House of Lords Journal Volume 27
March 1752, 21-31

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 27: March 1752, 21-31', Journal of the House of Lords volume 27: 1746-1752 (1767-1830), pp. 697-708. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114344 Date accessed: 22 August 2014.


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March 1752, 21-31

DIE Sabbati, 21o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus Wigorn
Epus Sarum
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Exon
Epus Carliol.
Epus Petriburg
Epus Landavens
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux St Albans.
Dux Gordon.
Dux Portland
Dux Manchester.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Stamford
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Egremont.
Viscount Fauconberg
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds North
Ds Cavendish.
Ds Ward
Ds Cornwalli.
Ds Barhurst.
Ds Ducie
Ds Raymond.
Ds. Sandys

PRAYERS.

D. of St Albans takes the Oaths.

George Duke of St Albans took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and sub scribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes, his Grace having first delivered in a Certificate of his receiving the Sacrament, to the Truth whereof Witnesses were sworn and examined.

Hereford Roads, Bill.

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Murder, preventing, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing the horrid Crime of Murder."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Monday next, and the Lords summoned, and that the Judges in Town do then attend.

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"

Moved, "That the House be put into a Committee on the said Bill, on this Day Fortnight."

After Debate,

The Question was put, upon the said Motion.

And it was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Coffee, Growth of, encouraging, &c Bill.

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

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 Lunæ, vicesimum tertium diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 23o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus Wigorn.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus Bath & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus Meneven.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus Asaphen.
Epus. Landavens
Epus Litch & Cov.
Epus Bristol.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset
Dux Beaufort.
Dux St Albans.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Gordon.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle
Dux Portland.
March. Tweeddale.
March Rockingham.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Home.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Bath
Comes Leicester
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumberland
Comes Egremont.
Comes Hertford.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds Delawarr.
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds North.
Ds. Cavendish.
Ds. Ward.
Ds Cornwallis.
Ds Foley.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds Raymond.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. (fn. 1) Anson.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Coffee, Growth of, encouraging, &c Bill.

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Messages from thence to return the E of Powis's Bill:

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for empowering the Trustees of the Will of William late Marquis of Powis to make Sales, Exchanges, and Leases, of divers Parts of his Estate, for the Purposes therein mentioned, and for making the Exemplification of the same Will, and attested Copies of the Fnrolment thereof, Evidence in all Courts in Great Britain," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with One Amendment, whereunto they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Pytt's Bill,

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming a Lease, or Grant, made by the Devisees of the Real Estate late of the Right Honourable Bussy late Lord Mansel, in the County of Glamorgan, to Rowland Pyit Iron-master, for certain Purposes therein expressed," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with One Amendment, whereunto they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendment made by the Commons to each of the Two last mentioned Bills.

And the same, being each read Thrice, were agreed to.

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

Hopton's Bill,

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Morety of the Manor of Icombe, Part of the settled Estate of Richard Hopton Esquire and others, and laying out the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of an entrie Estate, to be settled to the same Uses," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Archer to take the Name of Newton, Bill,

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Michael Archer Esquire and his Issue Male to take and use the Surname of Newton only, and to take and use the Coat of Arms of the Family of Newton," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Wyndham's Bill,

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower the Guardians of William Wyndham Esquire, an Infant, to make Leases and Copyhold Grants of his Estates, in the Manor of Uphaven, and in Lufton and Odcombe, in the Counties of Wilts and Somerset, during his Minority," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Canterbury small Debts, Bill.

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

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

Thefts, &c preventing, and regulating public Places, Bill, Conference.

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

To desire a Conference with this House, upon the Subject-matter of the Amendments made by their Lordships to 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"

To which the House agreed.

And the Messengers were called in; and told, "That the Lords do agree to a Conference, as is desired, and appoint the same presently, in the Painted Chamber."

