House of Lords Journal Volume 21
March 1719, 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 21: March 1719, 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 21: 1718-1721 (1767-1830), pp. 96-108. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113417 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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March 1719, 11-20

DIE Mercurii, 11o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Bucks.
March. Annandale.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Dorset.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes I'lay.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Harcourt.
2. Ds. Mansel.
1. Ds. Hay.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Coningesby.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.

PRAYERS.

His Majesty to be attended.

The Lord Chamberlain acquainted the House, "That the Lords with White Staves (according to Order) had waited on His Majesty, humbly to know what Time His Majesty would please to appoint to be attended by this House, with their Address; and that His Majesty had been pleased to appoint this Day, at Two a Clock, at His Palace of St. James's."

Kelly & al. attached, upon Webb's Petition.

Upon reading the Petition of Robert Webb, belonging to the Stole-room of this House; setting forth, "That he was arrested, at the Suit of Edward Kelly an Attorney, by Henry Anderson a Marshal's Court Offi cer, and Richard Sparrow his Follower, whilst he was discharging his Duty; and that the said Kelly used very disrespectful Words of this Honourable House;" and praying, "That they may be compelled to answer the same:"

And Oath being made, at the Bar, of the Allegations contained in the said Petition:

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, do forthwith attach the Bodies of the said Edward Kelly, Henry Anderson, and Richard Sparrow, and bring them in safe Custody to the Bar of this House, to answer for their said Offences; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.

To Sir William Sanderson Knight, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of them.

Lant versus Crispe.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Mathew Lant Esquire is Appellant, and Alice Crispe and William Crispe Respondents:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Friday the Third Day of April next, at Eleven a Clock.

Highways, repairing, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual the several Acts passed for repairing and amending the Highways of this Kingdom."

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. Meller and Mr. Dormer:

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Sunderland Parish, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making the Town and Township of Sunderland a distinct Parish from the Parish of Bishop Wearmouth, in the County of Durham."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 12o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Dux Kingston, Præses.
Dux Kent, C. P. S.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Bucks.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
March. Annandale.
Comes Greenwich, Senescallus.
Comes Dorset.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Holderness.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Orford.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Play.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Cadogan.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Sherard.
Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Harcourt.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Coningesby.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Torrington.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Newburgh.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Chancellor reported, "That the House did Yesterday present to His Majesty their humble Address; and that His Majesty was pleased to return this most Gracious Answer; (videlicet,)

His Majesty's Answer to Address.

"My Lords,

"I thank you kindly for this seasonable Mark of your Zeal for My Person and Government; which cannot fail of heartening our Friends, and discouraging our Enemies."

Address and Answer to be printed.

Ordered, That the Address of this House presented to His Majesty Yesterday, and His Majesty's most Gracious Answer thereunto, be forthwith printed and published.

L. Strathnaver versus Representatives of Gray:

The House being moved, "That William Lord Strathnaver may have Leave to withdraw his Appeal depending in this House, whereunto Marion Adinston and others, the Representatives of Charles Gray deceased, are Respondents:"

The Agents for the said Parties were called in.

And severally consenting thereunto:

Appeal with drawn.

It is Ordered, That the said William Lord Strathnaver hath Leave to withdraw his Appeal, as desired.

Officers of Works to attend.

Ordered, That the Committee appointed to inquire into the Matters in the Report delivered the Tenth of February last, by the Master Mason, upon Oath, as also the other Reports by the Officers of His Majesty's Works, be revived, and meet To-morrow, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please; and that the Officers of His Majesty's Board of Works do then attend the said Committee.

Message from H. C. with a Bill.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Major General Pepper and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual an Act of the Third and Fourth Years of the Reign of King William and Queen Mary, intituled, An Act for the more effectual Discovery and Punishment of Deer Stealers;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Writs of Error, Amendment, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee again upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Amendment of Writs of Error."

After some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Clarendon reported, "That the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereunto; which he was ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the Report of the said Amendments be received To-morrow.

