House of Lords Journal Volume 29
May 1760, 21-31

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 29: May 1760, 21-31', Journal of the House of Lords volume 29: 1756-1760 (1767-1830), pp. 693-704. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114488 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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May 1760, 21-31

DIE Mercurii, 21o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Henley, Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Walpole.

PRAYERS.

Qualification of Members of H. C. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enforce and render more effectual the Laws relating to the Qualification of Members to sit in the House of Commons."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Fletton Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields and Grounds in the Manor and Parish of Fletton, in the County of Huntingdon."

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.

Militia Pay and Cloathing, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for applying the Money granted in this Session of Parliament, towards defraying the Charge of Pay and Cloathing of the unembodied Militia for One Year, ending the Twenty-fifth Day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-one; and for explaining certain Parts of the Acts for the better Ordering of the Militia Forces within that Part of Great Britain called England, relating to the Money to be given to Private Militia-men upon their being ordered out into actual Service, and to the Cloaths of Private Militia-men, and to the Time of the Commencement of the Pay of the embodied Militia."

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

Ordered, That the House be now put into a Committee upon the said Bill.

Accordingly the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee thereupon.

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Militia Families Maintenance of, Bill:

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for limiting, confining, and better regulating, the Payment of the Weekly Allowances made by Act of Parliament for the Maintenance of Families unable to support themselves during the Absence of Militia-men embodied and ordered out into actual Service; and for explaining so much of an Act made in this Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters," as relates to the Militia when embodied and in actual Service; and for explaining and amending certain Parts of the Laws now in Force for the better Ordering of the Militia Forces in that Part of Great Britain called England."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Navy Debt, 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 a certain Sum of Money, towards paying off and discharging the Debt of the Navy, and towards Naval Services, for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Sinking Fund, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money, out of the Sinking Fund, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

For raising One Million, 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 certain Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Hackney Chairs and Coaches, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing certain Laws relating to the additional Number of One Hundred Hackney Chairs, and to the Powers given for regulating Hackney Coaches and Chairs."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Disarming The Highlands, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for reviving and continuing so much of an Act made in the Twenty-first Year of His present Majesty's Reign, as relates to the more effectual Trial and Punishment of High Treason and Misprision of High Treason, in The Highlands of Scotland; and also for continuing Two other Acts, one made in the Nineteenth Year, and the other made in the Twenty-first Year, of His present Majesty's Reign, so far as they relate to the more effectual disarming The Highlands of Scotland, and for securing the Peace thereof."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Message from H. C. to return the Bill for Russell to take the Name of Kempe;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable William Russell Esquire and his Issue to take and use the Surname of Kempe only, pursuant to the Will of William Kempe Esquire, deceased;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Wall's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower John Wall the Grandfather, and Mary Wall the Guardian, of Anna Maria Wall, and Infant, to execute Articles, Leases, or Grants, for giving Liberty to drive a Sough through an Estate called Cowley Estate, in the Parishes of Darley and Youlgreave in the County of Derby, descended to, and now vested in, the said Anna Maria Wall;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 22o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Henley, Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temples, C. P. S.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Suffolk & Berks.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Gower.
Comes Powis.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Sondes.

PRAYERS.

E. of Suffolk and Berks takes his Seat.

This Day Henry Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire sat first in Parliament, after the Death of his Grandfather Henry Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire; his Lordship having first, at the Table, taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

L. Wycombe introduced:

John Earl of Shelburn in the Kingdom of Ireland, being, by Letters Patent bearing Date the 20th Day of May, in the 33d Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, created Lord Wycombe Baron of Chepping Wycombe in the County of Buckingham, was this Day (in his Robes) introduced, between the Lord Cadogan and the Lord Ducie (also in their Robes); the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, the Deputy Earl Marshal, and the Lord Great Chamberlain of England, preceding.

His Lordship presented his Patent, on his Knee, to the Lord Keeper at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk; and the same was read at the Table.

His Writ of Summons was also read, as follows:

His Writ of Summons.

"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 Well-beloved John Petty of Chepping Wycombe, Chevalier, Greeting. Whereas Our Parliament, for arduous and urgent Affairs, concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, is now met at Our City of Westminster; We, strictly enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present at Our aforesaid Parliament with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice; and this you may in no wise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said King dom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Twentieth Day of May, in the Thirty-third Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke & Yorke."

Then his Lordship came to the Table; and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; and was afterwards placed on the lower End of the Barons Bench.

L. Sondes introduced:

Lewis Watson Esquire, being, by Letters Patent bearing Date the Twenty-second Day of May, in the Thirtythird Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, created Baron Sondes of Lees Court in the County of Kent, was also this Day (in this Robes) introduced, between the Lord Abergavenny and the Lord Monson (also in their Robes); the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, the Deputy Earl Marshal, and the Lord Great Chamberlain of England, preceeding.

His Lordship presented his Patent, on his Knee, to the Lord Keeper at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk; and the same was read at the Table.

His Writ of Summons was also read, as follows:

His Writ of Summons.

