House of Lords Journal Volume 29
April 1758, 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 29: April 1758, 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 29: 1756-1760 (1767-1830), pp. 294-307. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114449 Date accessed: 01 August 2014.


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April 1758, 11-20

DIE Martis, 11o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Elien.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Ancaster.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
March. Lothian.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Moray.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Bath.
Comes Buckingham.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Talbot.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

E. of Kerry's Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir Maurice Crosbie Knight to discharge an Encumbrance on certain Collieries and Coal Mines in the County of Durham, Part of the Estate of Francis Thomas Earl of Kerry and Lixnaw in the Kingdom of Ireland, a Minor," 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 Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

Linlithgow, and other Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers granted by an Act of the Twenty-fifth 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Preston Pans, Duty on Beer, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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 East Lothian, otherwise Haddingtoun, for repairing the Harbour of the said Town; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Assirmative.

Exeter Workhouses, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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 Three preceding Bills.

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

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

Accounts of Irish Tallow imported, and Candles exported.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Tomkyns, from the Commissioners of the Customs, attended:"

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to Orders of this House of the 4th Instant,

"An Account of all Tallow imported form Ireland into England, for Seven Years, from Christmas 1750, to Christmas 1757; distinguishing each Year."

Also, "An Account of the Quantity of Candles exported from England, for Seven Years, ending at Christmas 1757; distinguishing to what Countries exported, and what Quantity from the Port of London, and what Quantity from the Out Ports."

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the Titles thereof, with the Note at the Foot of each of the said Accounts, being read by the Clerk:

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

Fonblanque and Aubert, Nat. Bill.

Anthony Fonblanque and Nicholas Baptist Aubert took the Oaths appointed, in order to their Naturalization.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Anthony Fonblanque and Nicholas Baptist Aubert."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Richmond.
D. Portland.
D. Dorset.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Denbigh.
E. Stamford.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Findlater.
E. Marchmont.
E. Halifax.
E. Bath.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Fauconberg.
L. Abp. York.
L. B. Durham.
L. B. Rochester.
L. B. Bangor.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Foley.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.

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

Bristol Workhouse, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Powers granted by an Act passed in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for rendering more effectual the several Acts passed for the erecting of Hospitals and Workhouses within the City of Bristol, for the better employing and maintaining of the Poor thereof; and for making the said Act more effectual."

Electors of Knights of the Shire, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for further explaining the Laws touching the Electors of Knights of the Shire to serve in Parliament, for that Part of Great Britain called England;" to which [ (fn. 1) they defire] the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was was read the First Time.

Ottringham Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to confirm and establish Articles of Agreement for dividing and enclosing several Open and Common Fields in Ottringham, in the County of York."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Wednesday the 19th Day of this Instant April, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Accompt of the Charges of Ordnance to be brought.

Ordered, That the proper Officers do lay before this House an Accompt of the Charges of the Office of Ordnance for the Sea and Land Service, from the 1st Day of January 1755, to the last Day of December 1757; distinguishing each Service in each Year.

Pet. of Captains of the Navy from Portsmouth for Relief, in relation to the Seamen Wages, Bill;

A Petition of several Captains in His Majesty's Fleet from Portsmouth, on Behalf of themselves and the rest of the Captains of the Royal Navy, was presented, and read, alleging the great Difficulties and Hardships the Petitioners will be subjected to by the Bill now depending in this House, relating to the Payment of Seamens Wages, if the same should pass into a Law; and praying such Relief as to the House shall seem meet.

And it being moved, "That the 65th Instruction in the printed Regulations and Instructions relating to His Majesty's Service at Sea, established by the King in Council, which were ordered to be laid before this House, might be read:"

The same was read accordingly.

After Debate;

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

from Plymouth;

A Petition of several Captains in His Majesty's Fleet from Plymouth, on Behalf of themselves and the rest of the Captains of the Royal Navy:

from Sheerness;

Also, a Petition of several Captains in His Majesty's Fleet from Sheerness and Nore, on Behalf of themselves and the rest of the Captains of the Royal Navy:

and from The Downs.

And also, a Petition of several Captains in His Majesty's Fleet from The Downs, on Behalf of themselves and the rest of the Captains of the Royal Navy;

Were severally presented, and read; being to the same Purpose, and expressed in the like Words, as the first mentioned Petition.

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

Ly. Ferrers's Separation, Bill:

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee upon the 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 House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee thereupon.

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Committee, "That they had made a Progress in the said Bill; and had gone through the Preamble, and the First Enacting Clause."

