House of Lords Journal Volume 29
March 1758, 21-31

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March 1758, 21-31

DIE Martis, 21o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Rutland, Senescallus.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Ancaster et Kest'n.
Dux Kingston.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Lothian.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Morton.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Alberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Bath.
Comes Portsmouth.
Comes Buckingham.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Talbot.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Bagott to take the Name of Chester, Bill.

The Earl of Aylesford reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Charles Bagot, now called Charles Chester, and his Sons, to take the Surname of Chester; and for carrying an Agreement therein mentioned into Execution," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Bermondsey Poor Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for ascertaining and collecting the Poors Rates, and for better regulating the Poor, in the Parish of Saint Mary Magdalen Bermondesey, in the County of Surrey."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Papers from the Admiralty delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Stevens, from the Commissioners of the Admiralty, attended:"

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to Orders of this House, of the 17th and 20th Instant,

"Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners of the Navy to Mr. Burchett, dated the 26 of September 1735."

And also, "A Schedule of the Copies of such Orders, or Letters, as were sent, by the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral, to the Navy Board, or any other Persons, in Consequence of the said Board's Letter of the 26th of September 1735, relating to the Payment of Two Months Wages in Six to His Majesty's Ships."

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the Titles thereof were read, by the Clerk, as follow:

"Copy of a Letter from Mr. Burchett, Secretary of the Admiralty, to the Commissioners of the Navy, dated 30th September, (fn. 1) 1735."

"Copy of a Letter from Mr. Burchett, Secretary of the Admiralty, to the Honourable Sir John Norris, Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Ships at Lishon, dated the 30th of September 1735; as also to Sir George Walton, Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Ships at Spithead, dated the same Day."

"Copy of a Letter from Mr. Burchett, Secretary of the Admiralty, to Commodore Dent, Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Ships and Vessels at Jamaica, dated 30th September 1735; as also to Captain Brand, Senior Captain of His Majesty's Ships at The Leeward Islands, and to Captain Reddish of The Fox at Barbadoes."

"Copy of a Letter from Mr. Burchett, Secretary of the Admiralty, to Captain Symonds, Commander of His Majesty's Sloop The Shark, at The Bahama Islands, dated the 2d of October 1735; as also to sundry other Captains of His Majesty's Ships, dated the same Day."

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

Brumpton Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing Articles of Agreement, for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common and Waste Grounds, in the Townships of Brompton and Sawden, in the Parish of Brompton, in the North Riding of the County of York."

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

L. Privy Seal.
L. Chamberlain.
D. Richmond.
D. Kingston.
D. Newcastle.
D. Dorset.
M. Rockingham.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Lincoln.
E. Denbigh.
E. Stamford.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Findlater.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Stanhope.
E. Cowper.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Bath.
E. Northumberland.
E. Egremont.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Hardwicke.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Falmouth.
V. Folkestone.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Ward.
L. Romney.
L. Sandys.
L. Lyttelton.

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

E. Verney, Leave for a Bill:

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for selling divers Lands and Hereditaments, and Shares of Lands and Hereditaments, in London, Middlesex, and Surrey, of and belonging to Ralph Earl of Verney in the Kingdom of Ireland, Mary Countess of Verney and Dame Henrietta Maria Clayton, respectively; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale, in purchasing other Lands and Hereditaments in Lieu thereof."

Seamens Wages, Bill.

The Order of the Day, for the further Consideration 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;" and for the Attendance of several Persons, in order to be examined in relation thereto;" being read:

It was proposed, "To call in the Commissioners of the Navy."

And Mr. Grenville Treasurer of the Navy, Mr. Cockburne, Mr. (fn. 2) Deveret, Mr. Osborn, and Mr. Brett, Commissioners of the Navy, being called in accordingly, and at the Bar;

The Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners of the Navy to Mr. Burchett, dated the 26th of September 1735, relating to the Payment of Two Months Wages in Six, was read.

The Copy of a Letter from Mr. Burchett, Secretary of the Admiralty, to the Commissioners of the Navy, in Answer to the said Letter, dated 30th September 1735, read.

The Copy of the like Letter from Mr. Burchett to Sir John Norris, Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Ships at Lisbon, dated the 30th of September 1735, also read.

