House of Lords Journal Volume 31
May 1766, 21-31

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Die Lunæ,26o Maii.
E. of Breadaldane takes the Oaths. Importation of Copper Bars, &c. Bill. Salt to Quebec, Bill. Publick High ways, Bill. Measurement of Coals, Bill. Sinking Fund, Bill. Exportation Spirits, &c. Bill. Messages from H. C. return the Bill for altering the Oaths of Abjuration. Timber Trees, &c. Bill. St. Andrew Holdbourn, Poor Bill. Dartford Road, Bill. River chelmer navigable, Bill. Ellingham Common, Bill. Balderton Common, Bill. Darley Common, Bill. Adderbury Common, Bill. French to revive Appeal. Streatham Waterbeach &c. Drainage, Bill. Message from H. C. to return pleyd It’s Estate, Bill. To regulate the Seizing of Papers, Bill. Plymouth Dock, Bill. Clarges Street to Kensing on Road, to put in the Hands of Commissioners for paving Westminster, Bill. Adjourn. Die Martis, 27o Maii.
Streatham, Waterbeach, &c. Drainage, Bill. Plymouth Dock, Bill. Clarges Street to Kensington Road, to put in the Hands of the Commissioners lost paving Westminster, Bill. Sinking Fund, Bill. Publick Highways, Bill. Duties on Wines, &c. Bill. Exportation of Copper Bars, &c. Bill. Exportation of Spirits, &c. Bill. Timber Trees, &c. Bill. Salt to Quebeck, Bill. River Chelmex Navigation, Bill. Dartford Road, Bill. St. Andrew’s Holborn Poor, Bill. Balderton Common, Bill. Adderbury Common, Bill. Ellingham Commons, Bill: Darley Common, Bill. Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Seven preceding Bills. New Buildings, to regulate, Bill. Message from H. C. to return La Roche’s Nat. Bill. Whale Fishery in Scotland, Accounts delivered. Forfeited Estates in Scotland, Report of Commissioners for managing them delivered. Cultivation of Trees, Shrubs, &c. Bill. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 28o Maii.
Lottery Bill. New Building, to regulate, Bill. Cultivation of Trees, Shrubs, &c. Bill: Streatham; Waterbeach, &c. Dramage Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills. To regulate seizing of Papers, Bill. Window Lights, Bill. Measurement of Coals, Bill. Jamaica and Dominica, free Ports, Bill. Additional Duties on Spirits, Bill. Bounty on British-made Cordage, Bill. Adjourn. Die Jovis, 29o Maii.
Jamaica and Dominica, free Ports, Bill. Additional Duties on Spirits, Bill. Window Lights, Bill. Lottery Bill. Measurement of Coals, Bill. New Building, to regulate, Bill. Bounty on British-made Cordage, Bill. Oath of Abjuration, to after, Bill. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 30o Maii.
Clarges Street Kensington Road, to put the Hands of the Commissioners for paving Westminster, Bill. Plymouth Dock, Bill. Additional Duties on Spirits, Bill. Sinking Fund, Bill. Duties on Wines, Bill. Copper Bars Importation, &c. Bill. Exportation of Spirits, &c. Bill. Salt to Quebec, Bill. Publick Highways, Bill. Timber Trees, Bill. Bounty on British-made Cordage, Bill. Window Lights, Bill: Lottery Bill: New Building, to regulate, Bill: Measurement of Coals, Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Four preceding Bills. Writs of Error: Belchier against Wogan: Croasdale against Porter: Duckett against Hawkins: and Nunns against Hawkins. Muckley Corner to Walsall, &c. Roads, Bill: Petition of Freeholders, &c. against it. and Corbett’s Petition against it. To regulate the seizing of Papers, Bill. Adjourn. Footnotes

Die Lunæ,26o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Bath. & Wells. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Dux Portland, Camerarius. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Petriburg. Ds. Delamer.
Dux Richmond. Ds. Cathcart.
Dux Grafton. Ds. Masham.
Dux Bolton. Ds. Ducie.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth. Comes Denbigh.
Ds. Walpole. Comes Cholmondeley.
Ds. Grantham. Comes Abercorn.
Ds. Boston. Comes Breadalbane.
Ds. . Lovel & Holl’d. Comes Marchmont.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Gower.
Comes Northumberland.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

E. of Breadaldane takes the Oaths.

John Earl of Breadalbane took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; his Lordship having first delivered a Certificate of his having received the Sacrament, to the Truth whereof Witnesses were sworn and examined.

