House of Lords Journal Volume 28
June 1753

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 28: June 1753', Journal of the House of Lords volume 28: 1753-1756 (1767-1830), pp. 147-156. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114361 Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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June 1753

DIE Veneris, 1o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Argyll.
March. Lothian.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Bath.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Egremont.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cavendish.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

E. of Ashburnham's Bill.

The Earl of Findlater reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of an Estate at Bretherton, in the County of Lancaster, pursuant to the Will of John late Earl of Ashburnham, deceased, and for the Purposes therein mentioned," 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."

Richardson against Goodright; Writ of Error.

The Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench, in the usual Manner, brought up a Writ of Error; wherein,

John Richardson is Plaintiff, and William Goodright Defendant.

Ordered, That the said Plaintiff in Error do assign Errors upon the said Writ on or before Tuesday next.

Publick Highways, Preservation of, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

Then an Amendment was proposed, in the 7th Press, 6 and 7 Lines, "After ["Seven Hundred"], to leave out ["Seven Hundred"]; the same being inserted Twice, by Mistake."

And the same was agreed to.

Agreed also, "In the 37th Line of the 8th Press, after the Word ["shall"], to insert ["not"], the same being omitted by Mistake."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Spicer and Mr. Edwards:

To carry down the said Bill; and acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

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

Hodie 3a 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 for correcting the Calendar now in Use, as relates to the Time of electing publick Officers of the City of Chester."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Six Days Work on the Highways, Bill.

The Order of the Day, for the House to be in a Committee again, to consider further of 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:

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee again, to consider further of the said Bill, on this Day Fortnight.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 4o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Meneven. Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Newcastle.
March. Lothian.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Bristol.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Feversham.

PRAYERS.

E. of Ashburnham's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of an Estate at Bretherton, in the County of Lancaster, pursuant to the Will of John late Earl of Ashburnham, deceased, and for the Purposes therein mentioned."

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. Elde:

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

Message from thence, to return the Bill for Preservation of the Publick Highways.

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 5o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Devon.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
March. Lothian.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Barnard.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.

PRAYERS.

Message from H. C. to return the Bill to prevent Clandestine Marriages.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing of Clandestine Marriages;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with several Amendments, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

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

Ld. Raymond takes the Oaths.

Robert Lord Raymond 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.

Richardson against Goodright; in Error.

The House being informed, "That John Richardson, Plaintiff in a Writ of Error brought into this House on Friday last, wherein William Goodright is Defendant, had, in Pursuance of the Order then made, assigned Errors upon the said Writ; and that the said Defendant in Error had joined Issue thereupon:"

Ordered, That this House will hear the said Errors argued, by Counsel, at the Bar, To-morrow.

Reflection on the Bishop of Chester: Printed News Papers complained of; and Persons to attend.

Complaint being made to the House, of a printed News Paper, intituled, "The Publick Advertiser, Tuesday, June 5th, 1753," mentioned to be "printed by W. Egelsham, at Mr. Woodfall's, the Corner of Ivy Lane, Pater Noster Row;" containing an Advertisement in the following Words; videlicet, "In a few Days will be published, A modest and decent Desence of the modern Jews, by Edmund Lord Bishop of Chester:"

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Mr. Woodfall and W. Egelsham do attend this House To-morrow, in order to be examined in relation to the Matter of the said Complaint.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 6o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Devon.
Dux Argyll.
March. Lothian.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Bath.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Viscount Leinster.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Barnard.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Richardson against Goodright; in Error:

Whereas this Day was appointed, for hearing Counsel, to argue the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error brought into this House on Friday last, wherein John Richardson is Plaintiff, and William Goodright Defendant, in order to reverse a Judgement given in the Court of King's Bench for the Defendant in Error:

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

Judgement affirmed, with Costs.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Judgement given in the Court of King's Bench 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: And it is further Ordered, That the said Plaintiff do pay, or cause to be paid, to the said Defendant, the Sum of One Hundred Pounds, for his Costs sustained by Reason of bringing the said Writ of Error.

