House of Lords Journal Volume 25
April 1738, 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 25: April 1738, 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 25: 1737-1741 (1767-1830), pp. 207-222. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114083 Date accessed: 20 October 2014.


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April 1737, 11-20

DIE Martis, 11o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Dunclm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Devon.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Kent.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Greenwich.
Comes Derby.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Berks.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Finlater.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Rockingham.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Graham.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Essingham.
Comes Malton.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. North.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Poulet.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Lovell.
Ds. Talbot.

PRAYERS.

Ashenden Commons enclosing, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and dividing the Common Fields, Wastes, and Unenclosed Grounds, within the Manor, Township, or Hamlet, of Ashenden, in the County of Bucks; and for the making effectual certain Exchanges therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Naish's Estate to his Creditors, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Real and Personal Estate of Hugh Naish Esquire (who was late a Prisoner in His Majesty's Prison of The Fleet, and escaped out of the same) in Trustees, for the Benefit of his Creditors;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Minehead Harbour, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Terms and Powers granted and given by the Acts passed in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King William, and the Tenth Year of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, for recovering, securing, and keeping in Repair, the Harbour of Minehead, in the County of Somerset;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bills were all read the First Time.

Petitions of Respondents to Sir H. Dalrymple's Appeal, and Counsel to be heard.

A Petition of Sir Alexander Hamilton Hope Baronet, Respondent to the Appeal of Sir Hew Dalrymple Baronet, was presented, and read; praying, "That the said Appeal may be set down to be heard on the First vacant Day for Causes; or that the same may be dismissed, as being irregularly preferred; without Prejudice to the said Sir Hew Dalrymple's bringing a new Appeal, in a proper Manner, as he shall be advised."

Also, a Petition of Mary Buchan Spinster, Respondent to the said Appeal of Sir Hew Dalrymple, was likewise presented, and read; praying, "That the Hearing the same may stand over till the next Session of Parliament, to the End the Matter of a Reclaiming Petition, preferred by the Petitioner to the Lords of Session in Scotland, against an Interlocutor by them made the 18th of January last, insisting thereby, among other Things, upon fresh Matter material for her Interest in the Cause, may, in the mean Time, be determined by the said Lords of Session, so that the whole Merits of the Cause may be brought in Judgement before this House at one and the same Time; or, if their Lordships should not be pleased to adjourn the said Appeal as aforesaid, that then the Petitioner may be at Liberty to exhibit her Appeal to this House, to be relieved against the said Interlocutor; and that both Causes may be heard at the same Time; and that the Petitioner may have such other Relief as to the great Wisdom of this House shall seem meet."

And thereupon Mr. Alexander Ross, Agent for the Respondent Sir Alexander Hamilton Hope, and Mr. Garden Agent for the Respondent Mary Buchan, and Mr. Dalrymple Agent for the Appellant, being called in; and respectively heard, at the Bar, touching the Allegations of the said Petitions:

And being withdrawn:

It is Ordered, That this House will, on this Day Sevennight, hear One Counsel for each of the Parties at the Bar, upon the Matter of the said Petitions.

Cole's Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming the Sale of the Leasehold Estate late of Barnaby Cole Gentleman, deceased; and for vesting his Freehold Estates in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of his Debts," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which they found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereunto."

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

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

Bernard et al. Nat. Bill:

The Lord Clifton (pursuant to the Order of this House Yesterday) presented to their Lordships a Bill, intituled, An Act for naturalizing Herman Bernard and John Bosquain."

And the same was read the First Time.

May to take the Name of Knight, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Thomas May Esquire and his Sons, and the Heirs Male of their Bodies, to take and use the Surname of Knight, pursuant to the Will of Elizabeth Knight, deceased."

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

Ld. President.
D. Beaufort.
D. Bedford.
D. Montagu.
D. Portland.
D. Greenwich.
E. Derby.
E. Pembroke.
E. Suffolk.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Berks.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Finlater.
E. Ilay.
E. Oxford.
E. Harborough.
E. Graham.
E. Fitzwalter.
E. Effingham.
V. Fauconberg.
L. Abp. Cant.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. B. Sarum.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. B. Glocester.
L. B. St. Asaph.
L. B. Bristol.
L. B. Bangor.
Ld. North.
L. Hunsdon.
L. Clifton.
L. Lynne.
L. Carteret.
L. Hervey.
L. Hay.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Romney.
L. Ducie.
L. Hobart.
L. Monson.
L. Lovell.
L. Talbot.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Friday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Frauds by Tenants to prevent, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual securing the Payment of Rents, and preventing Frauds by Tenants:"

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee thereupon, on Thursday Sevennight; and that the Judges do then again attend.

Bonnington Pasture, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for reducing the Stint of Beast Pastures and Sheep Commons, within the Manor, Town, and Parish, of Castle Donnington, in the County of Leicester."

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. Edwards:

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

Magistrates of Montrose against Erskine:

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein the Magistrates of Montrose are Appellants, and David Erskine is Respondent:"

Hearing appointed.

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Bill for Exemplification of Wills, &c.

Notice was taken to the House, "That, notwithstanding their Lordships did, on the 21st Day of February last, by their Order, direct the Judges to prepare, and bring in, a Bill for Exemplification of Wills and of Deeds enroled, and for making such Exemplisications and Copies of such Deeds Evidence in all Courts in England and Ireland; yet no such Bill was brought into the House."

And it being moved, "That the same might be forthwith done:"

Mr. Justice Comyns, being present, acquainted the House, "That Consideration had been had of the said Order; and a Draught of a Bill was prepared; but, being a Matter of great Consequence, the Judges in Town thought it necessary to stay for the coming of the other Judges to Town, who were gone the Circuit."

Bill concerning Administration of Assets of Insolvent Persons.

Likewise, Notice was taken to the House, "That no Bill was brought in, pursuant to their Lordships Order made last Session of Parliament, relating to the Administration of Assets of Persons dying insolvent."

