House of Lords Journal Volume 21
November 1718

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November 1718

Anno 5o Georgii Regis.

DIE Martis, 11o Novembris, 1718.

DIE Martis, 11o Novembris, 1718, Annoque Regtti Serenissimi Domini Georgii, Dei Gratia, Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, et Hib'niæ Regis, Fidei Defensoris, &c. Quinto, in quem Diem præsens hæc Quarta Sessio Parliamenti, per separal. Adjournamenta et Prorogationes, continuatum fuerat, in Superiori Domo Parliamenti Magnæ Britanniæ, apud Westmonaster. convenere, Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum Nomina subscribuntur, et præsentes fuerunt:

REX.

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Arch. Cant.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Comes Sunderland, Præses.
Dux Kingston, C. P. S.
Dux Kent, Ds. Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle, Ds. Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Devon.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Portland.
March. Lothian.
March. Annandale.
Comes Derby.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Dorset & Middl'x.
Comes Sarum.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Berkshire.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Essex.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Orford.
Comes Greenwich.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes I'lay.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Sherard.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Brooke.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Colepeper.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Belhaven.
Ds. Harcourt.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Lansdowne.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Coningsby.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Torrington.
Ds. Newburgb.
Ds. Pawlet Bas.

PRAYERS.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

King present:

His Majesty being seated on His Royal Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended with His Officers of State; the Prince of Wales (in his Robes) sitting in his Place on His Majesty's Right Hand; and the Lords being also in their Robes; Sir William Saunderson, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, received His Majesty's Commands, to signify to the Commons, "That it is His Majesty's Pleasure, they attend Him immediately, in this House."

Who being come, with their Speaker; the Lord Chancellor, on his Knee, received a Paper from His Majesty; and, returning to his Place, His Majesty spake as follows:

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"I have commanded my Lord Chancellor to deliver to you, in My Name and Words, the Causes of My meeting you at this Time in Parliament."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"I have now received His Majesty's Commands from the Throne, to declare to you, in His Majesty's Name and Words, the Causes of His meeting you in Parliament at this Time, as follows:

His Majesty's Speech delivered by Lord Chancellor.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"Since your last Recess, I have, by the Blessing of Almighty God, concluded such Terms and Conditions of Peace and Alliance between the greatest Princes of Europe, as will, in all human Appearance, induce others to follow their Example, and make any Attempts to disturb the Public Tranquillity, not only dangerous, but impracticable.

"These Engagements, I am persuaded, will be so much the more agreeable to all My good Subjects, as they bind the contracting Powers to support the Succession to these Kingdoms in My Family; to which some were not at all, and others not so fully, bound by any former Treaties.

"During the whole Course of these Negotiations, a most strict Regard has been had to the Interest of Spain; and better Conditions have been stipulated for that King, than were insisted upon in His Behalf even at the Treaty of Utrecht: But the War in Hungary (which by our Mediation is since happily ended) having tempted the Court of Spain unjustly to attack the Emperor, and the Hopes they have since conceived of raising Disturbances, in Great Britain, France, and elsewhere, having encouraged them to believe that we should not be able to act, in Pursuance of our Treaties, for the Defence of the Dominions invaded by them, nor even to support those other essential and necessary Conditions of the Treaty of Utrecht, which provide against the great Monarchies of Europe being at any Time hereafter united under One Sovereign; they have not only persisted in such a notorious Violation of the Public Peace and Tranquillity, but have rejected all our amicable Proposals, and have broke through their most solemn Engagements for the Security of our Commerce.

"To vindicate therefore the Faith of our former Treaties, as well as to maintain those which we have lately made, and to protect and defend the Trade of My Subjects, which has in every Branch been violently and unjustly oppressed, it became necessary for our Naval Forces to check their Progress. It was reasonable to hope, that the Success of our Arms, the repeated Offers of Friendship, which I have never ceased to make in the most pressing Manner, and the Measures taken, in Concert with the Emperor and the Most Christian King, to restore the public Tranquillity, would have produced a better Disposition in the Court of Spain; but I have received Informations, that, instead of listening to our reasonable Terms of Accommodation, that Court has lately given Orders, at all the Ports of Spain and of The West Indies, to fit out Privateers, and to take our Ships.

"I am persuaded, that a British Parliament will enable Me to resent such Treatment as becomes us; and it is with Pleasure that I can assure you of the ready and friendly Resolutions of our good Brother the Regent of France, to concur and join with Me in the most vigorous Measures.

"The firm Confidence I repose in the Affections of My People, together with My earnest Desire to ease them of every Charge not absolutely necessary, determined Me, immediately after the Exchange of the Ratifications of our great Alliance, to make a very considerable Reduction of our Land Forces; nor could I better express, than by so doing, how little we apprehend the Attempts of our Enemies to disturb the Peace of My Kingdoms, even though Spain should think sit to continue some Time in War. Our Naval Force, employed in Concert with our Allies, will, I trust in God, soon put a happy End to the Troubles which the ambitious Views of that Court have begun, and secure to My Subjects the Execution of the many Treaties in Force relating to our Commerce.

"Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"I must desire you to grant Me such Supplies, as will enable Me to carry on the Service of the Year. I have given Orders to have the proper Estimates laid before you, whereby you will perceive I have reduced the Expence as much as our Circumstances can well admit. I have the Pleasure to observe to you, that the Funds appropriated for sinking the Public Debts, have answered above Expectation. I must, however, recommend to you, to consider of proper Methods for improving them, by preventing the Frauds and Abuses daily committed in the Public Revenues; not doubting but, in all your Proceedings, you will have that Regard to the inviolable Preservation of the Public Credit, which may quiet the Minds of all those that have trusted to Parliamentary Engagements.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"There never was a Time, when your Unanimity, your Vigour, and Dispatch, were more necessary to so many good Ends as those we have now in View. I have done My Part: It remains with you, to give the last Finishing to this great Work. Our Friends and our Enemies, both at Home and Abroad, are waiting the Event of your Resolutions: And I dare promise Myself, that the First have nothing to apprehend, nor the others to hope, from your Conduct in this important Juncture, who have during the whole Course of My Reign given such lively Proofs of your Zeal and Affection to My Person, and of your Love to your Country."

Which being ended; His Majesty was pleased to retire; and the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

E. of Essex takes his Seat.

This Day William Earl of Essex sat first in Parliament, upon the Death of his Father Algernoon Earl of Essex; and came to the Table, and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Lords take the Oaths.

The Lords following took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes:

William Marquis of Lothian.

Samuel Lord Bishop of Carlisle.

White Lord Bishop of Peterborough.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "There were several Lords without, ready to be introduced."

E. Cowper introduced:

William Lord Cowper, being, by Letters Patent, dat. 20o Die Martii, Anno Quarto Georgii Regis, created Earl Cowper, was this Day, in his Robes, introduced, between the Earl of Nottingham and the Earl of Orford (also in their Robes); the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, and the Earl of Yarmouth officiating in the Absence of the Lord Great Chamberlain, preceding.

His Lordship presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor, on his Knee, at the Woolsack; who delivered it to the Clerk; and the same was read, at the Table.

His Lordship's Writ of Summons was also read, and is as follows:

His Writ of Summons.

"Georgius, Dei Gratia, Magn. Britann., Franc. et Hib'niæ Rex, Fidei Defensor, &c. Charissimo Consanguineo & Consiliario Nostro Will'o Comiti Cowper, Salutem. Cum Parliamentum Nostrum, pro arduis & urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum et Defensionem Regni Nostri Magn. Britann. & Ecclesiæ concernentibus, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. nunc congregat. existit; vobis, sub Fide et Ligeantia quibus Nobis tenemini, firmiter injungendo mandamus, quod, consideratis dictorum Negotiorum Arduitate et Periculis imminentibus, cessante Excusatione quacunque, ad dictum Parliamentum Nostrum personaliter intersitis, Nobiscum, ac cum Prælatis, Magnatibus, et Proceribus dicti Regni Nostri, super dictis Negotiis tractatur. vestrumque Consilium impensur.; et hoc sicut Nos et Honorem Nostrum, ac Salvationem et Defensionem Regni et Ecclesiæ præd. Expeditionemque dictorum Negotiorum diligitis, nullatenus omittatis.

"Teste Meipso, apud Westm. Vicesimo Die Martii, Anno Regni Nostri Quarto.

"Wrighte."

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

E. Stanhope introduced:

Also, James Viscount Stanhope of Mahon, being, by Letters Patent, dat. 14o Die Aprilis, Anno Quarto Georgii Regis, created Earl Stanhope, was also, in his Robes, introduced, between the Earl of Leicester and the Earl of Manchester (also in their Robes); the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, and the Earl of Yarmouth in the Absence of the Lord Great Chamberlain, preceding.

His Lordship presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor, on his Knee, at the Woolsack; who delivered it to the Clerk; and the same was read, at the Table.

His Lordship's Writ of Summons was also read, as follows:

His Writ of Summons.

"Georgius, Dei Gratia, Magnæ Britanniæ, Franc. & Hib'niæ Rex, Fidei Defensor, &c. Charissimo Consanguineo & Consiliario Nostro Jacobo Comiti Stanhope, Salutem. Cum nuper, de Avisamento & Assensu Concilii Nostri, pro quibusdam arduis & urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum & Defensionem Regni Nostri Magnæ Britanniæ & Ecclesiæ concernentibus, præsens Parliamentum Nostrum apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. Decimo Septimo Die Martii, Anno Regni Nostri Primo, inchoari & teneri ordinaverimus; quo Die idem Parliamentum Nostrum inchoatum & tentum fuerat; & abinde, per separal. Adjournamenta, Prorogationes, & Continuationes, ad & in Vicesimum Diem Maii nunc prox. sequen. prorogatum & continuatum est; vobis, sub Fide & Ligeantia quibus Nobis tenemini, firmiter injungendo mandamus, quod, consideratis dictorum Negotiorum Arduitate & Periculis imminentibus, cessante Excusatione quacunque, ad dictum Parliamentum Nostrum personaliter intersitis, Nobiscum, ac cum Prælatis, Magnatibus, & Proceribus dicti Regni Nostri, super dictis Negotiis tractatur. vestrumque Consilium impensur.; & hoc sicut Nos & Honorem Nostrum, ac Salvationem & Defen sionem Regni & Ecclesiæ præd. Expeditionemque dictorum Negotiorum diligitis, nullatenus omittatis.

"Teste Meipso, apud Westm. Decimo Quarto Die Aprilis, Anno Regni Nostri Quarto.

"Wrighte."

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

Visc. Cobham introduced:

Also, Richard Lord Cobham, being, by Letters Patent, dat. 26o Die Maii, Anno Quarto Georgii Regis, created Viscount Cobham, was likewise, in his Robes, introduced, between Viscount Lonsdale and Viscount St. John (also in their Robes); the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, and the Earl of Yarmouth in the Absence of the Lord Great Chamberlain, preceding.

