House of Lords Journal Volume 27
June 1747

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 27: June 1747', Journal of the House of Lords volume 27: 1746-1752 (1767-1830), pp. 125-139. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114260 Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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June 1747

DIE Lunæ, 1o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Cicestriens
Epus Landavens.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus Asaphen.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Devon, Senescallus
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Morton.
Comes Moray
Comes Findlater.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Graham
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Bath.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Ds Delawarr.
Ds Willoughby Br.
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds Bathurst.
Ds Ducie
Ds. Sandys
Ds Herbert.

PRAYERS.

Countess of Anglesey against E Anglesey.

The Answer of Richard Earl of Anglesey, to the Appeal of Anne Simpson, who styles herself Anne Countess of Anglesey, was brought in.

Thanks to the Bp of Exeter, for his Sermon.

Ordered, That the Thanks of this House be, and are hereby, given to the Lord Bishop of Exeter, for the Sermon by him preached before their Lordships, on Friday last, in the Abbev Church, Westminster, and he is hereby desired to cause the same to be printed and published.

Sinking Fund, &c Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money, out of the Sinking Fund, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-seven, and also for enabling His Majesty to raise a further Sum of Money, for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned, and for the further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament, and for applying a certain Sum of Money, for defiaying the Charges of the Allowances to several Officers and Private Gentlemen of the Two Troops of Horse Guards, and Three Regiments of Horse lately reduced, for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-seven, and for continuing the Bounties on the Exportation of British and Irish coarse Linens"

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

Legatees of Sir Jos. Jekyll, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to allow to the Residuary Legatees of Sir Joseph Jekyll Knight, late Master of the Rolls, deceased, Part of the Legacy given by his Will to the Use of the Sinking Fund"

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

Heretable Jurisdictions in Scotland, abolishing, Bill.

The House (according to Order) resumed the adjourned Consideration of the Report from the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for taking away and abolishing the Heretable Jurisdictions in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, and for making Satisfaction to the Proprietors thereof, and for restoring such Jurisdictions to the Crown, and for making more effectual Provision for the Administration of Justice throughout that Part of the United Kingdom, by the King's Courts and Judges there, and for rendering the Union of the Two Kingdoms more complete," was committed.

And the Clause marked (D) being again read by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

Then another Clause was offered, to be added to the said Bill, to prohibit Writers, Agents, or Solicitors, in Scotland, to exercise their respective Employments, without first taking the Oaths.

And the same, being read Twice by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time To-morrow, and the Lords to be summoned.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 2o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch. Cant.
Epus Bristol.
Epus Cicestriens.
Epus Bangor.
Epus Asaphen.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Exon.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Dorset, Præses
Dux Devon, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius
Dux Argyll
Dux Manchester.
March Tweeddale.
March Lothian.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Carlisle
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Coventry
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Moray
Comes Findlater.
Comes Halifax
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Graham.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bath
Comes Leicester.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Ds Delawarr.
Ds Dudley
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds Strange.
Ds Berkeley.
Ds Bathurst.
Ds Ducie.
Ds Monson.
Ds Ilchester.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys
Ds. Herbert.

PRAYERS.

Message from H C to return Masters Harris's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Charles Mordant and others.

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Estate of Edward Masters, deceased, for Payment of his Debts, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Forfeited Estates, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting in His Majesty the Estates of certain Traitors, and for more effectually discovering the same, and applying the Produce thereof to the Use of His Majesty, and for ascertaining and satisfying the lawful Debts and Claims thereupon," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Paulin, Coal Meter, Indemnification, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for declaring valid such Acts as have been done by Thomas Paulin, as One of the Principal Land Coal Meters of the City and Liberty of Westminster, between the Twentyninth Day of September last, and the Eighth Day of November following," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Distillers Licenses, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Hugh Smithson and others.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting a Duty to His Majesty, to be paid by Distillers upon Licenses taken out by them for retailing Spirituous Liquors," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Three last mentioned Bills were all read the First Time.

Heretable Jurisdictions in Scotland, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for taking away and abolishing the Heretable Jurisdictions, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, and for making Satisfaction to the Proprietors thereof; and for restoring such Jurisdictions to the Crown, and for making more effectual Provision for the Administration of Justice throughout that Part of the United Kingdom, by the King's Courts and Judges there, and for rendering the Union of the Two Kingdoms more complete."

An Amendment was proposed, and agreed to be made, in the said Title, by adding, after the Word ["there"], in the Ninth Line thereof, these Words, (videlicet,) ["and for obliging all Persons, acting as Procurators, Writers, or Agents, in the Law, in Scotland, to take the Oaths."].

Then the Question was put, "Whether this Bill, with the Amendments, 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 Mr. Burroughs and Mr. Allen.

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

Sinking Fund, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money, out of the Sinking Fund, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-seven, and also for enabling His Majesty to raise a further Sum of Money, for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned, and for the further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for applying a certain Sum of Money, for defraying the Charge of the Allowances to several Officers and Private Gentlemen of the Two Troops of Horse Guards, and Three Regiments of Horse, lately reduced, for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-seven; and for continuing the Bounties on the Exportation of British and Irish coarse Linens"

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."

Legatees of Sir Jos Jekyll, Bill.

The Order being read, for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to allow to the Residuary Legatees of Sir Joseph Jekyll Knight, late Master of the Rolls, deceased, Part of the Legacy given by his Will to the Use of the Sinking Fund."

Charles Frewen, John Pumell, Hugh Watson, Thomas Jekyll, Halsey Hyett, Thomas Sandford, John Robertson, and Joseph Jekyll, were called in, and sworn, in order to be examined before the said Committee.

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the said Bill.

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Warwick reported from the said Committee, "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which they found to be true, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ward-holding in Scotland, to take away, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for taking away the Tenure of Wardholding in Scotland, and for converting the same into Blanch and Feu Holdings, and for regulating the Casualty of Non entry in certain Cases, and for taking away the Casualties of Single and Life Rent Escheats incurred there by Horning and Denunciation for Civil Causes, and for giving to Heirs and Successors there a summary Process against Superiors; and for discharging the Attendance of Vassals at Head Courts there, and for ascertaining the Services of Tenants there, and for allowing Heirs of Pailzie there to sell Lands to the Crown, for erecting Buildings and making Settlements in The Highlands."

