the Name of Broughton. Davidson, to enter into a Recognizance on the E. of Roseberry’s Appeal. To amend an Act for repealing certain American Duties, Bill. To prohibit the Exportation of Corn, &cc. Bill. Chamberlain of London against Evans, Writ of Error. Wright against L. Cadogan & al. Adjourn. Die Martis, 25o Novembris.
Sir T. Delves to take the Name of Broughton, Bill. Dashwood & al. Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Commissioners of Customs in Scotland, account or Corn, &c. exported, delivered. Gilliard against Schicke; Writ of Error Non pros’d, with Costs. Witnesses to attend on Stott’s Divorces Bill. To prohibit the Exportation of Coin, &c. Bill. Importation of Salt Provisions from Ireland, Bill. To amend an Act for repealing certain American Duties, Bill. Oswald & al. to qualify as Vice Treasurer, &c. of Ireland, Bill. Price of Beef, &c. account to be brought. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 26o Novembris.
Wilson against Lang: Judgement assumed, with Costs. Oswald & al. to qualify as Vice Treasurers of Ireland, Bill. Sir T. Delves to take the Name of Broughton, Bill. Urquhart to enter into Recognizance on Countess of Fise’s Appeal. Mrs. Burrowes’ Nat. Bill. To prohibit the Exportation of Corn, &c. Bill. Importation of Salt Provisions from Ireland, Bill. To amend an Act for repealing certain American Duties, Bill. Adjourn. Die Jovis, 27o Novembris.
Jeffreys to enter into Recognizance on Jeffreys’ Appeal. Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on Hamilton & al. Appeal. To prohibit the Exportation of Corn, Bill: Importation of salt Provisions from Ire and, Bill: To amend an Act for regulating certain American Duties, Bill: Oswald & al to qualify as Vice Treasurers or Ireland, Bill: Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Four pre ceding Bills. Mrs Burrowes’ Nat. Bill. Adjourn. Footnotes

Die Martis, 11 o Novembris, 1766, Annoque Regni Serenissimi Domini Nostri Georgii Tertii, Dei Gratia, Magna Britanniæ, Franciæ, et Hiberniæ Regis, Fidei Defensoris, &c. Septimo, in queen Diem hæc Sexta Sessio Parliamenti, per separalia Adjournamenta et Prorogationes, continuata fuerat, in Superiori Domo Parliamenti Magna Britanniæ apud Westmonaster. convenere Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales quorum Nomina subscribuntur, et præentes fuerunt:

REX

Archiep. Ebor. Dux. York. Ds. Wycombe. Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Dux. Gloucester.
Epus. Londin. Dux. Cumberland.
Epus. Elien. Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Bath & Wells. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Sarum. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Comes Nothington, Præses. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Cestrien. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Cicestrien. Comes Chatham, C. P. S. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Norvicen. Ds. Bathurst.
Epus. Landav. Dux. Richmond. Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Lincoln. Dux. Grafton. Ds. Monson.
Epus. Carliol. Dux. Bolton. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Peterborough. Dux. Leeds. Ds. Sandys.
Dux. Bedford. Ds. Ravensworth.
Dux. Marlborough. Ds. Ponsonby.
Dux. Atholl. Ds. Hyde.
Dux. Ancaster. Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Walpole.
Dux. Kingston. Ds. Mansfield.
Dux. Newcastle. Ds. Harwich.
Dux. Manchester. Ds. Lyttelton.
Dux. Chandos. Ds. Sondes.
Dux. dorset. Ds. Grantham.
Dux. Bridgewater. Ds. Grosvenor.
Dux. Northumberland. Ds. Scarsdale.
Dux. Montagu. Ds. Boston.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
March. Rockingham.
Ds. Montagu.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.
Comes. Huntingdon.
Comes. Pembroke. Ds. Hyde.
Comes. Lincoln. Ds. Walpole.
Comes. Suffolk. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes. Denbigh. Ds. Harwich.
Comes. Peterborow. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes. Winchelsea. Ds. Sondes.
Comes. Essex. Ds. Grantham.
Comes. Litchfield. Ds. Grosvenor.
Comes. Gainsborough. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes. Holdernesse. Ds. Boston.
Comes. Scarborough. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes. Albemarle.
Comes. Cholmondeley. Ds. Montagu.
E Comes. Morton.
Comes. Abercorn.
Comes. Marchmont.
Comes. Bute.
Comes. Dartmouth.
Comes. Tankerville.
Comes. Aylesford.
Comes. Bristol.
Comes. Granville.
Comes. Halifax.
Comes. Sussex.
Comes. Pomfret.
Comes. Kerr.
Comes. Waldegrave.
Comes. Ashburnham.
Comes. Harrington.
Comes. Brooke.
Comes. Buckinghamshire.
Comes. Temple.
Comes. Harcourt.
Comes. Hertford.
Comes. Ilchester.
Comes. Delawar.
Comes. Spencer.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount. Bolingbroke.
Viscount. Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.

PRAYERS.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

D. of Cumberland introduced:

His Royal Highness Prince Henry Frederick being, by Letters Patent, bearing Date the 22d Day of October, in the Sixth Year of His Majesty’s Reign, created Duke of Cumberland and Strathern in Great Britain, was this Day (in his Robes) introduced, between the Duke of Bolton and the Duke of Kingston (also in their Robes); the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, the Deputy Earl Marshal, and the Lord Great Chamberlain of England, preceding.

His Royal Highness, standing, 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 was also read, as follows:

His Writ of Summons.

“George the Third, by the Grace of God, Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth. To Our most Dearly-beloved Brother Henry Frederick Duke of Cumberland and of Strathern, Greeting. Whereas, by reason of certain arduous and urgent Affairs, concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, We did lately, with the Advice and Consent of Our Council, ordain Our present Parliament to be holden, at Our City of Westminster, on the 19th Day of May, in the First Year of Our Reign; which Parliament hath been from that Time, by several Adjournments and Prorogations, adjourned, prorogued, and continued, to and until the Eleventh Day of November now next coming, at Our City aforesaid, to be then there held: We, strictly enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs, and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present, at the said Day and Place, with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers, of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice. And this you may in no wise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

“Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Twenty-ninth Day of October, in the Seventh Year of Our Reign.
Yorke and Yorke.

Which done; his Royal Highness was placed on the tipper End of the Earls Bench, next to his Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

The King present:

His Majesty being seated on the Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended by His Officers of State (the Lords being in their Robes), commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, “It is His Majesty’s Pleasure they attend Him immediately, in this House.”

Who being come, with their Speaker;

His Majesty was pleased to speak as follows:

His Majesty’s Speech.

