House of Lords Journal Volume 27
April 1750

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April 1750

DIE Lunæ, 2o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Londin.
Epus Roffen
Epus Wigorn
Epus Cicestriens.
Epus Sarum.
Epus Exon
Epus Petriburg.
Epus Bangor
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Dorset, Præses.
Comes Gower, C P S
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl
Dux Argyll
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick
Comes Winchilsea
Comes Carlisle
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Rothes
Comes Home
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Brooke
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Lonsdale
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds Delawarr.
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds North
Ds Ward.
Ds Cornwallis.
Ds. Hervey
Ds Hay
Ds Foley.
Ds Ducie.
Ds Monson.
Ds Raymond.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Anson
Ds Ravensworth.
Ds Feversham

PRAYERS.

Hampton Court Bridge, Bill.

The Lord Ilchester reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge cross the River of Thames, from Hampton Court, in the County of Middlesex, to East Moulsey, in the County of Surry," was committed That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment"

Rector of St George, Southwark, Maintenance, Bill.

The same Lord made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling a Stipend, or Maintenance, upon the Rector of the Parish of St George the Martyr, in the Borough of Southwark, in the County of Surry, and his Successors, in Lieu of Tithes," was committed.

Nightly Witch, &c St John, Southwark, Bill.

His Lordship made the same Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlightening the Open Places, Streets, Lancs, Passages, and Courts, and for the better regulating the Nightly Watch, within the Parish of St John, Southwark, in the County of Surry," was committed.

Hanaper Revenue, and Master of the Rolls, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making good a Deficiency upon the Revenue of the Office of Keeper or Clerk of the Hanaper, and for preventing any future Deficiency therein, to answer the public Services provided for out of the same, and for augmenting the Income of the Office of Master or Keeper of the Rolls"

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"

Accounts of Iron imported and exported, and of the Produce of the Duties on Leather, to be brought.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, an Account of the Quantity of Iron imported from the British Colonies in America, from Christmas 1710, to Christmas 1749, distinguishing each Year, and the Quantity imported from each Colony, and distinguishing how much in Pigs, and how much in Bars.

Ordered also, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, an Account of the Quantity of Bar Iron exported to the British Plantations, from Christmas 1746, to Christmas 1749, distinguishing each Year.

Ordered likewise, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, an Account of the Produce of all the Duties payable on Leather, from 1732 to 1738 inclusive.

Message to H C for Mr. Hanbury to attend, as a Witness on the Iron Bill.

Ordered, That a Message be sent to the House of Commons, to acquaint them, "That the Lords do desire that they will give Leave that Capel Hanbury Esquire, a Member of that House, may have Leave to attend their Lordships, in order to be examined, as a Witness, upon the Bill, intituled, An Act to encourage the Importation of Pig and Bar Iron from His Majesty's Colonies in America, and to prevent the Erection of any Mill, or other Engine, for slitting or rolling of Iron, or any Plating Forge to work with a Tilt Hammer, or any Furnace for making Steel, in any of the said Colonies."

And immediately a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Waple, for that Purpose.

Money out of Sinking Fund, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty the Sum of Nine Hundred Thousand Pounds, out of the Sinking Fund, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty, and for applying certain Surplus Monies remaming in the Exchequer as Part of the Supply of the said Year, and for the Application of certain Savings in the Hands of the Paymaster General, and for obviating a Doubt in an Act of the Fifth Year of King George the First, in respect to the Payment of certain Annurties thereby granted, for the Improvement of Fisheries and Manufactures in Scotland, and for the further appropriating the Supplies granted this Session of Parliament, and for giving further Time for the Payment of Duties omitted to be paid for the Indentures or Contracts of Clerks and Apprentices, and for transferring the Bounties now payable upon the Exportation of British Sail Cloth to the Customs, and for enforcing the Laws against the clandestine Importation of Soap, Candles, and Starch, into this Kingdom," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Annuities, further Time to subscribe, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for giving further Time to the Proprietors of the Annuities after the Rate of Four Pounds per Centum per Annum to subscribe the same, in the Manner, and upon the Terms, therein mentioned, and for redeeming such of the said Annuities as shall not be so subscribed, and for empowering the East India Company to raise certain Sums by transferrable Annuities," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bills were both read the First Time.

Mr Hanbury, Leave to attend on the Iron Bill.

The Messengers sent to the House of Commons, to desire that they will give Leave to Capel Hanbury Esquire, a Member of that House, to attend this House, in order to be examined, as a Witness, upon the Bill relating to the Importation of Pig and Bar Iron from America, being returned, acquainted their Lordships, "That the Commons do give Leave to the said Mr. Hanbury to attend this House, as desired, if he thinks fit."

Message from H C to return the Uniformity Act explaining, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain Part of an Act passed in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Years of the Reign of King Charles the Second, for the Uniformity of Public Prayers and Administiation of Sacraments, and also Part of an Act passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, for the Ministers of the Church to be of sound Religion," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Sawyer against E of March and Ruglen.

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Anthony Sawyer Esquire, complaining of Part of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 21st of November 1749, made on the Behalf of William Earl of March and Ruglen, and praying, "That the same might be reversed or varied, or such other Relief given the Appellant as to this House should seem meet" As also upon the Answer of the said Earl put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause.

Judgement.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That so much of the said Interlocutor of the 21st of November 1749, whereby the Objection against John Dickie is sustained, and it is found, "That he could not be received as a Witness in this Cause," and also so much of the subsequent Interlocutor as adheres thereto, be reversed, and that the said John Dickie be received and examined as a Witness in this Cause cum Nota And it is further Ordered, That the Respondent be at Liberty to apply by Petition to the Court of Session, against an Interlocutor pronounced on the 13th of December last, whereby the said Court sustained an Objection against the Competency of Ronald Craufurd, who was produced as a Witness for the Respondent in this Cause, notwithstanding the strict Time limited for reclaiming against the Interlocutor last mentioned is expired.

Reports of Trials of Iron to be brought.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, Copies of the several Reports made to the Commissioners of the Navy, by the Officers of His Majesty's Yards, of the Trials of Iron imported from the Plantations.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 3o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch. Cant
Epus Wigorn.
Epus. Bristol
Epus Sarum.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus Carliol.
Epus Petriburg.
Epus Landavens
Epus Asaphen
Epus. Litch & Cov.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses
Comes Gower, C P S.
Dux Marlborough, Senescallus
Dux Grafton, Camerarius
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bedford
Dux Argyll.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl
Dux Newcastle
Dux Portland
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea
Comes Sandwick.
Comes Carlisle
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Rothes
Comes Home.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Granville
Comes Waldegrave
Comes Leicester.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Powis.
Comes Egremont.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Lonsdale
Viscount Hereford.
Ds Delawarr.
Ds Dudley
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds. North
Ds Ward
Ds Cornwallis.
Ds Foley
Ds. Onslow.
Ds Cadogan.
Ds Ducie.
Ds Monson
Ds Raymond
Ds Edgecumbe.
Ds Sandys
Ds Anson
Ds Ravensworth.
Ds Feversham.
Ds. Archer.

PRAYERS.

Vis Hereford takes his Seat.

Edward Viscount Hereford sat first in Parliament, after the Death of Price late Viscount Hereford, having, at the Table, first taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Messages from H C to return the African Trade extending, Bill,

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for entending and improving the Trade to Africa," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Cowper's Bill,

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Cust and others.

