House of Lords Journal Volume 32
May 1768, 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 32: May 1768, 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 32: 1768-1770 (1767-1830), pp. 148-156. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113297 Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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DIE Mercurii, 11o May 1768.
Message to H. C. to attend. Sir John Cuf Speaker of H. C presented and approved of. Lords Commissioners Speech. Bill (pro forma) read. E. Ligonier introduced: His wit of Summons. Lords take the Oaths. Motion to dispense with Standing Order for prosecuting Appeals. Receivers and Triers of Petitions. Committee for the Journals. Stoppages in the Streets, Order to prevent. Adjourn. DIE Jovis, 12o May 1768.
Irish Titles in the Test Roll omitted. Order for an Address to His Majesty on the Lords Commissioners Speech. Address reported and agreed to Motion for an Address to His Majesty for conferring Favour on the Lord Mayor of London: Thanks given urn. Adjourn. DIE Veneris, 13o Maii 1768.
Lords take the Oaths. Adjourn. DIE Sabbati, 14 oMay 1768.
Address returned from Commons. His Majesty to be attended with the same. Message to H. C. to acquaint them therewith. DIE Lunæ, 16o Maii 1768.
His Majesty's Answer to Joint Address reported. The Lord Mayor of London's Answer to the Thanks of the House. Lords sake the Oaths, &c. Roberts et al. against Browne et Ux. Pleadings proved. Standing Or der relating to Appeals dispensed with. Adjourn. DIE Jovis, 19oMaii 1768.
Lords take the Oaths, &c. For continuing Laws to prohibit the Exportation of Corn, &c. Bill. Leautier's Naturalization Bill. Adjourn. DIE Veneris, 20o Maii 1768.
Lord Grosvenor takes the Oaths. Leaiitier's Naturalization Bill. For continuing Laws to prohibit the Exportation of Corn, &c. Bill: Leautier's Naturalization Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills. Adjourn. Footnotes

DIE Mercurii, 11o May 1768.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsens fuerunt:

Epus. Asaphen.Dux Gloucester.Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Norvicen.Dux Cumberland.Ds. Wycombe, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Meneven.Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.Ds. Botetourt.
Dux Richmond.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Dux Bolton.Ds. Clifton.
Dux Gordon.Ds. Delamer.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.Ds. Trevor.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.Ds. Masham.
Comes Huntingdon.Ds. King.
Comes Pembroke.Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Suffolk.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Denbigh.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Westmorland.Ds. Sondes.
Comes Berkeley.Ds. Boston.
Comes Abingdon.Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Strathmore.Ds. Bingley.
Comes Tankerville.Ds. Digby.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Delawar.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Ligonier.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure to robe.

The House was resumed.

Message to H. C. to attend.

Then Three of the Lords Commissioners, being in their Robes, and seated on a Form, placed between the Throne and the Woolsack, the Lord Chancellor in the Middle, with the Duke of Ancaster on his Right Hand, and the Lord Wycombe on his Left, commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, “The Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House.”

Who being come:

Sir John Cust said,

My Lords,

Sir John Cuf Speaker of H. C presented and approved of.

His Majesty's most Dutiful and Loyal Subjects, the Commons of Great Britain, in Parliament assembled, have, in pursuance of His Royal Directions, and according to their undoubted Rights, proceeded to the Election of One of their Members to be their Speaker, among so many of them better qualified for this high and important Trust, their Choice has again fallen upon me.

“His Majesty must, I am afraid, have observed so many Imperfections in my Conduct during the last Parliament, that I need urge no other Reasons to induce His Majesty to give His faithful Commons an Opportunity of presenting One worthier of their Choice, and His Majesty's Royal Approbation.”

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

Sir John Cust,

Your Conduct, during the last Parliament, in that important Trust to which you are now again called, hath given His Majesty the fullest and most convincing Proof of your great Knowledge, Wisdom, and Sufficiency: And His Majesty hath commanded us to let you know, that He entirely approves the Choice which His Commons have made; and we do, by virtue of His Majesty's Commission, and in His Name, allow and confirm you to be their Speaker.”

