House of Lords Journal Volume 30
April 1763

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 30: April 1763', Journal of the House of Lords volume 30: 1760-1764 (1767-1830), pp. 391-406. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114531 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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April 1763

DIE Lunæ, 11o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Lincoln.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Portland.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Ker.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Delawar.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Grosvenor.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Lovel.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Vernon.

PRAYERS.

Penryn Roads, Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Roads leading from New Street and Pig Street in Penryn in the County of Cornwall, to Redruth in the same 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."

St. George Hanover Square Burying Ground, Bill.

The Earl of Abercorn reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Parcels of Land in Paddington, in the County of Middlesex, in the Rector and Churchwardens of the Parish of Saint George, Hanover Square, in the said County; and appropriating the same for a Burial Ground for the said Parish," 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."

Bradford, &c. small Debts, Bill.

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within the Hundreds of Bradford, Melksham, and Whorlsdown, in the County of Wilts,"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."

Merton Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields in the Township of Merton, in the County of Oxford; and for making a Compensation for Common of Pasture and Tithes arising therein."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendment to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Anguish and Mr. Pechell:

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.

Dudley Wood to Redaal Green, &c, Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend and render more effectual so much of an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for amending and widening the Road from the Market House in Stourbridge to Colly Gate in Cradley, and from Pedmore to Holly Hall, and from Colly Gate to Halesowen, and from the Turnpike Road on Dudley Wood to Rednal Green, in the Parish of King's Norton, and from Carter's Lane to The Bell Inn at Northfield, in the Counties of Worcester, Stafford, and Salop," as relates to the Road from the Turnpike Road on Dudley Wood to Rednal Green, and from Carter's Lane to The Bell Inn at Northfield."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Stone Common, Enclosure, Bill:

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

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 the same Messengers.

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

Message from thence, to return Rich's Bill:

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of certain Messuages, Lands, and Tenements, in North Cerney in the County of Gloucester, late the Estate of Edward Pickering Rich, pursuant to an Agreement; and for applying the Purchase money in discharging Encumbrances affecting the same, and for the Benefit of Thomas Rich, his Son and Heir, an Infant;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Clarehall College Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Master, Fellows, and Scholars, of the College of Clarehall in the University of Cambridge, to alter and vary the Benefaction of Doctor Blyth; and to appropriate the same, for the Benefit of the said College, in the Augmentation of the Vicarages of Everton with Tetworth and Great Gransden, in the Counties of Bedford and Huntingdon;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Jesus College Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Master, Fellows, and Scholars, of Jesus College in the University of Cambridge, to alter and vary the Benefaction of Doctor Edmund Proby and Sir Thomas Proby; and to appropriate the same, for the Benefit of the said College, in the Augmentation of several small Rectories and Vicarages;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Dashwood'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 Samuel Dashwood Esquire in Trustees, for raising Money to pay Debts and Encumbrances, and for providing an Equivalent or Compensation for the same to the Issue inheritable under his Marriage Settlement; and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Joye's Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting several Messuages, Lands, and Tenements, late the Estate of James Joye Esquire, deceased, situate in the Parish of Saint Mary le Strand in the County of Middlesex, in new Trustees; and to enable them to make Building Leases thereof;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Sir Wm. Maynard's and Jesus College, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Lands, in the Counties of Essex and Cambridge, belonging to the Master, Fellows, and Scholars, of the College called Jesus College, in the University of Cambridge, in Sir William Maynard Baronet and his Heirs;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Sinking Fund, Bill.

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

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Exchequer Bills and appropriating Supplies, Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money, by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-three; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for allowing His Majesty's Subjects to import their Goods and Effects, being the Produce of certain Places ceded to France and Spain by the late Treaty of Peace, upon Payment of the same Duties as they would have been liable to if such Places had remained in His Majesty's Possession."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Gosport Streets paving, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better paving of the Streets, and for preventing Nuisances and other Annoyances, in the Town of Gosport, in the County of Southampton;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Fraudulent Votes in County Elections, to prevent, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent fraudulent and occasional Votes in the Elections of Knights of the Shire, and of Members for Cities and Boroughs which are Counties of themselves, so far as relates to the Right of voting by virtue of an Annuity or Rent Charge;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Newcastle Streets, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for lighting the Streets and other Places, and maintaining a regular and Nightly Watch, within the Town and County of the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne; and for regulating the Hackney Coachmen and Chairmen, Cartmen, Porters, and Watermen, within the same;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sandon Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Town of Stafford to Sandon in the County of Stafford, and several other Roads in the Counties of Salop and Stafford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Late Ld. Coleraine's Estate Bill; His Majesty's Consent signified.

