House of Lords Journal Volume 24
June 1733

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 24: June 1733', Journal of the House of Lords volume 24: 1732-1737 (1767-1830), pp. 291-311. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114009 Date accessed: 01 August 2014.


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June 1733

DIE Veneris, 1o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Bath. & Well.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Viscount Lonsdale, C. P. S.
Dux Devon, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Kingston.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Berks.
Comes Winchilsea & Nott.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Gainsborough.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Craufurd.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Morton.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Stair.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Ker.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Lymington.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Lovell.

PRAYERS.

Exporting Tea, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Time for Exportation of Tea."

Norton's Will, &c to be brought.

Ordered, That the proper Officer of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury do lay before this House, Copies of the several Papers produced and deposited in that Court, as the last Will, Codicils, and Testamentary Schedules, of Richard Norton, late of Southwick, in the County of Southampton, Esquire, deceased."

Harvest's Bill.

The Lord Delawarr reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Trustees certain Messuages, Houses, and Buildings, in Mark Lane, in the City of London, the Estate of George Harvest, an Infant, to be sold (subject to the Payment of Twenty Pounds, and Four Pounds and Ten Shillings per Annum, charged thereupon); and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to such Uses as the Premises to be sold now stand limited," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which they found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereunto."

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

Ballast Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of Lastage and Ballastage in the River Thames."

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. Thurston and Mr. Edwards:

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

Whale Fishery Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the further Encouragement of the Whale Fishery carried on by His Majesty's British Subjects."

Hughes et Ux. to be heard, against the Bill relating to Norton's Will.

Upon reading the Petition of Edward Hughes Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife; praying to be heard, by their Counsel, against the Bill to enable proper Persons to propound certain Papers, importing to be the last Will of Richard Norton Esquire, deceased:

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners may be heard, by their Counsel, as desired, at the Second Reading of the said Bill.

Sinking Fund, Appropriation, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty to apply Five Hundred Thousand Pounds, out of the Sinking Fund, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty-three; and for the further Disposition of the said Fund, by paying off One Million of South Sea Annuities; and for enabling His Majesty, out of the Monies arisen by Sale of Lands in the Island of Saint Christopher, to pay the Sum of Eighty Thousand Pounds for the Marriage Portion of the Princess Royal, and Ten Thousand Pounds to the Trustees for establishing the Colony of Georgia in America; and for making good all Deficiencies and Charges by taking of Broad Pieces into the Mint, out of the Coinage Duty; and for appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for issuing to the Sub-dean, Treasurer, and Steward, of the Collegiate Church of St. Peter Westminster, out of the Monies reserved for building Fifty new Churches within the Cities of London and Westminster, and the Suburbs thereof, and for making Provisions for the Ministers of the same, Four Thousand Pounds for the Repair of the said Collegiate Church, and Twelve Hundred Pounds for finishing the Dormitory belonging thereunto."

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 the former Messengers:

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

D. Kingston takes his Seat

This Day Evelyn Duke of Kingston sat first in Parliament, after the Death of his Grandfather Evelyn Duke of Kingston; having, at the Table, first taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Further Consideration of South Sea Matters proceeded in.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into further Consideration Matters relating to the South Sea Company.

And the present Directors of the said Company were called in; and examined, upon Oath, why the last Accompts laid before their Lordships were not signed by Mr. De Gols the Cashier, as well as the former; also, by whom the same were prepared; and whether the Returns made by the Committee were a full and sufficient Answer to the Orders of the House; likewise, what was become of the Trust-monies arising from the Estates of the former Directors and others, and by what Authority disposed of; whether the Company had any, or what, Standing Counsel to advise with.

Also examined, as to the Method of keeping their Books; and from whence the last Return was formed; and in whose Custody their Books are at present.

And then they were directed to withdraw.

Next, Mr. Read the Accomptant was called in, and examined, upon Oath, as to the making up the last Return.

And withdrew.

Then the Inspectors were called in; and examined, upon Oath, as to the extra Dividends; and out of what Money the same were made; and what Books and Vouchers were under their Inspection.

And withdrew.

Mr. Smith, the Secretary to the Company, called in; and examined upon Oath, as to what Notice had been given to the late and former Directors, that their Attendance was required.

And then he withdrew.

After which, the said late and former Directors were called in, and sworn; and examined, as to the Excess of Dividends, and out of what Money made; also touching certain Articles, or Items, contained in the Inspectors Report, out of what Money the Interest on the Bonds was paid, for a certain Period of Time.

And Sir John Eyles was heard at large, touching these Matters.

Mr. Bowles also heard, in relation to the same Matter.

And an Extract of the Minutes of the General Court, of the 1st of September 1721, containing their Resolution to have Four per Cent. Dividend for the Half Year ended at Midsummer 1721, though the Directors had proposed but £3. 6s. 8d. in Stock:

Also, an Extract of the Minutes of the General Court, of the 26th, 27th, 29th, and 31st of January 1727/8, relating to the Dividend for the Half Year ended at Christmas 1727, which the Directors proposed to be Two per Cent. but was resolved (by Ballot) should be Two and a Quarter per Cent. were delivered in by the said Sir John Eyles, and read.

And he and Mr. Bowles having made Observations thereupon:

Mr. Heathcote gave the House an Account of his Conduct when a Director, and of his disqualifying himself to quit the Company's Service.

After which, Sir John Eyles being further heard, as to any or what separate Accompt was kept of the Trust Cash, and by whom, and in what Manner:

And Mr. Bowles having made some further Observations:

They were all directed to withdraw.

Proposed, "To resolve, That it appears to this House, that the General Court of the South Sea Company did, on the 5th of December 1729, resolve, That the Court of Directors for the Time being should be the Trustees for this Company; to whom the present Trustees shall, in Obedience to the Act of the last Sessions of Parliament, surrender and deliver over the Effects, Books, Papers, and other Matters; vested in them by the Act 7th George 1st; and that it does not appear that there is any other Order of the General Court any wife relating to the Application or Disposition of the Monies arising to them from the Produce of the Estate of the late Directors and others."

And the same was agreed to.

Proposed likewise, "To resolve, That the applying the Produce of the Estates of the late Directors and others, without the Authority and Directions of the General Court of the South Sea Company, is contrary to Law."

And a Question being stated thereupon:

The previous Question was proposed, and put, Whether that Question shall be now put?

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Sabbati, 2o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Bath. & Well.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Bristol.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Viscount Lonsdale, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Devan, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Berks.
Comes Winchilsea & Nott.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Craufurd.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Morton.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Stair.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Ker.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Lymington.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Lovell.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Delawarr sat Speaker, by virtue of a former Commission.

Messages from H C. to return Brandon's Bill:

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Trustees the unsettled Estates of William Brandon deceased, to be sold, for Payment of a Debt due from him to the Crown; and for applying the Residue of the Money arising by such Sale, for the Benefit of his Family;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Making Agreement between Charitable Corporation and their Creditors effectual, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making effectual such Agreement as shall be made between the Charitable Corporation for Relief of industrious Poor, by assisting them with small Sums upon Pledges, at legal Interest, and their Creditors; and for the further disabling Sir Archibald Grant, William Burroughs, Richard Woolley, and Thomas Warren, from aliening or transporting their Estates or Effects;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That Notice thereof be given to the several Persons named therein.

Report, Committee on Plunket's Petition.

The Lord Viscount Falmouth reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Petition of Justin Plunket Esquire, setting forth, "That he has an Appeal depending in this House, from several Orders of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, made on the Behalf of William Weldon Esquire, particularly of an Order for sequestering the Rents of his whole Estate in that Kingdom;" and praying, "In regard the said Appeal cannot be heard this Session, that the House will make such Order and Declaration, for the Petitioner's Relief, as shall seem meet:" "That the Committee have met, and considered the Matter to them referred, and have heard the Agents on both Sides; and are of Opinion, That, upon the Appellant's Payment to the Respondent of the Sum of £.647. 0s. 10d. in the Petition mentioned, with Interest for the same from the Time the Officer's Report in this Cause was confirmed, and upon his giving or executing such Security as the said Court of Exchequer in Ireland shall think sufficient for the Performance of such Order and Decree as shall be made upon the hearing of the Appeal in this House, the Sequestration be suspended, and the Appellant admitted to receive the Rents and Profits of his Estate."