Smuggling, and Frauds in the Customs, to prevent, Bill:

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act against clandestine Running of uncustomed Goods; and for the more effectual preventing of Frauds relating to the Customs:"

Minutes of Board of Trade, relating to Importation of Pitch and Tar, delivered.

The Earl of Holderness (according to the Order of the Seventh Instant) delivered in Extracts of the Minutes of His Majesty's Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, relating to Premiums upon the Importation of Pitch and Tar from America.

And the Title thereof was read.

And Ordered, That the Extracts of the said Minutes be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act against clandestine Running of uncustomed Goods; and for the more effectual preventing of Frauds relating to the Customs," stands committed.

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into the said Committee.

And, after some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Clarendon reported from the said Committee, "That they had made some Progress in the Bill; and directed him to move, that they may have Leave to sit again; and that the Commissioners of His Majesty's Navy, or some of them, may attend; and also that the Merchants may be at Liberty to be heard to any Thing that may then be offered in relation to the said Bill."

Ordered, That the House be, on Saturday next, put into a Committee again, to consider further of the said Bill; and that the Commissioners of His Majesty's Navy, or some of them, do then attend; and that the Merchants be at Liberty to be heard to any Thing that may then be offered in relation to the said Bill, if they think fit.

East India Trade, Bill.

Whereas Saturday next is appointed, for the House to be in a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better securing the lawful Trade of His Majesty's Subjects to and from The East Indies; and for the more effectual preventing all His Majesty's Subjects trading thither under Foreign Commissions; and for hearing the Merchants upon their Petition, and the East India Company, for and against a Clause therein contained:"

It is Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Tuesday next; and that the Merchants, and some of the Members of the East India Company, may be then heard, for and against the said Clause.

The other Orders of the Day being read:

Cullum's Composition Bill;

It is Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, or Lord High Treasurer, for the Time being, to compound with Jasper Cullum, for the Debts he stands engaged for to the Crown, on Account of Richard Lee, Thomas Corbin, Heneage Robinson, and John Fox, for Duties on Tobacco:"

Weemes's Composition Bill.

And, the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, or Lord High Treasurer, for the Time being, to compound with Robert Weemes, for the Debt due from him to His Majesty, in relation to the Duties on Salt:"

Be severally committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Saturday next.

Bermingham versus L. Shelburne.

Ordered, That the Debate upon the Petition of Edward Bermingham and his Wife, for putting off the Hearing of their Appeal, to which Henry Lord Shelburne is Respondent, be resumed on this Day Sevennight.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 13o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Rosscn.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Dux Kingston, Præses.
Dux Kent, C. P. S.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Bucks.
Dux Portland.
Comes Greenwich, Senescallus.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Holderness.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes I'lay.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Cowper.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Sherard.
Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Belhaven.
Ds. Harcourt.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Coningesby.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Newburgh.

PRAYERS.

Morison versus Nisbet & al.

Counsel were this Day (according to Order) called in, to be heard, upon the Petition and Appeal of William Morison of Preston Grange Esquire; complaining of Two several Decretal Orders of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the Nineteenth and Five and Twentieth of February 1697, made on the Behalf of Willian Nisbet of Dirlton, and others; as also upon the Answers of William Nisbet and others put in to the said Appeal.

And the Counsel for the Respondents acquainting the House, "That there were not proper Parties to the said Appeal:"

And the Appellant's Counsel not making it appear there were, so as to bring the Matter regularly in Judgement before this House:

They were directed to withdraw.

And due Consideration had of what was offered in this Case:

To amend Appeal, 20l. Costs.

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal assembled, That the Appellant be, and is hereby, required to pay, or cause to be paid, to the Respondents, the Sum of Twenty Pounds, for the Costs of this Day; and that the said Appellant be at Liberty to amend his Appeal, by adding proper Parties; and may apply to this House, another Time, for a Day for hearing the same.

Amendment of Writs of Error, Bill.