"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 Well-beloved Lewis Watson of Lees Court in Our County of Kent Chevalier, Greeting. Whereas Our Parliament, for arduous and urgent Affairs concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, is now met at Our City of Westminster; We, strictly enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present at Our aforesaid Parliament, with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice; and this you may in no wise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Twentysecond Day of May, in the Thirty-third Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke & Yorke."

Then his Lordship came to the Table; and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; and was afterwards placed on the lower End of the Barones Bench.

Navy Debt, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty to raise a certain Sum of Money, towards paying off and discharging the Debt of the Navy, and towards Naval Services, for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Sinking Fund, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money, out of the Sinking Fund, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Million Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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 certain Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Hackney Chairs and Coaches, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing certain Laws relating to the additional Number of One Hundred Hackney Chairs, and to the Powers given for regulating Hackney Coaches and Chairs."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Militia Pay and Cloathing, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for applying the Money granted in this Session of Parliament, towards defraying the Charge of Pay and Cloathing of the unembodied Militia for One Year, ending the Twenty-fifth Day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-One; and for explaining certain Parts of the Acts for the better Ordering of the Militia Forces within that Part of Great Britain called England, relating to the Money to be given to Private Militia-men upon their being ordered out into actual Service, and to the Cloaths of Private Militia-men, and to the Time of the Commencement of the Pay of the embodied Militia."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Militia Families, Maintenance of, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for limiting, confining, and better regulating, the Payment of the Weekly Allowances made by Act of Parliament for the Maintenance of Families unable to support themselves during the Absence of Militiamen embodied, and ordered out into actual Service; and for explaining so much of an Act made in this Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters," as relates to the Militia, when embodied and in actual Service; and for explaining and amending certain Parts of the Laws now in Force, for the better Ordering of the Militia Forces in that Part of Great Britain called England."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Disarming the Highlands, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for reviving and continuing so much of an Act made in the Twenty-first Year of His present Majesty's Reign, as relates to the more effectual Punishment of High Treason and Misprision of High Treason, in The Highlands of Scotland; and also for continuing Two other Acts, One made in the Nineteenth Year, and the other made in the Twenty-first Year, of His present Majesty's Reign, so far as they relate to the more effectual disarming The Highlands of Scotland, and for securing the Peace thereof."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

And Messages were severally ordered to be 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.

