House of Lords Journal Volume 27
April 1747

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 27: April 1747', Journal of the House of Lords volume 27: 1746-1752 (1767-1830), pp. 90-108. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114256 Date accessed: 22 August 2014.


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April 1747

DIE Mercurii, 1o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus Roffen.
Epus Sarum
Epus Norwic
Epus Bristol
Epus Cicestriens
Epus Landavens
Epus Bangor.
Epus Lincoln.
Epus Asaphen
Epus. Meneven.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Devon, Senescallus.
March Tweeddale
March Lothian
March Rockingham
Comes Pembroke
Comes Lincoln
Comes Northampton
Comes Warwick
Comes Stamford
Comes Shaftesbury
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Harborough
Comes Fitzwalter
Comes Bucks
Comes Fitzwilliam
Viscount Townshend
Ds Willoughby Br.
Ds North
Ds Maynard.
Ds Strange
Ds Ward
Ds Cornwallis.
Ds Raymond
Ds Ldgecumbe.
Ds Sandys

PRAYERS.

Southampton Water-works, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing, improving, and maintaining, the public Conduits, and other Water-works, belonging to the Town of Southampton," was committed "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment"

Moore's Bill.

The same Earl made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Estates of William Moore Esquire, in the Counties of Suffex, Surrey, and Stafford, for Payment of Debts and Legacies," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Parsons & al for Sale of Lands which belonged to the late Dutch of Northumberland, Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Capital Messuage called Great Frogmore, with the Lands and Grounds thereunto belonging, devised by the Will of Mary late Dutchess of Northumberland, in Trustees, to be sold, for the Purposes therein mentioned," was committed "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true, that the Parties concerned had given then Consents, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereunto"

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

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

Talbot's Bill.

The same Earl reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estate of Henry Talbot Esquire, in the County of Warwick, in him in Fee Simple, discharged of the Uses of his Marriage Settlement, upon his settling other Lands, of greater Value, to the same Uses," was committed "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given then Consents, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

L Strange, Leave for a Bill, to take the Name of Smith.

Upon reading the Petition of James Smith Stanley Esquire, commonly called Lord Strange, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for confirming to him, and his Issue by Lucy Smith his Wife, and to the Husband of their Issue Female, the Surname of Smith, and the Arms of Smith and Heriz, according to a Proviso, or Condition, contained in an Indenture, dated the 25th of June 1741, made by Hugh Smith, late of Weald Hall, in the County of Essex, deceased.

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

Norfolk Roads, amending, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by several Acts of Parliament, passed for repairing the Highways between Wymondham and Attleborough, and from Wymondham to Hetherset, and from the Mouth of Wigmore Lane to Hall Walk Gate, in Attleborough, in the County of Norfolk, and for amending the other Roads adjourning to the Highways directed to be repaired by the said former Acts, and making the said Acts more effectual."

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

Ld. Steward.
M Tweeddale.
M. Lothian.
M Rockingham.
E. Pembroke.
E. Lincoln.
E Northampton.
E Warwick.
E. Stamford.
E Shaftesbury.
E. Loudoun.
E. Harborough.
E. Fitzwalter.
E. Bucks.
E. Fitzwilliam.
V. Townshend.
L. Bp. Rochester
L B Norwich
L. B Bristol.
L B. Chichester.
L B St Asaph
L. B. St. Davids.
Ld Willoughby Br.
L North
L Maynard.
L Strange.
L Ward.
L. Cornwallis.
L Raymond
L. Edgecumbe.
L. Sandys.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Friday next, at the usual Time and Place, and to adjourn as they please.

Wednesfield Chapel, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for founding and building a Chapel in Wednesfield, in the Parish of Wolverhampton, in the County of Stafford."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the same Day, at the same Place, and to adjourn as they please.

Powys's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Real Estate of Richard Powys Esquire, deceased, for Payment of his Debts and Daughters Portions, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the same Committee.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Thursday the 16th Instant, and to adjourn as they please.

Motion to shorten the Time of meeting of the Committee.

The House being moved, "That the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees on Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the said Committee may meet on an earlier Day, in regard the Session is far advanced"

Ordered, That the said Motion be taken into Consideration on Friday next, and the Lords to be summoned.

Colmore's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower Anne Colmore Widow, and her Assigns, during the Life of Thomas Colmore Merchant, to make Building Leases of Lands, in and near Birmingham, in the County of Warwick"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Kelfield Commons, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower Mary Stillington Widow to execute a Power vested in Joseph Stillington Esquire, her late Husband, deceased, for raising Money, to complete the Enclosure of the Common Fields and Common Grounds, in the Manor of Kelfield, in the County of York"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Oakeley's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising Money out of the settled Estates of Richard Oakeley Esquire, in the Counties of Salop and Oxford, for the Payment of several Debts and Encumbrances; and for providing a Recompense for the same, in such Manner as is therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. with the Three preceding Bills.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr Thurston and Mr Burroughs

To carry down the Three last mentioned Bills, and desire their Concurrence to them.

Dundee, Duty on Beer, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by Two Acts of Parliament, for laying a Duty of Two Penny Scots upon every Pint of Ale and Beer brewed and vended within the Town of Dundee, and Liberties and Suburbs thereof, for the Purposes in the said Act and this present Act mentioned"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

St Andrew Holborn, Burying Ground, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir William Calvert and others.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Parishioners of the Parish of St Andrew Holbourn, in the City of London and County of Middlesex, to purchase a convenient Piece of Ground, for an additional Burying Ground, for the Use of the said Parish; and to enable the said Parishioners to raise such Sum and Sums of Money as shall be necessary for that Purpose," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Skerrett & al. against Woulfe & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Skerrett and Ignatius French Gentleman, complaining of a Decree of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, of the 21st of February last, made in a Cause wherein Thomas Woulfe Merchant, Anthony Ryan and Mary Ryan, otherwise Butler, his Wife, were Plaintiffs, and the Appellants and Oliver Martin Defendants, and praying, "That the said Decree may be reversed or varied, and that this House will give the Appellants such further and other Relief as to then Lordships in their great Wisdom shall seem meet"

It is Ordered, That the said Plaintiffs may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and they are hereby required to put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 6th Day of May next, and that Service of this Order on their Attorney or Agent be deemed good Service.

Relief of Persons whose Writings were destroyed in the late Rebellion, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Relief of such of His Majesty's loyal Subjects, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, whose Title Deeds and Writings were destroyed or carried off by the Rebels in the late Rebellion."

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

Mitchell's Bill, Committee shortened.

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees on Private Bills, so as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower the Guardians of William Mitchell and other Infants to make Leases of their Estates, in the several Counties of Huntingdon, Surrey, Middlesex, Cambridge, Leicester, Kent, Somerset, and Norfolk, during their Minorities," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than was at first appointed, in regard the Session is far advanced.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly.

