House of Lords Journal Volume 33
June 1773, 21-30

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 33: June 1773, 21-30', Journal of the House of Lords volume 33: 1770-1773 (1767-1830), pp. 682-696. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113588 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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Die Lunæ, 21o Junii 1773.
Exchequer Loans Bill. Gold Coin Bill. Message from H. C. to return the Game Act, to repeal, &c. Bill. East India Loan Bill. Foreign printed Paper, &c. additional Duty on, Bill. Culm, Exportation of, to Lisbon, &c. Bill. Jamaica and Dominica Free Ports, &c. Bill. Labrador Fashery Bill. Ships to ascertain the Tonnage and Burthens of, &c. Bill. Silk Manufacture Bill. Salt, Importation of to Quebec, Bill. Newspapers, Stamp Duties on, Bill. Exchequer Loans Bill. Gold Coin Bill. Lying-in Hospitals Regulation of, Bill. Bills passed by Commission. Adjourn. Die Martis, 22o Junii 1773.
Johnston against Baldwin, in Error. Adams to dispose of Buildings by Way of Chance, Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Madhouses, Regulation of Bill. Stockjobbing Bill. East India Loan Bill. Exchequer Loans Bill. Newspapers, Stamp Duties on, Bill. Salt, Importation of, to Quebec, Bill. Jamaica and Dominica Free Ports, &c. Bill. Silk Manufacture Bill. Foreign printed Paper, &c, additional Daty on, Bill. Culm, Exportation of, to Lisbon, &c. Bill. Gold Coin Bill. Labrador Fishery Bill. Ships, to ascertain the Tonnage and Burthens of, &c. Bill. Bank Notes, forging of, Bill. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 23o Junii 1773.
Gowdall Enclosure, &c. Bill. Causes, Time limited for hearing. Lincoln against Keogh. Johnston against Baldwin; Writ Of Error. Exchequer Loans Bill: Foreign printed Paper, &c. additional Duty on, Bill: Culm, Exportation of, to Lisbon, &c. Bill: Newspapers, Stamp Duties on, Bill: Gold Coin Bill: Salt, Importation of, to Quebec, Bill: Ships, to ascertain the Tonpage and Burthens of, &c. Bill: Labrador Fishery Bill: Silk Manufacture Bill: Jamaica and Dominica Free Ports, &c. Bill. Gowdall Enclosure, &c. Bill. Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Eleven preceding Bills. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 25o Junii 1773.
Mr. Strutt appointed Cleik Assistant. Lincoln against Keogh: Orders affirmed. Wades, &c. Cultivation of, Bill. Bastard Children, Act to repeal, &c. Bill. Bank Notes, forging of, to prevent, Bill. Lying-in Hospitals, Regulation of, Bill. Adjourn. Die Lunæ, 28o Junii 1773.
Robson against Mather, in Error. Heron against Heron. Richmond Bridge Bill; the King’s Consent signified to it. Bank Notes, forging of, to prevent Bill. Wastes, &c. Cultivation of, Bill. Sinking Fund, &c. Bill. Indemnity Bill. East India Loin Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Bistard Children, Act to repeal, &c. Bill. Turnpike Roads Bill. Publick Highways Bill. Robson against Mather, Writ of Error. Irving to enter into Recognizance on Heron’s Appeal. Adjourn. Die Martis, 29o Junii 1773.
Richmond Bridge Bill. Sinking Fund, &c. Bill. Indemnity Bill. Richmond Bridge Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Wastes, &c. Cultivation of, Bill. Publick Highways Bill. Bank Notes, forging of, to prevent, Bill. Publick Highways Bill: Message to H. C. with an Amendment to it. Turnpike Roads Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Wastes, &c. Cultivation of, Bill: Bank Notes, forging of, to prevent, Bill. Message to H C. with Amendments to the Two preceding Bills. Lying-in Hospitals, Regulation of, Bill. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 30o Junii 1773.
Sinking Fund, &c. Bill. Indemnity Bill. Lying-in Hospitals, Regulation or, Bill: Message to H. C. with an Amendment to it. Sinking Fund, &c. Bill: Indemnity Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two proceeding Bills. Johnston against Baldwin: Writ of Error nonpros’d with Costs. Messages from H. C. to return the Publick Highways Bill; and the Bill for Cultivation of Wastes, &c. and the Bill to prevent the forging of Bank Notes; and the Bill for the Regulation of Lying-in Hospitals. Adjourn. Footnotes

Die Lunæ, 21o Junii 1773.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Comes Denbigh.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Bristol.

PRAYERS.

Exchequer Loans Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-three;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Gold Coin Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better preventing the counterfeiting, clipping, and other diminishing the Gold Coin of this Kingdom;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were, severally, read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return the Game Act, to repeal, &c. Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to repeal an Act, made in the Tenth Year of the Reign or His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for the better Preservation of the Game, within that Part of Great Britain called England;” and for making other Provisions in Lieu thereof;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

East India Loan Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty a Sum of Money to be raised by Exchequer Bills, and to be advanced and applied in the Manner, and upon the Terms therein mentioned, for the Relief of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies.

