House of Lords Journal Volume 23
May 1728, 21-30

Sponsor

History of Parliament Trust

Publication

Year published

1767-1830

Pages

273-290

Annotate

Comment on this article
Double click anywhere on the text to add an annotation in-line

Citation Show another format:

'House of Lords Journal Volume 23: May 1728, 21-30', Journal of the House of Lords volume 23: 1727-1731 (1767-1830), pp. 273-290. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113932 Date accessed: 03 September 2014.


Highlight

(Min 3 characters)

May 1727, 21-30

DIE Martis, 21o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bath & Well.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Dux Devon, Præses.
Ds. Trevor, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Kent.
Dux Newcastle.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Harborough.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Wilmington.

PRAYERS.

Orders for Attachment; Report from Committee of Privileges, how to make them more effectual, to be received.

The Lord Delawarr, from the Lords Committees for Privileges, appointed to consider how the Orders of this House, for taking Persons into Custody on Complaints of a Breach of Privilege, may be rendered more effectual, and to inspect Precedents, acquainted the House, "That the said Committee had taken into Consideration the Matter to them referred; and had inspected Precedents, which they had directed him to report to the House, when their Lordships will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be recived on Thursday next; and the Lords to be summoned, with Notice of the Occasion.

Messages from H. C. with Bill, and to return the Bill for enclosing Grafton Common Fields; and the Canterbury Workhouse Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by Sale of Annuities to the Bank of England, at Four Pounds per Centum, redeemable by Parliament, and charged upon the Duties on Coals and Culm; and for further applying the Produce of the Sinking Fund; and for enlarging the Time for exchanging Nevis and St. Christophers Debentures for Annuities at Three per Centum; and for applying the Arrears of His late Majesty's Civil List Revenues;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for building a Bridge cross the River of Thames, from the Town of Fulham, in the County of Middlesex, to the Town of Putney, in the County of Surrey; and for making the said Act more effectual;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for punishing such Persons as shall wilfully and maliciously pull down, or destroy, Turnpikes for repairing Highways, or Locks, or other Works, erected by Authority of Parliament, for making Rivers navigable;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Colonel Pelham and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling Charles Duke of Grafton, Lord of the Manor of Grafton, in the County of Northampton, to enclose the Common Fields and Waste Grounds within the said Manor, in Pursuance of several Agreements between the said Duke and the Rector and Churchwardens of the Parish of Grafton Regis, and to establish the said Agreements;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual the Provision made by Law, for the due Delivery of Writs for electing Members to serve in Parliament;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Hales and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for erecting a Workhouse in the City of Canterbury, for employing and maintaining the Poor there; and for better enlightening the Streets of the said City;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the Amendments made by their Lordships to the said Bill.

Errington versus Carrick & al.

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of William Errington Gentleman; complaining of Part of a Decree of the Court of Chancery, made the Twelfth Day of November 1726, in a Cause wherein John Carrick Gentleman, Son and Heir of Anne Errington deceased, One of the Sisters of Edward Errington deceased, Thomas Loraine Gentleman and Jane his Wife, another of the Sisters of the said Edward, and John Robson Gentleman and Margaret his Wife, another of the Sisters of the said Edward, were Plaintiffs, and Thomas Errington of Capheaton Gentleman, the Appellant, Richard Ridley and Nicholas Fenwick Esquires, Ralph Soulby and Frances Errington Spinster, and others, were Defendants; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:" As also upon the several Answers of John Carrick, Thomas Loraine and Jane his Wife, John Robson and Margaret his Wife, Thomas Errington, Richard Ridley, Nicholas Fenwick, Christopher Soulby Son and Heir of the said Ralph Soulby deceased, and Frances Errington, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Decree affirmed, with 20 l. Costs to the Respondent Souiby.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the said Decree therein complained of be, and is hereby, affirmed: And it is hereby further Ordered, That the Appellant do pay, or cause to be paid, to the said Respondent Christopher Soulby, the Sum of Twenty Pounds, for his Costs sustained by reason of the bringing the said Appeal.

His Majesty's Content to the Bill to discharge an Incumbrance on Bishopric of Cloyne, Bill.

The Duke of Newcastle (by His Majesty's Command) acquainted the House, "That His Majesty had been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for discharging an Incumbrance on the Lands of Donoghmore, Part of the Bishopric of Cloyne, in Ireland;" and had no Objection to their Lordships proceeding on the same, as far as the Interest of the Crown is concerned."

King's Consent to Kennedy's Bill.

The Duke of Newcastle (by His Majesty's Command) likewife signified to the House His Majesty's Consent to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Estate of Sir Richard Kennedy Baronet, deceased, in the Kingdom of Ireland, forfeited during the Life of his Uncle William Kennedy, so far as the Interest of the Crown is concerned."

Sale of Annuities to the Bank, &c. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by Sale of Annuities to the Bank of England, at Four Pounds per Centum, redeemable by Parliament, and charged upon the Duties on Coals and Culm; and for further applying the Produce of the Sinking Fund; and for enlarging the Time for exchanging Nevis and St. Christophers Debentures for Annuities at Three per Centum; and for applying the Arrears of His late Majesty's Civil List Revenues."

Forfeited Estares in Scotland, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the Thirteenth Year of His late Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for Sale of such of the forfeited Estates in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, as remained unsold, and are vested in the Crown; and for determining such Claims on the said Estates as, having been duly entered, remain undetermined:"

It is Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee thereupon, To-morrow.

No more than Two Causes to be heard this Session.

The House being moved, "That no more than Two Causes, which stand next for an Hearing, be heard this Session:"

And thereupon the Clerk informing the House, That the Cause wherein Thomas Jevers Esquire is Appellant, and Sir William Barker Baronet Respondent, and the Cause wherein the York Buildings Company are Appellants, and Sir John Meres Knight is Respondent, were the Two next in Course:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear no more than these Two Causes this Session of Parliament."

Due Delivery of writs for Members of Parliament, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual the Provision made by Law for the due Delivery of Writs for electing Members to serve in Parliament."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 22o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Hereford.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Dux Devon, Præses.
Ds. Trevor, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Warwick & Holland.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Harborough.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.

PRAYERS.

Tilers Company to be heard, touching Bricks and Tiles Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of the Master and Wardens of the Company of Tilers and Bricklayers of the City of London; praying, "That the Bill now depending, in relation to the making of Bricks and Tiles, may be regulated, so as to make it plainly appear how the Power of the former Act, and of this Bill, are to be put in Execution, to prevent the making of bad Bricks; and that the Petitioners may be heard, by their Counsel:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Committee of the whole House to whom the said Bill stands committed; and that the Petitioners may be heard, by their Counsel, as desired; as may also Counsel be heard for the Bill.

Edinburgh Duty on Beer, Bill.

The Earl of Findlater reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain the Acts of the Third and Ninth Years of His late Majesty's Reign, for continuing the Duty of Two Penny Scots on every Pint of Ale and Beer sold in the City of Edinburgh, in relation to the Payment of Petty Port Customs; and for the more effectual securing the Payment of such Money as hath been, or shall be, contributed towards a charitable Fund, for Relief of such as shall suffer by Fire in the said City, and the Suburbs and Liberties thereof," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and gone through the same, and directed him to report the Bill to the House, without any Amendment."

