House of Lords Journal Volume 23
May 1730

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 23: May 1730', Journal of the House of Lords volume 23: 1727-1731 (1767-1830), pp. 557-581. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113961 Date accessed: 02 October 2014.


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May 1729

DIE Veneris, 1o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Bath & Well.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Asaphens.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Ds. Trevor, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Kent.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick & Holland.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Gainsborough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford & Comes Mortimer.
Comes Sussex.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Wilmington.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Lovell.

PRAYERS.

Earl of Warrington versus Hodgson.

The Answer of William Hodgson Gentleman, to the Appeal of George Earl of Warrington, was brought in.

Duke of Portland takes his Seat.

This Day William Duke of Portland sat first in Parliament, after the Death of his Father Henry Duke of Portland; his Grace 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.

Lightermen & al. Petition referred to Committee on the Bill relating to the Coal Trade.

Upon reading the Petition of several Watermen and Lightermen, employed in carrying Coals and other Goods on the River Thames; praying, "That they may be heard, by themselves or Counsel, before the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of the Coal Trade," do pass; and that an Order may be granted, for Witnesses to attend:"

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Committee of the whole House to whom the said Bill stands committed; and that the Petitioners may be heard, as desired, and an Order granted for Witnesses; and that Counsel may be heard for the Bill at the same Time.

And in regard this Dayw as appointed, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the said Bill:

It is Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee thereupon on Tuesday next.

Bloomsbury Church, Maintenance of a Minister, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for providing a Maintenance for the Minister of the new Church near Bloomsbury Market, in the County of Middlesex; and for making more effectual an Act passed in the Fourth Year of His late Majesty's Reign, for empowering the Commissioners for building the Fifty new Churches to direct the Parish Church of St. Giles in the Fields to be rebuilt, instead of One of the said Fifty new Churches."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Masham and Mr. Tothill:

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

Salt Duties for taking off, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for taking off certain Duties on Salt, and for making good any Deficiencies in the Funds that may happen thereby; and for charging the Reduced Annuity payable to the East India Company on the Aggregate Fund; and for Relief of Mathew Lyon, Executor of Mathew Page deceased, in respect of the Duty for Salt lost by the overflowing of the River Mercy in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred Twenty-four."

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

Accompt of Salt Revenue to be laid before the House.

Ordered, That the Commissioners of the Salt Duties do lay before this House, an Accompt of the Net Produce of that Revenue, at a Medium, for Three Years last past; and also the Charges of Management.

East India Company, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for reducing the Annuity, or Fund, of the United East India Company; and for ascertaining their Right of Trade to The East Indies, and the Continuance of their Corporation for that Purpose, upon the Terms 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 said Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Squire's Recognizance to be estreated into the Court of Exchequer.

This Day being appointed, for Arthur Squier Gentleman to be brought to the Bar, by the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod:

He was brought accordingly.

And the Petition of John Baker Dowell Esquire, presented to their Lordships Yesterday, in relation to the said Squier's Non-payment of the Costs awarded on hearing his Appeal, was again read.

And the said Squier was heard thereupon: As was likewise Mr. Sanderson, the Petitioner's Agent, who attended for that Purpose.

And being withdrawn:

It is Ordered, That the Recognizance entered into by the said Arthur Squier to His late Majesty, in the Sum of One Hundred Pounds, for Payment of such Costs as this House should appoint, in case the Decree from which he appealed should be affirmed, be estreated into His Majesty's Court of Exchequer, for the Benefit of the said John Baker Dowell.

Juries, for better regulating, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee, to consider further of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of Juries."

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

And the Lord Delawarr reported from the said Committee, "That they had made some further Progress; and desired another Time may be appointed, for the House to be in a Committee, to consider further of the said Bill."

Ordered, That on Monday next this House shall be put into a Committee, to proceed further in the said Bill.

Ward & al. versus Calloway and Miniet:

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Thomas Ward, Charles Grunsel, and Jasper Stocker, Trustees for The Sun Fire Office of Insurance; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery, made the Eighth Day of February 1728, in a Cause wherein William Calloway and Norton Groves Baker were Plaintiffs; and the Appellants and George Miniet were Defendants; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, and the Appellants relieved:" As also upon the Answer of the said William Calloway and George Miniet 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 Decree therein complained of be, and is hereby, affirmed.

Prat versus Hopkins & al. Whitehead to attend, with a Record.

Ordered, That Mr. James Whitehead, an Officer under the Remembrancer of the Court of Exchequer; do attend the hearing the Cause wherein John Prat Esquire is Appellant, and William Hopkins and others are Respondents, appointed for To-morrow, with the Record in his Custody, which was read at the Hearing below.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Sabbati, 2o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Fredericus Princeps Walliæ.

Epus. London.
Epus. Bath & Well.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Landav.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Ds. Trevor, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Devon.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Greenwich.
Comes Pembroke & Montgomery.
Comes Leicesier.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Gainsborough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Stair.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Pomfret.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Wilmington.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.

PRAYERS.

East India Company Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for reducing the Annuity or Fund of the United East India Company; and for ascertaining their Right of Trade to The East Indies, and the Continuance of their Corporation for that Purpose, upon the Terms therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Court of Session, Scotland, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Judges of the Court of Session in Scotland to make an Adjournment of the said Court; and for limiting the Time for the Execution of Sentences importing Corporal Punishments, in that Part of the Kingdom."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, with One Amendment, whereunto their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

River Kennet navigable, Bill.

The Lord Delawarr reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making the Acts of the First and Seventh Years of His late Majesty's Reign, for making the River Kennet navigable, from Reading to Newbury, in the County of Berks, more effectual," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and gone through the same; and directed him to report the Bill to the House, without any Amendment."

Bristol Brokers, Bill.

The Lord Delawarr reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Admission and Regulation of Brokers within the City of Bristol, was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and gone through the same, and made One Amendment thereunto."

Which, being read Twice by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House, and is as follows; (videlicet,)

"Press 4. Line 36. After ["Produce"], insert ["if required"]."

Bridgewater Roads to repair, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing several Roads leading into the Town of Bridgewater, in the County of Somerset."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Stump Cross and Cambridge Roads to repair, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act made in the Tenth Year of His late Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads leading from Stump Cross, in the Parish. of Chesterford, in the County of Essex, to Newmarket Heath, and the Town of Cambridge, in the County of Cambridge;" and also an Act made in the Eleventh Year of His said late Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for repairing Part of the Road from London to Cambridge, beginning at the End of the Parish of Foulmire, in the said County, next to Barley, in the County of Hertford, and ending at the Pavement in Trumpington Street, in the Town of Cambridge;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

The Painted Chamber in a ruinous Condition:

Notice was taken to the House, "That the Painted Chamber is in such a decayed and ruinous Condition, and the Wall thereof, adjoining to the Yard belonging to Cotton House, so rotten, that the same, in all Appearance, is every Day in Danger of falling."

Committee to view it:

The Lords following were appointed a Committee, to inspect the Condition of the Painted Chamber; and to report to the House; (videlicet,)

Ld. Chancellor.
L. Privy Seal.
D. Devonshire.
L. Great Chamberlain.
D. Greenwich.
E. Northampton.
E. Westmorland.
E. Thanet.
E. Litchfield.
E. Warrington.
E. Jersey.
E. Findlater.
E. Orkney.
E. Marchmont.
E. Ilay.
E. Oxford.
E. Pomfret.
Vis. Say & Seale.
Vis. Lonsdale.
Vis. Falmouth.
L. B. London.
L. B. Oxon.
L. B. Norwich.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. Hereford.
L. B. Landaff.
L. Delawarr.
L. Fitzwalter.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Craven.
L. Haversham.
L. Gower.
L. Montjoy.
L. Cadogan.
L. Ducie.
L. Wilmington.
L. Hobart.
L. Monson.

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 they please.

Officers of Works to attend Committee.

Ordered, That the Officers of His Majesty's Works do attend the said Committee.

Prat versus Hopkins & al.:

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of John Prat Esquire; complaining of an Order of Dismission of the Appellant's Bill, made by the Court of Exchequer, the Fourteenth of November 1728, in a Cause wherein William Hopkins, Benjamin Midford, Henry Talbot, and Joseph Farmer, were Defendants; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, and the Appellant's Bill retained in the said Court; and the Matters thereby prayed decreed to the said Appellant:" As also upon the Answer of the said William Hopkins, Benjamin Midford, Henry Talbot, and Joseph Farmer, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Order affirmed, with Costs.

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

Raising Money by Exchequer Bills, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising Five Hundred and Fifty Thousand Pounds, by Exchequer Bills, towards the Supply granted to His Majesty; and for the further Application of the Produce of the Sinking Fund; for applying the Arrears of former Land Taxes; for appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for giving Relief with respect to an Over-payment to the Land Tax, for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred Twentyone, by the Receiver General for the County of Salop;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 4o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bath & Well.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Landavens.
Ds. Trevor, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick & Holland.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Gainsborough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Macclesfield.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Wilmington.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench sat Speaker, by Virtue of a former Commission.

Arcedeckne & al. versus Arcedeckne.

The Answer of Nicholas Arcedeckne, by John Lawrence his Guardian, Jane Arcedeckne, Darcy Hamilton and John French Esquires, Executors of Redmond Arcedeckne deceased, to the Appeal of Mathias Arcedeckne and Mary his Wife, was brought in.

Accompt of the Produce of the Salt Duties delivered.

