House of Lords Journal Volume 31
June 1767, 1-10

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 31: June 1767, 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 31: 1765-1767 (1767-1830), pp. 622-632. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113281 Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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Die Lunæ, 1o Junii.
Importation of Cochineal, &c. Bill. Dowding’s Bill. Wicker’s Bill. Kensington, Chelsea, &c. Roads, Bill. Oxendon Enclosure, Bill. Dowding’s Bill: Wicker’s Bill: Message to H. C. with the Two preceding Bills. Saint Ives Pier, Bill. Shernborn Common, Bill. Saint Ives Pier, Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Lamack; Leave for a Bill: Bill read. General Highways, Bill. East India Dividends Bill. General Turnpike Bill. East India Company Papers to be laid before the House. East India Company Dividend, Bill. Kirkby in Kendal Enclosure, Bill. D. of St. Alban’s Bill Chairman, &c. of East India Company to attend. Kirkby in Kendal Enclosure, Bill; the King’s Consent to it. River Lee, Navigation, Bill. Quebec Papers, Consideration of: Gen. Murray to attend. For securing the Property of prints, Bill, Sir H. Hartstonge to enter into Recognisance on the Appeal ot Roberts & al. Persons who have neglected to quality for Offices, Indemnity, Bill: Duties on Windows in Scotland, Bill: Avenue to the House ot Commons, Bill: Enrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists, Bill: Message to H C. that the Lords have agreed to the four preceding Bills. Continuing Laws, relating to uncustomed Goods, &c. Bill. Adjourn. Die Martis, 2o Junii.
Haute Huntre Fen, Bill. Parish Poor Children, within the Bills of Mortality, Bill. City of London, Bill. Continuing Laws, relating to Uncustomed Goods, &c. Bill. Importation of Cochineal, &c. Bill. River Lee, Navigation, Bill. Kensington, Chelsea, &c. Roads, Bill. Shernborn Common Bill: To secure the Property of Prints, Bill; Oxendon Common, Bill; Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills. Borrett & al. against Goodere. Quebec Papers. Consideration of: Resolution, That the Province is in Want of Regulations relating to its Government. East India Directors, &c. to attend. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 3o Junii.
Bedford Level Dainage, Bill. River Lee, Navigation, Bill. Kirkby in Kendal, Enclosure, Bill. Kensington, Chelsea, Sec. Roads, Bill, American Mutiny Bill. Message from H, C. to return Heyman’s Nat. Bill; and Booth’s Bill. Papers relating to the East India Company’s Debts, &c. Delivered. Papers relating to Georgia laid before the House. East India Company Dividend, Bill: Petition of the East India Company, to be heard by Counsel against it. Haute Huntre Fen, Bill. Persons to at tend an the East India. Dividends, Bill: General Highways, Bill. General Turnpike, Bill. Parish Poor Children, within the Bills of Morality, Bill. City of London, Bill: River Lee. Navigation, Bill: Kensington, Chelsea, &c. Road, Bill: Continuing Laws relating to Uncustomed Goods, &c. Bill: Importation of Cochineal, &c. Bill: Parish Poor Children, within the Bills of Mortality, Bill: Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Six preceding Bills. Person to attend on E. India Dividend Bill. Writs of Error: Hunter against Axe; Atkyns against Veale; and Cooper against Doe. Adjourn. Footnotes

Die Lunæ, 1o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Winton. Dux York. Ds. Wycombe, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Raffen. Dux Gloucester.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Dux Cumberland.
Epus. Cicestrien. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius. Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Bangor. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Landav. Dux Richmond. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Lincoln. Dux Gr Acton. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Beaufort. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Dux Bolton. Ds. Cathcart.
Dux Bedford. Ds. Trevor.
Dux Argyll. Ds. Masham.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Dux Newcastle. Ds. King.
Dux Portland. Ds. Godolphin.
Dux Manchester. Ds. Chedworth.
Dux Chandos. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Dux Dorset. Ds. Sandys.
Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Bruce. ’
March. Rockingham. Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Vere.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius. Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Harwich.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Peterborow. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Thanet. Ds. Boston.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Lovel & Holl’d.
Comes Holdernesse. Ds. Montagu.
Comes Scarbrough. Ds. Digby.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudon.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Orford.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Powis.
Comes Temple.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Delawar.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Importation of Cochineal, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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.”

