House of Lords Journal Volume 29
June 1758

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 29: June 1758', Journal of the House of Lords volume 29: 1756-1760 (1767-1830), pp. 349-382. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114452 Date accessed: 30 September 2014.


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June 1758

DIE Jovis, 1o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Morton.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Fauconberg.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Edithweston Common, 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 in the Parish of Edithweston, in the County of Rutland," 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.

Chawton to Gosport, Roads, Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Chawton Pond in the Parish of Chawton in the County of Southampton, through Rumsdean Bottom, Westmeon, Warnford, Exton, Bishop's Waltham, and over Sherrill Heath, and through Wickham and Fareham, to the Town of Gosport; and from Exton aforesaid, through Droxford, to the East End of Sherrill Heath in the said County," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Home & al. against Gowdie.

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Henry Home of Kaims Esquire, One of the Senators of the College of Justice, and others, the Trustees named by James Murray of Cherrytrees, deceased, for and on Behalf of Patrick Murray now of Cherrytrees Advocate, and the other Children of the said James Murray, and of John Ramsay of Auchtertyre, and his Trustee James Richardson Writer in Edinburgh, complaining of several Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 13th of June and 31st of July 1753, the 12th of January and 4th of August 1757, and of the 4th and 17th of January 1758; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or amended; and that the Appellants 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 Mr. John Gowdie Professor of Divinity in the University of Edinburgh, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Judgement.

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 Interlocutors of the 13th of June and 31st of July 1753, the 12th of January 1757, and 4th and 17th of January 1758, therein complained of, be, and the same are hereby, affirmed; and also that so much of the said Interlocutor of the 4th of August 1757, as is complained of by the said Appeal, be, and the same is hereby, likewise affirmed.

Duty on Offices, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several Rates and Duties upon Offices and Pensions, and upon Houses, and upon Windows or Lights; and for raising the Sum of Five Millions, by Annuities and a Lottery, to be charged on the said Rates and Duties."

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 Tuesday next.

Kirkcaldie Duty on Beer, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue, and render more effectual, an Act made in the Fifteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One 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 of Kirkcaldy and Liberties thereof."

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

L. Privy Seal.
L. Chamberlain.
D. Argyll.
D. Newcastle.
E. Westmorland.
E. Litchfield.
E. Morton.
E. Findlater.
E. Marchmont.
E. Stanhope.
E. Fauconberg.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bathurst.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.

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

Enclosing Commons for Timber, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend, and render more effectual, an Act passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for enclosing, by the mutual Consent of the Lords and Tenants, Part of any Common, for the Purpose of planting and preserving Trees fit for Timber or Underwood; and for more effectually preventing the unlawful Destruction of Trees."

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

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

Insurances on Foreign East India Ships, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of His present Majesty, to restrain the making Insurances on Foreign Ships, bound to or from The East Indies;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 2o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Rutland, Senescallus.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Ancaster & Kest'n.
Dux Kingston.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Lothian.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckingham.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Talbot.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Tetbury, Frocester Hill, &c. Roads, Bill.

The Lord Ducie reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Tetbury to the Gates on the West of Simond's Hall Down, and from the Turnpike Gate at the Top of Frocester Hill to the Turnpike Road from Cirencester towards Bath, and from the Field called Bouldown Sleight, to the End of a Lane adjoining to the Road from Horsley to Tetbury near Tiltup's Inn, and from the Market House in Tetbury to the Turnpike Road on Minchin Hampton Common, and from the said Road in Minchin Hampton Field unto the Turnpike Road from Cirencester to Stroud near Burnt Ash, and from the said Turnpike Road to Tayloe's Mill Pond in Chalford Bottom, and through Hyde, to the Bottom of The Bourn Hill, in the County of Gloucester," was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Westminster Corn Market, Bill.

The Lord Ducie also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing a free Market for the Sale of Corn and Grain, within the City or Liberty of Westm'r," 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."

Kirkcaldy Duty on Beer, Bill.

The Earl of Findlater reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue and render more effectual, an Act made in the Fifteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One 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 of Kirkcaldy and Liberties thereof," 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."

Chawton to Gosport, Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Chawton Pond in the Parish of Chawton in the County of Southampton, through Rumsdean Bottom, Westmeon, Warnford, Exton, Bishop's Waltham, and over Sherrill Heath, and through Wickham and Fareham, to the Town of Gosport; and from Exton aforesaid, through Droxford, to the East End of Sherrill Heath in the said County."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Edithweston Common Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing certain Articles of Agreement, for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields in the Parish of Edithweston, in the County of Rutland."

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 Two preceding Bills.

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

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

Cirencester Road, to reduce the Tolls, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Trustees appointed for putting in Execution an Act passed in this Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for repealing so much of the Act of the Fifteenth Year of His present Majesty, (fn. 1) 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 HighCross 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, to reduce all or any of the Tolls granted by the said Act; and for appointing additional Trustees for putting the said Acts into Execution."

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

L. Privy Seal.
D. Bedford.
D. Argyll.
E. Lincoln.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Thanet.
E. Findlater.
E. Marchmont.
E. Halifax.
E. Cornwallis.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Delawar.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.

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

Insuring Foreign East India Ships, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act, made in the Twenty-fifth Year of His present Majesty, to restrain the making Insurances on Foreign Ships bound to or from The East Indies."

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 next.

Irish Beef, &c. Importation, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to permit the Importation of Salted Beef, Pork, and Butter, from Ireland, for a limited Time."

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a 2d Time on Thursday next; and the Lords to be summoned.

Guilford to Farnham, Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Guldeford to the Directing Post near the Town of Farnham, in the County of Surrey;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Leatherhead to Guilford, Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from The Swan Inn at Leatherhead to The May Pole at the Upper End of Spital or Somerset Street, in the Parish of Stoake near the Town of Guldeford, in the County of Surrey;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Habeas Corpus, more speedy Remedy by, Bill rejected:

The Order of the Day being read, for resuming the adjourned Consideration of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for giving a more speedy Remedy to the Subject upon the Writ of Habeas Corpus:"

It was moved, "To commit the Bill."

Which being objected to:

After long Debate thereupon;

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

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Protest against it.

"Dissentient.

"1. Because, until some effectual and speedy Remedy be provided, by a new Law, for the awarding and returning of Writs of Habeas Corpus ad Subjiciendum, in Cases not within the Statute of 31 Car. 2d, the Subject may, in many Instances, be oppressed and deprived of his Liberty without the Possibility of Redress; that Remedy which our Ancestors have wisely provided and enforced by Statute, for the immediate Relief of the Guilty, being denied to the Innocent.

"2. Because the Subject is left under the most perplexing and grievous Incertainties of various Kinds, which appears from the contradictory Opinions and Reasons delivered by the Judges in Answer to some of the Questions stated to them; all which Reasons, whereupon their Opinions were founded, they did unanimously desire Leave to decline giving in Writing to the House, whereby it would have appeared that some of the Judges conceived that the Practice of awarding Writs of Habeas Corpus in Vacation-time was founded upon ancient Precedents and Principles of Law; without which Support, it was held, that no Practice of Judges within Time of Memory was powerful enough to establish a Law; while others, denying any such Principle and Law to have ever existed, and not admitting the Force of such Precedents, maintained such Practice, since the Statute was sufficient to give that Usage the Stamp of Law. Others again contended strongly, that neither the one nor the other Opinion could be supported; but that the Practice was well justified by an equitable Construction of the Statute; which was opposed by others, who thought that such Practice might well be introduced upon the Plan of the Statute by Analogy. From all which Variety of Notions, not only the Legality of this Practice, but the Unanimity of Opinion which regularly ought to result from Uniformity of Principles, may well be questioned, since the same Conclusion cannot fairly or safely be deduced from clashing and discordant Premises.

"3. Because it is now become of indispensible Necessity to define with Precision what shall be deemed a probable Cause, under which the Judges at all Times shall be bound to issue the Writs aforesaid, that they may not, in bad Times, under Words of so alarming a Latitude, assume an arbitrary Discretion, destructive of the Personal Liberty of the Subject, in manifest Violation of the ancient known Common Law of the Land, confirmed by Magna Charta, and declared by the strongest, clearest, and most unanimous Resolutions of both Houses of Parliament (hereby referred to) made in different Ages, upon Two solemn Occasions, with the Assistance of the ablest and most eminent Lawyers and Statesmen; and because the general Doctrines and Opinions laid down in the Course of this Debate, that neither a Judge, nor the Court, are bound to grant this great Remedial Writ to the Subject, upon Proof of actual Confinement, verified by Affidavit, are not supported by any single Determination of any one Court of Justice, and are directly repugnant to the Reason and Genius of the Law of this Free Country.

"Commons Journal, 3o Aprilis 1628.

"Resolved, upon Question, That the Writ of Habeas Corpus may not be denied, but ought to be granted to every Man that is committed or detained in Prison, or otherwise restrained, though it be by the Command of the King, the Privy Council, or any other, he praying the same, without one Negative."

"Lords Journal, 9o Aprilis 1628.

"Mr. Seldon, who was Manager with Sir Dudley Digges, Mr. Lyttelton, and Sir Edward Coke, speaking in the Name of the House of Commons, says, "Now, my Lords, if any Man be so imprisoned by any such Command, or otherwise, in any Prison wheresoever through England, and desire, either by himself or by any other in his Behalf, this Writ of Habeas Corpus for the Purpose, in the Court of King's Bench, the Writ is to be granted to him, and ought not to be denied him, no otherwise than any ordinary original Writ in the Chancery, or other common Process of Law, may be denied; which, amongst other Things, the House of Commons hath also resolved, upon mature Deliberation; and I was commanded to let your Lordships know so much."

"Lords Journal, 27o Feb. 1704.

"The Twelve Judges present.

"Resolved, That every Englishman, who is imprisoned by any Authority whatsoever, has an undoubted Right, by his Agents or Friends, to apply for and obtain a Writ of Habeas Corpus, in order to procure his Liberty by due Course of Law.

"Lords Journal, 13o Martii, 1704.

"Report of a Representation to the Queen, in which are contained the following Words; videlicet,

"It has ever been allowed by the known Common Law, it is the Right of every Subject under Restraint, upon Demand, to have his Writ of Habeas Corpus; and thereupon to be brought before some proper Court, where it may be examined whether he be detained for a lawful Cause.

"Temple, C. P. S."

Ordered, That the said Bill be rejected.

Judges to prepare a Bill against next Session.

Ordered, That the Judges do prepare a Bill, to extend the Power of granting Writs of Habeas Corpus ad Subjiciendum, in Vacation Time, in Cases not within the Statute 31 Ch. 2di. Ch. 2. to all the Judges of His Majesty's Courts at Westminster, and to provide for the issuing of Process in Vacation Time, to compel Obedience to such Writs; and that, in preparing such Bill, the Judges do take into Consideration, whether, in any and what Cases, it may be proper to make Provision, that the Truth of the Facts contained in the Return to a Writ of Habeas Corpus may be controverted by Affidavits or Traverse, and, so far as it shall appear to be proper, that Clauses be inserted for that Purpose; and that the Judges do lay such Bill before this House in the Beginning of the next Session of Parliament.

Militia Act, to explain, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee on the 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:"

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee on the said Bill, on Tuesday next; and the Lords to be summoned.

Overseers of the Poor, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual compelling Overseers of the Poor, or other Persons authorized to take Care of the Poor, to obey Orders made by the Justices of the Peace for the speedy Relief of impotent and necessitous Poor; and to explain the Law with regard to the Power of Justices of the Peace to order Relief on sudden and emergent Occasions."

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

Bread, Price and Assize of, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the due making of Bread, and to regulate the Price and Assize thereof; and to punish Persons who shall adulterate Meal, Flour, or Bread, in that Part of Great Britain called England:"

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Siglli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Martis, sextum diem instantis Junii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 6o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Rutland, Senescallus.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Dorset.
March. Lothian.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Calder Navigation, Bill.