The Earl of Clarendon (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Amendment of Writs of Error," was committed; the Amendments made by the Committee to the said Bill, as follows:

At the End of the Bill, add Clause (A):

And that where any Verdict hath been or shall be given, in any Action, Suit, Bill, Plaint, or Demand, in any of His Majesty's Courts of Record at Westminster, or in any other Court of Record within England or Wales, the Judgement thereupon shall not be stayed or reversed, for any Defect or Fault, either in Form or Substance, in any Bill, Writ Original or Judicial, or for any Variance in such Writs from the Declaration, or other Proceedings.

"B. Provided nevertheless, That nothing in this Act contained shall extend, or be construed to extend, to any Appeal of Felony or Murder; or to any Process, upon any Indictment, Presentment, or Information, or for any Offence or Misdeameanor whatsoever.

In the Title of the Bill, after ["Error"], insert

"And for the further preventing the arresting or reversing of Judgements after Verdict."

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

And the Bill and Amendments ordered to be engrossed.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Sabbati; 14o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Dux Kent, C. P. S.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Portland.
March. Annandale.
Comes Greenwich, Senescallus.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Holderness.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Poulett.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Delorainc.
Comes I'lay.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Cadogan.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Sherard.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Ross.
Ds. Belhaven.
Ds. Harcourt.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Coningesby.
Ds. Torrington.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Newburgh.
Ds. Pawlett Bas.

PRAYERS.

Message from H. C. with a Bill.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Farrer and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Time to determine Claims on the forfeited Estates;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Deer Stealers Punishment, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual an Act of the Third and Fourth Years of the Reign of King William and Queen Mary, intituled, An Act for the more effectual Discovery and Punishment of Deer Stealers."

Commissioners Army Accompts, Bill.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Treby and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue the Commissioners, appointed to examine, state, and determine, the Debts due to the Army; and to examine and state the Demands of several Foreign Princes and States, for Subsidies during the late War;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read a First Time.

And Ordered, To be read a Second Time on Monday next.

Peerage of Great Britain, Bill.

The Judges, in Pursuance of the Order of this House of the Fifth Instant, delivered in a Bill, prepared by them, upon their Lordships Resolutions, intituled, "An Act for settling the Peerage of Great Britain."

The said Bill was read a First Time.

And Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Monday next; and all the Lords to be summoned, with Notice of the Occasion.

Smuggling, and Frauds in the Customs, to prevent, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee again upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act against clandestine Running of uncustomed Goods; and for the more effectual preventing of Frauds relating to the Customs."

And, after some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Clarendon reported from the said Committee, "That they had made some further Progress in the said Bill; and directed him to move, that they may have Leave to sit again."

Ordered, That the House be, on Tuesday next, put into a Committee again, to consider further of the said Bill.

The other Orders of the Day being read:

It is Ordered, That the Four following Bills be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Thursday next; (videlicet,)

Artificers, to prevent the seducing of, Bill.

"An Act to prevent the Inconveniencies arising from seducing Artificers in the Manufactures of Great Britain into Foreign Parts; and to prevent Foreigners being instructed in the said Manufactures."

Cullum's Composition Bill.

"An Act to enable the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, or Lord High Treasurer, for the Time being, to compound with Jasper Cullum, for the Debts he stands engaged for to the Crown, on Account of Richard Lee, Thomas Corbin, Heneage Robinson, and John Fox, for Duties on Tobacco."

Weemes's Composition Bill.

An Act to enable the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, or Lord High Treasurer, for the Time being, to compound with Robert Weemes, for the Debt due from him to His Majesty, in relation to the Duties on Salt."

Assize of Bread, and Sail Cloth, Bill.

"An Act for continuing the Act made in the Eighth Year of the Reign of the late Queen, to regulate the Price and Assize of Bread; and for continuing the Act made in the Twelfth Year of Her said late Majesty's Reign, for the better Encouragement of the making Sail Cloth in Great Britain."

