House of Lords Journal Volume 22
March 1724, 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 22: March 1724, 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 22: 1722-1726 (1767-1830), pp. 280-296. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113796 Date accessed: 18 September 2014.


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March 1724, 11-20

DIE Mercurii, 11o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Hereford.
Comes Macclesfield, Cancellarius.
Ds. Carleton, Præses.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Kent.
Dux Wharton.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Stair.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Harborough.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Carteret, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Waldegrave.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.

PRAYERS.

Burgh versus Langton.

This Day the Answer of Colthurst Langton Gentleman, to the Appeal of William Burgh Esquire, was brought in.

Malt Duties, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Duties on Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, to raise Money, by Way of a Lottery, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred Twenty-four; and touching lost Bills, Tickets, Certificates, or Orders; and for giving further Time for Payment of the Duties on Money given with Apprentices; and for appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament."

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

Blake versus Blake, concerning Costs in Ireland, ordered by this House.

A Petition of Elizabeth Blake, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, "That, on hearing the Cause wherein Sibella Appolonia Blake, and Jane, Henrietta, Barbara Blake, Infants, by the Petitioner their Mother and Guardian, were Appellants, and Robert Blake and Richard Blake Esquires were Respondents, the Fifth of August 1721, their Lordships were pleased to order the Petitioner to pay unto the said Respondent Robert Blake, out of her own Pocket, Fifty Pounds Costs, in respect of the said Appeal; that the Petitioner was married at the Time of making the said Order; and, being unable to comply with the same, the said Robert Blake applied to the Court of Chancery in Ireland to compel the Petitioner to pay the said Costs; but, upon such Application, the Lord Chancellor was pleased to declare, "That a Femme Covert could not be obliged to pay Money;" and praying, "In regard to the Petitioner's Circumstances, that the said Costs may be ordered to be paid out of the Fortune of the said Infants, in whose Behalf the said Appeal was brought:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the same Lords Committees to whom the Petition of the said Robert Blake stands referred.

Paterson versus Cockburn.

The House being moved, "That Alexander Hamilton Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Thomas Paterson Esquire, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, to which Charles Cockburn is Respondent; the Appellant being in the Country:"

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

Lightburne & Ux. versus Swift & al.

The like Order for Thomas Cole Gentleman, to enter into Recognizances on the Two Appeals of Stafford Lightburne Clerk and Hannah his Wife, to which Elizabeth Swift, Dean Swift, and Carleton Goddard, are Respondents; the Appellants residing in Ireland.

King's Answer to Address for Articles of War.

The Lord Steward reported, "That the Lords with White Staves (according to Order) had presented to His Majesty their Lordships Address Yesterday, "That His Majesty would be graciously pleased to cause the Articles of War intended to be established, for the Year ensuing, to be laid before this House; and that His Majesty was pleased to say, "He would give Order that the said Articles should be forthwith laid before this House."

Craythorne versus Taylor:

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Ralph Craythorne, complaining of an Order of the Court of Exchequer, made the Eighteenth Day of May last, in a Cause wherein William Taylor was Plaintiff, and the Appellant Defendant; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, and the Appellant's Demurrer allowed:" As also upon the Answer of the said William Taylor put in to the said Appeal:

And due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause;

Order affirmed, with Costs.

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

Essex Highways, to repair, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and amending the Highways, from the North Part of Harlow Bush Common, in the Parish of Harlow, to Woodford, in the County of Essex."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Lord Craven's and Tylney's Bill.

The Lord Gower reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for adding the Surname of Tylncy to the Descendants of the Right Honourable William Lord Craven and Anne his Wife, sole Daughter and Heir of Frederick Tylney Esquire," was committed: "That they had gone through the said Bill, and made some Amendments thereunto."

Which, being read by the Clerk a Second Time, were severally agreed to; except a Proviso, which was disagreed with.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

Viscount Kingstand versus Countess Tyrconnell, Pleadings proved.

The House being informed, "That Lawrence Noland attended, on the Behalf of Nicholas Lord Viscount Kingstand, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Frances Countess of Tyrconnell is Respondent, with several Pleadings and Proceedings to be made Use of on hearing the said Cause; and that the said Noland, being obliged to be absent, desired now to prove the same to be true Copies:"

He was thereupon called in; and delivered the said several Pleadings and Proceedings, at the Bar; and attested, upon Oath, "That the same were true Copies; he having examined them with the Originals, in the proper Offices in Ireland."

And then he withdrew.

Edgworth versus Giffard.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Edward Edgworth Esquire; complaining of several Orders made in the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, the Tenth and Twenty-second of February 1721, the Fifth of December and Twenty-third of February 1722, the Twentysecond of June, the Thirty-first of January, and First of February last, in a Cause there depending, wherein Thomas Giffard Esquire was Plaintiff, and the Petitioner Defendant; and praying, "That the same may be reversed; and the Petitioner relieved according to the Nature and Merits of his Case; and be at Liberty to make Use of, and give in Evidence, on the Hearing his Appeal, the several Exhibits which shall appear to have been proved and read in the said Cause, notwithstanding the same be not entered in the Minutes; and that the Plaintiff's Bill may stand dismissed, with full Costs:"

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Thomas Giffard may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and he is hereby required to put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the Fifteenth Day of April next; and that Service of this Order on the Respondent's Clerk, or Attorney, in the said Court of Exchequer in Ireland, be deemed good Service.

Murray versus Representatives of Sir George Maxwell.

Whereas, by Order of this House of the Twentyfifth of February last, the Representatives of Sir George Maxwell and his Creditors were required peremptorily to put in their Answer or respective Answers to the Appeal of Alexander Murray of Broughtoun Esquire, by that Day Sevennight; which they have neglected to do:

And the House being this Day moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the said Cause ex Parte:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, ex Parte, on Saturday the Twenty-first Day of this Instant March, at Eleven a Clock.

