House of Lords Journal Volume 23
April 1731, 21-30

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 23: April 1731, 21-30', Journal of the House of Lords volume 23: 1727-1731 (1767-1830), pp. 678-696. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113973 Date accessed: 26 November 2014.


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April 1730, 21-30

DIE Mercurii, 21o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Landav.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Berks.
Comes Winchilsea & Nottingham.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Morton.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Ker.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Ds. Harrington, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.

PRAYERS.

Sir H. Hoskyns's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Estates of Sir Hungerford Hoskyns Baronet in Trustees, to be sold, for the raising and paying his Brothers and Sisters Portions, now remaining a Charge upon his Estate, together with the Debts and Incumbrances of his Father Sir John Hoskyns affecting the same."

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. Holford and Mr. Burroughs:

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

D. Graston's Bill.

The Lord Delawarr reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of an Estate of Charles Duke of Graston, in the County of Surrey, and to settle other Lands in Lieu thereof," 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 Bill, and made several 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.

Taylor's Bill.

The Lord Delawarr reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Sale of several Lands and Hereditaments of Thomas Taylor and Maurice Shelton Esquires, in the County of Suffolk, and for settling other Lands, of as great Yearly 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 Bill, and made several 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.

Bardiwieck's Nat. Bill.

The Lord Delawarr reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Erust Bardiwieck," 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."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Dundee, Duty on Beer, Bill.

The Lord Delawarr reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Duty of Two Penny Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Pint of Ale and Beer that shall be vended or sold within the Town of Dundee, and Privileges thereof, for paying the public Debts of the said Town, repairing the Harbour there, 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."

Address for a Treaty concerning America, in 1686.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, "That He will be graciously pleased to give Directions, that a Copy of the Treaty of Peace, good Correspondence, and Neutrality in America, between the King of England and the French King, dated the Eighteenth of November 1686, be laid before this House."

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

To prevent stealing of Linen, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent the stealing of Linen, Fustian, and Cotton Goods and Wares, from Fields, Grounds, and other Places used for whitening, bleaching, or drying the same."

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

Ilfordcombe Pier and Harbour, to repair Bill.

The Lord President reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing, and keeping in Repair, the Pier and Harbour of Ilfordcombe, in the County of Devon," 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."

Sugar Colonies, to encourage, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better securing and encouraging the Trade of His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America."

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time To-morrow Sevennight; and the Lords to be summoned.

Dunstable Highways, to repair, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the effectual repairing the Highways between Dunstable and Hockley, in the County of Bedford, by enlarging the Term and Powers granted by Two former Acts, one of the Ninth, and the other of the Twelfth, Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford 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.

Inglis and Bulkley's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting in John Inglis (Executor of Geo ge Heriot Clerk, deceased) certain Lands, in the County of Southampton, mortgaged in Fee, by Charles Bulkley Esquire, to the Testator, in Trust, for the Purposes therein mentioned."

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. Holford and Mr. Burroughs:

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

Importing Goods into Ireland, not enumerated, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for importing from His Majesty's Plantations in America, directly into Ireland, Goods not enumerated in any Act of Parliament;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Against counterfeiting Mediterranean Passes, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent counterfeiting the Passes commonly called Mediterranean Passes;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bills were severally read the First Time.

Gray against His Majesty's Advocate & al.:

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of poor Joseph Gray; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Inquiry in Scotland, of the Seventh of November 1723, and the Affirmance thereof by the Court of Delegates the Twenty-third of January 1729/30, made on the Behalf of His Majesty's Advocate, in Behalf of the Public, the Earl of Hume, and the Creditors of George Hume late of Whitfield; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:" As also upon the Answer of His Majesty's said Advocate, the Earl of Hume, and the Creditors of the said George Hume, 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, and the Affirmance thereof, therein complained of, be, and the same are hereby, affirmed.

Westbroughton Commons, to enclose, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing divers Parcels of Commons and Waste Grounds, lying within the Manor of Westbroughton, in the Parish of Dovebridge, in the County of Derby."

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

Ld. President.
D Newcastle.
D. Greenwich.
D. Dorset.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Coventry.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Morton.
E. Marchmont.
E. Ilay.
E. Oxford.
E. Aylesford.
E. Bristol.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Oxon.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Landaff.
Ld. Harrington.
L. Delawarr.
L. Clinton.
L. Bruce.
L. Lynne.
L. Gower.
L. Montjoy.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Monson.

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

Ideots, &c. to make Conveyances, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Idiots and Lunatics, who are seised or possessed of Estates in Fee, or for Lives, or Terms of Years, in Trust, or by Way of Mortgage, to make Conveyances, Surrenders, or Assignments, of such Estates."

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 22o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Bath & Well.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Landav.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
March. Lothian.
Comes Winchilsea & Nottingham.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Macclesfield.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Harrington, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Malton.
Ds. Raymond.

PRAYERS.

Coinage Duties, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue the Duties for Encouragement of the Coinage of Money;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bristol Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Abraham Elton and others:

With a 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 amending the several Roads leading from the City of Bristol;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bills were severally read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return the Bill for enclosing Catwick Commons.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making Divisions, Enclosures, and Allotments, of the Open Corn Fields and Pastures, in the Lordship of Catwick, in the County of York; and for settling and establishing the Payment of a Yearly Sum to the Rector of Catwick aforesaid, and his Successors, in Lieu of Tithes, pursuant to Agreement between the present Rector and Proprietors of the said Lands;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with One Amendment, whereunto they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

D. Grafton's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of an Estate of Charles Duke of Grafton, in the County of Surrey; and to settle other Lands in Lieu thereof."

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. Holford and Mr. Burroughs:

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

Taylor's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Sale of several Lands and Hereditaments of Thomas Taylor and Maurice Shelton Esquires, in the County of Suffolk; and for settling other Lands, of as great Yearly Value, to the same Uses."

