House of Lords Journal Volume 28
November 1753

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 28: November 1753', Journal of the House of Lords volume 28: 1753-1756 (1767-1830), pp. 161-170. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114364 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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November 1753

Anno 27o Georgii Secundi.

DIE Jovis, 15o Novembris, 1753.

DIE Jovis, 15o Novembris, 1753, Annoque Regni Serenissimi Domini Nostri Georgii Secundi, Dei Gratia, Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, & Hib'niæ Regis, Fidei Defensoris, &c. Vicesimo Septimo, in quem Diem hæc Septima Sessio Parliamenti, per separales Prorogationes, continuata fuerat, in Superiori Domo Parliamenti Magnæ Britanniæ apud Westmonaster convenere, Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum Nomina subscribuntur, & præsentes fuerunt:

REX.

Dux Cumberland.

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Glocestriens.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Granville, Præses.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
March. Lothian.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Ker.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Temple.
Comes Cornwallis.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cavendish.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Talbot.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Vere.

The King present:

His Majesty, being seated on the Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended by His Officers of State; the Duke of Cumberland (in his Robes) sitting in his Place on His Majesty's Left Hand (the Lords being also in their Robes); the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod received His Majesty's Commands to let the Commons know, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure, that they attend Him immediately, in this House."

Who being come, with their Speaker; His Majesty spake as follows; videlicet,

His Majesty's Speech.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"I have called you together as early as your Attendance upon your private Affairs would admit; and I am confident that you are all met with the best Dispositions to give such Application and Dispatch to the Business of this Session, as may be most conducive to the publick Utility. The Events of this Year have not made it necessary for Me to offer any Thing in particular to your Consideration relating to Foreign Affairs. The Continuance of the publick Tranquillity, and the general State of Europe, remain upon the same Foot as when we last parted; and you may be assured of My Steadiness in pursuing the most effectual Measures to preserve to My People the Blessings of Peace.

"Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"I have nothing to ask of you but the necessary Supplies for the ordinary Services of the ensuing Year, and such as have already been under your Consideration. I have ordered Estimates to be laid before you; and, from the Experience I have had of your constant Regard for My Honour, and the Security as well as Ease of your Fellow Subjects, I entertain no Doubt of your making the proper Provisions for these Purposes.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"I am sorry to be obliged again to mention to you a Subject which reflects Dishonour upon the Nation, as well as creates great Danger and Mischief to My good Subjects: It is with the utmost Regret I observe that the horrid Crimes of Robbery and Murder are, of late, rather increased than diminished. I am sensible that Works of Reformation are not to be effected at once; but every body should contribute their best Endeavours: And let me earnestly recommend it to you, to continue your serious Attention to this important Object. Whatsoever shall be found expedient, either in this or any other respect, for the Welfare and Happiness of My People, shall meet with My hearty Concurrence and Support."

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire; and the Commons withdrew.

PRAYERS.

E. Cornwallis introduced:

Charles Lord Cornwallis being, by Letters Patent, dated the 30th Day of June in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, created Viscount Brome in the County of Suffolk, and Earl Cornwallis, was this Day (in his Robes) introduced, between the Earl of Bristol and the Earl of Ashburnham (also in their Robes); the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, and the Lord Great Chamberlain of England, preceding.

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

His Writ of Summons was also read, as follows:

His Writ of Summons.

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

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

"Yorke & Yorke."

Then his Lordship took the Oaths, at the Table; and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; and was afterwards placed on the lower End of the Earls Bench.

E. of Huntingdon takes his Seat.

This Day Francis Earl of Huntingdon sat first in Parliament, after the Death of his Father Theophilus Earl of Huntingdon; having, at the Table, first taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

E. of Pomfret takes his Seat.

This Day George Earl of Pomfret sat first in Parliament, after the Death of his Father Thomas Earl of Pomfret; having, at the Table, first taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Select Vestries, regulating, Bill.

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

The Lord Chancellor reported His Majesty's Speech.

And the same being read by the Clerk:

Order for an Address:

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

"Gratefully to acknowledge His Majesty's constant Attention to the Welfare and Happiness of His People, particularly in His Royal Care to preserve to them the Blessings of Peace; and to express our just Considence in His pursuing the most effectual Measures for that Purpose.