The Earl of Scarbrough reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for extending the Navigation of the River Calder to, or near to, Sowerby Bridge in the Parish of Halifax; and for making navigable the River Hebble, Halig, or Halifax Brook, from Brooksmouth to Salter Hebble Bridge, 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; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Cirencester Roads, to reduce the Tolls, Bill.

The Earl of Scarbrough also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Trustees appointed to put in Execution an Act passed in this Session of Parliament, 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," to reduce all or any of the Tolls granted by the said Act; and for appointing additional Trustees for putting the said Acts in Execution," 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."

Duty on Wrought Plate, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duty, granted by an Act made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, on Silver Plate, made, wrought, touched, assayed, or marked, in Great Britain; and for granting a Duty on Licenses to be taken out by all Persons dealing in Gold or Silver Plate; and for discontinuing all Drawbacks upon Silver Plate exported; and for more effectually preventing Frauds and Abuses in the marking or stamping of Gold or Silver Plate;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Westminster Corn-market, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing a free Market, for the Sale of Corn and Grain, within the City or Liberty of Westminster."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Tetbury, Frocester, &c. Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Tetbury to the Gates on the West of Simond's Hall Down, and from the Turnpike Gate at the Top of Frocester Hill to the Turnpike Road from Cirencester towards Bath, and from the Field called Bouldown Sleight to the End of a Lane adjoining to the Road from Horsley to Tetbury near Tiltup's Inn, and from the Markethouse in Tetbury to the Turnpike Road on Minchin Hampton Common, and from the said Road in Minchin Hampton Field unto the Turnpike Road from Cirencester to Stroud near Burnt Ash, and from the said Turnpike Road to Tayloe's Mill Pond in Chalford Bottom, and through Hyde to the Bottom of Bourn Hill, in the County of Gloucester."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Kirkcaldy, Duty on Bear, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue and render more effectual an Act made in the Fifteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One 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 of Kirkcaldy and Liberties thereof."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Guldeford, to Farnham, Road, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Guldeford to the Directing Post near the Town of Farnham, in the County of Surrey."

Leatherhead, to Guildford, Road, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from The Swan Inn at Leatherhead to the May-pole at the upper End of Spital or Somerset Street, in the Parish of Stoake near the Town of Guldeford, in the County of Surrey."

Complaint of a Breach of Privilege, in arresting the E. of Tankerville:

Complaint was made to the House, "That Beles Melengs, a Sheriff's Officer of the County of Bucks, did, on Friday the 26th Day of May last, during the Sitting of Parliament, arrest the Earl of Tankerville, at his House at Dorney in the said County, and obliged his Lordship to give Bail, upon an Attachment issuing out of the Court of King's Bench, in Breach of his Lordship's Privilege and the Privilege of this House; and that the said Beles Melengs made the said Arrest by the Direction of Thomas Sheppard, Under-sheriff of the said County, as appeared by a Letter to him from the said Thomas Sheppard, which he delivered to the said Earl."

And thereupon Thomas Eyre Esquire was called in, and examined, upon Oath, in relation to the Matter of the said Complaint.

And verifying the same:

Order to attach Sheppard & al.

Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, do forthwith attach the Bodies of the said Beles Melengs and Thomas Sheppard, for their said Offence, and keep them in safe Custoday till the further Order of this House; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.

To Richard Jephson Esquire, Serjeant at Arms attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of them.

Ordered, That the Bail-bond, executed by the said Earl and Thomas Eyre Esquire his Surety, be forthwith delivered up to his Lordship, in order to be canceled.

Duty on Offices, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several Rates and Duties upon Offices and Pensions, and upon Houses, and upon Windows or Lights; and for raising the Sum of Five Millions, by Annuities and a Lottery, to be charged on the said Rates and Duties."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Message from H. C. to return Lady Ferrers' Separation Bill.

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

To return 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;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Militia Act, to explain, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee on the 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:"

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

Which being objected to:

After Debate;

The Question was put, upon the said Motion.

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the said Bill.

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Roll of Standing Orders to be considered.

Ordered, That the Roll of Standing Orders be taken into Consideration To-morrow; and that the Lords be summoned.

Portsmouth, & al. Docks, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, for the better securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships, and Stores, at Portsmouth, Chatham, and Plymouth, and for the better fortifying the Town of Portsmouth and Citadel of Plymouth, in Trustees, for certain Uses, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

To perpetuate several Laws, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making perpetual several Acts therein mentioned; for preventing Theft and Rapine on the Northern Borders of England; for the more effectual punishing wicked and evil-disposed Persons going armed in Disguise, and doing Injuries and Violences to the Persons and Properties of His Majesty's Subjects, and for the more speedy bringing the Offenders to Justice; and also Two Clauses, to prevent the cutting or breaking down the Bank of any River or Sea Bank, and to prevent the malicious cutting of Hop-binds; for the more effectual Punishment of Persons maliciously setting on Fire any Mine, Pit, or Delph of Coal, or Canal Coal; and of Persons unlawfully hunting or taking any Red or Fallow Deer in Forests or Chases, or beating or wounding the Keepers or other Officers in Forests, Chases, or Parks; and also so much of an Act as relates to the Power of appealing to the Circuit Courts, in Civil Cases, in Scotland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bread, Price and Assize of, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the due making of Bread, and to regulate the Price and Assize thereof; and to punish Persons who shall adulterate Meal, Flour, or Bread, in that Part of Great Britain called England:"

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 7o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Rutland, Senescallus.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Dorset.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Bath.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Walpole.

PRAYERS.

Calder Navigation, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for extending the Navigation of the River Calder to, or near to, Sowerby Bridge in the Parish of Halifax; and for making navigable the River Hebble, Halig, or Halifax Brook, from Brooksmouth to Salter Hebble Bridge, in the County of York."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Duty on Offices, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several Rates and Duties upon Offices and Pensions, and upon Houses, and upon Windows or Lights; and for raising the Sum of Five Millions, by Annuities and a Lottery, to be charged on the said Rates and Duties."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Cirencester Road, to reduce the Tolls, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Trustees appointed for putting in Execution an Act passed in this Session of Parliament, 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," to reduce all or any of the Tolls granted by the said Act; and for appointing additional Trustees for putting the said Acts in Execution."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

To defray the Charge of the Militia, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for applying the Money granted by Parliament towards defraying the Charge of Pay and Cloathing for the Militia for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-eight; and for defraying the Expenses incurred on account of the Militia in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-seven."

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

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

Hay and Straw, to punish Deceits in the Sale of, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to ascertain the Weight of Trusses of Straw, and to punish Deceits in the Sale of Hay and Straw in Trusses, in London and within the Weekly Bills of Mortality, and within the Distance of Thirty Miles thereof; and to prevent common Salesmen of Hay and Straw from buying the same, on their own Account, to sell again; and also to restrain Salesmen, Brokers, or Factors in Cattle, from buying, on their own Account, to sell again, any Live Cattle in London or within the Weekly Bills of Mortality, or which are driving up thereto;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Militia Bill.

The Lord Romney (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the 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."

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

"Pr. 7, L. 33. After the Word ["Eight"], insert the Proviso marked (A).

"(A) Provided always, That no Commission shall be granted to any Person, to be an Officer of the Militia of any County, Riding, or Place, until the Lieutenant of such County, Riding, or Place, shall have certified the Name of such Person to His Majesty, His Heirs or Successors (which such Lieutenant is required to do): And in case His Majesty, His Heirs or Successors, shall, within One Month after such Certificate laid before His Majesty, His Heirs or Successors, signify His or Their Disapprobation of such Person to be such Officer in the said Militia, His Majesty's said Lieutenant shall not grant such Commission to such Person."

"Pr. 8, L. 8. Before ["Tuesday"], leave out ["First"], and instead thereof insert ["Third"]; and in the same Line, leave out ["July"], and insert ["August"]."

Pr. 14, L. 24. After ["Voluntiers"], insert ["not being Seamen, or Seafaring Men"]."

"Pr. 25, L. 30. Leave out from ["notwithstanding"] to ["And be it Enacted"] in the 14th Line of the 26th Press."

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

Leatherhead to Guilford, Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from The Swan Inn at Leatherhead to the May-pole at the upper End of Spital or Somerset Street, in the Parish of Stoake near the Town of Guldeford, in the County of Surry."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Dorset.
E. Warwick.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Findlater.
E. Marchmont.
E. Stanhope.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Fauconberg.
V. Say & Sele.
Ld. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
Ld. Delawar.
L. Foley.
L. Onslow.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.

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

Consideration of the Roll of Standing Orders put off.

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into Consideration the Roll of Standing Orders:

Ordered, That the said Order be postponed.

E. of Anglesey's Privilege in Phipps's Suit.

The House being informed, "That the Earl of Anglesey had not put in his Answer to the Petition of Constantine Phipps Esquire; praying, "That he may be at Liberty to proceed in a Suit in the Court of Chancery in Ireland against the said Earl, notwithstanding the Privilege claimed by his Lordship," though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose."

And thereupon Walter Sweetman was called in, to prove Service of the said Order; who, being sworn, acquainted the House, "That he delivered a Copy of the said Petition and Order to the Earl of Anglesey on the 28th Day of April last."

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the House being also informed, "That the Earl of Anglesey had wrote a Letter to Daniel Macnamara Esquire, his Agent in London, relating to his Privilege in this Case:"

Ordered, That the said Daniel Macnamara do attend this House, To-morrow.

Lady Ferrers' Separation, Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to 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."

And the said Amendments being read Three Times, by the Clerk, were agreed to.

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Bennet and Mr. Elde, to acquaint them therewith.

Militia Bill.

Ordered, That the 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," be read the Third Time To-morrow; and the Lords to be summoned.

Standing Orders considered.

The postponed Order of the Day, for taking into Consideration the Roll of Standing Orders, being read:

The Standing Order of this House, of the 5th of April 1707, No 40 upon the Roll, "That, for the future, none but a Lord, or Heir Apparent of a Lord, who has a Right to succeed such Lord in his Place in this House, or such others as have Right to attend in the House as Assistants, shall be in any Part of the House, during the Sitting of the House," was read.

The Standing Order, of the 25th of January 1720, No 112 upon the Roll, "That, when an Order of the Day is appointed to be read, for taking any publick Business into Consideration, the Lord on the Woolsack do stop the Reading of the Order till the House shall be cleared of all Persons that have no Right to be in the House when sitting, if any such shall be there at that Time," was also read.

The Standing Order, of the 9th of May 1626, No 30 upon the Roll, "If it shall be desired by any Lord that the House may be put into a Committee, it ought not to be refused," was also read.

The Standing Order, of the 10th of June 1714, No 31 upon the Roll, "That, when the House shall be put into a Committee of the whole House, the House be not resumed without the unanimous Consent of the Committee, unless upon a Question put by the Lord who shall be in the Chair of such Committee," was also read.

Then it was moved, "That, in the said Standing Order of the 5th of April 1707, after the Words ["during the Sitting of the House"], these Words be inserted ["unless upon a Question put"]."

Which being objected to:

The Entry in the Journal, of the 5th of April 1707, of the Orders made upon Consideration of a Report from the Lords Committees for Privileges, to whom it was referred to consider of Methods and Orders to prevent the Irregularities that often happen in this House, was read.

After Debate;

The Question was put, "Whether, in the said Standing Order, after the Words ["during the Sitting of the House"], the Words ["unless upon a Question put"] shall be inserted?

It was Resolved in the Negative.

His Majesty's Message:

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, relying on the experienced Zeal and Affection of the House of Lords, and considering that in this critical Conjuncture Emergencies may arise, which may be of the utmost Importance, and be attended with the most pernicious Consequences, if proper Means should not immediately be applied, to prevent or defeat them, hopes that He shall have the Concurrence and Support of this House, in all such Measures as His Majesty may judge proper or necessary to take, in order to frustrate or defeat the Designs or Enterprizes of His Enemies, and as the Exigency of Affairs may require.