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. Holford and Mr. Burroughs:

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

Ilfordcombe Pier and Harbour to repair, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing, and keeping in Repair, the Pier and Harbour of Ilfordcombe, in the County of Devon."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Strafford & Ux. versus Major General Crofts & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Arthur Stafford and Susanna his Wife; complaining of an Order of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the Twentysixth Day of February last, and other Orders and Proceedings, made in a Cause wherein Major General James Crofts, Benjamin Burton a Minor, Grandson and Heir of Charles Campbell Esquire, deceased, by his Father and next Friend, Samuel Burton Esquire, Bruen Worthington Esquire, John Moore and William Colvile, Executors of the said Charles Campbell, were Plaintiffs, and the Appellants and Henry Obrien Esquire were Defendants; and praying, "That the said Orders and other Proceedings may be reversed; and that the said Plaintiffs Bill, so far as the same relates to the Appellants, may be dismissed; or that such other Relief may be granted to the Appellants as to this House shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the said Major General James Crofts and the said other Plaintiffs 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 Thursday the Twenty-seventh Day of May next.

Aberdeen, Duty on Beer, Bill.

The Lord Delawarr reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the continuing the Duties granted by an Act passed in the Parliament of Scotland in the Year One Thousand Six Hundred and Ninety-five, and continued by an Act passed in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seven, for paying off the Debts of the Town of Aberdeen, and for other public Uses of the said Town," 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."

Explaining Act to naturalize Foreign Protestants, Bill:

The Duke of Dorset (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain a Clause in an Act made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne (for naturalizing Foreign Protestants), which relates to the Children of the naturalborn Subjects of the Crown of England, or of Great Britain," was committed, the Clause agreed to be added by the Committee to the said Bill.

And the same being read Twice by the Clerk:

Burke's Petition relating to it refered to Committee.

A Petition of John Burke, in Behalf of himself and of James Horan, was presented to the House, and read; praying, "That a Clause, added by the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill for explaining a Clause in the Act for a general Naturalization was committed, may be amended, so as that it may not affect the said Horan or the Petitioner:"

And an Amendment being proposed to be made of the said Clause:

It was proposed, "To re-commit the said Bill."

Ordered, That the Bill be re-committed to a Committee of the whole House, To-morrow; and that the Petition of the said John Burke be referred to the Consideration of the said Committee.

Magenis Appeal, Hearing put off.

The House being moved "To put off the hearing the Cause wherein Arthur Magenis Esquire is Appellant, and Anne Magenis Respondent:"

Notice was taken, "That the Appellant's printed Cases were not delivered to the Clerk till this Morning."

And the Standing Order, requiring, "That printed Cases should be delivered Two Days before the Hearing of Causes," being read:

The Appellant's Agent was called in; and examined, at the Bar, in relation to this Matter.

And he acquainted the House, "That the Attorney General, who was One of the Counsel that signed the Appeal, being out of Town, occasioned the Delay; and that he was obliged to procure another Counsel."

And then he was directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the hearing the said Cause be adjourned till Monday next; and that the other Causes on Cause-days be removed, to come on in Course.

Papers concerning the W. India Trade, from the Custemhouse, delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Oxenford, from the Commissioners of the Customs, attended:"

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to their Lordships Order of the Fifteenth Instant, several Papers, intituled as follow:

"The Return of the Commissioners of the Customs, with an Accompt of the Value of the Exports to Barbadoes, Jamaica, and The Leward Islands, from the Year ended at Christmas 1714, to the Year ended at Christmas 1726, &c."

"An Accompt of the Value of the Exports from England to Barbadoes, Jamaica, and The Leward Islands, from the Year ended Christmas 1714, to the Year ended Christmas 1726."

"An Account of the Quantity of Sugar imported into England from Barbadoes, Jamaica, and The Leward Islands, from the Year ended Christmas 1714, to the Year ended Christmas 1726."

"An Accompt of the Value of the Exports to New England, New York, Pensylvania, Virginia, Maryland, and Carolina, from Christmas 1714, to Christmas 1726; distinguishing what were the Goods exported by Certificate, and what were the Product and Manufactures of England."

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the said Titles were read, by the Clerk.

Annuity and Lottery Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising One Million Two Hundred Thousand Pounds, by Annuities and a Lottery, in Manner therein mentioned; and for appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for making forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills, Lottery Tickets, and Orders, lost, burnt, or otherwise destroyed."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Imperting Goods into Ireland not enumerated, Bill.

Hodie 22 vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for importing, from His Majesty's Plantations in America, directly into Ireland, Goods not enumerated in any Act of Parliament."

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

Against counterfeiting Mediterranean Passes, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent counterseiting the Passes commonly called Mediterranean Passes."

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

Murphy's Petition, touching Respondent's Plea of Illegitimacy.

Upon reading the Petition of Samuel Murphy, Son and Heir of Samuel Murphy late of Cork in the Kingdom of Ireland deceased, who was Son and Heir of Patience Murphy, his late Mother, deceased, an Infant; by Margaret Murphy Widow, the Petitioner's Mother and next Friend; praying, "In regard it is insisted on, by the Answer put in to the Petitioner's revived Appeal, that he is not the Son and Heir of the said Samuel Murphy deceased; that this House will be pleased to give such Directions, in relation to the pretended Illegitimacy of the Petitioner, as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That Counsel be heard, in relation to the Matter of this Petition, at the same Time the Cause is appointed to be heard.

New York Merchants against the Sugar Colonies Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of several Merchants of London trading to the Province of New York; praying, in Behalf of the said Province, "That they may be excepted out of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better securing and encouraging the Trade of His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America;" or that the same may not pass; and that the Petitioners may be heard, by themselves or Counsel, against the said Bill:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners may be heard, as desired, at the Second Reading of the said Bill.

Virginia and Maryland Merchants;

Also, a Petition of several Merchants of London, trading to the Colonies of Virginia and Maryland, was presented, and read; praying, in Behalf of the said Colonies, and of the Traders thither, "That they may be excepted out of the Bill last mentioned; or that the same may not pass; and that they may be heard, by themselves or Counsel, against the said Bill:"

And the like Order was made.

Mr. Partridge, for New Jersey, &c.;

Also, a Petition of Richard Partridge, Agent for the Province of New Jersey, and also Agent for the Colony of Rhoud Island, and Providence Plantations, in America, was presented, and read; praying, "That the said Province and Colony may be exempted in the before-mentioned Bill; or that he may be heard, in their Behalf, by himself or Counsel, what he has to offer against passing thereof; or that they may have such other Relief in the Premises as shall be thought just and reasonable."

