House of Lords Journal Volume 30
November 1761

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November 1761

Anno 2o Georgii Tertii.

DIE Martis, 3o Novembris.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Landaven.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Ancaster & Kest'n, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Newcastle.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoune.
Comes Moray.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes March & Ruglen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Bute.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Delawar.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Leinster.
Viscount Folkestone.
Viscount Spencer.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Sondes.
Ds. Melcombe.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Grosvenor.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.

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, that they attend Him immediately, in this House."

Who being come;

The Lord Chancellor said,

Commons directed to chuse a Speaker.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"His Majesty has been pleased to command me to acquaint you, that He will defer declaring the Causes of calling this Parliament till there shall be a Speaker of the House of Commons: And therefore it is His Majesty's Pleasure, that you, Gentlemen of the House of Commons, do immediately repair to the Place where the Commons usually sit, and there chuse a fit Person to be your Speaker; and that you present such Person, who shall be so chosen, to His Majesty here, for His Royal Approbation, on Friday next, at One of the Clock."

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

PRAYERS.

Lord Chancellor takes the Oaths.

The Lord Chancellor singly, in the First Place, at the Table, took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Certificate of the Return of the 16 Peers for Scotland read.

Then the Certificate of the Clerk of the Crown, of the Return of the Names of the Sixteen Peers, chosen to sit and vote in this House for that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, delivered by the said Clerk of the Crown the 19th Day of May last, was, pursuant to a Direction in the Roll of Standing Orders, read.

Return of the E. of Hyndford delivered.

This Day the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery delivered a Certificate of the Name of the Peer of Scotland, who, by virtue of His Majesty's Proclamation, is chosen to sit and vote in this House, in the room of the Earl of Home deceased; which was read, as follows; (videlicet,)

"May it please your Lordships,

"We do hereby certify, that, by virtue of His Majesty's Royal Proclamation, dated the 25th Day of June 1761, a Certificate, under the Hands and Seals of Thomas Gibsone and William Kirkpatrick Esquires, Two of the Principal Clerks of Session attending the Election after-mentioned, in virtue of the Lord Clerk Register's Commission to them granted, hath been delivered into the Crown-office in Chancery; whereby it appears, that the Right Honourable John Earl of Hyndford was elected and chosen to sit and vote in the House of Peers, in this present Parliament, in the room of William Earl of Home, deceased.

"Given under Our Hands, this Third Day of November 1761.

"Charles Yorke,Clerk of the Crown in Chancery."
John Yorke,

Lords take the Oaths.

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

Thomas Lord Archbishop of Canterbury.

Robert Lord Archbishop of York.

Charles Duke of Richmond, Lenox, and Aubigny.

Charles Duke of Bolton.

John Duke of Bedford.

George Duke of Marlborough.

John Duke of Argyll.

Peregrine Duke of Ancaster & Kesteven, Lord Great Chamberlain of England.

Thomas Duke of Newcastle.

Francis Earl of Huntingdon.

Brownlowe Earl of Exeter.

Charles Earl of Northampton.

Charles Earl of Peterborow.

Sackville Earl of Thanet.

John Earl of Sandwich.

George Earl of Cardigan.

Anthony Earl of Shaftesbury.

George Henry Earl of Litchfield.

George William Earl of Coventry.

George Earl of Cholmondeley.

John Earl of Rothes.

James Earl of Morton.

Alexander Earl of Eglintoune.

James Earl of Moray.

James Earl of Abercorn.

William Earl of Dunmore.

William Earl of March & Ruglen.

Hugh Earl of Marchmont.

John Earl of Hyndford.

John Earl of Bute.

William Earl Cowper.

Granville Earl Gower.

John Earl of Buckinghamshire.

Charles Earl of Egremont.

Richard Earl Temple.

Philip Earl of Hardwicke.

Stephen Earl of Ilchester.

John Earl Delawar.

Thomas Viscount Weymouth.

Frederick Viscount Bolingbroke.

James Viscount Leinster.

Jacob Viscount Folkestone.

John Viscount Spencer.

Thomas Lord Bishop of London.

John Lord Bishop of Winchester.

Matthias Lord Bishop of Ely.

John Lord Bishop of Lincoln.

Frederick Lord Bishop of Litch. & Cov.

Edmund Lord Bishop of Chester.

John Lord Bishop of Oxford.

John Lord Bishop of Bangor.

Richard Lord Bishop of Peterborough.

Philip Lord Bishop of Bristol.

Samuel Lord Bishop of St. Davids.

John Lord Bishop of Landaff.

George Lord Abergavenny.

Hugh Lord Willoughby of Parham.

John Lord St. John of Bletsoe.

James Lord Strange.

John Lord Berkeley of Stratton.

Nathaniel Lord Delamer.

Charles Lord Cathcart.

Thomas Lord Hay.

Allen Lord Bathurst.

Robert Lord Romney.

George Lord Edgecumbe.

Samuel Lord Sandys.

Thomas Lord Bruce.

George Lord Anson.

William Lord Ponsonby.

Vere Lord Vere.

Thomas Lord Hyde.

William Lord Mansfield.

George Lord Lyttelton.

William Lord Wycombe.

Lewis Lord Sondes.

George Lord Melcombe.

Thomas Lord Grantham.

Richard Lord Grosvenor.

Nathaniel Lord Scarsdale.

William Lord Boston.

Ld. Edgecumbe and Ld. Wycombe take their Seats.

This Day George Lord Edgecumbe sat first in Parliament, after the Death of his Brother Richard Lord Edgccumbe.

Also, William Lord Wycombe sat first in Parliament, after the Death of his Father John Lord Wycombe.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That there were several Lords without, ready to be introduced."

Whereupon,

E Delawarr introduced:

John Lord Delawarr, being, by Letters Patent, bearing Date the Eighteenth Day of March, in the First Year of His present Majesty, created Viscount Cantalupe and Earl Delawarr, was (in his Robes) introduced, between the Earl of Huntingdon and Earl Cowper (also in their Robes); the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, and the Lord Great Chamberlain, preceding.

His Lordship, on his Knee, presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor at the Wool-sack; who delivered it to the Clerk; and the same was read at the Table.

His Writ of Summons was also read, as follows; (videlicet,)

His Writ of Summons.

"George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c.; To Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor John Earl Delawarr, Greeting. Whereas, by the Advice and Assent of Our Council, for certain arduous and urgent Affairs, concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, We have ordered a certain Parliament to be holden, at Our City of Westminster, on the Nineteenth Day of May next ensuing, and there to treat and have Conference with the Prelates, Great Men, and Peers, of Our Realm; We, strictly enjoining, command you, upon the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that, the Weightiness of the said Affairs and imminent Perils considered (waiving all Excuses), you be, at the said Day and Place, personally present with Us, and with the said Prelates, Great Men, and Peers, to treat and give your Counsel upon the Affairs aforesaid; and this as you regard Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and Dispatch of the said Affairs, in no Wise do you omit.

"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Twenty-first Day of March, in the First Year of Our Reign.

"Clarke Asheton."

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

Viscount Spencer introduced:

John Spencer Esquire, being, by Letters Patent, bearing Date the 3d Day of April, in the First Year of His present Majesty, created Baron Spencer of Althorp in the County of Northampton and Viscount Spencer, was (in his Robes) introduced, between the Lord Viscount Weymouth and the Lord Viscount Bolingbroke (also in their Robes); the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, and the Lord Great Chamberlain, preceding.

