House of Lords Journal Volume 22
November 1724

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 22: November 1724', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 22: 1722-1726 (1767-1830), pp. 343-361. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113803 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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November 1724

Anno 11o Georgii Regis.

DIE Jovis, Duodecimo Novembris, 1724.

DIE Jovis, Duodecimo Novembris, 1724, Annoque Regni Serenissimi Domini Georgii, Dei Gratia, Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, et Hiberniæ Regis, Fidei Defensoris, &c. Undecimo, in quem Diem præsens hæc Tertia Sessio Parliamenti, per separales Prorogationes, continuatum fuerat, in Superiori Domo Parliamenti Magnæ Britanniæ apud Westmonaster. convenere, Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum Nomina subscribuntur, præsentes fuerunt:

REX.

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Arch. Cant.
Epus. London.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bristol.
Comes Macclesfield, Cancellarius.
Ds. Carleton, Præses.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Devon.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Wharton.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Stair.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cadogan.
Comes Pomfret.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Harcourt.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Waldegrave.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Newburgh.
Ds. Walpole.

King present:

His Majesty, being seated on His Royal Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended with His Officers of State; the Prince of Wales, in his Robes, sitting in his Place on His Majesty's Right Hand; and the Lords being also in their Robes; 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;

The Lord Chancellor, on his Knee, received Directions from His Majesty; who, at the same Time, delivered a Paper into his Lordship's Hand; and, being returned to his former Place, at His Majesty's Right Hand, His Majesty spake as follows:

His Majesty's Speech read.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

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

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

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

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"I am persuaded you share with Me in the Satisfaction I feel at the prosperous Situation of Affairs. Peace with all Powers Abroad; at Home, perfect Tranquillity, Plenty, and an uninterrupted Enjoyment of all Civil and Religious Rights, are most distinguishing Marks of the Favour and Protection of the Divine Providence: And these, with all their happy Consequences, will, I doubt not, by the Blessing of God upon our joint Endeavours, be long continued to My People.

"The same Provision by Sea and Land, for the Defence and Safety of the Nation, will continue to make us respected Abroad, and consequently secure at Home. The same Attention to the Improvement of the Public Revenues, and to the Ease and Encouragement of Trade and Navigation, will establish Credit upon the strongest Basis; and raise such a Spirit of Industry, as will not only enable us gradually to discharge the National Debt, but will likewise greatly increase the Wealth, Power, and Influence, of this Kingdon.

"Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"I have ordered the proper Officers to prepare, and lay before you, Estimates of the Expences for the Service of the ensuing Year: And as they do not exceed what has been found by Experience to be absolutely necessary for the Security of the Kingdom; I make no Question but I shall have your ready Concurrence in raising the Supplies, in such Manner as shall be most easy to My People.

"There is one Thing that I cannot but mention to you, as deserving your particular Consideration: It is too manifest, that the Funds established for the finishing the Works at Greenwich Hospital, and providing for a competent Number of Seamen there, cannot, in Time of Peace, be sufficient to answer the Expences of this great and necessary Work. It is therefore very much to be wished, that some Method could be found out, to make a further Provision for a comfortable Support to our Seamen, worn out in the Service of their Country, and labouring under old Age and Infirmities.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"You must all be sensible how much our present Happiness is owing to your Union and steady Conduct: It is therefore wholly unnecessary to recommend to you Unanimity and Dispatch in all your Deliberations. The Zeal and Abilities you have on all Occasions shewn, in supporting the Interest of your Country, even under the greatest Difficulties, leave Me no Room to doubt of my having your entire and effectual Concurrence in every Thing that can tend to the Service of the Public, and to the Good of My People."

Which being ended;

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

PRAYERS.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Lord Abergavenny takes his Seat.

This Day William Lord Abergavenny sat first in Parliament, after the Death of his Cousin Edward Lord Abergavenay.

Lords take the Oaths.

Then his Lordship, together with Edward Lord Bishop of Chichester and William Lord Bishop of Bristol, took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Poor's Bill.

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

The Lord Chancellor reported His Majesty's Speech.

Address of Thinks, on His Majesty's Speech.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, "To return the Thanks of this House, for His Majesty's most Gracious Speech from the Throne: To assure His Majesty of the just Sense we have of the many inestimable Blessings we enjoy under His most Gracious Government; and that we cannot but consider this prosperous Situation of Affairs as wholly owing to the Blessing of God on the wise Measures which His Majesty has pursued for the true Interest of His People: Humbly to acknowledge His Majesty's great Goodness, in His tender and compassionate Concern and Care for the Seamen, who have, by their Bravery, eminently distinguished themselves in the Service of their Country, in all Parts of the World; and to declare our Readiness to promote His Majesty's gracious Disposition towards them: And to assure His Majesty, That we shall at all Times exert ourselves with the utmost Zeal for the Defence and Safety of the Nation; and that our chearful Concurrence shall never be wanting, to advance the true Interest of the Public, and promote His Majesty's Glory."

Then the Lords following were named a Committee, to prepare an Address pursuant thereunto; and report to the House:

Ds. Camerarius.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Sussex.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Harcourt.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Onslow.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure; and the Lords withdrew, to draw the Address.

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Findlater reported from the Lords Committees appointed to prepare an Address, to be presented to His Majesty, pursuant to the beforementioned Order, "That they had prepared an Address accordingly, as follows:

"Most Gracious Sovereign,

"We, your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, beg Leave to return Your Majesty our most humble and hearty Thanks, for Your Majesty's most Gracious Speech from the Throne. Peace with all Powers Abroad, perfect Tranquillity and Plenty at Home, and an uninterrupted Enjoyment of all our Rights and Liberties, are such inestimable Blessings to us, as leave us no Room to wish for any Thing more to complete our Happiness, but for Your Majesty's long Life, and happy Reign over a most faithful and obedient People. We think ourselves in Duty bound to acknowledge this prosperous Situation of Affairs to be wholly owing to the Blessing of God on the wise Measures Your Majesty has pursued for the true Interest of this Kingdom. Your Majesty's tender and compassionate Concern and Care for the Seamen, who have, by their Bravery, eminently distinguished themselves in the Service of their Country, in all Parts of the World, cannot but encourage all Your Subjects to the strictest Performance of their Duty. And we most humbly beseech Your Majesty to believe, that we shall at all Times exert ourselves with the same Zeal which has hitherto animated us in Your Majesty's Service, for the Defence and Safety of the Nation; and that our chearful Concurrence shall never be wanting, whenever it lies in our Power, to advance the true Interest of the Public, and promote Your Majesty's Glory."

And the same, being read by the Clerk entire, and afterwards in Paragraphs, was agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That this be the Address to be presented to His Majesty.

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

Lords with White Staves to know when His Majesty will be attended.

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

Committee Privileges.

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

Ds. Cancellarius.
Ds. Præses.
Ds. Senescallus.
Ds. Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Devon.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Wharton.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Stair.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cadogan.
Comes Pomfret.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Harcourt.
Viscount Torrington.
Arch. Cant.
Epus. London.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Waldegrave.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Newburgh.
Ds. Walpole.

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

Committee for the Journal.

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

Ds. Præses.
Ds. Senescallus.
Dux Devon.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Wharton.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Pomfret.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Harcourt.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Waldegrave.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.

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

Sir William Monson & al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir William Monson Baronet, George Monson Esquire, and John Monson Esquire Son and Heir Apparent of the said George Monson; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to enable the Petitioners Sir William and George Monson, or the Survivor of them, together with the Petitioner John Monson, to make such Settlements of several Estates, in the Counties of Lincoln, Hertford, and Nottingham, as shall be thought most proper and advantageous to their Family:

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

Stoppages in the Streets, Order to prevent.

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

It is thereupon Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the High Steward of the City of Westminster, or his Deputy, together with the Justices of the Peace for the said City, shall, by their Care and Directions to the Constables and other Officers within the said Limits, take special Order, that no empty Hackney Coaches be suffered to make any Stay, between Whitehall and The Old Palace Yard in Westminster, from Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon until Four of the Clock in the Afternoon of the same Day, during the Sitting of this Parliament; and that no Carriages, Drays, or Carts, be permitted to pass through the said Streets and Passages, between the Hours aforesaid, during the Sitting of this Parliament; and herein special Care is to be taken, by the said Deputy Steward, Justices of the Peace, Constables, and all other Officers herein concerned, as the contrary will be answered to this House: And it is further Ordered, That the High Bailiff of the City of Westminster, and the Justices of the Peace for the City and Liberty thereof, or some of them residing in Westminster, be served with the Order of this House, made this Day, for the Purposes aforesaid.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 13o Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Bristol.
Comes Macclesfield, Cancellarius.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Pomfret.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Waldegrave.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Onslow.