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be so far dispensed with, in this Case, that the said Committee may meet, to consider of the said Bill, on Friday next.

Servants Wages Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for receiving the Report of the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better adjusting and more easy Recovery of the Wages of certain Servants, and for the better Regulation of such Servants"

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 3o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus Roffen.
Epus Glocestr.
Epus. Cicestriens
Epus Landavens
Epus Bangor
Epus Lincoln.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Dorset, Præses.
Dux Argyll
March. Tweeddale.
March. Lothian.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Cardigan
Comes Carlisle
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Graham
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Ds Dudley
Ds Willoughby Br.
Ds North.
Ds. Word
Ds Berkeley.
Ds Cornwallis.
Ds Romney.
Ds Monson.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds Edgecumbe.
Ds Sandys.

PRAYERS.

River Wear, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Preservation and Improvement of the River Wear, and Port and Haven of Sunderland, in the County of Durham," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Walton Bridge, Bill.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge cross the River Thames, from the Parish of Walton upon Thames, in the County of Surrey, to Shepperton, in the County of Middlesex," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Stockton upon Tees, Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by Sir Harry Lyddell and others.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the High Road leading from the Town of Stockton upon Tees to Darlington, and from thence, through Winston, to Barnard Castle, in the same County," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bills were all read the First Time.

Southampton Water-works, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing, improving, and maintaining the public Conduits, and other Water-works, belonging to the Town of Southampton"

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. Thurston and Mr. Burroughs

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

Moore's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Estates of William Moore Esquire, in the Counties of Sussex, Surrey, and Stafford, for Payment of Debts and Legacies"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Parsons & al. for Sale of Lands which belonged to the late Dutch of Northumberland, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Capital Messuage called Great Frogmore, with the Lands and Grounds thereunto belonging, devised by the Will of Mary late Dutchess of Northumberland, in Trustees, to be sold, for the Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Talbot's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estate of Henry Talbot Esquire, in the County of Warwick, in him in Fee Simple, discharged of the Uses of his Marriage Settlement, upon his settling other Lands, of greater Value, to the same Uses."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C with the Three preceding Bills.

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

To carry down the Three last mentioned Bills, and desire their Concurrence to them.

Mitchell's Bill.

The Earl of Oxford reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower the Guardians of William Mitchell and other Infants to make Leases of their Estates, in the several Counties of Huntingdon, Surrey, Middlesex, Cambridge, Leicester, Kent, Somerset, and Norfolk, during their Minorities," was committed "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true, that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment"

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Lynch to enter into Recognizance for Skerret & al.

The House being moved, "That Ambrose Lynch of London Merchant may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Skerrett and Ignatius French Gentlemen, on account of then Appeal depending in this House, they being in Ireland"

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

Wednesfield Chapel, Bill.

The Lord Ward reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for founding and building a Chapel in Wednesfield, in the Parish of Wolverhampton, in the County of Strafford," was committed "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment"

New Shire House Norfolk, Bill.

His Lordship made the same Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for holding the Summer Assizes and Sessions of the Peace for the County of Norfolk, in the City and County of Norwich, until a new Shire House can be built for the said County of Norfolk, and for building a new Shire House on the Castle Hill, in the same County, and for raising Money on the said County for that Purpose," was committed.

Norfolk Roads, Bill.

The same Lord made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by several Acts of Parliament, passed for repairing the Highways between Wymondham and Attleborough, and from Wymondham to Hetherset, and from the Mouth of Wigmore Lane to Hall Walk Gate, in Attleborough, in the County of Norfolk, and for amending the other Roads adjourning to the Highways directed to be repaired by the said former Acts, and making the said Acts more effectual," was committed.

St. Andrew Holborn, Burying Ground, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Parishioners of the Parish of Saint Andrew Holborn, in the City of London and County of Midd'x, to purchase a convenient Piece of Ground, for an additional Burying Ground for the Use of the said Parish, and to enable the said Parishioners to raise such Sum and Sums of Money as shall be necessary for that Purpose."

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

Ld President.
D Argyll
M. Tweeddale.
M Lothian
E Northampton
E Warwick
E. Thanet
E Cardigan
E Carlisle
E Shaftesbury.
E Oxford.
E Harborough
E Graham
E Fitzwalter
E. Fitzwilliam.
L Bp Rochester
L B Landoff
L B Lincoln
L B St Davids
L B Exeter
Ld Dudley
L Willoughby Br.
L. North.
L. Ward.
L. Berkeley
L Cornwallis
L Romney.
L Monson
L Raymond
L. Edgecumbe
L Sandys.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday next, at the usual Time and Place, and to adjourn as they please.

Vandenvelde, Nat Bill.

The Lord Willoughby de Broke presented to the House, pursuant to their Lordships Order of this Day Seven night, a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Albert Vandenvelde Merchant."

And the same was read the First Time.

Powys's Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into Consideration the Motion made on Wednesday last, for dispensing with the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees on Private Bills, so as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Real Estate of Richard Powys Esquire, deceased, for Payment of his Debts and Daughters Portions, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than was at first appointed, in regard the Session is far advanced.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly.

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be so far dispensed with, in this Case, that the said Committee may meet, to consider of the said Bill, on Wednesday next.

Walker to be attached, for printing the Trials of E Kilmarnock and E Cromerts & al.

Complaint was made to the House, and Oath at the Bar, of a printed Book, lately published, intituled, "The Trials of William Earl of Kilmarnock, George Earl of Cromertie, and Arthur Lord Balmerino, for High Treason, before the House of Peers, at WestminsterHall, on the 28th and 30th of July, and the 1st of August, 1746 London, printed for the Proprietor, by R Walker, in Fleet Lane"

And the Title and some Parts of the Book being read, by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, do forthwith attach the Body of the said R Walker, and bring him in safe Custody to the Bar of this House, to answer for his said Offence, and that the said Gentleman Usher do likewise forthwith seize, or cause to be seized, the whole Impression of the said Book, and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.

To Sir Charles Dalton Knight, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of them.

Cave to be attached, for printing the Trial of L Lovat.

Complaint was likewise made to the House, and Oath at the Bar, "That, in a printed Pamphlet lately published, intituled, "The Gentleman's Magazine, for March, 1747. London, printed by E Cave Junior, at St. John's Gate," there was printed an Account of the Trial of Simon Lord Lovat, before his Peers, in Westminster-Hall"

And the Title thereof being read, by the Clerk, as also some Passages of the said Trial.

Ordered, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, do forthwith attach the Body of the said E Cave, and bring him to the Bar of this House, to answer for his said Offence, and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.