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.

Dowding’s Bill.

The Earl of Oxford reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the settled Estates of Susannah Dowding Widow, in the Counties of Kent and Sussex, in Trustees, to be sold; and for securing the Monies to be paid for the same upon the Trusts, and for the Purposes, in the Act mentioned,” 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,”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Wicker’s Bill.

The Earl of Oxford also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Sussex, Surrey, and Kent, Part of the settled Estate of John Wicker Esquire, in him, his Heirs, Executors, and Administrators; and for settling the Manor of Knepp alias Knapp, and divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Sussex, being the Estate of the said John Wicker, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof,” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Kensington, Chelsea, &c. Roads, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir William Beauchamp Proctor and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue and render more effectual several Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Roads in the Parishes of Kensington, Chelsea, and Fulham, and other Parishes therein mentioned, in the County of Middlesex, and for lighting and watering the said Roads; and for paving the Street and Highway and Footways in Kensington, and for lighting and watching the same, and the Courts and Alleys adjoining thereto:” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Oxendon Enclosure, Bill.

The Earl of Oxford reported from the Lords Committees to whom the 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,” 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.”

Dowding’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the settled Estates of Susannah Dowding Widow, in the Counties of Kent and Sussex, in Trustees, to be sold; and for securing the Monies to be paid for the same upon the Trusts, and for the Purposes, in the Act mentioned.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Wicker’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Sussex, Surrey, and Kent, Part of the settled Estate of John Wicker Esquire, in him, his Heirs, Executors, and Administrators; and for settling the Manor of Knepp, alias Knapp, and divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Sussex, being the Estate of the said John Wicker, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Saint Ives Pier, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, 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,” 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.”

Shernborn Common, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, 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,” 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.”

Saint Ives Pier, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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.”

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 former Messengers:

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

Lamack; Leave for a Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Frederick Ravencamp, for and on Behalf of Sophia Magdalen Lamack his Niece, an Infant; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for her Naturalization:

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

Bill read.

Accordingly, the Lord Botetourt presented to the House a Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Sophia Magdalen Lamack, an Infant.”

The said Bill Was read the First Time.

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:”

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

Then it was moved, “To commit the said Bill for this Day Three Weeks.”

Which being objected to:

The Question was put thereupon.

It was Resolved in the Negative.

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 Wednesday next; and the Lords summoned.

East India Dividends Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act. for regulating certain Proceedings of the General Courts of The United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

General Turnpike 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 General Laws now in Being, for regulating the Turnpike Roads of this Kingdom; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, on Wednesday next.

East India Company Papers to be laid before the House.

Ordered, That the East India Company do lay before this House,

“Copy of the Bye-Laws of the said Company.”

Also, “Copy of the Minutes of the General Court, in relation to the Declaration of Dividends, in June 1743, and in June 1756.”

Also, “Copy of the Minutes of the General Court, of the 24th of September 1766, and of the 6th May 1767.”

Also, “Copy of the Annual Accompt of the said Company’s Affairs, made up at Midsummer last.”

Also, “Copy of the State of the Company’s Affairs, which was prepared by the Directors, and offered to be laid before the General Court at the Time the Dividend of 10 per cent, was dedared.”

Also, “An Accompt of all Transfers of East India Stock made since the 1st Day of February last; with the Places of Abode of the Persons to whom the said Transfers were made.”

