House of Lords Journal Volume 32
November 1768, 1-10

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 32: November 1768, 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 32: 1768-1770 (1767-1830), pp. 164-170. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113302 Date accessed: 22 August 2014.


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DIE Martis, 8o Novembris 1768.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales praesentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Dux Gloucester.Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Londin.Dux Cumberland.Ds. Wycombe, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Duresm.Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Winton.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Wigorn.Comes Boltol. C.P.S.Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Asaphen.Dux Grafton.Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Norvicen.Dux Bolton.Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Landav.Dux Argyll.Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Lincoln.Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.Ds. Masham.
Epus. Carliol.Dux Portland.Ds. Romney.
Epus. Meneven.Dux Manchester.Ds. Cadogan.
Dux Bridgewater.Ds. King.
Dux Northumberland.Ds. Monson.
March. Rockingham.Ds. Sandys
Comes Talbot, Senescailus.Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.Ds. Vere.
Comes Huntingdon.Ds. Hyde.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Sondes.
Comes Peterborow. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Boston.
Comes Essex. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Milton.
Comes Plimouth. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Scarbrough. Ds. Digby.
Comes Rochford. Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Booke.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

D. Cumberland takes the Oaths.

His Royal Highness Henry Frederick Duke of Cumberland took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes, his Royal Highness having first delivered a Certificate of his receiving the Sacrament, to the Truth whereof Witnesses were sworn and examined.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure to robe.

The House was resumed.

King presept.

His Majesty being seated on the Throne, adorned with His Crown and regal Ornaments, and attended by His Officers of State, (the Lords being in their Robes), commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, “It is His Majesty's Pleasure they attend Him immediately in this House:”

Who being come, with their Speaker, His Majesty was pleased to speak as follows:

My Lords and Gentlemen,

His Majesty's Speech.
The Opportunity which the late General Election gives Me of knowing from their Representatives in Parliament the more immediate Sense of my People, has made me desirous of meeting you as early as could be, confident with your own Convenience. The Shortness of the last Session of the late Parliament preventing their prosecuting the Consideration of those great commercial Interests which had been entered upon in the preceding Session, you will, I am persuaded, agree with Me in Opinion, that your Deliberations on these very important Objects ought to be resumed without Loss of Time; and I trust that they will terminate in such Measures as may be productive of the moll considerable and essential Benefits to this Nation.

It would have given Me great Satisfaction to have been able to acquaint you, that all the other Powers of Europe had been as careful as I have ever been to avoid taking any Step that might endanger the general Tranquillity. I have constantly received, and do still receive from them, the strongest Assurances of their pacifick Dispositions towards this Country. No Assurances, however, shall divert my constant Resolution stedfastly to attend to the general Interests of Europe, nor shall any Consideration prevail upon me to suffer any Attempt that may be made derogatory to the Honour and Dignity of My Crown, or injurious to the Rights of My People.

At the Close of the last Parliament I expressed my Satisfaction at the Appearances which then induced Me to believe that such of My Subjects as had been misled in some Parts of My Dominions were returning to a just Sense of their Duty; but it is with equal Concern that I have since seen that Spirit of Faction, which I had hoped was well nigh extinguished, breaking out afresh in some of My Colonies in North America, and in One of them proceeding even to Acts of Violence and of Resistance to the Execution of the Law; the capital Town of which Colony appears by late Advices to be in a State of Disobedience to all Law and Government, and has proceeded to Measures subversive of the Constitution, and attended with Circumstances that manifest a Disposition to throw off their Dependance on Great Britain. On my Part, I have pursued every Measure that appeared to be necessary for supporting the Constitution, and inducing a due Obedience to the Authority of the Legislature. You may rely upon my steady Perseverance in these Purposes; and I doubt not but that, with your Concurrence and Support, I shall be able to defeat the mischievous Designs of those turbulent and seditious Persons, who, under false Pretences, have but too successfully deluded Numbers of My Subjects in America, and whose Practices, if suffered to prevail, cannot fail to produce the most fatal Consequences to My Colonies immediately, and in the End to all the Dominions of My Crown.

Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

The proper Estimates for the Service of the ensuing Year I have ordered to be laid before you, fully relying on your Readiness to grant Me the necessary Supplies. Indeed I cannot have a Doubt of finding in this House of Commons the same affectionate Attachment to My Person and Government as I have always hitherto experienced from My faithful Commons.

My Lords, and Gentlemen,

It is with great Satisfaction that I now find Myself enabled to rejoice with you upon the Relief which the poorer Sort of My People are now enjoying, from the Distress which they had so long laboured under, from the high Price of Corn. At the same Time that We are bound devoutly to acknowledge in this Instance the gracious Interposition of Providence, it will become Us to apply the best Precautions that human Wisdom can suggest, for guarding against the Return of the late Calamity. In the Choice, however, of proper Means for that Purpose, you cannot proceed with too great Circumspection.

I have nothing further to recommend to you, than that, in all your Deliberations, you keep up a Spirit of Harmony among yourselves. Whatever Differences of Opinion may prevail in other Points, let it appear, that wherever the Interest of your Country is immediately concerned, you are all ready to unite. Such an Example from you cannot fail of having the “best Effects upon the Temper of My People in every Part of My Dominions, and can alone produce that general Union among Ourselves which will render Us properly respected Abroad and happy at Home.”

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire, and the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Pedigrees of Peers delivered.

Garter King at Arms delivered in at the Table the Pedigrees of George Harry Grey Earl of Stamford, and Andrew Lord Archer, pursuant to the Standing Order.

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

Francis Duke of Bridgewater,
George
Duke of Montagu.

William Earl of Essex.

Richard Earl of Scarbrough.

William Earl of Rochford.

George Earl of Albemarle.

James Earl of Abercorn.

John Earl of Loudon.

Hugh Earl of Marchmont.

John Earl Kerr.

William Earl of Harrington.

Francis Earl Broke and of Warwick.

Simon Earl Harcourt.

Robert Earl of Northington.

Edward Viscount Wentworth.

Frederick Lord Archbishop of Canterbury.
John
Lord Bishop of Worcester.

John Lord Bishop of Landaff.

George Lord Abergavenny.
Robert Lord Romney.
John Lord Monson.
Samuel Lord Sandys.
Vsre Lord Vere.
Thomas Lord Hyde.
Nathaniel Lord Scarsdale.
George Lord Vernon.

John Lord Sundridge.

Bill proforma read.

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

King's Speech reported.

The Lord Chancellor reported His Majesty's Speech; and the same being read by the Clerk,

Order for an Address.

Ordered, (Nemine Dissentiente), That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to return His Majesty the Thanks of this House for His most gracious Speech from the Throne:

To acknowledge with Hearts full of Gratitude that Royal Goodness so evidently manifest to all His People, by His Majesty's constant Attention to the great commercial Interests of this Country, and to express, that we should be wanting on our Part if we did not apply to the Consideration of them with that Alacrity which Objects so very important, and capable of producing the most essential Benefits to the Nation, demand of us.

That the Resolution which His Majesty is pleased to express, that He will not suffer any Attempt to be made derogatory to the Honour and Dignity of His Crown, or injurious to the Rights of His People, does, and ever will, call from us the Assurances of our most cheerful Support; and that we do not conceive that any Conduct can contribute more than this will, to render all the other Powers of Europe as careful as His Majesty has ever been, to avoid taking any Step which might endanger the general Tranquillity.

To express the most sincere Concern, that any of our Fellow Subjects in North America should be misled by factious and designing Men into Acts of Violence and Resistance to the Execution of the Law, attended with Circumstances which manifest a Disposition to throw off their Dependance upon the Crown of Great Britain. At the same Time that we shall be always ready to contribute to the Relief of any real Grievance of His Majesty's American Subjects, we do most unfeignedly give His Majesty the strongest Assurances, that we shall ever zealously concur in the Support of such just and necessary Measures as may best enable His Majesty to repress that daring Spirit of Disobedience, and to enforce a due Submission to the Laws; always considering, that it is One of our most essential Duties to maintain inviolate the supreme Authority of the Legislature of Great Britain over every Part of the Dominions of His Majesty's Crown.