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

They were called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to the Order of Friday last,

"An Accompt of the Net Produce of the Salt Duties, at a Medium, for Three Years, ending at Lady Day 1730; and also the Charges of Management."

And then they withdrew.

And the Title of the said Accompt was read by the Clerk.

Ford's Petition to bring his Appeal to Hearing this Session, rejected.

Upon reading the Petition of William Foord Esquire; setting forth, "That the Estate in Question upon his Appeal is very considerable, of which the Respondent Eleanor Foord, by William Jolly her Guardian, is in Possession; and the Petitioner apprehends, the Money received by the said Jolly may be lost, unless the Cause be speedily determined;" and praying, "That a Day may be appointed, this present Session, for hearing the said Appeal:"

Whereupon the Petitioner was called in; and examined, upon Oath, touching the Allegations of the said Petition.

And being withdrawn:

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be rejected.

Bristol Brokers, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Admission and Regulation of Brokers, within the City of Bristol."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with an Amendment to it.

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

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, with One Amendment, whereunto their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

River Kennet navigable, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making the Acts of the First and Seventh Years of His late Majesty's Reign, for making the River Kennet navigable, from Reading to Newbury, in the County of Berks, more effectual."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Stump Cross and Cambridge Roads to repair, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act made in the Tenth Year of His late Majesty's Reign, intituled; "An Act for repairing the Roads leading from Stump Cross, in the Parish of Chesterford, in the County of Essex, to Newmarket Heath and the Town of Cambridge, in the County of Cambridge;" and also an Act made in the Eleventh Year of His said late Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for repairing Part of the Road from London to Cambridge, beginning at the End of the Parish of Foulmire, in the said County, next to Barley, in the County of Hertford, and ending at the Pavement in Trumpington Street, in the Town of Cambridge."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
L. Steward.
D. Rutland.
D. Manchester.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Cardigan.
E. Gainsborough.
E. Warrington.
E. Findlater.
E. Marchmont.
E. Ilay.
E. Macclesfield.
Vis. Say & Seale.
Vis. Townshend.
Vis. Lonsdale.
L. B. Bath & Wells.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. Hereford.
L. B. St. Asaph.
L. B. Landaff.
L. Delawarr.
L. Fitzwalter.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Carteret.
L. Weston.
L. Boyle.
L. Montjoy.
L. Onslow.
L. Walpole.
L. Wilmington.
L.Monson.

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.

Raising Money by Exchequer Bills, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising Five Hundred and Fifty Thousand Pounds, by Exchequer Bills, towards the Supply granted to His Majesty; and for the further Application of the Produce of the Sinking Fund; for applying the Arrears of former Land Taxes; for appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for giving Relief with respect to an Over-payment to the Land Tax for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred Twenty-one, by the Receiver General for the County of Salop."

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

Juries for better regulating, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee, to consider further of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of Juries."

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

And the Lord Delawarr reported from the said Committee, "That they had made some further Progress in the said Bill; and desire another Time may be appointed, for the House to be in a Committee again, to proceed further therein."

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee, to consider further of the said Bill, on Wednesday next; and that, in the mean Time, the Judges do frame One Oath, upon the Three Oaths to be taken by Under Sheriffs; and also, that the Judges do consider in what Manner the same may affect the Dominion of Wales.

Debtors Relief, Act to amend, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for Relief of Debtors, with respect to the Imprisonment of their Persons:"

It is Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee thereupon, on Thursday next.

Arcedeckne & Ux. versus Horan, et è contra:

Whereas this Day was appointed, for hearing the Causes wherein Mathias Arcedeckne and Mary his Wife are Appellants, and James Horan Gentleman and others are Respondents, et è contra:

Judges to attend.

It is Ordered, That the hearing the said Causes be adjourned till To-morrow, at Eleven a Clock; and that all the Judges do then attend; and that the other Causes be removed in Course.

Adjourn.

Robertus Raymond Miles, Capitalis Justiciarius de Banco Regis, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, quintum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 5o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Fredericus Princeps Walliæ.

Epus. London.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Bath & Well.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Landav.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Ds. Trevor, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Devon.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick & Holland.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Winchilsea & Nottingham.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Gainsborough.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Stair.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Wilmington.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Lovell.

PRAYERS.

Cardonnell and Lilly versus Brown, called L. Kenmare, & al.

The joint and several Answers of Valentine Brown Esquire, commonly called Lord Kenmare in the Kingdom of Ireland, William Weldon Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife, Edward Herbert Esquire and Frances his Wife (formerly Frances Brown), and Margaret Brown, Respondents to the Appeal of James Cardonnel Esquire, and Mary Lilly Widow and Administratrix of William Lilly, deceased; were brought in.

Disputes touching Decrees in Chancery, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to put an End to certain Disputes, touching Orders and Decrees made in the Court of Chancery;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Arcedeekne & Ux. versus Horan & al. & è contra.

Counsel (according to Order) were called in, to be heard, upon the Original Appeal of Mathias Arcedeckne and Mary his Wife, to which James Horan Gentleman and others are Respondents; as also upon the Cross Appeal of the said James Horan, to which the said Mathias Arcedeckne and his Wife are Respondents.

And the Counsel for the Original Appellants being heard accordingly:

They were all directed to withdraw.

And being withdrawn:

It is Ordered, That the further hearing the said Causes be adjourned till To-morrow, at Ten a Clock.

Accompts of Payments out of the Salt Duties to be laid before the House.

Ordered, That the Commissioners for the Duties on Salt do lay before this House, an Accompt of what has been paid respectively out of the said Duties, for Three Years last past, as a Bounty for the Encouragement of the Fishery.

Ordered, That the Commissioners of the Treasury do cause to be laid before this House, an Accompt of what has been paid out of the Duties on Salt, for Three Years last past, for making good the Equivalent payable to Scotland.

Salt Duties to take off, Bill.

Whereas To-morrow is appointed, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill for taking off certain Duties on Salt; and for making good any Deficiencies in the Funds that may happen thereby:

It is Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee thereupon, on Thursday next.

Coal Trade, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill for the better Regulation of the Coal Trade:

It is Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee thereupon, on Thursday next; and that Counsel be then heard, as well against as for the said Bill.

Raising Money by Exchequer Bills, Bill.

The other Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill for raising Five Hundred and Fifty Thousand Pounds, by Exchequer Bills, towards the Supply granted to His Majesty; and for the further Application of the Sinking Fund:

It is Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee thereupon, on Thursday next.

His Majesty's Consent to Lady Dudley's Bill, signified.

The Duke of Newcastle (by His Majesty's Command) acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, having been apprized of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Dame Elizabeth Dudley, relating to an Estate in the Kingdom of Ireland, forfeited to the Crown, during the Life of William Kennedy her great Uncle," was pleased to consent to the passing the same."

Messages from H. C. with a Bill; and to return Bristol Brokers Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Admission and Regulation of Brokers, within the City of Bristol;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and amending an Act for regulating the Price and Assize of Bread; for Relief of Bankrupts, whose Certificates were not allowed before the Expiration of a late Act; for the better preventing Frauds committed by Bankrupts; for enroling Proceedings on Commissions of Bankrupts; for allowing further Time for Enrolment of Deeds or Wills made by Papists; and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers and Lessees; and for making further Provision concerning Certificates relating to the Settlements of poor Persons, and the Charges of maintaining and removing certificated Persons;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 6o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Bath & Well.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Landav.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Cameranus Angl.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick & Holland.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Berks.
Comes Winchilsea & Nottingham.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Gainsborough.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Stair.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford & Co. Mortimer.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Wilmington.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.

PRAYERS.

Accompt of Salt Duties, towards Equivalent Scotland, delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Frecker attended, from the Treasury:"

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to their Lordships Order Yesterday,

"An Accompt of what has been paid out of the Salt Duties, for Three Years last past, for making good the Equivalent payable to Scotland."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title of the said Accompt was read, by the Clerk.

Arcedeckne & Ux. versus Horan & al. et è contra:

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Original Appeal of Mathias Arcedeckne and Mary Arcedeckne, alias Hanyn, his Wife; complaining of an Order, or Decree, of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, made the Fourth Day of December 1727, in a Cause wherein the Appellants were Plaintiffs, and James Horan Gentleman, Florence Callanane, William Burke, Redmond Arcedeckne, and others, were Defendants; and praying, "That the same may be reversed; and that an Order of the same Court, made the Eleventh of June 1724, may be confirmed:" As also upon the Cross Appeal of the said James Horan, complaining of both the said Orders, or Decrees, of the said Court of Exchequer; and praying, "That the same may be reversed; and that the Original and Supplemental Bills, exhibited by the said Mathias Arcedeckne and Mary his Wife, may be dismissed, with Costs:" And likewise upon the Answers put in to the said Appeals respectively; and due Consideration had of what was offered, by Counsel, at the Bar, in these Causes:

Decrees in Cross Appeal reversed, and Bills dismissed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Decrees complained of in the Cross Appeal of the said James Horan be, and are hereby, reversed; and that the said Original and Supplemental Bills, exhibited in the said Court of Exchequer, by the Appellants in the Original Appeal, be, and are hereby, dismissed.

Deptford Minister, Maintenance, Bill.

The Earl of Findlater reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for pro viding a Maintenance for the Minister of the new Parish Church of St. Nicholas, Deptford, in the Counties of Kent and Surry; and for making the same a distinct Parish;" was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and gone through the same, and made some Amendments thereunto."