PRAYERS.

His Majesty to be attended with the Address.

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

Standing Orders to be read.

Ordered, That the Roll of Standing Orders of this House be read on Monday next; and the Lords to be summoned.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 16o Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bristol.
Comes Macclesfield, Cancellarius.
Ds. Carleton, Præses.
Dux Kingston, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
2. Comes Peterborow.
1. Comes Lincoln.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Pomfret.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Waldegrave.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.

PRAYERS.

His Majesty's Answer to Address reported.

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

"My Lords,

"I thank you for this very loyal and dutiful Address: You may depend on My steady Pursuit of such Measures only as, by the Blessing of God upon My Endeavours, will most effectually secure the true Interest of all My People; and that I shall at all Times esteem the Increase of their Happiness, as the greatest Glory of My Reign."

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

Cosby versus Pakenham.

Whereas there is an Appeal depending in this House, wherein William Cosby Esquire is Appellant, and Robert Pakenham Gentleman Respondent; and though the Cause was appointed to be heard the last Session of Parliament, yet the same came not to a Hearing:

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

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Monday the Fourteenth Day of December next, at Eleven a Clock.

Standing Orders read.

The Roll of the Standing Orders of this House was (according to Order) read.

Widdrington's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Ralph Widdrington of Cheesburne Grainge in the County of Northumberland Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for Sale of certain Lands, Tithes, and Hereditaments, in the County of Durham, and One Farm called called Gylchester, in the County of Northumberland, for Payment of the Petitioner's just Debts:

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

Dr. Godsell versus Mammon & al.

Whereas there is an Appeal depending in this House, wherein the Reverend Doctor Chidley Coote and James Godsell are Appellants, and John Mammon and Sarah his Wife, Jonathan Bruce and Mary his Wife, and Catherine Pritrich, are Respondents:

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

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Wednesday the Sixteenth Day of December next, at Eleven a Clock.

E. Cavan & al. versus Robt. Piggot:

The House was informed, "That Robert Piggot Gentleman, who, by Order of this House of the Twentyfifth of March last, was required to put in his Answer to the Appeal of Richard Earl of Cavan and Thomas Piggot Gentleman on or before the Twenty-ninth of April following, has neglected to put in his Answer thereunto, though duly served with the said Order for that Purpose."

And thereupon Thomas Hopper was called in; and examined upon Oath, at the Bar, touching the said Service.

And being withdrawn:

To answer peremptorily.

It is Ordered, That the said Respondent do peremptorily put in his Answer to the said Appeal, in a Week.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 19o Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. London.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Comes Macclesfield, Cancellarius.
Ds. Carleton, Præses.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton. Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Kent.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Essex.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Stair.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cadogan.
Comes Pomfret.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Harcourt.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Waldegrave.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Trevor.

PRAYERS.

Giffard's Answer to Edgworth's Appeal.

This Day the Answer of Thomas Giffard Esquire, to the Appeal of Edward Edgworth Esquire, was brought in.

Sir William Barker versus Letitia Barker.

Whereas, by Order of this House of the Twentysecond of April last, the Cause wherein Sir William Barker is Appellant, and Letitia Barker, Darby Egan, and Thomas Ivers, are Respondents, was adjourned to this Session:

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

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Friday the Eighteenth Day of December next, at Eleven a Clock.

Paterson versus Cockburn.

Whereas there is an Appeal depending in this House, wherein Thomas Paterson Esquire is Appellant, and Charles Cockburn Esquire is Respondent:

And the House being moved, "To appoint a Day for hearing thereof:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Monday the Twentyfirst Day of December next, at Eleven a Clock.

Bayne versus Commissioners forfeited Estates.

Whereas there is an Appeal depending in this House, wherein Alexander Bayne Advocate is Appellant, and the Commissioners and Trustees of the forfeited Estates are Respondents; and though the Cause was appointed to be heard the last Session of Parliament, yet the same came not to a Hearing:

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

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Wednesday the Twenty-third Day of December next, at Eleven a Clock.

Commissioners forfeited Estates versus Stevinson.

The House was informed, "That Elizabeth Stevinson, who, by order of this House of the Twenty-fifth of March last, was required to put in her Answer to the Appeal of the Commissioners and Trustees of the forfeited Estates on or before the Twenty-second of April following, has neglected to put in her Answer thereunto, though duly served with the said Order for that Purpose."

And thereupon an Affidavit, made by Alexander Monro, of the said Service, being read:

It is Ordered, That the said Respondent do peremptorily put in her Answer to the said Appeal in a Week.

Accounts of prohibited East India Goods and Naval Stores, delivered.

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

They were called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to some Acts of Parliament, several Papers.

And being withdrawn;

The Titles thereof were read, as follow:

"The Return of the Commissioners of the Customs, with the Accounts of prohibited East India Goods, and Naval Stores imported from Russia, from Michaelmas 1723 to Michaelmas 1724.

"1. An Account of prohibited East India Goods remaining in Warehouses at St. Hellens, at Michaelmas 1723; with what has been brought in since that Time, what exported; as also what remained at Michaelmas 1724.

"2. An Account of prohibited East India Goods remaining in Warehouses at Leadenhall, at Michaelmas 1723; with what has been brought in since that Time, what exported; as also what remained at Michaelmas 1724.

"3. An Account of prohibited East India Goods remaining in His Majesty's Warehouse in the Port of London, at Michaelmas 1723, with what has been brought in since that Time, what exported; as also what remained at Michaelmas 1724.

"4. An Account of prohibited East India Goods remaining in the respective Warehouses in the Out Ports at Michaelmas 1723; with what has been brought in since that Time, what exported; as also what remained at Michaelmas 1724.

"5. An Account of Naval Stores imported from Russia, into the Port of London, from Michaelmas 1723, to Michaelmas 1724.

"6. An Account of Naval Stores imported from Russia, into the Ports commonly called The Out Ports, from Michaelmas 1723 to Michaelmas 1724."

Commissioners of forfeited Estates versus E. of Ruglen:

The House was informed, "That John Earl of Ruglen, who, by Order of this House of the Twentyfifth of March last, was required to put in his Answer to the Appeal of the Commissioners and Trustees of the forfeited Estates on or before the Twenty-second of April following, has neglected to put in his Answer thereunto, though duly served with the said Order for that Purpose."

And thereupon an Affidavit, made by Alexander Monro, of the said Service, being read:

To answer peremptorily.

It is Ordered, That the said Respondent do peremptorily put in his Answer to the said Appeal in a Week.

Commissioners forfeited Estates versus Lockart, Three Appeals To answer peremptorily.

The like Orders for George Lockart of Carnwath, to put in Answers peremptorily in a Week, to Three Appeals of the said Commissioners and Trustees; Affidavits made by the said Alexander Monro, of the due Service of the Orders of this House, for answering thereunto, being first severally read.

Commissioners forfeited Estates versus Mac Lair. To answer peremptorily.

The like Order for George Mac Lair, Portioner of Preston, peremptorily to put in his Answer in a Week, to the Appeal of the said Commissioners and Trustees; an Affidavit made by the said Alexander Monro, of the due Service of the Order of this House, for answering thereunto, being first read.

Lord St. George & al. versus Martin:

The House was informed, "That Richard Martin Esquire, who, by Order of this House, of the Eighteenth of March last, was required to put in his Answer to the Appeal of George Lord St. George in the Kingdom of Ireland and Henry Sullevane on or before the Twenty-second of April following, has neglected to put in his Answer thereunto, though duly served with the said Order for that Purpose."

And thereupon an Affidavit, made by Walter Joyce Gentleman, of the said Service, being read:

To answer peremptorily.

It is Ordered, That the said Respondent do peremptorily put in his Answer to the said Appeal in a Week.

Oliphant versus Murray.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of James Oliphant of Langtown Esquire; complaining of several Interlocutory Sentences of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the First of July 1691, the Fifteenth of December 1693, and Twelfth of July 1723, made on the Behalf of John Murray Esquire; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Murray 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 Thursday the Seventeenth Day of December next; and that Service of this Order on the Respondent's Agent, or Writer, in the said Court of Session in Scotland, be deemed good Service.

Eyre & al. versus Burke.

Whereas there is an Appeal depending in this House, wherein Edward Eyre, Nicholas Darcy, and Dennis Daly, Esquires, are Appellants, and Gerald Burke Esquire is Respondent:

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

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

Blake versus Blake.

