House of Lords Journal Volume 26
April 1746, 21-30

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 26: April 1746, 21-30', Journal of the House of Lords volume 26: 1741-1746 (1767-1830), pp. 567-572. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114234 Date accessed: 30 July 2014.


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April 1746, 21-30

DIE Martis, 22o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Ds. Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Beaufort.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Aylesbury.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Malton.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount St. John.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. North.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Talbot.
Ds. Fitzwilliam.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Bennett's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Suffolk and Middlesex, entailed on the Daughters of Thomas Bennett Esquire, in order to raise a Sum of Money in present for their Portions, as an Equivalent for their Reversionary Interest in the said Estates, expectant on the Death of their Father."

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

L. Privy Seal.
D. Beaufort.
M. Tweeddale.
E. Pembroke.
E. Suffolk.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Thanet.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Oxford.
E. Halifax.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Fitzwalter.
E. Malton.
Vis. Fauconberg.
Vis. St. John.
L. B. Rochester.
L. B. Sarum.
L. B. Gloucester.
L. B. Bristol.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. Wentworth.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. North.
L. Maynard.
L. Ward.
L. Hervey.
L. Hay.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Monson.
L. Fitzwilliam.
L. Sandys.

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

Pawnbrokers regulating, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating of Pawnbrokers:"

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee thereupon, on this Day Two Months.

Address for Papers relating to Troops of Hanover, &c.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, "That He will be graciously pleased to give Directions, that there be said before this House,

"Proposals for surnishing a Body of the Troops of Hanover.

"Also, Copy of a Memorial, delivered by the Baron de Wasner, Plenipotentiary from their Imperial Majesties, to the Earl of Harrington, the 2d of April; and Translation.

"Also, Copy of the Earl of Harrington's Letter to Messrs. de Boetslaer and Hop; dat. 3d January, 1745/6; and Translation.

"Also, Copy of the Resolution of The States General, of the 21st January, N. S. 1746; and Translation.

"And also, Copy of a Memorial, presented by Mons. Ossorio, Envoy Extraordinary from the King of Sardinia; London, April 9/20th, 1746; and Translation."

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

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

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of certain Houses and Tenements in Wakefield, in the County of York, Part of the settled Estate of Joseph Sill Gentleman, for discharging a Bond Debt therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, whereunto they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

The said Amendments, being read Thrice, were agreed to.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 23o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses.
Ds. Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Devon, Senescallus.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Stair.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Malton.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Bath.
Viscount Townshend.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Fitzwilliam.

PRAYERS.

The King's Answer to Address for Papers concerning Troops of Hanover, &c.

The Lord Steward reported, "That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) presented to His Majesty the Address of this House of Yesterday, for Proposals for furnishing a Body of the Troops of Hanover, and Copies of several other Papers, to be laid before their Lordships; and that His Majesty had been pleased to give Directions accordingly."

Ramsden to take the Name of Hawksworth, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Walter Hawksworth Esquire, formerly called Walter Ramsden, and the Heirs of his Body, to take and use the Surname of Hawksworth, pursuant to the Will of Sir Walter Hawksworth Baronet deceased."

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

L. President.
D. Beaufort.
D. Argyll.
D. Portland.
M. Tweeddale.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Poulet.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Fitzwalter.
E. Malton.
E. Bath.
Vis. Townshend.
L. B. Bath & Wells.
L. B. Bangor.
L. B. St. Asaph.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. Wentworth.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Ward.
L. Hervey.
L. Hay.
L. Romney.
L. Monson.
L. Raymond.
L. Fitzwilliam.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 24o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses.
Ds. Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Devon, Senescallus.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
March. Tweeddale.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Townshend.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Fitzwilliam.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Marquis of Rockingham introduced.

Thomas Earl of Malton, being, by Letters Patent, dat. 19o Die Aprilis, 19o Georgii Secundi, created Marquis of Rockingham, was (in his Robes) introduced, between the Lord Steward and the Earl of Pembroke (also in their Robes); the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, and the Lord Great Chamberlain, preceding.

