House of Lords Journal Volume 31
June 1767, 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 31: June 1767, 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 31: 1765-1767 (1767-1830), pp. 632-643. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113282 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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Die Lunæ, 15o Junii.
Haut Huntre Fen, Bill: Message to H. C. with Amendments to it. American Mutiny Bill. Wilnecoat Coal Mines, Bill. Ayr Roads, Bill: French Lawn and Cambricks, Acts foi Prohibition of, to explain, Bill. Lamack’s Nat. Bill. Bedford, Level, Drainage, Bill: Kirkby in Kerdal, Common, Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills. Salt Provisions, Importation of, Bill. Message from H. C. to return Gascoyn’g Bill, for Sale of Bamber’s Estate. Foreign Linens imported, additional Duties Bill: Accompts of Exports to Germany to be laid before the House; and of Foreign Hemp, Flax, and Linen Yarn, imported. Foreign Linens imported, additional Duties, &c. Bill. Governor, Council, and Assembly, of New York, restraining Bill. For establishing an Agreement with the East India Company, Bill: American Customs to regulate, Bill. For altering the Stamp Duties, &c. Bill. Adjourn. Die Martis, 16o Junii.
Ayr Roads, Bill. Wilnecote Coal Mines, Bill. American Mutiny, Bill. French Lawns, and Cambricks, Act for Prohibition of, to explain, Bill. Salt Provisions, Importation of, Bill. Stamp Duties, for altering, &c Bill. For establishing an Agreement with the East India Company, Bill. American Customs, for regulating Bill. Delany against Tenison: Veale against Atkyns: Doe against Cowper: Axe against Hunter: Writs of Error Nonpros’d, with Costs. Dewes to enter into Recognizance on Delany’s Appeal. Respondents peremptorily to answer Rochfort’s Appeal. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 17o Junii.
Wilnecote Coal Mines, Bill. Ayr, Roads, Bill. French Lawns and Cambricks, Act for Prohibition of, to explain, Bill. Stamp Duties for altering, & c. Bill. American Customs for regulating, &c. Bill. Lamack’s Nat. Bill. General Highways, Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Duties on Foreign, Linen, Bill; Witnesses to attend. General Turnpike Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. D. of St. Albans’, Bill. East India Qualification, Bill. Accompts of Exports to Germany and Holland, delivered. D. of St. Albans’, Bill: Message to H. C. with it. Motion for a Conference with H. C. on East India Dividend, Bill, refused. East India Dividend, Bill. American Mutiny, Bill. For establishing an Agreement with the East India Company, Bill. Salt Provisions for Importation of, Bill. Writs of Error; Fowler against Ward; Oakley against Donne; and Darke against Heathfield. Adjourn. Die Jovis, 18o Junii.
Foreign Linens imported, additional, Duties, Bill. Ayr Roads, Bill: Foreign Linens and Cambricks, Act for Prohibition of to explain, Bill: Stamp Duties for altering, &c. Bill: American Customs for regulating, &c. Bill: Wilnecote Coal Mines, Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Five preceding Bills. Lamack’s Nat. Bill: Message to H. C. with it. East India Qualification Bill. East India Dividend Bill: Orders for Papers and Witnesses. Foreign Linens imported, additional Duties, Bill. Trade to the Isle of Man to regulate, Bill. Sinking Fund, &c. Bill. American Duties, Bill. For discontinuing the Duties on Logwood duties, bill. Post office, Bill. Publick Companies and Corporations, Bill. Messages from H. C. to return Wicker’s by Bill; and Poynts’s Bill. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 19o Junii.
Pet. of Merchants of Leeds against. the Bill for additional Duties on Foreign Linens imported. American Duties, Bill. Duties Logwood to discontinue, Bill. Publick Companies and Corporations, Bill. Sinking Fund, &c. Bill. For regulating the Trade to The Isle of Man, Bill. Post Office, Bill. Governor, Council, and Assembly, of New York, restraining Bill. American Mutiny, Bill. East India Qualification Bill. Everard against Dillon: Pleadings, proved. East India Dividend, Bill. Foreign Linens imported, additional Duties, Bill. Extracts of Letters, &c. brought by The Cruttenden India Ship ordered to be said before the House. Adjourn. Footnotes

Die Lunæ, 15o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius. Ds Wycombe, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Grafton. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Petriburg. Dux Bolton. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Cathcart.
Dux Kingston. Ds. Masham.
Dux Manchester. Ds. Ducie.
Ds. King.
Comes Winchelsea. Ds. Sandys.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Holdernesse. Ds. Vere.
Comes Plimouth. Ds. Harwich.
Comes Morton. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Sondes.
Comes Loudon. Ds. Boston.
Comes Marchmont. Ds. Lovel & Holl’d.
Comes Bristol. Ds. Montagu.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckinghamshire.

