House of Lords Journal Volume 28
March 1753, 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 28: March 1753, 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 28: 1753-1756 (1767-1830), pp. 42-55. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114355 Date accessed: 03 September 2014.


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March 1753, 11-20

DIE Lunæ, 12o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Morton.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Leven.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Bath.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Temple.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Leicester Road, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from the Borough of Leicester, in the County of Leicester, to the Town of Ashby de la Zouche, in the said County," 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."

Inge, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Theodore William Inge Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Theodore William Inge Esquire to make Building Leases of Part of his settled Estate, situate in or near Birmingham, in the County of Warwick."

Hay against His Majesty's Advocate.

Upon reading, the Petition and Appeal of James Hay, Clerk to His Majesty's Signet, Eldest Son now on Life of the deceased Mr. Adam Hay, Minister of the Gospel at Montqtriter; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 10th of February 1753; and praying, "That the same may be reversed; and that the Appellant may have such Relief as to this House in their great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland may be required to, answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That His Majesty's said Advocate may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and he is hereby required to put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 9th Day of April next; and that Service of this Order upon any of the Agents for the Crown in the Court of Session in Scotland be deemed good Service.

His Majesty's Advocate against Rob. Dick & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Grant Esquire, His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, on Behalf of His Majesty, and James Carmichael Clerk to the Signet, Factor appointed by the Barons of Exchequer in Scotland for levying the vacant Stipends of the Church and Parish of Lanerk; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 29th of July 1752, and 2d of March 1753; and praying, "That the same may be reversed; and that an Interlocutor of the said Lords of the 25th of November 1752, may be affirmed, and such other Relief granted the Appellants as to this House in their great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that Robert Dick and the Pursuers of the Action of Multiple Poinding may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Robert Dick and Pursuers above mentioned 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 Monday the 9th Day of April next; and that Service upon the respective Procurators or Agents of the said Respondents before the Court of Session in Scotland be deemed good Service.

Meynell & al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Godfrey Meynell Esquire, Eldest Son and Heir of Littleton Pointz Meynell Esquire deceased, Hugo Meynell Esquire, an Infant of the Age of 18 Years or thereabouts, One of the Younger Sons of the said Littleton Pointz Meynell, William Fitzherbert Esquire and Mary his Wife, Daughter of the said Littleton Pointz Meynell, and Francis Tregagle, Administrator with the Will annexed of the said Littleton Pointz Meynell during the Minority of the said Hugo Meynell; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for confirming and establishing an Agreement between the said Godfrey Meynell and Hugo Meynell, concerning the Estate of their late Father; and for making Provision for Judith Meynell, their Sister:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench and the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer; 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.

Boston small Debts, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within the Borough of Boston and Skirbeck Quarter, and the Parishes of Boston and Skirbeck; in the County of Lincoln."

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. Lane:

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

Paper relating to Nova Scotia delivered.

The Earl of Holdernesse, by His Majesty's Command, delivered to the House, pursuant to their Lordships Address to His Majesty of the 13th of February last,

"Copies and Extracts of Letters, from the 6th of March 1748/9, to the 1st of September 1751, relating to the Settlement of Nova Scotia; with a List thereof."

And the said List was read, as follows:

"1. Copy of the Duke of Bedford's Letter to the Lords of Trade, 6th March, 1748/9."

"2. Copy of the Duke of Bedford's Letter to the Lords of the Treasury, 8th March, 1748/9; enclosing an Inventory of Sundries, to be provided for 100 Families."

"3. Copy of the Duke of Bedford's Letter to the Lords of the Admiralty, 8th March, 1748/9."

"4. Copy of the Duke of Bedford's Letter to the Lords of the Treasury, 13th March, 1748/9."

"5. Copy of the Duke of Bedford's Letter to the Lords of the Admiralty, 22d March, 1748/9."

"6. Copy of the Duke of Bedford's Letter to Governor Hopson, 23d March, 1748/9."

"7. Copy of the Duke of Bedford's Letter to the Lords of the Admiralty, 24th March, 1748/9."

"8. Copy of the Duke of Bedford's Letter to the Lords of the Admiralty, 8th April, 1749."

"9. Copy of the Duke of Bedford's Letter to the Lords of the Admiralty, 13th April, 1749; enclosing Copy of a Letter from the Lords of Trade to his Grace, of the same Date."

"10. Copy of the Duke of Bedford's Letter to the Lords of Trade, 28th April, 1749."

"11. Copy of the Duke of Bedford's Letter to Lieutenant Colonel Mascarene, 2d May, 1749."

"12. Copy of the Duke of Bedford's Letter to Colonel Hopson, 2d May, 1749."

"13. Copy of the Duke of Bedford's Letter to the Lords of the Admiralty, 2d May, 1749; enclosing Copy of a Letter from the Lords of Trade to his Grace, 1st May, 1749."

"14. Copy of a Letter from the Lords of the Admiralty to the Duke of Bedford, 5th May, 1749; enclosing Copy of a Letter from the Navy Board to Mr. Corbett, 3d May, 1749."

