House of Lords Journal Volume 29
December 1757, 21-31

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 29: December 1757, 21-31', Journal of the House of Lords volume 29: 1756-1760 (1767-1830), pp. 212-214. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114440 Date accessed: 20 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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December 1757, 21-31

DIE Mercurii, 21o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Moray.
Comes Gower.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Bishop of Peterborough to preach 30th January.

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

Land Tax Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-eight; and for enforcing the Payment of the Rates to be assessed upon Somerset House in The Strand."

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."

Malt Bill.

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

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."

Organzine Silk, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for allowing the Importation of such fine Italian Organzine Silk into this Kingdom, from any Port or Place whatsoever, as shall have been shipped on or before the Day therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Message from H. C. to return E. of Sandwich & al. to qualify as Vice Treasurer of Ireland, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Earl of Sandwich, Wellbore Ellis Esquire, and Thomas Potter Esquire, to take, in Great Britain, the Oath of Office, as Vice Treasurer and Receiver General and Paymaster General of all His Majesty's Revenues in the Kingdom of Ireland, and to qualify themselves for the Enjoyment of the said Offices;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Organzine Silk, Bill.

Hodie 1a & 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allowing the Importation of such fine Italian Organzine Silk into this Kingdom, from any Port or Place whatsoever, as shall have been shipped on or before the Day therein mentioned."

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee on the said Bill, To-morrow.

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, vicesimum secundum diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 22o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Feversham.

PRAYERS.

Lady Bulkeley & al. Pet. referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Emma Lady Viscountess Dowager Bulkeley in the Kingdom of Ireland, Widow and Relict of James late Lord Viscount Bulkeley, deceased, who was Brother and Heir of Richard late Lord Viscount Bulkeley, deceased, for and on the Behalf of Thomas James now Lord Viscount Bulkeley, her only Son, an Infant, and also of several other Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being Purchasers of, or Contractors for, the Estate of the said James late Lord Viscount Bulkeley in the County of Anglesey; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for carrying into Execution certain Contracts for Sale of Lands in the County of Anglesey, therein mentioned, by such Ways and Means, and in such Manner, as shall be thought proper and requisite:

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

Witnesses to attend, on Wentworth's Divorce Bill:

Ordered, That John Mountain, Robert Pulman, Hannah Daniel, and George Broombead, do attend this House, on Thursday the 19th Day of January next, in order to be examined as Witnesses upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of (fn. 1) Godfrey Wentworth Esquire with Dorothea Pilkington his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Sharpe to enter into a Recognizance on Boyle's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Joshua Sharpe may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Bellingham Boyle Esquire, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he being in Ireland:"

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

Organzine Silk, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for allowing the Importation of fine Italian Organzine Silk into this Kingdom, from any Port or Place whatsoever, as shall have been shipped on or before the Day therein mentioned."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Land Tax Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-eight; and for enforcing the Payment of the Rates to be assessed upon Somerset House in The Strand."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Malt Bill:

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

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Organzine Silk, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allowing the Importation of such fine Italian Organzine Silk into this Kingdom, from any Port or Place whatsoever, as shall have been shipped on or before the Day therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills.

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

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, vicesimum tertium diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 23o Decembris.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Morton.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckinghamsh.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Sandys.

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 Lords being in their Robes); commanded the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure, they attend Him immediately, in this House."

Who being come, with their Speaker; he, after a short Introduction in relation to the Money Bills to be passed, delivered them to the Clerk; who brought them to the Table; where the Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those and the other Bills to be passed, as follow:

Bills passed.

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

"2. An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-eight; and for enforcing the Payment of the Rates to be assessed upon Somerset House in The Strand."

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

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

"3. An Act for allowing the Importation of such fine Italian Organzine Silk into this Kingdom, from any Port or Place whatsoever, as shall have been shipped on or before the Day therein mentioned."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"4. An Act to enable John Earl of Sandwich, Wellbore Ellis Esquire, and Thomas Potter Esquire, to take, in Great Britain, the Oath of Office as Vice Treasurer and Receiver General and Paymaster General of all His Majesty's Revenues in the Kingdom of Ireland; and to qualify themselves for the Enjoyment of the said Offices."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, decimum septimum diem Januarii jam prox. sequen. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

1 Origin. George.