House of Lords Journal Volume 28
February 1756, 21-28

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 28: February 1756, 21-28', Journal of the House of Lords volume 28: 1753-1756 (1767-1830), pp. 488-502. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114399 Date accessed: 25 July 2014.


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February 1756, 21-28

DIE Lunæ, 23o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Landaven.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Warwicke.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Temple.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Boughton and Pisford Commons, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the several Parishes of Boughton and Pisford, in the County of Northamton," 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."

Marine Forees Regulation of, Bill:

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Cleveland 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.

Baugh, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Thomas Folliot Baugh Esquire and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for selling the settled Estate of Thomas Folliot Baugh Esquire; and for settling another Estate, of greater Value, to the Uses of his Grandfather's Will and his own Marriage Settlement, respectively."

Message from H. C. to return the Bill for recruiting the Army.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the speedy and effectual Recruiting of His Majesty's Land Forces and Marines;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Brancepeth Common Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Wastes, or Common Grounds, in the Parish of Brancepeth, in the County of Durham."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Exeter Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for amending several Roads leading from the City of Exeter."

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

L. Privy Seal.
D. Somerset.
D. Newcastle.
D. Manchester.
D. Dorset.
E. Lincoln.
E. Warwick.
E. Stamford.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Holdernesse.
E. Plimouth.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Findlater.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Pomfret.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Temple.
E. Darlington.
V. Fauconberg.
V. Weymouth.
V. Stormont.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Abergavenny.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Clifton.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Ducie.
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.

St. Mary le Bone Nightly Watch, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating the Nightly Watch and Beadles, and cleansing, enlightening, and paving, the Streets, Squares, Lanes, and other Passages, and re pairing the Highways and Causeways, and regulating the Poor, within the Parish of St. Mary le Bone, in the County of Middlesex."

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.

Dunwood Hill and Romsey Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from a Pond belonging to Henry Eyre Esquire, in the Parish of White Parish in the County of Wilts, to the Top of Dunwood Hill, and from thence over Great-bridge and Middle-bridge, through Romsey-insra, to Hundredbridge in the County of Southampton, and from thence to the County of the Town of Southampton."

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 Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Old Street Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Trustees for repairing Old Street Road to repair, widen, and make, a Road from the Sign of The Red Lion on Windmill Hill, through Worship Street, to the Ditch Side next the East Side of Holy Well Mount, and through a certain Ground, to the Sign of The London Apprentice, in the Parishes of Saint Luke and Saint Leonard Shoreditch; in the County of Middlesex; or to lay open, repair, and widen, a Road from the said Red Lion, through the Dog Bar, into The Old Street Road 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 To-morrow, at the usual Place; and to adjourn as they please.

State of the National Debt Address for.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, "That He will be graciously pleased to order the proper Officer to lay before this House a State of the National Debt, provided or unprovided for by Parliament, as it stood on the 11th of January 1755, and 11th of January 1756; together with an Accompt of the Produce of the Sinking Fund in that Year; and to the Payment of what Debts, contracted before the 25th Day of December 1716, the said Fund hath been applied."

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

Warthill Common Fields to enclose, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the undivided Parts of the several Common Fields, in the Township of Warthill, in the County of York; and for giving Compensations to the Rector of Holtby, in the said County, and the Vicar of Warthill aforesaid, in Lieu of Tithes and certain Ecclesiastical Dues."

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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 24o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocesir.
Epus. Landaven.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Morton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.

PRAYERS.

Old Street Road, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Trustees for repairing Old Street Road to repair, widen, and make, a Road from the Sign of The Red Lion on Windmill Hill, through Worship Street, to the Ditch Side next the East Side of Holy Well Mount, and through a certain Ground to the Sign of The London Apprentice, in the Parishes of Saint Luke and Saint Leonard Shoreditch, in the County of Middlesex; or to lay open, repair, and widen, a Road from the said Red Lion, through the Dog Bar, into The Old Street Road 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."

Dunwood Hill and Romsey Roads, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from a Pond belonging to Henry Eyre Esquire, in the Parish of White Parish in the County of Wilts, to the Top of Dunwood Hill, and from thence, over Great-bridge and Middle-bridge, through Romsey-infra, to Hundredbridge in the County of Southampton, and from thence to the County of the Town of Southampton," 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."

American Papers from the Board of Trade.

The Earl of Halifax, from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations (by His Majesty's Command) presented to the House, pursuant to their Lordships Address of the 5th of December last, "Extracts and Copies of Letters, and other Papers, relating to Encroachments committed by the French in North America; together with a List thereof:"

Which was read, as follows; videlicet,

"1. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated July 14th, 1749, relating to Encroachments committed by the French in North America;" and enclosing.

"2. Copy of a Letter from Paul Mascarene Esquire Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Annapolis Royal, April 28th, 1749.

"3. Copy of a Letter from Monsieur Gallissoniere Governor of Canada, to Paul Mascarene Esquire Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, dated Quebec, January 15th, 1749.

"4. Copy a Letter from Paul Mascarene Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, to Monsieur Gallissoniere Governor of Canada, dated Annapolis Royal, April 25th, 1749.

