House of Lords Journal Volume 26
June 1742, 21-30

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 26: June 1742, 21-30', Journal of the House of Lords volume 26: 1741-1746 (1767-1830), pp. 147-155. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114160 Date accessed: 24 November 2014.


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June 1742, 21-30

DIE Lunæ, 21o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Landavens.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
March. Tweeddale.
March. Lothian.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Berks.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Home.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Wilmington.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Carteret, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Somerville.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds. Fitzwilliam.
Ds. Edgcumbe.

PRAYERS.

E. of Anglesey against Annesley.

The Answer of Charles Annesley, Respondent to the Appeal of the Right Honourable Richard Earl of Anglesey, was brought in.

Against Lunatick's marrying, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent the Marriage of Lunaticks;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Mischiefs by Gunpowder to prevent, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing the Mischiefs which may happen by keeping dangerous Quantities of Gunpowder in or near the Cities of London and Westminster;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Westminster Bridge, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better enabling the Commissioners for building a Bridge cross the River Thames, from the City of Westminster, to the opposite Shore in the County of Surrey, to finish the said Bridge, and to perform the other Trusts reposed in them; and for enlarging the Time for exchanging of Tickets unclaimed in the last Lottery for the said Bridge; and to make Provision for Tickets in the said Lottery lost, burnt, or otherwise destroyed;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bills were all read the First Time.

Holsten's Nat. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Peter Holsten."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Message from thence, to return Walsingham's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Estates late of James Walsingham Esquire, deceased, lying in the Counties of Surrey, Essex, Norfolk, and Cambridge, for raising Money, to discharge the Encumbrances affecting the same, and other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Against assisting Prisoners to escape, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually to prevent Persons from assisting Prisoners to escape, or to attempt to escape, from their Confinement;" and for the Judges to attend the said Committee:

Who attending accordingly;

The Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench acquainted the House, "That the Judges had considered the said Bill; and were of Opinion, that it is so framed, as not so proper to be amended, as to frame another Bill for the Purpose intended."

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, on this Day Month.

Judges to bring in another Bill for the Purpose; and one to amend the Act for preventing Sheep-stealing.

Ordered, That the Judges do prepare, and bring in, a Bill for the more effectual preventing Persons from assisting Prisoners to escape from their Confinement.

Ordered also, That the Judges do prepare, and bring in, a Bill to explain and amend an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act to render the Laws more effectual, for preventing the stealing and destroying of Sheep and other Cattle."

Against destroying Fish, Bill.

The next Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, An Act for the more effectually punishing Persons, who shall unlawfully and maliciously kill, poison, destroy, or steal, any Fish kept in Ponds, Pits, or Stews; and for the preventing the unlawful taking of Fish out of any River, Brook, or Water-course:"

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, on this Day Month.

Woollen Cloth, to prevent the stealing of, Bill.

The last Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual preventing any Cloth or Woollen Goods remaining upon the Rack or Tenters, or any Woollen Yarn, or Wool lest out to dry, from being stolen or taken away in the Night Time:

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee thereupon.

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Warwick reported from the said Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereunto; which he would be ready to report, whenever the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Annesley's Petition, for hearing E. Anglesey's Appeal:

A Petition of Charles Annesley Esquire, Respondent to the Appeal of Richard Earl of Anglesey, brought into this House on Tuesday last, was presented, and read; praying, "In regard the postponing the Determination of the Merits of the said Appeal till another Session of Parliament will be extremely detrimental and prejudicial to the Petitioner, that a short Day may be appointed for hearing thereof."

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

Order to stop Payment of Rents till the Cause is heard.

And the Agent for the Appellant objecting to the appointing a short Day for hearing the said Appeal this Session; but not opposing the staying the Third Part of the Rents of the Estate in Question in the Tenants Hands in the mean Time, till the Cause on the said Appeal shall be heard:

It is Ordered, That the several Tenants to the said Estate do stop paying a Third Part of their said Rents to the Appellant, till the Hearing of the Cause upon the said Appeal.

Role's Bill:

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estates of Edward Bayntun Rolt Esquire, to raise Money, for the Payment of Debts affecting the same, and of Portions for his Younger Brothers and Sister, charged thereon by the Settlement of their Uncle John Bayntun Esquire, deceased; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

And the same were read Thrice, and severally agreed to, to the Amendment in the 15th Line of the 15th Press; which being also read, it was agreed, to leave out these Words, ["and, after Payment thereof, then for paying and discharging"]; and to insert, instead thereof, these Words, ["together with"]; and, at the End of that Amendment, to add ["according to the Rules of Equity"].

