House of Lords Journal Volume 24
April 1732, 21-30

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April 1732, 21-30

DIE Veneris, 21o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Menevens.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Dux Devon, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angliæ.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Greenwich.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Chesterfield, Senescallus.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Winchilsea & Nottingham.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Stair.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Effingham.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Harrington, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Raymond.

PRAYERS.

Sankey against Foster and Graham:

The House (according to Order) took into Consideration the Petition of Francis Foster Gentleman, and others, Respondents to the Appeal of Margaret Sankey Widow; praying, "That a short Day may be appointed, for hearing the said Appeal:"

Hearing appointed on a Bye-day.

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Thursday next come Sevennight.

Bill against pulling down Turnpikes to be printed.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act passed in the First Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for punishing such Persons as shall wilfully and maliciously pull down or destroy Turnpikes for repairing Highways, or Locks, or other Works erected by Authority of Parliament, for making Rivers navigable," be printed.

Messages from H. C. to return Butwell's and Hortons Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Nathanial Curzon and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Lands and Estates, in the Counties of Stafford, Leicester, Rutland, and Northampton, late the Estates of Sir Eusebius Buswell Baronet, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, for the Payment of his Debts;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Swinburne's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising Money, out of the Estate late of Surtees Swinburne Esquire, deceased, for compounding and paying the Portions charged thereon to his Younger Sons William and Robert Swinburne; and for paying the Debts of Cuthbert Swinburne Esquire, deceased;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Haiiman, Leave for a Nat. Bill:

A Petition of Nicholas Haiiman, was presented to the House, and read; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for his Naturalization:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, as desired.

Bill read.

Then the Lord Delawarr presented to the House, pursuant to the said Order, a Bill, intituled, "An Act to naturalize Nicholas Haiiman."

And the same was read the First Time.

Woollen Manufacture, further Encouragement of, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An additional Act for the encouragement of the Woollen Manufactures of this kingdom, by the more effectual preventing the unlawful Exportation of the Woollen Manufactures of the Kingdom of Ireland to Foreign Parts."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Thursday next; and that the same be forthwith printed.

Representation of Commissioners for Trade, referred to Committee.

Ordered, That the Representation of the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, delivered in to this House the 25th of February last, upon the proper Methods for preventing the Running of Wool from England and Ireland, be referred to the said Committee.

Message from H. C. with a Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, intituled, An Act to prevent frivolous and vexatious Arrests;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Return and Report concerning Brandy, delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Carkesse, Secretary to the Commissioners of the Customs, attended:"

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to their Lordships Address to His Majesty of Wednesday last,

The Return of the Commissioners of the Customs, with a Copy of a Report to the Treasury, relating to the Importation of Brandy from Dunkirk."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles of the said Return and Report were read, by the Clerk.

Obliging Justices to proceed at Quarter Sessions, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to oblige the Justices of the Peace, at their General or Quarter Sessions, to determine Appeals made to them, according to the Merits of the Case, notwithstanding Defects of Form in the original Proceedings; and to oblige Persons suing forth Writs of Certiorari, to remove Orders made on such Appeals into His Majesty's Court of King's Bench, to give Security to prosecute the same with Effect."

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

Justices of Peace Qualification, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further Qualification of Justices of the Peace."

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

And the Lord Viscount Falmouth 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 their Lordships will please to receive the same."

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

Bankrupts Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent the committing of Frauds by Bankrupts:"

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

For disarming the Highlands, Bill.

Whereas Monday next is appointed, for the 2d Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing an Act of the Eleventh Year of His late Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for more effectual disarming The Highlands in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland; and for the better securing the Peace and Quiet of that Part of the Kingdom:"

It is Ordered, That the said Bill be read a 2d Time on the Friday following; and the Lords to be summoned.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 24o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Menevens.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Manchester.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Chesterfield, Senescallus.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Winchilsea & Nott.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Craufurd.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Morton.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Effingham.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Harrington, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Malton.
Ds. Raymond.

PRAYERS.

Haiiman, Nat. Bill.

Nicholas Haiiman took the Oaths appointed, in order to his Naturalization.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to naturalize Nicholas Haiiman."

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

Ld. President.
D. Kent.
D. Manchester.
M. Tweeddale.
Ld. Steward.
E. Westmorland.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Litchfield.
E. Ilay.
E. Aylesford.
E. Fitzwalter.
V. Tadcaster.
V. Falmouth.
L. Bp. London.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. Bangor.
Ld. Delawarr.
L. Hunsdon.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Carteret.
L. Boyle.
L. Montjoy.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Malton.