To express how thankfully we adore the merciful Interpositions of Providence in the Relief which the poorer Sort of His Majesty's Subjects have received, from the Distress they had so long laboured under from the high Price of Corn; and that we shall apply our utmost Attention to prevent, as far as in human Prudence lies, the Return of such a Calamity; and shall give so important a Subject that full Consideration which the Nature of it necessarily requires.

To assure His Majesty, that, engaged in the Deliberation of so many important Matters, we shall studiously endeavour that our Proceedings may testify our Readiness to unite, wherever the Interest of our Country, and our Attachment to His Majesty, is concerned; happy if, by such an Example, the deluded Part of His Majesty's Subjects may be induced to return to their Duty, and gratefully feel the Blessings of the mildest Government and the most perfect Constitution.

Then the Lords following were appointed a Committee to prepare an Address, pursuant to the said Order; (videlicet ),

Ld. President.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Harwich.
Ld. Privy Seal.L. Bp. London.L. Le Despencer.
D. Grafton.L. Bp. Durham.L. Berkeley Str.
D. Bolton.L. Bp. Landaff.L. Delamer.
D. Argyll.L. Bp. Carlisle.L. Masham.
D. Bndgewater.L. Sandys.
D. Northumberland.L. Scarsdale.
Ld. Steward.L. Boston.
Ld. Chamberlain.L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Suffolk.
E. Denbigh.
E. Sandwich.
E. Litchfield.
E. Rochford.
E. Marchmont.
E. Pomfret.
E. Harcourt.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.

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 Earl of Pomfret reported from the Committee an Address drawn by them, 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 humble Thanks for Your most gracious Speech from the Throne.

We desire, with Hearts full of Gratitude, to acknowledge that Royal Goodness, so evidently manifest to all Your People, by Your Majesty's constant Attention to the great commercial Interests of this Country: We should be wanting on our Part, if we did not apply to the Consideration of them with that Alacrity which Objects so very important, and capable of producing the most essential Benefits to the Nation, demand of us.

The Resolution which Your Majesty is pleased to express, that You will not fusser any Attempt to be made derogatory to the Honour and Dignity of Your Crown, or injurious to the Rights of Your People, does, and ever will, call from us the Assurances of our most cheerful Support; nor do we conceive that any Conduct can contribute more than this will, to render all the other Powers of Europe as careful as Your Majesty has ever been to avoid taking any Step that may endanger the general Tranquillity.

We feel the most sincere Concern, that any of our Fellow Subjects in North America should be milled by factious and designing Men into Acts of Violence and of Resistance to the Execution of the Law, attended with Circumstances that manifest a Disposition to throw off their Dependance upon Great Britain. At the same Time that we shall be always ready to contribute to the Relief of any real Grievance of Your Majesty's American Subjects, we most unfeignedly give Your Majesty the strongest Assurances, that we shall ever zealously concur in Support of Such just and necessary Measures as may best enable Your Majesty to repress that daring Spirit of Disobedience, and to enforce a due Submission to the Laws; always considering, that it is One of our most essential Duties to maintain inviolate the supreme Authority of the Legislature of Great Britain over every Part of the Dominions of Your Majesty's Crown.

We thankfully adore the merciful Interposition of Providence, in the Relief which the poorer Sort of Your Majesty's Subjects have received from the Distress they had so song laboured under, from the high Price of Corn: We shall apply our utmost Attention to prevent, as far as in human Prudence lies, the Return of such a Calamity, and shall give so important a Subject that full Consideration which the Nature of it necessarily requires.

Engaged in the Deliberation of so many important Matters, we beg Leave to assure Your Majesty, that we shall studiously endeavour that our Proceedings may testify our Readiness to unite, wherever the Interest of our Country, and our Attachment to Your Majesty, is concerned; happy if, by such an Example, the deluded Part of Your Majesty's Subjects may be induced to return to their Duty, and gratefully feel the Bussings of the mildest Government and most perfect Constitution.

