House of Lords Journal Volume 29
June 1759

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June 1759

DIE Veneris, 1o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Aid of One Million, and appropriating the Supplies, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty to raise the Sum of One Million, 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.

The said Bill was read the First and Second Times.

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.

King's Message, Address, and Answer, to be printed.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Sabbati, 2o Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Gower.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Guilford.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Aid of One Million, and appropriating the Supplies, 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 One Million, 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 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."

Then the said Bill was read the Third Time.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Bills passed by Commission.

The Lord Keeper acquainted the House, "That His Majesty had been pleased to cause a Commission to be issued, under the Great Seal, for declaring His Royal Assent to the several Acts agreed upon by both Houses."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure; to robe.

The House was resumed.

Then Three of the Lords Commissioners, being in their Robes, and 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 Earl Gower on his Left; commanded the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "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 present here this Day in His Royal Person, has been pleased to cause a Commission to be issued under the Great Seal, and thereby given His Royal Assent to the several Acts which have been agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament, the Titles whereof are particularly set forth. His Majesty hath also, by the said Commission, authorized and commanded the same Commissioners, who are appointed by former Letters Patent to hold this Parliament, to declare and notify, in His Majesty's Absence, His Royal Assent to the said Acts, in this House, in the Presence of you the Lords and Commons assembled for that Purpose: Which Commission you will now hear read."

Then the Commission was read, by the Clerk, as follows:

"GEORGE R.

