House of Lords Journal Volume 33
June 1772

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 33: June 1772', Journal of the House of Lords volume 33: 1770-1773 (1767-1830), pp. 442-457. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113567 Date accessed: 02 October 2014.


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Die Lunæ, 1o Junii 1772.
Rutherford et al. against Hamilton. Severn Towing Path Bill: Excise, to prevent Frauds in, Bill: Stamp Duties Bill. Expiring Laws Bill: Policies of Assurance, for altering Stamp Duties on, &c. Bill. Bankrupts Bill: Ireland, Trade to, Bill. Redeeming Annuities and Lottery Bill: Lady Fitzwilliams Estate Bill: Sheet Bridge to Portsmouth, &c. Road Bill: Lady Jekyll’s Debt to the Crown, Bill: Tea, Draw back on, &c. Bill: Lazarets Bill: Isle of Man Fishery Bill: St. Pancras Paving, &c. Bill: St. Sepulchre’s Poor and Paving, &c. Hill Birmingham Chapels, &c. Bill: Cardington, &c. Road Bill. Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Eighteen preceding Bills. Insolvent Debtors in Scotland Bill: Message to H. C. with Amendments to it. Writs of Error. Judah against Furmass and Rich: Bucknall against Berridge: Dixon against Pearse: Collins against Goodtitle. Forestallers, &c. Bill: Message to H. C. with Amendments to it. Game, better Preservation of, Bill. Corn, to regulate the Importation and Exportation of, Bill. Foreign Protestants, Naturalizing of, Bill. Bastard Children, Act to repeal; Bill. Adjourn. Die Maris, 2o Junii 1772.
Wauchope against Sir Archibald Hope et al. Parkhill against Chalmers et al. Game, better Preservation of, Bill. Corn, Importation and Exportation of, to regulate, Bill. Foreign Protestants Naturalizing of, Bill. Buildings and Party Wills, Regulation of, Bill. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 3o Junii 1772.
Bills passed by Commission. Sir Thomas Broughton against Errington et al. Sir George Booth against Wright et al. Sinking Fund, &c. Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Game, better Preservation of, Bill. Corn, Importation and Exportation of, Bill: Message to H. C. with Amendments to the Two preceding Bills. Buildings and Party Walls, Regulation of, Bill; Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Resolution of the 2d of Feb. 1770, taken into Consideration. Messages from H. C. to return Forestallers, &c. Bill; and Russels Bill. and Insolvent Debtors in Scotland Bill. Foreign Protestants, Naturalizing, Bill. Adjourn. Die Martis, 9o Junii 1772.
Robinson’s Exemplification Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Bolts against Attorney General and Rast India Company. Irving to enter into Recognizance on Bolts Appeal. Graham et al. against Lindesay et al. Appeal dismissed. King present. Bills passed. His Majesty’s Speech. Parliament prorogued.

Die Lunæ, 1o Junii 1772.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Eliens.Dux Richmond.Ds. Bruce.
Epus. Meneven.Dux Portland.Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Asaphen.Dux Northumberland.Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Cestrien.Comes Denbigh.Ds. Mansfield.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Comes Abercorn.Ds. Sondes.
Comes Marchmont.Ds. Boston.
Comes Rosebery.Ds. Digby.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Granville.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Northington.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Rutherford et al. against Hamilton.

The Answer of Robert Hamilton Provost of the Burgh of Kinghorn, in North Britain, to the Appeal of James Rutherford Writer in Kinghorn, and others, was this Day brought in.

Severn Towing Path Bill:

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for making and keeping in Repair a Road or Passage for Horses, on the Banks of the River Severn, between Bewdley Bridge and a Place called The Meadow Whars, at Coalbrookdale, for haling and drawing Vessels along the said River; 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; 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 making and keeping in Repair a Road or Passage for Horses, on the Banks of the River Severn, between Bewdley Bridge and a Place called The Meadow Whars, at Coalbrookdale, for haling and drawing Vessels along the said River; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Excise, to prevent Frauds in, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual preventing of Frauds in the Revenues of Excise with respect to Tea, Soap, Low Wines, and Spirits.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stamp Duties Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual preventing of Frauds in the Stamp Duties upon Vellum, Parchment, Paper, and Cards.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Expiring Laws Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue several Laws relating to the Allowance upon the Exportation of British-made Gunpowder; to the giving further Encouragement for the Importation of Naval Stores from the British Colonies in America; to the further encouraging the Manufacture of British Sail Cloth, and to the Duties payable on Foreign Sail Cloth; to the granting a Liberty to carry Sugars of the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture of any of His Majesty’s Sugar Colonies, directly into Foreign Parts, in Ships built in Great Britain, and navigated according to Law; to the free Importation of Cattle from Ireland; and to the regulating the Fees of Officers of the Customs and Naval Officers in America.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Policies of Assurance, for altering Stamp Duties on, &c. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for altering the Stamp Duties upon Policies of Assurance; and for reducing the Allowance to be made in respect of the Prompt Payment of the Stamp Duties on Licences for retailing Beer, Ale, and other exciseable Liquors; and for explaining and amending several Acts of Parliament relating to Hackney Coaches and Chairs,” so far as the same relates to Hackney Coaches.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bankrupts Bill:

Hodie 3a vice letca est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue an Ast made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act to prevent the committing of Frauds by Bankrupts, and for making Provision for discharging Bankrupts, in certain Cases, from their Imprisonment.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ireland, Trade to, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for preventing Frauds and Abuses, in relation to the Trade carried on between Great Britain and Ireland.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Redeeming Annuities and Lottery Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for redeeming One million five hundred thousand Pounds of the Capital Stocks of Three Pounds per Centum Annuities, in the Manner and on the Terms therein mentioned; and for establishing a Lottery.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Lady Fitzwilliams Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting in His Majesty certain Hereditaments at Richmond, in the County of Surrey, belonging to Catharine Viscountess Fitzwilliam, and held by Lease from the Crown; and for vesting the Freehold and Inheritance of certain Leasehold and Copyhold Hereditaments at Richmond aforesaid, in Trustees and their Heirs, in Trust for the said Catharine Viscountess Fitzwilliam, as a Part of the Compensation for the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sheet Bridge to Portsmouth, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Sheet Bridge to Portsmouth, and from Petersfield to the Alton Turnpike Road near Ropley, in the County of Southampton.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Lady Jekyll’s Debt to the Crown, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Lords of the Treasury to discharge the Executors of Lady Anne Jekyll from a Debt due to His Majesty for the Use of the Sinking Fund, upon Payment of the same into the Exchequer.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Tea, Draw back on, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for granting a Drawback of Part of the Customs upon the Exportation of Tea to Ireland and the British Dominions in America; for altering the Drawback upon Foreign Sugars exported from Great Britain to Ireland, for continuing the Bounty on the Exportation of British-made Cordage; for allowing the Importation of Rice from the British Plantations into the Ports of Bristol, Liverpoole, Lancaster, and Whitehaven, for immediate Exportation to Foreign Parts; and to empower the Chief Magistrate of any Corporation to administer the Oath, and grant the Certificate required by Law, upon the Removal of certain Goods to London, which have been sent into the Country for Sale.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Lazarets Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend so much of an Ast, made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, as relates to the Establishment of Lazarets.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Isle of Man Fishery Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the further Encouragement of the Herring Fishery on the Coasts of the Isle of Man; and for obviating a Doubt which has arisen with respect to the allowing the Bounties upon the British White Herring Fishery in the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-one.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