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

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 please to appoint to be attended there with.

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. Abp. Canterbury.L. Harwich.
D. Cumberland.L. Bp. London.L. Le Despencer.
Ld. Chancellor.L. Bp. Durham.L. Abergavenny.
Ld. President.L. Bp. Winchester.L. Clifton.
Ld. Privy Seal.L. Bp. Worcester.L. Berkeley Str.
D. GraftonL. Bp. St. Asaph.L. Delamer.
D. Bolton.L. Bp. Norwich.L. Trevor.
D. Argyll.L. Bp. Landaff.L. Masham.
D. (fn. 1) Manchester.L. Bp. Lincoln.L. Romney.
D. Portland.L. Bp Carlisle.L. Cadogan.
D. Manchester.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. King.
D. Bridgewater.L. Monson.
D. Northumberland.L. Sandys.
M. Rockingham.L. Romney.
Ld. Steward.L. Vere.
Ld. Chamberlain.L. Hyde.
E. Huntingdon.L. Mansfield.
E. Suffolk.L. Wycombe.
E. Denbigh.L. Sondes.
E. Peterborow.L. Scarsdale.
E. Sandwich.L. Boston
E. Essex.L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Litchfield.L. Milton.
E. Plimouth.L. Vernon.
E. Scarbrough.L. Digby.
E. Rochford.L. Sundridge.
E. Albemarle.
E. Abercorn.
E. Loudoun.
E. March. E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Tankerville.
E. Halifax.
E. Pomfret.
E. Kerr.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Harrington.
E. Brooke.
E. Harcourt.
E. Ilchester.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
V. Weymouth.
V. Bolingbroke.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.

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. Abp. CanterburyL. Harwich.
D. Cumberland.L. Bp. London.L. Le Despencer.
Ld. President.L. Bp. Durham.L. Abergavenny.
Ld. Privy Seal.L. Bp. Winchester.L. Clifton.
D. Grafton.L. Bp. Worcester.L. Berkeley Str.
D. Bolton.L. Bp. St. Asaph.L. Delamer
D. Argyll.L. Bp. Norwich.L. Trevor.
D. Ancaster.L. Bp. Landaff.L. Masham.
D. Portland.L. Bp. Lincoln.L. Romney.
D. Manchester.L. Bp. CarlisleL. Cadogan.
D. Bridgewater.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. King
D. Northumberland.L. Monson.
M. Rockingham.L. Sandys.
Ld. Steward.L. Ponsonby.
Ld. Chamberlain.L. Vere
E. Huntingdon.L. Hyde.
E. Suffilk.L. Mansfield.
E. Denbigh.L. Wycombe.
E. Peterborow.L. Sondes.
E. Sandwich.L. Scarsdale.
E. Essex.L. Boston.
E. Litchfield.L. Lovel & Holland.
E Plimouth.L. Milton.
E. Scarbrough.L. Vernon.
E. Rochford.L. Digby.
E. Albermarle.L. Sundridge.
E. Abercorn.
E. Loudon.
E. March.
E. Marchmont.
E. Tankerville.
E. Halifax.
E. Pomfret.
E. Kerr.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Harrington.
E. Brooke.
E. Harcourt.
E. Ilchester.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
V. Weymouth.
V. Bolingbroke.
V. Falmouth.

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 Tall Mall, and the End of Abingdon Street, between the Hours aforesaid, or to pass through the Old Palace Yard 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 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 whatsoever to presume to go Two or more a breast 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 praesens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, nonum diem instantis Novembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 9o Novembris 1768.

Epus. Isiphen.Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.Ds. Desame:
Epus. Meneven.Comes Hertford, CamerariusDs. Scarsdale
Comes Merchrient
Comes Pomfret

PRAYERS.

Brodie against So Alexander Grant et al.

