House of Lords Journal Volume 31
May 1767, 21-31

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 31: May 1767, 21-31', Journal of the House of Lords volume 31: 1765-1767 (1767-1830), pp. 611-621. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113280 Date accessed: 31 October 2014.


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Die Veneris, 22o Maii;
Message from H. C. to return the E. of Radnor’s Bill. Persons who have omitted to qualify for Offices, &c. to indemnify, Bill. Oxerdon En Closure, Bill. Bedford Level, and Damage, Bill. Kirkby in Kendal, Enclosure, Bill. City of London, Bill. Message from H. C. to return Cogan’s Bill. Report of the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital, received. The King’s Answer to Address for Papers. Precedents declaring Acts, if Assembly in America void, laid before the House. General Highways, Bill. St. Ives Pier, Bill Address that Accounts of the Numbers of Papists in every Parish may be laid before the House. Proceedings of the Council, relating to the Act passed by the Governor, &c. of The Massachusetts Bay, considered. Adjourn. Die Lunæ, 25o Maii.
Window Duties in Scotland, Bill Avenue to the House of Commons. Bill. Enrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists, Bill. Persons who have neglected to qualify for Offices, Indemnity Bill. Oxendon Common, Bill. Bedford Level Drainage Bill. Kirkby in Kendal Enclosure, Bill. City of London, Bill. The King’s Answer to Address relating to Papists. Shernborn Common, Bill. Robert against Brown. Adjourn. Die Martis, 26o Maii.
Geodeere against Borrett. Broyle Park Enclosure, Bill. The King Consent to it Scamlesby Common, Bill. Broyle Park Enclosure’ Bill. Gascoyne to fell Bamberg Estate, Bill. Ayr Roads, Bill. Oxendon Common, Bill. Poyntz’s Bill Hoskins’s Bill. City of London, Bill. Window Dunes in Scotland, Bill. General Highways; Bill. Avenue to the House of Commons, Bill. Persons who have omitted to qualify for Offices, &c. to indemnity, Bill. Enrolment of Deeds and Wills of Papists, Bill: General Turnpike, Bill. For securing the Property or Prints, &c. Bill. Avt Roads, Bill: Message to H C. with an Amendment to it. Fish and Rabbits, Bill. Message from H. C. to return Willhamson’s Bill. Papers relating to the Act passed by the Governor, Council, and Assembly, of Massachusetts Bay, further Consideration. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 27o Maii.
Gascoigne to sell Bamber’s Estate, Bill. Poyntz’s Bill: Hoskins’s Bill: Message to H. C. with the Three preceding Bills. Broyle Park, Enclosure, Bill: Seamlesby Common, Bills Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills. For seeming the Property of Prints, &c Bill. Enrolment of Deeds and Wills of Papists, Bill. Window Duths in Scotland, Bill Avenue to the House of Commons, Bill, Persons who have neglected to qualify for Offices, Indemnity Bill. D. of St. Albane, Leave for a Bill: Bill lead. Papers concerning the State of the Pro vince of Quebec. To continue Laws relating to Uncustomed Goods, &c. Bill. Importation of Cochineal, &c. Bill. Bedford Level Drainage, Bill. Parish Poor Children within the Bills of Mortality, Bill. Message from H. C to return the Bill for Moyle to take the Name of Coply. Adjourn. Footnotes

Die Veneris, 22o Maii;

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar. Dux York. Ds. Wycombe, Untas.
Epus. Londin. Dux Gloucester. Primariorum Secretariorum.
Dux Cumberland.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Bath. & Wells. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius. Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Roffen. Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Comes Northington, Præses. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Cestrien. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Richmond. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Grafton. Ds. Berkeley Sir.
Epus. Norvicen. Dux Bolton. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Glocestr. Dux Bedford. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Landav. Dux Marlborough. Ds. Boyle.
Epus. Lincoln. Dux Argyll. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Exon. Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Petriburg. Dux Kingston. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Oxon. Dux Newcastle. Ds. King.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Portland. Ds. Monson.
Dux Manchester. Ds. Godolphin.
Dux Dorset. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Sandys.
Dux Northumb’land. Ds. Fortescue.
Dux Montagu. Ds. Ravensworth.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Ponsonby. Ds. Vere.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus. callus. Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius. Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Harwich.
Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Lyttellton.
Comes Lincoln. Ds. Sondes.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Grosvenor.
Comes Peterborow. Ds. Lovel & Holl’d.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Montagu.
Comes Essex. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Digby.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Poulett.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes, Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudon.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Powis.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Illchester.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Dudley &
Ward.

