House of Lords Journal Volume 35
June 1777 1-10

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June 1777 1-10

DIE Lunæ, 2o Junii 1777.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Harcourt.
Ds. Clifford.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Hume.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.

PRAYERS.

Bp. Oxford takes the Oaths.

This Day John Lord Bishop of Oxford took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Message from H. C. to return Hat Manufactory Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Colonel Egerton and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating the Hat Manufactory;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Bills passed by Commission.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That His Majesty had been pleased to issue a Commission to several Lords therein named, for declaring His Royal Assent to several Acts agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

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

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

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

Then the said Commission was read by the Clerk, as follows:

GEORGE R.

George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Desender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our Trusty and Well-beloved the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs, of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting. Whereas We have seen and perfectly understood divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue; (that is to say), "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven." "An Act for the better Supply of Mariners and Seamen to serve in His Majesty's Ships of War, and on Board Merchant Ships, and other Trading Ships and Vessels." "An Act to authorize the carrying of the Captures therein mentioned into any Part of His Majesty's Dominions in North America; and for ascertaining the Value of such Part of Ships and Goods as belong to the Re-captors." An Act to prevent the clandestine unshipping from and receiving Goods at Sea on board Vessels employed in the East India Company's Service; for ascertaining the Manner of discharging Bonds given for the due Exportation of certain Goods from Great Britain to Foreign Parts; and to oblige the Masters of British or Irish Ships sailing from any of His Majesty's Dominions into the Baltic, to deliver a Manifesto of their Cargoes to the British Consul residing there." "An Act for repealing the Eleventh Rule in the Book of Rates, so far as the same relates to making any Allowance upon the Importation of damaged Currants and Raisins, and for making the Importer of such Goods an Abatement in the Duties in lieu thereof; and for explaining the said Rule with respect to such Allowance for Damage on other Goods; and to permit the Exportation of Tobacco-pipe Clay from this Kingdom to the British Sugar Colonies or Plantations in the West Indies, for a limited Time." "An Act for better securing the Duties on Soap, and the Duties on Rum of the Sugar Plantations put into Warehouses; and for allowing a Drawback of the Duties on Rum shipped as Stores, to be consumed on board Merchant Ships on their Voyages, for a limited Time." An Act to continue the several Laws therein mentioned, relating to encouraging the making of Indico in the British Plantations in America; to the registering the Prices at which Corn is sold in the several Counties of Great Britain, and the Quantity exported and imported; to encouraging the manufacturing of Leather, by lowering the Duty payable upon the Importation of Oak Bark, when the Price of such Bark shall exceed a certain Rate; to the allowing Timber and Wood to be exported from the Island of Dominica into any other of the British Islands, Colonies or Plantations in America; and to the allowing a Bounty on the Exportation of British-made Cordage." "An Act for further continuing an Act, passed in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act to prohibit the Importation of Foreign Wrought Silks and Velvets, for a limited Time; and for preventing unlawful Combinations of Workmen employed in the Silk Manufacture." "An Act to allow the Master Dyers within the Counties of Middlesex, Essex, Surrey, and Kent, to employ Journeymen in their Trade who have not served Apprenticeships thereto." "An Act for preventing Abuses in the making and vending Bricks and Tiles." "An Act for allowing further Time for Enrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists, and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers." "An Act for enlarging the Times appointed for the first Meetings of Commissioners or Trustees, for putting in Execution certain Acts of this Session of Parliament." "An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace 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 to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or having been stamped, have been lost or mislaid, and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; and to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors." "An Act for amending and rendering more effectual the several Laws now in being, for the more effectual preventing of Frauds and Abuses by Persons employed in the Manufacture of Hats, and in the Woollen, Linen, Fustian, Cotton, Iron, Leather, Fur, Hemp, Flax, Mohair, and Silk Manufactures; and also for making Provisions to prevent Frauds by Journeymen Dyers." "An Act to enable the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, to compound a Debt due to the Crown from the Estate of William Harry deceased, and his Sureties." "An Act for enlarging the Publick Gaol of the County of Warwick, and for other Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadows, Dales, and Common Fen, within the Parish of Billinghay, in the County of Lincoln; and for draining and preserving the said Dales and Common Fen, and also certain enclosed Low Lands thereto adjoining in the said Parish." "An Act for varying and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for making a navigable Cut or Canal from the River Dee, within the Liberties of the City of Chester, to or near Middlewich and Nantwich, in the County of Chester." "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor of the Parish of Saint Mary Abbotts Kensington, in the County of Middlesex; and for other Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act for establishing a Nightly Watch within the Hamlet of Mile End Old Town, in the Parish of Saint Dunstan Stepney, otherwise Stebonheath, in the County of Middlesex." "An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for paving, repairing, lighting, and watching the Streets, and other publick Passages and Places, within that Part of the Parish of Clerkenwell called Saint James's, and removing Obstructions and Annoyances therein; for widening the Passage from Clerkenwell Green to the Parish Church; and for watching and lighting certain Highways within the said Parish;" for repairing the Highways in the said Parish, and cleansing the said Part of the said Parish; for widening the Passage from Clerkenwell Close to Rosoman's Street, and from Rosoman's Street to Saint John Street; and for building a Chapel in the said Parish." "An Act for vesting an undivided Moiety of certain Freehold and Copyhold Estates, late of Dame Elizabeth Pettus deceased, in Trustees, to convey and surrender the same respectively, pursuant to an Agreement for the Sale thereof; and for laying out the Money in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses." "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, several Commons, Moors or Waste Grounds, and Open Common Fields, in the Township of Barnsley, within the Parish of Silkston, in the County of York." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Meadows, Stinted Pasture, and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Earl Stoke, in the County of Wilts." "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Ashton Keynes, in the County of Wilts." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fen, Common Marsh, Common Fields, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Surfleet, in the County of Lincoln." An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Townships of Cantley, Brampton, Bessacarr, and High Ellers, within the several Manors of Brampton and Bessacarr, in the Parish of Cantley, in the West Riding of the County of York." An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Carrs, Ings or Meadow Grounds, and Commons or Waste Grounds, within the Townships of Melbourn and Storthwaite, within the Manor of Melbourn with Storthwaite, in the Parish of Thornton, in the East Riding of the County of York." And albeit, the said Acts by you Our said Subjects, the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto; yet, nevertheless, the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law, without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts: And forasmuch as for divers Causes and Considerations, We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same, and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; Willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence, and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force, and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly in the Presence of you all assented to the same: And We do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern; commanding also by these Presents Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Henry Earl Bathurst, Our Chancellor of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; and also commanding the Most Reverend Father in God, Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Frederick Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, Granville Earl Gower, President of Our Council; William Earl of Dartmouth, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our Right Trusty and Right Entirely-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton, Thomas Duke of Leeds, John Duke of Rutland, Peregrine Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, Great Chamberlain of England; Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, William Earl Talbot, Steward of Our Household; Francis Seymour Earl of Hertford, Chamberlain of Our Household; Henry Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; John Earl of Sandwich, First Commissioner of Our Admiralty; Robert Earl of Holdernesse, William Henry Earl of Rochford, Hugh Earl of Marchmont, John Earl of Ashburnham, Groom of Our Stole; Simon Earl Harcourt, Wills Earl of Hillsborough, William Earl of Mansfield, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; and Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, George Viscount Townshend, and Thomas Viscount Weymouth, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent, in Our Absence in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts, with such Terms and Words in Our Name as is requisite and hath been accustomed for the same, and also to enrol these Our Letters Patent and the said Acts in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf. And finally, We do declare and will that, after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament and Laws, to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing or Things, to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Second Day of June, in the Seventeenth Year of Our Reign.