Message from H. C. to return the E of Buchan's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Trustees divers Lands, in the several Counties of Berks, Bucks, Wilts, Oxford, and York, the Estate of David Earl of Buchan, for the Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Fulham Bridge Act, to explain, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for building a Bridge cross the River of Thames, from the Town of Fulham, in the County of Middlesex, to the Town of Putney, in the County of Surrey; and for making the said Act more effectual."

Destroyers of Turnpikes, &c. to punish, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for punishing such Persons as shall wilfully and maliciously pull down or destroy Turnpikes for repairing Highways, or Locks or other Works erected by Authority of Parliament for making Rivers navigable."

Late Commissioners for Hawkers, &c. Composition Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Commissioners of the Treasury, or the Lord High Treasurer, for the Time being, to compound with George Townsend, Montague Bacon, John Atwood, and John Burton, late Commissioners for licensing Hawkers, Pedlars, and Petty Chapmen, for a Debt they stand charged with to the Crown."

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. Thurston:

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

sale of Annuities to the Bank, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by Sale of Annuities to the Bank of England, at Four Pounds per Centum, redeemable by Parliament, and charged upon the Duties on Coals and Culm; and for further applying the Produce of the Sinking Fund; and for enlarging the Time for exchanging Nevis and St. Christophers Debentures for Annuities at Three per Centum; and for applying the Arrears of His late Majesty's Civil List Revenues."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, To-morrow.

Forfeited Estates in Sevtland, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the Thirteenth Year of His late Majesty's Reign, intituled, "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:"

It is Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee thereupon, To-morrow.

Jeuers versus Sir W Barker.

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Thomas Jeucrs, of Corcamore, in the Kingdom of Ireland, Esquire; complaining of an Order, Report, and Proceedings, of the Court of Chancery in the said Kingdom, subsequent to the Order and Judgement of this House, of the Eighteenth of December 1724, upon the Appeal of Sir William Barker Baronet; and praying, "That an Allowance may be made the Appellant for the Monics really paid by him, pursuant to several Orders of Court; and that the Appellant may be allowed Interest for such Sums so paid before he was let into the Possession of the Premises in the Appeal mentioned, and not be charged with Interest for the Surplus of the Purchase-money during the Life of the late Sir William Barker:" As also upon the Answer of the said Sir William Barker put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Order, Report, and Proceedings affirmed, with Costs.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Order, Report, and Proceedings, therein complained of, be, and the same are hereby, affirmed; and that the Appellant do pay, or cause to be paid, to the Respondent, the Sum of One Hundred Pounds, for his Costs in respect of the said Appeal: And it is further Ordered, That the Court of Chancery in Ireland do cause the said Order and Judgement of this House, of the Eighteenth of December One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty-four, to be speedily and effectually put in Execution.

Aid towards discharging Seamen's Wages, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty of Five Hundred Thousand Pounds, towards discharging Wages due to Seamen; and for the constant, regular, and punctual Payment of Seamen's Wages for the future; and for appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for disposing of the Surplus of the Money granted for Half-pay for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty-seven;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Encouraging Seamen to enter, Bill.

Also, a Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir William Strickland and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for encouraging Seamen to enter into His Majesty's Service;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two last-mentioned Bills were severally read the First Time.

York Buildings Company versus Sir John Meres.

The House being moved, "In regard there are divers Businesses appointed for To-morrow, that the Hearing the Cause wherein the York Buildings Company are Appellants, and Sir John Meres Knight is Respondent, may be put off to Friday next;"

And the Question being put thereupon:

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Javis, 23o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt

Epus. Bath & Well.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Dux Devon, Præses.
Ds. Trevor, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Warwick & Holland.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Pomfret.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Cadogan.

PRAYERS.

Danson versus Trott & al.

Upon reading the Petition of Mary Danson Widow, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Nicholas Trott Esquire and Anne his Wife, and Elizabeth Moore Widow, are Respondents; praying, In regard to the Circumstances of the Petitioner's Case, that a short Day may be appointed for hearing the said Appeal, notwithstanding the Order lately made for hearing but Two more Appeals this Session:"

And thereupon the Agents on both Sides being called in:

And the Respondents Agent consenting to the Prayer of the said Petition:

And the said Agents being withdrawn:

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Monday next, at Eleven a Clock.

Encouraging Seamen to enter, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for encouraging Seamen to enter into His Majesty's Service."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, To-morrow.

Aid towards discharging Seamen's Wages, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, of Five Hundred Thousand Pounds, towards discharging Wages due to Seamen; and for the constant, regular, and punctual Payment of Seamen's Wages for the future; and for appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for disposing of the Surplus of the Money granted for Half-pay, for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty-seven."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, To-morrow.

St. John's Church, Milbank, Provision for the Rector, Bill:

The Lord Delawarr reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making Provision for the Rector of the new Church situate near Millbank, in the Parish of St. Margaret, Westminster; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill; and gone through the same, and directed him to report the Bill to the House, without any Amendment."

Then 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. Masham:

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

Edinburgh Duty on Beer, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain the Acts of the Third and Ninth Years of His late Majesty's Reign, for continuing the Duty of Two Penny Scots on every Pint of Ale and Beer sold in the City of Edinburgh, in relation to the Payment of Petty Port Customs; and for the more effectual securing the Payment of such Money as hath been, or shall be, contributed towards a charitable Fund, for Relief of such as shall suffer by Fire in the said City, and the Suburbs and Liberties thereof."

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. Lightboun and Mr. Masham:

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

Destroyers of Turnpikes, &c. to punish, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for punishing such Persons as shall wilfully and maliciously pull down or destroy Turnpikes for repairing Highways, or Locks or other Works erected by Authority of Parliament for making Rivers navigable."

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

Dux Devon, Præses.
Ds. Trevor, C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Kent.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Chandos.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Pomfret.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Epus. Bath & Well.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Cadogan.

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.

Fulham Bridge Act, to explain, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for building a Bridge cross the River of Thames, from the Town of Fulham, in the County of Middlesex, to the Town of Putney, in the County of Surrey; and for making the said Act more effectual."

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 To-morrow, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Due Delivery of Writs for Members of Parliament, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual the Provision made by Law, for the due Delivery of Writs for electing Members to serve in Parliament."

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

Sale of Anruities to the Bank, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by Sale of Annuities to the Bank of England, at Four Pounds per Centum, redcemable by Parliament, and charged upon the Duties on Coals and Culm; and for further applying the Produce of the Sinking Fund; and for enlarging the Time for exchanging Nevis and St. Christophers Debentures for Annuities at Three per Centum; and for applying the Arrears of His late Majesty's Civil List Revenues."

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

And the Earl of Westmorland 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."

Forseited Estates in Scotland, Bill.

The House likewise (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the Thirteenth Year of His late Majesty's Reign, intituled, "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."

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."

