House of Lords Journal Volume 27
January 1751

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 27: January 1751', Journal of the House of Lords volume 27: 1746-1752 (1767-1830), pp. 472-485. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114316 Date accessed: 30 July 2014.


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January 1751

Anno 24o Georgii Secundi.

DIE Jovis, 17o Januarii, 1750.

DIE Jovis, 17o Januarii, 1750, Annoque Regni Serenissimi Domini Nostri Georgii Secundi, Der Gratia, Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, et Hib'niæ Regis, Fider Defensoris, &c Vicesimo Quarto, in quem Diem hæc Quarta Sessio Parliamenti, per separales Prorogationes, continuata fuerat, in Superiori Domo Parliamenti Magnæ Britanniæ apud Westmonaster. convenere Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales quorum Nomina subscribuntur, et præsentes fuerunt.

REX.

Fredericus Princeps Walliæ

Archiep. Cant.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Dunelm
Epus. Roffen
Epus Glocestr.
Epus Oxon
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus Cicestriens
Epus. Sarum
Epus Bath & Wells.
Epus Lincoln.
Epus Meneven.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus Carliol
Epus Bangor
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 Somerset
Dux St Albans.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Devon.
Dux Gordon.
Dux Argyll
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Northampton
Comes Warwick.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich
Comes Cardigan
Comes Carlile.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Jersey
Comes Moray.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford
Comes Strafford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham
Comes Brooke
Comes Bucks
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northumberland
Comes Egremont.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Hertford.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds North & Guil.
Ds Byron
Ds Berkeley Str.
Ds Cornwallis.
Ds Boyle
Ds Hay
Ds Bathurst
Ds Onslow
Ds Romney
Ds Cadogan.
Ds Ducie
Ds Montfort
Ds Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds Anson.
Ds Archer
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds Vere.

King present:

His Majesty, being seated on the Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended by His Officers of State, the Prince of Wales (in his Robes) sitting in his Place, the Lords being also in their Robes, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod received His Majesty's Commands 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;

His Majesty spake as follows, (videlicet,)

His Majesty's Speech.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"I have postponed your Meeting to this Time, that I might consult your private Convenience as far as was consistent with the Occasions of the Public The Continuance of the present Tranquility has afforded an Opportunity for the former, and rendered the latter less pressing. Since the last Session, My Care and Attention have been constantly employed in improving this Situation And I have the Satisfaction to acquaint you, that I have concluded a Treaty with My good Brother the King of Spain, whereby such particular Differences as from the Nature of them could not be settled in a general Treaty have been amicably adjusted, without the Intervention of any other Party, and the Commerce of My Subjects with that Country re-established upon the most advantageous and sure Foundations.

"In the Progress of this Work, I have received such Assurances of the sincere Disposition of the Catholic King to cement and maintain the most perfect Union with Me, as leave no room to doubt of its good Effects being felt in all Parts And there is the greatest Reason to hope, that the ancient Friendship and good Correspondence between the Two Nations, which had been long unfortunately interrupted, will from mutual Interest and Inclination be now effectually restored.

"I have also, in Conjunction with the Empress Queen and The States General, concluded a Treaty with the Elector of Bavaria, and am taking such further Measures as may best tend to strengthen and secure the Tranquillity of the Empire, support its System, and timely prevent such Events as have been found by Experience to endanger the common Cause, involve Europe in the Calamities of War, and occasion the Loss of much Blood and Treasare to My own Kingdoms.

"Both these Treaties shall be laid before you, and as I have told you the Views with which I have entered into them, I must do Justice to all the other Contracting Powers in the Definitive Treaty of Aix la Chapelle, by acquainting you, that I have received from them the most full and clear Declarations of their Resolution to preserve the General Peace.

"That nothing might be wanting for these salutary Purposes, I have taken Care to strengthen and consolidate the Ties of Union and Friendship between Me and My Allies, the better to secure our mutual Interests, maintain the Peace already subsisting, and to prevent the Occasion of any future Rupture, and, that there might remain no Doubt of the Uprightness and Sincerity of My Intentions, I have made the proper Communications of the Measures I have taken, and the Principles on which they have been founded.

"Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"I have ordered the Estimates to be laid before you for the current Service of the Year I desire only such Supplies as shall be necessary for your own Security, and making good such Engagements as have been contracted, and are now communicated to you.

"The successful and happy Progress which has been made in the Reduction of the Interest of the National Debt, does great Honour to this Parliament, and adds much to our Reputation in Foreign Countries So little of this great Work remains unfinished, that I make no Doubt of your compleating it this Session in the most just and equitable Manner.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"I have nothing further to recommend to you in particular Let me exhort you in general to make the best Use of the present State of Tranquillity, for improving the Trade and Commerce of My Kingdoms, for enforcing the Execution of the Laws, and for suppressing those Outrages and Violences which are inconsistent with all good Order and Government, and endanger the Lives and Properties of My Subjects, whose Happiness and flourishing Condition I have entirely at Heart"

The Speech being ended, His Majesty was pleased to retire.

And the Commons withdrew.

PRAYERS.

D of Somerset introduced.

Sir Edward Seymour of Bury Pomeroy in the County of Devon Baronet, claiming to be lineally descended from Edward the Eldest Son of the First Duke of Somerset, and also claiming to be Baron Seymour and Duke of Somerset by virtue of Two several Letters Patent of Creation, in the First Year of the Reign of King Edward the Sixth, which were, by Letters Patent dated the 19th Day of February in the Twenty-third Year of His present Majesty, caused to be exemplified under the Great Seal of Great Britain, and by a special Limitation contained in the said Letters Patent, was this Day (in his Robes) introduced, between the Duke of Dorset and the Duke of Newcastle (also in their Robes), the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, the Deputy Earl Marshal, and the Lord Great Chamberlain of England, preceding.

His Grace presented the Patents, on his Knee, to the Lord Chancellor at the Woolsack, who delivered them to the Clerk, and the same were read, at the Table.