Bills passed by Commission.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, for the Lords Commissioners 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 Lord Privy Seal 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 sit to be 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 enabling His Majesty to raise a certain Sum of Money, towards paying off and discharging the Debt of the Navy, and towards Naval Services, for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty:" "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money, out of the Sinking Fund, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty:" "An Act for enabling His Majesty to raise the Sum of One Million, for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned; and for further appropriating certain Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament:" "An Act for adding certain Annuities, granted in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-nine, to the Joint Stock of Three per Centum Annuities, consolidated by the Acts of the Twenty-fifth, Twenty-eighth, Twenty-ninth, and Thirty-second Years of His present Majesty's Reign, and for carrying the several Duties therein mentioned to the Sinking Fund; and for canceling such Lottery Tickets as were made forth in Pursuance of an Act of the Thirtieth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, and were not disposed of;" "An Act for continuing certain Laws relating to the additional Number of One Hundred Hackney Chairs, and to the Powers given for regulating Hackney Coaches and Chairs:" "An Act to continue an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, An Act for the better Encouragement of the making of Sail Cloth in Great Britain;" "An Act for applying the Money granted in this Session of Parliament towards defraying the Charge of Pay and Cloathing of the unembodied Militia for One Year, ending the Twenty-fifth Day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-one; and for explaining certain Parts of the Acts for the better Ordering of the Militia Forces within that Part of Great Britain called England, relating to the Money to be given to Private Militia-men upon their being ordered out into actual Service, and to the Cloaths of Private Militia-men, and to the Time of the Commencement of the Pay of the embodied Militia:" "An Act for limiting, confining, and better regulating, the Payment of the Weekly Allowances made by Act of Parliament for the Maintenance of Families unable to support themselves during the Absence of Militia-men embodied and ordered out into actual Service; and for explaining so much of an Act made in this Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for punishing Mutiny and Defertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters," as relates to the Militia when embodied and in actual Service; and for explaining, and amending certain Parts of the Laws now in Force, for the better Ordering of the Militia Forces in that Part of Great Britain called England:" "An Act to continue several Laws therein mentioned, relating to the clandestine Running of uncustomed Goods, and preventing Frauds relating to the Customs; to prevent the clandestine Running of Goods, and the Danger of Infection thereby; to the granting Liberty to carry Rice from His Majesty's Province of Carolina, in Ame rica, directly to any Part of Europe Southward of Cape Finisterre, in Ships built and navigated according to Law; to the free Importation of Cochineal and Indico; to the prohibiting the Importation of Books re-printed Abroad, and first composed, written, and printed in Great Britain; and for allowing further Time for making Affidavits of the Execution of Articles or Contracts of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors, and filing thereof:" "An Act for reviving and continuing so much of an Act, made in the Twenty-first Year of His present Majesty's Reign, as relates to the more effectual Trial and Punishment of High Treason and Misprision of High Treason in The Highlands of Scotland; and also for continuing Two other Acts, One made in the Nineteenth Year, and the other made in the Twenty-first Year, of His present Majesty's Reign, so far as they relate to the more effectual disarming The Highlands of Scotland, and for securing the Peace thereof:" "An Act to enforce and render more effectual the Laws relating to the Qualification of Members to sit in the House of Commons:" "An Act for encouraging the Exportation of Rum and Spirits of the Growth, Produce, and Manufacture, of the British Sugar Plantations from this Kingdom, and of British Spirits made from Melasses:" "An Act to repeal so much of an Act, passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, concerning a free Marker for Fish at Westminster, as requires Fishermen to enter their Fishing Vessels at the Office of the Searcher of the Customs at Gravesend; and to regulate the Sale of Fish, at the First Hand, in the Fish Markets in London and Westminster; and to prevent Salesmen of Fish buying Fish to sell again on their own Account; and to allow Bret and Turbot, Brill and Pearl, although under the respective Dimensions mentioned in a former Act, to be imported and sold; and to punish Persons who shall take or sell any Spawn, Brood, or Fry of Fish, unsizeable Fish, or Fish out of Season, or Smelts under the Size of Five Inches; and for other Purposes:" "An Act for allowing further Time for Enrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists; and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers:" "An Act to indemnify Persons who have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace, Deputy Lieutenants, Officers of Militia, and others, who have omitted to register, or to deliver in, their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law; and for giving further Time for those Purposes:" "An Act for the more effectual securing the Payment of such Prize and Bounty Monies as were appropriated to the Use of Greenwich Hospital by an Act made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for the Encouragement of Seamen, and the more speedy and effectual Manning His Majesty's Navy:" "An Act for enlarging the Times for the First Meetings of Commissioners or Trustees for putting in Execution certain Acts of this Session of Parliament:" "An Act for rendering the Exportation of Culm from the Harbour of Milford, in the County of Pembroke, and the Limits thereof, to the neighbouring Counties, more easy to the Proprietors and Purchasers of the same; and for better securing the Duties payable thereon:" "An Act for widening certain Streets, Lanes, and Passages, within the City of London and Liberties thereof; and for opening certain new Streets and Ways within the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:" "An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds, in the Isle of Ely and Counties of Suffolk and Norfolk, between Mildenhall River South, Plant Load and Brandon River North, bounded on the West by the River Ouse, and on the East by Winter Load, Earswell Brook, and the Hard Lands of Mildenhall; and for empowering the Governor, Bailiffs, and Commonalty, of the Company of Conservators of The Great Level of the Fens, commonly called Bedford Level, to sell certain Fen Lands, lying within the Limits aforesaid, commonly called Invested Lands:" "An Act for regulating the Proceedings in Personal Actions in the respective Courts Baron of the Hundred of High Peak and Manor of Castleton; in the County of Derby:" "An Act for rebuilding, widening, and enlarging, the Bridge over the River Avon in the City of Bristol, and erecting a temporary Bridge adjoining; and for widening the Streets, Lanes, Ways, and Passages, leading thereto; and for building another Bridge over some other Part of the said River within the said City, if necessary; and for opening proper Ways and Passages thereto:" "An Act for raising Money, for finishing and completing the Repair of Leeds Bridge, in the County of York; and for the purchasing and taking down the Houses and Buildings which straiten and obstruct the Passage to and over the said Bridge:" "An Act to amend an Act passed in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for making the River Weaver navigable; from Frodsham Bridge to Winsford Bridge, in the County of Chester; and for the more effectual preserving and improving the Navigation of the said River:" "An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, on every Scots Pint of Ale, Porter, or Beer, brewed for Sale, or vended, within the Town and Parish of Dalkeith:" "An Act for diverting, altering, widening, repairing, and amending, the Roads from the Town of Halifax, and from Sowerby Bridge, in the County of York, by Todmorden, to Burnley and Littleborough, in the County of Lancaster:" "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads therein mentioned, lying in the Counties of Derby, Leicester, and Warwick:" "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from the Market-house in the Town of Kidderminster, in the County of Worcester:" "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Deanburn Bridge, through Greenlaw and Part of the Jedburgh Road, by Lauder in the Shire of Berwick, to Cornhill in the County of Durham; and for building a Bridge over the Tweed, near Coldstream:" "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading to the Borough of Launceston, in the County of Cornwall:" "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the Bars at Boughton, within the Liberties of the City of Chester, to Whitchurch, and from thence to Newport in the County of Salop, to Ivetsey Bank in the County of Stafford; and from thence to Castle Bromwich and Stone Bridge in the Parish of Hampton on Arden, in the County of Warwick, and from Castle Bromwich to Birmingham in the same County:" "An Act for the amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from the Thirty-nine Mile Stone at the upper End of Stone