House of Lords Journal Volume 32
May 1769

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DIE Lunæ, 1o Maii 1769.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.Ds. Willoughby Pr.
Epus. Cestrien.Comes Denbigh.Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Meneven.Comes Westmorland.Ds. Delamer.
Comes Shaftesbury.Ds. Craven.
Comes Rochford.Ds. Cadogan.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Ducie.
Comes Marchmont.Ds. King.
Viscount Say & Sele.Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Ds. Beaulieu,

PRAYERS.

Messages from H. C. to return E Stafford's. Estate Bill:

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir William Bagot and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Estates of the Right Honourable William late Earl of Stafford, deceased, in the Counties of Stafford and Salop, devised by his Will in Trustees, to be sold for the Payment of the Debts and Incumbrances affecting the same, and for other Purposes;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Torre's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting in Trustees, several Real Estates late of Jane Torre Widow deceased, in Hessle, Tranby, Anlaby, and elsewhere, within the County of the Town of Kingston upon Hull, which were given and devised by her Will to and for the Benefit of the Reverend Mr. James Torre Clerk her Son, and his Children, upon Trust to sell the same, and apply the Money to arise by the Sale in Manner therein expressed;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Bills passed by Commission.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, “That His Majesty had been pleased to issue a Commission to several Lords therein named, for declaring His Royal Assent to several Acts agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament.”

The House was adjourned during Pleasure. The House was resumed.

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 Archbishop of Canterbury on his Right Hand, and the Earl of Marchmont on his Left, commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the Commons, “The Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House, to hear the Commission read:”

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

“His Majesty not thinking sit to be personally present here at this Time, has been pleased to cause a Commission to be issued under the Great Seal, and thereby given His Royal Assent to divers Acts, which have been agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament, the Titles whereof are particularly mentioned and by the said Commission hath commanded us to declare and notify His Royal Assent to the said several Acts, in the Presence of you the Lords and Commons, assembled for that Purpose; which Commission you will now hear read.”

Then the said Commission was read by the Clerk, as follows:

GEORGE R.

