House of Lords Journal Volume 35
May 1778 21-30

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May 1778 21-30

DIE Jovis, 21o Maii 1778.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Exon.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Dux Portland.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Rosebery.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

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 Viscount Dudley and Ward reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Exchequer Loans Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising a further Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-eight."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

General Turnpike Act to explain Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling Trustees under particular Turnpike Acts, to meet and carry such Acts into Execution, notwithstanding they may not have met or adjourned agreeable to the Directions of such Acts; and for preventing Disputes touching the Payment of Tolls for Horses or Carriages belonging to or employed by Officers or Soldiers on Duty."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Recruiting Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and better Recruiting of His Majesty's Land Forces and Marines."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Insolvent Debtors Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors; and for the Relief of Bankrupts in certain Cases."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Viscount Dudley and Ward 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.

Exchequer Loans Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising a further Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-eight."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

General Turnpike Act to explain Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling Trustees under particular Turnpike Acts, to meet and carry such Acts into Execution, notwithstanding they may not have met or adjourned agreeable to the Directions of such Acts; and for preventing Disputes touching the Payment of Tolls for Horses or Carriages belonging to or employed by Officers or Soldiers on Duty."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Recruiting Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and better Recruiting of His Majesty's Land Forces and Marines."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Insolvent Debtors Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors; and for the Relief of Bankrupts in certain Cases."

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. Pepys and Mr. Hett:

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 22o Maii 1778.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Exon.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.

PRAYERS.

Douglas against Cragie et al.:

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the Petition and Appeal of William Douglas, eldest Son of Archibald Douglas, late of Dornock, now deceased; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 28th of February, and 27th of June 1777; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;" as also upon the Answer of William Charles Craigie, and others, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors Affirmed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby dismissed this House, and that the said Interlocutors therein complained of be, and the same are hereby Affirmed.

Papists Relief Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for relieving His Majesty's Subjects professing the Popish Religion, from certain Penalties and Disabilities imposed on them by an Act made in the Eleventh and Twelfth Years of the Reign of King William the Third, intituled, "An Act for the further preventing the Growth of Popery; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Monday next.

Sinking Fund Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Grey Cooper, 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 eight; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for carrying to the aggregate Fund, a Sum of Money which hath arisen by the Two Sevenths Excise;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Protestant Purchasers Relief Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing certain Provisions in Two Acts made in the First Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, One intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the Protestant Purchasers of the Forfeited Estates in Ireland; and the other, intituled, "An Act for advancing the Sale of the Forfeited Estates in Ireland, and for vesting such as remain unsold, by the present Trustees, in Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, for such Uses as the same were before vested in the said Trustees; and for the more effectual felling and setting the said Estates to Protestants; and for explaining several Acts relative to the Lord Bophin and Sir Redmond Everard; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Monday next.

Sugar and Paneles Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend so much of an Act made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the preventing the clandestine Conveyance of Sugar and Paneles from the British Colonies and Plantations in America, into Great Britain;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return the Bill for Rumball to take the Name of Quilter.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable James Rumball, now called James Quilter, his First and other Sons, and his Younger Brothers, and their First and other Sons, and their Heirs Male, to take and use the Surname, and bear the Coat Armour of Quilter, in pursuance of the Will of James Quilter Esquire deceased;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

The House proceeded to take the said Amendments into Consideration.

And the same, being read Three Times by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

And, A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Pepys and Mr. Hett:

To acquaint them therewith.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 25o Maii 1778.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth. C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Northumberland.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.

PRAYERS.

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-eight; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for carrying to the Aggregate Fund, a Sum of Money which hath arisen by the Two Sevenths Excise."

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.

Sugar and Paneles Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend so much of an Act made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the preventing the clandestine Conveyance of Sugar and Paneles from the British Colonies and Plantations in America, into Great Britain."

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

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

Papists Relief Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for relieving His Majesty's Subjects prosessing the Popish Religion, from certain Penalties and Disabilities imposed on them by an Act made in the Eleventh and Twelfth Years of the Reign of King William the Third, intituled, "An Act for the further preventing the Growth of Popery;"

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

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 Wednesday next.

