House of Lords Journal Volume 30
May 1762, 1-10

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 30: May 1762, 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 30: 1760-1764 (1767-1830), pp. 252-263. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114516 Date accessed: 30 August 2014.


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May 1762, 1-10

DIE Lunæ, 3o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bath.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Temple.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Spencer.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Melcombe.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.

PRAYERS.

E. of Bath takes the Oaths.

This Day William Earl of Bath 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.

D. of Beaufort's Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing Part, and explaining and amending other Part, of an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Estates entailed by the Will of the most Noble Charles Noel Duke of Beaufort, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for purchasing other Estates, to be settled to the like Uses; and for empowering the Guardian and Trustees named in the said Will to make Leases of the said Duke's Estates, in the Counties of Gloucester, Wilts, Hants, Devon, Dorset, Glamorgan, and Brecon, during the Minority of his Children," 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.

Pool to Wrexham Road, Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers, and also to render more effectual, an Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the several Roads from the Town of Pool in the County of Montgomery, to Wrexham in the County of Denbigh, and also the Road from Knockin in the County of Salop, to Lanrhaiader in Mochnant in the County of Denbigh; and to repair and widen several other Roads 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."

Rotherham Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and dividing the Common Fields, Moors, and Common Grounds, in the Township of Rotherham, in the County of York."

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. Browning and Mr. Graves:

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.

To prevent destroying Pigeons, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend so much of an Act made in the First Year of the Reign of King James the First, intituled, An Act for the better Execution of the Intent and Meaning of former Statutes made against shooting in Guns; and for the Preservation of the Game of Pheasants and Partridges, and against the destroying of Hares with Hare-Pipes, and tracing Hares in the Snow; as relates to the Preservation of House-Doves and Pigeons, by making the Manner of convicting such Person or Persons as shall offend therein more easy and expeditious."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill, with the Amendments, 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 same Messengers:

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

Sudbury Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the High Road leading from the North End of Ballingdon Bridge in Sudbury in the County of Suffolk, to the South Gate in Bury Saint Edmunds in the said County."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Ashford and Hythe Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Road leading from the High Post Road near the Town of Faversham, by Bacon's Water, through Ashford, to the Town and Port of Hythe in the County of Kent, and from Bacon's Water to a certain Lane called Holy Lane in Wincheap near the City of Canterbury."

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 the same Messengers:

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

Enrolment of Deeds, &c. by Papists, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time for Enrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists; and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers."

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.

E. of Bucks & al. against Ly. Drury.

The House was moved, "That, in regard the Attorney General, who is of Counsel for the Appellants in the Cause wherein the Earl of Buckinghamshire and others are Appellants, and Dame Martha Drury Widow is Respondent, which stands appointed for hearing this Day, continues still much indisposed, that the Hearing thereof may be put off till this Day Sevennight."

Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off till this Day Sevennight; and that the Judges do then attend.

Loraine to take the Name of Smith, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Charles Smith, an Infant, lately called Charles Loraine, and his Heirs, to take and use the Surname of Smith, pursuant to the Will of Richard Smith Esquire, deceased."

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

E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Bath.
E. Bucks.
E. Temple.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Ilchester.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Stormont.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. B. Chester.
L. B. Oxford.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Delamer.
L. Hay.
L. Melcombe.

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.

Clapham's Estate to vest in Trustees, Bill.

The Lord Hay, Chancellor of the Dutchy of Lancaster, acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Estates in the Parish of St. Botoph Billingsgate London, late the Estate of William Clapham Gentleman, in Trustees, for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned," was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Carew's Bill:

The Order of the Day was read, for taking into Consideration the Motion made on Friday last, for dispensing with the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the settled Estate of Thomas Carew of Crowcombe in the County of Somerset Esquire; and for settling other Lands and Hereditaments, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the same Uses," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Committee shortened.

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be dispensed with, in this Case; and that the Committee may meet, to consider the said Bill, on Wednesday next.

