House of Lords Journal Volume 29
June 1757, 21-30

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 29: June 1757, 21-30', Journal of the House of Lords volume 29: 1756-1760 (1767-1830), pp. 183-189. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114433 Date accessed: 30 July 2014.


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June 1757, 21-30

DIE Martis, 21o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Roffen. Dux Argyll.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Fauconberg.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.

PRAYERS.

Archer against Capron;

The Lord Mansfield Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, in the usual Manner, delivered in, at the Table, Three Writs of Error:

In the First of which, Benjamin Archer is Plaintiff, and Martin Capron is Defendant:

Peck against Kenworthy;

In the Second, John Peck is Plaintiff, and John Kenworthy is Defendant:

and Bunney against Fenn.

And in the Third, Elizabeth Bunney is Plaintiff, and Richard Fenn is Defendant.

Writs of Error.

Ordered, That the said Plaintiffs in the said several Writs of Error do assign Errors thereupon, on or before Friday next.

Adjourn.

Dominus Sandys declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, vicesimum tertium diem Instantis Junii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 23o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Roffen. Comes Warwick.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Fauconberg.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

To enlarge the Times for executing Powers in certain Acts of this Session, Bill;

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Times limited for executing and performing several Provisions, Powers, and Directions, in certain Acts of this Session of Parliament;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Read Twice, and committed.

Hodie 1a et 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlaring the Times limited for executing and performing several Provisions, Powers, and Directions, in certain Acts of this Session of Parliament.

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 27o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Norvicen.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Macclesfield.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.

PRAYERS.

Peck against Kenworthy;

Upon reading the Petition of John Kenworthy, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein John Peck is Plaintiff; praying, "In regard the Plaintiff hath not assigned Errors, as required by Order of this House on Tuesday last; that their Lrodships would order a Non pros. of the said Writ of Error to be entered, with such Costs as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

Writ of Error Non pros'd, with Costs.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner do forthwith enter a Non pros. on the said Writ of Error; and that the Record be remitted to the Court of King's Bench, to the End Execution may be had, upon the Judgement given by that Court, as if no such Writ of Error had been brought into this House; and further, that the Plaintiff in Error do pay, or cause to be paid, to the Defendant in Error, the Sum of Twenty Pounds, for his Costs by reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgement.

Bunney against Fenn;

Upon reading the Petition of Richard Fenn, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Elizabeth Bunney is Plaintiff; praying, "In regard the Plaintiff hath not assigned Errors, as required by Order of this House on Tuesday last; that the said Writ of Error may be Non pros'd, with such Costs as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

Writ of Error Non pros'd, with Costs.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner do forthwith enter a Non pros. on the said Writ of Error; and that the Record be remitted to the Court of King's Bench, to the End Execution may be had upon the Judgement given by that Court, as if no such Writ of Error had been brought into this House; and further, that the Plaintiff in Error do pay, or cause to be paid, to the Defendant in Error, the Sum of Twenty Pounds, for his Costs by reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgement.

To enlarge the Times for executing Powers in certain Acts of this Session, Bill:

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Times limited for executing and performing several Provisions, Powers, and Directions, in certain Acts of this Session of Parliament."

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."

Then the said Bill was read the Third Time.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Sandys declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, vicesimum octavum diem instantis Junii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 28o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Elien.
Epus. Sarum.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Temple.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Anson.

PRAYERS.

D. of Devon, and E. Waldegrave take the Oaths.

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

Delany against Tenison & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of the Reverend Patrick Delany Doctor in Divinity and Dean of Downe in the Diocese of Armagh in the Kingdom of Ireland; complaining of several Proceedings and Orders of the Court of Chancery in the said Kingdom, par ticularly of a Decree, or Order, of the said Court, of the 11th Day of this Instant June; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or rectified; and that the Appellant may have such further Relief in the Premises as the Nature and Circumstances of the Case may require; and that Thomas Tenison, William Tenison, and Samuel Head, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Thomas Tenison, William Tenison, and Samuel Head, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the Second Day of August next; and Service of this Order upon the Clerk in Court, or Attorney of the said Respondents, in the said Court of Chancery in Ireland, shall be deemed good Service.