Duty on Low Wines &c. Doubts to remove, Bill:

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for removing Doubts concerning the additional Duty of Two Pence per Gallon upon Low Wines and Spirits of the First Extraction from Foreign Materials; and for obviating Questions relating to Appeals in Matters of Excise; and for appointing the Number of Commissioners of Excise who may hear Causes depending before them;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

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

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Doctor Sayer and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting an undivided Fifth Part of a Leasehold Estate in Crondal, in the County of Southampton, in Trustees, to be sold; and, with the Money arising by the Sale thereof, to purchase One or more Estate or Estates in Possession, to be settled to the same Uses;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Orders for Attachment, Report from Committee of Privileges, how to make more effectual.

The Lord Delawarr (according to Order) reported from the Lords Committees for Privileges, to whom it was referred to consider how the Orders of this House, for taking Persons into Custody on Complaints of a Breach of Privilege, may be rendered more effectual, and to inspect Precedents on this Occasion: "That the Committee have taken into Consideration the Matter to them referred; and inspected a very long Report made from a Committee to this House, the Twentyfifth of November 1724, of Precedents of Punishments inflicted, or Methods taken to vindicate the Honour of the House, in Cases of Breaches of Privilege, or Contempts; which Report being entered in your Lordships Journal, the Committee think proper to refer thereto.

"And having likewise inspected Precedents of Methods taken to render more effectual the Orders of this House for taking Delinquents into Custody; they offer to your Lordships Consideration the following Instances:

"24th March 1676. After hearing Counsel, and serious Consideration had of the great Offences committed by John Brown, and William Walker an Attorney of the King's Bench, for causing the Person of the Countess of Huntington to be arrested, contrary to the Privilege of the Peerage of this Realm; it was ordered, That the said Brown and Walker shall, at the Bar, humbly beg Pardon of this House, upon their Knees; and from thence go to the said Countess, and, in like Manner, humbly beg her Honour's Pardon; and to be discharged, paying their Fees; with this further Judgement, That the said Walker, on the First Thursday in Easter Term, should appear at the King's Bench, where a Paper should be put on his Breast, in these Words: (For having presumed to make out a writ, for arresting the Person of the Countess of Huntington, a Peeress of this Realm), and there openly ask Pardon of that Court; and from thence to go to the other Three Courts, and to ask Pardon in like Manner.

"5th December 1693. One Jones, standing in Contempt of the Orders of the House, and having threatened to shoot any Officer who should execute the said Orders; it was ordered, That the Sheriff of the County of Wilts should attach him, and deliver him to the Black Rod.

"14th April 1719. Upon a Representation of the Black Rod, "That one Cary, for his Contempt in not paying Costs awarded against him on hearing his Appeal, was attached by the late Black Rod, and now pretends he shall be set at Liberty at the End of the Session;" it was ordered, That he should be still kept in Custody, as in Execution for the said Costs.

"28th March 1720. Upon Report from the Committee of Privileges, to whom a Petition of the Black Rod's Deputy was referred; complaining of one Andrews refusing to be attached; it was ordered, That the Sheriffs of London and Middl'x should attach the said Andrews, and deliver him to the Black Rod.

Tooke, for Contempt of the House, when attached upon the E. of Strafford's Complaint.

"The Committee further think proper to acquaint your Lordships, That they have examined the Yeoman Usher, and One of the Door-keepers attending this House, in whose Custody one Thomas Tooke had formerly been, on the Complaint of the Earl of Strafford, of a Breach of Privilege, and who now absconds, so as that your Lordships Officers have not been all this Session able again to attach him; the said Yeoman Usher and Door-keeper informed the Committee, "That when heretofore they had the said Tooke Twice in Custody, and he, being by them advised to submit himself to the said Earl of Strafford and the House, declared, with cursing and swearing, That he would die before he would submit; and that he had given in One Petition to the House, which was rejected; and he would never give in another."

Which Report being read by the Clerk:

As also the long Report of Precedents, made the Twenty-fifth of November 1724, referred to therein:

The Yeoman Usher and John Bancroft One of the Door-keepers were severally examined, upon Oath, at the Bar, as to the Behaviour of Thomas Tooke, mentioned in the said Report, when in their Custody.

After which, the whole Proceeding in relation to one Ensign Rynde, in the Year 1628, was read, out of the Journal:

And, Consideration had of the whole Matter, the following Order and Judgement was made; (videlicet,)

Judgement against Tooke.

"Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Thomas Tooke be fined in Five Hundred Pounds to the King, for Breach of Privilege and Contempt of this House; and that the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex do take him, and keep him in Custody in the Gaol of Newgate, till he pay the said Five Hundred Pounds, and his Fees and Charges to the Usher of the Black Rod and other Officers of this House.

"To the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex."

Bricks and Tiles, Abuses in making, to prevent, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee, upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual preventing Abuses in the making of Bricks and Tiles, and for altering the Size of Bricks made for Sale;" and for hearing Counsel against and for the same:

It is Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee thereupon, on this Day Sevennight.

Danson's Petition;

Upon reading the Petition of Mary Danson; praying Relief, in regard the Warden of The Fleet will not admit the Petitioner to have her Liberty without complying with his exorbitant Demands, though she is, by Order of the Nineteenth of February last, allowed her Liberty, upon giving Security:"

Warden of The Fleet to attend.

It is Ordered, That the said Warden of The Fleet may have a Copy of the said Petition; and do attend this House To-morrow Morning.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 24o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Winton.
Epus. Bath & Well.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Dux Devon, Præses.
Ds. Trevor, Custos Privati Sigili.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Kent.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Pembroke & Montgomery.
Comes Warwick & Holland.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Pomfret.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Wilmington.

PRAYERS.

Fulham Bridge Act, to explain, Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Gloucester reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for building a Bridge cross the River of Thames, from the Town of Fulham, in the County of Middlesex, to the Town of Putney, in the County of Surrey; and for making the said Act more effectual," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and gone through the same, and directed him to report the Bill to the House, without any Amendment."

Destroyers of Turnpikes, &c. to punish, Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Gloucester also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for punishing such Persons as shall wilfully and maliciously pull down or destroy Turnpikes for repairing Highways, or Locks or other Works erected by Authority of Parliament for making Rivers navigable," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and gone through the same, and made Two Amendments thereunto."

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

"Press 1st. Line 36. After ["Night"], insert ["wilfully and maliciously."]

"Press 2d. Line 36. After ["Night"], insert ["wilfully and malicously."]

Sale of Anuities to the Bank, &c. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by Sale of Annuities to the Bank of England, at Four Pounds per Centum, redeemable by Parliament, and charged upon the Duties on Coals and Culm; and for further applying the Produce of the Sinking Fund; and for enlarging the Time for exchanging Nevis and St. Christophers Debentures for Annuitiies at Three per Centum; and for applying the Arrears of His late Majesty's Civil List Revenues."

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.

Duty on Low Wines, &c. Doubts to remove, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for removing Doubts concerning the additional Duty of Two Pence per Gallon upon Low Wines and Spirits of the First Extraction, from Foreign Materials; and for obviating Questions relating to Appeals in Matters of Excise; and for appointing the Number of Commissioners of Excise who may hear Causes depending before them."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, To-morrow.