Register of Parish Poor Infants, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the keeping regular, uniform, and annual Registers of all Parish Poor Infants, under a certain Age, within the Bills of Mortality."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Messages from H. C. to return Holdens Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Holden Gentleman and Thomas Holden his Son, an Infant, and their Trustees, to raise the Sum of One Thousand Pounds, upon certain Estates in Leicestershire and Warwickshire, or on a sufficient Part thereof, to be applied for the Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Sproatley Enclosure, Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open Fields, Pastures, and Pieces or Parcels of Meadows and Pasture Ground, in the Lordship of Sproatley in Holderness, in the County of York;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Dringhoe Common, Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming Articles of Agreement, for enclosing Common Fields, Common Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Townships of Dringhoe, Upton, and Brough, in the Parish of Skipsea in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

and Dicker's Executors, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Two Acres of Land in Walton upon Thames in Trustees, to be sold and conveyed to the Executors of Samuel Dicker Esquire, for the Benefit of Mary Delver an Infant;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Bum-boats, to prevent Thefts, &c. by Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent the committing of Thefts and Frauds by Persons navigating Bum-boats and other Boats upon the River Thames."

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 Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Martis, quartum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 4o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Lincoln.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Darlington.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Boston.

PRAYERS.

Weller's Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the settled Estate of John Weller Esquire, deceased, lying in the Counties of Kent and Chester, in Trustees, to be sold, to pay off Encumbrances affecting the same; and to lay out the Surplus of the Money arising by such Sale (if any) in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the Uses of the Will of the said John Weller," 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.

Loraine to take the Name of Smith, Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Charles Smith an Infant, lately called Charles Loraine, and his Heirs, to take and use the Surname of Smith, pursuant to the Will of Richard Smith 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.

Rye Harbour, Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower the Commissioners and Trustees (named and appointed by, and in Pursuance of, an Act of Parliament, made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for making more effectual an Act made in the Ninth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for completing the Repairs of the Harbour of Dover in the County of Kent, and for restoring the Harbour of Rye in the County of Sussex to its ancient Goodness," so far as the same relates to the Harbour of Rye;) to let the Sea and Tides into a new Cut, or Channel, made in Pursuance of the said Act of the Tenth Year of His said late Majesty's Reign, as far as a Wall called Winchilsea Wall," 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."

Stourbridge Road Bill.

The Lord Ward reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Road from the Market House in Stourbridge to Colly Gate in Cradley, and from Pedmore to Holly Hall, and from Colly Gate to Halesowen, and from the Turnpike Road on Dudley Wood to Rednal Green in the Parish of King's Norton, and from Carter's Lane to The Bell Inn at Northfield, in the Counties of Worcester, Stafford, and Salop," 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."

Towcester Common, Bill.

The Earl of Abercorn reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, of and in the Manor, Parish, and Liberties, of Towcester, with the Hamlets of Wood Burcott, and Caldecote, in the County of Northampton," 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."

D. of Beaufort's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing Part, and explaining and amending other Part, of an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for vesting Part of the Estates entailed by the Will of the most Noble Charles Noel Duke of Beaufort, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for purchasing other Estates, to be settled to the like Uses; and for empowering the Guardian and Trustees named in the said Will to make Leases of the said Duke's Estates, in the Counties of Gloucester, Wilts, Hants, Devon, Dorset, Glamorgan, and Brecon, during the Minority of his Children."

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. Bennett and Mr. Edwards:

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

Pool to Wrexham, and others Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers, and also to render more effectual, an Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the several Roads from the Town of Pool in the County of Montgomery, to Wrexham in the County of Denbigh, and also the Road from Knockin in the County of Salop, to Llanrhaiader in Mochnant in the County of Denbigh; and to repair and widen several other Roads therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Bum-boats, to prevent Thefts, &c. by, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent the committing of Thefts and Frauds by Persons navigating Bum-boats and other Boats upon the River Thames."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Register of Parish Poor Infants, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the keeping regular, uniform, and annual Registers of all Parish Poor Infants, under a certain Age, within the Bills of Mortality."