“My Lords, and Gentlemen,
“The high Price of Wheat; and the defective Produce of that Grain last Harvest, together with the extraordinary Demands for the same from Foreign Parts, have principally determined Me to call you thus early together, that I might have the Sense of Parliament, as soon as conveniently might be, on a Matter so important and particularly affecting the poorer Sort of My Subjects.
“The Urgency of the Necessity called upon Me, in the mean Time, to exert My Royal Authority for the Preservation of the publick Safety against a growing Calamity which could not admit of Delay. I have, therefore, by and with the Advice of My Privy Council, laid an Embargo on Wheat and Wheat Flour going one of the Kingdom, until the Advice of Parliament could be taken thereupon.
“If further Provisions of Law be requisite or expedient with regard to the Dearness of Corn, so necessary to the Sustenance of the poorer Sort, they cannot escape the Wisdom of Parliament, to which I recommend the due Consideration thereof.
“At the same Time, I must with Concern take Notice, that, notwithstanding My Cares for My People, a Spirit of the most daring Insurrection has, in divers Parts, broke forth in Violences of the most criminal Nature.
“Necessary Orders have been given for bringing such dangerous Offenders to condign Punishment and speedy Justice; nor shall Vigilance and Vigour on My Part be wanting, to restore Obedience and Reverence to Law and Government.
“I have the Satisfaction to inform you, that, since I last met you, I have concluded a Treaty of Commerce with My good Sister the Empress of Russia, whereby that considerable Branch of Trade is fixed on a just and satisfactory Footing.
“It is with Pleasure that I also acquaint you, that the Marriage between My good Brother the King of Denmark and My Sister the Princess Caroline Mathilda has been solemnized, and the natural Alliance between the Two Crowns happily strengthened by an additional Tye of so agreeable a Nature.
“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 strictest Regard to the Objects for which they are granted.
“My Lords, and Gentlemen,
“The general Posture of Affairs in Europe affords no Occasion to lay any Thing new before you upon that Head. My Purposes are constant and fixed, to maintain, on My Part, the publick Tranquillity inviolate; and to support the Dignity of My Crown, and the Rights of My Subjects. The Justice and Wisdom of the other great Powers of Europe leave no Room to apprehend any Intentions of a contrary Nature.

Then His Majesty Was pleased to retire.

And the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Return of the D. of Atholl, in the Room of the E. of Sutherland, deceased.

This Day the Deputy Clerk of the Crown in Chancery delivered a Certificate of the Name of the Peer of Scotland, who, by virtue of His Majesty’s Proclamation, is chosen to fit and vote in this House, in the room of the Earl of Sutherland, deceased; which was read, as follows; videlicet,

“May it please your Lordships,

We do hereby certify, that, by virtue of His Majesty’s Royal Proclamation, dated the 11th Day of July, 1766, a Certificate, under the Hands and Seals of Thomas Gibsone and Alexander Tait Esquires, Two of the Principal Clerks of Session attending the Election afore-mentioned, in virtue of the Lord Clerk Register’s Commission to them granted, hath been delivered into the Crown Office in Chancery, whereby it appears, that his Grace John Duke of Athole was elected and chosen to fit and vote in the House of Peers, in this present Parliament, in the room of William Earl of Sutherland, deceased.

“Given under our Hands, this 26th Day of August, 1766.

Charles Yorke. Clerk of the Crown in Chancery.”
John Yorke.

Bill, proforma; read.

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

D. of Cumberland takes the Oaths.

His Royal Highness Prince Henry Frederick Duke of Cumberland and Strathern, at the Table, took the Oaths and made and subcribed the Declaration, and also took and subcribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, “That there were several Lords without, ready to be introduced.”

D. of Northumberland introduced:

Hugh Earl of Northumberland being, by Letters Patent, bearing Date the 22d Day of October in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty, created Earl Percy and Duke of Northumberland, was (in his Robes) introduced, between the Duke of Grafton and the Duke of Kingston (also in their Robes); the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, the Deputy Earl Marshal, and the Lord Great Chamberlain of England, preceding.

His Grace, 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 was also read, as follows:

His Writ of Summons.

“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 Entirely-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Hugh Duke of Northumberland, Greeting. Whereas, by reason of certain arduous and urgent Affairs, concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Church, We did lately, with the Advice and Consent of Our Council, ordain Our present Parliament to be holden at Our City of Westminster, on the Nineteenth Day of May, in the First Year of Our Reign; which Parliament hath been from that Time, by several Adjournments and Prorogations, adjourned, prorogued, and continued, to and until the Eleventh Day of this Instant November, at Our City aforesaid, to be then there held: We, strictly enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs, and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present, at the said Day and Place, with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers, of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice. And this you may in no wise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.
“Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Sixth Day of November, in the Seventh Year of Our Reign.
“Yorke and Yorke.

Then his Grace came to the Table; and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subcribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; and was afterwards placed on the upper End of the Earls Bench.

E. of Chatham introduced:

William Pitt Esquire being, by Letters Patent, bearing Date the 4th Day of August, in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty, created Viscount Pynsent of Burton Pynsent, and Earl of Chatham, in the County of Kent, was (in his Robes) introduced, between the Lord President and the Earl of Bristol (also in their Robes); the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, the Deputy Earl Marshal, and the Lord Great Chamberlain of England, 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 was also read, as follows; videlicet

His Writ of Summons.

“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 and Counsellor William Earl of Chatham, Greeting. Whereas, by reason of certain arduous and urgent Affairs, concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Church, We did lately, with the Advice and Consent of Our Council, ordain Our present Parliament to be holden at Our City of Westminster, on the Nineteenth Day of May, in the First Year of Our Reign; which Parliament hath been from that Time, by several Adjournments and Prorogations, adjourned, prorogued, and continued, to and until the Eleventh Day of this Instant November, at Our City aforesaid, to be then there held: We, strictly enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs, and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present, at the said Day and Place, with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers, of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice. And this you may in no wise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.
“Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Sixth Day of November, in the Seventh Year of Our Reign.
“Yorke and Yorke.”

Then his Lordship came to the Table; and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; and was afterwards placed on the lower End of the Earls Bench; and then went and fat on the upper End of the Earls Bench, next the Lord President, as Lord Privy Seal.

D of Montagu introduced:

George Earl of Cardigan being, by Letters Patent, bearing Date the 5th Day of November, in the Seventh Year of His present Majesty, created Marquis of Montbermer and Duke of Montagu, was (in his Robes) introduced between the Duke of Richmond and the Duke of Manchester (also in their Robes); the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, the Deputy Earl Marshal, and the Lord Great Chamberlain of England, preceding.

His Grace, 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 was also read, as follows:

His Writ of Summons.

“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 Entirely-beloved Cousin George Duke of Montagu, Greeting. Whereas by reason of certain arduous and urgent Affairs, concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, We did lately, with the Advice and Consent of Our Council, ordain Our present Parliament to be holden at Our City of Westminster, on the Nineteenth Day of May, in the First Year of Our Reign; which Parliament hath been from that Time, by several Adjournments and Prorogations, adjourned, prorogued, and continued, to and until the Eleventh Day of this Instant November, at Our City aforesaid, to be then there held: We, strictly enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs, and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present at the said Day and Place, with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers, of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice. And this you may in no wise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.
“Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Sixth Day of November, in the Seventh Year of Our Reign.
“Yorke and Yorke.

Lords take the Oaths.

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

Robert Earl of Northington Lord President of the Council 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.

John Duke of Atholl and John Lord Bishop of Salisbury. took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

The King’s Speech reported.

The Lord Chancellor reported His Majesty’s Speech.

And the same being read by the Clerk:

Motion for Address on His Majesty’s Speech.