"To declare, That nothing shall be wanting, on our Part, to enforce and add Vigour to the Laws for suppressing the horrid Crimes of Robbery and Murder, now become so frequent; and to bring about that Reformation which His Majesty has so graciously recommended.

"To assure His Majesty, That the publick Utility shall be our Rule, in carrying on the Business of this Session; and that the Support of His Government, the Continuance and Glory of His auspicious Reign, and the Maintenance of the Protestant Succession in His Royal Family, are the invariable Objects of our Wishes and Conduct."

Then the Lords following were appointed a Committee, to draw an Address pursuant to the said Order; and report to the House:

Ld. President.
L. Chamberlain.
D. Beaufort.
D. Newcastle.
M. Lothian.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Cardigan.
E. Carlisle.
E. Holdernesse.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Hyndford.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Fitzwilliam.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ld. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
Ld. Delawarr.
L. Willoughby P.
L. Cathcart.
L. Talbot.
L. Anson.
L. Vere.

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

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

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Delawarr reported from the said Committee, "That they had prepared an Address, pursuant to the foregoing Order."

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

Address.

"Most Gracious Sovereign,

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

"Every Opportunity of approaching Your Sacred Person furnishes us with new Matter for acknowledging Your Majesty's constant and unwearied Attention to the Welfare of Your Kingdoms, which is in no Instance more conspicuous than in Your Vigilance to preserve to them the Blessings of Peace. Our just Confidence in Your Majesty's pursuing the most effectual Measures for this Purpose is equal to those grateful Sentiments with which our Hearts are filled on this Occasion: The Honour and Security of the Nation both at Home and Abroad, the Maintenance of our Religion and Liberty, the Protection and Extension of our Commerce, and every Branch of the National Happiness, are the Objects of Your Royal Care, wisely and steadily exerted for the common Good of Your People.

"It gives us the utmost Concern, that it should be necessary for Your Majesty again to take Notice of the Increase of those horrid Crimes of Robbery and Murder, which are arrived at so great a Height. We are duly sensible that Your Majesty's Justice is never wanting, to protect the Innocent, and punish the Guilty; and it shall be our constant Endeavour, to enforce and add Vigour to the Laws for bringing such audacious and obstinate Offenders to Punishment. Your Majesty, like a true Father of Your People, has often graciously recommended to us the salutary Work of Reformation, which, though it proceeds too slowly, we will not fail to promote to the utmost of our Power.

"Nothing shall be wanting, on our Part, to answer Your Majesty's just Expectations, that the publick Utility shall be our Rule in carrying on the Business of this Session: And we humbly intreat Your Majesty to accept our strongest Assurances, that, as the Continuance of Your precious Life is the Subject of our ardent Wishes and Prayers; so the Support of Your Government, the Glory of Your auspicious Reign, and the Preservation of the Protestant Succession in Your Royal Family, are, and shall be, the invariable Principles and Aim of our Conduct."

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

Ordered, That the Lords with White Staves do wait on His Majesty, humbly to know what Time His Majesty will please to appoint, to be attended therewith.

Jews Naturalization Act, to repeal, Bill.

The House was moved, "That an Act passed the last Session, intituled, "An Act to permit Persons professing the Jewish Religion to be naturalized by Parliament, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," might be read."

And the same being read accordingly:

The Duke of Newcastle presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of an Act, of the Twenty-sixth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act to permit Persons professing the Jewish Religion to be naturalized by Parliament, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," as relates to the Naturalization of such Persons."

And the same was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Tuesday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Committee of Privileges.

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

Ld. Chancellor.
L. President.
L. Chamberlain.
D. Beaufort.
D. St. Albans.
D. Ancaster & Kest'n, Great Chamberlain Engl'd.
D. Newcastle.
D. Manchester.
M. Lothian.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Westmorland.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Sandwich.
E. Cardigan.
E. Carlisle.
E. Litchfield.
E. Holdernesse.
E. Coventry.
E. Poulet.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Rothes.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Hyndford.
E. Tankerville.
E. Bristol.
E. Sussex.
E. Cowper.
E. Pomfret.
E. Ker.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Northumberland.
E. Temple.
E. Cornwallis.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ld. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Hereford.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
Ld. Delawarr.
L. Willoughby P.
L. Cavendish.
L. Berkeley Str.
L. Cathcart.
L. Onslow.
L. Cadogan.
L. Talbot.
L. Montfort.
L. Anson.
L. Vere.

