House of Lords Journal Volume 29
December 1756, 1-10

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December 1756, 1-10

JOURNALS of the HOUSE of LORDS.

Anno 30o Georgii Secundi.

DIE Jovis, 2o Decembris, 1756.

DIE Jovis, 2o Decembris, 1756, Annoque Regni Serenissimi Domini Nostri Georgii Secundi, Dei Gratia, Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, et Hib'niæ Regis, Fidei Defensoris, &c. Tricesimo, in quem Diem hæc Quarta Sessio Parliamenti, per separales Prorogationes, continuata fuerat, in Superiori Domo Parliamenti Magnæ Britanniæ apud Westmonaster. convenere, Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum Nomina subscribuntur, et præsentes fuerunt:

REX.

Dux Cumberland.

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norwicen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Bangor.
Comes Granville, Præses.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Devon.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Kingston.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmoreland.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Home.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Bath.
Comes Portsmouth.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Fauconberg.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Talbot.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttleton.

Ld. Sardys appointed Speaker, by Commission.

The Earl of Holdernesse signified to the Lords, "That His Majesty had granted a Commission under the Great Seal, constituting and appointing Samuel Lord Sandys to supply the Place of Lord Chancellor, or Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, in this House, as Speaker."

And the said Commission was read by the Clerk; as follows:

"GEORGE R.

"George the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Samuel Lord Sandys, Greeting. Know ye, That We, trusting in your approved Fidelity, Wisdom, and Discretion, have constituted, named, and appointed, and, by these Presents, do constitute, name, and authorize you, from Time to Time, during Our Pleasure, to use, occupy, and enjoy, the Room and Place of a Lord Chancellor, or Lord Keeper of Our Great Seal of Great Britain, in Our Upper House of Parliament, now holden at Westminster, amongst the Lords Spiritual and Temporal there assembled; and then and there to do and execute all such Things as the said Lord Chancellor, or Lord Keeper of Our Great Seal, should or might in that Behalf do, if he were there personally present, using and supplying the same Room. Wherefore We will and command you, the said Samuel Lord Sandys, to attend and execute the Premises with Effect. And these Our Letters Patent shall be your sufficient Warrant and Discharge for the same, in every Behalf. In Witness whereof We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Thirtieth Day of November, in the Thirtieth Year of Our Reign.

"By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

"Yorke and Yorke."

Which done; the Lords called upon the Lord Sandys to take his Place upon the Woolsack; and appointed the Mace to be laid thereupon, and to be carried before him.

PRAYERS.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

The King present:

His Majesty, being seated on the Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended by His Officers of State (the Duke of Cumberland, in his Robes, being seated in his Place on His Majesty's Left Hand (the Lords being also in their Robes); commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure, they attend Him immediately, in this House."

Who being come, with their Speaker;

His Majesty spake as follows:

His Majesty's Speech.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"I have called you together in a Conjuncture which highly requires the Deliberation, Advice, and Assistance, of Parliament; and I trust that (under the Guidance of Divine Providence) Union and Firmness in My affectionate People will carry Me with Honour through all Difficulties; and finally vindicate the Dignity of My Crown, and its indubitable Rights, against the antient Enemy of these Kingdoms.

"The Succour and Preservation of America cannot but constitute a main Object of My Attention and Solicitude; and the growing Dangers to which our Colonies may stand exposed, from our late Losses in those Parts, demand Resolutions of Vigour and Dispatch.

"An adequate and firm Defence at Home must have the chief Place in My Thoughts; and, in this great View, I have nothing so much at Heart, as that no Ground of Dissatisfaction may remain in My People.

"To this End, a National Militia, planned and regulated with equal Regard to the just Rights of My Crown and People, may, in Time, become one good Resource, in case of general Danger; and I recommend the framing of such a Militia to the Care and Diligence of My Parliament.

"The unnatural Union of Councils Abroad, the Calamities which, in Consequence of this unhappy Conjunction, may, by Irruptions of Foreign Armies into the Empire, shake its Constitutions, overturn its System, and threaten Oppression to the Protestant Interest there, are Events which must sensibly affect the Minds of this Nation, and have fixed the Eyes of Europe on this new and dangerous Crisis.

