House of Lords Journal Volume 28
December 1754

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 28: December 1754', Journal of the House of Lords volume 28: 1753-1756 (1767-1830), pp. 291-302. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114379 Date accessed: 24 October 2014.


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December 1754

DIE Martis, 3o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Orford.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Darlington.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Houghton against Sir H. Tuite.

The Answer of Sir Henry Tuite Baronet, One of the Respondents to the Appeal of Arthur Houghton Esquire, was brought in.

E. of Oxford takes the Oaths.

This Day Edward Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Carlisle Military Road, Trustees Accompts, &c. delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Bigge, from the Commissioners and Trustees appointed to put in Execution an Act of the 24th Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for making a Road for the Passage of Troops and Carriages, from Carlisle to Newcastle, attended:"

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar,

"Copies of the Proceedings and Accompts of the said Commissioners and Trustees, for the Counties of Cumberland and Northumberland."

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the Titles thereof were read, by the Clerk, as follow:

"1754.

"Copies of the several Acts and Proceedings made by the Commissioners and Trustees, and also the Accompt of the Receipts and Disbursements of George Pattinson Gentleman, Treasurer to and for the said Commissioners and Trustees nominated and appointed for putting in Execution an Act passed the 24th Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for making and repairing the Road from the City of Carlisle to the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne, so far as the same relates to that Part of the said Road which lies in the County of Cumberland."

"1754.

"Copy of the Ninth and Tenth Accompt of the Receipts and Disbursements of John Tweddell Gentleman, Clerk and Treasurer to and for the Commissioners and Trustees nominated and appointed for putting in Execution an Act passed in the Twentyfourth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for making and repairing the Road from the City of Carlisle to the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne, so far as the same relates to that Part of the said Road which lies in the County of Northumberland."

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table.

Westminster Bridge, Commissioners, Proceedings delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Seddon, from the Commissioners of Westminster Bridge, attended:"

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to several Acts of Parliament,

"A State of the Proceedings of the said Commissioners, from the 20th Day of November 1753, to the 26th Day of November 1754, inclusive; and also, the Accompts of the Treasurer to the said Commissioners, from the 10th Day of October 1753, to the 10th Day of October 1754."

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the Titles thereof being read, by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the said State and Accompts do lie on the Table.

Freston, Leave for a Bill, to take the Name and Arms of Scrivener:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Freston Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to enable him to take and use the Surname and Arms of Scrivener:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.

Bill read.

Accordingly, the Earl of Warwick presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Freston Esquire, and the Heirs of his Body, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Scrivener."

And the same was read the First Time.

Out Pensioners of Chelsea Hospital, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Relief of the Out Pensioners of the Royal Hospital at Chelsea."

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

Mackenzie, to enter into Recognizance for the D. of Douglas.

The House being moved, "That Mr. Kenneth Mackenzie may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for the Duke of Douglas, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; his Grace being in Scotland:"

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 5o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
March. Tweeddale.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Breadalbare.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

M. Tweeddale takes the Oaths.

John Marquis of Tweeddale took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Houghton against West & al. Bor against Bor:

The House being informed, "That Philip Elwis attended, in order to deliver in Copies of Papers and Proceedings relating to Two Causes depending in this House; in one of which, Arthur Houghton Esquire is Appellant, and Anne West and others are Respondents; and in the other, Gerard Bor a Minor, by William Cooper Esquire his Guardian, is Appellant, and Jacob Bor Esquire Respondent:"

Pleadings proved.

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

And then he withdrew.

Freston, to take the Name of Scrivener, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Freston Esquire, and the Heirs of his Body, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Scrivener."