It was proposed, “To resolve, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to return His Majesty the Thanks of this House, for His most Gracious Speech from the Throne.
“To congratulate His Majesty on the Addition to His Royal Family, by the Birth of a Princess Royal; and to express our Sense of that Divine Blessing to which we owe the Preservation of our Religion and Constitution, by the Succession of His Majesty’s Illustrious House to the Throne of thiefe Kingdoms, and of the Happiness which we, together with the rest of His Majesty’s Subjects, have enjoyed under their most auspicious Government.
To congratulate His Majesty on the Solemnization of the Marriage of His Majesty’s Sister the Princess Carolina Mathilda, by which the natural Alliance between the Two Crowns receives an additional Strength and Support.
To acknowledge with all Gratitude the paternal Affection, and tender Concern, which His Majesty has shewn for his People, by laying an Embargo on Wheat and Wheat Flour, until the Sense or Parliament could be taken thereon; preventing by this Measure the immediate and dangerous Consequences that would have arisen to the publick Welfare; and more particularly to the Ease and Comfort of the poorer Sort of His Majesty’s Subjects, from a Scarcity of that Grain.
To express our Readiness to enter into the Consideration of every Means by which the Evils of Scarcity may be effectually prevented, as well as our earnest Desire to forward the gracious and salutary Purposes which His Majesty constantly manifests for the Welfare of every Rank of His Subjects: And, being truly sensible of His Majesty’s Royal Wisdom, in having given the necessary Orders for bringing the Offenders against the publick Peace to condign Punishment and speedy Justice, to assure His Majesty of our Resolution to pursue and maintain Measures so indispensably necessary for the Suppression of Riot and Licentiousness, and for enforcing that Respect and Obedience which are due to Government.
To return our Thanks, for the Communication it has pleased His Majesty to make to us of a Treaty of Commerce being concluded with the Empress of Russia and to acknowledge, that the Security given thereby to so considerable a Branch of Trade, by fixing it on a just and satisfactory Footing, is a fresh Instance of His Majesty’s constant Care and Concern for the Commercial Interests of these Kingdoms.
To assure His Majesty of our Duty Zeal; and Affection; and to express the grateful Sense with which we receive the Declaration of His Majesty’s Intentions to maintain the publick Tranquility, as well as to support the Dignity of the Crown, and the Rights of His People.

Motion for an Amendment to it, not agreed to:

Then an Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Resolution, by inserting after the Words [“due to Government”] the following Words; videlicet,

[“To assure His Majesty, that we will immediately proceed to prepare a Bill, for indemnifying those who, because His Majesty was deprived of the Opportunity of taking the Advice of Parliament, in consequence of its having been prorogued to so distant a Day as the Eleventh of November, advised His Majesty, by Proclamation, to prohibit the Exportation of Wheat and Wheat Flour; and for the Relief of all such Persons as by Means thereof are involved in Law Suits and Difficulties; and in order, by such Bill, to prevent the future Abuse of a Precedent, which in Times of less urgent Necessity may be perverted, to justify a wanton Violation of the most sacred Laws, and a dangerous Infringement of the Constitution.
“That we cannot observe, without the highest Concern, that, when it appeared by the Proclamation of the Tenth of September, against Forestallers, Regrators, and Engrossers, that the Prices of Corn were already very much increased, and likely to grow much dearer, to the great Oppression of the Poor, His Majesty should, on the same Tenth of September, have been advised to prorogue the Parliament for Sixty-two Days, instead of assembling it on this great Emergency as soon as possible, which has been done upon many Occasions of far less Moment, and particularly in a very recent Instance on Twelve Days Notice only; by which long Prorogation, it became impossible for His Majesty, in a Time of Dearth and Tumult, to give His Subjects that Relief and Security which their calamitous Situation required, and which the Authority of the Legislature alone could effectually and legally provide].

Which being objected to:

After long Debate;

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

It was Resolved in the Negative.

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

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

L. President. L. Abp. York.
L. Privy Seal. L. Wycombe, Principal Secretary.
D. Grafton. L. Bp. London. L. Botetourt.
D. Bolton. L. Bp. Salisbury. L. Delamer.
D. Leeds. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Masham.
D. Ancaster. L. Cadogan.
D. Northumberland. L. Bp. Norwich. L. Edgecumbe.
L. Steward. L. Bp. Landaff. L. Sandys.
E. Essex. L. Bp. Lincoln. L. Ponsonby.
E. Holdernesse. L. Bp. Peterborough. L. Harwich.
E. Cholmondeley. L. Grantham.
E. Abercorn. L. Boston.
E. Marchmont.
E. Bristol.
E. Spencer.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

And the Committee withdrew, to prepare the Address.

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Address reported.

“Most Gracious Sovereign,
“We, Your Majesty’s most loyal and dutiful Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, beg Leave to return Your Majesty our unfeigned Thanks, for Your most gracious Speech from the Throne.
“It is with the sincerest Satisfaction that we congratulate Your Majesty on the Addition to Your Royal Family by the Birth of a Princess Royal; ever mindful of that Divine Blessing to which we owe the Preservation of our Religion and Constitution, by the Succession of Your Illustrious House to the Throne of these Kingdoms, and of the Happiness we, together with all Your Majesty’s Subjects, have enjoyed under their most auspicious Government.
“Permit us also, Sir to congratulate Your Majesty on the Solemnization of the Marriage of Your Majesty’s Sister the Princess Caroline Matilda with the King of Denmark, by which the natural Alliance between the Two Crowns receives such an additional Strength and Support.
“We acknowledge, with the truest Gratitude, the paternal Affection and tender Concern which Your Majesty has shewn for Your People, by laying an Embargo on Wheat and Wheat Flour, until the Sense of Parliament could be taken thereon; preventing by this Measure the immediate and dangerous Consequences which would have arisen to the publick Welfare, and more particularly to the Ease and Comfort of the poorer Sort of Your Subjects, from a Scarcity of that Grain.
“We shall give, on our Part, the most earnest Attention to the Consideration of every Means by which the Evils of Scarcity may be effectually prevented; anxious to forward the gracious and salutary Purposes which Your Majesty constantly manifests for the Welfare of every Rank of Your Subjects. Truly sensible of Your Majesty’s Royal Wisdom, in having given the necessary Orders for bringing the Offenders against the publick Peace to condign Punishment and speedy Justice, we beg Leave to assure Your Majesty of our Resolution to pursue and maintain Measures so indispensably necessary for the Suppression of Riot and Licentiousness, and for enforcing that Respect and Obedience which are due to Government.
“We gratefully acknowledge the Communication it has pleased. Your Majesty to make to us of a Treaty of Commerce being concluded with the Empress of Russia. The Security given thereby to so considerable Branch of Trade, by fixing it on a just and satisfactory Footing, isa fresh Instance of Your Majesty’s constant Care and Concern for the Commercial Interests of these Kingdoms.
“Animated with the truest Sentiments of Duty, Zeal, and Affection, we thankfully receive the just and wise Declaration of Your Majesty’s Intentions to maintain the publick Tranquillity, as well as to support the Dignity of the Crown, and the Rights of Your People.”

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

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

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

Congratulatory Messages to the Queen on the Birth of the Princess Royal.

Ordered, That a Message be sent from this House the Queen; “humbly to congratulate Her Majesty upon an Event so highly agreeable as the Birth of a Princess Royal, and upon Her Majesty’s happy Recovery, in which this House, and all His Majesty’s Subjects, are so deeply interested.
“And to assure Her Majesty, that every Increase of the Illustrious Family under which this Nation continues to enjoy so many Blessings, must afford the most sincere and unfeigned Joy on every Addition to Her Majesty’s Felicity; and also to offer our most dutiful Congratulations to Her Majesty on the Happy Event of the Marriage of the Princess Caroline Matilda to the King of Denmark.