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 Bilt To-morrow.

Foreign printed Paper, &c. additional Duty on, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for laying an additional Duty on Paper printed, painted, or stained, in foreign Parts, imported into this Kingdom.”

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.

Culm, Exportation of, to Lisbon, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue an Act, made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for the Encouragement of the Exportation of Culm to Lisbon, in the Kingdom of Portugal;” and for charging a higher Duty upon Culm exported thither in Foreign Shipping.”

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.

Jamaica and Dominica Free Ports, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue and amend an Act, made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for opening and establishing certain Ports in the Islands of Jamaica and Dominica, for the more free Importation and Exportation of certain Goods and Merchandizes; for granting certain Duties to defray the Expences of opening, maintaining, securing, and improving, such Ports; for ascertaining the Duties to be paid upon the Importation of Goods from the said Island of Dominica into this Kingdom; and for securing the Duties upon Goods imported from the said Island into any other British Colony;” and for allowing Timber and Wood to be exported from the said Island of Dominica, into any other of the British Islands, Colonies, or Plantations, in America, for a limited 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.

Labrador Fashery Bill.

Hodie 21 vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to permit the free Importation of Cod Fish, Ling, and Hake, caught and cured in Chaleur Bay, or any other Part of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, or on the Coast of Labrador”

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.

Ships to ascertain the Tonnage and Burthens of, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the better ascertaining the Tonnage and Burthen of Ships and Vessels importing and exporting Goods into and from this Kingdom, or hovering upon the Coasts thereof; for amending so much of an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, “for lowering the Duty payable upon the Importation of Oak Bark;” as relates to the suing for the Penalties and Forfeitures thereby inflicted in the Court of Exchequer in Scotland; for appropriating the Duty on Oak Bark granted by the said Act; and for obviating Doubts which have arisen with respect to the allowing the Drawback upon certain Callicoes, and the Bounty upon British-made Cordage, exported to the Islands of Madeira, the Canary Islands, and the Azores or Western Islands.”

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.

Silk Manufacture Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to empower the Magistrates therein mentioned, to settle and regulate the Wages of Persons employed in the Silk Manufacture, within their respective Jurisdictions.”

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.

Salt, Importation of to Quebec, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for further continuing an Act, made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, “for importing Salt from Europe into the Province of Quebec in America, for a limited 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.

Newspapers, Stamp Duties on, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for explaining Two Acts, made in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of King George the First, and the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, “in relation to the Stamp Duties upon Newspapers.”

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.

Exchequer Loans Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year Orie thousand seven hundred and seventy-three.”

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.

Gold Coin Bill.

Hodie 23 vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the better preventing the counterfeiting, clipping, and other diminishing the Gold Coin of this Kingdom.”

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.

Lying-in Hospitals Regulation of, Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better Regulation of Lying-in Hospitals, and other Places appropriated for the charitable Reception of pregnant Women; and also to provide for the Settlement of Bastard Children born in such Hospitals and Places,” which Stands appointed for Thursday next, be put off to Friday next.

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 Bristol 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 Commmtion 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 establishing certain Regulations for the better Management of the Affairs of the East India Company, as well in India as in Europe.” “An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Fourth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act to prevent Paper Bills of Credit hereafter to be issued in any of His Majesty’s Colonies or Plantations in America, from being declared to be a legal Tender in Payments of Money;” and to prevent the legal Tender of such Bills as are now subsisting from being prolonged beyond the Periods limited for calling in and sinking the same.” “An Act for better regulating the Assize and Making of Bread.” “An Act for the more effectually restraining the retailing of distilled Spirituous Liquors; and for preventing the forging or counterfeiting any Stamp or Seal used for marking Silks, Callicoes, Linens, and Stuffs, to be printed, painted, stained, or dyed, in Great Britain” “An Act for repealing so much of an Act of the Thirty-first Year of His late Majesty, “as inflicts Capital Punishment for Frauds and Abuses in the marking or stamping of Gold or Silver Plate;” and for inflicting another Punishment for the said Offence.” “An Act for providing Clergymen to officiate in Gaols within that Part of Great Britain called England.” “An Act to explain and amend the several Laws now in being, so far as the same relate to the Preservation of the Moor or Hill Game.” “An Act for the more effectual Preservation of the Game in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland; and for repealing and amending several of the Laws now in being relative thereto.” “An Act for draining and preserving certain Lands and Grounds in the Parishes of Tid Saint Giles and Newton in the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge, and in ltd Saint Mary’s, in the County of Lincoln.” “An Act for the better lighting and watching the Town of Kingston upon Thames, in the County of Surrey; and for removing and preventing all Obstructions, Encroachments, and Nuisances, therein.” “An Act for vesting Part of the Estates strictly entailed by the Will of the Most Noble Charles Noel late Duke of Beaufort, in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Monmouth, to be settled to the same Uses.” “An Act for discharging the Manor of Greenfield, and divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Lincoln, Part of the Estate of Richard Earl of Scarbrough, from the Uses, Estates, and Trusts, declared concerning the same, by the Settlement executed previous to his Marriage with Barbara Countess of Scarbrough his Wife, and for settling other Lands and Hereditaments of greater Value in Lieu thereof to the like Uses.“An Act for vesting divers Freehold and Leasehold Estates, and certain Goods and Chattels, late of Sir Edward Turner Baronet deceased, in Sir Gregory Turner Baronet his eldest Son, as a Compensation for and in Satisfaction of his Claims on his said late Father’s Estate and Effects.” “An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of Charles Bowyer Adderley Esquire, in the Parishes of Hatibury and Leigh, in the County of Stafford, in Trustees, to be fold for Payment of the Incumbrances affecting the same; and for laying out the Residue of the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Parish and Liberties of Hook-Norton and Southrop, in the County of Oxford.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Lands, Common Heath and Waste Grounds, within the Township of West Willoughby, in the Manor of Sudbrooke and Parish of Ancaster, in the County of Lincoln.” “An Act for naturalizing Jacques otherwise James Louis, an Infant under the Age of Eighteen Years.” And albeit, the said Acts, by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts: And forasmuch as for divers 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 Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; and also commanding the Most Reverend Father in God, Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor, Frederick Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our laid 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, William Earl of Dartmouth, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; George William Earl of Bristol, Wills Hill Earl of Hillsborough, George Viscount Townshend, Thomas Viscount Weymouth, and Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor 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 Twenty-first Day of June, in the Thirteenth 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 stand notify to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in Parliament assembled, that His Majesty hath given His Royal Assent to the several Acts in the Commission mentioned; and the Clerks are required to pass the same in the usual Form and Words.”