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

"Press 14. Line 24. After ["Yard"], insert ["by such Highway or Road"].

"Press 17. Line 19. Leave out ["to be"], and instead thereof insert ["as"]."

Bricks, Bill.

The Earl of Findlater reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending the Acts therein mentioned, relating to the making of Bricks," was committed. "That they had considered the said Bill, and gone through the same, and made some Amendments thereunto."

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

"Press 2d. Line 3d. After ["burn"], insert ["in Clamps"].

"Line 15. After ["Bricks"], insert ["in Clamps"]."

Message from H. C. with a Bill; and to return.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Welsbourne Mountfort Common Fields to enclose, Bill:

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enclosing several Common Fields, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands, in the Hamlet of Welsbourne Mountfort, in the Parish of Welsbourne Hastings, in the County of Warwick;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

and the Court of Session Scotland, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Judges of the Court of Session in Scotland to make an Adjournment of the said Court; and for limiting the Time for the Execution of Sentences importing Corporal Punishments in that Part of the Kingdom;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Lady Dudley's Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Relief of Dame Elizabeth Dudley, relating to an Estate in the Kingdom of Ireland, forfeited to the Crown during the Life of William Kennedy her great Uncle," was referred:

It is Ordered, That the said Bill may be read a Second Time.

The same was accordingly read a Second Time:

And ordered to be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following; (videlicet,)

L. Privy Seal.
L. Steward.
D. Newcastle.
D. Manchester.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Westmorland.
E. Winchilsea & Nottingham.
E. Litchfield.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Warrington.
E. Findlater.
E. Orkney.
E. Marchmont.
E. Ilay.
E. Oxford.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Pomfret.
Vis. Say & Seale.
Vis. Townshend.
Vis. Falmouth.
L. B. London.
L. B. Winton.
L. B. Bath & Wells.
L. B. Oxon.
L. B. Ely.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. Hereford.
L. Delawarr.
L. Byron.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Lynne.
L. Carteret.
L. Weston.
L. Gower.
L. Montjoy.
L. Masham.
L. Bathurst.
L. Bingley.
L. Onslow.
L. Cadogan.
L. Wilmington.
L. Monson.

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.

Disputes touching Decrees in Chancery, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to put an End to certain Disputes touching Orders and Decrees made in the Court of Chancery."

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

Juries better regulating, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to to be put into a Committee, to consider further of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of Juries:"

It is Ordered, That this House shall be put into a Committee, to consider further of the said Bill, Tomorrow.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 7o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Bath & Well.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Landav.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Ds. Trevor, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Gainsborough.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Stair.
2. Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
1. Comes Ilay.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Ker.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Wilmington.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.

PRAYERS.

Stump Cross and Cambridge Roads to repair, Bill:

The Duke of Manchester reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act made in the Tenth Year of His late Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads leading from Stump Cross, in the Parish of Chesterford, in the County of Essex, to Newmarket Heath, and the Town of Cambridge, in the County of Cambridge;" and also an Act made in the Eleventh Year of His said late Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for repairing Part of the Road from London to Cambridge, beginning at the End of the Parish of Foulmire, in the said County, next to Barley, in the County of Hertford, and ending at the Pavement in Trumpington Street, in the Town of Cambridge," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and gone through the same; and directed him to report the Bill to the House, without any Amendment."

Deptford Minister Maintenance, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for providing a Maintenance for the Minister of the new Parish Church of St. Nicholas, Deptford, in the Counties of Kent and Surry: and for making the same a distinct Parish."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

Bricks Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending the Acts therein mentioned, relating to the making of Bricks."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

Salt-office Accompt delivered.

The House being informed, "That some of the Commissioners of the Salt Duties attended."

They were called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to the Order of Tuesday last, "An Accompt of what has been paid out of those Duties for the Three Years ending at Lady-day 1730, as a Bounty for the Encouragement of the Fishery."

And then they withdrew.

And the Title of the said Accompt was read, by the Clerk.

Report of the Condition of the Painted Chamber.

The Lord Delawarr reported from the Lords Committees to whom it was referred to inspect the Condition of the Painted Chamber, the same having been represented to the House to be in immediate Danger of falling, "That the Committee were attended by the Officers of His Majesty's Works, pursuant to the Order of this House, and proceeded with them to view the Painted Chamber, and found the same in the ruinous Condition it was represented; the Side Wall next to the House called Cotton House being at present supported only by Props of Timber; any of which giving Way, the said Wall must immediately fall; and, having heard the said Officers of the Works, touching what may be necessary to be done in relation to this Matter, are of Opinion, that the East End of the Painted Chamber, and the Side Wall, so far as the same is in a dangerous Condition, ought immediately to be pulled down and rebuilt."

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

Address to His Majesty, for Repairs to it.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to lay before His Majesty the said Report; and humbly to desire, "That He will be graciously pleased to give such necessary Directions thereupon, as His Majesty in His great Wisdom shall think fit."

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

Message from H. C. with Bills.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming a Patent, granted by Her late Majesty Queen Anne to William Trench Esquire, deceased, for erecting a Lighthouse upon the Island or Rock called Skerries; and for the better Maintenance of the said Lighthouse; and for making the Duties granted for maintaining the same perpetual;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Preservation of the Game;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Disputes touching Decrees in Chancery, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to put an End to certain Disputes touching Orders and Decrees made in the Court of Chancery."

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 said Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Message from H. C. to return Jervoise. & Bill:

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for restraining Thomas Jervoise Junior Esquire, a Lunatic, from marrying, or aliening, disposing, or encumbering, his Estate, during his Lunacy; and for raising Portions for his Sister's Children; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Breton's Bill:

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing and explaining Part of an Act, passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Estate of Moyle Breton Esquire in Trustees, to be sold, for the raising Three Thousand Pounds, charged on other Part of the same Estate; and for other Purposes therein mentioned, by appointing other Lands to be sold than by the said Act are directed;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the said Bill, with some Amendments, whereunto they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

The several Orders of the Day being read:

Debtors Act to amend, Bill:

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for Relief of Debtors, with respect to the Imprisonment of their Persons," To-morrow.

Salt Duties to take off, Bills:

Ordered, That on Saturday next, the House be put into a Committee upon the Bill for taking off cer tain Duties on Salt, and for making good any Desiciencies in the Funds that may happen thereby.

Raising Money by Exchequer Bills, Bill:

Ordered, That, on Saturday next, the House be put into a Committee upon the Bill for raising Five Hundred and Fifty Thousand Pounds, by Exchequer Bills, towards the Supply granted to His Majesty; and for the further Application of the Sinking Fund.

Juries, for better regulating, Bill:

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee, to consider further of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of Juries," To-morrow.

Coal Trade Bill:

Several Persons attending (according to Order) to be examined, as Witnesses for and against the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of the Coal Trade:"

They were called in and sworn, or the Affirmation accepted by them.

And then they withdrew.

And the House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the said Bill.

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 One Amendment thereunto; which he was directed to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Frauds in Starch and Hair Powder, &c. to prevent, Bill:

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing Frauds in the making of Starch and Hair Powder, and the clandestine Importation of Foreign Starch and Hair Powder; for preventing the counterfeiting and adulterating of Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate; for indemnifying Masters of Ships, who have inadvertently carried Seamen to Sea without Contracts in Writing first entered into; for the more easy Proof of Commissions to the Officers of His Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, and for filing Common Bail in Actions concerning the said Revenues; and to repeal a Clause in a late Act, prohibiting Victualers, and Retailers of Beer, Ale, and other Liquors, from sending the same out of their Houses in Pots or Vessels less than a Gallon;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Rice Bill:

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting Liberty to carry Rice from His Majesty's Province of Carolina in America, directly to any Part of Europe Southward of Cape Finisterre, in Ships built in and belonging to Great Britain, and navigated according to Law;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Two last mentioned Bills, were severally read the First Time.

Skerrie Light house, Bill:

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming a Patent, granted by Her late Majesty Queen Anne, to William Trench Esquire, deceased, for erecting a Lighthouse upon the Island or Rock called Skerries; and for the better Maintenance of the said Lighthouse; and for making the Duties granted for maintaining the same perpetual."

Continuing Laws, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and amending an Act for regulating the Price and Assize of Bread; for Relief of Bankrupts, whose Certificates were not allowed before the Expiration of a late Act (for the better preventing Frauds committed by Bankrupts); for enroling Proceedings on Commissions of Bankrupts; for allowing further Time for Enrolment of Deeds or Wills made by Papists; and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers and Lessees; and for making further Provision concerning Certificates relating to the Settlements of poor Persons, and the Charges of maintaining and removing certificated Persons."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 8o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Bath & Well.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Landav.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Dux Devon.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Pembroke & Montgomery.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick & Holland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Gainsborough.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Macclesfield.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.

PRAYERS.

Recovery of small Debts, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts."

E. of Dartmouth's Privilege; Minshull et al. to be reattached.

The Serjeant at Arms attending this House being called upon, to give their Lordships an Account of what he had done, in Pursuance of the Order made in the last Session of Parliament, for taking into Custody Alex ander Minshull, William Chester, and Lawrence Ratcliffe, upon a Complaint made by the Earl of Dartmouth, of a Breach of Privilege, in distraining the Goods of some of his Tenants, upon Pretence of a Warrant from the Commissioners of Sewers:

The said Serjeant acquainted the House, "That the Order of Attachment was made on the Twenty-sixth of March 1729; on which Day he took the said Three Persons into his Custody, where they remained till the End of that Session, without making any Application to the House for their Discharge."

