House of Lords Journal Volume 26
January 1742

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 26: January 1742', Journal of the House of Lords volume 26: 1741-1746 (1767-1830), pp. 22-49. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114145 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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January 1742

DIE Jovis, 14o Januarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Fredericus Princeps Walliæ.

Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Glocestriens.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Landavens.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Lothian.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Berks.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Morton.
Comes Moray.
Comes Home.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Ker.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Effingham.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Lymington.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Harrington, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Brooke.
Ds. Poulet.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Conway.
Ds. Somerville.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Talbot.
Ds. Chedworth.

PRAYERS.

Sir C. Cotterell, Leave for a Bill, to take the Name of Dormer.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Clement Cottrell Dormer Knight, formerly called Sir Clement Cottrell; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to establish and confirm in and upon the Petitioner and his Two Sons, and the other Persons entitled in Remainder under the Will of James Dormer, of Rowsham, in the County of Oxford, Esquire, late Lieutenant General of His Majesty's Forces, deceased, the Surname of Dormer, according to the Tenor and Purport of the said Will:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, as desired.

D. Norfolk & al. against Sir A. Murray & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Thomas Duke of Norfolk and others, principal Tacksmen of Sir Alexander Murray's Mines, lying within the Shires of Argyle and Peebles; complaining of Part of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary, of the 28th November 1741; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 19th of December last, whereby they adhered to the said former Interlocutor; and praying, "That the same may be reversed; and that the Appellants may have such Relief as to the House in their great Wisdom shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the said Sir Alexander Murray and his Creditors 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 11th Day of February next; and that Service of this Order on their Procurators or Agents in the Court of Session be deemed good Service.

Udney against Spence.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Alexander Udney of Udney Esquire; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 12th November 1741, made on the Behalf of John Spence; and of another Interlocutor of the same Lords, of the 19th of December following, whereby they adhered to their former Interlocutor; and praying, "That the same may be reversed; and that the Appellant may have such Relief as to the House in their great Wisdom shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Spence may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and he is hereby required to put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the 11th Day of February next; and that Service of this Order on his Procurator or Agent in the Court of Session be deemed good Service.

E. Anglesey against Annesley.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Richard Earl of Anglesey is Appellant, and Charles Annesley Esquire Respondent:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Monday the 8th Day of February next.

Baillie to enter into Recognizance for C. Leslie and his Two Sons.

The House being moved, "That Alexander Baillie of Lyon's-Inn Gentleman may be permitted to enter into Recognizances, upon the several Appeals of Charles Count Leslie and his Eldest and Second Sons; they all being absent:"

It is Ordered, That the said Alexander Baillie may enter into Recognizances for the said Appellants, as desired.

Papers relating to Rear Admiral Haddock, Sir J. Norris, Vice Admiral Vernon, &c. delivered:

The Duke of Newcastle, by His Majesty's Command, presented to the House, pursuant to their Lordships Addresses of the 18th and 22d of December last,

"Divers Papers, with Lists thereof."

Which were read, as follow:

Admiral Haddock's;

"List I.

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Rear Admiral Haddock, June 6th, 1739;" enclosing,

"Copy of Instructions for Rear Admiral Haddock, June 6th, 1739."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Rear Admiral Haddock, June 29th, 1739."

"Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Haddock, to the Duke of Newcastle; Somerset, at Sea, July 3d, 1739."

"Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Haddock, to the Duke of Newcastle; Somerset, at Sea, July 7th, 1739."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Rear Admiral Haddock."

"Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Haddock, to the Duke of Newcastle, so far as it concerns the committing any Hostilities against the Crown of Spain; Somerset, at Sea, July 23d, 1739."

"Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Haddock, to the Duke of Newcastle; Somerset, at Sea, July 24th, 1739."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Rear Admiral Haddock, September 5th, 1739."

"Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Haddock, to the Duke of Newcastle; Somerset, off of Cadiz, August 14th, 1739."

"Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Haddock, to the Duke of Newcastle, so far as it concerns the committing any Hostilities against the Crown of Spain; Somerset, off of Cadiz, September 6th, 1739."

"Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Haddock, to the Duke of Newcastle, so far as it concerns the committing any Hostilities against the Crown of Spain; Somerset, at Sea, September 26th, 1739;" enclosing,

"Copy of a Paper, containing the Substance of the Bill of Loading of the Ship St. Joseph."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Rear Admiral Haddock, November 7th, 1739."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Rear Admiral Haddock, November 7th, 1739;" enclosing,

"Copy of an Account given by the Captain of a Merchant Ship, of the taking The St. Jago."

"Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Haddock, to the Duke of Newcastle; Somerset, at Gibraltar, October 14th, 1739."

"Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Haddock, to the Duke of Newcastle; Somerset, Gibraltar Bay, October 7th, 1739."

"Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Haddock, to the Duke of Newcastle, so far as it concerns the committing any Hostilities against the Crown of Spain; Somerset, Gibraltar Bay, October 25th, 1739;" enclosing,

"Copy of a Letter from Consul Hammond, to Rear Admiral Haddock; Faro, October 19th, 1739."

"Copy of a Letter from Lord Augustus Fitzroy, to Rear Admiral Haddock; Eltham, October 25th, 1739."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Rear Admiral Haddock, December 6th, 1739."

"Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Haddock, to the Duke of Newcastle, so far as it concerns the committing any Hostilities against the Crown of Spain; Somerset, Gibraltar Bay, November 18th, 1739."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Rear Admiral Haddock, February 14th, 1739/40;" enclosing,

"Copy of a Paper of Intelligence, No 1.

"Copy of a Paper of Intelligence, No 2."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Rear Admiral Haddock, February 27th, 1739/40;" enclosing,

"Extract of a Letter from Antwerp, February 11th/22d, 1739/40."

"Copy of a Paper of Intelligence."

"Extracts of Letters from Vigo and Oporto, January 1st/12, and 12th/23d, 1739/40."

"Extract of a Letter from Consul Jackson, to the Duke of Newcastle, Genoa, January 30/February 10th, 1739/40."

"Depositions of Captain Luck."

"Extract of a Letter from Consul Jackson, to the Duke of Newcastle; Genoa, 9/20th February, 1739/40."

"Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Haddock, to the Duke of Newcastle; Somerset, Gibraltar Bay, January 13th, 1739/40;" enclosing,

"Bill of Loading of The St. Jago."

"Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Haddock, to the Duke of Newcastle; Somerset, Gibraltar Bay, February 6th, 1739;" enclosing,

"Disposition of His Majesty's Ships, under the Command of Rear Admiral Haddock, January 21st, 1739/40."

"Copy of Major General Anstruther's Letter to Rear Admiral Haddock, January 30, 1739."

"Extract of a Spanish Letter, translated and intercepted."

"Copy of William Luck's Declaration."

"Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Haddock, to the Duke of Newcastle, Somerset, Gibraltar Bay, February 9th, 1739/40."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Sir Chal'r Ogle, March 25th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Sir Chal'r Ogle, to the Duke of Newcastle, so far as it concerns the committing any Hostilities against the Crown of Spain; Lancaster, in Gibraltar Bay, March 4th, 1739."

"Copy of a Letter from Sir Chaloner Ogle, to the Duke of Newcastle; Gibraltar Bay, March 7th, 1739/40."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Rear Admiral Haddock, so far as it concerns the committing any Hostilities against the Crown of Spain, April 4th, 1740;" enclosing,

"Copy of Advices from Spain."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Sir Chaloner Ogle, April 4th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Haddock, to the Duke of Newcastle; Somerset, Mahon Harbour, March 6th, 1739/40."

"Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Haddock, to the Duke of Newcastle, so far as it concerns the committing any Hostilities against the Crown of Spain; Somerset, Mahon Harbour, March 24th, 1739/40;" enclosing,

"Extract of a Letter from Consul Goldsworthy, to Rear Admiral Haddock, Leg'orn, March 8/19th, 1739/40."

"Copy of a Letter from the Secretary of Malta, to Lieutenant General Watchtendonk, February 1st/12, 1739/40."

"Extract of a Letter from Cadiz, to Consul Jackson, at Genoa, February 19th,/March 1, 1739/40."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Rear Admiral Haddock, Whitehall, April 18th, 1740;" enclosing,

"Advices from Cadiz, No 1.

"Advices from Cadiz, No 2.

"Copy of Advices from Madrid, No 3.

"Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Haddock, to the Duke of Newcastle; Somerset, Mahon Harbour, April 10th, 1740;" enclosing,

"Extract of a Letter from Gibraltar, March 30th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Gibraltar, April 2d, 1740."

"Extract of Intelligence from Gibraltar, of the Spanish Squadron being sailed from Caaiz, April 4th, 1740, O. S.

"List of Prisoners taken on board a Spanish Privateer, March 29th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Haddock, to the Duke of Newcastle; Ipswich, Mahon Harbour, April 21st, 1740;" enclosing,

"Copy of Orders to Sir Chaloner Ogle, January 21st, 1739/40."

"Extract of Orders to Sir Chaloner Ogle, April 14th, 1740."

"Copy of Orders to Sir Chaloner Ogle, April 15th, 1740."

"Extract of sundry Intelligences."

"Disposition of His Majesty's Ships under the Command of Rear Admiral Haddock, April 20th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Sir Chaloner Ogle, May 24th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Haddock to the Duke of Newcastle; Ipswich, at Mahon, May 7th, 1740;" enclosing,

Disposition of His Majesty's Ships at Mahon, and thereabouts."

"Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stone, to Sir Chaloner Ogle, May 27th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Sir Chaloner Ogle, to the Duke of Newcastle; Augusta, at Sea, May 29th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Sir Chaloner Ogle, to Mr. Stone; Augusta, in Gibraltar Bay, June 17th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Haddock, to the Duke of Newcastle, so far as it concerns the committing any Hostilities against the Crown of Spain; Somerset, at Sea, September 15th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Haddock, to the Duke of Newcastle, so far as it concerns the committing any Hostilities against the Crown of Spain; Mahon, August 30th, 1740;" enclosing,

"State and Condition of His Majesty's Ships, under the Command of Rear Admiral Haddock, August 30th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Rear Admiral Haddock, December 18th, 1740;" enclosing,

"Extract of a Letter from Consul Cayley, to the Duke of Newcastle; Faro, October 24/25th, 1740."

"Extract of a Letter from Consul Cayley, to the Duke of Newcastle, Faro, October 21st,/November 1st, 1740."

"Extract of a Letter from Consul Cayley, to the Duke of Newcastle; Faro, November 4/15th, 1740."

"Copy of a Paper, containing Advices from Spain, November 10th/21st, 1740;" and Translation.

"Copy of a Paper, containing Advices from Barcelona; and Translation."

"Extracts of Two Letters from Mr. Thompson, to the Duke of Newcastle; Paris, November 26th/December 7 and December 6/17th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Haddock, to the Duke of Newcastle; Somerset, Mahon Harbour, November 3d, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Haddock, to the Duke of Newcastle, so far as it concerns the committing any Hostilities against the Crown of Spain; Mahon Harbour, November 8th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Haddock, to the Duke of Newcastle, Mahon, January 13th, 1740/1;" enclosing,

"Disposition of His Majesty's Ships under the Command of Rear Admiral Haddock, January 13th, 1740/1."

"Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Haddock, to the Duke of Newcastle, so far as it concerns the committing any Hostilities against the Crown of Spain; Mahon Harbour, February 10th, 1740/1;" enclosing,

"Disposition of Ships in and about The Mediterranean, February 10th, 1740/1."

"Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Haddock, to the Duke of Newcastle, so far as it concerns the committing any Hostilities against the Crown of Spain; Mahon Harbour, February 20th, 1740/1;" enclosing,

"Copy of Rear Admiral Heddock's Orders to Captain Martin, of His Majesty's Ship The Ipswich, January 24th, 1740/1."