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

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

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

New Respondents to E. Sutherland's Appeal, to Answer.

Whereas, by Order of this House of the 12th Day of April last, upon the Objection made by the Counsel for Alexander Ross Commissary of Murray, Solicitor in London, and William Anderson of Linkwood Esquire, Respondents to the Appeal of William Earl of Sutherland; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, that there were not proper Parties thereunto; Liberty was given to the Appellant to amend his Appeal, by making such Parties Respondents as he should be advised:

And the House being this Day informed, "That the Appeal was amended accordingly:"

It is Ordered, That Alexander Ross and William Anderson, John Sutherland of Riarcher, John Sutherland of Litle Torboll, David Sutherland of Cambusavie, Adam Sutherland of Sibbercross, John Rose of Bellavraid, Sir John Gordon of Embo, James Sutherland of Evilisks, John Murray of Pulrossie, Andrew Sutherland of Braegrudie, William Mackay of Pitfure, Mrs. Frances Sutherland Sister to the deceased Kenneth late Lord Duffus, Kenneth Sutherland of Muckle Torboll, Sir William Dunbar of Hemprigs, Dame Elizabeth Dunbar Lady Dowager of Hemprigs, Sir James Sinclair of May, Dame Mary Sutherland Lady Dowager of May, Adam Gordon of Dalguhollie, Mr. William Sutherland of Rossecommon, John Mackenzie of Applecross, Helen Dunbar lawful Daughter to the deceased Mr. Archibald Dunbar of Thundertoun, and Archibald Dunbar Younger of Newtoun her Husband for his Interest, Rebecca Dunbar lawful Daughter to the deceased Mr. Archibald Dunbar of Thundertoun, and Alexander Anderson of Aradoul her Husband for his Interest, John Davidson Writer to the Signet and Clerk to the Court of Justiciary, Mr. Thomas Nicol Writer in Edinburgh, Alexander Sutherland of Kinminity, James Sutherland of Prousie, Christine and Elizabeth Strachans, Daughters to the deceased Sir Patrick Strachan of Glenkindy, Erick Sutherland Esquire commonly designed Lord Duffus, Representatives of the deceased Sir Harcourt Masters, late One of the Directors of the South Sea Company, Sir James Grant of Grant, Sir William Gordon of Invergordon, Alexander Blackwood Eldest lawful Son of the deceased Captain James Blackwood Merchant in Edinburgh, and the Tutors and Curators of the said Christine and Elizabeth Strachans, the Representatives of the said Sir Harcourt Masters, Sir James Grant, Sir William Gordon, and Alexander Blackwood, if they any have, for their Interest; and all Creditors and others having, or pretending to have, Interest in the Matters in the Appeal mentioned, 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 Monday the 19th Day of July next; and that Service of this Order on their several Agents or Procurators before the Court of Session in Scotland be deemed good Service.

Hunter & al. against Binny & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Andrew Hunter present Provost of the Borough of Forfar, James Binny Shoe-maker there, and William Brown Writer there, Baillies of the said Borough, Robert Wedderburn of Pearsie, Treasurer there, and David Cantie late Bailiff there, James Dickson Merchant there, Andrew Binny Shoe-maker there, John White late Deacon of the Shoe-makers there, John Moffat Shoe-maker there, David Binny Shoe-maker there, Thomas Hunter Wright there, John Black Taylor there, James Fisher Baxter there, James Cuthbert Brewer there, and John Miln Taylor there, all Counsellors of the Borough of Forfar; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 8th of January 1741/2; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session, of the 2d of this Instant June; and of another Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the 10th of the same Month, whereby they adhered to their former Interlocutor; and praying, "That the same may be reversed; and that the Appellants may have such Relief given them as to this House shall seem just; and that Alexander Binny of Whitewall, sometime Provost of Forfar, John Jaffray Writer there, William Sturrock Shoe-maker there, William Kerr Writer there, Charles Webster Deacon of the Shoe-makers there, John Watt Deacon of the Weavers there, John Reed Merchant, que Deacon of the Glovers there, William Cantie Deacon of the Taylors there, James Brown Shoe-maker there, John Webster late Deacon of the Weavers there, John Wallace Merchant there, William Gray Flesher there, James Binny Brewer there, John Sturrock Shoe-maker there, David Tindall and William Reid, both Shoe-makers there, James Symmer Brewer there, Robert Peter Brewer there, and James Ramsay Taylor there, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the several Persons last named, 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 Monday the 19th Day of July next; and that Service of this Order on the Respondents, their Agents and Solicitors in the Court of Session, be deemed good Service.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 22o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Norwic.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Portland.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Berks.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Graham.
Comes Wilmington.
Comes Malton.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Poulet.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Fitzwilliam.
Ds. Edgcumbe.

