House of Lords Journal Volume 27
May 1748

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May 1748

DIE Lunæ, 2o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch. Cant.
Epus Roffen.
Epus Glocestriens
Epus Wigorn
Epus Landavens
Epus Bath & Wells.
Epus Lincoln
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland
March Tweeddale.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Coventry
Comes Rothes
Comes Moray
Comes Findlater
Comes Warrington
Comes Fitzwilliam
Viscount Fauconberg
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds North
Ds Hunsdon.
Ds Strange
Ds Ward
Ds Cornwallis
Ds. Onslow
Ds Cadogan.
Ds Ducie.
Ds Sandys
Ds. Feversham.

PRAYERS.

L Hunsdon takes he Oaths.

William Ferdinando Lord Hunsdon took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Message from H C to return Lloyd'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 certain Estates of Thomas Lloyd Esquire and Arn his Wife in Trustees, to be sold, for discharging Encumbrances affecting the same, and for settling other Estates to the Uses in their Marriage Settlement," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Sinking Fund Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty the Sum of One Million, out of the Sinking Fund, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty eight, and for applying a Sum of Money remaining in the Exchequer, arisen by the Rates and Duties on Houses which determined at Lady-day One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fortyseven, and for the further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament, and for applying a certain Sum of Money, for defraying the Charge of the Allowances for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-eight, to the several Officers and Private Gentlemen of the Two Troops of Horse Guards, and Three Regiments of Horse lately reduced," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Wolverhampton Road, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road leading from Sutton Colefield Common to the Town of Walsall, and from Sneals Green to Walsall, and from Walsall to Park Brook, which divides the Parishes of Wolverhampton and Walsall, and from Gibbet Lane to Wolverhampton, and from Compton to the End of the County of Stafford, and from Wolverhampton to The Wergs, and from thence to Shiffnal, and from The Wergs to Holes Heath, and from Wolverhampton to Cannock Wood, in the Road to Litchfield," 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."

Williams's Bill.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into further Consideration the Amendments made by the Committee to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estates of Richard Williams a Bankrupt (which were settled on his Marriage with Sarah Williams his present Wife) in the Assignees under the Commission of Bankruptcy awarded against him, to be sold, for the Payment of his Debts, and for making a Provision for the said Sarah Williams and her Issue, in such Manner as therein is mentioned."

And the Residue of the said Amendments, being again read, were severally agreed to.

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

E of Shelburne and Son against Biddulph.

Counsel (according to Order) were called in, to be heard, in the Cause wherein Henry Earl of Shelburne of the Kingdom of Ireland and James Lord Dunkerron his Son and Heir Apparent are Appellants, and Nicholas Biddulph Esquire is Respondent.

And the Counsel on the Part of the Appellants having been heard, and some Proceedings in the Cause read.

The Counsel on both Sides were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Hearing of this Cause be adjourned till To-morrow, and that the Counsel be called in at One o'Clock.

Orphans, &c of London, Relief, Bill.

Whereas To-morrow is appointed, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further Relief of the Orphans and other Creditors of the City of London, and for other Purposes therein mentioned"

It is Ordered, That the said Second Reading be put off to Thursday next.

Williams's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estates of Richard Williams a Bankrupt (which were settled on his Marriage with Sarah Williams his present Wife) in the Assignees under the Commission of Bankruptcy awarded against him, to be sold, for Payment of his Debts, and for making a Provision for the said Sarah Williams and her Issue, in such Manner as therein is mentioned."

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 Edwards and Mr Sawyer

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, tertium diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ

DIE Martis, 3o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch. Cant
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus Meneven.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, C. P. S
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Manchester.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Leicester.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds North.
Ds Ward.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds Onslow
Ds Cadogan.
Ds Sandys.
Ds Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.

PRAYERS.

D of Manchester takes the Oaths.

Robert Duke of Manchester took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Liverpool Church, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a Church in the Town of Liverpool, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and for enlightening and cleansing the Streets of the said Town; and for keeping and maintaining a Nightly Watch there," 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."

Sinking Fund, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty the Sum of One Million, out of the Sinking Fund, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-eight, and for applying a Sum of Money remaining in the Exchequer, arisen by the Rates and Duties on Houses, which determined at Lady-day One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty seven, and for the further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament, and for applying a certain Sum of Money for defraying the Charge of the Allowances for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-eight, to several Officers and Private Gentlemen of the Two Troops of House Guards, and Three Regiments of Horse, lately reduced."

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

Message from H C to return Dawson Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Equity of Redemption of divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in Kingston upon Hull, and the County of York, late the Estate of George Dawson Esquire, deceased, in Roper Dawson his Eldest Son and Heir, upon his undertaking to discharge the several Encumbrances affecting the same, and to make a Provision for his Brothers and Sisters," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Cambrick Act, explaining, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining, amending, and enforcing an Act, made in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for prohibiting the Wearing and Importation of Cambricks and French Lawns," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Searching of Drugs Act, reviving and amending, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to revive and amend an Act, made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of King George the First, intituled, An Act for the better viewing, searching, and examining, all Drugs, Medicines, Waters, Oils, Compositions, used, or to be used, for Medicines, in all Places where the same shall be exposed to Sale, or kept for that Purpose, within the City of London and Suburbs thereof, or within Seven Miles Circuit of the said City," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

E of Shelburne and Son against Biddulph,

Counsel (according to Order) were called in, to be further heard, in the Cause wherein Henry Earl of Shelburne and Lord Dunkerron his Son are Appellants, and Nicholas Biddulph Esquire is Respondent.

And the Counsel for the Respondent having been fully heard, and some Proceedings on his Part read,

And the First Counsel for the Appellants having been heard, by Way of Reply.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Question to the Judges.

Ordered, That the Judges do deliver their Opinions to this House, on the following Question, (videlicet,)

"Whether, by the Fine levied by the Appellant the Earl of Shelburne in Easter Term 1697, the Reversion in Fee of the Estate in Question was let in, subject to the Leases in Question made by Charles Lord Shelburne, and the Covenants therein contained for a perpetual Renewal?"

