House of Lords Journal Volume 28
December 1755

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 28: December 1755', Journal of the House of Lords volume 28: 1753-1756 (1767-1830), pp. 437-452. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114395 Date accessed: 02 October 2014.


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December 1755

DIE Mercurii, 3o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Landavens.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Rutland, Senescallus.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Dorset.
March. Lothian.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Morton.
Comes Home.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Weymouth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.

PRAYERS.

Report of presenting the Address concerning the Sufferers at Lisbon.

The Lord Steward acquainted the House, "That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) presented to His Majesty their Lordships Address of Friday last; and that His Majesty was pleased to receive the same very graciously."

L. Vere's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Vere Lord Vere of Hanworth and Mary Lady Vere his Wife, for themselves, and on Behalf of Awbrey Beauclerk their only Son, an Infant; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for Sale of the Capital Messuage, or Mansion-house, at Halstead in the County of Kent, with the Appurtenances, comprized in their Marriage Settlement; and for settling the Manor of Fawnes and other Lands in the County of Middlesex, to the Uses of the said Settlement:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to Mr. Baron Smythe and Mr. Baron Adams; 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.

Woollaston, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Josiah Woollaston Esquire, Uncle and Guardian of Sir Isaac Lawrence Woollaston, and Infant; 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 explaining and amending an Act made in the Twenty-seventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Estates of Sir Isaac Lawrence Woollaston Baronet, an Infant, situate in the Isle of Ely, and Counties of Cambridge, Huntingdon, Lincoln, and Norfolk, in Trustees, to be sold or mortgaged, to raise Money for Payment of his Sisters Portions; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

E. of Lincoln, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Henry Earl of Lincoln and Katherine Countess of Lincoln, on Behalf of themselves and their Three Infant Children; 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 the Sale of several Lands in Bedford Level, the Estate of the Right Honourable Henry Earl of Lincoln, Knight of the most Noble Order of the Garter, and Katherine Countess of Lincoln his Wife; and for purchasing other Lands and Hereditaments, of as great or greater Value, and settling the said Lands so to be purchased to the same Uses as the said Lands to be sold are now settled; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Preston's Pet. referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Jacob Preston an Infant of the Age of Fifteen Years, by Isaac Preston of Beeston St. Lawrence in the County of Norfolk Esquire, his Father and Guardian; and also of the said Isaac Preston, and Thomas Preston of London Merchant; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for Sale of certain Lands and Hereditaments, therein mentioned, in the County of Norfolk, comprized in the Marriage Settlement of William Jermy Esquire, deceased, for Payment of the Sum of Five Thousand Pounds charged thereupon; and for investing the Remainder of the Money in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the same Uses to which the Lands to be sold do now stand settled:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench 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.

Bor against Bor.

The House being moved, "That Friday the 12th Day of this Instant December may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Gerard Bor, a Minor, by William Cooper Esquire his Guardian, is Appellant, and Jacob Bor Esquire and others are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Friday the 12th Day of this Instant December, as desired.

L. Cathcart against Schaw & al. et è contra.

The House being moved, "That Friday the 23d Day of January next may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Charles Lord Cathcart is Appellant, and John Stewart Schaw and Sir Michael Stewart Baronet are Respondents; et è contra:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Friday the 23d Day of January next, as desired.

Pierie to enter into Recognizance for Scott & al.:

The House being moved, "That William Pierie may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Colonel John Scott and John Fullarton, on account of their Appeal depending in this House; they residing in Scotland:"

It is Ordered, That the said William Pierie may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellants, as desired.

Lords to be summoned.

Ordered, That the Lords be summoned, to attend the Service of the House, on Friday next.

Address for former Treaties with Russia and Hesse Cassell.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, "That He will be graciously pleased to order to be laid before this House, Copies of the several Treaties concluded between the Crown of Great Britain and the Landgrave of Hesse Cassel, in the Years 1702, 1740, and 1745; as also a Copy of the Treaty concluded between His Majesty and the Empress of Russia, in the Year 1747."

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

Erskine & al. against Scott.

The Answer of Colonel John Scott of Commiston, to the Appeal of Francis Erskine Esquire and others, was brought in.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 5o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. (fn. 1) Duresm.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Landavens.
Dux Cumberland.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Granville, Præses.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Dorset.
March. Lothian.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Essex.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Morton.
Comes Home.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Portsmouth.
Comes Gower.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Talbot.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Ravensworth.

