House of Lords Journal Volume 29
December 1759

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 29: December 1759', Journal of the House of Lords volume 29: 1756-1760 (1767-1830), pp. 553-564. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114475 Date accessed: 22 September 2014.


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December 1759

DIE Lunæ, 3o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Essex.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckingham.
Ds. Willoughby de Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Hyde.

PRAYERS.

Lord Willoughby de Broke takes his Seat.

This Day John Peyto Lord Willoughby de Broke sat first in Parliament, after the Death of his Uncle Richard Lord Willoughby de Broke; his Lordship having, at the Table, first taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Thanks to the Bishop of Worcester, for his Sermon.

Ordered, That the Thanks of this House be, and are hereby, given to the Lord Bishop of Worcester, for the Sermon by him preached before this House, on Thursday last, in the Abbey Church, Westminster; and he is hereby desired to cause the same to be forthwith printed and published.

Orphans Fund and London Bridge, Accompts delivered.

The House being informed, "That the Chamberlain of the City of London attended:"

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to the Directions of Two Acts of Parliament,

"An Accompt of the Surplus of the Fund for the Relief of the Orphans, and other Creditors of the City of London, on the 5th Day of June 1759."

And also, "The State of London Bridge Accompt, from the 5th of December 1758, to the 28th of November 1759."

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Carlisle Military Road: Trustees Proceedings delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Dalrymple, from the Commissioners appointed to put in Execution an Act of the 24th Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for making a Road for the Passage of Troops and Carriages from Carlisle to Newcastle, attended:"

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to the Directions of the said Act,

"A Copy of Orders and Acts of the Commissioners acting within and for the County of Cumberland, under an Act of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for laying out, making, and keeping in Repair, a proper Road for the Passage of Troops and Carriages, from the City of Carlisle to the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne, from the 25th Day of November 1758, inclusive, to the 6th Day of October 1759."

And also, "A Copy of the Accompt of Receipts and Disbursements, by the Treasurer to the said Commissioners acting within and for the County of Cumberland under the said Act, from the 25th Day of November 1758, inclusive, to the 6th Day of October 1759."

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Turner, Leave for a Bill of Divorce.

Upon reading the Petition of Exuperius Turner Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to dissolve his Marriage with Elizabeth Louisa Minshall his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Whereupon the Lord Willoughby of Parham presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Exuperius Turner Esquire with Elizabeth Louisa his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Tuesday the 18th Day of this Instant December; and that Notice thereof be affixed on the Doors of this House; and the Lords to be summoned; and that the said Exuperius Turner may be heard, by his Counsel, at the said Second Reading, to make out the Truth of the Allegations of the Bill; and that the said Elizabeth Louisa may have a Copy of the said Bill; and that Notice be given her of the said Second Reading; and that she be at Liberty to be heard, by her Counsel, what she may have to offer against the said Bill, at the same Time.

D. of Devon against Wall.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein His Majesty's Attorney General Informant (for and on Behalf of His Majesty) and William Duke of Devonshire are Appellants, and John Wall and others are Respondents:"

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

Amsink and Tonnies, Leave for a Nat. Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Paul Amsinck the Younger and Helwig Lewis Tonnies of London, Merchants; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for their Naturalization:

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

Bill read.

Accordingly, the Lord Foley presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Paul Amsinck the Younger and Helwig Lewis Tonnies."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, quintum diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 5o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Lauderdale.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Hyde.

PRAYERS.

Proceedings of Commissioners of Westminster Bridge delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Seddon, from the Commissioners for building Westminster Bridge, attended:"

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to the Directions of several Acts of Parliament,

"A State of the Proceedings of the said Commissioners, from the 5th of December 1758, to the 20th of November 1759, both inclusive.

And also, "Accompts of the Treasurer to the said Commissioners, from the 10th Day of October 1758 to the 10th Day of October 1759; together with a RenRoll, and an Accompt of Bridge Rents received."

