House of Lords Journal Volume 34
June 1774, 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 34: June 1774, 11-20 ', Journal of the House of Lords volume 34: 1774-1776 (1767-1830), pp. 244-257. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113665 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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Die Lunæ, 13o Junii 1774.
Pope against Roots et al. Westminster Paving, & Bill. Lottery Bill. Lalcham Enclosure Bill. Quebec to establish a Fund for the Civil Government of, Bill. Expiring Laws bill. Message from H C. to return Pulteney’s Bill. D. Montagu et al against L. Beaulieu et Ux: Wilson to enter into Recognizance an it. Wallace against Bryan: Writ of Error nonpross’d with Costs. Insolvent Debtors Bill. Adjourn. Die Martis, 14o Junii 1774.
Bills passed by Commission. Message from H. C. to return the Bill for the Government of Quebec. Westminster Paying, &c. Bill. Grays Inn Society Petition against it; Vestry Clerk of St. Andrew Holborn, to attend with Books, &c. Pope against Root et al.: Decree asimed. Shaw sen against Chandlers, in Error. Shaw Jun. against Chandlers, in Error. Powell against Sharwood, in Error. Mattyn against Allen, in Error. Insolvent Debtors Bill. Quebec, to establish a Fund for the Civil Government of, Bill. Expiring Laws Bill. Lottery Bill. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 15o Junii 1774.
Laleham Enclosure Bill. Insolvent Debtor. Bill: Message to H C. with Amendments to it. Expiring Laws Bill. Quebec, to establish a Fund for the Civil Government of, Bill. Lottery Bill: Laleham Enclosure Bill. Messages to H. C. that the ords have agreed to the Four preceding Bills. Causes, Limitation of, to beheard this Session. Westminster Paving, &c Bill; rejected. Weights of Gold and Silver Corn, to regulate, Bill. Sinking Fund Bill. Message from H. C. to return Insolvent Debtor. Bill. Power’s Petition to receive Appeal, though out of Time: Power against Windis. Cojamaul against Verelst. Rafael against Verelst. Adjourn. Die Jovis, 16 Junii 1774.
Bp. Bath & Wells takes the Oaths, &c. Farrell against Crosbie et Ux. Deficient Gold Coin, Recoinage of, Bill. Sinking Fund Bill. Weights of Gold and Silver Coin, to regulate, Bill. Desicient Gold Coin Recoinage of, Bill. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 17o Junii 1774.
Farrell against Crosbie: Order affirmed. Deficient Gold Coin Recoinage of Bill. Weights of Gold and Silver Coin, to regulate, Bill. Sinking Fund Bill. Meade to enter into Recognizance on Power’s Appeal. Jackson against Keily et al. Quebec, Government of, Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Adjourn. Die Lunæ, 20o Junii 1774.
Cojamaul against Verelst. Rafael against Verlst. E. Fife et al. against W. Dunbar. E. Fife and Duff against A. Dunbar. E. Fife et al. against Simpson. Longlands to enter into Recognizance on E. Fife et al. Three Appcals. Sinking Fund Bill: Weights of Gold and Silver Coin, to regulate, Bill: Deficient Gold Coin, Recoinage of, Bill: Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills. Ward against Hartpole; Petition to amend Appeal. Shaw sen, against Chands less: Shaw Jun. against Chand. Lefs: Writs of Errol non pros d with Colts. Adjourn. Footnotes

Die Lunæ, 13o Junii 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Lincoln. Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Litch & Cov. Dux Northumberland. Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Boston.
Comes Aylesford. Ds. Camden.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

Pope against Roots et al.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause wherein Thomas Pope is Appellant, and Thomas Roots and others are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow; and that the Cause which stands for To-morrow, be put off to Wednesday next; and that the Rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Westminster Paving, & Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for remedying some Defects in the several Acts passed for paving, cleansing, lighting, and regulating the Squares, Streets, Lanes, and other Places, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and Parts adjacent; and for watering such Part of Piccadilly, as lies between Berkeley Street and the Turnpike at Hyde Park Corner,” stands committed, be revived and meet To-morrow.

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been present this Session be added to the said Committee.

Lottery Bill.

Hodie 2o vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for redeeming the Sum of One million of the Capital Stocks of Three Pounds per Centum Annuities in the Manner and on the Terms therein mentioned; and for establishing a Lottery.”

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.

Lalcham Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2o vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for allotting and dividing the Open Fields and Commons, in the Manor of Laleham, in the Counties of Middlesex and Surrey.”

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

D. Northumberland. L. Bp. Ely. L. Sandys.
L. Bp. Lincoln. L. Walpole.
E. Abercorn. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Mansfield.
E. Aylesford. L. Lyttelton.
V. Say & Sele. L. Boston.
V. Falmouth. L. Camden.

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.

Quebec to establish a Fund for the Civil Government of, Bill.

Hodie 2o vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to establish a Fund towards further defraying the Charges of the Administration of Justice and Support of the Civil Government, within the Province of Quebec in America.”

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.

Expiring Laws bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue several Laws therein mentioned, relating to the allowing a Drawback of the Duties upon the Exportation of Copper Bars imported; to the clandestine running of uncustomed Goods, and preventing Frauds relating to the Customs; to the Encouragement of the Silk Manufactures, and for taking off several Duties on Merchandize exported, and reducing other Duties; to prevent the clandestine running of Goods, and the Danger of Infection thereby; to the Premiums upon Masts, Yards, and Bowsprits, Tar, Pitch, and Turpentine; to the encouraging the Growth of Coffee in His Majesty’s Plantations in America; to the free Importation of Cochineal and Indict; to the prohibiting the Importation of Books reprinted abroad, and first composed, written, and printed, in Great Britain; to the Bounty on the Exportation of British-made Cordage; to the free Importation of certain Raw Hides and Skins from Ireland, and the British Plantations in America; to the regulating the Fees of Officers of the Customs, and Naval Officers in America; to the preventing the spreading of the contagious Disorder among the Horned Cattle in Great Britain; and to extend the Provisions of an Act, of the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King George the First, for the Improvement of His Majesty’s Revenues of Customs, Excise, and Inland Duties;” so far as relates to the commencing Prosecutions for Penalties against the Revenue of Customs to subsequent Acts.”

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.

Message from H C. to return Pulteney’s Bill.