His Lordship presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor, on his Knee, at the Woolsack; who delivered it to the Clerk; and the same was read, at the Table.

His Lordship's Writ of Summons was also read, as follows:

His Writ of Summons.

"Georgius, Dei Gratia, Magnæ Britanniæ, Franc. & Hib'niæ Rex, Fidei Defensor, &c. Charissimo Consanguineo & Consiliario Nostro Ric'o Vicecomiti Cobham, Salutem. Cum nuper, de Avisamento & Assensu Concilii Nostri, pro quibusdam arduis & urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum & Defensionem Regni Nostri Mag. Britann. & Ecclesiæ concernentibus, præsens Parliamentum Nostrum apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. Decimo Septimo Die Martii, Anno Regni Nostri Primo, inchoari & teneri ordinaverimus; quo Die idem Parliamentum Nostrum inchoatum & tentum fuit; & abinde, per separal. Adjournamenta, Prorogationes, & Continuationes, ad & in Vicefimum Secundum Diem Julii nunc prox. sequen, prorogatum, adjournatum, & continuatum est; vobis, sub Fide & Ligeantia quibus Nobis tenemini, firmiter injungendo mandamus, quod, consideratis dictorum Negotiorum Arduitate & Periculis imminentibus, cessante Excusatione quacunque, ad dictum Parliamentum Nostrum personaliter intersitis, Nobiscum, ac cum Prælatis, Magnatibus, & Proceribus præd. super dictis Negotiis tractatur. vestrumque Consilium impensur.; & hoc sicut Nos & Honorem Nostrum, ac Salvationem & Defensionem Regni & Ecclesiæ præd. Expeditionemque dictorum Negotiorum diligitis, nullatenus omittatis.

"Teste Meipso, apud Westm. Vicesimo Sexto Die Maii, Anno Regni Nostri Quarto.

"Wrighte."

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

Visc. Sherard introduced:

Also, Bennet Lord Harborough, being, by Letters Patent, dat. Octavo Die Novembris, Anno Quinto Georgii Regis, created Viscount Sherard, was likewise, in his Robes, introduced, between Viscount Lonsdale and Viscount St. John (also in their Robes); the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, and the Earl of Yarmouth in the Absence of the Lord Great Chamberlain, preceding.

His Lordship presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor, on his Knee, at the Woolsack; who delivered it to the Clerk; and the same was read, at the Table.

His Lordship's Writ of Summons was also read, as follows:

His Writ of Summons.

"Georgius, Dei Gratia, Mag. Britann. Franciæ, & Hib'niæ Rex, Fidei Defensor, &c. Charissimo Consanguineo Nostro Benedicto Vicecomiti Sherard, de Stapleford, Salutem. Cum nuper, de Avisamento & Assensu Concilii Nostri, pro quibusdam arduis & urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum & Defensionem Regni Nostri Magnæ Britann. & Ecclesiæ concernentibus, præsens Parliamentum Nostrum apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. Decimo Septimo Die Martii, Anno Regni Nostri Primo, inchoari & teneri ordinaverimus; quo Die idem Parliamentum Nostrum inchoatum & tentum fuit; & abinde, per separal. Adjournamenta, Prorogationes, & Continuationes, ad & in Undecimum Diem hujus instantis Mensis Novembris prorogatum est, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. præd. ibidem tunc tenend. & prosequend.; vobis, sub Fide & Ligeantia quibus Nobis tenemini, firmiter injungendo mandamus, quod, consideratis dictorum Negotiorum Arduitate & Periculis imminentibus, cessante Excusatione quacunque, ad dictum Parliamentum Nostrum personaliter intersitis, Nobiscum, ac cum Prælatis, Magnatibus, & Proceribus prædictis, super dictis Negotiis tractatur. vestrumque Consilium impensur.; & hoc sicut Nos & Honorem Nostrum, ac Salvationem & Defensionem Regni & Ecclesiæ præd. Expeditionemque dictorum Negotiorum diligitis, nullatenus omittatis.

"Teste Meipso, apud Westm. Octavo Die Novembris, Anno Regni Nostri Quinto.

"Wrighte."

Then his Lordship came to the Table; and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; after which, his Lordship was placed on the upper End of the Barons Bench.

L. Lucas introduced:

Also, Anthony de Grey, Lord Lucas, de Crudwell, was in his Robes introduced, between the Lord Delawar and the Lord Pawlet of Bas. (also in their Robes); the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, and the Earl of Yarmouth in the Absence of the Lord Great Chamberlain, preceding:

His Lordship presented his Writ of Summons to the Lord Chancellor, on his Knee, at the Woolsack; who delivered it to the Clerk; and the same was read, at the Table, as follows:

His Writ of Summons.