Street in the Town of Maidstone in the County of Kent, to a certain Place called Tubb's Lake in the Parish of Cranbrooke in the said County:" "An Act for repairing the Roads from the Town of Brecon to the Parish of Brobury, and to Whitney Passage, in the County of Hereford; and for building a Bridge over the River Wye, at Bredwardine Passage, in the same County:" "An Act for amending and widening the Road from Bawtry to Sheffield, and from Sheffield to the South Side of Wortley, in the County of York, where it joins the Turnpike Road leading from Rotherham to Manchester:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open and Common Fields, Meadows, and Commons, within the Lordship or Liberty of Barrow upon Soar, in the County of Leicester:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor or Lordship of Adwicke in the Street, in the County of York:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, of and in the Manor, Hamlet, and Liberties, of West Farndon, in the Parish of Woodford, otherwise Halse Woodsord, in the County of Northampton:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Southam, in the County of Warwick:" "An Act for the dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields in the Parish of Melton Mowbray, in the County of Leicester:" "An Act for enclosing and dividing the Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Pasture Grounds, within the Parish of Folkesworth, in the County of Huntingdon:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields of Broughton Sulney, in the County of Nottingham:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields of Costock, otherwise Cortlingstock, in the County of Nottingham, and all the Lands and Grounds within the said Open Fields:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common in the Township of Ardsley and Parish of Darfield, in the West Riding of the County of York:" "An Act for enclosing and dividing the Open and Common Fields of Hinckley, in the County of Leicester:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Commons, or Wastes, and Common Meadow Grounds, within the Manor and Soke of Catton, in the County of York:" "An Act for the enclosing and dividing divers Parcels of Commons and Waste Grounds, lying and being in the several Townships of Walton on the Hill and Fazakerley, in the Parish of Walton on the Hill aforesaid, and County Palatine of Lancaster:" "An Act for enclosing and dividing the Common Fields, Common Meadows, Lammas Grounds, and other Common and Waste Lands, in the Manor and Parish of Aspley Guise, in the County of Bedford:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Coddington, in the County of Nottingham:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and Common Grounds, in the Parish of Blakesley, in the County of Northampton, exclusive of the Hamlet of Woodend in the said Parish:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Lands, in the Parish of Clifton, in the County of Nottingham:" "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Frisby upon the Wreak, in the County of Leicester:" "An Act for dividing and allotting the Common and Waste Grounds, Open Arable Fields, Meadows, and Pastures, in the Township and Parish of Misson, in the Counties of Nottingham and Lincoln, or One of them:" "[ (fn. 1) An Act] for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields and Grounds in the Manor and Parish of Fletton, in the County of Huntingdon:" "An Act for vesting the Inheritance of the Rectory and Tithes of Bedgeworth, granted by King Henry the Eighth to the late dissolved Corporation of Bergavenny, and by them leased to Jesus College in Oxford, towards maintaining a Fellow and Scholars from Bergavenny School; and for vesting other Rectories and Tithes, in the County of Monmouth, granted by the said King Henry to the said Corporation, in Trustees, for supporting the said School, and for Relief of the Poor of the said Town:" "An Act for vesting certain Estates, in Pensylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland, belonging to the Proprietors of a Partnership commonly called The Pensylvania Land Company in London, in Trustees, to be sold; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:" "An Act to empower the most Noble William Duke of Devonshire to make Leases, for any Term not exceeding Ninety-nine Years, of certain Estates, lying in the Parish of Saint James, Westminster, in the County of Middlesex, devised to him by the Will of the Right Honourable Dorothy Countess of Burlington, deceased:" "An Act to enable John Earl of Hopetoun, Curator of Law to George Vanden Bempde Marquis of Annandale his Uncle, a Lunatick, and the Curator of Law of the said Marquis for the Time being, to grant Feus of certain Lands, Houses, and others, in the County of Dumfries; and to exchange the Lands therein mentioned:" "An Act for vesting several Lands and Tenements, in the Parish of Chislehurst, in the County of Kent, given to charitable Uses for the Benefit of the said Parish, in the Right Honourable Robert Bertie Esquire, commonly called Lord Robert Bertie, and his Heirs; and for making Provision of greater Value, instead thereof, for the Benefit of the Poor of the said Parish; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:" "An Act to empower John Spencer Esquire to make Leases of the Manor of Wimbledon, and of Lands and Grounds in Wimbledon, Barnes, Mortlake, East Sheen, Putney, and Wandsworth, in the County of Surrey, given and devised by, and purchased in Pursuance of, the Will of the most Noble Sarah late Dutchess Dowager of Marlborough, respectively, in order for building upon and improving the same:" "An Act for Sale of Part of the settled Estate of Sir Mathew Fetherston Baronet, in the County of Essex; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in Lieu thereof:" "An Act to enable George Keith, late Earl Marischall, to sue or maintain any Action or Suit, notwithstanding his Attainder; and to remove any Disability in him, by reason of his said Attainder, to take or inherit any Real or Personal Estate that may or shall hereafter descend or come to him, or which he was entitled unto, in Reversion or Remainder, before his Attainder:" "An Act for vesting certain Tenements and Hereditaments, in the County of Sussex, settled by John Meres Fagge Esquire, upon the Marriage of Elizabeth his Daughter with Sir John Peachey Baronet, in Trustees, to convey the same to Sir William Peere Williams Baronet; and for settling Lands and Hereditaments in the County of Kent, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof:" "An Act for Sale of Part of the entailed Estate of the late Francis Charteris Esquire; and for purchasing of other Lands, to be settled to the same Uses:" "An Act for Sale of the Real Estate of Thomas Beynon Esquire, a Lunatick, for discharging the Encumbrances affecting the same; and for laying out the Residue of the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, for the Benefit of the said Thomas Beynon and his Heirs:" "An Act for exchanging certain Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Parishes of Beckenham and Lewisham, in the County of Kent, Part of the Estate late of Hugh Raymond Esquire, deceased, for other Lands and Hereditaments, in the said Parish of Beckenham, belonging to John Cator the Younger; and for settling the Lands so taken in Exchange to the same Uses as the Lands given in Exchange stand limited; and for enabling Jones Raymond and Peter Burrell Esquires to grant Building Leases of other Parts of the Estate late of the said Hugh Raymond:" "An Act for selling certain Manors, Capital Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Hertford, comprized in a Settlement made by William Strode Esquire, deceased; and for purchasing, with the Money arising by such Sale, other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses:" "An Act for settling the Real Estate of James Thomas Esquire, deceased, pursuant to an Agreement between his Heir at Law and Devisee for that Purpose:" "An Act to enable the Dean and Chapter of the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter at Westminster, and their Successors, to make and grant unto James Mallors a Lease or Leases of certain Pieces of Ground, Messuages, Tenements, and Hereditaments, comprized within certain Limits, for a longer Term of Years than they are at present enabled to grant:" "An Act to empower John Wall the Grandfather, and Mary Wall the Guardian, of Anna Maria Wall an Infant, to execute Articles, Leases, or Grants, for giving Liberty to drive a Sough through an Estate called Cowley Estate, in the Parishes of Darley and Youlgreave, in the County of Derby, descended to, and now vested in, the said Anna Maria Wall:" "An Act to enable William Russell Esquire and his Issue to take and use the Surname of Kempe only, pursuant to the Will of William Kempe Esquire, deceased:" 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 Robert Lord Henley, Keeper of Our Great Seal of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; and also commanding Our most Dear and Entirely-beloved Grandson George Prince of Wales, Our most Dear and Entirely-beloved Son and Faithful Counsellor William Duke of Cumberland, Our most Dear Grandson Edward Duke of York, 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 Twelfth Day of November last past, We did give and grant unto the same Our Most Dear Grandson the Prince of Wales, Our said Most Dear Son, and to 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, 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 Dominious 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 Grandson the Prince of Wales, Our said Most Dear Son, and 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 Twentysecond Day of May, in the Thirty-third 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 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 Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow:

