House of Lords Journal Volume 27
June 1751, 11-20

Sponsor

History of Parliament Trust

Publication

Year published

1767-1830

Pages

585-596

Annotate

Comment on this article
Double click anywhere on the text to add an annotation in-line

Citation Show another format:

'House of Lords Journal Volume 27: June 1751, 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 27: 1746-1752 (1767-1830), pp. 585-596. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114330 Date accessed: 15 September 2014.


Highlight

(Min 3 characters)

June 1751, 11-20

DIE Martis, 11o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus. Roffen.
Epus Cicestriens
Epus Petriburg.
Epus Bangor
Epus Litch & Cov.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius.

PRAYERS.

In order to solemnize this Day, being appointed by Authority to be observed as a Day of Public Thanksgiving, for His Majesty's happy Accession to the Crown,

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 12o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus Meneven.
Epus Bangor
Epus Litch & Cov.
Epus Bristol.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses.
Comes Gower, C P S.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Devon.
Dux Argyll
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Winchilsea
Comes Chesterfield
Comes Carlsle
Comes Shaftesbury
Comes Coventry
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Horringion.
Comes Fitzwilliam
Comes Northumberland.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Townshend.
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds Ward.
Ds Berkeley Str.
Ds Masham.
Ds Bathurst.
Ds Montfort.
Ds Edgecumbe.
Ds Sandys.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Thanks to the Bp of Bristol, for his Sermon.

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

Fitz Maurice to take the Name of Petty, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Honourable John Fitz Maurice, and his Issue, to take and use the Sur ame of Petty, pursuant to the Will of the Right Honourable Henry Earl of Shelburne in the Kingdom of Ireland, deceased," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Wheat Meal Measurement of, & E India Annuities, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for ascertaining the Admeasurement of Wheat Meal, or other Corn or Grain ground, for which a Bounty is payable upon Exportation, and for making Allowances to the East India Company, for their Charges and Expences in managing, paying, and transfering, their Reduced Annuities," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Greenwich Hospital, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to render all Contracts and Agreements, which shall be made by the Commissioners or Governors of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, for the Purchase of any Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, for or towards the finishing and compleating the said Hospital, valid and effectual, and for ascertaining the Recompense that shall be made for the same," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Paper Bills of Credit in New England, to restrain, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to regulate and restrain Paper Bills of Credit, in His Majesty's Colomes or Plantations of Rhode Island, and Providence Plantations, Connecticutt, The Massechusetts Bay and New Hampshire in America, and to prevent the same being legal Traders in Payments of Money," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

African Company, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time to the Commissioners appointed by, and in Pursuance of, an Act of the Twenty third Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for extending and improving the Trade to Africa, and to inquire into the Claims of certain Creditors of the Royal African Company therein mentioned, and for the Relief of David Crichton, and for restraining the said Company from disposing of such of their Effects as are therein mentioned, and for staying all Suits for Money due from or on the account of the said Company, for the Time therein mentioned," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Two last mentioned Bills were read the First Time.

Pall Mall paving &c. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for paving, cleansing, enlightering, and keeping in Repair, the Street called Pall Mall, as an Experiment towards the paving, cleansing, enlightening, and keeping in Repair, the Streets of the City and Liberty of Westminster, and Precincts of The Savoy, and that Part of the Dutchy of Lancaster which adjoineth thereto, and for preventing Damage being done to the Pavements of the Streets, within the Limits of the Weekly Bills of Mortality, by the Wheels of Carts, Cars, or Drays"

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Ordered, That the same be read a Second Time on Monday next.

Petition of Inhabitants and others, against the Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of several Freeholders, Owners of Houses, and Inhabitants, of the Street called Pall Mall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, in Behalf of themselves and several others in the said Street, praying, "In regard the Petitioners apprehend, that the Method proposed by the Bill for paving, cleansing, enlightening, and keeping in Repair, the said Street, will lay the Petitioners under the greatest Difficulties, by affecting their Properties, that they may be heard, by their Counsel, against the said Bill, before the same passes into a Law"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners may be heard, by their Counsel, at the Second Reading of the said Bill, on Monday next, as desired, as may Counsel also be heard for the Bill, at the same Time, and that One Counsel only of a Side be permitted to be heard either for or against the said Bill.

