House of Lords Journal Volume 28
May 1753, 1-10

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May 1753, 1-10

DIE Martis, 1o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Landavens.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Morton.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Leven.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Bath.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Egremont.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Gordon against His Majesty's Advocate.

The Answer of His Majesty's Advocate, to the Appeal of Captain John Gordon, Second Son of Sir James Gordon of Park, was brought in:

Mercer against His Majesty's Advocate.

As was also, the Answer of His Majesty's Advocate, to the Appeal of Charles Mercer, Second Son of Sir Lawrence Mercer of Aldie, deceased.

St. George Hanover Square Poor, &c. Bill.

The Lord Ward reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor in the Parish of Saint George Hanover Square, within the Liberty of the City of Westminster; and for cleansing the Streets, and repairing the Highways, within the said Parish," 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."

Fitzroy Sendamore's Bill.

The Lord Cornwallis reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower the Guardians of Frances Fitz Roy Scudamore, an Infant, to make Building Leases of her Estate in Southwark, in the County of Surry," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; 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.

Hexham Commons to enclose, Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and dividing certain Wastes and Commons, in the Manor of Hexham, in the County of Northumberland," 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; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Berwick Road, Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from the Turnpike Road at Buckton Burn, in the County of Durham, through Berwick upon Tweed, to Lammerton Hill; and also several other Roads therein mentioned, lying in the said County, and within the Liberties of the said Town of Berwick," 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."

Hampstead and Highgate Road, Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury likewise reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue and render more effectual several Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Highways leading to Highgate Gatehouse and Hampstead, and other Roads in the said Acts mentioned, in the County of Middlesex," 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."

Manning's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the undivided Moieties of divers Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Suffolk, the settled Estate of Mathew Manning Doctor in Physick, for raising Money, to discharge a Mortgage Debt affecting the same; and for laying out the Surplus thereof in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses therein mentioned."

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. Bennet and Mr. Sawyer:

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

Merceragainst His Majesty's Advocate.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Charles Mercer is Appellant, and His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland is Respondent:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Tuesday the 8th Day of this Instant May.

Banbury to Edge Hill Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to widen and repair the Road from The Guide Post, near the End of Drayton Lane, near Banbury, in the County of Oxford, to the House called The Sun Rising, at the Top of Edge Hill, in the County of Warwick."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Chichester Poor, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor; and for enlightening the Streets, Passages, and Open Places, within the City of Chichester, and several Places adjoining thereto, and the Close within the said City."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Justices Clerks Fees, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the settling and ascertaining the Fees to be taken by Clerks to Justices of the Peace."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Livingstoun to Glasgow Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roadsfrom Livingstoun, by the Kirk of Shotts, to the City of Glasgow, and by the Town of Hamilton, to the Town of Strathaven."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Eastlech Martin Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for exchanging, dividing, enclosing, and reducing into Severalty, the Lands, Common Grounds, Pastures, Feeding Grounds, and other the Lands and Grounds, lying and being in the Manor and Parish of Eastlech Martin, otherwise Botherup, in the County of Gloucester; and for making a Recompense and Compensation to the Rector, in Lieu of his Tithes and Glebe Lands."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Exeter Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending several Roads leading from the City of Exeter."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Allen & al. to sell Fowler's Estate, Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising Money, by Sale of the Estates late of Hugh Fowler, of Robestone in the County of Pembroke, Esquire, deceased, to discharge the Debts and Encumbrances affecting the same; and for making a Partition of such Estates, or so much thereof as shall not be sold, for the Purposes aforesaid."

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

D. Bedford.
D. Argyll.
D. Newcastle.
D. Dorset.
E. Warwick.
E. Cardigan.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Coventry.
E. Poulet.
E. Morton.
E. Louderdale.
E. Loudoun.
E. Findlater.
E. Leven.
E. Hyndford.
E. Bath.
E. Buckinghamshire.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Egremont.
L. Abp. Cant.
L. B. Durham.
L. B. Rochester.
L. B. Sarum.
L. B. Bath & Wells.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. Bangor.
L. B. St. Asaph.
L. B. Landaff.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Ward.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Cathcart.
L. Masham.
L. Foley.
L. Onslow.
L. Cadogan.
L. Ducie.
L. Montfort.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Vere.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Wednesday the 16th Day of this 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 Time of Meeting of the Committee.

And it being moved, "That the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the said Committee 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 the Lords to be summoned.

Ipswich to Cleydon, &c. Road, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Cordell Firebrace and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and making more effectual Two Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Road leading from Ipswich to Cleydon, in the County of Suffolk, and other Roads in the said Acts mentioned; and for repairing the Road from Cleydon aforesaid, to Coddenham Beacon, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H C. to return Rodatz Nat. Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Christian Maurice Rodatz;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Halifax and other Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Kighley to Wakefield and Halifax, and from Dudley Hill to Killinghall, and the South West Corner of Harrogate Enclosures; and more effectually to repair the Roads from Leeds to Halifax, and Bowling Lane, and Little Horton Lane; and for building a Bridge over the River Wharf, at Poole, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

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

Shepton Malet and Ivelchster Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads therein mentioned, leading to and from the Towns of Shepton Malet and Ivelchester, in the County of Somerset."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Middlewich, &c. Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Spann Smithy, in the Township of Elton, through the Town of Middlewich, and by Spittle Hill in Stanthorn to Winsford Bridge, and from Spittle Hill to the Town of Northwich, in the County Palatine of Chester."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Felton Common Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common called Felton Common, in the Parish of Felton, in the County of Northumberland."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Greenwich Poor, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor, in the Parish of East Greenwich, in the County of Kent; and for repairing the Highways and cleansing the Streets thereof;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Clandestine Marriages to prevent, Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill for the better preventing of Clandestine Marriages, be read the 3d Time on Thursday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Fieragh to enter into a Recognizance for Poe

The House being moved, "That Gregory Fieragh of London Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Thomas Poe Esquire, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he residing in Ireland:"

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

Poe and Purefoy against Gore:

The House being informed, "That Patrick Keaghran attended, in order to deliver in Copies of certain Pleadings and Proceedings, relating to a Cause depending in this House, wherein Thomas Poe Esquire and Martha Purefoy are Appellants, and Booth Gore Esquire is Respondent:"

Pleadings proved.