Reflection on the Bishop of Chester; Publisher of the News Paper complained of, attached:

The Order of the Day being read, for the Attendance of Henry Woodfall and W. Egelsham, in relation to a Complaint of an Advertisement in The Publick Advertiser of Yesterday:

And the said Henry Woodfall attending, as ordered:

He was called in; and examined, at the Bar, in relation to the Matter of the said Complaint.

And having owned, "That he was interested in the said Paper; and that the same was printed at his House, and published there:"

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod do forthwith attach the Body of the said Henry Woodfall, for his said Offence and Contempt of this House, in publishing the said Advertisement; and keep him in safe Custody, until further Order of this House; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf.

To Sir Henry Bellenden Knight, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of them.

Another News Paper complained of, and the Printer to attend.

Complaint being made to the House, of a printed News Paper, intituled, "The Daily Advertiser, Wednesday, June 6th, 1753," mentioned to be "printed by Mathew Jenour, opposite St. Dunstan's Church, in Fleet Street," in which is contained the following Advertisement; videlicet, "In a few Days will be published, addressed to the Lord Bishop of Chester, Some free Remarks upon his Lordship's intended Defence of the modern Jews:"

It is Ordered, That the said Mathew Jenour do attend this House To-morrow, in order to be examined, in relation to the Matter of the said Complaint.

Clandestine Marriages, to prevent, Bill;

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing of Clandestine Marriages."

Commons Amendments:

And the said Amendments were read Twice by the Clerk, and are as follow:

"Pr. 1. L. 8. Leave out ["First"], and insert ["Twenty-fifth"]; and leave out ["January"], and insert ["March"].

"L. 13, 14. Leave out ["for the Space of Twenty Years last past"].

"L. 15, 16, 17. Leave out ["have dwelt for the Space of One Month next before the Publication thereof"], and insert ["dwell"].

"L. 28, 29. Leave out ["have dwelt for the Space of One Month as aforesaid"], and insert ["dwell"].

"L. 32, 33. Leave out ["as aforesaid"].

"Pr. 2. L. 3. Leave out ["had"].

"L. 3, 4. Leave out ["for the Space of One Month as aforesaid"].

"L. 7. Leave out from ["observed"] to ["and"] Line 12."

"L. 22. After ["Banns"], insert ["respectively"]; and after ["deliver"], insert ["or cause to be delivered"].

"L. 28. After ["respectively"], insert Clause marked (A).

"(A). Provided always, and be it Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That no Parson, Minister, Vicar, or Curate, solemnizing Marriages, after the Twentyfifth Day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-four, between Persons both or One of whom shall be under the Age of Twenty-one Years, after Banns published, shall be punishable by Ecclesiastical Censure, for solemnizing such Marriages without Consent of Parents or Guardians whose Consent is required by Law, unless such Parson, Minister, Vicar, or Curate, shall have Notice of the Dissent of such Parents or Guardians: And in case such Parents or Guardians, or One of them, shall openly and publickly declare, or cause to be declared, in the Church or Chapel where the Banns shall be so published, at the Time of such Publication, his, her, or their Dissent to such Marriage, such Publication of Banns shall be absolutely void."

"L. 30. Leave out ["First"], and insert ["Twentyfifth"]; and leave out ["January"], and insert ["March"].

"L. ult. After ["which"], insert ["the usual Place of Abode of"].

"Pr. 3. L. 1. Leave out ["dwelt"], and insert ["been"]; and leave out [One Month"], and insert ["Four Weeks"].

"L. 5, 6. Leave out ["as aforesaid"].

"L. 8. After ["whatsoever"], insert Clause marked (B).

"(B). Provided always, and be it Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That all Parishes where there shall be no Parish Church or Chapel belonging thereto, or none wherein Divine Service shall be usually celebrated every Sunday, may be deemed Extra-parochial Places for the Purposes of this Act, but not for any other Purpose.