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 Three preceding Bills.

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

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

Leicester and Warwick, &c. Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending so much of Two Acts of the Twenty-seventh and Twenty-ninth Years of His late Majesty, for repairing several Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Leicester and Warwick, as relates to the Road between Hinckley and Coventry."

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

E. Scarbrough.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Darlington.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. Lincoln.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Ward.
L. Delamer.
L. Boston.

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.

Enrolment of Deeds, &c. made by Papists, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time for Enrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists, and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers."

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."

Westminster Streets, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for paving, cleansing, and lighting the Squares, Streets, and Lanes, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, the Parish of Saint Giles in the Fields, Saint George the Martyr, Saint George Bloomsbury, that Part of the Parish of Saint Andrew Holbourn which lies in the County of Middlesex, the several Liberties of The Rolls and Savoy, and that Part of the Dutchy of Lancaster which lies in the County of Middlesex, and for preventing Annoyances therein; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Coventry Streets, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better paving, lighting, and cleansing the City of Coventry and its Suburbs, for widening some Parts thereof, and for the better ordering the Watch, Publick Wells, and Pumps, and the River Sherborne there;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return Doerner's Nat. Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Doerner;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Mercurii, quintum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 5o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Carliol.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bath.
Comes Temple.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Melcombe.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Boston.

PRAYERS.

Carew's Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the settled Estate of Thomas Carew of Crowcombe in the County of Somerset Esquire; and for settling other Lands and Hereditaments, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the same Uses," 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.

London Bridge, Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging and improving the North-East Avenue of London 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."

Cleobury Mortimer Road, Bill.

The Earl of Bath reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from Cleobury Mortimer, The Cross Houses, Glazeley, and the Turnpike Gate on Abberley Hill, in the Counties of Salop and Worcester," 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."

Weller's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the settled Estate of John Weller Esquire, deceased, lying in the Counties of Kent and Chester, in Trustees, to be sold, to pay off Encumbrances affecting the same; and to lay out the Surplus of the Money arising by such Sale (if any) in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the Uses of the Will of the said John Weller."

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. Lane and Mr. Holford:

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

Loraine to take the Name of Smith, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Charles Smith an Infant, lately called Charles Loraine, and his Heirs, to take and use the Surname of Smith, pursuant to the Will of Richard Smith 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 the same Messengers:

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

Towcester Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, of and in the Manor, Parish, and Liberties, of Towcester, with the Hamlets of Wood Burcott, and Caldecote, in the County of Northampton."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Rye Harbour, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower the Commissioners and Trustees (named and appointed by, and in Pursuance of, an Act of Parliament made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for making more effectual an Act made in the Ninth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for completing the Repairs of the Harbour of Dover in the County of Kent, and for restoring the Harbour of Rye in the County of Sussex to its ancient Goodness," so far as the same relates to the Harbour of Rye) to let the Sea and Tides into a new Cut, or Channel, made in Pursuance of the said Act of the Tenth Year of His said late Majesty's Reign, as far as a Wall called Winchilsea Wall."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Stourbridge Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Road from the Market House in Stourbridge to Colley Gate in Cradley, and from Pedmore to Holly Hall, and from Colly Gate to Halesowen, and from the Turnpike Road on Dudley Wood to Rednal Green in the Parish of King's Norton, and from Carter's Lane to The Bell Inn at Northfield, in the Counties of Worcester, Stafford, and Salop."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Enrolment of Deeds, &c. made by Papists, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time for Enrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists, and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers."

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 same Messengers:

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

Seamen in Merchants Service, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making perpetual an Act for the better Regulation and Government of Seamen in the Merchants Service, and for extending the Provisions thereof to His Majesty's Colonies in America;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sedberg, &c. Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Kirby Steven High Lane Head in the County of Westmorland, through Sedberg, to Greeta Bridge in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and from Bracken Bar Gate near Askrigg in the County of York, through Sedberg, to Kirby Kendal, and also the Road from the Four Lane Ends in Marthwaite to the Turnpike Road on Grayrigg Hause, leading from Appleby to Kirby Kendal in the said County of Westmorland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were severally read the First Time.