Ordered, That the further Consideration of this Cause be adjourned to Monday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 4o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch Cant.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus Wigorr.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus Bristol.
Epus Cicestriens.
Epus Landavens.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Dorset, Præses
Comes Gower, C. P. S
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Gordon.
Dux Argyll
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland
Dux Manchester
March Tweeddale
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Chesterfield
Comes Carlisle
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Redford
Comes Coventry
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Morton.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Oxford
Comes Granville.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Cowper
Comes Harborough.
Comes Graham.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Brooke
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount St. John.
Ds Delawarr.
Ds North
Ds Strange
Ds Ward.
Ds Cornwallis.
Ds Hervey
Ds Onslow
Ds Ducie
Ds Edgecumbe.
Ds Sandys
Ds Anson
Ds Ravensworth.
Ds Feversham.
Ds Archer.

PRAYERS.

Claims to the Titles of the Earldom of Stan, &c. adjudged.

The Lord Delawarr reported from the Lords Committees for Privileges, to whom was referred the Petition of James styling himself Earl of Stan, Viscount Dalrymple, Lord Newlistoun, Stramacr, and Glenluce, also the Petition of William Earl of Durifries, and likewise the Petition of John styling himself Earl of Stan, Viscount Dalrymple, Lord Newliston, Glenluce, and Stranraer, all claiming the said Titles, Honours, and Dignities, presented to His Majesty, and by His Majesty referred to this House "That the Committee had considered the said Petitions, and heard Counsel for the Petitioner James, read a Patent from Her late Majesty Queen Anne, bearing Date the 8th of April 1703, granting the said Titles, Honours, and Dignities, to John then Viscount Stair and the Heirs Male of his Body, also a Warrant under Her said late Majesty's Royal Signature, dated in February 1706/7, upon the Resignation of the above mentioned Patent, appointing a Patent and Charter to be passed, granting the said Titles, Honours, and Dignities, to the late Earl of Stair, with further Limitations, as also the Patent itself, passed in the same Month, and examined a Witness, upon Oath, to prove the Descent from the said Earl, and also heard Counsel for the Petitioner John, and read several Charters, Inquisitions, Retours, and other Writings, and likewise heard Counsel for the said Earl of Dumfries, and also Counsel on Behalf of the Crown, and are of Opinion, That the Nomination, or Appointment, dated the 31st March 1747, made by John late Earl of Stair, to his Honours and Dignities, is not valid in Law, and that the Petitioner James Dalrymple has a Right and Title to the Honours and Dignities of Earl of Stair, Viscount Dalrymple, Lord Newliston, Glenluce, and Stranraer"

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

Resolved and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Nomination, or Appointment, dated the 31st March 1747, made by John late Earl of Stair, to his Honours and Dignities, is not valid in Law, and that the Petitioner James Dalrymple has a Right and Title to the Honours and Dignities of Earl of Stair, Viscount Dalrymple, Lord Newliston, Glenluce, and Stranraer

Ordered, That the said Resolution and Judgement be laid before His Majesty by the Lords with White Staves.

Orphans, &c of London, Relief, Bill.

Whereas To-morrow is appointed, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further Relief of the Orphans and other Creditors of the City of London, and for other Purposes therein mentioned"

It is Ordered, That the said Second Reading of the said Bill be put off to Monday next.

Cambrick Act, explaining, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining, amending, and enforcing, an Act made in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for prohibiting the Wearing and Importation of Cambricks and French Lawns"

Drugs, &c searching, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to revive and amend an Act, made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of King George the First, intituled, An Act for the better viewing, searching, and examining, all Drugs, Medicines, Waters, Oils, Compositions, used, or to be used, for Medicines, in all Places where the same shall be exposed to Sale, or kept for that Purpose, within the City of London and Suburbs thereof, or within Seven Miles Circuit of the said City."

Sinking Fund, Bill.

Whereas this Day was appointed, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty the Sum of One Million, out of the Sinking Fund, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fortyeight, and for applying a Sum of Money remaining in the Exchequer, arisen by the Rates and Duties on Houses which determined at Lady-day One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-seven, and for the further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament, and for applying a certain Sum of Money, for defraying the Charge of the Allowances for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-eight, to several Officers and Private Gentlemen of the Two Troops of Horse Guards, and Three Regiments of House, lately reduced"

It is Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee thereupon, To-morrow.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 5o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus. Lincoln
Epus. Meneven.
Epus Exon
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Argyll
Dux Marchester.
March Tweeddale.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Rochford
Comes Coventry.
Comes Morton
Comes Oxford.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Brooke.
Ds Delawarr.
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds North.
Ds Hunsdon.
Ds Ward
Ds Cornwallis.
Ds Hervey
Ds Onslow.
Ds Sandys
Ds Ravensworth.
Ds Feversham.
Ds Archer.

PRAYERS.

Message from H C to return E Brookes Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting a Morety of the late Sir George Strode's Estates, in the Counties of Dorset and Somerset, in the Right Honourable Francis Earl Brooke, as the same is now held and enjoyed by him, pursuant to Sir George Strode's Will, and the Partition of the said Estates made by virtue of a Decree of the Court of Chancery," 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, were agreed to.

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

Banks's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the settled Estate late of Joseph Banks the Elder Esquire, deceased, in the Parish of Saint James, within the Liberty of Westminster, in Trustees, in order to make Sale thereof, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of Lands, to be settled to the same Uses," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Foxs Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming an Agreement between James Fox and John Bridges Esquires, for exchanging certain Lands, in the Parish of Cobham, in the County of Surrey, and for rendering the said Agreement more effectual for the Purposes thereby intended," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Indico making, to enconrage, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Lieutenant General Oglethorpe and others.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for encouraging the making of Indico in the British Plantations in Amcrica," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Public Roads, Preservation of, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the Fourteenth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for the Preservation of the Public Roads in that Part of Great Britain called England," and so much of an Act passed in the Third Year of the Reign of King William and Queen Mary, intituled, "An Act for the better repairing and amending the Highways, and for settling the Rates of the Carriage of Goods," as relates to the settling the Rates of the Carriage of Goods," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bills were both read the First Time.

Drugs, &c searching, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to revive and amend an Act made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of King George the First, intituled, An Act for the better viewing, searching, and examining, all Drugs, Medicines, Waters, Oils, Compositions, used, or to be used, for Medicines, in all Places where the same shall be exposed to Sale, or kept for that Purpose, within the City of London and Suburbs thereof, or within Seven Miles Circuit of the said City."