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable William Cowper Esquire to settle a Jointure upon his present Wife, and to make Leases of certain Estates in the County of Hertford," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Stanley's Bill,

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estates of Richard Stanley Esquire, a Lunatick, lying in the Counties of Kent and Middlesex, in Trustees, to be sold, for the Payment of several Debts and Encumbrances thereon, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and County Court Middlesex, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing Delays and Expences in the Proceedings in the County Court of Middlesex, and for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts in the said County Court," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Westminster, small Debts, Recovery, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and that Part of the Dutchy of Lancaster which adjoineth thereto," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Boroughbridge Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from the City of York, over Skipbridge, to Boroughbridge, in the County of York," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Report from Committee on Mrs Foord's Pet concerning Necessary Woman's Place.

The Lord Delawarr reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Petition of Mary Foord, Wife of Charles Foord, One of the Doorkeepers attending this House, appointed Necessary Woman to their Lordships by Sir Charles Dalton Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, praying a Re-hearing of this Affair, in regard a Proof is lately found out, that may serve (as is alleged in the said Petition) to set this Matter in a new Light "That the Committee have considered the said Petition, and examined into the Matter therein mentioned, and are of Opinion, that the Petitioner has not made out the Allegations of her said Petition"

Reports of Trials of Iron delivered.

The House being informed, "That a Person from the Commissioners of the Navy attended"

He was called in, and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to the Order of Yesterday,

"Copies of the several Reports made to the Commissioners of the Navy, by the Officers of His Majesty's Yards, of the Trials of Iron imported from the Plantations."

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the Titles thereof being read, by the Clerk.

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

Several Petitions against the Iron Bill.

A Petition of the Gentlemen and others, Proprietors and Possessors of Iron Mines, Wood Lands, Forges, and Furnaces, and other Iron Works, and those concerned in carrying on the Iron Trade, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, whose Names are subscribed.

Also, a Petition of the Justices of Peace, Gentlemen, Clergy, Freeholders, Owners of Wood Lands and other Lands, in the County of Westmorland

Also, a Petition of the Tanners of Leather, in the Town of Kirby in Kendall, in the County of Westmorland

Also, a Petition of the Master Tanners in the North of Lancashire

And also, a Petition of the Owners and Masters of Ships, in the Creeks of Pile, of Foudrey, and Graunge, in the County of Lancaster,

Were severally presented to the House, and read; representing the evil Consequences they apprehend from the Bill depending in this House, for taking off the Duty on Pig and Bar Iron brought from His Majesty's Plantations in America into this Kingdom, and praying, "That the same may not pass into a Law."

And the said Petitions were severally ordered to lie on the Table.

Money out of Sinking Fund, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty the Sum of Nine Hundred Thousand Pounds, out of the Sinking Fund, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty, and for applying certain Surplus Monies remaining in the Exchequer as Part of the Supply of the said Year, and for the Application of certain Savings in the Hands of the Paymaster General, and for obviating a Doubt in an Act of the Fifth Year of King George the First, in respect to the Payment of certain Annuities thereby granted, for the Improvement of Fisheries and Manufactures in Scotland, and for the further appropriating the Supplies granted this Session of Parliament, and for giving further Time for the Payment of Duties omitted to be paid for the Indentures or Contracts of Clerks and Apprentices, and for transferring the Bounties now payable upon the Exportation of British Sail Cloth to the Customs, and for enforcing the Laws against the clandestine Importation of Soap, Candles, and Starch, into this Kingdom"

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

Annuities, further Time to subscribe, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for giving further Time to the Proprietors of Annuities after the Rate of Four Pounds per Centum per Annum to subscribe the same, in the Manner, and upon the Terms, therein mentioned, and for redeeming such of the said Annuities as shall not be so subscribed, and for empowering the East India Company to raise certain Sums by transferrable Annuities."

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

Pet of Grand Jury & al of Lancaster, against Iron Bill.

A Petition of the Grand Jury, Justices of the Peace, and other Gentlemen and Freeholders attending the General Assizes holden at Lancaster, for the County Palatine of Lancaster, was presented, and read, expressing their Apprehensions, "That, should the Bill which has passed the House of Commons, for suffering the Importation of Pig and Bar Iron from His Majesty's Colonies in America without Payment of Duties, be sussered to pass into a Law, it would greatly affect very many Gentlemen and others in their Property, and be pregnant of many other Mischiefs and Misfortunes,' and praying, "That the Petition ers may be indulged the Liberty to be heard, by their Counsel, against the said Bill"

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

Hanaper Revenue, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making good a Deficiency upon the Revenue of the Office of Keeper or Clerk of the Hanaper, and for preventing any future Deficiency therein, to answer the public Services provided for out of the same, and for augmenting the Income of the Office of the Master or Keeper of the Rolls."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Hampton Court Bridge, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge cross the River of Thames, from Hampton Court, in the County of Middlesex, to East Moalsey, in the County of Surry."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Nightly Watch, &c St John, Southwark, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlightening the Open Places, Streets, Lanes, Passages, and Courts, and for the better regulating the Nightly Watch, within the Parish of Saint John, Southwark, in the County of Surry."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Rector of St George, Southwark, Maintenance, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for settling a Stipend, or Maintenance, upon the Rector of the Parish of St. George the Martyr, in the Borough of Southwark, in the County of Surry, and his Successors, in Lieu of Tithes."

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 Four preceding Bills.

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

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

Cumberland Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from Egremont to Dudden Bridge, Santon Bridge, and Salthouse, in the County of Cumberland"

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

Ld President.
Ld Steward
D Richmond.
D Argyll
D Portland
E Northampton
E Warwick.
E Winchilsea.
E Carlisle
E Shaftesbury
E. Jersey
E. Poulet.
E Home
E Hyndford
E Oxford.
E Granville.
E. Bucks.
E Egremont.
Vis. Lonsdale.
L. Abp. Cant
L Bp Bristol.
L B Sarum.
L B Landaff.
L. B St Asaph.
L B Litch. & Cov.
Ld. Delawarr.
L. Dudley.
L. Willoughby Par.
L North.
L. Ward
L Cornwallis.
L. Onslow
L. Ducie.
L. Raymond
L Sandys
L. Anson
L. Archer.

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

Raw Silk in America, Growth encouraging, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for encouraging the Growth and Culture of Raw Silk, in His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in America"

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."

Pig and Bar Iron from America, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to encourage the Importation of Pig and Bar Iron from His Majesty's Colonies in America, and to prevent the Erection of any Mill, or other Engine, for slitting or rolling of Iron, or any Plating Forge to work with a Tilt Hammer, or any Furnace for making Steel, in any of the said Colonies"

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House on Thursday next, and the Lords to be summoned.

Grand Jury & al of Lancaster to be heard, by Counsel, against it.

Ordered, That the Petition of the Grand Jury, Justices, Gentlemen, and Freel olders, attending the Assizes at Lancaster, which was ordered to lie on the Table, be referred to the said Committee, and that the Petitioners be heard, by Counsel, before the said Committee, if they think fit, as may also Counsel be heard for the Bill, at the same Time.

Orders for Witnesses to be issued.

Ordered, That the Clerk be empowered to issue Orders for the Attendance of such Witnesses, to be examined on the Bill last mentioned, whose Names shall be delivered to him for that Purpose.

Nightly Watch, &c St Martins, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making a better and more effectual Provision for the Relief of the Poor, and for the cleansing the Streets, and for keeping a Nightly Watch, within the Parish of St Martin in the Fields, within the Liberties of the City of Westminster," was committed That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Colchester Channel, cleansing, &c Bill.