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

D. Newcastle.
D. Manchester.
D. Dorset.
M. Tweeddale.
M. Rockingham.
E. Warwick.
E. Sandwich.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Jersey.
E. Loudoun.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Oxford.
E. Egremont.
E. Temple.
E. Darlington.
Vis. Stormont.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. B. Oxford.
L. B. Ely.
L. B. Sarum.
L. B. Bath & Wells.
L. B. Exeter.
L. B. Bangor.
L. B. St. Asaph.
L. B. Norwich.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. Chester.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. B. Chichester.
Ld. Abergavenny.
L. Delawarr.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Strange.
L. Cathcart.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Romney.
L. Raymond.
L. Edgcumbe.
L. Sandys.
L. Vere.

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

Burgh to enter into Recognizance for Bor.

The House being moved, "That Thomas Burgh of The Middle Temple London Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Gerard Bor, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he being in Ireland:"

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

Out Pensioners of Chelsea Hospital, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Relief of the Out Pensioners of the Royal Hospital at Chelsea."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 9o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Meneven.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Newcastle.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Morton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Lords take the Oaths.

John Earl of Rothes and Richard Lord Bishop of Carlisle took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Great Harborough Common Fields, to enclose, Bill.

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

With a 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 Great Harborough, in the County of Warwick;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Mello and Heinzelman, Nat. Bill:

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Arnold Mello and John Swiccard Heinzelmann;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were severally read the First Time.

Banal, Pet. to be added to it.

Upon reading the Petition of James Banal; praying, That his Name may be inserted in the last mentioned Bill:"

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

Blewitt's Pet. referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Edmond Blewitt Esquire, Eldest Son and Heir Apparent of Mary Blewitt, Widow and Relict of John Blewitt Esquire, deceased; and also of the said Mary Blewitt, for herself and on the Behalf of Reginald Blewitt and Edward Blewitt, her Two Younger Sons, who are both Infants; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to rectify some Mistakes and Defects in the Settlement made on the Marriage of the Petitioner Edmond Blewitt; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Justice Birch; who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Out Pensioners of Chelsea Hospital, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Relief of the Out Pensioners of the Royal Hospital at Chelsea."

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. Edwards and Mr. Sawyer:

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurri, undecimum diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 11o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
March. Tweeddale.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

L. King takes his Seat.

This Day William Lord King sat first in Parliament, after the Death of his Brother Peter Lord King; having first, at the Table, taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Lockhart against D. of Douglas; Cross Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition and Cross Appeal of John Lockhart of Lee Esquire, One of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of Lanerk; complaining of Part of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 19th of December 1752; and praying, "That the same may be reversed or varied; and that this House will give the Appellant such Relief as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that Archibald Duke of Douglas may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Archibald Duke of Douglas may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the Eighth Day of January next; and Service of this Order upon any of the Counsel or Agents of the said Duke in the Court of Session in Scotland shall be deemed good Service.

Great Harborough Common Fields, to enclose, Bill.

Hodie 2a 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 Great Harborough, in the County of Warwick."

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

D. Bedford.
D. Argyll.
D. Manchester.
D. Dorset.
M. Tweeddale.
M. Rockingham.
E. Warwick.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Sandwich.
E. Cardigan.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Pomfret.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Northumberland.
E. Egremont.
E. Temple.
E. Hertford.
E. Darlington.
Vis. Stormont.
Vis. Bolingbroke.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. B. Ely.
L. B. Bath & Wells.
L. B. Exeter.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. B. Chichester.
Ld. Abergavenny.
Ld. Delawarr.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Strange.
L. Cathcart.
L. Foley.
L. Onslow.
L. Romney.
L. King.
L. Montfort.
L. Edgcumbe.
L. Sandys.
L. Vere.

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

Banal takes the Oaths for Naturalization.

James Banal took the Oaths appointed, in order to his Naturalization.

Lambard & Ux. Pet. referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Lambard Esquire and Grace Lambard his Wife, formerly Grace Parsons, for themselves and on the Behalf of their Four Daughters, who are all Infants; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for vesting a Messuage, and Premises thereto belonging, held of the Manor of Kempton, in the County of Middlesex, in Trustees, to enable them to convey and assure the same, pursuant to a Contract therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to Mr. Baron Legge and Mr. Baron Smythe; who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Mello & al. Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Arnold Mello and John Swiccard Heinzelmann."

