House of Lords Journal Volume 23
May 1727

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May 1726

DIE Lunæ, 1o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cestriens.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Ds. Trevor, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Kent.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Graham.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Waldegrave.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Walpole.

PRAYERS.

Messages from H. C. with Bills; and to return the Governors of Q. Anne's Bounty, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir George Oxenden and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Mary O Gara Widow to sue for her Jointure Lands;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting several Sums of Money, given for Charitable Uses, in the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Bishop of Ely, and the Dean of Canterbury; and to empower them to place the same with the Governors of Queen Anne's Bounty, in order to augment several poor Livings, in the Dioceses of Canterbury and Ely;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with several Amendments, whereunto they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from the Powder Mills upon Hounslow Heath, in the County of Middlesex, to a Place called Basingstone, in the Parish of Bagshot, in the County of Surrey;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

St. Catherine Cree Church, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing a certain Provision, for maintaining the Curate of St. Catherine Cree Church, alias Christ Church, London; and for repairing and supporting the Chancel of the said Church."

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

Ds. Trevor, C. P. S.
Dux Kent.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Falmouth.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cestriens.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Waldegrave.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Walpole.

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

E of Northampton takes his Seat.

This Day James Earl of Northampton sat first in Parliament, after the Death of his Father George Earl of Northampton; his Lordship having first taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Lv. Effingham versus Napier & al.:

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Elizabeth Lady Effingham; complaining of an Order of the Court of Chancery, made the Twenty-seventh Day of January last, upon a Petition of Sir John Napier Baronet; desiring, amongst other Things, Liberty to amend his Answer to the Appellant's Cross Bill; and praying, "That the said Order may be reversed; and that the Appellant may be relieved, as to the House shall seem meet:" As also upon the Answer of the said Sir John Napier, and the several Answers of Sir George Warburton, John Coppin, George Buckby, and Thomas Denton, 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 is hereby, affirmed.

River Owze navigable, Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Norwich reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for improving the Navigation of the River Owze, in the County of York," was committed: "That they had gone through the said Bill, and made some Amendments thereunto."

Which, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

O Gara's Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Mary O Gara Widow to sue for her Jointure Lands."

Bagshot Road to repair, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from the Powder Mills upon Hounslow Heath, in the County of Middlesex, to a Place called Basingstone, in the Parish of Bagshot, in the County of Surrey."

Scotland Fisheries, &c. Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for encouraging and promoting Fisheries, and other Manufactures and Improvements, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland:"

It is Ordered, That the House be put in a Committee upon the said Bill, To-morrow.

Causes put off.

Whereas To-morrow is appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Andrew Chevers Esquire and Hyacinth Chevers are Appellants, and John Chevers and others are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the Hearing the said Cause be adjourned to Wednesday next; and the other Cause removed to the Thursday following.

Adjourn.

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

Die Veneris, 14o Julii, 1727, hitherto examined by us,

Jo. Carliol.
Jo. Norwich.
Rob. Landaff.
De Lawarr.

DIE Martis, 2o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cestriens.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Ds. Trevor, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Kent.
Dux Newcastle.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Macclesfield.
Viscount Townsbend.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Waldegrave.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Ducie.

PRAYERS.

His Majesty's Consent to O Gara's Bill signified.

The Duke of Newcastle acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, having been apprized of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Mary O Gara Widow to sue for her Jointure Lands," had commanded him to signify to their Lordships, That He consented to the passing the said Bill, so far as the Crown was concerned."

The said Bill was read a Second Time:

And ordered to be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following; (videlicet,)

Ds. Trevor, C. P. S.
Dux Kent.
Dux Newcastle.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Epus. London.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cestriens.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Waldegrave.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Walpole.

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

Shipwrecked Mariners, Relief, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee, to consider further of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more equal paying, and better collecting, certain small Sums of Money, for the Relief of shipwrecked Mariners and distressed Persons, His Majesty's Subjects, in the Dominions of the Great Duke of Tuscany; and for other pious and charitable Purposes, usually contributed to by the Merchants trading to Legborn:"

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

Cranford Bridge Road, to repair, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from Cranford Bridge, in the County of Middlesex, to that End of Maidenhead Bridge which lies in the County of Bucks."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill, with the Amendments, 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. Lightboun and Mr. Elde:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, with some Amendments; whereunto their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

River Owze, Navigation Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for improving the Navigation of the River Owze, in the County of York."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Lightboun and Mr. Elde:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, with some Amendments; whereunto their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Scotland, Fisheries, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for encouraging and promoting Fisheries, and other Manufactures and Improvements, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland."

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

And the Earl of Warrington reported from the said Committee, "That they had gone through the said Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

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

Frauds in the Dying Trade to prevent, Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing Frauds and Abuses in the Dying Trade."

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

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

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

Woollen Manufacture, to regulate, Bill.

The House likewise (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of the Woollen Manufacture, and for preventing Disputes among the Persons concerned therein; and for limiting a Time for prosecuting for the Forfeiture, appointed by an Act of the Twelfth Year of His Majesty's Reign, in case of Payment of the Workmen's Wages in any other Manner than in Money."

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

And the Lord Waldegrave reported from the said Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereunto; which they had directed him to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Lowndes's Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Norwich reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting several Quantities and Parcels of South Sea Stock and South Sea Annuities in Trustees, for Payment of the Debts of Charles Lowndes Gentleman, and for the Benefit and Relief of him and Rebecca his Wife," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill; and that the Parties concerned had given their Consents; and that the Committee had gone through the same, and made some Amendments thereunto."

Which, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

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

St Catherine Cree Church, Bill:

The Lord Bishop of Norwich also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing a certain Provision, for maintaining the Curate of St. Catherine Cree-Church, alias Christ Church, London, and for repairing and supporting the Chancel of the said Church," was committed: "That they had gone through the said Bill, and found the Allegations thereof to be true; and that the Committee had directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

The said Bill was read the Third Time.

And, the Question being 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. Lightboun and Mr. Elde:

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

Thornton's Bill:

The Lord Bishop of Carlisle reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Trustees a Messuage and Garden, in the Parish of St. Catherine Coleman, London, the Estate of Robert Thornton and Hannah his Wife, to be sold, on settling an Estate of a greater Value to the same Uses," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and found the Allegations thereof to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents; and that the Committee had gone through the said Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

The said Bill was read the Third Time.

And the Question being 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. Lightboun and Mr. Elde:

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

Fleming to be heard, touching O Gara's Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of Michael Fleming Esquire; praying to be heard, by his Counsel, before the passing of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Mary O Gara Widow to sue for her Jointure Lands;" and that the Petitioner may have such Relief as this House shall think fit:

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Lords Committees to whom the said Bill stands committed; and that the Petitioner may be heard, by his Counsel, as desired, before the said Committee; and that Counsel may be heard for the said Bill, at the same Time.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Mercurii, tertium diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 3o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cestriens.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Kent.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Waldegrave.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Onslow.