Phipps against E of Anglesey & al.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein Constantine Phipps Esquire is Appellant, and Richard Earl of Anglesey and others are Respondents.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 13o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bangon
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Dorset, Præses
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Carlisle
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Halifax
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Orford.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Bath
Comes Northumberland.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds Delawarr.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds Berkeley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds Montfort.
Ds Sandys.
Ds Anson.
Ds Feversham.
Ds Archer.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Spirituous Liquors additional Duty, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty an additional Duty upon Spirituous Liquors, and upon Licenses for retailing the same, and for repealing the Act of the Twentieth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for granting a Duty to His Majesty, to be paid by Distillers, upon Licenses to be taken out by them for retailing Spirituous Liquors, and for the more effectually restraining the retailing of distilled Spirituous Liquors, and for allowing a Drawback upon the Exportation of British-made Spirits, and that the Parish of St Mary le Bon, in the County of Middlesex, shall be under the Inspection of the Head Office of Excise."

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

Paper Bills of Credit in New England to restrain, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to regulate and restrain Paper Bills of Credit, in His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations of Rhode Island, and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, The Massachusets Bay, and New Hampshire, in America, and to prevent the same being legal Tenders in Payments of Money"

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

Attestation of Devises of Estates, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend so much of an Act made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, intituled, "An Act for preventing of Frauds and Perjuries," as relates to the Attestation of Devises of Real Estates."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Tuesday next, and that, in the mean Time, a printed Copy of the said Bill be sent to the Judges, and that they do then attend.

Against robbing Mines, 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 better securing the Property of the Owners of Mines from Theft and Robbery"

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

Michaelmas Term to shorten, Bill.

The like Order was made, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Abbreviation of Michaelmas Term."

Bankrupts Scotland Creditors, Relief, Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief of the Creditors of such Merchants as shall become Bankrupts, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, and for extending the Privileges of Bills of Exchange to Promissory Notes, and for limiting Actions upon such Bills and Notes," be printed.

Phipps against E of Anglesey & al.

After hearing Counsel further, in the Cause wherein Constantine Phipps Esquire is Appellant, and Richard Earl of Anglesey and others are Respondents.

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be adjourned till To morrow, and the Counsel to be called in precisely at One o'Clock.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 14o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Comes Gower, C P S.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll
Dux Dorset.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Thanet
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Bath.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Northumberland.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Townshend.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Hay
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Archer
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

African Company, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time to the Commissioners appointed by and in Pursuance of an Act of the Twentythird Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for extending and improving the Trade to Africa," to inquire into the Claims of certain Creditors of the Royal African Company therein mentioned; and for the Relief of David Crichton, and for restraining the said Company from disposing of such of their Effects as are therein mentioned, and for staying all Suits of Money due from or on the account of the said Company, for the Time therein mentioned."

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

Wheat Meal, &c Measurement of, and East India Annuities, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for ascertaining the Admeasurement of Wheat Meal, or other Corn or Grain ground, for which a Bounty is payable upon Exportation, and for making Allowances to the East India Company, for their Charges and Expences in managing, paying, and transfering, their Reduced Annuities."

Greenwich Hospital, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to render all Contracts and Agreements, which shall be made by the Commissioners or Governors of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, for the Purchase of any Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, for or towards the finishing and compleating the said Hospital valid and effectual, and for ascertaining the Recompense that shall be made for the same"

Pall Mall paying, &c Bill.

Ordered, That Robert Dovis, Thomas Davis, John Bradshaw, John Toter, and Dunning, do attend this House, as Witnesses, on Monday next, upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for paving, cleaning, enlightening, and keeping in Repair, the Street called Pall Mall, as an Experiment towards the paving, cleaning, enlightening, and keeping in Repair, the Streets of the City and Liberty of Westminster and Precincts of The Savoy, and that Part of the Dutchy of Lancaster which adjoineth thereto, and for preventing Damage being done to the Pavements of the Streets within the Limits of the Weckly Bills of Mortality, by the Wheels of Carts, Cars, or Drays."

Importation of Masts, &c Premiums, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing several Laws therein mentioned, relating to the Premiums upon the Importation of Masts, Yards, and Bowsprits, Tar, Pitch, and Turpentine, to British-made Sail Cloth, and the Duties payable on Foreign Sail Cloth, and to the Allowance upon the Exportation of British made Gunpowder," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Pot Ashes, &c in America, making, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for encouraging the making of Pot Ashes and Pearl Ashes, in the British Plantations in America," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bills were both read the First Time.

Phipps against E Anglesey & al,

Counsel (according to Order) were called in, to be further heard, in the Cause wherein Constantine Phipps Lsquire is Appellant, and Richard Earl of Anglesey and others are Respondents.

And the Remainder of the said Cause having been heard on all Sides.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Then it was proposed, "To ask the Opinion of the Judges, as to some Points of Law."

Questions to the Judges.

Accordingly the Judges present were directed to deliver their Opinions to the House, on the following Questions, (videlicet,)

"1. Whether, if the Will of the 14th of May was proved to be confirmed after the Will of the 9th of December, or the Will of the 9th of December after the Will of the 14th of May, the whole Estate would not go according to the Limitations in the Will so last confirmed?"

