House of Lords Journal Volume 30
March 1761

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 30: March 1761', Journal of the House of Lords volume 30: 1760-1764 (1767-1830), pp. 74-101. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114499 Date accessed: 31 October 2014.


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March 1761

DIE Lunæ, 2o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Somerset.
March. Lothian.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Bath.
Comes Powis.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Ryton Enclosure, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Waste Grounds, and Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Ryton, otherwise Ruyton upon Dunsmore, in the County of Warwick," was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Exhall Enclosure, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Pastures, Meadows, and other Grounds, within the Parish of Exhall, in the County of the City of Coventry," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Croydon Church to repair, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Parish Church of Croydon, in the County of Surrey," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Williams's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the settled Estate of John Williams Esquire, in the County of Essex, in Trustees, to be sold, for raising Money to discharge Encumbrances; and laying out the Surplus in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses limited of the said settled Estate."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereto.

E. Sandwich et al. and Mr. Rigby, to qualify here for an Office in Ireland, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Earl of Sandwich, Welbore Ellis Esquire, and Robert Nugent Esquire, to take in Great Britain the Oath of Office, as Vice Treasurer and Receiver General and Paymaster General of all His Majesty's Revenues in the Kingdom of Ireland; and to enable Richard Rigby Esquire to take in Great Britain the Oath of Office, as Keeper and Master of the Rolls of the Court of Chancery in the said Kingdom, and Clerk, Keeper, or Master, of the Rolls, Books, Writs, and Records, of the said Court; and to qualify themselves for the Enjoyment of the said Offices."

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

L. Privy Seal.
D. Somerset.
M. Lothian.
E. Northampton.
E. Denbigh.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Bath.
E. Egremont.
E. Cornwallis.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Delamer.
L. Foley.
L. Sandys.

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

E. Harrington's Petition to be included in the said Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of William Earl of Harrington; taking Notice of the said Bill; and praying, "That Provision may be made therein, to enable him to take in Great Britain the Oath of Office as Customer and Collector of the Customs and Subsidies, in the Ports of Dublin, Skerrys, Malabide, and Wicklow, in the Kingdom of Ireland; and to qualify himself for the Enjoyment of the said Offices:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Lords Committees to whom the said Bill stands committed.

Coinage Duties to continue, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Duties for Encouragement of the Coinage of Money."

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

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

Abkettleby Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields of Abkettleby, in the County of Leicester, and all the Lands and Grounds within the same Fields;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Insolvent Debtors Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Ansty Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields of Ansty, in the County of Leicester."

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

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

Colquhoun & al against Wilson & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of James Colquhoun Merchant and Eldest Baillie, James Flint Surgeon, Second Baillie, Alexander Connel Merchant and Dean of Guild, James Mackean Merchant, William Wilson Senior Wright or Carpenter, William Wallace Stampmaster, Robert Martin Wright or Carpenter, Robert Colquhoun Shoe-maker, and Robert Wilson Taylor, Magistrates and Counsellors of the Borough of Dumbarton; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 19th Day of February last; and praying, "That the same may be reversed; or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House shall seem meet; and that William Wilson Junior Wright in Dumbarton, Frederick Campbell Esquire, Captain John Noble, James Duncanson, and Collen Mackay, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said William Wilson Junior' Frederick Campbell, Captain John Noble, James Duncanson, and Collen Mackay, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 30th Day of this Instant March; and Service of this Order upon their known Agents or Solicitors before the Court of Session in Scotland shall be deemed good Service.

Message from H. C. to return the E. of Dartmouth's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Charles Mordaunt and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of the Right Honourable William Earl of Dartmouth, and Frances Katherine Countess of Dartmouth his Wife, in the City of London, and County of Middlesex, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money to arise thereby in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses as the said settled Estates now stand limited;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Visc. Folkestone takes his Seat.

This Day William Viscount Folkestone sat first in Parliament, after the Death of his Father Jacob Viscount Folkestone; 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.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, tertium diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 3o Martii.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Newcastle.
March. Lothian.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Buckingham.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Leinster.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Talbot.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

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; commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure, they attend Him immediately, in this House."

Who being come, with their Speaker;

He, after a short Introduction, delivered to the Clerk Assistant the Bill for encouraging the Trade of the Sugar Colonies, and the Bill for granting a Sum of Money to the late Earl Marischall; who brought them to the Table; where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those and the other Bills to be passed, as follow:

Bills passed.

"1. An Act to continue an Act made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for the better securing and encouraging the Trade of His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America."

"2. An Act to enable His Majesty to grant unto George Keith, late Earl Marischall, a Sum therein limited, out of the Principal Money and Interest now remaining due to the Publick on Account of the Purchase-money of certain Parts of the forfeited Estates of the said late Earl."

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."

"3. An Act for extending an Act intituled, An Act to discontinue, for a limited Time, the Duties payable on Tallow imported from Ireland, to Hogs Lard and Grease."

"4. An Act to enable His Majesty to make Leases and Copies of Offices, Lands, and Hereditaments, Parcel of His Dutchy of Cornwall, or annexed to the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"5. 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 omited to register, or to deliver in, their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law; and for giving further Time for those Purposes."

"6. An Act to amend an Act passed in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, concerning the Qualification of Justices of the Peace; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"7. An Act to extend the Provisions relating to the holding of Courts Martial, and to the Punishment of Offences committed in The East Indies, contained in the Act made in the Twenty-seventh Year of His late Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion of Officers and Soldiers in the Service of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to The East Indies; and for the Punishment of Offences committed in The East Indies, or at the Island of Saint Helena, to the said Company's Settlement of Fort Marlborough, and to such other principal Settlements wherein the said Company may be hereafter empowered to hold Courts of Judicature."

"8. An Act for enlightening the Streets within the City of Exeter and Suburbs thereof."

"9. An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Eastern End of the Borough of Grampound in the County of Cornwall, through the Towns of Saint Austell and Lostwithiel, and from thence to the East End of The Western Taphouse-Lane in the said County."

"10. An Act for making, widening, and repairing, a Road from the North-East Side of the Goswell Street Road, next Islington, in the County of Middlesex, and near to the Road called The New Road, over the Fields and Grounds, to Old Street Road, opposite to The Dog-house Bar, and at and from The Dog-house Bar to the End of Chiswell Street by The Artillery Ground."

"11. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the East End of West Tap-house Lane to the Borough of Liskeard, and from thence to CoombRow House; and also the Road from the said Borough of Liskeard to Crafthole, and from thence to Crimble Passage and Tar Point, and from Crafthole aforesaid to Saint German's Beacon; in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon."

"12. An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Dyed Way to Somerton, and from Gawbridge to Tintinbull Fords, and from a Stream of Water called Ford to Cartgate in Martock, in the County of Somerset."

"13. An Act for continuing and amending an Act made in the Sixteenth Year of His late Majesty's Reign, for repairing the Highways from the City of Gloucester to the Top of Birdlip Hill, and from the Foot of the said Hill to the Top of Crickley Hill."

"14. An Act for amending the Road from Sacred Gate in the Parish of Thorngumbald to Pattrington Creek or Haven; and from the Guide Post in Winestead to Frodingham Gate in or near Widow Branton's Farm, in the County of York; and for scouring and cleansing the said Creek or Haven."

"15. An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from Fisherton Bridge to the Turnpike Road at Willoughby Hedge in West Knoyle, and from Wilton Bridge to the Turnpike Road at the West End of Heytesbury, and also the Road from the Turnpike Road at the Top of Red Hone Hill in the Parish of Urshfont to the Mile Stone at the Western End of Fisherton Street, in the County of Wilts."

"16. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Traveller's Rest in the Parish of Ashburton to Newton Bushel, and from thence to Forches otherwise Forger's Cross, in the Parish of Highweek, in the County of Devon."

"17. An Act for discontinuing the Use of a Road in the Parish of Great Packington in the County of Warwick; and for preventing the Trustees appointed to put in Execution an Act passed in the Thirty-third Year of His late Majesty's Reign, for repairing the Road from Stone Bridge to Castle Bromwich, from erecting a Gate or Turnpike between Stone Bridge and the Place where the Road turns off to Coleshill, in the County of Warwick."

"18. An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act passed in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from Leeds to Sheffield, in the County of York."