Ross & al. against Johnston.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Andrew Ross Chamberlain of the Earldom of Orkney, James Baikie of Tankerness, Andrew Young of Castle Yards, Donald Groat of Newhall, Mungee Greme of Gremshall, and Benjamin Moodie of Melsetter, Justices of Peace for the County of Orkney; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 4th of January 1757; and of another Interlocutor of the 22d of this Instant June, adhering thereto; and praying, "That the same may be reversed or varied; and that the Appellants may have such other Relief as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom shall seem proper; and that Peter Johnston may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Peter Johnston may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 26th Day of July next; and Service of this Order upon any of his Lawyers or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland shall be deemed good Service.

Hamersley to enter into a Recognizance on Delaney's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Hugh Hamersley of Lincoln's Inn Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Doctor Delany, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he living in Ireland:"

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

Pierie to enter into Recognizance for Ross & al.

The House being moved, "That William Pierie Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Andrew Ross and others, on account of their Appeal depending in this House; they living in Scotland:"

It is Ordered, That the said William Pierie may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellants, as desired.

Bills passed by Commission:

The Speaker acquainted the House, "That His Majesty had been pleased to grant a Commission to his Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland, and several Lords therein named, for declaring His Royal Assent to the several Acts agreed upon by both Houses."

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Then Three of the Lords Commissioners (in their Robes) being seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack; the Lord Sandys Speaker in the Middle; with the Archbishop of Canterbury on his Right Hand; and the Duke of Dorset on his Left; commanded the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the Commons, "That the Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House, to hear the Commission read."

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Sandys said,

"My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"His Majesty, not thinking sit to be personally present here at this Time, has been pleased to cause a Commission to be issued under the Great Seal, and thereby given His Royal Assent to divers Acts which have been agreed upon by both Houses, the Titles wherof are particularly mentioned; and, by the said Commission, hath commanded us, in His Absence, to declare and notify His Royal Assent to the said several Acts, in this House, in the Presence of you the Lords and Commons assembled for that Purpose: Which Commission you will now hear read."

And the same was read accordingly, by the Clerk, as follows:

"G. R.