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

To return the Bill intituled, “An Act to enable the Trustees named in a certain Act of Parliament, passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “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 or 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 certaino 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;” to aise a Sum of Money for the Purposes therein mentioned.” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

D. Montagu et al against L. Beaulieu et Ux:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of the Most Noble George Duke of Montagu and Mary Dutchess of Montagu his Wife, (One of the Two Daughters and Coheirs of John Duke of Montagu deceased, and One of the Grand-daughters of Ralph, formerly Duke of Montagu), the Most Noble Henry Duke of Buccleugh and Elizabeth Dutchess of Buccleugh his Wife, (Daughter of the said George Duke of Montagu and Mary Dutchess of Montagu), the Right Honourable Charles William cott, commonly called Earl of Dalkeith (Son of the said Henry Duke of Buccleugh and Elizabeth Dutchess of Buccleugh, and Devisee in Tail under the Will of the said John late Duke of Montagu, in Remainder next after the Estate for Life of the said Elizabeth Dutchess of Buccleugh) by the said Henry Duke of Buccleugh, his Father and Guardian, and Edward Montagu Esquire, the surviving Executor and Trustee named in the said Will of the said John late Duke of Montagu; complaining of Part of an Order of the Court of Chancery, of the 20th of January 1774, but which was not made up and entered till the 10th of this instant June; and praying, “That the same may be reversed and set aside, or to make such other Order in the Premises as to their Lordships shall seem meet; and that Edward Lord Beaulieu, and Isabella Lady Beaulieu his Wife, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Edward Lord Beaulieu and Isabella Lady Beaulieu his Wife, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer, or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 27th Day of this instant June.

Wilson to enter into Recognizance an it.

The House being moved, “That John Wilson of Bell Yard, in the Parish of Saint Clement Danes, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for the Most Noble George Duke of Montagu and others, on Account of their Appeal depending in this House, they being in the Country:”

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

Wallace against Bryan:

Upon reading the Petition of Paul Bryan, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Alexander Wallace 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 nonprossd, with such Costs as to their Lordships shall seem meet:”

Writ of Error nonpross’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 his Costs, by Reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgement.

Insolvent Debtors Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors, and for the Relief of Bankrupts, in certain Cases.”

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.

Adjourn.

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

Die Martis, 14o Junii 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Lincoln. Ds. Mansfield.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Boston.
Dux Portland.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

