House of Lords Journal Volume 29
May 1757, 21-31

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 29: May 1757, 21-31', Journal of the House of Lords volume 29: 1756-1760 (1767-1830), pp. 165-178. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114430 Date accessed: 26 October 2014.


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May 1757, 21-31

DIE Lunæ, 23o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Landaven.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulett.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

E. of Winchilsea takes the Oaths.

Daniel Earl of Winchilsea and Nottingham took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration; pursuant to the Statutes; his Lordship having first delivered a Certificate of his receiving the Sacrament, to the Truth whereof Witnesses were sworn and examined.

South Level Fens to drain, Bill.

The Earl of Fauconberg reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands, lying in the South Level, Part of the Great Level of the Fens, commonly called Bedford Level, between Brandon River and Sams's Cut Drain; and for empowering the Governor, Bailiffs, and Commonalty, of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level to sell certain Lands within the said Limits, commonly called Invested Lands," 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."

Evesham Road, Bill.

The Earl of Coventry reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers granted by Two Acts of Parliament, of the First and Seventeenth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and amending several Roads, leading to and from the Borough of Evesham, in the County of Worcester, and for explaining and making more effectual the said Acts; and also for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several other Roads, in the Counties of Worcester, Warwick, and Gloucester," 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."

Southwark Market, Bill.

The Earl of Fauconberg reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act passed in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act to enable the Churchwardens, Overseers, and Inhabitants, of the Parish of Saint Saviour, in the Borough of Southwark, in the County of Surry, to hold a Market within the said Parish, not interfering with the High Street in the said Borough," 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."

Wiggenhall Fens to drain, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for draining and preserving certain Marsh and Fen Lands and Low Grounds, in the Parish of Wiggenhall Saint Mary Magdalen, in the County of Norfolk."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

March and Wimblington Fens to drain, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands, Low Grounds, and Commons, in the Townships or Hamlets of March and Wimblington, and in the Parish of Upwell, in the Isle of Ely and County of Cambridge."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Ramsey and other Fens, to drain, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds, in the several Parishes of Ramsey, Bury, Wistow, Warboys, Farceitt, Standground, and Water Newton, in the County of Huntingdon, and of Doddington in the Isle of Ely and County of Cambridge."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Captors of Prizes, Relief of, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Relief and Encouragement of the Captors of Prizes, with respect to the bringing and landing Prize Goods in this Kingdom."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Four preceding Bill.

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

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

Horned Cattle, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act more effectually to prevent the spreading of the Distemper now raging amongst the Horned Cattle in this Kingdom."

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.

To prevent Cheats, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Punishment of Persons who shall attain, or attempt to attain, Possession of Goods or Money, by false or untrue Pretences; for preventing the unlawful pawning of Goods, for the easy Redemption of Goods pawned; and for preventing Gaming in Publick Houses, by Journeymen, Labourers, Servants, and Apprentices."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Warwick reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and had made some Amendments thereto; which he was directed to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

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

To restrain the vending of Poisons, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to restrain and limit the vending and disposing of Poisons;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Messages from H. C. to return The Thames and Medway Fisheries, Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Preservation and Improvement of the Spawn and Fry of Fish, in the River of Thomas and Waters of Medway, and for the better regulating the Fishery thereof;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

and Brentford Bridge, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge, or Bridges, cross the River of Thames, from a certain Place in Old Brentford in the Parish of Ealing in the County of Middlesex, known by the Name of Smith or Smith's Hill, to the opposite Shore in the County of Surry;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

White Herring Fishery, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for allowing a further Bounty on Vessels employed in the White Herring Fishery; for giving Liberty to alter the present Form and Size of the Nets used in the said Fishery; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 24o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Landaven.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulett.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Evesham Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers granted by Two Acts of Parliament, of the First and Seventeenth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and amending several Roads, leading to and from the Borough of Evesham, in the County of Worcester; and for explaining and making more effectual the said Acts; and also for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several other Roads, in the Counties of Worcester, Warwick, and Gloucester."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Southwark Market; Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act passed in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act to enable the Churchwardens, Overseers, and Inhabitants, of the Parish of Saint Saviour, in the Borough of Southwark, in the County of Surry, to hold a Market within the said Parish, not interfering with the High Street in the said Borough."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

South Level Fens to drain, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands, lying in the South Level, Part of the Great Level of the Fens, commonly called Bedford Level, between Brandon River and Sams's Cut Drain; and for empowering the Governor, Bailiffs, and Commonalty, of the Company of Conservators of the said Great Level to sell certain Lands within the said Limits, commonly called Invested Lands."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Bath Roads, Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and enlarging the Highways between the Top of Kinsdown Hill and the City of Bath; and for amending several other Highways, therein mentioned, leading to the said City; and also for repairing several other Roads 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."

