House of Lords Journal Volume 34
May 1775, 21-31

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 34: May 1775, 21-31', Journal of the House of Lords volume 34: 1774-1776 (1767-1830), pp. 464-482. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113685 Date accessed: 20 August 2014.


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Die Lunæ, 22o Maii 1775.
rislieries, En-cotti agemeut of, Bill. Exchequer Lcans Bill. Cloathing of the Forces in Ireland, to be exported, &c Bill. Six Cleiks Offices, le building of, Bill. Quebec, Civil Government of, Act to amend, Bill. Writs for Members of H. C. during Recess, Act to amend, Bill. Buckingham House, Somerset House, &c. Bill. Fisheries, Encouragement of, Bill: Exchequer Loans Bill: Sir Clerks Offices, to rebuild, Bill: Woolton Wawen Enclosure Bill Bills passed by Commission. Cookworthy’s Letters Patent, Term to enlarge, Bill. Lottery, &c. Bill. Sinking Fund Bill. Messages from H. C. to return E. Sefton’s Estate Bill; and Freeman’s Bill. Sinking Fund Bill. Lottery, &c. Bill. Hill against St. John, in Error; Petition for Re-hearing, withdrawn. Messages from H. C to return Worcester College Bill: and Hodshon’s Bill; and D. Buccleugh’s and Bp. of Winton’s Bill; and E. Ferrers’s Estate Bill; and Wootton Wawen Enclosure Bill. Adjourn. Die Martis, 23o Maii 1775.
Doyne against Daly et Ux. Address of Condolence on the Death of the Queen of Denmark. Lottery, &c. Bill. Sinking Fund Bill. Quebec, Civil Government of, Act to amend, Bill. Writs for Members of H. C during Recess, Act to amend, Bill: Message to H. C. to know the Grounds and Evidence upon which they passed the Bill: Lords summoned. St. Leonard’s Shoreditch Poor, &c. Bill: Lottery, &c. Bill: Sinking Fund Bill: Quebec, Civil Government of, Act to amend, Bill: Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Four preceding Bills. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 24o Maii 1775.
V. Hereford takes the Oaths. King’s Answer to Address of Condolence. Franklin against Whately: Life to enter into a Recognizance on it. Writs of Error: Horobin and Stains against Hawley and Downe. Burrows against Leachs. Message from H C to return Leeds Charity Bill. H. C. Answer to the Messages of Yesterday, containing the Grounds and Minutes upon which they passed the Bill to amend the Act for Writs for Members of H. C. during Recess. Writs for Members of H. C. during Recess, Act to amend, Bill. Adjourn. Die Jovis, 25o Maii 1775.
Cookworthy’s Letters Patent, Term to enlarge, Bill. Writs for Members of H. C. during Recess, Act to amend, Bill. Cookworthy’s Letters Patent, Term to enlarge, Bill. Message to H. C. with Amendments to it. Writs for Members of H. C. during Recess, Act to amend, Bill: Message to H. C. with Amendments to it. Messages from H C. to return the Bill to enlarge the Term of Mr Cookworthy’s Letters Patent: and Writs for Members of H. C. during Recess, Act to amend, Bill. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 26o Maii 1775.
L. Wentworth’s Pedigree reported. Darby and Tyrrell against Blackacre, in Error. King present. Bills passed. His Majesty’s Speech. Parliament prorogued.

Die Lunæ, 22o Maii 1775.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Ds. Apsley, Cancel Larius. Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Duresm. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Eliens. Dux Richmond. Ds. Montfort.
Epus. Okon. Dux Bolton. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Bath. &? Wells. Dux Manchester. Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Petriburg. Dux Chandos. Ds. Ponsonby.
Epus. Wigorn. March. Rockingham. Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Meneven. Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Mamfeld.
Epus. Roffen. Comes Denbigh. Ds. Sondes.
Epus. Bangor. Comes Sandwich. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Doncaster. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Abingdon. Ds. Camden.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Ayksford.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Irwin.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley&Ward.

PRAYERS.

rislieries, En-cotti agemeut of, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the Encouragement of the Fisheries carried on from Great Britain, Ireland, and the British, Dominions in Europe; and for securing the Return of the Fishermen, Sailors, and others, employed in the said Fisheries, to the Ports thereof, at the End of the Fishing, Season.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Exchequer Lcans Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money, by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-five.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

And the Lord Scarsdale reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and “directed him to report the fame to the House, with out any Amendment.”

Cloathing of the Forces in Ireland, to be exported, &c Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act; for allowing the Cloathing and Accoutrements necessary for His Majesty’s Forces, paid out of His Majesty’s Revenues arising “in the Kingdom of Ireland, to be exported from “thence to the Places where such Forces are Ordered to serve; and for granting a Bounty upon Flax Seed “imported into Ireland, for a limited Time.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

And the Lord Scarsdale reported from the Committee, “That they had gone through the Bill, and “directed him to report the fame to the House, with out any Amendment.”

Six Cleiks Offices, le building of, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for applying the Funds provided for rebuilding the Offices of the Six Clerks of the King’s Court of Chancery, by an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for rebuilding the Office of the Six Clerks of the King’s Court of Chancery; and for erecting Offices for the Register and Accountant General of the said Court, for the better preserving the Records, Decrees, Orders, and Books of Account, kept in such Offices in building Offices for the said Six Clerks in the Garden of Lincohi’s Inn, instead of rebuilding the present Six Clerks Office in Chancery Lane; and for other Purposes.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Quebec, Civil Government of, Act to amend, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for amending and explaining an Act, passed in the Fourteenth Year of His Majesty Reign, intituled, “An Act to establish a Fund towards further defraying the Charges of the Administration of Justice and Support of the Civil Government, within the Province of Quebec, in America

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow.

Writs for Members of H. C. during Recess, Act to amend, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An; Act to enable the Speaker of the House of Commons to issue his Warrants to make out new Writs for the Choice of Members to serve in Parliament, in the Room of such Members as shall die during the Recess of Parliament;” and for enabling the Speaker of the House of Commons to make out new Writs for the Choice of Members to serve in Parliament, in the Room of such Members as shall, during the Recess of Parliament, become by Succession Peers of Great Britain, and be summoned to Parliament; and for suspending the Execution of the said Act with respect to the Borough of Shaftesbury, in the County of Dorset, during the next Recess of Parliament.”

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow.

Buckingham House, Somerset House, &c. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for setting Buckingham House, with the Appurtenances, upon the Queen, in case She shall survive His Majesty, in lieu of His Majesty’s Palace of Somerset House; for enabling the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty’s Treasury to fell and dispose of Ely House, in Holborn, and for applying the Money to arise by Sale thereof, together with other Monies, in erecting and establishing Publick Offices in Somerset House; and for embanking certain Parts of the River Thames lying within the Bounds of the Manor of The Savoy; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Fisheries, Encouragement of, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the Encouragement of the Fisheries carried on from Great Britain, Ireland, and the British Dominions in Europe; and for securing the Return of the Fishermen, Sailors, and others, employed in the said Fisheries, to the Ports thereof, at the End of the Fishing Season.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Cloathing of tue Forces m Ireland, to be exported, &c., Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for allowing the Cloathing and Accoutrements necessary for His Majesty’s Forces, paid out of His Majesty’s’ Revenues arising in the Kingdom of Ireland, to be exported from thence to the Places where such Forces are Ordered to serve; and for granting a Bounty upon Flax Seed imported into Ireland, for a limited Time.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass ?” It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Exchequer Loans Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money, by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-five.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sir Clerks Offices, to rebuild, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for applying the Funds provided for rebuilding the Offices of the Six Clerks of the King’s Court of Chancery, by an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act: for rebuilding the Office of the Six Clerks of the King’s Court of Chancery; and for erecting Offices for the Register and Accountant General of the said Court, for the better preserving the Records, Decrees, Orders, and Books of Account kept in such Offices;” in building Offices for the said Six Clerks in the Garden of Lincoln’s Inn, instead of rebuilding the present Six Clerks Office in Chancery Lane; and for other Purposes.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to 11 C. that the Lords have agreed to the live preceding Bills.

And Mei Tages were, severally, sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Browning:

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

Woolton Wawen Enclosure Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Woolton Wawen, otherwise Waves Wootton, in the County of Warwick?

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C. with an Amendment to it.

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

To return the said Bill, and acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the fame, with One Amendment, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Bills passed by Commission.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Then Three of the Lords Commissioners, being in their Robes, and seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack, the Lord Chancellor in the Middle, with the Lord President on his Right Hand, and the Earl of Sandwich on his Left, commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the Commons, “The, Lords Commissioners desire their “immediate Attendance in this House, to hear the Commission read:”

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

“My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

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

Then the said Commission was read by the Clerk, as follows; (videlicet),

GEORGE R.

