House of Lords Journal Volume 21
March 1719, 21-30

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 21: March 1719, 21-30', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 21: 1718-1721 (1767-1830), pp. 108-115. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113418 Date accessed: 22 August 2014.


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March 1719, 21-30

DIE Sabbati, 21o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Worcestr.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cestr.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Dux Kent, C. P. S.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Graston.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Bucks.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Roxburgh.
Comes Greenwich, Senescallus.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Dorset.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Holderness.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Cadogan.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Sherard.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Belhaven.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Coningesby.
Ds. Torrington.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Pawlett Bas.

PRAYERS.

Ministers in Scotland, to take the Oaths, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual the Laws appointing the Oaths for Security of the Government to be taken by Ministers and Preachers in Churches and Meeting-houses in Scotland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read a First Time.

Also, a Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Hungerford and others:

Messages from H. C. with Bills.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further Punishment of such Persons as shall unlawfully kill or destroy Deer, in Parks, Paddocks, or other enclosed Grounds;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Dunbar Duty on Beer, Bill.

And a Message from the House of Commons, by Sir David Dalrimple and others:

With a 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 Dunbar, for improving and preserving the Harbour, and repairing the Town-house, and building a School, and other Public Buildings there; and for supplying the said Town with fresh Water;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read a First Time.

Sunderland Parish, Bill.

The Earl of Clarendon reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, 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," was committed: "That they had gone through the Bill, and made Two Amendments thereunto, as follow; (videlicet,)

"P. 4. Lines 15 and 16. Leave out ["who shall be of the Communion of the Church of England as now by Law established."]

Pr. 10. L. 31. Before ["Saving"], insert ["And the Settlement and Determination of the said Court of Sessions shall be final, and no Appeal to be had or made from the same."]

The First of the said Amendments being read a Second Time;

And Debate thereupon:

The Question was put, "Whether to agree with the Committee in the said Amendment?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the other Amendment, being likewise read a Second Time, was agreed to.

Mischiefs by Gunpowder, to prevent, Bill.

Hodie 2a 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."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
L. Chamberlain.
D. Somerset.
D. Marlborough.
D. Bucks.
D. Roxburgh.
Ld. Steward.
E. Dorset.
E. Stamford.
E. Clarendon.
E. Yarmouth.
E. Rochester.
E. Warrington.
E. Orkney.
E. Ilay.
E. Oxford.
E. Cowper.
E. Stanhope.
E. Cadogan.
V. Townshend.
V. Sherard.
L. B. Worcester.
L. B. Norwich.
L. B. Bristol.
L. B. Chester.
L. B. Glocester.
L. B. Lincoln.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. Peterborow.
L. North & Grey.
L. Compton.
L. Bruce.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Lumley.
L. Carteret.
L. Weston.
L. Ross.
L. Boyle.
L. Mansel.
L. Foley.
L. Carleton.
L. Coningesby.
L. Torrington.
L. Romney.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Monday 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.

Petitions against Gunpowder Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of John Martin, John Rice, and James Taylor, Lessees of Warehouses for keeping Gunpowder, situated in the Parishes of St. John's Wapping and Wapping Stepney, in the County of Middl'x; praying, "That they may be heard, by themselves or Counsel, before the passing of the 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," depending in this House, in order to have a Satisfaction for the Loss they will sustain by being restrained from using their Warehouses in the Manner they have done (and which they are only fit for); or that a Clause may be inserted in the said Bill, to discharge them from their said Leases; or to grant them such Relief in the Premises as to this House shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the Bill stands committed; and that the Petitioners may be heard, by themselves or Counsel, as desired.

Upon reading the Petition of Samuel Watlington, Benjamin Miller, and Samuel Streater, Owners of several Warehouses for keeping of Gunpowder, situate in Johnson's Field, in the Parish of Wapping Stepney, in Middl'x; praying, "That they may be heard, by themselves, or Counsel, before the passing of the 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," depending in this House, in order to have their Right of enjoying their said Warehouses, in the same Manner as they now do, preserved to them; or, in case it should be thought sit to restrain them from keeping Gunpowder therein, that they may have a reasonable Satisfaction for their Loss and Damage thereby, or such other Relief as to this Honourable House shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the Bill stands committed; and that the Petitioners may be heard, by themselves or Counsel, as desired.

Message from H. C. to return the Bill for repairing Highways.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual the several Acts passed for repairing and amending the Highways of this Kingdom;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments; to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

E. India Trade, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee again 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 more effectual preventing all His Majesty's Subjects trading thither under Foreign Commissions."

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 Wednesday next, put into a Committee again, to consider further of the said Bill.

Cullum's Composition, Bill.

The Earl of Clarendon reported from the Lords Committees to whom 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," was committed: "That they had gone through the said Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Weemes' Composition, Bill.

The Earl of Clarendon also reported from the Lords Committees to whom 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," was committed: "That they had gone through the said Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 23o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cestr.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Dux Kent, C. P. S.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Graston.
Dux Bucks.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Portland.
Comes Greenwich, Senescallus.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Bristal.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Cadogan.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Sherard.
Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Belhaven.
Ds. Harcourt.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Coningesby.
Ds. Romney.