PRAYERS.

Lucas against Byrne & al.

The Answer of Henry Byrne, Francis Lucas, and Charles Lucas, Minors, by Richard Mullegan their Guardian, to the revived Appeal of Alice Lucas Widow, and Elizabeth Lucas a Minor, her Daughter, was brought in:

Bor against Bor.

As was also, the Answer of Mary Bor Widow and Administratrix of Gerard Bor, to the amended Appeal of Gerard Bor a Minor, by William Cooper Esquire his Guardian.

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 Fiftysix;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

The King's Answer to Address for Treaties.

The Lord Chamberlain acquainted the House, "That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) presented to His Majesty the Address of this House, of the Third Instant, for Copies of the several Treaties therein mentioned; and that His Majesty was pleased to say, "He would give Directions that the same be laid before the House accordingly."

Woollaston's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending an Act made in the Twenty-seventh Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for vesting certain Estates of Sir Isaac Lawrence Woollaston Baronet, an Infant, situate in the Isle of Ely; and Counties of Cambridge, Huntingdon, Lincoln, and Norfolk, in Trustees, to be sold or mortgaged, to raise Money for Payment of his Sisters Portions; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Chamberlain.
D. Argyll.
D. Portland.
D. Dorset.
M. Lothian.
M. Rockingham.
E. Warwick.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Rochford.
E. Coventry.
E. Jersey.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Pomfret.
E. Gower.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Powis.
E. Temple.
E. Darlington.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Weymouth.
V. Stormont.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. B. Oxford.
L. B. Ely.
L. B. Bath & Wells.
L. B. St. Asaph.
L. B. Chester.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. B. Landaff.
L. Delawarr.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Strange.
L. Berkeley Str.
L. Cathcart.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Ducie.
L. Raymond.
L. Talbot.
L. Edgecumbe.
L. Sandys.
L. Bruce.
L. Ravensworth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday the 22d Day of this Instant December, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

E. of Lincoln's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Sale of several Lands in Bedford Level, the Estate of the Right Honourable Henry Earl of Lincoln Knight of the most Noble Order of the Garter and Katherine Countess of Lincoln his Wife; and for purchasing other Lands and Hereditaments, of as great or greater Value, and settling the said Lands so to be purchased to the same Uses as the said Lands to be sold are now settled; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

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

Treaties with Russia and Hesse Cassell delivered.

The Earl of Holdernesse (by His Majesty's Command) presented to the House, pursuant to their Lordships Address of Wednesday last,

"Copy of a Convention between His Majesty the King of Great Britain and The States General of the United Provinces on the one Part, and the Landgrave of Hesse Cassell on the other Part, in 1702;" and Translation.

"Copy of the Treaty between His Majesty and the King of Sweeden as Landgrave of Hesse Cassell, signed at Westminster, May 9th, 1740;" and Translation.

"Copy of the Treaty between His Majesty and the King of Sweeden as Landgrave of Hesse Cassell; signed at Hanover, June 5/16th, 1745;" and Translation.

"Copy of a Convention between His Majesty and the Empress of Russia, signed at Petersburg, June the 12th, 1747;" and Translation.

"Copy of the Convention between His Majesty and The States General on the one Part, and the Empress of Russia on the other Part; signed at Petersburgh, November 19th, 1747;" and Translation.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the said Copies do lie on the Table.

Mynors, Leave for a Bill to take the Name of Gouge:

Upon reading the Petition of Robert Gouge, late Robert Mynors, of Treago in the County of Hereford, Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to enable him and his Heirs Male to take the Surname of Gouge, pursuant to the Will of Nicholas Gouge, deceased:

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 to enable Robert Mynors Esquire and his First and other Sons, and their Heirs Male, to take and use the Surname of Gouge, in Pursuance of the Will of Nicholas Gouge, deceased."

And the same was read the First Time.

Address for Letters, Memorials, &c. relating to the Encroachments of the French in America.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, "That He will be graciously pleased to give Directions, that there be laid before this House, Copies of all Letters, Representations, and Memorials, which have passed between His Majesty's Ministers and those of France, from the Time of the Treaty of Aix la Chapelle, in relation to Encroachments committed by the French in North America; and also Extracts of all Letters between any of His Majesty's Ministers in France and either of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, relating to such Encroachments; and Copies of all Memorials and Representations made by the Board of Trade to His Majesty, or either of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, relating to such Encroachments, from the same Period of Time."