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.

Commissions of the Peace for Shires on Scotland delivered.

The House being informed, "That the Deputy Clerk of the Crown attended:"

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to the Order of Wednesday last,

Copies of the several Commissions of the Peace, for the Shires of Dunbarton, Perth, Kincardin, Aberdeen, Inverness, Nairn, Cromarty, Argyle, Forfar, Bamf, Sutherland, Caithness, Elgin, and Ross, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland.

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof were read, by the Clerk.

River Ouze Navigation, Bill:

The Lord Malton reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for rendering more effectual an Act passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, intituled, "An Act for improving the Navigation of the River Ouze, in the County of York," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

The said Bill was read the Third Time.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Tiverton Town to rebuild, Bill:

The Lord Viscount Falmouth reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better and more easy re-building of the Town of Tiverton, in the County of Devon; and for determining Differences touching Houses and Buildings burnt down or demolished by reason of the late dreadful Fire there; and for the better preventing Dangers from Fire for the future," was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

The said Bill was read the Third Time.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Conduits, &c. in Hyde Park, Bill.

The Lord Delawarr reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Conduits, Springs, and Waters, in Hyde Park, in Trustees, for the Benefit of His Majesty," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto."

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

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

Francis's Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Carlisle reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for charging the settled Estate of John Francis Clerk with the Payment of his Father's Debts and Legacies; and for settling another Estate, of greater Value, to the Uses of his Marriage Settlement," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof; and that the Parties concerned had given their Consents; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereunto."

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

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

Message from H. C. with a Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, or the Lord High Treasurer, for the Time being, to make forth Standing Orders (according to an Act passed in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First) in Lieu of Nevis and St. Christopher's Debentures, made out in the Names of certain Proprietors, for their Losses, to such Persons who have purchased the said Debentures of their Attornies or Agents; the original Proprietors thereof, their Heirs, Executors, or Administrators, not claiming and making out their Property to such Debentures within the Time limited in the Act;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Act for repairing Fulham, Kensington, &c. Roads, to explain, Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, intituled, An Act for repairing the Roads, in the Parishes of Kensington, Chelsea, and Fulham, and other Parishes, in the County of Middlesex."

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

Instruction to receive a Clause:

Ordered, That it be an Instruction to the said Committee, "That they do receive a Clause, or Clauses, to repeal so much of the Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads, in the Parishes of Kensington, Chelsea, and Fulham, and other Parishes therein mentioned, in the County of Middlesex," which directed a Gate, or Turnpike, to be erected, Eastward of Hyde Park Gate, near Clay Hill; and to enact, that the same be taken down, and placed Westward of Hyde Park Gate aforementioned; and likewise further to enact, that the Gate, or Turnpike, erected to the Eastward of William Green's Brewhouse, leading to Chelsea, be removed to a more convenient Place."

Accompt of Money raised by the Toll to be brought.

Ordered, That the Trustees for putting the Act abovementioned in Execution do lay before this House, an Accompt of what Money has been received for the Tolls and Duties required to be taken by the same Act; how the same has been paid or applied, when, and to whom; and that the said Accompt be delivered in to this House upon Oath.

Causes put of.

Whereas this Day is appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Ralph Norton is Appellant, and William Kyffia and Elizabeth Heron are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the hearing the said Cause be put off till Wednesday next; and the other Causes on Cause-days removed in Course.

Blandford Town to rebuild, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better and more easy rebuilding of the Town of Blandford Forum, in the County of Dorset; and for determining Differences touching Houses and Buildings burnt down or demolished by reason of the late dreadful Fire there."

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

And the Lord Viscount Falmouth 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.

Pilots Pet. for the Bill to regulate Pilots.

A Petition of the Persons who are thereunto subscribed, licensed Pilots of the Corporation of Trinityhouse of Deptford Strond, in the County of Kent, on Behalf of themselves and others, licensed Pilots of the said Corporation, was presented, and read; praying, That the Bill for the better Regulation and Government of Pilots may pass:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table till the said Bill be read a 2d Time.

Account of Arms in the Highlands delivered.