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Paul Amsink and Helwig Lewis Tonnies took the Oaths, in order to their Naturalization.

Amsink & al. Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Paul Amsink and Helwig Lewis Tonnies."

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

L. Privy Seal.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Lauderdale.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Litch & Cov.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Delamer.
L. Hay.
L. Hyde.

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.

Land Tax Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Witnesses to attend on Turner's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That Joseph Assender and Elizabeth Wilson do attend this House on Tuesday the 18th Day of this Instant December, in order to be examined as Witnesses upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Exuperius Turner Esquire with Elizabeth Minshall his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 7o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Bolton.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

D. of Bolton takes his Seat.

This Day Charles Duke of Bolton sat first in Parliament, after the Death of his Father Harry Duke of Bolton; his Grace 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.

Land Tax Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty."

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.

Accompts of Mercers Company delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Cawne, Clerk to the Mercers Company, attended:"

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to the Directions of an Act of Parliament of the 21st Year of His Majesty's Reign,

"The Accompts of the Warden and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London, from the 10th of October 1758, to the 10th of October 1759."

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Amsink and Tonnies, Nat. Bill.

The Lord Hay reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Paul Amsink and Helwig Lewis Tonnies," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Adjourn.

Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, decimum diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 10o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Dux Newcastle.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckingham.
Comes Northumberland.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Amsink & al. Nat. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Paul Amsink and Helwig Lewis Tonnies."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Lieutenants to act in Execution of the Militia Laws, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty's Lieutenants of the several Counties, Ridings, or Places, in that Part of Great Britain called England, to proceed in the Execution of the Laws relating to the Militia, notwithstanding any Suspension of the same; and for other Purposes relating to the said Laws;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Goodflesh, Leave for a Bill of Divorce:

Upon reading the Petition of Mark Goodflesh Gentleman; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to dissove his Marriage with Elizabeth Fielding his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Whereupon the Lord Willoughby of Parham presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Mark Goodflesh Gentleman with Elizabeth Fielding his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Tuesday the 22d Day of January next; and that Notice thereof be affixed on the Doors of this House; and the Lords to be summoned; and that the said Mark Goodflesh may be heard, by his Counsel, at the said Second Reading, to make out the Truth of the Allegations of the Bill; and that the said Elizabeth Fielding may have a Copy of the said Bill; and that Notice be given her of the said Second Reading; and that she be at Liberty to be heard, by her Counsel, what she may have to offer against the said Bill, at the same Time.

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 Sixty."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Treaties with the King of Prussia and Landgrave of Hesse Cassel delivered.

The Earl of Holdernesse, by His Majesty's Command, presented to the House,

"Copy of a Convention between His Majesty and the King of Prussia, concluded and signed at London, November the 9th, 1759; and Translation."

"Copy of a Convention between His Majesty and the Landgrave of Hesse Cassell, concluded and signed at London, November 9th, 1759, for the Renewal of the Separate Article annexed to the Treaty of the 17th of January, 1759, between His Majesty and His Serene Highness; and Translation."

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Malt Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing, and granting to His Majesty, certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Wilson & al. against Bayly & al.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Isaac Wilson attended, in order to deliver in Copies of Papers and Proceedings, relating to a Cause depending in this House, wherein Mark Wilson and others are Appellants, and Thomas Bayly and others are Respondents:"

Pleadings proved.

He was called in, and delivered the same at the Bar; and attested upon Oath, "They were true Copies, he having examined them with the Originals in the proper Offices in Ireland."

And then he was directed to withdraw.

Adjourn.

Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, undecimum diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 11o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Northumberland.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

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 Sixty."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Importation of Salted Beef, &c. from Ireland, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue, for a limited Time, the Importation of Salted Beef, Pork, and Butter, from Ireland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was was read the First Time.

Malt Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing, and granting to His Majesty, certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty."

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.

