House of Lords Journal Volume 23
January 1729

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 23: January 1729', Journal of the House of Lords volume 23: 1727-1731 (1767-1830), pp. 302-309. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113936 Date accessed: 22 November 2014.


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January 1728

Anne 2o Georgii Secundi.

DIE Martis, Vicesimo Primo Januarii, 1728.

DIE Martis, Vicesimo Primo Januarii, 1728, Annoque Regni Sereniffimi Domini Georgii Secundi, Dei Gratia, Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, & Hiberniæ Regis, Fidei Defensoris, &c. Secundo, in quem Diem hæc Secunda 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.

Fredericus Princeps Walliæ.

Arch. Cant.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Bath & Well.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Landavens.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Ds. Trevor, C. P. S.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Graston, Camerarius.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angliæ.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Warwick & Holland.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Peterborow & Monmouth.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon & Rochester.
Comes Essex.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Grantham.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Graham.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Wilmington.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Malton.

PRAYERS.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

Prince of Wales introduced.

Frederick Lewis, Electoral Prince of Brunswick Lunenburgh, being, by Letters Patent, dat. Octavo Die Januarii, Anno Secundo Georgii Regis Secundi, created Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester, was this Day, in his Robes, introduced; being preceded by the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King of Arms, the Deputy Earl Marshal, and the Lord Great Chamberlain of England; and attended by the Lord Privy Seal, the Lord Steward, and the Lord Chamberlain of His Majesty's Household, also in their Robes.

His Royal Highness, standing, presented his Letters Patent to the Lord Chancellor, at the Woolsack; who delivered the same to the Clerk; which were read, at the Table.

His Writ of Summons was also read, as follows:

His Writ of Summons.

"Georgius Secundus, Dei Gratia, Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, & Hib'niæ Rex, Fidei Defensor, &c. Præcharissimo Filio Nostro Frederico Ludovico Principi Magnæ Britanniæ, Electorali Principi Brunswici Luneburgi, Principi Walliæ, Duci Cornubiæ & Rothsayæ, Duci de Edenburgo, Marchioni de Insula Nostra Eliens. Comiti Cestriæ & de Eltham, Vicecomiti de Lanceston, Baroni de Snandon de Renfrew, Domino Insularum & Senescallo Scotiæ, ac Nobilissimi Ordinis Periscelidis Equitl, Salutem. Cum nuper, de Avisamento & Assensu Concllii Nostri, pro quibusdam arduis & urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum & Defensionem Regni Nostri Magnæ Britanniæ & Ecclesiæ concernentibus, præsens Parliamentum Nostrum apud Civita tem Nostram Westm. Vicesimo Octavo Die Novembris, Anno Regni Nostri Primo, teneri ordinaverimus; & ibidem, cum Prælatis, Magnatibus, & Proceribus dicti Regni Nostri, Colloquium habere & Tractatum; quod quidem Parliamentum Nostrum abinde, per separal. Prorogationes & Adjournationes, usque ad & in Vicesimum Primum Diem instantis Januarii prorogatum & adjournatum fuerat, apud Civitatem Nostram prædict. ibidem tunc tenendum & prosequendum; vobis, sub Fide & Ligeantia quibus Nobis tenemini, firmiter injungendo mandamus, quod, consideratis dictorum Negotiorum Arduitate & Periculis imminentibus, cessante Excusatione quacunque, dictis Die & Loco personaliter intersitis, Nobiscum, ac cum Prælatis, Magnatibus, & Proceribus prædict. super dictis Negotiis tractatur. vestrumque Consilium impensur.; & hoc ficut Nos & Honorem Nostrum, ac Salvationem & Defensionem Regni & Ecclesiæ prædict. Expeditionemque dictorum Negotiorum diligitis, nullatenus omittatis.

"Teste Meipso, apud Westm. Decimo Die Januarii, Anno Regni Nostri Secundo.

"Bisse & Bray."

Then his Royal Highness was placed in his Chair, on the Right Hand of the Chair of State, on the Throne.

His Majesty present:

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

Who being come, with their Speaker; His Majesty spake as follows:

The King's Speech.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"I am sensible you are met together in Expectation of being informed of the present Situation of public Affairs, and of receiving that Satisfaction which the Expences already made, and the Apprehension of their being continued for some longer Time, make it just and reasonable for you to desire.

"The Execution of the Preliminary Articles, and the Opening the Congress at Soissons, laid a Foundation for you to entertain Hopes of seeing very soon the happy Fruits and Effects of a general Pacification.

"But the various and extensive Views which fell under Consideration, in settling and reconciling the different Interests and Pretensions of so many different Powers, appeared to be a Work of so much Time and Difficulty, that the Project of a Provisional Treaty was thought of, as a proper Expedient; which, being concerted and negotiated among the Ministers of the principal Powers, Parties to the Treaties of Hanover and Vienna, was approved of by Me and My Allies; not without reasonable Hopes of the Concurrence of the Imperial Court, and the Court of Madrid.

"But no definitive Answer being yet returned by either of them, nor the Project of the Provisional Treaty either accepted or rejected, the Fate of Europe is still held in Suspence; labouring under Difficulties that unavoidably attend such a doubtful and undetermined Condition.