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

Committee for the Journal.

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

Ld. Chamberlain.
D. Beaufort.
D. St. Albans.
D. Manchester.
M. Lothian.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Sandwich.
E. Cardigan.
E. Carlisle.
E. Litchfield.
E. Coventry.
E. Poulet.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Hyndford.
E. Bristol.
E. Sussex.
E. Cowper.
E. Pomfret.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Northumberland.
E. Temple.
E. Cornwallis.
V. Falmouth.
Ld. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Hereford.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
Ld. Delawarr.
L. Willoughby P.
L. Cavendish.
L. Berkeley Str.
L. Cathcart.
L. Onslow.
L. Cadogan.
L. Talbot.
L. Montfort.
L. Anson.
L. Vere.

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

Stoppages in the Streets, Order to prevent.

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 16o Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Cornwallis.
Ds. Willoughby Par.

PRAYERS.

Maitland against Forbes.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Katharine Maitland, Sister German to Mr. Charles Maitland of Pittrichy Advocate, deceased; complaining of Part of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 13th of July 1753, and of an Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the 9th of August last, adhering thereto, made on the Behalf of Major Arthur Forbes; and praying, "That the same may be reversed; and that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House in their great Wisdom shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the said Arthur Forbes may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the 14th Day of December next; and Service of this Order upon any of his Procurators or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland shall be deemed good Service.

Rams. Irvine, to amend has Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition of Alexander Ramsay Irvine of Saphock; setting forth, "That the Dates of Two Interlocutors, mentioned in his Appeal, are mistaken;" and therefore praying, "That he may be at Liberty to amend the same, he amending the Respondent's Copy:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to amend his said Appeal, as desired.

Poe and Purefoy against Gore:

The House being informed, "That Garrett Drake attended, in order to deliver in Copies of certain 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, at the Bar, the said Copies; 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.

His Majesty to be attended with the Address.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 20o Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Glocestriens.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Granville, Præses.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
March. Lothian.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Ker.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Temple.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

King's Answer to the Address.

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

"My Lords,

"Nothing can be more agreeable to Me than this very dutiful and affectionate Address: I thank you for it. And, as My great Aim is your lasting Prosperity, be assured that the Confidence you repose in Me shall be made Use of for the Honour and true Interest of the Nation."

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

Accounts of prohibited E. I. Goods and Naval Stores delivered.

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

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

"The Return of the said Commissioners, with the Accounts of prohibited East India Goods and Naval Stores imported, from Michaelmas 1752, to Michaelmas 1753; and also an Account of prohibited East India Goods delivered out of the Warehouses, to be glazed, refreshed, &c. for the same Time."

And then they were directed to withdraw.

And the Titles of the said Accounts were read, by the Clerk; and are as follow:

"No 1. An Account of prohibited Goods remaining in the East India Warehouses in Saint Hellen's, in the Port of London, at Michaelmas 1752; also what brought in since, what exported, and what remained in the said Warehouses at Michaelmas 1753."

"No 2. An Account of East India prohibited Goods remaining in the East India Warehouses at Leadenhall and Fenchurch-Street, at Michaelmas 1752; what have since been brought in, what exported, as also what remained at Michaelmas 1753."

"No 3. An Account of prohibited East India Goods remaining in His Majesty's Warehouse in the Port of London at Michaelmas 1752; what have been since brought in, what exported, as also what remained at Michaelmas 1753."

"No 4. An Account of East India Goods, prohibited to be worn in this Kingdom, in the respective Warehouses in the Out Ports, at Michaelmas 1752; what have been since brought in, what exported, as also what remained at Michaelmas 1753."

"No 5. An Account of prohibited East India Goods, which have been delivered out of the Warehouses at Saint Hellens, Fen-Church-Street, LeadenhallStreet, and Custom-house, in the Port of London, at Michaelmas 1752, in order to be dyed, glazed, &c.; what has been returned, and what remained out of the said Warehouses at Michaelmas 1753."