The House being also moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause depending in this House, wherein Thomas Blake Esquire is Appellant, and Sir Walter Blake Baronet, Patrick French, and Walter Taylor, are Respondents:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the Second Causeday after Christmas.

Edgworth versus Giffard.

The House being also moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Causes depending in this House, wherein Edward Edgworth Esquire is Appellant, and Thomas Giffard Esquire is Respondent:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Causes, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the Third Causeday after Christmas.

Wilkinson & al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of James Wilkinson of the City of Dublin and Mary Magdalane his Wife, for themselves, and in Behalf of Thomas, Robert, and Mary Magdalane Wilkinson, their Children, all Infants under the Age of Twenty-one Years; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to enable the Petitioners, and all in Remainder by virtue of the Petitioners Marriage Settlement, to make Fee Farms, or Leases for Lives, renewable for ever, of certain Estates, in the County of Dublin and County of the City of Dublin, for the Benefit of the Petitioners and their Children:

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

Yonge, Leave for a Bill to dissolve his Marriage.

Upon reading the Petition of William Yonge Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to dissolve his Marriage with Mary the Daughter of Samuel Heathcote of Hackney Esquire deceased; and to enable him to marry again; and to illegitimate any Child or Children which shall be born of the said Mary, or which may have been born since her Elopement:

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

Viscount Kingsland versus Countess of Tyrconnell.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause depending in this House, wherein Nicholas Lord Viscount Kingsland is Appellant, and Frances Countess of Tyrconnell is Respondent:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the Fourth Causeday after Christmas.

Paragraph in a Book, intituled, "A new Description of England, &c" complained of:

Complaint was this Day made to the House, of a Paragraph in a printed Book, intituled, "A New Description of England and Wales, with the adjacent Islands; wherein are contained divers useful Observations and Discoveries, in respect to Natural History, Antiquities, Customs, Honours, Privileges, &c." mentioned to be printed for H. Moll, over against Devereux Court, in The Strand; T. Bowles, Printseller, near The Chapter House, and C. Rivington, Bookseller, at the Bible and Crown, in St. Paul's Church Yard; and J. Bowles, Printseller, over against Stocks Market, 1724.

And the said Title and Paragraph were read.

The said Paragraph reflecting on this House, with respect to their Lordships Determination last Session, upon the Petition of the Reverend Robert Lumley Lloyd, claiming the Barony of Lumley:

Publishers to attend.

It is Ordered, That the said H. Moll, T. Bowles, C. Rivington, and J. Bowles, do attend this House To-morrow Morning, in order to be examined touching the Matter of the said Complaint.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 20o Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bristol.
Comes Macclesfield, Cancellarius.
Ds. Carleton, Præses.
Dux Kingston, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cadogan.
Comes Pomfret.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Harcourt.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Waldegrave.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Foley.

PRAYERS.

Lady Banaster & al. Petition Referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Dame Elizabeth Banastre, Widow of Sir William Banastre late of Turkdean in the County of Glocester Knight; deceased, and John Hamilton and Jane his Wife, Alexander Hamilton, Jane Hamilton the Younger, Elizabeth and Mary Hamilton, Infants, Children of the said John Hamilton and Jane his Wife, by the said John Hamilton their Father and next Friend, Richard Harcourt and Elizabeth his Wife, which said Jane Hamilton the Elder and Elizabeth Harcourt are the only Daughters and Coheirs of the said Sir William Banastre; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for Sale of the Manors of Turkdean and Hasilton, with the Lands thereto belonging, in the said County of Glocester, for Payment of the Debts of the said Sir William Banastre; and to purchase other Lands and Hereditaments, with the Approbation of the Petitioners John Hamilton and Jane his Wife, and Richard Har court and Elizabeth his Wife, to be settled to the Uses in their several Marriage Settlements; and for other Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Publishers of the New Description of England, &c. examined;

This Day Herman Moll, Thomas Bowles, Charles Rivington, and John Bowles, attending (according to Order), were called in; and severally examined, at the Bar, touching the Paragraph complained of Yesterday, in the Book, intituled, "A new Description of England and Wales; wherein are contained divers useful Observations and Discoveries, in respect to Natural History, Antiquities, Customs, Honours, Privileges, &c." and owned they published the same, and particularly the Paragraph complained of, which was read to them by the Clerk:

And acquainted the House, "That David Jones, in Catherine-Street, over against Vinegar Yard, was the Author, and James Bettenham, in St. (fn. 1) Jones's, was the Printer of the said Book."

They were directed to withdraw.

And being withdrawn:

Author and Printer attached.

It is Ordered, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House do forthwith attach the Bodies of the said David Jones and James Bettenham, and bring them in safe Custody to the Bar of this House, on Monday Morning next, to answer for their said Offences; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.

To Sir William Sanderson Knight and Baronet, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of them.

Ordered, That Herman Moll, Thomas Bowles, Charles Rivington, and John Bowles, do attend this House again on Monday Morning next.

The Lords following were appointed a Committee, to search Precedents, as to what Punishments have been inflicted, or Methods taken to vindicate the Honour of this House, in Cases of any Breach of their Lordships Privilege, or Contempts to this House; and to report to the House; (videlicet),

Ds. Præses.
Ds. Senescallus.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Strafford.
Viscount Harcourt.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Boyle.

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

Burke versus Lynch.

Whereas there is an Appeal depending in this House, wherein Theobald Burke, Ulick Burke, William Burke, and Morgan Naughton, are Appellants, and Thomas Lynch Esquire is Respondent:

And the House being moved, "To appoint a Day for hearing thereof:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the First Cause-day after those already appointed.

Brand versus Sir Alexander Cumming.

The House being also moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Thomas Brand of London Goldsmith is Appellant, and Sir Alexander Cumming Baronet is Respondent:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the next Cause-day after those already appointed.

Burke & Ux. versus O'Brien.

The House being also moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause depending in this House wherein Richard Burke and Elizabeth his Wife are Appellants, and Christopher O Brien is Respondent:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the next Cause-day after those already appointed.

Martin versus Martin.

Whereas, by Order of this House of the Tenth of March last, John Martin was required to put in his Answer to the Appeal of Richard Martin Esquire on or before the Fourteenth of April following:

And the House being this Day moved, "That the Respondent may, by a certain Day, put in his Answer to the said Appeal:"

But it not appearing that the said former Order was served:

It is Ordered, That the said Respondent 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 Friday the Twenty-fifth Day of December next; and that Service of this Order on the Respondent's Clerk in the Court of Chancery in Ireland be deemed good Service.

Harris, Recognizance for Lord St. George.

The House being moved, "That John Harris Gentleman may be permitted to enter in to a Recognizance for George Lord St. George and Henry Sullevane, on Account of their Appeal depending in this House; to which Richard Martin Esquire is Respondent; the Appellants residing in Ireland:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Harris may enter into a Recognizance for the Appellants, as desired.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 23o Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bristol.
Comes Macclesfield, Cancellarius.
Ds. Carleton, Præses.
Dux Kingston, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Kent.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cadogan.
Comes Pomfret.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Harcourt.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Foley.

PRAYERS.

Examination concerning a Paragraph in a Book, intituled, "New Description of England, &c." reflecting on this House:

The Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod being called upon, to give the House an Account of what he had done, in Pursuance of the Order of Friday last, for attaching David Jones the Author, and James Bettenham the Printer, of a Book, intituled, "A New Description of England and Wales, with the adjacent Islands; wherein are contained divers useful Observations and Discoveries, in respect to Natural History, Antiquities, Customs, Honours, Privileges, &c:"

He acquainted their Lordships, "That he had made diligent Inquiry after the said David Jones, at his House and elsewhere; and that he absconds, and cannot be found: But had attached the said James Bettenham."

Who thereupon was directed to be brought to the Bar.

And being brought accordingly;

The said Book was shewed to him, as also the Paragraph complained of; who owned, "He printed the said Book; but denied he was sensible of the said Paragraph:" And acquainted their Lordships, "That he had the Copy of the said Book from David Jones entire, who corrected the Press himself."

And, being further examined, as to what was become of the Copy; he was directed to withdraw.

And being brought again to the Bar;

The Lord Chancellor acquainted him, "That it was their Lordships Pleasure, that he forthwith go in Custody, and endeavour to find the said Copy; which if he can, that then he deliver the same to the Officer."

And being again taken from the Bar:

It is Ordered, That the said James Bettenham be continued in the same Custody, till further Order of this House.

Publishers examined, and attached.

Then Herman Moll, Thomas Bowles, Charles Rivington, and John Bowles, the Publishers of the said Book, attending again (according to Order), were called in.

And Mr. Moll was put in Mind of what he was mentioning on Friday last, about the Author of the said Book; and directed, if he could, "To give the House further Information concerning him."

