House of Lords Journal Volume 28
April 1755, 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 28: April 1755, 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 28: 1753-1756 (1767-1830), pp. 399-405. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114388 Date accessed: 18 September 2014.


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April 1755, 11-20

DIE Veneris, 11o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Bath.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Temple.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Darlington.
Vis. Fauconberg.
Vis. Stormont.
Vis. Leinster.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cavendish.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Insolvent Debtors Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Relief of Insolvent Debtors."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Burroughs and Mr. Harris:

To carry down the said Bill, and acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

British White Herring Fishery, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for further explaining, amending, and rendering more effectual, an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of the British White Herring Fishery; and for giving further Encouragement for the carrying on the said Fishery; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Dean's Yard, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Reverend William Markham Doctor of Laws, and Thomas Salter Esquire, to build Houses, and open a Square, in and upon a certain Piece of Ground, called Dean's Yard, Westminster, and several Pieces of Ground contiguous thereto."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Marine Forces Regulation of, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 14o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bath.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Leinster.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Cavendish.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

D. of Bedford and E. of Halifax take the Oaths.

John Duke of Bedford and George Earl of Halifax took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; their Lordships having first delivered Certificates of their receiving the Sacrament, to the Truth whereof Witnesses were sworn and examined.

Marine Forces Regulation of, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore."

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, on Wednesday next.

British White Herring Fishery, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for further explaining, amending, and rendering more effectual, an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for the Encouragement of the British White Herring Fishery; and for giving further Encouragement for the carrying on the said Fishery; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Dean's Yard, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Reverend William Markham Doctor of Laws, and Thomas Salter Esquire, to build Houses, and open a Square, in and upon a certain Piece of Ground called Dean's Yard, Westminster, and several Pieces of Ground contiguous thereto."

An Amendment was proposed to be made to the Bill; videlicet, "In the 30th Line of the 15th Press, after the Word ["Collegiate"], to leave out these Words [other than and except the Bishop of London, and the said Dean and Chapter of the Collegiate Church of St. Peter at Westminster"].

And the Question being put, "Whether those Words shall stand Part of the Bill?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

And Message were severally ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Burroughs and Mr. Edwards:

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

Epsom and Tooting Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Roads from Epsom, through Ewell, to Tooting, and from Ewell to Kingston upon Thames and Thames Ditton, in the County of Surry;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Grant against Sutherland.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein Isabella Grant Relict of James Sutherland of Pronsie is Appellant, and David Sutherland Respondent:

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 15o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Marlborough, C. P. S.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Dorset.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Morton.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Cavendish.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Anson.

PRAYERS.

Messages from H. C. to return Sandwich Bridge, Bill:

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge over the Water, or Haven, between the Town of Sandwich and the opposite Shore in the County of Kent;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Insolvent Debtors, Bill:

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Philips and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Relief of Insolvent Debtors;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

and Breaston Cow Pasture Enclosure, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing Breaston Cow Pasture, in the County of Derby;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments; to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Guildford Church, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Parishioners of the Parish of The Holy Trinity in Guldeford, in the County of Surry, to sell divers Houses, Lands, Rents, and Annuities, in the said Parish, and in Stoke next Guldeford aforesaid; and to apply the Money arising by Sale thereof towards re-building their Parish Church, 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."

Persons who have omitted to qualify for Offices, Indemnity, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to indemnify Persons who have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Promotions within the Time limited by Law; and for allowing further Time for that Purpose."

His Majesty's Advocate against D. of Gordon & al.;

Upon reading the Petition of His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, which is appointed for hearing To-morrow, wherein the Duke of Gordon and others are Respondents; praying, "That the Hearing of the said Cause may be put off till next Session, the Subject-matter thereof being under a Treaty of Compromise:"

Hearing put off till next Session.

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off till next Session of Parliament, as desired.

Grant against Sutherland:

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Isabella Grant, Relict of James Sutherland of Pronsie; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 12th of December 1754, made on the Behalf of David Sutherland; and praying, "That the same might be reversed or altered:" As also upon the Answer of the said David Sutherland put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors affirmed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the said Interlocutor therein complained of be, and the same is hereby, affirmed.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 16o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Leinster.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Guildford Church, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Parishioners of the Parish of The Holy Trinity in Guldeford, in the County of Surry, to sell divers Houses, Lands, Rents, and Annuities, in the said Parish, and in Stoke next Guldeford aforesaid; and to apply the Money arising by Sale thereof, towards re-building the Parish Church; 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 Mr. Lane and Mr. Holford:

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

Persons who have omitted to qualify for Offices, Indemnity, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to indemnify Persons who have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Promotions within the Time limited by Law; and for allowing further Time for that Purpose."

