House of Lords Journal Volume 27
May 1749, 21-31

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 27: May 1749, 21-31', Journal of the House of Lords volume 27: 1746-1752 (1767-1830), pp. 343-356. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114296 Date accessed: 28 July 2014.


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May 1749, 21-31

DIE Martis, 23o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch. Cant.
Epus Meneven.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Gordon.
Dux Argyll.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Craufurd.
Comes Home.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Harborough.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Scott against L Napier & al.

The further Answer of Francis Lord Napier, to the amended Appeal of Francis Scott

Also, the joint and several Answer of Sir James Nasmyth and others, to the same Appeal.

And also, the joint and several Answer of Sir Walter Riddell and others, to the same Appeal.

Were brought in.

Bp of Landaff to preach the 29th Inst.

Ordered, That the Lord Bishop of Landaff be, and he is hereby, desired to preach before this House, in the Abbey Church, Westminster, on Monday the 29th Day of this Instant May.

Foreign Lace and Embrordery, prohibiting, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual preventing the Importation and Wear of Foreign Embrordery and Brocade, and of Gold and Silver Thread, Lace, or other Work made of Gold or Silver Wire, manufactured in Foreign Parts."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Ramsgate Harbour, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging and maintaining the Harbour of Ramsgate, and for cleansing, amending, and preserving, the Haven of Sandwich."

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 Two preceding Bills.

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

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

Scott against L Napier & al.

A Petition of Francis Scot, was presented, and read; setting forth, "That, on the 26th of April last, the Petitioner obtained an Order for amending his Appeal, by adding Parties, who were to answer by the 24th Instant, and has served the said Order on their Agent; and that only some of them have answered," and praying, "In regard the Cause stands for an Hearing To-morrow, that such Order may be made, in relation to this Matter, as to this House shall seem meet."

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

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the said Hearing be put off till To-morrow Sevennight.

Campbell, alias Drummond, & al against Campbell & al & e contra

A Petition of Elizabeth and Jean Campbell and James Drummond, Husband of the said Elizabeth, was presented, and read, setting forth, "That the Petitioners Elizabeth and Jean Campbell, having brought their Appeal to this House, complaining of certain Interlocutors made by the Court of Session in Scotland, on Behalf of Mrs Mary Campbell, and she having brought her Cross Appeal against other Interlocutors, or Parts of Interlocutors, made in the same Cause, the Matters in Question by the said Appeals were referred to the Arbitration of his Grace the Duke of Argyll, who has lately made an Award, by which the Parties are willing to abide," and praying, "That the said Original and Cross Appeals may stand dismissed."

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

And being withdrawn.

Appeals dismissed.

Ordered (by Consent of the Parties), That the said Appeals do stand dismissed accordingly.

Coals, &c exported, Duties securing, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better securing His Majesty's Duties arising upon Coal, Culm, and Cinders, exported beyond Sea"

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

Gunpowder, Mischiefs by, to prevent, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent the Mischiefs which may happen by keeping too great Quantities of Gunpowder in any one Place, or carrying too great Quantities of Gunpowder together from one Place to another"

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

Fitzgerald & Ux against Leslie & al.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Robert Madder attended, in order to deliver in Copies of several Papers, Pleadings, and Proceedings, in the Cause wherein Robert Fitzgerald Esquire and his Wife are Appellants, and James Leslie Clerk and others Respondents"

Pleadings proved.

He was called in, and delivered, at the Bar, the said Copies, 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 & in diem Mercurii, vicesimum quartum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 24o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus Meneven
Epus Bangor.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Argyll.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Bath.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds Ilchester.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Small Debts in Southwark, speedy Recovery of, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts within the Town and Borough of Southwark, and the several Parishes of Saint Saviour, Saint Mary at Newington, Saint Mary Magdalen Bermondsey, Christ Church, Saint Mary Lambeth, and Saint Mary at Rotherhith, in the County of Surry, and the several Precincts and Liberties of the same," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Messages from H. C. to return Gwyr's Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of Francis Gwyn Esquire, in the County of Devon, for raising Money, to discharge his Sisters Portions, and other Encumbrances affecting the same, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Middleton's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Sale of a Messuage, and certain Freehold and Copyhold Lands and Hereditaments, in Twickenham, in the County of Middlesex, the Estate of Mary Middleton Widow and others, and for vesting the Money arising thereby in Trustees, for the same Uses to which the said Estate now stands settled," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Brereton, Leave for a Bill, to take the Name of Salusbury.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Brereton, of Shotwicke Park, in the County of Chester, Esquire, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to empower him to take the Surname of Salusbury, pursuant to a Settlement made by Letitia Lloyd, of Leadbrooke in the County of Flint, Widow, deceased.

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

Bill read.

Accordingly, the Earl of Warwick presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for authorizing and empowering Thomas Brereton Esquire and his Heirs to take and use the Surname of Salusbury"

And the same was read the First Time.

Coals, &c. exported, Duties 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 His Majesty's Duties arising upon Coal, Culm, and Cinders, exported beyond Sea"

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"

Gunpowder, Mischiefs, preventing, Bill.

The like Proceeding was had, upon the Bill, intituled, An Act to prevent the Mischiefs which may happen by keeping too great Quantities of Gunpowder in any one Place, or carrying too great Quantities of Gunpowder together from one Place to another"

And the same Report was made.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 25o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus Cicestriens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus Bangor.
Epus. Asephen.
Epus. Landavens.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Argyll.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Harborough.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Ds Foley.
Ds Sandys.
Ds Arches.