"5. Copy of a Letter from William Shirley Esquire Governor of The Massachusets Bay, to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Boston, May 10th, 1749.

"6. Copy of a Letter from William Shirley Esquire Governor of The Massachusets Bay, to Monsieur Gallissoniere Governor of Canada, dated Boston, May 9th, 1749."

"7. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated July 27th, 1749, relating to Encroachments committed by the French in North America;" and enclosing,

"8. Copy of Articles of Submission and Agreement entered into at Boston, in 1725, by the Sachems of the several Tribes of Indians inhabiting Nova Scotia and New England."

"9. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated August 10th, 1749, relating to Encroachments committed by the French in North America;" and enclosing,

"10. Copy of a Letter from Paul Mascareene Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Annapolis Royal, June 2d, 1749."

"11. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated August 19th, 1749, relating to Encroachments committed by the French in North America;" and enclosing,

"12. Copy of a Letter from William Shirley Esquire Governor of The Massachusets Bay, to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Boston, July 4th, 1749.

"13. Extract of a Letter from William Shirley Esquire Governor of The Massachusets Bay, to the Honourable Edward Cornwallis Esquire Governor of Nova Scotia, dated Boston, July 3d, 1749."

"14. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of his Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated August 19th, 1749; so far as relates to Encroachments committed by the French in North America;" and enclosing,

"15. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable George Clinton Esquire Governor of New York, to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Fort George, July 7th, 1749.

"16. Extract of a Letter from Captain Marshall to the Honourable George Clinton Esquire Governor of New York, dated Atbany, June 23d, 1749."

"17. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated September 1st, 1749; so far as relates to Encroachments committed by the French in North America;" and enclosing,

"18. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable Edward Cornwallis Esquire Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Chebucto, July 24th, 1749.

"19. Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Edward Cornwallis Esquire Governor of Nova Scotia, to Captain Rouse Commander of His Majesty's Sloop Albany (without Date); enclosing, Copy of an Ordinance, to be by him delivered to the Officer commanding a Detachment of French Soldiers at Saint John's River, dated Chebucto, July 9th, 1749."

"20. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated October 16th, 1749; so far as relates to Encroachments committed by the French in North America;" and enclosing,

"21. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable Edward Cornwallis Esquire Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Chebucto, September 11th, 1749."

"22. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated December 19th, 1749; so far as relates to Encroachments committed by the French in North America;" and enclosing,

"23. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable Edward Cornwallis Esquire Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Halifax, October 17th, 1749."

"24. Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Edward Cornwallis Esquire Governor of Nova Scotia, to Monsieur Desherbiers Governor of Louisbourg (without Date).

"25. Copy of a Letter from Monsieur Desherbiers Governor of Louisbourg, to the Honourable Edward Cornwallis Esquire Governor of Nova Scotia, dated Louisbourg, October 15th, 1749."

"26. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated January 22d, 1749/50; so far as relates to the Encroachments committed by the French in North America;" and enclosing.

"27. Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Edward Cornwallis Esquire Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Halifax, December 7th, 1749.

"28. Copy of a Letter from Monsieur Jonquiere Governor of Canada, to the Honourable Edward Cornwallis Esquire Governor of Nova Scotia, dated Quebec, October 25th, 1749.

"29. Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Edward Cornwallis Esquire Governor of Nova Scotia, to Monsieur Jonquiere Governor of Canada, dated Halifax, November 1st, 1749."

"30. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated May 4th, 1750; so far as relates to Encroachments committed by the French in North America;" and enclosing,

"31. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable George Clinton Esquire Governor of New York, to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated New York, October 17th, 1749.

"32. Copy of a Letter from James Hamilton Esquire Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, to the Honourable George Clinton Esquire Governor of New York; enclosing, Copy of a Declaration made by Monsieur Celeron Commander of a Detachment of French Troops upon the River Ohio; and also the Copy of a Letter to him from the said Officer (without Date).

"33. Copy of a Speech made by the French Officer commanding a Detachment of French Troops upon the River Ohio, to the Indians of the said River.

"34. Copy of a Letter from Monsieur Leris Chief Engineer at the French Fort at Niagara, to Monsieur Jonquiere Governor of Canada, dated Niagara, July 5th, 1749."

"35. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated May 4th, 1750; relating to the Encroachments committed by the French in North America;" and enclosing.

"36. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable Edward Cornwallis Esquire Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Halifax, March 19th, 1749.

"37. Copy of a Proclamation published at Piziquid in Nova Scotia, on the 12th of December 1749, by Three Indian Chiefs."

"38. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of his Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated June 4th, 1750; so far as relates to Encroachments committed by the French in North America;" and enclosing,

"39. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable Edward Cornwallis Esquire Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Halifax, April 30th, 1750."

"40. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated June 28th, 1750; so far as relates to Encroachments committed by the French in North America;" and enclosing,

"41. Extract of a Letter from Colonel Lee President of the Council in Virginia, to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Williamsburg, May 11th, 1750."