Protestant Purchasers Relief Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing certain Provisions in Two Acts made in the First Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, One, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the Protestant Purchasers of the Forfeited Estates in Ireland;" and the other, intituled, An Act for advancing the Sale of the Forfeited Estates in Ireland, and for vesting such as remain unsold, by the present Trustees, in Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, for such Uses as the same were before vested in the said Trustees; and for the more effectual selling and setting the said Estates to Protestants; and for explaining several Acts relative to the Lord Bophin and Sir Redmond Everard;"

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

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 Wednesday next.

Toulon Fleet, Resolutions relative to, negatived.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the Papers relating to the Equipment of the Toulon Fleet; and for the Lords to be summoned:

The said Papers were read by the Clerk.

Then it was moved to resolve, "That it appears to this House, That His Majesty's Ministers did receive Intelligence at different Times, in the Months of January, February, March and April last, of the Equipment of the Toulon Fleet, which failed under the Command of the Count D'Estaing on the 13th of the said last Month of April.

Which being objected to,

And a Question stated thereupon:

After Debate;

The previous Question was put, "Whether the said Question shall be now put?"

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then it was moved to resolve, "That no Orders were issued until the 29th Day of April last, for any Fleet of Observation to attend the Motions of the said Toulon Fleet, and that no Fleet did actually sail until the 20th of the present Month of May, when Eleven Sail of the Line left St. Helens."

Which being objected to,

And a Question stated thereupon;

The previous Question was put, "Whether the said Question shall be now put?"

It was resolved in the Negative.

Navy, Resolutions relative to, negatived.

Then it was moved to resolve, "That if the Naval Strength of this Kingdom were in the respectable State of Superiority in which it has been represented to this House, His Majesty's Ministers are blameable for not having, according to the constant Practice in former Times and in similar Circumstances, stationed a strong Squadron in the Mediterranean, to observe the Motions of the Toulon Fleet, and to prevent the Junction of the Marine Forces of the House of Bourbon from the Ports in the Ocean and Mediterranean Sea; by which Neglect the principal Advantage to be derived from the expensive Fortresses of Gibraltar and Port Mahon, is lost to this Nation."

Which being objected to,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then it was moved to resolve, "That if the Navy of Great Britain, after such early and full Notice of the Preparations in the Ports of France and Spain, given to this House from the Throne at the Opening of this Session, and after the liberal Grants of Parliament for many Years allotted to this Service, be not in a Condition to support such a decided Superiority as may enable us to make Detachments without endangering our Security at Home, those invaluable outlying Possessions, on which the Wealth and Glory of this Nation depend, must be exposed to the greatest Perils, and even our internal Safety be ultimately endangered, whereby a Crime of the greatest Magnitude is imputable to the Ministers, as having betrayed a Trust of the greatest Moment, and one which called the most loudly on their Attention, as the very first Object of Care to a British Minister."

Which being objected to,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

America, Exportation of Goods from Ireland to, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to permit the Exportation of certain Goods directly from Ireland into any British Plantation in America, or any British Settlement on the Coast of Africa; and for further encouraging the Fisheries and Navigation of Ireland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Yarpole, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term of an Act made in the Twenty-ninth Year of His late Majesty, intituled, "An Act for amending, repairing and widening the Roads leading from the Rye Way, in the Parish of Yarpole, in the County of Hereford, to Presteigne, in the County of Radnor; and from thence to Leintwardine, and from Presteigne aforesaid to the Top of Trap Hill, and from the Rye Way aforesaid by the Maidenhead, to Wooferton, in the County of Salop;" and for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, several other Roads branching out of the Roads comprized in the said Act;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Militia Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend and render more effectual, the Laws relating to the raising and training the Militia, within that Part of Great Britain called England; and to establish certain Regulations with respect to Officers serving in the Corps of Fencible Men, directed to be raised in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, and certain other Corps therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 26o Maii 1778.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Roffen.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Camden.

PRAYERS.

America, Exportation of Goods from Ireland to, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to permit the Exportation of certain Goods directly from Ireland into any British Plantation in America, or any British Settlement on the Coast of Africa; and for further encouraging the Fisheries and Navigation of Ireland."

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

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

Militia Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend and render more effectual, the Laws relating to the raising and training the Militia, within that Part of Great Britain called England; and to establish certain Regulations with respect to Officers serving in the Corps of Fencible Men, directed to be raised in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, and certain other Corps 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-Tomorrow.

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-eight; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for carrying to the Aggregate Fund, a Sum of Money which hath arisen by the Two Sevenths Excise."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Sugar and Paneles Bill.