Annuities on Stamp Duties, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several Rates and Duties upon Indentures, Leases, Bonds, and other Deeds, and upon News Papers, Advertisements, and Almanacks; and upon Licenses for retailing Wine; and upon Coals ex ported to Foreign Parts; and for applying, from a certain Time, the Sums of Money arising from the Surplus of the Duties on Licenses for retailing Spirituous Liquors; and for raising the Sum of Three Millions by Annuities, to be charged on the said Rates, Duties, and Sums of Money; and for making perpetual an Act made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of Attornies and Solicitors; and for enlarging the Time for filing Affidavits of the Execution of Contracts of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors, and also the Time for Payment of the Duties omitted to be paid for the Indentures and Contracts of Clerks and Apprentices;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Highways, Preservation of, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to render more effectual the several Laws now in being, for the Amendment and Preservation of the Publick Highways and Turnpike Roads of this Kingdom;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Message from H. C. to return the Bill for Jackson to take the Name of Dodington.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Samuel Jackson Esquire, now called Samuel Dodington, and his Heirs Male, to take and use, in Exchange for his and their own Surname and Arms, the Surname and Arms of Dodington, pursuant to the Will of George Dodington Esquire, deceased;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Encouragement of Seamen in the Navy, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of Seamen employed in the Royal Navy; and for establishing a regular Method for the punctual, frequent, and certain Payment of their Wages; and for enabling them more easily and readily to remit the same, for the Support of their Wives and Families; and for preventing Frauds and Abuses attending such Payments:"

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

And it being moved, "To commit the Bill:"

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

Then it was moved, "That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, on this Day Six Weeks."

Which being objected to:

After Debate;

The Question was put, upon the said Motion.

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, on this Day Six Weeks.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 25o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Ancaster & Kest'n, Magnus Camerarius Ang.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Poulett.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Home.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Buckingham.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Talbot.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Bath Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and enlarging the Highways between the Top of Kingsdown Hill and the City of Bath; and for amending several other Highways therein mentioned, leading to the said City; and also for repairing several other Roads 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. Elde and Mr. Holford:

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

Annuities on Stamp Duties, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several Rates and Duties upon Indentures, Leases, Bonds, and other Deeds, and upon News Papers, Advertisements, and Almanacks; and upon Licenses for retailing Wine; and upon Coals exported to Foreign Parts; and for applying, from a certain Time, the Sums of Money arising from the Surplus of the Duties on Licenses for retailing Spirituous Liquors; and for raising the Sum of Three Millions by Annuities, to be charged on the said Rates, Duties, and Sums of Money; and for making perpetual an Act made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of Attornies and Solicitors;" and for enlarging the Time for filing Affidavits of the Execution of Contracts of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors; and also the Time for Payment of the Duties omitted to be paid for the Indentures and Contracts of Clerks and Apprentices."

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

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

Horned Cattle, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act more effectually to prevent the spreading of the Distemper now raging amongst the Horned Cattle in this Kingdom."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

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

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming a Partition between William Earl of Dartmouth and Frances Catherine Countess of Dartmouth his Wife, and Sir William Maynard Baronet, of several Estates, in the Counties of Bucks, Middlesex, Surrey, Suffolk, and Hertford, and in the City of London; and for vesting and settling the entire Premises to the several Uses therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

To prevent Cheats, &c. Bill.

The Earl of Warwick (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Punishment of Persons who shall attain, or attempt to attain, Possession of Goods or Money, by false or untrue Pretences; for preventing the unlawful Pawning of Goods, for the easy Redemption of Goods pawned; and for preventing Gaming in Publick Houses, by Journeymen, Labourers, Servants, and Apprentices."

And the said Amendments were read, by the Clerk, as follow:

"Pr. 1. L. 31. Leave out ["One"], and instead thereof insert ["Person"]; and in the same Line, after ["Crime"], insert ["punishable by Law with Death, Transportation, Pillory, or any other infamous Punishment"].

"Pr. 10. L. 13. After ["satisfactory"], insert ["Account"].

"Pr. 16. L. 3. After ["Proof"], leave out ["shall be"], and instead thereof insert ["having been"].

"L. 11 and 12. Leave out ["after the pawning or pledging thereof"].

"Pr. 18. L. 38 and 39. After ["Chattels"], insert ["so"]; and after ["pawned"], in the said 39th Line, leave out ["in case the same shall appear to have been pawned or pledged within the said Space of Two Years then next preceding, and not to have been absolutely sold, but to continue redeemable as aforesaid"].

"Pr. 23. L. 40. Leave out ["Three"], and insert ["Six"].

"Pr. 27. L. 21. After ["Act"], insert ["or on Behalf of the Person accused"].

"Pr. 31. L. 12. After ["and"], insert ["the said"].

"Pr. 32. L. 4. Leave out ["be"], and insert ["been"].

And the said Amendments, being read a Second Time, were severally agreed to by the House.

And the following Amendments were made, by the House, to the Bill; videlicet,

"[Pr. 16. L. 3. After ["Oath"], insert ["by One or more credible Witness or Witnesses, or by producing a Duplicate of the Entry directed to be given by this Act as aforesaid"].