"42. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated October 10th, 1750; relating to Encroachments committed by the French in North America;" and enclosing,

"43. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable Edward Cornwallis Esquire Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Halifax, August 19th, 1750.

"44. Copies of Extracts of several French Letters, taken on Board a French Vessel in The Bay of Fundy."

"45. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated November 5th, 1750; relating to Encroachments committed by the French in North America;" and enclosing,

"46. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable Edward Cornwallis Esquire Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Halifax, September 22d, 1750."

"47. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated December 11th, 1750; relating to Encroachments committed by the French in North America;" and enclosing,

"48. Copy of a Letter from the Honourable George Clinton Esquire Governor of New York, to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated New York, October 4th, 1750.

"49. Copy of a Letter from Lieutenant Butler to Colonel Johnson, dated Oswego, September 3d, 1750.

"50. Copy of a Letter from James Hamilton Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, to the Honourable George Clinton Esquire Governor of New York, dated Philadelphia, September 20th, 1750.

"51. Copy of a Message from the Twightwees, delivered May 29th, 1750, to the Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, but addressed to all His Majesty's Governors."

"52. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated January 10th, 1750/1; relating to Encroachments committed by the French in North America;" and enclosing.

"53. Extract of a Letter from Colonel Lee President of the Council in Virginia, to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Williamsburg, November 6th, 1750."

"54. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated January 16th, 1750/1; so far as relates to Encroachments committed by the French in North America."

"55. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated January 24th, 1750/1; so far as relates to Encroachments committed by the French in North America;" and enclosing,

"56. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable Edward Cornwallis Esquire Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Halifax, November 27th, 1750.

"57. Copy of the Decree of the Court of Admiralty of Nova Scotia, against the Brigantine Saint Francis, seized by Captain Rouse in His Majesty's Sloop The Albany, dated November 1st, 1750."

"58. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated February 5th, 1750/1; so far as relates to Encroachments committed by the French in North America;" and enclosing,

"59. Copy of a Letter from the Honourable George Clinton Esquire Governor of New York, to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated New York, December 19th, 1750.

"60. Copy of a Letter from Colonel Johnson to the Honourable George Clinton Esquire Governor of New York, dated September 25th, 1750."

"61. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated March 15th, 1750/1; relating to Encroachments committed by the French in North America;" and enclosing,

"62. Copy of a Letter from the Honourable George Clinton Esquire Governor of New York, to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated New York, January 17th, 1750/1.

"63. Copy of the Inscription on a Leaden Plate lately got from the French, containing a pretended Claim of theirs to the Lands on both Sides the River Ohio, 1749.

"64. Copy of a Speech of a Cajuga Sachem to Colonel William Johnson, and of the said Colonel's Answer, dated Mount Johnson, December 5th, 1750."

"65. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to the Right Honourable the Earl of Holdernesse, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated July 16th, 1751; so far as relates to Encroachments committed by the French in North America;" and enclosing,

"66. Extract of a Letter from James Hamilton Esquire Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Pennsylvania, February 8th, 1750/1.

"67. Copy of a Letter from Monsieur Celeron Commandant of the French Garrison at Fort Detroit, to James Hamilton Esquire Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, dated August 6th, 1749."

"68. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, to the Right Honourable the Earl of Holdernesse, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated August 6th, 1751; relating to Encroachments committed by the French in North America;" and enclosing,

"69. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable Edward Cornwallis Esquire Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Halifax, June 24th, 1751.

"70. Copy of a Letter from Mr. Phinehas Stevens to Spencer Phips Esquire Lieutenant Governor of The Massachusets Bay, dated Boston, April 4th, 1751."

"71. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to the Right Honourable the Earl of Holdernesse, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated January 14th, 1752; relating to Encroachments committed by the French in North America;" and enclosing,

"72. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable Edward Cornwallis Esquire Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Halifax, November 3d, 1751."

"73. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to the Right Honourable the Earl of Holdernesse, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated January 31st, 1752; relating to Encroachments committed by the French in North America;" and enclosing,

"74. Extract of a Letter from the Honourable George Clinton Esquire Governor of New York, to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated New York, July 17th, 1751.

"75. Copy of a Letter from Colonel Johnson to the Honourable George Clinton Esquire Governor of New York, dated Mount Johnson, July 27th, 1751.

"76. Copies of Letters from Lieutenant Lindesay Commissary of Oswego and Mr. Stoddert a Trader there, to Colonel Johnson, dated July 1751.

"77. Copy of a Letter from the Honourable George Clinton Esquire Governor of New York, to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated New York, August 30th, 1751.

"78. Copy of a Letter from the Honourable George Clinton Esquire Governor of New York, to Monsieur de la Jonquiere Governor of Canada, dated Fort George, New York, June 12th, 1751.

"79. Copy of a Letter from Monsieur la Jonquiere Governor of Canada, to the Honourable George Clinton Esquire Governor of New York, dated Montreal, August 10th, 1751.

"80. Copy of Notes on the Letter of Monsieur la Jonquiere Governor of Canada, to the Honourable George Clinton Esquire Governor of New York, dated August 10th, 1751, by the said Mr. Clinton."

81. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners for "Trade and Plantations to the Right Honourable the Earl of Holdernesse, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated March 16th, 1753; relating to Encroachments committed by the French in North America;" and enclosing,

"82. Extract of a Letter from Robert Dinwiddie Esquire Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Williamsburg, December 10th, 1752.

"83. Copy of the Journal of Mr. William Trent, sent with His Majesty's Present to the Twightwees, June 21st, 1752.

"84. Copy of a Letter from the Twightwees to Robert Dinwiddie Esquire Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, dated June 24th, 1752.

"85. Copy of a Letter from the Picts and Windaws to Robert Dinwiddie Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia (without Date).

"86. Copy of an Account of the Number and Strength of the French Forts, and of the State of New France, by a Deserter from the French, (without Date)."

"87. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to the Right Honourable the Earl of Holdernesse, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated July 3d, 1753, relating to Encroachments committed by the French in North America;" and enclosing,

"88. Copy of a Letter from Peregrine Thomas Hopson Esquire Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Halifax, May 29th, 1753."

"89. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to the Right Honourable the Earl of Holdernesse, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated July 18th, 1753; so far as relates to Encroachments committed by the French in North America;" and enclosing,

"90. Copy of a Letter from Captain William Trent to James Hamilton Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, dated Virginia, April 10th, 1753.

"91. Copy of a Letter from Colonel Johnson to the Honourable George Clinton Esquire Governor of New York, dated April 20th, 1753.

"92. Copy of a Letter from James Hamilton Esquire Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, to the Honourable George Clinton Esquire Governor of New York, dated Philadelphia, May 10th, 1753.

"93. Copy of a Letter from Captain Benjamin Stoddard to Colonel Johnson, dated Oswego, May 15th, 1753.

"94. Copy of a Letter from Captain Holland Commanding Officer at Oswego, to the Honourable George Clinton Esquire Governor of New York, dated Oswego, May 15th, 1753."

"95. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to the Right Honourable the Earl of Holdernesse, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated August 9th, 1753; relating to Encroachments committed by the French in North America."

"96. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to the Right Honourable the Earl of Holdernesse, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated August 16th, 1753; relating to the Encroachments committed by the French in North America;" and enclosing.

"97. Copy of a Representation from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to His Majesty, dated August 16th, 1753.

"98. Extract of a Letter from Robert Dinwiddie Esquire Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Williamsburg, June 16th, 1753."

"99. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to the Right Honourable the Earl of Holdernesse, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated December 7th, 1753; relating to Encroachments committed by the French in North America;" and enclosing,

"100. Extract of a Letter from Peregrine Thomas Hopson Esquire Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated October 1st, 1753."

"101. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to the Right Honourable the Earl of Holdernesse, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated December 7th, 1753; relating to Encroachments committed by the French in North America;" and enclosing,

"102. Copy of a Representation from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to His Majesty, dated December 7th, 1753.

"103. Extract of a Letter from Peregrine Thomas Hopson Esquire Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Halifax, October 18th, 1753."

"104. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to the Right Honourable the Earl of Holdernesse, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated December 19th, 1753; relating to Encroachments committed by the French in North America;" and enclosing,

"105. Extract of a Letter from William Shirley Esquire Governor of The Massachuset's Bay, to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Boston, October 22d, 1753.

"106. Copy of a Letter from Father Germain Jesuit Priest of the River Saint John's, to an Inhabitant of the District of Annapolis River in Nova Scotia (without Date).

"107. Copy of an Extract of a Letter from Captain Handfield to Paul Mascarene Esquire, dated Fort at Annapolis Royal, in Nova Scotia, Sept. 2d, 1753."

"108. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to the Right Honourable the Earl of Holdernesse, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated January 16th, 1754; relating to Encroachments committed by the French in North America;" and enclosing,

"109. Extract of a Letter from James Delancey Esquire Lieutenant Governor of New York, to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated New York, Nov. 29th, 1753.

"110. Copy of the Resolution of the Assembly of New York, dated Assembly Chamber, Nov. 13th, 1753.

"111. Extract of a Letter from Lieutenant Holland to James Delancey Esquire Lieutenant Governor of New York, dated Oswego, Nov. 8th, 1753."

"112. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to the Right Honourable the Earl of Holdernesse, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated March 29th, 1754; relating to Encroachments committed by the French in North America;" and enclosing,

"113. Extract of a Letter from Charles Lawrence Esquire Commander in Chief of Nova Scotia, to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Halifax, Jan. 15th, 1754."

"114. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to the Right Honourable the Earl of Holdernesse, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated April 4th, 1754; relating to Encroachments committed by the French in North America;" and enclosing,

"115. Extract of a Letter from Robert Dinwiddie Esquire Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Williamsburg, Jan. 29th, 1754.

"116. Copy of the Commission given by Robert Dinwiddie Esquire Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, to George Washington Esquire, dated Williamsburg, October 30th, 1753.

"117. Copy of Instructions given by Robert Dinwiddie Esquire Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, to George Washington Esquire.