Ordered, That the said Message be presented to Her Majesty by the Earl of Holdernesse and the Earl of Ashburnham.

Address for the Embargo on Coin to be continued, and to be exterded to Barley and Wheat.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, “That He will be graciously pleased to order the Time of the Embargo, laid upon all Ships laden, or to be laden, with Wheat and Wheat Flour, to be extended; and that His Majesty will be graciously pleased to order an additional Embargo to be forthwith laid upon all Ships laden, or to be laden, with Barley or Malt to be exported to Foreign Parts.”

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

Committee of Privileges.

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

L. Chancellor.
L. President. L. Abp. York.
L. Privy Seal. L. Wycombe, Principal. Secret.
D. Richmond. L. Bp. London.
D. Grafton. L. Bp. Ely. L. Le Despencer.
D. Bolton. L. Bp. Bath & Wells. L. Botetourt.
D. Leeds. L. Delamer.
D. Bedford. L. Bp. Salisbury. L. Cathcart.
D Marlborough. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Trevor.
D. Argyll. L. Masham.
D. Atholl. L. Bp. Chester. L. Cadogan.
D. Ancaster. L. Bp. Chichester. L. Monson.
D. Kingston. L. Bp. Norwich. L. Goldolphin.
D. Newcastle. L. Bp. Landaff. L. Edgecumbe.
D. Manchester. L. Bp. Lincoln. L. Sandys.
D. Chandos. L. Bp. Carlisle. L. Ravensworth.
D. Dorset. L. Bp. Peterborough. L. Ponsonby.
D. Bridgewater. L. Hyde.
D. Northumberland. L. Walpole.
L. Mansfield.
D. Montagu. L. Harwich.
Lyttelton.
M. Rockingham. L. Sondes.
L. Grantham.
L. Steward. L. Grosvenor.
L. Scarsdale.
E. Huntingdon. L. Boston.
E. Pembroke. L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Lincoln.
E. Suffolk. L. Montagu.
E. Denbigh.
E. Peterborow.
E. Winchelsea.
E. Essex.
E. Litchfield.
E. Gainsborough.
E. Holdernesse.
E. Scarborough.
E. Albemarle.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Morton.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Bute.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Tankerville.
E. Aylesford.
E. Bristol.
E. Granville.
E. Halifax.
E. Sussex.
E. Pomfret.
E. Kerr.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Harrington.
E. Brooke.
E. Buckinghamshire.
E. Temple.
E. Harcourt.
E. Hertford.
E. Ilchester.
E. Delawar.
E. Spencer.
V Weymouth.
V Bolingbroke.
V Falmouth.
V Torrington.

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

Committee for the Journal.

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

L. President. L. Abp. York. L. Wycombe, Principal Sec.
L. Privy Seal. L. Bp. London.
D. Richmond. L. Bp. Ely.
D. Grafton. L. Bp. Bath & Wells. L. Le Despencer.
D. Bolton. L. Botetourt.
D. Leeds. L. Bp. Salisbury. L. Delamer.
D. Bedford. L. Bp. Litch. & cov. L. Cathcart.
D. Marlborough. L. Bp. Chester. L. Trevor.
D. Argyll. L. Bp. Chichester. L. Masham.
D. Atholl. L. Bathurst.
D. Ancaster. L. Bp. Norwich. L. Cadogan.
D. Kingston. L. Bp. Landoff. L. Monson.
D. Newcastle. L. Bp. Lincoln. L. Godolphin.
D. Manchester. L. Bp. Carlisle. L. Edgecumbe.
D. Chandos. L. Bp. Peterborough. L. Sandys.
D. Dorset. L. Ravensworth.
D. Bridgewater. L. Ponsonby.
D. Northumberland. L. Hyde.
D. Montagu. L. Walpole.
L. Mansfield.
L. Harwich.
M. Rockingham. L. Lyttelton.
L. Steward. L. Sondes.
L. Grantham.
E. Huntingdon. L. Grosvenor.
E. Pembroke. L. Scarsdale.
E. Lincoln. L. Boston.
E. Suffolk. L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Denbigh.
E. Peterborow. L. Montagu.
E. Winchelsea.
E. Essex.
E. Litchfield.
E. Gainsborough.
E. Holdernesse.
E. Scarborough.
E. Albemarle.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Morton.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Bute.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Tankerville.
E. Aylesford.
E. Bristol.
E. Granville.
E. Halifax.
E. Sussex.
E. Pomfret.
E. Kerr.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Harrington.
E. Brooke.
E. Buckingham shire.
E. Temple.
E. Harcourt.
E. Hertford.
E. Ilchester.
E. Delawarr.
E. Spencer.
V. Weymouth.
V. Bolingbroke.
V. Falmouth.
V. Torrington.

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

Stoppages in the Streets Order to prevent.

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

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, duodecimum diem instantis Novembris, hora undecima Auroræ; Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Mercurii, 12 o Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Norvicen. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.
Epus. Landav. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Petriburg. Dux Richmond. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Lovel & Holl’d.
Comes Scarborough.
Comes Spencer.

PRAYERS.

His Majesty to be attended with the Address.

The Lord Steward 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.

Congratulatory Messages to the Princess Dowager of Wales, on the Marriage of the Princess Carolina Matilda with the King of Denmark.

Ordered, That a Message be sent from this House, to her Royal Highness the Princess Dowager of Wales, with their Lordships Congratulations on the joyful Occasion of the Marriage of the Princess Carolina Matilda with the King of Denmark.

Ordered, That the said Message be presented to her Royal Highness by the Duke of Northumberland, the Earl of Scarborough, and the Lord Bathurst.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, decimum septimum diem instantis Novembris, hora undecima Auroræ; Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Lunæ, 17o Numbris.

Domini tam spirituales qeam Temporales præientes fuerunt:

Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Cicestrien. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Norvicen. Comes Northington, Præses. Ds. Cathart.
Epus. Landav. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Bristol. Dux Portland, Camerarius. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Carliol. Ds. Ponsonby.
Epus. Petriburg. Dux Richmond. Ds. Walpole.
Dux Grafton. Ds. Lyttelton.
Dux Bolton. Ds. Grosvenor.
Dux Bedford. Ds. Scarsdale.
Dux Atholl. Ds. Boston.
Dux Dorset. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Milton.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Lucas against Hamersley & al.

The Answer of Joseph Hamersley Esquire and Thomas Ann Hamersley his Wife, and of the Reverend Joseph Warren Clerk and Sarah his Wife, Four of the Respondents to the Appeal of Edward Lucas Esquire and others, was this Day brought in.

As was also, the Answer of William Lee Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife, Two other of the Respondents to the same Appeal:

Wilson against Lang.

And also, the Answer of William Lang, to the Appeal of Alexander Wilson of Glanderston Esquire, and of Robert Pollock Merchant in Glasgow.

The King’s Answer to Address, reported.

The Lord Chancellor reported, “That the House did, on Wednesday last, present their Address to His Majesty: To which His Majesty was pleased to return the following most Gracious Answer; (videlicet,)

“My Lords,

“The Sence you express of the Measures which the Safety of My People put Me under the Necessity of taking during the Recess of My Parliament, affords Me the highest Satisfaction. I rely on your Assurances, that you will consider with Attention the proper Means of preventing the Evils of Scarcity, and the necessary Measures for enforcing that Obedience and Reverence which are due to Laws and Government.