His Writ of Summons was also read, as follows.

His Writ of Summons.

"George the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c To Our Right Trusty and Right Entirely-beloved Cousin Edward Duke of Somerset, Greeting Whereas, by reason of certain arduous and urgent Affairs, concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, We did lately, with the Advice and Consent of Our Council, ordain Our present Parliament to be holden, at Our City of Westminster, on the Thirteenth Day of August, in the Twenty-first Year of Our Reign, which Parliament hath been from that Time, by several Adjournments and Prorogations, adjourned, prorogued, and continued, to and until the Seventeenth Day of this Instant January, at Our City aforesaid, to be then there held, We, strictly enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs, and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present at the said Day and Place, both with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers, of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice, and this you may in no Wise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Sixteenth Day of January, in the Twenty-fourth Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke & Yorke."

Which done, the said Duke, together with Hugh Earl of Marchmont, Joseph Lord Bishop of Durham, and Charles Lord Boyle, at the Table, having taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes, his Grace was seated in his due Place.

E of Hertford introduced:

Francis Lord Conway, being, by Letters Patent, dated the Third Day of August, in the 23d Year of His present Majesty, created Viscount Beauchamp and Earl of Hertford, was (in his Robes) introduced, between the Earl Brooke and the Earl of Northumberland (also in their Robes), the same Officers preceding.

His Lordship presented his Patent, on his Knee, to the Lord Chancellor, at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk; and the same was read, at the Table.

His Writ of Summons was also read, as follows.

His Writ of Summons.

"George the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c To Our Right Trusty and Right Wellbeloved Cousin Francis Earl of Hertford, Greeting. Whereas, by Reason of certain arduous and urgent Affairs, concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, We did lately, with the Advice and Consent of Our Council, ordain Our present Parliament to be held at Our City of Westminster, on the 13th Day of August, in the Twenty-first Year of Our Reign, which Parliament hath been from that Time, by several Adjournments and Prorogations, adjourned, prorogued, and continued, to and until the Seventeenth of January now next coming, at Our City aforesaid, to be then there held, We, strictly enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegrance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs, and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present at the said Day and Place, with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers, of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice; and this you may in no Wise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Twentyeighth Day of November, in the Twenty-fourth Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke & Yorke."

Then his Lordship, having taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Adjuration, pursuant to the Statutes, was placed on the lowest End of the Earls Bench.

L. Ponsonby introduced.

Brabazon Earl of Bessborough in the Kingdom of Ireland, being, by Letters Patent, dated the 20th Day of June, in the 23d Year of His present Majesty, created Baron Ponsonby of Sysonby, in the County of Leicester, was (in like Manner) introduced, between the Lord Delawarr and the Lord Edgecumbe, the same Officers preceding as before.

His Lordship presented his Patent, on his Knee, to the Lord Chancellor, at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk, and the same was read, at the Table.

His Writ of Summons was also read, as follows; (videlicet,)

His Writ of Summons.

"George the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. To Our Right Trusty and Wellbeloved Brabazon Ponsonby, of Sysonby in Our County of Leicester, Chevalier, Greeting. Whereas, by reason of certain arduous and urgent Affairs, concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Church, We did lately, with the Advice and Consent of Our Council, ordain Our present Parliament to be held at Our City of Westminster, on the Thirteenth Day of August, in the Twenty-first Year of Our Reign, which Parliament hath been from that Time, by several Adjournments and Prorogations, adjourned, prorogued, and continued, to and until the Sixteenth Day of November, now next coming, at Our City aforesaid, to be then there held; We, strictly enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present at the said Day and Place, with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice, and this you may in no Wife omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Sixteenth Day of October, in the Twenty-third Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke & Yorke"

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

Select Vestries regulating, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating Select Vestries."

Speech reported.

The Lord Chancellor reported His Majesty's Speech.

And the same being read by the Clerk.

Order for an Address.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, "To return him the Thanks of this House, for His most Gracious Speech from the Throne.

"To express our just Sense of His Majesty's great Care for the Welfare of His Kingdoms and the Peace of Europe, in taking all Opportunities to improve the present State of Tranquillity, and to thank His Majesty for graciously acquainting us with His having concluded a Treaty with Spain, upon Terms advantageous to the Commerce of His Subjects with that Country, and to express our Satisfaction in the Prospect of the ancient Friendship and good Correspondence between the Two Nations being restored.

"To acknowledge His Majesty's Wisdom and Foresight, in concluding a Treaty with the Elector of Bavaria, and taking such further Measures as may best secure the Tranquillity, and support the System, of the Empire, and in the Care which His Majesty has taken, to strengthen and consolidate the Ties of Union and Friendship between Him and His Allies.

"To express our entire Satisfaction in His Majesty's salutary Views and Intentions, and to assure Him of the zealous Support of this House in all such Measures as may best answer those wise Ends, and that nothing shall be wanting, on our Part, to demonstrate our Duty and Affection to His Sacred Person, to advance the Trade and flourshing Condition of His Kingdoms, to enforce the Observance of the Laws and of good Order amongst the People, and to maintain the Dignity and Weight of His Majesty's Crown and Government both at Home and Abroad."

Then the Lords following were appointed a Committee, to draw an Address, pursuant to the said Order, and report to the House, (videlicet,)

L President.
L. Chamberlain.
D. Somerset.
D Argyll
D Newcastle.
E. Warwick
E Moray.
E Effingham.
E Brooke.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Northumberland.
E. Hertford.
L. Abp. Cant
L Abp. York
L Bp. Sarum
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L Delawarr.
L Montfort.
L Edgecumbe.
L. Archer.
L. Ponsonby.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet immediately, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers.

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Committee withdrew, to prepare the Address.

After some Time, the House was resumed.

Address reported.

And the Earl of Northumberland reported from the said Committee, "That they had prepared an Address, pursuant to the foregoing Order."