His Lordship made the like Report from the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual several Acts of Parliament, passed for cleansing and making navigable the Channel, from The Hithe at Colchester, to Wivenhoe, in the County of Essex, and for repairing and cleansing the Streets and Lanes of the Town of Colchester," was committed.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 4o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch Cant
Arch Ebor.
Epus Roffen.
Epus Glocestriens
Epus Wigorn
Epus Cicestriens
Epus Exon.
Epus Carliol.
Epus Bangor
Epus Asaphen.
Epus Litch & Cov.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Dorset, Præses
Comes Gower, C P S
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland
Dux Manchester
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick
Comes Westmorland
Comes Winchilsea
Comes Chesterfield
Comes Shaftesbury
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Home.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford
Comes Granville.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cowper
Comes Waldegrave
Comes Ashburnham
Comes Leicester
Comes Bucks
Comes Powts
Comes Egremont
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Ds Delawarr
Ds Dudley
Ds Wentworth
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds Maynard
Ds Ward
Ds Cornwallis
Ds Ilay
Ds Bathurst
Ds Onslow
Ds Cadogan
Ds Ducie
Ds Raymond.
Ds Edgecumbe.
Ds Sandys
Ds Anson
Ds Ravensworth.
Ds Feversham.
Ds Archer.

PRAYERS.

Raw Silk from Russia, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr Horatio Walpole Senior and others.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for permitting Raw Silk, of the Growth or Produce of Persia, purchased in Russia, to be imported into this Kingdom, from any Port or Place belonging to the Empire of Russia," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the same be read a Second Time on Friday next, the Lords to be summoned, and that the Bill be in the mean Time printed.

Levant Company to be heard, by Counsel, against it.

Upon reading the Petition of the Governor and Company of Merchants of England, trading to The Levant Seas, setting forth, "That, it the Bill above mentioned should pass into a Law, it will be attended with very great Disadvantage to this Nation, and diminish very considerably the Exportation of the Woollen Manufactures and Produce of this Kingdom to Turky," and praying, "That the Petitioners may be heard, by their Counsel, against the said Bill"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners may be heard, by then Counsel, is desired, at the Second Reading of the said Bill, as may also Counsel for the Bill, at the same Time.

Exports and Imports to and from Russia to be brought.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, an Account of the Exports and Imports to and from Russia, for Seven Years past.

Boroughbridge Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from the City of York, over Skipbridge, to Boroughbridge, in the County of York"

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

Ld. President
Ld Chamberlain.
D. Argyll
D Portland
D Manchester.
E Northampton.
E. Worwick.
E. Westmorland
E Shaftesbury.
E Jersey.
E Rothes.
E. Hyndford.
E Oxford
E Cowper.
E Waldegrave.
E Ashburnham.
E Powis.
E. Egremont.
Vis Townshend.
Vis. Lonsdale.
Ld Abp York
L Bp Rochester.
L. B Worcester.
L. B. Exeter
L B Bangor
L B Litch & Cov.
Ld Delawarr.
L Wentworth
L Willoughby Par.
L Ward
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Ducie.
L Raymond.
L Sandys.
L. Anson.
L. Archer.

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

Message from H C to return Scrgison's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to sell Part of the settled Estate of Thomas Scrgison Esquire, and to lay out the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in Lieu thereof," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Money out of the 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 the Sum of Nine Hundred Thousand Pounds, out of the Sinking Fund, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty, and for applying certain Surplus Monies remaining in the Exchequer as Part of the Supply of the said Year, and for the Application of certain Savings in the Hands of the Paymaster General, and for obviating a Doubt in an Act of the Fifth Year of King George the First, in respect to the Payment of certain Annuities thereby granted, for the Improvement of Fisheries and Manufactures in Scotland, and for the further appropriating the Supplies granted this Session of Parliament and for giving further Time for the Payment of Duties omitted to be paid for the Indentures or Contracts of Clerks and Apprentices and for transferring the Bounties now payable upon the Exportation of British Sail Cloth to the Customs, and for enforcing the Laws against the clandestine Importation of Soap, Candles, and Statch, into this Kingdom"

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."

Annuities, further The to subscribe, Bill.

The like Proceeding was had, with respect to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for giving further Time to the Proprietors of Annuities after the Rate of Four Pounds per Centum per Annum to subscribe the same, in the Manner, and upon the Terms, therein mentioned, and for redeeming such of the said Annuities as shall not be so subscribed, and for empowering the East India Company to raise certain Sums by transferrable Annuities"

And the same Report was made.

Raw Silk in America, Growth encouraging, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for encouraging the Growth and Culture of Raw Silk, in His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in America"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Colchester Channel, cleansing, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual several Acts of Parliament, passed for cleansing and making navigable the Channel from The Hithe at Colchester, to Wivenhoe, in the County of Essex, and for repairing and cleansing the Streets and Lanes of the Town of Colchester"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Nightly Watch, &c St Martin's, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making a better and more effectual Provision for the Relief of the Poor, for the cleansing the Streets, and for keeping a Nightly Watch, within the Parish of St Martin in the Fields, within the Liberties of the City of Westminster."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Recovery of small Debts in Westminster, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and that Part of the Dutchy of Lancaster which adjoinoth thereto"

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

Pet of Gentlemen & al of Gloucester shire, against the Iron Bill,

Upon reading the Petition of the Gentlemen, Possessors of Iron Mines, Wood Lands, Furnaces, Forges, and other Iron Works, and likewise those concerned in carrying on the Iron Trade, in the County of Gloucester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, expressing their Apprehensions, "That, in case the Bill now depending, for taking off the Duty on Pig and Bar Iron imported from His Majesty's Colonies in America into this Kingdom, should pass into a Law, it would be the entire Rum of the Petitioners, and of Thousands of others in the said County, whose sole Livelihood depends on the Wood Lands and Iron Work," and praying That the Petitioners may be heard, by their Counsel, against the said Bill"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House to whom the said Bill stands committed, and that the Petitioners may be heard, by then Counsel, as desire, before the said Committee.

Pytt, an Iron Master, against it.

Upon reading the Petition of Rowland Pytt the Elder, of Lidney in the County of Gloucester, Iron Master, in Behalf of himself and many others concerned in Contracts for Woods, Forges, and Furnaces, in this Kingdom, praying, as well on the Petitioner's own Behalf, as on Behalf of many other Contractors, "That this House will not suffer the Bill relating to the Importation of Pig and Bar Iron from America to pass, or that the Petitioner may be heard, by his Counsel, against the same"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the same Committee, and that the Petitioner may be then heard, by his Counsel, as desired.

Gentlemen & al of Monmouthshire, against it:

Upon reading the Petition of the Gentlemen, Clergy, Possessors of Iron Mines, Wood Lands, Furnaces, Forges, and other Iron Works, and others concerned in carrying on the Iron Trade, in the County of Monmouth, praying, "In regard to the miserable Condition the Petitioners apprehend they must be reduced to, if the Bill for the Encouragement of the Importation of Bar Iron, as also Pig and Sow Iron, from America, should pass into a Law, by which their Works will be rendered useless, the Wood Lands of no Value, and Thousands of Poor brought upon their Parishes for Want of Work, that the Petitioners may be heard, by their Counsel, and redressed by this House as to their Lordships shall seem meet"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the same Committee, and that the Petitioners may be then heard, by their Counsel, as desired.

Two Counsel only to be heard on the several Petitions.

Ordered, That no more than Two Counsel be heard, before the said Committee, upon the several Petitions relating to the said Bill.

British White Herring Fishery, encourageing, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of the British White Herring Fishery"

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 One Amendment thereunto, which he will be ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same"

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 5o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch. Cant.
Epus Roffen.
Epus Wigorn.
Epus Sarum.
Epus. Lincoln
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Landavens.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Litch & Cov
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Dorset, Præses.
Comes Gower, C P. S
Dux Marlborough, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Jersey
Comes Poulet
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Home
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford
Comes Granville.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Bucks
Comes Egremont
Comes Harcourt
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Ds Delawarr
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. North.
Ds. Ward.
Ds Berkeley
Ds Hay
Ds. Masham
Ds Foley.
Ds Onslow
Ds Cadogan
Ds Ducie.
Ds. Monson
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds Sandys
Ds Anson
Ds Ravensworth.
Ds Feversham.
Ds. Archer.