"George the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; to Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our Trusty and Well-beloved the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Boroughs, of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting. Whereas We have seen, and perfectly understood, divers and sundry Acts, agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and the Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue; (that is to say,) An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Sums of Money out of the Sinking Fund; and for applying certain Monies remaining in the Exchequer, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-nine; and for Relief of Samuel Taylor, with respect to a Bond entered into by him for securing the Duties on Tobacco imported:" "An Act for enabling His Majesty to raise the Sum of One Million, for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament:" "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 Resiners of Gold or Silver:" "An Act for augmenting the Salaries of the Puisne Judges in the Court of King's Bench, the Judges in the Court of Common Pleas, the Barons of the Coif in the Court of Exchequer at Westminster, the Judges in the Courts of Session and Exchequer in Scotland, and Justices of Chester, and the Great Sessions for the Counties in Wales:" "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:" "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 Foreignmade Sails with a Duty; and for enlarging the Time for Payment of the Duties omitted to be paid on the Indencures 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:" "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, 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, so far as the same relates to the Rates and Duties on Offices and Pensions:" "An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the Thirtieth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for granting to His Majesty several Rates and Duties upon Indentures, Leases, Bonds, and other Deeds, and upon News Papers, Advertisements, and Almanacks, and upon Licenses for retailing Wines, and other Purposes in the said Act mentioned, so far as the same relates to some Provisions, with regard to Licenses for retailing of Wine; and to preserve the Privileges of the Two Universities, in that Part of Great Britain called England, with respect to Licenses for retailing Wine:" "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:" "An Act for applying Money granted in this Session of Parliament, towards defraying the Charge of Pay and Cloathing for the Militia, from the Thirty-first Day of December One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-eight, to the Twenty-fifth Day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty:" "An Act for enforcing the Execution of the Laws relating to the Militia; and for removing certain Difficulties, and preventing Inconveniencies, attending, or which may attend, the same:" "An Act for making Compensation to the Proprietors of such Lands and Hereditaments as have been purchased for the better securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships, and Stores, at Chatham, Portsmouth, and Plymouth; and for better fortifying the Town of Portsmouth, and Citadel of Plymouth, in Pursuance of an Act of the last Session of Parliament; 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; 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:" "An Act for the better preventing the Importation of the Woollen Manufactures of France into any of the Ports in The Levant Sea, by or on the Behalf of any of His Majesty's Subjects; and for the more effectual preventing the illegal Importation of Raw Silk and Mohair Yarn into this Kingdom:" "An Act for the more effectual preventing the fraudulent Importation of Cambricks and French Lawns:" "An Act for further regulating the Power of taking Samples of foreign Spirituous Liquors by the Officers of Excise; and also for empowering the Traders to take such Samples before the Duties are charged:" "An Act for obviating a Doubt with respect to the summoning of Persons for Offences committed against, or Forfeitures incurred by, the Laws of Excise:" "An Act to continue so much of an Act made in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the further Punishment of Persons going armed or disguised, in Defiance of the Laws of Customs or Excise, and to the Relief of the Officers of the Customs in Informations upon Seizures; and to appropriate certain Penalties, mentioned in an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, 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 for 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:" "An Act to continue, amend, explain, and render more effectual, an Act, made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for the better Regulation of Lastage and Ballastage in the River Thames; and to prevent putting of Rubbish, Ashes, Dirt, or Soil, into the said River, and in the Streets, Passages, and Kennels, in London, and in the Suburbs thereof in Middlesex and in Westminster, and such Part of the Dutchy of Lancaster as is in Middlesex; and for allowing a certain Quantity of Dung, Compost, Earth, or Soil, to be Yearly shipped as Ballast, from the Lay stalls in London, on Board any Collier or Coasting Vessel:" "An Act for the more regular and easy collecting, accompting for, and paying of, Post Fines, which shall be due to the Crown, or to Grantees thereof under the Crown; and for the Ease of Sheriffs in respect to the same:" "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:" "An Act for the better Preservation of the Turnpike Roads in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland:" "An Act for improving the Navigation of the River Clyde to the City of Glasgow; and for building a Bridge cross the said River, from the said City to the Village of Gorbells:" "An Act for making and completing the Navigation of the River Wear, from and including South Biddick or Biddickford in the County of Durham, to the City of Durham; and for repealing so much of an Act, made in the Twentieth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for the better Preservation and Improvement of the River Wear, and Port and Haven of Sunderland, in the County of Durham," as relates to making the said River navigable between the said Two Places called South Biddick or Biddickford and New Bridge, in the County of Durham:" "An Act for continuing, amending, and rendering more effectual, so much of an Act, made in the Twentieth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for the better Preservation and Improvement of the River Wear, and Port and Haven of Sunderland, in the County of Durham," as relates to the Port and Haven of Sunderland, and the River Wear between South Biddick or Biddickford and the said Port and Haven:" "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, An Act for erecting a Workhouse in the Town and Borough of Plymouth, in the County of Devon: and for setting the Poor on Work, and maintaining them there; and