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

And then he withdrew.

Message from H. C. to return Knight's Bill for Sale of Plompton's Estate.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting One Undivided Fourth Part of Elizabeth Knight of and in divers Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of York, late the Estate of Robert Plompton Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to sell the same, for the Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Kieghley to Kirkby in Kendal Road, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Conyers Darcy Comptroller of the Household and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing, amending, and widening, the Road from Kieghley, in the West Riding of the County of York, to Kirkby in Kendal, in the County of Westmorland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Oldstreet Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from The Stone's End near Shoreditch Church, to the Centre of the Bridge in Old Street, and through Old Street, in the Parish of Saint Luke, Middlesex, to the West End of the said Street, next the Pavement in Goswell Street;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were severally read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 2o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Morton.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Leven.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Ker.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Temple.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Leinster.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

St. George Hanover Square Poor, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor, in the Parish of Saint George Hanover Square, within the Liberty of the City of Westminster; and for cleansing the Streets, and repairing the Highways, within the said Parish."

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. Sawyer:

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

Allen & al. to sell Fowler's Estate, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order of this House, 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 for raising Money, by the Sale of the Estates late of Hugh Fowler, of Robestone in the County of Pembroke, Esquire, deceased, to discharge the Debts and Encumbrances affecting the same; and for making a Partition of such Estates, or so much thereof as shall not be sold, for the Purposes aforesaid," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard the Session 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 Tuesday next.

Fitzroy Scudamore's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower the Guardians of Frances Fitz Roy Scudamore, an Infant, to make Building Leases of her Estate, in Southwark, in the County of Surry."

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 the former Messengers:

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

Hampstead and Highgate Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue and render more effectual several Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Highways leading to Highgate Gatehouse and Hampstead, and other Roads in the said Acts mentioned, in the County of Middlesex."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Hexham Common to enclose, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and dividing certain Wastes and Commons, in the Manor of Hexham, in the County of Northumberland."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Berwick Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from the Turnpike Road at Buckton Burn, in the County of Durham, through Berwick upon Tweed, to Lammerton Hill; and also the several other Roads therein mentioned, lying in the said County, and within the Liberties of the said Town of Berwick."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

And Messages were severally ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

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

Mr. Pitt and the Rector of Stratfield Sea Exchange, Bill.

The Earl of Litchfield reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming an Agreement between George Pitt Esquire, and the Rector of the Church of Stratfield Sea, in the County of Southampton, for Exchange of Lands in the said Parish; and to enable the said George Pitt to take down the present and erect a new Parish Church there; and for making Roads to the said Church," 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."

Mr. Croft and Prebendary Stillington Exchange, Bill

The Earl of Litchfield also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing an Exchange agreed upon, between the Prebendary of the Prebend of Stillington and Stephen Croft Esquire, of certain Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of York," was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; 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."

Rawstorn's Bill.

The Earl of Litchfield likewise reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate late of William Rawstorn Esquire, at Basseldon, in the County of Berks, in Trustees, to sell the same; and to lay out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of another Estate, to be settled to the Uses of his 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.

Low's Divorce Bill.

Whereas To-morrow is appointed, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Samuel Low Esquire with Elizabeth Rogers his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same:

It is Ordered, That the Second Reading of the said Bill, and the Hearing of Counsel for and against the same, be put off till Saturday next.

Preston Pans Duty on Beer, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for laying a Duty of Two Penny Scots, or a Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Scots Pint of Ale and Beer, which shall be brewed for Sale, brought into, tapped, or sold, within the Town and Parish of Preston Pans, in the Shire of East Lothian, otherwise Haddingtoun, for repairing the Harbour of the said Town, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

His Majesty's Advocate against Mary Drummond.

After hearing Counsel in Part, upon the Petition and Appeal of William Grant Esquire, His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, to which Mary Drummond is Respondent:

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 3o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Landavens.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Morton.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Leven.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Ker.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cavendish.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Keighley to Kirkby in Kendal, Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing, amending, and widening, the Road from Keighley, in the West Riding of the County of York, to Kirkby in Kendal, in the County of Westmorland."

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

D. Beaufort.
D. Bedford.
D. Argyll.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
D. Dorset.
E. Lincoln.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Westmorland.
E. Sandwich.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Litchfield.
E. Plymouth.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Morton.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Findlater.
E. Leven.
E. Hyndford.
E. Oxford.
E. Halifax.
E. Ker.
E. Fitzwalter.
E. Buckinghamshire.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Northumberland.
E. Egremont.
E. Temple.
V. Fauconberg.
L. Abp. York.
L. B. Durham.
L. B. Rochester.
L. B. Oxford.
L. B. Worcester.
L. B. Chichester.
L. B. Sarum.
L. B. Bath & Wells.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. Bangor.
L. B. St. Asaph.
L. B. Landaff.
L. B. Norwich.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Cavendish.
L. Ward.
L. Berkeley Str.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Cathcart.
L. Montjoy.
L. Masham.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Cadogan.
L. Ducie.
L. Monson.
L. Montfort.
L. Fortescue.
L. Anson.
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.

Cluke's Bill for Sale of the Advowson of Long Ditton.

The Lord Ward reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Advowson of Long Ditton, in the County of Surry, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the same Uses; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," 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.

Knightley's Bill.

The Lord Ward also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Lands and Hereditaments, Part of the settled Estate of Valentine Knightley Esquire, in the County of Northampton, in the said Valentine (fn. 1) Knigthley and his Heirs; and for settling other Estates, in the same County, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof," 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.

Preston Pans Duty on Beer, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for laying a Duty of Two Penny Scots, or a Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Scots, Pint of Ale and Beer, which shall be brewed for Sale, brought into, tapped, or sold, within the Town and Parish of Preston Pans, in the Shire of East Lothian, otherwise Haddingtoun, for repairing the Harbour of the said Town; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Rawstorn's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate late of William Rawstorn Esquire, at Basselden, in the County of Berks, in Trustees, to sell the same; and to lay out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of another Estate, to be settled to the Uses of his Will."