The Earl of Egremont acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to grant certain Estates, devised by the Will of Henry late Lord Coleraine in the Kingdom of Ireland, deceased, to Trustees, in Trust for Henrietta Rosa Peregrina Hare and her Heirs, subject to the Uses, Limitations, and Provisions, mentioned in the said Will; and to Two Annuities, payable to Rose Duplessis; and also to certain Sums, payable to Robert Knight, and to Henry Knight, and Anne the Wife of William Basset; and for other Purposes in the said Act mentioned," was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Whitechapel Poor, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for maintaining, regulating, and employing, the Poor within the Parish of Saint Mary Whitechapel, in the County of Middlesex; for cleansing and lighting the Squares, Streets, Lanes, Alleys, Courts, Yards, and other open Passages and Places, and regulating and keeping a Nightly Watch, within such Parts of the said Parish as are not within the Liberties of The Tower of London, or City of London; and to enable the Parishioners to raise Money to defray the Expences of repairing the said Parish Church;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Silk Works, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining, amending, and rendering more effectual, an Act made in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of King Henry the Seventh, intituled, "Silk Works;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Whitechapel Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term and enlarge the Powers of Two Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Highways from Whitechapel Church in the County of Middlesex, to Woodford in the County of Essex; and for enlightening and watching Part of the said Highway, from Whitechapel Church to Stratford; and for repairing the Road through the Parishes of Chigwell and Lambourn, in the County of Essex;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were read the First Time.

Late Ld. Coleraine's Estate, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to grant certain Estates, devised by the Will of Henry late Lord Coleraine in the Kingdom of Ireland, deceased, to Trustees, in Trust for Henrietta Rosa Peregrina Hare and her Heirs, subject to the Uses, Limitations, and Provisions, mentioned in the said Will; and to Two Annuities, payable to Rose Duplessis; and also to certain Sums, payable to Robert Knight, and to Henry Knight, and Anne the Wife of William Basset; and for other Purposes in the said Act mentioned."

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 Martis, duodecimum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 12o Aprilis.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Lincoln.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Kingston.
Dux Portland.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Gower.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Delawar.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Vernon.

PRAYERS.

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-three."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Exchequer Bills and appropriating Supplies, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money, by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-three; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for allowing his Majesty's Subjects to import their Goods and Effects, being the Produce of certain Places ceded to France and Spain by the late Treaty of Peace, upon Payment of the same Duties as they would have been liable to if such Places had remained in His Majesty's Possession."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Penryn Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Roads leading from New Street and Pig Street in Penryn in the County of Cornwall, to Redruth in the same County."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Bradford, &c. small Debts, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within the Hundreds of Bradford, Melksham, and Whorlsdown, in the County of Wilts."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

St. George, Hanover Square, Burying Ground, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Parcels of Land in Paddington in the County of Middlesex, in the Rector and Churchwardens of the Parish of Saint George, Hanover Square, in the said County, and appropriating the same for a Burial Ground for the said Parish."

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 preceding Bills.

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

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

Westminster Streets, paving, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for paving, cleansing, and lighting, the Squares, Streets, and Lanes, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, the Parishes of Saint Giles in the Fields, St. George the Martyr, St. George Bloomsbury, that Part of the Parish of Saint Andrew's Holbourn which lies in the County of Middlesex, the several Liberties of The Rolls and Savoy, and that Part of the Dutchy of Lancaster which lies in the County of Middlesex; and for preventing Annoyances therein; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Merton, Enclosure, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields in the Township of Merton, in the County of Oxford; and for making a Compensation for Common of Pasture and Tithes arising therein;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

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 Speech to His Majesty, in relation to the Money Bills to be passed, and other Matters, delivered the 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; (videlicet,)

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-three."

"2. An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money, by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-three; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for allowing His Majesty's Subjects to import their Goods and Effects, being the Produce of certain Places ceded to France and Spain by the late Treaty of Peace, upon Payment of the same Duties as they would have been liable to if such Places had remained in His Majesty's Possession."

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 the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within the Hundreds of Bradford; Melksham, and Whorlsdown, in the County of Wilts."

"4. An Act for vesting certain Parcels of Land in Paddington in the County of Middlesex in the Rector and Churchwardens of the Parish of Saint George, Hanover Square, in the said County; and appropriating the same for a Burial Ground for the said Parish."

"5. An Act to amend and render more effectual so much of an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Road from the Market House in Stourbridge to Colly Gate in Cradley, and from Pedmore to Holly Hall, and from Colly Gate to Halesowen, and from the Turnpike Road on Dudley Wood to Rednal Green in the Parish of King's Norton, and from Carter's Lane to The Bell Inn at Northfield, in the Counties of Worcester, Stafford, and Salop," as relates to the Road from the Turnpike Road on Dudley Wood to Rednal Green, and from Carter's Lane to The Bell Inn at Northfield."

"6. An Act for amending and widening the Roads leading from New Street and Pig Street in Penryn in the County of Cornwall, to Redruth in the same County."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"7. An Act for dividing and enclosing Stone Common, within the Manor and Parish of Stone, in the County of Worcester."

"8. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields in the Township of Merton, in the County of Oxford; and for making a Compensation for Common of Pasture and Tithes arising therein."

"9. An Act to enable the Master, Fellows, and Scholars, of the College of Clarehall in the University of Cambridge, to alter and vary the Benefaction of Doctor Blyth; and to appropriate the same, for the Benefit of the said College, in the Augmentation of the Vicarages of Everton with Tetworth and Great Gransden, in the Counties of Bedford and Huntingdon."

"10. An Act to enable the Master, Fellows, and Scholars, of Jesus College in the University of Cambridge, to alter and vary the Benefaction of Doctor Edmund Proby and Sir Thomas Proby; and to appropriate the same, for the Benefit of the said College, in the Augmentation of several small Rectories and Vicarages."