And thereupon Mr. Justice Comyns again informed the House, "That Consideration had been likewise had of that Matter; and that a Draught of such a Bill had been made, and believed would be perfected, to be laid before the House, with all convenient Speed."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 12o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Devon.
Dux Kent.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Bute.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Poulet.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.

PRAYERS.

Naish's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Real and Personal Estate of Hugh Naish Esquire (who was late a Prisoner in His Majesty's Prison of The Fleet, and escaped out of the same) in Trustees, for the Benefit of his Creditors."

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

Inverness Duty on Beer, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, on each Pint of Ale and Beer that shall be vended or sold within the Town of Inverness, and Privileges thereof, for paying the Debts of the said Town, and other Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Douglas to sue, notwithstanding his Attainder, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable William Douglas, Eldest lawful Son to Sir Robert Douglas of Glenbervie Baronet, to sue, or maintain any Action or Suit, notwithstanding his Attainder; and to remove any Disability in him, by reason of his said Attainder; to take or inherit any Real or Personal Estate that may have descended or come to him since His late Majesty's most Gracious Pardon, dated the Sixth Day of February, in the Sixth Year of His Reign, or that shall hereafter descend or come to him;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Christ Church, Surrey, rebuilding, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower the present Trustees under the last Will and Testament of John Marshall Gentleman, deceased, to lay out a certain Sum of Money now in their Hands, for pulling down and re-building the Parish Church of Christ-Church, in the County of Surrey; and for enclosing a Piece of Ground lately purchased for an additional Church-yard to the said Church;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were all read the First Time.

Coles's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming the Sale of the Leasehold Estate late of Barnaby Coles Gentleman, deceased; and for vesting his Freehold Estates in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of his Debts."

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. Burroughs and Mr. Allen:

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

Ashenden Common enclosing, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and dividing the Common Fields, Wastes, and Unenclosed Grounds, within the Manor, Township, or Hamlet, of Ashenden, in the County of Bucks; and for the making effectual certain Exchanges therein mentioned."

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

Ld. Steward.
Ld. Chamberlain.
D. Devon.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
D. Greenwich.
E. Pembroke.
E. Suffolk.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Litchfield.
E. Finlater.
E. Bute.
E. Ilay.
E. Harborough.
E. Fitzwalter.
V. Fauconberg.
V. Falmouth.
L. Abp. Cant.
L. B. Rochester.
L. B. Sarum.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. B. Norwich.
L. B. St. Asaph.
L. B. Bangor.
L. Clifton.
L. Poulet.
L. Carteret.
L. Hervey.
L. Cathcart.
L. Boyle.
L. Foley.
L. Onslow.
L. Romney.
L. Cadogan.
L. Ducie.
L. Hobart.
L. Monson.

Their Lordships or any Five of them; to meet at the usual Time and Place, on Thursday the 28th Instant; and to adjourn as they please.

Minehead Harbour, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Terms and Powers granted and given by the Acts passed in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King William, and the Tenth Year of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, for recovering, securing, and keeping in Repair, the Harbour of Minehead, in the County of Somerset."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet at the usual Time and Place, on Friday next; and to adjourn as they please.

D. Argyll's Privilege:

Complaint being made to the House, and Oath made at the Bar, "That Jasper Prince had brought a Declaration of Ejectment against William Tomkins, a Tenant of a Farm in the County of Oxon, belonging to the Duke of Argyll and Greenwich, within the Time of Privilege of Parliament, in Breach of the Privilege of this House; and that Joseph Cox had warned the said Tomkins out of the said Farm:"

And thereupon the said Declaration being delivered in, and read at the Table:

Prince and Cox to be attached, for bringing a Declaration of Ejectment against One of his Tenants.

It is Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, do forthwith attach the Bodies of the said Jasper Prince and Joseph Cox, and bring them to the Bar of this House, to answer the Matter of the said Complaint; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.

To Francis Jephson Esquire, Serjeant at Arms attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of them.

M. Lothian et al. against Haswell et al.

After hearing Counsel in Part, upon the Petition and Appeal of William Marquis of Lothian and others, to which John Haswell and others are Respondents:

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 13o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Norwic.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Devon.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Kent.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Derby.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Berks.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Bute.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Graham.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Poulet.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.

PRAYERS.

Symes's Bill.

The Earl of Finlater reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Guardian of Amy Symes and Catherine Symes, Infants, to join in making Leases of Lands, in the Counties of Somerset and Devon, with the Owners thereof, during the Minority of the said Infants," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which they found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Inverness Duty on Beer, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, on each Pint of Ale and Beer that shall be vended or sold, within the Town of Inverness and Privileges thereof, for paying the Debts of the said Town, and other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Steward.
D. Beaufort.
D. Devon.
D. Montagu.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
E. Derby.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Berks.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Litchfield.
E. Coventry.
E. Finlater.
E. Ilay.
E. Harborough.
E. Fitzwalter.
Vis. Fauconberg.
L. Bp. Hereford.
L. B. Chester.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. B. Norwich.
Ld. Willoughby Br.
L. Clifton.
L. Poulet.
L. Carteret.
L. Cathcart.
L. Hay.
L. Onslow.
L. Ducie.
L. Walpole.
L. Hobart.
L. Monson.

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

Christ Church, Surrey, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower the present Trustees under the last Will and Testament of John Marshall Gentleman, deceased, to lay out a certain Sum of Money now in their Hands, for pulling down and re-building the Parish Church of Christ Church, in the County of Surrey; and for enclosing a Piece of Ground lately purchased, for an additional Church-yard to the said Church."

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

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

Bernard & al. Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to naturalize Herman Bernard and John Bosquain."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet at the usual Time and Place, on Monday next; and to adjourn as they please.