"Georgius, Dei Gratia, Mag. Britann. Franc. & Hib'niæ Rex, Fidei Defensor, &c. Prædilecto & Fideli Nostro Antonio Lucas de Crudwell, in Com. Nostro Wilts, Ch'r, Salutem. Cum nuper, de Avisamento & Assensu Concilii Nostri, pro quibusdam arduis & urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum & Defensionem Regni Nostri Mag. Britann. & Ecclesiæ concernenti bus, præsens Parliamentum Nostrum apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. Decimo Septimo Die Martii, Anno Regni Nostri Primo, inchoari & teneri ordinaverimus, & ibidem, cum Prælatis, Magnatibus, & Proceribus dicti Regni Nostri, Colloquium habere & Tractatum; quo Die idem Parliamentum Nostrum inchoatum & tentum fuit; & abinde, per separal. Adjournamenta, Prorogationes & Continuationes, ad & in Undecimum Diem hujus Instantis Mensis Novembris adjournatum & prorogatum fuit, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. præd. ibidem tunc tenend. & prosequend.; vobis, sub Fide & Ligeantia quibus Nobis tenemini, firmiter injungendo mandamus, quod, consideratis dictorum Negotiorum Arduitate & Periculis imminentibus, cessante Excusatione quacunque, dictis Die & Loco personaliter intersitis, Nobiscum, ac cum Prælatis, Magnatibus, & Proceribus prædictis, super dictis Negotiis tractatur. vestrumque Consilium impensur.; & hoc sicut Nos & Honorem Nostrum, ac Salvationem & Defensionem Regni & Ecclesiæ præd. Expeditionemque dictorum Negotiorum diligitis, nullatenus omittatis.

"Teste Meipso, apud Westm. Octavo Die Novembris, Anno Regni Nostri Quinto.

"Wrighte."

Then his Lordship came to the Table; and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; and was afterwards placed on the Barons Bench, next below the Lord Crew.

Poors Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the preventing of the Poor's being defrauded."

King's Speech reported:

The Lord Chancellor reported His Majesty's Speech.

Proposal for an Address.

It was proposed, "That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to return the Thanks of this House to His Majesty, for His most Gracious Speech from the Throne: To express the just Sense this House has of His Majesty's Care, in preserving the public Peace, and the just Balance of Power in Europe; of His tender Regard for the Trade of His Subjects, and of His having made so considerable a Reduction of the Land Forces at this Time, which must satisfy all His Subjects, that He will never desire the Continuance of more Troops than are absolutely necessary for their Safety: And, in a more particular Manner, to thank His Majesty, for having obtained such great and further Securities of the Succession to these Kingdoms in His Royal Family, as will, under the Blessing of God, perpetuate the Protestant Succession undisturbed: To congratulate His Majesty upon the seasonable Success of His Naval Forces: And to assure Him, that this House will, to the utmost of their Power, stand by and support His Majesty, in the vigorous Pursuit of those prudent and necessary Measures He has taken, to secure the Trade and Quiet of these Kingdoms, and the Tranquillity of Europe."

The Earl of Stanhope (by His Majesty's Command) laid before the House the several Treaties mentioned in His Majesty's Speech.

The Titles whereof were read, as follow; (videlicet,)

"1. Copy of a Treaty for a Defensive Alliance between the Emperor and His Majesty, made at Westm'r, 25 May 1716."

"2. Copy of the Separate Article belonging to the Treaty for a Defensive Alliance between the Emperor and His Majesty; signed at Westm'r, 25 May 1716."

"3. Copy of an additional Separate and Secret Article belonging to the Treaty for a Defensive Alliance between the Emperor and His Majesty, made at Westm'r, 25 May 1716; signed at Vienna, 1 September 1717."

"4. Copy of the Treaty of Alliance for restoring and settling the public Peace; signed at London, the 22th of July 1718, O. S.

"5. Copy of the Separate and Secret Articles belonging to the Treaty of Alliance for restoring and settling the public Peace; signed at London, the 22th of July 1718, O. S."

"6. Copy of the First separate Article belonging to the Treaty of Alliance for restoring and settling the public Peace; signed at London, the 22th of July 1718, O. S.

"7. Copy of the 2d separate Article belonging to the Treaty of Alliance for restoring and settling the public Peace; signed at London, 22th July 1718. O. S."

"8. Copy of the 3d Separate Article belonging to the Treaty of Alliance for restoring and settling the public Peace; signed at London, 22 July 1718. O. S."

"9. Copy of the 4th Separate Article belonging to the Treaty of Alliance for restoring and settling the public Peace; signed at London, 22 July 1718, O. S."

"10. Copy of the Act of Admission and Accession of the King of Sardinia to the Treaty of Alliance for restoring and settling the public Peace, and the Articles belonging thereto, made at London, 22th July 1718, O. S.; signed at London, 28 October, O. S.

"11. Copy of a Convention between His Majesty and the most Christian King, for fixing the Project of a Treaty to be offered to the Emperor; signed at Paris, the 18th Day of July 1718."

"12. Copy of a Secret Convention between His Majesty and the most Christian King, for settling the Separate and Secret Articles belonging to the Convention for fixing a Project of a Treaty to be offered to the Emperor; signed at Paris, 18th July 1718."

The First-mentioned Treaty was read.

And, after Debate;

A Question being stated, on the beforementioned Proposition:

Motion for omitting Words in the Address.

It was moved, "That these Words; videlicet, "To congratulate His Majesty upon the seasonable Suc cess of His Naval Forces," be left out of the said Question.

And Debate thereupon:

The Question was put, "Whether those Words shall stand Part of the Question?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Protest against rejecting it.

"Dissentient.

W. Ebor.
Devonshire.
Buckingham.
Burlington.
Plimouth.
Brooke.
North & Grey.
De Loraine.
Bristol.
Fr. Roffen.
Fran. Cestriens.
Compton.
Ashburnham.
Carleton.
Litchfield.
Nottingham.
Townshend.
Belhaven.
Gower.
I'lay.
Lumley.
Salisbury.
Boyle.
Bruce.
Bingley.
Tadcaster."