And also, “State of the Debts of the East India Company in England, and the Amount of their several Credits, consisting of Cash, and Goods for Sale now in England; with the Value of the said Goods, on a Medium of the Price for which the like Goods have been sold for Three Years last past, estimated to the 11th of May 1767.”

East India Company Dividend, Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, “An Act for regulating certain Proceedings of the General Courts of The United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies,” be read a Second Time on Wednesday next; and the Lords summoned.

Kirkby in Kendal Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a 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.

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

D. Richmond. L. Bp. Rochester. L. Abergavenny.
D. Beaufort. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. . Botetourt.
D. Bedford. L. Willoughby Par.
D. Argyll. L. Bp. Bangor. L. Cathcart.
L. Chamberlain. L. Bp. Landoff. L. Masham.
E. Suffolk. L. Ducie.
E. Denbigh. : L. Sandys.
E. Litchfield. L. Bruce.
E. Scarbrough. L. Ravensworth.
E. Cholmondeley. L. Boston.
E. Abercorn. L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Orford.
E. Gower.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Ilchester.
E. Radnor.
V. Hereford.
V. Weymouth.

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

D. of St. Alban’s Bill

Hodie 2a vice lesta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Estates of George Duke of Saint Albans in Trustees, for raising Money to pay Debts; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees afore-named:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Tuesday the 16th Day of this Instant June, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Chairman, &c. of East India Company to attend.

Ordered, That the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the East India Company do attend this House, on Wednesday next.

Kirkby in Kendal Enclosure, Bill; the King’s 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 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,” was pleased to consent(as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

River Lee, Navigation, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for improving the Navigation of the River Lee, from the Town of Hertford to the River Thames; and for extending the said Navigation to the Elood Gates belonging to the Town Mill in the said Town of Hertford;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Quebec Papers, Consideration of:

The Order of the Day being read, for reading the several Papers relating to the State of Quebec, which were laid before the House on Wednesday last:

Moved, “That the House be put into a Committee.”

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

After some Time, the House Was resumed.

Gen. Murray to attend.

Ordered, That the Honourable Major General James Murray do attend this House, To-morrow.

For securing the Property of prints, Bill,

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the 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 Prints; and for vesting in, and, securing to, Jane Hogarth Widow the Property in certain Prints.”

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.”

Sir H. Hartstonge to enter into Recognisance on the Appeal ot Roberts & al.

The House being moved, “That Sir Henry Hartstonge of Trowarn in the County of Radnor Baronet may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Reuben Roberts and others, on account of their Appeal depending in this House they living in Ireland.”

It is Ordered, That the said Sir Henry Hartstonge may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellants, as desired.

Persons who have neglected to quality for Offices, Indemnity, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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 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.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative;

Duties on Windows in Scotland, Bill:

Hodie 3a. 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 Dutres upon Houses, Windows, and Lights; and for explaining the said Act.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Avenue to the House ot Commons, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Enrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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.”

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 four 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.

Continuing Laws, relating to uncustomed Goods, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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.”

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.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Martis, secundum diem instantis Junii, hora undecima Auroræ, Döminis sic decernentibus.

Die Martis, 2o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentcs fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar. Dux York. Ds. Wycombe, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Dux Gloucester.
Epus. Duresm. Dux Cumberland.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Eliens. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius. Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Bath. & Wells. Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Roffen. Comes Northington, Prses. Ds. Audley.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Dacre.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Richmond. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Grafton. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Sarum. Dux Beaufort. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Bolton. Ds. Byron.
Epus. Norvicen. Dux Bedford. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Landav. Dux Marlborough. Ds. Cathcart.
Epùs. Lincoln. Dux Argyll. Ds. Boyle.
Epus. Bristol. Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Carliol. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Exon. Dux Kingston. Ds. Romney.
Epus. Petriburg. Dux Newcastle. Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Portland. Ds. Ducie.
Dux Manchester. Ds. King.
Dux Chandos. Ds. Monson.
Dux Dorset. Ds. Montfort.
Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Chedworth.
Dux Montagu. Ds. Edgecumbe.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius. Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Vere.
Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Pembroke. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Lincoln. Ds. Harwich.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Exeter. Ds. Sondes.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Peterborow. Ds. Grosvenor.
Comes Winchelsea. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Thanet. Ds. Boston.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Lovel & Holl’d.
Comes Essex. Ds. Montagu.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Berkeley. Ds. Digby.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudon.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Delawar.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Haute Huntre Fen, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing a certain Fen, called The Haute Huntre, Eight Hundred, or Holland Fen, and certain other commonable Places adjoining thereto, in the Parts of Holland, 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 made several Amendments thereto.”