And the like Order was made.

Mr. Wilks, for Massachusets Bay, &c.;

Also, a Petition of Francis Wilks, Agent for His Majesty's Province of The Massachusetts Bay, and also Agent for his Majesty's Colony of Connecticutt in New England, was presented, and read; praying, on Behalf of the said Province, "That Counsel may be heard for them, against the before-mentioned Bill, at such Time as this House shall please to appoint; or that they may have such other Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships shall seem meet."

And the like Order was made.

Mr. Wragg for south Carolina

Likewise, a Petition of Samuel Wragg of London Merchant, Agent for the Province of South Carolina in America, was presented, and read; praying, for and on Behalf of the said Province, "That they may be excepted out of the before-mentioned Bill; or that the same may not pass; or that the said Province may have such Relief in the Premises as shall be thought just."

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be taken into Consideration at the Second Reading of the said Bill.

and Mr. Penn, for Pensilvania.

And also, a Petition of William Penn Esquire, Heir at Law, and of John, Thomas, and Richard Penn Gentlemen, Devisees under the Will of William Penn Esquire, deceased, late Patentee of Pensilvania in America, was presented, and read; praying, on Behalf of the said Province, "That they may be heard, by their Counsel, against the before-mentioned Bill, before the passing thereof; and that this House will afford the said Province such Relief in the Premises as shall be just."

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner may be heard, as desired, at the Second Reading of the said Bill.

Bardiwieck Nat. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Erust Bardiwieck."

Proposed, "A Question be put, for passing the said Bill."

And a Debate arising thereupon:

Debate adjourned, after Third Reading.

Ordered, That the said Debate be adjourned to Tuesday next; and the Lords to be summoned.

Sir William Barker versus Viscount Ikerrin, &c.:

The House being informed, "That Mr. Lewis Stanton attended, and desired to deliver in several Papers and Proceedings, in the Cause wherein Sir William Barker Baronet is Appellant, and the Lord Viscount Ikerrin and Phannel Cook are Respondents:"

Pleadings proved.

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, the said Papers and Proceedings; and attested upon Oath, "The same were true Copies, he having examined them with the Originals in the proper Offices in Ireland."

And then he was directed to withdraw.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 23o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Bath. & Well.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Landavens.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
March. Tweeddale.
March. Lothian.
Comes Berks.
Comes Winchilsea & Nottingham.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Morton.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Graham.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Malton.
Ds. Raymond.

PRAYERS.

Coinage Duties, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Duties for Encouragement of the Coinage of Money."

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

Catwick Common to enclose, Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendment made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making Divisions, Enclosures, and Allotments, of the Open Corn Fields and Pastures in the Lordship of Catwick, in the County of York; and for settling and establishing the Payment of a Yearly Sum to the Rector of Catwick aforesaid and his Successors, in Lieu of Tithes, pursuant to Agreement between the present Rector and Proprietors of the said Lands."

And the same, being read Thrice by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House, and is as follows:

" Press 5. Line 20. Leave out, ["Robert Smithson of Hornsea"], and insert " [John Conyers of Dunington."]"

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

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

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Amendment.

Aberdeen, Duty on Beer, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the continuing the Duties granted by an Act passed in the Parliament of Scotland in the Year One Thousand Six Hundred and Ninety-five, and continued by an Act passed in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seven, for paying off the Debts of the Town of Aberdeen, and for other public Uses of the said Town."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Dundee, Duty on Beer, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Duty of Two Penny Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Pint of Ale and Beer that shall be vended or sold within the Town of Dundee, and Privileges thereof, for paying the public Debts of the said Town, repairing the Harbour there, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Gravesend Church to rebuild, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Roger Meredith Baronet and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for re-building the Parish Church of Gravesend, in the County of Kent, as One of the Fifty new Churches directed to be built by Two Acts of Parliament, One made in the Ninth, and the other in the Tenth, Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

To prevent stealing of Linen, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent the stealing of Linen, Fustian, and Cotton Goods and Wares, from Fields, Grounds, and other Places used for whitening, bleaching, or drying the same:"

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."

Hopkins & Ux. Petition for an Explanation of a Judgement.

A Petition of Bertie Hopkins Gentleman and Margaret his Wife, was presented to the House, and read; praying an Explanation of the Order and Judge ment of this House, of the Thirteenth of April 1730, by declaring what their Lordships intended should be the Consequence, in case the Assertion of the Respondent to the Petitioners Appeal to this House, (videlicet), "That an Accompt might be easily stated from the Books produced," was an untrue Assertion; and in case it should be reported by the Merchants, that no such Accompt can be taken; that so the Court of Chancery may not lie under any Difficulty touching the Determination that is to be made thereon:

It is Ordered, That this House will, To-morrow Sevennight, hear One Counsel of a Side upon the Subject-matter of this Petition, and the Merchants Report made to the Court of Chancery.

Frauds by Tenants to prevent, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual preventing Frauds committed by Tenants;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Explaining Act to naturalize Foreign Protestants, Bill.

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

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

And the Duke of Dorset reported from the said Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereunto; which he was directed to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Continuing and amending Laws, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing some Acts, and amending others, relating to the searching of Drugs and Medicines, the making of British Sail Cloth, the East India Trade, the cutting of Hedges adjoining to Highways, and the appointing of Scavengers, and repairing of Streets; and for the more effectual punishing Stealers of Lead or Iron Bars fixed; and for empowering Justices of the Peace, at their General or Quarter Sessions, to determine upon Appeals, notwithstanding Defects of Form in the Original Proceedings."

It was moved, "To discharge the said Order."

After Debate;

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Then the said Bill was read a Third Time.

And it being proposed, "That a Question be put for passing thereof:"

Ordered (nemine contradicente), That the said Bill be rejected.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Sabbati, 24o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Menevens.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angliæ.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
March. Tweeddale.
March. Lothian.
Comes Warwick & Holland.
Comes Winchilsea & Nottingham.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Macclesfield.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Harrington, Unus [ (fn. 1) Primariorum Secretariorum.]
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Malton.
Ds. Raymond.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Raymond, Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, sat Speaker, by virtue of a former Commission.