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

Exporting Tea, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Time for Exportation of Tea."

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

Report, Committee on Baillie's Appeal.

The Lord President reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Appeal of John Baillie of Walstoun, a Lunatic, by Anthony Hammond Esquire, his Committee; complaining of several Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, the last pronounced the 16th of February 1710; and to report to the House, "Whether the said Appeal be regularly and properly brought, pursuant to the Standing Order, limiting the Number of Years for bringing Appeals:" "That the Committee have met, and considered the Matter to them referred; and that there was produced to their Lordships a Copy of a Commission under the Great Seal, bearing Date the 24th of December 1731, to inquire of the Lunacy of the said John Baillie the Appellant; and that, by an Inquisition taken thereupon, the 14th of February following, it was found, "That the said Appellant was a Lunatic, and had been so for Four Months before."

That there was also produced to the Committee, a Certificate from Mr. Hamersley, Secretary to the Commissions of Lunacy, certifying, "That the Custody of the said Lunatic's Estate was granted to Anthony Hammond Esquire."

That there was also produced to their Lordships, a Tutory Dative, under the Seal of the Court of Exchequer in Scotland (dat. 26o Julii 1732), but not sealed till the 30th of March last, as appeared by an Endorsement thereon, granting the Custody of the Effects of the said Appellant to Three Persons therein named; but it being alledged, that a Breve of Idiotry is taken out in Scotland, to have it found before the Macers of the Court of Session there, that the said Baillie the Appellant is, and has been, an Idiot or Fatuus; and that a Commission is issued, for taking the Examinations of Witnesses upon that Fact; their Lordships think it proper to suspend giving any Opinion, whether the said Appeal be regularly brought pursuant to the said Standing Order, till the Matter in Question be determined upon the said Breve."

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

Rowley et Ux. against M' Lorinan et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Rowley and Arabella his Wife; complaining of an Order of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 8th Day of May last, made on re-hearing the Cause wherein Hugh M'Lorinan Gentleman was Plaintiff, and the Appellants and others were Defendants; and praying, "That the same may be reversed; and that the Order made on the original Hearing of the said Cause, whereby the said Plaintiffs Bill stands dismissed with Costs, may be affirmed:"

It is Ordered, That the said Hugh McLorinan, and Edward Brice, John Upton, Thomas McLorinan, and Thomas Hamersley, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and they are hereby required to put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Saturday the 7th Day of July next; and that Service of this Order on the said Respondents respective Six Clerks in the said Court of Chancery in Ireland be deemed good Service.

Charitable Corporation Lottery, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for appointing Commissioners, to examine, state, and report, who of the Sufferers in the Charitable Corporation are Objects of Compassion, according to the Descriptions therein mentioned; and for giving Relief to such Sufferers; and for enforcing the Laws made against Foreign Lotteries; and for empowering the said Commissioners to hear and determine the Claims of such Creditors and Proprietors of the said Corporation as have not made their Claims within the Time limited by an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, for taking, stating, and determining, all the Claims and Demands of the Creditors of the said Corporation, and of all Persons claiming any Share or Interest in the Stock or Fund of the said Corporation."

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

Stock-jobbing to prevent, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee again upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent the infamous Practice of Stock-jobbing."

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 some Amendments thereunto; which he was directed to report, when their Lordships will be pleased to receive the same."

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

Motion for a Select Committee to examine into the Proceedings of the South Sea Company:

The House being moved, "To appoint a Committee, to examine into the Proceedings of the South Sea Company:"

After Debate;

The Question was put, "Whether a Select Committee shall be appointed, of Twelve Lords, to be chosen by Ballot, to examine into the Transactions and Proceedings of the South Sea Company, from the Second Day of February 1720; and to lay their Report before this House?"

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Protest against rejecting it.

"Dissentient.

"1st, Because, the present Debt of the Kingdom being almost wholly incorporated into the Three great Companies, it behoves the Legislature, who are the proper Guardians of the public Creditors, to take all possible Care that they suffer no Injury in their Estates, by any Frauds committed in the Management of them; for, though the Directors are chosen by a General Court, they are invested with such extensive Powers, that they are capable, by abusing their Trust, of doing infinite Mischief to the Proprietors, unless their Proceedings are vigilantly watched and controuled by that Supreme Authority under whose Sanction they act, and by which only such Practices can be effectually prevented or punished.

"2dly, Because this House having been induced, by the Reasons beforementioned, to begin an Inquiry into the Management of the South Sea Company; we apprehend that our Honour is engaged to answer those Expectations which the Public had so justly conceived from it; and since the advanced Season of the Year will not permit us to finish this Examination during the present Session of Parliament, we apprehend, a Committee was the only proper Way left, to unravel such dark and intricate Affairs, which require a very nice Inspection into many voluminous Books; it appearing to us, by what we have seen and heard at our Bar, that the Accompts of this Company have been kept in a most confused, irregular, and unwarrantable Manner, in order, as we apprehend, to conceal Frauds, and defeat all Inquiries.

"3dly, Because, the great Distresses and Calamities of the Year 1720 having been occasioned by the Directors at that Time declaring such extravagant Dividends as the Company was not able to support, the Legislature have, in all their Acts relating to this Corporation which have passed since that Time, taken the utmost Care to prohibit and restrain the Directors from being guilty of the like Practices; yet, notwithstanding this, they have been so far from taking Warning by the Examples made of their Predecessors, that it appears by the Accompts laid before this House, that although, by the Cash which came into their Hands, and by the Sale of Four Millions of Stock to the Bank, and by the Loans of Stock, and otherwise, they were sufficiently enabled to pay off the Debt of Five Millions Four Hundred Thousand Pounds then owing by the Company, as in Justice and Prudence they ought to have done; yet, influenced, as we have Reason to believe, by the corrupt Views of some few, who may have assumed to themselves the whole Management of the Affairs of this Corporation, they left great Part of their Debt, on Bonds at Interest, unpaid; and, by unwarrantable Dividends out of the Money, in order to give a fallacious Value to their Stock, Multitudes of His Majesty's Subjects have been defrauded; and they have, without the Knowledge of the Proprietors, not only dissipated above Two Millions Three Hundred Thousand Pounds, received from the Directors Estates; but they have likewise brought a new Debt of Two Millions upon the Company, and thereby diminished the Capital of every Proprietor's Stock; by which Means great Injury and Injustice have, in numerous Instances, been done to Orphans and the Reversionary Heirs of these Estates, to the great Dishonour of the Public Faith, and Discredit of the Nation.

"4thly, Because, although the Directors applied to Parliament, in the Year 1727, for their Authority to dispose of the Produce of the Estates of the forfeiting Directors, pretended to be then remaining in their Hands; yet it appears, by the Accompts now before us, that the greatest Part of this Money had been before actually divided out in extraordinary Dividends; and when, in order to give some Colour to these Proceedings, they obtained an Act of Parliament to dispose of these Effects, they never called a General Court, to acquaint them with the State of this Accompt, or to take their Directions for the Application of any remaining Part of these Estates, notwithstanding they were expressly required so to do by the said Act.