"No 6. An Account of Naval Stores imported from Russia, into the Port of London, from Michaelmas 1752, to Michaelmas 1753."

"No 7. An Account of Naval Stores imported from Russia, into the Ports of England commonly called the Out Ports, from Michaelmas 1752, to Michaelmas 1753."

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

Douglas, to amend his Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition of William Douglass Esquire; praying Leave to amend his Appeal, by rectifying the Date of the Interlocutor therein complained of, which is mistaken; he amending the Respondent's Copy:

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to amend his said Appeal, as desired.

Jews Naturalization Act, to repeal, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of an Act, of the Twenty-sixth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act to permit Persons professing the Jewish Religion to be naturalized by Parliament, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," as relates to the Naturalization of such Persons."

The same was accordingly read a Second Time.

After Debate;

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

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Roger Bernard Esquire is Appellant, and Francis Woodley and John Dixon are Respondents, which is appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Monday next; and the other Cause removed in Course.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 21o Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Granville, Præses.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Manchester.
March. Lothian.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Temple.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Hay against His Majesty's Advocate.

The Answer of William Grant Esquire, His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, to the Appeal of James Hay Clerk to His Majesty's Signet, was brought in.

Poe and Purefoy against Gore:

The House being informed, "That Edward Clancy attended, in order to deliver in Copies of certain 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, at the Bar, the said Copies; 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.

Houghton against West & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Arthur Houghton of the County of Wexford in the Kingdom of Ireland Esquire; complaining of an Order of the Court of Exchequer in the said Kingdom, of the 1st of December 1752, made in a Cause wherein the Appellant was Plaintiff, and Ann West, James West, Sir Henry Tuite, Anthony Malone, and Edmund Malone, were Defendants; and also complaining of a Decree of the said Court, of the 11th of May 1744; and of Two Reports, of the 19th of April 1746, and 3d of May 1748; and also of several Orders, of the 15th of November 1746, 8th July 1748, 2d June 1749, 15th December and 5th February 1749, and 20th of June 1750, made in another Cause, wherein the said Ann West and James West were Plaintiffs, and Sir Henry Tuite, Richard Malone, and Thomas Magan, James Houghton the Appellant, Euphenia Houghton, Nicholas Loftus, and Francis Annesley, were Defendants; and praying, "That the same, or so much thereof respectively as affects the Appellant, may be reversed, or varied and rectified; and that this House will grant the Appellant such further and other Relief in the Premises as the Nature and Circumstances of the Case may require, and as their Lordships in their great Wisdom shall think proper; and that the said Ann West, James West, Sir Henry Tuite, Anthony Malone, and Edmond Malone, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Ann West, James West, Sir Henry Tuite, Anthony Malone, and Edmond Malone, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 26th Day of December next; and Service of this Order upon the respective Clerks in Court of the said Respondents in the said Court of Exchequer in Ireland shall be deemed good Service.

Respondent peremptorily to answer Douglass's Appeal.

The House was informed, "That Isobel Douglass had not put in her Answer to the Appeal of William Douglass Esquire, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose."

And thereupon an Affidavit of William Aytoun Writer in Edinburgh, of the due Service of the said Order, being read:

Ordered, That the said Respondent do peremptorily put in her Answer to the said Appeal in a Week.

Jews Naturalization Act, to repeal, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of an Act, of the Twenty-sixth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act to permit Persons professing the Jewish Religion to be naturalized by Parliament, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," as relates to the Naturalization of such Persons."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Warwick reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereunto."

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

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 22o Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Granville, Præses.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
March. Lothian.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Ker.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Temple.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Poe and Purefoy against Gore.

The Answer of Booth Gore Esquire, to the Appeal of Thomas Poe Esquire and Martha Purefoy, was brought in.

Hay against His Majesty's Advocate: Appeal dismissed, and Interlocutor affirmed.

A Petition of James Hay, Clerk to His Majesty's Signet, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, in which His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland is Respondent, was presented, and read; setting forth, "That the Petitioner is advised, by his Counsel, not to proceed any further on his said Appeal; this House having already determined the Point on which the Petitioner relied, in a Cause which was heard before their Lordships last Session; and therefore praying Leave to withdraw his said Appeal; or that their Lordships would make such other Order therein as to their Lordships shall seem meet."