His Lordship, on his Knee, presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor at the Wool-sack; who delivered it to the Clerk; and the same was read at the Table.

His Writ of Summons was also read, as follows; (videlicet,)

His Writ of Summons.

"George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Cousin John Viscount Spencer, Greeting. Whereas, by reason of certain arduous and urgent Affairs concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, We did lately, by the Advice and Consent of Our Council, ordain Our present Parliament to be holden at Our City of Westminster on the Nineteenth Day of May, in the First Year of Our Reign, there to treat and have Conference with the Prelates, Great Men, and Peers, of Our Realm; which said Parliament hath, by Our several Writs, been prorogued from that Time to and until the Third Day of November now next ensuing, at Our City aforesaid to be then there held; We, strictly enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs, and Dangers impending (waiving all Excuses), you be personally present, at the said Day and Place, with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers, of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice; and this you may in no Wise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Twenty-sixth Day of October, in the Second Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke & Yorke."

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

Ld. Melcombe introduced:

George Doddington Esquire, being, by Letters Patent, bearing Date the 6th Day of April, in the First Year of His present Majesty, created Lord Melcombe Baron of Melcombe Regis, in the County of Dorset, was (in his Robes) introduced, between the Lord Mansfield and the Lord Wycombe (also in their Robes); the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, and the Lord Great Chamberlain, preceding.

His Lordship, on his Knee, presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor, at the Wool-sack; who delivered it to the Clerk; and the same was read at the Table.

His Writ of Summons was also read, as follows; (videlicet,)

His Writ of Summons.

"George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor George Doddington of Melcombe Regis Chevalier, Greeting. Whereas, by reason of certain arduous and urgent Affairs concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, We did lately, by the Advice and Consent of Our Council, ordain Our present Parliament to be holden at Our City of Westminster, on the Nineteenth Day of May, in the First Year of Our Reign; there to treat and have Conference with the Prelates, Great Men, and Peers, of Our Realm; which said Parliament hath, by Our several Writs, been prorogued from that Time to and until the Third Day of November now next ensuing, at Our City aforesaid to be then there held; We, strictly enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs and Dangers impending (waiving all Excuses), you be personally present, at the said Day and Place, with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers, of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice; and this you may in no Wise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Twenty-sixth Day of October, in the Second Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke & Yorke."

Then his Lordship, after having taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes, was placed on the lower End of the Barons Bench.

Ld. Grantham introduced:

Sir Thomas Robinson Knight of the Bath, being, by Letters Patent, bearing Date the 7th Day of April, in the First Year of His present Majesty, created Baron Grantham, in the County of Lincoln, was (in his Robes), introduced, between the Lord Bathurst and the Lord Anson (also in their Robes); the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, and the Lord Great Chamberlain, preceding.

His Lordship, on his Knee, presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor, at the Wool-sack; who delivered it to the Clerk; and the same was read at the Table.

His Writ of Summons was also read, as follows; (videlicet,)

His Writ of Summons.

"George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Thomas Robinson of Grantham Chevalier, Greeting. Whereas, by reason of certain arduous and urgent Affairs, concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, We did lately, by the Advice and Consent of Our Council, ordain Our present Parliament to be holden at Our City of Westminster on the Nineteenth Day of May, in the First Year of Our Reign, there to treat and have Conference with the Prelates, Great Men, and Peers, of Our Realm; which said Parliament hath, by Our several Writs, been prorogued from that Time to and until the Third Day of November now next ensuing, at Our City aforesaid, to be then there held; We, strictly enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs and Dangers impending (waiving all Excuses), you be personally present at the said Day and Place, with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers, of Our said Kingdom; to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice; and this you may in no Wise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Twenty-sixth Day of October, in the Second Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke & Yorke."

Then his Lordship, after having taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes, was placed on the lower End of the Barons Bench.

Ld. Grosvenor introduced:

Sir Richard Grosvenor Baronet, being, by Letters Patent, bearing Date the 8th Day of April, in the First Year of His present Majesty, created Baron Grosvenor of Eaton in the County Palatine of Chester, was (in his Robes) introduced, between the Lord Berkeley of Stratton and the Lord Sandys (also in their Robes); the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, and the Lord Great Chamberlain, preceding.

His Lordship, on his Knee, presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor at the Wool-sack; who delivered it to the Clerk; and the same was read, at the Table.

His Writ of Summons was also read, as follows;

His Writ of Summons.

"George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Richard Grosvenor of Eaton Chevalier, Greeting. Whereas, by reason of certain arduous and urgent Affairs, concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, We did lately, by the Advice and Consent of Our Council, ordain Our present Parliament to be holden at Our City of Westminster, on the Nineteenth Day of May, in the First Year of Our Reign, there to treat and have Conference with the Prelates, Great Men, and Peers, of Our Realm; which said Parliament hath, by Our several Writs, been prorogued from that Time to and until the Third Day of November now next ensuing, at Our City aforesaid, to be then there held; We, strictly enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs and Dangers impending (waiving all Excuses), you be personally present, at the said Day and Place, with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers, of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice; and this you may in no Wise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Twentysixth Day of October, in the Second Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke & Yorke.

Then his Lordship, after having taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes, was placed on the lower End of the Barons Bench.

Ld. Scarsdale introduced:

Sir Nathaniel Curzon Baronet, being, by Letters Patent, bearing Date the 9th Day of April, in the First Year of His present Majesty, created Baron Scarsdale in the County of Derby, was (in his Robes) introduced, between the Lord Bruce and the Lord Sondes (also in their Robes); the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, and the Lord Great Chamberlain, preceding.

His Lordship, on his Knee, presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor, at the Wool-sack; who delivered it to the Clerk; and the same was read, at the Table.

His Writ of Summons was also read, as follows; (videlicet,)

His Writ of Summons.

"George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Nathaniel Curzon of Scarsdale Chevalier, Greeting. Whereas, by reason of certain arduous and urgent Affairs, concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, We did lately, by the Advice and Consent of Our Counsel, ordain Our present Parliament to be holden at Our City of Westminster on the Nineteenth Day of May, in the First Year of Our Reign; there to treat and have Conference with the Prelates, Great Men, and Peers, of Our Realm; which said Parliament hath, by Our several Writs, been prorogued from that Time to and until the Third Day of November now next ensuing, at Our City aforesaid to be then there held; We, strictly enjoining, command you under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs and Dangers impending (waiving all Excuses), you be personally present, at the said Day and Place, with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers, of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice; and this you may in no Wife omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Twentysixth Day of October, in the Second Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke & Yorke.

Then his Lordship, after having taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes, was placed on the lower End of the Barons Bench.

Ld. Boston introduced:

Sir William Irby Baronet, being, by Letters Patent, bearing Date the 10th Day of April, in the First Year of His present Majesty, created Lord Boston Baron of Boston in the County of Lincoln, was (in his Robes) introduced, between the Lord Berkeley of Stratton and the Lord Sandys (also in their Robes); the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, and the Lord Great Chamberlain, preceding.

His Lordship, on his Knee, presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor, at the Wool-sack; who delivered it to the Clerk; and the same was read, at the Table.

His Writ of Summons.