PRAYERS.

Haut Huntre Fen, Bill:

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing a certain Fen called The Haute Huntre, Eight Hundred, or Holland Fen, and certain other Commonable Places adjoining thereto, in the Parts of Holland, in the County of Lincoln,” was re-committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto.”

Which Amendment, being read Twice by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

Then it was moved, “That the said Bill be read the Third Time.”

Accordingly, the said Bill was read the Third Time.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

AMessage was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Montagu and Mr. Cudden:

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

American Mutiny Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for further continuing an Act of the last Session of Parliament, intituled, “An Act to amend and render more effectual, in His Majesty’s Dominions in America, an Act passed in this present Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters.”

Wilnecoat Coal Mines, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to amend and render more effectual so much of an Act, made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, as relates to the draining and working certain Coal Mines, in the Manor of Wilnecote, in the County of Warwick;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ayr Roads, Bill:

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading from the Town of Ayr, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the County of Ayr;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

French Lawn and Cambricks, Acts foi Prohibition of, to explain, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House cf Commons, by the Lord Frederick Campbell and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to amend and enforce the Acts of the Eighteenth, Twenty-first, and Thirty-second Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for the more effectual preventing the fraudulent Importation and Wearing of Cambricks and French Lawns;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were read the First Time.

Lamack’s Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Sophia Magdalen Lamack, an Infant.”

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

D. Bolton.
D. Ancaster. L. Bp. Litch & Cov. L. Botetourt.
D. Kingston. L. Willoughby Par.
E. Winchelsea. L. Cathcart.
E. Litchfield. L. Masham.
E. Holdernesse. L. Ducie.
E. Plimouth. L. Sandys.
E. Morton. L. Boston.
E. Abercorn.
E. Loudon.
E. Marchmont.
E. Gower.

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

Bedford, Level, Drainage, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving Fen Lands and Low Grounds, lying in The South Level, Part of the Great Level of the Fens commonly called Bedford Level, and in the County of Cambridge, between the River Cam otherwise Grant, West, and the Hard Lands of Bottisham, Swassham Bulbeck, and Swaffham Prios, East; and for empowering the Governor, Bailiffs, and Commonalty, of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level of the Fens, commonly called Bedford Level, to sell certain Fen Lands lying within the Limits aforesaid, commonly called Invested Lands.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative

Kirkby in Kerdal, Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enclosing a Piece of Waste Ground in the Borough and Township of Kirkby in Kendal, for the Benefit of the Poor; and for cleansing and enlightening the Streets of the said Town; and for confirming a Rule or Order of Assize, and Order of the High Court of Chancery, relating to the Rates and Assessments to be raised for Relief of the Poor, by the Inhabitants of the said Township, and the Owners of Lands called The Park and Castle Lands.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estate of William Hoskins Esquire deceased, in the Counties of Surrey and Kent, in Trustees, to be sold, for discharging Money due upon a Mortgage of his Estate in Kent, called Hethenden Farm, and other Debts and Encumbrances; and for settling said Estate called Hethenden Farm, so disencumbered, to and for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Salt Provisions, Importation of, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to allow for a limited Time, the free Importation of Salted Meat and Butter into this Kingdom, from any Place except Ireland;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return Gascoyn’g Bill, for Sale of Bamber’s Estate.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for Sale of divers Messuages, Farms, Lands, and Tenements, in the County of Essex, entailed by the Will of Doctor John Bamber deceased; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in Lieu thereof to the like Uses;” and to acquaint this House, that they ave agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Foreign Linens imported, additional Duties Bill:

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for granting tc His Majesty additional Duties on certain Foreign Linens imported into this Kingdom; and for establishing a Fund for the encouraging of the raising and dressing Hemp and Flax;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Accompts of Exports to Germany to be laid before the House;

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, an Accompt of the total Values of all the Exports from England to Germany and Holland, and of all the Imports from Germany and Holland to England, from Christmas 1758 to Christmas 1766; distinguishing each Year.

and of Foreign Hemp, Flax, and Linen Yarn, imported.