"15. Copy of a Letter from the Lords of the Admiralty to the Duke of Bedford, 9th May, 1749; enclosing a Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners of His Majesty's Navy to Mr. Corbett, 8th May, 1749; and Copy of a Letter from Captain Rous to Mr. Clevland, 8th May, 1749."

"16. Copy of the Duke of Bedford's Letter to the Lords of the Admiralty, 12th May, 1749; enclosing Copy of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace, 11th May, 1749."

"17. Copy of a Letter from the Lords of the Admiralty to the Duke of Bedford, 30th May, 1749."

"18. Copy of a Letter from Mr. Aldworth to Mr. Hill, 3d June, 1749; enclosing Copy of a Letter from the Lords of the Admiralty to the Duke of Bedford, 2d June, 1749; enclosing Copy of a Letter from the Navy Board to Mr. Clevland, 31st May, 1749."

"19. Copy of the Duke of Bedford's Letter to the Lords of the Admiralty, 15th June, 1749."

"20. Copy of a Letter from Governor Cornwallis to the Duke of Bedford, 23d June, 1749."

"21. Extract of a Letter from Governor Cornwallis to the Duke of Bedford, 17th July, 1749."

"22. Extract of a Letter from Governor Cornwallis to the Duke of Bedford, 23d July, 1749."

"23. Extract of a Letter from Governor Cornwallis to the Duke of Bedford, 24th July, 1749."

"24. Extract of a Letter from Governor Cornwallis to the Duke of Bedford, 20th August, 1749."

"25. Extract of a Letter from Governor Cornwallis to the Duke of Bedford, 11th September, 1749."

"26. Extract of a Letter from Governor Cornwallis to the Duke of Bedford, 17th October, 1749."

"27. Copy of the Duke of Bedford's Letter to the Lords of Trade, 1st March, 1749/50."

"28. Extract of a Letter from Governor Cornwallis to the Duke of Bedford, 19th March, 1749/50."

"29. Copy of the Duke of Bedford's Letter to the Lords of Trade, 20th March, 1749/50."

"30. Copy of the Duke of Bedford's Letter to the Lords of Trade, 29th March, 1750."

"31. Extract of the Duke of Bedford's Letter to Governor Cornwallis, 2d April, 1750."

"32. Extract of the Duke of Bedford's Letter to Governor Cornwallis, 19th July, 1750."

"33. Copy of the Duke of Bedford's Letter to the Lords of Trade, 30th January 1750/51."

"34. Copy of a Letter from Mr. Aldworth to Mr. Hill, 26th March, 1751."

"35. Copy of the Duke of Bedford's Letter to the Lords of the Admiralty, 16th April, 1751; enclosing Copy of a Letter from the Lords of Trade to his Grace, 7th March, 1750/51."

"36. Copy of the Duke of Bedford's Letter to Governor Cornwallis, 13th June, 1751; enclosing Copy of a Letter from Mr. West to Mr. Aldworth, 28th Nevember, 1750; enclosing a Memorial from the Principal Officers of His Majesty's Ordnance, of 16th November, 1750."

"37. Extract of a Letter from Governor Cornwallis to the Duke of Bedford, 1st September, 1751."

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

More Papers relating to Nova Scotia delivered.

The Earl of Halifax also, from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, by His Majesty's Command, delivered to the House, pursuant to their Lordships Address of the 13th of February last,

"Several Papers relating to the Settlement of Nova Scotia; together with a List thereof."

And the said List was read, as follows:

"1. Copy of a Letter from his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, to the Board of Trade, dated the 6th of March, 1748/9; with an Extract of a Plan presented to His Majesty, for the Settlement of Nova Scotia."

"2. Copy of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated March 16, 1748/9."

"3. Copy of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated March 24, 1749."

"4. Copy of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated April 7, 1749.

"5. Copy of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated April 13, 1749.

"6. Copy of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of his Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated 20 April, 1749."

"7. Copy of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of his Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated April 26, 1749."

"8. Copy of a Letter from his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, to the Board of Trade, dated April 28, 1749."

"9. Copy of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated April 29, 1749; enclosing a Representation to His Majesty; with,

"10. Copy of the Draught of a Commission for the Honourable Edw'd Cornwallis Esquire, to be Captain General and Governor in Chief of His Majesty's Province of Nova Scotia."

"11. Copy of the Draught of Instructions for the Honourable Edw'd Cornwallis Esquire, Captain General and Governor in Chief of His Majesty's Province of Nova Scotia."

"12. Copy of the Draught of Orders and Instructions to the Honourable Edw'd Cornwallis Esquire, Governor of Nova Scotia, relating to the Trade and Navigation of Great Britain and His Majesty's Plantations in America."

"13. Copy of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated May 1, 1749."

"14. Copy of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated May 11, 1749."

"15. Copy of a Letter to the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, from the Board of Trade, dated May 15, 1749."

"16. Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated 22d of June, 1749."

"17. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated at Chibucto, July 24, 1749; enclosing an Extract of the Minute of the First Day's Council held by the Governor, July 24, 1749."

"18. Copy of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated August 19, 1749."