for obliging the Mayor and Commonalty of Plymouth to contribute towards the County Rates of Devon; and for applying, for Relief of the Poor in the said Workhouse, certain Surplus-monies which have formerly arisen by the Assessments for raising the Land Tax in the said Town:" "An Act for discharging the Inhabitants of the Town of Manchester, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, from the Custom of grinding their Corn and Grain, except Malt, at certain Water Corn-mills in the said Town called The School Mills; and for making a proper Recompense to the Feoffees of such Mills:" "An Act for establishing, regulating, and maintaining, a Nightly Watch, and for enlightening the Open Places and Streets, within the Town of Guildford, in the County of Surrey:" "An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Scots Pint of Ale, Porter, and Beer, which shall be brewed for Sale, brought into, tapped, or sold, within the Town of Kelso, in the Shire of Roxburgh, for finishing a Bridge cross the River Tweed; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:" "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the Town of Mold to the Town of Denbigh, and from thence to Taly-Cafn and Conway, and from the Town of Wrexham to the Towns of Ruthin, Denbigh, and the Town and Port of Ruthland, in the Counties of Denbigh, Flint, and Carnarvon:" "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from a Place called Littlegate at the Top of Leadenham Hill in the County of Lincoln, to the West End of Barnby Gate in Newark upon Trent, and from the Guide Post at the Division of Kelham and Muskham Lanes to Mansfield, and from Southwell to Oxton in the County of Nottingham:" "An Act for repairing and widening the High Road from Wetherby to Grassington, in the County of York:" "An Act for repairing the Road from the South End of the South Street, in the Parish of South Malling near the Town of Lewes, to Glynd Bridge, and from thence, through Firle Street under the Hill, to Longbridge in the Parish of Alfriston, in the County of Sussex:" "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Modbury, through the Town of Plympton, to the North End of Lincotta Lane in the County of Devon:" "An Act for amending and widening the Roads leading from Stretford's Bridge in the County of Hereford, to The New Inn in the Parish of Winstanstow in the County of Salop, and also the Road from Blue Mantle Hall near Mortinner's Cross to Aymstrey in the said County of Hereford; and for repealing so much of an Act made in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the Road from Mortimer's Cross to Aymstrey Bridge:" "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Derby to the Town of Newcastle under Lyne, in the County of Stafford:" "An Act for repairing, amending, and widening, the Roads from the South West End of Nether Bridge in the County of Westmorland, by Sizerghfellside, to Leven's Bridge, and from thence, through the Town of Millthrop, to Dixes, and from the Town of Millthrop aforesaid to Hangbridge, and from thence to join the Heron Syke Turnpike Road at the Guide Post near Clawthrop Hall, in the County aforesaid:" "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:" "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 of Brook, into the Township of Cawthorne in the said County:" "An Act for vesting divers Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Bucks, Northampton, Salop, and Stafford, devised by the Will of Evelyn late Duke of Kingsion, in the present Duke of Kingston, in Fee Simple; and for settling other Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Nottingham, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the like Uses:" "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:" "An Act for vesting Part of the Estates entailed by the Will of the most Noble Charles Nocl Duke of Beaufort, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for purchasing other Estates, to be settled to the like Uses; and for empowering the Guardian and Trustees named in the said Will to make Leases of the said Duke's Estates, in the Counties of Gloucester, Wilts, Hants, Devon, Dorset, Glamorgan, and Brecon, during the Minority of his Children:" "An Act for settling the Real and Leasehold Estates of the most Honourable Margaret Brydges, (commonly called Marchioness of Carnarvan, Wife of the most Honourable James Brydges Esquire, commonly called Marquis of Carnarvan, and late Margaret Nicoll Spinster, an Infant,) for the Benefit of the said Marquis and Marchioness, and their Issue; and for applying Part of the Personal Estate of the said Marchioness for the Purposes therein mentioned:" "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:" "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:" "An Act for raising Money, out of the Personal Estate of the late Dutchess of Buckinghamshire and Normanby, deceased, to renew a Lease of certain Manors and Estates in the County of York, in the Manner and for the Purposes therein mentioned:" "An Act to enable William Walley and others to sell and convey Three undivided Fourth Parts of a Messuage or Farm, and several Pieces or Parcels of Land and Hereditaments, lying in or near the Parish of Hayes, in the County of Kent, unto the Right Honourable William Pitt, in Fee Simple; and for investing the Purchasemoney in other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses and Estates as the said Three undivided Fourth Parts are now subject to; and to enable the Trustees named in the Will of William Cleaver the Elder, deceased, to convey certain Pieces or Parcels of Land, in the Parish of Hayes aforesaid, Part of the Estate devised by the Will and Codicil of the said William Cleaver, unto the said William Pitt, in Fee Simple, in Exchange for Part of the said firstmentioned Lands:" "An Act to repeal an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act to enable Charles Bagot, now called Charles Chester, and his Sons, to take the Surname of Chester; and for carrying an Agreement therein mentioned into Execution; and for explaining and altering that Agreement, and giving better Directions for carrying the same so explained and altered into Execution:" "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 to the Issue of the said Marriage:" "An Act to empower the Honourable Edward Bouverie and William Bouverie, respectively, to make Leases of Chester's Key and Brewer's Key, and other Tenements and Buildings in the City of London, devised by the Wills of Bartholomew Clarke and Hitch Younge Esquires, deceased:" "An Act to empower certain Persons to enfranchise several Customary Lands and Hereditaments, Parcel of the several Manors of Nicol Forest, Solport, and Bewcastle, in the County of Cumberland, late the Estates of the Honourable Catherine Widdrington Widow, deceased, directed to be settled to certain Uses by the Will and Codicil of the said Catherine Widdrington; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:" "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:" "An Act to exchange Lands, between Samuel Wegg