PRAYERS.

Worcester Road, repairing, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further enlarging the Term and Powers granted and continued by Two Acts of Parliament, the One passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, and the other in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for repairing the Roads from the City of Worcester, through the Borough of Droitwich, to Dyers Bridge, near Bromsgrove, in the County of Worcester, and also for repairing the Roads from Dyers Bridge, through the Town of Bromsgrove, to Spadesbourn Bridge, and from Droitwich to Bradley Brook, in the same County," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Petition to be heard, by Counsel, against it, to lie on the Table.

Upon reading the Petition of the several Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, setting forth, "That they were elected Trustees, pursuant to the Powers granted for putting in Execution an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for enlarging the Term granted by an Act passed in the 12th Year of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Highway, or Road, leading from the City of Worcester to the Borough of Drotwich, in the County of Worcester, and for making the same more effectual, and for repairing other Roads therein mentioned, in the County of Worcester," and that the Petitioners are informed there is a Bill brought into Parliament, and now pending before this House, for the further enlarging the Term and Powers granted and continued by the said Two Acts of Parliament, whereby the Petitioners apprehend themselves greatly aggrieved," and representing to then Lordships, "That, if the said Bill should pass, they will be deprived of those Rights and Powers which they now possess and enjoy under the Authority of an Act of Parliament, for that, by the Bill now pending, all the Trustees which have been elected since the 31st of July last will, from and after the First Monday in June next, be excluded from the said Trust, and the Petitioners, who have been elected since that Time, will consequently be divested of those Rights and Privileges which they are entitled to by Law," and therefore praying, "In regard they are not conscious of having done any Thing contrary to their Duty, or to require so extra ordinary a Law to be made, that their Case may be taken into Consideration, and that they may be allowed to be heard, by their Counsel, against the said Bill, and such Relief given them as this House in their great Wisdom shall think meet"

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

Trustees in former Acts of Parliament, also against the said Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of the Trustees, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, for putting in Execution the Acts of Parliament formerly passed, for repairing the Roads leading from the City of Worcester to Droitwich, setting forth, "That a Bill is depending before this House, for further enlarging the Term and Powers granted and continued by the said former Acts, for repairing the Roads aforesaid, and other Roads in the Bill mentioned, which, if passed into a Law as it now stands, the Petitioners are advised, will deprive them of a Right which they are entitled to under and by virtue of One of the said former Acts of Parliament,' and praying, "That they may be heard, by their Counsel, against the said Bill now depending, before the same shall pass into a Law, or that they may have such other Relief as to this House shall seem meet"

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

Brereton to take the Name of Salusbury, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for authorizing and empowering Thomas Brereton Esquire and his Heris to take and use the Surname of Salusbury"

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

D Newcastle.
D. Argyll.
M. Tweeddale.
E Shaftesbury.
E Loudoun.
E Oxford.
E Harborough.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Townshend.
L Bp Chichester.
L Bp Sarum.
L Bp St Davids
L Bp Bangor.
L Bp St Asaph.
L Bp Landaff
Ld Foley.
L Sandys.
L Archer.

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

Coals, &c. exported, Duties securing, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better securing His Majesty's Duties arising upon Coal, Culm, and Cinders, exported beyond Sea."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Gunpowder, Mischiefs, preventing, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent the Mischiefs which may happen by keeping too great Quantities of Gunpowder in any one Place, or carrying too great Quantities of Gunpowder from one Place to another"

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 Two preceding Bills.

And Messages were severally ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr Edwards and Mr Sawyer

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

Steuart & al against Heron.

After hearing Counsel, in Part, upon the Petition and Appeal of Mrs Agnes Steuart and John Hothorn her Husband, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, to which Christian Heron is Respondent.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 26o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch Cant.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus Cicestriens.
Epus Sarum.
Epus Bongor.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, C P S
Dux Montagu
Dux Argyll.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Newcastle.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Richford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Bath.
Comes Bucks.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Dudley.
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds Hay.
Ds Foley.
Ds Ducie.
Ds Monson.
Ds Montfort.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds Sandys.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Archer.

PRAYERS.

Message from H C to return the Bill for Smith & al to sell Raymond's Estate.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the settled Estate of John Raymond, a Bankrupt, and for applying Part of the Money arising by such Sale, as Part of the said Bankrupt's Estate liable to Distribution, amongst his Creditors, and for laying out the Residue in the Purchase of another Estate, to be settled as therein is mentioned," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Brereton to take the Name of Salusbury, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for authorizing and empowering Thomas Brereton Esquire and his Heirs to take and use the Surname of Salisbury," 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.

Worcester Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the further enlarging the Term and Powers granted and continued by Two Acts of Parliament, the One passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, and the other in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for repairing the Roads from the City of Worcester, through the Borough of Droitwich, to Dyers Bridge, near Bromsgrove, in the County of Worcester, and also for repairing the Roads from Dyers Bridge, through the Town of Bromsgrove, to Spadesbourn Bridge, and from Droitwich to Bradley Brook, in the same County"

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Wednesday next, and that the Two Petitions, which were ordered to he on the Table till the said Bill was read a 2d Time, be referred to the said Committee, and that the Petitioners may be heard, by then Counsel, before the said Committee, thereupon, and that Counsel may be heard for the said Bill at the same Time, and that the Cause appointed for that Day be put off to the Friday following, and the other Causes removed in Course.

