House of Lords Journal Volume 29
May 1759, 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 29: May 1759, 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 29: 1756-1760 (1767-1830), pp. 510-516. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114468 Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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May 1759, 11-20

DIE Veneris, 11o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Argyll.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Guilford.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.

PRAYERS.

Relief of Debtors, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Debtors, with respect to the Imprisonment of their Persons; and to oblige Debtors, who shall continue in Execution in Prison beyond a certain Time, and for Sums not exceeding what are mentioned in the Act, to make Discovery of, and deliver upon Oath, their Estates, for their Creditors Benefit;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

To prevent the stealing of Dogs, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir William Codrington and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual preventing the stealing of Dogs;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return Rolle's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon, settled and entailed on Denys Rolle Esquire and his Issue, in him in Fee Simple; and for settling other Lands and Hereditaments, in the said County of Devon, of greater Value, to the same Uses;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with One Amendment, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Barnsley Common, &c. Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from the East Side of Barnsley Common in the County of York to the Middle of Grange Moor, and from thence to White Cross; and also the Road from the Guide Post in Barugh to a Rivulet called Barugh Brook, and from thence for Two Hundred Yards over and beyond the same Rivulet, or Brook, into the Township of Cawthorne in the said County."

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

D. Argyll.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Guilford.
Ld. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Bristol.
Ld. Clifton.
L. Delamer.
L. Sandys.
L. Ponsonby.

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.

Message from H. C. to return Molyneux's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for transferring to the Guardians of Charles William Molyneux, an Infant, a certain Power of Leasing, contained in the Marriage Settlement of Richard late Lord Viscount Molyneux, deceased, during the Minority, and for the Benefit, of the said Infant;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Bolton Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish or Township of Bolton upon Dearne, in the County of York."

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

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

L. Onslow, Leave for a Bill:

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making a Partition and Division of certain Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Surry, agreed to be purchased by Thomas late Lord Onslow; and for settling and limiting the same, for the Benefit of the several Persons claiming under his Marriage Settlement and Will, respectively; and also for selling and disposing of Timber growing on the Estate, devised by his Will, for the Purposes therein mentioned."

Measurement of Coals, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing, amending, explaining, and making more effectual, an Act made in the Nineteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act more effectually to prevent the Frauds and Abuses committed in the Admeasurement of Coals, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and that Part of the Dutchy of Lancaster adjoining thereto, and the several Parishes of Saint Giles in the Fields, Saint Mary le Bon, and such Part of the Parish of Saint Andrew Holbourn as lies in the County of Middlesex."

Continuing Laws, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws therein mentioned, relating to the allowing a Drawback of the Duties upon the Exportation of Copper Bars imported; to the Encouragement of the Silk Manufactures; and for taking off several Duties on Merchandize exported, and reducing other Duties; to the Premium upon Masts, Yards, Bowsprits, Tar, Pitch, and Turpentine; to the encouraging the Growth of Coffee in His Majesty's Plantations in America; to the securing the Duties upon Foreign-made Sail Cloth, and charging Foreign-made Sails with a Duty; and for enlarging the Time for Payment of the Duties omitted to be paid on the Indentures and Contracts of Clerks, Apprentices, or Servants; and also for making Affidavits of the Execution of Articles or Contracts of Clerks to Attornies or Solicitors, and filing thereof."

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.

Rolle's Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendment made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon, settled and entailed on Denys Rolle Esquire and his Issue, in him in Fee Simple; and for settling other Lands and Hereditaments, in the said County of Devon, of greater Value, to the same Uses."

And the said Amendment, being read Three Times by the Clerk, was agreed to.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 15o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Argyll.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Gower.
Comes Cornwallis.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Mansfield.

PRAYERS.

L. Onslow's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making a Partition and Division of certain Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Surry, agreed to be purchased by Thomas late Lord Onslow; and for settling and limiting the same, for the Benefit of the several Persons claiming under his Marriage Settlement and Will, respectively; and also for selling and disposing of Timber, growing on the Estate devised by his Will, for the Purposes therein mentioned."