Appleton's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Copyhold Lands, in the County of Suffolk, late the Estate of Henry Appleton Esquire, deceased, in Trust, to be sold, for Payment of his Children's Portions."

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

Ld. President.
D. Richmond.
D. Kent.
D. Wharton.
E. Exeter.
E. Westmorland.
E. Scarsdale.
E. Litchfield.
E. Warrington.
E. Rothes.
E. Buchan.
E. Findlater.
E. Halifax.
E. Sussex.
E. Harborough.
V. Say & Seale.
V. Tadcaster.
V. Falmouth.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Exon.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Glocester.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Carlile.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Hereford.
L. Carteret.
L. Compton.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Lynne.
L. Craven.
L. Waldegrave.
L. Ashburnham.
L. Gower.
L. Montjoy.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 12o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Hereford.
Comes Macclesfield, Cancellarius.
Ds. Carleton, Præses.
Dux Kingston, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Kent.
Dux Wharton.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Stair.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cadogan.
Comes Harborough.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Harcourt.
Ds. Carteret, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Arundell Tr.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Waldegrave.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Walpole.

PRAYERS.

Sir W. Barker versus Ivers & al.

This Day the Answer of Thomas Ivers Esquire, One of the Respondents to the Appeal of Sir William Barker Baronet, was brought in.

L. Craven's and Tylney's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for adding the Surname of Tylney to the Descendants of the Right Honourable William Lord Craven and Anne his Wife, sole Daughter and Heir of Frederick Tylney Esquire."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Report on Blake's Petitions, touching Costs in Ireland.

The Lord North and Grey reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Petition of Robert Blake Esquire; praying, "That the Lord Chancellor of Ireland may be directed to compel Elizabeth Blake to pay Fifty Pounds Costs to the Petitioner, out of her own Pocket, pursuant to the Order and Judgement of this House, of the Fifth of August 1721, on hearing her Appeal;" and to whom was Yesterday referred by their Lordships a Petition of the said Elizabeth Blake, in relation to the Matter of the said other Petition: "That the said Committee have considered of the said Petitions; and heard the Agents on both Parts; and perused certain Proceedings of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, subsequent to the said Order and Judgement for Payment of the said Costs; and are of Opinion, That the said Elizabeth Blake having appealed to this House, as Guardian to her Children, without taking Notice of her being a Femme Covert, that the said Court of Chancery be directed forthwith to proceed to grant an Attachment against her, for Non-payment of the said Fifty Pounds Costs out of her own Pocket, pursuant to the said Order and Judgement of this House, on hearing her Appeal, without any Regard to her Pretence of Coverture."

Which Report, being read by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House, and ordered accordingly.

Trial and Admission of the Lords of Session, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining the Law concerning the Trial and Admission of the Ordinary Lords of Session."

And, after some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Findlater reported from the said Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereunto; which they had directed him to report, when their Lordships will please to receive the same."

And the said Report being agreed to be received immediately:

His Lordship reported the said Amendment accordingly.

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

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

Articles of War delivered.

The House being informed, "That a Person from the Office of Secretary at War attended:"

He was called in; and Mr. Turbille, at the Bar, presented to the House, pursuant to their Lordships Address to His Majesty,

"Rules and Articles for the better Government of the Horse and Foot Guards, and all other His Majesty's Land Forces, in Great Britain and Ireland, and Dominions beyond the Seas, for the Year ensuing, as signed by His Majesty."

And then he withdrew.

And the said Title was read.

Messages from H. C. with Bills.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending an Act of the last Session of Parliament, intituled, ("An Act to oblige all Persons, being Papists, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, and all Persons in Great Britain refusing or neglecting to take the Oaths appointed for the Security of His Majesty's Person and Government, by several Acts herein mentioned, to register their Names and Real Estates;") and for enlarging the Time for taking the said Oaths and making such Registers; and for allowing further Time for the Enrolment of Deeds or Wills made by Papists, which have been omitted to be enrolled, pursuant to an Act of the Third Year of His Majesty's Reign; and also for giving Relief to Protestant Lessees;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Then the said Bill was read the First Time, and ordered to be read a Second Time on Tuesday next.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Henry Voght;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, decimum tertium diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 13o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Hereford.
Comes Macclesfield, Cancellarius.
Ds. Carleton, Præses.
Dux Kingston, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Wharton.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Stair.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cadogan.
Comes Harborough.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Harcourt.
Ds. Carteret, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Waldegrave.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Newburgh.
Ds. Ducie.

PRAYERS.

Hamilton versus Hamilton & al.

This Day the Answer of Colonel Francis Charteris and Robert Panton Merchant, Two of the Creditors of the deceased James Hamilton of Orbiston, to the Appeal of James Hamilton of Dalzell Esquire:

Edgworth versus Giffard.

As also the Answer of Thomas Giffard Esquire to the Appeal of Edward Edgworth Esquire;

Were brought in.

Hamilton versus Hamilton & al.

Upon reading the Petition of Colonel Francis Charteris and Robert Panton Merchant in Compere, Creditors of James Hamilton Younger of Orbiston, deceased, Two of the Respondents to the Petition and Appeal of James Hamilton of Dalzell Esquire; praying, "That a further Time may be allowed, for hearing the said Cause, and for the other Respondents to put in their Answers thereunto; and that the said Appellant and his Agents may produce, upon Oath, the Decrees and other Writings necessary, which the Petitioners apprehend they intend to conceal, in order to disappoint them of the proper Means of Defence:"

It is Ordered, That the said Appellant may have a Copy of the said Petition; and that the Petitioners be at Liberty to be heard thereupon, before the Hearing the Merits of the said Cause; but that both Sides do come prepared to go on with the said Hearing To-morrow notwithstanding, in case this House shall think sit.

Mutiny Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Monday next; and the Lords to be summoned, with Notice of the Occasion; and that the Cause wherein John Crookshanks Esquire is Appellant, and Richard Turner and John Marke Respondents, appointed for that Day, be adjourned to Wednesday next; and that the other Causes appointed on Cause-days be removed in Course.