PRAYERS.

Donnellan versus Sir T. Taylor.

This Day the Answer of Sir Thomas Taylor Baronet, to the Appeal of William Donnellan and Mary his Wife, John Cahill and Ellinor his Wife, was brought in.

Hockliffe and Wooburn Highways, Bill.

The Lord Delawarr reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual amending the Highway between Hockliffe and Wooburn, in the County of Bedford; and for repairing, the Road leading through Wooburn to Tickford Bridge, in Newport Pagnell, in the County of Bucks," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and gone through the same, with One Amendment; (videlicet,)

"Pr. 5. L. 27. Leave out from ["notwithstanding"] to ["Provided"], in the First Line of the next Press."

Which being read Twice by the Clerk;

It was moved, "To disagree with the Committee in the said Amendment."

After Debate;

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Woollen Manufacture to regulate, Bill.

The Lord Waldegrave (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of the Woollen Manufacture, and for preventing Disputes among the Persons concerned therein; and for limiting a Time for prosecuting for the Forfeiture appointed by an Act of the Twelfth Year of His Majesty's Reign, in Case of Payment of the Workmens Wages in any other Manner than in Money," was committed, the Amendments made by the Committee to the said Bill.

Which, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House; and are as follow:

"Pr. I. L. 17. Leave out ["May"], and insert ["June."]

"L. 23. Leave out ["May"], and insert ["June."]

"Pr. 4. L. 24. Leave out ["said."]

"L. 34. Leave out ["May"], and insert ["June."]

"Pr. 5. L. 31. Leave out ["May"], and insert ["June."]

Scotland Fisheries, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for encouraging and promoting Fisheries, and other Manufactures and Improvements, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland."

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. Thurston and Mr. Masham:

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

Lowndes's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting several Quantities and Parcels of South Sea Stock and South Sea Annuities in Trustees, for the Payment of the Debts of Charles Lowndes Gentleman, and for the Benefit and Relief of him and Rebecca his Wife."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Thurston and Mr. Masham:

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

Chevers and his Son versus Chevers & al.

After hearing Counsel, in Part, upon the Petition and Appeal of Andrew Chevers Esquire and Hyacinth Chevers his Eldest Son and Heir Apparent; complaining of a Decree, or Decretal Order, of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, made the Seventh Day of February 1725, in a Cause wherein the Appellants were Plaintiffs, and John Chevers and others were Defendants:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be adjourned till To-morrow, at Eleven a Clock; and that the Cause appointed for that Day be heard on Friday next.

Lords added to the Committee on Mrs. O Gara's Bill.

Ordered, That the Lord Delawarr and the Lord Walpole be added to the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Mary OGara Widow to sue for her Jointure Lands," stands committed.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 4o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cestriens.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Ds. Trevor, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Berkshire.
Comes Peterborow & Monmouth.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Macclesfield.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Waldegrave.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Walpole.

PRAYERS.

Chevers and his Son versus Chevers & al.:

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Andrew Chevers Esquire and Hyacinth Chevers his Eldest Son and Heir Apparent; complaining of a Decree, or Order of Dismission, of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, made the Seventh Day of February One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty-five, in a Cause wherein the Appellants were Plaintiffs, and John Chevers the Younger, Christopher Chevers, Andrew Crosby, Clare Geoghegan, alias Hussey, Hubert Dillon Esquire and Mary his Wife, and others, were Defendants; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:" As also upon the Answer of the said John Chevers and the other Defendants put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

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

OGara's Bill.

The Lord Delawarr reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Mary OGara Widow to sue for her Jointure Lands," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill; and heard Counsel upon the Petition of Michael Fleming Esquire, to them referred; as also Counsel for the Bill; and had gone through the same, and made One Amendment thereunto."

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

Highway between Hockliffe and Wooburn, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual amending the Highway between Hockliffe and Wooburn, in the County of Bedford; and for repairing the Road leading through Wooburn to Tickford Bridge, in Newport Pagnell, in the County of Bucks."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill, with the Amendments, 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. Lightboun and Mr. Yard:

To carry down the said Bill; and acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the same, with One Amendment, whereunto their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Cokers peremptorily to answer Farewell's Appeal.

The House was informed, "That William Coker Esquire and Thomas Coker, who, by Order of this House of the Thirteenth of April last, were required to put in their Answer or respective Answers to the Appeal of Nathaniel Farewell Esquire and Susannah his Wife on or before the Twenty-seventh Day of the same Month, have neglected so to do, though duly served with the said Order for that Purpose."

And thereupon Mr. David Thomas being called in; and examined, upon Oath, at the Bar, in relation to the said Service:

And being withdrawn:

It is Ordered, That the said Respondents do peremptorily put in their Answer or respective Answers to the said Appeal in a Week.

Messages from H C with Bills;

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty the Sum of Three Hundred and Seventy Thousand Pounds, to be raised by Loans or Exchequer Bills, to be charged on the Surplus Monies of the Duties on Coals and Culm granted by an Act of the Fifth Year of His Majesty's Reign for a Term of Years, and since made perpetual;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir William Yonge and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time to Persons on board the Fleet, or beyond the Seas, in His Majesty's Service, to qualify themselves for the legal Enjoyment of Offices and Employments; and for indemnifying such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves within the Time limited for that Purpose; and for the better ascertaining such Time;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the free Importation of Cochmeal, during the Time therein limited;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Tyrconnell and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual amending the Highways leading from Royston, in the County of Hertford, to Wansford Bridge, in the County of Huntingdon;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

ard to return Cranford Bridge Road to repair, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from Cranford Bridge, in the County of Middlesex, to that End of Maidenhead Bridge which lies in the County of Bucks;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made to the said Bill.

River Owze Navigation Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for improving the Navigation of the River Owze, in the County of York;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made to the said Bill.

Palmer's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming a Sale made by Anthony Palmer to Lewis Buckle Esquire, of certain Copyhold Lands and Hereditaments, Parcel of the Manor of Eastmeon, in the County of Southampton; and for settling other Copyhold Lands and Hereditaments, Parcel of the same Manor, of as great or greater Value, to the same Uses as the said Lands so sold now stand limited;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Message from H. C. with a Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for better Regulation of the Linen and Hempen Manufactures, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Grant of Three Hundred and Seventy Thousand Pounds to His Majesty, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty the Sum of Three Hundred and Seventy Thousand Pounds, to be raised by Loans or Exchequer Bills, to be charged on the Surplus Monies of the Duties on Coals and Culm, granted by an Act of the Fifth Year of His Majesty's Reign for a Term of Years, and since made perpetual."

Royston Highways to amend, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual amending the Highways leading from Royston, in the County of Hertford, to Wansford Bridge, in the County of Huntingdon."

Linen Manufacture in Scotland to regulate, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for better Regulation of the Linen and Hempen Manufactures, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland."