Then Mr. Speaker said,

My Lords,

“It is my Duty to resign myself, as I do, to His Majesty's Determination, and to beseech His Majesty's Acceptance of my most humble and dutiful Acknowledgements for this fresh Mark of His Grace and Favour. I have had such ample Experience of His Majesty's Goodness, that, for my Encouragement in the Execution of this great Trust, I cannot doubt of His Majesty's making all just Allowances for my Failings, of His Pardon for all my future involuntary Errors, at least that they may not be imputed to His faithful Commons. That they may be the better enabled to do their Duty to His Majesty, and their Country, I do, in their Name, and on their Behalf, by humble Petition to His Majesty, lay Claim to all their ancient Rights and Privileges, particularly that their Persons, their Estates, and Servants, may be free from Arrests and all Molestations; that they may enjoy Liberty of Speech in all their Debates; may have Access to His Majesty's Royal Person whenever Occasion shall require; and that all their Proceedings may receive from His Majesty the most favourable Construction.”

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

Mr. Speaker,

We have it in Command from the King, to acquaint you, That His Majesty is fully persuaded of the Prudence and Temper of this House of Commons, as well as of their Duty and Loyalty.

And we do, by virtue of His Majesty's Commission, and in His Name, declare to you, that the King grants and allows to them all their Privileges in as full and ample Manner, as they have at any Time heretofore been, granted or allowed by His Majesty, or any of His Royal Predecessors.

As to what concerns yourself, Sir, though His Majesty is convinced that a Person of your Wisdom and Discretion can never stand in Need of that Pardon which your Modesty hath induced you to ask, yet His Majesty hath commanded us to assure you, that you may rely upon His gracious Support and Acceptance in your Execution of this, high and important Charge, and that He will put the most favourable Construction upon all your Words and Actions.

After which, the Lord Chancellor made the following Speech to both Houses; (videlicet),

My Lords, and Gentlemen,

Lords Commissioners Speech.

“In pursuance of the Authority given us by His Majesty's Commission, under the Great Seal, amongst other Things, to declare the Causes of your present Meeting; we are, by the King's Command, to acquaint you, that His Majesty has not called you together at this unusual Season of the Year, in order to lay before you any Matters of general Business, but merely to give you an Opportunity of dispatching certain Parliamentary Proceedings, which His Majesty's Desire of providing, at all Events, for the Welfare and Security of His good Subjects, makes him with to fee completed as soon as possible, and with that Dispatch which the public Convenience, as well as your own, required. His Majesty, at the same Time, has commanded us to assure you of His perfect Confidence in this Parliament, and that he has the strongest Reason to expect every Thing from their Advice and Assistance that Loyalty, Wisdom, and Zeal for the public Good, can dictate or suggest.”

Then the Commons withdrew.

And the House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Bill (pro forma) read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the better regulating Select Vestries.”

The Lord Chancellor reported the Speech of the Lords Commissioners.

And the same was read by the Clerk.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

E. Ligonier introduced:

John Lord Ligonier being, by Letters Patent bearing Date the 10th Day of September, in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty, created Earl Ligonier, was, in his Robes, introduced between the Earl of Huntingdon and the Earl of Pembroke (also in their Robes), the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, and the Lord Great Chamberlain, preceding. His Lordship, on his Knee, presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk, and the same was read at the Table. His Writ of Summons was also read as follows:

His wit of Summons.

George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor John Earl Ligonier, Greeting. Whereas by the Advice and Assent of Our Council for certain arduous and urgent Affairs, concerning Us, the State, and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Church, We have ordered a certain Parliament to be holden at Our City of Westminster, on the Tenth Day of May next ensuing, and there to treat and have Conference with the Prelates, Great Men, and Peers of Our Realm; We strictly enjoining command you, upon the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that the Weightiness of the said Affairs, and imminent Perils considered, waiving all Excuses, you be at the said Day and Place personally present with Us, and with the said Prelates, Great Men, and Peers, to treat and give your Counsel upon the Affairs aforesaid; and this, as you regard Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and Dispatch of the said Affairs, in no wise do you omit.

Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Twelfth Day of March, in the Eighth Year of Our Reign.

“Sewell Thomas.”

Then his Lordship came to the Table, and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes, and was afterwards placed on the lower End of the Earls Bench.

Lords take the Oaths.

The Lords following took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes:

Henry Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire,

Willoughby Earl of Abingdon.

Edward Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer.

Richard Lord Bishop of Saint Asaph.

Samuel Lord Masham.

Henry Lord Ravensworth.

William Lord Ponsonby.

George Lord Bingley.

Motion to dispense with Standing Order for prosecuting Appeals.

The House was moved, “That the Standing Order of this House of the 5th of April 1720, requiring Appeals to be prosecuted within Eight Days from the First Day of every Session or Meeting of Parliament might be read.”

And the same being read accordingly,

A Motion was made, “That the said Standing Order be dispensed with for this Session.”

Ordered, That the said Motion be taken into Consideration on Monday next, and the Lords summoned.

Receivers and Triers of Petitions.

Les Recevours des Petitions de la Grand Bretagne et d'Ireland.

Messire Eardley Wilmot Chevalier et Chief Justicer de Banc Commune.

Messire Edward Give Chevalier et Justicer. Messire Thomas Anguish Ecuyer.

Et ceux qui veulent deliver leur Petitions les baillent dedans six Jours prochainement ensuivant.

Les Recevours des Petitions de Gascoigne et des autres Terres et Parts de par la Mer et des Isles.

Messire Thomas Parker Chevalier et Chief Baron de l'Exchequer du Roy. Messire Sydney Stafford Smythe Chevalier et Justicer. Messire Robert Pratt Ecuyer.

Et ceux qui veulent deliver leurs Petitions les baillent dedans fix Jours prochainement ensuivant.

Les Triours des Petitions de la Grande Bretagne et d'Ireland.

Le Duc de Somerset
Le Duc de Richmond.
Le Duc de Grafton.
Le Duc de Bedford.
Le Duc de Gordon.
Le Duc de Kingston.
Le Marquis de Rockingham.
Le Count de Huntingdon.
Le Count de Exeter.
Le Count de Westmorland.
Le Count de Sandwich.
Le Count de Shaftesbury.
Le Count de Gainsborough.
Le Count de Cholmondeley.
Le Count de Marchmont.
Le Count de Bute.
Le Count de Bristol.
Le Count de Waldegrave.
Le Count de Buckinghamshire.
Le Viscount Say & Sele.
Le Viscount Weymouth.
Le Viscount Falmouth.
Le Baron Harwich.
Le Baron Le Despencer.
Le Baron Willoughby Parham.
Le Baron Berkeley Str.
Le Baron Delamer.
Le Baron Sandys.

Touts eux ensemble ou quatres de Seigneurs avantditz; appellant aux eux les Serjeants du Roy quam sera Besoigne; tiendront leur Place en la Chambre du Tresorier.

Les Triours des Petitions de Gascoigne et des autres Terres et Parts de par la Mer et des Isles.

Le Duc de Beaufort.
Le Duc de Bolton.
Le Duc de Marlborough.
Le Duc de Northumberland.
Le Count d'Exeter.
Le Count de Denbigh.
Le Count de Doncaster.
Le Count de Holdernesse.
Le Count de Halifax.
Le Count de Hardwicke.
Le Count de Radnor.
Le Count de Spencer.
Le Viscount Hereford.
Le Viscount Townshend.
Le Viscount Wentworth.
Le Baron Wycombe.
Le Baron Botetourt.
Le Baron Cathcart
Le Baron Ducie.
Le Baron King.
Le Baron Boston.
Le Baron Lovel & Holland.
Le Baron Digby.
Le Baron Sundridge.

Touts eux ensemble ou quatres des Seigneurs avantditz; appellant aux eux les Serjeants du Roy quam fera Befoigne; teindront leur Place en la Chambre du Chamberlain.