"19. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated at Chibucto, August 20, 1749; enclosing the King's Declaration to His French Subjects there, and a List of Civil Officers at Chibucto, with their Salaries."

"20. Extract of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated September 1, 1749."

"21. Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated at Chibucto, September 11, 1749; enclosing the Copy of a Letter from the French Inhabitants to the said Governor, and his Answer; and the Trial of Peter Carteel, a Settler, for Murder."

"22. Extract of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated October 16, 1749."

"23. Extract of a Letter from the Board of Trade to the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, dated the 16 of October, 1749."

"24. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated at Halifax, October 17, 1749. Copies of the Resolutions of the Council at Halifax, October 1, 1749; of a Letter from The Micmacs to the said Governor; and his Proclamation against them."

"25. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated at Halifax, December 7, 1749."

"26. Extract of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated December 19, 1749."

"27. Copy of a Letter from his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, to the Board of Trade, dated December 20, 1749."

"28. Extract of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of his Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated January 22, 1749/50."

"29. Extract of a Letter from the Board of Trade to the Honourable Edw'd Cornwallis Esquire, Governor of Nova Scotia, dated February 16, 1749/50."

"30. Copy of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated March 2d, 1749/50."

"31. Copy of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated March 8, 1749/50."

"32. Copy of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated March 9, 1749/50."

"33. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable Edward Cornwallis Esquire, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated 19 March, 1749/50."

"34. Nova Scotia Council Records, from July 14th, 1749, to the 2d of February, 1749/50."

"35. Copy of a Letter from his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, to the Board of Trade, dated March 29, 1750."

"36. Copy of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated March 29, 1750."

"37. Extract of a Letter from the Board of Trade to the Honourable Edward Cornwallis Esquire, Governor of Nova Scotia, dated April 2d, 1750."

"38. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable Edw'd Cornwallis Esquire, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated at Halifax, April 30, 1750."

"39. Copy of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated May 23, 1750."

"40. Copy of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated May 24, 1750."

"41. Copy of a Letter from the Secretary of the Board of Trade to the Honourable Edward Cornwallis Esquire, Governor of Nova Scotia, dated May 29, 1750."

"42. Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Rich'd Leveson Gower Esquire, Secretary to their Excellencies the Lords Justices, to the Board of Trade, June 4, 1750."

"43. Extract of a Letter from the Board of Trade to the Honourable Edw'd Cornwallis Esquire, Governor of Nova Scotia, dated June 8, 1750."

"44. Extract of a Letter from the Board of Trade to the Honourable Edw'd Cornwallis Esquire, Governor of Nova Scotia, dated June 14, 1750."

"45. Copy of a Letter from the Board of Trade to the Honourable Edw'd Cornwallis Esquire, Governor of Nova Scotia, dated June 26, 1750."

"46. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated at Halifax, July 10, 1750."

"47. Nova Scotia Council Records, from February 23d, 1749/50, to July 6, 1750."

"48. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated at Halifax, August 19, 1750."

"49. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated at Halifax, September 2d, 1750."

"50. Copy of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated September 3d, 1750."

"51. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated at Halifax, September 16, 1750."

"52. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable Edw'd Cornwallis Esquire, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated September 22d, 1750."

"53. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated at Halifax, September 30, 1750."

"54. Extract of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated October 10, 1750."

"55. Copy of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated the 5 of November, 1750."

"56. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated November 27, 1750."

"57. Nova Scotia Council Records, from July 30, to November 15, 1750."

"58. Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated January 1, 1750/1."

"59. Extract of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, January 16, 1750/51."

"60. Copy of a Letter from his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, to the Board of Trade, dated January 30, 1750/51."

"61. Copy of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated February 6, 1750/51."

"62. Extract of a Letter from the Board of Trade to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of his Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated March 7, 1750/51."

"63. Extract of a Letter from the Board of Trade to the Honourable Edw'd Cornwallis Esquire, Governor of Nova Scotia, dated 22d March, 1750/51."

"64. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated 14 June, 1751."

"65. Nova Scotia Council Records, from 20 December 1750, to 10 February 1750/51."

"66. Nova Scotia Council Records, from March 9, 1750/51, to May 27, 1751."

"67. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable Edw'd Cornwallis Esquire, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated at Halifax, 24 June, 1751."

"68. Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated at Halifax, 29 June, 1751."

"69. Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated at Halifax, 1 July, 1751."

"70. Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated at Halifax, 1 July 1751."

"71. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated at Halifax, 24 July, 1751."

"72. Nova Scotia Council Records, from June 1, to September 1, 1751."

"73. Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated September 4, 1751."

"74. Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Edw'd Cornwallis Esquire, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated 31 October, 1751."

"75. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated November 3d, 1751."

"76. Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated 16 February, 1752."

"77. Extract of a Letter from the Board of Trade to the Honourable Edw'd Cornwallis Esquire, Governor of Nova Scotia, dated 6 March, 1752."

"78. Copy of a Letter from the Earl of Holdernesse, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, to the Board of Trade, dated 11th March, 1752."

"79. Extract of the Minutes of the Board of Trade, on Tuesday, April 21, 1752."