His Writ of Summons was also read, as follows; (videlicet,)

"George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved William Irby of Boston Chevalier, Greeting. Whereas, by reason of certain arduous and urgent Affairs, concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, We did lately, by the Advice and Consent of Our Council, ordain Our present Parliament to be holden at Our City of Westminster, on the Nineteenth Day of May, in the First Year of Our Reign, there to treat and have Conference with the Prelates, Great Men, and Peers, of Our Realm; which said Parliament hath, by Our several Writs, been prorogued from that Time to and until the Third Day of November now next ensuing, at Our City aforesaid, to be then there held; We, strictly enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs and Dangers impending (waiving all Excuses), you be personally present, at the said Day and Place, with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers, of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice; and this you may in no wise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Twentysixth Day of October, in the Second Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke & Yorke.

Then his Lordship, after having taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes, was placed on the lower End of the Barons Bench.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 6o Novembris.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux York.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintounc.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Bute.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Bath.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Gower.
Comes Buckingham.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Delawar.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Folkestone.
Viscount Spencer.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Sondes.
Ds. Melcombe.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Grosvenor.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

D. York and D. Cumberland take the Oaths.

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

The Lords following did the same:

Lords take the Oaths.

William Duke of Devonshire, Lord Chamberlain of the Household.

Francis Duke of Bridgewater.

Henry Earl of Suffolk and Berks.

Daniel Earl of Winchilsea and Nottingham.

Robert Earl of Holdernesse.

William Henry Earl of Rochford.

George Anne Earl of Albemarle.

Edward Earl of Oxford and Mortimer.

Bennet Earl of Harborough.

George Earl of Pomfret.

James Earl of Waldegrave.

John Earl of Ashburnham.

William Earl of Harrington.

William Earl of Bath.

Francis Earl of Brooke and Warwick.

Henry Arthur Earl of Powis.

Hugh Earl of Northumberland.

Simon Earl Harcourt.

Francis Earl of Hertford.

Charles Earl Cornwallis.

Richard Lord Bishop of Durham.

James Lord Bishop of Hereford.

James Lord Bishop of Worcester.

Charles Lord Cadogan.

Thomas Lord Montfort.

John Lord Chedworth.

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, that they attend Him immediately in this House."

Who being come;

Sir John Cust said,

Sir John Cust, Speaker of H. C. presented, and approved of.

"Most Gracious Sovereign,

"Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Commons of Great Britain in Parliament assembled, have, in Obedience to Your Majesty's Commands, and according to their ancient Right, proceeded to the Election of One of their Members to be their Speaker, whom they now present to Your Majesty: But, Sir, with the utmost Concern must I acquaint Your Majesty, that, out of so many amongst them eminently qualified for this important Station, their Choice has fallen upon me.

"Under the Apprehensions of my Mind, arising from a Consciousness of my own Inability to discharge as I ought so great a Trust, I have this Satisfaction, that I can now be an humble Suitor to Your Majesty, that You would give Your faithful Commons an Opportunity of rectifying this the only inadvertent Step which they can ever take; and be graciously pleased to direct them to present some other to Your Majesty, whom they may not hereafter be sorry to have chosen, nor Your Majesty to have approved.

"I do not presume, Sir, to make this Request to Your Majesty on my own Account: It is for the Sake of Your Majesty's Service, the Sake of Your faithful Commons, and, what will ever be most dear to You, Sir, the Interests of Your whole People; that those arduous and urgent Affairs, which have induced Your Majesty to call this Parliament, may receive no Prejudice through my Defects; nor the zealous Endeavours of Your faithful Commons, for the Service of Your Majesty and their Country, be in any Wise obstructed through this their Partiality to me."

Then the Lord Chancellor, receiving Directions from His Majesty, said,

"Sir John Cust,

"I am commanded by His Majesty to acquaint you, that although Your own Modesty may prompt you to decline so important an Office as that into which you are elected; yet He hath so good an Opinion of Your Integrity, Diligence, and Sufficiency for executing the highest Trust, that His Majesty is perfectly satisfied with the Choice the House of Commons have made, and doth allow and confirm you to be their Speaker."

After which;

Mr. Speaker said,

"It is my Duty, Sir, to submit myself to Your Majesty's Pleasure, and no longer to decline that Service which Your Majesty is graciously pleased to think me capable of undertaking.

"Permit me, Sir, with my most dutiful Acknowledgements to Your Majesty for this Mark of Your Royal Grace and Favour, to assure Your Majesty of my utmost Endeavours faithfully to discharge this Trust to the best of my small Abilities; and, if I fail not in Uprightness of Heart and Zeal for Your Majesty's and the Publick Service, I entirely rely upon Your Majesty's Goodness to pardon all my Failings and involuntary Errors; at least, that they may not be imputed to Your faithful Commons. That they, Sir, may be the better enabled to perform their Duty to Your Majesty and their Country, I do, in their Name, and on their Behalf, by humble Petition to Your Majesty, lay Claim to all their ancient Rights and Privileges; particularly,

"That their Persons, their Servants, and Estates, may be free from Arrests, Suits, and all Molestation:

"That they may have Liberty of Speech, for the better Management of their Debates; Access to Your Royal Person, on all seasonable Occasions:

"And, that their Proceedings may receive from Your Majesty the most favourable Interpretation."

The Lord Chancellor, receiving His Majesty's further Commands, said,

"Mr. Speaker,

"The King hath the greatest Confidence in the Duty and Affection of this House of Commons to His Person and Government, and in the Wisdom, Temper, and Prudence, which will accompany all their Proceedings; and His Majesty doth readily and willingly grant and allow to them all their Privileges, in as full and ample a Manner as they have at any Time been granted and allowed by any of His Royal Predecessors. As to that Part of your Request which personally relates to yourself; that you may enter into this weighty Office with proper Confidence and Satisfaction, I am commanded by His Majesty to acquaint you, that He will make the most favourable Construction of all your Words and Actions."

Then His Majesty was pleased to speak as follows:

His Majesty's Speech.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"At the Opening of the First Parliament summoned and elected under My Authority, I with Pleasure take Notice of an Event, which has made Me compleatly happy, and given universal Joy to My loving Subjects. My Marriage with a Princess eminently distinguished by every Virtue and amiable Endowment, whilst it affords Me all possible domestick Comfort, cannot but highly contribute to the Happiness of My Kingdoms; which has been, and always shall be, My First Object, in every Action of My Life.

"It has been My earnest Wish, that this First Period of My Reign might be marked with another Felicity, the restoring of the Blessings of Peace to My People, and putting an End to the Calamities of War, under which so great a Part of Europe suffers: But though Overtures were made to Me and My good Brother and Ally the King of Prussia, by the several Belligerant Powers, in order to a general Pacification, for which Purpose a Congress was appointed; and Propositions were made to Me by France for a particular Peace with that Crown, which were followed by an actual Negotiation; yet that Congress hath not hitherto taken Place, and the Negotiation with France is entirely broken off.

"The Sincerity of My Disposition to effectuate this good Work has been manifested in the Progress of it; and I have the Consolation to reflect, that the Continuance of the War, and the farther Effusion of Christian Blood, to which it was the Desire of My Heart to put a Stop, cannot with Justice be imputed to Me.

"Our Military Operations have been in no Degree suspended or delayed; and it has pleased God to grant us farther important Successes, by the Conquest of the Islands of Belleisle and Dominica; and by the Reduction of Pondicherry, which hath in a Manner annihilated the French Power in The East Indies. In other Parts, where the Enemy's Numbers were greatly superior, their principal Designs and Projects have been generally disappointed, by a Conduct which does the highest Honour to the distinguished Capacity of My General Prince Ferdinand of Brunswick, and by the Valour of My Troops: The Magnanimity and Ability of the King of Prussia have eminently appeared, in resisting such numerous Armies, and surmounting so great Difficulties.

