House of Lords Journal Volume 27
March 1752, 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 27: March 1752, 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 27: 1746-1752 (1767-1830), pp. 678-697. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114343 Date accessed: 20 August 2014.


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March 1752, 11-20

DIE Mercurii, 11o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch Cant
Epus Roffen
Epus Cicestriens
Epus Sarum
Epus Lincoln
Epus. Meneven.
Epus Hereford.
Epus Exon
Epus Carliol.
Epus Petriburg.
Epus Litch. & Cov.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, C P S
Dux Devon.
Dux Gordon
Dux Kingston
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland
March Rockingham.
Comes Derby
Comes Warwick.
Comes Stamford
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Jersey
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Oxford
Comes Halifax.
Comes Sussex
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham
Comes Bath
Comes Northumberland
Comes Egremont.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Dudley.
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds North
Ds. Cavendish.
Ds. Strange
Ds Cornwallis.
Ds Cadogan
Ds Ducie.
Ds Raymond.
Ds Montfort.
Ds Ilchester.
Ds Sandys.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Commencement of the Year, Act amending, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for regulating the Commencement of the Year, and for correcting the Calendar now in Use," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Small Debts Birmingham, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within the Town of Birmingham, and Hamlet of Deritend thereto adjoining, in the County of Warwick," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Coroners Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for giving a proper Reward to Coroners, for the due Execution of their Office, and for the Amoval of Coroners, upon a lawful Conviction, for certain Misdemeanors," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Small Debts, St Albans, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within the Borough of St Albans, in the County of Hertford, and the several Towns, Parishes, Wards, Hamlets, and Places, within the Liberty of St Albans," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Annuities into Joint Stoeks, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for converting the several Annuities therein mentioned into several Joint Stocks of Annuities transferrable at the Bank of England, to be charged on the Sinking Fund, and also for consolidating the several other Annuities therein mentioned into several Joint Stocks of Annuities transferrable at the South Sea House," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Gurn Senega Duty, &c Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to allow the Importation of Gum Senega into this Kingdom, from any Part of Europe, upon the Payment of a Duty, and for Relief of James Guthrie, with respect to the Duties paid and secured upon a Quantity of Tobacco, burnt at the Port of Kircudbright, and for giving further Time for Payment of Duties omitted to be paid for the Indentuies or Contracts of Clerks and Apprentices," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Chippenham Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from Chippenham Bridge in the County of Wilts, to the Top of Togghill in the County of Gloucester, and from Chippenham Bridge aforesaid to the Top of Old Sodbury Hill in the said County of Gloucester," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bills were all read the First Time.

Ordered, That the Bill relating to Coroners be printed.

State of National Debt delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Wilford, from the Exchequer, attended"

He was called in, and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to the Address of this House of the 26th Day of February last,

"A State of the National Debt, provided or unprovided for by Parliament, as it stood on the 31st of December 1750, and 31st of December 1751, together with an Accompt of the Produce of the Sinking Fund in that Year, and to the Payment of what Debts, contracted before the 25th of December 1716, the said Fund hath been applied"

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the Title thereof being read, by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table.

E. Kerry against V. Fitzmaurice.

After hearing Counsel, as well on Monday last as Yesterday and this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Francis Thomas Earl of Kerry and Lixnaw in the Kingdom of Ireland, an Infant, by Robert Baron Newport of Newport in the said Kingdom, his Guardian and next Friend, complaining of a Decree of the Court of Exchequer in that Kingdom, of the 3d Day of December 1750, made in certain Causes, wherein John Fitzmaurice Esquire was Plaintiff, and the Appellant Defendant, et e contra, and praying, "That the said Decree might be reversed or rectified, and such Relief given the Appellant as to this House in their great Wisdom and Justice should seem meet" As also upon the Answer of the said John Fitzm urice, by the Name and Title of John Petty Lord Viscount Fitzmaurice, 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 so much of the said Decree, whereby it was directed, "That an Issue at Law should be tried, Whether the Lands of Cregane and Ballygoaloge, or either and which of them, be Grand-denominations or Sub-denominations, or Part and Parcel, of the Towns and Lands of Bally McJordan, Drumlegagh, and Listowhill, or of any and which of them," be, and the same is hereby, reversed, and that instead thereof these Words be inserted, (videlicet) "Whether the Lands of Cregane and Ballygouloge or either, and which of them, are comprized in the Description of the Towns and Lands of Listowhill, Drumlegagh, and Bally McJordan, or any and which of them, in the Limitation of the Term of Twenty-one Years, created in the Towns and Lands last mentioned, by the Indenture of the 11th of May 1716, according to the true Intent and Meaning of the said Indenture" And it is hereby further Ordered and Adjudged, That, with this Variation, the said Decree be affirmed And it is further Ordered, That the said Court of Exchequer do give Directions for carrying this Order and Judgement into Execution.

Snaith Common enclosing, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing and rendering effectual certain Articles of Agreement, for the enclosing and dividing the Commons and Waste Grounds, in the Townships of Snaith, Cowick, and Rawcliffe, in the County of York," was committed "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true, and having heard Counsel on both Sides thereupon, had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Sinking Fund Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money, therein mentioned, out of the Sinking Fund, and for enabling His Majesty to raise a further Sum of Money, therein also mentioned, by Exchequer Bills, to be charged on the Sinking Fund, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-two, and for the further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament"

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

East Grinstead, &c Roads, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and making more effectual several Acts, for amending the Roads from the City of London to East Grinstead in the County of Sussex, and to the Towns of Sutton and Kingston in the County of Surrey, and for more effectually repairing the Road from Newington, through Camberwell, in the said County, to New Cross in the County of Kent, and for repairing and widening the Road from Camberwell Green to The Fox under the Hill in the Parish of Camberwell."

Alemouth Road, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Alemouth, through the Town of Alnwick, to Rothbury, and from thence to the Town of Hexham, and also the Road leading out of the aforesaid Road, between Alnwick and Rotlbury, to Jockey's Dike Bridge, in the County of Northumberland."