Committee of Privileges.Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Orders and Customs of this House, and Privileges of Parliament, and of the Peers of Great Britain and Lords of Parliament:

D. Gloucester.L. Bp. St. Asaph. L. Harwich.
D. Cumberland.L. Bp. Norwich. L. Wycombe.
Ld. Chancellor.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Botetourt.
D. Richmond.L. Willoughby Pr.
D. Bolton.L. Clifton.
D. Gordon.L. Delamer.
D. Ancaster.L. Trevor.
Ld. Chamberlain.L. Masham.
E. Huntingdon.L. King.
E. Pembroke.L. Ponsonby.
E. Suffolk.L. Walpole.
E. Denbigh.L. Mansfield.
E. Westmorland.L. Sondes.
E. Berkeley.L. Boston.
E. Abingdon.L.Lovel & Holland.
E. Strathmore.L. Bingley.
E. Tankerville.L. Digby.
E. Bristol.
E. Delawar.
E. Spencer.
E. Ligonier.
V. Bolingbroke.
V. Dudley & Ward.

Their Lordships, or any Seven of them, to meet on Monday next, at Ten o'Clock, in the House of Peers, and every Monday after; and to adjourn as they please.

Committee for the Journals.

Lords Sub-committees appointed to consider of the Orders and Customs of this House, and of the Privileges of the Peers of Great Britain, and Lords of Parliament, and to peruse and” perfect the Journals of this and the Two last Sessions of Parliament.

D. Gloucester.L. Bp. St. Asaph. L. Harwich.
D. Cumberland.L. Bp. Norwich. L. Wycombe.
D. Richmond.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Botetourt.
D. Bolton.L. Willoughby Par.
D. Gordon.L. Clifton.
D. Ancaster.L. Delamer.
Ld. Chamberlain.L. Trevor
E. Huntingdon.L. Masham.
E. Pembroke.L. King.
E. Suffolk.L. Ponsonby.
E. Denbigh.L. Walpole.
E. Westmorland.L. Mansfield.
E. Berkeley.L. Sondes.
E. Abingdon.L. Boston.
E. Strathmore.L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Tankerville.L. Bingley.
E. Bristol.L. Digby.
E. Delawar.
E. Spencer.
E. Ligonier.
V. Bolingbroke.
V. Dudley & Ward.

Their Lordships, or any Three of them, to meet when, where, and as often as they please.

Stoppages in the Streets, Order to prevent.

The House taking Notice, “That there is such an “Interruption by Hackney Coaches, Carts, and Drays, in the Streets and Passages leading to this House, that the Lords and others are frequently hindered from coming thereto:”

It is thereupon Ordered by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the High Steward of the City of Westminster, or his Deputy, together with the Justices of the Peace of the said City, shall, by their strict: Care and Directions to the Constables and other Officers within their Jurisdiction, take special Order, that no empty Hackney Coaches be suffered to make any Stay between Whitehall and the End of Abingdon Street, in Westminster, from Twelve of the Clock at Noon until Five of the Clock in the Afternoon of the same Day, during the Sitting of this Parliament: And that no Carriages, Drays, or Carts, be permitted to stop in the Streets and Passages between the End of Market Lane in Pall Mall, and the End of Abingdon Street, between the Hours aforesaid, or to pass through the Old Palace Tardy from One of the Clock in the Afternoon until One Hour after the Rising of this House, during the Sitting of this Parliament; and that all Carriages, Drays, or Carts, hereby permitted to pass through the said Streets and Passages, be obliged to go one after another in the Manner following; (that is to say), All Carriages, Drays, or Carts, going towards Westminster, to keep on the Side of the Street or Passage next to Saint James's Park; and all those going the contrary Way, to keep on the other Side of the Street, and upon no Account what so-ever to presume to go Two or more abreast during the Sitting of this Parliament; and herein special Care is to be taken by the said Deputy Steward, Justices of the Peace, Constables, and all other Officers herein concerned, as the contrary will be answered to this House: And it is further ordered, That the High Bailiff of the City of Westminster, and the Justices of the Peace for the City and Liberty thereof, or some of them, residing in Westminster, be served with the Order of this House, made this Day for the Purposes aforesaid.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 12o May 1768.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsens fuerunt:

Epus. Winton.Dux Cumberland.Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Roffen.Ds. Camden; Cancellarius.Ds. Wycombe, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Litch .& Cov.Comes Gower, PræsensDs. Le Despencer.
Epus. Exon.Dux Richmond.Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Meneven.Dux Grafton.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Dux Bolton.Ds. Delamer.
Dux Bedford.Ds. Cathcart.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.Ds. Bathurst.
Dux Portland.Ds. Ducie.
Dux Northumberland.Ds. King.
March. Rockingham.Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Suffolk.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Denbigh.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Peterborough.Ds. Boston.
Comes Sandwich.Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Shaftesbury.Ds. Milton.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Delawar.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

Lords take the Oaths.

The Lords following took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

George Henry Earl of Litchfield.

Other Lewis Earl of Plymouth.

George William Earl of Coventry.

Alexander Earl of Eglintoun.

William Earl of Dartmouth.

George Earl of Pomfret.

Anthony Joseph Viscount Montague.

Frederick Viscount Bolingbroke and St. John.

John Lord Bishop of Winchester.

Zachary Lord Bishop of Rochester.

Allen Lord Bathurst.

George Lord Lyttelton.

Irish Titles in the Test Roll omitted.

Notice being taken to the House, That some Lords had by Mistake subscribed their Irish Titles as well as their English in the Test Roll:

Ordered, That such Lords have Leave to amend their said Signature, by erasing the same, and instead thereof inserting their British Titles only.

Order for an Address to His Majesty on the Lords Commissioners Speech.

Ordered, Nemine contradicente, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, “to return His Majesty the most hearty Thanks of this House for that gracious and paternal Attention to the Welfare of His People, which has induced His Majesty at this Time to interpose his own more immediate Authority for putting an End to that dangerous Disturbance of the public Peace, those outrageous, Acts of Violence to the Property of His Majesty's Subjects, and that most audacious Defiance of the Authority of the Civil Magistrates, which have of late prevailed to so alarming a Degree in and near this great Metropolis.

“And to express our Hope, that His Majesty's Command, signified by His Royal Proclamation, that all the Laws for preventing, suppressing, and punishing all Riots, Tumults, and unlawful Assemblies be put into immediate Execution, will effectually prevent the Continuance or Repetition of these Disorders; but that if any of His Majesty's Subjects should continue so lost to all Sense of their own true Interest, as to go on to interrupt, by their lawless and desperate Practices, that quiet and peaceable Enjoyment of every Right and Privilege allotted to each Individual among us by our excellent Constitution, which it has ever been His Majesty's first Object and chief Glory to secure and perpetuate to us all, His Majesty may be assured of our ready Concurrence in every Measure that may contribute to enable His Majesty most effectually to maintain the public Authority, and carry the Laws into due Execution; and of our determined Resolution most cheerfully and vigorously to support His Majesty against every Attempt to create Difficulty or Disturbance to His Majesty's Government.”

Then the Lords following were appointed a Committee to draw an Address pursuant to the said Order, and report to the House; (videlicet ),

Ld. President.L. Bp. St. DavidsL. Harwich.
D. Richmond.L. Wycombe.
D. Grafton.L. Botetourt
D. BoltonL. Delamer.
D. Bedford.L. Masham.
D. Ancaster.L. Lyttelton.
D. Northumberland.L. Boston.
M. Rockingham.L. Lovel & Holland.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Suffolk.
E. Denbigh.
E. Sandwich.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Bristol
E. Pomfret.
E. Delawar.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
V. Weymouth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet immediately in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Committee withdrew to prepare the Address.

After some Time, the House was resumed:

Address reported and agreed to

And the Duke of Northumberland reported from the said Committee, “That they had prepared an Address pursuant to the foregoing Order.”