St. Pancras Paving, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for paving, lighting, cleansing, watering, and watching, the Streets and other Publick Places within such Part of the Parish of Saint Pancras, in the County of Middlesex, as lies on the West Side of Tottenham Court Road; and for preventing Nuisances and Obstructions therein; and for obliging the Trustees for the Care of the said Road to pave, repair, and cleanse, such Part of the said Road as is therein described.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

St. Sepulchre’s Poor and Paving, &c. Hill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor within that Part of the Parish of Saint Sepulchre which is in the County of Middlesex, and for paving, cleansing, lighting, watching, and regulating, the Squares, Streets, Lanes, Alleys, Courts, Yards, and Open Passages and Places, within the same, and for removing Annoyances therefrom; and for making the Communication between Charter-house Square and Saint John Street, through Charter-house Lane, more convenient.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Birmingham Chapels, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act tor building Two new Chapels, and providing Burial Places thereto, within the Town of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Cardington, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Forty-eighth Mile Stone in the Parish of Cardington, in the present Turnpike Road between Hitchin and Bedford, to Great Barford Bridge, and for continuing a Road from thence to the Great Northern Road near Tenisford Bridge, in the County of Bedford.”

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 Eighteen preceding Bills.

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

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

Insolvent Debtors in Scotland Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for rendering the Payment of the Creditors of Insolvent Debtors more equal and expeditious; and for regulating the Diligence of the Law by Arrestment and Poinding; and for extending the Privilege of Bills to Promissory Notes; and for limiting Actions upon Bills and Promissory Notes in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland.”

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 the former Messengers:

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

Writs of Error.

The Lord Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King’s Bench, in the usual Manner, delivered in at the Table Four Writs of Error:

In the First of which,

Judah against Furmass and Rich:

Abraham Judah is Plaintiff, and Robert Furmass and Charles Rich are Defendants:

In the Second,

Bucknall against Berridge:

Benjamin Bucknall is Plaintiff, and Elizabeth Berridge Widow is Defendant:

In the Third,

Dixon against Pearse:

Joseph Dixon is Plaintiff, and Nicholas Pearse Esquire is Defendant:

And in the last,

Collins against Goodtitle.

John Collins is Plaintiff, and James Goodtitle, on the Demise of John Ashurst Esquire, is Defendant.

Forestallers, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repealing several Laws therein mentioned, against Badgers, Engrossers, Forestallers, and Regralors, and for indemnifying Persons against Prosecutions for Offences committed against the said Acts.”

Then the following Amendments were made to the said Bill; (videlicet),

Press 2. Line 1o. After [“Piracy”], leave out [“as relates to the buying and selling of Cattle in Smithfield and elsewhere by Butchers”].

Pr. 2. L. 14: After [“within”], leave out [“Ten Miles of”].

Pr. 2. L. 15. After[“Westminster”] insert [“or within Ten Miles thereof”].

Pr. 2. L. 15 and 16. Leave out [“which said Acts, and Part of an Act”].

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 the former Messengers:

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

Game, better Preservation of, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for better Preservation of the Game within that Part of Great Britain called England.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

And the Lord Walpole 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.

Corn, to regulate the Importation and Exportation of, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to regulate the Importation and Exportation of Corn.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

And the Lord Boston 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.

Foreign Protestants, Naturalizing of, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to extend the Provisions of an Act, made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act to explain a Clause in an Act, made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, for naturalizing Foreign Protestants, which relates to the Children of the natural-born Subjects of the Crown of England or of Great Britain;” and for the Lords to be summoned:

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

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 To-morrow.

Bastard Children, Act to repeal; Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, “An Act to repeal an Act, passed in the Twenty-first Year of the Reign of King James the First, intituled, “An Act to prevent the destroying and murdering of Bastard Children, and for more effectually preventing the Concealment of the Deaths of such Children,” be read a Second Time on this Day Month.

Adjourn.

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

Die Maris, 2o Junii 1772.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Norvicen.Dux Richmond.Ds. Bruce.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Dux Portland.Ds. Ravensworth.
Dux Northumberland.Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Scarbrough.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Boston.
Comes MarchmontDs. Camden.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Wauchope against Sir Archibald Hope et al.

The Answer of Sir Archibald Hope Baronet and others, to the Appeal of Andrew Wauchope Esquire of Niddrie, was this Day brought in:

Parkhill against Chalmers et al.

As was also, The Answer of Robert Chalmers of Larbert Esquire and others, to the Appeal of Captain David Parkhill of Craig Lockhart.

Game, better Preservation of, Bill.

The Lord Walpole (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House, to the Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for better Preservation of the Game, within that Part of Great Britain called England.”

The said Amendments were read by the Clerk, as follow; (videlicet),

Pr. 1. L. 3. Leave out [“the”].

Pr. 1. L. 4. Leave out [“in”], and insert [“within”].

Pr. 3. L. 18, After [“paid”] insert [“Clause A.”].

And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That when any Complaint shall be made upon Oath, against any Person or Persons, for any Offence or Offences against this Act, it shall and may be lawful for the Justice or Justices of the Peace, before whom such Complaint shall be made, to issue his or their Warrant or Warrants to apprehend the Person or Persons against whom such Complaint shall be made, and to cause such Person or Persons to be brought before him or them, to answer such Complaint; and such Person or Persons shall be proceeded against, in such Manner as is herein-before directed.”

Pr. 6. L. 37. Leave out from [“whatsoever”] to [“and”], in the 30th Line of Press 7.”

Pr. 8. L. 8. After [“Act”] insert [“for killing Game in the Night”].

Pr. 8. L. 13. After [“Act”] insert [“and with the like Power of Appeal to the Quarter Sessions, as is herein-before allowed by this Act”].

Pr. 8. L. 14. After [“that”] leave out [“all the Provisions of”] and insert [“from and after the said Twenty-fourth Day of June One thousand seven hundred and seventy-two”].

Pr. 8. L. 15. After [“Act”] leave out [“not hereby altered, amended, or explained”], and insert [“of the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty”].

Pr. 8. L. 17. After [“and”] leave out [“are”], and insert [“is”].

Pr. 8. L. 17. After [“hereby”] leave out [“declared to be”].

Pr. 9. L 2. After [“within”] leave out [“One”] and insert [“Six”], and after [“Calendar”] leave out [“Month”], and insert [“Months”].

Pr. 9. L. 4. At the End of the Bill add [“Clause B.”].

And whereas, by an Act, passed in the Second Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act for the better Preservation of the Game in that Part of Great Britain called England,” certain Restrictions with respect: to the Times of killing Grouse, commonly called Red Game, have been found ineffectual to answer the good Purposes thereby intended; therefore, in order to render the said Act more effectual, be it enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That, from and after the said Twenty-fourth Day of June One thousand seven hundred and seventy-two, no Person or Persons shall, upon any Pretence whatsoever, take, kill, destroy, carry, sell, buy, or have in his, her, or their Possession, or use, any Grouse, commonly called Red Game, between the First Day of November and the Twentieth Day of August in any Year, on Pain of incurring such Forfeitures and Penalties, to be recovered by such Ways and Means, and to be applied to such Purposes, as by the said before recited Act of the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty is directed, with regard to Forfeitures and Penalties for Offences against the same.”