"Extract of Captain Watson's Journal of Intelligence, from the 6th to the 16th of February, 1740/1."

"Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Haddock, to the Duke of Newcastle; Mahon, March 18th, 1740/1" enclosing,

"State and Condition of Rear Admiral Haddock's Squadron, March 16th, 1740/1."

"Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stone, to Rear Admiral Haddock, May 14th, 1741."

"Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Haddock, to the Duke of Newcastle, so far as it concerns the committing any Hostilities against the Crown of Spain; Somerset, Mahon Harbour, April 24th, 1741."

"Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Haddock, to the Duke of Newcastle, so far as it concerns the committing any Hostilities against the Crown of Spain; Mahon, May 3d, 1741."

"Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stone, to Rear Admiral Haddock, June 2d, 1741."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Rear Admiral Haddock; June 20th, 1741."

"Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Haddock, to the Duke of Newcastle; Somerset, at Sea, May 31st, 1741;" enclosing,

"Result of a Council of War, May 7th, 1741."

"Extract of Intelligence, May 26th, 1741."

"Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Haddock, to the Duke of Newcastle, so far as it concerns the committing any Hostilities against the Crown of Spain; Somerset, Cape St. Vincent, June 7th, 1741;" enclosing,

"State and Condition of His Majesty's Ships under the Command of Rear Admiral Haddock, June 1st, 1741."

"Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Haddock, to the Duke of Newcastle; off Cape St. Marie's, June 19th, 1741."

"Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Haddock, to Mr. Stone, so far as it concerns the committing any Hostilities against the Crown of Spain; Somerset, Villa Nova Road, August 3d, 1741;" enclosing,

"Extract of a Letter from Consul Cayley, to Rear Admiral Haddock, Faro, July 28th/August 8 1741."

"Copy of a Letter from Captain Watson, to Rear Admiral Haddock, July 29th, 1741."

"Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stone, to Rear Admiral Haddock, so far as it concerns the committing any Hostilities against the Crown of Spain, September 15th, 1741."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Rear Admiral Haddock, so far as it concerns the committing any Hostilities against the Crown of Spain, November 11th, 1741."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Rear Admiral Haddock, so far as it concerns the committing any Hostilities against the Crown of Spain, November 26th, 1741."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Commodore Lestock, so far as it concerns the committing any Hostilities against the Crown of Spain, November 26th, 1741."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Rear Admiral Haddock, December 3d, 1741."

"Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Haddock, to the Duke of Newcastle; Gibraltar, November 25th, 1741."

Sir J. Norris's;

"List 2.

"Copy of the Lords Justices Instructions for Sir John Norris, June 19th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Sir John Norris, to the Duke of Newcastle; Spithead, June 24th, 1740;" enclosing,

"State of His Majesty's Ships under the Command of Sir John Norris, June 24th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Sir John Norris, so far as it concerns the committing any Hostilities against the Crown of Spain, June 26th, 1740;" enclosing,

"Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stone, to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, June 26th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Sir John Norris to the Duke of Newcastle, June 28th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle to Sir John Norris, July 1st, 1740;" enclosing,

"Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stone, to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, July 1st, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Sir John Norris, to the Duke of Newcastle, July 5th, 1740.

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Sir John Norris, July 8th, 1740;" enclosing,

"Copy of a Letter from Sir Chaloner Ogle to the Duke of Newcastle; Augusta, at Sea, May 29th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Sir Chaloner Ogle, to Mr. Stone; Gibraltar Bay, June 17th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stone, to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, July 8th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Sir John Norris, so far as it concerns the committing any Hostilities against the Crown of Spain, July 8th, 1740;" enclosing,

"Extract of Advices from Spain."

"Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stone, to Sir Chaloner Ogle, July 8th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Sir John Norris, to the Duke of Newcastle, July 8th, 1740;" enclosing,

"State of His Majesty's Ships under the Command of Sir Chalonor Ogle."

"Copy of a Letter from Sir John Norris to the Duke of Newcastle, so far as it concerns the committing any Hostilities against the Crown of Spain July 8th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Sir John Norris, to the Duke of Newcastle, so far as it relates to the committing any Hostilities against the Crown of Spain; St. Helens, July 9th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Sir John Norris, July 10th, 1740;" enclosing,

"Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stone, to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, July 10th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Sir Chaloner Ogle, to Mr. Stone; St. Helens, July 11th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Sir John Norris, to the Duke of Newcastle, July 12th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Sir John Norris, so far as it relates to the committing any Hostilities against the Crown of Spain, July 16th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Sir John Norris, to the Duke of Newcastle; St. Helens, July 17th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Sir John Norris, so far as it relates to the committing any Hostilities against the Crown of Spain, July 19th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Sir John Norris, to the Duke of Newcastle, so far as it relates to the committing any Hostilities against the Crown of Spain; Victory, at St. Helens, July 20th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Sir John Norris, July 22d, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Sir John Norris, to the Duke of Newcastle; Torbay, July 26th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Sir John Norris, to the Duke of Newcastle, so far as it relates to the committing any Hostilities against the Crown of Spain; Torbay, July 29th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Sir John Norris, to the Duke of Newcastle; Torbay, July 31st, 1740;" enclosing,

"Information of William Topley."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Sir John Norris, August 7th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Sir John Norris, to the Duke of Newcastle; Torbay, August 7th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Sir John Norris, to the Duke of Newcastle; Torbay, August 8th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Sir John Norris, to the Duke of Newcastle; Torbay, August 10th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Sir John Norris, so far as it relates to the committing any Hostilities against the Crown of Spain, August 12th, 1740;" enclosing,

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Colonel Bland; August 12th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from General Wade, to the Duke of Newcastle, July 30th, 1740;" enclosing,

"List of Ordnance Stores to be sent with the Troops on Board Sir John Norris's Squadron."

"Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stone, to Sir John Norris, August 14th, 1740;" enclosing,

"Copy of a Letter from Vice Consul Day; Ostend, August 11/22th, 1740."

"Copy of Advices from Bayonne, August 2/13, 1740; and Translation."

"Copy of Advices from Dover, August 13th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stone, to Sir John Norris, August 14th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Sir John Norris, to the Duke of Newcastle, so far as it relates to the committing any Hostilities against the Crown of Spain; Torbay, August 14th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Colonel Bland, to the Duke of Newcastle; Torbay, August 14th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stone, to Sir John Norris, so far as it relates to the committing any Hostilities against the Crown of Spain, August 19th, 1740;" enclosing,

"Extract of a Letter from Consul Parker; Oporto, July 20/31th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Consul Cayley; Faro, July 1st/12, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stone, to Colonel Bland, August 19th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Sir John Norris, to Mr. Stone; Torbay, August 17th, 1740;" enclosing,

"Copy of the Information of John Coll."

"Copy of a Paper of Intelligence."

"Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stone, to Sir John Norris, August 21st, 1740;" enclosing,

"Intelligence from Captain Jobson."

Extract of a Letter from Earl Waldegrave to the Duke of Newcastle, Paris, August 16/27th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Sir John Norris, to Mr. Stone, so far as it relates to the committing any Eostilities against the Crown of Spain; Torbay, August 18th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stone, to Sir John Norris, Torbay, August 22d, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Sir John Norris, to Mr. Stone, so far as it relates to the committing any Eostilities against the Crown of Spain; Torbay, August 22d, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Sir John Norris, to Mr. Stone; Torbay, August, 26th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Sir John Norris, August 28th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stone, to Sir John Norris, August 29th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Sir John Norris, to Mr. Stone, so far as it relates to the committing any Hostilities against the Crown of Spain, August 31st, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stone, to Sir John Norris, September 2d, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stone, to Sir John Norris, so far as it relates to the committing any Hostilities against the Crown of Spain, September 4th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stone, to Sir John Norris, September 5th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stone, to Sir John Norris, so far as it relates to the committing any Hos tilities against the Crown of Spain, September 5th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Sir John Norris, to Mr. Stone; Torbay, September 3d and 4th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stone, to Sir John Norris, so far as it relates to the committing any Hostilities against the Crown of Spain, September 8th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Sir John Norris, to Mr. Stone; Torbay, September 7th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Sir John Norris, to Mr. Stone, so far as it relates to the committing any Hostilities against the Crown of Spain; Torbay, September 8th, 1740;" enclosing,

"Copy of Orders to Sir Chaloner Ogle, September 8th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Sir John Norris, to Mr. Stone; Torbay, September 11th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Sir John Norris, to the Duke of Newcastle; Spithead, September 13th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Sir John Norris, September 15th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stone, to Sir John Norris, June 20th, 1741;" enclosing,

"Extract of the Lords Justices Instructions to Sir John Norris, June 18th, 1741."

"List of His Majesty's Ships under the Command of Rear Admiral Haddock, June 18th, 1741."

"Copy of a Letter from Sir John Norris, to Mr. Stone; Spithead, June 22d, 1741;" enclosing,

"State of His Majesty's Ships at Spithead, June 22d, 1741."

"Copy of a Letter from Sir John Norris, to Mr. Stone; St. Helens, June 25th, 1741."

"Copy of a Letter from Sir John Norris, to Mr. Stone, so far as it relates to the committing any Hostilities against the Crown of Spain; St. Helens, June 26th, 1741."

"Copy of a Letter from Sir John Norris, to Mr. Stone, so far as it relates to the committing any Hostilities against the Crown of Spain; at Sea, June 27th, 1741."

"Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stone, to Sir John Norris, so far as it relates to the committing any Hostilities against the Crown of Spain, August 7th, 1741."

"Copy of a Letter from Sir John Norris, to Mr. Stone; St. Helens, August 22d, 1741;" enclosing,

"Copy of Orders to Captain Ambrose, Commander of His Majesty's Ship The Rupert, August 6th, 1741."

"Copy of Orders to Captain Medley, Commander of His Majesty's Ship The Nassau, August 6th, 1741."

"Copy of the Lords Justices Instructions to Sir John Norris, so far as they relate to the committing any Hostilities against the Crown of Spain, September 10th, 1741;" enclosing,

"State of His Majesty's Ships under the Command of Rear Admiral Haddock, September 10th, 1741."

"Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stone, to Sir John Norris, September 15th, 1741."

"Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stone, to Sir John Norris, so far as it relates to the committing any Hostilities against the Crown of Spain, September 22d, 1741;" enclosing,

"Extract of a Letter from Consul Parker, to the Duke of Newcastle; Oporto, September 3d/14, 1741."

"Copy of a Letter from Sir John Norris, to Mr. Stone; Spithead, September 24th, 1741."

"Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stone, to Sir John Norris, so far as it relates to the committing any Hostilities against the Crown of Spain, September 25th, 1741;" enclosing,

"Copy of a Paper of Intelligence."

"Copy of a Letter from Sir John Norris, to Mr. Stone, so far as it relates to the committing any Hostilities against the Crown of Spain; Spithead, September 26th, 1741."

"Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stone, to Sir John Norris, September 29th, 1741;" enclosing,

"Extract of a Letter from Sir Charles Wager, to the Duke of Newcastle, September 28th, 1741;" enclosing,

"List of Sir John Norris's Squadron, September 28th, 1741."

"Copy of a Letter from Sir John Norris, to Mr. Stone; Spithead, September 30th, 1741."

"Copy of a Letter from Sir John Norris, to Mr. Stone; Spithead, October 9th, 1741."

"Copy of a Letter from Sir John Norris, to the Duke of Newcastle; Spithead, November 6th, 1741."

Admiral Vernon's;

"List 3.

"Copy of a Letter from Vice Admiral Vernon, to the Duke of Newcastle; Carthagena Harbour, April 1st, 1741;" enclosing,

"Copy of a Resolution of a Council of War, settling the Distribution of Booty taken at Land, during the present Expedition, held on board the Princess Carolina, March 5th, 1740/1."

