House of Lords Journal Volume 29
May 1760, 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 29: May 1760, 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 29: 1756-1760 (1767-1830), pp. 676-692. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114487 Date accessed: 28 July 2014.


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May 1760, 11-20

DIE Lunæ, 12o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Henley, Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Morton.
Comes Moray.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Gower.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Courts Baron in the High Peak, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for regulating the Proceedings in Personal Actions in the respective Courts Baron of the Hundred of High Peak and Manor of Castleton in the County of Derby."

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. Burroughs:

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

Continuing Laws, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws therein mentioned relating to the clandestine Running of uncustomed Goods, and preventing Frauds relating to the Customs; to prevent the clandestine Running of Goods, and the Danger of Infection thereby; to the granting Liberty to carry Rice from His Majesty's Province of Carolina in America, directly to any Part of Europe Southward of Cape Finisterre, in Ships built and navigated according to Law; to the free Importation of Cochineal and Indigo; to the prohibiting the Importation of Books printed Abroad, and first composed, writtien, and printed, in Great Britain; and for allowing further Time for making Affidavits of the Execution of Articles or Contracts of Clerks to Attornies or Solicitors, and filing thereof;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Prize-money to Greenwich Hospital, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Admiral Townshend and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual securing the Payment of such Prize and Bountymonies as were appropriated to the Use of Greenwich Hospital by an Act made in the Twenty-ninth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of Seamen, and the more speedy and effectual manning His Majesty Navy;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

His Majesty's Answer to the 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 Friday last; 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."

Abergavenny School and Poor, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Inheritance of the Rectory and Tithes of Bedgeworth, granted by King Henry the Eighth to the late dissolved Corporation of Bergavenny, and by them leased to Jesus College in Oxford, towards maintaining a Fellow and Scholars from Bergavenny School; and for vesting other Rectories and Tithes in the County of Monmouth, granted by the said King Henry to the said Corporation, in Trustees, for supporting the said School, and for Relief of the Poor of the said Town."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Coddington Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Coddington, in the County of Nottingham."

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

L. Privy Seal.
L. Chamberlain.
D. Richmond.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Morton.
E. Moray.
E. Marchmont.
E. Egremont.
E. Guilford.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Ilchester.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Sarum.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Foley.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.
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.

To allow further Time to qualify for Offices, Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to indemnify Persons who have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace, Deputy Lieutenants, Officers of the Militia, and others, who have omitted to register, or to deliver in, their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law; and for giving further Time for those Purposes."

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.

Clifton Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Lands, in the Parish of Clifton, in the County of Nottingham."

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.

Blakesly Common, Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and Common Grounds, in the Parish of Blakesley, in the County of Northampton, exclusive of the Hamlet of Woodend in the said Parish."

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.

Witnesses to attend on the Committee on Lord Bruce's Breach of Privilege.

Ordered, That Thomas Hill, John Rushley, and John Hurlcombe, do attend this House on Monday next, the 19th Instant; in order to be examined, as Witnesses, before the Lords Committees for Privileges, to whom the Matter of the Complaint of a Breach of Privilege committed against the Lord Bruce stands referred."

Frisby Common, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Frisby upon the Wreak, in the County of Leicester."

Dartford and other Roads, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for rendering more effectual several Acts, passed in the Tenth Year of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, in the Eleventh Year of His late Majesty King George the First, and in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for enlarging, amending, and maintaining, the Road from Dartford to Northfleet and Gravesend, and from Gravesend to Chalk, and from Northfleet to Chalk, and from thence to the Stones End near the Parish Church of Strood."

Trotter against Magistrates of Edinburgh.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein "Henry Trotter of Morton Hall Esquire and Thomas Trotter Merchant in Edinburgh are Appellants, and the Magistrates and Town Council of the City of Edinburgh Respondents:"

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

Qualification of Members of H. C. Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enforce and render more effectual the Laws relating to the Qualification of Members to sit in the House of Commons," be read a Second Time on Thursday next; and the Lords to be summoned.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 13o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Henley, Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Newcastle.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Wall's Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower John Wall the Grandfather and Mary Wall the Guardian of Anna Maria Wall, an Infant, to execute Articles, Leases, or Grants, for giving Liberty to drive a Sough through an Estate called Cowley Estate, in the Parishes of Darley and Youlgreave, in the County of Derby, descended to, and now vested in, the said Anna Maria Wall," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

One Cause more to be heard this Session.

Ordered, That this House will hear no more Causes, during this Session, after the Cause wherein the Earl of Ruglen and March is Appellant, and Sir Thomas Kennedy Baronet Respondent, which stands next appointed.

Walton Common, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the enclosing and dividing divers Parcels of Commons and Waste Grounds, lying and being in the several Townships of Walton on the Hill and Fazakerley, in the Parish of Walton on the Hill aforesaid, and County Palatine of Lancaster," 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."

Mission Common; Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting the Common and Waste Grounds, Open Arable Fields, Meadows, and Pastures, in the Township and Parish of Mission, in the Counties of Nottingham and Lincoln, or One of them;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Brecon to Whitney Passage, Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads from the Town of Brecon to the Parish of Brobury, and to Whitney Passage in the County of Hereford; and for building a Bridge over the River Wye at Bredwardine Passage in the same County."