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

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Cambrick Act, explaining, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining, amending, and enforcing, an Act made in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for prohibiting the Wearing and Importation of Cambricks and French Lawns."

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

Wolverhampton Road, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads leading from Sutton Colefield Common to the Town of Walsall, and from Sneals Green to Walsall, and from Walsall to Park Brook, which divides the Parishes of Wolverhampton and Walsall, and from Gibbet Lane to Wolverhampton, and from Compton to the End of the County of Stafford, and from Wolverhampton to The Wergs, and from thence to Shiffnall, and from The Wergs to Hales Heath, and from Wolverhampton to Cannock Wood, in the Road to Litchfield"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Liverpool Church, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a Church in the Town of Liverpool, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and for enlightening and cleansing the Streets of the said Town, and for keeping and maintaining a Nightly Watch there."

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 Two 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 Two last mentroned Bills, without any Amendment.

Sinking Fund, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty the Sum of One Million, out of the Sinking Fund, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-eight, and for applying a Sum of Money remaining in the Exchequer, arisen by the Rates and Duties on Houses which determined at Lady-day One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fortyseven, and for the further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament, and for applying a certain Sum of Money, for defraying the Charge of the Allowances for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-eight, to several Officers and Private Gentlemen of the Two Troops of House Guards, and Three Regiments of House, lately reduced."

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"

Insolvent Debtors, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Relief of Insolvent Debtors."

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.

Highlands in Scotland, disarming, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend and enforce so much of an Act made in the Nineteenth Year of His Majesty's Reign, as relates to the more effectual disarming The Highlands in Scotland, and restraining the Use of the Highland Dress, and to Masters and Teachers of Private Schools, and Chaplains, and to explain a Clause in another Act, made in the same Year, relating to Letters of Orders of Episcopal Ministers in Scotland, and to oblige Persons allowed to carry Arms, and the Directors of the Banks there, and certain Persons belonging to or practising in the Courts of Session and Justicrary, to take the Oaths, and to repeal some Clauses in an Act made in the First Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, whereby certain Encouragements are given to Landlords and Tenants in Scotland, who should continue in their Duty and Loyalty to His said late Majesty"

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee thereupon, To-morrow.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 6o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch Cant.
Epus Roffen
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Oxon
Epus Bristol.
Epus Cicestriens
Epus Landavens.
Epus Lincoln
Epus. Norwic.
Epus Meneven.
Epus Exon
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Manchester.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Rochford
Comes Morton.
Comes Moray
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Findlater
Comes Aberdeen
Comes Oxford
Comes Harborough.
Comes Fitzwalter
Comes Bath
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. North.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Dunn against Merry.

The Answer of Thomas Merry Gentleman, to the Appeal of Edward Dunn Esquire, was brought in.

Sinking Fund, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty the Sum of One Millton, out of the Sinking Fund, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-eight, and for applying a Sum of Mone, remaining in the Exchequer, arisen by the Rates and Duties on Houses which determined at Lady day One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-seven, and for the further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for applying a certain Sum of Money, for defraying the Charge of the Allowances for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-eight, to several Officers and Private Gentlemen of the Two Troops of House Guard, and Three Regiments of Horse, lately reduced."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Public Roads, Preservation of, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the Fourteenth Year of His Majestys Reign, intituled, "An Act for the Preservation of the public Roads, in that Part of Great Britain called England," and so much of an Act passed in the Third Year of the Reign of King William and Queen Mary, intituled, "An Act for the better repairing and amending the Highways, and for settling the Rates of the Carriage of Goods," as relates to the settling the Rates of the Carriage of Goods"

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

Insolvent Debtors, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Relief of Insolvent Debtors," 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.

Highland in Scotland, disarming, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend and enforce so much of an Act, made in the Nineteenth Year of His Majesty's Reign, as relates to the more effectual disarming The Highlands in Scotland, and restraining the Use of the Highland Dress, and to Masters and Teachers of Private Schools, and Chaplains, and to explain a Clause in another Act, made in the same Year, relating to Letters of Orders of Episcopal Ministers in Scotland; and to oblige Persons allowed to carry Arms, and the Directors of the Banks there, and certain Persons belonging to or practising in the Courts of Session and Justiciary, to take the Oaths; and to repeal some Clauses in an Act, made in the First Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, whereby certain Encouragements are given to Landlords and Tenants in Scotland, who should continue in their Duty and Loyalty to His said late Majesty; 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 made some Progress in the said Bill."

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

Countess of Kildare & al against Burton & al Appeal an ending.

Upon reading the Petition of the Countess of Kildare and others, praying, "That the Petitioners may be at Liberty to amend their Appeal, to which Charles Burton Esquire and others are Respondents, by making the Trustees appointed by Act of Parliament to pay the Debts of the Four Banks of Benjamin Burton and others, and also the Heirs and Executors of Samuel Burton, in the Petition mentioned, and likewise Daniel Falkiner, in the Petition also mentioned, Parties Respondents thereto, the Petitioners amending the Respondents Copy"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners have Liberty to amend their said Appeal, as desired, upon the Condition above mentioned.

Annuitants of Mercers Company Relief of, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the Annuitants of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the same be printed.

Apothecaries to be heard by Counsel, against the Bill for searching Drugs, &c.

Upon reading the Petition of the Master, Wardens, and Society, of the Art and Mystery of Apothecaries of the City of London, praying, "That they may be permitted to offer at the Bar of this House, by their Counsel, the particular Objections they have to the Bill now depending before then Lordships, to revive and amend an Act of the Tenth of the late King George, for the better viewing, searching, and examining, of Drugs'

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners may be heard, by their Counsel, as desired, on Monday next, before the Committee of the whole House to whom the said Bill stands committed, as may also Counsel be heard for the Bill, at the same Time.

Indico making, to encourage, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for encouraging the making of Indico in the British Plantations in America"

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

Cambrick Act, explaining, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining, amending, and enforcing, an Act made in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for prohibiting the Wearing and Importation of Cambricks and French Lawns"

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, nonum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 9o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch Cant.
Epus Oxon
Epus Wigorn
Epus Cicestriens
Epus Landavens.
Epus Lincoln.
Epus Norwic
Epus Meneven
Epus Petriberg.
Epus Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Dorset, Præses.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bedford
Dux Argyll
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
March Tweeddale.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Moray.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Oxford
Comes Harborough.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Graham
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Bath
Comes Leicester.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Harcourt.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds. North.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Ward
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds Ducie
Ds Ilchester.
Ds Sandys.
Ds Anson.
Ds Feversham.
Ds. Archer.