Town Hamlets small Debts, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act passed in the Twentythird Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within The Tower Hamlets," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Messages from H C to return the D Ancaster's Bill,

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for supplying certain Defects and Omissions in a Settlement of the Family Estates of Peregrine Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, by enabling him to raise Portions thereout for his Daughters, in the Manner therein mentioned," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Sir John Bland's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting divers Manors and Lands, in the Counties of Lancaster and Chester, devised by the Will of the late Sir John Bland Baronet, deceased, in the present Sir John Bland, in Fee Simple, discharged of the Trust of the said Will, and for settling an Estate, in the County of York, in Lieu thereof, and in Exchange for the same," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 12o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch. Ebor.
Epus Roffen
Epus Glocestr.
Epus Oxon.
Epus Wigorn.
Epus Sarum.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus Lincoln
Epus Meneven.
Epus Hereford.
Epus Exon.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Litch & Cov.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bedford
Dux Gordon
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland
March Tweeddale.
Comes Derby
Comes Lincoln
Comes Warwick.
Comes Stamford
Comes Winchelsea.
Comes Shaftesbury
Comes Litchfield
Comes Holdernesse
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet
Comes Cholmondeley
Comes Loudoun
Comes Oxford
Comes Halifa
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Fitzwalter
Comes Bath
Comes Leicester.
Comes Bucks
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northumberland
Comes Hertford.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Folkestone
Ds Delawarr.
Ds Dudley
Ds Wentworth
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds North.
Ds Strange.
Ds Ward
Ds Cornwallis.
Ds Masham.
Ds Bathurst.
Ds Onslow
Ds Romney.
Ds Cadogan.
Ds Ducie.
Ds Raymond.
Ds Sandys
Ds Fortescue.
Ds Anson
Ds Archer.
Ds Vere.

PRAYERS.

Cochian alias Campbell against Campbell.

The Answer of Mrs. Jean Campbell, lawful Daughter of the Honourable Mr John Campbell of Mamore, deceased, Relict of Captain John Campbell of Carrick, and of Jean Campbell only Child now on Life, procreated of the Marriage between the said Captain John Campbell and the said Mrs Jean Campbell his Spouse, to the amended Appeal of Magdalen Cochian, Widow of Lewis Kennedy, some Time Collector of the Customs at Iavine, under the assumed Character and Description of "Relict of Captain John Campbell of Carrick," and of Alexander and Archibald Stevenson, Conjunct Procurators Fiscal of the Commissary Court of Edinburgh, was brought in.

Commencement of the Year, Act amending, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for regulating the Commencement of the Year, and for correcting the Calendar now in Use"

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

Liverpool small Debts, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, in the Town and Port of Liverpoole and Liber ties thereof, in the County Palatine of Lancaster," 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."

Messages from H C to re- Sir W. Harbord's Bill,

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of certain Estates, in the Counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, comprized in the Marriage Settlement of Sir William Herbord Baronet, and Knight of the most Honourable Order of the Bath, and for purchasing other Estates, to be settled to the like Uses, in Lieu thereof," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Preston's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Walter Blacket and others.

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower John Preston Merchant to make a Jointure on any future Marriage," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Natural born Subject inheriting Ancestors Estates, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to obviate Doubts that may arise upon an Act made and passed in the Eleventh and Twelfth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King William the Third, intituled, An Act to enable His Majesty's natural-born Subjects to inherit the Estate of their Ancestors, either Lineal or Collateral, notwithstanding their Father or Mother were Aliens," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Insurances on Foreign East India Ships, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to restrain the making Insurances on Foreign Ships bound to or from The East Indies," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Carlisle to Newcastle Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from a Part of the Road directed to be repaired by an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, from Carlisle to Newcastle upon Tyne, near Glenwelt, to another Part of the Road so making from Carlisle to Newcastle, upon Shildon Common, in the County of Northumberland," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Pawnbrokers regulating, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Richard Lloyd and others.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for licensing upon a Duty to be paid, and for regulating, Pawnbrokers and Brokers within the Bills of Mortality, and for more effectually preventing the receiving of stolen Goods," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Court House Westminster, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Horatio Walpole Senior and others.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the purchasing or hiring a convenient Piece of Ground, within the City of Westminster, and for erecting and sitting upon proper Court House for the Use of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the said City and the Liberty thereof," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Five last mentioned Bills were also read the First Time.

Ordered, That the Two last mentioned Bills be printed.

Gum Senga, &c Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to allow the Importation of Gum Senega into this Kingdom, from any Part of Europe, upon the Payment of a Duty, and for Relief of James Guthire, with respect to the Duties paid and secured upon a Quantity of Tobacco burnt at the Port of Kircudbright, and for giving further Time for Payment of Duties omitted to be paid for the Indentures or Contracts of Clerks and Apprentices"

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

Address for Account of forfeited Estates in Scotland.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, "That He will be graciously pleased to order the proper Officer to lay before this House a Copy of the Accompt transmitted by the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland to the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, containing the Yearly Rents of the Forfeited Estates, the Amount of the Personal Estates, and the nearest Computation of the Debts claimed affecting those Estates, as also what Estates are totally claimed"

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

Address for Accompt of Duty on Coaches.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, "That He will be graciously pleased to order the proper Officer to lay before this House, an Accompt of the Gross and Nett Produce of the Duties laid on Coaches and other Carriages, by an Act of the 20th Year of His Majesty's Reign, from the Commencement thereof, to Michaelmas last inclusive, distinguishing each Year, and how much has arisen Yearly from the said Duties in that Part of Great Britain called England, and how much in Scotland, with the Arrears thereof in each Part of the United Kingdom respectively."

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

Annuities into Joint Stocks, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for converting the several Annuities therein mentioned into several Joint Stocks of Annuities transferrable at the Bank of England, to be charged on the Sinking Fund, and also for consolidating the several other Annuities therein mentioned into several Joint Stocks of Annuities transferrable at the South Sea House"

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

Birminglam small Debts, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within the Town of Birmingham and Hamlet of Deritend thereto adjoining, in the County of Warwick,"

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

D St. Albans.
D Gordon.
D Argyll
D. Portland
M. Tweeddale
E Derby
E. Lincoln.
E. Warwick.
E Stamford.
E Winchilsea
E Shaftesbury.
E Litchfield
E Holdernesse.
E Jersey.
E Poulet.
E Cholmondeley.
E Loudoun
E Oxford
E. Macclesfield.
E Bath.
E Bucks.
E Fitzwilliam.
E Northumberland
E Hertford.
Vis Fauconberg.
L. Abp York
L. Bp Rochester.
L Bp Worcester
L Bp Sarum
L Bp Lincoln
L Bp. St Asaph.
L Bp Bristol.
L Delawarr
L Dudley
L. Wentworth
L. Willoughby Par.
L North
L Strange
L Ward
L. Cornwallis.
L. Masham
L Bathurst.
L Onslow.
L Romney.
L Cadogan
L Ducie.
L Sandys
L Fortescue.
L Anson.
L. Archer.
L. Vere.

