House of Lords Journal Volume 28
March 1756, 1-10

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 28: March 1756, 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 28: 1753-1756 (1767-1830), pp. 502-519. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114400 Date accessed: 01 October 2014.


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March 1756, 1-10

DIE Lunæ, 1o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Landaven.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Bath.
Comes Powis.
Comes Temple.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.

PRAYERS.

Warthill Common, Bill.

The Lord Viscount Fauconberg reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the undivided Parts of the several Common Fields in the Township of Warthill, in the County of York; and for giving Compensations to the Rector of Holtby in the same County, and the Vicar of Warthill aforesaid, in Lieu of Tithes and certain Ecclesiastical Dues," was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned have 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."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Broadhead's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Theodore Henry Broadhead, an Infant, to make Leases of the Estates given and devised to him by the Will of his Uncle Henry Broadhead Esquire, deceased."

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. Burroughs and Mr. Harris:

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

Exeter Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for amending several Roads leading from the City of Exeter."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Willoughby Hedge to Milbourn Port Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act so repairing and widening the Road from the Eighteen Mile Stone beyond Willoughby Hedge, through the Town of Mere, in the County of Wilts, and through Wincanton to Charlton Houthorn, and from thence to Milborn Port, and from Willoughby Hedge aforesaid to the West End of Long Lane in Kilmington, and from Wincanton aforesaid to the Sherborn Turnpike Cross Gate on Cattle Hill, and from Wincanton to Sparkford, in the County of Somerset."

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 Two preceding Bills.

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

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

Quarantine Act, to repeal a Clause in, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal a Clause in an Act made in the Twentysixth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to oblige Ships more effectually to perform their Quarantine; and for the better preventing the Plague being brought from Foreign Parts into Great Britain or Ireland, or the Isles of Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, Sark, or Man," whereby the stationing of Ships infected with the Plague to the Northward of Cape Finisterre is confined to the Harbour of New Grimsby, and removeable to no other Place; and for appointing a more safe and commodious Place instead thereof."

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.

Ellenfoot Harbour, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Twenty-second Year of His present Majesty, for repairing, enlarging, and preserving, the Harbour of Ellenfoot, in the County of Cumberland."

D. of Marlborough, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of His Grace the Duke of Marlborough; 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 providing a Maintenance for the Marquis of Blandford, during the Life of his Father the Duke of Marlborough; and for re-building the said Duke's House at Langley, in the County of Bucks; and for purchasing in and making void divers Leases granted by the said Duke, in Trust for his Younger Children; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Ld. Vere, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Vere Lord Vere; 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 the Capital Messuage of Halsted, and divers Lands in Kent, Part of the settled Estate of Vere Lord Vere, in Trustees, to be conveyed to Robert Bagshaw Esquire, the Purchaser thereof, pursuant to Articles; and for settling another Estate, in the County of Middlesex, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof."

Annuities and Lottery, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty the Sum of Two Millions, to be raised by Way of Annuities and a Lottery, and charged on the Sinking Fund, redeemable by Parliament; and for extending to Ireland the Laws made in this Kingdom against private and unlawful Lotteries;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Bristol Nightly Watch, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for establishing, maintaining, and wellgoverning, a Nightly Watch within the City of Bristol."

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

D. Somerset.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
E. Warwick.
E. Carlisle.
E. Findlater.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Pomfret.
E. Bath.
E. Powis.
E. Temple.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Darlington.
V. Fauconberg.
V. Stormont.
V. Folkestone.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Winchester.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Delawarr.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Clifton.
L. Ward.
L. Cathcart.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Raymond.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.

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.

Pucklechurch Road, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and keeping in repair the Roads leading from Mead Brook, which divides the Parishes of Pucklechurch and Mangotsfield in the County of Gloucester, to Christian Malford Bridge in the County of Wilts, and also from Pucklechurch aforesaid, to certain Coal Mines in the said Parish."

Derby Gaol, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for re-building the common Gaol for the County of Derby, upon a Place called Nun's Green, in the Liberty of the Town of Derby; and for appointing a proper Place for the safe Custody of Prisoners till such new Gaol shall be compleated; and to empower the Justices of the Peace for the said County to pay the Rent reserved to the Corporation for the said Ground, out of the County Rates."

Poole Road, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading from a Gate called Poole Gate, in the Town and County of Poole."

Bonnet's Nat. Bill.

Peter Bonnet took the Oaths appointed, in order to his Naturalization.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Peter Bonnet."

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 Wednesday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Bollan, Agent for the Massachussets Bay, Petition to be heard against the Bill for Foreign Protestants to rank as Officers in America, rejected.

A Petition of William Bollan Esquire, Agent for His Majesty's Province of The Massachussets Bay in New England, was presented, and read; taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, to enable His Majesty to grant Commissions to a certain Number of Foreign Protestants, who have served Abroad as Officers or Engineers, to act and rank as Officers or Engineers in America only, under certain Restrictions and Qualifications; and praying, "In Behalf of His Majesty's said Province of The Massachussets Bay, that he may be at Liberty to be heard, by himself or Counsel, against the said Bill; and that the same may not pass into a Law."

And it being moved, "That the said Petition be rejected:"

After Debate;

The Question was put, "Whether the said Petition shall be rejected?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Accordingly,

Ordered, That the said Petition be rejected.

Gough Awbrey & al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of William Gough Esquire and Richard Gough Awbrey his Eldest Son, and others; 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 the Estates of Richard Gough Awbrey Esquire, in the Counties of Brecon, Glamorgan, and Carmarthen, in Trustees, to raise Money, to discharge several Encumbrances affecting the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Earle and Francke, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of William Earle Esquire and Thomas Francke and others; 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 the Estates of Evelyn Charles Francke and Edward Franke Esquires, in the County of Lancaster, in Trustees, to be sold; for discharging a Mortgage affecting the same; and for laying out the Surplus of the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled pursuant to the Wills of the said Evelyn Charles Franke and Edward Francke respectively."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 2o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Landaven.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Granville, Præses.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Rutland, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Morton.
Comes Home.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bath.
Comes Portsmouth.
Comes Buckingham.
Comes Powis.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Folkestone.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley Strat.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.

PRAYERS.

Bristol Nightly Watch, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for establishing, maintaining, and well-governing, a Nightly Watch within the City of Bristol," 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."

