House of Lords Journal Volume 21
February 1721, 21-28

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 21: February 1721, 21-28', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 21: 1718-1721 (1767-1830), pp. 443-452. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113451 Date accessed: 19 September 2014.


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February 1721, 21-28

DIE Martis, 21o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Norvic.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Viscount Townshend, Præses.
Dux Kingston, C. P. S.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Kent.
Dux Wharton.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Holderness.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Hadinton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Cadogan.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Coningesby.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Brooke.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Belhaven.
Ds. Harcourt.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Newburgh.
Ds. Ducie.

PRAYERS.

Callicoes to prohibit, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to preserve and encourage the Woollen and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom; and for the more effectual employing the Poor, by prohibiting the Use and Wear of all printed, painted, stained, or dyed Callicoes, in Apparel, Household Stuff, Furniture, or otherwise, after the Twentyfifth Day of December One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty-two (except as therein is excepted);" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C. with a Bill.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Lade and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Gilbert de Flines and Christian Friederick Zincke;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Earl and Countess of Jersey's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of William Earl of Jersey and Judith Countess of Jersey his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to vest the Manor of Squerryes, alias Squirries, alias Squires, and divers Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the County of Kent, in Trustees, to be sold; and, with the Money arising by such Sale, to purchase other Lands, to be settled to the same Uses:

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 Blencowe; 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.

East India Company versus Callico Bill.

A Petition of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to The East Indies, was presented to the House, and read; praying to be heard, by their Counsel, touching the Subject-matter of the Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act to preserve and encourage the Woollen and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom;" or that they may have such other Relief as may seem meet:

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

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Thursday next.

Norwich Worsted Company, for Callico Bill.

A Petition of the Headmen, Wardens, and Assistants, of the incorporated Company of Worsted Weavers of the City of Norwich; praying, "That the Bill to preserve and encourage the Woollen and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom, may pass," was likewise presented to the House, and read; and ordered to lie on the Table.

Mr. Phillips discharged.

A Petition of John Philips Clerk, in Custody of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, was presented to the House, and read; expressing his deep Concern for his falling under their Lordships Displeasure, by his causing to be printed and published a Letter and Representation to the Right Honourable the Lord Harcourt; and begging Pardon of the House, and the Noble Lord therein mentioned; and praying to be discharged.

And the Lord Harcourt requesting, "That the Petitioner may be discharged, according to the Prayer of his Petition, without being brought to the Bar:"

It is thereupon Ordered, That the Petitioner be discharged accordingly (paying his Fees).

Message to H. C. for Mr. Jeffries and Sir Rich. Fowler to attend.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Bennet and Mr. Godsrey:

To acquaint them, "That this House, having appointed to take into Consideration, on Saturday next, some Matters relating to a Trial at the last Assizes at Hercford, touching the Presentation to the Vicarage of Lempster; desire, that Edward Winningion Jeffries Esquire, and Sir Richard Fowler Baronet, Members of their House, may have Leave to attend the House of Lords, to declare their Knowledge concerning the same."

Carver to attend, concerning E. Coningesby's Book.

Ordered, That Benjamin Carver Attorney at Law; late Under Sheriff of the County of Hereford, do attend this House, on Saturday next, in order to be sworn, to give Evidence touching the Matter of the Book, intituled, "The First Part of Earl Coningesby's Case, relating to the Vicarage of Lempster, in Herefordshire, &c." appointed then to be taken into Consideration.

Chevers et al. versus Geoghegan.

This Day being appointed, to hear One Counsel of a Side, as well upon the Subject-matter of the Petition of Terence Geoghegan, Respondent to the Appeal of Andrew Chevers and others, as upon the Petition of the said Appellants, presented to the House on Wednesday last, relating to the putting off the Hearing the said Cause, which stands for Friday next:

Counsel were accordingly called in, and heard.

And the Minutes in the Cause being read; and the Copy of the Enrolment of the Original Deed of Purchase from the Trustees for Sale of the forfeited Estates in Ireland to the Sword-Blade Company, and the Minutes of the Outlawry against Edward Chevers, being proved by a Witness sworn at the Bar; and due Consideration had of what was offered by Counsel thereupon:

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Appellants may have Copies of the attested Copies of the Original Deed of Enrolment, and of the Outlawry in 1712, in the Respondent's Petition mentioned; and that the same, and the Minutes of the other Outlawry in 1696, made Use of at the Hearing the said Cause in the Court below, be admitted as Evidence at the Hearing in this House; and that the said Respondent do pay, or cause to be paid, to the said Appellants, Ten Guineas, for the Expences of this Day; and that this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Wednesday the First Day of March next, at Eleven a Clock; and that the Cause appointed for that Day be put off to the Friday following; and the other Causes removed One Cause-day in Course.

