House of Lords Journal Volume 32
May 1770, 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 32: May 1770, 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 32: 1768-1770 (1767-1830), pp. 579-600. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113336 Date accessed: 17 September 2014.


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DIE Lunæ, 14o Maii 1770.
D Gloucester takes the Oaths. St. Mary le Bone Church &c. Bill. Message from H. C to return Privilege of Parliament Bill. Receivers of Stolen Jewels, Sec. Bill. Coalheavers Bill. Bricks and Tiles Bill. Messages from H. C to return the Bill for Grenville et al to qualify as Vice Treasurers of Ireland, and Prowse's Bill. L. V. Clate et al to qualify as Vice Treasurers of Ireland, Bill: Message to H. C. with it. Redeeming Annuities, &c. Bill. Corn Register Bill. New York Paper Credit Bill. commissioners of the Land Tax Act, to rectify Mistakes in, Bill. In temerity,&c. Bill Knaresborough Forest Enclosure Bill The King's Consent signified to it. Scotch Entail Bill. American Indict, &C. Bill. Lottery Bill Addiest to His Majesty for Papers relating to Disturbances in America. Mortgage from H C to re turn E Clamicarde s Estate Bill with Amendments. Horned Cattle Bill. Straw Hats, to repeal the Duties on, Bill. Weights and Scales, for Excuseable Commodities, Bill. Motion for an Address to His Majesty to dissolve the Par, liament Hemp and Flax Bill. Speaker of H C. Warrant Bill. British and Irish Linens Longitude Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Adjourn. DIE Martis, 15o Maii 1770.
The King's Answer to Address of Yesterday. More American Papers delivered. Straw Hats, to repeal the Duties on. Bill. Horned Cattle Bill. Bricks and Tiles Bill. St Mary le Bone Clnuch. &c. Bill. Lottery Bill. American Papers to be considered. Civil Lift Accoutits, Persons to attend to be examined lelative to then not being presented. Weights and Scales, tor Exciseable Commodities, Bill. Receivers of Stolen Jewel, &c. Bill. Coalheavers Bill. American Indict, &c. Bill. Redeeming Annuities, &c. Bill New York paper credit Bill. Coin Register Bill. Commissioners. of the Land Tax to recti y Mistakes in, B.11. Indemnity, &c. Bill. British and Irish Linens Bill; Hemp and Flax Bill: Speaker of H.C. Warrants, Bill. Amercar Bill. Redeeming Aunmt c, &c. Bill New York Paper Credit Bill: Corn Register Bill. Commission ets o the Land Tax to rectify Mistakes in, Bill: Indemnity, &c. Bill Message to H.C. that the Londs have agreed to the Nine preceding Bills. E. Clanricarde'Estate Bill. Adjourn. DIE Mercurii, 16o Maii 1770.
Weights and Scales for Exciseable Commodities, Bill. Lottery Bill. Bricks and Tiles Bill. Shaw Hats to repeal t. Duties on he Bill. Horned Cattle Bill. Weights and Scales for Exciseable Commodities, Bill: Lottery Bill: Bricks and Tiles Bill: Straw Hats, to repeal the Duties on, Bills Homed cattle Bill. Message to 11 C. that the Lond have agreed to the Pive preceding Bills. Receivers of Stolen Jewels, &c. Bill. Sinking Fund Bill. East India Company' Servants Bill. Sinking Fund Bill. East India Company' Servants Bill. Pedigree of D. Norfolk delivered. Scotch Entail Bill. Adjourn. DIE Jovis, 17o Maii 1770.
Peers Pedigrees reported. St. Mary le Bone Church, &c. Bill. Coalheavers Bill. East India Company' Servants Bill. Sinking Fund Bill. St. Mary le Bone Church, &c. Bill. Coalheavers Bill: East India Companys Servants Bill: Sinking Fund Bill: Message to H C that the Lords have agreed to the Four preceding Bills. Receivers of Stolen Jewels, &c. Bill. Scotch Entail Bill. Receivers of Stolen Jewels, &c. Bill: Scotch Entail Bill: Message to H C. with Amendments to the Two Preceding Bills. L. Falconar et al against Scott, et upon. Lucas against Batson et al. Writ of Error nonpros's with Costs. Adjourn. DIE Veneris, 18o Maii 1770.
Fitzmaurice against Fitzmaurice. Knaresborough Forest Enclosure Bill. Message to H C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Persons examined respecting the Civil Lift Accounts not having been presented. D. Norfolk's Pedigree reported American Papers considered: Resolution moved thereupon: Motion to adjourn. Adjourn. DIE Sabbati, 19o Maii 1770.
Anglesea Peerage; Report from Committee of Privileges thereon. Sibley against Cuming in Error. Message from H.C. return the Bill for L.V. Clare et al. to qualify as Vice Treasurers of Ireland; and the Scotch Entail Bill and tl e Receivers of Stolen Jewels, Ac. Bill. King present. Bills passed Parliament prorogued. Footnotes

DIE Lunæ, 14o Maii 1770.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales praesentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Dux Gloucester. Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Duresm.Dux Cumberland.Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Eliens.Comes Gower, præses.Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Bat. & Wells.Comes Halifax, C.P.S.Ds. Willoughby B.
Epus. Cestrien.Dux Richmond.Ds. Willoughby Pr.
Epus. Cicestrien.Dux Grafton.Ds. Berkeley St.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Dux Ancaster. Magnus Camerarius.Ds. Boyle.
Epus. Glbcestr.Dux Portland.Ds. Masham.
Epus. Exon.Dux Manchester.Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Meneven.Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Ducie.
Dux Northumberland.Ds. King.
March. Rockingham.Ds. Monson.
Comes Talbot,SenescallusDs. Edgecumbe.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.Ds. Sandys.
Comes Huntingdon.Ds. Fortescue.
Comes Exeter.Ds. Archer.
Comes Denbigh.Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Westtnorland.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Thanet.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Carlisle.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Doncaster.Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Shaftesbury.Ds. Sondes.
Comes Litchfield.Ds. Boston.
Comes Abingdoii.Ds. Pelham.
Comes Plymouth.Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Scarborough.Ds. Beaulieu.
Comes Rochford:Ds. Vernon.
Comes Poulet.Ds. Camden.
Comes Strathmore.Ds. Digby.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Roseberry.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Tankerville
Comes Bristol.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Temple.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes DeLawarr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Chatham.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Mansfieldsat Speaker by virtue of His Majesty's Commission.

D Gloucester takes the Oaths.

His Royal Highness William Henry Duke of Gloucester 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 in a Certificate of his receiving the Sacrament, to the Truth whereof Witnesses were sworn and examined.

St. Mary le Bone Church &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for building a new Parish Church, and declaring the present Parish Church a Chapel; for making a Cemetery or Church Yard; and for building an House for the Use of the Minister of the Parish of Saint Mary le Bone, in the County of Middlesex;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C to return Privilege of Parliament Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the further preventing Delays of Justice, by Reason of Privilege of Parliament and to acquaint this House,that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Receivers of Stolen Jewels, Sec. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for making the Receiving of Stolen Jewels and Gold and Silver Plate, in the Case of Burglary and Highway Robbery, more penal;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Coalheavers Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to repeal an Act, passed in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for Relief of the Coalheavers working upon the River Thames ; and for enabling them to make Provision for such of themselves as shall be sick, lame, or past their Labour, and for their Widows and Orphans:” And to regulate the Price of their Labour, to prevent Frauds and Impositions on such Labourers; and for their further Relief;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bricks and Tiles Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for continuing and amending several Act for preventing Abuses in making Bricks and Tiles;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Said Three Bills were, severally, read the First Time.