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

L. Privy Seal.
D. Newcastle.
E. Lincoln.
E. Sandwich.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Cornwallis.
V. Say & Sele.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Cadogan.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.
L. Lyttleton.

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.

Sale of Fish, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of an Act, passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, concerning a Free Market for Fish at Westminster, as requires Fishermen to enter their Fishing Vessels at the Office of the Searcher of the Customs at Gravesend; and to regulate the Sale of Fish at the First Hand in the Fish Markets in London and Westminster; and to prevent Salesmen of Fish buying Fish to sell again on their own Account; and to allow Bret and Turbot, Brill and Pearl, although under the respective Dimensions, mentioned in a former Act, to be imported and sold; and to punish Persons who shall take or sell any Spawn, Brood, or Fry of Fish, unsizeable Fish, or Fish out of Season, or Smelts under the Size of Five Inches; and for other Purposes," 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; videlicet.

"Pr. 3. L. 1. After ["Justices"], insert ["Mayors."]

"Pr. 11. L. 7. After ["Pounds"], insert ["or if any such Master, Owner, Chief Officer, or Mariner, who shall have the Care or Conduct of any such Fishing Ship, Sloop, Smack, or other Vessel, or any other Person on Board such Fishing Ship, Sloop, Smack, or other Vessel, after her Arrival at The Nore, shall wilfully destroy, or throw or cast away, or cause to be wilfully destroyed, or thrown or cast away, any Fish which the said Fishing Ship, Sloop, Smack, or Fishing Vessel, shall have brought from the Sea, that is not unwholesome, perished, or unmarketable; such Master, Chief Owner, Officer, or Mariner, shall be committed to the House of Correction, there to remain without Bail or Mainprize, and to be kept to hard Labour, for any Time not exceeding Two Months, nor less than One Month."]."

"Pr. 14. L. 11. After ["Pounds"], insert ["and that no such Fish shall be unloaded or delivered out of any Fishing Ship, Sloop, Smack, or other Fishing Vessel or Vessels, unless by Retail, into any other Vessel or Boat, after such her Arrival at The Nore, but into such Vessel or Vessels, Boat or Boats, as shall be employed to carry the Fish directly to the Market of Billingsgate or Westminster; and that no such Vessel or Boat, after such Fish put therein, shall afterwards loiter or keep from going on directly, and as soon as may be, to and for the Market to which such Vessel or Boat is appointed or bound; and in case such Vessel or Boat into which such Fish shall be unloaded and delivered out for the Market, shall remain above One Tide with her Fish after taking in the same, in her Way between the Place of such taking in and the Market at Billingsgate or Westminster as aforesaid, or shall remain without delivering her Fish there, at or before the next Market, Accidents of Wind and Weather excepted; every such Person, acting contrary to the said Prohibitions, shall be committed to the House of Correction, there to remain without Bail or Mainprize, and to be kept to hard Labour for any Time not exceeding Two Months, nor less than One Month."]"

"Pr. 16. L. 31. After ["sold"], insert ["by Retail"]."

"Pr. 17. L. 13. After ["weigh"], insert "[or shall refuse or neglect to weigh and measure any such Bret or Turbot, Brill or Pearl, which shall be exposed to or for Sale, when required."]"

"Pr. 23. L. 31. After ["Execution"], insert, ["and shall also, from Time to Time, take Care that the Provisions made by a Statute passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, (intituled, "An Act for the better Preservation and Improvement of the Fishery within the River of Thames, and for regulating and governing the Company of Fishermen of the said River,") against regrating of Fish in and at the Market of Billingsgate, or within One Hundred and Fifty Yards of Billingsgate Dock, be strictly observed; and to lay Information, from Time to Time, before some Justice or Justices of the Peace of the said City of London, against every Person and Persons whom the said Under Bailiff, or any Yeoman of the Waterside for the Time being, shall at any Time find or discover to offend against the Statute, in order that every such Offender may be punished, as by the said last-mentioned Statute is directed."]."

"Pr. 26. L. 37. Leave out ["One Month"], and instead thereof insert ["Two Months"]."

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

Dartford, &c. Roads, Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for rendering more effectual several Acts passed in the Tenth Year of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, in the Eleventh Year of His late Majesty King George the First, and in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for enlarging, amending, and maintaining, the Road from Dartford to Northfleet and Gravesend, and from Gravesend to Chalk, and from Northfleet to Chalk, and from thence to The Stones End near the Parish Church of Strood."

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.

E. Darnley's Petition to be heard against it.

Upon reading the Petition of John Earl of Darnley and Baron Clifton, taking Notice of the last-mentioned Bill; and praying, "That he may be heard, by his Counsel, against such Parts thereof as he apprehends will deprive him of his Property; and that he may have such Relief as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Lords Committees to whom the said Bill stands committed; and that the Petitioner may be heard, by his 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.