Which Amendments were read, by the Clerk, as follow:

“Press 1. L. 10. Leave out [“and”], and instead thereof insert [“built, or that may be built, on ancient”].

“Pr. 2. L. 5 & 6. Leave out [“having Right of Common therein”]

“L. 10. After [“Place”], insert [“having Right of Common therein”].

“L. 13. After [“the”], insert [“said”].

“L. 14. After [“Assessments”], insert [“for and towards the Support and Preservation of the said Fen, before the passing of the Witham Act herein After mentioned”.

“Pr. 3. L. 6. Leave out [“Sunday”], and insert [“Monday”].

“Pr. 19. L. 23. After [“except”], insert[“Boston West”].

“L. 25. Leave out [“Two”].

“L. 36. After [“the”], insert [“said”].

“L. 37. After [“Assessments”], insert [“for and towards the Support and Preservation of the said Fen”].

“Pr. 20. L. 22. After [“allotted”], insert [“and the Owners, Proprietors, or Occupiers, of Houses and Toftsteads, within each respective Parish, Township, or Place, shall have and enjoy the same Right of Common, and other Right whatsoever, in, over and upon, the respective Share or Part of set out and allotted to such respective Parish, Township, or Place, as they now have and enjoy, or could or might have had and enjoyed, over the Whole of the said Fen, and other Commonable Places, before the passing of this Act”].

“Pr. 28. L. 11. Leave out from [“Fences”] to [“and”] in the29th Line of the next Press.

“Pr. 32. L. 24. After [“Common”], insert [“and other Right whatsoever”].

“Pr. 39. L. 14. Leave out from [“Act”] to [“provided”] in the 26th Line of the next Press.”

And the said Amendments, being read a Second Time, were agreed to by the House.

Parish Poor Children, within the Bills of Mortality, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the better Regulation of the Parish Poor Children of the several Parishes therein mentioned, within the Bills of Mortality.”

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.

City of London, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the 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 (fn. 1) Side; for redeeming the Tolls on the said Bridge, and on London Bridge; for re-building 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 William and 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.”

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.”

Continuing Laws, relating to Uncustomed Goods, &c. Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the 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.”

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.”

Importation of Cochineal, &c. Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the 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.”

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.”

River Lee, Navigation, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for improving the Navigation of the River Lee, from the Town of Hertford to the River Thames; and for extending the said Navigation to the Flood Gates belonging to the Town Mill in the said Town of Hertford:

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

L. d. President.
D. Richmond. L. Bp. Durham. L. Abergavenny.
D. Bolton. L. Bp. Rochester.
D. Argyll. L. Bp. Litch & Cov. L. Botetourt.
L. Cathcart.
D. Portland. L. Bp. Salisbury. L. Monson.
L. Chamberlain. L. Bp. Exeter. L. Edgecumbe.
L. Sandys.
E. Huntingdon. L. Bruce.
E. Lincoln. L. Walpole.
K. Suffolk. L. Harwich.
E. Denbigh. L. Love & Holland.
E. Sandwich.
E. Litchfield.
E. Plimouth.
E. Morton.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Pomfret.
V. Townshend.
V. Weymouth.

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.