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 President on his Right Hand, and the Earl of Rochford 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 sit 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 or 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, 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 Commissions 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 raining a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-four.” An Act to prevent the Exportation to foreign Parts of Utensils made use of in the Cotton, linen, Woollen, and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom.” An Act for ascertaining the Duty on printed, painted, stained, or dyed Stuffs, wholly made of Cotton, and manufactured in Great Britain; and for allowing the Use and Wear thereof, under certain Regulations.” “An Act to extend so much of an Act, passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to Distillers or Makers of Low Wines and Spirits from Corn, to every Kind of Distiller; and for the more effectual securing the Revenue of Excise arising from Low Wines and Spirits; and for ascertaining the Allowance to be made to the Manufacturers of Wool and Linen, in respect of the Duties on Soap imported; and used in the Woollen and Linen Manufactures.” “An Act for reducing the Rates and Duties payable upon the Importation of Great Raisins.” “An Act to continue the several Laws therein mentioned, for the better Encouragement of the making of Sail Cloth in Great Britain; and for securing the Duties upon foreign-made Sail Cloth, and charging foreign-made Sails with a Duty.” “An Act to prevent certain Inconveniencies that may happen by Bills of Naturalization.” “An Act for explaining an Act, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, intituled, “An Act to reduce the Rate of Interest without any Prejudice to Parliamentary Securities.” An Act to prevent the Mischiefs that arise from driving Cattle within the Cities of London and Westminster, and Liberties thereof, and the Bills of Mortality.” “An Act more effectually to improve and complete the Navigation of the River Thames, Westward of London Bridge, within the Liberties of the City of London; and to prevent any Vessel or Barge from being moored in Taplow Mill Stream, in the County of Bucks.” “An Act for altering and amending an Act, made in the Sixteenth Year of His late Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend the Laws touching the Elections of Members to serve for the Commons in Parliament for that Part of Great Britain called Scotland; and to. restrain the Partiality, and regulate the Conduct of Returning Officers at such Elections;” by altering the Time of Notice, Ordered by the said Act to be given, in the Service of Complaints to the Court of Session, of Wrongs done in Elections, and by regulating the Manner, and settling the Place, of Election of a Burgess to serve in Parliament for a District of Boroughs hi Scotland, when the Election of the Magistrates and Council of a Borough, which ought in Course to be the presiding Borough at an Election, happens to be reduced, and made void, by a Decree of the Court of Session, and not revived by the Crown, when such Election is made.” “An Act for the better Regulation of the Nightly Watch and Beadles within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and Parts adjacent; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.” “An Act for the further and better Regulation of Buildings and Party Walls; and for the more effectually preventing Mischiefs by Fire within the Cities of London and Westminster, and the Liberties thereof, and other the Parishes, Precincts, and Places, within the Weekly Bills of Mortality, the Parishes of Saint Mary-le-Bon, Paddington, Saint Pancras, and Saint Luke at Chelsea, in the County of Middlesex; and for indemnifying, under certain Conditions, Builders and other Persons against the Penalties to which they are or may be liable for erecting Buildings within the Limits aforesaid contrary to Law.” “An Act for explaining and altering an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the General laws now in being for regulating of Turnpike Roads in that Part of Great Britain called England; and for other Purposes;” so far as the same relates to the Payment of additional Tolls at Weighing Engines, and the Number of Horses to be used in Carriages drawn on Turnpike Roads; and for allowing certain Exemptions with respect to Weight and Payment of Toll in particular Cases.” “An Act to enable His Majesty to allow the Administrator, with the Will annexed, or other the Personal Representative, of Sir Joseph Jekyll Knight, deceased, to fell Ten thousand Pounds South Sea Stock, Part of a Legacy given by him to the Use of the Sinking Fund, and to receive the Dividends due thereon, also on Ten thousand Pounds East India Stock; and for applying the same as therein is mentioned.” “An Act for establishing new Church or Chapel erecting at Foxteth Park, in the Parish of Walton, near Liverpool, in the County Palatine of Lancaster.” “An Act for rebuilding the Church of Lewisham, in the County of Kent.” “An Act to amend an Act, passed in the Tenth and Eleventh Years of the Reign of King William the Third, intituled, “An Act for the making and keeping navigable the Rivers of Aire and Calder, in the County of York;” and for improving the Navigation, of the said River Aire, from Weeland to the River Ouze; and for making a navigable Canal from the said River Aire, at or near Haddlesey to the River Ouze, at the Old Brick Garth at Ouze Gate End, within the Township of Selby, in the said County; and for other Purposes.” “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Ninth Year of His present Majesty, “for repairing and widening the Road from Beverley to the Ferry at Hessle, and from the Malton Guide Post to the Gravel Pits at Cottingham, in the County of York; and for repairing and widening other Roads therein mentioned.” “An Act for empowering the Most Noble William Duke of Devonshire to make Leases of Mines and Quarries within the Estates, late of Richard Earl of Burlington and Corke, deceased, in the County of York.” “An Act for vesting a Message and Lands, called East Leach Grove, (Part of the settled Estate of the Right Honourable Frederick Henry Lord Chedworth, in the County of Gloucester), in Trustees, in Trust, to fell and convey the same pursuant to an Agreement for that Purpose, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale, in the Purchase of other Lands to be settled to the like Uses.” “An Act to enable Sir Edward Swinburne Baronet, to charge certain Moors and Waste Lands, within the Parishes of Edlingham and Simonburne, in the County of Northumberland, or either of them, late the Estate of Sir John Swinburne Baronet deceased, after he shall have cultivated and improved the same, in the Manner therein mentioned.” “An Act for vesting divers Freehold Estates, late of Robert Barbor Esquire 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, Legacies, and Charges, charged upon and affecting the same, and for other the Purposes therein mentioned.” “An Act for empowering the Judges of the Court of Session in Scotland, to fell the whole or such Parts and Portions of the Estate and Barony of Kinross, in the County of Kinross, belonging to James Bruce Carstairs Esquire, as shall be sufficient for Payment of the Debts affecting the same, and for settling the Remainder of the said Estate and Barony in Tail, on the same Persons, and to the same Uses and Purposes, as mentioned in a Deed of Entail, made by Sir William Bruce Baronet, bearing Date the Sixteenth Day of February, in the Year One thousand six hundred and eighty-three.” “An Act to enable certain Trustees therein named, to raise Money by Sale of certain Estates of John Smith and James Smith his Son in the City of Coventry, and County of the same City, for the Payment of Debts and Incumbrances, and other Purposes therein expressed.” “An Act for amending and rendering effectual the Powers of Sale and Revocation of Uses, contained in the Marriage Articles and Settlement of Richard Sterne Esquire and Mary his Wife, of divers Messages, Lands, and Hereditaments in the County of York, therein comprised.” “An Act for enabling and empowering Trustees to accept, grant, and make, Building and other Leases, Contracts, and Agreements, of certain Messages, Lands, and Premises, late of William Baker Esquire deceased, during the Minority of his Son Peter William Baker an Infant; and also during such Minority, to receive the Rents and Profits thereof, and all other his Personal Estates, and the Interest, Dividends, and Proceed thereof, and apply the same as in the Act mentioned, and for other Purposes.” “An Act for vesting the Estates late of James Colebrooke Esquire deceased, in the County of Kent in Trustees to be sold; and for purchasing other Estates to be settled to the same Uses, subject to the Annuities and other Charges and Incumbrances thereon, and for other Purposes therein mentioned.” “An Act to enable the Master and Scholars of Baliol College, in the University of Oxford, in their Collegiate Capacity, to convey certain Lands and Possessions belonging to the said College, in the Counties of Salop and Radnor, to William Pearce Hall, and John Woodhouse, Esquires, in Exchange for other Lands in the County of Radnor, of greater Value, to be conveyed to and held by them respectively, to the Uses, and upon the Trusts, therein mentioned.” “An Act for confirming to the resident Freemen or Burgesses, and resident Widows of deceased Freemen or Burgesses, of the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne, their full Right and Benefit to the Herbage of The Town Moor, Castle Leaves, and Nuns Moor, within the Liberties of the said Town, for Two Milch Cows each, in such Manner as has been used, and for improving the Herbage of the said Town Moor, Castle Leazes, and Nuns Moor, respectively.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons or Wastes, called or known by the Names of Wedmore Moor, Churchland Moor, Tadam and Yeel Moor, and Mudgeley Moor, within the Parish of Wedmore in the County of Somerset.” An Act for confirming and establishing the Division, Extinction of Right of Intercommon and Exchanges of certain Lauds in Balmbrough, Shoeston, and Sunderland, in the County of Northumberland, made between the several Persons interested therein; and for appointing Arbitrators to settle the Claims of the respective Lords of the Manors of Hexham and Blanchland in the said County, to a Tract of disputed Ground, lying contiguous to the said Manors.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands, of and within the Parish and Liberties of Hellidon, in the County of Northampton.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Heath, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands, of and within the Hamlet and Liberties of Hollowell, in the Parish of Guilsborough, in the County of Northampton.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands, and Commons, within the Manor and Township of Graffham, in the County of Huntingdon.” An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Stephen Popham Gentleman, with Ann Yate Whiteside, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.” “An Act to enable George Dickerdine Esquire, and his Heirs, to take and use the Name and Surname of Rice Fellowe, and to bear the Arms of Fellowe, pursuant to the Will of Rice Fellowe Esquire, deceased.” 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 oral 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 publicly 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 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, 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 Fourteenth Day of June, in the Fourteenth 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 raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-four.”

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

Le Roy remercie scs bons Sujets, accepts leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult.”

“2. An Act to prevent the Exportation to Foreign Parts of Utensils made use of in the Cotton. Linen, Woollen, and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom.”

“3. An Act, for ascertaining the Duty on printed, painted, stained, or dyed Stuffs, wholly made of Cotton, and manufactured in Great Britain; and for allowing the Use and Wear thereof, under certain Regulations.”

“4. An Act to extend so much of an Act, passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to Distillers or Makers of Low Wines and Spirits from Corn, to every Kind of Distiller; and for the more effectual securing the Revenue of Excise arising from Low Wines and Spirits; and for ascertaining the Allowance to be made to the Manufacturers of Wool and Linen, in respect of the Duties on Soap imported and used in the Woollen and Linen Manufactures.”

“5. An Act for reducing the Rates and Duties payable upon the Importation of Great Raisins.”

“6 An Act to continue the several Laws therein mentioned for the better Encouragement of the making of Sail Cloth in Great Britain; and for securing the Duties upon foreign-made Sail Cloth, and charging foreign-made Sails with a Duty.”