And the same being read by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House, and is as follows (videlicet),

Most Gracious Sovereign,

We Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, In Parliament assembled, beg Leave to return Your Majesty our most hearty Thanks for that gracious and paternal Attention to the Welfare of Your People, which has induced Your Majesty at this Time to interpose Your own more immediate Authority for putting an End to that dangerous Disturbance of the public Peace, those outrageous Acts of Violence to the Property of Your Majesty's Subjects, and that most audacious Defiance of the Authority of the Civil Magistrates, which have of late prevailed to so alarming a Degree in and near this great Metropolis.

“Your Majesty's express Command, signified by Your Royal Proclamation, that all the Laws for preventing, suppressing, and punishing all Riots, Tumults, and unlawful Assemblies, be put into immediate Execution, will, we hope, effectually prevent the Continuance or Repetition of these Disorders; but should any of Your Majesty's Subjects continue so lost to all Sense of their own true Interest, as well as Duty, as to go on to interrupt, by their lawless and desperate Practices, that quiet and peaceable Enjoyment of every Right and Privilege allotted to each Individual among us by our excellent Constitution, which it has ever been Your Majesty's first Object and chief Glory to secure and perpetuate to us all; permit us, Your Majesty's truly dutiful and grateful Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, to assure Your Majesty of our ready Concurrence in every Measure that may contribute to enable Your Majesty most effectually to maintain the public Authority, and carry the Laws into due Execution; and of our determined Resolution most cheerfully and vigorously to support Your Majesty against every Attempt to create Difficulty or Disturbance to Your Majesty's Government.”

Ordered, That a Message be sent to the House of Message to Commons, to carry down the said Address, and desire H. C. with it. their Concurrence thereto.

Motion for an Address to His Majesty for conferring Favour on the Lord Mayor of London:

Moved, “That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to desire His Majesty, that He would be graciously pleased to confer some Mark of His Royal Favour on the Right Honourable Thomas Harley, Lord Mayor of the City of London, in Consideration of the Vigilance, Activity, and Firmness, with which he has exerted (fn. 1) for the Preservation of the Peace of the City against the late Attempts to disturb it.”

Which being objected to, After Debate;

The previous Question was put, “Whether this Question shall be now put ?”

It was resolved in the Negative.

Thanks given urn.

Ordered, That the Thanks of this House be given to the Right Honourable Thomas, Harley, Lord Mayor of the City of London, for the Vigilance, Activity, and Firmness, which he hath exerted for the Preservation of the Peace of the said City against the late Attempts to disturb it; and that the Lord Chancellor do cause the same to be transmitted to the said Lord Mayor.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 13o Maii 1768.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsens fuerunt:

Epus. Winton.Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.Ds. Wycombe, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Roffen.Comes Gower, Præsens.Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Dux Richmond.Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Asaphen.Dux Grafton.Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Norvicen.Dux Bolton.Ds. Dude.
Epus. Exon.Dux Bedford.Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Meneven.Dux Manchester.Ds. Boston.
Dux Northumberland.Ds. Milton.
Comes Suffolk.Ds. Digby.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes llchester.
Comes Delawar.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Lords take the Oaths.

The Lords following took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes:

Washington Earl Ferrers.

Edward Viscount Hereford.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Sabbati, 14 oMay 1768.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsens fuerunt:

Epus, Meneven.Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Dux Northumberland.Ds. Delamer.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.Ds. Cathcart.

PRAYERS.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Address returned from Commons.

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

To acquaint this House, “That they have agreed to the Address sent down by their Lordships, to be presented to His Majesty, and have filled up the Blanks with the Words [“ and Commons”].

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty by the whole House.

Ordered, That the Lords with white Staves do wait on His Majesty, humbly to know what Time His Majesty will be pleased to appoint to be attended therewith.

His Majesty to be attended with the same.

The Lord Chamberlain acquainted the House, That the Lords with white Staves had (according to Order) waited on His Majesty, humbly to know what Time His Majesty would be pleased to appoint to be attended with the said Address; and that His Majesty had appointed this Day at One o'Clock, at His Palace of Saint James.

Message to H. C. to acquaint them therewith.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and the Clerk Assistant:

To acquaint them, “That His Majesty had appointed to be attended with the said Address this Day at One o'Clock; and that the Lords do intend to be there at that Time.”