Kensington, Chelsea, &c. Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue and render more effectual several Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Roads in the Parishes of Kensington, Chelsea, and Fulham, and other Parishes therein mentioned, in the County of Middlesex; and for lighting and watering the said Roads: and for paving the Street and Highway and Footways in Kensington; and for lighting and watching the same, and the Courts and Alleys adjoining thereto.”

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.

Shernborn Common Bill:

Hodie 3a 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.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

To secure the Property of Prints, Bill;

Hodie 3a 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.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Oxendon Common, Bill;

Hodie 3a 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.”

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 Three preceding Bills.

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

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

Borrett & al. against Goodere.

Upon reading the Petition and Cross Appeal of Trevor Borrett and Edward Borrett Esquires, surviving Executors of John Borrett Esquire deceased, who was surviving Executor of Thomas Frederick deceased; complaining of Three Orders of the Court of Chancery, of the Twenty-fifth of January One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-five, Twenty-sixth. of June One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-six, and Thirtieth of April One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-seven, so far as the same allowed the Defendant’s Third, Fourth, and Fifth, Exceptions to the Master’s Report, therein particularly mentioned, made in certain Causes; in the one of which, the said Appellants Trevor Borrelt and Edward Botrelt Esquires were Plaintiffs, and John Goodeere Esquire, Administrator of John Goodere deceased, who was surviving Assignee of Sir Stephen Evance a Bankrupt, [ (fn. 2) was Defendant;] and in the other of which Causes the said John Goodere was Plaintiff, and the said Trevor Borrett and Edward Borrett were Defendants; and praying, “That the same may be

reversed, and the said Exceptions over-ruled; and that John Goodete Esquire may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said John Goodere may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the Sixteenth Day of this Instant June.

Quebec Papers. Consideration of:

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into Consideration the Papers laid before the House on Wednesday last, relating to the State of Quebec:

Moved, “That the House be put into a Committee.”

Accordingly,

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

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Botetourt reported from the Committee, “That they had come to the following Resolution:

Resolution, That the Province is in Want of Regulations relating to its Government.

“That it appears to this Committee, that the Province of Quebec, for a considerable Time part, has wanted, and does now stand in Need of, further Regulations and Provisions, relating to it’s Civil Government and Religious Establishment.”

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

East India Directors, &c. to attend.

Ordered, That George Dudley Esquire, John Manship Esquire, and Henry Savage Esquire, who are Members of the Committee of Treasury of the East India Company, do attend this House, To-morrow.

Ordered, That Mr. Francis Philip Ratio, Mr. Benjamin de la Fountain, and Mr. William Fisher, do attend this House, To-morrow.

Moved, “To adjourn.” Accordingly,

Adjourn.

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

Die Mercurii, 3o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.Dux York. Ds. Wycombe, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.

Epus. Duresm. Dux York. Ds. Wycombe Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Eliens. Dux Gloucester.
Epus. Raffen. Dux Cumberland.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cicestrien. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius. Ds Le Despencer.
Epus. Bangor. Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Norvicen. Comes Northington, Præses. Ds. Audeley.
Epus. Landaven. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Richmond. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Exon. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Grafton. Ds. Byron.
Dux Beaufort. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Dux Bolton. Ds. Cathcart.
Dux Bedfords. Ds. Trevor.
Dux Marlborough. Ds. Masham.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Dude.
Dux Kingston. Ds. king.
Dux Newcastle. Ds. Monson.
Dux Portland. Ds. Montfort.
Dux Chandos. Ds. Chedworth.
Dux Dorset. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Dux Montagu. Ds. Ravensworth.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius. Ds. Sondes.
Ds. Grantham.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Grosvenor.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Boston.
Comes Peterborough. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Winchilsea. Ds. Digby.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Orford.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Hchestier.
Comes Delawar.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Wey mouth.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Dudley & Waid.

PRAYERS.

Bedford Level Dainage, Bill.