Messages from H. C to return the Bill for Grenville et al to qualify as Vice Treasurers of Ireland,

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Charles Whitworth and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Right Honourable James Greenville, the Right Honourable Robert Craggs Lord Viscount Clare, and the Right Honourable Welbore Ellis, to take, in Great Britain, the Oath of Office as Nice-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;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Prowse's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to confirm and render valid and effectual a Partition of divers Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the several Counties of Somerset, Wilts, Worcester, Dorset, Surry, and Middlesex, and in the City of London, late the Estates of Thomas Prowse Esquire deceased, and which, upon the Death of George Prowse Esquire his only Son, devolved upon and vested in the Two Daughters and Coheiresses of the Said Thomas Prowse deceased; and for settling and assuring the Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, which, upon the Said Partition, have been allotted as the specifick Part or Share of each of the Said Daughters, to the several Uses therein limited;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment;

L. V. Clate et al to qualify as Vice Treasurers of Ireland, Bill:

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Right Honourable Robert Lord Viscount Clare, the Right Honourable Welbore Ellis, and the Right Honourable George Lord Edgecumbe, to take, in Great Britain, the Oath of Office as Nice-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,” 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.”

Ordered, That the Said Bill be engrossed.

Then the Said Bill was read the Third Time:

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Redeeming Annuities, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for redeeming the Capital or Joint Stock of Annuities, after the Rate of Three Pounds Ten Shillings per Centum, established by an Act;, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for granting to His Majesty the Sum of Two Millions, to be raised by Way of Annuities and a Lottery, and charged on the Sinking Fund, redeemable by Parliament; and for extending to Ireland the Laws made in this Kingdom against private and unlawful Lotteries.”

Ordered, That the Said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House;

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

Corn Register Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for registering the Prices at which Corn is sold in the Counties of Great Britain and the Quantity exported and imported.”

Ordered, That the Said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House:

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

New York Paper Credit Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Governor, Council, and Assembly, of His Majesty's Colony of New York, to pass an Act: of Assembly for creating and issuing, upon Loan, Paper Bills of Credit to a certain Amount, and to make the same a legal Tender in Payments into the Loan Offices and Treasury of the Said Colony”

Ordered, That the Said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House:

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

commissioners of the Land Tax Act, to rectify Mistakes in, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, An Act for rectifying Mistakes in the Names of several of the Commissioners appointed by an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, to put in Execution an Act, made in the same Session, intituled, “An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and sixty-nine;” and for appointing other Commissioners, together with those named in the first mentioned Act, to put in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy.”

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

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

In temerity,&c. Bill

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act to indemnify such Persons in Great Britain and Ireland as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments within the Time limited by Law, and for allowing further Time for that Purpose; for allowing further Time for registering and enrolling Agreements entered into for enclosing Commons for the Purpose of planting and preserving Trees for Timber or Underwood; and for indemnifying Persons who have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors.”

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

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

Knaresborough Forest Enclosure Bill

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for dividing and enclosing such of the Open Parts of the District, called The Forest of Knaresborough, in the County of York, as lie within the Eleven Constableries thereof; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

Ld. President.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Harwich.
Ld. Privy Seal.L. Bp. Durham.L. Wycombe.
D. Richmond.L. Bp. Ely.L. Sondes.
D. Grafton.L, Bp. Bath & Wells.L. Boston.
D. Ancaster.L. Bp. Chester.L. Pelham.
D. Portland.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Lovel & Holland.
D. Manchester.L. Bp. hitch. & Gov.L. Beaulieu.
D. Bridgewater.L. Bp. Gloucester.L. Vernon.
D. Northumberland.L. Bp. Exeter.L. Camden.
M. Rockingham.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Digby.
Ld. Steward.L. Sundridge.
Ld. Chamberlain.L. Le Despencer.
E. Huntingdon.L. Abergavenny.
E. Exeter.L. Willoughby Br.
E. Denbigh.L. Willoughby Pr.
E. Westmorland.L. Berkeley Str.
E. Thanet.L. Boyle.
E. Carlisle.L. Masham.
E. Doncaster.L. Cadogan.
E. Shaftesbury.L. Ducie.
E. Litchfield.L. King.
E. Abingdon.L. Monson.
E. Plymouth.L. Edgecumbe.
E. Scarborough.L. Sandys.
E. Rochford.L. Fortescue.
E. Poulet.L. Archer.
E. Strathmore.L. Ponsonby.
E. Abercorn.L. Walpole.
E. Loudoun.L. Mansfield.
E. Dunmore.L. Lyttleton.
E. Marchmont.
E. Roseberry.
E. Oxford.
E. Tankerville.
E. Bristol.
E. Stanhope,
E. Kerr.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Harrington.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Temple.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Ilchester.
E. De Lawarr.
E. Radnor.
E. Chatham.
V. Montague.
V. Weymouth.
V. Torrington
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

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.

The King's Consent signified to it.

The Lord Viscount Weymouth acquainted the House, That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the Bill last mentioned, was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.

Scotch Entail Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act to encourage the Improvement of Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, held under Settlements of strict Entail.”

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 Wednesday next.

American Indict, &C. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta efl Billa, intituled, “ An Act for continuing so much of an Act, made in the Third Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, “o An Act to continue and amend Two Acts, made in the Twenty-first and Twenty-eighth Years of His late Majesty's Reign, for encouraging the making of Indict in the British Plantations in America ; and for the extending the Provisions of an ,Act of the Thirtieth Year of His late Majesty's Reign, with respect to bringing Prize Goods into this Kingdom, to Spanish Prize Goods taken since the late Declaration of War with Spain” as relates to encouraging the making of Indict in the British Plantations in America ; and for explaining so much of an Act, made in the Fifth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, as relates to the regulating the Fees of the Officers of the Customs in America, and for extending the same to the Naval Officers there.”

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

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

Lottery Bill

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for establishing a Lottery; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the first Time.

Addiest to His Majesty for Papers relating to Disturbances in America.

It was moved, “ That that Part of His Majesty's Speech at the Opening of this Session, which relates to America, might be read.”

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Then it was moved, “ That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, that He will be graciously pleased to give Directions that there be laid before this House, Copies of the Earl of Hillsborough's. Letter of the 13th of May 1769, to the Governors of the several Colonies of North America, together with the Speeches of the Governors referring to the said Letter, and the Answers of the Assemblies to the same, so far as they have been received.”

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

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

Mortgage from H C to re turn E Clamicarde s Estate Bill with Amendments.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Settled Estates of John Earl of Clanricarde in the Kingdom of Ireland, in Trustees, discharged of the Uses and Trusts of his Marriage Articles, and a voluntary Settlement made by him; and for resettling the same to the several Uses, and upon the Trusts, therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments; to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Horned Cattle Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Charles Whitworth and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “ An Act to prevent the further spreading of the contagious Disorder among the Horned Cattle in Great Britain ;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Straw Hats, to repeal the Duties on, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by Sir Charles Whitworth and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “ An Act for repealing the Duties upon Bast or Straw, Chip, Cane, and Horse-hair Hats and Bonnets, and upon certain Materials for making the same, imported into this Kingdom, and for granting other Duties in Lieu thereof; and for the more effectual preventing the fraudulent Importation of such Goods;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Weights and Scales, for Excuseable Commodities, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Chailes Whitworth and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “ An Act for more effectually preventing Traders in Exciceable Commodities from using false Weights and Scales; and for explaining and amending several Acts of Parliament relating to Hackney Coaches and Chairs;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were, severally, read the first Time.

Motion for an Address to His Majesty to dissolve the Par, liament

Moved, “ That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, most dutifully and most earnestly beseeching His Majesty, that, in the dangerous State wherein His Kingdoms are involved from the high Dissatisfactions generally prevailing at Home, and from the most alarming Disorders which have unhappily manifested themselves in His American Dominions, His Majesty will, in His great Wisdom and necessary Care to prevent more fatal Mischiefs, be graciously pleased to take the recent and genuine Sense of His People, by dissolving this present Parliament, and calling, with all convenient Dispatch, a new Parliament.”

Which being objected to:

After long Debate,

The Question was put thereupon.

It was resolved in the Negative.