"G. R."

Address upon it.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, "To return Him the Thanks of this House, for His most Gracious Message; and to express our most grateful Sense of His Majesty's Royal Wisdom, and Paternal Care, to be prepared against any dangerous Emergencies that in the present Posture of Affairs may happen to arise; and to give His Majesty the strongest Assurances, that this House will zealously and chearfully support Him, in taking all such Measures as may conduce most effectually to frustrate or defeat the Designs or Enterprizes of His Enemies, and as the Exigency of Affairs in this most critical Conjuncture may require."

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

Guilford to Farnham, Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Guldeford to the Directing Post near the Town of Farnham, in the County of Surrey."

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 the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Bread, Price and Assize of, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the due making of Bread, and to regulate the Price and Assize thereof; and to punish Persons who shall adulterate Meal, Flour, or Bread, in that Part of Great Britain called England:"

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

Overseers of the Poor, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual compelling Overseers of the Poor, or other Persons authorized to take Care of the Poor, to obey Orders made by the Justices of the Peace for the speedy Relief of impotent and necessitous Poor; and to explain the Law, with regard to the Power of Justices of the Peace to order Relief on sudden and emergent Occasions:"

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

Enclosing Commons for Timber, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for enclosing, by the mutual Consent of the Lords and Tenants, Part of any Common, for the Purpose of planting and preserving Trees fit for Timber or Underwood; and for more effectually preventing the unlawful Destruction of Trees:"

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

Insuring Foreign E India Ships, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of His present Majesty, to restrain the making Insurances on Foreign Ships bound to or from The East Indies."

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 8o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Rutland, Senescallus.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Findlater.
Comes (fn. 2) Stanhope.
Comes Bath.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Talbot.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Harwich.

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 Yesterday; and that, in Answer thereto, His Majesty was pleased to say,

"That He thanks the House of Lords, for this dutiful and affectionate Address, and for the Trust they have reposed in Him."

Accompt from Office of Ordnance delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Daniel Kemp, from the Office of Ordnance, attended:"

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to an Order of this House of the 11th of April last,

"An Accompt of the Charges of the Office of Ordnance for the Land and Sea Services, from the 1st of January 1755, to 31st December 1757."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

To perpetuate several Laws, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making perpetual several Laws therein mentioned, for preventing Theft and Rapine on the Northern Borders of England; for the more effectual punishing wicked and evil-disposed Persons going armed in Disguise, and doing Injuries and Violences to the Persons and Properties of His Majesty's Subjects, and for the more speedy bringing the Offenders to Justice; and also Two Clauses, to prevent the cutting or breaking down the Bank of any River or Sea Bank, and to prevent the malicious cutting of Hopbinds; for the more effectual Punishment of Persons maliciously setting on Fire any Mine, Pit, or Delph of Coal, or Canal Coal; and of Persons unlawfully hunting or taking any Red or Fallow Deer in Forests or Chases, or beating or wounding the Keepers or other Officers in Forests, Chases, or Parks; and also so much of an Act as relates to the Power of appealing to the Circuit Courts, in Civil Cases, in Scotland."

Plymouth Docks, &c. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, for the better securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships, and Stores, at Portsmouth, Chatham, and Plymouth; [ (fn. 3) and for the better fortifying the Town of Portsmouth] and Citadel of Plymouth, in Trustees, for certain Uses; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Hay and Straw, to prevent Deceits in Sale of, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to ascertain the Weight of Trusses of Straw, and to punish Deceits in the Sale of Hay and Straw in Trusses, in London, and within the Weekly Bills of Mortality, and within the Distance of Thirty Miles thereof; and to prevent common Salesmen of Hay and Straw from buying the same, on their own Account, to sell again; and also to restrain Salesmen, Brokers, or Factors in Cattle, from buying, on their own Account, to sell again, any Live Cattle, in London, or within the Weekly Bills of Mortality, or which are driving up thereto."

Duty on Licenses for selling Plate, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duty granted by an Act made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty on Silver Plate, made, wrought, touched, assayed, or marked, in Great Britain; and for granting a Duty on Licenses to be taken out by all Persons dealing in Gold or Silver Plate; and for discontinuing all Drawbacks upon Silver Plate exported; and for more effectually preventing Frauds and Abuses in the marking or stamping of Gold or Silver Plate."

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

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

To defray the Charge of the Militia, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for applying the Money granted by Parliament towards defraying the Charge of Pay and Cloathing for the Militia, for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-eight; and for defraying the Expenses incurred on account of the Militia in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-seven."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

E. of Anglesey's Privilege, in Phipps's Suit, not allowed.

The House being informed, "That Daniel Macnamara Esquire was attending (as ordered):"

He was called in; and, being sworn at the Bar, was asked, "Whether he is an Agent for the Earl of Anglesey?" And says, "He has a general Power from Lord Anglesey."

Being asked, "Whether he knows of Mr. Phipps's Petition presented to this House in April last;" says, He had a Letter from Mark White, his Lordship's Agent in Ireland, that such a Petition had been presented, and an Order made thereupon for his Lordship to put in his Answer; but that Order was not served till the 28th of April last; and, as the Answer was to be put in by the 5th of May, he looked upon that as a Reason to hope to be indulged with further Time."

Being asked, "Whether he had received any Directions from Lord Anglesey, to put in an Answer to the said Petition, or to apply to the House for further Time;" said, "He had not: That he was informed by Mr. Sharp, an Agent of Lord Anglesey, that the several Allegations of the said Petition were true; and that thereupon he advised Lord Anglesey, in a Letter which he wrote to Mark White, his Lordship's Agent in Ireland, to waive his Privilege: Upon which he received a Letter from Lord Anglesey, which he had in his Hand, referring it to him whether he should waive his Privilege or not."

Being asked, "Whether he has any Authority from the Earl of Anglesey to consent to a Waiver of his Privilege in this Suit;" says, "He has only a conditional Authority; that, while the Suit was depending between Mr. Phipps and the Earl of Anglesey, some Proposals for an Accommodation were made by Lord Anglesey; which Proposals were, by Order of the Court of Chancery, referred to a Master, to consider whether they were for the Benefit of Mr. Phipps and the other Plaintiffs; and the Master made his Report, and was of Opinion, That the Proposals were for the Advantage of Mr. Phipps and the other Plaintiffs; and that Report was confirmed by an Order of the Court of Chancery: That what he has to propose, on the Part of the Earl of Anglesey, is, That, if his Lordship does not comply, within any Time this House will please to determine, with certain Heads of Accommodation that have been prepared by Mr. Phipps, or his Agents, on the Plan of the former Proposals, that then his Lordship's Privilege shall stand waived in this Cause."

He was directed to withdraw.

And the Petition of Constantine Phipps Esquire, which was presented to this House on Friday the 7th Day of April last; praying, "That he may be at Liberty to proceed in a Suit brought in the Court of Chancery in Ireland against the Earl of Anglesey, notwithstanding the Privilege claimed by his Lordship," was read.

Ordered, That the Earl of Anglesey, not having put in his Answer to the said Petition, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose, shall not be allowed Privilege in the said Suit.

Continuing Laws, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing certain Laws therein mentioned, relating to British Sail Cloth, and to the Duties payable on Foreign Sail Cloth; and to the Allowance upon the Exportation of British-made Gunpowder; and to the Encouragement of the Trade of the Sugar Colonies in America; and to the landing of Rum or Spirits of the British Sugar Plantations, before the Duties of Excise are paid thereon; and for regulating the Payment of the Duties on Foreign Exciseable Liquors; and for the Relief of Thomas Watson, with regard to the Drawback on certain East Indian Callicoes; and for rendering more commodious the new Passage leading from Charing Cross;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Messages from H. C. to return Gwynne's Bill

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

To return the Bill, 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;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Knight's Nat. Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Knight;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Militia Bill:

The Order of the Day being read, for the Third Reading of the 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:"

The said Bill was accordingly read the 3d Time.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

Insuring Foreign East India Ships, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of His present Majesty, to restrain the making Insurances on Foreign Ships bound to or from The East Indies."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Bread, Price and Assize of, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the due making of Bread, and to regulate the Price and Assize thereof; and to punish Persons who shall adulterate Meal, Flour, or Bread, in that Part of Great Britain called England."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Mallors's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Major General Cornwallis and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Dean and Chapter of the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter at Westminster, and their Successors, to make and grant unto James Mallors a Lease, or Leases, of certain Pieces of Ground, Messuages, Tenements, and Hereditaments, comprized within certain Limits, for a longer Term of Years than they are at present enabled to grant;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Overseers of the Poor, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual compelling Overseers of the Poor, or other Persons authorized to take Care of the Poor, to obey Orders made by the Justices of the Peace, for the speedy Relief of impotent and necessitous Poor; and to explain the Law with regard to the Power of Justices of the Peace to order Relief, on sudden and emergent Occasions."

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

Enclosing Commons, for Preservation of Timber, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for enclosing, by the mutual Consent of the Lords and Tenants, Part of any Common, for the Purpose of planting or preserving Trees fit for Timber or Underwood; and for more effectually preventing the unlawful Destruction of Trees."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Importation of Beef, &c. from Ireland, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to permit the Importation of Salted Beef, Pork, and Butter, from Ireland, for a limited Time."

The said Bill was accordingly read a 2d Time.

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 9o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Dorset.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Fauconberg.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.

PRAYERS.

Leatherhead to Guilford, Road Bill.

The Earl Cornwallis reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from The Swan Inn at Leatherhead, to the May-pole at the Upper End of Spital or Somerset-Street, in the Parish of Stoake near the Town of Guldeford, in the County of Surrey," 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."

Guilford to Farnham, Road Bill.

The Earl Cornwallis also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Guldeford to the Directing Post near the Town of Farnham, in the County of Surrey," 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."

Mallors's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Dean and Chapter of the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter at Westminster, and their Successors, to make and grant unto James Mallors a Lease or Leases of certain Pieces of Ground, Messuages, Tenements, and Hereditaments, comprized within certain Limits, for a longer Term of Years than they are at present enabled to grant."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Dorset.
M. Tweeddale.
E. Warwick.
E. Findlater.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Fauconberg.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
Ld. Ducie.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.

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

Defraying Charges of Militia, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for applying the Money granted by Parliament towards defraying the Charge of Pay and Cloathing for the Militia for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-eight; and for defraying the Expenses incurred on account of the Militia, in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-seven."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Insuring Foreign East India Ships, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of His present Majesty, to restrain the making Insurances on Foreign Ships bound to or from The East Indies."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Enclosing Commons for Preservation of Timber, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for enclosing, by the mutual Consent of the Lords and Tenants, Part of any Common, for the Purpose of planting and preserving Trees fit for Timber or Underwood; and for more effectually preventing the unlawful Destruction of Trees."

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. Montague and Mr. Lane:

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

To perpetuate several Laws, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making perpetual several Acts therein mentioned, for preventing Theft and Rapine on the Northern Borders of England; for the more effectual punishing wicked and evil-disposed Persons going armed in Disguise, and doing Injuries and Violences to the Persons and Properties of His Majesty's Subjects, and for the more speedy bringing the Offenders to Justice; and also Two Clauses, to prevent the cutting or breaking down the Bank of any River or Sea Bank, and to prevent the malicious cutting of Hop-binds; for the more effectual Punishment of Persons maliciously setting on Fire any Mine, Pit, or Delph of Coal, or Canal Coal, and of Persons unlawfully hunting or taking any Red or Fallow Deer in Forests or Chases, or beating or wounding the Keepers or other Officers, in Forests, Chases, or Parks; and also so much of an Act as relates to the Power of appealing to the Circuit Courts, in Civil Cases, in Scotland."

