House of Lords Journal Volume 32
December 1767, 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 32: December 1767, 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 32: 1768-1770 (1767-1830), pp. 20-30. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113289 Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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Die Lunæ, 14o Decembris, 1767.
O'Donnell against Bigger. Shuttleworth to take the Name of Holden, Bill. Rossier et al Naturalization Bill. Aubert's Naturalization Bill. Drake to take the Name of Brockman, Bill. Westminster Bridge Accounts delivered. Blackfryars Bridge, London Paving, and Orphans Fund Accounts delivered. Gilkie against Sheriff of Berwickshire. Appeal withdrawn, with Costs. O'Grady et al. against Lord Kinsale et al. Orders and Decree affirmed with Costs. Free Importation of Salted Provisions, Bill. Witnesses to attend. Malt Bill. Importation of Indian Corn, Bill. Dalrymple against Dr. Hunter et Ux. Arnold to take the Name of Wallinger, Bill: Message to H. C. with it. Shuttleworth to take the Name of Holden, Bill. Drake to take the Name of Brockman, Bill. Aubert's Nat Bill. Rossier et al. Nat. Bill. Petition of Persons to be added to it. Palmer to enter into Recognizance on Ponsonby's Appeal. Connoway to enter into Recognizance on Dr. Heron's Appeal. Davidson to enter into a Recognizance on Alexander's Appeal. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 16o Decembris 1767.
Bishop of Peterborough to preach on 30th of January. E. Bucks et al. Petition referred to Judges. Malt Bill. Free Importation of Indian Corn, Bill. Drake to take the Name of Brockman, Bill. Shuttleworth to take the Name of Holden, Bill. Aubert's Nat. Bill. stow Enclosure Bill. Bill. Message from H. C. to return Van Dam's Naturalization Bill. O'Donnell against Bigger. Persons take the Oaths for their Naturalization. Rossier et al. Naturalization Bill. Petitions for private Bills, Time limited for receiving. Botley Causeway, &c. Road Bill. Grundy to take the Name of Swinsen. Cause put off. Rochford et al. against Lostus et al. Free Importation of Salted Provisions Bill. Woodcock et al. for an Exemplification Bill. Indemnify Bill. Smythe et al. against Towers et al. Adjourn. DIE Jovis, 17o Decembris 1767.
Speirs et al. against Corthine et al. Drake to take the Name of Brockman, Bill. Shuttleworth to take the Name of Holden, Bill. Albert's Nat. Bill. Rossier et al. Nat. Bill. Mutiny Bill. Indemnity Bill. Stow Enclosure Bill. Bridges Exemplification Bill. Grundy to take the Name of Swinsen, Bill. Botley Causeway, &c. Road Bill. Imhoff's Nat. Bill. Land Tax Bill. Goudhurst Road Bill. Malt Bill. Free Importation of Indian Corn, Bill. Witnesses to attend on Dr. Brooke's Divorce Bill. Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on Dalrymple's Appeal. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 18o Decembris 1767.
Stow Enclosure Bill. Rotley, &c. Road Bill. Grundy to take the Name of Swinsen. Bill. Speirs et al. against Peters et al. Interlocutors affirmed. Malt Bill. Free Importation of Indian Corn, Bill. Drake to take The Name of Brockman Bill. Shuttleworth to take the Name of Holden, Bill. Aubert's Nat. Bill. Message to the H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Five preceding Bills. Rossier et al. Nat. Bill. Message to H. C. with Amendments to it. Adams against Grant. Land Tax Bill. Goudhurst Road Bill. Imhoff's Nat. Bill. Mutiny Bill. Indemnity Bill. Heriot against Grant. Fisher et al. Bill. Gordon against Adolphus et al. Hunter against Shepherd. Gordon against Adolphus et al. Hunter against Shepherd et al. Highway Acts, to amend, Bill. Adjourn. Die Sabbati, 19o Decembris 1767.
Goodnight Road Bill. Highway Acts, to amend, Bill. Bridges Exemplification Bill. Land Tax Bill. Mutiny Bill. Indemnity Bill. Stow Inclosure Bill. Botley Causeway, &c. Road Bill. Grundy to take the Name of Swinsen Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Five preceding Bills. Adjourn. Footnotes

Die Lunæ, 14o Decembris, 1767.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London Ds. Camden. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Elien. Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Bath. & Wells. Dux Grafton. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. hitch. & Cov. Dux Beaufort. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Wigorn. March. Rockingham. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Norvicen. Comes Winchilsea. Ds. Bathurst.
Epus. Carliol. Comes Litchfield. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Meneven. Comes Breadalbane. Ds. Sandys.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Harwich.
Comes Marchmont. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Tankerville. Ds. Boston.
Comes Hardwicke. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Viscount Weymouth.