Esquire and the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of Saint Paul in the City of London:" "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:" "An Act for vesting the Manor of Duxford, and divers Lands and Hereditaments in the County of Cambridge, Part of the settled Estate of James Barry Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife, in Trustees, to be conveyed to Richard Crop Esquire, pursuant to Articles; and for settling other Estates, in the County of York, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the Uses of their Marriage Articles:" "An Act for Sale of the Inheritance of Part of the settled Estate of John Caryll Esquire in the County of Sussex, to discharge Encumbrances affecting the same:" "An Act to empower William Warburton Esquire to make Leases of Part of his settled Estate in Malvern Chace, for Ninety-nine Years, in order for the cultivating and improving of the same:" "An Act for Sale of Part of the settled Estates of Thomas Buckley Esquire, in the County of Lancaster, for discharging an Encumbrance affecting the same prior to his Marriage Settlement:" "An Act for giving further Time to Trustees therein named, to execute certain Trusts vested in them in and by an Act of Parliament, made in the Sixteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for vesting the Remainder in Fee of several Lands in Ireland in Trustees, in order to sell the same to Protestant Purchasers:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Meadows, and Commons, within the Lordship and Liberty of Loughborough, in the County of Leicester:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields called Little Barrington Common Fields, and a Common or Waste called The Downs, within the Manor of Little Barrington, in the County of Gloucester:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields of Hoton, in the County of Leicester, and all the Lands and Grounds within the same Fields:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Open Meadows, and Common Pasture Grounds, in the Parish of Sileby, in the County of Leicester:" "An Act for enclosing and dividing the Common Fields and Common Grounds of and in the Manor and Parish of Harmston, in the County of Lincoln:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Common and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Everton, in the County of Nottingham:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields of Breedon, Tonge, and Wilson, in the Manor of Breedon and County of Leicester, and certain Commonable and Waste Grounds within the respective Liberties thereof:" "An Act for enclosing and dividing the Common Fields in the Manor of East Cotham, in the County of York; and extinguishing the Right of Warren of the Lord of the said Manor in Part of a Tract of Ground called The Sea Batts, or Coney Warren, in East Cotham aforesaid:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields and Meadows, Common Pasture, and Waste Grounds, in the Manor of Thistleton, in the County of Rutland:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Slapton, in the County of Northampton:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields of Oadby, in the County of Leicester, and all the Lands and Grounds within the same Fields:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open, Common, and Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Burstall, in the Parish of Belgrave, in the County of Leicester::" "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields and Commonable Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Coleby, in the County of Lincoln:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields of Desford, in the County of Leicester, and the Lands and Grounds therein; and also such Lands in the Lordship of Peckleton, in the said County, as lie open to the said Fields:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and Common Grounds, in the Manor or Lordship of Barton, otherwise Barton in Fabis, in the several Parishes of Barton and Clifton, in the County of Nottingham:" "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:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open, Arable Fields, in the Manor of Bishop's Waltham, in the County of Southampton:" "An Act to enable Arthur Hill Esquire, and Arthur his Son, and their Issue Male, to take the Name and Arms of Trevor:" "An Act to enable Robert Dobyns Esquire, now called Robert Yate, and his First and other Sons and their Heirs Male, to take and use the Surname of Yate, in Pursuance of the Will of Walter Yate Esquire, deceased:" "An Act for naturalizing John Christian Suhring and John Henry Suhring:" 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 in Parliament assembled 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 said 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 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, 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 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. And whereas, by Our Letters Patent, bearing Date at Westminster, the Twenty-first Day of November last past, We did give and grant unto the same Our most Dear Son, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Keeper of Our Great Seal of Great Britain, President of Our Council, Keeper of Our Privy Seal, Steward of Our Household, Chamberlain of Our Household, Duke of Bedford, Duke of Argyll, Duke of Newcastle, Duke of Dorset, Earl of Holdernesse, Earl of Rochford, Earl of Halifax, Earl Gower, Earl of Hardwicke, Lord Anson, and Lord Mansfield, and any Three or more of them, full Power, in Our Name, to hold Our said Parliament, and to open and declare, and cause to be opened and declared, the Causes of holding the same; and to proceed upon the said Affairs in Our said Parliament, and in all Matters arising therein, and to do every Thing which for Us and by Us, for the good Government of Our said Kingdom of Great Britain, and of other Our Dominions belonging to Our said Kingdom, should be therein to be done; and also, if necessary, to continue, adjourn, and prorogue, Our said Parliament; We do hereby further declare, That Our said Letters Patent, and every Clause, Matter, and Thing, therein contained, are, and shall be, in as full Force and Strength (these Our Letters Patent or any Thing herein notwithstanding) as if these Presents had not been had or made. And Our Will and Pleasure is, and We do ordain and constitute, that the same Our most Dear Son, the said Archbishop of Canterbury, Keeper of Our Great Seal of Great Britain, President of Our Council, Keeper of Our Privy Seal, Steward of Our Household, Chamberlain of Our Household, Duke of Bedford, Duke of Argyll, Duke of Newcastle, Duke of Dorset, Earl of Holdernesse, Earl of Rochford, Earl of Halifax, Earl Gower, Earl of Hardwicke, Lord Anson, and Lord Mansfield, and any Three or more of them, shall put in Execution all the Powers and Authorities in the said Letters Patent mentioned and expressed, that yet remain to be done and executed. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