PRAYERS.

Iron from America imported and exported, Accounts delivered.

The House being informed, "That a Person from the Custom-house attended"

He was called in, and delivered, at the Bar (pursuant to their Lordships Order on Monday last),

"An Account of the Quantity of Iron imported from the British Colonies in America, from Christmas 1710, to Christmas 1749, distinguishing each Year, and the Quantity imported from each Colony, and distinguishing how much in Pigs, and how much in Bars"

"An Account of the Quantity of Bar Iron exported to the British Plantations, from Christmas 1746, to Christmas 1749, distinguishing each Year"

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk.

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

Account of Duties on Leather delivered.

The House being likewise informed, "That a Person from the Excise office attended"

He was called in, and delivered, at the Bar (pursuant to their Lordships Order on Monday last),

"An Account of the Produce of all the Duties payable on Leather, from 1732 to 1738, inclusive"

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk.

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

Money out of the Sinking Fund, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty the Sum of Nine Hundred Thousand Pounds, out of the Sinking Fund, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty, and for applying certain Surplus Monies remaining in the Exchequer as Part of the Supply of the said Year, and for the Application of certain Savings in the Hands of the Paymaster General, and for obviating a Doubt in an Act of the Fifth Year of King George the First, in respect to the Payment of certain Annuities thereby granted, for the Improvement of Fisheries and Manufactures in Scotland, and for the further appropriating the Supplies granted this Session of Parliament, and for giving further Time for the Payment of Duties omitted to be paid for the Indentures or Contracts of Clerks and Apprentices, and for transferring the Bounties now payable upon the Exportation of British Sail Cloth to the Customs, and for enforcing the Laws against the clandestine Importation of Soap, Candles, and Starch, into this Kingdom"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Annuities, further Time to subscribe, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for giving further Time to the Proprietors of Annuities after the Rate of Four Pounds per Centum per Annum to subscribe the same, in the Manner, and upon the Terms, therein mentioned, and for redeening such of the said Annuities as shall not be so subscribed, and for empowering the East India Company to raise certain Sums by transferrable Annuities."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

Petition of Tanners of Doncaster, against the Iron Bill;

A Petition of several Tanners of Doncaster, in the County of York, and other Places adjacent, on Behalf of themselves and several others concerned in the Lea ther Trade throughout the Kingdom.

and Tanners of Wakefield,

Also, a Petition of several Tanners of Wakefield, in the County of York and other Places adjacent, in Behalf of themselves and others concerned in the Leather Trade throughout the Kingdom.

and of the Town of Monmouth.

And also, a Petition of the Mayor, Bailiffs, and Commonalty of the Town and Borough of Monmouth, in the County of Monmouth,

Were severally presented, and read, praying to be heard, by then Counsel, against the Bill for encouraging the Importation of Pig and Bar Iron from America.

And the said Petitions were severally ordered to be referred to the Committee of the whole House to whom the said Bill stands committed.

Cumberland Road, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from Egremont to Dudden Bridge, Santon Bridge, and Salthouse, in the County of Cumberland," was committed "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Continuing Laws, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws, for the better regulating of Pilots, for the conducting Ships and Vessels from Dover, Deol, and Isle of Thanet, up the River of Thames and Medway, and for permitting Rum or Spirits of the British Sugar Plantations to be landed before the Duties of Excise are paid thereon, and to continue and amend an Act for preventing Frauds in the Admeasurement of Coals, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and several Parishes near thereunto, and to continue several Laws, for preventing Exactions of Occupiers of Locks and Wears upon the River Thames Westward, and for ascertaining the Rates of Water Cartiage upon the said River, and for the better Regulation and Government of Seamen in the Merchants Service, and also to amend so much of an Act made in the First Year of the Reign of King George the First as relates to the better Preservation of Salmon in the River Ribble, and to regulate Fees in Trials at Assizes and Nisi Prius, upon Records issuing out of the Court of Pleas of the Court of Exchequer, and for the apprehending of Persons in any County or Place, upon Wariants granted by Justices of the Peace in any other County or Place, and to repeal so much of an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second as relates to the Time during which the Office of Excise is to be kept open each Day, and to appoint for how long Time the same shall be kept open upon each Day for the future, and to prevent the stealing or destroying of Turnips, and to amend an Act made in the Second Year of His present Majesty, for better Regulation of Attornies and Solicitors," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Horned Cattle, Distemper preventing, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws for preventing the spreading of the Distemper which now rages amongst the Horned Cattle, and for empowering His Majesty to prohibit the killing of Cow Calves," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Ordered, That the last mentioned Bill be printed.

British White Herring Fishery encouraging, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of the British White Herring Fishery," was committed, the Amendment made by the Committee to the said Bill.

Which, being read Twice by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House, and is as follows, (videlicet,)

"Press 1. Line 2. Leave out ["and Cod"]

Pig and Bar Iron from America, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to encourage the Importation of Pig and Bar Iron from His Majesty's Colonies in America, and to prevent the Frection of any Mill or other Engine for flitting or rolling of Iron, or any Plating Forge to work with a Tilt Hammer, or any Furnace for making Steel, in any of the said Colonies."

Capel Hanbury Esquire, John Cockshut, William Rea, John Sunderland, Rowland Pitt, John Waller, William Fell, William Langton, John Money, John Undershell, Henry Horne, Abraham Alleyne, John Pepwell, Thomas Fitzherbert, Thomas Stevens, John Tomlinson, and Joshua Price, were called in, and sworn, in order to be examined before the said Committee, and James Iarmer and John Gopsill, Quakers, made then solemn Affirmation, but the other Persons aforenamed were all sworn, in order to be Witnesses either against or for the Bill.

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

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Warwick reported from the said Committee, "That they had been in Consideration of the said Bill, and had heard Counsel, and examined Witnesses, upon the several Petitions against the same, and examined Witnesses in Favour of the Bill (noCounsel appearing for it)."

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee again, to consider further of the said Bill, To-morrow, and the Lords to be summoned.

Raw Silk from Russia, Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for permitting Raw Silk, of the Growth or Produce of Persia, purchased in Russia, to be imported into this Kingdom, from any Port or Place belonging to the Empire of Russia," which was appointed for To-morrow, be put off till Monday next, and the Lords to be summoned, then to attend.

Clothiers of Gloucestershire against it.

Upon reading the Petition of the Clothiers of the County of Gloucester, representing, "That the Balance of Trade is most notoriously it Favour of Russia against this Nation, and will not admit a larger Consumption of Woollen and other Goods in that Empire, so that, if the abovementioned Bill passes into a Law, the Goods brought from Russia into this Kingdom will, in Effect, be purchased with Money, or its Equivalent, by Bills or Exchange, and hinder the sending out so much of the Product of this Nation as would otherwise procure them," and praying, That the said Bill may not pass into a Law"

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 6o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus Glocestr.
Epus Wigorn.
Epus Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Carliol
Epus. Asaphen
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Marlborough, Senescallus
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland
Dux Manchester.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Home.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Granville.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Powis.
Comes Egremont.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Ds Delawarr.
Ds Dudley
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds North.
Ds Ward.
Ds Berkeley
Ds. Cornwallis
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds Monson.
Ds Ilchester.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds Sandys
Ds Anson
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds Archer.

PRAYERS.

Phipps against E Anglesey & al Decree delivered.

The House being informed, "That a Person attended, with a Copy of the Decree of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, made in the Cause between Constantine Phipps Esquire, and Richard Earl of Anglesey and others."

He was called in, and delivered, at the Bar, the said Copy, 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.