“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 the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our Trusty and Well-beloved the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs, of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting. Whereas, We have seen and perfectly understood divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our Loving Subjects the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue; (that is to say), “An act to continue certain Laws, therein mentioned, for granting, for a limited Time, a Liberty to carry Rice from His Majesty's Provinces of South and North Carolina and Georgia, directly to any Part of America to the Southward of the said Provinces, subject to the like Duty as is now. paid on the Exportation of Rice from the said Colonies to Places in Europe, situate to the Southward of Cape Finisterre” “An act to permit the Inhabitants of Jersey and Guernsey to export directly from thence to Newfoundland, or the British Colonies in America, Goods necessary for the Fishery, under certain Restrictions, and to import from thence non-enumerated Goods, (except Rum), and to land the same in the said Islands.” “An act for the more effectual Punishment of such Persons as shall demolish or pull down, burn, or otherwise destroy or spoil, any Mill or Mills; and for preventing the destroying or damaging of Engines for draining Collieries and Mines; or Bridges, Waggon Ways, or other Things used in conveying Coals, Lead, Tin, or other Minerals, from Mines; or Fences for enclosing Lands, in pursuance of Acts of Parliament.” An Act for repealing so much of an Act, passed in the Tenth Year of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, as relates to the Harbour Moorings of the Royal Navy, and for the more effectual Preservation of such Harbour Moorings, and Punishment of Persons guilty of Healing or embezzling His Majesty's Naval Stores, or of Forgery, or Perjury, in relation to Seamen's Wages.” “An act for the more effectual Relief of the Poor in the County of Devon.” “An Act for paving, cleansing, lighting, and watching, the High Streets and Lanes in the Parish of Saint Nicholas, within the City of Rochester, and Parish of Strood, in the County of Kent; and for making a Road through Star Lane, across certain Fields adjoining thereto, to Chatham Hill, in the said County.” “An act for laying open and widening certain Ways and Passages within the Town of Birmingham, and for cleansing and lighting the Streets, Lanes, Ways, and Passages there; and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Obstructions therein.” “An act for building a Bridge at Worcester over the River Severn, and for opening convenient Avenues to the said Bridge.” “An act for building a Chapel at Plymouth Dock, in the Parish of Stoke Damerell, in the County of Devon “An Act for the establishing and Well-governing an Hospital for the Reception, Maintenance, and Employment of Penitent Prostitutes; and for extinguishing the Right of Common of and in certain Lands in Saint George's Fields, in the County of Surrey.” “An Act for repairing the Roads leading from the Turnpike Road in Tring, in the County of Hertford, through Dunstable, Hitchin, Baldock, and Royston, to the Turnpike Road at or near Bourn Bridge, and from the West End of Wellbury Lane to the Turnpike Road at the South End of Barton, in the Counties of Hertford, Bucks, Bedford, and Cambridge.” “An Act to continue and render more effectual an Act, passed in the Thirtieth Year of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from Hitchin, in the County of Hertford, through Shefford, to the Turnpike Road from Saint Albans to Bedford, and other Roads therein mentioned; and for repairing and widening the Road from Shefford Way Post to the Turnpike Road at Henlow, in the County of Bedford.” “An Act for repairing the Road from Stoney Stratford, in the County of Bucks, through the Towns of Buckingham and Biceseter, to the Town of Woodstock, in the County of Oxford” “An Act for making a Road from the South End of Blackfriars Bridge, to the present Turnpike Road cross Saint George's Fields, and from thence to some Place at or near the House called the Dog and Duck, and to Newington Butts, in the County of Surry; and for empowering the Trustees for carrying into Execution an Act, passed in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, to repair, light, and watch, the said Roads when made.” “An act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts, passed in the Third and Twenty-second Years of His late Majesty, for repairing the several Roads leading into the City of Hereford; and for amending the Roads to Lantloudy Hill and Langua Bridge.” “An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act, passed in the Twenty-seventh Year of King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from Leicester to Narborough, and from Leicester to Coventry, and from thence through Kenilworth to Warwick, and other Roads, and for other Purposes in the said Act mentioned, so far as the same relates to the Road from the Borough of Leicester to the Town of Narborough, and from Leicester to Hinckley, in the County of Leicester” “An Act to amend an Act of the Fifth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing and widening the Road from Tonbridge” to Maidstone, and from Wats Cross to Cowden, in the County of Kent, so far as the same relates to the Repair of the Road from Wat's Cross to Cowden; and for repairing the Roads leading from Sevenoaks Common to Crockhurst Hatch Corner, and from Penshurst Town to Southborough, in the said County.” “An act to continue and render more effectual, Two Acts for amending several Roads leading from the City of Exeter, and for repairing and widening several other Roads therein mentioned and for rebuilding or repairing Exe Bridge, and making the Avenues leading thereto more commodious; and for building a Bridge over the River Exe, at or near Countess Wear, in the County of Devon.” “An Act for repealing so much of Two several Acts of Parliament, made and passed in the Seventeenth and Twenty-eighth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, as relate to the Road from the End of the County of Stafford, in the Post Road towards the City of Chester, through Woor in the County of Salop, to Nantwich in. the County of Chester, and from Nantwich to Tarporley, and from thence through Tarvin, in the said County of Chester, to the said City of Chester; and for more efectually repairing, widening, and supporting, the same Road; and also for repairing and widening the Road from Northwich, in the said County ofChesUr, to the Cross in Tarvin aforesaid.” “An act for discharging certain Estates of Denys Rolle Esquire, in the Counties of Somerset and Wilts, from the Uses thereof limited and declared, and for vesting the same in Trustees, to be sold, and applying the Purchase Money for the Purposes therein mentioned; and for settling other Estates in the County of Devon, of greater Value, to the like Uses.“An Act for revoking and making void Part of the Trusts declared by an Act of Parliament, passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for selling Part of the Settled Estates of Robert Dolman Esquire, in Rocklington, and elsewhere, in the County of York, for discharging the Debts and Incumbrances of himself and Robert Dolman the Younger, his eldest Son, affecting the same; and for making Provision for Robert Dolman the Younger, and for the younger Children of Robert Dolman the Elder;” and for declaring other Trusts relative thereto; and for making Provision for Payment of other Debts and Incumbrances of the said Robert Dolman the Elder and Robert Dolman the. Younger, not provided for by the said Act; and for making a Recompence and Provision for the First and other Sons in Succession, or other Heir of the Bodies of the said Robert Dolman the Younger and Peggy his Wife, during the Lives of their said Father and Mother, and the Survivor of them; and for the better Security of Purchasers under the said Act.