"1. An Act for enabling His Majesty to raise a certain Sum of Money, towards paying off and discharging the Debt of the Navy, and towards Naval Services, for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty."

"2. An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money, out of the Sinking Fund, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty."

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

"4. An Act for adding certain Annuities, granted in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fiftynine, to the Joint Stock of Three per Centum Annuities, consolidated by the Acts of the Twentyfifth, Twenty-eighth, Twenty-ninth, and Thirty-second, Years of His present Majesty's Reign; and for carrying the several Duties therein mentioned to the Sinking Fund; and for cancelling such Lottery Tickets as were made forth in Pursuance of an Act of the Thirtieth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, and were not disposed of."

"5. An Act for continuing certain Laws, relating to the additional Number of One Hundred Hackney Chairs; and to the Powers given for regulating Hackney Coaches and Chairs."

"6. An Act to continue an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, An Act for the better Encouragement of the making of Sail Cloth in Great Britain."

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

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

"7. An Act for applying the Money granted in this Session of Parliament, towards defraying the Charge of Pay and Cloathing of the unembodied Militia for One Year, ending the Twenty-fifth Day of March, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-one; and for explaining certain Parts of the Acts for the better Ordering of the Militia Forces within that Part of Great Britain called England, relating to the Money to be given to Private Militia-men, upon their being ordered out into actual Service; and to the Cloaths of Private Militia-men; and to the Time of the Commencement of the Pay of the embodied Militia."

"8. An Act for limiting, consining, and better regulating, the Payment of the Weekly Allowances made by Act of Parliament for the Maintenance of Families unable to support themselves during the Absence of Militia-men embodied and ordered out into actual Service; and for explaining so much of an Act made in this Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters, as relates to the Militia when embodied, and in actual Service; and for explaining and amending certain Parts of the Laws now in Force, for the better Ordering of the Militia Forces in that Part of Great Britain called England."

"9. An Act to continue several Laws therein mentioned, relating to the clandestine Running of uncustomed Goods, and preventing Frauds relating to the Customs; to prevent the clandestine Running of Goods, and the Danger of Infection thereby; to the granting Liberty to carry Rice from His Majesty's Province of Carolina in America, directly to any Part of Europe Southward of Cape Finisterre, in Ships built and navigated according to Law; to the Free Importation of Cochineal and Indico; to the prohibiting the Importation of Books re-printed Abroad, and first composed, written, and printed, in Great Britain; and for allowing further Time for making Affidavits of the Execution of Articles or Contracts of Clerks to Attornies or Solicitors, and filing thereof."