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. Bennet and Mr. Waple:

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

His Majesty's Advocate against Mary Drummond:

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of William Grant Esquire, His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, on Behalf of His Majesty; complaining of an Interlocutor and Decree of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 11th of July 1752, made on the Behalf of Mary Drummond, only Sister of John Drummond, attained, taking upon himself the Style and Title of Lord John Drummond, upon a Claim given in by the said Mary Drummond before the Court of Session; claiming, amongst other Things, the Sum of Forty Thousand Merks Scots, and the Annual Rent or Interest thereof, by virtue of a Marriage Contract, dated the 5th of August 1706; and praying, "That the same might be reversed; and that the Appellant might have such Relief as to this House should seem fit:" As also upon the Answer of the said Mary Drummond put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutor reversed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutor and Decree complained of in the said Appeal be, and the same is hereby, reversed: And it is further Ordered, That the Claim given in before the said Court of Session, on Behalf of the Respondent, so far as the same relates to the said Forty Thousand Merks Scots, and the Annual Rent or Interest thereof, be, and the same is hereby, dismissed.

Greenwich Poor, &c. Bill; The King's Consent to it signified.

The Duke of Newcastle acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, having been apprized of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor, in the Parish of East Greenwich, in the County of Kent; and for repairing the Highways, and cleaning the Streets thereof," was pleased to consent (so far as the Interest of the Crown was concerned) that their Lordships may proceed thereupon as they shall think fit."

Then the said Bill was read a Second Time.

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

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

Meynell'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 confirming the Will of Littleton Pointz Meynell Esquire, deceased; and for making Provision for Godfrey Meynell Esquire, his Eldest Son and Heir, and Judith Meynell his Daughter; and for enabling Hugo Meynell Esquire his Second Son and Devisee, to make a Jointure, during his Minority; and for vesting Part of the Estates of the said Littleton Pointz Meynell in Trustees, to be sold; and for settling the Residue thereof to the Uses therein mentioned," stands committed, be added thereto.

Tyers against Walton; a short Day for hearing the Appeal.

A Petition of Jonathan Tyers, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, in which Philip Walton Clerk is Respondent, was presented, and read; setting forth, "That the Question to be determined on this Appeal, is, "In what Manner, and at what Time, Tithe Hops are to be set out;" and that it will be the greatest Prejudice to the Parties, and to all other Planters of Hops, and Persons entitled to the Tithe of Hops, and a Loss to the Revenue, in case the same be not heard this Session;" and therefore praying, That a short Day may be appointed, for hearing thereof."

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

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Tuesday the 15th Instant.

Clardestine Marriages to prevent, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the 3d Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing of Clandestine Marriages:"

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the 3d Time To-morrow; and the Lords to be summoned.

Corn Bounty, Bill.

The Order of the Day, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for allowing Interest upon certain Debentures for the Bounty granted on the Exportation of Corn," being read:

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

Tobacco, fraudulent removal of, to prevent, Bill.

The Order of the Day, for the House to be in a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually preventing the fraudulent Removal of Tobacco by Land or Water; and for the Ease of the fair Trader in Tobacco; and for ascertaining the Rates payable for the Portage of certain Letters; and for amending and explaining the Laws relating to the Sale of Spirituous Liquors, by Retail," being read:

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee on the said Bill, To-morrow.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Cause which stands for Tomorrow, be put off till Monday next; and the other Causes removed in Course.

Ipswich to Cleydon Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and making more effectual Two Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Road leading from Ipswich to Cleydon, in the County of Suffolk, and other Roads in the said Acts mentioned; and for repairing the Road from Cleydon aforesaid to Coddenham Beacon, in the said County."

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

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

Old Street Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from The Stones End, near Shoreditch Church, to the Centre of the Bridge in Old Street Road, and through Old Street, in the Parish of Saint Luke Middlesex, to the West End of the said Street, next the Pavement in Goswell Street."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Mr. Crost and Prebendary of Stilkington Exchange, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing an Exchange agreed upon between the Prebendary of the Prebend of Stillington and Stephen Croft Esquire, of certain Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of York."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Mr. Pitt and Rector of Stratfield Sea, Exchange, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming an Agreement between George Pitt Esquire and the Rector of the Church of Stratfieldsea, in the County of Southampton, for Exchange of Lands in the said Parish; and to enable the said George Pitt to take down the present, and erect a new, Parish Church there; and for making Roads to the said Church."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

And Messages were severally ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 4o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shastesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Starbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Morton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Bath.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Guilford.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cavendish.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Bernard.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

L. Barnard takes his Seat.

This Day Henry Lord Barnard sat first in Parliament, after the Death of his Father Gilbert Lord Barnard; having first, at the Table, taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Huntingdon shire Roads, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord (fn. 2) Carysfoot and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road leading from Oundle in the County of Northampton, to Alconbury cum Weston in the County of Huntingdon, from Barnwell in the said County of Northampton, to Alconbury cum Weston aforesaid, and from the Mile Brook in Hamerton, to Wood Lane End, next the Parish of Great Gidding, in the said County of Huntingdon;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Encouraging Silk Manufactures, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for encouraging the Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom; and for se curing the Duties payable upon the Importation of Velvets, Wrought Silks, and Silks mixed with other Materials not manufactured in Great Britain;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Glastothbury and Wells Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from Pipers Inn, in the Parish of Ashcott, in the County of Somerset, to and through Glaston, otherwise Glastonbury, and Wells, to the Direction or White Post in the great Western Road to the City of Bath, and also from Wells to Rush Hili, leading to the City of Bristol;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Dunchurch to Mereden Hill Road, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Charles Mordaunt and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue and render more effectual Two Acts of Parliament, One passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, and the other passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Dunchurch to the Bottom of Mereden Hill, in the County of Warwick; and for repairing the Road from the Bottom of Mereden Hill aforesaid to Stone Bridge, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Doncaster to Borough Bridge Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and make more effectual an Act passed in the Fourteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing the Roads from Doncaster, through Ferrybridge, to the South Side of Tadcaster Cross; and also from Ferrybridge to Weatherby, and from thence to Boroughbridge, in the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Five Bills were severally read the First Time.