PRAYERS

O'Donnell against Bigger.

The Answer of William Bigger Respondent, to the Appeal of Richard O'Donnell, was this Day brought in.

Shuttleworth to take the Name of Holden, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by Sir Roger Newdigate, and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable James Shuttleworth the younger Esquire, and his Issue, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Holden, pursuant to the Will of Robert Holden Esquire, deceased:” To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Rossier et al Naturalization Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by Sir Roger Newdigate and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing John Francis Rossier and Charles Augustus Rodolph Lewis de Willermin:” To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Aubert's Naturalization Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing William Aubert:” To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Drake to take the Name of Brockman, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Reverend Ralph Drake Clerk, and his Issue, to take and bear the Surname and Arms of Brockman, pursuant to the Will of James Brockman Esquire deceased:” To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Westminster Bridge Accounts delivered.

The House being informed, “That Mr. Seddon, from the Commissioners of Westminster Bridge, attended:”

He was called in; and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to several Acts of Parliament, Two Books, containing.

A State of the Proceedings of the Commissioners for building Westminster Bridge, from the 26th Day of November 1766, to the 2d Day of December 1767, inclusive:

And also, “Accounts of the Treasurer to the Commissioners for building Westminster Bridge, from the 10th Day of October 1766, to the 10th Day of October 1767, together with a Rent Roll, and an Account of Bridge Rents received from the 5th of July 1766, to the 5th of July 1767.”

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Blackfryars Bridge, London Paving, and Orphans Fund Accounts delivered.

The House being informed, “That a Person from the Chamberlain of the City of London attended:”

He was called in; and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to Acts of Parliament,

An Account of Money received and paid in pursuance of the Acts for building and completing the Bridge cross the River Thames from Blackfryars in the City of London, to the opposite Side in the County of Surrey, from the 5th Day of July 1766, exclusive, to the 28th Day of September 1767, inclusive:

Also, “An Account of Money received and paid in pursuance of the Act: for the better paving, cleansing, and enlightening the City of London and the Liberties thereof, from the 17th Day of May 1766, exclusive, to the 28th Day of September, 1767, inclusive:

And also, “An Account of the Surplus of the Fund for the Relief of the Orphans and other Creditors of the City of London, on the 5th Day of July 1767.”

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Gilkie against Sheriff of Berwickshire.

A Petition of James Gilkie, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, which stands appointed to be heard on Wednesday next, was presented and read setting forth, “That the Petitioner is advised by his Counsel not to proceed any further in this Cause; and therefore praying, That he may be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal.”

And thereupon the Agents on both Sides were called in, and heard at the Bar.

And being withdrawn:

Appeal withdrawn, with Costs.

Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal, upon Payment of £ 10 Costs to the Respondent.

O'Grady et al. against Lord Kinsale et al.

This Day being appointed for hearing Counsel upon the Petition and Appeal of John O'Grady Esquire, and the Honorable Mary O'Grady otherwise De Courcy, his Wife, the Honorable Elizabeth Geraldina M'Carthy other wife De Courcy Widow, the Honorable Elinor Elizabeth Ann De Courcy Spinster, Michael M'Carthy, and Henry Sheares, Esquires, complaining of Two Orders of the Court of Chancery in Ireland of the ist Day of July 1765, and 4th of March 1766; and also of a Decree of the same Court of the 27th Day of November 1766; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, or that the Appellants might have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet:” As also upon the Answer of the Right Honorable John Lord Baron of Kingsale and John De Courcy, William De Courcy, Michael De Courcy, and James De Courcy his Sons, John De Courcy of Killnaclowna, and Dominick Sarsfield, James Glascock, and Charles Barnard, Esquires, put in to the said Appeal:”

Counsel were accordingly called in:

And the first Counsel for the Appellants declaring at the Bar, That, upon Consideration of the Decree of this House of the 9th of February last, made in a Cause wherein Meade Hobson a Minor, by Samuel Hobson Esquire his Father and Guardian, was Appellant, and the Reverend Samuel Meade Clerk Respondent, he could find no substantial Difference between that Case and the present, and therefore he thought it improper to trouble the House with any Argument upon the Point thereby decided.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Orders and Decree affirmed with Costs.

