House of Lords Journal Volume 26
May 1746, 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 26: May 1746, 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 26: 1741-1746 (1767-1830), pp. 580-585. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114236 Date accessed: 30 August 2014.


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May 1746, 11-20

DIE Lunæ, 12o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Glocestriens.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Landavens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Devon, Senescallus.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Newcastle.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Harborough.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Fitzwilliam.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Pitt to erect a Bridge over the River Froome, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower Lora Pitt Widow to erect a Bridge, or Bridges, over the River Froome, and to make a Causeway to the East End of the Town of Dorchester, over Forthington Moor, in the County of Dorset."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 13o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Glocestriens.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Bristol.
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 Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Suffolk & Berks.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Stair.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Orford.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Bath.
Comes Leicester.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Dudley.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Fitzwilliam.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Bp. of Landaff, to preach the 29th 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 Thursday the 29th Day of this Instant May.

Foreign Sail Cloth, Duties, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual securing the Duties now payable on Foreign-made Sail Cloth imported into this Kingdom; and for charging all Foreign-made Sails with a Duty; and for explaining a Doubt concerning Ships being obliged, at their first setting out to Sea, to be furnished with One compleat Set of Sails made of British Sail Cloth;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Cities and Towns that are Counties, Elections, regulating, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating of Elections of Members to serve in Parliament, for such Cities and Towns, in that Part of Great Britain called England, as are Counties of themselves," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bills were both read the First Time.

Message from His Majesty, relating to the D. of Cumberland:

The Duke of Newcastle acquainted the House, "That the had a Message from His Majesty, under His Royal Sign Manual; which His Majesty had commanded him to deliver to their Lordships."

And the same was read, by the Lord Chancellor, and is as follows; (videlicet,)

"GEORGE R.

"The Desire which the House of Lords has expressed to His Majesty, to lay hold of some Opportunity of testifying the high Sense they have of the Services performed by His Dearly-beloved Son the Duke of Cumberland, towards suppressing the Rebellion, and preserving our happy Constitution in Church and State, has given His Majesty the greatest Satisfaction: His Majesty therefore doubts not, from the experienced Zeal and Affection of this House, that He shall have their ready Concurrence and Support in such Measures as shall be most proper for that Purpose."

Address thereupon.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, "To return Him the Thanks of this House, for His most Gracious Message; and to assure His Majesty, in the most dutiful Manner, of the hearty and zealous Concurrence of this House in such Measures as shall be most proper to testify to His Majesty, and to Posterity, our high and grateful Sense of the eminent Services performed by his Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland, towards suppressing the Rebellion, and preserving our happy Constitution in Church and State, and the Protestant Succession in His Majesty's Royal Family."

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

Suspected Persons in Scotland to appear at Edinburgh, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for calling any suspected Person or Persons, whose Estates or principal Residence are in Scotland, to appear at Edinburgh, or where it shall be judged expedient, to find Bail for their good Behaviour;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Rebels in Scotland, to attaint, Bill:

