House of Lords Journal Volume 30
November 1760

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November 1760

Anno 1o Georgii Tertii.

DIE Jovis, 13o Novembris.

Domini præsentes fuerunt:

Ds. Henley, Custos Magni Sigilli.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Anson.

The Lord Keeper acquainted the House, "That a Commission was issued under the Great Seal, for the further Prorogation of the Parliament."

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 Viscount Falmouth on his Right Hand, and the Lord Sandys 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 Commission was read, by the Clerk, as follows:

"GEORGE R.

Commission for proroguing the Parliament.

"George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our most Dear Brother and Faithful Counsellor Edward Duke of York, Our most Dear Uncle and Faithful Counsellor William Duke of Cumberland; the most Reverend Father in God and Our Faithful Counsellor Thomas Archbishop of Canterbury Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our Well-beloved and Faithful Counsellor Robert Lord Henley Keeper of Our Great Seal of Great Britain; the most Reverend Father in God and Our Faithful Counsellor John Archbishop of York Primate and Metropolitan of England; Our most Dear Cousins and Counsellors John Earl Granville President of Our Council, Richard Earl Temple Keeper of Our Privy Seal, John Duke of Rutland Steward of Our Household, William Duke of Devonshire Chamberlain of Our Household, Charles Duke of Bolton, Thomas Duke of Leeds, John Duke of Bedford, Archibald Duke of Argyll, James Duke of Athol, Peregrinc Duke of Ancaster and Kcsteven Great Chamberlain of England, Thomas Holles Duke of Newcastle, Lionel Duke of Dorset; John Marquis of Tweeddale; Basil Earl of Denbigh, Daniel Earl of Winchilsea and Nottingham, Philip Earl of Chesterfield, John Earl of Sandwich, Robert Earl of Holdernesse One of Our Principal Secretaries of State, William Henry Earl of Rochford, William Earl of Jersey, Francis Earl of Godolphin, George Earl of Cholmondeley, Thomas Earl of Kinnoul Chancellor of Our Dutchy of Lancaster, John Earl of Hyndford, George Dunk Earl of Halifax, James Earl Waldegrave, William Earl of Bath, Granville Earl Gower, John Earl of Buckinghamshire, Simon Earl Harcourt, Charles Earl Cornwallis, Philip Earl of Hardwicke; Hugh Viscount Falmouth; the Right Reverend Father in God and Our Faithful Counsellor Thomas Lord Bishop of London; and Our Well-beloved and Faithful Counsellors John Lord Delawar, John Lord Berkeley of Stratton, Allen Lord Bathurst, Richard Lord Edgecumbe, Samuel Lord Sandys, George Lord Anson, William Lord Mansfield Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us, Wills Lord Harwich, and George Lord Lyttelton, Greeting. Whereas, for certain arduous and urgent Affairs, concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, this Our present Parliament was ordered to begin, and be held at Our City of Westminster, upon the Thirty-first Day of May, in the Twentyseventh Year of the Reign of Our late Sovereign Lord King George the Second, of Blessed Memory; on which Day Our said Parliament was begun and held; and from thence, by several Adjournments and Prorogations, was adjourned and prorogued to and until Thursday the Eighteenth Day of September last past, on which Day the said Parliament was ordered to be further prorogued unto Thursday the Eighteenth Day of this Instant November: And whereas, upon the Demise of His late Majesty, the said Parliament met, pursuant to the Statute in that Case made and provided; and, being so assembled, was, upon the Twenty-ninth Day of October last past, prorogued to the said Thirteenth Day of November Instant, to be then held and fit at Our City of Westminster aforesaid: Know ye nevertheless, that, for certain pressing Causes and Considerations Us especially moving, We have thought fit further to prorogue Our said Parliament: Therefore We, considing very much in your Fidelity, Prudence, and Circumspection, have, by the Advice and Consent of Our Council, assigned you Our Commissioners; giving to you, or to any Three or more of you, by virtue of these Presents, full Power and Authority, from the said Thirteenth Day of this Instant November, in Our Name, further to prorogue and continue Our present Parliament, at Our City of Westminster aforesaid, until and unto Tuesday the Eighteenth Day of this Instant November, there then to be held and fit: And there fore We command you, that you diligently attend to the Premises, and effectually fulfil them in the Manner aforesaid. We also strictly command all and singular Our Archbishops, Dukes, Marquises, Earls, Viscounts, Bishops, Barons, Knights, Citizens, Burgesses, and Commissioners for Our Counties and Boroughs, and all others whom it concerns to meet at Our said Parliament, by virtue of these Presents, that they observe, obey, and assist you, in executing the Premises, as they ought to do. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Sixth Day of November, in the First Year of Our Reign.

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

"Yorke & Yorke."

Which done; the Lord Keeper said,

Parliament prorogued.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

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

20th March, 1762,
hitherto examined by us,

Shaftesbury.
Buckingham.
St. John.
Boston.

Anno 1o Georgii Tertii.