PRAYERS.

Message from H. C. to return the E. of Radnor’s Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting several Lands and Tenements, settled and entailed upon William Earl of Radnor and his Issue by the Wills of Jacob late Viscount Folkestone and Sir Edward des Bouverie Baronet deceased, in Trustees, to be fold; and for purchasing and settling other Lands and Hereditaments, in Lien thereof; and to empower the Tenants for Life to make such Leases as are therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Persons who have omitted to qualify for Offices, &c. to indemnify, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace, Deputy Lieutenants, and Officers of the Militia, or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or, having been stamped, have been lost or mislaid; and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; and to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indenture of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors;” to which they define the Concurrence of this House.

Oxerdon En Closure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Pastures, and Commons, within the Manor and Lordship, or Parish, of Great Oxendon, in the County of Northampton;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bedford Level, and Damage, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving Fen Lands and Low Grounds lying in The South Level, Part of the Great Level of the Fens commonly called Bedford Level, and in the County of Cambridge, between the River Cam otherwise Grant, West, and the Hard Lands of Bottisham, Swaffham, Bulbeck, and Swaffham Prior, East; and for empowering the Governor, Bailiffs, and Commonalty, of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level of the Fens, commonly called Bedford Level, to fell certain Fen Lands, lying within the Limits aforesaid, commonly called Invested Lands;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Kirkby in Kendal, Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for enclosing a Piece of Waste Ground in the Borough and Township of Kirkby in Kendal, for the Benefit of the Poor; and for cleansing and enlightening the Streets of the said Town; and for confirming a Rule or Order of Assize, and Order of the High Court of Chancery, relating to the Rates and Assessments to be raised, for Relief of the Poor, by the Inhabitants of the said Township, and the Owners of Lands called The Park and Castle Lands;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

City of London, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Ladbroke and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for compleating the Bridge cross the River Thames, from Blackfryars in the City of London, to the opposite Side in the County of Surrey, and the Avenues thereto on the London Side; for redeeming the Tolls on the said Bridge, and on London Bridge; for rebuilding the Goal of Newgate in the said City; for repairing The Royal Exchange within the same; for embanking Part of the North Side of the said River within certain Limits; and for further continuing, towards those Purposes, the Imposition of Six Pence per Chaldron or Ton of Coals and Culm, imported into the Port of the said City, established by an Act of the Fifth and Sixth Years of the Reign of King Williamand Queen Mary, and also for carrying on the new Pavements in the City and Liberties of Westminster, and Parishes adjacent; and in the Town and Borough of Southwark; “and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Message from H. C. to return Cogan’s Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for investing the undivided Parts of several Manors, Messages, Closes, Lands, Tenements, Tolls, and other Hereditaments, in the Counties of Leicester and Northampton, devised by the Will of John Cogan Surgeon “deceased, in Trustees, to be fold; and for applying the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses contained in the said Will;” and to acquaint this House, ’ that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Report of the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital, received.

The House being informed, “That Mr. Ibbetson, from the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital, attended:”

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to an Act of Parliament of the 8th Year of the Reign of His late Majesty,

“Report of the Commissioners of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, of what Money has been received from the Derwentwater Estate, between the 30th of November 1765 and lst December 1766, and of their Proceedings in carrying on the Building.”

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read, by the Clerk: Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table.

The King’s Answer to Address for Papers.

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

Precedents declaring Acts, if Assembly in America void, laid before the House.

The Lord Wycombe (by His Majesty’s Command) laid before the House,

“Copies of such Precedents as have been, or may be found, of Orders in Council declaring Acts of Assemblies in America to be null; illegal, or void, together with Reports of the several Attornies and Solicitors General, or either of them in similar Cases; together with a List thereof.”

Which was read, by the Clerk, as follows:

Virginia.
27th Oct’r, 1676. N o 1. Copy of a Proclamation for suppressing the Rebellion in Virginia, and for pardoning the Offenders; and declaring His Majesty’s Pleasure upon several Acts passed in the Assembly during that Time.”