"It is with no small Concern that I am again obliged to speak to My Parliament, in this State of Uncertainty; nor am I insensible of the Burthens which My Subjects bear; and that, in our present Circumstances, some may be induced to think that an actual War is preferable to such a doubtful and imperfect Peace: But, as the Exchange is easy to be made at any Time, and as I am confident I shall not be thought backward in doing Myself and the Nation Justice, when a proper Occasion calls upon Me for it, I hope you will believe that a just Regard for the Ease and Interest of My People, alone, prevailed upon Me, rather to suffer some temporary Inconveniencies, with the Daily Prospect of obtaining a safe and honourable Peace, than too precipitately to kindle a War in Europe, and to plunge the Nation into still greater and unknown Expences.

"But, how disagreeable soever these Delays may be, nothing is more unjust than to impute them to My Conduct, or to that of My Allies: No Endeavours, indeed, have been wanting, to separate and dissolve the happy Union that is established among us; but long Experience and repeated Proofs of mutual Fidelity have so strengthened and cemented this Alliance, founded upon and united by common Interest, that all Attempts to weaken it, or to create Jealousies and Diffidence among us, have proved as vain and fruitless as the Insinuations to the contrary are false and groundless.

"It will, nevertheless, be incumbent upon us to bring this important Transaction to a speedy and certain Decision, that, if a Conclusion can be put to it, consistent with the Security and Preservation of the Rights, Privileges, and Possessions of Great Britain and My Allies, the Blessings of Peace may be diffused throughout Europe, and My Kingdoms again enjoy the happy Effects of a settled Tranquillity; or, if this cannot be had, that the Allies may unite with Vigour and Resolution, and exert themselves in procuring that Justice and Satisfaction which has been so long delayed. If this should unavoidably be the Case, I depend upon the Zeal and Affection of this Parliament, that they will chearfully and effectually support Me, in carrying on a just and necessary War.

"Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"I wished, and truly hoped, to have seen the Public Expences very much reduced and lessened before this Time; but the present Circumstances of Affairs oblige Me to ask of you such Supplies as shall be necessary for answering and defraying the Charge and Services of the ensuing Year, and for enabling Me, as Events may require, to act with Vigour, and in Concert with My Allies, who have resolved to make the same Preparations, and to keep on Foot all their extraordinary Forces. I will order the proper Estimates to be immediately prepared, and laid before you: And as the Produce of the Sinking Fund has exceeded our Expectations, I must recommend it to your Care, to make a farther Application of it to its proper Uses.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"It cannot be expected that I should enter into the several Causes and Motives which may have occasioned the present Delays in the Couits of Vienna and Madrid; but if, among other Reasons, Hopes given from hence of creating Discontents and Divi sions among My Subjects, and a Prospect of seeing Difficulties arise at Home, have greatly encouraged them in their dilatory Proceedings; I am persuaded that your known Affection to Me, and a just Regard for your own Honour and the Interest and Security of the Nation, will determine you effectually to discourage the unnatural and injurious Practices of some few, who suggest the Means of distressing their Country, and afterwards clamour at the Inconveniencies which they themselves have occasioned. It is more than probable that Foreign Courts wait now for the Result of your Deliberations: And, as you may depend upon My Constancy and Steadiness, that no wicked and groundless Suggestions or Insinuations shall make Me depart from My present Purposes; so I entirely rely upon your Wisdom and Unanimity, to convince the World, that such pernicious Designs and Intrigues shall not alter that Affection, Harmony, and good Understanding, which has hitherto subsisted, and I hope will always subsist, between Me and My Parliament."

His Majesty's Speech being ended; His Majesty was pleased to retire into the Prince's Lodgings; and the Commons returned to their House.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Poor's Bill.

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

Prince of Wales takes the Oaths.

His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales 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.

L. Willoughby of Broke takes lus Seat.

Richard Lord Willoughby of Broke sat first in Parliament, after the Death of his Father George Lord Willoughby of Broke; having, together with Washington Earl Feriers and John Lord Carteret, taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That there were some new created Lords without, ready to be introduced."

L. Hobart introduced:

Then Sir John Hobart Baronet, Knight of the Bath, being, by Letters Patent, dat. 28o Die Maii, circa Horam Nonam ante Meridiem, Anno Regni Georgit Regis Secundi Primo, created Baron Hobart of Blickling, in the County of Norfolk, was, in his Robes, introduced, between the Lord Privy Seal and the Lord Howard of Effingham, also in their Robes; the Gentleman Usher of the Black Bod, Garter King of Arms, the Deputy Earl Marshal, and the Lord Great Chamberlain of England, preceding.

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

His Writ of Summons was also read, as follows:

His Writ of Summons.

"Georgius Secundus, Dei Gratia, Magn. Britann. Franc. & Hib'niæ Rex, Fidei Defensor, &c. Dilecto & Fideli Nostro Joh'i Hobart, Chevalier, Salutem: Cum nuper, de Avisamento & Affensu Concilu Nostri, pro quibusdam arduis & urgentibus Negotris, Nos, Statum & Desensionem Regni Nostri Magn. Britann. & Ecclefiæ concernentibus, præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. Vicesimo Octavo Die Novembris, Anno Regni Nostri Primo, teneri ordinaverimus; & ibidem, cum Prælatis, Magnatibus, & Proceribus dicti Regni Nostri, Colloquium habere & Tractatum; quod quidem Parliamentum Nostrum abinde, per separal. Prorogationes & Adjournationes, usque ad & in Octavum Diem Augusti jam prox. sequen. prorogatum & adjournatum suerat, apud Civitatem Nostram præd. ibidem tunc tenendum & prosequendum; vobis, sub Fide & Ligeantia quibus Nobis tenemini, firmiter injungendo mandamus, quod, consideratis dictorum Negociorum Arduitate & Periculis imminentibus, cessante Excusatione quacunque, dictis Die & Loco personaliter intersitis, Nobiscum, ac cum Prælatis, Magnatibus, & Proceribus prædict. super dictis Negotiis tractatur. vestrumque Consilium impensur.; & hoc sicut Nos & Honorem Nostrum, ac Salvationem & Defensionem Regni & Ecclesiæ prædict. Expeditionemque dictorum Negotiorum diligitis, nullatenus omittatis.