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to attaint Alexander Earl of Kellie, William Viscount of Strathallan, Alexander Lord Pitsligo, David Wemyss Esquire commonly called Lord Elcho Eldest Son and Heir Apparent of James Earl of Wemyss, James Drummond Esquire Eldest Son and Heir Apparent of William Viscount of Strathallan, Simon Fraser Esquire Eldest Son and Heir Apparent of Simon Lord Lovat, George Murray Esquire commonly called Lord George Murray Brother to James Duke of Athol, Lewis Gordon Esquire commonly called Lord Lowis Gordon Brother to Cosmo George Duke of Gordon, James Drummond taking upon himself the Title of Duke of Perth, James Graham late of Duntroon taking on himself the Title of Viscount of Dundee, John Nairn taking upon himself the Title or Style of Lord Nairn, David Ogilvie taking upon himself the Title of Lord Ogilvie, John Drummond taking upon himself the Style or Title of Lord John Drummond Brother to James Drummond taking on himself the Title of Duke of Perth, Robert Mercer Esquire otherwise Nairn of Aldie, Sir William Gordon of Park, John Murray of Broughton Esquire, John Gordon the Elder of Glenbuckett, Donald Cameron the Younger of Lochiel, Doctor Archibald Cameron Brother to Donald Cameron the Younger of Lochiel, Ludovick Cameron of Tor Castle, Alexander Cameron of Dungallon, Donald Mac Donald of Clanronald Junior Son to Rhonald Mac Donald of Clanronald, Donald Mac Donald of Lochgarie, Alexander Mac Donald of Keppoch, Archibald Mac Donald Son of Col. Mac Donald of Barisdale, Alexander Mac Donald of Glencoe, Evan Mac Pherson of Clunie, Lauchlan Mac Lauchlan of Castle Lauchlan, John Mac Kinnon of Mac Kinnon, Charles Stewart of Ardsheil, George Lockhart Eldest Son and Heir Apparent of George Lockhart of Carnwath, Lawrence Oliphant the Elder of Gask, Lawrence Oliphant the Younger of Gask, James Graham the Younger of Airth, John Stewart commonly called John Roy Stewart, Francis Farquharson of Monalterye, Alexander Mac Gillivrae of Drumaglash, Lauchlan Mac Intosh Merchant at Inverness, Malcolm Ross Son of Alexander Ross of Pitcalny, Alexander Mac Leod Son to Master John Mac Leod, Advocate, John Hay Portioner of Restalrig Writer to the Signet, Andrew Lumsdale otherwise Lumsdain Son to William Lumsdale otherwise Lumsdain Writer in Edinburgh, and William Fidler Clerk in the Auditor's Office in the Exchequer of Scotland, of High Treason, if they shall not render themselves to One of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace on or before the Twelfth Day of July in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-six, and submit to Justice;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Two last mentioned Bills were both read the First Time, and the latter ordered to be read a Second Time To-morrow; and the Lords to be summoned.

Message to H. C. for the Names of the Witnesses concerning it.

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

To desire, "That they will impart to this House the Names of such Persons as appeared and were examined before them, in relation to the last mentioned Bill."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 14o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Landaff.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses.
Ds. Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Devon, Senescallus.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Stair.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Graham.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Orford.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Bath.
Comes Leicester.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Dudley.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Brooke.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Fitzwilliam.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

The King's Answer, to Address concerning the D. of Cumberland.

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; and that His Majesty returned His Thanks to their Lordships for it, and for the Regard they are disposed to shew to the Services of His Son the Duke."

Answer from H. C. with the Names of Witnestes, concerning the Bill for attainting Rebels in Scotland:

The Messengers sent to the House of Commons Yesterday return Answer:

"That the Names of the Persons who appeared and gave Evidence, at the Bar of that House, in relation to the Bill of Attainder depending in this House, were Charles Campbell, John Hickson, John Vere, William Hasty, John Gray, James Berkeley, Hugh Douglass, James Logie, Angus McKinnon, George Hay, Patrick Goldie, and John Read."

Witnesses to attend.

Ordered, That those Persons do attend this House, upon the Second Reading of the said Bill.

Message from H. C. to return the Bill for Ramsden to take the Name of Hawksworth.

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

To return 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;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Foreign Sail Cloth, Duties, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual securing the Duties now payable on Foreign-made Sail Cloth imported into this Kingdom; and for charging all Foreign-made Sails with a Duty; and for explaining a Doubt concerning Ships being obliged, at their first setting out to Sea, to be furnished with One complete Set of Sails made of British Sail Cloth."