Lords to be summoned.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned to attend the House on Thursday next, on arguing the Errors assigned upon a Writ of Error, wherein John Thornby Esquire is Plaintiff, and Thomas Fleetwood Esquire and others are Defendants.

Pagett's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Trustees a Moiety of divers Manors and Lands in Essex, belonging to Thomas Pagett Esquire and Mary his Wife, to enable them to convey the same according to Articles for the Sale thereof."

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)

L. President.
L. Privy Seal.
D. Bolton.
D. Montrose.
D. Wharton.
E. Lincoln.
E. Clarendon.
E. Abingdon.
E. Holderness.
E. Warrington.
E. Rochford.
E. Loudoun.
E. Strafford.
E. Uxbridge.
E. Aylesford.
E. Sussex.
E. Coningesby.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Delawar.
L. North & Grey.
L. Hunsdon.
L. Compton.
L. Lumley.
L. Carteret.
L. Weston.
L. Gower.
L. Rosse.
L. Foley.
L. Bingley.

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

Flines and Zincke, Nat. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Gilbert de Flines and Christian Friederick Zincke."

Bruneau's Petition to be added to Flines Nat. Bill.

A Petition of John Bruneau, praying to be added to the before-mentioned Bill, was presented to the House, and read; and ordered to lie on the Table, till the said Bill be read a Second Time.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, vicesimum tertium diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Auror. Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Mercurii, 21o Februarii, 1721, hitherto examined by us,

Clarendon.
Say & Seale.
Hu. Bristol.

DIE Jovis, 23o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Norvic.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Viscount Townshend, Præses.
Dux Kingston, C. P. S.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Kent.
Dux Wharton.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Essex.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Holderness.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Hadinton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Cadogan.
Comes Coningesby.
Viscount Say & Seal.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Cobham.
Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Brooke.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Belhaven.
Ds. Harcourt.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Newburgh.
Ds. Ducie.

PRAYERS.

Duff versus Gordon.

The Answer of George Gordon of Glastirum Esquire, to the Petition and Appeal of William Duff of Dipple Esquire:

Rochfort versus Creswick.

Also, the Answer of Francis Creswick Esquire, surviving Respondent to the Petition and Appeal of Robert Rochfort Esquire; were brought in the 22d Instant.

L Bishop of Rochester & al. versus Attorney General & al.

And this Day the joint and several Answers of Sir Robert Raymond Knight His Majesty's Attorney General and others Respondents, to the Petition and Appeal of Francis Lord Bishop of Rochester and others, was brought in.

Gwyn & al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Richard Gwyn, Thomas Gwyn, Leonard Gwyn, and Bilson Gwyn, the only surviving Sons, and of Rowland Lewis Esquire and Mary his Wife, the only Daughter of Charles Gwyn Esquire, deceased; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for explaining and amending the Uses and Trusts in a certain Indenture Quadripartite, for the several Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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 Blencowe and Mr. Justice Eyre; 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.

Bruneau takes the Oaths.

This Day John Brunedu took the Oaths appointed, in order to his Naturalization.

Callicoes to prohibit, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to preserve and encourage the Woollen and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom; and for the more effectual employing the Poor, by prohibiting the Use and Wear of all printed, painted, stained, or dyed Callicoes, in Apparel, Household Stuff, Furniture, or otherwise, after the Twenty-fifth Day of December One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twentytwo (except as therein is excepted)."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Tuesday next; and that the Petition of the East India Company, ordered to lie on the Table till the Second Reading thereof, be referred to the said Committee; and that the Petitioners may be then heard, by Counsel, against the said Bill.

Linen-drapers et al. Petition against Callico, Bill.