Viscount Castlemain versus Edwards:

A Petition of Sir Richard Child Baronet, Viscount Casilemain in the Kingdom of Ireland, Executor of Sir Josiah Child Baronet, deceased, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, "That a Decree was pronounced in the Court of Chancery, in Michaelmas Term 1716, in Favour of the Representatives of the Commander of an East India Ship, of which the Petitioner was Part Owner; that the Petitioner was not advised of the Hardships of the said Decree till the last Term; since which Time, the Petitioner has been preparing an Appeal with all the Diligence in his Power, which is now compleat, and ready to be produced to this Honourable House; and in regard the same is not intended for Delay, but lest the said Decree may be carried into Execution before the next Session of Parliament, the Petitioner humbly prays, that this House will please to receive the said Appeal, and appoint a short Day for the Hearing thereof:"

Appeal received.

It is Ordered, That the said Appeal be received: But in case the same be not heard this Session, provided it be not through Default of the other Side, that then the receiving the said Appeal shall not stay Proceedings in the Court below.

Then,

The said Petition and Appeal of Sir Richard Child Baronet, Lord Viscount Castlemain in the Kingdom of Ireland, Dame Elizabeth Cooke Widow, and Richard Grew of London Wine-cooper, was presented to the House, and read; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery, of the Nine and Twentieth of October in the Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, in a Cause there depending, wherein John Edwards and Elizabeth his Wife, Executrix of James Jenefer her former Husband, deceased, were Complainants, and the Appellants and others Defendants; and praying to be relieved:

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said John Edwards and Elizabeth his Wife may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and are hereby required to put in their Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the Four and Twentieth Day of this Instant March, at Eleven a Clock.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Lunæ, decimum sextum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 16o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cestr.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Dux Kingston, Præses.
Dux Kent, C. P. S.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Bucks.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
March. Annandale.
Comes Greenwich, Senescallus.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Essex.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Holderness.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes I'lay.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Cadogan.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Sberard.
Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Belhaven.
Ds. Harcourt.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Folcy.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Coningesby.
Ds. Torrington.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Newburgh.
Ds. Pawlett Bas.

PRAYERS.

Inverness, Duty on Beer, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scotts, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Pint of Ale or Beer that shall be vended or sold within the Town of Inverness, and Privileges thereof, for paying the Debts of the said Town; and for building a Church, and making a Harbour there."

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)

L. President.
L. Chamberlain.
D. Bolton.
D. Bucks.
D. Montrose.
D. Roxburgh.
L. Steward.
Added, E. Dorset.
E. Warwick.
E. Manchester.
E. Stamford.
E. Sunderland.
E. Clarendon.
E. Yarmouth.
E. Nottingham.
E. Warrington.
E. Sutherland.
E. Orkney.
E. Deloraine.
E. I'lay.
E. Cadogan.
V. Townshend.
V. Cobham.
L. Abp. York.
L. B. Sarum.
L. B. Norwich.
L. B. Rochester.
L. B. Chester.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. Peterborow.
L. Willoughby Er.
L. Delawar.
L. North & Grey.
L. Hunsdon.
L. Compton.
L. Bruce.
L. Lumley.
L. Carteret.
L. Guilford.
L. Rosse.
L. Belhavon.
L. Harcourt.
L. Boyle.
L. Hay.
L. Foley.
Added, L. Bathurst.
L. Coningesby.
L. Newburgh.

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

Peerage of Great Britain, Bill:

Hodie 2a Vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for settling the Peerage of Great Britain."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Wednesday next; and all the Lords to be summoned, with Notice of the Occasion.

E. Abercorn & al. Petition against it.

A Petition of James Earl of Abercorn, John Earl of Dundonald, and Henry Lucius Lord Viscount Faulkland, was presented to the House, and read; praying to be heard, by their Counsel, against such Part of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling the Pecrage of Great Britain," as concerns the Peers of Scotland.

And it being moved, "That the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House to whom the said Bill stands committed; and that the Petitioners may be heard, by their Counsel, as desired:"

The same was objected to.