"10. An Act for reviving and continuing so much of an Act, made in the Twenty-first Year of His present Majesty's Reign, as relates to the more effectual Trial and Punishment of High Treason and Misprision of High Treason, in The Highlands of Scotland; and also for continuing Two other Acts, one made in the Nineteenth Year, and the other made in the Twenty-first Year, of His present Majesty's Reign, so far as they relate to the more effectual disarming The Highlands of Scotland, and for securing the Peace thereof."

"11. An Act to enforce and render more effectual the Laws relating to the Qualification of Members to sit in the House of Commons."

"12. An Act for encouraging the Exportation of Rum and Spirits of the Growth, Produce, and Manufacture, of the British Sugar Plantations from this Kingdom, and of British-made Spirits made from Melasses."

"13. An Act to repeal so much of an Act passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, concerning a Free Market for Fish at Westminster, as requires Fishermen to enter their Fishing Vessels at the Office of the Searcher of the Customs at Gravesend; and to regulate the Sale of Fish at the First Hand in the Fish Markets in London and Westminster; and to prevent Salesmen of Fish buying Fish to sell again on their own Account; and to allow Bret and Turbot, Brill and Pearl, although under the respective Dimensions mentioned in a former Act, to be imported and sold; and to punish Persons who shall take or sell any Spawn, Brood, or Fry, of Fish, unsizeable Fish, or Fish out of Season, or Smelts under the Size of Five Inches; and for other Purposes."

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

"15. An Act to indemnify Persons who have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace, Deputy Lieutenants, Officers of the Militia, and others, who have omitted to register or to deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law; and for giving further Time for those Purposes."

"16. An Act for the more effectual securing the Payment of such Prize and Bounty-monies as were appropriated to the Use of Greenwich Hospital by an Act made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for the Encouragement of Seamen, and for the more speedy and effectual Manning His Majesty's Navy."

"17. An Act for enlarging the Times for the First Meetings of Commissioners, or Trustees, for putting in Execution certain Acts of this Session of Parliament."

"18. An Act for rendering the Exportation of Culm from the Harbour of Milford, in the County of Pembroke, and the Limits thereof, to the neighbouring Counties, more easy to the Proprietors and Purchasers of the same; and for better securing the Duties payable thereon."

"19. An Act for widening certain Streets, Lanes, and Passages, within the City of London and Liberties thereof; and for opening certain new Streets and Ways within the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"20. An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds in the Isle of Ely and Counties of Suffolk and Norfolk, between Mildenhall River South, Plant Load and Brandon River North, bounded on the West by the River Ouse, and on the East by Winter Load, Earswell Brooke, and the Hard Lands of Mildenhall; and for empowering the Governor, Bailiffs, and Commonlty of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level of the Fens, commonly called Bedford Level, to sell certain Fen Lands, lying within the Limits aforesaid, commonly called Invested Lands."

"21. An Act for regulating the Proceedings in Personal Actions in the respective Courts Baron of the Hundred of High Peak and Manor of Castleton, in the County of Derby."

"22. An Act for re-building, widening, and enlarging, the Bridge over the River Avon in the City of Bristol, and erecting a temporary Bridge adjoining; and for widening the Streets, Lanes, Ways, and Passages, leading thereto; and for building another Bridge over some other Part of the said River within the said City, if necessary; and for opening proper Ways and Passages thereto."

"23. An Act for raising Money for finishing and completing the Repair of Leeds Bridge, in the County of York; and for the purchasing and taking down the Houses and Buildings which straiten and obstruct the Passage to and over the said Bridge."

"24. An Act to amend an Act passed in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for making the River Weaver navigable, from Frodsham Bridge to Winsford Bridge, in the County of Chester; and for the more effectual preserving and improving the Navigation of the said River."

"25. An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, on every Scots Pint of Ale, Porter, or Beer, brewed for Sale, or vended, within the Town and Parish of Dalkeith."

"26. An Act for diverting, altering, widening, repairing, and amending, the Roads from the Town of Halifax, and from Sowerby Bridge, in the County of York, by Todmorden, to Burnley and Littleborough, in the County of Lancaster."

"27. An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads therein mentioned, lying in the Counties of Derby, Leicester, and Warwick."

"28. An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from the Market House in the Town of Kidderminster, in the County of Worcester."

"29. An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Deanburn Bridge, through Greenlaw and Part of the Jedburgh Road, by Lauder in the Shire of Berwick, to Cornhill in the County of Durham; and for building a Bridge over The Tweed, near Coldstream."

"30. An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading to the Borough of Launceston, in the County of Cornwall."

"31. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Bars at Boughton, within the Liberties of the City of Chester, to Whitchurch, and from thence to Newport in the County of Salop, to Ivetsey Bank in the County of Stafford, and from thence to Castle Bromwich and Stone Bridge in the Parish of Hampton on Arden, in the County of Warwick, and from Castle Bromwich to Birmingham in the same County."

"32. An Act for the amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from the Thirtynine Mile Stone at the Upper End of Stone Street in the Town of Maidstone in the County of Kent, to a certain Place called Tubb's Lake in the Parish of Cranbrooke in the said County."

"33. An Act for repairing the Roads from the Town of Brecon to the Parish of Brobury, and to Whitney Passage, in the County of Hereford; and for building a Bridge over the River Wye, at Bredwardine Passage in the same County."