Woollen Manufacture to regulate, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of the Woollen Manufacture, and for preventing Disputes among the Persons concerned therein; and for limiting a Time for prosecuting for the Forfeiture appointed by an Act of the Twelfth Year of His Majesty's Reign, in Case of Payment of the Workmen's Wages in any other Manner than in Money."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Lightboun and Mr. Yard:

To carry down the said Bill; and acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, whereunto their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Cromy versus Holland: Papers proved.

The House was informed, "That a Person attended at the Door, and desired to deliver in certain Papers and Proceedings, in the Cause wherein Elizabeth Cromy Widow is Appellant, and Mary Holland, alias Ash, is Respondent."

And thereupon Ralph Campbell, alias McDougald, being called in, and sworn; he delivered in, at the Bar, the said Papers and Proceedings; and attested, "The same were true Copies, he having exammed them with the Originals in the proper Offices in Ireland."

And then he withdrew.

Harrison versus Hart et al.

Whereas To-morrow is appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Thomas Harrison Esquire is Appellant, and Moses Hart and Isaac Franks are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the Hearing the said Cause be adjourned to Monday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 5o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cestriens.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Ds. Trevor, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Kent.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Macclesfield.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Waldegrave.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Ducre.

PRAYERS.

Messages from H. C. with a Bill; and to return the Wye and Lugg Navigation Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending an Act passed in the Seventh and Eighth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King William the Third, intituled, "An Act for making navigable the Rivers Wye and Lugg, in the County of Hereford;" and for making the same more effectual;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made to the said Bill.

South Sea Trustees, Time enlarged, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Times for hearing and determining Claims by the Trustees for raising Money upon the Estates of the late Directors of the South Sea Company and others; and for Relief of the Creditors of Robert Knight Esquire, late Cashier to the said Company; and for Relief of Persons who have entered Claims for contin gent Debts and Incumbrances; and for giving Time to Ralph Gulston and other Creditors of Edward Gibbon Esquire, to enter Claims before the said Trustees, for a Debt specified in the Inventory of the said Edward Gibbon; and for empowering the Trustees to dismiss Claims for Want of Prosecution; and for applying the Produce of the said Estates for the Benefit of the South Sea Company;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Grant of Three Hundred and Seventy Thousand Pounds to His Majesty, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty the Sum of Three Hundred and Seventy Thousand Pounds, to be raised by Loans or Exchequer Bills; to be charged on the Surplus Monies of the Duties on Coals and Culm granted by an Act of the Fifth Year of His Majesty's Reign for a Term of Years, and since made perpetual."

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

Royston Highways to amend, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual amending the Highways leading from Royston, in the County of Hertford, to Wansford Bridge, in the County of Huntingdon."

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

Ds. Trevor, C. P. S.
Dux Kent.
Dux Greenwich.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Macclesfield.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Epus. London.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cestriens.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Waldegrave.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Ducie.

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

Bagshot Road to repair, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from The Powder Mills upon Hounslow Heath, in the County of Middlesex, to a Place called Basingstone, in the Parish of Bagshot, in the County of Surrey."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees before named:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Wednesday Morning next, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Cochineal free Importation, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the free Importation of Cochineal, during the Time therein limited."

Linen Manusacture in Scotland to regulate, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for better Regulation of the Linen and Hempen Manusactures, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland."

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

Governor's of Queen Anne's Bousty, Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting several Sums of Money, given for charitable Uses, in the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Bishop of Ely, and the Dean of Canterbury; and to empower them to place the same with the Governors of Queen Anne's Bounty, in order to augment several poor Livings, in the Dioceses of Canterbury and Ely."

And the same, being read Twice by the Clerk, were severally agreed to by the House.

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

Inquiry to be made into the Repairs of The Parliament Office and The Chapter-house.

The House being moved, "To inquire what hath been done, by the Officers of His Majesty's Works, pursuant to the Address of this House to His Majesty, on the First Day of May 1725, "That Conveniencies might be made, and Repairs done, in The Parliament Office, for the more safe depositing and keeping the Records there:"

The Lords following were appointed a Committee, to inspect the Condition of the said Office, with relation to the said Conveniencies and Repairs, and what hath been done therein:

Ds. Trevor, C. P. S.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Cestriens.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Waldegrave.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Hay.

Their Lordships, or any Three of them; to meet when, where, and as often as, they please; and to have Power to send for the Officers of His Majesty's Works.

Ordered, That it be an Instrustion to the said Committee, "That they do likewise view The Chapter House adjoining to Westminster Abbey, with respect to the Conveniencies directed to be prepared, in Pursuance of another Address to His Majesty, on the Twentysecond Day of May 1725, for the Reception of the Records, then lying in great Disorder, in certain Rooms adjoining to this House."

OGara's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Mary OGara Widow to sue for her Jointure Lands."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Masham and Mr. Burroughs:

To carry down the said Bill; and acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the same, with One Amendment, whereunto their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

L. Forbes & al. peremptorily to answer White & al. Appeal.

The House was informed, "That George Lord Forbes, Richard Nutley, and Robert Doyne, Esquires; who, by Order of this House of the First of February last, were required to put in their Answer or respective Answers to the Appeal of John White Esquire and others on or before the Eighth Day of March following, have neglected so to do, though duly served with the said Order for that Purpofe."

And thereupon an Affidavit of John Higgins of the City of Dublin Gentleman, of the due Service of the Respondents Clerk in Court with the said Order, being read:

It is Ordered, That the said Respondents do peremptorily put in their Answer or respective Answers to the said Appeal on or before the First Day of the next Session of Parliament.

Jones peremptorily to answer White's Appeal.

The House was likewise informed, "That Lewis Jones Gentleman, who, by Order of this House of the said First of February last, was required to put in his Answer to the Appeal of Nicholas White Gentleman on or before the said Eighth Day of March following, has neglected so to do, though duly served with the said Order for that Purpose."

And thereupon an Affidavit of Ralph Semple of the City of Dublin Gentleman, of the due Service of the said Order on the Respondent's Attorney in the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, being read:

It is Ordered, That the said Respondent do peremptorily put in his Answer to the said Appeal on or before the First Day of the next Session of Parliament.

Grahams peremptorily to answer Sankey's Appeal.

The House was also informed, "That Anne Graham, Widow and Administratrix of Winwood Graham deceased, and Anne, Margaret, and Sarah Graham, Sisters and Heirs of the said Winwood, Minors, by their next Friend the said Anne Graham Widow, who, by Order of this House of the said First of February last, were required to put in their Answer to the Appeal of Henry Sankey Esquire on or before the said Eighth Day of March following, have neglected so to do, though duly served with the said Order for that Purpose."

And thereupon an Affidavit of John Bland of the City of Dublin Gentleman, of the due Service of the said Order on the Respondent's Clerk in Court, being read:

It is Ordered, That the said Respondents do peremptorily put in their Answer to the said Appeal on or before the First Day of the next Session of Parliament.