“Your Approbation of the Treaty of Commerce which I have concluded with My good Sifter the Empress of Russia is extremely agreeable to Me: And I receive with particular Pleasure your Congratulations; on the Birth of My Daughter the Princess Royal, and on the Marriage of My Sister the Princess Carolina Mathilda with My good Brother the King of Denmark.

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

King’s Answer to Address to continue the prohibition of the Expoitation Com, &c.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, “That the Lords with White Stayes had (according to Order) presented to His Majesty the Address of this House, relating to the Continuance of the Prohibition of the Exportation of Corn, &c. and for extending it to Barley and Malt; and that His Majesty was pleased to say, He would give Directions accordingly.”

Princess of Wales, Answer to Congratulatory Meilage.

The Earl of Scarborough acquainted the House That he and the Duke of Northumberland, and these Lord Baihurst, had, pursuant to the Order of Wednesday last, carried their Lordships Message of Congratulation to Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales, on the joyful Occasion of the Marriage of the Princess Carolina Mathilda with the King of Denmark’, and that her Royal Highness was pleased to say, She returns their Lordships her most hearty Thanks, for this Mark of their Affection and Attention to her.”

Dashwood &c. Ux. Pet. referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Samuel Dashwood Esquire and Ann Dashwood his Wife, for themselves, and on the Behalf of Francis Baieman Dashwood their only Son, Ann Katherine Dashwood, Diana Dashwood, and Sophia Dashwood, their Three Daughters, all Infants; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the 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 Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Baron Smythe; who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the Stare 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.

Accounts of East India Goods and Naval Stores, 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,)

“I. An Account of prohibited East India Goods brought into the East India Warehouses in Saint Helkns, in the Port of London, from Michaelmas 1765, to Michaelmas 1766; also what exported during that Time; and what remained in the said Warehouses at Michaelmas 1766.”

“2. An Account of prohibited East India Goods brought into the East India Warehouses at Leadenhall and Billiter Lane, in the Port of London, from Michaelmas 1765 to Michaelmas 1766, what exported; and also what remained at Michaelmas 1766.”

“3. An Account of prohibited East India Goods remaining in His Majesty’s Warehouse in the Port of London at Michaelmas 1765; what have been since brought in, what exported; as also what remained at Michaelmas 1766”

“4. An Account of East India Goods prohibited to be worn in this Kingdom, in the respective Warehouses in the Out Ports, at Michaelmas 1765; what have been since brought in, what exported; as also what remained at Michaelmas 1766.”

“5. An Account of prohibited East India Goods, which have been delivered out of the Warehouses at Saint Hellens, Leadenhall, Billiter Lane, and the Custom-hous, in the Port of London, since Michaelmas 1765, in order to be dyed, glazed, and refreshed; what have been returned; and what remained at Michaelmas 1766.”

“6. An Account of Naval Stores imported from Russia into the Port of London, from Michaelmas 1765, to Michaelmas 1766.”

“7. An Account of Naval Stores imported from Russia into the Ports of England (commonly called the Out Ports), from Michaelmas 1765 to Michaelmas 1766.”

“An Account of all Corn, Grain, Malt, Meal, Flour, Bread, Biscuit, and Starch, exported from England to any Place whatsoever, by virtue or in Pursuance of any of the Liberties or Powers given or granted for that Purpose by an Act passed to prohibit the Exportation thereof, from the 22d of February 1766 to 26th August following, inclusive.

“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 sitted our, and at what Port in Great Britain they were discharged; and also what Quantity of Oil or Whale Fins each Ship has imported in the Year 1766.”

And then they withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read, by the Clerk:

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

Stott, leave form Bill of Divo ce:

Upon reading the Petition of John Stott, of Marazion in the County of Cornwall, Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to dissolve his Marriage with Jane Stott 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 Lord Detainer presented to the House, a Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Stott Esquire with Jane btott his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; j and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Tuesday the 2d Day of December next; and that Notice thereof be affixed on the Doors of this House; and the Lords to be summoned; and that the said John Stott may be heard, by his Counsel, at the said 2d Reading, to make out the Truth of the Allegations of the Bill; and that the said Jane Stott 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 tobe heard, by her Counsel, what the may have to offer against the said Bill, at the same Time.

Respondents peremptorily 10 answer Gilkie’s Appeal.

The House being informed, “That Sir John Stuart of Attanbanck and John Cochburn, Respondents. to the Appeal of James Gilkie Writer in Edinburgh, 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 James Gilkie, 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 Queen’s Answer to Congratulatory Mellage.

The Earl of Holdernesse acquainted the House, “That he and the Earl of Ashburnham had, pursuance to the Order of Tuesday last, carried their Lordships Message of Congratulation to Her Majesty, on the Birth of a Princess Royal, and the Marriage of the Princess Carolina Mathilda with the King of Denmark; and that Her Majesty was pleased to return the following Answer:

“My Lords,

“The repeated Marks of your Duty to the King, and Attention to Me, meet with My most sincere Acknowledgements.

Meredyth &al. against Lethe & al.:

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Meredyth, the Right Honourable Nathaniel Clemetits, Edward Gleedowe, Teresa Gleadowe Widow, Mary Aim Gleadowe Spinster, and William Gleadowe, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which Henry Leslie and others are Respondents; praying, “In regard the said Appeal is abated by the Death ot Thomas Gleadowe, one of the Appellants in this Cause; that the said Appeal may stand, and be revived, in the Name of the said Petitioners Teresa Gleadowe Widow of the said Thomas Gleadowe, Maty Ann Gleadowe Spinster, and William Gleadowe, his Executors:”

Appeal revived.

It is Ordered, That the said Appeal be revived; and that the Petitioners do stand in the Place of the said Thomas Gleadowe the late Appellant, and have the same Benefit of the Appeal as if he was living.

Belchier against Wogan, Writ of Eiroi; Pit. to enter a Non prof, without Colts. ’

Upon reading the Petition of William Belchier Esquire, Plaintiff in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein William Wogan the Younger is Defendant; setting forth, “That, since the said Cause was set down to be heard, the Petitioner hath fully satisfied and paid the said Defendant in Error all the Damages and Costs due to him from your Petitioner;” and eresore praying, “That the said Writ of Error may be Non pros’d without Costs; the Agent for the said Defendant having signed the said Petition, as consenting thereto:”

It is Ordered, That the said Petitioner do forthwith enter a Non prof, on the said Writ of Error, without Costs, 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.

Burslem &Ux. against Lewis & al.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein James Burjlem and Sarah his Wife are Appellants, and David Lewis Esquire 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.

Knox against Kelly &. al.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein William Knox Esquire is Appellant, and Bryan Kelly Esquire 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.

Chapman against Brown, Writ of Error.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed, for arguing the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error wherein Cornelius Chapman is Plaintiff, and Margaret Brown Widow and others are Defendants:”

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.

Carew & al. against Webb & al.; Croft Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition and Cross Appeal of Shapland Carew, Hans Baillie, and George Woods, Esquires; complaining of certain Parts of a Decree of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 12th of December 1765; and praying, “That the same may berevenea ana rectmea as to this nouie in their lordships great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that Noah Webb Appellant in the Original Appeal, Marriott Dalway, William Knox, Edward Noy, James Cox, John Higginbhotham, Randal Lynch, and Christopher Hill, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Noah Webb, Marriott Dalway, William Knox, Edward Noy, James Cox, John Higginbhotham, Randal Lynch, and Christopher Hill, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 22d Day of December next; and Service of this Order upon the several Clerks in Court of the said Respondents in the said Court of Chancery in Ireland shall be deemed good Service.