Ordered and adjudged by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be and is hereby dismissed this House; and that the said Orders and Decree therein complained of, be, and the same are hereby affirmed: And it is hereby further ordered, That the Appellants do pay, or cause to be paid, to the Respondents, the Sum of One hundred Pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain, for their Costs in respect of the said Appeal.

Free Importation of Salted Provisions, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to permit the free Importation of Salted Meat and Butter, for a limited Time.”

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

Witnesses to attend.

Ordered, That James Benson, Michael Gorman, Augusten Meade, and James Fearney, do attend this House upon the Second Reading of the said Bill.

Malt Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for continuing and granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and sixty-eight:” To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Importation of Indian Corn, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the free Importation of Indian Corn or Maize, from any of His Majesty's Colonies in America, for a Time therein limited:” To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Dalrymple against Dr. Hunter et Ux.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Charles Dalrymple of Orangefield Esquire; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 21st of November and 5th of December 1767; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Doctor James Hunter Physician in Moffat, and Christiana Ramsay his Wife, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Doctor James Hunter and Christiana Ramsay his Wife, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer, or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 11th Day of January next; and Service of this Order, upon the Counsel or Agents of the said Respondents, in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Arnold to take the Name of Wallinger, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing, establishing, and confirming the Surname and Arms of Wallinger unto John Wallinger, formerly called John Arnold, and his Issue, pursuant to the Will of John Wallinger, his late Uncle, deceased.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Shuttleworth to take the Name of Holden, Bill.

Hodie Ia vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable James Shuttleworth the younger Esquire, and his Issue, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Holden, pursuant to the Will of Robert Holden Esquire, deceased.”

Drake to take the Name of Brockman, Bill.

Hodie Ia vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Reverend Ralph Drake Clerk, and his Issue, to take and bear the Surname and Arms of Brockman, pursuant to the Will of James Brockman Esquire, deceased.”

Aubert's Nat Bill.

Hodie Ia vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing William Aubert.”

Rossier et al. Nat. Bill.

Hodie Ia vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing John Francis Rossier and Charles Augustus Rodolph Lewis de Willermin.”

Petition of Persons to be added to it.

Upon reading the Petition of Nicholas Freeze and John James Schlapsser;

Also, Upon reading the Petition of Lewis Reminder; praying, “That their Names may be inserted in the last mentioned Bill:”

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

Palmer to enter into Recognizance on Ponsonby's Appeal.

The House being moved, “That John Palmer of Lincoln's Inn Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for William Carrique Ponsonby Esquire, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he living in Ireland:

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

Connoway to enter into Recognizance on Dr. Heron's Appeal.

The House being moved, “That William Connoway of More Street, in the Parish of Saint Ann's, Westminster, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Doctor Andrew Heron, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he being in the Country:”

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

Davidson to enter into a Recognizance on Alexander's Appeal.

The House being moved, “That Henry Davidson Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Robert Alexander Esquire, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he living in Scotland:”

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

Adjourn.

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

Die Mercurii, 16o Decembris 1767.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Dux Gloucester.Ds. Wycombe, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Londin.Dux Cumberland.Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Duresm.Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Winton.Dux Grafton.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Eliens.Dux Beaufort.Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Cestrien.March. Rockingham.Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Wigorn.Comes Hertford, Camerarius.Ds. Masham.
Epus. Asaphen.Comes Peterborow.Ds. Bathurst.
Epus. Bangor.Comes Doncaster.Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Norvicen.Comes Litchfield.Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Lincoln.Comes Morton.Ds. Ponsonby.
Epus. Carliol.Comes Abercorn.Ds. Harwich.
Epus. Petriburg.Comes Loudon.Ds. Lyttelton.
Epus. Meneven.Comes Breadalbane.Ds. Boston.
Comes Dunmore.Ds. Lovel& Holland.
Comes Marchmont.Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Gower.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

Bishop of Peterborough to preach on 30th of January.

Ordered, That the Lord Bishop of Peterborough be, and he is hereby desired, to preach before this House, in the Abbey Church, Westminster, on Saturday the 30th Day of January next.