Voght's Nat. Bill:

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Henry Voght."

Vijver's Pet. to be added.

A Petition of Scbastianus Van Weenigem de Vijver was presented to the House, and read; praying, "That he may be added to the said Bill:"

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table till the said Bill be read a Second Time.

Trial and Admission of the Lords of Session, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining the Law concerning the Trial and Admission of the Ordinary Lords of Session."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Blan and Company versus Buntyne and Fleming.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Walter Blair Merchant in Glasgow, and Company; complaining of a Decree of the Judge Admiral, and several Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the Fourteenth and Twenty-second of January, and Seventh and Twenty-fifth of February last, in a Cause wherein Robert Buntyne of Ardock and Thomas Fleming, Merchants in Greenock, were Plaintiffs, and the Petitioners Defendants; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:"

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, "That the said Robert Buntyne and Thomas Fleming may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and they are hereby required to put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the Tenth Day of April next; and that Service of this Order on the Agents or Writers for the said Respondents, in the Court of Session in Scotland, be deemed good Service.

Burgh versus Langton.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein William Burgh Esquire is Appellant, and Colthurst Langton Gentleman Respondent:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the First free Causeday after the Causes already appointed.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, decimum quartum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Sabbati, 14o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Hereford.
Ds. Carleton, Præses.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Wharton.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas sat Speaker this Day, by virtue of a former Commission.

Vijver takes the Oaths.

Sebastianus Van Weenigem de Vijver took the Oaths appointed, in order to his Naturalization.

Malt Duties, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Duties on Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, to raise Money, by Way of a Lottery, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty-four; and touching lost Bills, Tickets, Certificates, or Orders; and for giving further Time for Payment of the Duties on Money given with Apprentices; and for appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament."

And, after some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Yarmouth reported from the said Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Messages from H. C. with Bills.

A Message from the House of Commons, by the Lord Aylmer and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual an Act made in the Ninth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for compleating the Repairs of the Harbour of Dover, in the County of Kent; and for restoring the Harbour of Rye, in the County of Sussex, to its ancient Goodness," so far as the same relates to the Harbour of Rye;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Also, a Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Plummer and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better viewing, searching, and examining, all Drugs, Medicines, Waters, Oils, Compositions, used, or to be used, for Medicines, in all Places where the same shall be exposed to Sale, or kept for that Purpose, within the City of London and Suburbs thereof, or within Seven Miles Circuit of the said City; and also for the providing a Remedy for the President and College of Physicians in London to have the Bodies of Persons executed for Felony or other Offences, within the City of London or Counties of Middlesex or Surrey, according to the Charters therein mentioned; and for the better enabling the Faculty of Physic, in the University of Cambridge, to take the Bodies of Persons executed for Felony and other Crimes, in the Counties of Cambridge and Huntington, for Anatomical Dissections;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hamilton versus Hamilton & al.

Counsel (according to Order) were called in, to be heard upon the Petition of Colonel Francis Charteris and Robert Panton Merchant in Compere, Creditors of James Hamilton Younger of Orbiston, Two of the Respondents to the Petition and Appeal of James Hamilton of Dalzell Esquire; praying, "That a further Time may be allowed, for hearing the said Cause, and for the other Respondents to put in their Answers thereunto; and that the said Appellant and his Agents may produce, upon Oath, the Decrees and other Writings necessary, which the Petitioners apprehend they intend to conceal, in order to disappoint them of the proper Means of Defence."

And the Counsel for the Petitioners, as also Counsel for the said Respondents, being heard, in relation to the Matter of the said Petition; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side thereupon:

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Hearing the Merits of the said Cause be adjourned to this Day Sevennight; and that the said Appellant do, in the mean Time, allow the Respondents a Sight and Perusal of the Decrees in Question, and likewise such Writings now in their Custody here as were used in the Hearing the said Cause in the Court below.

Messages from H. C. with Bills.

A Message from the House of Commons, by the Lord William Pawlet and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for compleating the re-building the Parish Church of St. Martin in the Fields;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Also, a Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Barnard and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for re-building the Parish Church of St. Botolph's, Bishopsgate, in the City of London, at the Charge of the Inhabitants of the said Parish;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Also, a Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Bertie and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term granted by an Act passed in the Third Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Highways, from that Part of Counter's Bridge, which lies in the Parish of Kensington, in the County of Middlesex, to The Powder Mills, in the Road to Stains, and to Cranford Bridge, in the said County, in the Road to Colnbrooke;" and for making the said Act more effectual;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

And also, a Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Coke and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for reviving an Act passed in the Tenth Year of Her late Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act to make a Causeway over The Denes, from Great Yarmouth to Caister, in the County of Norfolk;" and for making the said Act more effectual;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Then the said Four last mentioned Bills were severally read the First Time.

Rye Harbour Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual an Act made in the Ninth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for compleating the Repairs of the Harbour of Dover, in the County of Kent;" and for restoring the Harbour of Rye, in the County of Sussex, to its ancient Goodness," so far as the same relates to the Harbour of Rye."

Brand versus Sir A. Cumming.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Thomas Brand of London Goldsmith; complaining of several Interlocutory Sentences of the Lords of Session, in Scotland of the Twenty-third of January, the Seventh, Twentieth, and Twenty-fifth of February last, in a Cause wherein the Petitioner was Plaintiff, and Sir Alexander Cumming Baronet Defendant; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:"

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Sir Alexander Cumming may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and he is hereby required to put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Saturday the Eleventh Day of April next; and that Service of this Order on the Respondent's Agent or Writer in the Court of Session in Scotland be deemed good Service.

Adjourn.

Petrus King Miles, Capitalis Justiciar. Commun. Placitorum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, decimum sextum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Jovis, 23o Aprilis, 1724, hitherto examined by us,

Hu. Bristol.
Jo. Norwich.
De Lawarr.

