House of Lords Journal Volume 31
December 1766

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 31: December 1766', Journal of the House of Lords volume 31: 1765-1767 (1767-1830), pp. 440-454. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113267 Date accessed: 28 July 2014.


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Die Martis, 2o Decembris.
Sir T. Delves to take the Name of Broughton, Bill. Mrs. Burrowes’ Nat. Bill. Westminster Bridge, Accounts delivered. Accourt of the Prices of Beef, &c. from the Victualling Office-delivered. Meredyth against Leslie: Pleadings proved. Dashwood’s Bill. Hammersley to enter into Recognizance on St. George’s Appeal. Stott’s Divorce Bill. To allow the Importation of com from America, Bill. To allow the Importation of com from any part of Europe, Bill. D. of Beaufort takes the Oaths. Hobson against Meade. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 3o Decembris.
D. of Montague against L. Beaulieu & al. Van Teylingen’s Nat. Bill. Agassiz and Scbutze’s Nat. Bill. Wright against L. Cadogan. Writs of Error: Norman against Inglis; and Ware & al. against Crowder. Van Teylingen’s Nat. Bill: Agassiz and Schutz’s Nat. Bill: Krauter & al. Petition to be added to it. Sir T. Delves to take the Name of Broughton, Bill: Message to H. C. with it. Mrs. Burrowes’s Nat. Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. To allow the Importation of Corn from America, Bill. To allow the Importation of Corn from any part of Europe, Bill. Krauter & al. take the Oaths for Naturalization. Adjourn. Die Jovis, 4o Decembris.
Klein takes the Oaths for Naturalization. Agassiz and Schutz’s Nat. Bill. Van Teylingen’s Nat. Bill. Scott’s Divorce Bill. To allow the Importation of Corn from America, Bill. To allow the Importation of Corn from any part of Europe, Bill. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 5o Decembris.
Wright against L. Cadogan & al. D. of Montagu against L. Beaulieu. E. of Roseberry against Forbes and Orr. Countess of Fife against Sir J. Sinclair. Van Teylingen’s Nat. Bill. Stott’s Divorce Bill. Talbot’s Petition referred to Judges. E. of Roseberry against Forbes and Orr. Countess of Fife against Sir J. Sinclair. To allow the Importation of Corn from America, Bill: To allow the Importation of Corn from any part of Europe, Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills. Malt Bill. Adjourn. Die Lunæ, 8o Decembris.
Bp. of Peterborough to preach on 30th January. Black Friars Bridge and Orphans Accompts, delivered. Wright against Ld. Cadogan; Judgement. Malt Bill. Causes removed. Agassiz and Schutz’s Nat. Bill. Van Teylingen’s Nat. Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Stott’s Divorce Bill: Message to H. C. with it. D. of Montagu against Ld. Beaulieuet Ux. Jeffreys against Reynous et Ux. Adjourn. Die Martis, 9o Decembris.
Cunyngham against Dalrymple. Ld. Beaulieu et al. against D. of Montag al Cross Appeal Agassiz and Schutz’s Nat Bill. Message to H. C. with it. Malt Bill. To indemnify Persons who advised an Embargo on Corn, Bill. Brecon Roads, Bill. To indemnify Persons Who advised an Embargo on Corn, Bill. Brecon Roads Bill. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 10o Decembris.
Ld. Beaulieu against D. of Montagu & al. Message from H. C. to return Agassiz and Schutz’s Nat. Bill. Brecon Roads Bill. Malt Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Pearce to enter into a Recognizance on Cunynhum s Appeal. D. of Montagu & al against. L. Beaulieu et al. et ? contra. Webb against Carew: Pleadings proved. For indemnifying persons who advised the Embargo Corn. Bill. Notice taken of words between the D. of Richmond and the L. Privy Seal. Adjourn. Die Jovis 11o Decembris.
Dukes of Glouceseter and Cumberland take the Oaths, &c. Commissioners of Land Tax of Forfar against the E. of Panmure and Robertson. Commissioners of Land Tax of Forfar against the E of panmure and Aikman et al. Commissioners of Land Tax of Forfar against E. of Panmure and Allerdice et al. Commissioners of Land Tax of Forfar against E. of panmure Manule et al. B econ Road, Bill. Lamert against Rolhston. Ware et against Crowdet Writ of Eiror Non Prosd with Costs. Norman against Inglis Write of Error Non Prosd with Cotls. To indemnify Persons who advised do Embargo on Corn, Bill. Tiverton &c Roads, Bill. Adjourn. Die Lunæ, 15o Decembris.
For indemnifying Persons who advised the Embargo on Corn, Bill: Brecon Roads, Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the preceding Bills. To obviate Doubts relating to Justices of the Peace taking the Oaths, Bill. Importation of Oats, &c. Bill. Swynford Bridge, Bill. Importation of Oats, &e. Bills To obviate Doubts relating to Justices of the Peace taking the Oaths, Bill: Message to H. C that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills. Tiverton, &c. Roads, Bill. Adjourn. Die Martis, 16o Decembris.
Cunningham against Dalrymple. Hamilton against Hamilton. Tiverton, &c. Roads, Bill. Dighton‘s Petition reserved to Judges. Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance for the Commissioners of the Lard Tax of Forsar. Jeffreys & Ux. against Reynods&Ux. Hamilton against Hamilton. Gilkie against Sheriff of Berwick. Burke to enter into Recognizance on Lambert‘s Appeal. Swynford Bridge, Bill. Causes removed. Bills passed by Commision. Adjourn. Footnotes

Die Martis, 2o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.
Epus. Litch.& Cov. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Grafton. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Beausort. Ds. Cat heart.
Epus. Asaphen. Dux Athol. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Norvicen. Dux Dorset. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Landav. Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Carliol. March. Rockingham. Ds. Harwich.
Epus. Petriburg. Comes Winchelsea. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Boston.
Comes Breadalbane. Ds. Lovelamp;Holland.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Granville.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Gower.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

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

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act ro enable Sir Thomas Delves Baronet and his Heirs Male to take the Name of Broughton,” 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 dire&ted him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Mrs. Burrowes’ Nat. Bill.