He thereupon delivered in a Letter; "which, he said, he received from the Author about Three Weeks since, relating to the inserting the said Paragraph complained of."

And the said Letter was read.

The Three other Persons being severally inquired of, "If they could give any Account of the Author?" and answering, "They could not, but had made diligent Search after him:"

They were directed to withdraw.

And the following Order was made:

"Ordered, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod do forthwith attach the Bodies of the said Herman Moll, Thomas Bowles, Charles Rivington, and John Bowles, for publishing the said Book, and keep them in safe Custody for their said Offences till further Order of this House; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.

"To Sir Wm. Sanderson Knight and Baronet, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of them."

Yonge, to dissolve his Marriage, Bill:

The Earl of Ilay presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of William Yonge Esquire with Mary Heathcore; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Then the said Bill was read the First Time.

And ordered to be read a Second Time on Friday next; and Notice thereof affixed on the Doors of this House; and the Lords to be summoned; and that Mr. Yonge may be heard, by his Counsel, at the said Second Reading, to make out the Truth of the Allegations of the said Bill; and that Mrs. Yonge may have a Copy of the said Bill; and that Notice be given her of the said Second Reading; and that she be at Liberty to be heard, by her Counsel, what she has to offer against the same, at the said Second Reading.

Witnesses to attend, on Yonge's Bill.

Ordered, That Gwyn Vaughan Esquire, Robert Manning Esquire, Mr. John Salt, Mr. Thomas Jones, Mr. Allison, Mr. Horsmandon, Mrs. Martha Maynial, Mrs. Sarah Lighthazell, Mrs. Elizabeth Varden, Mrs. Temple, Ruth Jones, and William Burridge, do attend this House on Friday next, to be examined, as Witnesses for the said Bill.

British Journal voted a scandalous Libel:

Complaint was made to the House of a printed News Paper, intituled, "The British Journal, Saturday, November 21st. 1724."

And several Passages, contained in the said Paper, being read:

It is Resolved, That the said News Paper is a scandalous Libel, highly reflecting upon the Christian Religion.

Committee to inquire concerning the Author, &c.

And the Lords following were appointed a Committee, to inquire into the Author, Printer, and Publisher, of the said scandalous Libel; whose Lordships have Power to send for such Persons and Papers as they shall think fit; and are to report to the House:

Ds. Præses.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Pomfret.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Harcourt.
Epus. London.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Foley.

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.

Wekett & Ux. versus Raby.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Wekett Esquire and Mary his Wife; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery, made the Twentysecond Day of February last, in a Cause there depending, wherein John Raby Esquire was Plaintiff, and the Petitioners were Defendants; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, and the Plaintiff's Bill dismissed with Costs:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Raby 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 Monday the Seventh Day of December next.

Adjourn.

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

Die Martis, 15o Decembris, 1724, hitherto examined by us,

Say & Seale.
R. Lincoln.
Jo. Carliol.
Jo. Norwich.
Ric. St. David's.
Wm. Bristol.
De Lawarr.

DIE Mercurii, 25o Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. London.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bristol.
Comes Macclesfield, Cancellarius.
Dux Kingston, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Pembroke & Montgomery.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Essex.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cadogan.
Comes Pomfret.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Harcourt.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Waldegrave.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.

PRAYERS.

L. St. George versus Martin.

This Day the Answer of Richard Martin Esquire, to the Appeal of George Lord St. George and Henry Sullevane, was brought in.

Wallace versus L. Elibank.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Hugh Wallace, Heir and Executor of Hugh Wallace of Ingliston, deceased; complaining of several Interlocutory Sentences of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the Twentyfifth of January and Seventh of February 1717, the Fifth of February and Twenty-ninth of April 1718, made on the Behalf of Alexander Lord Elibank; and praying, That the same may be reversed:"

It is Ordered, That the said Alexander Lord Elibank may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the Twenty-third Day of December next.

Sir J. Home versus Robertson & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Sir John Home Baronet, Eldest Son and Heir to Sir Patrick Home Baronet, deceased; complaining of Two Interlocutory Sentences of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the Tenth of July 1719, and the Twenty-fourth of February 1720, made on the Behalf of William Walter, Robert, John, Margaret, Isobell, and Jean Robertsons, and Seeton their Mother and Guardian, and Sir Alexander Dalmahoy; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:"

It is Ordered, That the said William Walter, Robert, John, Margaret, Isobell, and Jean Robertsons, and Seeton their Mother and Guardian, and Sir Alexander Dalmahoy, 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 Wednesday the Twenty-third Day of December next.

Campbell versus Campbell.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of George Campbell of Edinburgh Surgeon; complaining of Two Interlocutory Sentences, or Decrees, of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the First of February 1722/3, and Nineteenth of December 1723, made on the Behalf of Marion, Anna, and Elizabeth Campbells, and their Tutors and Curators, if they have any, for their Interests; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:"

It is Ordered, That the said Marion, Anna, and Elizabeth Campbells, and their Tutors and Curators, 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 Wednesday the Twenty-third Day of December next; and that Service of this Order on the Respondents Agents, or Writers, in the said Court of Session in Scotland, be deemed good Service.

Sir Alexander Maxwell versus Houstoun.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Sir Alexander Maxwell of Monreith; complaining of several Interlocutory Sentences, or Decrees, of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the Twentieth of June, Tenth and Seventeenth of July, and Thirteenth of December, 1711, the Thirteenth and Twenty-fifth of February and Twenty-ninth of July 1713, the Ninth of December 1714, the Twelfth and Twenty-first of January 1715, the Twelfth of July and Ninth of November 1716, the Twelfth of July, Twenty-ninth of November, and Twelfth of December, 1717, the Tenth of June 1718, and Twenty-second of January 1720, made on the Behalf of Andrew Houstoun of Caldcrhall Esquire; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:"

It is Ordered, That the said Andrew Houstoun 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 Twenty-third Day of December next.

C. Tyrconnel versus V. Kingsland.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Frances Countess Dowager of Tyrconnell, the Relict of Richard late Earl of Tyrconnell in the Kingdom of Ireland; complaining of several Decrees and Orders made in the Court of Chancery in that Kingdom, the Second of December 1720, and that Part of the Orders of the First of July and Twenty-fifth of November 1723, whereby it was referred back to the Master, to state the Accompt, and to examine how much of the Personal Estate came to the Petitioner's Hands, in a Cause there depending, wherein Nicholas Lord Viscount Kingsland in that Kingdom was Plaintiff, and the Petitioner Defendant; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, or rectified in those Particulars; and that the Plaintiff's original Bill may be dismissed."

It is Ordered, That the said Nicholas Viscount Kingsland may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the Thirtieth Day of December next; and that Service of this Order on the Respondent's Clerk in the said Court of Chancery in Ireland be deemed good Service.

Emelie & al. versus Elwill & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Emelie, Miles West and Martha his Wife, late Martha Emelie, and Samuel Longuett, which said John, Martha, and Samuel, are the Executors of the last Will and Testament of Martha Emelie Widow, deceased; complaining of an Order, or Decree, of the Court of Chancery, of the First of February last, in a Cause wherein the Petitioners were Plaintiffs, and Sir John Elwill Baronet, Francis Emelie and Frances his Wife, were Defendants; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:"

It is Ordered, That the said Sir John Elwill, Francis Emelie, and his Wife, 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 Wednesday the Ninth Day of December next.

Report of Precedents of Punishments for Breach of Privilege.

The Lord Delawarr acquainted the House, "That the Lords Committees appointed to search Precedents, as to what Punishments have been inflicted, or Methods taken to vindicate the Honour of this House, in Cases of any Breach of their Lordships Privilege, or Contempts to this House, had inspected Precedents accordingly; and had prepared a Report; which he was ready to make, when their Lordships will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be now received.

Accordingly his Lordship reported from the said Committee, as follows:

"That the Committee have inspected the Journals of this House, in relation to the Matters to them referred; and think proper to offer to your Lordships Consideration the following Instances; (videlicet,)

"27th February 1620. Richard Reynolds and Robert Wright, for arresting a Servant to the Earl of Oxford, were ordered to be set on Horseback, near Westminster Hall; neither of them to have Cloak or Hat; but to have on their Breasts and Backs Papers, expressing their Fault; (videlicet,) ["For a contemptuous Breach of the Privileges of Parliament, aggravated by contemptuous Speeches;"] and so to pass to The Fleet, where they are to be left Prisoners.

