House of Lords Journal Volume 29
May 1757, 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 29: May 1757, 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 29: 1756-1760 (1767-1830), pp. 150-165. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114429 Date accessed: 29 August 2014.


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May 1757, 11-20

DIE Mercurii, 11o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Landaven.
Dux Devon.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Ancaster & Kest'n, Mag. Cam. Ang.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Italian Thrown Silk, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Importation of fine organzined Italian Thrown Silk."

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. Elde and Mr. Burroughs:

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

Wimeswould Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Commons or Wastes, and also several Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Waste Grounds, lying within the Manor of Wimeswould, in the County of Leicester."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

Brentford Bridge, Bill:

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge, or Bridges, cross the River of Thames, from a certain Place in Old Brentford in the Parish of Ealing in the County of Middlesex, known by the Name of Smith or Smith's Hill, to the opposite Shore in the County of Surrey."

The King's Consent signified.

The Earl of Holdernesse acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the said Bill, was pleased to consent (as far as the Interest of the Crown is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Wrexham and other Roads, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Roads from the Town of Wrexham in the County of Denbigh, to Pentre Bridge in the County of Flint, and from the Town of Mold to Northop, Holywell, and Rhuddlan, in the same County, and from thence to The Ferry-house opposite to the Town of Conway in the County of (fn. 1) Carnarvon, and from Ruthin to the said Town of Mold."

Newsam to take the Name of Craggs, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable James Newsam Esquire and his Issue to take and use the Surname of Craggs."

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

D. Devon.
D. Argyll.
D. Dorset.
E. Warwick.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Holdernesse.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Halifax.
E. Egremont.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Fauconberg.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Ducie.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Lyttelton.

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.

Monypenny & al. against Ayton.

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Mary Monypenny Widow of John Ayton the Younger of Kinaldie and Sister German to Mr. David Monnypenny of Pitmillie Advocate, and of Mary and Jean Aytons Daughters of the said John Ayton and Mary Monypenny, and of James Ayton formerly James Monnypenny Second Son of the said 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 same might be reversed, varied, or altered, and such other Relief given the Appellants as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom should seem meet:" As also upon the Answer of the said Thomas Ayton put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutors complained of in the said Appeal be, and the same are hereby, reversed: And it is further Ordered, That the Defences made by the Appellants, founded upon the Construction of the Deed of Nomination of the 15th of October 1672, and upon Prescription, be sustained; and that the said Appellants be assoilzied from this Suit.

No Causes to be heard this Session, after the Earl of Caithness.

Ordered, That this House will hear no more Causes, during this Session, after that wherein Alexander Earl of Caithness is Appellant, and Margaret Countess of Caithness is Respondent, which stands appointed for Tuesday next.

Adjourn.

Dominus Sandys declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, duodecimum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 12o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Landaven.
Dux Devon.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Poulett.
Comes Home.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Spalding Road, Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from Spalding High Bridge, through Littleworth, and by Frognall, and over James Deeping Stone Bridge, in the County of Lincoln, to Maxey Outgang in the County of Northampton, adjoining to the High Road there."

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

D. Devon.
D. Argyll.
E. Warwick.
E. Denbigh.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E. Halifax.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Guilford.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Darlington.
E. Fauconberg.
Viscount Say & Sele.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Ducie.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Lyttelton.

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.

Wrexham and other Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Roads from the Town of Wrexham in the County of Denbigh, to Pentre Bridge in the County of Flint, and from the Town of Mold to Northop, Holywell, and Rhuddlan, in the same County; and from thence to The Ferry-house opposite the Town of Conway in the County of Carnarvon, and from Ruthin to the said Town of Mold."

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

Brentford Bridge, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge, or Bridges, cross the River of Thames, from a certain Place in Old Brentford in the Parish of Ealing in the County of Middl'x, known by the Name of Smith or Smith's Hill, to the opposite Shore in the County of Surry."

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

Sharpe against Maxwell Lord Farnham.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein William Sharpe Esquire is Appellant, and John Lord Farnham of the Kingdom of Ireland Respondent:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be adjourned till To-morrow.