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."

Garden against Rigg.

Ordered, That the said Report be received on Thursday next, and that the Hearing of the Cause wherein Alexander Garden is Appellant, and Thomas Rigg Respondent, which stands for To-morrow, be put off to the same Day.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 4o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch. Cant.
Epus Cicestriens.
Epus. Landavens.
Epus. Bangor
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Exon.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Dorset, Præses.
Dux Devon, Senescallus
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Manchester.
March Tweeddale.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton
Comes Moray
Comes Findlater.
Comes Graham.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Orford
Comes Fitzwalter.
Ds Dudley.
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds Strange.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds. Mansel
Ds Bathurst.
Ds. Monson.
Ds Ilchester.
Ds Herbert.

PRAYERS.

Sail Cloth and other Laws, continuing, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws, relating to the Manufactures of Sail Cloth and Silk, to give further Time for the Payment of Duties omitted to be paid for the Indentures of Contracts of Clerks and Apprentices, and for better securing the Payment of the said Duties, and declaring, that Prize Ships, lawfully condemned, shall be deemed British-built Ships, and for allowing Prize Goods to be landed and secured in proper Warehouses, without Payment of any Duty, until it can be determined whether they are fit for Exportation or Home Consumption," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ward-holding in Scotland, to take away, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for taking away the Tenure of Ward-holding in Scotland, and for converting the same into Blanch and Feu Holdings, and for regulating the Casualty of Non-entry in certain Cases, and for taking away the Casualties of Single and Life Rent Escheats incurred there by Horning and Denunciation for Civil Causes, and for giving to Heirs and Successors there a summary Process against Superiors, and for discharging the Attendance of Vassals a Head Courts there, and for ascertaining the Services of Tenants there, and for allowing Heirs of Tailzie there to sell Lands to the Crown, for erecting Buildings and making Settlements in The Highlands," was committed, the Amendments made by the Committee to the said Bill.

And the same were ready by the Clerk.

And, being read a Second Time, were agreed to, with an Amendment to One of the said Amendments.

Garden against Rigg.

Counsel (according to Order) were called in, to be heard, in the Cause wherein Alexander Garden Esquire is Appellant, and Thomas Rigg Respondent, being an Appeal from certain Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland.

And the First Counsel for the Appellant having been heard, to state the Case at large.

Some Proceedings and Prooss were read.

And it being desired by the Appellant's Counsel, That the Counsel for the Respondent might produce Seven Receipts for Money, produced on his Part in the Court of Session in Scotland"

The Counsel for the Respondent acquainted the House, "That those Receipts were in the Custody of the Clerk of that Court, and that the Appellant might (upon giving a Receipt for the same) have had them delivered to him, in order to have them produced here, if he had been advised so to do."

The Counsel on both Sides were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Hearing of this Cause be put off to the next Session of Parliament, and that all Exhibits, which have been produced by either Party in the said Court of Session, be produced at the Hearing of this Cause before this House.

Bp of Bristol to preach 11th Instant.

Ordered, That the Lord Bishop of Bristol be, and he is hereby, desired to preach before this House, in the Abbey Church, Westminster, on this Day Sevennight, being the Anniversary Thanksgiving for His Majesty's happy Accession to the Crown.

Sinking Fund, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money, out of the Sinking Fund, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-seven, and also for enabling His Majesty to raise a further Sum of Money, for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned, and for the further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament, and for applying a certain Sum of Money, for defraying the Charge of the Allowances to several Officers and private Gentlemen of the Two Troops of Horse Guards, and the Three Regiments of Horse, lately reduced, for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-seven, and for continuing the Bounties on the Exportation of British and Irish coarse Linens"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Legatees of Sir Jos Jekyll, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to allow to the Residuary Legatees of Sir Joseph Jekyll Knight, late Master of the Rolls, deceased, Part of the Legacy given by his Will to the Use of the Sinking Fund"

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 Burroughs and Mr. Allen

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

Forfeited Estates, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting in His Majesty the Estates of certain Traitors, and for more effectually discovering the same, and applying the Produce thereof to the Use of His Majesty, and for ascertaining and satisfying the lawful Debts and Claims thereupon."

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

Distillers Licenses, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting a Duty to His Majesty, to be paid by Distillers upon Licenses taken out by them for retailing Spirituous Liquors."

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 5o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus Bangor
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Exon.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses.
Dux Argyll
March Tweeddale.
March. Lothian
Comes Warwick.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Morton.
Comes Moray.
Comes Findlater
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Ds Dudley.
Ds Hervey
Ds Mansel.
Ds Bathurst.
Ds Ducie
Ds. Manson.

PRAYERS.

Message from H C to return the Bill for extending Provisions in the Act for naturalizing Foreign Protestants.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Major General Oglethorpe and others.

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to extend the Provisions of an Act made in the Thirteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing such Foreign Protestants, and others therein mentioned, as are settled, or shall settle, in any of His Majesty's Colonies in America," to other Foreign Protestants, who conscientiously scruple the taking of an Oath," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Houses, &c Duty on, to enforce, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enforce the Execution of an Act of this Session of Parliament, for granting to His Majesty several Rates and Duties upon Houses, Windows, and Lights," to which they desire the Concurrience of this House.

Persons omitting to qualify themselves, indemnifying, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to indemnify Persons who have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Promotions within the Time limited by Law, and for allowing further Time for that Purpose," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Two last mentioned Bills were both read the First Time.

Sail Cloth, and other Laws, continuing, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws, relating to the Manufactures of Sail Cloth and Silk, to give further Time for the Payment of Duties omitted to be paid for the Indentures or Contracts of Clerks and Apprentices, and for better securing the Payment of the said Duties, and declaring that Prize Ships lawfully condemned shall be deemed British built Ships, and for allowing Prize Goods to be landed and secured in proper Warehouses, without Payment of any Duty, until it can be determined whether they are fit for Exportation or Home Consumption."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on this Day Sevennight.