Part of the Bill referred to Judges:

Ordered, That the Consideration of the Remainder of the said Bill be reserred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Justice Wilmot; who are forthwith to summon all Parties before them who may be concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing the Parties, and perusing a Copy of the Bill, attested by the Clerk of the Parliaments, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands.

House to be put into a Committee on the Bill:

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee again, to consider further of the said Bill, on this Day Fortnight; and the Lords to be summoned.

Judges to be attended with the Deeds lest with the Clerk:

Ordered, That the Judges to whom the Remainder of the said Bill stands referred be attended with the Two Deeds, one bearing Date the 16th of April 1753, and the other bearing Date the 14th of October 1741, which were produced, and ordered to be left with the Clerk of this House.

Witnesses to attend, to be sworn, and examined before the Judges.

Ordered, That John Johnson and John White do attend this House on Thursday next, to be sworn, in order to be examined as Witnesses, before the said Judges, in relation to the said Bill.

Ordered, That Richard Phillips and Charles Gibbs do attend this House on Monday next, for the same Purpose.

Leeds Waggon Way for Coals, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing Agreements made between Charles Brandling Esquire and other Persons, Proprietors of Lands, for laying down a Waggon Way, in order for the better supplying the Town and Neighbourhood of Leeds, in the County of York, with Coals;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Settle Stinted Pastures, to enclose, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing and confirming Articles of Agreement for dividing and enclosing Two Stinted Pastures, called Settle Banks, High Scarr and Scaleber, within the Township of Settle, in the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, duodecimum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 12o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Elien.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Rutland, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Ancaster.
Dux Kingston.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
March. Lothian.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Morton.
Comes Moray.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Bath.
Comes Portsmouth.
Comes Buckingham.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. St. John.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Talbot.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Brompton and Sawden Enclosure, Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, 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," 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 said Bill, and made several Amendments thereto."

Which Amendments were read by the Clerk, as follow:

"Press 9, L. 16. After ["Lands"], leave out ["and"]; and after ["Grounds"], insert ["and Allotments"]; and after ["of"], leave out the Words ["and belonging to"].

"L. 24. Leave out ["Grounds"], and instead thereof insert ["Allotments"].

"L. 32. Leave out ["Grounds"], and instead thereof insert ["Allotments"].

"Pr. 12, L. 11. Leave out ["Tithe"].

"Pr. 27, L. 22. After ["the"], insert ["Common"].

L. 24 and 25. Leave out ["as Lord of the Honour or Manor of Pickering"]."

And the said Amendments, being read a 2d Time, were severally agreed to by the House.

E. of Kerry's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir Maurice Crosbie Knight, or any future Guardian of Francis Thomas Earl of Kerry and Lixnaw in the Kingdom of Ireland, a Minor, to discharge an Encumbrance on certain Collieries and Coal Mines in the County of Durham, Part of the Estate of the said Earl."

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. Holford and Mr. Harris:

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

Chesterfield and Worksop Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge, alter, and render more effectual, the Term and Powers of an Act of the Twelfth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing the Roads from Bakewell to Chesterfield in the County of Derby, and from Chesterfield to Worksop in the County of Nottingham, and other Roads therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

E. Verney's Bill: Motion for dispensing with the Standing Order.

The House being moved, "That the Standing Order of this House, in relation to Bills for selling Lands in one Place and buying Lands in another, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for selling divers Lands and Tenements, and Shares of Lands and Tenements, 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, to be settled in Lieu thereof," stands committed, may proceed thereupon, notwithstanding there is not an actual Agreement yet made for the Purchase of another Estate, to be settled in Lieu of that to be sold, as required by the said Standing Order:"

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

Message from H. C. to return Ld. G. Lenox & al. Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Forests and Manors of Singleton and Charlton, and other Manors, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Sussex and Wilts, in Trustees and their Heirs, upon the Trusts therein mentioned, freed and discharged from the Estates, Uses, and Trusts, to which the same are at present subject; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Seamens Wages, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on 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."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the 3d Time To-morrow; and the Lords to be summoned.

Irish Tallow, Bill.

Ordered, That the 2d Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to discontinue, for a limited Time, the "Duties payable upon Tallow imported from Ireland," which is appointed for To-morrow, be put off to that Day Sevennight.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 13o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Ancaster.
Dux Kingston.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
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 Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Moray.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Bath.
Comes Buckingham.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. St. John.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Talbot.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

D. of Queensberry's Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming a Contract of Lease of Mines, between Charles Duke of Queensberry and Dover of the one Part, and Ronald Crawfurd, James Crawfurd, and Daniel Telfer, of the other Part; and for enabling the said Duke and his Heirs of Entail to grant Leases, in Terms of the said Contract," 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.