Kennedy's Bill, Committee discharged from proceeding on.

The Lord Delawarr acquainted the House, from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Estate of Sir Richard Kennedy Baronet, deceased, in the Kingdom of Ireland, forfelted during the Life of his Uncle William Kennedy," was committed: "That in regard the said Bill had not been referred to the Judges, pursuant to a Standing Order of the Nineteenth of February 1705, requiring Private Bills that are brought up from the House of Commons to be so referred before the Second Reading of such Bills; the Committee desired the Direction of the House, whether they should proceed thereupon."

And the said Standing Order being read:

It is Ordered, That the said Committee be discharged from proceeding on the said Bill.

D. of Somerset's Privileges:

A Petition of Henry Stone, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, for a Breach of Privilege against the Duke of Somerset, was presented, and read; acknowledging his Offence, expressing his Sorrow, and humbly begging Pardon of the House, and of his Grace, for the same; and praying to be discharged.

Stone to be brought to the Bar.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be brought to the Bar, To-morrow, in order to his Discharge, paying his Fees.

Warden of The Fleet, and Mrs. Danson's Agent heard.

Mr. Huggins, Warden of The Fleet, attending (according to Order) was called in.

And the Petition of Mary Danson, presented to this House Yesterday, was read; and the said Huggins was heard, touching the Allegations of the said Petition.

And the House being informed, "That the Agent for the Petitioner attended;" he was also called in, and heard, in Support of the said Allegations.

And then they were directed to withdraw.

And the House, being satisfied the Petitioner would have her Liberty according to the former Order made for that Purpose, did not think it necessary to give any further Directions concerning this Matter.

Relief of Debtors, as to Imprisonments.

Ordered, That the Judges do, in the Interval of Parliament, prepare Heads of a Bill, to be offered to this House the Beginning of the next Session, for Relief of Debtors, as to the Imprisonment of their Persons.

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

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate late of Sir John Wittewronge Baronet, deceased, in the County of Bucks, in Trustees, to enable them to convey the same to the most Noble Sarah Dutchess Dowager of Marlborough, the Purchaser thereof under a Decree of the High Court of Chancery;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Encouraging Seamen to enter, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for encouraging Seamen to enter into His Majesty's Service:"

It was proposed, "To call in the Counsel, to proceed in the Cause upon the Appeal this Day appointed to be heard."

Which being objected to;

And Debate thereupon:

The Question was put, "Whether the House shall be now adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill above-mentioned?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Accordingly the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the said Bill.

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."

Aid towards discharging Seamen's Wages, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty of Five Hundred Thousand Pounds, towards discharging Wages due to Seamen; and for the constant, regular, and punctual Payment of Seamen's Wages for the future; and for appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for disposing of the Surplus of the Money granted for Half Pay, for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty-seven."

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."

York Buildings Company versus Sir J. Meres:

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising the Thames Water in York Buildings; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the Twenty-seventh of February last, in so far as it concerns the loosing the Arrestments for the Principal Sums in the Appeal mentioned, made in a Cause wherein Sir John Meres Knight was Plaintiff, and the Appellants were Defendants; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:" As also upon the Answer of the said Sir John Meres put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration and Debate had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

In'e locutor reversed, with a Duection.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That so much of the said Interlocutor complained of in the said Appeal, as finds the Arrestments laid on effectual for the Principal Sums, be, and is hereby, reversed: And it is hereby further Ordered, That the said Lords of Session do order the Arrestments, in so far as concerns the Principal Sums, whereof Payment is delayed to a distant Day, to be loosed, without Caution or Consignation.

Messages from H. C. with Wine Lees, &c. Bill;

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing the present Duties on Wine Lees and Lignum Vitæ, and laying new Duties on Wine Lees; and for prohibiting the Importation of Wine in Flasks, Bottles, or small Casks; and for preventing Frauds in exporting Silk Manufactures; and for supplying the Want of regular Certificates of such Manufactures being landed in Foreign Parts, where such Certificates cannot be had; and for giving further Time to Clerks and Apprentices to pay Duties omitted to be paid for their Indentures and Contracts;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Persons in Offices taking the Oaths, Bill;

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for indemnifying Persons who have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments within the Time limited by Law, and for allowing further Time for that Purpose; and for repealing so much of Two Acts of Parliament therein mentioned, as requires Persons to qualify themselves to continue in Offices or Employments for the Space of Six Months after the Demise of His Majesty, His Heirs or Successors;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

and Quarentine Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to oblige Ships coming from Places infected more effectually to perform their Quarentine; and for the better preventing the Plague being brought from Foreign Parts into Great Britain or Ireland, or the Isles of Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, Sark, or Man, and to hinder the spreading of Infection;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three last mentioned Bills were severally read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Sabbati, 25o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bath & Well.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Dux Devon, Præses.
Ds. Trevor, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Warwick & Holland.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Clarendon & Rochester.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Harborough.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Wilmington.

PRAYERS.

Wine Lees, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing the present Duties on Wine Lees and Lignum Vitæ, and laying new Duties on Wine Lees; and for prohibiting the Importation of Wine in Flasks, Bottles, or small Casks; and for preventing Frauds in exporting Silk Manufactures; and for supplying the Want of regular Certificates of such Manufactures being landed in Foreign Parts, where such Certificates cannot be had; and for giving further Time to Clerks and Apprentices to pay Duties omitted to be paid for their Indentures and Contracts."

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

Report of the Committee of Records.

The Lord Delawarr reported from the Lords Committees appointed to inquire into what Repairs have been done by the Officers of His Majesty's Works in The Parliament Office, for the safe keeping of Records there, in Pursuance of an Address to His late Majesty; who were also instructed to view The Chapter House, with respect to Conveniencies directed there to be prepared, in Pursuance of another Address to His said late Majesty, for the Reception of the Records lying in great Disorder in certain Rooms adjoining to the House: "That the Committee, in Pursuance of Your Lordships Order, repaired to The Parliament Office; and do find, that all necessary Repairs and Conveniencies have been made there, for the safe depositing and keeping the Records, in Pursuance of the Address first abovementioned; and that the Journals, Acts of Parliament, and other Books and Papers, belonging to the said Office, are now placed and kept in the greatest Order and Safety imaginable.

"After this, the Committee proceeded to view The Chapter House, with respect to Conveniencies directed to be prepared in Pursuance of the said other Address, for the Reception of the Records lying in Disorder in certain Rooms adjoining to this House; and have accordingly viewed the same; and find that, pursuant to the Address last mentioned, proper Conveniencies have been likewise made at The Chapter House, for receiving the said Records.

"And while the Committee were viewing The Chapter House, according to the Instruction given to them by the House, they could not omit that Occasion to examine into, and apprise your Lordships of the Progress made there, in forting and placing of Records, about which your Lordships so often, and so seasonably, heretofore, have shewn your Care and Attention.