DIE Martis, 18o Novembris, 1760, Annoque Regni Serenissimi Domini Nostri Georgii Tertii, Dei Gratia, Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, et Hib'niæ Regis, Fidei Defensoris, &c. Primo; in quem Diem hæc Octava Sessio Parliamenti, perseparalia Adjournamenta et Prorogationes, continuata fuerat, in Superiori Domo Parliamenti Magnæ Britanniæ apud Westmonaster. convenere, Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum Nomina subscribuntur, et præsentes fuerunt:

REX.

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Chester.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Glocestr.
Dux York.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Henley, Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Kingston.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Lothian.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk & Berks.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Morton.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Bath.
Comes Portsmouth.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Powis.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Par
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Delamer
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Talbot.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Sondes.

The King present:

His Majesty, being seated on the Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended by His Officers of State; the Lords being in their Robes; the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod received His Majesty's Commands, to let the Commons know, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure, they attend Him immediately, in this House."

Who being come, with their Speaker; His Majesty was pleased to speak as follows;

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

His Majesty's Speech.

"The just Concern which I have felt in My own Breast, on the sudden Death of the late King My Royal Grandfather, makes Me not doubt but you must all have been deeply affected with so severe a Loss: The present critical and difficult Conjuncture has made this Loss the more sensible, as He was the great Support of that System, by which alone the Liberties of Europe, and the Weight and Influence of these Kingdoms, can be preserved; and gave Life to the Measures conducive to those important Ends.

"I need not tell you the Addition of Weight which immediately falls upon Me, in being called to the Government of this free and powerful Country at such a Time, and under such Circumstances: My Consolation is in the Uprightness of My own Intentions; your faithful and united Assistance; and the Blessing of Heaven upon our joint Endeavours, which I devoutly implore.

"Born and educated in this Country, I glory in the Name of Briton; and the peculiar Happiness of My Life will ever consist in promoting the Welfare of a People, whose Loyalty and warm Affection to Me, I consider as the greatest and most permanent Security of My Throne; and I doubt not but their Steadiness in these Principles will equal the Firmness of My invariable Resolution, to adhere to and strengthen this excellent Constitution in Church and State, and to maintain the Toleration inviolable. The Civil and Religious Rights of My loving Subjects are equally dear to Me with the most valuable Prerogatives of My Crown: And, as the surest Foundation of the Whole, and the best Means to draw down the Divine Favour on My Reign; it is My fixed Purpose to countenance and encourage the Practice of true Religion and Virtue.

"I reflect with Pleasure on the Successes with which the British Arms have been prospered this last Summer. The total Reduction of the vast Province of Canada, with the City of Montreal, is of the most interesting Consequence, and must be as heavy a Blow to My Enemies, as it is a Conquest glorious to us; the more glorious, because effected almost without Essusion of Blood, and with that Humanity which makes an amiable Part of the Character of this Nation.

Our Advantages gained in The East Indies have been signal; and must greatly diminish the Strength and Trade of France in those Parts, as well as procure the most solid Benefits to the Commerce and Wealth of My Subjects.

"In Germany, where the whole French Force has been employed, the Combined Army, under the wife and able Conduct of My General Prince Ferdinand of Brunswick, has not only stopt their Progress, but has gained Advantages over them, notwithstanding their boasted Superiority, and their not having hitherto come to a general Engagement.

"My good Brother and Ally the King of Prussia, although surrounded with numerous Armies of Enemies, has, with a Magnanimity and Perseverance almost beyond Example, not only withstood their various Attacks, but has obtained very considerable Victories over them.

"Of these Events I shall say no more at this Time, because the Nature of the War in those Parts has kept the Campaign there still depending.

"As My Navy is the principal Article of our natural Strength, it gives Me much Satisfaction to receive it in such good Condition; whilst the Fleet of France is weakened to such a Degree, that the small Remains of it have continued blocked-up by My Ships in their own Ports: At the same Time, the French Trade is reduced to the lowest Ebb; and, with Joy of Heart, I see the Commerce of My Kingdoms, that great Source of our Riches, and the fixed Object of My never-failing Care and Protection, flourishing to an Extent unknown in any former War.

"The Valour and Intrepidity of My Officers and Forces both at Sea and Land have been distinguished so much to the Glory of this Nation, that I should be wanting in Justice to them, if I did not acknowledge it. This is a Merit which I shall constantly encourage and reward; and I take this Occasion to declare, that the zealous and useful Service of the Militia, in the present arduous Conjuncture, is very acceptable to Me.

"In this State I have found Things at My Accession to the Throne of My Ancestors: Happy in viewing the prosperous Part of it; happier still should I have been, had I found My Kingdoms, whose true Interest I have entirely at Heart, in full Peace: But, since the Ambition, injurious Encroachments, and dangerous Designs, of My Enemies, rendered the War both just and necessary; and the generous Overture made last Winter, towards a Congress for a Pacification, has not yet produced a suitable Return; I am determined, with your chearful and powerful Assistance, to prosecute this War with Vigour, in order to that desirable Object, a safe and honourable Peace: For this Purpose, it is absolutely incumbent upon us to be early prepared; and I rely upon your Zeal and hearty Concurrence to support the King of Prussia and the rest of My Allies; and to make ample Provision for carrying on the War, as the only Means to bring our Enemies to equitable Terms of Accommodation.

"Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"The greatest Uneasiness which I feel at this Time is, in considering the uncommon Burthens necessarily brought upon My faithful Subjects: I desire only such Supplies as shall be requisire to prosecute the War with Advantage, be adequate to the necessary Services, and that they may be provided for in the most sure and effectual Manner: You may depend upon the faithful and punctual Application of what shall be granted.

"I have ordered the proper Estimates for the ensuing Year to be laid before you; and also an Accompt of the extraordinary Expenses, which, from the Nature of the different and remote Operations, have been unavoidably incurred.

"It is with peculiar Reluctance that I am obliged, at such a Time, to mention any Thing which personally regards Myself; but, as the Grant of the greatest Part of the Civil List Revenues is now determined, I trust in your Duty and Affection to Me, to make the proper Provision for supporting My Civil Government with Honour and Dignity: On My Part, you may be assured of a regular and becoming Œconomy.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"The Eyes of all Europe are upon you. From your Resolutions the Protestant Interest hopes for Protection; as well as all our Friends, for the Preservation of their Independency; and our Enemies fear the final Disappointment of their ambitious and destructive Views. Let these Hopes and Fears be confirmed and augmented, by the Vigour, Unanimity, and Dispatch, of your Proceedings.

"In this Expectation I am the more encouraged, by a pleasing Circumstance, which I look upon as one of the most auspicious Omens of My Reign. That happy Extinction of Divisions, and that Union and good Harmony which continue to prevail amongst My Subjects, afford Me the most agreeable Prospect: The natural Disposition and With of My Heart are to cement and promote them; and I promise Myself, that nothing will arise on your Part, to interrupt or disturb a Situation so essential to the true and lasting Felicity of this great People."

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire; and the Commons withdrew.

PRAYERS.

Lords take the Oaths.

Their Royal Highnesses Edward Duke of York and William Duke of Cumberland took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

The Lords following also took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Edward Duke of Somerset.

Henry Duke of Chandos.

William Henry Marquis of Lothian:

Charles Marquis of Rockingham.

Francis Earl of Huntingdon.

Henry Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire.

Brownlowe Earl of Exeter.

Sackville Earl of Thanet.

George Henry Earl of Litchfield.

Other Lewis Earl of Plymouth.

Richard Earl of Scarbrough.

George William Earl of Coventry.

John Earl of Rothes.

James Earl of Morton.

James Earl of Lauderdale.

John Earl of Breadalbane.

Hugh Earl of Marchmont.

William Earl of Strafford.

Heneage Earl of Aylesford.

Henry Earl of Sussex.

William Earl Cowper.

George Earl of Pomfret.

Henry Arthur Earl of Powis.

Philip Earl of Hardwicke.

Thomas Earl of Fauconberg.

Stephen Earl of Ilchester.

Richard Viscount Say & Sele.

Frederick Viscount Bolingbroke & St. John.

Hugh Viscount Falmouth.

Richard Lord Bishop of Durham.

Edward Lord Bishop of Bath & Wells.

John Lord Bishop of Lincoln.

John Lord Bishop of Salisbury.

Robert Lord Bishop of St. Asaph.

Thomas Lord Bishop of Norwich.

Frederick Lord Bishop of Litchfield and Coventry.

Edmund Lord Bishop of Chester.

Anthony Lord Bishop of St. Davids.

William Lord Bishop of Chichester.

John Lord Bishop of Oxford.

John Lord Bishop of Bangor.

Richard Lord Bishop of Peterborough.

Philip Lord Bishop of Bristol.

William Lord Bishop of Gloucester.

George Lord Abergavenny.

Edward Lord Wentworth.

Hugh Lord Willoughby of Parham.

James Lord Strange.

John Lord Berkeley of Stratton.

Nathaniel Lord Delamer.

Charles Lord Cathcart.

Allen Lord Bathurst.

Richard Lord Onslow.

Mathew Lord Ducie.

John Lord Monson.

William Lord Talbot.

Thomas Lord Montfort.

John Lord Chedworth.

Thomas Lord Bruce.

Matthew Lord Fortescue.

Thomas Lord Archer.

Thomas Lord Hyde.

Horatio Lord Walpole.

George Lord Lyttelton.

John Lord Wycombe.

Lewis Lord Sondes.

House cleared.

The House was moved, "That the Standing Orders of this House, of the 5th of April 1707, and 25th of January 1720, relating to clearing the House of such Persons as have no Right to be in the House when fitting, might be read."

The same were read accordingly.

And the House being cleared.

Bill (pro Formâ) read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating Select Vestrles."

The Lord Keeper reported His Majesty's Speech.

Order for an Address.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, "To return Him the Thanks of this House, for His most Gracious Speech from the Throne.

"To declare our unfeigned Sorrow for the great and afflicting Loss which these Nations have sustained, in the sudden Death of our late Excellent and most Gracious Sovereign, whose Royal Virtues we had so long experienced, and whose Memory will be ever dear to us.

"That our sole Consolation is in His Majesty's auspicious Accession to the Throne of His Ancestors.