And being withdrawn:

It is Ordered, That the said Serjeant at Arms do forthwith re-attach the said Alexander Minshull, William Chester, and Lawrence Ratcliffe, and keep them in safe Custody till further Order of this House; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.

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

Coal Trade Bill.

The Lord Delawarr (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of the Coal Trade," was committed, the Amendment made by the Committee to the said Bill.

Which, being read Twice by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House, and is as follows:

"Pr. 9. L. 10. After ["own"], insert ["or hired"]."

The other Orders of the Day being read:

Debtors Relief Act, to amend, Bill:

Ordered, That on Monday next this House be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for Relief of Debtors, with respect to the Imprisonment of their Persons."

Juries for better regulating, Bill:

Ordered, That this House be put into a Committee, to consider further of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of Juries," To-morrow.

Vernon versus Maple:

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of John Vernon Esquire; complaining of Two Orders of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, made the Ninth and Twenty-fourth of July 1729, in a Cause wherein William Maple Merchant was Plaintiff, and the Appellant Defendant; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, and all subsequent Proceedings thereon discharged; and that the Appellant may have his Costs:" As also upon the Answer of the said William Maple put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Orders and Proceedings reversed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Orders, and the subsequent Proceedings thereon, complained of in the said Appeal, be, and the same are hereby, reversed.

Disputes touching Decrees in Chancery, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to put an End to certain Disputes touching Orders and Decrees made in the Court of Chancery."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Masham and Mr. Tothill:

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

Stump Cross and Cambridge Roads to repair, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act made in the Tenth Year of His late Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads leading from Stump Cross, in the Parish of Chesterford, in the County of Essex, to Newmarket Heath, and the Town of Cambridge, in the County of Cambridge;" and also an Act made in the Eleventh Year of His said late Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for repairing Part of the Road from London to Cambridge, beginning at the End of the Parish of Foulmire, in the said County, next to Barley, in the County of Hertford, and ending at the Pavement in Trumpington Street, in the Town of Cambridge."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Masham and Mr. Tothill:

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

Rice Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting Liberty to carry Rice from His Majesty's Province of Carolina in America, directly to any Part of Europe Southward of Cape Finisterre, in Ships built in and belonging to Great Britain, and navigated according to Law."

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

Frauds in Starch and Hair Powder, &c. to prevent Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for preventing Frauds in the making of Starch and Hair Powder, and the clandestine Importation of Foreign Starch and Hair Powder; for preventing the counterfeiting and adulterating of Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate; for indemnifying Masters of Ships, who have inadvertently carried Seamen to Sea without Contracts in Writing first entered into; for the more easy Proof of Commissions to the Officers of His Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, and for filing Common Bail in Actions concerning the said Revenues; and to repeal a Clause in a late Act, prohibiting Victualers, and Retailers of Beer, Ale, and other Liquors, from sending the same out of their Houses in Pots or Vessels less than a Galion."

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

Game Bill:

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Preservation of the Game."

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

Skerrie Lighthouse Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming a Patent, granted by Her late Majesty Queen Anne, to William Trench Esquire, deceased, for erecting a Lighthouse upon the Island and Rock called Skerries; and for the better Maintenance of the said Lighthouse; and for making the Duties granted for maintaining the same perpetual."

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

D. Devonshire.
D. Manchester.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Scarsdale.
E. Litchfield.
E. Albemarle.
E. Buchan.
E. Findlater.
E. Oxford.
E. Macclesfield.
Vis. Say & Seale.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Delawarr.
L. Bruce.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Lynne.
L. Gower.
L. Bathurst.
L. Bingley.
L. Hobart.

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 they please.

Breton's Bill:

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing and explaining Part of an Act, passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Estate of Moyle Breton Esquire in Trustees, to be sold, for the raising Three Thousand Pounds, charged on other Part of the same Estate, and for other Purposes therein mentioned, by appointing other Lands to be sold than by the said Act are directed."

And the same, being read Thrice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Masham and Mr. Tothill:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to their Amendments made to the said Bill.

Lords to be summoned on Salt Bill.

Ordered, That the Lords be summoned, to attend To-morrow, when the House is to be put into a Committee upon the Bill for taking off the Duties on Salt.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Sabbati, 9o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituals quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Fredericus Princeps Walliæ.

Epus. London.
Epus. Bath & Well.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Landavens.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Ds. Trevor, Præses.
Ds. Wilmington, Custos Privati: Sigilli.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, MagnusCamerarius Angl.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick & Holland.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Berks.
Comes Winchilsea & Nottingham.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Gainsborough.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Stair.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford & Co. Mortimer.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Graham.
Comes Ker.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Lovell.

PRAYERS.

Commissioners of Customs to attend Committee on Rice Bill.

Ordered, That the Commissioners of the Customs, or some of them, do attend the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting Liberty to carry Rice from His Majesty's Province of Carolina in America, directly to any Part of Europe Southward of Cape Finisterre, in Ships built in and belonging to Great Britain, and navigated according to Law," stands committed; and that, if there have been any Reports, or Representations, made by the said Commissioners, relating to the Exportation of Rice from any of the English Plantations in America to any Part of Europe, without bringing the same first into this Kingdom, such Reports, or Representations be forthwith laid before this House: And that, if there have been any such Reports, or Representations, made by the Commissioners of Trade and Plantations, they do likewise lay the same before this House.

E. of Dartmouth's Privilege:

A Petition of Alexander Minshull and William Chester, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for a Breach of Privilege, in executing a Warrant of Distress, from the Commissioners of Sewers, upon the Goods of Two of the Tenants of the Earl of Dartmouth, was presented, and read; acknowledging their Offence; begging Pardon for the same; and praying to be discharged.

Ordered, That the Petitioners be brought to the Bar immediately, in order to their Discharge, paying their Fees.

Minshull and Chester discharged.

Accordingly the said Alexander Minshull and William Chester were brought to the Bar, by the said Serjeant; where they, on their Knees, receiving a Reprimand from the Lord Chancellor for their Offence, were discharged out of Custody, paying their Fees.

Coal Trade Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of the Coal Trade."

The Question being put, "Whether this Bill, with the Amendment, shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, with One Amendment; whereunto their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Wellingtons versus Poulson & al.

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Richard Wellington, James and Bethell Wellington, Infants, by Bethell Goodwin Gentleman, their prochein Amy; complaining of Part of a Decree of the Court of Chancery, made the Twenty-third of June last, in a Cause wherein John Poulson was Plaintiff, and the said Infants, by their Guardian, and John Darby, Arthur Bettesworth, and Francis Clay, were Defendants; and praying, "That the same may be reversed and set aside, so far as the said Decree tends to deprive the Appellants of so much of their Mother's Four Ninths of the Estate of Richard Wellington, the said Appellants Father, who died intestate, as exceeds the Two Hundred Pounds reserved by the Marriage Articles to the said John Poulson; and that this House will make such other Decree in the Premises, for the Appellants Relief, as to their Lordships shall seem meet:" As also upon the Answers of the said John Poulson, John Darby, Arthur Bettesworth, and Francis Clay, 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 Decree therein complained of be, and is hereby, affirmed.

Salt Duties to take off, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for taking off certain Duties on Salt, and for making good any Deficiencies in the Funds that may happen thereby; and for charging the Reduced Annuity payable to the East India Company on the aggregate Fund; and for Relief of Mathew Lyon, Executor of Mathew Page, deceased, in respect of the Duty for Salt lost by the overflowing of the River Mercy, in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred Twenty-four."

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

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

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

Accounts relating to Rice to be laid before the House.

Ordered, That the Commissioners of the Customs do lay before this House an Account, shewing the Quantity of Rice imported and exported, from Christmas 1705 to Christmas 1712, and from Christmas 1722 to Christmas 1729; distinguishing the Countries from whence imported, and whereto exported.

Also, That the said Commissioners do lay before this House, a Copy of the Report made by them to the Commissioners of the Treasury, on the Twelfth of November 1724, about the Importation of Rice from Carolina.

And likewise, That the Inspector General of the Imports and Exports do lay before this House, an Account of the Amount of the said Imports and Exports, between this Kingdom and the Province of Carolina, for Seven Years last past, distinguishing each Year.

Juries for better regulating, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee, to consider further of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of Juries."

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 said Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; which he was directed to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received on Monday next.

Raising Money by Exchequer Bills, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising Five Hundred and Fifty Thousand Pounds, by Exchequer Bills, towards the Supply granted to His Majesty; and for the further Application of the Produce of the Sinking Fund: for applying the Arrears of former Land Taxes; for appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for giving Relief with respect to an Over-payment to the Land Tax, for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred Twenty-one, by the Receiver General for the County of Salop."

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 said Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Continuing Laws, Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and amending an Act for regulating the Price and Assize of Bread; for Relief of Bankrupts, whose Certificates were not allowed before the Expiration of a late Act (for the better preventing Frauds committed by Bankrupts); for enroling Proceedings on Commissions of Bankrupts; for allowing further Time for Enrolment of Deeds or Wills made by Papists; and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers and Lessees; and for making further Provision concerning Certificates relating to the Settlements of poor Persons, and the Charges of maintaining and removing certificated Persons."

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

Bill for Recovery of small Debts, to be printed.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts," be printed.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 11o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Fredericus Princeps Walliæ.