"Teste Meipso, apud Westm. Tricesimo Die Maii, Anno Regni Nostri Primo.

"Bisse & Bray."

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

L. Monson introduced:

Also, Sir John Monson Baronet, Knight of the Bath, being, by Letters Patent, dat. 28o Die Maii, circa Horam Decimam ante Meridiem, Anno Regni Georgit Regis Secundi Primo, created Baron Monson of Burton, in the County of Lincoln, was, in his Robes, introduced, between the Lord Cornwallis and the Lord Lynnc, also in their Robes; the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King of Arms, the Deputy Earl Marshal, and the Lord Great Chamberlain of England, preceding.

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

His Writ of Summons was also read, as follows:

His Writ of Summons.

"Georgius Secundus, Dei Gratia, Magn. Britann. Franc. & Hib'niæ Rex, Fidei Defensor, &c. Dilecto & Fideli Nostro Joh'i Monson, Chevalier, Salutem: Cum nuper, de Avisamento & Assensu Concilii Nostri, pro quibusdam arduis & urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum & Defensionem Regni Nostri Magnæ Britanniæ & Ecclesiæ concernentibus, præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. Vicesimo Octavo Die Novembris, Anno Regni Nostri Primo, teneri ordinaverimus; & ibidem, cum Prælatis, Magnatibus, & Proceribus dicti Regni Nostri, Colloquium habere & Tractatum; quod quidem Parliamentum Nostrum abinde, per separal. Prorogationes & Adjournationes, usque ad & in Octavum Diem Augusti jam prox. sequen. prorogatum & adjournatum suerat, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. præd. ibidem tunc tenendum & prosequendum; vobis, sub Fide & Ligeantia quibus Nobis tenemini, firmiter injungendo mandamus, quod, consideratis dictorum Negotiorum Arduitate & Pericuirs imminentibus, cessante Excusatione quacunque, dictis Die & Loco personaliter intersitis, Nobiscum, ac cum Prælatis, Magnatibus, & Proceribus prædict. super dictis Negotiis, tractatur. vestrumque Consilium impensur.; & hoc sicut Nos & Honorom Nostrum, ac Salvationem & Defensionem Regni & Ecclesiæ prædict. Expeditionemque dictorum Negotiorum diligitis, nullatenus omittatis.

"Teste Meipso, apud Westm. Tricesimo Die Maii, Anno Regni Nostri Primo.

"Bisse & Bray."

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

L. Malton introduced:

Likewise, Sir Thomas Wentworth Knight of the Bath, being, by Letters Patent, dat. 28o Die Maii, circa Horam Undecimam ante Meridiem, Anno Regni Georgii Regis Secundi Primo, created Baron of Malton, in the County of York, was, in his Robes, introduced, between the Lord Howard of Effingham and the Lord Onslow, also in their Robes; the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King of Arms, the Deputy Earl Marshal, and the Lord Great Chamberlain of England, preceding.

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

His Writ of Summons was also read, as follows:

His Writ of Summons.

"Georgius Secundus, Dei Gratia, Magn. Britann. Franc. & Hib'niæ Rex, Fidei Defensor, &c. Dilecto & Fideli Nostro Thomæ Wentworth, Chevalier, Salutem: Cum nuper, de Avisamento & Assensu Concilii Nostri, pro quibusdam arduis & urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum & Defensionem Regni Nostri Magn. Britann. & Ecclesiæ concernentibus, præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. Vicesimo Octavo Die Novembris, Anno Regni Nostri Primo, teneri ordinaverimus; & ibidem, cum Prælatis, Magnatibus, & Proceribus dicti Regni Nostri, Colloquium habere & Tractatum; quod quidem Parliamentum Nostrum abinde, per separal. Prorogationes & Adjournationes usque ad & in Octavum Diem Augusti jam prox. sequen. prorogatum & adjournatum fuerat, apud Civitatem Nostram prædict. ibidem tunc tenendum & prosequendum; vobis, sub Fide & Ligeantia quibus Nobis tenemini, firmiter injungendo mandamus, quod, consideratis dictorum Negotiorum Arduitate & Periculis imminentibus, cessante Excusatione quacunque, dictis Die & Loco personaliter intersitis, Nobiscum, ac cum Prælatis, Magnatibus, & Proceribus prædict. super dictis Negotiis tractatur. vestrumque Consilium impensur.; & hoc sicut Nos & Honorem Nostrum, ac Salvationem & Defensionem Regni & Ecclesiæ prædict. Expeditionemque dictorum Negotiorum diligitis, nullatenus omittatis.

"Teste Meipso, apud Westm. Tricesimo Die Maii, Anno Regni Nostri Primo.

"Bisse & Bray."

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

King's Speech reported:

The Lord Chancellor reported His Majesty's Speech.

And the same being read, by the Clerk;

Order for an Address of Thanks.