“18th Jan’ry, 167 7/8. No 2. Copy of an Order in Council, approving a Report of the Committee for Trade and Plantations, proposing (amongst other Things) the abrogating Three Laws passed in Virginia, of Free Pardon, of Attainder, and for inflicting Pains, Penalties, and Fines, upon great Offenders; which Laws His Majesty declared should be, in due Time, abrogated and made void; and ordered Draughts of new Law’s to be prepared Here, in order to be transmitted to Virginia.”

Pensilvania.
31st Aug’t, 1699. N o; 3. Copy of, an Order in Council”, declaring an Act passed in Pensilvania, for preventing Frauds and regulating Abuses in Trade, null and void from the Time of making. the said Act; and like wise all other Acts which are or shall be made in the said Province contrary to the known Laws and Statutes of this Kingdom.”

Connecticut.
“15th Feb. 1727. No 4. Copy of an Order in Council, approving a Report of the Lords of the Committee of Council, upon the Appeal of John Winthrop, against Thomas Lechmere and his Wife; and declaring an Act passed in Connecticut, for the Settlement of Intestates Estates, to be null and void, and of no Force or Effect.”

New Jersey.
“21st July, 1749. No 5. Copy of a Report made by the Attorney and Solicitor General to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, upon an Act passed in New J ersey in 1749, to pardon the Persons guilty of the Insurrections, Riots, and Disorders, raised and committed in that Province; and also upon Four other Acts passed in that Province.”

“Note, the following Precedents were not laid before the Lords of the Council, having been found upon a Search made subsequent to the 9th Instant May 1767.

Carolina,
“10th June 1706. No 6. Copy of an Order in Council, declaring Two Acts passed in Carolina, relative to Religion, to be null and void; and requiring the Proprietors and Assembly not to permit the said Laws to be carried from thenceforward into Execution, but to declare the same null and void.

14th May 1718. No 7. Copy of an Order in Council, declaring an Act passed in Carolina, laying a Duty of £. 10. per Cent, upon all Goods of British Manufactory imported into that Province, to be null and void; and requiring the Proprietors and Assembly not to permit the said (fn. 1) Laws to be thenceforward carried into Execution, but to declare the same null and void; and that the Proprietors should reprimand their Governor for passing the said Act.”

Jamaica.
11th Feb. 1762. No 8. Copy of a Report of the Lords of the Committee of Council, upon Four Acts passed in Jamaica, in 1756, 1759, and 1761, for disallowing the Acts passed in 1756 and 1761, and also for disallowing the Act passed in 1759, the same being ipso facto null and void.
15th Febr’y. 1762. No 9. Copy of His Majesty’s Order in Council, made upon the aforegoing Report, signifying His Disallowance of the Acts passed in 1756 and 1761; and declaring the Act passed in 1759 ipso facto null and void.

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

General Highways, Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and reduce” into one Act of Parliament, the several Statutes now in being, for the Amendment and Preservation of the Publick Highways of this kingdom; and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” be read a Second Time on Tuesday next; and the Lords summoned.

St. Ives Pier, Bill

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act, for erecting a proper and convenient Pier at the Port of Saint, Ives, in the County of Cornwall, for the better Protection of Ships and Vessels resorting to the said Port.”

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

Ld. President. Ld. Bp. London.
D. Richmond, L. B. Durham. Ld. Abergavenny.
D. Bolton. L. B. Litch. & Cov. L. Botetourt.
D. Argyll.
Ld. Chamberlain. L. Willoughby Par.
L. B. Landaff. L. Cathcart.
L. B. Lincoln. L. Masham.
L. Huntingdon. L. Ducie.
E. Lincoln. L. Sandys.
E. Suffolk. L. Vere.
L. Sandwich. L. Harwich.
E. Litchfield. L. Grosvenor.
E. Eglintoun. L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Pomfret.
E. Gower.
E. Radnor.
Vis. Weymouth.
Vis. Dudley & Ward.