The House being informed, "That the Commons were ready for the Conference, in the Painted Chamber"

The Lords following were appointed Managers of the Conference, (videlicet,)

D Somerset.
D Beaufort
D Bedford.
D Argyll.
D. Portland.
M. Tweeddale.
M Rockingham.
E. Warwick
E. Shaftesbury.
E Litchfield.
E. Holdernesse.
E. Warrington
E. Oxford
E Bath
E Fitzwilliam
E. Northumberland.
E. Egremont
V. Fauconberg.
Ld. Bp Rochester
L. Bp. Sarum.
L. Bp. Exeter.
Ld. Delawarr.
L Bathurst.
L Raymond.
L Ilchester.
L. Sandys.
L Anson
L. Archer.

The Managers Names were called over.

Conference had, and reported.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference.

Which being ended, the House was resumed.

And the Duke of Somerset reported, "That the Managers had met the Commons, at the Conference, which was managed on their Part by Mr Gybbon, who delivered to them a Paper, containing as follows.

"The Commons disagree to the First Amendment made by your Lordships to the said Bill, Press 2, Line 9

"Because so early a Commencement of the proposed Regulation may occasion some Hardship to the present Proprietors of Places of Poblick Entertainment mentioned in the Bill, and can be attended with no great Utility to the Publick, as the Season between the First of August and the First of December is that in which the least In convenience is to be expected from these Places of Entertainment.

"The Commons also disagree to the Second Amendment made by your Lordships, Press 2, Lines 13 and 14

"Because, by this Amendment, the Remedy of a Mischief, which chiefly arises in the Cities of London and Westminster, or within Twenty Miles thereof, is extended to the whole Kingdom, and the Extension of this Provision beyond these Limits may affect some Places, to which it may not be necessary that the Regulations prescribed by the Bill should be extended.

"The Commons decline, at this Time, offering any other Reasons for disagreeing to these Two Amendments made by your Lordships, apprehending that the Reasons already given will induce your Lordships not to insist on the said Amendments.

"To the Third Amendment made by your Lordships, Pr. 2, L. 15, the Commons do agree.

"The Commons disagree to the Fourth Amendment made by your Lordships, Pr. 2, L. 16

"Because the Michaelmas Quarter Session corresponds best with the First Day of December, which appears to the Commons to be the most proper Time for the Commencement of this Provision.

"To the 5th and 6th Amendments made by your Lordships, Pr 2, L. 26, and Pr 3, L. 3, the Commons do agree.

"To the Clause marked (A), the Commons do agree, with the following Amendment, videlicet,

"Lines 11, 12, and 13 Leave out ["the Reception of Guests or Company, not shall any Guests or Company be received or entertained therein"], and insert ["any of the said Purposes"].

"To the Clause marked (B), the Commons do also agree.

"The Commons disagree to the Clause marked (C).

"Because none of the Places which are mentioned in the said Clause are within Twenty Miles of the Cities of London and Westminster, Epsom only excepted, which does not appear to require any Exception more than other Places within the said Limits of Twenty Miles Distance from London and Westminster.

"To all the subsequent Amendments made by your Lordships, the Commons do agree"

Which Report being read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the same be taken into Consideration To morrow, and the Lords summoned.

Murder, preventing, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for better preventing the horrid Crime of Murder."

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.

Natural born Subjects inheriting Ancestors Estates, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and 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 then Ancestors, either Lineal or Collateral, notwithstanding their Father or Mother were Aliens"

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Ordered, That the Report be now received.

Accordingly the Earl of Warwick reported from the said Committee, the Amendment made by them to the said Bill.