"George the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth. To Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our Trusty and Well-beloved the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Boroughs, of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting. Whereas We have seen, and perfectly understood, divers and sundry Acts, agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and the Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue; (that is to say,) "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:" "An Act for enabling His Majesty to raise the Sum of One Million, for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned:" "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Sums of Money out of the Sinking Fund; and applying certain Monies remaining in the Exchequer, and the Savings out of the Monies granted in this Session of Parliament for the Pay of the Troops of Hanover, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fiftyseven; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for Relief of Claud Johnson, with respect to a Bond entered into by him for securing the Duties on Tobacco imported by George Buchanan and William Hamilton:" "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:" "An Act for the better Ordering of the Militia Forces, in the several Counties of that Part of Great Britain called England:" "An Act for the Relief and Encouragement of the Captors of Prizes with respect to the bringing and landing Prize Goods in this Kingdom:" "An Act more effectually to prevent the spreading of the Distemper now raging amongst the Horned Cattle in this Kingdom:" "An Act for the more effectual Preservation and Improvement of the Spawn and Fry of Fish in the River of Thames and Waters of Medway; and for the better regulating the Fisher thereof:" "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:" "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:" "An Act to explain and amend 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:" "An Act to indemify 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:" "An Act to enable the Commissioners for building Westm'r Bridge to widen the Street, or Avenue, leading from Cockspur-street to the Passage in Spring Garden, near Saint James's Park:" "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effecutal, 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 HighStreet in the said Borough:" "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:" "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:" "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:" "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:" "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:" "An Act for cleansing, paving, and lightening, the Streets of the City of Bath, and Liberties thereof; and for regulating the Chairmen, and also for the keeping a sufficient and well-regulated Watch in the Night Time, in the said City and Liberties; and to oblige all Owners of Houses and other Buildings within the said City and Liberties to bring down the Water from the Roofs of their Houses and other Buildings, by proper Pipes, down the Sides or Walls of such Houses and Buildings; and also to oblige all Coal Carriages to pass by the Borough Walls of the said City during the Night Season:" "An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Twelfth Year (fn. 1) [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:" "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Roads from the Town of Wrexham in the County of Denbigh, to Pentre Bridge in the County of Flint, and from the Town of Mold to Northop, Holywell, and Rhuddlan, in the same County; and from thence to The Ferryhouse opposite the Town of Conway in the County of Canarvon, and from Ruthin to the said Town of Mold:" "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from Spalding High Bridge, through Littleworth, and by Frognall, and over James Deeping Stone Bridge in the County of Lincoln, to Maxey Outgang in the County of Northampton, adjoining to the High Road there:" "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, for repairing and widening several Roads leading from a Gate called Poole Gate in the Town and County of Poole:" "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 effecutal the said Acts; and also for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several other Roads, in the Counties of Worcester, Warwick, and Gloucester:" "An Act for enlarging the Times for the First Meetings of Commissioners or Trustees for putting in Execution certain Acts of this Session of Parliament:" "An Act for enlarging the Times limited for executing and performing several Provisions, Powers, and Directions, in certain Acts of this Session of Parliament:" "An Act for confirming a Partition between William Earl of Dartmouth and Frances Katherine 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 London; and for vesting and settling the entire Premises to the several Uses therein mentioned:" "An Act to empower Elizabeth the Wife of Henry Thomas Carr Esquire, a Lunatick, to make an Appointment of a Sum of Three Thousand Pounds, towards the Payment of the said Lunatick's Debts; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" "An Act for Sale of Part of the settled Estate of William Thomson Esquire, in the County of Berks, to raise Money, towards discharging several Mortgage Debts and Encumbrances affecting other Parts of his settled Estates in the same County:" "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:" "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:" "An Act to enable James Newsam Esquire, and his Issue, to take and use the Surname of Craggs." And albeit the said Acts, by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto; yet, nevertheless, the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law, without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts: And forasmuch as, for divers Causes and Considerations, We cannot conveniently at this Time be present, in Our Royal Person, in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons; We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same; and, by the same, do given and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions, therein contained; and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence, and Provision, therein contained, from henceforth, shall be of the same Strength, Force, and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly, in the Presence of you all, assented to the same. And We do, by these Presents, declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern; commanding also, by these Presents, Our Right Trusty and Wellbeloved Counsellor Sir John Willes Knight Chief Justice of Our Court of Common Pleas, Our Trusty and Well-beloved Sir Sidney Stafford Smythe Knight One of the Barons of Our Court of Exchequer, and Sir John Eardley Wilmot Knight One of the Justices of Our Court of King's Bench, Commissioners for the Custody of Our Great Seal of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; and also commanding Our most Dear and Entirely Beloved Son and Faithful Counsellor William Duke of Cumberland, the most Reverend Father in God Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Matthew Archbishop of Canterbury Primate and Metropolitan of all England, Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors John Earl Granville President of Our Council, Granville Leveson Earl Gower Keeper of Our Privy Seal, Our Right Trusty and Right Entirely Beloved Cousins and Counsellors John Duke of Rutland Steward of Our Household, William Duke of Devonshire Chamberlain of Our Household, John Duke of Bedford Lieutenant General and General Governor of Our Kingdom of Ireland, Charles Duke of Marlborough Master General of Our Ordnance, Archibald Duke of Argyll, Lionel Cranfield Duke of Dorset Master of Our Horse, Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors Daniel Earl of Winchilsea and Nottingham First Commissioner of Our Admiralty, Robert Earl of Holdernesse One of Our Principal Secretaries of State, William Henry Earl of Rochford Groom of Our Stole, and Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Samuel Lord Sandys, or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent, in Our Absence, in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament, there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts with such Terms and Words, in Our Name, as is requisite, and hath been accustomed for the same; and also to enrol these Our Letters Patent and the said Acts in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf. And finally We do declare and will, that, after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted, good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament and Laws, to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes, and be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing, or Things, to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Twenty-seventh Day of June, in the Thirty-first Year of Our Reign.

"By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

"Yorke & Yorke."

Then the Lord Sandys further said,

"In Obedience to His Majesty's Commands, and by virtue of the Commission which had been now read, we do declare and notify to you, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons in Parliament assembled, That His Majesty hath given His Royal Assent to the several Acts in the Commission mentioned; and the Clerks are required to pass the same, in the usual Form and Words."

Then the Clerk Assistant, having received the Money Bills from the Hands of the Speaker, brought them to the Table; where the Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow:

"1. An Act for grainting 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."