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

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

Breaston Cow Pasture, Enclosure, Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing Breaston Cow Pasture, in the County of Derby."

And the said Amendments, being read Three Times by the Clerk, were agreed to.

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

Supply of Seamen, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Supply of Mariners and Seamen to serve in His Majesty's Ships of War, and on Board Merchant Ships and other Trading Ships and Vessels;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Marine Forces Regulation of, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore."

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."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 17o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Marlborough, C. P. S.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Morton.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Cavendish.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Marine Forces, Regulation of, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore."

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. Burroughs:

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

Epsom Roads, Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Roads from Epsom, through Ewell, to Tooting, and from Ewell to Kingston upon Thames and Thames Ditton, in the County of Surry."

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

L. Privy Seal.
D. Somerset.
D. Argyll.
D. Ancaster.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
D. Dorset.
E. Lincoln.
E. Warwick.
E. Carlisle.
E. Litchfield.
E. Holdernesse.
E. Rochford.
E. Jersey.
E. Morton.
E. Strafford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Bristol.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Effingham.
E. Leicester.
E. Buckinghamshire.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Powis.
E. Northumberland.
E. Egremont.
E. Temple.
E. Harcourt.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Darlington.
Vis. Say & Sele.
Vis. Fauconberg.
Vis. Stormont.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Sarum.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Cavendish.
L. Foley.
L. Onslow.
L. Romney.
L. Cadogan.
L. Ducie.
L. Raymond.
L. Edgecumbe.
L. Sandys.
L. Anson.
L. Archer.
L. Vere.

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

Supply of Seamen, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Supply of Mariners and Seamen, to serve in His Majesty's Ships of War, and on Board Merchant Ships, and other Trading Ships and Vessels."

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

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

Whale Fishery Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing, explaining, and amending, the several Acts of Parliament made for the further Encouragement of the Whale Fishery carried on by His Majesty's Subjects; and to authorize the Payment of the Bounty to Thomas Hood and others, upon Three Ships fitted out for the said Fishery, and lost in The Greenland Seas;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Importation of Tea and Spirituous Liquors in small Quantities, to prohibit, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual the Laws prohibiting the Importation of Spirituous Liquors in Casks or Vessels not containing Sixty Gallons; and of Tea above the Quantity of Six Pounds, found on Board any British Ship or Vessel not belonging to, or employed by, The East India Company;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bills were severally read the First Time.

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

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for charging the settled and unsettled Estates of Gilbert Caldecot Esquire with raising Money to pay his Debts and Encumbrances; and for limiting his unsettled Estate so charged to the Uses of his Marriage Settlement;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Persons who have omitted to qualify for Offices, Indemnity, Bill:

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to indemnify Persons who have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Promotions within the Time limited by Law; and for allowing further Time for that Purpose."

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 One Amendment thereto; which he was directed to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 18o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Essex.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Importation of Tea and Spirituous Liquors in small Quantities, to prohibit, Bill,

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual the Laws prohibiting the Importation of Spirituous Liquors in Casks or Vessels not containing Sixty Gallons, and of Tea above the Quantity of Six Pounds, found on Board any British Ship or Vessel not belonging to, or employed by, The East India Company."

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, on Monday next.

Whale Fishery, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing, explaining, and amending, the several Acts of Parliament, made for the further Encouragement of the Whale Fishery carried on by His Majesty's Subjects; and to authorize the Payment of the Bounty to Thomas Hood and others, upon Three Ships fitted out for the said Fishery, and lost in the Greenland Seas."

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, on Monday next.

Persons who have omitted to qualify for Offices, Indemnity, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for receiving the Report of the Amendment made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to indemnify Persons who have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Promotions within the Time limited by Law; and for allowing further Time for that Purpose."

Ordered, That the said Report be received on Monday next.

Supply of Seamen, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better supply of Mariners and Seamen, to serve in His Majesty's Ships of War, and on Board Merchant Ships, and other Trading Ships and Vessels."

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."

Bor against Bor;

Counsel were called in, to be heard, upon the Petition and Appeal of Gerard Bor a Minor, by his Guardian William Cooper Esquire; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 8th of June 1753, to which Jacob Bor Esquire is Respondent.

And an Objection being made by the Appellant's Counsel, as to the Want of proper Parties:

And the Counsel for the Respondent having been heard thereto:

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Hearing put off till next Session, for Want of Parties.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off till the next Session of Parliament; with Liberty to the Appellant in the mean Time to amend his Appeal, by making proper Parties thereto: And it is further Ordered, That the Appellant do pay, or cause to be paid, to the Respondent, the Sum of Thirty Pounds, for the Costs of this Day.

Adjourn.

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