"80. Representation of the Board of Trade to their Excellencies the Lords Justices;" enclosing,

"81. Copy of the Draught of Instructions for Peregrine Thomas Hopson Esquire, Captain General and Governor in Chief in and over His Majesty's Province of Nova Scotia."

"82. Extract of the Minutes of the Board of Trade, on Wednesday, May 6, 1752."

"83. Nova Scotia Council Records, from 26 September 1751, to February 29, 1752."

"84. Extract of a Letter from Colonel Hopson, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated 16 October, 1752;" enclosing,

"85. Estimates of Expense for Nova Scotia, from the 1st Day of August 1752, to the End of the Year 1753."

"86. Copy of the Answer of the Governor and Council of Nova Scotia, to some Proposals of Peace made by One of the Tribes of Micmac Indians, dated 16th September, 1752."

"87. Copy of Captain Scott's Proposals with relation to the Micmac Indians, dated 17 August, 1752."

"88. Copy of a Report of a Survey, made by Order of Colonel Hopson, from the Town of Dartmouth, round the Sea Coasts, to a French deserted Settlement, called Shillencook."

"89. Nova Scotia Council Records, from March 31, 1752, to July 18, 1752."

"90. Nova Scotia Council Records, from August 3, to October 16, 1752."

"91. Copy of a Letter from Peregrine Thomas Hopson Esquire, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated 16 October, 1752;" enclosing,

"92. Copy of the Proceedings of a Council of War, in relation to the Proposal of giving 3 Pence per Day to the Troops, in Lieu of Provisions, dated at Halifax, 1 September, 1752."

"93. Copy of the humble Petition of the welldisposed German Settlers in Nova Scotia, to Colonel Hopson."

"94. Copy of Captain Brome's Letter to his Excellency Governor Hopson, with relation to the Company of Artillery doing Duty in Nova Scotia, dated August 18, 1752."

"95. Extract of a Letter from Colonel Hopson, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated at Halifax, December 6, 1752;" enclosing,

"96. Copy of a List of Bills drawn by the Honourable Colonel Hopson, Governor of Nova Scotia, on Christ'r Kilby Esquire, Agent for the said Province, in the Month of November, 1752."

"97. Copy of the Memorial of the Officers of the several Corps doing Duty in Nova Scotia, dated (fn. 1) November, 1752."

"98. Copy of a Survey of a Quantity of Salt Pork in His Majesty's Stores, supplied by Messieurs Aptharp and Hancock of Boston."

"99. Copy of a Cartel for the Exchange of Deserters, published at Halifax, 8 November, 1752."

"100. Nova Scotia Council Records, from the 22 October, to the 4 December, 1752."

"101. Nova Scotia Records of the General Court (on the Crown Side) of Halifax, on the last Tuesday in October, 1752."

"102. Extract of a Letter from Colonel Hopson, Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Board of Trade, dated at Halifax, 10 December, 1752."

"103. Copy of a Letter from the Board of Trade to Colonel Hopson, Governor of Nova Scotia, dated 22 December, 1752.

"104. An Accompt of the several Sums of Money that have been granted by Parliament, for Support of His Majesty's Colony of Nova Scotia; and how the same have been applied."

"105. A distinct Accompt of the Annual Expense of the Civil Establishment of His Majesty's Province of Nova Scotia."

"106. A distinct Accompt of the Annual Expense of the Military Establishment of His Majesty's Province of Nova Scotia."

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

Du Plestis against Attorn. Gen.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause, wherein Rose Du Plessis is Appellant, and Sir Dudley Ryder Knight, His Majesty's Attorney General, is 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 Martis, decimum tertium diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 13o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Litch & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Morton.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Leven.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Bath.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Temple.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Guilford.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Quennington Common Fields to enclose, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, enclosing, and reducing into Severalty, the Lands in the Common Fields, Common Grounds, Pasture or Feeding Grounds, and all other the Lands lying Open, in the Parish of Quennington, in the County of Gloucester," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Bill, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

State of National Debt delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Dawson, from the Exchequer, attended:"

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to the Address of this House, of the 21st of February last,

"A State of the National Debt, provided or unprovided for by Parliament, as it stood on the 31st December 1751, and the 11th of January 1753, N. S.; together with an Accompt of the Produce of the Sinking Fund in that Year, and to the Payment of what Debts, contracted before the 25th of December 1716, the said Fund hath been applied."

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the Title thereof being read, by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table.

Inge's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Theodore William Inge Esquire to make Building Leases of Part of his settled Estate, situate in or near Birmingham, in the County of Warwick."

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

D. Somerset.
D. Bedford.
D. Argyll.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
D. Dorset.
E. Lincoln.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Litchfield.
E. Morton.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Loudoun.
E. Findlater.
E. Leven.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Hyndford.
E. Oxford.
E. Halifax.
E. Pomfret.
E. Bath.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Temple.
E. Hertford.
E. Guilford.
Vis. Fauconberg.
L. Abp. York.
L. B. Durham.
L. B. Rochester.
L. B. Worcester.
L. B. Chichester.
L. B. Bath & Wells.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. Ward.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Foley.
L. Romney.
L. Ducie.
L. Raymond.
L. Montfort.
L. Sandys.
L. Anson.
L. Ravensworth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Wednesday the 28th Instant, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Motion to shorten the Committee.