A Petition of the Linen drapers and other Dealers in printed, painted, stained, and dyed Callicoes, residing in and about the City of London, on Behalf of themselves and the rest of the Dealers therein, was presented to the House, and read; praying to be heard, by them selves or Counsel, upon the Subject-matter of the Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act to preserve and encourage the Woollen and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom, &c." and, "That such Relief may be given, touching the Difficulties and Hardships which the Wearers of printed Callicoes and Linens will be subject to by the said Bill, and the great Loss and Damage which the Petitioners will inevitably sustain, in case the same should pass:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House to whom the said Bill stands committed; and that the Petitioners may be then heard, by themselves or Counsel, before the said Committee, so that no more Counsel than Two be heard against the said Bill.

Upholders and Quiltmakers, against Callico Bill.

A Petition of the Upholders and Quilt-makers in and about the City of London, in Behalf of themselves and many Hundreds of poor Families employed under them in making Quilts for Beds, was presented to the House, and read; praying, "That the Petitioners may be heard, by themselves or Counsel, against that Part of the said Bill, which restrains the making up or selling Household Stuff, or Furniture, made or mixed with printed, painted, stained, or dyed Callicoes, so far as relates to Quilts for Beds only; or that a Clause may be inserted in the said Bill, to preserve the making Use and Wear of Quilts made of printed, painted, stained, or dyed Callicoes, which shall be so done in Great Britain:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House to whom the said Bill stands committed; and that the Petitioners may be heard, by themselves or Counsel before the said Committee, so that no more Counsel than Two be heard against the said Bill.

Members of H C. Leave to attend.

The Messengers sent to the House of Commons return Answer: "That they have considered the Message; and do give Leave to Sir Richard Fowler, Thomas Lewis Esquire, and Edward Winnington Jeffries Esquire, to attend the Lords, as their Lordships have desired, if they think fit."

Message from H C. with a Bill.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Freeman and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing the corrupting of Juries; and for the more effectual enforcing the Laws for making up the Freeholders Books;" to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Thornby versus Fleetwood et al.

Counsel were called in, to be heard, to argue the Errors assigned upon a Writ of Error brought into this House the Thirteenth of January last, wherein John Thornby Esquire, Lessee of the late Duke and present Dutchess of Hamilton, is Plaintiff, and Thomas Fleetwood Esquire and others are Defendants.

And the Counsel for the Plaintiff, and One of the Defendants Counsel, being heard; they were directed to withdraw.

And being withdrawn:

It is Ordered, That this House will proceed to the further Hearing the Errors argued in this Cause Tomorrow; and the Lords to be summoned; and the Judges to attend.

State of Public Credit.

Whereas To-morrow is appointed, for the House to be in a Committee, to take into further Consideration the Causes of the unhappy Turn of Affairs, that has so much affected the Public Credit; and for the Clerks of the South Sea Company employed in taking in the Money on the Third Subscription, or paying back any Part of it, to attend:

It is Ordered, That the House be put into the said Committee on this Day Sevennight; and that the said Clerks of the South Sea Company do then attend.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, vicesimum quartum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Auror. Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 24o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Norvic.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Dux Kingston, C. P. S.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Holderness.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Hadinton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Coningesby.
Viscount Say & Seal.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Brooke.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Berkeley Strat.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Belhaven.
Ds. Harcourt.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Newburgh.
Ds. Pawlet Bas.
Ds. Ducie.

PRAYERS.

Message from H. C. with a Bill.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Gibbon and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Preservation of the Harbour of Rye, in the County of Sussex;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Report from Commissioners of forfeited Estates in England delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Martin attended, from the Commissioners and Trustees of the forfeited Estates:"

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, the further Report of the Commissioners and Trustees appointed to execute the several Trusts and Powers, in England, Ireland, and elsewhere (except Scotland), contained in several Acts of Parliament, for appointing Commissioners, to inquire of the Estates of certain Traitors and of Popish Recusants, and of Estates given to Popish and Superstitious Uses, in order to raise Money out of them, severally, for the Use of the Public; and for vesting the forfeited Estates in Great Britain and Ireland in Trustees, to be sold, for the Use of the Public; and for giving Relief to lawful Creditors, by determining the Claims; and for the more effectual bringing into the respective Exchequers the Rents and Profits of the said Estates, till sold.

And withdrew.

Then the Title of the said Report was read.

Thornby versus Fleetwood & al. in Error.