Importation of Copper Bars, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue several Laws therein mentioned, relating to the allowing a Drawback of the Duties upon the Exportation of Copper Bars imported; to the Encouragement of the Silk Manufactures, and for taking off several Duties on Merchandize exported, and reducing other Duties; to the Premium upon Masts, Yards, and Bowsprits, Tar, Pitch, and Turpentine; to the encouraging the Growth of Coffee in His Majesty’s Plantations in America; to the securing the Duties upon Foreign-made Sail Cloth, and charging Foreign-made Sails with a Duty; and for enlarging the Times limited for executing and performing several Provisions, Powers, and Directions, in Acts of this Session of Parliament;” to which they desire the Concurrence f this House.

Salt to Quebec, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue an Act made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for importing Salt from Europe into the Province of Quebec in America, for a limited Time;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Publick High ways, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for explaining, amending, and further enforcing, the Execution of Two several Acts, one made in the Twenty-sixth Year of His late Majesty, and the other in the Fifty Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, for the Amendment and Preservation of the publick Highways and Turnpike Roads of this Kingdom; and for obliging Mortgagees taking Possession of Toll Gates on Turnpike Roads, and Toll-gatherers appointed by them, to accompt;” to which they desire the Concurrence of House.

Measurement of Coals, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, for continuing, amending explaining, and making more effectual, an Act made in the Nineteenth Year of His late Majesty, more effectually to prevent the Frauds and Abuses committed in the Admeasurement of Coals within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and other Places 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. Paterson 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 Sixty-six; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Exportation Spirits, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for explaining Part of an Act made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, relating to the Removal for Home Consumption of Spirits made for Exportation; for laying an additional Duty upon the Importation of Silk Crapes and Tiffanies; for allowing the Exportation of a certain Quantity of Gum Senegal and Gum Arabic to Ireland, free of Duty, for the Use of the Manufacturers there; for permitting the Importation into this Kingdom from the Isle of Man of a certain Quantity of Bugles; and for altering certain Regulations relating to the Tonnage of Ships exporting and importing Spirits;” to which they desire Concurrence of this House.

The said Six Bills were severally read the First Time.

Messages from H. C. return the Bill for altering the Oaths of Abjuration.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for altering the Oath of Abjuration and the Assurance;” and to Abjuration acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Timber Trees, &c. Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, Timber by Sir William Beauchamp Proctor and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better Preservation of Timber Trees and of Woods and Underwoods; and for the further Preservation of Roots, Shrubs, and Plants;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read, the First Time.

St. Andrew Holdbourn, Poor Bill.

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better regulating and employing the Poor, and for cleansing, lighting, and watching, the Squares, Streets, Lanes, and other Places, within that Part of the Parish of Saint Andrew Holbourn which lies above the Bars, in the County of Middlesex, and the Parish of Saint George the Martyr in the said County,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Dartford Road, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading to the Town of Dartford, in the County of Kent,” was committed.

River chelmer navigable, Bill.

The Earl of Abercorn made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for making the River Chelmer navigable, from the Port of Maldon to the Town of Chelmsford, in the County of Essex,” was committed

Ellingham Common, Bill.

The Lord Walpole reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds in the Manor and Parish of Little Ellingham, in the County of Norfolk,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Balderton Common, Bill.

The Lord Sandys made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadow, Common Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Balderton, in the County of Nottingham,” was committed.

Darley Common, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common Parcel of Waste Ground, or Moor, situate in the Liberty of Darley, in the County of Derby, called Darley Common,” was committed.

Adderbury Common, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields and Commonable Lands in the Parish of Adderbury, in the County of Oxford,” was committed.