Chalwicke's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Evelyn Chadwicke Esquire and his Wife, and their Issue, to make Building Leases of Part of his settled Estate, in the Parishes of Saint James Westminster and Saint Martin in the Fields;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Latchmore's Name to Frye, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling John Latchmore and his Issue to take and use the Surname of Frye;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Knight ley's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Lands and Hereditaments, Part of the settled Estate of Valentine Knightley Esquire, in the County of Northampton, in the said Valentine Knightley and his Heirs; and for settling other Estates, in the same County, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Clarke's Bill for Sale of the Advowson of Long Ditton:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Advowson of Long Ditton, in the County of Surry, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the same Uses; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. with the Two preceding Bills.

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

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

Keighley to Kirkhy in Kendal Road, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing, amending, and widening, the Road from Keighley, in the West Riding of the County of York, to Kirkby in Kendal, in the County of Westmorland," 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."

Leathley Common to enclose, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing an Agreement, for enclosing and dividing certain Common and Waste Ground, in the Manor of Leathley, in the County of York," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; 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."

Quare & al. to sell Brain's Share of New Jersey, Bill:

The Earl of Warwick also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Parts or Shares late belonging to Benjamin Brain Merchant, deceased, of and in One Twentyfourth Part of the Eastern Division of the Province of New Jersey, in America, in Trustees, to be sold, for the Purposes therein mentioned," 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.

Clandestine Marriages to prevent, Bill:

The Order of the Day being read, for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing of Clandestine Marriages:"

The said Bill was accordingly read the 3d Time.

After Debate;

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 the former Messengers:

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

Corn Bounty, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for allowing Interest upon certain Debentures for the Bounty granted on the Exportation of Corn."

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

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

Tobacco, fraudulent Removal of, to prevent, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually preventing the fraudulent Removal of Tobacco by Land or Water, and for the Ease of the fair Trader in Tobacco; and for ascertaining the Rates payable for the Portage of certain Letters; and for amending and explaining the Laws relating to the Sale of Spirituous Liquors by Retail."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Preston Pans, Duty on Beer, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or a Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Scots Pint of Ale and Beer, which shall be brewed for Sale, brought into, tapped, or sold, within the Town and Parish of Preston Pans, in the Shire of East Lothian, otherwise Haddingtoun, for repairing the Harbour of the said Town; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

D. Beaufort.
D. Bedford.
D. Argyll.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
E. Lincoln.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Sandwich.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Litchfield.
E. Plymouth.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Coventry.
E. Jersey.
E. Poulet.
E. Morton.
E. Loudoun.
E. Findlater.
E. Hyndford.
E. Oxford.
E. Halifax.
E. Fitzwalter.
E. Bath.
E. Buckinghamshire.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Northumberland.
E. Egremont.
E. Guilford.
V. Fauconberg.
V. Folkestone.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. B. Rochester.
L. B. Oxford.
L. B. Chichester.
L. B. Sarum.
L. B. Bath & Wells.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. Bangor.
L. B. St. Asaph.
L. B. Norwich.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Cavendish.
L. Ward.
L. Berkeley Sir.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Bernard.
L. Cathcart.
L. Masham.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Cadogan.
L. Ducie.
L. Monson.
L. Montfort.
L. Sandys.
L. Fortescue.
L. Anson.
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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Sabbati, 5o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Portland.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Viscount Leinster.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Keighley to Kirkby in Kendal, Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing, amending, and widening, the Road from Keighley, in the West Riding of the County of York, to Kirkby in Kendal, in the County of Westmorland."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Leathley Common to enclose, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing an Agreement, for enclosing and dividing certain Common and Waste Ground, in the Manor of Leathley, in the County of York."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Tobacco, fraudulent Removal of, to prevent, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually preventing the fraudulent Removal of Tobacco by Land or Water, and for the Ease of the fair Trader in Tobacco; and for ascertaining the Rates payable for the Portage of certain Letters; and for amending and explaining the Laws relating to the Sale of Spirituous Liquors by Retail."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Preston Pans, Duty on Beer, Bill.

The Earl of Findlater reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for laying a Duty of Two Penny Scots, or a Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Scots Pint of Ale and Beer, which shall be brewed for Sale, brought into, tapped, or sold, within the Town and Parish of Preston Pans, in the Shire of East Lothian, otherwise Haddingtoun, for repairing the Harbour of the said Town; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," 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."

Craigie's Bill.

The Earl of Findlater also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Craigie of Dunbarnie Esquire to sell Lands in the County of Perth; and lay out the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of Lands contiguous to other Lands of the said John Craigie, in the County of Fife; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," 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 made some Amendments thereto."

Which Amendments, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

H. Grubbe's Bill.

The Lord Ducie reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower William Hunt Grubbe Esquire to make Leases of certain Estates, in the County of Wilts; and for vesting the Monies arising by Fines to be received for such Leases in Trustees, for the Purposes therein mentioned," 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."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Huntingdonshire Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road leading from Oundle in the County of Northampton, to Alconbury cum Weston in the County of Huntingdon, from Barnwell in the said County of Northampton, to Alconbury cum Weston aforesaid, and from The Mile Brook in Hamerton to Wood Lane End, next the Parish of Great Gidding, in the said County of Huntingdon."

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

D. Portland.
E. Northampton.
E. Sandwich.
E. Findlater.
E. Hyndford.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Egremont.
E. Temple.
V. Leinster.
Ld. Abp. York.
L. B. Bangor.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Masham.
L. Onslow.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.

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

Dunchurch to Mereden Hill Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue and render more effectual Two Acts of Parliament, One passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, and the other passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Dunchurch to the Bottom of Mereden Hill, in the County of Warwick; and for repairing the Road from the Bottom of Mereden Hill aforesaid to Stone Bridge, in the said County."

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

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

Glastonbury and Wells Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from Pipers Inn, in the Parish of Ashcott, in the County of Somerset, to and through Glaston, otherwise Glastonbury, and Wells, to the Direction or White Post in the great Western Road to the City of Bath, and also from Wells to Rush Hill, leading to the City of Bristol."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Doncaster to Borough Bridge Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and make more effectual an Act passed in the Fourteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing the Roads from Doncaster, through Ferrybridge, to the South Side of Tadcaster Cross, and also from Ferrybridge to Weatherby, and from thence to Boroughbridge, in the County of York."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Silk Manufactures, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for encouraging the Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom; and for securing the Duties payable upon the Importation of Velvets, Wrought Silks, and Silks mixed with other Materials, not manufactured in Great Britain."