"The Body of My Electoral Troops, which I ordered hither at the Desire of My Parliament, I have directed to return to My Dominions in Germany; relying with Pleasure on the Spirit and Zeal of My People, in Defence of My Person and Realm.

"Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"I will order the proper Estimates to be laid in due Time before you; and I rely on your Wisdom, that you will prefer more vigorous Efforts (though attended with large Expense) to a less effectual, and therefore less frugal, Plan of War.

"I have placed before you the Dangers and Necessities of the Publick; it will be your Care to lay in such a Manner the Burdens you may judge unavoidable, as will least distress and exhaust My People.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"I cannot here be unmindful of the Sufferings of the poorer Sort, from the present high Price of Corn, and the Disturbances which have arisen therefrom; and I recommend to you to consider of proper Provisions for preventing the like Mischiefs hereafter.

"Unprosperous Events of War in The Mediterranean have drawn from My Subjects signal Proofs how dearly they tender My Honour and that of My Crown; and they cannot, on My Part, fail to meet with just Returns of unwearied Care, and unceasing Endeavours for the Glory, Prosperity, and Happiness, of My People."

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

The Speaker acquainted the House, "That there were some new created Lords without, ready to be introduced."

Ld. Mansfield introduced:

Whereupon, William Murray Esquire, Lord Chief Justice of His Majesty's Court of King's Bench, being, by Letters Patent, dated the 8th Day of November in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, created Lord Mansfield Baron of Mansfield in the County of Nottingham, was (in his Robes) introduced, between the Lord Willoughby of Parham and the Lord Edgecumbe (also in their Robes); the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, and the Lord Great Chamberlain of England, preceding.

His Lordship, on his Knee, presented his Patent to the Speaker, at the Woolsack; who delivered it to the Clerk; and the same was read, at the Table.

His Writ of Summons was also read, as follows:

His Writ of Summons.

"George the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor William Murray of Mansfield in Our County of Nottingham Chevalier, Greeting. Whereas, by reason of certain arduous and urgent Affairs, concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, We did lately, with the Advice and Consent of Our Council, ordain Our present Parliament to be holden at Our City of Westminster, on the Thirtyfirst Day of May, in the Twenty-seventh Year of Our Reign; which Parliament hath been from that Time, by several Adjournments and Prorogations, adjourned, prorogued, and continued, to and until the Second Day of December now next coming, at Our City aforesaid, to be then there held; We, strictly enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs, and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present, at the said Day and Place, with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers, of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice. And this you may in no wise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Twentysecond Day of November, in the Thirtieth Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke and Yorke."

Then his Lordship came to the Table; and, having taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes, was placed on the lower End of the Barons Bench.

Ld. Harwich introduced:

Also, Wills Earl of Hillesborough in the Kingdom of Ireland, being, by Letters Patent, dated the Seventeenth Day of November, in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, created Lord Harwich Baron of Harwich in the County of Essex, was (in his Robes) introduced, between the Lord Berkeley of Straton and the Lord Cadogan (also in their Robes); preceded by the same Officers as before.

His Lordship, on his Knee, presented his Patent to the Speaker, at the Woolsack; who delivered it to the Clerk; and the same was read, at the Table.

His Writ of Summons was also read, as follows:

His Writ of Summons.

"George the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Wills Hill of Harwich in Our County of Essex Chevalier, Greeting. Whereas, by reason of certain arduous and urgent Affairs, concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, We did lately, with the Advice and Consent of Our Council, ordain Our present Parliament to be holden at Our City of Westminster, on the Thirty-first Day of May, in the Twenty-seventh Year of Our Reign; which Parliament hath been from that Time, by several Adjournments and Prorogations, adjourned, prorogued, and continued, to and until the Second Day of December now next coming, at Our City aforesaid, to be then there held; We, strictly enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs, and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present, at the said Day and Place, with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers, of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice; and this you may in no wise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Twentysecond Day of November, in the Thirtieth Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke and Yorke."