"11. An Act for vesting certain Lands in the Counties of Essex and Cambridge, belonging to the Master, Fellows, and Scholars, of the College called Jesus College in the University of Cambridge, in Sir William Maynard Baronet and his Heirs."

"12. An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of Samuel Dashwood Esquire in Trustees, for raising Money to pay Debts and Encumbrances; and for providing an Equivalent or Compensation for the same to the Issue inheritable under his Marriage Settlement."

"13. An Act for vesting several Messuages, Lands, and Tenements, late the Estate of James Joye Esquire, deceased, situate in the Parish of Saint Mary le Strand; in the County of Middlesex, in new Trustees; and to enable them to make Building Leases thereof."

"14. An Act for Sale of certain Messuages, Lands, and Tenements, in North Cerney in the County of Gloucester, late the Estate of Edward Pickering Rich, pursuant to an Agreement; and for applying the Purchase-money in discharging Encumbrances affecting the same; and for the Benefit of Thomas Rich, his Son and Heir, an Infant."

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 retire.

And the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Message from H. C. to return the D. of Marlborough's Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to discharge certain Manors and Lands in the County of Bedford, the Estates of the most Noble George Duke of Marlborough, from certain Trusts and Agreements created and entered into by the said Duke, whereby the said Estates were to be settled on Lord Charles Spencer, Brother to the said Duke, and his Issue, in strict Settlement; and for settling other Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Oxford, in Lieu thereof; and likewise for varying and carrying into Execution certain other Trusts and Agreements of the said Duke, for the making a Settlement of certain Manors and Lands, in the County of Lincoln, upon Lord Robert Spencer, now an Infant, another Brother of the said Duke, and his Issue, in like strict Settlement; and for other Purposes;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Paterson's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for authorizing the Executors of John Hope to assign to Trustees Twenty Thousand Pounds of the Stock or Capital therein mentioned, Part of the Marriage Portion of Jane the Wife of John Paterson Esquire, to be employed in Manner and for the Purposes therein expressed;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Indico, &c. Bill:

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue and amend Two Acts, made in the Twenty-first and Twentyeighth Years of His late Majesty's Reign, for encouraging the making of Indico in the British Plantations in America; and for extending the Provisions of an Act of the Thirtieth Year of His late Majesty's Reign, with respect to bringing Prize Goods into this Kingdom, to Spanish Prize Goods taken since the late Declaration of War with Spain;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Sandon Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Town of Stafford to Sandon in the County of Stafford, and several other Roads in the Counties of Salop and Stafford."

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

D. Richmond.
D. Portland.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Litchfield.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E. Pomfret.
E. Fauconberg.
V. Weymouth.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. St. John Blet.
L. Bruce.
L. Sandys.
L. Boston.
L. Lovel.

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

Gosport Streets, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better paving of the Streets, and for preventing Nuisances and other Annoyances in the Town of Gosport in the County of Southampton."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet To-morrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Silk Works, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining, amending, and rendering more effectual, an Act made in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of King Henry the Seventh, intituled, "Silk Works."

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.

County Elections, to prevent fraudulent Votes in, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent fraudulent and occasional Votes in the Elections of Knights of the Shire, and of Members for Cities and Towns which are Counties of themselves, so far as relates to the Right of voting by virtue of an Annuity or Rent Charge."

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.

Revenue of Customs, further Improvement of, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further Improvement of His Majesty's Revenue of Customs; and for the Encouragement of Officers making Seizures; and for the Prevention of the clandestine Running of Goods into any Part of His Majesty's Dominions;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Whitechapel Poor, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for maintaining, regulating, and employing, the Poor within the Parish of Saint Mary Whitechapel, in the County of Middlesex, for cleansing and lighting the Squares, Streets, Lanes, Alleys, Courts, Yards, and other Open Passages and Places, and regulating and keeping a Nightly Watch within such Parts of the said Parish as are not within the Liberties of The Tower of London, or City of London; and to enable the Parishioners to raise Money to defray the Expenses of repairing the said Parish Church."

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 Thursday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Whitechapel Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term, and enlarge the Powers, of Two Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Highways from Whitechapel Church in the County of Middlesex, to Woodford in the County of Essex; and for enlightening and watching Part of the said Highway from Whitechapel Church to Stratford; and for repairing the Road through the Parishes of Chigwell and Lambourn in the County of Essex."

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.

Newcastle Streets, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for lighting the Streets and other Places, and maintaining a regular and Nightly Watch, within the Town and County of the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne; and for regulating the Hackney Coachmen and Chairmen, Cartmen, Porters, and Watermen, within the same."

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.

Late Lord Coleraine's Estate, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to grant certain Estates, devised by the Will of Henry late Lord Colraine in the Kingdom of Ireland, deceased, to Trustees, in Trust for Henrietta Rosa Peregrina Hare and her Heirs, subject to the Uses, Limitations, and Provisions, mentioned in the said Will; and to Two Annuities, payable to Rose Duplessis; and also to certain Sums, payable to Robert Knight and to Henry Knight, and Anne the Wife of William Basset; and for other Purposes in the said Act mentioned."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Great Butter, from Ireland, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for permitting the Imporation from Ireland of stale and dirty Butter, not fit for Eating, commonly called Grease Butter;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 13o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Portland.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Gower.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Vernon.