Brentford Road, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by Two Acts of Parliament, One of the Third, and the other of the Tenth, Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for repairing the Highways from that Part of Counters Bridge which lies in the Parish of Kensington, in the County of Middlesex, leading through the Towns of Brentford and Hounslow, to The Powder Mills in the Road to Staines, and to Cranford Bridge, in the said County, in the Road to Colnbrooke," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which they found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

D. of Somerset, Privilege: Allanson to attend, for causing Trees to be cut on the Waste of the Manor of Isleworth Sion.

A Complaint was made to the House, of a Breach of Privilege, committed against Charles Duke of Somerset, by William Allanson Esquire, in causing several Elm Trees to be lopped and cut, on the Waste of the Manor of Isleworth Sion, in the County of Middlesex, on Tuesday the 15th Day of November last, and some Time afterwards, though he was by the said Duke's Bailiff cautioned and warned not to lop or cut more of the said Trees, in the Presence of the Workmen employed by him in doing thereof.

Ordered, That the Matter of the said Complaint be referred to the Consideration of the Lords Committees for Privileges:

Whose Lordships are to meet at the usual Time and Place on Tuesday next; and that the said William Allanson do then attend the said Committee.

Ordered, That the Clerk may issue Summons for the Attendance of such Witnesses whose Names shall be delivered to him, in order to their being examined before the said Committee, touching the Matter of the said Complaint.

The King's Consent to Binbrook Common Bill;

The Duke of Newcastle acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, having been apprized of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and dividing the Common Fields and Common Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Binbrook, in the County of Lincoln," was pleased to consent thereunto, so far as the Interest of the Crown might be concerned."

also to the Bill to enable Douglas to sue, &c.

His Grace signified His Majesty's Consent, in like Manner, to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable William Douglas, Eldest lawful Son to Sir Robert Douglas of Glenbervie Baronet, to sue, or maintain any Action or Suit, notwithstanding his Attainder; and to remove any Disability in him, by reason of his said Attainder, to take or inherit any Real or Personal Estate that may have descended or come to him since His late Majesty's most Gracious Pardon, dated the 6th Day of February, in the Sixth Year of His Reign, or that shall hereafter descend or come to him."

Marq. Lothian & al. against Haswell & al.

After hearing Counsel further, in Part, upon the Petition and Appeal of William Marquis of Lothian and others, to which John Haswell and others are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be adjourned till To-morrow; and that the Cause for that Day be put off to Monday next; and the other Causes to be removed in Course.

Orders of the Day put off.

The Orders of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee on the Bill for allowing further Time for Enrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists:

Also, on the Bill for continuing a former Act, for the better Regulation of Lastage and Ballastage in the River Thames:

And likewise, on the Bill for Relief of Prisoners who have lost the Benefit of the Act relating to Insolvent Debtors:

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee on the said Bills To-morrow.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 14o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Marlborough.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Bute.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Graham.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Ds. Harrington, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.

PRAYERS.

Lempsford Mill Road, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted and given by an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George, for repairing the Road from Lemsford Mill, in the County of Hertford, to Welwyn, and from thence to Cory's Mill; and from Welwyn (through Codicot) to Hitchin, in the said County; and also for repairing the Roads from Cory's Mill to Hitchin aforesaid," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which they found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

May to take the Name of Knight, Bill.

His Lordship also made the like Report from the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Thomas May Esquire and his Sons, and the Heirs Male of their Bodies, to take and use the Surname of Knight, pursuant to the Will of Elizabeth Knight, deceased," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Minehead Harbour, Bill.

His Lordship also made the like Report from the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Terms and Powers granted and given by the Acts passed in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King William, and the Tenth Year of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, for recovering, securing, and keeping in Repair, the Harbour of Minchead, in the County of Somerset," was committed.

Meux to take the Name of Massingherd, Bill.

His Lordship also made the like Report from the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable William Massingberd Esquire, heretofore called William Meux, and the Heirs Male of his Body, to take and use the Surname of Massingherd, pursuant to a Settlement made by Sir William Massingberd Baronet, deceased," was committed.

Douglas to sue notwithstanding his Attainder, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable William Douglas, Eldest lawful Son to Sir Robert Douglas of Glenbervic Baronet, to sue, or maintain any Action or Suit, notwithstanding his Attainder; and to remove any Disability in him, by reason of his said Attainder, to take or inherit any Real or Personal Estate that may have descended or come to him since His late Majesty's most Gracious Pardon, dated the Sixth Day of February, in the Sixth Year of His Reign, or that shall hereafter descend or come to him."

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

Ld. President.
L. Steward.
D. Leeds.
D. Marlborough.
E. Pembroke.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Litchfield.
E. Finlater.
E. Dunmore.
E. Bute.
E. Ilay.
E. Harborough.
E. Pomfret.
E. Graham.
E. Fitzwalter.
L. Abp. Cant.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. B. Sarum.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. B. Norwich.
L. B. Glocester.
L. B. Bristol.
L. B. Bangor.
Ld. Harrington, Sec.
L. Clifton.
L. Carteret.
L. Weston.
L. Gower.
L. Hervey.
L. Boyle.
L. Hay.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Hobart.
L. Monson.

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

Symes's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Guardian of Any Symes and Catherine Symes, Infants, to join in making Leases of Lands, in the Counties of Somerset and Devon, with the Owners thereof, during the Minority of the said Instants."

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. Burroughs and Mr. Allen:

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

Ely Fens, draining Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the effectual draining and Preservation of certain Fens, called Cawdle Fenn, Waterden, and Redmoor, and One Piece of Fen Ground called The Holts, in the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Liverpool Dock, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Time granted by an Act passed in the Third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George, intituled, An Act for enlarging the Time granted by an Act passed in the Eighth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, An Act for making a convenient Dock, or Bason, at Liverpool, for the Security of all Ships trading to and from the said Port of Liverpool; and for enlarging the same, by making an additional Dock, and building a Pier in the open Harbour there; and for enlightening the said Dock;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Yorkshire Cloths, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Lister Kaye and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating the Manufacture of Narrow Woollen Cloths, in the West Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bills were read the First Time.