"2 Whether Two inconsistent Wills of the same Date, neither of which can be proved to be last executed, are, or are not, by the Common Law of England, void for Uncertainty, so far as they are inconsistent, and will let in the Heir?"

"3 Whether the Limitations in the Wills of the 14th of May and 9th December, under which the Respondents claim, are or are not void for Uncertainty?"

Whereupon the Judges desired some Time might be allowed them for that Purpose.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of this Cause be adjourned to Tuesday next, and that the Judges do then deliver their Opinions upon the said Questions.

Sinking Fund and other Parposes, 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 Six Hundred Thousand Pounds, out of the Sinking Fund, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-one, and for Allowances to the poor Widows of Commission and Warrant Officers of the Royal Navy, and for the further appropriating the Supplies granted this Session of Parliament, and for making forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills, Lottery Tickets, Certificates, Orders of Loan, or Annuity Orders, payable at the Exchequer, in Lieu of such as shall be lost, burnt, or destroyed, and also for making forth new Orders of Loan, or Annuity Orders, in Lieu of such as shall become defaced, obliteratea, or otherwise encumbered with Assignments or Endorsements thereon"

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Findlater 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 like Proceeding was had in relation to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws therein mentioned, for preventing Theft and Rapine on the Northern Borders of England, for the more effectual punishing wicked and evil disposed Persons going armed in Disguise, and doing Injuries and Violences to the Persons and Properties of His Majesty's Subjects, and for the more speedy bringing the Offenders to Justice, for continuing Two Clauses, to prevent the cutting or breaking down the Bank of any River or Sea Bank, and to prevent the malicious cutting of Hop-binds, for the more effectual Punishment of Persons maliciously setting on Fire any Mine, Pit, or Delph of Coal or Cannel Coal, and of Persons unlawfully hunting or taking any Red or Fallow Deer in Forests or Chases, or beating or wounding the Keepers or other Officers in Forests, Chases, or Parks, for granting a Liberty to carry Sugars, of the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture, of any of His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America, from the said Colonies, directly into Foreign Parts, in Ships built in Great Britain, and navigated according to Law, for preventing the committing of Frauds by Bankrupts, for giving further Encouragement for the Importation of Naval Stores from the British Colonies in America, and for preventing Frauds and Abuses in the Admeasurement of Coals, in the City and Liberty of Westminster, and to make some further Provisions in relation to the signing of Certificates for the Discharge of Bankrupts"

And the same Report was made.

Frasers against His Majesty's Advocate.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Alexander and Archibald Frasers are Appellants, and His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland is Respondent, which is appointed for Monday next, be put off to that Day Month.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 17o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus Oxon.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch & Cov.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Comes Gower, C P S.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Gordon
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Morton.
Comes Moray.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrove.
Comes Egremont.
Viscount Townshend.
Ds Delawarr.
Ds. Willoughby Par
Ds. Masham
Ds. Foley
Ds. Montfort
Ds. Edgecumbe
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Dealers in Butter and Cheese, against the Bill for Preservation of Turnpikes.

Upon reading the Petition of the several Traders whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being Dealers in Butter and Cheese, within the Cities of London and Westminster, setting forth, "That the Petitioners apprehend, that if the Bill now before this House, for reducing the Number of Horses drawing in Carriages, and limiting the Weight, should pass into a Law, it will occasion a great Rise of Carriage of Butter and Cheese, which Commodities are excepted in an Act of the Fourteenth of His present Majesty," and praying, That the said Commodities may be excepted in the present Bill, or that the same may not pass into a Law"

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

Petition of St James's Parish, against Pall Mal Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of the Vestrymen and other Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint James, within the Liberty of Westminster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, on Behalf of themselves and other Inhabitants of the said Parish, setting forth, "That the Petitioners apprehend, that the Bill for paving, cleansing, enlightening, and keeping in Repair, the Street called Pall Mall, in the Form it is now printed, will be greatly detrimental to the Public, and injurious to private Property," and praying, "That the said Bill may not pass into a Law, so as to exempt the Inhabitants of the said Street from contributing to the publie Charge of cleaning the other Streets of the Ward whereof it is a Part'

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

Pall Mall paving, &c Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for paving, cleaning, enlightening, and keeping in Repair, the Street called Pall Mall, as an Experiment towards the paving, cleaning, enlightening, and keeping in Repair, the Streets of the City and Liberty of Westminster, and Precincts of the Savoy, and that Part of the Dutchy of Lancaster which adjoineth thereto, and for preventing Damage being done to the Pavements of the Streets, within the Limits of the Weekly Bills of Mortality, by the Wheels of Carts, Cars, or Drays," and hearing Counsel, as well for as against the same.