Encouragement of Seamen in the Navy, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of Seamen employed in the Royal Navy; and for establishing a regular Method for the punctual, frequent, and certain Payment of their Wages; and for enabling them more easily and readily to remit the same, for the Support of their Wives and Families; and for preventing Frauds and Abuses attending such Payments;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Message from H. C. to return North Mims and Northaw Boundaries, D. of Leeds & al. Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to ascertain, establish, and confirm, the Boundaries of the Manors and Parishes of North Mims and Northaw, so far as the same (fn. 2) extend to and upon the several Commons called North Mims and Northaw Common, in the County of Hertford;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with One Amendment, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Poole Road, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Richard Lyttelton and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, for repairing and widening several Roads leading from a Gate called Poole Gate, in the Town and County of Poole;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Message from H. C. to return the Covernors of Charterhouse Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Governors of the Hospital of King James, founded in Charter-house, to sell and convey the Manor of Blacktoft, and divers Lands and Tenements in the County of York; and for laying out the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of other Lands and Tenements, for the Benefit of the said Hospital;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Ward's Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Guardian of Charles Ward, an Infant, to sell and convey Part of his Estate in the County of Warwick, pursuant to an Agreement with the Right Honourable Francis Earl Brooke; and for applying the Purchasemoney in Discharge of Encumbrances affecting the same;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Wimeswould Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Willoughby Aston and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Commons or Wastes, and also several Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Waste Grounds, lying within the Manor of Wimeswould, in the County of Leicester;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Bath, paving and lighting the Streets, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for cleansing, paving, and enlightening, the Streets of the City of Bath and Liberties thereof; and for regulating the Chairmen; and also for the keeping a sufficient and wellregulated Watch in the Night-time, in the said City and Liberties; and to oblige all Owners of Houses and other Buildings within the said City and Liberties to bring down the Water from the Roofs of their Houses and other Buildings, by proper Pipes, down the Sides or Walls of such Houses and Buildings; and also to oblige all Coal Carriages to pass by the Borough Walls of the said City, during the Night Season;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Messages from H. C. to return Aynscomb's Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the settled Estates of Lillie Smith Aynscombe Esquire and Valentina his Wife in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying the Money arising by such Sale, in the Purchase of other Freehold Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, to be settled and limited to the like Uses; and for other Purposes in the said Act mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Davison's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting divers Messuages, Lands, and Tenements, Part of the Real Estate of George Davison, deceased, in Trustees, to enable them to convey the same to the Purchasers or Mortgagees thereof, or unto such other Person or Persons as the Court of Chancery shall direct; and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Ld. Carbery's Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Causes on the Two Appeals of George Lord Corbery, which stand appointed to be heard To-morrow, be put off till Monday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 13o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Landaven.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Home.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Fauconberg.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

North Mims and Northaw Boundaries, D. of Leeds & al. Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendment made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to ascertain, establish, and confirm, the Boundaries of the Manors and Parishes of North Mims and Northaw, so far as the same (fn. 3) extend to and upon the several Commons called North Mims, and Northaw Common, in the County of Hertford."

And the said Amendment, being read Three Times by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Harris, to acquaint them therewith.

Poole Road, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, for repairing and widening several Roads leading from a Gate called Poole Gate, in the Town and County of Poole."

Bath. paving and lighting the Streets, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for cleansing, paving, and lightening, the Streets of the City of Bath and Liberties thereof; and for regulating the Chairmen; and also for the keeping a sufficient and well-regulated Watch in the Night-time, in the said City and Liberties; and to oblige all Owners of Houses and other Buildings within the said City and Liberties, to bring down the Water, from the Roofs of their Houses and other Buildings, by proper Pipes, down the Sides or Walls of such Houses and Buildings; and also to oblige all Coal Carriages to pass by the Borough Walls of the said City, during the Night Season."

Encouragement of Seamen in the Navy, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of Seamen employed in the Royal Navy; and for establishing a regular Method for the punctual, frequent, and certain, Payment of their Wages; and for enabling them more easily and readily to remit the same, for the Support of their Wives and Families; and for preventing Frauds and Abuses attending such Payments."

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Blackborn's Petition, against Brentford Bridge Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of Levett Blackborne Esquire; taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, for building a Bridge or Bridges cross the River Thames at Brentford, to the opposite Shore in the County of Surrey; and alleging, "That the Petitioner is seised in Fee of several Houses, Gardens, and Lands, on and about Kew Green, in the said County of Surrey, in the Occupation of His Majesty, under very considerable Rents; and that he is apprehensive, should the said Bill pass into a Law, he would be greatly injured in his Property;" and therefore praying, "That he may be heard, by Counsel, against the said Bill, or have such Relief therein as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lords Committees to whom the said Bill stands committed; and that the Petitioner may be heard, by Counsel, against the said Bill, before the said Committee, if he thinks fit; as may also Counsel be heard for the said Bill, at the same Time.

Sharpe against Maxwell Lord Farnham:

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon 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 same might be reversed; and that the Plea put in by the Appellant, to the Bill exhibited in the said Court by John Maxwell Esquire now Lord Farnham in the Kingdom of Ireland, might be allowed, or that this House would grant the Appellant such Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom should seem meet:" As also upon the Answer of the said John Lord Farnham put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Judgement reversed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Order complained of in the said Appeal be, and the same is hereby, reversed; and that the said Plea be al lowed with Costs in the said Court of Chancery of Ireland, according to the Course of that Court; and that the said Court of Chancery do give all the proper Directions for carrying this Order into Execution.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 16o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Poulett.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Home.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Fauconberg.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

D. of Leeds takes the Oaths.

Thomas Duke of Leeds took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; his Grace having first delivered a Certificate of his receiving the Sacrament, to the Truth whereof Witnesses were sworn and examined.

Spalding Road, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from Spalding High Bridge, through Littleworth, and by Frognall, and over James Deeping Stone Bridge, in the County of Lincoln, to Maxey Outgang in the County of Northampton, adjoining to the High Road there," 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."

Newsam to take the Name of Craggs, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable James Newsam Esquire and his Issue to take and use the Surname of Craggs," 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.

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, 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 following:

D. Leeds.
D. Bedford.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
E. Warwick.
E. Sandwich.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Coventry.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Halifax.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Fauconberg.
V. Say & Sele.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Delawar.
L. Ward.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Walpole.