Then his Lordship, having, at the Table, taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes, was placed on the lower End of the Barons Bench.

Ld. Lyttelton introduced:

And also, Sir George Lyttelton Baronet, being, by Letters Patent, dated the Eighteenth Day of November, in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, created Lord Lyttelton of Franckley in the County of Worcester, was (in his Robes) introduced, between the Lord Berkeley of Straton and the Lord Anson (also in their Robes), preceded by the same Officers as before.

His Lordship, on his Knee, presented his Patent to the Speaker, at the Woolsack; who delivered it to the Clerk; and the same was read, at the Table.

His Writ of Summons was also read, as follows:

His Writ of Summons.

"George the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor George Lyttleton of Frankley in Our County of Worcester Chevalier, Greeting. Whereas, by reason of certain arduous and urgent Affairs, concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, We did lately, with the Advice and Consent of Our Council, ordain Our present Parliament to be holden at Our City of Westminster on the Thirtyfirst Day of May, in the Twenty-seventh Year of Our Reign; which Parliament hath been from that Time, by several Adjournments and Prorogations, adjourned, prorogued, and continued, to and until the Second Day of December now next coming, at Our City aforesaid, to be then there held; We, strictly enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present, at the said Day and Place, with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice; and this you may in no wise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Twentysecond Day of November, in the Thirtieth Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke and Yorke."

Then his Lordship, having, at the Table, taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes, was placed on the lower End of the Barons Bench.

Lords take the Oaths.

Francis Earl of Huntingdon, Zachary Lord Bishop of Rochester, John Lord Bishop of Bristol, John Lord Bishop of Bangor, and John Lord Boyle, took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Select Vestries regulating, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating of Select Vestries."

The Speaker reported His Majesty's Speech.

And the same being read by the Clerk:

Order for an Address.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, "To return His Majesty the Thanks of this House, for His most Gracious Speech from the Throne.

"To assure His Majesty, That, as we are sensible of the Importance of the present Crisis, and of the dangerous Consequences which may result from the unnatural Union of Councils in Europe, we are firmly resolved to promote and effectuate, to the utmost of our Power, such Measures as shall be found expedient, for vindicating the Honour of His Crown, and asserting the just Rights of His Majesty and His Subjects.

"To return His Majesty our most humble Thanks, for bringing over His Electoral Troops, at that critical Time, in Pursuance of the Desire of Parliament.

"To acknowledge, with the sincerest Gratitude, His Majesty's Pasernal Care and Solicitude for the Succour and Preservation of America; and for recommending to us the establishing such a Plan of Defence at Home, as may enable His Majesty to exert the Power of this Nation with Vigour and Success Abroad.

"To express the grateful Sense we feel of the many Blessings we enjoy under His Majesty's mild and gracious Government; and to assure His Majesty, that, not discouraged by any unprosperous Events, we will, with the greater Ardour and Alacrity, employ our most zealous Efforts to extricate His Majesty from all Difficulties, with Honour to Himself, and Prosperity to His People.

"To return the Thanks of this House to His Majesty, for the tender Regard and Attention His Majesty has shewn to the Sufferings of the poorer Sort, from the high Price of Corn; and to assure His Majesty, that we will take that Matter into our immediate Consideration, in order to provide such speedy and adequate Relief as the Nature and Importance of the Case require."

The Lords following were appointed a Committee, to prepare an Address, pursuant to the said Order:

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
Ld. Chamberlain.
D. Bedford.
D. Devonshire.
D. Argyll.
D. Newcastle.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Pembroke.
E. Holdernesse.
E. Coventry.
E. Sussex.
E. Northumberland.
L. Abp. York.
L. B. Durham.
L. B. St. Asaph.
L. B. Rochester.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Berkeley Str.
L. Cathcart.
L. Bathurst.
L. Cadogan.
L. Edgecumbe.
L. Anson.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet immediately, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure; and the Committee withdrew, to prepare the Address.