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

"Most Gracious Sovereign,

"We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, return Your Majesty our humble Thanks, for Your most Gracious Speech from the Throne.

"Your Majesty's Paternal Care, always watchful for the Prosperity of Your Kingdoms, and mixed with a generous extensive Concern for the common Welfare of Europe, has appeared in nothing more than in Your unwearied Endeavours to improve the present State of Tranquillity This must be evident to all the World, from the Series of important Transactions, which Your Majesty has been pleased to lay before us And it is with the utmost Thankfulness, we acknowledge Your Goodness, in communicating to us, that a Treaty has been so successfully concluded between Your Majesty and the King of Spain. As the Commerce of these Kingdoms is the Source of the Wealth of Your Subjects, and of the Strength and Splendour of Your Crown; so Your Majesty's Attention to re-establish our Trade with that Country on the most advantageous Conditions is a fresh Instance of Your uninterrupted Vigilance for the most essential Concerns of Your People Mutual Interest and mutual Inclination are the best Foundations of a lasting Amity and good Correspondence, which, from the Concurrence of such Motives, we firmly hope will be happily restored between the Two Nations in all Parts, and that those Causes which have long interrupted them, are now effectually removed.

"Your Royal Wisdom has not been confined to the adjusting of present Differences, and the remedying of Inconveniences actually existing It is with Pleasure we observe, that Your Foresight is exerting itself to secure us, as far as can be done by human Prudence, against such Events as have formerly involved Europe in the Calamities of War. In this View, we look upon the Treaty which Your Majesty has lately concluded with the Elector of Bavaria, and the further Measures which You are graciously pleased to inform tis are carrying on, for securing the Tranquillity, and supporting the System, of the Empire Nothing can tend more to effectuate these Measures, than the strengthening and consolidating the Ties of Union and Friendship between Your Majesty and Your Allies; which cannot fail at the same Time to be attended with the best Consequences, for promoting our mutual Interests, preserving the general Repose, and preventing the Occasion of any future Rupture.

"We are truly sensible of Your Majesty's Goodness, in laying before us these Your salutary Views and Intentions In the Prosecution of them, the Weight and Influence of the Crown of Great Britoin are very visible; and we do with the greatest Chearfulness assure Your Majesty of our steady and zealous Support in all such Measures as may best answer these desirable Ends.

"Our unshaken Duty and Affection to Your Sacred Person and our Love of our County are the surest Pledges of our Conduct It shall be our First Care to demonstrate our inviolable Adherence to these Principles Nor shall any Thing be wanting, on our Part, to advance the Trade and flourishing Condition of these Kingdoms, to enforce the Observance of the Laws and of good Order amongst Your People, and to maintain the Dignity and Strength of Your Majesty's Crown and Government both at Home and Abroad."

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

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

His Majesty to be congratulated on the Birth of a Prince,

Ordered, That the Lords with White Staves do, from this House, wait on His Majesty, to congratulate Him on the Joyful Occasion of her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales's happy Delivery of a Prince.

and the Prince and Princess also.

Ordered likewise, That a Message be sent from this House, to congratulate their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales on the same joyful Occasion; and that the Earl Brooke and the Lord Ducie do carry the said Message.

Committee of Privileges.

Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Orders and Customs of the House, and the Privileges of Parliament, and of the Peers of Great Britain and Lords of Parliament.

L. Chancellor.
L. President
L. Privy Seal.
L. Steward
L. Chamberlain.
D Somerset.
D. St. Albans.
D. Bedford.
D. Devon.
D Gordon.
D Argyll.
D Newcastle.
D. Portland.
E. Lincoln.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Sandwich.
E. Radnor.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Halifax.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Pomfret.
E. Bucks.
E. Fitzwilliam
E. Northumberland.
E Egremont.
E. Harcourt.
E. Hertford.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Folkestone.
L. Abp. Cant.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Glocester.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Winchester.
L. Bp Chichester.
L. Bp. Sarum.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Hereford.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Delawarr.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. North & Guil.
L. Byron.
L. Berkeley Str.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Boyle.
L. Hay
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Romney.
L. Cadogan.
L. Ducie.
L. Montfort.
L. Edgecumbe.
L Sandys.
L. Anson.
L. Archer.
L Ponsonby.
L. Vere.

Their Lordships, or any Seven of them, to meet on Monday next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the House of Peers, and every Monday after, and to adjourn as they please.

Committee for the Journal.

Lords Sub-committees appointed to consider of the Orders and Customs of the House, and Privileges of the Peers of Great Britain and Lords of Parliament, and to peruse and perfect the Journal of this and former Sessions of Parliament.

L. Privy Seal.
L. Chamberlain.
D. Somerset.
D. Gordon.
D. Argyll
D. Portland.
E. Northampton.
E Warwick.
E. Carlisle
E. Berkeley.
E Moray
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Northumberland.
E Egremont.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Falmouth.
L. Abp Cant.
L. Abp York.
L. Bp Rochester.
L. Bp. Sarum.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Delawarr.
L Willoughby Par.
L Berkeley Str.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Bathurst.
L Onslow.
L Romney.

Their Lordships, or any Three of them, to meet when, where, and as often as, they please.

Stoppages in the Streets, Order to prevent.

The House taking Notice, "That there is such an Interruption, by Hackney Coaches, Carts, and Drays, in the Streets and Passages between Charing Cross and The Old Palace Yard in Westminster, that the Lords and others are frequently hindered from coming to this House, to the great Inconveniency of the Members of both Houses"

It is thereupon Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the High Steward of the City of Westminster, or his Deputy, together with the Justices of the Peace for the said City, shall, by their Care and Directions to the Constables and other Officers within the said Limits, take special Order, that no empty Hackney Coaches be suffered to make any Stay, between Whitehall and The Old Palace Yard in Westminster, from Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon until Five of the Clock in the Afternoon of the same Day, during the Sitting of this Parliament; and that no Carriages, Drays, or Carts, be permitted to pass through the said Streets and Passages, between Charing Cross and The Old Palace Yord, between the Hours aforesaid, during the Sitting of this Parliament, and herein special Care is to be taken, by the said Deputy Steward, Justices of the Peace, Constables, and all other Officers herein concerned, as the contrary will be answered to this House And it is further Ordered, That the High Bailiff of the City of Westminster, and the Justices of the Peace for the City and Liberty thereof, or some of them residing in Westminster, be served with the Order of this House, made this Day, for the Purposes aforesaid.