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

Bath, paving and lighting the Streets, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for cleansing, paving, and lightening, the Streets of the City of Bath and Liberties thereof; and for regulating the Chairmen; and also for the keeping a susficient and well-regulated Watch in the Night-time in the said City and Liberties; and to oblige all Owners of Houses and other Buildings within the said City and Liberties, to bring down the Water from the Roofs of their Houses and other Buildings, by proper Pipes, down the Sides or Walls of such Houses and Buildings; and also to oblige all Coal Carriages to pass by the Borough Walls of the said City during the Night Season."

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.

Lords to be summoned.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned, to attend the Service of the House To-morrow.

Ld. Carbery against Weston & al:

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of George Lord Baron of Carbery in the Kingdom of Ireland; complaining of a Decretal Order of the Court of Chancery in the said Kingdom, of the 16th of July 1755; and of a Decree of the same Court, of the 20th of February 1756; and praying, "That the said Order and Decree might be reversed or varied; and that the Appellant might have such Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom should seem meet:" As also upon the Answer of Edward Weston Esquire, Benjamin Bulkeley Doctor in Divinity, Thomas Michell Clerk, John Peters, Thomas Waite Esquire and Lucy his Wife, and Joseph Brand Esquire, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Judgement.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the said Order and Decree therein complained of be, and the same are hereby, affirmed: And it is further Ordered, That the Appellant do pay, or cause to be paid, to the Respondents, the Sum of Eighty Pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain, for their Costs in respect of the said Appeal.

March, Wimblington, and other Fens, to drain, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands, Low Grounds, and Commons, in the Townships or Hamlets of March and Wimblington, and in the Parish of Upwell, in the Isle of Ely and County of Cambridge;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ramsey and other Fen Lands, to drain, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands, and Low Grounds, in the several Parishes of Ramsey, Bury, Wistow, Warboys, Farceitt, Standground, and Water Newton, in the County of Huntingdon, and of Doddington in the Isle of Ely and County of Cambridge;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House."

Wiggenhall Fen Lands to drain, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for draining and preserving certain Marsh and Fen Lands, in the Parish of Wiggenhall Saint Mary Magdalen, in the County of Norfolk;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were severally read the First Time.

Ld Carbery against Wilson:

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of George Lord Baron of Carbery in the Kingdom of Ireland; complaining of a Decretal Order of the Court of Chancery in the said Kingdom, of the 10th of July 1755, and of a Decree of the same Court of the 20th of February 1756; and praying, "That the said Order and Decree might be reversed or varied; and that the Appellant might have such Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom should seem meet:" As also upon the Answer of Thomas Wilson Esquire put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Judgement.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the said Order and Decree therein complained of be, and the same are hereby affirmed: And it is further Ordered, That the Appellant do pay, or cause to be paid, to the said Respondent, the Sum of Eighty Pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain, for his Costs in respect of the said Appeal.

To prevent Cheats, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Punishment of Persons who shall attain, or attempt to attain, Possession of Goods or Money by false or untrue Pretences; for preventing the unlawful pawning of Goods; for the easy Redemption of Goods pawned; and for preventing gaming in Publick Houses, by Journeymen, Labourers, Servants, and Apprentices;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

E. Caithness against Countess Caithness.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Alexander Earl of Caithness is Appellant, and Margaret Countess of Caithness is Respondent, which is appointed to be heard To-morrow, be put off to Wednesday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 17 Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Landaven.
Comes Granville, Præses.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Rutland, Senescallus.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulett.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Home.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Buckingham.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

D. of Grafton takes his Seat.

This Day Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton sat first in Parliament, after the Death of his Grandfather Charles Duke of Grafton; his Grace having first, at the Table, taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Wrexham and other Roads; Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Roads from the Town of Wrexham in the County of Denbigh, to Pentre Bridge in the County of Flint, and from the Town of Mold to Northop, Holywell, and Rhuddlan, in the same County, and from thence to The Ferry-house opposite the Town of Conway in the County of (fn. 4) Carnarvon, and from Ruthin to the said Town of Mold," 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."

Spalding Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from Spalding High Bridge, through Littleworth, and by Frognall, and over James Deeping Stone Bridge, in the County of Lincoln, to Maxey Outgang in the County of Northampton, adjoining to the High Road there."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Newsam to take the Name of Craggs, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable James Newsam Esquire and his Issue to take and use the Surname of Craggs."

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 Two preceding Bills:

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

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

March and Wimblington Fens to drain, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands, Low Grounds, and Commons, in the Townships or Hamlets of March and Wimblington, and in the Parish of Upwell, in the Isle of Ely and County of Cambridge."

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

D. Leeds.
D. Bedford.
D. Argyll.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Lincoln.
E. Warwick.
E. Denbigh.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Litchfield.
E. Home.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Hyndford.
E. Halifax.
E. Egremont.
E. Guilford.
E. Cornwallis.
V. Say & Sele.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Delawar.
L. Ward.
L. Foley.
L. Ducie.
L. Edgecumbe.
L. Walpole.

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.

Bills passed by Commission.

The Speaker acquainted the House, "That His Majesty had been pleased to grant a Commission to his Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland, and several Lords therein named, for declaring His Royal Assent to several Acts agreed upon by both Houses."