Byrne peremptorily to answer Blakeney's Appeal.

The House was also informed, "That Walter Byrne Esquire, who, by Order of this House of the said First of February last, was required to put in his Answer to the Appeal of Catherine Blakeney Widow and Mable Blakeney on or before the said Eighth Day of March following, has neglected so to do, though duly served with the said Order for that Purpose."

And thereupon an Affidavit of John Dowling of the City of Dublin Merchant, of the due Service of the said Order on the Respondent's Six Clerk, being read:

It is Ordered, That the said Respondent do peremptorily put in his Answer to the said Appeal on or before the First Day of the next Session of Parliament.

Frauds in the Dying Trade to prevent, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for preventing Frauds and Abuses in the Dying Trade."

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

It was Resolved in the Assirmative.

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

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Masham and Mr. Burroughs:

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

Donne'lan & al. versus Burke & al Papers proved.

The House was informed, "That a Person attended at the Door, and desired to deliver in certain Papers and Proceedings, in the Cause wherein Joseph Donnellan Gentleman and others are Appellants, and Miles Burke and others Respondents."

And thereupon Hyacinth Chevers Gentleman being called in, and sworn; he delivered in, at the Bar, the said Papers and Proceedings; and attested, "The same were true Copies, he having examined them with the Originals in the proper Offices in Ireland."

And then he withdrew.

Time allowed to Persons to take the Oaths, Bill:

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time to Persons on board the Fleet, or beyond the Seas, in His Majesty's Service, to qualify themselves for the legal Enjoyment of Offices and Employments; and for indemnifying such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves within the Time limited for that Purpose; and for the better ascertaining such Time."

Message from H. C to return Kunaston's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of William Kinaston Esquire; and for settling other Part thereof to the Uses therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 8o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Cestriens.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Ds. Trevor, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Greenwich.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Stair.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Waldegrave.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.

PRAYERS.

Message from H. C. to return the Bill for regulating the Woollen Manufactures.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of the Woollen Manufacture, and for preventing Disputes among the Persons concerned therein; and for limiting a Time for prosecuting for the Forfeiture appointed by an Act of the Twelfth Year of His Majesty's Reign, in case of Payment of the Workmen's Wages in any other Manner than in Money;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made to the said Bill.

Sale of the forfeited Estates in Scotland, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Sale of such of the forfeited Estates in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland as remain unsold, and are vested in the Crown; and for determining such Claims on the said Estates as, having been duly entered, remain undetermined;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Report, Commissioners forfeited Estates in Scotland, delivered.

The House was informed, "That a Person from the Commissioners and Trustees for the forfeited Estates in Scotland attended."

And thereupon Mr. Wolfe being called in; he delivered in, at the Bar, a further Report of the said Commissioners and Trustees.

And then he withdrew.

And the Title of the said Report was read, by the Clerk.

Grant of Three Hundred and Seventy Thousand Pounds to His Majesty, 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 the Sum of Three Hundred and Seventy Thousand Pounds, to be raised by Loans or Exchequer Bills, to be charged on the Surplus Monies of the Duties on Coals and Culm, granted by an Act of the Fifth Year of His Majesty's Reign for a Term of Years, and since made perpetual."

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

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

Time allowed to Persons to take the Oaths, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time to Persons on board the Fleet, or beyond the Seas, in His Majesty's Service, to qualify themselves for the legal Enjoyment of Offices and Employments; and for indemnifying such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves within the Time limited for that Purpose; and for the better ascertaining such Time."

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

Cochineal free Importation, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the free Importation of Cochineal, during the Time therein limited."

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

South Sea Trustees, Time enlarged, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Times for hearing and determining Claims by the Trustees for raising Money upon the Estates of the late Directors of the South Sea Company and others; and for Relief of the Creditors of Robert Knight Esquire, late Cashier to the said Company; and for Relief of Persons who have entered Claims for contingent Debts and Incumbrances; and for giving Time to Ralph Gulfton and other Creditors of Edward Gibbon Esquire to enter Claims before the said Trustees for a Debt specified in the Inventory of the said Edward Gibbon; and for empowering the Trustees to dismiss Claims for Want of Prosecution; and for applying the Produce of the said Estates for the Benefit of the South Sea Company."

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

Harrison versus Hart and Franks.

Counsel (according to Order) were called in, to be heard, upon the Petition and Appeal of Thomas Harrison Esquire; complaining of an Order, or Decree, of the Court of Exchequer, of the Third Day of February last, in a Cause wherein the Appellant was Plaintiff, and Moses Hart and Isaac Franks were Defendants.

And the Appellant's Counsel having been fully heard:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing the said Cause be adjourned till To-morrow, at Eleven a Clock.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 9o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Cestriens.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Ds. Trevor, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Kent.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Waldegrave.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Ducie.

PRAYERS.

Messages from H. C. to return Sir R. Everard's Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Kingdom of Ireland, the Estate of Sir Redmond Everard Baronet, in Trustees, to be sold, for raising Money to discharge Incumbrances affecting the same, and for other Purposes;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Brown, commonly called L. Kenmare's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of Valentine Brown Esquire, commonly called Lord Kenmare in the Kingdom of Ireland, for Payment of Debts and Incumbrances affecting the same;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Stagg versus Hoskyns.

This Day the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, in the usual Manner, brought up the Transcript of the Record upon a Writ of Error, wherein

Newton Stagg is Plaintiff and William Hoskyns Defendant.

Harrison versus Hart & al.

Counsel (according to Order) were called in, to be further heard, upon the Petition and Appeal of Thomas Harrison Esquire; complaining of an Order, or Decree, of the Court of Exchequer, of the Third Day of February last, in a Cause wherein the Appellant was Plaintiff, and Moses Hart and Isaac Franks were Defendants.

And the Respondent Hart's Counsel having been fully heard:

And the Respondent Franks's Counsel offering to proceed on his Part:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing the said Cause be adjourned till To-morrow, at Eleven a Clock.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 10o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Cestriens.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Ds. Trevor, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Graston, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Macclesfield.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Waldegrave.
Ds. Herbert.
2. Ds. Boyle.
1. Ds. Gower.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Ducie.

PRAYERS.

Farewell & Ux. versus Coker.

This Day the joint and several Answer of William Coker Esquire and Thomas Coker, to the Appeal of Nathaniel Farewell and Susannah his Wife, was brought in.