Counsel were called in, to be further heard, to argue the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error wherein John Thornby Esquire, Lessee of the late Duke and present Dutchess of Hamilton, is Plaintiff, and Thomas Fleetwood Esquire and others are Defendants:

And being heard accordingly; and withdrawn:

And Four of the Judges having severally delivered their Opinions, with their Reasons at large:

It is Ordered, That the Delivery of the Opinions of the rest of the Judges be deferred till To morrow; and that all the Judges do then attend.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, vicesimum quintum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Auror. Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Sabbati, 25o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Norvic.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
2. Epus. Exon.
1. Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Viscount Townshend, Præses.
Dux Kingston, C. P. S.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Wharton.
Dux Portland.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Holderness.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Hadinton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Cadogan.
Comes Coningesby.
Viscount Say & Seal.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Brooke.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Belhaven.
Ds. Harcourt.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Newburgh.
Ds. Ducie.

PRAYERS.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Thornby versus Fleetwood & al. in Error:

The Judges attending (according to Order), severally delivered their Opinions, with their Reasons at large, upon the Writ of Error wherein John Thornby Esquire is Plaintiff, and Thomas Fleetwood and others are Defendants.

And the following Order and Judgement was made; (videlicet,)

After hearing Counsel, as well on Thursday last as Yesterday, to argue the Errors assigned upon a Writ of Error brought into this House the Thirteenth Day of January last, wherein John Thornby Esquire, Lessee of the late Duke and present Dutchess of Hamilton, is Plaintiff, and Thomas Fleetwood Esquire, and several other Tenants in Possession of the Premises in Question, are Defendants, in order to reverse a Judgement given in His Majesty's Court of King's Bench, affirming a Judgement given in the Court of Common Pleas for the Defendants; and the Opinions of all the Judges, except Mr. Baron Page who was absent, having been severally delivered, with their Reasons at large; and due Consideration had of what was offered in this Cause:

Judgements affirmed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Judgement given in the Court of Common Pleas, and the said Judgement of Affirmance in the Court of King's Bench, be, and are hereby, affirmed; and that the Record be remitted, to the End Execution may be had thereupon, as if no such Writ of Error had been brought into this House."

The Tenor of which Judgement, to be affixed to the Transcript of the Record to be remitted, follows:

"Postea, scilicet, Die Vencris, Decimo Tertio Die Januarii, Anno Regni Domini Georgii nunc Regis Mag. Britann. &c. Septimo, Transcript. Record. et Process. præd. inter Partes præd. cum omnibus ea tangen. Prætextu cujusdam Brevis dicti Domini Regis, nunc de Error. corrigend. per præsat. Joh'em Thornby in Præmiss. prosecut. dicto Domino Regi, in præsenti Parliamento, a præd. Cur. dicti Domini Regis, coram ipso Rege, transmiss. fuit; prædictusque Joh'es Thornby, in eadem Cur. Parliamenti comparens, diversas Causas et Mater. pro Erroribus in Record. et Process. Judic. prædict. necnon in Affirmatione ejusdem Judicii, assignavit; ad quas præd. Thomas Fleetwood, Ph'us Lutley, Thomas Lewes, Arthurus Hodgkins, Samuel Peake, Georgius Piggott, Daniel Owin, Georgius Bates, Rand'us Butter, Maria Mason, Josephus Plymley, Josias Brisbourne, Will'us Smith, Isabella Cooper, Thomas Glover, Theophilus Wharton, Benjamin Andrews, Joh'es Reynolds, Joh'es Pitchford, Sampson Erdiswick, Joh'es Cradock, Thomas Machin, Matheus Deakin, Ric'us Smith, Georgius Beardmore, Isaacus Jobourne, Joh'es Tost, Joh'es Benboe, Robertus Butterton, Ed'r'us Jones, Joh'es Wright, Henricus Goring, Humfr'us Hodgetts, Will'us Salt, Will'us Clowes, Daniel Leadbeater, Will'us Jones, Margeria Smith, Ric'us Dix, Joh'es Kenderdine, Carolus Clowes, Will'us Meeson, Joh'es Sutton, Will'us Deakin, Issard Mossc, Joh'es Renshawe, Daniel Neville, Will'us Gervice, Abr'us Hodgkins, Anth'us Johnson, et Franc'us Lycett, in eadem Cur. Parliamenti similiter comparen. placitaverint, quod nec in Record. et Process. præd. nec in Redditione Judicii præd. neque in Affirmatione ejusdem Judicii, in ullo fuit Errat. Et postea, scilicet, Die Sabbati, Vicesimo Quinto Die Februarii, Anno Regni dicti Domini Regis nunc Septimo supradict. in præd. Cur. Parliam. vis. et per eandem Cur. Parliamenti ibidem diligenter examinatis et plenius intellectis tam Record. et Process. præd. ac Judic. super eisdem reddit. necnon Affirmatione ejusdem Judic. quam præd. Causis et Mater. per præfat. Joh'em Thornby pro Erroribus assignat. et allegat. maturaque Deliberatione inde habita, pro eo quod videtur Cur. Parliamenti præd. nunc hic, quod Record, præd. in nullo vitiosum aut defectivum existit, ac quod nec in Record. et Process. præd. nec in Redditione Judic. præd. neque in Affirmatione ejusdem Judic. in ullo est Errat. considerat. est per eandem Cur. Parliamenti, quod Judicium præd. per præd. Cur. dictæ nuper Reginæ de Banco reddit. necnon præd. Judic. per præd. Cur. dicti Domini Regis, coram ipso Rege reddit. in omnibus affirmentur, et in omni suo Robore stent et Effectu, dictis Causis et Mater. per præsat. Joh'em Thornby pro Erroribus assignat. et allegat. in aliquo non obstan.; ac superinde Record. et Process. præd. per Cur. Parliamenti præd. in præd. Cur. dicti Domini Regis, coram ipso Rege, ubicunque &c. remittuntur, et in eadem Cur. dicti Domini Regis, coram ipso Rege, jam residen. &c."