PRAYERS.

Lords take the Oaths.

John Duke of Bedford and Robert Lord Bishop of St. Asaph took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes, the said Duke having first delivered in a Certificate of his receiving the Sacrament, to the Truth whereof Witnesses were sworn and examined.

Message from H. C. to return Kynastons Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate late of Corbet Kynaston Esquire, deceased, for the Payment of Debts affecting the same, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with One Amendment, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

The said Amendment, being read Thrice by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

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

E. Shelburne and Son against Biddulph;

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into further Consideration the Cause wherein Henry Earl of Shelburne and his Son are Appellants, and Nicholas Biddulph Esquire is Respondent, and for the Judges to deliver then Opinions upon the Question put to them on Tuesday last.

The Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench delivered the unanimous Opinion of the Judges, to this Effect, videlicet, "That the Leases for Lives now in Being are good and effectual, as being served out of the Reversion in Fee which Lord Charles had when he made them, and which is now in Lord Henry, and that the Covenants for Renewal are binding on Lord Henry, as a Lien on the same Reversion, which Lord Henry has let in, by barring, discharging, and extinguishing, his Estate Tail."

After which,

The following Order and Judgement was made, (videlicet,)

Judgement.

"After hearing Counsel, on Monday and Tuesday last, upon the Petition and Appeal of Henry Earl of Shelburne of the Kingdom of Ireland, and James Lord Dunkerion his Son and Heir Apparent, complaining of a Decree of the Court of Exchequer in that Kingdom, of the 16th of February 1746, made in a Cause wherein Nicholas Biddulph Esquire was Plaintiff, and the said Earl and his said Son were Defendants, and praying, That the same might be rectified, and that the Appellants might be relieved, and that such Order therein might be made by this House, as to then Lordships should seem meet As also upon the Answer of the said Nicholas Biddulph put in to the said Appeal, and hearing this Day the unanimous Opinion of the Judges, upon a Point of Law to them proposed, and due Consideration had of what has been ostered in relation to this Cause It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby, dismissed this House, and that the said Decree therein complained of be, and the same is hereby, affirmed And it is further Ordered, That the Appellant the Earl of Shelburne do pay, or cause to be paid, to the Respondent, the Sum of One Hundred Pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain, for his Costs in respect of his said Appeal"

Insolvent Debtors, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Relief of Insolvent Debtors."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

Cambrick Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining, amending, and enforcing, an Act made in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for prohibiting the Wearing and Importation of Cambricks and French Lawns.

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 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.

Orphals, &c London, Relief of, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the further Relief of the Orphals and other Creditors of the City of London, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

Public Road preserving Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the Fourteenth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for the Preservation of the Public Roads, in that Part of Great Britain called England," and so much of an Act passed in the Third Year of the Reign of King William and Queen Mary, intituled, "An Act for the better repairing and amending the Highways, and for settling the Rates of the Carriage of Goods," as relates to the settling the Rates of the Carriage of Goods."

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."

Searching of Drugs, &c Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to revive and amend an Act made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of King George the First, intituled, An Act for the better viewing, searching, and examining, all Drugs, Medicines, Waters, Oils, Compositions, used, or to be used, for Medicines, in all Places where the same shall be exposed to Sale, or kept for that Purpose, within the City of London and Suburbs thereof, or within Seven Miles Circuit of the said City," and for hearing Counsel, upon the Petition of the Master, Wardens, and Society of the Art and Mystery of Apothecaries of the City of London, against the said Bill, as also Counsel for the Bill.

The House was accordingly adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee thereupon.

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Warwick reported from the said Committee, "That they had made a Progress in the Matter to them referred."

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee again upon the said Bill, on this Day Fortnight.

Annuitants of Mercers Company Relief, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the Annuitants of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London."

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 10o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch Cant.
Arch. Ebor
Epus London.
Epus Roffen.
Epus Sarum
Epus Glocestr.
Epus Oxon
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Eliens
Epus Bristol.
Epus Cicestriens
Epus Landavens
Epus. Bath & Wells
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus Norwic.
Epus Meneven.
Epus Exon.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus Asaphen.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Lincoln
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Moray.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Oxford
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Harborough
Comes Graham.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Bath
Comes Leicester.
Viscount Fauconberg
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. North.
Ds. Ward
Ds Cornwallis.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds Ducie.
Ds Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys
Ds Herbert.
Ds Feversham.
Ds. Archer.

PRAYERS.

Messages from H. C. to return in Chansin Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the settled Estate of George Chasin Esquire, in the Counties of Southampton and Surrey, for paying off and discharging several Debts and Encumbrances, and for settling Lands in the County of Somerset, in Lieu thereof, to the like Uses," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Kecks Bill,

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing of Part, and for explaining and amending other Parts, of an Act passed in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for charging, selling, and applying, Part of the settled Estate of Anthony Keck Esquire, for raising Money, towards the Purchase of the Manors of Dalby and Broughton, in the County of Leicester, contracted for, pursuant to the Will of Anthony Keck his Grandfather, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Naishs Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming certain Articles of Agreement, between the Creditors of Hugh Naish Esquire, and the Trustees named in an Act of Parliament of the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty, for vesting the Real and Personal Estates of the said Hugh Naish in Trustees, for the Benefit of his Creditors, 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.

Continuing Laws, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue and amend several Laws for the Relief of Debtors, with respect to the Imprisonment of their Persons, and to rectify a Mistake in an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, for continuing several Laws therein mentioned, and to continue Two Acts, the One passed in the Nineteenth Year, the other in the Twentieth Year, of His present Majesty's Reign, to prevent the spreading of the Distemper amongst the Horned Cattle," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Public Roads preserving, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the Fourteenth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for the Preservation of the Public Roads, in that Part of Great Britain called England, and so much of an Act passed in the Third Year of the Reign of King William and Queen Mary, intituled, "An Act for the better repairing and amending the Highways, and for settling the Rates of the Carriage of Goods," as relates to the settling the Rates of the Carriage of Goods"

Proposed, "In the 17th Line of the 6th Press, after ["Surname"], to insert ["and the Place of his Abode"].