"Copy of Instructions and Orders from Vice Admiral Vernon to Sir Chaloner Ogle, to command the Attack of the Forts St. Philip and St. Jago, with his Division; dated on Board The Princess Carolina, at Anchor off of Carthagena, the 6th March, 1740/1."

"Copy of a Report from the Four Captains sent down to Boca Chica, to make Observations of the Enemy's Situation and Works, and the Soundings thereabouts; dated the 8th March, 1740/1."

"Copy of a Resolution of a Council of War, held on board The Princess Carolina, March 8th, 17401."

"Copy of a Letter from Vice Admiral Vernon and Sir Chaloner Ogle, to Brigadier General Wentworth, March 11th, 1740/1."

"Copy of a Resolution of a Council of War, held on board his Majesty's Ship The Jersey, March 17th, 1740/1."

"Copy of a Resolution of a Council of War, held on board The Weymouth, March 21st, 1740/1."

"Copies of Letters from Vice Admiral Vernon, Sir Chaloner Ogle, and Commodore Lestock, to Brigadier General Wentworth; dated the 23d, 24th, and 25th March, 1740/1."

"Copy of an Order from Vice Admiral Vernon, to Commodore Lestock; Carthagena Harbour, March 27th, 1741."

"Copy of an Order from Vice Admiral Vernon, to Sir Chaloner Ogle; dated on board The Princess Carolina, in Carthagena Harbour, March 28th, 1741."

"Copy of a Resolution of a Council of War, held on board The Princess Carolina, Carthagena Harbour, March 30th, 1741."

"Extract of a Letter from Vice Admiral Vernon, to the Duke of Newcastle, Carthagena Harbour, April 26th, 1741;" enclosing,

"Copy of a Representation of the Commander in Chief and the Major General of the Land Forces, to Vice Admiral Vernon, April 2d, 1741."

"Copy of a Resolution of a Council of War, held on Board The Princess Carolina, in Carthagena Harbour, April 3d, 1741."

"Copies of Two Letters from Brigadier General Wentworth, to Vice Admiral Vernon; and of One from Vice Admiral Vernon and Sir Chaloner Ogle, in Answer thereto, April 4th, 1741."

"Copy of a Letter from Brigadier General Wentworth, to Vice Admiral Vernon; La Quinta, April 6th, 1741."

"Copy of a Letter from Vice Admiral Vernon and Sir Chaloner Ogle, to Brigadier General Wentworth; enclosing, a Plan for investing the Town of Carthagena, towards The Boquilla, April 6th, 1741."

"Copy of a Letter, and of a Resolution of a Council of War enclosed, from Brigadier General Wentworth, to Vice Admiral Vernon; and the Admiral and Sir Chaloner Ogle's Answer thereto, April 7th, 1741."

"Copy of a Resolution of a Council of War, of Land Officers, held at la Quinta, April 10th; 1741."

"Copy of a Resolution of a Council of War, held on Board His Majesty's Ship The Princess Carolina, in Carthagena Harbour, April 12th, 1741."

"Copies of the Resolution of a Council of War; of Land Officers, of 13th April, 1741, and the Answers from Vice Admiral Vernon and Sir Chaloner Ogle thereto, with a Letter from Brigadier General Wentworth to Vice Admiral Vernon, of the same Date; and the Resolution of a General Council of War, held the 14th April, 1741."

"An Account of the Landing Places near the Town of Carthagena, March 29th, 1741."

"Copies of Three Letters from Vice Admiral Vernon, to the Vice King of Sta. Fe; and Translations of the Vice King's Answers to them, between the 17th and 22d April, 1741."

"Copy, of a Letter from General Wentworth, to Vice Admiral Vernon, and the Admiral's Answer thereto, April 15th, 1741."

"Copies of the Resolutions of Two Councils of War, held on board The Princess Carolina, in Carthagena Harbour, the 23d and 24th of April, 1741."

Gibraltar.

"List 4th.

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Lieutenant General Sabine, June 6th, 1739."

"Copy of a Letter from Lieutenant General Sabine, to the Duke of Newcastle; Gibraltar, June 30th, 1739."

"Copy of a Letter from Lieutenant General Columbine, to the Duke of Newcastle; Gibraltar, October 24th, 1739."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Lieutenant General Sabine, October 29th, 1739."

"Copy of a Letter from Lieutenant General Columbine, to the Duke of Newcastle; Gibraltar, December 7th, 1739;" enclosing,

"An Account of the proclaiming (fn. 1) War at Gibraltar."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Major General Hargrave, March 24th, 1739/40."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Major General Hargrave, April 18th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Major General Hargrave, to the Duke of Newcastle; Gibraltar, June 16th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Mr. Couraud, to Major General Hargrave, July 21st, 1740;" enclosing,

"Copy of a Letter from the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, to the Duke of Newcastle, July 16th, 1740;" enclosing,

"Copy of a Letter from Consul Birtles, to Mr. Burchett; Genoa, July 2d/13th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Major General Hargrave, to the Duke of Newcastle, Gibraltar, September 19th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Major General Hargrave, to the Duke of Newcastle; Gibraltar, November 20th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Major General Hargrave, to the Duke of Newcastle; January 27th, 1740/1."

"Copy of a Letter from Major General Hargrave, to the Duke of Newcastle; Gibraltar, March 21st and 22d, 1740/1."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Major General Hargrave, May 4th, 1741."

"Copy of a Letter from Major General Hargrave, to the Duke of Newcastle; Gibraltar, April 25th, 1741."

"Copy of a Letter from Major General Hargrave, to the Duke of Newcastle; Gibraltar, May 26th, 1741."

"Copy of a Letter from Mr. Couraud, to Major General Hargrave, June 26th, 1741;" enclosing,

"Copy of Mons. Hop's Memorial, April20th,/May 1st, 1741."

"Translation of the same."

"Copy of a Letter from Major General Hargrave, to Mr. Couraud, July 29th, 1741."

"Copy of a Letter from Major General Hargrave, to the Duke of Newcastle; Gibraltar, September 7th, 1741."

"Copy of a Letter from Major General Hargrave, to the Duke of Newcastle; Gibraltar, October 5th, 1741."

"Copy of a Letter from Major General Hargrave, to the Duke of Newcastle; Gibraltar, November 5th, 1741."

"Copy of a Letter from Major General Hargrave, to the Duke of Newcastle; Gibraltar, November 22d, 1741."

"Copy of a Letter from Major General Hargrave, to the Duke of Newcastle; Gibraltar, November 24th, 1741."

Minorca.

"List 5th.

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Major General Anstruther, June 6th, 1739."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Major General Anstruther, June 6th, 1739;" enclosing,

"Copy of an Address to His Majesty, from Three of the Four Universities of Minorca:

And Translation of the same."

"Copy of a Letter from Major General Anstruther, to the Duke of Newcastle; Mahon, August 10th, 1739;" enclosing,

"Copy of a Letter from Major General Anstruther, to the Ministers of the Court of Royal Government, August 1st, 1739:

"And Translation of the same."

"Together with the said Ministers Answer, August 3d, 1739:

"And Translation of the same."

"Copy of a Letter from Major General Anstruther, to the Duke of Newcastle; Mahon, September 25th, 1739."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Major General Anstruther, October 29th, 1739."

"Copy of a Letter from Major General Anstruther, to the Duke of Newcastle; Mahon, December 22d, 1739."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Major General Anstruther, February 27th, 1739/40;" enclosing,

"Extract of a Letter from Antwerp, February 22d, 1740."

"Copy of a Paper of Intelligence."

"Extracts of a Letter from Vigo, of January 1st/12th; and of One from Oporto, of January 12th/23d, 1739/40."

"Extract of a Letter from Consul Jackson, to the Duke of Newcastle; Genoa, January 30th/February 10, 1739/40; enclosing,

"Copy of the Deposition of Captain Luck; Genoa, February 8th, 1740, N. S."

"Extract of a Letter from Consul Jackson, to the Duke of Newcastle; Genoa, February 9/20th, 1739/40."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Major General Anstruther, March 24th, 1739/40."

"Copy of a Letter from Major General Anstruther, to the Duke of Newcastle; Mahon, February 16th, 1739/40."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Major General Anstruther, April 4th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Major General Anstruther, to the Duke of Newcastle; Mabon, March 4th, 1739/40."

"Copy of a Letter from Major General Anstruther, to the Duke of Newcastle; Mahon, March 24th, 1739/40."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Major General Anstruther, April 18th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Major General Anstruther, to the Duke of Newcastle; Mahon, April 10th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Major General Anstruther, to the Duke of Newcastle; Mahon, April 22d, 1740;" enclosing,

"Copy of the Deposition of the Master of a Genoese Vessel; Mahon, April 23d, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Major General Anstruther, to the Duke of Newcastle; Mahon, May 8th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Major General Anstruther, to the Duke of Newcastle; Mahon, June 19th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Mr. Couraud, to Major General Anstruther, July 21st, 1740;" enclosing,

"Copy of a Letter from the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, to the Duke of Newcastle, July 16th, 1740;" enclosing,

"Copy of a Letter from Consul Birtles, to Mr. Burchett; Genoa, July 28/13, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Major General Anstruther, July 23d, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Major General Anstruther, to the Duke of Newcastle; Mahon, August 24th and 28th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Major General Anstruther, to the Duke of Newcastle; Mahon, December 16th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from Brigadier General Paget, to the Duke of Newcastle; Mahon, February 10th, 1740/1."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to the Commanding Officer at Minorca, May 4th, 1741."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to the Commanding Officer at Minorca, May 7th, 1741;" enclosing,

"Copy of a Letter from the Principal Officers of the Ordnance, to the Duke of Montagu, February 17th, 1740/1."

"Copy of a Letter from Lieutenant Colonel O'Farrell, to the Duke of Newcastle; Mahon, April 22d, 1741."

"Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stone, to Lieutenant Colonel O' Farrell, May 14th, 1741."

"Copy of a Letter from Lieutenant Colonel O' Farrell, to the Duke of Newcastle; Mahon, June 23d, 1741."

"Copy of a Letter from Lieutenant Colonel O' Farrell, to Lord Harrington; Mahon, June 23d, 1741;" enclosing,

"Copy of a Report of the Principal Officers of the Ordnance at Minorca, to Lieutenant Colonel O' Farrell, June 18th, 1741."

"Copy of a Letter from Lieutenant Colonel O' Farrell, to Mr. Stone; Mahon, August 14th, 1741."

"Copy of a Letter from Lieutenant Colonel O' Farrell, to the Duke of Newcastle; Mahon, October 3d, 1741;" enclosing,

"Copy of a Petition of the English Prisoners in Spain; Zaragosa Castle, May 19th, 1741."

Ordered, That the said Papers do lie on the Table.

The Duke of Newcastle acquainted the House, "That the remaining Papers desired by the said Addresses were transcribing, and would be ready to be laid before their Lordships the Beginning of next Week."

Papers relating to the Queen of Hungary delivered.

The Lord Harrington also, by His Majesty's Command, presented to the House, pursuant to their Lordships Address of the 22d of December last,

"Several Papers; with a List thereof."

And the same was read, as follows:

"Copy of the Queen of Hungary's Letter to the King, 29th December, 1740; and Translation."

"Copy of the King's Letter to the Queen of Hungary, 29th January, 1740/1 and Translation."

"Precis of Lord Harrington's Letter to Mr. Robinson, of 27th February, O. S. 1740/1, read by him to the Austrian Ministers; and Translation."

"Copy of Lord Harrington's Letter to Mr. Robinson, of 27th February, 1740/1 on which Mr. Robinson's Precis is founded."