The Duke of Greenwich (by His Majesty's Command) presented to the House, pursuant to their Lordships Address of Wednesday last,

"An Account of the Quantity, Sorts, and Condition, of Arms, received into His Majesty's Stores, and at what Time, in Pursuance of the Acts for the more effectual disarming The Highlands in Scotland."

And the Title thereof was read, by the Clerk.

Address for an Accompt of Money issued for Schools in the Highlands.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, "That He will be graciously pleased to order the proper Officer to lay before this House, an Accompt of what Sums of Money, arising our of the Sale of the forfeited Estates in Scotland, have been issued, for erecting Schools in The Highlands of Scotland, in Pursuance of a Clause in an Act made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of King George the First, intituled, "An Act for vesting the forfeited Estates in Great Britain and Ireland in Trustees, to be sold, for the Use of the Public;" in which said Act it is provided, that a Sum, not exceeding Two Thousand Pounds Sterling, be appropriated and applied towards erecting and maintaining Schools in The Highlands of Scotland."

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

To explain the Black Act, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual punishing wicked and evildisposed Persons going armed in Disguise, and doing Injuries and Violences to the Persons and Properties of His Majesty's Subjects; and for the more speedy bringing the Offenders to Justice;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time, and ordered to be read a 2d Time on this Day Sevennight; the Lords to be summoned; and the Judges to attend.

Obliging Justices to proceed at Quarter Sessions, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to oblige the Justices of the Peace, at their General or Quarter Sessions, to determine Appeals made to them, according to the Merits of the Case, notwithstanding Defects of Form in the original Proceedings; and to oblige Persons suing forth Writs of Certiorari, to remove Orders made on such Appeals into His Majesty's Court of King's Bench, to give Security to prosecute the same with Effect."

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

And the Lord Viscount Falmouth reported from the said Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; which they had directed him to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

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

Merchants & al. Pet. against the Pilots Bill:

A Petition of the Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being Merchants, Masters, and Owners of Ships, trading on the River Thames, in Behalf of themselves, and the rest of the Merchants, Masters, and Owners of Ships, trading to the said River, was presented, and read; praying to be heard, by themselves and Counsel, against the Bill for the better Regulation and Government of Pilots:

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners may be heard, as desired, at the 2d Reading of the said Bill.

Witnesses to attend Pilots Bill.

Ordered, That George Westgarth, John Cotes, Henry Bull, Robert Ludgate, Henry Blommart, Harman Poolman, Collet, Hans Grinbar, Thomas Smith, Richard Jenkins, John Vousden, W'm Whitehall, and Alexander How, do attend this House, in order to be examined, as Witnesses, at the 2d Reading of the said Bill.

Ordered, That the 2d Reading thereof be adjourned to Wednesday next.

Justices of the Peace Qualification, Bill.

The Lord Viscount Falmouth (according to order) reported from the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further Qualification of Justices of the Peace," 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.

Proceedings against Ellis to be brought.

Ordered, That the Information, Proceedings, and Verdict, together with the Judgement given thereupon in the Court of Exchequer, in a Cause there lately depending, wherein Thomas Ellis was Defendant, relating to the Seizure of a Parcel of Brandy, be laid before this House.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 25o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Menevens.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Manchester.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Chesterfield, Senescallus.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Morton.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Stair.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Effingham.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Willougbby Br.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Malton.
Ds. Raymond.

PRAYERS.

King's Answer to Address about Money issued for Schools in the Highlands.

The Lord Delawarr acquainted the House, "That the Lords with White Staves (according to Order) had presented to His Majesty their Lordships Address of Yesterday, in relation to an Accompt of Money issued for erecting Schools in The Highlands of Scotland; and that His Majesty was pleased to say, "He would give Order to the proper Officers, to lay before this House the Accompt desired by the said Address."

Haiiman, Nat. Bill.

The Lord Delawarr reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to naturalize Nicholas Haiiman," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Francis's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for charging the settled Estate of John Francis Clerk with the Payment of his Father's Debts and Legacies; and for settling another Estate, of greater Value, to the Uses of his Marriage Settlement."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Conduits, &c, in Hyde Park, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Conduits, Springs, and Waters, in Hyde Park, in Trustees, for the Benefit of His Majesty."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H C. with the Two preceding Bills.