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

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

"Yorke and Yorke."

Then the Lord Keeper said,

"In Obedience to His Majesty's Commands, and by virtue of both the Commissions already mentioned to you (one whereof 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 last mentioned Commission described; 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 Deputy 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; and for applying certain Monies remaining in the Exchequer, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-nine; and for Relief of SamuelTaylor, with respect to a Bond entered into by him for securing the Duties on Tobacco imported."

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

"3. 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."

"4. An Act for augmenting the Salaries of the Puisne Judges in the Court of King's Bench, the Judges in the Court of Common Pleas, the Barons of the Coif in the Court of Exchequer at Westminster, the Judges in the Courts of Session and Exchequer in Scotland, and Justices of Chester and the Great Sessions for the Counties in Wales."

"5. An Act for adding certain Annuities, granted in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fiftyseven, to the Joint Stock of Three per Centum 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 Fiftyseven, on the Produce of the said Fund."

"6. 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 of 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."

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, & ainsi le veult."

"7. An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, 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," so far as the same relates to the Rates and Duties on Offices and Pensions."

"8. An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the Thirtieth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for granting to His Majesty several Rates and Duties upon Indentures, Leases, Bonds, and other Deeds; and upon News Papers, Advertisments, and Almanacks; and upon Licenses for retailing Wine, and other Purposes in the said Act mentioned, so far as the same relates to some Provisions with regard to Licenses for retailing Wine, and to preserve the Privileges of the Two Universities in that Part of Great Britain called England, with respect to Licenses for retailing Wine."

"9. 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."

"10. An Act for applying Money granted in this Session of Parliament, towards desraying the Charge of Pay and Cloathing for the Militia, from the Thirtyfirst Day of December One Thousand (fn. 1) Seven Hundred and Fifty eight, to the Twenty-fifth Day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty."

"11. An Act for ensorcing the Execution of the Laws relating to the Militia; and for removing certain Difficulties, and preventing Inconveniencies, attending, or which may attend, the same."

"12. An Act for making Compensation to the Proprietors of such Lands and Hereditaments as have been purchased for the better securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships, and Stores, at Chatham, Portsmouth, and Plymouth; and for better fortifying the Town of Portsmouth and Citadel of Plymouth, in Pursuance of an Act of the last Session of Parliament, 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; and to amend and render more effectual an Act of the last Session of Parliament, for applying a Sum of Money towards fortifying the said Harbour."

"14. An Act for the better preventing the Importation of the Woollen Manufactures of France into any of the Ports in The Levant Sea, by or on the Behalf of any of His Majesty's Subjects; and for the more effectual preventing the illegal Importation of Raw Silk and Mohair Yarn into this Kingdom."

"15. An Act for the more effectual preventing the fraudulent Importation of Cambricks and French Lawns."

"16. An Act for further regulating the Power of taking Samples of Foreign Spirituous Liquors by the Officers of Excise; and also for empowering the Traders to take such Samples before the Duties are charged."

"17. An Act for obviating a Doubt, with respect to the summoning of Persons for Offences committed against, or Forfeitures incurred by, the Laws of Excise."

"18. An Act to continue so much of an Act, made in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the further Punishment of Persons going armed or disguised, in Defiance of the Laws of Customs or Excise; and to the Relief of the Officers of the Customs, in Informations upon Seizures; and to appropriate certain Penalties mentioned in an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, 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."

"19. An Act for 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."

"20. An Act to continue, amend, explain, and render more effectual, an Act made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for the better Regulation of Lastage and Ballastage in the River Thames; and to prevent putting of Rubbish, Ashes, Dirt, or Soil, into the said River, and in the Streets, Passages, and Kennels, in London, and in the Suburbs thereof in Middlesex and in Westminster, and such Part of the Dutchy of Lancaster as is in Middlesex; and for allowing a certain Quantity of Dung, Compost, Earth, or Soil, to be yearly shipped as Ballast, from the Lay-stalls in London, on board any Collier or Coasting Vessel."

"21. An Act for the more regular and easy collecting, accompting for, and paying of, Post Fines, which shall be due to the Crown, or to Grantees thereof under the Crown; and for the Ease of Sheriffs in respect to the same."

"22. 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."

"23. An Act for the better Preservation of the Turnpike Roads in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland."

"24. An Act for improving the Navigation of the River Clyde to the City of Glasgow; and for building a Bridge cross the said River, from the said City, to the Village of Gorbells."

"25. An Act for making and completing the Navigation of the River Wear, from and including South Biddick, or Biddickford, in the County of Durham, to the City of Durham; and for repealing so much of an Act, made in the Twentieth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for the better Preservation and Improvement of the River Wear, and Port and Haven of Sunderland in the County of Durham," as relates to making the said River navigable between the said Two Places, called South Biddick or Biddickford and New Bridge in the County of Durham."