"The House, by a former Report of the Sixteenth of April 1719, hath been sufficiently acquainted with the various Species of Records deposited in The Chapter House, under the Care of an Officer appointed for that Purpose; and therefore the Committee do not presume to repeat them, save only to specify those appearing to the Committee to be now sorted, and placed on Shelves, in very good Order; that is to say, the King's Bench and Common Plea Rolls, from the Time of Edward the First to the Reign of Henry the Fifth, together with the Assise and Quo Warranto Rolls of Henry the Third, Edward the First, Second, and Third, of which last very good Abstracts have been lately made: And though there still remains a great deal to be done before the Work is finished, yet the Committee have Reason to think, what appears to be done, is a confiderable Progress, considering the bad Condition the Records, by former Reports appear to be in, when received at The Chapter House; and considering that an Officer was appointed, for that Charge, no longer ago than the Third of July 1724; and that the Repairs abovementioned were not finished, by the Officers of the Works, till Lady-day 1726.

"It hath been observed, that sufficient Conveniencies are prepared in The Chapter House, for the Reception of the Records of the Court of Requests lying in Rooms adjoining to your Lordships House; and the Committee desire Leave to add, for the Reception of those of the Court of Wards and Liveries, and a vast Number of others, lying over the Gateway leading into The New Palace Yard, which are taken Notice of in a particular Manner by for mer Reports, as very valuable Records, and in a perishing Condition; and further, that they are of Opinion, since The Chapter House is now made a common and commodious Repository for Records, a Room full of King's Bench and Common Plea Proceedings, now lying over the Commons House in Dust and Rubbish, may also well be removed to The Chapter House; and do require no other Trouble, or Attendance, than just to keep them from Dust, in Bundles as they now are.

"But as to the Records relating to the Court of Requests and the Court of Wards, and those over the Gateway, esteemed of great Value, which ought to be digested into Order, and Repertories thereof carefully made for the Public Use; the Committee humbly represent to your Lordships, that the immediate Removal of them to The Chapter House is absolutely necessary, to recover, if possible, such Part of them as are already corrupted or defaced; and for the saving and preserving the rest, that are going into Decay.

"This being the State of these Records; the Committee make no Doubt, but they are prevented in observing how good a Work it will be to have them put in Order without Loss of Time; and that such a large additional Stock of Records, now proposed to be removed to The Chapter House, cannot (fn. 1) possibly be managed by the Officer abovenamed and his Assisstants, now otherwise necessarily employed; and, in regard these Records may suffer extremely by being postponed, or for Want of present Help and Care, there is a Necessity of employing more Hands at The Chapter House; and if Two good Clerks were appointed, and, the more to expedite the Service, a Person to brush and clean the Papers and Records from Dust, the Committee apprehend there would nothing be wanting, unless Paper for Repertories, Indexes, and such like incidental Things, inconsiderable in Point of Charge, and never to be thought too much for preserving the Records, that are Parcel of the Treasure of the King and Kingdom.

"And to the End this Work may be finished and compleated with all convenient Speed, and that the Public may be put to no more Charge than is necessary; your Committee are of Opinion, that an Account ought every Session to be laid before the House, of the Progress that is made from Time to Time, till the Whole is finished; and if the Committee for examining and perfecting the Journals of this House were authorized to give Directions, from Time to Time, for making Indexes and Repertories, to render the Records of general Use, they would, no Doubt, particularly concern themselves therein, as it would tend very much to forward and make a quick Dispatch of the Work, as well as to the Ease of the House.

"Lastly, the Committee cannot close their Report, without reminding the House of several MSS. Volumes of Records of the late Mr. Rymer, that Mr. Awnsham Churchill, deceased, (in whose Custody they then were,) was formerly directed by your Lordships to leave with Mr. Incledon, your Housekeeper: But the Committee are informed that your Direction was not obeyed; and that those Volumes (purchased by the Treasury for Public Use) are now in the Hands of the Representatives of Mr. Churchill; of which the Committee thought fit to make Mention, to the End some more effectual Order may be taken, for the Delivery of those Books to the Keeper of Records at The Chapter House, for the safer Custody thereof, and public Use. And in order that the Records above-mentioned, as necessary to be removed to The Chapter House, may be with the greater Dispatch digested, and put in Order; your Committee are of Opinion, that an Application may be made, from this House, to His Majesty, that He will be graciously pleased to give Order, that such an additional Number of Hands as shall be thought necessary may be employed, for the Purposes aforesaid; and also that His Majesty will be likewise pleased to give Directions, that, as soon as the said Records over the Gateway leading into The New Palace Yard shall be removed to The Chapter House, the said Gateway may be taken down, by which Means the public Way to this House, now so incommodious and dangerous, may be enlarged, for the Use and Convenience of His Majesty and His People."

Which Report, being read by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House; and the following Orders were made; (videlicet,)

Order for removing Records and Rymers MSS. to The Chapter House.

"Ordered, That the Records and Papers relating to the Court of Wards and Liveries, now lying in great Disorder in Rooms adjoining to this House, and also those lying over the Gateway leading into The New Palace Yard, Westminster, which are mentioned in former Reports concerning Records in a particular Manner, together with a Room-full of King's Bench and Common Pleas Proceedings now lying over the House of Commons, be forthwith removed to The Chapter House in Westminster, lately fitted up for the Reception of Records, for the safer Custody thereof, and public Use."

"Ordered, That the several MSS. Volumes of Records of the late Mr. Rymer, which Mr. Awnsham Churchill, deceased, was formerly directed by this House to leave with Mr. Incledon, their Lordships late Housekeeper, and purchased by the Treasury for the public Use, now in the Hands of the Representatives of the said Mr. Churchill, be forthwith delivered to the Keeper of the Records at The Chapter House, Westminster, for the safer Custody thereof, and public Use."

"Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, laying before His Majesty the said Report; and humbly desiring His Majesty, that He will be graciously pleased to give such Directions, upon the several Matters therein contained, as His Majesty in His great Wisdom shall think proper."

"Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty by the Lords with White Staves."

D. of Somerset's Privilege: Stone discharged out of Custody.

This Day Henry Stone, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for a Breach of Privilege against the Duke of Somerset, was (according to Order) brought to the Bar, by the said Serjeant; where he, upon his Knees, receiving a Reprimand from the Lord Chancellor for his said Offence, was discharged out of Custody, paying his Fees.

Quarentine Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to oblige Ships coming from Places infected more effectually to perform their Quarentine; and for the better preventing the Plague being brought from Foreign Parts into Great Britain or Ireland, or the Isles of Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, Sark, or Man; and to hinder the spreading of Infection."

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

De Lerme Nat. Bill.

The Lord Delawarr reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing James De Lerme," was committed: That they had gone through the said Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Bishopric of Cloyne Incumbrance to discharge, Bill.

The Lord Delawarr also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for discharging an Incumbrance on the Lands of Donoghmore, Part of the Bishopric of Cloyne, in Ireland," was committed: "That they had gone through the said Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Persons in Offices taking the Oaths, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for indemnifying Persons who have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments within the Time limited by Law, and for allowing further Time for that Purpose; and for repealing so much of Two Acts of Parliament therein mentioned, as requires Persons to qualify themselves to continue in Offices or Employments for the Space of Six Months after the Demise of His Majesty, His Heirs or Successors."