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; and to congratulate Him upon the safe and happy Arrival of his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales: To thank His Majesty for His communicating to us the present Situation of Public Affairs; for the Concern His Majesty expresses for the Suspence in which they are yet held; and for His Declaration, according to the most ardent Desires of all His faithful Subjects, and in particular of this House, That it will be necessary to insist upon a speedy and certain Decision of them: To express the Sense of this House, of His Majesty's Regard for the Ease and Happiness of His People; and to assure His Majesty, that, if Justice and Satisfaction cannot be had by amicable Measures, this House will effectually support His Majesty in carrying on a necessary War: To express the Satisfaction this House has in the Union and mutual Fidelity of our Allies, and the Resentment we have against those who would either falsely suggest the contrary, or, by malicious Infinuations, mislead His Majesty's Subjects into unjust Opinions of their Conduct: To shew the Indignation of this House against those, who, by giving Hopes from hence of creating Discontents and Divisions among us, and of a Prospect of seeing Difficulties arise at Home, may have occasioned the present Delays in the Courts of Vienna and Madrid: To declare our Dependance on His Majesty's Constancy and Firmness; and our Resolution to convince the World, that nothing shall alter the Affection and Harmony that subsists between His Majesty and His Parliament."

The Lords following were appointed a Committee, to prepare an Address, pursuant to the foregoing Order; and to report to the House; (videlicet,)

Ds. Trevor, C. P. S.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Greenwich.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Sussex.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Hobart.

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 Committee went into the Prince's Lodgings, to draw the Address.

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Peterborow reported from the said Committee, "That they had prepared an Address, pursuant to the afore-mentioned Order," as follows; (videlicet,)

Address of Thanks on His Majesty's Speech.

"Most Gracious Sovereign,

"We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, beg Leave to offer the humble and hearty Thanks of this House, for Your Majesty's most Gracious Speech from the Throne: and to congratulate Your Majesty upon the safe Arrival of his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. This Happiness is owing to Your Majesty's Paternal Affection; and affords the highest and most peculiar Honour to this House, and a great Satisfaction to all good Subjects. The communicating to us the present Situation of Public Affairs, the giving all the Satisfaction concerning them we could reasonably desire, and the tender Concern Your Majesty is pleased to express for the Suspense in which the Affairs of Europe are still held, and the temporary Inconveniencies to us which of Necessity must attend it, are fresh Instances how much Your Majesty has at Heart the Welfare of Your Kingdoms.

"However doubtful the Event of the present Negotiations may prove, which Your Majesty has laboured with so much Prudence, in Concert with Your Allies, to bring to an honourable Conclusion; we must, with great Satisfaction, observe, that our present State of Uncertainty will soon be determined; Your Majesty having been pleased to declare your Opinion, in Concurrence with the most ardent Desires of all Your faithful Subjects, that it is necessary to insist upon a speedy and certain Decision of this important Transaction. This is a Measure now become essential to the Interest of our Country; and will convince all those who have promoted these Delays, or have had the high Presumption to impute them to Your Majesty's Conduct, that the Sceptre of Great Britain is in the Hands of a Prince as little capable of being amused as intimidated.

"We are fully sensible that a generous and compassionate Regard for the Ease and Happiness of Your Subjects, could alone have prevailed upon Your Majesty to be hitherto patient under these dilatory Proceedings; for, if this undetermined State has been detrimental to the Interests of Your Kingdoms, and if it has laid any Burthen on Your People, it must necessarily have raised a high Resentment in Your Majesty, the Guardian and Father of them.

"But if, contrary to Your Majesty's Wishes and our own, that Justice and Satisfaction, so long delayed, cannot be obtained by amicable Measures; if the Patience of Your Majesty and Your Allies should be abused, and if the only Way to Peace should be by an Appeal to Heaven in a just and necessary War; we shall, with the greatest Chearfulness and Zeal, support Your Majesty in the Prosecution of it, and enable You to carry it on with Vigour, in Conjunction with Your Allies. We have this Comfort, if a War unavoidably must happen, that it will be kindled at a Time when the Reputation of the Arms of Great Britain cannot suffer any Diminution.

"The Alliance in which Your Majesty is engaged, being founded upon common Interest, and strengthened with repeated Marks of mutual Fidelity, will we hope, effectually defeat the wicked Designs of Your Enemies; who, by false and malicious Infinuations, would either create Diffidence among the Powers so united, or mislead Your own Subjects into unjust Opinions of the Conduct of Your Majesty's Allies.

"It appears evident to us, that nothing could more encourage the Courts of Vienna and Madrid, in their present Delays, than if Hopes have been given from hence of creating Discontents and Divisions among us, and of a Prospect of seeing Difficulties arise at Home: But, whatever have been the various and secret Machinations of some few, who, through Envy or Ambition, may have debased themselves so far as to act in Concert with the meanest and most treacherous Disturbers of the State; we hope, that, by their continual Disappointments in their pernicious and unnatural Designs, they will themselves despair of being able to bring Distress upon their Country; even though they should, by Artifice and the Lenity of the Constitution, almost daily abused, escape the infamous Punishment due by the Laws of the Land to such Crimes. We entirely depend upon Your Majesty's Constancy and Steadiness (Virtues ever inseparable from a great Mind), that no wicked and groundless Suggestions or Insinuations will alter Your present Purposes, or induce Your Majesty to give Ear to fluctuating Councils; and we shall endeavour to convince the World, that no artful Designs or Intrigues shall change that Affection and Harmony which has been, and we are confident ever will subsist, between Your Majesty and Your Parliament."

Which Address, being read by the Clerk entire, and afterwards Paragraph by Paragraph, was agreed to.