To Sir Charles Dalton Knight, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of them.

Astley to be attached, for printing, the Trial of L Lovat.

Complaint was also made to the House, and Oath at the Bar, "That, in a printed Pamphlet lately published, intituled, "The London Magazine, or Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer, for March 1747. London, printed for T Astley, and sold by R Baldwin Junior, at The Rose in Pater Noster Row," there was printed a brief Account of the Trial of Simon Lord Lovat, for High Treason."

And the Title thereof being read, by the Clerk, as also some Passages of the said Trial.

Ordered, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, do forthwith attach the Body of the said T Astley, and bring him to the Bar of this House, to answer for his said Offence, and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.

To Sir Charles Dalton Knight, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of them.

Servants Wages, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better adjusting and more easy Recovery of the Wages of certain Servants, and for the better Regulation of such Servants," was committed, the Amendments made by the Committee to the said Bill.

And the same being read Twice by the Clerk, the First Amendment was agreed to, but the Two next were disagreed to, and the Two last were agreed to.

And some Clauses were offered, to be made Part of the Bill.

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

Relief of Persons whose Writings were destroyed in the late Rebellion, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Relief of such of His Majesty's loyal Subjects, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, whose Title Deeds and Writings were destroyed or carried off by the Rebels in the late Rebellion"

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Warwick 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"

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 6o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus Roffen.
Epus Sarum.
Epus Glocestr.
Epus. Bristol
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Landavens.
Epus. Lincoln
Epus Asaphen.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Dorset, Præses.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Portland
March. Tweeddale
March. Rockingham.
Comes Pembroke
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Stamford
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Stanhope
Comes Harborough.
Comes Pomfret
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Bath.
Comes Bucks
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Ds Dudley
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds. North.
Ds Maynard.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds Masham.
Ds Romney
Ds Ducie
Ds. Raymond.
Ds Montfort.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds Sandys.
Ds. Herbert.

PRAYERS.

Bushell's Pet. referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Bushell Esquire, Grandson, on the Part of his Mother, of Sir John Fettiplace, of Swinbrook, in the County of Oxford, Baronet, deceased, and Nephew of Sir George Fettiplace, late of the same Place, Baronet, deceased, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for changing the Petitioner's Name to Fettiplace, and that he and his Defendants may use the Arms, and have the same Name and Arms confirmed to him and them respectively by Parliament, agreeable to the Intention of the said Sir George, expressed in his last Will and Testament.

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

Accordingly, the Lord Sandys presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Thomas Bushell Esquire, and his Defendants, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Fettiplace"

And the same was read the First Time.

Kemeys's Bill.

The Lord Ward reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting a Messuage, Lands, and Hereditaments, in Tewin and Datchworth, in the County of Hertford, the Estate of Jane Kemeys, Anne Kemeys, Mary Kemeys, and Susanna Audrey Kemeys, Infants, in Trustees, to be sold, pursuant to an Agreement entered into by the Trustees of the said Infants, for that Purpose," was committed "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true, that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Drew, Leave for a Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Mary Drew Widow, praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill.

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

Bill read,

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting a Farm and Lands in Cullumpton, in the County of Devon, late the Estate of Robert Drew Gentleman, deceased, in Trustees, in order to convey the same to Henry Cruwys Gentleman, pursuant to an Agreement with Mary Drew Widow, and for discharging a Mortgage on the said Estate"

Mitchell's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower the Guardians of William Mitchell and other Infants to make Leases of then Estates, in the several Counties of Huntingdon, Surrey, Middlesex, Cambridge, Leicester, Kent, Somerset, and Norfolk, during their Minorities"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C with it.

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

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

Cuffe against Sir J Esmond.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Denny Cuffe Esquire and Grace Cuffe, otherwise Wright, his Wife, complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 25th of February last, made on the Behalf of Sir John Esmond, and praying, "That the same may be reversed or rectified, or such other Order made for the Appellants Relief as to this House shall seem meet"

It is Ordered, That the said Sir John Esmond may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and he is hereby required to put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 11th Day of May next, and that Service of this Order on his Six Clerk in the said Court be deemed good Service.

River Wear, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Preservation and Improvement of the River Wear, and Port and Haven of Sunderland, in the County of Durham'

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

Ld President
D St Albans.
D Portland.
M Tweeddale
M Rockingham
E Pembroke.
E Northampton
E. Warwick
E Stamford
E Coventry
E Poulet
E Sutherland.
E. Findlater
E. Harborough.
E. Pomfret.
E Bath.
E. Bucks.
Vis. Townshend.
Vis Lonsdale.
L. Bp Rochester
L B Sarum.
L B Bristol
L B Landaff.
L B. St Asaph.
L B. St Davids
Ld Dudley.
L. Willoughby Br.
L North
L Maynard.
L Ward
L Cornwallis
L Masham
L Romney
L. Ducie
L Raymond.
L Montfort.
L Edgecumbe
L Sandys.
L Herbert.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday next, at the usual Time and Place, and to adjourn as they please.

Wednesfield Chapel, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for founding and building a Chapel in Wednesfield, in the Parish of Wolverhampton, in the County of Stafford"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

New Shire House Norfolk, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for holding the Summer Assizes and Sessions of the Peace for the County of Norfolk, in the City and County of Norwich, until a new Shire House can be built for the said County of Norfolk, and for building a new Shire House on the Castle Hill, in the same County, and for raising Money on the said County, for that Purpose."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Norfolk Roads, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by several Acts of Parliament, passed for repairing the Highways between Wymondham and Attleborough and from Wymondham to Hetherset, and from the Mouth of Wigmore Lane to Hall Walk Gate, in Attleborough, in the County of Norfolk, and for amending the other Roads adjoining to the Highways directed to be repaired by the said former Acts, and making the said Acts more effectual'

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

And Messages were severally ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers.

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

Walton Bridge, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge cross the River Thames, from the Parish of Walton upon Thames, in the County of Surrey, to Shepperton, in the County of Middlesex"

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Thursday next, at the usual Time and Place, and to adjourn as they please.

Stockton upon Tees, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the High Road leading from the Town of Stockton upon Tees to Darlington, and from thence, through Winston, to Barnard Castle, in the same County."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the same Committee.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday next, at the usual Place, and to adjourn as they please.

Catherick Bridge to Yarm and other Roads, repairing, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road leading from Catherick Bridge, in the County of York, to Yarm, in the said County, and from thence to Stockton, in the County of Durham, and from thence, through Sedgefield, in the said County of Durham, to the City of Durham," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Cirencester Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road leading from Cirencester, in the County of Gloucester, to Birdlips Hill, in the said County," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Two last mentioned Bills were read the First Time.

Baker to have Access to the late L Lovat.