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

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

Continuing Laws, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing certain Laws therein mentioned, relating to British Sail-cloth, and to the Duties payable on Foreign Sail-cloth; and to the Allowance upon the Exportation of British-made Gunpowder; and to the Encouragement of the Trade of the Sugar Colonies in America; and to the Landing of Rum or Spirits of the British Sugar Plantations before the Duties of Excise are paid thereon; and for regulating the Pay ment of the Duties on Foreign Exciseable Liquors; and for the Relief of Thomas Watson, with regard to the Drawback on certain East India Callicoes; and for rendering more commodious the new Passage leading from Charing Cross."

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

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

Plymouth Docks, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, for the better securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships, and Stores, at Portsmouth, Chatham, and Plymouth, and for the better fortifying the Town of Portsmouth and Citadel of Plymouth, in Trustees, for certain Uses; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

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

Bread, Price and Assize of, Bill.

The Lord Romney (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House, to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the due making of Bread, and to regulate the Price and Assize thereof; and to punish Persons who shall adulterate Meal, Flour, or Bread, in that Part of Great Britain called England."

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

"Pr. 2. L. 34, 35, and 36. After ["Places"], leave out ["in the Kingdom of England, and the Town of Berwick upon Tweed."]

"Pr. 3. L. 5, 6, and 7. After ["Places"], leave out ["in the Kingdom of England, and the Town of Berwick upon Tweed."]

"Pr. 25. L. 12 and 13. After ["Places"], leave out ["in England, or in the Town of Berwick upon Tweed."]

"Pr. 39. L. 24. After ["allowed"], insert ["or by way of summary Complaint before the Court of Session in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland."]

"Pr. 47. L. 1. After ["Certiorari"], insert ["Letters of Advocation, or of Suspension."]

"In the Title of the Bill, L. 5. and 6. After ["Bread"], leave out ["in that Part of Great Britain called England"]."

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

Hay and Straw, to prevent Deceits in the Sale of, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to ascertain the Weight of Trusses of Straw, and to punish Deceits in the Sale of Hay and Straw in Trusses, in London and within the Weekly Bills of Mortality, and within the Distance of Thirty Miles thereof; and to prevent common Salesmen of Hay and Straw from buying the same on their own Account, to sell again; and also to restrain Salesmen, Brokers, or Factors in Cattle, from buying on their own Account, to sell again, any Live Cattle, in London, or within the Weekly Bills of Mortality, or which are driving up thereto."

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

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

Duty on Licenses for selling Plate, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duty, granted by an Act made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, on Silver Plate, made, wrought, touched, assayed, or marked, in Great Britain; and for granting a Duty on Licenses to be taken out by all Persons dealing in Gold or Silver Plate; and for discontinuing all Drawbacks upon Silver Plate exported; and for more effectually preventing Frauds and Abuses in the marking or stamping of Gold or Silver Plate."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

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 Four 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 Archbishop of Canterbury and the Duke of Dorset on his Right Hand; and the Lord Privy Seal 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 this House, in the Presence of you the Lords and Commons assembled for that Purpose. Which Commission you will now hear read."

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

"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 for granting to His Majesty several Rates and Duties upon Offices and Pensions, and upon Houses, and upon Windows or Lights; and for raising the Sum of Five Millions, by Annuities and a Lottery, to be charged on the said Rates and Duties:" "An Act for applying a Sum of Money, granted in this Session of Parliament, for re-building London Bridge; and for rendering more effectual an Act passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act to improve, widen, and enlarge, the Passage over and through London Bridge:" "An Act to enforce and render more effecutal an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for annexing certain forfeited Estates in Scotland to the Crown unalienably, and for making Satisfaction to the lawful Creditors thereupon; and to establish a Method of managing the same, and applying the Rents and Profits thereof for the better civilizing and improving The Highlands of Scotland; and preventing Disorders there for the future:" "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:" "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:" "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:" "An Act for allowing further Time for Enrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists; and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers:" "An Act for allowing a further Time for holding the First Meetings of Commissioners or Trustees for putting in Execution certain Acts made in the last Session of Parliament:" "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for appointing a sufficient Number of Constables for the Service of the City and Liberty of Westminster; and to compel proper Persons to take upon them the Office of Jurymen, to present Nuisances and other Offences within the said City and Liberty:" "An Act to encourage the Growth and Cultivation of Madder in that Part of Great Britain called England, by ascertaining the Tithe thereof there:" "An Act for the Encouragement of the Exportation of Culm to Lisbon, in the Kingdom of Portugal:" "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Borough of Great Yarmouth, and the Liberties thereof:" "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Western Division of the Hundred of Brixton, in the County of Surrey:" "An Act for establishing a Free Market for the Sale of Corn and Grain, within the City or Liberty of Westminster:" "An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands; Low Grounds, and Commons, in the Parishes of Chatteris and Doddington, in the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge:" "An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds, in the Isle of Ely and County of Cambridge, between The Cam otherwise Grant, Ouze, and Mildenhall, Rivers, and bounded on the South East by the Hard Lands of Isleham, Fordham, Soham, and Wicken; and for empowering the Governor, Bailiffs, and Commonalty, of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level of the Fens, called Bedford Level, to sell certain Lands within the said Limits, commonly called Invested Lands:" "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:" An Act for building a Bridge cross the River Trent, at or near a Place called Wilden Ferry:" "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:" "An Act to continue and render more effectual Two Acts of Parliament, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, and in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Roads leading from Birmingham to Edghill, in the County of Warwick:" "An Act for repairing the Road from Leeds to Sheffield, in the County of York:" "An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of Two Acts of Parliament, one passed in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for repairing the Road from the City of Gloucester to Stone, and other Roads therein mentioned; and for making the said Act more effectual; and the other passed in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for continuing Two Acts of Parliament, the one passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for amending the several Roads leading from the City of Bristol, and the other passed in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to explain and amend the same Act; and for making the said Acts more effectual; and also for repairing other Roads therein mentioned; and for making all the said Acts more effectual; and for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, several other Roads:" "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Cirencester in the County of Gloucester, to Cricklade in the County of Wilts:" "An Act for widening and repairing several Roads leading from The Welch Gate and Cotton Hill in the Town of Shrewsbury, in the County of Salop:" "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the Town of Bishop's Waltham in the County of Southampton, over the Top of the Down called Stephen's Castle Down, and through Salt Lane and Titchborne, to the Town of New Alresford, and from the Market House in the said Town of New Alresford, through Old Alresford, Bradley Lane, and over Herriard Common, to the Town of Odiham, in the said County:" "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Roads leading from Christian Mulford Bridge in the County of Wilts, to Shillingford Gate in the County of Berks, and also from Swindon to Lyddenton Wall in the said County of Wilts:" "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the Town of Stockbridge in the County of Southampton, to the City of Winchester; and from the said City, through Bellmour Lane, to the Top of Steven's Castle Down near the Town of Bishop's Waltham in the said County; and from the said City of Winchester, through Otterborne, to Bar Gate, in the Town and County of the Town of Southampton:" An Act for amending the Road leading from Pengate in the Parish of Westbury in the County of Wilts, to Latchet's Bridge near the East End of Market Lavington, and also the Road leading from Market Lavington Down to the Turnpike Road near Dewey's Water, and also the Road leading from Bolesborough to Studley Lane End, and also the Road leading from Yarnbrook to the Turnpike Road at Melksham in the said County of Wilts:" "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Chawton Pond in the Parish of Chawton in the County of Southampton, through Rumsdean Bottom, Westmeon, Warnford, Exton, Bishop's Waltham, and over Sherrill Heath, and through Wickham and Fareham, to the Town of Gosport; and from Exton aforesaid, through Droxford, to the East End of Sherrill Heath in the said County:" "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Tetbury to the Gates on the West of Simonds Hall Down, and from the Turnpike Gate at the Top of Frocester Hill to the Turnpike Road from Cirencester towards Bath, and from the Field called Bouldoun Sleight to the End of a Lane adjoining to the Road from Horsley to Tetbury near Tiltup's Inn, and from the Market House in Tetbury to the Turnpike Road on Minchin Hampton Common, and from the said Road in Minchin Hampton Field unto the Turnpike Road from Cirencester to Stroud near Burnt Ash, and from the said Turnpike Road to Tayloe's Mill Pond in Chalford Bottom, and through Hide to the Bottom of The Bourne Hill in the County of Gloucester:" "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Little Sheffield in the County of York, through the Towns of Hathersage, Hope, and Castleton, to Sparrowpit Gate in the County of Derby; and from the Guide Post near Barber's Field Cupola, through Grindleford Bridge, Great Hucklow, Tidswell, Hardgate Wall, and Fairfield, to Buxton in the County of Derby:" "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:" "An Act to enable the Trustees appointed for putting in Execution an Act passed in this Session of Parliament, 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 Circencester 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, to reduce all or any of the Tolls granted by the said Act; and for appointing additional Trustees for putting the said Acts in Execution:" "An Act for extending the Navigation of the River Calder, to or near to Sowerby Bridge in the Parish of Halifax; and for making navigable the River Hebble, Halig, or Halifax Brook, from Brooksmouth to Salter Hebble Bridge, in the County of York:" "An Act for regulating, governing, preserving, and improving, the Oyster Fishery in the River Colne, and Waters thereto belonging:" "An Act to continue and render more effectual an Act made in the Fifteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One 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 of Kirkcaldy and Liberties thereof:" "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:" "An Act to enable John Earl of Egmont in the Kingdom of Ireland to raise Money, for purchasing Lands in Great Britain, for the Purposes of his Marriage Settlement, by Mortgage instead of Sale of Part of his Irish Estate:" "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:" "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:" "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 Lifetime, 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:" "An Act for settling the several Charities of the Hospital and Free School at Kirkleatham in the County of York, of the Foundation of Sir William Turner Knight, deceased, and the Possessions and Revenues thereunto belonging, pursuant to the Will and Codicil of Cholmley Turner late of Kirkleatham aforesaid, Esquire, deceased:" "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:" "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:" "An Act for vesting Part of the Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, settled on the Marriage of William Norris Esquire, in the said William Norris and his Heirs; and for settling other Lands in Lieu thereof:" "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:" "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:" "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:" "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:" "An Act for confirming and establishing Articles of Agreement, for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Commons and Waste Grounds, in the Townships of Brompton and Sawden, in the Parish of Brompton, in the North Riding of the County of York:" "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:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing Newton Moor, or Newton Common, within the Manor of Newton cum Benningbrough, in the County of York:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Common Pastures, 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:" "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:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields called Northleigh Common Fields, and a Common or Waste called Northleigh Heath, within the Parish or Township of Northleigh, in the County of Oxford:" "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:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Manor and Lordship of Woodford, otherwise Halse Woodford, in the County of Northampton:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common, Open, and Arable Fields and Common Meadows in the Manor and Parish of Hareby, in the County of Lincoln:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Ground, and Waste Ground, in the Manor and Parish of Helmdon, in the County of Northampton:" "An Act for confirming and establishing Articles of Agreement, for dividing and enclosing certain Common Fields, within the Manor of Wilnecote, in the County of Warwick; and also for erecting and working one or more Fire Engine or Fire Engines, for the more effectual draining the Coal Mines in the said Manor:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields in the Hamlet, Township, or Village of Upton, in the Parish of Blewbury, in the County of Berks:" "An Act for confirming and establishing certain Articles of Agreement, for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields in the Parish of Edithweston, in the County of Rutland:" "An Act for naturalizing Anthony Fonblanque and Nicholas Baptist Aubert:" "An Act for naturalizing John Baptist D'Abbadie." 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 Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; and also commanding Our most Dear and Entirely-beloved Son and Faithful Counsellor William Duke of Cumberland, the most Reverend Father in God Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Thomas Archbishop of Canterbury Primate and Metropolitan of all England, 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 Counsins 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 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 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 Eighth Day of June, 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 Assistant, having received the Money Bill from the Hands of the Speaker, brought it to the Table; where the Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of that and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow:

"1. An Act for granting to His Majesty several Rates and Duties upon Offices and Pensions, and upon Houses, and upon Windows or Lights; and for raising the Sum of Five Millions, by Annuities and a Lottery, to be charged on the said Rates and Duties."