Hemp and Flax Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for appropriating a Fund established by an Act, made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties on certain Foreign Linens imported into this Kingdom; and for establishing a Fund for the encouraging of the raising and dressing of Hemp and Flax.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Speaker of H C. Warrant Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Rill, intituled, “ An Act to enable the Speaker of the House of Commons to issue his Warrants to make out new Writs > for the Choice of Members to serve in Parliament in the Room of such Members as shall the during the Recess of Parliament.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

British and Irish Linens

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, An Act for continuing the Bounties on British and Irish Linens exported; for further discontinuing the Duties on the Importation of Foreign Raw Linen Yarns made of Flax; and for granting a Bounty on the Exportation of British Checqued and Striped Linens, and upon British and Irish Diapers, Huckabacks, Sheeting, and other Linen, of above a certain Breadth.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Longitude Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An AS. for rendering more effectual several Acts for providing a Publick Reward for discovering the Longitude at Sea; for improving the Lunar Tables constructed by the late Professor Mayer; and for encouraging Discoveries and Improvements useful to Navigation.”

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 the former Messengers:

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Mansfield capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regii declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, decimum quintum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 15o Maii 1770.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporalis præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Dux Cumberland.Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Norvicen.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Glocestr.Dux Richmond.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Dux Portland.Ds. Willoughby Pr.
Dux Northumberland.Ds. Clifton.
March. Rockingham.Ds. Berkeley Sir.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.Ds. Cadogan.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.Ds. Monsn.
Comes Denbigh.Ds. Sandys.
Comes Sandwich.Ds. Fortescue.
Comes Carlisle.Ds. Archer.
Comes Plymouth.Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Poulet.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Strathmore.Ds. Lyttleton.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Roseberry.Ds. Boston.
Comes Oxford.Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Waldegrave.Ds. Camden.
Comes Temple.Ds. Digby.
Comes llchcster.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Mansfield sat Speaker by virtue of His Majesty's Commission.

The King's Answer to Address of Yesterday.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, “That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) presented to His Majesty the Address of this House of Yesterday for the Papers therein mentioned; and that His Majesty was pleased to say, He would give Directions accordingly.”

More American Papers delivered.

The Lord Harwich (by His Majesty's Command) laid before the House Copies of the Earl of Hillsbo. rough's Letter of the 13th of May 1769, to the Governors of the several Colonies of North America. together with the Speeches of the Governors referring to the said Letter, and the Answers of the Assemblies to the same, so far as they have been received;” together with a Lift thereof, which was read by the Clerk, as follows:

“ No. 1. Copy of a Circular Letter from the Earl of Hillsborough to the Governors of the Colonies in North America, dated Whitehall, May the 13 th, 1769.”

“No. 2 Extract of Governor Tryon's Speech to the General Assembly of North Carolina, on the 23d of October 1769, with their Addresses in Answer thereto.”

“No. 3. Extract of Lord Botetourt's Speech to the Council, and House of Burgesses, of Virginia, on the 7th of November 1769, with their Addresses in Answer thereto.”

“No. 4. Extract of Lieutenant Governor Colden's Speech to the Council, and General Assembly, of New York, on the 22d of November 1769, with their Addresses in Answer thereto.”

“No. 5. Extract of Governor Wright's Speech to the General Assembly of Georgia, with their Addresses in Answer thereto.”

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

Straw Hats, to repeal the Duties on. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for repealing the Duties upon Baft or Straw, Chip, Cane, and Horse-hair Hats and Bonnets, and upon certain Materials for making the same, imported into this Kingdom, and for granting other Duties in Lieu thereof; and for the more effectual preventing the fraudulent Importation of such Goods.”

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

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

Horned Cattle Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act to prevent the further spreading of the contagious Disorder among the Horned Cattle in Great Britain”

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

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

Bricks and Tiles Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for continuing and amending several Acts, for preventing Abuses in making Bricks and Tiles.”

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

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

St Mary le Bone Clnuch. &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for building a new Parish Church, and declaring the present Parish Church a Chapel, for making a Cemetery or Church-yard, and for building an House for the Use of the Minister of the Parish of Saint Mary le Bone, in the County of Middlesex.”

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

Ld. President.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Harwich.
D. Richmond.L. Bp. Norwich.L. Le Despencer.
D. Portland.L. Bp Gloucestcr.L. Willoughby Br.
D. Northumberland.L. Willoughby Pr.
M. Rockingham.L. Clifton.
Ld. Steward.L. Berkeley Str.
Ld. Chamberlain.L. Cadogan.
E. Denbigh.L. Monson.
E. SandWord.L. Sandys.
E. Carliol.L. Fortescue.
E, Plymouth.L. Archer.
E. Poulet.L. Ponsonby.
E. Strathmore.L. Mansfield.
E. Abercorn.L. Lyttelton.
E. Roseberry.L. Wycombe.
E. Oxford.L. Boston.
E. Waldegrave.L. hovel & Holland.
E. Temple.L. Camden.
E. llchester.L. Digby.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Torrington.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

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

Lottery Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Acl for establishing a Lottery; and for other Purposes therein-mentioned.”

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

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

American Papers to be considered.

Ordered, That the Papers relating to America, laid before the House this Day, together with the other American Papers which have been laid before the House this Session, be taken into Consideration on Friday next, and the Lords summoned.

Civil Lift Accoutits, Persons to attend to be examined lelative to then not being presented.

Ordered, That the proper Officer or Officers of the Treasury or Exchequer do attend this House on Friday next, in order to be examined why there has not been laid before this House, an Account of the Debt on the Civil List, as it flood on the 5th Day of April 1762, the 5th Day of April 1763, the 5th Day of July 1765, and the 5th Day of July 1766, together with an Account of the Arrears of His late Majesty's Civil Lift Revenues unapplied, and His present Majesty's Civil Lift Cash remaining in the Exchequer at those several Times; which Account, in pursuance of an Address to His Majesty, of the 14th of March last, for that Purpose, was ordered to be laid before the House.

Weights and Scales, tor Exciseable Commodities, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for more effectually preventing Traders in Exciseable Commodities from using false Weights and Scales; and for explaining and amending several Acts of Parliament relating to Hackney Coaches and Chairs.”

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

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

Receivers of Stolen Jewel, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for making the receiving of Stolen Jewels and Gold and Silver Plate, in the Case of Burglary and Highway Robbery, more penal.”

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

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

Coalheavers Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act to repeal an Act, passed in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for the Relief of the Coalheavers working upon the River Thames, and for enabling them to make Provision for such of themselves as shall be sick, lame, or past their Labour, and for their Widows and Orphans;” and to regulate the Price of their Labour, to prevent Frauds and Impositions on such Labourers, and for their further Relief.”

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Thursday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

American Indict, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for continuing so much of an Act, made in the Third Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, “ An Act to continue and amend Two Acts, made in the Twenty-first and Twenty-eighth Years of His late Majesty's Reign, for encouraging the making of Indict in the British) Plantations in America; and for the extending the Provisions of an Act of the Thirtieth Year of His late Majesty's Reign, with respect to bringing Prize Goods into this Kingdom, to Spanish” Prize Goods taken since the late Declaration of War with Spain" as relates to encouraging the making of Indict in the British Plantations in America; and for explaining so much of an Act, made in the" Fifth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, as relates to the regulating the Fees of the Officers of the Customs in America, and for extending the same to the Naval Officers there.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Redeeming Annuities, &c. Bill

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Governor, Council, and Assembly, of His Majesty's Colony of New York, to pass an Act of Assembly for creating and issuing, upon Loan, Paper Bills of Credit to a certain Amount, and to make the same a legal Tender in Payments into the Loan Offices and Treasury of the said Colony.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

New York paper credit Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Governor, Council, and Assembly, of His Majesty's Colony of New York, to pass an Act of Assembly for creating and issuing, upon Loan, Paper Bills of Credit to a certain Amount, and to make the same a legal Tender in Payments into the Loan Offices and Treasury of the said Colony.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Coin Register Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for registering the Prices at which Corn is sold in the Counties of Great Britain, and the Quantity exported and imported.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Commissioners. of the Land Tax to recti y Mistakes in, B.11.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act, for rectifying Mistakes in the Names of several of the Commissioners appointed by an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, to put in Execution an Act, made in the same Session, intituled, “ An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and sixty-nine;” and for appointing other Commissioners together with those named in the first mentioned Act, to put in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Indemnity, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee, upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to indemnify such Persons in Great Britain and Ireland, as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments within the Time limited by Law, and for allowing further Time for that Purpose; for allowing further Time for registering and enrolling Agreements entered into for enclosing Commons for the Purpose of planting and preserving Trees for Timber or Underwood; and for indemnifying Persons who have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