Also, an Account of the total Quantities and Values of Foreign Hemp and Flax imported into England, from Christmas 1759 to Christmas 1766; distinguishing each Year.

And also, an Account of the total Quantities and Values of Foreign Linen Yarn imported into England, from Christmas 1759 to Christmas 1766; distinguishing each Year.

Foreign Linens imported, additional Duties, &c. Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties on certain Foreign Linens imported into this Kingdom; and for establishing a Fund for the encouraging of the raising and dressing Hemp and Flax,” be read a Second Time Friday next; and the Lords summoned.

Governor, Council, and Assembly, of New York, restraining 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 restraining and: prohibiting the Governor, Council, and House of Representatives, of the Province of New York, until Provision shall have been made for furnishing the King’s Troops with all the Necessaries required by Law, from passing or assenting to any Act of Assembly, Vote, or Resolution, for any other Purpose; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

For establishing an Agreement with the East India Company, 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 establishing an Agreement, for the Payment of the annual Sum of Four Hundred Thousand Pounds, for a limited Time, by the East India Company, in respect of the Territorial Acquisitions and Revenues lately obtained in the East Indies;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

American Customs to regulate, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable His Majesty to put the Customs, and other Duties, in the British Dominions in America, and the Execution of the Laws relating to Trade there, under the Management of Commissioners, to be appointed for that Purpose, and to be resident in the said Dominions;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

For altering the Stamp Duties, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for altering the Stamp Duties upon Policies of Assurance; and for reducing the Allowance to be made in respect of the Prompt Payment of the Stamp Duties on Licenses for retailing Beer, Ale, and other Exciseable Liquors; and for explaining and amending several Acts of Parliament, relating to Hackney Coaches and Chairs;” which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Four Bills were severally read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

Die Martis, 16o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.
Epus. Roffen. Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Dux Richmond. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Grafton. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Bolton. Ds. Trevor.
Dux Bedford. Ds. Masham.
Dux Dorset. Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Peterborow. Ds. Vere.
Comes Winchelsea. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Boston.
Comes Holdernesse. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Weymouth.

PRAYERS.

Ayr Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading from the Town of Ayr, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the County of Ayr.”

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

D. Richmond.
D. Grafton. L. Bp. Rochester. L. Botetourt.
D. Bolton. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Cathcart.
D. Bedford. L. Bp. Chester. L. Trevor.
L. Masham.
E. Peterborow. L. Ducie.
E. Winchelsea. L. Vere.
E. Litchfield. L. Walpole.
E. Holdernesse. L. Boston.
E. Cholmondeley. L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Abercorn.
E. Loudoun.
E. Marchmont.
E. Radnor.

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

Wilnecote Coal Mines, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to amend and render more effectual so much of an Act made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, as relates to the draining and working certain Coal Mines in the Manor of Wilnecote, in the County of Warwick.”

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.

American Mutiny, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for further continuing an Act of the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act to amend and render more effectual, in His Majesty’s Dominions in America an Act passed in this present Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters.”

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.

French Lawns, and Cambricks, Act for Prohibition of, to explain, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to amend and enforce the Acts of the Eighteenth, Twenty-first, and Thirty-second Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for the more effectual preventing the fraudulent Importation and Wearing of Cambricks and French Lawns.”

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.

Salt Provisions, Importation of, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to allow, for a limited Time, the free Importation of Salted Meat and Butter into this Kingdom, from any Place except 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.

Stamp Duties, for altering, &c Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for altering the Stamp Duties upon Policies of Assurance; and for reducing the Allowance to be made in respect of the Prompt Payment of the Stamp Duties on Licenses for retailing Beer, Ale, and other Exciseable Liquors; and for explaining and amending several Acts of Parliament, relating to Hackney Coaches and Chairs.”

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

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

For establishing an Agreement with the East India Company, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for establishing an Agreement, for the Payment of the annual Sum of Four Hundred Thousand Pounds, for a limited Time, by the East India Company, in respect of the Territorial Acquisitions and Revenues lately obtained in The East Indies.”

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.

American Customs, for regulating Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable His Majesty to put the Customs and other Duties, in the British Dominions in America, and the Execution of the Laws relating to Trade there, under the Management of Commissioners, to be appointed for that Purpose, and to be resident in the said Dominions.”

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.