"118. Copy of a Letter from Robert Dinwiddie Esquire Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, to the Commander in Chief of the French Forces on the River Ohio, dated Williamsburg, October 31st, 1753.

"119. Copy of a Letter from Monsieur Le Gardeur de St. Pierre Commander of the French Forces to Robert Dinwiddie Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, dated du Fort de la Riviere au Bæuf, October 15th, 1753.

"120. Copy of the Journal of Major George Washington's Transactions with the French on The Ohio, in 1753."

"121. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to the Right Honourable Sir Thomas Robinson, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated April 4th, 1754; relating to Encroachments committed by the French in North America;" and enclosing,

"122. Copy of a Letter from William Shirley Esquire Governor of The Massachusets Bay, to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Boston, Jan. 1754.

"123. Copy of the Extract of the Letter from Mr. Smith to William Shirley Esquire, Governor of The Massachusets Bay, dated Cape-Cod, December 24th, 1753.

"124. Copy of the Extract of Lieutenant Holland's Letter to James Delancey Esquire Lieutenant Governor of New York, dated Oswego, Nov. 8th, 1753.

"125. Copy of the Address of the Assembly of The Massachusets Bay to William Shirley Esquire Governor of the said Province."

"126. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to the Right Honourable Sir Thomas Robinson, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated May 24th, 1754; relating to Encroachments committed by the French in North America;" and enclosing,

"127. Copy of a Letter from William Shirley Esquire Governor of The Massachusets Bay, to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Boston, Feb. 20th, 1754."

"128. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to the Right Honourable Sir Thomas Robinson, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated June 25th, 1754; relating to Encroachments committed by the French in North America;" and enclosing,

"129. Extract of a Letter from James Delancey Esquire Lieutenant Governor of New York, dated New York, May 21st, 1754.

"130. Copy of a Letter from George Washington Esquire to James Hamilton Esquire Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania (without Date).

"131. Copy of the Summons from Monsieur Contrecæur Commander of the French Troops on la Belle Riviere, to the Commander of the British Troops at the Mouth of Monongabela, dated April 16th, 1754.

"132. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to the Right Honourable Sir Thomas Robinson, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated July 2d, 1754; relating to Encroachments committed by the French in North America;" and enclosing.

"133. Extract of a Letter from William Shirley Esquire Governor of The Massachusets Bay, to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Boston, May 23d, 1754."

"134. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to the Right Honourable Sir Thomas Robinson, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated July 3d, 1754; relating to Encroachments committed by the French in North America;" and enclosing,

"135. Extract of a Letter from Robert Dinwiddie Esquire Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Williamsburg, May 10th, 1754.

"136. Copy of a Letter from George Washington Esquire to Robert Dinwiddie Esquire Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, dated Willes's Creek, April 25th, 1754.

"137. Copy of the Deposition of Ensign Ward, made before Robert Dinwiddie Esquire Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, in Council, May 7th, 1754.

"138. Copy of the Summons from Monsieur Contrecæur Commander of the French Troops on la Belle Riwere, to the Commander of the British Troops at the Mouth of the River Malengeulée, dated April 16th, 1754.

"139. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to the Right Honourable Sir Thomas Robinson, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated October 31st, 1754; relating to Encroachments committed by the French in North America;" and enclosing,

"140. Extract of a Letter from Charles Lawrence Esquire Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Halifax, August 1st, 1754."

"141. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to the Right Honourable Sir Thomas Robinson, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated December 6th, 1754; relating to Encroachments committed by the French in North America;" and enclosing,

"142. Copy of a Letter from James Delancey Esquire Lieutenant Governor of New York, to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated New York, October 8th, 1754.

"143. Copy of a Letter from James Delancey Esquire Lieutenant Governor of New York, to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated New York, October 21st, 1754.

"144. Copy of a Letter from James Delancey Esquire Lieutenant Governor of New York, to the Marquis Duquesne General of Canada dated New York, October 16th, 1754."

"145. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to the Right Honourable Sir Thomas Robinson, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated March 5th, 1755; so far as relates to Encroachments committed by the French in North America;" and enclosing,

"146. Extract of a Letter from Charles Lawrence Esquire Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated Halifax, Jan. 12th, 1755.

"147. Copy of a Letter from Charles Lawrence Esquire Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, to William Shirley Esquire Governor of The Massachusets Bay (without Date).

"148. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to the Right Honourable Sir Thomas Robinson, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, dated March 11th, 1755; relating to Encroachments committed by the French in North America;" and enclosing,

"149. Extract of a Letter from James Delancey Esquire Lieutenant Governor of New York, to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated New York, December 15th, 1754."

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

Boughton and Pisford Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the several Parishes of Boughton and Pisford, in the County of Northampton."

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. Waple:

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

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, To-morrow.

Baugh's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for selling the settled Estate of Thomas Folliot Baugh Esquire, in the County of Hereford; and for settling another Estate, of greater Value, to the Uses of his Grandfather's Will, and his own Marriage Settlement, respectively."