Pills passed by Commission.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That His Majesty had been pleased to grant a Commission to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, his Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland, and several Lords therein named, for declaring His Royal Assent to several Acts agreed upon by both Houses."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Then Six of the Lords Commissioners (in their Robes), being seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack, the Lord Chancellor in the Middle, with the Archbishop of Canterbury and Duke of Montagu on his Right Hand, and the Lord Privy Seal, Duke of Argyll, and Duke of Newcastle, on his Left, commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signisy to the Commons, "That the Commissioners desire then immediate Attendance in this House, to hear the Commission read"

Who being come, with their Speaker,

The Lord Chancellor said,

"My Lords and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"His Majesty, not thinking fit to be personally present here at this Time, has been pleased to cause a Commission to be issued under the Great Seal, and thereby given His Royal Assent to divers Acts which have passed both Houses of Parliament, the Titles whereof are particularly mentioned, and, by the said Commission, hath commanded us, in His Absence, to declare and notify His Royal Assent to the said several Acts, in this House, in the Presence of you the Lords and Commons assembled for that Purpose.

"Which Commission you will now hear read."

And the same was accordingly read by the Clerk, as follows, (videlicet,)

"GEORGE R.

"George the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth To Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our Trusty and Well-beloved the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Boroughs, of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting. Whereas We have seen, and perfectly understood, divers and sundry Acts, agreed and accorded on by you, Our loving Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and the Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you, as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue, (that is to say,) "An Act to charge the Sinking Fund with the Payment of Annuities, in Discharge of Navy, Victualing, and Transport Bills, and Ordnance Debentures, to the Amount therein mentioned" "An Act to explain and amend so much of an Act made in the Ninth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act for establishing a General Post-office for all Her Majesty's Dominions, and for settling a Weekly Sum, out of the Revenues thereof, for the Service of the War, and other He Majesty's Occasions," as relates to Horses or Furniture to be let to Persons riding Post" "An Act for the more effectual preventing the Importation and Wear of Foreign Embrordery and Brocade, and of Gold and Silver Thread, Lace, or other Work made of Gold or Silver Wire, manufactured in Foreign Parts" "An Act for the more effectual preventing of Frauds and Abuses committed by Persons employed in the Manufacture of Hats, and in the Woollen, Linen, Fustian, Cotton, Iron, Leather, Fur, Hemp, Flax, Mohair, and Silk Manufactures, and for preventing unlawful Combinations of Journeymen Dyers and Journeymen Hotpressers, and of all Persons employed in the said several Manufactures, and for the better Payment of then Wages" "An Act for remedying Inconveniencies which may happen by Proceedings in Actions on the Statutes of Hue and Cry" "An Act for amending, explaining, and reducing into One Act of Parliament, the Laws relating to the Government of His Majesty's Ships, Vessels, and Forces by Sea" "An Act for encouraging the People known by the Name of Unitas Fratram, or United Brethren, to settle in His Majesty's Colonies in America" "An Act for making an authentic Roll of Valuation for the Same of Argyll" "An Act for explaining and amending an Act passed in the Seventeenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for raising and establishing a Fund, for a Provision for the Widows and Children of the Ministers of the Church of Scotland, and of the Heads, Principals, and Masters, of the Universities of Saint Andrews, Glasgow, and Edinburgh" "An Act for the better ascertaining, recovering, and collecting, certain Duties, commonly called Petty Customs, or Wharsage, payable upon the Importation and Exportation of Goods and Merchandizes into or out of the Harbour of the Borough and Town of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis, in the County of Dorset, and also of Ballast and Harbour Duties, payable in respect of Ships and Vessels coming into and going out of the said Harbour, and for the better repairing, and keeping in Repair, the said Harbour and the Wharfs, and other public Buildings and Works within the said Borough and Town" "An Act for enlarging and maintaining the Harbour of Bamsgate, and for cleansing, amending, and preserving, the Haven of Sandwich" "An Act for the better securing His Majesty's Duties arising upon Coal, Culm, and Cinders, exported beyond Sea" "An Act to prevent the Mischiefs which may happen by keeping too great Quantities of Gunpowder in any one Place, or carrying too great Quantities of Gunpowder together from one Place to another" "An Act for making more effectual an Act passed in the Eleventh and Twelfth Years of the Reign of King William the Third, for the better preserving the Navigation of the Rivers Avon and Froome, and for cleansing, paving, and enlighting, the Streets of the City of Bristol, so far as the same Act relates to the paving and enlightening the said Streets, and for the regulating Hackney Coachmen, Halliers, Draymen, and Carters, and the Markets, and Sellers of Hay and Straw, within the said City and Liberties thereof" "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the several Roads leading into the City of Hereford" "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the High Road leading from Boroughbridge, in the County of York, through North Allerton, in the same County, to Croft Bridge, on the River Tees, and from thence, through Darlington, in the County of Durham, to the City of Durham, and for making the same more effectual" "An Act for repairing and widening the several Roads leading into the Town of Ross, in the County of Hereford" "An Act for continuing Two Acts of Parliament, the One, passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for amending the several Roads leading from the City of Bristol, and the other, passed in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to explain and amend the same Act, and for making the said Acts more effectual, and also for repairing other Roads therein mentioned" "An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Town of Kingston upon Thames, in the County of Surry, to a Place called Sheetbridge, near Petersfield, in the County of Southampton, and also the Road from Hindhead Heath, through Fernhurst Lane and Midhurst, to the City of Chichester, in the County of Sussex" "An Act for opening and making a new Road from the East End of New Street, in the Parish of Saint John Southwark, to and through the several Places therein mentioned, and for keeping the said Road in Repair for the future" "An Act for enlarging the Powers granted by an Act passed in the Sixteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Boroughbridge, in the County of York, to Catherick, in the same County, and from thence to Peirse Bridge, on the River Tees" An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act made in the Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for making a new Road, and for repairing and amending the ancient Road, between the Towns of Wisbech and March, in the Isle of Fly and County of Cambridge" "An Act for the more effectual draining and preserving of several Fen Lands and Field Lands, in the Bounds and Precincts of Whittlesey, in the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge" "An Act for divesting the Crown of the Reversion in Fee Simple of and in the Manors of Spalding and Holbech, and or several Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, to the same belonging, in the County of Lincoln, and of and in a Piece of Pucel of Ground, in the Parish of Saint Martin in the Fields, in