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

Address that Accounts of the Numbers of Papists in every Parish may be laid before the House.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, “That He will be Graciously pleased to give Directions to the Archbishops and Bishops, to procure from their Parochial Clergy, and in His Majesty’s Name, to require from all Persons inverted with Peculiar Jurisdictions, in their respective Dioceses, as correct: and complete Lists as can be obtained of the Papists, or reputed Papists, within the same; distinguishing their Parishes, Sexes, Ages, and Occupations, and how long they have been there resident; and that His Majesty will order such Lists to be laid before this House the First Day of the next Session of Parliament.”

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

Proceedings of the Council, relating to the Act passed by the Governor, &c. of The Massachusetts Bay, considered.

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into Consideration the several Papers laid before the House on Monday last, relating to the Proceedings of the Committee of Council, upon the Act passed by the Governor, Council, and Assembly, of Massachusetts Bay, pursuant to an Address to His Majesty; and for the Judges to attend:

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee, to consider of the said Papers; and that the Papers which were laid before this House this Day be referred to the said Committee.

Whereupon, the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee accordingly.

After some Time, the House was resumed.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Papers be adjourned till Tuesday next; and that the Lords be summoned; and that the Judges do then attend.

Adjourn.

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

Die Lunæ, 25o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Litch. &. Cov. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Landav. Comes Northington, Præses. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Petriburg. Ds. Masham.
Dux Grafton. Ds. Sandys.
Dux Bedford. Ds. Ravensworth.
Dux Dorset. Ds. Lyttelton.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudon.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Gower.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS

Window Duties in Scotland, Bill

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enforce, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, the Execution of an Act of the last Session of Parliament, intituled, “An Act for repealing the several Duties upon Houses, Windows, and Lights; and for granting to His Majesty other Duties upon Houses, Windows, and Lights; and for explaining the said Act.”

Avenue to the House of Commons. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for applying the Money granted in this Session of Parliament, for carrying on an additional Building, for a more commodious Passage to the House of Commons, from Saint Margaret’s Lane and Old Palace yard.”

Enrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for allowing further Time for Enrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists; and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers.”

Persons who have neglected to qualify for Offices, Indemnity Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace, Deputy Lieutenants,’ and Officers of the Militia, or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers, in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or, having been stamped, have been lost or mislaid, and for allowing Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; and to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors.”

Oxendon Common, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Pastures, and Commons, within the Manor and Lordship or Parish of Great Oxendon, in the County of Northampton

Bedford Level Drainage Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for draining and preferring Fen Lands and Low Grounds lying in The South Level, Part of the Great Level of the Fens, commonly called Bedford Level, and in the County of Cambridge, between the River Cam otherwise Grant, West, and the Hard Lands of Bottisham, Swaffham Bulbeck, and Swaffham Prior, East; and for empowering the Governor, Barliffs, and Commonalty, of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level of the Fens commonly called Bedford Level) to sell certain Fen Lands, lying within the Limits aforesaid, commonly called lnvested Lands.”

Kirkby in Kendal Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enclosing a Piece of Waste Ground, in the Borough and Township of Kirkby in Kendal, for the Benefit of the Poor) and for cleansing and enlightening the Streets of the said Town; and for confirming a Rule or Order of Assize, and Order of the High Court of Chancery; relating to the Rates and Assessments to be raised for Relief of the Poor, by the Inhabitants of the said Township, and the Owners of Lands called The Park and Castle Lands.”

City of London, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for compleating the Bridge cross the River Thames, from Black Fryars in the City of London, to the opposite Side in the County of Surrey, and the Avenues thereto on the London Side; for redeeming the Tolls on the said Bridge, and on London Bridge; for rebuilding the Gaol of Newgate in the said City; for repairing The Royal Exchange within” the same; for embanking Part of the North Side of the said River, within certain Limits; and for further continuing towards those Purposes the Imposition of Six-pence per Chaldron or Ton of Coals and Culm imported into the Port of the said City, established by an Act of the Fifth and Sixth Years of the Reign of King Williamand Queen Mary; and also for carrying on the new Pavements in the City and Liberties of Westminster and Parishes adjacent, and in the Town and Borough of Southwark; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;”

The King’s Answer to Address relating to Papists.

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

Shernborn Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Whole-year Lands and Pasture Grounds, Half-year Enclosures, Common Fields, and Common or Heath Ground, in the Parish of Shernborn, in the County of Norfolk.”