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

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

Ordered, That the Petition of James Banal, praying that his Name may be inserted in the said Bill, be referred to the said Committee.

Moreau's Bill of Divorce, Witnesses to attend.

Ordered, That John Gibson, George Speed, Sarah Speed, Anne Spackman, Neale Hewitt, Elizabeth Hewitt, Anne Denman, and Mary Brown, do attend this House, on Tuesday next the 17th Instant, as Witnesses, upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of David Moreau Esquire with Susannah Bent his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Malt Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing, and granting to His Majesty, certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-five;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Indemnity to Corporations, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to indemnify Members of Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, who have neglected to take the Oaths of Office, and to stamp their Admissions; and for allowing them further Time for those Purposes;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were severally read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 13o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Morton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Lewis against Blunt and Knight.

The Answer of Sir Henry Blunt Baronet, and Robinson Knight, Two of the Respondents to the Appeal of Percival Lewis Esquire, was brought in.

Mello & al. Nat. Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Arnold Mello and John Swiccard Heinzelmann," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, as also the Petition to them referred, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the said Bill, and made several Amendments thereto."

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

Mason's Guardian, Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of William Barkar of Hill Croom in the County of Worcester Yeoman, Testamentary Guardian of Thomas Mason and Elizabeth Mason, Infant Children of Thomas Mason late of the Parish of Earl's Croom in the County of Worcester Gardener, deceased, for and on Behalf of the said Infants; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for carrying into Execution certain Articles of Agreement, for Sale of an Estate belonging to the said Infants, in the Parish of Croomb Dabitot, in the said County of Worcester.

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to Mr. Justice Clive and Mr. Justice Bathurst; who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Indemnify to Corporations, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to indemnify Members of Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, who have neglected to take the Oaths of Office, and to stamp their Admissions; and for allowing them further Time for those Purposes."

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 Monday next.

Malt Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing, and granting to His Majesty, certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-five."

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 Monday next.

E. Strafford takes the Oaths.

William Earl of Strafford took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 16o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Newcastle.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Bath.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Temple.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Lords take the Oaths.

This Day Philip Earl of Chesterfield, William Earl of Bath, and Jacob Viscount Folkestone, took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Great Harborough Common, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick 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 Great Harborough, 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 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."

Leheup, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Peter Lebeup the Younger Esquire and Sarah his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting divers Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the County of Cambridge, settled on the Marriage of Peter Lebeup the Younger Esquire, in Trustees, to be sold and conveyed pursuant to Articles; and for laying out the Purchase-money in another Estate, to be settled to the Uses of his Marriage Settlement."

Ramsey to Huntingdon, Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the High Bridge in the Town of Ramsey, in the County of Huntingdon, through King's Ripton, to the West End of Saint Peter's Lane, in the Parish of Saint John, within the Borough of Huntingdon;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Mello & al. Nat. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Arnold Mello and John Swiccard Heinzelmann."

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. Montague and Mr. Lane:

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.

Mortuaries in the Archdeaconry of Chester, Bill;

A Bill for taking away Mortuaries in the Archdeaconry of Chester, being offered to the House:

His Majesty's Consent to it signified:

The Earl of Holdernesse acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, having been applied to concerning it, was pleased to consent to the passing thereof."

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for taking away Mortuaries in the Archdeaconry of Chester; and giving a Recompense therefor to the Bishop of Chester, as Archdeacon of Chester, who holds and enjoys the said Archdeaconry in Right of his See."

Nussen, Leave for a Nat. Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Frederick Nussen; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for his Naturalization:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.

Bill read:

Whereupon the Earl of Warwick presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Frederick Nussen."

And the same was read the First Time.

The said Frederick Nussen took the Oaths, in order to his Naturalization.

Malt Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing, and granting to His Majesty, certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-five."

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."

