House of Lords Journal Volume 30
December 1763

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 30: December 1763', Journal of the House of Lords volume 30: 1760-1764 (1767-1830), pp. 430-450. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114536 Date accessed: 15 September 2014.


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December 1763

DIE Jovis, 1o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Bedford, Præses.
Dux Marlborough, C. P. S.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Devon.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes March.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Temple.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Delawar.
Viscount Weymouth.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Ds. Montagu.

PRAYERS.

Heads for a Conference with H. C. about the North Briton, No. 45.

The Lord President reported from the Lords Committees, appointed to prepare what may be proper to be offered to the Commons, at a Conference, upon agreeing to the Commons Resolutions of Friday last, in relation to a Paper, intituled, "The North Briton, No 45," That they had prepared the same accordingly, as follows; videlicet,

"The Lords have desired this Conference, to acquaint the Commons, That their Lordships have taken into Consideration the printed Paper, intituled, "The North Briton, No 45," delivered by them on Friday last at the Conference, as also the Three Resolutions of the House of Commons thereupon, communicated at the same Conference; which (fn. 1) Resolutions the Lords have agreed to, by filling up the Blanks with ["Lords Spiritual and Temporal and"]."

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

Ordered, That the same be communicated to the Commons, at a Conference.

Message to H. C. for the Conference.

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

To desire a present Conference with that House, in the Painted Chamber, upon the Subject-matter of the last Conference.

Solinus's Nat. Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Jarrit Smith and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Andrew Solinus;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hasenclever & al. Nat. Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Jarrit Smith and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Peter Hasenclever and Johann Peter Rucker;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Gordon against Levy & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of the Honourable Lockhart Gordon, Administrator of Isabella Gordon, formerly Levy, his late Wife, deceased; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery, of the 20th of November 1758; and of an Order of the said Court, of the 10th of November last; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered; and that this House would give the Appellant such Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships shall seem meet; and that Judy Levy, Reuben Adolphus, Michael Adolphus, Lazarus Simons, and Joseph Martin, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Judy Levy, Reuben Adolphus, Michael Adolphus, Lazarus Simons, and Joseph Martin, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the 15th Day of this Instant December.

Conference agreed to by the Commons.

The Messengers sent to the House of Commons, to desire a present Conference with that House, in the Painted Chamber, upon the Subject-matter of the last Conference, being returned, acquainted the House, "That the Commons do agree to a Conference, as desired."

Ordered, That the Managers of the last Conference be the Managers of this Conference.

Whaley against Bagenal.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Richard Chappell Whaley Esquire; complaining of an Order of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 18th of June 1763; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered; and that this House would give the Appellant such Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships shall seem meet; and that Beauchamp Bagenal Esquire may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Beauchamp Bagenal may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the 5th Day of January next; and Service of this Order upon the Clerk in Court of the said Respondent in the said Court of Chancery in Ireland shall be deemed good Service.

Crowe against Smith & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of David Crowe Gentleman; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery, of the 11th of November 1757; and of an Order of the said Court, of the 1st of November 1762; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered; and that this House would give the Appellant such Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships shall seem meet; and that Richard Smith Esquire, and John Robinson Esquire and Mary his Wife, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Richard Smith, and John Robinson and Mary his Wife, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the 15th Day of this Instant December.

Conference had about the North Briton, No 45.

The House being informed, "That the Managers for the Commons were ready for the Conference, in the Painted Chamber:"

The Names of the Managers for the Lords were called over.

And the House was adjourned during Pleasure; and the Lords went to the Conference.

Which being ended, the House was resumed:

And the Lord President reported, "That the Lords had met the Managers for the Commons, at the Conference, and delivered to them what they were directed."

Walker & al. Leave to appeal, though out of Time:

Upon reading the Petition of John Walker, James Stewart, and others, Burgesses of the City of Edinburgh; setting forth, "That, the Mail coming from Edinburgh having been robbed on Thursday the 24th of November last, the Letters, which should have arrived at London on Monday last, did not arrive till Tuesday; by which Accident, a Petition of Appeal, on Behalf of the Petitioners, against certain Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary and Lords of Session in Scotland, has been retarded, so that it could not be presented till the Day after the Time limited by their Lordships Standing Order;" and therefore praying, That the said Appeal may be now received:"

It is Ordered, That the said Appeal be received, as desired.

Walker & al. against Drummond & al.