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 8o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Landavens.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Portland.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Morton.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Temple.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.

PRAYERS.

E. Brooke takes the Oaths.

Francis Earl Brooke 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, Accompts of Trustees 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:

"1755.

"Copies of the several Orders and Proceedings of the Commissioners and Trustees; and also the Accompt of the Receipts and Disbursements of George Pattinson, deceased, late Treasurer, and of George Blamire the now Treasurer to and for the said Commissioners and Trustees nominated and appointed for putting in Execution an Act passed in the 24th Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for laying out, making, and keeping in Repair, a Road proper for the Passage of Troops and Carriages 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."

"The Eleventh Accompt of the Receipts and Disbursements of John Tweeddell Gentleman, Clerk and Treasurer to and for the Commissioners and Trustees nominated and appointed for putting in Execution an Act passed in the 24th Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for laying out, making, and keeping in Repair, a Road proper for the Passage of Troops and Carriages, from the City of Carlisle to the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne," so far as the same relates to or concerns that Part of the said Road which lies in the County of Northumberland."

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

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-six."

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.

Bor against Bar & al.

A Petition of Gerard Bor a Minor, by William Cooper Esquire, his Guardian, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, which stands for hearing on Friday next, was presented, and read; praying, "In regard the Petitioner cannot be ready by that Day to lay his Case properly before their Lordships, and that no Prejudice can happen to the Respondents by a short Delay, that the said Hearing may be put off till after Christmas."

And thereupon the Agents on both Sides were called in, and heard at the Bar.

And the Agent for the Respondents consenting to the putting off the said Hearing:

They were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off till Friday the 16th Day of January next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 9o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Landavens.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Dorset.
March. Lothian.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Morton.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Sir Alex. Ross & al. against Lockhart.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Sir Alexander Ross of Balnagowan Baronet, an Infant, and of Dame Jane Sinclair Widow of Sir Charles Gilmour of Craigmiller Baronet, Andrew Mitchell of Thainston Esquire, and Adam Ingles Younger of Cramond Esquire, his Curators or Guardians; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 26th of November 1755, made on the Behalf of Lieutenant Colonel James Lockhart; and praying, "That the same may be reversed; and that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the said James Lockhart may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 6th Day of January next; and Service of this Order upon his Procurators or Agent shall be deemed good Service.

Palmers, Leave to appeal, though out of Time.

A Petition of Roger Palmer the Elder and Roger Palmer the Younger, was presented, and read; setting forth, "That the Petitioners, being advised to appeal from a Decree made by the Court of Chancery in Ireland in March last, did, shortly before the present Session of Parliament, send from Ireland the necessary Papers and Instructions, in order to the presenting such Appeal; but, by contrary Winds and Accidents, the said Papers did not arrive in London till the Time limited by the Standing Order of this House for receiving Appeals was expired; and therefore praying Leave to present the said Appeal, notwithstanding the Time so limited is expired."

And thereupon the Petitioners Agent was called in, and heard at the Bar.

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to present their said Appeal, as desired.

Malt Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on 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-six."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

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-six; and for the Relief of the Inhabitants of the City and County of the City of Lincoln, in respect of Arrears of the Land Tax;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 10o Decembris.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Glocestriens.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Landavens.
Dux Cumberland.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Granville, Præses.
Dux Marlborough, C. P. S.
Dux Rutland, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Dorset.
March. Lothian.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Morton.
Comes Home.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Orford.
Comes Portsmouth.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Gower.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Talbot.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Archer.

PRAYERS.

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 Fiftysix."

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. Montague:

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

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-six; and for the Relief of the Inhabitants of the City and County of the City 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 Bill, on Friday next.

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 Duke of Cumberland, in his Robes, being seated in his Place, on His Majesty's Left Hand, the Lords being also in their Robes) commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod 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 Malt Bill to be passed, delivered the said Bill to the Clerk, who brought it to the Table, where the Clerk of the Crown read the Title thereof, as follows:

Malt Bill passed.

"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-six."