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

D. Argyll.
E. Northampton.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Marchmont.
E. Gower.
E. Cornwallis.
V. Say & Sele.
Ld. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Bristol.
Ld. Delamer.
L. Bathurst.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Wednesday the 30th Day of this Instant May, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Measurement of Coals, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing, amending, explaining, and making more effectual, an Act made in the Nineteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act more effectually to prevent the Frands and Abuses committed in the Admeasurement of Coals within the City and Liberty of Westminster and that Part of the Dutchy of Lancaster adjoining thereto, and the several Parishes of Saint Giles in the Fields, Saint Mary le Bon, and such Part of the Parish of Saint Andrew Holborn as lies in the County of Middlesex."

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 Thursday next.

Chippenham Road, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue and amend Two Acts, one made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, and the other in the Seventeenth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing certain Roads leading from Chippenham, and for repairing several Roads leading from Chippenham Bridge; and to repeal so much of an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of His present Majesty, as relates to the Road between the said Bridge and Lower Stanton in the County of Wilts," 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."

Duties on Plate Licenses, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, for repealing the Duty granted by an Act made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty on Silver Plate; and for granting a Duty on Licenses to be taken out by all Persons dealing in Gold or Silver Plate, by permitting the Sale of Gold or Silver Plate in small Quantities without License; and by granting a Duty, instead of the Duty now payable, upon Licenses to be taken out by certain Dealers in Gold or Silver Plate; and also a Duty upon Licenses to be taken out by Pawnbrokers dealing in Gold or Silver Plate, and Refiners of Gold or Silver;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Annuities of 1757, to add to Consolidated Annuities, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for adding certain Annuities, granted in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-seven, to the joint Stock of Three per Cent. Annuities, consolidated by the Acts of the Twenty-fifth, Twenty-eighth, and Twenty-ninth Years of His present Majesty's Reign, and for carrying the several Duties therein mentioned to the Sinking Fund; and for charging the Annuities on Single Lives, granted in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-seven, on the Produce of the said Fund;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

E. of Powis's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for empowering Henry Arthur Earl of Powis and Barbara Countess of Powis to make Leases of the Estate late of William Marquis of Powis, deceased, in the County of Montgomery, for Twenty-one Years, or Three Lives, at the improved Rent;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

McCulloch against McCulloch.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein Edward Mac Culloch of Auchinguill is Appellant, and Janet Mac Culloch his Wife Respondent:

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

Number of Causes limited.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Charles Cajetan Count Leslie and Anthony Leslie of Balquhain are Appellants, and Peter Grant and David Orme his Tutor in Litem are Respondents, which stands appointed for Tomorrow, be put off to Friday; and that the Cause wherein the Honourable James Wemyss and others are Appellants, and Hugh Mackay Esquire is Respondent, be heard on Monday next; and that this House will hear no more than the said Two Causes during this Session.

Hawtrey against Daniel & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of the Reverend Ralph Hawtrey Clerk, Master of Arts, Vicar of the Parish of Killcolum, otherwise Kilcobin, in the Diocese of Ossory and County of Kilkenny in the Kingdom of Ireland; complaining of a Decretal Order of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, pronounced the 25th of January 1759, but which was not entered with the Register of the said Court on the 17th of April last; and praying, "That the same may be reversed and set aside; and that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises as the Nature and Circumstances of the Case may require; and that Cassandra Daniel, John Digby, Cassandra McNaughton, Sydnam Snow, Robert Snow, and Richard Lord Bishop of Ossory, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Cassandra Daniel, John Digby, Cassandra Mc Naughton, Sydnam Snow, Robert Snow, and Richard Lord Bishop of Ossory, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 19th Day of June next; and Service of this Order upon their several and respective Clerks in Court, or Attornies in the said Court of Chancery in Ireland, shall be deemed good Service.

