House of Lords Journal Volume 27
June 1749

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 27: June 1749', Journal of the House of Lords volume 27: 1746-1752 (1767-1830), pp. 356-368. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114297 Date accessed: 01 September 2014.


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June 1749

DIE Jovis, 1o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus. Bangor
Epus. Landavens.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Dorset, Præses.
Comes Gower, C P S
Dux Bedford
Dux Argyll.
Comes Lincoln
Comes Warwick.
Comes Thanet
Comes Sardwich
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Loudoun
Comes Oxford.
Comes Halifax
Comes Harborough
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Powis.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Ds. Dudley.
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds Hervey.
Ds. Foley
Ds Bathurst.
Ds Onslow
Ds Ducie
Ds Montfort.
Ds Ilchester
Ds Sandys.

PRAYERS.

E Clanrick and, Copies of Indentures allowed

A Petition of Smyth Earl of Clanrickard, Respondent to the Appeal of John Maxwell Esquire, was presented to the House, and read, setting forth, "That this Appeal is brought from Two Decrees of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, on making whereof, there were produced Two original Indentures, bearing Date respectively the 24th of August 1711, and which have been brought hither, with the rest of the Petitioner's Proofs, in order to be made Use of as Evidence on the Hearing of the said Appeal," and praying, "In regard the said Hearing cannot come on till next Session, and the said Deeds will be wanted in Ireland, that the Petitioner may be at Liberty to make Use of Copies thereof, instead of the Originals, in such Manner as this House may please to direct."

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

And being withdrawn.

Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty, upon hearing this Appeal, to make Use of examined and attested Copies of the said original Indentures, and that such Copies be examined and attested by the Agent for the Appellant and the Agent for the Petitioner, upon reasonable Notice to be given by the Petitioner, of his Agent, to the Respondent's Agent, for that Purpose.

Worcester Road, repairing Bill

Hodie 3a 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 repairing the Roads from Dyers Bridge, through the Town of Bromsgrove, to Spadesbourn Bridge, and from Droitwich to Bradley Brook, in the same County."

Motion to omit some Words in it

Then it was moved, "That, in the Thirtieth and Thirty-first Lines of the Seventh Press, these Words, videlicet, ["before the Thirty-first Day of July One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-eight,"] be left out"

And the same being objected to.

The Question was put, "Whether those Words shall stand Part of the Bill"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Protest against rejecting that Motion

"Dissentient.

"1st, Because it appeared, by the Books and Deed produced before the Committee, That the Persons hereby to be excluded were elected into this Trust by a legal Number of surviving Commissioner, in Pursuance of an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of His late Majesty's Reign, which is mentioned in the Title of this Bill, wherein are these Words "And all and every Person or Persons, so elected, nominated, and appointed, is and are hereby empowered to act and do, in putting this and the said former Act in Execution, in as full and ample a Manner as any of the Trustees named in the said former, or this present Act, are empowered to act and do" By which it appears, that these Persons have the strongest Title to the Rights and Privileges granted by that Act; which Act is not repealed by the present Bill, and of which Seven Years remain yet unexpired.

"2dly, Because the depriving Persons of their Franchises, which they are in the actual Possession of, and enjoy under the Authority of Two Acts of Parliament, without the least Misdemeanour or Complaint suggested against them, seems, in our Opinion, too great a Deviation from that strict Regard which this House has always shewn to the Property of the Subject.

"3dly, Because we look on retrospect Laws in general as injurious to the Persons against whom they are made, but more particularly so in the present Case, where a Punishment is inflicted without any Crime alleged, which we conceive to be without Example We are therefore at a Loss to reconcile such a Proceeding to the Principles of Justice or Reason, especially as we have heard no Argument made Use of to support it.