British White Herring Fishery, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of the British White Herring Fishery."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C with an Amendment to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr Holford and Mr Waple

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

Horned Cattle Distemper preventing, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws, for preventing the spreading of the Distemper which now rages amongst the Horned Cattle, and for empowering His Majesty to prohibit the killing of Cow Calves."

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

Cumberland Road, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from Egremont to Dudden Bridge, Santon Bridge, and Sallhouse, in the County of Cumberland"

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 the former Messengers.

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

Continuing Laws, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws, for the better regulating of Pilots for the conducting of Ships and Vessels from Dover, Deal, and Isle of Thanet, up the River of Thames and Medwdy, and for permitting Rum or Spirits of the British Sugar Plantations to be landed before the Duties of Excise are paid thereon, and to continue and amend an Act for preventing Frauds in the Admeasurement of Coals within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and several Parishes near thereunto, and to continue several Laws, for preventing Exactions of Occupiers of Locks and Wears upon the River Thames Westward and for ascertaining the Rates of Water Carriage upon the said River, and for the better Regulation and Government of Seamen in the Merchants Service, and also to amend so much of an Act made in the First Year of the Reign of King George the First as relates to the better Preservation of Salmon in the River Ribble, and to regulate Fees in Trials at Assizes and Nisi Prius, upon Records issuing out of the Court of Pleas of the Court of Exchequer, and for the apprehending of Persons in any County or Place, upon Warrants granted by Justices of the Peace in any other County or Place, and to repeal so much of an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second as relates to the Time during which the Office of Excise is to be kept open each Day, and to appoint for how long Time the same shall be kept open upon each Day for the future, and to prevent the stealing or destroying of Turnips, and to amend an Act made in the Second Year of His present Majesty, for the better Regulation of Attormes and Solicitors"

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

Boroughbridg Road, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from the City of York, over Skipbridge, to Boroughbridge, in the County of York,' was committed "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Small Debts, Westminster, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and that Part of the Dutchy of Lancaster which adjoineth thereto"

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"

Messages from H C to return the E of Pembroke's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower the Guardians of Henry Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, an Infant, to make Leases of his Real Estate, during his Minority," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Lady Musgrave & al for Sale of Hylton's Estates, Bill,

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Estates devised by the Will of John Hylton Esquire, deceased, and for applying the Money arising thereby in the Payment of his Debts and Legacies," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Nisbet's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable William Nisbet of Dirleton Esquire, and the Heirs of Entail for the Time being, to make Leases of Lands in the County of Haddington, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, whereunto they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Then the said Amendments, being read Thrice, were agreed to.

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

Pig and Bar Iron from America, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to encourage the Importation of Pig and Bar Iron from His Majesty's Colonies in America, and to prevent the Erection of any Mill or other Engine for shtting or rolling of Iron, or any Plating Forge to work with a Tilt Hammer, or any Furnace for making Steel, in any of the said Colonies"

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."

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

Messages from H C to return the British White Herring Fishery Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of the British White Herring Fishery," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Sabbati, 7o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus Cicestriens
Epus. Sarum
Epus. Meneven.
Epus Norwic
Epus Litch. & Cov.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Portland
Comes Warwick.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford
Comes Granville
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Bucks
Comes Powis.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds Dudley.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys
Ds. Feversham.

PRAYERS.

Small Debts, Westminster, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and that Part of the Dutchy of Lancaster which adjoineth thereto"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Boroughbridge Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from the City of York, over Skipbridge, to Boroughbridge, in the County of York"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Pig and Bar Iron from America, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to encourage the Importation of Pig and Bar Iron from His Majesty's Colonies in America, and to prevent the Erection of any Mill or other Engine, for slitting or rolling of Iron, or any Plating Forge to work with a Tilt Hammer, or any Furnace for making Steel, in any of the said Colonies."

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 Holford and Mr. Waple

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

Horned Cattle, Distemper preventing, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws, for preventing the spreading of the Distemper which now rages amongst the Horned Cattle, and for empowering His Majesty to prohibit the killing of Cow Calves."

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"

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

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for empowering Trustees to cut down and sell Timber upon the Estate late of John Trevor Esquire, in the Counties of Denbigh and Flint, for discharging his Debts, and also to make Leases of Mines in the said Counties," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Laws continuing, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws, for the better regulating of Pilots for the conducting of Ships and Vessels from Dover, Deal, and Isle of Thanet, up the River of Thames and Medway, and for permitting Rum or Spirits of the British Sugar Plantations, to be landed before the Duties of Excise are paid thereon, and to continue and amend an Act for preventing Frauds in the Admeasurement of Coals, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and several Parishes near thereunto, and to continue several Laws, for preventing Exactions of Occupiers of Locks and Wears upon the River Thames Westward, and for ascertaining the Rates of Water Carriage upon the said River, and for the better Regulation and Government of Seamen in the Merchants Service, and also to amend so much of an Act made in the First Year of the Reign of King George the First as relates to the better Preservation of Salnion in the River Ribble, and to regulate Fees in Trials at Assizes and Nisi Prius, upon Records issuing out of the Court of Pleas of the Court of Exchequer, and for the apprehending of Persons in any County or Place, upon Warrants granted by Justices of the Peace in any other County or Place, and to repeal so much of an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second as relates to the Time during which the Office of Excise is to be kept open each Day, and (fn. 1) to appoint for how long Time the same shall be kept open upon each Day for the future, and to prevent the stealing or destroying of Trunips, and to amend an Act made in the Second Year of His present Majesty, for better Regulation of Attornies and Solicitors"

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 the following Amendment in the Title, (videlicet,) instead of ["Court of Pleas"], read ["Office of Pleas"]"

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

Raw Silk from Russia, Bill.

Ordered, That the Counsel and other Persons, allowed to be heard against and for the Bill, intituled, "An Act for permitting of Raw Silk of the Growth or Produce of Persia, purchased in Russia, to be imported into this Kingdom, from any Port or Place belonging to the Empire of Russia," be called in precisely at One o'Clock on Monday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ 9o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch. Cant.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bangor
Epus Asaphen.
Epus. Landaff
Epus. Norwich.
Epus. Litch & Cov.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses.
Comes Gower, C P S.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Home
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford
Comes Granville
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Egremont
Comes Harcourt
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Ds Delawarr.
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds North & Guilford.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Foley
Ds Bathurst.
Ds Onslow
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds Monson
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Account of Imports and Exports to and from Russia delivered.

The House being informed, "That a Person from the Custom-house attended."

He was called in, and delivered, at the Bar (pursuant to their Lordships Order on Wednesday last),

"An Account of the Imports and Exports from and to Russia, for Seven Years past."

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the Title thereof was read by the Clerk.

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

Laws continuing, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws, for the better regulating of Pilots for the conducting of Ships and Vessels from Dover, Deal, and Isle of Thanet, up the River of Thames and Medway, and for permitting Rum or Spirits of the British Sugar Plantations to be landed before the Duties of Excise are paid thereon, and to continue and amend an Act for preventing Frauds in the Admeasurement of Coals, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and several Parishes near thereunto; and to continue several Laws, for preventing Exactions of Occupiers of Locks and Wears upon the River Thames Westward, and for ascertaining the Rates of Water Carriage upon the said River, and for the better Regulation and Government of Seamen in the Merchants Service, and also to amend so much of an Act made in the First Year of the Reign of King George the First as relates to the better Preservation of Salmon in the River Ribble, and to regulate Fees in Trials at Assizes and Nisi Prius, upon Records issuing out of the Court of Pleas of the Court of Exchequer, and for the apprehending of Persons in any County or Place, upon Warrants granted by Justices of the Peace in any other County or Place, and to repeal so much of an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, as relates to the Time during which the Office of Excise is to be kept open each Day, and to appoint for how long Time the same shall be kept open upon each Day for the future, and to prevent the stealing or destroying of Turnips, and to amend an Act made in the Second Year of His present Majesty, for better Regulation of Attornies and Solicitors"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Horned Cattle, Distemper preventing, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws, for preventing the spreading of the Distemper which now rages amongst the Horned Cattle, and for empowering his Majesty to prohibit the killing of Cow Calves."