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

Rebels in Scotland, to attaint, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to attaint Alexander Earl of Kellie, William Viscount of Strathallan, Alexander Lord Pitsligo, David Wemyss Esquire commonly called Lord Elcho Eldest Son and Heir Apparent of James Earl of Wemyss, James Drummond Esquire Eldest Son and Heir Apparent of William Viscount of Strathallan, Simon Fraser Esquire Eldest Son and Heir Apparent of Simon Lord Lovat, George Murray Esquire commonly called Lord George Murray Brother to James Duke of Athol, Lewis Gordon Esquire commonly called Lord Lewis Gordon Brother to Cosmo George Duke of Gordon, James Drummond taking upon himself the Title of Duke of Perth, James Graham late of Duntroon taking on himself the Title of Viscount of Dundee, John Nairn taking upon himself the Title or Style of Lord Nairn, David Ogilvie taking upon himself the Title of Lord Ogilvie, John Drummond taking upon himself the Style or Title of Lord John Drummond Brother to James Drummond taking on himself the Title of Duke of Perth, Robert Mercer Esquire otherwise Nairn of Aldie, Sir William Gordon of Park, John Murray of Broughton Esquire, John Gordon the Elder of Glenbuckett, Donald Cameron the Younger of Lochiel, Doctor Archibald Cameron Brother to Donald Cameron the Younger of Lochiel, Ludovick Cameron of Tor Castle, Alexander Cameron of Dungallon, Donald Mac Donald of Clanronald Junior, Son to Rhonald Mac Donald of Clanronald, Donald Mac Donald of Lochgarie, Alexander Mac Donald of Keppoch, Archibald Mac Donald Son of Col. Mac Donald of Barisdale, Alexander Mac Donald of Glencoe, Evan Mac Pherson of Clunie, Lauchlan Mac Lauchlan of Castle Lauchlan, John Mac Kinnon of Mac Kinnon, Charles Stewart of Ardsheil, George Lockhart Eldest Son and Heir Apparent of George Lockhart of Carnwath, Lawrence Oliphant the Elder of Gask, Lawrence Oliphant the Younger of Gask, James Graham the Younger of Airth, John Stewart commonly called John Roy Stewart, Francis Farquharson of Monalterye, Alexander Mac Gilivrae of Drumaglash, Lauchlan Mac Intosh Merchant at Inverness, Malcolm Ross Son of Alexander Ross of Pitcalny, Alexander Mac Leod Son to Master John Mac Leod Advocate, John Hay Portioner of Restalrig Writer to the Signet, Andrew Lumsdale otherwise Lumsdain Son to William Lumsdale otherwise Lumsdain Writer in Edinburgh, and William Fidler Clerk in the Auditor's Office in the Exchequer of Scotland, of High Treason, if they shall not render themselves to One of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace on or before the Twelfth Day of July in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty six, and submit to Justice."

Which done; Charles Campbell, John Hickson, John Vere, William Hasty, and John Gray, were called in; and, upon Oath, at the Bar, severally examined, as to divers of the Persons named in the said Bill, and of what they knew of their being in Arms, and appearing in open Rebellion, against His Majesty.

And having given Evidence particularly in relation to that Matter;

They were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Examination of Witnesses in relation to this Bill be adjourned till To-morrow; and that the several Persons, required to attend this House To-day, do then again attend.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 15o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Landavens.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Ds. Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Devon, Senescallus.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Portland.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Suffolk & Berks.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Graham.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Orford.
Comes Bath.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Dudley.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Raymond.

PRAYERS.

D. of Cumberland's Answer, to the Resolution of Thanks.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That he had received a Letter from his Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland, containing an Answer to their Lordships Resolution of Thanks to his Royal Highness, for the eminent Services by him performed against the Rebels; which had been transmitted to him, pursuant to the Order of this House of the 28th of April last."

And the said Letter was read, and is as follows; (videlicet,)

"Inverness, May the 7th, 1746.

"My Lord Chancellor,

"I could not possibly have received a more welcome and affecting Proof of that distinguished Zeal and Loyalty which the House of Lords have constantly shewn to His Majesty's Person and Government, than by their favourable Acceptance of my Endeavours for the public Service: And I desire you would lay before the House my sincere Acknowledgements for the Regard they have shewn me on this Occasion.

"The Resolution and Firmness expressed by Officer and Soldier, in His Majesty's Army under my Command, deserve the highest Commendation: But the Guilt and Terror of that unhappy infatuated Multitude, who vainly hoped, by unprovoked tumultuary Arms, and a contemptible Foreign Assistance, to shake an Establishment founded in the Hearts of His Majesty's Subjects, afforded us so easy a Victory, that I can only express my Gratitude for the favourable Impressions with which the News of it was received by the House of Lords; whose good Opinion and Thanks I shall ever esteem as one of the most honourable Testimonies and Rewards that any Action of mine could receive.

"I have only to add my Thanks to yourself, for the obliging Manner in which you have executed the Commands of the House of Lords; and for all the good Wishes with which you have accompanied them, of the Reality of which I am firmly persuaded.