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

L. President. L. Bp. Durham. L. Botetourt.
D. Grafton. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Willoughby Par.
D. Dorset. L. Cathcart.
D. Bridgewater. L. Bp. Landaff. L. Masham.
L. Chamberlain. L. Bp. Peterborough; L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworths.
E. Suffolk. L. Lyttelton:
E. Denbeigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Sandwich.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Abercorn.
E. Loudon.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Gower.
V. Weymouth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

Their Lordships or any five of them; to meet on Thursday next, at Ten o’CIock in the Fore-noon, in the Prince’s Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Robert against Brown.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Reuben Roberts, Michael Creagh, Christopher Vowell. John Creagh, Richard Creagh, James Blackall, Ezekiel Wilson and Elizabeth his Wise; complaining of an Order of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, of the 13th of this Instant May; and praying, “That the same may be reversed or altered, or that the Appellant may have such Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that Patrick Brown and Mary his Wife may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Patrick Brown and Mary his Wife 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 29th Day of June next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents Agent in the said Court of Exchequer in Ireland shall be deemed good Service;

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, vicesimum sextum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Martis, 26o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Wycombe, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Winton. Dux Cumberland.
Epus. Eliens. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Comes Northington, Præses. Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Dacre.
Epus. Cestrien. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Richmond. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Sarum. Dux Grafton. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Bolton. Ds. Berkeley Sir.
Epus. Norvicen. Dux Bedford. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Glocestr. Dux Marlb’rough. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Landav. Dux Argyll. Ds. Boyle.
Epus. Lincoln. Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Carliol. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Exon. Dux Kingston. Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Petriburg. Dux Newcastle. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Portland. Ds. King.
Dux Manchester. Ds. Montfort.
Dux Chandos. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Dux Dorset. Ds. Sandys.
Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Fortescue.
Dux Northumb’land. Ds. Ravensworth.
Dux Montagu. Ds. Ponsonby.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Vere.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius. Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Sondes.
Comes Pembroke. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Lincoln.’ Ds. Grosvenor.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Exeter. Ds. Boston.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Lovel & Holl’d.
Comes Westmoreland. Ds. Montagu.
Comes Peterborow. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Winchelsea. Ds. Digby.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudon.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckingham shire.
Comes Powis.
Comes, Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Delawar.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Geodeere against Borrett.

The Answer of Trevor Borrett and Edward Borrett, toi the Appeal of John Goodeere Esquire, was this Day, brought in.

Broyle Park Enclosure, Bill. The King Consent to it

The Duke of Grafton acquainted the House, “That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and endoling a Parcel of Ground called Broyle Park, within the Manor of Ringmer in the County of Sussex was pleased to consent (as far as Elis Majesty’s Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

Scamlesby Common, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Scamlesby, in the County of Lincoln,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Broyle Park Enclosure’ Bill.

The Lord Botetourt also made the like Report from: the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a Parcel of Ground called Broyle Park, within the Manor of Ringmer, in the County of Sussex,” was committed.

Gascoyne to fell Bamberg Estate, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for Sale of divers Messages, Farms, Lands, and Tenements, in the County of Essex, entailed by the Will of Doctor John Bamber, deceased; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in Lieu thereof to the like Uses,” was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto.”

Which Amendment, being read Twice by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House, with an Amendment.

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

Ayr Roads, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for re pairing and widening several Roads in the County of Ayr,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto.”

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

Oxendon Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Pastures, and Commons, within the Manor and Lordship or Parish of Great Oxendon, in the County of Northampton.”

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

L. President. L. Bp. Durham. L. Botetourt.
D. Richmond. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Willoughby Par.
D. Bolton. L. Delamer.
D. Argyll. L. Bp. Bangor. L. Cathcart.
D. Portland. L. Bp. Landoff. L. Masham.
E. Huntingdon. L. Dude.
E. Pembroke. L. Sandys.
E. Donbigh. L. Ravensworth.
E. Winchelsea. L. Boston.
E. Sandwich. L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Plimouth.
E. Coventry.
E. Morton.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Harrington.
E. Gower.
E. Radnor.
V. Weymouth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

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

Poyntz’s Bill

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of William Poyntz Esquire in Trustees, to be sold, for discharging the Encumbrances affecting the same; and for applying the Remainder of the Money thereby raised in the Purchase of other Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses to which the said Estates flood settled; and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were sound to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Hoskins’s Bill.