Harrison versus Hart and Franks:

After hearing Counsel, as well on Monday last as Yesterday and this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Thomas Harrison Esquire; complaining of an Order, or Decree, of the Court of Exchequer, of the Third Day of February last, in a Cause wherein the Appellant was Plaintiff, and Moses Hart and Isaac Franks were Defendants; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:" As also upon the Answers of the said Moses Hart and Isaac Franks put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration and Debate had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Decree reversed, with Directions.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Order, or Decree, complained of in the said Appeal, be, and is hereby, reversed: And it is further Ordered and Adjudged, as to the Respondent Hart, That an Accompt be taken of the Stock pledged to him by the Appellant, and of the Sale and Produce of the said Stock; and that he be examined on Interrogatories concerning the same; and that, out of the Produce of such Stock, he be allowed his Principal and Interest to the Time that he was reimbursed the same by such Produce; and the Surplus of such Produce, after such Principal and Interest deducted, shall be paid by the said Respondent to the Appellant, with Interest at Five Pounds per Centum per Annum; and if it shall appear, on taking the said Accompt, that any of the Stock pledged by the Appellant to the said Respondent remains unsold, that the Respondent re-transfer the same to the Appellant, together with the additional Stock in respect thereof; and do likewise accompt to the Appellant for the Dividends thereof; and that the Bonds entered into by the Appellant to the said Respondent be delivered up and canceled; and that there be a perpetual Injunction, to stay Suit upon such Bonds: And it is further Ordered and Adjudged, as to the Respondent Franks, That the several Accompts delivered by him to the Appellant shall stand good, only with Liberty to the Appellant to falsity or surcharge; and that the said Franks be examined on Interrogatories concerning the same.

Message from H. C. to return OGara's Bill;

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir George Oxenden and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Mary OGara Widow to sue for her Jointure Lands;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the Amendment made by their Lordships to the said Bill, with some Amendments, whereunto they desire the Concurrence of this House.

and L. Southwell's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Inchiquin and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Thomas now Lord Southwell and his Trustees to raise Money, by making Leases for Lives renewable for ever, and Fee-farms, and by Sale or Mortgage of certain Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Limerick, in the Kingdom of Ireland, for Payment of Debts and Legacies, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with One Amendment, whereunto they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Continuing Laws, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Laws therein mentioned, relating to Copper Bars exported; and for better preventing Frauds committed by Bankrupts; and for searching Drugs and Compositions for Medicines;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Goodwin's Pet. to be on the Table.

Upon reading the Petition of James Goodwin; praying, "That the Act for searching Drugs and Medicines may not be continued, but under such Regulations and Restrictions as the same may not prejudice the fair Traders; and that the Petitioner may be heard, by himself or Counsel, to offer his Reasons against continuing the said Act:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table till the said Bill be read a Second Time.

Apothecaries Company, Pet. to lie on the Table.

Upon reading the Petition of the Master, Wardens, and Society, of the Art and Mystery of Apothecaries of the City of London; praying, "That they may be heard, by their Counsel, against the Clause in the Bill for continuing the Laws therein mentioned, whereby the Act for searching Drugs and Compositions for Medicines is to be continued; and that the Petitioners may be relieved, as to the House shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table till the said Bill be read a Second Time.

Royston Highways to amend, Bill.

The Lord Delawarr reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual amending the Highways leading from Royston, in the County of Hertford, to Wansford Bridge, in the County of Huntingdon," was committed: "That they had gone through the said 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 Friday next.

Sale of the forfeited Estates in Scotland, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Sale of such of the forfeited Estates in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland as remain unsold, and are vested in the Crown; and for determining such Claims on the said Estates as, having been duly entered, remain undetermined."

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

Linen Manufacture in Scotland, to regulate, Bill.

Whereas this Day was appointed, for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for better Regulation of the Linen and Hempen Manufactures, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland:"

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

Time allowed to Persons to take the Oaths, Bill.

Whereas this Day was also appointed, for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time to Persons on board the Fleet, or beyond the Seas, in His Majesty's Service, to qualify themselves for the legal Enjoyment of Offices and Employments; and for indemnifying such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves within the Time limited for that Purpose; and for the better ascertaining such Time:"

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

Cochineal, free Importation, Bill.

Whereas To-morrow is appointed, for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the free Importation of Cochineal, during the Time therein limited:"

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

South Sea Trustees, Time enlarged, Bill.

Whereas To-morrow is also appointed, for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill for enlarging the Times for hearing and determining Claims by the Trustees for raising Money upon the Estates of the late Directors of the South Sea Company and others:

It is 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 Veneris, duodecimum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 12o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cestriens.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Ds. Trevor, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Macclesfield.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Waldegrave.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.

PRAYERS.

Bagshot Road to repair, Bill:

The Lord Delawarr reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from The Powder Mills upon Hounslow Heath, in the County of Middlesex, to a Place called Basingstone, in the Parish of Bagshot, in the County of Surrey," was committed: "That they had gone through the said Bill, and made some Amendments thereunto."

Which, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

Then the said Bill was read the Third Time.

And the Question being put, "Whether this Bill, with the Amendments, shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Kinaston and Mr. Thomas Bennet:

To carry down the said Bill; and acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, whereunto their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

L. Southwell's Bill:

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendment made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Thomas now Lord Southwell, and his Trustees, to raise Money, by making Leases for Lives renewable for ever, and Fee-farms, and by Sale or Mortgage of certain Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Limerick, in the Kingdom of Ireland, for Payment of Debts and Legacies; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

And the said Amendment, being read Twice by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

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

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Kinaston and Mr. Thomas Bennet, to acquaint them therewith.

OGara's Bill.

The House also proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Amendment made by this House, to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Mary OGara Widow to sue for her Jointure Lands."

And the said Amendments, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Kinaston and Mr. Thomas Bennet, to acquaint them therewith.

Continuing Laws, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Laws therein mentioned, relating to Copper Bars exported; and for better preventing Frauds committed by Bankrupts; and for searching Drugs and Compositions for Medicines."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, To-morrow; and that the Petitions of James Goodwin, and the Master, Wardens, and Society, of the Art and Mystery of Apothecaries of the City of London, which, on Wednesday last, were ordered to lie on the Table till the Second Reading of the said Bill, be referred to the said Committee; and that the Petitioners may be heard, by themselves, before their Lordships, if they think fit.

Grant of Three Hundred and Seventy Thousand Pounds to His Majesty, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty the Sum of Three Hundred and Seventy Thousand Pounds, to be raised by Loans or Exchequer Bills, to be charged on the Surplus Monies of the Duties on Coals and Culm, granted by an Act of the Fifth Year of His Majesty's Reign for a Term of Years, and since made perpetual."

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. Kinaston and Mr. Thomas Bennet:

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

Errington's Pet. to amend his Appeal.

The House being moved, "That the Petition of William Errington Gentleman; praying, "That he may be at Liberty to amend his Appeal, by striking out the Name of Ralph Soulby One of the Respondents, who was only a Trustee in the Matters in Question, and is dead, and inserting in his Stead the Name of Christopher Soulby, Son and Heir of the said Ralph Soulby; and that he may be ordered to put in his Answer to the said Appeal;" which, on the Twelfth of April last, was ordered to lie on the Table, no Proof being then made of the Allegations of the said Petition, might be now read; there being an Affidavit of the Death of the said Party:"

And thereupon the said Petition and Affidavit being read accordingly:

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to amend the said Appeal, as desired; and the said Christopber Soulby is hereby required to put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before the First Day of the next Session of Parliament.