Upon reading the Petition of Simon late Lord Fraser of Lovat, praying, "That Mr Barnard Baker may have Leave to be admitted to have Access to the Petitioner alone, and to attend him till his Execution, as the Petitioner has Matters of the greatest Importance to converse on in private with the said Mr Baker"

It is Ordered, That the said Mr Baker may have Access to the Petitioner at all seasonable Times.

Morris's Divorce, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Corbyn Morris Esquire with Elizabeth Fanshawe his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned, and for hearing Counsel in relation thereunto"

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And Mr Forester and Mr Wrag appearing for the Bill.

But no Counsel for the said Elizabeth Ianshowe

The same was read a 2d Time.

And the Counsel were both heard, to open the Allegations thereof, Proof, upon Oath, having been first made of the Service of the Order of this House upon the said Elizabeth, for the 2d Reading of the said Bill, as also the delivering to her a Copy thereof.

Then William Callender, Daniel Neal, Mary Sharp, Jane Buck, Mary Dichinson, and John Drew, were produced, sworn, and examined, in order to prove indecent and unlawful Familiarities between the said Elizabeth and one Mr Morland, in the Years 1742 and 1743.

Particularly the last Witness declared, "That he saw them lying upon a Couch together, in such Manner as made him apprehend they were then committing Adultery, and that, within Three Months past, he has heard Mrs Morris acknowledge herself to be the said Corbyn Morris's Wife"

Next, several Letters from the said Mrs. Morris, tending to prove the Crimes mentioned in the Allegations of the Bill, having been delivered in, were read.

And Richard Beale was produced, sworn, and examined, in order to prove the Execution of the Articles of Separation between the said Mr Morris and his Wife, dated the 9th of June 1743.

And the said Articles were read.

Which done;

Samuel Longvelle was called, and, being sworn and examined, acquainted the House, "That, on the 26th of November last, he met Mr Morris at the Bagnto in St. Martin's Lane, who apprehended his Wife was there in Bed with a Man, and that, upon drawing a Curtain, he the said Longvelle saw Mrs Morris in Bed with one Thomas Jones; that she endeavoured to hide her Face, but, not being able to conceal herself, she expressed her Sorrow for her Crime, and acknowledged she had wronged Mr Morris, but hoped to be penitent."

Then Charles Waters, being produced, sworn, and examined, gave the like Evidence, with this Addition; That the Man, Mrs Morris was in Bed with, acknowledged his Name to be Thomas Jones."

Next, William Skelton produced a definitive Sentence of Divorce, obtained in the Consistory Court of the Bishop of London, between the said Mr. Morris and his Wife.

And the same was read.

Then, John Paterson was produced, sworn, and examined, in order to prove the Execution of the Deed of Separtion, and that Mr. Morris and his Wife had never since cohabited together.

The Evidence being ended,

And the First Counsel for the Bill having shortly observed thereupon.

They were directed to withdraw.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 7o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus Glocestr.
Epus Norwic
Epus Cicestriens
Epus. Bangor
Epus Lincoln
Epus Asaphen
Epus Meneven.
Epus. Exon.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Dorset, Præses.
Dux St Albans.
Dux Montagu
Dux Argyll.
March. Tweeddale
March Rockingham.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey
Comes Sutherland
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater
Comes Oxford
Comes Harborough.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Bucks
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Townshend
Viscount St John.
Ds. Dudley.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. North
Ds. Strange
Ds Ward
Ds Berkeley.
Ds Cornwallis.
Ds. Mansel
Ds Romney
Ds Ducie
Ds Monson
Ds Montfort.
Ds Sandys
Ds Herbert.

PRAYERS.

Cirencester Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road leading from Cirencester, in the County of Gloucester, to Birdlips Hill, in the said County"

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

Ld President
D. St Albans.
D Montagu.
D. Argyll
M. Tweeddale
M. Rockingham.
E Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E Winchilsea.
E Oxford
E Harborough.
E Fitzwalter.
E Bucks
E Fitzwilliam.
Vis. Fauconberg.
Vis. St John.
L Bp. Gloucester.
L Bp Norwich
L Bp Chichester.
L Bp. Bangor.
L Bp St Davids.
L Bp Eron
L Dudley
L Willoughby Br.
L North
L Strange.
L Ward.
L Berkeley
L Cornwallis.
L Mansel.
L Romney.
L Monson.
L Sandys.
L Herbert.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Thursday next, at the usual Time and Place, and to adjourn as they please.

Greenwich Hospital, Spares of Prizes, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better securing the Payment of Shares of Prizes taken from the Enemy, to the Royal Hospital at Greenwich, and for preventing the Embezzlement of Goods and Stores belonging to the said Hospital," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bruntisland, Duty on Beer, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for reviving and continuing an Act, passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, intituled, An Act for laying a Duty of Two Penny Scots, or one Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Scots Pint of Beer or Ale, vended or sold within the Town of Bruntisland, and Liberties thereof, for increasing the Public Revenue of the said Town, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Two last mentioned Bills were both read the First Time.

Astley for printing Ld Lovat's Trial, to be brought to the Bar.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Astley, now in Custody by virtue of an Order of this Honourable House, for printing and publishing some Proceedings, in relation to the Trial of Lord Lovat, in The London Magazine of last Month, expressing his sincere Sorrow for his said Offence, begging Pardon for the same, and hoping, in regard to his Infirmities, "That the House will please to order him to be discharged out of his present Confinement, promising that he will always hereafter take the utmost Care in his future Publications, that there shall not be given the least Offence to this most Honourable House, or any Member thereof"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be brought to the Bar of this House, To-morrow.

Kemeys' Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting a Messuage, Lands, and Hereditaments, in Town and Datchworth, in the County of Hertford, the Estate of Jane Kemeys, Anne Kemeys, Mary Kemeys, and Susanna Audrey Kemeys, Infants, in Trustees, to be sold, pursuant to an Agreement entered into by the Trustees of the said Infants for that Purpose"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr Allen and Mr Edwards

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

Servants Wage, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better adjusting and more easy Recovery of the Wages of certain Servants, and for the better Regulation of such Servants"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C with Amendments to it.

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

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

Catherick Bridge to Yarm, &c Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road leading from Catherick Bridge, in the County of York, to Yarm, in the said County, and from thence to Stockton, in the County of Durham, and from thence, through Sedgefield, in the said County of Durham, to the City of Durham."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed.

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

Drew's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting a Farm and Lands in Cullumpton, in the County of Devon, late the Estate of Robert Drew Gentleman, deceased, in Trustees, in order to convey the same to Henry Cruwys Gentleman, pursuant to an Agreement with Mary Drew Widow, and for discharging a Mortgage on the said Estate"

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the same Committee.