"5thly, Because there is Reason to believe, from a general View of the same Accompts, that there are many Articles hitherto unexamined, under which a Multitude of Frauds may be concealed; such as buying, selling, creating, and issuing of Bonds; employing irregularly the Cash of the Company which lay in their Hands, whilst the Proprietors were paying Interest for Money borrowed of the Bank; in transacting Stock Abroad, and selling sictitious Stock at Home, with many other Practices of the like Nature, too long and various to be particularly explained: For these Reasons, we conceive, it was absolutely necessary to have appointed a Committee, as the only Method to distinguish the few who probably are criminal, from many Gentlemen who may at present lie unjustly under the same Imputation; especially at a Time when a Bill was actually depending, for dividing the Capital of this Company, Threefourths into Annuities, and leaving the remaining Quarter to a Trading Stock, with a large Debt and Demands upon it unliquidated, and the Value of it consequently unknown; which, should it pass into a Law, will, in all Probability, promote and encourage the infamous Practice of Stock-jobbing, to the Ruin of great Numbers of His Majesty's Subjects.

"6thly, Because the other House have frequently appointed Commissioners, to inspect the Public Accompts during the Interval of Parliament, as the only practicable Method of arriving at any Knowledge in such Affairs; a Method indeed too much disused of late Years: We therefore apprehend, that no just Objection either was, or could be, made to a Committee, which is perfectly agreeable to the Nature of our Constitution, cannot be of any Prejudice to the Company, and, being confined to a particular Inquiry, can give no Grounds of Apprehension to any, but those who are afraid it may lead to farther Discoveries of iniquitous Contracts and corrupt Bargains in the Settlement and Transactions of this Company since the Year 1720, which some Persons have endeavoured, with so much Industry, to conceal.

"7thly, Because we think it highly expedient, at this Time, to vindicate the Public Faith of the Nation; lest Foreigners should be induced, by the many Instances of Fraud and Corruption, which have been of late discovered in other Corporations, suddenly to withdraw their Effects out of our Funds, and thereby totally destroy Public Credit, and plunge us in inextricable Difficulties.

"8thly, Because the Arts made Use of, to divert us from our Duty, and defeat this Inquiry, give us Reasons to prosecute it with fresh Vigour; for Impunity of Guilt (if any such there is) is the strongest Encouragement to the Repetition of the same Practices in future Times, by chalking out a safe Method of committing the most flagitious Frauds, under the Protection of some corrupt and all-skreening Minister.

"9thly, For these Reasons, we think ourselves under an indispensable Obligation to vindicate our own Honour, by leaving our Testimonies in the Journals of this House, that we are not under the Influence of any Man whatsoever, whose Safety may depend on the Protection of Fraud and Corruption; and that we entered upon this Inquiry with a sincere and just Design of going to the Bottom of the Evil, and applying to it the most proper and effectual Remedies.

"Bedford.
Tweeddale.
Chesterfield.
Bathurst.
Strafford.
Coventry.
Cobham.
Berkshire.
Carteret.
Litchfield.
Suffolk.
Stair.
Montrose.
Bruce.
Marchmont.
Shaftesbury.
Masham.
Bridgewater.
Wa. & Nottingham.
Gower.
Thanet.
Craven."

Part of South Sea Stock to be made Annuities, Bill.

Then it being moved, "That the next Order of the Day, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, An Act for the converting a further Part of the Capital Stock of the South Sea Company into Annuities redeemable by Parliament; and for settling the remaining Part of the said Stock in the said Company," be now read:

The Question was proposed, and put, "Whether the House shall be now adjourned to Monday next, at Eleven a Clock?"

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Then the last mentioned Bill was (according to Order) read a Second Time.

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

River Dee Navigation, Bill.

The last Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee again upon the Bill for securing and preserving the Navigation of the River Dee:

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Monday next; and that the Hearing of the Appeal of Sir Thomas Prendergast, appointed for that Day, be put off to the Thursday following.

Adjourn.

Ds. Delawarr declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, quartum diem instantis Junii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 4o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Bristol.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Viscount Lonsdale, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Devon, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Pembroke & Montgomery.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick & Holland.
Comes Berks.
Comes Winchilsea & Nottingham.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon & Rochester.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Craufurd.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Stair.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Ker.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Effingham.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Lymington.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Harrington, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Lovell.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Delawarr sat Speaker, by virtue of a former Commission.

Receiving and continuing Laws, &c. Bill:

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making perpetual the several Acts therein mentioned, for the better Regulation of Juries; and for empowering the Justices of Session or Assizes, for the Counties Palatine of Chester, Lancaster, and Durham, to appoint a Special Jury, in Manner therein mentioned; and for continuing the Act for regulating the Manufacture of Cloth in the West Riding of the County of York, except a Clause therein contained; and for continuing an Act for the more effectual punishing wicked and evil-disposed Persons going armed in Disguise, and for other Purposes therein mentioned; and to prevent the cutting or breaking down the Bank of any River, or any Sea Bank; and to prevent the malicious cutting of Hop-binds; and for continuing an Act made in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Years of the Reign of King Charles the Second, for preventing Theft and Rapine on the Northern Borders of England; and for reviving and continuing certain Clauses in Two other Acts made for the same Purpose;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Exportation of Tea, Bill:

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Time for Exportation of Tea."

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

Whale Fishery, Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the further Encouragement of the Whale Fishery carried on by His Majesty's British Subjects."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Rutland.
D. Montrose.
D. Newcastle.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Tweeddale.
E. Warwick.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Litchfield.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Coventry.
E. Rothes.
E. Marchmont.
E. Ilay.
E. Strafford.
E. Cowper.
E. Ker.
E. Effingham.
Vis. Tadcaster.
Vis. Cobham.
Vis. Falmouth.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Sarum.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Landoff.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Harrington.
L. Delawarr.
L. Carteret.
L. Weston.
L. Haversham.
L. Gower.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Walpole.
L. Monson.
L. Lovell.

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

Sir Archibald Grant to be heard, by Counsel, concerning the Charitable Corporation Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Archibald Grant Baronet; praying, "That he may be allowed to be heard, by his Counsel, against a Clause in the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making effectual such Agreement as shall be made between the Charitable Corporation for Relief of industrious Poor, by assisting them with small Sums upon Pledges, at legal Interest, and their Creditors; whereby the Petitioner is disabled to alien his Effects:"

It is Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Wednesday next, the First Business; and that the Petitioner may be heard, as desired, at the said Second Reading, if he thinks fit.

River Dee Navigation, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee again upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to recover and preserve the Navigation of the River Dee, in the County Palatine of Chester."

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

And the Lord Lynne 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."

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the 3d Time on Friday next; and the Lords to be summoned.

Adjourn.

Ds. Delawarr declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, quintum diem instantis Junii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 5o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Bath. & Well.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Viscount Lonsdale, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Devon, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Craufurd.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Stair.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Effingham.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Lymington.
Ds. Harrington, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Lovell.

PRAYERS.

Message from H. C. to return the Bastard Children Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Parishes, and other Places, from such Charges as may arise from Bastard Children born within the same;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the Amendment made by their Lordships to the said Bill, with some Amendments, whereunto they desire (fn. 1) Concurrence.

Jasper to enter into a Recognizance for Rowley.

The House being moved, "That Edward Jasper Esquire may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for William Rowley, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he residing in Ireland:"

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

Norton's Will, &c. laid before the House.

The House being informed, "That an Officer of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury attended:"

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar (pursuant to the Order on Friday last),

"Copies of the several Papers deposited in that Court, as the last Will, Codicils, and Testamentary Schedules, of Richard Norton Esquire, deceased.

And then he withdrew.

Ordered, That the said Papers do lie on the Table.

Tomlyn's Petition, concerning a Writ of Error rejected.

Upon reading the Petition of John Tomlyn, Plaintiff in a Writ of Error returnable in Parliament, in which Edward Burden was Defendant; praying to be heard, by his Counsel, touching the Matters contained in his Petition; and that the Judges of the Court of King's Bench may be ordered to complete the Record, and One of them directed to bring it in:

And thereupon the Judges of that Court being severally heard, in relation to the Proceedings in the Cause in the said Court:

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be rejected.

Jenings to be recommended for a Reward for his Services in The Parliament-office.