Then the Question was put, "That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to return the Thanks of this House to His Majesty, for His most Gracious Speech from the Throne: To express the just Sense this House has of His Majesty's Care, in preserving the public Peace, and the just Balance of Power in Europe; of His tender Regard for the Trade of His Subjects, and of His having made so considerable a Reduction of the Land Forces at this Time, which must satisfy all His Subjects, that He will never desire the Continuance of more Troops than are absolutely necessary for their Safety: And, in a more particular Manner, to thank His Majesty, for having obtained such great and further Securities of the Succession to these Kingdoms in His Royal Family, as will, under the Blessing of God, perpetuate the Protestant Succession undisturbed: To congratulate His Majesty upon the seasonable Success of His Naval Forces: And to assure Him, That this House will, to the utmost of their Power, stand by and support His Majesty, in the vigorous Pursuit of those prudent and necessary Measures He has taken, to secure the Trade and Quiet of these Kingdoms, and the Tranquillity of Europe?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Resolution for the Address.

It is Resolved, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, "To return the Thanks of this House to His Majesty, for His most Gracious Speech from the Throne: To express the just Sense this House has of His Majesty's Care, in preserving the public Peace, and the just Balance of Power in Europe; of His tender Regard for the Trade of His Subjects; and of His having made so considerable a Reduction of the Land Forces at this Time, which must satisfy all His Subjects, that He will never desire the Continuance of more Troops than are absolutely necessary for their Safety: And, in a more particular Manner, to thank His Majesty, for having obtained such great and further Securities of the Succession to these Kingdoms in His Royal Family, as will, under the Blessing of God, perpetuate the Protestant Succession undisturbed: To congratulate His Majesty upon the seasonable Success of His Naval Forces: And to assure Him, That this House will, to the utmost of their Power, stand by and support His Majesty, in the vigorous Pursuit of those prudent and necessary Measures He has taken, to secure the Trade and Quiet of these Kingdoms, and the Tranquillity of Europe."

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

Ld. President.
L. Privy Seal.
D. Bolton.
D. Marlborough.
D. Montrose.
E. Lincoln.
E. Clarendon.
E. Yarmouth.
E. Greenwich.
V. Tadcaster.
Ld. Delawar.
L. Teynham.
L. Carteret.
L. Coningesby.

Their Lordships, or any Three of them; to meet, at the Rising of the House, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Committee of Privileges.

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

Ld. President.
Lord Privy Seal.
Lord Steward.
Lord Chamberlain.
D. Richmond.
D. Grafton.
D. Bolton.
D. Devonshire.
D. Marlborough.
D. Bucks & Nor.
D. Montrose.
D. Roxburgh.
D. Portland.
M. Lothian.
M. Annandale.
E. Derby.
E. Pembroke.
E. Lincoln.
E. Dorset.
E. Salisbury.
E. Bridgewater.
E. Leicester.
E. Manchester.
E. Berkshire.
E. Peterborow.
E. Stamford.
E. Scarsdale.
E. Clarendon.
E. Essex.
E. Burlington.
E. Litchfield.
E. Radnor.
E. Yarmouth.
E. Nottingham.
E. Rochester.
E. Plimouth.
E. Bradford.
E. Rochford.
E. Orford.
E. Greenwich.
E. Godolphin.
E. Orkney.
E. Deloraine.
E. I'lay.
E. Ferrers.
E. Uxbridge.
E. Carnarvon.
E. Tankerville.
E. Bristol.
E. Halifax.
E. Sussex.
E. Cowper.
E. Stanhope.
V. Townshend.
V. Lonsdale.
V. Tadcaster.
V. St. John.
V. Cobham.
V. Sherard.
L. Abp. Cant.
L. Abp. York.
L. B. London.
L. B. Sarum.
L. B. Landaff.
L. B. Norwich.
L. B. Chichester.
L. B. Hereford.
L. B. Rochester.
L. B. Chester.
L. B. Glocester.
L. B. Lincoln.
L. B. Bangor.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. Peterborough.
Lord Delawar.
L. Howard Eff.
L. North & Grey.
L. Hunsdon.
L. Compton.
L. Teynham.
L. Brooke.
L. Bruce.
L. Colepeper.
L. Lucas.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Lumley.
L. Carteret.
L. Guilford.
L. Ashburnham.
L. Weston.
L. Gower.
L. Belhaven.
L. Harcourt.
L. Boyle.
L. Lansdowne.
L. Bathurst.
L. Bingley.
L. Carleton.
L. Coningesby.
L. Onslow.
L. Torrington.
L. Newburgh.
L. Pawlett Bas.

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

Committee for the Journal.

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

Ld. President.
L. Privy Seal.
Ld. Chamberlain.
D. Bolton.
D. Devonshire.
D. Bucks & Nor.
D. Montrose.
M. Annandale.
E. Derby.
E. Dorset.
E. Bridgwater.
E. Manchester.
E. Berks.
E. Stamford.
E. Clarendon.
E. Essex.
E. Litchfield.
E. Yarmouth.
E. Nottingham.
E. Rochester.
E. Orford.
E. Godolphin.
E. I'lay.
E. Bristol.
E. Halifax.
E. Sussex.
E. Cowper.
E. Stanhope.
V. Townshend.
V. Tadcaster.
V. St. John.
V. Cobham.
V. Sherard.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. B. Sarum.
L. B. Landaff.
L. B. Norwich.
L. B. Hereford.
L. B. Rochester.
L. B. Chester.
L. B. Glocester.
L. B. Lincoln.
L. B. Bangor.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. Peterborough.
Ld. Delawar.
L. Howard Eff.
L. North & Grey.
L. Hunsdon.
L. Compton.
L. Bruce.
L. Lucas.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Lumley.
L. Carteret.
L. Guilford.
L. Harcourt.
L. Boyle.
L. Bathurst.
L. Bingley.
L. Carleton.
L. Coningesby.
L. Onslow.
L. Torrington.
L. Newburgh.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 12o Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Comes Sunderland, Præses.
Dux Kent, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Devon.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
March. Annandale.
Comes Derby.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Essex.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Orford.
Comes Greenwich.
Comes I'lay.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Sherard.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Brooke.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Colepeper.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Belhaven.
Ds. Harcourt.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Coningesby.
Ds. Torrington.
Ds. Newburgh.