"4thly, Because we apprehend a Precedent of this Nature may be productive of the most fatal Consequences, as it tends, in our Opinion, to inval date Parliamentary Rights, and may hereafter be equally applied to Cases of a higher and more dangerous Nature, and if ever that should happen, we do not see what Security any Subject of these Kingdoms can have for his Liberty and Property, which have been so long the Boast of the British Constitution.

"Foley
Shaftesbury
Oxford & Mortimer"

Then the Question was put, "Whether the said Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C that the Lords have agreed to the Bill

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Montagu and Mr. Lane

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

Messages from thence, to return Lady Lymington s Bill,

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for selling the settled Estate of Catherine commonly called Lady Lymington, for discharging several Debts and Encumbrances, 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.

and Glaston Rectory annexing to Peter House, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for annexing the Rectory of Glaston, in the County of Rutland, to the Office of Master or Keeper of the House or College of Saint Peter, in the University of Cambridge," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with One Amendment, whereunto they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Small Debts, Southwark, Bill

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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"

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

Petition of Attornies of the Marshalsea Court against it

Upon reading the Petition of the Attornies of the ancient Court of The Marshalsea of the King's Household, and of the Court of His Majesty's Palace of Westminster, setting forth, "That they apprehend, that the Profits of the said Offices will be greatly diminished by the before mentioned Bill, if the same should pass into a Law," and praying, "That the Petitioners may be appointed Clerks of the Court proposed to be erected by the said Bill, or that they may be heard by then Counsel, or have such other Relief as to this House shall seem meet."

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

Mar Campbell & al against Alex Campbell

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Margaret, Lillias, and Hellen Campbell, only lawful Children now on Life of the deceased Archibald Campbell of Shirvane, and Mr. John Graham Younger of Dugalston, Husband of the said Margaret, and John Callendar of Craigforth, sole Curator and Guardian of the said Lillias and Hellen, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 17th of February 1746/7, and of another Interlocutor of the same Lords, of the 12th of June following, whereby they adhered to their former Interlocutor, made on the Behalf of Alexander Campbell of Shirvane, and praying, "That the same might be reversed, altered, or varied, and such other Relief given the Appellants as to this House should seem meet" As also upon the Answer of the said Alexander Campbell 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.

Sinking Fund Appropriation, &c 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 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 otherwife destroyed"

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

Mistakes in Names of Commissioners of Land Tax rectifying Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

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

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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"

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 2o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus Bangor.
Epus. Landavens.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Dorset, Præses.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Argyll.
March Tweeddale.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Home.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Powis
Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds Foley
Ds. Onslow
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Stockton Road, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the 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 Tees to Darlington, and from thence, through Winston, to Barnard Castle, in the same County, and for the effectual amending of the same," 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."

Shoreditch Road, repairing, &c Bill

The same Earl made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, 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," was committed.

Fish Market at Westminster, Bill

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

Lady Lymington's Bill

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for selling the settled Estate of Catherine commonly called Lady Lymington, for discharging several Debts and Encumbrances, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

Glaston Rectory annexing to Peter House, Bill

The House also proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendment made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for annexing the Rectory of Glaston, in the County of Rutland, to the Office of Master or Keeper of the House or College of Saint Peter, in the University of Cambridge"

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

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

To acquaint them, that this House hath agreed to their Amendments made to the said Bills.

Standing Order in relating to the Hearing of Appeals, Committee appointed

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into Consideration the Standing Order of this House, of the 5th of April 1734, in relation to the Hearing of Appeals left undertermined in a former Session, in order to amend and enforce the same.

Ordered, That the Lords following be appointed a Committee, to consider of the said Order, and what Alterations or Amendments are proper to be made therein, in order to render the same more effectual, and report to the House.

L. Chancellor.
L President.
L. Privy Seal.
D. Argyll.
M. Tweeddale.
E. Warwick.
E. Shaftesbury.
E Home
E. Oxford.
E Halifax.
E Harborough
E. Macclesfield.
E. Pomfret
E. Fitzwalter
E. Effingham.
E. Powis.
Viscount Say & Seale.
L. Bp Sarum.
L Bp. St. Davids
L. Bp. Bangor
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Hervey.
L. Foley.
L. Onslow.
L. Ilchester.
L. Sandys.