British and Irish Linens Bill;

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, An Act for continuing the Bounties on British and Irish linens exported; for further discontinuing the Duties on the Importation of Foreign Raw Linen Yarns made of Flax; and for granting a Bounty on the Exportation of British Checqued and Striped Linens, and upon British and Irish Diapers, Huckabacks, Sheeting, and other Linen, of above a certain Breadth.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hemp and Flax Bill:

Hodie 3avice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for appropriating a Fund established by an Act, made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “ An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties on certain Foreign Linens imported into this Kingdom; and for establishing a Fund for the encouraging of the raising and dressing of Hemp and Flax.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Speaker of H.C. Warrants, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act to enable the Speaker of the House of Commons to issue his Warrants to make out New Writs for the Choice of Members to serve in Parliament, in the Room of such Members as shall die during the Recess of Parliament.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Amercar Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing so much of an Act, made in the Third Year of His present Majesty' Reign, intituled, “ An Act to continue and amend Two Acts, made in the Twenty-first and Twenty-eighth Years of His late Majesty' Reign, for encouraging the making of Indict in the British Plantations in America; and for the extending the Provisions of an Act of the Thiitieth Year of His late Majesty' Reign, with respect to bringing Prize Goods into this Kingdom, to Spanish Prize Goods taken since the late Declaration of War with Spain“ as relates to encouraging the making of Indict in the British Plantations in America; and for explaining so much of an Act, made in the Fifth Year of His present Majesty' Reign, as relates to the regulating the Fees of the Officers of the Customs in America, and for extending the same to the Naval Officers there.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Redeeming Aunmt c, &c. Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for redeeming the Capital or Joint Stock of Annuities, after the Rate of Three Pounds Ten Shillings per Centum, established by an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “ An Act for granting to His Majesty the Sum of Two Millions, to be raised by Way of Annuities and a Lottery, and charged on the Sinking Fund, redeemable by Parliament; and for extending to Ireland the Laws made in this Kingdom against private and unlawful Lotteries.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

New York Paper Credit Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act to enable the Governor, Council, and Assembly of His Majesty' Colony of New York, to pass an Act of Assembly tor creating and issuing, upon Loan, Paper Bills of Credit to a certain Amount, and to make the same a legal Tender in Payments into the Loan Offices and Treasury of the said Colony.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Corn Register Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for Corn registering the Prices at which Corn is sold in the Counties of Great Britain, and the Quantity exported and imported.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Commission ets o the Land Tax to rectify Mistakes in, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for rectifying Mistakes in the Names of several of the Commissioners appointed by an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, to put in Execution an Act, made in the same Session, intituled, “ An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and sixty-nine;” and for appointing other Commissioners, together with those named in the first mentioned Act, to put in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Indemnity, &c. Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act to indemnify such Persons, in Great Britain and Ireland, as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments within the Time limited by Law, and for allowing further Time for that Purpose; for allowing further Time for registering and enrolling Agreements entered into for enclosing Commons for the Purpose of planting and preserving Trees for Timber or Underwood; and for indemnifying Persons who have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H.C. that the Londs have agreed to the Nine preceding Bills.

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 Bills, without any Amendment.

E. Clanricarde'Estate Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the: Amendments, made by the Commons, to the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Settled Estates of John Earl of Clanricarde in the Kingdom of Ireland, in Trustees, discharged of the Uses and Trusts of his Marriage Articles, and a voluntary Settlement made by him, and for resettling the same to the several Uses and upon the Trusts therein mentioned.”

The same were read Twice by the Clerk.

And One of the Amendments being to add the Names of Sir Francis Vincent of Stoke Dabernon, in the County of Surry, Baronet, and William Talbot of Mount Talbot, in the County of Roscommon, in the Kingdom of Ireland, Esquire, as Trustees, in the Room of the Duke of Northumberland and the Lord Clare, who had declined acting as Trustees:

The said Sir Francis Vincent, and Mr. Elbro Woodcock, who by virtue of a Letter of Attorney from the said Mr. Talbot was empowered to accept the said Trust for him, at the Bar declared their Acceptance of the said Trust.

They were directed to withdraw.

And another of the said Amendments being to charge the Estate with the Payment of One thousand and forty-three Pounds besides Interest:

The Earl of Clanricarde, at the Bar,.consented to the said Charge.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then these, and the other Amendments, were read the Third Time and agreed to.

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

To acquaint them therewith.

Adjourn.

Dominus Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regii declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, decimum sextum diem instantis Mail, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 16o Maii 1770.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales praesentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Comes Poulet.Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Meneven.Comes Temple.Ds. Willoughby Pr.
Viscount Weymouth.Ds. Berkeley Sir.
Viscount Falmouth.Ds. King.
Viscount Torrington.Ds. Mansfield.
Viscount Wentworth.Ds. Boston.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Digby.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Mansfield sat Speaker by virtue of His Majesty' Commission.

Weights and Scales for Exciseable Commodities, Bill.

The House (according to Order) Was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee, upon the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for more effectually preventing Traders in Exciseable Commodities from using false Weights and Scales; and for explaining and amending several Acts of Parliament, relating to Hackney Coaches and Chairs.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Lottery Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee, upon the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for establishing a Lottery, and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Bricks and Tiles Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee, upon the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for continuing and amending several Acts, for preventing Abuses in making Bricks and Tiles.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Shaw Hats to repeal t. Duties on he Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee, upon the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for repealing the Duties upon Baft or Straw, Chip, Cane, and Horse-hair, Hats and Bonnets, and upon certain Materials for making the same, imported into this Kingdom, and for granting other Duties in Lieu thereof; and for the more effectual preventing the fraudulent Importation of such Goods.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Horned Cattle Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee, upon the Bill, intituled,.“ An Act to prevent the further spreading of the contagious Disorder among the Horned Cattle in Great Britain.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Weights and Scales for Exciseable Commodities, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for more effectually preventing Traders in Exciseable Commodities from using false Weights and Scales; and for explaining and amending several Acts of Parliament relating to Hackney Coaches and Chairs.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Lottery Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for establishing a Lottery; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bricks and Tiles Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for continuing and amending several Acts, for preventing Abuses in making Bricks and Tiles.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Straw Hats, to repeal the Duties on, Bills

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for repealing the Duties upon Baft or Straw, Chip, Cane, and Horse-hair Hats and Bonnets, and upon certain Materials for making the same, imported into this Kingdom, and for granting other Duties in Lieu thereof; and for the more effectual preventing the fraudulent Importation of such Goods.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Homed cattle Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act to prevent the further spreading of the contagious Disorder among the Horned Cattle in Great Britain.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to 11 C. that the Lond have agreed to the Pive preceding Bills.

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

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

Receivers of Stolen Jewels, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee, upon the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for making the receiving of stolen Jewels, and Gold and Silver Plate, in the Case of Burglary and Highway Robbery, more penal.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

And the Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Committee, “ That they had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto, which he was ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same.”

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Sinking Fund Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “ An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund, and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy, and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

East India Company' Servants Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir George Colebrooke and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “ An Act for better regulating Persons employed in the Service of the East India Company; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the first Time.

Sinking Fund Bill.

Hodie 2a 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 certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament.”

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

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

East India Company' Servants Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for better regulating Persons employed in the Service of the East India Company; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

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

Pedigree of D. Norfolk delivered.

Garter King at Arms delivered in at the Table the Pedigree of Edward Duke of Norfolk, pursuant to the Standing Order.

Ordered, That the Committee, of Privileges do meet to consider the said Pedigree Tomorrow.

Scotch Entail Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “ An Act to encourage the Improvement of Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, held under Settlements of strict Entail.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

And the Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Committee, “ That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto, which he was ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same.”

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Adjourn.

Dominus Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regii declaravit præsens Parliament urn continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, decimum septimum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Aurorae, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 17o Maii 1770.