Paulin, a Coal Meter Indemnification, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for declaring valid such Acts as have been done by Thomas Paulin, as One of the Principal Land Coalmeters of the City and Liberty of Westminster, between the Twenty-ninth Day of September last and the Eighth Day of November following"

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on this Day Sevennight.

E of Litchfield's Privilege, Place, ordered into Custody, refuses to be taken.

The Serjeant at Arms attending this House, being (fn. 1) inquired of what he had done, touching the Execution of the Order made on the 21st Day of May last, for attaching Christopher Place, for a Breach of Privilege against the Earl of Litchfield

He acquainted their Lordships, "That he immediately sent One James Hayes Cummings with the said Order of Attachment, but that the said Place resisted him, and refused to be taken."

Ordered, That the said Cummings do attend this House on this Day Sevennight.

Message from H C to return the Bill for abolishing Heretable Jurisdictions in Scotland.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Dupplin and others.

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for taking away and abolishing the Heretable Jurisdictions in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, and for making Satisfaction to the Proprietors thereof, and for restoring such Jurisdictions to the Crown, and for making more effectual Provision for the Administration of Justice throughout that Part of the United Kingdom by the King's Courts and Judges there, and for rendering the Union of the Two Kingdoms more complete," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the Amendments made by their Lordships to the said Bill, with Amendments to some of the said Amendments, to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The House proceeded to take the said Amendments into Consideration.

And the same, being read Thrice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

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

Ward holding in Scotland, to take away, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for taking away the Tenure of Ward-holding in Scotland, and for converting the same into Blanch and Feu Holdings, and for regulating the Casualty of Non-entry in certain Cases, and taking away the Casualties of Single and Life-Rent Escheats, incurred there by Horning and Denunciation for Civil Causes, and for giving to Heirs and Successors there, a summary Process against Superiors, and for discharging the Attendance of Vassals at Head Courts there, and for ascertaining the Services of Tenants there, and for allowing Heirs of Tailzie there to sell Lands to the Crown, for erecting Buildings and making Settlements in The Highlands"

Then Two Clauses were offered, to be added to the said Bill.

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

And the Question being put, "Whether this Bill, with the Amendments, 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 acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, with several Amendments, whereunto their Lordships desire then Concurrence.

Forfeited Estates, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting in His Majesty the Estates of certain Traitors, and for more effectually discovering the same, and applying the Produce thereof to the Use of His Majesty, and for ascertaining and satisfying the lawful Debts and Claims 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 directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Distillers Licenses, Bill.

The like Proceeding was had upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting a Duty to His Majesty, to be paid by Distillers, upon Licenses taken out by them, for retailing Spirituous Liquors."

And the same Report was made.

Countess Anglesey against E Anglesey.

The House being informed, "That a Person attended, in order to deliver in Exhibits, produced on hearing the Cause wherein Anne Countess of Anglesey was Plaintiff, and Richard Earl of Anglesey Defendant, in the Court of Chancery in Ireland"

Exhibits proved.

He was called in, and delivered, at the Bar, Certificates, under the Seal of the Consistorial and Metropolitical Court of Dublin, of the said Earl's being excommunicated, for the Non-payment of a certain Sum of Money, for Alimony to the said Countess, and likewise a Copy of the Order of the said Court of Chancery appealed from, and attested upon Oath, "The same was true, he having examined it with the Original in the proper Office in that Kingdom"

And then he was directed to withdraw.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 11o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus. Roffen.
Epus Bristol.
Epus. Cicestriens
Epus. Bangor
Epus Asaphen.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius.

PRAYERS.

In order to solemnize this Day, being the Anniversary Thanksgiving appointed by Authority for His Majesty's happy Accession to the Crown,

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, duodecimum diem instantis Junii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dommis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 12o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus Bangor.
Epus Asaphen
Epus Meneven.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Argyll.
March Tweeddale.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Carlisle
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton
Comes Moray.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Graham.
Viscount Lonsdale
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Hervey
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Monson
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Herbert.

PRAYERS.

Thanks to the Bp of Bristol, for his Sermon.

Ordered, That the Thanks of this House be, and are hereby, given to the Lord Bishop of Bristol, for the Sermon by him preached before this House Yesterday, in the Abbey Church, Westminster, and he is hereby desired to cause the same to be printed and published.

Countess Kildare & al against Burton & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Mary Countess of Kildare and Robert Downes Esquire, Executors of Robert late Earl of Kildare, Daniel Kelly Gentleman, Robert Roberts Esquire, Charles Savage, Richard Morgan, Esquires, and Elizabeth Boulter Widow, surviving Executors of Hugh late Lord Primate of all Ireland, deceased, Stephen Fitzgerald, and Thomas Fitzgerald, Executors of Richard Earl of Cavan deceased, Martha Purefoy Widow, William Purefoy Esquire, and Michael Traverse Esquire, Executors of William Purefoy Esquire, on the Behalf of themselves and the several Creditors of the several Banks lately kept by Samuel Burton and Daniel Falkiner, by Benjamin Burton, Samuel Burton, and Daniel Falkiner, by Benjamin Burton and Samuel Burton, and by Benjamin Burton and Francis Harrison, complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 10th Day of July 1746, and of a subsequent Decree of the same Court, of the 11th of March following, made on the Behalf of Robert Burton, Charles Burton, and Francis Burton; and praying, "That the Appellants may be relieved, in such Manner as to this House in their great Wisdom shall seem meet."

It is Ordered, That the Parties 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 Friday the Seventeenth Day of July next, and that Service of this Order on their Six Clerk in the said Court be deemed good Service.

Houses, &c. Duties on, to enforce, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enforce the Execution of an Act of this Session of Parliament, for granting to His Majesty several Rates and Duties upon Houses, Window, and Lights."

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

Persons omitting to qualify themselves, indemnifying, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to indemnify Persons who have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Promotions within the Time limited by Law, and for allowing further Time for that Purpose."