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Then Three of the Lords Commissioners, in their Robes, being seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack; the Lord Sandys Speaker in the Middle; with the Duke of Bedford on his Right Hand; and the Duke of Dorset on his Left; commanded the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the Commons, "That the Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House, to hear the Commission read."

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Sandys said,

"My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

His Majesty, not thinking sit to be personally present here at this Time, has been pleased to cause a Commission to be issued under the Great Seal, and thereby given His Royal Assent to divers Acts, which have been agreed upon by both Houses, the Titles whereof are particularly mentioned; and, by the said Commission, hath commanded us, in His Absence, to declare and notify His Royal Assent to the said several Acts in this House, in the Presence of you the Lords and Commons assembled for that Purpose: Which Commission you will now hear read."

And the same was read accordingly, 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 Right Well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our Trusty and Well-beloved the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Boroughs, of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting. Whereas We have seen, and perfectly understood, divers and sundry Acts, agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and the Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue; (that is to say,) "An Act for the Importation of fine organzined Italian Thrown Silk:" "An Act for making the River Ivel and the Branches thereof navigable, from the River Ouze at Tempsford in the County of Bedford, to Shotling Mill otherwise called Burnt Mill in the Parish of Hitchin in the County of Hertford, and to Black Horse Mill in the Parish of Bygrave in the said County of Hertford, and to the South and North Bridges in the Town of Shefford in the said County of Bedford:" "An Act to ascertain, establish, and confirm, the Boundaries of the Manors and Parishes of North Mims and Northaw, so far as the same (fn. 5) extend to and upon the several Commons called North Mims and Northaw Common, in the County of Hertford:" "An Act to enable the Governors of the Hospital of King James, founded in Charter-house, to sell and convey the Manor of Blacktost, and divers Lands and Tenements, in the County of York; and for laying out the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of other Lands and Tenements, for the Benefit of the said Hospital:" "An Act to enable the Guardian of Charles Ward, and Infant, to sell and convey Part of his Estate in the County of Warwick, pursuant to an Agreement with the Right Honourable Francis Earl Brooke; and for applying the Purchase-money in Discharge of Encumbrances affecting the same:" "An Act for carrying into Execution Articles of Agreement, entered into before, and in Consideration of, the Marriage of Crispe Molineux Esquire with Katherine Montgomerie his now Wife:" "An Act for vesting the settled Estates of Lillie Smith Aynscombe Esquire and Valentina his Wife in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Freehold Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, to be settled and limited to the like Uses; and for other Purposes in the said Act mentioned:" "An Act for vesting Part of the Real Estate of Henry Chivers Vince Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, for raising Money, to discharge the Debts and Encumbrances directed to be paid by a Decree of the Court of Chancery:" "An Act for vesting divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, Part of the Real Estate late of George Davison, deceased, in Trustees, to enable them to convey the same to the Purchasers or Mortgagees thereof, or unto such other Person or Persons as the Court of Chancery shall direct:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, lying within the Parish or Township of Morton, otherwise Morton Morrell, in the County of Warwick:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Commons or Wastes, and also several Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Waste Grounds, lying within the Manor of Wimeswould, in the County of Leicester:" And albeit the said Acts by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled are fully agreed and consented unto; yet, nevertheless, the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law, without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts. And forasmuch as, for divers Causes and Considerations, We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same; and, by the same, do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions, therein contained; and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; willing, that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence, and Provision, therein contained, from henceforth, shall be of the same Strength, Force, and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly, in the Presence of you all, assented to the same. And We do, by these Presents, declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern; commanding also, by these Presents, Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Sir John Willes Knight Chief Justice of Our Court of Common Pleas, Our Trusty and Well-beloved Sir Sidney Stafford Smythe Knight One of the Barons of Our Court of Exchequer, and Sir John Eardley Wilmot Knight One of the Justices of Our Court of King's Bench, Commissioners for the Custody of Our Great Seal of Great Britain; to seal these Our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; and also commanding Our most Dear and Entirely beloved Son and Faithful Counsellor William Duke of Cumberland, the most Reverend Father in God Our Right Trusty and Wellbeloved Counsellor Mathew Archbishop of Canterbury Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors John Earl Granville President of Our Council, Granville Leveson Earl Gower Keeper of Our Privy Seal, Our Right Trusty and Right Entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors John Duke of Rutland Steward of Our Household, John Duke of Bedford Lioutenant General and General Governor of Our Kingdom of Ireland, William Duke of Devonshire First Commissioner of Our Treasury, Charles Duke of Marlborough Master General of Our Ordnance, Archibald Duke of Argyll, Lionel Cranfield Duke of Dorset Master of Our Horse, Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors Daniel Earl of Winchilsea and Nottingham First Commissioner of Our Admiralty, Robert Earl of Holdernesse One of Our Principal Secretaries of State, William Henry Earl of Rochford Groom of Our Stole, and Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Samuel Lord Sandys, or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent, in Our Absence, in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts with such Terms and Words, in Our Name, as is requisite and hath been accustomed for the same, and also to enrol these Our Letters Patent and the said Acts in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf. And finally We do declare and will, that, after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted, good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament and Laws, to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing, or Things, to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

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

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

"Yorke & Yorke."