PRAYERS.

Gosport Streets, Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better paving of the Streets, and for preventing Nuisances and other Annoyances, in the Town of Gosport in the County of Southampton," 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."

Winster Enclosure, Bill:

The Earl of Marchmont also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Moor, or Waste Ground, within the Hamlet of Winster, in the Parish of Youlgreave, in the County of Derby," 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."

Late Lord Coleraine's Estate, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to grant certain Estates, devised by the Will of Henry late Lord Coleraine, in the Kingdom of Ireland, deceased, to Trustees, in Trust for Henrietta Rosa Peregrina Hare and her Heirs, subject to the Uses, Limitations, and Provisions, mentioned in the said Will; and to Two Annuities, payable to Rose Duplessis; and also to certain Sums, payable to Robert Knight and to Henry Knight, and Anne the Wife of William Basset; and for other Purposes in the said Act mentioned."

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. Anguish and Mr. Pechell:

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

Wareham Town, re-building, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better and more easy Re-building of the Town of Wareham in the County of Dorset; and for determining Differences touching Houses and Buildings burnt down or demolished by reason of the late dreadful Fire there; and for preventing future Danger by Fire;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

York Buildings Company, Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for carrying into Execution an Agreement entered into, between the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising the Thames Water in York Buildings, the Trustees for Annuitants on Lives, William Locke Esquire, his Grace Edward Duke of Norfolk and Partners, Sir Andrew Chadwick Knight, and the Reverend Samuel Grove Clerk, all Real Creditors of the said Governor and Company; and for authorizing and directing the Court of Session in Scotland to proceed to a Sale of such Parts of the Estates of Marischall, Panmure, Southesk, and others, pursuant to the said Agreement, as were leased to Sir Archibald Grant Baronet and Alexander Garden Esquire," 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 Two Amendments thereto."

Which Amendments were read by the Clerk, as follow:

"Press 13. L. 4. After the Word ["Sale"], insert ["and to take what further Proof to them shall appear necessary for apportioning the Rent payable by the said Lease amongst the several Parcels and Baronies aforesaid."]."

"Pr. 17. L. 30. After the Word ["aforesaid"]; leave out ["and"], and insert ["or"]."

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

Westminster Streets, paving, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for paving, cleansing, and lighting, the Squares, Streets, and Lanes, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, the Parishes of Saint Giles in the Fields, Saint George the Martyr, Saint George Bloomsbury, that Part of the Parish of Saint Andrew's Holbourn which lies in the County of Middlesex, the several Liberties of The Rolls and Savoy, and that Part of the Dutchy of Lancaster which lies in the County of Middlesex, and for preventing Annoyances therein; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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.

Indico, &c. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue and amend Two Acts, made in the Twenty-first and Twenty-eighth Years of His late Majesty's Reign, for encouraging the making of Indico in the British Plantations in America; and for extending the Provisions of an Act of the Thirtieth Year of His late Majesty's Reign, with respect to bringing Prize Goods into this Kingdom, to Spanish Prize Goods taken since the late Declaration of War with Spain."

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.

Grease Butter from Ireland, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for permitting the Importation from Ireland of stale and dirty Butter, not fit for Eating, commonly called Grease Butter."

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.

Revenue of Customs, further Improvement of, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the further Improvement of His Majesty's Revenue of Customs; and for the Encouragement of Officers making Seizures; and for the Prevention of the clandestine Running of Goods into any Part of His Majesty's Dominions.

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.

Silk Works, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining, amending, and rendering more effectual, an Act made in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of King Henry the Seventh, intituled, "Silk Works."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

County Elections, to prevent fraudulent Votes in, Bill.

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

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent fraudulent and occasional Votes in the Elections of Knights of the Shire, and of Members for Cities and Towns which are Counties of themselves, so far as relates to the Right of voting by virtue of an Annuity of Rent Charge."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 14o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Elien.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Portland.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Shftesbury.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Vernon.

PRAYERS.

Gosport Streets, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better paving of the Streets, and for preventing Nuisances and other Annoyances, in the Town of Gosport, in the County of Southampton."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Silk Works, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining, amending, and rendering more effectual, an Act made in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of King Henry the Seventh, intituled, "Silk Works."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Winster Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Moor, or Waste Ground, within the Hamlet of Winster, in the Parish of Youlgreave, in the County of Derby."

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 preceding Bills.

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

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

York Buildings Company, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for carrying into Execution an Agreement, entered into between the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising the Thames Water in York Buildings, the Trustees for Annuitants on Lives, William Lock Esquire, his Grace Edward Duke of Norfolk and Partners, Sir Andrew Chadwick Knight, and the Reverend Samuel Grove Clerk, all Real Creditors of the said Governor and Company; and for authorizing and directing the Court of Session in Scotland to proceed to a Sale of such Parts of the Estates of Marischal, Panmure, Southesk, and others, pursuant to the said Agreement, as were leased to Sir Archibald Grant Baronet and Alexander Garden Esquire."