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

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

Prince of Wales to be congratulated on his Arrival.

Ordered, That a Message be sent from this House to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, to congratulate him upon his safe and happy Arrival in this Kingdom:

And that the Lord Privy Seal and Lord Steward of His Majesty's Household do carry the said Message.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 22o Januarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Litch & Cov.
2. Epus. Eliens.
1. Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Ds. Trevor, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Warwick & Holland.
Comes Clarendon & Rochester.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount St. John.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Willougbby Br.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Wilmington.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Malton.

PRAYERS.

Brown versus L. Athenry & al.

This Day the Answer of Francis Lord Baron of Athenry, in the Kingdom of Ireland, and Dennis Daly Esquire, to the Appeal of Issidor Browne Gentleman:

Howse versus Browne & Ux.

As also, the Answer of Thomas Browne Merchant and Elizabeth Anne his Wife, late Widow and Relict of John Stamp, to the Appeal of Frances Howse Spinster and Grace Packer Widow, and Administratrixes of John Howse deceased;

Were brought in.

His Majesty to be attended with 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."

Archbp. of Armagh and Whaley against The King, in Error.

The Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, in the usual Manner, brought up a Writ of Error; wherein

Hugh Lord Archbishop of Ardmagh, Primate and Metropolitan of all Ireland, and Nathaniel Whaley Clerk, are Plaintiffs;

against

The King's most Excellent Majesty, Defendant.

Days for hearing Causes.

Ordered, That Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, be appointed Days for hearing Causes.

Committee of 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. King, Cancellarius.
Ds. Trevor, C. P. S.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Essex.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Grantham.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Graham.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Arch. Cant.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Bath & Well.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Wilmington.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Malton.

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.

Commitee 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. Trevor, C.P.S.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Pomfret.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Falmouth.
Epus. London.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Wilmington.
Ds. Hobart.

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

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 Five 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.

Parliament office, and Chapter-house Records.

Lords Committees appointed, to inspect The Parliament-office, with respect to the Repairs thereof, and the Condition of the Records, Papers, and Writings, there deposited and kept; and likewise to view The Chapter-house, adjoining to Westminster Abbey; which was, in Pursuance of an Address of this House to His late Majesty the 22d of May, 1725, directed to be fitted up for the Reception and Keeping of divers Records then lying in great Disorder.

Ds. Trevor, C.P.S.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Greenwich.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Pomfret.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Falmouth.
Epus. London.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Wilmington.
Ds. Hobart.

Their Lordships, or any Three of them; to meet when, where, and as often as, they please; and to have Power to send for the Officers of His Majesty's Works.

Gardiner versus Griffith.

Upon reading the Petition of John Griffith Clerk, Respondent to the Appeal of William Gardiner Clerk; praying, "That a short Day may be appointed, for hearing the said Cause; and, in regard to the Appellant's Inability to pay Costs, that he may find sufficient Sureties to answer, such as this House shall appoint, in case the Decree appealed from shall be affirmed:"

It is Ordered; That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Friday the One and Thirtieth Day of this Instant January, at Eleven a Clock.

Crewe versus Acton.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein John Crewe Esquire is Appellant, and Samuel Acton Gentleman Respondent:"

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

Pocklington & Ux. versus Sir C. Domville.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Christopher Pocklington Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife; complaining of a Decretal Order of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, made the Eighth Day of May 1727, upon rehearing certain Causes, wherein the Appellants and others were Plaintiffs, and Sir Compton Domville Baronet was Defendant, & è contra; and praying, "That the same may be altered, set aside, and reversed; and the Appellants relieved:"

It is Ordered, That the said Sir Compton Domville may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and he is hereby required to put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the Twenty-sixth Day of February next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 24o Januarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Bath & Well.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Ds. Trevor, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Wilmington.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Malton.

PRAYERS.

King's Answer to Address reported:

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

"My Lords,

"I thank you for this dutiful and loyal Address: So seasonable an Instance of your Confidence in Me, cannot fail of producing very good Effects both at Home and Abroad. You may depend upon My constant Endeavours to promote the Ease and Prosperity of My People; which is the best Return I can make, for your Zeal and Affection."

Address and Answer to be printed.

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

Prince's Answer to Congratulatory Message.

The Lord Privy Seal reported, "That himself and the Lord Steward of His Majesty's Household had (according to Order) waited on his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, to congratulate him on his safe and happy Arrival in this Kingdom; and that his Royal Highness was pleased to say,

"I am much obliged to the House of Lords for this kind Message; and I return them my Thanks for it."

Bp. Chichester to preach 30th Inst.

Ordered, That the Lord Bishop of Chichester be, and he is hereby, desired to preach before this House, in the Abbey Church, Westminster, on Thursday next, the Thirtieth Day of this Instant January.

Pauncefort's Agent to attend, on account of the Respondent's not answering.

Upon reading the Petition of Jane Mead Widow, One of the Respondents to the Appeal of Robert Pauncefort Esquire and Robert Georges Gentleman; praying, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the said Cause; and that the Appellants may, in the mean Time, be at Liberty (if they think proper) to compel the other Respondents to put in their Answers:"

It is Ordered, That the Appellants, or their Agent, do attend this House on Monday next, to give an Account why no Endeavours have been used to compel the Respondents to answer; and that Notice be forthwith given of this Order for that Purpose.