And it being moved, "That the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees on Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee on the said Bill may meet on an earlier Day, in regard the Session is far advanced:"

Ordered, That the said Motion be taken into Consideration To-morrow; and that the Lords be summoned.

D Beaufort's Privilege; Complaint against Price, for disturbing the Possession of an Estate in Glamorganshire, referred to Committe.

Complaint being made to the House, of a Breach of the Privilege of the Duke of Beaufort, by Gryffyd Price of Penllyrgore Esquire, in entering a Cottage belonging to his Grace, threatening his Tenant, and ordering Two Trees belonging to his Grace, which had been cut down for building a Beast-house for the said Tenant, to be cut to Pieces; and in ordering several young Oak Trees, on his Grace's Waste, near Cadle Bridge, in the County of Glamorgan, to be cut down; and also by William Rees Labourer, in cutting to Pieces the said Trees, lying on his Grace's Lands for building the said Beast-house:

It is Ordered, That the Matter of the said Complaint be referred to the Consideration of the Lords Committees for Privileges; whose Lordships are to meet on Monday the 26th of this Instant March; and that the said Gryffyd Price and William Rees do then attend the said Committee.

Quare's Petition for a Bill to sell Brain's Share of New Jersey, referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Daniel Quare Esquire, and Benjamin Brain Quare, his Eldest Son by Elizabeth Quare his late Wife, deceased; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to enable them to sell their Propriety and Shares of the Province of East New Jersey, in America, for the Payment of Debts:

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. Justice Clive; 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.

Chadwick's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Evelyn Chadwicke Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife, on Behalf of themselves, and for and on the Behalf of James Mansfield Evelyn, Elizabeth and Georgiana Chadwicke, their Infant Children; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for making Building Leases of certain Messuages and Tenements, in the Parishes of St. James, Westminster, and Saint Martin in the Fields, in the County of Middlesex:

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. Justice Clive; 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.

Leicester Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from the Borough of Leicester, in the County of Leicester, to the Town of Ashby de la Zouche, in the said County."

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. Lane and Mr. Waple:

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

Du Plessis against Attorney General;

Counsel (according to Order) were called in, and fully heard, in the Cause wherein Rose Du Plessis is Appellant, and Sir Dudley Ryder Knight, His Majesty's Attorney General, is Respondent.

And being withdrawn:

The following Question was put to the Judges; videlicet,

Question to the Judges:

"Whether the legal Disability of an Alien to hold Lands be a Penalty or Forfeiture?"

Accordingly the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, having conferred with Mr. Justice Wright, the other Judge present, delivered their Opinion;

"That the legal Disability of an Alien to hold Lands is not a Penalty or Forfeiture."

Whereupon the following Order and Judgement was made; (videlicet,)

Judgement.

"After hearing Counsel, as well on Friday last as Yesterday and this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Rose Du Plessis, One of the Defendants to an Information in His Majesty's Court of Exchequer at Westminster, wherein Sir Dudley Ryder Knight, His Majesty's Attorney General, was Informant, and the said Rose Du Plessis, Henrietta Rosa Peregrina Hare (an Infant of Six Years of Age); George Payne Esquire, Ebenezer Briggs, Ann Hare Baroness Dowager of Colerane, Robert Knight and Lydia his Wife, and Ann Rogers, were Defendants; complaining of an Order of the said Court of Exchequer, of the 12th Day of February 1752, for over-ruling the Appellant's Demurrer, to Part of the said Information; and praying, That the said Order might be reversed; and her said Demurrer allowed; and that she might not be compelled to answer any of the Matters in the said Information contained, to which she had demurred; or that this House would make such other Order in the Premises as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom should seem meet: As also upon the Answer of His Majesty's said Attorney General put in to the said Appeal; and hearing the unanimous Opinion of the Judges present, on a Question to them proposed; and due Consideration and Debate had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause: It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the said Order of the Court of Exchequer therein complained of be, and the same is hereby, affirmed."

Sir Cyril Wich's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Cyril Wich Baronet, John Mathews Gentleman, William Wilson Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife, on Behalf of themselves and Catherine Wilson and Elizabeth Wilson their Infant Children, and of John Turton Doctor of Physick and Mary his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for confirming the Partition of certain Estates in Yorkshire, and the Allotments thereby made to the Petitioners, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench and the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer; 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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 14o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Home.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Leven.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Bath.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Leinster.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Small's Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Sale of an undivided Share of Tithes in the Isle of Wight, settled on John Foyle Small, Mary Small his Wife, and John Small their Son, an Infant; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of an Estate, in the County of Gloucester, to be settled to the same Uses," was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Bill, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Low's Petition for a Bill of Divorce, referred to a Committee.

A Petition of Samuel Low, of The Middle Temple, Esquire, was presented, and read; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for dissolving his Marriage with Elizabeth Rogers; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.