Then the Treasurer of the Navy was examined, as to the Manner of making up the Accompts of Men run upon the Books of Ships paid off, mentioned by him in his former Examination, and the Comparison of Men run in different Years, and as to the Import of the said Accompts; and also as to Mischiefs arising from the Captains not transmitting the Two Months Muster Books, and any Complaints made to the Navy and Admiralty Boards upon that Head; and also as to the Articles in the estimated Accompt of the Navy, under the Head of Seamens Wages; and from what Time the Arrears of Seamens Wages on the Books of Ships, paid off in that Accompt, amounting to Two Hundred and Twenty-one Thousand Pounds, are stated; and how much of that he thinks may be hereafter demanded; and also as to the Sixteen Hundred Thousand Pounds and upwards, for Ships in Pay on the 31st of December last, how much of that may be called for; and likewise as to the Manner of paying Ships at the Ports.

Then Mr. Cockburne, Comptroller of the Navy, was examined, as to the Manner of making up the Accompt of the Number of Deserters from His Majesty's Ships, between the 1st of January 1755, and 31st of December 1757; distinguishing how many had above 12 Months Pay due, how many from 6 to 12 Months, and how many under Six Months Pay due; and also the Number of Deserters for Three Years preceding the Alteration of the Method of Prompt Payment, and Three Years immediately ensuing the said Alteration; with an Account of the Number of Men borne and mustered in the said Years, upon a Medium, laid before the House from the Commissioners of the Navy, pursuant to their Lordships Order.

Then Mr. Brett was examined, from what Time the Arrear of Two Hundred and Twenty-one Thousand Pounds Wages, upon the Books of Ships paid off, is taken, and what Part of that Money he thinks may be called for; as also what may be demanded, upon the Article of Sixteen Hundred Thousand Pounds and upwards, to clear the Ships to the 31st of December last, and how much more Money will be necessary upon the Head of Seamens Wages, to carry this Bill into Execution if it should pass, than may be sufficient if it should not pass; and also as to the Difference between what was paid in the Year 1757 for Seamens Wages, and what may be paid in the Year 1758, according to the Regulations of this Bill.

Then Mr. Cockburne was examined, as to the Observations made by the Navy Board, upon the several Clauses of the Bill.

Then they were directed to withdraw.

And Edward Bentham and Edmund Mason, the Clerks who made up the Accompts of the Numbers of Deserters from His Majesty's Ships, laid before the House from the Commissioners of the Navy, were called in, and sworn, and examined as to the Manner of making up the said Accompts, and their Care and Exactness therein; and also as to the Time usually taken up in paying a Ship, and how much more Time will be necessary for that Purpose according to the Regulations of this Bill; and whether the same may not retard the Sailing of Ships, if they should be ordered to be paid at Times when they are near Sailing; and also as to the Necessity of an additional Number of Clerks to carry the Regulations of this Bill into Execution.

They were directed to withdraw.

Then it was moved, "To commit the Bill."

Which being objected to:

After Debate;

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall be committed?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee on the said Bill, on Wednesday the 12th Day of April next; and the Lords to be summoned.

Adjourn.

Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, vicesimum secundum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 22o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Elien.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Ancaster.
Dux Portland.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Lothian.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmoreland.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Moray.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Bath.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckingham.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. St. John.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Croker against Napper & al: Pleadings proved.

The House being informed, "That Patrick Keagbran attended, in order to deliver in Copies of Papers and Proceedings, relating to a Cause depending in this House, wherein Henry Croker and his Son are Appellants, and John Napper and others Respondents:"

He was called in; and delivered the same at the Bar, and attested upon Oath, "They were true Copies, he having examined them with the Originals, in the proper Offices in Ireland."

And then he withdrew.

Bagot to take the Name of Chester, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Charles Bagot, now called Charles Chester, and his Sons, to take the Surname of Chester; and for carrying an Agreement therein mentioned into Execution."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

E. Verney's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for selling divers Lands and Tenements, and Shares of Lands and Tenements, in London, Middlesex, and Surry, of and belonging to Ralph Earl of Verney in the Kingdom of Ireland, Mary Countess of Verney, and Dame Henrietta Maria Clayton, respectively; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in purchasing other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in Lieu thereof."

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

L. Privy Seal.
L. Chamberlain.
D. Richmond.
D. Portland.
D. Dorset.
E. Lincoln.
E. Denbigh.
E. Peterborow.
E. Stamford.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E. Tankerville.
E. Aylesford.
E. Guilford.
E. Cornwallis.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. Chester.
L. B. Peterborough.
L. Delawar.
L. Foley.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.
L. Lyttelton.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Thursday the 6th Day of April next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Persons who have neglected to qualify for Offices, to indemnify, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to indemnify Persons who have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace and others who have omitted to register their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law; and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and the filing of Affidavits of Articles of Clerkship."