E. Bucks et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable John Earl of Buckinghamshire, and others, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, and Mr. Justice Clive, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Malt Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing and granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and sixty-eight.”

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill Tomorrow.

Free Importation of Indian Corn, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the free Importation of Indian Corn or Maize, from any of His Majesty's Colonies in America, for a Time therein limited.”

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill Tomorrow.

Drake to take the Name of Brockman, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to Drake to take enable the Reverend Ralph Drake Clerk, and his Issue, to to take and use the Surname and Arms of Brockman, pursuant to the Will of James Brockman Esquire, deceased.”

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

D. Grafton. L. Bp. London. L. Wycombe.
D. Beaufort. L. Bp. Bath & Wells. L. Botetourt.
D. Ancaster. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Willoughby Par.
D. Bridgewater. L. Bp. Chester. L. Berkeley Str.
M. Rockingham. L. Bp. Norwich. L. Delamer.
Ld. Chamberlain. L. Cathcart.
E. Litchfield. L. Masham.
E. Morton. L. Sandys.
E. Abercorn. L. Boston.
E. Breadalbane. L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Bristol.
E. Gower.
E. Hardwicke.
V. Weymouth.

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

Shuttleworth to take the Name of Holden, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable James Shuttleworth the younger Esquire, and his Issue, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Holden, pursuant to the Will of Robert Holden Esquire, deceased.”

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.

Aubert's Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing William Aubert.”

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.

A Menage was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Brownlow Bertie, and others:

stow Enclosure Bill.

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Meadows of Stow, within the Parish of Threekingham in the County of Lincoln:” To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters:” To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return Van Dam's Naturalization Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Dirk Willem Van Dam;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same without any Amendment.

O'Donnell against Bigger.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Richard O'Donnell is Appellant, and William Bigger is Respondent:”

It is. Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Persons take the Oaths for their Naturalization.

Nicholas Freeze, John James Schlapsser, and Lewis Reminder, took the Oaths in order to their Naturalization.

Rossier et al. Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing John Francis Rossier, and Charles Augustus Rodolph Lewis de Willermin.”

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.

Ordered, That the Petition of Nicholas Freeze and John James Schlapsser.

And also the Petition of Lewis Reminder, praying, “That their Names may be inserted in the last mentioned Bill,” be referred to the said Committee.

Petitions for private Bills, Time limited for receiving.

Ordered, That this House will not receive any Petition for a Private Bill after Tuesday the 19th Day of January next.

Botley Causeway, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge and vary the Term and Powers of an Act for repairing and widening the Road from the West End of Thames Street in the City of Oxford, over Botley Causeway, to the Turnpike Road near Fifield in the County of Berks; and to provide more effectually for repairing and widening the ancient Horse Road from the West End of Botley Causeway to Witney in the County of Oxford:” To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Grundy to take the Name of Swinsen.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable John Swinsen (lately called John Grundy), and his Issue, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Swinsen.” To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Cause put off.

Ordered, That the Cause which stands for hearing on Monday next, be put off to Wednesday the 20th Day of January next.

Rochford et al. against Lostus et al.

The House being informed, “That Maurice Daly attended, in order to deliver in Copies of Pleadings and Proceedings in a Cause depending in this House; wherein George Rochford Esquire is Appellant, and Henry Lostus Esquire is Respondent:”

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 withdraws.

Free Importation of Salted Provisions Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to permit the free Importation of Salted Meat and Butter, for a limited Time,” and for the Attendance of Witnesses;

The said Bill was accordingly read the Second Time.

Then Mr. James Benson was called in, and being sworn, gave the House an Account, “That he knows the Purport of the Bill now depending; that he understands the Salt Provision Trade with Ireland very well, and has been concerned in it many Years; that Irish Salted Pork sells at present at about 3d. per Pound, the best Irish Salted Beef at 4 1/2 d. per Pound, the Common Sort at 3 d. per Pound, or less; Irish Salted Butter from 39 Shillings to 41 Shillings per Hundred; that Ireland furnished England last Year with more of the said Commodities then were called for, and that there are great Quantities of Irish Provisions fit for Use in this Kingdom now remaining unfold, and which the Proprietors would sell at Prime Cost; that Irish Bacon sells from 4 1/2 d. to 5 d. per Pound, and Irish Hams at the same Price; that is the Bill should pass, though the Shortness of the Time limited for its Continuance, would make it impossible for any salted Provisions to come from Russia, yet it might raise such a Spirit of Trade there, that might in the End be very prejudicial to this Country and Ireland, as Russia alone is capable of supplying all the Southern Colonies with Salted Provisions; and that Attempts have been made to invite the Russians to supply the West Indies with 2,000 Barrels of Beef every Year; that the Dutch at present salt their own Beef for their Settlements abroad; that the Price of Irish Provisions bears no Proportion to that of the English, and that the Importation of Irish Butter last Year was Five Times more than any Year before; that Ireland sends Salted Provisions to Bourdeaux, and other Places, by Orders; that if the Importation of Salted Provisions, Duty-free, was confined to Ireland and America, it would, he thinks, greatly reduce the Price of Provisions here.”