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

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

Orders to be made out in Lieu of Nevis and St. Christopher's Debentures, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, or the Lord High Treasurer, for the Time being, to make forth Standing Orders (according to an Act passed in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First) in Lieu of Nevis and St. Christopher's Debentures, made out in the Names of certain Proprietors, for their Losses, to such Persons who have purchased the said Debentures of their Attornies or Agents; the original Proprietors thereof, their Heirs, Executors, or Administrators, not claiming and making out their Property to such Debentures within the Time limited in the Act."

Messages from H. C to return Lady Gerard's Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of Sir William Gerard Baronet, a Lunatic, for Payment of his Debts, and other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

and the E. of Shaftesbury's Bill for Exchange of Presentations in Dorsetshire.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Exchange of the Right of Presentation to the Rectory of Wimborne Allhallowes and Vicarage of Loders, in the County of Dorset; and for uniting the Rectories and Parishes of Wimborne St. Gyles and Wimborne Allhallowes;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

For rebuilding Blandford, Bill.

The Lord Viscount Falmouth (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better and more easy re-building of the Town of Blandford Forum; in the County of Dorset; and for determining Differences touching Houses and Buildings burnt down or demolished by reason of the late dreadful Fire there," 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.

Hats, to prevent the Exportation of from America; Bill:

The Order being read, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent the Exportation of Hats out of any of His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in America; and to restrain the Number of Apprentices taken by the Hat-makers in the said Colonies or Plantations; and for the better encouraging the making of Hats in Great Britain:"

Merchants Pet. against exporting wrought Iron from America:

A Petition of several Merchants, Ironmongers, and others, residing in and about the City of London, on Behalf of themselves, and many others trading and dealing in the Iron Manufactures of this Kingdom, was presented, and read; praying, "That a Clause, or Clauses, may be added to the last mentioned Bill, to prevent the Exportation of any wrought or manufactured Iron to any Place whatsoever, from His Majesty's Colonies in America, under the like Pains and Penalties as are contained in the said Bill relating to the Exportation of Hats."

The Lords following were appointed a Committee, to consider of the Matter of the said Petition; and are to report their Opinion thereupon to the House; (videlicet,)

Ld. President.
D. Newcastle.
D. Greenwich.
M. Tweeddale.
Ld. Steward.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Warrington.
E. Marchmont.
E. Strafford.
E. Aylesford.
V. Tadcaster.
V. Falmouth.
L. Bp. London.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. Bangor.
Ld. Delawarr.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Carteret.
L. Boyle.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Raymond.

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

Ordered, That this House shall be put into a Committee, on the aforementioned Bill concerning the Exportation of Hats, on Friday next.

Sugar Coldnies, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the further hearing of Counsel against the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better securing and encouraging the Trade of His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America:"

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And Counsel was heard, for some of the Northern Colonies, against the said Bill.

As was also Mr. Partridge, Agent for Rhoad Island, Providence Plantations, and New Jersey, in America.

And Henry Caswell was examined, upon Oath, as to the Nature of the Trade of the Northern Colonies, and what they take from Great Britain.

Captain Prince was likewise examined, upon Oath; and insisted largely upon the Difficulties those Colonies would lie under, were they deprived of the Supply of Rum which they now have; and how their Trade would suffer, in case the Bill should pass.

Captain Taylor also examined, upon Oath, in relation to the Trade of the said Colonies, and particularly of Pensilvania.

And then they were all directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That this House will hear Counsel and Witnesses further in this Matter To-morrow Sevennight.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Ralph Norton is Appellant, and William Kyffin and Elizabeth Heron are Respondents, which stands appointed to be heard Tomorrow, be put off to Monday next; and that the Causes on Cause-days be removed in Course.

Bill to amend the Black Act, Copy to be sent to the Judges.

Ordered, That a Copy of the Bill for explaining and amending the Black Act be sent to the Judges, for their Consideration.

Justices of Peace further Qualification, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the further qualifying of Justices of the Peace."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 26o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Menevens.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Manchester.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Craufurd.
Comes Morton.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Stair.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Strafford.
2. Comes Aylesford.
1. Comes Tankerville.
Comes Effingham.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Malton.

PRAYERS.

Proceedings against Ellis, about Brandy, delivered.

The House being informed, "That a Person from the Court of Exchequer attended:"

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

"A Copy of the Information, Proceedings, Verdict, and Judgement, in a Cause wherein Thomas Ellis was Defendant, relating to the Seizure of a Parcel of Brandy."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof was read, by the Clerk.

Accompt of Revenue of Trinity-house delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. John Whormby, Secretary to the Corporation of Trinity-house of Deptford Strond, attended."