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

St Alban's small Debts, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within the Borough of St Albans, in the County of Hertford, and the several Towns, Parishes, Wards, Hamlets, and Places, within the Liberty of St Albans"

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

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

East Grinstead, Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and making more effectual, several Acts for amending the Roads from the City of London to East Grinstead in the County of Sussex, and to the Towns of Sutton and Kingston in the County of Surrey, and for more effectually repairing the Road from Newington, through Camberwell, in the said County, to New Cross in the County of Kent, and for repairing and widening the Road from Camberwell Green to The Tox under the Hill in the Parish of Camberwell"

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

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

Chippenbam Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Chippenham Bridge in the County of Wilts, to the Top of Togg Hill in the County of Gloucester, and from Chippenham Bridge aforesaid, to the Top of Old Sodbury Hill in the said County of Gloucester"

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

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

Alemouth Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from Alemouth, through the Town of Alnwick, to Rothbury, and from thence to the Town of Hexham, and also the Road leading out of the aforesaid Road, between Alnwick and Rothbury, to Jockey's Dike Bridge, in the County of Northumberland"

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

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

Snaith Common enclosing, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing and rendering effectual certain Articles of Agreement, for the enclosing and dividing the Commons and Waste Grounds, in the Townships of Snaith, Cowick, and Rawcliffe, in the County of York."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Drayton Common enclosing, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Hamlet of Drayton, within the Parish of Daventry, in the County of Northampton"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Thefts &c. to prevent, and regulating Places of Entertainment, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee, to proceed further upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing Thefts and Robberies, and for regulating Places of Publick Entertainment, and punishing Persons keeping disorderly Houses."

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee, to consider further of the said Bill, To-morrow, and the Lords summoned.

Sinking Fund, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money, therein mentioned, out of the Sinking Fund, and for enabling His Majesty to raise a further Sum of Money, therein also mentioned, by Exchequer Bills, to be charged on the Sinking Fund, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-two, and for the further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament."

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."

Greenwich Hospital, Bill.

The like Proceeding was had, upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to render valid and effectual 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 Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, for the finishing and compleating the said Hospital, and for ascertaining the Recompense that shall be made for the same"

Tower Hamlets, small Debts, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act passed in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within The Tower Hamlets."

Ordered, That no more Causes be heard during this Session of Parliament.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 13o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Roffen
Epus Oxon
Epus Wigorn
Epus Cicestriens
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus Hereford.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Carliol
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus Asaphen.
Epus. Landavens.
Epus Litch & Cov.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius
Dux Beaufort.
Dux St Albans.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Devon.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
March Tweeddale.
March Lothian.
Comes Lincoln
Comes Warwick
Comes Stamford.
Comes Thanet
Comes Carlisle
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Berkeley
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Halifax
Comes Ker.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bath
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Hertford.
Ds. Dudley.
Ds Wenworth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds North
Ds Strange.
Ds Ward
Ds Cornwallis.
Ds Bathurst.
Ds Cadogan.
Ds Ducie
Ds. Raymond.
Ds Ilchester.
Ds Sandys
Ds Fortescue.
Ds Anson
Ds Archer.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Chippenham Road, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from Chippenham Bridge in the County of Wilts, to the Top of Togg Hill in the County of Gloucester, and from Chippenham Bridge aforesaid, to the Top of Old Sodbury Hill in the said County of Gloucester," 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"

King's Answer to Addresses.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, "That the Lords with White Staves had, pursuant to the Order of Yesterday, presented to His Majesty the Addresses of this House, for an Accompt of the Yearly Rents of the Forfeited Estates, and also an Accompt of the Gross and Nett Produce of the Duties laid on Coaches, and that His Majesty had been pleased to give Orders accordingly."

Accompts of forfeited Estates in Scotland delivered.

The House being informed, "That a Person from the Treasury attended"

He was called in, and, at the Bar, presented "An Account, transmitted by the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland, to the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, containing the Yearly Rents of the Forfeited Estates the Amount of the Personal Estates, and the nearest Computation of the Debts claimed affecting those Estates, as also what Estates are totally claimed"

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the Title of the said Account being read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table.

Carlisle to Newcastle, Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from a Part of the Road directed to be repaired by an Act passed the last Session of Parliament, from Carlisle to Newcastle upon Tyne, near Glenwelt, to another Part of the Road so making from Carlisle to Newcastle, upon Shildon Common, in the County of Northumberland."

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

D Beaufort.
D Bedford
D Argyll
M Tweeddale.
M Rockingham.
E. Warwick.
E. Stamford.
E. Carlisle.
E Shaftesbury.
E Jersey.
E Oxford.
E. Halifax.
E Ker
E Fitzwilliam.
E. Hertford
L Bp Rochester.
L Bp Worcester.
L Bp. Lincoln
L Bp Hereford
L Bp Carlisle
L Bp Landaff.
L Bp. Bristol.
L Willoughby Par.
L North
L. Strange.
L Ward
L Bathurst.
L Cadogan.
L Ducie
L. Sandys.
L Fortescue.
L. Anson.
L. Vere.

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

Sinking Fund, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money, therein mentioned, out of the Sinking Fund, and for enabling His Majesty to raise a further Sum of Money, therein also mentioned, by Exchequer Bills, to be charged on the Sinking Fund, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fiftytwo, and for the further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Live pool in all Debts, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, in the Town and Port of Liverpoole and Liberties thereof, in the County Palatine of Lancaster"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Greenwich Hospital, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to render valid and effectual 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 Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, for the finishing and compleating the said Hospital, and for ascertaing the Recoinpense that shall be made for the same."

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 has Three proceding Bills.

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

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

Tower Hamlets small Debts, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act passed in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within The Tower Hamlets"

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

Petition against it, Counsel to be heard.

Upon reading the Petition of the principal Inhabitants and other Householders residing in The Tower Hamlets, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, in Behalf of themselves and great Numbers of poor Artificers and Manufacturers within the said District, setting forth, "That, by the Bill abovementioned, should the same pass into a Law as it now stands, the Petitioners will be subjected to many Inconveniencies and Hardships, particularly by bringing an unnecessary Charge upon the Inhabitants paying Scot and Lot, by increasing the Fees now payable to the present Clerks, which arising principally from the Misfortunes of the Mean and Indigent, many such Objects of Compassion, who have large Families, will probably be drove to the Necessity of becoming chargeable to the Parish," and praying, "In regard the Petitioners doubt not but to prove the Business incumbent on the Four Clerks may be performed by any Two Persons of common Knowledge and Industry, that they may not be subject to an additional Burden of oppressive Fees, that they may be heard, by their Counsel, and have such Relief as to the House shall seem meet"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the said Committee, and that the Petitioners may be heard, by their Counsel, as desired, as may Counsel also be heard for the said Bill, at the same Time.

Insurances on Foreign East India Ships, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to restriain the making Insurances on Foreign Ships bound to or from The East Indies."

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

Natural-born Subjects Inheriting Ancestor's Estates, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to obviate Doubts that may arise upon an Act made and passed in the Eleventh and Twelfth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King William the Third, intituled, An Act to enable His Majesty's naturalborn Subjects to inherit the Estate of then Ancestors, either Lineal or Collateral, notwithstanding their Father or Mother were Aliens"

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

Annuities into Joint Stocks, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for converting the several Annuities therein mentioned into several Joint Stocks of Annuities transferiable at the Bank of England, to be charged on the Sinking Fund, and also for consolidating the several other Annuities therein mentioned into several Joint Stocks of Annuities transferrable at the South Sea House."