Trials of Murder within the Admiralty Jurisdictions in America, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more speedy and effectual Trial and Punishment, in His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations in America, of Persons guilty of Murder within the Limits of the Admiral's Jurisdiction;" and for the Judges to attend:

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee thereupon, on this Day Two Months.

Hinckley Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending so much of Two Acts of the Twenty-seventh and Twenty-ninth Years of His late Majesty, for repairing several Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Leicester and Warwick, as relates to the Road between Hinckley and Coventry."

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

E. Cardigan.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Effingham.
E. Bath.
E. Temple.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Ilchester.
V. Folkestone.
L. B. Rochester.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. Delamer.
L. Hay.
L. Sandys.

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.

Clapham's Estate to vest in Trustees, Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Estates in the Parish of Saint Botolph Billingsgate London, late the Estate of William Clapham Gentleman, in Trustees, for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned:"

Ordered, That the said Bill may be read a Second Time.

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

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 Thursday the 20th Day of this Instant May, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Salt from Europe to Nova Scotia, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for importing Salt from Europe into the Colony of Nova Scotia in America."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Persons who have omitted to qualify for Offices to indemnify, Bill.

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

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

DIE Jovis, 6o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Powis.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Melcombe.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Boston.

PRAYERS.

Carew's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the settled Estate of Thomas Carew of Crowcombe in the County of Somerset Esquire; and for settling other Lands and Hereditaments, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the same Uses."

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. Bonner and Mr. Browning:

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

Salt from Europe to Nova Scotia, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for importing Salt from Europe into the Colony of Nova Scotia in America."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Persons who have omitted to qualify for Offices to indemnify, Bill:

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

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

London Bridge, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging and improving the North-East Avenue of London Bridge."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Cleobury Mortimer Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from Cleobury Mortimer, The Cross Houses, Glazeley, and the Turnpike Gate on Abberley Hill, in the Counties of Salop and Worcester."

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 same Messengers:

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

Seamen in the Merchants Service, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making perpetual an Act for the better Regulation and Government of Seamen in the Merchants Service; and for extending the Provisions thereof to His Majesty's Colonies in America."

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.

Clapham's Bill: Motion to shorten the Time of the Committee's Meeting.

The House was moved, "That the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Estates in the Parish of Saint Botolph Billingsgate London, late the Estate of William Clapham Gentleman, in Trustees, for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session."

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

Message from H. C. to return the Bill to prevent the destroying Pigeons.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend so much of an Act made in the First Year of the Reign of King James the First, intituled, "An Act for the better Execution of the Intent and Meaning of former Statutes made against shooting in Guns; and for the Preservation of the Game of Pheasants and Partridges; and against the destroying of Hares with Hare-Pipes, and tracing Hares in the Snow," as relates to the Preservation of House-Doves and Pigeons, by making the Manner of convicting such Person or Persons as shall offend therein more easy and expeditious;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Loughborough Road, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Palmer and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue and render more effectual an Act passed in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from Burleigh Bridge in the Town of Loughborough, to Ashby de la Zouch in the County of Leicester; and for repairing and widening the Road branching out of the said Road at Coleorton Church, over Coleorton Moor, and through Worthington and Sutton Bonington, to Rempston in the Counties of Leicester and Nottingham;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

The King's Answer to Address about altering the Entry to the House.

The Earl of Powis reported, "That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) presented to His Majesty their Lordships Address of Friday last, for altering the Stairs and Entry to this House, according to the Plans therein mentioned; and that His Majesty was pleased to say, He would give Directions accordingly."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 7o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Bath.
Comes Bucks.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Melcombe.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Boston.

PRAYERS.

Hinckley Road, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending so much of Two Acts, of the Twenty-seventh and Twenty-ninth Years of His late Majesty, for repairing several Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Leicester and Warwick, as relates to the Road between Hinckley and Coventry," 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."