And the same was agreed to.

Then 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 Holford and Mr Montague

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

Indico making, to encourage, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for encouraging the making of Indico in the British Plantations in America'

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."

Orphans, &c of London, Relief of, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further Relief of the Orphans and other Creditors of the City of London, 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 directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time To-morrow, and the Lords to be summoned.

Highlands of Scotland, disarming, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend and enforce so much of an Act made in the Nineteenth Year of His Majesty's Reign, as relates to the more effectual disarming The Highlands in Scotland, and restraining the Use of the Highland Dress; and to Masters and Teachers of Private Schools, and Chaplains, and to explain a Clause in another Act made in the same Year, relating to Letters of Orders of Episcopal Ministers in Scotland; and to oblige Persons allowed to carry Arms, and the Directors of the Banks there, and certain Persons belonging to, or practising in, the Courts of Session or Justiciary, to take the Oaths, and to repeal some Clauses in an Act made in the First Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, whereby certain Encouragements are given to Landlords and Tenants in Scotland, who should continue in their Duty and Loyalty to His said late Majesty."

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, and the Lords to be summoned.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 11o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch. Cant.
Epus. London.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Eliens
Epus. Bristol
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Landavens.
Epus. Lincoln
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bangor
Epus. Asaphen.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Gordon
Dux Newcastle
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Cardigan
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondely.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Morton.
Comes Moray.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Oxford
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Fitzwalter
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Bath.
Comes Leicester.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Harcourt.
Ds Delawarr.
Ds Dadley.
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds North
Ds Hursdon.
Ds Byron
Ds Ward
Ds. Hervey.
Ds Montjoy.
Ds Foley
Ds Cadogan
Ds Ducie
Ds Edgecumbe.
Ds Sandys
Ds. Herbert
Ds Anson.
Ds Feversham.
Ds. Archer

PRAYERS.

Lord Byron takes the Oaths.

William Lord Byron took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Messages from H C to return the Insolvent Debtors Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Relief of Insolvent Debtors," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Public Roads preserving Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the Fourteenth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for the Preservation of the Public Roads, in that Part of Great Britain called England," and so much of an Act passed in the Third Year of the Reign of King William and Queen Mary, intituled, "An Act for the better repairing and amending the Highways, and for set thing the Rates of the Carriage of Goods," as relates to the settling the Rates of the Catriage of Goods," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to then Lordships Amendment made thereto.

and Rugby School Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Charles Mordaunt and others.

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising Money, out of an Estate in the County of Middlesex, given by Lawrence Sheriff, for the founding and maintaining a School and Alms houses at Rughby, in the County of Warwick, to be applied in re-building the said School, or purchasing One or more Messuage or Messuages, together with some Ground adjoining thereto, and for the better Support of the said Charity," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Naish's Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming several Articles of Agreement, between the Creditors of Hugh Naish Esquire, and the Trustees named in an Act of Parliament of the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty, for vesting the Real and Personal Estates of the said Hugh Noish in Trustees, for the Benefit of his Creditors, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

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

Indico-making to encourage, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for encouraging the making of Indico in the British Plantations in America"

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.

Continuing Laws, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue and amend several Laws for the Relief of Debtors, with respect to the Imprisonment of their Persons, and to rectify a Mistake in an Act passed in the last Session or Parliament, for continuing several Laws therein mentioned, and to continue Two Acts, the one passed in the Nineteenth Year, the other in the Twentieth Year, of His present Majesty's Reign, to prevent the spreading of the Distemper amongst the Horned Cattle."

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

Cuffe & Ux against Sir John Esmond.

Upon reading the Petition of Denny Cuffe Esquire and Grace Cuffe, otherwise Wright, his Wife, setting forth, That the Petitioners, on the 6th Day of April 1747, preferred then Appeal to this House, complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, made the 25th Day of February 1746, on the Hearing of a Cause wherein Sir John Esmond Baronet was Pluntiff, and the Petitioner and others were Defendants, and also complaining of the Proceedings in the said Cause; and that the Petitioners, upon further Consideration, are willing then said Appeal should be dismissed, and the Decree and Proceedings thereby complained of affirmed," and praying, "That the same may be done accordingly" And also upon hearing the Agents on both Sides at the Bar (the Respondent's Agent consenting thereto)

Judgement.

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

Orphans, &c of London, Relief of, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the further Relief of the Orphans and other Creditors of the City of London, 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 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.

Highlands Scotland disarming, &c Bill.

The Earl of Warwick (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend and enforce so much of an Act made in the Nineteenth Year of His Majesty's Reign, as relates to the more effectual difarming The Highlands in Scotland, and restraining the Use of the Highland Dress, and to Masters and Teachers of Private Schools, and Chapluns, and to explain a Clause in another Act, made in the same Year, relating to Letters of Orders of Episcopal Ministers in Scotland, and to oblige Persons allowed to carry Arms, and the Duectors of the Banks there, and certain Persons belonging to, or practising in, the Courts of Session and Justiciary, to take the Oaths, and to repeal some Clauses in an Act made in the First Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, whereby certain Encouragements are given to Landlords and Tenants in Scotland, who should continue in their Duty and Loyalty to His said late Majesty," was committed, the Amendments made by the Committee to the said Bill.

And the same were read by the Clerk.

And several of the said Amendments, being read a Second Time, were agreed to.

Then the Amendment, directing the leaving out a Clause for clearing and taking away a Doubt which has been raised, upon a Clause contained in an Act of the Nineteenth Year of His present Majesty, relating to the Letters of Orders of Pastors or Ministers of Episcopal Congregations in Scotland, which have been registered before the First Day of September One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-six, was read a Second Time.

And it was proposed, "To disagree with the Committee therein"

Which being objected to, and Debate thereupon:

The Question was put, "Whether to agree with the Committee in the said Amendment?"

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Then the Residue of the Amendments made by the Committee to the said Bill were read, and severally agreed to.

And this Addition, videlicet, ["and for other Purposes therein mentioned,"] was agreed to be made to the Title of the Bill.

The said Bill was then read the Third Time.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C with Amendments to it.