"On this Occasion, to offer our most sincere Congratulations to His Majesty; and to express our entire Satisfaction, in seeing those promising Hopes, conceived from His many Princely and amiable Endowments, and the many Demonstrations of His Love for these Kingdoms, so fully verified in His First Declarations to His Parliament.

"To return His Majesty our unfeigned Thanks, for the affectionate and endearing Notice which He is pleased to take, of His having been born and educated in this Country; and for His several gracious and paternal Assurances; especially, That He esteems the good Affections of His People as the best Security of His Throne; that He will adhere to and strengthen our excellent Constitution in Church and State, and maintain the Toleration inviolable.

"To congratulate His Majesty on the signal Successes with which the British Arms have been blessed this last Summer; particularly on the Conquest of Canada, with Circumstances so much to the Glory of this Nation.

"To express our just Sense of the great and able Conduct of Prince Ferdinand of Brunswick; and of the magnanimous Efforts made by the King of Prussia against such numerous Armies of His Enemies, and the Victories which He has obtained over them.

"To acknowledge His Majesty's Goodness, in shewing so much Regard to the Valour and Intrepidity of His Officers and Forces by Sea and Land; and in His gracious Acceptance of the Service of the Militia, in the present arduous Conjuncture; and in His Sentiments, so worthy of a British Monarch, concerning His Royal Navy, and the Commerce of these Kingdoms.

"To applaud His Majesty's Wisdom, in expressing so just a Sense of the Causes and Necessity of the present War; and His becoming Greatness of Mind, in determining to carry it on with Vigour, in order to a safe and honourable Peace; and to declare, that we will zealously and heartily support His Majesty in prosecuting the War; and assist the King of Prussia, and the rest of His Allies, for the important Ends mentioned in His Majesty's Speech.

"To express our Gratitude to His Majesty, for having taken this First Opportunity to shew His anxious Concern for the uncommon Burdens of His People.

"To give His Majesty the strongest and most dutiful Assurances of our inviolable Fidelity and Affection to His Sacred Person and Government, of our unshaken Resolution to maintain His undoubted Title to the Crown of these Realms, and the Protestant Succession in His Royal House; and to contribute every Thing in our Power, to the Ease, Prosperity, and Glory, of His Reign; particularly to preserve Union and good Harmony amongst His People."

Then the Lords following were appointed a Committee, to prepare an Address, pursuant to the said Order; (videlicet,)

L. Privy Seal.
L. Chamberlain.
D. Somerset.
D. Bedford.
D. Ancaster.
D. Newcastle.
E. Sandwich.
E. Holdernesse.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Rothes.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E. Egremont.
E. Guilford.
E. Hardwicke.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Delawar.
L. Sandys.
L. Hyde.
L. Mansfield.
L. Wycombe.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet immediately in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure; and the Committee withdrew to prepare the Address.

After some Time, the House was resumed.

Address reported.

And the Earl of Egremont reported from the Committee an Address drawn by them, as follows; (videlicet,)

"Most Gracious Sovereign,

"We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, beg Leave to return. Your Majesty our humble Thanks, for Your most Gracious Speech from the Throne.

"On this First Occasion of approaching Your Royal Person, permit us to express our unfeigned Sorrow for the severe and afflicting Loss, which not only this Nation, but all Europe has sustained, in the sudden Death of our late Excellent and most Gracious Sovereign, Your Majesty's illustrious Grandfather: The long Experience which we had of His Royal Virtues, the Benignity of His Government, and His uniform Care of our Laws and Liberties, not interrupted in any One Instance during the Course of so many Years, demand from us the most grateful Acknowledgements; and will make His Memory as dear to us, as the Height and Splendor to which He had raised the Greatness of these Kingdoms will render it glorious to ali Posterity.

"Such a Loss could only be repaired by Your Majesty. And, at the same Time that we condole with Your Majesty on this melancholy Event, we beg Leave to offer You our most sincere Congratulations on Your happy Accession to the Throne: As Your Majesty is the rightful and immediate Inheritor of His Crown, You are so of those Virtues with which He adorned it, and which promise a Continuation of the same Blessings to these Kingdoms. It fills our Minds with inexpressible Joy, to see the pleasing Hopes we had conceived from Your many Princely and amiable Endowments, and the early Demonstrations of Your Affection to this Country, so fully verified in Your First Declarations to Your Parliament.

"We are penetrated with the condescending and endearing Manner, in which Your Majesty has expressed Your Satisfaction in having received Your Birth and Education amongst us. What a Lustre does it cast upon the Name of Briton, when you, Sir, are pleased to esteem it amongst Your Glories!

"The several Paternal Assurances, which Your Majesty has vouchfased to give us, speak Your Resolution to be the common Father of Your People. No stronger Proof can be given of it, than by adopting this undeniable Maxim, that their Love is the best Security of Your Throne: From this Principle will naturally flow the strictest Adherence to our excellent Constitution in Church and State; and the Maintenance of that furest Cement of the Protestant Interest in these Kingdoms, the Toleration. And we cannot but applaud Your Majesty's Wisdom and Piety, in making the Encouragement of true Religion and Virtue One of the great Foundations of Your Government.