“An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of the Reverend Thomas Whitehurst Clerk and Sarah his Wife, in the Counties of Hertford and Bedford, in the said Thomas Whitehurst, in Fee Simple, and for settling other Estates of the said Thomas Whitehurst, in the said County of Hertford, to the same Uses as the said Estates were settled.” “An act for confirming and carrying into Execution certain Agreements entered into between William Hurst, William Powell, Esquires, and others, for raising Money out of the Estates late of Thomas Herbert Esquire, in the Counties of Glamorgan and Monmouth, for Payment of the Debts and Legacies of Lucy Allen, and for other Purposes, and for settling the Residue of the said Estates to the Uses of her Will.” “An act for vesting in Trustees, to be sold, the Freehold and Inheritance of the Estate of George Markham Esquire deceased, in the County of Lincoln, along with a precedent Term therein; and for other Purposes.” “An act for obviating a Doubt arising on the Settlement of Peregrine Berne Esquire with Catherine his present Wife.” “An act for indemnifying Thomas Twisleton and Francis Twisleton Esquires, the Purchasers of certain Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Oxford, belonging to James Ness Gentleman and Charlotte his Wife, as to the Payment of their Purchase Money, and settling the feme for the Purposes therein mentioned.” “An act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Common Pastures, and Parcels of Land and Grounds, within the Township of Bishop Wilton, in the East Riding of the County of York.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Sundon, in the County of Bedford” “An Act for dividing and enclosing all the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and all other Open, Commonable, and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Hucknal-Yorkard, in the County of Nottingham.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Downs, and Commonable Lands, within the Manor and Lordship of Coln Saint Aldwins, in the County of Gloucester” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands, in the Liberties of Sudbrook, within the Manor and Parish of Ancaster, in the County of Lincoln.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, and Pastures, in the Lordship of Claypole, within the Manor and Parish of Claypole, in the County of Lincoln.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons or Moors, within the Township of Bramley, in the Parish of BraithwelL in the County of York” “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Wootton, in the County of Oxford” “An Act for enclosing certain common and unenclosed Tracts of Land in the Parishes of Horsington, Wincanton, and Mapperton, in the County of Somerset” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and Waste Grounds, within the Townships of Beckingham and Sutton, in the Manor and Parish of Beckingham, in the County of Lincoln.“An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Moor or Common in the Township of Thornley, in the Parish of Wolsingham, and within the Manor of Brancepeth, in the County Palatine of Durham.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Parish and Liberty of Pavenham, in the County of Bedford.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, in the Parish and Township of Bedworth, in the County of Warwick, and for regulating certain Charity Estates within the said Parish.” “An act for dividing and enclosing a certain Open and Common Field and Commonable Lands, in the Townships and Liberties of Upper Middleton Cheney and Lower Middleton Cheney, in the County of Northampton” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, and other unenclosed Grounds, within the Manor and Township of Aclome, in the Eas Riding of the County of York.” “An Act for embanking, draining, and preserving, certain Low Grounds, in the Parishes or Townships of Laneham, Rampton, Treswell, South Leverton, North Leverton, Habbles-thorpeotherwise Apesthorpe, Littlebrough, Sturton, Fenton, and West Burton, in the County of Nottingham.” “An Act to enable the Right Honourable James Grenville and the Right Honourable Charles Earl Cornwallis to. take, in Great Britain, the Oath of Office as Vice Treasurer and Receiver General and Paymaster General of all His Majesty's Revenues in the Kingdom of Ireland, and to qualify themselves for the Enjoyment of the said Offices.” “An Act to enable William Walsh, heretofore called William Mosely, and his Issue, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Walsh, pursuant to the Will of William Walsh deceased.” “An Act for naturalizing Samuel Canale Esquire, and to enable him, and his Issue, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Thorold.” “An Act for naturalizing Gerard Backus and Leonard Holl““An Act for naturalizing John Christian Hoffman” And albeit, the said Acts by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts: And forasmuch as for divers Causs and Consderations, We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same, and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; Willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence, and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force, and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly in the Presence of you all assented to the same: And we do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern; commanding also by these Presents Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Charles Lord Camden, Our Chancellor of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent with our Great Seal of Great Britain; and also commanding the Most Reverend Father in God, Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Frederick Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, Granville Earl Gower, President of Our Council; George William Earl of Bristol, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our Right Trusty and Right Entirely-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton, First Commissioner of Our Treasury; Thomas Duke of Leeds, John Duke of Rutland, Peregrine Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, Great Chamberlain of England; Hugh Duke of Northumberland; Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, William Earl Talbot, Steward of Our Household; Francis Seymour Earl of Hertford, Chamberlain of Our Household; Robert Earl of Holdernesse, William Henry Earl of Rochford, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; Hugh Earl of Marchmont, John Earl Ligonier, Thomas Viscount Weymouth, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; and Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellors, Wills Lord Harwich, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; William Lord Mansfield, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; Thomas Lord Grantham, and John Lord Lovell & Holland; or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent, in Our Absence in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts, with such Terms and Words in Our Name as is requisite and hath been accustomed for the same, and also to enroll these Our Letters Patent and the said Acts in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf; and ofinally, We do declare and will that, after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament and Laws, to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing or Things, to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Twenty-ninth Day of April, in the Ninth Year of Our Reign.