"19. An Act to explain and amend so much of an Act passed in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, the Powers granted by several Acts of Parliament, for repairing several Roads leading to the City of Bath, and for amending several other Roads near the said City," as directs the laying-out a new Road from the Bridge at Bath to Rush Hill."

"20. An Act for amending and widening the Road leading from the Town of Falmouth in the County of Cornwall, through the Towns of Penryn, Helston, and Marazion, and from thence to and over Marazion River and Bridge, and Two Hundred Feet to the Westward of the said River and Bridge."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"21. An Act for the dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, and the Open Meadow Pasture, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Rearsby, in the County of Leicester."

"22. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common or Waste Ground, and other Commonable Places; in the Parish of Hinton, otherwise Hinton Walrish, in the County of Berks."

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

"24. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Common Fields, and Common Meadows, and a Common Hill, called Snowshill Hill, lying within the Manor of Snowshill, in the County of Gloucester."

"25. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Parish, Township, and Liberties, of Morton Pinkney, in the County of Northampton."

"26. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Commons, and Waste Grounds, lying in the Parish and within the Precincts of the Manor of Langton Herring, in the County of Dorset."

"27. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, Grange Lands, and Waste Grounds, of and in the Manor and Parish of Eydon, in the County of Northampton."

"28. An Act for the dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields in the Hamlet of Pailton, in the Parish of Monks Kirby, in the County of Warwick."

"29. An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of the Right Honourable William Earl of Dartmouth and Frances Katherine Countess of Dartmouth his Wife, in the City of London and County of Middlesex, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money to arise thereby in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses as the said settled Estates now stand limited.

"30. An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estate of William Thornton Esquire, in the County of York, in him, in Fee-simple, discharged of the Uses of his Marriage Settlement; and for settling other Lands, of greater Value, to the same Uses."

"31. An Act to enable Capel Hanbury Esquire and George Hanbury Esquire, for themselves and their respective Issue Male, to make an Exchange of their settled Estates in the County of Monmouth; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"32. An Act for rendering effectual an Agreement, for making a Partition of several Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the County of Leicester, late the Estates of James Sherard Doctor of Physick, and Robert Freeman Gentleman, deceased; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"33. An Act for enabling the acting Trustees and Executors of William Lemon Esquire, deceased, to make Leases for Lives, or Years determinable on Deaths, of the Estates in the County of Cornwall, devised by his Will, or purchased in Pursuance thereof, respectively, during the Minority of his Grandsons and Nephews entitled to the same for the Time being; and for enabling the said Grandsons and Nephews when of Age, and the said Trustees during their Infancy, respectively, to make and grant Setts and Leases of Mines, according to the Custom of the Country."

"34. An Act for confirming and establishing an exchange of Lands, agreed to be made, between Charles Tudway Esquire and the Archdeacon of Wells, in the County of Somerset."

"35. An Act to enable the Rector of the Parish and Parish Church of Saint Mary Newington Butts, in the County of Surrey, and his Successors, to grant a Lease or Leases of certain Glebe Lands belonging to the said Rectory."

"36. An Act for naturalizing Frederick Rasch and John Roger Siebel."

"37. An Act for naturalizing Jan Turner and August Gottlieh Pieschel."

"38. An Act for naturalizing Constantia Hampden Wife of Robert Hampden Esquire."

"39. An Act for naturalizing Benjamin Maisonneuve."

"40. An Act for naturalizing Nicholas Theaud."

"41. An Act for naturalizing Simon Baratty."

"42. An Act for naturalizing Anthony Villion."

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

"Soit sait comme il est desiré."

Then His Majesty was pleased to speak as follows:

His Majesty's Speech.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"Upon granting new Commissions to the Judges, the present State of their Offices fell naturally under Consideration.

"In Consequence of the Act passed in the Reign of My late glorious Predecessor King William the Third, for settling the Succession to the Crown in My Family, their Commissions have been made during their Goodbehaviour; but, notwithstanding that wife Provision, their Offices have determined upon the Demise of the Crown, or at the Expiration of Six Months afterwards, in every Instance of that Nature which has happened.

"I look upon the Independency and Uprightness of the Judges of the Land as essential to the impartial Administration of Justice, as one of the best Securities to the Rights and Liberties of My loving Subjects, and as most conducive to the Honour of the Crown: And I come now to recommend this interesting Object to the Consideration of Parliament, in order that such farther Provision may be made, for securing the Judges in the Enjoyment of their Offices during their Goodbehaviour, notwithstanding any such Demise, as shall be most expedient.

"Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"I must desire of you in particular, that I may be enabled to grant and establish upon the Judges such Salaries as I shall think proper, so as to be absolutely secured to them during the Continuance of their Commissions.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"I have nothing to add, but My Thanks for the great Unanimity and Application with which you have hitherto carried on the Publick Business; and to desire you to proceed with the same good Disposition, and with such Dispatch, that this Session may be soon brought to a happy Conclusion."

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Lords take the Oaths

John Earl of Westmorland and James Viscount Leinster took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes:

The Lord Chancellor reported His Majesty's Speech:

And the same being read by the Clerk:

Order for an Address, on His Majesty's Speech:

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; and to express our just Sense of this solid and generous Mark of His Majesty's tender Concern for the Rights and Liberties of His People, and the impartial Administration of Justice.

"To assure His Majesty, that, with Hearts full of Gratitude, we look upon this Measure as a strong Proof of what His Majesty was formerly graciously pleased to declare to Us, That the Civil and Religious Rights of His Subjects are equally dear to Him, with the most valuable Prerogatives of His Crown; and that this House will do every Thing on their Part to make His Majesty's publick-spirited Intentions effectual.

"To express our dutiful and grateful Acknowledgements for His Majesty's Gracious Approbation of our Proceedings hitherto; and to assure Him, that nothing shall be wanting, that depends upon us, to bring this Session to a happy and speedy Conclusion, answerable to His Majesty's just Expectations."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Newcastle.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Litchfield.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Halifax.
E. Egremont.
E. Hardwicke.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. B. Durham.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. Bangor.
L. Foley.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Mansfield.
L. Harwich.
L. Lyttelton.

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.

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

Address reported.

"Most Gracious Sovereign,

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

"The tender Concern which Your Majesty is pleased to express for the Rights and Liberties of Your People, and for the impartial Administration of Justice, fills our Minds with the sincerest Gratitude. We look upon your wife and just Sentiments, concerning the Independency and Uprightness of the Judges of the Land, as the strongest Proof of what Your Majesty has formerly declared to us, in Words the most affectionate that ever came from the Throne, That the Civil and Religious Rights of Your Subjects are equally dear to You with the most valuable of Your Royal Prerogatives. At the same Time, nothing can be a nobler Instance of Your true Greatness of Mind, than to esteem these Principles, as they truly are, the most conducive to the Honour of the Crown.

"We will not fail to take into our Consideration this important. Object of the Continuance of the Judges, notwithstanding any Demise of the Crown; and to do every Thing on our Part to make Your Majesty's publick-spirited Intentions effectual: Happy in having an Opportunity to do this by Your Majesty's free and voluntary Recommendation; and forming the most ardent Vows, that the Event wherein the Effect of such a Provision will be experienced may, by the Goodness of Providence to these Kingdoms, be removed for a long Course of Years.

"Permit us, on this Occasion, to renew to Your Majesty the most unfeigned Assurances of our inviolable Duty and Affection; and to express our thankful Acknowledgements for Your gracious Approbation of our Proceedings hitherto: Nothing can equal our Zeal for Your Majesty's Support; nor shall any Thing be wanting that depends upon us to bring this Session to a speedy and happy Conclusion, answerable to Your Majesty's just Expectations."

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.

Enclosure, Bill:

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir George Saville and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming Articles of Agreement, for enclosing Common or Waste Ground, within the Manor or Lordship of Heslington, in the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wappenham Enclosure, Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, Waste Grounds, and Commonable Lands, in the Manor and Parish of Wappenham, in the County of Northampton, exclusive of the Hamlet of Astwell and Faulcut in the said Parish," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

No more Appeals to be received this Session.

Ordered, That this House will receive no more Petitions of Appeal during this Session.