Liverpoole Harbour, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for continuing several Acts relating to the Harbour of Liverpoole; and for enlarging the said Harbour, by making an additional Dock, and building a Pier in the open Harbour there; and for enlightening the said Dock; and for making another Dock, with proper Piers, in the said Harbour; and for erecting Lighthouses, and other proper Lights, in or near the Port of Liverpoole," 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 some Amendments thereto."

Which Amendments, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House; and are as follow:

"Pr. 18. L. 32. After ["rendering"], insert ["to the Owner"]."

"Pr. 21. L. 15. After ["any"], insert ["such"]."

"Pr. 30. L. 21. After ["Conveyance"], leave out ["and"]; and instead thereof insert ["or Conveyances, Assurance, or"]."

Messages from H. C. to return Sir Geo. Colebrooke's Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Capital Messuage, with the Lands and Hereditaments thereunto belonging, at Southgate in the Parish of Edmonton, and at Frian Barnett in the County of Middlesex, and at East Barnett in the County of Hertford, late Part of the Estate of James Colebrooke Esquire, deceased, comprised in the Marriage Settlement of Sir George Colebrooke Baronet, in him and his Heirs; and for settling other Lands and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Surrey and Middlesex, of equal Value, to the same Uses, in Lieu thereof; and for other Purposes in the said Act mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Wettstein's Nat. Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Luke Wettstein;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Counts Leslie & al against Grant and Orme.

Upon reading the Petition of Peter Leslie Grant, one of the Respondents to the Appeal of Antonius Count Leslie and others; setting forth, "That, the Petitioner having brought the proper Suit in the Court of Session in Scotland, for preventing the Rents of the Estate in Question in this Cause from being paid by the Tenants to his Prejudice, the Appellants thought proper to prefer an Appeal to this House, which stopped all further Proceedings in the Court below; but so backward have the said Appellants been to bring such Appeal to Hearing, that, the Petitioner having been advised to present a Cross Appeal, in order to bring the whole Matter before their Lordships, the said Appellants did not put in their Answer to the said Cross Appeal, till forced by their Lordships peremptory Order;" and alleging, "That, if a Stop is not put to the Appellants receiving the Rents now due, or hereafter to become due, the Respondents may in the Event be greatly injured, in regard such Rents may be received and remitted into Germany;" and therefore praying, "That their Lordships would be pleased to make an Order for the Tenants to stop paying the Rents; or that the Lords of Session may proceed, notwithstanding the said Appeal, to appoint a Factor, or Receiver of the Rents and Profits of the Estate, subject to the Order of this House on hearing the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the Lords of Session in Scotland be at Liberty to proceed, notwithstanding the said Appeal, to appoint a Factor, or Receiver of the Rents and Profits of the said Estate, subject to the Order of this House on hearing the said Appeal.

Westminster Streets, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for paving, cleansing, and lighting, the Squares, Streets, and Lanes, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, the Parishes of Saint Giles in the Fields, Saint George the Martyr, Saint George Bloomsbury, that Part of the Parish of Saint Andrew Holbourn which lies in the County of Middlesex, the several Liberties of The Rolls and Savoy, and that Part of the Dutchy of Lancaster which lies in the County of Middlesex; and for preventing Annoyances therein; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Pomfret.
E. Bath.
E. Bucks.
V. Hereford.
V. Stormont.
Ld. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
Ld. Willoughby Par.
L. Delamer.
L. Hay.
L. Sandys.

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

Loughborough Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue and render more effectual an Act passed in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from Burleigh Bridge in the Town of Loughborough, to Ashby de la Zouch in the County of Leicester; and for repairing and widening the Road branching out of the said Road at Coleorton Church, over Coleorton Moor, and through Worthington and Sutton Bonington, to Rempston in the Counties of Leicester and 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.