E Cowper & al Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of William Earl Cowper, for himself and on the Behalf of George Cowper his only Son, an Infant, commonly called Lord Viscount Fordwich, and the humble Petition of Spencer Cowper Doctor in Divinity Dean of Durham and only Brother of the said William Earl Cowper, William Cowper of Parkhouse in the County of Hertford Esquire, Spencer Cowper Esquire Brother of the said William Cowper, John Cowper Doctor in Divinity, for himself and on the Behalf of William Cowper and John Cowper his Two Sons, both Infants, and of Ashley Cowper, Esquire, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to enable the and Earl to charge the Premises in the City of London and County of Middlesex, in the Petition mentioned, with the raising and paying the Sum of Four Thousand Three Hundred Pounds, for the Purposes therein expressed.

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to Mr Baron Clive and Mr Justice Gundry, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition, and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Bp of Litch. & Cov to preach the 30th Inst.

Ordered, That the Lord Bishop of Litchfield and Coventry be, and he is hereby, desired to preach before this House, in the Abbey Church, Westminster, on the 30th of this Instant January.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 18o Januarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch Cant
Epus Hereford
Epus. Norwic
Epus Litch & Cov.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Marlborough, Senescallus
Comes Warwick
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Northumberland
Ds Willoughby Par
Ds Cornwallis.
Ds Onslow
Ds Archer

PRAYERS.

Wilson & al against Kirshaw & al.

The Answer of Mathew Lord Archbishop of York, to the Appeal of Richard Wilson Esquire and others, was brought in.

Also, the joint and several Answer of Samuel Kirshaw Clerk and others, to the said Appeal.

And likewise, the joint and several Answer of John Naquter and others, to the same Appeal.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Richard Wilson Esquire and others are Appellants, and Samuel Kirshaw and others Respondents"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

His Majesty to be attended with Address.

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

His Majesty's Answer to Congratulation.

His Grace also reported, "That the Lords with White Staves had (pursuant to the Order of this House Yesterday) waited on His Majesty, to congratulate Him on the joyful Occasion of her Royal Highness the Princess of Waless happy Delivery of a Prince, and that His Majesty was pleased to receive the same very graciously, and said, He looked upon it as a fresh Instance of their Lordships Duty and Affection to His Person and Family"

Moir against Montgomery.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of George Montgomery Moir of Leckie, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Commissaries of Edinburgh, of the 9th of January 1749/50, and also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session, of the 7th of December 1750, reversing a former Interlocutor by them pronounced on the 8th of June last, whereby the Appellant was Simpliciter absolved from an unjust and vexatious Process, in the Appeal mentioned, made on the Behalf of Mrs Ann Montgomery, and praying, "That the said Interlocutors complained of may be reversed, and such other Relief given to the Appellant as to this House shall seem just, by affirming the other Interlocutor of the said 8th of June"

It is Ordered, That the said Ann Montgomery may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and she is hereby required to put in her Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the 15th Day of February next, and that Service of this Order on her Counsel, Agents, or Attornies, before the said Commissary Court and Court of Session, be deemed good Service.

Wilkinson to enter into a Recognizance for Wilson & al.

The House being moved, "That Thomas Wilkinson of London Merchant may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Richard Wilson and others, on account of their Appeal depending in this House, they being absent"

It is Ordered, That the said Thomas Wilkinson may enter into a Recognizance for the Appellants, as desired.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, vicesimum secundum diem instantis Januarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus. (fn. 1)

DIE Martis, 22o Januarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch Cant.
Arch Ebor
Epus Roffen.
Epus Glocestr.
Epus Oxon
Epus Wigorn
Epus Cicestriens.
Epus Sarum
Epus Lincoln
Epus Meneven.
Epus Hereford.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus Bangor.
Epus. Landaff.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses
Comes Gower, C P S
Dux Marlborough, Senescallus
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Bedford
Dux Devon
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland
March Tweeddale
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Moray.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Strafford
Comes Halifax
Comes Macclesfield
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave
Comes Ashburaham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bath
Comes Brooke
Comes Bucks
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Egremont
Comes Harcourt
Comes Hertford.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds Delawarr.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds North & Guil.
Ds Bathurst.
Ds Onslow.
Ds Cadogan.
Ds Ducie.
Ds Raymond.
Ds Ilchester
Ds Edgecumbe.
Ds Sandys
Ds Anson.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Ponsonby.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Chancellor reported, "That the House did, on Friday last, present to His Majesty their humble Address, to which His Majesty was pleased to return the following most Gracious Answer, (videlicet,)

The King's Answer to Address.

"My Lords,

"I return you My hearty Thanks, for this dutiful and affectionate Address. The Satisfaction you have so unanimously expressed, in the Treaties I have lately concluded, and the Measures which I am pursuing, gives Me the greatest Pleasure I entirely rely on your Zeal and Support, in bringing them to perfection, for the Welfare of My own Kingdoms, and the general Tranquillity of Europe."

Ordered, That the said Address, and His Majesty's most Gracious Answer thereunto, be forthwith printed and published.

Barlow & al Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of George Barlow Esquire and Ann his Wife, and Hugh Barlow Esquire, on Behalf of themselves and of Ann Barlow Spinster, an Infant, and Daughter of the said George and Ann Barlow, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for vesting certain Lands and Premises, in the Petition mentioned, in the Petitioner George Barlow, in Fee Simple, upon his settling in Lieu thereof other Lands, and for other Purposes in the Petition expressed.