the County of Middlesex, and the Buildings thereon, expectant on certain Estates Tail, and for vesting the same in certain other Persons therein named, to the Intent the same may be barred, by proper Methods in Law, for the Purposes therein mentioned" "An Act to enable Charles Earl of Peterborow, or the other Heirs of Entail, to sell Lands, in the Counties of Kindarden and Aberdeen, for Payment of Debts charged thereupon, and other Purposes therein mentioned" "An Act to enable the Bishop of London, or his Successors, to demise or sell the Capital Mestuage or Mansion House called London House, for the Benefit of the Bishoprick of London" "An Act for applying Part of the Personal Estate of Gilbert late Lord Bishop of Salisbury, for the purchasing of Lands or Rents in Perpetuity, in Scotland, to be settled to several Charitable Uses and Purposes in his Will mentioned" "An Act for confirming and establishing an Agreement, between Henry Lord Teynham and Sir Francis Curson Baronet, for a Partition of the Estate of John Powell Esquire, deceased, and for rendering the said Agreement more effectual for the Purposes thereby intended, and for other Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act for raising Money upon the settled Estate of William Lord Viscount Vane, for the Payment of his Debts" "An Act for Sale of the Inheritance of Part of the settled Estate of Charles Lord Viscount Fane, in the County of Devon, and in the County of Limerick in the Kingdom of Ireland, for discharging Debts and Encumbrances, and also for settling another Estate, in the County of Berks, in Lieu thereof, and for securing a Rent Charge to Mary Viscountess Fare, as a Compensation for her Estate for Life in the Premises in the County of Devon" "An Act to enable the making of Leases and Setts of Mines of the Estates of Sir Richard Vyvyan Baronet, an Infant, in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon, during his Minorty" "An Act for selling the Manors, Advowson, Rectory, Woods, Lands, and Hereditaments, devised by the Will of Sir John Williams Knight, deceased, for the Purposes therein mentioned, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in Lieu thereof "An Act for discharging the Estate of William Levinz Esquire, in Bilby, Ranby, and Stirrop, in the County of Nottingham, from a Yearly Payment of Thirty Pounds, given by Sir Creswell Levinz Knight for Charitable Uses, and for charging the same on his Estate at Grove, in the same County" "An Act for vesting the undivided Fifth Part of divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Sussex, the Estate of Ebenezer Marlow and William Marlow his Son, an Infant, in Trustees, in Trust, to sell the same, for the Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estate of Nathaniel Cotton, Doctor in Physic, lying in the County of Hertford, in Trustees, in Trust to sell the same, and to la, out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of another Lstate, to be settled to the Uses of his Marriage Settlement" "An Act for vesting the Inheritance of the Real Estate late of John Lockwood Gentleman, deceased, in Trustees, for the Payment of the Encumbrances charged upon the same, by virtue of and under his Will" "An Act for Sale of Part of the settled Estate of Nicholas Glynn Lsquire, deceased, for discharging Encumbrances, and for other Pur poses therein mentioned" "An Act for vesting the settled Estate of Walter Hawksworth Esquire, in the County of York, in him and his Heirs, and for setthing the Manor of Hawksworth, in the same County, in Lieu thereof, to the like Uses" "An Act for disposing of Part of the Real Estate of William Robinson Lytton Lsquire, deceased, directed by his Will to be sold, for raising Portions for his Daughters, in order to discharge Encumbrances assecting the same, and for other Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of Francis Gwyn Esquire, in the County of Devon, for raising Money, to discharge his Sisters Portions, and other Encumbrances affecting the same, and for other Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act for the Sale of a Messuage, and certain Freehold and Copyhold Lands and Hereditaments, in Twickenham, in the County of Middlesex, the Estate of Mary Middleton Widow and others, and for vesting the Money arising thereby in Trustees, for the same Uses to which the said Estate now stands settled." "An Act for enclosing and dividing certain Commons and Wastes, within the Manor and Parish of Watlington, in the County of Norfolk" "An Act to enable Robert Lynch Esquire to assume and take upon him the Name of Blosse" An Act for naturalizing Frederick Christopher Kempe" An Act for naturalizing Peter Auriol." And albeit the said Acts by you Our said Subjects, the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto, yet, nevertheless, the same are not of Force and Effect in Law, without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts And forasmuch as, for divers great and urgent Causes and Considerations, We cannot conveniently at this present be Personally, in Our Royal Person, in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects, the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same, and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions, therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts, willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence, and Provision, therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force, and Effect, as if We had been Personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly, in the Presence of you all, assented to the same And We do, by these Presents, declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern, commanding also, by these Presents, Our Right Trusty and Wellbeloved Counsellor Philip Lord Hardwicke, Our Chancellor of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain, and also commanding Our most Dear and Right Entirelybeloved Son and Faithful Counsellor Frederick Prince of Wales, Our most Dear and Entirely-beloved Son and Faithful Counsellor William Duke of Cumberland, the most Reverend Father in God Our Right Trusty and Well beloved Counsellor Thomas Archbishop of Canterbury Primate of all England and Metropolitan, Our said Chancellor of Great Britain, Our Right Trusty and Right Entirely-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Lionel Duke of Dorset President of Our Council, Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor John Earl Gower Keeper of Our Privy Seal, Our Right Trusty and Right Entirelybeloved Cousins and Counsellors William Duke of Devonshire Steward of Our Household, Charles Duke of Grafton Chamberlain of Our Household, Charles Duke of Richmond Master of Our Horse, John Duke of Bedford One of Our Principal Secretaries of State, John Duke of Montagu Master General of Our Ordnance, Archibald Duke of Argyll, Thomas Holles Duke of Newcastle One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State, Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors Henry Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery Groom of Our Stole, John Earl of Sandwich First Commissioner of Our Admiralty, William Farl of Harrington General and General Governor of Our Kingdom of Ireland, and Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Richard Viscount Cobham, or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent, in Our Absence, in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament, there to be assembled for that Purpose, and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts, with such Terms and Words, in Our Name, as is requisite, and hath been accustomed for the same, and also to enrol these Our Letters Patent and the said Acts in the Parliament Roll, and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every One of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf. And, finally, We do declare and will, That after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, that then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted, good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament and Laws, to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly, the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing, or Things, to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Twentysixth Day of May, in the Twenty second Year of Our Reign.