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

And being withdrawn:

Ordered (by Consent of the Appellant's Agent), That the said Appeal be dismissed this House; and that the Interlocutor therein complained of be, and the same is hereby, affirmed.

Dagge to enter into a Recognizance for Maitland.

The House being moved, "That Mr. James Dagge may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Katherine Maitland, on account of her Appeal depending in this House; she residing in Scotland:"

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

Gordon against His Majesty's Advocate.

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

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the First Day for Causes after the Recess at Christmas.

Jews Naturalization Act, to repeal, Bill:

The Order of the Day being read, for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal an Act of the Twenty-sixth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act to permit Persons professing the Jewish Religion to be naturalized by Parliament; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

The said Bill was accordingly read the 3d Time.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Protest against it:

"Dissentient.

"Temple."

Message to H. C. with the Bill.

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

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Lunæ, vicesimum sextum diem instantis Novembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 26o Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Temple.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

L. Trevor takes his Seat.

This Day John Lord Trevor sat first in Parliament, after the Death of his Brother Thomas Lord Trevor; 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.

Hammersley, to enter into a Recognizance for Houghton.

The House being moved, "That Hugh Hammersley Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Arthur Houghton Esquire, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he residing in Ireland:"

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

Poe and Purefoy against Gore.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Thomas Poe Esquire and Martha Purefoy are Appellants, and Booth Gore Esquire is Respondent:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the Second Day for Causes after the Recess at Christmas.

Bernard against Woodley: Judges to attend.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Roger Bernard Esquire is Appellant, and Francis Woodley and John Dixon are Respondents, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off till Thursday next; and that the Judges do then attend; and that the other Cause be removed in Course.

Lords to be summoned.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House, To-morrow.

Time limited for Private Bills.

Ordered, That no Petition for a Private Bill shall be received by this House, after Friday the 18th Day of January next, during this Session of Parliament.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 27o Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Granville, Præses.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
March. Lothian.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Ker.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Portsmouth.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Temple.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Accompts from Commissioners of Westminster Bridge delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Seddon, from the Commissioners of Westminster Bridge, attended."

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to several Acts of Parliament,

"A State of the Proceedings of the said Commissioners, from the 23d Day of January 1753, to the 20th Day of November following, inclusive; and also, the Accompts of the Treasurer to the said Commissioners, from the Fifth Day of January 1753, to the 10th Day of October following."

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the Titles thereof being read, by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the said State and Accompts do lie on the Table.

Downes against Commissioners Victualing.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Edward Downes, Executor of Charles Weekes; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Exchequer, of the 21st Day of February 1753; made in a Cause wherein the Appellant was Plaintiff, and Thomas Revell, Thomas Salusbury late Thomas Brereton, William Hay, Thomas Trefusis, Richard Hall, James Wallace, and William Jenkins Esquires, Sir Francis Haskins Eyles Stiles Baronet, Francis Vernon, Horatio Townshend, and Tyrwhit Cayley Esquires, the then and late Commissioners for victualing His Majesty's Navy, Henry Harley, and Sir Dudley Ryder Knight His Majesty's Attorney General, were Defendants; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, or such Relief granted the Appellant in the Premises as to this House in their great Wisdom shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the said Defendants, the Commissioners for victualing His Majesty's Navy and His Majesty's said Attorney General, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the Eleventh Day of December next.

McKenzie against Stuart & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Sir Kenneth Mackenzie Baronet; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the First of July 1752; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, and such Relief given the Appellant as to this House in their great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that John Stuart, Colonel John Stuart his Father and Administrator in Law, and the Right Honourable Charles Ereskine Esquire Lord Justice Clerk, Robert Craigie Esquire Advocate, and Mary Campbell the Sister and next of Kin to Charles Campbell of Boquhain Esquire, Three of the Trustees appointed in an Act of Parliament for Sale of an Estate at Royston of Sir James Mackenzie Baronet, the Right Honourable William Earl of Panmure of the Kingdom of Ireland, Lieutenant General James St. Clair of Rosline, Peter Halket of Pitferrin, and John Maule of Inverkeilor Esquire the other Trustees appointed by the said Act, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Stuart, Colonel John Stuart, Charles Ereskine, Robert Craigie, Mary Campbell, William Earl of Panmure, Lieutenant General James St. Clair, Peter Halket, and John Maule, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the Twenty-fifth Day of December next; and Service of this Order upon the Agents or Counsel of the said Parties in the Court of Session in Scotland shall be deemed good Service.