Accordingly, upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Messieurs John Walker One of the old Baillies of the City of Edinburgh, James Stewart, and Thomas Hogg, sometime Baillies of the said City, William Gibson late Merchant Counsellor, Charles Cunningham Deacon of the Baxters, James Somervill Deacon of the Bonnet Makers, and William Thomson Deacon of the Weavers, all Burgesses of the said City of Edinburgh; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 18th of February 1763; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there, of the 15th of July 1763; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered; and that this House would give the Appellants such Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships shall seem meet; and that George Drummond Esquire, and the other Magistrates and Town Council of Edinburgh, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said George Drummond, and the other Magistrates and Town Council of Edinburgh, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the 29th Day of this Instant December; and Service of this Order upon the Counsel or Agents of the said Respondents in the said Court of Session in Scotland shall be deemed good Service.

Young against Nisbet.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Young of Newhall Esquire; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 17th of November 1763; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered; and that this House will give the Appellant such Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships shall seem meet; and that John Scott Nisbet of Craigintinny may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Scott Nisbet may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the 29th Day of this Instant December; and Service of this Order upon the Counsel or Agents of the said Respondent in the said Court of Session shall be deemed good Service.

Dagge to enter into Recognizance on Mc Lane's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Mr. John Dagge may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John M'Laine, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he living in Scotland:"

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

Hamersley to enter into Recognizance on Hamilton's Appeal.

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

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

Westminster Bridge, Accompts 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 Commissioners for building Westm'r Bridge, from the 7th Day of December 1762, to the 16th Day of November 1763, inclusive."

"Accompts of the Treasurer to the Commissioners for building Westm'r Bridge, from the 10th Day of October 1762 to the 10th Day of October 1763; together with a Rent Roll, and an Accompt of Bridge Rents received, from the 5th of July 1762 to the 5th of July 1763."

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.

Orphans Fund, London Bridge, and Black Friars Bridge, Accompts delivered.

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

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

"An Accompt of the Surplus of the Fund for the Relief of the Orphans and other Creditors of the City of London, on the 5th Day of July 1763."

"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 10th Day of December 1762 (exclusive), to the 7th Day of October 1763 (inclusive)."

"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 Side in the County of Surrey, from the 5th Day of July 1762 (exclusive), to the 5th Day of July 1763 (inclusive)."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read, by the Clerk:

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

Message from His Majesty, relating to the Marriage of the Princess Augusta:

The Earl of Halifax acquainted the House, "That he had a Message from His Majesty, under His Royal Sign Manual, which His Majesty had commanded Him to deliver to their Lordships; and which would have been delivered the same Day the like Message was delivered to the House of Commons, had not his Lordship's Indisposition prevented it."

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

"GEORGE R.

"His Majesty, having agreed to a Marriage proposed between the Princess Augusta His Majesty's Eldest Sister and the Hereditary Prince of Brunswick Lunenbourg, has thought fit to communicate the same to this House. And, as His Majesty is fully persuaded that an Alliance with so great a Protestant Family cannot but be acceptable to all His faithful Subjects, He promises Himself the ready Concurrence of this House in bringing it to Perfection.

"G. R."

Order for Address thereupon.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, "To return His Majesty the Thanks of this House for His most Gracious Message, by which His Majesty has been pleased to acquaint this House with His having agreed to a Marriage between the Princess Augusta His Majesty's Eldest Sister and the Hereditary Prince of Brunswick (fn. 2) Lunebourg; and to assure His Majesty, that this House, acknowledging with Gratitude His provident Care and paternal Attention to the Interests of His Kingdoms in the Choice of this Alliance, which, under the Blessing of Providence, cannot fail of conducing to the Support of the Protestant Cause, will concur most chearfully in whatever may contribute to the Conclusion of a Marriage so justly acceptable to all His Majesty's faithful Subjects."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Somerset.
D. Ancaster.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Pembroke.
E. Suffolk.
E. Essex.
E. Litchfield.
E. Eglintoun.
E. Marchmont.
E. Halifax.
E. Delawar.
Vis. Weymouth.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. B. Bangor.
L. B. Peterborough.
L. B. Landaff.
L. Le Despencer.
L. Delamer.
L. Cathcart.
L. Sandys.
L. Bruce.
L. Mansfield.
L. Lovel & Holland.

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.

Further Conference desired by the Commons, on the North Briton, No 45.

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

To desire a Conference with this House, upon the Subject-matter of the last Conference.

To which the House agreed.