The Lord Delamer made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Mary Anne Amelie Burrowes,” was committed.

Westminster Bridge, Accounts 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 several Acts of Parliament, Two Books, containing,

“A State of the Proceedings of the Commissioners for building Westminster Bridge, from the 5th Day of February 1766, to the 26th Day of November following, inclusive.”

And also, “Accompts of the Treasurer to the Commissioners for building Westm’r Bridge, from the 10th Day of October 1765, to the 10th Day of October 1766; together with a Rent Roll, and an Account of Bridge Rents received, from 5th July 1765, to cth July 1766.”

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read, by the Clerk:

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

Accourt of the Prices of Beef, &c. from the Victualling Office-delivered.

The House being informed, “That a Person from the Victualling Office attended:”

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to an Order of the House of the 25th of November last,

“An Account of the Medium Prices given for Beef, Pork, and Wheat, bought at the Ports of London, Portsmouth, Chatham, and Dover, for victualling His Majesty’s Navy, for 21 Years; (videlicet,) from the 1st of January 1745, to the 1st of 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.”

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read, by the Clerk:

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

Meredyth against Leslie:

The House being informed, “That Walter Sweetman attended, in order to deliver in Copies of Pleadings and Proceedings in a Cause depending in this House, wherein Thomas Meredyth Esquire and others are Appellants, and Henry Leslie and others are Respondents.”

Pleadings proved.

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

And then he withdrew.

Dashwood’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for making more effectual an Act passed in the Third Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of Samuel Dashwood Esquire in Trustees, for railing Money to pay Debts and Encumbrances; and for providing an Equivalent or Compensation for the same to the Issue inheritable under his Marriage Settlement.”

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

D. Grafton. L. Bp. Durham.
D. Argyll. L. BP. Litch. & Cov. L. Botetourt.
D. Dorset. L. Bp. Norwich. L. Delamer.
D. Bridgewater. L. Bp. Landaff. L. Cathcart.
M. Rockingham. L. Sandys.
E. Winchelsea. L. Scarsdale.
E. Abercorn. L. Boston.
E. Breadalbane. L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Marchmont.
H. Pomfret.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Gower.
V. Wentworth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Wednesday the 17th Day of this Instant December, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Hammersley to enter into Recognizance on St. George’s Appeal.

The House being moved, “That Hugh Hamersley Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for the Reverend Dean Arthur Saint George, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he living in Ireland:

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

Stott’s Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second“Reading of the Bill, intituled,“An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Stott Esquire with Jane Stott his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and for hearing Counsel for and against the same:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And Mr. Cox appearing as Counsel for the Bill; but no Counsel appearing on Behalf of Mrs. Stott against it:

William Peacock was called, in order to prove Service of the Order; who, being sworn, acquainted the House, That he served Mrs. Stott personally with the Order of the House, for the Second Reading of the Bill, at Mr. Banner’s in Great Russell Street, on Tuesday the 25th of November last; and at the same Time delivered to her a true Copy of the Bill.

And then he was directed to withdraw.

Then the said Bill was read a Second Time.

And the Counsel was heard, in Support of the Bill, and to make out the Allegations thereof; and, in order to prove the Marriage, called

John Lambert; who, being sworn, produced a Copy of the Register of Marriages in the Parish of Saint Paul Covent Garden, in the Liberty of Westminster, 1755; whereby it appeared that John Stott was married to the said Jane Stott on the 28th Day of December 1755.

He was directed to withdraw.

And Sarah Parker was called in; and, being sworn, acquainted the House,“That she knew the said Mr. and Mrs. Stott; and that they cohabited and lived together as Man and Wife.”

She was directed to withdraw.

Then Alexander Kirkwood was called in; and, being sworn, acquainted the House, “That he sailed from England, with the said Mr. Stott, on the 17th of February 1758, to North America; and continued with him in America till the 14th of October 1759, when he left him at Quebec.”

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Sarah Parker was again called in; and acquainted the House,“That she lived as a Servant with Mrs. Stott, from May 1757, to June 1759; and that in June 1759 she saw her delivered of a Daughter.”

She was again directed to withdraw.

Then Mark Holman, Deputy Register of the Diocese of London, was called in; and, being sworn, produced the Definitive Sentence of Divorce of the Bishop of London’s Court against the said Mrs. Stott, for Adultery.

And the same was read.

He was directed to withdraw.

The Evidence being finished, the Counsel was directed to withdraw.

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.

To allow the Importation of com from America, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled,“An Act for allowing the Importation of Wheat and Wheat Flour from His Majesty’s Colonies in America into this Kingdom, for a limited Time, free of Duty;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

To allow the Importation of com from any part of Europe, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled,“An Act for allowing the Importation of Wheat and Wheat Flour from any Part of Europe into this Kingdom, for a limited Time, free of Duty;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

D. of Beaufort takes the Oaths.

Henry Duke of Beaufort 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 having received the Sacrament, to the Truth whereof Witnesses were sworn and examined.

Hobson against Meade.

A Petition of the Reverend Samuel Meade, Respondent in a Cause depending in this House, wherein Meade Hobson an Infant, by Samuel Hobson his Father and Guardian, is Appellant, was presented, and read; setting forth,“That this Cause stands to be heard the Third in Course; and that the Person employed to bring over the Petitioner’s Papers from Ireland is not arrived, although such Papers were delivered to him several Months ago;” and therefore praying, “In regard it will be impossible for the Petitioner to be prepared for the Hearing, for Want of his Papers, that the same may be put off till after the Recess at Christmas.

And thereupon the Agent for the Respondent was called in, and heard at the Bar.

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off till the 2d Cause-day after the Recess; and that the Cause which stands appointed to be heard on that Day be put off till the next Cause-day; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Adjourn.