“George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth To Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our Trusty and Well-beloved the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs; of. the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting. Whereas, “We have seen and perfectly understood divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our Loving Subjects the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue; (that is to lay), “An Act to continue for a limited Time so much of an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty a Sum of Money to be raised by Exchequer Bills, and to be advanced and applied in the Manner and upon the Terms therein mentioned, for the Relief of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies” as obliges the said Company to export annually Goods and Merchandizes of the Growth, Product, or Manufacture of Great Britain, to their Settlements in the East Indies, to a certain Value.” “An Act to permit the’ Importation of Painted Earthern Ware, : (except Galley Tiles), the Manufacture of Europe to be fold in Great Britain; and for charging the fame with a Duty ad valorem.” “An Act for enabling the Two Universities in England, the Foul Universities in Scotland, and the several Colleges of Eton, Westminster, and Winchester, to hold in Perpetuity their Copy Right in Books, given or bequeathed to the said Universities and Colleges for the Advancement of useful Learning, and other Purposes of Education; and for amending so much or an Act of the Eighth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, as relates to the Delivery of Books to the Ware House-keeper of the Stationers Company, for the Use of the several Libraries the iein mentioned.” “An Act to permit the free Importation; of Raw Goat Skins into this Kingdom, for a limited Time.” “An Act for encouraging the Manufacture of Rape Oil, and other Vegetable Oils, in this Kingdom, by reducing the Duties on Rape Seed, and other Seeds producing Oil, imported from Ireland) and for allowing the free Importation of Rape Cakes for Manure from Ireland to this Kingdom.” “An Act to repeal an Act, passed in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, (intituled, “An Act against the are erecting and maintaining of Cottages)” “An Act to restrain the Negotiation of Promissory Notes and Inland Bills of Exchange, under a limited Sum, within that Part of Great Britain called England” “An Act to empower Justices of the Peace to administer Oaths where any Penalty is to be levied, or Distress to be made, in pursuance of any Act of Parliament wherein the same is not expressly directed.” “An Act for admeasuring Waggons and other Carriages used in loading Coals on board Ships at the several Ports of this Kingdom, in the fame Manner as at the Ports of Newcastle and Sunderland” “An Act for vesting in James Watt Engineer, his Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, the sole Use and Property of certain Steam Engines, commonly called Fire Engines, of his Invention, described in the said Act, throughout His Majesty’s Dominions, for a limited Time.” “An Act for allowing the Officer, appointed to mark or stamp the Weights to be made Use of in weighing the Gold and Silver Coin of this Kingdom, in pursuance of an Act made in the Act Session of Parliament, to take certain Fees in the Execution of his Office.” “An Act for amending and rendering inore effectual an Act, passed in the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act for regulating and improving the Fisheries in the River Tweed, and the Rivers and Streams running into the fame, and also within the Mouth or Entrance of the said River.” “An Act for altering, explaining, and amending, several Acts of the Parliament of Scotland, reflecting Colliers, Coal-bearers, and Salters.” “An Act for completing and maintaining the Pier at the Town of Mevagissey, in the County of Cornwall.” “An Act for enabling His Majesty to license a Play House in the Town of Manchester, in the County Palatine of Lancaster” “An Act to repeal Two Acts, made in the Parliament of Scotland the Twenty-eighth Day of June One thousand six hundred and thirty-three, intituled, “Act anent the Clan Gregour,” and the Fifteenth Day of June One thousand fix hundred and ninety-three, intituled, “Act for the Justiciary in the Plighlands,” so far as relates to the Mac Gregours; and to revive an Act of the said Parliament of the Twenty-sixth Day of April One thousand fix hundred and sixty-one, relative to the People called Mac Gregours.” “An Act for watering Piccadilly, from the End of Berkeley Street to Hyde Park Gate, in the Parish of Saint George Hanover Square, in the County of Middlesex” “An Act for lighting and watching the Hamlet of Highgate, in the County of Middlesex.’ “An Act for lighting the Streets, Lanes, Roads, and Public Passages, within the Town of Hampstead, and Parts adjacent, within the Parish of Hampstead, in the County of Middlesex; and for establishing a Nightly Watch therein, and a Patrole between the said Town and London.” “An Act for paving and regulating, and for preventing Nuisances and Obstructions, within New Gravel Lane, and the several Streets, Lanes, Passages, and Places, within the Parish of Saint Paul Shadwell, in the County of Middlesex, not comprised in an Act, passed in the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, “for paving and regulating Rosemary Lane, and the other Places therein mentioned.” “An Act to continue, the Term of an Act, made in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, “for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots upon every Scots Pint of Beer and Ale which shall be fold or vended, brewed, brought in or tapped for Sale, within the Town of Anstruther Easter, and Liberties thereof.” “An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor, within the Hundreds of Mitford and Launditch, in the County of Norfolk.” “An Act for draining and preserving certain Lands and Grounds in the Parishes of Wisbech Saint Peter’s and Wistech Saint Mary’s, and in the Hamlets of Wistech Murrow and Wistech Guyhirn, in the Jste of Ely, and County of Cambridge” “An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands, Low Grounds, and Commons, in the several Parishes of Ramsey, Bury, Wistow, Warboys, Somersham, Colne, and Pidley with Eenton, in the County of Huntingdon, and in the Parishes of Chatteris and Doddington, within the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge” “An Act for taking down the Church of All Saints, in the Town of Fulbourne, and County of Cambridge; and for the better repairing, and keeping in Repair, the Church of Saint Vigors, in the said Town.” “An Act “for the more casy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts, within the Hundred of Elloe, in the County of Lincoln” “An Act for extending the Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, payable on every Pint of Ale and Beer vended or fold in the Village of Port Glasgow, and the Privileges thereof, over the Town of Newark; for supplying the Inhabitants of Port Glasgow and Newark with fresh Water; for paving, cleaning, lighting, and watching, the Streets of the said Two Towns; for erecting Public Markets therein; for repairing and keeping in Repair the Breast and East and West Quays of the Harbour of Port Glasgow; and other Purposes therein mentioned.” “An Act to enable the Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint Paul Covent Garden, in the County of Middlesex, to purchase or hire a convenient Piece of Ground for the Purpose of erecting a Work-House thereon, for the Reception and Employment of the Poor of the said Parish; and for providing an additional Burial Ground for the Use of the said Parish.” “An Act for continuing and making more effectual several Acts of Parliament, “for repairing the Roads from Luton, in the County of Bedford to Wedswood Gate, in the said County, and from Luton to Saint Albans, in the County of Hertford.” “An Act to continue the Term of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, “for repairing and widening the several Roads in the County of Peebles, leading from Tweed’s Cross towards the City of Edinburgh, by Blythe Bridge, La Mancha, and Whom and by Linton and Carlops, and from Ingleston, through Carlops, until all the said Roads join the Limits of the County of Edinburgh” An Act to enlarge the Term of several Acts, passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of Queen Avne the Eleventh Year of the Reign of King George the First, and the Tenth, Thirteenth, and Thirty-first, Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, “for repairing the Highways from Old Stratford, “in the County of Northampton, to Dunchurch, in the County of Warwick; and for more effectually amending the said Highways.” “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of several Acts, “for repairing the Road from Beaconssicld, in the County of Bucks, to Stoken-church, in the County of Oxford” “An Act to enable John Duke of Argyll to fell certain Rights of Servitude over Lands, in the County of Argyll, belonging in Property to Hugh Seton Esquire and Sir James Campbell Baronet.” “An Act for carrying into Execution an Agreement made between John Earl of Breadalbane and James Menzies of Culdaires, for the Exchange of certain Lands in the County of Perth.” “An Act for vesting divers Manors, Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Essex and Norfolk, being the Settled Estates of James Lord Viscount Grimston of the Kingdom of Ireland, in Trustees, to be fold for discharging Portions and Incumbrances; and for laying out the Residue of the Money anfing by such Sale in the Purchase of other Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, situate and being in the County of Hertford, to be settled in lieu thereof to the like Uses.” “An Act for establishing and confirming Exchanges of divers Lands and Hereditaments in the Parish of Rowsham, in the County of Oxford, pursuant to Articles of Agreement between Sir Charles Cottrell Dormer, Benjamin Holloway Esquire, and the Reverend Harry Lee; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.” “An Act to enable the Right Honourable Sir John Shelley Baronet, and the Trustees named in the Settlement on his Marriage with Dame Wilhelmina Shelley deceased, his late Wise, to convey Part of the Estates, in the County of Sussex, comprised in such Settlement, in Exchange for, or in lieu of other Estates belonging to the said Sir John Shelley, in the fame County.” “An Act for confirming and rendering effectual a Partition and Division made by and between Sir James Pennyman Baronet, Charles Anderson Pelham Esquire, and Michael Newton Esquire, of divers Manors, Lands, and Here ditaments, in the Counties of York, Lincoln, and Middlesex, and City of London, late the Estates of Sir Mit had Wart on Knight, deceased; and for setting and limiting the entire and specific Parts and Shares which, upon the said Partition and Division, have been allotted to each of them, to the several Uses therein mentioned.” “An Act for vesting a Freehold Estate, late of Eliah Harney Esquire, deceased, called Buck House, otherwise Munckham, situate in, the Parishes of Woodford and Chigwell, in the County of Essex, in Trustees, and their Heirs, in Trust, to fell and convey the fame as therein mentioned; and for applying the Money arising by Sale thereof