“7. An Act, to prevent certain Inconveniencies that may happen by Bills of Naturalization.”

“8. An Act for explaining an Act, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, intituled, An Act to reduce the Rate of Interest without any Prejudice to Parliamentary Securities.”

“9. An Act to prevent the Mischiefs that arise from driving Cattle within the Cities of London and Westminster, and Liberties thereof, and the Bills of Mortality.”

“10. An Act more effectually to improve and complete the Navigation of the River Thames Westward of London Bridge, within the Liberties of the City of London; and to prevent any Vessel or Barge from being moored in Taplow Mill Stream, in the County of Bucks.”

“11. An Act for altering and amending an Act, made in the Sixteenth Year of His late Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend the Laws touching the Election of Members to serve for the Commons in Parliament for that Part of Great Britain called Scotland; and to restrain the Partiality, and regulate the Conduct of Returning Officers at such Elections;” by altering the Time of Notice, ordered by the said Act to be given, in the Service of Complaints to the Court of Session, of Wrongs done in Elections, and by regulating the Manner, and settling the Place, of Election of a Burgess to serve in Parliament for a District of Boroughs in Scotland, when the Election of the Magistrates and Council of a Borough, which ought in Course to be the presiding Borough at an Election, happens to be reduced, and made void, by a Decree of the Court of Session, and not revived by the Crown, when such Election is made.”

“12. An Act for the better Regulation of the Nightly Watch and Beadles within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and Parts adjacent; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“13. An Act for the further and better Regulation of Buildings and Party Walk, and for the more effectually preventing Mischiefs by Fire, within the Cities of London and Westminster, and the Liberties thereof, and other the Parishes, Precincts, and Places, within the Weekly Bills of Mortality, the Parishes of Saint Mary-le-Bon, Paddington, Saint Pancras, and Saint Luke at Chelsea, in the County of Middlesex; and for indemnifying under certain Conditions, Builders and other Persons against the Penalties to which they are or may be liable for erecting Buildings within the Limits aforesaid contrary to Law.”

“14. An Act for explaining and altering an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the general Laws now in being for regulating of Turnpike Roads in that Part of Great Britain called England, and for other Purposes;” so far as the same relates to the Payment of additional Tolls at Weighing Engines, and the Number of Horses to be used in Carriages drawn on Turnpike Roads; and for allowing certain Exemptions with respect to Weight and Payment of Toll in particular Cases.”

“15. An Act to enable His Majesty to allow the Administrator, with the Will annexed, or other the Personal Representative of Sir Joseph Jekyll Knight, deceased, to sell Ten thousand Pounds South Sea Stock, Part of a Legacy given by him to the Use of the Sinking Fund, and to receive the Dividends due thereon, as also on Ten thousand Pounds East India Stock; and for applying the same as therein is mentioned.”

“16. An Act for establishing a new Church or Chapel erecting at Foxteth Park, in the Parish of Walton, near Liverpool, in the County Palatine of Lancaster.”

“17. An Act for rebuilding the Church of the Parish of Lewisham, in the County of Kent.”

“18. An Act to amend an Act, passed in the Tenth and Eleventh Years of the Reign of King William the Third, intituled. “An Act for the making and keeping navigable the Rivers of Aire and Calder, in the County of York;” and for improving the Navigation of the said River Aire, from Weeland to the River Ouze; and for making a navigable Canal from the said River Aire, at or near Haddlesey, to the River Ouze, at the Old Brick Garth at Ouze Gate End, within the Township of Selby, in the said County; and for other Purposes.”

“19. An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in. the Ninth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening, the Road from Beverley to the Ferry at Hessle, and from the Malton Guide Post to the Gravel Pit at Cottingham, in the County of York; and for repairing and widening other Roads therein mentioned.”

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

Le Roy le veult.”

“20. An Act for empowering the Most Noble William Duke of Devonshire, to make Leases of Mines and Quarries, within the Estates late of Richard Earl of Burlington and Corke, deceased, in the County of York.”

“21. An Act for vesting a Messuage and Lands called East Leach Grove, (Part of the Settled Estate of the Right Honourable Frederick Henry Lord Chedworth, in the County of Gloucester), in Trustees, in Trust to sell and convey the same, pursuant to an Agreement for that Purpose; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the like Uses.”

“22. An Act to enable Sir Edward Swinburne Baronet to charge certain Moors and Waste Lands within the Parishes of Edlingham and Simonburne, in the County of Northumberland, or either of them, late the Estate of Sir John Swinburne Baronet, deceased, after he shall have cultivated and improved the same in the Manner therein mentioned.”

“23. An Act for vesting divers Freehold Estates, late of Robert Barbor Esquire, 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, Legacies, and Charges, charged upon and affecting the same; and for other the Purposes therein mentioned.”

“24. An Act for empowering the Judges of the Court of Session in Scotland, to sell the Whole, or such Parts and Portions of the Estate and Barony of Kinross, in the County of Kinross, belonging to James Bruce Carstairs Esquire, as shall be sufficient for Payment of the Debts affecting the same; and for settling the Remainder of the said Estate and Barony in Tail, on the same Persons, and to the same Uses and Purposes, as mentioned in a Deed of Entail made by Sir William Bruce Baronet, bearing Date the Sixteenth Day of February in the Year One thousand six hundred and eighty-three.”

“25. An Act to enable certain Trustees therein named to raise Money by Sale of certain Estates of John Smith, and James Smith his Son, in the City of Coventry, and County of the same City, for the Payment of Debts and Incumbrances, and other Purposes therein expressed.”

“26. An Act for amending, and rendering effectual, the Powers of Sale and Revocation of Uses contained in the Marriage Articles and Settlement of Richard Sterne Esquire, and Mary his Wife, of divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of York, therein comprised.”

“27. An Act for enabling and empowering Trustees to accept, grant, and make, Building and other Leases, Contracts, and Agreements, of certain Messuages, Lands, and Premises, late of William Baker Esquire, deceased, during the Minority of his Son Peter William Baker, an Infant; and also during such Minority to receive the Rents and Profits thereof, and all other his Personal Estates, and the Interest, Dividends, and Proceed thereof, and apply the same as in the Act mentioned; and for other Purposes.”