The said Marquis, on his Knee, presented his Patent 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 as follows; (videlicet,)

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 Entirely-beloved Cousin Thomas Marquis of Rockingham, Greeting. Whereas Our Parliament, for arduous and urgent Affairs, concerning Us, and the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and of the Church, is now met at Our City of Westminster; We, strictly 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 Our aforesaid Parliament, 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 Ourself, at Westminster, the Twentythird Day of April, in the Nineteenth Year of Our Reign.

"Bisse."

Then the said Marquis having, at the Table, taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes, took his Place on the Earls Bench.

Labelye, Leave for a Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Charles Labelye; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for his Naturalization:

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

Bill read.

Accordingly, the Duke of Portland presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Charles Labelye."

And the same was read the First Time.

Then the said Charles Labelye took the Oaths appointed, in order to his Naturalization.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 25o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses.
Ds. Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Devon, Senescallus.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Portland.
March. Tweeddle.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Home.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Leicester.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Townshend.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Fitzwilliam.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Ramsden to take the Name of Hawkesworth, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Walter Hawksworth Esquire, formerly called Walter Ramsden, and the Heirs of his Body, to take and use the Surname of Hawksworth, pursuant to the Will of Sir Walter Hawksworth Baronet, deceased," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Labelye, Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Charles Labelye."

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

L. President.
L. Steward.
D. Argyll.
D. Portland.
E. Suffolk.
E. Warwick.
E. Carlisle.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Coventry.
E. Halifax.
E. Harrington.
E. Leicester.
Vis. Fauconberg.
Vis. Townshend.
L. B. Rochester.
L. B. Bath & Wells.
L. B. Bangor.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Maynard.
L. Ward.
L. Hervey.
L. Hay.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Fitzwilliam.
L. Sandys.

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

Messages from H. C. to return the Bill to prevent Swearing;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act more effectually to prevent prosane Cursing and Swearing;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made to the said Bill.

and Baur's Nat. Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the same Gentleman and others:

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 28o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Glocestriens.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Landavens.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses.
Ds. Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Devon, Senescallus.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
March. Tweeddale.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondely.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Stair.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Graham.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Leicester.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Harcourt.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. North.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Fitzwilliam.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Liverpool Road repairing, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for repairing and enlarging the Road from Liverpool to Prescot, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and for amending the Road leading from Prescot to the Chapel of St. Helen, in the said County, to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Poor Laws, obviating Dissiculties, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to obviate certain Difficulties in the Laws now in being, relating to the Poor; and for allowing some Warrants of Justices of the Peace, granted in one County or Place, to be executed in other Counties or Places;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bills were both read the First Time.

Ordered, That the Bill last mentioned be printed.

Papers relating to Hanover Troops, &c. delivered.

The Earl of Harrington presented to the House, pursuant to their Lordships Address to His Majesty, of the 22d Instant,

"Copy of Proposals for furnishing a Body of the Troops of Hanover.

"Copy of a Memorial, delivered by the Baron de Wasner, Minister Plenipotentiary from their Imperial Majesties, to the Earl of Harrington, the 2d April; and Translation.

"Copy of the Earl of Harrington's Letter to Messrs. de Boetslaer and Hop; dated the 3d of January, 1745/6 and Translation.

"Copy of the Resolution of The States General, of the 21st January, N. S. 1745/6; and Translation."

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

and Monsr. Ossorio's Memorial.

The Duke of Newcastle presented to the House, pursuant to the same Address.

"Copy of a Memorial, presented by Mons. Ossorio, to the Duke of Newcastle; London, April 9/20th, 1746; and Translation."

And the Title of the said Paper being also read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table.

Ordered, That the several Papers before mentioned be taken into Consideration on Friday next; and the Lords to be summoned.