Brome & Ux. versus Berkeley & Ux.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Brome Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife; complaining of a Decree, or Order of Dismission, of the Court of Chancery, made the Thirteenth of November last, in a Cause wherein the Appellants were Plaintiffs, and Henry Berkeley, George Berkeley, and Harry Cole, Esquires, were Defendants; and praying, "That the same may be reversed; and the Reversion and Inheritance of the Manor, Rectory, Lands, and Premises, expectant on the Death of the Appellant Elizabeth's Mother, the Jointress, decreed to be forthwith sold to the best Bidder, and the Monies arising by the Sale thereof applied to pay the Appellants the Portion of Two Thousand Five Hundred Pounds, with Interest for the same from the Time of the Appellant Elizabeth's attaining to her Age of Twenty-one Years; together with the Appellants Costs of Suit:"

It is Ordered, That the said Henry Berkeley, George Berkeley, and Harry Cole, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and they are hereby required to put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the Seventh Day of February next.

Goostrey versus Slaughter.

Upon reading the Petition of Chambers Slaughter Gentleman, Respondent to the Appeal of William Goostrey Gentleman; praying, "That the Appeal and Proceedings thereupon may stand revived; and that a short Day may be appointed, for hearing thereof:"

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

Isaac to revive his Father's Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition of Jane Meredith and Henry Earl of Mount Alexander, Respondents to the Appeal of Simon Isaac Esquire; setting forth, "That, by Order of this House of the Third of May last, upon Occasion of the Death of the said Simon Isaac, John Isaac his Son was required to revive the said Appeal in Five Weeks, which he has neglected to do;" and praying, "That the said John Isaac may be required, by a short Day, to cause the said Appeal to be revived, or that the same may be dismissed; and that the Petitioners may be at Liberty to proceed on the Decree complained of, to enforce an Execution thereof:"

And thereupon an Affidavit, made by Edmond Childs of Cumber, in the County of Down, Yeoman, of the due Service of the said Order, being read:

It is Ordered, That the said John Isaac do cause the said Appeal to be revived in a Fortnight; or other wise the same to stand dismissed this House; and the Petitioners to be at Liberty to proceed on the said Decree, to enforce an Execution thereof, according to the Prayer of the said Petition; and that Service of this Order upon the Solicitor for the late Appellant in Town be deemed good Service.

Boval versus Theobalds.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Frances Boval, Widow and Administratrix of the Goods and Chattels, Rights and Credits, of William Rushley deceased, unadministered by Rebecca Duffay deceased, his late Administratrix, and also only surviving Executrix of the last Will and Testament of the said Rebecca Duffay; complaining of certain Orders, or Decrees, of the Court of Chancery, made the Twenty-ninth of October 1709, and Seventeenth of November 1724, in a Cause wherein the said Rebecca was Plaintiff, and Peter Theobald and John Theobald were Defendants; and in another Cause, wherein the said Peter Theobald and Anne Theobald, Administratrix of the said John Theobald, were Plaintiffs, and the said Rebecca was Defendant; and praying, "That the same may be reversed; and that a Decree made by the Master of the Rolls, the Fourth of June 1709, may be affirmed:"

It is Ordered, That Peter Theobald and Joseph Theobald may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and they are hereby required to put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the Seventh Day of February next.

Stewart to enter into a Recognizance for Pocklington.

The House being moved, "That John Steuart Esquire may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Christopher Pocklington Esquire, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he residing in Ireland:"

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 27o Januarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Bath & Well.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Ds. Trevor, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Warwick & Holland.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Pomfret.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Cobham.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Wilmington.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Malton.

PRAYERS.

Braine versus Knight et al.

The several Answer of Richard Knight Senior Esquire, One of the Respondents to the Appeal of William Braine and Elizabeth his Wife, and Henry Mytton:

As also, the joint and several Answer of William Deakin and Susan his Wife, Mercy Kinersley, Robert Wilcox and Rachel his Wife, Five of the Respondents to the abovementioned Appeal;

Were brought in.

E. of Plimouth takes his Seat.

This Day Other Earl of Plimouth sat first in Parliament, after the Death of his Father Other Earl of Plimouth; his Lordship having first, at the Table, taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

E. Tankerville versus Grey et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Charles Earl of Tankerville, Son and Heir at Law of Charles late Earl of Tankerville and Mary his Wife, who was the Daughter and Heir at Law of Ford Earl of Tankerville, and Heir at Law of William late Lord Grey; complaining of Part of a Decree of the Court of Chancery, the 17th of December 1711, made on the Behalf of Henry Grey Esquire, Henry Grey of Howick, John Grey, and Richard Nevill Aldsworth; and praying, "That so much of the said Decree, as relates to the Dismission of the Bill as to Uppark, and the discharging the Debt thereupon, may be reversed; and that the Mortgage on Uppark may be paid off, with Interest and Costs, out of the Lord Grey's Estate; and that this House would decree an Execution of the Trust created by the Will of the said Ralph Lord Grey for that Purpose:"

It is Ordered, That the said Henry Grey, Henry Grey, John Grey, and Richard Nevill Aldsworth, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and they are hereby required to put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the Tenth Day of February next.

Abell and Border versus Dene.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Philip Abell Senior, of Newton Abott, in the County of Devon, Yeoman, and Christopher Border, of the same, Butcher; complaining of Two Decrees of the Court of Chancery, One of the Seventh of February in the First Year of His late Majesty's Reign, and the other of the Third of July last, made on the Behalf of Humphrey Dene Esquire; and praying to have a full Hearing; and that the said Decree of the Third of July last may be reversed:

It is Ordered, That the said Humphrey Dene may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and he is hereby required to put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the Tenth Day of February next.