"We adore the Goodness of Providence, in the signal Successes with which we have been blessed this last Summer. The Reduction of the extensive Province of Canada, with the City of Montreal, is an Event of the highest Importance in every View: And it is no small Addition to the Glory resulting from it, to have shewn, that, where the British Arms carry Conquest, they carry Protection.

"We look upon the great Advantages gained in The East Indies as highly beneficial to the Trade of these Kingdoms. And we have the justest Sense of the happy Consequences derived to the Operations of Great Britain in particular, as well as to the Common Cause in general, from the wife Conduct of Prince Ferdinand of Brunswick. After what the Enemy had before experienced from his Abilities, we are not surprized that they should not come to a decisive Engagement.

"The Magnanimity and Perseverance of the King of Prussia will not only be the Admiration of the present Age, but of Posterity; and the noble Stand made, and the Victories obtained, by that Prince, must be the strongest Motives to the Powers engaged against Him to concur in the proper Measures to restore the Tranquillity of Europe.

"The judicious Sentiments which Your Majesty has declared to us, concerning Your Royal Navy, and the Commerce of Your Subjects, are truly worthy of a British Monarch, resolved to improve our natural Strength, and most valuable Resources. The weaken ing of the French Force by Sea to so great a Degree, and the low State to which their Trade is reduced, we esteem amongst the most solid Benefits accruing to this Nation from the expensive Efforts made this War.

"Your Majesty's Regard for publick Merit shines forth in the generous Notice which You are pleased to take of the Valour and Intrepidity of Your Officers and Forces by Sea and Land: They are equally conducive to the Safety and Glory of our Country. And your gracious Acceptance of the Service of the Militia, as being useful in the present arduous Conjuncture, will be a great Encouragement to their Zeal.

"At the same Time that we thankfully acknowledge Your Majesty's tender Consideration for Your People, in Your Wishes to have found Your Kingdoms in full Peace; we cannot but admire Your Wisdom, in the comprehensive Sense You have expressed of the Causes and Necessity of the present War. We are convinced, that Your Majesty's humane Disposition makes You lament the Calamities of it; whilst Your Greatness of Mind has determined You to pursue it with Vigour, in order to a safe and honourable Peace, so desireable not only to Your own Subjects, but to all Europe. Animated by that Duty which we owe Your Majesty, and by our Zeal for the Honour and Interest of these Kingdoms; we give Your Majesty the strongest Assurances, that we will chearfully support You in prosecuting the War, assist the King of Prussia and the rest of Your Allies, and heartily concur in all such Measures as shall be necessary for the Defence of Your Majesty and Your Dominions, and for the other National and important Ends which You have so fully laid before us.

"The Anxiety which Your Majesty has so early declared for the uncommon Burdens of Your People, demands our sincerest Thanks. Your tender Concern will be an Inducement to bear them the more chearfully; and a Pledge to Your faithful Subjects, that they shall be relieved from them as soon as the Publick Security will in found Policy admit.

"These many and eminent Proofs of Your Majesty's Goodness, and of Your fixed Attention to our Happiness, call upon us for the warmest Returns of Duty, Gratitude, and Affection, to Your Sacred Person and Government. Our Loyalty and Fidelity are inviolable; our Resolution to maintain Your undoubted Title to this Imperial Crown, and the Protestant Succession in Your Illustrious House, at the Hazard of our Lives and Fortunes, is never to be shaken. Happy shall we be in every Instance, whereby we may be able to contribute to the Glory, Prosperity, and Ease, of Your Reign. Your Majesty's Prudence, and the Benevolence of Your Royal Heart, have pointed out to us the most agreeable Means of promoting these Ends, by so strongly inculcating the Continuance of that Union and good Harmony which subsist amongst Your People. In doing this, Your Majesty has set an inviting and powerful Example to all Your Subjects; which we are determined to follow, by performing every Thing on our Part to strengthen and improve this happy Situation."

Which Address, being read by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty by the whole House.

Ordered, That the Lords with White Staves do wait upon His Majesty, humbly to know what Time His Majesty will please to appoint to be attended therewith.

Committee of Privileges.

Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Orders and Customs of this House, and Privileges of Parliament, and of the Peers of Great Britain and Lords of Parliament.

L. Privy Seal.
L. Chamberlain.
D. Somerset.
D. Richmond.
D. Bolton.
D. Bedford.
D. Ancaster.
D. Kingston.
D. Newcastle.
D. Manchester.
D. Chandos.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Lothian.
M. Rockingham.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Suffolk & Berks.
E. Exeter.
E. Northampton.
E. Denbigh.
E. Peterborow.
E. Thanet.
E. Sandwich.
E. Essex.
E. Cardigan.
E. Litchfield.
E. Holdernesse.
E. Plimouth.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Rochford.
E. Albemarle.
E. Coventry.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Rothes.
E. Morton.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E. Hyndford.
E. Strafford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Halifax.
E. Sussex.
E. Cowper.
E. Pomfret.
E. Effingham.
E. Harrington.
E. Bath.
E. Portsmouth.
E. Gower.
E. Buckingham.
E. Powis.
E. Egremont.
E. Hertford.
E. Guilford.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Ilchester.
Vis. Say & Sele.
Vis. Weymouth.
Vis. Bolingbroke.
Vis. Falmouth.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Sarum.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Abergavenny.
L. Delawar.
L. Wentworth.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Strange.
L. Berkeley Str.
L. Delamer.
L. Cathcart.
L. Masham.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Ducie.
L. Monson.
L. Talbot.
L. Montfort.
L. Chedworth.
L. Edgecumbe.
L. Sandys.
L. Bruce.
L. Fortescue.
L. Anson.
L. Archer.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Hyde.
L. Walpole.
L. Mansfield.
L. Lyttelton.
L. Wycombe.
L. Sondes.