By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

"Yorke."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

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

Then the Clerk Assistant having received the Money Bill from the Hands of the Speaker, brought it to the Table, where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Title of that and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow; (videlicet),

"1. An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven."

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

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

"2. An Act for the better Supply of Mariners and Seamen to serve in His Majesty's Ships of War, and on board Merchant Ships, and other Trading Ships and Vessels."

"3. An Act to authorize the carrying of the Captures therein mentioned into any Part of His Majesty's Dominions in North America; and for ascertaining the Value of such Part of Ships and Goods as belong to the Re-captors."

"4. An Act to prevent the clandestine unshipping from and receiving Goods at Sea on board Vessels employed in the East India Company's Service; for ascertaining the Manner of discharging Bonds given for the due Exportation of certain Goods from Great Britain to Foreign Parts; and to oblige the Masters of British or Irish Ships, sailing from any of His Majesty's Dominions into the Baltic, to deliver a Manifesto of their Cargoes to the British Consul residing there."

"5. An Act for repealing the Eleventh Rule in the Book of Rates, so far as the same relates to making any Allowance upon the Importation of damaged Currants and Raisins, and for making the Importer of such Goods an Abatement in the Duties in lieu thereof; and for explaining the said Rule with respect to such Allowance for Damage on other Goods; and to permit the Exportation of Tobacco-pipe Clay from this Kingdom to the British Sugar Colonies or Plantations in the West Indies, for a limited Time."

"6. An Act for better securing the Duties on Soap, and the Duties on Rum of the Sugar Plantations put into Warehouses; and for allowing a Drawback of the Duties on Rum shipped as Stores, to be consumed on board Merchant Ships on their Voyages, for a limited Time."

"7. An Act to continue the several Laws therein mentioned, relating to encouraging the making of Indico in the British Plantations in America; to the registering the Prices at which Corn is sold in the several Counties of Great Britain, and the Quantity exported and imported; to encouraging the manufacturing of Leather, by lowering the Duty payable upon the Importation of Oak Bark, when the Price of such Bark shall exceed a certain Rate; to the allowing Timber and Wood to be exported from the Island of Dominica into any other of the British Islands, Colonies or Plantations in America; and to the allowing a Bounty on the Exportation of British-made Cordage."

"8. An Act for further continuing an Act, passed in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act to prohibit the Importation of Foreign Wrought Silks and Velvets, for a limited Time; and for preventing unlawful Combinations of Workmen employed in the Silk Manufacture."

"9. An Act to allow the Master Dyers, within the Counties of Middlesex, Essex, Surrey, and Kent, to employ Journeymen in their Trade who have not served Apprenticeships thereto."

"10. An Act for preventing Abuses in the making and vending Bricks and Tiles."

"11. An Act for allowing further Time for Enrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists; and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers."

"12. An Act for enlarging the Times appointed for the first Meetings of Commissioners or Trustees for putting in Execution certain Acts of this Session of Parliament."

"13. An Act to Indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace 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 to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or having been stamped, have been lost or mislaid, and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; and to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Assidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors."

"14. An Act for amending and rendering more effectual the several Laws now in being, for the more effectual preventing of Frauds and Abuses by Persons employed in the Manufacture of Hats, and in the Woollen, Linen, Fustian, Cotton, Iron, Leather, Fur, Hemp, Flax, Mohair, and Silk Manufactures; and also for making Provisions to prevent Frauds by Journeymen Dyers."

"15. An Act to enable the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, to compound a Debt due to the Crown, from the Estate of William Harry deceased, and his Sureties."

"16. An Act for enlarging the Publick Gaol of the County of Warwick; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"17. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadows, Dales, and Common Fen, within the Parish of Billinghay, in the County of Lincoln; and for draining and preserving the said Dales and Common Fen, and also certain enclosed Low Lands thereto adjoining, in the said Parish."

"18. An Act for varying and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for making a navigable Cut or Canal from the River Dee, within the Liberties of the City of Chester, to or near Middlewich and Nantwich, in the County of Chester."

"19. An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor of the Parish of Saint Mary Abbotts Kensington, in the County of Middlesex; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"20. An Act for establishing a Nightly Watch within the Hamlet of Mile-End Old Town, in the Parish of Saint Dunstan Stepney, otherwise Stebonheath, in the County of Middlesex."

"21. An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for paving, repairing, lighting, and watching, the Streets and other publick Passages and Places, within that Part of the Parish of Clerkenwell called Saint James's, and removing Obstructions and Annoyances therein; for widening the Passage from Clerkenwell Green to the Parish Church, and for watching and lighting certain Highways within the said Parish;" for repairing the Highways in the said Parish, and cleansing the said Part of the said Parish; for widening the Passage from Clerkenwell Close to Rosoman's Street, and from Rosoman's Street to Saint John Street; and for building a Chapel in the said Parish."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"22. An Act for vesting an undivided Moiety of certain Freehold and Copyhold Estates, late of Dame Elizabeth Pettus deceased, in Trustees, to convey and furrender the same respectively, pursuant to an Agreement for the Sale thereof; and for laying out the Money in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses."

"23. An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, several Commons, Moors or Waste Grounds, and Open Common Fields, in the Township of Barnsley, within the Parish of Silkston, in the County of York,"

"24. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Meadows, Stinted Pasture, and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Earl Stoke, in the County of Wilts."

"25. An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Ashton Keynes, in the County of Wilts."