The Earl of Hardwicke reported from the Lords Committees to whom the 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 com other wise 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 sell certain Fen Lands, lying within the Limits aforesaid, commonly called Invested Lands,” 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.”

River Lee, Navigation, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for improving the Navigation of the River Lee, from the Town of Hertford, to the River Thames; and for extending the said Navigation to the Flood Gates belonging to the Town Mill in the said Town of Hertford,” 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.”

Kirkby in Kendal, Enclosure, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees to whom the 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,” 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.”

Kensington, Chelsea, Sec. Roads, Bill,

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue and render more effectual several Acts of Parliament,: for repairing the Roads, in the Parishes of Kensington, Chelsea, and Fulham, and other Parishes therein mentioned, in the County of Middlesex, and for lighting and watering the said Roads; and for paving the Street and Highway and Footways in Kensington, and for lighting and watching the same, and the Courts and Alleys adjoining thereto,” 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.”

American Mutiny Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for further continuing an Act of the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act to amend and render more effectual, in His Majesty’s Dominions in America, an Act passed in this present Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters;” to which they destre the Concurrence of this House.

Message from H, C. to return Heyman’s Nat. Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Henry Hey man;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Booth’s Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estate of Benjamin Booth Esquire and Jane his Wife, in the County of Salop, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising from such Sale in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses;”and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Papers relating to the East India Company’s Debts, &c. Delivered.

The House being informed, “That Mr. James, from “the East India Company, attended:”

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar (pursuant to Order) “Copies of several Papers relating to the State of the Debts of the said Company, and other Matters; together with a List thereof.”

And then he withdrew.

And the said List was read, by the Clerk, as follows:

“No 1. Copy of the Bye-laws of the said Company.”

“No 2. Copy of the Minutes of the General (fn. 3) Courts of the said Company, holden the 22d June, 1743, in relation to the Declaration of Dividend.”

“No. 3 Copy of the Minutes of the General Court of the said Company, holden on the 26th November, 1755, in relation to the Declaration of the Dividend.”

Memorandum, The last Paper is supposed to be that meant in the Order for the Minutes of the General Court, in June 1756, the latter having no Relation to the Dividend.”

“No 4. Copy of the Minutes of the General Court of the said Company, holden the 24th Septemr,1766.”

“No 5. Copy of the Minutes of the General Court of the said Company, holden the 6th of May,1767.”

“No 6. Copy of the annual Accompt of the said Company’s Affairs, made up at Midsummer, 1766.”

“No 7. Copy of the State of the said Company’s Affairs, which was prepared by the Court of Directors, and offered to be laid before the General Court, holdèn the 24th September, 1766, when the Dividend of 10 per cent, was declared.”

“No 8. An Account of all Transfers of East India Stock, made since the 1st of February last; with the Places of Abode of the Persons to whom the said Transfers were made.”

“No 9. State of the Debts of all East India Company in England, and the Amount of their several Credits, consisting of Cash and. Goods, for, Sale now in England, with the Value of the said Goods on a Medium of the Price for which the like Goods have been sold for Three Years last past, estimated to the 11th May, 1767.”

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

Papers relating to Georgia laid before the House.

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

“Extract of a Letter from James Wright Esquire Governor of Georgia, to the Earl of Shelburne, dated Savannah, 6th April, 1767;” enclosing,

“Extract from the Journals of the Upper House of Assembly, dated 20th January, 1767.”

And also, “Extract of Minutes of the Commons House of Assembly, dated 20th January, 1767.”

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

East India Company Dividend, Bill:

The Order of the Day. being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act. for regulating certain Proceedings of the General Courts of the United Company of Merchants trading to The East Indies:”

The said Bill was accordingly read the Second Time.

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee on the said Bill, on Wednesday the 17th Day of this Instant June; and the Lords summoned; and that the several Persons who were ordered to attend this Day, do then attend.

Petition of the East India Company, to be heard by Counsel against it.