PRAYERS.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Lord Lovat versus Mackenzie & al.

Whereas Wednesday next is appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Simon Lord Lovat is Appellant, and Kenneth Mackenzie and others are Respondents:

The House being moved, "That the Hearing thereof may be put off, in regard the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill for the better securing the lawful Trade of His Majesty's Subjects to and from The East Indies, is appointed then to sit again:"

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

Arrat versus Wilson:

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Mr. John Arrat, complaining of an Interlocutory Sentence of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, the Ninth of December 1714; and of another Interlocutor of his Lordship, of the Seventeenth of the same Month; and of an Interlocutory Sentence of the Lords of Session, of the Thirtieth of June 1716; and of an Interlocutor of the said Lords, on the Five and Twentieth of July following; and of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary, of the Seven and Twentieth of the same Month; and of the Interlocutors of the Lords of Session, of the Eighth of January and First of February 1717, affirming their former Interlocutors; and of their Interlocutor and Decree of the Ninth of July 1717; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary, the One and Twentieth of November following; and praying, "That the said several Interlocutory Sentences and Decrees, and Affirmances thereof, may be reversed:" As likewise upon the Answer of John Wilson put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors affirmed, with Costs.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that all the several Interlocutory Sentences and Decrees, and Affirmances thereof, in the said Appeal complained of, be, and the same are hereby, affirmed: And it is further Ordered, That the said Appellant do pay, or cause to be paid, to the said Respondent, the Sum of Forty Pounds, for his Costs in respect of this Appeal.

Dunbar, 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 Dunbar, for improving and preserving the Harbour, and repairing the Town-House, and building a School and other public Buildings there, and for supplying the said Town with fresh Water."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
Ld. Chamberlain.
D. Bucks.
D. Montrose.
D. Portland.
Ld. Steward.
E. Pembroke.
E. Stamford.
E. Clarendon.
E. Yarmouth.
E. Nottingham.
E. Warrington.
E. Sutherland.
E. Loudoun.
E. Orkney.
E. Ilay.
E. Oxford.
E. Strafford.
E. Cowper.
E. Stanhope.
E. Cadogan.
V. Lonsdale.
V. Tadcaster.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Glocester.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. North & Grey.
L. Compton.
L. Bruce.
L. Gower.
L. Ross.
L. Belhaven.
L. Harcourt.
L. Montjoy.
L. Mansel.
L. Masham.
L. Foley.
L. Carleton.
L. Coningesby.
L. Romney.

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.

Cullum's Composition, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Weemes' Composition, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two last Bills.

And Messages were severally sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Browning and Mr. Holford:

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 24o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Worcester.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cestr.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburgh.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Dux Kingston, Præses.
Dux Kent, C. P. S.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Bucks.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Portland.
March. Annandale.
Comes Greenwich, Senescallus.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Dorset.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Holderness.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Orford.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Cadogan.
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. Byron.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
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. Trevor.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Coningesby.
Ds. Torrington.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Newburgh.
Ds. Pawlett Bas.

PRAYERS.

Bankrupts Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing Frauds committed by Bankrupts;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read a First Time.

Time to determine Claims to forfeited Estates, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Time to determine Claims on the forfeited Estates."

Sunderland Parish, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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. Browning and Mr. Holford:

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.

Ministers in Scotland, to take the Oaths, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual the Laws appointing the Oaths for Security of the Government to be taken by Ministers and Preachers in Churches and Meeting Houses in Scotland."

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

Highways, repairing, Bill:

The House being moved, "To take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, An Act for making more effectual the several Acts passed for repairing and amending the Highways of this Kingdom:"

The said several Amendments were read Thrice, and agreed to.

Amendments agreed to.

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Browning and Mr. Holford, to acquaint them therewith.

The Orders of the Day being read:

Naval Stores, Bill.

It is Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for giving further Encouragement for importing Naval Stores," be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Thursday next.

Deer Stealers, Punishment of Bill.

Ordered, That the 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," be committed to a Committee of the whole House, Tomorrow.

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 referred to the Lords Committees to whom the Bill 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 Dunbar, stands committed.

Their Lordships or any Five of them; to meet at the same Time and Place.

Peerage of Great Bri 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 Thursday 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 Mercurii, vicesimum quintum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 25o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Dux Montrose.
March. Annandale.
Comes Greenwich, Senescallus.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Holderness.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Cadogan.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Sherard.
Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Belhaven.
Ds. Harcourt.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Coningesby.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Pawlett Bas.

PRAYERS.

Dunbar Duty on Beer, Bill.

The Earl of Clarendon reported from the Lords Committees 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 Dunbar, for improving and preserving the Harbour, and repairing the Town-house, and building a School, and other Public Buildings there; and for supplying the said Town with fresh Water," was committed: That they had gone through the Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Assize of Bread, and Sail Cloth, Bill.

The Earl of Clarendon also reported from the Lords Committees to whom 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," was committed: "That they had gone through the Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Deer Stealers, Punishment of, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the 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."