"Pr. 19. L. 18. After ["up"], insert ["or make Satisfaction for"].

L. 28. After ["deliver up"], insert ["or make Satisfaction for"].

"Pr. 20. L. 14. Leave out ["that"], and instead thereof insert ["them"].

"Pr. 28. L. 24. and 25. Leave out ["House of Correction, or some other"].

"L. 31 and 32. Leave out ["and be kept to hard Labour"].

"Pr. 29. L. 5 and 6. Leave out ["against any such Offender or Offenders"].

"L. 10. Leave out from ["mentioned"] to ["and"] in the 23d Line of the same Press."

Indemnifying Smugglers, on certain Conditions, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to indemnify Persons who have been guilty of the unlawful importing, landing, or running, of prohibited, uncustomed, or other Goods or Merchandize, upon certain Terms therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Militia Bill: Conference upon:

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

To desire a Conference with this House, upon the Subject-matter of the Amendments made by this House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Ordering of the Militia Forces, in the several Counties of that Part of Great Britain called England."

To which the House agreed.

And the Messengers were called in; and told, "That the Lords do agree to a Conference, as is desired; and appoint the same presently, in the Painted Chamber."

The Lords following were appointed Managers of the Conference:

D. Bedford.
D. Argyll.
D. Ancaster.
D. Manchester.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Hyndford.
E. Halifax.
E. Buckingham.
E. Northumberland.
E. Temple.
E. Guilford.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Fauconberg.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. Chichester.
L. Foley.
L. Romney.
L. Cadogan.
L. Talbot.
L. Harwich.

The House being informed, "That the Managers of the Conference for the Commons were ready, in the Painted Chamber:"

The Names of the Managers for this House were called over.

And the House was adjourned during Pleasure; and the Lords went to the Conference.

Which being ended:

The House was resumed.

And the Duke of Bedford reported, "That they had met the Managers for the Commons, at the Conference; which was managed, on their Part, by Mr. George Townshend; who delivered to them the Bill, with the Amendments; and also a Paper, containing as follows:

"The Commons do agree to the Four First Amendments made by your Lordships to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Ordering of the Militia Forces, in the several Counties of that Part of Great Britain called England.

"The Commons agree to the Fifth Amendment made by your Lordships, Pr. 4. L. 27. with the following Amendments; videlicet, "After the Word ["that"], in the Second Line of Clause (B), to leave out to the Word ["any"], in Line 6; and, after the Word ["Merit"], in Line 7, to insert ["in the said Militia, when called out and assembled, in case of actual Invasion, or upon imminent Danger thereof; or in case of Rebellion"]; and, in the same Line, to leave out the Word ["Lord"]; and at the End of the Clause to add the following Words, ["Provided, That no Person, not having the Qualification herein before directed for a Captain, shall be promoted to an higher Rank than that of Captain: Provided also, That the Qualifications above recited, to enable any Person to be a Deputy Lieutenant, Lieutenant Colonel, Major, Captain, Lieutenant, or Ensign, shall not extend to such Commissions as shall be granted by His Majesty's Constable of The Tower, or Lieutenant of The Tower Hamlets"].

"To the Three next Amendments, the Commons agree.

"The Commons disagree to the next Amendment made by your Lordships, Press 8. L. 13; which is, to leave out the Word ["Four"], and insert ["Two"]:

"Because, however this Amendment may seem to be founded upon that other Amendment by which your Lordships propose to reduce the Number of Men in each Company; yet it is in Fact not correspondent with it, inasmuch as, by confining the Number of Serjeants to Two, your Lordships take away that very Latitude of forming Companies of more than Forty Men, which your Lordships, it is presumed, intended to give, when you directed, "That the Companies should consist of Forty Men at the least."

"The Commons agree to the subsequent Amendments made by your Lordships, as far as the 2d Amendment in the 7th Line of the 10th Press.

"The Commons disagree to the Second Amendment in the 7th Line of the 10th Press; which is, to leave out from ["the"] to ["County"], in the 11th Line of the same Press:

"Because the Provisions made by this Bill, for establishing a more useful Militia, are at least as necessary for The Tower Hamlets, as for the rest of the Kingdom; and the leaving them, as is proposed by your Lordships Amendments, under the Regulation of the Act of King Charles the Second, would subject them to peculiar Hardships.

"The Commons decline, at this Time, offering any other Reasons; believing these may be sufficient to prevail with your Lordships not to insist upon the said Amendment, that a Bill so necessary may not be lost.

"The Commons agree to the next Amendment, Press 10. Line 12. with the following Amendment, videlicet, to leave out ["exclusive of the Tower Division, commonly called The Tower Hamlets]".

"The Commons agree to the following Amendments made by your Lordships, as far as the Amendment Press 11. L. 34.