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

Die Mercurii, 3o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm. Ds Camden, Cancellarius.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Wycombe, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Wigorn. Dux Beaufort.
Epus. Asaphen. Dux Athol.
Epus. Landav. Dux Dorset. Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Petriburg. Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Delamer.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Cathcart.
Comes Morton. Ds. Trevor.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Cadogan.
Comes Breadalbane. Ds. Sandys.
Comes Marchmont. Ds. Fortescue.
Comes Waldegrave. Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Gower. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Powis. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Temple. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Hardwicke. Ds. Boston.
Comes Delawar. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

D. of Montague against L. Beaulieu & al.

The Answer of Cutts Maidwell Esquire, One of the Respondents to the Appeal of his Grace the Duke of Montagu and others, was this Day brought in:

As was also, the Answer of the Reverend Cutts Barton Doctor in Divinity, Asheton Curzon, and John Newton, Esquires, Three of the Respondents to the same Appeal:

And also, the Answer of Edward Montagu and William Folkes, Two other Respondents to the same Appeal.

Van Teylingen’s Nat. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing (fn. 1) Christian Van Teylingen;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Agassiz and Scbutze’s Nat. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled,“An Act for naturalizing “Lewis Agassiz and John Samuel Schutze;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wright against L. Cadogan.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein William Wright Esquire is Appellant, and Charles Lord Cadogan and others are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till Friday next; and that the Cause which stands for that Day be put off till Monday next; and the rest of the Causes removed in Course.

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:

Norman against Inglis;

In one of which,

Samuel Norman is Plaintiff,

and

William Inglis is Defendant;

and in the other,

and Ware & al. against Crowder.

Isaac Ware and others are Plaintiffs,

and

Mary Gowder, Assignee of Samuel Turner Esquire,

One of the Sheriffs of London, is Defendant.

Van Teylingen’s Nat. Bill:

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Christian Van Teylingen.

Agassiz and Schutz’s Nat. Bill:

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled,“An Act for naturalizing Lewis Agassiz and John Samuel Schutze.

Krauter & al. Petition to be added to it.

A Petition of Philip David Krauter, Ferdinand de Mierre, and Joshua Rougemont;

Also, a Petition of Christian Godfrey Klein;

Were presented, and read; praying,“That their Names may be inserted in the Bill, intituled, An Act for naturalizing Lewis Agassiz and John Samuel Schutz.

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

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

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled,“An Act to enable Sir Thomas Delves Baronet and his Heirs Male to take the Name of Broughton.

The Question was put,“Whether this Bill 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. Holford and Mr. Harris:

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereto.

Mrs. Burrowes’s Nat. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Mary Ann Amelie Burrowes.

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 the same Messengers:

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

To allow the Importation of Corn from America, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for allowing the Importation of Wheat and Wheat Flour from His Majesty’s Colonies in America into this Kingdom, for a limited Time, free of Duty.”

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 allow the Importation of Corn from any part of Europe, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for allowing the Importation of Wheat and Wheat Flour from any Part of Europe into this Kingdom, for a limited Time, free of Duty.”

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.

Krauter & al. take the Oaths for Naturalization.

Philip David Krauter, Ferdinand de Mierre, and Joshua Rougemont, took the Oaths appointed; in order to their Naturalization.

Adjourn.

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

Die Jovis, 4o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Litchi & Cov. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.
Epus. Wigorn. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Asaphen. Dux Grafton. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Landav. Dux Bolton. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Dorset. Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Harwich.
Comes Peterborow. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Winchelsea. Ds. Boston.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Gower.
Comes Hardwicke.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Klein takes the Oaths for Naturalization.

John Godfrey Klein took the Oaths appointed, in order to his Naturalization.

Agassiz and Schutz’s Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Lewis Agassiz and John Samuel Schutz.

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

D. Grafton. L. d. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. d. Botetourt.
D. Bolton.
D. Dorset. L. Bp. Asaph. L. Cathcart.
E. Peterborow. L. Bp. Landaff. L. Sandys.
E. Winchelsea. L. Bp. Carlisle. L. Harwich.
E. Abercorn. L. Boston.
E. Marchmont.
E. Gower.
E. Hardwicke.
V. Wentworth.

Their Lordship, 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.

Ordered, That the Petition of Philip David Krauter, Ferdinand de Mierre, and Joshua Rougemont, and also the Petition of John Godfrey Klein, praying,“That their Names may be inserted in the last-mentioned Bill,” be referred to the said Committee.

Van Teylingen’s Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled,“An Act for naturalizing Christian Van Teylingen.

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Scott’s Divorce Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled,“An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Stott Esquire with Jane Stott his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Delamer reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto; which he was ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same.”

Ordered, That the said Report be received To-morrow.

To allow the Importation of Corn from America, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for allowing the Importation of Wheat and Wheat Flour from His Majesty’s Colonies in America into this Kingdom, for a Limited Time, free of Duty.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

To allow the Importation of Corn from any part of Europe, Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled,“An Act for allowing the Importation of Wheat and Wheat Flour any part of Europe into this Kingdom, for a limited Time, free of Duty.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Adjourn.

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

Die Veneris, 5o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius. Ds. Wycombe, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Landav. Comes Northington, Præses.
Dux Grafton. Ds. Botetourt.
Dux Beaufort. Ds. Delamer.
Dux Bolton. Ds. Cathcart.
Dux Athol. Ds. Trevor.
Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Bathurst.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Cadogan.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius. Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Winchelsea. Ds. Vere.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Holdernesse. Ds. Harwich.
Comes Cholmondeley. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Breadalbane. Ds. Boston.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Gower.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Wright against L. Cadogan & al.

After hearing Counsel further, in the Cause wherein William Wright Esquire is Appellant, and Charles. Lord Cadogan and others are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause he adjourned till Monday next; and that the Cause appointed for that Day be put off till Wednesday next, and the rest of the. Causes removed in Course.

D. of Montagu against L. Beaulieu.

The Answer of Thomas Dummer Esquire, One of the Respondents to the Appeal of his Grace the Duke of Montagu and other, was this Day brought in:

E. of Roseberry against Forbes and Orr.

As was also, the Answer of William Forbes and Alexander Orr, Writers to the Signet, Two of the Respondents to the Appeal of Neil Earl of Roseberry;

Countess of Fife against Sir J. Sinclair.