Cockermouth Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for widening, repairing, and amending, the Road from Hesket by Yewes Bridge to Cockermouth, and from thence by Lorton over Whinlatter to Keswick in the County of Cumberland; and from Keswick, by Dummail, Rays, and Ambleside, to Kirby in Kendall in the County of Westmorland; and from Plumbgarth's Cross, near Kirby in Kendall aforesaid, to the Lake called Windermere in the County of Westmorland; and from Keswick aforesaid to the Town of Penrith in the County of Cumberland."

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.

Wintringham Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and dividing several Open Fields and Commonable Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Wintringham, in the County of Lincoln;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Clapham's Bill; Committee shortened.

The Order of the Day was read, for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Estates, in the Parish of Saint Botolph Billingsgate, London, late the Estate of William Clapham Gentleman, in Trustees, for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be dispensed with in this Case; and that the Committee may meet, to consider the said Bill, on Wednesday next.

Kingston upon Hull Streets, Bill; Conference on the Amendments to it, at the Desire of H. C.

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

To desire a Conference with this House, on the Subject-matter of the Amendment made by their Lordships to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend and render more effectual several Acts, made for cleansing and enlightening the Streets of the Town of Kingston upon Hull, and for preventing Annoyances therein."

To which the House agreed.

And the Messengers were called in, and told, "That the Lords do agree to a Conference, as desired; and appoint the same on Monday next, at One of the Clock, in the Painted Chamber."

Seamen in the Merchants Service, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making perpetual an Act for the better Regulation and Government of Seamen in the Merchants Service, and for extending the Provisions thereof to His Majesty's Colonies in America."

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."

Wettstein's Nat. Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Luke Wettstein."

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 10o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Carliol.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Ancaster.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bath.
Comes Gower.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Temple.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Ds. Milton.

PRAYERS.

Seamen in the Merchants Service, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making perpetual an Act for the better Regulation and Government of Seamen in the Merchants Service, and for extending the Provisions thereof to His Majesty's Colonies in America."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Hinckley Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending so much of Two Acts, of the Twenty-seventh and Twenty-ninth Years of His late Majesty, for repairing several Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Leicester and Warwick, as relates to the Road between Hinckley and Coventry."

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.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Harris and Mr. Bonner:

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

Liverpool Harbour, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for continuing several Acts relating to the Harbour of Liverpool; and for enlarging the said Harbour, by making an additional Dock, and building a Pier in the open Harbour there; and for enlightening the said Dock; and for making another Dock, with proper Piers, in the said Harbour; and for erecting Lighthouses, and other proper Lights, in or near the Port of Liverpool."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

L. Lovel and Holland introduced:

John Earl of Egmont in the Kingdom of Ireland, being, by Letters Patent bearing Date the 7th Day of May in the Second Year of His present Majesty, created Lord Lovel and Holland, Baron Lovel and Holland of Enmore in the County of Somerset, was this Day (in his Robes) introduced, between the Lord Bathurst and the Lord Boston (also in their Robes); the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, the Deputy Earl Marshal, and the Lord Great Chamberlain, preceding.

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

His Writ of Summons was also read, as follows; (videlicet,)

His Writ of Summons.

"George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor John Percival of Enmore Chevalier, Greeting. Whereas Our Parliament, for arduous and urgent Affairs, concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, is now met at Our City of Westm'r; We, strictly enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present at Our aforesaid Parliament, with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers, of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice; and this you may in no wise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Seventh Day of May, in the Second Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke & Yorke."

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

L. Milton introduced:

Joseph Lord Milton in the Kingdom of Ireland, being, by Letters Patent bearing Date the 10th Day of May in the Second Year of His present Majesty, created Lord Milton, Baron Milton of Milton Abbey in the County of Dorset, was this Day (in his Robes) introduced, between the Lord Ducie and the Lord Boston (also in their Robes); the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, the Deputy Earl Marshal, and the Lord Great Chamberlain, preceding.

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

His Writ of Summons was also read, as follows; (videlicet,)

His Writ of Summons.