An Amendment was proposed to be made in the said Bill, by leaving out the Word ["not"], in the 36th Line of the 3d Press.

And the same was agreed to.

Then the Question was put, "Whether the Bill, with the Amendment, shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H C with Amendments to the preceding Bills.

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

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bills, with One Amendment to each of them, whereunto their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Message from thence, to return Orme's Bill,

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising Money by Sale or Mortgage of the Estate of Garton Orme Esquire, in the County of Sussex, for the Payment of his Debts, and the Portion of (fn. 2) Charlotte Orme his Daughter, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Lady Lake's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing a Partition made between Dame Mary Lake and others, of divers Estates, in the Parishes of West Thorock and Stifford, in the County of Essex, in Pursuance of several Orders of the High Court of Chancery." and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Raw Silk from Russia, Bill.

This Day being appointed, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for permitting Raw Silk, of the Growth or Produce of Persia, purchased in Russia, to be imported into this Kingdom, from any Port or Place belonging to the Empire of Russia," and for hearing Counsel, upon the Petition of the Governor and Company of Merchants of England trading to The Levant Seas, against the said Bill, as also Counsel, or others who may think themselves concerned therein, in Favour thereof.

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And the said Bill was read a 2d Time.

And Mr Forrester and Mr. Jodrell were severally heard against the same.

And Sir Everard Fawkener, Benjamin Bond, James Brown, James Spurling, Eleazer Edwards, Thomas Burdet, Thomas Wheatly, Henry Marsh, and Thomas Marsh, were produced, and severally examined upon Oath, with respect to the Trade through Turkey to Persia, the Decrease of Raw Silk; the Trade in that Commodity carried on in Russia, Monopolies there, the bringing in Raw Silk from Persia, and other Matters.

Which done;

Robert Nettleton Esquire, Governor of the Russia Company (no Counsel appearing for the Bill), was heard in Favour thereof.

And Robert Cramond, Henry Norris, Charles Dingley, William Reynolds, John Baker, sohn Sabatier, and Thomas Jervis, were produced, and severally examined upon Oath, in relation to the Trade carried on from Persia through Russia, the Rise and Progress thereof, and the Advantages accruing thereby, and other Matters.

Then Mr. Forrester was heard, by Way of Reply.

And the Counsel and others were directed to withdraw.

Proposed, "To commit the Bill."

But the same being objected to;

And Debate thereupon.

The Question was put, "Whether the said Bill shall be committed?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Sail Cloth from Ireland, Duties, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon such Species of Sail Cloth as are therein mentioned, which shall be imported from Ireland into Great Britain, during the Time therein limited," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 10o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus Glocestr.
Epus. Cicestriens
Epus Exon.
Epus Carliol.
Epus Petriburg.
Epus Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses.
Comes Gower, C P. S.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Jersey
Comes Rothes.
Comes Home
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Granville.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Egremont.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Dudley.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. North & Guilford.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Ilchester
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

C of Strathmore against Forbes.

The Answer of George Forbes and Emilia Forbes his Daughter, to the Appeal of Susanna Countess Dowager of Strathmore, was brought in.

Message from H C to return the Laws continuing, Bill,

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws, for the better regulating of Pilots, for the conducting of Ships and Vessels from Dover, Deal, and Isle of Thanet, up the River of Thames and Medway, and for permitting Rum or Spirits of the British Sugar Plantations to be landed before the Duties of Excise are paid thereon, and to continue and amend an Act for preventing Frauds in the Admeasurement of Coals, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and several Parishes near thereunto; and to continue several Laws, for preventing Exactions of Occupiers of Locks and Wears upon the River Thames Westward, and for ascertaining the Rates of Water Carriage upon the said River, and for the better Regulation and Government of Seamen in the Merchants Service, and also to amend so much of an Act made in the First Year of the Reign of King George the First as relates to the better Preservation of Salmon in the River Ribble, and to regulate Fees in Trials at Assizes and Nisi Prius, upon Records issuing out of the Court of Pleas of the Court of Exchequer, and for the apprehending of Persons in any County or Place upon Warrants granted by Justices of the Peace in any other County or Place, and to repeal so much of an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second as relates to the Time during which the Office of Excise is to be kept open each Day, and to appoint for how long Time the same shall be kept open upon each Day for the future, and to prevent the stcaling or destroying of Turnips, and to amend an Act made in the Second Year of His present Majesty, for better Regulation of Attornies and Solicitors," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Horred Cattle Distemper, preventing, Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws, for preventing the spreading of the Distemper which now rages amongst the Horned Cattle, and for empowering His Majesty to prohibit the killing of Cow Calves," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Dolman's Bill,

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for empowering Trustees to raise Money, out of the settled Estate of Robert Dolman Esquire, for discharging several Debts and Sums of Money contracted and borrowed by him," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Lanoe's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Colonel Clayton and others.

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making effectual an Agreement, for Sale of a Messuage at Farley Hill, in the County of Berks, with the Appurtenances, late the Estate of Colonel Charles Lanoe, deceased, to Alexander Walker Esquire," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Raw Silk from Russia, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for permitting Raw Silk, of the Growth or Produce of Persia, purchased in Russia, to be imported into this Kingdom, from any Port or Place belonging to the Empire of Russia."

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."

Sail Cloth from Ireland Duties Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon such Species of Sail Cloth as are therein mentioned, which shall be imported from Ireland into Great Britain, during the Time therein mentioned"

Proposed, "To commit the Bill."

Which being objected to;

And Debate thereupon.

The Question was put, "Whether the said Bill shall be committed?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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 Mercurii, undecimum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 11o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus Glocestr.
Epus Lincoln.
Epus Meneven.
Epus Carliol.
Epus Bangor.
Epus Litch & Cov.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses
Comes Gower, C. P S
Dux Argyll.
Dux Portland.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Loudoun
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford
Comes Egremont.
Viscount Townshend.
Ds. Dudley.
Ds. Berkeley
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.

PRAYERS.

Messages from H C to return Churchill's Bill,

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr Horatio Walpole of Callington and others.

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for investing Part of the Personal Estate of Charles Churchill Esquire, deceased, in the Purchase of Lands, to be settled pursuant to an Agreement in the Settlement made on the Marriage of Charles Churchill Junior Esquire with the Lady Maria Walpole," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Bate & al for Sale of Barker's Estates, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Bourchier Wray and others.

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Manor of Mursley, and other Estates, in the County of Bucks, lately belonging to Hugh Barker the Younger, Esquire, deceased, pursuant to an Agreement made with him for that Purpose," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Raw Silk from Russia, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for permitting Raw Silk, of the Growth or Produce of Persia, purchased in Russia, to be imported into this Kingdom, from any Port or Place belonging to the Empire of Russia."

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. Bennet and Mr. Montague

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

Sail Cloth from Ireland, Duties, 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 certain Duties upon such Species of Sail Cloth as are therein mentioned, which shall be imported from Ireland into Great Britain, during the Time therein limited."

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."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 12o Aprilis.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Fredericus Princeps Walliæ.