"The Commons agree to the Amendment Press 11. L. 34. with the Amendment following; videlicet, at the End of the Amendment to insert ["Provided, That there shall not be more than Three Commission Officers, that is to say, One Captain, One Lieutenant, and One Ensign, to Eighty Private Men; and so in Proportion, as near as may be, to any greater or lesser Number of Private Men"].

"The Commons agree to the Two next Amendments.

"The Commons disagree to the next Amendment, Press 14. Line 21 and 22; which is, to leave out ["One of them, together with any Three Commissioners of the Land Tax"], and instead thereof to insert ["Three or more Deputy Lieutenants, or in case Three Deputy Lieutenants shall not meet; then any Two Deputy Lieutenants, together with any One Justice of the Peace for such County, Riding, or Place, or any One Deputy Lieutenant, together with any Two such Justices of the Peace"]:

"Because they apprehend, that it would be scarce possible, in many Counties, for the Justices of the Peace to execute the several Powers vested by the Bill in the Commissioners of the Land Tax, upon account of the Paucity of their Numbers: Whereas the Commissioners of the Land Tax are not only much more numerous, and more constantly resident in their several Counties, in which they are required by Law to have their Qualification situated, but are also actually entrusted with the Execution of Powers bearing the nearest Resemblance to those which are the Subject of this Amendment, in all the late Acts for recruiting His Majesty's Forces; in which Acts it hath been found necessary to add the Commissioners of the Land Tax, upon the Experience of the Impossibility of their being carried into Execution by the Justices of the Peace.

"The Commons disagree to the 7 Amendments immediately following, for the same Reasons for which they disagree to the Amendment Press 14. Line 21 and 22.

"The Commons agree to the Two next Amendments made by your Lordships, Press 18. Line 34. and Press 18. Line 36.

"The Commons disagree to the Five Amendments immediately following, for the same Reasons for which they disagree to the Amendment Press 14. Line 21 and 22.

"To the Amendment Press 20. Line 33. and the Three following Amendments, the Commons do agree.

"The Commons disagree to the Amendment Press 21. Line 14; which is, after ["Turn"], to insert ["Clause C"]:

"Because they think it improper to enact thus incidentally a standing Repeal, as far as the Bill extends, of the Privilege of many Corporations; especially as the Law to which this Provision expressly refers has ever been merely an occasional Law, passed at the Conclusion of a War, and founded upon the Supposition of actual Service.

"The Commons disagree to the Amendment Press 21. Line 27, 28, and 29, and to the Two following Amendments, for the same Reasons for which they disagree to the Amendment Press 14. Line 21 and 22.

"The Commons agree to the next Amendment, Press 22. Line 11.

"The Commons disagree to the Two following Amendments, Press 22. Line 21, and Press 22. Line 27 and 28. for the same Reasons for which they disagree to the Amendment Pross 14. Line 21 and 22.

"The Commons agree to the Two next Amendments, Press 22. Line 38. and Press 22. Line 39.

"The Commons agree to the next Amendment, Press 23. Line 7 and 8; which is, to leave out ["every Month"], and insert ["the Months of May, June, July, August, September, and October"], with the Amendment following; videlicet, after the Word ["of"], to insert ["March, April"].

"The Commons agree to the next Amendment, Press 23. Line 9.

"The Commons disagree to the Two following Amendments, Press 23. Line 15 and 16; which are, after ["Tuesday"], to insert ["and"], and to leave out ["Thursday and Friday"]:

"Because, as they apprehend the Exercise of the Militia by Battalions, or in as large Bodies as may be, will be of great Use, they can by no means think that the Allotment of Two Days only in a Year will be sufficient for that Purpose.

"The Commons agree to the next Amendment, Press 24. Line 22.

"The Commons disagree to the Two Amendments immediately following; videlicet, Press 24. Line 24 and 25. and Press 24. Line 31, 32, and 33. for the same Reasons for which they disagree to the Amendment Press 14. Line 21 and 22.

"The Commons disagree to the Two next Amendments, Press 25. Line 12; and Press 25. Line 13; for the same Reasons for which they disagree to the Amendments, Press 23. Line 15; and Line 15 and 16.

"The Commons agree to the Amendment, Press 26. Line 36, 37, and 38, and to the following Amendments, as far as the Amendment Press 43. Line 15, 16, and 17.

"The Commons disagree to the Amendment, Press 43. Line 15, 16, and 17; for the same Reasons for which they disagree to the Amendment Press 14. Line 21 and 22.

"The Commons agree to the Three next Amendments.

"The Commons disagree to the Amendment, Press 45. Line 18, 19, 20, and 21; for the same Reasons for which they disagree to the Amendment, Press 14. Line 21 and 22.

"The Commons agree to the Two next Amendments Press 47. Line 16; and Press 47. Line 19.

"The Commons disagree to the Amendments, Press 47. Line 34, 35. and 36; for the same Reasons for which they disagree to the Amendment Press 14. Line 21 and 22.

"The Commons agree to the Three next Amendments.