Magistrates of Kinghorn against E. of Moray & al.:

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein the Magistrates and Town Council of Kingborn are Appellants, and James Earl of Moray and others are Respondents, ex Parte; the Respondents not having put in an Answer, though peremptorily ordered so to do:”

Hearing appointed ex Perte,

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause ex Parte, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for’Causes after those already appointed 5 unless the Respondents do put in an Answer in the mean Time.

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 to be heard: pravine. “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:"

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

Petitions for Private Bills, Time limited.

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsecens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, decimum nonum diem instantis Novembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Mercurii, 19o Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsente fuerunt:

Epus. Winton. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Cestrien. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Norvicen. Comes Northington, Præses. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Landav. Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Bolton. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Exon. Dux Atholl. Ds. Ravensworth.
Dux Manchester. Ds. Ponsonby.
Dux Dorset. Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Boston.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Holdernesse. Ds. Milton.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Gower.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Webb against Carew & al.

The joint and several Answer of Shapland Carew, Hans Baillie, and George Woods, Esquires, Three of the Respondents to the Original Appeal of Noah Webb Esquire, was this Day brought in.

Countess and E. of Fise against Sn J. Sinclair.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of the Right Honourable Dorothea Countess of Fise, and James Earl of Fife her Husband for his Interest; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Sessión in Scotland, of the 2d of August 1766; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered; or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom and Justice shall seem meet; and that Sir John Sinclair may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Sir John Sinclair may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 17th Day of December 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.

E. of Roseberry against Forbes & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Neill Earl of Roseberry; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 21ft of July 1763, and 7th of August 1764; of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 25th of June and 9th of July 1765; of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary, of the 25th of January and 12th of February 1766; and also of an Interlocutor of the said Lords of Session, of the 18th of July 1766; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered; or that “the Appellants may have such other Relies in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great “Wisdom shall seem just; and that William Forbes, William Mac Ewan, and Alexander Orr, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said William Forbes, William Mac Ewan, and Alexander Orr, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 17th Day of December next; and Service of this Order upon die said Respondents, or upon any of their Agents or Solicitors in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be seemed good Service.

Morgan & al. against E of Wincluties & al.:

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: fettine 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 the Respondents afterwards exhibited their Bill in the said Court against the Petitioners, to be relieved against the said Agreement; that, both the said Suits being depending, their Lordships were pleased, on the 20th Day of January last, to order that the Hearing of this Cause may be put off till the next Session of Parliament, that both the said Suits are still depending, and are at Iflue, and Witnesses have been examined therein, and both Commissions returned, but Publication is not yet passed;” and therefore praying, “That the Hearing of this Cause may be put off till the next Session of Parliament; the Agent for the Respondents having signed the said Petition, as consenting thereto:”

Hearing put off till next Session.

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

Nunns against Hawkins;

A Petition of Edward Hawkins, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein John Nunns is Plaintiff, which stands appointed to be argued this Day:

and Duckett against Hawkins:

Also, a Petition of Samuel Hawkins the Younger, Defendant in a Writ of Error, wherein Noah Duckett is Plaintiff, which also stands appointed to be argued this Day;

Were presented, and read; praying “In regard the Plaintiffs in these Writs of Error are become Bankrupts, that the same may be Non pros’d, with such Costs as to the House shall seem meet; the Agents for the Plaintiffs in Error having signed the said Petitions, as consenting thereto.”

Writs of Error Nan pros’d, with Costa each.

Ordered, That the said Petitioners do forthwith enter a Non prof, on each of the said Writs 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 said Plaintiffs in Error do pay, or cause to be paid, to the Defendants the Sum of Twenty Pounds, for their Costs by reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgements.

French against Sir Ulicke Blake.

Upon reading the Petition of Ann French the Heir at Law, and Honora French the Administratrix, of Robert French Esquire, deceased, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, wherein Sir Ulick Blake Baronet and others are Respondents, which stands appointed to be heard: setting forth. “That very lately the said Respondent Sir Ulick Blake departed this Life, whereby the Appeal is become abated, and the Petitioners have not yet been able to gain Intelligence who are his Representatives, so as to revive the same properly;” and therefore praying, “That the Hearing of this Cause may be put off till after all the Causes already appointed; the Agents for the said Respondents having signed the said Petition, as consenting thereto:”

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off till after all the Causes already appointed, as desired.

Cloasdale against Porter; Writ of Error dismissed, no Counsel appearing.

This Day being appointed, for arguing the Errors assigned upon a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein William Croasdale is Plaintiff, and John Porter is Defendant:

Counsel were (fn. 1) called in.

But no Counsel, or Agent, appearing on either Side:

The Lord Chancellor declared, “That the said Writ of Error was absolutely dismissed, pursuant to the Standing Order of the House, of the 8th of June 1749.”

Pringle & al. against Pringle.

A Petition of Veronica Pringle Widow, and her Three Sons by Mark Pringle Esquire, late Consul at St. Lucar, her Husband, deceased, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House wherein John Pringle Esquire is Respondent, which stands appointed to be heard, was presented, and read; letting forth, “That the Merits of this Cause being relative to Assets of the said Mark Pringle in Debts and Monies which were due to him in Spain, and which are expested soon to be recovered, and remitted to Great Britain; in which Event, the Parties in the Cause will probably accommodate the Matters in Dispute without giving their Lordships the Trouble of a Hearing;” and therefore praying, “That the Hearing of this Cause may be put off to Monday the 19th Day of January next.”

And thereupon the Agent for the Appellants wag called in, and heard at the Bar.

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off till Monday the 19th Day of January next, as desired.

Damer against Tavernor & al.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein John Darner Esquire is Appellant, and John Samuel lavernor Esquire 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.

Adjourn.

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

Die Lunæ, 24o Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius. Ds. Wycombe, Un us Primariorum secretariorum.
Epus. Duresm. Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Dux Portland, Camerarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Cicestrien. Ds. Defomer.
Epus. Asaphen. Dux Atholl. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Norvicen. Dux Manchesters. Ds. Mast am.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Dorset. Ds. Cadogan.
Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Scarf dale.
Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Boston.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Cholmondeley. Ds. Beaulieu.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Granville.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Gower.
Comes Hertford.
Vïfcount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

D. of Montagu & al. against L. Beaulieu & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of the most Noble George Duke of Montagu and Mary Dutchess of Montagu his Wife, and the Right Honourable John Lord Montagu of Boughton commonly called Lord Marquis of Montbermer and Lady Elizabeth Montagu; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery, of the 7th Day of May 1766; and praying, “That the same may be reversed and set aside; or that the Appellants may have such Relies in the Premises as the Nature and Circumstances of the Case may require; and that Edward Lord Beaulieu and Isabella Lady Beaulieu his Wife, Edward Montagu, William Folkes, Thomas Dummer, Cutis Barton, Asheton Curzon, John Newton, Cutis Maidwell, John Montagu, and Isabella Montagu, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Edward Lord Beaulieu and Isabella Lady Beaulieu his Wife, and the said several Persons last named, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 8th Day of December next.