Their Lordships, or an Five of them, to meet on Wednesday the 22d Infant, and to adjourn as they please.

Bushell's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Thomas Bushell Esquire and his Descendants to take and use the Surname and Arms of Fettiplace"

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the same Committee.

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

Orme's Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate of Garton Orme Esquire, in the County of Sussex, in him in Fee Simple, discharged of the Uses and Trusts of a Settlement made for the Benefit of his Issue by any future Marriage," was committed. That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true, that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

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

Garrard's Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vacating a Writing, purporting a Will, and also certain Deeds, executed by Thomas Garrard Esquire, deceased, and for making a new Settlement and Disposition of his Real and Personal Estate, at the Desire, and with the Consent of his Six Sons," was committed, "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were 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.

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

Rigg peremptorily to answer Garden's Appeal.

The House was informed, "That Thomas Rigg, Respondent to the Appeal of Alexander Garden of Troup Esquire, had not put in his Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose"

And thereupon an Affidavit, made by Thomas Riddoch Writer in Edinburgh, of the due Service of the said Order, being read.

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

Morris's Divorce Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Corbyn Morris Esquire with Elizabeth Fanshawe his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Warwick reported from the said Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereunto, which he would be ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 8o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus Litch & Cov
Epus Glocestriens
Epus. Norwic
Epus Cicestriens
Epus Landavens
Epus Bangor.
Epus Lincoln
Epus. Asaphen
Epus. Meneven
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Mortagu.
Dux Argyll
Dux Newcastle
Dux Portland
Dux Manchester
March Tweeddale
March Lothian
March Rockingham
Comes Pembroke
Comes Lincoln
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick
Comes Carlisle
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Coventry
Comes Sutherland
Comes Loudoun
Comes Findlater
Comes Harborough
Comes Pomfret
Comes Fitzwalter
Comes Bucks
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount St John
Ds Dudley.
Ds Willoughby Br.
Ds Strange.
Ds Ward
Ds Cornwallis.
Ds Bathurst.
Ds Ducie.
Ds Raymond.
Ds Edgecumbe.
Ds Sandys.
Ds. Herbert.

PRAYERS.

St Andrew Holborn, Burying Ground, Bill.

The Duke of Montagu reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Parishioners of the Parish of Saint Andrew, Holborn, in the City of London and County of Middlesex, to purchase a convenient Piece of Ground, for an additional Burying Ground for the Use of the said Parish, and to enable the said Parishioners to raise such Sum and Sums of Money as shall be necessary for that Purpose," was committed "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment"

River Wear, Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Gloucester made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Preservation and Improvement of the River Wear, and Port and Haven of Sunderland, in the County of Durham," was committed.

Catherick Bridge Road, Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road leading from Catherick Bridge, in the County of York, to Yarm, in the said County, and from thence to Stockton, in the County of Durham, and from thence, through Sedgefield, in the said County of Durham, to the City of Durham," was committed.

Stockton upon Tees Road, Bill.

The said Earl made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the High Road leading from the Town of Stockton upon Tees to Darlington, and from thence, through Winston, to Barnard Castle, in the same County," was committed.

Messages from H C to return Sambrookes Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr Thomas Gore and others.

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Guardian of Elizabeth Sambrooke and Diana Sambrooke, Infants, to join with Mary Sambrooke their Sister, in making Building Leases of divers Houses and Tenements in the County of Midd'x," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Garrard's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vacating a Writing, purporting a Will, and also certain Deeds, executed by Thomas Garrard Esquire, deceased, and for making a new Settlement and Disposition of his Real and Personal Estate, at the Desire, and with the Consent, of his Six Sons"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C with it.

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

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

Bushell's Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Thomas Bushell Esquire and his Descendants to take and use the Surname and Arms of Fettiplace," was committed That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Vandenvelde's Nat Bill.

Albert Vandenvelde took the Oaths appointed, in order to his Naturalization"

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Albert Vandenvelde Merchant."

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

D Beaufort
D. Montagu
D. Argyll.
D. Manchester.
M Tweeddale.
E Pembroke.
E Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E Shaftesbury.
E Coventry
E Findlater
E. Harborough
E. Fitzwalter
E Fitzwilliam.
Vis Fauconberg.
Vis. St. John.
L. Bp Gloucester.
L Bp Norwich.
L. Bp Landaff
L Bp. Bangor
L Bp St Asaph.
L. Bp. St Davids.
L Dudley
L. Willoughby Br.
L Strange
L Ward
L. Cornwallis.
L Bathurst.
L. Ducie
L Raymond.
L Edgecumbe.
L Sandys
L Herbert.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Friday next, at the usual Time and Place, and to adjourn as they please.

Bruntisland Duty on Beer, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for reviving and continuing an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, intituled, An Act for laying a Duty of Two Penny Scots, or one Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Scots Pint of Beer or Ale vended or sold within the Town of Bruntisland and Liberties thereof, for increasing the public Revenue of the said Town, and for other Purposes therein mentioned"

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the same Day, at the same Place, and to adjourn as they please.

Powys's Bill.

The Lord Raymond reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Real Estate of Richard Powys Esquire, deceased, for Payment of his Debts and Daughters Portions, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," was committed "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were 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.

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

Greenwich Hospital, Prize securing, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better securing the Payment of Shares of Prizes taken from the Enemy to the Royal Hospital at Greenwich, and for preventing the Embezzlement of Goods and Stores belonging to the said Hospital."

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

Rebels Return from Transportation, &c to prevent, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent the Return of such Rebels and Traitors, concerned in the late Rebellion, as have been, or shall be, pardoned on Condition of Transportation, and also to hinder their going into the Enemy's Country"

And the same was read the First Time.

Morris's Divorce, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Corbyn Morris Esquire with Elizabeth Fanshawe his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," 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, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

Astley, for printing Ld Lovat, Trial, and Debates, Offence referred to Committee.

Thomas Astley, in Custody of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, for printing and publishing some Proceedings in relation to the Trial of Simon Lord Lovat, in The London Magazine of last Month, was (pursuant to the Order of Yesterday) brought to the Bar.

And, being shewed the Book or Pamphlet complained of, he owned, "He published the same, but was not apprchensive it was a Breach of Privilege, being compiled chiefly from News Papers."

He was then examined, as to the Debates contained in those Pamphlets, and how he came by them, and said, "They were generally sent him by the Penny Post, or by Messengers, pursuant to Advertisements frequently inserted, inviting Persons to furnish him with Matters of that Nature"

But, being more strictly inquired of touching that Affair, he acquainted the House, "That he was supplied with a great many Speeches by one Mr Clark, whom he supposed was an Attorney, and died in May last, but whether they were fictitious or genuine, he knew not, and, for aught he knew, they might be made by himself." Being asked, "What Gratuity he made him?" said, "He had given him Ten Gurneas at a Time, and has received no Speech since Clark's Death, but by the Post."