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."

Message from thence, to return Auriol & al Nat Bill,

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Peter Auriol and David Pratviel, of London, Merchants," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Wicker's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Manor of Stepney, and divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the Parish of Stepney, in the County of Middlesex, comprized in the Marriage Settlement of John Wicker Esquire, in him and his Heirs, and for settling Lands in the Counties of Surrey, Sussex, and Kent, in Lieu thereof, to the Uses of that Settlement," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

African Company Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Application of a Sum of Money, therein mentioned, granted to His Majesty, for making Compensation and Satisfaction to the Royal African Company of England, for then Charter Lands, Forts, Castles, Slaves, Military Stores, and all other their Effects whatsoever, and to vest the Lands, Forts, Castles, Slaves, and Military Stores, and all other their Effects, in the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, and for other Parposes therein mentioned," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Thefts, &c preventing, and regulating Place of Entertainment, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee, to take into further Consideration the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing Thefts and Robberies, and for regualting Places of Publick Entertainment, and punishing Persons keeping disorderly Houses."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Ful of Warwick reported from the said Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made several 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.

Message from H C to return Ld Blantyre's Bill,

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Right Honourable William Lord Blantyre, and the Heirs of Entail for the Time being, to alienate, by Way of Exchange or Excambion, certain Lands in the Constabulary of Hadington and Shire of Edinburgh," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Sir Tho. Heathcote's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for providing and securing Portions and Maintenance for the Younger Sons and Daughter of Sir Thomas Heathcote Baronet," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

East Grinstend, & Roads, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and making more effectual several Acts, for amending the Roads from the City of London, to East Grinstead in the County of Sussex, and to the Towns of Sutton and Kingston in the County of Surrey, and for more effectually repairing the Road from Newirgton, through Camberwell, in the said County, to New Cross in the County of Kent, and for repairing and widening the Road from Camberwell Green to The Fox under the Hill in the Parish of Camberwell," 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"

St Alban's small Debts, Bill.

The same Earl made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within the Borough of St Albans, in the County of Hertford, and the several Towns, Parishes, Wards, Hamlets, and Places, within the Liberty of St. Albans"

Birmingham small Debts, Bill.

His Lordship made the same Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within the Town of Brimingham and Hamlet of Deritend thereto adjoining, in the County of Warwick."

Canterbury in all Debts, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within the City and County of the City of Canterbury, and the Liberties and Precincts of the same," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Sabbati, 14o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus Roffen.
Epus Wigorn
Epus Cicestriens
Epus Meneven.
Epus. Exon.
Epus Carliol.
Epus Landavens.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Manchester.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Stamford
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Fitzwilliam
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds Bathurst.
Ds Ducie.
Ds. Raymond
Ds Sandys

PRAYERS.

Accompt of Duties on Coaches delivered.

The House being informed, "That a Person from the Excise-office attended"

He was called in, and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to their Lordships Address of Thursday last,

"An Accompt of the Duties on Coaches in England, from the 25th March 1747, being the Commencement thereof, to 25th March 1751, distinguishing each Year."

Also, "An Accompt of Cash received from the Honourable Commissioners of Excise in Scotland, on account of the Duties on Coaches, from 25th March 1747, being the Commencement thereof, to 25th March 1751, distinguishing each Year"

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the Titles of the said Accompts being read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table.

Annuities into Joint Stocks, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for converting the several Annuities therein mentioned into several Joint Stocks of Annuities transferrable at the Bank of England, to be charged on the Sinking Fund, and also for consolidating the several other Annuities therein mentioned into several Joint Stocks of Annuities transferrable at the South Sea House."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

St Alban's small Debts, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within the Borough of St Albans, in the County of Hertford, and the several Towns, Parishes, Wards, Hamlets, and Places, within the Liberty of St Albans."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

East Grinstead, &c Roads, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and making more effectual several Acts for amending the Roads from the City of London to East Grinstead in the County of Sussex, and to the Towns of Sutton and Kingston in the County of Surrey, and for more effectually repairing the Road from Newington, through Camberwell, in the said County, to New Cross in the County of Kent, and for repairing and widening the Road from Comberwell Green to The Fox under the Hill in the Parish or Camberwell"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Birmingham small Debts, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within the Town of Birmingham and Hamlet of Deritend thereto adjoining, in the County of Warwick"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Chippenham Road, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from Chippenham Bridge in the County of Wilts, to the Top of Togg Hill in the County of Gloucester, and from Chippenham Bridge aforesaid to the Top of Old Sodbury Hill in the said County of Gloucester"

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 Edwards and Mr Holford

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

African Company's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Application of a Sum of Money, therein mentioned, granted to His Majesty, for making Compensation and Satisfaction to the Royal African Company of England, for their Charter Lands, Forts, Castles, Slaves, Military Stores, and all othe their Effects whatsoever, and to vest the Lands, Forts, Castles, Slaves, and Military Stores, and all other then Effects, in the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, and for other Purposes in the Act mentioned"

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

Canterbury small Debts Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within the City and County of the City of Canterbury, and the Liberties and Precincts of the same"

Coroners Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for giving a proper Beward to Coroners for the due Execution of their Office, and for the Amoval of Coroners, upon a lawful Conviction, for certain Misdemeanors"

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

Thefts, &c preventing, and regulating.

Places of Entertainment, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing Thefts and Robberies, and for regulating Places of Publick Entertainment, and punishing Persons keeping disorderly Houses," 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 are as follow, (videlicet,)

"Press 2 Line 9 Leave out ["December"], and insert ["August"].

"L. 13 and 14. Leave out ["in the Cities of London and Westminster, or within Twenty Miles thereof"]

"L. 15. After ["License"], insert ["had"].

"L 16 Leave out ["Michaelmas"], and insert ["Midsummer General or"]

"26. After ["Place"], insert ["and every such License shall be signed and settled by the said Justices in open Court, and afterwards be publickly read by the Clerk of the Peace, together with the Names of the Justices subscribing the same, and no such License shall be granted at any adjourned Sessions, nor shall any Fee or Reward be taken for any such License"]

"Pr 3 L. 3 After ["same"], insert ["and be otherwise punishable as the Law directs in Cases of disorderly Houses"], and insert Clauses [A], [B], and [C].