By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

“Yorke and Yorke.”

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

“In Obedience to His Majesty's Commands, and by virtue of the Commission which has been now read, we do declare and notify to you, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That His Majesty hath given His Royal Assent to the several Acts in the Commission mentioned, and the Clerks are required to pass the same in the usual Form and Words:”

“1. An Act to continue certain Laws, therein mentioned, for granting, for a limited Time, a Liberty to carry Rice from His Majesty's Provinces of South and North Carolina and Georgia, directly to any Part of America to the Southward of the said Provinces, subject to the like Duty as is now paid on the Exportation of Rice from the said Colonies to Places in Europe, situate to the Southward of Cape Finisterre.

“2. An Act to permit the Inhabitants of Jersey and Guernsey to export directly from thence to Newfoundland, or the British Colonies in America, Goods necessary for the Fishery, under certain Restrictions; and to import from thence non-enumerated Goods, (except Rum), and to land the same in the said Islands.”

“3. An Act for the more effectual Punishment of such Persons as shall demolish or pull down, burn, or otherwise destroy or spoil, any Mill or Mills; and for preventing the destroying or damaging of Engines for draining Collieries and Mines; or Bridges, Waggon Ways, or other Things, used in conveying Coals, Lead, Tin, or other Minerals, from Mines; or Fences for enclosing Lands, in pursuance of Acts of Parliament.”

“4. An Act for repealing so much of an Aft, passed in the Tenth Year of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, as relates to the Harbour Moorings of the Royal Navy, and for the more effectual Preservation of such Harbour Moorings, and Punishment of Persons guilty of stealing or embezzling His Majesty's Naval Stores, or of Forgery or Perjury in relation to Seamen's Wages.”

“5. An Act for the more effectual Relief of the Poor in the County of Devon.

“6. An Act for paving, cleansing, lighting, and watching, the High Streets and Lanes in the Parish of Saint Nicholas, within the City of R Chester, and Parish of Strood, in the County of Kent; and for making a Road through Star Lane, across certain Fields adjoining thereto, to Chatham Hill, in the said County.”

“7. An Act for laying open and widening certain Ways and Passages within the Town of Birmingham, and for cleansing and lighting the Streets, Lanes, Ways, and Passages there, and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Obstructions therein.”

“8. An Act for building a Bridge at Worcester over the River Severn, and opening convenient Avenues to the said Bridge.”

“9. An Act for building a Chapel at Plymouth Dock, in the Parish of Stoke Damerell, in the County of Devon

“10. An Act for the establishing and well governing an Hospital for the Reception, Maintenance, and Employment, of Penitent Prostitutes; and for extinguishing the Right of Common of and in certain Lands in Saint George's Fields, in the County of Surry

“11. An Act for repairing the Roads leading from the Turnpike Road in Tring, in the County of Hertford, through Dunstable, Hitchin, Baldick, and Royston, to the Turnpike Road at or near Bourn Bridge, and from the West End of Wellbury Lane to the Turnpike Road at the South End of Barton, in the Counties of Hertford, Bucks, Bedford, and Cambridge.

“12. An Act to continue and render more effectual an Aft, passed in the Thirtieth Year of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from Hitchin, in the County of Hertford, through Shefford, to the Turnpike Road from Saint Albans to Bedford, and other Roads therein mentioned; and for repairing and widening the Road from Shefford Way Post to the Turnpike Road at Henlow, in the County of Bedford.

“13. An Act for repairing the Road from Stoney Stratford, in the County of Bucks, through the Towns of Buckingham and Bicester, to the Town of Woodstock, in the County of Oxford.

“14. An Act for making a Road from the South End of Blackfriars Bridge to the present Turnpike Road cross Saint George's Fields, and from thence to some Place at or near the House called The Dog and Duck, and to Newington Butts, in the County of Surry; and for empowering the Trustees for carrying into Execution an Act, passed in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, to repair, light, and watch the said Roads when made.”

“15. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts, passed in the Third and Twenty-second Years of His late Majesty, for repairing the several Roads leading into the City of Hereford; and for amending the Roads to Lancloudy Hill and Langua Bridge.

“16. An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual an Act, passed in the Twenty-seventh Year of King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from Leicester to Narborough, and from Leicester to Coventry, and from thence, through Kenilworth to Warwick, and other Roads, and for other Purposes in the said Act mentioned, so far as the same relates to the Road from the Borough of Leicester to the Town of Narborough, and from Leicester to Hinckley in the County of Leicester.

“17. An Act to amend an Act of the Fifth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing and widening the Road from Tonbridge to Maidstone, and from Wat's Cross to Cowden, in the County of Kent, so far as the same relates to the Repair of the Road from Wat's Cross to Cowden; and for repairing the Roads leading from Sevenoaks Common to Crockhust Batch-Corner; and from Penshurst Town to Southborough, in the said County.”

“18. An Act to continue and render more effectual Two Acts for amending several Roads leading from the City of Exeter, and for repairing and widening several other Roads therein mentioned; and for rebuilding or repairing Exe Bridge, and making the Avenues leading thereto more commodious; and for building a Bridge over the River Exe at or near Countess Wear, in the County of Devon

“19. An Act for repealing so much of Two several Acts of Parliament, made and passed in the Seventeenth and Twenty-eighth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, as relate to the Road from the End of the County of Stafford, in the Post Road, towards the City of Chester, through Woor in the County of Salop, to Nantwich in the County of Chester, and from Nantwich to Tarporley, and from thence, through Tarvin in the said County of Chester, to the said City of Chester; and for more effectually repairing, widening, and supporting the same Road; and also for repairing and widening the Road from Northwich, in the said County of Chester, to the Cross in Tarvin aforesaid.”