To this Bill the Royal Assent was pronounced, in these Words; (videlicet,)

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

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire.

And the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Lords take the Oaths.

James Earl of Findlater and Seafield, Edward Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer, John Lord St. John of Bletsoe, and Fulwar Lord Craven, took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

King's Answer to Address for Copies of Letters, Memorials, &c. from America.

The Lord Chamberlain acquainted the House, "That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) presented to His Majesty the Address of this House, of the 5th Instant, for Copies of the Letters, Memorials, and Representations, therein mentioned; and that His Majesty was pleased to say, He would give Directions that the same be laid before the House accordingly."

Treaties considered:

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Copies of the Treaties laid before the House, by His Majesty's Command, on Wednesday the 26th of November last.

And the said Treaties being read by the Clerk:

It was moved,

Motion for a Vote of Censure, relative to the Treaties with Russia and Hesse Cassel:

"To resolve, That it is the Opinion of this House, That the Two Subsidiary Treaties lately concluded with the Empress of Russia and the Landgrave of Hesse Cassell respectively tend to involve this Nation in an expensive and ruinous War upon the Continent, to consume our Strength and Treasure, and to divert us from the Exertion of our utmost Efforts for the Defence of these Kingdoms, threatened with Invasion, and for the Recovery and Protection of our Possessions in America, encroached upon, and actually invaded, by the Arms of France."

Which being objected to;

After long Debate thereupon:

The Question was put, upon the said Motion.

It was resolved in the Negative.

Protest against rejecting it.

"Dissentient.

"1st, Because, though it was urged in the Debate on this Motion, that the Subsidiary Treaty with the Empress of Russia had a pacifick Intention, I apprehend, its Operation may prove fatally the Reverse of so prudential a View; the Clauses it contains, of Free Quarter and Prædatory Devastation, rather denouncing Hostility, than speaking the equitable and conciliating Language of Peace.

"2dly, Because, in the late War, the Troops of the Landgrave of Hesse, levied at the Expense of this Nation, and duly paid their stipendiary Hire, in violation of Fæderal Faith, engaged themselves in the Service of the Emperor Charles the Seventh, then in Arms against the Cause maintained by the British Standard.

"3dly, Because an Event may happen, which may make the Protestant Succession in these Kingdoms not the Object of the Wishes, or considered as the Interest, of a Landgrave of Hesse.

"4thly, Because I am convinced, that a proper Exertion of our Strength on the American Continent, and a steady Pursuit of the vigorous and laudable Conduct of our Naval Force, will enable us to dictate Terms of Peace to the Court of Versailles; and as firmly believe that a War on the European Continent must soon reduce us to implore them.

"Talbot."

Then it was Resolved,

Resolution that the Treaties are prudent and seasonalbe Measures.

"That it appears to this House, that the Treaty entered into between His Majesty and the Empress of Russia, signed at St. Petersburg, September 19/30th, 1755, and also the Treaty entered into between His Majesty and the Landgrave of Hesse Cassell, signed at Hanover, June 18th, 1755, are prudent and seasonable Measures in the present Conjuncture of Affairs, and highly conducing to the Support of the true Interests of His Majesty and His Kingdoms."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 12o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Landavens.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset.
March. Lothian.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Morton.
Comes Home.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Temple.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Talbot.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.

PRAYERS.

Palmers against Jackson.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Roger Palmer the Elder, and Roger Palmer the Younger, Esquires; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 11th Day of March 1755, made in a Cause wherein George Jackson was Plaintiff, and the Appellants and Charles Lord Archbishop of Dublin, Charity Blake, Catharine Jackson, and others, were Defendants; and praying, "That the said Decree may be reversed; or that this House will be pleased to grant the Appellants such Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that the said George Jackson the Plaintiff, and the said Defendants Charles Lord Archbishop of Dublin, Charity Blake, and Catharine Jackson, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said George Jackson, Charles Lord Archbishop of Dublin, Charity Blake, and Catharine Jackson, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the 16th Day of January next.