And also, the Answer of Sir John Sinclair of Stevenson Baronet, to the Appeal of the Countess (fn. 2) Fife and her Husband.

Van Teylingen’s Nat. Bill.

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled,“An Act for naturalizing Christian Van Teylingen,” was commuted: 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 directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.

Stott’s Divorce Bill.

The Lord Delamer (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled,“An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Stott Esquire with Jane Stott his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

And the same, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

Talbot’s Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Talbot the Elder of Margam in the County of Glamorgan Esquire, and John Talbot the Younger of Lacock in the County of Wilts Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for raising a Sum of Money, not exceeding Twelve Thousand Pounds, for discharging the Debts and Encumbrances in the Petition mentioned, by Sale, or Mortgage of a competent Part of the Premises in the Petition also 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. Justice Clive; 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.

E. of Roseberry against Forbes and Orr.

The House being moved,“That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Neill Earl of Roseberry is Appellant, and William Forbes and Alexander Orr 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.

Countess of Fife against Sir J. Sinclair.

The House being moved,“That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein the Countess of Fife and her Husband are Appellants, and Sir John Sinclair of Stevenson 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.

To allow the Importation of Corn from America, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled,“An Act for allowing the Importation of Wheat and Wheat Flour from His Majesty’s Colonies in America into this Kingdom, for a limited Time, free of Duty.”

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

To allow the Importation of Corn from any part of Europe, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for allowing the Importation of Wheat and Wheat Flour from any Part of Europe into this Kingdom, for a limited Time, free of Duty.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Malt Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled,“An Act for continuing, and granting to His Majesty, certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-seven;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

Die Lunæ, 8o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.
Ds. Wycombe, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Elien. Comes Northington, Præses.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Wigorn. Dux Beaufort. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Landav. Dux Athol. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Dorset. Ds. Trevor.
Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Masham.
Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Cadogan.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Sandys.
Comes Winchelsea. Ds. Fortescue.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Harwich.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Breadalbane. Ds. Boston.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Bp. of Peterborough to preach on 30th January.

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

Black Friars Bridge and Orphans

The House being informed, “That the Chamberlain of the City of London attended:”

Accompts, delivered.

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to Acts of Parliament.

“An Accompt of Money received and paid in Pursuance of the Act of Parliament for building a Bridge cross the River Thames, from Black Fryars in the City of London, to the opposite Side in the County of Surrey, from the Fifth Day of July 1765, exclusive, to the Fifth Day of July 1766, inclusive.”

Also,“An Accompt of the Surplus of the Fund for the Relief of the Orphans and other Creditors of the City of London, on the 5th Day of July 1766.”

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Wright against Ld. Cadogan; Judgement.

After hearing Counsel, as well on Wednesday and Friday last as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of John Wright Esquire; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery, of the 14th of November 1764; and praying, That the same might be reversed or altered, or that the Appellant might have such Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships shall seem just:” As also upon the Answer or the Right Honourable Charles Lord Cadogan, Sir Henry Englefield Baronet, Peter Holford Esquire, Catherne Maria Holford his Daughter, Thadee O’Flaherty and Mary his Wife, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

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 Decree therein complained of be, and the same is hereby, affirmed.

Malt Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing, and granting to His Majesty, certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year 1767.”

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.

Causes removed.

Ordered, That the Cause which stands for Wednesday next be put off to the Third Cause after the Recess; and that the Cause which stands for Friday next do stand the Fourth after the Recess; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Agassiz and Schutz’s Nat. Bill.

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled,“An Aft for naturalizing Lewis Agassiz and John Samuel Schutz,” was committed:“That they had considered the said Bill, and also the Two Petitions to them referred, 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.

Van Teylingen’s Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled “An Act for naturalizing Christian Van Teylingen.

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. Browning and Mr. Anguish:

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

Stott’s Divorce Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled,“An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Stott Esquire with Jane Stott his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereto.

D. of Montagu against Ld. Beaulieuet Ux.

The Answer of Edward Lord Beaulieu and Isabella Lady Beaulieu his Wife, to the Appeal of his Grace the Duke of Montagu and others, was this Day brought in 6/22/2007:

As was also, the Answer of the Honourable John Montagu Esquire and the Honourable Isabella Montagu Spinster, Infants, by the Right Honourabe George William Earl of Coventry their Guardian, Respondents to the same Appeal:

Jeffreys against Reynous et Ux.

And also, the Answer of Isaac Reynous Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife, Respondents to the Appeal of John Jeffreys Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, nonum diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Auloræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Martis, 9o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius. Ds. Wycombe. Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norvicen. Dux Richmond.
Epus. Lincoln. Dux Grafton. Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Bolton. Ds. Botetourt.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Delamer.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius. Ds. Cathcart.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Trevor.
Comes Winchelsea. Ds. Sandys.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Morton. Ds. Vere.
Comes Breadalbane. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Temple.
Comes Hardwicke.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Cunyngham against Dalrymple.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Daniel Cunynhame Esquire, only Son now in Life of the deceased Robert Cunynhame of Cayon Esquire, in the Island of St. Chrstopher’s; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Court of Session in Scotland, of the 25th Day of November 1766; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered; or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that Hew Dalrymple now of Nunraw may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Hew Dalrymple may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 6th Day of January next; and Service of this Order on the said Respondent, or on any of his known Agents or Procurators in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Ld. Beaulieu et al. against D. of Montag al Cross Appeal

Upon reading the Petition and Cross Appeal of the Right Honourable Edward Lord Beaulieu Baron Beaulieu Knight of the most Honourable Order of the Bath, and the Right Honourable Isabella Lady Beaulieu his Wife one of the Two Daughters and Coheiresses of the most Noble John Duke of Montagu, deceased, and One of the Grand-daughters of the most Noble Ralph Duke of Montagu, deceased; complaining of Part of a Decree of the Court of Chancery, of the 7th Day of May 1766; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that George Duke of Montagu and Mary Dutchess of Montagu his Wife, John Lord Montagu of Boughton commonly called Lord Marquis of Monthermer, Lady Elizabeth Montagu, Edward Montagu, William Folkes, Thomas Dummer, Cutts Barton, Asheton Curzon, John Newton, Cutts Maidwell, John Montagu, and Isabella Montagu, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said George Duke of Montagu and Mary Dutchess of Montagu 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 Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 23d Day of this Instant December.