PRAYERS.

Messages from H. C. to return Rolt's Bill;

A Message was brought from the House of Commons; by the Lord Dupplin and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estates of Edward Bayntun Rolt Esquire, to raise Money, for the Payment of Debts affecting the same, and of Portions for his Younger Brothers and Sister, charged thereon by the Settlement of their Uncle John Bayntun Esquire, deceased; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments to One of their Amendments made to the said Bill.

and Hopkins's Bill, to take the Name of Probyn.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Probyn Esquire, lately called John Hopkins, and his Descendants, to take and use the Surname of Probyn, pursuant to the Will of Sir Edmund Probyn Knight, deceased;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Badham against Odell;

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Bettridge Badham Esquire; complaining of an Order, or Decree, of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, of the 20th of February 1738, made in a Cause wherein the Appellant was Plaintiff, and Thomas Odell Esquire, by James Fitz Maurice Esquire, his Guardian, Defendant; and praying, "That the same, and all Proceedings had in Pursuance thereof, might be reversed; and that this House would make such other Order, for the Appellant's Relief, as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom should seem just:" As also upon the Answer of the said Thomas Odell and James Fitz Maurice Esquires put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Judgement.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Order, or Decree, complained of in the said Appeal, be, and the same is hereby, reversed: And it is hereby further Ordered, That the Accompt taken under the Decree of the 20th of June 1729 do stand, with Liberty to the Respondent Odell to surcharge or falsify the same; and that, in case any Surcharge or Falsification shall be made to appear, the Remembrancer of the said Court do deduct so much as ought to be deducted on account of such Surcharge or Falsification; and that the said Remembrancer do carry on the Accompt of the subsequent Interest, at the Rate of Six per Centum per Annum, from the Time of the Confirmation of the Report of the 12th of March 1730, for the Sum thereby reported due to the Appellant, after such Deductions made thereout as aforesaid; and that, in taking the said Accompt, the said Remembrancer do make to all Parties all just Allowances; and that all Parties be examined upon Interrogatories, and produce all Deeds and Writings, Books, and Papers of Accompt, relating to the Premises in Question, as the said Remembrancer shall direct; and that the Consideration of the Costs of this Suit; and of all further Directions, be reserved till after the said Remembrancer shall have made his Report; and if any Thing shall appear difficult to the said Remembrancer, he is to report the same specially to the Court; and, after making the said Report, such further Order shall be made as shall be just.

Rum to be landed before Payment of Excise, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower the Importers and Proprietors of Rum, or Spirits, of the British Sugar Plantations, to land the same before Payment of the Duties of Excise charged thereon, and to lodge the same in Warehouses, at their own Expence; and for the Relief of Ralph Barrow, in respect to the Duty on some Rock Salt, lost by the overflowing of the Rivers Weaver and Dane;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Against counterfeiting the Coin, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual preventing the counterfeiting of the current Coin of this Kingdom, and the uttering or paying of false or counterfeit Coin;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bills were both read the First Time.

Against Lunaticks marrying, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent the Marriage of Lunaticks."

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

Westminster Bridge, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better enabling the Commissioners for building a Bridge cross the River Thames, from the City of Westminster, to the opposite Shore in the County of Surrey, to finish the said Bridge, and to perform the other Trusts reposed in them; and for enlarging the Time for exchanging the Tickets unclaimed in the last Lottery for the said Bridge; and to make Provision for Tickets in the said Lottery, lost, burnt, or otherwise destroyed."

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

Dangers from Gunpowder, to prevent, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for preventing the Mischiefs which may happen, by keeping dangerous Quantities of Gunpowder in or near the Cities of London and Westminster."

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

Drummond to enter into Recognizance for Hunter.