"The Commons disagree to the Amendment, Press 51. Line 29, 30, and 31, and to the Amendment following, for the same Reasons for which they disagree to the Amendment Press 14. Line 21 & 22.

"The Commons agree to the next Amendment, Press 52. Line 13.

"The Commons disagree to the next Amendment, Press 52. Line 26, 27, and 28; for the same Reasons for which they disagree to the Amendment Press 14. Line 21 and 22.

"The Commons disagree to the Amendment Press 54. Line 11; which is, to leave out from ["heretofore"] to ["Provided always"], in the 37th Line of the next Press, and insert Clause (D), for the same Reasons for which they disagree to the Amendment in Press 10. Line 7.

"The Commons here also decline, at this Time, offering any other Reasons; believing these may be sufficient to prevail with your Lordships not to insist upon the said Amendment, that a Bill so necessary may not be lost.

"To the rest of the Amendments made by your Lordships, the Commons agree."

Which Report being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the same be taken into Consideration To-morrow; and the Lords to be summoned.

Lords to be summoned.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of this House on Friday next.

Drivers of Carts in London to regulate, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and render more effectual an Act made in the Eighteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, to prevent the Misbehaviour of the Drivers of Carts in the Streets of London, Westminster, and the Weekly Bills of Mortality; and for other Purposes in this Act mentioned:"

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 26o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Elien.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Landaven.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Dorset.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Home.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Buckingham.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Harwich.

PRAYERS.

Horned Cattle, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act more effectually to prevent the spreading of the Distemper now raging amongst the Horned Cattle in this Kingdom."

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. Elde and Mr. Waple:

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

E. of Dartmouth's Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming a Partition between William Earl of Dartmouth and Frances Catherine Countess of Dartmouth his Wife, and Sir William Maynard Baronet, of several Estates, in the Counties of Bucks, Middlesex, Surry, Suffolk, and Hertford, and in the City of London; and for vesting and settling the entire Premises to the several Uses therein mentioned."

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 same Messengers, to acquaint them therewith.

To prevent Cheats, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Punishment of Persons who shall attain, or attempt to attain, Possession of Goods or Money, by false or untrue Pretences; for preventing the unlawful Pawning of Goods, for the easy Redemption of Goods pawned; and for preventing Gaming in Publick Houses, by Journeymen, Labourers, Servants, and Apprentices."

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 the former Messengers:

To return the said Bill; and acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, whereunto their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Indemnifying Smugglers, on certain Conditions, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to indemnify Persons who have been guilty of the unlawful importing, landing, or running, of prohibited, uncustomed, or other Goods or Merchandize, upon certain Terms therein mentioned."

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.

Annuities on Stamp Duties, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several Rates and Duties upon Indentures, Leases, Bonds, and other Deeds; and upon News Papers, Advertisements, and Almanacks; and upon Licenses for retailing Wine; and upon Coals exported to Foreign Parts; and for applying, from a certain Time, the Sums of Money arising from the Surplus of the Duties on Licenses for retailing Spirituous Liquors; and for raising the Sum of Three Millions, by Annuities, to be charged on the said Rates, Duties, and Sums of Money; and for making perpetual an Act made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of Attornies and Solicitors;" and for enlarging the Time for filing Affidavits of the Execution of Contracts of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors, and also the Time for Payment of the Duties omitted to be paid for the Indentures and Contracts of Clerks and Apprentices."

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."

Drivers of Carts in London, to regulate; Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, and render more effectual, an Act made in the Eighteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, to prevent the Misbchaviour of the Drivers of Carts in the Streets, in London, Westminster, and the Weekly Bills of Mortality; and for other Purposes in this Act mentioned."

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."

Highways, Preservation of, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to render more effectual the several Laws now in being, for the Amendment and Preservation of the publick Highways and Turnpike Roads of this Kingdom."

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.

Poisons, to prevent the vending of, Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to restrain and limit the vending and disposing of Poisons," be read a Second Time on this Day Month.

Militia Bill, Report of the Conference:

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into Consideration the Report of the Conference Yesterday with the Commons, upon the Subject-matter of the Amendments made by this House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Ordering of the Militia Forces, in the several Counties of that Part of Great Britain called England:"

The said Report was read by the Clerk.

And the Amendments made by the Commons to Clause (B), added by their Lordships to the said Bill, being read, the same were agreed to.

Then the Amendment made by their Lordships to the said Bill, Press 8, Line 13, to which the Commons disagree, being read:

It was agreed, to insist on the said Amendment.

The Second Amendment made by their Lordships, in Press 10, Line 7, to which the Commons disagree, was read.

And it being proposed, "Not to insist on this Amendment:"

After Debate;

The Question was put, "Whether to insift on the said Amendment?"

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Then the Amendment made by the Commons to their Lordships Amendment, Press 10, Line 12, was read:

And the same was agreed to.

The Amendment made by the Commons to their Lordships Amendment, Press 11, Line 34, was read:

And the same was agreed to.