“28. An Act for vesting the Estates, late of James Colebrooke Esquire, deceased, in the County of Kent, in Trustees to be sold, and for purchasing other Estates to be settled to the same Uses, subject to the Annuities, and other Charges and Incumbrances thereon; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“29. An Act to enable the Master and Scholars of Baliol College in the University of Oxford, in their Collegiate Capacity, to convey certain Lands and Possessions belonging to the said College in the Counties of Salop and Radnor, to William Pearce Hall and John Woodhouse Esquires, in Exchange for other Lands in the County of Radnor of greater Value, to be conveyed to and held by them respectively to the Uses and upon the Trusts therein mentioned.”

“30. An Act for confirming to the resident Freemen or Burgesses, and resident Widows of deceased Freemen or Burgesses of the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne, their full Right and Benefit to the Herbage of The Town Moor, Castle Leazes, and Nuns Moor, within the Liberties of the said Town, for Two Milch Cows each, in such Manner as has been used; and for improving the Herbage of the said Town Moor, Castle Leazes, and Nuns Moor, respectively.”

“31. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons or Wastes, called or known by the Names of Wedmore Moor, Churchland Moor, Tadam and Yeel Moor, and Mudgeley Moor, within the Parish of Wedmore, in the County of Somerset.”

“32. An Act for confirming and establishing the Division, Extinction of Right of Intercommon and Exchanges of certain Lands in Balmbrough, Shoeston, and Sunderland, in the County of Northumberland, made between the several Persons interested therein; and for appointing Arbitrators to settle the Claims of the respective Lords of the Manors of Hexham and Blanchland, in the said County, to a Tract of disputed Ground lying contiguous to the said Manors.”

“33. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands, of and within the Parish and Liberties of Hellidon, in the County of Northampton.”

“34. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Heath, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands, of and within the Hamlet and Liberties of Hollowell, in the Parish of Guilsborough, in the County of Northampton,”

“35. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands; and Commons, within the Manor and Township of Grassham, in the County of Huntingdon.”

“36. An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Stephen Popham Gentleman with Ann Yate Whiteside his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“37. An Act to enable George Dickerdine Esquire, and his Heirs, to take and use the Name and Surname of Rice Fellowe, and to bear the Arms of Fellowe, pursuant to the Will of Rice Fellowe Esquire, deceased.”

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

Soit fait comme il est desiré.”

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Message from H. C. to return the Bill for the Government of Quebec.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for making of more effectual Provision for the Government of the Province of Quebec, in North America;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence thereto.

Ordered, That the said Amendments be taken into Consideration on Friday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Ordered that the said Bill, with the Amendments, be printed.

Westminster Paying, &c. Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for remedying some Defects in the several Acts passed for paving, cleansing, lighting, and regulating, the Squares, Streets, Lanes, and other Places, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and Parts adjacent; and for watering such Part of Piccadilly as lies between Berkeley Street and the Turnpike at Hyde Park Corner,” 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.”

Grays Inn Society Petition against it;

Upon reading the Petition of William Mayhew, Gryffyd Price, and Samuel Wegg Esquires, on Behalf of themselves and the rest of the Benchers, and other Members of the Society of Grays Inn, in the County of Middlesex, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, “An Act for remedying some Defects in the several Acts passed for paving, cleansing, lighting, and regulating the Squares, Streets, Lanes, and other Places within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and Parts adjacent; and for watering such Part of Piccadilly as lies between Berkeley Street and the Turnpike at Hyde Park Corner;” and praying, To be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill, and that a Clause may be inserted therein, by which they may be enabled to try the Right of the Parishes to levy the Rates upon the Petitioners in any Issue to be joined in such Manner as their Lordships shall please to direct, or give the Petitioners such other Relief in the Premises, as to their Lordships, in their great Wisdom, shall seem meet:”

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table, and that the Petitioners be at Liberty to be heard by their Counsel, against the said Bill, at the Third Reading thereof; as may also Counsel be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

Vestry Clerk of St. Andrew Holborn, to attend with Books, &c.

Ordered, That Mr. Thomas Wade the younger, Vestry Clerk of the Parish of Saint Andrew Holborn above Bars, do attend this House, with the several Books, Contracts, Agreements, Rates, and Assessments; made in relation to or concerning the Repairs of the Highways in the said Parish of Saint Andrew Holborn above Bars, in the County of Middlesex, and all and every Duplicates and Copies of Books, Contracts and Agreements, Rates and Assessments, relating to the said Highways, from the Year 1758 to the Year 1770 inclusive, to the Intent the same may be read and given in Evidence at the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled,” An Act for remedying some Defects in the several Acts passed for paving, cleansing, lighting, and regulating, the Squares, Streets, Lanes, and other Places, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and Parts adjacent; and for watering such Part of Piccadilly as lies between Berkeley Street and the Turnpike at Hyde Park Corner,” To-morrow.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time To-morrow, and the Lords summoned.

Pope against Root et al.:

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Thomas Pope, complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery of the 22d of May 1773; and praying, “That the same might be reversed and set aside, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises as the Nature and Circumstances of the Case may require;” as also upon the Answer of Thomas Roots, John Roots, Stephen Forth an Infant (by John Mitchell his Guardian), George Oliver, John Sisley, John Rogers, Thomas Whitell, and George Roots, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Decree asimed.

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 Decree therein complained of be, and the same is hereby affirmed.

Shaw sen against Chandlers, in Error.

A Petition of Thomas Chandlers, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein John Shaw the elder is Plaintiff:

Shaw Jun. against Chandlers, in Error.

Also, a Petition of Thomas Chandlers, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein John Shaw the younger is Plaintiff:

Powell against Sharwood, in Error.

And also, a Petition of Mary Sharwood, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein William Powell is Plaintiff, were, severally, presented and read, setting forth, “That the Plaintiffs in the said Writs of Error have assigned Errors, and alledged Diminution, and prayed Writs of Certiorari to be directed to the Right Honourable William Lord Mansfield, Chief Justice of His Majeity’s Court of King s Bench, to certify the Truth of the Premises, and the same have been granted: That the Petitioners humbly apprehend there is no Diminution or Omission in the Records, and that the Matters assigned for Errors by the said Plaintiffs, are merely fictitious, and tend only further to delay and oppress the Petitioners;” and therefore praying, “That the said Plaintiffs may be ordered to sue forth, and return the said Writs of Certiorari to the House oh such Short Day as to their Lordships shall seem meet.”

And thereupon the Agents were called in, and heard at the Bar;

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the Plaintiffs do return the said Writs of Certiorari in Two Days.