"In this Situation, I am glad to have an Opportunity of receiving the truest Information of the Sense of My People, by a new Choice of their Representatives. I am fully persuaded, you will agree with Me in Opinion, that the steady Exertion of our most vigorous Efforts, in every Part where the Enemy may still be attacked with Advantage, is the only Means that can be productive of such a Peace as may with Reason be expected from our Successes: It is therefore My fixed Resolution, with your Concurrence and Support, to carry on the War in the most effectual Manner, for the Interest and Advantage of My Kingdoms; and to maintain, to the utmost of My Power, the good Faith and Honour of My Crown by adhering firmly to the Engagements entered into with My Allies. In this I will persevere, until My Enemies, moved by their own Losses and Distresses, and touched with the Miseries of so many Nations, shall yield to the equitable Conditions of an honourable Peace: In which Case, as well as in the Prosecution of the War, I do assure you, no Consideration whatever shall make Me depart from the true Interests of these My Kingdoms, and the Honour and Dignity of My Crown.

"Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"I am heartily sorry that the Necessity of large Supplies appears so clearly, from what has already been mentioned. The proper Estimates for the Services of the ensuing Year shall be laid before you; and I desire you to grant Me such Supplies as may enable Me to prosecute the War with Vigour, and as your own Welfare and Security in the present critical Conjuncture require, that we may happily put the last Hand to this great Work: Whatsoever you give, shall be duly and faithfully applied.

"I dare say, your affectionate Regard for Me and the Queen makes you go before Me in what I am next to mention, the making an adequate and honourable Provision for Her Support, in case She should survive Me. This is what not only Her Royal Dignity, but Her own Merit calls for; and I earnestly recommend it to your Consideration.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"I have such a Confidence in the Zeal and good Affections of this Parliament, that I think it quite superfluous to use any Exhortations to excite you to a right Conduct. I will only add, that there never was a Situation in which Unanimity, Firmness, and Dispatch, were more necessary, for the Safety, Honour, and true Interest, of Great Britain."

The Speech being ended; His Majesty was pleased to retire.

And the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Bill (pro Formâ) read.

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

The Lord Chancellor reported His Majesty's Speech.

And the same being read by the Clerk:

Order for an Address:

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

"To offer our joyful Congratulations to His Majesty, on an Occasion so warmly interesting to His Majesty and to all His faithful Subjects as His auspicious Royal Nuptials; and to thank His Majesty, for giving us a Queen, who, whilst She com pletes His own Happiness, promises the greatest Addition to that of His People.

"To express our ardent Wishes, that this Union may be attended by every Felicity; and particularly with a numerous Royal Progeny, to perpetuate the Blessings of His Majesty's Reign to future Ages.

"To thank His Majesty, for having communicated to us, that Overtures had been made, by the several Belligerant Powers, in order to a general Pacification; and by France for a particular Peace with that Crown, upon which an actual Negotiation had followed, though now entirely broke off.

"To acknowledge His Majesty's Wisdom, in not having suffered our Military Operations to be suspended or delayed: To congratulate His Majesty, on the further important Successes of His Arms; and to express our Satisfaction, in the repeated Experience which His Enemies have felt, that superior Numbers cannot avail them, against the superior Capacity of His Majesty's consummate General Prince Ferdinand of Brunswick, and the Bravery of His Troops; and to testify our high Admiration of the Magnanimity and Abilities of the King of Prussia, which have been distinguished in the Midst of so many and so great Difficulties.

"Humbly to declare our Concurrence in His Majesty's Opinion, that it is necessary to exert our most vigorous Efforts in prosecuting the War, wheresoever the Enemy may be attacked with Advantage; and to give His Majesty the strongest Assurances, that we will, with the greatest Zeal and Ardour, and at the Hazard of every Thing that is dear to us, stand by and support His Majesty in carrying on the War in the most effectual Manner, for the Interest of His Kingdoms, and in performing His Engagements to His Allies; convinced that this is the only Method to procure such equitable and honourable Conditions of Peace as may with Reason be expected from our Successes.

"To express our Gratitude for His Majesty's Paternal Goodness to His People, in having declared, in a Manner truly worthy of a British Monarch, that, both in carrying on the War and in making Peace, no Consideration whatever shall make him depart from the true Interests of these His Kingdoms, and the Honour of His Crown.

"To give His Majesty the strongest and most unfeigned Assurances, that this House, penetrated with the warmest and liveliest Sense of His unbounded Tenderness and Concern for our Welfare, will, with the utmost Duty and Zeal, correspond to that Confidence which He reposes in us; being fully persuaded of the Necessity of Unanimity, Firmness, and Dispatch, in the present Situation, and animated thereto by the gracious Admonition of the Best of Kings."

The Lords following were appointed a Committee, to draw an Address, pursuant to the said Order; and report to the House; (videlicet,)

Ld. Chamberlain.
D. Bedford.
D. (fn. 1) Marlborough.
D. Newcastle.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Sandwich.
E. Holdernesse.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Marchmont.
E. Bute.
E. Gower.
E. Buckingham.
E. Northumberland.
E. Egremont.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Delawarr.
V. Weymouth.
V. Bolingbroke.
V. Spencer.
Ld. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Berkeley Str.
L. Hay.
L. Bathurst.
L. Sandys.
L. Bruce.
L. Mansfield.
L. Wycombe.
L. Melcombe.

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

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

After some Time, the House was resumed.

Address reported.

And the Earl of Northumberland reported from the said Committee, an Address prepared by them, pursuant to the foregoing Order.

And the same, being read by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House; and is as follows:

"Most Gracious Sovereign,

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

"It is impossible to approach Your Royal Presence, at this Time, without making our First Offering to Your Majesty of our most joyful Congratulations on the auspicious Occasion of Your Royal Nuptials: We want Words to describe how warmly we are affected with an Event so highly interesting to Your Majesty and to all Your faithful Subjects; or to express our Gratitude to Your Majesty, for giving us a Queen, who, whilst She completes Your Happiness, promises, by every Virtue and amiable Accomplishment, the greatest Addition to that of Your People. May Heaven grant the longest Duration to this Felicity! And may it be attended with a numerous Progeny, to transmit the great Examples of their Illustrious Parents, and perpetuate the Blessings of Your Reign to future Ages.

"We thankfully acknowledge Your Majesty's Goodness, in communicating to us, that Overtures had been made, by the several Belligerant Powers, in order to a general Pacification; and by France, for a particular Peace between Your Majesty and that Crown; whereupon a Negotiation had followed, which is since entirely broke off. No other Proof could be wanting to us, that the Continuance of the War, and the Effusion of Christian Blood, cannot with any Shadow of Justice be imputed to Your Majesty, besides the known Generosity and Benevolence of Your own innate Disposition.

"Your Royal Wisdom has appeared in nothing more, than in not suffering Your Military Operations to be suspended or delayed. And we beg Leave to congratulate Your Majesty on the present signal Successes of Your Arms: Besides the important Con quests with which they have been blessed, Your Enemies have in other Parts been made once more to feel, that superior Numbers cannot avail them, against the superior Capacity and Conduct of your consummate General, Prince Ferdinand of Brunswick, and the unshaken Bravery of Your Officers and Troops. We cannot see without Admiration those repeated Proofs of Magnanimity and Ability which your great Ally, the King of Prussia, though surrounded with so many Difficulties, has given to the World.