Agassiz and Schutz’s Nat Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled,“An Act for naturalizing Lewis Agassiz and John Samuel Schutz.

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. Anguish:

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

Malt Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled,“An Act for continuing, and granting to His Majesty, certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-seven.”

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 indemnify Persons who advised an Embargo on Corn, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for indemnifying such Persons as have acted for the Service of the Publick, in advising or carrying into Execution the Order of Council, of the 26th Day of September last, for laying an Embargo on all Ships laden with Wheat or Wheat Flour; and for preventing Suits in Consequence of the said Embargo;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Brecon Roads, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Herbert Lloyd and others:

With a Bill, intituled,“An Act for repairing and widening several Roads in the County of Brecon;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

To indemnify Persons Who advised an Embargo on Corn, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled,“An Act for indemnifying such Persons as have acted for the Service of the Publick, in advising or carrying into Execution the Order of Council, of the Twenty-sixth Day of September last, for laying an Embargo on all Ships laden with Wheat or Wheat Flour; and for preventing Suits in Consequence of the said Embargo.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time To-morrow; and the Lords to be summoned.

Brecon Roads Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled,“An Act for repairing and widening several Roads in the County of Brecon.

Adjourn.

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

Die Mercurii, 10o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux York.
Dux Gloucester.
Arch. Ebor. Dux Cumberland.
Epus. Londin. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.
Epus. Duresm. Ds. Wycombe, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Winton. Comes Northington, Præses.
Epus. Bath, & Wells.
Epus. Sarum. Comes Chatham, C. P. S. Ds. Lc Despencer.
Epus. Litch & Cov. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Richmond. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Wigorn. Dux Grafton. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Beauford. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Asaphen. Dux Bolton. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Norvicen. Dux Bedford. Ds. Bathurst.
Epus. Landav. Dux Athol. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Dux Ancaster. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Lincoln. Dux Manchester. Ds. Bruce.
Epus. Bristol. Dux Dorset. Ds. Fortescue.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Ravensworth.
Dux Montagu. Ds. Vere.
Ds. Hyde.
March. Rockingham.- Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius. Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Grosvenor.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Boston.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Peterborow. Ds. Bealieu.
Comes Winchelsea.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Bute.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Gower.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Delawar.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Ld. Beaulieu against D. of Montagu & al.

The Answer of his Grace the Duke of Montagu and Mary Dutchess of Montagu his Wife, and the Right Honourable John Lord Montagu of Boughton commonly called Lord Marquis of Monthermer, and Lady Elizabeth Montagu, Four of the Respondents to the Cross Appeal of Lord Beaulieu and others, was this Day brought in.

As was also, the Answer of Edward Montagu and William Folkes, Two other Respondents to the same Appeal.

Message from H. C. to return Agassiz and Schutz’s Nat. Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Jarrit Smith and others:

To return the Bill, intituled,“An Act for naturalizing Lewis Agassiz and John Samuel Schutz;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Brecon Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled,“An Act for repairing and widening several Roads in the County of Brecon

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

L. President. L. Bp. London.
L. Privy Seal. L. Botetourt.
D. Richmond. L. Bp. Durham. L. Delamer.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Trevor.
D. Bedford.
D. Athol. L. Bp. Chester. L. Masham.
D. Bridgewater. L. Bp. Lincoln. L. Sandys.
L. Bruce.
L. Steward. L. Vere.
E. Suffolk. L. Hyde.
E. Winchelsea. L. Grantham.
E. Litchfield. L. Boston.
E. Coventry.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Cower.
Vic. Falmouth.

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.

Malt Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing, and granting to His Majesty, certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-seven.”

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. Browning and Mr. Anguish:

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

Pearce to enter into a Recognizance on Cunynhum s Appeal.

The House being moved,“That Charles Pearce of London Merchant may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Daniel Cunynhame, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he living in Shropshire:”

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

D. of Montagu & al against.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein His Grace George Duke of Montagu and others are Appellants,

L. Beaulieu et al. et ? contra.

and the Right Honourable Edward Lord Beaulieu and others are Respondents; et e contra:

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.

Webb against Carew: Pleadings proved.

The House being informed,“That John Woods attended, in order to deliver in Copies of Pleadings and Proceedings, in a Cause depending in this House, wherein Noah Webb is Appellant, and Shapland Carew and others are Respondents:”

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

And then he was directed to withdraw.

For indemnifying persons who advised the Embargo Corn. Bill.

The Order of the Day, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled,“An Act for indemnifying such Persons as have acted for the Service of the Publick, in advising or carrying into Execution the Order of Council, of the Twenty-sixth Day of September last, for laying an Embargo on all Ships laden with Wheat or Wheat Flour; and for preventing Suits in Consequence of the said Embargo;” and for the Lords to be summoned; being read:

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

Proposed,“To commit the Bill.”

After Debate;

The Question was put thereupon.

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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.

Notice taken of words between the D. of Richmond and the L. Privy Seal.

Notice was taken of some Words that passed in the Debate between the Duke of Richmond and the Lord Privy Seal: And thereupon the said Lords (being required thereto by the House) severally declared, upon: their Honour, “That they would not pursue any further Resentment upon Occasion of the Words that had passed between them.”

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque, ad ct in diem Jovis, undecimum diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Jovis 11o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales Præntes fuerunt:

Dux York. Ds. Wycombe, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Dux Gloucester.
Epus. Landav. Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Camden, Can cellanus. Ds. Botetourt.
Comes Northington, Præses.
Ds. Delamer. Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Sandys.
Dux Bolton. Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Cholmondeley. Ds. Boston.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Harwich.
Comes Breadalbane. Ds. Lovel & Holl’d.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Dukes of Glouceseter and Cumberland take the Oaths, &c.