He is directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Augusten Meade was called in; and being sworn, gave the like Account, and undertook to furnish any Quantity of Irish Salted Butter from 3 1/2 d. to 4 1/2 d. per Pound.”

He is directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Michael Gorman was called in; and being sworn and examined, gave the like Account, and that he has great. Quantities of Salted Irish Beef now by him, that he cannot sell for 2 1/2 d. per Pound; that he has a Quantity of the best Sort of Irish Butter coming over at 4 1/2 d. per Pound the Importer's Price, and that he is certain, Ireland can furnish this Country with any Quantity of Salted Provisions that may be wanted; and that Ireland will always give the Preference to England, as it is nearer; and they are more regularly paid here than elsewhere.”

He is directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. James Morrison was called in; and being sworn, gave the House an Account, “That he is Clerk of the Cutting House; that the Victualling Office, last Monday, contracted for 400 Oxen, at 26s. and 6d. the Hundred Weight, which is about 2 3/4 d. per Pound; that they always buy the best Beef; and the Four Quarters of the Ox must weigh 700 lb. Weight, at least; that the Seller is at the Expence of killing it, and cutting it into Quarters; that the Victualling Office have always Six Months Credit; and that, in case their Bills are not then paid, the Seller has Interest for his Money, after the Rate of 4 per Centum per Annum.”

He is directed to withdraw.

Then it was moved, “To reject the Bill.”

After Debate;

Ordered, That the said Bill be rejected.

Woodcock et al. for an Exemplification Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of Edward Woodcock Esquire, and of the Reverend Edward Woodcock the younger, Clerk, Trustees in the Will of Richard Fitzgerald Esquire, deceased, praying Leave “to bring xin a Bill, for exemplifying the Will of the said Richard Fitzgerald:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.

Indemnify Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments, within the Time limited by Law, and for allowing further Time for that Purpose; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to bestamped according to Law, or, having been stamped, have been lost or mislaid, and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Smythe et al. against Towers et al.

The Answer of John Towers, and others, to the Appeal of John Smythe, and others, was this Day brought in:

As was also, the Answer of Richard Lomax Clay Esquire, to the same Appeal.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque et Act in diem Jovis, decimum septimum diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 17o Decembris 1767.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Meneven.Dux Chandos.Ds. Delamar.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Cathcart.
Comes Breadalbane.Ds. Sandys.
Comes Marchmont.Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Lovell & Holland.
Ds. Sundridge.

PRAYERS.

Speirs et al. against Corthine et al.

The Answer of Josiah Corthine, and James Dunlop, to the Appeal of Alexander Speirs, and others, was this Day brought in.

Drake to take the Name of Brockman, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “Ari Act to enable the Reverend Ralph Drake Clerk, and his Issue, to take and bear the Surname and Arms of Brockman, pursuant to the Will of James Brockman Esquire, deceased,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Shuttleworth to take the Name of Holden, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable James Shuttleworth the younger Esquire, and his Issue, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Holden, pursuant to the Will of Robert Holden Esquire deceased;” was committed.

Albert's Nat. Bill.

The Lord Delamer made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing William Aubert;” was committed.

Rossier et al. Nat. Bill.

The Lord Delamer also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing John Francis Rossier, and Charles Augustus Rodolph Lewis de Willermin;” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill; and also the Two Petitions to them referred, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; 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.

Mutiny Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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 Tomorrow.

Indemnity Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments, within the Time limited by Law, and for allowing further Time for that Purpose; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped, according to Law, or having been stamped, have been lost or mislaid, and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped.”

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill Tomorrow.