"Copy of the Answer of the Court of Vienna, delivered to Mr. Robinson 23d March,/3 April, 1741;" enclosing,

"The Project of a Convention:

"And Translations."

"Copy of Lord Harrington's Letter, of the 5/16th March, 1740/1 the Contents of which are in Part referred to in the Answer of the Austrian Court to Mr. Robinson, of the 23d March,/3 April 1741."

"Copy of Count Ostein's Memorial, of the 6th/17 April, 1741; and Translation."

"Copy of Count Ostein's Memorial, 13/24th April, 1741; and Translation."

"Copy of the Paper delivered by Mr. Robinson to Count Sinzendorff, 16/27th April, 1741; and Translation."

"Copy of the Paper delivered by Count Sinzendorff to Mr. Robinson, at Vienna, 25th April,/6 May. 1741; and Translation."

"Translation, communicated by Mr. Robinson to the Austrian Ministers, of my Lord Harrington's Letter to him, of 17/28th April, 1741."

"Copy of the said Letter, of 17/28th April, 1741."

"Variations between Lord Harrington's Original Letter, dated 17/28th April, 1741, and Mr. Robinson's Translation."

"Copy of the Considential Note given by Mr. Robinson, the 6/17th May, 1741; and Translation."

"Copy of the Answer of the Court of Vienna, 13/24 May, 1741, to Lord Harrington's Letter of 17/28th April, to Mr. Robinson;" enclosing,

"Remarks upon the said Letter; and Translations."

"Copy of Count Ostein's Letter to Lord Harrington, dated at Brussels, 21st May, N. S. 1741; and Translation."

"Copy of the Treaty between His Majesty and the Queen of Hungary, dated at Hanover, 13/24th June, 1741; and Translation."

"Copy of the Paper dictated by Mr. Robinson to the Austrian Ministers, 18/29th June, 1741; and Translation."

"Copy of Lord Harrington's Letter to Mr. Robinson, of the 23 May,/3 June, on which Mr. Robinson's Paper of the 18/29th June is in Part founded."

"Copy of the Answer dictated to Mr. Robinson, by the Austrian Ministers, 23 June/4 July, 1741; and Translation."

"Copy of Count Ostein's Note, of 15/26th August, 1741, with the Paper enclosed; and Translations."

"Copy of the Answer to Count Ostein's Note; and Translation."

Copy of the Paper given by Mr. Robinson, towards the End of August, after his Return from his First Journey to Silesia; and Translation."

"Copy of the Paper given by Mr. Robinson, in the Beginning of September, after his Return from his Second Journey to Silesia; and Translation."

Ordered, That the said Papers do lie on the Table.

E. of Oxford introduced:

Edward Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer, claiming by virtue of a special Limitation contained in a Patent granted to Robert Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer, bearing Date the 23d Day of May, in the 10th Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, was this Day (in his Robes) introduced, between the Earl of Shaftesbury and the Earl of Litchfield, also in their Robes; the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, and the Deputy Earl Marshal of England, preceding.

His Lordship presented his Patent, on his Knee, to the Lord Chancellor, at the Woolsack; who delivered it to the Clerk; and the same was read, at the Table.

His Writ of Summons was also read, and is as follows:

His Writ of Summons.

George the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. To Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousin Edward Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer, Greeting. Whereas, by reason of certain arduous and urgent Affairs, concerning Us, and the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and of the Church, We did lately, with the Advice and Consent of Our Council, ordain Our present Parliament to be held, at Our City of Westminster, on the Twenty-fifth Day of June, in the Fifteenth Year of Our Reign; which Parliament hath been from that Time prorogued, by Our Writ, to and until the Sixth Day of August next ensuing, at Our City aforesaid, to be then there held: We, strictly (fn. 2) enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs, and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present, at the said Day and Place, with us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers, of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice; and this you may in no wise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

"Witness, John Archbishop of Canterbury, and other Guardians and Justices of the Kingdom, at Westminster, the Thirteenth Day of July, in the Fifteenth Year of Our Reign.

"Bisse."

Which done; the said Earl 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; and was then seated in his due Place on the Earls Bench.

Motion for considering the Order for clearing the House.

The House being moved, "That the Standing Order of the 25th of January, 1720, directing, "That when an Order of the Day is appointed to be read, for taking any Public Business into Consideration, the Lord on the Woolsack do stop the Reading of the Order, till the House should be cleared of all Persons that had no Right to be there at that Time," might be read:"

The same was read accordingly.

And it being moved, "That the said Order be taken into Consideration on Monday next:"

The same was objected to.

And it being moved, "That the House do now adjourn to Tuesday next:"

The Question was put thereupon.

And it was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 19o Januarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Fredericus Princeps Walliæ.

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Glocestriens.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Landavens.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Ds. Hervey, C. P. S.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Lothian.
Comes Derby.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Berks.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Morton.
Comes Moray.
Comes Home.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Rockingham.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Graham.
Comes Ker.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Effingham.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Lymington.
Viscount Harcourt.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Harrington, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Dudley.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. North.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Brooke.
Ds. Poulet.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Leigh.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Conway.
Ds. Somerville.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Lovell.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Talbot.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds. Chedworth.

PRAYERS.

Lords sworn.

The Lords following took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes:

James Earl of Salisbury.

John Earl of Radnor.

Charles Earl of Tankerville.

John Earl of Bristol.

George Earl of Macclesfield.

William Earl Graham.

Hugh Lord Clinton.

Ferdinando Lord Dudley.

Edward Lord Leigh.

Bp. of Landaff to preach 30th Inst.

Ordered, That the Lord Bishop of Landaff be, and he is hereby desired, to preach before this House, in the Abbey Church, Westminster, on Saturday the 30th Day of this Instant January.

Biggs to take the Name of Pigott, Leave for a Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of John Biggs Pigott Esquire, formerly called John Biggs; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for causing the Exemplification of the Will of John Pigott the Elder, late of Brockley, in the County of Somerset, Esquire, and also the Will of John Pigott his Son, and the Proceedings and Depositions relating thereto, to be allowed as Evidence in all Courts of Law and Equity in Great Britain and Ireland; and also for establishing and confirming the Surname of Pigott, and Coat of Arms of his Family, in and upon the Petitioner, and his Progeny and Descendants:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, as desired.

Bill read.

Accordingly, the Lord Ilchester presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making the Exemplisication of the last Wills of John Pigott the Elder, late of Brockley, in the County of Somerset, Esquire, and of John Pigott Esquire his Son, Evidence in all Courts of Law and Equity in Great Britain and Ireland; and to enable John Biggs Pigott Esquire, formerly called John Biggs, and his Progeny and Descendants, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Pigott only, pursuant to the Will of the said John Pigott the Son."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Sir Clem. Cottrell to take the Name of Dormer, Bill.

The Lord Carteret, pursuant to an Order of Thursday last, presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir Clement Cottrell Knight, and other the Devisees of the Real Estate of Lieutenant General James Dormer, deceased, to take and use the Surname of Dormer, pursuant and according to the Tenor and Purport of the Will of the said James Dormer."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Letters, &c. between Great Britain and France, delivered.

The Duke of Newcastle (by His Majesty's Command) presented to the House, pursuant to their Lordships Address of the 22d of December last,

"Copies of several Letters and Papers; with a List thereof."

Which was read, as follows:

"Copy of a Letter from Earl Waldegrave, to the Duke of Newcastle, Compiegne, July 21st/August 1, 1739;" enclosing,

"Affidavit of Stephen Gries, Master of La Vierge de Grace de la Ciotat, extracted from the French Consul's Register at Cadiz; and Translation."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Earl Waldegrave, July 27th, 1739."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Rear Admiral Haddock, August 8th, 1739."

"Extract of a Letter from Rear Admiral Haddock, to the Duke of Newcastle; Somerset, at Sea, July 23d, 1739."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Rear Admiral Haddock, September 5th, 1739;" enclosing,

"Copy of a Memorial presented by the French Ambassador, August 30th, 1739; and Translation.

"Copy of the Affidavit of Stephen Gries, Master of La Vierge de Grace de la Ciotat, extracted from the French Consul's Register at Cadiz, July 17th; and Translation.

"Copy of the Declaration of Mons. Lehen Brignon, Master of the Ship La Constance, extracted from the French Consul's Register at Cadiz, July 26th, 1739; and Translation.

"Copy of the Declaration of Jacob Duguen, Master of the Ship Le Solide, extracted from the Register of the French Consul at Cadiz, August 4th, 1739; and Translation.

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Mons. de Cambis, Sept'r 7th, 1739; and Translation."

"Extract of a Letter from Rear Admiral Haddock, to the Duke of Newcastle; Somerset, off of Cadiz, September 6th, 1739;" enclosing,

"Copy of the Declaration of Captain Barnett, of His Majesty's Ship The Dragon, concerning the French Ship visited, July 4th, 1739.

"Copy of a Spanish Letter; received from the French Ship, July 4th, 1739; and Translation.

"Copy of a Spanish Letter intercepted; and received from the French Master, July 4th; and Translation.

"Copy of a Letter from the French Consul at Cadiz, to Rear Admiral Haddock, August 12th/23d, 1739; and Translation.

"Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Haddock, to the French Consul at Cadiz, August 16th, 1739."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Earl Waldegrave, October 4th, 1739."

"Extract of a Letter from Rear Admiral Haddock, to the Duke of Newcastle; Somerset, at Gibraltar, October 4th, 1739."

"Extract of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Earl Waldegrave, October 25th, 1739."

"Extract of a Letter from Earl Waldegrave, to the Duke of Newcastle; Fontainebleau, Nov'r 2d/13, 1739."

"Copy of a Letter from Earl Waldegrave, to the Duke of Newcastle; Fontainebleau, Nov'r 6th/17, 1739;" enclosing,

"Copy of a Letter from the English Merchants at Bourdeaux, to the Earl Waldegrave, October/Novem'r 30/10, 1739."

"Extract of a Letter from Rear Admiral Haddock, to the Duke of Newcastle; Somerset, Gibraltar Bay, October 25th, 1739."

"Extract of a Letter from Earl Waldegrave, to the Duke of Newcastle; Paris, Nov'r28/Dec'r 9th, 1739;" enclosing,

"Copy of a Letter from Earl Waldegrave, to Messieurs Ainslie; Fontainebleau, Nov'r 6/17th, 1739.

"Copy of a Letter from Messieurs Ainslie, to Earl Waldegrave; Bourdeaux, Nov'r 17/28th, 1739."

"Extract of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Earl Waldegrave, December 27th, 1739."

"Extract of a Letter from Earl Waldegrave, to the Duke of Newcastle; Paris, Dec'r 8/19th, 1739."

"Copy of a Letter from Earl Waldegrave, to the Duke of Newcastle, Paris, Jan'ry 3d/14, 1739/40;" enclosing,

"Copy of a Letter from Mons'r Amelot, to Earl Waldegrave, Dec'r 31/Jan'ry 11, 1739/40; and Translation.

Copy of the Petition of James Montz, a Merchant at Bayonne, to the French King; and Translation.

"Certificate of the Ship St. Jago, belonging to Mons'r Montz, a Merchant at Bayonne; and Translation.

"Copy of Captain Lissond's Orders; and Translation.

"Copy of a Pass for the Ship St. Jago, to go to The Canaries; and Translation.

"Copy of the Ship St. Jago's Sea-Letters; and Translation.

"Copy of the Ship St. Jago's Bill of Health; and Translation.

"Copy of the Register of the Crew of the Ship St. Jago; and Translation.

"Contents of the Cargo of the Ship St. Jago, bound from Passage to The Canaries; and Translation.

"Copy of the Declaration of Captain Lissonde, Commander of the Ship St. Jago; and Translation."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Earl Waldegrave, January 22d, 1739/40."