"Clause [A] Provided always, and it is hereby further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That, in order to give publick Notice what Places are licensed pursuant to his Act, there shall be affixed and kept up, in some notorious Place, over the Door or Entrance of every such House, Room, Garden, or other Place kept for any of the said Purposes, and so licensed as aforesaid, an Inscription, in large Capital Letters, in the Words following, (videlicet,) "Licensed pursuant to Act of Parliament of the Twenty-fifth of King George the Second" And that no such House, Room, Garden, or other Place, kept for any of the said Purposes, although licensed as aforesaid, shall be opened for the Reception of Guests or Company, nor shall any Guests or Company be received or entertained therein, before the Hours of Five in the Afternoon, and that the assixing and keeping up of such Inscription as aforesaid, and the said Limitation or Restriction in Point of Time, shall be inserted in, and made Conditions of, every such License, and in case of any Breach of either of the said Conditions, such License shall be forfeited, and shall be revoked by the Justices of Peace in their next General or Quarter Sessions, and shall not be renewed, not shall any new License be granted to the same Person or Persons, or any other Person on his or their or any of their Behalf, or for their Use or Benefit, directly or indirectly, for keeping any such House, Room, Garden, or other Place, for any of the Purposes aforesaid.

"Clause (B) Provided always, That nothing in this Act contained shall extend, or be construed to extend, to the Theatres Royal in Drury Lane and Covent Garden, or the Theatre commonly called The King's Theatre in the Hay Market, or any of them, nor to such Performances and Publick Entertainments as are or shall be lawfully exercised, and carried on under or by virtue of Letters Patents or License of the Crown, or the License of the Lord Chamberlain of His Majestys Household, any Thing herein contained notwithstanding.

"Clause (C) Provided also, That the Limitation or Restriction herein before mentioned, is to the Time of the Day for opening any such House, Room, Garden, or other Place, for the Reception of Entertainment of Guests or Company, shall not extend to the City of Bath, the Hot Wells at Bristol, Tunbridge Wells in the County of Kent, Epson in the County of Surrey, Scarborough and Horrowgate in the County of York, Burton and Matlock in the County of Derby, Cheltenham in the County of Glocester, Wellington in the County of Salop, Llendrindod in the County of Rodnor, Holt in the County of Wilts, Astrop and Holt in the County of Northampton, or any of them, any Thing in this Act contained to the contrary notwithstanding.

"Pr. 3. L. 5. After ["Bawdy-houses"], insert ["Gaming houses"].

"L. 14. After ["Bawdy-house"], insert ["Gaminghouse"]

"L 32 After ["General"], insert ["or"].

"Pr 4 L 25 After ["Bawdy-house"], insert ["Gaming house"]

"I 28 After ["General"], insert ["or"]

"L 36 and 37 Leave out ["or thrown out"], and instead thereof, insert ["be returned"].

"L 37 After ["Grand Jury"], insert ["not to be a true Bill"]

"Pr 5 L 8 and 9 After ["Bawdy-houses"], insert ["Gaming-houses"]

"L 19 After ["Bawdy-house"], insert ["Gaminghouse"].

"L 27 After ["Bawdy-house"], insert ["Gaminghouse"].

"L ult After Bawdy-house"], insert ["Gaminghouse"]

"Pr. 6 L 5. After ["General"], insert ["or"].

"Pr 7 L 6. Leave out from ["Accounts"] to the First ["and"] in the Third Line of the Tenth Press.

"Pr 10. L 33 After ["give"], insert ["Security"]

"Pr 11 L 7 After ["by"], insert ["and mentioning the Place to which such Person is committed"]

"At the End of the Bill, add Clause (D).

"Clause (D) And be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That this Act shall continue in Force until the Expiration of Three Years, to be computed from the First Day of this Session of Parliament, and from thence to the End of the then next Session of Parliament, and no longer"

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 16o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus Lincoln
Epus. Meneven.
Epus Exon.
Epus Carliol.
Epus Petriburg.
Epus Asaphen
Epus Landavens
Epus. Litch & Cov.
Epus Bristol.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Gordon
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
March. Tweeddale.
March Rockingham.
Comes Derby
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Thanet
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Berkeley
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Home
Comes Loudoun
Comes Strafford.
Comes Halifax
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Fitzwalter
Comes Fitzwilliam
Comes Northumberland
Comes Egremont.
Ds Dudley
Ds. Wentworth
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds. North.
Ds. Cavendish.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Masham.
Ds Bathurst.
Ds Onslow
Ds Cadogan.
Ds Ducie
Ds. Raymond
Ds Sandys
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Commencement of the Year, Act amending, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for regulating the Commencement of the Year, and for correcting the Calendar now in Use"

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Macclesfield 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"

Insurances on Foreign Last India Ships, Bill.

The like Proceeding was had, upon the Bill, intituled, An Act to restrain the making Insurances on Foreign Ships bound to or from The East Indies."

African Company, Bill.

The same Proceeding was had, upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Application of a Sum of Money therein mentioned, granted to His Majesty, for making Compensation and Satisfaction to the Royal African Company of England, for their Charter Lands, Forts, Castles, Slaves, Military Stores, and all other their Effects whatsoever, and to vest the Lands, Forts, Castles, Slaves, and Military Stores, and all other their Effects, in the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, and for other Purposes in the Act mentioned."

Messages from H C to return the D of Devonshire's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling William Duke of Devonshire to make Provision for his Younger Sons, out of his Estate in the County of Huntingdon," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Benson's Divorce Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Thomas Benson Gentleman with Jane Board, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry agains, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Canterbury, small Debts, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within the City and County of the City of Canterbury, and Liberties and Precincts of the same."

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

D Bedford
D Gordon.
D Portland.
D Manchester.
M Tweeddale
M Rockingham.
E. Derby
E Lincoln
E Warwick.
E. Stamford.
E. Thanet.
E Shaftesbury
E Berkeley.
E. Holdernesse.
E. Coventry.
E. Jersey
E. Poulet.
E Home.
E Halifax.
E Macclesfield.
E Fitzwilliam.
E. Egremont.
L Bp Rochester.
L. B Worcester.
L B Lincoln.
L B. St. Davids.
L. B. Landaff.
L. B. Litch & Cov.
L. B Bristol
L. Dudley.
L. Wentworth.
L Willoughby Par.
L North
L Cavendish.
L Strange.
L. Ward
L. Cornwallis.
L. Masham.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L Cadogan.
L Ducie.
L Raymond.
L. Sandys
L. Anson.
L. Vere.

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

Thests, & preventing, and regulating Places of Entertainment, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing Thests and Robberies, and for regulating Places of Publick Entertainment, and punishing Persons keeping disorderly Houses"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C with Amendments to it.

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

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

Upton Bridge Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and amending the several Roads, leading from the West End of Upton Bridge in the County of Worcester, to the Parish of Tirley in the County of Gloucester, and to the Parish of Colwall in the County of Hereford, and to the further Side of a Place called The Rid Green in the Road to the City of Worcester, and through a Place called Roberts End Street to Malvern Chace in the said County of Worcester," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Gum Senega, &c Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to allow the Importation of Gum Senega into this Kingdom, from any Part of Europe, upon the Payment of a Duty, and for Relief of James Guthrie, with respect to the Duties paid and secured upon a Quantity of Tobacco burnt at the Port of Kircudbright; and for giving further Time for Payment of Duties omitted to be paid for the Indentures and Contracts of Clerks and Apprentices"

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Warwick reported from the said Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 17o Martii.