"By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand

"Yorke and Yorke."

Then the Lord Chancellor further said,

"In Obedience to His Majesty's Commands, and by virtue of the Commission which has been now read, We do declare and notify to you, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons in Parliament assembled, that His Majesty has given His Royal Assent to the several Acts in the Commission mentioned, and the Clerks are required to pass the same, in the usual Form and Words"

Next, the Clerk Assistant received the Money Bill from the Hands of the Speaker, and brought it to the Table, where the Clerk of the Crown read the Title of that and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow, (videlicet,)

"1 An Act to charge the Sinking Fund with the Payment of Annuities, in Discharge of Navy, Victualing, and Transport Bills, and Ordnance Debentures, to the Amount therein mentioned"

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

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

"2. An Act to explain and amend so much of an Act made in the Ninth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act for establishing a General Post office for all Her Majesty's Dominions, and for settling a Weekly Sum, out of the Revenues thereof, for the Service of the War, and other Her Majesty's Occasions," as relates to Horses or Furniture to be let to Persons riding Post"

"3. An Act for the more effectual preventing the Importation and Wear of Foreign Embroidery and Brocade, and of Gold and Silver Thread, Lace, or other Work made of Gold or Silver Wire, manufactured in Foreign Parts."

"4. An Act for the more effectual preventing of Frauds and Abuses committed by Persons employed in the Manufacture of Hats, and in the Woollen, Linen, Fustian, Cotton, Iron, Leather, Fur, Hemp, Flax, Mohair, and Silk Manufactures; and for preventing ulawful Combinations of Journeymen Dyers and Journeymen Hotpressers, and of all Persons employed in the said several Manufactures, and for the better Payment of their Wages."

"5 An Act for remedying Inconveniencies which may happen by Proceedings in Actions on the Statutes of Hue and Cry."

"6 An Act for amending, explaining, and reducing into One Act of Parliament, the Laws relating to the Government of His Majesty's Ships, Vessels, and Forces by Sea."

"7. An Act for encouraging the People known by the Name of Unitas Fratrum, or United Brethren, to settle in His Majesty's Colonies in America."

"8. An Act for making an authentic Roll of Valuation for the Shire of Argyll."

"9 An Act for explaining and amending an Act passed in the Seventeenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for raising and establishing a Fund, for a Provision for the Widows and Children of the Ministers of the Church of Scotland, and of the Heads, Principals, and Masters, of the Universities of Saint Andrews, Glasgow, and Edinburgh."

"10 An Act for the better ascertaining, recovering, and collecting, certain Duties, commonly called Petty Customs, or Wharfage, payable upon the Importation and Exportation of Goods and Merchandizes into or out of the Harbour of the Borough and Town of Waymouth and Melcombe Regis, in the County of Dorset, and also of Ballast and Harbour Duties, payable in respect of Ships and Vessels coming into and going out of the said Harbour, and for the better repairing, and keeping in Repair, the said Harbour, and the Wharfs and other public Buildings and Works within the said Borough and Town."

"11 An Act for enlarging and maintaining the Harbour of Ramsgate, and for cleansing, amending, and preserving, the Haven of Sandwich"

"12. An Act for the better securing His Majesty's Duties upon Coal, Culm, and Cinders, exported beyond Sea."

"13 An Act to prevent the Mischiefs which may happen by keeping too great Quantities of Gunpowder in any one Place, or carrying too great Quantities of Gunpowder together from one Place to another"

"14 An Act for making more effectual an Act passed in the Eleventh and Twelfth Years of the Reign of King William the Third, for the better preserving the Navigation of the Rivers Avon and Froome, and for cleansing, paving, and enlightening, the Streets of the City of Bristol, so far as the same Act relates to the paving and enlightening the said Streets, and for the regulating Hackney Coachmen, Halliers, Draymen, and Carters, and the Markets and Sellers of Hay and Straw, within the said City and Liberties thereof."