The Lord Botetourt also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estate of William Hoskins Esquire, deceased, in the Counties of Surrey and Kent, in Trustees, to be fold, for discharging Money due upon a Mortgage of his Estate in Kent; called Hethenden Farm, and other Debts and Encumbrances; and for settling said Estate called Hethenden Farm, to disencumbered; to and for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned,” was committed:

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed;

City of London, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for compleating the Bridge cross the River Thames, from Black Fryars in the City of London, to the opposite Side in the County of Surrey, and the Avenues thereto on the London Side; for redeeming the Tolls on the said Bridge, and on London Bridge for rebuilding the Goal of Newgate in the said City; for repairing The Royal Exchange within the same; for embanking Part of the North Side of the said River, within certain Limits; and for further continuing, towards those Purposes, the imposition of Six Pence per Chaldron; or Ton, of Coals and Culm imported into the Port of the said City, established by an Act of the Fifth and Sixth Years of the Reign of King Williamand Queen Mary; and also for carrying on the new Pavements in the City and Liberties of Westminster and Parishes adjacent, and in the Town and Borough of Southwark; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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 Tuesday next.

Window Dunes in Scotland, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enforce, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, the Execution of an Act of the last Session of Parliament, intituled, “An Act for repealing the several Duties upon Houses, Windows, and Lights, and for granting to His Majesty other Duties upon Houses Windows, and Lights; and for explaining the said Act.”

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, Tomorrow.

General Highways; Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled’ “An Act to explain amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the several Statutes now in Being, for the Amendment and Preservation of the Publick Highways of this Kingdom; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:”

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Monday next, and the Lords summoned.

Avenue to the House of Commons, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for applying the Money granted in this Session of Parliament, for carrying on an additional Building for a more commodious Passage to the House of Commons from Saint Margaret’s Lane and Old Palace Yard.”

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, Tomorrow.

Persons who have omitted to qualify for Offices, &c. to indemnity, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace, Deputy Lieutenants, and Officers of the Militia, or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law; and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers, in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or, having been stamped, have been lost or mislaid; and for allowing Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; and to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors.”

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, Tomorrow.

Enrolment of Deeds and Wills of Papists, Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for allowing further Time for Enrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists; and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers.”

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, Tomorrow.

General Turnpike, Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the general Laws now in Being, for the regulating the Turnpike Roads of this Kingdom, and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” be read a Second Time on Monday next; and the Lords summoned.

For securing the Property or Prints, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act made in the Eighth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for Encouragement of the Arts of designing, engraving, and etching, Historical and other Points; and for vesting in and securing to Jane Hogarth Widow the Property of certain Prints;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Avt Roads, Bill:

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

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C. with an Amendment to it.

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

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

Fish and Rabbits, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Francis Vincent and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Fifth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, for the Preservation of Fish and Conies, so far as relates to the destroying of Fish, and to prevent the destroying of Conies in certain Sea Banks therein mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Message from H. C. to return Willhamson’s Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estate of Richard Williamson Esquire in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying the Money arising by such Sale for reimbursing the said Richard Williamson the Expenses he has been at in improving the said Estate; and other Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the (fn. 2) same, without any Amendment.

Papers relating to the Act passed by the Governor, Council, and Assembly, of Massachusetts Bay, further Consideration.

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into further Consideration the several Papers laid before the House, by His Majesty’s Command, relating to the Act passed by the Governor, Council, and Assembly, of Massachusetts Bay;

It was moved, “That the House be put into a Committee.”

The same was agreed to.

And the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee thereupon.

After some Time, the House was resumed.

Moved, “To adjourn.”

Accordingly,

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, vicesimum septimum diem instantis Maii, hora unde cima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Mercurii, 27o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius. Ds. Wycombe, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Glocestr. Comes Northington, Præses.
Epus. Landav.
Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Exon. Dux Richmond. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Petriburg. Dux Grafton. Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Bolton. Ds. Ducie.
Dux Bedford. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Dux Portland. Ds. Ravensworth.
Dux Northumberland. Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Hyde.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Harwich.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Sondes.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Holdernesse. Ds. Boston.
Ds. Vernon.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Powis.
Comes Temple.
Comes Ilchester.
Combs. Delawar.
Comes Spencer;
Viscount Weymouth.