To this Bill the Royal Assent was pronounced, by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words; videlicet,

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

"2. An Act for applying a Sum of Money granted in this Session of Parliament, for re-building London Bridge; and for rendering more effectual an Act passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act to improve, widen, and enlarge, the Passage over and through London Bridge."

"3. An Act to enforce and render more effectual an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for annexing certain forfeited Estates in Scotland to the Crown unalienably, and for making Satisfaction to the lawful Creditors thereupon; and to establish a Method of managing the same, and applying the Rents and Profits thereof for the better civilizing and improving The Highlands of Scotland, and preventing Disorders there for the future."

"4. 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."

"5. An Act for explaining the Laws touching the Electors of Knights of the Shire to serve in Parliament for that Part of Great Britain called England."

"6. 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."

"7. An Act for allowing further Time for Enrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists; and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers."

"8. An Act for allowing a further Time for holding the First Meetings of Commissioners or Trustees for putting in Execution certain Acts made in the last Session of Parliament."

"9. An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for appointing a sufficient Number of Constables for the Service of the City and Liberty of Westminster; and to compel proper Persons to take upon them the Office of Jurymen, to present Nuisances and other Offences within the said City and Liberty."

"10. An Act to encourage the Growth and Cultivation of Madder in that Part of Great Britain called England, by ascertaining the Tithe thereof there."

"11. An Act for the Encouragement of the Exportation of Culm to Lisbon in the Kingdom of Portugal."

"12. An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Borough of Great Yarmouth and the Liberties thereof."

"13. An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Western Division of the Hundred of Brixton, in the County of Surrey."

"14. An Act for establishing a Free Market for the Sale of Corn and Grain, within the City or Liberty of Westminster."

"15. An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands, Low Grounds, and Commons, in the Parishes of Chatteris and Doddington, in the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge."

"16. An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds in the Isle of Ely and County of Cambridge, between The Cam otherwise Grant, Ouze, and Mildenhall Rivers, and bounded on the South East by the Hard Lands of Isleham, Fordham, Soham, and Wicken; and for empowering the Governor, Bailiffs, and Commonalty, of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level of the Fens, called Bedford Level, to sell certain Lands within the said Limits, commonly called Invested Lands."

"17. 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."

"18. An Act for building a Bridge cross the River Trent, at or near a Place called Wilden Ferry."

"19. 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."

"20. An Act to continue and render more effectual Two Acts of Parliament, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, and in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Roads leading from Birmingham to Edghill, in the County of Warwick."

"21. An Act for repairing the Road from Leeds to Sheffield, in the County of York."

"22. An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of Two Acts of Parliament, one passed in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for repairing the Road from the City of Gloucester to Stone, and other Roads therein mentioned; and for making the said Act more effectual;" and the other passed in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for continuing Two Acts of Parliament, the one passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for amending the several Roads leading from the City of Bristol, and the other passed in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to explain and amend the same Act; and for making the same Acts more effectual; and also for repairing other Roads therein mentioned;" and for making all the said Acts more effectual; and for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, several other Roads."

"23. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Cirencester in the County of Gloucester, to Cricklade in the County of Wilts."

"24. An Act for widening and repairing several Roads leading from The Welch Gate and Cotton Hill in the Town of Shrewsbury, in the County of Salop."

"25. An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the Town of Bishop's Waltham in the County of Southampton, over the Top of the Down called Stephen's Castle Down, and through Salt Lane and Titchborne, to the Town of New Alresford; and from the Market House in the said Town of New Alresford, through Old Alresford, Bradley Lane, and over Herriard Common, to the Town of Odiham in the said County."

"26. An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Roads leading from Christian Malford Bridge in the County of Wilts, to Shillingford Gate in the County of Berks, and also from Swindon to Lyddenton Wall in the said County of Wilts."

"27. An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the Town of Stockbridge in the County of Southampton, to the City of Winchester; and from the said City, through Bellmour Lane, to the Top of Steven's Castle Down near the Town of Bishop's Waltham in the said County; and from the said City of Winchester, through Otterborne, to Bar Gate in the Town and County of the Town of Southampton."

"28. An Act for amending the Road leading from Pengate in the Parish of Westbury in the County of Wilts, to Latchet's Bridge near the East End of Market Lavington, and also the Road leading from Market Lavington Down to the Turnpike Road near Dewey's Water, and also the Road leading from Bolesborough to Studley Lane End, and also the Road leading from Yarnbrook to the Turnpike Road at Melksham in the said County of Wilts."

"29. An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Chawton Pond in the Parish of Chawton in the County of Southampton, through Rumsdean Bottom, Westmeon, Warnford, Exton, Bishop's Waltham, and over Sherrill Heath, and through Wickham and Fareham, to the Town of Gosport, and from Exton aforesaid, through Droxford, to the East End of Sherrill Heath in the said County."

"30. An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Tetbury to the Gates on the West of Simond's Hall Down, and from the Turnpike Gate at the Top of Frocester Hill to the Turnpike Road from Cirencester towards Bath, and from the Field called Bouldoun Sleight to the End of a Lane adjoining to a Road from Horsley to Tetbury near Tiltup's Inn, and from the Market House in Tetbury to the Turnpike Road on Minchin Hampton Common, and from the said Road in Minchin Hampton Field unto the Turnpike Road from Cirencester to Stroud near Burnt Ash, and from the said Turnpike Road to Tayloe's Mill Pond in Chalford Bottom, and through Hide to the Bottom of The Bourne Hill, in the County of Gloucester."

"31. An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Little Sheffield in the County of York, through the Towns of Hathersage, Hope, and Castleton, to Sparrowpit Gate in the County of Derby, and from the Guide Post near Barber's Fields Cupola, through Grindleford Bridge, Great Hucklow, Tidswell, Hardgate Wall, and Fairfield, to Buxton in the County of Derby."

"32. 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."

"33. An Act to enable the Trustees appointed for putting in Execution an Act passed in this Session of Parliament, 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, to reduce all or any of the Tolls granted by the said Act; and for appointing additional Trustees for putting the said Acts in Execution."

"34. An Act for extending the Navigation of the River Calder to or near to Sowerby Bridge, in the Parish of Halifax; and for making navigable the River Hebble, Halig, or Halifax Brook, from Brooksmouth to Salter Hebble Bridge, in the County of York."

"35. An Act for regulating, governing, preserving, and improving, the Oyster Fishery in the River Colne, and Waters thereto belonging."

"36. An Act to continue and render more effectual an Act made in the Fifteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One 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 of Kirkcaldy, and Liberties thereof."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"37. 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."

"38. An Act to enable John Earl of Egmont in the Kingdom of Ireland to raise Money, for purchasing Lands in Great Britain, for the Purposes of his Marriage Settlement, by Mortgage instead of Sale, of Part of his Irish Estate."

"39. 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."

"40. 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 Encumbrances on certain Collieries and Coal Mines in the County of Durham, Part of the Estate of the said Earl."

"41. 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 Purchasemoney to discharge Encumbrances affecting the same."

"42. An Act for settling the several Charities of the Hospital and Free School at Kirkleatham in the County of York, of the Foundation of Sir William Turner Knight, deceased, and the Possessions and Revenues thereunto belonging, pursuant to the Will and Codicil of Cholmley Turner, late of Kirkleatham aforesaid, Esquire, deceased."

"43. 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."

"44. 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."

"45. An Act for vesting Part of the Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, settled on the Marriage of William Norris Esquire, in the said William Norris and his Heirs; and for settling other Lands in Lieu thereof."

"46. 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."

"47. 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."

"48. An Act for establishing Agreements made between Charles Brandling Esquire and other Persons, Proprietors of Lands, for laying down a Waggonway, in order for the better supplying the Town and Neighbourhood of Leeds, in the County of York, with Coals."

"49. 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."

"50. An Act for confirming and establishing Articles of Agreement, for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Townships of Brompton and Sawden, in the Parish of Brompton, in the North Riding of the County of York."

"51. 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."

"52. An Act for dividing and enclosing Newton Moor, or Newton Common, within the Manor of Newton cum Benningbrough, in the County of York."

"53. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Common Pastures, 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."

"54. 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."

"55. 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."

"56. 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."

"57. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Manor and Lordship of Woodford, otherwise Halse Woodford, in the County of Northampton."

"58. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common, Open, and Arable Fields, and Common Meadows, in the Manor and Parish of Hareby, in the County of Lincoln."

"59. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Ground, and Waste Ground, in the Manor and Parish of Helmdon, in the County of Northampton."

"60. An Act for confirming and establishing Articles of Agreement, for dividing and enclosing certain Common Fields within the Manor of Wilnecote, in the County of Warwick; and also for erecting and working one or more Fire Engine or Fire Engines, for the more effectual draining the Coal Mines in the said Manor."

"61. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields in the Hamlet, Township, or Village of Upton, in the Parish of Blewbury, in the County of Berks."

"62. An Act for confirming and establishing certain Articles of Agreement, for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields in the Parish of Edithweston, in the County of Rutland."

"63. An Act for naturalizing Anthony Fonblanque and Nicholas Baptist Aubert."

"64. An Act for naturalizing John Baptist D'Abbadie."

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.

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 12o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.

PRAYERS.

Mallors's Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Dean and Chapter of the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter at Westminster, and their Successors, to make and grant unto James Mallors a Lease or Leases of certain Pieces of Ground, Messuages, Tenements, and Hereditaments, comprized within certain Limits, for a longer Term of Years than they are at present enabled to grant," 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."

Duty on Licenses for selling Plate, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duty granted by an Act made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, on Silver Plate made, wrought, touched, assayed, or marked, in Great Britain; and for granting a Duty on Licenses to be taken out by all Persons dealing in Gold or Silver Plate; and for discontinuing all Drawbacks upon Silver Plate exported; and for more effectually preventing Frauds and Abuses in the marking or stamping of Gold or Silver Plate."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Guilford to Farnham, Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Guldeford to the Directing Post near the Town of Farnham, in the County of Surrey."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Leatherhead to Guilford, Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from The Swan Inn at Leatherhead to the May-pole at the Upper End of Spital or Somerset Street, in the Parish of Stoake near the Town of Guldeford, in the County of Surrey."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

And Message were severally ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Burroughs and Mr. Edwards:

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

Bread, Price and Assize of, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the due making of Bread, and to regulate the Price and Assize thereof; and to punish Persons who shall adulterate Meal, Flour, or Bread, in that Part of Great Britain called England."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

Overseers of the Poor, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual compelling Overseers of the Poor, or other Persons authorized to take Care of the Poor, to obey Orders made by the Justices of the Peace, for the speedy Relief of impotent and necessitous Poor; and to explain the Law with regard to the Power of Justices of the Peace to order Relief on sudden and emergent Occasions."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Irish Beef and Butter, Importation of, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to permit the Importation of Salted Beef, Pork, and Butter, from Ireland, for a limited Time."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Hay and Straw, to prevent Deceits in the Sale of, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to ascertain the Weight of Trusses of Straw, and to punish Deceits in the Sale of Hay and Straw in Trusses, in London and within the Weekly Bills of Mortality, and within the Distance of Thirty Miles thereof; and to prevent Common Salesmen of Hay and Straw from buying the same on their own Account, to sell again; and also to restrain Salesmen, Brokers, or Factors in Cattle, from buying on their own Account, to sell again, any live Cattle in London or within the Weekly Bills of Mortality, or which are driving up thereto."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

First Meetings of Commissioners for certain Acts of this Session, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Times for the First Meetings of Commissioners or Trustees for putting in Execution certain Acts of this Session of Parliament; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Malt, to permit the Exportation of, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to permit the Exportation of certain Quantities of Malt now lying in His Majesty's Storehouses, and to allow the Bounty on such Corn and Malt as was shipped and cleared for Ireland on or before a limited Time; and to authorize the Transportation of Flour, Meal, Bread, and Biscuit, to the Islands of Guernsey and Jersey, for the Use of the Inhabitants there, in Lieu of the Wheat, Malt, or Barley, which may now by Law be transported to those Islands;" 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 Martis, decimum tertium diem instantis Junii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 13o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Dorset.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Fauconberg.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Walpole.