First Meetings of Commissioner, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Times for the First Meetings of Commissioners, or Trustees, for putting in Execution certain Acts of this Session of Parliament;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Culm from Milford, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for rendering the Exportation of Culm from the Harbour of Milford, in the County of Pembroke, and the Limits thereof, to the neighbouring Counties, more easy to the Proprietors and Purchasers of the same; and for better securing the Duties payable thereon;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return Raymond's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for exchanging certain Messages, Lands, and Tenements, in the Parishes of Beckenham and Lewisham in the County of Kent, Part of the Estate late of Hugh Raymond Esquire, deceased, for other Lands and Hereditaments in the said Parish of Beckenham, belonging to John Cator the Younger, and for settling the Lands so taken in Exchange to the same Uses as the Lands given in Exchange stand limited; and for enabling Jones Raymond and Peter Burrell Esquires to grant Building Leases of other Parts of the Estate late of the said Hugh Raymond;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Narrow Waggon Wheels Bill, rejected.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing so much of an Act of Parliament, passed in the Fifth Year of His late Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for making more effectual the several Acts passed for repairing the Highways of this Kingdom, as restrains Waggons travelling for Hire with Wheels of a less Breadth than Two Inches and a Half, when worn, from being drawn with more than Three Horses."

And it being moved, "To reject the Bill:"

After short Debate:

Ordered, That the said Bill be rejected.

Dalkeith Duty on Beer, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, on every Scots Pint of Ale, Porter, or Beer, brewed for Sale, or vended, within the Town and Parish of Dalkeith;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Fletton Common, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields and Grounds in the Manor and Parish of Fletton, in the County of Huatingdon;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Mallors's Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Dean and Chapter of the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter at Westminster, and their Successors, to make and grant unto James Mallors a Lease or Leases of certain Pieces of Ground, Messuages, Tenements, and Hereditaments, comprized within certain Limits, for a longer Term of Years than they are at present enabled to grant;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were read the First Time.

Russel to take the Name of Kemp, Leave for a Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of William Russell Esquire; praying, "That Leave may be given to bring in a Bill, to enable him and his Issue to take and use the Surname of Kempe only:"

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 enable William Russell Esquire and his Issue to take and use the Surname of Kempe only, pursuant to the Will of William Kempe Esquire, deceased."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

To allow further Time to qualify for Offices, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to indemnify Persons who have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace, Deputy Lieutenants, Officers of the Militia, and others, who have omitted to register, or to deliver in, their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law; and for giving further Time for those Purposes."

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 made some Amendments thereto; which he was directed to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Trotter against Magistrates of Edinburgh:

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal, of Henry Trotter of Mortonhall Esquire, and Thomas Trotter Merchant in Edinburgh, his Factor; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Sheriff Depute of the County of Edinburgh, of the 18th Day of January 1760; and of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session, of the 12th of February 1760; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or amended; or that the Appellants might have such Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom should seem just:" As also upon the Answer of the Magistrates and Town Council of Edinburgh 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 Interlocutors complained of in the said Appeal be, and the same are hereby, affirmed, with this Addition; (videlicet,) "That the said Interlocutors, and the Affirmance thereof, be without Prejudice to the Appeallant's laying before and proving to the Jury, to be summoned and appointed as in the said Interlocutors is set forth, any Damage or Diminution in Value, that may accrue to the said Appellant Henry Trotter, or to his Estate of Swanston, from or by reason of making the Alienation or Grant mentioned in the said Interlocutors; and that the said Appellant be at Liberty to give Evidence before the said Jury of such Damage, or Diminution in Value, and all Circumstances relating thereto; and that the said Jury do take the same into their Consideration, in settling the Sum or Sums to be awarded by their Verdict, as the Value of such Grant."

Cause put off.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein the Earl of Ruglen and March is Appellant, and Sir Thomas Kennedy Respondent, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off till Friday next.

Frisby Common, Bill; His Majesty's Consent to it signified.

The Duke of Newcastle acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Frisby upon the Wreak, in the County of Leicester," was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Prize-money to Greenwich Hospital, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual securing the Payment of such Prize and Bounty-monies as were appropriated to the Use of Greenwich Hospital, by an Act made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for the Encouragement of Seamen, and the more speedy and effectual Manning His Majesty's Navy."

Continuing Laws, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continue several Laws therein mentioned, relating to the clandestine Running of uncustomed Goods, and preventing Frauds relating to the Customs; to prevent the clandestine Running of Goods, and the Danger of Infection thereby; to the granting Liberty to carry Rice from His Majesty's Province of Carolina in America, directly to any Part of Europe Southward of Cape Finisterre, in Ships built and navigated according to Law; to the free Importation of Cochineal and Indico; to the prohibiting the Importation of Books re-printed Abroad, and first composed, written, and printed, in Great Britain; and for allowing further Time for making Affidavits of the Execution of Articles or Contracts of Clerks to Attornies or Solicitors, and filing thereof."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 14o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Ds. Henley, Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Dux Newcastle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Moray.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Ilchester.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

London Streets, &c. to widen, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for widening certain new Streets, Lanes, and Passages, within the City of London and Liberties thereof; and for opening certain new Streets and Ways within the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," 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."