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, severally, by the Clerk Assistant in these Words;

Le Roy le veult

“20. An Act for discharging certain Estates of Denys Rolle Esquire, in the Counties of Somerset and Wilts, from the Uses thereof limited and declared, and for vesting the same in Trustees, to be sold, and applying the Purchase Money for the Purposes therein mentioned; and for settling other Estates, in the County of Devon, of greater Value, to the like Uses

“21. An Act for revoking and making void Part of the Trusts declared by an Act of Parliament, passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An act for selling Part of the Settled Estates of Robert Dolman Esquire, in Pocklington, and elsewhere, in the County of York, for discharging the Debts and Incumbrances of himself and Robert Dolman the Younger his eldest Son, affecting the same; and for making Provision for Robert Dolman the Younger, and for the younger Children of Robert Dolman the Elder;” and for declaring other Trusts relative thereto;and for making Provision for Payment of other Debts and Incumbrances of the said Robert Dolman the Elder and Robert Dolman the Younger, not provided for by the said Act; and for making a Recompence and Provision for the First and other Sons in Succession, or other Heir, of the Bodies of the said Robert Dolman the Younger and Peggy his Wife, during the Lives of their said Father and Mother, and the Survivor of them; and for the better Security of Purchasers under the said Act.”

“22. An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of the Reverend Thomas Whitehurst Clerk, and Sarah his Wife, in the Counties of Hertford and Bedford, in the said Thomas Whitehurst in Fee Simple; and for settling other Estates of the said Thomas Whitehurst, in the said County of Hertford, to the same Uses as the said Estates were settled.”

“23. An Act for confirming and carrying into Execution certain Agreements entered into between William Hurst, William Powell, Esquires, and others, for raising Money out of the Estates late of Thomas Herbert Esquire, in the Counties of Glamorgan and Monmouth, for Payment of the Debts and Legacies of Lucy Allen, and for other Purposes; and for settling the Residue of the said Estates to the Uses of her Will.”

“24. An Act for vesting in Trustees, to be sold, the Freehold and Inheritance of the Estate of George Markham Esquire deceased, in the County of Lincoln, along with a Precedent Term therein, and for other Purposes.”

“25. An Act for obviating a Doubt arising on the Settlement of Peregrine Bertie Esquire with Catherine his present Wife.”

“26. An Act for indemnifying Thomas Twisleton and Francis Twisleton Esquires, the Purchasers of certain Lands and Hereditaments in the County of Oxford, belonging to James Ness Gentleman and Charlotte his Wife, as to the Payment of their Purchase Money, and settling the same for the Purposes therein mentioned.”

“27. An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Common Pastures, and Parcels of Land and Grounds, within the Township of Bishop Wilton, in the East Riding of the County of York

“28. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Sundon, in the County of Bedford

“29. An Act for dividing and enclosing all the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and all other Open, Commonable, and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Hucknal-Yorkard, in the County of Nottingham.

“30. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Downs, and Commonable Lands, within the Manor and Lordship of Coln Saint Aldwins, in the County of Gloucester.

“31. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands, in the Liberties of Sudbrook, within the Manor and Parish of Ancaster, in the County of Lincoln.

“32. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, and Pastures, in the Lordship of Claypole, within the Manor and Parish of Claypole, in the County of Lincoln

“33. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons or Moors within the Township of Bramley, in the Parish of Braithwell, in the County of York.

“34. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Wootton, in the County of Oxford

“35. An Act for enclosing certain Common and unenclosed Tracts of Land in the Parishes of Horsington, Wincanton, and Mapperton, in the County of Somerset.

“36. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and Waste Grounds, within the Townships of Beckingham and Sutton, in the Manor and Parish of Beckingham, in the County of Lincoln.

“37. An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Moor or Common, in the Township of Thornley, in the Parish of Wolsingham, and within the Manor of Brancepeth, in the County Palatine of Durham

“38. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Parish and Liberty of Pavenham, in the County of Bedford.

“39. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, in the Parish and Township of Bedworth, in the County of Warwick; and for regulating certain Charity Estates within the said Parish.”

“40. An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Open and Common Field, and Commonable Lands, in the Townships and Liberties of Tipper Middleton Cheney and Lower Middleton Cheney, in the County of Northampton.

“41. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, and other unenclosed Grounds, within the Manor and Township of Aclome, in the East Riding of the County of York.

“42. An Act for embanking, draining, and preserving, certain Low Grounds in the Parishes or Townships of Laneham, Rampton, Treswell, South Leverton, North Leverton, Habblesthorpe otherwise Apesthorpe, Littlebrough, Sturton, Fenton, and West Burton, in the County of Nottingham.

“43. An Act to enable the Right Honourable James Grenville and the Right Honourable Charles Earl Cornwallis to take, in Great Britain, the Oath of Office as Vice Treasurer, and Receiver General, and Paymaster General, of all His Majesty's Revenues in the Kingdom of Ireland, and to qualify themselves for the Enjoyment of the said Offices.”

“44. An Act to enable William Walsh, heretofore called William Mosely, and his Issue, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Walsh, pursuant to the Will of William Walsh deceased.”

“45. An Act for naturalizing Samuel Candle Esquire, and to enable him and his Issue to take and use the Surname and Arms of Thorold.”

“46. An Act for naturalizing Gerard Backus and Leonard Holl.