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

L. Privy Seal.
D. Manchester.
D. Dorset.
E. Exeter.
E. Warwick.
E. Sandwich.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Holdernesse.
E. Morton.
E. Loudoun.
E. Findlater.
E. Hyndford.
E. Halifax.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Hertford.
E. Guilford.
E. Cornwallis.
V. Fauconberg.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Wentworth.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Ward.
L. Cathcart.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Wednesday the 10th Day of March next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Willoughby Hedge to Milborn Port, &c. Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Eighteen Mile Stone beyond Willoughby Hedge, through the Town of Mere in the County of Wilts, and through Wincanton to Charlton Houthorn, and from thence to Milborn Port, and from Willoughby Hedge aforesaid to the West End of Long Lane in Kilmington, and from Wincanton aforesaid to the Sherborn Turnpike Cross Gate on Cattle Hill, and from Wincanton to Sparkford, in the County of Somerset;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Woodley against Cue et al.

A Petition of John Cue, One of the Respondents to the Appeal of Francis Woodley Esquire, which stands appointed to be heard on Wednesday the 10th Day of March next, was presented, and read; setting forth, "That the Petitioner's Agent in the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, who had the Custody of all his Papers in the said Cause, died the 3d Day of this Month; and that the Agent employed by the Petitioner to defend his Cause on the said Appeal has not a Paper in the said Cause, so that it will be absolutely impossible for the Petitioner to be prepared for the said Hearing at the Time appointed for that Purpose;" and therefore praying, "That the said Hearing may be put off till after Easter."

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

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off till the First vacant Day for Causes after the Recess at Easter.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 25o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Landaven.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Buckingham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Darlington.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.

PRAYERS.

Skrine's Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Trustees certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Farms, in the County of Surry, settled upon the Marriage of Richard Dickson Skrine Esquire with Elizabeth his now Wife, to be sold, and conveyed pursuant to Articles; and for laying out the Purchase-money in other Lands and Tenements, to be settled to the Uses of their Marriage Settlement," 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.

Parson's Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estate of Thomas Parson Gentleman and Honour his Wife in Trustees, to be sold, for raising Portions for Younger Children; and for laying out the Surplus, if any, in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the Uses of their Marriage Settlement," 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.

Exeter Roads, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for amending several Roads leading from the City of Exeter," 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."

Willoughby Hedge to Milbourn Port, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Eighteen Mile Stone beyond Willoughby Hedge, through the Town of Mere in the County of Wilts, and through Wincanton to Charlton Houthorn, and from thence to Milborn Port, and from Willoughby Hedge aforesaid to the West End of Long Lane in Kilmington, and from Wincanton aforesaid to the Sherborn Turnpike Cross Gate on Cattle Hill, and from Wincanton to Sparkford, in the County of Somerset."

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

D. Somerset.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Dorset.
E. Stamford.
E. Sandwich.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Coventry.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Findlater.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Pomfret.
E. Buckingham.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Powis.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Darlington.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Cathcart.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Ducie.
L. Raymond.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.
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.

Old Street Road, Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Trustees for repairing Old Street Road to repair, widen, and make, a Road from the Sign of The Red Lion on Windmill Hill, through Worship Street, to the Ditch Side next the East Side of Holy Well Mount, and through a certain Ground to the Sign of The London Apprentice, in the Parishes of Saint Luke and Saint Leonard Shoreditch, in the County of Middlesex; or to lay open, repair, and widen, a Road from the said Red Lion, through The Dog Bar, into The Old Street Road in the said County."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Message from thence, to return Hanmer's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for empowering Esther Hanmer an Infant to settle her Estates, pursuant to Articles entered into in Consideration of a Marriage agreed upon between Asheton Curzon Esquire and the said Esther Hanmer;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Brewton Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading from and near the Town of Brewton, in the County of Somerset;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Tewkesbury and other Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the several Roads from the Town of Tewkesbury to Coscomb Gate, and from Isabel's Elm to the Top of Gotherington Hill, in the County of Gloucester; and from Tewkesbury to a Farm House called The Old Blue Bell, and to the Direction Post in the Parish of Ripple, and to Simmond's Ford Brook, and from Breedon to Eckington Bridge, in the County of Worcester; and from Tewkesbury to Wainloads Bridge, and to the Road opposite to Elstone Church, and from the Market-house in Cheltenham to the Turnpike Road from Burford to Gloucester, near a Tree called Pewsdon Ash, in the said County of Gloucester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were severally read the First Time.

Dunwood Hill and Romsey Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from a Pond belonging to Henry Eyre Esquire, in the Parish of White Parish, in the County of Wilts, to the Top of Dunwood Hill, and from thence over Great-bridge and Middle-bridge, through Romsey-infra, to Hundred bridge, in the County of Southampton, and from thence to the County of the Town of Southampton."

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.

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."

Roper's Bill.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate of Trevor Charles Roper and Henry Roper, who are both Infants, in the County of Kent, in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying the Purchase-money for discharging Encumbrances affecting the same, under the Directions of the Court of Chancery," which is appointed for this Day Sevennight (being Ash Wednesday) be put off till the next Day.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 26o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Landaven.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Morton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Orford.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Guilford.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Feversham.