Leeds Bridge, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising Money for finishing and completing the Repair of Leeds Bridge, in the County of York; and for the purchasing and taking down the Houses and Buildings which straiten and obstruct the Passage to and over the said Bridge," 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."

Bristol Bridge, &c. Bill.

The Lord Ducie reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for rebuilding, widening, and enlarging, the Bridge over the River Avon, in the City of Bristol, and erecting a temporary Bridge adjoining; and for widening the Streets, Lanes, Ways, and Passages, leading thereto; and for building another Bridge over some other Part of the said River within the said City, if necessary; and for opening proper Ways and Passages thereto," 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."

Catton Common, Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Commons, or Wastes, and Common Meadow Grounds, within the Manor and Soke of Catton, in the County of York."

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

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

To allow further Time to quality for Offices, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to indemnify Persons who have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace, Deputy Lieutenants, Officers of the Militia, and others, who have omitted to register or to deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law; and for giving further Time for those Purposes."

Which Amendments were read by the Clerk, as follow:

"Pr. 1. L. 35. Leave out ["Thirteenth"], and insert ["Thirtieth"]."

"Pr. 3. L. 36. After ["directed"], insert ["and leave his Qualification in Writing with the Clerk of the Peace, with whom he is, by the said Act made in the Thirtieth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, required to leave the same."]."

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

To prevent Tenants gaining a Settlement by Assessments, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent Occupiers of Tenements under the Yearly Rent of Ten Pounds from gaining Settlements by reason of their being rated to the Land Tax."

And it being moved, "To reject the Bill:"

Rejected.

Ordered, That the said Bill be rejected.

Sale of Fish, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of an Act passed in the Twentyninth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, concerning a Free Market for Fish at Westminster, as requires Fishermen to enter their Fishing Vessels at the Office of the Searcher of the Customs at Gravesend; and to regulate the Sale of Fish at the First Hand in the Fish Markets in London and Westminster; and to prevent Salesmen of Fish buying Fish to sell again on their own Account; and to allow Bret and Turbot, Brill and Pearl, although under the respective Dimensions mentioned in a former Act, to be imported and sold; and to punish Persons who shall take or sell any Spawn, Brood, or Fry, of Fish, unsizeable Fish, or Fish out of Season, or Smelts under the Size of Five Inches; and for other Purposes."

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 former 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.

Russell to take the Name of Kemp, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable William Russell Esquire and his Issue to take and use the Surname of Kempe only, pursuant to the Will of William Kempe Esquire, deceased."

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

L. Chamberlain.
D. Newcastle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Moray.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Hertford.
E. Guilford.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Ilchester.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Sarum.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Clifton.
L. Delamer.
L. Bathurst.

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

Wall's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower John Wall the Grandfather, and Mary Wall the Guardian, of Anna Maria Wall, an Infant, to execute Articles, Leases, or Grants, for giving Liberty to drive a Sough through an Estate called Cowley Estate, in the Parishes of Darley and Youlgreave, in the County of Derby, descended to, and now vested in, the said Anna Maria Wall."

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 the former Messengers.

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

Frisby Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Frisby upon the Wreak, in the County of Leicester."

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

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

Dalkeith Duty on Beer, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, on every Scots Pint of Ale, Porter, or Beer, brewed for Sale, or vended, within the Town and Parish of Dalkeith."

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.

Fletton Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields and Grounds in the Parish of Fletton, in the County of Huntingdon."

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.

Exportation of Rum, Melasses, Spirits, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for encouraging the Exportation of Rum and Spirits, of the Growth, Produce, and Manufacture, of the British Sugar Plantations, from this Kingdom, and of British Spirits made from Melasses;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Prize-money to Greenwich Hospital, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual securing the Payment of such Prize and Bounty-monies as were appropriated to the Use of Greenwich Hospital, by an Act made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for the Encouragement of Seamen, and the more speedy and effectual manning His Majesty's Navy."

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.

Culm from Milford, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for rendering the Exportation of Culm from the Harbour of Milford, in the County of Pembroke, and the Limits thereof, to the neighbouring Counties, more easy to the Proprietors and Purchasers of the same; and for better securing the Duties payable thereon."

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.

First Meetings of Commissioners, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Times for the First Meetings of Commissioners, or Trustees, for putting in Execution certain Acts of this Session of Parliament."

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.

Continuing Laws, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws therein mentioned, relating to the clandestine Running of uncustomed Goods, and preventing Frauds relating to the Customs; to prevent the clandestine Running of Goods, and the Danger of Infection thereby; to the granting Liberty to carry Rice from His Majesty's Province of Carolina in America, directly to any Part of Europe Southward of Cape Finisterre, in Ships built and navigated according to Law; to the free Importation of Cochineal and Indico; to the prohibiting the Importation of Books re-printed Abroad, and first composed, written, and printed, in Great Britain; and for allowing further Time for making Affidavits of the Execution of Articles or Contracts of Clerks to Attornies or Solicitors, and filing thereof."