Bishop of St. David's takes the Oaths.

Elias Lord Bishop of St. David's came to the Table; and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Gravesend Church to rebuild, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for rebuilding the Parish Church of Gravesend in the County of Kent, as one of the Fifty new Churches directed to be built by Two Acts of Parliament, One made in the Ninth, and the other in the Tenth, Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne."

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

Ld. President.
D. Newcastle.
D. Dorset.
M. Tweeddale.
M. Lothian.
E. Warwick.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Marchmont.
E. Ilay.
E. Strafford.
E. Macclesfield.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Falmouth.
L. Bp. Oxon.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Bp. St. David's.
Ld. Harrington.
Ld. Carteret.
Ld. Weston.
Ld. Boyle.
Ld. Montjoy.
Ld. Foley.
Ld. Cadogan.
Ld. Raymond.

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.

Proceedings of the Massachussets Bay, Commissioners of Trade to lay before the House.

Ordered, That the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations do lay before this House the Journal of the House of Representatives for The Massachusets Bay, for the Two last Sessions, ending before the First of January last past; and also such Act or Acts of the Assembly of The Massachusets Bay, which lay a higher or a different Duty on Goods imported in Ships not of the Built of, or belonging to, the People of The Massachusets Bay.

Worcester Workhouse, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming an Agreement lately entered into, between the Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens, of the City of Worcester, and the Guardians of the Poor of the said City, for continuing the Hop-market of the said City in the Workhouse there; and for vesting the Right of the said Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens of keeping a Hop-market in the said City, in the Guardians of the Poor of the said City, and their Successors for ever;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Fulham Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road leading from the Town of Fulham, in the County of Middlesex, through Fulham Fields, to the great Road near the Pound at Hammersmith, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Repairing Roads from Wigan to Preston, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Henry Hoghton and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual an Act passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for repairing, widening, and amending, the Roads from Wigan to Preston, in the County of Lancaster;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Watermen, &c. Act to explain a Clause in, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend a Clause in an Act passed in the Second Year of His Majesty's Reign (for making more effectual several Acts relating to Watermen, Wherrymen, and Lightermen, rowing on the River Thames), so far as the same relates to Ferry-boats and flat-bottomed Boats;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Messages from H. C. with a Bill, and to return Bowry's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Trustees the Estate of Lucy Bowry Widow, and John Bowry her Son, situate in the Parishes of Edmonton and Tottenham, in the County of Middlefex, for the Sale thereof, to discharge the several Incumbrances thereupon, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Proceeding at Law to be in English, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act that all Proceedings in Courts of Justice, within that Part of Great Britain called England, shall be in the English Language;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the same be read a Second Time on Wednesday next; and the Lords to be summoned; and that the Judges do then attend.

To prevent stealing of Linen, &c. Bill:

Hodic 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent the stealing of Linen, Fustian, and Cotton Goods and Wares, from Fields, Grounds, and other Places, used for whitening, bleaching, or drying the same."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Frauds by Tenants to prevent, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual preventing Frauds committed by Tenants."

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

Explaining Clause in general, Nat. Act, Bill.

The Duke of Dorset (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain a Clause in an Act made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne (for naturalizing Foreign Protestants), which relates to the Children of the naturalborn Subjects of the Crown of England, or of Great Britain," was re-committed, the Amendment made by the Committee to the said Bill.

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

Idiots, &c. to make Conveyances, Bill.

The Earl of Strafford reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Idiots and Lunatics, who are seised or possessed of Estates in Fee, or for Lives, or Terms of Years, in Trust, or by Way of Mortgage, to make Conveyances, Surrenders, or Assignments of such Estates," 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."

Importing Goods into Ireland, not enumerated, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for importing, from His Majesty's Plantations in America, directly into Ireland, Goods not enumerated in any Act of Parliament."

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

And the Duke of Dorset reported from the said Committee, "That they had gone through the said Bill, and made some Amendments thereunto; which he was directed to report, when their Lordships will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received on Monday next.

Against counterferting Mediterranean Passes, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent counterfeiting the Passes commonly called Mediterranean Passes."

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

And the Earl of Marchmont reported from the said Committee, "That they had gone through the said Bill, and made some Amendments thereunto; which he was directed to report, when their Lordships will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received on Monday next.

Coinage Duties, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue the Duties for Encouragement of the Coinage of Money."

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

And the Earl of Marchmont 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."

Bristol Road Bill.

Hodie 2a 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 amending the several Roads leading from the City of Bristol."

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

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

Witnesses to attend Sugar Colony Bill.

Ordered, That Mr. Henry Caswall Merchant in Queen Street, London, and Mr. Walter Newberry in White Lyon Court, Cornhill, Merchant, do attend this House on Thursday next, when the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better securing and encouraging the Trade of his Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America," is appointed to be read a Second Time.

Boltons, peremptonly to answer Rouquier's Appeal.

The House was informed, "That Thomas Bolton and Joseph Bolton, who, by Order of the Fifteenth of March last, were required to put in their Answer or respective Answers to the Appeal of Moses Rouquier Merchant on or before the Nineteenth Instant, have neglected so to do, though duly served with the said Order for that Purpose."

And thereupon an Affidavit, made by the said Moses Rouquier, of the due Service of 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 in a Week.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 26o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Fredericus Princeps Walliæ.

Epus. London.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Landav.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Dux Graston, Camerarius.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
March. Tweeddale.
March. Lothian.
Comes Warwick & Holland.
Comes Winchilsea & Nottingham.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Morton.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Raymond.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Raymond, Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, sat Speaker, by virtue of a former Commission.

Worcester Workhouse Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming an Agreement lately entered into, between the Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens, of the City of Worcester, and the Guardians of the Poor of the said City, for continuing the Hop-market of the said City in the Workhouse there; and for vesting the Right of the said Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens, of keeping a Hop-market in the said City, in the Guardians of the Poor of the said City, and their Successors for ever."