for the Benefit of Edward Harvey, an Infant, his only Son, and Heir at Law; and for the other Purposes therein mentioned.” “An Act to enable Peter Legh Esquire, and the Reverend Ashburnham Legh Clerk, to grant Building and Improving Leases of Part of their Settled Estates within the Counties of Lancaster and Chester.” “An Act for vesting certain Manors, Messuages, Lands, Rents, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Kent and Middlesex, Part of the Settled Estates of Mehora Dicconson, the Wise of William Dicconson Esquire, in Trustees, to be fold; and for investing the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the fame Uses.” “An Act to enable the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of Worcester and Rowland Berkeley Esquire, to make and establish an Exchange of certain Lands and Tythes in the Parish of Cothendge, in the County of Worcester” “An Act for Sale of the Estate of Elizabeth Smart, an Infant) in the Counties of Dur ham and Northumberland,” “An Act to subject and charge the Prebend Manor of Mych Milton, in the County of Oxford; and the Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, thereunto belonging, with the Payment of Two several perpetual Yearly Rent, Charges or Annual Payments to the Reverend John Wheeldon. and his Successors, Prebendaries of the Prebend of Mych Milton aforesaid; and for diverting the Fee-Simple and Inheritance thereof out of him and his Successors; and for vesting the fame, so charged, in the Reverend Charles Sturges, his Heirs and Assigns.” “An Act for empowering the judges of the Court of Session in Scotland, to fell such Part or Parts of the Estate of Ednam, in the County of Roxburgh, formerly belonging to James Dickson Esquire, deceased, and now to Captain William Dickson, as shall be sufficient for Pay merit of the Debts affecting the fame.” “An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of William Peacocke Esquire, and Emma his Wife, in the Parish of Llanedwanx in the County of Angelsea, in the said William Peacocke, in Fee-Simple; and for settling an Estate of the said William Peacocke, in the Parish of Penmynydd, in the fame County, of greater Value, in lieu thereof.” “An Act for vesting the Fee-Simple and Inheritance of the Estates, late of Robert Doyne Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, in Trust, to’ fell and dispose of so much thereof as may be sufficient to pay off and discharge all the Debts’, Legacies, and other Incumbrances, affecting the said Estates; and for the other Purposes therein mentioned.” “An Act for vesting the Estates of Edmund Bull Esquire, in the County of Hertford, and City of London, in Trustees, to be fold, for the Payment of Debts and Incumbrances, and other Purposes therein expressed.” “An Act for vesting in the Reverend William Peacock, and his Heirs, in Fee-Simple, Part of the Glebe Lands and the Tythes of the Parish of Danby Wisie, and Gafferton, otherwise Tasserton, in the County of York; and for setting certain Freehold Estates of the said William Peacock in him and his Successors, Rectors of the said Parish, in lieu thereof; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.” “An Act for vesting certain Freehold Estates in the Counties of Berks and Wilts, devised by the Will of William Pitt Esquire, deceased, in Trustees to be fold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in lieu thereof, to such of the Uses limited or devised by the said Will, as are or shall be capable of taking Effect.” “An Act to enable Mordecai Greene Esquire, and Mary his Wife, to carry into Execution an Agreement made for and on the Behalf of Alice Bland Widow, deceased, with Ralph Milner; and also to grant Building and Repairing Leases of such Parts of the Estates of the said Alice Bland, as lie in or near the Town of Manchester, and also Leases for Twenty-one Years of other the Estates late of the said Alite Bland.” “An Act for vesting the Freehold and Copyhold Estates, entailed by the Will of William Lock Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be fold; and. for purchasing other Estates to be settled to the fame Uses, subject to the Annuities and other Charges thereon; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.” “An Act for vesting the Settled Estates, devised by the Will of Thomas Dudley deceased, in Trustees, to be fold; and for applying the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses.” “An Act for vesting certain Parts of divers Messuages, Wharfs, and Hereditaments, called Montague Close, in the County of Surrey, in Trustees, in Trust, to fell the fame; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.” “An Act for vesting the several Estates of the late Samuel Heihing Esquire, situate in Jamaica, in Trustees, in Trust, to fell the fame for the Payment of the Incumbrances thereon, and of his Debts, and for other Purposes.” “An Act for enclosing and improving several Grounds, in the Parish of Sledmire, in the East Riding of the County of York.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Commons, and Waste Grounds, lying in the Parish of Hickling, in the County of Nottingham” “An A ft for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Hills, Sleights, and other Commonable Lands, within the Hamlet of Cutsden, otherwise Cuttcsdcn, in the Parish of Bredon, in the County of Worcester.” An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fens, Common Meadows, Common Fields, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Qadring, and in Quadring Hundred, in the County of Lincoln.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Common Meadows in the Liberty of Brinsley, in the Parish of Greasley, in the County of Nottingham” “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, a certain Stinted Pasture called Stockham Marsh, in the Parish of Bremhill, in the County of Wilts; and for exonerating certain old Enclosures, within the said Parish, from the Payment of Tythes.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields and Commonable Places of Long tchington and Bascote, in the County of Warwick” “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Sutton cum Lound, in the County of Nottingham.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Knapwell, in the County of Cambridge” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands, of and within the Parish and Liberties of Braunston, in the County of Northampton.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field, and Commonable Land, lying within the Townships, Liberties, and Precincts of Upper Tadmarton and Lower Tadmarton, in the County of Oxford.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, and Commons, or Waste Grounds, within the Hamlets of Lea and Marston, in the Parish of Lea Martion, in the County of Warwick; and also certain Pieces of Waste Ground within the Liberty of Dunton, in the Pariah of Curdworth, in the said County.” “An Act for dividing and laying in Severalty the Open and Common Fields, and Part of the Open and Common Downs, called Southcott and Kepnell Down, Work Down, and other Commonable Places; and also for dividing and enclosing Pewsey Common, in the Parish of Pewsey, in the County of Wilts.” “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and all other the Commonable Grounds, in the Parish of Brize Norton, in the County of Oxford.” “An Act to render valid and effectual certain Articles of Agreement, for enclosing and dividing the Commons and Waste Grounds in the Manor and Parish of Kildale, in the County of York.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Lands, Pastures, and Commonable Grounds, within the Township, Liberties, and Precincts of Claydon, in the Parish of Cropredy, in the County of Oxford.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Todnam, otherwise Todenham, in the County of Glouceseter” “An Act for dividing and enclosing a Moor, called Alnham Moor, or Aln-ham Common; and also the In-field Grounds of the Township of Alnham, in the Parish of Alnham, in the County of Northumberland “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Com mon Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands, and Commons, within the Parish and Liberties of Spald wick, with Upthorpe, in the County of Huntingdon.” “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Robert Greene Merchant, with Juliana Greene otherwise Judge, his now Wise, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.” “An Act for naturalizing Lavina Benjamina Goodricke.” And albeit, the said Acts by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the fame are not of Force and Effect in the Law without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts: And forasmuch as for divers Causes and Considerations, We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our, Royal Person in the Higher House of our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons: We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the fame, and by the fame do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; Willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence, and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the fame Strength, Force, and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly in the Presence of you all assented to the fame: And We do by these Presents declare and notify the fame Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern; commanding also by these Presents our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Henry Lord Apstey Out Chancellor of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; and also commanding the Most Reverend Father in God, Our Right Trusty and Wellbeloved Counsellor Frederick Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor, Granville Earl Gower, President of Our Council; Our Right Trusty and Right-entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors, Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton, Keeper of our Privy Seal; Thomas Duke of Leeds, John Duke of Rutland, Peregrine Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, Great Chamberlain of En gland; Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, William Earl Talbot, Steward of Our Household; Francis Seymour. Earl of Hertford, Chamberlain of Our Household; Henry Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; John Earl of Sandwich, Firisc Commissioners of Our Admiralty; Robert Earl of Holdernesse, William Henry Eail of Rochford, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; Hugh “Earl of Marchmont, William Earl of Dartmouth, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State, Wills Hill Earl of Hillsborough, George Viscount Townshend, Thomas Viscount Weymouth; and Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor William Lord Mansfield, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent, in Our Absence in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Oui Parliaments to endorse the said Acts, with such Terms and Words in Our Name as is requinte and hath been accustomed for the fame, and also to enroll these Our Letters Patent and the said Acts in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf; and finally, We do declare and will that, after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament and Laws, to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing or Things, to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

“Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Twenty” second Day of May, in the Fifteenth Year of “Our Reign.

By the King Himfelf, signed with His ownHand.
“Yorke.

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

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

“1 An Act to continue, for a limited Time, so much of an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty a Sum of Money, to be raised by Exchequer Bills, and to be advanced and applied in the Manner and upon the Terms therein mentioned, for the Relief of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies,” as. obliges the said Company to export annually Goods and Merchandizes of the Growth’, Product, or Manufacture of Great Britain, to their Settlements in the East Indies, to a certain Value.”

“2. An Act to permit the Importation of painted Earthen Ware, (except Galley Tiles), the Manufacture of Europe, to be fold in Great Britain; and for charging the fame with a Duty ad valorem

“3. An Act for enabling the Two Universities in England, the Four Universities in Scotland, ’and the several Colleges of Eton, Westminster, and Winchester, to hold in Perpetuity their Copy Right in Books given or bequeathed to the said Universities and Colleges, for the Advancement of useful Learning, and other Purposes of Education; and for amending so much of an Act of the Eighth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, as relates to the Delivery of Books to the Ware House-keeper of the Stationers Company, for the Use of the several Libraries therein mentioned.”

“4. An Act to permit the free Importation of Raw Goat Skins into this Kingdom, for a limited Time.”

“5. An Act for encouraging the Manufactures of Rape Oil, and other Vegetable Oils, in this Kingdom, by reducing the Duties on Rape Seed, and other Seeds producing Oil, imported from Ireland and for allowing the from Importation of Rape Cakes for Manure from Ireland to this Kingdom.”

“6. An Act to repeal an Act, passed in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, (intituled, “An Act against the eriting and maintaining of Cottages).”

“7. An Act to rest-rain the Negotiation of Promissory Notes and Inland Bills of Exchange under a limited Sum, within that Part of Great Britain called England.”

“8. An Act to empower Justices of the Peace to administer Oaths where any Penalty is to be levied, or Distress to be made in pursuance of any Act of Parliament, wherein the fame is not expressly directed.”

“9. An Act for admeasuring Waggons and other Carriages used in loading Coals on board Ships at the several Ports of this Kingdom, in the fame Manner as at the Ports of Newcastle and Sunderland

“10. An Act for vesting in James Watt Engineer, his Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, the sole Use and Property of certain Steam Engines, commonly called Fire Engines, of his Invention, described in the said Act, throughout His Majesty’s Dominions, for a limited Time.”

“11. An Act for allowing the Officer, appointed to mark or stamp the Weights to be made Use of in weighing the Gold and Silver Coin of this Kingdom, in pursuance of an Act, made in the “Act Session of Parliament, to take certain Fees in the Execution of his Office.”

“12. An Ad. for amending and rendering more effectual an Act, passed in the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, An Act for regulating and improving the Fisheries in the River Tweed, and the Rivers and Streams running into the fame, and also within the Mouth or Entrance of the said River.”

“13. An Ad for altering, explaining, and amending, several Acts of the Parliament of Scotland, respecting Colliers, Coal-bearers, and Salters.”

“14. An Act for completing and maintaining the Pier at the Town of Mevagssey, in the County of Cornwall

“15. An Act for enabling His Majesty to license a Play House in the Town of Manchester, in the County Palatine of Lancaster

“16. An Act to repeal Two Acts, made in the Parliament of Scotland, the Twenty-eighth Day of June One thousand fix hundred and thirty-three, intituled, “Act anent the Clan Gregour,” and the Fifteenth Day of June One thousand six hundred and ninety-three, intituled, “Act for the Judiciary in the Highlands,” so far as relates to the Mac Gregours; and to revive an Act of the said Parliament of the Twenty-sixth Day of April One thousand fix hundred and sixty-one, relative to the People called Mac Gregours.”

“17. An Act for watering Piccadilly from the End of Berkeley Street to Hyde Park Gate, in the Parish of Saint George, Hanover Square, in the County of Mid-D Essex.”

“18. An Act for lighting and watching the Hamlet of Highgate, in the County of Middlesex.”

“19. An Act for lighting the Streets, Lanes, Roads, and Public Passages, within the Town of Hampstead, and Parts adjacent, within the Parish of Hampstead, in the County of Middlesex; and for establishing a Nightly Watch therein, and a Patrole between the said Town and London.”

“20. An Act for paving and regulating, and for preventing Nuisances and Obstructions, within New Gravel Lane, and the several Streets, Lanes, Passages, and Places, within the Parish of Saint Paul Shadwell, in the County of Middlesex, not comprised in an Act, passed in the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, “for paving and regulating Rosemary Lane, and the other Places therein mentioned.”

“21. An Act to continue the Term of an Act, made in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots upon every Scots Pint of Beer and Ale which shall be sold or vended, brewed, brought in, or tapped, for Sale, within the Town of Anstruther Easter, and Liberties thereof.”

“22. An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor within the Hundreds of Mitford and Launditch, in the County of Norfolk.”

“23. An Act for draining and preserving certain Lands and Grounds, in the Parishes of Wisbech Saint Peter’s and Wisbech Saint Mary’s, and in the Hamlets of Wisbech Murrow and Wisbech Guyhirn, in the Isle of Ely, and County of Cambridge.”

“24. An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands, Low Grounds, and Commons, in the several Parishes of Ramsey, Bury, Wistow, Warboys, Somersham, Colne, and Pidley with Fenton, in the County of Huntingdon, and in the Parishes of Chatteris and Doddington, within the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge.”

“25. An Act for taking down the Church of All Saints, in the Town of Fulbourne, and County of Cambridge; and for the better repairing, and keeping in Repair, the Church of Saint Vigors, in the said Town.”

“26. An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Hundred of Elloe, in the County of Lincoln.”

“27. An Act for extending the Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, payable on every Pint of Ale and Beer vended or sold in the Village of Port Glasgow, and the Privileges thereof, over the Town of Newark; for supplying the Inhabitants of Port Glasgow and Newark with fresh Water; for paving, cleaning, lighting, and watching, the Streets of the said Two Towns; for erecting Public Markets therein; for repairing and keeping in Repair the Breast and East and West Quays of the Harbour of Port Glasgow; and other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“28. An Act to enable the Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint Paul Covent Garden, in the County of Middlesex, to purchase or hire a convenient Piece of Ground, for the Purpose of erecting a Work-house thereon for the Reception and Employment of the Poor of the said Parish; and for providing an additional Burial Ground for the Use of the said Parish.”

“29. An Act for continuing and making more effectual several Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Roads from Luton, in the County of Bedford, to Westwood Gate, in the said County, and from Luton to Saint Albans, in the County of Hertford.”

“30. An Act to continue the Term of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the several Roads in the County of Peebles, leading from Tweed’s Cross towards the City of Edinburgh, by Blythe Bridge, La Mancha, and Whom, and by Linton and Carlops, and from Ingleston, through Carlops, until all the said Roads join the Limits of the County of Edinburgh.”

“31. An Act to enlarge the Term of several Acts, passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, the Eleventh Year of the Reign of King George the First, and the Tenth, Thirteenth, and Thirty-first Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing the Highways from Old Stratford, in the County of Northampton, to Dunchurch, in the County of Warwick; and for more effectually amending the said Highways.”

“32. An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of several Acts, for repairing the Road from Beaconsfield, in the County of Bucks, to Stokenchurch, in the County of Oxford.”

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

Le Roy le veult.”

“33. An Act to enable John Duke of Argyll to sell certain Rights of Servitude over Lands in the County of Argyll, belonging in Property to Hugh Seton Esquire, and Sir James Campbell Baronet.”

“34. An Act for carrying into Execution an Agreement made between John Earl of Breadalbane, and James Menzies of Culdares, for the Exchange of certain Lands, in the County of Perth.”

“35. An Act for vesting divers Manors, Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Essex and Norfolk, being the settled Estates of James Lord Viscount Grimston of the Kingdom of Ireland, in Trustees, to be sold, for discharging Portions and Incumbrances; and for laying out the Residue of the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, situate and being in the County of Hertford, to be settled in lieu thereof to the like Uses.”

“36. An Act for establishing and confirming Exchanges of divers Lands and Hereditaments in the Parish of Rowsham, in the County of Oxford, pursuant to Articles of Agreement between Sir Charles Cottrell Dormer, Benjamin Holloway Esquire, and the Reverend Harry Lee; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“37. An Act to enable the Right Honourable Sir John Shelley Baronet, and the Trustees named in the Settlement on his Marriage with Dame Wilhelmina Shelley deceased, his late Wife, to convey Part of the Estates, in the County of Sussex, comprised in such Settlement, in Exchange for or in lieu of other Estates belonging to the said Sir John Shelley, in the same County.”

“38. An Act for confirming and rendering effectual a Partition and Division made by and between Sir James Pennyman Baronet, Charles Anderson Pelham Esquire, and Michael Newton Esquire, of divers Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of York, Lincoln, and Middlesex, and City of London, late the Estates of Sir Michael Warton Knight, deceased; and for settling and limiting the entire and specific Parts and Shares which, upon the said Partition and Division, have been allotted to each of them, to the several Uses therein mentioned.”