"Extract of a Letter from Earl Waldegrave, to the Duke of Newcastle, Paris, January 13/24th, 1739/40;" enclosing,

"Copy of a Letter from Earl Waldegrave, to Cardinal de Fleury, January 9/20th, 1740; and Translation.

"Copy of a Letter from the English Merchants at Bourdeaux, to Earl Waldegrave, January 1st/12, 1740."

"Extract of a Letter from Rear Admiral Haddock, to the Duke of Newcastle; Somerset, Gibraltar Bay, November 18th, 1739;" enclosing,

"Copy of the French Consul's Letter to Rear Admiral Haddock; Cadiz, November 12th, 1739, N.S.; and Translation.

"Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Haddock, to the French Consul at Cadiz; Somerset, Gibraltar Bay, November 18th, 1739."

"Copy of a Letter from Earl Waldegrave, to the Duke of Newcastle; Paris, February 9th/20, 1739/40;" enclosing,

"Copy of a Letter from Earl Waldegrave, to Mons. Amelot, January 30/February 10th, 1739/40; and Translation."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to Rear Admiral Haddock, Feb'ry 12th, 1739/40."

"Extract of a Letter from Rear Admiral Haddock, to the Duke of Newcastle; Somerset, Mahon Harbour, March 24th, 1739/40;" enclosing,

"Copy of the voluntary Confession of the Captain and Scrivan belonging to the Spanish Prize St. Jago; and Translation.

"Particulars of the Cargo on Board the St. Jago Prize; and Translation."

"Copy of a Letter from Mr. Couraud, to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, June 26th, 1740;" enclosing,

"Copy of Mons'r Bussy's Memorial, June 23d/July 4th, 1740; and Translation.

"An Account of the Seizure of the Ship Dauphin; and Translation."

"Copy of a Report of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, to the Lords Justices, July 2d, 1740;" enclosing,

"Copy of the Advocate General's Report, upon the Case of the Ship Dauphin, July 1st, 1740."

"Extract of a Letter from Earl Waldegrave, to the Duke of Newcastle, Compeigne, July 20/31th, 1740;" enclosing,

"Copy of a Memorial relating to the Ship St. Jago; and Translation.

"Copy of a Memorial relating to the Ship St. Jago; and Translation."

"Copy of a Letter from Mr. Couraud, to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, August 13th, 1740;" enclosing,

"Copy of a Letter from Earl Waldegrave, to the Duke of Newcastle; Compeigne, August 2/13, 1740.

"Copy of a Memorial relating to the Capture of a Catalan Pink on the Coast of Province; and Translation."

"Copy of a Letter from Mr. Couraud, to Earl Waldegrave, August 18th, 1740;" enclosing,

"Copy of a Letter from the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, to the Duke of Newcastle, August 11th, 1740.

"Copy of a Letter from the Master of an English Vessel, to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty; Honfleur, August 4th, 1740."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, April 25th, 1741;" enclosing,

"Copy of a Memorial from Mons'r de Bussy, April 14/25th, 1741; and Translation."

"Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle, to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, April 25th, 1741;" enclosing,

"Copy of Mons'r Bussy's Memorial; and Translation."

"Copy of a Letter from the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, to the Duke of Newcastle, May 13th, 1741;" enclosing,

"Copy of a Letter from Alderman Baker, to Mr. Corbet, May 9th, 1741.

"Account of the taking a French Tartan, called The St. John Baptist."

"Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners of the Customs, to the Duke of Newcastle, May 22d, 1741."

"Copy of a Letter from Mr. Couraud, to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, July 9th, 1741;" enclosing,

"Copy of a Letter from Mons'r de Bussy, to the Duke of Newcastle; Versailles, July 2/13, 1741; and Translation.

"Copy of a Memorial of Mons'r de Bussy; Versailles, July 2/13, 1741; and Translation.

"Copy of a Certificate, that the 30,000 Pieces of 8, taken from Mr. Roth, (fn. 3) belongs to a Director of the French India Company; and Translation.

"Copy of the Petition of Daniel Frederick Colb, &c."

"Copy of a Letter from Mr. Couraud, to Mr. Thompson, July 20th, 1741;" enclosing,

"Copy of a Report of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, to the Lords Justices, July 13th, 1741; enclosing,

"Extract of a Letter from Lord Forrester, Commander of His Majesty's Ship The Biddeford; Madeira, May 6th, 1741."

"Extract of a Letter from Mr. Thompson, to Mr. Couraud, Paris, August 1/12, 1741."

"Copy of a Letter from Mr. Couraud, to Mr. Thompson, August 13th, 1741;" enclosing,

"Copy of a Letter from the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, to the Duke of Newcastle, August 12th, 1741;" enclosing,

"Copy of a Letter from an English Merchant at Rochelle; dated August 5th, 1741."

"Extract of a Letter from Mr. Thompson, to Mr. Couraud; Paris, August 19/30, 1741;" enclosing,

"Copy of a Memorial relating to the Capture of The Dame Elizabeth, a Ship laden with Masts; and Translation."

"Copy of a Letter from Mr. Couraud, to Mr. Thompson, September 17th, 1741;" enclosing,

"Copy of the Petition of John Bell, &c."

"Extract of a Letter from Mr. Thompson, to Mr. Couraud; Paris, September 26th/October 7, 1741."

"Extract of a Letter from Mr. Thompson, to Mr. Couraud; Paris, October 10/21, 1741;" enclosing,

"Copy of a Memorial presented to Mons'r Amelot, for the Restitution of the Ship Durham and its Cargo; and Translation."

"Copy of Mons'r de Bussy's Memorial, Dec'r 10/21, 1741; and Translation."

"Copy of the State of several French Ships taken, together with their Loadings; of several, from which their whole Loadings have been taken; and of others, from which some Goods and Passengers have been taken, or detained, and damaged, by the English; and Translation."

"Copy of Mons'r de Bussy's Memorial, Dec'r 10/21, 1741; and Translation."

"Copy of Mons'r de Bussy's Memorial, Dec'r 18/29th, 1741; and Translation; enclosing,

"Copy of a Memorial of Mess'rs Stephen and Joseph Galart and Company; and Translation."

Ordered, That the said Papers do lie on the Table.

List of Admirals delivered:

The House being informed, "That a Person from the Admiralty-office attended:"

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to their Lordships Address of the 16th of Dec'r last, and an Order of the 18th of the same Month,

"A List of the Admirals of His Majesty's Fleet; with an Account where they are respectively employed."

List of Ships of War:

Also, "A List of His Majesty's Ships of War that are now in Commission; distinguishing the Services in which they are now employed."

Ships, &c. built in private Yards:

Also, "An Account of the Ships of War and other Vessels built in Private Yards, for His Majesty's Service, since the 10th of July 1739; distinguishing the Times when contracted for, and when launched; when first put to Sea, and on what Services employed."

Ships purchased:

Also, "An Account of the Ships and Vessels purchased, for His Majesty's Service, since the 10th July 1739; distinguishing the Times when purchased, when first put to Sea, and on what Services employed."

Journals of Commanders of Cruizers:

Also, "A Schedule of the Journals of the Commanders of His Majesty's Ships of War, which have been employed, since the Commencement of the present War with Spain, as Cruizers, for the Protection of the Trade of this Kingdom."

Accounts from Admiral Vernon, &c. concerning the Attempt upon Carthagena:

Also, "A Return of the Commissioners of the Admiralty, to the said Order of the 18th of December last, requiring them to lay before this House all the Accounts that have been transmitted, by Vice Admiral Vernon and Major General Wentworth, to the Lords of the Admiralty, relating to the Attempt upon Carthagena, and to the Operations of His Majesty's Sea and Land Forces in that Enterprize, and the Resolutions of the Councils of War concerning the same."

Account of Cruizers:

And also, "An Account of His Majesty's Ships of War, which have been employed, since the Commencement of the present War with Spain, as Cruizers, for the Protection of the Trade of this Kingdom; the Stations of such Ships, and how long ordered to continue thereon; with the Times of their going to Sea, and their returning into Port; when such Ships were cleared, and which of them tallowed, and when respectively."

Orders, &c. to Adm. Haddock:

The same Person also delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to the Orders of the 18th and 22d of December last,

"Schedule of the Copies of all Orders and Instructions given by the Commissioners of the Admiralty, to Rear Admiral Haddock, from the 29th of May 1739, to the 24th of June 1740; and Copies of all Letters wrote to the said Admiral, by the said Commissioners; and also Copies of all Letters wrote by the said Admiral, to the same Persons, from the 24th May 1739, to this Time; as also Copies of all Orders and Instructions given to Rear Admiral Haddock, since the 24th of June 1740, to this Time; so far as the same, or any of them, concern the committing any Hostilities against, or in any wise relate to, the Crown of Spain."

Orders, &c. to Sir J. Norris.

And also, "Schedule of the Copies of all Orders and Instructions given to Sir John Norris, in the Years 1740 and 1741, for committing any Hostilities against, or in any wise relating to, the Crown of Spain; and also Copies of all Letters wrote by the Commissioners of the Admiralty, to Sir John Norris, in the Years 1740 and 1741; and also Copies of all Letters wrote by Sir John Norris to them, during the same Space of Time; so far as the same, or any of them, concern the committing any Hostilities against, or in any wise relating to, the Crown of Spain."

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the Titles of the said Lists, Accounts, and Schedules, were read.

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table.

State of the Nation.

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into Consideration the State of the Nation:

It was proposed, "That the House be now adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee thereupon."

Which being objected to;

It was moved, "That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, That He will be graciously pleased to order, that there be laid before this House, Copies of the Orders and Instructions which have been sent to Rear Admiral Haddock, so far as the same concern his Conduct and Behaviour in case of a Junction of the French and Spanish Fleets."

After Debate;

The Question was put, upon the said Motion.

And it was Resolved in the Negative.

Then it being proposed, "To order, That the House be put into a Committee, to take into Consideration the State of the Nation, on this Day Sevennight:"

The same was objected to.

And Thursday next being proposed for that Purpose:

The Question was put, upon the First Proposition.

And it was Resolved in the Negative.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee, on Thursday next, to take into Consideration the State of the Nation; and that the Papers presented to this House, pursuant to their Lordships Address of the 22d of December last, by the Lord Harrington, be referred to the said Committee; and the Lords to be summoned.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 20o Januarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Glocestriens.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Landavens.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Ds. Hervey, C. P. S.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Mralborough.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Derby.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Berks.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Morton.
Comes Moray.
Comes Home.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Rockingham.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Graham.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Effingham.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Lymington.
Viscount Harcourt.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Harrington, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Dudley.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. North.
Ds. St. John.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Poulet.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Leigh.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Conway.
Ds. Somerville.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Lovell.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds. Chedworth.

PRAYERS.

E. Lauderdale sworn.

Charles Earl of Lauderdale took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

L. Montfort, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Henry Lord Montfort; 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 the settled Estate of Henry Lord Montfort, in the County of Worcester, in Trustees, in Trust, to sell the same; and to lay out and apply the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments, lying near the Estate of the said Lord Montfort, in the County of Cambridge."

Sir Clem. Cottrell to take the Name of Dormer, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir Clement Cottrell Knight, and other the Devisees of the Real Estate of Lieutenant General James Dormer, deceased, to take and use the Surname of Dormer, pursuant and according to the Tenor and Purport of the Will of the said James Dormer."

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

Ld. President.
D. Leeds.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Litchfield.
E. Abingdon.
E. Coventry.
E. Sutherland.
E. Findlater.
E. Ilay.
E. Stanhope.
E. Harborough.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Falmouth.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Harrington, Sec.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Clifton.
L. Strange.
L. Craven.
L. Carteret.
L. Gower.
L. Somerville.
L. Mansel.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Romney.
L. Ducie.
L. Ilchester.