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee on the said Bill, on the First Day of Meeting after the approaching Recess at Easter.

Cirencester Road, Bill:

The Order of the Day being read, for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing so much of the Act of the Fifteenth Year of His present Majesty, for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act of the Thirteenth Year of His late Majesty King George the First, for repairing the Roads from Cirencester Town's End to Saint John's Bridge, in the County of Gloucester, as directs, that the Inhabitants of the several Parishes and Hamlets therein named shall pass Toll-free; and for repairing the Street from the High Cross in Cirencester to the Town's End there; and for other Purposes therein mentioned; and for enlarging the Terms and Powers granted by the said Two former Acts;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same:

Counsel were accordingly called in, to be heard.

And the said Bill was read the 3d Time.

Mr. Wedderburn was heard, for the Petitioners, against the Bill.

Mr. Perrot was heard, in Behalf of the Bill.

And Mr. Wedderburn having been heard by Way of Reply:

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

And the Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

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

Prestonpans Duty on Beer, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term granted by an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or a Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Scots Pint of Ale and Beer, which shall be brewed for Sale, brought into, tapped, or sold, within the Town and Parish of Preston Pans, in the Shire of Lothian, otherwise Haddingtoun, for repairing the Harbour of the said Town; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hamsterly Common, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and dividing the Moors and Commons within the Chapelry of Hamsterly, in the Manor of Wolsingham, in the County of Durham;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Stirling Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act of the Twentyfifth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for repairing the Post Road from the City of Edinburgh, through the Counties of Linlithgow and Stirling, from The Boathouse Ford on Almond Water, and from thence to the Town of Linlithgow, and from the said Town to Falkirk, and from thence to Stirling; and also from Falkirk to Kilsyth and to Inch Bellie Bridge on the Post Road to the City of Glasgow; and for building a Bridge cross Almond Water;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were read the First Time.

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, vicesimum tertium diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 23o Martii,

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Rutland, Senescallus.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Portland.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bath.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckingham.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. St. John.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

E. Blesinton against Monsell & al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein William Earl of Blesinton is Appellant, and William Monsell and others are Respondents:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Counts Leslies to amend their Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition of Charles Cajetan Count Leslie, Leopoldus count Leslre, and Antonius Count Leslie, Appellants in Two Causes depending in this House, wherein Peter Grant and David Orme are Respondents, which stand appointed to be heard together; setting forth, "That the Petitioners brought their said Appeals against certain Interlocutors of the Court of Session in Scotland, and of the Macers of the said Court, as Judges Ordinary in Services, in an Action of Reduction and Declarator brought by the Respondents in the said Court of Session, and in a Service of Heir, before the said Macers, in Behalf of the Respondent Grant; in which Action and Service several Proceedings have been had, and Interlocutors made, between the Time of transmitting the said Appeals from Scotland, and the Time of serving their Lordships Orders thereon; videlicet, in the Matter of Service, Five Interlocutors of the Court of Session dated the 6th, 12th, 18th, 21st, and 26th, of January 1758, and One Interlocutor by the Macers of the 13th of the same Month of January; and in the said Action of Reduction and Declarator, Two Interlocutors of the said Court of Session, dated the 9th and 28th of February 1758; and praying Leave to amend their said Appeals, by making the said several Interlocutors Parts of the same respectively, on their amending the Respondents Copies:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to amend their said Appeals, by making the said several Interlocutors, of the Dates above mentioned, Parts of the same respectively; they amending the Respondents, Copies.

Read's Bill.

The Earl of Carlisle reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting in William Read Esquire and his Heirs several entailed Estates, in the County of York, in order that the same may be sold; and for the settling another Estate, in the said County of York, to the like Uses," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Lady Bulkeley's Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for carrying into Execution several Contracts made by or on Behalf of James late Lord Bulkeley in the Kingdom of Ireland, in his Life-time, for the Sale of several Lands and Tenements, in the County of Anglesey; and for applying the Purchase-money to discharge Encumbrances affecting the same," 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 made several Amendments thereto."

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

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

Lady Ferrers's Separation, Bill:

The Earl of Shaftesbury (pursuant to the Order of Monday last) presented to the House a Bill, intituled, An Act for separating Lawrence Earl Ferrers from Mary Countess Ferrers his Wife, for the Cruelty of the said Earl; and for settling a Maintenance for the said Countess, out of the Estate of the said Earl."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a 2d Time on Friday the 7th Day of April next; and the Lords to be summoned; and that Earl Ferrers may have a Copy of the said Bill; and that Notice be given him of the Time appointed for the Second Reading thereof; and that he be at Liberty to be heard, by his Counsel, against the said Bill, at the said Second Reading, if he thinks fit; as may also Counsel be heard for the said Bill, at the same Time.