PRAYERS.

Gascoigne to sell Bamber’s Estate, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled,” An Act for Sale of divers Messuages, Farms, Lands, and Tenements, in the County of Essex, entailed by the Will of Doctor John Bomber deceased, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in Lieu thereof, to the like Uses.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Poyntz’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of William Poyntz Esquire in Trustees, to be sold, for discharging the Encumbrances affecting the same; and for applying the Remainder of the Money thereby raised in the Purchase of other Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses to which the said Estates flood settled; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It Was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Hoskins’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An, Act for vesting Part of the settled Estate of William Hoskins Esquire, deceased, in the Counties of Surrey and Kent in Trustees, to be sold, for discharging Money due upon a Mortgage of his Estate in Kent, called Hetienden Farm, and other Debts and Encumbrances; and for settling said Estate called Hethenden Farm, so disencumbered, to and for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with the Three preceding Bills.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Montagu and Mr. Pechell:

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

Broyle Park, Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled,” An Act for dividing and enclosing a Parcel of Ground called Broyle Park, within the Manor of Ringmer, in the County of Sussex.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Seamlesby Common, Bills

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Scamlesby, in the County of Lincoln.”

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.

For seeming the Property of Prints, &c Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act made in the Eighth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for Encouragement of the Arts of designing, engraving, and etching, Historical and other Prints; and for vesting in and securing to Jane Hogarth Widow the Property in certain Prints.”

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 Monday next;

Enrolment of Deeds and Wills of Papists, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for allowing further Time for Enrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists; and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Window Duths in Scotland, Bill

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enforce, in that Part of “Great Britain called Scotland, the Execution of an “Act of the last Session of Parliament, intituled, “An “Act for repealing the several Duties upon Houses, Windows, and Lights; and for granting to His Majesty other Duties upon Houses, Windows, and Lights; and for explaining the said Act.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Avenue to the House of Commons, Bill,

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for applying the Money granted in this Session of Parliament for carrying on an additional Building for a more commodious Passage to the House of Commons, from Saint Margaret’s Lane and Old Palace Yard.”

After some Time the House was resumed.

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

Persons who have neglected to qualify for Offices, Indemnity Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace, Deputy Lieutenants, and Officers of the Militia, or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers, in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or, having been stamped, have been lost or mislaid, and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; and to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

D. of St. Albane, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of his Grace the Duke of St, Albans 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 lead.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Estates of George Duke of Saint Albans in Trustees, for railing Money to pay Debts; and for other purposes therein mentioned.”

Papers concerning the State of the Pro vince of Quebec.

The Lord Wycombe laid before the House pursuant to an Address to His Majesty, Copies of Papers relating to the State of Quebec; together with a List thereof.

Which was read, by the Clerk, as follows:

“No 1. Printed Copy of His Majesty’s Proclamation of the 7th of October, 1763.”

“No 2. Copy of Governor Murray’s Commission under the Great Seal, dated 21st Nov’r, 1763.”

“No 3. Copy of His Majesty’s Instructions to the Honourable James Murray Esquire, Governor of Quebec, dated 7th Decem’r, 1763.”

“No 4. Copy of an Ordinance for regulating and establishing the Courts of Judicature, Justices of the Peace, Quarter Sessions, Bailiffs, and other Matters relative to the Distribution of Justice in this Province, passed by the Honourable James Murray Esquire, Governor of the Province of Quebec, on the 17th Day of September, 1764.”

“No 5. Copy of Presentments of October Sessions, made at a Continuance thereof by Adjournment held at the Sessions House in the City of. Quebec, the 16th October, 1764,’ by the Grand Jury in and for the said District.”

“No 6. Copy of a Representation of His Majesty’s Canadian Subjects, Part of the said Grand Jury, to the Honourable James Murray Esquire, Governor of the Province of Quebec, dated October 20th, 1764.”

“No 7. Copy of an Address to the King of several of His Majesty’s Canadian Subjects, transmitted by Governor Murray, annexed to a Report of the Board of Trade, dated the 9th of January, 1765, and said before His Majesty in Council on the 1st of February, 1765.”

“No 8. Copy of a Report of His Majesty’s Attorney and Solicitor General to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated June 10th, 1765.”

