House of Lords Journal Volume 28
May 1753, 21-30

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 28: May 1753, 21-30', Journal of the House of Lords volume 28: 1753-1756 (1767-1830), pp. 134-147. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114360 Date accessed: 22 September 2014.


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May 1753, 21-30

DIE Lunæ, 21o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Landavens.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Dorset.
March. Lothian.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Temple.
Comes Hertford.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

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

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Charles Mordaunt and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Lands and Hereditaments, Part of the settled Estate of Valentine Knightley Esquire in the County of Northampton, in the said Valentine Knightley and his Heirs; and for settling other Estates in the same County, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Manning's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the undivided Moieties of divers Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Suffolk, the settled Estate of Mathew Manning Doctor in Physick, for raising Money to discharge a Mortgage Debt affecting the same; and for laying out the Surplus thereof in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Peebles and other Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the several Roads in the County of Peebles, leading from Tweeds Cross towards the City of Edinburgh, by Blyth Bridge, La Mancha, and Wheam, and by Linton and Carlops, and from Ingleston through Carlops, until all the said Roads join the Limits of the County of Edinburgh;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Longitude Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to render more effectual an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act for providing a publick Reward for such Person or Persons as shall discover the Longitude at Sea," with regard to the making Experiments of Proposals made for discovering the Longitude; and to enlarge the Number of Commissioners for putting in Execution the said Act;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bills were both read the First Time.

Bp of Gloucester to preach the 29th.

Ordered, That the Lord Bishop of Gloucester be desired to preach before this House, in the Abbey Church, Westminster, on Tuesday the 29th Day of this Instant May.

Grisel Craik against Jean Craik & al. et è contra:

After hearing Counsel, as well on Friday last as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Grisel Craik, only Child now on Life of Adam Craik of Duchrae deceased; complaining of several Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 7th and 19th of December 1728, the 29th of January 1734/5, and 18th of July 1735; and also of Part of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary, of the 31st of January 1753; and praying, That the same might be reversed; and that the Appellant might have such Relief as to this House in their great Wisdom should seem proper:" As likewise upon the Cross Appeal of Jean Craik and John Stewart of Castle Stewart her Husband, William, James, Alexander, and John Stewarts, his Sons; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary, of the 3d of January 1753, and of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session of the 20th of the same Month, whereby they adhered to the Lord Ordinary's Interlocutor; and also of Part of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary, of the 31st of January 1753; and praying, "That the same might be reversed; and that the Appellants might have such Relief in the Premises as to this House in their great Wisdom should seem proper:" As also upon the Answer of the said Jean Craik and John Stewart her Husband, and William, James, Alexander, and John Stewarts, their Children, put in to the said Original Appeal; and the Answer of the said Grisel Craik put in to the said Cross Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on both Sides in this Cause:

Interlocutors affirmed, with a Direction.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Original Appeal and the said Cross Appeal be, and the same are hereby, dismissed this House; and that the said several Interlocutors and Parts of Interlocutors therein complained of be, and the same are hereby, affirmed: And it is hereby further Ordered, That Liberty be reserved to the said Grisel Craik, the Appellant in the Original Appeal, to take her proper Remedy in the Court of Session, for a reasonable Provision out of the Estate in Question, either pursuant to the Power contained in the Settlement of the 19th of February 1723, or otherwise, in such Manner as may be competent to her, and as shall be just.

For the Purchase of Sir Hans Sloane's Collection, the Harleian MSS, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Purchase of the Museum, or Collection, of Sir Hans Sloane, and of the Harleian Collection of Manuscripts; and for providing One general Repository, for the better Reception, and more convenient Use, of the said Collections, and of the Cottonian Library, and of the Additions thereto;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Sinking Fund, and appropriating the Supplies, 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 applying certain Surplus Monies remaining in the Exchequer for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-three; and for the further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for enlarging the Time limited by an Act of the last Session of Parliament, for subscribing Annuities after the Rate of Three Pounds per Centum per Annum, and Three Pounds Ten Shillings per Centum per Annum, into the joint Stock of Annuities; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

Six Days Work on the Highways, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend the Laws relating to the Six Days Work on the Highways; and for the better preventing Annoyances on the Highways."