And, after Debate;

The Question was put, "That the Petition be referred to the said Committee of the whole House?"

It was Resolved in the Negative.

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

Commissioners Army Debts, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Commissioners, appointed to examine, state, and determine, the Debts due to the Army; and to examine and state the Demands of several Foreign Princes and States, for Subsidies during the late War."

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

Resolution concerning Reports from Officers of Works.

The Earl of Clarendon reported from the Lords Committees, appointed to inquire into the Matters in the Report delivered the Tenth Day of February last, by the Master Mason, upon Oath; as also the other Reports delivered by the Officers of His Majesty's Works: "That they had made the Inquiry directed, and examined the said Officers of the Works, as also several Persons, as well upon Oath as without, touching the same; and were come to the following Resolution; (videlicet,)

"That the several Reports made by Mr. Colen Campbell, Mr. Benjamin Benson, and Mr. Robert Barker, and the Representation, at the Bar of this House, of William Benson Esquire, Surveyor General of His Majesty's Works, that the House was in immediate Danger of falling, were false and groundless; and have occasioned a long Interruption and Delay of the Public Business in Parliament; and much unnecessary Expence to His Majesty, as well in relation to Repairs done to the House, as of building a Place for their Lordships to sit in, in Westminster Hall."

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

And Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the beforementioned Resolution be laid before His Majesty, by the Lords with White Staves.

Naval Stores, Importation, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for giving further Encouragement for importing Naval Stores."

Message from H. C. with a Bill.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Wheate and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing the Mischiefs which may happen by keeping too great Quantities of Gunpowder in or near the Cities of London and Westminster, or the Suburbs thereof;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Butler versus Bourke.

Whereas, by Order of this House of the Three and Twentieth of February last, John Bourke and Frances his Wife were required peremptorily to put in their Answer to the Appeal of William Butler on or before the Eleventh Instant; which they have neglected to do, though duly served with the said Order:

And the House being this Day moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed; and if the said Respondents do not put in their Answer before such Hearing, that then their Lordships will hear the said Appeal ex Parte.

Arrat versus Wilson.

Whereas this Day was appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein John Arrat Esquire is Appellant, and John Wilson Respondent:

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Friday next; and that the other Causes be removed in Course.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, decimum septimum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 17o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Cestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Dux Newcastle. Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
Comes Greenwich, Senescallus.
Comes Dorset & Middl'x.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Warwick & Holland.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Holderness.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes I'lay.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Cadogan.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Sherard.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Ross.
Ds. Belhaven.
Ds. Harcourt.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Coningesby.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Newburgh.

PRAYERS.

Mischiefs by Gunpowder, to prevent, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for preventing the Mischiefs which may happen by keeping too great Quantities of Gunpowder in or near the Cities of London and Westminster, or the Suburbs thereof."

Smuggling, and Frauds in the Customs, to prevent, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee again upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act against clandestine Running of uncustomed Goods; and for the more effectual preventing of Frauds relating to the Customs."

And, after some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Clarendon reported, "That the Committee of the whole House, to whom the said Bill was referred, had heard the Merchants upon their Petition, against the Clauses therein contained, relating to the Premium on the Importation of Pitch and Tar from The West Indies; as also some of the Commissioners of His Majesty's Customs, and of the Navy, for the said Clauses; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, with some Amendments; which he was ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the Report of the said Amendments be received To-morrow.

Ordered, That the Earl of Dorset and Lord Bathurst be added to the Committee to whom the Bill for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scotts upon every Pint of Ale or Beer that shall be vended or sold within the Town of Inverness, stands committed.

Amendment, Writs of Error, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Amendment of Writs of Error; and for the further preventing the arresting or reversing Judgements after Verdict."

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. Orlebar and Mr. Lovibond:

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

E. India Trade, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better securing the lawful Trade of His Majesty's Subjects to and from The East Indies; and for the effectual preventing all His Majesty's Subjects trading thither under Foreign Commissions."