The Amendment made by their Lordships, Press 14, Lines 21 and 22, to which the Commons disagree, was read:

And it was agreed, to insist on the said Amendment.

The Amendment made by their Lordships, Press 14, Line 40, and 1st Line of the 15th Press, to which the Commons disagree, being read:

It was agreed, to insist on the said Amendment.

The Amendment made by their Lordships, Press 16, Lines 8, 9, and 10, to which the Commons disagree, being read:

It was agreed, to insist on the said Amendment.

The Amendment made by their Lordships, Press 16, Lines 32 and 33, to which the Commons disagree, being read:

It was agreed, to insist on the said Amendment.

The Amendment made by their Lordships, Press 17, Lines 7 and 8, to which the Commons disagree, being read:

It was agreed, to insist on the said Amendment.

The Amendment made by their Lordships, Press 17, Lines 15, 16, and 17, to which the Commons disagree, being read:

It was agreed, to insist on the said Amendment.

The Amendment made by their Lordships, Press 18, Lines 13, 14, and 15, to which the Commons disagree, being read:

It was agreed, to insist on the said Amendment.

The Amendment made by their Lordships, Press 18, Lines 25 and 26, to which the Commons disagree, being read:

It was agreed, to insist on the said Amendment.

The Amendment made by their Lordships, Press 18, Lines 39 and 40, to which the Commons disagree, being read:

It was agreed, to insist on the said Amendment.

The Amendment made by their Lordships, Press 19, Lines 26 and 27, to which the Commons disagree, being read:

It was agreed, to insist on the said Amendment.

The Amendment made by their Lordships, Press 20, Lines 1, 2, and 3, to which the Commons disagree, being read:

It was agreed, to insist on the said Amendment.

The Amendment made by their Lordships, Press 20, Lines 7, 8, and 9, to which the Commons disagree, being read:

It was agreed, to insist on the said Amendment.

The Amendment made by their Lordships, Press 20, Lines 26 and 27, to which the Commons disagree, being read:

It was agreed, to insist on the said Amendment.

Then Clause (C), added by their Lordships to the said Bill, to which the Commons disagree, was read:

And it was agreed, to insist on the said Clause.

The Amendment made by their Lordships, Press 21, Lines 27, 28, and 29, to which the Commons disagree, being read:

It was agreed, to insist on the said Amendment.

The Amendment made by their Lordships, Press 21, Lines 37, 38, and 39, to which the Commons disagree, being read:

It was agreed, to insist on the said Amendment.

The Amendment made by their Lordships, Press 22, Lines 3, 4, and 5, to which the Commons disagree, being read:

It was agreed, to insist on the said Amendment.

The Amendment made by their Lordships, Press 22, Line 21, to which the Commons disagree, being read:

It was agreed, to insist on the said Amendment.

The Amendment made by their Lordships, Press 22, Lines 27 and 28, to which the Commons disagree, being read:

It was agreed, to insist on the said Amendment.

Then the Amendment made by the Commons to their Lordships Amendment, Press 23, Lines 7 and 8, was read:

And the same was agreed to.

The Two Amendments made by their Lordships, Press 23, Lines 15 and 16, to which the Commons disagree, were read:

And it was agreed, not to insist on the said Amendments.

The Amendment made by their Lordships, Press 24, Lines 24 and 25, to which the Commons disagree, being read:

It was agreed, to insist on the said Amendment.

The Amendment made by their Lordships, Press 24, Lines 31, 32, and 33, to which the Commons disagree, being read:

It was agreed, to insist on the said Amendment.

The Two Amendments made by their Lordships, Press 25, Line 12, and Press 25, Line 13, to which the Commons disagree, being read:

It was agreed, not to insist on the said Amendments.

The Amendment made by their Lordships, Press 43, Lines 15, 16, and 17, to which the Commons disagree, being read:

It was agreed, to insist on the said Amendment.

The Amendment made by their Lordships, Press 45, Lines 18, 19, 20, and 21, to which the Commons disagree, being read:

It was agreed, to insist on the said Amendment.

The Amendment made by their Lordships, Press 47, Lines 34, 35, and 36, to which the Commons disagree, being read:

It was agreed, to insist on the said Amendment.

The Amendment made by their Lordships, Press 51, Lines 29, 30, and 31, to which the Commons disagree, being read:

It was agreed, to insist on the said Amendment.

The Amendment made by their Lordships, Press 51, Lines 34, 35, and 36, to which the Commons disagree, being read:

It was agreed, to insist on the said Amendment.

The Amendment made by their Lordships, Press 52, Lines 26, 27, and 28, to which the Commons disagree, being read:

It was agreed, to insist on the said Amendment.

Then the last Amendment made by their Lordships, to which the Commons disagree, which is, to leave out from ["heretofore"], in the 11th Line of the 54th Press, to ["Provided always"] in the 37th Line of the next Press, and insert Clause (D), was read.

And it was agreed, not to insist on the said Amendment.

Further Conference to be had.