DIE Lunæ, 16o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Durham.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Ely.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Hereford.
Comes Macclesfield, Cancellarius.
Ds. Carleton, Præses.
Dux Kingston, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Kent.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Wharton.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Stair.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cadogan.
Comes Harborough.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Harcourt.
Ds. Carteret, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Waldegrave.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Newburgh.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Walpole.

PRAYERS.

Mutiny Bill:

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

And, after some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Warrington reported from the said Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Protest against it:

"Dissentient.

"1st, Because the keeping on Foot a greater Army in Time of Peace, though by Consent of Parliament, than is absolutely necessary for the Security of His Majesty's Person and Government, is, we think, very dangerous to our happy Constitution; and we cannot but apprehend the Number of Men allowed by this Bill to be much greater than is necessary for that End.

"2dly, Because the Conspiracy mentioned in His Majesty's Speech at the Opening of the last Session of Parliament, which was the Occasion of an Addition of about Four Thousand Men, is now at an End; and therefore, the Cause of raising that additional Number being perfectly removed, there does not appear to us the least Colour of Reason for the continuing of that Number.

"3dly, Because, as we conceive, the continuing so great a Number of Men this Year will be a Precedent of too great Weight for continuing the same Number of Troops in Perpetuity; for we cannot with any Probability foresee or expect that, in any future Time, there will be less Reason to be given than at present, for justifying the Necessity of keeping up so great an Army; there being at this Time, in our Opinion, as little Danger to our present happy Establishment to be feared, either from Insurrections at Home, or by any Disturbance or Invasion from Abroad, as the Nature and Instability of human Affairs will well allow of: And we cannot think the Fears of remote or imaginary Dangers a sufficient Argument for so great a present Mischief; as such an Army must bring upon the Kingdom; not only from the great Charge and Expence of maintaining them, when we are involved in so great a Debt; but also from the Jealousies which may from thence arise in the Minds of many of His Majesty's good Subjects, of their Liberties being thereby endangered: And we cannot but be apprehensive that, if so numerous an Army be agreed to in Parliament for some Time longer, no Argument can hereafter be urged, for reducing the Number in any future Reign, but what will seem to carry with it too great a Distrust of the Prince then in Possession of the Throne; and will be thought to imply, that the same Trust and Considence is not to be reposed in Him as in His Predecessors: And this may discourage some Persons hereafter from giving their Advice to the Crown upon this most important Subject, with that perfect Freedom, which ought ever to maintain and exert itself in the Debates and Resolutions of this Great Council.

"W. Ebor.
Strafford.
Scarsdale.
Trevor.
Fran. Cestriens.
Foley.
Litchfield.
Gower.
Compton.
North & Grey.
Montjoy.
Bathurst.
Boyle.
Weston.
Uxbridge.
Aylesford.
Wharton.
Bristol.
Guilford.
Bingley."

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

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

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

Causes on Bye-days put off.

Whereas To-morrow is appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Charlotta Marchioness Dowager of Annandale is Appellant, and James Marquis of Annandale and others are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the Hearing the said Cause be adjourned to Saturday next; and that the other Causes appointed on Bye-days be removed in Course.

Rye Harbour, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual an Act made in the Ninth Year of His Majesty's Reign, (intituled, "An Act for compleating the Repairs of the Harbour of Dover, in the County of Kent; and for restoring the Harbour of Rye, in the County of Sussex, to its ancient Goodness,") so far as the same relates to the Harbour of Rye."

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

Ld. Steward.
D. Wharton.
D. Dorset.
E. Lincoln.
E. Westmorland.
E. Yarmouth.
E. Warrington.
E. Rochford.
E. Rothes.
E. Findlater.
E. Ilay.
E. Strafford.
E. Uxbridge.
E. Sussex.
V. Say & Seale.
V. Falmouth.
V. Harcourt.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Oxon.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Carlile.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Percy.
L. North & Grey.
L. Gower.
L. Trevor.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Bingley.
L. Onslow.
L. Romney.
L. Ducie.

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

Kensington, &c. Highways, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term granted by an Act passed in the Third Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Highways from that Part of Counter's Bridge, which lies in the Parish of Kensington, in the County of Middlesex, to The Powder Mills, in the Road to Stains, and to Cranford Bridge, in the said County, in the Road to Colnbrooke;" and for making the said Act more effectual."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Lords Committees before named:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet also To-morrow Morning; and to adjourn as they please.

Causeway from Great Yarmouth to Caister, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for reviving an Act passed in the Tenth Year of Her late Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act to make a Causeway over The Denes, from Great Yarmouth to Caister, in the County of Norfolk;" and for making the said Act more effectual."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the same Lords Committees:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet also To-morrow Morning; and to adjourn as they please.

St Martin's Church, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for compleating the re-building the Parish Church of St. Martin in the Fields."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the same Lords Committees:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet likewise To-morrow Morning; and to adjourn as they please.

Sir G. Palmer's Bill.

The Earl of Yarmouth reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir Geffrey Palmer Baronet and Robert Palmer Esquire, and the Survivor of them, together with Thomas Palmer Esquire, to convey and settle several Manors and Lands, in the Counties of Leicester, Northampton, and Lincoln," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and found the Allegations thereof to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

St Botolph's Bishopsgate Church, to re-build, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for rebuilding the Parish Church of St. Botolph's, Bishopsgate, in the City of London, at the Charge of the Inhabitants of the said Parish."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Lords Committees before named:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet likewise To-morrow Morning; and to adjourn as they please.

Malt Duties, &c. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Duties on Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, to raise Money, by Way of a Lottery, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred Twenty-four; and touching lost Bills, Tickets, Certificates, or Orders; and for giving further Time for Payment of the Duties on Money given with Apprentices; and for appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Whadcock's Bill.