And, after some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Clarendon reported from the said Committee, "That they had made some Progress in the Bill; and directed him to move, that they may have Leave to sit again."

Ordered, That the House be, on Saturday next put into a Committee again, to consider further of the beforementioned Bill; and that the Commissioners of His Majesty's Customs, or some of them, and likewise some of the Members of the East India Company, and the Merchants who petitioned against a Clause therein contained, do then attend.

Rolt's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Edward Rolt Esquire and Ann his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for removing a Doubt arising by some general Words contained in an Indenture in the Petition mentioned, to the Intent the Petitioner Ann may stand and be seised, in Fee Simple, of the Moiety of the Manor of Earles Stoake, and all other Estates of Katherine Baynton, and whereunto John Baynton, as the Marriage Portion of the said Katherine, became seised in Fee, according to the Intent of the said John Baynton:

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and Mr. Justice Tracey; who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing them, to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties that may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, decimum octavum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 18o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Worcestr.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cestr.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Dux Kent, C. P. S.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Portland.
March. Annandale.
Comes Greenwich, Senescallus.
E. Pembroke.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Dorset.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Holderness.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Poulett.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes I'lay.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Cadogan.
Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Ross.
Ds. Belhaven.
Ds. Harcourt.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Coningesby.
Ds. Torrington.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Newburgh.
Ds. Pawlett Bas.

PRAYERS.

Naval Stores, Importation, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for giving further Encouragement for importing Naval Stores."

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

Deer Stealers Punishment, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual an Act of the Third and Fourth Years of the Reign of King William and Queen Mary, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Discovery and Punishment of Deer Stealers."

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

D. Wharton's Bill.

The Earl of Clarendon reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Manors of Aske Catterton, and other Lands, in the County of York, and County and City of York, Part of the Estate of Philip Duke of Wharton, in Trustees, to be sold or mortgaged, for the Purposes therein mentioned," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and found the Allegations thereof to be true; and that the Parties concerned had given their Consents; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereunto."

Which were read Twice, and agreed to.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

Game Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Preservation of the Game."

Inverness Duty on Beer, Bill.

The Earl of Clarendon reported from the Lords Committeees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scotts, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Pint of Ale or Beer that shall be vended or sold within the Town of Inverness and Privileges thereof, for paying the Debts of the said Town, and for building a Church, and making a Harbour there," was committed: "That they had gone through the said Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Smuggling, and Frauds in the Customs, to prevent, Bill.

The Earl of Clarendon (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act against clandestine Running of uncustomed Goods; and for the more effectual preventing of Frauds relating to the Customs," was committed; the Amendments made by the Committee to the said Bill, as follows:

"Pr. 16. Lines 17 & 18. Leave out ["is not sitting to be used for making Cordage, and that"].

"L. 20. After ["clean"], insert ["bright"].

"Pr. 17. L. to. After ["clean"], insert ["bright"].

"Lines 11 & 12. Leave out ["and fit for making Cordage"].

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

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be read the Third Time To-morrow.

Peerage of Great Britain, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling the Peerage of "Great Britain."

And, after some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Clarendon reported from the said Committee, "That they had made some Progress in the said Bill; and directed him to move, that they may have Leave to sit again."

Ordered, That the House be, on Friday next, put into a Committee again, to consider further of the said Bill; and all the Lords to be summoned.

Arrat versus Wilson.

Whereas Friday next is appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein John Arrat Esquire is Appellant, and John Wilson Respondent:

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Monday next; and that the other Causes be removed in Course.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 19o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Bucks.
March. Annandale.
Comes Greenwich, Senescallus.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Dorset.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Holderness.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dcloraine.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Cadogan.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Bclhaven.
Ds. Harcourt.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Coningesby.
Ds. Newburgh.

PRAYERS.

Sunderland Parist, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making the Town and Township of Sunderland a distinct Parish from the Parish of Bishop Wearmouth, in the County of Durham."