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

Distillers Licenses, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting a Duty to His Majesty, to be paid by Distillers upon Licenses taken out by them, for retailing Spirituous Liquors."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Forfeited Estates, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting in His Majesty the Estates of certain Traitors, and for more effectually discovering the same, and applying the Produce thereof to the Use of His Majesty, and for ascertaining and satisfying the lawful Debts and Claims thereupon"

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 the Two preceding Bills.

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

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

Sail-Cloth and other Laws continuing, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continuc several Laws, relating to the Manufactures of Sail Cloth and Silk, to give further Time for the Payment of Duties omitted to be paid for the Indentures or Contracts of Clerks and Apprentices, and for better securing the Payment of the said Duties, and declaring that Prizeships, lawfully condemned, shall be deemed Britishbuilt Ships; and for allowing Prize-Goods to be landed and secured in proper Warehouses, without Payment of any Duty, until it can be determined, whether they are fit for Exportation or Home Consumption"

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."

Paulin, Coalmeter, Indemnification, Bill.

The like Proceeding was had upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for declaring valid such Acts as have been done by Thomas Paulin, as One of the Principal Land Coal-Meters of the City and Liberty of Westminster, between the Twenty ninth Day of September last, and the Eighth Day of November following."

And the same Report was made.

Burt to enter into Recognizance for the Countess of Kildare and others.

The House being moved, "That Charles Pym Burt Gentleman, of Southampton Street in Choncery-Lane, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for the Countess of Kildare and others, on account of their Appeal depending in this House, they being in Ireland"

It is Ordered, That the said Charles Pym Burt may enter into a Recognizance for the Appellants, as desired.

Skerret & al. against Woulse & al.

The House being informed, "That Mr Thomas Dowling attended, in order to deliver in Copies of Papers, Pleadings, and Proceedings, in the Cause wherein John Skerret, and Ignatius French, Esquires, are Appellants, and Thomas Woulfe Merchant and others Respondents"

Pleadings proved.

He was called in, and delivered, at the Bar, the said Copies, and attested upon Oath, "The same were true, he having examined them with the Originals in the proper Offices in Ireland"

And then he was directed to withdraw.

Messenger, sent to attach Place, for a Breach of the E of Litchfields Privilege, examined, and Order enforced.

James Hayes Cummings, Deputy to the Serjeant at Arms, attending (according to Order)

He was called in, and, being sworn, was examined, as to what he had done, in order to attach Christopher Place of Calberge in the County of York, for a Breach of Privilege against the Earl of Litchfield, pursuant to the Order of this House of the 21st of May last.

And he thereupon acquainted their Lordships, "That, upon Receipt of the said Warrant, he immediately set out, in order to execute the same, and went to the House of the said Place, and endeavoured to attach him, but he refused to be taken, using contemptuous Expressions against the Dignity and Authority of this House, and, though he required Assistance, yet was refused the same."

Whereupon he was directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the said Serjeant at Arms, his Deputy or Deputies, do forthwith use their best Endeavours to execute the said Order of Attachment against the said Christopher Place, and that the (fn. 2) Sheriffs of the said County of York be aiding and assisting in the Execution thereof.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Sabbati, decimum tertium diem instantis Junii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Sabbati, 13o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus Cicestriens
Epus Landavens.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses
Dux Bolton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Bath.
Ds. Ducie.

PRAYERS.

Sail Cloth, &c Laws continuing, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws relating to the Manufactures of Sail Cloth and Silk, to give further Time for the Payment of Duties omitted to be paid for the Indentures or Contracts of Clerks and Apprentices, and for better securing the Payment of the said Duties, and declaring that Prize-Ships, lawfully condemned, shall be deemed British-built Ships, and for allowing Prize-goods to be landed, and secured in proper Warehouses, without Payment of any Duty, until it can be determined whether they are fit for Exportation or Home Consumption"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Paulin, a Coal-meter, Indemnification, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for declaring valid such Acts as have been done by Thomas Paulin, as One of the Principal Land CoalMeters of the City and Liberty of Westminster, between the Twenty-ninth Day of September last and the Eighth Day of November following."

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 the preceding Bills.

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

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

Houses, &c. Duty on, Act enforcing, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enforce the Execution of an Act of this Session of Parliament, for granting to His Majesty several Rates and Duties upon Houses, Windows, or Lights"

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."

Persons omitting to qualify themselves, indemnifying, Bill.

The like Proceeding was had, upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to indemnify Persons who have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Promotions within the Time limited by Law, and for allowing further Time for that Purpose"

And the same Report was made.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 15o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus Cicestriens
Epus Landavens.
Epus Bangor.
Epus. Exon.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
March Tweeddale
Comes Warwick.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Moray.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Graham.
Ds Delawarr
Ds Willoughby Br.
Ds Strange
Ds Hervey
Ds Bathurst.
Ds Ducie
Ds Monson.

PRAYERS.

Highland Dress, &c. Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Dupplin and others.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Time limited by an Act of the last Session of Parliament, for restraining the Use of the Highland Dress, and to enable Heirs of Tailzie, Guardians, Tutors, Curators, and Trustees, in Scotland, to sell Lands to the Crown," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Houses, &c Duties on, Act enforcing, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enforce the Execution of an Act of this Session of Parliament, for granting to His Majesty several Rates and Duties upon Houses, Windows, or Lights"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Persons omitting to qualify themselves indemnifying, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to indemnify Persons who have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Promotions within the Time limited by Law, and for allowing further Time for that Purpose"

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 Spicer and Mr. Sawyer

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

Conference on the Bill to take away Ward-holding in Scotland.

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

To desire a Conference with this House, upon the Subject-matter of the Amendments made by their Lordships to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for taking away the Tenure of Ward-holding in Scotland, and for converting the same into Blanch and Feu Holdings, and for regulating the Casualty of Non-entry in certain Cases, and for taking away the Casualties of Single and Life Rent Escheats incurred there by Horning and Denunciation for Civil Causes, and for giving to Heirs and Successors there a summary Process against Superiors, and for discharging the Attendance of Vassals at Head Courts there, and for ascertaining the Services of Tenants there, and for allowing Heirs of Tailzie there to sell Lands to the Crown, for erecting Buildings and making Settlements in The Highlands."

To which the House agreed.