Grierson against Smith.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of James Grierson Merchant in Brechin; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 6th of March 1755; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session of the 28th of November 1755; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or amended; and that the Two Interlocutors of the Commissaries of Edinburgh, of the 23d of August 1753, and the 14th of January 1755, and also an Inter locutor of the said Lords of Session, of the 27th of June 1755, may be affirmed; and such other Relief given the Appellant as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom and Justice shall seem meet; and that Christian Smith and Christian her Daughter may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Christian Smith and Christian her Daughter may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the 9th Day of January next; and Service of this Order upon any One of their Counsel or Agents in the Court below shall be deemed good Service.

Mynors to take the Name of Gouge, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Robert Mynors Esquire and his First and other Sons, and their Heirs Male, to take and use the Surname of Gouge, in Pursuance of the Will of Nicholas Gouge, deceased."

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

M. Lothian.
E. Lincoln.
E. Exeter.
E. Warwick.
E. Thanet.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Holdernesse.
E. Morton.
E. Findlater.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Halifax.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Pomfret.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Powis.
E. Northumberland.
E. Temple.
E. Darlington.
Viscount Say & Sele.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Cathcart.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Raymond.
L. Talbot.
L. Edgecumbe.
L. Sandys.
L. Bruce.

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

Respondents peremptorily to answer the Appeal of the Countess of Kildare & al.

The House was informed, "That some of the Respondents to the Appeal of Mary Countess of Kildare and others had not put in their Answer to the said Appeal though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose."

And thereupon an Affidavit of Robert Maddock of the City of Dublin, of the due Service of the said Order, being read:

Ordered, That such of the said Respondents as have not put in their Answers to the said Appeal, do put in their Answers thereto peremptorily in a Week.

Lucas against Byrne & al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Alice Lucas Widow, and Elizabeth Lucas a Minor her Daughter, are Appellants, and Henry Byrne and others Respondents:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

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-six; and for the Relief of the Inhabitants of the City and County of the City 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 said Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 16o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Glocestriens.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Landavens.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Bath.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Darlington.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.

PRAYERS.

Petition of Gough & al. for a Bill to sell Portrey's Estate, referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of William Gough of Willsbury in the County of Gloucester Gentleman, and of Richard Gough his Eldest Son now called Richard Gough Awbrey, James Gough, William Gough, and John Gough, his Younger Sons by Catherine Gough his late Wife deceased (who was Daughter of Christopher Portrey late of Yniskedwin in the County of Brecon, deceased, and Sister of Richard Portrey the Eldest Son and Heir, and also Sister of Christopher Portrey and John Portrey the Younger Sons of the said Christopher Portrey her Father, all since deceased) and of William Lucas and Elizabeth Lucas his Wife, only Daughter of the said William Gough by the said Catherine Gough his Wife; and also of Matthew Pryce Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for Sale or Mortgage of a competent Part of certain Estates, in the Counties of Brecon, Glamorgan, and Carmarthen, devised by the Will of Richard Portrey Esquire, deceased, for discharging of Debts and Encumbrances:

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.

Shoreditch and Hackney Road former Acts, explaining, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir William Beauchamp Proctor and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending Two Acts of Parliament, one made in the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign (for repairing the Road from Shoreditch Church, through Hackney, to Stanford Hill, and cross Cambridge Heath, over Bethnall Green, to the Turnpike at Mile End, in the County of Middlesex); and the other made in the Twenty-sixth Year of His Majesty's Reign (for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by the said former Act); and for empowering the Trustees to erect and maintain Lamps and keep a Guard upon the said Roads, in the Night-time;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Pedersen's Nat. Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by Sir William Beauchamp Proctor and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Jens Pedersen;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

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-six; and for the Relief of the Inhabitants of the City and County of the City 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.

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

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

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

Astley to enter into a Recognizance for Sir Alex. Ross.

The House being moved, "That Edward Astley of London Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Sir Alexander Ross Baronet, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he residing in Scotland:"

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

Forbes & al. against Lord Forbes.

The House being moved, "That Monday the 19th Day of January next may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Jane Maria Forbes and others are Appellants, and James Lord Forbes is Respondent:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Monday the 19th Day of January next, as desired.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 17o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Landavens.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset.
March. Lothian.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Buckingham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Temple.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Bp. Landaff to preach the 30th Inst.

Ordered, That the Lord Bishop of Landaff be, and he is hereby, desired to preach before this House, in the Abbey Church, Westminster, on Friday the 30th Day of January next.