"Your Majesty's Sentiments cannot fail to have the greatest Weight with us, because we are sure that they proceed upon wise Principles, founded in the Love of Your People. It is, therefore, from Conviction that we declare our humble Concurrence in Your Opinion, that it is necessary steadily to exert our most vigorous Efforts in every Part where the Enemy may still be attacked with Advantage.

"We beg Your Majesty to accept the strongest and most affectionate Assurances, that we will, with the greatest Zeal and Ardor, and at the Hazard of every Thing that is dear to us, stand by and support Your Majesty, in prosecuting the War in the most effectual Manner for the Interest of Your Kingdoms, and in performing, to the utmost of Your Power, Your Engagements to Your Allies; nothing being more evident, than that this is the only Method to procure such equitable and honourable Conditions of Peace as may with Reason be expected from our Successes.

"We should be greatly wanting to ourselves, as well as to Your Majesty, if we did not testify our particular Thanks for Your paternal Goodness, in having so expressly declared, that, both in carrying on the War and in making Peace, no Consideration whatsoever shall make You depart from the true Interests of these Your Kingdoms and the Honour of Your Crown.

"This Resolution, so truly worthy of a British Monarch, and so engaging to all Your loyal Subjects, calls for adequate Returns on our Part. Penetrated with the liveliest Sense of Your unbounded Tenderness and Concern for our Welfare, we do, from the Bottom of our Hearts, assure Your Majesty, that we will, with the utmost Duty and Zeal, correspond to that Confidence which Your Majesty reposes in us; being fully persuaded of the Necessity of Unanimity, Firmness, and Dispatch, in the present critical Situation, and animated thereto by the gracious Admonition of the Best of Kings."

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

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

Message of Congratulation to the Queen.

Ordered, That a Message be sent from this House to the Queen, "Humbly to present to Her Majesty Our most sincere and joyful Congratulations on the auspicious Occasion of Her Royal Nuptials; and to assure Her Majesty of the dutiful and cordial Part which this House takes, in this Completion of His Majesty's Happiness, the additional Felicity which it brings to His Kingdoms, and of our high Satisfaction and Exultation in seeing so illustrious and amiable a Queen amongst us;" and that the Duke of Marlborough, Earl Gower, and the Lord Bruce, do carry the said Message.

Committee of Privileges.

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

Ld. Chamberlain.
D. Bolton.
D. Bedford.
D. Marlborough.
D. Rutland.
D. Argyll.
D. Ancaster.
D. Newcastle.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Suffolk.
E. Exeter.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Thanet.
E. Sandwich.
E. Cardigan.
E. Litchfield.
E. Holdernesse.
E. Rochford.
E. Albemarle.
E. Coventry.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Rothes.
E. Morton.
E. Eglintoune.
E. Dunmore.
E. March.
E. Marchmont.
E. Bute.
E. Oxford.
E. Harborough.
E. Pomfret.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Harrington.
E. Bath.
E. Brooke.
E. Gower.
E. Buckingham.
E. Powis.
E. Northumb'land.
E. Egremont.
E. Temple.
E. Harcourt.
E. Hertford.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Ilchester.
E. Delawar.
V. Weymouth.
V. Bolingbroke.
V. Folkestone.
V. Spencer.
Ld. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Hereford.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
Ld. Abergavenny.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. St. John Blet.
L. Strange.
L. Berkeley Str.
L. Delamer.
L. Cathcart.
L. Hay.
L. Bathurst.
L. Romney.
L. Montfort.
L. Edgecumbe.
L. Sandys.
L. Bruce.
L. Anson.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Vere.
L. Hyde.
L. Mansfield.
L. Lyttelton.
L. Sondes.
L. Melcombe.
L. Grantham.
L. Grosvenor.
L. Scarsdale.

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

Committee for the Journal.

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

L. Chamberlain.
D. Bedford.
D. Marlborough.
D. Ancaster.
D. Newcastle.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Sandwich.
E. Holdernesse.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Marchmont.
E. Bute.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Bath.
E. Gower.
E. Buckingham.
E. Powis.
E. Northumberland.
E. Egremont.
E. Temple.
E. Harcourt.
E. Hertford.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Ilchester.
E. Delawar.
V. Weymouth.
V. Bolingbroke.
V. Folkestone.
V. Spencer.
Ld. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Winchester.
L. Bp. Litch & Cov.
L. Bp. Worcester.
Ld. Abergavenny.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Berkeley Str.
L. Cathcart.
L. Sandys.
L. Anson.
L. Lyttelton.
L. Melcombe.

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

Stoppages in the Streets, Order to prevent.

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

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

Receivers and Triers of Petitions.

Les Recevours des Petitions de la Grand Bretagne & d' Ireland.

Messire Jean Willes Chevalier, & Chief Justicer de Banc Commune.

Messire Eardley Wilmot Chevalier, & Justicer.

Messire Samuel Bonner Ecuyer.

Et ceux qui veulent delivre leur Petitions les baillent dedans six Jours procheinment ensuivant.

Les Recevours des Petitions de Gascoigne, & des autres Terres & Païs de par la Mer & des Isles.

Messire Thomas Parker Chevalier, & Chief Baron de l'Exchequer du Roy.

Messire Edward Clive Chevalier, & Justicer.

Messire Jean Browning Ecuyer.

Et ceux qui veulent delivre leur Petitions les baillent dedans six Jours procheinment ensuivant.

Les Triours des Petitions de la Grand Bretagne & d' Ireland:

Le Duc de Richmond.

Le Duc de Bolton.

Le Duc de Bedford.

Le Duc de Marlborough.

Le Count de Huntingdon.

Le Count de Northampton.

Le Count de Sandwich.

Le Count de Cardigan.

Le Count de Shaftesbury.

Le Count de Litchfield.

Le Count de Coventry.

Le Count de Cholmondeley.

Le Count de Morton.

Le Count de Marchmont.

Le Viscount de Weymouth.

Le Viscount de Bolingbroke.

Le Viscount de Leinster.

Le Baron Abergavenny.

Le Baron Willoughby de Parham.

Le Baron Delamer.

Le Baron Hay.

Le Baron Romney.

Le Baron Sandys.

Touts eux ensemble ou Quatres de Signeurs avantditz Appellant aux eux les Serjeants du Roy quant sera besoigne tiendront leur Place en la Chambre du Treforier.

Les Triours des Petitions de Gascoigne, & des autres Terres & Païs de par la Mer & des Isles.

Le Duc de Argyll.

Le Duc de Newcastle.

Le Duc de Bridgewater.

Le Count de Cowper.

Le Count de Gower.

Le Count de Egremont.

Le Count de Temple.

Le Count de Hardwicke.

Le Count de Ilchester.

Le Count de Delawar.

Le Viscount Folkestone.

Le Viscount Spencer.

Le Baron Ponsonby.

Le Baron Hyde.

Le Baron Mansfield.

Le Baron Lyttelton.

Le Baron Melcombe.

Le Baron Grantham.

Touts eux ensemble, ou Quatres de Seigneurs avanditz, appellant aux eux les Serjeants du Roy quant sera Besoigne, tiendront leur Place en la Chambre du Chambellan.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Sabbati, septimum diem instantis Novembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Sabbati, 7o Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Landav.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Fauconberg.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Boston.

PRAYERS.