French to revive Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition of Ann French Spinster, Niece and Heir at Law of Robert French Esquire, deceased, and of Honora French the Widow and Administratrix of the said Robert French, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Sir Ulick Blake Baronet and others are Respondents; praying, That the said Appeal may stand, and be revived in the Names of the said Petitioners, in such Manner as to the House shall seem meet:”

It is Ordered, That the said Appeal be revived; and that the Petitioners do stand in the Place of the said Robert French the late Appellant, and have the same Benefit of the Appeal, as if he was now living.

Streatham Waterbeach &c. Drainage, Bill.

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving Streatham Common, in the Isle of Ely and County of Cambridge; and for empowering the Commissioners for putting in Execution an Act for the effectual Draining and Preservation of Waterbeach Level, in the County of Cambridge; and to establish an Agreement made between the Lord of the Manor of Waterbeach cum Denny and the Commoners within the said Manor, to raise a Sum of Money, to pay the Debts owing upon the Credit of the said Act,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, as also the Petition to them referred; and had heard Counsel, and examined Witnesses for the Petitioners against the said Bill upon their Petition; and had also heard Counsel for the Bill; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be re-committed; and that the Committee do meet, to consider the said Bill, To-morrow.

Message from H. C. to return pleyd It’s Estate, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Charles Kemys Tynte and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the settled Estates of Edmund Morton Pleydell Esquire, in the Counties of York and Lincoln, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money to arise by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the like Uses;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

To regulate the Seizing of Papers, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to prevent the Inconveniencies and Dangers to the Subject from searching for and seizing Papers, by establishing proper Regulations in such Cases where searching for and seizing Papers is justifiable by Law;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Plymouth Dock, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled; “An Act to enable the Principal Officers and Commissioners of His Majesty’s Navy to carry into Execution certain Articles of Agreement made for a Lease of Ground for the Improvement of His Majesty’s Dock Yard at Plymouth;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Clarges Street to Kensing on Road, to put in the Hands of Commissioners for paving Westminster, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for putting the Road from Clarges Street to Hyde Park Corner, and from the South End of Park Lane to the North Side of Hertford Street, in the Parish of Saint George, Hanover Square, in the County of Middlesex, now under the Direction of the Acts for repairing the Roads in the (fn. 1) Parishes of Kensington, Chelsea, Fulham, and Saint George Hanover Square, in the County of Middlesex, under the Management of the Commissioners for paving, cleansing, and lighting, the Squares,

“Streets, Lanes, and other Places, in Westminster;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Two last-mentioned Bills were read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

Die Martis, 27o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales peæsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Litch. & Gov. Comes Northington.
Epus. Petriburg. Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Comes Winchilsea, Præses. Ds. Leigh.
Ds. Delamer.
Dux Newcastle, C. P. S. Ds. Masham.
Ds. Bathurst.
Dux Richmond. Ds. Sandys.
Dux Bolton. Ds. Ravensworth.
Dux Manchester. Ds. Walpole.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Cholmondeley. Ds. Boston.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Lovel & Holl’d.
Comes Marchmont. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Pomfret. Ds. Digby.
Comes Gower.
Comes Temple.
Comes Hardwicke.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Streatham, Waterbeach, &c. Drainage, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled. “An Act for draining and preserving Streatham Common, in the Isle of Ely and County of Cambridge; and for empowering the Commissioners for putting in Execution an Act for the effectual Draining and Preservation of Waterbeach Level, in the County of Cambridge; and to establish an Agreement made between the Lord of the Manor of Waterbeach cum Denny and the Commoners within the said Manor, to raise a Sum of Money, to pay the Debts owing upon the Credit of the said Act,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Plymouth Dock, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Principal Officers and Commissioners of His Majesty’s Navy to carry into Execution certain Articles of Agreement, made for a Lease of Ground, for the Improvement of His Majesty’s Dock Yard at Plymouth.”