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

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

Annuitants of Mercers Company, Relief, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the Annurtants of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of the Mercers of the City of London."

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 Jovis, duodecimum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 12o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus Roffen.
Epus Wigorn
Epus Lincoln
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Exon
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bangor
Epus. Asaphen.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Portland.
Comes Northampton
Comes Warwick
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet
Comes Rothes.
Comes Morton.
Comes Moray.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Oxford
Comes Harborough.
Ds Dudley
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds Hursdon
Ds Ward
Ds Cornwallis.
Ds Hervey.
Ds Sandys
Ds Ravensworth.
Ds Feversham.

PRAYERS.

Message from H C to return Williams's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estates of Richard Williams a Bankrupt (which were settled on his Marriage with Sarah Williams his present Wife) in the Assignees under the Commission of Bankruptcy awarded against him, to be sold, for Payment of his Debts, and for making a Provision for the said Sarah Williams and her Issue, in such Manner as therein is 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, being read Thrice, were agreed to.

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

Continuing Laws, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue and amend several Laws for the Relief of Debtors, with respect to the Imprisonment of their Persons, and to rectify a Mistake in an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, for continuing several Laws therein mentioned, and to continue Two Acts, the one passed in the Nineteenth Year, the other in the Twentieth Year, of His present Majesty's Reign, to prevent the spreading of the Distemper amongst the Horned Cattle."

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."

The said Bill was read the Third Time.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Annuitants of Mercers Company Relief of, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the Annuitants of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London"

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 Two 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 Two last mentioned Bills, without any Amendment.

Countess Kildare & al against Burton & al.

Upon reading the Petition of Mary Countess of Kildare and others, setting forth, "That, pursuant to the Order of this House on Friday last, the Petitioners caused their Appeal to be amended, by making the Trustees appointed by Act of Parliament to pay the Debts of the Four Banks of Benjamin Burton and others, and also the Heirs and Executors of Samuel Burton and Daniel Falkiner, Parties Respondents thereto," and praying, "That the several Parties abovementioned may be required to put in their Answer to the said Appeal, in such Time as to this House shall seem meet."

New Respondents to answer.

It is Ordered, That the several Parties may have a Copy or Copies of the said Appeal, and put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, in Five Weeks, and that Service of this Order on the Clerk in Court of the said Respondents be deemed good Service.

Highlands of Scotland, disarming, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend and enforce so much of an Act made in the Nineteenth Year of His Majesty's Reign, as relates to the more effectual disarming The Highlands in Scotland, and restraining the Use of the Highland Dress, and to Masters and Teachers of Private Schools, and Chaplains, and to explain a Clause in another Act, made in the same Year, relating to Letters of Orders of Episcopal Ministers in Scotland, and to oblige Persons allowed to carry Arms, and the Directors of the Banks there, and certain Persons belonging to, or practising in, the Courts of Session and Justiciary, to take the Oaths, and to repeal some Clauses in an Act made in the First Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, whereby certain Encouragements are given to Landlords and Tenants in Scotland, who should continue in their Duty and Loyalty to His said late Majesty," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Countess Kildare & al against Burton & al.

The House being informed, "That a Person attended, in order to deliver in Papers, in the Cause wherein Mary Countess of Kildare and others are Appellants, and Samuel Burton and others Respondents"

Proceedings proved.

He was thereupon called in, and delivered, at the Bar, a Copy of a Decree, which he attested upon Oath was true, and also delivered a printed Act of Parliament, used in the said Cause.

And then he was directed to withdraw.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 13o Maii.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Fredlpicus Princeps Walliæ.

Epus Roffen
Epus. Glocestriens.
Epus Wigorn.
Epus Eliens
Epus Cicestriens.
Epus Landavens
Epus Bath & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Norwic
Epus Meneven.
Epus. Exon.
Epus Bangor
Epus Asaphen.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, C. P. S
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl
Dux Chandos.
March Tweeddale.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Lincoln
Comes Northampton.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Morton.
Comes Moray.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Graham.
Comes Bath
Comes Brooke.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Dudley.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. North.
Ds. Ward.
Ds Cornwallis.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds Sandys.
Ds Feversham.
Ds. Archer.

PRAYERS.

Parminter against Symons. Writ of Error.

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

Henry Parminter is Plaintiff, against Thomas Symons Defendant.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

The King present.

His Majesty, being seated on the 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 let the Commons know, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure, that they attend Him immediately, in this House."

Who being come, with then Speaker;

He, after a Speech to His Majesty, delivered the Bill for applying a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund, to the Clerk, who brought it to the Table, where the Clerk of the Crown read the Title of that and the other Bills ready for the Royal Assent, as follow, (videlicet,)

Bills passed.

"1. An Act for granting to His Majesty the Sum of One Million, out of the Sinking Fund, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-eight, and for applying a Sum of Money remaining in the Exchequer, arisen by the Rates and Duties on Houses which determined at Lady-day One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-seven, and for the further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament, and for applying a certain Sum of Money, for defraying the Charge of the Allowances for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-eight, to several Officers and Private Gentlemen of the Two Troops of Horse Guards and Three Regiments of House, lately reduced"

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

"Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets, accepte leur Benevole ice, et ainsi le veult"

"2. An Act for explaining, amending, and further enforcing, the Execution of an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for repealing the several Rates and Duties upon Houses, Windows, and Lights, and for granting to His Majesty other Rates and Duties upon Houses, Windows, or Lights, and for raising the Sum of Four Millions Four Hundred Thousand Pounds by Annuities, to be charged on the said Rates or Duties."