“39. An Act for vesting a Freehold Estate, late of Eliah Harvey Esquire, deceased, called Buckhouse, otherwise Munckham, situate in the Parishes of Woodford and Chigwell, in the County of Essex, in Trustees, and their Heirs in Trust, to sell and convey the same as therein mentioned; and for applying the Money arising by Sale thereof for the Benefit of Edward Harvey an infant, his only Son and Heir at Law, and for the other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“40. An Act to enable Peter Legh Esquire, and the Reverend Ashburnham Legh Clerk, to grant Building and Improving Leases of Part of their Settled Estates, within the Counties of Lancaster and Chester.”

“41. An Act for vesting certain Manors, Messuages, Lands, Rents, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Kent and Middlesex, Part of the Settled Estates of Meliora Dicconson, the Wife of William Dicconson Esquire, in Trustees to be sold; and for investing the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses.”

“42. An Act to enable the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of Worcester, and Rowland Berkeley Esquire, to make and establish an Exchange of certain Lands and Tythes in the Parish of Cotheridge, in the County of Worcester.”

“43. An Act for Sale of the Estate of Elizabeth Smart, an infant, in the Counties of Durham and Northumberland.”

“44. An Act to subject and charge the Prebend Manor of Mych Milton, in the County of Oxford, and the Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments thereunto belonging, with the Payment of Two several perpetual yearly Rent Charges, or Annual Payments, to the Reverend John Wheeldon, and his Successors, Prebendaries of the Prebend of Mych Milton aforesaid; and for divesting the Fee-Simple and Inheritance thereof out of him and his Successors; and for vesting the same, so charged, in the Reverend Charles Sturges, his Heirs and Assigns.”

“45. An Act for empowering the Judges of the Court of Session in Scotland, to sell such Part or Parts of the Estate of Ednam, in the County of Roxburgh, formerly belonging to James Dickson Esquire, deceased, and now to Captain William Dickson, as shall be sufficient for Payment of the Debts affecting the same.”

“46. An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of William Peacocke Esquire, and Emma his Wife, in the Parish of Llanedwan, in the County of Anglesea; in the said William Peacocke, in Fee-Simple; and for settling an Estate of the said William Peacocke, in the Parish of Penmynydd, in the same County, of greater Value, in lieu thereof.”

“47. An Act for vesting the Fee-Simple and Inheritance of the Estates, late of Robert Doyne Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, in Trust, to sell and dispose of so much thereof as may be sufficient to pay off and discharge all the Debts, Legacies, and other Incumbrances affecting the said Estates; and for the other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“48. An Act for vesting the Estates of Edmund Bull Esquire, in the County of Hertford, and City of London, in Trustees, to be sold, for the Payment of Debts and Incumbrances; and other Purposes therein expressed.”

“49. An Act for vesting in the Reverend William Peacock, and his Heirs, in Fee-Simple, Part of the Glebe Lands and the Tythes of the Parish of Danby Wiske, and Gafferton, otherwise Yafferton, in the County of York; and for settling certain Freehold Estates of the said William Peacock in him and his Successors, Rectors of the said Parish, in lieu thereof; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“50. An Act for vesting certain Freehold Estates in the Counties of Berks and Wilts, devised by the Will of William Pitt Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale, in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in lieu thereof, to such of the Uses limited or devised by the said Will, as are or shall be capable of taking Effect.”

“51. An Act to enable Mordecai Greene Esquire, and Mary his Wife, to carry into Execution an Agreement made for and on the Behalf of Alice Bland Widow, deceased, with Ralph Milner; and also to grant Building and Repairing Leases of such Parts of the Estates of the said Alice Bland, as lie in or near the Town of Manchester; and also Leases for Twenty-one Years, of other the Estates late of the said Alice Bland.”

“52. An Act for vesting the Freehold and Copyhold Estates, entailed by the Will of William Lock Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for purchasing other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses, subject to the Annuities and other Charges thereon; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“53. An Act for vesting the Settled Estates, devised by the Will of Thomas Dudley deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying the Money arising by such Sale, in the Purchase of Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses.”

“54. An Act for vesting certain Parts of divers Messuages, Wharfs, and Hereditaments, called Montague Close, in the County of Surrey, in Trustees, in Trust, to sell the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“55. An Act for vesting the several Estates of the. late Samuel Heming Esquire, situate in Jamaica, in Trustees, in Trust, to sell the same, for the Payment of the Incumbrances thereon, and of this Debts, and for other Purposes.”

“56. An Act for enclosing and improving several Grounds in the Parish of Sledmire, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

“57. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Commons, and Waste Grounds, lying in the Parish of Hickling, in the County of Nottingham.”

“58. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Hills, Sleights, and other Commonable Lands, within the Hamlet of Cutsden, otherwise Cuttesden, in the Parish of Bredon, in the County of Worcester.”

“59. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fens, Common Meadows, Common Fields, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish. of Quadring, and in Quadring Hundred, in the County of Lincoln.”

“60. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons, and Common Meadows, in the Liberty of Brinsley, in the Parish of Greasley, in the County of Nottingham.”

“61. An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, a certain Stinted Pasture called Stockham Marsh, in the Parish of Bremhill, in the County of Wilts; and for exonerating certain old Enclosures, within the said Parish, from the Payment of Tythes.”

“62. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields and Commonable Places of Long Itchington and Bascote, in the County of Warwick.”

“63. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Sutton cum Lound, in the County of Nottingham.”

“64. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Knapwell, in the County of Cambridge.”

“65. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands, of and within the Parish and Liberties of Braunston, in the County of Northampton.”

“66. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field, and Commonable Land, lying within the Townships, Liberties, and Precincts of Upper Tadmarton and Lower Tadmarton, in the County of Oxford.”

“67. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadow, and Commons, or Waste Grounds, within the Hamlets of Lea and Marston, in the Parish of Lea Marston, in the County of Warwick, and also certain Pieces of Waste Ground within the Liberty of Dunton, in the Parish of Curdworth, in the said County.”

“68. An Act for dividing and laying in Severalty the Open and Common Fields, and Part of the Open and Common Downs, called Southcott and Kepnell Down, Work Down, and other Commonable Places; and also for dividing and enclosing Pewsey Common, in the Parish of Pewsey, in the County of Wilts.”

“69. An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and all other the Commonable Grounds, in the Parish of Brize Norton, in the County of Oxford.”

“70. An Act to render valid and effectual certain Articles of Agreement for enclosing and dividing the Commons, and Waste Grounds in the Manor and Parish of Kildale, in the County of York.”

“71. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Lands, Pastures, and Commonable Grounds, within the Township, Liberties, and Precincts of Claydon, in the Parish of Cropredy, in the County of Oxford.”

“72. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Todnam, otherwise Todenham, in the County of Gloucester.”

“73. An Act for dividing and enclosing a Moor called Alnbam Moor or Alnbam Common, and also the In-field Grounds of the Township of Alnbam, in the Parish of Alnbam, in the County of Northumberland.”

“74. An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands, and Commons, within the Parish and Liberties of Spaldwick with Upthorpe, in the County of Huntingdon.”

“75. An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Robert Greene Merchant, with Juliana Greene, otherwise Judge, his now Wise, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“76. An Act for naturalizing Levina Benjamina Goodricke.”

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

Soit fait comme il est desiré.”

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Cookworthy’s Letters Patent, Term to enlarge, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term of Letters Patent, granted by His present Majesty to William Cookworthy of Plymouth, Chymist, for the sole Use and Exercise of a Discovery of certain Materials for making Porcelain, in order to enable Richard Champion of Bristol, Merchant, (to whom the said Letters Patent have been assigned), to carry the said Discovery into effectual Execution for the Benefit of the Publick;” and for hearing Counsel for and against the said Bill:

And no Counsel appearing either for or against the same.

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

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

Ld. President. L. Abp. Canterbury. L. Le Despencer.
L. Godolphin.
D. Richmond. L. Montfort.
D. Bolton. L. Bp. Durham. L. Sandys.
D. Manchester. L. Bp. Ely. L. Ravensworth.
D. Chandos. L. Bp. Oxford. L. Ponsonby.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells. L. Hyde.
M. Rockingham. L. Mansfield.
L. Sondes.
E. Huntingdon. L. Bp. Peterborough. L. Scarsdale.
E. Denbigh. L. Vernon.
E. Sandwich. L. Bp. Worcester. L. Camden.
E. Doncaster. L. Bp. St. Davids.
E. Abingdon. L. Bp. Rochester.
E. Jersey. L. Bp. Bangor.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Tankerville.
E. Aylesford.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Effingham.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Hillsborough.
V. Montague.
V. Townshend.
V. Weymouth.
V. Irwin.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

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

Lottery, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for redeeming the Sum of One Million of the Capital Stocks of Three Pounds per Centum Annuities, in the Manner and on the Terms therein mentioned; and for establishing a Lottery;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sinking Fund Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund; and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-five; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were, severally, read the First Time.