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Baron Clive, with the usual Directions, according to the Standing Order.

Cahill, new Order for Moore & al to answer.

Upon reading the Petition of John Cahill Esquire, setting forth, "That, by Order of this House, the last Session, Nicholas Moore and others were required to answer the Petitioner's amended Appeal, but he is not now prepared to offer Proof of the Service of the said Order," and praying a new Order for the Respondents to answer.

It is Ordered, That the said Respondents do put in their Answer or respective Answers to the said Appeal, in Five Weeks.

Fitzgerald to revive Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition of Robert Fitzgerald Esquire, setting forth, "That, in the Year 1748, the Petitioner, with Lucy his Wife, preferred an Appeal to this House, from a Decree of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, and that, since the last Session, his said Wife died without Issue," and praying, "That this Appeal may stand revived, in the Name of the Petitioner, as Administrator to his said Wife and former Co appellant"

It is Ordered, That the said Appeal do stand revived, in the Name of the said Appellant, accordingly.

Sutherland amend Appeal.

A Petition of William Sutherland, was presented, and read, praying Leave to amend his Appeal, by making Sir John Gordon and others, Persons in the Petition mentioned, Parties thereunto, and to put off the Hearing of the Cause to such Time as this House shall think fit.

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

And being withdrawn.

Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to amend his said Appeal, as desired, and that the Respondent may have a Copy thereof, and that the said Hearing be put off to Wednesday the Sixth Day of March next.

Private Bills, Time Limited.

Ordered, That no Petition for a Private Bill shall be received by this House, after Thursday the 7th Day of March next, during this Session of Parliament.

His Majesty's Advocate against L Pitsligo.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland is Appellant, and Alexander Lord Pitsligo Respondent, which stands for To morrow, be put off to Monday next, and that the Judges do attend at the said Hearing.

Libel intituled, "Constitutional Queries," &c complained of:

Complaint was made to the House, of a certain scandalous and seditious Paper, intituled, "Constitutional Queries, earnestly recommended to the serious Conside ration of every True Briton," and that great Numbers of printed Copies thereof had been published and dispersed in and about the Cities of London and Westminster and the Suburbs thereof, and sent by the Penny Post, or otherwise transmitted to many of the Peers and Members of Parliament, in order to porson the Minds of His Majesty's Subjects, and to raise and foment Disaffection amongst them.

And One of the said printed Papers was laid before the House, and read.

Resolution, that it is an infamous, seditious Libel, &c. and Order for it to be buint by the Hangman:

Resolved, That the said printed Paper, intituled, Constitutional Queries, earnestly recommended to the serious Consideration of every True Buton," is a false, malicious, scandalous, infamous, and seditious Libel, containing the most false, audacious, and abominable, Calumnies and Indignities upon His Majesty, and the most presumptuous and wicked Insinuations, that out Laws, Liberties, and Properties, and the excellent Constitution of this Kingdom, are in Danger, under His Majesty's legal, mild, and gracious Government, with intent to instill groundless Suspicions and Jealousies into the Minds of His Majesty's good Subjects, and to alienate their Affections from His Majesty and his Royal Family.

Resolved likewise, That, in Abhorrence and Detestation of such abominable and seditious Practices, the said printed Paper be burnt, by the Hands of the Common Hangman, in The New Palace Yard, Westminster, on Friday the 25th Day of this Instant January, at One of the Clock in the Afternoon, and that the Sheriff of Middlesex do attend at the said Time and Place, and cause the same to be burnt there accordingly.

Conference to be had with H C on the Subject.

Ordered, That the said Resolutions be communicated to the House of Commons, at a Conference, and that their Concurrence therein be desired.

And that the said printed Paper be also communicated to the Commons, at the said Conference.

Then the Lords following were appointed a Committee, to prepare what is proper to be offered to the Commons, at the said Conference, (videlicet,)

L. President.
L. Privy Seal.
L. Steward.
D. Devon.
D Bedford.
D. Newcastle.
M. Tweeddale.
E Lincoln
E. Sandwich.
E. Marchmont.
E. Fitzwilliam.
Viscount Falmouth.
Abp Cant.
Abp York.
L. Bp. Sarum.
L Delawarr
L Edgecumbe.
L. Anson.
L. Ponsonby.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure:

And the Committee withdrew.

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Delawarr reported from the said Committee, as follows, (videlicet,)

Report of Heads for it.

"The Lords, being extremely desirous, upon all Occasions, to preserve a perfect good Correspondence with the House of Commons, have asked this Conference, in order to acquaint them, that the Lords having taken into Consideration, a printed Paper, complained of to then Lordships, intituled, "Constitutional Queries, earnestly recommended to the serious Consideration of every True Brition," their Lordships have come to the following Resolutions; (videlicet,)

"Resolved, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said printed Paper, intituled, "Constitutional Quertes, earnestly recommended to the serious Consideration of every True Buton," is a false, malicious, scandalous, infamous, and seditious Libel, containing the most false, audacious, and abominable, Calumnies and Indignities upon His Majesty, and the most presumptuous and wicked Insinuations, that our Laws, Liberties, and Properties, and the excellent Constitution of this Kingdom, are in Danger, under His Majesty's legal, mild, and gracious Government, with intent to instill groundless Suspicions and Jealousies into the Minds of His Majesty's good Subjects, and to alienate their Assections from His Majesty and His Royal Family.

"Resolved, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That, in Ab horrence and Detestation of such at ominable and seditious Practices, the said printed Paper be burnt, by the Hands of the Common Hangman, in The New Palace Yard, Westminster, on Friday the 25th Day of this Instant January, at One of the Clock in the Afternoon, and that the Sheriff of Middlesex do attend at the said Time and Place, and cause the same to be burnt there accordingly.

"Which Resolutions the Lords have directed us to communicate to the House of Commons, and to desire their Concurrence therein.