Messages from H. C. to return Jervoise & al. Bill, for exchanging Lands in Wiltshire;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for exchanging Part of the Glebe Lands and Hereditaments belonging to the Rector of Stratford Toney, in the County of Wilts, for other Lands belonging to the Lord of the Manor;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Bruningk & al. Nat. Bill;

A Message was brought from the House of (fn. 1) Commons, by Mr. Horsemanden Turner and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Justin Bruningk, Peter Untzellman, and Henry Klencke;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

and Sir W. Morice's Divorce Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Sir William Morice Baronet with Lady Lucy Wharton; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, whereunto they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

The said Amendments, being read, were agreed to.

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers, to acquaint them therewith.

Rotherith Church, Bill.

Ordered, That the Lord Onslow be added to the Committee to whom the Bill in relation to the re-building Rotherith Church stands committed.

Marq. Lothian & al. against Haswell & al:

After hearing Counsel, as well on Wednesday and Thursday last as this Day, upon the amended Petition and Appeal of William Marquis of Lothian, alleging to be present Provost of the Borough of Jedburgh, James Davidson, Joseph Thomson, George Martin, and Archibald Douglas, Merchants, present Baillies of the said Borough, John Jerdine Merchant, present Dean of Guild of the said Borough, William Thomson Chirurgeon, present Treasurer of the said Borough, Henry Leck and Thomas Bell Merchants, George Waddell and Adam Robson Glovers, and David King Burgess, Five of the present Counsellors thereof, John Porteous Glover, present Deacon of the Glovers and One of the present Council Deacons and Conveener of the Trades, Gabriel Newtoun Taylor, and present Deacon of the Taylors and Council Deacon, George Lookup Wright, present Deacon of the Wrights and Council Deacon, John Wauch Flesher, present Deacon of the Fleshers and Council Deacon, John Bell Shoemaker, and present Deacon of the Shoemakers, William Ronaldson Weaver; and present Deacon of the Weavers, James Pitillo Smith, and present Deacon of the Smiths, Robert Finlay Mason, and present Deacon of the Masons, John Hall Inn-keeper, John Bennet Tobacconist, Gilbert Turnbull Gardener, John Borthwick Merchant, James Douglas Gardener, John Wilkeison Baxter, and Robert Wood Litster, for themselves, as Magistrates, Office-bearers, Deacons of Crafts, and Members of the Town Council, of the said Borough, and in Name and Behalf of the Town Council, and Whole Burgesses, Inhabitants, and Community thereof, adhering to them; complaining of several Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland; of the 19th of January, 1st, 8th, and 16th of February, 1737/8, made on the Behalf of John Haswell, alleging to be present Provost of the Borough of Jedburgh, Alexander Waugh, Andrew Frame, Alexander Jerden, and John Young, Merchants, present Baillies of the said Borough, George Riddle Merchant, present Dean of Guild of the said Borough, John Winterup Merchant, present Treasurer thereof, John Smith, James Douglas, William Sleigh, William Young, Robert Winterup, George Scougald, all Six Merchants, John Oliver, and William Brown Tobacconist, Robert Dick Litster, and Thomas Rutherfoord Writer in the said Borough, Ten of the present Counsellors, George Shortred Shoemaker, and present Deacon of the Shoemakers and One of the present Council Deacons there, James Johnson Baxter, Thomas Smaill Tobacconist, James Haswell Writer, John White Merchant, Andrew Rutherfoord Younger, Glover, David Wright Barber, Cornelius Inglis Merchant, George Ballerwell, Richard Hair, and Richard Dick, Shoemakers, William Oliver Smith, Robert Rutherfoord Sadler, John Fiddes and James Scott Glovers, John Common and William Ballantine Weavers, John Porteous, Andrew Borthwick, and Walter Reidford, Taylors, Robert Binyie Mason, Henry Young Glazier, William Coverhill and Robert Donaldson Wrights, and Walter Scott and Robert Henderson Fleshers, all in the said Borough of Jedburgh; for themselves, as Magistrates, Office-bearers, Deacons of Crafts, and Members of the Town Council, of the said Borough, and also as Burgesses, Gild Brethren, Members of Incorporation, and Inhabitants, respectively, of the said Borough, and in Name and Behalf of the Town Council and Whole Burgesses, Inhabitants and Community thereof, adhering to them; and praying, "That the said Interlocutors, so far as they are in the Appeal recited, may be reversed, varied, or amended; and that the Appellants may obtain such Relief as this House shall find just:" As also upon the joint and several Answer of the said John Haswell and the Persons last named put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Judgement.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Interlocutor of the Lords of Session, of the 19th of January last, whereby the Elections of the Appellants were reduced at the Suit of the Respondents, be affirmed: And it is Declared, That the Elections of Counsellors and Magistrates for the Borough of Jedburgh, insisted on by the Respondents, were irregular and void: And it is therefore further Ordered and Adjudged, That the same be reduced; and that so much of the other Interlocutors complained of, whereby the Court of Session decerned in the Declarator, at the Instance of the Respondents, and assoilzied from the Reduction at the Instance of the Appellants, with regard to all the Elections thereby quarrelled (excepting those of Robert Winterup and George Scougald), be reversed.

Deeds, &c. of Papists, enroling, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time for Enrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists; and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers, Devisees, and Lessees."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Ballastage Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing of an Act, made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for the better Regulation of Lastage and Ballastage in the River Thames."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Prisoners for Debt, for Relief of, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of such Prisoners for Debt as have, by unavoidable Accidents, lost the Benefit of an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for Relief of Insolvent Debtors;" and for the Indemnity of such Sheriffs and Gaolers as have incurred any Penalties on account of such Prisoners not being discharged; and for extending the Benefit of the said Act to Creditors, whose Debtors were committed to Prison since the First Day of January One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty, and were detained there upon the First Day of January One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty-six, and have chose to continue there."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 17o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Devon.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Kent.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Derby.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Rockingham.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Graham.
Comes Ker.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Malton.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Lymington.
Viscount Harcourt.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Harrington, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Poulet.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.