Their Royal Highnesses William Duke of Gloucester and Henry Duke of Cumberland took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; their Royal Highnesses having first delivered at the Table Certificates of their receiving the Sacrament, to the Truth whereof Witnesses were sworn and examined.

Commissioners of Land Tax of Forfar against the E. of Panmure and Robertson.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of the Commissioners of the Land Tax of the County of Forfar; complaining or Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 15th and 20th of November, and 4th of December, 1766; and praying, “That the same may be reversed or altered, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that William Earl Panmure, and Darvid Robertson of Loretto, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said William Earl Panmure and David Robertson, may have a Copy or the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the 8th Day of January next, and Service of this Order upon any of their Agents before the said Court of Session in Scotland shall be deemed good Service.

Commissioners of Land Tax of Forfar against the E of panmure and Aikman et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of the Commissioners of the Land Tax of the County of Forfar; complaining of Three lnterlocutors of the Court of Session in Scotland, of the 15th and 29th of November, and 4th of December, 1766; and praying, That the same may be reversed or altered, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that William Earl Panmure, John Maule Esquire, Doctor James Aikman, John Kenny, and George Kyde, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said William Earl Panmure, John Maule, Doctor James Aikman, John Renny, and George Kyde, may haw a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the 8th Day of January next; and Service of this Order upon any of their Known Agents before the said Court of Session in Scotland Shall be deemed good Service.

Commissioners of Land Tax of Forfar against E. of Panmure and Allerdice et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of the Commissioners of the Land Tax of the County of Forfar; complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 15th and 29th of November, and 4th of December, 1766; and praying,“That the same may be reversed or altered, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that William Earl Panmure, Jahn Maule Esquire and Dravid Allardice, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said William Earl Panmure John Maule, David Moltson, and David Allardice, 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 8th Day of January next; and Service of this Older upon any of their Agents before the said Court of Session in Scotland shall be deemed good Service.

Upon reading the petition and Appeal of the Commissioners of the Land Tax of the County of Forfar; Complaning of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 15th and 29th of November, and 4th of December, 1766; and praying,“That the same may be reversed or altered, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that William Earl Panmure, James Miln and John Spence, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said William Earl Panmure, James Miln, and John Spence Junior, 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 8th Day of January next; and Service of this Order upon any of their known Agents before the Court of Session in Scotland shall be deemed good Service.

Commissioners of Land Tax of Forfar against E. of panmure Manule et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of the Commissioners of the Land Tax of the County of Forfar complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 15th and 29th of November, and 4th of December, 1766; and praying, That the same may be reversed or altered, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief m the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom shall seem meet and that William Earl Panmure John Maule Esquire, James Stewart, David Ogilvie, David Mudie, John Ogilvie, John Smith, John Bruce, and Mr. George Johnston may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said William Earl Pannure and the said 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 Thursday the 8th Day of January next; and Service of this Order upon any of their known Agents before the said Court of Session in Scotland shall be deemed good Service.

B econ Road, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled,“An Act for repairing and widening several Roads in the County of Brecon,”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 directed him to report the same to the. House, without any Amendment.”

Lamert against Rolhston.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Walter Lambert Esquire; complaining of a Decree and Order of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 20th and 22d of November, 1766; and praying,“That the same may be re-heard, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that Catherne Humfrey, otherwise Lambert, otherwise Rolliston, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Catherine Humfrey, otherwise Lambert, otherwise Rolliston, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in her Answer thereto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the 15th Day of January next; and Service of this Order on the said Respondent, or on her known Agent in the said Court of Chancery in Ireland, shall be deemed good Service.

Ware et against Crowdet Writ of Eiror Non Prosd with Costs.

Upon reading the Petition of Mary Crowder, Assignee of One of the Sheriffs of London, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Isaac Ware and others are Plaintiffs; praying, “In regard the Plaintiffs have not assigned Errors within the Time limited by the Standing Order of this House; 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 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 Plaintiffs in Error do pay, or cause to be paid, to the said Defendant in Error, the Sum of Twenty Pounds, for her Costs by reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgement.

Norman against Inglis Write of Error Non Prosd with Cotls.

Upon reading the Petition of William Inghs, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Samuel Norman is Plaintiff; praying, In regard the said Plaintiff hath 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 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 said Defendant in Error, the Sum or Twenty Pounds, for his Costs by reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgement.

To indemnify Persons who advised do Embargo on Corn, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled,“An Act for indemnifying such Persons as have acted for the Service of the Publick, in advising or carrying into Execution the Order of Council, of the Twenty-sixth Day of September last, for laying an Embargo on all Ships laden with Wheat or Wheat Flour; and for preventing Suits in Consequence of the said Embargo.”

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.”

Tiverton &c Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled,“An Act to continue the Term, and render more effectual an. Act passed in the Thirty-first Year of His late Majesty, for amending several Roads leading from the Town of Tiverton in the County of Devon; and for repairing and widening the Road from Buckley Bridge Croft, over Brukley Bridge, to the Sign of The Swan in the Town of Silverton, and also the Road from Brickley Wood Cross to Ford Village Water, in the said County;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

Die Lunæ, 15o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Comden, Cancellarius. Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Asaphen. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Lincoln. Comes Shaftesbury. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Carliol. Comes Abercorn. Ds. Trevor.
Comes Breadalbane. Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Marchmont. Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Ashburnham. Ds. Boston.
Comes Hardwicke.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

For indemnifying Persons who advised the Embargo on Corn, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled,“An Act for indemnifying such Persons as have acted for the Service of the Publick, in advising or carrying into Execution the Order of Council, of the Twenty-sixth Day of September last, for laying an Embargo on all Ships laden with Wheat or Wheat Flour; and for preventing Suits in Consequence of the said Embargo.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Brecon Roads, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled,“An Act’ for repairing and widening several Roads in the County of Brecon.”