Domini tam (fn. 1) Spirituales quam Temporales praesenteS fuerunt:

Epus. Litch, & Cov.
DUX GLOUCESTER.
Dux Cumberland.
Comes Gower, Praeses.
DuxAncaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Comes (fn. 2) Hertford,Camerarius.
Comes (fn. 2) Talbot, Senescallus.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Scarborough,
Comes Rochford.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Strathmore.
Comes Abercorn,
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Oxford,
Comes Bristol.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Waldegrave,
Comes Temple.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Pr.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. King.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Digby.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Mansfield sat Speaker by virtue of His Majesty' Commission.

Peers Pedigrees reported.

TheLord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees for Privileges, to whom it was referred to consider of the Pedigree of Edward Duke of Norfolk: That the Committee had, met and received the Pedigree of the said Duke, and examined the Heralds upon Oath thereto at the Bar, who have fully verified the same, together with the Proofs thereof; and that the said Duke had respectively signed and certified the same to be true, to the best of his Knowledge, Information, and Belief, upon his Honour, pursuant to the Standing Orders of this House.”

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees for Privileges, to whom it was referred to consider of the Pedigrees of John Frederick Duke of Dorset, Henry Fiennes Pelham Duke of Newcastle, George Harry Earl Of Stamford, Edward Viscount Wentworth, William Viscount Courtenay, William Lord Craven, Robert Lord Romney, Andrew Lord Archer, William Lord Boston, and Thomas Lord Pelham: “ That the Committee had met and received the Pedigrees of the Duke of Dorset, the Lord Viscount Wentworth, Lord Craven, Lord Romney, and Lord Archer, and examined the Heralds upon Oath thereto at the Bar, who have fully verified the same, together with the Proofs thereof; and that the said Lords have respectively signed and certified the same to be true, to the bell of their Knowledge, Information, and Belief, upon their Honour, pursuant to the Orders of this House.”.

St. Mary le Bone Church, &c. Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to Whom the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for building a new Parish Church, and declaring the present Parish Church a Chapel; for making a Coemetery or Church Yard; and for building an House for the Use of the Minister of the Parish of Saint Mary le Bone, in the County of Middlesex,” 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.”

Coalheavers Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “ An Act to repeal an Act, passed in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “ An Act for the Relief of the Coalheavers working upon the River Thames, and for enabling them to make Provision for such of themselves as shall be sick, lame, or past their Labour, and for their Widows and Orphans;” and to regulate the Price of their Labour, to prevent Frauds and Impositions on such Labourers; and for their further Relief,” was committed.

East India Company' Servants Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for better regulating Persons employed in the Service of the East India Company;and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Sinking Fund Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund; and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament.”

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

St. Mary le Bone Church, &c. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for building a new Parish Church, and declaring the present Parish Church a Chapel; for making a Coemetery or Church Yard; and for building an House for the Use of the Minister of the Parish of Saint Mary le Bone, in the County of Middlesex.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Coalheavers Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to repeal an Act, passed in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “ An Act for the Relief of the Coalheavers working upon the River Thames; and for enabling them to make Provision for such of themselves as shall be sick, lame, or past their Labour, and for their Widows and Orphans;” and to regulate the Price of their Labour, to prevent Frauds and Impositions on such Labourers; and for their further Relief.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

East India Companys Servants Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, An Act for better regulating Persons employed in the Service of the East India Company; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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 certain Monies therein mentioned, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy; 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.

Message to H C that the Lords have agreed to the Four preceding Bills.

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

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

Receivers of Stolen Jewels, &c. Bill.

The Lord Boston (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House, to the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for making the receiving of Stolen Jewels, and Gold and Silver Plate, in the Case of Burglary and Highway Robbery, more penal.”

The said Amendments were read by the Clerk as follow:

“ Press I. Line 24. After the Word [“ Plate”] insert [“ Watch or Watches''].

“ Pr. 1. L. 26. After the Word [“ where”] leave out the Words [“ the principal Felon in stealing”].

“ Pr. I. L. 28. After the Word [“ have”] leave out the Words [“ committed a Burglary or Highway Robbery, be triable as well before Conviction of such principal Felon, whether he (hall be in or out of Custody, as after his Conviction, and if convicted shall”], and instead thereof insert [“ being feloniously stolen, accompanied with a Burglary actually committed in the stealing the same, or shall have been feloniously taken by a Robbery on the Highway, shall be triable as well before Conviction of the principal Felon in such Felony, and Burglary, or Robbery, whether he shall be in or out of Custody, as after his Conviction; and if any Person so buying or receiving such Jewel or Jewels, or Gold or Silver Plate, shall be convicted thereof, he shall”].

And the said Amendments, being read a Second Time, were, severally, agreed to by the House.

Scotch Entail Bill.

The Lord Boston (according to Order) also reported the Amendments, made by the Committee of the whole House, to the Bill, intituled, “ An Act to encourage the Improvement of Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, held under Settlements of strict Entail.”

The said Amendments were read by the Clerk as follow:

Press 2. L. 4. Leave out from the Word [“for”] to the Word [“ to”] in the 38th Line of the same Press, and instead thereof insert [“ any Number of Years not exceeding Fourteen Years from the Term of Whitsunday next after the Date thereof, and for the Lire of One Person to be named in such Tacks or Leases and in Being at the Time of making thereof, or for the Lives of Two Persons to be named therein, and in Being at the Time of making the same, and the Life of the Survivor of them, or for any Number of Years not exceeding Thirty-one Years from the Term aforesaid: Provided always, that every such Lease for Two Lives shall contain a Clause obliging the Tenant or Tenants to fence and enclose, in a sufficient and lasting Manner, all the Land so Leased, within the Space of Thirty Years, and Two-third Parts thereof within the Space of Twenty Years, and One-third Part thereof within the Space of Ten Years, if the said Lease shall continue for such respective Terms; and that every such Lease, for any Term of Years exceeding Nineteen Years, shall contain a Clause obliging the Tenant or Tenants to fence and enclose, in like Manner, all the Land so Leased during the Continuance of such Term, and Two-third Parts thereof before the Expiration of Two-third Parts of such Term, and One-third Part thereof before the Expiration of One-third Part of such Term: And provided also, that every such Lease for Two Lives, or for any Term of Years exceeding Nineteen Years, shall contain a Clause obliging the Tenant or Tenants”].

Pr. 3. L. 38. After the Word [“ each”] leave out the Word [“ One”].

Pr. 4. L. 6. After the Word [“ each”] leave out the Word [“ One”].

Pr. 5. L. 23. After the Word [“in”] leave out the Word [“ the”], and after the [“ planting”], in the same Line, insert [“ or”].

Pr. 5. L. 24. After the Word [“ or”] insert [“ in”].

Pr. 5. L. 38. After the Word [“in”] leave out the Word [“ the”].

Pr. 6. L. 1. After the Word [“planting”] insert [“ or”], and in the same Line, after the Words [“ draining or”] insert [“ in”].

Pr. 7. L. 3. After the Word [“ made”] insert [“ and shall lodge a Copy thereof with the Sheriff or Steward Clerk of the County wherein the Lands lie”].

Pr. 7. L. 24. After the Word [“ for”] leave out the Words [“ together with a Copy of the aforesaid Notice”].

Pr. 7. L. 31. [“After the Word [“Entail”] leave out the Words [“ so as to be charged”], and instead thereof insert [“ and shall remain a subsisting Charge”].

Pr. 16. L. 28. After the Word [“ not”] leave out the Word [“ taken”], and instead thereof insert [“ brought”].

Pr. 17. L. 10. After the Word [“ House”] leave out the Word [“ and”], and insert the Word [“ or”].

Pr. 17. L. 18. After the Word [“ House”] leave out the Word [“ and”], and insert [“ or”].

Pr.18. L.16. After the Word [“ House”] leave out the Word, [“ and”] and insert the Word [“ or”].

Pr.19. L. 7. After the Word [“ Costs”] insert [“ and for ascertaining the Amount of the Sum laid out”].

Pr.19. L.10. After the Word [“ Houses”] leave out the Word [“ and”], and insert the Word [“ or”].

And the said Amendments, being read a Second Time, were, severally, agreed to by the House.