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And the Bill was read a Second Time.

And Mr Ford was heard against the same, and called Robert Davis, a Paviour, who was examined upon Oath, as to the Pavement of Pall-Mall, the Quality and Goodness thereof, and of the most proper Pavement for that Street, and as to the Nature and Quality of Purveck Stone for Pavements, and the Prices of Stones for Pavements.

Next, Thomas Davis, another Paviour, was produced, sworn, and examined in relation to the same Matter.

Also John Bradshaw, likewise examined upon Oath, as to the Quantity of Ground intended to be paved by the Method prescribed by the Bill, touching the Difference of Materials, the Durableness, Values, and Prices thereof.

Likewise Thomas Ripley Esquire, was examined in the same Manner, in relation to the Owners of the Ground in that Street, and acquainted the House, "That the Inheritance of the South Side thereof belongs chiefly to the Crown."

Mr White, Counsel for the Bill, was heard in Behalf thereof, and produced.

Thomas Philips, Bricklayer and Paviour under the Board of Works, who was examined upon Oath, as to the present Pavement of Pall-Mall, described the same; gave an Account of the Nature of Purbeck Stone Pavements, and the Prices of that and Pebble Stone Pavements.

Last of all, Thomas Poulin was examined also, in like Manner, as to Pavements in general in Westminster, and gave an Account thereof, and of the Endeavours by him used to procure the establishing the Method of Paving prescribed by the Bill, the Expence in doing the same, the Admeasurement of Pall Mall, the Costs of the Lamps intended to be put up, and the whole Charge of keeping all in Repair.

Then Mr Ford was heard, by Way of Reply.

Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Proposed, "To put off the further Consideration of the said Bill to Wednesday next, no Consent of the Crown having been as yet signified to the same."

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Bill be adjourned accordingly to Wednesday next.

Paper Bills of Credit in New England, to restrain, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to regulate and restrain Paper Bills of Credit in His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations of Rhode Island, and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, The Massachusets Bay, and New Hampshire, in America, and to prevent the same being legal Tenders in Payments of Money"

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."

Spirituous Liquors, additional Duty, Bill.

The like Proceeding was had, upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty an additional Duty upon Spirituous Liquors, and upon Licenses for retailing the same, and for repealing the Act of the Twentieth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for granting a Duty to His Majesty, to be paid by Distillers, upon Licenses to be taken out by them for retailing Spirituous Liquors, and for the more effectually restraining the retailing of distilled Spirituous Liquors, and for allowing a Drawback upon the Exportation of Britishmade Spirits, and that the Parish of St Mary le Bon, in the County of Middlesex, shall be under the Inspection of the Head Office of Excise."

And the same Report was made.

Horned Cattle, Law, continuing, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining, continuing, and enforcing, seve ral Laws therein mentioned, more effectually to prevent the spreading of the Distemper which now rages amongst the Horned Cattle in this Kingdom."

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

Warrants of Commitment in another County, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and making more effectual a Clause in an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, for the apprehending of Persons in any County or Place, upon Warrants granted by Justices of the Peace of any other County or Place."

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 will be ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same"

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Sinking Fund and other Purposes, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty the Sum of Six Hundred Thousand Pounds, out of the Sinking Fund, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-one, and for Allowances to the poor Widows of Commission and Warrant Officers of the Royal Navy, and for the further appropriating the Supplies granted this Session of Parliament, and for making forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills, Lottery Tickets, Certificates, Orders of Loan, or Annuity Orders payable at the Exchequer, in Lieu of such as shall be lost, burnt, or destroyed, and also for making forth new Orders of Loan or Annuity Orders, in Lieu of such as shall become defaced, obliterated, or otherwise encumbered with Assignments or Endorsements thereon"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Continuing Laws, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws therein mentioned, for preventing Theft and Rapine on the Northern Borders of England, for the more effectual punishing wicked and evil disposed Persons going armed in Disguise, and doing Injuries and Violences to the Persons and Properties of His Majesty's Subjects, and for the more speedy bringing the Offenders to Justice, for continuing Two Clauses, to prevent the cutting or breaking down the Bank of any River or Sea Bank, and to prevent the malicious cutting of Hop-binds, for the more effectual Punishment of Persons maliciously setting on Fire any Mine, Pit, or Delph, of Coal or Cannel Coal, and of Persons unlawfully hunting or taking any Red or Fallow Deer in Forests or Chases, or beating or wounding the Keepers or other Officers in Forests, Chases, or Parks, for granting a Liberty to carry Sugars, of the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture, of any of His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America, from the said Colonies directly into Foreign Parts, in Ships built in Great Britain, and navigated according to Law, for preventing the committing of Frauds by Bankrupts, for giving further Encouragement for the Importation of Naval Stores from the British Colonies in America, and for preventing Frauds and Abuses in the Admeasurement of Coals, in the City and Liberty of Westminster, and to make some further Provisions in relation to the signing of Certificates for the Discharge of Bankrupts."