And the Messengers were called in, and told, "That the Lords do agree to a Conference, as desired and appoint it presently, in the Painted Chamber."

The House being informed, "That the Managers of the Conference for the Commons were ready, in the Painted Chamber"

The Lords following were named Managers for this House, (videlicet,)

E Warwick.
E. Moray
E. Findlater.
E. Graham
L Bp Bangor.
L B Landaff.
L. B. Exeter.
L. Delawarr.
L Willoughby Br.
L Strange.
L. Bathurst.
L. Monson.

Then, the Names of the Managers being called over, the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference.

Which being ended, the House was resumed.

Report of it,

And the Earl of Warwick reported, "That they had met the Managers for the Commons, at the Conference, which was managed, on their Part, by Sir William Yonge, who acquainted the Lords,

"That the Commons had agreed to all the Amendments made by their Lordships to the said Bill, except to the Proviso marked (E), to which the Commons cannot agree, for these Reasons, (videlicet,)

"1st, Because the said Amendment appears to be contrary to the Principle and Tenor of the Bill.

"2dly, Because we do not apprehend there is any Reason sufficient to justify such Exception.

"3dly, Because such an Exception may carry the Appearance of Partiality."

Lords do not insist on the Amendments to which the Commons have disagreed.

Which Report being read by the Clerk.

The House agreed, not to insist on their Amendment, to which the Commons have disagreed.

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

L Anson introduced.

George Anson Esquire, being, by Letters Patent, dat 13o die Junii, 21o Georgii 2di, created Lord Anson, Baron of Soberton in the County of Southampton, was (in his Robes) introduced, between the Lord Delawarr and the Lord Bathurst (also in their Robes), the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King at Arms preceding.

The Lord Anson, 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, (vidclicet,)

His Writ of Summons.

"George the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth, To Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved George Anson of Sobe ton Chevalier, 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 Thirteenth Day of June, in the Twenty-first Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke and Yorke"

Then his Lordship, at the Table, having taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes, was placed on the lower End of the Barons Bench.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellaries declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Martis, decimum fextum diem instantis Junii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 16o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus Cicestriens.
Epus Bangor
Epus Asaphen.
Epus. Exon.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses
Dux Leeds
Dux Bedford
March Tweeddale
Comes Warwick
Comes Coventry
Comes Cholmordeley.
Comes Moray
Comes Findlater
Comes Fitzwalter.
Ds Willoughby Br
Ds Strange
Ds Sandys

PRAYERS.

Highland Dress, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Time limited by an Act of the last Session of Parliament, for restraining the Use of the Highland Dress, and to enable Heirs of Tailzie, Guardians, Tutors, Curators, and Trustees, in Scotland, to sell Lands to the Crown"

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 17o Junii.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Fredericus Princeps Walliæ.

Arch Cant.
Epus Bristol
Epus Cicestriens
Epus Landavens
Epus Bangor
Epus Asapher.
Epus. Exon
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Dorset, Præses
Dux Richmond
Dux Bolton
Dux Bedford
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Argyll
Dux Newcastle
Dux Portland.
Dux Chandos.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Chesterfield
Comes Carlisle
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Holdernesse
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Moray
Comes Findlater
Comes Portmore.
Comes Halifax
Comes Graham
Comes Waldegrave
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Ashburnham
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Favconberg.
Viscount Hatton
Viscount Lonsdale.
Ds Dudley.
Ds Willoughby Br.
Ds Stronge.
Ds Hervey
Ds Masham.
Ds Ducie
Ds Talbot
Ds Herbert.

PRAYERS.

E Lincoln takes the Oaths.

Henry Earl of Lincoln took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes, his Lordship having first delivered in a Certificate of his receiving the Sacrament, to the Truth whereof Witnesses were sworn and examined.

Highland Dress, &c Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Time limited by an Act of the last Session of Parliament, for restraining the Use of the Highland Dress, and to enable Heirs of Tailzie, Guardians, Tutors, Curators, and Trustees, in Scotland, to sell Lands to the Crown"

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. Sawyer.

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

General Pardon presented, and passed.

The Duke of Newcastle, His Majesty's Principal Secretary of State, acquainted the House, "That he had received His Majesty's Commands to offer to their Lordships His Majesty's most gracious General and Free Pardon"

Then the House was moved, "That the Entry in the Journal, of the 28th of July 1721, when a Bill of the like Nature was last offered to Parliament, might be now read"

The same was read accordingly.

Ordered, That the Bill now delivered, intituled, An Act for the King's most gracious General and Free Pardon," be now read.

Urica vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the King's most gracious General and Free Pardon"

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill, intituled, "An Act for the King's most gracious General and Free Pardon," shall be humbly accepted and passed?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Memorandum, That all the Lords sat uncovered during the Reading of this Bill, and at the putting the Question, and when they stood up to give their Votes, they continued standing so uncovered, until all the Lords had done voting.

Message to H C with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr Baron Clive

To let them know, "That His Majesty bath been pleased to send this Bill, intituled, "An Act for the King's most gracious General and Free Pardon," which the Lords have humbly accepted and passed, and now send it down to them"

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Message from thence, to return it.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the King's most gracious General and Free Pardon," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

The King present.

His Majesty, being seated on the Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended by His Officers of State, the Prince of Wales, in his Robes, sitting in his Place on His Majesty's Right Hand, and the Lords being also in then Robes, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod received His Majesty's Commands to signify to the Commons, "That it is His Majesty's Pleasure, they attend Him immediately, in this House"

Who being come, with then Speaker, be, after a Speech to His Majesty, delivered the Money Bills to the Clerk, who brought them to the Table, where the Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those and the other Bills ready for the Royal Assent, as follow, (videlicet,)

Bills passed.