“1. An Act for establishing certain Regulations for the better Management of the Affairs of the East India Company, as well in India as in Europe.

“2. An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Fourth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act to prevent Paper Bills of Credit hereafter to be issued in any of His Majesty Colonies or Plantations in America, from being declared to be a legal Tender in Payments of Money;” and to prevent the legal Tender of such Bills as are now subsisting from being prolonged beyond the Periods limited for calling in and sinking the same.”

“3. An Act for better regulating the Assize and making of Bread.”

“4. An Act for the mote effectually restraining the retailing of Distilled Spirituous Liquors; and for preventing the forging or counterfeiting any Stamp or Seal used for marking Silks, Callicoes, Linens, and Stuffs, to be printed, painted, stained, or dyed, in Great Britain”

“5. An Act for repealing so much of an Act of the Thirty-first Year of His late Majesty, “as inflict Capital Punishment for Frauds and Abuses in the marking or stamping of Gold or Silver Plate;” and for inflicting another Punishment for the said Offence.”

“6. An Act for providing Clergymen to officiate in Gaols within that Part of Great Britain called England.

“7. An Act to explain and amend the several Laws now in being, so far as the same relate to the Preservation of the Moor or Hill Game.”

“8. An Act for the more effectual Preservation of the Game in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland; and for repealing and amending several of the Laws now in being relative thereto.”

“9. An Act for draining and preserving certain Lands and Grounds in the Parishes of Tid Saint Giles and Newton, in the Isle of Ely, in the County “of Cambridge, and in Tid Saint Mary’s, in the County of Lincoln”

“10. An Act for the better lighting and watching, the Town of Kingston upon Thames, in the County of Surrey, and for removing and preventing all Obstructions, Encroachments, and Nuisances therein.”

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

Le Roy le veult.”

“11. An Act for vesting Part of the Estates strictly entailed by the Will of the Most Noble Charles Noel late Duke of Beaufort, in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Monmouth, to be settled to the same Uses.”

“12. An Act for discharging the Manor of Greenfield, and divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Lincoln, Part of the Estate of Richard Earl of Scarbrough, from the Uses, Estates, and Trults, declared concerning the same by the Settlement executed previous to his Marriage with Barbara Countess of Scarbrough his Wife, and for settling other Lands and Hereditaments, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the like Uses.”

“13. An Act for vesting divers Freehold and Leasehold Estates, and certain Goods and Chattels, late of Sir Edward Turner Baronet deceased, in Sir Gregory Turner Baronet his eldest Son, as a Compensation for, and in Satisfaction of, his Claims on his laid late Father’s Estate and Effects.”

“14. An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of Cherles Bowyer Adderley Esquire, in the Parishes of Hanbury and Leigh, in the County of Stafford, in Trustees, to be sold for Payment of the Incumbrances affecting the same, and for laying out the Residue of the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments to be settled to the like Uses.”

“15. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Parish and Liberties of Hook-norton and Southrop, in the County of Oxford.”

“16. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Lands, Common Heath and Waste Grounds, within the Township of West Willoughby, in the Manor of Sudbrooke and Parish of Ancaster, in the County of Lincoln”

“17. An Act for naturalizing Jacques otherwise James Louis, an Infant under the Age of Eighteen Years.”