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 Mountague and Mr Lane

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 18o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch. Cant.
Epus Meneven
Epus Bangor
Epus. Asaphen.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Comes Granville, Præses.
Dux Devon
Dux Rutland.
Dux Argyll
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Dorset.
March Tweeddale
March Rockingham.
Comes Lincoln
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Thanet
Comes Carlisle
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Loudoun
Comes Findlater
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Bristol
Comes Halifax.
Comes Macclesfield
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Harrington
Comes Bath
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Egremont
Viscount Townshend.
Ds. Delawarr
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds Hay
Ds Bathurst.
Ds Montfort.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds Sandys
Ds Fortescue.
Ds Anson
Ds Vere.

PRAYERS.

Turnpike Roads, Preser vation, Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Preservation of the Turnpike Roads in that Part of Great Britain called England, and for the Disposition of Penalties given by Acts of Parliament relating to the Highways in that Part of Great Britain called England, and for enforcing the Recovery thereof, and for the more effectual preventing of Mischiefs occasioned by the Drivers riding upon Carts, Drays, Cars, and Waggons, in the City of London, and within Ten Miles thereof," be read a Second Time on Thursday next.

Paper Bills of Credit in New England, to restrian, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to regulate and restrain Paper Bills of Credit in His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations of Rhode Island, and Providence Plantation, Connecticut, The Massachusets Bay, and New Hampshire, in America, and to prevent the same being legal Tenders in Payments of Money"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Spirituous Liquors, additional Duty, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty an additional Duty upon Spirituous Liquors, and upon Licenses for retailing the same, and for repealing the Act of the Twentieth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for granting a Duty to His Majesty to be paid by Distillers, upon Licenses to be taken out by them for retailing Spirituous Liquors, and for the more effectually restraining the retailing of distilled Spirituous Liquors, and for allowing a Drawback upon the Exportation of British-made Spirits, and that the Parish of St. Mary le Bon, in the County of Middlesex, shall be under the Inspection of the Head Office of Excise"

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 that the Two preceding Bills.

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

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

Horned Cattle, Law, continuing, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining, continuing, and enforcing, several Laws therein mentioned, more effectually to prevent the spreading of the Distemper which now rages amongst the Horned Cattle in this Kingdom."

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 will be ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same"

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Warrants of Commitment in another County, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and making more effectual a Clause in an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, for the apprehending of Persons in any County or Place, upon Warrants granted by Justices of the Peace of any other County or Place, 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.

Against robbing Mines, 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 better securing the Property of the Owners of Mines from Thest and Robbery."

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee thereupon, on this Day Month.

Bateman & al against Conway & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Rowland Bateman, of Killcen in the County of Kerry and Kingdom of Ireland Esquire, and Richard Yielding Gentleman, One of the Attornies of His Majesty's Court of Exchequer, in the said Kingdom, complaining of several Orders of the said Court of Exchequer, of the 22d of November and 19th of February 1750, and 23d of May 1751, and praying, "That the same may be reversed, and that Hugh Conway, John Conway, Edmund Conway, and Edy Bowman, may be required to answer the said Appeal"

It is Ordered, That the said several Parties last mentioned may have a Copy or Copies of the said Appeal, and they are hereby required to put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 23d Day of July next, and that Service of this Order on their Attorney or Solicitor in the said Court of Exchequer be deemed good Service.

Actestation of Devises of Estates, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend so much of an Act made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, intituled, "An Act for preventing of Frauds and Perjuries," as relates to the Attestation of Devises of Real Estates."

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee thereupon, To-morrow and that the Judges do then attend.

Phipps against E of Anglesey & al,

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into further Consideration the Cause upon the Appeal of Constantine Phipps Esquire, complaining of a Decree of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, of the 20th Day of June 1749, to which Appeal Richard Earl of Anglesey, Dame Mary Levinge Widow, and sole Executrix of Charles Annesley Esquire, deceased, Mark White Gentleman, and Charles Coote of Coothill in the County of Cavan, an Infant under the Age of Twenty-one Years, by Prudence Coote Widow, his Mother and Guardian, are Respondents, and for the Judges to deliver their Opinion upon the following Questions, (videlicet,)

Judges Opinions delivered.

"1 Whether, if the Will of the 14th of May was proved to be confirmed after the Will of the 9th of December, or the Will of the 9th of December after the Will of the 14th of May, the whole Estate would not go according to the Limitations in the Will so last confirmed?"