Messages from H. C. to return E. Sefton’s Estate Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to confirm several Building Leases already granted by the Right Honourable the Earl of Sefton, of the Kingdom of Ireland, of Part of his Settled Estates, in the County of Lancaster; and to enable him during his Life, and after his Decease the Trustee during the Minority of any infant, to grant other Building and Improving Leases; and for other Purposes in the said Act mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Freeman’s Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Lands at Hadley, in the Parish of Wellington, in the County of Salop, devised by the Will of the Reverend Joshua Pulford Clerk, deceased, in Joshua Freeman, and his Heirs;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Sinking Fund Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund; and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-five; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament.”

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow.

Lottery, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for redeeming the Sum of One Million of the Capital Stocks of Three Pounds per Centum Annuities, in the Manner and on the Terms therein mentioned; and for establishing Lottery.”

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow.

Hill against St. John, in Error; Petition for Re-hearing, withdrawn.

The Order of the Day being read for reading the Petition of James Tomkinson Agent for Robert Hill Clerk; praying a Re-hearing of his Cause presented to this House on Friday last.

The said Petition was accordingly read by the Clerk:

After short Debate,

Ordered. That the Petitioner have Leave to withdraw his said Petition.

Messages from H. C to return Worcester College Bill:

A Messages was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Page and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for explaining, amending, and enlarging, the Powers granted by an Act, passed in the Eighteenth Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for Sale of certain Leasehold Estates, late of Sarah Eaton deceased, and by her devised to the Provost, Fellows, and Scholars of Worcester College, in the University of Oxford; and for laying out the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of Fee-Simple Estates; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and for indemnifying the acting Trustee or Trustees appointed under the said Act, for having expended a larger Sum of Money than allowed by that Act; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;”and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Hodshon’s Bill;

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir James Pennyman and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Reverend Edmund Hodshon, Rector of Spennithorne, in the County of York, to exchange the Tythes of the Townships of Harnby and Spennithorne, for Lands in the Parish of Goverham, in the County of York, belonging to Mr. William Baynes, to be settled to the same Uses;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and D. Buccleugh’s and Bp. of Winton’s Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for rendering effectual a Proposal or Agreement made between the Duke of Buccleugh and the Lord Bishop of Winchester, for exchanging and enfranchising certain Leasehold and Copyhold Lands and Hereditaments in the Parish and Manor of Adderbury, in the County of Oxford; and for enabling the said Bishop to grant Leases in Manner therein mentioned;” and acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and E. Ferrers’s Estate Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for appointing new Trustees to carry into Execution an Act, passed in the Eighth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act for the more effectually carrying into Execution an Act, made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for vesting in Trustees the Settled Estate of Washington Earl Ferrers, in the County of Derby, to be sold for satisfying the Incumbrances and Portions affecting the same and the rest of the Settled Estate; and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” in the Room and Stead of those appointed by the said Act, who are desirous of resigning the Trust thereby reposed in them;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Wootton Wawen Enclosure Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Wootton Wawen otherwise Waves Wootton, in the County of Warwick;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Adjourn.

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

Die Martis, 23o Maii 1775.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bath. & Wells. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Wigorn. Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Meneven. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Roffen. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Manchester. Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Vernon.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Digby.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

Doyne against Daly et Ux.

The Answer of Michael Daly Esquire and Johanna his Wife, commonly called Lady Johanna Daly, to the Appeal of Robert Doyne Esquire, was this Day brought in.

Address of Condolence on the Death of the Queen of Denmark.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, “To condole with His Majesty on the Death of His Majesty’s Royal Sister the Queen of Denmark, to express our deep Concern on that melancholy Event; and to assure His Majesty, that we shall ever take the sincerest Part in whatever may affect His Majesty’s domestick Happiness.”

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

Lottery, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for redeeming the Sum of One Million of the Capital Stocks of Three Pounds per Centum Annuities, in the Manner and on the Terms therein mentioned; and for establishing a Lottery.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Sinking Fund Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned, during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund, and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-five; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Quebec, Civil Government of, Act to amend, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was, adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for amending and explaining an Act, passed in the Fourteenth Year of His Majesty’s Reign, intituled, An Act to establish a Fund towards further defraying the Charges of the Administration of Justice, and Support of the Civil Government within the Province of Quebec, in America.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Writs for Members of H. C during Recess, Act to amend, Bill:

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act to enable the Speaker of the House of Commons to issue his Warrants to make out new Writs for the Choice of Members to serve in Parliament, in the Room of such Members as shall die during the Recess of Parliament;” and for enabling the Speaker of the House of Commons to make out new Writs for the Choice of Members to serve in Parliament, in the Room of such Members as shall, during the Recess of Parliament, become by Succession Peers of Great Britain, and be summoned to Parliament; and for suspending the Execution of the said Act, with respect to the Borough of Shaftesbury, in the County of Dorset, during the next Recess of Parliament.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

And the Lord Scarsdale reported, “That the Committee had met, and considered the Bill to them referred, and had made a Progress therein.”

Ordered, That the House be again put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow.

Message to H. C. to know the Grounds and Evidence upon which they passed the Bill:

Ordered, That a Message be sent to the House of Commons, to desire, “That they will communicate to this House the Grounds and Evidence upon which they passed the Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act to enable the Speaker of the House of Commons to issue his Warrants to make out new Writs for the Choice of Members to serve in Parliament, in the Room of such Members as shall die during the Recess of Parliament;” and for enabling the Speaker of the House of Commons to make out new Writs for the Choice of Members to serve in Parliament in the Room of such Members as shall, during the Recess of Parliament, become by Succession Peers of Great Britain, and be summoned to Parliament; and for suspending the Execution of the said Act with respect to the Borough of Shaftesbury, in the County of Dorset, during the next Recess of Parliament.” so far as the same relates to the suspending the Execution of the said Act with respect to the Borough of Shaftesbury, in the County of Dorset, during the next Recess of Parliament.”

Lords summoned.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned for To-morrow.

St. Leonard’s Shoreditch Poor, &c. Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act, passed in the Fourteenth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor within the Parish of Saint Leonard Shoreditch, in the County of Middlesex; and for building a Work-House, and for purchasing a Piece of Land for a Burial Ground for the Use of the said Parish;” and for hearing Counsel for and against the same.

And no Counsel appearing either for or against the Bill.

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Lottery, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for redeeming the Sum of One Million of the Capital Stocks of Three Pounds per Centum Annuities, in the Manner and on the Terms therein mentioned; and for establishing a Lottery.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sinking Fund Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund, and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-five; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Quebec, Civil Government of, Act to amend, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for amending and explaining an Act, passed in the Fourteenth Year of His Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act to establish a Fund towards further defraying the Charges of the Administration of Justice, and Support of the Civil Government within the Province of Quebec, in America.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

And Messages were, severally, ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Browning:

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

Adjourn.

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

Die Mercurii, 24o Maii 1775.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Dux Cumberland. Ds. Masham.
Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Londin. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Bruce.
Epus. Bath. & Wells. Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Wigorn. Comes Gower,Præses. Ds. Mansfield.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Sondes.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Chandos. Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Vernon.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Hertford Camerarius.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Northington.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

V. Hereford takes the Oaths.

This Day Edward Viscount Hereford took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

King’s Answer to Address of Condolence.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, “That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) presented to His Majesty, the Address of this House of Yesterday, of Condolence on the Death of the Queen of Denmark; to which His Majesty was pleased to return the following most Gracious Answer; (videlicet),

“His Majesty thanks the House of Lords for the tender Concern they express for the great Loss he has sustained; and has the most perfect Sense of their Duty to Him, and Affection for His Royal Family.”

Franklin against Whately:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Benjamin Franklin of Westminster in the County of Middlesex, complaining of so much of an Order of the Court of Chancery, of the 28th of March 1775, made in a certain Cause wherein William Whately of London, Banker, Administrator of Thomas Whately Esquire, deceased, was Plaintiff, and the Petitioner Benjamin Franklin Defendant, as over-rules the Petitioner’s Exception to the Master’s Report, as to the Third, Sixth, and Tenth Exceptions to the Petitioner’s Answer, which said Order is not yet passed and entered; and praying, That the same may be reversed, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that the said William Whately may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said William Whately may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the Seventh Day of June next.

Life to enter into a Recognizance on it.

The House being moved, “That Thomas Life, of Basinghall Street, London, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Benjamin Franklin, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he being abroad beyond the Seas:”

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

Writs of Error:

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

In the First of which,

Horobin and Stains against Hawley and Downe.

John Horobin and William Stains are Plaintiffs, and Samuel Hawley and William Downe are Defendants.

And in the last,

Burrows against Leachs.

John Burrows is Plaintiff, and Thomas Leach and Samuel Leach are Defendants.

Message from H C to return Leeds Charity Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the Sale and Enfranchisement of certain Copyhold Tenements and Premises in the Parish of Leeds, in the County of York, Part of the Estate belonging to the Free Grammar School there, for the Purpose of erecting a Publick Cloth Hall, and making Avenues or Passages thereto, and for applying the Purchase Money for the Benefit of the said School;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

H. C. Answer to the Messages of Yesterday, containing the Grounds and Minutes upon which they passed the Bill to amend the Act for Writs for Members of H. C. during Recess.