"26. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fen, Common Marsh, Common Fields, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Surfleet, in the County of Lincoln."

"27. An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Townships of Cantley, Brampton, Bessncarr, and High Ellers, within the several Manors of Brampton and Bessacarr, in the Parish of Cantley, in the West Riding of the County of York."

"28. An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Carrs, Ings or Meadow Grounds, and Commons or Waste Grounds, within the Townships of Melbourn and Storthwaite, within the Manor of Melbourn with Storthwaite, in the Parish of Thornton, in the East Riding of the County of York."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Message from H. C. to return Shapwick Enclosure Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common or Waste Ground, called Shapwick Moor, or Shapwick Turf Moor, in the Parish of Shapwick, in the County of Somerset;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Constables and Witnesses Costs, &c. Bill.

The Lord Hume (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Payment of Costs to Parties, and Charges to Constables, Witnesses, and others, on Complaints determined before Justices of the Peace out of Sessions; for the Payment of the Charges of Constables in certain Cases; and for the more effectual Payment of Charges to Witnesses and Prosecutors of any Larceny or other Felony."

The said Amendments were read by the Clerk, as follow, (videlicet);

Pr. 1. L. 31. Leave out ["as well"].

L. 32. Leave out from ["injured"] to ["and"] in the 37th Line of the same Press.

Pr. 2. L. 31 & 32. Leave out ["and Satisfaction for Charges, Trouble, and Loss of Time"].

Pr. 13. L. 21, 22, & 23. Leave out ["and Charges to Constables, Witnesses, and others"].

Pr. 14. L. 22 & 23. Leave out ["and Charges to Constables, Witnesses, and others"].

Pr. 16. L. 12 & 13. Leave out ["and Charges to Constables, Witnesses, and others"].

In the Title of the Bill:

L. 2. Leave out ["and Charges to Constables Witnesses, and others"].

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

Westmorland Gaol and Shire-Hall Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for defraying the Expence of building a new Gaol and Shire-Hall, for the County of Westmorland."

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

Ld. President.
D. Bolton.
D. Manchester.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Rosebery.
E. Harcourt.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Clifford.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Cadogan.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.
L. Hume.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.

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

Clergy, Residence of, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to promote the Residence of the Parochial Clergy, by making Provision for the more speedy and effectual building, re-building, repairing or purchasing Houses, and other necessary Buildings and Tenements, for the Use of their Benefices."

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.

Engravers Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually securing the Property of Prints to Inventors and Engravers, by enabling them to sue for and recover Penalties, in certain Cases."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Lottery Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Way of Annuities; and for establishing a Lottery."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Longitude Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for rendering more effectual an Act, made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for promoting the Discovery of a Method for finding the Longitude at Sea, so far as relates to the Encouragement and Reward of Persons making lesser Discoveries for finding the same; or making other useful Discoveries and Improvements in Navigation, and to the making of Experiments relating thereto."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Auction Duty, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on Licences to be taken out by all Persons acting as Auctioneers; and certain Rates and Duties on all Lands, Houses, Goods, and other Things sold by Auction; and upon Indentures, Leases, Bonds, Deeds, and other Instruments."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Servants Duty, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a Duty upon all Servants retained or employed in the several Capacities therein mentioned; and for repealing several Rates and Duties upon Glass, imposed by an Act made in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, and for granting to His Majesty other Rates and Duties upon Glass in lieu thereof, and for the better collecting the Duties upon Glass; and for repealing the several Rates and Duties charged by an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His said late Majesty, upon all Persons, and Bodies Politick and Corporate, having certain Quantities of Silver Plate."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Engravers Bills.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually securing the Property of Prints to Inventors and Engravers, by enabling them to sue for and recover Penalties, in certain Cases."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Lottery Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Way of Annuities; and for establishing a Lottery."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Longitude Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for rendering more effectual an Act, made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for promoting the Discovery of a Method for finding the Longitude at Sea, so far as relates to the Encouragement and Reward of Persons making lesser Discoveries for finding the same, or making other useful Discoveries and Improvements in Navigation, and to the making of Experiments relating thereto."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Auction Duty, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on Licences to be taken out by all Persons acting as Auctioneers; and certain Rates and Duties on all Lands, Houses, Goods, and other Things, sold by Auction; and upon Indentures, Leases, Bonds, Deeds, and other Instruments."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Servants Duty, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a Duty upon all Servants retained or employed in the several Capacities therein mentioned; and for repealing several Rates and Duties upon Glass, imposed by an Act made in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, and for granting to His Majesty other Rates and Duties upon Glass in lieu thereof, and for the better collecting the Duties upon Glass; and for repealing the several Rates and Duties charged by an Act made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His said late Majesty, upon all Persons and Bodies Politick and Corporate, having certain Quantities of Silver Plate."