Meniconi's Pet. to be added to Flines' Nat. Bill.

A Petition of Philip Meniconi; praying to be added to the Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Gilbert de Flines and Christian Friederick Zincke," was presented to the House, and read.

And ordered to lie on the Table, till the said Bill be read a Second Time.

Rye Harbour, Preservation of, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Preservation of the Harbour of Rye, in the County of Sussex."

E. Coningesby's Book, to be considered.

The Order of the Day, for taking into Consideration the Matter of the Book and Title, intituled, "The First Part of Earl Coningesby's Case, relating to the Vicarage of Lempster, in Herefordshire," being read:

It is Ordered, That this House will take the Matter of the said Book and Title into Consideration on Monday next; and the Lords to be summoned.

Meniconi takes the Oaths.

This Day Philip Meniconi took the Oaths appointed, in order to his Naturalization.

Causes put off.

Whereas Monday next is appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Sir Edward Leighton Baronet is Appellant, and William Leighton and others are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Wednesday next; and that the Judges of the Court of King's Bench and Common Pleas do then attend; and that the other Causes be removed One Cause-day in Course.

River Kennet navigable, Time enlarged, Bill.

The Earl of Abingdon reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Time for making the River Kennet navigable, from Reading to Newbury, in the County of Berks," was committed: "That the Committee had gone through the said Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Manufacturers in Cotton Wool, for Callico Bill.

A Petition of the Manufacturers of, and Dealers in, Cotton Wool, in Manchester, and Places adjacent, in Behalf of themselves and many Thousands of poor People employed in the Cotton Manufactures in Lancashire, was presented to the House, and read; praying, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to preserve and encourage the Woollen and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom," may pass; but that a Clause may be inserted therein, that all Cloths and Stuffs manufactured in this Kingdom, of Cotton Wool of the Produce of His Majesty's Plantations in America, may be allowed to be printed, painted, stained, or dyed, and wore, in Great Britain; forasmuch as the Petitioners conceive, that, if the said Manufacture should be so allowed, it will effectually answer the Intent of the Bill, by employing great Numbers of His Majesty's Subjects; will greatly increase His Majesty's Revenue, be a very great Improvement to the said Plantations, and an Advancement to Trade and Navigation in general."

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House to whom the said Bill stands committed.

