House of Lords Journal Volume 32
December 1768, 21-31

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 32: December 1768, 21-31', Journal of the House of Lords volume 32: 1768-1770 (1767-1830), pp. 218-221. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113307 Date accessed: 22 November 2014.


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DIE Mercurii, 21oDecembris 1768.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales praesentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Dux Gloucester.Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Londin.Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Duresm.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Winton.Comes Bristol, C.P.S.Ds. Berkeley Sir.
Epus. Wigorn.Dux Richmond.Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Norvicen.Dux Grafton.Ds. Masham.
Epus. Petriburg.Dux Bolton.Ds. Bathurst.
Epus. Meneven.Dux Bedford.Ds. Ducie.
Dux Argyll.Ds. Sandys.
Dux Atboll.Ds. Vere.
Dux Ancaster.Ds. Lyttelton.
Dux Portland.Ds. Boston.
Dux Northumberland.Ds. Pelham.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.Ds. Level & Holland
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Petriburg.
Comes Winchelsea.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudon.
Comes Marchmont
Comes Roseberry.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Hardwicke
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Delawar.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

Douglas pass O Haras.

The Answer of Charles O Hara the Younger and William Henry King 0 Hara Esquires, the only Sons of Charles O Hara, and the Right Honble. the Lady Mary O Hara deceased, late Wise of the said Charles; and of the said Charles O Hara, the Husband of the said Lady Mary, was this Day brought in.

Sinclair et al. against Thrieplands.

As was also The Answer of David Threipland and Stuart Threipland to the Appeal of Katherine Sinclair and others.

Heshuiyfan's Nat. Bill.

The Earl of Marcbmont reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Lewis Diedrick Heshuysen” 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.”

New Windsor paving, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the better paving cleansing, lighting, and watching the Streets and Lanes in the Parish and Borough of New Windsor, in the County of Berks; and for preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein.”

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

Ld. President.L. Bp. London.L. Willoughby Par.
Ld. Privy Seal.L. Bp. Durham.L. Berkeley Str.
D. Richmond.L. Bp. Norwich.L. Trevor.
D. Bolton.L. Bp. St. DavidsL. Masham.
D. Athol.L. Bathurst.
D. Portland.L. Ducie.
Ld. Chamberlain.L. Sandys.
E. Huntingdon.L. Bosyon.
E. Pcterborow.L. Lovel & Holland
E. Winchelsea.
E. Rochford.
E. Abercorn.
E. Dunmore.
E. Marchmont
E. Pomfret.
E. Harcourt.
E. Hardwicke.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.

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.

Importation of Salted Provisions, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue an Act, made in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act to continue and amend an Act, made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for Importation of Salted Beef, Pork, Bacon, and Butter, from Ireland, for a limited Time; and for allowing the Importation of Salted Beef, Pork, Bacon, and Butter, from the British Dominions in America, for a limited Time.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Papers relating to the African Company's Forts and Settlements delivered.

The House being informed, “That Mr. Jackson from the Admiralty Office attended:”

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to the Directions of an Act of Parliament of the 23d Year of King George the Second,

Copies of Reports made by Captain Hollwall to the Lords of the Admiralty, of the State and Condition of the Forts and Settlements on the Coast of Africa, together with a Schedule of the said Reports; (videlicet)

No. 1. State and Condition of Annamaboe Fort, taken 24th February 1768.

No. 2 State and Condition of James Fort Accra, taken 27th February 1768.

No. 3. State and Condition of Appollonia Fort, taken in February 1768.

No. 4. State and Condition of Cape Coast Castle, taken 27th February 1768.

No. 5. State and Condition of Commenda Fort, taken February 28th, 1768.

No. 6. Extract of a Letter from Captain Hollwall to Mr. Stephens, dated ft March 1768, relative to the State of the Settlement at Senegal.

No. 7. State and Condition of Dixcove Fort, taken 16th March 1768.

No. 8. State and Condition of Commenda Fort, taken 18th March 1768.

No. 9. State and Condition of Winnebah Fort, taken in 1768.

No 10. State and Condition of Succondee Fort, taken 18th March 1768.

No. 11. State and Condition of Cape Coast Castle, taken 22d March 1768.

No. 12. State and Condition of Annamaboe Fort, taken 30th March 1768.

No. 13. State and Condition of Tantum query Fort, taken 3d April 1768.

No. 14. State and Condition of Accra Fort, taken 5th April 1768.”

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Bishop St. David's to preach on 30th January.

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

Wilkes pass the King; Writs of Error; Plaintiff's Petition to put off the Hearing.

A Petition of John Wilkes Esquire, Plaintiff in Two Writs of Error depending in this House, wherein His Majesty's Attorney General, for and on Behalf of His Majesty, is Defendant, which stands appointed for hearing this Day, was presented and read; setting forth, “That Mr. Serjeant Glynn has constantly been the leading Counsel of the Petitioner in the great and important Causes which have been carried on pass the Petitioner for several Years.

That the Petitioner believes that none of his Counsel are so perfectly informed of the Nature of the Causes now depending before their Lordships as the said Serjeant.