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

L. d. President.
L. Privy Seal. L. d. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. d. Botetourt.
D. Richmond. L. Bp. Peterborough. L. Leigh.
D. Bolton. L. Delamer.
E. Denbigh. L. Masham.
E. Cholmondeley. L. Sandys.
E. Abercorn. L. Walpole.
E. Marchmont. L. Lyttelton.
E. Pomfret.
E. Gower.
E. Temple.
E. Hardwicke.
V. Townshend.
V. Weymouth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

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

Clarges Street to Kensington Road, to put in the Hands of the Commissioners lost paving Westminster, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for putting the Road from Clarges Street to Hyde Park Corner, and from the South End of Pork Lane to the North Side of Hertford Street in the Parish of Saint George Hanover Square, in the County of Middlesex, now under the Direction of the Acts for repairing the Roads in the Parishes of Kensington, Chelsea, Fulham, and Saint Georget Hanover Square, in the County of Middlesex, under the Management of the Commissioners for paving, cleansing, and lighting, the Squares, Streets, Lanes, and other Places, in Westminster.”

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

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 Sixty-six; 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 Friday next.

Publick Highways, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for explaining, amending, and further enforcing, the Execution of Two several Acts, One made in the Twenty-sixth Year of His late Majesty, and the other in the Fifth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, for the Amendment and Preservation of the publick Highways and Turnpike Roads of this Kingdom; and. for obliging Mortgagees taking Possession of Toll-gates on Turnpike Roads, and Toll-gatherers appointed by them, to accompt.”

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 Friday next.

Duties on Wines, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for explaining and amending such Part of art Act, made in the Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to certain Duties on Wines imported; for the more easy collecting, and effectually securing, the Stamp Duties for Copies of Court Rolls; for Relief of Persons who have omitted to insert in Indentures, or other Writings, the full Sum agreed to be paid with Clerks, Apprentices, and other Servants; for amending such Parts of Two Acts, made in the last Session of Parliament, as relate to certain East India Goods and Bugles exported to Africa; for permitting a certain Quantity of Wheat, Barley, Oats, Meal, and Flour, to be exported from Great Britain to the Isle of Man, for the Use of the Inhabitants there; for allowing the Exportation of certain Quantities of Coals, free from the Payment of the Duty granted by an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, to the Islands of Jersey, Guernsey, and Alderney; and for obviating certain Doubts with respect to the Importation of Oats and Oatmeal under the Authority of an Act made in this present 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 Friday next.

Exportation of Copper Bars, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue several Laws therein mentioned, relating to the allowing a Drawback of the Duties upon the Exportation of Copper Bars imported; to the Encouragement of the Silk Manufactures; and for taking off the several Duties on Merchandize exported, and reducing other Duties; to the Premium upon Masts, Yards, and Bowsprits, Tar, Pitch, and Turpentine; to the encouraging the Growth of Coffee in His Majesty’s Plantations in America; to the securing the Duties upon Foreign-made Sail Cloth, and charging Foreign-made Sails with a Duty; and for enlarging the Times limited for executing and performing several Provisions, Powers, and Directions, in Acts of this Session of Parliament.”

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, on Friday next.

Exportation of Spirits, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for explaining Part of an Act made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, relating to the Removal for Home Consumption of Spirits made for Exportation; for laying an additional Duty upon the Importation of Silk Crapes and Tiffanies; for allowing the Exportation of a certain Quantity of Gum Senegal and Gum Arabic to Ireland, free of Duty, for the Use of the Manufacturers there; for permitting the Importation into this Kingdom, from the Isle of Man, of a certain Quantity of Bugles; and for (fn. 2) altering certain Regulations relating to the Tonnage of Ships exporting and importing Spirits.”

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 Friday next.

Timber Trees, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the better Preservation of Timber Trees, and of Woods and Underwoods; and for the further Preservation of Roots, Shrubs, and Plants.”

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 Friday next.

Salt to Quebeck, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue an Act made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for importing Salt from Europe into the Province of Quebec in America, for a limited 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 Friday next.