Delany against Tenison:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of the Reverend Patrick Delany Doctor in Divinity and Dean of, Down in the Diocese of Armagh in the Kingdom of Ireland; complaining of Part of the Master’s Report of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 10th Day of February last; and also of a Decretal Order of the said Court, of the Second Day of this Instant June; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, set aside, or rectified; or that the Appellant may have such Relief in the Premises as the Nature and Circumstances of the Case may require; and that Alice Tenison may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Alice Tenison may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in her Answer thereto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 21st Day of July next; and Service of this Order upon the Clerk in Court or Attorney of the said Respondent in the said Court of Chancery in Ireland shall be deemed good Service.

Veale against Atkyns:

Upon reading the Petition of William Veale, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, where Thomas Atkyns is Plaintiff:

Doe against Cowper:

Also, upon reading the Petition of John Doe, on the Doe Demise of Susannah Hodgson and Sarah Bowles, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein William Cooper is Plaintiff:

Axe against Hunter:

And also, upon reading, the Petition of James Axe, Axe Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein William Hunter is Plaintiff; setting forth, “That the said Writs of Error are brought merely for Delay;” and therefore praying, “That the same may be Nonpros’d, with such Costs as to the House shall seem meet:”

Writs of Error Nonpros’d, with Costs.

It is Ordered, That the said Petitioners do forthwith a Nonpros. on the said Writs of Error, as desired; and that the Records be remitted, to the End Execution may be had upon the Judgements given by that Court, as if no such Writs of Error had been brought into this House;and further, that the Plaintiffs in Error do pay, or cause to be paid, to the Defendants in Error, the Sum of Twenty Pounds each, for their Costs by reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgement.

Dewes to enter into Recognizance on Delany’s Appeal.

The House being moved, “That Court Dewes of The Middle Temple Esquire may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Doctor Delany, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he living in Ireland:”

It is Ordered, That the said Court Dewes may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellant, as desired.

Respondents peremptorily to answer Rochfort’s Appeal.

The House being informed, “That Henty Loftus and others, Respondents to the Appeal of George Rochfort and others, had not put in their Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose:”

And thereupon an Affidavit of John Allen of the City of Dublin Gentleman, of the due Service of the said Order, being read:

Ordered, That the said Respondents do put in their Answer to the said Appeal, peremptorily, in a Week.

Adjourn.

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

Die Mercurii, 17o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant. Dux York.
Epus. Londin. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Wycombe, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Winton. Dux Cumberland.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath & Wells. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius. Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Raffen. Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Dux Richmond. Ds. Dacre.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Grafton. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Wigorn. Dux Bolton. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Bedford. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Marlborough. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Lincoln. Dux Ancaster. Magnus Cametarius. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Exon. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Petriburgh. Dux Kingston. Ds. Masham.
Epus. Oxon. Dux Newcastle. Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Portland. Ds. Monson.
Dux Manchester. Ds. Godolphin.
Dux Chandos. Ds. Chedworth.
Dux Dorset. Ds. Sandys.
Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Ravensworth.
Dux Montagu. Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Vere.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius. Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Lincoln. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Boston.
Comes Exeter. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Conies Denbigh. Ds. Montagu.
Comes Peterborough. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Essex.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Scarborough.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Delawar.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Wilnecote Coal Mines, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to amend and render more effectual so much of an Act, made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, as relates to the draining and working certain Coal Mines in the Manor of Wilnecote. in the County of Warwick,” 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.”

Ayr, Roads, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading from the Town of Ayr. and other Roads therein mentioned, in the County of Ayr,” 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.”

French Lawns and Cambricks, Act for Prohibition of, to explain, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to amend and enforce the Acts of the Eighteenth, Twenty-first, and Thirty-second Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for the more effectual preventing the fraudulent Importation and Wearing of Cambricks and French Lawns.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Stamp Duties for altering, & c. Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for altering the Stamp Duties upon Policies of Assurance; and for reducing the Allowance to be made in respect to the prompt Payment of the Stamp Duties on Licenses for retailing Beer, Ale, and other Exciseable Liquors; and for explaining and amending several Acts of Parliament relating to Hackney Coaches and Chairs.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

American Customs for regulating, &c. Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable His Majesty to put the Customs and other Duties in the British Dominions in America, and the Execution of the Laws relating to Trade there, under the. Management of Commissioners, to be appointed for that Purpose, and to be resident in the said Dominions.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Lamack’s Nat. Bill.