Upon reading the Petition of John Jenings; setting forth, "That he has been a long Time employed in transcribing the Proceedings of this House, and was directed by the Clerk of the Parliaments to make Indexes, and supply the Omission of Marginal Notes in their Lordships Journals; and was, in the Year 1718, appointed to carry on and keep, from Time to Time, the Journal of the House; which Services the Petitioner has attended with the utmost Care and Diligence;" and praying, "In regard he hath not any settled Reward, that he may be recommended to His Majesty, for His Royal Bounty, in such Manner as may be thought proper:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be recommended to His Majesty, by the Lord Chancellor, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.

Burroughs to be heard by Counsel:

Upon reading the Petition of William Burroughs Esquire; praying to be heard, by Counsel, against a Clause in a Bill depending in this House, to disable him from aliening his Effects:

Warren's Petition to the same Purpose:

Also, upon reading the Petition of Thomas Warren; praying to be heard, by Counsel, against the same Clause, disabling him to alien his Effects:

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners may be heard, by their Counsel, as desired, at the Second Reading of the Bill wherein the said Clause is contained, which is appointed for Wednesday next.

Tilson's Petition referred to Committee on Charitable Corporation Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of George Tilson; praying, That this House will not suffer him to be cut out from the Relief intended by the Bill depending in this House, for appointing Commissioners, to report who of the Sufferers in the Charitable Corporation are Objects of Compassion:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House to whom the said Bill stands committed.

Denham against Baillie.

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Archibald Denham of Westshield Advocate; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 23d of November 1731; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary, of the 30th of the same Month; and likewise of Two other Interlocutors of the said Lords of Session, of the 22d of November and 15th of December 1732, adhering to their former Interlocutor, made on the Behalf of James Baillie Writer to the Signet; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:" As also upon the Answer of the said James Baillie put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors reversed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutor of the 23d of November 1731, whereby the Lords of Session found, "That the Estate of Westshield is still affectable by the Pursuer, as Creditor to the deceased Robert Baillie, alias Denham;" as also the said subsequent Interlocutors complained of in the said Appeal, be, and the same are hereby, reversed.

The Orders of the Day being read:

York Buildings Company, Bill:

It is Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the Bill relating to the York Buildings Company, on Friday next.

Norton's Will, Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill in relation to the late Mr. Norton's Will, and hearing Counsel for and against the same, be put off till Tomorrow, at Twelve a Clock.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 6o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Bath. & Well.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Bristol.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Viscount Lonsdale, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Devon, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Kingston.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Pembroke & Montgomery.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick & Holland.
Comes Winchilsea & Nottingham.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon & Rochester.
Comes Gainsborough.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Craufurd.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Stair.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford & Co. Mortimer.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Ker.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Lymington.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Harrington, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Lovell.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Delawarr sat Speaker, by virtue of a former Commission.

Jackson's Petition:

Upon reading the Petition of George Jackson, late One of the Assistants of the Charitable Corporation; praying, "That the same Favour may be extended to him, as he is informed is, by the Bill for Relief of the unhappy Sufferers in the said Corporation, granted to Walter Molesworth and William Arsleby Esquires:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House to whom the said Bill stands committed.

Woolley to be heard, by Counsel:

Upon reading the Petition of Richard Woolley; praying, "That he may be heard, by his Counsel, against a Clause in the Bill for disabling him with others from aliening their Estates:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner may be heard, at the Second Reading of the said Bill, as desired.

Blackerby's Petition;

A Petition of Nathaniel Blackerby;

Milner's; and

Also, a Petition of Thomas Milner;

Sir John Shadwell and others:

And likewife, a Petition of Sir John Shadwell, John Edwin, Bennet Langton, Thomas Edwin, and Edmond Clarke, Esquires;

Were severally presented to the House, and read; praying, "In Consideration of their great Losses, that they may be Partakers of the Relief intended by the Bill for the Relief of the Sufferers in the Charitable Corporation, by Way of Lottery."

It is Ordered, That the said Petitions be severally referred to the Committee of the whole House to whom the said Bill stands committed.

Petition of the Creditors of the Charitable Corporation:

Upon reading the Petition of the several Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, in Behalf of themselves and the rest of the Creditors of the Charitable Corporation; praying, "That such Part of the Bill for making effectual such Agreement as shall be made between the said Corporation and their Creditors, as concerns the Petitioners, may be agreed to:"

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

Petition of the Executors of Thomas Beake.

Upon reading the Petition of Gregory Beake and William Sharpe, Executors of Thomas Beake deceased; praying, "That they may have the same Benefit, under the Bill for Relief of the Sufferers in the Charitable Corporation, by Way of Lottery, as is thereby intended for Walter Molesworth and William Aislabie Esquires:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House to whom the said Bill stands committed.

Message from H. C. to return Hatvest's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Trustees certain Messuages, Houses, and Buildings, in Mark Lane, in the City of London, the Estate of George Harvest, an Infant, to be sold (subject to the Payment of Twenty Pounds, and Four Pounds and Ten Shillings, per Annum, charged thereupon); and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to such Uses as the Premises to be sold now stand limited;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Exportation of Tea, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Time for Exportation of Tea."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Norton's Will, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable certain Persons to propound the Papers importing to be the last Will, Codicils, and Testamentary Schedules, of Richard Norton, late of Southwick, in the County of Southampton, Esquire, deceased, in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, and to sue for Administration with the same annexed;" and for hearing Counsel, as well for as against the same:

And the said Bill was read a Second Time.

And Counsel were accordingly called in, and heard, as well for as against the said Bill.

And then they were directed to withdraw.

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

Lord President.
L. Privy Seal.
L. Steward.
D. Somerset.
D. Montagu.
D. Newcastle.
D. Chandos.
D. Dorset.
D. Bridgewater.
Marq. Tweeddale.
E. Northampton.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Coventry.
E. Dunmore.
E. Marchmont.
E. Ilay.
E. Strafford.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Pomfret.
E. Ashburnham.
Vis. Tadcaster.
Vis. Falmouth.
Vis. Lymington.
L. B. London.
L. B. Winton.
L. B. Oxon.
L. B. Sarum.
L. B. Bangor.
L. B. Norwich.
L. B. Bristol.
L. Percy.
L. Delawarr.
L. Bruce.
L. Carteret.
L. Wesion.
L. Gower.
L. Masham.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Lovell.

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

Charitable Corporation Lottery, Bill:

The next Order of the Day, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill for Relief of the Sufferers in the Charitable Corporation, by Way of Lottery, being read:

Petition of Masters in Chancerys:

A Petition of Robert Holford, John Bennet, James Lightboun, William Kynaston, and Francis Elde, Esquires, was presented to the House, and read; praying, "That it may be fixed and ascertained, by the Bill last mentioned, to whom the Money to be paid in by the Adventurers towards raising the £. 500,000. shall be paid; or that the Powers given the Petitioners relating thereto may be lodged in such other Persons as this House shall think proper."

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House to whom the said Bill stands committed.

Petition for the Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of the Proprietors and Creditors of the Charitable Corporation, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, in Behalf of themselves and other such Proprietors and Creditors who are Sufferers in the said Corporation; praying, "That the Bill last before mentioned may pass, or that the Petitioners may be otherwise relieved:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House to whom the said Bill stands committed.

Orders of the Day put off.

The remaining Orders of the Day being read:

It is Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill for making effectual such Agreement as shall be made between the Charitable Corporation and their Creditors be put off to Friday next; when the Petitioners against the said Bill may be heard, by their Counsel, if they think fit.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee of the whole House, of the Amendments made to the Bill to prevent the infamous Practice of Stock-jobbing, be received on Friday next.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the Bill for converting a further Part of the South Sea Stock into Annuities, on Friday next; and the Lords to be summoned.

Charitable Corporation Lottery, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, for appointing Commissioners to report who of the Sufferers in the Charitable Corporation are Objects of Compassion; and for giving them Relief.