Shoreditch and Hackney Road, former Acts explaining, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending Two Acts of Parliament, one made in the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign (for repairing the Road from Shoreditch Church, through Hackney, to Stanford Hill, and cross Cambridge Heath, over Bethnall Green, to the Turnpike at Mile End, in the County of Middlesex); and the other made in the Twenty-sixth Year of His Majesty's Reign (for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by the said former Act); and for empowering the Trustees to erect and maintain Lamps, and keep a Guard, upon the said Roads, in the Nighttime."

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

D. Dorset.
M. Lothian.
E. Warwick.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Holdernesse.
E. Coventry.
E. Findlater.
E. Marchmont.
E. Hyndford.
E. Buckingham.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Northumberland.
E. Temple.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
L. Abp. Cant.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Strange.
L. Cathcart.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Edgecumbe.
L. Sandys.

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

Pedersen's Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Jens Pedersen."

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

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

Dundas against D. Dowager of Gordon.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Robert Dundas of Arniston Esquire, His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, on Behalf of His Majesty; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 5th Day of this Instant December, made on the Behalf of Henrietta Dutchess Dowager of Gordon; and praying, "That the same may be reversed or varied; or that the Appellant, on Behalf of His Majesty, may have such other Relief as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom and Justice shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the said Henrietta Dutchess Dowager of Gordon may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in her Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 14th Day of January next; and Service of this Order upon any of her Counsel or Agents in the Court below shall be deemed good Service.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 19o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Glocestriens.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Landavens.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Home.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Bath.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Hertford.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.

PRAYERS.

Countess of Kildare against Burton & al.

The joint and several Answer of Robert Burton Esquire, Sir Charles Burton Knight, and Rachael Burton Widow, to the Appeal of Mary Countess of Kildare and others:

Also, the joint and several Answer of Benjamin Burton Esquire, Francis Bindon, and John Hardy, to the same Appeal:

Lucas against Byrne, Mullegan, & al.

And also, the Answer of Richard Mullegan to the revived Appeal of Alice Lucas Widow, and only acting Executrix of William Lucas Esquire deceased, and Elizabeth Lucas her Daughter;

Were this Day brought in.

Mynors to take the Name of Gouge, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Robert Mynors Esquire and his First and other Sons, and their Heirs Male, to take and use the Surname of Gouge, in Pursuance of the Will of Nicholas Gouge deceased," 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.

Shoreditch and Hackney Road, former Acts explaining, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending Two Acts of Parliament, One made in the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign (for repairing the Road from Shoreditch Church, through Hackney, to Stanford Hill, and cross Cambridge Heath, over Bethnal Green, to the Turnpike at Mile End, in the County of Middlesex); and the other made in the Twenty-sixth Year of His Majesty's Reign (for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by the said former Act); and for empowering the Trustees to erect and maintain Lamps, and keep a Guard, upon the said Roads, in the Night-time," 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."

Newington Church-yard, to enlarge, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Cemetery, or Church-yard, of the Parish of Saint Mary, Newington Butts, in the County of Surry;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return Fatio's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John David Fatio;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Stemann & al. Nat. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Anthony Henry Stemann, Peter Otte, Godfrey Molling, and Christian Meyer;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Glover, Leave for a Bill to dissolve his Marriage:

Upon reading the Petition of Richard Glover of London Merchant; praying Leave to bring in a Bill to dissolve his Marriage with Hannah Nunn, his now Wife; 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.

Whereupon the Lord Willoughby of Parham presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Richard Glover with Hannah Nunn 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 Tuesday the 3d Day of February next; and Notice thereof affixed on the Doors of this House; and the Lords to be summoned; and that the said Richard Glover 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 Hannah Nunn 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 the same Time.

Mutiny Bill:

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Barrington 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.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Countess of Kildare & al. Papers to be produced.