The Answer of Sir Alexander Grant Baronet, and others, to the Appeal of Alexander Erodie Esquire, was this Day brought in.

This Majesty to he attended with the Address.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, “That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) waited on His Majesty, humbly to know what Time He would be pleased to appoint to be attended with their Lordships Address; and that His Majesty had appointed this Day at Two o' Clock at His Palace of Saint James.

Kealy against Dawes.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of James Kealy, complaining of Two Orders or Decrees of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, of the 4th of July 1764, and 25th of June 1767, made in a certain Cause wherein George Dawes Gentleman was Plaintiff, and James Kealy Esquire and James Dawes were Defendants and praying, “That the same may be reverted or varied, or that the Appellant may have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that George Dawes Gentleman may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said George Dawes may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 14th Day of December next; and Service of this 'Order upon the said Respondent, in the said Court of Exchequer in Ireland, shall be deemed good Service.

Adam against Irwines.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Adam of Maryburgh, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 6th and 16th of July, of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary there, of the 25th of July; and of an Interlocutor of the said Lords of Session of the 29th of July last; and also of Three Interlocutors of the said Lords of the 2d, 5th, and 6th Days of August last; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, or that the Appellant may have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that John Irwine of Burleigh, Najo General of His Majesty's Forces, and James Irwine of Kingcausie, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said John Irwine and James Irwine may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer, or respective Answers, thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 7th Day of December next; and Service of this Order upon the Procurators or Agents of the said Respon'dents, in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Wallace against Skene et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of David Wallace Merchant in Aberorothock, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 18th of February last, and 9th of March last; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wildom, shall seem meet; and that George Skene, William Mylne, Archibald Scott, Thome; Mylne, John Erskine, and David Maxwell, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said George Skene, William Mylne, Archibald Scott, Thomas Mylne, John Erskine, and David Maxwell, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer, or respective Answers, thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 7ch Day of December next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any of their known Counsel or Agents, in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Johnstone against Gordon.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Johnstone Esquire, complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 20th of February, and 10th and 11th of March last; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Witham Gordon of Newball, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said William Gordon may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 7th Day of December next; and Service of this Order upon the known Agent of the said Respondent, in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Adam against Irwines.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Robert Adam of Dowhill, Member of Parliament for the County of Kinross; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 16th of June and 21 ft of July last; and also of Two Interlocutors of the said Lords of the 23d of July and 9th of August last; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, or that the Appellant may have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that John Irwine of Burleigh, Major General of His Majesty's Forces, and James Irwine of Kingcausie, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said John Irwine and James Irwine may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 7th Day of December next; and Service of this Order upon the Procurators or Agents of the said Respondents, in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Ross against Sir John Gordon and William Gordon.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of David Ross, Commissary Clerk of Ross, complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 6th of February and 8th and 11th of March last; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Sir John Gordon of Invergordon Baronet, and William Gordon, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Sir John Gordon and William Gordon may, have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer, or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 7th Day of December next and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Dufaur's Petition for a Nat. Bill

Upon reading the Petition of John Dufaur, praying Leave to bring in a' Bill for his Naturalization:

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

Bill read.

Whereupon, The Lord Delamer presented to the House a Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing John Dufaur.”

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Biddulph's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Charles Biddulph of Burton Park, in the County of Sussex, Esquire, on Behalf of himself and his Infant Sons, John Biddulph, Charles Biddulph, and 'Thomas Biddulph; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to enable the Petitioner, and the said Infant Sons, when they shall respectively come into Possession of any Part or Parts of the Estates in the Petition mentioned, to grant Leases of the same for any Term, not exceeding Twenty-one Years:

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. BaronPerrott; 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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 10 o Novembris 1768.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præfentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cant.Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Londin.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Duresm.Dux Grafton.Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Winion.Dux Argyll.Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Wigorn.Dux AtholLDs. Masham.
Epus. Asaphen.Dux Portland.Ds Sandys.
Epus. Norvicen.Dux, Bridgewater.Ds Ponsonby.
Epus. Meneven.Comes Suffolk.Ds. Hyde
Comes Denbigh.Ds. Boston
Comes Sandwich.Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Vernon.
Comes Loudon.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

His Majesty's Antaet to Address reported.