"My Lord Chancellor,

"Your most affectionate Friend,

"William."

Rebels in Scotland, to attaint, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the further Examination of Witnesses in relation to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to attaint Alexander Earl of Kellie, William Viscount of Strathallan, Alexander Lord Pitsligo, David Wemyss Esquire commonly called Lord Elcho Eldest Son and Heir Apparent of James Earl of Wemyss, James Drummond Esquire Eldest Son and Heir Apparent of William Viscount of Strathallan, Simon Fraser Esquire Eldest Son and Heir Apparent of Simon Lord Lovat, George Murray Esquire commonly called Lord George Murray, Brother to James Duke of Athol, Lewis Gordon Esquire, commonly called Lord Lewis Gordon Brother to Cosmo George Duke of Gordon, James Drummond taking upon himself the Title of Duke of Perth, James Graham late of Duntroon taking on himself the Title of Viscount of Dundee, John Nairn taking upon himself the Title or Style of Lord Nairn, David Ogilvie taking upon himself the Title of Lord Ogilvie, John Drummond taking upon himself the Style or Title of Lord John Drummond Brother to James Drummond taking on himself the Title of Duke of Perth, Robert Mercer Esquire otherwise Nairn of Aldie, Sir William Gordon of Park, John Murray of Broughton Esquire, John Gordon the Elder of Glenbuckett, Donald Cameron the Younger of Lochiel, Doctor Archibald Cameron Brother to Donald Cameron the Younger of Lochiel, Ludovick Cameron of Tor Castle, Alexander Cameron of Dungallon, Donald Mac Donald of Clanronald Junior Son to Rhonald Mac Donald of Clanronald, Donald Mac Donald of Lochgarie, Alexander Mac Donald of Keppoch, Archibald Mac Donald, Son of Col. Mac Donald of Barisdale, Alexander Mac Donald of Glen coe, Evan Mac Pherson of Clunie, Lauchlan Mac Lauchlan of Castle Lauchlan, John Mac Kinnon of Mac Kinnon, Charles Stewart of Ardsheil, George Lockhart Eldest Son and Heir Apparent of George Lockhart of Carnwath, Lawrence Oliphant the Elder of Gask, Lawrence Oliphant the Younger of Gask, James Graham the Younger of Airth, John Stewart commonly called John Roy Stewart, Francis Farquharson of Monalterye, Alexander Mac Gilivrae of Drumaglash, Lauchlan Mac Intosh Merchant at Inverness, Malcolm Ross, Son of Alexander Ross of Pitcalny, Alexander Mac Leod Son to Master John Mac Leod Advocate, John Hay Portioner of Restalrig Writer to the Signet, Andrew Lumsdale otherwise Lumsdain Son to William Lumsdale otherwise Lumsdain Writer in Edinburgh, and William Fidler Clerk in the Auditor's Office in the Exchequer of Scotland, of High Treason, if they shall not render themselves to One of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace on or before the Twelfth Day of July in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-six, and submit to Justice:"

James Berkeley, Hugh Douglass, James Logie, Angus McKinnon, and George Hay, were called in; and upon Oath, at the Bar, severally examined, as to other of the Persons mentioned in the said Bill.

And the Witnesses in both Examinations having given Testimony of all the said Persons being in Arms, and appearing in open Rebellion, against His Majesty, on the Behalf of the Pretender:

They were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, presently.

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

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Delawarr 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."

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time To-morrow.

Cities and Towns that are Counties Elections, regulating, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating of Elections of Members to serve in Parliament, for such Cities and Towns, in that Part of Great Britain called England, as are Counties of themselves."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on the First Day of Meeting after the approaching Recess; and that the same be printed.

Suspected Persons in Scotland, to appear at Edinburgh, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for calling any suspected Person or Persons, whose Estates or principal Residence are in Scotland, to appear at Edinburgh, or where it shall be judged expedient, to find Bail for their good Behaviour."

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

E. of Roseberie's Pet. complaining of being committed at Edinburgh, for an Assault.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That he had received a Letter from the Earl of Roseberie, enclosing a Petition from the said Earl to their Lordships."