"26. An Act for continuing, amending, and rendering more effectual, so much of an Act made in the Twentieth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for the better Preservation and Improvement of the River Wear, and Port and Haven of Sunderland, in the County of Durham," as relates to the Port and Haven of Sunderland, and the River Wear, between South Biddick or Biddickford and the said Port and Haven."

"27. An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act for erecting a Workhouse in the Town and Borough of Plymouth, in the County of Devon; and for setting the Poor on Work, and maintaining them there; and for obliging the Mayor and Commonalty of Plymouth to contribute towards the County Rates of Devon; and for applying, for the Relief of the Poor in the said Workhouse, certain Surplus Monies, which have formerly arisen by the Assessments for raising the Land Tax in the said Town."

"28. An Act for discharging the Inhabitants of the Town of Manchester, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, from the Custom of grinding their Corn and Grain, except Malt, at certain Water Corn-Mills in the said Town, called The School Mills; and for making a proper Recompense to the Feoffees of such Mills."

"29. An Act for establishing, regulating, and maintaining, a Nightly Watch, and for enlightening the open Places and Streets, within the Town of Guilford in the County of Surrey."

"30. An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Scots Pint of Ale, Porter, and Beer, which shall be brewed for Sale, brought into, tapped, or sold, within the Town of Kelso in the Shire of Roxburgh, for finishing a Bridge cross the River Tweed; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"31. An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the Town of Mold to the Town of Denbigh, and from thence to Tal-y-Cafn and Conway; and from the Town of Wrexham to the Towns of Ruthin, Denbigh, and the Town and Port of Ruthland, in the Counties of Denbigh, Flint, and Carnarvon."

"32. An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from a Place called Littlegate at the Top of Leadenham Hill in the County of Lincoln, to the West End of Barnby Gate in Newark upon Trent, and from the Guide Post at the Division of Kelham and Muskham Lanes to Mansfield, and from Southwell to Oxton in the County of Nottingham."

"33. An Act for repairing and widening the High Road from Wetherby to Grassington, in the County of York."

"34. An Act for repairing the Road from the South End of the South Street in the Parish of South Malling, near the Town of Lewes, to Glynd Bridge, and from thence, through Firle Street under the Hill, to Longbridge in the Parish of Alfriston in the County of Sussex."

"35. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Modbury, through the Town of Plympton, to the North End of Lincotta Lane in the County of Devon."

"36. An Act for amending and widening the Roads leading from Stretford's Bridge in the County of Hereford, to The New Inn in the Parish of Winstanstow, in the County of Salop; and also the Road from Blue Mantle Hall, near Mortimer's Cross, to Aymstrey in the said County of Hereford; and for repealing so much of an Act made in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the Road from Mortimer's Cross to Aymstrey Bridge."

"37. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Derby to the Town of Newcastle under Lyne, in the County of Stafford."

"38. An Act for repairing, amending, and widening, the Roads from the South West End of Nether Bridge in the County of Westmorland, by Sizerghfellside, to Leven's Bridge; and from thence, through the Town of Millthrop, to Dixes; and from the Town of Millthrop aforesaid to Hangbridge; and from thence to join the Heron Syke Turnpike Road at the Guide Post near Clawthrop Hall in the County aforesaid."

"39. 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."

"40. 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."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"41. An Act for vesting divers Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Bucks, Northampton, Salop, and Stafford, devised by the Will of Evelyn late Duke of Kingston, in the present Duke of Kingston, in Fee Simple; (fn. 2) and for settling other Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Nottingham, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the like Uses."

"42. 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."

"43. An Act for vesting Part of the Estates entailed by the Will of the most Noble Charles Noel Duke of Beaufort deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for purchasing other Estates, to be settled to the like Uses; and for empowering the Guardian and Trustees named in the said Will to make Leases of the said Duke's Estates, in the Counties of Gloucester, Wilts, Hants, Devon, Dorset, Glamorgan, and Brecon, during the Minority of his Children."

"44. An Act for settling the Real and Leasehold Estates of the most Honourable Margaret Brydges, (commonly called Marchioness of Carnarvan, Wife of the most Honourable James Brydges Esquire, commonly called Marquis of Carnarvan, and late Margaret Nicoll Spinster, an Infant), for the Benefit of the said Marquis and Marchioness and their Issue; and for applying Part of the Personal Estate of the said Marchioness for the Purposes therein mentioned."