Adjourn Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum Adjourn, turn continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lun& , decimum sextum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 16o Maii 1768.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsens fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens.Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Bath,& Wells.Comes Gower, Præsens.Ds. Wycombe, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Lincoln.Dux Richmond.Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Exon.Dux GraftonDs. Willoughby Par
Epus. Meneven.Dux Bolton.Ds. Delamer.
March. Rockingham.Ds. Cathcart.
Comes Pembroke.Ds. King.
Comes Denbigh.Ds. Chedworth.
Comes Westmorland.Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Litchfield.Ds. Grosvenor.
Comes Strathmore.Ds. Boston.
Comes Oxford.Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Bristol.Ds. Digby.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Powis.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.

PRAYERS

His Majesty's Answer to Joint Address reported.

The lord Chancellor reported, “That both Houses of Parliament did, on Saturday last, wait on His Majesty with their Address, to which His Majesty was pleased to return the following molt gracious Answer:”

My Lords and Gentlemen,

“I receive with great Satisfaction this loyal, dutiful, and seasonable Address of both Houses of Parliament: It is with the utmost Concern that I fee this Spirit of Outrage and Violence prevailing among different Gaffes of My Subjects: I am, however, convinced, that the vigorous Exertion of lawful Authority, which I will continue to enforce, joined to your Support and Assistance, will have the desired Effect: of restoring Quiet and good Order among My Subjects.”

Ordered, That the said Address, and His Majesty's most gracious Answer thereunto, be forthwith printed and published.

The Lord Mayor of London's Answer to the Thanks of the House.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House,” That, pursuant to the Order of this House of Thursday last, he had transmitted their Lordships Resolution of that Day, giving the Thanks of this House to the Right Honourable Thomas Harley, Lord Mayor of the City of London, for the Vigilance, Activity, and Firmness, which he hath exerted for the Preservation of the Peace of the said City, against the late Attempts to disturb it: And that Yesterday he received a Letter from the said Lord Mayor, in which he returned an Answer to the said Resolutions:”

Which was read by the Clerk, as follows; (videlicet ),

My Lord,

I must desire your Lordship to communicate to the House of Lords, the high Sense I have of the distinguished Honours repeatedly conferred upon me by that august Assembly, which far exceed any Merit I have in endeavouring to preserve the Peace of the City of London.

It has ever been my Ambition to enforce a due Respect and Obedience to the Law, as the only Means to preserve the Constitution and Liberty of my Country.

Encouraged by this Mark of their Lordships Approbation, I shall persevere in exerting every Endeavour to maintain the constitutional Authority of the Civil Magistrate, and to preserve the Peace of this great City against all Attempts to disturb it.

My Lord,

Permit me to add my Acknowledgements to your Lordship, for the obliging Manner in which your Lordship has communicated to me this distinguished Honour, and the Applause which your Lordship is pleased to express in your private as well as public Capacity of my Conduct.

Mansion-house, 15th May 1768
I have the Honour to be, With all due Respect:, My Lord, Your Lordship's most obedient and very humble Servant, “Thomas Harley.”

Lords sake the Oaths, &c.

The Lords following took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes:

Henry Earl of Sussex.

Matthias Lord Bishop of Ely.

Frederick Henry Lord Chedworth.

Roberts et al. against Browne et Ux. Pleadings proved.

The House being informed, “That Henry Wilson attended, in order to deliver in Copies of Pleadings and Proceedings in a Cause depending in this House, wherein Reuben Roberts and others are Appellants, and Patrick Browne et Ux. are Respondents:”

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.

Standing Or der relating to Appeals dispensed with.

The Order of the Day was read for taking into Consideration the Motion made on Wednesday last, for dispensing with the Standing Order of this House, of the 5th of April 1720, requiring Appeals to be prosecuted within Eight Days, from the. First Day of every Session or Meeting of Parliament.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be dispensed with for this Session.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 19oMaii 1768.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsens fuerunt:

Epus. Meneven.Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.Ds. Botetourt.
Dux Boston.Ds. Willoughby Pr.
March. Rockingham.Ds. Delamer.
Comes Winchilsea.Ds. Cathcart.
Comes Thanet.Ds. Bathurst.
Comes Litchfield.Ds. Dude.
Comes Strathmore.Ds. Edgecumbe.
Comes Tankerville.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Harcourt.Ds. Boston.
Comes Spencer.Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Irwin.