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Sophia Magdalen Lamack,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

General Highways, Bill:

The House being moved, “That the Bill, intituled, An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into one Act of Parliament, the several Statutes now in Being, for the Amendment and Preservation of the publick Highways of this Kingdom; and for other Purposes therein mentioned, may be read the Third Time.”

The same was objected to.

After Debate;

The Question was put thereupon.

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Duties on Foreign, Linen, Bill; Witnesses to attend.

Ordered, That Mr. Henkell of Fenchurch Street, and Mr. Payne of King’s Court, Coleman Street, do attend this House on Friday next, on the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties on certain Foreign Linens imported into this Kingdom; and for establishing a Fund for the encouraging of the raising and dressing of Hemp and Flax.”

General Turnpike Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into one Act of Parliament, the general Laws now in Being, for regulating the Turnpike Roads of this Kingdom; and for other Purposes 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 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.

D. of St. Albans’, Bill.

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Estates of George Duke of Saint Albans in Trustees, for raising Money to pay Debts, and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; “that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto.”

Which Amendments, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

East India Qualification, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to regulate the Qualification of the Proprietors of East India Stock;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Accompts of Exports to Germany and Holland, delivered.

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

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to Order,

“An Accompt of the total Values of all the Exports from England to Germany and Holland, and of all the Imports from Germany and Holland to England, from Christmas 1758 to Christmas 1705; distinguishing each Year.”

Also, “An Account of the total Quantities and Values of Foreign Hemp and Flax imported into England from Christmas 1759 to Christmas 1766; distinguishing each Year.”

And also, “An Account of the total Quantities and Values of Foreign Linen Yarn imported into England, from Christmas 1759 to Christmas 1766; distinguishing each Year.”

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

D. of St. Albans’, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Estates of George Duke of Saint Albans in Trustees, for raising Money to pay Debts; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Motion for a Conference with H. C. on East India Dividend, Bill, refused.

The House being moved, “That a Conference be desired with the House of Commons, to the End that the Ground on which the Bill, for regulating certain Proceedings of the General Courts of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to The East Indies, proceeded in that House, so far as the same rescinds an Act done on the 6th Day of May last by a General Court of the East India Company, and so far as the same takes from the said Company the Power of declaring any Dividend beyond the Rate of £. 10 per Centum, per Annum, during the Time therein mentioned, may appear the more plainly to this House:”

The same was objected to.

After long Debate;

The Question was put thereupon.

It was Resolved in the Negative.

East India Dividend, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for regulating certain Proceedings of the General Courts of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to The East Indies.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

Ordered, That the House be again put into a Committee upon the said Bill, To-morrow; and that the Lords be summoned; and that the several Persons who were ordered to attend this Day, do then attend.

American Mutiny, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for continuing an Act of the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act to amend and render more effectual, in His Majesty’s Dominions in America, an Act passed in this present Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters:”

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

For establishing an Agreement with the East India Company, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for establishing an Agreement, for the Payment of the annual Sum of Four Hundred Thousand Pounds, for a limited Time, by the East India Company, in respect of the Territorial Acquisitions and Revenues lately obtained in The East Indies:”

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

Salt Provisions for Importation of, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to allow, for a limited Time, the free Importation of Salted Meat and Butter into this Kingdom, from any Place except Ireland:”

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

Writs of Error;

The Lord Mansfield Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King’s Bench, in the usual Manner, delivered in, at the Table, Three Writs of Error:

Fowler against Ward;

In the First of which,

John Fowler and Robert Topling are Plaintiffs,

and

George Ward is Defendant:

Oakley against Donne;

In the Second,

Thomas Oakley is Plaintiff,

and

Edward Donne Defendant:

and Darke against Heathfield.

And in the Third,

Richard Darke is Plaintiff,

and

Richard Heathfield Defendant.

Adjourn.

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

Die Jovis, 18o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin. Dux York.
Epus. Winton. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Wycombe, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Eliens. Dux Cumberland.
Epus. Raffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius. Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Cestrien. Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Wigorn. Dux Richmond. Ds. Dacre.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Grafton. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Bolton. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Lincoln. Dux Bedford. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Exon. Dux Marlborough. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Petriburgh. Dux Ancaster. Magnus Cametarius. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Oxon. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Kingston. Ds. Masham.
Dux Newcastle. Ds. Cadogan.
Dux Portland. Ds. Monson.
Dux Manchester. Ds. Godolphin.
Dux Chandos. Ds. Chedworth.
Dux Dorset. Ds. Sandys.
Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Ravensworth.
Dux Montagu. Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Vere.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius. Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Lincoln. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Boston.
Comes Exeter. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Conies Denbigh. Ds. Montagu.
Comes Peterborough. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Essex.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Scarborough.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Delawar.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Foreign Linens imported, additional, Duties, Bill.