Fonblanque and Aubert's Nat. Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Anthony Fonblanque and Nicholas Baptist Aubert," 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."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Brompton and Sawden Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Assirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

Electors of Knights of the Shire, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for further explaining the Laws touching the Electors of Knights of the Shire to serve in Parliament, for that Part of Great Britain called England."

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

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

Settle Stinted Pastures, to enclose, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing and confirming Articles of Agreement, for dividing and enclosing Two Stinted Pastures, or Commons, called Settle Banks, High Scarr and Scaleber, within the Township of Settle, in the County of York."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
L. Chamberlain.
D. Argyll.
D. Portland.
D. Dorset.
M. Lothian.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Denbigh.
E. Peterborow.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Findlater.
E. Marchmont.
E. Bath.
E. Hardwicke.
V. Folkestone.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Bangor.
Ld. Delawar.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Foley.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Thursday the 20th Day of this Instant April, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Witnesses sworn, to be examined before the Judges on Lady Ferrers's Bill.

John Johnson and John White attending (according to Order), were called in, and sworn, in order to give Evidence before the Judges to whom Part of Lady Ferrers's Bill stands referred.

E. Verney's Bill, Standing Order dispensed with.

The Order of the Day was read, for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order, in relation to Bills for selling Lands in one Place and buying Lands in another, so far as that the Committee to whom the Bill, 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 the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in Lieu thereof," stands committed, may proceed thereupon, notwithstanding there is not an actual Agreement yet made for the Purchase of another Estate, to be settled in Lieu of that to be sold, as required by the said Standing Order.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be dispensed with, in this Case.

Ly. Ferrers's Petition, for a Deed to be produced before the Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Mary Countess Ferrers; setting forth, "That their Lordships were pleased to order Mr. Thomas Goostrey to produce before the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Petitioner's Bill was committed, a Settlement in his Custody, executed by Earl Ferrers in or about the Year 1749, of his Estate in the County of Northampton; who attended with the same accordingly;" and praying, "In regard their Lordships have since been pleased to order that Part of the Petitioner's said Bill (fn. 2) be referred to Two of the Judges, that the said Mr. Goostrey may be ordered to produce the said Settlement before the said Judges:"

It is Ordered, That the said Mr. Goostrey do, by himself, or some Person on his Behalf, produce the said Settlement before the said Judges, from Time to Time, as Occasion shall require, upon reasonable Notice given him for that Purpose.

Powney & al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Penelope Elizabeth Powney Widow 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 to vest Part of the settled Estate of Penyston Powney Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and to lay out the Money arising from the Sale thereof in Real Estates, to be settled to the same Uses."

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 the 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 Earl of Rochford on his Right Hand; and the Lord Anson on his Left; commanded the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "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 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 to indemnisy 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:" "An Act for repealing of much of the Act of the Fifteenth Year of His present Majesty, for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act of the Thir teenth 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 Tollfree; 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:" "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:" "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 East Lothian, otherwise Haddingtoun, for repairing the Harbour of the said Town; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:" "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 Work-houses within the City and County of the City of Exon, for the better employing and maintaining the Poor there:" "An Act for vesting the Forests and Manors of Singleton and Charlton, and other Manors, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Sussex and Wilts, in Trustees and their Heirs, upon the Trusts therein mentioned, freed and discharged from the Estates, Uses, and Trusts, to which the same are at present subject; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:" "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." 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, affented 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 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, Our said Keeper of Our Great Seal of Great Britain, Our Right Trusty and Entirely 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 Entirelybeloved 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 Halifax, Granville Leveson Earl Gower Master of Our Horse, Philip Earl of Hardwicke; and Our Right Trusty and Wellbeloved 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 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 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 Thirteenth Day of April, in the Thirty-first Year of Our Reign.

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

"Yorke & 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 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."

"2. 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 Tollfree; 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."

"3. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act of the Twenty-fifth 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 in the Post Road to the City of Glasgow; and for building a Bridge cross Almond Water."