Duckinfield to take the Surname of Daniel, Leave for a Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Sir William Duckinfield Daniel Baronet, only surviving Son of Sir Charles Duckinfield, late of Mabberley, in the County of Chester, Baronet, deceased; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for empowering the Petitioner to take, use, and bear, the Surname and Arms of Daniel, pursuant to the Will of Sir Samuel Daniel, late of Over Tabley, in the same County, Knight, deceased:

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

Bill read.

Accordingly, the Earl of Cholmondeley presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir William Duckinfield Daniel Baronet, and the Heirs Male of his Body, to take and use the Surname, and bear the Arms, of Daniel, pursuant to the Will of Sir Samuel Daniel Knight, deceased."

And the same was read the First Time.

Order for an Address of Congratulation for Success against the Rebels.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty,

"To congratulate His Majesty on the Success of His Arms against the Rebels.

"To express our unseigned Joy on this happy and important Event; and how greatly it is owing, under God, to the wise Use made by His Majesty of the necessary Measures taken to strengthen His Hands, and to the Valour and Conduct of his Royal Highness the Duke, of whose eminent Services and Merit this House will rejoice in any Opportunity to testify their just Sense.

"To declare our Satisfaction in the gallant Behaviour of the Officers and Soldiers of His Majesty's Army on this Occasion; and to renew the most solemn Assurances of the vigorous and zealous Assistance and Support of this House, entirely to extinguish this execrable Rebellion, absolutely to crush this last desperate Effort of the Pretender, and to improve the Consequences of it, to add Stability to His Majesty's Throne."

Ordered, That the Lords following be appointed a Committee, to prepare an Address, pursuant thereunto; and report to the House; (videlicet,)

L. President.
D. Marlborough.
D. Newcastle.
M. Tweeddale.
M. Rockingham.
E. Northampton.
E. Sandwich.
E. Poulet.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Dunmore.
E. Stair.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Harrington.
L. B. Sarum.
L. B. Ely.
L. B. Gloucester.
L. Hervey.
L. Foley.
L. Fitzwilliam.
L. Sandys.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet presently, in the Prince's Lodgings; and adjourn as they please.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure; and the Committee withdrew, to draw the Address.

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Duke of Marlborough reported from the said Committee, "That they had prepared an Address accordingly."

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

"Most Gracious Sovereign,

"We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, beg Leave, with Hearts full of the most unfeigned Joy, to congratulate Your Majesty on the happy Success with which it has pleased Almighty God to bless Your Arms against the Rebels.

"When we consider the Value and, Extent of that Happiness which this execrable Rebellion was formed to take from us; our Holy Religion, our Laws and Liberties, and, the great Support of them all, Your Majesty's mild and gracious Government, and the Protestant Succession in Your Royal House; when, on the other Hand, we consider the insupportable Miseries designed, by the wicked Authors of this detestable Scheme, to be brought upon this Nation; our Thankfulness to Heaven and the Transports we feel in our Breasts on this Occasion, are raised beyond the Power of Words to express:

"The just and wise Use which Your Majesty has made of those necessary Measures, which were taken, to strengthen Your Hands in this Conjuncture, for the Defence of Your Majesty's Crown, and the Protection of Your People, demands all the Returns of Gratitude, Zeal, and Affection, which the most faithful Subjects can pay to the Best of Kings; and the unprovoked Treason and Perfidy with which this Rebellion has been begun and obstinately carried on, as well as the many Calamities this Nation has suffered from it, call for exemplary Justice against those Disturbers of our Peace.

"It is with the greatest Pleasure and Admiration we behold in how eminent a Manner this signal Victory has been owing to the Valour and Conduct of his Royal Highness the Duke: If any Thing can add to our Joy on such an Event, it is to see a Prince of Your Majesty's Blood, formed by Your Example and imitating Your Virtues, the glorious Instrument of it; and happy should we be in any Opportunity of testifying the high Sense we have of such illustrious Merit.