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

County Elections, to prevent fraudulent Votes in, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent fraudulent and occasional Votes in the Elections of Knights of the Shire, and of Members for Cities and Towns which are Counties of themselves, so far as relates to the Right of voting by virtue of an Annuity of Rent Charge."

Then an Amendment was proposed to be made in the 21st Line of the 4th Press, after the Word ["Peace"], to insert ["Town Clerk, or other publick Officer"].

And the same was agreed to.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with an Amendment to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former 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.

Grease Butter from Ireland, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for permitting the Importation from Ireland of stale and dirty Butter, not fit for Eating, commonly called Grease Butter."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Indico, &c. Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue and amend Two Acts, made in the Twenty-first and Twenty-eighth Years of His late Majesty's Reign, for encouraging the making of Indico in the British Plantations in America; and for extending the Provisions of an Act of the Thirtieth Year of His late Majesty's Reign, with respect to bringing Prize Goods into this Kingdom, to Spanish Prize Goods taken since the late Declaration of War with Spain."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Westminster Streets, paving, Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for paving, cleansing, and lighting, the Squares, Streets, and Lanes, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, the Parishes of Saint Giles in the Fields, Saint George the Martyr, Saint Georg Bloomsbury, that Part of the Parish of Saint Andrew's Holbourn which lies in the County of Middlesex, the several Liberties of The Rolls and Savoy, and that Part of the Dutchy of Lancaster which lies in the County of Middlesex; and for preventing Annoyances therein; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Revenue of Customs, further Improvement of, Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further Improvement of His Majesty's Revenue of Customs; and for the Encouragement of Officers making Seizures; and for the Prevention of the clandestine Running of Goods into any Part of His Majesty's Dominions."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Wareham Town, rebuilding, Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better and more easy re-building of the Town of Wareham in the County of Dorset; and for determining Differences touching Houses and Buildings burnt down or demolished by reason of the late dreadful Fire there; and for preventing future Danger by Fire."

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

D. Bedford.
D. Portland.
E. Suffolk.
E. Denbigh.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Sandwich.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Pomfret.
E. Gower.
E. Powis.
E. Egremont.
E. Temple.
E. Ilchester.
Ld. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Bangor.
Ld. Delamer.
L. Foley.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.

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.

Petition of some of the Inhabitants against it.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants, Proprietors, and Owners, of Houses and Ground, within the Town of Wareham in the County of Dorset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking Notice of the said Bill, and setting forth, "That the Petitioners are advised that the same does not contain such Regulations and Provisions as are essentially necessary for answering the good Purposes hoped for and intended by the Petitioners Application to Parliament;" and expressing their Apprehensions, "That; if the same pass into a Law as it now stands, it may be productive of great and litigious Disputes, to the Ruin of many of the Petitioners;" and therefore praying, "That the said Bill may not pass as it now stands; and that they may be heard, by their Counsel, against it; or have such other Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Lords Committees to whom the said Bill stands committed; and that the Petitioners may be heard, by their Counsel, against the said Bill, before the said Committee, if they think fit; as may also Counsel be heard for the said Bill, at the same Time.

Glentham Common, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Common Fields and Grounds within the Parish of Glentham, in the County of Lincoln," 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."

Derby to Newcastle under Line, Road, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Derby, to the Town of Newcastle under Lyne in the County of Stafford; and for repairing and widening the Road from Cliffebank to Snape Marsh in the Village of Shelton in the County of Stafford," 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."

Whitechapel Road, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term and enlarge the Powers of Two Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Highways from Whitechapel Church in the County of Middlesex, to Woodford in the County of Essex; and for enlightening and watching Part of the said Highway from Whitechapel Church to Stratford; and for repairing the Road through the Parishes of Chigwell and Lambourn, in the County of Essex," 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."

Sandon Road, Bill.

The Earl of Breadalbane reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Town of Stafford to Sandon in the County of Stafford, and several other Roads in the Counties of Salop and Stafford," 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."

Newcastle Streets, Bill.

The Lord Ravensworth reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for lighting the Streets and other Places, and maintaining a regular and Nightly Watch, within the Town and County of the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne; and for regulating the Hackney Coachmen and Chairmen, Cartmen, Porters, and Watermen, within the same," 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."

Simpson Enclosure, Bill.

The Lord St. John of Bletsoe reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, a Commonable Cow Pasture, the Common Meadows, Lammas Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Simpson, in the County of Bucks," was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof; and had heard Counsel for the Petitioners against the Bill, as also Counsel for the Bill; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Then it was moved, "That the Third Reading of the said Bill may be put off till this Day Month."

Which being objected to:

The Question was put, upon the said Motion.

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the Third Reading of the said Bill be put off till this Day Month.

Wareham Town, rebuilding, Bill.

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been present this Session, and are not named of the Committee to whom the Bill for re-building the Town of Wareham stands committed, be added to the said Committee.

Reports on annexed forfeited Estates in Scotland.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Rowe, from the Treasury, attended:"

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar,

"Report of the Commissioners and Trustees for managing the annexed forfeited Estates in Scotland, to the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury; which, by an Act of the 25th Year of His late Majesty's Reign, is directed to be laid before both Houses of Parliament, dated 15th March 1762."