PRAYERS.

Broadhead's Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Theodore Henry Broadhead, an Infant, to make Leases of the Estates given and devised to him by the Will of his Uncle Henry Broadhead Esquire, deceased," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the 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.

Willoughby Hedge to Milbourn Port, &c. Road Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Eighteen Mile Stone beyond Willoughby Hedge, through the Town of Mere, in the County of Wilts, and through Wincanton to Charlton Houthorn, and from thence to Milborn Port, and from Willoughby Hedge aforesaid to the West End of Long Lane in Kilmington, and from Wincanton aforesaid to the Sherborn Turnpike Cross Gate on Cattle Hill, and from Wincanton to Sparkford, 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."

The King's Answer to Address for State of the National Debt.

The Lord Berkeley of Straton reported, That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) waited on His Majesty, with the Address of this House on Monday last, for a State of the National Debt; and that His Majesty was pleased to say, He will give Directions that the same be laid before the House accordingly."

Skrine's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Trustees certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Farms, in the County of Surrey, settled upon the Marriage of Richard Dickson Skrine Esquire with Elizabeth his now Wife, to be sold, and conveyed pursuant to Articles; and for laying out the Purchase-money in other Lands and Tenements, to be settled to the Uses of their Marriage Settlement."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Parson's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estate of Thomas Parson Gentleman and Honour his Wife in Trustees, to be sold, for raising Portions for Younger Children; and for laying out the Surplus, if any, in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the Uses of their Marriage Settlement."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with them.

And Message were sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Bennet and Mr. Montague:

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

Exemplification of the E. of Burlington's Will, Bill.

The Lord Sandys (pursuant to an Order of the 20th Instant) presented to the House, a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making the Exemplification of the last Will of the Right Honourable Richard Earl of Burlington and Cork, deceased, Evidence in all Courts of Law and Equity in Great Britain and Ireland."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

His Majesty's Advocate against D. Gordon & al. Hearing put off till next Session.

A Petition of His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, wherein the Duke of Gordon and others are Respondents, which is appointed to be heard on Monday the 15th of March next, was presented, and read; praying, "In regard the Matter in Dispute is likely to be accommodated between the Parties, that the said Hearing may be put off till the next Session."

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

And being withdrawn:

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

Ld. Cathcart against Stuart Schaw; et è contra.

The House being moved, "That Monday the 15th Day of March next may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Charles Schaw of Sauchie Lord Cathcart; and the Trustees of Charles late Lord Cathcart, are Appellants, and John Stuart Schaw of Greenock, an Infant, by Sir Michael Stuart Baronet, his Father and next Friend, is Respondent, et è contra:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Monday the 15th Day of March next, as desired.

Quarantine Act, to repeal a Clause in, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal a Clause in an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to oblige Ships more effectually to perform their Quarantine; and for the better preventing the Plague being brought from Foreign Parts into Great Britain or Ireland, or the Isles of Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, Sark, or Man," whereby the stationing of Ships infected with the Plague to the Northward of Cape Finisterre is confined to the Harbour of New Grimsby, and removeable to no other Place; and for appointing a more safe and commodious Place instead thereof;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Poole Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from a Gate called Poole Gate, in the Town and County of Poole;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

E. of Macclesfield & al. Leave for a Bill to settle Lane's Estates:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of George Earl of Macclesfield and others: praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising Money, out of the Estates of Ralph Lane Esquire, deceased, in the Counties of Northampton and Cambridge, for discharging the Encumbrances affecting the same; and for applying Part of the Personal Estate of Elizabeth Lane his Wife, deceased, in the Purchase of the Cambridgeshire Estate, to be settled pursuant to her Will."

Brewton Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading from and near the Town of Brewton, in the County of Somerset."

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

L. Privy Seal.
D. Somerset.
D. Argyll.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
E. Exeter.
E. Warwick.
E. Denbigh.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Coventry.
E. Morton.
E. Loudoun.
E. Findlater.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Orford.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Powis.
Viscount Fauconberg.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Strange.
L. Berkeley Strat.
L. Cathcart.
L. Bathurst.
L. Ducie.
L. Raymond.
L. Edgecumbe.
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.

Erskine & al. against Scott.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein Francis Erskine of Kirkbuddo and others are Appellants, and Colonel John Scott of Commiston is Respondent:

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 27o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Landaven.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
D. Somerset.
D. Argyll.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
D. Dorset.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Morton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bath.
Comes Buckingham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Temple.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.

PRAYERS.

E of Macclesfield & al. Bill to settle Lane's Estates.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising Money, out of the Estates of Ralph Lane Esquire, deceased, in the Counties of Northampton and Cambridge, for discharging the Encumbrances affecting the same; and for applying Part of the Paternal Estate of Elizabeth Lane, his Wife, deceased, in the Purchase of the Cambridgeshire Estate, to be settled pursuant to her Will."