"4. 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 East Lothian, otherwise Haddingtoun, for repairing the Harbour of the said Town;" and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"6. An Act for vesting the Forests and Manors of Singleton and Charlton, and other Manors, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Sussex and Wilts, in Trustees and their Heirs, upon the Trusts therein mentioned, freed and discharged from the Estates, Uses, and Trusts, to which the same are at present subject; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

"Soit fait comme it est desiré."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Message from His Majesty:

The Earl of Holdernesse acquainted the House, "That he had a Message from His Majesty, under His Royal Sign Manual; which His Majesty had commanded him to deliver to their Lordships."

And the same was read by the Lord Keeper, and is as follows:

"GEORGE R.

"His Majesty has nothing more at Heart than the vigorous Prosecution of the just War in which He is engaged against France, in order to the obtaining of a safe and honourable Peace; and for that End has lately entered into a Convention with His good Brother and Ally the King of Prussia; a Copy whereof He has ordered to be laid before this House.

"That His Majesty might be in such a Posture as might enable Him to support the Operations which should be concerted between Him and the King of Prussia with the greater Vigour, the Army formed last Year in His Electoral Dominions was by His Orders put again into Motion, from the 28th of November last; which it has pleased God to bless with very considerable Successes against the Enemy: His Majesty, therefore, considering the exhausted and ruined State of His Electorate and its Revenues, by the cruel Oppressions and Depredations committed by the French, and relying on the constant Zeal of the House of Lords for His Honour and true Interest, the Protestant Religion, and the Liberties of Europe, and for the Safety and Defence of His Kingdoms and Dominions, desires the Concurrence and Support of this House, for making good His Engagements with the King of Prussia, and carrying on the Measures before mentioned in such a Manner as may most effectually prevent the dangerous Designs of France and her Confederates, and best conduce to the Security of His Majesty's Kingdoms, the Protection of their Commerce, and the Preservation of His Dominions in America.

"G. R."

Convention with the King of Prussia delivered.

Then the Earl of Holdernesse (by His Majesty's Command) presented to the House,

"Copy of a Convention between His Majesty and the King of Prussia," mentioned in His Majesty's Message.

And the Title thereof was read, by the Clerk, as follows:

"Copy of a Convention between His Majesty and the King of Prussia, concluded and signed at London, the 11th of April 1758;" and Translation.

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table.

Ordered, That His Majesty's most Gracious Message to this House, and the Convention between His Majesty and the King of Prussia therein mentioned, be taken into Consideration To-morrow; and the Lords to be summoned.

Seamens Wages, Bill:

The Order of the Day being read, for the Third 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 the 3d Time.

After Debate;

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.

Causes removed.

Ordered, That the Cause which stands appointed for To-morrow be put off till Monday next; and that the other Causes be removed in Course.

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Veneris, decimum quartum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 14o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Elien.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Rutland, Senescallus.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Kingston.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
March. Tweeddale.
March. Lothian.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Morton.
Comes Moray.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Bath.
Comes Portsmouth.
Comes Buckingham.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Fauconberg.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. St. John.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Talbot.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

D. of Queensberry's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming a Contract of Lease of Mines, between Charles Duke of Queensberry and Dover of the one Part, and Ronald Crawfurd, James Crawfurd, and Daniel Telfer, of the other Part; and for enabling the said Duke and his Heirs of Entail to grant Leases, in Terms of the said Contract."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Fonblanque & al. Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Anthony Fonblanque and Nicholas Baptist Aubert."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with the preceding Bills.

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

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

Madder, Cultivation of, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to encourage the Growth and Cultivation of Madder in that Part of Great Britain called England, by ascertaining the Tithe thereof there."

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 this Day Sevennight; and the Lords to be summoned.

Chesterfield and Worksop Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge, alter, and render more effectual, the Term and Powers of an Act of the Twelfth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing the Roads from Bakewell to Chesterfield in the County of Derby, and from Chesterfield to Worksop in the County of Nottingham, and other Roads therein mentioned."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
L. Chamberlain.
D. Leeds.
D. Portland.
D. Dorset.
M. Lothian.
E. Lincoln.
E. Peterborow.
E. Stamford.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Bath.
E. Northumberland.
E. Egremont.
E. Fauconberg.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Folkestone.
Ld. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Bangor.
Ld. Wentworth.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Ward.
L. Bathurst.
L. Edgecumbe.
L. Sandys.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Friday the 21st Day of this Instant April, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Powney's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to vest Part of the settled Estate of Penyston Powney Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and to lay out the Money arising from the Sale thereof in Real Estates, to be settled to the same Uses."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Monday the First Day of May next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Apprentices Settlement, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act made in the Third Year of the Reign of King William and Queen Mary, intituled, An Act for the better Explanation and supplying the Defects of the former Laws for the Settlement of the Poor, so far as the same relates to Apprentices gaining a Settlement by Indenture; and also to empower Justices of the Peace to determine Differences between Masters and Mistresses and their Servants in Husbandry, touching their Wages, though such Servants are hired for less Time than a Year."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

His Majesty's Message, and Convention with the King of Prussia, considered:

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into Consideration His Majesty's most Gracious Message, and the Convention concluded between His Majesty and the King of Prussia, delivered Yesterday to this House by the Earl of Holdernesse:

The said Message and the said Convention were read by the Clerk.