In the Title of the Bill.

L. 1. After [“to”] leave out [“explain and amend”], and insert [“repeal”].

L. 7. After [“England”] insert [“and to make other Provisions instead thereof, and to explain and amend an Act, made in the Second Year of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for the better Preservation of the Game, within that Part of Great Britain called England”].

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

Corn, Importation and Exportation of, to regulate, Bill.

The Lord Boston (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House, to the Bill, intituled, “An Act to regulate the Importation and Exportation of Corn.”

The said Amendments were read by the Clerk as follow; (videlicet),

Press 1. Line 29. After the Word [“Grain”], leave out [“for the Purpose of charging any Duties payable on such Corn and Grain”], and instead thereof, insert [“imported”].

Pr. 3. L. 5. Leave out the Word [“or”], and insert [“and”].

Pr. 4. L. 22. After [“Malt”], insert [“ground or unground Bear, Big, or Oatmeal, or Malt made of Wheat”].

Pr. 4. L. 24. After [“mentioned”], insert [“any Law to the contrary in anywise notwithstanding”].

Pr. 12 L. 2. After [“notwithstanding”], insert [“Provided also, that no Bounty shall be payable in any of the Cases wherein Exportation is hereby permitted as aforesaid; any Law to the contraryin, anywise notwithstanding”].

Pr. 12. L. 22. Leave out the First [“and”], and insert [”or”].

Pr. 12. L. 22. After [“Malt”], insert [“ground or unground Bear, Big, or Oatmeal, or Malt made of Wheat”].

Pr. 12. L. 23. After [“Exportation”], leave out [“of such Wheat, Wheat Meal, and Wheat Flour, Rye, Barley, and Malt”], and instead thereof insert [“thereof”].

Pr. 12. L. 34. After [“Exportation”], leave out [“of Wheat, Rye, Barley, and Malt”], and instead thereof insert [“thereof”].

Pr. 13. L. 19. After [“always”], insert [“and be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid”].

Pr. 13. L. 23. After [“actually”], leave out [“begun to ship”], and insert [“shipped”].

Pr. 14. L. 1. After [“that”] leave out [“for and upon”].

Pr. 14. L. 5. After [“Kingdom”], leave out [“and which shall”], and insert [“may within the Space of Three Months”].

Pr. 14. L. 6. Leave out from the Word [“thereout”], to the First [“and”], in the 20th Line of the same Press”].

“Pr. 14. L. 26. Leave out from the Word [“cancelled”] to the End of the Bill.”

And 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 printed.

Foreign Protestants Naturalizing of, Bill.

The House (according to Order)was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to extend the Provisions of an Act, made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act to explain a Clause in an Act, made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, for naturalizing Foreign Protestants, which relates to the Children of the natural-born Subjects of the Crown of England or of Great Britain.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

And the Earl of Abercorn reported from the Committee, “That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto, which he was ready to report when the Houses will please to receive the same.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be re-committed.

Buildings and Party Wills, Regulation of, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better Regulation of Buildings and Party Walls within the Cities of London and Westminster and the Liberties thereof, and other the Parishes, Precincts, and Places, in the Weekly Bills of Mortality, the Parishes of Saint Mary le Bone, and Paddington, Saint Pancras and Saint Luke at Chelsea, in the County of Middlesex; and for the better preventing of Mischiefs by Fire within the said Cities, Liberties, Parishes, Precincts, and Places; and for amending and reducing the Laws relating thereto into One Act; and for other Purposes.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

And the Duke of Northumberland reported from the Committee, “That they had gone through the 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 Mercurii, tertium diem instantis Junii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Mercurii, 3o Junii 1772.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Londin.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Eliens.Dux Grafton, C. P. S.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Cicestrien.Dux Richmond.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Sarum.Dux Bolton.Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Asaphen.Dux Devonshire.Ds. Craven.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Dux Ancaster. Magnus Camerarius.Ds. King.
Dux Portland.Ds. Chedworth.
Dux Manchester.Ds. Edgecumbe.
Dux Chandos.Ds. Bruce.
Dux Newcastle.Ds. Fortescue.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Denbigh.Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Sandwich.Ds. Hyde.
Comes Litchfield.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Gainsborough.Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Scarborough.Ds. Sondes.
Comes Rochford.Ds. Boston.
Comes Coventry.Ds. Pelham.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Camden.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.

PRAYERS;

Bills passed by Commission.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Then Three of the Lords Commissioners, being in their Robes, and seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack, the Lord Chancellor in the Middle, with the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury on his Right Hand, and the Earl of Sandwich on his Left, commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the Commons, “The Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House, to hear the Commission read:”

Who being come, with their Speaker.

The Lord Chancellor said,

My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

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

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

GEORGE R.