River Chelmex Navigation, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled “An Act for making the River Chelmer navigable, from the Port of Maldon to the Town of Chelmsford, in the County of Essex.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Dartford Road, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading to the Town of Dartford, in the County of Kent.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall “pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

St. Andrew’s Holborn Poor, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est, Billa; intituled, “An Act for the better regulating and employing the Poor, and for cleansing, lighting, and watching, the Squares, Streets, Lanes, and other Places, within that Part of the Parish of Saint Andrew Holbourn which lies above the Bars in the County of Middlesex, and the Parish of Saint George the Martyr in the said County.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall “pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Balderton Common, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadow, Common Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Balderton, in the County of Nottingham.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall “pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Adderbury Common, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields and Commonable Lands in the Parish of Adderbury, in the County of Oxford.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall “pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Ellingham Commons, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa; intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds in the Manor and Parish of Little Ellingham, in the County of Norfolk.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall “pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Darley Common, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common Parcel of Waste Ground, or Moor, situate in the Liberty of Barley, in the County of Derby, called Barley Common.”

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 Seven preceding Bills.

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

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

New Buildings, to regulate, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act made in the Fourth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, for the better regulating of Buildings, and to prevent Mischiefs that may happen by the, main the Weekly Bills of Mortality, and other Places therein mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return La Roche’s Nat. Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled “An Act for naturalizing Peter de la Roche;” 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.

A Message was sent to, the House of Commons, by the former Messengers, to acquaint them therewith.

Whale Fishery in Scotland, Accounts delivered.

The House being informed, “That Mr. Rowe, from the Commissioners of the Customs in Scotland, attended:”

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar,

“An Account of what Number of Ships from Scotland have been employed in the Whale Fishery to Davis’s Streights and the Greenland Seas, with their respective Names and Burdens; from whence they were fitted out, and at what Port they were discharged; and also what Quantity of Whale Fins and Oil each Ship has imported, from the 10th of October 1764, to the 10th of October 1765.”

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read, by the Clerk:

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

Forfeited Estates in Scotland, Report of Commissioners for managing them delivered.

The House being informed, “That the said Mr. Rowe, from the Treasury, attended:”

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar,

“6th Day of May 1765.

“Report of the Commissioners and Trustees for managing the annexed forfeited Estates in Scotland to the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty’s Treasury, which, by an Act of the 25th Year of His late Majesty’s Reign, is directed to be laid before both Houses of Parliament.”

“23d Day of August 1765

“Report of the Commissioners and Trustees for managing the annexed forfeited Estates in Scotland to the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty’s Treasury, which, by an Act of the 25th Year of His late Majesty’s Reign, is directed to be laid before both Houses of Parliament.”

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read, by the Clerk:

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

Cultivation of Trees, Shrubs, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for encouraging the Cultivation, and for the better Preservation, of Trees, Roots, Plants, and Shrubs.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Adjourn.

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

Die Mercurii, 28o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens. Dux York. Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Bath. & Wells. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Cicestrien. Comes Winchelsea, Præses. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Newcastle, C. P. S. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Lincoln. Dux Portland, Camerarius. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Richmond. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Petriburg. Dux Grafton. Ds. Masham.
Dux Bolton. Ds. Bathurst.
Dux Bedford. Ds. Ducie.
Dux Argyll. Ds. Godolphin.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Chedworth.
Dux Manchester. Ds. Sandys.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Thanet. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Grosvenor.
Comes Essex. Ds. Boston.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Lovel & Holl’d.
Comes Holdernesse. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Scarbrough. Ds. Digby.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Gower.
Comes Temple.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Townsend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Lottery Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for raising the Sum of One Million Five Hundred Thousand Pounds, by Way of Annuities and a Lottery, to be charged on the Sinking Fund.”

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.

New Building, to regulate, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act made in the Fourth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, for the better regulating of Buildings, and to prevent Mischiefs that may happen by Fire, within the Weekly Bills of Mortality, and other Places 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, To-morrow.