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Mercurii, decimum sextum (fn. 1) diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 16o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Powis.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Piracies by Privateers, to prevent, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Twenty-ninth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for the Encouragement of Seamen, and the more speedy and effectual manning His Majesty's Navy; and for the better preventing of Piracies and Robberies by the Crews of Private Ships of War;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Chippenham Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue and amend Two Acts, One made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, and the other in the Seventeenth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing certain Roads leading from Chippenham, and for repairing several Roads leading from Chippenham Bridge; and to repeal so much of an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of His present Majesty, as relates to the Road between the said Bridge and Lower Stanton in the County of Wilts:"

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. Montague and Mr. Lane:

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

Bolton Common, Bill.

The Lord Hay reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing certain Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish or Township of Bolton upon Dearne, in the County of York," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Barnsley Common, &c. Road, Bill.

The Lord Hay also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repair ing and widening the Road leading from the East Side of Barnsley Common, in the County of York, to the Middle of Grange Moor, and from thence to White Cross; and also the Road from the Guide Post in Barugh to a Rivulet called Barugh Brook, and from thence, for Two Hundred Yards over and beyond the same Rivulet or Brook, into the Township of Cawthorne, 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."

Mc Culloch against Mc Culloch:

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Edward Mc Culloch of Auchinguill; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 27th of February 1759; and praying, "That the same might be reversed or varied, or such other Relief given the Appellant in the Premises as to this House should seem (fn. 2) meet:" As also upon the Answer of Janet Mc Culloch put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutor reversed.

It is Ordered, and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutor complained of in the said Appeal be, and the same is hereby, reversed; and that the Bill of Advocation be absolutely refused.

Piracies by Privateers, to prevent, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Twentyninth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for the Encouragement of Seamen, and the more speedy and effectual manning His Majesty's Navy; and for the better Prevention of Piracies and Robberies by the Crews of Private Ships of War."

Duties on Plate Licenses, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, for repealing the Duty granted by an Act made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty on Silver Plate, and for granting a Duty on Licenses to be taken out by all Persons dealing in Gold or Silver Plate; by permitting the Sale of Gold or Silver Plate in small Quantities without License; and by granting a Duty instead of the Duty now payable upon Licenses to be taken out by certain Dealers in Gold or Silver Plate, and also a Duty upon Licenses to be taken out by Pawnbrokers dealing in Gold or Silver Plate, and Refiners of Gold or Silver."

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

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

Annuities of 1757, to add to Consolidated Annuities, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for adding certain Annuities, granted in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-seven, to the Joint Stock of the Three per Cent. Annuities, consolidated by the Acts of the Twenty-fifth, Twentyeighth, and Twenty-ninth Years of His present Majesty's Reign; and for carrying the several Duties therein mentioned to the Sinking Fund; and for charging the Annuities on Single Lives, granted in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fiftyseven, on the Produce of the said Fund."

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.

L. Onslow's Bill: Motion to shorten the Time of meeting of the Committee.

The House being moved, "That the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, might be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making a Partition and Division of certain Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Surrey, agreed to be purchased by Thomas late Lord Onslow; and for settling and limiting the same, for the Benefit of the several Persons claiming under his Marriage Settlement and Will, respectively; and also for selling and disposing of Timber, growing on the Estate devised by his Will, for the Purposes therein mentioned," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session:"

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

Continuing Laws, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws therein mentioned, relating to the allowing a Drawback of the Duties upon the Exportation of Copper Bars imported; to the En couragement of the Silk Manufactures; and for taking off several Duties on Merchandize exported, and reducing other Duties; to the Premium upon Masts, Yards, and Bowsprits, Tar, Pitch, and Turpentine; to the encouraging the Growth of Coffee in His Majesty's Plantations in America; to the securing the Duties upon Foreign made Sail Cloth, and charging Foreign-made Sails with a Duty; and for enlarging the Time for Payment of the Duties omitted to be paid on the Indentures and Contracts of Clerks, Apprentices, and Servants; and also for making Affidavits of the Execution of Articles or Contracts of Clerks to Attornies or Solicitors, and filing thereof."