PRAYERS.

Visc. Hatton takes the Oaths.

This Day William Lord Viscount Hatton took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Address reported.

The Lord Carteret reported from the Lords Committees appointed to prepare an humble Address, to be presented to His Majesty, pursuant to the Order of this House Yesterday, "That they had prepared an Address accordingly, as follows:

"Most Gracious Sovereign,

"We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, do return Your Majesty our humble Thanks for Your Most Gracious Speech from the Throne; and desire to express to Your Majesty the true Sense this House has of Your Care, in preserving the public Peace, and the just Balance of Power in Europe; and of the tender Regard which Your Majesty has shewn for the Trade of Your Subjects. The considerable Reduction of the Land Forces which Your Majesty has made at this Time, must fully satisfy all Your Subjects, that You will never desire the Continuance of more Troops than what are absolutely necessary for their Safety. In a most particular Manner we thank Your Majesty, for having obtained such great and further Securities of the Succession to these Kingdoms in Your Royal Family, as will, under the Blessing of God, perpetuate the Protestant Succession undisturbed. We most heartily congratulate Your Majesty upon the seasonable Success of Your Naval Forces; and beg Leave to assure Your Majesty, that this House will, to the utmost of their Power, stand by, and support Your Majesty, in the vigorous Pursuit of those prudent and necessary Measures Your Majesty has taken, to secure the Trade and Quiet of these Kingdoms, and the Tranquillity of Europe."

Which Address was read entire, and afterwards in Paragraphs.

The Question was put, "Whether the Fourth and last Paragraph shall stand Part of this Address?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the Question was put, "Whether this shall be the Address to be presented to His Majesty?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Protest against it.

"Dissentient,

"W. Ebor.
Devonshire.
Townshend.
Burlington.
Plimouth.
North & Grey.
De Loraine.
Brooke.
Bristol.
Compton.
Ashburnham.
Nottingham.
Bruce.
Carleton.
Ilay.
Fran. Cestriens.
Tadcaster.
Gower."

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

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, decimum tertium diem instantis Novembris, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 13o Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Dux Kingston, Senescallus.
Dux Graston.
Dux Devon.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
March. Annandalc.
Comes Derby.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Bristol.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Brooke.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Belhaven.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Torrington.

PRAYERS.

His Majesty to be attended with the Address.

The Lord Steward acquainted the House, "That the Lords with White Staves (according to Order) had waited on His Majesty, humbly to know what Time His Majesty would please to appoint to be attended by this House, with their Address; and that His Majesty was pleased to appoint this Afternoon, at Two a Clock, at His Palace of St. James's."

Sir R. Clerk versus Moore.

Whereas there is an Appeal depending in this House, wherein Sir Robert Clerke is Appellant, and George Moore Respondent; and though the Cause was appointed to be heard the last Session of Parliament, yet the same came not to a Hearing: And the House being this Day moved, "To appoint a Day for hearing thereof; and that the Service of the Order of this House on the Appellant's Clerk in Court may be deemed good Service:"

It is thereupon Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Wednesday the Six and Twentieth Day of this Instant November, at Eleven a Clock; and that the Service of this Order on the Appellant's Clerk in Court shall be deemed good Service.

Stoppages in the Streets, Order to prevent.

The House taking Notice, "That there is such an Interruption, by Hackney Coaches, Carts, and Drays, in King Street, and the Passages to The Old Palace Yard in Westminster, that the Lords and others are frequently hindered from coming to this House, to the great Inconveniency of the Members of both Houses:"

It is thereupon Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That no empty Hackney Coaches be suffered to make any Stay, between Whitehall and The Old Palace Yard aforesaid, from Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon until Four of the Clock in the Afternoon of the same Day, during the Sitting of this Parliament; nor any Carriages, Drays, or Carts, be permitted to pass through the said Streets and Passages; and also, that no empty Hackney Coaches be suffered to make any Stay in The Old Palace Yard, between the Hours aforesaid, during the Sitting of Parliament; and herein special Care is to be taken, by all Officers concerned, as the contrary will be answered to this House.

Days on which Causes are to be heard.

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That all the Causes to be appointed for hearing this Session shall be heard on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, decimum quartum diem instantis Novembris, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 14o Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Cestr.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Comes Sunderland, Præses.
Dux Kent, Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Devon.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
March. Annandale.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Sarum.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Greenwich.
Comes Delordine.
Comes I'lay.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Belhaven.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Coningesby.
Ds. Torrington.
Ds. Pawlet Bas.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Chancellor reported, "That the House did Yesterday present to His Majesty their humble Address; and that His Majesty was pleased to return this most Gracious Answer; (videlicet,)

His Majesty's Answer to Address.

"My Lords,

"I thank you for this Address, so full of Duty to Me, and Affection to your Country. I cannot doubt but My Endeavours, for the Happiness of My People and the Tranquillity of Europe, will attain the Ends proposed, when the Enemies to both shall see Me supported therein by this House with so much Warmth and Zeal."