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

Soit fait comme il est desire.”

Then the Commons withdrew.

Adjourn.

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

Die Martis, 22o Junii 1773.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lincoln,Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Denbigh.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Loudoun.Ds. Boston.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Johnston against Baldwin, in Error.

The Lord Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King’s Bench, in the usual Manner, delivered in at the Table a Writ of Error; wherein William Johnston is Plaintiff, and Elizabeth Baldwin Widow is Defendant.

Adams to dispose of Buildings by Way of Chance, Bill:

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enabling John, Robert, James, and William Adam, to dispose of several Houses and Buildings in the Parishes of Saint Martin in the Fields and. Saint Mary le Bone, in the County of Middlesex, and other their Effects, by Way of Chance, in such Manner as may be most for the Benefit of themselves and Creditors,” 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 letla est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enabling John, Robert, James, and William Adam, to dispose of several Houses and Buildings in the Parishes of Saint Martin in the Fields and Saint Mary le Bone, in the County of Middlesex, and other their Effects, by Way of Chance, in such Manner as may be most for the Benefit of themselves and Creditors.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

A Message was ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Cuddon and Mr. Leeds:

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

Madhouses, Regulation of Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for receiving the Report of the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House, to the Bill, intituled, “An Act for regulating Private Madhouses.”

Ordered, That the said Report be received on this Day Three Weeks.

Stockjobbing Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and enforce the several Laws now in being, for preventing. the infamous Practice of Stockjobbing, and other Species of Gaming:”

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

Proposed, “To commit the Bill.”

Which being objected to:

The Question was put thereupon.

It was resolved in the Negative.

Ordered, That the said Bill be rejected.

East India Loan Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty, a Sum of Money to be raised by Exchequer Bills, and to be advanced and applied in the Manner and upon the Terms therein mentioned, for the Relief of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time on Monday next, and that the Lords be summoned.

Exchequer Loans Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for railing a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-three.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Newspapers, Stamp Duties on, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for explaining Two Acts, made in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of King George the First, and the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, “in relation to the Stamp Duties upon Newspapers.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Salt, Importation of, to Quebec, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for further continuing an Act, made in the Fourth Year of the Reign or His present Majesty, “for importing Salt from Europe into the Province of Quebec in America, for a limited Time.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Jamaica and Dominica Free Ports, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue and amend an Act, made, in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for opening and establishing certain Ports in the Islands of Jamaica and Dominica, for the more free Importation and Exportation of certain Goods and Merchandizes; for granting certain Duties to defray the Expences of opening, maintaining, securing, and improving such Ports; for ascertaining the Duties to be paid upon the Importation of Goods from the said Island of Dominica into this Kingdom; and for securing the Duties upon Goods imported from the said Island into any other British Colony;” and for allowing Timber and Wood to be exported from the said Island of Dominica, into any other of the British Islands, Colonies, or Plantations in America, for a limited Time.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Silk Manufacture Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to empower the Magistrates therein mentioned, to settle and regulate the Wages of Persons employed in the Silk Manufacture within their respective Jurisdictions.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Foreign printed Paper, &c, additional Daty on, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for laying an additional Duty on Paper printed, painted, or stained in foreign Parts, imported into this Kingdom.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Culm, Exportation of, to Lisbon, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue an Act, made in the Thirty first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for the Encouragement of the Exportation of Culm to Lisbon, in the Kingdom of Portugal;” and for charging a higher Duty upon Culm exported thither, in Foreign Shipping.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Gold Coin Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better preventing the counterfeiting, clipping, and other diminishing the Gold Coin of this Kingdom.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Labrador Fishery Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to permit the free Importation of Cod Fish, Ling, and Hake, caught and cured in Chaleur Bay, or any other Part of the Gulph of Saint Lawrence, or on the Coast of Labrador.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Ships, to ascertain the Tonnage and Burthens of, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better ascertaining the Tonnage and Burthen of Ships and Vessels importing and exporting Goods into and from this Kingdom, or hovering upon the Coasts thereof; for amending so much of an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, “for lowering the Duty payable upon the Importation of Oak Bark;” as relates to the suing for the Penalties and Forfeitures thereby inflicted in the Court of Exchequer in Scotland; for appropriating the Duty on Oak Bark granted by the said Act; and for obviating Doubts which have arisen with respect to the allowing the Drawback upon certain Callicoes, and the Bounty upon British-made Cordage exported to the Islands of Madeira, the Canary Islands, and the Azores or Western Islands.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Bank Notes, forging of, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual preventing the forging of Bank Notes or Bills; and for the preventing the obtaining a false Credit by the Imitation of Bank Notes or Bills.”

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Friday next.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, vicesimum tertium diem instantis Junii, hora undecima Auroræ;, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Mercurii, 23o Junii 1773.

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

Epus. Litch. & Cov.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Clifton.
Comes, Abercorn.Ds. Boston.
Comes Oxford.Ds. Mansfield.
Viscount Say & Sele.

PRAYERS.