“47. An Act for naturalizing John Christian Hoffman

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, severally, by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words:

Soit fait comme il est desire.

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Sinking Fund Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund, and for applying a certain Sum therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and sixty-nine;, and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Applying certain Monies towards the present Year, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An act: for applying certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and sixty-nine.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

American Raw Silk Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An act for further encouraging the Growth and Culture of Raw Silk in His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in America

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England for One Year, beginning the Twenty fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and sixty-nine.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Naval Stores, &c. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An act for discontinuing upon the Exportation of Iron imported in Foreign Ships, the Drawback of such Part of the Duties payable thereon, as exceeds the Duties payable upon Iron imported in British Ships; to prohibit the Exportation of Pig and Bar Iron and certain Naval Stores, unless the Preemption thereof be offered to the Commissioners of the Navy; to repeal so much of an Act, made in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, as discontinued the Drawback upon Foreign Rough Hemp exported; for providing a Compensation to the Clerks in the Offices of the Principal Secretaries of State, for the Advantages such Clerks enjoyed before the Commencement of an Act, made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for preventing Frauds and Abuses in relation to the sending and receiving Letters and Packets free from the Duty of Postage;” and to explain and amend the said Act:.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative,

Duties of Customs, &c. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for better securing the Duties of Customs upon certain Goods removed from the Out Ports and other Places to London,; for regulating the Fees of the Officers of His Majesty's Customs in the Province of Senegambia in Africa; for allowing to the Receivers General of the Duties on Offices and Employments in Scotland, a proper Compensation for their Trouble and Expences; for the better Preservation of Hollies, Thorns, and Quicksets, in Forests, Chaces, and Private Grounds, and of Trees and Underwoods in Forests and Chaces; and for authorizing the Exportation of a limited Quantity of an inferior Sort of Barley called Bigg, from the Port of Kirkwall, in the Islands of Orkney.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Expiring Laws, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for reviving several Acts, for preventing Abuses in making Bricks and Tiles; and for indemnifying Justices of the Peace, and others, who have acted under the said Acts; and for indemnifying Persons who have omitted to make and file Affidavits; and for allowing further Time for paying Duties omitted to be paid upon Contracts with Clerks and Apprentices; for making forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills, Lottery Tickets, Certificates, Receipts, Annuity Orders, and other Orders, lost, burnt, or destroyed; and for repaying to Joseph Glover and John Bill, the Duty by them paid on a Cargo of "Wheat, and for allowing the same to be landed for Home Consumption; and for preventing Parish Poor being paid in base or counterfeit Coin.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Blidworth Enclosure Bil.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Common and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Bhdworth, in the County of Nottingham.

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 Eight preceding Bills.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Harris and Mr. Browning:

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

Grey et al. against Montagu et al. Petition to attend Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition of George Grey, Hugh Moises, Edmund Burton and Maty his Wife, Sir Thomas Clavering, George Clavering John Smiles, and William Brown, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House; setting forth, “That the Petitioners have in this Session of Parliament lodged their Appeal before their Lordships, to be relieved against an Order of Dismission, made in a certain Cause lately depending in the Court of Chancery, wherein the Petitioner the said George Grey and Hugh Moises were Plaintiffs; and Edward Montagu, Anthony Isaacson. William Archdeacon, Thomas Davidson, and the Petitioners Edmund Burton and Mary his Wife, Sir Thomas Clavering, George Clavering, John Smiles, William Brown, and His Majesty's Attorney General, by amended Bill and Bill of Revivor, were Defend: ants; to which Appeal the usual Order was made for the said Respondents to put in their Answer thereto, but which they have not done; that the Petitioners have been lately informed the said Anthony Isaacson died some Time since, leaving Anthony Isaacson his Son and Heir at Law, who, as the Petitioners are advised, is become materially interested in the Matters contained in the said Appeal, and that it is become necessary to make him a Party thereto;” and therefore praying, “That they may be at Liberty to amend their said Appeal, by making the said Anthony Isaacson the Son a Party Respondent thereto, in the Room of his said late Father, they amending the Respondents Copy; and that the said Anthony Isaacson the Son may be Ordered to put in his Answer to the said Appeal; within the usual Time:”

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to amend their laid Appeal, as desired, by making the said Anthony Isaacson a Party Respondent thereto; and that he do put in his Answer thereto in Writing on or before Monday the 14th Day of this instant May.

Levy against Norden:

Upon reading the Petition of Levy Norden, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Judah Levy is Plaintiff:

Peace against Lewis:

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

Writs of Error Nonpros'd with Costs.

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

Peers Pedigrees reported.

The Lord Delamer reported, from the Lords Committees for Privilege's, “That the Committee had met and considered of the Pedigrees of John Frederick Duke of Dorset, Thomas Lord Viscount Wentworth, William Lord Craven, Robert Lord Romney, and Andrew Lord Archer, and examined Mr. Bigland and Mr. Herd Heralds, upon Oath, in relation thereto at the Bar, who fully verified the same, together with the Proofs thereof; and that the said Peers have, respectively, signed and certified the same to be true, to the best of their Knowledge, Information, and Belief, upon their Honour, pursuant to the Orders of this House.”