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

E Derwentwater's Estates, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the several Estates of James late Earl of Derwentwater and Charles Radcliffe, deceased, comprized in several Settlements therein mentioned, in Trustees for an absolute Estate of Inheritance, for the Benefit of the Royal Hospital at Greenwich, and for raising certain Sums of Money, out of Part of the said Estates, for the Relief of the Children of the said Charles Radcliffe," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Whale Fishery, Bill

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further Encouragement and Enlargement of the Whale Fishery, and for continuing such Laws as are therein mentioned relating thereto, and for the Naturalization of such Foreign Protestants as shall serve for the Time therein mentioned on Board such Ships as shall be fitted out for the said Fishery," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Outlawries for High Treason, in Scotland, Bill

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the 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."

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 on Monday next.

Sinking Fund Appropriation, &c 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-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"

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."

Mistakes in Names of Commissioners of Land Tax, rectifying, Bill

The like Proceeding was had, upon the 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."

And the same Report was made.

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

The like Proceeding was had, upon the 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."

And the same Report was made.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 5o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus Meneven
Epus. Landavens.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux St Albans.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Craufurd.
Comes Granville.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Bath.
Comes Powis.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds Hervey.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds Onslow.
Ds Ducie
Ds Montfort.
Ds Ilchester.
Ds Sandys.
Ds. Anson.

PRAYERS.

E of Thanet takes the Oaths.

Sackville Earl of Thanet took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes, his Lordship having first delivered a Certificate of his receiving the Sacrament, to the Truth whereof Witnesses were sworn and examined.

Message from H C with a Bill, and to return Broad Blunsdon Common enclosing, Bill

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

To return 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," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Continuing Laws, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws for preventing Exactions of the Occupiers of Locks and Wears upon the River Thames Westward, and for ascertaining the Rates of Water Carriage upon the said River, and for continuing, explaining, and amending, the several Laws for the better Regulation of Attornies and Solicitors, and for regulating the Price and Assize of Bread, and for preventing the spreading of the Distemper amongst the Horned Cattle, and also for making further Regulations with respect to Attornies and Solicitors, and for further preventing the spreading of the Distemper amongst the Horned Cattle, and for the more frequent Return of Writs in the Counties Palatine of Chester and Lancaster, and for ascertaining the Method of levying Writs of Execution against the Inhabitants of Hundreds, and for allowing Quakers to make Affirmation in Cases where an Oath is or shall be required," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

E Derwentwater's Estate Bill.

The Duke of Bedford acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, having been apprized of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the several Estates of James late Earl of Derwentwater and Charles Radcliffe, deceased, comprized in several Settlements therein mentioned, in Trustees, for an absolute Estate of Inhertance for the Benefit of the Royal Hospital at Greenwich, and for raising certain Sums of Money out of Part of the said Estates, for the Relief of the Children of the said Charles Radcliffe," was graciously pleased to consent (so far as the Interest of the Crown is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed thereupon as they think fit."

The said Bill was read a Second Time.

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

Sinking Fund Appropriation &c Bill

Hodie 3a 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-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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Mistakes in Names of Commissioners, Land Tax, rectifying, Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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 the 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"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Officers Mariners &c to exercise Trades, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Stockton Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Shoreditch Parish Roads repairing, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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 Five preceding Bills.

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

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

Whale Fishery, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the further Encouragement and Enlargement of the Whale Fishery, and for continuing such Laws as are therein mentioned relating thereto, and for the Naturalization of such Foreign Protestants as shall serve, for the Time therein mentioned, on Board such Ships as shall be fitted out for the said Fishery"

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

Outlawries in Scotland for High Treason Bill.

The Earl of Warwick (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the 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," 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.