Domini tam Sprituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch. Cant.
Arch. Ebor
Epus Dunelm.
Epus Roffen
Epus Glocestriens
Epus Oxon
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus Exon
Epus. Carliol.
Epus Petriburg.
Epus. Asaphen
Epus. Landavens.
Epus. Norwic
Epus Litch & Cov.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Granville, Præses
Dux Marlborough, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset
Dux Beaufort.
Dux St Albans
Dux Bedford.
Dux Devon.
Dux Gordon.
Dux Argyll
Dux Kingston.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland
Dux Chandos.
March Tweeddale
March Rockingham.
Comes Derby
Comes Lincoln
Comes Warwick
Comes Stamford.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Thanet
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Home.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Oxford
Comes Strafford
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Halifax
Comes Cowper
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Fitzwalter
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bath.
Comes Portsmouth.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumberland
Comes Egremont.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Hertford.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds Wentworth
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds North
Ds Cavendish.
Ds Strange.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Ward
Ds Berkeley.
Ds Cornwallis.
Ds Hay
Ds Bathurst
Ds Onslow.
Ds Romney.
Ds Cadogan.
Ds Ducie.
Ds Monson.
Ds Raymond.
Ds Montfort.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Carlisle Road to Newcastle, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from a Part of the Road directed to be repaired by an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, from Carlisle to Newcastle upon Tyne, near Glenwelt, to another Part of the Road so making from Carlisle to Newcastle, upon Shildon Common, in the County of Northumberland," was committed "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegtions 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"

Alemouth Road, Bill.

The same Lord made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Alemouth, through the Town of Alnwick, to Rothbury, and from thence to the Town of Hexham, and also the Road leading out of the aforesaid Road, between Alnwick and Rothbury, to Jockey's Dike Bridge, in the County of Northumberland," was committed.

Message from H C to return Leques' Nit Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Andrew Annibal Leques," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, whereunto they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Horned Cattle, Laws explaining Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the same Gentleman and others.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue, explain, and amend, several Laws, more effectually to prevent the spreading of the Distemper which now rages amongst the Horned Cattle in this Kingdom," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Commencement of the Year, Act explaining, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for regulating the Commencement of the Year, and for correcting the Calendar now in Use"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Insurances on Foreign East India Ships, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to restrain the making Insurances on Foreign Ships bound to or from The East Indies"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Gum Senega, &c Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to allow the Importation of Gum Senega into this Kingdom, from any Part of Europe, upon the Payment of a Duty, and for Relief of James Guthrie, with respect to the Duties paid and secured upon a Quantity of Tobacco burnt at the Port of Kircudbright, and for giving further Time for Payment of Duties omitted to be paid for the Indentures or Contracts of Clerks and Apprentices"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

African Company, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Application of a Sum of Money, therein mentioned, granted to His Majesty, for making Compensation and Satisfaction to the Royal African Company of England, for their Charter Lands, Forts, Castles, Slaves, Military Stores, and all other their Effects whatsoever, and to vest the Lands, Forts, Castles, Slaves, and Military Stores, and all other then Effects, in the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, and for other Purposes in the Act mentioned"

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 Four preceding Bills.

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

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

Pawnbrokers Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for beensing upon a Duty to be paid, and for regulating, Pawnbrokers and Brokers within the Bills of Mortality, and for more effectually preventing the receiving of stolen Goods."

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

Court-house, Westminster, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the purchasing or hiring a convenient Piece of Ground, within the City of Westminster, and for erecting and fitting up a proper Court-house, for the Use of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace, for the said City and Liberty thereof."

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

Ld President.
Ld Privy Seal.
D Somerset.
D Bedford
D Devon
D Newcastle.
M Rockingham.
E Derby.
E Lincoln.
E Warwick.
E Thanet
E Sandwich
E Holdernesse
E Oxford
E Macclesfield
E Bath
E. Leicester
E Fitzwilliam
E. Egremont
V Fauconberg.
V Townshend.
L Abp Cant
L Bp Rochester
L B Gloucester
L B Sarum
L B Exeter
L B Carlisle
L B Norwich
L B Bristol
Ld Abergavenny.
L Willoughby Par.
L Cavendish.
L Strange.
L. Byron.
L Ward.
L Hay
L Bathurst.
L Onslow
L Romney
L Ducie
L Montfort
L Sandys.
L Anson
L Vere.

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

Upton Bridge Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and amending the several Roads leading from the West End of Upton Bridge in the County of Worcester, to the Parish of Tirley in the County of Gloucester, and to the Parish of Colwall in the County of Hereford, and to the further Side of a Place called The Rid Green in the Road to the City of Worcester, and through a Place called Robert End Street to Malvern Chace in the said County of Worcester."

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

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

Forfeited Estates in Scotland, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for annexing certain Forfeited Estates in Scotland to the Crown unalienably, and for making Satisfaction to the lawful Creditors thereupon, and to establish a Method of managing the same, and applying the Rents and Profits thereof for the better civilizing and improving The Highlands of Scotland, and preventing Disorders there for the future"

Moved, "To commit the Bill"

After long Debate thereupon.

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall be committed?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Thursday next, and the Lords summoned.

Tower Hamlets, small Debts, Bill.

Ordered, That Richard Richards Esquire, Mathew Bateman Esquire, Sir Clifford William Philips, Mr. Henry Craswell, Captain John Sibson, Mr. John Letch, Mr Robert Turner, Mr Richard Vaux, and Captain William Lane, do attend this House, as Witnesses, upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act passed in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within The Tower Hamlets," To-morrow.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Mercurii, decimum octavum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Donimis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 18o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus Roffen
Epus Cicestriens.
Epus Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus Landavens
Epus Litch. & Cov.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bedford
Dux Argyll.
Dux Portland
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Egremont.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds Ducie.
Ds Raymond.
Ds Ilchester
Ds Sandys.
Ds. Anson.

PRAYERS.