Cultivation of Trees, Shrubs, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, Intituled, “An Act for encouraging the Cultivation, and for the better Preservation, of Trees, Roots, Plants, and Shrubs.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall “pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Streatham; Waterbeach, &c. Dramage Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa; intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving Streatham Common, in the Isle of Ely and County of Cambridge; and for empowering the Commissioners for putting in Execution an Act for the effectual Draining and Preservation of Waterbeach Level in the County of Cambridge, and to establish an Agreement made between the Lord of the Manor of Waterbeach cum Denny and the Commoners within the said Manor, to raise a Sum of Money, to pay the Debts owing upon the Credit of the said Act.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall “pass ?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Greaves and Mr. Cudden:

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

To regulate seizing of Papers, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to prevent the Inconveniencies and Dangers to the Subject from searching for and seizing Papers, by establishing proper Regulations in such Cases where searching for and seizing Papers is justifiable by Law.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Friday next; and the Lords summoned.

Ordered, That the Judges do then attend.

Window Lights, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repealing the several Duties upon Houses, Windows, and Lights; and for granting to His Majesty other Duties upon Houses, Windows, and Lights:”

The said Bill was read a Second Time.

Moved, “To commit the Bill.”

Which being objected to:

After long Debate;

The Question was put thereupon.

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

Measurement of Coals, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, for continuing, amending, explaining, and making more effectual, an Act made in the Nineteenth Year of His said Majesty, more effectually to prevent the Frauds and Abuses committed in the Admeasurements of Coals within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and other Places 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, To-morrow.

Jamaica and Dominica, free Ports, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for opening and establishing certain Ports in the Islands of Jamaica and Dominica, for the more free Importation and Exportation of certain Goods and Merchandizes; for granting certain Duties, to defray the Expenses of opening, maintaining, securing, and improving, such Ports; for ascertaining the Duties to be paid upon the Importation of Goods from the said Island of Dominica into this Kingdom, and for securing the Duties upon Goods imported from the said Island into any other British Colony;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Additional Duties on Spirits, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for laying additional Duties on certain Spirits imported; and for prolonging the Time allowed by Law for lodging and keeping in Warehouses Rum and Spirits imported;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bounty on British-made Cordage, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for allowing a Bounty on the Exportation of British-made Cordage; and for discontinuing, the Drawbacks upon Foreign rough Hemp exported,” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bills were read the First Time.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit praesens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Jovis, vicesimum nonum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Jovis, 29o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Comes Winchelsea, Piæses. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Lincoln. Ds. Masham.
Ds. Ducie.
Dux Bolton. Ds. Sandys.
Comes Scarborough. Ds. Sondes.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Marchmont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Jamaica and Dominica, free Ports, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for opening and establishing certain Ports in the Islands of Jamaica and Dominica, for the more free Importation and Exportation of certain Goods and Merchandizes; for granting certain Duties, to defray the Expenses of opening, maintaining, securing, and improving, such Ports; for ascertaining the Duties to be paid upon the Importation of Goods from the said Island of Dominica into this Kingdom; and for securing the Duties upon Goods imported from the said Island into any other British Colony.”

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, on Monday next.

Additional Duties on Spirits, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for laying additional Duties on certain Spirits imported; and for prolonging the Time allowed by Law for lodging and keeping in Warehouses Rum and Spirits imported.”

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.

Window Lights, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repealing the several Duties upon Houses, Windows, and Lights; and for granting to His Majesty other Duties upon Houses, Windows, and Lights.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Lottery Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for raising the Sum of One Million Five Hundred Thousand Pounds, by Way of Annuities and a Lottery, to be charged on the Sinking Fund.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Measurement of Coals, Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, for continuing, amending, explaining, and making more effectual, an Act made in the Nineteenth Year of His said Majesty, more effectually to prevent the Frauds and Abuses committed in the Admeasurements of Coals within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and other Places therein mentioned.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

New Building, to regulate, Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act made in the Fourth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, for the better regulating of Buildings, and to prevent Mischiefs that may happen by Fire, within the Weekly Bills of Mortality, and other Places therein mentioned.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Bounty on British-made Cordage, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for allowing a Bounty on the Exportation of British-made Cordage; and for discontinuing the Drawbacks upon Foreign rough Hemp exported.”

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.