The House being moved, "That John Drummond Esquire may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Andrew Hunter Provost of Forfar and others, on account of their Appeal depending in this House; they being in Scotland:"

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

Woollen Cloth, Bill.

The Earl of Findlater (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual preventing any Cloth or Woollen Goods, remaining upon the Rack or Tenters, or any Woollen Yarn, or Wool left out to dry, from being stolen or taken away in the Night Time," was committed, the Amendments made by the Committee to the said Bill.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 23o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Landavens.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Harrington, Præses.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Portland.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Berks.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Wilmington.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Carteret, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Poulet.
Ds. Somerville.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds. Fitzwilliam.
Ds. Edgcumbe.

PRAYERS.

Act to prevent Steep-stealing, &c. to explain, Bill.

The Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas presented to the House (according to Order) a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act to render the Laws more effectual, for preventing the stealing and destroying of Sheep and other Cattle:" And acquainted their Lordships, "That the Judges had met, on Consideration of the other Bill ordered to be by them prepared, for preventing Prisoners escaping out of Prison; but, finding it a Matter of Consequence, had not been able to prepare such Bill as yet; but would do it against Friday next."

The said Bill, presented by the Judges, was read the First Time.

Walker against Hankey:

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Joseph Hankey and Thomas Hankey, Defendants in a Writ of Error brought into this House the 14th Instant, wherein John Walker Esquire is Plaintiff; praying, "In regard the said Plaintiff has not assigned Errors within the Time limited by the Standing Order of this House; that the same may be Non pros'd, with such Costs as to their Lordships shall seem reasonable:"

Writ of Error Non pros'd.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners do forthwith enter a Non pros. on the said Writ of Error, as desired; and that the Record be remitted to the Court of King's Bench, to the End Execution may be had upon the Judgement given in that Court, as if no such Writ of Error had been brought into this House: And further, That the Plaintiff in Error do pay, or cause to be paid, to the said Defendants, the Sum of Ten Pounds, for their Costs by reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgement.

Ellam against Marquand:

Upon reading the Petition of Charles Marquand, Desendant in a Writ of Error brought into this House the 14th Instant, wherein Peter Ellam is Plaintiff; praying, In regard the said Plaintiff has not assigned Errors within the Time limited by the Standing Order of this House, that the same may be non pros'd, with such Costs as to their Lordships shall seem meet, in regard the said Writ of Error is brought altogether for Delay:"

Writ of Error Non pros'd.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner do forthwith enter a Non pros. on the said Writ of Error, as desired; and that the Record be remitted to the Court of King's Bench, to the End Execution may be had upon the Judgement given in that Court, as if no such Writ of Error had been brought into this House: And further, That the said Plaintiff in Error do pay, or cause to be paid, to the said Defendant, the Sum of Ten Pounds for his Costs by reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgement.

Woollen Cloth, to prevent the stealing of, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual preventing any Cloth or Woollen Goods remaining upon the Rack or Tenters, or any Woollen Yarn or Wool left out to dry, from being stolen or taken away in the Night-time."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Plantation Trade, regulating, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for further regulating the Plantation Trade; and for Relief of Merchants importing Prize Goods from America, and for preventing collusive Captures there; and for obliging the Claimers of Vessels seized for Exportation of Wool, or any unlawful Importation, to give Security for Costs; and for allowing East India Goods to be taken out of Warehouses, in order to be cleaned and refreshed;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Reviving and continuing Laws, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to revive several Acts, for the Punishment of Persons destroying Turnpikes or Locks, or other Works erected by Authority of Parliament, and for other Purposes therein mentioned; and to continue several Acts, relating to Rice, to Frauds in the Customs, to the clandestine Running of Goods, and to Copper Ore of the British Plantations; and for extending the Liberty given by the Act of the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for carrying Sugar of the Growth of the British Sugar Colonies in America to Ships belonging to any of His Majesty's Subjects residing in Great Britain, and navigated according to Law; and for the more effectual preventing the cutting of Star or Bent;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bills were both read the First Time.

Rum to be landed before Payment of Excise, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower the Importers or Proprietors of Rum, or Spirits, of the British Sugar Plantations, to land the same before Payment of the Duties of Excise charged thereon, and to lodge the same in Warehouses, at their own Expence; and for the Relief of Ralph Barrow, in respect to the Duty on some Rock Salt lost, by the overflowing of the Rivers Weaver and Dane."