Messages from H C to return Barnesley's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Real Estate late of William Barnesley Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, for the Benefit of William Barnesley Esquire, his only Son and Heir, who is a Lunatick, and for raising Money, to pay the Costs of several Suits and Proceedings at Law and in Equity brought for the Recovery of the said Estate," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Wytham Field enclosing, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and dividing Wytham on the Hill In Field, in the County of Lincoln, and for settling a Stipend for the Vicar, in Lieu of Globe and Tithes," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Hereford Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the several Roads leading from the Town or Bromyard, in the County of Hereford, to the several Places called The Half-way Ash in the Parish of Docklow, Herefordshire Lake in the Parish of Whitburne, Perry Bridge in the Parish of Stoke Bliss, leading through the several Parishes of Edwin, Ralph, Collington, and the Hamlet of Little Kyre, Sapey Wood, in the Parish of Upper Sapey, Bishop's Froome, Wooferwood Gate, and Herefordshire Lake, in the said Parish of Bromyard, in the Counties of Hereford and Worcester,' to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Coffee, Growth encouraging, &c Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for encouraging the Growth of Coffee in His Majesty's Plantations in America, and also for continuing, under certain Regulations, so much of an Act as relates to the Premiums upon the Importation of Masts, Yards, and Bowsprits, Tar, Pitch, and Turpentine," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Scarborough Pier enlarging, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the Fifth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act to enlarge the Pier and Harbour of Scarborough, in the County of York, and for making the said Act more effectual," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Murder preventing, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing the horrid Crime of Murder," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Ordered, That the Bill in relation to Murder be printed.

Canterbury, small Debts, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within the City and County of the City of Canterbury, and the Liberties and Precincts 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 made some Amendments thereunto."

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

Pet of Inhabitants of Covent Garden against the Bill for erecting a Courthouse in Westminster.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of St Paul Covent Garden, in the Liberty of Westminster, setting forth, "That they are informed, there is a Bill depending in this House, for erecting and fitting up a proper Court-house, for the Use of the Justices of Peace, the Charges whereof, to be raised by a Rate on the Petitioners and others, will occasion manifest Hardships and Inconveniencies, and if such Court-house should be erected, it should not be confined solely to the Meeting of the Justices, who do not assemble Twenty Days in a Year," and praying, "That the said Bill may not pass, or that the Petitioners may have such other Relief as to the great Wisdom of this House shall seem meet"

It is Ordered, That the Order for committing the said Bill to a Select Committee be discharged, and that the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, To-morrow; and that the said Petition be referred to the said Committee.

Leques Nat Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Andrew Annibal Leques"

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

Message to H. C. that the Lords agree to Amendments to it.

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

Tower Hamlets, small Debts, 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, amend, and render more effectual, an Act passed in the Twenty third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within The Tower Hamlets"

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee thereupon, on Friday next, and that the Witnesses ordered to attend this Day do then attend.

Horned Cattle, Laws explaining, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue, explain, and amend, several Laws, more effectually to prevent the spreading of the Distemper which now rages amongst the Horned Cattle in this Kingdom"

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

Price against Baugh.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Price Gentleman, complaining of a Decree of the Court of Exchequer, of the 10th Day of February last, but not entered up and pasled by the Register till the 16th Instant, made in a Cause wherein Thomas Folliot Baugh Esquire was Plaintiff, and the Appellant Defendant, and praying, "That the same may be reversed and set aside, and that all Proceedings on the said Decree may be stayed"

It is Ordered, That the said Thomas Folliot Baugh may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and he is hereby required to put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the First Day of April next.

Coroners Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for giving a proper Reward to Coroners, for the due Execution of their Office, and for the Amoval of Coroners, upon a lawful Conviction, for certain Misdemeanors"

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."

Natural born Subjects inheriting Ancestors 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 obviate Doubts that may arise upon an Act made and passed in the Eleventh and Twelfth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King William the Third, intituled, An Act to enable His Majesty's natural-born Subjects to inherit the Estate of their Ancestors, either Lineal or Collateral, notwithstanding their Father or Mother were Aliens"

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

Alemouth Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Alemouth, through the Town of Alnwick, to Rochbury, and from thence to the Town of Hexham, and also the Road leading out of the aforesaid Road, between Alnwick and Rothbury, to Jockey's Dike Bridge, in the County of Northumberland."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Carlisle to Newcastle, Road, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from a Part of the Road directed to be repaired by an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, from Carlisle to Newcastle upon Tyne, near Glenwelt, to another Part of the Road so making from Carlisle to Newcastle, upon Shildon Common, in the County of Northumberland"

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 the former Messengers.

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

Bateman & al against Conway & al.

The House being informed, "That a Person attended, in order to deliver in Copies of certain Papers and Proceedings, in the Cause wherein Rowland Bateman Esquire and Richard Yielding Gentleman are Appellants, and Hugh Conway Gentleman and others Respondents"

Pleadings proved.

He was called in, and delivered, at the Bar, the said Copies, and attested upon Oath, "The same were true, he having examined them with the Originals in the proper Offices in Ireland."

And then he was directed to withdraw.

Upton Bridge Road, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and amending the several Roads leading from the West End of Upton Bridge in the County of Worcester, to the Parish of Tirley in the County of Gloucester, and to the Parish of Colwall in the County of Hereford, and to the further Side of a Place called The Rid Green in the Road to the City of Worcester, and through a Place called Robert's End Street to Malvern Chace in the said County of Worcester," 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."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 19o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch Ebor.
Epus Roffen
Epus Cicestriens.
Epus Sarum
Epus Bath. & Wells.
Epus Meneven
Epus Exon.
Epus Carliol.
Epus Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Comes Lincoln
Comes Warwick.
Comes Stamford
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Home.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Halifax
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bath.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis
Comes Egremont
Comes Hertford.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds Wentworth.
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds North.
Ds Ward
Ds Cornwallis.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds Raymond.
Ds Montfort.
Ds Ilchester.
Ds Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds Fortescue.
Ds Anson.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Upton Bridge Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and amending the several Roads leading from the West End of Upton Bridge in the County of Worcester, to the Parish of Tirley in the County of Gloucester, and to the Parish of Colwall in the County of Hereford, and to the further Side of a Place called The Rid Green in the Road to the City of Worcester, and through a Place called Robert's End Street to Malvern Chace in the said County of Worcester."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Coroners Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for giving a proper Reward to Coroners, for the due Execution of their Office, and for the Amoval of Coroners, upon a lawful Conviction, for certain Misdemeanors"

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 these Bills.

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

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

Canterbury small Debts, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within the City and County of the City of Canterbury, and the Liberties and Precincts of the same"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C. with it.

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

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

Wytham Field enclosing, Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and dividing Wytham on the Hill In Field, in the County of Lincoln, and for settling a Stipend on the Vicar, in Lieu of Globe and Tithes."

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

Message to H C that the Lords agree to Amendments to it.