And it being moved, "In regard the Residence of the Petitioner and his said Wife is in Ireland, and that the Petitioner may make Application to the Parliament there for Relief; that the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of a Committee."

Ordered, That the Lords following be appointed a Committee, to consider of the said Petition; and report what they shall think proper thereupon to the House; (videlicet,)

L. Chamberlain.
D. St. Albans.
D. Argyll.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Dorset.
E. Northampton.
E. Berkeley.
E. Morton.
E. Home.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Loudoun.
E. Findlater.
E. Leven.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E. Hyndford.
E. Halifax.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Bath.
E. Fitzwilliam.
Vis. Fauconberg.
Vis. Leinster.
L. Abp. Cant.
L. B. Rochester.
L. B. Worcester.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. Chester.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. Delawarr.
L. Willoughby P.
L. Ward.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Bathurst.
L. Ducie.
L. Raymond.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Feversham.
L. Archer.
L. Vere.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Friday next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Knightley's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Valentine Knightley, of Fawsley in the County of Northampton, Esquire, and Richard Knightley, of Newport Pond in the County of Essex, Clerk; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for Exchange of Estates, 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. Justice Clive; 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.

Tyers against Walton.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Jonathan Tyers; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Exchequer, of the 24th of February last, made in a Cause wherein Philip Walton Clerk was Plaintiff, and the Appellant Defendant; and praying, "That the same may be reversed; and that the Appellant may have such Relief as to this House in their great Wisdom shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the said Philip Walton may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and he is hereby required to put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 28th Day of this Instant March.

Sutherland against Scot & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Captain John Sutherland of Forse, for himself and in Behalf of the Majority of the Freeholders of the County of Caithness, who held the Annual Meeting of the said County, at Michaelmas 1752; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 2d of February last; and also of another Interlocutor of the same Lords, of the 2d of this Instant March, whereby they adhered to their former Interlocutor, made on the Behalf of Captain John Scot, Sir Robert Gordon Baronet, and Peter Hay; and praying, "That the said Interlocutors may be reversed; and that the Appellant may have such other Relief as to this House in their great Wisdom and Justice shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Scot, Sir Robert Gordon, and Peter Hay, 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 Wednesday the 11th Day of April next; and that Service of this Order upon any One of their Procurators or Agents before the Court of Session in Scotland be deemed good Service.

Quennington Common Fields to enclose, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, enclosing, and reducing into Severalty, the Lands in the Common Fields, Common Grounds, Pasture or Feeding Grounds, and all other the Lands lying Open, in the Parish of Quennington, in the County of Gloucester."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative (fn. 2) .

Ennever, Leave for a Bill of Drvorce:

Upon reading the Petition of John Ennever Gentleman; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to dissolve his Marriage with Mary Cornwell; 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, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.

Bill read.

Accordingly the Earl of Findlater presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Ennever Gentleman with Mary Cornwell 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 2d Time on this Day Fortnight, being the 28th Day of this Instant March, and Notice thereof affixed on the Doors of this House; and the Lords to be summoned; and that the said John Ennever 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 Mary Cornwell 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 said Bill, at that Time.

Lords added to Committee on E. of Donegall's Bill.

Ordered, That all Lords who have been present this Session, and not named of the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled; "An Act for enabling the Trustees of the Right Honourable Arthur Earl of Donegall in the Kingdom of Ireland to make Leases of the said Earl's Estate, at the Town of Belfast, in the said Kingdom of Ireland, for Three Lives, or Ninety-nine Years, or such other Leases or Grants as are therein mentioned, in order to promote and encourage the rebuilding of the said Town," stands committed, be added to the said Committee.

Inge's Bill; Committee thortened.

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees on Private Bills, so far as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Theodore William Inge Esquire to make Building Leases of Part of his settled Estate, situate in or near Birmingham, in the County of Warwick," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard the Session of Parliament is far advanced:

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be so far dispensed with, in this Case, as that the Committee may meet, to consider of the said Bill, on Monday next.

Address to His Majesty for the Parliament office to be repaired, and the House belonging to it to be rebuilt.

The House being moved, "That the Report made by the Officers of His Majesty's Board of Works, in Pursuance of an Order of this House, directing them to survey the State and Condition of The Parliamentoffice, and the House thereto belonging, and lay an Account of the same before their Lordships, might be read."

The same was read accordingly, as follows:

"In Obedience to an Order of the Right Honour able the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled.

"The Officers of His Majesty's Board of Works have surveyed The Parliament-office; and find it to be a substantial old Stone Building, but wants some Repairs.

"The Lower Story of the said Building has been used for a Kitchen and Scullery; which, they apprehend, should not be there, but added to The Parliament-office.

"The House adjoining to the said Office they find to be an old Timber Building; and so ruinous, that they think it not adviseable to lay out any Money to repair it.

"Whitehall, Office of His Majesty's Works, February 13th, 1753."