The Messengers sent to the House of Commons Yesterday, to desire, “That they will communicate to this House, the Grounds and Evidence upon which they passed the Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act to enable the Speaker of the House of Commons to issue his Warrants, to make out new Writs for the Choice of Members to serve in Parliament, in the Room of such Members as shall die during the Recess of Parliament;” and for enabling the Speaker of the House of Commons to make out new Writs for the Choice of Members to serve in Parliament in the Room of such Members as shall, during the Recess of Parliament, become by Succession Peers of Great Britain, and be summoned to Parliament; and for suspending the Execution of the said Act, with respect to the Borough of Shaftesbury, in the County of Dorset, during the next Recess of Parliament,” so far as the same relates to the suspending the Execution of the said Act, with respect to the Borough of Shaftesbury, in the County of Dorset, during the next Recess of Parliament;” return Answer, “That the Commons have taken their Lordships Message into Consideration, and do acquaint their Lordships, That the Grounds upon which the House of Commons inserted in the Bill, mentioned in the Message, of the Lords, the Clause for suspending the Execution of the Act “to enable the Speaker of the House of Commons to issue his Warrants to make out new Writs for the Choice of Members to serve in Parliament in the Room of such Members as shall die during the Recess of Parliament, with respect to the Borough of Shaftesbury, in the County of Dorset, during the next Recess of Parliament,” were; that it appeared to the House of Commons, from a Report made from One of their Select Committees, appointed under the Act of Parliament for regulating the Trials of Controverted Elections, or Returns of Members to serve in Parliament, that there was the most notorious Bribery and Corruption at the last Election of Members to serve in this present Parliament for the said Borough: This the House of Commons were of Opinion required the most serious Consideration of Parliament; but as it appeared to them too late to proceed in this Consideration in the present Session, and highly expedient to proceed as early as possible in the next, the House of Commons thought it essentially necessary, that, until they should have an Opportunity of making a further Enquiry into that Matter, no Election for that Borough should eventually take place, which might in any Manner affect that Enquiry, or prevent the Parliament from taking such effectual Measures for discouraging Bribery and Corruption in the Election of Members of the House of Commons, as, upon mature Deliberation, should seem most proper.”

“These are the Grounds, together with the Minutes of the Examination taken before the said Select Committee, a Copy of which the Commons have herewith transmitted to your Lordships, which in their Opinion did fully authorize them to insert in the said Bill the Clause for suspending, during the next Recess of Parliament, the Execution of the said Act of the 10th Year of His present Majesty, with respect to the Borough of Shaftesbury.”

The said Report was read by the Clerk.

Writs for Members of H. C. during Recess, Act to amend, Bill.

Then the Order of the Day for the House to be again in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act to enable the Speaker of the House of Commons to issue his Warrants to make out new Writs for the Choice of Members to serve in Parliament, in the Room of such Members as shall die during the Recess of Parliament;” and for enabling the Speaker of the House of Commons to make out new Writs for the Choice of Members to serve in Parliament, in the Room of such Members as shall, during the Recess of Parliament, become by Succession Peers of Great Britain, and be summoned to Parliament; and for suspending the Execution of the said Act, with respect to the Borough of Shaftesbury, in the County of Dorset, during the next Recess of Parliament.” and for the Lords to be summoned, being read:

Ordered, That the said Message and Report be referred to the said Committee.

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the said Bill.

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

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

Adjourn.

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

Die Jovis, 25o Maii 1775.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bangor. Comes Gower,Præses.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Aylesford.
Come Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Northington.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Montague.

PRAYERS.

Cookworthy’s Letters Patent, Term to enlarge, Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term of Letters Patent, granted by His present Majesty, to William Cookworthy of Plymouth, Chymist, for the sole Use and Exercise of a Discovery of certain Materials for making Porcelain, in order to enable Richard Champion of Bristol, Merchant, (to whom the said Letters Patent have been assigned), to carry the said Discovery into effectual Execution for the Benefit of the Public,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto.”

Which Amendments were read by the Clerk as follow; (videlicet),

“Pr. 11. L.25. After [“Assigns”] insert [“and no further or greater than he or the said Richard Champion would have been entitled to, if this Act had not been made”].

“Pr. 12. L. 13. After [“Assigns”] insert Clause [“A”].

[“Provided always, and be it further enacted and declared by the Authority aforesaid, That if the said Richard Champion shall not cause to be enrolled in the High Court of Chancery, within Four Months after passing this Act, a Specification of the Mixture and Proportions of the Raw Materials of which his Porcelain is composed, and likewise of the Mixture and Proportions of the Raw Materials which compose the Glaze of the same, (which Specification is now in the Hands of the Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain); or if the same shall not be a true and just Specification of the Mixture and Proportions of the said Materials, then this Act shall cease, determine, and be absolutely void; any Thing herein before contained to the contrary hereof notwithstanding: Provided also, that nothing in this Act contained shall be construed to hinder or prevent any Potter or Potters, or any other Person or Persons, from making use of any such Raw Materials, or any Mixture or Mixtures thereof, (except such Mixture of Raw Materials, and in such Proportions, as are described in the Specification herein-before directed to be enrolled); any Thing in this Act to the contrary notwithstanding”].

Which Amendments, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

Writs for Members of H. C. during Recess, Act to amend, Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act to enable the Speaker of the House of Commons to issue his Warrants to make out new Writs for the Choice of Members to serve in Parliament, in the Room of such Members as shall die during the Recess of Parliament;” and for enabling the Speaker of the House of Commons to make out new Writs for the Choice of Members to serve in Parliament, in the Room of such Members as shall, during the Recess of Parliament, become by Succession Peers of Great Britain, and be summoned to Parliament; and for suspending the Execution of the said Act, with respect to the Borough of Shaftesbury, in the County of Dorset, during the next Recess of Parliament.”

The said Amendments were read by the Clerk as follow; (videlicet),

“Pr. 3. L. 16. After [“become”], leave out [“by Succession”].

“L. 33. Leave out [“by Succession”].

“Pr. 5. L. 5, 6, 7, and 8. Leave out [“would be highly inexpedient, and contrary to the Intentions of the House of Commons and”].

In the Title of the Bill.

“L. 10 and 11. Leave out [“by Succession”].

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

Cookworthy’s Letters Patent, Term to enlarge, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term of Letters Patent, granted by His present Majesty to William Cookworthy of Plymouth, Chymist, for the sole Use and Exercise of a Discovery of certain Materials for making Porcelain, in order to enable Richard Champion, of Bristol, Merchant, (to whom the said Letters Patent have been assigned), to carry, the said Discovery into effectual Execution for the Benefit of the Public.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

To return the said Bill, and acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Writs for Members of H. C. during Recess, Act to amend, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act to enable the Speaker of the House of Commons to issue his Warrants to make out new Writs for the Choice of Members to serve in Parliament, in the Room of such Members as shall die during the Recess of Parliament;” and for enabling the Speaker of the House of Commons to make out new Writs for the Choice of Members to serve in Parliament, in the Room of such Members as shall, during the Recess of Parliament, become by Succession Peers of Great Britain, and be summoned to Parliament; and for suspending the Execution of the said Act, with respect to the Borough of Shaftesbury, in the County of Dorset, during the next Recess of Parliament.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

To return the said Bill, and acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Messages from H C. to return the Bill to enlarge the Term of Mr Cookworthy’s Letters Patent:

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term of Letters Patent granted by His present Majesty to William Cookworthy of Plymouth, Chymist, for the sole Use and Exercise of a Discovery of certain Materials for making Porcelain, in order to enable Richard Champion, of Bristol, Merchant, (to whom the said Letters Patent have been assigned), to carry the said Discovery into effectual Execution for the Benefit of the Public;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

and Writs for Members of H. C. during Recess, Act to amend, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act to enable the Speaker of the House of Commons to issue his Warrants to make out new Writs for the Choice of Members to serve in Parliament, in the Room of such Members as shall die during the Recess of Parliament;” and for enabling the Speaker of the House of Commons to make out new Writs for the Choice of Members to serve in Parliament, in the Room of such Members as shall, during the Recess of Parliament, become by Succession Peers of Great Britain, and be summoned to Parliament; and for suspending the Execution of the said Act, with respect to the Borough of Shaftesbury, in the County of Dorset, during the next Recess of Parliament.” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Adjourn.

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

Die Veneris, 26o Maii 1775.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Epus. Duresm. Ds. Craven.
Epus. Oxon. Comes Gower,Præses. Ds. Montfort.
Epus. Meneven. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Chandos. Ds. Bruce.
Dux Dorset. Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Walpole.
Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Exeter. Ds. Camden.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Northington.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

L. Wentworth’s Pedigree reported.

The Lord Scarsdale, reported from the Lords Committees for Privileges, “That the Committee had met and considered of. the Pedigree of Thomas Lord Viscount Wentworth, and examined Mr. Bigland, One of the Heralds, upon Oath, in relation thereto, at the Bar, who fully verified the same, together with the Proofs thereof; and that the said Lord Viscount Wentworth hath respectively signed and certified the same to be true, to the best of his Knowledge, Information, and Belief, upon his Honour, pursuant to the Orders of this House.”