Their Lordships, or any Seven of them; to meet on Monday next, at Ten o'Clock in the Fore noon, in the House of Peers, and every Monday after; and to adjourn as they please.

Committee for the Journal.

Lords Sub-committees appointed to consider of the Orders and Customs of this House, and Privileges of the Peers of Great Britain and Lords of Parliament; and to peruse and perfect the Journal of this and former Sessions of Parliament.

L. Privy Seal.
L. Chamberlain.
D. Richmond.
D. Bedford.
D. Ancaster.
D. Newcastle.
M. Lothian.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Denbigh.
E. Peterborow.
E. Sandwich.
E. Essex.
E. Litchfield.
E. Holdernesse.
E. Plimouth.
E. Rochford.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Morton.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Halifax.
E. Pomfret.
E. Effingham.
E. Bath.
E. Gower.
E. Egremont.
E. Guilford.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Fauconberg.
Vis. Bolingbroke.
Vis. Falmouth.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Sarum.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Abergavenny.
L. Delawar.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Delamer.
L. Cathcart.
L. Bathurst.
L. Ducie.
L. Talbot.
L. Edgecumbe.
L. Sandys.
L. Anson.
L. Walpole.
L. Mansfield.
L. Lyttelton.

Their Lordships, or any Three of them; to meet when, where, and as often as, they please.

Stoppages in the Streets, Order to prevent.

The House taking Notice, "That there is such an Interruption, by Hackney Coaches, Carts, and Drays, in the Streets and Passages between Charing Cross and The Old Palace Yard in Westm'r, that the Lords and others are frequently hindered from coming to this House, to the great inconveniency of the Members of both Houses:"

It is thereupon Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the High Steward of the City of Westminster, or his Deputy, together with the Justices of the Peace for the said City, shall, by their Care and Directions to the Constables and other Officers within the said Limits, take special Order, that no empty Hackney Coaches be suffered to make any Stay, between Whitehall and The Old Palace Yard in Westminster, from Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon until Five of the Clock in the Afternoon of the same Day, during the Sitting of the Parliament; and that no Carriages, Drays, or Carts, be permitted to pass through the said Streets and Passages, between Charing Cross and The Old Palace Yard, between the Hours aforesaid, during the Sitting of this Parliament; and herein special Care is to be taken, by the said Deputy Steward, Justices of the Peace, Constables, and all other Officers herein concerned, as the contrary will be answered to this House: And it is further Ordered, That the High Bailiff of the City of Westm'r, and the Justices of the Peace for the City and Liberty thereof, or some of them residing in Westminster, be served with the Order of this House made this Day, for the Purposes aforesaid.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 19o Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Henley, Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Granville, Præfes.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.

PRAYERS.

E. Granville takes the Oaths.

John Earl Granville, Lord President of the Council, took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

His Majesty to be attended with the Address.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, "That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) waited on His Majesty, humbly to know what Time His Majesty would please to be attended by the House, with their Lordships Address; and that His Majesty was pleased to appoint this Day, at Two o'Clock, at His Palace of Saint James."

Counts Leslie & al. against Grant and Orme.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Charles Cajetan Count Leslie and Anthony Leslie of Balquhain; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 4th of July 1760; and of another Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the 31st of the same Month, adhering thereto; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or amended, or such other Relief given in the Premises as to this House shall seem just; and that Peter Grant, and David Orme his Tutor in Litem, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Peter Grant and David Orme may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 17th Day of December next; and Service of this Order upon their Agents or Counsel before the Court of Session in Scotland shall be deemed good Service.

Barvy against Wheatley & al.

The Answer of Susanna Wheatley, Widow of Thomas Wheatley Esquire deceased, Elizabeth Hodges, Elizabeth Dunscombe, Richard Barry, and Richard Townshend, Five of the Respondents to the Appeal of James Barry late a Minor, by Henrietta Barry his Mother and Guardian, was this Day brought in.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 24o Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Henley, Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Bath.
Comes Powis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Viscount Weymouth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

His Majesty's Answer to Address reported.

The Lord Keeper reported, "That the House did, on Wednesday last, present their Address to His Majesty; to which His Majesty was pleased to return the following most Gracious Answer; (videlicet,)

"My Lords,

"I return you My hearty Thanks, for this very loyal and dutiful Address. Nothing can be more agreeable to Me, than your unanimous Concurrence in the several weighty Matters which I laid before you. The Assurances you give Me of your Fidelity and Affection to My Person and Government, and of your Zeal for the true Interest of your Country and for the Support of My Allies, afford Me the highest Satisfaction; and will have the best Effect both at Home and Abroad. It shall be My constant Endeavour, to answer the Expectations which you have formed of My Reign."