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 Messages were, severally, sent to the House of Commons by Mr. Browning and Mr. Anguish:

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

Rolls Estate Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal an Act, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, intituled, "The Master of the Rolls empowered to make Leases for Years, in Order to new build the old Houses belonging to the Rolls;" and for the better regulating the Method of granting Leases of the said Rolls Estate for the future; and for making Compensation to the Earl of Macclesfield and Sir Thomas Sewell, for their beneficial Rights and Interests in certain Leases made of the Rolls Estate; and for regulating the Method of making Leases of the said Estate for the future;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Vote of Credit Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Robinson 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;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sinking Fund Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund; and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were, severally, read the First Time.

Journals and Rolls of Parliament to be delivered.

The Lord Hume reported from the Lords Sub-Committees, appointed to consider of the Orders and Customs of this House, and of the Privileges of the Peers of Great Britain and Lords of Parliament, and to peruse and perfect the Journals; and who, by the Order of the 9th of March 1767, were directed to inspect over the printing the Rolls of Parliament now extant, and the Journals of this House, to make Search and have View of all Records and Transcripts thereof that may be necessary for that Purpose, and to take Copies or Transcripts, or make use of such as they may find already made of all Things requisite for the perfect printing the said Rolls and Journals; and to take Care that the said Printing be done in the best Manner, "That the Committee had met, and directed him to report, "That Nine Volumes of the Journals, and Six Volumes of the Rolls of Parliament, will, in a very short Time, be ready to be delivered to the Lords; and that the Committee had directed him to move their Lordships, That the remaining Nine Volumes of the Journals, and the Six Volumes of the Rolls of Parliament, be delivered as soon as ready, under the same Rules, and in the same Manner, as the preceding Volumes of the Journals have been delivered:"

Whereupon;

His Lordship moved the House accordingly.

Ordered, That the remaining Nine Volumes of the Journals, and the Six Volumes of the Rolls of Parliament, be delivered as soon as ready, under the same Rules, and in the same Manner, as the preceding Volumes of the Journals have been delivered.

L. Onslow's Pedigree referred to Committee of Privileges.

Ordered, That the Committee of Privileges do meet on Thursday next, to consider the Pedigree of George Lord Onslow.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, tertium diem instantis Junii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 3o Junii 1777.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestrien.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Gainsborough.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Clifford.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Grosvenor.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Hume.
Ds. Harrowby.

PRAYERS.

Rolls Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal an Act, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, intituled, "The Master of the Rolls empowered to make Leases for Years, in Order to new build the old Houses belonging to the Rolls;" and for the better regulating the Method of granting Leases of the said Rolls Estate for the future; and for making Compensation to the Earl of Macclesfield and Sir Thomas Sewell, for their beneficial Rights and Interests in certain Leases made of the Rolls Estate; and for regulating the Method of making Leases of the said Estate for the future."

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 Thursday next.

Vote of Credit 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."

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 Thursday next.

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, and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in 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 upon the said Bill, on Thursday next.

Constables and Witnesses Costs, &c. Bills:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Payment of Costs to Parties, and Charges to Constables, Witnesses, and others, on Complaints determined before Justices of the Peace out of Sessions; for the Payment of the Charges of Constables in certain Cases; and for the more effectual Payment of Charges to Witnesses and Prosecutors of any Larceny or other Felony."

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 ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Browning and Mr. Anguish:

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

Clergy, Residence of, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to promote the Residence of the Parochial Clergy, by making Provision for the more speedy and effectual building, re-building, repairing or purchasing Houses, and other necessary Buildings and Tenements, for the Use of their Benefices."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Rolls Estate, regulating Leases of, Bill King's Consent signified to it.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal an Act, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, intituled, "The Master of the Rolls empowered to make Leases for Years, in Order to new build the old Houses belonging to the Rolls;" and for the better regulating the Method of granting Leases of the said Rolls Estate for the future; and for making Compensation to the Earl of Macclesfield and Sir Thomas Sewell, for their beneficial Rights and Interests in certain Leases made of the Rolls Estate; and for regulating the Method of making Leases of the said Estate for the future;" was pleased to consent, (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned), That their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Westmorland Gaol and Shire-Hall Bill.