Gowdall Enclosure, &c. Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Commons or Waste Grounds, in the Township of Gowdall, in the Parish of Snaith, in the County of York; and for draining and preserving the same,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Causes, Time limited for hearing.

Ordered, That this House will hear no more Causes this Session, except that which Stands appointed for this Day.

Lincoln against Keogh.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein Mary Frances Lincoln of the City of Dublin Widow is Appellant, and John Keogh is Respondent:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Friday next.

Johnston against Baldwin; Writ Of Error.

Upon reading the Petition of Elizabeth Baldwin Widow, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein William Johnston is Plaintiff; setting forth, “That the said Writ of Error is brought merely for Delay;” and therefore praying, “That the Plaintiff may be ordered to assign Errors on a short Day:”

It is Ordered, That the said Plaintiff do assign Errors on Monday next.

Exchequer Loans Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for railing a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-three.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Foreign printed Paper, &c. additional Duty on, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for laying an additional Duty on Paper, printed, painted, or stained, in Foreign Parts, imported into this Kingdom.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Culm, Exportation of, to Lisbon, &c. Bill:

Hodie 31 vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue an Act, made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for the Encouragement of the Exportation of Culm to Lisbon, in the Kingdom of Portugal;” and for charging a higher Duty upon Culm exported thither in Foreign Shipping.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Newspapers, Stamp Duties on, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for explaining Two Acts, made in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of King George the First, and the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, in relation to the Stamp Duties upon Newspapers.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Gold Coin Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the better preventing the counterfeiting, clipping, and other diminishing the Gold Coin of this Kingdom.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Salt, Importation of, to Quebec, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for further continuing an Act, made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, “for importing Salt from Europe into the Province of Quebec in America, for a limited Time.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ships, to ascertain the Tonpage and Burthens of, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the better ascertaining the Tonnage and Burthen of Ships and Vessels importing and exporting Goods into and from this Kingdom, or hovering upon the Coasts thereof; “for amending so muth of an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, “for lowering the Duty payable upon the Importation of Oak Bark;” as relates to the suing for the Penalties and Forfeitures thereby inflicted in the Court of Exchequer in Scotland; for appropriating the Duty on Oak Bark granted by the said Act; and for obviating Doubts which have arisen with respect to the allowing the Drawback upon certain Callicoes, and the Bounty upon British-made Cordage exported to the Islands of Madeira, the Canary Islands, and the Azores or Western Islands.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Labrador Fishery Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to permit the free Importation of Cod Fish, Ling, and Hake, caught and cured in Chaleur Bay, or any other Part of the Gulph of Saint Lawrence, or on the Coast of Labrador”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Silk Manufacture Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to empower the Magistrates therein mentioned, to settle and regulate the Wages of Persons employed in the Silk Manufacture, within their respective Jurisdictions.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Jamaica and Dominica Free Ports, &c. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue and amend an Act, made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for opening and establishing certain Ports in the Islands of Jamaica and Dominica; for the more free Importation and Exportation of certain Goods and Merchandizes; for granting certain Duties to defray the Expences of opening, maintaining, securing, and improving, such Ports; for ascertaining the Duties to be paid upon the Importation of Goods from the said Island of Dominica into this Kingdom; and for securing the Duties upon Goods imported from the said Island into any other British Colony” and for allowing Timber and Wood to be exported from the said Island of hominica, into any other of the British Islands, Colonies, or Plantations, in America, for a limited Time.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Gowdall Enclosure, &c. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Commons or Waste Grounds, in the Township of Gowdall, in the Parish of Snaith, in the County of York; and for draining and preserving the same.”

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 Eleven preceding Bills.

And Messages were, severally, ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Cuddon and Mr. Leeds:

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 Veneris, vicesimum quintum diem instantis Junii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Veneris, 25o Junii 1773.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Lincoln.Dux Portland.Ds. Boston.
Epus. Petriburg.Dux Montagu.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Comes Abercorn.
Comes Oxford.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Mr. Strutt appointed Cleik Assistant.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, “That he was desired by Ashley Cowper Esquire, Clerk of the Parliaments, to inform their Lordships, that he had appointed Mr. Samuel Strutt to be their Lordships Clerk Assistant:”

Whereupon, Resolved, “That this House doth approve of the Appointment of the said Samuel Strutt to be Clerk Assistant.”

Then, It was moved, “That an Entry in the Journal of the 20th of May 1765 might be read:”

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk, as follows; (videlicet),

That Mr. Cowper, the Clerk of the Parliaments, have Leave of the House to appoint Mr. Strutt Clerk Assistant, with the whole Profits thereof, till either of Mr. William Cowper’s Sons shall attain the Age of Twenty-one Years, and shall be approved by the House of Lords, as a Person sufficient for the Execution of the said Office; and in case either of Mr. Cowper’s Sons shall be admitted into such Office, such Son is to allow Three hundred Pounds per Annum to Mr. Strutt, during such Son’s continuing in the said Office, such Annuity determinable never the less with the Life of Mr. Strutt, or upon Mr. Cowper’s appointing him to the Office of Reading Clerk, with the like Approbation.”