Ordered, That the Managers of the former Conference be appointed a Committee, to prepare Reasons, to be offered to the Commons at another Conference, for the Lords insisting on such of their Amendments to the said Bill as their Lordships have agreed to insist upon.

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Sandys declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Veneris, vicesimum septimum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 27o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Elien.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Landaven.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Dorset.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulett.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Home.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Buckingham.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Harwich.

PRAYERS.

Annuities on Stamp Duties, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several Rates and Duties upon Indentures, Leases, Bonds, and other Deeds; and upon News Papers, Advertisements, and Almanacks; and upon Licenses for retailing Wine; and upon Coals exported to Foreign Parts; and for applying, from a certain Time, the Sums of Money arising from the Surplus of the Duties on Licenses for retailing Spirituous Liquors; and for raising the Sum of Three Millions by Annuities, to be charged on the said Rates, Duties, and Sums of Money; and for making perpetual an Act made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for the better Regulation of Attornies and Solioitors, and for enlarging the Time for filing Assidavits of the Execution of Contracts of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors, and also the Time for Payment of the Duties omitted to be paid for the Indentures and Contracts of Clerks and Apprentices."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Drivers of Carts in London, to regulate, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain, and render more effectual, an Act made in the Eighteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, to prevent the Misbehaviour of the Drivers of Carts in the Streets, in London, Westminster, and the Weekly Bills of Mortality; and for other Purposes in this Act 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 the preceding Bills.

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

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

Militia Bill, Report of Lords Reasons for adhering to Amendments.

The Duke of Bedford reported from the Lords Committees appointed to prepare Reasons for the Lords insisting on several of their Amendments to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Ordering of the Militia Forces, in the several Counties of that Part of Great Britain called England," Reasons drawn by them, as follow:

"The Lords agree to the Amendments made by the Commons to Clause (B), added by their Lordships to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Ordering of the Militia Forces, in the several Counties of that Part of Great Britain called England."

"The Lords insist on their Amendment made to the said Bill, in Press 8, Line 13; which is, to leave out the Word ["Four"], and insert ["Two"]; to which the Commons disagree:

"Because it appears to the Lords, that, as the Number of Men is reduced One Half from the original Plan, which the Commons do agree to, it seems supersluous to demand more Serjeants from His Majesty's other Forces, than will be sufficient to discipline the Number of Militia Forces allotted by this Bill; which, as they are reduced to One Half of their former Number, will consequently not require above Half the Number of Serjeants, who will be able to instruct others in the Duty of Serjeants, and thereby obviate the Objection made by the Commons, of the not leaving a Latitude of forming Companies of more than Forty Men: And the Lords do farther consider, that the reducing the Number of Serjeants by One Half, to be taken out of His Majesty's other Forces, will greatly obviate any Objection of weakening the Army.

"The Lords do not insist on the Second Amendment, in Press 10, Line 7; which is, to leave out from ["the"] to ["County"] in the 11th Line of the same Press; to which the Commons disagree.

"The Lords agree to the Amendment made by the Commons to their Lordships Amendment in Press 10, Line 12.

"The Lords do also agree to the Amendment made by the Commons to their Lordships Amendment in Press 11, Line 34.

"The Lords insist on their Amendment made to the said Bill in Press 14, Lines 21 and 22; which is, to leave out ["One of them, together with (fn. 1) any Three Commissioners of the Land Tax"]; and, instead thereof, to insert ["Three or more Deputy Lieutenants; or in case Three Deputy Lieutenants shall not meet, then any Two Deputy Lieutenants, together with any One Justice of the Peace for such County, Riding, or Place; or any One Deputy Lieutenant, together with any Two such Justices of the Peace"], to which the Commons disagree:

"Because the Lords conceive that such Acts of Magistracy should not be vested by Act of Parliament in any Set of Men; this being the Executive Part of Government, and undoubtedly, by the Constitution, a peculiar and natural Right of the Crown, which this Practice has doubtless entrenched upon; and the Lords cannot agree, on this Occasion, to countenance another Precedent of that Sort; Neither do the Lords admit the Reasoning used by the Commons, that the Justices of the Peace, by reason of the Paucity of their Number, will not be able to carry, in Conjunction with the Deputy Lieutenants, this Bill into Execution; as the additional Trouble occasioned by this Bill to those Magistrates will not be great, nor more than what is laid in almost every Session of Parliament by new Acts upon them. The Lords do therefore hope the Commons will not, upon this Exposition of their Reasons, any longer disagree to this Amendment, which their Lordships think it incumbent on them to adhere to.

"The Lords do also insist on the Seven Amendments, immediately following, made by their Lordships to the said Bill, to which the Commons disagree, for the same Reasons for which their Lordships insist on their said Amendment, Press 14, Lines 21 and 22.

"The Lords do likewise insist on their Amendment in Press 18, Lines 39 and 40, and the Four following Amendments, to which the Commons disagree, for the same Reasons for which their Lordships insist on their Amendment, Press 14, Lines 21 and 22.