Tewkesbury and other Roads, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the several Roads from the Town of Tewkesbury to Coscomb Gate, and from Isabel's Elm to the Top of Gotherington-hill, in the County of Gloucester; and from Tewkesbury to a Farm House called The Old Blue Bell, and to the Direction Post in the Parish of Ripple, and to Simmond's Ford Brook, and from Breedon to Eckington Bridge, in the County of Worcester; and from Tewkesbury to Wainloads Bridge, and to the Road opposite to Elstone Church, and from the Market-house in Cheltenham to the Turnpike Road from Burford to Gloucester, near a Tree called Pewsdon Ash, in the said County of Gloucester," 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."

Brewton Road, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Com mittees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading from and near the Town of Brewton, in the County of Somerset," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Bedford Level Fund, for Payment of their Bonds, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing a Fund for the Payment of the Bonds of the Governor, Bailiffs, and Commonalty, of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level of The Fens, called Bedford Level; and for exchanging the present Bonds of the said Corporation for other Bonds, payable out of the Revenues of the Middle and South Levels, Part of the Great Level; and for enabling the said Corporation to borrow further Sums, for the Use of the said Great Level;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

D. of Marlborough's Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for providing a Maintenance for the Marquis of Blandford, during the Life of his Father the Duke of Marlborough; and for re-building the said Duke's House at Langley, in the County of Bucks; and for purchasing in and making void divers Leases granted by the said Duke in Trust for his Younger Children; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

L. President.
L. Privy Seal.
L. Steward.
L. Chamberlain.
D. Somerset.
D. Beaufort.
D. Argyll.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
E. Lincoln.
E. Warwick.
E. Peterborow.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Morton.
E. Home.
E. Findlater.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Hyndford.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Pomfret.
E. Effingham.
E. Bath.
E. Hertford.
E. Guilford.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Darlington.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Folkestone.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Abergavenny.
L. Delawarr.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Strange.
L. Ward.
L. Berkeley Str.
L. Cathcart.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Raymond.
L. Ilchester.
L. Sandys.
L. Anson.
L. Ravensworth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Wednesday the 17th Day of this Instant March, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Motion to shorten the Time of the Committee meeting on it.

And it being moved, "That the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee to whom the last mentioned Bill is committed may meet on an earlier Day, in regard the Session is far advanced:"

Ordered, That the said Motion be taken into Consideration on Thursday next; and the Lords to be summoned.

St. Mary le Bone Nightly Watch, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating the Nightly Watch and Beadles, and cleansing, enlightening, and paving, the Streets, Squares, Lanes, and other Passages, and repairing the Highways and Causeways, and regulating the Poor, within the Parish of St. Mary le Bone, in the County of Middlesex," 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."

Katherine Hall, Cambridge, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Master and Fellows of Katherine Hall, in the University of Cambridge, to purchase, settle, and dispose of, Tenements and Grounds, for the making and erecting an additional Building to their College or Hall, for the Reception and Maintenance of Six Fellows and Ten Scholars, founded by the Will of Mary Ramsden, deceased; and for empowering any Corporations within the said University to sell and convey other Lands and Tenements for that and 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.

Warthill Common, Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the undivided Parts of the several Common Fields in the Township of Warthill, in the County of York; and for giving Compensations to the Rector of Holtby in the same County, and the Vicar of Warthill aforesaid, in Lieu of Tithes and certain Ecclesiastical Dues."

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. Burroughs and Mr. Harris:

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

Ellenfoot Harbour, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Twenty-second Year of His present Majesty, for repairing, enlarging, and preserving, the Harbour of Ellenfoot, in the County of Cumberland."

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 Thursday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Gregor, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Jane Gregor and others; 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 to empower Sir John Molesworth Baronet and Joseph Moyle Esquire, Two of the surviving Trustees in an Indenture dated the Twenty-fifth Day of December One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-three, to raise the several Sums in the said Indenture mentioned, or such of them as are still unsatisfied, and pay the same, as well as the rest of the Personal Estate of Hugh Gregor, deceased, to such Person as Jane Gregor, an Infant, shall marry during her Infancy, with the Consent of the said surviving Trustees and of her Guardians."

Derby Gaol Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for re-building the common Gaol for the County of Derby, upon a Place called Nun's Green, in the Liberty of the Town of Derby; and for appointing a proper Place for the safe Custody of Prisoners, till such new Gaol shall be compleated; and to empower the Justices of the Peace for the said County to pay the Rent reserved to the Corporation for the said Ground, out of the County Rates.

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 Thursday next, at the usual Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Ld. Vere's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Capital Messuage of Halstead, and divers Lands in Kent, Part of the settled Estate of Vere Lord Vere, in Trustees, to be conveyed to Robert Bagshaw Esquire, the Purchaser thereof, pursuant to Articles; and for settling another Estate, in the County of Middlesex, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof."

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 Wednesday the 17th Day of this Instant March, at the usual Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Pucklechurch Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and keeping in Repair the Roads leading from Mead Brook, which divides the Parishes of Pucklechurch and Mangotsfield, in the County of Gloucester, to Christian Malford Bridge in the County of Wilts, and also from Pucklechurch aforesaid to certain Coal Mines in the said Parish."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees afore-named:

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

Annuities and Lottery Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty the Sum of Two Millions, to be raised by Way of Annuities and a Lottery, and charged on the Sinking Fund, redeemable by Parliament; and for extending to Ireland the Laws made in this Kingdom against private and unlawful Lotteries."

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 Thursday next.

Poole Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading from a Gate called Poole Gate, in the Town and County of Poole."

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 Friday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

E. of Burlington's Will, Exemplification, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making the Exemplification of the last Will of the Right Honourable Richard late Earl of Burlington and Corke, deceased, Evidence in all Courts of Law and Equity in Great Britain and Ireland."

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 Friday next, at the usual Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Quarantine Act, to repeal a Clause in, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal a Clause in an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to oblige Ships more effectually to perform their Quarantine; and for the better preventing the Plague being brought from Foreign Parts into Great Britain or Ireland, or the Isles of Guernesey, Jersey, Alderney, Sark, or Man," whereby the stationing of Ships infected with the Plague to the Northward of Cape Finisterre is confined to the Harbour of New Grimsby, and removeable to no other Place; and for appointing a more safe and commodious Place instead thereof."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Foreign Protestants to rank as Officers in America, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to grant Commissions to a certain Number of Foreign Protestants, who have served Abroad as Officers or Engineers, to act and rank as Officers or Engineers in America only, under certain Restrictions and Qualifications:"

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 4o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Landaven.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Portland.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Morton.
Comes Home.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley Strat.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Feversham.