Witnesses to attend, on the above Bill.

Ordered, That Kingsmille Evans Esquire, Christopher Burrow Esquire, Richard Ireland Esquire, Robert Garnett, John Johnson, William Hodson, John Hayns, and Gibbs, do attend this House on Friday the 7th Day of April next, in order to be examined as Witnesses upon the Second Reading of the said Bill.

Bills passed by Commission.

The Lord Keeper 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 several Acts agreed upon by both Houses."

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 Keeper in the Middle; with the Lord Privy Seal 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 Keeper said,

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

"His Majesty, not thinking fit 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 whereof 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 the Presence of you the Lords and Commons assembled for that Purpose; which Commission you will now hear read."

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

"GEORGE 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 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 appointing Commissioners for putting in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-eight; and for enforcing the Payment of the Rates to be assessed upon Somerset House in The Strand; and for rectifying a Mistake in the said Act; and for allowing further Time to the Receivers of certain Aids for setting Insuper for Monies in Arrear:" "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters:" "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore:" "An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers granted and continued by several Act of Parliament, for repairing the Harbour of Dover, in the County of Kent:" "An Act for the more easy and speedy repairing of publick Bridges, within the County of Devon:" "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads, in the Counties of Dorset and Devon, leading to and through the Borough of Lyme Regis:" "An Act for repairing the Roads from the Village of Magor to the Bridge Foot in the Town of Chepstow in the County of Monmouth, and other Roads in the Counties of Monmouth and Gloucester:" "An Act for amending several Roads leading from the Town of Tiverton, in the County of Devon:" "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Donington High Bridge to Hale Drove, and to the Eighth Mile Stone in the Parish of Wigtoft, and to Langret Ferry, in the County of Lincoln:" "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act of Parliament passed in the Twenty-fourth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and amending the several Roads leading from Woodstock, through Kiddington and Enstone, to Rollright Lane and Enslow Bridge, to Kiddington aforesaid; and for making the said Act more effectual:" "An Act for repairing the High Road leading from Brent Bridge, in the County of Devon, to Gasking Gate, in or near the Borough of Plimouth, in the said County:" "An Act to amend an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, 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 Surrey:" "An Act for ascertaining and collecting the Poors Rates, and for better regulating the Poor, in the Parish of Saint Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, in the County of Surry:" "An Act for transferring certain South Sea Annuities, standing in the Name of the late Treasurer to the Commissioners for building Fifty new Churches, unto the respective Rectors of Eight of those Churches; and for vesting certain Scites for Churches, purchased by the said Commissioners, in Trustees, in order to sell the same, for the Purposes therein mentioned:" "An Act to enable George Amyand and John Anthony Rucker of London, Merchants, Agents for the Embden East India Company, to sell and dispose of the Cargo of the Ship The Prince Ferdinand of Prussia, to the United Company of Merchants of England trading to The East Indies; and to enable the said United Company to purchase, lend, sell, and dispose of the same, or any Part thereof; and to empower the said George Amyand and John Anthony Rucker to make Insurances upon the said Ship and Cargo:" "An Act to enable Mary Woollett Spinster (notwithstanding her Infancy), upon her Marriage with Robert Mead Wilmot Esquire, to settle and convey her Estate and Interest in certain Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Kent, and in Two several Sums of Two Thousand Pounds and Three Hundred Pounds, to the Uses in certain Articles of Agreement mentioned:" "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Godfrey Wentworth Esquire with Dorothea Pilkington his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Wastes, or Commons, called Brancepeth and Stockley Moors, or Commons, within the Manor and Parish of Brancepeth, in the County of Durham:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, in Great Glen, in the County of Leicester, called The Upper or North End Fields, and all the Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and Common and Waste Grounds, within the same Fields:" "An Act for naturalizing George Clifford." 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 give 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 Well-beloved Counsellor Sir Robert Henley Knight, Keeper of Our Great Seal of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patents with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; and also commanding Our most Dear and Entirely Beloved Son and Faithful Counsellor William Duke of Cumberland, Our said Keeper of Our Great Seal of Great Britain, Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors John Earl Granville President of Our Council, Richard Earl Temple 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, Thomas Holles Duke of Newcastle First Commissioner of Our Treasury, Lionel Cranfield Duke of Dorset, Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors Robert Earl of Holdernesse One of Our Principal Secretaries of State, William Henry Earl of Rochford Groom of Our Stole, George Dunk Earl of Hallifax, Granville Leveson Earl Gower Master of Our Horse, Philip Earl of Hardwicke, and Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellors George Lord Anson First Commissioner of Our Admiralty, and William Lord Mansfield Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us, 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 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 Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted, good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament and Laws, to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes, and to 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 Twentysecond Day of March, in the Thirty-first Year of Our Reign.