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Privy Seal reported from the Committee, "That they had prepared an Address, pursuant to the foregoing Order."

Which, being read by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House; and is as follows; videlicet,

Address reported.

"Most Gracious Sovereign,

"We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, beg Leave to return Your Majesty our humble Thanks, for Your most Gracious Speech from the Throne.

"The Importance of the present Crisis, and the dangerous Consequences which may result from the unnatural Union of Councils in Europe, are so sensibly felt by this House, that we should think ourselves wanting in Duty to Your Majesty and our Country, if we did not beg Leave to offer at Your Royal Feet our strongest Assurances, that we will, to the utmost of our Power, promote and effectuate such Measures as shall be found expedient, for vindicating the Honour of Your Crown, and asserting the just Rights of Your Majesty and Your Subjects.

"Permit us to return Your Majesty our most humble and grateful Thanks, for Your Majesty's gracious Condescension to the Request of Your Parliament, in causing a Body of Your Electoral Troops to come into this Country, at a Conjuncture so critical to its Preservation and Defence.

"With the deepest Sense of our Obligations to Your Majesty, we beg Leave to approach Your Throne, there to offer the Tribute of our warmest Gratitude, for that Paternal Care and Solicitude which Your Majesty has expressed for the Succour and Preservation of America. Nor are we less sensibly affected with Your Majesty's gracious Attention to the Safety and Honour of this Kingdom, by recommending to our Care the forming such a Plan of Defence at Home, as may enable Your Majesty to exert the Power of Great Britain with Vigour and Success Abroad.

"The many Blessings we enjoy, under Your Majesty's mild and gracious Government, call for the warmest and sincerest Acknowledgements of our Hearts, and demand, on our Part, the most firm and loyal Assurances to Your Majesty, that, not discouraged by any unprosperous Events of War, we will, with the greater Ardour and Alacrity, employ our most zealous Efforts to extricate Your Majesty from all Difficulties, with Honour and Dignity to Your Majesty's Crown, and Prosperity to Your People.

"We beg Leave to return Your Majesty the Thanks of this House, for the tender and compassionate Regard Your Majesty has shewn to the Sufferings of the poorer Sort, from the high Price of Corn; and to assure Your Majesty, that we will take that Matter into our immediate Consideration, in order to provide such speedy and adequate Relief as the Nature and Importance of the Case require."

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty by the whole House.

Ordered, That the Lords with White Staves do wait on His Majesty, humbly to know what Time His Majesty will please to appoint to be attended therewith.

Committee of Privileges.

Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Orders and Customs of the House, and Privileges of Parliament, and of the Peers of Great Britain and Lords of Parliament.

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
Ld. Chamberlain.
D. Somerset.
D. Richmond.
D. Leeds.
D. Bedford.
D. Devon.
D. Marlbrough.
D. Argyll.
D. Ancaster & Kesteven.
D. Kingston.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
D. Chandos.
D. Dorset.
M. Rockingham.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Pembroke.
E. Lincoln.
E. Exeter.
E. Warwick.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmoreland.
E. Peterborow.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Thanet.
E. Sandwich.
E. Essex.
E. Cardigan.
E. Carlisle.
E. Litchfield.
E. Holdernesse.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Rochford.
E. Albemarle.
E. Coventry.
E. Jersey.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Morton.
E. Home.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Hyndford.
E. Strafford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Tankerville.
E. Halifax.
E. Sussex.
E. Cowper.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Pomfret.
E. Waldegrave.
E. (fn. 1) Ashburnham.
E. Bath.
E. Portsmouth.
E. Powis.
E. Northumberland.
E. Temple.
E. Harcourt.
E. Hertford.
E. Guilford.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Darlington.
E. Fauconberg.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Hereford.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Abergavenny.
L. Delawar.
L. Dacre.
L. Wentworth.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Berkeley Str.
L. Cathcart.
L. Boyle.
L. Montjoy.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Romney.
L. Cadogan.
L. Talbot.
L. Edgecumbe.
L. Sandys.
L. Bruce.
L. Fortescue.