Epus. London.
Epus. Bath. & Well.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Landavens.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Ds. Trevor, Præses.
Ds. Wilmington, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Kent.
Dux Greenwich.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick & Holland.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Berks.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford & Co. Mortimer.
Comes Macclesfield.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Hobart.

PRAYERS.

Extracts of Representations relating to Rice, Sugar, and Tobacco, Trades.

The Earl of Westmorland, pursuant to the Order of this House on Saturday last, presented, "An Extract of a Representation from the Board of Trade, dated the Eighth of September 1721, in relation to Rice."

Also, "An Extract of a Representation from the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to His late Majesty, dated the Twenty-fourth of July 1724, relating to the Sugar and Tobacco Trades, and to Rice."

And the Titles of the said Extracts were read, by the Clerk.

Skerrie Light house, Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for confirming a Patent, granted by Her late Majesty Queen Anne, to William Trench Esquire, deceased, for erecting a Lighthouse upon the Island or Rock called Skerries, and for the better Maintenance of the said Lighthouse; and for making the Duties granted for maintaining the same perpetual," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and gone through the same; and directed him to report the Bill to the House, without any Amendment."

Messages from H. C. to return the Deptford Minister Maintenance, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Roger Meredith and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for providing a Maintenance for the Minister of the new Parish Church of St. Nicholas, Deptford, in the Counties of Kent and Surry, and for making the same a distinct Parish;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Sir W. Dedwell Tracy's Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Trustees to make Leases of the Estate late of Sir William Dodwell Knight, deceased, during the Infancy of Mary Dodwell, his only Child, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

and Bricks Bill:

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending the Acts therein mentioned, relating to the making of Bricks;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Juries for better regulating, Bill:

The Lord Delawarr (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of Juries," was committed, the Amendments made by the Committee to the said Bill.

Which, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House, and are as follow:

"Pr. 1. Lines 5 and 6. Leave out ["County Palatine of Chester"]; and insert ["the Judge or Judges of the Sessions for the Counties Palatine of Lancaster, Chester, or Durham."]

"Pr. 2. Line 7. After ["Church"], leave out ["or"]; and in the same Line, after ["Chapel"], leave out ["or"], and instead thereof insert ["and every"]; and in the same Line, after ["other"], insert ["public"].

"Pr. 3. Line 16. After ["Conviction"], leave out ["to"], and instead thereof insert ["the same shall"].

"Pr. 4. Line 6. After ["convicted"], insert ["upon an Indictment"].

"Line 8. Leave out ["said"], and insert ["same"]; and in the same Line leave out ["or Place"], and instead thereof insert ["Riding, Divison, or Precinct"].

"Line 15. After ["Sessions"], insert ["or the Judge or Judges of the Sessions for the said Counties Palatine"].

"Line 25. After ["Sessions"], insert ["or the Judge or Judges of the Sessions for the said Counties Palatine"]; and in the same Line, after ["may"], insert ["upon Examination in a summary Way"].

"Line 31. After ["Sessions".], insert ["or the Judge or Judges of the Sessions for the said Counties Palatine"].

"Line 39. After ["Sessions"], insert ["or at the Sessions for the said Counties Palatine"].

"Pr. 5. Line 2. After ["Sessions"], insert ["or the Judge or Judges of the Sessions for the said Counties Palatine"].

"Line 14. After ["Sessions"], insert ["or Sessions for the said Counties Palatine"].

"L. 40. After ["aforesaid"], insert ["or the Judge or Judges of the Sessions for the said Counties Palatine"].

"Pr. 6. Line 9. After ["Sessions"], insert ["of the Peace"].

"Line 16. After ["often"], insert ["held"].

"Pr. 7. Line 25. After ["Juries"], insert ["the Names of the same Persons to be inserted in the Pannel annexed to every Venire facias for the Trial of all Issues at the same Assizes in each respective County, which Number of Jurors shall be"].

"Pr. 8. Lines 22 and 23. Leave out ["or in the County Palatine of Chester"].

"Pr. 9. Line 3. After ["Sessions"], insert Clause A.

"[(A.) "And be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That every Sheriff, or other Officer, to whom the Return of the Venire facias Juratores, or other Process for the Trial of Causes, before the Justices of the Courts or Sessions to be held for the Counties Palatine of Chester, Lancaster, or Durham, doth belong, shall, Fourteen Days at the least before the said Courts or Sessions shall respectively be held, summon a competent Number of Persons qualified to serve on Juries, so as such Number be not less than Forty-eight, nor more than Seventy-two, without the Direction of the Judge or Judges of the Courts or Sessions to be held for such Counties Palatine respectively; and shall, Eight Days at the least before such Courts or Sessions shall respectively be held, make, or cause a List to be made of the Persons so summoned to serve on Juries, containing their Christian and Surnames, Additions, and Places of Abode; and the List, so made, shall forthwith be publicly hung up in the Sheriff's Office, to be inspected and read by any Person or Persons whatsoever; and that the Persons named in such List, and no other, shall be summoned to serve on Juries at the next Courts or Sessions to be held for the said respective Counties Palatine; and the said Sheriff, or other Officer, is hereby required to return such List on the First Day of the Court or Sessions to be held for the said Counties Palatine respectively; and the Persons so summoned, or a competent Number of them, as the Judge or Judges of such Courts or Sessions respectively shall direct, and no other, shall be named in every Pannel to be annexed to every Writ of Venire facias Juratores, Habeas Corpora Juratorum, and Distringas, that shall be issued out and returnable for the Trial of Causes in such Courts or Sessions respectively."].

"Pr. 9. Line 12. After ["Sessions"], insert ["or of the Sessions for the said Counties Palatine"].

"Line 36. Leave out ["till"]; and instead thereof insert ["or until"].

"Pr. 10. Line 29. Leave out ["County Palatine of Chester"]; and instead thereof, insert ["the said Counties Palatine"].

"Pr. 12. Line 17. After ["Estate"], insert ["in Possession"].

"Pr. 13. Line 6. Leave out ["Three"], and instead thereof insert ["One"]; and in the same Line, after ["Pounds"], leave out to the First ["and"] in the Eighth Line of the same Press.

"Line 13. Leave out from ["Matter"] to ["And be it further Enacted"], in the Sixth Line of the next Press."

Debtors Relief Act, to amend, Bill:

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for Relief of Debtors, with respect to the Imprisonment of their Persons."

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 said Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Lady Dudley's Bill.

The Lord Delawarr reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Relief of Dame Elizabeth Dudley, relating to an Estate in the Kingdom of Ireland, forfeited to the Crown during the Life of William Kennedy her Great Uncle," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined into the Truth of the Allegations thereof; and that the Committee had gone through the said Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Eyre versus Daly.

Counsel (according to Order) were called in, to be heard, in the Cause wherein John Eyre Esquire is Appellant, and Laughlin Daly Gentleman Respondent.

And the Appellant's Counsel being heard accordingly:

They were all directed to withdraw.

And being withdrawn:

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 12o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Fredericus Princeps Walliæ.

Epus. London.
Epus. Bath & Well.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Landav.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Ds. Trevor, Præses.
Ds. Wilmington, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick & Holland.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Gainsborough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Stair.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford & Co. Mortimer.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Graham.
Viscount Say & Scale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Lovell.

PRAYERS.

Eyre versus Daley:

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of John Eyre Esquire; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, made the Sixteenth of June 1719, in a Cause wherein Laughlin Daly Gentleman, by Original and Supplemental Bills, was Plaintiff, and John Eyre Esquire and others were Defendants; and praying, "That the said Decree may be reversed:" As also upon the Answer of the said Laughlin Daly put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Decree reversed, and Respondents Bill dismissed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Decree complained of in the said Appeal, be, and is hereby, reversed; and that the Original and Supplemental Bills, exhibited in the said Court of Chancery by the said Respondent, be, and are hereby, dismissed.

Juries for better regulating, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of Juries."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Kinaston and Mr. Masham:

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

Lady Dudley's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Relief of Dame Elizabeth Dudley, relating to an Estate in the Kingdom of Ireland forfeited to the Crown during the Life of William Kennedy her Great Uncle."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Kinaston and Mr. Masham:

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

Raising Money by Exchequer Bills, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising Five Hundred and Fifty Thousand Pounds, by Exchequer Bills, towards the Supply granted to His Majesty; and for the further Application of the Produce of the Sinking Fund; for applying the Arrears of former Land Taxes; for appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for giving Relief with respect to an Over-payment to the Land Tax for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred Twenty-one, by the Receiver General for the County of Salop."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Kinaston and Mr. Masham:

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

Message from thence, to return Lord Morpeth's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Rushout and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Manor of Hickling, and other Lands and Hereditaments in the County of Nottingham, late the Estate of Margaret Dutchess Dowager of Newcastle, and entailed by her Will; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of another Estate, to be settled to the same Uses;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Papers relating to Rice delivered from the Customhouse.

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

They were called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to the Order of Saturday last, "The Return of the said Commissioners to the said Order, with Copy of a Report made by them to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, the 12th November 1724, relating to the Importation of Rice from Carolina."

"Copy of a Petition of several Merchants to the Lords of the Treasury; praying, that Rice of the Growth of His Majesty's Plantations in America may be taken off from amongst the enumerated Commodities."

"Copy of a Representation made by the Board of Trade to His Majesty, dated 8th September 1721, relating to the Importation of Rice from Carolina."

"Copy of a Report, dated 12th November 1724, upon the Petition of several Merchants, concerning the Importation of Rice from Carolina."