"1 An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money, out of the Sinking Fund, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-seven, and also for enabling His Majesty to raise a further Sum of Money, for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned, and for the further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament, and for applying a certain Sum of Money for defraying the Charge of the Allowances to several Officers and Private Gentlemen of the Two Troops of House Guards, and Three Regiments of Horse lately reduced, for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-seven, and for continuing the Bounties on the Exportation of British and Irish couse Linens"

"2 An Act for vesting in His Majesty the Estates of certain Traitors, and for more effectually disce vering the same, and applying the Produce thereof to the Use of His Majesty, and for ascertaining and satisfying the lawful Debts and Claims thereupon"

"3 An Act for granding a Duty to His Majesty, to be paid by Distillers, upon Licenses taken out by them for retailing Spirituous Liquors"

"4 An Act to continue several Laws relating to the Manufactures of Sail Cloth and Silk, to give further Time for the Payment of Duties omitted to be paid for the Indentures or Contracts of Clerks and Apprentices, and for better securing the Payment of the said Duties, and declaring, That Prize Ships, lawfully condemned, shall be deemed British-built Ships, and for allowing Prize Goods to be landed, and secured in proper Warehouses, without Payment of any Duty, until it can be determined whether they are sit for Exportation of Home Consumption."

"5. An Act to enable His Majesty to allow to the Residuary Legatees of Sir Joseph Jekyll Knight, late Master of the Rolls, deceased, Part of the Legacy given by his Will to the Use of the Sinking Fund."

To these Bills the Royal Assent was severally pronounced, in these Words, (videlicet,)

"Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets, accepte leur Benevolence, & ainsi le veult"

"6. An Act for allowing Persons impeached of High Treason, whereby any Corruption of Blood may be made, or for Misprision of such Treason, to make their full Desence by Counsel."

"7 An Act for the Relief of such of His Majesty's loyal Subjects, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, whose Title Deeds and Writings were destroyed or carried off by the Rebels in the late Rebellion."

"8. An Act to prevent the Return of such Rebels and Traitors, concerned in the late Rebellion, as have been, or shall be, pardoned on Condition of Transportation, and also to hinder their going into the Enemy's Country"

"9 An Act for the better adjusting and more easy Recovery of the Wages of certain Servants, and for the better Regulation of such Servants, and of certain Apprentices"

"10 An Act for the Relief and Support of maimed and disabled Seamen, and the Widows and Children of such as shall be killed, slain, or drowned, in the Merchants Service."

"11 An Act for the better securing the Payment of Shares of Prizes taken from the Enemy, to the Royal Hospital at Greenwich, and for preventing the Embezzlement of Goods and Stores belonging to the said Hospital"

"12 An Act for the Ease of Sheriffs, with regard to the Return of Process"

"13 An Act to continue several Laws, for prohibiting the Importation of Books re-printed Abroad, and first composed or written and printed in Great Britain, for preventing Exactions of the Occuprers of Locks and Wears upon the River of Thames Westward, and for ascertaining the Rates of Watercarriage upon the said River, and for better securing the lawful Trade of His Majesty's Subjects to and from The East Indies, and for the more effectual preventing all His Majesty's Subjects trading thither under Foreign Commissions, and relating to Rice, to Frauds in the Customs, to the clandestine Running of Goods, and to Copper One of the British Plantations, and for the free Importation of Cochineal and Indico, and for Punishment of Persons destroying Turnpikes or Locks, or other Works erected by Authority of Parliament."

"14 An Act for taking away and abolishing the Heretable Jurisdictions, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, and for making Satisfaction to the Proprietors thereof, and for restoring such Jurisdictions to the Crown, and for making more effectual Provision for the Administration of Justice throughout that Part of the United Kingdom, by the King's Courts and Judges there, and for obliging all Persons acting as Procurators, Writers, or Agents, in the Law in Scotland, to take the Oaths, and for rendering the Union of the Two Kingdoms more complete."

"15 An Act for taking away the Tenure of Wardholding in Scotland, and for converting the same into Blanch and Feu Holdings, and for regulating the Casualty of Non entry in certain Cases, and for taking away the Casualties of Single and Life-rent Escheats incurred there by Horning and Denunciation for Civil Causes, and for giving to Heirs and Successors there a summary Process against Superiors, and for discharging the Attendance of Vassals at Head Courts there, and for ascertaining the Services of Tenants there, and for allowing Heirs of Tailzie there to sell Lands to the Crown, for erecting Buildings, and making Settlements in The Highlands."

"16 An Act to enlarge the Time limited by an Act of the last Session of Parliament, for restraining the Use of the Highland Dress, and to enable Heirs of Tailzie, Guardians, Curators, and Trustees, in Scotland, to sell Lands to the Crown"

"17 An Act to enforce the Execution of an Act of this Session of Parliament, for granting to His Majesty several Rates and Duties upon Houses, Windows, or Lights."

"18 An Act to indemnify Persons who have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Promotions within the Time limited by Law, and for allowing further Time for that Purpose"

"19 An Act for declaring valid such Acts as have (fn. 3) been done by Thomas Paulin, as One of the Principal Land Coal-meters of the City and Liberty of Westminster, between the Twenty-ninth Day of September last and the Eighth Day of November following."

"20 An Act to extend the Provisions of an Act made in the Thirteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing such Foreign Protestants, and others therein mentioned, as are settled, or shall settle, in any of His Majesty's Colonies, in America," to other Foreign Protestants, who conscientiously scruple the taking of an Oath."

"21 An Act to revive, continue, and amend, an Act made in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, intituled, An Act for clearing, depthening, repairing, extending, maintaining, and improving, the Haven and Piers of Great Yarmouth, and for depthening and making more navigable the several Rivers emptying themselves at the said Town, and also for preserving Ships, wintering in the said Haven, from Accidents by Fire"

"22. An Act to indemnify Persons who have omitted to register their Letters of Attorney, appointing them Agents for Prizes, within the Time limited by Law, and for allowing further Time for that Purpose."

"23 An Act for building a Bridge cross the River Thames, from the Parish of Walton upon Thames, in the County of Surrey, to Shepperton, in the County of Midd'x."