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, decimum septimum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 17o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hardwicke.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.

PRAYERS.

Bolton Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish or Township of Bolton upon Dearne, in the County of York."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Barnsley Common, &c. Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from the East Side of Barnsley Common, in the County of York, to the Middle of Grange Moor, and from thence to White Cross; and also the Road from the Guide Post in Barugh to a Rivulet called Barugh Brook, and from thence, for Two Hundred Yards over and beyond the same Rivulet or Brook, into the Township of Cowthorne, in the said County."

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. Holford and Mr. Harris:

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

Piracies by Privateers, to prevent, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Twentyninth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for the Encouragement of Seamen, and the more speedy and effectual manning His Majesty's Navy; and for the better Prevention of Piracies and Robberies by the Crews of Private Ships of War."

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, To-morrow.

Causes removed.

Ordered, That the Cause which stands appointed for To-morrow be put off till Monday next; and the other Cause be removed to Wednesday.

Relief of Debtors, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Relief of Debtors, with respect to the Imprisoment of their Persons; and to oblige Debtors, who shall continue in Execution in Prison beyond a certain Time, and for Sums not exceeding what are mentioned in the Act, to make Discovery of, and deliver upon Oath, their Estates, for their Creditors Benefit."

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.

Message from H. C. to return Reddall's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing an Exchange, agreed to be made between the most Noble John Duke of Bedford and Ambrose Reddall Gentleman, Judy his Wife, and Elizabeth their only Child;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

To prevent Persons gaining a Settlement by paying the Land Tax.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent Tenants or Occupiers from acquiring a Settlement in any Place by being there rated, and paying the Money by any Land Tax Assessment charged," be read a Second Time on this Day Two Months.

Message from H. C. to return Sir E. Blackett's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for carrying into Execution the Articles made on the Marriage of Sir Edward Blackett Baronet with Dame Ann his Wife, by a Settlement to be made with and under certain Variations and Provisions more beneficial for the Issue of the said Marriage;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

L. Onslow's Bill: Committee shortened.

The Order of the Day was read, for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making a Partition and Division of certain Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Surry, agreed to be purchased by Thomas late Lord Onslow; and for settling and limiting the same, for the Benefit of the several Persons claiming under his Marriage Settlement and Will, respectively; and also for selling and disposing of Timber growing on the Estate devised by his Will, for the Purposes therein mentioned," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be so far dispensed with, in this Case, as that the Committee may meet, to consider the said Bill, on Monday next.

Measurement of Coals, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing, amending, explaining, and making more effectual, an Act made in the Nineteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act more effectually to prevent the Frauds and Abuses committed in the Admeasurement of Coals, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and that Part of the Dutchy of Lancaster adjoining thereto, and the several Parishes of Saint Giles in the Fields, Saint Mary le Bon, and such Part of the Parish of Saint Andrew Holborn as lies in the County of Middlesex."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Duties on Plate Licenses, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, for repealing the Duty granted by an Act made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty on Silver Plate, and for granting a Duty on Licenses to be taken out by all Persons dealing in Gold or Silver Plate, by permitting the Sale of Gold or Silver Plate in small Quantities without License, and by granting a Duty instead of the Duty now payable upon Licenses to be taken out by certain Dealers in Gold or Silver Plate, and also a Duty upon Licenses to be taken out by Pawnbrokers dealing in Gold or Silver Plate, and Refiners of Gold or Silver."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Annuities of 1757, to add to Consolidated Annuities, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for adding certain Annuities, granted in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-seven, to the Joint Stock of Three per Cent. Annuities, consolidated by the Acts of the Twenty-fifth, Twenty-eighth, and Twenty-ninth Years of His present Majesty's Reign; and for carrying the several Duties therein mentioned to the Sinking Fund; and for charging the Annuities on Single Lives, granted in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-seven, on the Produce of the said Fund."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Marchmont 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 to continue several Laws therein mentioned, relating to the allowing a Drawback of the Duties upon the Exportation of Copper Bars imported; to the Encouragement of the Silk Manufactures, and for taking off several Duties on Merchandize exported, and reducing other Duties; to the Premium upon Masts, Yards, and Bowsprits, Tar, Pitch, and Turpentine; to the encouraging the Growth of Coffee in His Majesty's Plantations in America; to the securing the Duties upon Foreignmade Sail Cloth, and charging Foreign-made Sails with a Duty; and for enlarging the Time for Payment of the Duties omitted to be paid on the Indentures and Contracts of Clerks, Apprentices, or Servants; and also for making Affidavits of the Execution of Articles or Contracts of Clerks to Attornies or Solicitors, and filing thereof."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Marchmont 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 octavum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 18o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Fortescue.