Ordered, That John Rowley, Alexander Anderson, and Walter Biggar, do attend this House To morrow, on “the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties on certain Foreign Linens imported into this Kingdom; and for establishing a Fund for the encouraging the raising and dressing of Hemp and Flax.”

Ayr Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading from the Town of Ayr, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the County of Ayr.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Foreign Linens and Cambricks, Act for Prohibition of to explain, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to amend and enforce the Acts of the Eighteenth, Twenty-first, and Thirty-second Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for the more effectual preventing the fraudulent Importation and Wearing of Cambricks and French Lawns.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Stamp Duties for altering, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for altering the Stamp Duties upon Policies of Assurance; and for reducing the Allowance to be made in respect to the prompt Payment of the Stamp Duties on Licenses for retailing Beer, Ale, and other Exciseable Liquors; and for explaining and amending several Acts of Parliament relating to Hackney Coaches and Chairs.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

American Customs for regulating, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable His Majesty to put the Customs and other Duties in the British Dominions in America, and the Execution of the Laws relating to Trade there, under the. Management of Commissioners, to be appointed for that Purpose, and to be resident in the said Dominions.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Wilnecote Coal Mines, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to amend and render more effectual so much of an Act, made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, as relates to the draining and working certain Coal Mines in the Manor of Wilnecote, in the County of Warwick.”

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 Five preceding Bills.

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

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

Lamack’s Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Sophia Magdalen Lamack, an Infant.”

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

East India Qualification Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to regulate the Qualification of the Proprietors of East India Stock.”

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.

East India Dividend Bill:

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be again put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for regulating certain Proceedings of the General Courts of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to The East Indies.”

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee thereupon.

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Botetourt reported from the Committee, “That they had made a Progress in the Bill; and desired another Time might be appointed, for the House to be again in a Committee upon the said Bill.”

Ordered, That the House be again put into a Committee upon the said Bill, To-morrow; and the Lords summoned; and that the several Persons who were ordered to attend this Day do then attend.

Orders for Papers and Witnesses.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House the annual Accompt of the East India Company, made up at Midsummer 1732.

Also, the annual Accompt, made up at Midsummer 1743.

And also, the annual Accompt, made up at Midsummer 1756.

Ordered, That Sir Robert Fletcher, and Henry Vansittart Esquire late (fn. 1) Governor of Bengal, do attend this House To-morrow.

Foreign Linens imported, additional Duties, Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties on certain Foreign Linens imported into this Kingdom; and for establishing a bund for the encouraging of the raising and dressing of Hemp and Flax,” which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Monday next; and that the several Persons who were ordered to attend on that Day do then attend.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do by before this House, all the annual Accompts of the East India Company, from 1732 to 1766.

Trade to the Isle of Man to regulate, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for encouraging and regulating the Trade and Manufactures of The Isle of Man; and for the more easy Supply of the Inhabitants there with a certain Quantity of Wheat, Barley, Oats, Meal, and Flour, authorized by an Act made in this Session to be transported to the said Island;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sinking Fund, &c. 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-seven; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament, for carrying to the Aggregate Fund a Sum of Money which hath arisen by the Two Sevenths Excise; for empowering His Majesty, with the Advice of His Privy Council, to permit the Importation of any Sort of Corn or Grain, Duty-free, into this Kingdom, for a longer Time than is permitted by any Act of this Session of Parliament; and for obviating Doubts in relation to the Meeting of Commissioners for putting in Execution an Act of this Session, for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax;” to which they desire the Concurrence this House.