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee on the said Bill, on Thursday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 22o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Marlborough, Senescallus.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Dorset.
March. Lothian.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Bath.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Temple.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Leinster.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Aldersgate Church, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Owners of Houses and Lands in the Parish of Saint Botolph without Aldersgate, and the Inhabitants thereof, to repair the Church and Steeple belonging to the said Parish," 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."

Longitude Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to render more effectual an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act for providing a Publick Reward for such Person or Persons as shall discover the Longitude at Sea," with regard to the making Experiments of Proposals made for discovering the Longitude; and to enlarge the Number of Commissioners for putting in Execution the said Act."

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

Message from H. C. to return Fitzroy Seudamore's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower the Guardians of Frances Fitz Roy Scudamore, an Infant, to make Building Leases of her Estate in Southwark, in the County of Surry;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Langport, &c. Road, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Charles Kemys Tynte and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing, amending, and widening, the several Roads leading from The Red Post, in the Parish of Fivehead, through the Towns of Langport and Somerton, to Butwell; and also from Curry Rivell to Puckington Lane; and from Cary Bridge to Street Cross, in the County of Somerset;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

For the Purchase of Sir Hans Sloane's Collection, the Harleian MSS. &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for purchasing of the Museum, or Collection, of Sir Hans Sloane, and of the Harleian Collection of Manuscripts; and for providing One General Repository for the better Reception and more convenient Use of the said Collections, and of the Cottonian Library, and of the Additions thereto."

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

Peebles Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the several Roads in the County of Peebles, leading from Tweedscross to the City of Edinburgh, by Blyth Bridge, La Mancha, and Wheam, and by Linton and Carlops, and from Ingleston through Carlops until all the said Roads join the Limits of the County of Edinburgh."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following;

D. Marlborough.
D. Bedford.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
D. Dorset.
M. Lothian.
E. Lincoln.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Sandwich.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Litchfield.
E. Holdernesse.
E. Findlater.
E. Oxford.
E. Halifax.
E. Bath.
E. Leicester.
E. Buckinghamshire.
E. Temple.
Vis. Fauconberg.
Vis. Leinster.
L. B. Durham.
L. B. Oxford.
L. B. Worcester.
L. B. Lincoln.
L. B. Bangor.
L. B. Norwich.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. Chester.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Ward.
L. Berkeley Str.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Cathcart.
L. Masham.
L. Foley.
L. Onslow.
L. Cadogan.
L. Monson.
L. Sandys.
L. Anson.
L. Feversham.
L. Vere.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them: to meet on Thursday next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

To regulate licensing Alehouses, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for regulating the Manner of licensing Alehouses, in that Part of Great Britain called England; and for the more easy convicting Persons selling Ale and other Liquors without License."

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

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

Sinking Fund, and appropriating the Supplies, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money therein mentioned, out of the Sinking Fund; and for applying certain Surplus Monies remaining in the Exchequer, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fiftythree; and for the further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for enlarging the Time limited by an Act of the last Session of Parliament, for subscribing Annuities after the Rate of Three Pounds per Centum per Annum, and Three Pounds Ten Shillings per Centum per Annum, into the joint Stock of Annuities; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

To register the Number of People, &c. Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for taking and registering an Annual Account of the total Number of People, and the total Number of Marriages, Births, and Deaths; and also of the total Number of Poor receiving Alms from every Parish and Extra-parochial Place in Great Britain."

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

After Debate;

It was proposed, "To commit the Bill for this Day Month."

After further Debate:

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

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

Deeds, &c. by Papists, further Time for Enrolment of, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time for enrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists; and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers, Devisees, and Lessees."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Warwick reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the said 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 Mercurii, vicesimum tertium diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 23o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Portland.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Orford.
Comes Bath.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Archer.

PRAYERS.

Sinclair against Sir William Dalrymple, et è contra:

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Sidney Sinclair Widow is Appellant, and Sir William Dalrymple Baronet is Respondent, et è contra, which is appointed for this Day, be put off till To-morrow; and that the Counsel be called in precisely at One o'Clock.

Six Days Work on the Highways, Bill.

Whereas To-morrow is appointed, for the House to be in a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend the Laws relating to the Six Days Work on the Highways; and for the better preventing Annoyances on the Highways."

It is Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, on Monday next.

For the Purchase of Sir Hans Sloan's Collection, the Harieian MSS., &c. Bill.