"3. An Act for permitting Tea to be exported to Ireland and His Majesty's Plantations in America, without paying the Inland Duties charged thereupon by an Act of the Eighteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, and for enlarging the Time for some of the Payments to be made on the Subscription of Six Millions Three Hundred Thousand Pounds, by virtue of an Act of this Session of Parliament"

"4. An Act to rectify a Mistake in an Act made in this Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and then Quarters"

"5. An Act for the more effectual Trial and Punishment of High-Treason and Misprision of High Treason, in The Highlands of Scotland, and for abrogating the Practice of taking down the Evidence in Writing, in certain Criminal Prosecutions, and for making some further Regulations relating to Sheriffs Depute and Stewards Depute, and then Substitutes, and for other Purposes therein mentioned"

"6 An Act to amend and enforce so much of an Act made in the Nineteenth Year of His Majesty's Reign, as relates to the more effectual disarming The Highlands in Scotland, and restraining the Use of the Highland Dress, and to Masters and Teachers of Private Schools, and Chaplains, and to explain a Clause in another Act, made in the same Year, relating to Letters of Orders of Episcopal Ministers in Scotland, and to oblige Persons allowed to carry Arms, and the Directors of the Banks there, and certain Persons belonging to, or practising in, the Courts of Session and Justiciary, to take the Oaths, and to repeal some Clauses in an Act made in the First Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, whereby certain Encouragements are given to Landlords and Tenants in Scotland, who should continue in their Duty and Loyalty to His said late Majesty, and for other Purposes therein mentioned"

"7 An Act for explaining, amending, and enforcing, an Act made in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for prohibiting the Wearing and Importation of Cambricks and French Lawns."

"8. An Act for Relief of Insolvent Debtors."

"9 An Act for encouraging the making of Indico in the British Plantations in America"

"10 An Act for the further Relief of the Orphans and other Creditors of the City of London, and for other Purposes therein mentioned"

"11 An Act for the Relief of the Annuitants of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London."

"12. An Act to continue and amend several Laws for the Relief of Debtors, with respect to the Imprisonment of their Persons, and to rectify a Mistake in an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, for continuing several Laws therein mentioned, and to continue Two Acts, the One passed in the Nineteenth Year, the other in the Twentieth Year, of His present Majesty's Reign, to prevent the spreading of the Distemper amongst the Horned Cattle"

"13. An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the Fourteenth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for the Preservation of the Public Roads, in that Part of Great Britain called England," and so much of an Act passed in the Third Year of the Reign of King William and Queen Mary, intituled, "An Act for the better repairing and amending the Highways, and for settling the Rates of the Carriage of Goods," as relates to the settling the Rates of the Carriage of Goods"

"14. An Act to render more effectual an Act made in the Twentieth Year of His Majesty's Reign, 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"

"15 An Act for holding the Summer Assizes for the County of Buckingham at the County Town of Buckingham"

"16 An Act for further regulating the Proceedings upon Courts Martial in the Sea Service, and for extending the Discipline of the Navy to the Crews of His Majesty's Ships wrecked, lost, or taken, and for continuing to them their Wages, upon certain Conditions."

"17. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for repairing the several Roads leading from Birmingham, through the Town of Wednesbury, to a Place called High Bullen, and to Great Bridge, and from thence to the End of Gibbet Lane next adjoining to the Township of Bilson, and from Great Bridge, through Dudley, to King Swinford, and to the further End of Brittel Lane, in the Counties of Warwick, Stafford, and Worcester"

"18 An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads leading from the Town of Bromsgrave, to the Town of Dudley, in the County of Worcester, and from the said Town of Bromsgrove to the Town of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick," so far as the said Act relates to repairing the Roads leading from the Town of Birmingham to the Town of Bromsgrove, in the County of Worcester, and for making the same more effectual"

"19 An Act for repairing the High Road from Peirs Bridge, to Kirkmerrington, in the County of Durham, and from thence to the Turnpike Road at Tudhoe Lane End, in the said County."

"20 An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act made in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Roads from the Town of Manchester, leading through Newton, Failsworth, and Oldham, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, to Austerlands, in the Parish of Saddleworth, in the County of York, and for making the same more effectual"

"21. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Hertford Bridge Hill to the Town of Basingstoke, and also the Road from Hertford Bridge Hill aforesaid to the Town of Odiham, in the County of Southampton, and for making the said Act more effectual"

"22 An Act for repairing the Roads leading from Sutton Colefield Common to the Town of Walsall, and from Sneals Green to Walsall, and from Walsall to Park Brook, which divides the Parishes of Wolverhampton and Walsall, and from Gibbet Lane to Wolverhampton, and from Compton to the End of the County of Stafford, and from Wolverhampton to The Wergs, and from thence to Shiffnal, and from The Wergs to Hales Heath, and from Wolverhampton to Cannock Wood, in the Road to Litchfield."

"23 An Act for building a Church in the Town of Liverpool, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and for enlightening and cleansing the Streets of the said Town, and for keeping and maintaining a Nightly Watch there"

"24. An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands, in the several Parishes of Maney, Upwell, Welney, Downham, Witcham, and in a certain extraparochial Place in Byal Fon, within the Isle of Ely, and County of Cambridge"

"25 An Act for erecting Workhouses, for the better employing and maintaining the Poor, within the Borough of Bury Saint Edmunds, in the County of Suffolk, and for the better repairing and paving the Streets and Highways there."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"26. An Act for vesting a Morety of the late Sir George Strode's Estates, in the Counties of Dorset and Somerset, in the Right Honourable Francis Earl Brooke, as the same is now held and enjoyed by him, pursuant to Sir George Strode's Will, and the Partition of the said Estates made by virtue of a Decree of the Court of Chancery."

"27. An Act for the Sale of certain Lands, in the Parishes of Barking and Dagenham, in the County of Essex, Part of the Estate of the late Sir Orlando Humfreys Baronet, deceased, for the Purposes therein mentioned"

"28 An Act for vesting divers Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Suffolk, late the Estate of Thomas Carthew Esquire, deceased, in his Executors, to enable them to convey the same, pursuant to Articles entered into for the Purchase thereof"

"29 An Act for Sale of the Estate late of Henry Fleetwood Esquire, deceased, in the County of Lancaster, for raising Money, to discharge the Encumbrances affecting the same, and for laying out the Surplus of the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses of a former Settlement."

"30 An Act for vesting certain Estates of Thomas Lloyd Esquire and Ann his Wife in Trustees, to be sold, for discharging Encumbrances affecting the same, and for settling other Estates to the Uses in their Marriage Settlement."

"31. An Act for vesting the Equity of Redemption of divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in Kingston upon Hull, and the County of York, late the Estate of George Dawson Esquire, deceased, in Roper Dawson his Eldest Son and Heir, upon his undertaking to discharge the several Encumbrances affecting the same, and to make a Provision for his Brothers and Sisters."