"24 An Act for repairing, improving, and maintaining, the public Condarts, and other Water-works, belonging to the Town of Southampton"

"25. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by several Acts of Parliament, passed for repairing the Highways between Wymondham and Attleborough, and from Wymondham to Hetherset, and from the Mouth of Wigmore Lane to Hall Wolk Gate, in Attleborough, in the County of Norfolk, and for amending the other Roads adjoining to the Highways directed to be repaired by the said former Acts, and making the said Acts more effectual"

"26 An Act for holding the Summer Assizes and Sessions of the Peace for the County of Norfolk in the City and County of Norwich, until a new ShireHouse can be built for the said County of Norfolk, and for building a new Shire-House on the CastleHill, in the same County, and for raising Money on the said County for that Purpose"

"27. An Act for repairing the High Road leading from the Town of Stockton upon Tees to Darlington, and from thence, through Winston, to Barnard Castle, in the same County"

"28 An Act for the better Preservation and Improvement of the River Wear, and Port and Haven of Sunderland, in the County of Durham."

"29. An Act for repairing the Road leading from Catherick Bridge, in the County of York, to Yarm, in the said County, and from thence to Stockton, in the County of Durham, and from thence, through Sedgefield, in the said County of Durham, to the City of Durham."

"30 An Act for continuing the Term, and enlarging the Powers, granted by an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of His late Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the City of Gloucester to the City of Hereford," and for repairing other Roads in the County of Gloucester."

"31 An Act for repairing the Road leading from Cirencester, in the County of Gloucester, to Btridlips Hill, in the said County."

"32. An Act for founding and building a Chapel in Wednesfield, in the Parish of Wolverhampton, in the County of Stafford"

"33 An Act to enable the Parishioners of the Parish of St Andrew Holborn, in the City of London and County of Middlesex, to purchase a conventent Piece of Ground, for an additional Burying Ground, for the Use of the said Parish, and to enable the said Parishioners to raise such Sum and Sums of Money as shall be necessary for that Purpose"

"34 An Act to confirm an Agreement made by the Rector and Vestrymen of the Parish of St. James, within the Liberty of Westminster, for enlarging the Church-yard of the said Parish, and for other Purposes therein mentioned"

"35 An Act for uniting the Two Colleges of St. Salvator and St Leonard, in the University of St. Andrews, pursuant to an Agreement for that Purpose"

"36 An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by Two Acts of Parliament, for laying a Duty of Two Penny Scots upon every Pint of Ale and Beer brewed and vended within the Town of Dundee, and the Liberties and Suburbs thereof, for the Purposes in the said Acts and this present Act mentioned"

"37 An Act for reviving and continuing an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, intituled, An Act for laying a Duty of Two Penny Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Scots Pint of Beer or Ale vended or sold within the Town of Bruntisland, and Liberties thereof, for increasing the public Revenue of the said Town, and for other Purposes therein mentioned'

"38 An Act for the King's most gracious General and Fice Pardon"

To these Bills the Royal Assent was severally pronounced, in these Words, (videlicet,)

"Le Roy le veult."

"39 An Act for confirming and establishing certain Articles of Agreement, between the Heirs at Law and Devisees of Joceline late Earl of Leicester, deceased, for the Settlement and Disposition of the Real Estate of the said Earl, and for rendering the said Agreement more effectual for the Purposes thereby intended."

"40 An Act for raising Money, out of the settled Estates of Richard Oakeley Esquire, in the Counties of Salop and Oxford, for the Payment of several Debts and Encumbrances, and for providing a Recompense for the same, in such Manner as is therein mentioned"

"41 An Act for vesting Put of the settled Estate of Henry Talbot Esquire, in the County of Warwick, in him, in Fee Simple, discharged of the Uses of his Marriage Settlement, upon his settling other Lands, of greater Value, to the same Uses."

"42. An Act for Sale of the Estates of William Moore Esquire, in the Counties of Sussex, Surrey, and Stafford, for Payment of Debts and Legacies"

"43 An Act to empower Anne Colmore Widow and her Assigns, during the Life of Thomas Colmore Mer chant, to make Building Leases of Lands, in and near Birmingham, in the County of Warwick."

"44 An Act to enable the Guardian of Elizabeth Sambrooke and Diana Sambrooke, Infants, to join with Mary Sambrooke, their Sister, in making Building Leases of divers Houses and Tenements, in the County of Middlesex."

"45. An Act to empower the Guardians of William Mitchell and other Infants to make Leases of then Estates, in the several Counties of Huntingdon, Surrey, Middlesex, Cambridge, Leicester, Kent, Somerset, and Norfolk, during their Minorities"

"46. An Act for making a Settlement of the Real and Personal Estate of Thomas Garrard Esquire, deceased, pursuant to his Intention declared in his Life-time, and at the Desire, and with the Consent, of his Six Sons"

"47 An Act for vesting several Estates of Thomas Rolt Esquire in Trustees, to be sold, for raising Money, to discharge Encumbrances affecting the same, and other Debts, and for securing an Equivalent, in respect of the settled Part of such Estates, for the Benefit of his Wife and Infant Son, and for the providing Portions for his Daughters, and for other Purposes."

"48 An Act for Sale of the Real Estate of Richard Powys Esquire, deceased, for Payment of his Debts and Daughters Portions, and for other Purposes therein expressed."

"49. An Act for Sale of certain Estates, in Tewin and Datchworth, in the County of Hertford, belonging to Jone, Anne, Mary, and Susanna Awdrey Kemeys, Infants, pursuant to an Agreement entered into by their Trustees for that Purpose."

"50. An Act for Sale of the settled and other Estate of John Curtis, in the County of Norfolk, [ (fn. 4) and applying Part of the Money arising thereby in Payment of Legacies and Debts,] and applying other Part of such Money in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled to the like Uses, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"51. An Act for vesting the Capital Messuage, called Great Frogmore, with the Lands and Grounds thereunto belonging, devised by the Will of Mary late Dutchess of Northumberland, in Trustees, to be sold, for the Purposes therein mentioned."

"52. An Act for Sale of certain Estates, in the Counties of Hereford, Monmouth, and Gloucester, of Robert Gwillym Esquire and Robert Gwillym his Son, for discharging Encumbrances affecting the same, and for settling, in Lieu thereof, other Lands and Hereditaments in the County of Lancaster, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"53 An Act for vesting a Farm and Lands in Cullumpton, in the County of Devon, late the Estate of Robert Drew Gentleman, deceased, in Trustees, in order to convey the same to Henry Cruwys Gentleman, pursuant to an Agreement with Mary Drew Widow, and for discharging a Mortgage on the said Estate."