PRAYERS.

Ludlow Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from the Market-house, and elsewhere, in the Town of Ludlow, in the County of Salop;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Muchwenlock Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from the Market-house in the Town of Muchwenlock, in the County of Salop;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Pucklechurch Road, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and keeping in Repair the Roads leading from Mead Brook, which divides the Parishes of Pucklechurch and Mangotsfield, in the County of Gloucester, to Christian Malford Bridge in the County of Wilts, and also from Pucklechurch aforesaid to certain Coal Mines in the said Parish," was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Roper's Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate of Trevor Charles Roper and Henry Roper, who are both Infants, in the County of Kent, in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying the Purchasemoney for discharging Encumbrances affecting the same, under the Directions of the Court of Chancery," 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."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Leman & al. Leave to present a Petition for a Private Bill:

A Petition of John Leman Esquire, Elizabeth Newnham Spinster, and John Newnham Esquire, was presented, and read; setting forth, "That the Petitioners, as Coheirs of Sir William Leman, deceased, being seised in Fee of an undivided Moiety of certain Estates therein mentioned, have agreed upon, and made, a Partition thereof, to be held by them in Severalty; but, as the said Partition was made since the Commencement of the present Session of Parliament, the Petitioners have not been able to present their Petition, for Leave to bring in a Bill for confirming the same, within the Time limited by Order of this House for receiving Petitions for Private Bills;" and praying, "That they may be at Liberty to present their said Petition, notwithstanding the Time so limited is expired."

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

Petition read, and referred to Judges.

Accordingly, a Petition of John Leman Esquire, Elizabeth Newnham Spinster, and John Newnham Esquire, was presented, and read; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for confirming a Partition of an undivided Moiety of and in certain Ground, Buildings and Hereditaments in the City of London and County of Middlesex, and of and in the Manor of Wardboys, and the Advowson of the Church of Wardboys, and divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Huntingdon; and for vesting the entire Premises allotted to the Petitioner John Leman in him and his Heirs, discharged of the Uses and Trusts of the Settlement therein mentioned, and for settling those allotted to the Petitioners Elizabeth Newnham and John Newnham, to such and the same Uses as in the said Settlement are limited of their undivided Parts and Shares thereof.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and Mr. Justice Clive; 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.

Mary le Bone Nightly Watch, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating the Nightly Watch and Beadles, and cleansing, enlightening, and paving, the Streets, Squares, Lanes, and other Passages, and repairing the Highways and Causeways, and regulating the Poor, within the Parish of Saint Mary le Bone in the County of Middlesex."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Bristol Nightly Watch, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for establishing, maintaining, and wellgoverning, a Nightly Watch within the City of Bristol."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Quaransine Act, to repeal a Clause in, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal a Clause in an Act made in the Twentysixth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to oblige Ships more effectually to perform their Quarantine; and for the better preventing the Plague being brought from Foreign Parts, into Great Britain or Ireland, or the Isles of Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, Sark, or Man," whereby the stationing of Ships infected with the Plague to the Northward of Cape Finisterre is confined to the Harbour of New Grimsby, and removeable to no other Place; and for appointing a more safe and commodious Place instead thereof."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Tewkesbury and other Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the several Roads from the Town of Tewkesbury to Coscomb Gate, and from Isabel's Elm to the Top of Gotherington-hill, in the County of Gloucester; and from Tewkesbury to a Farm House called The Old Blue Bell, and to the Direction Post in the Parish of Ripple, and to Simmond's Ford Brook, and from Breedon to Eckington Bridge, in the County of Worcester; and from Tewkesbury to Wainloads Bridge, and to the Road opposite to Elstone Church, and from the Market-house in Cheltenham to the Turnpike Road from Burford to Gloucester, near a Tree called Pewsdon Ash in the said County of Gloucester."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Brewton Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading from and near the Town of Brewton, in the County of Somerset."

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 Five preceding Bills.

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

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

Gregor's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower Sir John Molesworth Baronet and Joseph Moyle Esquire, Two of the surviving Trustees in an Indenture dated the Twenty-fifth Day of December One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-three, to raise the several Sums in the said Indenture mentioned, or such of them as are still unsatisfied, and pay the same, as well as the rest of the Personal Estate of Hugh Gregor, deceased, to such Person as Jane Gregor, an Infant, shall marry during her Infancy, with the Consent of the said surviving Trustees, and of her Guardians."

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

D. Somerset.
D. Argyll.
D. Portland.
E. Warwick.
E. Denbigh.
E. Peterborow.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Strafford.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Rochford.
E. Morton.
E. Findlater.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Hyndford.
E. Halifax.
E. Pomfret.
E. Effingham.
E. Buckingham.
E. Egremont.
E. Temple.
E. Harcourt.
E. Hertford.
E. Cornwallis.
L. Abp. York.
L. B. Durham.
L. B. Ely.
L. B. Bath & Wells.
L. B. Lincoln.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. Bangor.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. Chester.
L. B. Gloucester.
L. B. (fn. 1) Chichester.
L. B. Landaff.
L. Abergavenny.
L. Delawarr.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Strange.
L. Ward.
L. Berkeley Strat.
L. Cathcart.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Cadogan.
L. Ducie.
L. Raymond.
L. Ilchester.
L. Edgecumbe.
L. Sandys.
L. Feversham.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Friday the 19th Day of this Instant March, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Bedford Level, Fund for Payment of their Bonds, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing a Fund for Payment of the Bonds of the Governor, Bailiffs, and Commonalty, of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level of the Fens, called Bedford Level; and for exchanging the present Bonds of the said Corporation for other Bonds payable out of the Revenues of the Middle and South Levels, Part of the said Great Level; and for enabling the said Corporation to borrow further Sums, for the Use of the said Great Level."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of 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.

Ly. Bulkeley, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of the Lady Viscountess Dowager Bulkeley and others; 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 carrying into Execution several Contracts, made by, or on the Behalf of, James late Lord Bulkeley in the Kingdom of Ireland, in his Life-time, for the Sale of several Lands and Tenements in the County of Chester; and for applying the Purchase-money to discharge Encumbrances affecting the same."