"The Bravery, Fidelity, and Firmness, by which the Officers and Soldiers of Your Majesty's Army have distinguished themselves, on this Occasion, give us the utmost Satisfaction; and will, we doubt not, convince Your Enemies, how much they have to fear from such Troops, led on by such a Commander.

"May the Divine Providence continue to preserve Your Majesty's precious Life, and to prosper Your Councils and Arms with Success: And permit us, in the most solemn Manner, to renew the strongest Assurances to Your Majesty, of our most zealous and vigorous Support and Assistance, entirely to extinguish this Rebellion, absolutely to crush this last desperate Effort of a Popish abjured Pretender, and to improve the Consequences of it, to add Stability to Your Throne!"

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty by the whole House.

Ordered, That the Lords with White Staves do wait on His Majesty, humbly to know what Time He will be pleased to appoint to be attended therewith.

Thanks of the House to the Duke of Cumberland.

"Moved, "To resolve, That the Thanks of this House be given to his Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland, for the great and eminent Services performed by him to his Majesty and His Kingdoms against the Rebels; and that his Royal Highness be assured of the just Sense which this House has, in how distinguished a Manner the late Victory was owing to his Valour and Conduct; and to his indefatigable Zeal, Activity, and Labours, in the Cause of his Royal Father and of his Country; and of our ardent Wishes that his Royal Highness may have the Glory entirely to complete the great Work which he has so successfully begun and carried on."

And the same was agreed to.

Ordered, That the Lord Chancellor do transmit this Resolution to his Royal Highness the Duke.

Ramsden to take the Name of Hawksworth, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Walter Hawksworth Esquire, formerly called Walter Ramsden, and the Heirs of his Body, to take and use the Surname of Hawksworth, pursuant to the Will of Sir Walter Hawksworth Baronet, deceased."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Phipps against E. Angleley, for Waiver of Privilege:

The House was informed, "That Richard Earl, of Anglesey had put in his Answer to the Petition of Constantine Phipps Esquire; complaining that the said Earl insisted on his Privilege, in relation to a Suit in the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, brought by the Petitioner against him."

Ordered, That the said Petition and Answer be referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 29o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Roffens.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Devon, Senescallus.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Monson.

PRAYERS.

Chalmers against Alison.

The joint and several Answer of Robert Alison and others, to the Appeal of Captain John Chalmer, was brought in.

His Majesty to be attended with the Address.

The Lord Steward acquainted the House, "That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) waited on His Majesty, humbly to know what Time His Majesty would be pleased to appoint to be attended by this House, with their Address; and that His Majesty had been pleased to appoint this Day, at Two o'Clock, at His Palace of St. James's."

Labelye, Nat. Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Rochester reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Charles Labelye," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone, through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Liverpool Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for repairing and enlarging the Road from Liverpool to Prescot, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and for amending the Road leading, from Prescot to the Chapel of St. Helen, in the said County."

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

L. Steward.
M. Rockingham.
E. Pembroke.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Fitzwalter.
Vis. Fauconberg.
L. B. Rochester.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. Bristol.
L. B. Chichester.
L. B. Bangor.
L. B. St. Asaph.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. Monson.

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

Duckinfield to take the Name of Daniel, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir William Duckinfield Daniel Baronet, and the Heirs Male of his Body, to take and use the Surname, and bear the Arms, of Daniel, pursuant to the Will of Sir Samuel Daniel Knight, deceased."

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

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

Messages from H. C. with Bills.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to indemnify such Persons as have acted in Defence of His Majesty's Person and Government, and for the Preservation of the public Peace of the Kingdom, during the Time of the present unnatural Rebellion; and Sheriffs and others, who have suffered Escapes occasioned thereby, from vexatious Suits and Prosecutions;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Preservation of Havens, Roads, Channels, and Navigable Rivers, within that Part of Great Britain called England," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Adjourn.

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