American Duties, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for granting certain Duties in the British Colonies and Plantations in America; for allowing a Drawback of the Duties of Customs upon the Exportation from this Kingdom of Coffee and Cocoa Nuts of the Produce of the said Colonies or Plantations; for discontinuing the Drawbacks payable on China Earthen Ware exported to America; and for more effectually preventing the clandestine Running of Goods in the said Colonies and Plantations;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

For discontinuing the Duties on Logwood duties, bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for discontinuing the Duties on Logwood exported; for taking off the Duties on Succus Liquoritiæ imported, and for granting other Duties in Lieu thereof; for explaining such Parts of Two Acts made in the Tenth and Twelfth Years of the Reign of Queen Anne as relate to certain Duties on Silks printed, painted, or stained in Great Britain; for granting a Duty upon the Exportation of such Rice as shall have been lmported, Duty-free in Pursuance of an Act made in this Session of Parliament; and for more effectually preventing the Wear of Foreign Lace and Needle work which are prohibited to be imported into this Kingdom;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Post office, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for amending certain Laws relating to the Revenue of the Post Office; and for granting Rates of Postage for the Conveyance of Letters and Packets between Great Britain and The Isle of Man, and within that Island;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Publick Companies and Corporations, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for regulating the Proceedings of certain publick Companies and Corporations carrying on Trade or Dealings With joint Stocks, in respect to the declaring of Dividends; and for further regulating the Qualification of Members for voting in their respective General Courts;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Six Bills were severally read the First Time.

Messages from H. C. to return Wicker’s by Bill;

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Francis Vincent and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting divers Lands and Hereditaments in the Counties of Sussex, Surrey, and Kent, Part of the settled Estate of John Wicker Esquire, in him, his Heirs, Executors, and Administrators; and for settling the Manor of Knepp alias Knapp, and divers Lands and Hereditaments in the County of Sussex, being the Estate of the said John Wicker, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Poynts’s Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Francis Vincent and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of William Poyntz Esquire in Trustees, to be sold, for discharging the Encumbrances affecting the same; and for applying the Remainder of the Money thereby raised in the Purchase of other Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses to which the said Estates stood settled; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Adjourn.

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

Die Veneris, 19o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin. Dux York.
Epus. Winton: Dux Gloucester. Ds. Wycombe, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Eliens. Dux Cumberland.
Epus. Raffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius. Ds. Le Despencer:
Epus. Cestrien. Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Wigorn. Dux Richmond. Ds. Dacre.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Grafton. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Bolton. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Lincoln. Dux Bedford. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Exon. Dux Marlborough. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Petriburgh. Dux Ancaster. Magnus Cametarius. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Oxon. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Meneven: Dux Kingston. Ds. Masham.
Dux Newcastle. Ds. Cadogan.
Dux Portland. Ds. Monson.
Dux Manchester. Ds. Godolphin.
Dux Chandos. Ds. Chedworth.
Dux Dorset. Ds. Sandys.
Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Ravensworth.
Dux Montagu. Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Vere.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius. Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Grantham.
Comes Lincoln. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Boston.
Comes Exeter. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Conies Denbigh. Ds. Montagu.
Comes Peterborough. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Essex.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Scarborough.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Delawar.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Pet. of Merchants of Leeds against. the Bill for additional Duties on Foreign Linens imported.

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants and Traders to Germany, Holland, and Poland, and of the Dealers of the Linens of those Countries residing in the Borough of Leeds in the County of York; and also of the Gentlemen and Freeholders there resident, who are interested in the Success of the Manufactories carried on in the said County, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; setting forth, “That the Petitioners, being informed a Bill for granting to His Majesty additional Duties on certain Foreign Linens imported into this Kingdom; and for establishing a Fund for the encouraging the raising and dressing of Hemp and Flax, is now depending before their Lordships, humbly beg Leave to represent to their Lordships, that the Trade carried on between England, Germany, Holland, and Poland, (from whence those Linens are chiefly imported) is very beneficial to this Nation, in regard the Value of the Manufactures of this Kingdom exported thither greatly exceeds the Imports from thence; that the Produce and Manufactures of Great Britain and its Colonies are admitted into Germany, Holland, and Poland, on very easy Terms, though the Duties payable upon the Importation of Foreign Linens into this Kingdom from thence are already very high; that the Petitioners are very apprehensive the laying additional Duties on the several Species of Linens enumerated in the said Bill may occasion Measures to be taken by Foreign Powers, tending greatly to discourage and lessen the Demand for Woollen and other Goods of British Produce and Manufacture; and may be attended with other Consequences very prejudicial to the Trade of this Kingdom;” and therefore praying, That their Lordships will be pleased to take the Premises into Consideration; and that the said Bill may not pass into a Law; or that such Provision may be made therein as will effectually prevent the Consequences so justly apprehended:”

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

American Duties, Bill.