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

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

Mallors's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Dean and Chapter of the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter at Westminster, and their Successors, to make and grant unto James Mallors a Lease or Leases of certain Pieces of Ground, Messuages, Tenements, and Hereditaments, comprized within certain Limits, for a longer Term of Years than they are at present enabled to grant."

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 15o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales Præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Elien.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Henley, Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Rutland, Senescallus.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Moray.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Gower.
Comes Powis.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Russell to take the Name of Kempe, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable William Russell Esquire and his Issue to take and use the Surname of Kempe only, pursuant to the Will of William Kempe Esquire, deceased," 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.

Pensylvania Land Company, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Estates in Pensylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland, belonging to the Proprietors of a Partnership commonly called The Pensylvania Land Company in London, in Trustees, to be sold; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," 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."

Aspley Guise Common, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and dividing the Common Fields, Common Meadows, Lammas Grounds, and other Common and Waste Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Aspley Guise, in the County of Bedford," 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."

To allow further Time to qualify for Offices, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to indemnify Persons who have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace, Deputy Lieutenants, Officers of the Militia, and others, who have omitted to register or to deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law; and for giving further Time for those Purposes."

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 Mr. Devall and Mr. Bonner:

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.

Sheffield Roads, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir George Saville and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Road from Bawtry to Sheffield, and from Sheffield to the South Side of Wortley, in the County of York, where it joins the Turnpike Road leading from Rotherham to Manchester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sail Cloth, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue an Act, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, An Act for the better Encouragement of the making of Sail Cloth in Great Britain;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Walton Common, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the enclosing and dividing divers Parcels of Com mons and Waste Grounds, lying and being in the several Townships of Walton on the Hill and Fazakerley, in the Parish of Walton on the Hill aforesaid, and County Palatine of Lancaster."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

London Streets, &c. to widen, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for widening certain Streets, Lanes, and Passages, within the City of London and Liberties thereof; and for opening certain new Streets and Ways within the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Bristol Bridge, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for re-building, widening, and enlarging, the Bridge over the River Avon, in the City of Bristol, and erecting a temporary Bridge adjoining; and for widening the Streets, Ways, Lanes, and Passages, leading thereto; and for building another Bridge over some other Part of the said River, within the said City, if necessary; and for opening proper Ways and Passages thereto."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Leeds Bridge, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising Money for finishing and compleating the Repair of Leeds Bridge, in the County of York; and for the purchasing and taking down the Houses and Buildings which straiten and obstruct the Passage to and over the said Bridge."

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 Four preceding Bills.

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

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

Rum, Melasses, Spirits, &c. Exportation, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for encouraging the Exportation of Rum and Spirits, of the Growth, Produce, and Manufacture, of the British Sugar Plantations, from this Kingdom, and of British Spirits made from Melasses."

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.

Prize-money to Greenwich Hospital, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual securing the "Payment of such Prize and Bounty Monies as were appropriated to the Use of Greenwich Hospital by an Act made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for the Encouragement of Seamen, and the more speedy and effectual Manning His Majesty's Navy."

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."

Culm from Milford, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for rendering the Exportation of Culm from the Harbour of Milford, in the County of Pembroke, and the Limits thereof, to the Neighbouring Counties, more easy to the Proprietors and Purchasers of the same; and for better securing the Duties payable thereon."

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."

First Meetings of Commissioners, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Times for the First Meetings of Commissioners, or Trustees, for putting in Execution certain Acts of this Session of Parliament."

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."

Continuing Laws, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws therein mentioned, relating to the clandestine Running of uncustomed Goods, and preventing Frauds relating to the Customs; to prevent the clandestine Running of Goods, and the Danger of Infection thereby; to the granting Liberty to carry Rice from His Majesty's Province of Carolina in America, directly to any Part of Europe Southward of Cape Finisterre, in Ships built and navigated according to Law; to the free Importation of Cochineal and Indico; to the prohibiting the Importation of Books re-printed Abroad, and first composed, written, and printed, in Great Britain; and for allowing further Time for making Affidavits of the Execution of Articles or Contracts of Clerks to Attornies or Solicitors, and filling thereof."

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."

Sheffield Roads, Bill; His Majesty's Consent to it signified:

The Duke of Newcastle acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Road from Bawtry to Sheffield, and from Sheffield to the South Side of Wortley, in the County of York, where it joins the Turnpike Road leading from Rotherham to Manchester," was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned), that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think sit."

And to Mission Common Bill.

The Duke of Newcastle also acquainted the House, That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting the Common and Waste Grounds, Open, Arable Fields, Meadows, and Pastures, in the Township and Parish of Misson, in the Counties of Nottingham and Lincoln, or One of them," was pleased to Consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned), that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Qualification of Members of H. C. Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enforce and render more effectual the Laws relating to the Qualification of Members to sit in the House of Commons."

The said Bill was accordingly read a 2d Time.

And it being proposed, "To commit the Bill:"

The same was objected to.