The Earl of Yarmouth reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Estate late of Humphrey Whadcock, deceased, for discharging a Debt due to the Crown, and for Payment of such other his Debts as his Personal Estate will not extend to pay; and for settling the Residue of his Lands conformable to his last Will," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill; and found the Allegations thereof to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Then the said Bill was read the Third Time.

And the Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Voght's Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Henry Voght."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet also To-morrow Morning:

And that the Petition of Sebastianus Van Weenigem de Vijver, praying to be added to the said Bill, which on Friday last was ordered to lie on the Table till the Second Reading of the said Bill, be referred to the said Committee.

Martin versus Martin.

The House being moved, "That Luke Martin Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Richard Martin Esquire, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, to which John Martin is Respondent; the Appellant residing in Ireland:"

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, decimum septimum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 17o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Glocestriens.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Hereford.
Comes Macclesfield, Cancellarius.
Ds. Carleton, Præses.
Dux Kingston, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Kent.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angliæ.
Dux Wharton.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Berks.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Scarbrough.
2. Comes Rochford.
1. Comes Warrington.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Stair.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cadogan.
Comes Harborough.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Harcourt.
Ds. Carteret, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Waldegrave.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.

PRAYERS.

Messages from H. C. to return Bathurst's Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to vest in Trustees the Manors of Battlesden and Pottesgrave, and divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Bedford, the Estate of Benjamin Bathurst Esquire, to the Intent that the same may be sold, in order to compleat a Purchase by him made of Lands in the County of Gloucester, to be settled to the same Uses;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Reeves's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons; by Mr. Freman and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling Pelsant Reeves Gentleman to sell certain Leasehold Lands in Suffolk, settled upon his Marriage; and to purchase other Lands, to be settled to the same Uses;" and to acquaint the House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Rye Harbour, Bill.

The Duke of Dorset reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, (intituled, "An Act for making more effectual an Act made in the Ninth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for compleating the Repairs of the Harbour of Dover, in the County of Kent; and for restoring the Harbour of Rye, in the County of Sussex, to its ancient Goodness,") so far as the same relates to the Harbour of Rye," was committed: "That they had gone through the said Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Causeway from Great Yarmouth to Caister, Bill.

The Earl of Yarmouth reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for reviving an Act passed in the Tenth Year of Her late Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act to make a Causeway over The Denes, from Great Yarmouth to Caister, in the County of Norfolk, and for making the said Act more effectual," was committed: "That they had gone through the said Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Act for obliging Papists to take the Oaths, &c. to explain, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending an Act of the last Session of Parliament, (intituled, An Act to oblige all Persons, being Papists, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, and all Persons in Great Britain, refusing or neglecting to take the Oaths appointed for the Security of His Majesty's Person and Government by several Acts herein mentioned, to register their Names and Real Estates;) and for enlarging the Time for taking the said Oaths, and making such Registries; and for allowing further Time for the Enrolment of Deeds or Wills made by Papists, which have been omitted to be enrolled, pursuant to an Act of the Third Year of His Majesty's Reign; and also for giving Relief to Protestant Lessees."

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

Then it being moved, "That it be an Instruction to the said Committee, to leave out the Clause in the said Bill, for altering the Abjuration Oath required to be taken by the Jews:"

After Debate;

The Question was put, "Whether such an Instruction shall be given to the said Committee?"

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Ordered, That the House be now put into a Committee upon the said Bill.

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

And, after some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Westmorland reported from the said Committee, "That they had gone through the said Bill, and made some Amendments thereunto; which he was directed to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow Morning.

Sir H. Atkins' Bill.

The Earl of Findlater reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to settle the Estate of Sir Henry Atkins Baronet, according to the Intention of Articles made before his Marriage with Dame Penelope his Wife, Daughter of Sir John Stonhouse Baronet," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and found the Allegations thereof to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereunto."

Which were read Twice, and agreed to.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

Kensington, &c. Highways, Bill.

The Earl of Yarmouth reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term granted by an Act passed in the Third Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Highways, from that Part of Counter's Bridge which lies in the Parish of Kensington, in the County of Middlesex, to The Powder Mills, in the Road to Stains, and to Cranford Bridge, in the said County, in the Road to Colnbrooke, and for making the said Act more effectual," was committed: "That they had gone through the said Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

St. Martin's Church, to compleat, Bill.

The Lord Bishop of London reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for compleating the re-building the Parish Church of St. Martin in the Fields," was committed: "That they had gone through the said Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

St. Botolph's Bishopsgate Church, to re-build, Bill.

The Lord Bishop of London also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for re-building the Parish Church of St. Botolph's Bishopsgate, in the City of London, at the Charge of the Inhabitants of the said Parish," was committed: That they had gone through the said Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Voght's Bill.

The Earl of Yarmouth reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Henry Voght," was committed: "That the Committee had gone through the said Bill; and made some Amendments thereunto."

Which were read Twice, and agreed to.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, decimum octavum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 18o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Glocestriens.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Hereford.
Comes Macclesfield, Cancellarius.
Ds. Carleton, Præses.
Dux Kingston, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Stair.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Cadogan.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Harcourt.
Ds. Carteret, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Howard Ess.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Waldegrave.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.

PRAYERS.

L. St. George and Sullivane versus Martin.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of the Right Honourable George Baron St. George, of Hatley St. George in the Kingdom of Ireland, and of Henry Sullevane; complaining of several Orders made in the High Court of Chancery in the said Kingdom, the Twentieth of June, the Twenty-second of July, and Eighth of February last, which affect the Petitioners, in a Cause wherein Richard Martin Esquire was Plaintiff, and Thomas Lynch and Bryan Flaherty were Defendants; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:"

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Richard Martin may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and is hereby required to put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the Twenty-second Day of April next; and that Service of this Order on the said Respondent's Six Clerk in the said Court of Chancery in Ireland be deemed good Service.

Bagenall's Bill.