George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great, Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our Trusty and Well-beloved the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs, of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting: Whereas, We have seen and perfectly understood divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue; (that is to say), “An Act for redeeming One million five hundred thousand Pounds of the Capital Stocks of Three Pounds per Centum Annuities, in the Manner and on the Terms therein mentioned; and for establishing a Lottery” “An Act for granting a Drawback of Part of the Customs upon the Exportation of Tea to Ireland and the British Dominions in America; for altering the Drawback upon Foreign Sugars exported from Great Britain to Ireland; for continuing the Bounty on the Exportation of British-made Cordage; for allowing the Importation of Rice from the British Plantations into the Ports of Bristol, Liverpoole, Lancaster, and Whitehaven, for immediate Exportation to Foreign Parts; and to empower the Chief Magistrate of any Corporation to administer the Oath, and grant the Certificate required by Law, upon the Removal of certain Goods to London, which have been sent into the Country for Sale.” “An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for altering the Stamp Duties upon Policies of Assurance, and for reducing the Allowance to be made in respect of the Prompt Payment of the Stamp Duties on Licences for retailing Beer, Ale, and other Exciseable Liquors; and for explaining and amending several Acts of Parliament relating to Hackney Coaches and Chairs,” so far as the same relates to Hackney Coaches.” “An Act for the further Encouragement of the Herring Fishery on the Coasts of the Isle of Man; and for obviating a Doubt which has arisen with respect: to the allowing the Bounties upon the British White Herring Fishery in the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-one.” “An Act for the more effectual preventing of Frauds in the Revenues of Excise with respect: to Tea, Soap, Low Wines, and Spirits.” “An Act to continue several Laws relating to the Allowance upon the Exportation of British-made Gunpowder; to the giving further Encouragement for the Importation of Naval Stores from the British Colonies in America; to the further encouraging the Manufacture of British Sail Cloth, and to the Duties payable on Foreign Sail Cloth; to the granting a Liberty to carry Sugars of the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture, of any of His Majesty’s Sugar Colonies directly into Foreign Parts in Ships built in Great Britain, and navigated according to Law; to the free Importation of Cattle from Ireland; and to the regulating the Fees of Officers of the Customs and Naval Officers in America.” “An Act for the more effectual preventing of Frauds in the Stamp Duties upon Vellum, Parchment, Paper, and Cards.” “An Act for preventing Frauds and Abuses in relation to the Trade carried on between Great Britain and Ireland:” “An Act to enable the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty’s Treasury to order and allow, out of the Money arising by the Coinage Duty, a certain Sum therein mentioned, for the Expences of prosecuting Offenders against the Laws relating to the Coin in the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy, over and above the Sum yearly allowed for that Service.” An Act to explain and amend so much of an Act, made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, as relates to the Establishment of Lazarets.” “An Act for the more effectually securing a quantity of Oak Timber for the Use of the Royal Navy.” “An Act to continue, an Act, made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act to prevent the committing of Frauds by Bankrupts, and for making Provision for discharging Bankrupts in certain Cases from their Imprisonment.” “An Act for continuing an Act, made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to prevent the further spreading of the contagious Disorder among the Horned Cattle in Great Britain.” “An Act to regulate the Making, Keeping, and Carriage of Gunpowder, within Great Britain, and to repeal the Laws heretofore made for any of those Purposes.” “An Act for incorporating the Members of, a Society, commonly called The Marine Society, and their Successors, to be elected as therein is mentioned, and for the better empowering and enabling them to carry on their charitable and useful Designs.” “An Act for encouraging the Manufacture of Leather, by lowering the Duty payable upon the Importation of Oak Bark, when the Price of such Bark shall exceed a certain Rate, for a limited Time.” “An Act for the better Regulation of Carters, Carriages, and loaded Horses, and for removing Obstructions and Nuisances upon the Streets and Highways within that Part of Great Britain called Scotland.” “An Act to extinguish the Right of Common upon an Acre of Ground called White Lyon or Hangman’s Acre, in Saint George’s Fields, in the County of Surrey” “An Act to enable the Lord Bishop of Durham, and his Successors, to raise a competent Sum of Money to be applied for the repairing, improving, or rebuilding, such Part of Tyne Bridge as belongs to the See of Durham,” “An Act to enable the Lords of the Treasury to discharge the Executors of Lady Anne Jekyll from a Debt due to His Majesty for the Use of the Sinking Fund, upon Payment of the same into the Exchequer.” “An Act for vesting in His Majesty certain Hereditaments at Richmond, in the County of Surry, belonging to Catharine Viscountess Fitzwilliam, and held by Lease from the Crown; and for vesting the Freehold and Inheritance of certain Leasehold and Copyhold Hereditaments at Richmond aforesaid, in Trustees and their Heirs, in Trust for the said Catharine Viscountess Fitzwilliam, as a Part of the Compensation for the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.” “An Act for paving, lighting, cleansing, watering, and watching, the Streets and other Publick Places, within such Part of the Parish of Saint Pancras, in the County of Middlesex, as lies on the West Side of Tottenham Court Road; and for preventing Nuisances and Obstructions therein; and for obliging the Trustees for the Care of the said Road to pave, repair, and cleanse, such Part of the said Road as is therein described.” “An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Borough and Foreign of Kidderminster in the Parish of Kidderminster, in the County of Worcester.” “An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor within that Part of the Parish of Saint Sepulchre which is in the County of Middlesex; and for paying, cleansing, lighting, watching, and regulating, the Squares, Streets, Lanes, Alleys, Courts, Yards, and Open Passages and Places, within the same; and for removing Annoyances therefrom; and for making the Communication between Charterhouse Square and Saint John Street, through Charter-house Lane, more convenient.” “An Act for building Two new Chapels, and providing Burial Places thereto, within the Town of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick.” “An Act for amending, widening, and altering, the Roads leading from Crickhowell, in the County of Brecon, to the Cross Sands, beyond New Inn, in the Turnpike Road between the City of Hereford and Ross; and from a Place called The Lower Cross Ways, of the Parish of Saint Maughan’s, to the Town of Grosmount, in the County of Monmouth; and from a Smith’s Shop at Stanton, in the Parish of Llanvihangel, to Chapel a Fine, in the same County; and from the Turnpike Road, in the Parish of Welsh Newton, in the County of Hereford, to Ponttanast, in the Parish of Cluddock, in the said County.” “An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Sheet Bridge to Portsmouth, and from Petersfield to the Alton Turnpike Road, near Ropley, in the County of Southampton” “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Forty-eighth Mile Stone, in the Parish of Cardington, in the present Turnpike Road between Hitchin and Bedford, to Great Barford Bridge; and for continuing a Road from thence to the Great Northern Road, near Temsford Bridge, in the County of Bedford.” “An Act for making and keeping in Repair a Road or Passage for Horses, on the Banks of the River Severn, between Bewdley Bridge and a Place called The Meadow Wharf at Coalbrookdale, for haling and drawing Vessels along the said River; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.” “An Act to enable the Most Noble William Duke of Devonshire to giant Reversionary Leases of his Leasehold Estate in the Parish of Saint James Westminster, in the County of Middlesex.” “An Act for discharging divers Manors, Rectories, Advowsons, Messuages, Lands, Tithes, Rents, and Hereditaments, Part of the Estate of the Right Honourable John Earl Spencer, comprised in and settled by the last Will and Testament, and Codicil thereto, of the Most Noble Sarah late Duchess Dowager of Marlborough deceased, and by certain Conveyances executed in pursuance thereof, from the Uses and Trusts declared by the said Will, Codicil, and Conveyances; and for settling other Manors, Rectories, Advowsons, Messuages, Lands, Tenements, Tithes, and Hereditaments, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the like Uses.” “An Act for vesting the Manor of East Lavant, and divers Messuages and Lands, with the Appurtenances, in the County of Sussex, entailed by the Will of the Right Honourable Mary late Countess Dowager of Derby deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for purchasing other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses.” “An Act to vest in Trustees, to be sold, certain Estates, in the Counties of York, Westmorland, and Lancaster, which belonged to Ann Fenwick Widow, before her Intermarriage; and for the Relief of the said Ann Fenwick, in such Manner as in the said Act is mentioned.” “An Act for vesting certain Freehold and Copyhold Hereditaments in Weeting, in the County of Norfolk, Part of the Settled Estate of Philip Champion Crespigny Esquire, in Trustees, to be sold, and for laying out the Money to arise by Sale thereof in the Purchase of other Lands, and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses as the said Premises in Weeting now stand limited.” “An Act for vesting certain Estates, belonging to the Drapers Company of the City of London, in the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, freed and discharged from certain Charities to which the same are subject; and for vesting other Estates, belonging to the said Governor and Company of the Bank, in the said Company of Drapers, subject to the before mentioned Charities.” “An Act to vest in Walter Lloyd Esquire and others, a finall Quantity of Ground, Parcel of the Glebe of the Rectory of Monerdivy, in the County of Pembroke, in Consideration of a certain yearly Rent thereby secured; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.” “An Act for the Sale of certain Messuages, lands, Tenements, Hereditaments, and Premises, in the Parish of Saint George the Martyr, and Borough of Southwark, in the County of Surry, Part of the Settled Estate of John Bullock Esquire, and Elizabeth his Wife, and for laying out the Money arising by Sale thereof in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses.” “An Act to enable John Rolle Esquire, and Judith Maria Walrond Spinster, to make Settlements on the Marriage intended between them, notwithstanding their respective Minorities.” “An Act for vesting the Settled Estates of Humphry Minchin Esquire, in the County of Tipperary, in the Kingdom of Ireland, in Trustees, to sell the same; and for laying out the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of other Estates, in that Part of Great Britain called England, or in the Principality of Wales, to be settled to the same Uses.” “An Act for vesting in Trustees certain Estates, situate in the Counties of Kent and Surrey, upon Trust, to sell and dispose of the same, and invest the Monies arising thereby in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled to such of the Uses of the Will of William Wall deceased as are now subsisting.” “An Act for Sale of One undivided Fourth Part of the Lands of Innerleith lying in the County of Edinburgh, and of One undivided Fourth Part of the Lands of Darnchester, in the County of Berwick, being Parts of the entailed Estate of Colonel James Cathcart deceased; and for purchasing other Lands and Estates, to be settled in Lieu thereof upon the same Persons, and to the like Uses and Purposes.” “An Act for giving further Powers to the Trustees named in a certain Act of Parliament, made in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act to empower the Trustees of the Will of the late General Pulteney, and other Trustees appointed by this Act, to purchase and exchange Lands and Grounds, in the Manor of Bathwick, in the County of Somerset, for the Purpose of making certain Roads and Ways to and from a free Bridge by them intended to be built over the River Avon, in the said County; and also to empower the Persons in Possession of the said Estate, for the Time being under the said Will, to grant Leases o of certain Lands and Houses in the said Manor; and likewise to enable the said Trustees to grant certain Grounds and Springs of Water, within the said Manor of Bathwick, to the Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens, of Bath; and for extending the Jurisdiction of the said Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens, over Part of the said Manor of Bathwick; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and for enlarging the Powers of Leasing given by the said Act to the Persons therein named; and for other Purposes.” “An Act for reinvesting divers Manors, Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, situate and being in the County of Stafford, late the Estate of Robert Barbor Esquire deceased, in the several Persons now in being, and for such Estates as they are Severally entitled under the Will of the said Robert Barbor and for enabling James Mayo and Charles Mayo to join in such Conveyances as shall be necessary for those Purposes.” “An Act to empower James Batson and Edward Buckley Batson Esquires, Testamentary Guardians of the Person and Estate of Edward Pery Buckley an Infant, to grant Leases of the Estate of Pery Buckley Esquire deceased.” “An Act for vesting a Messuage called Highfield House, and divers Lands, with the Appurtenances, in the County of Gloucester, the Settled Estates of Benjamin Jason Perrott Esquire, in Trustees, to be sold and conveyed as therein mentioned; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses.” “An Act for vesting divers Freehold, Copyhold, and Leasehold Estates, late of Edmund Bunting, Elizabeth Bunting, and Tomlinson Bunting, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, to raise Money to be applied, under the Direction of the Court of Chancery, in Payment of the Debts, Incumbrances, and Legacies, charged upon and affecting the same; and other the Purposes therein mentioned.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Appleby, in the County of Westmorland.” “An Act for enclosing, dividing, allotting, and improving, certain Common Woods and Moor Lands, within the Borough and Parish of Wigmore, in the County of Hereford.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Parcels of Arable and Pasture Grounds, in the Manor of Much Wenlock, otherwise Wenlock Magna, otherwise Great Wenlock, in the County of Salop.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, Heath, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Moulton, in the County of Northampton.” “An Act for dividing and allotting the Common Fields, Common Meadows, Downs, and Commonable Lands, in the several Parishes of Letcomb Basset, otherwise Upper Letcomb and Childrey, in the County of Berks.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Grounds, and Open and Common Fields, within the Townships or Hamlets of Great and Little Stainton, Newbiggin, and Great Blencow, in the Barony of Greystock, in the County of Cumberland,” ”An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and Commonable Lands, of and within the Hamlet and Liberties of Charlton, in the Parishes of Newbottle and King’s Sutton, or One of them, in the County of Northampton.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons or Moors, within the Township of Royston, in the County of York.” And albeit, the said Acts by you our said Subjects the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts: And for as much as for divers Causes and Considerations, We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same, and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; Willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence, and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force, and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly in the Presence of you all assented to the same: And we do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons aforesaid, as to all, others whom it may concern; commanding also by these Presents Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Henry Lord Apsley, Our Chancellor of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Paterit with our Great Seal of Great Britain; and also commanding the Most Reverend Father in God, Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor, Frederick Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Granville Earl Gower, President of Our Council; Our Right Trusty and Right Entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors, Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Thomas Duke of Leeds, John Duke of Rutland, Peregrine Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, Great Chamberlain of England; Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, William Earl Talbot, Steward of Our Household; Francis Seymour Earl of Hertford, Chamberlain of Our Household; Henry Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; John Earl of Sandwich First Commissioner of Our Admiralty; Robert Earl of Holdernesse, William Henry Earl of Rochford, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; Hugh Earl of Marchmont, George William Earl of Bristol, Thomas Viscount Weymouth, and Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellors, Wills Lord Harwich, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; and William Lord Mansfield, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent, in Our Absence in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts, with such Terms and Words in Our Name as is requisite and hath been accustomed for the same, and also to enroll these Our Letters Patent and the said Acts in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf; and finally, We do declare and will that, after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament and Laws, to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing or Things, to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Third Day of June in the Twelfth Year of Our Reign.