Fish Market, Westminster, Bill

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the 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."

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.

Small Debts, Southwark, Bill

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the 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"

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.

Messages from H C to return V Dillon's Bill

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of several Estates, in the Counties of Mayo and Roscommon, in the Kingdom of Ireland, belonging to Henry late Lord Viscount Dillon, for Payment of Debts, and other Purposes therein mentioned," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 6o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus Meneven.
Epus. Bangor
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses.
Comes Gower, C P. S
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Warwick
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Home.
Comes Granville.
Comes Halifax
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bath.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds Bathurst.
Ds Ilchester.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Outlawries in Scotland for High Treason, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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"

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

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

Continuing Laws, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws, for preventing Exactions of the Occupiers of Locks and Wears upon the River Thomas Westward, and for ascertaining the Rates of Water Carriage upon the said River, and for continuing, explaining, and amending, the several Laws for the better Regulation of Attornies and Solicitors; and for regulating the Price and Assize of Bread; and for preventing the spreading of the Distemper amongst the Horned Cattle, and also for making further Regulations with respect to Attornies and So licitors, and for further preventing the spreading of the Distemper amongst Horned Cattle, and for the more frequent Return of Writs in the Counties Palatine of Chester and Lancaster, and for ascertaining the Method of levying Writs of Execution against the Inhabitants of Hundreds, and for allowing Qualers to make Affirmation, in Cases where an Oath's or shall be required."

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

Whale Fishery, Bill

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further Encouragement of the Whale Fishery, and for continuing such Laws as are therein mentioned relating thereto, and for the Naturalization of such Foreign Protestants as shall serve, for the Time therein mentioned, on Board such Ships as shall be fitted out for the said Fishery."

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."

African Trade extending, Bill

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for extending and improving the Trade to Africa," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H C to return the Bill for Brereton to take the Name of Salusbury

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for authorizing and empowering Thomas Brereton Esquire and his Heirs to take and use the Surname of Salusbury," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Fish Market, Westminster, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House to whom the 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," 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.

Small Debts, Southwark, Bill

The same Earl likewise (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the 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," was committed, the Amendments made by the Committee to the said Bill.

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

And other Amendments were made by their Lordships to the said Bill.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 7o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus Meneven. Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses
Comes Gower, C. P S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Argyll
Dux Newcastle
March Tweeddale.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Lincoln
Comes Warwick.
Comes Granville.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Powys.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds Hervey
Ds Montfort.
Ds Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Small Debts, Southwark, Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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, Sairt 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"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Fish Market, Westminster, Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H C that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bill

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

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

Whale Fishery, Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the further Encouragement and Enlargement of the Whale Fishery, and for continuing such Laws as are therein mentioned relating thereto, and for the Naturalization of such Foreign Protestants as shall serve, for the Time therein mentioned, on Board such Ships as shall be fitted out for the said Fishery."

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.

African Trade extending, Bill

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for extending and improving the Trade to Africa"

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

E Derwentwater's Estates, Bill

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the several Estates of James late Earl of Derwentwater and Charles Radcliffe, deceased, comprized in several Settlements therein mentioned, in Trustees, for an absolute Estate of Inheritance, for the Benefit of the Royal Hospital at Greenwich, and for raising certain Sums of Money, out of Part of the said Estates, for the Relief of the Children of the said Charles Radcliffe"

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"

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 several Laws, for preventing Exactions of the Occupiers of Locks and Wears upon the River Thames Westward, and for ascertaining the Rates of Water Carriage upon the said River, and for continuing, explaining, and amending, the several Laws for the better Regulation of Attornies and Solicitors, and for regulating the Price and Assize of Bread, and for preventing the spreading of the Distemper amongst the Horned Cattle, and also for making further Regulations with respect to Attornies and Solicitors, and for further preventing the spreading of the Distemper amongst the Horned Cattle, and for the more frequent Return of Writs in the Counties Palatine of Chester and Lancaster, and for ascertaining the Method of levying Writs of Execution against the Inhabitants of Hundreds, and for allowing Quakers to make Affirmation, in Cases where an Oath is or shall be required."