"34. An Act for amending and widening the Road from Bawtry to Sheffield, and from Sheffield to the South Side of Wortley, in the County of York, where it joins the Turnpike Road leading from Rotherham to Manchester."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"35. An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open and Common Fields, Meadows, and Commons, within the Lordship or Liberty of Barrow upon Soar, in the County of Leicester."

"36. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor or Lordship of Adwicke in the Street, in the County of York."

"37. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, of and in the Manor, Hamlet, and Liberties, of West Farndon; in the Parish of Woodford, otherwise Halse Woodford, in the County of Northampton."

"38. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Southam, in the County of Warwick."

"39. An Act for the dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields in the Parish of Melton Mowbray, in the County of Leicester."

"40. An Act for enclosing and dividing the Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Pasture Grounds, within the Parish of Folkesworth, in the County of Huntingdon."

"41. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields of Broughton Sulney, in the County of Nottingham."

"42. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields of Costock, otherwise Cortlingstock, in the County of Nottingham, and all the Lands and Grounds within the said Open Fields."

"43. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common in the Township of Ardsley, and Parish of Darfield, in The West Riding of the County of York."

"44. An Act for enclosing and dividing the Open and Common Fields of Hinckley, in the County of Leicester."

"45. An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Commons, or Wastes, and Common Meadow Grounds, within the Manor and Soke of Catton, in the County of York."

"46. An Act for the enclosing and dividing divers Parcels of Commons and Waste Grounds, lying and being in the several Townships of Walton on the Hill and Fazokerley, in the Parish of Walton on the Hill aforesaid, and County Palatine of Lancaster."

"47. An Act for enclosing and dividing the Common Fields, Common Meadows, Lammas Grounds, and other Common and Waste Lands, in the Manor and Parish of Aspley Guise, in the County of Bedford."

"48. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds; in the Parish of Coddington, in the County of Noltingham."

"49. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and Common Grounds, in the Parish of Blakesley, in the County of Northampton, exclusive of the Hamlet of Woodend in the said Parish."

"50. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Lands in the Parish of Clifton, in the County of Nottingham."

"51. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Frisby upon the Wreak, in the County of Leicester."

"52. An Act for dividing and allotting the Common and Waste Grounds, Open Arable Fields, Meadows, and Pastures, in the Township and Parish of Misson, in the Counties of Nottingham and Lincoln, or One of them."

"53. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields and Grounds in the Manor and Parish of Fletton, in the County of Huntingdon."

"54. An Act for vesting the Inheritance of the Rectory and Tithes of Bedgeworth, granted by King Henry the Eighth to the late dissolved Corporation of Bergavenny, and by them leased to Jesus College in Oxford, towards maintaining a Fellow and Scholars from Bergavenny School; and for vesting other Rectories and Tithes in the County of Monmouth, granted by the said King Henry to the said Corporation; in Trustees, for supporting the said School, and for Relief of the Poor of the said Town."

"55. An Act for vesting certain Estates in Pensylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland, belonging to the Proprietors of a Partnership, commonly called The Pensylvania Land Company, in London, in Trustees, to be sold; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"56. An Act to empower the most Noble William Duke of Devonshire to make Leases, for any Term not exceeding Ninety-nine Years, of certain Estates lying in the Parish of Saint James, Westminster, in the County of Middlesex, devised to him by the Will of the Right Honourable Dorothy Countess of Burlington, deceased."

"57. An Act to enable John Earl of Hopetown, Curator of Law to George Vanden Bempde Marquis of Annandale his Uncle, a Lunatick, and the Curator of Law of the said Marquis for the Time being, to grant Feus of certain Lands; Houses, and others; in the County of Dumfries, and to exchange the Lands therein mentioned."

"58. An Act for vesting several Lands and Tenements in the Parish of Chisleburst, in the County of Kent, given to charitable Uses for the Benefit of the said Parish, in the Right Honourable Robert Bertie Esquire, commonly called Lord Robert Bertie, and his Heirs; and for making Provision of greater Value instead thereof, for the Benefit of the Poor of the said Parish; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"59. An Act to empower John Spencer Esquire to make Leases of the Manor of Wimbledon, and of Lands and Grounds in Wimbledon, Barnes, Mortlake, East Sheen, Putney, and Wandsworth, in the County of Surry, given and devised by, and purchased in Pursuance of, the Will of the most Noble Sarah late Dutchess Dowager of Marlborough, respectively, in order for building upon and improving the same."

"60. An Act for Sale of Part of the settled Estate of Sir Mathew Fetherston Baronet, in the County of Essex; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in Lieu thereof."

"61. An Act to enable George Keith, late Earl Marischall, to sue or maintain any Action or Suit, notwithstanding his Attainder; and to remove any Disability in him, by Reason of his said Attainder; to take or inherit any Real or Personal Estate that may or shall hereafter descend or come to him, or which he was entitled unto, in Reversion or Remainder, before his Attainder."

"62. An Act for vesting certain Tenemonts and Hereditaments in the County of Sussex, settled by John Meres Fagge Esquire upon the Marriage of Elizabeth his Daughter with Sir John Peachey Baronet, in Trustees, to convey the same to Sir William Peere Williams Baronet; and for settling Lands and Hereditaments in the County of Kent, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof."