PRAYERS.

Scot & al. against Magistrates of Glasgow.

The Answer of the Magistrates and Town Council of Glasgow, to the Appeal of Andrew Scot Deacon, and the other Members of the Incorporation of Baxters in Glasgow, was brought in.

Messages from H. C. with a Bill; and to return May's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Trustees to grant Building Leases of certain Messuages, in the Parishes of Saint Martin in the Fields and Saint Clement Danes, in the County of Middlesex, late the Estate of Henry May Esquire, deceased;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Packer's Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate late of Robert Packer Esquire, deceased, in the County of Berks, for discharging Encumbrances thereupon;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That an attested Copy thereof be, and is hereby, referred to Mr. Justice Denton and Mr. Justice Comyns; who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing them, and perusing the said attested Copy of the Bill, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands.

Scot & al. against Magistrates of Glasgow.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Andrew Scot and others are Appellants, and the Magistrates and Town Council of Glasgow Respondents:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Liverpool Dock, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Time granted by an Act passed in the Third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George, intituled, An Act for enlarging the Time granted by an Act passed in the Eighth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, An Act for making a convenient Dock, or Bason, at Liverpool, for the Security of all Ships trading to and from the said Port of Liverpool; and for enlarging the same, by making an additional Dock, and building a Pier in the open Harbour there; and for enlightening the said Dock."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Steward.
D. Leeds.
D. Bedford.
D. Montagu.
D. Kent.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
D. Greenwich.
D. Manchester.
E. Derby.
E. Pembroke.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Ilay.
E. Strafford.
E. Cowper.
E. Harborough.
E. Pomfret.
E. Fitzwalter.
Vis. Fauconberg.
L. Abp. Cant.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. B. Sarum.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. B. Norwich.
L. B. Glocester.
L. B. Oxon.
L. B. St. Asaph.
L. B. Bangor.
Ld. Harrington, Sec.
L. Delawarr.
L. Clifton.
L. Carteret.
L. Hervey.
L. Hay.
L. Masham.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Romney.
L. Cadogan.
L. Ducie.
L. Hobart.
L. Monson.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Thursday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Bernard & al. Nat. Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to naturalize Herman Bernard and John Bosquain," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which they found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Nairne to sue, notwithstanding his Attainder, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Nairne to sue, or maintain any Action or Suit, notwithstanding his Attainder; and to remove any Disability in him, by reason of his said Attainder, to take or inherit any Real or Personal Estate that may or shall hereafter descend or come to him;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

May to take the Name of Knight, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Thomas May Esquire and his Sons, and the Heirs Male of their Bodies, to take and use the Surname of Knight, pursuant to the Will of Elizabeth Knight, deceased."

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. Allen and Mr. Spicer:

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

Ballastage Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing of an Act, made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for the better Regulation of Lastage and Ballastage in the River Thames."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Deeds, &c. of Papists, Enrolment of, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time for Enrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists; and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers, Devisees, and Lessees."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Minehead Harbour, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Terms and Powers granted and given by the Acts passed in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King William, and the Tenth Year of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, for recovering, securing, and keeping in Repair, the Harbour of Minehead, in the County of Somerset."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Prisoners for Debt, for Relief of, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of such Prisoners for Debt as have, by unavoidable Accidents, lost the Benefit of an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for Relief of Insolvent Debtors;" and for the Indemnity of such Sheriffs and Gaolers as have incurred any Penalties on account of such Prisoners not being discharged; and for extending the Benefit of the said Act to Creditors, whose Debtors were committed to Prison since the First Day of January One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty, and were detained there upon the First Day of January One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty-six, and have chose to continue there."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Brentford Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by Two Acts of Parliament, One of the Third, and the other of the Tenth, Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for repairing the Highways from that Part of Counters Bridge which lies in the Parish of Kensington, in the County of Middlesex (leading through the Towns of Brentford and Hounslow), to The Powder Mills, in the Road to Staines, and to Cranford Bridge, in the said County, in the Road to Colnbroke."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Meux to take the Name of Massingberd, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable William Massingberd Esquire, heretofore called William Meux, and the Heirs Male of his Body, to take and use the Surname of Massingberd, pursuant to a Settlement made by Sir William Massingberd Baronet, deceased."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Lemsford Mill Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted and given by an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George, for repairing the Road from Lemsford Mill, in the County of Hertford, to Welwyn, and from thence to Cory's Mill, and from Welwyn (through Codicot) to Hitchin, in the said County; and also for repairing the Roads from Cory's Mill to Hitchin aforesaid."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

And Messages were severally ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

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

D. of Somerset's Privilege, Committee put off.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee of Privileges, on the Matter of the Complaint of a Breach of Privilege against the Duke of Somerset, by William Allanson Esquire, be put off from To-morrow, to that Day Sevennight.

Berington against Parkhurst & al.:

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for arguing the Errors assigned upon a Writ of Error brought into this House, wherein Samuel Berington, on the Demise of John Dormer Esquire, is Plaintiff, and John Parkhurst Esquire and others are Defendants:"

Errors to be argued.

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Errors argued, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Yorkshire Cloths, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating the Manufacture of Narrow Woollen Cloths, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

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

Address, for Letters, &c. on Spanish Affairs.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, "That He will be graciously pleased to give Directions, that there be laid before this House, Copies of the Duke of Newcastle's Letter to Mr. Keene, dated the 4th of November 1737, and of the Draught of a Memorial therein enclosed, to be presented to the King of Spain; and of any other Memorials presented to His Catholic Majesty, or Letters wrote by Mr. Keene to any of His Catholic Majesty's Ministers in Consequence thereof; and also Copies of Monsr. La Quadra's Letter to Mr. Keene, dated the 10th of February 1738; and of the Duke of Newcastle's Letter, dated the 17th of March 1737/8, and of the Draught of a Letter therein enclosed, to be written by Mr. Keen to Monsr. La Quadra."