Dillon's Estate, to vest the Remainder in Fee of, in Mitchel's Trustee, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for divesting out of the Crown the Remainder in Fee of several Lands in Ireland, late the Estate of Martin Dillon Esquire; and for vesting the same in Carleton Whitelocke of the City of Dublin Esquire and his Heirs, in Trust for Henry Mitchel of the said City of Dublin Esquire, his Heirs and Assigns," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Coinage Duties to continue, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue the Duties for Encouragement of the Coinage of Money."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Mercurri, quartum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 4o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Rutland, Senescallus.
Comes Marchmont.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

His Majesty to be attended with the Address.

The Lord Steward 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 St. James's."

Morresby Enclosure, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing an Open Common within the Manor and Parish of Morresby, in the County of Cumberland," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Wardington Enclosure, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, within Wardington, Williamscott otherwise Willscott, and Coton otherwise Cotes, in the County of Oxford," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Wolverhampton, Road, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Road from the Town of Stone to Wordsley Green Gate, and from the West End of Bilston Street in Wolverhampton to The High Street opposite The Old Bush in Dudley, and from a Place called Burnt Tree near Dudley, to Birmingham, and from the Market-cross in Wolverhampton to Cannock, in the Counties of Stafford, Worcester, and Warwick," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

E. Sandwich & al. the E. of Harrington, and Mr. Rigby, to qualify here for Offices in Ireland, Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Earl of Sandwich, Welbore Ellis Esquire, and Robert Nugent Esquire, to take in Great Britain the Oath of Office, as Vice Treasurer and Receiver General and Paymaster General of all His Majesty's Revenues in the Kingdom of Ireland; and to enable Richard Rigby Esquire to take in Great Britain the Oath of Office, as Keeper and Master of the Rolls of the Court of Chancery in the said Kingdom, and Clerk, Keeper, or Master, of the Rolls, Books, Writs, and Records, of the said Court; and to qualify themselves for the Enjoyment of the said respective Offices," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto."

Which, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

Dalrymple against Stewart & al.

Upon reading the Petition of Walter Stewart Esquire and others, Respondents to an Appeal of David Dalrymple Esquire, which stands appointed to be heard on Friday next; praying, "In regard the Parties have but very lately received the Extract and Papers from Scotland; that the said Hearing may be postponed for a few Days, the Appellant's Agent having signed the said Petition, as consenting thereto:"

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off till this Day Sevennight.

Morgan & al. against E. Winchilsea et al.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Thomas Morgan Esquire and others are Appellants, and the Earl of Winchilsea and others are Respondents, which is appointed for this Day, be put off till Friday next.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, quintum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 5o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Newcastle.
March. Lothian.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Feversham.

PRAYERS.

Colquhoun against Wilson & al.

The Answer of William Wilson Junior, Frederick Campbell Esquire, Captain John Noble, James Duncanson, and Colin Mackay, to the Appeal of James Colquhoun Esquire and others, was brought in.

The King's Answer to Address.

The Lord Chancellor reported, "That the House did Yesterday present to His Majesty their humble Address; to which His Majesty was pleased to return the following most Gracious Answer:

"My Lords,

"I thank you for this very dutiful, grateful, and unanimous Address. I am very glad that what I have laid before you gives you so much Satisfaction."

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

East Lulworth Enclosure, Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing Articles of Agreement, for dividing and enclosing several Commons, Common Heaths, and Waste Grounds, in the adjoining Manors of East Lulworth and Combe Keynes, in the County of Dorset," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Norham Moor, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Grounds, called Norham Infields, and the Common or Waste called Norham Moor, within the Township of Norham, in the County of Durham," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto."

Which Amendment was read by the Clerk, as follows:

"Pr. 27. L. 37. After the Word ["paid"], insert ["provided that the said Shares and Allotments to be set off to the said Sir Thomas Haggerston and his Heirs, as aforesaid, shall not be charged with, or contributory to, the said Charges and Expenses attending the said Division or Allotment, or any Part or Proportion thereof, (except the Charges of employing and entertaining One of the Commissioners only from Time to Time,) such Charges to be ascertained by the other Commissioners, or any Three or more of them."]

And the said Amendment, being read a Second Time, was agreed to by the House.

Message from H. C. to return Pool Common, Montgomeryshire, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, enclosing, and allotting, the Moors, Commons, and Waste Grounds, called Pool Common, in the Manors of Lanverchidol and Stret Marcel, otherwise Street Marshall, in the Parishes of Pool and Guilsfield, in the County of Montgomery;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

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

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Plantation and Estate of John Walter Esquire and Newton his Wife (late Newton Walker Spinster), in the Island of Barbadoes, in Trustees, for raising Money, to be applied in purchasing of Stock, and for other Purposes, for the Improvement of the same Plantation and Estate;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Burton Pidsea Enclosure, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir George Savile and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing Articles of Agreement, for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields in Burton Pidsea in Holderness, in the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

E. Sandwich & al. E. of Harrington, and Mr. Rigby, to qualify here for Offices in Ireland, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Earl of Sandwich, Welbore Ellis Esquire, and Robert Nugent Esquire, to take in Great Britain the Oath of Office, as Vice Treasurer and Receiver General and Paymaster General of all His Majesty's Revenues in the Kingdom of Ireland; and to enable William Earl of Harrington to take in Great Britain the Oath of Office, as Customer and Collector of the Ports of Dublin, Skerrys, Malahide, and Wicklow, in the said Kingdom; and to enable Richard Rigby Esquire to take in Great Britain the Oath of Office, as Keeper and Master of the Rolls of the Court of Chancery in the said Kingdom, and Clerk, Keeper, or Master, of the Rolls, Books, Writs, and Records of the said Court; and to qualify themselves for the Enjoyment of the said respective Offices."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereto.

Coinage Duties to continue, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Duties for Encouragement of the Coinage of Money."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Dillon's Estate, to vest the Remainder in Fee of in Mitchel's Trustee, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for divesting out of the Crown the Remainder in Fee of several Lands in Ireland, late the Estate of Martin Dillon Esquire; and for vesting the same in Carleton Whitelocke of the City of Dublin Esquire, and his Heirs, in Trust for Henry Mitchell of the said City of Dublin Esquire, his Heirs and Assigns."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Wappenham Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, Waste Grounds, and Commonable Lands, in the Manor and Parish of Wappenham, in the County of Northampton, exclusive of the Hamlet of Astwell and Faulcut, in the said Parish."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Croydon Church, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Parish Church of Croydon, in the County of Surrey."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Exhall Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Pastures, Meadows, and other Grounds, within the Parish of Exhall, in the County of the City of Coventry."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Ryton Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Waste Grounds, and Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Ryton, otherwise Ruyton upon Dunsmore, in the County of Warwick."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Wolverhampton Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Roads from the Town of Stone to Wordsley Green Gate, and from the West End of Bilston Street in Wolverhampton to the High Street opposite The Old Bush in Dudley, and from a Place called Burnt Tree near Dudley, to Birmingham, and from The Market Cross in Wolverhampton to Cannock, in the Counties of Stafford, Worcester, and Warwick."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Morresby Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing an Open Common within the Manor and Parish of Morresby, in the County of Cumberland."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Wardington Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Ground, within Wardington, Williamscott otherwise Willscott, and Coton otherwise Cotes, in the County of Oxford."

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 Nine preceding Bills.

And Messages were severally ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

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

Abkettleby Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields of Abkettleby, in the County of Leicester, and all the Lands and Grounds within the same Fields."

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

D. Newcastle.
M. Lothian.
E. Suffolk.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E. Powis.
E. Hertford.
E. Guilford.
L. B. Durham.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. Rochester.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Ducie.
L. Anson.

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

Heslington Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming Articles of Agreement, for enclosing Common or Waste Ground within the Manor or Lordship of Heslington, in the County of York."

Protocol relating to the Hessian Treaty delivered.

The Earl of Holdernesse (by His Majesty's Command) presented to the House a Paper, intituled,

"Copy, Protocol, March 3d, 1761;" and Translation.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the said Copy and Translation do lie on the Table.

Message from the King:

The Earl of Holdernesse acquainted the House, "That he had a Message from His Majesty, under His Royal Sign Manual; which His Majesty had commanded him to deliver to their Lordships."