"Copy of a Report, dated the 7th of December 1704, concerning Rice being carried from Carolina directly to Holland."

And then they were directed to withdraw.

And the Titles of the said Papers being read, by the Clerk:

Papers referred to Committee on Rice Bill.

Ordered, That the same, together with the Extracts of Representations from the Board of Trade, presented to this House Yesterday, be referred to the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill in relation to Rice stands committed.

Accounts of Imports and Exports of Rice delivered.

The House being informed, "That the Inspector General of the Imports and Exports attended:"

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to the Order of this House on Saturday last,

"The Return of the Commissioners of the Customs to the said Order, for an Account of the Quantity of Rice imported and exported for certain Years."

"An Account of the Annual Amount of the Imports and Exports between this Kingdom and the Province of Carolina, for Seven Years, to Christmas 1728; distinguishing each Year."

"Rice imported and exported, from Christmas 1705 to Christmas 1712; distinguishing the Countries from whence imported, and whereto exported."

"Rice imported and exported Annually, from Christmas 1712 to Christmas 1723; distinguishing the Countries."

"Rice imported and exported, from Christmas 1721 to Christmas 1728; distinguishing the Countries from whence imported, and whereto exported."

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the Titles of the said Papers being read, by the Clerk:

Papers referred to Committee on Rice, Bill.

Ordered, That the same be referred to the said Committee of the whole House to whom the other Papers of the like Nature were referred.

Salt Duties to take off, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for taking off certain Duties on Salt, and for making good any Deficiencies in the Funds that may happen thereby; and for charging the Reduced Annuity payable to the East India Company on the Aggregate Fund; and for Relief of Mathew Lyon, Executor of Mathew Page, deceased, in respect of the Duty for Salt lost by the overflowing of the River Mercy, in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred Twentyfour."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Kinaston and Mr. Masham:

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

The Orders of the Day being read:

Rice Bill.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee, on the Bill in relation to Rice, To-morrow.

Frauds in Starch, &c to prevent, Bill.

The like Order, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill for preventing Frauds in the making of Starch and Hair Powder, and other Matters.

Continuing Laws, Bill.

The like Order, for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill for continuing and amending an Act for regulating the Price and Assize of Bread; and other Acts therein mentioned.

Strahan, for a Day of Hearing Hughes's Writ of Error.

Upon reading the Petition of Alcxander Strabon Esquire, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Edward Hughes Esquire is Plaintiff; praying, "That a short Day may be appointed, for arguing the Errors assigned in this Case, in regard he is apprehensive of being in Danger of losing his Money if the Cause is not heard this Session:"

But it appearing that no Notice was given to the other Side, of this Application:

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be taken into further Consideration To-morrow; and that the Petitioner's Agent do give Notice to the Plaintiff's Agent in the mean Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 13o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Bath & Well.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Ds. Trevor, Præses.
Ds. Wilmington, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Kent.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Berks.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford & Co. Mortimer.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Macclesfield.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.

PRAYERS.

Message from H. C. to return the Coal Trade, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of the Coal Trade;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made to the said Bill.

Debtors Relief Act, to amend, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for Relief of Debtors, with respect to the Imprisonment of their Persons."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Kinaston and Mr. Masham:

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

Squier to be kept in Custody, for Nonpayment of Costs.

A Petition of William Marsham, Deputy to the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, "That Arthur Squier Gentleman has remained in his Custody, for Nonpayment of Costs on his Appeal, upwards of Two Years and an Half; during which Time the Petitioner has expended, in his Maintenance, much more Money than he has received; and that the said Squier absolutely refuses to make the Petitioner any Satisfaction; and praying the Consideration of his Case, and Relief therein."

Whereupon the Petitioner was called in, and examined, in relation to the Allegations of his Petition:

As was also Sir William Sanderson, the Yeoman Usher, to this Matter.

Ordered, That the said Arthur Squier be kept in Custody, as in Execution, until he pays the said Costs, and such Fees and Charges as have been, or shall be, incurred on this Occasion.

Hughes versus Strahan:

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into further Consideration the Petition of Alexander Strahan Esquire; praying, "That a short Day may be appointed, for arguing the Errors assigned on the Writ of Error wherein Edward Hughes Esquire is Plaintiff."

Thereupon the Agents for the Petitioner were called in (no Agent appearing for the Plaintiff in Error, though due Notice was given for that Purpose, as ordered).

And the said Agents being examined, upon Oath, touching the Allegations of the said Petition:

And being withdrawn:

Errors to be argued.

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the Errors argued in this Case, by Counsel, at the Bar, Tomorrow Morning.

Game Bill.

The Order of the Day, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Preservation of the Game," being read:

It is Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Monday next.

Frauds in Starch and Hair Powder, &c. to prevent, Bill.

The next Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, An Act for preventing Frauds in the making of Starch and Hair Powder, and the clandestine Importation of Foreign Starch and Hair Powder, for preventing the counterseiting and adulterating of Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate; for indemnifying Masters of Ships, who have inadvertently carried Seamen to Sea without Contracts in Writing first entered into; for the more easy Proof of Commissions to the Officers of His Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, and for filing Common Bail in Actions concerning the said Revenues; and to repeal a Clause in a late Act, prohibiting Victualers, and Retailers of Beer, Ale, and other Liquors, from sending the same out of their Houses in Pots or Vessels less than a Gallon:"

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

Rice Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned dur ing Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting Liberty to carry Rice from His Majesty's Province of Carolina in America, directly to any Part of Europe Southward of Cape Finisterre, in Ships built in, and belonging to, Great Britain, and navigated according to Law."

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 directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Continuing Laws, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and amending an Act for regulating the Price and Assize of Bread; for Relief of Bankrupts, whose Certificates were not allowed before the Expiration of a late Act (for the better preventing Frauds committed by Bankrupts); for allowing further Time for Enrolment of Deeds or Wills made by Papists; and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers and Leffees; and for making further Provision concerning Certificates relating to the Settlements of poor Persons, and the Charges of maintaining and removing certificated Persons."

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 said Bill, and made some Amendments thereunto; which he was directed to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

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

King's Answer to Address touching the Painted Chamber.

The Lord Steward reported, "That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) laid before His Majesty the Report from the Lords Committees appointed to inspect the Condition of the Painted Chamber; and that His Majesty was pleased to say, He would give the necessary Directions thereupon."

King's Consent to Skerrie Lighthouse, Bill:

The Duke of Newcastle (by His Majesty's Command) acquainted the House, "That His Majesty had been apprized of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming a Patent, granted by Her late Majesty Queen Anne, to William Trench Esquire, deceased, for erecting a Lighthouse upon the Island or Rock called Skerries; and for the better Maintenance of the said Lighthouse, and for making the Duties granted for maintaining the same perpetual; and that His Majesty was pleased to give His Consent (so far as the Interest of the Crown was concerned) to the passing thereof."

Then the said Bill was read the Third Time.

And the Question being put, "Whether the same shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Kinaston and Mr. Masham:

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 14o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bath & Well.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Landavens.
Dux Kent.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Scarsdole.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Stair.
Comes Ilay.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench fat Speaker, by virtue of a former Commission.

Folkes versus Lewis.

The Answer of Maurice Lewis Esquire, Executor of Grace Griffith Widow, deceased, to the Appeal of Thomas Folkes Esquire, was brought in.

Continuing Laws, Bill:

The Lord Delawarr (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and amending an Act for regulating the Price and Assize of Bread; for Relief of Bankrupts, whose Certificates were not allowed before the Expiration of a late Act (for the better preventing Frauds committed by Bankrupts); for allowing further Time for Enrolment of Deeds or Wills made by Papists; and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers and Lessees; and for making further Provision concerning Certificates relating to the Settlements of poor Persons, and the Charges of maintaining and removing certificated Persons," was committed, the Amendments made by the Committee to the said Bill.

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

Then the said Bill was read the Third Time.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

Rice Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting Liberty to carry Rice from His Majesty's Province of Carolina, in America, directly to any Part of Europe Southward of Cape Fimsterre, in Ships built in and belonging to Great Britain, and navigated according to Law."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Message from thence, to return the Bill for better regulating Juries.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of Juries;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Hughes versus Strahan, in Error:

Whereas this Day was appointed, for hearing the Errors argued upon the Writ of Error brought into this House the Twenty-fourth Day of April last, wherein Edward Hughes Esquire is Plaintiff, and Alexander Strahan Esquire Defendant; in order to reverse a Judgement given in the Court of King's Bench, for the Defendant in Error:

Counsel appearing for the said Defendant; but no Counsel for the Plaintiff in Error, who made Default:

Judgement affirmed, with £. 200. Cost.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Judgement given in the Court of King's Bench be, and is hereby, affirmed; and that the Record be remitted, to the End Execution may be had thereupon, as if no such Writ of Error had been brought into this House: And it is further Ordered, That the said Plaintiff do pay, or cause to be paid, to the said Defendant, the Sum of Two Hundred Pounds, for his Costs sustained by reason of the bringing the said Writ of Error.