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

Murray against Cathcart & al.

After hearing Counsel, in Part, upon the Petition and Appeal of Mr. Hugh Murray Kynnynmound Advocate, and others, to which Colonel James Cathcart and others are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be adjourned till To-morrow; and that the Hearing of One Counsel for each Party, in relation to the Matter of the Petitions of the Respondents to Sir Hew Dalrymple's Appeal, presented to this House on Tuesday last, which is appointed for To-morrow, be put off to the next Day; and the Cause for that Day be put off to Friday next; and the other Causes removed in Course.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 18o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Petriburgh.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Asaphen.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Finlater.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Graham.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Poulet.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Lovell.

PRAYERS.

Ely Fens draining, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the effectual Draining and Preservation of certain Fens, called Cawdle Fenn, Waterden, and Redmoor, and One Piece of Fen Ground, called The Holts, in the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge."

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

L. President.
D. Montagu.
D. Newcastle.
D. Manchester.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Clarendon.
E. Jersey.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Loudoun.
E. Finlater.
E. Ilay.
E. Strafford.
E. Tankerville.
E. Stanhope.
E. Pomfret.
E. Fitzwalter.
Vis. Fauconberg.
L. Abp. Cant.
L. Bp. Hereford.
L. Bp. Sarum.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Glocester.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Clinton.
L. Poulet.
L. Carteret.
L. Weston.
L. Hervey.
L. Cathcart.
L. Hay.
L. Foley.
L. Romney.
L. Ducie.
L. Hobart.
L. Monson.
L. Lovell.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet at the usual Time and Place, on Thursday next; and to adjourn as they please.

Rotherhith Church, Bill:

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers granted by an Act of Parliament, made and passed in the Third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George, intituled, An Act to enable the Parishioners of the Parish of Saint Mary, Rotherith, in the County of Surrey, by certain Funeral Rates therein mentioned, to finish the said Parish Church; and to enable the said Parishioners to raise such further Sums of Money as shall be necessary for purchasing a convenient Piece of Ground for an additional Burial Ground, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which they found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Byde, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Catherine Byde Widow and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Mills, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Parishes of Ware and Great Amwell, in the County of Hertford (being Part of the Estate of Thomas Plummer Byde an Infant, and comprized in his Grandfather's Marriage Settlement) in the Governor and Company of The New River brought from Chadwell and Amwell to London, and their Successors; and for securing a perpetual Rent Charge in Lieu thereof, for the Benefit of the Persons claiming under the said Settlement."

Edgworth against Edgworth.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Robert Edgworth Gentleman, a Minor, by his Guardian Robert Roberts Esquire; complaining of several Orders of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, of the 13th of December, and 27th and 28th of February last, made in a Cause wherein Packington Edgworth Esquire was Plaintiff, and Edward Edgworth Esquire and the Appellant and others were Defendants; and praying, "That the said Orders may be reversed, and Packington Edgworth's Bill dismissed with Costs; and that the House will be pleased to make such Order, for the Preservation of the Appellant's Remainders in the Appeal mentioned, as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom shall seem just:"

It is Ordered, That the said Edward Edgworth and Packington Edgworth 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 Tuesday the 23d Day of May next; and that Service of this Order on their respective Attornies or Clerks in the said Court of Exchequer in Ireland be deemed good Service.

Marq. Annandale, peremptorily to answer E. Hoptoun's Appeal.

The House was informed, "That George Marquis of Annandale had not put in his Answer to the Cross Appeal of Charles Earl of Hoptoun and his Countess, though due Service had been made of the Order of this House for that Purpose."

And thereupon an Affidavit, made by Charles Robertson Writer in Edinburgh, of the said Service, being read:

Ordered, That the said Marquis do put in his Answer peremptorily to the said Appeal, in a Week.

Inverness Duty on Beer, Bill:

The Earl of Findlater reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, on each Pint of Ale and Beer, that shall be vended or sold within the Town of Inverness, and Privileges thereof, for paying the Debts of the said Town, and other Purposes therein mentioned," was committed: "That the Committee had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which they found to be true; and that they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Bernard & al. Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Herman Bernard and John Bosquain."

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. Allen and Mr. Spicer:

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

Naish's Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Real and Personal Estate of Hugh Naish Esquire (who was late a Prisoner in His Majesty's Prison of The Fleet, and escaped out of the same), in Trustees, for the Benefit of his Creditors:"

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

Nairne to sue, notwithstanding his Attainder, Bill: His Majesty's Consent to it.

The Duke of Newcastle acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, having been apprized of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Nairn to sue, or maintain any Action or Suit, notwithstanding his Attainder; and to remove any Disability in him, by reason of his said Attainder, to take or inherit any Real or Personal Estate that may or shall hereafter descend or come to him," was pleased to consent thereunto, so far as the Interest of the Crown is concerned."

Then the said Bill being read a Second Time:

Ordered, That the same be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet at the usual Time and Place To-morrow; and to adjourn as they please.

Murray against Colonel Cathcart & al.

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the amended Petition and Appeal of Mr. Hugh Murray Kynnynmound of Melqum and Kynnynmound Advocate, accepting Trustee named in the last Settlement of Sir James Rochead of Innerleith Baronet, deceased, in Behalf of the whole Persons for whose Behoof the said Trust Right is granted, and of James Dalrymple, Second Son of Sir James Dalrymple of Haills Baronet, and Hugh Somervell of Innerteill, Writer to His Majesty's Signet, Tutor ad Litem to the said James Dalrymple, an Infant; complaining of several Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 26th of January and 9th and 14th of February last, made on the Behalf of Colonel James Cathcart and Mrs. Elizabeth Rochead; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, and such other Relief given the Appellants as to this House shall seem meet:" As also upon the Answer of the said Colonel James Cathcart and Mrs. Elizabeth Rochead; and the several Answers of Sir Francis Kinloch Baronet and Dame Mary his Wife, and Sir James Dalrymple of Haills Baronet, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Judgement.