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 9o Maii 1769.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales pr'sentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Dux Gloucester.Ds. Harwich,Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Cestrien.Dux Cumberland.Ds. Le Despencer.
domes Gower, Praeses.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Dux Bolton.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus CamerariusDs. Custom.
Dux Northumberland.Ds. Delamer.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.Ds. Cadogan.
Comes Huntingdon.Ds. Ducie.
Comes DenbighDs. Godolphin.
Comes Westmorland.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Sandwich.Ds. Beaulieu.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Strathmore.
Comes Roseberry.
Comes Sussex.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

Simson against Mac Donald.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of James Simson Merchant in Glasgow, complaining of several Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 5th of August 1767, the 24th and 26th of January, the 8th a nd, 11th of February, and 26th of April 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 William Mac Donald may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said William Mac Donald may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 6th Day of June next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any One of the Pursuers, Procurators, or Agents, in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure to robe.

The House was resumed,

The King present.

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 Uslier 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,

He, after a Speech to His Majesty in relation to the Money Bills to be passed, delivered them to the Clerk, who brought them to the Table, where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow:

Bills passed.

“1. An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund; and for applying a certain Sum, therein mentioned, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and sixty-nine; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament.”

“2. An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money to be raised by a Lottery.”

“3. An Act for applying certain Monies, therein mentioned, for the Service of the Year One thousand, seven hundred and sixty-nine.”

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, by the Clerk Assistant, severally, in these Words; (videlicet),

Le Roy remercie ses bons Subjects, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult.

“4. An Act for better securing the Duties of Customs upon certain Goods removed from the Out Ports and other Places to London; for regulating the Fees of the Officers of His Majesty's Customs in the Province of Senegambia in Africa; for allowing to the Receivers General of the Duties on Offices and Employments in Scotland, a proper Compensation for their Trouble and Expences; for the better Preservation of Hollies, Thorns, and Quicksets, in Forests, Chaces, and Private Grounds, and of Trees and Underwoods in Forests and Chaces; and for authorizing the Exportation of a limited Quantity of an inferior Sort of Barley called Bigg, from the Port of Kirkwall, in the Islands of Orkney.

“5. An Act for discontinuing, upon the Exportation of Iron imported in Foreign Ships, the Draw-back of such Part of the Duties payable thereon as exceeds the Duties payable upon Iron imported in British Ships; to prohibit the Exportation of Pig and Bar Iron, and certain Naval Stores, unless the Preemption thereof be offered to the Commissioners of the Navy; to repeal so much of an Aft, made in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, as discontinued the Drawback upon Foreign Rough Hemp exported; for providing a Compensation to the Clerks in the Offices of the Principal Secretaries of State for the Advantages such Clerks enjoyed before the Commencement of an Aft, made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for preventing Frauds and Abuses in relation to the sending and receiving Letters and Packets free from the Duty of Postadge,” and to explain and amend the said Act.

“6. An Act for reviving several Acts for preventing Abuses in making Bricks and Tiles; and for indemnifying Justices of the Peace, and others, who have acted under the said Acts; and for indemnifying Persons who have omitted to make and file Affidavits; and for allowing further Time for paying Duties omitted to be paid upon Contracts with Clerks and Apprentices; for making forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills, Lottery, Tickets, Certificates, Receipts, Annuity Orders; and other Orders, lost, burnt, or destroyed; and for repaying to Joseph Glover and John Bill, the Duty by them paid on a Cargo of Wheat, and for allowing the same to be landed for Home Consumption; and for preventing Parish Poor being paid in base or counterfeit Coin.”

“7. An Act for further encouraging the Growth and Culture of Raw Silk in His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in America.

“8. An Act to permit the free Importation of certain Raw Hides and Skins from Ireland, and the British Plantations in America, for a limited Time; and for taking off the Duties upon Seal Skins tanned or tawed in this Kingdom, and for granting another Duty in Lieu thereof; for indemnifying all Persons with respect to advising or executing any of His Majesty's Orders of Council prohibiting the Importation of Raw Hides, Horns, and Hoots, of insected Cattle; and to authorize the Prohibition of the Importation of such Hides, Horns, and Hoofs, for the sutuie.”

“9. An Act for explaining, amending, and continuing, an Act, made in the and Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the several Laws now in being, relating to the railing and training the Militia, within that Part of Great Britain called England.

“10. An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia, in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and sixty-nine.”