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to the Order of Wednesday last,

An Accompt of the Revenues and Incomes of the said Corporation, for the Three last Years; distinguishing each Year, and how the same have been disposed of."

And then he withdrew.

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

Hatiman, Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to naturalize Nicholas Haiiman."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Blandford Forum to rebuild, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better and more easy rebuilding of the Town of Blandford Forum, in the County of Dorset; and for determining Differences touching Houses and Buildings burnt down or demolished by reason of the late dreadful Fire there."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Nevis and St. Christopher's Debentures, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, or the Lord High Treasurer, for the Time being, to make forth Standing Orders (according to an Act passed in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First) in Lieu of Nevis and St. Christopher's Debentures, made out in the Names of certain Proprietors, for their Losses, to such Persons who have purchased the said Debentures of their Attornies or Agents; the original Proprietors thereof, their Heirs, Executors, or Administrators, not claiming and making out their Property to such Debentures within the Time limited in the Act."

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

Obliging Justices to proceed at Quarter Sessions, Bill.

The Lord Viscount Falmouth (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to oblige the Jus tices of the Peace, at their General or Quarter Sessions, to determine Appeals made to them, according to the Merits of the Case, notwithstanding Defects of Form in the original Proceedings; and to oblige Persons suing forth Writs of Certiorari, to remove Orders made on such Appeals into His Majesty's Court of King's Bench, to give Security to prosecute the same with Effect," was committed, the Amendments made by the Committee to the said Bill.

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

Address for an Account of Arms delivered up in The Highlands.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, "That He will be graciously pleased to order the proper Officers to lay before this House, an Account of Arms and Warlike Weapons delivered up by the Clans and Tribes in The Highlands of Scotland, that were summoned in Pursuance of an Act of Parliament in that Behalf made, in the Eleventh Year of His late Majesty's Reign; with the Times and Places when and where they were received, and the Numbers of the several Species so delivered up to the Commander in Chief in North Britain."

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

Pilots Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation and Government of Pilots licensed by the Corporation of Trinity-house of Deptford Strond, in the County of Kent; and to prevent Mischiefs and Annoyances upon the River of Thames, below London Bridge;" and for the hearing of Counsel, as well against as for the same:

The Counsel were accordingly called in.

And the said Bill was read a 2d Time.

And the several Petitions presented to the House relating thereto were also read.

And Counsel was heard, for the Petitioners, against the Bill.

And Part of the Charter granted by King James the 2d, to the said Corporation, was read.

And several Witnesses were examined, upon Oath, as to the Manner and Method of the Examination and Admission of Pilots, and of their Usage by the aforementioned Corporation.

And then the Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Hearing, in relation to the said Bill, be adjourned till To-morrow.

Causes on Bye-days put off.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein David Bindon is Appellant, and William Ryves Respondent, which stands appointed to be heard To-morrow, be put off to Tuesday next; and the other Causes on Bye-days removed in Course.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 27o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Menevens.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Greenwich.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Chesterfield, Senescallus.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Effingham.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Harrington, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Malton.
Ds. Raymond.

PRAYERS.

Hall's Bill.

The Lord Viscount Falmouth reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to vest in Mary Hall Widow certain Copyhold Lands, in the Manors of Bedlington and Chester en le Street, in the County of Durham, to sell the same, and thereby to perform the Trusts mentioned in the Will of Anne Hancock Widow, deceased," was committed: That they had considered of the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Obliging Justices to proceed at Quarter Sessions, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to oblige the Justices of the Peace, at their General or Quarter Sessions, to determine Appeals made to them, according to the Merits of the Case, notwithstanding Defects of Form in the original Proceedings; and to oblige Persons suing forth Writs of Certiorari, to remove Orders made on such Appeals into His Majesty's Court of King's Bench, to give Security to prosecute the same with Effect."

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. John Bennet and Mr. Lightboun:

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

Return of Money, issued for erecting Schools in The Highlands.

The House being informed, "That a Person from the Treasury attended:"

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to their Lordships Address to His Majesty on Monday last,

"A Return to the said Address, for an Accompt of what Sums of Money, arising out of the Sale of the forfeited Estates in Scotland, have been issued, for erecting Schools in The Highlands in Scotland."

And then he withdrew.

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

Pilots Bill.