A Petition of Mary Countess of Kildare and others, Creditors of the Four several Banks lately kept in Dublin, by Samuel Burton, Benjamin Burton, Daniel Falkiner, and Francis Harrison, in successive Partnerships, whose several Estates were, after their Failure, vested by Act of Parliament in Trustees, for Relief of their Creditors, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, wherein Robert Burton Esquire and others and the said Trustees are Respondents, was presented, and read; praying, "That the Respondents the said Trustees may cause to be given to the Petitioners, or their Agents, at the Petitioners Expense, Copies of such Parts of the original Books of the Proceedings of the said Trustees, and of the Original Papers and Exhibits in their Custody, which were read, on the Part of the Petitioners, at the Hearing of the Cause in the Court of Chancery in Ireland, as the Petitioners shall require; and that such Copies, and also such other Copies of the Proceedings, Exhibits, and Papers aforesaid, of which the Petitioners are already possessed, may be examined with the Originals, and be attested and signed by Thomas Le Hunt Esquire, or Mr. Robert Throp, the Register or acting Register to the said Trustees, for the Time being; and that the same, being so examined, attested, and signed, may be read, on hearing the Petitioners Appeal, in the same Manner as if the Originals were produced; saving all just Exceptions in every other respect, except only as to the reading the said attested Copies instead of the Originals."

And thereupon the Agents on both Sides were called in, and heard at the Bar.

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the said Trustees do cause to be given to the Petitioners, or their Agents, at the Petitioners Expense, Copies of such Parts of the Original Books of their Proceedings, and of the Original Papers and Exhibits in their Custody, which were read, on the Part of the Petitioners, at the Hearing of the Cause in the Court of Chancery in Ireland, as the Petitioners shall require; and that such Copies, and also such other Copies of the Proceedings, Exhibits, and Papers aforesaid, of which the Petitioners are already possessed, be examined with the Originals, and attested and signed by the said Thomas Le Hunt, or Robert Throp; and that the same, being so examined, attested, and signed, may be read as Evidence, on hearing the Petitioners Appeal in this House, in the same Manner as if the Originals were produced; saving all just Exceptions in every other respect, except only as to the Reading the said attested Copies instead of the Originals; and Service of this Order on the said Thomas Le Hunt or Robert Throp shall be deemed good Service on the said Trustees.

Urquhart to enter into a Recognizance for Grierson.

The House being moved, "That George Urquhart may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for James Grierson, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he residing in Scotland:"

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Sabbati, 20o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Landavens.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset.
March. Lothian.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Egremont.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Pedersen's Nat. Bill.

The Earl of Findlater reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Jens Pedersen," 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."

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, on Monday next.

Shoreditch and Hackney Road, former Acts explaining, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending Two Acts of Parliament, One made in the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign (for repairing the Road from Shoreditch Church, through Hackney, to Stanford Hill, and cross Cambridge Heath, over Bethnal Green, to the Turnpike at Mile End, in the County of Middlesex); and the other made in the Twenty-sixth Year of His Majesty's Reign (for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by the said former Act); and for empowering the Trustees to erect and maintain Lamps, and keep a Guard, upon the said Roads, in the Nighttime."

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. Waple and Mr. Holford:

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

Newington Church-yard, to enlarge, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Cemetery, or Church-yard, of the Parish of Saint Mary, Newington Butts, in the County of Surry."

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

D. Dorset.
M. Lothian.
E. Warwick.
E. Findlater.
E. Marchmont.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Egremont.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Sandys.

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.

Mynors to take the Name of Gouge, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Robert Mynors Esquire, and his First and other Sons, and their Heirs Male, to take and use the Surname of Gouge, in Pursuance of the Will of Nicholas Gouge deceased."

The Question being 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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 22o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Landavens.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Home.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Orford.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northumberland.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Pedersen's Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Jens Pedersen."

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. Waple and Mr. Holford:

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

Woollaston's Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending an Act made in the Twentyseventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Estates of Sir Isaac Lawrence Woollaston Baronet, an Infant, situate in the Isle of Ely, and Counties of Cambridge, Huntingdon, Lincoln, and Norfolk, in Trustees, to be sold or mortgaged, to raise Money for Payment of his Sisters Portions; and for other 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 Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto."

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

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

Countess of Kildare & al. against Button & al. Orders for Papers for the Respondents:

A Petition of Robert Burton, Sir Charles Burton Knight, and Rachel Burton Widow, Respondents to the Appeal of Mary Countess of Kildare and others, was presented, and read; praying, "That the Trustees, in whom the Estates of the Four Banks lately kept in Dublin are vested by Act of Parliament, may be ordered to cause to be given to the Petitioners, or their Agents, at the Petitioners Expense, Copies of such Parts of the Original Books of Proceedings of the said Trustees, and of the Original Papers and Exhibits in their Custody, which were read on the Part of the Petitioners on the several Hearings in the Court of Chancery in Ireland; and that such Copies be examined with the Originals, and be attested and signed by Thomas Le Hunt Esquire, or Mr. Robert Throp, the Register or acting Register of the said Trustees for the Time being; and, being so examined, attested, and signed, may be read as Evidence, on the Hearing of this Appeal, in this House, in the same Manner as if the Originals were produced; saving all just Exceptions in every other respect, except only as to the reading the said Copies instead of the Originals."