The Tenor of which Judgement, to be affixed to the Transcript of the Record to be remitted, follows; (videlicet,)

Sed quia Cur. Parliamenti præd. nunc hic de Judicio suo de & super Præmiss. reddend. nondum advisatur, Dies inde dat. est Partibus præd. coram eadem Cur. Parliamenti, ubicunque &c. usque Diem Jovis, Decimum Quartum Diem instantis Maii prox. sequent. de Judicio suo inde audiend. eo quod Cur. Parliamenti præd. nunc hic inde nondum &c.; ad quem Diem, coram eadem Cur. Parliamenti præd. apud Westm. ven. Partes præd. per Attorn. suos prædict.; super quo, vists & per Cur. Parliamenti nunc hic plenius intellectis omnibus & singulis Præmiss. diligenterque examinatis & inspectis tam Record. & Process. præd. ac Judic. præd. super eisdem reddit. quam præd. Causis & Materiis per præd. Ed'r'um superius pro Error. assign. & allegat. maturaque Deliberatione inde habita, videtur eidem Cur. Parliamenti, quod nec in Record. & Process. præd. nec in Adjudicatione Executionis Judicii præd. in ullo est Errat. ac quod Record. illud in nullo vitiosum aut defectivnm existit: Ideo cons. est per candem Cur. Parliamenti præd. quod Judic. Adjudicationis Executionis præd. (fn. 1) inde omnibus affirmetur, ac in omnibus suis Robore & Effectu stet, dictis Causis & Materiis per præfat. Ed'r'um superius pro Error. assign. in aliquo non obstant. Et ulterius per eandem Cur. Parliamenti præd. nunc hic cons. est, quod præd. Alexander recuperet versus præfat. Ed'r'um Ducent. Libr. eidem Alexandro ex Affensu suo, per eandem Cur. Parliamenti præd. juxta Formam Statut. inde edit. & provis. adjudicat. pro Dampnis, Misis, & Custagiis suis, quæ habuit Occasione Dilationis Executionis Judicii præd. Prætextu Prosecutionis dicti Brevis de Errore; ac superinde Record. præd. necnon Process. in eadem Cur. Parliamenti in Præmissis habit. per eandem Cur. Parliamenti, Curiæ dicti Domini Regis, ubicunque &c. remittantur, ad Executionem superinde prædicto Alex'dro fiend."

Adjourn.

Robertus Raymond Miles, Capitalis Justiciarius de Banco Regis, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, decimum quintum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 15o Maii.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Fredericus Princeps Walliæ.

Epus. London.
Epus. Bath & Well.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Landavens.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Ds. Trevor, Præses.
Comes Wilmington, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Devon.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick & Holland.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Berks.
Comes Winchilsea & Nottingham.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Gainsborough.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Stair.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Ker.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Ashburnham.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Lovell.

PRAYERS.

Message from H. C. to return the Bill for continuing Laws.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and amending an Act for regulating the Price and Assize of Bread; for Relief of Bankrupts, whose Certificates were not allowed before the Expiration of a late Act (for the better preventing Frauds committed by Bankrupts); for enroling Proceedings on Commissions of Bankrupts; for allowing further Time for Enrolment of Deeds or Wills made by Papists; and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers and Lessees; and for making further Provision concerning Certificates relating to the Settlements of poor Persons, and the Charges of maintaining and removing certificated Persons;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

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

E. Fitzwalter introduced:

Whereupon Benjamin Lord Fitzwalter, being, by Letters Patent, dat. Quarto Die Maii, Tertio Georgu 2di Regis, created Viscount Harwich, in Com. Essex, and Earl Fitzwalter, was, in his Robes, introduced, between the Earl of Warwick and the Earl of Westmorland, also in their Robes; the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King of Arms, the Deputy Earl Marshal of England, and the Lord Great Chamberlain, preceding.

His Lordship presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor, on his Knee, at the Woolsack; who gave 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. Charissimo Consanguineo Nostro Benjamin. Comiti Fitzwalter, Salutem. Cum Parliamentum Nostrum, pro arduis & urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum & Defensionem Regni Nostri Magnæ Britann. & Ecclesiæ concernentibus, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. nunc congregatum existit; vobis, sub Fide & Dilectione quibus Nobis tenemini, firmiter injungendo mandamus, quod, consideratis dictorum Negotiorum Arduitate & Periculis imminentibus, cessante Excusatione quacunque, ad Parliamentum. Nostrum præd. personaliter intersitis, Nobiscum, ac cum Prælatis, Magnatibus, & Proceribus dicti Regni Nostri, 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. Decimo Quinto Die Maii, Anno Regni Nostri Tertio.

"Bisse & Bray."

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

E. of Ashburnham introduced:

John Lord Ashburnham, being, by Letters Patent, dat. Quarto Die Maii, Anno Terrio Georgit 2di Regis, created Viscount St. Asaph in the Principality of Wales, and Earl of Ashburnham in the County of Sussex, was, in his Robes, introduced, between the Earl of Warwick and the Earl of Gainsborough, also in their Robes, and preceded as was Earl Fitzwalter.

His Lordship presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor, on his Knee, at the Woolsack; who gave 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. Charissimo Consanguineo Nostro Joh'i Comiti de Ashburnham, Salutem. Cum Parliamentum Nostrum, pro arduis & urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum & Defensionem Regni Nostri Magnæ Britanniæ & Ecclesiæ concernentibus, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. nunc congregatum existit; vobis, sub Fide & Dilectione quibus Nobis tenemini, firmiter injungendo mandamus, quod, consideratis dictorum Negotiorum Arduitate & Periculis imminentibus, cessante Excusatione quacunque, ad Parliamentum Nostrum prædictum personaliter intersitis, Nobiscum, ac cum Prælatis, Magnatibus, & Proceribus dicti Regni Nostri, super dictis Negotiis tractatur. vestrumque Consilium impensur.; et hoc sicut Nos & Honorem Nostrum, ac Salvationem & Defensionem Regni & Ecclesiæ prædict. Expeditionemque dictorum Negotiorum diligitis, nullatenus omittatis.

Teste Meipso, apud Westm. Decimo Quinto Die Maii, Anno Regni Nostri Tertio.

"Bisse & Bray."

Which being done; his Lordship, at the Table, 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 Earls Bench.

E. of Wilmington introduced.

Spencer Lord Wilmington, being, by Letters Patent, dat. Quarto Die Maii, Anno Tertio Georgii 2di Regis, created Viscount Pevensey in the County of Sussex, and Earl of Wilmington in the same County, was, in his Robes, introduced, between the Earl of Northampton and Earl of Gainsborough, also in their Robes, and preceded as were the other Lords.

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. Chariffimo Consanguineo & Consiliario Nostro Spencer Comiti de Wilmington, Salutem. Cum Parliamentum Nostrum, pro arduis & urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum & Defensionem Regni Nostri Magnæ Britanniæ & Ecclesiæ, concernentibus, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. nunc congregatum existit; vobis, sub Fide & Dilectione quibus Nobis tenemini, firmiter injungendo mandamus, quod, consideratis dictorum Negotiorum Arduitate & Periculis imminentibus, cessante Excusatione quacunque, ad Parliamentum Nostrum prædictum personaliter intersitis, Nobiscum, ac cum Prælatis, Magnatibus, & Proceribus dicti Regni Nostri, super dictis Negotiis tractatur. vestrumque Consiliumimpensur.; & hoc sicut Nos & Honorem Nostrum, ac Salvationem & Defensionem Regni & Ecclesiæ prædict. Expeditionemque dictorum Negotiorum diligitis, nullatenus omittatis.

Teste Meipso, apud Westm. Decimo Quinto Die Maii, Anno Regni Nostri Tertio.

"Bisse & Bray."

Which being done; his Lordship, at the Table, 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 Earls Bench.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

King present:

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

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

Bills passed.

"1. An Act for continuing the Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, in that Part of Great Britain called England; and for granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty; for exempting from the said Duties Cyder and Perry used for Distilling; for ascertaining the Bounty for Malt exported; for better preventing Frauds in the Malting of Corn for Exportation; for making good the Deficiency of a late Malt Act; and for giving further Time to Clerks and Apprentices to pay Duties omitted to be paid for their Indentures and Contracts."

"2. An Act for reducing the Annuity or Fund of the United East India Company; and for ascertaining their Right of Trade to The East Indies, and the Continuance of their Corporation for that Purpose, upon the Terms therein mentioned."

"3. An Act for raising Five Hundred and Fifty Thousand Pounds, by Exchequer Bills, towards the Supply granted to His Majesty; and for the further Application of the Produce of the Sinking Fund; for applying the Arrears of former Land Taxes; for appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for giving Relief with respect to an Over-payment to the Land Tax, for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred Twenty-one, by the Receiver General for the County of Salop."

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

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

"4. An Act for taking off certain Duties on Salt, and for making good any Deficiencies in the Funds that may happen thereby; and for charging the Reduced Annuity payable to the East India Company on the aggregate Fund; and for Relief of Mathew Lyon, Executor of Mathew Page deceased, in respect of the Duty for Salt lost by the overflowing of the River Mercy, in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred Twenty-four."

"5. An Act for importing Salt from Europe into the Colony of New York, in America."

"6. An Act for the better Regulation of Juries."

"7. An Act for the better Regulation of the Coal Trade."

"8. An Act for explaining and amending an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for the Relief of Debtors, with respect to the Imprisonment of their Persons."

"9. An Act to put an End to certain Disputes touching Orders and Decrees made in the Court of Chancery."

"10. An Act for granting Liberty to carry Rice from His Majesty's Province of Carolina, in America, directly to any Part of Europe Southward of Cape Finisterrc, in Ships built in and belonging to Great Britain, and navigated according to Law."