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

Encouraging Seamen to enter, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for encouraging Seamen to enter into His Majesty's Service."

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. Lightboun and Mr.Thomas Bennet:

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

Aid towards discharging Seamen's Wages, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty of Five Hundred Thousand Pounds, towards discharging Wages due to Seamen; and for the constant, regular, and punctual Payment of Seamen's Wages, for the future; and for appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for disposing of the Surplus of the Money granted for Half Pay, for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twentyseven."

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. Lightboun and Mr. Thomas Bennet:

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

Fulham Bridge Act to explain, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for building a Bridge cross the River of Thames, from the Town of Fulham, in the County of Middlesex, to the Town of Putney, in the County of Surrey; and for making the said Act more effectual."

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. Lightboun and Mr. Thomas Bennet:

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

Destroyers of Turnpikes &c. to punish, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for punishing such Persons as shall wilfully and maliciously pull down or destroy Turnpikes for repairing Highways, or Locks or other Works erected by Authority of Parliament for making Rivers navigable."

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. 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.

Forfeited Estates in Scotland, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the Thirteenth Year of His late Majesty's Reign, intituled, "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."

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. Lightboun and Mr. Thomas Bennet:

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

Nugent's Petition to receive Appeal.

A Petition of Augustine Nugent Esquire, was presented to the House, and read; praying, for the Reasons therein mentioned, "That his Appeal from a Decree of the Court of Chancery in Ireland may be received, notwithstanding the late Order to receive no more Appeals this Sessions."

And an Affidavit, verifying the Allegations of the said Petition, being also read; and it appearing that the Decree was so lately drawn up and entered, as that the Appeal would be within the Time limited by the Standing Order for presenting Appeals:

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner's Appeal be received as desired.

Due Delivery of Writs for Members of Parliament, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual the Provision made by Law, for the due Delivery of Writs for electing Members to serve in Parliament."

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

And the Lord Delawarr reported from the said Committee, "That they had made some Progress in the Bill; and desire that another Time may be appointed, for the House to be in a Committee again, to proceed further therein."

Proposed, "To appoint Thursday next, for the further proceeding on the Bill."

Which being objected to, and a sooner Day proposed for that Purpose:

After Debate;

The Question was put, "Whether this House shall, on Thursday next, be put into a Committee again, to consider further of the said Bill?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Duty on Low Wines, &c Doubts to remove, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for removing Doubts concerning the additional Duty of Two Pence per Gallon upon Low Wines and Spirits of the First Extraction, from Foreign Materials; and for obviating Questions relating to Appeals in Matters of Excise; and for appointing the Number of Commissioners of Excise who may hear Causes depending before them."

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."

Nugent versus Power & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Augustine Nugent Esquire; complaining of several Orders, Reports, and Decrees, of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, made in a Cause wherein Robert Power and Mary his Wife, Edmund Mandeville and Ellen his Wife, were Plaintiffs, and the Appellant and others were Defendants; and in a Cross Cause, wherein the said Appellant was Plaintiff, and the said Robert and Mary Power, Edmund and Ellen Mandeville, and others, were Defendants; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:"

It is Ordered, That the said Robert Power and Mary his Wife, Edmund Mandeville and Ellen his Wife, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and they are hereby required to put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before the First Day of the next Session of Parliament; and that Service of this Order on the Respondents Agent or Agents in the said Court of Chancery in Ireland be deemed good Service.

Sankey versus Graham & al.:

The House was informed, "That a Person attended at the Door, and desired to deliver in several Pleadings and Proceedings, in a Cause wherein Henry Sankey Esquire is Appellant, and Anne Graham Widow and others are Respondents."

Pleadings proved.

Whereupon Walter Pallazer being called in, and sworn; he delivered in, at the Bar, the said Pleadings and Proceedings; and attested, "The same were true Copies, having examined them with the Originals in the proper Offices in Ireland."

And then he withdrew.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 27o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Bath & Well.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Dux Devon, Præses.
Ds. Trevor, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Kent.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Clarendon & Rochester.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Wilmington.

PRAYERS.

E. Findlater and E. Marchmont take the Oaths.

James Earl of Findlater and Alexander Earl of Marchmont took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; their Lordships having first delivered Certificates of their receiving the Sacrament; to the Truth whereof Witnesses were produced, and examined, upon Oath, at the Bar.

Duty on Low Wines, &c. Doubts to remove, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for removing Doubts concerning the additional Duty of Two Pence per Gallon upon Low Wines and Spirits of the First Extraction, from Foreign Materials; and for obviating Questions relating to Appeals in Matters of Excise; and for appointing the Number of Commissioners of Excise who may hear Causes depending before them."

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. Lightboun and Mr. Thomas Bennet:

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

Bishopric of Cloyne, Incumbrance to discharge, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for discharging an Incumbrance on the Lands of Donoghmore, Part of the Bishopric of Cloyne in Ireland."

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. Lightboun and Mr. Thomas Bennet:

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

De Lerme, Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing James De Lerme."

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. Lightboun and Mr. Thomas Bennet:

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

Quarentine Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to oblige Ships coming from Places infected more effectually to perform their Quarentine; and for the better preventing the Plague being brought from Foreign Parts into Great Britain or Ireland, or the Isles of Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, Sark, or Man; and to hinder the spreading of Infection."

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."

Persons in Offices taking 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 indemnifying Persons who have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments within the Time limited by Law; and for allowing further Time for that Purpose; and for repealing so much of Two Acts of Parliament therein mentioned, as requires Persons to qualify themselves to continue in Offices or Employments for the Space of Six Months after the Demise of His Majesty, His Heirs or Successors."

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."

Wine Lees, &c. Bill.

The House likewise (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing the present Duties on Wine Lees and Lignum Vitæ, and laying new Duties on Wine Lees; and for prohibiting the Importation of Wine in Flasks, Bottles, or small Casks; and for preventing Frauds in exporting Silk Manufactures; and for supplying the Want of regular Certificates of such Manufactures being landed in Foreign Parts, where such Certificates cannot be had; and for giving further Time to Clerks and Apprentices to pay Duties omitted to be paid for their Indentures and Contracts."

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."

Message from H. C. to return Overstone Enclosure Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Lands belonging to the Rectory of Overstone, in the County of Northampton, in Henry Stratford Esquire and his Heirs; and to enable the making of Enclosures; and for other Purposes herein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Administratrixes of Howse to revive his Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Browne of London Merchant and Elizabeth Anne his Wife, late Widow and Relict of John Stamp deceased; praying, "In regard the Appeal of John Howse is abated by his Death, that Frances Howse Spinster, and Grace Packer Widow, his Sisters and Administratrixes, may revive the said Appeal by the First Day of the next Session of Parliament:"

And thereupon a Certificate, "That the late Appellant's said Sisters had had Administration granted to them," being read:

It is Ordered, That the said Administratrixes do procure the said Appeal to be revived, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.