Ordered, That the said Address, with His Majesty's most Gracious Answer thereunto, be forthwith printed and published.

Lords take the Oaths.

The Lords following took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

John Lord Archbishop of York.

William Earl of Bath.

Matthias Lord Bishop of Ely.

George Lord Hay.

Time limited for Private Bills.

Ordered, That this House will not receive any Petition for a Private Bill, after Thursday the 8th Day of January next, during this Session of Parliament.

E. Rothes & al. against Philp.

A Petition of John Earl of Rothes and others, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, wherein John Philp Esquire is Respondent, which stands for hearing on Friday next, was presented, and read; alleging, "That the Petitioners are in Treaty with the Respondent, and have good Ground to hope for an amicable Accommodation of the Matter in Dispute; and therefore praying their Lordships, to put off the Hearing of the said Cause till after the Christmas Holy-days."

And thereupon the Agents on both Sides were called in, and heard at the Bar.

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off till the First vacant Day for Causes after the Recess at Christmas.

His Majesty's Advocate against D. of Gordon.

Upon reading the Petition of His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, wherein the Duke of Gordon and others are Respondents; setting forth, "That the Subject-matter of the said Appeal is under Accommodation between the Parties;" and therefore praying, "That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off till next Session of Parliament; the Respondents Agent having signed the said Petition, as consenting thereto:"

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off till the next Session of Parliament, as desired.

His Majesty's Advocate against Edwards.

Upon reading the Petition of His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, wherein John Edwards Esquire is Respondent; setting forth, "That the Matters in Dispute between the Parties in this Cause have been referred to Arbitrators, and are not yet finally settled;" and therefore praying, "That the Hearing of the said Cause may be delayed till the 27th Day of February next, or to such other distant Day as their Lordships shall please to appoint:"

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off till Friday the 27th Day of February next, as desired.

Frazer against His Majesty's Advocate; et è contra:

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein James Fraser of Belladrum is Appellant, and His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland is Respondent; et è contra:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the Second vacant Day for Causes after the Recess at Christmas.

Mure against Campbell and Graham.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein William Mure of Caldwell Esquire is Appellant, and Daniel Campbell and William Graham are Respondents, which stands appointed to be heard on Wednesday, be put off till Monday next; and that the other Causes be removed in Course.

Hanbury & al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Capel Hanbury Esquire, for and on the Behalf of himself and his Son John Hanbury an Infant of the Age of Sixteen Years or thereabouts; and also of George Hanbury Esquire, Brother of the said Capel Hanbury, on Behalf of himself and his Five Sons, all Infants under the Age of One and Twenty Years; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for an Exchange of certain settled Estates of the Petitioners, and carrying the same into Execution, in the Manner therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Justice Clive; who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Thornton & Ux. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of William Thornton of Thornville in the County of York Esquire and Mary Thornton his Wife, for themselves, and on the Behalf of Thomas Thornton their only Son, an Infant; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for vesting certain Estates in the County of York, comprized in the Marriage Settlement therein mentioned, in the Petitioner William Thornton, in Fee Simple, and for settling other Estates whereof he is seised in Fee Simple, and hath contracted for respectively, in Lieu thereof, and to the same Uses:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Justice Clive; who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Tomlison peremptorily to answer Farrell's Appeal;

The House was informed, "That Samuel Tomlison, Respondent to the Appeal of Edward Farrell Esquire, had not put in his Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose."

And thereupon an Affidavit of Andrew Cabill of the City of Dublin Yeoman, of the due Service of the said Order, being read:

Ordered, That the said Respondent do put in his Answer to the said Appeal, peremptorily, in a Week.

and Crosbie peremptorily to answer another Appeal of the said Farrell.

The House was also informed, "That Edward Crosbie and Frances his Wife, Respondents to another Appeal of the said Edward Farrell, had not put in their Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose."

And thereupon an Affidavit of the said Andrew Cahill, of the due Service of the said Order, being read:

Ordered, That the said Respondents do put in their Answer to the said Appeal, peremptorily, in a Week.

Baker et al. to amend their Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition of Anderson Baker and others, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, wherein Stafford Lightburne Clerk and others are Respondents; praying, "That they may be at Liberty to amend their said Appeal, by adding Patrick Walsh Administrator of Ann White deceased, James Kennedy, Thomas Howell, Thomas Arnett, Ann Arnett, James Sinclair, George Walker, Daniel Jackson Clerk, George Johnston Esquire, Thomas Murphy, John Murphy, Thomas Burroughs, Elizabeth Harrop Administratrix of Thomas Burroughs the Elder deceased, and Michael Swift Administrator of Abraham White deceased (who were all Parties to the Decree appealed from), as Respondents thereto; and that they may be required to answer the same:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to amend their said Appeal, by making the said several Persons before-named Respondents thereto; and that they do put in their Answer or respective Answers to the said Appeal in Five Weeks.