The Lord Trevor reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estates of Walter Bagenal Esquire and his Two Daughters, in the Counties of Dublin and Meath, in the Kingdom of Ireland, in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of the Debts charged thereupon, and raising Portions for the said Daughters," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and found the Allegations thereof to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made Two Amendments thereunto."

Which were read Twice, and agreed to.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

Messages from H. C. to return the D. of Norfolk's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Thomas Duke of Norfolk to make Leases for Sixty Years, of the Houses and Ground in Arundell Street, Norfolk Street, Howard Street, Surrey Street, and other his Tenements and Estate, in the Parish of St. Clement's Danes, in the County of Middlesex;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Oxburgh Common, to enclose, Bill:

Also, a Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Hobart and others:

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

and Sunningwell Commons, to enclose, Bill.

Also, a Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Kent and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enclose the Common Fields and Commons of Suningwell cum Bayworth, in the County of Berks;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Act for obliging Papists to take the Oaths, to explain, Bill:

The Earl of Westmorland (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending an Act of the last Session of Parliament, (intituled, "An Act to oblige all Persons, being Papists, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, and all Persons in Great Britain refusing or neglecting to take the Oaths appointed for the Security of His Majesty's Person and Government, by several Acts herein mentioned, to register their Names and Real Estates;) and for enlarging the Time for taking the said Oaths, and making such Registries; and for allowing further Time for the Enrolment of Deeds or Wills made by Papists, which have been omitted to be enrolled, pursuant to an Act of the Third Year of His Majesty's Reign; and also for giving Relief to Protestant Lessees," was committed; "the Amendments made by the Committee to the said Bill."

Which, being read by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House; and are as follow; (videlicet,)

"Press 19. L. 25th. After ["Words"], insert ["are"].

"L. 27. Leave out from ["Christian"] to ["be"], in the 34th Line.

"L. 35. Leave out from ["That"] to ["and"], in the Second Line of the next Press; and insert ["whenever any of His Majesty's Subjects, prosessing the Jewish Religion, shall present himself to take the said Oath of Abjuration, in Pursuance of the above recited Act, or of this present Act, the said Words ["upon the true Faith of a Christian"] shall be omitted out of the said Oath, in administering the same to such Person; and the taking the said Oath, by such Person prosessing the Jewish Religion, without the Words aforesaid, in like Manner as Jews are admitted to be sworn, to give Evidence in Courts of Justice, shall be deemed to be a sufficient taking of the Abjuration Oath, within the Meaning of this and the said recited Act."

Then the said Bill was read the Third Time.

And, the Question being 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. Lightboun and Mr. Elde:

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

Crookshanks versus Turner and Mark.

After hearing Counsel, in Part, upon the Petition and Appeal of John Crookshanks Esquire; complaining of a Decretal Order made by the Lord High Chancellor, in a Cause wherein Richard Turner and John Marke were Plaintiffs, and the Appellant Defendant:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing the said Cause be adjourned till To-morrow, at Eleven a Clock.

Sir Henry Atkins's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to settle the Estate of Sir Henry Atkins Baronet, according to the Intention of Articles made before his Marriage with Dame Penelope his Wife, Daughter of Sir John Stonhouse Baronet."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Causeway from Great Yarmouth to Caister, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for reviving an Act passed in the Tenth, Year of Her late Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act to make a Causeway over The Denes, from Great Yarmouth to Caister, in the County of Norfolk; and for making the said Act more effectual."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Rye Harbour, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual, an Act made in the Ninth Year of His Majesty's Reign (intituled, "An Act for compleating the Repairs of the Harbour of Dover, in the County of Kent; and for restoring the Harbour of Rye, in the County of Sussex, to its ancient Goodness), so far as the same relates to the Harbour of Rye."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills.

And Messages were severally sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Lightboun and Mr. Elde:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the Two last-mentioned Bills, without any Amendment.

Pagett's Bill.

The Earl of Yarmouth reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for reimbursing to Thomas Pagett Esquire, out of Fourteen Thousand Pounds vested in Trustees by an Act of Parliament, for Sale of his Wife's Estate in the County of Sussex, the Sum of Fifteen Hundred Pounds, abated to the Purchaser, and answered out of the proper Monies of the said Thomas Pagett," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and found the Allegations thereof to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto, some of which were in Pursuance to the Instruction formerly given to the said Committee."

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

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

St. Martin's Church, to compleat, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for compleating the re-building the Parish Church of St. Martin in the Fields."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

St. Botolph's Bishopsgate Church, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for re-building the Parish Church of St. Botolph's, Bishopsgate, in the City of London, at the Charge of the Inhabitants of the said Parish."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills.

And, Messages were severally sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Lightboun and Mr. Elde:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the Two last-mentioned Bills, without any Amendment.

Sir G. Palmer's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir Geffrey Palmer Baronet and Robert Palmer Esquire, and the Survivor of them, together with Thomas Palmer Esquire, to convey and settle several Manors and Lands, in the Counties of Leicester, Northampton, and Lincoln."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Kensington, &c. Highway, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term granted by an Act passed in the Third Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Highways, from that Part of Counter's Bridge which lies in the Parish of Kensington, in the County of Middlesex, to The Powder Mills in the Road to Stains, and to Cranford Bridge, in the said County, in the Road to Colnbrooke; and for making the said Act more effectual."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Voght's Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Henry Voght."

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. Lightboun and Mr. Elde:

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, decimum nonum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 19o Martii.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Cicestriens.
2. Epus. Carliol.
1. Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Hereford.
Comes Macclesfield, Cancellarius.
Ds. Carleton, Præses.
Dux Kingston, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angliæ.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Essex.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Stair.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Cadogan.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Harcourt.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Carteret, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Waldegrave.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Newburgh.
Ds. Ducie.

PRAYERS.

Hamilton versus Hamilton & al.

This Day the Answer of James Hamilton Writer in Edinburgh, Brother to the deceased William Hamilton of Orbistoun, One of the Respondents to the Appeal of James Hamilton of Dalzell Esquire, was brought in.