By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

“Yorke.”

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

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

Then the Clerk Assistant, having received the Money Bill from the Hands of the Speaker, brought it to the Table, where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Title of that, and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow:

“1. An Act for redeeming One million five hundred thousand Pounds of the Capital Stocks of Three Pounds per Centum Annuities, in the Manner and on the Terms therein mentioned; and for establishing a Lottery.”

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

“Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult.”

“2. An Act for granting a Drawback of Part of the Customs upon the Exportation of Tea to Ireland, and the British Dominions in America; for altering the Drawback upon Foreign Sugars exported from Great Britain to Ireland; for continuing the Bounty on the Exportation of British-made Cordage; for allowing the Importation of Rice from the British Plantations into the Ports of British, Liverpoole, Lancaster, and Whitehaven, for immediate Exportation to Foreign Parts; and to empower the Chief Magistrate of any Corporation to administer the Oath, and grant the Certificate required by Law, upon the Removal of certain Goods to London, which have been sent into the Country for Sale.”

“3. An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for altering the Stamp Duties upon Policies of Assurances; and for reducing the Allowance to be made in respect of the Prompt Payment of the Stamp Duties on Licences for retailing Beer, Ale, and other exciseable Liquors; and for explaining and amending several Acts of Parliament relating to Hackney Coaches and Chairs;” so far as the same relates to Hackney Coaches.”

“4. An Act for the further Encouragement of the Herring Fishery on the Coasts of the Isle of Man, and for obviating a Doubt which has arisen with respect to the allowing the Bounties upon the British White Herring Fishery in the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-one.”

“5. An Act for the more effectual preventing of Frauds in the Revenues of Excise, with respect to Tea, Soap, Low Wines, and Spirits.”

“6. An Act to continue several Laws relating to the Allowance upon the Exportation of British-made Gunpowder; to the giving further Encouragement for the Importation of Naval Stores from the British Colonies in America; to the further encouraging the Manufacture of British Sail Cloth, and to the Duties payable on Foreign Sail Cloth; to the granting a Liberty to carry Sugars of the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture of any of His Majesty’s Sugar Colonies directly into Foreign Parts in Ships built in Great Britain, and navigated according to Law; to the free Importation of Cattle from Ireland; and to the regulating the Fees of Officers of the Customs and Naval Officers in America.”

“7. An Act for the more effectual preventing of Frauds in the Stamp Duties upon Vellum, Parchment, Paper, and Cards.”

“8. An Act for preventing Frauds and Abuses in relation to the Trade carried on between Great Britain and Ireland.”