Oath of Abjuration, to after, Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, “An Act for altering the Oath of Abjuration and the Assurance.”

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

A Message was ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Browning and Mr. Greaves, to acquaint them therewith.

Adjourn.

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

Die Veneris, 30o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Litch. & Cov. Dux York.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Lincoln. Comes Northington, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Ds. Leigh.
Epus. Carliol. Comes Winchelsea, Præses. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Delamer.
Dux Newcastle, C. P. S. Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Masham.
Dux Portland, Camerarius. Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Godolphin.
Dux Richmond. Ds. Chedworth.
Dux Bolton. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Dux Argyll. Ds. Sandys.
Dux Marchester. Ds. Ponsonby.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Suffolk. J Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Sondes.
Conies Scarborough. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Cholmondeley. Ds. Grosvenor.
Ds. Boston.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun. Ds. Lovel & Hollands.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Breadalbane. Ds. Camden.
Comes March. Ds. Digby.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Hardwicke.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Leinster.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Clarges Street Kensington Road, to put the Hands of the Commissioners for paving Westminster, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for putting the Road from Clarges Street to Hyde Park Corner, and from the South End of Park Lane to the North Side of Hertford Street, in the Parish of Saint George Hanover Square in the County of Middlesex, now under the Direction of the Acts for repairing the Roads in the Parishes of Kensington, Chelsea, Fulham, and Saint George Hanover Square, in the County of Middlesex, under the Management of the Commissioners for paving, cleansing, and lighting, the Squares, Streets, Lanes, and other Places, in Westminster,” 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.”

Plymouth Dock, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Principal Officers and Commissioners of His Majesty’s Navy to carry into Execution certain Articles of Agreement, made for a Lease of Ground, for the Improvement of His Majesty’s Dock Yard at Plymouth,” was committed.

Additional Duties on Spirits, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, “An Act for laying additional Duties on certain Spirits imported; and for prolonging the Time allowed by Law for lodging and keeping in Warehouses Rum and Spirits imported.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Sinking Fund, Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on 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 Sixty-six; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Duties on Wines, Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, “An Act for explaining and amending such Part of an Act, made in the Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to certain Duties on Wines imported; for the more easy collecting and effectually securing the Stamp Duties for Copies of Court Rolls; for Relief of Persons who have omitted to insert in Indentures, or other Writings, the full Sum agreed to be paid with Clerks, Apprentices, and other Servants; for amending such Parts of Two Acts, made in the last Session of Parliament, as relate to certain East India Goods and Bugles exported to Africa; for permitting a certain Quantity of Wheat, Barley, Oats, Meal, and Flour, to be exported from Great Britain to the Isle of Man, for the Use of the Inhabitants there; for allowing the Exportation of certain Quantities of Coals, free from the Payment of the Duty granted by an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, to the Islands of Jersey, Guernsey, and Alderney; and for obviating certain Doubts with respect to the Importation of Oats and Oat-meal under the Authority of an Act made in this present Session of Parliament.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Copper Bars Importation, &c. Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue several Laws therein mentioned, relating to the allowing a Drawback of the Duties upon the Exportation of Copper Bars imported; to the Encouragement of the Silk Manufactures, and for taking off several Duties on Merchandize exported, and reducing other Duties; to the Premium upon Masts, Yards, and Bowsprits, Tar, Pitch, and Turpentine; to the encouraging the Growth of Coffee in His Majesty’s Plantations in America; to the securing the Duties upon Foreign-made Sail Cloth, and charging Foreign-made Sails with a Duty; and for enlarging the Times limited for executing and performing several Provisions, Powers, and Directions, in Acts of this Session of Parliament.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Exportation of Spirits, &c. Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, “An Act for explaining Part of an Act, made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, relating to the Removal for Home Consumption of Spirits made for Exportation; for laying an additional Duty upon the Importation of Silk Crapes and Tiffanies; for allowing the Exportation of a certain Quantity of Gum Senegal and Gum Arabic to Ireland, free of Duty, for the Use of the Manufacturers there; for permitting the Importation into this Kingdom from the Isle of Man of a certain Quantity of Bugles; and for altering certain Regulations relating to the Tonnage of Ships exporting and importing Spirits.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Salt to Quebec, Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue an Act made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for importing Salt from Europe into the Province of Quebec in America, for a limited Time.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Publick Highways, Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, “An Act for explaining, amending, and further enforcing, the Execution of Two several Acts; One made in the Twenty-sixth Year of His late Majesty, and the other in the Fifth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, for the Amendment and Preservation of the publick Highways and Turnpike Roads of this Kingdom; and for obliging Mortgagees taking Possession of Toll-gates on Turnpike Roads, and Toll-gatherers appointed by them, to accompt.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Timber Trees, Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better Preservation of Timber Trees, and of Woods and Underwoods; and for the Preservation of Roots, Shrubs, and Plants.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Bounty on British-made Cordage, Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, “An Act for allowing a Bounty on the Exportation of British-made Cordage; and for discontinuing the Drawbacks upon Foreign rough Hemp exported.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Window Lights, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repealing the several Duties upon Houses, Windows, and Lights; and for granting to His Majesty other Duties upon Houses, Windows, and Lights.”