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

Coin, counterfeiting to prevent, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual preventing the counterfeiting of the current Coin of this Kingdom, and the uttering or paying of false or counterfeit Coin."

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

Lunaticks marrying to prevent, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent the Marriage of Lunaticks."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Warwick reported from the said Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereunto; which he would be ready to report, whenever the House will please to receive the same."

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

Westminster Bridge, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better enabling the Commissioners for building a Bridge cross the River Thames, from the City of Westminster, to the opposite Shore in the County of Surrey, to finish the said Bridge, and to perform the other Trusts reposed in them; and for enlarging the Time for exchanging of Tickets unclaimed in the last Lottery for the said Bridge; and to make Provision for Tickets in the said Lottery, lost, burnt, or otherwise destroyed."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Mischiefs by Gunpowder, to prevent, Bill.

The like Proceeding was had on the Bill, intituled, An Act for preventing the Mischiefs which may happen, by keeping dangerous Quantities of Gunpowder in or near the Cities of London and Westminster."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 25o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Landavens.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Berks.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Wilmington.
Comes Malton.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Somerville.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds. Fitzwilliam.

PRAYERS.

Prisoners Escape, to prevent, Bill.

The Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, pursuant to the Order of this House of Monday last, delivered in a Bill, intituled, "An Act more effectually to prevent Persons from assisting Prisoners to escape, or to attempt to escape, from their Confinement."

And the same was read the First Time.

Westminsier Bridge, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better enabling the Commissioners for building a Bridge cross the River Thames, from the City of Westminster, to the opposite Shore in the County of Surrey, to finish the said Bridge, and to perform the other Trusts reposed in them; and for enlarging the Time for exchanging of Tickets unclaimed in the last Lottery for the said Bridge; and to make Provision for Tickets in the said Lottery, lost, burnt, or otherwise destroyed."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Mischiefs by Gunpowder, to prevent, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for preventing the Mischiefs which may happen, by keeping dangerous Quantities of Gunpowder in or near the Cities of London and Westminster."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

And Messages were severally ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Allen and Mr. Edwards:

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

Reviving and continuing Laws, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to revive several Acts, for the Punishment of Persons destroying Turnpikes or Locks, or other Works erected by Authority of Parliament, and for other Purposes therein mentioned; and to continue several Acts, relating to Rice, to Frauds in the Customs, to the clandestine Running of Goods, and to Copper Ore of the British Plantations; and for extending the Liberty given by the Act of the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for carrying Sugar, of the Growth of the British Sugar Colonies in America, to Ships belonging to any of His Majesty's Subjects residing in Great Britain, and navigated according to Law; and for the more effectual preventing the cutting of Star or Bent."

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

Plantation Trade, regulating, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for further regulating the Plantation Trade; and for Relief of Merchants importing Prize Goods from America, and for preventing collusive Captures there; and for obliging the Claimers of Vessels seized for Exportation of Wool, or any unlawful Importation, to give Security for Costs; and for allowing East India Goods to be taken out of Warehouses, in order to be cleaned and refreshed."

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

Sheep-stealing, to prevent, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act to render the Laws more effectual, for preventing the stealing and destroying of Sheep and other Cattle."

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

Lunaticks Marriages, to prevent, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent the Marriage of Lunaticks," was committed, the Amendments made by the Committee to the said Bill.

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

Rum to be landed, before Payment of Excise, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower the Importers or Proprietors of Rum, or Spirits, of the British Sugar Plantations, to land the same, before Payment of the Duties of Excise charged thereon, and to lodge the same in Warehouses, at their own Expence; and for the Relief of Ralph Barrow, in respect to the Duty on some Rock Salt lost by the overflowing of the Rivers Weaver and Dane."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Counterfeiting Coin, to prevent, Bill.

The Order being read, for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual preventing the counterfeiting of the current Coin of this Kingdom, and the uttering or paying of false or counterfeit Coin:"

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee thereupon, on Tuesday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 29o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norvic.
Epus. Landavens.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Ds. Hervey, C. P. S.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Devon.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Berks.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Morton.
Comes Home.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Graham.
Comes Wilmington.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Poulet.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Somerville.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Fitzwilliam.
Ds. Edgcumbe.

PRAYERS.