After Debate;

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall be committed?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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 Tuesday next; and the Lords to be summoned.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 16o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Henley, Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Rutland, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Kingston.
Dux Newcastle.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Morton.
Comes Moray.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckingham.
Comes Powis.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Harwich.

PRAYERS.

Brecon to Whitney Passage, Road Bill.

The Earl of Oxford reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads from the Town of Brecon to the Parish of Brobury, and to Whitney Passage, in the County of Hereford; and for building a Bridge over the River Wye, at Bredwardine Passage, in the same County," 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."

Russell to take the Name of Kempe, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable William Russell Esquire and his Issue to take and use the Surname of Kempe only, pursuant to the Will of William Kempe Esquire, deceased."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Sale of Fish, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons; by Mr. Alderman Dickinson and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of an Act passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, concerning a Free Market for Fish at Westminster, as requires Fishermen to enter their Fishing Vessels at the Office of the Searcher of the Customs at Gravesend; and to regulate the Sale of Fish at the First Hand in the Fish Markets in London and Westminster; and to prevent Salesmen of Fish buying Fish to sell again on their own Account; and to allow Bret and Turbot, Brill and Pearl, although under the respective Dimensions mentioned in a former Act, to be imported and sold; and to punish Persons who shall take or sell any Spawn, Brood, or Fry, of Fish, unsizeable Fish, or Fish out of Season, or Smelts under the Size of Five Inches; and for other Purposes;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Continuing Laws, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws therein mentioned, relating to the clandestine Running of uncustomed Goods, and preventing Frauds relating to the Customs; to prevent the clandestine Running of Goods, and the Danger of Infections thereby; to the granting Liberty to carry Rice from His Majesty's Province of Carolina in America, directly to any Part of Europe Southward of Cape Finisterre, in Ships built and navigated according to Law; to the free Importation of Cochineal and Indico; to the prohibiting the Importation of Books re-printed Abroad, and first composed, written, and printed, in Great Britain; and for allowing further Time for making Affidavits of the Execution of Articles or Contracts of Clerks to Attornies or Solicitors, and filing thereof."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Coddington Common, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Coddington, in the County of Nottingham," 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."

Blakesly Common, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and Common Grounds, in the Parish of Blakesley, in the County of Northampton, exclusive of the Hamlet of Woodend, in the said Parish," 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."

Clifton Common, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Lands in the Parish of Clifton, in the County of Nottingham," 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."

Culm from Milford, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for rendering the Exportation of Culm from the Harbour of Milford, in the County of Pembroke, and the Limits thereof, to the neighbouring Counties, more easy to the Proprietors and Purchasers of the same; and for better securing the Duties payable thereon."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

First Meetings of Commissioners, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Times for the First Meetings of Commissioners, or Trustees, for putting in Execution certain Acts of this Session of Parliament."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Prize-money to Greenwich Hospital, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual securing the Payment of such Prize and Bounty-monies as were appropriated to the Use of Greenwich Hospital by an Act made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of Seamen, and the more speedy and effectual manning His Majesty's Navy."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Aspley Guise Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and dividing the Common Fields, Common Meadows, Lammas Grounds, and other Common or Waste Lands, in the Manor and Parish of Aspley Guise, in the County of Bedford."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Pensylvania Land Company, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Estates in Pensylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland, belonging to the Proprietors of a Partnership, commonly called The Pensylvania Land Company in London, in Trustees, to be sold; and for other Purposes 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 Five preceding Bills.

And Message were severally ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

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

Sail Cloth, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue an Act, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, An Act for the better Encouragement of the making of Sail Cloth in Great Britain."

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.

Sheffield Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Road from Bawtry to Sheffield, and from Sheffield to the South Side of Wortley, in the County of York, where it joins the Turnpike Road leading from Rotherham to Manchester."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Argyll.
D. Newcastle.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Sandwich.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Rochford.
E. Morton.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E. Gower.
E. Fauconberg.
Ld. Bp. Ely.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. Bangor.
Ld. Abergavenny.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Ward.
L. Ducie.

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.

Mission Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting the Common and Waste Grounds, Open, Arable Fields, Meadows, and Pastures, in the Township and Parish of Mission, in the Counties of Nottingham and Lincoln, or One of them."

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.

Rum, Melasses, and Spirits, Exportation, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for encouraging the Exportation of Rum and Spirits, of the Growth, Produce, and Manufacture, of the British Sugar Plantations, from this Kingdom, and of British Spirits made from Melasses."

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."

Corbert & al. against Jardine & al:

A Petition of John Jardine and others, Respondents in a Cause depending in this House, wherein James Corbet and others are Appellants, was presented, and read; praying, "That their Lordships, will be pleased to appoint a short Day for hearing this Cause; or to hear One Counsel on either Side, and to take into Consideration the said Appeal; and to dismiss the same, as being premature, incompetent, and improper, in respect the End cannot be attained by it which is made the Pretext for bringing the said Appeal."

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

And being withdrawn:

An Entry in the Journal, of the 19th of April 1738, in relation to the dismissing an Appeal of Sir Hew Dalrymple, was read.