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

Shipwrecked Goods, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enforcing the Laws against Persons who shall steal or detain shipwrecked Goods; and for the Relief of Persons suffering Losses thereby."

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

Low's Divorce, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Samuel Low Esquire with Elizabeth Rogers his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and for hearing Counsel, for and against the same:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And the said Bill was read a Second Time.

But no Counsel appearing for Mrs. Low:

Edward Rogers was called; to prove Service of the Order for giving her Notice of this Proceeding; and, being sworn, informed the House, "That he served her personally with a Copy of the Bill and the Order of Notice, and read the same to her, on the 25th of April last."

And then he was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Forrester, Counsel for the Bill, was heard, to make out the Allegations of the Bill; and called,

Alexander Singleton; who, being sworn, produced a Certificate of the Marriage, dated the 7th of June 1740, taken from the Register-book of the Parish of Saint Mary Le Strand; and attested the same to be a true Extract, he having examined it with the said Registerbook.

And the same was read.

And then he withdrew.

Next, Richard Bryan was called in; and, being sworn, gave the House an Account of Mrs. Low's Elopement from her Husband's House, at Higginstown, in the County of Westmeath in Ireland, with Mr. Richard Low his (the Witness's) Master, on the 3d of June 1744; and of her taking Cloaths and some Plate with her; and of their agreeing to take Shipping at Dundalk, where he left them; and that his Master did not return Home again till Christmas in the same Year 1744.

He is directed to withdraw.

Then Edward Clancy was called; and, being sworn, gave the House an Account, "That, in the Year 1750, he embarked from Dublin, with the said Mrs. Low and one John Cullen a Lieutenant in a Regiment on the Irish Establishment; that they were driven to Beaumaris in Wales, and went from thence to Chester, and from thence to Market Weeden in Yorkshire; and that, during the Course of the Voyage, he has often seen the said Lieutenant Cullen and Mrs. Low in Bed together; and that she went by the Name of Cullen."

He is directed to withdraw.

Then Jane Leighton was called; and, being sworn, gave the House an Account, "That she let a Lodging at Market Weeden, in Yorkshire, to the said Lieutenant Cullen and Mrs. Lowe; and that they had but One Room, with One Bed in it; and that she has seen them in Bed together."

And then she withdrew.

Then Thomas Adderley was called in; and, being sworn, produced the Original Definitive Sentence of Divorce from Bed and Board, against the said Mrs. Low, for Adultery with the said Richard Low and John Cullen; and read the same.

Which done;

The Counsel was directed to withdraw.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 7o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Landavens.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Ancaster.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Morton.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Egremont.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Leinster.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Shepton Malet and Ilchester Road, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads therein mentioned, leading to and from the Towns of Shepton Malet and Ivelchester, in the County of Somerset," 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."

Halifax Road, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Kighley to Wakefield and Halifax, and from Dudley Hill to Killinghall and the South West Corner of Harrogate Enclosures; and more effectually to repair the Roads from Leeds to Halifax, and Bowling Lane, and Little Horton Lane; and for building a Bridge over the River Wharf, at Poole, in the West Riding of the County of York," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Middlewich Road, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham likewise reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Span Smithy, in the Township of Elton, through the Town of Middlewich, and by Spittle Hill in Stanthorn to Winsford Bridge, and from Spittle Hill to the Town of Northwich, in the County Palatine of Chester," 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."

H. Grubbe's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower William Hunt Grubbe Esquire to make Leases of certain Estates, in the County of Wilts; and for vesting the Monies arising by Fines to be received for such Leases in Trustees, for the Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Quare & al. to sell Braine's Share of New Jersey, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Parts or Shares late belonging to Benjamin Brain Merchant, deceased, of and in One Twentyfourth Part of the Eastern Division of the Province of New Jersey, in America, in Trustees, to be sold, for the Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Craigie's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Craigie of Dunbarnie Esquire to sell Lands, in the County of Perth, and lay out the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of Lands contiguous to other Lands of the said John Craigie, in the County of Fife; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. with the Three preceding Bills.

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

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

Preston Pans, Duty on Beer, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for laying a Duty of Two Penny Scots, or a Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Scots Pint of Ale and Beer, which shall be brewed for Sale, brought into, tapped, or sold, within the Town and Parish of Preston Pans, in the Shire of East Lothian, otherwise Haddingtown, for repairing the Harbour of the said Town; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

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

Wines, from the Out-Ports, to pay the London Duty, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent Wines imported into any of the Out Ports of this Kingdom, being afterwards brought into the Port of London, or Parts adjacent, without paying the London Duty;' to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Linen Manufactory in The Highlands, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for encouraging and improving the Manufactory of Linen in The Highlands of Scotland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Window Lights in Scotland, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual levying of the Duties upon Windows or Lights in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Stockton and Darlington Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining, amending, and making more effectual, Two Acts of Parliament; One, passed in the Twentieth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for repairing the High Road leading from the Town of Stockton upon Tees, in the County of Durham, to Darlington, and from thence, through Winstone, to Bernard Castle, in the said County;" and the other, passed in the Twenty-second Year of His said Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by the said First-mentioned Act; and for the effectual amending of the said Road;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Glasgow, Roads leading to it, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing several Roads leading into the City of Glasgow;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hill-morton Common Fields, to enclose, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Charles Mordaunt and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Ground, in the Manor and Parish of Hill-morton, in the County of Warwick;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Six Bills were severally read the First Time.

Low's Divorce, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Samuel Low Esquire with Elizabeth Rogers, his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

His Majesty's Advocate and Carmichael against Dick.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein William Grant Esquire, His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, on Behalf of His Majesty, and James Carmichael Clerk to the Signet, are Appellants, and Robert Dick Respondent:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be adjourned till To-morrow; and that the Cause wherein Charles Mercer is Appellant, and His Majesty's Advocate Respondent, which stands for Tomorrow, be put off to Wednesday; and the other Causes removed in Course.