Whereas To-morrow is appointed, for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for purchasing of the Museum, or Collection, of Sir Hans Sloane, and of the Harleian Collection of Manuscripts; and for providing One general Repository, for the better Reception and more convenient Use of the said Collections, and of the Cottonian Library, and of the Additions thereto."

It is Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the Bill, on Monday next.

Longitude Bill.

Whereas To-morrow is appointed, for the House to be in a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to render more effectual an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act for providing a Publick Reward for such Person or Persons as shall discover the Longitude at Sea," with regard to the making Experiments of Proposals made for discovering the Longitude; and to enlarge the Number of Commissioners for putting in Execution the said Act:"

It is Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, on Monday next.

To regulate licensing Alehouses, Bill.

Whereas To-morrow is appointed, for the House to be in a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for regulating the Manner of licensing Ale-houses, in that Part of Great Britain called England; and for the more easy convicting Persons selling Ale and other Liquors without License."

It is Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, on Monday next.

Messages from H. C. to return the Jews Naturalization Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to permit Persons professing the Jewish Religion to be naturalized by Parliament; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Message from H. C. to return Clarke's Bill for Sale of the Advowson of Long Ditton.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Advowson of Long Ditton, in the County of Surry, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of Lands, to be settled to the same Uses; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the said Amendments.

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

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

Catherick Bridge Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the Twentieth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road leading from Catherick Bridge, in the County of York, to Yarm in the said County, and from thence to Stockton in the County of Durham, and from thence, through Sedgefield in the said County of Durham, to the City of Durham;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return the Bill for Quare & al. to sell Brain's Share of New Jersey;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Parts or Shares late belonging to Benjamin Brain Merchant, deceased, of and in One Twenty-fourth Part of the Eastern Division of the Province of New Jersey in America, in Trustees, to be sold, for the Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

The House proceeded to take the said Amendments into Consideration.

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

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

and Grubbe's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Richard Wrottesley and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower William Hunt Grubbe Esquire to make Leases of certain Estates, in the County of Wilts; and for vesting the Monies arising by Fines to be received for such Leases in Trustees, for the Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Hill Morton Common to enclose, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Ground, in the Manor and Parish of Hillmorton, in the County of Warwick," was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Bill, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; 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 return Craigie's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Craigie of Dumbarnie Esquire to sell Lands in the County of Perth; and lay out the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of Lands, contiguous to other Lands of the said John Craigie, in the County of Fife; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Sinking Fund, &c. appropriating the Supplies, 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 applying certain Surplus Monies remaining in the Exchequer for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-three; and for the further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for enlarging the Time limited by an Act of the last Session of Parliament, for subscribing Annuities after the Rate of Three Pounds per Centum per Annum, and Three Pounds Ten Shillings per Centum per Annum, into the joint Stock of Annuities; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Deeds, &c. by Papists, further Time for the Enrolment of, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time for Enrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists; and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers, Devisees, and Lessees."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Aldersgate Church, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Owners of Houses and Lands, in the Parish of Saint Botolph without Aldersgate, and the Inhabitants thereof, to repair the Church and Steeple belonging to the said Parish."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Langport, &c. Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing, amending, and widening, the several Roads leading from The Red Post, in the Parish of Fivehead, through the Towns of Langport and Somerton, to Butwell, and also from Curry Rivell to Puckington Lane, and from Cary Bridge to Street Cross, in the County of Somerset."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following:

D. Grafton.
D. Argyll.
D. Portland.
D. Dorset.
E. Northampton.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Holdernesse.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Findlater.
E. Fitzwalter.
E. Orford.
E. Bath.
E. Buckinghamshire.
L. Vis. Fauconberg.
L. B. Durham.
L. B. Chichester.
L. B. Bath & Wells.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Ward.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Cathcart.
L. Onslow.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.
L. Archer.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet To-morrow, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Paisley Duty on Beer, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, on every Scots Pint of Ale and Beer, which shall be brewed for Sale, brought into, tapped, or sold, within the Town of Paisley and Liberties thereof, in the County of Renfrew, for improving the Navigation of the River Cart; and for other Purposes;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 24o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Leicester.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Onslow.

PRAYERS.

Peebles Road, Bill.