The House (according to order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend so much of an Act made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the preventing the clandestine Conveyance of Sugar and Paneles from the British Colonies and Plantations in America, into Great Britain."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Yarpole, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term of an Act made in the Twenty-ninth Year of His late Majesty, intituled, "An Act for amending, repairing and widening the Roads leading from the Rye Way, in the Parish of Yarpole, in the County of Hereford, to Presteigne, in the County of Radnor; and from thence to Leintwardine, and from Presteigne aforesaid, to the Top of Trap Hill, and from the Rye Way aforesaid, by the Maidenhead, to Wooferton, in the County of Salop;" and for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, several other Roads branching out of the Roads comprized in the said Act."

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

D. Bolton.
D. Marlborough.
D. Manchester.
D. Chandos.
M. Rockingham.
E. Denbigh.
E. Sandwich.
E. Abercorn.
E. Rosebery.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Montague.
V. Townshend.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Le Despencer.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Craven.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Walpole.
L. Camden.

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.

Irish Cotton Yarn Importation Bill,

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to permit the Importation of Cotton Yarn, the Manufacture of Ireland, into this Kingdom, Duty Free;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 27o Maii 1778.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Northumberland.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Powis.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Brownlow.

PRAYERS.

Yarpole, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term of an Act made in the Twenty-ninth Year of His late Majesty, intituled, "An Act for amending, repairing and widening the Roads leading from the Rye Way, in the Parish of Yarpole, in the County of Hereford, to Presteigne, in the County of Radnor; and from thence to Leintwardine, and from Presteigne aforesaid, to the Top of Trap Hill, and from the Rye Way aforesaid, by the Maidenhead, to Wooferton, in the County of Salop; and for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, several other Roads branching out of the Roads comprized in the said Act," 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."

America, Exportation of Goods from Ireland to, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to permit the Exportation of certain Goods directly from Ireland, into any British Plantation in America, or any British Settlement on the Coast of Africa; and for further encouraging the Fisheries and Navigation of Ireland."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Yarpole, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term of an Act made in the Twenty-ninth Year of His late Majesty, intituled, "An Act for amending, repairing and widening the Roads leading from the Rye Way, in the Parish of Yarpole, in the County of Hereford, to Presteigne, in the County of Radnor; and from thence to Leintwardine, and from Presteigne aforesaid, to the Top of Trap Hill, and from the Rye Way aforesaid, by the Maidenhead, to Wooferton, in the County of Salop;" and for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, several other Roads branching out of the Roads comprized in the said Act."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

America, Exportation of Goods from Ireland to, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to permit the Exportation of Certain Goods directly from Ireland, into any British Plantation in America, or any British Settlement on the Coast of Africa; and for further encouraging the Fisheries and Navigation of Ireland."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sugar and Paneles Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend so much of an Act made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the preventing the clandestine Conveyance of Sugar and Paneles from the British Colonies and Plantations in America, into Great Britain."

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. Holford and Mr. Browning:

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

Irish Cotton Yarn Importation Bill.

Hodie 2a & 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to permit the Importation of Cotton Yarn, the Manufacture of Ireland, into this Kingdom, Duty free."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Militia Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend and render more effectual the Laws relating to the raising and training the Militia within that Part of Great Britain called England; and to establish certain Regulations with respect to Officers serving in the Corps of Fencible Men, directed to be raised in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, and certain other Corps therein mentioned."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Earl of Powis reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto, which he was ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Papists Relief Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for relieving His Majesty's Subjects professing the Popish Religion, from certain Penalties and Disabilities imposed on them, by an Act made in the Eleventh and Twelfth Years of the Reign of King William the Third, intituled, "An Act for the further preventing the Growth of Popery."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Marquis of Rockingham reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto, which he was ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Protestant Purchasers Relief Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing certain Provisions in Two Acts made in the First Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, One intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the Protestant Purchasers of the Forfeited Estates in Ireland;" and the other, intituled, "An Act for advancing the Sale of the Forfeited Estates in Ireland, and for vesting such as remain unsold, by the present Trustees, in Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, for such Uses as the same were before vested in the said Trustees; and for the more effectual selling and setting the said Estates to Protestants; and for explaining several Acts relative to the Lord Bophin and Sir Redmond Everard."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Earl of Effingham 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, vicesimum octavum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 28o Maii 1778.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Roffen.
Dux Gloucester.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Portland.
Dux Northumberland.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northington.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Walpoie.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Camden.