Viewing and searching Medicines, Bill:

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better viewing, searching, and examining, all Drugs, Medicines, Waters, Oils, Compositions, used, or to be used, for Medicines, in all Places where the same shall be exposed to Sale, or kept for that Purpose, within the City of London and Suburbs thereof, or within Seven Miles Circuit of the said City; and also for the providing a Remedy for the President and College of Physicians in London to have the Bodies of Persons executed for Felony, or other Offences, within the City of London or Counties of Middlesex or Surrey, according to the Charters therein mentioned; and for the better enabling the Faculty of Physic in the University of Cambridge to take the Bodies of Persons executed for Felony and other Crimes, in the Counties of Cambridge and Huntington, for Anatomical Dissections."

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

Apothecaries and Physicians of London to be heard.

Upon reading the Petition of the Master, Wardens, and Society, of the Art and Mystery of Apothecaries of the City of London; praying to be heard, by their Counsel, against the said Bill before the passing thereof:

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to be heard, by their Counsel or themselves, at the said Second Reading; and that the College of Physicians be likewise at Liberty to be heard, by their Counsel or any of their Members, at the same Time, if they think fit; and that no more than One Counsel be heard on either Part, either for or against the said Bill.

Crookshanks versus Turner and Mark.

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of John Crookshanks Esquire; complaining of a Decretal Order made by the Lord High Chancellor, the Thirteenth Day of December last, in a Cause wherein Richard Turner and John Marke were Plaintiffs, and the Appellant was Defendant; and praying, "That the same may be reversed; and that the Appellant may be at Liberty to proceed at Law, against the Respondents, as he shall be advised; and that the Decree made by the Master of the Rolls, the Twentieth of May last, may stand, and be performed by both Parties:" As also upon the Answer of the said Richard Turner and John Marke put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the said Decretal Order therein complained of be, and the same is hereby, affirmed.

Message from H. C to return the Bill for explaining the Act to compel Papists to take the Oaths, &c.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending an Act of the last Session of Parliament (intituled, "An Act to oblige all Persons, being Papists, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, and all Persons in Great Britain, refusing or neglecting to take the Oaths appointed for the Security of His Majesty's Person and Government, by several Acts herein mentioned, to register their Names and Real Estates); and for enlarging the Time for taking the said Oaths, and making such Registries; and for allowing further Time for the Enrolment of Deeds or Wills made by Papists, which have been omitted to be enrolled, pursuant to an Act of the Third Year of His Majesty's Reign; and also for giving Relief to Protestant Lessees;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made to the said Bill.

Message from thence with a Bill and to return Voght's Bill:

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road leading from Dunchurch, in the County of Warwick, to the Bottom of Meriden Hill, in the same County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Henry Voght;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made to the said Bill.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

King present.

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

Who being come, with their Speaker; he, after a short Introduction, in relation to the Money Bills to be passed, delivered the same to the Clerk Assistant, in the Absence of the Clerk of the Parliaments; who brought them to the Table; where the Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those and the Titles of the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow:

Bills passed:

"1. An Act for continuing the Duties on Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, to raise Money, by Way of a Lottery, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred Twenty-four; and touching lost Bills, Tickets, Certificates, or Orders; and for giving further Time for Payment of the Duties on Money given with Apprentices; and for appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament."

"2. An Act for redeeming certain Annuities, after the Rate of Five Pounds per Centum per Annum; and for Payment of the Principal and Interest on the Standing Orders for the Blank Tickets in the Lottery granted for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fourteen; and for making good the Loss which happened in the Treasure of His Majesty's Exchequer by the Reduction of Guineas; and for granting Relief to Catherine Collingwood Widow."

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

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

"3. An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

"4. An Act for explaining and amending an Act of the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act to oblige all Persons, being Papists, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, and all Persons in Great Britain refusing or neglecting to take the Oaths appointed for the Security of His Majesty's Person and Government, by several Acts herein mentioned, to register their Names and Real Estates; and for enlarging the Time for taking the said Oaths, and making such Registries; and for allowing further Time for the Enrolment of Deeds or Wills made by Papists, which have been omitted to be enrolled pursuant to an Act of the Third Year of His Majesty's Reign; and also for giving Relief to Protestant Lessees."

"5. An Act for making more effectual an Act made in the Ninth Year of His Majesty's Reign (intituled, An Act for compleating the Repairs of the Harbour of Dover, in the County of Kent; and for restoring the Harbour of Rye, in the County of Sussex, to its ancient Goodness), so far as the same relates to the Harbour of Rye."

"6. An Act for repairing and amending the Highways, from the North Part of Harlow Bush Common, in the Parish of Harlow, to Woodford, in the County of Essex."

"7. An Act for enlarging the Term granted by an Act passed in the Third Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Highways, from that Part of Counter's Bridge which lies in the Parish of Kensington, in the County of Middlesex, to The Powder Mills, in the Road to Stains, and to Cranford Bridge in the said County, in the Road to Colnbrooke;" and for making the said Act more effectual."

"8. An Act for reviving an Act, passed in the Tenth Year of Her late Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act to make a Causeway over The Denes, from Great Yarmouth to Caister, in the County of Norfolk;" and for making the said Act more effectual."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"9. An Act for compleating the re-building the Parish Church of St. Martin in the Fields."

"10. An Act for re-building the Parish Church of St. Botolph's, Bishopsgate, in the City of London, at the Charge of the Inhabitants of the said Parish."

"11. An Act to enclose the Common Fields and Commons of Sunningwell cum Bayworth, in the County of Berks."

"12. An Act for draining, improving, and enclosing, the Common called Oxburgh Common, in the Parish of Oxburgh, in the County of Norfolk; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"13. An Act to enable Thomas Duke of Norfolk to make Leases for Sixty Years, of the Houses and Ground in Arundell Street, Norfolk Street, Howard Street, Surrey Street, and other his Tenements and Estate, in the Parish of St. Clement's Danes, in the County of Middlesex."