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 One Amendment thereunto, which he would be ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 8o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bangor
Epus. Landavens.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses
Comes Gower, C P. S.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Pembroke
Comes Warwick.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Coventry
Comes Jersey
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Craufurd
Comes Home
Comes Granville.
Comes Halifax
Comes Fitzwalter
Comes Powys.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Ds. Dudley.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds Hervey.
Ds Bathurst.
Ds Onslow.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Anson.

PRAYERS.

E Derwentwater's Estates, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the several Estates of James late Earl of Derwentwater and Charles Radcliffe, deceased, comprized in several Settlements therein mentioned, in Trustees, for an absolute Estate of Inheritance, for the Benefit of the Royal Hospital at Greenwich; and for raising certain Sums of Money, out of Part of the said Estates, for the Relief of the Children of the said Charles Rodcliffe."

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 Burroughs and Mr. Allen

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

Continuing Laws, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws, for preventing Exactions of the Occupiers of Locks and Wears upon the River Thames Westward, and for ascertaining the Rates of Water Carriage upon the said River, and for continuing, explaining, and amending, the several Laws for the better Regulation of Attornies and Solicitors, and for regulating the Price and Assize of Bread, and for preventing the spreading of the Distemper amongst the Horned Cattle, and also for making further Regulations with respect to Attornies and Solicitors, and for fur ther preventing the spreading of the Distemper amongst the Horned Cattle, and for the more frequent Return of Writs in the Counties Palatine of Chester and Lancaster, and for ascertaining the Method of levying Writs of Execution against the Inhabitants of Hundreds, and for allowing Quakers to make Affirmation, in Cases where an Oath is or shall be required," was committed, the Amendment made by the Committee to the said Bill.

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

Report of Committee of Standing Order for hearing Appeals

The same Earl reported from the Lords Committees appointed 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, and what Alterations or Amendments are proper to be made therein, in order to render the same more effectual "That the Committee have accordingly met, and considered the Matter to them referred, and have prepared an Order, which they think proper to be substituted instead of the said Standing Order."

And the same, being read Twice by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House, and is as follows, (videlicet,)

"Ordered, That all such Appeals as have been presented, for hearing whereof Days have been appointed during this Session, which shall not be determined in this Session, and all such Appeals as shall be presented, for hearing whereof Days shall be appointed in any subsequent Session, which shall not be determined in the same Session, shall be heard and determined in the Beginning of the next Session of Parliament, in the same Order and Course as they shall stand to be heard at the End of this or any future Session, without any new Application to this House to appoint a Day for hearing the same, and that such of the said Appeals as shall stand first to be heard, at the End of this or any future Session of Parliament, shall stand to be heard upon the Wednesday in the Week next after that Week in which any subsequent Session of Parliament shall begin, the Second upon the Friday following and the Third upon the Monday following, and from thence the rest of the said Appeals in Course, upon every Wednesday, Friday, and Monday, until they shall be all heard and determined, and that, in case any such Appeal shall not be adjourned by Order of this House made before the Day on which the same is hereby appointed to be heard, and the Party or Parties on One Side shall attend by their Counsel, and the Party or Parties on the other Side shall not attend by their Counsel, on the said Day appointed for hearing thereof, such Appeal shall be heard ex Parte, and in Case neither of the Parties to such Appeal shall attend by their Counsel on the said Day appointed for hearing thereof, then such Appeal shall stand absolutely dismissed, but without Prejudice in this last Case to the Appellant or Appellants presenting any new Appeal thereafter, in such Manner as the said Appellant or Appellants might have done in case such former Appeal had not been presented to this House, as he or they shall be advised"

Ordered, That the Standing Order before mentioned be vacated and made void, and that the said Order now reported from the Committee, and agreed to by the House, be substituted instead thereof, and declared to be a Standing Order, and that it be entered on the Roll of Standing Orders, and printed and published, and assixed on the Doors of this House and Westminster Hall, to the End that all Persons concerned may the better take Notice of the same.