Flines and Zincke, Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Gilbert de Flines and Christian Friederick Zincke."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following; (videlicet,)

Ld. President.
Ld. Steward.
D. Graston.
D. Kent.
D. Wharton.
E. Northampton.
E. Westmorland.
E. Scarsdale.
E. Clarendon.
E. Yarmouth.
E. Abingdon.
E. Holderness.
E. Warrington.
E. Loudoun.
E. Orkney.
E. Strafford.
E. Aylesford.
E. Coningesby.
V. St. John.
V. Falmouth.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. B. Chester.
L. B. Gloucester.
L. B. Bangor.
L. B. Bristol.
Ld. Delawar.
L. North & Grey.
L. Hunsdon.
L. Compton.
L. Bruce.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Craven.
L. Lumley.
L. Guilford.
L. Rosse.
L. Harcourt.
L. Bathurst.
L. Bingley.
L. Romney.

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

Ordered, That the Petitions of John Bruneau and Philip Meniconi, praying to be added to the said Bill, which were ordered to lie on the Table till the Second Reading thereof, be referred to the said Committee; and that their Lordships be empowered to admit the Petitioners into the said Bill accordingly, if they think fit.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, vicesimum septimum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Auror. Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 27o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Viscount Townshend, Præses.
Dux Kingston, C. P. S.
Comes Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Devon.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Portland.
Dux Wharton.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Holderness.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Hadinton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Cadogan.
Comes Coningesby.
Viscount Say & Seal.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Howard Ess.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Brooke.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Berkeley Strat.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Belhaven.
Ds. Harcourt.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Newburgh.
Ds. Pawlet Bas.
Ds. Ducie.

PRAYERS.

D of Bolton's Privilege:

Complaint being made to the House, "That John Knight, Thomas Hornblow, James Butler, and Richard Bate, did, in a riotous Manner, pull down several Hedges and Coppices, in the Parish of Kingscleer, in Hampshire, belonging to his Grace Charles Duke of Bolton, as fast as his Grace's Workmen made them up; and did arrest Three of his Grace's Workmen, within the Time of Privilege of Parliament, in Breach of his Grace's Privilege and the Privilege of this House:"

And thereupon Thomas Harmsworth and Joseph Collyer being called in, and examined, upon Oath, at the Bar, touching the same:

Knight & al. attached, for pulling down Hedges, &c. at Kingscleere.

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, do forthwith attach the Bodies of the said John Knight, Thomas Hornblow, James Butler, and Richard Bate, and bring them in safe Custody to the Bar of this House, to answer their said Offences; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.

To Francis Jephson Esquire, Serjeant at Arms attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of them.

Message from H C. to return Stokesby Common enclosing Bill.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir Charles Turner and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for draining; improving, and enclosing, the Common called Stokesby Common, in the Parish of Stokesby, in the County of Norfolk;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Countess of Denbigh takes the Oaths.

This Day Isabella Countess of Denbigh came to the Table; and took the Oaths appointed, in order to her Naturalization.

Weavers of London, for the Callico Bill:

A Petition of the Bailiffs, Wardens, Assistants, and Commonalty, of the Trade, Art, and Mystery of Weavers, London, was presented to the House, and read; praying, "That the Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act to preserve and encourage the Woollen and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom," may pass."

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House to whom the said Bill stands committed.

Merchants trading to America, for Clauses to be added to the Callico Bill.

Also, a Petition of the Merchants of the City of London, trading to the British Plantations in America, was presented to the House, and read; praying, "That a Clause, or Clauses, may be added to the said Bill, that all Cloth and Stuffs mixed with or made of Cotton Wool, imported from the British Plantations in America, and manufactured in Great Britain, may be printed, painted, stained, dyed, and wore, as usual; or that the Petitioners may be heard, by themselves or Counsel, thereupon, as their Lordships shall think fit."

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House to whom the said Bill stands committed; and that the Petitioners may be then heard, by themselves or Counsel, before the said Committee; so that no more Counsel than Two, and Two of the Petitioners, be heard on the several Petitions against the said Bill.

Message from H. C. to desire Mr. Waller may be produced before the House.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Leveson and others:

To acquaint this House, "That the Commons, having under their Examination several Matters of Importance relating to the South Sea Company, desire that Edmond Waller Esquire, in Custody of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, may, from Time to Time, be produced before the House of Commons, or any Committee of that House, when desired."

Then the House proceeded to take the said Message into Consideration.

And Ordered, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House do produce Edmond Waller Esquire, from Time to Time, in such Manner as shall be desired by the House of Commons, or any Committee of that House.

And the Messengers were called in again; and acquainted with their Lordships said Order.