"Report of the Commissioners and Trustees for managing the annexed forfeited Estates in Scotland, to the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury; which, by an Act of the 25th Year of His late Majesty's Reign, is directed to be laid before both Houses of Parliament; dated 5th March, 1763."

Whale Fishery in Scotland, Reports delivered.

The said Mr. Rowe also, from the Commissioners of the Customs in Scotland, delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to the Directions of an Act of Parliament.

"An Account of what Number of Ships from Scotland 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 they were discharged; and also what Quantity of Oil and Whale Fins each Ship has imported, from the 10th of October 1761, to the 10th of October 1762."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles of the said Reports and Account being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the said Reports and Account do lie on the Table.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 15o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Milton.

PRAYERS.

Whitechapel Poor, &c. Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for maintaining, regulating, and employing, the Poor within the Parish of Saint Mary Whitechapel, in the County of Middlesex; for cleansing and lighting the Squares, Streets, Lanes, Alleys, Courts, Yards, and other Open Passages and Places, and regulating and keeping a Nightly Watch, within such Parts of the said Parish as are not within the Liberties of The Tower of London, or City of London; and to enable the Parishioners to raise Money, to defray the Expenses of repairing the said Parish Church," 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."

Wareham Town, re-building, Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better and more easy re-building of the Town of Wareham, in the County of Dorset; and for determining Differences touching Houses and Buildings burnt down or demolished by reason of the late dreadful Fire there; and for preventing future Danger by Fire," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill; and had heard Counsel for the Petitioners, upon their Petition, which was referred to the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Newcastle Streets, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for lighting the Streets, and other Places, and maintaining a regular and Nightly Watch, within the Town and County of the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne; and for regulating the Hackney Coachmen and Chairmen, Cartmen, Porters, and Watermen, within the same."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Sandon Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Town of Stafford to Sandon in the County of Stafford, and several other Roads in the Counties of Salop and Stafford."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Glentham Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Common Fields and Grounds within the Parish of Glentham, in the County of Lincoln."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Whitechapel Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term, and enlarge the Powers, of Two Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Highways from Whitechapel Church in the County of Middlesex, to Woodford in the County of Essex; and for enlightening and watching Part of the said Highway, from Whitechapel Church to Stratford; and for repairing the Road through the Parishes of Chigwell and Lambourn, in the County of Essex."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Derby to Newcastle under Line Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Derby to the Town of Newcastle under Lyne in the County of Stafford; and for repairing and widening the Road from Cliffebank to Snape Marsh in the Village of Shelton, in the County of Stafford."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Westminster Streets, paving, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for paving, cleansing, and lighting, the Squares, Streets, and Lanes, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, the Parishes of Saint Giles in the Fields, Saint George the Martyr, Saint George Bloomsbury, that Part of the Parish of Saint Andrew's Holbourn which lies in the County of Middlesex, the several Liberties of The Rolls and Savoy, and that Part of the Dutchy of Lancaster which lies in the County of Middlesex, and for preventing Annoyances therein; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Indico, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue and amend Two Acts, made in the Twentyfirst and Twenty-eighth Years of His late Majesty's Reign, for encouraging the making of Indico in the British Plantations in America; and for extending the Provisions of an Act of the Thirtieth Year of His late Majesty's Reign, with respect to bringing Prize Goods into this Kingdom, to Spanish Prize Goods taken since the late Declaration of War with Spain."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Revenue of the Customs, further Improvement of, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the further Improvement of His Majesty's Revenue of Customs; and for the Encouragement of Officers making Seizures; and for the Prevention of the clandestine Running of Goods into any Part of His Majesty's Dominions."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Grease Butter from Ireland, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for permitting the Importation from Ireland of stale and dirty Butter, not fit for Eating, commonly called Grease Butter."

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 Mr. Anguish and Mr. Pechell:

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 & in diem Lunæ, decimum octavum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 18o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Morton.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Gower.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Vernon.

PRAYERS.

Whitechapel Poor, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for maintaining, regulating, and employing, the Poor within the Parish of Saint Mary Whitechapel, in the County of Middlesex; for cleansing and lighting the Squares, Streets, Lanes, Alleys, Courts, Yards, and other Open Passages and Places, and regulating and keeping a Nightly Watch, within such Parts of the said Parish as are not within the Liberties of The Tower of London, or City of London; and to enable the Parishioners to raise Money, to defray the Expenses of repairing the said Parish Church."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Wareham Town, re-building, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better and more easy re-building of the Town of Wareham, in the County of Dorset; and for determining Differences touching Houses and Buildings burnt down or demolished by reason of the late dreadful Fire there; and for preventing future Danger by Fire."

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. Edwards and Mr. Montague:

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

L. Le Despencer takes his Seat:

The House being informed, "That the Lord Le Despencer was attending, with his Writ of Summons to Parliament:"

The Lord Chancellor explained to the House his Lordship's Descent, as One of the Heirs of Lady Mary Fane; in Favour of whom and whose Heirs King James the First, in the Second Year of His Reign, revived the ancient Barony of Le Despencer.

And thereupon,

The Lord Le Despencer was called in; and, having presented his Writ of Summons to the Lord Chancellor, the same was read by the Clerk, 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 Counsellor Francis Le Despencer Chevalier, Greeting. Whereas Our Parliament, for arduous and urgent Affairs, concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, is now met at Our City of Westminster; We, strictly enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs and Dangers impending (all Excuses being laid aside), you be personally present at Our aforesaid Parliament, with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers, of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice. And this you may in no wise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Sixteenth Day of April, in the Third Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke & Yorke."