Mattyn against Allen, in Error.

A Petition of Mundeford Allen, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Charles Martyn is Plaintiff, was presented and read; setting forth, “That the Plaintiff in the said Writ of Error has assigned Errors, and alledged Diminution, and prayed a Writ of Certiorari to be directed to the Right Honourable William Lord Mansfield, Chief Justice of His Majesty’s Court of King’s Bench, to certify the Truth of the Premises, and the same has been granted: That the Petitioner humbly apprehends there is no Diminution or Omission in the Record, and that the Matters assigned for Error by the said Plaintiff, are merely fictitious, and tend only further to delay and oppress the Petitioner;” and therefore praying, “That the said Plaintiff may be ordered to sue forth, and return the said Writ of Certiorari to the House, on such short Day as to their Lordships shall seem meet.”

And thereupon the Agents on both Sides were called in, and heard at the Bar;

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the said Petition be rejected.

Insolvent Debtors 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 Relief of Insolvent Debtors; and for the Relief of Bankrupts in certain Cases.”

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

Pr. 46. L. 16. After [“or”], leave out [“on Mortgage, Bond, or other”], and instead thereof insert [“lent upon Real”], and in the same Line After [“Security”], insert [“only”].

Pr. 52. L. 31. After [“by”], leave out [“the Crown”], and insert [“such”].

Pr. 52. L. 32. Leave out from [“Person”] to [“and”], in the 37th Line of the same Press.

Pr. 68. L. 19. After [“before”] leave out [“the proper Clerk of”].

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

Quebec, to establish a Fund for the Civil Government of, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to establish a Fund towards further defraying the Charges of the Administration of Justice, and Support of the Civil Government, within the Province of Quebec in America.”

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.”

Expiring Laws Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue several Laws therein mentioned, relating to the allowing a Drawback of the Duties upon the Exportation of Copper Bars imported; to the clandestine; Running of unaccustomed Goods, and preventing Frauds relating to the Customs; to the Encouragement of the Silk Manufactures, and for taking off several Duties on Merchandize exported, and reducing other Duties; to prevent the clandestine Running of Goods, and the Danger of Insection thereby; to the Premiums upon Masts, Yards, and Bowsprits, Tar, Pitch, and Turpentine; to the Encouraging the Growth of Coffee in His Majesty’s Plantations in America; to the free Importation of Cochineal and Indict; to the prohibiting the Importation of Books reprinted abroad, and first composed, written, and printed, in Great Britain; to the Bounty on the Exportation of British-made Cordage; to the free Importation of certain Raw Hides and Skins from Ireland, and the British Plantations in America; to the regulating the Fees of Officers of the Customs and Naval Officers in America; to the preventing the spreading of the contagious Disorder among the Horned Cattle in Great Britain; and to extend the Provisions of an Act of the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King George the First, for the Improvement of His Majesty’s Revenues of Customs, Excise, and Inland Duties;” fo far as relates to the commencing Prosecutions for Penalties against the Revenue of Customs to subsequent Acts.”

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.”

Lottery Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for redeeming the Sum of One Million of the Capital Stocks of Three Pounds per Centum Annuities, in the Manner and on the Terms therein mentioned; and for establishing a Lottery.”

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.”

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit praesens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, decimum quintum diem instantis Junii, hora undecima Auroræ, Domini sic decernentibus.

Die Mercurii, 15o Junii 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Paget.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Bruce.
Comes Plymouth. Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Rosebery. Ds. Boston.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

Laleham Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for allotting and dividing the Open Fields and Commons in the Manor of Laleham, in the Counties of Middlesex and Surrey,” 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.”

Insolvent Debtor. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors; and for the Relief of Bankrupts in certain Cases.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C. with Amendments to it.

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

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.

Expiring Laws Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue several Laws therein mentioned relating to the allowing a Drawback of the Duties upon the Exportation of Copper Bars imported; to the clandestine Running of uncustomed Goods, and preventing Frauds relating to the Customs; to the Encouragement of the Silk Manufactures, and for taking off several Duties on Merchandize exported, and reducing other Duties; to prevent the clandestine Running of Goods, and the Danger of Insection thereby; to the Premiums upon Masts, Yards, and Bowsprits, Tar, Pitch, and Turpentine; to the Encouraging the Growth of Coffee in His Majesty’s Plantations in America; to the free Importation of Cochineal and Indict; to the prohibiting the Importation of Books reprinted abroad, and First composed, written, and printed in Great Britain; to the Bounty on the Exportation of British-made Cordage; to the free Importation of certain Raw Hides and Skins from Ireland, and the British Plantations in America; to the regulating the Fees of Officers of the Customs. and Naval Officers in America; to the preventing the spreading of the contagious Disorder among the Horned Cattle in Great Britain; and to extend the Provisions of an Act of the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King George the First, “for the Improvement of His Majesty’s Revenues of Customs, Excise, and Inland Duties;” fo far as relates to the commencing Prosecutions for Penalties against the Revenue of Customs to subsequent Acts.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Quebec, to establish a Fund for the Civil Government of, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to establish a Fund towards further defraying the Charges of the Administration of Justice, and Support of the Civil Government, within the Province of Quebec in America.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Lottery Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for redeeming the Sum of One Million 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.

Laleham Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for allotting and dividing the Open Fields and Commons in the Manor of Laleham, in the Counties of Middlesex and Surrey.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. that the ords have agreed to the Four preceding Bills.

And Messages were, severally, 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.

Causes, Limitation of, to beheard this Session.

Ordered; That this House will hear no more Causes this Session than that, wherein Charles Farrell Doctor in Physic, is Appellant, and Edward Crosbie Esquire et Ux. are Respondents; and also the Two Causes appointed to be heard together, wherein Gregore Cojamaul is Appellant, and Barry Verelst Esquire is Respondent, and in the other wherein Johannes Padre Rafael is Appellant, and Harry Verelst Esquire is Respondent.

Westminster Paving, &c Bill; rejected.

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for remedying some Defects in the several Acts passed for paving, cleansing, lighting, and regulating, the Squares, Streets, Lanes, and other Places within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and Parts adjacent; and for watering such Part of Piccadilly as lies between Berkeley Street,” and the Turnpike at Hyde Park Corner;” and for hearing Counsel for and against the same; and for the Lords to be summoned:

Counsel were accordingly called in, and the said Bill was read the Third Time; as also the Petition of William Mahew and others, praying to be heard by Counsel against the said Bill.