“Ashley Cowper,

Cler. Parliament or.

Samuel Strutt.”

Ordered, That the said Agreement be vacated and made void.

Lincoln against Keogh:

After hearing Counsel, as well on Wednesday last as this Day, upon the amended Petition and Appeal of Mary Frances Lincoln of the City of Dublin Widow, complaining of Two Orders of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, of the 2d and 6th Days of June 1772; and of another Order of the said Court, of the 12th Day of December 1772; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;” as also upon the Answer of John Keogh, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Orders affirmed.

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 the said Orders therein complained of be, and the same are hereby affirmed.

Wades, &c. Cultivation of, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better Cultivation, Improvement, and Regulation, of the Common Arable Fields, Wastes, and Commons of Pasture, in this Kingdom:”

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Monday next.

Bastard Children, Act to repeal, &c. Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to prevent the Concealment of the Deaths of Bastard Children; and 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.”

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Monday next.

Bank Notes, forging of, to prevent, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual preventing the forging of Bank Notes or Bills; and for the preventing the obtaining a false Credit by the Imitation of Bank Notes or Bills.”

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Monday next.

Lying-in Hospitals, Regulation of, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better Regulation of Lying-in Hospitals, and other Places appropriated for the charitable Reception of pregnant Women; and also to provide for the Settlement of Bastard Children born in such Hospitals and Places.”

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 on Monday next.

Adjourn.

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

Die Lunæ, 28o Junii 1773.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Lincoln.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. King.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Comes Rochford.Ds. Bruce.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Loudoun,Ds. Mansfield,
Comes Oxford.Ds. Boston.
Comes Waldegrave.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Robson against Mather, in Error.

The Lord Mansfield Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King’s Bench, in the usual Manner delivered in at the Table a Writ of Error; wherein Richard Robson is Plaintiff, and James Mather is Defendant.

Heron against Heron.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Patrick Heron Esquire of Heron, complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lord Bankton Ordinary in Scotland, of the 26th of January and 7th of February 1757, and 12th of January 1758; as also of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 28th of February 1760, the 16th of December 1772, artd 26th of January 1773; also of Two Interlocutors of the said Lords, of the 6th of March 1773; and also of Part of an Interlocutor of the Lord Gardestone, Ordinary there, of the 11th of March 1773; and of an Interlocutor of the said Lord Gardestone, of the 18th of this instant June; 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, mall seem meet; and that Doctor Andrew Heron may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Doctor Andrew Heron may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 26th Day of July next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of his Agents or Solicitors in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Richmond Bridge Bill; the King’s Consent signified to it.

The Earl of Rochford acquainted the House, “That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for building a Bridge across the River of Thames, from Richmond, in the County of Surrey, to the opposite Shore, in the County of Middlesex; and to enable His Majesty to grant the Inheritance of the Ferry at Richmond to certain Persons therein mentioned,” was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for building a Bridge across the River of Thames, from Richmond, in the County of Surrey, to the opposite Shore, in the County of Middlesex; and to enable His Majesty to grant the Inheritance of the Ferry at Richmond to certain Persons therein mentioned.”

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

Ld. President.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Clifton.
E. Rochford.L. Bp. Lincoln.L. King.
E. Abercorn.L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.L. Bruce.
E. Loudoun.L. Walpole.
E. Oxford.L. Mansfield.
E. Waldegrave.L. Boston.
V. Dudley & Ward.

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

Bank Notes, forging of, to prevent Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual preventing the forging of Bank Notes or Bills; and for the preventing the obtaining a false Credit by the Imitation of Bank Notes or Bills.”

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.

Wastes, &c. Cultivation 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 Cultivation, Improvement, and Regulation of the Common Arable Fields, Wastes, and Commons of Pasture, in this Kingdom.”

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 To-morrow.

Sinking Fund, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund; and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-three; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for paying to John Harrison a further Reward for his Invention of a Timekeeper for ascertaining the Longitude at Sea, and his Discovery of the Principles upon which the same was constructed;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Indemnity Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to indemnify Justices of the Peace, Deputy Lieutenants, and Officers of the Militia, or others who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law; and for giving further Time for those Purposes;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were, severally, read the First Time.

East India Loin Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty a Sum of Money to be raised by Exchequer Bills, and to be advanced and applied in the Manner and upon the Terms therein mentioned, for the Relief of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies;” and for the Lords to be summoned:

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

Moved, “That the Bill do pass.”

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. Cuddon and Mr. Leeds:

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

Bistard Children, Act to repeal, &c. Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to prevent the Concealment of the Deaths of Bastard Children; and 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.”

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on this Day Two Months.

Turnpike Roads Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the General Laws now in being, for regulating the Turnpike Roads in that Part of Great Britain called England; and for other Purposes.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Publick Highways Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the Statutes now in being, for the Amendment and Preservation of the Publick Highways within that Part of Great Britain called England; and for other Purposes.”