Stow Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Meadows or Stow, within the Parish of Threekingham, in the County of Lincoln.

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

Epus. Duresm. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Chandos. Ds. Delamar.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Cathcart.
Comes Breadalbane. Comes Marchmont. Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Lovell & Holland.
Ds. Sundridge.

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

Bridges Exemplification Bill.

The Lord Sandys presented to the House (pursuant to an Order of Leave) a Bill, intituled, “An Act for exemplifying or enrolling an Indenture of Settlement of Elizabeth Bridges, and the Will and Codicils of Brooke Bridges Esquire, and for making the same Evidence, as well in Ireland as Great Britain:”

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Grundy to take the Name of Swinsen, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable John Swinsen (lately called John Grundy), and his Issue, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Swinsen.

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.

Botley Causeway, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge and vary the Term and Powers of an Act, for repairing and widening the Road from the West End of Thames Street, in the City of Oxford, over Botley Causeway, to the Turnpike Road near Fifield, in the County of Berks, and to provide more effectually for repairing and widening the ancient Horse Road from the West End of Botley Causeway to Witney, in the County of Oxford.

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.

Imhoff's Nat. Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by Sir Joseph Mawbey, and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing David Beyer Imhoff;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Land Tax Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and sixty-eight;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Goudhurst Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by Sir Brooke Bridges, and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading, to and through the Town of Goudhurst, in the County of Kent;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were read the First Time.

Malt Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned, during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for continuing and granting to His Majesty, certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder and Perry, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and sixty-eight.”

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.”

Free Importation of Indian Corn, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned, during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the free Importation of Indian Corn or Maize, from any of His Majesty's Colonies in America, for a Time therein limited.”

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.”

Witnesses to attend on Dr. Brooke's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That Elizabeth Copplestone, Thomas Collins, Alethea Galabin, Robert Perreau, John Palmer, Samuel Tatlell, David Bell, Michael Shuckmell, James Coulthard, and Thomas Wildman, do attend this House on the Second Day of meeting after the Recess at Christmas, in order to be examined as Witnesses upon the Second reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Thomas Brooke Doctor in Physic, with Harriet Nelthorpe his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on Dalrymple's Appeal.

The House being moved, “That John Spottiswoode of the Inner Temple, London, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Charles Dalrymple Esquire, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he living in Scotland:

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præesens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, decimum octavum diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Veneris, 18o Decembris 1767.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Wigorn. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius. Ds. Wycombe, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Lincoln. Dux Athol. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Petriburg. Dux Chandos. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Cathcart.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Sandys.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Marchmont. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Kerr. Ds. Boston.
Comes Gower. Ds. hovel & Holland.
Comes Hardwicke.
Viscount Weymouth.

PRAYERS

Stow Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Botetourt reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Meadows of Stow within the Parish of Threekingham in the County of Lincoln” 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.”

Rotley, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Botetourt also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge and vary the Term and Powers of an Act for repairing and widening the Road from the West End of Thames Street, in the City of Oxford, over Botley Causeway to be Turnpike Road near Fifield in the County of Berks; and to provide mere effectually for repairing and widening the ancient Horse Road from the West End of Botley Causeway to Witney in the County of Oxford,” was committed: That they had considered the said Sill, 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.”

Grundy to take the Name of Swinsen. Bill.

The Lord Sandys made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable John Swinsen (lately called John Grundy), and his Issue, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Swinsen,” was committed.

Speirs et al. against Peters et al.

After hearing Counsel upon the amended Petition and Appeal of Alexander Speirs, Andrew Blackburn, and Andrew Syme, Trustees for the Creditors of James Dunlop Merchant in Glasgow, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 18th of July and 21st of November 1766, and of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there, of the 22d of January 1767, and praying, “That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellants might have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;” as also, upon the Answer of Thomas and Alexander Peter, Josiah Corthine, and James Dunlop, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors affirmed.

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

Malt Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing and granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred, and sixty-eight.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative

Free Importation of Indian Corn, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the free Importation of Indian Corn. or Maize from any of His Majesty's Colonies in America, for a Time therein limited.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Drake to take The Name of Brockman Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Reverend Ralph Drake Clerk, and his Issue, to take and bear the Surname and Arms of Brockman, pursuant to the Will of James Brockman Esquire, deceased.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Shuttleworth to take the Name of Holden, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable James Shuttleworth the younger, Esquire, and his Issue, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Holden, pursuant to the Will of Robert Holden Esquire, deceased.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Aubert's Nat. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An, Act for naturalizing William Aubert.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to the 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. Graves:

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

Rossier et al. Nat. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing John Francis Rossier and Charles Augustus Rodolph Lewis de Willermin.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

Adams against Grant.