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

L. President.
D. Kent.
D. Dorset.
M. Tweeddale.
M. Lothian.
E. Warwick.
E. Plimouth.
E. Coventry.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Strafford.
E. Aylesford.
E. Cowper.
E. Macclesfield.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Falmouth.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Oxon.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Delawarr.
L. Clinton.
L. Hunsdon.
L. Byron.
L. Boyle.
L. Montjoy.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Cadogan.
L. Hobart.
L. Monson.

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

Pitt to withdraw his Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition of George Pitt Esquire; praying, "In regard the Petitioner and Dame Jane Clavering, Respondent to his Appeal, are come to an Agreement touching the Matters complained of; that the Petitioner may have Leave to withdraw his said Appeal, the Respondent consenting thereunto:"

And thereupon the Agents on both Sides were called in.

And. Mr. Wilson, for the Respondent, declaring her Consent:

They were directed to withdraw.

And being withdrawn:

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner have Leave to withdraw his said Appeal, as desired.

Ideots, &c. to make Corveyances, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Idiots and Lunatics, who are seised or possessed of Estates in Fee, or for Lives, or Terms of Years, in Trust, or by Way of Mortgage, to make Conveyances, Surrenders, or Assignments, of such Estates."

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 at.

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

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

Watermen's Company to be heard by Counsel.

Upon reading the Petition of the Rulers, Auditors, and Assistants, of the Company of Watermen, Wherrymen, and Lightermen, of the River of Thames, in Behalf of themselves and others; and praying, "That they may be heard, by themselves or Counsel, against the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend a Clause in an Act passed in the Second Year of His Majesty's Reign (for making more effectual several Acts relating to Watermen, Wherrymen, and Lightermen, rowing on the River Thames), so far as the same relates to Ferry Boats and flat-bottomed Boats:"

It is Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Wednesday next; and that the Petitioners may be then heard, as desired, at the said Second Reading; and that Counsel may be heard for the said Bill at the same Time.

Fulham Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road leading from the Town of Fulham, in the County of Middlesex, through Fulham Fields, to the great Road near the Pound at Hammersmith, in the said County."

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

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

Explaining Clause in General Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain a Clause in an Act made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne (for naturalizing Foreign Protestants), which relates to the Children of the natural-born Subjects of the Crown of England, or of Great Britain."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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.

King's Answer to Address for a Treaty in 1686.

The Lord Chamberlain acquainted the House, "That the Lords with White Staves (according to Order) had presented to His Majesty their Lordships Address, on Wednesday last, for a Copy of the Treaty of Neutrality in America, between England and France, dated in 1686; and that His Majesty was pleased to return Answer, He would give Order to the proper Officer, to lay a Copy of the said Treaty before this House accordingly."

Coinage Duties, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Duties for Encouragement of the Coinage of Money."

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, Mr. Holford and Mr. Lightboun:

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

Wigan Roads to repair, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual an Act passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for repairing, widening, and amending, the Roads from Wigan to Preston, in the County of Lancaster."

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 Thursday next, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Importing Goods into Ireland, not enumerated, Bill.

The Duke of Dorset (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for importing from His Majesty's Plantations in America, directly into Ireland, Goods not enumerated in any Act of Parliament," 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; (videlicet,)

"Press 2. Line 35. Leave out ["English"], and insert ["British."]

"L. ult. Leave out ["English"], and insert ["British."]"

Against counterseiting Mediterranean Passes, Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent counterseiting the Passes commonly called Mediterranean Passes," 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; (videlicet,)

"Press 3. Line 6. Leave out ["that Part of"].

"L. 7. Leave out ["called England"].

"L. 11. Leave out ["that Part of"].

"L. 12. Leave out ["called England"].

"L. 14. After ["Delivery"], insert ["or before any Court of Justiciary in Scotland respectively."]"

Frauds by Tenants, to prevent, Bill.

Whereas this Day was appointed, for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, An Act for the more effectual preventing Frauds committed by Tenants:"

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

Duties on Starch, &c. Frauds to prevent, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent Frauds in the Revenue of Excise, with respect to Starch, Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Magenis versus Magents.

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Arthur Magenis Esquire; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the Twentyfourth of February 1728, made in certain Causes, wherein Anne Magenis was Plaintiff, and the Appellant and others were Defendants, et è contra; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:" As also upon the Answer of the said Anne Magennis put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Decree assirmed, with 200l. 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 said Decree therein complained of be, and is hereby, assirmed: And it is further Ordered, That the said Appellant do pay, or cause to be paid, to the said Respondent, the Sum of Two Hundred Pounds, for her Costs in respect of the said Appeal.

Watermen's Witnesses to attend.

Ordered, That Henry Bullock, John Crouder, James Love, and Robert Stone, do attend this House on Wednesday next, to be examined, as Witnesses, at the Second Reading of the Bill to explain and amend a Clause in an Act relating to Watermen rowing on the River Thames.

Adjourn.

Dominus Raymond declaravit præsens. Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, vicesimum septimum diem instantis Aprilis hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 27o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Asaphens.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Menevens.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Dux Richmond.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Dorset.
March. Tweeddale.
March. Lothian.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Berks.
Comes Winchilsea & Nottingham.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Raymond.

PRAYERS.

Importing Goods into Ireland, not enumerated, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for importing, from His Majesty's Plantations in America, directly into Ireland, Goods not enumerated in any Act of Parliament."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

Against counterfeiting Mediterranean Passes, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent counterfeiting the Passes commonly called Mediterranean Passes."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

Duties on Starch, &c. Frauds to prevent, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent Frauds in the Revenue of Excise, with respect to Starch, Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate."

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

Gunpowder Exportation, Bouaty, 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 Allowance upon the Exportation of British-made Gunpowder;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Gravesend Church to rebuild, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for rebuilding the Parish Church of Gravesend, in the County of Kent, as One of the Fifty new Churches directed to be built by Two Acts of Parliament, one made in the Ninth, and the other in the Tenth, Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne," 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."

Bristol Road to repair, Bill.

The Lord President reported from the Lords Committees to whom 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 amending the several Roads leading from the City of Bristol," 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."

To prevent Frauds committed by Tenants, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more essectual preventing Frauds committed by Tenants."