"The Lords do insist on Clause (C), added by their Lordships to the said Bill, to which the Commons disagree:

"Because the Lords think there cannot be a more proper Encouragement, to those who are to bear the Burthens of the Military Service directed by this Bill, than the Liberty given them by it to set up and exercise any Trade they are apt and able for, in the Manner set forth in the said Clause, which the Lords esteem a full and adequate Compensation. And though the Commons object to the thus incidentally repealing the Act of Elizabeth, in a Bill which undoubtedly cannot justly be deemed one of Police or Commerce; yet they think themselves well founded in this Amendment, as well on account of the Reasonableness of the Object proposed, as on the Precedent of what has been enacted by a former Parliament.

"The Lords insist on their Amendment in Press 21, Lines 27, 28, and 29, and the Two following Amendments, to which the Commons disagree, for the same Reasons for which their Lordships insist on their Amendment, Press 14, Lines 21 and 22.

"The Lords insist on their Two Amendments, in Press 22, Line 21, and Press 22, Lines 27 and 28, to which the Commons disagree, for the same Reasons for which their Lordships insist on their Amendment, Press 14, Lines 21 and 22.

"The Lords agree to the Amendment made by the Commons to their Lordships Amendment in Press 23, Lines 7 and 8.

"The Lords do not insist on the Two Amendments made by their Lordships to the said Bill in Press 23, Lines 15 and 16, to which the Commons disagree.

"The Lords insist on their Two Amendments in Press 24, Lines 24 and 25, and Press 24, Lines 31, 32, and 33, to which the Commons disagree, for the same Reasons for which their Lordships insist on their Amendment, Press 14, Lines 21 and 22.

"The Lords do not insist on the Two Amendments made by their Lordships to the said Bill in Press 25, Line 12, and Press 25, Line 13, to which the Commons disagree.

"The Lords insist on their Amendment in Press 43, Lines 15, 16, and 17, to which the Commons disagree, for the same Reasons for which their Lordships insist on their Amendment, Press 14, Lines 21 and 22.

"The Lords insist on their Amendment in Press 45, Lines 18, 19, 20, and 21, to which the Commons disagree, for the same Reasons for which their Lordships insist on their Amendment, Press 14, Lines 21 & 22.

"The Lords insist on their Amendment in Press 47, Lines 34, 35, and 36, to which the Commons disagree, for the same Reasons for which their Lordships insist on their Amendment, Press 14, Lines 21 and 22.

"The Lords insist on their Two Amendments in Press 51, Lines 29, 30, and 31, Press 51, Lines 34, 35, and 36, to which the Commons disagree, for the same Reasons for which their Lordships insist on their Amendment, Press 14, Lines 21 and 22.

"The Lords insist on their Amendment in Press 52, Lines 26, 27, and 28, to which the Commons disagree, for the same Reasons for which their Lordships insist on their Amendment, Press 14, Lines 21 and 22.

"The Lords do not insist on the Amendment made by their Lordships to the said Bill in Press 54, Line 11; which is to leave out from ["heretofore"] to ["Provided always"] in the 37th Line of the next Press, and insert Clause (D), to which the Commons disagree."

Which being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the said Reasons be delivered to the Commons, at a Conference.

Further Conference on the Bill.

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Waple and Mr. Harris:

To desire a present Conference with that House, in the Painted Chamber, upon the Subject-matter of the last Conference.

Ordered, That the Managers of the last Conference be the Mangers of this.

The House being informed, "That the Managers of the Conference for the Commons were ready, in the Painted Chamber:"

The Names of the Managers for this House were called over.

And the House was adjourned during Pleasure; and the Lords went to the Conference.

Which being ended, the House was resumed.

And the Duke of Bedford reported, "That the Lords had met the Managers for the Commons, at the Conference; and had communicated to them their Lordships Reasons, as directed; and left the Bill and the Amendments with them."

Indemnifying Smugglers, on certain Conditions, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to indemnify Persons who have been guilty of the unlawful importing, landing, or running, of prohibited, uncustomed, or other Goods or Merchandize, upon certain Terms therein mentioned."

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee on the said Bill, on Tuesday Sevennight.

Highways, Preservation of Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to render more effectual the several Laws now in being, for the Amendment and Preservation of the publick Highways and Turnpike Roads of this Kingdom."

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."

Aid of One Million, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty to raise the Sum of One Million, for the Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Buchanan and Hamilton's Compofition, Bill:

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for empowering the Receiver General of His Majesty's Customs to release and discharge the Estate and Effects of George Buchanan and William Hamilton from a Debt due to His Majesty, upon Payment, by the Assignees under the Commission of Bankruptcy against them, of a Sum of Money therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

King's Consent to it signified.

The Earl of Holdernesse acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the said last mentioned Bill, was pleased to consent (as far as the Interest of the Crown is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Adjourn.

Dominus Sandys declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Lunæ, sextum diem Junii jam prox. sequen. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

1 Bis in Originali.