Lieutenants to act in Execution of the Militia Laws, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty's Lieutenants of the several Counties, Ridings, or Places, in that Part of Great Britain called England, to proceed in the Execution of the Laws relating to the Militia, notwithstanding any Suspension of the same; and for other Purposes relating to the said Laws."

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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 12o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Wigorn.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Gower.
Comes Northumberland.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Salted Beef, &c. from Ireland, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue, for a limited Time, the Importation of Salted Beef, Pork, and Butter, from Ireland."

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.

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 Sixty."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Lieutenants to act in the Execution of the Militia Laws, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty's Lieutenants of the several Counties, Ridings, or Places, in that Part of Great Britain called England to proceed in the Execution of the Laws relating to the Militia, notwithstanding any Suspension of the same; and for other Purposes relating to the said Laws."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Willoughby of Parham 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 Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Jovis, decimum tertium diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 13o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Gower.
Comes Northumberland.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Anson.

PRAYERS.

Malt Bill:

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

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Lieutenants to act in the Execution of the Militia Laws, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty's Lieutenants of the several Counties, Ridings, or Places, in that Part of Great Britain called England, to proceed in the Execution of the Laws relating to the Militia, notwithstanding any Suspension of the same; and for other Purposes relating to the said Laws."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Witnesses to attend on Turner's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That Anthony Holmes and James Drummond do attend this House on Tuesday next, in order to be examined, as Witnesses, on the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Exuperius Turner Esquire with Elizabeth Louisa his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Bills passed by Commission.

The Lord Keeper acquainted the House, "That His Majesty had been pleased to grant a Commission, under the Great Seal, for declaring His Royal Assent to certain Acts agreed upon by both Houses."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, for the Lords Commissioners to robe.

The House was resumed.

Then Three of the Lords Commissioners, being in their Robes, and seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack; the Lord Keeper in the Middle; with the Archbishop of Canterbury on his Right Hand; and the Lord Anson on his Left; commanded the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "The Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House, to hear the Commission read."

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Keeper said,

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

"His Majesty, not thinking fit to be present here this Day in His Royal Person, has been pleased to cause a Commission to be issued under the Great Seal, and thereby given His Royal Assent to certain Acts which have been agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament, the Titles whereof are particularly set forth. His Majesty hath also, by His said Commission, authorized and commanded the said Commissioners, who are appointed by former Letters Patent to hold this Parliament, to declare and notify, in His Majesty's Absence, His Royal Assent to the said Acts, in this House, in the Presence of you the Lords and Commons assembled for that Purpose: Which Commission you will now hear read."