The Duke of Bolton reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for defraying the Expence of building a new Gaol and Shire-Hall, for the County of Westmorland," 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."

Clergy, Residence of, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to promote the Residence of the Parochial Clergy, by making Provision for the more speedy and effectual building, re-building, repairing or purchasing Houses, and other necessary Buildings and Tenements, for the Use of their Benefices."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Westmorland Gaoland Share-Hall Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for defraying the Expence of building a new Gaol and Shire-Hall for the County of Westmorland."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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.

Maisemore Bridge, &c.:

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be again put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for re-building the Bridge over the River Severn, at Maisemore, near the City of Gloucester; for raising, widening, and securing Over's Causeway, leading from the said City towards Maisomore aforesaid; and for enforcing the proper paving and cleansing of the several Streets within the said City; and for removing Nuisances and Annoyances therefrom, and preventing the like for the future;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same; and for the Attendance of several Persons; and for the Lords to be summoned:

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the said Bill.

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And it being proposed, "That the making of the Report from the Committee upon the said Bill be put off to this Day Three Weeks."

The same was objected to: And,

The Question being put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

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

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for re-building the Bridge over the River Severn, at Maisemore, near the City of Gloucester; for raising, widening, and securing Over's Causeway, leading from the said City towards Maisemore aforesaid; and for enforcing the proper paving and cleansing of the several Streets within the said City; and for removing Nuisances and Annoyances therefrom, and preventing the like for the future."

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 ordered to be 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.

Charitable Donations, Accounts of, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for procuring Accounts of all Charitable Donations for the Benefit of Poor Persons in the several Parishes and Places within that Part of Great Britain called England;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

And it being moved, "That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow Three Weeks:"

The same was objected to: And,

The Question being put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 5o Junii 1777.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Oxon.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Northington.
Comes Hillsborough.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Brownlow.

PRAYERS.

Vote of Credit Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty to raise the Sum of One Million, for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Sinking Fund Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund, and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Rolls Estate Bill.

The House (according to Order), was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal an Act, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, intituled, "The Master of the Rolls empowered to make Leases for Years, in order to new build the old Houses belonging to the Rolls;" and for the better regulating the Method of granting Leases of the said Rolls Estate for the future; and for making compensation to the Earl of Macclesfield and Sir Thomas Sewell for their beneficial Rights and Interests in certain Leases made of the Rolls Estate; and for regulating the Method of making Leases of the said Estate for the future."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Vote of Credit Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sinking Fund Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund, and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Rolls Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal an Act, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, intituled, "The Master of the Rolls empowered to make Leases for Years, in Order to new build the old Houses belonging to the Rolls;" and for the better regulating the Method of granting Leases of the said Rolls Estate for the future; and for making Compensation to the Earl of Macclesfield and Sir Thomas Sewell, for their beneficial Rights and Interests in certain Leases made of the Rolls Estate; and for regulating the method of making Leases of the said Estate for the future."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

And Messages were, severally, sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Browning and Mr. Anguish:

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

Westminster Streets, Commissioners Accounts for paving, delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Fowler, from the Commissioners for paving Westminster Streets, attended:"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to Act of Parliament, the Proceedings and Accounts of the said Commissioners;

Copy of the Proceedings of the Commissioners for putting in Execution the several Acts of Parliament made in the 2d, 3d, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 11th Years of His present Majesty's Reign, for paving, cleansing, and lighting, the Squares, Streets, Lanes, and other Places, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and Parts adjacent, from the 9th Day of January 1776 to the 11th Day of February 1777, both inclusive."

Also; "An Account of all Contracts made by the said Commissioners from the said 9th Day of January 1776 to the 11th Day of February 1777, both inclusive."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 6o Junii 1777.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestrien.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Northington.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Ailesbury.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Grosvenor.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Rivers.

PRAYERS.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure to robe.

The House was resumed.

King present.

His Majesty being seated on the Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended by His Officers of State (the Lords being in their Robes), commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure that they attend Him immediately, in this House."

Who being come, with their Speaker;

He, after a Speech in relation to the Money Bills to be passed, delivered them to the Clerk, who brought them to the Table; where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those, and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow; (videlicet),

Bills passed.

"1. An Act for enabling His Majesty to raise the Sum of One Million, for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned."

"2. An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Way of Annuities; and for establishing a Lottery."