The Lord Chancellor reported, “That the House did Yesterday present their Address to His Majesty, to which His Majesty was pleased to return the following most gracious Answer; (videlicet),

My Lords,

I receive with great Satisfaction the Assurances you give of your Resolution to pursue the commercial Interests of this Country, and your Readiness to support the Honour of My Crown, and the Rights of My People.

“Your zealous Concurrence in every Measure that can bring Relief to My People is well known to Me, nor do I doubt of the Attention that you will always give to any real Grievances of My American Subjects. The strong Assurances I receive from you at the same Time of your Determination to vindicate the just legislative Authority of Parliament over all the Dominions of My Crown, deserve My warmest Approbation.”

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

D. Athol takes the Oaths.

John Duke of Athol took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Address to His Majesty on the Birth of a Princess.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, “To congratulate His Majesty on the happy Delivery of the Queen, and the Birth of a Princes; and to assure His Majesty of the dutiful Share we take in an Event, which not only is an Addition to His Majesty's domestic Felicity, but which we consider as a fresh Pledge of the future Liberty and Happiness of His People.”

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty by the Lords with White Staves.

Goodere against Borret et e con.

A Petition of John Goodere, Appellant in an original Appeal depending in this House, wherein Trevor Borret and another are Respondents, and Respondent in a Cross Appeal, wherein Trevor Borret is Appellant, was presented and read; setting forth, “That these Appeals stand appointed for hearing on Friday the 18th of this instant, and that Mr. Attorney General, who was Counsel in these Causes in the Court of Chancery, and settled and signed the Petitioner's Appeals, and was instructed to argue these Appeals in the last Session, is confined by a very severe Fit of the Gout, by which Means the Petitioner will be deprived of his Assistance if these Appeals come on to be heard on the said 18th instant;” and therefore praying, “That there Causes may be adjourned till Friday the 2d of December next, or to uch other Day as to the House shall seem meet:”

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

And being withdrawn.

Ordered, That the hearing of the said Appeals be put off to Friday the 2d Day of December next, as desired.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Richard O'Donnell is Appellant, and William Bigger is Respondent, which stands appointed for hearing on Friday the 2d of December next, be put off to Monday the 5th of December; and that the Rest of the Causes on Cause Days be removed in Course.

Dufaur takes the Oaths.

John Dufaur took the Oaths appointed in order for his Naturalization.

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

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

Ld. President.L. Bp. London.L. Le Despencer.
D. Grafton.L. Bp. Durham.L. Delamer.
D. Argyll.L. Bp. Winchester.L. Trevor.
D. Athol.L. Bp. Worcester.L. Masham.
D. Portland.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Sandys.
D. Bridgewater.L. Boston.
E. Suffolk.L. Lovel &Holland.
E. Denbigh.
E. Sandwich.
E. Abercorn.
E. Loudon.
E. Kerr.
E. Spencer.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.

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

Murrays against Hamiltons and others.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Patrick Murray, Esquire, of Aytoun, in the County of Fife, and of John Murray, Esquire, of Lintrose, in the County of Perth, in Scotland, complaining of several Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 20th of November 1766, the 16th of January, 4th, 24th, and 27th of February 25th and 26th of June 1767; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there of the 29th of July 1767; and praying, That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellants may have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem just; and that Helen and Jacobina Hamilton, and Sir James Dunbar, Husband of the said Jacobina, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Helen and Jacobina Hamilton, and Sir James Dunbar, Husband of the said 'Jacobina, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the 8th Day of December next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon their known Agents or Procurators, in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Wallis to enter into Recognizance on Kealy's Appeal.

The House being moved, “That Albany Wallis Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for James Kealy, on Account of His Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Ireland:”

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

Brodie against Sir Alexander Grant et al.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Alexander Brodie is Appellant, and Sir Alexander Grant Baronet, 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.

Adjourn

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

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