And Consideration being had thereof:

Address thereupon.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, "To return Him the Thanks of this House, for His most Gracious Message, and for communicating to us the Convention lately entered into between His Majesty and His good Brother and Ally the King of Prussia.

"To express our grateful Sense of His Majesty's wise and magnanimous Resolution, vigorously to prosecute this just War against France, in order to a safe and honourable Peace; and of the Measures taken by His Majesty for that Purpose, by concluding the said Convention; and by putting the Army formed the last Year in His Electorate into Motion, in order to act in Concert with that great and indefatigable Prince, the King of Prussia, for the Good of the common Cause.

"To declare our unfeigned and deep Concern and Resentment for the Miseries which His Majesty's Electorate has suffered, by the cruel Oppressions and Devastations of the French; and to assure Him of our unshaken Zeal for His Honour and true Interest, the Protestant Religion, the Liberties of Europe, and the Defence of His Majesty's Kingdoms and Dominions; and that His Majesty may depend on the chearful Concurrence and Support of this House, for making good His Engagements with the King of Prussia, and for vigorously pursuing all such Measures as may most effectually prevent the dangerous Designs of France and her Confederates, promote the Security of His Kingdoms and the Commerce of His Subjects, and the Preservation of our Colonies, Rights, and Possessions, in America."

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

Militia Act, to explain, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and enforce, an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, 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 they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Newton Common, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing Newton Moor, or Newton Common, within the Manor of Newton cum Benningbrough, in the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Skirpenbeck Common, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting certain Fields, Meadow Grounds, and Common Pastures, in the Manor and Township of Skirpenbeck, in the County of York; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Leeds Waggon way for Coals, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing Agreements made between Charles Brandling Esquire and other Persons, Proprietors of Lands, for laying down a Waggon-way, in order for the better supplying the Town and Neighbourhood of Leeds, in the County of York, with Coals."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Wednesday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Lunæ, decimum septimum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 17o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Rutland, Senescallus.
Dux Portland.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Morton.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. St. John.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

His Majesty's Answer to Address.

The Lord Steward reported, "That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) presented to His Majesty the Address of this House of Friday last; and that, in Answer thereto, His Majesty was pleased to say.

"That He thanks the House of Lords, for the dutiful and affectionate Expressions of their Zeal for His Majesty's Honour and true Interest, the Welfare of their Country, and the Defence of His Kingdoms and Dominions; and has the utmost Reliance on their vigorous Support."

Ordered, That His Majesty's most Gracious Message to this House, with their Lordships Address to His Majesty thereupon, and His Majesty's most Gracious Answer to the said Address, be forthwith printed and published.

E. Verney's Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, 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 the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in Lieu thereof," 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.

Witnesses sworn, to give Evidence before the Judges on Lady Ferrers's Bill.

Richard Philips and Charles Gibbs attending (according to Order), were called in, and sworn, at the Bar, in order to give Evidence before the Judges to whom Part of Lady Ferrers's Bill stands referred.

Apprentices Settlement, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act made in the Third Year of the Reign of King William and Queen Mary, intituled, "An Act for the better Explanation and supplying the Defects of the former Laws for the Settlement of the Poor, so far as the same relates to Apprentices gaining a Settlement by Indenture;" and also to empower Justices of the Peace to determine Differences between Masters and Mistresses and their Servants in Husbandry, touching their Wages, though such Servants are hired for less Time than a Year."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Newton Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing Newton Moor, or Newton Common, within the Manor of Newton cum Benningbrough, in the County of York.