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

"At the End of the Bill, add, ["Provided always, and be it Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That, in case the Person or Persons who shall be in Being, and capable to take at the Death of the Ancestor so dying seised of any such Honours, Manors, Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments, and upon whom the Descent shall be cast by virtue of this Act, or of the said recited Act, shall happen to be a Daughter or Daughters of an Alien, and that the Alien Father or Mother, through whom such Descent shall be derived by such Daughter or Daughtcis, shall afterwards have a Son born within any of His Majesty's Realms or Dominions, the Descent so cast upon such Daughter or Daughters shall be divested in Favour of such Son, and such Son shall inherit and take the Estate, in like Manner as is allowed by the Common Law of this Realm in Cases of the Birth of a nearer Heir; or in Case such Father or Mother shall have no Son or Sons, but shall have One or more Daughter or Daughters afterwards born within any of His Majesty's Realms or Dominious, the Daughter or Daughters so born afterwards shall inherit, and take in Co-parcenary with the Daughter or Daughters upon whom the Descent shall be cast at the Death of the Ancestor last seised, any Thing in this Act contained to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding."

Tower Hamlets, Recovery of small Debts, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee to take into further Consideration 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 again thereupon, To-morrow.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 24o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch Cant
Arch. Ebor.
Epus Roffen.
Epus Oxon.
Epus Wigorn.
Epus Cicestriens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Exon
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Landavens.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Gordon.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Stamford
Comes Sandwich
Comes Carlisle
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Coventry
Comes Jersey
Comes Poulet
Comes Home.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Oxford
Comes Halifax.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Bath.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Fitzwilliam
Comes Northumberland
Comes Egremont.
Comes Hertford.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds Wentworth
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds North.
Ds Cavendish.
Ds Cornwallis.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Romney.
Ds Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds Ilchester.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds Sandys.
Ds Anson.
Ds Archer.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Scarborough Pier, enlarging, Bill.

The Lord Vere reported from the Lords Committees 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," 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 heard Counsel upon the Petition against Part of the said Bill, as also Counsel for the same, and had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment"

Message from H C to return Meijbohm's Nat. Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Meijbohm," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with One Amendment, whereunto they desire then Lordships Concurrence.

Ordered, That the said Amendment be taken into Consideration To-morrow, and the Lords summoned.

Natural-born Subjects, in heriting Ancestors Estates, Bill.

Hodie 3a 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 their Ancestors, either Lineal or Collateral, notwithstanding their Father or Mother were Aliens"

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. Waple

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

Du Plessis against Att General.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Rose Du Plessis, One of the Defendants to an Information in His Majesty's Court of Exchequer at Westminster, wherein Sir Dudley Ryder Knight His Majesty's Attorney General is Informant, and the said Rose Du Plessis, Henrietta Rosa Peregrma Hare (an Infant of Six Years of Age), George Payne Esquire, Ebenezer Briggs, Ann Hare Baroness Dowager of Colerane, Robert Knight and Lydia his Wife, and Ann Rogers, are Defendants, complaining of an Order of the said Court of Exchequer, of the 12th Day of February last, for over-ruling the Appellant's Demurrer to Part of the said Information, and praying, "That the said Order may be reversed, and her said Demurrer allowed, and that she may not be compelled to answer any of the Matters in the said Information, or that this House will make such other Order in the Premises as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom shall seem meet"

It is Ordered, That His Majesty's said Attorney General may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the Seventh Day of April next.

Murder, preventing, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for better preventing the horrid Crime of Murder," was committed, the Amendments made by the Committee to the said Bill.

And the same, being read Twice by the Clerk, were, with Amendments to some of them, agreed to by the House, and are as follow, (videlicet,)

"Press 1. Line 20. After ["That"], insert ["from and after the First Day of Easter Term, in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-two"]

"L 23. After ["next"], leave out ["following"], and insert ["but One"]

"Pr 2 L. 16 After ["Day"], insert ["but One"]

"Pr 3 L 17 After ["buried"], insert ["unless after such Body shall have been dissected and anatomized as aforesaid"].

"L 32 and 33 Leave out ["from any Person or Persons whatsover"], and insert ["that no Person or Persons whatsoever, except the Gaoler or Keeper, or his Servants, shall have Access to any such Prisoner"]

"Pr. 4 L 4. Leave out ["hereby"], and instead thereof insert ["herein before or herein after"]

"Pr. 5 L 6. Leave out from ["Execution"] to ["every"], in the 16th Line of the same Press.