Hodie 2avice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for granting certain Duties in the British Colonies and Plantations in America; for allowing a Drawback of the Duties of Customs upon the Exportation from this Kingdom of Coffee and Cocoa Nuts of the Produce of the said Colonies or Plantations; for discontinuing the Drawbacks payable on China Earthen Ware exported to America; and for more effectually preventing the clandestine Running of Goods in the said Colonies and Plantations.”

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.

Duties Logwood to discontinue, Bill.

Hadie 2avice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for discontinuing the Duties on Logwood exported; for taking off the Duties on Succus Liquoritice imported, and for granting other Duties in Lieu thereof; for explaining such Parts, of Two Acts made in the Tenth and Twelfth Years of the Reign of Queen Anne as relate to certain Duties on Silks, printed, painted, or stained, hr Great Britain; for granting a Duty upon the Exportation of such Rice as shall have been imported Duty-free in Pursuance of an Act made in this Session of Parliament; and for more effectually preventing the Wear of Foreign Lace and Needlework, which are prohibited to be imported into this Kingdom.”

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.

Publick Companies and Corporations, Bill.

Hodie 2avice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for regulating the Proceedings of certain publick: Companies and Corporations carrying on Trade or Dealings with joint Stocks, in respect to the declaring of Dividends; and for further regulating the Qualification of Members for voting in their respective General Courts.”

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.

Sinking Fund, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2avice 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-seven; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; for carrying to the Aggregate Fund a Sum of Money, which hath arisen by the Two Sevenths Excise; for empowering His Majesty, with the Advice of His Privy Council, to permit the Importation of any Sort of Corn or Grain, Duty-free, into this Kingdom, for a Longer Time than is permitted by any Act of this Session of Parliament; and for obviating Doubts in relation to the Meeting of Commissioners for putting in Execution an Act of this Session, for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax.”

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.

For regulating the Trade to The Isle of Man, Bill.

Hodie 2avice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for encouraging and regulating the Trade and Manufactures of The Isle of Man; and for the more easy Supply of the Inhabitants there with a certain Quantity of Wheat, Barley, Oats, Meal, and Flour, authorized by an Act made in this Session, to be transported to the said Island.”

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.

Post Office, Bill.

Hodie 2avice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for amending certain Laws relating to the Revenue of the Post Office; and for granting Rates of Postage for the Conveyance of Letters and Packets between Great Britain and The Isle of Man, and within that Island.”

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.

Governor, Council, and Assembly, of New York, restraining Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for restraining and prohibiting the Governor, Council, and House of Representatives, of the Province of New York, until Provision shall have been made for furnishing the King’s Troops, with all the Necessaries required by Law, from passing or assenting to any Act of Assembly, Vote, or Resolution, for any other Purpose.”

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

American Mutiny, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for further continuing an Act of the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act to amend and render more effectual, in His Majesty’s Dominions in America, an Act passed in this present Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters.”

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

East India Qualification Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to regulate the Qualifications of the Proprietors of East India Stock.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Everard against Dillon:

The House being informed, “That Mr. George Cannon attended, in order to deliver in Copies of Pleadings and Proceedings, in Two Causes depending in, this House; in one of which, Patrick Everard is Appellant, and Thomas Dillon and others are Respondents; and in the other, the Right Honourable John. Earl of Darnley is Appellant, and Hugh Stafford Gentleman and others are Respondents:”

Pleadings, proved.

He was called in, and delivered the same at the Bar; and attested upon Oath, “They were true Copies, he having examined them with the Originals in the proper Offices in Ireland.”

And then he withdrew.

East India Dividend, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be again put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for regulating certain Proceedings of the General Courts of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to The East Indies.”

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

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Botetourt reported from the Committee; That they had made a further Progress in the Bill, and desired another Time might be. appointed, for the House to be put into a Committee again upon the said Bill.”

Ordered, That the House be again put into a Committee upon the said, Bill, on Monday next; and that the Lords be summoned; and that the several Persons who were ordered to attend this Day do then attend:

Foreign Linens imported, additional Duties, Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled; “An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties on certain Foreign Linens imported: into this Kingdom; and for establishing a Fund for the encouraging of the raising and dressing of Hemp and Flax,” which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to Wednesday next; and’ the Lords summoned; and that the several Persons who were ordered to attend on Monday do then attend.

Extracts of Letters, &c. brought by The Cruttenden India Ship ordered to be said before the House.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, Extracts of such Letters and Accounts, arrived by The Cruttenden East India Ship, as the Directors of the East India Company shall think material for their Lordships Information relating to the East India Dividend Bill.

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

1 Origin. Governors.