Address and Answer to be printed.

Ordered, That the Address of this House presented to His Majesty, and His Majesty's most Gracious Answer thereunto, be forthwith printed and published.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, decimum octavum diem hujus instantis Novembris, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 18o Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Cestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Dux Kingston, C. P. S.
Dux Kent, Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Devon.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Portland.
March. Annandale.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Dorset & Middl'x.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Berks.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Holderness.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Orford.
Comes Greenwich.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes I'lay.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Cobham.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Belhaven.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Coningesby.
Ds. Torrington.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Pawlett Bas.

PRAYERS.

East India Company versus Ekins.

Whereas there is an Appeal depending in this House, wherein the United Company of Merchants trading to The East Indies are Appellants, and Thomas Ekins Respondent; and the House being moved, on the Behalf of the Appellants, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing thereof:"

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel on both Sides, at the Bar, on Monday the First Day of December next, at Eleven a Clock.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, vicesimum primum diem hujus instantis mensis Novembris, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 21o Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Cestr.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Dux Kingston, C. P. S.
Dux Kent, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Portland.
Comes Derby.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Suffolk & Bindon.
Comes Dorset & Middl'x.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cowper.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount St. John.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Belhaven.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Coningesby.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Torrington.

PRAYERS.

E. of Suffolk takes his Seat.

This Day Charles Earl of Suffolk and Bindon sat first in Parliament, upon the Death of his Father Henry Earl of Suffolk and Bindon; and came to the Table, and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Smith et al. versus Evans et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Thomas Smith Gentleman and Deborah his Wife, and of Charles Lopdell, and John Joyce, alias Shoie; complaining of several Orders of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, made the Seven and Twentieth Day of May, the Sixth and Ninth Days of November, and Seventh of March, 1717, the Third of April, and First and Four and Twentieth Days of July, 1718, in a Cause wherein Edward Evans and Susannah his Wife, William Turvin, and Robert Hacket and Mary his Wife, were Plaintifss, and the Appellants Defendants; and praying, "That the said several Orders, and all Proceedings thereupon, may be reversed and set aside, and the Plaintiffs Bill dismissed:"

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Edward Evans and Susannah his Wife, and the other Plaintiffs, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and are hereby required to put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the Six and Twentieth Day of December next; and that the Service of this Order on the Respondents Clerk in the said Court shall be good Service.

Accounts of prohibited East India Goods, &c.

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

They were called in; and Mr. Pulteney, at the Bar, presented to the House several Papers, pursuant to some late Acts of Parliament.

And withdrew.

The Titles of the said Papers were read, as follow; (videlicet,)

"The Return of the Commissioners of the Customs, to the Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, with the Accounts of prohibited East India Goods, and Naval Stores imported from Russia, from Michaelmas 1717 to Michaelmas 1718.

1. "An Account of East India prohibited Goods remaining in the Warehouses at St. Hellens at Michaelmas 1717; with what has been brought in since that Time, what exported, as also what remained at Michaelmas 1718."

2. "An Account of East India prohibited Goods remaining in the Warehouses at Leadenball, at Michaelmas 1717; with what has been brought in since that Time, what exported, as also what remained at Michaelmas 1718."

3. "An Account of East India prohibited Goods remaining in His Majesty's Warehouse at the Customhouse, London, at Michaelmas 1717; with what has been brought in since that Time, what exported, as also what remained at Michaelmas 1718."

4. "An Account of the East India prohibited Goods remaining in the respective Warehouses of the Out ports, at Michaelmas 1717; with what has been brought in since that Time, what exported, as also what remained at Michaelmas 1718.

5. An Account of Naval Stores imported from Russia into the Port of London, from Michaelmas 1717 to Michaelmas 1718.

6. An Account of Naval Stores imported from Russia into the Ports commonly called the Out Ports, from Michaelmas 1717 to Michaelmas 1718."

Sir R Clerk versus Moore.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Bridgen Gentleman, Agent to Sir Rob't Clerk; shewing, "That he was lately served with the Order of this House, for hearing the Appeal wherein Sir Robert Clerk is Appellant, and George Moore Respondent, on Wednesday next: That the said Sir Robert has of late been very ill at Bath, and is at present in Northamptonshire, and continues still indisposed; so that he cannot be in Town timely enough to be sufficiently prepared for a Hearing on the Day appointed; and having given Notice to the said Respondent of his Intention of applying to put off the Hearing of the said Cause for some Time; and praying, That the Hearing may be put off to such further Day as may be thought proper:"

The Standing Order of the 22th of December 1703, relating to the putting off Causes after Days have been appointed for hearing thereof, being read:

The Parties concerned were called in.

And the Petitioner being examined on Oath, in relation to the Facts alledged in the said Petition; but failing to make good the same:

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition be, and is hereby, rejected.

Davison's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Davison, of Blakiston, in the County of Durham, Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for Sale of Lands in the County of Durham, in the Petition mentioned; and for vesting and settling other Lands, of greater Value, in the same County, to the same Uses, in Lieu thereof:

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench and Mr. Justice Dormer; who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing them, to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties that may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Jett's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Jett, of St. Margarett's, Westminster, Esquire, and Anne his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for Sale of an Estate in the County of Somerset; and, with the Monies arising thereby, to purchase other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses as the said Estate stands settled:

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Baron Price; who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing them, to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties that may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Sir P Frazier versus Black.