Then 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 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 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 Sixty:" "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 Sixty:" "An Act to enable His Majesty's Lieutenants of the several Counties, Ridings, or Places, in that Part of Great Britain called England, to proceed in the Execution of the Laws relating to the Militia, notwithstanding any Suspension of the same; and for other Purposes relating to the said Laws." 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 in Parliament assembled aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern; commanding also, by these Presents, Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Sir Robert Henley Knight, Keeper 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 Grandson George Prince of Wales, Our most Dear and Entirely-beloved Son and Faithful Counsellor William Duke of Cumberland, the most Reverend Father in God Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Thomas Archbishop of Canterbury Primate and Metropolitan of all England, Our said Keeper of Our Great Seal of Great Britain, Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors John Earl Granville President of Our Council, Richard Earl Temple Keeper of Our Privy Seal, Our Right Trusty and Right Entirelybeloved Cousins and Counsellors John Duke of Rutland Steward of Our Household, William Duke of Devonshire Chamberlain of Our Household, John Duke of Bedford Lieutenant General and General Governor of Our Kingdom of Ireland, Archibald Duke of Argyll, Thomas Holles Duke of Newcastle First Commissioner of Our Treasury, Lionel Cranfield Duke of Dorset, Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors Robert Earl of Holdernesse One of Our Principal Secretaries of State, William Henry Earl of Rochford Groom of Our Stole, George Dunk Earl of Halifax, Granville Earl Gower Master of Our Horse, Philip Earl of Hardwicke, and Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellors George Lord Anson First Commissioner of Our Admiralty, and William Lord Mansfield Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us, 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. And whereas, by Our Letters Patent, bearing Date at Westminster, the Twelfth Day of November last past, We did give and grant unto the same Our most Dear Grandson, Our said most Dear Son, and to the said Archbishop of Canterbury, Keeper of Our Great Seal of Great Britain, President of Our Council, Keeper of Our Privy Seal, Steward of Our Household, Chamberlain of Our Household, Duke of Bedford, Duke of Argyll, Duke of Newcastle, Duke of Dorset, Earl of Holdernesse, Earl of Rochford, Earl of Halifax, Earl Gower, Earl of Hardwicke, Lord Anson, and Lord Mansfield, and any Three or more of them, full Power, in Our Name, to hold Our said Parliament, and to open and declare, and cause to be opened and declared, the Causes of holding the same, and to proceed upon the said Affairs in Our said Parliament, and in all Matters arising therein, and to do every Thing which for Us and by Us, for the good Government of Our said Kingdom of Great Britain, and of other Our Dominions belonging to Our said Kingdom, should be therein to be done; and also, if necessary, to continue, adjourn, and prorogue, Our said Parliament. We do hereby further declare, that Our said Letters Patent, and every Clause, Matter, and Thing, therein contained, are, and shall be, in as full Force and Strength (these Our Letters Patent, or any Thing herein, notwithstanding) as if these Presents had not been had or made. And Our Will and Pleasure is, and We do ordain and constitute, that the same Our most Dear Grandson, Our said most Dear Son, and the said Archbishop of Canterbury, Keeper of Our Great Seal of Great Britain, President of Our Council, Keeper of Our Privy Seal, Steward of Our Household, Chamberlain of Our Household, Duke of Bedford, Duke of Argyll, Duke of Newcastle, Duke of Dorset, Earl of Holdernesse, Earl of Rochford, Earl of Halisax, Earl Gower, Earl of Hardwicke, Lord Anson, and Lord Mansfield, and any Three or more of them, shall put in Execution all the Powers and Authorities in the said Letters Patent mentioned and expressed that yet remain to be done and executed. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Thirteenth Day of December, in the Thirty-third Year of Our Reign.

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

"Yorke & Yorke."

Then the Lord Keeper said,

"In Obedience to His Majesty's Commands, and by virtue of both the Commissions already mentioned to you (one whereof 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 last mentioned Commission described; and the Clerks are required to pass the same, in the usual Form and Words."

Then the Clerk Assistant, having received the Money Bills from the Hands of the Speaker, brought them to the Table; where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those and the other Bill to be passed, severally, as follow:

"1. An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty."

"2. 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 Sixty."

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

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

"3. An Act to enable His Majesty's Lieutenants of the several Counties, Ridings, or Places, in that Part of Great Britain called England, to proceed in the Execution of the Laws relating to the Militia, notwithstanding any Suspension of the same; and for other Purposes relating to the said Laws."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

Then the Commons withdrew.

And the House was adjourned during Pleasure, for the Lords Commissioners to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 17o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Gower.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Hyde.

PRAYERS.

Ld. Hay takes the Oaths.

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

Prohibition of distilling from Malt, &c. to continue, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue, for a further Time, the Prohibition of the making of Low Wines and Spirits from Wheat, Barley, Malt, or any other Sort of Grain, or from Meal, Flour, or Bran;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Salted Beef, &c. from Ireland, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue, for a limited Time, the Importation of Salted Beef, Pork, and Butter, from Ireland."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Mutiny Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Martis, decimum octavum diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 18o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Bath.
Comes Buckingham.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Mansfield.

PRAYERS.

Segrave against Bills.

The Answer of Welbore Ellis Esquire, to the Cross Appeal of Neal Segrave Esquire, was brought in.

Mutiny Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

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

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

Prohibition of distilling from Malt, &c. to continue, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue, for a further Time, the Prohibition of the making of Low Wines and Spirits from Wheat, Barley, Malt, or any other Sort of Grain, or from Meal, Flour, or Bran."