PRAYERS.

Malt, to permit the Exportation of, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to permit the Exportation of certain Quantities of Malt now lying in His Majesty's Storehouses, and to allow the Bounty upon such Corn and Malt as was shipped and cleared for Ireland on or before a limited Time; and to authorize the Transportation of Flour, Meal, Bread, and Biscuit, to the Islands of Guernsey and Jersey, for the Use of the Inhabitants there, in Lieu of the Wheat, Malt, or Barley, which may now by Law be transported to those Islands."

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

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

First Meetings of Commissioners for Acts of this Session, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allowing a further Time for holding the First Meetings of Commissioners or Trustees for putting in Execution certain Acts made in this Session of Parliament; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

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

Irish Beef and Butter, Importation of, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to permit the Importation of Salted Beef, Pork, and Butter, from Ireland, for a limited Time."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Hay and Straw to punish Deceirs in the Sale of, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to ascertain the Weight of Trusses of Straw, and to punish Deceits in the Sale of Hay and Straw in Trusses, in London and within the Weekly Bills of Mortality, and within the Distance of Thirty Miles thereof; and to prevent common Salesmen of Hay and Straw from buying the same, on their own Account, to sell again; and also to restrain Salesmen, Brokers, or Factors in Cattle, from buying on their own Account, to sell again, any live Cattle in London or within the Weekly Bills of Mortality, or which are driving up thereto."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Mallors's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Dean and Chapter of the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter at Westminster, and their Successors, to make and grant unto James Maliors a Lease or Leases of certain Pieces of Ground, Messuages, Tenements, and Hereditaments, comprized within certain Limits, for a longer Term of Years than they are at present enabled to grant."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Overseers of the Poor, Bill.

The Earl of Findlater (according to Order) reported the Amendments, made by the Committee of the whole House, to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual compelling Overseers of the Poor, or other Persons authorized to take Care of the Poor, to obey Orders made by Justices of the Peace, for the speedy Relief of impotent and necessitous Poor; and to explain the Law with regard to the Power of Justices of the Peace to order Relief on sudden and emergent Occasions."

And the same were read by the Clerk, as follow:

"Pr. 1. L. 3 and 4. After ["Occasions"], leave out ["or otherwise become necessitous"].

"L. 24. After ["assembled"], insert ["and by the Authority of the same"].

"L. 31 and 32. After ["Poor"], leave out ["and impotent Person, and every"].

"L. 34. After ["Sickness"], insert ["or"]; and after ["Accident"], leave out ["or otherwise"].

"L. 35. After the Words ["any Justice of the Peace"], insert ["acting within the Division where such poor Person shall want Relief"].

"Pr. 2. L. 14. After ["Poor"], leave out ["and impotent Person, or to such"].

"L. 16. After ["Sickness"], insert ["or"].

"L. 17. After ["Accident"], leave out ["or otherwise"].

"L. 20, 21, 22, and 23. After ["aforesaid"], leave out ["or shall refuse or neglect to obey the Summons of any Justice of the Peace, to shew Cause why such Relief should not be given"].

"L. 28. After ["within"], leave out ["Six"], and insert ["One"].

"L. 29. Leave out ["Months,"] and insert ["Month"].

"In the Title of the Bill, L. 6. After ["Relief of"], leave out ["impotent and"].

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

To make perpetual several Acts, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making perpetual several Acts therein mentioned, for preventing These and Rapine on the Northerin Borders of England; and for the more effectual punishing wicked and evil disposed Persons going armed in Disguise, and doing Injuries and Violences to the Persons and Properties of His Majesty's Subjects, and for the more speedy bringing the Offenders to Justice; and also Two Clauses, to prevent the cutting or breaking down the Bank of any River or Sea Bank, and to prevent the malicious cutting of Hop-binds; for the more effectual Punishment of Persons maliciously setting on Fire any Mine, Pit, or Delph of Coal or Canal Coal; and of Persons unlawfully hunting or taking any Red or Fallow Deer in Forests or Chases, or beating or wounding the Keepers, or other Officers, in Forests, Chases, or Parks; and also so much of an Act as relates to the Power of appealing to the Circuit Courts in Civil Cases in Scotland."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Continuing Laws, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing certain Laws therein mentioned, relating to British Sail-cloth, and to the Duties payable on Foreign Sail-cloth; and to the Allowance upon the Exportation of British-made Gunpowder; and to the Encouragement of the Trade of the Sugar Colonies in America; and to the landing of Rum or Spirits of the British Sugar Plantations before the Duties of Excise are paid thereon; and for regulating the Payment of the Duties on Foreign Exciseable Liquors; and for the Relief of Thomas Watson, with regard to the Drawback on certain East India Callicoes; and for rendering more commodious the new Passage leading from Charing Cross."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Plymouth Dock, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, for the better securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships, and Stores, at Portsmouth, Chatham, and Plymouth, and for the better fortifying the Town of Portsmouth and Citadel of Plymouth, in Trustees, for certain Uses; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

E. of Tankerville's Privilege;

A Petition of Thomas Sheppard Under Sheriff for the County of Bucks, and of Beles Melengs One of the Officers of the Sheriff of the same County, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for a Breach of Privilege, in causing the Earl of Tankerville to be arrested, was presented, and read; setting forth the Methods used to procure the Execution of the Writ against the said Earl; and alleging Threats against the said Sheriff if the said Writ was not executed, it being insisted on as the indispensable Duty of the Sheriff to execute the same, by which the Petitioner Sheppard was unfortunately drawn in to direct the Execution thereof; and praying, "That their Lordships, out of their great Goodness and Compassion, will be pleased to take the Case of the Petitioners into Consideration; and, from the Circumstances attending the same, be induced to pardon the Offence, which they were inadvertently drawn in to commit."

And it being moved, "That the Petitioners may be brought to the Bar To-morrow, in order to their being discharged:"

Persons in Custody to be discharged.

Ordered, That the said Thomas Sheppard and Beles Melengs be brought to the Bar of this House To-morrow, in order to their being reprimanded and discharged out of Custody, paying their Fees.

Message from H. C. to return the Militia Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Colonel Townshend and others:

To return the 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;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Milford Harbour, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for applying a Sum of Money granted in this Session of Parliament, towards carrying on the Works for fortifying and securing the Harbour of Milford, in the County of Pembroke;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Continuing Law relative to Sugar Colonies, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws therein mentioned, for granting a Liberty to carry Sugars, of the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture, of any of His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America, from the said Colonies, directly into Foreign Parts, in Ships built in Great Britain, and navigated according to Law; for the preventing the committing of Frauds by Bankrupts; for giving further Encouragement for the Importation of Naval Stores from the British Colonies in America; and for preventing Frauds and Abuses in the Admeasurement of Coals in the City and Liberty of Westm'r; and for preventing the stealing or destroying of Madder Roots;" 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, decimum quartum diem instantis Junii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 14o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Essex.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Buckingham.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Harwich.

PRAYERS.

Overseers of the Poor, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual compelling Overseers of the Poor, or other Persons authorized to take Care of the Poor, to obey Orders made by the Justices of the Peace, for the speedy Relief of impotent and necessitous Poor; and to explain the Law, with regard to the Power of Justices of the Peace to order Relief on sudden and emergent Occasions."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

Plymouth Dock, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, for the better securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships, and Stores, at Portsmouth, Chatham, and Plymouth, and for the better fortifying the Town of Portsmouth and Citadel of Plymouth, in Trustees, for certain Uses; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Laws continuing, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing certain Laws therein mentioned, relating to British Sail-cloth, and to the Duties payable on Foreign Sail-cloth; and to the Allowance upon the Exportation of British-made Gunpowder; and to the Encouragement of the Trade of the Sugar Colonies in America; and to the landing of Rum or Spirits of the British Sugar Plantations, before the Duties of Excise are paid thereon; and for regulating the Payment of the Duties on Foreign Exciseable Liquors; and for the Relief of Thomas Watson, with regard to the Drawback on certain East India Callicoes; and for rendering more commodious the new Passage leading from Charing Cross."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

To make perpetual several Acts, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making perpetual several Acts therein mentioned, for prevenring Theft and Rapine on the Northern Borders of England; for the more effectual punishing wicked and evil disposed Persons going armed in Disguise, and doing Injuries and Violences to the Persons and Properties of His Majesty's Subjects, and for the more speedy bringing the Offenders to Justice; and also Two Clauses, to prevent the cutting or breaking down the Bank of any River or Sea Bank, and to prevent the malicious cutting of Hop-binds; for the more effectual Punishment of Persons maliciously setting on Fire any Mine, Pit, or Delph of Coal, or Canal Coal; and of Persons unlawfully hunting or taking any Red or Fallow Deer, in Forests or Chases, or beating or wounding the Keepers or other Officers in Forests, Chases, or Parks; and also so much of an Act as relates to the Power of appealing to the Circuit Courts in Civil Cases in Scotland."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

And Messages were severally ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by the same Messagers:

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

Milford Harbour, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for applying a Sum of Money granted in this Session of Parliament, towards carrying on the Works for fortifying and securing the Harbour of Milford in the County of Pembroke."

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

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

To continue Laws relative to Sugar Colonies, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws therein mentioned, for granting a Liberty to carry Sugars, of the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture, of any of His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America, from the said Colonies, directly into Foreign Parts, in Ships built in Great Britain, and navigated according to Law; for the preventing the committing of Frauds by Bankrupts; for giving further Encouragement for the Importation of Naval Stores from the British Colonies in America; and for preventing Frauds and Abuses in the Admeasurement of Coals in the City and Liberty of Westminster; and for preventing the stealing or destroying of Madder Roots."

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

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

First Meetings of Commissioner for certain Acts of this Session, Bill:

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for allowing a further Time for holding the First Meetings of Commissioners or Trustees for putting in Execution certain Acts of this Session of Parliament; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Walpole reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report [ (fn. 4) the same to] the House, withAmendment."

Malt, to permit the Exportation of, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to (fn. 5) permit the Exportation of certain Quantities of Malt now lying in His Majesty's Storehouses, and to allow the Bounty upon such Corn and Malt as was shipped and cleared for Ireland on or before a limited Time; and to authorize the Transportation of Flour, Meal, Bread, and Biscuit, to the Islands of (fn. 6) Guernsey and Jersey, for the Use of the Inhabitants there, in Lieu of the Wheat, Malt, or Barley, which may now by Law be transported to those Islands."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Coalheavers, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for Relief of the Coalheavers working upon the River Thames; and for enabling them to make a Provision for such of themselves as shall be sick, lame, or past their Labour, and for their Widows and Orphans;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

E. of Tankerville's Privilege; Sheppard and Melengs reprimanded, and discharged:

Thomas Sheppard and Beles Melengs, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for a Breach of Privilege, in causing the Earl of Tankerville to be arrested, were (according to Order) brought to the Bar, where they (upon their Knees) receiving a Reprimand from the Lord Keeper, were ordered to be discharged out of Custody, paying their Fees.

And then they were taken from the Bar.

And the House being informed, "That they could give Evidence in relation to other Persons being concerned in the said Breach of Privilege:"

The said Thomas Sheppard the Under Sheriff, Middleton Howard his Agent in London, and the said Beles Melengs, were severally examined, upon Oath, in relation thereto.

And it appearing, upon the said Examination, "That Jeremy Fish Palmer Clerk to Mr. Brookland Attorney at Windsor, L. Hercy a Solicitor, and Charles Bowles Esquire, were concerned in the said Breach of Privilege, in causing the said Earl to be arrested during the Sitting of Parliament:"

Order to at tach Three other Persons.

Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, do forthwith attach the Bodies of the said Jeremy Fish Palmer, L. Hercy, and Charles Bowles, for their said Offence, and keep them in safe Custody till the further Order of this House; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf.

To Richard Jephson Esquire, Serjeant at Arms attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of them.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 15o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Morton.
Comes Fauconberg.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Edgecumbe.

PRAYERS.

Malt, &c. to permit the Exportation of, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to permit the Exportation of certain Quantities of Malt now lying in His Majesty's Storehouses, and to allow the Bounty upon such Corn and Malt as was shipped and cleared for Ireland on or before a limited Time; and to authorize the Transportation of Flour, Meal, Bread, and Biscuit, to the Islands of Guernsey and Jersey, for the Use of the Inhabitants there, in Lieu of the Wheat, Malt, or Barley, which may now by Law be transported to those Islands."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

First Meetings of Commissioners for certain Acts of this Session, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allowing a further Time for holding the First Meetings of Commissioners or Trustees for putting in Execution certain Acts made in this Session of Parliament; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Coalheavers Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Relief of the Coalheavers working upon the River Thames; and for enabling them to make a Provision for such of themselves as shall be sick, lame, or past their Labour, and for their Widows and Orphans."

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

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

Fish, for regulating the Sale of, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for explaining an Act made in the Twenty-second Year of His said Majesty's Reign, for making a free Market for the Sale of Fish in the City of Westminster, and for other Purposes; and also to regulate the Sale of Fresh Salmon, Salmon Trouts, Turbots, and fresh Cod Fish, in London and Westm'r, and within the Weekly Bills of Mortality, by Salesmen thereof; and to allow Turbots, although not of the Size of Sixteen Inches, to be imported, under certain Restrictions;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on this Day Month.

Sinking Fund, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Sums of Money out of the Sinking Fund, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-eight; and for empowering the proper Officers to make forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills, Tickets, Certificates, Receipts, Annuity Orders, and other Orders, in Lieu of such as shall be lost, burnt, or otherwise destroyed; and for obliging the Retailers of Wines commonly called Sweets, or Made Wines, to take out a Wine License;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Milford Harbour, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for applying a Sum of Money, granted in this Session of Parliament, towards carrying on the Works for fortifying and securing the Harbour of Milford, in the County of Pembroke."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Continuing Laws relating to Sugar Colonies, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws therein mentioned, for granting a Liberty to carry Sugars, of the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture, of any of His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America, from the said Colonies, directly into Foreign Parts, in Ships built in Great Britain, and navigated according to Law; for the preventing the committing of Frauds by Bankrupts; for giving further Encouragement for the Importation of Naval Stores from the British Colonies in America; and for preventing Frauds and Abuses in the Admeasurement of Coals in the City and Liberty of Westminster; and for preventing the stealing and destroying of Madder Roots."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 16o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Hardwich.

PRAYERS.

Aid of 800,000 Pounds, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty to raise the Sum of Eight Hundred Thousand Pounds, for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Message from H. C. to return the Bill for regulating the Price and Assize of Bread.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the due making of Bread, and to regulate the Price and Assize thereof; and to punish Persons who shall adulterate Meal, Flour, or Bread, in that Part of Great Britain called England;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Continuing Laws relative to Sugar Colonies, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws therein mentioned, for granting a Liberty to carry Sugars, of the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture, of any of His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America, from the said Colonies, directly into Foreign Parts, in Ships built in Great Britain, and navigated according to Law; for the preventing the committing of Frauds by Bankrupts; for giving further Encouragement for the Importation of Naval Stores from the British Colonies in America; and for preventing Frauds and Abuses in the Admeasurement of Coals in the City and Liberty of Westminster; and for preventing the stealing or destroying of Madder Roots."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Milford Harbour, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for applying a Sum of Money, granted in this Session of Parliament, towards carrying on the Works for fortifying and securing the Harbour of Milford, in the County of Pembroke."

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 Two preceding Bills.

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

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

Sinking Fund, Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Sums of Money out of the Sinking Fund, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-eight; and for empowering the proper Officers to make forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills, Tickets, Certificates, Receipts, Annuity Orders, and other Orders, in Lieu of such as shall be lost, burnt, or otherwise destroyed; and for obliging the Retailers of Wines, commonly called Sweets, or Made Wines, to take out a Wine License."

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

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

Aid of 800,000 Pounds, Bill.

Hodie 1a & 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty to raise the Sum of Eight Hundred Thousand Pounds, for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament."

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

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

Coalheavers Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the Coalheavers working upon the River Thames; and for enabling them to make a Provision for such of themselves as shall be sick, lame, or past their Labour, and for their Widows and Orphans."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 19o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckingham.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Ilchester.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Harwich.

PRAYERS.

Coalheavers Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Relief of the Coalheavers working upon the River Thames; and for enabling them to make a Provision for such of themselves as shall be sick, lame, or past their Labour, and for their Widows and Orphans."

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. Holford and Mr. Harris:

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

Sinking Fund, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Sums of Money out of the Sinking Fund, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-eight; and for empowering the proper Officers to make forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills, Tickets, Certificates, Receipts, Annuity Orders, and other Orders, in Lieu of such as shall be lost, burnt, or otherwise destroyed; and for obliging the Retailers of Wines, commonly called Sweets, or Made Wines, to take out a Wine License."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Aid of 800,000 Pounds, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty to raise the Sum of Eight Hundred Thousand Pounds, for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Ly. Curson against Barnwell.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Dame Winnifred Curson; complaining of Part of an Order of the Court of Chancery, of the 9th Day of this Instant June; and praying, "That the same may be reversed; and that this House will be pleased to make such Order in the Premises as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom shall think meet; and that (fn. 7) Francis Barnwell may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said (fn. 7) Francis Barnwell may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in her Answer thereto, in Writing, on or before Monday the Third Day of July next.

Sinking Fund, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Sums of Money out of the Sinking Fund, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-eight; and for empowering the proper Officers to make forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills, Tickets, Certificates, Receipts, Annuity Orders, and other Orders, in Lieu of such as shall be lost, burnt, or otherwise destroyed; and for obliging the Retailers of Wines, commonly called Sweets, or Made Wines, to take out a Wine License."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Aid of 800,000 Pounds, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty to raise the Sum of Eight Hundred Thousand Pounds, for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament."

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 Two preceding Bills.

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 20o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Granville, Præses.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Newcastle.
March. Tweeddale.
March. Lothian.
Comes Morton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Gower.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Chapone to enter into Recognizance on Curson's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Chapone of Clement's Inn may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Dame Winnifred Curson, on account of her Appeal depending in this House; she residing in Oxfordshire:"

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

Bills passed by Commission.

The Lord Keeper acquainted the House, "That His Majesty had been pleased to grant Two several Commissions to his Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland, and several Lords therein named, One for declaring His Royal Assent to the several Acts agreed upon by both Houses; and the other for proroguing the Parliament."

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 Archbishop of Canterbury on his Right Hand; and the Lord President 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 this House, in the Presence of you the Lords and Commons assembled for that Purpose: Which Commission you will now hear read."

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

"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 doth particularly ensue; (that is to say,) "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Sums of Money out of the Sinking Fund, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-eight; and for empowering the proper Officers to make forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills, Tickets, Certificates, Receipts, Annuity Orders, and other Orders, in lieu of such as shall be lost, burnt, or otherwise destroyed; and for obliging the Retailers of Wines, commonly called Sweets, or Made Wines, to take out a Wine License:" "An Act for enabling His Majesty to raise the Sum of Eight Hundred Thousand Pounds, for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament:" "An Act for repealing the Duty granted by an Act made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, on Silver Plate made, wrought, touched, assayed, or marked, in Great Britain; and for granting a Duty on Licenses to be taken out by all Persons dealing in Gold or Silver Plate; and for discontinuing all Drawbacks upon Silver Plate exported; and for more effectually preventing Frauds and Abuses in the marking or stamping of Gold or Silver Plate:" "An Act for continuing certain Laws therein mentioned, relating to British Sail-cloth, and to the Duties payable on Foreign Sail-cloth; and to the Allowance upon the Exportation of British-made Gunpowder; and to the Encouragement of the Trade of the Sugar Colonies in America; and to the landing of Rum or Spirits of the British Sugar Plantations before the Duties of Excise are paid thereon; and for regulating the Payment of the Duties on Foreign Exciseable Liquors; and for the Relief of Thomas Watson, with regard to the Drawback on certain East India Callicoes; and for rendering more commodious the new Passage leading from Charing Cross:" "An Act to permit the Exportation of certain Quantities of Malt now lying in His Majesty's Storehouses, and to allow the Bounty upon such Corn and Malt as was shipped and cleared for Ireland on or before a limited Time; and to authorize the Transportation of Flour, Meal, Bread, and Biscuit, to the Islands of Guernsey and Jersey, for the Use of the Inhabitants there, in lieu of the Wheat, Malt, or Barley, which may now by Law be transported to those Islands:" "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:" "An Act for applying the Money granted by Parliament towards defraying the Charge of Pay and Clothing for the Militia, for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-eight; and for defraying the Expenses incurred on account of the Militia in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-seven:" "An Act for the due making of Bread, and to regulate the Price and Assize thereof; and to punish Persons who shall adulterate Meal, Flour, or Bread:" "An Act to continue several Laws therein mentioned, for granting a Liberty to carry Sugars of the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture, of any of His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America, from the said Colonies, directly into Foreign Parts, in Ships built in Great Britain, and navigated according to Law; for the preventing the committing of Frauds by Bankrupts; for giving further Encouragement for the Importation of Naval Stores from the British Colonies in America; and for preventing Frauds and Abuses in the Admeasurement of Coals in the City and Liberty of Westminster; and for preventing the stealing or destroying of Madder Roots:" "An Act for making perpetual several Acts therein mentioned, for preventing Thest and Rapine on the Northern Borders of England; for the more effectual punishing wicked and evil-disposed Persons going armed in Disguise, and doing Injuries and Violences to the Persons and Properties of His Majesty's Subjects, and for the more speedy bringing the Offenders to Justice; and also Two Clauses, to prevent the cutting or breaking down the Bank of any River or Sea Bank; and to prevent the malicious cutting of Hopbinds, for the more effectual Punishment of Persons maliciously setting on Fire any Mine, Pit, or Delph of Coal, or Canal Coal; and of Persons unlawfully hunting or taking any Red or Fallow Deer in Forests or Chases; or beating or wounding the Keepers or other Officers in Forests, Chases, or Parks; and also so much of an Act as relates to the Power of appealing to the Circuit Courts in Civil Cases in Scotland:" "An Act to permit the Importation of Salted Beef, Pork, and Butter, from Ireland, for a limited Time:" "An Act for vesting certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, for the better securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships, and Stores, at Portsmouth, Chatham, and Plymouth, and for the better fortifying the Town of Portsmouth and Citadel of Plymouth, in Trustees, for certain Uses; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:" "An Act for applying a Sum of Money, granted in this Session of Parliament, towards carrying on the Works for fortifying and securing the Harbour of Milford in the County of Pembroke:" "An Act for enlarging the Times for the First Meetings of Commissioners or Trustees for putting in Execution certain Acts of this Session of Parliament; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:" "An Act for repealing an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of His present Majesty, to restrain the making Insurances on Foreign Ships bound to or from The East Indies:" "An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for enclosing, by the mutual Consent of the Lords and Tenants, Part of any Common, for the Purpose of planting and preserving Trees fit for Timber or Underwood; and for more effectually preventing the unlawful Destruction of Trees:" "An Act to ascertain the Weight of Trusses of Straw, and to punish Deceits in the Sale of Hay and Straw in Trusses, in London and within the Weekly Bills of Mortality, and within the Distance of Thirty Miles thereof; and to prevent common Salemen of Hay and Straw from buying the same on their own Account, to sell again; and also to restrain Salesmen, Brokers, or Factors in Cattle, from buying on their own Account, to sell again, any live Cattle in London, or within the Weekly Bills of Mortality, or which are driving up thereto:" "An Act for Relief of the Coalheavers working upon the River Thames; and for enabling them to make a Provision for such of themselves as shall be sick, lame, or past their Labour, and for their Widows and Orphans:" "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Guldeford to the Directing Post near the Town of Farnham in the County of Surrey:" "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from The Swan Inn at Leatherhead to the May-pole at the Upper End of Spital or Somerset Street, in the Parish of Stoak, near the Town of Guldeford, in the County of Surrey:" "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:" "An Act to enable the Dean and Chapter of the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter at Westminster, and their Successors, to make and grant unto James Mallors a Lease or Leases of certain Pieces of Ground, Messuages, Tenements, and Hereditaments, comprized within certain Limits, for a longer Term of Years than they are at present enabled to grant:" "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:" "An Act for naturalizing John Knight." 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 Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; and also commanding Our most Dear and Entirely-beloved Son and Faithful Counsellor William Duke of Cumberland, the most Reverend Father in God Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Thomas Archbishop of Canterbury Primate and Metropolitan of all England, 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 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 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 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 Twentieth Day of June, in the Thirty-first Year of Our Reign.