Receivers of Stolen Jewels, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for making the receiving of Stolen Jewels, and Gold and Silver Plate, in the Case of Burglary and Highway Robbery, more penal.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Scotch Entail Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act to encourage the Improvement of Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, held under Settlements of strict Entail.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C. with Amendments to the Two Preceding Bills.

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

To acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the said Bills, with some Amendments, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

L. Falconar et al against Scott, et upon.

The House being informed, “ That James Scott of Brotherton Esquire, Respondent to the Cross Appeal of William Lord Falconar and Others, had not put in their Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose:”

And thereupon an Affidavit of Colquhoun Grant 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.

Lucas against Batson et al.

Upon reading the Petition of Edward Buckley Batson and others, Defendants in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein James Lucas is Plaintiff; setting forth, “ That the said Writ of Error is brought merely for Delay;” and therefore praying, “ That the same may be nonpros'd with such Costs as to the House shall seem meet:”

Writ of Error nonpros's with Costs.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner do forthwith enter a Non-pros on the said Writ of Error as desired, and that the Record be remitted to the Court of King's Bench, to the End Execution may be had upon the Judgement given by that Court as if no such Writ of Error had been brought into this House: And it is further ordered, That the Plaintiff in Error do pay, or cause to be paid to the said Defendants, the Sum of Twenty Pounds for their Costs, by Reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgement.

Adjourn.

Dominus Mansfield Capitalis Justiciaries Banci Regii declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, decimum octavum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 18o Maii 1770.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Dux Gloucester. Ds. Harwich,Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Eliens.Dux Cumberland.Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Cestrien.Comes Gower,Præses.Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Cicestirien.Comes Hahsax, C.P.S.Ds. milloughby Br.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Dux Richmond.Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Norvicen.Dux Grafton.Ds. Boyle.
Epus. Glocestr.Dux Argyll.Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Exon.Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Oxon.Dux Manchester.Ds. King.
Epus. Meneven.Dux Chandos.Ds. Monson.
Epus. Peterburg.Dux Northumberland.Ds. Sandys.
March.Rockingham.Ds. Fortescue.
Comes Talbot,Senescallus.Ds. Archer.
Comes Hertford,Camerarius.Ds. Ponsonby
Comes Huntingdon.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Pembroke.Ds. Manfield.
Comes Denbigh.Ds. Lyttleton.
Comes Westmorland.Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Peterborough.Ds. Sondes.
Comes Sandwich.Ds. Boston.
Comes Essex.Ds. Pelham.
Comes Carlisle.Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes LitchfieldDs. Milton.
Comes Abingdon.Ds. Digby.
Comes Gainsborough.Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Scarborough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Strathmore.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Roseberry.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Temple.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes De Lawarr.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Mansfield sat Speaker by virtue of His Majesty's Commission.

Fitzmaurice against Fitzmaurice.

The Answer of John Fitzmaurice Esquire, Respondent to the Appeal of Raymond Fitzmaurice, was this Day brought in.

Knaresborough Forest Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for dividing and enclosing such of the Open Parts of the District called The Forest of Knaresborough in the County of York, as lie within the Eleven Constableries thereof; and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” was committed: “ That they had considered the Said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and. directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing such of the Open Parts of the District called The Forest of Knaresborough in the County of york, as lie within the Eleven Constableries thereof; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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 ordered to be 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.

Persons examined respecting the Civil Lift Accounts not having been presented.

The House being informed, “ That Mr. Spiers, from the Treasury, attended as ordered:”

He was called in, and examined at the Bar, “ Why there has not been laid before this House An Account of the Debt on the Civil Lift, as it flood on the 5th Day of April 1762, the 5th Day of April 1763, the 5th Day of July 1765, and the 5th Day July 1766, together with an Account of the Arrears of His late Majesty's Civil Lift Revenues unapplied, and His present Majesty's Civil Lift Cash remaining in the Exchequer at those several Times,” which Account, in pursuance of an Address to His Majesty of the 14th of March last for that Purpose, was ordered to be laid before the House.”

He was directed to withdraw.

The House was informed, “ That Mr. Robert Jennings, Deputy Auditor of the Exchequer, attended:”

He was called in, and examined to the same Effect.

He was directed to withdraw.

D. Norfolk's Pedigree reported

(fn. *) The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees for Privileges, “ That the Committee had met, and considered of the Pedigree of Edward Duke of Norfolk, and examined Mr.Heard Herald, upon Oath, in Relation thereto, at the Bar, who fully verified the same, together with the Proofs thereof, and that the Said Duke of Norfolk hath signed and certified the same to be true, to the best of his Knowledge, Information, and Belief, upon his Honour, pursuant to the Orders of this House.”

American Papers considered:

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the American Papers laid before the House this Session. and for the Lords to be summoned:

Part of His Majesty's Speech at the Opening of the Session was read.

The Preamble of the Act 7 Georgii 3, for discontinuing the Drawbacks payable on China Earthen Ware exported to America&c. was read.

A Letter, dated 21st April 1768, from the Earl of Hillborough, read.

A Letter, dated 22d April 1768, from the Earl of Hillsborough, read.

Resolution moved thereupon:

Then it was moved, “ To resolve, That in several of His Majesty's Colonies in North America Disorders have of late prevailed prejudicial to the Trade and Commerce of this Kingdom, and destructive to the Peace and Prosperity of the Said Colonies.”

Which being objected to:

Motion to adjourn.

It was moved, “ To adjourn.”

After long Debate,

The Question was put thereupon:

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Accordingly,

Adjourn.

Dominus Mansfield Capitalis Justiciaries Banci Regii declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esseusque ad et in diem Sabbati, decimum nonum diem instantis Main, hora undecima Auroræ,Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Sabbati, 19o Maii 1770.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Dux Gloucestfr.Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Winton.Dux Cumberland.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Cicestrien.Comes Gower PræsesDs. Willoughby Pr.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Dux Ancaster,Magnus Camerarius.Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Norvicen.Dux ManchesterDs. Masham.
Epus. Exon.Comes Talbot,Senescallus.Ds. Cadogan
Epus. Oxon.Comes Pembroke.Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Meneven.Comes Northampton.Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Petriburg.Comes Denbigh.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Westmorland.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Carlisle.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Litchfield.Ds. Boston.
Comes Scarborough.Ds. Pelham.
Comes Romford.Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Strath more.Ds. Vernon.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Roseberry.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol
Comes Kerr.
Comes Temple.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Mansfield sat Speaker by virtue of His Majesty's Commission.

Anglesea Peerage; Report from Committee of Privileges thereon.

The Lord Viscount Went worth reported from the Lords Committees for Privileges, to whom it was referred to consider of the Petition of the Earl of Anglesea to His Majesty, praying a Writ of Summons to Parliament; and also of the Petition of Constantine Lord Mulgrave, praying to be heard by Counsel, before the Said Committee, against the Said Petition: “ That the Committee had met and heard Counsel, and examined some Witnesses for the Said Earl of Anglesea, but finding it impossible to go through the same this Session, are of Opinion that the House be moved to order, That the Said Petitions, together with the Minutes of the Evidence taken before the Committee, be referred to the Consideration of the Lords Committees for Privileges to be appointed on the First Day of the next Session of Parliament.”

His Lordship also delivered in at the Table the Minutes of the Said Evidence.

And the Said Report being read by the Clerk,

The House was moved, “ To order, That the Said Petitions, together with the Minutes of the Evidence taken before the Committee, be referred to the Consideration of the Lords Committees for Privileges to be appointed on the First Day of the next Session of Parliament.”

Ordered accordingly.

Sibley against Cuming in Error.

The Lord Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, in the usual Manner, delivered in at the Table a “Writ of Error, wherein John Sibley is Plaintiff, and Penh allow Cuming Esquire is Defendant.