“9. An Act to enable the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty’s Treasury, to order and allow, out of the Money arising by the Coinage Duty, a certain Sum therein mentioned, for the Expences of prosecuting Offenders against the Laws relating to the Coin, in the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy, over and above the Sum yearly allowed for that Service.”

“10. An Act to explain and amend so much of an Act, made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, as relates to the Establishment of Lazarets.”

“11. An Act for the more effectually securing a Quantity of Oak Timber for the Use of the Royal Navy.”

“12. An Act to continue an Act, made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act to prevent the committing of Frauds by Bankrupts,” and for making Provision for discharging Bankrupts, in certain Cases, from their Imprisonment.”

“13. An Act for continuing an Act, made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to prevent the further spreading of the contagious Disorder among the Horned Cattle in Great Britain.”

“14. An Act to regulate the Making, Keeping, and Carriage of Gunpowder within Great Britain, and to repeal the Laws heretofore made for any of those Purposes.”

“15. An Act for incorporating the Members of a Society, commonly called The Marine Society, and their Successors, to be elected as therein is mentioned; and for the better empowering and enabling them to carry on their charitable and useful Designs.”

“16. An Act for encouraging the Manufacture of Leather, by lowering the Duty payable upon the Importation of Oak Bark, when the Price of such Bark shall exceed a certain Rate, for a limited Time.”

“17. An Act for the better Regulation of Carters, Carriages, and loaded Horses, and for removing Obstructions and Nuisances upon the Streets and Highways within that Part of Great Britain called Scotland.”

“18. An Act to extinguish the Right of Common upon an Acre of Ground called White Lyon or Hangman’s Acre in Saint George’s Fields, in the County of Surrey.”

“19. An Act to enable the Lord Bishop of Durham, and his Successors, to raise a competent Sum of Money to be applied for the repairing, improving, or rebuilding such Part of Tyne Bridge as belongs to the See of Durham.”

“20. An Act to enable the Lords of the Treasury to discharge the Executors of Lady Anne Jekyll from a Debt due to His Majesty for the Use of the Sinking Fund, upon Payment of the same into the Exchequer.”

“21. An Act for vesting in His Majesty certain Hereditaments at Richmond, in the County of Surrey, belonging to Catharme Viscountess Fitzwilliam, and held by Lease from the Crown, and for vesting the Freehold and Inheritance of certain Leasehold and Copyhold Hereditaments at Richmond aforesaid, in Trustees and their Heirs, in Trust for the said Catharine Viscountess Fitzwilliam as a Part of the Compensation for the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“22. An Act for paving, lighting, cleansing, watering, and watching the Streets and other publick Places, within such Part of the Parish of Saint Pancras, in the County of Middlesex, as lies on the West Side of Tottenham Court Road, and for preventing Nuisances and Obstructions therein, and for obliging the Trustees for the Care of the said Road to pave, repair, and cleanse such Part of the said Road as is therein described.”

“23. An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Borough and, Foreign of Kidderminster, in the Parish of Kidderminster, in the County of Worcester.”

“24. An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor within that Part of the Parish of Saint Sepulchre which is in the County of Middlesex, and for paving, cleansing, lighting, watching, and regulating the Squares, Streets, Lanes, Alleys, Courts, Yards, and Open Passages and Places within the same, and for removing Annoyances therefrom; and for making the Communication between Charter-house Square and Saint John Street, through Charter-house Lane, more convenient.”

“25. An Act for building Two new Chapels, and providing Burial Places thereto, within the Town of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick.”

“26. An Act for amending, widening, and altering, the Roads leading from Crickhowell, in the County of Brecon, to the Cross Hands, beyond New Inn, in the Turnpike Road between the City of Hereford and Ross; and from a Place called The Lower Cross Ways, in the Parish of Saint Maughan’s to the Town of Grosmount, in the County of Monmouth; and from a Smith’s Shop at Stanton, in the Parish of Llanvihangel, to Chapel a Fine, in the same County; and from the Turnpike Road, in the Parish of Welsh Newton, in the County of Hereford, to Ponttanast, in the Parish of Cluddock, in the said County.”

“27. An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Sheet Bridge to Portsmouth, and from Petersfield to the Alton Turnpike Road, near Ropley, in the County of Southampton.”

“28. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Forty-eighth Mile Stone, in the Parish of Cardington, in the present Turnpike Road between Hitchin and Bedford, to Great Barford Bridge; and for continuing a Road from thence to the Great Northern Road near Temsford Bridge, in the County of Bedford.”

“29. An Act for making and keeping in Repair a Road or Passage for Horses, on the Banks of the River Severn, between Bewdley Bridge and a Place, called The Meadow Wharf at Coalbrookdale, for haling and drawing Vessels along the said River; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

Le Roy le veult.”

“30. An Act to enable the Most Noble William Duke of Devonshire to grant Reversionary Leases of his Leasehold Estate, in the Parish of Saint James Westminster, in the County of Middlesex.”

“31. An Act for discharging divers Manors, Rectories, Advowsons, Messuages, Lands, Tithes, Rents, and Hereditaments, Part of the Estate of the Right Honourable John Earl Spencer, comprised in and settled by the last Will and Testament, and Codicil thereto, of the Most Noble Sarah late Duchess Dowager of Marlborough deceased, and by certain Conveyances executed in pursuance thereof, from the, Uses and Trusts declared by the said Will, Codicil, and Conveyances; and for settling other Manors, Rectories, Advowsons, Messuages, Lands, Tenements, Tithes, and Hereditaments, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the like Uses.”

“32. An Act for vesting the Manor of East Lavant, and divers Messuages and Lands, with the Appurtenances, in the County of Sussex, entailed by the Will of the Right Honourable Mary late Countess Dowager of Derby deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for purchasing other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses.”

“33. An Act to vest in Trustees to be sold, certain Estates in the Counties of York, Westmorland, and Lancaster, which belonged to Ann Fenwick Widow, before her Intermarriage; and for the Relief of the said Ann Fenwick, in such Manner as in the said Act is mentioned.”

“34. An Act for vesting certain Freehold and Copyhold Hereditaments in Weeting, in the County of Norfolk, Part of the Settled Estate of Philip Champion Crespigny Esquire, in Trustees, to be sold, and for laying out the Money to arise by Sale thereof in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses as the said Premises in Weeling now stand limited.”

“35. An Act for vesting certain Estates belonging to the Drapers Company of the City of London, in the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, freed and discharged from certain Charities to which the same are Subject, and for vesting other Estates belonging to the said Governor and Company of the Bank, in the said Company of Drapers, Subject to the before mentioned Charities.”

“36. An Act to vest in Walter Lloyd Esquire, and others, a small Quantity of Ground, Parcel of the Glebe of the Rectory of Manerdivy, in the County of Pembroke, in Consideration of a certain yearly Rent thereby secured, and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“37. An Act for the Sale of certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, Hereditaments, and Premises, in the Parish of Saint George the Martyr, and Borough of Southwark, in the County of Surrey, Part of the Settled Estate of John Bullock Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife, and for laying out the Money arising by Sale thereof in the Purchase of other Estates to be settled to the same Uses.”

“38. An Act to enable John Rolle Esquire, and Judith Maria Walrond Spinster, to make Settlements on the Marriage intended between them, notwithstanding their respective Minorities.”