PRAYERS.

Price against Fricker and Purcel, in Error.

The Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, in the usual Manner, delivered in a Writ of Error, brought in order to reverse a Judgement given by the Barons of the Exchequer at Westminster, among the Pleas of Michaelmas Term, in the 18th Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, in which

Thomas Price is Plaintiff,
and
Thomas Fricker and James Purcel, are Defendants.

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 of Hillsborough 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, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our Trusty and Well-beloved the Knights, Citizens and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and 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 enabling His Majesty to raise the Sum of One Million, for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act for raising a further Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-eight." "An Act to permit the Exportation of certain Goods directly from Ireland, into any British Plantation in America, or any British Settlement on the Coast of Africa; and for further encouraging the Fisheries and Navigation of Ireland." "An Act to permit the Importation of Cotton Yarn, the Manufacture of Ireland, into this Kingdom, Duty free." "An Act for the more easy and better Recruiting of His Majesty's Land Forces and Marines." "An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors; and for the Relief of Bankrupts, in certain Cases." "An Act to continue an Act made in the Sixteenth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to authorize, for a limited Time, the Punishment by hard Labour of Offenders who, for certain Crimes, are or shall become liable to be transported to any of His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations." "An Act to explain and amend so much of an Act made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the preventing the clandestine Conveyance of Sugar and Paneles from the British Colonies and Plantations in America, into Great Britain." "An Act for enabling Trustees under particular Turnpike Acts, to meet and carry such Acts into Execution, notwithstanding they may not have met or adjourned agreeable to the Directions of such Acts; and for preventing Disputes touching the Payment of Tolls for Horses or Carriages belonging to or employed by Officers or Soldiers on Duty." "An Act for erecting a Building for holding the Courts and exercising the Jurisdiction of the Dean and Chapter of the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter in Westminster, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and for holding the Quarter Sessions of the Peace, and transacting the other Public Business of the said City and Liberty; and for appropriating Part of the Surplusses of The Orphans Fund, towards defraying the Expence thereof." "An Act for widening and improving a certain Avenue called Dirty Lane, and Part of Brick Lane, leading from Whitechapel to Spital Fields, in the County of Middlesex; and for paving Dirty Lane, and also the East Side of Petticoat Lane, from Whitechapel High Street, to Wentworth Street; the said Avenue called Wentworth Street, from thence in one continued Line through Old Montague Street, Chapel Street and Prince's Row to Baker's Row inclusive, and the several Streets and Passages leading into the same; and for removing all Obstructions and Encroachments therefrom, and preventing the like for the future." "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing, amending and widening the Road from Keighley, in the West Riding of the County of York, to Kirkby in Kendal, in the County of Westmorland." An Act for continuing the Term of an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of His late Majesty, intituled, An Act for amending, repairing and widening the Roads leading from the Rye Way, in the Parish of Yarpole, in the County of Hereford, to Presteigne, in the County of Radnor; and from thence to Leintwardine, and from Presteigne aforesaid, to the Top of Trap Hill, and from the Rye Way aforesaid, by the Maidenhead, to Wooferton, in the County of Salop;" and for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, several other Roads branching out of the Roads comprized in the said Act." An Act concerning certain Estates heretofore of Francis Keck Esquire deceased, in the Counties of Oxford and Wilts, (that is to say) for vesting such Part thereof which hath been sold under a Decree and subsequent Order of the Court of Chancery, in Trustees, to enable them to convey the same; and for carrying into Execution an Agreement concerning other Parts of such Estates; and for confirming and carrying into Execution a Partition made pursuant to the said Decree and subsequent Order, of so much of the said Estates as remain unsold; and for vesting Part of such Estates in Diana Mary Barker and her Heirs, subject to the Trusts in the Will of Francis Baber Esquire deceased, and the Residue in Trustees to be sold; and for directing the Application of the Money which shall arise by such Sale; and for other Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act for vesting certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, in the Parish of Crayford, in the County of Kent, comprized in the Marriage Settlement of Shovel Blackwood and Sarah his Wife, in Trustees, to the several Uses within mentioned; and also for vesting certain other Messuages, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, in the Parishes of Norborn, Betshanger, Ham, Sholdon, and Poultons, in the said County of Kent, called Poulton Farm, and West Street and Park Gate Farm, entailed upon the Issue Male of the said Shovel Blackwood, in other Trustees, to the several Uses within mentioned." "An Act for vesting in Trustees, certain Messuages, Lands and Tenements in the County of Surrey, settled in and by the Will of Thomas Bridges Esquire, deceased, to be sold and conveyed pursuant to Articles; and for laying out the Purchase Money in other Lands and Tenements, to be settled to the Uses of the said Will." "An Act for dividing, allotting, enclosing and draining, certain Moors or Pieces of Waste Land, within the Parishes of Saint John and Saint Benedict, in Glastonbury, in the County of Somerset." "An Act to enable James Rumball, now called James Quilter, his First and other Sons, and their Heirs Male, to take and use the Surname, and bear the Coat Armour of Quilter, in pursuance of the Will of James Quilter Esquire, deceased." 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; William Henry Earl of Rochford, Hugh Earl of Marchmont, John Earl of Ashburnham, Groom of Our Stole; Wills Earl of Hillsborough, William Earl of Mansfield, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, George Viscount Townshend, Thomas Viscount Weymouth, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; and Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Jeffery Lord Amherst, 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 Twenty-eighth Day of May, in the Eighteenth 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 Bills from the Hands of the Speaker, brought them to the Table, where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those, and the other Bills to be passed, severally as follow; (videlicet,)