Then the Lord Sandys further said,

"In Obedience to His Majesty's Commands, and by virtue of the Commission which has been now read, we do declare and notify to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons in Parliament assembled, that His Majesty hath given His Royal Assent to the several Acts in the Commission mentioned; and the Clerks are required to pass the same in the usual Form and Words."

Then the Clerk of the Crown, at the Table, read the Titles of the Bills to be passed, severally, as follow:

"1. An Act for the Importation of fine organzined Italian Thrown Silk."

"2. An Act for making the River Ivel and the Branches thereof navigable, from the River Ouze at Tempsford in the County of Bedford, to Shotling Mill otherwise called Burnt Mill in the Parish of Hitchin in the County of Hertford, and to Black Horse Mill, in the Parish of Bygrave in the said County of Hertford, and to the South and North Bridges in the Town of Shefford in the said County of Bedford."

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, severally, by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words;

"Le Roy le veult."

"3. An Act to ascertain, establish, and confirm, the Boundaries of the Manors and Parishes of North Mims and Northaw, so far as the same (fn. 6) extend to and upon the several Commons called North Mims and Northaw Common, in the County of Hertford."

"4. An Act to enable the Governors of the Hospital of King James, founded in Charter-house, to sell and convey the Manor of Blacktoft, and divers Lands and Tenements, in the County of York; and for laying out the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of other Lands and Tenements, for the Benefit of the said Hospital."

"5. An Act to enable the Guardian of Charles Ward, an Infant, to sell and convey Part of his Estate in the County of Warwick, pursuant to an Agreement with the Right Honourable Francis Earl Brooke; and for applying the Purchase-money in Discharge of Encumbrances affecting the same."

"6. An Act for carrying into Execution Articles of Agreement, entered into before, and in Consideration of, the Marriage of Crispe Molineux Esquire with Katherine Montgomerie his now Wife."

"7. An Act for vesting the settled Estates of Lillie Smith Aynscombe Esquire and Valentina his Wife in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Freehold Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, to be settled and limited to the like Uses; and for other Purposes in the said Act mentioned."

"8. An Act for vesting Part of the Real Estate of Henry Chivers Vince Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, for raising Money to discharge the Debts and Encumbrances directed to be paid by a Decree of the Court of Chancery."

"9. An Act for vesting divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, Part of the Real Estate late of George Davison, deceased, in Trustees, to enable them to convey the same to the Purchasers or Mortgagees thereof, or unto such other Person or Persons as the Court of Chancery shall direct."

"10. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, lying within the Parish or Township of Morton, otherwise Morton Morrell, in the County of Warwick.

"11. An Act for dividing and enclosing several Commons or Wastes, and also several Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Waste Grounds, lying within the Manor of Wimeswould, in the County of Leicester."

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, severally, by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words; (videlicet,)

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then the Commons withdrew.

And the House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Captors of Prizes, Relief of, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief and Encouragement of the Captors of Prizes, with respect to the bringing and landing Prize Goods in this Kingdom," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ramsey and other Fen Lands, to drain, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds, in the several Parishes of Ramsey, Bury, Wistow, Warboys, Farceitt, Standground, and Water Newton, in the County of Huntingdon, and of Doddington in the Isle of Ely and County of Cambridge."

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.

Wiggenhall Fen Lands, to drain, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for draining and preserving certain Marsh and Fen Lands and Low Grounds, in the Parish of Wiggenhall Saint Mary Magdalen, in the County of Norfolk."

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.

South Level Fen Lands to drain, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Turner and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands, lying in the South Level, Part of the Great Level of the Fens, commonly called Bedford Level, between Brandon River and Sams's Cut Drain; and for empowering the Governor, Bailiffs, and Commonalty, of the Company of Conservators of the said Great Level to sell certain Lands within the said Limits, commonly called Invested Lands;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from the King:

The Earl of Holdernesse acquainted the House, "That he had a Message from His Majesty, under His Royal Sign Manual, which His Majesty had commanded him to deliver to their Lordships."

And the same was read by the Speaker, and is as follows:

"GEORGE R.

"His Majesty, relying on the experienced Zeal and Affection of the House of Lords; and considering that, in this critical Conjuncture, Emergencies may arise, which may be of the utmost Importance, and be attended with the most pernicious Consequences, if proproper Means should not immediately be applied to prevent or defeat them; hopes that He shall have the Concurrence and Support of this House, in all Measures which His Majesty may judge proper or necessary to take, in order to frustrate or defeat the Designs or Enterprizes of His Enemies; and as the Exigency of Affairs may require.

"G. R."

Proposal for an Address thereupon.

Moved, "That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to return Him the Thanks of this House, for His most Gracious Message; and to express our most grateful Sense of His Majesty's Royal Wisdom and Paternal Care, to be prepared against any dangerous Emergencies that in the present Posture of Affairs may happen to arise; and to give His Majesty the strongest Assurances, that this House will zealously and chearfully support Him in taking all such Measures as may conduce most effectually to frustrate or defeat the Designs or Enterprizes of His Enemies, and as the Exigency of Affairs in this most critical Conjuncture may require."

And a Question being stated thereupon:

After Debate;

Motion for an Amendment to it, disagreed to.