"Henry Finch.
Tho. Ripley.
H. Flitcroft.
Wm. Oram.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, "To desire that His Majesty will be graciously pleased to give Directions to the said Officers of the Board of Works, to make such Repairs to The Parliament-office as shall be found necessary; and to re-build the House belonging thereto, which is now in a ruinous Condition; and to make the same fitting and convenient, for the Use of the Clerks of this House; and that His Majesty will also be graciously pleased to give Directions, that the Copies of the Journals of this House, which were lodged by the late Clerk Assistant in a Room adjoining to and for the Use of the House, may be continued there, upon some reasonable Gratuity to be given to his Executrix for the same."

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 Veneris, decimum sextum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 16o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Leven.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Temple.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Leinster.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Sutherland against Scot & al.

The Answer of Captain John Scot, Sir Robert Gordon Baronet, and Peter Hay of Leyes Esquire, to the Appeal of Captain John Sutherland of Forse, was brought in.

Small's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of an undivided Share of Tithes, in the Isle of Wight, settled on John Foyle Small, Mary Small his Wife, and John Small their Son, an Infant; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of an Estate, in the County of Gloucester, to be settled to the same Uses."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Spicer and Mr. Montague:

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

Heron Syke to Kirkby in Kendal, Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for widening and repairing the High Road leading from Heron Syke, which divides the Counties of Lancaster and Westmorland, to the Town of Kirkby in Kendall, and from the said Town of Kirkby in Kendall, through the Town of Shapp, to Emont Bridge, in the said County of Westmorland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Exeter Port to open for Importation of Irish Wool; Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Francis Drake and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for opening the Port of Exeter, for the Importation of Wool and Woollen Yarn from Ireland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return Pusey's Exchange Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling a Yearly Rent on the Rector of Pusey, in the County of Berks, and his Successors, in Lieu of his Tithes and Part of his Glebe; and vesting the said Tithes and Glebe in John Allen Pusey Esquire and his Heirs;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Ramsay Irvine against Irvine & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Alexander Ramsay Irvine of Saphock; complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 20th of November 1751, the 26th of June 1752, and the 2d of March 1753; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or amended; and that such other Relief may be given the Appellant as to this House in their great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that Alexander Irvine, John Irvine, Sir Alexander Ramsay, and Christian Keith, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Alexander Irvine, John Irvine, Sir Alexander Ramsay, and Christian Keith, may have a Copy or Copies of the said Appeal; and are hereby required to put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the Thirteenth Day of April next; and that Service of this Order upon any of their Procurators or Agents before the Court of Session in Scotland be deemed good Service.

Respondents peremptorily to answer Sinclair's Appeal.

The House was informed, "That Sir William Dalrymple, Elizabeth and Jean Dalrymples, and their respective Husbands Thomas Hamilton of Fallay and George Reid Merchant in Edinburgh, Hugh, Gustavus, Katharine, Christian, and Margaret Dalrymples, Captain Jacob Moodie Husband to the said Katharine, and John Sinclair Younger of Freswick Advocate, Husband to the said Margaret, had not put in their Answer to the Appeal of Sidney Sinclair Widow, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose."

And thereupon an Affidavit of Alexander Cunnynghame, One of the Clerks to His Majesty's Signet, of the due Service of the said Order, being read:

Ordered, That the said Respondents do peremptorily put in their Answer to the said Appeal in a Week.

Schweighauser & al. Nat. Bill:

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to naturalize John James Schweighauser and David Girard;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Petition of Von Hohendorff, to be added to it.

Upon reading the Petition of Christian Von Hohendorff; praying that his Name may be inserted in the said Bill:

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table, till the said Bill be read a 2d Time.

Canswick alias Watlass Moor enclosing, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing Articles of Agreement, for enclosing and dividing Canswick alias Watlass Moor, in the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

To enlarge Paddington Church-yard, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Church-yard of the Parish of Paddington, in the County of Middlesex;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Constables, &c. Expenses to secure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better securing to Constables and others the Expenses of conveying Offenders to Gaol; and for allowing the Charges of poor Persons bound to give Evidence against Felons;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Quarantine Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to oblige Ships more effectually to perform their Quarantine; and for the better preventing the Plague being brought from Foreign Parts into Great Britain or Ireland, or the Isles of Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, Sark, or Man;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Four Bills were severally read the First Time.

Ordered, That the last mentioned Bill be printed.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 19o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Landavens.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Morton.
Comes Home.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Leven.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Hertford.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Bp. of Salisbury &. al. to sell Gilbert's Estates, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Gloucester, devised by the Will of Alice Gilbert Spinster, for raising Money, to discharge several Debts and Legacies; and for laying out the Surplus in the Purchase of Lands, to be settled to the Uses of her Will," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof; which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Inge's Bill.

The Lord Ward reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Theodore William Inge Esquire to make Building Leases of Part of his settled Estate, situate in or near Birmingham, in the County of Warwick," was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the same, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Constables, &c. Expenses to secure, Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better securing to Constables and others the Expenses of conveying Offenders to Gaol, and for allowing the Charges of poor Persons bound to give Evidence against Felons," be printed.

Heron Syke to Kirkby in Kendal Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for widening and repairing the high Road leading from Heron Syke, which divides the Counties of Lancaster and Westmorland, to the Town of Kirkby in Kendall, and from the said Town of Kirkby in Kendall, through the Town of Shapp, to Emont Bridge, in the said County of Westmorland."