The Answer of Lewis Grant Writer in Edinburgh, to the Appeal of Messieurs Adam, and others, was this Day brought in.

Land Tax Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and sixty-eight.”

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill Tomorrow.

Goudhurst Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading to and through the Town of Goudhurst in the County of Kent.

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

D. Athol. L. Bp. Worcester. L. Botetourt.
D. Chandos. L. Bp. Lincoln. L. Delamer.
D. Bridgewater. L. Bp. Peterborough. L. Cathcart.
M. Rockingham. L. Sandys.
E. Abercorn. L. Lyttelton.
E. Breadalbane. L. Beston.
E. Marchmont.
E. Kerr.
E. Gower.
E. Hardwicke.
V. Weymouth.

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

Imhoff's Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing David Peyer Imhoff.

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 Bay, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Mutiny Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters.”

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.”

Indemnity Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments within the Time limited by Law, and for allowing further Time for that Purpose; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or, having been stamped, have been lost or mislaid, and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped.”

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.”

Heriot against Grant.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Doctor Heriot (fn. 1) Grant is Appellant; and Lewis Grant is Respondent:”

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Fisher et al. Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of Ann fisher the Widow of Brice Fisher, formerly of Lothbury, London, Blackwell Hall Factor, but late of Craig's Court, Charing Cross, in the County of Middlesex, Esquire, deceased; Mary Fisher, and George Lindsay Gentleman; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for vesting the undivided Shares of their Estate in Carolina, and of the Negroes thereon, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale, for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, and Mr. Baron Perrott, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon under their Hands, and whether all Parties who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Gordon against Adolphus et al.

The Answer of Jacob Adolphus, and others, to the Appeal of the Honourable Lockhart Gordon Esquire, was this Day brought in:

Hunter against Shepherd.

As was also, the Answer of John Shepherd Gentleman, and others, to the Appeal of James Hunter.

Gordon against Adolphus et al.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein the Honorable Lockhart Gordon Esquire is Appellant, and Jacob Adolphus, and others, are Respondents:”

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Hunter against Shepherd et al.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein James Hunter is Appellant, and John Shepherd is Respondent:”

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

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

Highway Acts, to amend, Bill.

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, An Act passed in the Seventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, 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 public Highways of this Kingdom; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, decimum nonum diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Sabbati, 19o Decembris 1767.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Meneven. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius. Ds. Botetourt.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Comes Marchmont. Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Boston.

PRAYERS.

Goodnight Road Bill.

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading to and through the Town of Goudhurst, in the County of Kent,” 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.”

Highway Acts, to amend, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act passed in the Seventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, 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 Public Highways of this Kingdom; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

Bridges Exemplification Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for exemplifying or enrolling an Indenture of Settlement of Elizabeth Bridges, and the Will and Codicils of Brook Bridges Esquire; and for making the same Evidence as well in Ireland as Great Britain.

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

E. Abercorn. L. Bp. St. David's. L. Botetourt.
E. Marchmont. L. Willoughby Par.
L. Delamer.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.
L. Boston.

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

Land Tax Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and sixty-eight.”

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.”

Mutiny Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for punishing Mutiny, and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army, and their Quarters.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Indemnity Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments, within the Time limited by Law, and for allowing further Time for that Purpose; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or, having been stamped, have been lost or mislaid, and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stow Inclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Meadows of Stow, within the Parish of Threekingham in the County of Lincoln.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Botley Causeway, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge and vary the Term and Powers of an Act, for repairing and widening the Road from the Well End of Thames Street, in the City of Oxford, over Botley Causeway, to the Turnpike Road near Fifield, in the County of Berks, and to provide more effectually for repairing and widening the ancient Horse Road from the West End of Botley Causeway to Wirney, in the County of Oxford.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Grundy to take the Name of Swinsen Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable John Swinsen (lately called John Grundy), and his Issue, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Swinsen.

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. Pechell and Mr. Cudden:

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, vicesimum primum diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Aurorae, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

1 Sic Origin.