Morgan against E. of Winchilsea & al.

The House being moved, "That Wednesday the 10th Day of December next may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Thomas Morgan Esquire and others are Appellants, and Daniel Earl of Winchilsea and others Respondents:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Wednesday the 10th Day of December next, as desired.

Davidson to enter into Recognizance on Count Leslie's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Henry Davidson Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Charles Cajetan Count Leslie and Anthony Leslie, on account of their Appeal depending in this House; they living in Parts beyond Sea:"

It is Ordered, That the said Henry Davidson may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellants, as desired.

King against Sir Edward King.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Henry King of the City of Dublin Esquire, Brother and Devisee named in the last Will and Testament of the Right Honourable Robert Lord King sborough in the Kingdom of Ireland, deceased; complaining of an Order of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 28th of April 1760; and praying, "That the same may be reversed and set aside, and that the Appellant may have such further and other Relief in the Premises as the Nature and Circumstances of the Case may require; and that Sir Edward King Baronet may be ordered to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Sir Edward King may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 29th Day of December next; and Service of this Order upon his Clerk in Court or Attorney shall be deemed good Service.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 25o Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Henley, Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Gower.
Comes Cornwallis.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

E. of Gedolphin takes the Oaths.

Francis Earl of Godolphin took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Hammersley to enter into Recognizance on King's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Mr. Hugh Hamersley may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Henry King Esquire, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he residing in Ireland:"

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

Barry against Wheatley & al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein James Barry Esquire is Appellant, and Thomas Wheatley and others are Respondents:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the 3d vacant Day for Causes after the Recess at Christmas.

East India Goods and Naval Stores, &c. Accounts delivered.

The House being informed, "That some of the Commissioners of the Customs attended:"

They were called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to several Acts of Parliament,

"The Return of the said Commissioners; with an Account of prohibited East India Goods brought into, and delivered for Exportation out of, the respective Warehouses in London and the Out Ports, from Michaelmas 1759, to Michaelmas 1760; also what remained at Michaelmas 1760; an Account of the like Goods delivered out of the respective Warehouses in London, to be dyed, glazed, &c.; and an Account of Naval Stores imported from Russia, for the same Time; also an Account of the Number of Ships which have been employed in the Whale Fishery for the Year 1760; with their respective Names, &c."

And then they were directed to withdraw.

And the Titles thereof were read, by the Clerk, as follow:

"1. An Account of prohibited East India Goods brought into the East India Warehouses in Saint Hellens, in the Port of London, since Michaelmas 1759; also what have been exported from that Time, and what remained at Michaelmas 1760."

"2. An Account of prohibited East India Goods brought into the East India Warehouses in Leadenhall and Billeter Lane, in the Port of London, since Michaelmas 1759; also what have been exported from that Time, and what remained at Michaelmas 1760."

"3. An Account of prohibited East India Goods remaining in His Majesty's Warehouse in the Port of London at Michaelmas 1759; what have been since brought in, what exported, as also what remained at Michaelmas 1760."

"4. An Account of East India Goods prohibited to be worn in this Kingdom, in the respective Warehouses in the Out Ports, at Michaelmas 1759; what have been since brought in, what exported, as also what remained at Michaelmas 1760."

"5. An Account of prohibited East India Goods which have been delivered out of the Warehouses at St. Hellens, Leadenhall, Billeter Lane, and Customhouse, in the Port of London, since Michaelmas 1759, in order to be dyed, glazed, &c.; what have been returned, and what remained at Michaelmas 1760."

"6. An Account of Naval Stores imported from Russia into the Port of London, from Michaelmas 1759, to Michaelmas 1760."

"7. An Account of Naval Stores imported from Russia into the Ports of England (commonly called the Out Ports), from Michaelmas 1759, to Michaelmas 1760."

"8. An Account of the Number of Ships which have been employed in the Whale Fishery to Davis's Streights and The Greenland Seas, with their respective Names and Burdens; from whence they were sitted out, and at what Port in Great Britain they were discharged; and also what Quantity of Oil or Whale Fins each Ship has imported in the Year 1760."

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 28o Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Litch & Cov.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Henley, Custos Magni Sigilli.
March. Lothian.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Fauconberg.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Harwich.

PRAYERS.

Farrell against Crosble.

The Answer of Edward Crosbie and Frances his Wife, to the Appeal of Edward Farrell Esquire, was brought in.

Lords take the Oaths.

The Lords following took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes:

James Earl of Findlater and Seafield.

George Earl of Aberdeen.

Washington Earl Ferrers.

Wills Lord Harwich.

Orphans Fund and London Bridge Accompts delivered.

The House being informed, "That the Chamberlain of the City of London attended:"

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to the Directions of Two Acts of Parliament,

"An Accompt of the Surplus of the Fund for the Relief of the Orphans and other Creditors of the City of London, on the 5th Day of July 1760."

And also, "The State of the Accompt of Money received and paid in Pursuance of the Act to improve, widen, and enlarge, the Passage over and through London Bridge, from the 28th November 1759 (exclusive), to the 26th of November 1760 (inclusive)."

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, primum diem Decembris, jam prox. sequen. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.