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 One Amendment thereunto; which he was ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

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

Messages from H. C. with Bills.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir William Lowther and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Poor Prisoners for Debt;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for appointing a Commissioner and Trustee, to put in Execution the Powers and Authorities of the several Acts of Parliament relating to the forfeited Estates, and Estates given to Superstitious Uses, in the room of George Treby Esquire, who has desired to be discharged from the said Trusts;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Mischiefs by Gunpowder, to prevent, Bill.

The Earl of Clarendon reported from the Lords Committees to whom the 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," was committed: "That they had gone through the Bill; and made One Amendment thereunto, as follows:

"At the End of the Bill, add Clause (A).

"And whereas several Leases, Covenants, Articles, and Agreements, have been made and granted, to several Persons, of Warehouses and Storehouses, for keeping of Gunpowder: Be it therefore Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That all such Leases, Covenants, Articles, and Agreements, made or entered into as aforesaid, of any such Warehouses or Storehouses, within the Cities of London and Westminster, and Suburbs thereof, shall, from and after the First Day of August 1719, be null and void, to all Intents and Purposes whatsoever, as absolutely as if such Leases, Covenants, Articles, and Agreements, had never been made or granted; any Law, Act, Statute, Provision, Custom, Matter, or Thing, to the contrary, in any Wise notwithstanding."

Which Amendment was read Twice by the Clerk, and agreed to by the House.

E. India Trade, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee again 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 more effectual preventing all His Majesty's Subjects trading thither under Foreign Commissions."

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 To-morrow, at Twelve a Clock, the House be put into a Committee again, to consider further of the said Bill; and that the Merchants who attended this Day, and some of the Members of the East India Company, have Notice thereof.

Naval Stores, Importation of, Bill.

Whereas To-morrow is appointed, for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for giving further Encouragement for importing Naval Stores:"

It is Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee thereupon, on Thursday the Second Day of April next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 26o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Epus. Landav.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cestr.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Dux Kingston, Præses.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Portland.
March. Annandale.
Comes Greenwich, Senescallus.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Cadogan.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Sherard.
Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Belhaven.
Ds. Harcourt.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Coningesby.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Torrington.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Newburgh.

PRAYERS.

V. Castlemain versus Edwards.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Sir Richard Child Lord Viscount Castlemain and others are Appellants, and John Edwards and Elizabeth his Wife Respondents:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed after Easter.

Message from H C. for a Conference on Lords Amendments to the Bill to prevent Smuggling, &c.

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

To desire a Conference with this House, upon the Subject-matter of the Amendments made by their Lordships to the Bill, intituled, "An Act against clandestine Running of uncustomed Goods; and for the more effectual preventing of Frauds relating to the Customs."

To which the House agreed.

Agreed to.

And the Messengers were called in; and acquainted, "That the Lords do agree to a Conference, as is desired; and appoint it presently, in the Painted Chamber."

Message from H. C. to return the Bill for Amendment of Writs of Error.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Amendment of Writs of Error; and for the further preventing the arresting or reversing of Judgements after Verdict;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Managers of the Conference.

The Lords following were named Managers of the Conference; (videlicet,)

D. Bucks.
E. Stamford.
E. Sunderland.
E. Clarendon.
E. Nottingham.
E. Warrington.
E. Strafford.
E. Cowper.
E. Stanhope.
Ld. North & Grey.
L. Bruce.
L. Carteret.
L. Belhaven.
L. Harcourt.
L. Trevor.
L. Coningesby.

The House being informed, "That the Managers of the Conference for the House of Commons were now ready, in the Painted Chamber:"

Conference on the Bill to prevent Smuggling, &c. reported:

The Names of the Managers for this House were read.

And the House was adjourned during Pleasure; and the Lords went to the Conference.

Which being ended, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Sunderland reported, "That the Lords had been at the Conference; and that the Commons acquainted them, that they do not agree to the Amendments made by this House to the said Bill; and gave Reasons for their Disagreement; and also delivered the Bill, with the Amendments."

The said Amendments, being severally read by the Clerk, were agreed not to be insisted on by the House.

Message to H. C. that the Lords do not insist on their Amendments to it.

And, a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Lovibond and Mr. Holford:

To acquaint them therewith.

Sunderland Parish, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, 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;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

E. India Trade, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee again 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 more effectual preventing all His Majesty's Subjects trading thither under Foreign Commissions."

After some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Clarendon reported from the said Committee, "That they had heard the Merchants, upon their Petition, against a Clause in the Bill; and some of the Members of the East India Company, for the said Clause; 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."

It is Ordered, That the Report of the said Amendments be received on Saturday the Fourth of April next.

Peerage of Great Britain, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was likewise 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, "That the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several 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 on Monday the Sixth of April next.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, secundum diem Aprilis jam prox. futur. hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Sabbati, 4o Junii, 1720, hitherto examined by us,

Clarendon.
Coningesby.
Say & Seale.
A. Menev.
Joh. Peterbor.
Hu. Bristol.
Delawarr.
Romney.