"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 further Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-eight."

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 ainsile veult."

"3. An Act to permit the Exportation of certain Goods directly from Ireland, into any British Plantation in America, or any British Settlement on the Coast of Africa; and for further encouraging the Fisheries and Navigation of Ireland."

"4. An Act to permit the Importation of Cotton Yarn, the Manufacture of Ireland, into this Kingdom, Duty free."

"5. An Act for the more easy and better Recruiting of His Majesty's Land Forces and Marines."

"6. An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors; and for the Relief of Bankrupts, in certain Cases."

"7. An Act to continue an Act made in the Sixteenth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to authorize, for a limited Time, the Punishment by hard Labour of Offenders who, for certain Crimes, are or shall become liable to be transported to any of His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations."

"8. An Act to explain and amend so much of an Act made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the preventing the clandestine Conveyance of Sugar and Paneles from the British Colonies and Plantations in America, into Great Britain."

9. An Act for enabling Trustees under particular Turnpike Acts, to meet and carry such Acts into Execution, notwithstanding they may not have met or adjourned agreeable to the Directions of such Acts; and for preventing Disputes touching the Payment of Tolls for Horses or Carriages belonging to or employed by Officers or Soldiers on Duty."

"10. An Act for erecting a Building for holding the Courts, and exercising the Jurisdiction of the Dean and Chapter of the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter in Westminster, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and for holding the Quarter Sessions of the Peace, and transacting the other Public Business of the said City and Liberty; and for appropriating Part of the Surplusses of The Orphans Fund, towards defraying the Expence thereof."

"11. An Act for widening and improving a certain Avenue called Dirty Lane, and Part of Brick Lane, leading from Whitechapel to Spital Fields in the County of Middlesex; and for paving Dirty Lane, and also the East Side of Petticoat Lane, from Whitechapel High Street to Wentworth Street; the said Avenue called Wentworth Street, from thence in one continued Line through Old Montague Street, Chapel Street and Prince's Row to Baker's Row inclusive, and the several Streets and Passages leading into the same; and for removing all Obstructions and Encroachments therefrom, and preventing the like for the future."

"12. An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing, amending and widening the Road from Keighley, in the West Riding of the County of York, to Kirkby in Kendal, in the County of Westmorland."

"13. An Act for continuing the Term of an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of His late Majesty, intituled, An Act for amending, repairing and widening the Roads leading from the Rye Way, in the Parish of Yarpole, in the County of Hereford, to Presteigne, in the County of Radnor; and from thence to Leintwardine, and from Presteigne aforesaid, to the Top of Trap Hill, and from the Rye Way aforesaid, by the Maidenhead, to Wooferton, in the County of Salop;" and for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, several other Roads branching out of the Roads comprized in the said Act."

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, severally, by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words: (videlicet,)
Le Roy le veult."