"15 An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the several Roads leading into the City of Hereford."

"16. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the High Road leading from Boroughbridge, in the County of York, through North Allerton, in the same County, to Croft Bridge, on the River Tees, and from thence, through Darlington, in the County of Durham, to the City of Durham, and for making the same more effectual."

"17. An Act for repairing and widening the several Roads leading into the Town of Ross, in the County of Hereford."

"18 An Act for continuing Two Acts of Parliament, the One, passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for amending the several Roads leading from the City of Bristol, and the other, passed in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to explain and amend the same Act, and for making the said Acts more effectual, and also for repairing other Roads therein mentioned"

"19 An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Town of Kingston upon Thames, in the County of Surry, to a Place called Sheetbridge, near Petersfield, in the County of Southampton, and also the Road from Hindhead Heath, through Fernhurst Lane and Midhurst, to the City of Chichester, in the County of Sussex."

"20. An Act for opening and making a new Road from the East End of New Street, in the Parish of Saint John, Southwark, to and through the several Places therein mentioned, and for keeping the said Road in Repair for the future"

"21. An Act for enlarging the Powers granted by an Act, passed in the Sixteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Boroughbridge, in the County of York, to Catherick, in the same County, and from thence to Piersbridge, on the River Tees."

"22. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act made in the Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for making a new Road, and for repairing and amending the ancient Road, between the Towns of Wisbech and March, in the Isle of Ely and County of Cambridge"

"23. An Act for the more effectual draining and preserving the several Fen Lands and Field Lands, in the Bounds and Precincts of Whittlesey, in the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge"

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"24 An Act for divesting the Crown of the Reversion in Fee Simple of and in the Manors of Spalding and Holbech, and of several Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, to the same belonging, in the County of Lincoln, and of and in a Piece or Parcel of Ground, in the Parish of Saint Martin in the Fields, in the County of Middlesex, and the Buildings thereon, expectant on certain Estates Tail, and for vesting the same in certain other Persons therein named, to the Intent the same may be barred, by proper Methods in Law, for the Purposes therein mentioned."

"25. An Act to enable Charles Earl of Peterborow, or the other Heirs of Entail, to sell Lands in the Counties of Kincarden and Aberdeen, for Payment of Debts charged thereupon, and other Purposes therein mentioned."

"26. An Act to enable the Bishop of London, or his Successors, to demise or sell the Capital Messuage, or Mansion-house, called London House, for the Benefit of the Bishopric of London"

"27 An Act for applying Part of the Personal Estate of Gilbert late Lord Bishop of Salisbury, for the purchasing of Lands or Rents in Perpetuity, in Scotland, to be settled to several Charitable Uses and Purposes in his Will mentioned"

"28. An Act for confirming and establishing an Agreement between Henry Lord Teynham and Sir Francis Curson Baronet, for a Partition of the Estate of John Powel Esquire, deceased and for rendering the said Agreement more effectual for the Purposes thereby intended, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"29 An Act for raising Money upon the settled Estate of William Lord Viscount Vane, for the Payment of his Debts."

"30. An Act for Sale of the Inheritance of Part of the settled Estate of Charles Lord Viscount Fane, in the County of Devon, and in the County of Limerick in the Kingdom of Ireland, for discharging Debts and Encumbrances, and also for settling another Estate, in the County of Berks, in Lieu thereof, and for securing a Rent Charge to Mary Viscountess Fane, as a Compensation for her Estate for Life in the Premises in the County of Devon."

"31. An Act to enable the making of Leases and Setts of Mines of the Estates of Sir Richard Vyvyan Baronet, an Infant, in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon, during his Minority."

"32. An Act for selling the Manors, Advowson, Rectory, Woods, Lands, and Hereditaments, devised by the Will of Sir John Williams Knight, deceased, for the Purposes therein mentioned, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in Lieu thereof"

"33. An Act for discharging the Estate of William Levinz Esquire, in Bilby, Ranby, and Stiriop, in the County of Nottingham, from a Yearly Payment of Thirty Pounds, given by Sir Creswell Levinz Knight for Charitable Uses, and for charging the same on his Estate at Grove, in the same County"

"34 An Act for vesting the undivided Fifth Part of divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Sussex, the Estate of Ebenezer Marlow and William Marlow his Son, an Infant, in Trustees, in Trust, to sell the same, for the Purposes therein mentioned."

"35 An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estate of Nathaniel Cotton, Doctor in Physic, lying in the County of Hertford, in Trustees, in Trust to sell the same, and to lay out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of another Estate, to be settled to the Uses of his Marriage Settlement."

"36 An Act for vesting the Inheritance of the Real Estate late of John Lockwood Gentleman, deceased, in Trustees, for the Payment of the Encumbrances charged upon the same by virtue of, and under, his Will."

"37 An Act for Sale of Part of the settled Estate of Nicholes Glynn Esquire, deceased, for discharging Encumbrances; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"38 An Act for vesting the settled Estate of Walter Hawksworth Esquire, in the County of York, in him and his Heirs, and for settling the Manor of Hawksworth, in the same County, in Lieu thereof, to the like Uses."