"L. 17. After ["Place"], insert Clause marked (C).

"(C). Provided always, and be it Enacted, That, from and after the Twenty-fifth Day of March in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fiftyfour, no Surrogate, deputed by any Ecclesiastical Judge, who hath Power to grant Licenses of Marriage, shall grant any such License before he hath taken an Oath before the said Judge, faithfully to execute his Office according to Law, to the best of his Knowledge, and hath given Security, by his Bond, in the Sum of One Hundred Pounds, to the Bishop of the Diocese, for the due and faithful Execution of his said Office."

"L. 22. Leave out ["First"], and insert ["Twentyfifth"]; and leave out ["January"], and insert ["March"].

"L. 24. Leave out ["within any Prison, or the Rules thereof, or"].

"L. 25. 26. Leave out "[without Publication of Banns in such"], and insert ["than a"].

"Pr. 3. L. 26. After ["Chapel"], leave out ["as aforesaid"]; and insert ["where Banns have been usually published, unless by Special License from the Archbishop of Canterbury"]; after the Second ["or"], insert ["shall solemnize Matrimony"], leave out ["such"], and insert ["Publication of Banns unless"]; and after ["Marriage"], leave out ["as aforesaid"], and insert ["be"].

"L. 34. Leave out ["so had and"].

"L. 34, 35. Leave out ["without Publication of Banns"]; and insert ["from and after the Twentyfifth Day of March in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-four"]

"L. 35. Leave out ["such"], and insert ["any other Place than a"]; and after ["or"], insert ["such"].

"L. 36. After ["Chapel"], insert ["unless by Special License"]; after ["or"], insert ["that shall be solemnized"]; leave out ["such"], and insert ["Publication of Banns or"]; and after ["Marriage"], insert ["from a Person or Persons having Authority to grant the same"].

"L. 37. Leave out ["as aforesaid"].

"L. 37, 38, 39. Leave out ["from and after the said First Day of January in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-four"].

"Pr. 4. L. 1. Leave out ["any Offence of"], and insert ["such"]; and leave out ["Felony"], to ["shall"] in L. 3.

"L. 4. Leave out ["One Year"], and insert ["Three Years"]; and after ["committed"], insert Clause marked X.

"(X). Provided always, That, after the Solemnization of any Marriage under a Publication of Banns, it shall not be necessary, in Support of such Marriage, to give any Proof of the actual Dwelling of the Parties in the respective Parishes or Chapelries wherein the Banns of Matrimony were published; or where the Marriage is by License, it shall not be necessary to give any Proof that the usual Place of Abode of One of the Parties, for the Space of Four Weeks as aforesaid, was in the Parish or Chapelry where the Marriage was solemnized; nor shall any Evidence in either of the said Cases be received, to prove the contrary, in any Suit touching the Validity of such Marriage.

"Pr. 4. L. 5, 6, 7. Leave out ["from and after the said First Day of January in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-four"].

"L. 8. Leave out ["had"], and insert ["solemnized"].

"L. 8, 9. Leave out ["Licenses, and without such Publication of Banns as aforesaid"], and insert ["License after the said Twenty-fifth Day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-four"].

"L. 9. After ["Parties"], insert ["not being a Widower or Widow"].

"L. 12. Leave out ["in Writing"]

"L. 13, 14. Leave out ["under his Hand, attested by Two credible Witnesses"].

"L. 16, 17, 18. Leave out ["had and obtained in the same Manner, in Writing, under his, her, or their Hand or Hands, attested as aforesaid"], and insert ["or One of them, and"].

"L. 18. Leave out ["any"], and insert ["there shall be no such"].

"L. 18, 19. Leave out ["shall be appointed otherwise"], and insert ["then"].

"L. 19. Leave out ["then"].

"L. 19, 20. Leave out ["under her Hand"].