Whereas there is an Appeal depending in this House, wherein Sir Peter Frazier Baronet is Appellant, and Isabell the Widow of William Black Esquire Respondent; and though the Cause was appointed to be heard the last Session of Parliament, yet the same came not to a Hearing:

And the House being this Day moved, on the Behalf of the Respondent, "To appoint a Day for hearing thereof:"

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Wednesday the Third Day of December next, at Eleven a Clock.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 26o Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Landaff.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Comes Sunderland, Præses.
Dux Kingston, C. P. S.
Dux Kent, Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Devon.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Dux Montrose.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Dorset.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Orford.
Comes Greenwich.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes I'lay.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Cobham.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Belhaven.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Coningesby.
Ds. Torrington.
Ds. Pawlet Bas.

PRAYERS.

Sir R. Clerk versus Moore:

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Sir Robert Clerke; complaining of a Decree made in the Court of Chancery, by Mr. Justice Eyre, in the Absence of the Lord Chancellor, on the Two and Twentieth Day of June One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventeen, in a Cause wherein George Moore was Plaintiff, and the Appellant and Peter Peele Defendants; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:" As also upon the Answer of George Moore put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered thereupon:

The Question being put, "Whether the said Decree shall be reversed ?"

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Judgement affirmed, with Cotts.

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

Fane et Ux. versus D. of Devon et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of the Honourable John Fane Esquire and Mary his Wife; complaining of a Decree made by the Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, on the Eleventh Day of November 1717, in a Cause wherein the Petitioners were Plaintiffs, and the most Noble William Duke of Devonshire, Thomas Earl of Aylesbury, Lord James Cavendish, Thomas Prior Gentleman Assignee of the Administrator of William Ball Esquire deceased, and Abigail Kinton Widow, and James Eckershall, Executors of Aaron Kinton decased, were Defendants; et è contra; and praying, "That the same may be reversed; and that the Petitioners may have such other Relief as this House shall think fit:"

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the most Noble William Duke of Devonshire and the other Respondents may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the Tenth Day of December next.

Annesley versus Sherlock.

Upon reading the Petition of the Appellant Maurice Annesley Esquire; setting forth, "That he, being afflicted with the Gout, and thereby not able to go for Ireland himself, took the best Care he could to transmit thither the Orders last made by this House in this Appeal, and to have them served there; but that he finds no Obedience has been paid to the same; and that he is still kept out of Possession; as also that the Clerks of the House of Lords there have absolutely refused to re-deliver his Papers, Deeds, and other Writings, in their Custody; and that no Return (as the-Petitioner can learn) has been made to the Second Letter writ by the Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain to the Barons of the Exchequer in Ireland, by Order of this House, requiring an Account from them of what the Sheriffs have done in Pursuance of the Proceedings of that Court for putting him into Possession; but, the Petitioner is informed, the Sheriff positively refuses to restore him to it; and that, by Reason of the Jurisdiction of the Lords there, he cannot procure any Counsel to appear for him; and for these Reasons, praying that the Hearing of the said Appeal, between him and Hester Sherlock, which, by Order of the Fourth of March last, was appointed to be on the Second Day for Causes this Session, may be put off till after Christmas; and that the Orders of this House to the Barons of the Exchequer in Ireland, to restore to the Appellant the Possession of the Lands he was dispossessed of pending his Appeal, may be renewed; as also those to the Clerks of the House of Lords there, to re-deliver to the Appellant all Deeds, Papers, Writings, and Evidences, any Way concerning him, in order to prepare for the Hearing before this House:"

And the Order of the First of February last, for peremptorily hearing the said Appeal, ex Parte, on Default of the Respondent's answering in the mean Time, being read:

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Appeal be put off to the Second Day for Causes after Christmas next.

Carter's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Carter, of Robertstowne, in the County of Meath, in the Kingdom of Ireland, Esquire, and Thomas Carter Gentleman his Son; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to perform certain Articles, for the Sale of Lands in the Petition mentioned, and to enable Thomas Carter the Younger to raise Portions and Maintenance for his Younger Children:

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, vicesimum octavum diem hujus instantis Novembris, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 28o Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Comes Sunderland, Præses.
Dux Kent, Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Devon.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Dux Montagu.
Comes Berks.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Greenwich.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cowper.
Viscount Townshend.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Coningesby.
Ds. Torrington.

PRAYERS.

Palmer's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Joshua Palmer Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to enable the Petitioner to make a Jointure Provision for Daughters and Younger Sons, and Leases for the advancing his Family and Estate:

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

Sir P. Frazier versus Black.

Upon reading the Petition of Alexander Hamilton Gentleman, Agent for Isobell Black, Respondent to the Appeal of Sir Peter Frasier Baronet; setting forth, That, by Order of this House, the said Appeal is appointed to be heard the Third Day of December next; and that the Petitioner offered to serve the same on Sir George Stonehouse, the Appellant's Solicitor; who refused to accept thereof, no Direction being contained therein that it should be sufficient;" and praying, "That the Service of the said Order on Sir George Stonehouse may be good:"

It is Ordered, That the Service of this Order on the said Solicitor be deemed good Service; and that the Hearing of the said Appeal be put off to the Third Day for Causes after Christmas next.

Cotes to enter into Recognizance for Smith et al.

The House being moved, "That Robert Cotes, of St. Paul's Covent Garden, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into Recognizance for Thomas Smith Gentleman and others, on their Appeal depending in this House; they residing in Ireland:"

It is Ordered, That the said Robert Cotes may enter into Recognizance for the said Appellants accordingly; provided no reasonable Objection appears to the Sufficiency of his Security.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, primum diem Decembris jam. prox futur. hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.