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.

Salted Beef, &c. from Ireland, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue, for a limited Time, the Importation of Salted Beef, Pork, and Butter, from Ireland."

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. Lane and Mr. Holford:

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

Richardson against Chapman & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Richardson Doctor in Divinity; complaining of an Order of Dismission of the Court of Chancery, pronounced the 21st of November last, but not entered with the Register of the said Court until Yesterday the 17th Instant; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, and that the Appellant may have such other Relief as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that John Chapman Doctor in Divinity, Samuel Venner Clerk, James Tunstall Doctor in Divinity, Henry Hall Clerk, John Potter Doctor in Divinity, Thomas Tanner Doctor in Divinity, Jeremiah Milles Doctor in Divinity, Georger Sayer Doctor in Divinity, and John Lord Bishop of Lincoln, may be required to answer the said Appeal; and, in regard the said Doctor George Sayer is Resident in Parts beyond the Seas, and the said other Respondents live in different Counties remote from each other, that Service of their Lordships Order on the Clerks in Court of the said Respondents may be deemed good Service:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Chapman, Samuel Venner, James Tunstall, Henry Hall, John Potter, Thomas Tanner, Jeremiah Milles, George Sayer, and John Lord Bishop of Lincoln, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the First Day of January next; and Service of this Order on the Clerks in Courts of the said Respondents shall be deemed good Service.

Turner's Divorce, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Exuperius Turner Esquire with Elizabeth Louisa his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And Sir Anthony Abdy appearing as Counsel for the Bill;

But no Counsel appearing on Behalf of Mrs. Turner against it:

Mr. Edward Woodwcock was called in, to prove Service of the Order for giving her Notice of this Proceeding; who, being sworn, acquainted the House, "That, on the 6th of this Instant December, he delivered to Mrs. Turner a true Copy of the Bill; and, at the same Time, served her personally with the Order for the Second Reading:"

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the said Bill was read a Second Time.

And Sir Anthony Abdy was heard, in Support of the Bill; and, in order to make out the Truth of the Allegations, called

Anthony Holmes, to prove the Marriage of Mr. Turner with Elizabeth Louisa Minshull; who, being sworn, gave an account, "That he saw them married, at May Fair Chappel, on the the 23d of May 1751, according to the Form prescribed by the Church of England, by a Person who appeared as a Clergyman, he having a Gown and Cassock on; and that he knew Mrs. Turner Three Years before her Marriage, having been her Servant."

He is directed to withdraw.

And Elizabeth Wilson was called, to prove the adulterous Conversation with Montfort Brown of the County of Clare in the Kingdom of Ireland Esquire; and, being sworn, gave an Account, "That she knows, Mr. Turner, and has known Mrs. Turner about Eight Years, and lived with her as her Servant before she was married to Mr. Turner; and that, since she has known, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Turner has had no Co-habitation with her; that, in the Year 1751, she went with Mrs. Turner to Angouleme in France, where Mrs. Turner having been told that her Marriage with Mr. Turner was not a good Marriage, she was prevailed upon to marry the said Mr. Brown, and that Mr. Brown and she cohabited together as Husband and Wife for about Five Years, and that she lived in the Family with them; and, in about Ten Months after the Marriage, Mrs. Turner had a Daughter, who is since dead; and that, by her living in the Family, she had an Opportunity of seeing them several Times in Bed together."

She was directed to withdraw.

And Joseph Assender was called, to the same Point; and being sworn, gave an Account, "That he Knows Mr. Turner, and has known Mrs. Turner between Nine and Ten Years, and lived about Five Years as a Servant in Mr. Minshull (her Father's Family;) that he went Abroad with the Family; and that Mrs. Turner was married to the said Mr. Brown in France, and that they cohabited together as Husband and Wife; and that he, being a Servant in the Family, has had Occasion to be in the Room sometimes when they have been in Bed together."