“11. An Act to empower the Trustees of the Will of the late General Pulteney, and other Trustees appointed by this Act, to purchase and exchange Lands and Grounds in the Manor of Bathwick. in the County of Somerset, for the Purpose of making certain Roads and Ways to and from a free Bridge by them intended to be built over the River Avon, in the said County; and also to empower the Persons in Possession of the said Estate, for the Time being, under the said Will, to grant Leases of certain Lands and Houses in the said Manor; and likewise to enable the said Trustees to grant certain Grounds and Springs of Water within the said Manor of Bathwick, to the Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens of Bath, and for> extending the Jurisdiction of the said Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens, over Part of the said Manor of Batrwick; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced by the Clerk Assistant, severally, in these Words; (videlicet),

Le Roy le veult

“12. An Act for vesting the Estates of the Right Honourable William late Earl of Stafford deceased, in the Counties of Stafford and Salop, devised by his Will in Trustees, to be sold for the Payment of the Debts and Incumbrances assesting the same; and for other Purposes.”

“13. An Act for vesting in Trustees several Real Estates, late of Jane Torre Widow deceased, in Hessle, Tranby, Anlaby, and elsewhere, within the County of the Town of Kingston upon Hull, which were given and devised by her Will to and for the Benefit of the Reverend Mr. James Torre Clerk her Son, and his Children, upon Trust, to sell the same, and apply the Money to arise by the Sale in Manner therein expressed.”

“14. An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Common and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Blidworth, in the County of Nottingham

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced by the Clerk Assistant, severally, in these Words (videlicet),

Soit fait comme il est desire.

Then His Majesty was pleased to Speak as follows:

My Lords, and Gentlemen;

His Majesty's Speech.

Having thought it necessary to give so early & Commencement to the present Session of Parliament I am. glad to find, that by your Zeal and Assiduity in the Dispatch of the Publick Business, I am now enabled to relieve you from your Attendance before the Season of the Year is too far advanced.

I cannot put an End to the Session, without expressing my entire Approbation of your Conduct, and thanking you for that clear Demonstration which your Proceedings, through the whole Course of the Session, have afforded to all the World, of the affectionate Attachment of My Parliament to My Person and Government, as well as of their steady Adherence to the true Interest of their Country.

It was with much Satisfaction that I observed your particular Attention to those great National Objects, which, at the Opening of the Session, I recommended to your more immediate Consideration. The Result of your Deliberations respecting the late Acquisitions in the East Indies, has shewn that you were not more attentive to the immediate Benefit arising therefrom, in Point of Revenue, than to the securing, at all Events, the permanent Commercial Interests of this Country, and guarding against every possible Discouragement to Our own Manufactures, and to the Industry of My Subjects. What more remains to be done for securing the Possession of those valuable Acquisitions, you will, I doubt not, proceed to provide for with all convenient Dispatch at your next; Meeting.

The Measures which I had taken regarding the late unhappy Disturbances in North America, have been already laid before you; they have received your Approbation; and you have assured Me of your firm Support in the Prosecution of them. Nothing in My Opinion could be more likely to enable the well-disposed among My Subjects in that Part of the World effectually to discourage and defeat the Designs of the Factious and Seditious, than the hearty Concurrence of every Branch of the Legislature, in the Resolution of maintaining the Execution of the Laws in every Part of my Dominions; and there is nothing I more ardently with for, than to fee it produce that good Effect.

With Respect to foreign Affairs, My own Determination, as well as the Assurances given Me by the other Powers 6f Europe, continue the same as I communicated to you at the Beginning of this Session; and however unsuccessful My Attempts have proved for preventing the unfortunate Rupture which has happened between Rissia and the Porte, I shall. not fail to use My good Offices towards restoring Peace between those Powers; and, I trust, that, the Calamities of War will not extend to any other Part of Europe.

Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

My particular Thanks are due to you, as well for the Supplies which you have granted Me for the Services of the Current Year, as for the Provision which you have made for enabling Me to discharge the Debt incurred upon Account of My Civil Government: Your Readiness in relieving Me from the Difficulties encreasing upon Me from the Continuance of that Debt, I shall ever consider as an additional Motive for Me to endeavour to confine the Expences of My Civil Government within such Bounds as the Honour of My Crown can possibly admit.

My Lords, and Gentlemen,

“It gives Me great Concern to be obliged to recommend to you, with more than ordinary Earnestness, that you would all, in your several Countries, exert your utmost Efforts for the Maintenance of Publick Peace and of good Order among My People. You must be sensible that whatever obstructs, in any Degree, the regular Execution of the Laws, or weakens the Authority of the Magistrate, must lessen the only Security which My People can have for the undisturbed Enjoyment of their Rights and Liberties. From your Endeavours in this common Cause, I promise Myself the most salutary Effect: On My Part, no Countenance or Support shall be wanting; for as I have ever made, and ever shall make, Our Excellent Constitution the Rule of My Own Conduct, so shall I always consider it as equally My Duty to exert every Power with which that Constitution has entrusted me, for preserving it safe from Violation of every Kind, being fully convinced, that, in so doing, I shall most effectually provide for the true Interest and Happiness of My People.”

Then the Lord Chancellor, having received Directions from His Majesty, said,

Parliament prorogued.

My Lords, and Gentlemen,

“It is His Majesty's Royal Will and Pleasure, That this Parliament be prorogued to Wednesday the 14th Day of June next, to be then here held. And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Wednesday the 14th Day of June next.”