"3. An Act for granting to His Majesty a Duty upon all Servants retained or employed in the several Capacities therein mentioned; and for repealing several Rates and Duties upon Glass, imposed by an Act made in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, and for granting to His Majesty other Rates and Duties upon Glass in lieu thereof; and for the better collecting the Duties upon Glass; and for repealing the several Rates and Duties charged by an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His said late Majesty, upon all Persons and Bodies Politick and Corporate, having certain Quantities of Silver Plate."

"4. An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on Licences, to be taken out by all Persons acting as Auctioneers; and certain Rates and Duties on all Lands, Houses, Goods, and other Things, sold by Auction; and upon Indentures, Leases, Bonds, Deeds, and other Instruments."

"5. An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund; and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament."

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

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

"6. An Act to promote the Residence of the Parochial Clergy, by making Provision for the more speedy and effectual building, re-building, repairing or purchasing Houses, and other necessary Buildings and Tenements, for the Use of their Benefices."

"7. An Act to repeal an Act, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, intituled, "The Master of the Rolls empowered to make Leases for Years, in Order to new build the old Houses belonging to the Rolls;" and for the better regulating the Method of granting Leases of the said Rolls Estate for the future; and for making Compensation to the Earl of Macclesfield and Sir Thomas Sewell, for their beneficial Rights and Interests in certain Leases made of the Rolls Estate; and for regulating the Method of making Leases of the said Estate for the future."

"8. An Act for rendering more effectual an Act, made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for promoting the Discovery of a Method for finding the Longitude at Sea, so far as relates to the Encouragement and Reward of Persons making lesser Discoveries for finding the same, or making other useful Discoveries and Improvements in Navigation; and to the making of Experiments relating thereto."

"9. An Act for more effectually securing the Property of Prints to Inventors and Engravers, by enabling them to sue for and recover Penalties in certain Cases."

"10. An Act for the better regulating the Hat Manufactory."

"11. An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within the several Parishes of Surfleet, Gosberton, Quadring, Donington, Bicker, Swineshead, Wigtoft, Sutterton, Algarkirk, Fosdike, Kirton, Frampton, Wiberton, and Brothertost, within the Hundred of Kirton, in the Parts of Holland, in the County of Lincoln."

"12. An Act for defraying the Expence of building a new Gaol and Shire-Hall for the County of Westmorland."

"13. An Act for re-building the Bridge over the River Severn, at Maisemore, near the City of Gloucester; for raising, widening, and securing Over's Causeway, leading from the said City towards Maisemore aforesaid; and for enforcing the proper paving and cleansing of the several Streets within the said City; and for removing Nuisances and Annoyances therefrom, and preventing the like for the future."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"14. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common or Waste Ground, called Shapwick Moor or Shapwick Turf Moor, in the Parish of Shapwick, in the County of Somerset."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then His Majesty was pleased to speak as follows:

His Majesty's Speech.

My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"The Conclusion of the Publick Business, and the Consideration of the Inconvenience which I fear you must have suffered by so long an Attendance, call upon Me to put an End to this Session of Parliament: But I cannot let you go into your several Counties without expressing My entire Approbation of your Conduct, and without thanking you for the unquestionable Proofs you have given to Me, and to all the World, of the Continuance of your Attachment to My Person and Government, of your clear Discernment of the true Interest of your Country, and of your steady Perseverance in maintaining the Rights of the Legislature.

Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

I cannot sufficiently thank you for the Zeal and Publick Spirit with which you have granted the large and extraordinary Supplies, which I have found Myself under the Necessity of asking of My faithful Commons for the Service of the current Year; and I must at the same Time acknowledge the particular Marks of your Affection to Me, as well in enabling Me to discharge the Debts contracted on Account of My Civil Government, as in making so considerable an Augmentation to the Civil List Revenue during My Life.

My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"I trust in the Divine Providence, that, by a well concerted and vigorous Exertion of the great Force you have put into My Hands, the Operations of this Campaign, by Sea and Land, will be blessed with such Success, as may most effectually tend to the Suppression of the Rebellion in America, and to the Re-establishment of that Constitutional Obedience, which all the Subjects of a free State owe to the Authority of Law."

Then the Lord Chancellor, having received Directions from His Majesty, said,

Parliament prorogued.

My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"It is His Majesty's Royal Will and Pleasure, That this Parliament be prorogued to Monday the 21st Day of July next, to be then here holden; and this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Monday the 21st Day of July next."