It was proposed, "After the Word ["Enemies"], to leave out ["and as the Exigency of Affairs in this most critical Conjuncture may require"]; and, instead thereof, insert ["against His Majesty's Kingdoms"]."

Which being objected to:

The Question was put, "Whether the Words ["and as the Exigency of Affairs in this most critical Conjuncture may require"] shall stand Part of the Question."

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Address ordered.

Then it was Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, "To return Him the Thanks of this House, for His most Gracious Message; and to express our most grateful Sense of His Majesty's Royal Wisdom and Paternal Care, to be prepared against any dangerous Emergencies that in the present Posture of Affairs may happen to arise; and to give His Majesty the strongest Assurances that this House will zealously and chearfully support Him in all such Measures as may conduce most effectually to frustrate or defeat the Designs or Enterprizes of His Enemies, and as the Exigency of Affairs in this most critical Conjuncture may require."

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

Adjourn.

Ds. Sandys declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, decimum octavum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 18o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Landaven.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Rutland, Senescallus.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Poulett.
Comes Home.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Weymouth.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Brentford Bridge, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge, or Bridges, cross the River of Thames, from a certain Place in Old Brentford in the Parish of Ealing in the County of Middlesex, known by the Name of Smith or Smith's Hill, to the opposite Shore in the County of Surry," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and had also considered the Petition of Levett Blackborne Esquire, which was referred to the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto."

Which Amendment was read by the Clerk, as follows:

"Pr. 27. L. 25 and 26. After the Word ["notwithstanding"], insert ["Provided always, That nothing in this Act contained shall extend, or be construed to extend, to authorize or empower the said Robert Tunstall, his Heirs or Assigns, to take down, demolish, spoil, or damage, any of the Houses or Buildings of, or belonging to, Levett Blackborne Esquire, situate and being in the Hamlet of Kew aforesaid, called or known by the Names of The Great House, Sir Charles Eyre's House, Sir John Brown's House, and The Old Ferry House, respectively, heretofore comprized in any Lease or Leases to Her late Majesty Queen Caroline, or now in Lease or Contract to His present Majesty or His Trustees, or any of the Walls or Fences of or belonging to the same Houses or Buildings respectively, or any Gardens or Grounds contained within the said Walls or Fences; nor to build or erect, on the Ground of the said Levett Blackborne, any Building or Erection whatsoever, other than the Abutment of such Bridge or Bridges, and a Toll-house at the Foot of the said Bridge, and Posts and Rails for the Security of the same, and of the Abutment of the said Bridge or Bridges, such Tollhouse not to be more than Twelve Feet in Height including the Roof, nor more than Twelve Feet Square."

And the said Amendment, being read a Second Time, was agreed to by the House.

The King's Answer to Address.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, "That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) presented to His Majesty the Address of this House of Yesterday; and that in Answer thereto, His Majesty was pleased to say,

"That He thanks the House of Lords, for this dutiful and affectionate Address, and for the Trust they have reposed in Him."

E. Caithness against Countess Caithness:

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Alexander Earl of Caithness; complaining of certain Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 5th, 24th, and 26th, of February 1757; and also of an Interlocutor of the said Lords; of the 10th of March 1757, in so far as it allows the Decrees formerly pronounced to be extracted for the Half Year's Aliment payable at Martinmas last; and praying, "That the said Interlocutors might be reversed or varied; and that this House would give the Appellant such other Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom should seem meet:" As also upon the Answer of Margaret Countess of Caithness put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors affirmed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the said several Interlocutors therein complained of be, and the same are hereby, affirmed: And it is further Ordered, That the Appellant do pay, or cause to be paid, to the said Respondent, the Sum of One Hundred Pounds, for her Costs in respect of the said Appeal.

Thames and Medway Fisheries, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Preservation and Improvement of the Spawn and Fry of Fish in the River of Thames and Waters of Medway, and for the better regulating the Fishery thereof," 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 made several Amendments thereto."

Which Amendments were read by the Clerk, as follow:

Pr. 4. L. 6. Leave out ["causing some Mark of Distinction, by Name, Figure, or otherwise, to be placed on every Boat, Vessel, or Craft, which shall"]; and, instead thereof, insert ["obliging every Common Fisherman, Drudgerman, or other such Person who shall fish with a Boat, Vessel, or Craft"]."

"L. 12. Leave out ["be used by every Common Fisherman or Drudgerman, in fishing or drudging"].

"L. 16. After ["aforesaid"], insert ["to have on his Boat, Vessel, or Craft, both his Christian and Surname, and also the Name of the Parish or Place in which he dwelleth, painted in legible and large Characters in some convenient Place where any one may see and read the same"].

"L. 17. Leave out ["Figure"].

"Pr. 5. L. 10. After ["Lord Keeper"], insert ["or Lords Commissioners"].

"Pr. 23. L. 39 and 40. After ["Privileges"], insert ["or"]; and after ["Franchises"], leave out ["or Demands"].

At the End of the Bill, add Clause (A).