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

"Yorke & Yorke."

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

"1. An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Sums of Money out of the Sinking Fund, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-eight; and for empowering the proper Officers to make forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills, Tickets, Certificates, Receipts, Annuity Orders, and other Orders, in lieu of such as shall be lost, burnt, or otherwise destroyed; and for obliging the Retailers of Wines, commonly called Sweets, or Made Wines, to take out a Wine License."

"2. An Act for enabling His Majesty to raise the Sum of Eight Hundred Thousand Pounds, for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament."

"3. An Act for repealing the Duty granted by an Act made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, on Silver Plate, made, wrought, touched, assayed, or marked, in Great Britain; and for granting a Duty on Licenses to be taken out by all Persons dealing in Gold or Silver Plate; and for discontinuing all Drawbacks upon Silver Plate exported; and for more effectually preventing Frauds and Abuses in the marking or stamping of Gold or Silver Plate."

"4. An Act for continuing certain Laws therein mentioned, relating to British Sail Cloth, and to the Duties payable on Foreign Sail Cloth; and to the Allowance upon the Exportation of British made Gun-powder; and to the Encouragement of the Trade of the Sugar Colonies in America; and to the landing of Rum or Spirits of the British Sugar Plantations, before the Duties of Excise are paid thereon; and for regulating the Payment of the Duties on Foreign Exciseable Liquors; and for the Relief of Thomas Watson, with regard to the Drawback on certain East India Callicoes; and for rendering more commodious the new Passage leading from Charing Cross."

"5. An Act to permit the Exportation of certain Quantities of Malt now lying in His Majesty's Storehouses; and to allow the Bounty upon such Corn and Malt as was shipped and cleared for Ireland on or before a limited Time; and to authorize the Transportation of Flour, Meal, Bread, and Biscuit, to the Islands of Guernsey and Jeresey, for the Use of the Inhabitants there, in Lieu of the Wheat, Malt, or Barley, which may now by Law be transported to those Islands."

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

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

"6. 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."

"7. An Act for applying the Money granted by Parliament towards defraying the Charge of Pay and Cloathing for the Militia, for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-eight; and for defraying the Expenses incurred on account of the Militia in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-seven."

"8. An Act for the due making of Bread; and to regulate the Price and Assize thereof; and to punish Persons who shall adulterate Meal, Flour, or Bread."

"9. An Act to continue several Laws therein mentioned, for granting a Liberty to carry Sugars of the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture, of any of His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America, from the said Colonies directly into Foreign Parts, in Ships built in Great Britain, and navigated according to Law; for the preventing the committing of Frauds by Bankrupts; for giving further Encouragement for the Importation of Naval Stores from the British Colonies in America; and for preventing Frauds and Abuses in the Admeasurement of Coals in the City and Liberty of Westminster; and for preventing the stealing or destroying of Madder Roots."

"10. An Act for making perpetual several Acts therein mentioned, for preventing Theft and Rapine on the Northern Borders of England; for the more effectual punishing wicked and evil-disposed Persons going armed in Disguise, and doing Injuries and Violences to the Persons and Properties of His Majesty's Subjects, and for the more speedy bringing the Offenders to Justice; and also Two Clauses, to prevent the cutting or breaking down the Bank of any River or Sea Bank, and to prevent the malicious cutting of Hop-binds; for the more effectual Punishment of Persons maliciously setting on Fire any Mine, Pit, or Delph of Coal or Canal Coal; and of Persons unlawfully hunting or taking any Red or Fallow Deer, in Forests or Chases; or beating or wounding the Keepers or other Officers in Forests, Chases, or Parks; and also so much of an Act as relates to the Power of appealing to the Circuit Courts in Civil Cases in Scotland."

"11. An Act to permit the Importation of salted Beef, Pork, and Butter, from Ireland, for a limited Time."

"12. An Act for vesting certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, for the better securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships, and Stores, at Portsmouth, Chatham, and Plymouth, and for the better fortifying the Town of Portsmouth and Citadel of Plymouth, in Trustees, for certain Uses; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"13. An Act for applying a Sum of Money granted in this Session of Parliament towards carrying on the Works for fortifying and securing the Harbour of Milford, in the County of Pembroke."

"14. An Act for enlarging the Times for the First Meetings of Commissioners or Trustees for putting in Execution certain Acts of this Session of Parliament; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"15. An Act for repealing an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of His present Majesty, to restrain the making Insurances on Foreign Ships bound to or from The East Indies."

"16. An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for enclosing, by the mutual Consent of the Lords and Tenants, Part of any Common, for the Purpose of planting and preserving Trees fit for Timber or Underwood; and for more effectually preventing the unlawful Destruction of Trees."

"17. An Act to ascertain the Weight of Trusses of Straw, and to punish Deceits in the Sale of Hay and Straw in Trusses, in London and within the Weekly Bills of Mortality, and within the Distance of Thirty Miles thereof; and to prevent common Salesmen of Hay and Straw from buying the same on their own Account, to sell again; and also to restrain Salesmen, Brokers, or Factors in Cattle, from buying on their own Account, to sell again, any live Cattle in London or within the Weekly Bills of Mortality, or which are driving up thereto."

"18. An Act for Relief of the Coalheavers working upon the River Thames; and for enabling them to make a Provision for such of themselves as shall be sick, lame, or past their Labour, and for their Widows and Orphans."

"19. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Guldeford to the Directing Post near the Town of Farnham, in the County of Surrey."

"20. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from The Swan Inn at Leatherhead to the May-pole at the Upper End of Spital or Somerset Street, in the Parish of Stoake near the Town of Guldeford, 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."

"21. 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."

"22. An Act to enable the Dean and Chapter of the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter at Westminster, and their Successors, to make and grant unto James Mallors a Lease or Leases of certain Pieces of Ground, Messuages, Tenements, and Hereditaments, comprized within certain Limits, for a longer Term of Years than they are at present enabled to grant."

"23. 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."

"24. An Act for naturalizing John Knight."

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 Lord Keeper, in Pursuance of His Majesty's Commands to the Lords Commissioners, spake as follows:

Lords Commissioners Speech.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"We have received the King's Commands, upon this Occasion, to assure you, that His Majesty has the deepest Sense of the Loyalty and good Affections demonstrated by His Parliament throughout the whole Course of this Session. The Zeal which you have shewn for His Majesty's Honour and real Interest in all Parts, your Earnestness to surmount every Difficulty, and your Ardour to carry on the War with the utmost Vigour, in order to a safe and honourable Peace, must convince all the World that the antient Spirit of the British Nation is still subsisting in its full Force.

"His Majesty has also commanded us to acquaint you, that he has taken all such Measures as have appeared to be most conducive to answer your publick-spirited Views and Wishes. Through your Assistance, and by the Blessing of God upon the Conduct and Bravery of the combined Army, His Majesty has been enabled not only to deliver His Dominions in Germany from the Oppressions and Devastations of the French, but to push our Advantages on this Side of The Rhine.

"His Majesty has cemented the Union between Him and His good Brother the King of Prussia by new Engagements, with which you have been already fully acquainted.

"Our Fleets and Armies are now actually employed in such Expeditions as appeared likely to annoy the Enemy in the most sensible Manner, to promote the Welfare and Prosperity of these Kingdoms; and particularly to preserve our Rights and Possessions in America, and to make France feel our just Weight and real Strength in those Parts. His Majesty trusts in the Divine Providence, that they may be blessed with such Success as will most effectually tend to these great and desirable Ends.

"Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"We are particularly commanded by the King to return you His Thanks for those ample Supplies which you have so freely and unanimously given. His Majesty grieves for the Burdens of His People; but your Readiness in supporting the War is the most probable Means the sooner to deliver you from it. You may be assured, that nothing will be wanting, on His Majesty's Part, to secure the most frugal Management.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"His Majesty has directed us to repeat His Recommendation to you, to promote Harmony and good Agreement amongst His faithful Subjects; and to make the Uprightness and Purity of His Intentions and Measures rightly understood. Exert yourselves in maintaining the Peace and good Order of the Country, by enforcing Obedience to the Laws and lawful Authority; and by making the People sensible how much they hurt their own true Interest by the contrary Practice.

"For their Sakes, the King has commanded us to press this upon you; for their true Interest and Happiness are His Majesty's great and constant Object."

Then the Commission for proroguing the Parliament was read by the Clerk, as follows:

Commission for proroguing the Parliament.

"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 most Dear and Entirely-beloved Son and Faithful Counsellor William Duke of Cumberland; the most Reverend Father in God Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Thomas Archbishop of Canterbury Primate and Metropolitan of all England, Our Right Trusty and Wellbeloved Counsellor Sir Robert Henley Knight 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 Halifax, 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; GreetingWhereas, for certain arduous and urgent Affairs, concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Church, We did order this Our present Parliament to begin, and to be held, at Our City of Westminster, the Thirty-first Day of May, in the Twenty-seventh Year of Our Reign, on which Day Our said Parliament was begun and held; and from thence, by several Adjournments and Prorogations, unto Thursday the First Day of December last past, was adjourned and prorogued, and there now holden: Know ye nevertheless that, for certain urgent Causes and Considerations Us especially moving, We have thought fit to prorogue Our said Parliament. Therefore We, confiding very much in your Fidelity, Prudence, and Circumspection, have, by the Advice and Consent of Our Council, affigned you Our Commissioners, giving to you, or to any Three or more of you, by virtue of these Presents, full Power and Authority, in Our Name, to prorogue and continue Our said present Parliament, at Our City of Westminster aforesaid, until and unto Thursday the Third Day of August now next following, there then to be held and fit. And therefore We command you, that you diligently attend to the Premises, and effectually fulfil them in the Manner aforesaid. We also strictly command all and singular Our Archbishops, Dukes, Marquises, Earls, Viscounts, Bishops, Barons, Knights, Citizens, Burgesses, and Commissioners for Our Counties and Boroughs, and all others whom it concerns to meet at Our said Parliament, by virtue of these Presents, that they observe, obey, and assist you, in executing the Premises, as they ought to do. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

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

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

"Yorke and Yorke."

Which being ended, the Lord Keeper said,

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

Parliament prorogued.

"By virtue of His Majesty's Commission, under the Great Seal, to us and other Lords directed, and now read, we do, in His Majesty's Name, and in Obedience to His Commands, prorogue this Parliament to Thursday the Third Day of August next, to be then here held: And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Thursday the Third Day of August next.

Footnotes

1 Bis in Originali.
2 Bis in Originali.
3 Desunt in Originali.
4 Origin. from.
5 Origin. prohibit.
6 Origin. Guensey.
7 Sic. vide P. 393. b.