Ashby de la Zouch, to Tutbury, Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from Ashby de la Zouch, in the County of Leicester, through Burton upon Trent, in the County of Stafford, and to The Cock in Tutbury; in the said County."

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

D. Argyll.
D. Ancaster.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Holdernesse.
E. Coventry.
E. Poulet.
E. Morton.
E. Findlater.
E. Hyndford.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Egremont.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Leinster.
Ld. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Ward.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Cathcart.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Sandys.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 8o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Granville, Præses.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Egremont.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Bernard.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Low's Divorce, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Samuel Low Esquire with Elizabeth Rogers his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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. Lane and Mr. Waple:

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

Old Street Road, Bill:

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from The Stones End, near Shoreditch Church, to the Center of the Bridge in Old Street, and through Old Street, in the Parish of Saint Luke, Middlesex, to the West End of the said Street, next the Pavement in Goswell Street," 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.

Greenwich Poor, Bill:

The Earl of Warwick also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor, in the Parish of East Greenwich, in the County of Kent; and for repairing the Highways and cleansing the Streets thereof," 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."

Ipswich to Cleydon, Road, Bill:

The Lord Cornwallis reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and making more effectual Two Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Road leading from Ipswich to Cleydon, in the County of Suffolk, and other Roads in the said Acts mentioned; and for repairing the Road from Gleydon aforesaid to Coddenham Beacon, 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."

Huntingdonshire Road, Bill:

The Lord Cornwallis also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road leading from Oundle in the County of Northampton, to Alconbury cunt Weston in the County of Huntingdon, from Barnwell in the said County of Northampton, to Alconbury cum Weston aforesaid, and from The Mile Brook in Hamerton to Wood Lane End, next the Parish of Great Gidding, in the said County of Huntingdon," 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."

Shepton Malet and Ilchester Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads therein mentioned, leading to and from the Towns of Shepton Malet and Ivelchester, in the County of Somerset."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Halifax Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Kighley to Wakefield and Halifax, and from Dudley Hill to Killinghall and the South West Corner of Harrogate Enclosures; and more effectually to repair the Roads from Leeds to Halifax, and Bowling Lane, and Little Horton Lane; and for building a Bridge over the River Wharf, at Poole, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Middlewich Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Spann Smithy, in the Township of Elton, through the Town of Middlewich, and by Spittle Hill in Stanthorn to Winsford Bridge, and from Spittle Hill to the Town of Northwich, in the County Palatine of Chester."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

And Messages were severally ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

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

Message from thence, to return Morton Pleydell's Bill;

A Message was brought from the House of Commons; by Mr. Prowse and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate of Edmund Morton Pleydell Esquire in Trustees, to settle the same, pursuant to an Agreement made previous to the Marriage of Edmund Morton Pleydell the Younger Esquire with Ann his Wife; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Headlam's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing and rendering effectual certain Articles, for the Sale of the Manor, or reputed Manor, and divers Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, at Kexby, in the County of York, late the Estate of Charles Headlam Esquire, deceased; and for vesting the undivided Third Part or Share of Ann Headlam Spinster, an Infant, of and in the said Manor and Premises, in Trustees, in Trust, to convey the same pursuant to the said Articles; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with One Amendment, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

E. Ashburnham's Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of an Estate at Bretherton, in the County of Lancaster, pursuant to the Will of John late Earl of Ashburnham, deceased; and for the Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the Consideration thereof be referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Justice Clive; who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned therein; and, after hearing them, and perusing a Copy of the Bill attested by the Clerk of the Parliaments, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon under their Hands.

River Dee, Navigation, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons; by Mr. Warburton and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming an Agreement, entered into between the Company of Proprietors of the Undertaking for recovering and preserving the Navigation of the River Dee and Sir John Glynne Baronet, Lord of the Manor of Hawarden, and several Freeholders and Occupiers of Land within the said Manor; and for explaining and amending Three several Acts of Parliament, of the Sixth, Fourteenth, and Seventeenth Years of His present Majesty's Reign, for recovering and preserving the Navigation of the said River Dee;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

His Majesty's Advocate and Carmichael against Dick.

After hearing Counsel further, in the Cause wherein William Grant Esquire, His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, on Behalf of His Majesty, and James Carmichael Clerk to the Signet, are Appellants, and Robert Dick Respondent:

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

Causes removed.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Charles Mercer is Appellant, and His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland is Respondent, which stands for To-morrow, be put off till Friday; and the other Causes removed in Course.

His Majesty's Consent to E. Ashburnham's Bill.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, having been apprized of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of an Estate at Bretherton, in the County of Lancaster, pursuant to the Will of John late Earl of Ashburnham deceased, and for the Purposes therein mentioned," was pleased to consent (as far as the Interest of the Crown is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Felton Common, to enclose, Bill.

The Lord Chancellor also acquainted the House, That His Majesty, having been apprized of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common called Felton Common, in the Parish of Felton, in the County of Northumberland," was pleased to consent (as far as the Interest of the Crown is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Levant Trade, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging and regulating the Trade into The Levant Seas:"

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee on the said Bill, To-morrow.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 9o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Guilford.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cavendish.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Feversham.

PRAYERS.

Mercer against His Majesty's Advocate.

Ordered, That the Judges do attend this House on Friday next, upon hearing the Cause wherein Charles Mercer is Appellant, and His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland is Respondent.

His Majesty's Advocate and Carmichael against Dick:

After hearing Counsel, as well on Monday last as Yesterday and this Day, upon 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 the 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 might be reversed; and that the Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the 25th of November 1752, preferring the said Appellant James Carmichael to the Stipends in Question, might be affirmed; and that such other Relief might be granted the Appellants as to this House in their great Wisdom should seem meet:" As also upon the Answer of Robert Dick put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors reversed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutors of the 29th of July 1752, and 2d of March 1753, be, and the same are hereby, reversed: And it is hereby further Ordered and Adjudged, That the said Interlocutor of the 25th of November 1752 be, and the same is hereby, affirmed.