The Order being read, for the further Hearing in relation to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation and Government of Pilots licensed by the Corporation of Trinity House of Deptford Strond, in the County of Kent; and to prevent Mischiefs and Annoyances upon the River of Thames, below London Bridge:"

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And those for the Bill were heard.

And the Fourth Bye-Law of the Corporation of Trinity House, made in the 6th Year of the Reign of King Henry the VIIIth, was read.

And several Witnesses were examined, upon Oath, in relation to the Payment of Poundage by the Pilots, and touching their Behaviour; also in relation to the Revenue of the said Corporation; and likewise as to the Boats, used upon the River, called Bum Boats.

And the Counsel against the Bill being heard, by Way of Reply:

They were directed to withdraw.

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

King's Answer to the Address for an Account of Arms delivered up in The Highlands:

The Lord Delawarr acquainted the House, "That the Lords with White Staves (according to Order) had presented to His Majesty the Address of this House Yesterday, for an Account of Arms delivered up by the Highland Clans in Scotland; and that His Majesty had been graciously pleased to order the Account desired to be laid before the House."

Account of Arms delivered.

The Duke of Newcastle presented to the House (pursuant to the said Address),

"An Account of Arms and Warlike Weapons delivered up by the Clans and Tribes in The Highlands of Scotland, that were summoned, in the Year 1725, pursuant to the Act of Parliament in that Behalf; with the Times and Places when and where received, and the Numbers of the several Species so delivered up to the Commander in Chief in North Britain."

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

Against pulling down Turnpikes, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the 2d Reading of the Bill to explain the Act for punishing such Persons as shall pull down or destroy Turnpikes for repairing Highways, or Locks, or other Works erected by Authority of Parliament, for making Rivers navigable:

It is Ordered, That the said Bill be read a 2d Time on Wednesday next.

Woollen Manufactures, further Encouragement of, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An additional Act for the Encouragement of the Woollen Manufactures of this Kingdom, by the more effectual preventing the unlawful Exportation of the Woollen Manufactures of the Kingdom of Ireland to Foreign Parts."

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."

Bankrupts Bill:

The Order being read, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill to prevent the committing of Frauds by Bankrupts:

Judges to attend.

It is Ordered, That this House shall be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow Sevennight, the First Business; and that the Judges do then attend.

Act for repairing Kensington, Fulham, &c. Highways, to explain, Bill.

The last Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill for rendering more effectual an Act for repairing the Roads, in the Parishes of Kensington, Chelsea, and Fulham, and other Parishes, in the County of Middlesex:

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 28o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Fredericus Princeps Walliæ.

Epus. London.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Menevens.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Dux Graston, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Manchester.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Chesterfield, Senescallus.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Craufurd.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Morton.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Stair.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Effingham.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Harrington, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Malton.
Ds. Raymond.

PRAYERS.

Hall's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to vest in Mary Hall Widow certain Copyhold Lands, in the Manors of Bedlington and Chester en le Street, in the County of Durham, to sell the same, and thereby to perform the Trusts mentioned in the Will of Anne Hancock Widow, deceased."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Campbell against Aikenhead:

The House was informed, "That the Matters in Question, touching the Cause wherein Elizabeth Campbell Widow is Appellant, and John Aikenhead Respondent, were accommodated; wherefore it was desired that the said Appeal might be ordered to be dismissed."

And thereupon the Solicitors on both Sides were called in.

And Mr. Hamilton, for the Appellant, desiring the Dismission of the Appeal; and Mr. Dalrymple, for the Respondent, consenting thereunto:

They were directed to withdraw.

And being withdrawn:

Appeal dismissed, by Consent.

It is Ordered, That the said Appeal be accordingly dismissed.

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

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to establish and confirm an Agreement, made between John West Esquire, on the Behalf of his Daughters Mary West and Frances West, Infants, Sir Francis Vyvyan, and Mary Erisey, and to render the same effectual;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Two undivided Fourth Parts of the Manor of Greatham, and of other Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Sussex, the Estate of Barbara Mill and Frances Mill, Spinsters, in Trustees, to enable them to join in the Sale of the said entire Manor, Lands, and Hereditaments, for raising Portions for them and their Two Sisters;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Jeremy Sambrooke and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the effectual repairing the Highways between Dunstable and Hockcliffe, in the County of Bedford, by enlarging the Term and Powers granted by Two former Acts, one of the Ninth, and the other of the Twelfth, Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Cotter against E. Barrymore & al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Laurence Cotter Esquire is Appellant, and James Earl of Barrymore and others are Respondents:"

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

Judges of Opinion, Goods from Dunkirk ought to pay the high Duties.