Indemnify to Corporations, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to indemnify Members of Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, who have neglected to take the Oaths of Office, and to stamp their Admissions; and for allowing them further Time for those 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."

Land Tax Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-five; and for Relief of the Inhabitants of certain Places in the County of Lincoln, in respect of Arrears of the Land Tax;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Mutiny Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Brancaster Common to enclose, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Field and Brecks, in the Manor and Parish of Brancaster, in the County of Norfolk; and for extinguishing the several Rights of Common and Sheep Walk over the said Field and Brecks, and over certain Half Year Closes and Pieces of Common in the said Manor and Parish; and for granting another Right of Common to the Owners of certain Dwelling Houses in the Manor and Parish aforesaid;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were severally read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 17o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Morton.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Freston to take the Name of Serivener, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Freston Esquire and the Heirs of his Body to take and use the Surname and Arms of Scrivener," 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."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Malt Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing, and granting, to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-five."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Indemnity to Corporations, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to indemnify the Members of Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, who have neglected to take the Oaths of Office, and to stamp their Admissions; and for allowing them further Time for those Purposes."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Great Harborough Common, 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 Great Harborough, 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 the Three preceding Bills.

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

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

Ramsey to Huntingdon, Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the High Bridge in the Town of Ramsey, in the County of Huntingdon, through King's Ripton, to the West End of Saint Peter's Lane, in the Parish of Saint John, within the Borough of Huntingdon."

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

D. Newcastle.
D. Dorset.
E. Warwick.
E. Sandwich.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Jersey.
E. Morton.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Oxford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Halifax.
E. Pomfret.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Northumberland.
E. Egremont.
E. Temple.
E. Darlington.
Vis. Folkestone.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Sarum.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Abergavenny.
L. Delawarr.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Montjoy.
L. Foley.
L. Onslow.
L. Edgcumbe.
L. Sandys.

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.

Mortuaries in the Archdeaconry of Chester, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for taking away Mortuaries in the Archdeaconry of Chester; and giving a Recompense therefor to the Bishop of Chester, as Archdeacon of Chester, who holds and enjoys the said Archdeaconry in Right of his See."

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, To-morrow.

Leheup's Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting divers Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the County of Cambridge, settled on the Marriage of Peter Leheup the Younger Esquire, in Trustees, to be sold and conveyed, pursuant to Articles; and for laying out the Purchase-money in another Estate, to be settled to the Uses of his Marriage Settlement."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Lords Committees beforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on the First Tuesday after the Recess at Christmas, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Motion to shorten the Time for Meeting of the Committee.

Then a Motion was made, "That the Standing Order of this House, in relation to Bills for selling Lands in one Place, and buying Lands in another, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee may be at Liberty to proceed upon the last mentioned Bill, notwithstanding there is not an actual Agreement yet made for the Purchase of another Estate, to be settled in Lieu of that to be sold, as required by the said Standing Order."

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

Nussen's Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Frederick Nussen."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Lords Committees aforenamed:

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

Land Tax Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-five; and for Relief of the Inhabitants of certain Places in the County of Lincoln, in respect of Arrears of the Land Tax."

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 said Bill, To-morrow.

Mutiny Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

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, To-morrow.

Morean's Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissove the Marriage of David Moreau Esquire with Susannah Bent his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and for hearing Counsel, as well for as against the same:

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Tuesday the Twenty-first Day of January next; and that the several Persons who were ordered to attend as Witnesses upon the Second Reading of the said Bill do then attend.

Killican to take the Name of Blackwell, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Samuel Blackwell, heretefore called Samuel Killican, and his Heirs, to take and use the Surname of Blackwell only, pursuant to the Will of Jonathan Blackwell deceased, and to bear the like Arms which were borne by the said Jonathan Blackwell;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return Mello & al. Nat. Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Arnold Mello and John Swiccard Heinzelmann;" 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 et in diem Mercurii, decimum octavum diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 18o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Morton.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Bath.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Anson.

PRAYERS.