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

And the Lord Viscount Falmouth reported from the said Committee, "That they had made a Progress in the Bill; and desired 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 again, upon the said Bill, on Saturday next.

Against removing Actions from inserior Courts, Bill.

Ordered, That the Report of the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill for the further avoiding of vexatious Delays, caused by removing Actions and Suits out of inferior Courts, be received To-morrow.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 7o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Fredericus Princeps Walliæ.

Epus. London.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Bath. & Well.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Ds. Wilmington, Præses.
Viscount Lonsdale, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick & Holland.
Comes Berks.
Comes Winchilsea & Nott.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Craufurd.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Stair.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford & Co. Mortimer.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Lymington.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Lovell.

PRAYERS.

Against Delays by removing Actions from inferior Courts, Bill.

The Lord Delawarr (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further avoiding vexatious Delays, caused by removing Actions and Suits out of inferior Courts," 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.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the 3d Time on Saturday next; and the Lords to be summoned.

Message from H. C. to return Ballast Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of Lastage and Ballastage in the River Thames;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Norton's Will, Bill.

The Lord Delawarr reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable certain Persons to propound the Papers, importing to be the last Will, Codicils, and Testamentary Schedules, of Richard Norton, late of Southwick, in the County of Southampton, Esquire, deceased, in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, and to sue for Administration with the same annexed," was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and gone through the same, and made One Amendment; which he was ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Whale Fishery, Bill.

The Lord Delawarr also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further Encouragement of the Whale Fishery carried on by His Majesty's British Subjects," was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and gone through the same, without any Amendment."

Bastard Children, Bill:

The House took into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to a Proviso added by their Lordships to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Parishes, and other Places, from such Charges as may arise from Bastard Children born within the same."

And the same, being read Twice by the Clerk, were, with an Amendment to the First Amendment, agreed to.

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

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

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

Quarantine Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for reviving so much of the Act made in the First Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act to oblige Ships coming from Places insected more effectually to perform their Quarantine; and for the better preventing the Plague being brought from Foreign Parts into Great Britain or Ireland, or the Isles of Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, Sark, or Man, and to hinder the spreading of Infection," as relates to the performing of Quarantine, and preventing the spreading of Infection; and to enable His Majesty to prohibit Commerce with any Country or Place infected with the Plague, for a certain Time therein limited;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Petition, Creditors York Buildings Company, against the York Building Company Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of several Loan and Bond Creditors of the Corporation of the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising the Thames Water in York Buildings, on Behalf of themselves and the other Creditors of the said Corporation; praying, "That they may be permitted to be heard, by themselves or Counsel, against the Bill for stating and determining the Demands of that Corporation, their Proprietors and Creditors respectively; and for the better securing the Effects belonging to the said Corporation:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House to whom the said Bill stands committed; and that the Petitioners may be heard, as desired, before the said Committee.

Conference to be desired with H. C.

Ordered, That a Conference be desired with the House of Commons, to the End that the Grounds upon which the said Bill proceeded in that House may appear the more plainly to the Lords.

Then the Lords following were appointed a Committee, to prepare what shall be offered to the Commons, at the Conference; (videlicet,)

Lord President.
L. Chamberlain.
D. Montagu.
D. Newcastle.
D. Dorset.
Marq. Tweeddale.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Ilay.
E. Strafford.
Vis. Tadcaster.
Vis. Falmouth.
Vis. Lymington.
Vis. Torrington.
L. B. London. L. Harrington.
L. Delawarr.
L. Carteret.
L. Gower.
L. Bathurst.

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.

Sir Thomas Prendergast against Oshaghnassy, &c.:

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Sir Thomas Prendergast Baronet; complaining of an Order of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, made the 5th of July 1729, directing the Trial of an Issue at Law, and several subsequent Orders and Proceedings of the said Court, made in a Cause wherein the Appellant was Plaintiff, and Joseph Oshaghnassy and Francis Enraght were Defendants; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:" As also upon the Answers of the said Joseph Oshaghnassy and Francis Enraght put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered thereupon:

Order for a Re-hearing.

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That it be, and is hereby, remitted back to the said Court of Chancery in Ireland, for the Lord Chancellor of that Kingdom to hear the Cause a Second Time upon the whole Matter, and make such Order or Decree therein as shall be just.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 8o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Dunclm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Bath. & Well.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Bristol.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Viscount Lonsdale, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Devon, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Pembroke & Montgomery.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick & Holland.
Comes Berks.
Comes Winchilsea & Nottingham.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon & Rochester.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Craufurd.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Morton.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Stair.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford & Co. Mortimer.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Ker.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Effingham.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Lymington.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Harrington, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Lovell.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Delawarr sat Speaker, by virtue of a former Commission.

Dutchess of Hamilton against Sir T. Orby; Appeal referred to a Committee.

An Appeal of Eliz. Dutchess of Hamilton was presented, and read; complaining of a Decree made by the Master of the Rolls, the 30th of June 1719, in a Cause wherein Sir Thomas Orby and the Lady Charlott his Wife were Plaintiffs, and the Appellant and one Richard Vernon an Attorney Defendants; and also of an Order made by the Lord Chancellor, the 15th of March last, for dismissing the Appellant's Petition, for re-hearing the Cause.

It is Ordered, That the Lords following be appointed a Committee, to consider of the said Appeal, and report what they shall think proper thereupon to the House; (videlicet,)

L. President.
L. Privy Seal.
D. Montrose.
D. Chandos.
D. Dorset.
D. Bridgewater.
Marq. Tweeddale.
E. Northampton.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Coventry.
E. Craufurd.
E. Morton.
E. Dunmore.
E. Ilay.
E. Strafford.
E. Ker.
Vis. Tadcaster.
Vis. Falmouth.
L. B. London.
L. B. Sarum.
L. B. Bangor.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. B. Bristol.
L. Delawarr.
L. Bruce.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Lynne.
L. Carteret.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Walpole.
L. Lovell.

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 Agents on both Sides do attend the said Committee.

Quarantine Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for reviving so much of the Act made in the First Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act to oblige Ships coming from Places infected more effectually to perform their Quarantine, and for the better preventing the Plague being brought from Foreign Parts into Great Britain or Ireland, or the Isles of Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, Sark, or Man, and to hinder the spreading of Infection," as relates to the performing of Quarantine, and preventing the spreading of Infection; and to enable His Majesty to prohibit Commerce with any Country or Place infected with the Plague, for a certain Time therein limited."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet To-morrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Petitions of Selby and Sir Philip Astley for Relief in Charitable Corporation.

A Petition of Ralph Selby Esquire:

Also, a Petition of Sir Philip Astley Baronet;

Were severally presented to the House, and read; praying, "That they may have the Benefit of the Relief intended by the Bill for appointing Commissioners, to report who of the Sufferers in the Charitable Corporation are Objects of Compassion, and other Purposes."

And the said Petitions were severally ordered to be referred to the Committee of the whole House to whom the said Bill stands committed.

Norton's Will, Bill.

The Lord Viscount Falmouth (according to Order) reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable certain Persons to propound the Papers, importing to be the last Will, Codicils, and Testamentary Schedules, of Richard Norton, late of Southwick, in the County of Southampton, Esquire, deceased, in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, and to sue for Administration with the same annexed," 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.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time To-morrow.

Stock-jobbing to prevent, Bill.

The Lord Viscount Falmouth also (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent the infamous Practice of Stock-jobbing," was committed, the Amendments made by the Committee to the said Bill.

Which being read Twice by the Clerk; the First Amendment was disagreed to, but the Residue were agreed to by the House; and other Amendments were made to the Bill.

River Dee, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to recover and preserve the Navigation of the River Dee, in the County Palatine of Chester."

A Clause was offered, to be added to the said Bill, by Way of Rider, to provide, "That Sir John Glynn Baronet, or any other Owners of Land on the South Side of the said River, should not be restrained from using thereof, so that the Navigation, or Powers to be given, should not be obstructed; nor from enjoying a Right of Fishery in the new Channel."