And the same was read, by the Lord Chancellor, and is as follows:

"GEORGE R.

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

"G. R."

Address thereupon.

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

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

Northfleet and Gravesend Road, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Wyndham Knatchbull and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for rendering more effectual several, Acts passed in the Tenth Year of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, in the Eleventh Year of His late Majesty King George the First, and in the Eleventh Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, for enlarging, amending, and maintaining, the Road from Dartford to Northfleet and Gravesend, and from Gravesend to Chalk, and from Northfleet to Chalk, and from thence to The Stones End near the Parish Church of Strood, in the County of Kent;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Urquhart to enter into a Recognizance on the Appeal of Colquhoun & al.

The House being moved, "That Mr. George Urquhart may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for James Colquboun and others, Magistrates and Counsellors of Dumbarton, on account of their Appeal depending in this House; they living in Scotland:"

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, sextum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 6o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Lothian.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Morton.
Comes Moray.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bath.
Comes Gower.
Comes Powis.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Hyde.

PRAYERS.

The King's Answer to Address.

The Lord Steward reported, "That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) presented to His Majesty the Address of this House of Yesterday; and that, in Answer thereto, His Majesty was pleased to say, That He thanks the House of Lords, for this dutiful and affectionate Address, and for the Trust they have reposed in Him."

Colquhoun & al. against Wilson & al.

The House being moved, "That Friday the 13th Day of this Instant March may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein James Colquhoun Merchant and others are Appellants, and William Wilson Junior and others Respondents:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Friday the 13th Day of this Instant March, as desired.

No more Causes to be heard this Session.

Ordered, That this House will hear no more Causes this Session, after the Cause now appointed.

Morgan & al. against E. of Winchilsea & al.:

The House being informed, "That the Parties in the Cause wherein Thomas Morgan Esquire and others are Appellants, and the Earl of Winchilsea and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for this Day, had not yet been able to perfect their Agreement, and were desirous that the Hearing of the same might be put off till next Session:"

Hearing put off till next Session.

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

Message from H. C. to return L. Bolingbroke's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estate of Frederick Viscount Bo lingbroke, in the County of Kent, in Trustees, to be sold; and for settling an Estate in the County of Surrey, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof; and for empowering him to sell other Part of the said Kentish Estate, for the Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

East Lulworth, Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing Articles of Agreement, for dividing and enclosing several Commons, Common Heaths, and Waste Grounds, in the adjoining Manors of East Lulworth and Combe Keynes, in the County of Dorset."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Norham Moor, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Grounds, called Norham Infields, and the Common or Waste called Norham Moor, within the Township of Norham, in the County of Durham."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

To carry down the said Bill; and acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the same, with One Amendment; to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Burton Pidsea, Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing Articles of Agreement, for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields in Burton Pidsea in Holderness, in the County of York."

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

D. Argyll.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Lothian.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Hardwicke.
Ld. Bp. Durham.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. Bangor.
Ld. Delawar.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Delamer.
L. Sandys.

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

Heslington, Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming Articles of Agreement, for enclosing Common or Waste Ground, within the Manor or Lordship of Heslington, in the County of York."

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

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

Northfleet and Gravesend, Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for rendering more effectual several Acts, passed in the Tenth Year of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, in the Eleventh Year of His late Majesty King George the First, and in the Eleventh Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, for enlarging, amending, and maintaining, the Road from Dartford to Northfleet and Gravesend, and from Gravesend to Chalk, and from Northfleet to Chalk, and from thence to The Stones End near the Parish Church of Strood, in the County of Kent."

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

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

Appleby and other Roads, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Major General (fn. 1) Stanvix and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from the Borough of Appleby, in the County of Westmorland, through the Township of Orton, to Kirby Kendal, and from Orton to the Turnpike Road near Shapp, and from Highgate near Tebay, in a Part of the Highway between Appleby and Kirby Kendal, through the Town of Kirby Steven, to the Town of Market Brough, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Pool Common, Montgomeryshire, Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons, to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, enclosing, and allotting, the Moors, Commons, and Waste Grounds, called Pool Common, in the Manors of Lanverchidol and Stret Marcel, otherwise Street Marshal, in the Parishes of Pool and Guilsfield, in the County of Montgomery."

And the same, being read Three Times, were agreed to.

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers, to acquaint them therewith.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, nonum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 9o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Bridgwater.
March. Lothian.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Donbigh.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Morton.
Comes Moray.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Gower.
Comes Powis.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Talbot.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Mansfield.

PRAYERS.

Ansty, Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields of Ansty, in the County of Leicester," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Abkettleby, Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields of Abkettleby, in the County of Leicester, and all the Lands and Grounds within the same Fields," was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Fringford, Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields in the Parish of Fringford, otherwise Ferringford, in the County of Oxford," was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Game in Scotland, Preservation of, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Preservation of the Game in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland; and for repealing Part of an Act passed in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for the better Preservation of the Game in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Militia, Pay and Cloathing, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for applying the Money granted in this Session of Parliament, towards defraying the Charge of the Pay of the Militia of that Part of Great Britain called England, when unembodied, and of the Cloathing of the Part of the said Militia now unembodied, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-one;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return Norham Moor Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Walter Blackett and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Grounds called Norham Infields, and the Common or Waste called Norham Moor, within the Township of Norham, in the County of Durham;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Beverley Road, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir George Savile and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and amending the Road from Whitecross in the Parish of Leven in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York, to the Town of Beverley in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Gatherlev Moor, &c. Road, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir George Savile and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Roads from the Turnpike Road upon Gatherley Moor in the County of York, to Staindrop in the County of Durham, and from the said Turnpike Road near Smallways, across the River Tees, to Winston in the said County of Durham; and for building a Bridge over the said River, at or near Winston Ford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

List of the Peers of Scotland, referred to the Committee of Privileges to make up.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges, to consider of, and make up, a List of the Peers of Scotland at the Time of the Union, whose Peerages are still continuing; and that the said Committee have Power to summon all proper Persons before them; and to report to the House, from Time to Time, as they shall think fit.

Their Lordships, or any Seven of them; to meet in the House of Peers, on Monday next; and to adjourn as they please.

Ordered, That a List of the Peerage of Scotland, as it stood on the First Day of May 1707, which was laid before this House pursuant to an Order of the 22d of December 1707, and also the Return of the Lords of Session in Scotland to an Order of the 12th of June 1739, requiring them to make up, and lay before this House, a Roll or List of the Peers of Scotland at the Time of the Union whose Peerages are still continuing, and to state, as far as they shall be able, in such Roll or List, the particular Limitations of such Peerages, be referred to the said Committee.

Appleby Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Borough of Appleby in the County of Westmorland, through the Township of Orton, to Kirby Kendal, and from Orton to the Turnpike Road near Shapp, and from Highgate near Tebay, in a Part of the Highway between Appleby and Kirby Kendal, through the Town of Kirby Steven, to the Town of Market Brough in the said County."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Bedford.
D. Argyll.
M. Lothian.
E. Denbigh.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Litchfield.
E. Morton.
E. Findlater.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Guilford.
Vis. Say & Sele.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. B. Lincoln.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
Ld. Delawar.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Delamer.
L. Foley.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, decimum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 10o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
March. Lothian.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Bath.
Comes Powis.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Cornwallis.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Burton Pidsea, Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing Articles of Agreement, for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields in Burton Pidsea [ (fn. 2) in Holderness], in the County of York," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Northfleet and Gravesend, Road Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for rendering more effectual several Acts, passed in the Tenth Year of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, in the Eleventh Year of His late Majesty King George the First, and in the Eleventh Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, for enlarging, amending, and maintaining, the Road from Dartford to Northfleet and Gravesend, and from Gravesend to Chalk, and from Northfleet to Chalk, and from thence to The Stones End near the Parish Church of Strood, in the County of Kent," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ansty, Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields of Ansty, in the County of Leicester,"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Abkettleby, Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields of Abkettleby, in the County of Leicester, and all the Lands and Grounds within the same Fields."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Fringford, Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields in the Parish of Fringford, otherwise Ferringford, in the County of Oxford."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Gatherley Moor, &c. Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Roads from the Turnpike Road upon Gatherley Moor in the County of York, to Staindrop in the County of Durham, and from the said Turnpike Road near Smallways, across the River Tees, to Winston in the said County of Durham; and for building a Bridge over the said River, at or near Winston Ford."