Ramsey to Huntingdon, Road, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the High Bridge in the Town of Ramsey, in the County of Huntingdon, through King's Ripton, to the West End of Saint Peter's Lane, in the Parish of Saint John, within the Borough of Huntingdon," 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 said Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Nussen's Nat. Bill.

The Earl of Warwick also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Frederick Nussen," 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."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Freston to take the Name of Scrivener, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Freston Esquire, and the Heirs of his Body, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Scrivener."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereto.

Mason, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of William Barkar, for and on Behalf of the Infant Children of Thomas Mason, deceased; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of certain Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Worcester, late the Estate of Thomas Mason, deceased, pursuant to an Agreement; and for applying the Money arising thereby, for discharging Encumbrances affecting the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Killican to take the Name of Blackwell, Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Samuel Blackwell, heretofore called Samuel Killican, and his Heirs, to take and use the Surname of Blackwell only, pursuant to the Will of Jonathan Blackwell, deceased; and to bear the like Arms which were borne by the said Jonathan Blackwell."

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

D. Argyll.
D. Dorset.
E. Warwick.
E. Coventry.
E. Morton.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Oxford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Halifax.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Bath.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Northumberland.
E. Egremont.
Vis. Stormont.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Sarum.
L. Bp. Bath. & Wells.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Abergavenny.
Ld. Willoughby Par.
L. Strange.
L. Cathcart.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Romney.
L. Sandys.
L. Anson.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on the Second Day of Meeting after the Recess at Christmas, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Leheup's Bill; Standing Order dispensed with.

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order of this House, in relation to Bills for selling Lands in one Place and buying Lands in another, so far as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting divers Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the County of Cambridge, settled on the Marriage of Peter Leheup the Younger Esquire, in Trustees, to be sold and con veyed pursuant to Articles; and for laying out the Purchase-money in another Estate, to be settled to the Uses of his Marriage Settlement," was committed, may proceed thereupon, notwithstanding there is not yet an actual Agreement made for the Purchase of another Estate to be settled in Lieu of that to be sold, as required by the said Standing Order:

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be dispensed with, in this Case.

Land Tax Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-five; and for Relief of the Inhabitants of certain Places in the County of Lincoln, in respect of Arrears of the Land Tax."

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."

Mutiny Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

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."

Mortuaries in the Archdeaconry of Chester, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for taking away Mortuaries in the Archdeaconry of Chester; and giving a Recompense therefor to the Bishop of Chester, as Archdeacon of Chester, who holds and enjoys the said Archdeaconry in Right of his See."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Swanton Common Fields, to enclose, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Armine Woodhouse and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, and certain Lands lying dispersed in the Half Year Closes, belonging to the Manor of Swanton with Worthing, within the Parishes of Swanton Morley and Worthing, in the County of Norfolk; and for extinguishing the several Rights of Common and Sheep Walk, over the said Fields and Half Year Closes, and over certain Lands called The Brecks, lying within the said Manor and Parishes;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Stevenage to Bigleswade, Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue and render more effectual Two Acts of Parliament, passed in the Sixth and Twelfth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George, for repairing the Roads from Stevenage in the County of Hertford, to Bigleswade in the County of Bedford; and for repairing the Roads from the North End of the said Roads to the Toll Gate at the North End of the said Town of Bigleswade;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were severally read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 19o Decembris.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Newcastle.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bath.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Land Tax Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-five; and for Relief of the Inhabitants of certain Places in the County of Lincoln, in respect of Arrears of the Land Tax."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Mutiny Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Ramsey to Huntingdon, Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the High Bridge, in the Town of Ramsey, in the County of Huntingdon, through King's Ripton, to the West End of Saint Peter's Lane, in the Parish of Saint John, within the Borough of Huntingdon."

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. Montague and Mr. Lane:

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

Nussen's Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Frederick Nussen."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereto.