"L 19 Before ["Provided"], insert ["And be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That if any Person or Persons whatsover shall, after such Execution had, by Force rescue, or attempt to rescue, the Body of such Offender out of the Custody of the Sheriff, or his Officers during the Conveyance of such Body to any of the Places hereby directed, or shall by Force rescue, or attempt to rescue, such Body from the Company of Surgeons, or their Officers or Servants, or from the House of any Surgeon where the same shall have been deposited in Pursuance of this Act, every Person so oftending shall be deemed and adjudged to be guilty of Felony, and shall be liable to be traniported to some of His Majesty's Plantations in America for the Term of Seven Years, in like Manner as is directed by the Laws now in Force relating to the Transportation of Felons."]"

Tower Hamlets, Recovery of 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"

After Debate,

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

Report of Conference on the Bill for preventing Thefts, &c and for regulating Places of Entertainment, considered.

The other Order of the Day being read, for taking into Consideration the Report of the Conference had Yesterday with the House of Commons, upon the Subject-matter of the Amendments made by this House to 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."

The First Amendment to which the Commons have disagreed was read.

After Debate,

Proposed, "Not to insist on the said Amendment"

And the same was agreed to.

The Second Amendment disagreed to by the Commons being also read.

It was agreed likewise, "Not to insist thereupon."

The Fourth Amendment disagreed to by the Commons was read.

And it was also agreed, "Not to insist upon the said Amendment."

Then the Amendment made by the Commons to Clause (A), added by this House, was read, and agreed to.

And Clause marked (C) being read, as likewise the Commons Reason for disagreeing thereto.

It was agreed, "Not to insist upon the said Clause"

Message to H C that the Lords do not insist on their Amendments to the Bill.

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

To acquaint them, that this House hath agreed to their Amendment to Clause (A), and do not insist on such of the Amendments made by their Lordships to which the Commons have disagreed.

Murder, preventing, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for better preventing the horrid Crime of Murder."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C with Amendments to it.

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 25o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus Meneven.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus Petriburg
Epus Bangor
Epus Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bristol
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
March. Tweeddale.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Halifax
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Bath.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Egremont.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds Delawarr.
Ds. Cavendish.
Ds. Ward
Ds Cornwallis.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Ducie
Ds. Raymond.
Ds Ilchester.
Ds Sandys.
Ds Anson.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

E of Scarborough takes his Seat.

Richard Earl of Scarbrough sat first in Parliament, after the Death of his Father Thomas Earl of Scarbrough, having, at the Table, taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Messages from H C to return the Bill for preventing Murder,

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir George Littleton and others.

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for better preventing the horrid Crime of Murder," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

and naturalborn Subjects inheriting Ancestors Estates, Bill.

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

To return 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 then Ancestors, either Lineal or Collateral, notwithstanding their Father or Mother were Aliens," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to then Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Scarborough Pier, Bill.

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Meijbohm Nat Bill.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendment made by the Commons, to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Meijbohm," which was a Proviso, declaring, That, if he should go into any Foreign County, and not return within Three Years, and reside in this Kingdom or any of His Majesty's Dominions for Three Years, he should lose the Benefit of his Naturalization."

And the said Amendment being read Twice by the Clerk.

The House was informed, "That the said Meijbohm was without, and was willing that the Bill might pass, with the said Amendment"

Who, being called in, was asked as to this Matter, and declared, at the Bar, "That he was desirous the Bill might pass with the said Restruction, rather than lose the Benefit of the said Bill.

And then he was directed to withdraw.

Which done,

The said Amendment was again read, and agreed to.

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

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 et in diem Jovis, vicesimum sextum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 26o Martii.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Glocestriens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus Meneven.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus Petriburg.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Landavens
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Litch & Cov
Epus. Bristol.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Marlborough, Senescallus
Dux Somerset
Dux St Albans
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Portland.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Carlisle
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Home
Comes Loudoun
Comes Strafford
Comes Bath
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumberland
Comes Egremont.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds North.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds Bathurst.
Ds Ducie
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Archer

PRAYERS.