Which done;

The Lord Le Despencer took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; and then took his Place on the upper Part of the Barons Bench, next above the Lord Abergavenny.

Message from H. C. to return the Bill to prevent fraudulent Votes in County Elections.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent fraudulent and occasional Votes in the Elections of Knights of the Shire, and of Members for Cities and Towns which are Counties of themselves, so far as relates to the Right of voting by virtue of an Annuity or Rent Charge;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Message from H. C. to return the York Buildings Company's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for carrying into Execution an Agreement entered into, between the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising the Thames Water in York Buildings, the Trustees for Annuitants on Lives, William Lock Esquire, his Grace Edward Duke of Norfolk and Partners, Sir Andrew Chadwick Knight, and the Reverend Samuel Grove Clerk, all Real Creditors of the said Governor and Company; and for authorizing and directing the Court of Session in Scotland to proceed to a Sale of such Parts of the Estates of Marischal, Panmure, Southesk, and others, pursuant to the said Agreement, as were leased to Sir Archibald Grant Baronet and Alexander Garden Esquire;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 19o Aprilis.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Portland.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Essex.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Sondes.
Ds. Grosvenor.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Holland.

PRAYERS.

L. Holland introduced:

Henry Fox Esquire, being, by Letters Patent bearing Date the 16th Day of April in the Third Year of His present Majesty's Reign, created Lord Holland Baron of Foxley in the County of Wilts, was this Day (in his Robes) introduced, between the Lord Ducie and the Lord Harwich (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 Woolsack; who delivered it to the Clerk; and the same was read, at the Table.

His Writ of Summons was also read, as follows:

His Writ of Summons.

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

"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Sixteenth Day of April, in the Third 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 Barons Bench.

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; the Deputy Clerk of the Crown, at the Table, read the Titles of the Bills to be passed, severally, as follow:

Bills passed.

"1. An Act to continue and amend Two Acts, made in the Twenty-first and Twenty-eighth Years of His late Majesty's Reign, for encouraging the making of Indico in the British Plantations in America; and for extending the Provisions of an Act of the Thirtieth Year of His late Majesty's Reign, with respect to bringing Prize Goods into this Kingdom, to Spanish Prize Goods taken since the late Declaration of War with Spain."

"2. An Act for the further Improvement of His Majesty's Revenue of Customs; and for the Encouragement of Officers making Seizures; and for the Prevention of the clandestine Running of Goods into any Part of His Majesty's Dominions."

"3. An Act for explaining, amending, and rendering more effectual, an Act made in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of King Henry the Seventh, intituled, "Silk Works."

"4. An Act to prevent fraudulent and occasional Votes in the Elections of Knights of the Shire, and of Members for Cities and Towns which are Counties of themselves, so far as relates to the Right of voting by virtue of an Annuity or Rent Charge."

"5. An Act for permitting the Importation from Ireland of stale and dirty Butter, not fit for Eating, commonly called Grease Butter."

"6. An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act made in the last Session of Parlia ment, intituled, "An Act for paving, cleansing, and lighting, the Squares, Streets, and Lanes, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, the Parishes of Saint Giles in the Fields, Saint George the Martyr, Saint George Bloomsbury, that Part of the Parish of Saint Andrew's Holbourn which lies in the County of Middlesex, the several Liberties of The Rolls and Savoy, and that Part of the Dutchy of Lancaster which lies in the County of Middlesex; and for preventing Annoyances therein; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"7. An Act for maintaining, regulating, and employing, the Poor within the Parish of Saint Mary Whitechapel, in the County of Middlesex; for cleansing and lighting the Squares, Streets, Lanes, Alleys, Courts, Yards, and other Open Passages and Places, and regulating and keeping a Nightly Watch, within such Parts of the said Parish as are not within the Liberties of The Tower of London, or City of London; and to enable the Parishioners to raise Money, to defray the Expenses of repairing the said Parish Church."

"8. An Act for the better and more easy re-building of the Town of Wareham, in the County of Dorset; and for determining Differences touching Houses and Buildings burnt down or demolished by reason of the late dreadful Fire there; and for preventing future Danger by Fire."

"9. An Act for lighting the Streets and other Places, and maintaining a regular and Nightly Watch, within the Town and County of the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne; and for regulating the Hackney Coachmen and Chairmen, Cartmen, Porters, and Watermen, within the same."

"10. An Act for the better paving of the Streets, and for preventing Nuisances and other Annoyances, in the Town of Gosport, in the County of Southampton."

"11. An Act for continuing and enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Thirtysecond Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Derby to the Town of Newcastle under Lyne in the County of Stafford; and for repairing and widening the Road from Cliffebank to Snape Marsh in the Village of Shelton, in the County of Stafford."

"12. An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Town of Stafford to Sandon in the County of Stafford, and several other Roads in the Counties of Salop and Stafford."