"We are likewise directed by the Lords, to communicate to the House of Commons the said printed Paper."

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

Conference has, and reported.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Allen and the Clerk of the Parliaments.

To desire a present Conference with that House, touching a Matter highly concerning the Honour of His Majesty and His Government.

The Messengers, being returned, acquainted the House, That the Commons do agree to a Conference, as desired."

The House being informed, "That the Commons were ready in the Painted Chamber.

Ordered, That the Committee appointed to prepare what is proper to be offered at the Conference be the Managers of the Conference.

Then the Names of the Managers were called over.

And the House was adjourned during Pleasure; and the Lords went to the Conference.

Which being ended,

The House was resumed.

And the Lord Steward reported, "That the Managers had met the Commons, at the Conference, and communicated to them the Resolutions of this House, together with the printed Paper upon which the said Resolutions were founded."

Prince of Wales a Answer to congratulatory Message.

The Earl Brooke reported to the House, "That he and the Lords Ducie (pursuant to the Order on Friday last) had attended their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales, with the Message to congratulate them on the Joyful Occasion of her Royal Highness's happy Delivery of a Prince, and that his Royal Highness was pleased to say, He and the Princess were sensible of this Mark of the Duty of the House to the King, and Regard to them"

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Message from H C for another Conference on the Subject of the Label.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Marquis of Hartington and others.

To desire a Conference with this House, upon the Subject-matter of the last Conference.

To which the House agreed.

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

Ordered, That the Managers of the last Conference be the Managers of this Conference.

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

The Names of the Managers of this House were called over.

And the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference.

Which being ended, the House was resumed.

Report, that the Commons agree to the Lords Resolutions about it.

The Lord Steward reported, "That the Managers had met the Commons, at the Conference, and that the Managers for the Commons had returned the Resolutions of this House, agreed to, by filling up the Blanks with ["and Commons"], together with the printed Paper delivered to them at the former Conference."

Address to discover the Author, &c of the said Paper.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, humbly to desire His Majesty, that He will be graciously pleased to give the most effectual Orders for discovering the Author, Printer, and Publishers, of the said false, scandalous, infamous, and seditious, Libel, and for bringing them to condign Punishment.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 24o Januarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch Cant.
Arch Ebor.
Epus Dunelm.
Epus Roffen
Epus Cicestriens
Epus Bath & Wells.
Epus Lincoln
Epus Meneven.
Epus Carliol
Epus Asaphen
Epus. Norwic
Epus Litch & Cov.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Dorset, Præses
Dux Marlborough, Senescallus
Dux Somerset
Dux Bedford
Dux Gordon
Dux Argyll
Dux Portland.
March Tweeddale
Comes Northampton.
Comes Cordigan
Comes Slaftesbury
Comes Moray
Comes Findlater.
Comes Leven
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford
Comes Oxford.
Comes Granville.
Comes Halifax
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret
Comes Hertford
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds Strange.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds Onslow.
Ds Raymond
Ds Sandys
Ds Ponsonby

PRAYERS.

His Majesty's Answer to Address about the Libel.

The Lord Steward reported, "That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) presented to His Majesty the Address of this House, Yesterday, for discovering the Author, Printer, and Publishers, of a false, scandalous, infamous, and seditious, Libel, and for bringing them to condign Punishment, and that His Majesty was pleased to say, He would give Directions accordingly"

The House being informed, "That some of the Commissioners of the Customs attended"

They were called in, and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to several Acts of Parliament,

Accounts of prohibited East India Goods and Naval Stores delivered.

"The Return of the said Commissioners, with the Accounts of prohibited East India Goods, and Naval Stores imported, from Michaelmas 1749, to Michaelmas 1750, and also an Account of prohibited East India Goods delivered out of the Warehouses, to be glazed, refreshed, &c. for the same Time"

And then they were directed to withdraw.

And the Titles of the said Accounts were read, by the Clerk, and are as follow, (videlicet,)

"No 1. An Account of prohibited East India Goods remaining in the East India Warehouses in St Hellens, in the Port of London, at Michaelmas 1749, also what brought in since, what exported, and what remained at the above Warehouses at Michaelmas 1750."

"No 2. An Account of East India prohibited Goods remaining in the East India Warehouses at Leadenhall and Fenchurch Street, at Michaelmas 1749, what have since been brought in, what exported, as also what remained at Michaelmas 1750."

"No 3. An Account of prohibited East India Goods remaining in His Majesty's Warehouse in the Port of London, at Michaclmas 1749, what have been since brought in, what exported, as also what remained at Michaelmas 1750."

"No 4 An Account of East India Goods prohibited to be worn in this Kingdom, remaining in the respective Warehouses in the Out Ports, at Michaelmas 1749, what have since been brought in. what exported, as also what remained at Michaelmas 1750"

"No 5. An Account of prohibited East India Goods which have been delivered out at the Warehouses at St Hellens, Fenchurch Street, Leadenhall Street, and Custom house, in the Port of London, at Michaclmas 1749, in order to be dyed, glazed, &c, what have been returned, and what remained out of the said Warehouses at Michaelmas 1750."

"No 6 An Account of Naval Stores imported from Russia, into the Port of London, from Michaelmas 1749, to Michaelmas 1750."

"No 7 An Account of Naval Stores imported from Russia, into the Ports commonly called the Out Ports, from Michaelmas 1749, to Michaelmas 1750"

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

Copley, Leave for a Bill of Divorce.

Upon reading the Petition of Godfrey Copley of Sprotbrough in the County of York Esquire, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to dissolve the Marriage of the Petitioner with Anna Maria Brace his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned.

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

M'Geough for a new Order for Respondents to answer.

Upon reading the Petition of Joshua M'Geough setting forth, "That, the last Session of Parliament, he presented an Appeal to this House, from a Decree of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, and obtained the usual Order for answering, but the Petitioner's Agent, having lost or mislaid the said Order, has not been able to sent over an Affidavit of the Service thereof," and praying, "That a new Order may be granted, for putting in an Answer to the said Appeal."