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

D. Somerset.
D. Argyll.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Dorset.
E. Lincoln.
E. Northampton.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Rothes.
E. Morton.
E. Home.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Findlater.
E. Leven.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Hyndford.
E. Oxford.
E. Halifax.
E. Cowper.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Northumberland.
E. Egremont.
E. Temple.
E. Hertford.
Vis. Fauconberg.
L. Abp. Cant.
L. Abp. York.
L. B. Durham.
L. B. Worcester.
L. B. Chichester.
L. B. Sarum.
L. B. Lincoln.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. Bangor.
L. B. St. Asaph.
L. B. Landaff.
L. B. Norwich.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. Bristol.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Strange.
L. Ward.
L. Cathcart.
L. Hay.
L. Onslow.
L. Ducie.
L. Raymond.
L. Edgecumbe.
L. Sandys.
L. Anson.
L. Feversham.
L. Archer.
L. Vere.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Wednesday next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings; and to adjourn as they please.

Clandestine Marriages to prevent, Bill.

The Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench delivered to the House, pursuant to an Order of the 31st of January last, a Bill, prepared by the Judges, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing of Clandestine Marriages."

And the same was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

André and Sellon's Pertition to be added to Nat. Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of John Lewis André and Andrew Sellon; praying "That their Names may be inserted in the Bill now depending in this House, for naturalizing John James Schweighauser and David Girard:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table, till the said Bill be read a 2d Time.

Burton to Derby Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the West End of the Town of Burton upon Trent, in the County of Stafford, through the said Town, to the South End of the Town of Derby, in the County of Derby;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Persons sworn, in order to their Naturalization.

Christian Von Hohendorff, John Lewis André, and Andrew Sellon, took the Oaths appointed, in order to their Naturalization.

Schweighauser & al. Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to naturalize John James Schweighhauser and David Girard."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Lords Committees before named:

Any Five; to meet at the usual Time and Place, on Wednesday next.

Ordered, That the Petition of Christian Von Hohendorff, and the Petition of John Lewis André and Andrew Sellon, praying that their Names may be inserted in the said Bill, be referred to the said Committee.

Canswick alias Watlass Moor to enclose, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing Articles of Agreement, for enclosing and dividing Canswick alias Watlass Moor, in the County of York."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the same Committee:

Any Five; to meet at the usual Time and Place, on Friday next.

To enlarge Paddington Church-yard, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Church-yard of the Parish of Paddington, in the County of Middlesex."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the same Committee:

Any Five; to meet at the usual Time and Place, on this Day Sevennight.

Exeter Port to open for Importation of Irish Wool, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for opening the Port of Exeter, for the Importation of Wool and Woollen Yarn from Ireland."

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

Charles Hay to enter into Recognizance for James Hay.

The House being moved, "That Charles Hay of Cursitor's Street London Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for James Hay, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House; he residing in Scotland."

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 20o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Morton.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Leven.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Bath.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Temple.
Comes Hertford.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Leinster.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Inge's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Theodore William Inge Esquire to make Building Leases of Part of his settled Estate, situate in or near Birmingham, in the County of Warwick."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Bp. of Salisbury & al. to sell Gilbert's Estates, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Gloucester, devised by the Will of Alice Gilbert Spinster, for raising Money, to discharge several Debts and Legacies; and for laying out the Surplus in the Purchase of Lands, to be settled to the Uses of her Will."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with the preceding Bills.

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

To carry down the said Bills, and desire their Concurrence to them.

From Burton to Derby Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the West End of the Town of Burton upon Trent, in the County of Stafford, through the said Town, to the South End of the Town of Derby, in the County of Derby."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following:

D. Bedford.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Dorset.
M. Rockingham.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Litchfield.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Coventry.
E. Jersey.
E. Morton.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Findlater.
E. Leven.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Hyndford.
E. Oxford.
E. Halifax.
E. Bath.
E. Brooke.
E. Buckinghamshire.
E. Temple.
E. Hertford.
Vis. Fauconberg.
Vis. Leinster.
Vis. Folkestone.
L. B. Durham.
L. B. Rochester.
L. B. Worcester.
L. B. Chichester.
L. B. Bath & Wells.
L. B. Lincoln.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. Bangor.
L. B. St. Asaph.
L. B. Bristol.
L. B. Chester.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. Delawarr.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Strange.
L. Ward.
L. Cathcart.
L. Hay.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Romney.
L. Ducie.
L. Raymond.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Feversham.
L. Archer.
L. Vere.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet To-morrow, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Clarke against E. Home; et è contra.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Jacobina Clarke is Appellant, and William Earl of Home and others are Respondents, et è contra:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Monday the 2d Day of April next.

Brodie to enter into Recognizance for Captain Sutherland.

The House being moved, "That Alexander Brodie Esquire may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Captain John Sutherland, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he being in Scotland:"

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

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

1 Sic.
2 There is no Entry of a Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to this Bill; it received the Royal Assent the 17th of April. Vide Journals of H. C. Vol. XXVI. p; 675. b.