"2 Whether Two inconsistent Wills of the same Date, neither of which can be proved to be last executed, are, or are not, by the Common Law of England, void for Uncertainty, so far as they are inconsistent, and will let in the Heir?"

"3 Whether the Limitations in the Wills of the 14th of May and 9th of December, under which the Respondents claim, are or are not void for Uncertainty?"

Whereupon the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer accordingly delivered the unanimous Opinion of the Judges, as follows, (videlicet,)

"As to the First Question, 'If the Will of the 14th of May was proved to be confirmed after the Will of the 9th of December, without any other Circumstance, or it the Will of the 9th of December, was proved to be confirmed after the Will of the 14th of May, without any other Circumstance, the whole Estate, comprized in the Will so last confirmed, would go according to the Limitations in that Will" As to the Second Question, "That Two inconsistent Wills of the same Date, neither of which can be proved to be last executed, are, by the Common Law of England, void for Uncertainty, so far as they are inconsistent, and will let in the Heir, if no Act of the Testator subsequent to the Wills has explained them, so as to reconcile what otherwise would appear inconsistent" As to the Third Question, "That the limitations in the Wills of the 14th of May and 9th of December, under which the Respondents claim, are not void for Uncertainty, because the Wills and Codicils are to be taken together as One Testamentary Disposition, and that, in this Light, the Will of the 9th of December reduced the Estate Tail given to the First Son of Richard Lord Altham to an Estate for Life to him, by the Name of Arthur Lord Altham, with Remainder to the First and every other Son of his Body in Tail Male, with Remainder to Charles Annesley in strict Settlement, but the Codicil of the 9th of December establishes the Will of the 14th of May, and revives and sets up the Devises to the Second and every other Son of Richard Lord Altham in Tail Male, and upon both Wills taken together, Construction is to be made in the same Manner as if the Devise to Arthur Lord Altham for Life, with Remainder to his First and every other Son in Tail Male, had been actually inserted in the Will of the 14th of May, and this the more clearly appears, inasmuch as the Two Codicils of the 10th of December confirm the Will of the 14th of May, One of them in express Words, the other by confirming the Codicil of the 9th of December, which confirmed the Will of the 14th of May. And that, upon the Whole, the Judges were all of Opinion, That the Trust of the Estate in Question was well devised in Remainder to the Respondent Richard Earl of Anglesey

Judgement.

Whereupon, and upon due Consideration had of what was offered by the Counsel on all Sides in this Cause, at the Bar, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday last, it is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby, dismissed this House, and that the said Decree therein complained of be, and the same is hereby, affirmed.

Michaelmas Term to shorten, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, ""An Act for the Abbreviation of Michaelmas Term"

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 will be ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same"

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

African Company, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time to the Commissioners appointed by and in Pursuance of an Act of the Twenty third Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for extending and improving the Trade to Africa," to inquire into the Claims of certain Creditors of the Royal African Company therein mentioned, and for the Relief of David Crichton, and for restraining the said Company from disposing of such of their Effects as are therein mentioned, and for staying all Suits for Money due from or on the account of the said Company, for the Time therein mentioned"

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Warwick reported from the said Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereunto."

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

Thests on Rivers, to prevent, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual preventing of Robberies and Thefts, upon any Navigable Rivers, Ports of Entry, or Discharge wharfs and Quays adjacent."

Proposed, at the End of the Bill, "To leave out ["and shall suffer Death without Benefit of Clergy"]"

And the same was agreed to.

Then the Question was put, "Whether this Bill, with the Amendment, shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C with an Amendment to it.

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

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

Pot Ashes, &c in America, making, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for encouraging the making of Pot Ashes and Pearl Ashes, in the British Plantations in America."

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

Importation of Matts, &c Premiums, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing several Laws therein mentioned, relating to the Premiums upon the Importation of Masts, Yards, and Bowsprits, Tar, Pitch, and Turpentine, to British-made Sail Cloth, and the Duties payable on Foreign Sail Cloth, and to the Allowance upon the Exportation of British-made Gunpowder."

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

Wheat Meal, &c Measurement of, and E India Annuities, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for ascertaining the Admeasurement of Wheat Meal, or other Corn or Grain ground, for which a Bounty is payable upon Exportation, and for making Allowances to the East India Company, for then Charges and Expences in managing, paying, and transferring, their Reduced Annuities"

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

Warrant of Commitment in another County, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and making more effectual a Clause in an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, for the apprehending of Persons in any County or Place, upon Warrants granted by Justices of the Peace of any other County or Place," 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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 19o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus Bangor.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Bedford.
Dux Devon
Dux Argyll.
March. Rockingham
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Loudoun
Comes Findlater
Comes Oxford
Comes Tankerville
Comes Halifax
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Bath
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Egremont.
Ds. Abergavenny
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds Cavendish.
Ds Strange.
Ds Foley.
Ds Bathurst.
Ds Monson.
Ds Montfort.
Ds Edgecumbe.
Ds Sandys.
Ds Fortescue.
Ds. Anson.
Ds Feversham.
Ds Archer
Ds Vere.