"39. An Act for disposing of Part of the Real Estate of William Robinson Lytton Esquire, deceased, directed by his Will to be sold, for raising Portions for his Daughters, in order to discharge Encumbrances affecting the same, and for other Purposes therein mentioned"

"40 An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of Francis Gwyn Esquire, in the County of Devon, for raising Money to discharge his Sisters Portions, and other Encumbrances affecting the same, and for other Purposes therein mentioned"

"41. An Act for Sale of a Messuage, and certain Freehold and Copyhold Lands and Hereditaments, in Twickenham, in the County of Middlesex, the Estate of Mary Middleton Widow and others, and for vesting the Money arising thereby in Trustees, for the same Uses to which the said Estate now stands settled"

"42. An Act for enclosing and dividing certain Commons and Wastes, within the Manor and Parish of Watlington, in the County of Norfolk."

"43. An Act to enable Robert Lynch Esquire to assume and take upon him the Name of Blosse."

"44. An Act for naturalizing Frederick Christopher Kempe.'

"45. An Act for naturalizing Peter Auriol."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then the Commons withdrew, and the House adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Brereton to take the Name of Salusbury, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for authorizing and empowering Thomas Brereton Esquire and his Heirs to take and use the Surname of Salusbury."

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.

E Clanrickard Petition for a Bye-day rejected.

A Petition of Smith Earl of Clanrickard, Respondent to the Appeal of John Maxwell Esquire, was presented, and read, praying, "That a short and Bye-day may be appointed, for hearing the same, or to make such other effectual Provision for hearing it this Session."

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

And being withdrawn.

Ordered, That the said Petition be rejected.

Steuart and her Husband against Heron.

After hearing Counsel further, in the Cause wherein Mrs. Agnes Steuart and John Hathorn her Husband are Appellants, and Christian Heron is Respondent.

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be adjourned to Tuesday next.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Lunæ, vicesimum nonum diem instantis Maii, hora decima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 29o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus Bristol.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Landaven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Harborough.

PRAYERS.

In order to solemnize this Day; being, by Act of Parliament, appointed to be observed as a Day of Public Thanksgiving, for the Restitution of King Charles the Second and Royal Family, and the Restoration of the Government,

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 30o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt. (fn. 1)

Archiep. Cant.
Epus Sarum
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Longor.
Epus. Landavens.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll
Dux Newcastle.
Comes Lincoln
Comes Warwick.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Home.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Effingham.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Foley.
Ds Onslow.
Ds. Ra'mond.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Messages from H C with Bills, and to return Bowler's Nat Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Peter Thompson and others.

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Emanuel Bowler," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Outlawries for High Treason in Scotland, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to ascertain and establish the Method of proceeding to and upon Outlawries for High Treason and Misprision of High Treason, in Scotland," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Stockton Road repairing, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Twentieth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the High Road leading from the Town of Stockton upon Toes to Darlington, and from thence, through Winston, to Barnard Castle, in the same County, and for the effectual amending of the same," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Shoreditch Parish Roads repairing, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Hugh Smithson and others.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better reparing the Highways, and cleansing the Streets, within the Parish of Saint Leonard, Shoreditch, in the County of Middlesex, and for better enlightening the Open Places, Streets, Lanes, Passages, and Courts there, and regulating the Nightly Watch and Beadles within the said Parish," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Three last mentioned Bills were all read the First Time.

Thanks to the Bp of Landaff, for his Sermon.

Ordered, That the Thanks of this House be, and are hereby, given to the Lord Bishop of Landaff, for the Sermon by him preached before this House Yesterday, in the Abbey Church, Westminster, and he is hereby desired to cause the same to be printed and published.

Bread Blunsdon Common, Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Salisbury reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing certain Articles of Agreement, for enclosing and dividing the Common Fields, and Common Grounds, in the Tithing of Broad Blunsdon, in the County of Wilts, and making the same more effectual 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.

Message to H C for Mr Pytts to attend about the Worcester Road Bill.

Ordered, That a Message be sent to the House of Commons, to desire, that they will give Leave that Edmund Pitts Esquire, a Member of that House, may attend this House, in order to be examined as a Witness upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further enlarging the Term and Powers granted and continued by Two Acts of Parliament, the One passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, and the other in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for reparing the Roads from the City of Worcester, through the Borough of Droitwich, to Dyers Bridge, near Bromsgrove, in the County of Worcester, and also for repairing the Roads from Dyers Bridge, through the Town of Bronsgrove, to Spadesbourn Bridge, and from Droitwich to Braeley Brook, in the same County"

And the same was immediately sent, by Mr Elde and Mr. Burroughs, for that Purpose.

Steuart and her Her Husband against Heron.

After hearing Counsel, as well on Thursday and Friday last as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Mrs Agnes Steuart of Phisgill, and John Hathorn of Coveraries her Husband, for his Interest, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 9th of February last, and also of another Interlocutor of the same Lords, of the 22d of the same Month, whereby they adhered to their former Interlocutor, made on the Behalf of Christian Heron, and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varred, or amended, and such other Relief given the Appellants as to this House in their great Wisdom should seem meet" As also upon the Answer of the said Christian Heron put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause.

Judgement.

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 Interlocutors therein complained of be, and the same are hereby, affirmed.

Answer from H C about Mr Pytts Attendance.

The Messengers sent to the House of Commons, to desire that they would give Leave that Edmund Pytts Esquire, a Member of that House, might attend this House as a Witness, being returned, acquainted their Lordships, "That the Commons had given Leave to the said Edmund Pytts to attend as desired, if he thinks fit."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 31o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Sarum
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus Asaphen.
Epus. Landavens.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses
Comes Gower, C P S
Dux Devon, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Craufurd.
Comes Home.
Comes Oxford
Comes Halifax.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bath.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Powis.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds Dudley
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds Stawell.
Ds Hervey.
Ds Hay
Ds Foley.
Ds Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds Raymond.
Ds Montfort.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Anson.