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 said Bill; and desire another Time may be appointed, for the House to be in a Committee again, to proceed further therein."

Ordered, That, on Friday next, this House be put into a Committee, to consider further of the said Bill; and that a Copy thereof be sent to the Judges, for their Consideration; and that they do attend the said Committee.

Sail Cloth Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for further encouraging the Manufacture of British Sail Cloth, by taking off the Duties and Drawbacks therein mentioned, and allowing an additional Bounty on Britishmade Sail Cloth exported; and for stamping Britishmade Sail Cloth with the Name and Place of Abode of the Maker;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Papers from the Board of Trade, concerning North America and The West Indies, delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Alured Popple, from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, attended:"

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to their Lordships Order of the Fifteenth Instant, several Papers, intituled as follow; (videlicet,)

"1. Extract of a Report from Cadwallader Colden, His Majesty's Surveyor in New York, so far as the same relates to the Navigation of the River of Canada."

"2. Extract of a Report made by the Board of Trade to His late Majesty, in the Year 1721, so far as the same relates to the Trade carried on between New England and the Foreign Sugar Colonies in America."

"3. Copy of an Act passed in the Province of The Massasbuset's Bay in New England, in 1693, intituled, "An Act for the better Government of the Indians, in their several Places and Plantations."

"4. Copy of an Act, laying an Imposition, or Duty, on all Sugars, Molasses, Rum, Cotton, and Ginger, imported this Island, which are not the natural Product, Growth, and Manufacture, of some of His Majesty's Colonies; passed at Barbados, March 21st, 1715–16."

"5. Copy of an Order in Council, of the 17th of October 1717, for confirming an Act passed in Barbados in March 1715, intituled, "An Act laying an Imposition, or Duty, on all Sugars, Molasses, Rum, Cotton, and Ginger, imported this Island, which are not the natural Product, Growth, and Manufacture, of some of His Majesty's Colonies."

"6. Copy of His Majesty's 96th Instruction to Henry Worsley Esquire, Governor of Barbados."

The same Mr. Popple also delivered in, at the Bar, pursuant to the Order of this House of the Twentyfourth Instant, the Journal of the Assembly for Massachuset's Bay, for the Two last Sessions; and a Book, containing, amongst divers other Matters, Acts of the Assembly required by the said Order:

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the Titles thereof were read, by the Clerk.

Bardwick, Nat. Bill:

The House (according to Order) resumed the adjourned Debate, which arose on Thursday last, upon the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Erust Bardiwieck."

And the Question being 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. Holford and Mr. Lightboun:

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

Roquier versus Bolton:

The House being informed, "That Mr. Dent attended, and desired to deliver in some Pleadings and Proceedings, in the Cause wherein Moses Rouquier Merchant is Appellant, and Thomas Bolton and Joseph Bolton are Defendants:"

Pleadings proved.

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, the said Pleadings and Proceedings; and attested upon Oath, "The same were true Copies, he having examined them with the Originals in the proper Offices in Ireland."

And then he was directed to withdraw.

Sugar Colomes Counsel to be heard.

Ordered, That Counsel may be heard, in Behalf of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better securing and encouraging the Trade of His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America," when Counsel are to be heard against the said Bill; and that Mr. Jeremiah Dunbar and Mr. John Tomlinson do attend this House, to be examined, as Witnesses, at that Time.

Against stealing of Lead or Iron, Bill.

The Earl of Strafford presented to the House, a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual punishing Stealers of Lead, or Iron Bars, fixed to Houses, or any Fences belonging thereunto."

And the same was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 28o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Fredericus Princeps Walliæ.

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Menevens.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Ds. Wilmington, Præses.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Devon.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
March. Tweeddale.
March. Lothian.
Comes Warwick & Holland.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Berks.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Morton.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Stair.
Comes Hoptoun.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Graham.
Comes Ker.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Harrington, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Lovell.

PRAYERS.

Against stealing of Lead or Iron, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual punishing Stealers of Lead, or Iron Bars, fixed to Houses, or any Fences belonging thereunto."

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

Message to H. C. to return Westby's Bill; and the following ones:

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for selling Part of the Estate of Robert Westby Esquire, in the County of Lancaster, for raising Money, to discharge several Debts and Incumbrances of his Father and Brother; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Player's Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for selling Part of the Estate of Thomas Player Esquire, for discharging the Debts, Legacies, and Incumbrances, therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Importing into Ireland Goods not enumerated, Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for importing, from His Majesty's Plantations in America, directly into Ireland, Goods not enumerated in any Act of Parliament;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Huckle to take the Name of Kneller, Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling Godfrey Kneller Huckle Gentleman, and the Heirs of his Body, to take and use the Surname of Kneller;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Against counterfeiting Mediterranean Passes, Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent counterfeiting the Passes commonly called Mediterranean Passes;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

and Aislabie's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and rendering effectual an Exchange of the Estates therein mentioned, in the County of York, between Lancelot Archbishop of York and John Aislabie Esquire;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Westhroughton Commons to enclose, Bill.

The Earl of Strafford reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing divers Parcels of Commons and Waste Grounds, lying within the Manor of Westbroughton, in the Parish of Dovebridge, in the County of Derby," was committed: "That the Committee have considered the said Bill, and found the Allegations thereof to be true; and that all the Proprietors of Lands in the said Manor of Westbroughton, having Right of Common there, had executed Articles of Agreement for enclosing the said Commons, and were consenting to the Bill, except Three Persons, who, though they have had a Copy of the Bill sent them, and Notice thereof Six Weeks ago, have made no Opposition thereto; and it was proved, upon Oath, to the Committee, that the Interest of those Three Persons was not above Eighteen Pounds a Year; and that the Interest of the other Proprietors was upwards of Five Hundred Pounds a Year; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made Two Amendments thereunto."

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

"Press 7. Line 16. Leave out ["whether any or"]; and in the same Line, after ["or"] leave out ["any and"]."

Worcester Workhouse Bill.