Linen Manufacture in Scotland to regulate, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for better Regulation of the Linen and Hempen Manufactures, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland."

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

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

Time allowed to Persons to take the Oaths, Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time to Persons on board the Fleet, or beyond the Seas, in His Majesty's Service, to qualify themselves for the legal Enjoyment of Offices and Employments; and for indemnifying such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves within the Time limited for that Purpose; and for the better ascertaining such Time."

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

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

Cochineal free Importation, Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the free Importation of Cochineal, during the Time therein limited."

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

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

Conference on Amendment to Hockliffe Road Bill.

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

To desire a Conference with this House, upon the Subject-matter of the Amendment made by their Lordships to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual amending the Highway between Hockliffe and Wooburn, in the County of Bedford; and for repairing the Road leading through Wooburn to TickfordBridge, in Newport Pagnell, in the County of Bucks."

To which the House agreed.

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

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

Comes Sandwich.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Sussex.
Epus. Norwic. Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Waldegrave.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Montjoy.

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

The Names of the Managers for this House were read.

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

Which being ended, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Delawarr reported, "That the Lords had been at the Conference; and that the Managers for the Commons had delivered back the said Bill, together with Reasons for their disagreeing with their Lordships Amendment made thereto."

Which Reasons were read by the Clerk, and are as follow; (videlicet,)

"The Commons cannot agree to the said Amendment:

"1st, Because very few Persons, if any, except the Inhabitants of the Hundreds of Newport and the Hundred of Manshead, come to the Markets of Newport and Wooburn: The exempting the said Inhabitants from Tolls on those Days can be no prejudice to any; but the imposing Tolls on them may be a Prejudice to those Towns, and to the Lords of those Two Manors, by lessening the Tolls of their Markets, if the Inhabitants of those Hundreds should go to other Markets in the Neighbourhood, which they may do (and it is highly probable they will) without passing the new Turnpikes to be erected by this Act.

"2dly, That there being a considerable Trade of Lace-making in the said Hundreds (which is the Work of the very poorest of the People, and with very little Profit); the Toll will be grievous to them: And since the Lace-buyers must pay the Toll, if the Sellers pay Toll also, it will be a double Toll for the same Commodity; which already searce affords Bread to the Makers.

"The Commons decline, at this Time, offering any other Reasons; believing these may be sufficient to prevail with your Lordships not to insist upon the said Amendment, that a Bill so necessary may not be lost."

Then it was proposed, "To insist upon the said Amendment."

After Debate;

Lords insist upon their Amendment:

The Question was put, "Whether to insist on the Amendment made to the said Bill?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Reasons to be drawn.

Ordered, That the Managers for the last Conference be, and are hereby, appointed a Committee, to prepare Reasons, to be offered to the Commons, at a Conference for their Lordships insisting on the said Amendment:

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

South Sea Trustees, Time enlarged, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Times for hearing and determining Claims by the Trustees for raising Money upon the Estates of the late Directors of the South Sea Company, and others; and for Relief of the Creditors of Robert Knight Esquire, late Cashier to the said Company; and for Relief of Persons who have entered Claims for contingent Debts and Incumbrances; and for giving Time to Ralph Gulfton and other Creditors of Edward Gibbon Esquire, to enter Claims before the said Trustees, for a Debt specified in the Inventory of the said Edward Gibbon; and for empowering the Trustees to dismiss Claims for Want of Prosecution; and for applying the Produce of the said Estates for the Benefit of the South Sea Company."

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

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

Sale of the forfeited Estates in Scotland, Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Sale of such of the forfeited Estates in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland as remain unsold, and are vested in the Crown; and for determining such Claims on the said Estates as, having been duly entered, remain undetermined."

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

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

Sir W Barker's Pet. for a Receiver to be appointed.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir William Barker Baronet, Respondent to the Appeal of Thomas levers Esquire; praying, "In regard the said Appeal cannot be heard this Session, that a Receiver of the Rents and Profits of the Estate in the Petition mentioned may be appointed; and that such Order may be made, for preventing Waste or Spoil on the said Estate, and for the Petitioner's Relief, as to the House shall seem meet:"

And thereupon the Agents on both Sides being called in, and heard, at the Bar, in relation to the Allegations of the said Petition:

And being withdrawn:

It is Ordered, That the Court of Chancery in Ireland, notwithstanding the said Appeal, in order to secure the Payment of the Money due to the Petitioner, be at Liberty to appoint a Receiver of the Rents and Profits of the said Estate, and to grant an Injunction to prevent Waste or Spoil thereon, as the said Court shall think proper.

Royston Highways to amend, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual amending the Highways leading from Royston, in the County of Hertford, to Wansford Bridge, in the County of Huntingdon."

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. Kinaston and Mr. Thomas Bennet:

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, decimum tertium diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Sabbati, 13o Mail.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bangor. 2.
Epus. Gloucestr. 1.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cestriens.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Macclesfield.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Waldegrave.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Lechmere.

PRAYERS.

Sale of the forfeited Estates in Scotland, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Sale of such of the forfeited Estates, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, as remain unfold, and are vested in the Crown; and for determining such Claims on the said Estates as, having been duly entered, remain undetermined."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Cochineal free Importation, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the free Importation of Cochineal, during the Time therein limited."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

South Sea Trustees, Time enlarged, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Times for hearing and determining Claims by the Trustees for raising Money upon the Estates of the late Directors of the South Sea Company and others; and for Relief of the Creditors of Robert Knight Esquire, late Cashier to the said Company, and for Relief of Persons who have entered Claims for contingent Debts and Incumbrances; and for giving Time to Ralph Gulston and other Creditors of Edward Gibbon Esquire to enter Claims before the said Trustees for a Debt specified in the Inventory of the said Edward Gibbon; and for empowering the Trustees to dismiss Claims for Want of Prosecution; and for applying the Produce of the said Estates for the Benefit of the South Sea Company."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Time allowed to Persons to take the Oaths, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time to Persons on board the Fleet, or beyond the Seas, in His Majesty's Service, to qualify themselves for the legal Enjoyment of Offices and Employments; and for indemnifying such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves within the Time limited for that Purpose; and for the better ascertaining such Time."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Linen Manufactures in Scotland to regulate, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for better Regulation of the Linen and Hempen Manufactures in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland."

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 Five preceding Bills.

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

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the Five last mentioned Bills, without any Amendment.

Skerret versus Nisbet & al.:

The House was informed, "That Humphrey Skerret Gentleman, who, by Order of this House of the Twenty-seventh of April last, had Liberty to amend his Appeal, by adding proper Parties thereto, as he should think fit, or be advised, had amended the same, by making Christopher Rind a Party to the said Appeal."

Rind to answer.