"L. 20. Leave out ["attested as aforesaid"], and insert ["unmarried; or, if there shall be no Mother living and unmarried, then of a Guardian or Guardians of the Person appointed by the Court of Chancery"].

"L. 21. Leave out from ["whatsoever"] to ["And whereas"] in Pr. 5. L. 2.

"Pr. 5. L. 3. After ["Guardians"], insert Mother or Mothers"].

"L. 9. Leave out ["and advantageous."]

"L. 10. After ["Guardians"], insert ["Mother or Mothers"].

"L. 15. 16. Leave out ["under his, her, or their Guardianship"].

"L. 21. Leave out from ["Way"] to ["And in case"], in L. 23.

"23. Leave out ["same"], and insert ["Marriage proposed"].

"L. 24. Leave out ["and unexceptionable"]

"L. 29. After ["Guardians"], insert ["or Mother"].

"L. 30. Leave out ["Persons"], and insert Per["son"].

"L. 31. Leave out from ["Enacted"] to ["that"], in Pr. 6. L. 1.

"Pr. 6. L. 2. After the First ["any"], insert ["Suit or"].

"L. 3. Before ["Marriage"], insert ["any"].

"L. 4. Leave out ["Pre-contract"], and insert ["Contract"]; and after ["Matrimony"], insert [whatsoever, whether per verba de præsenti or per verba de futuro, which shall be entered into after the Twenty-fifth Day of March in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-four"].

"L. 5. Leave out from ["Notwithstanding"] to ["Provided always"] in Pr. 7. L. 3; and insert the Clauses marked (D), (E), and (F).

"(D) And, for preventing undue Entries and Abuses in Registers of Marriages, be it Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That, on or before the Twentyfifth Day of March in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-four, and from Time to Time afterwards, as there shall be Occasion, the Church-wardens and Chapel-wardens of every Parish or Chapelry shall provide proper Books of Vellum, or good and durable Paper, in which all Marriages, and Banns of Marriage, respectively there published or solemnized, shall be registered; and every Page thereof shall be marked at the Top with the Figure of the Number of every such Page, beginning at the Second Leaf with Number One; and every Leaf or Page so numbered shall be ruled with Lines, at proper and equal Distances from each other, or as near as may be; and all Banns and Marriages, published or celebrated in any Church or Chapel, or within any such Parish or Chapelry, shall be respectively entered, registered, printed, or written, upon or as near as conveniently may be to, such ruled Lines, and shall be signed by the Parson, Vicar, Minister, or Curate, or by some other Person in his Presence, and by his Direction; and such Entries shall be made, as aforesaid, on or near such Lines, in successive Order, where the Paper is not damaged or decayed by Accident or Length of Time, until a new Book shall be thought proper or necessary to be provided for the same Purposes, and then the Directions aforesaid shall be observed in every such new Book; and all Books provided as aforesaid shall be deemed to belong to every such Parish or Chapelry respectively, and shall be carefully kept and preserved for publick Use.

"(E) And, in order to preserve the Evidence of Marriages, and to make the Proof thereof more certain and easy, and for the Direction of Ministers in the Celebration of Marriages, and registering thereof, be it Enacted, That, from and after the Twentyfifth Day of March in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-four, all Marriages shall be solemnized in the Presence of Two or more credible Witnesses, beside the Minister who shall celebrate the same; and that, immediately after the Celebration of every Marriage, an Entry thereof shall be made in such Register, to be kept as aforesaid, in which Entry, or Register, it shall be expressed, that the said Marriage was celebrated by Banns or License; and, if both or either of the Parties married by License be under Age, with Consent of Parents or Guardians, as the Case shall be; and shall be signed by the Minister with his proper Addition, and also by the Parties married, and attested by such Two Witnesses; which Entry shall be made in the Form, or to the Effect following; (that is to say,) A. B. of the
this Parish,
and C. D. of the
this Parish,
were married in this Church,
Chapel, by Banns,
License,
with Consent of Parents,
Guardians, this Day
of in the Year by me, J. J. Rector.
Vicar.
Curate.