The Question was put; Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

To obviate Doubts relating to Justices of the Peace taking the Oaths, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for obviating Doubts which have arisen with respect to so much of an Act made in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, (intituled, An Act to amend an Act passed in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, concerning the Qualification of Justices of the Peace, and for other Purposes therein mentioned,) as directs the taking of certain Oaths by Justices of the Peace on the issuing of any new Commission of the Peace;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Importation of Oats, &c. Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Frederick Campbell and others:

With a Bill, intituled, An Act for allowing the Importation of Oats and Oatmeal, Rye and Ryemeal, into this Kingdom, for a limited Time, free of Duty to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Swynford Bridge, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for building a Bridge cross the River Thames, from Swynford in the County of Berks, to Eynsham in the County of Oxford;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Importation of Oats, &e. Bills

Hodie 1a, 2a et 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for allowing the Importation of Oats and Oat-meal, Rye and Rye-meal, into this Kingdom, for a limited Time, free of Duty.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

To obviate Doubts relating to Justices of the Peace taking the Oaths, Bill:

Hodie 1a, 2a et 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for obviating Doubts which have arisen with respect to so much of an Act made in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act to amend an Act passed in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, concerning the Qualification of Justices of the Peace, and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” as directs the taking of certain Oaths by Justices of the Peace on the issuing of any new Commission of the Peace.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

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

Tiverton, &c. Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue the Term, and render more effectual an Act passed in the Thirty-first Year of His late Majesty, for amending several Roads leading from the Town of Tiverton, in the County of Devon; and for repairing and widening the Road from Brickley Bridge Cross, over Brickley Bridge, to the Sign of The Swan in the Town of Silverton; and also the Road from Brickley Wood Cross to Ford Village Water, in the said County.”

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

E. Shaftesbury. L. Bp. Litcb. & Cov.
E. Abercorn. L. Abergavenny.
E. Breadalbane. L. Bp. St. Asaph. L. Delamer.
E. Marchmont. L. Bp. Lincoln. L. Cathcart.
E. Ashburnham. L. Bp. Carlisle. L. Trevor.
E. Hardwicke. L. Ravensworth.
L. Ponsonby.
Vis. Wentworth. L. Boston.

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.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit praesens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, decimum sextum diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Aurorse, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Martis, 16o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Wycombe, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norvicen. Dux Athol.
Epus. Carliol. Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Delamer.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Boston.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Pomfret.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

Cunningham against Dalrymple.

The Answer of Hew Dalrymple of Nunraw Esquire, to the Appeal of Daniel Cuninghame, was this Day brought in:

Hamilton against Hamilton.

As was also, the Answer of Archibald Hamilton of Dalziel Esquire, to the Appeal of Eupham Hamilton and others.

Tiverton, &c. Roads, Bill.

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue the Term, and render more effectual an Act passed in the Thirty-first Year of His late Majesty, for amending several Roads leading from the Town of Tiverton in the County of Devon; and for repairing and widening the Road from Brickley Bridge Cross, over Brickley Bridge, to the Sign of The Swan in the Town of Silverton, and also the Road from Brickley Wood Cross to Ford Village Water, in the said County”, 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 directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment”.

Dighton‘s Petition reserved to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Elizabeth Dighton, Widow of John Dighton Gentleman, deceased, on Behalf of herself and James Lucy Dighton her Infant Son, and also of Hardinge Stracey Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for completing the Sale of an Estate in the Parish of Sherborn, in the County of Oxford; 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 Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Baron Adams; 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.

Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance for the Commissioners of the Lard Tax of Forsar.

The House being moved, “That John Spottiswoode of The Inner Temple Gentleman may be permitted to enter into Recognizances for the Commissioners of the Land Tax of the County of Forfar, on account of their Five Appeals depending in this House; they living in Scotland:”

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

Jeffreys & Ux. against Reynods&Ux.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein John Jeffreys Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife are Appellants, and Isaac Reynous Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife 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.

Hamilton against Hamilton.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Mrs. Eupham Hamilton Widow is Appellant, and Archibald Hamilton of Dalziel 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

Gilkie against Sheriff of Berwick.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein James Gilkie is Appellant, and the Sheriff of Berwickshire is Respondent, ex Parte; the Respondent not having put in an Answer, though peremptorily ordered so to do:”

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

Burke to enter into Recognizance on Lambert‘s Appeal.

The House being moved, “That John Burke of Mitre Court, Fleet Street, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Walter Lambert Esquire, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he living in Ireland:”

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

Swynford Bridge, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for building a Bridge cross the River Thames from Swynford in the County of Berks, to Eynsham in the County of Oxford.”

Causes removed.

Ordered, That the Cause which stands appointed to be heard on the First Day of Meeting after the Recels be put off to Wednesbury the 21st Day of January next; and that the Judges do then attend; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Bills passed by Commision.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, “That His Majesty had been pleased to issue a Commission to several Lords therein named, for declaring His Royal Assent to several Acts agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament”.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Then Four of the Lords Commissioners, being in their Robes, seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack; the Lord Chancellor in the Middle; with the Earl of Huntingdon and the Earl of Bristol on his Right Hand, and the Earl of Marchmont on his Left; commanded the Yeoman Usher to let the Commons know, “The Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House, to hear the Commission read.”

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

“My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,
His Majesty, not thinking fit to be personally present here at this Time, has been pleased to cause a Commission to be issued, under the Great Seal; and thereby given His Royal Assent to divers Acts, which have been agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament, the Titles whereof are particularly mentioned; and, by the said Commission, hath commanded us, in His Absence, to declare and notify His Royal Assent to the said several Acts, in the Presence of you the Lords and Commons assembled for that Purpose. Which Commission you will now hear read.”

Then the said Commission was read, by the Clerk, as follows:

GEORGE R.