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 the Sum of One Million Five Hundred Thousand Pounds, by Way of Annuities and a Lottery, to be charged on the Sinking Fund.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall “pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

New Building, to regulate, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act made in the Fourth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, for the better regulating of Buildings, and to prevent Mischiefs that may happen by Fire, within the Weekly Bills of Mortality, and other Places therein mentioned.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall “pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Measurement of Coals, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, for continuing, amending, explaining, and making more effectual, an Act made in the Nineteenth Year of His said Majesty, more effectually to prevent the Frauds and Abuses committed in the Admeasurements of Coals within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and other Places therein mentioned.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall “pass?”

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Four preceding Bills.

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

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

Writs of Error:

The Lord Mansfield, Lord Chief justice of the Court of King’s Bench, in the usual Manner, delivered in Four Writs of Error:

Belchier against Wogan:

In One of which,

William Belchier Esquire is Plaintiff,
and
William Wogan Esquire Is Defendant;

Croasdale against Porter:

In the next,

William Croasdale is Plaintiff,

and John Porter is Defendant;

Duckett against Hawkins:

In the next,

Noah Duckett is Plaintiff
and
Samuel Hawkins & Defendant;

and Nunns against Hawkins.

And in the last,

John Nunns is Plaintiff,
and
Edward Hawkins is Defendant.

And Petitions of the Defendants in the said Writs of Error were severally presented, and read; setting forth, That the same were brought merely for Delay, and therefore praying, “That the Plaintiffs may be ordered to assign Errors upon a short Day.”

Ordered, That the Plaintiffs in the said Writs of Error do assign Errors in Two Days.

Muckley Corner to Walsall, &c. Roads, Bill:

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Muckley Corner to Walsall and Wednesbury, and to Leigh Brook and Ocker Hill, and several other Roads, in the County of Stafford;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Petition of Freeholders, &c. against it.

A Petition of the several Freeholders, Tradesmen, and other Inhabitants, of the Town of Walsall, in the County of Stafford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

and Corbett’s Petition against it.

Also, a Petition of Samuel Corbett, in Right of himself and his Wife;

Were presented, and read; setting forth, “That, if the said Bill should pass into a Law, it would be greatly injurious to the Petitioners;” and therefore praying to be heard, by their Counsel, against: the said Bill.

Ordered, That the said Petitions do lie on the Table till the said Bill be read a Second Time.

To regulate the seizing of Papers, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to prevent the Inconveniencies and Dangers to the Subject from searching for and seizing Papers; by establishing proper Regulations in such Cases where searching for and seizing Papers is justifiable by Law;” and for the Attendance of the Judges:”

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

Proposed, “To commit the Bill for this Day Two “Months.”

The same was objected to.

After Debate;

The Question was put thereupon.

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

1 Origin. Parish; vide p. 402. b. 407 b. & 412. a.
2 Origin allowing; vide p. 400. b. 408. D. & 411. c.