D. of Marlborough's Bill.

The Order of the Day was read, for taking into Consideration the Motion made on Tuesday last, for dispensing with the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for providing a Maintenance for the Marquis of Blandford, during the Life of his Father the Duke of Marlborough; and for re-building the said Duke's House at Langley, in the County of Bucks; and for purchasing in and making void divers Leases granted by the said Duke in Trust for his Younger Children; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed; in regard the Session is far advanced:

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be so far dispensed with, in this Case, as that the Committee may meet, to consider the said Bill, on this Day Sevennight.

Foreign Protestants to rank as Officers in America, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to grant Commissions to a certain Number of Foreign Protestants, who have served Abroad as Officers or Engineers, to act and rank as Officers or Engineers in America only, under certain Restrictions and Qualifications."

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."

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Third Time To-morrow.

Harnham-hill, and other Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Top of Harnham Hill, near the City of New Sarum, in the County of Wilts, through the Towns of Blandford Forum and Dorchester, to a certain Intrenchment on Askerwell Hill in the County of Dorset;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Annuities and Lottery Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty the Sum of Two Millions, to be raised by Way of Annuities and a Lottery, and charged on the Sinking Fund, redeemable by Parliament; and for extending to Ireland the Laws made in this Kingdom against private and unlawful Lotteries."

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."

Countess of Kildare & al. against Burton & al.

A Petition of the Countess of Kildare and others, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, wherein Robert Burton Esquire and others are Respondents, was presented, and read; mentioning an Agreement signed by Robert Roberts Esquire and Barry Colles Gentlemen, the Agents on both Sides in this Cause in the Court of Chancery in Ireland (which Agreement is annexed to the Petition); and praying, "That the several Papers mentioned and described in the said annexed Agreement may be read in Evidence at the Hearing of this Appeal in this House, as if the same had been compared and attested in the usual Manner."

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

And being withdrawn:

Copies of Papers to be read, as if attested and compared.

Ordered, (by Consent of the Agents on both Sides), That the attested Copy, or printed Copy, of the Act of the 9th Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for continuing the First Act in the Pleadings mentioned, and the Copy of the Charges, Discharges, and other Papers, laid before the Master in this Cause, by the respective Clerks in this Cause, whereunto the Names of the said Robert Roberts and Barry Colles are subscribed, as also the Master's Draught of a Report in this Cause, and the attested Copy of the Will of Benjamin Burton, may be read in Evidence, on the Hearing of the said Appeal in this House, in such Manner as if the said Copy of the said Act, or the said Charges, Discharges, or other Papers, had been compared and attested in the usual Manner, and the Original Will produced; and that, if either Party has Occasion for any Copies compared and sent by either Party, the other Party may be accommodated with the Use of them, upon the said Hearing in this House; provided that this Order do not extend to the Reading of any Deposition, or any Exhibit, the Original or some Copy whereof was not entered as read at the Hearing of the Cause in the Court below.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 5o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Landaven.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Morton.
Comes Home.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Bath.
Comes Powis.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Cornwallis.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Talbot.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Feversham.

PRAYERS.

Scott & al. against Straton.

The Answer of Arthur Straton, to the Appeal of Colonel John Scott and John Fullarton, was this Day brought in:

Grierson against Smith.

As was also, the Answer of Christian Smith and Christian her Daughter, to the Appeal of James Grierson.

Roper's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate of Trevor Charles Roper and Henry Roper, who are both Infants, in the County of Kent, in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying the Purchase-money for discharging Encumbrances affecting the same, under the Directions of the Court of Chancery."

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. Burroughs and Mr. Harris:

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

Ellenfoot Harbour, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Twenty-second Year of His present Majesty, for repairing, enlarging, and preserving, the Harbour of Ellenfoot, in the County of Cumberland," 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."

Derby Gaol, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for re-building the Common Gaol for the County of Derby, upon a Place called Nun's Green, in the Liberty of the Town of Derby; and for appointing a proper Place for the safe Custody of Prisoners, till such new Gaol shall be compleated; and to empower the Justices of the Peace for the said County to pay the Rent reserved to the Corporation for the said Ground, out of the County Rates," 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."

Poole Road, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads, leading from a Gate called Poole Gate, in the Town and County of Poole," 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."

E. of Burlington's Will, Exemplification, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making the Exemplification of the last Will of the Right Honourable Richard late Earl of Burlington and Corke, deceased, Evidence in all Courts of Law and Equity in Great Britain and Ireland," 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.

Bedford Level, Fund for Payment of their Bonds, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing a Fund for Payment of the Bonds of the Governor, Bailiffs, and Commonalty, of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level of the Fens, called Bedford Level; and for exchanging the present Bonds of the said Corporation for other Bonds, payable out of the Revenues of the Middle and South Levels, Part of the said Great Level; and for enabling the said Corporation to borrow further Sums, for the Use of the said Great Level," 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."

Muchwenlock Road, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads, leading from the Market-house in the Town of Much-wenlock, in the County of Salop."

Pucklechurch Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and keeping in Repair the Roads leading from Mead Brook, which divides the Parishes of Pucklechurch and Mangotsfield, in the County of Gloucester, to Christian Malford Bridge in the County of Wilts, and also from Pucklechurch aforesaid to certain Coal Mines in the said Parish."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Harnham-hill, and other Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Top of Harnham Hill, near the City of New Sarum, in the County of Wilts, through the Towns of Blandford Forum and Dorchester, to a certain Intrenchment on Askerwell Hill in the County of Dorset."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Somerset.
D. Beaufort.
D. Argyll.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Dorset.
E. Warwick.
E. Denbigh.
E. Thanet.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Rochford.
E. Home.
E. Findlater.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E. Halifax.
E. Cowper.
E. Pomfret.
E. Bath.
E. Powis.
E. Temple.
E. Cornwallis.
V. Fauconberg.
V. Stormont.
L. B. Durham.
L. B. Bath & Wells.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. Bangor.
L. B. St. Asaph.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. Chester.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. B. Chichester.
L. B. Landaff.
L. Delawarr.
L. Dacre.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Strange.
L. Ward.
L. Berkeley Str.
L. Cathcart.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Cadogan.
L. Ducie.
L. Raymond.
L. Talbot.
L. Ilchester.
L. Sandys.
L. Feversham.

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.

Talbot, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of John Talbot Esquire and others; 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 Part of the Estate of John Talbot the Younger Esquire, settled upon his Marriage, in Trustees, for raising a Sum of Money, for discharging Debts and Encumbrances."