"14. An Act concerning certain Estates heretofore of Francis Keck Esquire deceased, in the Counties of Oxford and Wilts, (that is to say) for vesting such Part thereof which hath been sold under a Decree and subsequent Order of the Court of Chancery, in Trustees, to enable them to convey the same; and for carrying into Execution an Agreement concerning other Parts of such Estates; and for confirming and carrying into Execution a Partition made pursuant to the said Decree and subsequent Order, of so much of the said Estates as remain unsold; and for vesting Part of such Estates in Diana Mary Barker and her Heirs, subject to the Trusts in the Will of Francis Baber Esquire deceased, and the Residue in Trustees to be sold; and for directing the Application of the Money which shall arise by such Sale; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"15. An Act for vesting certain Messages, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, in the Parish of Crayford, in the County of Kent, comprized in the Marriage Settlement of Shovel Blackwood and Sarah his Wife, in Trustees, to the several Uses within mentioned; and also for vesting certain other Messages, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, in the Parishes of Norborn, Betshanger, Ham, Sholdon and Poultons, in the said County of Kent, called Poulton Farm, and West Street and Park Gate Farm, entailed upon the Issue Male of the said Shovel Blackwood, in other Trustees, to the several Uses within mentioned."

"16. An Act for vesting in Trustees, certain Messuages, Lands and Tenements in the County of Surrey, settled in and by the Will of Thomas Bridges Esquire, deceased, to be sold and conveyed pursuant to Articles; and for laying out the Purchase Money in other Lands and Tenements, to be settled to the Uses of the said Will."

17. An Act for dividing, allotting, enclosing and draining, certain Moors or Pieces of Waste Land, within the Parishes of Saint John and Saint Benedict, in Glastonbury, in the County of Somerset."

18. An Act to enable James Rumball, now called James Quilter, his First and other Sons, and their Heirs Male, to take and use the Surname, and bear the Coat Armour of Quilter, in pursuance of the Will of James Quilter, Esquire, deceased."

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.

E.Chatham's Annuty Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling and securing a certain Annuity on the Earl of Chatham, and the Heirs of the Body of the late William Pitt Earl of Chatham, to whom the Earldom of Chatham shall descend, in Consideration of the eminent Services performed by the said late Earl to His Majesty and the Public;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Extract from Journal 20th January 1707, read.

Extract from Journal 21st January 1707, read.

Extract from Journal 22d January 1707, read.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Monday next.

Sloking 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-eight; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for carrying to the Aggregate Fund, a Sum of Money which hath arisen by the Two Sevenths Excise."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Protestant Purchaser Relief Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing certain Provisions in Two Acts made in the First Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, One intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the Protestant Purchasers of the Forfeited Estates in Ireland;" and the other, intituled, "An Act for advancing the Sale of the Forfeited Estates in Ireland, and for vesting such as remain unsold, by the present Trustees, in Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, for such Uses as the same were before vested in the said Trustees; and for the more effectual selling and setting the said Estates to Protestants; and for explaining several Acts relative to the Lord Bophin and Sir Redmond Everard."

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, sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Browning:

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

Papists Relief Bill.

The Marquis of Rockingham (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House, to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for relieving His Majesty's Subjects professing the Popish Religion, from certain Penalties and Disabilities imposed on them, by an Act made in the Eleventh and Twelfth Years of the Reign of King William the Third, intituled, "An Act for the further preventing the Growth of Popery."

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

Pr. 3. L. 27. Leave out ("and") and insert ("or")

At the End of the Bill insert the following Proviso:

Provided always, And it is hereby enacted and declared, That nothing in this Act contained shall extend, or be construed to extend, to any Popish Bishop, Priect, Jesuit or Schoolmaster, who shall not have taken and subscribed the above Oath in the above Words, before he shall have been apprehended or any Prosecution commenced against him."

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

Militia Bill.

The Earl of Powis (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House, to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend and render more effectual the Laws relating to the raising and training the Militia within that Part of Great Britain called England; and to establish certain Regulations with respect to Officers serving in the Corps of Fencible Men, directed to be raised in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, and certain other Corps therein mentioned."

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

Pr. 16. L. 6. Leave out ("or") and insert ("a")

L. 13. Leave out from ("Regiment") to ("And whereas") in the 22d Line of the same Press.

Pr. 17. L. 17. After ("Deputy") leave out ("Deputy")

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, primum diem Junii, jam prox. sequen. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.