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

Ld. Steward.
D. Portland.
E. Denbigh.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Findlater.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Stanhope.
E. Hertford.
E. Hardwicke.
V. Say & Sele.
Ld. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
Ld. Wentworth.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Sandys.
L. Bruce.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Lyttelton.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Tuesday the 25th Day of this Instant April, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Bristol Work-houses, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Powers granted by an Act passed in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for rendering more effectual the several Acts passed for the erecting of Hospitals and Work-houses within the City of Bristol, for the better employing and maintaining of the Poor thereof; and for making the said Act more effectual."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees afore-named:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Friday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Electors of Knights of the Shire, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for further explaining the Laws touching the Electors of Knights of the Shire, to serve in Parliament, for that Part of Great Britain called England."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Miller against Alexander.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein John Miller is Appellant, and William Alexander is Respondent:

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Martis, decimum octavum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 18o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Moray.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Buckingham.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

E. Verney's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for selling divers Lands and Tenements, and Shares of Lands and Tenements, 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, to be settled in Lieu thereof."

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. Burroughs and Mr. Edwards:

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

Gwynne, Leave for a Bill:

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Estates of Marmaduke Gwynne Esquire, in the County of Pembroke, to discharge Encumbrances affecting the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Electors of Knights of the Shire, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for further explaining the Laws touching the Electors of Knights of the Shire, to serve in Parliament, for that Part of Great Britain called England."

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.

Miller against Alexander.

After hearing Counsel further, in the Cause wherein John Miller is Appellant, and William Alexander is Respondent:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be adjourned till To-morrow; and that the Cause which stands appointed for To-morrow be put off till Friday next; and the other Causes removed in Course.

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Mercurii, decimum nonum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 19o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Argyll.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes (fn. 3) Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.

PRAYERS.

Leeds Waggon-way for Coals, Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing Agreements made between Charles Brandling Esquire and other Persons, Proprietors of Lands, for laying down a Waggon Way, in order for the better supplying the Town and Neighbourhood of Leeds in the County of York with Coals," 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."

Ottringham, Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Carlisle reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to confirm and establish Articles of Agreement, for dividing and enclosing several Open and Common Fields in Ottringham, in the County of York," 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."

Exportation of Culm to Lisbon, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of the Exportation of Culm to Lisbon, in the Kingdom of Portugal;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Geydon Common, Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pieces, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Township of Geydon, in the Parish of Bishop's Itchington, in the County of Warwick;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Trent Bridge, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Clavering and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge cross the River Trent, at or near a Place called Wilden Ferry;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return Tuffnell's Divorce Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of George Forster Tufnell Esquire with Elizabeth Forster his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Old Stratford Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual Four several Acts of Parliament, made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, and in the Tenth and Thirteenth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, respectively, for repairing the Highways from Old Stratford in the County of Northampton, to Dunchurch in the County of Warwick;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Boddington Common, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, Heaths, and Waste Ground of Upper Boddington and Lower Boddington, within the Parish of Upper Boddington in the County of Northampton; and for settling a Rate, or certain Annual Sum of Money, to be paid in Lieu of the Tithes of certain old Enclosures within the said Parish;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Chatteris and Doddington Fens, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands, and Low Grounds, and Commons, in the Parishes of Chatteris and Doddington, in the Isle of Ely in the County of Cambridge;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Northleigh Common, Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Turner and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, and a Common or Waste called Northleigh Heath, within the Parish or Township of Northleigh, in the County of Oxford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Four Bills were read the First Time.

Miller against Alexander:

After hearing Counsel, as well on Monday last, and Yesterday, as this Day, upon the amended Petition and Appeal of John Miller Tobacconist in Greenock; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 6th and 23d of February 1754; and of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session, of the 8th of March 1754; and of another Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary, of the 28th of June 1754; and also of another Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the 10th of August 1756, and also of Three other Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary, of the 14th of December 1756, the 12th of February, and 5th of August, 1757; and of another Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the 2d of December 1757; and praying, "That the said Interlocutors might be reversed, varied, or amended; and that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom and Justice should seem meet:" As also upon the Answer of William Alexander Esquire put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors affirmed.

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

Irish Tallow, Bill.

Whereas To-morrow is appointed for the 2d Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to discontinue, for a limited Time, the Duties payable upon Tallow imported from Ireland:"

It is Ordered, That the said Bill be read a 2d Time on Friday Sevennight; and the Lords to be summoned.

Settle Stinted Pastures, to enclose, Bill.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing and confirming Articles of Agreement for dividing and enclosing Two Stinted Pastures, or Commons, called Settle Banks, High Scarr and Scaleber, within the Township of Settle, in the County of York," which is appointed for To-morrow, be put off till Friday next.

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

1 Bis in Originali.
2 Sic.
3 Bis in Originali.