"14. An Act to vest in Trustees the Manors of Battlesden and Pottesgrave, and divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Bedford, the Estate of Benjamin Bathurst Esquire, to the Intent that the same may be sold, in order to compleat a Purchase by him made of Lands in the County of Gloucester, to be settled to the same Uses."

"15. An Act for Sale of the Estate late of Humphrey Whadcock, deceased, for discharging a Debt due to the Crown; and for Payment of such other his Debts as his Personal Estate will not extend to pay; and for settling the Residue of his Lands conformable to his last Will."

"16. An Act for enabling Pelsant Reeves Gentleman to sell certain Leasehold Lands in Suffolk, settled upon his Marriage; and to purchase other Lands, to be settled to the same Uses."

"17. An Act for naturalizing Henry Voght and Sebastianus Van Weenigem de Vijver."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire; and the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Pagett's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allowing to Thomas Pagett Esquire, out of Fourteen Thousand Pounds vested in Trustees by an Act of Parliament, for Sale of his Wife's Estate, the Sum of Four Thousand Pounds, upon the Considerations therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Bagenall's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate of Walter Bagenal Esquire and his Two Daughters, in the Counties of Dublin and Meath, in the Kingdom of Ireland, in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of the Debts charged thereupon, and raising Portions for his Daughters."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

And Messages were severally sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Lightboun and Mr. Elde:

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

Warwickshire Road, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road leading from Dunchurch, in the County of Warwick, to the Bottom of Meriden Hill, in the same County."

Knight's Bill.

The Earl of Findlater reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining the Will of Jacob Knight Esquire, deceased; and charging his Fee Simple Estates with Two Thousand Pounds, and Interest, for the Portion of his Youngest Son Charles Knight," was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and found the Allegations thereof to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 20o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Gestriens.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Hereford.
Comes Macclesfield, Cancellarius.
Ds. Carleton, Præses.
Dux Kingston, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Kent.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Berks.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Stair.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cadogan.
Comes Harborough.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Carteret, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Waldegrave.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.

PRAYERS.

Sir W Barker versus Barker & al.

This Day the Answer of Letitia Barker, alias Egan, and Darby Egan, to the Petition and Appeal of Sir William Barker Baronet, was brought in.

Edgworth versus Swift:

A Petition and Appeal of Edward Edgworth Esquire, was presented to the House, and read; complaining of several Orders made in the Court of Chancery in Ireland; and of a Decree of the said Court, of the Twentyseventh of January last, in a Cause wherein Mead Swift was Plaintiff, and the Petitioner and others were Defendants; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, and the Plaintiff's Bill dismissed with Costs:"

And thereupon Redmond Keating, the Petitioner's Agent, was called in; and examined, upon Oath, at the Bar: But was unable to give any satisfactory Account as to the making and entering the Decree complained of.

And being directed to withdraw:

Appeal rejected.

It is Ordered, That the said Appeal be rejected.

No more Appeals to be received this Session.

Ordered, and Declared, That, after To-morrow, this House will not receive any more Appeals this Session of Parliament.

Trustees for the Estates of the S. Sea Directors, Report delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Thomas Martin, Secretary to the Trustees for raising Money by Sale of the Estates of the late South Sea Directors, and others, attended:"

He was called in; and presented, at the Bar, a Report of the said Trustees.

And then he withdrew.

And the Title of the said Report was read.

E. Broadalbin & al. versus E. Caithness.

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of John Earl of Broadalbin, Sir James Sinclair of Dunbeath Baronet, and John Sinclair of Ulbster Esquire; complaining of several Interlocutory Sentences of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the Fourth of January, the Seventh and Eighteenth of February, One Thousand Seven Hundred Twenty Twenty-one; the Twentyseventh of December One Thousand Seven Hundred Twenty-one, and Thirty-first of January One Thousand Seven Hundred Twenty-one Twenty-two, in a Cause wherein Alexander Earl of Caithness, was Plaintiff, and the Appellants were Defendants; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:" As also upon the Answer of the said Earl of Caithness put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors in Part reversed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said several Interlocutory. Sentences complained of in the said Appeal, except so much of the said Interlocutor of the Fourth of January One Thousand Seven Hundred Twenty Twenty-one as relates to the Objection made by the Appellants to the Apprising under which the Respondent claims, upon Pretence of its being usurious and allowing too much Interest, be, and the same are hereby, reversed: And it is further Ordered, That the said Lords of Session, in the further Progress of this Cause, do not oblige the Appellants to take a Term for Production, until the Respondent, the Pursuer below, shall have made out his Title upon which he founds his Suit.

Knight's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining the Will of Jacob Knight Esquire deceased; and charging his Fee Simple Estates with Two Thousand Pounds, and Interest, for the Portion of his Youngest Son Charles Knight."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Warwickshire Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road leading from Dunchurch, in the County of Warwick, to the Bottom of Meriden Hill, in the same County."

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

L. President.
L. Steward.
D. Kent.
E. Warwick.
E. Westmorland.
E. Litchfield.
E. Warrington.
E. Rochford.
E. Findlater.
E. Ilay.
E. Uxbridge.
E. Aylesford.
E. Bristol.
E. Halifax.
E. Sussex.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Falmouth.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Glocester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Hereford.
L. Carteret.
L. Delawarr.
L. Howard Eff.
L. North & Grey.
L. Compton.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Waldegrave.
L. Ashburnham.
L. Weston.
L. Gower.
L. Trevor.
L. Bathurst.
L. Bingley.

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

Commissioners forfeited Estates in Scotland, Report delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Wolfe, Secretary to the Commissioners and Trustees of the forfeited Estates in Scotland, attended:"

He was called in; and presented, at the Bar,

A further Report of the said Commissioners.

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof was read.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, vicesimum primum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.