The Earl of Findlater reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the several Roads in the County of Peebles, leading from Tweedscross towards the City of Edinburgh, by Blyth Bridge, La Mancha, and Wheam, and by Linton and Carlops, and from Ingleston through Carlops, until all the said Roads join the Limits of the Courty of Edinburgh," [ (fn. 1) 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."

Langport, &c. Roads, Bill.

The Earl of Findlater also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing, amending, and widening, the several Roads leading from The Red Post, in the Parish of Fivehead, through the Town of Langport, and Somerton, to Butwell, and also from Curry Rivell to Puckington Lane, and from Cary Bridge to Street Cross, in the County of Somerset," 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."

Paisley Duty on Beer, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, on every Scots Pint of Ale and Beer, which shall be brewed for Sale, brought into, tapped, or sold, within the Town of Paisley and Liberties thereof, in the County of Renfrew, for improving the Navigation of the River Cart; and for other Purposes."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following:

D. Argyll.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
E. Lincoln.
E. Warwick.
E. Jersey.
E. Poulet.
E. Loudoun.
E. Findlater.
E. Leicester.
L. B. Lincoln.
L. B. Bangor.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Cathcart.
L. Onslow.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet To-morrow, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Catherick Bridge Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the Twentieth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for repairing the Road leading from Catherick Bridge, in the County of York, to Yarm in the said County, and from thence to Stockton in the County of Durham, and from thence, through Sedgefield in the said County of Durham, to the City of Durham."

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.

Hill Morton Common to enclose, 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 Ground, in the Manor and Parish of Hillmorton, in the County of Warwick."

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 it.

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

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

Sinclair against Sir William Dalrymple, et è contra:

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Sidney Sinclair, Widow of Sir John Dalrymple of Cowsland; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 23d of June and 17th of November 1748; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or amended; and that the Appellant might have such Relief in the Premises as to this House should seem meet:" As likewise upon the Cross Appeal of Sir William Dalrymple of Cowsland, Baronet, complaining of Part of the said Interlocutor of the 23d of June 1748; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or amended, and such other 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 Sir William Dalrymple put in to the said Original Appeal; and the Answer of the said Sidney Sinclair, and of Hugh, Gustavus, Katherine, Christian, and Margaret Dalrymples, Captain Jacob Moodie, and John Sinclair, put in to the said Cross Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on both Sides in this Cause:

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Original Appeal and the said Cross Appeal be, and the same are hereby, dismissed this House; and that the said Interlocutors therein complained of be, and the same are hereby, affirmed.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 25o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset.
March. Lothian.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Bath.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Feversham.

PRAYERS.

Bogle and Robb against His Majesty's Advocate:

Whereas this Day was appointed, for hearing Counsel, to argue the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error brought into this House the 25th Day of February 1753, wherein Mathew Bogle and William Robb are Plaintiffs, and His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, for His Majesty's Interest, is Defendant, in order to reverse a Judgement given in the Court of Exchequer in Scotland for the Defendant in Error:

And Counsel appearing for the said Defendant; but no Counsel for the Plaintiffs in Error, who made Default:

Judgement affirmed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Judgement given in the Court of Exchequer in Scotland be, and is hereby, affirmed; and that the Record be remitted, to the End Execution may be had thereupon, as if no such Writ of Error had been brought into this House.

The Tenor of which Judgement, to be affixed to the Transcript of the Record to be remitted, is as follows:

"At which Day, before the same Court of Parliament aforesaid, at Westminster aforesaid, came the Parties aforesaid: Whereupon, the said Court of Parliament having seen and fully understood all and singular the Premises, and having diligently examined and inspected the said Record and Process, and the Judgement thereupon given, and the said Cause and Matter above assigned for Error by the said Mathew Bogle and William Robb, it appears unto the said Court, that neither in the Record and Process aforesaid, nor in the giving of the Judgement aforesaid, there is any Error: Therefore it is considered by the same Court of Parliament aforesaid, that the said Judgement be in all Things affirmed, and do remain in its full Force and Effect, the said Cause and Matter above for Error assigned in any wise notwithstanding; and the aforesaid Record and Process, and also the Process had in the said Court of Parliament on the said Premises by the said Court of Parliament, are sent back to the Court of our said Lord the King, before the Barons of the said Court of Exchequer in Scotland, to proceed thereupon, and to do therein what to Law and Justice shall appertain."