"(A). Provided always, and it is hereby further Enacted, That nothing herein contained shall extend, or be construed to extend, to empower or authorize the said Mayor, Court of Mayor and Aldermen, the Water Bailiff, or any other Person whatsoever, to grant any License or Licenses, or to make any Rules, Orders, or Ordinances, whereby any License or Licenses shall be required to be taken by any Fisherman, Drudgerman, or other Person, for going out to fish, fishing, drudging, or taking Fish in any Manner or Way, or whereby any Gratuities, Rewards, or Compensations, under any Pretence or Denomination whatsoever, shall be paid or payable, by any Fisherman, Drudgerman, or other such Person, to the Water Bailiff or his Successors, or to any other Person or Persons, or whereby any such Fisherman, Drudgerman, or other such Person, shall be obliged to appear before the said Mayor, Water Bailiff, or other Person, to enter his or their several Name or Names in any Register or other Book, or whereby any such Fisherman, Drudgerman, or other Person as aforesaid, shall be limited or restrained from keeping any Number of Boys in any one Boat, as such Fisherman, Drudgerman, or other Person, shall judge proper; any Thing in the said Act of the Ninth Year of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, or any other Statute, Law, Custom, or Usage, to the contrary, in any wife notwithstanding."

And the said Amendments, being read a Second Time, were severally agreed to by the House.

Adjourn.

Ds. Sandys declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, decimum nonum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 19o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Landaven.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Poulett.
Comes Morton.
Comes Home.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Fauconberg.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Harwich.

PRAYERS.

Bath, paving and lighting the Streets, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for cleansing, paving, and lightening, the Streets of the City of Bath and Liberties thereof, and for regulating the Chairmen; and also for the keeping a sufficient and well-regulated Watch in the Night-time, in the said City and Liberties; and to oblige all Owners of Houses and other Buildings within the said City and Liberties to bring down the Water from the Roofs of their Houses and other Buildings, by proper Pipes, down the Sides or Walls of such Houses and Buildings; and also to oblige all Coal Carriages to pass by the Borough Walls of the said City, during the Night Season," 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."

Pool Road Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury also 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, 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."

Wrexham and other Roads, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Roads from the Town of Wrexham in the County of Denbigh, to Pentre Bridge in the County of Flint, and from the Town of Mold to Northop, Holywell, and Rhuddlan, in the same County, and from thence to The Ferry House opposite the Town of Conway in the County of Carnarvon, and from Ruthin to the said Town of Mold."

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. Bennett and Mr. Harris:

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

Thames and Medway Fisheries Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Preservation and Improvement of the Spawn and Fry of Fish, in the River of Thames and Waters of Medway; and for the better regulating the Fishery thereof."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

Brentford Bridge, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge, or Bridges, cross the River of Thames, from a certain Place in Old Brentford in the Parish of Ealing in the County of Middlesex, known by the Name of Smith or Smith's Hill, to the opposite Shore in the County of Surry."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with an Amendment to it.

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

To return the said Bill; and acquaint them that the Lords have agreed to the same, with One Amendment, whereunto their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

South Level Fees, to drain, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands, lying in the South Level, Part of the Great Level of the Fens, commonly called Bedford Level, between Brandon River and Sams's Cut Drain; and for empowering the Governor, Bailiffs, and Commonalty, of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level to sell certain Lands within the said Limits, commonly called Invested Lands."

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

D. Argyll.
D. Newcastle.
D. Dorset.
E. Warwick.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Poulet.
E. Morton.
E. Home.
E. Marchmont.
E. Egremont.
E. Temple.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Fauconberg.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Bathurst.
L. Ducie.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Walpole.

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.

Captors of Prizes, Relief of, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Relief and Encouragement of the Captors of Prizes, with respect to the bringing and landing Prize Goods in this Kingdom."

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.

Drivers of Carts in London, to regulate, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and render more effectual an Act made in the Eighteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, to prevent the Misbehaviour of the Drivers of Carts, in the Streets of London, Westminster, and the Weekly Bills of Mortality, and for other Purposes in this Act mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Southwark Market, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act passed in the Twentyeighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act to enable the Churchwardens, Overseers, and Inhabitants, of the Parish of Saint Saviour, in the Borough of Southwark, in the County of Surry, to hold a Market within the said Parish, not interfering with the High Street in the said Borough;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bath Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and enlarging the Highways between the Top of Kingsdown Hill and the City of Bath; and for amending several other Highways therein mentioned, leading to the said City; and also for repairing several other Roads therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Evesham and other Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers granted by Two Acts of Parliament, of the First and Seventeenth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and amending several Roads leading to and from the Borough of Evesham, in the County of Worcester, and for explaining and making more effectual the said Acts; and also for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several other Roads, in the Counties of Worcester, Warwick, and Gloucester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Four last mentioned Bills were severally read the First Time.

To prevent Cheats, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Punishment of Persons who shall attain, or attempt to attain, Possession of Goods or Money by false or untrue Pretences; for preventing the unlawful pawning of Goods; for the easy Redemption of Goods pawned; and for preventing gaming in Publick Houses, by Journeymen, Labourers, Servants, and Apprentices."

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, on Monday next.

Encouragement of Seamen in the Navy, Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of Seamen employed in the Royal Navy; and for establishing a regular Method for the punctual, frequent, and certain Payment of their Wages; and for enabling them more easily and readily to remit the same, for the Support of their Wives and Families; and for preventing Frauds and Abuses attending such Payments," be read a Second Time on Tuesday next; and the Lords to be summoned.