Arch. Ebor
Epus Roffen.
Epus Glocestr.
Epus Wigorn.
Epus Sarum.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus Meneven.
Epus Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen
Epus Landavens.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Dux Cumberland
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Dorset, Præses
Comes Gower, C P S.
Dux Richmond
Dux St Albans.
Dux Bedford
Dux Newcastle.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Berkeley
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Home
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford
Comes Strafford.
Comes Sussex
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Egremont.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds Dudley
Ds Willoughby Br.
Ds North & Guilford.
Ds Cornwallis.
Ds Ilay
Ds Bathurst.
Ds Ducie
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds Sandys
Ds Anson.
Ds Feversham.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Sail Cloth from Ireland, Duties, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon such Species of Sail Cloth as are therein mentioned, which shall be imported from Ireland into Great Britain, during the Time therein limited."

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. Edwards and Mr. Waple

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

Wilson & al. against Kirshaw & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Richard Wilson Esquire, Samuel Killingbeck, Thomas Sawer, Thomas Micklethwaite, Thomas Cookson, Thomas Lodge, Thomas (fn. 3) Fonton, Walter Stanhope, Richard Lepton Esquire, and Gervase Smith, Ten of the Trustees of the Advowson of the Vicarage of Leeds, in the County of York, and of James Scott Clerk, complaining of a Decree of Dismission of the Court of Chancery, of the 23d of February last, but not drawn up and entered till the 31st of March, made in certain Causes, wherein the Appellants were Plaintiffs, and Samuel Kirshaw, Thomas Denison, Robert Denison, William Preston, Francis Milner, Henry Pawson, Edmund Barker, Richard Tottie, Francis Blaydes, John Brooke, Robert Dixon, Henry Smithson, Sir Henry Ibbetson, and Matthew Lord Archbishop of York, Defendants, and wherein His Majesty's Attorney General, at the Relation of the said Samuel Kirshaw, and others, were Plaintiffs, and the said original Plaintiffs and Defendants and Edward Cookson Clerk Defendants, and praying, "That the said Dismission, and so much of the said Decree as declares the Election of the Appellant James Scott to the said Vicarage to be void, or affects that Election, or as would introduce a new Method of Proceeding to fill up any future Vacancy, may be reversed, and that the said James Scott may be confirmed and established, and that he may be effectually presented, admitted, instituted, and inducted, to the said Vicarage, and confirmed the Vicar thereof, or that this House will give such other Relief as to then Lordships in their great Wisdom shall seem meet"

It is Ordered, That the said Defendants may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, within Fourteen Days from the Beginning of the next Session of Parliament.

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 and the Duke of Cumberland, in their Robes, sitting in their respective Places, the Lords being also in their Robes, commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure, that they attend Him immediately, in this House."

Who being come, with their Speaker;

He, after a Speech to His Majesty, previous to his presenting the Money Bills, delivered the same 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 the Sum of One Million, to be raised by Annuities at Three Pounds per Centum per Annum, and charged on the Sinking Fund, transferrable at the Bank of England"

"2 An Act for granting to His Majesty the Sum of Nine Hundred Thousand Pounds, out of the Sinking Fund, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty, and for applying certain Surplus monies remaining in the Exchequer as Part of the Supply of the said Year, and for the Application of certain Savings in the Hands of the Paymaster General, and for obviating a Doubt in an Act of the Fifth Year of King George the First, in respect to the Payment of certain Annuities thereby granted, for the Improvement of Fisheries and Manufactures in Scotland, and for the further appropriating the Supplies granted this Session of Parliament, and for giving further Time for the Payment of Duties omitted to be paid for the Indentures or Contracts of Clerks and Apprentices, and for transferring the Bounties now payable upon the Exportation of British Sail Cloth to the Customs; and for enforcing the Laws against the clandestine Importation of Soap, Candles, and Starch, into this Kingdom."

"3. An Act for giving further Time to the Proprietors of Annuities after the Rate of Four Pounds per Centum per Annum to subscribe the same, in the Manner, and upon the Terms, therein mentioned, and for redeeming such of the said Annuities as shall not be so subscribed, and for empowering the East India Company to raise certain Sums by transferrable Annuities."

"4 An Act for making good a Deficiency upon the Revenue of the Office of Keeper or Clerk of the Hanaper, and for preventing any future Deficiency therein, to answer the public Services provided for out of the same, and for augmenting the Income of the Office of Master or Keeper of the Rolls"

"5 An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon such Species of Sail Cloth as are therein mentioned, which shall be imported from Ireland into Great Britain, during the Time therein limited"

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

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

"6 An Act for extending and improving the Trade to Africa."

"7 An Act for the effectual punishing of Persons convicted of seducing Artificers on the Manufactures of Great Britain or Ireland out of the Dominions of the Crown of Great Britain, and to prevent the Exportation of Utensils made Use of in the Woollen and Silk Manufactures from Great Britain or Ireland into Foreign Parts, and for the more easy and speedy Determination of Appeals allowed in certain Cases, by an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, relating to Persons employed in the several Manufactures therein mentioned."

"8 An Act for the Encouragement of the British White Herring Fishery."

"9 An Act for encouraging the Growth and Culture of Raw Silk in His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in America."

"10 An Act for permitting Raw Silk, of the Growth or Produce of Persia, purchased in Russia, to be imported into this Kingdom from any Port or Place belonging to the Empire of Russia."

"11. An Act to encourage the Importation of Pig and Bar Iron from His Majesty's Colonies in America, and to prevent the Erection of any Mill or other Engine for slitting or rolling of Iron, (fn. 4) or any Furnace for making Steel, in any of the said Colonies"

"12. An Act to continue several Laws for the better regulating of Pilots, for the conducting of Ships and Vessels from Dover, Deal, and Isle of Thanet, up the River of Thames and Medway, and for permitting Rum or Spirits of the British Sugar Plantations to be landed before the Duties of Excise are paid thereon, and to continue and amend an Act for preventing Frauds in the Admeasurement of Coals, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and several Parishes near thereunto, and to continue several Laws, for preventing Exactions of Occupiers of Locks and Wears upon the River Thames Westward, and for ascertaining the Rates of Water Carriage upon the said River, and for the better Regulation and Government of Seamen in the Merchants Service, and also to amend so much of an Act made in the First Year of the Reign of King George the First as relates to the better Preservation of Salmon in the River Ribble, and to regulate Fees in Trials at Assizes and Nisi Prius, upon Records issuing out of the Office of Pleas of the Court of Exchequer, and for the apprehending of Persons in any County or Place upon Warrants granted by Justices of the Peace in any other County or Place, and to repeal so much of an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second as relates to the Time during which the Office of Excise is to be kept open each Day, and to appoint for how long Time the same shall be kept open each Day for the future, and to prevent the stealing or destroying of Turnips, and to amend an Act made in the Second Year of His present Majesty, for better Regulation of Attornies and Solicitors."

"13 An Act to explain Part of an Act passed in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Years of the Reign of King Charles the Second, for the Uniformity of Public Prayers and Administration of Sacraments, and also Part of an Act passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, for the Ministers of the Church to be of sound Religion."

"14 An Act to continue several Laws, for preventing the spreading of the Distemper which now rages amongst the Horned Cattle, and for empowering His Majesty to prohibit the killing of CowCalves."

"15 An Act for preventing Delays and Expences in the Proceedings in the County Court of Middlesex, and for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts in the said County Court"

"16 An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within The Tower Hamlets"

"17 An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and that Part of the Dutchy of Lancaster which adjoineth thereto."

"18 An Act for assigning a Place proper for holding the Market in the City of Westminster, in Lieu of the ancient Market-place called The Round Woolstaple, and for regulating the said Market."

"19 An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from Egremont to Dudden Bridge, Santon Bridge, and Salthouse, in the County of Cumberland."

"20 An Act for repairing the Road from the City of York, over Skipbridge, to Boroughbridge, in the County of York."

"21. An Act for repairing the Roads leading from Dunglas Bridge to the Town of Haddingtoun, and from thence to Ravenshawburn, in the County of Haddingtoun."