Hamilton & al. against Hamilton.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Mrs. Eupham Hamilton, Widow of Charles Hamilton Esquire at Garion, and Bethia and Charlotte Hamilton, the only surviving Children procreated of the Marriage betwixt the said Mrs. Eupham Hamilton and her deceased Husband the said Charles Hamilton; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 5th and 20th of December 1760; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary there, of the 14th of January 17 61; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered; or that the Appellants may have such Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom mail seem just; and that Archibald Hamilton of Dulziel may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Archibald Hamilton may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in te Answer thereto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 22d Day of December next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of his Agents or Solicitors in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Dr. St. Georges & al. against Rich. St. George.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of the Reve rend Arthur Saint George, Dostor in Divinity, and Dean of Ross in the Kingdom of Ireland, and Jane his Wife, and Richard St. George Esquire their Eldest Son; complaining of several Decrees, or Decretal Orders, of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 25th Day of May 1759, and 20th of June 1766; and of the Mailer’s Report, bearing Date the 16th of May 1766; and of the Court’s Refusal to allow the Original Articles and Lease to be read at the several Hearings; and praying, “That the same may be reversed and set aside; or that the Appellants may have such further or other Relief in the Premises as the Nature and Circumstances of the Case may require; and that Sir Richard Saint George may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Sir Richard Saint George may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 29th Day of December next; and Service of this Order on the Clerk in Court, or Agent of the said Respondent in the said Court of Chancery in Ireland, shall be deemed good Service.

Jeffries & Ux. against Reynous & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Jeffreys Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife; complaining of Part of a Decree of the Court of Chancery, of the 6th Day of April 1766; and praying, “That the same may be set aside; or that the Appellants may have such further or other Relief in the Premises as the; Nature and Circumstances of the Case may require; and that Isaac Reynous and Elizabeth his Wife may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Isaac Reynous and Elizabeth his Wife may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 8th Day of December next.

Lucas & al. against Lee & al.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Edward Lucas Esquire and others are Appellants, and William Lee 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.

Importation of salted 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 Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Ad for Importation of Salted Beef, Pork, Bacon, and Butter, from Ireland, for a limited Time:” to which they desire the Concurren of this House.

Oswald & al: to qualify as Vice Treasurer, &c. of Ireland, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Right Honourable James Oswald, the Right Honourable James Grenville, and the Right Honourable Isaac Barré, to take, in Great Britain, the Oath of Office, as Vice Treasurer, and Receiver General, and Paymaster General, of all His Majesty’s Revenues in the Kingdom of Ireland; and to qualify themselves for “the Enjoyment of the said Offices;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Sir T. Delves, Leave for a Bill, to take the Name of Broughton.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Thomas Delves Baronet; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to enable him and his Heirs Male to take and use the Name of Broughton:

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

Davidson, to enter into a Recognizance on the E. of Roseberry’s Appeal.

The House being moved, “That Henry Davidson Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Netll Earl of Roseberry, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he living in Scotland:”

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

To amend an Act for repealing certain American Duties, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to amend so much of an Act, made in the last session of Parliament, intituled, “An Act for repealing certain Duties in the British Colonies and Plantations, granted by several Acts of Parliament, and also the Duties imposed by an Act made in the last Session of Parliament upon certain East India Goods exported from Great Britain; and for granting other Duties instead thereof; and for further encoui aging, regulating, and securing, several Branches of the Trade of this Kingdom, and the British Dominions in America,” as relates to the Exportation of Non-enumerated Goods from the British Colonies in America:” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

To prohibit the Exportation of Corn, &cc. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to prohibit, for a limited Time, the Exportation of Corn, Grain, Meal, Malt, Flour, Bread, Biscuit, and Starch, and also the Extraction of Low Wines and Spirits from Wheat and Wheat Flour;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Chamberlain of London against Evans, Writ of Error.

Ordered, That the arguing of the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error, wherein the Chamberlain of London is Plaintiff, and Allan Evans Esquire is Defendant, be put off till the First Cause-day after the Recess at Christmas.

Wright against L. Cadogan & al.

Upon reading the Petition of John Wright Esquire Appellant, and the Right Honourable Charles Lord Cadogan and others Respondents, in (fn. 2) this Cause, which stands appointed to be heard on Friday next; praying, In regard the Petitioner’s Agents are unable to get their Cases, which are very long, settled by their Counsel in Time for printing and preparing for the said Hearing, that the Hearing thereof may be put otf to such other Day as to their Lordships shall seem meet:”

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Wednesday the 3d of December next; and that the Cause which stands for that Day be put off to the Friday following; and the rest of the Causes removed in Course.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usqne ad et in diem Martis, vicesimum quintum diem instantis Novembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis fie decernentibus.

Die Martis, 25o Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Winton. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Cestrien. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Asaphen. Comes Northington, Præses. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Landav. Ds. Ponsonby.
Epus. Lincoln. Dux Portland, Camerarius. Ds. Scarsdale.
Epus. Carliol. Ds. Boston.
Dux Grafton. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Gower.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Sir T. Delves to take the Name of Broughton, Bill.

The Lord Sandys (pursuant to an Order of Leave Yesterday) presented to the House a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Sir Thomas Delves Baronet and his Heirs Male to take the Name of Broughton.”

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Dashwood & al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was reserred the Petition of Samuel Dastwood Esquire and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, An Act for making more effectual an Act, passed in the 3d Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of Samuel Dashwood Esquire in Trustees, for raising Money, to pay Debts and Encumbrances, and for providing an Equivalent, or Compensation, for the same, to the Issue inheritable under his Marriage Settlement.”

Commissioners of Customs in Scotland, account or Corn, &c. exported, delivered.

The House being informed, “That Mr. Rowe, from the Commissioners of the Customs in Scotland, attended:”

He was called in: and delivered, at the Bar.

“An Account of all Corn, Grain, Malt, Meal, Flour, Bread, Biscuit, and Starch, that hath, before the 26th of August 1766, been exported from Scotland, by virtue or in pursuance of the Liberties or Powers given by the Act 6 George the Third; distinguishing to what Places the same hath been exported.”

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read, by the Clerk:

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

Gilliard against Schicke; Writ of Error Non pros’d, with Costs.

Upon reading the Petition of Frederick Ulriche Schicke, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Ferdinand Gilliard is Plaintiff; setting forth, That the Plaintiff was, by an Order or the house of last Session, ordered to assign Errors in Two Days; which he did; and prayed a Writ of Certiorari, which he hath not returned within the Time limited by the Standing Order;” and therefore praying, “In regard the said Writ is brought merely for Delay, that the same may be Non pros’d, with such Costs as to the House 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, the Sum of Twenty Pounds, for his Costs by reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgement.

Witnesses to attend on Stott’s Divorces Bill.

Ordered, That Polehampton Martin, Edmund Critchett, Willtham James, and Sarah Parker, do attend this House on Tuesday the 2d Day of December next, in order to be examined as Witnesses upon the 2d Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Stotr Esquire with Jane Stott his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

To prohibit the Exportation of Coin, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to prohibit, for a limited Time, the Exportation of Corn, Grain, Meal, Malt, Flour, Bread, Biscuit, and Starch, and also the Extraction of Low Wines and Spirits from Wheat and Wheat Flour.”

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

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

Importation of Salt Provisions from Ireland, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue an Act, made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for Importation of Salted Beef, Pork, Bacon, and Butter, from Ireland, for a limited 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, To-morrow.