"11. An Act for continuing and amending an Act for regulating the Price and Assize of Bread; for Relief of Bankrupts, whose Certificates were not allowed before the Expiration of a late Act (for the better preventing Frauds committed by Bankrupts); for allowing further Time for Enrolment of Deeds or Wills made by Papists; and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers and Lessees; and for making further Provision concerning Certificates relating to the Settlements of poor Persons, and the Charges of maintaining and removing certificated Persons."

"12. An Act for the better regulating Elections in the City of Norwich; and for preserving the Peace, good Order, and Government, of the said City."

"13. An Act for enabling the Judges of the Court of Session in Scotland to make an Adjournment of the said Court; and for limiting the Time for the Execution of Sentences importing Corporal Punishments in that Part of the Kingdom."

"14. An Act for the Admission and Regulation of Brokers within the City of Bristol."

"15. An Act for reviving and amending an Act, made in the Sixth and Seventh Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King William the Third, intituled, An Act to prevent Exactions of the Occupiers of Locks and Wears upon the River of Thames Westward, and for ascertaining the Rates of Water Carriage upon the said River."

"16. An Act for making navigable the River Stroudwater, in the County of Gloucester, from the River Severn, at or near Framiload, to Wallbridge, near the Town of Stroud, in the same County."

"17. An Act for making the Acts of the First and Seventh Years of His late Majesty's Reign, for making the River Kennet navigable, from Reading, to Newbury, in the County of Berks, more effectual."

"18. An Act for amending the Acts therein mentioned, relating to the making of Bricks."

"19. An Act for making the Hamlet of Limehouse, and Part of the Hamlet of Ratchiffe, in the Parish of St. Dunstan, Stebonheath, alias Stepney, in the County of Middlesex, a distinct Parish; and for providing a Maintenance for the Minister of the new Church there."

"20. An Act for providing a Maintenance for the Minister of the new Church near Bloomsbury Market, in the County of Middlesex; and for making more effectual an Act passed in the Fourth Year of His late Majesty's Reign, for empowering the Commissioners for building the Fifty new Churches to direct the Parish Church of St. Giles in the Fields, in the said County, to be re-built, instead of One of the said Fifty new Churches."

"21. An Act for providing a Maintenance for the Minister of the new Parish Church of St. Nicholos, Deptford, in the Counties of Kent and Surry; and for making the same a distinct Parish."

"22. An Act for amending and making more effectual an Act made in the Second and Third Years of the Reign of the late Queen Anne, intituled, An Act for erecting a Workhouse in the City of Worcester, and for setting the Poor on Work there."

"23. An Act for repairing the Road leading from Galley Corner, adjoining to Enfield Chase, in the Parish of South Minis, in the County of Middlesex, to Lemsford Mill, in the County of Hertford."

"24. An Act for repairing the Road leading from a Gate called Shipston Toll Gate, at Bridgtown, in the Parish of Old Stratford, in the County of Warwick, through Alderminster and Shipston upon Stower, to the Top of Long Compton Hill, in the said County."

"25. An Act for making a new Road, and for repairing and amending the ancient Road, between the Towns of Wisbech and March, in the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge."

"26. An Act for repairing the several Roads leading into the City of Hereford."

"27. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from that Part of Chatham which lies next to the City of Rochester, to St. Dunstan's Cross, near the City of Canterbury, in the County of Kent; and for repealing so much of a former Act as appropriates Part of the Money arising by the Tolls or Duties therein mentioned towards repairing the Road between the Town of Chatham and Boughton under the Blean, in the said County of Kent."

"28. An Act for repairing several Roads leading into the Town of Bridgewater, in the County of Somerset."

"29. An Act for repairing and amending the several Roads leading from Woodstock, through Kiddington and Enston, to Roll Right Lane, and from Enslow Bridge to Kiddington aforesaid, in the County of Oxon."

"30. An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act made in the Tenth Year of His late Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads leading from Stump Cross, in the Parish of Chesterford, in the County of Essex, to Newmarketbeath, and the Town of Cambridge in the County of Cambridge;" and also an Act made in the Eleventh Year of His said late Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for repairing Part of the Road from London to Cambridge, beginning at the End of the Parish of Foulmire, in the said County, next to Barley, in the County of Hertford, and ending at the Pavement in Trumpington-street, in the Town of Cambridge."

"31. An Act for confirming a Patent, granted by Her late Majesty Queen Anne, to William Trench Esquire, deceased, for erecting a Lighthouse upon the Island or Rock called Skerries, and for the better Maintenance of the said Lighthouse; and for making the Duties granted for maintaining the same perpetual."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"32. An Act for obliging Henry Duke of Beaufort. and Frances Dutchess of Beaufort and her Children, to take the additional Surname, and bear the Arms, of Scudamore, pursuant to a Settlement made by James late Lord Scudamore in the Kingdom of Ireland; and for vesting in the said Duke, in Fee, the Manors of Wickball and Ditton Camois, and Lands in the County of Cambridge, late the Estate of the said Lord Scudamore, in Lieu of the Portion provided by him for his Daughter the said Dutchess; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"33. An Act for vesting the Manor of Claxby, and divers Lands and Hereditaments in the County of Lincoln, the Estate of the Honourable James Cavendish Esquire, in Trustees, to be sold, for discharging Four Thousand Two Hundred Pounds, secured upon those and other Lands."

"34. An Act for vesting the Estate of Richard late Earl of Ranelagh, in the Kingdom of Ireland, lying in the Counties of Middlesex and Berks, in Trustees, to be sold, for the Uses therein mentioned."

"35. An Act for enclosing several Common Fields, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands, in the Hamlet of Welsbourne Mountfort, in the Parish of Welsbourne Hastings, in the County of Warwick."

"36. An Act for Sale of the Manor of Hickling, and other Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Nottingham, late the Estate of Margaret Dutchess Dowager of Newcastle, and entailed by her Will; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of another Estate, to be settled to the same Uses."

"37. An Act for enlarging the Power of Sir Charles Mordaunt Baronet, to make a Jointure."

"38. An Act for vesting the Estate of Sir James Lumley Baronet in Trustees, for raising Monies, by Sale or Mortgage thereof, for the Payment of his Debts."

"39. An Act to enable Trustees to make Leases of the Estate late of Sir William Dodwell Knight, deceased, during the Infancy of Mary Dodwell, his only Child; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"40. An Act for repealing Part of an Act, passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Estate of Moyle Breton Esquire in Trustees, to be sold, for the raising Three Thousand Pounds charged on other Part of the same Estate; and for other Purposes therein mentioned; and for appointing other Lands to be sold than by the said Act are directed."

"41. An Act for confirming a Conveyance and Surrenders of certain Freehold and Copyhold Lands and Hereditaments, by Roger Satisfatt and Jemima Satisfatt, both Infants, unto Edward Lord Bishop of Coventry and Litchfield."

"42. An Act for restraining Thomas Jervoise Junior, Esquire, a Lunatic, from marrying, or aliening, disposing, or encumbering his Estate, during his Lunacy; and for raising Portions for his Sister's Children; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"43. An Act for Relief of Dame Elizabeth Dudley, relating to an Estate in the Kingdom of Ireland, forfeited to the Crown during the Life of William Kennedy her Great Uncle."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then His Majesty spake as follows:

His Majesty's Speech.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"The Season of the Year, and the Dispatch you have given to the public Business, make it proper for Me to put an End to this Session; and I make no Doubt but the Conduct and Behaviour of this Parliament, as it has answered My Expectations. will be equally satisfactory to all My good and faithful Subjects.

"The Support you have given Me, in enabling Me so effectually to make good My Engagements with My Allies, will, I persuade Myself have the desired Effect; and, when it shall be seen that the Allies of the Treaty of Seville are not only determined, but in a Readiness, to execute their mutual Engagements, it is very much to be hoped, that a general Pacification will be the happy Consequence of this just and powerful Alliance.

"Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

I give you My Thanks, in particular, for the Supplies you have raised for the Service of the current Year. It is a great Satisfaction to Me, that you have had such a due Regard for the Ease of your Fellow Subjects, whose Welfare and Prosperity it shall always be My principal Care and Study to advance and promote.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"I am very glad that, for the general Satisfaction, you entered into a particular Consideration of the State of the Nation; and it is a great Happiness to see, after so many unjust and unreasonable Clamours, raised with all possible Art, Industry, and Malice, that, upon mature Deliberation, and the most solemn Debates, you were so far from finding any Thing worthy of Blame or Censure, that all Matters which came under your Consideration met with your Approbation.

"This must give all Mankind a just Detestation of those Incendiaries, who, from a Spirit of Envy and Discontent, continually labour, by scandalous Libels, to alienate the Affections of My People, and to fill their Minds with groundless Jealousies and unjust Complaints, in Dishonour of Me and My Government, and in Defiance of the Sense of both Houses of Parliament.

But I must rely upon your Prudence, and your Concern for the Peace and Happiness of your Country, to discountenance all such seditious Practices, and to make My People sensible that these wicked Proceedings can have no other View, or End, but to create Confusion and Distraction among us."

His Majesty's Speech being ended:

And the Lord Chancellor, having received His Majesty's Commands from the Throne, said,

Parliament prorogued.

My Lords, and Gentlemen,

It is His Majesty's Royal Will and Pleasure, that this Parliament be prorogued to Tuesday the Fourteenth Day of July next, to be then here held: And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Tuesday the Fourteenth Day of July next."

Hitherto examined by us,

Bridgewater.

Shaftesbury.

Abingdon.

N. St. Davids.

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