Message from H.C. return the Bill for L.V. Clare et al. to qualify as Vice Treasurers of Ireland;

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Charles Whitworth and others;

To return the Bill, intituled, “ An Act to enable the Right Honourable Robert Lord Viscount Clare, the Right Honourable Welbore Ellis, and the Right Honourable George Lord Edgecumbe, 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;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.”

and the Scotch Entail Bill

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Advocate for Scotland and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to encourage the Improvement of Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, held under Settlements of strict Entail;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

and tl e Receivers of Stolen Jewels, Ac. Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Charles Whit worth and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for making the Receiving of Stolen Jewels and Gold and Silver Plate, in the Case of Burglary and Highway Robbery, more penal;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.”

The House was adjourned during Pleasure to robe.

The House was resumed.

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 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,

He, after a short Introduction 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;(videlicet),

Bills passed

“1.An Act for establishing a Lottery; and for other Purposes therein mentioned”.

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

“ 3. An Act for redeeming the Capital or Joint Stock of Annuities, after the Rate of Three Pounds Ten Shillings per Centum, established by an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year or the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act: for granting to His Majesty the Sum of Two Millions, to be raised by Way of Annuities and a Lottery, and charged on the Sinking Fund, redeemable by Parliament; and for extending to Ireland the Laws made in this Kingdom against private and unlawful Lotteries.”

“ 4. An Act: for repealing the duties upon Baft or Straw, Chip, Cane, and Horsehair Hats and Bonnets, and upon certain Materials for making the same, imported into this Kingdom, and for granting other Duties in Lieu thereof; and for the more effectual preventing the fraudulent Importation of such Goods.”

“ 5. An Act for continuing the Bounties on British and Irish Linens exported; for further discontinuing the Duties on the Importation of Foreign Raw Linen Yarns made of Flax; and for granting a Bounty on the Exportation of British Checqued and Striped Linens, and upon British and Irish Diapers, Huckabacks, Sheeting, and other Linen of above a certain Breadth.”

“ 6. An Act for appropriating a Fund established by an Act, made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties on certain Foreign Linens imported into this Kingdom;” and for establishing a Fund for the encouraging of the railing and dressing of Hemp and Flax.”

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

Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets, accepte leurBenevolence, et ainsi le veult”

“ 7. An Act for continuing so much of an Act, made in the Third Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, “An Act to continue and amend Two Acts, made in the Twenty-first and Twenty-eighth Years of His late Majesty's Reign, for encouraging the making of Indict in the British Plantations in America; and for the extending the Provisions of an Act of the Thirtieth Year of His late Majesty's Reign, with respect to bringing Prize Goods into this Kingdom, to Spanish Prize Goods taken since the late Declaration of War with Spain,” as relates to encouraging the making of Indict in the British Plantations in America; and for explaining so much of an Act, made in the Fifth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, as relates to the regulating the Fees of the Officers of the Customs inAmerica, and for extending the same to the Naval Officers there.”

“ 8. An Act to enable the Governor Council, and Assembly, of His Majesty's Colony of New Fork, to pass an Act of Assembly for creating and issuing, upon Loan, Paper Bills of Credit to a certain Amount; and to make the same a legal Tender in Payments into the Loan Offices and Treasury of the Said Colony.”

“ 9. An Act for the further preventing Delays of Justices, by Reason of Privilege of Parliament.”

“ 10. An Act to enable the Speaker of the House of Commons to issue his Warrants to make out new Writs for the Choice of Members to serve in Parliament, in the Room of such Members as shall die during the Recess of Parliament.”

“ 11. An Act for rectifying Mistakes in the Names of several of the Commissioners appointed by an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, to put in Execution an Act, made in the same Session, intituled, “An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and sixty-nine,” and for appointing other Commissioners, together with those named in the first mentioned Act, to put in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy.”

“ 12. An Act to prevent the further spreading of the contagious Disorder among the Horned Cattle in Great Britain”

“ 13. An Act to indemnify such Persons in Great Britain and Ireland as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments within the Time limited by Law, and for allowing further Time for that Purpose; for allowing further Time for registering and enrolling Agreements entered into for enclosing Commons, for the Purpose of planting and preserving Trees for Timber or Underwood; and for indemnifying Persons who have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors.”

“ 14. An Act for registering the Prices at which Corn is sold in the Counties of Great Britain, and the Quantity exported and imported.”

“ 15. An Act for defraying the Expence of building the New Office of Excise in London, out of His Majesty's Revenue of Excise.”

“ 16. An Act for rendering more effectual several Acts for providing a Publick Reward for discovering the Longitude at Sea; for improving the Lunar Tables construced by the late Professor Mayer; and for encouraging Discoveries and Improvements useful to Navigation.”

“ 17. An Act for better regulating Persons employed in the Service of the East India Company; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“18. An Act for more effectually preventing Traders in Excisable Commodities, from using false Weights and Scales; and for explaining and amending several Acts of Parliament relating to Hackney Coaches and Chairs.”

“ 19. An Act for rectifying a Mistake in an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, 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 Chases; 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.”

“ 20. An Act for extending like Liberty in the Exportation of Rice from East and West Florida to the Southward of Cape Finisterre in Europe, as is granted, by former Acts of Parliament, to Carolina and Georgia.”

“ 21. An Act for continuing and amending several Acts, for preventing Abuses in making Bricks and Tiles.”

“ 22. An Act for making the Receiving of Stolen, Jewels and Gold and Silver Plate, in the Case of Burglary and Highway Robbery, more penal:”

“ 23. An Act to encourage the Improvement of Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, held under Settlements of strict Entail.”

“ 24. An Act to repeal an Act, passed in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for the Relief of the Coalheavers working upon .the River Thames, and for enabling them to make Provision for such of themselves as shall be sick, lame, or past their Labour, and for their Widows and Orphans 5” and to regulate the Price of their Labour, to prevent Frauds and Impositions on such Labourers; and for their further Relief.”

“ 25. An Act for building a new Parish Church, and declaring the present Parish Church, a Chapel; for making a Cemetery or Church Yard; and for building an House for the Use of the Minister of the Parish of Saint Mary le bone, in the County of Middlesex.”

“ 26. An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act, made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for maintaining, regulating, and employing the Poor of the Parish of Saint Clement Danes, in the Liberty of Westminster, and County of Middlesex.”

“ 27. An Act to explain, amend, and make more effectual, an Act, passed in the Fifth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, “An Act for the more” easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts, within the Hundreds of Black heath, of Bromley and Beckenham, of Rokesley otherwise Ruxley, and Little and Lessess, in the County of Kent; and One other 'o Act, passed in the Sixth Year of His Majesty's ; Reign, for extending the Provisions of the Said Actto the hundred of Wallington, in the County of Surry,”

“ 28. An Act for completing the Navigation of the River Swale, from its Junction with the River use to Morton Bridge, and of Bedale Brook, in the County of York; and for repealing Part of an Aft, made in the Seventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, relating thereto.”

“ 29. An Act for making and maintaining a navigable Cut or Canal from Leeds Bridge, in the County of York, to The North Lady's Walk in Liverpool, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and from thence to the River Mersey.”

“ 30. An Act to continue the Term, and alter and enlarge the Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-first Year of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from the Village of Magor to the Bridge Foot in the Town of Chepstow, in the County of Monmouth, and other Roads in the Counties of Monmouth and Gloucester; and for repairing and widening several other Roads adjoining to the said Roads.”

“ 31. An Act to continue the Term, and alter and enlarge the Powers of Three Acts, for repairing the Highways through the several Parishes of Saint Michael, Somt Alban, Saint Peter, Shenley Ridge, and South Minis, in the Counties of Hertford and Middlesex.”

“ 32. An Act for repairing, widening, turning, and altering the Roads from Butterton Moor End, near Oncott, in the County of Stafford, to the Three Mile Stone in the Turnpike Road leading from Buxton to Ashborne, in the County of Derby; and from Blackton Moor, in the County of Stafford, to the Turnpike Road leading from Buxton to Ashbourne, near Newhaven, in the County of Derby ; and from Warslow to Ecton Mine, in the County of Stafford

“ 33. An Act for continuing, amending, and rendering more effectual, so much of Three Acts of Parliament for repairing the Roads from Sevenoakes, Tunbridge Wells, and Kipping'Cross, to Lamberhurst Pound and Pullins-Hill, in the County of Kent, and to Flimwell-Vent, in the County of Sussex as relates to the Road leading from Sevenoakes Common to Woodsgate, Tunbridge Wells, and Kipping'-Cross, in the said County of Kent”

“ 34. An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading from the Town of Louth, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

Le Roy le veult.”