“39. An Act for vesting the Settled Estates of Humphry Minchin Esquire, in the County of Tipperary, in the Kindom of Ireland, in Trustees, to tell the same; and for laying out the Money arising thereby, in the Purchase of other Estates, in that Part of Great Britain called England, or in the Principality of Wales, to be settled to the same Uses.”

“40. An Act for vesting in Trustees, certain Estates, situate in the Counties of Kent and Surrey, upon Trust, to sell and dispose of the same, and invest the Monies arising thereby in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled to such of the Uses of the Will of William Wall deceased, as are now subsisting.”

“41. An Act for Sale of One undivided Fourth Part of the Lands of Innerleith, lying in the County of Edinburgh, and of One undivided Fourth Part of the Lands of Darnchester, in the County of Berwick, being Parts of the entailed Estate of Colonel James Cathcart deceased, and for purchasing other Lands and Estates to be settled in Lieu thereof upon the same Persons, and to the like Uses and Purposes.”

“42. An Act for giving further Powers to the Trustees named in a certain Act of Parliament, made in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act to empower the Trustees of the Will of the late General Pulteney and other Trustees appointed by this Act, to purchase and exchange Lands and Grounds in the Manor of Bathwick, in the County of Somerset, for the Purpose of making certain Roads and Ways to and from a free Bridge by them intended to be built over the River Avon, in the said County; and also to empower the Persons in Possession of the said Estate for the Time being, under the said Will, to grant Leases of certain Lands and Houses in the said Manor; and likewise to enable the said Trustees to grant certain Grounds and Springs of Water within the said Manor of Bathwick, to the Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens of Bath, and for extending the Jurisdiction of the said Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens, over Part of the said Manor of Bathwick, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and for enlarging the Powers of Leasing given by the said Act to the Persons therein named; and for other Purposes.”

“43. An Act for re-investing divers Manors, Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, situate and being in the County of Stafford, late the Estate of Robert Barbor Esquire deceased, in the several Persons now in being, and for such Estates as they are severally entitled under the Will of the said Robert Barbor; and for enabling James Mayo and Charles Mayo to join in such Conveyances as shall be necessary for those Purposes.”

“44. An Act to empower James Batson and Edward Buckley Batson Esquires, Testamentary Guardians of the Person and Estate of Edward Pery Buckley an Infant, to grant Leases of the Estate of Pery Buckley Esquire deceased.”

“45. An Act for vesting a Messuage called Highfield House, and divers Lands, with the Appurtenances, in the County of Gloucester, the Settled Estates of Benjamin Jason Perrott Esquire, in Trustees, to be sold and conveyed as therein mentioned; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses.”

“46. An Act for vesting divers Freehold, Copyhold, and Leasehold Estates, late of Edmund Bunting, Elizabeth Bunting, and Tomlinson Bunting, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold to raise Money to be applied, under the Direction of the Court of Chancery, in Payment of the Debts, Incumbrances, and Legacies, charged upon and assesting the same, and other the Purposes therein mentioned.”

“47. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Appleby, in the County of Westmorland.”

“48. An Act for enclosing, dividing, allotting, and improving, certain Common Woods and Moor Lands, within the Borough and Parish of Wigmore, in the County of Hereford.”

“49. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Parcels of Arable and Pasture Grounds;in the Manor ofMuch Wenlock, otherwise Wenlock Magna, otherwise Great Wenlock, in the County of Salop.”

“50. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, Heath, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Moulton, in the County of Northampton.”

“51. An Act for dividing and allotting the Common Fields, Common Meadows, Downs, and Commonable Lands, in the several Parishes of Letcomb Basset, otherwise Upper Letcomb, and Childrey, in the County of Berks.”

“52. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Grounds, and Open and Common Fields, within the Townships or Hamlets of Great and Little Stainton, Newbiggin, and Great Blencow, in the Barony of Greystock, in the County of Cumberland.”

“53. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field’s, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and Commonable Lands, of and within the Hamlet and Liberties of Charlton, in the Parishes of Newbottle and King’s Sutton, or One of them, in the County of Northampton.”

“54. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons or Moors, within the Township of Royston, in the County of York.”

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

“Soit fait comme il est desire.”

Then the Commons Withdrew.

The House Was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Sir Thomas Broughton against Errington et al.

The Answer of Henry Errington Esquire and others, to the Appeal of Sir Thomas Broughton Baronet, was this Day brought in.

Sir George Booth against Wright et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Sir George Booth Baronet, complaining of an Order of the Court of Exchequer, of the 23d Day of May last; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, or that the Appellant may have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that John Wright, Sarah Wright, Abel Wood, John Saxon, George Kelsall, John Booth, and James Kenworthy may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said John Wright, Sarah Wright, Abel Wood, John Saxon, George Kelsall, John Booth, and James Kenworthy, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer, or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 17th Day of this instant June.

Sinking Fund, &c. 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 aplying certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-two; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for making forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills, Lottery Tickets, Certificates, Receipts, Annuity Orders, and other Orders, lost, burnt, or destroyed.”

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. Holford and Mr. Harris:

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

Game, better Preservation of, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for better Preservation of the Game, within that Part of Great Britain called England.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Corn, Importation and Exportation of, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to regulate the Importation and Exportation of Corn.”

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 sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

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

Buildings and Party Walls, Regulation of, Bill;

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the better Regulation of Buildings and Party Walls, within the Cities of London and Westminster, and the Liberties thereof, and other the Parishes, Precincts, and Places, in the Weekly Bills of Mortality, the Parishes of Saint Mary le Bone and Paddington, Saint Pancras, and Saint Luke at Chelsea, in the County of Middlesex; and for the better preventing of Mischiefs by Fire, within the said Cities, Liberties, Parishes, Precincts, and Places; and for amending and reducing the Laws relating thereto into One Act; and for other Purposes.”

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.

Resolution of the 2d of Feb. 1770, taken into Consideration.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the Resolution of this House, of the 2d of February 1770; and for the Lords to be summoned:

The House was moved, “That the Proceedings of the House on that Day might be read:”

The same were accordingly read by the Clerk,

Then the said Resolution was read by the Clerk, as follows; (videlicet),

“Resolved, That any Resolution of this House, directly or indirectly impeaching a Judgement of the House of Commons, in a Matter where their Jurisdiction is competent, final, and conclusive, would be a Violation of the Constitutional Rights of the Commons, tends to make a Breach between the Two Houses of Parliament, and leads to general Confusion.”

Moved, “That this Resolution be rescinded.”

Which being objected to:

After short Debate,

The Question was put thereupon:

It was resolved in the Negative.

Messages from H. C. to return Forestallers, &c. Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repealing several Laws therein mentioned, against Badgers, Engrossers, Forestallers, and Regrators; and for indemnifying Persons against Prosecutions for Offences committedagainst the said Acts;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

and Russels Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting in William Russel and his Heirs, in Fee-Simple, several Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Worcester, comprised in his Marriage Settlement, discharged from the Uses of the said Settlement; and for settling other Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, of the said William Russel, in the County of Warwick, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof; and for other the Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Insolvent Debtors in Scotland Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for rendering the Payment of the Creditors of Insolvent Debtors more equal and expeditious; and for regulating the Diligence of the Law by Arrestment and Poinding; and for extending the Privilege of Bills to Promissory Notes; and for limiting Actions upon Bills and Promissory Notes, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Foreign Protestants, Naturalizing, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, ”An Act to extend the Provisions of an Act, made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act to explain a Clause in an Act, made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, for naturalizing Foreign Protestants, which relates to the Children of the natural-born Subjects of the Crown of England, or of Great Britain.”