Paisley Duty on Beer, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, on every Scots Pint of Ale and Beer, which shall be brewed for Sale, brought into, tapped, or sold, within the Town of Paisley, and Liberties thereof, in the County of Renfrew, for improving the Navigation of the River Cart; and for other Purposes," 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."

Catherick Bridge Road, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the Twentieth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for repairing the Road leading from Catherick Bridge, in the County of York, to Yarm in the said County, and from thence to Stockton in the County of Durham, and from thence, through Sedgefield in the said County of Durham, to the City of Durham," 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."

Philpot and Hutchinson Composition, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "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, to compound with John Philpot and John Hutchinson and their Sureties, a Debt due to the Crown, for Customs on Tobacco;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Disarming the Highlands, &c.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Advocate of Scotland and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and continue, the Provision made by Two Acts of Parliament, of the Nineteenth and Twenty-first Years of His Majesty's Reign, for the more effectual disarming The Highlands in Scotland; and to make Provision for the more speedy ascertaining the lawful Debts or Claims upon the Lands and Hereditaments that sometime belonged to Alexander Robertson of Strowan, which, with other Forfeited Estates, are, by an Act of the Twenty-fifth Year of His Majesty's Reign, annexed to the Crown unalienable;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bills were both read the First Time.

Peebles Road, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the several Roads in the County of Peebles, leading from Tweedscross, towards the City of Edinburgh, by Blyth Bridge, La Mancha and Wheam, and by Linton and Carlops, and from Ingleston through Carlops, until all the said Roads join the Limits of the County of Edinburgh."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Langport, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing, amending, and widening, the several Roads leading from The Red Post, in the Parish of Fivehead, through the Towns of Langport and Somerton, to Butwell; and also from Curry Rivell to Puckington Lane, and from Cary Bridge to Street Cross, in the County of Somerset."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Burroughs and Mr. Allen:

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

To prevent Dangers from digging Gravel, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing of the Inconveniencies and Dangers that may arise from the present Methods of digging Gravel, Sand, Stone, Chalk, and other Materials, on the several Commons and Waste Grounds within this Kingdom, for the Repair of the Highways; and for other Purposes;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Publick Highways Preservation of, Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Amendment and Preservation of the Publick Highways and Turnpike Roads of this Kingdom, and for the more effectual Execution of the Laws relating thereto," be read a Second Time upon Monday next.

Continuing Laws, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing several Laws, relating to the Punishment of Persons going armed or disguised, in Defiance of the Laws of Customs or Excise; to the Drawback of the Duties upon Copper Bars exported, and to the Duties upon Foreign-made Sail Cloth; and also for Encouragement of the Silk Manufactures; and for taking off several Duties on Merchandizes exported; and for encouraging the Trade of the Sugar Colonies in America; and for vacating the Security for the Duty on Salt lost in any River, or in Port, after shipped, and for enlarging the Time for proving the Loss of Salt; and for Relief of Masters of Ships, with respect to the Importation of Soap and Candles, contrary to an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of His Majesty's Reign; and also for the more effectual Payment of the Bounties upon British-made Sail Cloth; and to empower the Commissioners of the Treasury to direct the Payment of the Bounty to John Henniker and others, upon Four Ships fitted out for the Whale Fishery, and lost in The Greenland Seas; and also to Philip How and others upon Two Ships employed in the said Fishery, notwithstanding some of the Forms required by Law in fitting out such Ships were not complied with;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 28o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. (fn. 2) Lincoln.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Devon.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Dorset.
March. Lothian.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Temple.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Feversham.

PRAYERS.

Paisley Duty on Beer, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, on every Scots Pint of Ale and Beer, which shall be brewed for Sale, brought into, tapped, or sold, within the Town of Paisley, and Liberties thereof, in the County of Renfrew, for improving the Navigation of the River Cart; and for other Purposes."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Catherick Bridge Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the Twentieth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for repairing the Road leading from Catherick Bridge, in the County of York, to Yarm in the said County, and from thence to Stockton in the County of Durham, and from thence, through Sedgefield in the said County of Durham, to the City of Durham."

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 preceding Bills.