"This Marriage was solemnized between us A. B.
C. D.
in the Presence of E. F.
G. H."

"(F.) And be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That if any Person shall, from and after the Twenty-fifth Day of March in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-four, with Intent to elude the Force of this Act, knowingly and wilfully insert, or cause to be inserted, in the Register Book of such Parish or Chapelry as aforesaid, any false Entry of any Matter or Thing relating to any Marriage; or falsely make, alter, forge, or counterfeit, or cause or procure to be falsely made, altered, forged, or counterfeited, or act or assist in falsely making, altering, forging, or counterfeiting, any such Entry in such Register; or falsely make, alter, forge, or counterfeit, or cause or procure to be falsely made, altered, forged, or counterfeited, or assist in falsely making, altering, forging, or counterfeiting, any such License of Marriage as aforesaid; or utter or publish as true any such false, altered, forged, or counterfeited Register as aforesaid, or a Copy thereof, or any such false, altered, forged, or counterfeited License of Marriage, knowing such Register or License of Marriage respectively, to be false, altered, forged, or counterfeited; or if any Person shall, from and after the said Twenty-fifth Day of March, wilfully destroy, or cause or procure to be destroyed, any Register Book of Marriages, or any Part of such Register Book, with Intent to avoid any Marriage, or to subject any Person to any of the Penalties of this Act; every Person so offending, and being thereof lawfully convicted, shall be deemed and adjudged to be guilty of Felony, and shall suffer Death as a Felon, without Benefit of Clergy.

"Pr. 7. L. 12. After ["respectively"], insert ["nor to any Marriages solemnized beyond the Seas"].

"L. 26. Leave out ["said"]."

Then the First Amendment, being read the 3d Time, was agreed to.

The next Amendment also read and agreed to.

The next Amendment, videlicet, "Pr. 1. L. 15, 16, and 17. leave out ["have dwelt for the Space of One Month next before the Publication thereof"], and insert ["dwell"]," also read,

And it being proposed, "To disagree with the Commons therein:"

After Debate;

The Question was put, "Whether to agree with the Commons in this Amendment?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

The Five next Amendments read, and severally agreed to.

The next Amendment, videlicet, "Pr. 2. L. 22. after ["Banns"], insert ["respectively"]; and after ["deliver"], insert ["or cause to be delivered"]," was read.

Proposed, "To disagree with the Commons in this Amendment."

After Debate;

The Question was put, "Whether to agree with the Commons in this Amendment?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the following Amendments to the Amendment in the 12th Line of the 7th Press were read, and severally agreed to.

The said Amendment, "Pr. 7. L. 12. After ["respectively"], insert ["nor to any Marriages solemnized beyond the Seas"]", read.

And it being proposed, "To disagree with the Commons therein:"

After Debate;

The Question was put, "Whether to agree with the Commons in this Amendment?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the next and last Amendment was read, and agreed to.

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

And 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 Amendments made by them to the said Bill.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 7o Junii.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux Cumberland.

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Argyll.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Cavendish.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Feversham.

PRAYERS.

Reflection on the Bishop of Chester;

The Order of the Day being read, for the Attendance of Mathew Jenour, in relation to a Complaint of an Advertisement in The Daily Advertiser of Yesterday:

And the said Mathew Jenour attending, as ordered:

He was called in; and examined, at the Bar, in relation to the Matter of the said Complaint.

And having owned, "That he was the Printer and Publisher of the said Paper:"

Printer of the Daily Advertiser attached.

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod do forthwith attach the Body of the said Mathew Jenour, for his said Offence, and Contempt of this House, in publishing the said Advertisement, and keep him in safe Custody until further Order of this House; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf.

To Sir Henry Bellenden Knight, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of them.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

The King present:

His Majesty, being seated on the Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended by His Officers of State; the 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 to be passed, as follow;

Bills passed.