He was directed to withdraw.

William Skelton, Register of the Consistory Court of the Bishop of London, was called in; and, being sworn, produced the Original Definitive Sentence of Divorce of the said Court, of the 16th of November last, against Mrs. Turner, for Adultery with the said Montfort Brown.

And the same was read.

Being asked, "Whether there is any Appeal from the said Sentence?" says, "He does not know of any Appeal being lodged."

He is directed to withdraw.

And Sir Anthony Abdy acquainted the House, "That the Sentence is against Mrs. Turner, for Contumacy, in not appearing to the Suit; but Mr. Brown appeared throughout the whole Course of the Suit, and contested, the same; but Mrs. Turner, not having appeared to the Suit, cannot bring an Appeal."

The Evidence being finished, the Counsel was directed to withdraw.

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 the 3d Day of Meeting after the Recess at Christmas.

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Mercurii, decimum nonum diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 19o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Duresm.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Northumberland.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Delamer.

PRAYERS.

Time limited for receiving Petitions for Private Bills.

Ordered, That this House will not receive any Petition for a Private Bill, after Tuesday the 5th Day of February next, during this Session of Parliament.

Mutiny Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Prohibition of distilling from Malt, &c. to continue, Bill.

The House of (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue, for a further Time, the Prohibition of the making of Low Wines and Spirits from Wheat, Barley, Malt, or any other Sort of Grain, or from Meal, Flour, or Bran."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Willoughby of Parham 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 Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum Continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, vicesimum diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 20o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Halisax.
Comes Gower.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Ponsonby.

PRAYERS.

Mutiny Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Prohibition of distilling from Malt, &c. to continue, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue, for a further Time, the Prohibition of the making of Low Wines and Spirits from Wheat, Barley, Malt, or any other Sort of Grain, or from Meal, Flour, or Bran."

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. Holford and Mr. Bonner:

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

Message from thence, to return Amsink and Tonnies Nat. Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Henry Erskine and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Paul Amsink and Helwig Lewis Tonnies;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Bills passed by Commission.

The Lord Keeper acquainted the House, "That His Majesty had been pleased to grant a Commission, under the Great Seal, for declaring His Royal Assent to certain Acts agreed upon by both Houses."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, for the Lords Commissioners to robe.

The House was resumed.

Then Three of the Lords Commissioners, being in their Robes, and seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack; the Lord Keeper in the Middle; with the Earl of Rochford on his Right Hand; and the Earl Gower on his Left; commanded the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "The Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House, to hear the Commission read."

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Keeper, said,

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

"His Majesty, not thinking fit to be presented here this Day in His Royal Person, has been pleased to cause a Commission to be issued under His Great Seal, and thereby given His Royal Assent to certain Acts, which have been agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament, the Titles whereof are particularly set forth. His Majesty hath also, by the said Commission, authorized and commanded the said Commissioners, who are appointed by former Letters Patent to hold this Parliament, to declare and notify, in His Majesty's Absence, His Royal Assent to the said Acts, in this House, in the Presence of you the Lords and Commons assembled for that Purposes; which Commission you will now hear read."