And the same being read Twice:

It was proposed, "To read the said Rider the Third Time."

After Debate;

The Question was put thereupon.

And it was Resolved in the Negative.

Then 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. Elde and Mr. Edwards:

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

The remaining Orders of the Day being read:

York Buildings Company, Bill.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the Bill relating to the York Buildings Company, on Monday next.

Charitable Corporation Lottery, Bill.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee, to consider further of the Bill for Relief of the Sufferers in the Charitable Corporation, also on Monday next.

South Sea Annuities, Bill.

The last Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the converting a further Part of the Capital Stock of the South Sea Company into Annuities, redeemable by Parliament; and for settling the remaining Part of the said Stock in the said Company."

It was moved, "That it be an Instruction to the said Committee, that they do take Care that the Capital Stock of the South Sea Company, remaining a Trading Stock, may be redeemable by Parliament after the 24th of June 1743."

Which being objected to:

After Debate;

The Question was put, upon the said Motion.

And it was Resolved in the Negative.

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

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

And the Lord Lovell 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."

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time To-morrow.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Sabbati, 9o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsente fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Bath. & Well.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Viscount Lonsdale, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Devon, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Berks.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Craufurd.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Morton.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Stair.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Ker.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Effingham.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Harrington, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Walpole.

PRAYERS.

Norton's Will, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable certain Persons to propound the Papers, importing to be the last Will, Codicils, and Testamentery Schedules, of Richard Norton, late of Southwick, in the County of Southampton, Esquire, deceased, in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury; and to sue for Administration with the same annexed."

It was proposed, "In the 33d Line of the 4th Press, to leave out ["all"]."

And the same was agreed to.

And it was likewise agreed, "After ["shall"], in the next Line, to insert ["all"]."

Then 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.

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Thomas Bennet and Mr. Edwards:

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

Whale Fishery, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the further Encouragement of the Whale Fishery carried on by His Majesty's British Subjects."

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 the former Messengers:

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

Stockjobbing to prevent, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent the infamous Practice of Stockjobbing."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill, with the Amendments, 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 several Amendments, whereunto their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Sir Robert Austin & al. against Sir John Leigh.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Sir Robert Austen Baronet, Peter Burrell Esquire, (Executors and Trustees of Sir Samuel Lennard Baronet deceased,) Mary Johnson, Samuel Lennard and Thomas Lennard Infants, by the said Mary Johnson their Guardian; complaining of an Order of the Court of Chancery, of the 16th of April last, affirming a Decree of the same Court, of the 28th of February 1731, made in a Cause wherein Sir John Leigh Knight was Plaintiff, and the Appellants were Defendants; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, and the Appellants relieved:"

It is Ordered, That the said Sir John Leigh may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and he is hereby required to put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Saturday the 23d Day of this Instant June.

Message from H. C. to return Bastard Children Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Parishes, and other Places, from such Charges as may arise from Bastard Children born within the the same;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the Amendment made by their Lordships to One of the Amendments made by the Commons to One of their Lordships Amendments to the said Bill.

Godfrey's Petition, for Relief of Charitable Corporation Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of Franklyn Godfrey Spinster, an Infant; praying, "That such Relief may be given her, by the Bill for appointing Commissioners to report who of the Sufferers in the Charitable Corporation are Objects of Compassion, as to the House shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House to whom the said Bill stands committed; and that their Lordships do receive a Clause for the Petitioner's Relief, as also Clauses for the Relief of former Petitioners, and likewise for Mr. Molesworth and Mr. Aislabie.

Then the House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee again upon the last mentioned Bill.

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 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 on Tuesday next.

South Sea Annuities, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the converting a further Part of the Capital Stock of the South Sea Company into Annuities, redeemable by Parliament; and for settling the remaining Part of the said Stock in the said Company."

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 the former Messengers:

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

Delays by removing Actions from inferior Courts, to prevent, Bill.

The remaining Order of the Day, for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further avoiding vexatious Delays, caused by removing Actions and Suits out of inferior Courts," being read:

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time on this Day Sevennight.

Committee, Conference about York Buildings Company Bill, revived.

Ordered, That the Committee, appointed to prepare what shall be offered at a Conference, to be desired with the Commons, to the End that the Grounds upon which the Bill relating to the York Buildings Company proceeded in that House may appear the more plainly to the Lords, be revived; and meet on Tuesday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Message from H. C. to return Norton's Will Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable certain Persons to propound the Papers, importing to be the last Will, Codicils, and Testamentary Schedules, of Richard Norton, late of Southwick, in the County of Southampton, Esquire, deceased, in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, and to sue for Administration with the same annexed;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Clerk Assistant's Petition, for Mr. Cowper to come to an Accompt with him, about Engrossment Fees.

Upon reading the Petition of James Merest, Clerk Assistant in this most Honourable House; setting forth, That, in the Table of Fees, it is particularly specisied, that the Fees of the Engrossment of Bills shall belong to the Clerk Assistant; notwithstanding which, and the solemn Declaration of the Sense of the House, "That where it is by the said Table particularly specisied to which Clerk or Officer any Fee belongs, the same should be paid to such Clerk or Officer accordingly;" yet Mr. Cowper, Clerk of the Parliaments, having procured several Sums of Money belonging to the Petitioner to be paid to himself, refuses to accompt on the Foot of the said Table of Fees;" and praying, "That the said Mr. Cowper may be required to come to an Accompt with him upon the Foot of the said Article of Engrossments:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be taken into Consideration on Tuesday next; and that Mr. Cowper have Notice thereof.

York Buildings Company, Bill.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the Bill relating to the York Buildings Company, on Tuesday next.

Charitable Corporation Creditors Relief, Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill for making effectual such Agreement as shall be made between the Charitable Corporation and their Crediditors, and disabling Sir Archibald Grant and others from aliening their Estates or Effects, be put off to Tuesday next; when the several Petitioners against a Clause in the said Bill may be heard, by their Counsel, if they think fit.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 12o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Dunclm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Viscount Lonsdale, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
2. Dux Manchester.
1. Dux Newcastle.
March. Twceddale.
Comes Pembroke & Montgomery.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick & Holland.
Comes Winchilsea & Nottingham.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Gainsborough.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Morton.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Stair.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Harrington, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Lovell.

PRAYERS.

Fitz Gerald, a Clerk in the Parliament-office, to be recommended to His Majesty.

Upon reading the Petition of Edmund Fitz Gerald, One of the Out Clerks attending this most Honourable House; praying, "In regard the Services of others of the Clerks have been considered, and the Petitioner having been employed in The Parliament-office upwards of Eighteen Years, and having no Fees; that his Services may be also considered."

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be recommended, by the Lord Chancellor, to His Majesty, for His Royal Bounty, for his Services, as His Majesty in His great Wisdom shall think fit.

Cowper, Clerk of the Parliaments, Petition to he on the Table.

Upon reading the Petition of William Cowper Esquire, Clerk of the Parliaments; praying, "That the Clerk Assistant may be required to perform the Agreement between them, and come to an Accompt upon the Foot of the same:"

And thereupon the House being informed, "That both the Persons aforementioned were willing to refer the Consideration of the Matter in Dispute to the Committee for perusing the Journal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table.

Report, Committee on the Dutchess of Hamilton's Appeal.

The Lord Delawarr reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of an Appeal of Elizabeth Dutchess of Hamilton; complaining of a Decree made by the Master of the Rolls, the 30th of June 1719, in a Cause wherein Sir Thomas Orby and the Lady Charlott his Wife were Plaintiffs, and the Appellant and one Richard Vernon an Attorney Defendants; and also of an Order made by the Lord Chancellor, the 15th of March last, dismissing the Appellant's Petition for rehearing the Cause: "That the said Committee have met, upon Consideration of the said Appeal; and were attended by the Agents on both Sides: And being informed that the Appellant desired Leave to amend her said Appeal, and confine her Complaint only to the said Order for dismissing her Petition for a Rehearing; their Lordships are of Opinion, the Appeal, when so amended, should be received; but not to stay Proceedings below, until Security be given by the Appellant, to the Satisfaction of the Court of Chancery, to abide such Order or Judgement of this House as shall be made or given upon hearing the said Appeal."