"1. 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."

"2. 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 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."

"3. An Act for the better preventing of Clandestine Marriages."

"4. 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 re-paired; and for amending so much of the Act of the Twentyfourth 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."

"5. 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."

"6. 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."

"7. 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-fitfth Year of His Majesty's Reign, annexed to the Crown unalienable."

"8. 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."

"9. 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."

"10. An Act to confirm certain Acts and Orders, made by Justices of the Peace, being of the Quorum, notwithstanding any Defect in not expressing therein that such Justices of the Peace are of the Quorum."

"11. 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 the Repair of the Highways, and for other Purposes."

"12. An Act for allowing further Time for Enrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists; and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers, Devisees, and Lessees."

"13. An Act to permit Persons professing the Jewish Religion to be naturalized by Parliament; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"14. 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."

"15. An Act to enable James Mallors to open a Street, from the West Side of King Street, in the Parish of Saint Margaret; in the City of Westminster, to the Back Part of the Houses, Gardens, and Yards, on the West Side of Delahaye Street, in the same Parish; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"16. 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."

"17. 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."

"18. 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."

"19. 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 these Bills the Royal Assent was severally pronounced, in these Words; videlicet,

"Le Roy le veult."

"20. An Act for Sale of an Estate at Bretherton, in the County of Lancaster, pursuant to the Will of John late Earl of Ashburnham, deceased; and for the Purposes therein mentioned."

"21. 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."

"22. 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."

"23. An Act for Sale of the undivided Moieties of divers Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Suffolk, the settled Estate of Matthew 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."

"24. 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."

"25. 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."

"26. An Act for vesting the Estate late of William Rawstorn Esquire, at Basseldon, in the County of Berks, in Trustees, to sell the same; and to lay out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of another Estate, to be settled to the Uses of his Will."

"27. An Act to enable John Craigie of Dumbernie 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."

"28. 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."

"29. 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."

"30. 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 Huge Meynell Esquire, his Second Son and Devisee, to make a Jointure during his Minority; and for settling the Estates of the said Littleton Pointz Meynell to the Uses therein mentioned."

"31. 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."

"32. 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."

"33. 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."

"34. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common called Felton Common, in the Parish of Felton, in the County of Northumberland."

"35. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Ground, in the Manor and Parish of Hill-morton, in the County of Warwick."

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,

"The Season of the Year is so far advanced, and the Business before you so entirely finished, that it is necessary to put an End to this Session of Parliament. The Zeal which you have shewn for My Person and Government, in all your Proceedings, calls for My sincere Thanks: And the Care and Assiduity you have exerted, in making such Provisions as may advance the Commerce of My Subjects, supply and extend their Manufactures, and put a Stop to some Disorders that required Reformation, are no less agreeable to Me, than they are Proofs of your Prudence, in laying hold of this Time of Tranquillity, to make domestick Improvements.

"The State of Foreign Affairs has received no material Alteration since your Meeting. You may depend on My steadily pursuing the same Principles and Ends which I then declared to you. To preserve the Peace, to consult the real Prosperity of My People, and at the same Time to assert and maintain the Honour and just Right of My Crown and Kingdoms, are the fixed Objects of all My Measures.

"Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"In granting the Supplies for the current Year, you have equally shewn your Concern for the Publick Service, and your Regard to the Ease of your Fellow Subjects: I thank you for both, as well as for providing with so much Foresight for the future Augmentation of the Sinking Fund.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"I have nothing to desire of you but what I am persuaded you wish for yourselves. Do your utmost Endeavours, in your several Countries, to promote the true Interest and Happiness of My People, to propagate Industry, and to preserve good Order and Regularity amongst them. Make them sensible of the Blessings they enjoy: And by these Means the Quiet and Security of My Government will be best established."

Which being ended;

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 Tuesday the Fourteenth Day of August next, to be then here held: And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Tuesday the Fourteenth Day of August next.