Danson versus Trott & al.:

Counsel (according to Order) were called in, to be heard, upon the Petition and Appeal of Mary Danson, Widow of John Danson Esquire, deceased; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery, made the Seventh of November 1721; and of a subsequent Order of the same Court, made the Fifteenth of January 1723; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:" As also upon the Answer of Nicholas Trott Esquire and Anne his Wife, and Elizabeth Moor, put in to the said Appeal:

And the Counsel for the Appellant proceeding:

The Counsel for the Respondents offered, on Behalf of their Clients, to agree to the putting off the Hearing of this Cause till next Session, on certain Conditions by them expressed, in order that the Appeal might in the mean Time be amended.

And thereupon the Counsel were directed to withdraw.

And the following Order was made; (videlicet,)

Hearing adjourned till next Session.

It is, by the Consent of the Respondents signified at the Bar, Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Appellant Mary Danson be discharged from her Commitment to The Fleet, for Non-performance of the Decree and Order complained of; and that the Security given by her, according to a former Order of this House, be discharged, and the Bonds entered into by her Securities be forthwith delivered up and canceled; and that this Cause be put off, to be heard early the next Session; and that the Appellant be at Liberty, in the mean Time, to amend her Appeal, by making the Purchaser under the Respondents a Party, and inserting therein such Orders of the said Court of Chancery as have been made since the last Order appealed from."

Messages from H.C. to return Fox's Bill; and the Bill for punishing Destroyers of Turnpikes.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable James Fox Esquire, and others, to make Leases of the Estate in the County of Surrey, devised to him by Frances late Viscountess Lanesborough, and for Sale of Bridgehouse Farm, Part of the said Estate; and investing the Money in the Purchase of other Lands in the same County, to be settled to the like Uses; and for other Purposes herein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for punishing such Persons as shall wilfully and maliciously pull down or destroy Turnpikes for repairing Highways, or Locks or other Works erected by Authority of Parliament for making Rivers navigable;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Sir J. Blunts Pet. to receive an Appeal, rejected.

A Petition of Sir John Blunt Baronet, was presented to the House, and read; praying, "That his Appeal from a Decree of the Court of Chancery, pronounced the Third Day of February last, but not signed till the Twentieth Instant, may be received, notwithstanding the Order lately made to receive no more Appeals this Session; otherwise Execution will be taken out against the Petitioner before the next Meeting of Parliament:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be rejected.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 28o Maii.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Winton.
Epus. Bath & Well.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Ds. Trevor, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Kent.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Warwick & Holland.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon & Rochester.
Comes Essex.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Stair.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford &Mortimer.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Pomfret.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Wilmington.

PRAYERS.

Pauncefort versus Mead.

This Day the Answer of Jane Mead Widow, and surviving Executrix of John Mead deceased, One of the Respondents to the Appeal of Robert Pauncefort and Robert George, Executors of Edward Pauncefort deceased, was brought in.

Wine Lees, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing the present Duties on Wine Lees and Lignum Vitæ, and laying new Duties on Wine Lees; and for prohibiting the Importation of Wine in Flasks, Bottles, or small Casks; and for preventing Frauds in exporting Silk Manufactures; and for supplying the Want of regular Certificates of such Manufactures being landed in Foreign Parts, where such Certificates cannot be had; and for giving further Time to Clerks and Apprentices to pay Duties omitted to be paid for their Indentures and Contracts."

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. Masham:

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

Persons in Offices to take the Oaths, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for indemnifying Persons who have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments within the Time limited by Law; and for allowing further Time for that Purpose; and for repealing so much of Two Acts of Parliament therein mentioned, as requires Persons to qualify themselves to continue in Offices or Employments for the Space of Six Months after the Demise of His Majesty, His Heirs or Successors."

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. Masham:

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

Quarentine Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to oblige Ships coming from Places infected more effectually to perform their Quarentine; and for the better preventing the Plague being brought from Foreign Parts into Great Britain or Ireland, or the Isles of Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, Sark, or Man; and to hinder the spreading of Infection."

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. Masham:

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

Message from thence to return Nicholls' Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of John Nicholls Esquire, deceased, in the County of Cornwall, for Payment of his Debts and Legacies, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

King's Answer to the Address about Records.

The Lord Chamberlain acquainted the House, "That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) presented to His Majesty their Lordships Address of Saturday last; laying before His Majesty the Report from a Committee, in relation to Records in Offices; and that His Majesty was pleased to say, "He would give proper Directions, pursuant to the Matters contained in the said Report."

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 Lords being also in their Robes; the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod received His Majesty's Commands 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 to His Majesty, delivered the Money Bills to the Clerk; who brought them to the Table; where the Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those and the Titles of the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow; (videlicet,)

Bills passed.

"1. An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by Sale of Annuities to the Bank of England, at Four Pounds per Centum, redeemable by Parliament, and charged upon the Duties on Coals and Culm; and for further applying the Produce of the Sinking Fund; and for enlarging the Time for exchanging Nevis and St. Christophers Debentures for Annuities at Three per Centum; and for applying the Arrears of His late Majesty's Civil List Revenues."

"2. An Act for removing Doubts concerning the additional Duty of Two Pence per Gallon upon Low Wines and Spirits of the First Extraction, from Foreign Materials; and for obviating Questions relating to Appeals in Matters of Excise; and for appointing the Number of Commissioners of Excise, who may hear Causes depending before them."

"3. An Act for repealing the present Duties on Wine Lees and Lignum Vitæ, and for laying new Duties on Wine Lees; and for prohibiting the Importation of Wine in Flasks, Bottles, or small Casks; and for preventing Frauds in exporting Silk Manufactures; and for supplying the Want of regular Certificates of such Manufactures being landed in Foreign Parts, where such Certificates cannot be had; and for giving further Time to Clerks and Apprentices to pay Duties omitted to be paid for their Indentures and Contracts."

"4. An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty of Five Hundred Thousand Pounds, towards discharging Wages due to Seamen; and for the constant, regular, and punctual Payment of Seamen's Wages for the future; and for appropriating the Supplies granted in this present Session of Parliament; and for disposing of the Surplus of the Money granted for Half-pay for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty-seven."

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

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

"5. An Act for encouraging Seamen to enter into his Majesty's Service."

"6. An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the Thirteenth Year of His late Majesty's Reign, intituled, "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."

"7. An Act to oblige Ships coming from Places infected more effectually to perform their Quarantine; and for the better preventing the Plague being brought from Foreign Parts into Great Britain or Ireland, or the Isles of Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, Sark, or Man; and to hinder the spreading of Infection."

"8. An Act for indemnifying Persons who have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments within the Time limited by Law, and for allowing further Time for that Purpose; and for repealing so much of Two Acts of Parliament therein mentioned, as requires Persons to qualisy themselves to continue in Offices or Employments for the Space of Six Months after the Demise of His Majesty, His Heirs or Successors."

"9. An Act to explain the Acts of the Third and Ninth Years of His late Majesty's Reign, for continuing the Duty of Two Pennies Scots on every Pint of Ale and Beer sold in the City of Edinburgh, in relation to the Payment of Petty Port Customs; and for the more effectual securing the Payment of such Money as hath been, or shall be, contributed towards a charitable Fund for Relief of such as shall suffer by Fire in the said City, and the Suburbs and Liberties thereof."