Gough Awbrey's Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estates of Richard Gough Awbrey Esquire in the Counties of Brecon, Glamorgan, and Carmarthen, in Trustees, to raise Money, to discharge several Encumbrances affecting the same; 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 Monday the 22d of this Instant March, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Protection for him during the Dependance of his Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of the said Richard Gough Awbrey; praying, "In regard he is indebted to some Persons, who he is afraid will arrest him; that their Lordships will be pleased to grant him their Protection, during the Dependance of his said Bill in this House:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner shall have the Protection of this House, during the Dependance of his said Bill, as desired.

Ludlow Road, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from the Market-house and elsewhere in the Town of Ludlow, in the County of Salop."

Annuities and Lottery Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty the Sum of Two Millions, to be raised by Way of Annuities and a Lottery, and charged on the Sinking Fund, redeemable by Parliament; and for extending to Ireland the Laws made in this Kingdom against private and unlawful Lotteries."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Foreign Protestants to rank as Officers in America, Bill:

The Order of the Day being read, for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to grant Commissions to a certain Number of Foreign Protestants, who have served Abroad as Officers or Engineers, to act and rank as Officers or Engineers in America only, under certain Restrictions and Qualifications."

The said Bill was accordingly read the 3d Time.

After Debate;

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Pratest against it.

"Dissentient.

"1st, Because this Bill, to enable His Majesty to grant Military Commissions to a certain Number of Foreigners, is framed in direct Opposition to the Principle and Letter of that Provision in the Act of the Twelfth of King William the Third, for the further Limitation of the Crown, and better securing of the Rights and Liberties of the Subject, which expressly provides, That no Foreigner, even although he be naturalized or made a Denizen, shall be capable to enjoy any Office or Place of Trust, Civil or Military; which Provision having been since renewed by the Legislature, and the Repeal thereof guarded against by the Act of the First of King George the First, as far as a Law in one Age can prevent the Repeal in another, has, to this Day, been considered and reverenced as an essential and sacred Part of our present Constitution.

"2dly, Because none of the Allegations in Favour of this Measure, upon the Truth of which alone the Expediency or Necessity thereof must depend, have been in any Degree proved: On the contrary, when Facts asserted have been denied, and it has been proposed to go into the Inquiry, upon Evidence brought from those Provinces where this Necessity is supposed to take its Rise, all Witnesses have been refused, and necessary Information precluded. And surely the Plea of Necessity alleged in Support of this Measure (a Plea always to be received with Suspicion, when urged to introduce a Change in a free Constitution) is, in the present Case, not a little extraordinary, as that Necessity, if it does exist, can only arise from the present neglected, defenceless, and calamitous State of our American Colonies, whose Distress and Danger have been brought upon them, as we really believe, by the Conduct of an Administration, who, after having, with an unexampled Patience, acquiesced under an uninterrupted Course of Encroachments, from the Treaty of Aix la Chapelle to the Year 1754, when actual War broke out (a Fort of His Majesty being taken, and His Troops attacked and beaten in the Meadows), did at last send the small Succour of Two Battalions only, consisting of no more than Five Hundred Men each, under General Braddock; since whose Defeat in July last, no farther Succour of Troops has been sent to America.

"3dly, Because we have Reason to believe that, if Evidence had been admitted, it would have appeared that this Bill, as a Scheme for raising an American Force, is neither expedient nor necessary; that the granting Commissions to Foreign Officers, Strangers to America, and Aliens to Great Britain, will retard, and possibly prevent, the Levies they are pretended to facilitate; and that the granting such Commissions from His Majesty, Rank in America, and Half Pay in Great Britain, to these Foreign Officers, Advantages repeatedly refused to the Provincial Troops of North America; as well as, by a most dangerous Innovation, giving Power to such Foreign Officers to fit in Courts Martial, and, though Aliens themselves, to judge upon the Lives and Honour of His Majesty's naturalborn Subjects; must create an universal Disgust there, highly prejudicial to the Rights of His Majesty, and to the Interests of this Country.

"4thly, Because the Provision in the Bill, which enacts, That the Colonel shall be a natural-born Subject, does not really contain that Security which it affects to give, against the Command of the Regiment devolving upon a Foreigner, as there may be Fifty Foreign Officers employed in the Regiment, whose Commissions are not otherwise restrained to any Rank; and, upon the Absence of the Colonel, who is a General Officer, or, in case of his Death, if the Eldest of the Four Colonel Commandants should be a Foreigner, the Command of the Regiment must devolve upon an Alien, against which the Bill does not provide, though the Title of Colonel of the Regiment is indeed withheld from him; which Consideration has the more Weight with us, as it may happen that, at the Time when the Command shall so devolve upon the Foreign Officer, the Four Colonel Commandants, all the Field Officers, and all the Captains in the Four Battalions, may be Foreign also; and, in that Event, not only the present and future Defence, but the Civil Liberties, of North America will be entrusted to a Body of Soldiers (perhaps Aliens also) commanded by Officers neither American nor British; and it is very remarkable, that this Regiment, intended for the immediate Relief of our Colonies in their present imminent Danger, cannot possibly be raised early enough to act this Campaign, although it hath been preferred, ineffectual and disgustful as it is, to every other Sort of Military Force; notwithstanding it is obvious too, that, out of great Numbers of Officers, natural-born British Subjects, at this Time in the Service of our Protestant Allies, and out of American Officers who have served with Reputation in all our late Expeditions in those Parts, a Force might have been better raised and officered, without any Change in our Constitution, and with the entire Satisfaction of America.

"5thly, Because the Bill; founded upon an Expedieney which is not alleged to be more than temporary, and which, from its Nature, cannot be otherwise, is, in its Frame and Duration, perpetual; by which, not only the Remedy, odious in itself, is extended without Necessity beyond the pretended Occasion for it; but a Pretext is found for a perpetual Repeal of One of the most essential Parts still left subsisting of the Original Act of Settlement, in a Case, and in an Age, when every sober and thinking Man would feel a Reluctance in suspending it, even upon the strongest Proof of Necessity, for the Conjuncture only; more particularly as the same Disposition and Turn of Policy which, upon the Pretence of a temporary Expediency, has fixed upon America this perpetual Law, may, in a future Time, at some Season advantageous to the Design, upon a similar Expediency, contrived and not suffered to be examined, contend for and carry a Bill of the same Sort for Great Britain; and if this should happen, which God avert! the Sword of both Countries will be dangerously lodged in Foreign Hands, to the entire Overthrow of the present Constitution, and to the Subversion of the Liberties of Great Britain.