African Trade improving, Bill,

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into Committee upon the Bill, intituled, An Act for extending and improving the Trade to Africa"

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

Address for an Examination into the Matter, &c.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, "That He will be graciously pleased to direct the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to prepare a Scheme, for the better securing, improving, and extending, the Trade to Africa, and to lay the same before both Houses of Parliament at the Beginning of the next Session of Parliament, and that His Majesty will be graciously pleased, in the mean Time, to give such Directions, for preserving and securing the Forts, Castles, and Settlements, upon the Coast of Africa, belonging to Great Britain, as His Majesty, in His Royal Wisdom, shall judge proper, and that His Majesty will be pleased to direct the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of Great Britain to appoint proper Persons, to inspect and examine the State and Condition of the said Forts, Castles, and Settlements, and also of the Military Stores, Castle-Slaves, Canoes, and other Vessels belonging to the Royal African Company, and to report, with all possible Dispatch, how they find the same"

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 9o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus Meneven.
Epus. Bangor
Epus Landavens.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, C P. S.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Comes Pembroke
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Crauford
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Harrington
Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds Delawarr.
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds. Orslow.

PRAYERS.

E Harrington takes the Oaths.

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

Continuing Law, Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws, for preventing Exactions of the Occupiers of Locks and Wears upon the River Thames Westward, and for ascertaining the Rates of Water-carriage upon the said River, and for continuing, explaining, and amending, the several Laws for the better Regulation of Attornies and Solicitors, and for regulating the Price and Assize of Bread, and for preventing the spreading of the Distemper amongst the Horned Cattle, and also for making further Regulations with respect to Attornies and Solicitors, and for further preventing the spreading of the Distemper amongst the Horned Cattle, and for the more frequent Return of Writs in the Counties Palatine of Chester and Lancaster, and for ascertaining the Method of levying Writs of Execution against the Inhabitants of Hundreds, and for allowing Quakers to make Affirmation, in Cases where an Oath is or shall be required.

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

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

Message from thence to return small Debts, Southwark, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within the Town and Borough of Southwork, 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," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Scott to amend his Appeal

A Petition of Francis Scott, was presented to the House, and read, setting forth, "That, in his Appeal, to which Francis Lord Napier and others are Respondents, the Petitioner's Agents have omitted inserting therein Two several Interlocutors, One, pronounced by the Court of Session in Scotland, of the 10th of December 1735, and the other, by the Lord Ordinary, of the 20th of January 1744, against both which, the Petitioner is advised, he ought to have appealed," and praying, "That he may be at Liberty to amend his said Appeal, by inserting the said Interlocutors therein, and may also amend the printed Cases (already exchanged) in that Particular"

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

And being withdrawn.

Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to amend his said Appeal, as desired, by inserting therein the said Two Interlocutors, and appealing from the same, upon Payment to the said Respondents Three Pounds, for their Costs upon this Occasion, but without Prejudice to the coming on of this Cause to be heard in the Order and Course it now stands for that Purpose.

Shanley against Harrison & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Thomas Shanley Gentleman, complaining of a Decree of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, of the 22d Day of June 1748, made in a Cause wherein John Harrison was Plaintiff, and the Appellant and others were Defendants, and wherein the Appellant was Plaintiff, and the said John Harrison Defendant, and also complaining of Two subsequent Orders of the same Court, of the 18th of April and Sixth of May last, and praying, That the said Decree and Orders may be reversed or rectified, and such further Relief granted the Appellant as to this House in their great Wisdom shall seem meet"

It is Ordered, That the said John Harrison, and likewise Mary Atkins and Mary Mitchell, otherwise Harrison, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the 13th Day of July next, and that Service of this Order on the said Respondents, or their respective Attornies or Agents, be deemed good Service.