The Earl of Coventry reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming an Agreement lately entered into, between the Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens, of the City of Worcester, and the Guardians of the Poor of the said City, for continuing the Hop-market of the said City in the Workhouse there; and for vesting the Right of the said Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens, of keeping a Hop-market in the said City, in their Guardians of the Poor of the said City, and their Successors for ever," 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."

Fulham Road Bill.

The Lord President reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road leading from the Town of Fulham, in the County of Middlesex, through Fulham Fields, to the great Road near the Pound at Hammersmith, in the said County," 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."

Gravesend Church, to re-build, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for re-building the Parish Church of Gravesend, in the County of Kent, as One of the Fifty new Churches directed to be built by Two Acts of Parliament, One made in the Ninth, the other in the Tenth, Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne."

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, Mr. Lightboun and Mr. Allen:

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

Message from thence, with a Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing Frauds committed by Bankrupts;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Causes put off.

Ordered, In regard the Bill relating to the Sugar Colonies in America is appointed to be read a Second. Time To-morrow, and Counsel to be heard for and against it; that the Causes wherein Robert Blackwood Esquire is Appellant, and Colonel Erskine and others are Respondents, et è contra, be put off till Friday next; and the Cause which stood to be heard on that Day be put off till that Day Sevennight; and the other Causes on Cause-days removed One Day in Course."

Starch, &c. Frauds to prevent, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent Frauds in the Revenue of Excise, with respect to Starch, Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate."

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

And the Lord Viscount Falmouth 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."

Fitz Gerald versus Fitz Gerald:

Whereas this Day was appointed, for hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Edward Fitz Gerald Esquire; complaining of an Order of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, of the Twenty-third of June last, made in a Cause wherein Thomas Fitz Gerald Gentleman was Plaintiff, and the Appellant Defendant; and praying, "That the same may be reversed; and such Order made for the Appellant's Relief as to this House shall seem meet:"

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And Counsel appearing for the Appellant, but no Counsel for the Respondent:

The Appellant's Counsel were heard, to state the Matter as complained of in the said Appeal.

And being withdrawn:

Order reversed, Plea allowed, and Injunction dissolved.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Order of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland be, and is hereby, reversed; and that the Plea put in by the Appellant be allowed, and the Injunction of the said Court, obtained by the Respondent, be dissolved.

Merchants to Northern Colonies to be heard, concerning the Sugar Bill;

Upon reading the Petition of several Merchants trading to, and interested in, His Majesty's Northern Colonies in America; praying, "That they may be heard, by themselves or Counsel, against the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better securing and encouraging the Trade of His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners may be heard, as desired, at the Second Reading of the said Bill.

Witnesses to attend.

Ordered, That Captain John Elliott and Peter Le Heup Esquire do attend this House To-morrow, when the Bill last mentioned is appointed to be read a Second Time.

Watermen, &c. Act, Clause in, to explain, Bill.

The Order of the Day, for reading the Bill, intituled, An Act to explain and amend a Clause in an Act passed in the Second Year of His Majesty's Reign (for making more effectual several Acts relating to Watermen, Wherrymen, and Lightermen, rowing on the River Thames), so far as the same relates to Ferry Boats and Flat-bottomed Boats," a Second Time; and hearing Counsel, as well against as for the same; being read:

Counsel accordingly were called in.

And the said Bill was read a Second Time.

After which, Counsel were heard, upon the Petition of the Watermen's Company against the said Bill; as were also Counsel for the Bill.

And divers Witnesses were examined upon Oath, in relation thereunto.

And One of the Counsel having replied:

They were all directed to withdraw.

And being withdrawn:

It was moved, "To commit the said Bill."

After Debate;

The Question was put thereupon.

And it was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Earl of Hoptoun takes the Oaths.

Charles Earl of Hoptoun came to the Table; and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Copy of Treaty of Neutrality in America, delivered.

The Duke of Newcastle (by His Majesty's Command) presented to the House, pursuant to their Lordships Address of the Twenty-first Instant, "A Copy of the Treaty of Peace, good Correspondence, and Neutrality in America, between England and France, dated 6/16th November, 1686."

And the Title thereof was read, by the Clerk.

Proceedings at Law to be in English, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act that all Proceedings in Courts of Justice, within that Part of Great Britain called England, shall be in the English Language."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Saturday next; and the Lords to be summoned; and the Judges to attend.

Message from H. C. with a Bill; and to return Biscathorp Common Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual preventing the Exportation of Wool from Great Britain, and of Wool and Wool manufactured in Ireland, to Foreign Parts; and for taking off the Duties upon Woollen and Bay Yarn imported from Ireland into Great Britain;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for exchanging the Parsonage-house and Glebe Lands in Biscathorpe, in the County of Lincoln, for other Lands belonging to the Lord of the Manor; and for giving a Recompence to the Rector, in Lieu of his Tithes; and to enable the Lord of the Manor to enclose the Common Fields;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Bankrupts Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for preventing Frauds committed by Bankrupts."

Gunpowder Exportation, Bounty, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting an Allowance upon the Exportation of British-made Gunpowder."

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

Sail Cloth Bill.

Hode 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the further encouraging the Manufacture of British Sail Cloth, by taking off the Duties and Drawbacks therein mentioned, and allowing an additional Bounty on British-made Sail Cloth exported; and for stamping British-made Sail Cloth with the Name and Place of Abode of the Maker."

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

Bristol Road 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 amending the several Roads leading from the City of Bristol."

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. Allen:

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 Jovis, vicesimum nonum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 29o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Menevens.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Devon.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
March. Tweeddalc.
March. Lothtan.
Comes Northampton.
2. Comes Denbigh.
1. Comes Warwick & Holland.
Comes Winchilsea & Nottingham.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Morton.
Comes Bucban.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Graham.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Ashburnham.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Harrington, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Malton.

PRAYERS.

Starch, &c. Frauds in Duties to prevent, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent Frauds in the Revenue of Excise, with respect to Starch, Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords agree to it.

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

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

Bankrupts Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for preventing Frauds committed by Bankrupts."