And the Messengers were called in; and told, "That the Lords do agree to a Conference, as desired; and appoint it presently, in the Painted Chamber."

Ordered, That the Managers of the last Conference be the Managers of this Conference.

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

After some Time, the House was resumed.

Address on His Majesty's Message about the Princess Augusta's Marriage.

And the Earl of Pembroke reported from the Committee an Address drawn by them, 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 present to Your Majesty our sincerest Thanks, for Your Gracious Condescension, in acquainting us with Your having agreed to a Marriage between Your Majesty's Eldest Sister the Princess Augusta and the Hereditary Prince of Brunswick (fn. 3) Lunebourg. We acknowledge, with the sincerest Gratitude, Your Majesty's provident Care, and paternal Attention to the Interests of Your Kingdoms, in the Choice of this Alliance; which, under the Blessing of God, cannot fail of adding Strength and Stability to the Protestant Cause. And we do humbly assure Your Majesty, that we will, with the greatest Chearfulness and Satisfaction, concur on our Part in every Thing that may forward the happy Conclusion of a Marriage so justly acceptable to all Your Majesty's faithful Subjects."

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

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

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

Conference had about the North Briton, No 45.:

The House being informed, "That the Managers for the Commons were ready for the Conference, in the Painted Chamber:"

The Names of the Managers for the Lords were called over.

And the House was adjourned during Pleasure; and the Lords went to the Conference.

Which being ended, the House was resumed.

And the Lord President reported, "That the Lords had met the Managers for the Commons, at the Conference; which on their Part was managed by the Lord North; who acquainted the Managers for the Lords, "That the Commons had come to a Resolution, and had agreed upon an Address to be presented to His Majesty, wherein they desired the Concurrence of this House."

Which Resolution and Address are as follow:

"Resolved, by the

"Commons in Parliament assembled, That the printed Paper, intituled, "The North Briton, No 45," which was communicated to the Lords at the last Conference, be burnt, by the Hands of the Common Hangman, at The Royal Exchange in London, upon Saturday next, at One of the Clock; and that the Sheriffs of London do then attend, and cause the same to be burnt there accordingly."

"We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and faithful Subjects, the Commons in Parliament assembled, having taken into our Consideration a late false, scandalous, and seditious Libel, intituled, "The North Briton, No 45," think it our indispensable Duty to express our Surprize and Indignation, at finding that neither the publick nor private Virtues, which so eminently entitle Your Majesty to the highest Veneration, as well as to the most grateful and loyal Attachment of all Your Subjects, nor the gracious Expressions of Your tender Care and Affection for Your People, in Your Majesty's Speech from the Throne at the End of the last Session of Parliament, which has been thus infamously traduced, should have been sufficient to secure Your Majesty from so insolent and unexampled an Indignity.

"Such indeed has been Your Majesty's uniform Adherence to the Principles of our happy Constitution, and such the uninterrupted Harmony and good Correspondence between Your Majesty and Your Parliament, that it is no Wonder to see that the same audacious Hand, which hath dared thus grossly to affront Your Majesty, should at the same Time violate the other sacred Regards prescribed by the Laws and Constitution of this Country, aspersing and calumniating every Branch of the Legislature, and endeavouring to excite amongst all Ranks of Your Majesty's Subjects such a Spirit of Discord and Disobedience, as could end in nothing but the total Subversion of all lawful Government.

"Permit us also to express to Your Majesty our firm Persuasion and just Confidence, that this most extravagant and outrageous Attempt will prove as impotent as it is wicked; that, instead of answering those Purposes for which it appears to have been calculated, it will, on the contrary, serve to excite in Your faithful Subjects the Abhorrence of such dangerous Practices, to unite them more firmly in their zealous Attachment to Your Majesty's Person and Government, and in a due Reverence for the Authority of the Legislature; and lastly, that, in Consequence of Your Majesty's Directions to prosecute the Authors of this infamous Libel, it will bring such Punishment upon those who shall be found guilty of so atrocious a Crime, as the Laws of their Country have prescribed, and as the publick Justice and Safety shall demand."

Resolution of H. C. and Address, agreed to.

Then the said Resolution being read, by the Clerk:

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Resolution; and that the Blank be filled up with ["Lords Spiritual and Temporal and"].

And the said Address being also read, by the Clerk:

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Address; and that the Blank be filled up with ["Lords Spiritual and Temporal and"].

Ordered, That the said Agreement be communicated to the Commons, at a Conference.

Another Conference desired by this House.