Mr. Mansfield heard for the Petitioners against the Bill.

Mr. Leigh also heard for the Petitioners.

Mr. Lewis heard in Support of the Bill.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Moved, “That this Bill do pass.”

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

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

It was resolved in the Negative.

Ordered, That the said Bill be rejected.

Weights of Gold and Silver Corn, to regulate, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for regulating and ascertaining the Weights to be made use of in weighing the Gold and Silver Coin (fn. 1) of this Kingdom;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sinking Fund Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Charles Whitworth 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-four; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; for carrying to the Aggregate Fund a Sum of Money which hath arisen by the Two Sevenths Excise; and for enabling the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland to make out a Certificate for the Payment of the Sum of Five hundred Pounds to Lady Ann M’Kenzie, out of the Balance remaining of the Sum of Seventy-two thousand Pounds, granted for paying the Creditors of the forfeited Estates in Scotland;” 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 Insolvent Debtor. Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors, and for the Relief of Bankrupts in certain Cases;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Power’s Petition to receive Appeal, though out of Time:

A Petition of David Power was presented and read; setting forth, “That a Decree was pronounced by the Lord Chancellor of Ireland on the 28th of April 1773, in a Cause depending in that Court, wherein Samuel Windis was Plaintiff, and the said David Power and Francis Wyse Defendants: That notwithstanding the said Decree was pronounced so long Since as the 28th of April 1773, yet the said Plaintiff never thought proper to take any Steps, since the pronouncing the same, till the 3d of May last, when he made up and enrolled the said Decree, whereby the Petitioner has been prevented from lodging his Appeal sooner; and forasmuch as the Petitioner is advised, he is greatly aggrieved by the said Decree, and has just Cause of Appeal:” He therefore most humbly prays their Lordships, “That he may be at Liberty to prefer his Petition of Appeal, notwithstanding the Time limited for receiving Appeals is expired,”

And thereupon the Agent for the Petitioner was called in, and heard at the Bar:

And being withdrawn,

Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to present his Appeal as desired.

Power against Windis.

Accordingly, Upon reading the, Petition and Appeal of David Power complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery in Ireland of the 28th of April 1773, and praying their Lordships, “To hear the merits of the said Decree, and grant the Appellant such Relief in the Premises, as to their Lordships, in their great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Samuel Windis may be required to Answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Samuel Wtndts may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing on or before Wednesday the 20th Day of July next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon his Six Clerk, Agent, Attorney, or Solicitor, in the said, Court of Chancery in Ireland, mail be deemed good Service.

Cojamaul against Verelst.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Gregore Cojamaul is Appellant, and Harry Verelst Esquire is Respondent, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Monday next.

Rafael against Verelst.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein Johannes Padre Rafael is Appellant, and Harry Verelst Esquire is Respondent, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Monday next.

Adjourn.

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

Die Jovis, 16 Junii 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Bath. & Wells. Comes Abercorn. Ds. Boston.
Epus. Eliens. Viscount Say & Sele.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.

PRAYERS.

Bp. Bath & Wells takes the Oaths, &c.

Charles Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells, took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Farrell against Crosbie et Ux.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause, wherein Charles Farrell Doctor in Physic is Appellant, and Edward Crosbie Esquire et Ux. are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow.

Deficient Gold Coin, Recoinage of, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for applying a, certain Sum of Money for calling in and recoining the deficient Gold Coin of this Realm, and for regulating the Manner of receiving the same at the Bank of England; and of taking there an Account of the Deficiency of the said Coin, and making Satisfaction for the same; and for authorizing all Persons to cut and deface all Gold Coin that shall not be allowed to be current by His Majesty’s Proclamation;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Sinking Fund Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund, and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-four; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament, for carrying to the Aggregate Fund a Sum of Money which hath arisen by the Two Sevenths Excise; and for enabling the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland to make out a Certificate for the Payment of the Sum of Five hundred Pounds to Lady Anne Mackenzie, out of the Balance remaining of the Sum of Seventy-two thousand Pounds, granted for paying the Creditors of the forfeited Estates in Scotland.”

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.

Weights of Gold and Silver Coin, to regulate, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for regulating and ascertaining the Weights to be made use of in weighing the Gold and Silver Coin in 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.

Desicient Gold Coin Recoinage of, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for applying a certain Sum of Money for calling in and recoining the deficient Gold Coin of this Realm, and for regulating the Manner of receiving the same at the Bank of England, and of taking there an Account of the Deficiency of the said Coin, and making Satisfaction for the same; and for authorizing all Persons to cut and deface all Gold Coin that shall not be allowed to be current by His Majesty’s Proclamation.”

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.

Adjourn.

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

Die Veneris, 17o Junii 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. De Ferrers.
Epus. Londin. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. King.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Godolphin.
Comes Gower, Pæses. Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Comes Hertford, Merarius. Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Sondes.
comes Carlisle. Ds. Boston.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes March.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Charham.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Dudley & ward.

PRAYERS.

Farrell against Crosbie:

After hearing Counsel as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Charles Farrell Doctor in Physic, complaining of an Order of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 3d of May 1773; 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 Edward Crosbie Esquire, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Order 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 Order therein complained of be, and the same is hereby, affirmed.

Deficient Gold Coin Recoinage of Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for applying a certain Sum of Money, for calling in and recoining the deficient Gold Coin of this Realm, and for regulating the Manner of receiving the same at the Bank of England; and of taking there an Account of the Deficiency of the said Coin, and making Satisfaction for the same; and for authorizing all Persons to cut and deface all Gold Coin, that shall not be allowed to be current by His Majesty’s Proclamation.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Weights of Gold and Silver Coin, to regulate, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for regulating and ascertaining the Weights to be made use of in’weighing the Gold and Silver Coin in this Kingdom.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Sinking Fund Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund, and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-four; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament, for carrying to the Aggregate Fund a Sum of Money which hath arisen by the Two Sevenths Excise; and for enabling the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland to make out a Certificate for the Payment of the Sum of Five hundred Pounds to Lady Anne M’Kenzie, out of the Balance remaining of the Sum of Seventy-two thousand Pounds, granted for paying the Creditors of the forfeited Estates in Scotland.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Meade to enter into Recognizance on Power’s Appeal.