"For these Reasons, we are of Opinion, that, if we had given our Assent to this Bill, which is a manifest Departure from a sacred Provision in the Act of Settlement, contemporary with the most solemn Confirmation of our Civil Liberties, and enacted as the firmest Barrier for the Preservation of that great Work, we should have been unmindful of our Duty as Peers of this Realm, careless of our Rights as British Subjects, and wanting to the Security of our Posterity; persuaded, as we are, that, when the Tendency, Novelty, and Danger, of this Measure shall be thoroughly known and considered in America, the Force proposed will probably never be raised; and convinced that, if it should be raised, it ought not to be trusted; that it may not only excite and spread a deep and universal Disgust and Apprehension in the Minds of His Majesty's most loyal and deserving American Subjects, but even deprive us of the Exertion of all the natural Strength of America, where such eminent Services have very lately been voluntarily performed by several of the Northern Colonies; thereby rendering the War in those Parts, which, conducted with common Prudence and timely Precaution, might have had a speedy and honourable Issue, extremely dilatory, impracticable, and ruinous, bringing upon our Arms Disappointment, and upon our Counsels Disgrace.

"Temple.
Talbot."

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

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

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

Coryton, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Ann Coryton Widow, on Behalf of herself and her 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 enabling Ann Coryton, Elizabeth Goodall, and William Goodall, to make Leases of several Estates, in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon, during the Minorities of John Coryton and others, the Infant Children of Peter Coryton Esquire, deceased."

Smith against Nisber.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Ann Smith, Widow of Doctor John Baillie; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 11th and 18th of February 1756, made on the Behalf of Archibald Nisbet of Carsin; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered; and that this House will give the Appellant such Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom and Justice should seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the said Archibald Nisbet may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the Second Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon any One of his Procurators or Agents in the Court below shall be deemed good Service.

Franck's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estates of Evelyn Charles Francke and Edward Francke Esquire, in the County of Lancaster, in Trustees, to be sold, for discharging a Mortgage affecting the same; and for laying out the Surplus of the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled pursuant to the Wills of the said Evelyn Charles Francke and Edward Francke respectively."

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 Tuesday the 23d Day of this Instant March, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Scott against Straton.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Colonel John Scott of Commiston and John Fullarton of Kinnaber are Appellants, and Arthur Straton is Respondent:"

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.

Grierson against Smith.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein James Grierson is Appellant, and Christian Smith and Christian her Daughter are Respondents:"

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 8o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Landaven.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Bath.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Archer.

PRAYERS.

Haukes against Jones.

The several Answer of Thomas Jones Esquire and Susanna his Wife, to the Appeal of Charles Haukes Esquire, was brought in:

Waugh & al. against Gillies & al. Cross Appeal.

As was also, the Answer of Henry Gillies and others, to the Cross Appeal of Allen Waugh and others:

Haukes against Allison & al.

And also, the several Answer of Gilbert Allison and Sarah his Wife, and Thomas Loftus Esquire, to the Appeal of Charles Haukes Esquire.

Harnham-hill, and other Roads, Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Top of Harnham Hill, near the City of New Sarum, in the County of Wilts, through the Towns of Blandford Forum and Dorchester, to a certain Intrenchment on Askerwell Hill in the County of Dorset," 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."

E. of Burlington's Will, Exemplification of, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making the Exemplification of the last Will of the Right Honourable Richard late Earl of Burlington and Corke, deceased, Evidence in all Courts of Law and Equity in Great Britain and Ireland."

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. Edwards and Mr. Lane:

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

Ellenfoot Harbour, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Twenty-second Year of His present Majesty, for repairing, enlarging, and preserving, the Harbour of Ellenfoot, in the County of Cumberland."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Derby Gaol, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for re-building the Common Gaol for the County of Derby, upon a Place called Nun's Green, in the Liberty of the Town of Derby; and for appointing a proper Place for the safe Custody of Prisoners, till such new Gaol shall be compleated; and to empower the Justices of the Peace for the said County to pay the Rent reserved to the Corporation for the said Ground, out of the County Rates."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Bedford Level, Fund for Payment of their Bonds, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing a Fund for Payment of the Bonds of the Governor, Bailiffs, and Commonalty, of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level of the Fens called Bedford Level; and for exchanging the present Bonds of the said Corporation for other Bonds payable out of the Revenues of the Middle and South Levels, Part of the said Great Level; and for enabling the said Corporation to borrow further Sums, for the Use of the said Great Level."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Poole Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading from a Gate called Poole Gate, in the Town and County of Poole."

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 the the Four preceding Bills.

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

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

Talbot's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Estate of John Talbot the Younger Esquire, settled upon his Marriage, in Trustees, for raising a Sum of Money, for discharging Debts and Encumbrances."

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

D. Somerset.
D. Beaufort.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Dorset.
E. Warwick.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Findlater.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Pomfret.
E. Bath.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Powis.
E. Egremont.
E. Guilford.
E. Cornwallis.
Visc. Fauconberg.
L. B. Durham.
L. B. Ely.
L. B. Sarum.
L. B. Bath & Wells.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. Bangor.
L. B. St. Asaph.
L. B. Chester.
L. B. Gloucester.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. B. Chichester.
L. B. Landaff.
L. Abergavenny.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Strange.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Ducie.
L. Raymond.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Archer.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Tuesday the 23d Day of this Instant March, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Ly. Bulkeley's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for carrying into Execution several Contracts made by, or on the Behalf of, James late Lord Bulkeley in the Kingdom of Ireland, in his Life-time, for the Sale of several Lands and Tenements in the County of Chester; and for applying the Purchase-money to discharge Encumbrances affecting the same."

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.

Riley, Leave for a Bill, to take the Name of Wheelwright:

Upon reading the Petition of John Wheelwright Gentleman, George Riley and Mary Riley his Wife, Daughter and only Child of the said John Wheelwright, and also of John Riley only Son of the said Mary Riley, and Grandson of the said John Wheelwright; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to enable the said John Riley and his Issue to take and use the Surname of Wheelwright:

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

Bill read.

Accordingly, the Lord Willoughby of Parham presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for authorizing and empowering John Riley and his Issue to take and use the Surname of Wheelwright, instead of the Surname of Riley."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

L. Irwin, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Henry Viscount Irwin, George Ingram, and Charles Ingram; 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 to enable Henry Viscount Irwin, together with George Ingram his Brother, and Charles Ingram his Nephew, to make such Settlements and Dispositions of their several Estates as are therein mentioned."