No Petition for a Private Bill to come in after next Month.

Ordered, That no Petition for Leave to bring in a Private Bill, shall, during this Session of Parliament, be presented to this House after the last Day of February next; and that this Order be affixed on the Doors of this House and Westminster Hall, to the End all Persons therein concerned may the better take Notice of the same.

Petitions for Private Bills to be presented in a Month.

Ordered, That, in all future Sessions of Parliament, no Petition, for Leave to bring in a Private Bill, shall be presented to this House, unless the same be so presented within One Month, to be accounted from and after the First Day of every Session, or Meeting of Parliament.

And it being moved, "That the same be made a Standing Order:"

It is Ordered, That, on Thursday next come Sevennight, this House will take the said Motion into Consideration; and the Lords to be summoned.

Howse versus Browne et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Frances Howse Spinster and Grace Packer Widow are Appellants, and Thomas Browne Merchant and Elizabeth Anne his Wife, late Widow and Relict of John Stamp, are Respondents:"

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

Heron versus Heron et al.

The like Motion and Order, for hearing the Cause wherein George Heron is Appellant, and George Heron, an Insant, by Fenwick Downes his Guardian and others, are Respondents, on Friday the Seventh Day of February next.

Moodie versus Stewart.

The House being moved, "That Friday the One and Twentieth Day of February next may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Elizabeth Moodie is Appellant, and John Stewart Respondent:"

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

Packer versus Ld. Stawell & al. et è contra.

The House being moved, "That Wednesday the Fifth Day of March next may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Winchcomb Howard Packer Esquire is Appellant, and William Lord Stawell and others are Respondents; and that the Cross Appeal, brought by the Respondents against the said Appellant, may be heard at the same Time:"

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

Pauncefort versus Mead.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Blythman, Agent for Robert Pauncefort Esquire and Robert Georges Gentleman, attended, pursuant to the Order of this House on Friday last:"

He was called in; as was also Mr. Hamilton, Agent for Jane Mead Widow, One of the Respondents to the Appeal of the said Pauncefort and Georges.

And the said Agents acquainting the House, "They were desirous to proceed to an Hearing of the said Appeal, as the Matters relating thereunto now are, so soon as their Lordships should please to appoint; the Respondent, who has already answered, being the only Person concerned in Interest:"

And the said Agents being withdrawn:

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

Bill for Relief of Debtors, concerning the Imprisonment of their Persons; Judges to attend concerning it.

Ordered, That the Judges, or some of them, do attend this House on Saturday next, to give an Account what they have done, in Pursuance of the Order of this House, the Twenty-fourth of May last, directing them to prepare Heads for a Bill for the Relief of Debtors, as to the Imprisonment of their Persons.

Standing Orders to be read.

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

Merchants of Almaine versus Sir Jacob Jacobsen &c.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein the Merchants of Almaine are Appellants, and Sir Jacob Jacobsen Knight and Theodore Jacobsen Merchants are Respondents:"

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

Danson versus Trott et al. New Parties to answer.

Upon reading the Petition of Mary Danson Widow; setting forth, "That the Petitioner hath, pursuant to the Order of this House of the Twenty-seventh of May last, amended her Appeal, by inserting certain subsequent Orders, since the last Order appealed from; and making the Purchasers, Hugh Watson Gentleman, James Bertie, and Henry Bertie Esquire, under the Respondents Nicholas Trott and his Wife, and Elizabeth Moor, Parties to the same;" and praying, That the said Respondents and Purchasers may be ordered to put in their Answers to the said amended Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Respondents and Purchasers may have a Copy of the said amended Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the Tenth Day of February next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 29o Januarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Bath & Well.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Ds. Trevor, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Warwick & Holland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Graham.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Wilmington.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Malton.

PRAYERS.

Ly. Fauconberg's Privilege; Gaven's Petition referred to Committee for Privileges.

A Petition of Luke Gaven, of the City of Chester, Merchant, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, "That he was, the last Session of Parliament, ordered to be taken into Custody, by the Serjeant at Arms, on the Complaint made by the Lady Viscountess Dowager Fauconberg, of her being arrested, at the Suit of the Petitioner; denying he gave any Direction for arresting the said Lady Fauconberg, or consented thereto; and praying the Consideration of the House in this Matter, and Relief therein:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges; and that their Lordships do meet, to take the said Petition into Consideration, on Monday next.

Ordered, That the Petitioner do forthwith give Notice to the said Viscountess Dowager Fauconberg, of the Reference of his Petition to the said Committee.

Richards and Robertson to be re-attached.

A Petition of Thomas Richards and George Robertson, Bailiffs in the Sheriff's Court in Chester, was presented to the House, and read; expressing their Ignorance of the Viscountess Dowager Fauconberg's being a Peeress of this Realm when they arrested her; and humbly asking Pardon for the same, and praying Forgiveness:

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be re-attached, by the Serjeant at Arms attending this House.

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

Murray versus Erskine.

The House being moved, "That Friday the Fourteenth Day of March next may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein James Murray Merchant in Leith is Appellant, and David Erskine and others are Respondents:"

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

Rodd's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Lucy Rodd, Widow and Administratrix to Bampfyld Rodd Esquire, deceased, John Ivie Esquire and Lucy his Wife, Mary Sophia Rodd, and Elizabeth, Gratiana, and Juliana Rodd, Infants, by the said Lucy Rodd their Mother and Guardian, who are the Five Daughters and Heirs of the said Bampfyld Rodd deceased; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for Sale of several Messuages and Lands in Stoke Cannon, in the County of Devon, for Payment of Debts; 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 Reynolds and Mr. Justice Probyn; 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.