The King present.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

His Majesty, being seated on the Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended by His Officers of State, the Duke of Cumberland, in his Robes, sitting in his Place on His Majesty's Left Hand, the Lords being also in their Robes, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod received His Majesty's Commands to let the Commons know, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure, that they attend Him immediately, in this House."

Who being come, with their Speaker;

He, after a Speech to His Majesty, in relation to the Money Bills ready for the Royal Assent, and other Matters, delivered the said Bills to the Clerk, who brought them to the Table, where the Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those and the other Bills ready for the Royal Assent, as follow; (videlicet,)

Bills passed.

"1. 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 said 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"

"2. 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."

"3. 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."

"4. 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 Krrcudbright, and for giving further Time for Payment of Duties omitted to be paid for the Indentures or Contracts of Clerks and Apprentices."

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

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

"5. An Act for avoiding and putting an End to certain Doubts and Questions relating to the Attestation of Wills and Codicils concerning Real Estates, in that Part of Great Britain called England, and in His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations in America."

"6. 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."

"7 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."

"8. 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."

"9. An Act to indemnify Persons who have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments, and also Persons who have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Articles of Clerkship, within the Time limited by Law, and for allowing further Time for those Purposes."

"10. An Act to obviate Doubts that have arisen, with regard to the Admission of the Vassals of the Principality of Scotland, and Payment of their Rents and Duties"

"11 An Act to open the Port of Lancaster for the Importation of Wool and Woollen Yarn from Ireland."

"12. An Act to open the Port of Great Yarmouth, for the Importation of Wool and Woollen Yarn from Ireland."

"13. An Act for the more effectual securing Mines of Black Lead from Theft and Robbery."

"14. An Act to restrain the making Insurances on Foreign Ships bound to or from The East Indies."

"15. 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."

"16 An Act for giving a proper Reward to Coroners, for the due Execution of then Office, and for the Amoval of Coroners, upon a lawful Conviction, for certain Misdemeanors."

"17. 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 completing the said Hospital, and for ascertaining the Recompense that shall be made for the same."

"18 An Act to enable the Parishioners of the Parish of East Greenwich, in the County of Kent, to deposite Corpse in the Vaults or Arches under the Church in the said Parish, and to ascertain the Fees that shall be paid for the same."

"19. An Act to rectify a Mistake in an Act passed in the Twenty fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for explaining and amending an Act passed in the Twenty-first Year of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for the Relief of the Annuitants of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers, in the City of London, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"20. An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor of the Parishes of St. Margaret and St. John the Evangelist, in the City of Westminster, and for cleansing the Streets, and repairing the Highways, within the said Parishes."

"21. An Act for enlarging the Term granted by Two several Acts of the Third and Ninth Years of His late Majesty's Reign, for continuing the Duty of Two Pennies Scots upon every Pint of Ale and Beer sold in the City of Edinburgh, for the Purposes therein mentioned, and for discontinuing Payment of the Petty Port Customs there"

"22. 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."

"23 An Act for the better preventing Thefts and Robberies, and for regulating Places of Publick Entertainment, and punishing Persons keeping disorderly Houses"

"24 An Act for better preventing the horrid Crime of Murder."

"25 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"

"26. An Act to continue and make more effectual an Act passed in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Highways between Sheppards Shord and Hersley Upright Gate, leading down Bagdown Hill, in the County of Wilts, and other ruinous Parts of the Highways thereunto adjacent"

"27. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Warminster, in the County of Wilts, to the City of Bath, in the County of Somerset, and also the Roal from the Town of Frome, in the said County of Somerset, to the Town of Beckington, in the same County, and for repairing the Road from Heytesbury to Anstrow Hill, in the County of Wilts."

"28 An Act for repairing the Road leading from The Royal Oak on Wrotham Heath, to the Town of Wrotham, in the County of Kent, and from thence to the Village of Foot's Cray, in the said County."