Registering the Number of People, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for taking and registering an Annual Account of the total Number of People, and the total Number of Marriages, Births, and Deaths, and also of the total Number of Poor receiving Alms, from every Parish and Extra-parochial Place in Great Britain;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Licensing Alehouses, to regulate, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for regulating the Manner of licensing Ale-houses in that Part of Great Britain called England; and for the more easy convicting Persons selling Ale and other Liquors without License;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Queen's Ferry to Perth, &c. Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from the North Queen's Ferry, through the Towns of Inverkeithing and Kinross, to the Town of Perth; and also the Road from the said Queen's Ferry to the Towns of Dumfermline, Torryburn, and Culross; and also the Road from the said Queen's Ferry, through Inverkeithing, to Bruntisland and Kirkaldie;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were each read the First Time:

And the Two First were ordered to be printed.

Allen, for Sale of Fowler's Estate, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising Money, by Sale of the Estates late of Hugh Fowler, of Robestone in the County of Pembroke, Esquire, deceased, to discharge the Debts and Encumbrances affecting the same; and for making a Partition of such Estates, or so much thereof as shall not be sold, for the Purposes aforesaid," 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.

Doncaster to Borough Bridge Road, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and make more effectual an Act passed in the Fourteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing the Roads from Doncaster, through Ferrybridge, to the South Side of Tadcaster Cross; and also from Ferrybridge to Weatherby, and from thence to Boroughbridge, in the County of York," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Dunchurch to Mereden Hill Road, Bill.

The Lord Sandys likewise reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue and render more effectual Two Acts of Parliament, One passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, and the other passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Dunchurch to the Bottom of Mereden Hill, in the County of Warwick; and for repairing the Road from the Bottom of Mereden Hill aforesaid to Stone Bridge, 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."

Glastonbury and Wells Road, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from Pipers Inn, in the Parish of Ashcott, in the County of Somerset, to and through Glaston, otherwise Glastonbury, and Wells, to the Direction or White Post in the great Western Road to the City of Bath; and also from Wells to Rush Hill, leading to the City of Bristol," 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."

Ashby do la Zouch to Tutbury Road, Bill.

The Lord Sandys likewise reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from Ashby de la Zouch in the County of Leicester, through Burton upon Trent in the County of Stafford, and to The Cock in Tutbury, 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."

Levant Trade, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging and regulating the Trade into The Levant Seas."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Stockton and Darlington Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining, amending, and making more effectual, Two Acts of Parliament; One, passed in the Twentieth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for repairing the High Road leading from the Town of Stockton upon Tees, in the County of Durham, to Darlington, and from thence, through Winstone, to Bernard Castle, in the said County;" and the other, passed in the Twenty-second Year of His said Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by the said First-mentioned Act; and for the effectual amending of the said Road."

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

D. Grafton.
D. Argyll.
D. Newcastle.
E. Lincoln.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Poulet.
E. Loudoun.
E. Findlater.
E. Hyndford.
E. Oxford.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Egremont.
E. Harcourt.
E. Guilford.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ld. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Sarum.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Cavendish.
L. Ward.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Cathcart.
L. Cadogan.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.
L. Feversham.

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.

Glasgow, Roads leading into it, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing several Roads leading into the City of Glasgow."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Hill-morton Common, to enclose, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Ground, in the Manor and Parish of Hill-morton, in the County of Warwick."

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

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

River Dee, Navigation of, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming an Agreement, entered into between the Company of Proprietors of the Undertaking for recovering and preserving the Navigation of the River Dee and Sir John Glynne Baronet, Lord of the Manor of Hawarden, and several Freeholders and Occupiers of Land within the said Manor; and for explaining and amending Three several Acts of Parliament, of the Sixth, Fourteenth, and Seventeenth Years of His present Majesty's Reign, for recovering and preserving the Navigation of the said River Dee."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet To-morrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Wines, from the Out-ports, to pay the London Duty, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent Wines, imported into any of the Out-ports of this Kingdom, being afterwards brought into the Port of London, or Parts adjacent, without paying the London Duty."

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

Window Lights in Scotland, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual levying of the Duties upon Windows, or Lights, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland."

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

Linen Manufacture in The Highlands, to encourage, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for encouraging and improving the Manufactory of Linen in The Highlands of Scotland."

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

Headlam's Bill.

The House took into Consideration the Amendment made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing and rendering effectual certain Articles, for the Sale of the Manor, or reputed Manor, and divers Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, at Kexby, in the County of York, late the Estate of Charles Headlam Esquire, deceased; and for vesting the undivided Third Part or Share of Ann Headlam Spinster, an Infant, of and in the said Manor and Premises, in Trustees, in Trust, to convey the same pursuant to the said Articles; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 10o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Landavens.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cavendish.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Bernard.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Directors of the S. S. Company to reduce the Number of, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for reducing the Number of Directors of the Corporation of the Governor and Company of Merchants of Great Britain trading to The South Seas, and other Parts of America; and for encouraging the Fishery; and for regulating the Election of the Governors and Directors of the said Company;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Meynell's Bill: Special Report.

The Lord Cavendish reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for confirming the Will of Littleton Pointz Meynell Esquire, deceased; and for making Provision for Godfrey Meynell Esquire his Eldest Son and Heir, and Judith Meynell his Daughter; and for enabling Hugo Meynell Esquire, his Second Son and Devisee, to make a Jointure during his Minority; and for vesting Part of the Estates of the said Littleton Pointz Meynell in Trustees, to be sold; and for settling the Residue thereof to the Uses therein mentioned," was committed: "That the Committee have met, and considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, and have found the same to be true; and, on the Examination of Mr. John Alsop (who, by the Direction of Mrs. Elizabeth Meynell Mother of Littleton Pointz Meynel Esquire, and Abel Alleyne Esquire Brother of Mrs. Judith Meynell Wife of the said Littleton Pointz Meynell, drew the Marriage Settlement mentioned in the Bill, which was intended to be in Pursuance of Articles made previous to the Marriage) it appeared to the Committee, that the said Settlement was intended to secure the Estates therein mentioned to the Heirs Male of that Marriage, incapable of being barred by Mr. Meynell: And it likewise appeared to the Committee, on perusing the Will of the said Mr. Meynell, that he gave (subject to some Mortgages, Annuities, Debts, and Encumbrances) all his Estates Real and Personal, and all that he should die possessed of, and all that he should die entitled to, under what Shape and under what Denomination soever, unto his Second Son Hugo Meynell, with full Power to dispose of the same by Will or otherwise; that all Parties concerned have given their Consents to the Bill, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee have gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto."