After some Time the House was resumed;

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

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

Robson against Mather, Writ of Error.

Upon reading the Petition of James Mather, Defendant in a Writ, of Error depending in this House, wherein Richard Robson is Plaintiff; setting forth, “That the said Writ of Error is brought merely for Delay;” and therefore praying, “In regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session, that the Plaintiff may be ordered to assign Errors on a short Day:”

It is Ordered, That the Plaintiff do assign Errors on Wednesday next.

Irving to enter into Recognizance on Heron’s Appeal.

The House being moved, “That John Irving of the Middle Temple London Gentleman, may be permitted to enter (fn. 2) into a Recognizance for Patrick Heron Esquire of Heron, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:

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

Adjourn.

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

Die Martis, 29o Junii 1773.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Boston.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Richmond Bridge Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for building a Bridge across the River of Thames from Richmond, in the County of Surrey, to the opposite Shore, in the County of Middlesex; and to enable His Majesty to grant the Inheritance of the Ferry at Richmond to certain Persons 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.”

Sinking Fund, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund, and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-three, and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for paying to John Harrison a further Reward for his Invention of a Time-keeper, for ascertaining the Longitude at Sea, and his Discovery of the Principles upon which the same was constructed.”

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.

Indemnity Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to indemnify Justices of the Peace, Deputy Lieutenants, and Officers of the Militia, or others who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes.”

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.

Richmond Bridge Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for building a Bridge across the River of Thames from Richmond, in the County of Surrey, to the opposite Shore, in the County of Middlesex; and to enable His Majesty to grant the Inheritance of the Ferry at Richmond to certain Persons therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Cuddon and Mr. Leeds:

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

Wastes, &c. Cultivation of, Bill.

The Lord Boston (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House, to the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better Cultivation, Improvement, and Regulation of the Common Arable Fields, Wastes, and Commons of Pasture, in this Kingdom.”

The said Amendments were read by the Clerk, as follow:

Pr. 2. L. 10. After [“mentioned”], insert [“and likewise the Consent of die Rector, Impropriator or Tythe Owner, or the Lessee of either of them respectively, first had in Writing”].

L. 34. Leave out from [“respectively”], to the Word [“and”], in Press 3. Line 8.

Pr. 15. L. 25. After [“Rights”], insert [“And whereas the Improvement of the Breed of Sheep is a Matter of great National Importance, and the turning of Rams upon Wastes and Open Common Fields at certain Times of the Year has been found to be very prejudicial; be it therefore enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That no Ram shall be turned upon, or be suffered to remain upon any Wastes or Common Fields, between the Twenty-fifth Day of August and the Twenty-fifth Day of November in every Year”].

Pr. id. L. 20. After [“Act”], insert [“Provided also, and be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That no Rector or Tythe Owner, in Right of his Rectory, Vicarage, or Curacy, or the Lessee of either of them respectively, who shall agree for or let his Tythes of the said Common Field Lands during the said Term of Six Years, or any Part thereof, shall receive any Fine, Foregift, Gratuity, or Compensation whatever, other than by equal Half-yearly or Yearly Payments”].

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

Publick Highways Bill.

The Lord Boston (according to Order) reported the Amendment made by the Committee of the whole House, to the Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the Statutes now in being for the Amendment and Preservation of the Publick Highways within that Part of Great Britain called England; and for other Purposes.”

The said Amendment was read by the Clerk, as follows:

Pr. 38. L. 31. After [“Consent”], insert [“Provided always, and be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That nothing in this Act contained relative to the gathering or getting of Stones, shall extend to any Quantity, of Land (being private Property) covered with Stones thrown up by the Sea, commonly called Beach”]

And the said Amendment, being read a Second Time, was agreed to by the House.

Bank Notes, forging of, to prevent, Bill.

The Lord Boston (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House, to the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more effectually preventing the forging of Bank Notes or Bills, and for the preventing the obtaining a false Credit by the Imitation of Bank Notes or Bills.”

The said Amendments were read by the Clerk, as follow:

Pr. 1. L. 36. After [“make”], leave out [“or use”].

L. 37. After [“made”], leave out [“or used”].

Pr. 2. L. 1. Leave out from the Word [“making”], to the Word [“any”] in the 4th Line of the same Press.

L. 6. Leave out from the Word [“visible”] to the Word [“or”], in the 11th Line of the same Press.

L. 30. After [“Word”], insert [“and”].

L. 31. After [“Characters”], leave out [“Figures and Devices thereon”].

Pr. 3. L. 1. After [“Persons”], insert [“without being authorized and appointed as aforesaid”].

L. 23. Leave out from the Word [“exchange”], to the Word [“in”], in the 27th Line of the same Press.

L. 28. After [“black”], leave out [“or other”], and leave out from the Word [“Ground”] in the same Line, to the Word [“or”] in the 3 2d line of the same Press.

Pr. 4. L. 2. After [“Person”], insert [“without being authorized and appointed as aforesaid”].