"29 An Act for repairing the Road from the Town of Cirencester, to the Town of Stroud, and that Part of Rodborough Hill which leads to Dudbridge, and also the Road leading from Cirencester towards Bisley, so far as the Bottom of Gulph Hill, all in the County of Gloucester."

"30 An Act for repairing the Roads from Wallingford, in the County of Berks, to Wantage and from thence to Farringdon, and also from Wantage to Idson, in the said County."

"31 An Act for repairing the Road leading from The Green Man, in the Chapelry of Seend, in the County of Wilts, through Trowbridge, to a Place called White Trough, in the Parish of Trowbridge, in the same County, and from thence, by Road Church, to Beckington, in the County of Somerset."

"32. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by Two Acts of Parliament, for repairing and amending the Highways between the Town or Village of Tittensor and the most Northern Part of Talk on the Hill, in Butt-Lane, in the County of Stafford."

"33. An Act for repairing the Roads from the Town of Shrewsbury, through Ellesmere in the County of Salop, and Overton in the County of Flint, to Wrexham in the County of Denbigh."

"34 An Act for widening and repairing the Road from Combebridge in the County of Somerset, to Bradford in the County of Wilts, and from thence through Hilperton, and so far over Ashton Common as to join the Road which leads from Steeple Ashton to Trowbridge, and also the Road leading from Brad ford aforesaid to Cockhill Gate, in the said County of Wilts."

"35 An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Tinhead Hill to the Round Stone in Trowbridge, and from Flinty Nap to Western Down, in the Parish of Edington, in the County of Wilts, and other Roads in the Counties of Wilts and Somerset, leading towards the Cities of Bristol and Bath"

"36. An Act for reparing the Road leading from Long Horsley Bar, or Gate, on the Post Road near the Town of Morpeth, by or through Long Horsley, Weldon Bridge, and Whittingham, to the River Breamish, and from thence to Piercy's Cross, in the County of Northumberland"

"37 An Act for explaining and amending so much of an Act passed in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for the repairing and enlarging the Roads from the Town of Selby, in the West Riding of the County of York, to the Town of Leeds, and from thence, in Two several Branches, one through Bradford and Horton, and the other through Bowling and Wibsey, to the Town of Halifax, in the same Riding, as relates to that Part of the said Roads which lies between Leeds and Halifax."

"38. An Act for amending the several Roads leading from the Town of Taunton, in the County of Somerset."

"39. An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from Market Harborough, in the County of Leicester, through Desborough, Rowell, Kettering, Barton, Seagrave, and Thrapston, in the County of Northampton, and through Bythorne, Spaldwick, and Ellington, to the Pound in the Parish of Brampton, in the County of Huntingdon."

"40 An Act for repairing the Road leading from the Town of Morpeth, by or through Mitford, Thropple, Long Witton, and by the North Side of Rothley Park Wall, to Sting Cross, and to the High Cross in Elsdon, in the County of Northumberland"

"41 An Act for repairing the High Road from the Town of Shrewsbury, through Cressage, Harley, Much Wenlock, by Muckley Cross, and through Morville, to Bridgenorth, in the County of Salop"

"42. An Act for repairing the Roads from the Town of Leeds, through Harwood, to the South West Corner of the Enclosures of Harrogate, and from thence, in Two Branches, one through Ripley over Burage Green, and the other through Knaresborough and Borough Bridge, to Ripon, and from thence to the First Rill of Water, or Water-course, on Hutton Moor, in the County of York, and for repairing the Sloughs or Ruts on the said Moor."

"43 An Act for reparing and widening the Roads from the East End of Monk Bridge, near the Suburbs of the City of York, to New Malton, and from thence to Scarborough, in the North Riding of the County of York, and also from Spittlehouse, in the East Riding of the said County, to Scarborough aforesaid."