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

To desire a present Conference with that House, in the Painted Chamber, upon the Subject-matter of the last Conference.

Causes removed.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Alexander Brebner is Appellant, and John Haliburton and Company are Respondents, which stands appointed to be heard Tomorrow, be put off till Wednesday next; and that the other Causes be removed in Course.

Conference agreed to, and reported.

The Messengers sent to the House of Commons, to desire a present Conference with that House, upon the Subject-matter of the last Conference, being returned, acquainted the House, "That the Commons agree to a Conference, as desired."

Ordered, That the Managers of the last Conference be the Managers of this Conference.

The House being informed, "That the Managers for the Commons were ready for the Conference, in the Painted Chamber:"

The Names of the Managers for the Lords were called over.

And the House was adjourned during Pleasure; and the Lords went to the Conference.

Which being ended, the House was resumed.

And the Lord President reported, "That the Lords had met the Managers for the Commons, at the Conference; and had acquainted them, "That the Lords have agreed to the Resolution communicated by the Commons at the last Conference, and have directed the Paper to be transmitted to the Sheriffs of London, to be burnt accordingly; and that their Lordships have also agreed to the Address communicated by them at the same Conference, and have filled up the Blanks with ["Lords Spiritual and Temporal and"]."

Ordered, That the Lords with White Staves do wait on His Majesty, humbly to know what Time His Majesty will please to appoint to be attended with the said Address of both Houses of Parliament.

Solinus's Nat. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Andrew Solinus."

Cassau's Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Govert Cassau."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 2o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Camerarius.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Pomfret.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Boston.

PRAYERS.

His Majesty to be attended with the Address of both Houses, concerning The North Briton, No 45.:

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 will please to appoint to be attended with the Address of both Houses of Parliament; and that His Majesty hath appointed Monday next, at a Quarter of an Hour after One of the Clock, at His Palace of Saint James."

Message to H. C. to acquaint them therewith.

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

To acquaint them, "That His Majesty hath appointed Monday next, at a Quarter after One of the Clock, to be attended with the Address of both Houses of Parliament, at His Palace of Saint James; and that the Lords intend to be there at that Time."

His Majesty to be attended with the Address of this House, concerning the Princess Augusta's Marriage.

The Lord Chamberlain also 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 appoint to be attended with the Address of this House, upon His Majesty's Gracious Message relating to the Marriage of the Princess Augusta; and that His Majesty hath appointed Monday next, at a Quarter of an Hour before Two of the Clock, at His Palace of Saint James."

Solinus's Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Andrew Solinus."

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

Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Sutherland.
E. Loudoun.
E. Marchmont.
E. Hyndford.
E. Aylesford.
E. Pomfret.
Vis. Hereford.
Vis. Dudley & Ward.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. B. Exeter.
Ld. Willoughby Par.
L. Delamer.
L. Masham.
L. Sandys.
L. Bruce.
L. Boston.

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

Cathcart, Leave to appeal though out of Time:

A Petition of John Cathcart of London Merchant, was presented, and read; setting forth, "That the Indisposition and Confinement of the Petitioner's Agent in the Court below prevented him from preparing the Petitioner's Appeal till the Day was elapsed which is appointed by their Lordships Standing Order for receiving Appeals;" and therefore praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to receive his said Appeal."

And thereupon the Petitioner's Agent was called in, and heard at the Bar.

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the said Appeal be received, as desired.

Cathcart against Blackwood.

Accordingly, upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Cathcart of London Merchant; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 17th of November 1762, and 22d of July 1763; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered; and that this House would give the Appellant such Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships shall seem meet; and that Alexander Blackwood may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Alexander Blackwood may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the 30th Day of this Instant December; and Service of this Order upon the Procurators or Agents of the said Respondent in the Court of Session in Scotland shall be deemed good Service.

Barry & al. Pet. referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Richard Barry and Arthur Barry, Two of the Younger Sons of the Right Honourable James Earl of Barrymore in the Kingdom of Ireland, deceased; and also of John Smith Barry, another of the Younger Sons of the said Earl, for himself and on the Behalf of James Hugh Smith Barry and Richard Smith Barry his Two Sons, both Infants; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for settling a competent Part of certain Estates, comprised in the Settlements and Will of the late James Earl of Barrymore, deceased, in Trust, for raising Money to discharge Debts and Encumbrances:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to Mr. Justice Clive and Mr. Baron Perrott; 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.

Time limited for receiving Private Bills.