It is Ordered, That the said Christopher Rind may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and he is hereby required to put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before the First Day of the next Session of Parliament.

Ievers versus Barker's Papers proved.

The House was likewife informed, "That a Person attended at the Door; and desired to deliver in several Papers and Proceedings, in the Cause wherein Thomas levers Esquire is Appellant, and Sir William Barker Baronet Respondent."

And thereupon he, being called in, and sworn, delivered in, at the Bar, the said Papers and Proceedings; and attested, "The same were true Copies, he having examined them with the Originals in the Court of Chancery in Ireland."

And then he withdrew.

Continuing Laws, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Laws therein mentioned, relating to Copper Bars exported; and for better preventing Frauds committed by Bankrupts; and for searching Drugs and Compositions for Medicines."

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

And the Lord Waldegrave reported from the said Committee, "That they had considered the said Bill; and heard Mr. Goodwin, as also some of the Apothecaries, upon their Petitions to the Committee referred; and that the Committee had gone through the said Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Message from H. C. to return Lowndes's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting several Quantities and Parcels of South Sea Stock and South Sea Annuities in Trustees, for the Payment of the Debts of Charles Lowndes Gentleman; and for the Benefit and Relief of him and Rebecca his Wife;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, whereunto they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Which Amendments, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 15o Maii.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cestriens.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Ds. Trevor, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius Angliæ.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Stair.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Waldegrave.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Lechmere.
Ds. Walpole.

PRAYERS.

Continuing Laws, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Laws therein mentioned, relating to Copper Bars exported; and for better preventing Frauds committed by Bankrupts; and for searching Drugs and Compositions for Medicines."

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. Thomas Bennet and Mr. Thurston:

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

Lords Reasons reported, for insisting on Amendment to Hockliffe Road Bill:

The Lord Waldegrave reported from the Lords Committees appointed to prepare Reasons to be offered to the Commons, at a Conference, for the Lords insisting on the Amendment made by them to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual amending the Highway between Hockliffe and Wooburn, in the County of Bedford; and for repairing the Road leading through Wooburn to Tickford Bridge, in Newport Pagnell, in the County of Bucks: That the Committee had prepared Reasons accordingly; which are as follow; videlicet,

"The Lords, having taken into Consideration the Reasons given by the Commons, at the last Conference, for their disagreeing with the Amendment made by their Lordships to the Bill for the more effectual amending the Highway between Hockliffe and Wooburn, in the County of Bedford, and for repairing the Road leading through Wooburn to Tickford Bridge, in Newport Pagnell, in the County of Bucks, their Lordships do insist on the said Amendment:

"1. Because the exempting the Three Hundreds of Newport and the Hundred of Manshead from paying Toll (which Exemption is very rarely, if ever, found in Bills of this Kind) will considerably lessen the Produce of the said Toll; and, in Consequence, will prevent the Roads being speedily and effectually amended; which must be the main Design of this Bill.

"2. Because this Exemption would establish a Precedent of dangerous Consequence to all future Turnpike Bills. The Argument used in Behalf of Lacebuyers and Lace-sellers may be insisted upon, with more Reason, for the Dealers in all other marketable Commodities; and were this Way of Reasoning to prevail, those who have the greatest and, most constant Benefit from those Roads being kept in good Repair, and who are already by Law obliged to repair the same, would be free from paying the Toll; whilst Travellers, and others who use them but seldom, must bear the whole Burthen and Expence.

"For these and other Reasons, which the Lords decline entering upon at this Time, they do insist upon their Amendment: And their Lordships cannot imagine the Commons will lose a Bill they think so necessary, by disagreeing to an Amendment so justisiable in every respect, and so consistent with the Nature of the Bill."

Which, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That these Reasons be offered to the Commons, at a Conference.

Message for a present Conference on the Subject.

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Thomas Bennet and Mr. Thurston:

To desire a present Conference with that House, in the Painted Chamber, upon the Subject-matter of the last Conference.

Ordered, That the Managers of the former Conference be the Managers of this Conference.

Dunne's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Daniel Dunne Esquire, by Sale or Mortgage of Part of his Estate, to raise Money, to pay off and discharge the Portions of his Brothers and Sister, and a Mortgage of One Thousand Eight Hundred Seventyseven Pounds, affecting the same;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Conference on the Hockliffe Road Bill:

The Messengers sent to the House of Commons, to desire a present Conference with that House, in the Painted Chamber, upon the Subject-matter of the last Conference, return Answer:

That the Commons do agree to a present Conference, as desired.

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

The former Managers Names for this House were read; and the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference.

Which being ended, the House was resumed.

Conference reported.

And the Lord Waldegrave reported, "That the Lords had been at the Conference; and communicated to the Commons their Lordships Reasons, as directed; and left the Bill and Amendment with them."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

King present:

His Majesty, being seated on His Royal Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended with His Officers of State; the Prince of Wales, in his Robes, fitting in his Place on His Majesty's Right Hand; the Lords being also in their Robes; commanded the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure, they attend Him immediately, in this House."

Who being come, with their Speaker;

He, after a Speech made to His Majesty, delivered the Money Bill to the Clerk; who brought it to the Table; where the Clerk of the Crown read the Title of that and the Titles of the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow:

Bills passed.

"1. An Act for granting to His Majesty the Sum of Three Hundred and Seventy Thousand Pounds, to be raised by Loans or Exchequer Bills, to be charged on the Surplus Monies of the Duties on Coals and Culm, granted by an Act of the Fifth Year of His Majesty's Reign for a Term of Years, and since made perpetual."

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

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

"2. An Act for allowing further Time to Persons on board the Fleet, or beyond the Seas, in His Majesty's Service, to qualify themselves for the legal Enjoyment of Offices and Employments; and for indemnifying such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves within the Time limited for that Purpose; and for the better ascertaining such Time."

"3. An Act for the free Importation of Cochineal, during the Time therein limited."

"4. An Act for enlarging the Times for hearing and determining Claims by the Trustees for raising Money upon the Estates of the late Directors of the South Sea Company, and others; and for Relief of the Creditors of Robert Knight Esquire, late Cashier to the said Company; and for Relief of Persons who have entered Claims for contingent Debts and Incumbrances; and for giving Time to Ralph Gulston and other Creditors of Edward Gibbon Esquire to enter Claims before the said Trustees for a Debt specified in the Inventory of the said Edward Gibbon; and for empowering the Trustees to dismiss Claims for Want of Prosecution; and for applying the Produce of the said Estates for the Benefit of the South Sea Company."

"5. An Act for Sale of such of the forfeited Estates in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland as remain unsold, and are vested in the Crown; and for determining such Claims, on the said Estates as, having been duly entered, remain undetermined."

"6. An Act for the better Regulation of the Woollen Manufacture, and for preventing Disputes among the Persons concerned therein; and for limiting a Time for prosecuting for the Forfeiture appointed by an Act of the Twelfth Year of His Majesty's Reign, in case of Payment of the Workmen's Wages in any other Manner than in Money."