Proposed, "To ask the Opinion of the Judges present, Whether, by Law, the Goods and Merchandize of the Growth and Product of France can be imported from Dunkirk, without paying French Duties."

And, the Question being put to the Judges accordingly;

The Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer answered, "That such Goods and Merchandize could not be imported without paying the high Duties."

Papers relating to Brandy from Dunkirk, to be considered.

Ordered, That the Papers laid before the House, relating to the Importation of Brandy from Dunkirk, as also the Treaties relating to that Place, be taken into Consideration on Wednesday next; and nothing to intervene; and the Lords to be summoned.

Sinking Fund, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further Application of the Sinking Fund, by paying off One Million of South Sea Stock; and for appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for making forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills, Lottery Tickets; and Orders, lost, burnt, or otherwise destroyed;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Late E. of Derwentwater's Estate Bill:

A Message was brought from the House of Commons; by the Lord Gage and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making void the several Contracts for Sale of the Estate of James late Earl of Derwentwater to William Smith Esquire; and also of the Annuity of Two Hundred Pounds, during the Life of Charles Radcliffe, and the Arrears thereof, to Mathew White Esquire, and the several Conveyances made in Pursuance of the same;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bills were severally read the First Time.

Committee to inspect Method of proceeding on Bills of this Sort.

Proposed, "That a Committee be appointed, to inspect Precedents of Bills of like Nature with that last mentioned, in order to consider of the proper Method of proceeding; and report to the House."

Accordingly the Lords following were named a Committee for that Purpose; (videlicet,)

Ld. President.
L. Chamberlain.
D. Rutland.
D. Kent.
D. Newcastle.
D. Greenwich.
M. Tweeddale.
L. Steward.
E. Northampton.
E. Westmorland.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Warrington.
E. Jersey.
E. Morton.
E. Dunmore.
E. Ilay.
E. Strafford.
E. Aylesford.
E. Cowper.
E. Effingham.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Winton.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Exon.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
Ld. Harrington.
L. Delawarr.
L. Clinton.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Hunsdon.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Lynne.
L. Carteret.
L. Haversham.
L. Montjoy.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Cadogan.
L. Malton.
L. Raymond.

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.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Message from H. C. to return the Justices of Peace Qualification Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further Qualification of Justices of the Peace;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

and the Bill for re-building Blandford.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better and more easy re-building of the Town of Blandford Forum, in the County of Dorset; and for determining Differences touching Houses and Buildings burnt down or demolished, by reason of the late dreadful Fire there;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Nevis and St. Christopher's Debentures, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, or the Lord High Treasurer, for the Time being, to make forth Standing Orders (according to an Act passed in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First) in Lieu of Nevis and St. Christopher's Debentures, made out in the Names of certain Proprietors, for their Losses, to such Persons who have purchased the said Debentures of their Attornies or Agents; the original Proprietors thereof, their Heirs, Executors, or Administrators, not claiming and making out their Property to such Debentures within the Time limited in the Act."

Ordered, That this House be put into a Committee thereupon, on this Day Month.

For disarming The Highlands, Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing an Act of the Eleventh Year of His late Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for more effectual disarming The Highlands, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland; and for the better securing the Peace and Quiet of that Part of the Kingdom."

Proposed, "To commit the Bill."

Which being objected to;

And Debate thereupon:

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall be committed?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Instruction, that the Highlanders change their Habits.

Ordered, That it be an Instruction to the said Committee, That they do receive a Clause, to oblige the Gentlemen in The Highlands of Scotland, and Possessors of Estates there, to change their Habits.

Moved, "That it be an Instruction to the said Committee, That they do receive a Clause, That no Person shall be capable of being a Justice of the Peace, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, or of acting as such, who is not qualified to be a Commissioner of Supply in one or other of the Counties of that Part of Great Britain; excepting always the Magistrates of Royal Boroughs, and His Majesty's Advocate and Solicitor General, for the Time being."

After Debate;

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

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Exportation of Hats from America, to prevent, Bill.

The last Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill to prevent the Exportation of Hats out of any of His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in America:

It is Ordered, That this House shall be put into a Committee, upon the said Bill, on this Day Sevennight.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Lunæ, primum diem Maii jam prox. sequent. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.