“ 35. An Act for vesting the Settled Estates of John Earl of Clanricarde in the Kingdom of Ireland, in Trustees, discharged of the Uses and Trusts of his Marriage Articles, and a voluntary Settlement made by him, and for resettling the same to the several Uses, and upon the Trusts therein mentioned.”

“ 36. An Act for vesting a Messuage in Pall Mall, and the Pictures and Furniture, thereunto belonging, in George Earl of Orford, discharged from certain Trusts created thereof and for settling Freehold Lands, in the County of Norfolk, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the Uses therein mentioned.”

“ 37. An Act to enable the surviving Executor named in the Will of William Lock Esquire deceased, to lay out the Residue of the Personal Estate of the Said William Lock, or some Part thereof, in the Purchase of Estates in Ireland, to be conveyed, settled, and allured, to the Uses, upon the Trusts, and for the Intents and Purposes, and subject to the Powers and Provisoes mentioned, declared, and contained, in and by the Said Will, instead of laying out the same in the Purchase of Estates in England, as by the Said Will is directed.”

“ 38. An Act for enabling Thomas Cartwright Esquire, to sell, in Fee-Simple, Part of the Settled Estates of the Said Thomas Carlwigbt, to discharge Incumbrances, and for settling the Remainder of the Said Estates to the several Uses therein mentioned.”

“ 39. An act for vesting the Freehold Estates, late of James Nelthorpe Esquire deceased, in Trustees, in order that the same, or a sufficient Part thereof, may be sold, to raise Money to be applied to pay off the Debts and Incumbrances charged upon and affecting the same, and for laying out the Surplus of the Purchase Money upon the Trusts and for the Purposes therein expressed.”

“ 40. An act for confirming a Jointure made by John Martin Esquire, under a Power contained in the Will of James Martin Esquire deceased, and rendering the same Power more effectual.”

“ 41. An act for Sale of Part of the Settled Estates, late of Richard Champneys Esquire deceased, for Payment of his Debts and Legacies;and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“ 42.An act for vesting certain Manors and Lands in the County of Norfolk, Part of the Settled Estates of Charlotte Countess of Aylesford, and her Issue, in Heneage Earl of Aylesford and his Heirs, and for settling other Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Warwick, the Estates of the Said Earl, of greater and better Value, to the like Uses, in Lieu thereof.”

“ 43. An act for vesting several Messuages or Tenements and Hereditaments, situate and being in Stable Yard Street, in the Parish of Greenwich, in the County of Kent, lately the Estate of Thomas Elvey Bricklayer deceased, in Trustees, to be sold to the Commissioners or Governors and Directors of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, for the Use of the Said Hospital; and for applying the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, to be conveyed to such Uses as the Said Messuage or Tenements do now stand limited.”

“ 44. An act to enable Charles Anderson, (now called Charles Pelham), Charles Anderson the Uncle, and Evelyn Anderson, Esquires, to make Jointures, upon their respective Marriages, out of the Estates devised to them by the Will of Charles Pelham, late of Brocklesby, in the county of Lincoln, Esquire deceased.”

“45. An act for vesting the Two undivided Fourth Parts of Priscilla Allett (the Wife of John Allett Esquire), and of William James Warner, Samuel George Warner, Rebecca Warner, and Mary Jane Charlotte Warner, the only Children of 'Alice” Warner, (the late Wife of William Warner Gentleman), of and in the Manors or reputed Manors of Great Bourton and Little Bourton, and divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Parishes of Great Bourton and Little Bourtor., in the County of Oxford, in Trustees, to sell and convey the same to William Prowett Gentleman; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in Three Pounds per Centum Consolidated Bank Annuities, to be secured and transferred in Manner therein mentioned.”

“46. An Act to confirm and render valid and effectual a Partition of divers Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the several Counties of Somerset, Wilts, Worcester, Dorset, Surry, and Middlesex, and in the City of London, late the Estates of Thomas Browse Esquire deceased, and which, upon the Death of George Browse Esquire, his only Son, devolved upon and vested in the Two Daughters and Coheiresses of the Said Thomas Browse deceased; and for settling and assuring the Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, which, upon the Said Partition, have been allotted as the specifick Part or Share of each of the Said Daughters, to the several Uses therein limited.”

“ 47. An Act for dividing and enclosing several Common Fields, Meadow Grounds, Common Pastures” and other unenclosed Grounds, within the Township or Territories of Upper Duns forth and Branton, in the County of York”

“ 48. An Act for enclosing several Open and Common Fields and Commonable Lands, in the Manor and Parish of Welton, in the County of Lincoln

“ 49. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Grounds, Commons, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Manor of Comber ford and Wiggington, or Prebends of Wiggington and Coton, in the County of Stafford:”

“ 50. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, a Cow Pasture, and other Commonable Lands, within the Parishes of Great Carlton and Castle Carlton, in the County of Lincoln.”

“ 51. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Grounds, within the Township of Great Cowden, in the several Parishes of Mapleton and Aldbrough, in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

“ 52. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Mattersey, in the County of Nottingham”

“ 53. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Common Pastures, and Open Lands and Grounds, within the Township of Easington, in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

“ 54. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in East Heslerton, in the Parish of West Heslerton, in the East Riding of the County of York:”

“ 55. An Act for dividing and enclosing such of the Open Parts of the District called The Forest of Knaresborough, in the County of York, as lie within the Eleven Constableries there of;and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

56. An Act to enable the Right Honourable James Grenville, the Right Honourable Robert Craggs Lord Viscount Clare, and the Right Honourable Welbore Ellis, 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.”

57.An Act to enable the Right Honourable Robert Lord Viscount Clare, the Right Honourable Welbore Ellis, and the Right Honourable George Lord Edgecumbe, 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.”

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

“ Soit fait comme il est desire”

Then His Majesty was pleased to speak as follows:

“ My Lords, and Gentlemen,

“ The Season of the Year, and the Dispatch you have given to the Publick Business, make it proper for Me to put an End to this Session of Parliament.

“ The Temper with which you have conducted all your Proceedings has given Me great Satisfaction, and I promise Myself the happiest Effects from the Firmness, as well as the Moderation, which you have manifested in the very critical Circumstances which have attended your late Deliberations.

“ With respect to foreign Affairs I have nothing material to communicate to you. I will continue my Endeavours to appease, if possible, the Troubles which still prevail in some Parts of Europe, or at least to prevent them from spreading farther. In all Events it shall be my First and constant Care to watch over the Interests, and to preserve, undiminished, the Rights of My People.

“ Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

“ I return you My Thanks for the Supplies you have so cheerfully granted for the Service of the current Year, as well as for your Attention to make use. of every Opportunity of reducing the National Debt. The Provision you have been able to make in this Session for discharging so considerable a Sum without laying any further Burthen on My Subjects, cannot but be highly advantageous to Publick Credit.

“ My Lords, and Gentlemen,

“ I must earnestly recommend to you to exert in your respective Counties the same Zeal and Prudencethat you have shewn in Parliament, for promoting the Peace and the Welfare of the Kingdom; nothing can be lb favourable to the Wishes of those who look with Jealousy on the Strength and Prosperity of this Country, as the Prevalence of Animosities and Dissensions amongst Ourselves: Let it therefore be your Care to discountenance every Attempt to infuse groundless Suspicions and Discontent into the Minds of your Fellow-Subjects make them sensible of My constant Attention to promote their Happiness; and convince them, that nothing can so effectually secure their Liberties, as the Maintenance of every Part of Our excellent Constitution in its due Force and Authority.”

Then the Lord Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, Speaker of the House, 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 Thursday the Nineteenth Day of July next, to be then here held; and this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Thursday the Nineteenth Day of July next”

Footnotes

1 Sic.
2 These Great Officers of the Household are so ranked in the Original.
* There is an Entry nearly similar to this among the Proceedings of Yesterday, P. 529. a. And this Entry is not in the Minute Book.