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

"Yorke and Yorke."

Then the Lord Keeper further said,

"In Obedience to His Majesty's Commands, and by virtue of the Commission which has 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 of the Crown, at the Table, read the Titles of the Bills to be passed, severally, as follow:

"1. An Act for appointing Commissioners for putting in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-eight; and for enforcing the Payment of the Rates to be assessed upon Somerset House in The Strand; and for rectifying a Mistake in the said Act; and for allowing further Time to the Receivers of certain Aids, for settling Insuper for Monies in Arrear."

"2. An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

"3. An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore."

"4. An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers granted and continued by several Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Harbour of Dover, in the County of Kent."

"5. An Act for the more easy and speedy repairing of publick Bridges, within the County of Devon."

"6. An Act for repairing and widening several Roads, in the Counties of Dorset and Devon, leading to and through the Borough of Lyme Regis."

"7. An Act for repairing the Road from the Village of Magor to the Bridge Foot in the Town of Chepstow in the County of Monmouth, and other Roads in the Counties of Monmouth and Gloucester."

"8. An Act for amending several Roads leading from the Town of Tiverton, in the County of Devon."

"9. An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Donington High Bridge to Hale Drove, and to the Eighth Mile Stone in the Parish of Wigtoft, and to Langret Ferry, in the County of Lincoln."

"10. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act of Parliament, passed in the Twenty-fourth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and amending the several Roads leading from Woodstock, through Kiddington and Enstone, to Rollright Lane, and Enslow Bridge to Kiddington aforesaid; and for making the said Act more effectual."

"11. An Act for repairing the High Road leading from Brent Bridge, in the County of Devon, to Gasking Gate, in or near the Borough of Plymouth, in the said County."

"12. An Act to amend an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, 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."

"13. An Act for ascertaining and collecting the Poors Rates, and for better regulating the Poor, in the Parish of Saint Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, in the County of Surrey."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"14. An Act for transferring certain South Sea Annuities, standing in the Name of the late Treasurer to the Commissioners for building Fifty new Churches, unto the respective Rectors of Eight of those Churches; and for vesting certain Scites for Churches, purchased by the said Commissioners, in Trustees, in order to sell the same, for the Purposes therein mentioned."

"15. An Act to enable George Amyand and John Anthony Rucker of London Merchants, Agents for the Embden East India Company, to sell and dispose of the Cargo of the Ship The Prince Ferdinand of Prussia, to the United Company of Merchants of England trading to The East Indies; and to enable the said United Company to purchase, lend, sell, and dispose of, the same, or any Part thereof; and to empower the said George Amyand and John Anthony Rucker to make Insurances upon the said Ship and Cargo."

"16. An Act to enable Mary Woollett Spinster (notwithstanding her Infancy), upon her Marriage with Robert Mead Wilmot Esquire, to settle and convey her Estate and Interest in certain Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Kent, and in Two several Sums of Two Thousand Pounds and Three Hundred Pounds, to the Uses in certain Articles of Agreement mentioned."

"17. An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Godfrey Wentworth Esquire with Dorothea Pilkington his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"18. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Wastes, or Commons, called Brancepeth and Stockley Moors, or Commons, within the Manor and Parish of Brancepeth, in the County of Durham."

"19. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, in Great Glen, in the County of Leicester, called The Upper or North End Fields, and all the Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and Common and Waste Grounds, within the same Fields."

"20. An Act for naturalizing George Clifford."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Exeter Workhouses, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act passed in the Ninth and Tenth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King William the Third, intituled, "An Act for erecting Hospitals and Workhouses, within the City and County of the City of Exon, for the better employing and maintaining the Poor there;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Account of Tallow imported from Russia.

Ordered, That the proper Officer or Officers do lay before this House, an Account of the Quantity of Tallow imported into this Kingdom from Russia, for four Years preceding Christmas last; distinguishing each Year.

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, quartum diem Aprilis jam prox. sequen. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

1 Origin. 1755.
2 Sic; vide p. 267. b. 269. b. & 270. b.