E. Coningesby's Book censured, for Reflections on the Lord Chancellor.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Matter of the Book, intituled, The First Part of Earl Coningesby's Case, relating to the Vicarage of Lempster, in Herefordshire, &c."

And the Title of the said Book being read, by the Clerk:

George Huxley, John Gibbon, Benjamin Carver, Thomas Parker, Stephens, Sir George Caswall, Thomas Price, Thomas Bayly, and Edward Greenly, were called in; and examined, upon Oath, touching the same.

And being withdrawn:

It was proposed, "That the Charge against the present Lord Chancellor, contained in the Title Page of a Pamphlet, intituled, "The First Part of E. Coningesby's Case, relating to the Vicarage of Lempster, in Herefordshire, &c." which the said Ead did, in his Place, undertake to prove in every Particular thereof, is malicious, and utterly groundless; and that the said Pamphlet is a scandalous Libel."

And the said Earl being heard in his Place, and withdrawn:

A Question was stated on the said Proposition.

And after Debate;

The Question was put, "That the Charge against the present Lord Chancellor, contained in the Title Page of a Pamphlet, intituled, "The First Part of Earl Coningesby's Case, relating to the Vicarage of Lempster, in Herefordshire, &c." which the said Earl did, in his Place, undertake to prove in every Particular thereof, is malicious, and utterly groundless; and that the said Pamphlet is a scandalous Libel."

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

E. Coningesby committed to The Tower.

Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House do take into his Custody the Body of the said Earl Coningesby, and him safely convey to His Majesty's Tower of London, and deliver him to the Constable of the said Tower; or, in his Absence, to the Lieutenant or Deputy Lieutenant of the same; and that the said Constable, Lieutenant, or Deputy Lieutenant, do receive the Body of the said Earl, and him keep in safe Custody there, for his said Offence, during the Pleasure of this House.

To Sir William Sanderson Knight and Baronet, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, and to the Constable of The Tower of London; and, in his Absence, to the Lieutenant or Deputy Lieutenant of the same.

Counsel and Petitioners to be heard, for Callico Bill.

Ordered, That the Petitioners for the Bill to preserve and encourage the Woollen and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom, may be heard, by themselves and Counsel, before the Committee of the whole House to whom the said Bill stands committed; so that no more Counsel than Two, and Two of the Petitioners, be heard on the several Petitions for the said Bill.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, vicesimum octavum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 28o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Winton.
Epus. Norvic.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Viscount Townshend, Præses.
Dux Kingston, C.P.S.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Graston.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Wharton.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Holderness.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Hadinton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Cadogan.
Viscount Say & Seal.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Brooke.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Belhaven.
Ds. Harcourt.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Newburgh.
Ds. Pawlet Bas.
Ds. Ducie.

PRAYERS.

Maxwell versus Sharp.

This Day the Answer of George Sharp of Hoddam Esquire, Respondent to the Petition and Appeal of Charles Maxwell of Cowhill and Janet his Wife, was brought in.

Countess of Denbigh, Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Naturalization of Isabella Countess of Denbigh, Wife of William Earl of Denbigh."

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)

Lord President.
Ld. Steward.
D. Somerset.
D. Bolton.
D. Montrose.
D. Wharton.
E. Westmorland.
E. Clarendon.
E. Yarmouth.
E. Rochester.
E. Abingdon.
E. Warrington.
E. Rochford.
E. Godolphin.
E. Loudoun.
E. Strafford.
E. Uxbridge.
E. Bristol.
E. Sussex.
E. Cowper.
V. Say & Seal.
V. Cobham.
Ld. Bp. Rochester.
L. B. Chester.
L. B. Lincoln.
L. B. Exeter.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. Bristol.
Ld. Delawar.
L. North & Grey.
L. Hunsdon.
L. Bruce.
L. Lucas.
L. Craven.
L. Lumley.
L. Guilford.
L. Herbert.
L. Gower.
L. Rosse.
L. Harcourt.
L. Masham.
L. Bathurst.
L. Bingley.
L. Ducie.

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

Clothiers of Worcester, for Callico Bill.

A Petition of the Master, Wardens, and Assistants, of the incorporate Company of Clothiers, in the City of Worcester; praying, "That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to preserve and encourage the Woollen and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom," may pass:

Retailers of Callico, against the Callico Bill.