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 Interlocutors therein complained of be, and the same are hereby, affirmed:

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 19o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Devon.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Berks.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Graham.
Comes Ker.
Comes Malton.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Poulet.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Talbot.

PRAYERS.

Binbrook Common enclosing, Bill:

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and dividing the Common Fields and Common Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Binbrook, in the County of Lincoln," stands committed, be revived; and meet To-morrow.

Land Tax Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty-eight;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Westminster Bridge, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge cross the River Thames, from The Wool-staple or thereabouts, in the Parish of St. Margaret, in the City of Westminster, to the opposite Shore, in the County of Surrey;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Derby Road, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Nathaniel Curzon and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads from the Town of Loughborough, in the County of Leicester, to the Town of Derby, in the County of Derby; and from the said Town of Derby to the Town of Brassington, in the said County of Derby; and from the said Town of Derby, through the Town of Asheborne, in the said County of Derby, to Hurdloe House, in the Parish of Hartington, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Enlarging the Time for taking the Oaths, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to indemnify Persons who have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices, or to read the Prayers, and make the Declarations and Subscriptions required, within the respective Times limited by Law; and for allowing further Time for those Purposes;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bills were all read the First Time.

Vis. Molineux, Bill.

The Earl of Cholmondeley reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending a certain Trust and Power, contained in the Settlement made on the Marriage of Richard Lord Viscount Molyneux of the Kingdom of Ireland, with Mary Lady Molyneux his now Wife, for raising Portions for the Daughters of the said Marriage, and for the better ascertaining and more effectually securing the said Portions," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which they found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereunto."

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

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

Inverness, Duty on Beer, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, on each Pint of Ale and Beer that shall be vended or sold, within the Town of Inverness and Privileges thereof, for paying the Debts of the said Town, and 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. Thomas Bennet and Mr. Burroughs:

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

Christ Church rebuilding, Bill.

The Lord Onslow reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower the present Trustees under the last Will and Testament of John Marshall Gentleman, deceased, to lay out a certain Sum of Money now in their Hands, for pulling down and re-building the Parish Church of Christ Church, in the County of Surrey; and for enclosing a Piece of Ground, lately purchased, for an additional Church-yard to the said Church," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which they found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Petitions concerning Sir Henry Dalrymple's Appeal considered and Appeal dismissed.

This Day being appointed, for hearing One Counsel for each of the Parties, in relation to the Petitions presented to this House the 11th Instant, of Mary Buchan Spinster, and Sir Alexander Hamilton Hope Baronet, Respondents to the Appeal of Sir Hew Dalrymple Baronet; complaining of an Interlocutory Sentence of the Lords of Session in Scotland:

Counsel were called in, and heard accordingly, as well for the Appellant, as for the Petitioners the Respondents.

And being withdrawn:

It is Declared, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Appeal was brought too early, by reason of the Pendency of the Reclaiming Bill of the said Mary Buchan in the Court of Session in Scotland: And it is therefore hereby Ordered, That the said Appeal be dismissed; and that the said Court of Session do proceed to a final Determination of the Cause, according to Law and Justice; and that, after such Determination made, any of the Parties be at Liberty to appeal, as they shall be advised: And, to the End that any of the said Parties may have an Opportunity of appealing, without being prejudiced by the Dismission of the present Petition of Appeal, it is also Ordered, That, in case such Determination shall be made by the said Court of Session whilst the Parliament shall not be sitting, the Possession of the Estate in Question shall not be changed till after the End of Fourteen Days from the Beginning of the then next Session of Parliament; but in case such Determination shall be made whilst the Parliament shall be litting, then such Possession shall not be changed till after the End of Twenty Days from the Time of such Determination: And it is further Ordered, That the said Appellant do pay, or cause to be paid, to the Respondent the said Mary Buchan, the Sum of Thirty Pounds, for her Costs in respect of the said Appeal.

Naish's Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Real and Personal Estate of Hugh Naish Esquire (who was late a Prisoner in His Majesty's Prison of The Fleet, and escaped out of the same) in Trustees, for the Benefit of his Creditors."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Byde's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Mills, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Parishes of Ware and Great Amwell, in the County of Hertford (being Part of the Estate of Thomas Plummer Byde Esquire, an Infant, and comprized in his Grandfather's Marriage Settlement) in the Governor and Company of The New River brought from Chadwell and Amwell to London, and their Successors; and for securing a perpetual Rent-charge in Lieu thereof, for the Benefit of the Persons claiming under the said Settlement."

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

L. President.
L. Steward.
D. Beaufort.
D. Leeds.
D. Devon.
D. Montagu.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
E. Suffolk.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Litchfield.
E. Coventry.
E. Loudoun.
E. Findlater.
E. Ilay.
E. Cowper.
E. Harborough.
Vis. Fauconberg.
L. Abp. Cant.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Glocester.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Delawarr.
L. Poulet.
L. Bruce.
L. Carteret.
L. Weston.
L. Hervey.
L. Cathcart.
L. Hay.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Romney.
L. Cadogan.
L. Ducie.
L. Walpole.
L. Hobart.
L. Monson.
L. Talbot.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet at the usual Time and Place, on Wednesday the 3d Day of May next; and to adjourn as they please.

Douglas to sue, notwithstanding his Attainder, Bill.