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

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

Dangers from digging Gravel to prevent, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for preventing of the Inconveniencies and Dangers that may arise from the present Methods of digging Gravel, Sand, Stone, Chalk, and other Materials, on the several Commons and Waste Grounds within this Kingdom, for the Repair of the Highways; and for other Purposes."

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

Message from H. C. to return Meynell's Bill:

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming the Will of Littleton Pointz Meynell Esquire, deceased; and for making Provision for Godfrey Meynell Esquire his Eldest Son and Heir, and Judith Meynell his Daughter; and for enabling Hugo Meynell Esquire, his Second Son and Devisee, to make a Jointure, during his Minority; and for vesting Part of the Estates of the said Littleton Pointz Meynell in Trustees, to be sold; and for settling the Residue thereof to the Uses therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

The House proceeded to take the said Amendments into Consideration.

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

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

and Allen's Bill for Sale of Fowler's Estate.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising Money, by Sale of the Estates late of Hugh Fowler of Robestone in the County of Pembroke Esquire, deceased, to discharge the Debts and Encumbrances affecting the same; and for making a Partition of such Estates, or so much thereof as shall not be sold, for the Purposes aforesaid;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

For Purchase of Sir H. Sloane's Museum, Harleian MSS, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Purchase of the Museum, or Collection of Sir Hans Sloane, and of the Harleian Collection of Manuscripts; and for providing One general Repository, for the better Reception and more convenient Use, of the said Collections, and of the Cottonian Library, and of the Additions thereto."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Willoughby of Parham 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."

Longitude, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to render more effectual an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act for providing a publick Reward for such Person or Persons as shall discover the Longitude at Sea, with regard to the making Experiments of Proposals made for discovering the Longitude; and to enlarge the Number of Commissioners for putting in Execution the said Act."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Six Days Work on the Highways, Bill:

The Order of the Day, for the House to be in a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend the Laws relating to the Six Days Work on the Highways; and for the better preventing Annoyances on the Highways," being read:

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

Which being objected to;

And it being moved, "That the House be put into a Committee thereupon on Thursday next:"

After Debate;

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, on Thursday next.

Publick Highways, Preservation of, Bill.

The Order of the Day, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Amendment and Preservation of the publick Highways and Turnpike Roads of this Kingdom, and for the more effectual Execution of the Laws relating thereto," being read:

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

Proposed, "To commit the Bill."

Which being objected to:

After Debate;

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

Horned Cattle, Laws to continue, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and continue, several Laws, more effectually to prevent the spreading of the Distemper which now rages amongst the Horned Cattle in this Kingdom; for the more effectual paying the Expenses of passing Vagrants; for obviating Doubts that may arise, touching the keeping of Prisoners until the Prison of The Marshalsea of the Court of King's Bench shall be re-built or repaired; and for amending so much of the Act of the Twenty-fourth of His present Majesty, for regulating the Commencement of the Year, and correcting the Calendar now in Use, as relates to the Time of electing publick Officers of the City of Chester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

To regulate licensing Alehouses, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for regulating the Manner of licensing Alehouses, in that Part of Great Britain called England; and for the more easy convicting Persons selling Ale and other Liquors without License."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Philpot and Hutchinson Composition Bill.

The Duke of Newcastle acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, having been apprized of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "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 John Philpot and John Hutchinson, and their Sureties, a Debt due to the Crown, for Customs for Tobacco," had commanded him to signify to the House, "That His Majesty had no Objection to their Lordships proceeding therein as they shall think fit."

Then the said Bill was read a 2d Time.

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

Disarming The Highlands, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and continue, the Provisions made by Two Acts of Parliament, of the Nineteenth and Twenty-first Years of His Majesty's Reign, for the more effectual disarming The Highlands in Scotland; and to make Provision for the more speedy ascertaining the lawful Debts or Claims upon the Lands and Hereditaments that sometime belonged to Alexander Robertson of Strowan, which, with other Forfeited Estates, are, by an Act of the Twenty-fifth Year of His Majesty's Reign, annexed to the Crown unalienable."