Plunket to enter into Recognizance for the Appellant

The House being moved, "That Arthur Plunket of Great Ryder Street in the Parish of St. James's Westm'r Esquire may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellant, he being in Ireland"

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

Messages from H C to return the Fish Market, Westminster, Bill,

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

To return the 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," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Outlawries in Scotland for High Treason Bill,

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

To return the 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," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

and continuing Laws, Bill

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws, for preventing Exactions of the Occupiers of Locks and Wears upon the River Thames Westward, and for ascertaining the Rates of Water Carriage upon the said River, and for continuing, explaining, and amending, the several Laws for the better Regulation of Attornies and Solicitors, and for regulating the Price and Assize of Bread, and for preventing the spreading of the Distemper amongst the Horned Cattle, and also for making further Regulations with respect to Attornies and Solicitors, and for further preventing the spreading of the Distemper amongst the Horned Cattle, and for the more frequent Return of Writs in the Counties Palatine of Chester and Lancaster, and for ascertaining the Method of levying Writs of Execution against the Inhabitants of Hundreds, and for allowing Quakers to make Assirmation, in Cases where an Oath is or shall be required," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 13o Junii.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Fredericus Princeps Walliæ.

Arch Cant.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bangor
Epus. Landavens.
Dux Cumberland
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses
Dux Marlborough, Senescallus
Dux Richmond.
Dux St Albans
Dux Bedford.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl
Dux Newcastle.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich
Comes Rochford
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Craufurd.
Comes Home
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes (fn. 1) Fitzwalter.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Powys.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds Dudley.
Ds Hervey.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Anson.

PRAYERS.

His Majesty's Answer to Address relating to the Trade to Africa

The Lord Steward reported, "That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) presented to His Majesty the Address of this House, on Thursday last, relating to the Trade to Africa, and that His Majesty was pleased to say, He would give Directions accordingly."

D Marlborough and E Sandwich take the Oaths

Charles Duke of Marlborough and John Earl of Sandwich took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes, they having first delivered Certificates of their receiving the Sacrament, to the Truth whereof Witnesses were sworn and examined.

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 by His Officers of State, the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cumberland (in their Robes) sitting in their respective Places (the Lords being also in their Robes), commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure, that they attend Him immediately, in this House."

Who being come, with their Speaker.

He, after a Speech to His Majesty, delivered the Bill for granting a Million out of the Sinking Fund, and other Matters, the Bill relating to the late Earl of Derwentwater's Estate, and the Bill for encouraging the Whale Fishery, to the Clerk, who brought them to the Table, where the Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those and the several 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 Fortynine, 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"

"2. An Act for vesting the several Estates of James late Earl of Derwentwater and Charles Radeliffe, deceased, comprized in several Settlements therein mentioned, in Trustees, for an absolute Estate of Inheritance, for the Benefit of the Royal Hospital at Greenwich, and for raising certain Sums of Money, out of Part of the said Estates, for the Relief of the Children of the said Charles Radcliffe"

"3 An Act for the further Encouragement and Enlargement of the Whale Fishery, and for continuing such Laws as are therein mentioned relating thereto, and for the Naturalization of such Foreign Protestants as shall serve, for the Time therein mentioned, on Board such Ships as shall be fitted out for the said Fishery"

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

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

"4 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 Fortyseven and One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fortyeight"

"5. 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"

"6. An Act to ascertain and establish the Method of proceeding to and upon Outlawries for High Treason and Misprision of High Treason, in Scotland"