The said Astley further acquainted the House, "He was the Frist who printed Magazines," and acknowledged, "That of late the Debates have been inserted, under the Notion of an imaginary Club"

And then he was directed to be taken from the Bar.

And the Lords Committees before named were appointed to consider of the Offence committed by the said Thomas Astley, and Matters this Day confessed by him at the Bar of this House, and what may be fit to be done in relation thereunto, and to report what they shall think proper thereupon.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet at the usual Time and Place, on Friday next, and to adjourn as they please.

Ordered, That the Petition of the said Thomas Astley be referred to the said Committee.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 9o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus Roffen
Epus Bristol
Epus Cicestriens
Epus. Landavens
Epus Bangor.
Epus Asaphen
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Exon
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Dorset, Præses
Dux St Albans
Dux Argyll
Dux Newcastle
March Rockingham.
Comes Northampton
Comes Warwick.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater
Comes Oxford
Comes Strafford
Comes Harborough.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Bath
Comes Portsmouth.
Comes Bucks.
Ds Dudley
Ds Willoughby Br.
Ds Strange
Ds. Ward
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds Monson
Ds. Codogen.
Ds. Tdgecumbe.

PRAYERS.

Powys's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Real Estate of Richard Powys Esquire, deceased, for Payment of his Debts and Daughters Portions, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Morris's Divoice Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Corbyn Morris Esquire with Elizabeth Fanshawe his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Bushell to take the Name of Fettiplace, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Thomas Bushell Esquire and his Descendants to take and use the Surname and Arms of Fettiplace."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C with the preceding Bills.

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

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

Cirencester Road, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repariring the Road leading from Cirencester, in the County of Gloucester, to Birdlips Hill, in the said County," was committed "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Walton Bridge, Bill.

The same Earl made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge cross the River Thames, from the Parish of Walton upon Thames, in the County of Surrey, to Shepperton, in the County of Middlesex," was committed.

Sir Brownlow Sherraid et al for Partition of the late E of Leicester's Estates, Bill.

The said Earl also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing certain Articles of Agreement, between the Heirs at Law and Devisees of Joceline late Earl of Leicester, deceased, for the Settlement and Disposition of the Real Estate of the said Earl, and for rendering the said Agreement more effectual for the Purposes thereby intended," was committed That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were 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.

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

Rebels Return from Transportation, &c to prevent, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent the Return of such Rebels and Traitors, concerned in the late Rebellion, as have been, or shall be, pardoned on Condition of Transportation, and also to hinder their going into the Enemy's Country."

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

St Andrew Holborn Burying Ground, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Parishioners of the Parish of Saint Andrew Holborn, in the City of London, and County of Midd'x, to purchase a convenient Prece of Ground, for an additional Burying Ground, for the Use of the said Parish, and to enable the said Parishioners to raise such Sam and Sums of Money as shall be necessary for that Purpose"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

River Wear, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Preservation and Improvement of the River Wear, and Port and Haven of Sunderland, in the County of Durham"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Stockton upon Tees, Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the High Road leading from the Town of Stockton upon Tees to Darlington, and from thence, through Winstor, to Barnard Castle, in the same County"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Catherick Bridge Road, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road leading from Catherick Bridge, in the County of York, to Yarm, in the said County, and from thence to Stockton, in the County of Durham, and from thence, through Sedgefield, in the said County of Durham, to the City of Durham"

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 the Four preceding Bills.

And Message were severally ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers.

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

Armistead to enter into Recognizance for Cuffe.

The House being moved, "That William Armistead, of Half Moon Street in The Strand, London, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Denny Cuffe Esquire and his Wife, on account of then Appeal depending in this House, they being in Ireland"

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

Green wich Hospital, Prizes securing, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better securing the Payment of Shares of Prizes taken from the Enemy, to the Royal Hospital at Greenwich, and for preventing the Embezzlement of Goods and Stores belonging to the said Hospital."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Warwick 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."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 10o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus. Litch & Cov
Epus Norwic
Epus Landavens
Epus Bangor
Epus Lincoln.
Epus Asaphen
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Argyll
Dux Manchester
March Tweeddale.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Carlisle
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Bath
Comes Leicester.
Comes Bucks
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Viscount Townshend.
Ds. Dudley
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. North.
Ds Strange.
Ds. Ward
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds Ducie.
Ds. Monson
Ds Raymond.
Ds. Edgccumbe.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Curtis's Bill.

The Earl of Worwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the settled and other Estate of John Curtis, in the County of Norfolk, and applying Part of the Money arising thereby in Payment of Legacies and Debts, and applying other Part of such Money in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled to the like Uses, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," was committed "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were 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.

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

Vandenvelde, Net Bill.

The same Earl reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Albert Vandenvelde Merchant," was committed "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment"

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Bruntisland Duty on Beer, Bill.

The same Earl made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for reviving and continuing an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, intituled, An Act for laying a Duty of Two Penny Scots, or one Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Scots Pint of Beer or Ale, vended or sold within the Town of Bruntisland and Liberties thereof, for increasing the Public Revenue of the said Town, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," was committed.

The said Bill was read the Third Time.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Cirencester Road, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road leading from Cirencester, in the County of Gloucester, to Birdlips Hill, in the said County."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Walton Bridge, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge cross the River Thomas, from the Parish of Walton upon Thames, in the County of Surrey, to Shepperton, in the County of Middlesex."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Greenwich Hospital Prizes, securing, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better securing the Payment of Shares of Prizes taken from the Enemy to the Royal Hospital at Greenwich, and for preventing the Embezzlement of Goods and Stores belonging to the said Hospital."

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 the Four preceding Bills.

And Message were severally ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Allen and Mr Edwards

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

Messages from thence, to return the Servants Wages, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better adjusting and more easy Recovery of the Wages of certain Servants, and for the better Regulation of such Servants," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Cave, in Custody for printing Ld Lovat's Trial, &c Petition.

Upon reading the Petition of Edward Cave, in Custody of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, for printing and publishing, in his Magazine, a short Account of the Trial of Simon late Lord Lovat, expressing his Sorrow for his Offence, begging Pardon for the same, promising never to offend again in the like Manner, and praying to be discharged.

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the Petition of Thomas Asiley of the like Nature stands referred.