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

D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
D. Dorset.
E. Warwick.
E. Denbigh.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Coventry.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Rothes.
E. Morton.
E. Loudoun.
E. Findlater.
E. Breadalbune.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Hyndford.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Pomfret.
E. Effingham.
E. Bath.
E. Buckingham.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Temple.
E. Hertford.
E. Guilford.
E. Cornwallis.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Folkestone.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Clifton.
L. Cathcart.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Raymond.
L. Edgecumbe.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Monday the 15th Day of March next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

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. Holford:

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

Master and Fellows of Katherine Hall, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of the Master and Fellows of Katherine Hall, in the University of Cambridge; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Master and Fellows of Katherine Hall, in the University of Cambridge, to purchase, settle, and dispose of, Tenements and Grounds, for the making and erecting an additional Building to their College or Hall, for the Reception and Maintenance of Six Fellows and Ten Scholars, founded by the Will of Mary Ramsden, deceased; and for empowering any Corporations within the said University to sell and convey other Lands and Tenements for that and other Purposes therein mentioned."

Foreign Protestants to rank as Officers in America, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to grant Commissions to a certain Number of Foreign Protestants, who have served Abroad as Officers or Engineers, to act and rank as Officers or Engineers in America only, under certain Restrictions and Qualifications;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bristol Nightly Watch, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for establishing, maintaining, and well-governing, a Nightly Watch within the City of Bristol;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ellenfoot Harbour, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Twenty-second Year of His present Majesty, for repairing, preserving, and enlarging, the Harbour of Ellenfoot, in the County of Cumberland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Message from H. C. to return the E. of Lincoln's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by Sir William Calvert and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Sale of several Lands in Bedford Level, the Estate of the Right Honourable Henry Earl of Lincoln Knight of the most Noble Order of the Garter, and Katherine Countess of Lincoln his Wife; and for purchasing other Lands and Hereditaments of as great or greater Value; and settling the said Lands so to be purchased to the same Uses as the said Lands to be sold are now settled; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Derby Gaol, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for re-building the common Gaol for the County of Derby, upon a Place called Nuns Green, in the Liberty of the Town of Derby; and for appointing a proper Place for the safe Custody of Prisoners till such new Gaol shall be compleated; and to empower the Justices of the Peace for the said County to pay the Rent reserved to the Corporation for the said Ground out of the County Rates;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Pucklechurch Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and keeping in Repair the Roads leading from Mead Brook, which divides the Parishes of Pucklechurch and Mangotsfield, in the County of Gloucester, to Christian Malford Bridge, in the County of Wilts; and also from Pucklechurch aforesaid to certain Coal Mines in the said Parish;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Erskine & al. against Scott:

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Francis Erskine of Kirkbuddo, George Turnbull Writer to the Signet, and Jean Turnbull his Spouse, and other Personal Creditors of the deceased Alexander Turnbull of Woodstown, Merchant in Montrose; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 22d of November 1754, and 18th of February 1755, made on the Behalf of Colonel John Scott of Comiston; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered; and that this House would give the Appellants such other Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom and Justice should seem meet:" As also upon the Answer of the said Colonel John Scott put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors reversed, with a Declaration.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutors complained of in the said Appeal be, and the same are hereby, reversed: And it is hereby Declared, That Alexander Turnbull, having been arrested and actually in Custody of the Messenger upon the Caption at the Suit of Sir William Ogilvie, was imprisoned within the true Intent and Meaning of the Act of Parliament of 1696: And it is therefore Ordered, That the Objections made to the Heretable Bond of Corroboration obtained by General Scott be sustained; and that the Respondent Colonel Scott have no Preference to the other Creditors of the said Alexander Turnbull by virtue of the said Bond.

Foreign Protestants to rank as Officers in America, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to grant Commissions to a certain Number of Foreign Protestants, who have served Abroad as Officers or Engineers, to act and rank as Officers or Engineers in America only, under certain Restrictions and Qualifications."

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

Birstol Nightly Watch, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for establishing, maintaining, and well governing, a Nightly Watch within the City of Bristol."

Tewkesbury and other Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the several Roads from the Town of Tewkesbury to Coscomb-Gate, and from Isabel's Elm to the Top of Gotherington Hill in the County of Gloucester, and from Tewkesbury to a Farm House called The Old Blue Bell, and to the Direction Post in the Parish of Ripple, and to Simmond's Ford Brook, and from Breedon to Eckington Bridge, in the County of Worcester; and from Tewkesbury to Wainloads Bridge, and to the Road opposite to Elstone Church, and from the Market House in Cheltenham to the Turnpike Road from Burford to Gloucester, near a Tree called Pewsdon Ash, in the said County of Gloucester."

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.

Quarantine Act, to repeal a Clause in, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal a Clause in an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to oblige Ships more effectually to perform their Quarantine; and for the better preventing the Plague being brought from Foreign Parts into Great Britain or Ireland, or the Isles of Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, Sark, or Man," whereby the stationing of Ships infected with the Plague to the Northward of Cape Finisterre is confined to the Harbour of New Grimsby, and removeable to no other Place; and for appointing a more safe and commodious Place instead thereof."

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

1 Origin. vicesimum diem quintum.