"27th Nov'r 1621. John Blunt, for counterfeiting the Lord Strafford's Seal to a Protection, was ordered to stand on the Pillory, at Westm'r and in Cheapside, with Papers on his Head shewing his Offence; and then to be carried to Bridewell, and there to remain during his Life, and to work for his Living.

"22d March 1623. Thomas Morley, for publishing a printed Petition, very scandalous against the Lord Keeper in particular, and by Aspersion against the whole Court of Star-chamber in general, and at the Bar insolently using many insolent Words of the Lord Keeper, in Presence of their Lordships, was imprisoned in The Fleet, fined One Thousand Pounds to the King; set with his Neck in the Pillory in Cheapside, with One of the Petitions on his Head; ordered to make Submission, and Acknowledgement of his Fault, at the Bar and in the Star-chamber. The next Day one Waterhouse, who penned the First Draught of Morley's Petition, was adjudged to be a Prisoner in The Fleet, and debarred Pen, Ink, and Paper, during the Pleasure of the House; fined Five Hundred Pounds to the King; to make Submission, and Acknowledgement of this his Fault, at the Bar, in the Star-chamber, and to the Lord Keeper: And Bernard Alsop, the Printer of the Petition, imprisoned in The Fleet, admonished not to print any more Petitions; and to make Submission and Acknowledgement.

"28th May 1624 Upon a Report from the Committee of Privileges, the Fine on Morley was reduced to Five Hundred Pounds, and he was discharged out of Prison; and Waterhouse's Punishment, upon his Petition, was remitted.

"9th July 1625. Ralph Brooke, Yorke Herald, for exhibiting a false and scandalous Petition against the Earl Marshal, was sentenced to make his Submission to the said Earl Marshal at the Bar, to be imprisoned in The Tower during Pleasure, and fined One Thousand Marks.

"4th April 1626. George Gardner, for buying and selling of counterfeited Protections, under the Hand and Seal of a Peer in Parliament, was ordered to be set on the Pillory at Westminster, with a Paper on his Head declaring his Offence; and afterwards to be carried down to Norwich, and there to stand on the Pillory, with the like Paper.

"13th June following, The same Gardner, for scandalizing the Justice of this House, and for unjustly slandering the Lord Keeper, was ordered to stand in the Pillory at Westminster, with a Paper on his Head, declaring his Offence; and to ride backward with the same Paper to the Cross in Cheapside, and to stand on the Pillory there, and so to ride back to The Fleet: And though the Lord Keeper did earnestly desire this Punishment might be forgiven Gardner, yet the House denied it.

"16th April 1628. Anthony Lamplugh, for exhibiting an unjust and scandalous Petition against the Lord Keeper and Lord Bishop of Lincoln, was sentenced to stand committed to The Fleet; to acknowledge here, at the Bar, "That the said Petition is unjust and scandalous, and that he is sorry for it;" and to ask their Lordships Forgiveness; and to be brought to the Chancery Bar, and there to make the like Acknowledgement.

"The next Day, he having asked Forgiveness at the Bar, the Remainder of the Censure was forgiven.

"12th June 1628. Ensign Reynde, for ignominious Speeches uttered by him against the Lord Viscount Say and Seale, and for his Contempt of this High Court of Parliament, was adjudged never to bear Arms hereafter, but accounted unworthy to be a Soldier; to be imprisoned during Pleasure; to stand under the Pillory, with Papers on his Head shewing his Offence, at Cheapside, and at Banbury; to be fined at Two Hundred Pounds to the King; and to ask Forgiveness.

"And, as to the Precedent last mentioned, the Committee think proper to observe to the House, That it appears, by the Journal, that their Lordships utmost Endeavours were used, to apprehend and bring the said Reynde in Person, before them, to Justice; but he absconded, so that he could not be taken; notwithstanding which, the House, in his Absence, proceeded to the Censure abovementioned; and directed the Court of Star-chamber to put the Sentence against him in Execution, if he should happen to be apprehended after the ending of the Session; and out of Time of Parliament.

"13th January 1640. James Faucet, for insolent and abusive Speeches against the Earl of Newport, was sentenced to stand committed to The Fleet; to make his humble Submission to the said Earl, and to pay him Five Hundred Pounds for Damages.

"29th March 1642, post meridiem. John Bond, for being the Author and Contriver of a false and scandalous Letter, pretended to be sent from the Queen in Holland to His Majesty at York, was sentenced to stand on the Pillory at Westminster Hall Door, and in Cheapside, with a Paper on his Head, written ["A Contriver of false and scandalous Libels"]; the said Letters to be called in, and burnt near him as he stands; and he to be committed to the House of Correction.

"28th April 1642. Sir Wm. San Ravy Knight, for false, scandalous, and malicious Reports and Speeches against the Earl of Danby, was fined, to the King, in the Sum of One Hundred Pounds; ordered to pay the said Earl, by Way of Damages, Five Hundred Pounds; to make a Submission at the Bar, and to be imprisoned in The Fleet.

"9th July 1663. Alexander Fitton, for contriving and publishing an infamous Libel against the Lord Gerrard of Brandon, fined Five Hundred Pounds to His Majesty, committed to The King's Bench, and to find Sureties for his Behaviour during Life.

"18th Dec'r 1667. William Carr, for dispersing scandalous and seditious printed Papers against the Lord Gerrard of Brandon, fined One Thousand Pounds to the King, to stand Thrice in the Pillory, to be imprisoned in The Fleet, and the Papers to be burnt.

"1st March 1676. Dr. Cary was fined One Thousand Pounds, for refusing to discover his Knowledge of a Libel; and to be committed to The Tower till he pays the same.

8th March 1688/9. William Downing, for printing a Paper reflecting on the Lord Grey of Warke, was committed to The Gatehouse, and fined One Thousand Pounds to the King.

"11th June 1689. Percy's Petition, claiming the Earldom of Northumberland, containing several Reflections, was dismissed the House; and the said Percy was ordered to be brought before the Four Courts in Westm'r Hall, wearing a Paper upon his Breast, in which these Words shall be written, ["The false and impudent Pretender to the Earldom of Northumberland."]

"11th April 1690. Thomas Garston, for counterfeiting Protections, to stand Twice in the Pillory, and be committed to The Gatehouse till he pays his Fees.

"22d Feb'ry 1695. The House was informed, "That there was a Paper delivered at the Door, reflecting on the House, by Robert Crosfield:" Whereupon he was called in, and owned the Paper; but, refusing to give the House an Account who printed it, he was ordered into Custody.

"17th March 1697. A Libel, intituled, "Mr. Bertie's Case, &c. with some Remarks on the Judgement given therein," was voted false, malicious, and scandalous, and ordered to be burnt; and a Committee was appointed, to consider of the said Paper.

"18th March 1697. Report was made from the Committee, "That the Printer had confessed that Mr. Robert Bertic, a Member of the House of Commons, had employed him to print it."

"26th of the same Month. Consideration was had of the said Paper; and the Earl of Abingdon, in his Place, declared, "That he did, in the Name of his Son, ask Pardon of the House and the Lord Chancellor;" which the House accepted.

"7th May 1716. James Mynde, a Solicitor, was ordered into Custody, for putting Counsel's Names to an Appeal without their Knowledge.

"12th of same May, Mynde was brought to the Bar, and, by a Petition, confessed himself guilty; and a Committee was appointed, to inspect Precedents of Punishments inflicted.

"18th of that Month, Report was made from that Committee; and Mynde fined One Hundred Pounds to the King.

"4th June 1716. He petitions to be discharged out of Custody; and his Petition was rejected.

"12th of the same Month. He was ordered to cause his Fine to be paid into the Clerk's Hands, in order to be estreated into the Exchequer, for the regular Payment of the same.

"14th of the same Month. The House being informed, "That the Clerk had received the said Fine;" Mynde was ordered to be brought to the Bar, to be discharged; and the next Day he was brought, reprimanded, and discharged accordingly (paying his Fees)."

And the said Report was read, by the Clerk.

Publishers of a Book, intituled, "New Description of England, &c." Petitions to be discharged.

A Petition of Herman Moll, Thomas Bowles, Charles Rivington, and John Bowles, in Custody of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod for publishing a Book, intituled, "A new Description of England and Wales, &c." was presented to the House, and read; expressing their hearty Sorrow for their said Offence; and humbly begging Pardon for the same; and praying, That their Lordships will take the Petitioners unfortunate Circumstances into Consideration; and that they may be discharged out of Custody:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table; and that the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod do forthwith seize, or cause to be seized, at the respective Houses of the said Petitioners, such of the Books abovementioned as are in their Possessions.

To Sir Wm. Sanderson Knight and Baronet, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of them.