His Majesty's Advocate against D. of Gordon:

The House being moved, "In regard no Answer is yet put in to the Appeal in which His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland is Appellant, and the Duke of Gordon and his Guardians are Respondents; and that the Appellant is not prepared to prove Service of the Order for answering; that a new Order may be granted, for the said Respondents to put in their Answer in the usual Time:"

New Order to answer.

Ordered, That the said Respondents do put in their Answer to the said Appeal, on or before Tuesday the Twenty-fifth Day of December next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 29o Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Manchester.
March. Lothian.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Temple.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.

PRAYERS.

Douglas against Douglas.

The Answer of Isobel Douglas, to the Appeal of William Douglas Esquire and Thomas Belches his Trustee, was brought in.

Messages from H. C. to return the Bill to repeal the Jews Naturalization Act.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal an Act of the Twenty-sixth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act to permit Persons professing the Jewish Religion to be naturalized by Parliament; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Bazin & al. Nat. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Isaac Bazin, Lewis Ogier, and Peter Guinard;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Von Gehren's Nat. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Frederick Von Gehren;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Grevenkop's Nat. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Caspar Grevenkop;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were severally read the First Time.

Mercers Company, Accompts delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Crumpe, from the Mercers Company, attended:"

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to an Act of Parliament of the 21st Year of His present Majesty,

"Accompts of the said Company, from the 10th of October 1752, to the 10th of October 1753."

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Lettis against Jennings.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of George Lettis; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Exchequer, of the 11th Day of December 1752; made in a Cause wherein George Jennings Esquire was Plaintiff, and the Appellant and William Hurrel were Defendants; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, and rectified; and that this House will please to grant the Appellant such other Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that the said George Jennings may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said George Jennings may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereunto; in Writing, on or before Thursday the 13th Day of December next.

Annuitants York Buildings Company against D. Norfolk & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of James Peachey, Hilliard Hely, Alexander Bennett, William Lock, Thomas Lewis, and Edward Emmett, Esquires, on Behalf of themselves, and as Trustees for the Annuitants for Lives payable by the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising the Thames Water in York Buildings; complaining of Part of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 31st of January 1751; and of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session, of the 14th of February and 30th of June 1752; and praying, That the same, or so much thereof as affects the Appellants, or any of the Proprietors of the exchanged Bonds in the Appeal mentioned, may be reversed; or that this House will please to grant the Appellants such other Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that the Duke of Norfolk, the legal Representatives of Sir Robert Sutton Knight of the Honourable Order of the Bath, deceased, Sir Robert Clifton of Clifton Knight of the Honourable Order of the Bath, the legal Representatives of Sir Alexander Murray late of Stanhope Baronet, deceased, Sir Archibald Grant of Munimusk Baronet, the legal Representatives of George Wade Esquire late Lieutenant General of His Majesty's Forces, deceased, Alexander Ouchterlony of London Merchant, William Neilson Merchant in Edinburgh, and Richard Graham and Peter Murdock both Merchants in Glasgow, Mr. Hew Crawfurd Clerk to His Majesty's Signet at Edinburgh Factor for the said Duke of Norfolk and his Partners, and William Grant of Preston Grange Esquire, His Majesty's Advocate, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Duke of Norfolk, the legal Representatives of Sir Robert Sutton, Sir Robert Clifton, the legal Representatives of Sir Alexander Murray, Sir Archibald Grant, the legal Representatives of George Wade, Alexander Ouchterlony, William Neilson, Richard Graham, Peter Murdock, Hew Crawfurd, and William Grant His Majesty's Advocate, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the 27th Day of December next; and Service of this Order upon the Procurators or Agents of the said Respondents before the Court of Session in Scotland shall be deemed good Service.

Bernard against Woodley.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein Roger Bernard Esquire is Appellant, and Francis Woodley and John Dixon are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be adjourned till Monday next; and that the Judges do then attend; and that the other Cause be removed in Course.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, tertium diem Decembris jam prox. sequen. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.