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

Messages from H. C. with a Bill; and to return the following ones:

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Reymundo Putt Esquire to make and fill up Leases of the Estate late of Sir Thomas Putt Baronet, deceased, in the Counties of Devon, Dorset, and Somerset;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Slaughter Commons to enclose, Bill:

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enclosing, dividing, and exchanging, the Common Fields and Common Grounds, in the Parishes of Lower Slaughter and Upper Slaughter, in the County of Gloucester;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Explaining Clause in general Naturalization Act, Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain a Clause in an Act made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne (for naturalizing of Foreign Protestants), which relates to the Children of the natural-born Subjects of the Crown of England, or of Great Britain;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

and Standen's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Sale of the Estates of Edward Standen Esquire, deceased, at Arborfield and elsewhere, for discharging the Debts of the said Edward Standen, and other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the said Bill, with One Amendment, whereunto they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for rendering more effectual an Act made in the Third Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for the better regulation of the Coal Trade," so far as the same relates to the preventing the enhancing the Price of Coals in the River Thames, by the keeping of Turn in delivering of Coals there;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Worcester Hop-market and Workhouse, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming an Agreement lately entered into, between the Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens, of the City of Worcester, and the Guardians of the Poor of the said City, for continuing the Hop-market of the said City in the Workhouse there; and for vesting the Right of the said Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens, of keeping a Hop-market in the said City, in the Guardians of the Poor of the said City, and their Successors for ever."

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. Allen:

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

Fulham Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road leading from the Town of Fulham, in the County of Middlesex, through Fulham Fields, to the great Road near the Pound at Hammersmith, in the said County."

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. Allen:

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

Blackwood versus Col. Erskine & al. et è contra.

Whereas To-morrow is appointed, for hearing the Causes wherein Robert Blackwood Esquire is Appellant, and Colonel Erskine and others are Respondents, et è contra:

It is Ordered, That the hearing the said Causes be put off to Tuesday Sevennight.

Against exporting Wool, &c. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual preventing the Exportation of Wool from Great Britain, and of Wool and Wool manufactured in Ireland, to Foreign Parts; and for taking off the Duties upon Woollen and Bay Yarn imported from Ireland into Great Britain."

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Monday next; and the Lords to be summoned.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Against stealing Lead or Iron, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual punishing Stealers of Lead, or Iron Bars, fixed to Houses, or any Fences belonging thereunto."

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

And the Earl of Strafford 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 engrossed.

Wigan R to repair, Bill.

The Lord Viscount Falmouth reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual an Act passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for repairing, widening, and amending, the Road from Wigan to Preston, in the County of Lancaster," 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."

Sugar Colonies in America to encourage, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better securing and encouraging the Trade of His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America;" and hearing Counsel for and against the same:

Counsel accordingly were called in.

And the Bill was read a Second Time.

Then Counsel were heard upon the Petitions against the said Bill.

As was also the Agent for New Jersey, Rhoad Island, and Providence Plantations; and acquainted the House, He had sent Word to his Principals, but could not yet possibly have an Answer; and therefore hoped their Lordships would not proceed upon the Merits of the Bill, it being a Matter which so nearly concerns the said Colonies."

After which, Counsel were heard for the Bill.

And some Proceedings out of the Journal of the Assembly of the Province of Massachusets Bay were read:

And the Counsel against the Bill heard, by Way of Reply.

And then they were all directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the Counsel be again called in; and acquainted, "The House requires their Attendance To-morrow, in order to be heard upon the Merits of the Bill."

And they were again called in, and acquainted accordingly.

And being again withdrawn:

Watermen and Gunpowder Bills put off.

Ordered, That the Two remaining Orders of the Day, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill relating to Watermen, and that in relation to Gunpowder, be proceeded on To-morrow.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 30o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Menevens.
Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Devon.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
March. Tweeddale.
March. Lothian.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick & Holland.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Winchilsea & Nottingham.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Morton.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Stair.
Comes Hoptoun.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Graham.
Comes Ker.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Harrington, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Malton.
Ds. Lovell.
Ds. Raymond.

PRAYERS.

Standen's Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendment made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, An Act for the Sale of the Estates of Edward Standen Esquire, deceased, at Arborfield and elsewhere, for discharging the Debts of the said Edward Standen, and other Purposes therein mentioned."

And the same, being read Thrice by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House, and is as follows; (videlicet,)

"Press 3. Line 37. Leave out ["or"], and insert ["and"]."

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

Proceedings at Law to be in English, Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act that all Proceedings in Courts of Justice, within that Part of Great Britain called England, shall be in the English Language," be printed.

Against stealing of Lead or Iron, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual punishing Stealers of Lead, or Iron Bars, fixed to Houses, or any Fences belonging thereunto."

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. Lightboun and Mr. Allen:

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

Watermen, &c. Act, Clause in to explain, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend a Clause in an Act passed in the Second Year of His Majesty's Reign (for making more effectual several Acts relating to Watermen, Wherrymen, and Lightermen, rowing on the River Thames), so far as the same relates to Ferry Boats and flat-bottomed Boats."

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

And the Lord Viscount Falmouth 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."

Act to regulate the Coal Trade, more effectual, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for rendering more effectual an Act made in the Third Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of the Coal Trade," so far as the same relates to the preventing the enhancing the Price of Coals in the River Thames, by the keeping of Turn in delivering of Coals there."

Wigan Roads to repair, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual an Act passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for repairing, widening, and amending, the Roads from Wigan to Preston, in the County of Lancaster."

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. Burroughs and Mr. Allen:

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

Gunpowder Exportation, Bounty, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting an Allowance upon the Exportation of British made Gunpowder."

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

And the Lord Viscount Falmouth 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."

To prevent Frauds by Tenants, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee again upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual preventing Frauds committed by Tenants."

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

And the Lord Viscount Falmouth reported from the said Committee, "That they had gone through the said 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.

Westbroughton Commons to enclose, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing divers Parcels of Commons and Waste Grounds, lying within the Manor of Westbroughton, in the Parish of Dovebridge, in the County of Derby."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

Sugar Colonies in America to encourage, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for hearing Counsel on both Sides, upon the Merits of the Bill, intituled, An Act for the better securing and encouraging the Trade of His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America:"

It is Ordered, That the same be put off till this Day Sevennight.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, primum diem Maii jam prox. sequent. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

1 Deeft in Originali.