It is Ordered, That the Respondent do put in his Answer accordingly in Five Weeks.

Fitzgerald against Leslie.

A Petition of Doctor James Leslie, Respondent to the Appeal of Robert Fitzgerald Esquire and Lucy his late Wife, was presented, and read, setting forth, "That the same was set down for hearing towards the End of last Session, and now stands Second in the Paper of Causes, and on Tuesday last the Appellant, on Occasion of his said Wife's Death, obtained the Order of this House, to revive the same," and praying, "In regard some of the Deeds and Papers necessary to be produced at the Hearing are not yet brought from Ireland, that the same may be put off to such Time as this House shall think fit."

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

And being withdrawn;

Ordered, That the said Hearing be put off accordingly to Monday the 18th Day of February next.

Phipps against E. Anglesey & al.

A Petition of Constartine Phipp, Esquire, was presented, and read, setting forth, "That the Petitioner, in the last Session of Parliament presented an Appeal to this House, from a Decree of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, and the same, being set down for Hearing, now stands Third in the Paper of Causes, and the Petitioner hath been informed, That One of the material Respondents is lately dead, and is advined, he cannot safely proceed to a Hearing," and praying, That the same may be put off to such Time as this House shall think fit"

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

And being withdrawn.

Ordered, That the said Hearing be put off accordingly to Monday the 25th Day of February next.

D Gordon & al to answer His Majesty's Advocate's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Cosmo George Duke of Gordon and William Fraser, Respondents to the Appeal of His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, may be required to put in their Answer thereunto, in the usual Time"

It is Ordered, That the said Respondents do put in then Answer to the said Appeal, in Four Weeks.

Boyd & al to answer His Majesty's Advocate's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That James Boyd Esquire and others, Claimants of the Lands of the late Earl of Kilmarnock, Respondents to the Appeal of His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, may be required to put in their Answer thereunto in the usual Time"

It is Ordered, That the said Respondents do put in their Answer to the said Appeal, in Four Weeks.

Ross to enter into Recognizance for Montgomery Moir.

The House being moved, "That George Ross Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for George Montgomery Moir, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he being in Scotland"

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 28o Januarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch. Cant.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus Carliol
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Landavens.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus Litch & Cov.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses
Comes Gower, C P S.
Dux Marlborough, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bedford
Dux Devon
Dux Gordon
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
March. Lothian.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Moray.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Leven.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Hertford.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds. North & Guil.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds Berkeley.
Ds Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds Cadogan.
Ds Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds Anson
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Lords take the Oaths.

John Lord Bishop of Bristol and John Lord St. John took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Copley's Bill of Divorce.

The Earl of Oxford presented to the House (pursuant to the Order of Thursday last) a Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Godfrey Copley Esquire with Anna Maria Brace his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

And the same was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Thursday Fortnight, being the Fourteenth Day of February next; and Notice thereof affixed on the Doors of this House, and the Lords to be summoned, and that the said Godfrey Copley may be heard, by his Counsel, at the said Second Reading, to make out the Truth of the Allegations of the Bill, and that the said Anna Maria may have a Copy of the said Bill, and that Notice be given her of the said Second Reading, and that she be at Liberty to be heard, by her Counsel, what she may have to offer against the Bill, at that Time.

Petition of E. Egmont & al. referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Earl of Egmont in the Kingdom of Ireland, and Catherine Countess of Egmont his Wife, for themselves, and on the Behalf of John James Percival commonly called Lord Viscount Percival, Cecil Parker Percival, Philip Tuston Percival, Edward Percival, Frederick Augustus Percival, and Lady Catherine Percival, their Children, who are all Infants; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for discharging the Estates comprized in the Petitioners Marriage Settlement, and for settling such Parts of the Estates vested in the said Earl in Fee Simple, in Lieu of, and as an Equivalent for, the Premises entailed by the said Settlement, and for other Purposes in the Petition mentioned.

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr Baron Smythe, with the usual Directions, according to the Standing Order.

His Majesty's Advocate against Lord Pitsligo.

After hearing Counsel in Part, upon the Petition and Appeal of William Grant Esquire, His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, for His Majesty's Interest, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, to which Alexander Lord Pitsligo is Respondent.

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of this Cause be adjourned till To-morrow, and that the Counsel be called in at One o'Clock precisely.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 29o Januarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Roffen
Epus Glocestr.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus Meneven.
Epus Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus Landavens.
Epus. Norwic
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses
Comes Gower, C. P S.
Dux Marlborough, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Devon.
Dux Gordon.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
March. Lothian.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Moray.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Leven.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Sussex
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bath.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Hertford.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds North.
Ds St. John.
Ds. Strange.
Ds Berkeley Str.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Monson.
Ds Montfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds Anson.
Ds Ravensworth.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

His Majesty's Advocate against Lord Pitsligo.

After hearing Counsel further, in the Cause wherein His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland is Appellant, and Alexander Lord Pitsligo Respondent.

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be adjourned till Thursday next.

Sir Edward Hulse & al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Edward Hulse Baronet, Edward Hulse Esquire Son and Heir Apparent of the said Sir Edward Hulse, and Hannah Hulse Wife of the said Edward Hulse, and Thomas Dugdale Gentleman; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to enable the Purchase of Reversions of Estates in the Petition mentioned, expectant on Leases for Lives, and granting Leases for Lives or Years, as therein is expressed.

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to Mr. Justice Burnett and Mr. Baron Legge, with the usual Directions, according to the Standing Order.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 30o Januarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.

PRAYERS.