To amend an Act for repealing certain American Duties, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to amend so much of an Act, made in the la ft Session of Parliament, intituled, “An Act for repealing certain Duties in the British Colonies and Plantations granted by several Acts of Parliament, and asfo the Duties imposed by an Act made in the last Session of Parliament upon certain East India Goods exported from Great Britain, and for granting other Duties instead thereof; and for further encouraging, regulating, and securing, several Branches of the Trade of this Kingdom, and the British Dominions in America,” as relates to the Exportation of Non-enumerated Goods from the British Colonies in America.”

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

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

Oswald & al. to qualify as Vice Treasurer, &c. of Ireland, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Right Honourable James Oswald, the Right Honourable James Grenville, and the Right Honourable Isaac Barré, to take, in Great Britain, the Oath of Office, as Vice Treasurer, and Receiver General, and Paymaster General, of all His Majesty’s Revenues in the Kingdom of Ireland, and to qualify themselves for the Enjoyment of the said Offices.”

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

Ld. President. Ld. Botetourt.
Ld. Chamberlain. Ld. Bp. Winchester. L. Delamer.
D. Grafton. L. B. Chester. L. Sandys.
D. Manchester. L. B. St. Asaph. L. Ponsonby.
E. Abercorn. L. B. Landaff. L. Scarsdale.
E. Marchmont. L. B. Lincoln. L. Boston.
E. Strafford. L. B. Carliol. L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Bristol.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Gower.
Vis. Wentworth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet To-morrow, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Price of Beef, &c. account to be brought.

Ordered, That trie proper Officer do lay before this House an Account of the Medium Prices given for Beef, Pork, and Wheat, bought at the Ports of London, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Chatham, and Dover, for victualling His Majesty’s Navy for 21 Years; videlicet, from the 1st of January 1745 to 1st January 1766, distinguishing each Port, and each Year; also the Medium Price of each Specie for the said 21 Years, for each Port; together with the Medium Prices for the same for all the Ports.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, vicesimum sextum diem instantis Novembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Mercurii, 26o Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius. Ds. Wycombe, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Eliens. Comes Northington, Præses. Ds. Botetourt.
Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Grafton. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Landav. Dux Atholl. Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Masham.
Epus. Petriburg. Dux Manchester. Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Sandys.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Harwich.
Comes Morton. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Breadalbane. Ds. Boston.
Comes Marchmont. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Kerr.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Wilson against Lang:

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Alexander Wilson of Glanderston and Robert Pollock Merchant in Paisley; complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 6th and 11th of July and 7th of August 1765; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered; “or that the Appellants might have such other Relies in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom and Justice should seem meet:” As also upon the Answer of William Lang put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Judgement assumed, with Costs.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the said Interlocutors therein complained of be, and the same are hereby, affirmed: And it is further Ordered, That the Appellants do pay, or cause to be paid, to the said Respondent, the Sum of One Hundred Pounds, for his Costs in respect of the said Appeal.

Oswald & al. to qualify as Vice Treasurers of Ireland, Bill.

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Right Honourable James Oswald, the Right Honourable James Grenville, and the Right Honourable Isaac Barré, to take, in Great Britain, the Oath of Office, as Vice Treasurer, and Receiver General, and Paymaster General, of all His Majesty’s Revenues in the Kingdom of Ireland, and to qualify themselves for the Enjoyment of the said Offices.” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were sound to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed hiin to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Sir T. Delves to take the Name of Broughton, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable Sir Thomas Delves Baronet and his Heirs Male to take the Name of Broughton,”

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

L. d. President. L. d. Botetourt.
L. Chamberlain. L. Delamer.
D. Grafton. L. Cathcart.
L. Masham.
D. Manchester. L. Bathurst.
E. Morton. L. Sandys.
E. Abercorn. L. Boston.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Kerr.
V. Wentworth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet To-morrow, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Urquhart to enter into Recognizance on Countess of Fise’s Appeal.

The House being moved, “That George Urquhart of Gray’s Inn Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for the Countess (fn. 3) Fise, on account of her Appeal depending in this House; the living in Scotland:”

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

Mrs. Burrowes’ Nat. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Mary Anne Amelie Burrowes;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

To prohibit the Exportation of Corn, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled. “An Act to prohibit, for a limited Time, the Exportation of Corn, Grain, Meal, Malt, Flour, Bread, Biscuit, and Starch, and also the Exctraction of Low Wines and Spirits from Wheat and Wheat Flour.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Importation of 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 Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, 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 Delamer reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

To amend an Act for repealing certain American Duties, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to amend fo much of an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, “An Act for repealing certain Duties in the British Colonies and Plantations granted by several Acts of Parliament, and also the Duties imposed by an Act made in the last Session of Parliament upon certain East India Goods imported from Great Britain, and for granting other Duties instead thereof; and for further encouraging, regulating, and securing, several Branches of the Trade of this Kingdom and the British Dominions in America,” as relates to the Exportation of Non-enumerated Goods from the British Colonies in America.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Jovis, vicesimum septimum diem instantis Novembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis fie decernentibus.

Die Jovis, 27o Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius. Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Duresm. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Atholl. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Landav. Dux Dorset. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Petriburg. Comes Abercorn. Ds. Trevor.
Comes Marchmont. Ds. Sandys.
Comes Gower. Ds. Grosvenor.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Viscount Wentworth. Ds. Boston.

PRAYERS.

Jeffreys to enter into Recognizance on Jeffreys’ Appeal.

The House being moved, “That William Harris Jeffreys Esquire may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Jeffreys Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife, on account of their Appeal depending in this House; they living at Berwick upon Tweed:”

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

Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on Hamilton & al. Appeal.

The House being moved, “That John Spottiswoode of The Inner Temple Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Eupbam Hamilton and others, on account of their Appeal depending in this House: they living in Scotland;”

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

To prohibit the Exportation of Corn, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to prohibit, for a limited Time, the Exportation of Corn, Grain, Meal, Malt, Flour, Bread, Biscuit, and Starch; and also the Extraction of Low Wines and Spirits from Wheat and Wheat Flour.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Importation of salt Provisions from Ire and, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue an Act made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, 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.

To amend an Act for regulating certain American Duties, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to amend so much of an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled’ “An Act for repealing certain Duties in the British Colonies and Plantations granted by several Acts of Parliament, and also the Duties imposed by an Act made in the last Session of Parliament upon certain East India Goods exported from Great Britain; and for granting other Duties instead thereof; and for further encouraging, regulating, and securing, several Branches of the Trade of this Kingdom and the British Dominions in America,” as relates to the Exportation of Non-enumerated Goods from the British Colonies in America”.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Oswald & al to qualify as Vice Treasurers or Ireland, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, An Act to enable the Right Honourable James Oswald, the Right Honourable James Grenville, and the Right Honourable Isaac Barré, to take, in Great Britain, the Oath of Office, as Vice Treasurer, and Receiver General, and Paymaster General, of all His Majesty's Revenues in the Kingdom of Ireland, and to qualify themselves for the Enjoyment of the said Offices.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Four pre ceding Bills.

And Messages were sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Montagu and Mr. Cudden:

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

Mrs Burrowes’ Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Mary Anne Amelie Burrowes.”

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

D. Atholl. L. d. Bp. London. L. d. Botetourt.
D. Dorset. L. Bp. Durham. L. Delamer.
E. Abercorn. L. Bp. Chichester. L. Cathcart.
E. Marchmont. L. Bp. Landaff. L. Trevor.
E. Gower. L. Sandys.
V. Wentworth. L. Grosvenor.
L. Boston.

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

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

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