Then 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 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 punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters:" "An Act to continue, for a limited Time, the Importation of Salted Beef, Pork, and Butter, from Ireland:" "An Act to continue, for a further Time, the Prohibition of the making of Low Wines and Spirits from Wheat, Barley, Malt, or any other Sort of Grain, or from Meal, Flour, or Bran:" "An Act for naturalizing Paul Amsinck the Younger, and Helwig Lewis Tonnies." 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 in Parliament assembled aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern; commanding also, by these Presents, Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Sir Robert Henley, Knight, Keeper 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 Grandson George Prince of Wales, Our most Dear and Entirely-beloved Son and Faithful Counsellor William Duke of Cumberland, the most Reverend Father in God Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Thomas Archbishop of Canterbury Primate and Metropolitan of all England, Our said Keeper of Our Great Seal of Great Britain, Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors John Earl Granville President of Our Council, Richard Earl Temple Keeper of Our Privy Seal, Our Right Trusty and Right Entirely-beloved Cousins and Counsellors John Duke of Rutland, Steward of Our Household, William Duke of Devonshire Chamberlain of Our Household, John Duke of Bedford Lieutenant General and General Governor of Our Kingdom of Ireland, Archibald Duke of Argyll, Thomas Holles Duke of Newcastle First Commissioner of Our Treasury, Lionel Cranfield Duke of Dorset, Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors Robert Earl of Holdernesse One of Our Principal Secretaries of State, William Henry Earl of Rochford Groom of Our Stole, George Dunk Earl of Halifax, Granville Earl Gower Master of Our Horse, Philip Earl of Hardwicke, and Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellors George Lord Anson First Commissioner of Our Admiralty, and William Lord Mansfield Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us, 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 notisied 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. And whereas, by Our Letters Patent, bearing Date at Westminster, the Twelfth Day of November last past, We did give and grant unto the same Our most Dear Grandson, Our said most Dear Son, and to the said Archbishop of Canterbury, Keeper of Our Great Seal of Great Britain, President of Our Council, Keeper of Our Privy Seal, Steward of Our Household, Chamberlain of Our Household, Duke of Bedford, Duke of Argyll, Duke of Newcastle, Duke of Dorset, Earl of Holdernesse, Earl of Rochford, Earl of Halifax, Earl Gower, Earl of Hardwicke, Lord Anson, and Lord Mansfield, and any Three or more of them, full Power, in Our Name, to hold Our said Parliament, and to open and declare, and cause to be opened and declared, the Causes of holding the same, and to proceed upon the said Affairs in Our said Parliament, and in all Matters arising therein, and to do every Thing which for Us and by Us, for the good Government of Our said Kingdom of Great Britain, and of other Our Dominions belonging to Our said Kingdom, should be therein to be done: and also, if necessary, to continue, adjourn, and prorogue Our said Parliament; We do hereby further declare, that Our said Letters Patent, and every Clause, Matter, and Thing, therein contained, are, and shall be, in as full Force and Strength (these Our Letters Patent or any Thing herein notwithstanding) as if these Presents had not been had or made. And Our Will and Pleasure is, and We do ordain and constitute, that the same Our most Dear Grandson, Our said most Dear Son, and the said Archbishop of Canterbury, Keeper of Our Great Seal of Great Britain, President of Our Council, Keeper of Our Privy Seal, Steward of Our Household, Chamberlain of Our Household, Duke of Bedford, Duke of Argyll, Duke of Newcastle, Duke of Dorset, Earl of Holdernesse, Earl of Rochford, Earl of Halifax, Earl Gower, Earl of Hardwicke, Lord Anson, and Lord Mansfield, and any Three or more of them, shall put in Execution all the Powers and Authorities in the said Letters Patent mentioned and expressed, that yet remain to be done and executed. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Twentieth Day of December in the Thirty-third Year of Our Reign.

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

"Yorke and Yorke."

Then the Lord Keeper said,

"In Obedience to His Majesty's Commands, and by virtue of both the Commissions already mentioned to you (one whereof 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 last mentioned Commission described; and the Clerks are required to pass the same, in the usual Form and Words."

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

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

"2. An Act to continue, for a limited Time, the Importation of Salted Beef, Pork, and Butter, from Ireland."

"3. An Act to continue, for a further Time, the prohibition of the making of Low Wines and Spirits, from Wheat, Barley, Malt, or any other Sort of Grain, or from Meal, Flour, or Bran."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"4. An Act for naturalizing Paul Amsinck the Younger and Helwig Lewis Tonnies."

To this Bill the Royal Assent was pronounced, 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, for the Lords Commissioners to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Robinson to enter into a Recognizance on Richardson's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Morris Robinson of the Six Clerks Office London Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Doctor William Richardson, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he being in the Country."

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

Adjourn.

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