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

Continuing Laws, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing several Laws, relating to the Punishment of Persons going armed or disguised, in Defiance of the Laws of Customs or Excise; to the Drawback of the Duties upon Copper Bars exported, and to the Duties upon Foreign-made Sail Cloth; and also for the Encouragement of the Silk Manufactures; and for taking off several Duties on Merchandizes exported; and for encouraging the Trade of the Sugar Colonies in America; and for vacating the Security for the Duty on Salt lost in any River or in Port after shipped, and for enlarging the Time for proving the Loss of Salt; and for Relief of Masters of Ships, with respect to the Importation of Soap and Candles contrary to an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of His Majesty's Reign; and also for the more effectual Payment of the Bounties upon British-made Sail Cloth; and to empower the Commissioners of the Treasury to direct the Payment of the Bounty to John Henniker and others, upon Four Ships fitted out for the Whale Fishery, and lost in The Greenland Seas; and also to Philip How and others, upon Two Ships employed in the said Fish ery, notwithstanding some of the Forms required by Law in fitting out such Ships were not complied with."

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 29o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius. Ds. Ward.

PRAYERS.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 30o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Bath.
Comes Northumberland.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Leinster.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Bernard.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.

PRAYERS.

E. of Northumberland takes the Oaths.

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

Thanks to the Bp. of Gloucester, for his Sermon.

Ordered, That the Thanks of this House be given to the Lord Bishop of Glocester, for the Sermon by him preached before this House, in the Abbey Church, Westm'r, Yesterday; and that he be desired to print and publish the same.

Purchase of Sir H. Sloane's Museum, Harleian MSS, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Purchase of the Museum or Collection of Sir Hans Sloane, and of the Harleian Collection of Manuscripts, and for providing One general Repository for the better Reception and more convenient Use of the said Collections, and of the Cottonian Library, and of the Additions thereto."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Longitude Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to render more effectual an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act for providing a publick Reward for such Person or Persons as shall discover the Longitude at Sea," with regard to the making Experiments of Proposals made for discovering the Longitude; and to enlarge the Number of Commissioners for putting in Execution the said Act."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

To regulate the licensing Alehouses, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for regulating the Manner of licensing Alehouses in that Part of Great Britain called England; and for the more easy convicting Persons selling Ale and other Liquors without License."

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 Three preceding Bills.

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

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

Message from thence, to return Sir C. Wich's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Humphry Howarth and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing a Partition of several Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of York, belonging to Sir Cyril Wich Baronet, Elizabeth Wilson, and Mary Turton, respectively, and a Settlement made thereof for the Benefit of the several Parties entitled to the several undivided Shares thereof before such Partition;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Horned Cattle, Laws to continue, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and continue, several Laws, more effectually to prevent the spreading of the Distemper which now rages amongst the Horned Cattle in this Kingdom; for the more effectual paying the Expenses of passing Vagrants; for obviating Doubts that may arise, touching the keeping of Prisoners until the Prison of The Marshalsea of the Court of King's Bench shall be re-built or repaired; and for amending so much of the Act of the Twenty-fourth of His present Majesty, for regulating the Commencement of the Year, and correcting the Calendar now in Use, as relates to the Time of electing Publick Officers of the City of Chester."

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

Messages from H. C. to return Low's Divorce Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Samuel Low Esquire with Elizabeth Rogers his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Dangers from digging Gravel, &c. to prevent, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the preventing of the Inconveniencies and Dangers that may arise from the present Methods of digging Gravel, Sand, Stone, Chalk, and other Materials, on the several Commons and Waste Grounds within this Kingdom, for Repair of the Highways; and for other Purposes."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Philpot and Hutchinson, Composition Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "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 John Philpot and John Hutchinson, and their Sureties, a Debt due to the Crown, for Customs for Tobacco."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Disarming The Highlands, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and continue, the Provisions made by Two Acts of Parliament, of the Nineteenth and Twenty-first Years of His Majesty's Reign, for the more effectual disarming The Highlands in Scotland; and to make Provision for the more speedy ascertaing the lawful Debts or Claims upon the Lands and Hereditaments that sometime belonged to Alexander Robertson of Strowan, which, with other Forfeited Estates, are, by an Act of the Twenty-fifth Year of His Majesty's Reign, annexed to the Crown unalienable."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Continuing Laws, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing several Laws, relating to the Punishment of Persons going armed or disguised, in Defiance of the Laws of Customs or Excise; to the Drawback of the Duties upon Copper Bars exported, and to the Duties upon Foreignmade Sail-cloth; and also for Encouragement of the Silk Manufactures; and for taking off several Duties on Merchandizes exported; and for encouraging the Trade of the Sugar Colonies in America; and for vacating the Security for the Duty on Salt lost in any River, or in Port, after shipped; and for enlarging the Time for proving the Loss of Salt; and for Relief of Masters of Ships, with respect to the Importation of Soap and Candles contrary to an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of His Majesty's Reign; and also for the more effectual Payment of the Bounties upon British-made Sail-cloth; and to empower the Commissioners of the Treasury to direct the Payment of the Bounty to John Henniker and others, upon Four Ships fitted out for the Whale Fishery, and lost in The Greenland Seas; and also to Philip How and others, upon Two Ships employed in the said Fishery, notwithstanding some of the Forms required by Law in fitting out such Ships were not complied with."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Sir C. Wich's Bill:

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing a Partition of several Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of York, belonging to Sir Cyril Wich Baronet, Elizabeth Willson, and Mary Turton, respectively; and a Settlement made thereof, for the Benefit of the several Parties entitled to the several undivided Shares thereof before such Partition."

Amendments agreed to.

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 31o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Dorset.
March. Lothian.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Temple.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Barnard.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.

PRAYERS.

Dangers from digging Gravel, &c to prevent, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the preventing of the Inconveniencies and Dangers that may arise, from the present Methods of digging Gravel, Sand, Stone, Chalk, and other Materials, in the several Commons and Waste Grounds within this Kingdom, for the Repair of the Highways, and for other Purposes."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Philpot and Hutchinson, Composition Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "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 John Philpot and John Hutchinson, and their Sureties, a Debt due to the Crown, for Customs for Tobacco."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative:

Disarming The Highlands, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and continue, the Provisions made by Two Acts of Parliament, of the Nineteenth and Twenty-first Years of His Majesty's Reign, for the more effectual disarming The Highlands in Scotland; and to make Provision for the more speedy ascertaining the lawful Debts or Claims upon the Lands and Hereditaments that sometime belonged to Alexander Robertson of Strowan; which, with other Forfeited Estates, are, by an Act of the Twenty-fifth Year of His Majesty's Reign, annexed to the Crown unalienable."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Continuing Laws, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing several Laws, relating to the Punishment of Persons going armed or disguised, in Defiance of the Laws of Customs or Excise; to the Drawback of the Duties upon Copper Bars exported, and to the Duties upon Foreign-made Sail-cloth; and also for Encouragement of the Silk Manufactures; and for taking off several Duties on Merchandizes exported; and for encouraging the Trade of the Sugar Colonies in America; and for vacating the Security for the Duty on Salt lost in any River, or in Port, after shipped; and for enlarging the Time for proving the Loss of Salt; and for Relief of Masters of Ships, with respect to the Importation of Soap and Candles contrary to an Act made in the Twentythird Year of His Majesty's Reign; and also for the more effectual Payment of the Bounties upon Britishmade Sail-cloth; and to empower the Commissioners of the Treasury to direct the Payment of the Bounty to John Henniker and others, upon Four Ships fitted out for the Whale Fishery, and lost in The Greenland Seas; and also to Philip How and others, upon Two Ships employed in the said Fishery, notwithstanding some of the Forms required by Law in fitting out such Ships were not complied with."

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. Holford:

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

Horned Cattle, &c. Laws to continue, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and continue, several Laws, more effectually to prevent the Spreading of the Distemper which now rages amongst the Horned Cattle in this Kingdom; for the more effectual paying the Expenses of passing Vagrants; for obviating Doubts that may arise, touching the keeping of Prisoners until the Prison of The Marshalsea of the Court of King's Bench shall be re-built or repaired; and for amending so much of the Act of the Twenty-fourth of His present Majesty, for regulating the Commencement of the Year, and for correcting the Calendar now in Use, as relates to the Time of electing publick Officers of the City of Chester."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Six Days Work on the Highways, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend the Laws relating to the Six Days Work on the Highways; and for the better preventing Annoyances on the Highways."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

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

Publick Highways, Preservation of, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Amendment and Preservation of the publick Highways and Turnpike Roads of this Kingdom; and for the more effectual Execution of the Laws relating thereto."

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 Veneris, primum diem Junii jam prox. sequen. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

1 Desunt in Originali.
2 Bis in Originali.