"32. An Act for confirming an Agreement between James Fox and John Bridges Esquires, for exchanging certain Lands, in the Parish of Cobham, in the County of Surrey, and for rendering the said Agreement more effectual for the Purposes thereby intended"

"33 An Act for Sale of the settled Estate of George Chafin Esquire, in the Counties of Southampton and Surrey, for paying off and discharging several Debts and Encumbrances, and for settling Lands in the County of Somerset, in Lieu thereof, to the like Uses."

"34. An Act for vesting the settled Estate late of Joseph Banks the Elder Esquire, deceased, in the Parish of Saint James, within the Liberty of Westminster, in Trustees, in order to make Sale thereof, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of Lands, to be settled to the same Uses"

"35. An Act for confirming certain Articles of Agreement, between the Creditors of Hugh Naish Esquire and the Trustees named in an Act of Parliament of the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty, for vesting the Real and Personal Estates of the said Hugh Naish in Trustees, for the Benefit of his Creditors, and for other Purposes therein mentioned"

"36. An Act for repealing of Part, and for explaining and amending other Parts, of an Act passed in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for charging, selling, and applying, Part of the settled Estate of Anthony Keck Esquire, for raising Money, towards the Purchase of the Manors of Dalby and Broughton, in the County of Leicester, contracted for pursuant to the Will of Anthony Keck his Grandfather, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"37. An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate late of Corbet Kynaston Esquire, deceased, for the Payment of Debts affecting the same, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"38. An Act for raising Money out of an Estate in the County of Middlesex, given by Lawrence Sheriff, for the founding and maintaining a School and Alms-houses at Rugby, in the County of Warwick, to be applied in re-building the said School, or purchasing One or more Messuage or Messuages, together with some Ground adjoining thereto, and for the Support of the said Charity"

"39. An Act for vesting the Estates of Richard Williams a Bankrupt (which were settled on his Marriage with Sarah Williams his present Wife) in the Assigness under the Commission of Bankruptcy awarded against him, to be sold, for Payment of his Debts, and for making a Provision for the said Sarah Williams and her Issue, in such Manner as therein is mentioned.'

"40. An Act for enclosing, dividing, and exchanging, the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Grounds, in the Manor and Township of Faceby, in Cleveland, in the North Riding of the County of York, and for providing certain Recompenses to the Impropriators and Vicar of Faceby, in Lieu of Tithes."

"41. An Act for enclosing certain Common Pasture Grounds, within the Manors and Parishes of Langwith and Plesley, and the Hamlets of Stoney Houghton and Shirbrook, in the said Parishes, in the County of Derby."

"42. An Act to confirm and establish an Agreement, for enclosing and dividing a large Open Common Pasture Ground, called Somergangs, otherwise Somergams, in the Parish of Drypool, in the County of York"

"43. An Act for confirming and establishing Agreements, for enclosing and exchanging Lands in Holton, in the County of Lincoln, and for rendering the same more effectual for the Purposes thereby intended"

"44. An Act to enable Richard Weddell Esquire (lately called Richard Black) and his Issue to take and bear the Surname and Arms of Weddell, pursuant to the Will of Thomas Weddell Esquire, deceased, and for empowering the said Richard Weddell, and those in Remainder after him, to make Leases of the Estates devised to him and them by the said Will"

"45. An Act for naturalizing John Thorbooke"

"46. An Act for naturalizing Peter Neau."

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

"Soit fort comme il est desire."

Then His Majesty spake as follows.

His Majesty's Speech.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"At the Opening of this Session of Parliament, I informed you, that a Congress had been agreed upon by the several Powers at War And I have now the Satisfaction to acquaint you, that Preliminaries for restoring a general Peace have been signed between My Minister and those of the Most Christian King and The States General of the United Provinces, the Basis of which is a general Restitution of Conquests made during the War on all Sides.

"In Consequence of these Preliminaries, which have been ratified by all the contracting Parties, a Cessation of Hostilities has actually taken Place in The Low Countries and in The Channel, and certain Periods are fixed, according to former Practice, for its Commencement in other Parts of the World.

"In this important Transfaction, My great Views have been, steadily to adhere to to the true Interests of Europe, to pursue and maintain those of My own Kingdoms in particular, and to procure for My Allies the best Terms and Conditions that the Events of a War, in some Parts unsuccessful, did admit.

"I have, in the Course of this Negotiation, acted with the most unreserved Considence and Communication towards My Allies And I hope that, when they shall have maturely weighed the Situation of Affairs, the Necessity from thence arising, and the Care and Attention which have been shewn for their Advantage and Security, they will not delay to accede to these Preliminary Articles, but concur in effectuating the good Work of Peace.

"The vigorous and powerful Support you have given Me, during this Session, towards carrying on the War, has strengthened My Hands in proceeding thus far in the Measures of Peace. Nobody can suggest the least Failure on the Part of Great Britain, which, not only for the Sake of its own particular Interest, but of the common Cause, has taken on itself a Share of the Burden unexampled in former Times. I hope soon to see this necessary Work brought to Perfection, with the Concurrence of all My Alles, with whom it is My firm Intention to cultivate the most perfect Harmony, and to cement and strengthen, if possible, the Ties of our ancient Union and Friendship, in such a Manner as may render the Peace secure and durable.

"Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"My particular Thanks are due to you, for the ample Provision you have made for the Service of the current Year. Nothing could have contributed so much to the putting an End to the Calamities of War, and reducing our future Expences, as these well-judged Supplies The most prudent Œconomy shall be made Use of in the Application of them, and you may be assured, nothing will give Me more real Pleasure, than to take the First Opportunity of lessening the present Burdens of My People.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"I cannot sufficiently express My entire Satisfaction in your whole Conduct during this Session, and I must recommend it to you, to promote, in your several Counties, a right Sense of those Measures which have been so necessarily taken for the Security and Ease of My People. As it is the earnest Desire of My Heart to see the Crown of Great Britain maintain that Figure, Strength, and Weight, in making War and Peace, which justly belong to it; it is equally so, to see My good Subjects enjoy the Blessings of Tranquillity and Prosperity"

The Speech being ended, the Lord Chancellor, by His Majesty's Command, said,

Parliament prorogued.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"It is His Majesty's Royal Will and Pleasure that this Parliament be prorogued to Thursday the Thirtieth Day of June next, to be then here held And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Thursday the Thirtieth Day of June next"