Appeal dismissed.

Ordered, (by Consent of the Agents on both Sides signified at the Bar), That the said Appeal be dismissed; and that the Court of Session in Scotland do proceed to a final Determination of the Cause, according to Law and Justice; and that, after such Determination made, any of the Parties be at Liberty to appeal, as they shall be advised: And, to the End that any of the said Parties may have an Opportunity of appealing, without being prejudiced by the Dismission of the present Appeal, it is also Ordered, That, in case such Determination shall be made by the said Court of Session whilst the Parliament shall not be sitting, such Determination shall not take Effect, nor the Decree be extracted, till after the End of Fourteen Days from the Beginning of the next Session of Parliament.

Message from H. C. to return Strode's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for selling certain Manors, Capital Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Hertford, comprized in a Settlement made by William Strode Esquire, deceased; and for purchasing, with the Money arising by such Sale, other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

E. of Ruglen and March against Sir T. Kennedy.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein William Earl of Ruglen and March is Appellant, and Sir Thomas Kennedy Baronet Respondent:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till Monday next.

L. Bruce's Privilege.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee of Privileges upon the Matter of a Complaint of a Breach of Lord Bruce's Privilege, which stands now adjourned to Monday next, be put off to Tuesday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 19o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Henley, Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Kingston.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Morton.
Comes Moray.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Gower.
Comes Egremont.
Comes (fn. 1) Hertford.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Frisby Common, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Frisby upon the Wreak, in the County of Leicester," 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 throught the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Mission Common, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting the Common and Waste Grounds, Open Arable Fields, Meadows, and Pastures, in the Townships and Parish of Misson, in the Counties of Nottingham and Lincoln, or One of them," 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."

Mallors's Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Dean and Chapter of the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter at Westminster, and their Successors, to make and grant unto James Mallors, a Lease or Leases of certain Pieces of Ground, Messuages, Tenements, and Hereditaments, comprized within certain Limits, for a longer Term of Years than they are at present enabled to grant," 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."

Sheffield Roads, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Road from Bawtry to Sheffield, and from Sheffield to the South Side of Wortley, in the County of York; [ (fn. 2) where it joins the Turnpike Road leading from Rotherham to Manchester,"] 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."

Dalkeith, Duty on Beer, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or one Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Scots Pint of Ale, Porter, or Beer, brewed for Sale, or vended, within the Town and Parish of Dalkeith," 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."

Militia Families, Maintenance of, Bill:

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for limiting, consining, and better regulating, the Payment of the Weekly Allowance, made by Act of Parliament, for the Maintenance, of Families unable to support themselves during the Absence of Militia-men embodied and ordered out into actual Service; and for explaining so much of an Act made in this Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army, and their Quarters," as relates to the Militia when embodied, and in actual Service; and for explaining and amending certain Parts of the Laws now in Force, for the better ordering of the Militia Forces in that Part of Great Britain called England;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return the Bill for allowing further Time to qualify for Offices, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to indemnify Persons who have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peaces, Deputy Lieutenants, Officers of the Militia, and others, who have omitted to register or to deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Laws, and for giving further Time for those Purposes;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Disarming Highlands, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for reviving and continuing so much of an Act made in the Twentyfirst Year of His present Majesty's Reign, as relates to the more effectual Trial and Punishment of High Treason, and Misprision of High Treason, in The Highlands of Scotland; and also for continuing Two other Acts, one made in the Nineteenth Year, and the other made in the Twenty-first Year, of His present Majesty's Reign, so far as they relate to the more effectual disarming The Highlands of Scotland, and for securing the Peace thereof;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

E. Ferrers takes his Seats.

This Day Washington Earl Ferrers sat first in Parliament, after the Death of his Brother Lawrence Earl Ferrers; his Lordships 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.

Brecon to Whitney Passage, Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads from the Town of Brecon to the Parish of Brobury, and to Whitney Passage, in the County of Hereford; and for building a Bridge over the River Wye, at Breadwardine Passage, in the same County."

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.

L. Bruce's Privilege:

Upon reading the Petition of Richard Street Clerk, and James Wright his Nephew; setting forth, "That Complaint having been made to the House, of a Breach of Privilege committed against the Right Honourable the Lord Bruce by the Petitioners, in causing several Trees to be cut down and carried away, in the Night-time, from the Waste of his Lordship's Borough of Great Bedwyn; the Matter of which Complaint was referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges; that the Petitioner Street appeared before the said Committee, whose Lordships were pleased to allow him Time to make his Defence; and praying, in regard the said Petitioner Street is between Seventy and Eighty Years of Age, and very hard of Hearing, is not able properly to make his Defence, that the House would be pleased to allow that the Petitioners may be assisted by Counsel in making their said Defence:"

Street and Wright to be heard by Counsel.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners may be heard, in their Defence, by One Counsel, before the said Committee; as may also One Counsel be heard in Support of the said Complaint, if the Lord who made the Complaint think fit.