Their Lordships, or any Seven of them; to meet on Monday next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the House of Peers, and every Monday after; and to adjourn as they please.

Committee for the Journal.

Lords Sub-committees appointed to consider of the Orders and Customs of this House, and Privileges of the Peers of Great Britain and Lords of Parliament; and to peruse and perfect the Journal of this and former Sessions of Parliament.

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Somerset.
D. Richmond.
D. Argyll.
D. Kingston.
D. Portland.
M. Rockingham.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Pembroke.
E. Warwick.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmoreland.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Thanet.
E. Essex.
E. Carlisle.
E. Litchfield.
E. Rochford.
E. Jersey.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E. Cowper.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Pomfret.
E. Bath.
E. Temple.
E. Guilford.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Fauconberg.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. B. Hereford.
L. B. St. Asaph.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. Chester.
L. B. Gloucester.
L. B. Bristol.
L. B. Bangor.
L. Delawar.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Berkeley Str.
L. Cathcart.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Archer.
L. Vere.
L. Hyde.
L. Walpole.
L. Mansfield.
L. Harwich.
L. Lyttelton.

Their Lordships, or any Three of them; to meet when, where, and as often as, (fn. 2) they please.

Stoppages in the Streets, Order to prevent.

The House taking Notice, "That there is such an Interruption, by Hackney Coaches, Carts, and Drays, in the Streets and Passages between Charing Cross and The Old Palace Yard in Westminster, that the Lords and others are frequently hindered from coming to this House, to the great Inconveniency of the Members of both Houses:"

It is thereupon Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the High Steward of the City of Westminster, or his Deputy, together with the Justices of the Peace for the said City, shall, by their Care and Directions to the Constables and other Officers within the said Limits, take special Order, that no empty Hackney Coaches be suffered to make any Stay, between Whitehall and The Old Palace Yard in Westminster, from Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon until Five of the Clock in the Afternoon of the same Day, during the Sitting of this Parliament; and that no Carriages, Drays, or Carts, be permitted to pass through the said Streets and Passages, between Charing Cross and The Old Palace Yard, between the Hours aforesaid, during the Sitting of this Parliament; and herein special Care is to be taken, by the said Deputy Steward, Justices of the Peace, Constables, and all other Officers herein concerned, as the contrary will be answered to this House: And it is further Ordered, That the High Bailiff of the City of Westminster, and the Justices of the Peace for the City and Liberty thereof, or some of them, residing in Westminster, be served with the Order of this House, made this Day, for the Purposes aforesaid.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 3o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Exon.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Bangor.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Comes Holdernesse.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

His Majesty to be attended with Address.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, "That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) waited on His Majesty, humbly to know what Time His Majesty would please to appoint to be attended with the Address of this House; and that His Majesty had appointed this Day, at Half an Hour after One o'Clock, at His Palace of St. James."

Complaint of a spurious printed Paper sold as the King's Speech.

Complaint was made to the House, of a spurious and forged printed Paper, dispersed and publickly sold as the King's Speech, intituled, "His Majesty's most Gracious Speech to both Houses of Parliament, on Thursday the Second Day of December, 1756; London, Printed by T. Beskett, and by the Assigns of R. Beskett, Printer to His Majesty, 1756."

And the said Paper was read, by the Clerk.