The House being moved, “That Augustin Meade, of Colman Street, London, Merchant, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for David Power, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Ireland:”

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

Jackson against Keily et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Rowland Jackson Esquire, complaining of a Decree of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, of the 10th of December 1773, and also of another Decree of the said Court of the 18th of May 1774; and praying “That the same may be reversed, altered, or varied, 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 Richard Keily Esquire, Henry Wallis Esquire, John Jackson, George Jackson a Minor, Ellen Jackson, Christopher Musgrave, and Henry Ecles Esquire, may be required to Answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered That the said Richard Keily Esquire, and the said several other Persons last named, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on or before Friday, the 22d Day of July next; and Service of this Order upon the Clerks in Court of the said Respondents, in the said Court of Exchequer in Inland, shall be deemed good Service.”

Quebec, Government of, Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, “An Act for making more effectual Provision for the Government of the Province of Quebec, in North America;” and for the Lords to be summoned:

The said Amendments were read Three Times by the Clerk:

It was proposed, “to agree with the Commons in the said Amendments.”

Which being objected to;

After Debate.

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

And a Message was ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Pechell and Mr. Barnes:

To acquaint them therewith.

Adjourn.

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

Die Lunæ, 20o Junii 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lincoln. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Boston.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Guilford.

PRAYERS.

Cojamaul against Verelst.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause, wherein Gregore Cojamaul is Appellant, and Harry Verelst Esquire is Respondent:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow.

Rafael against Verlst.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause wherein Johannes Padre Rafael is Appellant, and Harry Verelst Esquire is Respondent:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow.

E. Fife et al. against W. Dunbar.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of James Earl Fife, James Brodie of Brodie Esquire, Captain Duncan Urquhart of Burdsyards, and Mr. Arthur Duff of Orion, Advocate, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 17th of this instant June; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House,:in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Walter Dunbar Esquire may be required to Answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Walter Dunbar may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereto in Writing, on or before Monday the 18th Day of July next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or any of his Counsel or Agents, in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed, good Service.

E. Fife and Duff against A. Dunbar.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of James Earl Fife, (fn. 2) Mr. Arthur Duff of Orton, Advocate, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 17th of this instant June; and praying, That the same may be reversed, of that the Appellants may have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Alexander Dunbar of Thunderton Esquire, may be required to Answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Alexander Dunbar may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereto in Writing, on or before Monday, the 18th Day of July next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or any of his Counsel or Agents, in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

E. Fife et al. against Simpson.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of James Earl Fife, James Brodie of Brodie Esquire, Captain Duncan Urquhart of Burdsyards, and Mr. Arthur Duff of Ortown, Advocate, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland of the 17th of this instant June; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Joseph Simpson, Merchant in Aberdeen, may be required to Answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Joseph Simpson may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereto in Writing on or before Monday the. 18th Day of July next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or any of his Counsel or Agents, in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Longlands to enter into Recognizance on E. Fife et al. Three Appcals.

The House being moved, “That Thomas Longlands Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for James Earl Fife and others, on Account of their Appeal depending in this House, they residing in Scotland:”

It is Ordered, That the said Thomas Longlands may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellants, as desired.

The House being moved, “That Thomas Longlands Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for James Earl Fife and Mr. Arthur Duff, on Account of their Appeal depending in this House, they residing in Scotland:”

It is Ordered, That the said Thomas Longlands may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellants as desired.

The House basing moved, “That Thomas Longlands Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for James Earl Fife and others, on Account of their Appeal depending in this House, they residing in Scotland:”

It is Ordered, That the said Thomas Longlands may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellants as desired.

Sinking Fund Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund, and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-four; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; for carrying to the Aggregate Fund a Sum of Money which hath arisen by the Two Sevenths Excise; and for enabling the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland to make out a Certificate for the Payment of the Sum of Five hundred Pounds to Lady Anne M’Kenzie, out of the Balance remaining, of the Sum of Seventy-two thousand Pounds, granted for paying the Creditors of the forfeited Estates in Scotland.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Weights of Gold and Silver Coin, to regulate, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for regulating and ascertaining the Weights to be made use of in weighing the Gold and Silver Coin in this Kingdom.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Deficient Gold Coin, Recoinage of, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for applying a certain Sum of Money, for calling in and recoining the deficient Gold Coin of this Realm; and for regulating the Manner of receiving the same at the Bank of England, and of taking there an Account of the Deficiency of the said Coin, and of making Satisfaction for the same; and for authorizing all Persons to cut and deface all Gold Coin that shall not be allowed to be current by His Majesty’s Proclamation.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills.

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

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

Ward against Hartpole; Petition to amend Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition of Nicholas Were Esquire, Son and Heir, and Administrator, of Vere ’Ward deceased, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Robert Hartpole Esquire is Respondent; setting forth, “That the Petitioner presented his Appeal to their Lordships on the 25th Day of April lact, complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 25th Day of February preceding: That the Petitioner is advised to amend his said Appeal, bv adding an Order of the said Court of Chancery of the 8th Day of June instant, which the Petitioner’s Agent had no Notice of till Friday last;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “That he may be at Liberty td amend his said Appeal, by inserting the said Order of the 8th Day of June instant, he amending the Respondent’s Copy:”

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to amend his said Appeal, by inserting the said Order of the 8th of June instant as desired, he amending the Respondent’s Copy.

Shaw sen, against Chands less:

Upon reading the Petition of John Shaw the Elder, Plaintiff in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Thomas Chandlers is Defendant:

Shaw Jun. against Chand. Lefs:

Also, upon reading the Petition of John Shaw the Younger, Plaintiff in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Thomas Chardless is Defendant; setting forth, “That the Plaintiffs have been advised, since their assigning Errors upon the said Writs, td withdraw their Alignments oi Errors, and not to prosecute the said Writs of Error any further;” and therefore praying, “That they may be at Liberty to withdraw their said Assignements of Errors, and that the said Writs may be nonpross’d with such Costs as to the House shall seem meet, the Agent for the Defendants having signed the said Petitions, as consenting thereto:”

Writs of Errol non pros d with Colts.

it is Ordered, That the Petitioners do withdraw their said Assignements of Errors, and that the Defendants in Error do forthwith enter a Nonpros, on the said Writs of Error, and that the Record be remitted to the Court of King’s Bench, to the End Execution may be had upon the Judgements given by that Court, as if no such Writs of Error had been brought into this House: And it is further Ordered, That the Plaintiffs in Error do pay, or cause to be paid, to the said Defendants in Error, the Sum of Twenty Pounds for their Costs, by reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgements.

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

1 In the following Entries it is, in.
2 Sic.