“No 9. Copy of a Report of the Board of Trade, upon the Acts and Proceedings of the Governor and Council of Quebec, relative to the establishment of Courts of Judicature, and other Civil Constitutions, dated 2d Septem’r, 1765

“No 10. Copy of a Representation of the Board of Trade upon several Ordinances passed by the Governor and Council of Quebec, dated 24th Sept’r 1765.”

“No 11. Copy of an additional Instruction to the Honourable James Murray Esquire, Governor of Quebec, relative to Juries, dated 24th Febr’y, 1766.”

“No 12. Copy of a Report of the Board of Trade to the Lords of the Committee of His Majesty’s Privy Council, dated the 3d of June, 1766, transmitting a Draught of an additional Instruction to the Governor of Quebec, for constituting Courts of Judicature in that Province.”

“No 13. Copy of a Report of the Attorney and Solicitor General, relative to the Civil Government of the Province of Quebec, dated 14th April, 1766.”

“No 14. Copy of an Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council, dated the 13th of June, 1766, directing the Board of Trade to prepare fresh Instructions for the Governor of Quebec, agreeable to the Report of the Attorney and Sollicitor General, dated 14thApril, 1766.”

“No 15. Copy of the Minutes of the Proceedings of the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, relative to the Civil Government of the Province of Quebec, since the 13th of June, 1766.”

“No 16. Copy of the Articles of Capitulation, signed at Montreal, 8th Sept’r, 1760; and Translation.”

“No 17. Printed Copy and Translation of the Treaty of Peace of Paris, signed in 1763.”

“No 18. Copy of a Report of the Board of Trade, with a Plan for the Establishment of Ecclesiastical Affairs in Quebec.”

“No 19. Copy of a Letter from the Honourable James Murray Esquire Governor of the Province of Quebec, to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated October 29th, 1764.”

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

Ordered, That the said Papers be read on Monday next; and taken into Consideration on Tuesday next; and the Lords summoned.

To continue Laws relating to Uncustomed Goods, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue several Laws therein mentioned, relating to the clandestine Running of Uncustomed Goods, and preventing Frauds relating to the Customs; to prevent the clandestine Running of Goods, and the Danger of Infection thereby; to the granting Liberty to carry Rice from His Majesty’s Provinces of Carolina and Georgia in America, directly to any Part of Europe Southward of Cape Finisterre, in Ships built and navigated according to Law; and to the prohibiting the Importation of Books re-printed Abroad, and first composed, written, and printed, in Great Britain;”to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Importation of Cochineal, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue so much of an Act made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, as relates to the Free Importation of Cochineal and Indict; and for allowing the Bounties granted by any Acts of Parliament now in Being, upon the Exportation of Corn and Malt declared or made for Exportation, and Barley steeped and entered at the Excise Office to be made into Malt for Exportation, before a limited Time;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Bedford Level Drainage, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving Fen Lands and Low Grounds lying in the South Level Part of the Great Level of, the Fens, commonly called Bedford Level, and in the County of Cambridge, between the River Cam otherwise Grant, West, and the Hard Lands of Bottisham, Swaffham Bulbeck, and Swaffham Prior, East; and for empowering the Governor, Bailiffs, and Commonalty, of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level of the Fens, commonly called Bedford Level, to fell certain Fen Lands lying within the Limits aforesaid, commonly called Invested Lands.”

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

L. President. L. Bp. Bangor. L Botetourt.
D. Richmond. L. Bp. Norwich. L. Cathcart.
D. Bolton. L. Bp. Landaff. L. Ducie.
D. Bedford. L. Bp. Exeter. L. Sandys.
E. Suffolk. L. Ravensworth.
E. Denbigh. L. Hyde.
E. Sandwich. L. Boston.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Gower.
E. Spencer.
V. Weymouth.

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

Parish Poor Children within the Bills of Mortality, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better Regulation of the Parish Poor Children of the several Parishes therein mentioned, within the Bills of Mortality;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C to return the Bill for Moyle to take the Name of Coply.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Joseph Copley Esquire (lately called Joseph Moyle) and his Issue to take, use, and bear, the Surname and Arms of Copley, pursuant to the Will of Lionel Copley Esquire deceased;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

1 Sic.
2 Orign. House.