Sir Prownlow Sherrard & al for Partition of be late E of Leicester's Estates, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing certain Articles of Agreement, between the Heirs at Law and Devisees of Joceline late Earl of Leicester, deceased, for the Settlement and Disposition of the Real Estate of the said Earl, and for rendering the said Agreement more effectual for the Purposes thereby intended"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Orme's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate of Garton Orme Esquire, in the County of Sussex, in him, in Fee Simple, discharged of the Uses and Trusts of a Settlement made for the Benefit of his Issue by any future Marriage."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Curtis's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the settled and other Estate of John Curtis, in the County of Norfolk, and applying Part of the Money arising thereby in Payment of Legacies and Debts, and applying other Part of such Money in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled to the like Uses, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C with the Two preceding Bills.

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

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

Rebels Return from Transportation, &c to prevent, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent the Return of such Rebels and Traitors, concerned in the late Rebellion, as have been, or shall be, pardoned on Condition of Transportation, and also to hinder their going into the Enemy's Country."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Warwick reported from the said Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereunto, which he would be ready to report, when their Lordships should please to receive the same.

Ordered, That the said Report be received on the First Day of Meeting after the approaching Recess.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 28o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus Bristol
Epus Cicestriens
Epus Landavens
Epus Bath & Wells.
Epus Bangor.
Epus Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Exon
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Dorset, Præses.
Dux Argyll
Dux Newcastle.
March Tweeddale.
March Lothian.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Lincoln
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Coventry
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Halifax
Comes Granville.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Graham.
Comes Bath.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Viscount Townshend.
Ds Dudley.
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds North
Ds Strange.
Ds Ward.
Ds Berkeley.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds Monson.
Ds Romney.
Ds Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys
Ds. Herbert

PRAYERS.

Vandenvelde, Nat. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for náturalizing Albert Vandenvelde Merchant."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C with it.

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

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

Liotard & al. Nat Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of Mark Liotard and Henry Uhthoff, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for their Naturalization.

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

Accordingly, the Earl of Shaftesbury presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Mark Liotard and Henry Uhthoff."

And the same was read the First Time.

Message from H C to return Colmore's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower Anne Colmore Widow, and her Assigns, during the Life time of Thomas Colmore Merchant, to make Building Leases of Lands, in and near Birmingham, in the County of Warwick," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Oakeley's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising Money, out of the settled Estates of Richard Oakeley Esquire, in the Counties of Salop and Oxford, for the Payment of several Debts and Encumbrances, and for providing a Recompense for the same, in such Manner as is therein mentioned," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Talbot's Bill,

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. George Montague and others.

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estate of Henry Talbot Esquire, in the County of Warwick, in him, in Fee Simple, discharged of the Uses of his Marriage Settlement, upon his settling other Lands, of greater Value, to the same Uses," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Moore's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr Charles Montague and others.

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Estates of William Moore Esquire, in the Counties of Susse, Surrey, and Stofford, for Payment of Debts and Legacies,' and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, whereunto they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

The said Amendments were read Thrice, and agreed to.

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers, to acquaint them therewith.

Chitty against Attorney General.

A Petition of Joseph Chitty Esquire, was presented, and read, praying, "In regard Sir Thomas Bootle, One of the Petitioner's Counsel, is not yet well enough recovered to attend the Hearing the Petitioner's Appeal, which stands for To-morrow, that he may be further indulged, in having his said Hearing put off for some Time longer"

And thereupon the Agents on both Sides were called in, and heard at the Bar.

And being withdrawn.

Ordered, That the said Hearing be put off to Friday Fortnight next, being the 15th Day of May next.

Walker, in Custody for printing Trials, to be brought to the Bar.

Upon reading the Petition of Robert Walker, in Custody of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, for printing and publishing a Book, intituled, "The Trials of William Earl of Kilmarnock, George Earl of Cromertie, and Arthur Lord Balmerino," expressing his Sorrow for having incurred the Displeasure of this House, promising never to be guilty of the like Offence for the future, and praying, "In regard to his Poverty, having a Wife and large Family of Children, whose only Support depends upon the Petitioner's Liberty, that this House will be pleased to order him to be discharged out of Custody"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be brought to the Bar of this House, To-morrow, in order to his Discharge.

Rebels Return from Transportation, &c. to pretent, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent the Return of such Rebels and Traitors, concerned in the late Rebellion, as have been, or shall be, pardoned on Condition of Transportation, and also to hinder their going into the Enemy's Country," was committed, the Amendments made by the Committee to the said Bill.

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 29o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus Roffen.
Epus Litch & Cov
Epus Glocestriens.
Epus Norwic
Epus Londavens.
Epus Bangor
Epus Lincoln.
Epus Exon
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses.
Dux Montagu.
March. Tweeddale.
March. Lothian.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Moray.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Granville.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Graham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend
Ds Dudley.
Ds Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Masham.
Ds Onslow.
Ds Monson.
Ds Raymond.
Ds Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Rebels Return from Transportation, &c. to prevent, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent the Return of such Rebels and Traitors, concerned in the late Rebellion, as have been, or shall be, pardoned on Condition of Transportation, and also to hinder their going into the Enemy's Country"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C with it.

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

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

Message from thence, to return Rolts Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Duplin and others.

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting several Estates of Thomas Rolt Esquire in Trustees, to be sold, for raising Money, to discharge Encumbrances affecting the same, and other Debts, and for securing an Equivalent, in respect of the settled Part of such Estates, for the Benefit of his Wife and Infant Son, and for the providing Portions for his Daughters, and for other Purposes," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Bushell s Bill,

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Thomas Bushell Esquire and his Descendants to take and use the Surname and Arms of Fettiplace," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Curtis's Bill,

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the settled and other Estate of John Curtis, in the County of Norfolk, and applying Part of the Money arising thereby in Payment of Legacies and Debts, and applying other Part of such Money in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled to the like Uses, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Garrard's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Phillips and others.

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vacating a Writing, purporting a Will, and also certain Deeds, executed by Thomas Garrard Esquire, deceased, and for making a new Settlement and Disposition of his Real and Personal Estate, at the Desire, and with the Consent, of his Six Sons," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, whereunto they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

The said Amendments, being read Thrice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers, to acquaint them therewith.

Walker, in Custody, for printing Trials, discharged.

Robert Walker, in Custody of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, for printing and publishing a Book, intituled, "The Trials of William Earl of Kilmarnock, George Earl of Cromertie, and Arthur Lord Balmerino," was (according to Order) brought to the Bar; where he (upon his Knees) receiving a Reprimand from the Lord Chancellor, was discharged out of Custody, paying his Fees.

Mark Liotard and Henry Uhthoff took the Oaths appointed, in order to their Naturalization,

Liotard and Uhthoff, Nat Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Mark Liotard and Henry Uhthoff."