"10. An Act for punishing such Persons as shall wilfully and maliciously pull down or destroy Turnpikes for repairing Highways, or Locks or other Works erected by Authority of Parliament for making Rivers navigable."

"11. An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for building a Bridge cross the River of Thames, from the Town of Fulham, in the County of Middlesex, to the Town of Putney, in the County of Surrey; and for making the said Act more effectual."

"12. An Act for making Provision for the Rector of the new Church situate near Milbank, in the Parish of St. Margaret, Westminster; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"13. An Act for erecting a Workhouse in the City of Canterbury, for employing and maintaining the Poor there; and for better enlightening the Streets of the said City."

"14. An Act for enlarging the Term granted by an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, for repairing the Highways between The Bear Inn, in Reading, and Puntfield, in the County of Berks; and for making the said Act more effectual; and for amending other Roads in this Act mentioned."

"15. An Act for repairing and enlarging the Road leading from the House called The Sign of the Bells, in the Parish of St. Margaret in Rochester, to Maidstone, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the County of Kent."

"16. An Act for more effectual amending the Highway between Hockliffe and Woburn, in the County of Bedford; and for repairing the Road leading through Woburn to Tickford Bridge, in Newport Pagnell, in the County of Bucks."

"17. An Act for repairing and amending several Roads leading to and from the Borough of Evesham, in the County of Worcester."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"18. An Act for enabling Charles Duke of Grafton, Lord of the Manor of Grafton, in the County of Northampton, to enclose the Common Fields and Waste Grounds within the said Manor, in Pursuance of several Agreements between the said Duke and the Rector and Churchwardens of the Parish of Grafton Regis; and to establish the said Agreements."

"19. An Act for vesting in Trustees divers Lands, in the several Counties of Berks, Bucks, Wilts, Ox ford and York, the Estate of David Earl of Buchan, for the Purposes therein mentioned."

"20. An Act to enable the Commissioners of the Treasury, or the Lord High Treasurer, for the Time being, to compound with George Townsend, Montague Bacon, John Atwood, and John Burton, late Commissioners for licensing Hawkers, Pedlars, and Petty Chapmen, for a Debt they stand charged with to the Crown."

"21. An Act to enable the Commissioners of the Treasury, or the Lord High Treasurer, for the Time being, to compound with Thomas Hammond, late of London, Merchant, and his Sureties, for a Debt due to the Crown, for Customs on Tobacco and Wines."

"22. An Act for vesting the Estate of Sir Halswell Tynte Baronet and Dame Mary his Wife (in Right of Dame Mary) in Trustees, to be settled to the Uses in their Marriage Articles."

"23. An Act for vesting the Estate late of Sir John Wittewronge Baronet, deceased, in the County of Bucks, in Trustees, to enable them to convey the same to the most Noble Sarah Dutchess Dowager of Marlborough, the Purchaser thereof under a Decree of the High Court of Chancery."

"24. An Act for empowering the Honourable Charles Howard Esquire to raise Money, by Sale or Mortgage of the Manors of Walden, alias Chipping Walden, Brook Walden, and other Manors and Lands therein mentioned, for Payment of the Debts of Charles William late Earl of Suffolk and Bindon, deceased."

"25. An Act for making more effectual a Deed of Appointment executed by Frederick Tylney Esquire (late deceased), with respect to Twenty Thousand Pounds; and for settling the same for the Purposes herein mentioned."

"26. An Act for vesting the Real Estates of William Scourfield the Elder Esquire, Catherine his Wife, William Scourfield the Younger Esquire and Anne his Wife, in the Counties of Pembroke and Brecon, in Trustees, to certain Uses therein mentioned."

"27. An Act for Relief of Hyacinthus Richard Nugent."

"28. An Act for discharging an Incumbrance on the Lands of Donoghmore, Part of the Bishopric of Cloyne, in Ireland."

"29. An Act for vesting Part of the Glebe Lands belonging to the Rectory of Overstone, in the County of Northampton, in Henry Stratford Esquire and his Heirs, to enable the making of Enclosures; and for other Purposes herein mentioned."

"30. An Act for confirming the Enclosure and Division of the Common Fields and Common Grounds, within the Manors and Parishes of Overton Longville and Botolphs Bridge, in the County of Huntingdon."

"31. An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of Francis Sheldon Esquire, a Lunatic, for discharging the Debts and Incumbrances affecting the same."

"32. An Act for vesting an undivided Fifth Part of a Leasehold Estate, in Crondall, in the County of Southampton, in Trustees, to be sold; and, with the Money arising by the Sale thereof, to purchase One or more Estate or Estates in Possession, to be settled to the same Uses."

"33. An Act to enable James Fox Esquire and others to make Leases of the Estate, in the County of Surrey, devised to him by Frances late Viscountess Lanesborough; and for Sale of Bridgehouse Farm, Part of the said Estate, and investing the Money in the Purchase of other Lands in the same County, to be settled to the like Uses; and for other Purposes herein mentioned."

"34. An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of John Nicholls Esquire, deceased, in the County of Cornwall, for Payment of his Debts and Legacies; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"35. An Act for naturalizing James Delerme."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then His Majesty spake as follows:

His Majesty's Speech.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"The Dispatch you have given to the public Business, and the advanced Season of the Year, make it proper for Me to put an End to this Session of Parliament.

"The Zeal and Unanimity which you have shewn, in all your Proceedings, with regard to the true Interest of your Country, and in Support of the common Cause, have fully answered My Expectations; and will, I am persuaded, give general Satisfaction here at Home, and cannot fail of having their due Weight and Influence Abroad.

"I expect very soon to hear that the Congress is opened. The Preliminary Articles having laid so good a Foundation for a general Pacification; I hope all Parties will bring with them such favourable Dispositions for finishing and perfecting this desirable Work, that we shall soon see a happy Conclusion of this important Transaction, with that Satisfaction to Me and My Allies, which may reasonably be expected, from the Justice of our Cause, and the mutual Confidence which is established among us.

"Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"I return you My Thanks, for the effectual Supplies you have raised for the Service of the Year. The prudent Application you have made of the Produce of the Sinking Fund, will contribute to the Support of the Public Credit; and the Power you have given Me of borrowing Five Hundred Thousand Pounds, for the Discharge of the Seamen's Wages, will meet with universal Approbation.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"It is unnecessary for Me to recommend, in any particular Manner, to your Care, the Preservation of the public Peace, in your several Stations and Countries: Your own Inclinations will naturally lead you, by a due Execution of the Laws, and a faithful Administration of Justice, to promote, upon all Occasions, the Welfare and Prosperity of My People."

And afterwards the Lord Chancellor, by His Majesty's Command, said,

Parliament prorogued.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"It is His Majesty's Royal Will and Pleasure, that this Parliament be prorogued to Thursday the Eighth Day of August next, to be then here held: And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Thursday the Eighth Day of August next."

Footnotes

1 Origin. possible.