Standing Orders read.

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

Done versus Weldon and Polhill.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Thomas Done Esquire; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery, made the Seventeenth of November 1727, in a Cause wherein the Appellant was Plaintiff, and Walker Weldon and David Polhill Esquires were Defendants; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, and the Appellant relieved:"

It is Ordered, That the said Walker Weldon and David Polhill may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and they are hereby required to put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the Twelfth Day of February next.

Braine et al. versus Deakin et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein William Braine and Elizabeth his Wife, and Henry Mytton Esquire, are Appellants, and William Deakin and Susanna his Wife, and others, are Respondents:"

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

Power et al. peremptorily to answer to Nugent's Appeal.

The House being informed, "That Robert Power and Mary his Wife, Edmund Mandeville and Ellen his Wife, who, by Order of the Twenty-fifth of May last, were required to put in their Answer or respective Answers to the Appeal of Augustine Nugent Esquire on or before the First Day of this Session of Parliament, have neglected putting in their Answers thereunto, though duly served with the said Order for that Purpose:"

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

And being withdrawn:

It is Ordered, That the said Respondents do peremptorily put in their Answer or respective Answers to the said Appeal in a Week.

Eyre versus Daly.

The House being moved, on the Behalf of John Eyre Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Laughlin Daly is Respondent, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the said Cause, which was set down to be heard ex Parte the last Session of Parliament:"

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

Judges to attend, concerning Debtors Relief Bill.

Ordered, That the Attendance of the Judges, or some of them, on Saturday next, to give an Account what they have done, pursuant to the Order last Session, directing them to prepare Heads for a Bill for Relief of Debtors, as to the Imprisonment of their Persons, be put off to Tuesday next; and the Lords to be summoned, with Notice of the Occasion; and the Cause that Day adjourned to Wednesday next; and the other Causes removed One Day in Course.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, tricesimum diem instantis Januarii, hora decima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 30o Januarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bath & Well.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Cestriens.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Comes Strafford.

PRAYERS.

The Lords being met, in order to proceed to the Abbey Church, Westminster, to solemnize this Day, being, by Act of Parliament, appointed to be observed as a Day of Fasting and Humiliation, for the Martyrdom of King Charles the First;

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 31o Januarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Bath & Well.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Ds. Trevor, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Graham.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Percy.
2. Ds. Cornwallis.
1. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Wilmington.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Malton.

PRAYERS.

Crewe versus Acton.

Whereas Monday next is appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein John Crewe Esquire is Appellant, and Samuel Acton Gentleman Respondent:

Causes put off.

It is Ordered, That the Hearing the said Cause be adjourned to Wednesday next; and the other Causes removed One Day in Course.

Thanks to Bishop of Chichester, for his Sermon.

Ordered, That the Thanks of this House be, and are hereby, given to the Lord Bishop of Chichester, for the Sermon by him preached before this House Yesterday, in the Abbey Church, Westminster; and he is hereby desired to cause the same to be forthwith printed and published.

Gardiner versus Cooke and Griffith:

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of William Gardiner Clerk; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery, made the Twenty-eighth of January 1726, in a Cause wherein the Appellant was Plaintiff, and James Cooke, Edward Griffith since deceased, and John Griffith, were Defendants; and praying, "That the said Decree may be altered, and the Appellant relieved:" As also upon the Answers of the said James Cooke and John Griffith Clerks put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Decree affirmed.

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

Sharpe et Ux. versus Ward.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Sharpe Esquire and Margaret his Wife; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Exchequer, made the Twenty-fourth Day of February 1723, in a Cause wherein George Ward was Plaintiff, and the Appellants were Defendants; and praying, "That the same may be reversed and varied in several Particulars:"

It is Ordered, That the said George Ward may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and he is hereby required to put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the Fourteenth Day of February next.

Duncan versus Ure.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Charles Duncan, Deacon of the Goldsmiths of Edinburgh; complaining of several Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the Twenty-fourth of December last, and the Seventeenth and Twenty-second Days of this Instant January, made on the Behalf of Archibald Ure; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:"

It is Ordered, That the said Archibald Ure may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and he is hereby required to put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the Twenty-eighth Day of February next.

Widow Pyke to amend her late Husband's Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition of Elizabeth Pyke, Widow and Administratrix of Thomas Pyke Gentleman, deceased; praying Liberty, so far only to amend the Appeal of the said Thomas Pyke, as that the Petitioner may be made Appellant, and her Son Thomas Pyke may be made a Respondent:

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to amend the said Appeal, as desired; and that the said Thomas Pyke her Son may have a Copy thereof; and he is hereby required to put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the Fourteenth Day of February next.

Archbp. Armagh and Whaley against the King:

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for arguing the Errors assigned upon a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Hugh Lord Archbishop of Ardmagh and Nathaniel Whaley Clerk are Plaintiffs, and the King's Most Excellent Majesty is Defendant:"

Errors to be argued.

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Errors argued, by Counsel on both Sides, at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Earl of Grandison's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Earl of Grandison, of the Kingdom of Ireland; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to settle certain Estates, in the Petition mentioned, to the Uses in an Indenture in the Petition expressed:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Justice Fortescue Aland; with the usual Directions, according to the Standing Orders.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, tertium diem Februarii jam proxim. sequent. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.