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)

Ld. Chamberlain.
D. Somerset.
D. Bucks.
Marq. Annandale.
Ld. Steward.
E. Dorset.
E. Stamford.
E. Sunderland.
E. Clarendon.
E. Yarmouth.
E. Nottingham.
E. Rochester.
E. Poulet.
E. Loudoun.
E. Ilay.
E. Oxford.
E. Strafford.
E. Carnarvon.
E. Cowper.
E. Stanhope.
E. Cadogan.
V. Townshend.
V. Tadcaster.
L. Abp. York.
L. B. London.
L. B. Sarum.
L. B. Norwich.
L. B. Bristol.
L. B. Glocester.
L. B. Lincoln.
L. B. Carlislc.
L. B. Peterborough.
L. Willoughby Er.
Ld. North & Grey.
L. Compton.
L. Brucc.
L. Berkeley Str.
L. Lucas.
L. Lumley.
L. Carteret.
L. Weston.
L. Gower.
L. Ross.
L. Belhaven.
L. Harcourt.
L. Boyle.
L. Mansel.
L. Foley.
L. Carleton.
L. Coningesby.
L. Newburgh.

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

D. of Wharton's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Manors of Aske Catterlon, and other Lands, in the County of York, and County and City of York, Part of the Estate of Philip Duke of Wharton, in Trustees, to be sold or mortgaged, for the Purposes therein mentioned:"

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in thé Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it:

A Message was sent to the House of Commons by Mr. Orlebar and Mr. Lovibond:

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Representation of Commissioncrs of Churches delivered.

The Lord Archbishop of York, from the Commissioners appointed by His Majesty, for building Fifty new Churches in and about the Cities of London and Westminster, and Suburbs thereof, &c. presented to the House (pursuant to Act of Parliament) a Duplicate of their humble Representation to His most Gracious Majesty, touching the Manner of providing a Maintenance for the Ministers who are to officiate in the new Churches.

And the Title thereof was read.

Inverness Duty on Beer, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scotts, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Pint of Ale or Beer that shall be vended or sold within the Town of Inverness and Privileges thereof, for paying the Debts of the said Town, and for building a Church, and making a Harbour there."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

A Message was sent to the House of Commons by Mr. Orlebar and Mr. Lovibond:

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

Smuggling, and Frauds in the Customs, to prevent, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act against clandestine Running of uncustomed Goods; and for the more effectual preventing of Frauds relating to the Customs:"

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 it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons by Mr. Orlobar and Mr. Lovibond:

To return the said Bill; and acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the same, with some Amendments; to which they desire their Concurrence.

Bermingham versus Lord Shelburne.

The Order of the Day being read, for resuming the ädjourned Debate, upon the Petition of Edward Bermingham and Abigal his Wife, presented to this House the Eighteenth of February last, for putting off the Hearing of their Appeal, to which Henry Lord Shelburn is Respondent:

The said Petition was read; as was also an Affidavit of the said Abigal, "That she had lately sent a Messenger to Dublin, to examine Copies of Pleadings in this Cause, who was not yet returned; and without which, she can't be ready to hear the said Appeal."

And thereupon the Solicitors on both Sides were called in; and examined, at the Bar, as to what passed between them, in relation to the admitting the reading of Copies of Matters relating to the Cause.

And a Proposalon that Account, made by the Appellants Solicitor, in Writing, to the Respondent's Solicitor, being delivered in, and read:

The Respondent's Solicitor declared, "That what was read in the Court below should be admitted at the Hearing; or what the Lords should judge fit to be read should be likewise admitted."

And withdrew.

Commissioners Army Debts, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue the Commissioners, appointed to examine, state, and determine, the Debts due to the Army; and to examine and state the Demands of several Foreign Princes and States for Subsidies, during the late War."

And, after some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Clarendon reported, "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 read the Third Time To-morrow.

Artisicers, to prevent the seducing of, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was also adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent the Inconveniencies arising from seducing Artificers, in the Manufactures of Great Britain, into Foreign Parts; and to prevent Foreigners being instructed in the said Manufactures."