Jones, the Author, required to surrender himself:

Ordered, That David Jones, accused to be the Author of a printed Book, intituled, "A new Description of England and Wales, &c." be, and is hereby, required forthwith to surrender himself to the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, to answer for the Offence of which he stands accused; and that the said Order be left at the last Place of Abode of the said David Jones, in order to his surrendering himself accordingly.

Deputy Gent. Usher's Account of the Copy of the said Book.

The Deputy Gentleman Usher, at the Bar, gave the House an Account, "That, in Pursuance of their Lordships Order on Monday last, he had, in Company with James Bettenham, the Printer of a Book, intituled, "A new Description of England and Wales, &c." been at his House, and searched for the Copy thereof; and, in a Drawer, had found divers loose written Papers, Part of the said Copy; but not the written Copy of the Sheet containing the Paragraph complained of; though the said Printer had delivered to him the printed Sheet corrected by the Author himself."

And the said Officer delivered in the said Papers accordingly.

Blakley & al. versus Leake & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of James Blakley, Administrator of the Goods and Chattels, Rights and Credits, of Thomas Blakley deceased, and George Huish; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery, of the Eighth of April last, in a Cause wherein the Petitioners were Plaintiffs, and John Leake, Mary Hanway Widow, Jonas, William, Mary, and Thomas Hanways, Infants, by their Guardian, were Defendants; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Leake, Mary, Jonas, William, Mary, and Thomas Hanways, 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, or on before Wednesday the Ninth Day of December next.

O' Brien versus Burke & Ux.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Christopher O Brien Esquire; complaining of several Orders, or Decrees, made in the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, the Thirtieth of May, and the Orders on re-hearing, made the Nineteenth, Twenty-first, and Twenty-second of June 1722, so far as the same decree the Leases made to the Petitioner of the Lands of Duogh, Lahenchy, and Ardnekelly, to be in Trust for Richard and Elizabeth Burke, or order an Injunction to issue for putting them in Possession thereof; or decree, "That the Petitioner should accompt for the Rents and Profits of the said Lands; or that he should deliver to the said Richard and Elizabeth the Lease of Rannagh, Ballyfadeen, Moymore, and Knockersea, in a Cause there depending, wherein Elizabeth Hurly was originally Plaintiff, and the Petitioner Defendant; which Cause was, after the Marriage of the said Elizabeth with Richard Burke, revived in the Name of the said Richard and Elizabeth;" and praying, "That the same may be reversed, or rectified in those Particulars; and that the said original Bill may be dismissed:"

It is Ordered, That the said Richard Burke and Elizabeth his Wife may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and they are hereby required to put in their Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the Thirtieth Day of December 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.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Jovis, vicesimum sextum diem instantis Novembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 26o Novembris.

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Epus. London.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Comes Macclesfield, Cancellarius.
Ds. Carleton, Præses.
Dux Kingston, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Pomfret.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Harcourt.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Bathurst.

PRAYERS.

E. Sutherland and Capt. Ross versus Dunbar & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Earl of Sutherland, and Captain David Ross of Daan, Tenant of the Lands of Skelbo; complaining of several Interlocutory Sentences, or Decrees, of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the Twenty-second of December 1721, the Third, Seventh, Twenty-first, Twenty-fifth, and Twenty-seventh of July, the Fifth and Twenty-sixth of December 1722, the Twenty-first of February, Eighth of March, Twentieth of November, Fourth and Twelfth of December 1723, the Sixth of June and Seventh of July last, made on the Behalf of Mr. Archibald Dunbar, Mr. James Blackwood, and Sir Thomas Calder; and praying, That the same may be reversed:"

It is Ordered, That the said Archibald Dunbar, James Blackwood, and Sir Thomas Calder, 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 Thursday the Twenty-fourth Day of December next; and that Service of this Order on the Respondents Agent, or Writer, in the Court of Session in Scotland, be deemed good Service.

Eyre versus Blake & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Edward Eyre Esquire; complaining of an Order of Dismission, of the Twelfth of June last, made by the Court of Chancery in Ireland, in a certain Cause there depending, wherein the Petitioner was Plaintiff, and Thomas Blake, Ulick Burke, Walter Taylor, Sir Walter Blake Baronet, and others, were Defendants; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, and the Petitioner's Bill retained:"

It is Ordered, That the said Thomas Blake, Ulick Burke, and Walter Taylor, 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 Thursday the Thirty-first Day of December next; and that Service of this Order on the Respondents Clerk, or Clerks, in the said Court of Chancery in Ireland, be deemed good Service.

Lattin and Moore versus Robinson & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Patrick Lattin and Michael Moore Esquires; complaining of certain Orders of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the Sixth and Twenty-first of May last, in a Cause wherein George Robinson and Anne his Wife, and William Court, were Plaintiffs, and the Petitioners Defendants; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, and the Plaintiffs Bill dismissed with Costs:"

It is Ordered, That the said George Robinson and Anne his Wife, and William Court, 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 Thursday the Thirty-first Day of December next; and that Service of this Order on the Respondents Clerk, or Clerks, in the said Court of Chancery in Ireland, be deemed good Service.

Chamberlaine versus White.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Christopher Chamberlaine Gentleman; complaining of certain Orders and Proceedings of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, since the Order and Judgement of this House of the Twenty-sixth of April 1721, and particularly the Orders of the Sixth of February 1721, the Eighteenth of February 1722, Twenty-seventh of June and Twelfth of March 1723, in a Cause wherein Mary White, alias Chamberlaine, was Plaintiff, and the Petitioner Defendant; and praying, "That the same may be reversed; and that the Petitioner may be at Liberty to make Use of, and read, at the Hearing, several Affidavits taken off the File by the said Order of the said Twelfth of March 1723:"

It is Ordered, That the said Mary White, alias Chamberlaine, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and she is hereby required to put in her Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the Thirty-first Day of December next; and that Service of this Order on the Respondent's Six Clerk in the said Court of Chancery in Ireland be deemed good Service.

O'Hara versus O'Neile.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Charles O'Hara Esquire; complaining of certain Orders of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the Twenty-seventh of August, the Seventeenth of September, and Eighth of October, 1719, the Attachment granted thereby, and subsequent Orders affirming the same; the Master's Report, and the Orders of the Twenty-sixth of February 1718, the Eighteenth of April 1719, and the Decree of the Eighth of May 1719, as likewise all the Proceedings since the Twenty-fifth of June 1718, whereby the Order and Judgement of this House, of the Twelfth of February 1717, was made an Order of the said Court; and praying, "That this House will enforce the Execution of their Lordships said Judgement; and that Tully O Neile's Bill may be dismissed with Costs; and that the said Orders and Decree may be reversed; and that the Petitioner may be at Liberty, on the Hearing, to make Use of the Affidavits, and other Papers, denied by the Lord Chancellor to be read at the Hearing below:"

It is Ordered, That the said Tully O Neile 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 Thursday the Thirty-first Day of December next; and that Service of this Order on the Respondent's Six Clerk in the said Court of Chancery in Ireland be deemed good Service.

Munro & al. versus Bayne & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Colonel Robert Munro Younger of Fawls, John Forbes of Cullodden Esquire, George Munro of Culcarn, Alexander Munro of Killohoan, John Munro Younger thereof, Robert Douglass in Catwall, George Munro of Lemlair, John Munro Chirurgeon in Kiltairn, James Munro his Son, Andrew Munro Litster in Coull, George Robertson Sheriff Depute of Ross, George Munro Messenger, George Ross in Feanward, Hugh Munro of Ardulie, Alexander Frazer of Phopachie, James Frazer of Castleleathers, Alexander Frazer of Kilduthell, William Frazer of Ballon, Alexander Erazer Chamberland of Farintosh, John Cuthbert of Castlehill, Alexander McIntosh of Fermit, Lachlan Mc Intosh alias Bayne Merchant in Inverness, John Stewart Vintner there, John Hosack Baillie there, and George Cuthbert Doctor of Medicine there, John McCulloch of Pitnelles late Baillie of Tayne, and David Bethune of Culnaskia Messenger, the said Colonel Munro, and George Munro of Culcarn; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords Commissioners of Justiciary in Scotland, of the First and Third of May 1722: And the other Petitioners complaining of the Interlocutors of the said Lords, of the said Third of May 1722, refusing them their Costs, made on the Behalf of Kenneth Bayne of Tullach, Alexander Bayne of Knockbayne, John Dingwall late Treasurer of Dingwall, and Robert Dundas Esquire His Majesty's Advocate; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:"

It is Ordered, That the said Kenneth Bayne, Alexander Bayne, John Dingwall, and Robert Dundas, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the Twenty-fourth Day of December next.