PRAYERS.

Lords take the Oaths, &c.

The Lords following took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes:

Daniel Earl of Winchilsea and Nottingham.

Sackville Earl of Thanet.

Heneage Earl of Aylesford.

Charles Viscount Irwin.

George Lord Edgecumbe.

For continuing Laws to prohibit the Exportation of Corn, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for further continuing certain Laws, to prohibit for a limited Time the Exportation of Corn, Grain, Meal, Malt, Flour, Bread, Biscuit, and Starch; and also the Extraction of Low Wines and Spirits from Wheat and Wheat Flour; for further allowing the Importation of Wheat and Wheat Flour, Barley, Barley Meal, and Pulse, free of Duty, into this Kingdom, from any Part of Europe; and for allowing the Importation of Oats and Oat Meal, Rye and Rye Meal, into this Kingdom, for a limited Time, free of Duty; and also for continuing such other Laws as will expire before the Beginning of the next Session of Parliament;” which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read a First and Second Time.

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

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

Leautier's Naturalization Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing John Daniel Leautier;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read a First and Second Time.

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

D. Bolton.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Botetourt.
M. Rockingham.L. Willoughby Pr.
E. Winchilsea.L. Delamer.
E. Thanet.L. Cathcart.
E. Litchfield.L. Bathurst.
E. Strathmore.L. Dude.
E. Tankerville.L. Edgecumbe.
E. Harcourt.L. Lyttelton.
E. Spencer.L. Boston.
V. Montague.L. Lovel & Holland.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Weymouth.
V. Irwin.

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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 20o Maii 1768.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsens fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens.Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Comes Westmorland.Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Cestrien.Comes Strathmore.Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Exon.Comes Oxford.Ds. Bathurst.
Epus. Meneven.
Comes Ilchester.Ds. Walpole.
Viscount Irwin.Ds. Grosvenor.
Ds. Boston.

PRAYERS.

Lord Grosvenor takes the Oaths.

This Day Richard Lord Grosvenor took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Leaiitier's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing John Daniel Leautier” 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.”

No Appeal or Writ of Error this Session. Ordered, That this House will not receive, or proceed upon any Appeal or Writ of Error, during this Session of Parliament.

For continuing Laws to prohibit the Exportation of Corn, &c. Bill:

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for further continuing certain Laws to prohibit for a limited Time the Exportation of Corn, Grain, Meal, Malt, Flour, Bread, Biscuit, and Starch 5 and also the Extraction of Low Wines and Spirits from Wheat and Wheat Flour; for further allowing the Importation of Wheat and Wheat Flour, Bailey, Barley Meal, and Pulse, free of Duty, into this Kingdom, from any Part of Europe; and for allowing the Importation of Oats and Oat Meal, Rye and Rye Meal, into this Kingdom, for a limited Time, free of Duty; and also for continuing such other Laws as will expire before the Beginning of the next Session of Parliament.”

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for further continuing certain Laws, to prohibit for a limited Time the Exportation of Corn, Grain, Meal, Malt, Flour, Bread, Biscuit, and Starch; and also the Extraction of Low Wines and Spirits from Wheat and Wheat Flour; for further allowing the Importation of Wheat and Wheat Flour, Barley, Barley Meal, and Pulse, free of Duty, into this Kingdom, from any Part of Europe; and for allowing the Importation of Oats and Oat Meal, Rye and Rye Meal, into this Kingdom, for a limited Time, free of Duty; and also for continuing such other Laws as will expire before the Beginning of the next Session of Parliament.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Leautier's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for” t naturalizing John Daniel Leautier.”

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.

And Messages were severally ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Harris:

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 Sabbati, vicesimum primum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.

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