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

Lord Hervey, called by Writ, introduced.

John Hervey, of Ickworth, in the County of Suffolk, Chevalier, Eldest Son of John Earl of Bristol, having received His Majesty's Writ to summon him to sit in this present Parliament, was (in his Robes) introduced, between the Lord Delawarr and the Lord Walpole, also in their Robes; the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King of Arms, and the Lord Great Chamberlain of England, preceding.

His Lordship presented his said Writ to the Lord Chancellor, on his Knee, at the Woolsack; who delivered it to the Clerk.

And the same was read, at the Table, as follows:

"George the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor John Hervey, of Ickworth, in Our County of Suffolk, Chevalier, Vice Chamberlain of Our Household, Greeting. Whereas Our Parliament, for difficult and urgent Affairs, concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and Church, is now met at Our City of Westminster; We command you, by the Faith and Love with which you are bound to Us, strictly enjoining, that, considering the Difficulty and imminent Dangers of the said Affairs, all Excuse whatsoever ceasing, you be personally present at Our aforesaid Parliament, with Us, and the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers, of Our said Kingdom, to treat about the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice; and this, as you love Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs, in no wife omit.

"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Eleventh Day of June, in the Seventh Year of Our Reign.

"Bisse & Bray."

Which being done; his Lordship came to the Table; and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; and was then placed on the Barons Bench, in his Father's Barony.

Charitable Corporation Lottery, Bill.

The Lord Viscount Falmouth (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for appointing Commissioners, to examine, state, and report, who of the Sufferers in the Charitable Corporation are Objects of Compassion, according to the Descriptions therein mentioned, and for giving Relief to such Sufferers; and for enforcing the Laws made against Foreign Lotteries; and for empowering the said Commissioners to hear and determine the Claims of such Creditors and Proprietors of the said Corporation as have not made their Claims within the Time limited by an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, for taking, stating, and determining, all the Claims and Demands of the Creditors of the Corporation, and of all Persons claiming any Share or Interest in the Stock or Fund of the said Corporation," was committed, the Amendments made by the Committee to the said Bill.

Which being read Twice by the Clerk; the First Amendment was agreed to, with an Amendment; the several Clauses for Relief of the Petitioners disagreed with; and other Amendments agreed to.

The remaining Orders of the Day being read:

York Buildings Company, Bill.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the Bill relating to the York Buildings Company, on Friday next.

Charitable Corporation Creditors, Bill.

Then Counsel (according to Order) were called in, to be heard, at the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, An Act for making effectual such Agreement as shall be made between the Charitable Corporation for Relief of industrious Poor, by assisting them with small Sums upon Pledges, at legal Interest, and their Creditors; and for the further disabling Sir Archibald Grant, William Burroughs, Richard Woolley, and Thomas Warren, from aliening or transporting their Estates or Effects."

And the said Bill was read a 2d Time.

And Counsel, for and against the Clause disabling the several Persons therein mentioned from aliening their Estates, were heard.

And then they were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, presently; and that it be an Instruction to the said Committee, "To leave out the said Clause disabling the Persons therein mentioned from aliening their Estates."

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

Ordered, That the said Report be now received.

Accordingly his Lordship reported the said Amendments.

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

Quarantine Bill.

The Lord Delawarr reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for reviving so much of the Act made in the First Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act to oblige Ships coming from Places infected more effectually to perform their Quarantine; and for the better preventing the Plague being brought from Foreign Parts into Great Britain or Ireland, or the Isles of Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, Sark, or Man, and to hinder the spreading of Infection," as relates to the performing of Quarantine, and preventing the spreading of Infection; and to enable His Majesty to prohibit Commerce with any Country or Place infected with the Plague, for a certain Time therein limited," was committed: "That they had gone through the said Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ryan against Comyn & al.:

The House was informed, "That a Person attended, in order to deliver in several Pleadings and Proceedings, in the Cause wherein Jane Ryan Widow is Appellant, and Nicholas Comyn and others are Respondents."

Pleadings proved.

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

And then he was directed to withdraw.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 13o Junii.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Fredericus Princeps Walliæ.

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Viscount Lonsdale, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea & Nott.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Morton.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Stair.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Lymington.
Ds. Harrington, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Lovell.

PRAYERS.

Charitable Corporation Lottery, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for appointing Commissioners, to examine, state, and report, who of the Sufferers in the Charitable Corporation are Objects of Compassion, according to the Descriptions therein mentioned; and for giving Relief to such Sufferers; and for enforcing the Laws made against Foreign Lotteries; and for empowering the said Commissioners to hear and determine the Claims of such Creditors and Proprietors of the said Corporation as have not made their Claims within the Time limited by an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, for taking, stating, and determining, all the Claims and Demands of the Creditors of the said Corporation, and of all Persons claiming any Share or Interest in the Stock or Fund of the said Corporation."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

Quarantine Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for reviving so much of the Act made in the First Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act to oblige Ships coming from Places infected more effectually to perform their Quarantine; and for the better preventing the Plague being brought from Foreign Parts into Great Britain or Ireland, or the Isles of Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, Sark, or Man; and to hinder the spreading of Infection," as relates to the performing of Quarantine, and preventing the spreading of Infection; and to enable His Majesty to prohibit Commerce with any Country or Place infected with the Plague, for a certain Time therein limited."

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 the former Messengers:

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

Charitable Corporation Creditors, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making effectual such Agreement as shall be made between the Charitable Corporation for Relief of industrious Poor, by assisting them with small Sums upon Pledges, at legal Interest, and their Creditors; and for the further disabling Sir Archibald Grant, William Burroughs, Richard Woolley, and Thomas Warren, from aliening or transporting their Estates."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill, with the Amendment, 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.

Address concerning the Trade of the Plantations:

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, "That He will be graciously pleased to give Directions to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, to prepare during the Recess, and lay before this House at their next Meeting, an Account of the Laws made, Manufactures set up, and Trade carried on, in any of His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations in America, which may have affected, or do affect, the Trade, Navigation, and Manufactures, of this Kingdom; distinguishing when any such Manufactures were first set up, what Progress have been made therein, and what Orders or Instructions have been given to discourage the same; and when any such Trade was first carried on; and what Directions have been given, or Methods taken, to put a Stop thereto.

Accompt of Interest on Navy Bills to be given.

"Also, That His Majesty will be graciously pleased to give Directions to the proper Officers, to prepare during the Recess, and lay before this House at their next Meeting, an Accompt of the Money which has been paid for Interest on Navy and Victualing Bills, from Michaelmas 1723, to Christmas 1732; distinguishing the Money paid each Year, together with the Amount of the Sum in Navy and Victualing Bills running at Interest at Christmas 1732."

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

Messages from H. C. to return the Charitable Corporation Lottery Bill:

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Colonel Bladen and others:

To return the Bill for appointing Commissioners, to examine, state, and report, who of the Sufferers in the Charitable Corporation are Objects of Compassion, and other Purposes; and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

and Corporation Creditors Relief, Bill.

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

To return the Bill for making effectual such Agreement as shall be made between the Charitable Corporation and their Creditors, and (fn. 2) other Purposes; and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

The King present:

His Majesty, being seated on His Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended with His Officers of State; the Prince of Wales, in his Robes, sitting in his Place on His Majesty's Right Hand; the Lords being also in their Robes; the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod received His Majesty's Commands to signify to the Commons, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure, that 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 Bill to be passed, delivered the same to the Clerk; who brought it to the Table; where the Clerk of the Crown read the Title of that and the Titles of the other Bills ready for the Royal Assent, as follow:

Bills passed.