Rum to be landed, before Payment of Excise, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower the Importers or Proprietors of Rum, or Spirits, of the British Sugar Plantations, to land the same before Payment of the Duties of Excise charged thereon, and to lodge the same in Warehouses, at their own Expence; and for the Relief of Ralph Barrow, in respect to the Duty on some Rock Salt lost by the overflowing of the Rivers Weaver and Dane."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Bennett and Mr. Edwards:

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

To prevent the Marriage of Lunaticks, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent the Marriage of Lunaticks."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

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

Prisoners Escape, to prevent, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act more effectually to prevent Persons from assisting Prisoners to escape, or to attempt to escape, from their Confinement."

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

Reviving and cominuing Laws, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to revive several Acts, for the Punishment of Persons destroying Turnpikes, or Locks, or other Works erected by Authority of Parliament, and for other Purposes therein mentioned; and to continue several Acts, relating to Rice, to Frauds in the Customs, to the clandestine Running of Goods, and to Copper Ore of the British Plantations; and for extending the Liberty given by the Act of the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for carrying Sugar of the Growth of the British Sugar Colonies in America, to Ships belonging to any of His Majesty's Subjects residing in Great Britain, and navigated according to Law; and for the more effectual preventing the cutting of Star or Bent."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Plantation Trade, regulating, Bill.

The like Proceeding was had, on the Bill, intituled, An Act for further regulating the Plantation Trade; and for Relief of Merchants importing Prize Goods from America, and for preventing collusive Captures there; and for obliging the Claimers of Vessels seized for Exportation of Wool, or any unlawful Importation, to give Security for Costs; and for allowing East India Goods to be taken out of Warehouses, in order to be cleaned and refreshed."

Counterfeiting the Coin, to prevent, Bill.

The like Proceeding was had, on the Bill, intituled, An Act for the more effectual preventing the counterfeiting of the current Coin of this Kingdom, and the uttering or paying of false and counterfeit Coin."

Act for preventing Sheep-stealing, to explain, Bill.

The same Proceeding was likewise had, on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act to render the Laws more effectual for preventing the stealing and destroying of Sheep and other Cattle."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Message from H. C. to return the Bill for preventing the stealing of Woollen Cloth.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual preventing any Cloth, or Woollen Goods, remaining upon the Rack or Tenters, or any Woollen Yarn or Wool left out to dry, from being stolen or taken away in the Night-time;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereunto.

Additional Duty on Foreign Cambricks, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty an additional Duty on Foreign Cambricks imported into Great Britain; and for allowing thereout a Bounty upon certain Species of British and Irish Linens exported;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the same be read a Second Time on Friday next; and the Lords to be summoned.

Message from H. C. to return Holsten's Nat. Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Peter Holsten;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 30o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Landavens.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Harrington, Præses.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Berks.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Home.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Malton.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Poulet.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Somerville.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds. Fitzwilliam.
Ds. Edgcumbe.

PRAYERS.

Counterfeiting the Coin, to prevent, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual preventing the counterfeiting of the current Coin of this Kingdom, and the uttering or paying of false or counterfeit Coin."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Plantation Trade, regulating, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for further regulating the Plantation Trade; and for Relief of Merchants importing Prize Goods from America, and for preventing collusive Captures there; and for obliging the Claimers of Vessels seized for Exportation of Wool, or any unlawful Importation, to give Security for Costs; and for allowing East India Goods to be taken out of Warehouses, in order to be cleaned and refreshed."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Reviving and continuing Laws, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to revive several Acts, for the Punishment of Persons destroying Turnpikes, or Locks, or other Works erected by Authority of Parliament, and for other Purposes therein mentioned; and to continue several Acts, relating to Rice, to Frauds in the Customs, to the clandestine Running of Goods, and to Copper Ore of the British Plantations; and for extending the Liberty given by the Act of the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for carrying Sugar of the Growth of the British Sugar Colonies in America, to Ships belonging to any of His Majesty's Subjects residing in Great Britain, and navigated according to Law; and for the more effectual preventing the cutting of Star or Bent."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

And Messages were severally ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Edwards:

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

Act for preventing Sheep-stealing, to explain, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act to render the Laws more effectual, for preventing the stealing and destroying of Sheep and other Cattle."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

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

Prisoners Escape, to prevent, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act more effectually to prevent Persons from assisting Prisoners to escape, or to attempt to escape, from their Confinement."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Veneris, secundum diem Julii jam prox. sequen. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.