"2. An Act for enabling His Majesty to raise the Sum of One Million, for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned."

"3. An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Sums of Money out of the Sinking Fund; and applying certain Monies remaining in the Exchequer, and the Savings out of the Monies granted in this Session of Parliament for the Pay of the Troops of Hanover, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-seven; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for Relief of Claud Johnson, with respect to a Bond entered into by him for securing the Duties on Tobacco imported by George Buchanan0 and William Hamilton."

"4. 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 these Bills the Royal Assent was severally pronounced, by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words; (videlicet,)

"Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."

"5. An Act for the better Ordering of the Militia Forces, in the several Counties of that Part of Great Britain called England."

6. An Act for the Relief and Encouragement of the Captors of Prizes, with respect to the bringing and landing Prize Goods in this Kingdom."

"7. An Act more effectually to prevent the spreading of the Distemper now raging among the Horned Cattle in this Kingdom."

8. An Act for the more effectual Preservation and Improvement of the Spawn and Fry of Fish, in the River of Thames and Waters of Medway; and for the better regulating the Fishery thereof."

"9. 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."

"10. 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."

"11. An Act to explain and amend 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."

"12. An Act to indemify Person who have been guilty of the unlawful importing, landing, or running, of prohibited, uncustomed, or other Goods or Merchandize, upon certain Terms therein mentioned."

"13. An Act to enable the Commissioners for building Westminster Bridge to widen the Street, or Avenue, leading from Cockspur Street to the Passage in Spring Garden, near Saint James's Park."

"14. 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."

"15. 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."

"16. 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."

"17. An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands, and 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."

"18. 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."

"19. 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 of Smith's Hill, to the opposite Shore in the County of Surry."

"20. An Act for cleansing, paving, and lightening, the Streets of the City of Bath and Liberties thereof; and for regulating the Chairmen, and also for the keeping a sufficient and well-regulated Watch in the Night-time, in the said City and Liberties; and to oblige all Owners of Houses and other Buildings within the said City and Liberties to bring down the Water from the Roofs of their Houses and other Buildings, by proper Pipes, down the Sides or Walls of such Houses and Buildings; and also to oblige all Coal Carriages to pass by the Borough Walls of the said City, during the Night Season."

"21. 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."

"22. An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Roads from the Town of Wrexham in the County of Denbigh, to Pentre Bridge in the County of Flint, and from the Town of Mold, to Northop, Holywell, and Rhuddlan, in the same County, and from thence to The Ferryhouse opposite the Town of Conway in the County of Carnarvon, and from Ruthin to the said Town of Mold."

"23. An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from Spalding High Bridge, through Littleworth, and by Frognall, and over James Deeping Stone Bridge, in the County of Lincoln, to Maxey Outgang in the County of Northampton, adjoining to the High Road there."

"24. An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, for repairing and widening several Roads, leading from a Gate called Poole Gate, in the Town and County of Poole."

"25. 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."

"26. An Act for enlarging the Times for the First Meetings of Commissioners, or Trustees, for putting in Execution certain Acts of this Session of Parliament."

"27. An Act for enlarging the Times limited for executing and performing several Provisions, Powers, and Directions, in certain Acts of this Session of Parliament."

To these Bills the Royal Assent was severally pronounced, by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words; (videlicet,)

"Le Roy le veult."

"28. An Act for confirming a Partition between William Earl of Dartmouth and Frances Katherine 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."

"29. An Act to empower Elizabeth the Wife of Henry Thomas Carr Esquire, a Lunatick, to make an Appointment of a Sum of Three Thousand Pounds, towards the Payment of the said Lunatick's Debts; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"30. An Act for Sale of Part of the settled Estate of William Thomson Esquire, in the County of Berks, to raise Money, towards discharging several Mortgage Debts and Encumbrances affecting other Parts of his settled Estates in the same County."

"31. 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."

"32. 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."

"33. An Act to enable James Newsam Esquire, and his Issue, to take and use the Surname of Craggs."

To these Bills the Royal Assent was severally pronounced, by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words; (videlicet,)

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then the Commons withdrew.

And the House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Adjourn.

Dominus Sandys declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, primum diem Julii jam prox. sequen. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

1 Bis in Originali.