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

Biggs to take the Name of Pigott, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making the Exemplification of the last Wills of John Pigott the Elder, late of Brockley, in the County of Somerset, Esquire, and of John Pigott Esquire, his Son, Evidence in all Courts of Law and Equity in Great Britain and Ireland; and to enable John Biggs Pigott Esquire, formerly called John Biggs, and his Progeny and Descendants, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Pigott only, pursuant to the Will of the said John Pigott the Son."

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.

Sclater, to enter into Recognizance for Ingoldsby.

The House being moved, "That Richard Sclater Druggist may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Thomas Ingoldsby Esquire, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he being absent:"

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

List of Forces, &c. delivered.

The House being informed, "That a Person from the Office of Secretary at War attended:"

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to their Lordships Addresses of the 16th and 22d of December last,

"An Account of the Number of Forces now in the Pay of Great Britain; distinguishing the several Regiments, and the Numbers they consist of, the Places in which, and the Service whereon, they are now respectively employed."

Also, "A List of the General Officers, and an Account where they are respectively employed."

Papers concerning Gibraltar and Minorca delivered.

Also, "A List of the Officers belonging to the Establishment of Minorca; distinguishing which of them are upon the Place, and which of them are absent."

Also, "Divers Papers, in Return to the Address for Copies of all Orders and Instructions given to the Commanding Officers at Gibraltar by the Secretary at War; with Copies of all Letters wrote by the said Officers to the Secretary at War, from 24th May 1739, to the present Time."

And also, "Copies of all Orders and Instructions given to the Commanding Officers at Minorca, by the Secretary at War; with Copies of all Letters wrote by the said Officers to the Secretary at War."

And the Titles of the said Account, Lists, and the other Papers, being read:

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table.

Merchants of London, Petition to be considered.

A Petition of the subscribing Merchants and Traders of the City of London, in Behalf of themselves and of the Trade of these Kingdoms, was presented to the House, and read; complaining, amongst other Things, "That great Numbers of their Ships and Vessels have been taken, by the Spanish Privateers, in or near the British Channel and Soundings; by which, Numbers of His Majesty's most useful Subjects have been reduced to Want and Imprisonment, or compelled by inhuman Treatment to enlist in the Service of Spain; and that there have been various Neglects and Delays in the Appointment and sending out of Convoys; and that many Ships have been brought into Danger, by the arbitrary impressing of their ablest Hands out of their Homeward-bound Ships, before they had made the Land, or arrived to a Place of Safety, and out of the Outward-bound Ships in the Prosecution of their Voyages;" and praying the Consideration of this House, "That such Provision may be made, for the future Protection of the Trade and Navigation of these Kingdoms, as their Lordships in their great Wisdom shall think fit; and that the Petitioners may be heard, by themselves or Counsel, thereupon."

Ordered, That, on this Day Fortnight, this House will take the said Petition into Consideration; and that the Petitioners may be then heard, by themselves, if they think fit.

Account of Convoys to be brought:

Ordered, That the Commissioners of the Admiralty do lay before this House, an Account of the Ships of War appointed as Convoys to the Trade of this Kingdom to Foreign Parts, since the Commencement of the present War with Spain; distinguishing the Ships appointed, and the particular Services upon which they were so appointed as Convoys; together with the Notices given to the Traders of the Time prefixed for their failing, and the Times at which they failed respectively.

Account of Ships built:

Also, an Account of the Ships of War built in any of His Majesty's Yards of this Kingdom, which have been launched since the 10th of July 1739; distinguishing the Times when launched, when first put to Sea, and on what Services employed.

Weekly Accounts of Haddock's Squadron.

And also, Copies of the general Weekly Accounts of the Squadron under the Command of Rear Admiral Haddock, which have been returned to the Admiraltyoffice, from the First Day of January 1740, to this Time.

Account of General Officers to be brought;

Ordered, That the Secretary at War do lay before this House, an Account in what particular Places the several General Officers, mentioned in the Return by him laid before the House this Day, are now employed and paid, and where they respectively are at present.

and Officers of Gibraltar and Minorca.

Also, a List of the Officers belonging to the Establishment of Gibraltar; distinguishing which of them are upon the Place, and which of them (if any) are absent.

Papers relating to Gibraltar and Minorca to be considered.

And also, a List of the Officers belonging to the several Regiments in Gibraltar and Minorca; distinguishing which of them are in either of the said Places respectively, and which of them (if any) are absent.

Ordered, That, on this Day Sevennight, this House will take into Consideration the Papers laid before their Lordships, relating to Minorca and Gibraltar; and the Lords to be summoned.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 21o Januarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Fredericus Princeps Walliæ.

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Glocestriens.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Ds. Hervey, C. P. S.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Mar'borough.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Lothian.
Comes Derby.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Exeter.
Comes North'ton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Berks.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Morton.
Comes Moray.
Comes Home.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Graham.
Comes Ker.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Effingham.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Lymington.
Viscount Harcourt.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Harrington, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Dudley.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. North.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Brooke.
Ds. Poulet.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Leigh.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Conway.
Ds. Somerville.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Lovel.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Talbot.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds. Chedworth.

PRAYERS.

Vise. Taaffe's Petition, for a Bill to sell the Earl of Carlingford's Estate, referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Nicholas Lord Viscount Taaffe of the Kingdom of Ireland, and Robert Sutton, a Minor, of the Age of Fifteen Years, or thereabouts, by Robert Sutton Esquire his Father; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for Sale of certain Estates in the Counties of Lowth, Meath, and Sligoe; and for applying the Money arising thereby to discharge all Encumbrances affecting the same; and for establishing an Agreement between the Petitioners, in such Manner as to the House shall seem meet:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and Mr. Justice Parker; with the usual Directions, according to the Standing Order.

The King against Nance, in Error.

The Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, in the usual Manner, brought up a Writ of Error; wherein

The King is Plaintiff, and James Nance Defendant.

L. Montfort's Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the settled Estate of Henry Lord Montfort, in the County of Worcester, in Trustees, in Trust, to sell the same; and to lay out and apply the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments, lying nearer the Estate of the said Lord Montfort, in the County of Cambridge."

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

Ld. President.
D. Richmond.
D. Leeds.
D. Montagu.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Lothian.
E. Derby.
E. Suffolk.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Abingdon.
E. Findlater.
E. Ilay.
E. Oxford.
E. Harborough.
E. Graham.
E. Fitzwalter.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Fauconberg.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Sarum.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Abergavenny.
L. Clinton.
L. North.
L. Clifton.
L. Brooke.
L. Craven.
L. Carteret.
L. Gower.
L. Somerville.
L. Romney.
L. Ducie.
L. Monson.
L. Raymond.
L. Ilchester.
L. Chedworth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Friday the 5th Day of February next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Bills for Sale of Lands, Standing Order, to be considered.

Moved, "That the Standing Order of this House, in relation to Bills for selling Lands in one Place and buying Lands in another, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee above named may proceed on the said Bill, notwithstanding no Agreement is yet made for a Purchase of another Estate, in which the Money that may arise by Sale of the said settled Estate is to be invested."

Ordered, That the said Motion be taken into Consideration on Tuesday next; and the Lords to be summoned.

State of the Nation considered.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee to take into Consideration the State of the Nation.

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 Matter to them referred."

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee, to take into further Consideration the State of the Nation, To-morrow.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 22o Januarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Fredericus Princeps Walliæ.

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Glocestriens.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Lothian.
Comes Derby.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Exeter.
Comes North'ton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Berks.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Morton.
Comes Moray.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Ker.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Lymington.
Viscount Harcourt.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Harrington, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Dudley.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. North.
Ds. St. John.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Leigh.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Conway.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds. Chedworth.

PRAYERS.

Gohl & al. Nat. Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir James Grant and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Christoph Gohl and Hans Bardewick;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Horne & al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Charles Horne of the City of Bristol Mercer, and also of John Horne of Cateaton-Street London Haberdasher, Son and Heir Apparent of the said Charles Horne, and Elianor Horne Wife of the said John Horne, for themselves, and on the Behalf of Charles Horne their only Son, an Infant; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for Sale of Two Closes of Meadow Ground, Part of the Lands belonging to the Capital Messuage of Westharnam, in the County of Wilts, comprized in a Settlement in the Petition mentioned, to Henry Earl of Pembroke; and to lay out the Proportion of the Money to be produced from the Sale of the settled Estate in the Purchase of another Estate, to be settled to the Uses of the said Settlement:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and Mr. Justice Parker; with the usual Directions, according to the Standing Order.

State of the Nation considered.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee to take into further Consideration the State of the Nation.

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Warwick reported from the said Committee, "That they had made a further Progress in the Matter to them referred."

Ordered, That, on Tuesday next, this House be put into a Committee, to take into further Consideration the State of the Nation; and the Lords to be summoned.

Adjourn.

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

January 13th, 1743,

Hitherto examined by us,

Bridgewater.
Shaftesbury.
Oxford & Mortimer.
N. Exon.

DIE Martis, 26o Januarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Fredericus Princeps Walliæ.

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Glocestriens.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Derby.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Exon.
Comes North'ton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Berks.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Holderness.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Morton.
Comes Moray.
Comes Home.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Graham.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Effingham.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Lymington.
Viscount Harcourt.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Harrington, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Dudley.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. North.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Brooke.
Ds. Poulet.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Leigh.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Conway.
Ds. Somerville.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Lovel.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Talbot.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds. Chedworth.

PRAYERS.

Sir Clement Cotterell to take the Name of Dormer, Bill.

The Lord Carteret reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir Clement Cottrell Knight, and other the Devisees of the Real Estate of Lieutenant General James Dormer, deceased, to take and use the Surname of Dormer, pursuant and according to the Tenor and Purport of the Will of the said James Dormer," 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.

Biggs to take the Name of Pigott, Bill.

The Lord Ilchester made the like Report from the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making the Exemplification of the last Wills of John Pigott the Elder, late of Brockley, in the County of Somerset, Esquire; and of John Pigott Esquire, his Son, Evidence in all Courts of Law and Equity in Great Britain and Ireland; and to enable John Biggs Pigott Esquire, formerly called John Biggs, and his Progeny and Descendants, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Pigott only, pursuant to the Will of the said John Pigott the Son," was committed.

And the same Order was made.

Dut. Dowager of Kent & al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Sophia Dutchess Dowager of Kent, Relict of Henry late Duke of Kent, deceased, for herself, and on the Behalf of the Lady Sophia Grey her Daughter, an Infant; the Honourable Philip Yorke Esquire, for himself and on the Behalf of Jemima Marchioness Grey his Wife, an Infant; Thomas Holles Duke of Newcastle, Henry Pelham Esquire, and Mathew Lamb Esquire, as Guardians, and for and on the Behalf, of John Earl of Ashburnham an Infant; the Lord Charles Cavendish, Father and Guardian of Henry Cavendish and Frederick Cavendish his Sons, both Infants; the Lady Mary Grey, One of the Daughters of the said Duke of Kent; Philip Lord Hardwicke, for himself and on the Behalf of Charles Yorke, Joseph Yorke, John Yorke, James Yorke, Elizabeth Yorke, and Margaret Yorke, his Younger Children, all Infants; and Margaret Lady Hardwicke, Wife of the said Philip Lord Hardwicke; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the more effectually carrying into Execution certain Articles of Agreement in the Petition mentioned, dated the 19th of May 1740; and for other Purposes therein expressed:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to Mr. Justice Chaple and Mr. Justice Parker; with the usual Directions, according to the Standing Order.