Adjourn.

Ds. Sandys declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, vicesimum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 20o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Elien.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Walpole.

PRAYERS.

Ramsey, and other Fens, to drain, Bill.

The Earl of Sandwich reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds, in the several Parishes of Ramsey, Bury, Wistow, Warboys, Farceitt, Standground, and Water Newton, in the County of Huntingdon, and of Doddington in the Isle of Ely and County of Cambridge," 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."

Marsh and Wimblington Fens to drain, Bill.

The Earl of Breadalbane reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands, Low Grounds, and Commons, in the Townships or Hamlets of March and Wimblington, and in the Parish of Upwell, in the Isle of Ely and County of Cambridge," 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."

Wiggenhall Fen Lands to drain, Bill.

The Lord Walpole reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for draining and preserving certain Marsh and Fen Lands and Low Grounds, in the Parish of Wiggenhall Saint Mary Magdalen, in the County of Norfolk," 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."

Bath, paving and lighting the Streets, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for cleansing, paving, and lightening, the Streets of the City of Bath, and Liberties thereof, and for regulating the Chairmen, and also for the keeping a sufficient and well-regulated Watch in the Nighttime, in the said City and Liberties; and to oblige all Owners of Houses and other Buildings within the said City and Liberties, to bring down the Water from the Roofs of their Houses and other Buildings, by proper Pipes, down the Sides and Walls of such Houses and Buildings; and also to oblige all Coalcarriages to pass by the Borough Walls of the said City during the Night Season."

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 to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, 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 Two preceding Bills.

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

To acquaint them, that the Lords (fn. 7) have agreed to the said Bills, without any Amendment.

Southwark Market Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act passed in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act to enable the Churchwardens, Overseers, and Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint Saviour, in the Borough of Southwark, in the County of Surrey, to hold a Market within the said Parish, not interfering with the High Street in the said Borough."

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

D. Argyll.
D. Newcastle.
E. Warwick.
E. Sandwich.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Halifax.
E. Egremont.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Darlington.
E. Fauconberg.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. Chichester.
L. Wentworth.
L. Foley.
L. Ducie.
L. Walpole.

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.

Evesham Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers granted by Two Acts of Parliament, of the First and Seventeenth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and amending several Roads leading to and from the Borough of Evesham, in the County of Worcester, and for explaining and making more effectual the said Acts; and also for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several other Roads, in the Counties of Worcester, Warwick, and Gloucester."

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.

Bath Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and enlarging the Highways between the Top of Kingsdown Hill and the City of Bath; and for amending several other Highways therein mentioned, leading to the said City; and also for repairing several other Roads 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 Tuesday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Drivers of Carts in London to regulate, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and render more effectual an Act made in the Eighteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, to prevent the Misbehaviour of the Drivers of Carts in the Streets in London, Westminster, and the Weekly Bills of Mortality; and for other Purposes in this Act mentioned."

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 Wednesday next.

Messages from H. C. to return Carr's Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower Elizabeth the Wife of Henry Thomas Carr Esquire, a Lunatick, to make an Appointment of a Sum of Three Thousand Pounds, towards the Payment of the said Lunatick's Debts; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Thomson's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the settled Estate of William Thomson Esquire, in the County of Berks, to raise Money, towards discharging Debts and Encumbrances affecting other Parts of his settled Estates in the same County;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, whereunto they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

The House proceeded to take the said Amendments into Consideration.

And the same were read Twice by the Clerk.

And the said Amendments being only to leave out the Names of ["Fenwick Lyddall and John Blake"], the Two Trustees named in the Bill, and instead thereof insert "Charles Lord Cadogan and William Thomson of "New Barnes in the County of Hertford Esquire," as Trustees in their Room; and an Addition of a Clause:

The Lord Cadogan, in his Place, declared his Acceptance of the Trust.

And the said William Thomson of New Barnes, the other Trustee, being attending without, was called in; and, at the Bar, declared his Acceptance of the said Trust.

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And it being judged necessary, that the Parties concerned in Interest should declare their Consent to the Clause added by the Commons:

And the House being informed, "That they were attending without:"

William Thompson of Reading Esquire and his Wife, the Petitioners for the Bill and the only Persons concerned in Interest, and Mr. Banks their Counsel, were called in.

And the said Clause was read to them.

And the said Mr. Banks acquainted the House, "That he drew the said Clause; and that the said Mr. Thomson and his Wife approved thereof, and consented thereto."

And the said Mr. Thomson and his Wife, at the Bar, declaring their Consent to the said Clause, and to the Bill as amended:

They were directed to withdraw.

Then the said Amendments were read the Third Time, and agreed to.

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

Horned Cattle, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act more effectually to prevent the spreading of the Distemper now raging amongst the Horned Cattle in this Kingdom;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Captors of Prizes, Relief of, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief and Encouragement of the Captors of Prizes, with respect to the bringing and landing Prize Goods in this Kingdom."

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."

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

1 Origin. Carnavon.
2 Origin. extends.
3 Origin. extends.
4 Origin. Carnavon.
5 Origin. extends.
6 Origin. extends.
7 Bis in Originali.