"13. An Act to continue the Term, and enlarge the Powers, of Two Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Highways from Whitechapel Church in the County of Middlesex, to Woodford in the County of Essex; and for enlightening and watching Part of the said Highway, from Whitechapel Church to Stratford; and for repairing the Road through the Parishes of Chigwell and Lambourn, in the County of Essex."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"14. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Moor, or Waste Ground, within the Hamlet of Winster, in the Parish of Youlgreave, in the County of Derby."

"15. An Act for dividing and enclosing several Common Fields and Grounds within the Parish of Glentham, in the County of Lincoln."

"16. An Act for carrying into Execution an Agreement entered into, between the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising the Thames Water in York Buildings, the Trustees for Annuitants on Lives, William Lock Esquire, his Grace Edward Duke of Norfolk and Partners, Sir Andrew Chadwick Knight, and the Reverend Samuel-Grove Clerk, all Real Creditors of the said Governor and Company; and for authorizing and directing the Court of Session in Scotland to proceed to a Sale of such Parts of the Estates of Marischal, Panmure, Southesk, and others, pursuant to the said Agreement, as were leased to Sir Archibald Grant Baronet and Alexander Garden Esquire."

"17. An Act to discharge certain Manors and Lands in the County of Bedford, the Estates of the most Noble George Duke of Marlborough, from certain Trusts and Agreements created and entered into by the said Duke, whereby the said Estates were to be settled on Lord Charles Spencer, Brother of the said Duke, and his Issue, in strict Settlement; and for settling other Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Oxford, in Lieu thereof; and likewise for varying, and carrying into Execution, certain other Trusts and Agreements of the said Duke, for the making a Settlement of certain Manors and Lands in the County of Lincoln upon Lord Robert Spencer, now an Infant, another Brother of the said Duke, and his Issue, in like strict Settlement; and for other Purposes."

"18. An Act to enable His Majesty to grant certain Estates, devised by the Will of Henry late Lord Coleraine in the Kingdom of Ireland, deceased, to Trustees, in Trust, for Henrietta Rosa Peregrina Hare and her Heirs, subject to the Uses, Limitations, and Provisions, mentioned in the said Will; and to Two Annuities, payable to Rose Duplessis; and also to certain Sums, payable to Robert Knight, and to Henry Knight, and Anne the Wife of William Basset; and for other Purposes in the said Act mentioned."

"19. An Act for authorizing the Executors of John Hope to assign to Trustees Twenty Thousand Pounds of the Stock or Capital therein mentioned, Part of the Marriage Portion of Jane the Wife of John Paterson Esquire, to be employed in Manner, and for the Purposes, therein expressed."

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 of Parliament, without expressing My Thanks for the signal Zeal and Dispatch which you have manifested in your Proceedings, and which make it unnecessary for Me to continue it any longer.

"I informed you, at your First Meeting, that Preliminary Articles were signed by My Minister and those of France and Spain: I ordered them to be laid before you; and the Satisfaction which I felt at the approaching Re-establishment of Peace, upon Conditions so honourable to My Crown, and so beneficial to My People, was highly increased by My receiving from both Houses of Parliament the strongest and most grateful Expressions of their entire Approbation. These Articles have been established, and even rendered still more advantageous to My Subjects, by the Definitive Treaty; and My Expectations have been fully answered, by the happy Effects which the several Allies of My Crown have derived from this salutary Measure. The Powers at War with My good Brother the King of Prussia have been induced to agree to such Terms of Accommodation as that Great Prince has approved; and the Success which has attended My Negotiation has necessarily, and immediately, diffused the Blessings of Peace through every Part of Europe.

"I acquainted you with My firm Resolution to form My Government on a Plan of strict Oeconomy. The Reductions necessary for this Purpose shall be compleated with all possible Expedition: And although the Army maintained in these Kingdoms will be inferior in Number to that usually kept up in former Times of Peace; yet I trust that the Force proposed, with the Establishment of the National Militia (whose Services I have experienced, and cannot too much commend), will prove a sufficient Security for the future.

"Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"I have seen with the highest Concern the great Anticipations of the Revenue, and the heavy Debts unprovided for during the late War; which have reduced you to the unhappy Necessity of imposing further Burdens upon My People. Under these Circumstances, it is My earnest Wish to contribute by every Means to their Relief. The utmost Frugality shall be observed in the Disposition of the Supplies which you have granted; and when the Accompts of the Money arising from the Sale of such Prizes as are vested in the Crown shall be closed, it is My Intention to direct that the Produce shall be applied to the Publick Service.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"The Extension of the Commerce of My Subjects, the Improvement of the Advantages we have obtained, and the Increase of the Publick Revenue, are the proper Works of Peace. To these important and necessary Objects My Attention shall be directed. I depend upon your constant Care, to promote, in your several Counties, that Spirit of Concord, and that Obedience to Law, which is essential to good Order, and to the Happiness of My faithful Subjects. It is your Part, to discourage every Attempt of a contrary Tendency: It shall be Mine, firmly to maintain the Honour of My Crown, and to protect the Rights of My People."

Then the Lord Chancellor, having received Directions from His Majesty, said,

Parliament prorogued.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"It is His Majesty's Royal Will and Pleasure, that this Parliament be prorogued to Thursday the 23d Day of June next, to be then here held: And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Thursday the 23d Day of June next."