"45. 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 Twentyone Years, or Three Lives, at the improved Rent."

"46. 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."

"47. An Act for raising Money, out of the Personal Estate of the late Dutchess of Buckinghamshire and Normanby, deceased, to renew a Lease of certain Manors and Estates, in the County of York, in the Manner, and for the Purposes, therein mentioned."

"48. An Act to enable William Walley and others to sell and convey Three undivided Fourth Parts of a Messuage or Farm, and several Pieces or Parcels of Land and Hereditaments, lying in or near the Parish of Hayes, in the County of Kent, unto the Right Honourable William Pitt, in Fee Simple; and for investing the Purchase-money in other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses and Estates as the said Three undivided Fourth Parts are now subject to; and to enable the Trustees named in the Will of William Cleaver the Elder, deceased, to convey certain Pieces or Parcels of Land, in the Parish of Hayes aforesaid, Part of the Estate devised by the Will and Codicil of the said William Cleaver, unto the said William Pitt, in Fee Simple, in Exchange for Part of the said first-mentioned Lands."

"49. An Act to repeal an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act to enable Charles Bagot, now called Charles Chester, and his Sons, to take the Surname of Chester; and for carrying an Agreement therein mentioned into Execution; and for explaining and altering that Agreement, and giving better Directions for carrying the same, so explained and altered, into Execution."

"50. 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."

"51. An Act to empower the Honourable Edward Bouverie and William Bouverie, respectively, to make Leases of Chester's Key and Brewer's Key, and other Tenements and Buildings in the City of London, devised by the Wills of Bartholomew Clarke and Hitch Younge Esquires, deceased."

"52. An Act to empower certain Persons to enfranchise several Customary Lands and Hereditaments, Parcel of the several Manors of Nicol Forest, Solport, and Bewcastle, in the County of Cumberland, late the Estates of the Honourable Catherine Widdrington Widow, deceased, directed to be settled to certain Uses by the Will and Codicil of the said Catherine Widdrington; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"53. 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."

"54. An Act to exchange Lands, between Samuel Wegg Esquire and the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of Saint Paul in the City of London."

"55. 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."

"56. An Act for vesting the Manor of Duxford, and divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Cambridge, Part of the settled Estates of James Barry Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife, in Trustees, to be conveyed to Richard Crop Esquire, pursuant to Articles; and for settling other Estates, in the County of York, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the Uses of their Marriage Articles."

"57. An Act for Sale of the Inheritance of Part of the settled Estate of John Caryll Esquire, in the County of Sussex, to discharge Encumbrances affecting the same."

"58. An Act to empower William Warburton Esquire to make Leases of Part of his settled Estate in Malvern Chace, for Ninety-nine Years, in order for the cultivating and improving of the same."

"59. An Act for Sale of Part of the settled Estates of Thomas Buckley Esquire, in the County of Lancaster, for discharging an Encumbrance affecting the same prior to his Marriage Settlement."

"60. An Act for giving further Time to Trustees, therein named, to execute certain Trusts vested in them in (fn. 3) and by an Act of Parliament made in the Sixteenth Year of the Reign of his present Majesty, intituled, An Act for vesting the Remainder in Fee of several Lands in Ireland in Trustees, in order to sell the same to Protestant Purchasers."

"61. An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Meadows, and Commons, within the Lordship and Liberty of Loughborough, in the County of Leicester."

"62. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields called Little Barrington Common Fields, and a Common or Waste called The Downs, within the Manor of Little Barrington in the County of Gloucester."

"63. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields of Hoton, in the County of Leicester, and all the Lands and Grounds within the same Fields."

"64. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Open Meadows, and Common Pasture Grounds, in the Parish of Sileby, in the County of Leicester."

"65. An Act for enclosing and dividing the Common Fields and Common Grounds of and in the Manor and Parish of Harmston, in the County of Lincoln."

"66. An Act for dividing and enclosing several Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Common and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Everton, in the County of Nottingham."

"67. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields of Breedon, Tonge, and Wilson, in the Manor of Breedon and County of Leicester, and certain Commonable and Waste Grounds within the respective Liberties thereof."

"68. An Act for enclosing and dividing the Common Fields in the Manor of East Cotham, in the County of York; and extinguishing the Right of Warren of the Lord of the said Manor in Part of a Tract of Ground called The Sea Batts, or Coney Warren, in East Cotham aforesaid."

"69. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields and Meadows, Common Pasture and Waste Grounds, in the Manor of Thistleton, in the County of Rutland."