Radcliffe & Ux. for a Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of Walter Radcliffe Esquire and Admonition his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Sale and Settlement of certain Lands, in the County of Devon, in the Petition mentioned; and for other Purposes therein expressed:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to Mr. Justice Chaple and Mr. Justice Wright; with the usual Directions, according to the Standing Order.

List of General Officers delivered; and of Officers belonging to the Garrisons of Gibraltar and Minorca.

The House being informed, "That a Person from the Office of Secretary at War attended:"

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to former Orders of this House,

"A List of such General Officers as are now employed and paid on the Establishment of Great Britain and Ireland; and where the said General Officers on the British Establishment respectively are at present."

"A List of the Officers belonging to the Establishment at Gibraltar; distinguishing which of them are upon the Place, and which of them are absent."

"A List of the Officers belonging to the several Regiments in Gibraltar and Minorca; distinguishing which of them are in either of the said Places respectively, and which of them are absent."

And informed the House, "That he was directed, by the Secretary at War, to acquaint their Lordships, That, in the List delivered the 20th Instant, of the Officers on the Establishment of Minorca, Jonathan Elder, Surgeon's Mate, is by Mistake set down as absent, whereas he is present at his Duty."

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the Titles of the said Papers being read:

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table.

Address for Applications to His Majesty, for Cruizers, &c.

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 all Applications to His Majesty, or to either of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, or to the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral, since the Commencement of the present War with Spain, for Cruizers or Convoys; together with what has been done thereupon respectively.

"Also, Copies of all Complaints, which have been made, since the Commencement of the present War with Spain, to His Majesty, to either of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, or to the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral, against or relating to the Commanders of any of His Majesty's Ships of War, for leaving the Trade under their Convoy, or the Station in which they were appointed to cruize, or for the impressing of Seamen out of any outward-bound Ships after their leaving their Port of Clearance, or any homeward-bound Ships before they arrived at the Port for delivering of their Cargo, and for any other Misbehaviour or Injury done by them to the Navigation of this Kingdom, and what has been done thereupon, respectively.

"And also, Copies of all Memorials, Petitions, Representations, Letters, or other Papers, that have been delivered or transmitted to either of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, or the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admimiral, or the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded, relating to the Cartel for Exchange of Prisoners with Spain, or the Condition and Usage of such of His Majesty's Subjects as have been taken Prisoners by the Spaniards, since the Commencement of the present War with Spain."

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

Orders to the Admiralty, relating to Sea Service.

Ordered, That the Commissioners of the Admiralty do lay before this House the Regulations and Instructions relating to His Majesty's Service at Sea, established by His Majesty in Council.

Also, a List of the Names of the Merchant Ships, or other Vessels, belonging to this Kingdom, which the Commanders of His Majesty's Ships of War have given Instructions to, and which have proceeded under their Convoy to or from Foreign Parts, since the Commencement of the present War with Spain; distinguishing the Names of the Commanders, and of His Majesty's Ships, and the Voyages, respectively; and whether they proceeded the whole Voyage, or only Part of the Voyage.

Also, a List of the Names of the Merchant Ships; with the Names of the Masters that have behaved so negligently as to delay the Convoys from whom they had taken Sailing Orders, or that have abandoned the same, or have been any wise disobedient to the Instructions established for good Government; with a Narration of the Facts, since the Commencement of the present War with Spain.

Also, Copies of the Reasons, given in Writing, by such of the Commanders of His Majesty's Ships of War as have been appointed, since the Commencement of the present War with Spain, as Cruizers on this Side Cape Finisterre, for their leaving their Station, or for coming into Port, before the Time required by their Orders.

And also, Copies of the Returns, which have been received since the Commencement of (fn. 4) the present War, from such Persons as are empowered to pay His Majesty's Bounty to the British Subjects, Prisoners in the Ports of Spain in Europe and Africa; distinguishing the Number of Men paid each Month, and what Ship or Vessel they belonged to when taken by the Spaniards, respectively.

Petition of Persons to be added to Gohl's Nat. Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of Claude Passavant, John Philippe Fuhr, Francis Lamande, John Miller, and Peter Dutens; praying, "That their Names may be inserted in the Bill now depending before this House, for naturalizing John Christoph Gohl and Hans Bardewieck:"

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

Then the Petitioners took the Oaths, in order to their Naturalization.

Gohl & al Nat. Bill.

Hode 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Christoph Gohl and Hans Bardewieck."

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

Ld. President.
D. Beaufort.
D. Leeds.
D. Montagu.
D. Greenwich.
D. Manchester.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Derby.
E. Pembroke.
E. Suffolk.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Sandwich.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Abingdon.
E. Findlater.
E. Ilay.
E. Aylesford.
E. Halifax.
E. Fitzwalter.
Vis. Hereford.
Vis. Fauconberg.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Hereford.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Abergavenny.
L. Clinton.
L. Dudley.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. North.
L. Clifton.
L. Brooke.
L. Poulet.
L. Strange.
L. Craven.
L. Carteret.
L. Gower.
L. Mansel.
L. Masham.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Romney.
L. Monson.
L. Raymond.
L. Montfort.
L. Ilchester.
L. Chedworth.

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

Petition of the Lord Mayor, &c. of London, complaining of Ships taken by the Enemy, &c.

Upon reading the Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons, of the City of London, in Common Council assembled; complaining, amongst other Things, of great Losses sustained by the Merchants, from the Depredations of the Spaniards; and that the Applications for Redress have been often evaded; and other numerous Instances of Negligence and Disregard of the Commercial Interest of these Kingdoms; and praying, "That the House will take the calamitous State of Trade into Consideration; and to make such Provision for the future Security of the Navigation and Commerce of these Kingdoms, as their Lordships shall think fit:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be taken into Consideration To-morrow Sevennight.

State of the Nation, Order read.

The Order for the House to be put into a Committee, to take into Consideration the State of the Nation, was read.

Address for Memorials, &c. to The States General.

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 all Memorials, Representations, Declarations, and Letters, that have been sent to His Majesty, or His Ministers, by The States General or their Ministers, with the respective Answers thereunto; as also, Copies of all Letters from either of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State to His Minister at The Hague, as far as they relate to Conferences with, and Communications to or from the Assembly of The States General, with the Answers thereunto, concerning the State of the War in the Empire, and the Support and Interests of the House of Austria, since the Death of the late Emperor."

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

State of the Nation considered.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee, to take into further Consideration the State of the Nation.

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Warwick reported from the said Committee, "That they had made a further Progress in the Matter to them referred."

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee again, to take into further Consideration the State of the Nation, on Friday next.

Ld. Montfort's Bill; Standing Order dispensed with.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made on Thursday last, to dispense with the Standing Order, in relation to Bills for selling Lands in one Place, and buying Lands in another, so far as that the Committee to whom the Bill for Sale of the settled Estate of the Lord Montfort, in the County of Worcester, stands committed, may proceed on the said Bill, notwithstanding there is not yet any Agreement made for a Purchase, as is directed to be done by the said Standing Order.

Which being considered accordingly:

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be dispensed with, so far as the same relates to the said Bill.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 27o Januarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Glocestriens.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Ds. Hervey, C. P. S.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Derby.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Exeter.
Comes North'ton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Berks.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Aylesbury.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Holderness.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Moray.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Ker.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Effingham.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Lymington.
Viscount Harcourt.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Harrington, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. North.
Ds. St. John.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Brooke.
Ds. Poulet.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Leigh.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Conway.
Ds. Somerville.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Lovel.
Ds. Talbot.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds. Chedworth.

PRAYERS.

Sir Clement Cotterell to take the Name of Dormer, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir Clement Cottrell Knight, and other the Devisees of the Real Estate of Lieutenant General James Dormer, deceased, to take and use the Surname of Dormer, pursuant and according to the Tenor and Purport of the Will of the said James Dormer."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Biggs to take the Name of Pigott, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making the Exemplification of the last Wills of John Pigott the Elder, late of Brockley, in the County of Somerset, Esquire, and of John Pigott Esquire, his Son, Evidence in all Courts of Law and Equity in Great Britain and Ireland; and to enable John Biggs Pigott Esquire, formerly called John Biggs, and his Progeny and Descendants, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Pigott only, pursuant to the Will of the said John Pigott the Son."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with the preceding Bills.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Spicer and Mr. Montague:

To carry down the said Bills, and desire their Concurrence to them.

Papers from the Admiralty-office delivered.

The House being informed, "That a Person from the Admiralty-office attended:"

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to the Order of the 20th Instant,

"An Account of the Ships of War appointed as Convoys to the Trade of this Kingdom to Foreign Parts, since the Commencement of the present War with Spain; distinguishing the Ships appointed, and the particular Services upon which they were so appointed as Convoys; together with the Notices given to the Traders of the Time prefixed for their sailing, and the Times at which they sailed respectively."

"Also, an Account of the Ships of War, built in any of His Majesty's Yards of this Kingdom, which have been launched since the 10th July 1739; distinguishing the Times when launched, when first put to Sea, and on what Services employed."

"And also, Copies of the general Weekly Accounts of the Squadron under the Command of Rear Admiral Haddock, which have been returned to the Admiraltyoffice, from the 1st of January 1740, to the 20th of January 1741; with the State and Condition of His Majesty's Ships under the Command of the said Rear Admiral."

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the Titles of the said Papers being read:

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table.

E. Abingdon's Privilege; Tuck & al. Petition to be discharged.

Upon reading the Petition of Richard Tuck, Robert Tuck, and Robert Rogers, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for a Breach of Privilege, in forcibly entering into a Hare-warren belonging to the Earl of Abingdon, and abusing his Lordship's Servant; expressing their hearty Sorrow for their Offences, begging Pardon of the said Earl and this House for the same, promising never more to offend in the like Kind; and praying to be discharged out of Custody, in such Manner as to their Lordships shall seem meet:

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be brought to the Bar of this House To-morrow, in order to their being discharged.

The King's Answer to Addresses.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, "That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) presented to His Majesty the Addresses of this House, of Yesterday, for Copies of several Papers therein mentioned; and that His Majesty was pleased to say, That He would give Direction, that the Copies desired should be laid before the House accordingly."

Motion for a Resolution concerning the Absence of the Officers from the Garrison of Minorca.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Papers laid before their Lordships, relating to Minorca and Gibraltar.

Moved, "To resolve, As it appears to this House, by the List of the Officers belonging to the Establishment of Minorca, that, out of Nineteen Officers, only One Adjutant, One of the Joint Secretaries, the Provost Marshal, One Surgeon's Mate, and the Signal Man, are attending their Duty in the Island; it is the Opinion of this House, That the permitting so many Officers to be absent, in Time of profound Peace, would be a great Neglect of the public Service, tending to the Destruction of Military Discipline; but that the suffering them to be absent in Time of War, at a Juncture when the Island of Minorca has been threatened with an Invasion from the Spaniards, renders the Possession of that important Place precarious, and is highly injurious to the Honour and Interest of these Kingdoms."

After Debate;

And reading a Copy of the Commission, constituting the Secretary at War:

Ordered, That the said Debate be adjourned till To-morrow; and that Major General Anstruther do then attend this House.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 28o Januarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Glocestriens.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Ds. Hervey, C. P. S.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Greenwich.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Derby.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Exon.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Berks.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Aylesberry.
Comes Shaftesberry.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Holderness.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Morton.
Comes Moray.
Comes Home.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Graham.
Comes Ker.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Effingham.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Lymington.
Viscount Harcourt.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Harrington, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Dudley.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. North.
Ds. St. John.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Brooke.
Ds. Poulet.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Leigh.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Conway.
Ds. Somerville.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Lovel.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Talbot.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds. Chedworth.

PRAYERS.