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

Hereford Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the several Roads leading from the Town of Bromyard in the County of Hereford, to the several Places called The Half-way Ash in the Parish of Docklow, Herefordshire Lake in the Parish of Whitburne, Perry Bridge in the Parish of Stoke Bliss, leading through the several Parishes of Edwin, Ralph, Collington, and the Hamlet of Little Kyre, Sapey Wood in the Parish of Upper Sapey, Bishop's Froome, Wooferwood Gate, and Herefordshire Lake, in the said Parish of Bromyard, in the Counties of Hereford and Worcester"

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

D. Somerset
D Bedford.
D. Argyll
D. Portland
E Lincoln
E Warwick
E Stamford.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E Holdernesse.
E Warrington
E. Coventry.
E Jersey
E. Poulet.
E. Home
E. Loudoun.
E. Oxford.
E. Halifax
E Macclesfield.
E Ashburnham
E Bath.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E Powis
E Hertford
V. Say & Seale.
L Abp York
L. Bp. Rochester
L B Sarum
L B St Davids.
L B Exeter.
L B Carlisle.
L. B. Bristol.
L Delawarr.
L Willoughby Par
L. North.
L Ward
L Cornwallis.
L Bathurst
L Cadogan.
L. Ducie.
L. Raymond.
L. Montfort.
L Ilchester.
L. Edgecumbe.
L Sandys.
L. Fortescue.
L Anson
L Archer.
L. Vere

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

Scarborough Pier enlarging, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the Fifth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act to enlarge the Pier and Harbour of Scarborough, in the County of York, and for making the said Act more effectual"

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

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

Counsel to be heard against it.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Lewen One of the Bailiffs of the Borough of Scarborough, in the County of York, and James Hebden One of the Coroners of the same Borough, on the Behalf of themselves and the other Capital Burgesses and Freemen of the said Borough, setting forth, "That the Bailiffs or Burgesses of Scarborough aforesaid reseised of several Estates and Jurisdictions within that Borough, which, they conceive, will be greatly affected if the said Bill passes into a Law," and praying, "That they may be heard, by then Counsel, against the said Bill, or have such other Relief as to this House shall seem meet"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed, and that the Petitioners may be heard, by their Counsel, before their Lordships, as desired, as may Counsel likewise be heard for the Bill, at the same Time.

Coffee, Growth encouraging, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Act for encouraging the Growth of Coffee, in His Majesty's Plantations in America, and also for continuing, under certain Regulations, so much of an Act as relates to the Premiums upon the Importation of Masts, Yards, and Bowsprits, Tar, Pitch, and Turpentine"

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

Forfeited Estates, Scotland, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for annexing certain forfeited Estates in Scotland to the Crown unalienably, and for making Satisfaction to the lawful Creditors thereupon, and to establish a Method of managing the same, and applying the Rents and Profits thereof for the better civilizing and improving The Highlands of Scotland, and preventing Disorders there for the future."

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"

Gordon against His Majesty's Advocate.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Gordon Esquire, Second Son of Sir James Gordon of Park, deceased, complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 22d of November and 6th of December 1751, and 18th of February 1752, made on the Behalf of His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, and praying, "That the same may be reversed, and that the Appellant may have such Relief as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom and Justice shall seem meet"

It is Ordered, That His Majesty's said Advocate for Scotland may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the 16th Day of April next, and that Service of this Order upon any of the Lawyers or Agents for the Crown be deemed good Service.

Court house, Westminster, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the purchasing or hiring a convenient Piece of Ground, within the City of Westminster, and for erecting and fitting up a proper Court-house, for the Use of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the said City and Liberty thereof"

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

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

Pawnbrokers regulating, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, An Act for licensing upon a Duty to be paid, and for regulating, Pawnbrokers and Brokers within the Bills of Mortality, and for more effectually preventing the receiving of Stolen Goods"

After Debate,

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Saturday next, and the Lords summoned.

Crowfurd to enter into Recognizance for Price.

The House being moved, "That John Crawfurd Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Price Gentleman, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he being in the Country"

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

Horned Cattle, Laws explaning, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue, explain, and amend, several Laws, 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 directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 20o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch Cant.
Epus Wigorn
Epus Cicestriens
Epus Lincoln
Epus Meneven.
Epus Carliol
Epus Bangor.
Epus Asaphen.
Epus Landavens
Epus Litch & Cov
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, C P S
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux St Albans
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Portland
March Tweeddale.
March Rockingham.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Warwick
Comes Stamford.
Comes Holdernesse
Comes Warrington
Comes Coventry
Comes Sussex
Comes Macclesfield
Comes Ishburnham.
Comes Fitzwilliam
Comes Northumberland
Comes Egremont
Viscount Say & Seale
Viscount Fauconberg
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds North.
Ds Cavendish
Ds Maynard
Ds Cornwallis.
Ds Bathurst.
Ds Romney.
Ds Cadogan.
Ds Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds Ilchester.
Ds Sandys

PRAYERS.

Hereford Roads, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the several Roads leading from the Town of Bromyard, in the County of Hereford, to the several Places called The Half-way Ash in the Parish of Docklow, Herefordshire Lake in the Parish of Whitburne, Perry Bridge in the Parish of Stoke Bliss, leading through the several Parishes of Edwin, Ralph, Collington, and the Hamlet of Little Kyre, Sapey Wood in the Parish of Upper Sapey, Bishop's Froome, Wooferwood Gate, and Herefordshire Lake, in the said Parish of Bromyard, in the Counties of Hereford and Worcester," 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"

Horned Cattle Laws, explaining Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue, explain, and amend, several Laws more effectually to prevent the spreading of the Distemper which now pages amongst the Horned Cattle in this Kingdom"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Forfeited Estates in Scotland, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for annexing certain Forfeited Estates in Scotland to the Crown unalienably, and for making Satisfaction to the lawful Creditors thereupon, and to establish a Method of managing the same, and applying the Rents and Profits thereof for the better civilizing and improving The Highlands of Scotland, and preventing Disorders there for the future"

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 Sawyer and Mr. Montague

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

Natural born Subjects inheriting Ancestors 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 obviate Doubts that may arise upon an Act made and passed in the Eleventh and Twelfth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King William the I hird, intituled, An Act to enable His Majesty's natural-born Subjects to inherit the Estate of their Ancestors, either Lineal or Collateral, notwithstanding then Father or Mother were Aliens"

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

Tower Hamlets, Recovery of small Debt, 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, amend, and render more effectual, an Act passed in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within The Tower Hamlets."

Captain Cartwright, Richard Richards Esquire, Mathew Bateman Esquire, Sir Clifford William Phillips, Mr. Henry Craswell, Captain John Sibson, Mr. John Letch, Mr Robert Turner, Mr Richard Vaux, Captain William Lane, Francis Bromfield, John Sacomb, Harry Willoughby, John Ellicot, Mathew Dove, and Robert Lowe, were called in, and sworn, in order to be examined before the said Committee.

Which done,

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

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

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

Scarborough Pier, enlarging, Bill.

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been present this Session, and are not of the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the Fifth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Pier and Harbour of Scarborough, in the County of York," and for making the said Act more effectual," stands committed, be added thereunto.

Adjourn.

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