The Earl of Findlater reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable William Douglas, Eldest lawful Son to Sir Robert Douglas of Glenbervie Baronet, to sue or maintain any Action or Suit, notwithstanding his Attainder; and to remove any Disability in him, by reason of his said Attainder, to take or inherit any Real or Personal Estate that may have descended or come to him since His late Majesty's most Gracious Pardon, dated the Sixth Day of February, in the Sixth Year of His Reign, or that shall hereafter descend or come to him," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Nairne to sue, notwithstanding his Attainder, Bill.

His Lordship made the like Report from the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Nairne to sue, or maintain any Action or Suit, notwithstanding his Attainder; and to remove any Disability in him, by reason of his said Attainder, to take or inherit any Real or Personal Estate that may or shall hereafter descend or come to him," was committed.

King's Answer to Addtess.

The Lord Chamberlain acquainted the House, "That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) presented to His Majesty their Lordships Address of Monday last, for Copies of Letters and Memorials relating to the Spanish Depredations; and that His Majesty had been pleased to give Order, that the Copies desired should be laid before the House."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 20o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Devon.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Kent.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Rockingham.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Graham.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Malton.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Harcourt.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Poulet.
Ds. Lynne.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Talbot.

PRAYERS.

Liverpool Dock, Bill.

The Earl of Cholmondeley reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Time granted by an Act passed in the Third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George, intituled, An Act for enlarging the Time granted by an Act passed in the Eighth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, An Act for making a convenient Dock, or Bason, at Liverpool, for the Security of all Ships trading to and from the said Port of Liverpool; and for enlarging the same, by making an additional Dock, and building a Pier in the open Harbour there, and for enlightening the said Dock," was committed: "That they had examined the Allegations of the Bill, which they found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Yorkshire Cloths, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick made the like Report from the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating the Manufacture of Narrow Woollen Cloths, in The West Riding of the County of York," was committed.

Ely Fens draining, Bill.

His Lordship also made the like Report from the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the effectual Draining and Preservation of certain Fens, called Cawdle Fenn, Waterden, and Redmoor, and One Piece of Fen Ground, called The Holts, in the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge," was committed.

Visc. Molyneux's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending a certain Trust and Power, contained in the Settlement made on the Marriage of Richard Lord Viscount Molyneux of the Kingdom of Ireland with Mary Lady Molyneux his now Wife, for raising Portions for the Daughters of the said Marriage; and for the better ascertaining and more effectually securing the said Portions."

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. Thomas Bennet and Mr. Burroughs:

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

Derby Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads from the Town of Loughborough, in the County of Leicester, to the Town of Derby, in the County of Derby, and from the said Town of Derby to the Town of Brassington, in the said County of Derby, and from the said Town of Derby, through the Town of Asheborne, in the said County of Derby, to Hurdloe-house, in the Parish of Hartington, in the said County."

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

L. President.
L. Steward.
D. Leeds.
D. Montagu.
D. Portland.
D. Greenwich.
D. Manchester.
E. Pembroke.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Litchfield.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Ilay.
E. Strafford.
E. Effingham.
Vis. Fauconberg.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Sarum.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Delawarr.
L. Poulet.
L. Hervey.
L. Cathcart.
L. Hay.
L. Masham.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Romney.
L. Cadogan.
L. Monson.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet at the usual Time and Place, To-morrow; and to adjourn as they please.

Speen Mead, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick presented to the House (pursuant to their Lordships Order of the 14th of March last) a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the enclosing and dividing the Common Mead, or Moor, called Speen Mead, or Speen Moor, in the County of Berks."

And the same was read the First Time.

Enlarging the Time for taking the Oaths, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to indemnify Persons who have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices, or to read the Prayers, and make the Declarations and Subscriptions, required within the respective Times limited by Law; and for allowing further Time for those Purposes."

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

Land Tax, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirtyeight."

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

Westminster Bridge, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge cross the River Thomas, from The Woolstaple, or thereabouts, in the Parish of Saint Margaret, in the City of Westminster, to the opposite Shore, in the County of Surrey."

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

Naish's Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for receiving the Report of the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Real and Personal Estate of Hugh Naish Esquire (who was late a Prisoner in His Majesty's Prison of The Fleet, and escaped out of the same) in Trustees, for the Benefit of his Creditors:"

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

Nairne to sue, notwithstanding his Attainder, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Nairne to sue, or maintain any Action or Suit, notwithstanding his Attainder; and to remove any Disability in him, by reason of his said Attainder, to take or inherit any Real or Personal Estate, that may or shall hereafter descend or come to him."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Douglas to sue, notwithstanding his Attainder, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable William Douglas, Eldest lawful Son to Sir Robert Douglas of Glenbervie Baronet, to sue, or maintain any Action or Suit, notwithstanding his Attainder; and to remove any Disability in him, by reason of his said Attainder, to take or inherit any Real or Personal Estate, that may have descended or come to him, since His late Majesty's most Gracious Pardon, dated the Sixth Day of February, in the Sixth Year of His Reign, or that shall hereafter descend or come to him."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Rotherhith Church, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers granted by an Act of Parliament, made and passed in the Third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George, intituled, An Act to enable the Parishioners of the Parish of Saint Mary, Rotherhith, in the County of Surrey, by certain Funeral Rates therein mentioned, to finish the said Parish Church; and to enable the said Parishioners to raise such further Sums of Money as shall be necessary, for purchasing a convenient Piece of Ground for an additional Burial Ground; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Christ Church re-building, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower the present Trustees under the last Will and Testament of John Marshall Gentleman, deceased, to lay out a certain Sum of Money now in their Hands, for pulling down and re-building the Parish Church of Christ Church, in the County of Surrey; and for enclosing a Piece of Ground, lately purchased, for an additional Church-yard to the said Church."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

And Messages were severally ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

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

Frauds of Tenants to prevent, Bill.

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

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Warwick reported from the said Committee, "That they had made a 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 the House be put into a Committee again, to consider further of the said Bill, on Monday next.

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

1 Decst in Originali.