"7. An Act to continue several Laws, for preventing Exactions of the Occupiers of Locks and Wears upon the River Thames Westward, and for ascertaining the Rates of Water Carriage upon the said River, and for continuing, explaining, and amending, the several Laws for the better Regulation of Attornies and Solicitors, and for regulating the Price and Assize of Bread, and for preventing the spreading of the Distemper amongst the Horned Cattle, and also for making further Regulations with respect to Attornies and Solicitors, and for further preventing the spreading of the Distemper amongst the Horned Cattle, and for the more frequent Return of Writs in the Counties Palatine of Chester and Lancaster, and for ascertaining the Method of levying Writs of Execution against the Inhabitants of Hundreds, and for allowing Quakers to make Affirmation, in Cases where an Oath is or shall be required"

"8. 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 Rotherbith, in the County of Surry, and the several Precincts and Liberties of the same"

"9. 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, and for allowing the Sale of Fish under the Dimensions mentioned in a Clause contained in an Act of the First Year of His late Majesty's Reign, in case the same are taken with a Hook"

"10. 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 of the same"

"11. 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 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 Dyer's Bridge, through the Town of Bromsgrove, to Spadesbourn Bridge, and from Droitwich to Bradley Brook, in the same County"

"12. 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."

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

"Le Roy le veult"

"13 An Act for Sale of several Estates, in the Counties of Mayo and Roscommon, in the Kingdom of Ireland, belonging to Henry late Lord Viscount Dillon, for Payment of Debts, and other Purposes therein mentioned"

"14. An Act for selling the settled Estate of Catherine commonly called Lady Lymington, for discharging several Debts and Encumbrances, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"15. 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"

"16 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."

"17. 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"

"18 An Act for annexing the Rectory of Glaston, in the County of Rutland, to the Office of Master or Keeper of the House or College of Saint Peter, in the University of Cambridge"

"19 An Act for authorizing and empowering Thomas Brereton Esquire and his Heirs to take and use the Surname of Salusbury."

"20 An Act for naturalizing Emanuel Bowler."

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

"Soit sait comme il est desiré"

Then His Majesty spake as follows,

His Majesty's Speech

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"I come now to put an End to this Session of Parliament, which is become the more necessary by reason of the advanced Season of the Year.

"The Definitive Treaty of Aix la Chapelle having been, by My Order, laid before you several Months ago, you have all been fully informed of the Terms and Conditions on which it was made, and have already had the Satisfaction to see them carried into Execution, by the several contracting Parties, with great Punctuality and good Faith, so far as the Time and Distance of Place would admit. Nothing now remains, but to preserve and improve the Peace so happily re-established. All the Powers concerned have declared themselves in so clear and friendly a Manner on this Subject, as leaves no Room to doubt of their sincere Disposition to render the Peace lasting in all Parts My earnest Desire to promote the Welfare of My own Subjects and the general Tranquillity of Europe will make Me exert My Endeavours for the same good End, by steadily adhering to the Engagements I have entered into, and cultivating the most perfect Union and Harmony with My Allies, upon whose ready Concurrence, in all proper Measures for that Purpose, I have the greatest Reason to depend.

"It is with great Satisfaction I have seen Part of this Session employed in Consideration for advancing the Trade and Navigation of My Kingdoms I hope, at your next Meeting, you will be able to perfect what has now been begun, particularly by taking the proper Methods to render our Naval Force the most useful and serviceable, which is so essential to the Protection of our Commerce, and to our Security in all Times.

"Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"I return you My Thanks for the Supplies you have granted Me, and for the Attention you have shewn to maintain the Public Credit, which I rejoice to see in so flourishing a Condition at the End of an expensive though necessary War. The Readiness with which you have enabled Me to satisfy the Demands of My Allies is very agreeable to Me, and cannot fail to produce the best Effects.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"Let Me recommend it to you to improve the Advantages of our present Situation, for the Quiet and Stability of My Government, and the true Interest and Happiness of My People, and, in your several Countries, to promote such Principles and Dispositions as may be most conducive to those desirable Ends."

The Speech being ended,

The Lord Chancellor said,

Parliament prorogued

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

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

Footnotes

1 Origin Fitzalier