"63. An Act for Sale of Part of the entailed Estate of the late Francis Charteris Esquire; and for purchasing of other Lands, to be settled to the same Uses."

"64. An Act for Sale of the Real Estate of Thomas Beynon Esquire, a Lunatick, for discharging the Encumbrances affecting the same; and for laying out the Residue of the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, for the Benefit of the said Thomas Beynon and his Heirs."

"65. An Act for exchanging certain Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Parishes of Beckenham and Lewisham, in the County of Kent, Part of the Estate late of Hugh Raymond Esquire, deceased, for other Lands and Hereditaments, in the said Parish of Beckenham, belonging to John Cator the Younger; and for settling the Lands so taken in Exchange to the same Uses as the Lands given in Exchange stand limited; and for enabling Jones Raymond and Peter Burrell Esquires to grant Building Leases of other Parts of the Estate late of the said Hugh Raymond."

"66. An Act for selling certain Manors, Capital Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Hertford, Comprized in a Settlement made by William Strode Esquire, deceased; and for purchasing, with the Money arising by such Sale, other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses."

"67. An Act for settling the Real Estate of James Thomas Esquire, deceased, pursuant to an Agreement between his Heir at Law and Devisee for that Purpose."

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

"69. An Act to empower John Wall the Grandfather, and Mary Wall the Guardian, of Anna Maria Wall, an Infant, to execute Articles, Leases, or Grants, for giving Liberty to drive a Sough through an Estate, called Cowley Estate, in the Parishes of Darley and Youlgreave, in the County of Derby, descended to and now vested in, the said Anna Maria Wall."

"70. An Act to enable William Russell Esquire and his Issue to take and use the Surname of Kempe only, pursuant to the Will of William Kempe Esquire, deceased.

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Speech of Lords Commissioners delivered by the Lord Keeper.

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

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"We have received the King's Commands to put an End to this Session of Parliament; and, upon this Occasion, to assure you, that His Majesty looks back with entire Satisfaction on your Proceedings during the Course of it: The Duty and Affection which you have expressed for His Person and Government, and the Zeal and Unanimity which you have shewn in maintaining the true Interest of your Country, can only be equalled by what His Majesty has formerly experienced from this Parliament.

"His Majesty has commanded Us to acquaint you, that it would have given him the most sensible Pleasure to have been able to communicate to you, that His sincere Endeavours to promote a general Pacification had met with more suitable Returns before this Time. His Majesty, in Conjunction with His good Brother and Ally the King of Prussia, chose to give Their Enemies Proofs of this equitable Disposition, in the Midst of a Series of glorious Victories; an Opportunity the most proper to do it with Dignity, and to manifest to all Europe the Purity and Moderation of His Views. After such a Conduct, His Majesty has the Comfort to reflect, that the further Continuance of the Calamities of War cannot be imputed to Him or His Allies; and trusts in the Blessing of Heaven upon the Justice of His Arms, and upon those ample Means which your Zeal in so good a Cause has wisely put into His Hands, that His future Successes in carrying on the War will not fall short of the past; and that, in the Event, the publick Tranquillity will be restored on solid and durable Foundations.

"We are further commanded to acquaint you, that His Majesty has taken the most effectual Care to augment the Combined Army in Germany; and, at the same Time, to keep up such a Force at Home, as may frustrate any Attempts of the Enemy to invade these Kingdoms, which have hitherto ended only in their own Confusion."

"The Royal Navy was never in a more flourishing and respectable Condition; and the signal Victory obtained last Winter over the French Fleet, on their own Coasts, as it has added Lustre to His Majesty's Arms, has given fresh Spirits to His Maritime Forces, and reduced the Naval Strength of France to a very low Ebb.

"His Majesty has disposed His Squadrons in such a Manner as may best conduce to the Annoyance of His Enemies, to the Defence of His own Dominions both in Europe and America, and to the preserving and pursuing His Conquests, as well as to the Protection of the Trade of His Subjects, which He has extremely at Heart.

"Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"Nothing could relieve His Majesty's Royal Mind, under the Anxiety which He feels for the Burthens of His faithful Subjects, but the publick-spirited Chearfulness with which you have granted Him such large Supplies; and His Conviction, that they are necessary for the Security and essential Interests of His Kingdoms. The King has enjoined us to return you His hearty Thanks for them; and to assure you of their due Application to the Purposes for which they have been given.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"We have nothing further in Command from His Majesty, but to recommend to you the Continuance and Improvement of that Union and good Harmony which He has observed with so much Pleasure, and from which He has derived such important Effects. Make it your Study to promote these desirable Objects, to support the King's Government, and the good Order of your respective Countries, and to consult your own real Happiness and Prosperity. This Behaviour. His Majesty graciously, assures you, will be the most acceptable Demonstration of your Duty to Him."

Which done; the Lord Keeper said,

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

Parliament prorogued.

"It is His Majesty's Royal Will and Pleasure, that this Parliament be prorogued to Thursday the Seventeenth 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 Seventeenth Day of July next."

Footnotes

1 Bis in Originali.