Upon reading the Petition of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to The East Indites; setting forth, “That the Petitioners, having obtained a Copy of a Bill, which has passed the. House of Commons, and which is now depending before this House, intituled, “An Act for regulating certain Proceedings of the General Courts of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to The East Indies” humbly apprehend that such Part of the said Bill, as tends to rescind an Act done on the 6th Day of May last, by a General Court of Proprietors of the said Company will, if passed into a Law, be extremely prejudicial to the Rights and Properties of the Petitioners, and will also materially affect Publick Credit, as well as the particular Interests. of the said Company;” and therefore praying, “That they may be heard, by themselves or their Counsel, against such Part of the said Bill as affects their Rights and Interests:”

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House to whom the said Bill stands committed; with Liberty for the Petitioners to be heard, by themselves and their Counsel, against such Part of the said Bill, before the said Committee, as desired; as may also Counsel be heard for the said Bill, at the same Time.

Haute Huntre Fen, Bill.

Moved, “That the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing a certain Fen, called The Haute Huntre, Eight Hundred, or Holland Fen, and certain other Commonable Places adjoining thereto, in the Parts of Holland, in the County of Lincoln” be read the Third Time.”

Which being objected to:

After Debate;

Ordered, That the said Bill be re-committed; and that the Committee do meet, to proceed thereupon, on the First Day of Meeting after the Recess.

Persons to at tend an the East India. Dividends, Bill:

Ordered, That Mr. Scrafton and Mr. Warren do attend this House on Wednesday the 17th Day of this Instant June.

General Highways, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee upon 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:”

And it being moved, “That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill:”

The same was objected to.

After short Debate;

The Question was put thereupon.

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the said Bill.

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, with out any Amendment.”

General Turnpike, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the general Laws now in Being, for regulating the Turnpike Roads of this Kingdom; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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.”

Parish Poor Children, within the Bills of Morality, Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better Regulation of the Parish Poor Children of the several Parishes therein mentioned, within the Bills of Mortality.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

City of London, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for completing the Bridge cross the River Thames, from Black Friars 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 William and Queen Mary;and also for the 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 Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

River Lee. Navigation, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for improving the Navigation of the River Lee, from the Town of Hertford, to the River Thames; and for extending the said Navigation to the Flood Gates belonging to the Town Mill in the said Town of Hertford.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Kensington, Chelsea, &c. Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue and render more effectual several Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Roads in the Parishes of Kensington, Chelsea, and Fulham, and other Parishes therein mentioned, in the County of Middlesex; and for lighting and watering the said Roads; and for paving the Street and Highway and Footways in Kensington; and for lighting and watching the same and the Courts and Alleys adjoining thereto.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Continuing Laws relating to Uncustomed Goods, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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 Europe Southward of Cape Finisterre, in Ships built and navigated according to Law; and to the prohibiting the Importation of Books reprinted Abroad, and first composed, written, and printed, m Great Britain.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Importation of Cochineal, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Parish Poor Children, within the Bills of Mortality, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for better Regulation of the Parish Poor Children of the several Parishes therein mentioned, within the Bills of Mortality.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Six preceding Bills.

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

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

Person to attend on E. India Dividend Bill.

Ordered, That Mr. Oldmixon do attend this House on Wednesday the 17th Day of this Instant June.

Writs of Error:

The Lord Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King’s Bench, in the usual Manner, delivered in Three Writs of Error:

Hunter against Axe;

In the First of which,

William Hunter is Plaintiff,

and

James Axe Defendant:

Atkyns against Veale;

In the Second,

Thomas Atkyns is Plaintiff,

and

William Vale Defendant:

and Cooper against Doe.

And in the Third,

William Cooper is Plaintiff,

and

John Doe, on the Demise of Susannah Hodgson and Satan Bowles, Defendant.

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

1 Origin. Bridge.
2 Orign were Defendants.
3 Sic.