Muchwenlock, Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from the Market-house in the Town of Much-wenlock, in the County of Salop."

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 Wednesday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Ludlow Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from the Market-house and elsewhere in the Town of Ludlow, in the County of Salop."

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 Wednesday next, at the usual Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Woodley, Cue & al. and Palmer against Jackson & al. Pleadings proved.

The House being informed, "That Patrick Keagbran attended, in order to deliver in Copies of Papers and Proceedings, relating to Two Causes depending in this House; in One of which Francis Woodley Esquire is Appellant, and John Cue and others are Respondents; and in the other, Roger Palmer the Elder and Roger Palmer the Younger are Appellants, and George Jackson and others Respondents:"

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.

Fleetwood, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Gerard Dutton Fleetwood Esquire; 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 the Manor and Capital Message of Tadworth, and divers Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the County of Surry, late the Estate of John Fleetwood Esquire, deceased; and purchasing another Estate, to be settled to the Uses in his Will."

Page & al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Francis Page Esquire and others; 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 confirming and establishing an Exchange of Tithes, Cottages, and Lands, for a Messuage, Farms, Lands, and Common of Pasture, in Steeple Aston in the County of Oxford, pursuant to an Agreement between the Principal and Scholars of King's Hall and College of Brazen Nose in Oxford, John Eaton Clerk and Francis Page Esquire; and also for giving Power to the said Francis Page and others claiming under the Will of Sir Francis Page Knight, deceased, to make a Jointure on any Wife or Wives with whom they may intermarry."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 9o Martii.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Landaven.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Ancaster, Mag. Cam.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Essex.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Morton.
Comes Home.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Orford.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Guilford.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Feversham.

PRAYERS.

Palmers against Abp. of Dublin & al.

The joint and several Answer of Charles Lord Archbishop of Dublin and Charity Blake, Two of the Respondents to the Appeal of Roger Palmer the Elder and Roger Palmer the Younger Esquires, was brought in.

Harnham Hill, Blandford, and Dorchester Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Top of Harnham Hill, near the City of New Sarum, in the County of Wilts, through the Towns of Blandford Forum and Dorchester, to a certain Intrenchment on Askerwell Hill in the County of Dorset."

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. Waple:

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

Message from thence, to return Sutton upon the Forest, Common, Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Fields, Meadows, and Commons, in the Township of Sutton upon the Forest, in the County of York; and for giving Compensations, in Lieu of Tithes, to the Impropriater of the Rectory and the Vicar of Sutton aforesaid;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

and Walker's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Bucks and Berks, late the Estate of Thomas Walker Clerk, deceased, in Thomas Walker the Grandson, in Fee Simple, subject to the raising Portions for his Younger Brother and Sisters;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Sutton upon the Forest, Common Bill, Amendments agreed to.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Fields, Meadows, and Commons, in the Township of Sutton upon the Forest, in the County of York; and for giving Compensations, in Lieu of Tithes, to the Impropriator of the Rectory, and the Vicar of Sutton aforesaid."

And the said Amendments, being read Three Times by the Clerk, were agreed to.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

The King present:

His Majesty being seated on the Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended by His Officers of State (the 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 Money Bill to be passed, 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 to His Majesty the Sum of Two Millions, to be raised by Way of Annuities and a Lottery, and charged on the Sinking Fund, redeemable by Parliament; and for extending to Ireland the Laws made in this Kingdom against private and unlawful Lotteries."

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 the speedy and effectual Recruiting of His Majesty's Land Forces and Marines."

"3. An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore."

"4. An Act to enable His Majesty to grant Commissions to a certain Number of Foreign Protestants, who have served Abroad as Officers or Engineers, to act and rank as Officers or Engineers in America only, under certain Restrictions and Qualifications."

"5. An Act to repeal a Clause in an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to oblige Ships more effectually to perform their Quarantine; and for the better preventing the Plague being brought from Foreign Parts into Great Britain or Ireland, or the Isles of Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, Sark, or Man;" whereby the stationing of Ships infected with the Plague to the Northward of Cape Finisterre is consined to the Harbour of New Grimsby, and removeable to no other Place; and for appointing a more safe and commodious Place instead thereof."

"6. An Act for making and widening a Road from the East Side of the Parish of Saint Mathew Bethnal Green, in the County of Middlesex, to the East End of Church Street in the said Parish; and to open a Way or Road into Shoreditch, and keeping the same in Repair."

"7. An Act for repairing and widening the High Roads from Basing stoke, through Popham Lane, Sutton, Scotney, and Stockbridge, in the County of Southampton, to a Place called Lodcomb Corner in the County of Wilts; and also for repairing and widening the Road from Spittlehouse, over Weyhill, to Mullen's Pond in the said County of Southampton."

"8. An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for amending several Roads leading from the City of Exeter."

"9. An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from a Pond belonging to Henry Eyre Esquire, in the Parish of White Parish in the County of Wilts, to the Top of Dunwood Hill, and from thence, over Great-bridge and Middle-bridge, through Romseyinfra, to Hundred-bridge in the County of Southampton, and from thence to the County of the Town of Southampton."

"10. An Act to enable the Trustees for repairing Old Street Road to repair, widen, and make; a Road from the Sign of The Red Lion on Windmill-hill, through Worship Street, to the Ditch Side next the East Side of Holy Well Mount, and through a certain Ground to the Sign of The London Apprentice, in the Parishes of Saint Luke and Saint Leonard Shoreditch, in the County of Middlesex; or to lay open, repair, and widen a Road, from the said Red Lion, through The Dog Bar, into The Old Street Road, in the said County."

"11. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Eighteen Mile Stone beyond Willoughby Hedge, through the Town of Mere, in the County of Wilts, and through Wincanton to Charlton Houthorn, and from thence to Milborn Port, and from Willoughby Hedge aforesaid to the West End of Long Lane in Kilmington, and from Wincanton aforesaid to the Sherborn Turnpike Cross Gate on Cattle Hill, and from Wincanton to Sparkford, in the County of Somerset."

"12. An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading from and near the Town of Brewton, in the County of Somerset."