PRAYERS.

Annuities 1757, to add to Consolidated Annuities, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for adding certain Annuities, granted in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-seven, to the Joint Stock of Three per Centum Annuities, consolidated by the Acts of the Twenty-fifth, Twentyeighth, and Twenty-ninth, Years of His present Majesty's Reign; and for carrying the several Duties therein mentioned to the Sinking Fund; and for charging the Annuities on Single Lives, granted in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fiftyseven, on the Produce of the said Fund."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Duties on Plate Licenses, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, for repealing the Duty granted by an Act made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty on Silver Plate, and for granting a Duty on Licenses to be taken out by all Persons dealing in Gold or Silver Plate, by permitting the Sale of Gold or Silver Plate in Small Quantities without License, and by granting a Duty instead of the Duty now payable upon Licenses to be taken out by certain Dealers in Gold or Silver Plate, and also a Duty upon Licenses to be taken out by Pawnbrokers dealing in Gold or Silver Plate, and Refiners of Gold or Silver."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Continuing Laws, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws therein mentioned, relating to the allowing a Drawback of the Duties upon the Exportation of Copper Bars imported; to the Encouragement of the Silk Manufactures, and for taking off several Duties on Merchandize exported, and reducing other Duties to the Premium upon Masts, Yards, and Bowsprits, Tar, Pitch, and Turpentine; to the encouraging the Growth of Coffee in His Majesty's Plantations in America; to the securing the Duties upon Foreign-made Sail Cloth, and charging Foreign-made Sails with a Duty; and for enlarging the Time for Payment of the Duties omitted to be paid on the Indentures and Contracts of Clerks, Apprentices, or Servants, and also for making Affidavits of the Execution of Articles or Contracts of Clerks to Attornies or Solicitors, and filing thereof."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Measurement of Coals, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing, amending, explaining, and making more effectual, an Act made in the Nineteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act more effectually to prevent the Frauds and Abuses committed in the Admeasurement of Coals, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and that Part of the Dutchy of Lancaster adjoining thereto, and the several Parishes of Saint Giles in the Fields, Saint Mary le Bon, and such Part of the Parish of Saint Andrew Holbourn as lies in the County of Middlesex."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Message from thence, to return Bishop's Waltham Common, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. (fn. 3) Thistlethwayte and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Arable Fields and a Down, in the Manor of Bishop's Waltham, in the County of Southampton;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Piracies by Privateers, to prevent, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Twenty-ninth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for the Encouragement of Seamen, and the more speedy and effectual manning His Majesty's Navy; and for the better Prevention of Piracies and Robberies by the Crews of Private Ships of War."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Marchmont reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, 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; and to amend and render more effectual an Act of last Session of Parliament, for applying a Sum of Money towards fortifying the said Harbour."

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.

Bishop of Chichester to preach the 29th Instant.

Ordered, That the Lord Bishop of Chichester be, and he is hereby, desired to preach before this House, in the Abbey Church, Westminster, on Tuesday the 29th Day of this Instant May.

To prevent the Steaing of Dogs, Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual preventing the Stealing of Dogs," be read a Second Time on this Day Two Months.

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

1 Deest in Originali.
2 Bis in Originali.
3 Origin. Thisthethwayte.