Edgworth versus Swift.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Edward Edgworth; complaining of several Orders of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the Eighth of December 1720, the Twenty-seventh of January 1723, the Twenty-ninth of April, Sixth of May, and Twelfth of June last, in a certain Cause, wherein Mead Swift Gentleman 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:"

It is Ordered, That the said Mead Swift 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 Thursday the Thirty-first Day of December next.

L. St. George &c. versus Martin:

Upon reading the Petition of George Lord St. George and Henry Sullevane, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which Richard Martin Esquire is Respondent; setting forth, "That the Respondent's Agent refuses to draw up the Order appealed from; and the Officer of the Court of Chancery in Ireland will not permit the Petitioners Agent to draw up the same, without the Leave of this House;" and praying, "In regard the Petitioners cannot bring on their said Appeal to be heard, till the said Order is drawn up and passed, that the Officer may be ordered to draw up and pass the same:"

Decree to be drawn.

It is Ordered, That the Court of Chancery in Ireland do give Directions to the proper Officer, to cause the said Order to be forthwith drawn up and passed, that the said Cause may be heard without Delay.

Mitchell versus Craige.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Mitchell, of the City of London, Merchant; complaining of certain Orders of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the Twenty-sixth of February 1723, and Twenty-third of June last, made on the Behalf of Robert Craige and his Creditors, and the Heir and Executor of George Denniston; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:"

It is Ordered, That the said Robert Craige and his Creditors, and the Heir and Executor of the said George Denniston, 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 Thursday the Thirty-first Day of December next; and that Service of this Order on the Respondents Clerk, or Clerks, in the said Court of Chancery in Ireland, be deemed good Service.

Bagenal versus Bagenal & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Walter Bagenal Esquire; complaining of several Orders and Decrees of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the Twenty-seventh of May and Twenty-fifth of June 1717, the Twentieth and Twenty-fifth of February last, the Master's Report, and the other Proceedings, in certain Causes there depending, wherein Anne Bagenal, Philip Savage deceased, Nicholas Bagenal by his Guardian, George Mathew, and Dudley Bagenal, were Plaintiffs, and the Petitioner and Benjamin Burton Defendants; and wherein the Petitioner was Plaintiff, and the said Persons, or some of them, and others, were Defendants; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:"

It is Ordered, That the said Anne Bagenal, George Mathew, Nicholas and Dudley Bagenal, Benjamin Burton, as also the Executors of Philip Savage, 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 Thursday the Thirty-first Day of December next; and that Service of this Order on the Respondents Clerk, or Clerks, in the said Court of Chancery in Ireland, be deemed good Service.

Burton and Nutley versus Slattery.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Benjamin Burton and Richard Nutley, of the City of Dublin, Esquires; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, made the Tenth of December last, in a Cause there depending, wherein the Petitioners were Plaintiffs, and John Slattery Gentleman was Defendant; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Slattery 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 Thursday the Thirty-first Day of December next.

Mead versus Swanton.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of the Reverend Dominick Mead; complaining of several Orders and Decrees of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the First of December 1720, the Twenty-second of July and Seventh of December 1723, and Twentieth of May last, in a Cause there depending, wherein Henry Swanton was Plaintiff, and the Petitioner Defendant; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, or varied:"

It is Ordered, That the said Henry Swanton 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 Thursday the Thirty-first Day of December next; and that Service of this Order on the Respondent's Clerk in the said Court of Chancery in Ireland be deemed good Service.

Shuckburgh versus S. S. Comp. their Trustees, and Poulter.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Shuckburgh; complaining of an Order or Decrec of the Court of Chancery, of the Twenty-fourth of October last, in a Cause wherein the Petitioner was Plaintiff, and the Governor and Company of Merchants of Great Britain trading to The South Seas and other Parts of America, and for encouraging the Fishery, Sir John Eyles Baronet, Sir Thomas Crosse Baronet, John Rudge, Mathew Lant, Esquires, Sir Roger Hudson Knight, Edmund Halsey, John Lade, Gabriel Roberts, Esquires, and Sir Richard Hopkins Knight, Trustees for the said Company, and Edward Poulter, were Defendants; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:"

It is Ordered, That the South Sea Company, and the said Trustees, and Edward Poulter, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the Tenth Day of December next.

Fleetwood & al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Edward Fletewood Esquire and Sarah his Wife, Ralph Robinson and Margaret his Wife, James Earl of Derby, William Rawstorne, Robert Shawe, and Timothy Hall; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for Sale of certain Manors and Lands, in the County of Lancaster, Part of the Estate of Richard Fletewood Esquire, deceased, for Payment of the Debts of the said Richard Fletewood, and for other Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Sir W. Monson & al. Leave for a Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom the Petition of Sir William Monson Baronet, George Monson Esquire, and John Monson Esquire, Son and Heir Apparent of the said George Monson, was referred; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Then, Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir William Monson Baronet, George Monson Esquire, and the Survivor of them, together with John Monson Esquire, to convey and settle several Manors and Lands, in the Counties of Lincoln, Hertford, and Nottingham."

L. and Ly. Howard versus Sir J. Napier, &c.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Thomas Lord Howard Baron Howard of Effingham and Elizabeth Lady Effingham his Wife, late the Widow and Relict of Sir Theophilus Napier; complaining of Two Orders of the Court of Chancery, made the Twelfth of December 1721, and Fourth of June last, in certain Causes, wherein Sir John Napier Baronet, an Infant, by his next Friends, was Plaintiff, and the Petitioner Elizabeth, and Francis Neale Esquire, George Buckby and Thomas Denton Gentlemen, Sir George Warburton Baronet, John Coppin Esquire, and Francis Brace Gentleman, were Defendants; and wherein the Petitioners, by Bill of Revivor, were Plaintiffs, and the said Sir John Napier by his Guardians and others were Defendants; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:"

It is Ordered, That the said Sir John Napier, Francis Neale, George Buckby, Thomas Denion, Sir George Warburton, John Coppin, and Francis Brace, 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 Thursday the Tenth Day of December next; and that Service of this Order on the Respondents Clerk, or Clerks, in the said Court of Chancery, be deemed good Service.

Gent. Usher's Account of seizing the Book, intituled, "A new Description of England and Wales, &c.":

The Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod gave the House an Account, "That he had, pursuant to their Lordships Order Yesterday, seized the several Books, intituled, "A new Description of England and Wales, &c." which he could find in the Possessions of Herman Moll, Thomas Bowles, Charles Rivington, and John Bowles, the Publishers thereof, amounting to several Hundred; and that the Leaves containing the Paragraph complained of in the bound Books were torn out, and others in Part."

And further gave an Account, "That he had left the Order of this House, requiring David Jones to surrender himself, at his Lodging, with his Maid Servant: And, inquiring after him, was told by the Neighbours he was sick; but they declared, they knew not where he was."

Clerk to cause the Leaf to be torn out:

Ordered, That the Clerk of the Parliaments, or Clerk Assistant, do inspect the several Books seized by the Officer, as to the Leaf containing the Paragraph complained of; and, if the same is found in any of the said Books, to cause such Leaf to be torn out; and also do take an Account of the Numbers of the Books seized in each of the Publisher's Possession.

Diskin & al. to attend.

Ordered, That Anne Diskin, Elizabeth Knight, and Elizabeth Brimingham, do attend this House To-morrow Morning, in order to be examined touching their Knowledge of David Jones.

Adjourn.

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

Die Jovis, 21o Januarii, 1724, hitherto examined by us,

Jo. Norwich.
Wm. Bristol.
De Lawarr.

DIE Veneris, 27o Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Epus. London.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bristol.
Comes Macclesfield, Cancellarius.
Ds. Carleton, Præses.
Dux Kingston, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Devon.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Essex.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Stair.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cadogan.
Comes Pomfret.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Harcourt.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Arundell.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Waldegrave.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.

PRAYERS.

Commissioners forfeited Estates versus Stevension.

The Answer of Elizabeth Stevenson, Relict of Archibald Pitcairn of that Ilk, to the Appeal of the Commissioners and Trustees of the forfeited Estates:

E. of Cavan versus Pigott.

Also, the Answer of Robert Pigott, to the Appeal of Richard Earl of Cavan and Thomas Pigott Gentleman;

Were this Day brought in.

Persons examined touching D Jones, Author of a Book, called, "A new Description of England and Wales, & c."

Anne Diskin, Elizabeth Knight, and Elizabeth Brimingham, attending (according to Order), were called in.