"13. An Act for repairing and widening the several Roads from the Town of Tewkesbury to Coscomb Gate, and from Isabel's Elm to the Top of Gotherington Hill, in the County of Gloucester; and from Tewkesbury to a Farm House called The Old Blue Bell, and to the Direction Post in the Parish of Ripple, and to Simmond's Ford Brook, and from Breedon to Eckingtonbridge, in the County of Worcester; and from Tewkesbury to Wainloads Bridge, and to the Road opposite to Elstone Church, and from the Market House in Cheltenham to the Turnpike Road from Burford to Gloucester, near a Tree called Pewsdon Ash, in the said County of Gloucester."

"14. An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading from a Gate called Poole Gate, in the Town and County of Poole."

"15. An Act for amending and keeping in Repair the Roads leading from Mead Brook, which divides the Parishes of Pucklechurch and Mangotsfield, in the County of Gloucester, to Christian Malford Bridge in the County of Wilts, and also from Pucklechurch aforesaid to certain Coal Mines in the said Parish."

"16. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Top of Harnham Hill, near the City of New Sarum, in the County of Wilts, through the Towns of Blandford Forum and Dorchester, to a certain Intrenchment on Askerwell Hill in the County of Dorset."

"17. An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for establishing, maintaining, and well-governing, a Nightly Watch within the City of Bristol."

"18. An Act for the better regulating the Nightly Watch and Beadles, and cleansing, enlightening, and paving, the Streets, Squares, Lanes, and other Passages, and repairing the Highways and Causeways, and regulating the Poor, within the Parish of Saint Mary le Bone, in the County of Middlesex."

"19. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Twenty-second Year of His present Majesty, for repairing, enlarging, and preserving, the Harbour of Ellensoot, in the County of Cumberland."

"20. An Act for re-building the Common Gaol for the County of Derby, upon a Place called Nun's Green, in the Liberty of the Town of Derby; and for appointing a proper Place for the safe Custody of Prisoners till such new Gaol shall be compleated; and to empower the Justices of the Peace for the said County to pay the Rent reserved to the Corporation for the said Ground, out of the County Rates."

"21. An Act for establishing a Fund for Payment of the Bonds of the Governor, Bailiffs, and Commonalty, of the Company of the Conservators of the Great Level of the Fens, called Bedford Level; and for exchanging the present Bonds of the said Corporation for other Bonds payable out of the Revenues of the Middle and South Levels, Part of the said Great Level; and for enabling the said Corporation to borrow further Sums, for the Use of the said Great Level."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"22. 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."

"23. 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."

"24. An Act for empowering Esther Hammer, an Infant, to settle her Estates, pursuant to Articles entered into in Consideration of a Marriage agreed upon between Asheton Curzon Esquire and the said Esther Hammer."

"25. An Act for vesting divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Bucks and Berks, late the Estate of Thomas Walker Clerk, deceased, in Thomas Walker the Grandson, in Fee Simple, subject to the raising Portions for his Younger Brother and Sisters."

"26. An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Open and Common Field, called Radway Field, within the Township of Radway, in the County of Warwick."

"27. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Wastes, or Common Grounds, in the Parish of Brancepeth, in the County of Durham."

"28. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the several Parishes of Boughton and Pisford, in the County of Northampton."

"29. An Act for dividing and enclosing several Fields, Meadows, and Commons, in the Township of Sutton upon the Forest, in the County of York; and for giving Compensations, in Lieu of Tithes, to the Impropriator of the Rectory, and the Vicar of Sutton aforesaid."

"30. An Act to enable Robert Mynors 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."

"31. An Act to enable William Wiggett Esquire, now called William Bulwer, and his Heirs, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Bulwer, pursuant to the Will of William Bulwer Esquire deceased."

"32. An Act for naturalizing Anthony Henry Stemann, Peter Otte, Godfrey Molling, Christian Meyer, Henry Bielfeld, John Peter Blaquiere, and Mathew Lichigaray."

"33. An Act for naturalizing Jost David Esternod."

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.

Riley to take the Name of Wheelwright, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for authorizing and empowering John Riley and his Issue to take and use the Surname of Wheelwright, instead of the Surname of Riley."

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

Ld. Chamberlain.
D. Beaufort.
D. Argyll.
D. Dorset.
E. Peterborow.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Morton.
E. Home.
E. Findlater.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Effingham.
E. Orford.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Egremont.
E. Guilford.
Vis. Say & Sele.
Vis. Stormont.
Vis. Folkestone.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. B. Landaff.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Ward.
L. Cathcart.
L. Onslow.
L. Edgecumbe.
L. Sandys.
L. Feversham.

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.

L. Irwin's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Henry Viscount Irwin, together with George Ingram his Brother, and Charles Ingram his Nephew, to make such Settlements and Dispositions of their several Estates as are 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 Wednesday the 24th Day of this Instant March, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Countess of Kildare & al. against Burton & al.

A Petition of Sir Charles Burton Knight and Robert Burton Esquire and others, Respondents to an Appeal depending in this House, wherein Mary Countess of Kildare and others are Appellants, was presented, and read; setting forth, "That all the Papers necessary to be made Use of by the Petitioners at the Hearing of this Appeal, which stands appointed for Friday next, are not yet transmitted from Ireland; and that, the Briefs and Instructions for their Counsel being of great Length, the said Counsel have signified to the Petitioners Agent, that they cannot be prepared to argue the Matters thereof by that Time;" and therefore praying, "That the said Hearing may be put off to the First vacant Day for hearing Appeals after Easter."

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

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off till the First vacant Day for Causes after the Recess at Easter.

Coryton's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling Ann Coryton, Elizabeth Goodall, and William Goodall, to make Leases of several Estates, in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon, during the Minorities of John Coryton and others, the Infant Children of Peter Coryton Esquire, deceased."

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 Thursday the 25th Day of this Instant March, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Committee in relation to Fees on Bills, revived.

Ordered, That the Committee appointed to consider so much of the Table of Fees relating to Private Bills as restrains the Clerks and Officers of this House from taking more than One Double Fee for any Bill, except in Cases of Naturalization, and to report their Opinion thereupon to the House, be revived; and meet on Thursday next.

Haukes against Jones & al.

The House being moved, "That Wednesday the 7th Day of April next may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Charles Haukes Esquire is Appellant, and Thomas Jones and others are Respondents:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Wednesday the 7th Day of April next, as desired.

Committees adjourned.

Ordered, That the Meeting of the several Committees which stand appointed for To-morrow be put off till Friday next.

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

1 Origin. Chicester.