L. 8. After [“shall”], insert [“knowingly and”].

L. 32. Leave out from the Word [“Bill”] to the End of the Bill.”

In the Title of the Bill:

L. 2. After [“of”] leave out [“Bank”], and insert [“the”]; and in the same Line, after [“Bills”], insert [“of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England”].

L. 4. After [“of”], leave out [“Bank”], and insert [“the”]; and in the same Line, after [“Bills”], insert [“of the said Governor and Company”].

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

Publick Highways Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the Statutes now in being, for the Amendment and Preservation of the Publick Highways within that Part of Great Britain called England; and for other Purposes.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with an Amendment 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 One Amendment, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Turnpike Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the General Laws now in being, for regulating the Turnpike Roads in that Part of Great Britain called England; 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.

Wastes, &c. Cultivation of, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the better Cultivation, Improvement, and Regulation of the Common Arable Fields, Wastes, and Commons of Pasture, in this Kingdom.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bank Notes, forging of, to prevent, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual preventing the forging of Bank Notes or Bills; and for the preventing the obtaining a false Credit by the Imitation of Bank Notes or Bills.”

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.

Lying-in Hospitals, 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 Lying-in Hospitals, and other Places appropriated for the charitable Reception of pregnant Women; and also to provide for the Settlement of Bastard Children bora in such Hospitals and Places.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

And the Lord Boston reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto, which he was ready to report when the House will please to receive the same.”

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Adjourn.

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

Die Mercurii, 30o Junii 1773.

Domini tam (fn. 3) Spirituales quam Temporales praesentes fuerunt:

Epus. Litch. & Cov.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Boston,
Comes Oxford,
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

Sinking Fund, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee, upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund; and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-three; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for paying to John Harrison a further Reward for his Invention of a Time-keeper for ascertaining the Longitude at Sea, and his Discovery of the Principles upon which the same was constructed.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Indemnity Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee, upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to indemnify Justices of the Peace, Deputy Lieutenants, and Officers of the Militia, or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law; and for giving further Time for those Purposes.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Lying-in Hospitals, Regulation or, Bill:

The Lord Boston (according to Order) reported the Amendment, made by the Committee of the whole House, to the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better Regulation of Lying-in Hospitals, and other Places appropriated for the charitable Reception of pregnant Women; and also to provide for the Settlement of Bastard Children born in such Hospitals and Places.”

The said Amendment was read by the Clerk, as follows:

Pr. 4. L. 25. After [“Place”] insert [“being within Twenty Miles of such Hospital, House, or Place”].

And the said Amendment, being read a Second Time, was agreed to by the House.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the better Regulation of Lying-in Hospitals, and other Places appropriated for the charitable Reception of pregnant Women; and also to provide for the Settlement of Bastard Children born in such Hospitals and Places.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with an Amendment to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Cuddon and Mr. Leeds:

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

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 applying certain Monies therein mentioned, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-three; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for paying to John Harrison a further Reward for his Invention of a Time-keeper for ascertaining the Longitude at Sea, and his Discovery of the Principles upon which the same was constructed.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Indemnity Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to indemnify Justices of the Peace, Deputy Lieutenants, and Officers of the Militia, or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law; and for giving further Time for those 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 the Two proceeding Bills.

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

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

Johnston against Baldwin:

Upon reading the Petition of Elizabeth Baldwin Widow, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein William Johnston is Plaintiff; setting forth, “That the Plaintiff has not assigned Errors within the Time ordered by the House;” and therefore praying, “That the said Writ of Error may be nonpros’d, with such costs as to their Lordships shall seem meet:”

Writ of Error nonpros’d with Costs.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner do forthwith enter a Nonpros on the said Writ of Error as desired; and that the Record be remitted to the Court of King’s Bench, to the End Execution may be had upon the Judgement, given by that Court, as if no such Writ of Error had been brought into this House; and further, That the Plaintiff in Error do pay, or cause to be paid, to the Defendant in Error, the Sum of Twenty Pounds, for (fn. 4) her Costs, by Reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgements

Messages from H. C. to return the Publick Highways Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the Statutes now in being for the Amendment and Preservation of the Publick Highways within that Part of Great Britain called England, and for other Purposes;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

and the Bill for Cultivation of Wastes, &c.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Richard Sutton and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better Cultivation, Improvement, and Regulation, of the Common Arable Fields, Wastes, and Commons of Pasture, in this Kingdom;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

and the Bill to prevent the forging of Bank Notes;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual preventing the forging of Bank Notes or Bills; and for the preventing the obtaining a false Credit by the Imitation of Bank Notes or Bills;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

and the Bill for the Regulation of Lying-in Hospitals.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better Regulation of Lying-in Hospitals, and other Places appropriated for the charitable Reception of pregnant Women; and also to provide for the Settlement of Ballard Children born in such Hospitals and Places;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, primum diem Julii, jam prox. sequen. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

1 Sic.
2 Deed in Origin.
3 Sic.
4 Origin. his.