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

M. Lothian.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Litchfield.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Marchmont.
E. Bath.
E. Cornwallis.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. B. Lincoln.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
Ld. Willoughby Par.
L. Clifton.
L. Delamer.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.

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

Beverley, Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from Whitecross in the Parish of Leven in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York, to the Town of Beverley in the said County."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Preservation of the Game in Scotland, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Preservation of the Game in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland; and for repealing Part of an Act passed in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for the better Preservation of the Game in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland."

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

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

Insolvent Debtors, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Relief of Insolvent Debtors."

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

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

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 the Pay of the Militia of that Part of Great Britain called England when unembodied, and of the Cloathing of the Part of the said Militia now unembodied, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-one."

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

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, undecimum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 11o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Landav.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Sondes.

PRAYERS.

Appleby Roads, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Borough of Appleby in the County of Westmorland, through the Township of Orton to Kirby Kendal, and from Orton to the Turnpike Road near Shapp, and from Highgate near Tebay, in a Part of the Highway between Appleby and Kirby Kendal, through the Town of Kirby Steven, to the Town of Market Brough in the said County," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Whitehaven Harbour, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing so much of an Act, passed in the Thirteenth Year of King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual Two Acts of Parliament, passed in the Seventh and Tenth Years of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, for preserving and enlarging the Harbour of Whitehaven, in the County of Cumberland; and for repairing and amending the High Roads leading to the said Harbour and Town of Whitehaven," as relates to the preserving and enlarging of the said Harbour;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return Clarke's and Bouverie's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for selling divers Lands and Hereditaments, in London, Middlesex, Surrey, Berkshire, and Northamptonshire, devised by the Wills of Bartholomew Clarke and Hitch Younge Esquires; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled, in Lieu thereof, to the Uses of the said Wills, respectively;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Northfleet and Gravesend, Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for rendering more effectual several Acts, passed in the Tenth Year of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, in the Eleventh Year of His late Majesty King George the First, and in the Eleventh Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, for enlarging, amending, and maintaining, the Road from Dartford to Northfleet and Gravesend, and from Gravesend to Chalk, and from Northfleet to Chalk, and from thence to The Stones End near the Parish Church of Strood, in the County of Kent."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Burton Pidsea, Enclosure Bill:

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

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Colquhoun & al. against Wilson & al.; Pet. to put off Hearing rejected.

A Petition of George Urquhart, Agent for James Colquhoun and others, Magistrates of Dumbarton, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, which stands appointed for hearing on Friday next, was presented, and read; alleging, "That the Decree, or Exhibits, not being come to the Petitioner's Hands, it will be impossible for him to prepare for the said Hearing by Friday next;" and therefore praying, That their Lordships would be pleased to put off the Hearing of this Cause till next Session, or to such further Day in this Session, as their Lordships shall think fit."

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

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the said Petition be rejected.

Adderley against Hodgson: Writ of Error.

The Lord Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, in the usual Manner, delivered in a Writ of Error; wherein

Thomas Adderley is Plaintiff, and Joseph Hodgson is Defendant.

Game in Scotland, for Preservation of, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Preservation of the Game in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland; and for repealing Part of an Act passed in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for the better Preservation of the Game in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Dalrymple against Stewart & al.; Appeal dismissed.

This Day being appointed, for hearing the Cause upon the Petition and Appeal of David Dalrymple Esquire, Advocate; complaining of Part of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 10th Day of February last; and praying, "That the same might be reversed or altered; or that this House would give the Appellant such other Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships should seem meet;" to which Appeal Walter Stewart Esquire, Lieutenant James Stewart, William Rorison, George Campbell, Lieutenant William Agnew, Nathaniel Duke Esquire, and Captain William Stewart, are Respondents:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And the Counsel for the Respondents objected to the proceeding on this Appeal; insisting, "That the Appellant had waived his Appeal, by preferring a Reclaiming Petition to the Lords of Session, against the whole Interlocutor, since the bringing of the said Appeal, which the Appellant himself stopped the Court from proceeding upon, by giving Notice of an Appeal depending."

And One Counsel of a Side having been heard upon the said Objection;

And being withdrawn:

It is Declared, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Appellant has waived his Appeal, which was presented to this House on the 16th Day of February last, against Part of the said Interlocutor only, by preferring a Reclaiming Petition to the said Lords of Session, against the whole Interlocutor, on the 18th of the same Month: And it is therefore Ordered, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and the same is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the said Interlocutor be in the mean Time carried into Execution.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, duodecimum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 12o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Landav.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Guilford.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.

PRAYERS.

Appleby, Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Borough of Appleby in the County of Westmorland, through the Township of Orton, to Kirby Kendal, and from Orton to the Turnpike Road near Shapp, and from Highgate near Tebay, in a Part of the Highway between Appleby and Kirby Kendal, through the Town of Kirby Steven, to the Town of Market Brough in the said County."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Game in Scotland, for Preservation of, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Preservation of the Game in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland; and for repealing Part of an Act, passed in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for the better Preservation of the Game in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland."

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

"Pr. 2. L. 2. After ["Sheriff"], insert ["Depute"].

"L. 18. Leave out ["Justice"], and insert ["Justices"].

"L. 19. After ["Sheriff"], insert ["Depute as aforesaid"].

"L. 22. Leave out ["Justice"], and insert ["Justices"].

L. 27. After ["Sheriff"], insert ["Depute."]

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

Insolvent Debtors, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Relief of Insolvent Debtors."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Willoughby of Parham 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, Pay and Cloathing, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for applying the Money granted in this Session of Parliament, towards defraying the Charge of the Pay of the Militia of that Part of Great Britain called England, when unembodied, and of the Cloathing of the Part of the said Militia now unembodied, for One Year, beginning the Twentyfifth Day of March, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-one."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Tracey, to sell Dodwell's Estate, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for selling divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the City of London, and in the Counties of Middlesex, Kent, Buckingham, and Somerset, devised by the Will of Sir William Dodwell Knight, deceased, and purchased in Pursuance thereof, respectively; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in purchasing other Lands and Hereditaments, in or near the County of Gloucester, to be settled, in Lieu thereof, to the Uses of the said Will;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, decimum tertium diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 13o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Somerset.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Fauconberg.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Mansfield.

PRAYERS.

Gatherley Moor, &c. Roads, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Roads from the Turnpike Road upon Gatherley Moor in the County of York, to Staindrop in the County of Durham, and from the said Turnpike Road near Smallways, across the River Tees, to Winston in the said County of Durham; and for building a Bridge over the said River, at or near Winston Ford," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Beverley, Road Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and amending the Road leading from Whitecross in the Parish of Leven in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York, to the Town of Beverley in the said County," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Messages from H. C. to return the Bill for the E. of Sandwich & al. the E. of Harrington, and Mr. Rigby, to qualify here for Offices in Ireland;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Earl of Sandwich, Welbore Ellis Esquire, and Robert Nugent Esquire, to take in Great Britain the Oath of Office, as Vice Treasurer and Receiver General and Paymaster General of all His Majesty's Revenues in the Kingdom of Ireland; and to enable William Earl of Harrington to take in Great Britain the Oath of Office, as Customer and Collector of the Ports of Dublin, Skerrys, Malahide, and Wicklow, in the said Kingdom; and to enable Richard Rigby Esquire to take in Great Britain the Oath of Office, as Keeper and Master of the Rolls of the Court of Chancery in the said Kingdom, and Clerk, Keeper, or Master, of the Rolls, Books, Writs, and Records, of the said Court; and to qualify themselves for the Enjoyment of the said respective Offices;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Willis's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Edmund Isham and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for selling a Messuage and Lands in Whaddon, in the County of Bucks, settled by the late Brown Willis Esquire, on the Marriage of his Son; and for purchasing another Estate, in Lieu thereof, to be settled to the same Uses;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments; to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Insolvent Debtors, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Relief of Insolvent Debtors."