Darby and Tyrrell against Blackacre, in Error.

The Lord Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King’s Bench, in the usual Manner, delivered in at the Table a Writ of Error, wherein John Darby and Robert Tyrrell are Plaintiffs, and Richard Blackacre is Defendant.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure to robe.

The House was resumed.

King present.

His Majesty being seated on the Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended by His Officers of State, (the Lords being in their Robes), commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, “It is His Majesty’s Pleasure that they attend Him immediately in this House.”

Who being come, with their Speaker;

He, after a Speech in relation to the Money Bills to be passed, delivered them to the Clerk, who brought them to the Table, where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow; (videlicet),

Bills passed.

“1. An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money, by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-five.”

“2. An Act for redeeming the Sum of One Million of the Capital Stocks of Three Pounds per Centum Annuities, in the Manner and on the Terms therein mentioned; and for establishing a Lottery.”

“3. An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund, and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-five; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament.”

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

Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult.”

“4. An Act for settling Buckingham House, with the Appurtenances, upon the Queen, in case She shall survive His Majesty, in lieu of His Majesty’s Palace of Somerset House; for enabling the Lords, Commissioners of His Majesty’s Treasury to sell and dispose of Ely House in Holborn, and for applying the Money to arise by Sale thereof, together with other Monies, in erecting and establishing Publick Offices in Somerset House; and for embanking certain Parts of the River Thames, lying within the Bounds of the Manor of The Savoy, and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“5. An Act for the Encouragement of the Fisheries carried on from Great Britain, Ireland, and the British Dominions in Europe; and for securing the Return of the Fishermen, Sailors, and others, employed in the said Fisheries, to the Ports thereof, at the End of the Fishing Season.”

“6. An Act for amending and explaining an Act, passed in the Fourteenth Year of His Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act to establish a Fund towards further defraying the Charges of the Administration of Justice and Support of the Civil Government, within the Province of Quebec in America.

“7. An Act for allowing the Cloathing and Accoutrements necessary for His Majesty’s Forces, paid out of His Majesty’s Revenues arising in the Kingdom of Ireland, to be exported from thence to the Places where such Forces are ordered to serve; and for granting a Bounty upon Flax Seed imported into Ireland, for a limited Time.”

“8. An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act to enable the Speaker of the House of Commons to issue his Warrants to make out new Writs for the Choice of Members to serve in Parliament in the Room of such Members as shall die during the Recess of Parliament; and for enabling the Speaker of the House of Commons to make out new Writs for the Choice of Members to serve in Parliament in the Room of such Members as shall, during the Recess of Parliament, become Peers of Great Britain, and be summoned to Parliament; and for suspending the Execution of the said Act, with respect to the Borough of Shaftesbury, in the County of Dorset, during the next Recess of Parliament.”

“9. An Act for applying the Funds provided for rebuilding the Offices of the Six Clerks of the King’s Court of Chancery, by an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for rebuilding the Office of the Six Clerks of the King’s Court of Chancery, and for erecting Offices for the Register and Accountant General of the said Court, for the better preserving the Records, Decrees, Orders, and Books of Account kept in such Offices;” in building Offices for the said Six Clerks in the Garden of Lincoln’s Inn, instead of rebuilding the present Six Clerks Office in Chancery Lane; and for other Purposes.”

“10. An Act for enlarging the Term of Letters Patent granted by His present Majesty to William Cookworthy, of Plymouth, Chymist, for the sole Use and Exercise of a Discovery of certain Materials for making Porcelain, in order to enable Richard Champion, of Bristol, Merchant, (to whom the said Letters Patent have been assigned), to carry the said Discovery into effectual Execution for the Benefit of the Publick.”

“11. An Act to explain and amend an Act, passed in the Fourteenth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor within the Parish of Saint Leonard, Shoreditch, in the County of Middlesex, and for building a Work-house; and for purchasing a Piece of Land for a Burial Ground for the Use of the said Parish.”

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

Le Roy le veult.”

“12. An Act for rendering effectual a Proposal or Agreement made between the Duke of Buccleugh and the Lord Bishop of Winchester, for exchanging and enfranchising certain Leasehold and Copyhold Lands and Hereditaments in the Parish and Manor of Adderbury, in the County of Oxford; and for enabling the said Bishop to grant Leases in Manner therein mentioned.”

“13. An Act for appointing new Trustees to carry into Execution an Act, passed in the Eighth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act for the more effectually carrying into Execution an Act, made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for vesting in Trustees the settled Estate of Washington Earl Ferrers, in the County of Derby, to be fold, for satisfying the Incumbrances and Portions affecting the same, and the rest of the settled Estate, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” in the Room and Stead of those appointed by the said Act, who are desirous of resigning the Trust thereby reposed in them.”

“14. An Act for the Sale and Enfranchisement of certain Copyhold Tenements and Premises in the Parish of Leeds, in the County of York, Part of the Estate belonging to the Free Grammar School there, for the Purpose of erecting a Publick Cloth Hall, and making Avenues or Passages thereto; and for applying the Purchase Money for the Benefit of the said School.”

“15. An Act to confirm several Building Leases already granted by the Right Honourable the Earl of Session, of the Kingdom of Ireland, of Part of his settled Estates in the County of Lancaster, and to enable him during his Life, and after his Decease the Trustee, during the Minority of any Infant, to grant other Building and Improving Leases; and for other Purposes in the said Act mentioned.”

“16. An Act for vesting certain Lands at Hadley, in the Parish of Wellington, in the County of Salop, devised by the Will of the Reverend Joshua Pulford Clerk, deceased, in Joshua Freeman and his Heirs.”

“17. An Act to enable the Reverend Edmund Hodshon, Rector of Spennithorne in the County of York, to exchange the Tythes of the Townships of Harnby and Spennithorne, for Lands in the Parish of Goverham, in the County of York, belonging to Mr. Willam Baynes, to be settled to the same Uses.”

“18. An Act for explaining, amending, and enlarging the Powers granted by an Act, passed in the Eighteenth Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for Sale of certain Leasehold Estates, late of Sarah Eaton deceased, and by her devised to the Provost, Fellows, and Scholars of Worcester College, in the University of Oxford; and for laying out the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of Fee-Simple Estates; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and for indemnifying the acting Trustee or Trustees, appointed under the said Act, for having expended a larger Sum of Money than allowed by that Act; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“19. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Wootton

Wawen, otherwise Waves Wootton, in the County of Warwick

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

Soit fait comme il est desiré.”

Then His Majesty was pleased to speak as follows:

His Majesty’s Speech.

“My Lords and Gentlemen,

“I cannot, in Justice to you, forbear to express My entire Satisfaction in your Conduct, during the Course of this important Session.

“You have maintained, with a firm and steady Resolution, the Rights of My Crown and the Authority of Parliament, which I shall ever consider as irreparable. You have protected and promoted the Commercial Interests of My Kingdoms; and you have at the same Time given convincing Proofs of your Readiness (as far as the Constitution will allow you) to gratify the Wishes and remove the Apprehensions of My Subjects in America.; and I am persuaded, that the most salutary Effects must in the End result from Measures formed and conducted on such Principles.

“The late Mark of your affectionate Attachment to Me and to the Queen, and the Zeal and Unanimity which accompanied it, demand My particular Thanks.

“I have the Satisfaction to acquaint you, That, as well from the general Dispositions of other Powers, as from the solemn Assurances which I have received, I have great Reason to expect the Continuance of Peace, Nothing, on My Part, consistent with the Maintenance of the Honour and Interest of My Kingdoms, shall be wanting to secure the Publick Tranquillity.

“Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

“It gives Me much Concern, that the unhappy Disturbances in some of My Colonies have obliged Me to propose to you an Augmentation of My Army, and have prevented Me from compleating the intended Reduction of the Establishment of My Naval Forces. I cannot sufficiently thank you for the Chearfulness and Publick Spirit with which you have granted the Supplies for the several Services of the current Year.

“My Lords and Gentlemen,

I have nothing to desire of you, but to use your best Endeavours to preserve and to cultivate in your several Counties the same Regard for Publick Order, and the same Discernment of their true Interests, which have in these Times distinguished the Character of My faithful and beloved People; and the Continuance of which cannot fail to render them happy at Home, and respected abroad.”

Then the Lord Chancellor, having received Directions from His Majesty, said;

“My Lords, and Gentlemen,

Parliament prorogued.

“It is His Majesty’s Royal Will, and Pleasure, That this Parliament be prorogued to Thursday the 27th Day of July next, to be then here holden; and this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Thursday the 27th Day of July next.”