"70. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Slapton, in the County of Northampton."

"71. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields of Oadby, in the County of Leicester, and all the Lands and Grounds within the same Fields."

"72. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open, Common, and Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Burstall, in the Parish of Belgrave, in the County of Leicester."

"73. An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields and Commonable Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Coleby, in the County of Lincoln."

"74. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields of Desford, in the County of Leicester, and the Lands and Grounds therein; and also such Lands in the Lordship of Peckleton, in the said County, as lie open to the said Fields."

"75. An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and Common Grounds, in the Manor and Lordship of Barton, otherwise Barton in Fabis, in the several Parishes of Barton and Clifton, in the County of Nottingham."

"76. 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."

"77. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Arable Fields, in the Manor of Bishop's Waltham, in the County of Southampton."

"78. An Act to enable Arthur Hill Esquire and Arthur his Son, and their Issue Male, to take the Name and Arms of Trevor."

"79. An Act to enable Robert Dobyns Esquire, now called Robert Yate, and his First and other Sons, and their Heirs Male, to take and use the Surname of Yate, in Pursuance of the Will of Walter Yate Esquire, deceased."

"80. An Act for naturalizing John Christian Suhring and John Henry Suhring."

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, delivered by Lord Keeper.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"The King has commanded us to put an End to this Session of Parliament; and at the same Time to assure you, that as your Conduct during the Course of it has highly deserved His Royal Approbation, so His Majesty now returns you His hearty Thanks for it.

"At the Opening of the Session, His Majesty exhorted you to bear up against all Difficulties, effectually to stand by and defend His Majesty, and vigorously to support the King of Prussia and the rest of His Allies.

"The King has commanded us to acquaint you, that His Hopes of surmounting those Difficulties were founded on the Wisdom, Zeal, and Affection, of so good a Parliament; and that you have fully answered His Expectations. You have considered the War in all its Parts; and, notwithstanding the long Continuance of it through the Obstinacy of our Enemies, have made such Provision for the many different Operations, as ought to convince the Powers engaged against us that it will be for their Interest, as well as for the Ease and Relief of all Europe, to come to equitable and honourable Terms of Accommodation.

"By your Assistance, the Combined Army in Germany has been completed; powerful Squadrons, as well as great Numbers of Land Forces, are employed in America, in order to maintain the just Rights and Possessions of His Majesty and His People, and to annoy the Enemy in the most sensible Manner in those Parts; and, as France is now making considerable Preparations in her Ports, His Majesty has taken Care to put His Fleet at Home in the best Condition, both of Strength and Situation, to guard against and repel any Attempts that may be meditated against His Kingdoms.

"The King's Measures have all been directed to assert the Honour of His Crown, to preserve the essential Interests of His faithful Subjects, and to support the Cause of the Protestant Religion and Publick Liberty: His Majesty therefore trusts that the Uprightness of His Intentions will draw down the Blessing of Heaven upon His Endeavours.

"We have it also in Command from His Majesty, to let you know, that He hopes the Provisions you have made to prevent and correct the Excesles of the Privateers will be effectual to that desirable End. The King has had it much at Heart; for, though His Majesty is sensible of the Utility of that Service when under proper Regulations, He is determined to do His utmost to prevent any Injuries or Hardships being done to the Subjects of Neutral Powers, as far as may be practicable and consistent with His Majesty's just Right to hinder the Trade of His Enemies from being collusively and fraudulently covered.

"Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"We are commanded to assure you, that, when His Majesty considers the large Supplies which you have so unanimously given, He feels Himself under the strongest Obligations, not only to thank you for them, but also to appland the Firmness and Vigour with which you have acted, as well as your Prudence in judging, that, notwithstanding the present Burthens, the making ample Provision for carrying on the War is the most probable Means to bring it to an honourable and happy Conclusion: No Attention will be wanting, on His Majesty's Part, for the faithful Application of what you have granted.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"His Majesty has been graciously pleased to order us to add, that He has nothing more to desire of you, but that you would carry down the same good Dispositions, and propagate them in your several Countries, which you have shewn in your Proceedings during your sitting here."

After which, the Lord Keeper said,

Parliament prorogued.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"It is His Majesty's Royal Will and Pleasure, that this Parliament be prorogued to Thursday the Twentysixth Day of July next, to be then here held: And, by virtue of His Majesty's Commission for holding this Parliament, and that now read, this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Thursday the Twentysixth Day of July next."

Footnotes

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