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 the Pay of the Militia of that Part of Great Britain called England, when unembodied, and of the Cloathing of the Part of the said Militia now unembodied, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-one."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Game in Scotland, for Preservation of, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Preservation of the Game in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland; and for repealing Part of an Act passed in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for the better Preservation of the Game in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

Whitehaven Harbour, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing so much of an Act, passed in the Thirteenth Year of King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual Two Acts of Parliament, passed in the Seventh and Tenth Years of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, for preserving and enlarging the Harbour of Whitehaven, in the County of Cumberland; and for repairing and amending the High Roads leading to the said Harbour and Town of Whitehaven," as relates to the preserving and enlarging of the said Harbour."

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

D. Somerset.
E. Litchfield.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Findlater.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Fauconberg.
Vis. Say & Sele.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. B. Landaff.
L. B. Peterborough.
Ld. Willoughby Par.
L. Clifton.
L. Delamer.
L. Sandys.

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

Colquhoun & al. Magistrates of Dunbarton, against Wilson & al.:

Counsel (according to Order) were called in to be heard, in the Cause wherein James Colquhoun Merchant and others are Appellants, and William Wilson Junior and others are Respondents, being an Appeal from an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 19th of February last.

And the First Counsel for the Appellants acquainted the House, "That their Lordships having, upon a former Occasion, determined that a Reclaiming Petition preferred to the Court of Session in Scotland, after an Appeal presented to this House, was a Waiver of the said Appeal, he thought it his Duty to acquaint their Lordships, that the same had been done in the present Case, which he did not know when he signed the Appellants Case (the Extract of the Proceedings below not arriving till Yesterday)."

And the Counsel for the Respondents having been asked, "Whether they, in this Case, thought fit to insist upon the said Objection?"

And they thereupon desiring to waive the same, and to proceed upon the Merits of the Cause:

The Counsel on both Sides were fully heard, upon the Merits.

And being withdrawn:

The following Order and Judgement was made:

Judgement affirmed, with Costs.

"After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of James Colquhoun Merchant and Eldest Baillie, James Flint Surgeon, Second Baillie, Alexander Connel Merchant and Dean of Guild, James Mackean Merchant, William Wilson Senior Wright or Carpenter, William Wallace Stampmaster, Robert Martin Wright or Carpenter, Robert Colquhoun Shoe-maker, and Robert Wilson Taylor, Magistrates and Counsellors of the Borough of Dumbarton; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 19th Day of February last; and praying, that the same might be reversed, or that the Appellants might have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House should seem meet: As also upon the Answer of William Wilson Junior Wright in Dumbarton, Frederick Campbell Esquire, Captain John Noble, James Duncanson, and Colin Mackay, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause: It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the said Interlocutor therein complained of be, and the same is hereby, affirmed: and it is further Ordered, That the Appellants do pay, or cause to be paid, to the Respondents, the Sum of One Hundred Pounds, for their Costs in respect of the said Appeal."

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, decimum sextum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 16o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Morton.
Comes Moray.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bath.
Comes Buckingham.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Sondes.

PRAYERS.

Lords take the Oaths.

George Earl of Macclesfield and Thomas Earl of Effingham took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Dcclaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; their Lordships having first delivered in Certificates of their receiving the Sacrament, to the Truth whereof Witnesses were sworn and examined.

List of Peers of Scotland; Report of Committee of Privileges appointed to make up:

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees for Privileges, to whom it was referred to consider of, and make up, a List of the Peers of Scotland at the Time of the Union, whose Peerages are still continuing: "That the Committee have met, to consider the Matter to them referred; and are of Opinion,

"That the Committee of Privileges be directed to meet, to consider further of this Matter, on the Second Monday in the First Session of the next Parliament:

Persons assuming Titles, ordered to attend.

"And that an Order be made, That William Alexander taking upon himself the Title of Earl of Stirling, Henry Borthwick taking upon himself the Title of Lord Borthwick, William Maclellan taking upon himself the Title of Lord Kircudbright, and John Rutherford and David Dury each of them severally taking upon himself the Title of Lord Rutherford, do attend this House, by themselves or by some Person properly authorized for them, on the Second Monday in the First Session of the next Parliament, to shew by what Authority, and upon what Grounds, they take upon themselves such Titles, respectively: And that the Lord Clerk Register of Scotland do cause a Copy of such Order to be affixed upon the Gate of the Palace of Holyrood House, and also upon the Doors of the Parliament House in Edinburgh."

Which Report, being read by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House; and ordered accordingly.

Heslington Enclosure, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming Articles of Agreement, for enclosing Common or Waste Ground, within the Manor or Lordship of Heslington, in the County of York," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Whitehaven Harbour, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing so much of an Act, passed in the Thirteenth Year of King George the Second, intituled, An Act for making more effectual Two Acts of Parliament, passed in the Seventh and Tenth Years of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, for preserving and enlarging the Harbour of Whitehaven, in the County of Cumberland, and for repairing and amending the High Roads leading to the said Harbour and Town of Whitehaven, as relates to the preserving and enlarging of the said Harbour," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Gatherley Moor, &c. Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Roads from the Turnpike Road upon Gatherley Moor in the County of York, to Staindrop in the County of Durham, and from the said Turnpike Road near Smallways, across the River Tees, to Winston in the said County of Durham; and for building a Bridge over the said River, at or near Winston Ford."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Beverley Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and amending the Road leading from Whitecross, in the Parish of Leven in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York, to the Town of Beverley in the said County."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Adderley against Hodgson; Plaintiff to assign Errors To morrow.

Upon reading the Petition of Joseph Hodgson, Defendant in a Writ of Error, which was brought into this House on Wednesday last, wherein Thomas Adderley is Plaintiff; praying, "In regard the said Writ of Error is brought merely for Delay, that the Plaintiff may be ordered to assign Errors by a short Day:"

It is Ordered, That the Plaintiff do assign Errors upon the said Writ of Error To-morrow.

Sinking Fund, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money, out of the Sinking Fund; and for applying certain Monies remaining in the Exchequer for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-one;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Aid of One Million, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty to raise the Sum of One Million, for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for exempting any Annuities, or Sums of Money, granted, or to be granted, to the Royal Family, from the Payment of Taxes;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Messages from H. C. to return the Bill for Preservation of the Game in Scotland;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Preservation of the Game in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland; and for repealing Part of an Act, passed in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for the better Preservation of the Game in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Williams's Bill:

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the settled Estate of John Williams Esquire, in the County of Essex, in Trustees, to be sold, for raising Money to discharge Encumbrances; and laying out the Surplus in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses limited of the said settled Estate;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Bertie to sell Morse's Estate, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting and settling the Real and Personal Estate of John Morse, late Citizen and Goldsmith of London, deceased, for the Benefit of the several Persons entitled under his Will, and for the better answering and effecting the Intents and Purposes of the same Will;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with One Amendment; to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Navy Debt, Bill.

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

With a 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-one; and for allowing further Time for making Affidavits of the Execution of Articles or Contracts of Clerks to Attornies or Solicitors, and filing thereof;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Judges Commissions and Salaries, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for rendering more effectual the Provisions in an Act made in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King William the Third, (intituled, "An Act for the further Limitation of the Crown, and better securing the Rights and Liberties of the Subject,") relating to the Commissions and Salaries of (fn. 3) the Judges;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, decimum septimum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 17o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Somerset.
March. Lothian.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Buckingham.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Walpole.

PRAYERS.

Whitehaven Harbour, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing so much of an Act, passed in the Thirteenth Year of King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual Two Acts of Parliament, passed in the Seventh and Tenth Years of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, for preserving and enlarging the Harbour of Whitehaven, in the County of Cumberland; and for repairing and amending the High Roads leading to the said Harbour and Town of Whitehaven," as relates to the preserving and enlarging of the said Harbour."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Heslington Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming Articles of Agreement, for enclosing Common or Waste Ground, within the Manor or Lordship of Heslington, in the County of York."

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.

Sinking Fund, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund; and for applying certain Monies remaining in the Exchequer for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-one.

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

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

Navy Debt, Bill.

Hodie 2a 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-one; and for allowing further Time for making Affidavits of the Execution of Articles or Contracts of Clerks to Attornies or Solicitors, and filing thereof."

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

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

Aid of One Million, Bill.

Hodie 2a 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 the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for exempting any Annuities or Sums of Money granted, or to be granted, to the Royal Family, from Payment of Taxes."