Ordered, That this House will not receive any Petition for a Private Bill during this Session, after Friday the 27th Day of January next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 5o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Bedford, Præses.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Hyndford.
Viscount Weymouth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Boston.

PRAYERS.

Message to H. C. for Leave for Mr. Harley to attend.

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

To desire, "That they will give Leave to Mr. Alderman Harley, One of the Sheriffs of the City of London (a Member of that House), to attend their Lordships To-morrow, in order to give an Account of the Obstructions made to the Execution of an Order of both Houses of Parliament on Saturday last."

His Majesty having appointed this Day, at a Quarter of an Hour after One of the Clock, to be attended with an Address of both Houses of Parliament;

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in horam secundam post Meridiem, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 5o Decembris.

(Post Meridiem.)

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Bedford, Præses.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Gower, Camerarius.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Morton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.

PRAYERS.

The King's Answer to Address of both Houses, concerning The North Briton, No 45.

The Lord Chancellor reported, "That both Houses of Parliament did this Day present to His Majesty their humble Address; to which His Majesty was pleased to return the following most Gracious Answer; (videlicet,)

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"The very affectionate Zeal which you express for the Vindication of My Honour, and your declared Resolution to support the Authority of Parliament, cannot fail of being extremely grateful to Me. It has been hitherto, and it always shall be, My Care, to regulate My Conduct according to the Principles of the Constitution. I will not, therefore, be wanting, in carrying the Laws into Execution against all who shall presume to violate any of those Principles; and in this Resolution I doubt not of receiving the hearty Concurrence and Support both of My Parliament and My People."

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

The King's Answer to Address relating to the Marriage of the Princess Augusta.

The Lord Chancellor also reported, "That the House did this Day present to His Majesty their humble Address relating to the Marriage of the Princess Augusta; to which His Majesty was pleased to return the following most Gracious Answer:

"My Lords,

"I thank you for this fresh Mark of your Affection to Me and My Family; and see with great Pleasure that My Intention of marrying My Sister to a Prince so eminently deserving, and Heir of one of the First Protestant Houses in Europe, is so agreeable to you."

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

The House being moved, "That Mr. John Dagge of the Parish of Saint George Bloomsbury may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Richard Chappell Whaley Esquire, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he living in Ireland:"

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

Solinus's Nat. Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Andrew Solinus," 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."

French, Leave to appeal, though out of Time.

A Petition of Robert French Esquire, was presented, and read; setting forth, "That, the Petitioner being advised to exhibit his Appeal from an Order of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, dismissing the Petitioner's Bill, the Petitioner's Agent in Ireland did not transmit the necessary Materials and Instructions till the Commencement of the Session; and the final Orders, dispatched from Dublin for that Purpose in the Packet of the 18th of November last, did not arrive till Monday the 28th, at the same Time with the Packets of the 20th and 22d of the same Month, having been detained Four Days longer than the ordinary Passage; and therefore praying their Lord ships Indulgence and Permission for exhibiting his said Appeal; and that the same may be received, notwithstanding the small Exceeding of the Time limited by their Lordships Standing Order."

And thereupon the Agent was called in, and heard at the Bar.

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the said Appeal be received, as desired.

French against Sir Ulick Blake & al.

Accordingly, upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Robert French of the City of Dublin Esquire; complaining of an Order of Dismission of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 17th of February 1763; and praying, "That the same may be reversed; and that this House would give the Appellant such Relief in the Premises as the Nature and Justice of the Case may require; and that Sir Ulick Blake and Dame Mary his Wife, Sir Henry Lynch and Dame Mary his Wife, Henry Lord Viscount Kingsland and Honoria his Wife, Thomas Earl of Lowth and Margaret his Wife, Charles Daly Esquire and Anastasia his Wife, Robert French, Anthony French, Ignatius Blake, Miles Burke, Andrew Lynch, Patrick French, Newton Radford, Robert French of Rahassane, Denis Daly, John Taylor, Elizabeth Daly Widow, James Daly, Robert French of Moneva, John Taylor, Guy Atkinson Clerk, Robert Hamilton, Thomas Rutledge, Walter Burke, Edmond Burke, Mark French, and John Skerrett, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Sir Ulick Blake and Dame Mary his Wife, and the said several Persons last-named, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the Ninth Day of January next; and Service of this Order upon the Clerks in Court or Agents of the said Respondents in the said Court of Chancery in Ireland shall be deemed good Service.

Leave given by H. C. for Mr. Harley to attend.