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

Ld. President.
D. Montagu.
M. Tweeddale
E Northampton.
E Winchilsea
E Shaftesbury.
E Coventry.
E. Moray
E Loudoun
E Findlater
E Strafford
E Granville.
E Harborough.
E Graham
E. Fitzwilliam.
V Say & Seale
V. Townshend
L B Rochester.
L. B. Gloucester
L. B. Landaff.
L B. Bangor.
L B. Lincoln.
L. B. Exon.
L Dudley.
L Strange.
L Ward.
L. Hay
L Masham.
L Onslow.
L. Monson
L. Raymond.
L. Sandys.

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

Drew's Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting a Farm and Lands in Cullumpton, in the County of Devon, late the Estate of Robert Drew Gentleman, deceased, in Trustees, in order to convey the same to Henry Cruwys Gentleman, pursuant to an Agreement with Mary Drew Widow, and for discharging a Mortgage on the said Estate," stands committed, be revived, and meet Tomorrow.

Rose & al. against Countess Roscommon and Cahill & al against Moore & al:

The House being informed, "That Mr. Patrick Kearan attended, in order to deliver in several Papers, Pleadings, and Proceedings, in the Cause wherein George Rose Esquire and others are Appellants, and Angel Countess Dowager of Roscommon is Respondent, and in the Cause wherein John Cahill and his Son are Appellants, and Nicholas Moore and others Respondents"

Pleadings proved.

He was called in, and, at the Bar, delivered in Copies of the said Papers, Pleadings, and Proceedings, and attested upon Oath, "The same were true, 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 Jovis, tricesimum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 30o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses.
Dux Argyll.
March. Tweeddale.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Moray.
Comes Loudoun
Comes Findlater
Comes Harborough.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fitzwilliam
Viscount Townshend.
Ds. Dudley.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys

PRAYERS.

Message from H C to return Morris's Divorce Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Dupplin and others.

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Corbyn Morris Esquire with Elizabeth Fanshawe his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, whereunto they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

The said Amendments were read Thrice, and agreed to.

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Bennett, to acquaint them therewith.

Drew's Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting a Farm and Lands in Cullumpton, in the County of Devon, late the Estate of Robert Drew Gentleman, deceased, in Trustees, in order to convey the same to Henry Cruwys Gentleman, pursuant to an Agreement with Mary Drew Widow, and for discharging a Mortgage on the said Estate," was committed "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true, that the Parties concerned had given their Consent, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereunto"

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

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

Liotard & al. Nat Bill.

The same Earl reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Mark Liotard and Henry Uhthoff," was committed That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment'

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Complain against Astley and Cave, for printing the Trial of Ld Lovat, and Debates in this House.

The Lord Raymond reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Offence committed by Thomas Astley, for which he has been attached, and the Matters confessed by him at the Bar of this House, and what may be fit to be done thereupon, and to whom was referred the Petition of Edward Cove, in Custody of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, for printing an Account of the late Lord Lovat's Trial, in "The Gentleman's Magazine," expressing his Sorrow for his Offence, begging Pardon for the same, and promising never to offend again, and praying to be discharged out of Custody "That the Committee have met, upon the Matter to them referred, and ordered the said Edward Cave to be brought before them.

"Who being brought accordingly, and the said Book complained of being shewn to him, he owned, "That he printed and published it."

"Being asked, "How he came to publish an Account of Lord Lovat's Trial, and from whom he had the Account so published" He said, "It was done inadvertently, he was very sorry for having offended, that he published the said Account of the Trial from a printed Paper which was left at his House, directed to him, but he does not know from whom it came."

"Then the said Cave was asked, "How long he has been the Publisher of The Gentleman's Magozine?" And said, "That it is about Sixteen Years since it was first published, that he was concerned in it at first with his Nephew, and, since the Death of his Nephew, he has done it entirely himself."

"Notice being taken to him, "That the said Books have contained Debates in Parliament" He said, "He had left off the Debates, that he had not published any Debates relating to this House above these Twelve Months, that there was a Speech or Two relating to the other House, put in about the latter End of last Year"

"Being asked, "How he came to take upon him to publish Debates in Parliament?" He said, "He was extremely sorry for it, that it was a very great Presumption; but he was led into it by Custom, and the Practice of other People That there was a Monthly Book, published before the Magazines, called "The Politicol State," which contained Debates in Parliament, and that he never heard, till lately, that any Persons were punished for printing those Books"

"Being asked, "How he came by the Speeches which he printed in The Gentleman's Magazine?" He said, "He got into the House, and heard them, and made Use of a Black Lead Pencil, and only took Notes of some remarkable Passages, and, from his Memory, he put them together himself"

"Notice being taken to him, "That some of the Speeches were very long, consisting of several Pages," he said, "He wrote them himself, from Notes which he took, assisted by his Memory"

"Being asked, "Whether he printed no Speeches but such as were so put together by himself, from his own Notes?" He said, "Sometimes he has had Speeches sent him by very eminent Persons, that he has had Speeches sent him by the Members themselves, and has had Assistance from some Members, who have taken Notes of other Members Speeches"

"Being asked, "If he ever had any Person whom he kept in Pay, to make Speeches for him?" he said, "He never had."

"That the Committee ordered the said Astley, the Printer of The London Magazine, to be brought in.

"Who being brought accordingly the Entry of the Substance of his Examination at the Bar of the House, on the 8th Instant, was read to him.

"Which done, be said, "That contained all the Information he was able to give their Lordships"

"Then he was asked, "Whether the Letters, mentioned in his said Examination to be sent him by the Penny Post, had any Mark, by which he could know from whom they came?" And said, "They had no such Mark, that he does not know from whom they came, and he supposes, upon such an Occasion, the Persons would disguise their common Handwriting"

"Being asked, "Whether he believes the Speeches, which he mentioned in his said Examination to be furnished him by Mr. Clarke, were made by the said Clarke?" He said, "He believes some of them may, but Clarke has told him he has had Helps from his Friends"

"Being asked, "Whether he thinks any of the Speeches which Clarke furnished him with were the Speeches of the Members?" He said, "He did sometimes believe that some of them were the Members Speeches, that Clarke represented them as such to him"

"Being asked, "Whether he knows that the said Clarke used to attend the House upon Debates?" He said, "He believes Clarke sometimes got into the House, behind the Throne"

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

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table.

Astley discharged.

Ordered likewise, That the said Thomas Astley, in regard of his Lameness with the Gout as not to be able to walk, be discharged out of Custody (paying his Fees).

Cave to be brought to the Bar.

Ordered also, That the said Edward Cave be brought to the Bar of this House To-morrow, in order to his Discharge.

Message from H C to return Kelfield Commons enclosing, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower Mary Stillington Widow to execute a Power vested in Joseph Stillington Esquire, her late Husband, deceased, for raising Money, to complete the Enclosure or the Common Fields and Common Grounds, in the Manor of Kelfield, in the County of York," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Adjourn.

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