Also, a Petition of the Retailers of Callico, living in and about the City of London, in Behalf of themselves and others; praying, "That in case the beforementioned Bill should pass, that they may be relieved as to the Time for selling and wearing of Callicoes which are already printed, and now in the Hands of the Retailers, as being only fit for a Home Consumption; whereby they may be enabled to preserve their Substance, by disposing of their Goods, in order to undertake some other Trade or Business, to get a Livelihood for theirselves and Families, to preserve them from utter Ruin:"

Were severally presented to the House, and read.

And severally ordered to be referred to the Committee of the whole House to whom the said Bill stands committed.

University of Oxford, Leave for a Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of the Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars, of the University of Oxford; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for purchasing certain Houses and Ground, between the Church of St. Mary's and the Schools within the said University, for building a Library, pursuant to the Will of John Radcliffe Doctor in Physic; and to permit the Petitioners to purchase Ground or Houses adjacent to them, within the said University and City, from any Corporation, Person, or Persons, now incapable by Law to sell and dispose of the same; and that Provision may be made, that the Money arising by such Sale, or Sales, may be disposed of to the same Uses and Purposes as the Houses and Ground so sold or disposed of, were settled at the Time of such Sales, and to no other Use and Purpose whatsoever:

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

River Weaver navigable, Bill.

The Order of the Day, for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making the River Weaver navigable, from Frodsham Bridge to Winsford Bridge, in the County of Chester," being read:

It is Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee thereupon, on this Day Sevennight, the First Business.

Manufacturers in Cotton, Pet. touching Callico Bill.

A Petition of the Manufacturers, Factors, Dealers, and other Traders, concerned in the Cotton Manufacture of this Kingdom, residing in and about the City of London, on Behalf of themselves and many Thousands of Poor employed therein, was presented to the House, and read; praying to be heard, by their Counsel or otherwise, in order to have a Clause, or Clauses, inserted in the Bill, intituled, "An Act to preserve and encourage the Woollen and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom," that Cloths and Stuffs made of Cotton Wool, or mixed therewith, of the Produce of the British Plantations, and manufactured in Great Britain, may be printed, painted, stained, dyed, used, and wore here as usual:

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House to whom the said Bill stands committed; and that the Petitioners may be then heard, by themselves or Counsel, before the said Committee; so that no more Counsel than Two, and Two of the Petitioners, be heard on the several Petitions against the said Bill.

Causes put off.

Whereas To-morrow is appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Sir Edward Leighton Baronet is Appellant, and William Leighton Esquire and others are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Friday next; and that the Judges of the Court of King's Bench, and Barons of the Court of Exchequer, do then attend; and that the other Causes be removed One Cause-day in Course.

Callico Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to preserve and encourage the Woollen and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom; and for the more effectual employing the Poor, by prohibiting the Use and Wear of all printed, painted, stained, or dyed Callicoes, in Apparel, Household Stuff, Furniture, or otherwise, after the Twenty-fifth Day of December One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty-two (except as therein is excepted)."

After some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Clarendon reported from the said Committee, "That they had made some Progress in the Bill; and that he was directed by the Committee to move, that they may have Leave to sit again."

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee, to proceed further on the said Bill, on Thursday next.

State of Public Credit.

Whereas Thursday next is appointed, for the House to be put into a Committee, to take into further Consideration the Causes of the unhappy Turn of Affairs, that has so much affected the Public Credit; and for the Clerks of the South Sea Company employed in taking in the Money on the Third Subscription, or paying back any Part of it, to attend:

It is Ordered, That the House be put into the said Committee on Saturday next; and that the said Clerks do then attend.

River Kennet navigable, Time enlarged, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Time for making the River Kennet navigable, from Reading to Newbury, in the County of Berks."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Lightboun and Mr. Borret:

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

Rye Harbour, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Preservation of the Harbour of Rye, in the County of Sussex."

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords Committees beforenamed.

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

Sir J. Pakington and his Son, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom the Petition of Sir John Pakington Baronet, and Herbert Perrot Pakington his only Son and Heir Apparent, was referred; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Herbert Perrot Pakington Esquire, only Son of Sir John Pakington Baronet, to acknowledge Fines, and suffer Recoveries, while he is under the Age of One and Twenty Years."

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, secundum diem Martii jam prox. sequen. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.