"7. An Act for better Regulation of the Linen and Hempen Manufactures, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland."

"8. An Act for encouraging and promoting Fisheries, and other Manufactures and Improvements, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland."

"9. An Act for continuing the Laws therein mentioned, relating to Copper Bars exported; and for better preventing Frauds committed by Bankrupts; and for searching Drugs and Compositions for Medicines."

"10. An Act for preventing Frauds and Abuses in the Dying Trade."

"11. An Act for repairing the Road from Cranford Bridge, in the County of Middlesex, to that End of Maidenhead Bridge which lies in the County of Bucks."

"12. An Act for the more effectual amending the Highways leading from Royston, in the County of Hertford, to Wansford Bridge, in the County of Huntingdon."

"13. An Act for improving the Navigation of the River Owze, in the County of York."

"14. An Act for explaining and amending an Act passed in the Seventh and Eighth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King William the Third, intituled, "An Act for making navigable the Rivers Wye and Lug, in the County of Hereford;" and for making the same more effectual."

"15. An Act for establishing a certain Provision, for maintaining the Curate of the Parish of Saint Katherine Cree Church, alias Christ Church, London; and for repairing and supporting the Chancel of the said Parish Church."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"16. An Act for vesting several Sums of Money in the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishop of Ely, given for the Augmentation of the Maintenance of poor Vicars within the Dioceses of Canterbury and Ely; and to empower them to lay out the same in the Purchase of Lands, to be vested in other Trustees, for the same Purposes."

"17. An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of Valentine Brown Esquire, commonly called Lord Kenmare in the Kingdom of Ireland, for Payment of Debts and Incumbrances affecting the same."

"18. An Act to enable Thomas now Lord Southwell, and his Trustees, to raise Money, by making Leases for Lives renewable for ever, and Fee-farms, and by Sale or Mortgage of certain Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Limerick, in the Kingdom of Ireland, for Payment of Debts and Legacies; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"19. An Act for vesting certain Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Kingdom of Ireland, the Estate of Sir Redmond Everard Baronet, in Trustees, to be sold, for raising Money, to discharge Incumbrances affecting the same; and for other Purposes."

"20. An Act to enable Mary OGara Widow to sue for her Jointure Lands."

"21. An Act for vesting in Trustees a Messuage and Garden, in the Parish of St. Katherine Coleman, London, the Estate of Robert Thornton and Hannah his Wife, to be sold, on settling an Estate of a greater Value to the same Uses."

"22. An Act for confirming a Sale made by Anthony Palmer to Lewis Buckle Esquire, of certain Copyhold Lands and Hereditaments, Parcel of the Manor of Eastmeon, in the County of Southampton; and for settling other Copyhold Lands and Hereditaments, Parcel of the same Manor, of as great or greater Value, to the same Uses as the said Lands so sold now stand limited."

"23. An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of William Kinaston Esquire; and for settling other Part thereof to the Uses therein mentioned."

"24. An Act to enable Daniel Dunne Esquire, by Sale or Mortgage of Part of his Estate, to raise Money, to pay off and discharge the Portions of his Brothers and Sister, and a Mortgage of One Thousand Eight Hundred Seventy-seven Pounds affecting the same."

"25. An Act for vesting several Quantities and Parcels of South Sea Stock and South Sea Annuities in Trustees, for Payment of the Debts of Charles Lowndes Gentleman; and for the Benefit and Relief of him and Rebecca his Wife."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then the Lord Chancellor, on his Knee, received a Paper from His Majesty.

And being returned to his former Place, at His Majesty's Right Hand;

His Majesty spake as follows:

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"I have given Order to my Lord Chancellor, to declare to you, in My Name and Words, the Reasons of My coming this Day to Parliament."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"I have received His Majesty's Commands, from the Throne, to declare to you, in His Majesty's Name and Words, the Reasons of His coming this Day to Parliament, as follows:

His Majesty's Speech.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"I acquainted you, at the Opening of this Session, with the Dangers which threatened this Kingdom, and the Peace and Liberties of Europe. I am now to return you My Thanks, for the Zeal and Dispatch with which you have proceeded upon the several Points I then recommended to your Care; for the Confidence you have reposed in Me; and for the Assurances you have given Me of your Support and Assistance, in Vindication of My Honour, and in the Maintenance and Defence of the undoubted Rights and Privileges of this Nation, so openly and notoriously invaded and attacked.

The Siege of Gibraltar proves, beyond all Dispute, the End and Design of the Engagements entered into by the Emperor and the King of Spain; but the Preparations I had made for the Defence of that Place, and the Bravery of My Troops, will, I doubt not, convince them of the Rashness and Folly of that Undertaking. However, the Love of Peace has hitherto prevailed upon Me, even under this high Provocation, to suspend, in some Measure, My Resentments; and, instead of having immediate Recourse to Arms, and demanding of My Allies that Assistance which they are engaged and ready to give Me, I have concurred with the Most Christian King and The States General in making such Overtures of Accommodation, as must convince all the World of the Uprightness of our Intentions, and of our sincere Disposition to Peace; and demonstrate to whose Ambition and Thirst of Power the Calamities of a War are to be imputed, if these just and reasonable Propositions are rejected. In the mean Time, I have the Pleasure to acquaint you, that the Crown of Sweden has acceded to the Treaty of Hanover; and that the Convention between Me, His Most Christian Majesty, and the King of Denmark, is actually signed.

"Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

The Vigour and Chearfulness you have shewn, in raising so effectually, and upon such easy Terms, the necessary Supplies for the Service of the current Year, are not only Instances of your Zeal and Affection to Me; but demonstrate the established Credit, Power, and Strength, of this Kingdom.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"It would have been a great Satisfaction to Me, if, before your Separation, I had been able to speak to you more positively, and with greater Certainty, upon the present Posture and State of Affairs; but as you have now dispatched the Public Business, and as the Season of the Year requires your going into your respective Countries, I choose rather to put an End to this Session, than to keep you any longer together unnecessarily. The Provisions you have made, and the perfect Union and Harmony between Me and My Allies, will, I hope, enable Me, by the Divine Assistance, either to withstand and defeat the Designs of our Enemies, if their Conduct shall bring upon us the Necessity of a War; or to improve the Blessings of Peace, if Peace can, with Justice, Honour, and Security, be obtained."

Which being ended; the Lord Chancellor, on his Knee, received His Majesty's further Commands.

And being returned to his former Place;

His Lordship said,

Parliament prorogued.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"It is His Majesty's Royal Will and Pleasure, that this Parliament be prorogued to Tuesday the Twentyseventh Day of June next, to be then here held: And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Tuesday the Twenty-seventh Day of June next."

Die Sabbati, 15o Julii. examined by us,

Jo. Carliol.
Jo. Norwigh.
De Lawarr.