E. Fauconberg takes the Oaths.

This Day Thomas Earl Fauconberg took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

His Majesty to be attended with the Address.

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

Ld. R. Manners & al. against Moore & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of the Honourable Robert Manners, commonly called Lord Robert Manners, and Mary his Wife, Sir Cecil Bishop Baronet, and Hutchinson Mure Esquire; complaining of an Order of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 29th Day of June 1761, and of other Proceedings of the said Court; and praying, "That the said Order may be reversed or set aside; and that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as the Nature and Circumstances of the Case may require; and that Stephen Moore Esquire and Alice Moore otherwise Colvill his Wife, Alexander Stewart Esquire, Samuel Bruce, Daniel Mc Neal, and Hamilton Mc Clure Executor of Robert Donaldson Gentleman, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Stephen Moore and Alice his Wife, Alexander Stewart, Samuel Bruce, Daniel Mc Neal, and Hamilton Mc Clurc, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Saturday the 12th Day of December next; and Service of this Order upon their respective Clerks in Court in the said Court of Chancery in Ireland shall be deemed good Service.

Plunkett & al. against Plunkett & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of James Plunkett Esquire; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 16th Day of November 1756; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, or that the Appellant may have such Relies in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that Arthur Plunkett, John Knox, William Knox, and Roger Palmer, Esquires, and Josiah Richardson Executor of Jeffry French, deceased, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Arthur Plunkett, John Knox, William Knox, Roger Palmer, and Josiah Richardson, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Saturday the 12th Day of December next; and Service of this Order on their Clerks in Court shall be deemed good Service.

Respondent peremptorily to answer Cunningham's Appeal.

The House was informed, "That Patrick Warner, Respondent to the Appeal of John Cunningham, had not put in his Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose."

And thereupon an Affidavit of Alexander Mason Writer in Edinburgh, of the due Service of the said Order, being read:

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

Causes removed.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Sir Thomas Maxwell Baronet is Appellant, and Robert Maxwell Respondent, which stands appointed for Wednesday next, be put off to that Day Sevennight; and that the other Causes be removed in Course.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum effe usque ad & in diem Veneris, decimum tertium diem instantis Novembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 13o Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Comes Granville, Præses.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Manchester.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Morton.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Bath.
Comes Gower.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Boston.

PRAYERS.

Lords take the Oaths.

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

John Earl Granville, Lord President of the Council.

Thomas Duke of Leeds.

Robert Duke of Manchester.

John Marquis of Tweeddale.

Anne Holles Earl of Essex.

Samuel Lord Masham.

The King's Answer to Address reported.

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

"My Lords,

"I thank you for this very dutiful and loyal Address. The Joy which you express upon My Marriage, and your affectionate Regard for the Queen, give Me the highest Satisfaction. I make no Doubt but your ready Concurrence in My Sentiments, and the becoming Zeal which you have so unanimously declared for carrying on the War with Vigour, will have a good Effect both upon our Friends and Enemies, and strengthen My Hands to pursue such Measures as may be most conducive to the true Interests of My Kingdoms."

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

Queen's Answer to Congratulatory Message.

The Earl Gower reported, "That he and the other Lords directed had (according to Order) waited on the Queen, with their Lordships Message of Congratulation on the auspicious Occasion of Her Royal Nuptials; to which Her Majesty was pleased to return the following Answer:

"My Lords,

"I return you My hearty Thanks, for these most affectionate Congratulations. Nothing will add more to My own Happiness, than the having it in My Power to contribute in the smallest Degree to the Welfare and Prosperity of this great Kingdom."

H milton against E. Clanrickard.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Robert Hamilton Gentleman; complaining of several Orders of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 10th of December 1760, the 7th and 27th of February 1761, and 18th of April 1761; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, or that this House will grant the Appellant such Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that Smith Earl of Clanrickard may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Smith Earl of Clanrickard may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the 18th Day of December next; and Service of this Order upon the Six Clerk of the said Earl, in the said Court of Chancery in Ireland, shall be deemed good Service.

Davys against Howard.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Charles Davys of Hampstead in the County of Dublin Esquire; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 9th of March 1761; and praying, "That the same may be reversed or varied, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that Michael Howard and Alice his Wife may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Michael Howard and Alice his Wife may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the 18th Day of December next; and Service of this Order upon the Six Clerk of the said Respondents in the said Court of Chancery in Ireland shall be deemed good Service.

D. Hamilton & al. against Cochrane.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of George James Duke of Hamilton and Brandon, and his Tutors for their Interest, and of James Pinkerton in Mains of Fairninise, and William Pinkerton, Sons of the deceased James Pinkerton Tenant in Chappell, and Barbara Grissin, Relict of the said James Pinkerton; complaining of several Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 1st and 5th of July 1757, the 11th of January 1760, and the 2d and 5th of July 1760; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, or that this House will give the Appellants such other Relief as to their Lordships shall seem meet; and that John Cochrane may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Cochrane may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the 11th Day of December next; and Service of this Order upon his known Agent before the Court of Session in Scotland shall be deemed good Service.

Goostrey to enter into a Recognizance on L. Robert Manners's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Thomas Goostrey Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Lord Robert Manners and others, on account of their Appeal depending in this House; they being absent:"

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

Wilson to enter into a Recognizance on Plunket's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Edmund Wilson of The Middle Temple Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for James Plunkett Esquire, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he being at present in the Country:"

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

Baker & al. against Lightburne & al.

The House being moved, "That Monday the 25th Day of January next may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Anderson Baker and others are Appellants, and Stafford Lightburne Clerk and others Respondents:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Monday the 25th Day of January next, as desired.

King against Sir E. King.

Upon reading the Petition of Henry King Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House wherein Sir Edward King Baronet is Respondent; setting forth, "That, the Respondent having omitted to put in his Answer, the Petitioner's Agent hath neglected to return the usual Affidavit of Service of their Lordships Order, occasioned by a depending Accommodation, which hath not yet been effectuated and completed;" and therefore praying, "That their Lordships would be pleased to make another Order, for the Respondent to put in his Answer to the said Appeal within the like Time, as limited by the former Order:"

It is Ordered, That the said Respondent do put in his Answer to the said Appeal on or before Friday the 18th Day of December next; and Service of this Order upon his Clerk in Court, or Agent, in Ireland, shall be deemed good Service.

His Majesty's Advocate against D. of Gordon.

Upon reading the Petition of His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, wherein the Duke of Gordon and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for Hearing; praying, "In regard the Subject-matter in Dispute in this Cause is under an Accommodation, that the said Hearing may be put off for Four Months; the Agent for the Respondents having signed the said Petition, as consenting thereto:"

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off till this Day Four Months, being the 26th Day of February next.

Fraser against His Majesty's Advocate.

Upon reading the Petition of Captain James Fraser, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, wherein His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland is Respondent, & è contra, which stands appointed for Hearing; praying, "In regard the Parties are treating for an Accommodation, that the said Hearing may be put off; the Respondent's Agent having signed the said Petition, as consenting thereto:"

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off till Monday the First Day of March next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 16o Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Comes Moray.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Melcombe.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Boston.

PRAYERS.

Report concerning Persons taking upon themselves the Titles of Peers of Scotland.