PRAYERS.

Fish Market at Westminster, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making a Free Market for the Sale of Fish in the City of Westminster, and for preventing the forestalling and monopolizing of Fish," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the same be printed.

Petitions for the Bill for repairing the Road from Worcester.

A Petition of the Trustees, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, for putting in Execution the Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Roads from Worcester to Droitwich

Also, a Petition of the principal Inhabitants of the Town of Bromsgrove, and Places adjacent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed.

Also, a Petition of the Principal Inhabitants of the Borough of Droitwich, and of Places adjoining thereunto, whose Names are thereunto subscribed.

Also, a Petition of several of the Creditors on the Tolls or Duties granted or laid by Two Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Road from Worcester to Droitwich, whose Names are thereunto subscribed.

And also, a Petition of the Citizens of the City of Worcester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed,

Were severally presented to the House, and read, praying, "That the Bill depending, for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by former Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Road from Worcester to Droitwich, and other Roads therein mentioned, may pass into a Law."

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

Outlawries for High Treason in Scotland, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to ascertain and establish the Method of proceeding to and upon Outlawries for High Treason and Misprision of High Treason, in Scotland"

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

Broad Blunsdon Common, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing certain Articles of Agreement, for enclosing and dividing the Common Fields and Common Grounds, in the Tithing of Broad Blunsdon, in the County of Wilts, and making the same more effectual for the Purposes therein mentioned"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C with Amendments to it.

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

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

Sinking Fund Appropriatior, &c Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Fane 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-nine, and for enabling His Majesty to raise a further Sum of One Million, for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned, and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament, and for applying a certain Sum, for defraying certain Charges and Allowances to the Officers and Private Gentlemen of the Reduced Troops of Horse Guards, and for continuing the Bounties on the Exportation of British and Irish Linens, and for making forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills, Lottery Tickets, Receipts, Annuity Orders, or other Orders, lost, burnt, or otherwise destroyed," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Mistakes in Commissioners Names for the Land Tax, rectifying, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for rectifying Mistakes in the Names of several of the Commissioners appointed to put in Execution the Act for granting a Land Tax for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-eight, and for appointing other Commissioners, together with those named in the said Act, to put in Execution an Act for granting a Land Tax for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-nine, and for directing the Names of Collectors of the said Tax to be certified to the Receivers General, and for Relief of the Borough of Honiton, as to Arrears of the Land Tax, and the House and Window Taxes, for the Years One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty seven and One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-eight," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Officers, Mariners, &c to exercise Trades, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Secretary at War and others.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable such Officers, Mariners, and Soldiers, as have been in His Majesty's Service since His Accession to the Throne, to exercise Trades, to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Three last mentioned Bills were all read the First Time.

Stockton Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Twentieth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, 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, and for the effectual amending the same."

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

L President.
L. Privy Seal.
L. Steward
L. Chamberlain.
D. Bedford
D. Newcastle.
D. Manchester.
M. Tweeddale.
E Lincoln
E. Warwick.
E. Thanet.
E. Sandwich.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Litchfield.
E. Radnor.
E. Coventry.
E. Jersey.
E. Oxford.
E. Halifax.
E. Harborough.
E. Pomfret.
E. Waldegrave.
E Effingham.
E. Powis
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Falmouth.
L. Abp Cant.
L. Bp Chichester.
L Bp Sarum.
L Bp St Davids
L. Bp Bangor.
L. Bp St Asaph.
L Bp. Landaff.
L. Delawarr.
L Dudley
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Berkeley
L Stawell
L Hervey
L Hay
L Foley
L Onslow
L Cadogan.
L Ducie
L Raymond
L Montfort.
L Ilchester
L Edgecumbe.
L Sandys.
L. Anson.

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

Sheredith Parish Roads, repairing &c Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better repairing the Highways, and cleansing the Streets, within the Parish of Saint Leonard, Shoreditch, in the County of Middlesex, and for better enlightening the open Places, Streets, Lanes, Passages, and Courts there, and regulating the Nightly Watch and Beadles, within the said Parish"

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.

Message from H C to return Mortimer & al to sell Marsheld a Estate, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of divers Lands and Tenements in Twickenham, in the County of Middlesex, devised by the Will of Paul Mansfield, deceased, pursuant to an Agreement for that Purpose, and for the Benefit of his Grandchildren," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Worcester Road, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further enlarging the Term and Powers granted and continued by Two Acts of Parliament, the One passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, and the other in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for repairing the Roads from the City of Worcester, through the Borough of Droitwich, to Dyers Bridge, near Bromsgrove, in the County of Worcester, and also for repairing the Roads from Dyers Bridge, through the Town of Bromsgrove, to Spadesbourn Bridge, and from Droitwich to Bradley Brook, in the same County"

William Giles, John King, Thomas Allen, John Grover, Edward Bearcroft, and Edward Barwell, were called in, and sworn, in order to be examined before the said Committee.

Then the House was 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 gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment"

One Cause only to be heard.

Ordered, That this House will not hear any more Causes this Session of Parliament, than that which stands to be heard To-morrow.

Standing Order for bringing on Appeals, to be considered.

The House being moved, "To appoint a Time to take into Consideration the Standing Order of this House, of the 5th of April 1734, in relation to the Hearing of Appeals left undetermined in a former Session, in order to amend and enforce the same"

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, primum diem Junii jam prox. sequen. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

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