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

E. Shannon & al. against Burton & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of the Right Honourable Henry Earl of Shannon, formerly Henry Boyle Esquire, Chancellor of the Exchequer in Ireland, the Right Honourable Henry Singleton Esquire Master of the Rolls in Ireland, the Right Honourable John Bowes Esquire Chief Baron of His Majesty's Court of Exchequer in Ireland, the Honourable Michael Ward Esquire One of the Judges of His Majesty's Court of King's Bench in Ireland, and Boleyn Whitney Esquire, surviving Trustees appointed in and by an Act of Parliament made in the said Kingdom of Ireland, in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the Creditors of the Bank lately kept by Samuel Burton and Daniel Falkiner, and of the Creditors of the Bank lately kept by Benjamin Burton, Samuel Burton, and Daniel Falkiner; and of the Creditors of the Bank lately kept by Benjamin Burton and Samuel Burton; and of the Creditors of the Bank lately kept by Benjamin Burton and Francis Harrison;" complaining of Two Decrees of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 22d of July 1754, and 14th of December 1754; and praying, "That the said Decrees, so far as they relate to the Appellants, may be reversed, varied, or rectified; and that they may have such other Relief in the Premises as the Nature of the Case shall require; and that Robert Burton, Sir Charles Burton, Rachael Burton, and the Right Honourable Mary Countess of Kildare, Bellingham Boyle, Edward Lord Bishop of Elphin, Charles Lord Archbishop of Dublin, Charles Savage, Stephen Fitzgerald, Bartholomew William Gilbert, Thomas Fitzgerald, Martha Purefoy, William Purefoy, Barbara Aylward, Ignatius Kelly, Robert Roberts, Benjamin Burton, Francis Bittdon, John Hardy, and Daniel Falkiner, may be required to put in their Answers to the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the several Persons last named may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the 7th Day of January next; and Service of this Order upon any One of the Six Clerks of the said Respondents in the said Court of Chancery in Ireland shall be deemed good Service.

Sharpe against Maxwell.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Sharpe Esquire; complaining of an Order of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 21st Day of July 1756; and praying, "That the said Order may be reversed; or that this House will grant the Appellant such Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that John Maxwell Esquire may be required to put in his Answer to the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Maxwell may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the 7th Day of January next; and Service of this Order on his Clerk in Court shall be deemed good Service.

His Majesty's Advocate against Edwards.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, on Behalf of His Majesty; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 13th of January 1756, and 13th of July 1756, made on the Behalf of John Edwards; and praying, "That the said Interlocutors may be reversed; and that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Edwards may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the 31st Day of this Instant December; and Service of this Order upon any of the Procurators or Agents of the said John Edwards shall be deemed good Service.

Moneypenny & al. against Ayton.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Mary Monnypenny, Widow of John Ayton the Younger of Kinaldie, and Sister German to Mr. David Monnypenny of Pitmilly Advocate, and of Mary and Jean Aytons, Daughters of the said John Ayton and Mary Monnypenny, and of James Ayton, formerly James Monnypenny, Second Son of the said Mr. David Monnypenny; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 25th of February 1756, and 31st of July 1756, made on the Behalf of Thomas Ayton; and praying, "That the said Interlocutors may be reversed, varied, or altered, and such other Relief given the Appellants as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the said Thomas Ayton may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the 31st Day of this Instant December; and Service of this Order upon any One of the Procurators or Agents of the said Thomas Ayton in the Court below shall be deemed good Service.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Sabbati, 4o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bangor.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Devon.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Newcastle.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Home.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Bath.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. (fn. 3) Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

His Majesty's Answer to the Address.

The Speaker reported, "That the House did Yesterday attend His Majesty, with their Address; to which His Majesty was pleased to return the following most Gracious Answer:

"My Lords,

"I return you My hearty Thanks, for this very dutiful and affectionate Address. The warm Expressions with which you repeat the Assurances of your Determination to exert yourselves in the Defence of the Rights and Possessions of My Crown give Me the greatest Satisfaction; and you may be assured, the only Use I shall make of the Confidence you repose in Me, will be to pursue such Measures as the present critical Conjuncture renders necessary for the Welfare and Prosperity of My Kingdoms."

Ordered, That the said Address, with His Majesty's most Gracious Answer thereunto, be forthwith printed and published.

His Majesty's Advocate against Fraser.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Robert Dundass Esquire, His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, on Behalf of His Majesty; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 8th of March 1754, and 8th of July 1756, made on the Behalf of Thomas Fraser Younger of Gortuleg; and praying, "That the said Interlocutors may be reversed or varied; and that His Majesty may have such Relief in the Premises as to this House shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the said Thomas Fraser may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Saturday the First Day of January next; and Service of this Order on any One of the Counsel or Agents of the said Thomas Fraser in the Court below shall be deemed good Service.