PRAYERS.

Horned Cattle, Laws continuing, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining, continuing, and enforcing, several Laws therein mentioned, more effectually to prevent the spreading of the Distemper which now rages amongst the Horned Cattle in this Kingdom," 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.

Michaelmas Term to shorten, Bill.

His Lordship made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Abbreviation of Michaelmas Term," was committed.

And the like Proceeding was had thereupon.

Attestation of Devises of Estates, Bill,

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend so much of an Act made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, intituled, "An Act for preventing of Frauds and Perjuries," as relates to the Attestation of Devises of Real Estates."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Warwick reported from the said Committee, "That they had made some Progress in the said Bill."

Judges to bring in a new Bill.

Ordered, That the Judges do prepare and bring in a Bill, in the Beginning of the next Session of Parliament, for the Amendment of the Law relating to the Attestation of Devises of Real Estates.

I Cavendish, summoned by Writ, introduced.

William Cavendish, of Hardwyck in the County of Derby, Chevalier, Eldest Son of William Duke of Devonshire, having received His Majesty's Writ to summon him to sit in this present Parliament, was (in his Robes) introduced, between the Lord Edgecumbe and Lord Anson (also in their Robes); the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, and the Earl of Warwick officiating in this Ceremony as Lord Great Chamberlain of England, preceding.

The Lord Cavendish presented his said Writ, on his Knee, to the Lord Chancellor, at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk.

And the same was read, at the Table, as follows, (videlicet,)

His Writ of Summons.

"George the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth To Our Trusty and Wellbeloved William Cavendish, of Hardwyck in our County of Derby, Chevalier, Greeting. Whereas our Parliament, for arduous and urgent Affairs, concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, is now met at Our City of Westminster We, strictly enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs, and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present, at Our aforesaid Parliament, with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers, of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice, and this you may in no wise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Thirteenth Day of June, in the Twenty-fifth Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke and Yorke."

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

Pall Mall paving, &c Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into further Consideration the Bill, intituled, "An Act for paving, cleaning, enlightening, and keeping in Repair, the Street called Pall Mall, as an Experiment towards the paving, cleaning, enlightening, and keeping in Repair, the Streets of the City and Liberty of Westminster, and Precincts of The Savoy, and that Part of the Dutchy of Lancaster which adjoineth thereto, and for preventing Damage being done to the Pavements of the Streets, within the Limits of the Weekly Bills of Mortality, by the Wheels of Carts, Cars, or Drays"

Ordered, That the said Consideration be further adjourned till Friday next.

Importation of Masts, &c Premiums, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing several Laws therein mentioned, relating to the Premiums upon the Importation of Masts, Yards, and Bowsprits, Tar, Pitch, and Turpentine, to British-made Sail Cloth, and the Duties payable on Foreign Sail Cloth, and to the Allowance upon the Exportation of British made Gunpowder."

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."

Wheat Meal, Measurement of, and East India Annuities, Bill.

The same Proceeding was had, on the Bill, intituled, An Act for ascertaining the Admeasurement of Wheat Meal, or other Corn or Grain ground, for which a Bounty is payable upon Exportation and for making Allowances to The East India Company, for their Charges and Expences, in managing, paying, and transferring, their Reduced Annuities"

And the like Report was made.

Pot Ashes, &c. in America making Bill.

The same Proceeding was had, on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for encouraging the making of Pot Ashes and Pearl Ashes, in the British Plantations in America"

And the like Report was made.

Greenwich Hospital, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to render all Contracts and Agreements, which shall be made by the Commissioners or Governors of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, for the Purchase of any Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, for or towards the finishing and compleating the said Hospital, valid and effectual, and for ascertaining the Recompense that shall be made for the same."

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

Metcalfes, Pet against it.

Upon reading the Petition of Sarah Metcalfe Spinster and Henry Metcalfe Gentleman, praying Relief, in relation to so much of the last mentioned Bill as concerns the Petitioners.

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

African Company, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time to the Commissioners appointed by and in Pursuance of in Act of the Twentythird Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for extending and improving the Trade to Africa," to inquire into the Claims of certain Creditors of the Royal African Company, therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C with an Amendment to it.

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

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

Warrants of Commitment in another County, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and making more effectual a Clause in an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, for the apprehending of Persons in any County or Place, upon Warrants granted by Justices of the Peace of any other County or Place"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C with Amendments to it.