Sail Cloth, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue an Act, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, An Act for the better Encouragement of the making of Sail Cloth in Great Britain."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Navy Debt, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty to raise a certain Sum, towards paying off and discharging the Debt of the Navy, and towards Naval Services for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sinking Fund, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

For raising One Million, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty to raise the Sum of One Million, for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned; and for further appropriating certain Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hackney Chairs and Coaches, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing certain Laws relating to the additional Number of One Hundred Hackney Chairs, and to the Powers given for regulating Hackney Coaches and Chairs;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Four Bills were read the First Time.

E. of Ruglen and March against Sir T. Kennedy:

After hearing Counsel, as well on Friday last as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of William Earl of Ruglen and March, styling himself Earl of Cassillis; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 29th of February 1760; and praying, "That the same might be reversed; or that the Appeallant might have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom should seem meet:" As also upon the Answer of Sir Thomas Kennedy of Colzean Baronet, also styling himself Earl of Cassillis, 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 Interlocutor therein complained of be, and the same is hereby, affirmed.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 20o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Henley, Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Rutland, Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Albermarle.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Gower.
Comes Powis.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Harwich.

PRAYERS.

Disarming The Highlands, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for reviving and continuing so much of an Act made in the Twenty-first Year of His present Majesty's Reign, as relates to the more effectual Trial and Punishment of High Treason, and Misprision of High Treason, in The Highlands of Scotland; and also for continuing Two other Acts, one made in the Nineteenth Year, and the other in the Twenty-first Year, of His present Majesty's Reign, so far as they relate to the more effectual disarming The Highlands of Scotland, and for securing the Peace thereof."

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

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

Militia Pay and Cloathing, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for applying the Money granted in this Session of Parliament, towards defraying the Charge of Pay and Cloathing of the unembodied Militia for One Year, ending the Twenty-fifth Day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-one; and for explaining certain Parts of the Acts for the better ordering of the Militia Forces within that Part of Great Britain called England, relating to the Money to be given to Private Militia-men upon their being ordered out into actual Service, and to the Cloaths of Private Militia-men; and to the Time of the Commencement of the Pay of the embodied Militia;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return Sir M. Fetherston's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the settled Estate of Sir Mathew Fetherston Baronet, in the County of Essex; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in Lieu thereof;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Fletton Common, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields and Grounds in the Manor and Parish of Fletton, in the County of Huntingdon," 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."

Gravesend Road, Bill.

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been present this Session, and are not named of the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for rendering more effectual several Acts passed in the Tenth Year of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, in the Eleventh Year of His late Majesty King George the First, and in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for enlarging, amending, and maintaining, the Road from Dartford to Northfleet and Gravesend, and from Gravesend to Chalk, and from Northfleet to Chalk, and from thence to The Stones End near the Parish Church of Strood," stands committed, be added to the said Committee.

Militia Families Maintenance, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for limiting, confining, and better regulating, the Payment of the Weekly Allowances, made by Act of Parliament, for the Maintenance of Families unable to support themselves during the Absence of Militiamen embodied, and ordered out into actual Service; and for explaining so much of an Act made in this Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters," as relates to the Militia-men embodied, and in actual Service; and for explaining and amending certain Parts of the Laws now in Force for the better ordering of the Militia Forces in that Part of Great Britain called England."

Moved, "To commit the Bill."

Which being objected to:

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall be committed?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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.

Qualification of Members of H. C. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enforce and render more effectual the Laws relating to the Qualification of Members to sit in the House of Commons."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Sail-cloth, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, An Act for the better Encouragement of the making of Sail-cloth in Great Britain."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Sheffield Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Road from Bawtry to Sheffield, and from Sheffield to the South Side of Wortley, in the County of York, where it joins the Turnpike Road leading from Rotherham to Manchester."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Misson Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting the Common and Waste Grounds, Open Arable Fields, Meadows, and Pastures, in the Township and Parish of Mission, in the Counties of Nottingham and Lincoln, or One of them."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Dalkeith, Duty on Beer, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, on every Scots Pint of Ale, Porter, or Beer, brewed for Sale, or vended, within the Town and Parish of Dalkeith."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Frisby Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Frisby upon the Wreak, in the County of Leicester."

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 preceding Bills.

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

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

Navy Debt; Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty to raise a certain Sum of Money, towards paying off and discharging the Debt of the Navy, and towards Naval Services, for 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.

Sinking Fund, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money, out of the Sinking Fund, 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.

For raising One Million, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty to raise the Sum of One Million, for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned; and for further appropriating certain Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament."

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

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

Hackney Chairs and Coaches, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing certain Laws relating to the additional Number of One Hundred Hackney Chairs; and to the Powers given for regulating Hackney Coaches and Chairs."

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.

Mallor's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Dean and Chapter of the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter at Westminster, and their Successors, to make and grant unto James Mallors a Lease or Leases of certain Pieces of Ground, Messages, Tenements, and Hereditaments, comprized within certain Limits, for a longer Term of Years than they are at present enabled to grant."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

1 Bis in Originali.
2 Desunt in Originali; vide p. 692. 2. 697. b. & 701. b.