"22. An Act for making a better and more effectual Provision for the Relief of the Poor, for the cleansing the Streets, and for keeping a Nightly Watch, within the Parish of Saint Martin in the Fields, within the Liberties of the City of Westminster"

"23. An Act for enlightening the open Places, Streets, Lanes, Passages, and Courts, and for the better regulating the Nightly Watch, within the Parish of Saint John, Southwark, in the County of Surry."

"24. An Act for making more effectual several Acts of Parliament passed for cleansing and making navigable the Channel from The Hithe at Colchester to Wivenhoe, in the County of Essex, and for repairing and cleaning the Streets and Lanes of the Town of Colchester"

"25 An Act for building a Bridge cross the River of Thomes, from Hampton Court, in the County of Middlesex, to East Moulsey, in the County of Surry."

"26 An Act for the more effectual repairing and preserving the Piers and Harbour of Whitby, in the County of York"

"27 An Act for settling a Stipend, or Maintenance, upon the Rector of the Parish of Saint George the Martyr, in the Borough of Southwark, in the County of Surry, and his Successors, in Lieu of Tithes."

"28. An Act for taking down several Buildings, and enlarging the Streets and Market-places, in the City of Gloucester."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"29 An Act to empower the Guardians of Henry Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, an Infant, to make Leases of his Real Estate, during his Minority."

"30 An Act to enable Hugh Earl of Northumberland and Elizabeth Countess of Northumberland and Baroness Percy his Wife, and their Children, Progenv, and Issue, to take and use the Name of Percy, and bear and quarter the Arms of the Percys Earls of Northumberland."

"31 An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of Sir Thomas Mostyn Baronet, in the County of Anglesey, for Payment of Debts, and for providing a Recompense to his Eldest Son and Issue, in Lieu thereof."

"32. An Act for establishing a Partition made between Dame Mary Lake and others, of divers Estates in the Parishes of West Thorock and Stifford, in the County of Essex, in Pursuance of several Orders of the High Court of Chancery"

"33. An Act for empowering Trustees to cut down and sell Timber upon the Estate late of John Trevor Esquire, in the Counties of Denbigh and Flint, for discharging his Debts, and also to make Leases of Mines in the said Counties."

"34. An Act for investing Part of the Personal Estate of Charles Churchill Esquire, deceased, in the Purchase of Lands, to be settled pursuant to an Agreement in the Settlement made on the Marriage of Charles Churchill Junior Esquire with Lady Maria Walpole."

"35 An Act for Sale of the Manor of Mursley, and other Estates, in the County of Bucks, lately belonging to Hugh Barker the Younger Esquire, deceased, pursuant to an Agreement made with him for that Purpose."

"36. An Act for making effectual an Agreement for Sale of a Messuage at Farley Hill, in the County of Berks, with the Appurtenances, late the Estate of Colonel Charles Lanoe, deceased, to Alexander Walker Esquire.

"37. An Act for Sale of the Estates devised by the Will of John Hylton Esquire, deceased, and for applying the Money arising thereby in the Payment of his Debts and Legacies"

"38. An Act for explaining and amending several Powers contained in the Settlements made on the Marriage of Henry Walters Gentleman and Anne his Wife, and for rendering the same more effectual for the Purposes thereby intended"

"39 An Act to empower the Executors and Trustees of Samuel Shepheard Esquire, deceased, to sell his Houses at Exning in Suffolk and in Cavendish Square, and the Plate and Furniture thereto belonging, and to apply the Money produced by such Sale as the Court of Chancery shall direct or appoint."

"40 An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of John Needham Esquire and Anne his Wife, John Leche Esquire and Mary his Wife, and Elizabeth Hurleston, for discharging Encumbrances affecting the same, and other Purposes therein mentioned"

"41 An Act to enable William Cowper Esquire to settle a Jointure upon his present Wife, and to make Leases of certain Estates in the County of Hertford."

"42. An Act for empowering Trustees to raise Money out of the settled Estate of Robert Dolman Esquire, for discharging several Debts and Sums of Money contracted and borrowed by him."

"43. An Act for vesting the Estates of Richard Stanley Esquire, a Lunatick, lying in the Counties of Kent and Middlesex, in Trustees, to be sold, for the Payment of several Debts and Encumbrances thereon, and for other Purposes therein mentioned"

"44 An Act to sell Part of the settled Estate of Thomas Sergison Esquire, and to lay out the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in Lieu thereof."

"45. An Act to enable William Nisbet of Dirleton Esquire, and the Heirs of Entail for the Time being, to make Leases of Lands in the County of Haddington, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"46 An Act for raising Money by Sale on Mortgage of the Estate of Garton Orme Esquire, in the County of Sussex, for the Payment of his Debts, and the Portion of Charlotte Orme his Daughter, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"47. An Act for enclosing and dividing certain Common Fields and Common Grounds, called Nether Heyford Common Fields, lying and being in the Parishes of Nether Heyford, Stow with Nine Churches, and Bugbrooke, in the County of Northampton, and for extinguishing all Right of Common in certain Meadows, Pastures, and Enclosed Grounds, in the said Parishes, and providing a Recompense to the Rectors of the said Parishes, in Lieu of Tithes"

"48 An Act for confirming Articles of Agreement for enclosing and dividing the Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Culcheth, in the County of Lancaster."

"49. An Act for securing the sole Property, Benefit, and Advantage, of an Engine invented by Israel Pownoll, deceased, for raising Ballast, Sullage, and Sand, and for removing Banks, Shelves, and Shoals, in Rivers and Harbours, to the Children of the said Israel Pownoll, for a certain Term of Years."

"50 An Act for naturalizing Jacob Van Wylick"

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

"Soit fait comme il est desirè."

Then His Majesty spake as follows:

His Majesty's Speech.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"I cannot put an End to this Session of Parliament without returning you My hearty Thanks for the Zeal and Dispatch with which you have gone through the public Business. Nothing could have afforded Me more Satisfaction than the Attention you have given to those essential Points of our National Interest, which I earnestly recommended to you at the Opening of the Session And it is with the greatest Pleasure I have now given My Assent to those Laws which have been the Result of your prudent Deliberations, for advancing the public Credit, for promoting the Commerce and Manufactures of this Kingdom, and for encouraging the Industry of My good Subjects.

"There has been so little Alteration in the State of Affairs Abroad since your Meeting, that I have scarce any Thing to add upon that Head My Resolution to adhere strictly to the Engagements I have entered into, and to do every Thing in My Power to preserve the Peace which has been so happily established, continues the same, and I have received the fullest Assurances from all My Allies, of their Disposition to promote this great End. My sincere Endeavours shall be exerted, to cultivate and improve this good Disposition, that My own Kingdoms, as well as the rest of Europe, may long enjoy the happy Fruits of the present Tranquillity.

"Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"I thank you in a particular Manner for the Supplies you have so readily granted Me; and for the public Spirit you have shewn, in laying Hold of the very First Opportunity to reduce the Interest of the National Debt, without the least Infringement of Parliamentary Faith The Success which has already attended this wife Measure is a Proof of the present Credit of this Kingdom, and has laid a sure Foundation for the Continuance of it, and cannot fail to add Strength and Reputation to My Government both at Home and Abroad.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"I make no Doubt but you will carry into your respective Countries the same good Principles and Affections which I have experienced from you here. Let it be your Business to promote Peace and Harmony, and to support and propagate Religion, good Manners, and good Order, amongst My People; whose true and lasting Happiness shall be My constant Care."

The Speech being ended; the Lord Chancellor said,

Parliament prorogued.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

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

Footnotes

1 Bis in Originali
2 Origin. Charlottee
3 Postea Fenton, viae p 491 a
4 Some Words are omitted here, vide p 442 a 445. b 448 b &c