M. of Tweeddale and His Majesty's Advocate against Dundass.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Marquis of Tweeddale, and of Robert Dundass Esquire, His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, on Behalf of His Majesty; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, as Commissioners appointed by Act of Parliament, for Plantation of Kirks, Valuation and Sale of Tiends, of the 25th of July 1753, and 14th of January 1756, made on the Behalf of John Dundass of Newhall; and praying, "That the said Interlocutors may be reversed or varied; and that the Appellants may have such Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Dundass may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Saturday the First Day of January next; and Service of this Order upon the Counsel, Agent, or Agents, of the said John Dundass, before the Court of Session in Scotland, as Commissioners for Plantation of Kirks and Valuation of Tiends, shall be deemed good Service.

M. of Tweeddale and His Majesty's Advocate against Anstruther.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Marquis of Tweeddale, and of Robert Dundass Esquire, His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, on Behalf of His Majesty; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, as Commissioners appointed by Act of Parliament, for Plantation of Kirks, Valuation and Sale of Tiends, of the 13th of February 1751, and 17th of July 1751, made on the Behalf of Philip Anstruther of Inverkeithing; and praying, "That the said Interlocutors may be reversed or varied; and that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the said Philip Anstruther may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Saturday the First Day of January next; and Service of this Order upon the Counsel, Agent, or Agents, of the said Philip Anstruther, before the Court of Session in Scotland, as Commissioners for Plantation of Kirks and Valuation of Tiends, shall be deemed good Service.

E. Crawfurd & al. against Glasford & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of George Earl of Crawfurd and Lindesay, and Hew Crawfurd of Calderhaugh Writer in Edinburgh; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 18th of June 1756, made on the Behalf of James Glasfurd Shipmaster in Borrowstownness and John Ure; and praying, "That the said Interlocutor may be reversed or varied; and that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the said James Glasfurd and John Ure may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Saturday the First Day of January next; and Service of this Order upon any of their Agents or Procurators before the Court of Session in Scotland shall be deemed good Service.

Sutherland & al. Magistrates of Kirkwall against Graham & al. Inhabitants of Stromness.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Doctor Hugh Sutherland Treasurer of the Borough of Kirkwall in Orkneys, and of the Magistrates, Town Counsellors, and Community, of the said Borough, with Concurrence of the Agent for the Royal Boroughs, for their Interest; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 16th of July 1755, and 24th of February 1756, made on the Behalf of Alexander Graham and others, Inhabitants of the Village of Stromness; and praying, "That the said Interlocutors may be reversed or varied; and that an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary of the 14th of January 1752, and also an Interlocutor of the said Lords of Session of the 11th of December 1755, may be affirmed; and that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the said Alex'r Graham and other Inhabitants of the Village of Stromness may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Saturday the First Day of January next; and Service of this Order upon their Counsel or Agents in the Court below shall be deemed good Service.

Col. J Ross against A. Ross & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Colonel James Ross of Balnagowan; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 27th of February 1756; and also of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session, of the 29th of July and 11th of August 1756; and praying, "That the said Interlocutors may be reversed or varied; and that this House will give the Appellant such Relief in the Premises as to the House in their Lordships great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that Alexander Ross of Pitcalny, David Ross Writer in Edinburgh his Trustee, and Robert Dundass Esquire His Majesty's Advocate for His Majesty's Interest, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Alexander Ross, David Ross, and His Majesty's said Advocate, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Saturday the First Day of January next; and Service of this Order upon their Counsel or Agents in the Court below shall be deemed good Service.