"44. An Act for repairing the Road from Knaresborough, in the County of York, by Longflat Lane, Gouldsborough Fields, Flaxby, Allerton, Maulenerer, and Scate Moor, to Green Hammerton, in the same County, and for making the same a High Carriage Road"

"45. An Act for repairing the Post Road from the City of Edinburgh, through the Counties of Linlithgow and Sterling, from the Boathouse Ford on Almond Water, and from thence to the Town of Linlithgow, and from the said Town to Falkirk, and from thence to Sterling, and also from Falkirk to Kilsyth, and to Inch Bellie Bridge, on the Post Road to the City of Glasgow."

"46. An Act for repairing the Roads from the North End of Malling Street, near the Town of Lewes, to Witch Cross, and from the North End of Malling Street aforesaid to The Broil Park Gate, and from Offham to Witch Cross aforesaid, all lying within the County of Sussex'

"47 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."

"48 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."

"49 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."

"50 An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Atemouth 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"

"51. An Act for repairing and amending the several Roads leading from the West End of Upon 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 fuitl or 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"

"52. An Act for repairing the several Roads leading from the Town of Bromyard in the County of Hereford, to the several Places called The Halfway 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 Bromyord, in the Counties of Hereford and Worcester."

"53 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."

"54. An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within the Borough of Saint Albans, in the County of Hertford, and the several Towns, Parishes, Wards, Hamlets, and Places, within the Liberty of Saint Albans"

"55 An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within the Town of Birmingham and Hamlet of Deritend, thereto adjoming, in the County of Warwick."

"56. 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 these Bills the Royal Assent was severally pronounced, in these Words, (videlicet,)

"Le Roy le veult."

"57 An Act for enabling William Duke of Devonshire to make Provision for his Younger Sons, out of his Estate in the County of Huntingdon."

"58 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."

"59. An Act for empowering the Trustees of the Will of William late Marquis of Powis to make Sales, Exchanges, and Leases, of divers Parts of his Estate, for the Purposes therein mentioned, and for making the Exemplification of the same Will, and attested Copies of the Enrolment thereof, Evidence in all Courts in Great Britain."

"60 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."

"61 An Act for confirming a Lease, or Grant, made by the Devisees of the Real Estate late of the Right Honourable Bussy late Lord Mansel, in the County of Glamorgan, to Rowland Pytt Iron-master, for certain Purposes therein expressed."

"62. An Act for Sale of certain Estates, in the Counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, comprized in the Marriage Settlements of Sir William Harbord 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."

"63. An Act for providing and securing Portions and Maintenance for the Younger Sons and Daughter of Sir Thomas Heathcote Baronet"

"64. 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"

"65. An Act for Sale of Part of the entailed Estate of Sir George Mackinzie Knight, deceased, lying in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, and for purchasing other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"66. An Act for vesting divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Oxford, devised by the Will and Codicil of Nathaniel Bacon Esquire, deceased, in Edward Bacon Esquire, in Fee Simple, and for settling an Estate in the County of Norfolk, of greater Value, to the Uses limited by the same Will and Codicil."

"67 An Act to empower the Guardrans of William Wyndham Esquire, an Infant, to make Leases and Copyhold Grants of his Estates, in the Manor of Uphaven, and in Lyfton and Odcombe, in the Counties of Wilts and Somerset, during his Minority"

"68. An Act for Sale of the Moiety of the Manor of Icombe, Part of the settled Estate of Richard Hopton Esquire and others, and laying out the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of an entire Estate, to be settled to the same Uses"

"69. An Act to empower the Committee or Committees of Thomas Southcote Esquire, a Lunatick, for the Time being, to make Leases and Copyhold Grants of his Estates, in the Counties of Berks, Essex, and Surrey, and for other Purposes therein mentioned"

"70 An Act for vesting the Real Estate of William Barnesles 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 Recovery of the said Estate"

"71. 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 Sussex, Surrey, and Kent, in Lieu thereof, to the Uses of that Settlement."

"72 An Act to empower John Preston Merchant to make a Jointure on any future Marriage."