“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 the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our Trusty and Well-beloved the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Boroughs, of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting. Whereas We have seen, and perfectly understood, divers and sundry Acts, agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and the Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue; (that is to say,) An Act for continuing, and granting to His Majesty, certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-seven: An Act for indemnifying such Persons as have acted for the Service of the Publick, in advising or carrying into Execution the Order of Council of the Twenty-sixth Day of September last, for laying an Embargo on all Ships laden with Wheat or Wheat Flour; and for preventing Suits in Consequence of the said Embargo: 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:” “An Act to continue an Act made in the 5th Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for Importation of Salted Beef, Pork Bacon, and Butter, front Ireland, for a limited Time:” “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 in Read 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:” “An Act for allowing the Importation of Wheat and Wheat Flour from His Majesty‘s Colonies in America into this Kingdom, for a limited Time, free of Duty:” An Act for allowing the Importation of Wheat and Wheat Flour from any Part of Europe into this Kingdom, for a limited Time, free of Duty:” “An Act for allowing the Importation of Oats and Oat-meal, Rye and Rye-meal, into this Kingdom, for a limited Time, free of Duty:” “An Act for obviating Doubts which have arisen with respect to so much of an Act made in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, (An Act to amend an Act passed in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, concerning the Qualification of Justices of the Peace, and for other Purposes therein mentioned), as directs the taking of certain Oaths by Justices of the Peace on the issuing of any new Commission of the Peace:” “An Act for repairing and widening several Roads in the County of Brecon:” 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:” “An Act for naturalizing Mary Anne Amelie Bur rowes:” “An Act for naturalizing Christian Van Teylingen:” “An Act for naturalizing Lewis Agassiz, John Samuel Schutz, Philip David Krauter, Joshua Rougemont, Ferdinand de Mierre, and Christian Godfrey Klein.” And albeit the said Acts by you Our said Subjects, the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto; yet, nevertheless, the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law, without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts: And forasmuch as, for divers Causes and Considerations, We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person, in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons; We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same; and, by the same, do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions, therein contained; and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence, and Provision, therein contained, from henceforth, shall be of the same Strength, Force, and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly, in the Presence of you all, assented to the same. And We do, by these Presents, declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern; commanding also, by these Presents, Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Charles Lord Camden Our Chancellor of Great Britain to seal these Our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain and also commanding the most Reverend Father in God Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Thomas Arch bishop of Canterbury Primate and Metropolitan of all England, Our said Chancellor of Great Britain, Our Right Trusty and Right Well beloved Cousins and Counsellors Robert Earl of Northington President of Our Council, William Earl of Chatham Keeper of Our Privy Seal, Francis Earl of Hertford Chamberlain of Our Household, Our Right Trusty and Right Entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton First Commissioner of Our Treasury, Thomas Duke of Leeds, John Duke of Rutland, Hugh Duke of Northumberland; Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors William Earl Talbot Steward of Our Household, Francis Earl of Huntingdon, Robert Earl of Holdernesse, Hugh Earl of Marchmont, George William Earl of Bristol Lieutenant General and General Governor of Our Kingdom of Ireland, Simon Earl Harcourt, John Earl Ligonier; and Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellors William Lord Wycombe, William Lord Mansfield Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us, Thomas Lord Grantham, and John Lord Lovell&Holland or any Three or more of them to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent, in Our Absence, in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament, there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts with such Terms and Word, in Our Name, as is requisite, and hath been accustomed for the same; and also to enrol these Our Letters Patent and the said Acts in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf. And, finally, We do declare and will, that, after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted, good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament and Laws, to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing, or Things, to the contrary there of notwithstanding. In Witness whereof, we have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

“Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Fifteenth Day of December, in the Seventh Year of Our Reign.
“By the King Himself signed with His own Hand”.
“Yorke&Yorke.”

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

“In Obedience to His Majesty‘s Commands, and by virtue of the Commission which has been now read, we do declare and notify to you, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons in Parliament assembled, That His Majesty hath given His Royal Assent to the several Acts in the Commission mentioned and the Clerks are required to pass the same, in the usual Form and Words.”

Then the Clerk Assistant, having received the Money Bill from the Hands of the Speaker, brought it to the Table; where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Title of that, and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow:

“1. An Act for Continuing, and granting to His, Majesty, certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-seven.”

To this Bill the Royal Assent was pronounced, by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words (vide licet,)

Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets, accepte leur Benevolence, etatnfile vcult.”

“2. An Act for indemnifying such Persons as have acted for the Service of the Publick, in advising or carrying into Execution the Order of Council of the Twenty-sixth Day of September last, for laying an Embargo on all Ships laden with Wheat and Wheat Flour; and for preventing Suits in Consequence of the said Embargo.”

“3. 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.”

“4. 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.”

“5. An Act [ (fn. 3) 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.”

“6. An Act for allowing the Importation of Wheat and Wheat Flour from His Majesty‘s Colonies in America into this Kingdom, for a limited Time, free of Duty.”

“7. An Act for allowing the Importation of Wheat and Wheat Flour from any Part of Europe into this Kingdom, for a limited Time, free of Duty.”

“8. An Act for allowing the Importation of Oats and Oat-meal, Rye and Rye-meal, into this Kingdom, for a limited Time, free of Duty.”

“9. An Act for obviating Doubts which have arisen with respect to so much of an Act made in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, (An Act to amend an Act passed in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, concerning the Qualification of Justices of the Peace; and for other Purposes therein mentioned), as directs the taking of certain Oaths by Justices of the Peace on the issuing of any new Commission of the Peace.”

“10. An Act for repairing and widening several Roads in the County of Brecon.”

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

Le Roy le veult.”

“11. 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.”

“12. An Act for naturalizing Mary Anne Amelie Burrowes.”

“13. An Act for naturalizing Christian Van Teylingen.”

“14. An Act for naturalizing Lewis Agassiz, John Samuel Schutz, Philip David Krauter, Joshua Rouge mont, Ferdinand de Mierre, and Christian Godfrey Klein.”

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

Soit fait comme il est desiré.

Then the Commons withdrew.

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

1 This afterwards occurs Christian.
2 Sic.
3 Bis in Originali.