Woodley to revive Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition of Francis Woodley Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which John Cue, Roger Bernard Esquire, and others, are Respondents, which stands appointed for hearing; setting forth, "That, on the 16th of August last, the said Respondent Roger Bernard died intestate, leaving Roger Bernard his only Son and Heir, an Infant of about the Age of Fourteen Years, against whom, the Petitioner is advised, it is necessary for him to revive his said Appeal, before the same can be regularly brought to an Hearing;" and therefore praying, "That the said Appeal may stand revived against the said Roger Bernard the Son; and that he may be required to put in his Answer thereto, by his Guardian; and that, in the mean Time, the said Hearing may be postponed:"

It is Ordered, That the said Appeal do stand revived, against the said Roger Bernard, the Infant Son of the deceased Respondent, as desired; and that he, by his Guardian, do put in his Answer thereto in Five Weeks; and that, in the mean Time, the said Hearing be postponed accordingly.

Address for an Embargo upon all Ships laden with Corn, &c.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, "That He will be graciously pleased to order an Embargo to be forthwith laid upon all Ships laden, or to be laden, with Corn, Grain, Meal, Flour, Bread, Biscuit, or Starch, to be exported to Foreign Parts."

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

Complaint of a forged printed Paper sold as the King's Speech:

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into further Consideration the Matter of the Complaint made Yesterday, of a spurious and forged printed Paper, dispersed and publickly sold as His Majesty's Speech to both Houses of Parliament:

The House was informed, "That there were some Persons attending without, who could give Evidence relating to the printing and publishing of the said printed Paper."

And thereupon John Spenceley, Anne Rivington, Jane Lawson, and John Miller, were severally called in; and examined, upon Oath, in relation thereto.

And it appearing, upon the said Examination, "That George King a Bookseller in Hannover Street Long Acre, and James Howe a Printer who lives in the same House with the said George King, were concerned in printing and publishing the said spurious and forged printed Paper:"

The Paper censured:

Resolved, That the said printed Paper, intituled, His Majesty's most Gracious Speech to both Houses of Parliament, on Thursday the 2d Day of December, 1756; London, Printed by T. Beskett, and by the Assigns of R. Besket, Printer to His Majesty, 1756." is an audacious Forgery, and a false, scandalous, and infamous Libel, a high Contempt of His Majesty, His Crown and Dignity, and a notorious Violation of the Privileges of Parliament; tending to poison the Minds of the People, and to create and foment Jealousies and Animosities amongst His Majesty's good Subjects in this Time of common Danger.

Ordered to be burnt by the Common Hangman.

Resolved, That, in Abhorrence and Detestation of such abominable and seditious Practices, One of the said printed Papers be burnt, by the Hands of the Common Hangman, in The New Palace Yard Westminster, on Wednesday the 8th Day of this Instant December, at One of the Clock in the Afternoon; and that another of the said printed Papers be burnt, by the Hands of the Common Hangman, before The Royal Exchange in London, on Friday the 10th Day of this Instant December, at the same Hour; and that the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex do attend at the said Times and Places respectively, and cause the same to be burnt there accordingly.

Ordered, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House do forthwith attach the Bodies of the said James Howe and George King, for their said Offence; and keep them in safe Custody, till the further Order of this House; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.

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

Ordered, That the Matter of the said Complaint be taken into further Consideration on Wednesday the 15th Day of this Instant December; and that the Lords be summoned.

Ordered, That the abovesaid Resolutions and Orders be forthwith printed and published.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein John Law and others are Appellants, and Lilias Law, Bethia Brebner, and others, are Respondents, which stands appointed to be heard on Wednesday next, be put off to Friday the 17th Instant; and that the other Causes be removed in Course.

Appeals may be prosecuted within Eight Days after the next Sitting of the House.

Whereas, by the Rules and Standing Orders of this House, the Parties in all such Appeals as are left depending at the End of any Session of Parliament, except such as stand appointed for Hearing, are required to make Application for bringing on the same within Eight Days, to be accounted from and after the First Day of the next Session or Meeting of Parliament; otherwise the same are to stand dismissed:

It is Ordered, That the Parties in all such Appeals as are now depending may be at Liberty to make their Application for bringing on the same within Eight Days, to be accounted from and after the next Sitting Day of the House.

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

1 Origin. Asburnham.
2 Origin. you.
3 Origin. Edecumbe.