Malt Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, in that Part of Great Britain called England; and for granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-two;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Popham to take the Name of Luscombe, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Alexander Popham Esquire, and his Heirs, to take and use the Surname of Luscombe, according to the Direction of the last Will and Testament of Richard Luscombe Esquire, deceased;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Act relating to public Roads, in Part repealing, Bill:

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for the Preservation of the public Roads, in that Part of Great Britain called England," as obliges Persons, not travelling for Hire, to make Use of Waggons with Wheels bound with Streaks, or Tyre of a certain Breadth, or the said Streaks to be fastened with Nails of a certain Size;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bills were all read the First Time.

Knightley's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Valentine Knightley, of Fawsley, in the County of Northampton, Esquire, and Richard Knightley, of Newport Pond, in the County of Essex, Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for Sale of certain Estates, at Thorpe Mandeville Wappenham, and Archester, in the said County of Northampton, as the Petitioner Valentine Knightley shall direct; and that his Estate at Dodford, Brockhall, and Floore, in the same County, formerly the Estate of his Grandfather, may be settled to the like Uses as the said other Estates are now settled:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to Mr. Baron Reynolds and Mr. Baron Abney; with the usual Directions, according to the Standing Order.

Mackye to withdraw his Appeal.

A Petition of John Mackye Esquire, was presented, and read; setting forth, "That the Matters in Dispute upon the Petitioner's Appeal, whereunto John Mc Ewen is Respondent, are accommodated;" and praying, "That the Petitioner may have Liberty to withdraw his Appeal."

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

And being withdrawn:

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

Gordon against Blair.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir John Gordon Baronet; praying, "That the Hearing of his Appeal, to which James Blair and others are Respondents, which stands to be heard on Wednesday the 3d of February next, may be put off to Monday the 15th Day of March next, in regard some Instructions necessary to the Trial of the Cause not being yet transmitted from Ireland:"

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off, as desired.

Dalrymple & al. against Dalrymple.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Mary Dalrymple and others are Appellants, and Captain Dalrymple is Respondent:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Monday the 15th Day of February next.

Garrison of Minorca, Motion for a Resolution, that the Possession of it is rendered precarious by the Absence of a great Number of the Officers:

The Order of the Day being read, for resuming the adjourned Debate, which arose Yesterday, upon a Motion then made, in the Words following; (videlicet,)

"As it appears to this House, by the List of the Officers belonging to the Establishment of Minorca, that, out of Nineteen Officers, only One Adjutant, One of the Joint Secretaries, the Provost Marshal, One Surgeon's Mate, and the Signal Man, are attending their Duty in the Island; it is the Opinion of this House, that the permitting so many Officers to be absent, in Time of profound Peace, would be a great Neglect of the public Service, tending to the Destruction of Military Discipline; but that the suffering them to be absent in Time of War, at a Juncture, when the Island of Minorca has been threatened with an Invasion from the Spaniards, renders the Possession of that important Place precarious, and is highly injurious to the Honour and Interest of these Kingdoms:"

Gen. Anstruther examined about it:

And also, a Motion for the Attendance of Major General Anstruther:

Who, attending accordingly, was called in.

And, having been sworn, the List of the Officers belonging to the Establishment of Minorca, laid before this House the 20th Instant, distinguishing which of them are upon the Place, and which of them are absent, was shewn to him; and he was directed to give an Account of the Persons absent, the Nature of their Offices and Employments, and the Reasons of their being so absent: And, having given an Account thereof, was examined further, in general, as to the State and Condition of the said Island, the Number and Condition of the Forces there, the Manner and Method of recruiting, and other Matters.

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the foregoing Motion, made Yesterday, being insisted on:

After Debate;

The Question was put thereupon.

And it was Resolved in the Negative.

"Dissentient.

Protest against rejecting the Motion for the Resolution.

"1. Because we conceive, that, as the Fact stated in the former Part of the Question appeared plainly from the Paper laid before this House by the proper Officer, and neither was nor could be controverted by any one Lord, the Censure contained in the latter Part of the Question was not only just, but as gentle as so evident a Neglect of so important a Place at so critical a Time could possibly allow. The principal, if not the only, Argument made Use of by those Lords who opposed the Motion, was, "That the Censure was general, and pointed at no particular Persons;" which we rather apprehend to be a Proof of the Justice and Moderation of that Censure, as it could then only light upon the Guilty, whoever they were; and we are inclined to believe, that, had the Censure been applied to any particular Persons, the contrary Argument would have been urged, and the Injustice of a particular Censure without Proofs sounded high, though possibly, at the same Time, the necessary Means of getting at those Proofs might have been rendered difficult: That out of Nineteen Officers paid upon the Establishment of Minorca, Fourteen were absent, among whom were the Governor, the Deputy Governor, and the Governor of Fort St. Philip, was a Fact disputed by none, though the slightest Censure of it was opposed by the Majority of the House. We therefore hope that Posterity, to whom we thus appeal, will not only approve of our Conduct in this Motion; but will likewise, from the ill Success of it, find Reasons to excuse our not attempting many others of the like Nature.

"2dly, Because, when we consider the tender Apprehensions of the Administration for the Island of Minorca in the Year 1740, when, upon Information received that a few Troops were marching to the Coasts of Catalonia, and a few Tartanes assembled in the Port of Barcelona, Orders (possibly obscure from that Precipitation which the Emergency required) were sent to our Admirals in The Mediterranean, to provide immediately for the Defence of that Island, "even by going there with their whole Force, if necessary;" by the Execution or Mistake of which Orders, the Spanish Squadron was suffered to sail from Cadiz to The West Indies, to the imminent Danger of our Fleets and Possessions there; we cannot well account for that profound Security in which the Administration seemed to be the last Year, with regard to that valuable Possession, when an Embarkation of Fourteen or Fifteen Thousand Men, and above Two Hundred Transport Ships, was publicly preparing at Barcelona, and consequently within Four and Twenty Hours Sail of Minorca, which Embarkation soon after went undisturbed to Italy; but we fear that this inconsistent Conduct may give too much Credit to Insinuations lately scattered in the Public, that the British Ministers were as secure that Minorca would not be attacked by the Spaniards, as the Spanish Ministers were that their Embarkation would sail to Italy undisturbed by our Squadrons in The Mediterranean.

"3dly, Because it appears that, about the same Time that Major General Anstruther left that Island, by Leave signified to him by the Secretary of War, which was on the 15th of February last, Admiral Haddock informs the Secretary of State, in a Letter of the 10th of the same Month, that, by the latest Letters from Mr. Consul Birtles, he mentions, "That a Spanish Embarkation is actually intended; and though the First Design was on a sudden dropt, the last Intelligence declares the same to be renewed again;" which Information, we conceive, was sufficient to have excited greater Apprehensions for the Danger of that Island than seem to have been entertained; since no one Step appears to have been taken thereupon for its Defence, or any Leave of Absence recalled; but the whole Government was suffered to devolve to a Lieutenant Colonel of One of the Regiments there.

"4thly, Because it appeared, by the Examination of Major General Anstruther at the Bar, that, when he left Minorca, on the 15th of February last, above Seven Hundred Men were wanting, to complete the Regiments there, and near the same Proportion of Officers absent; that the Private Soldiers were so uneasy at having been kept there so long, that many destroyed themselves from Despair, and many maimed themselves, to get discharged; that, should the Island be attacked, the Inhabitants would (in his Opinion) certainly join the Spaniards; that, in his Opinion too, that Island was always in Danger when our Enemies were superior in The Mediterranean, which has been for some Time, and is still, the Case; all which Circumstances concur to prove the Danger, the Neglect, and the Justice of censuring such a Neglect at such a Time.

"5thly, Because it was said in the Debate, by those whose high Stations best enabled them to know, "That a general Relaxation of Government, and Abuses of this Nature, were the Vices of the present Age:" A melancholy Truth! which we acknowledge with Concern, but which, we conceive, is so far from being an Argument for Impunity, that it evinces the Necessity at least of censuring such as we can attain to the Knowledge and Proofs of. And indeed we have but too much Reason to believe, that the several Abuses committed in the several Branches of the Government, unpunished at least, if not connived at, have already produced Effects too sensibly felt by this Nation; which Abuses, from the Nature of Things, necessarily multiply themselves; and, if not speedily checked, must soon forge a Chain of reciprocal and criminal Dependency, too strong for even the Authority of this House to break, too heavy for the Constitution to bear.

"6thly, Because the Motion for an Address offered in Lieu of this Question, in which the same Fact is stated in its full Extent, but without the least Censure annexed to it, is, in our Opinions, not only unprecedented, but inconsistent with the Honour and Dignity of this House; as it may seem calculated to skreen the Guilt it avows; and as it may be thought to intimate future Impunity for public Crimes, if balanced by private Ministerial Merit; Artifice may elude Inquiries, or prevent Detection; Lenity may censure a Crime, and yet spare the Criminal. But Mankind, we fear, may be at a Loss to account from what Motives so criminal a Neglect, fully stated, proved, and admitted, could escape without Censure; or may ascribe it to such as would affect the Reputation, and consequently lessen the Authority, of this House.

"Sandwich.
Westmorland.
Dunk Halifax.
Greenwich.
Cobham.
Bridgewater.
Ward.
Thanet.
Mansel.
Carlisle.
Foley.
St. John of Bletsoe.
Clinton.
Bathurst.
Chesterfield.
Shaftesbury.
Denbigh.
Hereford.
Oxford & Mortimer.
Leigh.
Northampton.
Exeter.
Litchfield.
R. Lincoln.
Suffolk.
Gower.
Craven.
Macclesfield.
Ailesbury.
Talbot.
Berkshire.
Haversham.
Aylesford.
Bedford.
Beaufort.
Graham.
Falmouth.
Berkeley of Stratton.
Ric. Lich. & Cov.
Abingdon.
Clifton."

Then the following Proposition was made, for an Address; (videlicet,)

Address for the Officers of Minorca to be sent to their Charge.

"It appearing to this House, that the Governor and Lieutenant Governor of the Island of Minorca, and the Lieutenant Governor of Fort St. Philip, and several other Officers upon the Establishment there, are now absent from the said Island, to the manifest Prejudice of the public Service: Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, That He will be graciously pleased to give Directions, that the Officers upon the Establishment, who are absent as aforesaid, do forthwith repair to their respective Posts; and that His Majesty, out of His Royal Care of so important a Place, will be pleased to give the strictest Orders, that, for the future, to prevent any such Prejudice to the public Service, such a Number of the said principal and other Officers, as shall be sufficient to perform the Services belonging to the said Establishment, be constantly resident on the Place."

And the same was agreed to.

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

State of the Nation put off.

Whereas To-morrow is appointed, for the House to be in a Committee, to take into further Consideration the State of the Nation:

It is Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee thereupon, on Monday next.

E. of Abingdon's Privilege; Tuck & al. discharged.

Richard Tuck, Robert Tuck, and Robert Rogers, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for a Breach of Privilege, in forcibly entering into a Harewarren belonging to the Earl of Abingdon, and abusing his Lordship's Servant, were (according to Order) brought to the Bar; where they (on their Knees) receiving a Reprimand from the Lord Chancellor for their said Offences, were ordered to be discharged out of Custody, paying their Fees.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, tricesimum diem instantis Januarii, hora decima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Sabbati, 30o Januarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
2. Epus. Carliol.
1. Epus. Menevens.
Epus. Glocestriens.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Berkshire.
Ds. Ward.

PRAYERS.

Then, in order for the Lords to proceed to the Abbey Church, Westminster, to solemnize this Day, being appointed by Act of Parliament as a Day of Fasting and Humiliation, for the Martyrdom of King Charles the First;

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, primum diem Februarii, jam prox. sequen. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

1 Deest in Originali.
2 Origin. enjoying.
3 Sic.
4 Deest.