"54 An Act for Sale of the Estate of Edward Masters, deceased, for Payment of his Debts, and for other Purposes therein mentioned"

"55 An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Corbyn Morris Esquire with Elizabeth Fanshawe his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned"

"56 An Act to empower Mary Stillington Widow to execute a Power vested in Joseph Stillington Esquire, her late Husband, deceased, for raising Money, to complete the Enclosure of the Common Fields and Common Grounds, in the Manor of Kelfield, in the County of York."

"57 An Act to enable Thomas Bushell Esquire, and his Descendants, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Fettiplace"

"58 An Act for naturalizing Mark Liotard, Henry Uhthoff, and John David Ziegell"

"59 An Act for naturalizing Albert Vandenvelde Merchant"

To these Bills the Royal Assent was severally pronounced, in these Words, (videlicet,)

"Soit fait comme il est desiré'

Then His Majesty spake as follows.

His Majesty's Speech.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"Nothing could have been more acceptable to Me, than the Zeal and Dispatch with which you have gone through the public Business, during the Course of this Session The Care and Attention you have shewn, to extinguish any Remains of the late Rebellion, and to strengthen the Foundations of our future Tranquillity, by new Provisions, as well for restoring the proper Authority of the Government in North Britain, as for better securing the Liberties of the People there, cannot fail to have the most beneficial Consequences.

"The great Efforts you have made, for carrying on the War in a vigorous Manner, have shewn you not to be less attentive to our Foreign than to our Domestic Interests They have given Spirit to My Allies, and enabled Me, in Conjunction with them, to bring a numerous and powerful Army early into the Field, and to maintain strong Squadrons at Sea, for the Protection and Defence of our Trade and Possessions, the Annoyance of our Enemies, and for supporting and enforcing the Operations of My Allies in Italy. The Invasion made by France upon the Territories of The States General of the United Provinces has had a different Effect from what our Enemies promised themselves from it The voluntary and speedy Succour which I sent on that Occasion was received with the utmost Joy, and has been of great Use, and The States have thereupon not only resolved on a great Augmentation of their Forces, which is actually making, but have taken such Steps as must convince our Enemies how determined they are vigorously to support their own Independency, and the Interests of the Common Cause I have the peculiar Satisfaction to acquaint you, that the Union between Great Britain and the Republic, so necessary for both Nations, was never more cordial, or better established, than it is at present.

"The signal Success, which, by the Blessing of God, has already attended My Fleet, has happily disappointed some very pernicious Projects of our Enemies, and given a considerable Blow to their Naval Strength, as well as to then Commerce, which will be the most probable Means of reducing them to Reason This is the great Object which I have at Heart; the sole View of all My Measures being to put an End to the Calamities of War, by a safe and honourable Peace.

"Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"I must acknowledge, in a particular Manner, the Zeal and Application with which you have raised the necessary Supplies for the Service of the current Year And your Readiness in making good the Deficiency of the Civil List Funds, arising from the unavoidable Consequences of War, is a fresh Instance of that Regard and Affection which I have always experienced from you To be able to effectuate all this, immediately after the suppressing of an unnatural and expensive Rebellion, and under the Burdens of War, must set the Strength and Credit of the Nation in the highest Light, and secure to the Crown of Great Britain that Weight and Respect, both with its Friends and Enemies, which justly belong to it.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"After the Examples of Justice which have been found necessary, I have with Pleasure taken the very First Opportunity of doing what is most agreeable to My own Inclination, the passing an Act of Grace The good Effect I promise Myself from hence is, to heal, in some Measure, those Wounds which have been made, and re-establish the Qutet of the Kingdom, since, by this Act, the Generality of those who have been deluded from then Duty will find themselves restored to Security, and to the Protection of those Laws which they had endeavoured to subvert A just Sense of this early Mercy will, I hope, induce them to make such Returns of Loyalty and Gratitude as so strong an Obligation requires.

"As this Parliament would necessarily determine in a short Time, and as nothing will give so much Weight and Credit to our Affairs Abroad, in the present Conjuncture, as to shew the Dependance I have upon the Affections of My People, I have judged it expedient speedily to call a new Parliament But I should think Myself inexcusable, if I parted with this, without publickly returning you My Thanks, for the many eminent Instances you have given Me of your inviolable Fidelity and Attachment to My Person and Government, and your unshaken Adherence to the true Interest of your Country, and the Protestant Succession in My Family By the Divine Blesling, and you vigorous Assistance, I have been able to crush and defeat the most audacious Attempt that has ever been made to overturn the present Establishment, and at the same Time to surnish that Support to our ancient and natural Allies, which has already disappointed some of the most dangerous Views of Ambition with which our Enemies began the War Such extraordinary Merit, as it will always be gratefully remembered by Me, must endear the Memory of this Parliament to Posterity From such Demonstrations of the Loyalty and Affection of My faithful Subjects, I do, with the utmost Satisfaction, repose Myself upon them, and do not in the least doubt of receiving new Proofs of the same good Disposition in the Choice of their Representatives.

"I have nothing so much at Heart, as the Preservation of the Civil and Religious Rights of My People, and the Maintenance of the true Greatness and Prosperity of this Nation From these Principles I will never deviate, and in these Principles every true Briton will concur Let this appear by your Conduct in the present Conjuncture, and let no false Arts or Misrepresentations take Place, to interrupt or weaken that Considence and Harmony between Me and My People, which have been, and ever will be, productive of such happy Events"

And then the Lord Chancellor, by His Majesty's Command, said,

Parliament prorogued.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"It is His Majesty's Royal Will and Pleasure, that this Parliament be prorogued to Thursday the Ninth Day of July next, to be then here held And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Thursday the Ninth Day of July next."

27o Februarii, 1762, Hitherto examined by us,

Abercorn.
Buckinghamshire.
Delamer.
Boston.

Footnotes

1 Deest in Originali, vide p 112 b 113 b and Journals of H C Vol XXV p 346 a &c
2 Sic.
3 Deest in Originali, vide p 112 b 113 b and Journals of H C Vol xxv p 346 a &c
4 Bis in Originali.