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

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

Barlow's Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estate of George Barlow Esquire in him and his Heirs, and for settling another Part of his Estate, of greater Value, to the same Uses, in Lieu thereof."

And the same were read Twice by the Clerk.

Then William Hester and Thomas Philips were called in, and sworn.

And the former being shewn a printed Copy of the Bill, signed "H. Barlow," a Person entitled in Remainder, and the latter being shewn a Letter signed "George Barlow," the Person principally concerned, signifying their Consent to the said Amendments.

The Witnesses severally attested the said Subscriptions to be the Hand-writing of the said (fn. 1) Barlows.

And then they were directed to withdraw.

And the said Amendments, being read the Third Time, were severally agreed to by the House.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 20o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus Meneven.
Epus Bangor
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Comes Granville, Præses.
Dux Argyll
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Dorset.
March Rockingham
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Egremont
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend
Ds Delawarr.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds Montfort.
Ds Sandys.
Ds. Anson.

PRAYERS.

Horned Cattle Laws continuing, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining, continuing, and enforcing, several Laws therein mentioned, more effectually to prevent the spreading of the Distemper which now rages amongst the Horned Cattle in this Kingdom."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Michaelmas Term to shorten, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Abbreviation of Michaelmas Term"

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 the preceding Bills.

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

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.

Wheat Meal, &c Measurement of, and East India Annuities, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for ascertaining the Admeasurement of Wheat Meal, or other Corn or Grain ground, for which a Bounty is payable upon Exportation, and for making Allowances to the East India Company, for their Charges and Expences, in managing, paying, and transferring, their Reduced Annuities."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Importation of Masts, &c Premiums, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing several Laws therein mentioned, relating to the Premiums upon the Importation of Masts, Yards, and Bowsprits, Tar, Pitch, and Turpentine, to British-made Sail Cloth, and the Duties payable on Foreign Sail Cloth, and to the Allowance upon the Exportation of British-made Gunpowder."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Pot Ashes, &c in America, making, Bill.

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

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Turnpike Roads, Preservation, Bill,

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Preservation of the Turnpike Roads, in that Part of Great Britain called England, and for the Disposition of Penalties given by Acts of Parliament relating to the Highways, in that Part of Great Britain called England, and for enforcing the Recovery thereof, and for the more effectual preventing the Mischiefs occasioned by the Drivers riding upon Carts, Drays, Cars, and Waggons, in the City of London, and within Ten Miles thereof"

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

Petition of Dealers in Butter and Cheese against it, referred to Committee.

Ordered, That the Petition of the several Traders whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being Dealers in Butter and Cheese, which was presented to the House on Monday last, be referred to the said Committee, and that the Petitioners may be heard before their Lordships, as desired, if they think fit.

His Majesty's Consent to the Bill for paving Pall Mall.

The Duke of Newcastle acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, having been apprized of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for paving, cleaning, enlightening, and keeping in Repair, the Street called Pall Mall, as an Experiment towards the paving, cleaning, enlightening, and keeping in Repair, the Streets of the City and Liberty of Westminster, and Precincts of The Savoy, and that Part of the Dutchy of Lancaster which adjoineth thereto, and for preventing Damage being done to the Pavements of the Streets, within the Limits of the Weekly Bills of Mortality, by the Wheels of Carts, Cars, or Drays," was graciously pleased to consent (so far as the Interest of the Crown was concerned) that their Lordships might proceed therein as they should think fit"

Greenwich Hospital, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to render all Contracts and Agreements which shall be made by the Commissioners or Governors of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, for the Purchase of any Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, for or towards the finishing and compleating the said Hospital, valid and effectual, and for ascertaining the Recompense that shall be made for the same"

Several Persons were called in, and sworn, in order to be examined before the said Committee.

Accordingly the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the said Bill.

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Delawarr reported from the said Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereunto, which he will be ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same"

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Merest, Clerk Assistant, Pet. about, Fees.

Upon reading the Petition of James Merest, Clerk Assistant in this most Honourable House, setting forth certain References which have been had, in order to accommodate the Matters in Difference between William Cowper Esquire, late Clerk of the Parliaments, and the Petitioner, with respect to Fees claimed by them, and of Bills which have been exhibited in the High Court of Chancery, by William Cowper Esquire, Son and Heir of the said William Cowper, in order to obtain an Injunction of the said Court, against the Petitioner's proceeding on an Action at Law by him brought against the said William Cowper the Son, for Recovery of Fees; and praying the Consideration of the House, and Relief therein.

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Lords Committees for Privileges.

Whose Lordships are to meet on Monday next; and that Notice of the Reference of the said Petition, with a Copy thereof, be sent to the Parties therein concerned.

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

1 Origin. Barlow.