And the said Diskin refusing to be sworn, alledging she was a Quaker; the said Elizabeth Knight and Elizabeth Brimingham were examined, upon Oath, "When they saw David Jones, and whether they knew where he at present was?" But they alledging they did not know any Thing of him, having not seen him since last Week; they were directed to withdraw.

And the House, taking into Consideration how to proceed with relation to Anne Diskin, who pretended she was a Quaker, directed she should be called in again, and required, by the Lord Chancellor, "To give an Account, upon the true Faith of a Christian, of her Knowledge concerning the said Jones:" But she likewise alledging she knew not where he was, she was again directed to withdraw.

Mr. Yonge, to dissolve his Marriage, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for reading the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of William Yonge Esquire with Mary Heathcote, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," a Second Time; and for hearing Mr. Yonge, by his Counsel, to make out the Truth of the Allegations thereof; as likewise Counsel for Mrs. Yonge, against the same, at the said Second Reading.

Counsel were accordingly called in; and Counsel appeared for the Bill.

But none appearing for Mrs. Yonge;

Thomas Puckle was produced by Mr. Yonge's Counsel; and, being examined, upon Oath, acquainted the House, That he had delivered a true Copy of the Bill to the said Mrs. Yonge; and also duly served her with the Order of this House, to give her Notice that the same was appointed to be read a Second Time as this Day; and that she was to be at Liberty to be heard, by Counsel, against the said Bill, at the said Second Reading."

Then Counsel, in order to make out the Truth of the Allegations of the said Bill, were heard.

And Sir Walter Yonge Baronet, William Burridge, Sarab Lighthazell, and Robert Manning Esquire, were severally examined, upon Oath, at the Bar, in order to prove some of the Allegations of the Bill.

And a Box, with divers Letters therein contained, which passed between Thomas Norton Esquire, mentioned in the Preamble of the Bill, and Mrs. Yonge, importing a criminal Familiarity which had been between them, was delivered in by Mr. John Salt; who, upon Oath, declared, "He received the said Box from the said Mrs. Yonge; with the said Letters enclosed in it, which she then declared were Colonel Norton's Letters."

Then Mr. Horsmandon and Mrs. Martha Maynial were severally examined, upon Oath, to prove that several of the said Letters were of the said Mr. Norton's and Mrs. Yonge's own Hand-writing.

And thereupon the said Letters were read.

After which, Ruth Holmes, the same Mrs. Maynial, and Mrs. Elizabeth Varden, were produced, and severally examined, upon Oath, at the Bar, in order to make out the Truth of other of the Allegations of the Bill.

And the Record of the Verdict obtained by Mr. Yonge, in His Majesty's Court of Common Pleas, for Fifteen Hundred Pounds, as Damages, against the said Mr. Norton, for his unlawful and adulterous Familiarity with Mrs. Yonge, was read; as was also the Copy of a definitive Sentence, given in the Consistory Court of the Bishop of London, for a Divorce.

And then Gwyn Vaughan Esquire and Mr. Thomas Jones were severally examined, upon Oath, at the Bar; who proved they surprized the said Mr. Norton and Mrs. Yonge together in naked Bed.

Which Examination being over; and the Counsel for the Bill having stated the Evidence, and prayed the passing of the said Bill;

And being withdrawn:

The same was (according to Order) read a Second Time.

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

Saturday appointed a Cause-day.

The House being moved, "In regard of the Number of Appeals depending in this House, that Saturday may be, for the future, added to the Cause-days usually appointed, being Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays."

It is Ordered, That Saturday be accordingly a Causeday, and appointed in Course for hearing of Causes.

Sir W Monson's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir William Monson Baronet and George Monson Esquire, and the Survivor of them, together with John Monson Esquire, to convey and settle several Manors and Lands, in the Counties of Lincoln, Hertford, and Nottingham."

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

Ds. Præses.
Dux Kent.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Sussex.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Harcourt.
Epus. London.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Glocester.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Waldegrave.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.

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

Crofton Common, Leave for a Bill to enclose.

Upon reading the Petition of the Lords of the Manor of Croston, and of the Freeholders having Right of Commoning in and on the Common and Great Pasture called Croston Finney, in the Township and Manor of Croston, in the County of Lancaster; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for enclosing and dividing the said Common and Tract of Land, according to every Person's Right in the same:

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Lunæ, tricesimum diem instantis Novembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 30o Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Cicestr.
Comes Macclesfield, Cancellarius.
Ds. Carleton, Præses.
Dux Kingston, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Kent.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Pomfret.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Harcourt.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Waldegrave.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Lechmere.

PRAYERS.

Archbishop of York takes the Oaths.

This Day Lancelot Lord Archbishop of York came to the Table; and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Clerk Assistant's Account of tearing out a Leaf in a Book, intituled, "A New Description of England, &c.":

The Clerk Assistant gave the House an Account, That he had, pursuant to their Lordships Order on Thursday last, inspected the several Books, intituled, A new Description of England and Wales, &c." and found the Leaf in which the Paragraph complained of was contained, torn out of each of the said Books by the Proprietors, or Publishers of the same, which Leaves the said Clerk also informed the House, were in his Possession."

Moll & al. to be brought to the Bar.

And then the Petition of Herman Moll, Thomas Bowles, Charles Rivington, and John Bowles, Publishers of the said Book, praying to be discharged out of Custody, which, on Wednesday last, was ordered to lie on the Table, was again read.

And the Petitioners were ordered to be brought to the Bar To-morrow Morning, in order to their Discharge.

Report concerning the Author, Printer, and Publisher, of a Letter, in The British Journal.

The Lord Guilford acquainted the House, "That the Lords Committees appointed to inquire into the Author, Printer, and Publisher, of a scandalous Libel, highly reflecting upon the Christian Religion, intituled, "The British Journal, of Saturday the Twentyfirst of November 1724," had agreed upon a Re port which he was ready to make, when their Lordships will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be now received.

Accordingly his Lordship reported from the said Committee, as follows:

"That the Committee, in order to inquire after the Author, Printer, and Publisher, of the said Paper, sent for one Warner, for whom the same is mentioned to be printed; who gave an Account, That he was only concerned in the Publication thereof; and acted therein as a Servant to one Woodward, a Bookseller, who was the Proprietor."

"The said Woodward, being thereupon examined, confessed, "That he was the Proprietor of the said Paper; and that he received the Letter complained of, out of the Country, by the Post; that he did not know whose Hand-writing it was; but owned, that he had received other Letters of the same Handwriting, and had sent Answers acknowledging the Receipt of such Letters; which he directed "To Mr. Thomas Morgan, at Marlborough;" whom he believes to be the Person who sent him that Letter."

"And the Committee being acquainted by the said Woodward, "That one Samuel Aris was the Printer;" their Lordships sent for the said Aris, who, upon his Examination, confessed, "That he printed the said Paper; and acquainted the Committee, that he received the Copy from Mr. Woodward; that he had never heard who the Author was, and had printed from other Copies of the same Hand-writing; but that he received the said Copies from Mr. Woodward only."

Which Report being read by the Clerk:

Thomas Morgan to attend.

It is Ordered, That the said Thomas Morgan, supposed to be the Author of the Letter complained of, do forthwith attend this House, in order to be examined, touching the Matter of the said Complaint.

Mr. Yonge, to dissolve his Marriage, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of William Yonge Esquire with Mary Heathcote; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

And the Lord Delawarr reported from the said Committee, "That they had gone through the 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.

Hopper to enter into Recogniznace for Chamberlain.

The House being moved, "That Thomas Hopper Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recogninizance for Christopher Chamberlain Gentleman, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, to which Mary White is Respondent; the Appellant residing in Ireland:"

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

Cole, to enterinto a Recognizance for Mead.

The like Order for Thomas Cole Gentleman, to enter into a Recognizance for the Reverend Dominick Mead, on account of his Appeal, to which Henry Swanton is Respondent.

Martin, to enter into Recognizance for Eyre.

The like Order for Luke Martin of The Middle Temple Gentleman, to enter into a Recognizance for Edward Eyre Esquire, on account of his Appeal, to which Thomas Blake and others are Respondents.

Rich, to enter into Recognizance for O Hara.

The like Order for Samuel Rich of London Esquire, to enter into a Recognizance for Charles O Hara Esquire, on account of his Appeal, to which Tully O Neile Esquire is Respondent.

Archbold, to enter into Recognizance for Lattin and Moor.

And the like Order for Gerrard Archbold of the Middle Temple Esquire, to enter into a Recognizance for Patrick Lattin and Michael Moore Esquires, on account of their Appeal, to which George Robinson and Anne his Wife, and William Court, are Respondents, for Reasons of the same Nature.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, primum diem Decembris jam prox. sequent. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

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