"George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Joseph Damer of Milton Abbey Chevalier, Greeting. Whereas Our Parliament, for arduous and urgent Affairs, concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, is now met at Our City of Westminster; We, strictly enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present at Our aforesaid Parliament, with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers, of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice; and this you may in no wise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Tenth Day of May, in the Second Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke & Yorke."

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

Leicester, Warwick, &c. Roads, Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads therein mentioned, lying in the Counties of Leicester and Warwick, and in the County of the City of Coventry," 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."

Conference on the Kingston upon Hull Streets, Bill:

The House being informed, "That the Managers of the Commons, for the Conference appointed on Friday last, upon the Subject-matter of the Amendment made by the Lords to the Bill to render more effectual several Acts made for cleansing and enlightening the Streets in the Town of Kingston upon Hull, were ready in the Painted Chamber:"

The Lords following were appointed Managers of the said Conference for this House:

D. Ancaster.
E. Denbigh.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
V. Hereford.
Ld. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Bristol.
Ld. Willoughby Par.
L. Delamer.
L. Bathurst.
L. Ducie.
L. Mansfield.
L. Boston.

And their Names being called over:

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference.

Which being ended, the House was resumed.

Report of it.

And the Duke of Ancaster reported, "That they had met the Managers for the Commons, at the Conference; which was managed on their Part by Sir George Montgomery Metham; who delivered to their Lordships the Bill with the Amendment, and also a Paper to the Effect following:

"To the Amendment made by your Lordships to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend and render more effectual several Acts, made for cleansing and enlightening the Streets of the Town of Kingston upon Hull, and for preventing Annoyances therein," which is in Press 7, Line 26, to leave out from ["thereof"] to ["and"], in the 37th Line of the same Press, the Commons disagree:

"Because, by a Statute 9o George I. Cap. 7, Sec. 6, it is enacted, "That no Person shall be taken to have any legal Settlement, in any City, Town, Parish, or Hamlet, by reason of his being rated and paying to the Scavengers Rate or Repairs of the Highway:" By the present Bill, Power is given to the Mayor and Aldermen of the Town of Kingston upon Hull, to make a Rate upon the Occupiers of Houses in the said Town, and Liberties thereof, which is directed to be applied to Purposes which must otherwise have been supplied by a Scavenger's Rate.

"The Clause, which by your Lordships Amendment is proposed to be left out, was inserted by the Commons, that this Bill, which is intended for private and particular Purposes, may not be construed to imply any Alteration of the general Law in regard to the Settlement of the Poor. Antecedent to this Bill, the Payment of such a Rate, as is directed to be levied by virtue thereof, could have entitled no Person to a Settlement, by reason of the Act 9o Geo. I. and the Commons therefore apprehend it is necessary to retain the Clause left out by your Lordships Amendment; the Effect of which Clause is, to provide that the Qualifications which entitle a Person to a Settlement shall remain the same as they would have been independent of this Bill, in which the Settlement of the Poor was not an Object under the Consideration of Parliament.

"The Commons decline, at this Time, offering any other Reasons; believing this may be sufficient to prevail with your Lordships not to insist upon the Amendment, that a useful Bill may not be lost."

Which Report being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the said Report be taken into Consideration on Friday Sevennight.

E. Bucks & al. against Lady Drury.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein the Earl of Buckinghamshire and others are Appellants, and Dame Martha Drury Widow is Respondent, which is appointed for this Day, be put off till Thursday next; and that the Judges do then attend.

Wintringham Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and dividing several Open Fields and Commonable Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Wintringham, in the County of Lincoln."

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

D. Ancaster.
E. Litchfield.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Bath.
E. Gower.
E. Bucks.
E. Guilford.
V. Stormont.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. St. John Blet.
L. Ward.
L. Delamer.
L. Foley.

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.

Cosham to Chichester, Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Cosham in the County of Southampton, to the City of Chichester."

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

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

Coventry Streets, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better paving, lighting, and cleansing, the City of Coventry and its Suburbs; for widening some Parts thereof; and for the better ordering the Watch, Publick Wells, and Pumps, and the River Sherborne there."

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Martis, undecimum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.