"1. An Act for enabling His Majesty to apply Five Hundred Thousand Pounds, out of the Sinking Fund, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty-three; and for the further Disposition of the said Fund, by paying off One Million of South Sea Annuities; and for enabling His Majesty, out of the Monies arisen by Sale of Lands in the Island of St. Christopher, to pay the Sum of Eighty Thousand Pounds for the Marriage Portion of the Princess Royal, and Ten Thousand Pounds to the Trustees for establishing the Colony of Georgia in America; and for making good all Deficiencies and Charges by taking of Broad Pieces into the Mint, out of the Coinage Duty; and for appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for issuing to the Sub-dean, Treasurer, and Steward, of the Collegiate Church of St. Peter, Westminster, out of the Monies reserved for building Fifty New Churches within the Cities of London and Westminster, and the Suburbs thereof, and for making Provisions for the Ministers of the same, Four Thousand Pounds for the Repair of the said Collegiate Church, and Twelve Hundred Pounds for finishing the Dormitory belonging thereunto."

To this Bill the Royal Assent was pronounced in these Words; (videlicet,)

"Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets, accepte lcur Benevolence, & ainsi le veult."

"2. An Act to prevent the coining or counterfeiting any of the Gold Coins commonly called Broad Pieces."

"3. An Act for making perpetual the several Acts therein mentioned, for the better Regulation of Juries; and for empowering the Justices of Session or Assizes, for the Counties Palatine of Chester, Lancaster, and Durham, to appoint a Special Jury, in Manner therein mentioned; and for continuing the Act for regulating the Manufacture of Cloth in the West Riding of the County of York, except a Clause therein contained; and for continuing an Act for the more effectual punishing wicked and evil-disposed Persons going armed in Disguise, and for other Purposes therein mentioned; and to prevent the cutting or breaking down the Bank of any River, or any Sea Bank; and to prevent the malicious cutting of Hopbinds; and for continuing an Act made in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Years of the Reign of King Charles the Second, for preventing Theft and Rapine on the Northern Borders of England; and for reviving and continuing certain Clauses in Two other Acts, made for the same Purpose."

"4. An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Second Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for the better Regulation of Attornies and Solicitors."

"5. An Act for enlarging the Time for Exportation of Tea."

"6. An Act for the better Regulation of Lastage and Ballastage in the River Thames."

"7. An Act for the Relief of Parishes, and other Places, from such Charges as may arise from Bastard Children born within the same."

"8. An Act for the converting a further Part of the Capital Stock of the South Sea Company into Annuities, redeemable by Parliament; and for settling the remaining Part of the said Stock in the said Company."

"9. An Act for the further Encouragement of the Whale Fishery carried on by His Majesty's British Subjects."

"10. An Act for reviving so much of the Act made in the First Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act to oblige Ships coming from Places infected more effectually to perform their Quarantine; and for the better preventing the Plague being brought from Foreign Parts into Great Britain or Ireland, or the Isles of Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, Sark, or Man; and to hinder the spreading of Infection," as relates to the performing of Quarantine, and preventing the spreading of Infection; and to enable His Majesty to prohibit Commerce with any Country or Place infected with the Plague, for a certain Time therein limited."

"11. An Act to recover and preserve the Navigation of the River Dee, in the County Palatine of Chester."

"12. An Act to enable certain Persons to propound the Papers, importing to be the last Will, Codicils, and Testamentary Schedules, of Richard Norton, late of Southwick, in the County of Southampton, Esquire, deceased, in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury; and to sue for Administration with the same annexed."

"13. An Act for appointing Commissioners, to examine, state, and report, who of the Sufferers in the Charitable Corporation are Objects of Compassion, according to the Descriptions therein mentioned; and for giving Relief to such Sufferers; and for enforcing the Laws made against Foreign Lotteries; and for empowering the said Commissioners to hear and determine the Claims of such Creditors and Proprietors of the said Corporation as have not made their Claims within the Time limited by an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, for taking, stating, and determining, all the Claims and Demands of the Creditors of the said Corporation, and of all Persons claiming any Share or Interest in the Stock or Fund of the said Corporation."

"14. An Act for making effectual such Agreement as shall be made between the Charitable Corporation for Relief of industrious Poor, by assisting them with small Sums upon Pledges, at legal Interest, and their Creditors."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"15. An Act for confirming an Exchange agreed to be made, between William Earl Cowper and Sir George Oxenden Baronet, of certain Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Kent."

"16. An Act to enable Richard Child Esquire (commonly called Lord Castlemain) and the Heirs of his Body, and such other Persons who, by virtue of a Settlement made by Frederick Tylney Esquire deceased, shall be in the Possession of the Estates therein limited, to take and use the Surname of Tylney."

"17. An Act to enable the several Persons claiming under the Will or Codicil of Robert late Lord Bingley, when they shall be entitled to the Estates comprized therein, or directed to be purchased thereby, to make Leases for One and Twenty Years, at the best improved Rents, without taking Fines."

"18. An Act for vesting Part of the Estate of Charles Cholmondeley Esquire, in the County of Chester, in Trustees, to be sold, to raise Money, for the Payment of Debts, and other Purposes therein mentioned."

"19. An Act for making certain Articles of Agreement, entered into by Thomas Asheton Esquire, in Behalf of his Son Thomas Asheton an Infant, touching the Estate late of Robert Cholmondeley, of Holford, in the County of Chester, Esquire, obligatory on the said Infant; and vesting the said Estate in Trustees, to be sold, for the Purposes therein expressed."

"20. An Act for enabling Richard Dowdeswell Esquire to raise Money, by Sale or Mortgage of his Estates in the Counties of Gloucester and Worcester, to pay off the Portion of his Niece, Anne Wylde the Younger, charged thereon."

"21. An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of Anthony Henley Esquire in Trustees, to be sold, for Discharge of the several Debts and Incumbrances affecting the same; and for making a further separate Provision for the Lady Elizabeth his Wife, during their joint Lives."

"22. An Act for selling Part of the settled Estate of David Roberts Esquire, for discharging the Debts and Incumbrances of himself and his late Father; and for settling an Equivalent for the same, for the Benefit of the several Persons claiming under his Marriage Settlement."

"23. An Act for vesting in Trustees the unsettled Estates of William Brandon deceased, to be sold, for Payment of a Debt due from him to the Crown; and for applying the Residue of the Money arising by such Sale for the Benefit of his Family."

"24. An Act for enabling Trustees to make Leases of certain Messuages, Houses, and Buildings, in Mark Lane, in the City of London, the Estate of George Harvest, an Infant."

"25. An Act for restoring Bazil Hamilton in Blood."

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 of Parliament.

"Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"I return you My Thanks, for the Provisions you have made for the Service of the current Year I have never demanded any Supplies of My People, but what were absolutely necessary for the Honour, Safety, and Defence, of Me and My Kingdom; and I am always best pleased, when the Public Expences are supplied in a Manner least burthensome to My Subjects.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"I cannot pass by, unobserved, the wicked Endeavours that have lately been made Use of, to inflame the Minds of the People, and, by the most unjust Misrepresentations, to raise Tumults and Disorders, that almost threatened the Peace of the Kingdom; but I depend upon the Force of Truth, to remove the groundless Jealousies that have been raised of Designs carrying on against the Liberties of My People, and upon your known Fidelity, to defeat and frustrate the Expectations of such as delight in Confusion. It is My Inclination, and has always been My Study, to preserve the Religious and Civil Rights of all My Subjects. Let it be your Care to undeceive the Deluded; and to make them sensible of their present Happiness, and the Hazard they run of being unwarily drawn, by specious Pretences, into their own Destruction."

"His Majesty's Speech being ended; the Lord Chancellor received His Majesty's Commands; and, being returned to his Place, said,

Parliament prorogued.

"My Lords and Gentlemen,

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

Hitherto examined by us,
Abingdon.
Oxford & Mortimer.
N. St. Davids.

Footnotes

1 Sic.
2 Sic.