The Earl of Marchmont 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; and to report to the House from Time to Time as they shall think fit: "That the Committee (pursuant to the Order of the House of the 16th Day of March last) have met, to consider the Matter to them referred; and 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 Kirkcudbright, and Alexander Rutherford (who, in the Order for his Attendance, is, by Mistake, named John) and David Dury, each of them severally taking upon himself the Title of Lord Rutherford, having, pursuant to the said Order, attended the Committee, by Persons properly authorized for them, and undertaking forthwith to prosecute their respective Claims in the legal Course of Determination; the Committee are of Opinion, that all further Consideration in regard to them be adjourned till Monday the 14th Day of December next; and that they be ordered then to attend again, by themselves, or by some Persons properly authorized for them."

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

Ordered, That Charles Ross Fleming, taking upon himself the Title of Earl of Wigtoun, do attend this House, by himself, or by some Person properly authorized for him, on Monday the 14th Day of December next, to shew by what Authority, and upon what Grounds, he takes upon himself the said Title.

Bp. of London takes the Oaths.

Thomas Lord Bishop of London took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; his Lordship having first produced a Certificate of his receiving the Sacrament, to the Truth whereof Witnesses were sworn and examined.

Dagge to enter into a Recognizance on D. Hamilton's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Henry Dagge of Bloomsbury Square Esquire may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for George James Duke of Hamilton and others, on account of their Appeal depending in this House; they living in Scotland:"

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

Cormick to enter into a Recognizance on Davys's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Ulick Cormick of London Wine-merchant may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Charles Davys Esquire, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he residing in Ireland:"

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

Accounts of prohibited East India Goods and Naval Stores delivered.

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

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

"The Return of the said Commissioners; with an Account of prohibited East India Goods brought into, and delivered for Exportation out of, the respective Warehouses in London and the Out Ports, from Michaelmas 1760, to Michaelmas 1761; also what remained at Michaelmas 1761; an Account of the like Goods delivered out of the respective Warehouses in London, to be dyed, glazed, &c.; and an Account of Naval Stores imported from Russia for the same Time; also an Account of the Number of Ships which have been employed in the Whale Fishery for the Year 1761; with their respective Names, &c."

And then they withdrew.

And the Titles thereof were read by the Clerk, as follow; vidclicet,

"1. An Account of prohibited East India Goods brought into the East India Warehouses in St. Hellens, in the Port of London, since Michaelmas 1760; also what have been exported from that Time, and what remained at Michaelmas 1761."

"2. An Account of prohibited East India Goods brought into the East India Warehouses in Leadenball and Billiter Lane, in the Port of London, since Michaelmas 1760; also what have been exported from that Time, and what remained at Michaelmas 1761."

"3. An Account of prohibited East India Goods remaining in His Majesty's Warehouse in the Port of London, at Michaelmas 1760, what have been since brought in, what exported, as also what remained at Michaelmas 1761."

"4. An Account of East India Goods prohibited to be worn in this Kingdom, in the respective Warehouses in the Out Ports, at Michaelmas 1760; what have been since brought in, what exported, as also what remained at Michaelmas 1761."

"5. An Account of prohibited East India Goods which have been delivered out of the Warehouses at St. Hellens, Leadenball, Billiter Lane, and Customhouse, in the Port of London, since Michaelmas 1760, in order to be dyed, glazed, &c.; what have been returned, and what remained at Michaelmas 1761."

"6. An Account of Naval Stores imported from Russia into the Port of London, from Michaelmas 1760, to Michaelmas 1761."

"7. An Account of Naval Stores imported from Russia into the Ports of England (commonly called the Out Ports), from Michaelmas 1760, to Michaelmas 1761."

"8. An Account of the Number of Ships which have been employed in the Whale Fishery to Davis's Streights and The Greenland Seas, with their respective Names and Burdens; from whence they were fitted out, and at what Port in Great Britain they were discharged; and also what Quantity of Oil or Whale Fins each Ship has imported in the Year 1761."

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 18o Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Cestrien. Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Gower.
Viscount Weymouth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Sandis.

PRAYERS.

Cunningham & al. against Warner.

The Answer of Patrick Warner of Ardeir, to the Appeal of John Cunningham and others, was this Day brought in.

Accompts of Orphans Fund, &c. delivered.

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

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

"1. An Accompt of the Surplus of the Fund for the Relief of the Orphans and other Creditors of the City of London, on the 5th Day of July 1761."

"2. An Accompt of Money received and paid in Pursuance of the Act for building a Bridge cross the River Thames, from Black Friars in the City of London to the opposite Shore in the County of Surry, from the 15th Day of June 1759 exclusive, to the 5th Day of July 1761 inclusive."

"3. An Accompt of Money received and paid in Pursuance of the Act to improve, widen, and enlarge, the Passage over and through London Bridge, from the 26th Day of November 1760 exclusive, to the 16th Day of November 1761 inclusive."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles of the said Accompts being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table.

E. Bucks & al. against Lady Drury.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of the Right Honourable John Earl of Buckinghamshire and the Right Honourable Mary Ann Countess of Buckinghamshire his Wife, late Mary Ann Drury Spinster, and late an Infant, by her next Friend, and Jocosa Catherina Drury Spinster, an Infant, by Sir John Tyrrell Baronet and George Drury Clerk her next Friends; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery, of the 1st of June 1761; and praying, "That the same may be reversed; or that this House will grant the Appellants such Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that Dame Martha Drury Widow may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Dame Martha Drury may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in her Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 2d Day of December next.

Burke to enter into a Recognizance on Hamilton's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Smith Burke Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Robert Hamilton, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he being in Ireland:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Smith Burke may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellant, as desired.

Sir T. Maxwell against Maxwell:

This Day being appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Sir Thomas Maxwell Baronet is Appellant, and Robert Maxwell is Respondent:

Counsel were called for in.

But no Counsel or Agent appearing, either for the Appellant or for the Respondent:

Appeal dismissed.

The Lord Chancellor declared, "That the said Appeal was absolutely dismissed, pursuant to the Standing Order of this House, of the 8th of June 1749."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 20o Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Moray.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Gower.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Bathurst.

PRAYERS.

Ld. Audley takes the Oaths.

This Day James Lord Audley took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Proceedings of Commissioners of Westminster Bridge delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Seddon, from the Commissioners of Westminster Bridge, attended:"

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

"A State of the Proceedings of the said Commissioners, from the 2d Day of December 1760, to the 17th Day of November 1761, inclusive:

"And also, the Accompts of their Treasurer, from the 10th Day of October 1760, to the 10th Day of October 1761; together with a Rent Roll; and an Accompt of Bridge Rents received from the 10th Day of October 1760, to the 5th Day of July 1761."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Ward against Brown & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of James Ward of the City of Dublin in the Kingdom of Ireland; complaining of a Decretal Order of the Court of Chancery in the said Kingdom, of the 29th of June 1761; and praying, "That the same may be amended, varied, or rectified; or that this House will be pleased to make such other Order for the Appellant's Relief in the Premises, as the Nature and Circumstances of the Case may require; and that Thomas Browne, John White, Elizabeth White, Jane White, Jordan Roche, Edward Bullingbroke, Thomas Southwell, and Edward Herbert, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Thomas Browne, John White, Elizabeth White, Jane White, Jordan Roche, Edward Bullingbroke, Thomas Southwell, and Edward Herbert, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the 25th Day of December next; and Service of this Order upon the Clerk or Agent of the said Respondents in the said Court of Chancery in Ireland shall be deemed good Service.