And thereupon the Agents on both Sides were called in, and heard at the Bar.

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the said Trustees do cause to be given to the Petitioners, or their Agents, at the Petitioners Expense, Copies of such Parts of the Original Books of their Proceedings, and of the Original Papers and Exhibits in their Custody, which were read on the Part of the Petitioners, on the several Hearings of the Cause in the Court of Chancery in Ireland; and that such Copies be examined with the Originals, and attested and signed by the said Thomas Le Hunt, or Robert Throp; and that the same, being so examined, attested, and signed, may be read as Evidence, on hearing the Petitioners Appeal in this House, in the same Manner as if the Originals were produced; saving all just Exceptions in every other respect, except only as to the reading the said attested Copies instead of the Originals; and Service of this Order on the said Thomas Le Hunt, or Robert Throp, shall be deemed good Service on the said Trustees.

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 said Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 23o Decembris.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Landavens.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Kingston.
Dux Manchester.
March. Lothian.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Home.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumberland.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Anson.

PRAYERS.

Newington Church-yard to enlarge, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Cemetery, or Church-yard, of the Parish of Saint Mary, Newington Butts, in the County of Surry," 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."

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.

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

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

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

Woollaston's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending an Act made in the Twentyseventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for vesting certain Estates of Sir Isaac Lawrence Woollaston Baronet, and Infant, situate in the Isle of Ely, and Counties of Cambridge, Huntingdon, Lincoln, and Norfolk, in Trustees, to be sold or mortgaged, to raise Money for Payment of his Sisters Portions; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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 same Messengers:

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

Newington Church-yard to enlarge, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Cemetery, or Church-yard, of the Parish of Saint Mary, Newington Butts, in the County of Surry."

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 same Messengers:

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

Causes removed.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland is Appellant, and the Duke of Gordon and others are Respondents, which stands appointed to be heard on Wednesday the 14th Day of January next, be put off to that Day Sevennight; and that the Cause wherein Gerard Bor, a Minor, by William Cooper Esquire his Guardian, is Appellant, and Jacob Bor and others are Respondents, which stands for hearing on Friday the 16th of January, be put off to Monday the 19th, and the other Causes removed in Course.

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), commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod 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 Land Tax Bill, delivered it to the Clerk; who brought it to the Table, where the Clerk of the Crown read the Title of that and the other Bills to be passed, as follow; videlicet,

Bills passed.

"1. 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-six; and for the Relief of the Inhabitants of the City and County of the City of Lincoln, in respect of Arrears of the Land Tax."

To this Bill the Royal Assent was pronounced, in these Words; videlicet,

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

"2. An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

"3. An Act for explaining and amending Two Acts of Parliament; one, made in the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign (for repairing the Road from Shoreditch Church, through Hackney, to Stanford Hill, and cross Cambridge Heath, over Bethnal Green, to the Turnpike at Mile End, in the County of Middlesex); and the other, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of His Majesty's Reign (for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by the said former Act); and for empowering the Trustees to erect and maintain Lamps, and keep a Guard, upon the said Roads, in the Night-time."

"4. An Act for enlarging the Cemetery, or Churchyard, of the Parish of Saint Mary, Newington Butts, in the County of Surry."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"5. An Act for naturalizing John David Fatio."

"6. An Act for naturalizing Jens Pedersen."

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.

Respondents peremptorily to answer Appeal of Gillies et. al.

The House was informed, "That Allan Wauch and others, Respondents to the Appeal of Henry Gillies and others, had not put in their Answer thereunto, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose."

And thereupon an Affidavit of Andrew Bucknay Writer in Edinburgh, of the due Service of the said Order, being read:

Ordered, That the said Respondents do put in their Answer to the said Appeal, peremptorily, in a Week.

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

1 Origin. Durensm.