Which Report was read by the Clerk.

And the said Amendments, being read a 2d Time, were agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

River Dee, Navigation, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming an Agreement, entered into between the Company of Proprietors of the Undertaking for recovering and preserving the Navigation of the River Dee and Sir John Glynne Baronet, Lord of the Manor of Hawarden, and several Freeholders and Occupiers of Land within the said Manor; and for explaining and amending Three several Acts of Parliament, of the Sixth, Fourteenth, and Seventeenth, Years of His present Majesty's Reign, for recovering and preserving the Navigation of the said River Dee," 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."

Stockton and Darlington Road, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining, amending, and making more effectual, Two Acts of Parliament, One passed in the Twentieth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for repairing the High Road leading from the Town of Stockton upon Tees, in the County of Durham, to Darlington, and from thence, through Winstone, to Bernard Castle, in the said County; and the other passed in the Twenty-second Year of His said Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by the said first mentioned Act, and for the effectual amending of the said Road," 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."

Glasgow Roads, leading to, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick likewise reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing several Roads leading into the City of Glasgow," 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."

Allen, for Sale of Fowler's Estate, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising Money by Sale of the Estates late of Hugh Fowler, of Robestone in the County of Pembroke, Esquire, deceased, to discharge the Debts and Encumbrances affecting the same; and for making a Partition of such Estates, or so much thereof as shall not be sold, for the Purposes aforesaid."

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. Allen and Mr. Spicer:

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

Ipswich to Cleydon, Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and making more effectual Two Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Road leading from Ipswich to Cleydon, in the County of Suffolk, and other Roads in the said Acts mentioned; and for repairing the Road from Cleydon aforesaid to Coddenham Beacon, in the said County."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Huntingdonshire Roads, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road leading from Oundle in the County of Northampton, to Alconbury cum Weston in the County of Huntingdon, from Barnwell in the said County of Northampton, to Alconbury cum Weston aforesaid, and from the Mile Brook in Hamerton, to Wood Lane End, next the Parish of Great Gidding, in the said County of Huntingdon."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Levant Trade; Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging and regulating the Trade into The Levant Seas."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Old Street Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from The Stones End, near Shoreditch Church, to the Centre of the Bridge in Old Street, and through Old Street, in the Parish of Saint Luke, Middlesex, to the West End of the said Street, next the Pavement in Goswell Street."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Glastonbury and Wells Road, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from Pipers Inn, in the Parish of Ashcott, in the County of Somerset, to and through Glaston, otherwise Glastonbery, and Wells, to the Direction or White Post, in the great Western Road to the City of Bath, and also from Wells to Rush Hill, leading to the City of Bristol."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Ashby de la Zouch Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from Ashby de la Zouch in the County of Leicester, through Burton upon Trent in the County of Stafford, and to The Cock in Tutbury in the said County."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Doncaster to Borough Bridge Road, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and make more effectual, an Act passed in the Fourteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing the Roads from Doncaster, through Ferrybridge, to the South Side of Tadcaster Cross, and also from Ferrybridge to Weatherby, and from thence to Boroughbridge, in the County of York."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Greenwich, &c. Poor, Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor in the Parish of East Greenwich, in the County of Kent; and for repairing the Highways and cleansing the Streets thereof."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Dunchurch Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue and render more effectual Two Acts of Parliament; one passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, and the other passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Dunchurch, to the Bottom of Mereden Hill, in the County of Warwick; and for repairing the Road from the Bottom of Mereden Hill aforesaid to Stone Bridge, in the said County."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Queen's Ferry to Perth, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from The North Queen's Ferry, through the Towns of Inverkeithing and Kinross, to the Town of Perth; and also the Road from the said Queen's Ferry, to the Towns of Dumfermline, Torryburn, and Culross; and also the Road from the said Queen's Ferry, through Inverkeithing, to Brunsisland and Kirkaldie."

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

D. Ancaster.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
D. Dorset.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Cardigan.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Jersey.
E. Poulet.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Findlater.
E. Oxford.
E. Halifax.
E. Temple.
E. Harcourt.
Viscount Fauconberg.
L. Bp. Sarum.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Cavendish.
L. Ward.
L. Berkeley Str.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Bernard.
L. Bathurst.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.
L. Anson.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Feversham.
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.

Corn Bounty, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for allowing Interest upon certain Debentures for the Bounty granted on the Exportation of Corn."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Silk Manufactures, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for encouraging the Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom; and for securing the Duties payable upon the Importation of Velvets, Wrought Silks, and Silks mixed with other Materials, not manufactured in Great Britain."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Wines from the Out Ports, to pay the London Duty, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent Wines imported into any of the Out Ports of this Kingdom, being afterwards brought into the Port of London, or Parts adjacent, without paying the London Duty."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Window Lights in Scotland, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual levying of the Duties upon Windows, or Lights, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Northallerton to Thirsk Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for widening and repairing the High Road leading from Northallerton, to the South Wall of the Church-yard of the Town of Thirsk, and from the South-East End of the Street called Finkell Street, in Thirsk aforesaid, to and through the Town of Easingwold, in the County of York, to a Place called Burton Stone, near the City of York; and also the Road from Thirsk aforesaid to Topcliffe, in the North Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return Ennever's Divoice Bill.

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

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

Linen Manufacture Highland, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for encouraging and improving the Manufactory of Linen in The Highlands of Scotland."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Shipwrecked Goods, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enforcing the Laws against Persons who shall steal or detain shipwrecked Goods; and for the Relief of Persons suffering Losses thereby."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Sandys reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto."

Which Amendment, being read Twice by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House, and is as follows:

"At the End of the Bill, add,

"Provided, That nothing in this Act contained shall extend, or be construed to extend, to that Part of Great Britain called Scotland."

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

1 Origin, Knigtley.
2 Sic.