Then, in order to solemnize this Day; being, by Act of Parliament, appointed to be observed as a Day of Public Fasting and Humiliation, for the Martyrdom of King Charles the First,

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 31o Januarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch. Cant.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus Dunelm.
Epus Roffen.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus Oxon.
Epus Cicestriens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Marlborough, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Devon.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
March. Lothian.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Moray.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Leven.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bath.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Harcourt.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. North & Guil.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds Hyde.
Ds Foley.
Ds Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow
Ds Cadogan.
Ds Ilchester.
Ds Edgecumbe.
Ds Sandys
Ds Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds Archer.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Thanks to Bp Litch & Cov for his Sermon.

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

His Majesty's Advocate against Gordon.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, on Behalf of His Majesty; complaining of Part of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 16th of November last, made on the Behalf of Captain John Gordon, and praying, "That so much thereof as is in the said Appeal complained of may be reversed, varied, or altered, and such other Relief given the Appellant as to this House in their great Wisdom and Justice shall seem meet."

It is Ordered, That the said Captain John Gordon may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and he is hereby required to put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the 28th Day of February next, and that Service of this Order on his Agents or Procurators in the Court of Session in Scotland be deemed good Service.

Foulis against Dodswell & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of the Reverend John Foulis Clerk, lately One of the Ministers of the new or English Chapel in Edinburgh, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 10th of November 1747, as also of another Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the 20th of the same Month, whereby they adhered to their former Interlocutor, made on the Behalf of Richard Dodswell, John Vicarage, Patrick Wedderburn, Hugh Crawfurd, Mansfield Cardonald, Christopher Rhodes, and Richard Swanston, Vestrymen and Managers of the said new Chapel, and praying, "That the said Interlocutors may be reversed or varied, or such other Relief given the Appellant as to this House shall seem just"

It is Ordered, That the said Richard Dodswell and other Persons abovenamed, or their Successors in Office, if any such there be, may have a Copy or Copies of the said Appeal, and they are hereby required to put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the 28th Day of February next, and that Service of this Order on their Counsel, Agents, or Attornies, before the Court of Session in Scotland, be deemed good Service.

Copley, Order for Service.

A Petition of Godfrey Copley of Sprotbrough in the County of York Esquire, was presented to the House, and read, setting forth, "That, by Order of this House on Monday last, upon reading the Bill to dissolve the Marriage of the Petitioner with Anna Maria Brace, the same was ordered to be read a Second Time on this Day Fortnight, and that she might have a Copy of the Bill, and Notice given her of the said Second Reading, and that the Petitioner's Agent hath made diligent Inquiry after the said Anna Maria, and is informed, and believes, she is now in Italy, or elsewhere beyond the Seas," and praying, "That the Service of the said Order, with a Copy of the said Bill, on Mr. Elisha Biscoe, her Trustee and Agent, be effectual Notice."

And thereupon an Affidavit of Gascoigne Finch, of the Truth of the Allegations of the said Petition, being read.

Ordered, That the Service of the former and this Order on the said Biscoe, and leaving an attested Copy of the said Bill with him, be deemed good Service of the said Anna Maria.

Lord Hyde, called by Writ, introduced.

Henry Hyde, of Hyndon in the County of Wilts, Chevalier, only Son of Henry Earl of Clarendon and Rochester, having received His Majesty's Writ, to summon him to sit in this present Parliament, was (in his Robes) introduced, between the Lord Berkeley of Stratton and Lord Foley (also in their Robes), the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, and the Lord Great Chamberlain of England, preceding.

His Lordships presented his Writ to the Lord Chancellor, on his Knee, at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk, and the same was read as follows, (videlicet,)

His Writ of Summons.

"George the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defendor of the Faith, and so forth, To Our Trusty and Wellbeloved Henry Hyde, of Hyndon in Our County of Wilts, Chevalier, Greeting Whereas Our Parliament, for arduous and urgent Affairs, concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, is now met at Our City of Westminster, We, strictly enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegrance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs, and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present, at Our aforesaid Parliament, with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers, of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice, and this you may in no Wife omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Twentysecond Day of January, in the Twenty-fourth Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke & Yorke"

Which being done, his Lordship came to the Table, and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes, and was then placed on the Barons Bench, in his Father's Barony.

Smith, Leave for a Bill to take the Name of Holworthy.

Upon reading the Petition of Samuel Holworthy Esquire, formerly called Samuel Smith, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to enable him to take and use the Surname of Holworthy, and bear the Coat Armour of Mathew Holworthy, deceased, pursuant to the Will of Elizabeth Holworthy, deceased.

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

Bill read.

Accordingly the Lord Willoughby of Porham presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Samuel Smith Esquire to take and use the Surname of Holworthy only, and bear the Coat Armour of Methew Holworthy Esquire, deceased, pursuant to the Will of Elizabeth his Widow, also deceased."

And the same was read the First Time.

Treaty with Spain delivered.

The Duke of Bedford (by His Majesty's Command) presented to the House,

"Copy of a Treaty between His Majesty the King of Great Britain and the King of Spain, concluded and signed at Madrid, on the 5th of October, N. S. 1750, and Translation."

And the Title thereof being read, by the Clerk.

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

Treaty with State General and Elector of Bavaria, &c delivered.

The Duke of Newcastle also (by His Majesty's Command) presented to the House,

"Copy of a Treaty between His Majesty the King of Great Britain and their High Mightinesses The States General of the United Provinces of the Low Countries on the one Part, and his most Serene Highness the Elector of Bavaria on the other Part, concluded at Honover, on the 11th/22d of August 1750, and Translation."

"Copy of a Declaration relating to the said Treaty, signed by the Ministers Plenipotentiary of the Empress Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, and of the Elector of Bavaria, Hanover, August 11th/22d, 1750, and Translation"

And the Titles thereof being read, by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the said Treaty and Declaration do lie on the Table.

His Majesty's Advocate against Lord Pitsligo.

After hearing Counsel further, in the Cause wherein William Grant Esquire, His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, is Appellant, and Alexander Lord Pitsligo Respondent.

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be adjourned till To-morrow.

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

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