After some Time the House was resumed.

Adjourn.

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

Die Martis, 9o Junii 1772.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Londin.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Eliens.Dux Bolton.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Sarum.Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Norvicen.Comes Talbot, Senescallus.Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Lincoln.Comes Pembroke.Ds. Boston.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Granville.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Robinson’s Exemplification Bill.

The Earl of Abercorn reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enrolling, in the Court of Chancery in Great Britain, an Exemplification of the Will of Christopher Robinson late of the Colony of Virginia in America deceased, to be made under the Provincial Seal of the said Colony, and for making Copies of such Enrollment Evidence in Great Britain; for enfranchising certain Copyhold Estates, late the Property of the said Christopher Robinson, in the County of York; and for making Satisfaction to the Prebendary of Dunnington for the same; and for other, Purposes,” 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.”

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enrolling, in the Court of Chancery in Great Britain, an Exemplification of the Will of Christopher Robinson, late of the Colony of Virginia, in America, deceased, to be made under the Provincial Seal of the said Colony, and for making Copies of such Enrollment Evidence in Great Britain; for enfranchising certain Copyhold Estates, late the Property of the said Christopher Robinson, in the County of York, and for making Satisfaction to the Prebendary of Dunnington for the same; and for other Purposes.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Bolts against Attorney General and Rast India Company.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Bolts of Harpur Street, Red Lyon Square, in the County of Middlesex, Esquire, complaining of an Order of the Court of Exchequer of the 30th of May 1772; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that His Majesty’s Attorney General, and the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That His Majesty’s said Attorney General, and the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer, or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 23d Day of this instant June.

Irving to enter into Recognizance on Bolts Appeal.

The House being moved, “That John Irving of the Middle Temple, London, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for William Bolts Esquire, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he being beyond the Seas:”

It is Ordered, That the said John Irving may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellant, as desired.

Graham et al. against Lindesay et al.

Upon reading the Petition of John Graham, Son of William Graham of Limerkilns, in Lanerkshire, for himself, and as Assignee of Catharine Craig his Wife deceased, and of the Children of the said John Graham and Catharine Craig, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House; and of Andrew Lindesay of Cochrunnan Miln, John Crawford Portioner of Langland’s, William Lindesay in Townhead of Park, and James Wilson of Shiels, who had been Tutors and Curators nominated to the said Catharine Craig and William Craig her Brother deceased, by John Craig their Father, and John Syme of Flatt and other Legatees in the Will or Settlements of the said William Craig, Respondents thereto; setting forth, “That certain Interlocutors pronounced by the Court of Session, in a Cause wherein the Petitioners were the Parties, have been brought under their Lordships Review by an Appeal, since which the Petitioners have settled their Disputes by an amicable Agreement between themselves;” and therefore praying, “That Leave may be given the Appellants to withdraw their said Appeal, and that the same may be dismissed this Honourable House without Payment of any Costs:”

Appeal dismissed.

It is Ordered, That the said Appeal be, and the same is hereby dismissed this House, without Costs, as desired.

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 Bill to be passed, delivered it to the Clerk, who brought it to the Table, where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Title of that and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow; (videlicet),

Bills passed.

“1. 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-two; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for making forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills, Lottery Tickets, Certificates, Receipts, Annuity Orders, and other Orders, lost, burnt, or destroyed.”

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

“Le Roy remercie ses bans Sujets, accepte leur Benevolence et ainsi le veult.”

“2. An Act for rendering the Payment of the Creditors of Insolvent Debtors more equal and expeditious; and for regulating the Diligence of the Law by Arrestment and Poinding; and for extending the Privilege of Bills to Promissory Notes; and for limiting Actions upon Bills and Promissory Notes in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland.”

“3. An Act for repealing several Laws therein mentioned against Badgers, Engrossers, Forestallers, and Regrators, and for indemnifying Persons against Prosecutions for Offences committed against the said Acts.”

“4. An Act for the better Regulation of Buildings and Party Walls within the Cities of London and Westminster, and the Liberties thereof, and other the Parishes, Precincts, and Places, in the Weekly Bills of Mortality, the Parishes of Saint Mary le Bone and Paddington, Saint Pancras, and Saint Luke, at Chelsea, in the County of Middlesex, and for the better preventing of Mischiefs by Fire within the said Cities, Liberties, Parishes, Precincts, and Places, and for amending and reducing the Laws relating thereto into One Act; and for other Purposes.”

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

“Le Roy le veult.”

“5. An Act for vesting in William Russel and his Heirs, in Fee-Simple, several Messuages Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Worcester, comprised in his Marriage Settlement, discharged from the Uses of the said Settlement; and for settling other Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, of the said William Russel, in the County of Warwick, of greater Value in Lieu thereof; and for other the Purposes therein mentioned.”

“6. An Act for enrolling, in the Court of Chancery in Great Britain, an Exemplification of the Will of Christopher Robinson, late of the Colony of Virginia in America deceased, to be made under the Provincial Seal of the said Colony; and for making Copies of such Enrollment Evidence in Great Britain; for enfranchising certain Copyhold Estates, late the Property of the said Christopher Robinson, in the County of York; and for making Satisfaction to the Prebendary of Dunnington for the same, and for other Purposes.”

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:

His Majesty’s Speech.

My Lords, and Gentlemen,

I cannot put an End to this Session of Parliament, without expressing the Satisfaction I have felt in observing, the Temper and the Prudence which have governed all your Deliberations during the Course of it, and without returning you My particular Thanks for the fresh Proof you have given of your affectionate Attachment to Me in the additional Security you have provided for the Welfare and Honour of My Family.

I can with great Pleasure acquaint you, that the Disposition of the Powers of Europe give Me the strongest Reason to believe that this Nation will not be disturbed in the Enjoyment of the Blessings of Peace.

Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

I thank you heartily for the Supplies which you have granted with so much Chearfulness and Dispatch, and for the ample Provision you have made for every Branch of the Publick Service; and I see with Pleasure and Approbation, that you have, at the same Time, been able, by a proper Disposition of the Publick Money, to make a further Progress in reducing the National Debt.

My Lords, and Gentlemen,

I make no Doubt but that you will carry into your respective Countries the same Principles and the same Zeal for the Publick Good, which I have experienced from you in Parliament; and that you will continue to exert your best Endeavours to cultivate and improve a Spirit of Harmony and Confidence amongst all Ranks of My faithful Subjects. Let it be your constant Care to convince them that without a due Reverence for the Laws, and a chearful Obedience to just Authority, neither their Civil nor Religious Rights and Liberties can be enjoyed in Comfort or Security: And to allure them that I consider their Interests as inseparably connected with My own; and that I am, and have ever been, persuaded that the Prosperity and Glory of My Reign mull depend on My possessing the Affection, and maintaining the Happiness of My People.”

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

Parliament prorogued.

My Lords, and Gentlemen,

It is His Majesty’s Royal Will and Pleasure, That this Parliament be prorogued to Tuesday the Eleventh Day of August next, to be then here holden; and this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Tuesday the Eleventh Day of August next.”