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

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

Willis's Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons, to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for selling a Messuage and Lands in Whaddon, in the County of Bucks, settled by the late Brown Willis Esquire, on the Marriage of his Son; and for purchasing another Estate, in Lieu thereof, to be settled to the same Uses."

And the same, being read Three Times, were agreed to.

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers, to acquaint them therewith.

Bertie to sell Morse's Estate, Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendment made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting and settling the Real and Personal Estate of John Morse, late Citizen and Goldsmith of London, deceased, for the Benefit of the several Persons entitled under his Will; and for the better answering and effecting the Intents and Purposes of the same Will."

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

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the same Messengers, to acquaint them therewith.

Judges Commissions and Salaries, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for rendering more effectual the Provisions in an Act made in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King William the Third, (intituled, "An Act for the further Limitation of the Crown, and better securing the Rights and Liberties of the Subject"), relating to the Commissions and Salaries of Judges."

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

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, decimum octavum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 18o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Bath.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Sinking Fund, Bill.

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

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Aid of One Million, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty to raise the Sum of One Million, for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for exempting any Annuities or Sums of Money granted, or to be granted, to the Royal Family, from Payment of Taxes."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Willoughby of Parham 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 upon 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 Sixtyone; and for allowing further Time for making Affidavits of the Execution of Articles or Contracts of Clerks to Attornies or Solicitors, and filing thereof."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Judges Commissions and Salaries, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for rendering more effectual the Provisions in an Act, made in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King William the Third (intituled, "An Act for the further Limitation of the Crown, and better securing the Rights and Liberties of the Subject"), relating to the Commissions and Salaries of Judges."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Willoughby of Parham 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:

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

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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-one; and for allowing further Time for making Affidavits of the Execution of Articles or Contracts of Clerks to Attornies, or Solicitors, and filing thereof."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Aid of One 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 the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for exempting any Annuities or Sums of Money, granted, or to be granted, to the Royal Family, from Payment of Taxes."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Judges Commissions and Salaries, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for rendering more effectual the Provisions in an Act, made in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King William the Third, (intituled, "An Act for the further Limitation of the Crown, and better securing the Rights and Liberties of the Subject,") relating to the Commissions and Salaries of Judges."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, decimum nonum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 19o Martii.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Bristol.
Dux York.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
March. Lothian.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Moray.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Bath.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount (fn. 4) Weymouth.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Talbot.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Message from H. C. for clearing the Passages.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Royston and others:

To desire, "That this House will direct the Painted Chamber, the Lobby, and the Passage to this House, to be cleared from any Crowd, when they shall come up thither, by His Majesty's Command, to attend His Majesty."

Ordered, That the Officers attending this House do forthwith clear the Lobby, Painted Chamber, and Passage, accordingly.

And the Messengers being called for in again, in order to be told, "That their Lordships had given Order for clearing the Lobby, Painted Chamber, and Passage, as desired by the House of Commons:"

The Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, informed the House, "That they were gone back to their House."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

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 House of Commons know, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure, That they attend Him immediately, in this House:"

Who being come, with their Speaker:

He, after a Speech to His Majesty, delivered the Five Money Bills to the Clerk, who brought them to the Table; where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow:

Bills passed.

"1. An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund; and for applying certain Monies remaining in the Exchequer, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-one."

"2. 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-one; and for allowing further Time for making Affidavits of the Execution of Articles or Contracts (fn. 5) of Clerks to Attornies or Solicitors, and filing thereof."

"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 the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for exempting any Annuities granted, or to be granted, to the Royal Family, from the Payment of Taxes."

"4. An Act for rendering more effectual the Provisions in an Act made in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King William the Third, (intituled, "An Act for the further Limitation of the Crown, and better securing the Rights and Liberties of the Subject,") relating to the Commissions and Salaries of Judges."

"5. An Act to continue the Duties for Encouragement of the Coinage of Money."

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

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

"6. An Act for applying the Money granted in this Session of Parliament towards defraying the Charge of the Pay of the Militia of that Part of Great Britain called England when unembodied, and of the Cloathing of the Part of the said Militia now unembodied, for One Year, beginning the Twentyfifth Day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-one."

"7. An Act for Relief of Insolvent Debtors."

"8. An Act for the better Preservation of the Game in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland; and for repealing Part of an Act, passed in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for the better Preservation of the Game in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland."

"9. An Act for repairing the Parish Church of Croydon, in the County of Surrey."

"10. An Act for amending and widening the Road from the Town of Stone to Wordsley Green Gate, and from the West End of Bilston Street in Wolverhampton to The High Street opposite The Old Bush in Dudley, and from a Place called Burnt Tree, near Dudley, to Birmingham, and from the Market Cross in Wolverhampton to Cannock, in the Counties of Stafford, Worcester, and Warwick."

"11. An Act for rendering more effectual several Acts, passed in the Tenth Year of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, in the Eleventh Year of His late Majesty King George the First, and in the Eleventh Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, for enlarging, amending, and maintaining, the Road from Dartford to Northfleet and Gravesend, and from Gravesend to Chalk, and from Northfleet to Chalk, and from thence to The Stones End near the Parish Church of Strood, in the County of Kent."

"12. An Act for amending and widening the Roads from the Turnpike Road upon Gatherley Moor in the County of York, to Staindrop in the County of Durham; and from the said Turnpike Road near Smallways, across the River Tees, to Winston in the said County of Durham; and for building a Bridge over the said River, at or near Winston Ford."

"13. An Act for repairing and amending the Road leading from Whitecross in the Parish of Leven in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York, to the Town of Beverley in the said County."

"14. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Borough of Appleby in the County of Westmorland, through the Township of Orton to Kirby Kendal; and from Orton to the Turnpike Road near Shapp; and from Highgate near Tebay, in a Part of the Highway between Appleby and Kirby Kendal, through the Town of Kirby Steven, to the Town of Market Brough in the said County."

"15. An Act for continuing so much of an Act, passed in the Thirteenth Year of King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual Two Acts of Parliament, passed in the Seventh and Tenth Years of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, for preserving and enlarging the Harbour of Whitehaven in the County of Cumberland, and for repairing and amending the High Roads leading to the said Harbour and Town of Whitehaven," as relates to the preserving and enlarging of the said Harbour."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"16. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, Waste Grounds, and Commonable Lands, in the Manor and Parish of Wappenham, in the County of Northampton, exclusive of the Hamlet of Astwell and Faulcut in the said Parish."

"17. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Pastures, Meadows, and other Grounds, within the Parish of Exhall, in the County of the City of Coventry."

"18. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Waste Grounds, and Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Ryton, otherwise Ruyton upon Dunsmore, in the County of Warwick."

"19. An Act for dividing and enclosing an Open Common, within the Manor and Parish of Morresby, in the County of Cumberland."

"20. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Ground, within Wardington, Williamscott otherwise Willscott, and Coton otherwise Cotes, in the County of Oxford."

"21. An Act for confirming and establishing Articles of Agreement, for dividing and enclosing several Commons, Common Heaths, and Waste Grounds, in the adjoining Manors of East Lulworth and Combe Keynes, in the County of Dorset."

"22. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Grounds called Norham Infields, and the Common or Waste called Norham Moor, within the Township of Norham, in the County of Durham."

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

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

"25. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields in the Parish of Fringford, otherwise Ferringford, in the County of Oxford."

"26. An Act for dividing, enclosing, and allotting, the Moors, Commons, and Waste Grounds, called Pool Common, in the Manors of Lanverchidol and Stret Marcel, otherwise Stret Marshall, in the Parishes of Pool and Guilsfield, in the County of Montgomery."

"27. An Act for confirming and establishing Articles of Agreement, for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields in Burton Pidsea in Holderness, in the County of York."

"28. An Act for confirming Articles of Agreement, for enclosing Common or Waste Ground within the Manor or Lordship of Heslington, in the County of York."