Haldane & al. against Holburne & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Robert Haldane Esquire Provost, David Ranken Eldest Baillie, Andrew Turnbull Youngest Baillie, William Currie Treasurer, John Kelloch Dean of Guild, all Magistrates of the Borough of Inverkeithing, Hugh Grandiston late Baillie there, Andrew Roxburgh Shipmaster there, Thomas Chapman Salt Officer there, Robert Wilson Residenter there, Sebaslian Swinton Merchant there, John Kirkaldy Merchant there, and Thomas Miller Merchant there, all Counsellors of the said Borough, Robert Murray Deacon of the Weavers, Andrew Tulloch Deacon of the Hammermen, Andrew Small Deacon of the Shoe-makers, and George Dundas Deacon of the Taylors there; complaining of Part of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 11th of March 1761, and of an Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the 5th of August 1761; and praying, "That the same may be reversed or varied; or that the Appellants may have such other Relief as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that Francis Holburne Esquire Vice Admiral of the Red, pretended Provost, Mr. John Cunningham Elder of Balbougie, and Adam Turnbull pretended Baillies, James Young pretended Dean of Guild, and George Syme pretended Treasurer, John Cunningham Younger of Balbougie, James Gibson, William Thomson, John Anderson, Robert Steedman, Mr. John Cant of Grange, Charles Hodge, Robert Browne, Colin Sharpe, Robert Brown Shipmaster, Charles Greig, James Miller, William Walker, pretended Counsellors, and Andrew Deal pretended Deacon of the Baxters, Alexander Elder pretended Deacon of the Taylors, and George Elder pretended Deacon of the Weavers, all of the said Borough, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Francis Holburne, and the several other Persons last mentioned, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the 18th Day of December next; and Service of this Order upon the Agent or Procurator of the said Respondents in the Court below shall be deemed good Service.

Gordon & al. against Ogilvie.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Gordon of Auchanachy, and Alexander Gordon of Whiteley Advocate, his Trustee; complaining of certain Parts of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 26th of November 1760; and of an Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the 17th of February 1761; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or amended, or such other Relief given in the Premises as to this House shall seem just; and that Grizel Ogilvie may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Grizel Ogilvie may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in her Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the 18th Day of December next; and Service of this Order upon her known Agents or Counsel, before the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Sims against Bennett & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Joseph Sims Clerk, Vicar of the Parish and Parish Church of Saint Mary Magdalen in Eastham in the County of Essex; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery, of the 10th of November 1760; and praying, "That the same may be reversed; or that this House will make such further Order for the Appellant's Relief as the Nature, Justice, and Circumstances of the Case may require; and that Thomas Bennett, William Johnson, Frances Wilkes Widow, and Charles Hitch, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Thomas Bennett, William Johnson, Frances Wilkes Widow, and Charles Hitch, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the 4th Day of December next.

Brereton against Brereton.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Edward Brereton of Springmount in The Queen's County in the Kingdom of Ireland Esquire; complaining of Two Decrees of the Court of Chancery in the said Kingdom, of the 6th of February 1758, and 9th of March 1761; and praying, "That the same may be reversed or altered, and that Edward Brereton of Carlow in the said Kingdom may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Edward Brereton may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the 25th Day of December next; and Service of this Order upon his Attorney or Solicitor in the said Court of Chancery in Ireland shall be deemed good Service.

Phillimore's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Robert Phillimore Gentleman, on Behalf of himself and his Two Sons, who are Infants; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for Sale of certain Pieces of Ground, in the Parish of Kensington in the County of Middlesex, Part of his settled Estate, for the Benefit of himself and others claiming under the said Settlement:

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

Jortin to enter into a Recognizance on E. of Buck's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Rogers Jortin of Lincoln's Inn Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Earl of Buckinghamshire and others, on account of their Appeal depending in this House; they being in the Country:"

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

Morgan & al. against E. Winchilsea & al.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Morgan Esquire and others Appellants, and of the Right Honourable Daniel Earl of Winchilsea and Nottingham and others Respondents, in a Cause depending in this House, which stands appointed for hearing on Friday next; setting forth, "That, on the 6th of March last, their Lordships were pleased to order the Hearing of this Cause to be put off till the then next Session of Parliament; and that, on the 13th of the same Month, the Petitioners entered into an Agreement, that the De cree appealed from should be affirmed, upon certain Terms and Conditions, and with certain Variations, if their Lordships should think proper;" and praying, In regard the Petitioners are not yet prepared to lay the said Agreement before their Lordships, that the said Hearing may be put off till such Day as their Lordships shall please to appoint:

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off till Wednesday the Third Day of March next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 23o Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Winton.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Landaven.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Gower.
Comes Egremont.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Melcombe.

PRAYERS.

Bp. of Chichester takes the Oaths.

This Day William Lord Bishop of Chichester took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

His Majesty's Advocate against Edwards.

This Day being appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland is Appellant, and John Edwards is Respondent:

Counsel were called for in.

But no Counsel or Agent appearing, either for the Appellant or for the Respondent:

Appeal dismissed.

The Lord Chancellor declared, "That the said Appeal was absolutely dismissed, pursuant to the Standing Order of the House, of the 8th of June 1749."

Roche to enter into Recognizance on Ward's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Thomas Roche Esquire may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for James Ward, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he living in Ireland:"

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

Davidson to enter into a Recognizance on Haldane's Appeal.

on Haldane's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Henry Davidson may be admitted to enter into a Recognizance for Robert Haldane Esquire and others, on account of their Appeal depending in this House; they living in Scotland:"

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 26o Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Landaven.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Morton.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Bute.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Boston.

PRAYERS.

Lords take the Oaths.

Hugh Lord Viscount Falmouth and Thomas Lord Archer took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

The Queen's Jointure, Bill:

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty to make Provision for supporting the Royal Dignity of the Queen, in case She shall survive His Majesty;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Read Twice, and committed.

Hodie 1a & 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty to make Provision for supporting the Royal Dignity of the Queen, in case She shall survive His Majesty."

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

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

Caffillis Peerage, again referred to Committee of Privileges.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Thomas Kennedy, claiming the Title and Dignity of Earl of Caffillis; setting forth, "That the Petitions on the Behalf of William Earl of March, and the Petitioner, severally claiming the Title and Dignity of Earl of Cassillis, having been referred by His Majesty to this House, their Lordships, on the 10th Day of February last, were pleased to refer the same to the Lords Committees for Privileges, to meet, and consider thereof, on Wednesday the 4th of March; that the Consideration of the Matter of the said Petitions was delayed from Wednesday the 4th to Monday the 9th of March last; but, as some necessary Writings, founded on by the Parties, could not then be exhibited before the Committee, no further Proceedings were had thereupon during the last Session of Parliament;" and praying, In regard the said Writings are now recovered, that their Lordships would be pleased to order, that the said Petitions and References may be taken under Consideration on Wednesday the 9th Day of December next, or on such other Day as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petitions, with His Majesty's Reference thereof, be again referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges, to consider thereof, and report their Opinion thereupon to the House; and that their Lordships do meet, to take the same into Consideration, on Wednesday the 16th Day of December next; and that His Majesty's Attorney General, and His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland have Notice of this Order.

Time limited for receiving Petitions for private Bills.

Ordered, That this House will not receive any Petition for a Private Bill after Tuesday the 23d Day of February next, during this Session of Parliament.

Dagge to enter into a Recognizance on Gordon's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Henry Dagge of Bloomsbury Square Esquire may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Gordon Esquire and his Trustee, on account of their Appeal depending in this House; they residing in Scotland:"

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Martis, primum diem Decembris jam prox. sequen. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

1 Origin. Malborough.