Mason's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of certain Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Worcester, late the Estate of Thomas Mason, deceased, pursuant to an Agreement; and for applying the Money arising thereby for discharging Encumbrances affecting the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

D. Bedford.
D. Newcastle.
E. Lincoln.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Oxford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Effingham.
E. Bath.
E. Buckinghamshire.
E. Northumberland.
E. Egremont.
E. Temple.
Vis. Stormont.
Vis. Falmouth.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Sarum.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Abergavenny.
L. Delawarr.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Cathcart.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Romney.
L. Edgcumbe.
L. Sandys.

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

Stevenage to Bigleswade, Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue and render more effectual Two Acts of Parliament, passed in the Sixth and Twelfth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George, for repairing the Roads from Stevenage in the County of Hertford, to Bigleswade in the County of Bedford; and for repairing the Roads from the North End of the said Roads to the Toll Gate at the North End of the said Town of Bigleswade."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Lords Committees beforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on the Second Day after the Recess at Christmas, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Morgan, Leave for a Bill of Divorce;

Upon reading the Petition of Richard Morgan of the City of Dublin Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to dissolve his Marriage with Anne Hall; and to enable him to marry again:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.

Bill read; and Orders for Witnesses to be issued.

Accordingly, the Earl of Warwick presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dissolving the Marriage of Richard Morgan Esquire with Anne Hall his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

And the same was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Thursday the Twenty-third Day of January next, and Notice thereof affixed on the Doors of this House; and the Lords to be summoned; and that the said Richard Morgan may be heard, by his Counsel, at the said Second Reading, to make out the Truth of the Allegations of the Bill; and that the said Anne Hall may have a Copy of the said Bill; and that Notice be given her of the said Second Reading; and that she be at Liberty to be heard, by her Counsel, what she may have to offer against the said Bill, at that Time.

Ordered, That the Clerk be empowered to issue Orders for the Attendance of such Witnesses, to be examined, upon the Second Reading of the said Bill, whose Names shall be delivered to him for that Purpose.

Lady Mansel & al. Petition for a Bill to sell Sir Tho. Stradling's Estate, referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Barbara Lady Mansel, Widow and Relict of the Right Honourable Bussy Lord Mansel, deceased, Louisa Barbara Mansel, the only Daughter and Issue of the said Bussy Lord Mansel, Sir John De la Fountain Tyrwhit Baronet, Hugh Bowen Gentleman, Brother and Heir of Charles Bowen Gentleman, deceased, and Ann Bowen Widow and Executrix of the said Charles Bowen; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for carrying into Execution an Agreement made between the Petitioners, touching certain Estate in the County of Glamorgan therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to Mr. Justice Clive and Mr. Justice Bathurst; who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

King Present:

His Majesty, being seated on the Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended by His Officers of State (the Lords being 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, they attend Him immediately, in this House."

Who being come, with their Speaker;

He, after a short Introduction in relation to the Money Bills to be passed, delivered them to the Clerk; who brought them to the Table; where the Titles of those and the other Bills ready for the Royal Assent were read, as follow; videlicet,

Bills passed.

"1. An Act for continuing, and granting to His Majesty, certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-five."

"2. An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-five; and for Relief of the Inhabitants of certain Places in the County of Lincoln, in respect of Arrears of the Land Tax."

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 punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

"4. An Act to indemnify Members of Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, who have neglected to take the Oaths of Office, and to stamp their Admissions; and for allowing them further Time for those Purposes."

"5. An Act for Relief of the Out Pensioners of the Royal Hospital at Chelsea."

"6. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the High Bridge in the Town of Ramsey, in the County of Huntingdon, through King's Ripton, to the West End of St. Peter's Lane, in the Parish of Saint John, within the Borough of Huntingdon."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"7. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and Waste Ground, in the Manor and Parish of Great Harborough, in the County of Warwick."

"8. An Act for naturalizing Arnold Mello, John Swiccard Heinzelmann, and James Banal."

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

Soit fait comme il est desiré.

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire; and the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, nonum diem Januarii jam prox. sequen. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.