"29. An Act to enable John Earl of Sandwich, Welbore Ellis Esquire, and Robert Nugent Esquire, to take in Great Britain the Oath of Office, as Vice Treasurer and Receiver General and Paymaster General of all His Majesty's Revenues in the Kingdom of Ireland; and to enable William Earl of Harrington to take in Great Britain the Oath of Office, as Customer and Collector of the Ports of Dublin, Skerrys, Malahide, and Wicklow, in the said Kingdom; and to enable Richard Rigby Esquire to take in Great Britain the Oath of Office, as Keeper and Master of the Rolls of the Court of Chancery in the said Kingdom, and Clerk, Keeper, or Master, of the Rolls, Books, Writs, and Records, of the said Court; and to qualify themselves for the Enjoyment of the said respective Offices."

"30. An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estate of Frederick Viscount Bolingbroke, in the County of Kent, in Trustees, to be sold; and for settling an Estate in the County of Surrey, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof; and for empowering him to sell other Part of the said Kentish Estate, for the Purposes therein mentioned."

"31. An Act for selling divers Lands and Hereditaments, in London, Middlesex, Berkshire, and Northamptonshire, devised by the Wills of Bartholomew Clarke and Hitch Younge Esquires; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled, in Lieu thereof, to the Uses of the said Wills, respectively."

"32. An Act for vesting the Plantation and Estate of John Walter Esquire and Newton his Wife (late Newton Walker, Spinster), in the Island of Barbadoes, in Trustees, for raising Money, to be applied in purchasing of Stock; and for other Purposes, for the Improvement of the same Plantation and Estate."

"33. An Act for selling divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the City of London, and in the Counties of Middlesex, Kent, Buckingham, and Somerset, devised by the Will of Sir William Dodwell Knight, deceased, and purchased in Pursuance thereof, respectively; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the purchasing other Lands and Hereditaments, in or near the County of Gloucester, to be settled, in Lieu thereof, to the Uses of the said Will."

"34. An Act for vesting the settled Estate of John Williams Esquire, in the County of Essex, in Trustees, to be sold, for raising Money to discharge Encumbrances; and laying out the Surplus in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses limited of the said settled Estate."

"35. An Act for selling a Messuage and Lands in Whaddon, in the County of Bucks, settled by the late Brown Willis Esquire on the Marriage of his Son; and for purchasing another Estate, in Lieu thereof, to be settled to the same Uses."

"36. An Act for vesting and settling the Real and Personal Estate of John Morse, late Citizen and Goldsmith of London, deceased, for the Benefit of the several Persons entitled under his Will; and for the better answering and effecting the Intents and Purposes of the same Will."

"37. An Act for divesting out of the Crown the Remainder in Fee of several Lands in Ireland, late the Estate of Martin Dillon Esquire; and for vesting the same in Carleton Whitelocke of the City of Dublin Esquire, and his Heirs, in Trust for Henry Mitchell of the said City of Dublin Esquire, his Heirs and Assigns."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then His Majesty was pleased to speak as follows:

His Majesty's Speech.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"I cannot put an End to this Session, without declaring My entire Satisfaction in your Proceedings during the Course of it. The Zeal you have shewn for the Honour of My Crown, as well as for My true Interest and that of your Country, which are ever the same, is the clearest Demonstration of that Duty and Affection to My Person and Government, of which you so unanimously assured Me at your First Meeting. Nothing could so much add to the Pleasure which these Considerations afford Me, as that I am now able to acquaint you with the great Progress made of late by the Combined Army in Germany, under the Command of Prince Ferdinand of Brunswick. I formerly told you, that the Nature of the War in those Parts had kept the Campaign there still depending; and it now appears, to the Surprize of My Enemies, that the superior Ability and indefatigable Activity of My General, and the Spirit and Ardour of My Officers and Troops, have greatly profited of this Perseverance, notwithstanding all the Difficulties arising from the Season.

"By your Assistance, I have taken the best Care to recruit that Army in an effectual Manner; and have made such a Disposition of My Fleet for next Summer, as may most advantageously defend My Kingdoms, protect the Commerce of My Subjects, maintain and extend our Possessions and Acquisitions, and annoy the Enemy.

"As, in all My Measures, I have nothing in View but the Security and Felicity of My Dominions, the Support of My Allies, and the restoring of the Publick Tranquillity; I trust in the Divine Providence, to give a happy Issue to our farther Operations.

"Gentlemen of the House of Commons.

"I cannot sufficiently thank you, for your Unanimity and Dispatch in providing for the Expenses of My Civil Government, and the Honour and Dignity of the Crown: And I think Myself as much obliged to you for the prudent Use, which, in framing that Provision, you have made of My Consent to leave My own Hereditary Revenues to such Disposition of Parliament as might best conduce to the Utility and Satisfaction of the Publick, as for what more immediately concerns Myself.

"In making My Acknowledgments for the large and extensive Supplies which you have granted Me this Session, I am at a Loss whether most to applaud your Chearfulness in giving, or your Wisdom in proportioning them to the extraordinary Occasions of the Publick, notwithstanding those uncommon Burdens, which I heartily regret. No Care shall be wanting, on My Part, to see them duly applied to the National Ends for which you intended them.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"The Expiration of this Parliament now drawing very near, I will forthwith give the necessary Orders for calling a new one. But I cannot take My Leave of you, without returning My Thanks for the many eminent Proofs you have given, of your Fidelity and Affection to My Family and Government, and of your Zeal for this happy and excellent Constitution.

"During this Parliament, the Flame of War was kindled by the injurious Encroachments and Usurpations of our Enemies; and therefore it became just and necessary on our Part. In the Prosecution of it, you have given such Support to My Royal Grandfather and Myself, and such Assistance to our Allies, as have manifested your publick-spirited Concern for the Honour of the Nation, and the Maintenance of its undoubted. Rights and Possessions, and been attended with glorious Successes and great Acquisitions in various Parts of the World; particularly the entire Reduction of Canada, a Conquest of the utmost Importance to the Security of our Colonies in North America, and to the Extension of the Commerce and Navigation of My Subjects.

"May God Almighty grant Continuance to these Successes! The Use which I propose to make of them is, to secure and promote the Welfare of My Kingdoms; and to carry on the War with Vigour, in order to procure to them the Blessings of Peace, on safe and honourable Conditions for Me and My Allies, to which I have been always ready to hearken.

"Firm in these Resolutions, I do, with entire Confidence, rely on the good Dispositions of My faithful Subjects in the Choice of their Representatives. And I make no Doubt but they will thereby demonstrate the Sincerity of those Assurances, which have been so cordially and universally given Me, in the loyal, affectionate, and unanimous, Addresses of My People."

Then the Lord Chancellor, by His Majesty's Command, said:

Parliament prorogued.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"It is His Majesty's Royal Will and Pleasure, that this Parliament be prorogued to Tuesday the Seventh Day of April next, to be then here held: And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Tuesday the Seventh Day of April next."

20th March, 1762,

Hitherto examined by us,

Marchmont.
Guilford.
Delamer.

" (fn. 6) By the KING.

Proclamation for dissolving the Parliament.

"A Proclamation for dissolving this present Parliament, and declaring the calling of another.

"GEORGE R.

"WHEREAS We have thought fit, by and with the Advice of Our Privy Council, to dissolve this present Parliament, which now stands prorogued to Tuesday the Seventh Day of April next: We do for that End publish this Our Royal Proclamation; and do hereby dissolve the said Parliament accordingly: And the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Boroughs of the House of Commons, are discharged from their Meeting and Attendance on Tuesday the said Seventh Day of April next. And We, being desirous and resolved, as soon as may be, to meet Our People, and have their Advice in Parliament; do hereby make known to all Our loving Subjects Our Royal Will and Pleasure, to call a new Parliament; and do hereby further declare, That, with the Advice of Our Privy Council, We have this Day given Order to Our Chancellor of Great Britain, to issue out Writs, in due Form, for calling a new Parliament; which Writs are to bear Teste on Saturday the Twenty-first Day of this Instant March, and to be returnable on Tuesday the Nineteenth Day of May next.

"Given at Our Court at St. James's, the Twentieth Day of March, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-one, in the First Year of Our Reign.

"GOD save the KING!"

Footnotes

1 Sic.
2 Desunt in Originali; vide p. 82. a. 85. a. 89. a. & 99. a.
3 This Word is wanting in the other Readings of the Bill; vide p. 95. a. 96. a. 96. b. & 97. b.
4 Bis in Originali.
5 Origin. to.
6 This Proclamation is printed, and bound in with the Original.