And the same was read; complaining, "That he was, on the 6th of January last, committed, by my Lord Justice Clerk and Mr. Robert Dundass late King's Solicitor, to the Gaol of The Cannongate, in the Suburbs of Edinburgh, for the pretended Crime of pulling-to the Door of the Shop of one Jannison, a Glover in Edinburgh, and beating of him;" and praying Relief, and that he may have his Liberty.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 16o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses.
Dux Argyll.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Graham.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Orford.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Dudley.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Plunket against L. Athunry & al.

The joint and several Answer of Francis Lord Baron of Athunry in the Kingdom of Ireland and Thomas Wakely, Two of the Respondents to the Appeal of William Plunket of Portmarnock in the County of Dublin Gentleman, was brought in.

Foreign Sail Cloth, Duties, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual securing the Duties now payable on Foreign-made Sail Cloth imported into this Kingdom; and for charging all Foreign-made Sails with a Duty; and for explaining a Doubt concerning Ships being obliged, at their first setting out to Sea, to be furnished with One complete Sett of Sails made of British Sail Cloth."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Suspected Persons in Scotland, to appear at Edinburgh, Bill.

The like Proceeding was had, in relation to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for calling any suspected Person or Persons, whose Estates or principal Residence are in Scotland, to appear at Edinburgh, or where it shall be judged expedient, to find Bail for their good Behaviour."

Rebels in Scotland, to attaint, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to attaint Alexander Earl of Kellie, William Viscount of Strathallan, Alexander Lord Pitsligo, David Wemyss Esquire commonly called Lord Elcho Eldest Son and Heir Apparent of James Earl of Wemyss, James Drummond Esquire Eldest Son and Heir Apparent of William Viscount of Strathallan, Simon Fraser Esquire Eldest Son and Heir Apparent of Simon Lord Lovat, George Murray Esquire commonly called Lord George Murray Brother to James Duke of Athol, Lewis Gordon Esquire commonly called Lord Lewis Gordon Brother to Cosmo George Duke of Gordon, James Drummond taking upon himself the Title of Duke of Perth, James Graham late of Duntroon taking on himself the Title of Viscount of Dundee, John Nairn taking upon himself the Title or Style of Lord Nairn, David Ogilvie taking upon himself the Title of Lord Ogilvie, John Drummond taking upon himself the Style or Title of Lord John Drummond Brother to James Drummond taking on himself the Title of Duke of Perth, Robert Mercer Esquire otherwise Nairn of Aldie, Sir William Gordon of Park, John Murray of Broughton Esquire, John Gordon the Elder of Glenbuckett, Donald Cameron the Younger of Lochiel, Archibald Cameron Brother to Donald Cameron the Younger of Lochiel, Ludovick Cameron of Tor Castle, Alexander Cameron of Dungallon, Donald Mac Donald of Clanronald Junior, Son to Rhonald Mac Donald of Clanronald, Donald Mac Donald of Lochgarie, Alexander Mac Donald of Keppoch, Archibald Mac Donald Son of Col. Mac Donald of Barisdale, Alexander Mac Donald of Glencoe, Evan Mac Pherson of Clunie, Lauchlan Mac Lauchlan of Castle Lauchlan, John Mac Kinnon of Mac Kinnon, Charles Stewart of Ardsheil, George Lockhart Eldest Son and Heir Apparent of George Lockhart of Carnwath, Lawrence Oliphant the Elder of Gask, Lawrence Oliphant the Younger of Gask, James Graham the Younger of Airth, John Stewart commonly called John Roy Stewart, Francis Farquharson of Monalterye, Alexander Mac Gilivrae of Drumaglash, Lauchlan Mac Intosh Merchant at Inverness, Malcolm Ross Son of Alexander Ross of Pitcalny, Alexander Mac Leod Son to Master John Mac Leod Advocate, John Hay Portioner of Restalrig Writer to the Signet, Andrew Lumsdale otherwise Lumsdain Son to William Lumsdale otherwise Lumsdain Writer in Edinburgh, and William Fidler Clerk in the Auditor's Office in the Exchequer of Scotland, of High Treason, if they shall not render themselves to One of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace on or before the Twelfth Day of July in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-six, and submit to Justice."

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. Elde and Mr. Thurston:

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

Adjourn.

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