After some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Clarendon reported from the said Committee, "That they had made some Progress in the Bill; and directed him to move, that they may have Leave to sit again."

Ordered, That the House be, on this Day Fortnight, put into a Committee again, to consider further of the said Bill.

Cullum's and Weemes' Compositions, Bills, com.

Whereas this Day was appointed, for the House to be put into a Committee of the whole House upon the Two following Bills; (videlicet,)

mitted to a Select Committee.

"1. An Act to enable the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, or Lord High Treasurer, for the Time being, to compound with Jasper Cullum, for the Debts he stands engaged for to the Crown, on account of Richard Lee, Thomas Corbin, Heneage Robinson, and John Fox, for Duties on Tobacco:"

"2. An Act to enable the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, or Lord High Treasurer, for the Time being, to compound with Robert Weemes, for the Debt due from him to His Majesty, in relation to the Duties on Salt:"

The House being moved, "That the Consideration of the said Bills be referred to a Select Committee; the same being found of such a Nature as most proper for the Consideration of such a Committee:"

It is thereupon Ordered, That the Committee of the whole House be discharged from proceeding on the said Bills:

And that they be, and are hereby, committed to the Consideration of the Lords following; (videlicet,)

Ld. Chamberlain.
D. Somerset.
D. Bucks.
Marq. Annandale.
Ld. Steward.
E. Pembroke.
E. Dorset.
E. Warwick.
E. Stamford.
E. Sunderland.
E. Clarendon.
E. Yarmouth.
E. Nottingham.
E. Rochester.
E. Poulet.
E. Godolphin.
E. I'lay.
E. Oxford.
E. Strafford.
E. Cowper.
E. Stanhope.
V. Townshend.
V. Tadcaster.
L. Abp. York.
L. B. London.
L. B. Norwich.
L. B. Bristol.
L. B. Glocester.
L. B. Lincoln.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. Peterborough.
L. North & Grey.
L. Hunsdon.
L. Compton.
L. Bruce.
L. Lucas.
L. Lumley.
L. Carteret.
L. Haversham.
L. Belhaven.
L. Harcourt.
L. Boyle.
L. Foley.
L. Carleton.
L. Coningesby.

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

Assize of Bread, and Sail Cloth, Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Act made in the Eighth Year of the Reign of the late Queen Anne, to regulate the Price and Assize of Bread; and for continuing the Act made in the Twelfth Year of Her said late Majesty's Reign, for the better Encouragement of the making Sail Cloth in Great Britain," be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Tuesday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 20o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Epus. London.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Landev.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cestr.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Dux Kent, C. P. S.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Portland.
March: Annandale.
Comes Greenwich, Senescallus.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Dorset.
Comes Lcicester.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmoriand.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Essex.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Holderness.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Sherard.
Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Belhaven.
Ds. Harcourt.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Coningesby.
Ds. Torrington.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Newburgh.

PRAYERS.

Commissioners Army Debts, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Commissioners, appointed to examine, state, and determine, the Debts due to the Army; and to examine and state the Demands of several Foreign Princes and States, for Subsidies during the late War."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

A Message was sent to the House of Commons by Mr. Hiccocks and Mr. Orlebar:

To acquaint them, that the Lords had agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Game Bill rejected.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Preservation of the Game."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall be committed?"

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Ordered, That the said Bill be rejected.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Peers of Scotland against Peerage Bill.

A Petition of several Peers of Great Britain, who at the Time of the Union were Peers of Scotland, and others, was presented to the House, and read; praying to be heard, by their Counsel, against such Part of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling the Peerage of Great Britain," as concerns the Peers of Scotland.

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

Peerage of Great Britain, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee again upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling the Peerage of Great Britain."

And, after some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Clarendon reported from the said Committee, "That they had made some further Progress in the Bill; and directed him to move, that they may have Leave to sit again."

Ordered, That the House be, on Tuesday next, put into a Committee again, to consider further of the said Bill.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, vicesimum primum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.