That the chief Reliance of the Petitioner was in the Justice of his Cause, as it was intended to be stated to this Honorable House by the said Serjeant.

That the said Serjeant is at present confined to his Room by a violent fit of the Gout.

That the Petitioner entertained Hopes till late last Night that the said Serjeant would have been able to attend their Lordships;” and therefore praying, That the Hearing of the said Writs of Error, now before their Lordships, may be adjourned to such future Day as to their Lordships, in their great Wisdom, shall think fit.”

And thereupon Mr. Charles Martin was called in, and examined upon Oath in relation thereto;

And being withdrawn,

Moved, “That the arguing the Errors upon these Two Writs of Error be adjourned till Monday the 16th Day of January next.”

Which being objected to;

The Standing Order, No. 60. was read.

And the Question being put thereupon:

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the arguing the Errors upon these Two Writs of Error be adjourned till Monday the 16th Day of January next; and that the Judges do then attend.

Douglas et al. against Duke of Hamilton et al.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Archibald Douglas Esquire and others are Appellants, and His Grace the Duke of Hamilton and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for hearing on Monday the 16th Day of January next, be put off to Tuesday the 17th Day of January next.

Lord Chancellor cannot re collect the Admonition given to Baldwin.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, “That in pursuance of their Lordships Order he had attempted to recollect the Words of the Admonition given to Henry Baldwin Printer, but finding the same impracticable, he begged the House would accept his Excuse for not being able to comply with their Lordships Commands.”

For Allowing Vintners and Victuallers to use Plate, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repealing so much of an Act, made in the Seventh and Eighth Years of the Reign of King William the Third, intituled, “An Act to encourage the bringing Plate into the Mint to be coined, and for the further remedying the ill State of the Coin of the Kingdom;” as restrains any Person keeping an Inn, Tavern, Ale-house, or Victualling House, or selling Wine, Ale, Beer, or any other Liquors by Retail, from publickly using any wrought or manufactured Plate, or any Utensil or Vessel thereof, except Spoons; and for putting an End to Prosecutions commenced for Offences against such Part of the said Act;” 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 Jovis, vicesimum secundum diem instantis Decembris, hora um ecima Auroræs, Dominis lie decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 22o Decembris 1768.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Wigorn.Dux Athol.Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Meneven.Comes Shaftesbury.Ds. Sandys.
Comes Albemarle.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes March.
Viscount Weymouth.

PRAYERS.

Indemnity Bill.

A Message was brought from the “House of Commons, by Mr. Rose Fuller 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 be stamped 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.

New Windsor Paving, &c. Bill.

The Lord Trevor reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better paving, cleansing, lighting, and watching, the Streets and Lanes in the Parish and Borough of New Windsor, in the County of Berks, and for preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein,” 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.”

Sir Bellingham Graham et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Bellingham Graham of Norton Conyers, .in the County of york, Baronet, and of Reginald Graham Esquire and Mitchell Graham Esquire, Brothers of the said Sir Bellingham Graham; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the several 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. 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.

Heniuysen's Nat. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Lewis Diedrick Beshuysen.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Pechell and Mr. Cuddon:

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

Respondent peremptorily to answer Waddell's Appeal.

The House being informed, “That Charles inglis, Respondent to the Appeal of Robert Waddell, had not put in his Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose:”

And thereupon an Affidavit of Alexander Orr Writer to the Signet, of the due Service of the said Order, being read:

Ordered, That the said Respondent do put in his Answer to the said Appeal peremptorily in a Week.

For allowing Vintners and Victuallers to use Plate, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repealing so much of an Act, made in the Seventh and Eighth Years of the Reign of King William the Third, intituled, “An Act to encourage the bringing Plate into the Mint to be coined, and for the further remedying the ill State of the Coin of the Kingdom;” as restrains any Person keeping an Inn, Tavern, Alehouse, or Victualling House, or selling Wine, Ale, Beer, or any other Liquors, by Retail, from publickly using any wrought or manufactured Plate, or any Utensil or Vessel thereof, except Spoons; and for putting an End to Prosecutions commenced for Offences against such Part of the said Ad.”

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on the First Day of Meeting after the Recess at Christmas.

Payne for a Bill to take the Name of Galway.

Upon reading the Petition of Stephen Payne Galway Esquire, lately called Stephen Payne, praying Leave to bring in a Bill to enable him and his Issue to take the Surname and Arms of (fn. 1) Galway, pursuant to the Will of Tobias Wall Galway Esquire deceased:

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

Sinclair against Thrieplands.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Katherine Sinclair and others are Appellants, and David and Stewart Thrieplands 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 Lunse, decimum sextum diem (fn. 2) instantis Januarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

29o Die Martii 1786.

Hitherto examined by us, the following Interlineations appearing:

Page 248, between Lines 11 and 12.

276, - 3 - 4.

Morton.

John Bangor.

Scarsdale.

Hawke.

Footnotes

1 This Name in all the other Entries is spelt Galwey.
2 Sic.