"73. An Act to enable the Commissioners for executing the Office of Treasurer of His Majesty's Exchequer, or the Lord High Treasurer, for the Time being, to compound with George Whitchead of Bristol Merchant, and his Sureties John Whitehcad and Thomas Whitehead, a Debt due to the Crown, for Customs for Tobacco"

"74. An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Daniel Lascelles of London Merchant with Elizabeth Southwicke, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned"

"75 An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Thomas Benson Gentlemen with Jane Board, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned"

"76 An Act to enable His Majesty to grant the Inheritance of the Manor of Crowland, in the County of Lincoln, to Trustees, in Trust for Thomas Orby Hunter Esquire and his Heirs, upon a full and valuable Consideration to be paid for the same."

"77 An Act to extinguish the Right of the Lord of the Manor of Ombersley, in the County of Worcester, of keeping a Warren for Conies, on Linall Common, The Birchin Valley, and The Lyth, and for securing to the said Lord the Rent now paid for the same, and for annexing and uniting the said Birchin Valley to several ancient Copyholds, or Customary Tenements, within the said Manor"

"78 An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields and Common Meadows of Norborow, otherwise Narborough, in the County of Leicester"

"79 An Act for confirming Articles of Agreement and an Award, for enclosing and dividing certain Wastes and Commons, in the Manor of Ridley, in the County of Northumberland"

"80 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"

"81. 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

"82 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 Glebe and Tithes"

"83 An Act to empower Richard Chandler Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife, and their Issue, to take and use the Surname of Cavendish"

"84 An Act to enable John Cive, now called John Browne, and his Issue, to take and use the Surname of Browne."

"85 An Act to enable Michael Archer Esquire and his Issue Male to take and use the Surname of Newton only, and to take and use the Coat of Arms of the Family of Newton."

"86 An Act for naturalizing Jane Magdolen Robelon."

"87 An Act for naturalizing Francis Degen."

"88. An Act for naturalizing John Matthias Miller."

"89. An Act for naturalizing Frederick William Commerell, John Anthony Toopken, and Christian Gottlieb Moser."

"90. An Act for naturalizing Christian Samuel Geledneks"

"91 An Act for naturalizing Philip Denoyer."

"92. An Act for naturalizing James Fremeaux Merchant."

"93. An Act for naturalizing Andrew Girardot."

"94 An Act for naturalizing Peter Auriol and David Pratviel, of London, Merchants"

"95. An Act for naturalizing Andrew Annibal Leques and Frederick Charles Augustus Blomberg."

"96. An Act for naturalizing Johan Meijbohm"

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then His Majesty spake as follows.

His Majesty's Speech.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"I cannot put an End to this Session of Parliament without returning you My hearty Thanks for the great Application and Dispatch with which you have gone through the Publick Business You have not only shewn your Just Satisfaction in the Measures I have pursued in Foreign Affairs, but have also given Me your Support in carrying them on, with that Zeal and Chearfulness which I had Reason to expect from so dutiful and affectionate a Parliament, who are entirely convinced that those Measures are calculated to maintain their own essential Interests, and to render the present general Peace durable and lasting.

"The many Laws now passed will, I hope, attain the good Ends intended by them Nothing that depends upon Me shall be wanting, to make them effectual, and particularly to execute in a right Manner the Provisions made for civilizing and reducing into Order such Parts of the United Kingdom, where the Want of Knowledge, Improvement, and due Obedience to the Laws, had remarkably furnished Opportunities to seduce the People from their Loyalty.

"Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"My particular Thanks are due to you for the Supplies which you have so readily granted Me Your Care to support the Reduction of the National Interest, and to put great Part of the Debt into a Method more convenient for the Creditors as well as for the Publick, is a fresh Instance of you, Attention to that important Concern.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"Nothing in this World can give Me so much Pleasure, as to see you a flourishing and happy People Exert yourselves, in your several Stations, to do your Parts, and you may depend on My unwearred Endeavours to secure this great Blessing to ourselves, and transmit it to Posterity."

Then the Lord Chancellor, by His Majesty's Command, said,

Parliament prorogued.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

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

Footnotes

1 Origin Ansons