The Messengers who were sent to the House of Commons, to desire, "That they will give Leave to Mr. Alderman Harley, One of the Sheriffs of the City of London (a Member of that House), to attend their Lordships To-morrow, in order to give an Account of the Obstructions made to the Execution of an Order of both Houses of Parliament on Saturday last," return Answer, "That the Commons do give Leave to Mr. Alderman Harley to attend their Lordships Tomorrow, as desired, if he thinks fit."

Order for the other Sheriff of London to attend.

Ordered, That Mr. Alderman Blunt, One of the Sheriffs of the City of London, do attend this House To-morrow, in order to give an Account of the Obstructions made to the Execution of an Order of both Houses of Parliament on Saturday last.

Ordered, That David Bell, Thomas Collins, and Alexander Fall, do attend this House To-morrow.

Lords to be summoned.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned to attend To-morrow.

Dallas against Dallas.

The Answer of James and Alexander Dallas, to the Appeal of William Dallas:

Maclane against Maclane.

And the Answer of Mary Maclane and Allan Maclane her Husband, to the Appeal of John Maclane of Lochbury;

Were this Day brought in.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 6o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Bedford, Præses.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Devon.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Kingston.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.
Comes Gower, Camerarius.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Morton.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Granville.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Bath.
Comes Powis.
Comes Temple.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Delawar.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttleton.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Grosvenor.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Ds. Milton.
Ds. Montagu.
Ds. Vernon.

PRAYERS.

D. of Bedford takes the Oaths.

This Day John Duke of Bedford Lord President took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; his Grace having first delivered a Certificate of his receiving the Sacrament, to the Truth whereof Witnesses were sworn and examined.

Further Consideration of the Complaint of a Breach of Privilege put off.

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into further Consideration the Matter of the Complaint of a Breach of Privilege, in putting the Name of a Lord of this House to Notes to a scandalous Libel, intituled, "An Essay on Woman;" and for the Attendance of several Witnesses in relation thereto:

Ordered, That this House will take the Matter of the said Complaint into further Consideration on this Day Sevennight; and that the several Persons, who were ordered to attend as Witnesses this Day do then attend.

Sheriffs of London and other Persons give an Account of the Riot at the burning The North Briton, No 45:

The House being informed, "That the Sheriffs of London were attending, according to Order:"

They were called in, to the Bar; and directed to give the House an Account of the Obstructions made to the Execution of an Order of both Houses of Parliament, for burning the Paper, intituled, "The North Briton, No 45," on Saturday last.

Whereupon Mr. Alderman Harley acquainted the House, "That the Sheriffs met at Guildhall on Saturday last, and about Half an Hour after Twelve o'Clock they went from thence to carry into Execution the Order of both Houses of Parliament; that, at the Entrance into Cornhill, he was met by the City Marshal, who acquainted him, "That there was a very great Riot and Tumult; and that he apprehended he could not carry the Order into Execution without a Military Force." To which he replied, "That he would endeavour to do it." That he was also met by several Constables, who told him, "There was a great Number of Rioters, who had been encouraged by Gentlemen in Coffee-houses and Balconies;" and was also advised by the Secondary to retreat to The Mansion House; but that he was determined to carry the Order into Execution if possible; and accordingly went on in his Chariot; but the Mob were so numerous, and the Hissings so great, that the Horses were frightened, and he could not get to the Place where the Paper was to be burnt. Upon which, he got out of his Chariot, and went to the Place where the Fuel was prepared; but the Wood was so wet, that it could not take Fire; but he read the Order, and gave the Paper with his own Hands into the Hands of the Executioner, who held it on the lighted Torch, which he held in his Hand till it was burnt; and that he saw it burnt pursuant to the Order. After which, he got into his Chariot, in order to retreat; but the Mob pelted the Constables with Billets and Sticks, that they were forced to give Way; and that One of the Billets was thrown at his Chariot, and broke the Fore-glass of it; and then he retreated to The Mansion House. That he heard nothing of any Riot when he set out from Guildhall; but believed the City Marshal could give some Account of what passed before."

Then Mr. Alderman Blunt, the other Sheriff, said, "That he had but little to add to the Account given by Mr. Alderman Harley. That the First News they had of the Riot was when they were near to The Mansion House; that the Mob threatened to overturn his Chariot; upon which he got out of it, and was hustled by the Mob; and when he got in again, they surrounded and stopped his Chariot, so that he could get no farther."

They are directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Osmond Cooke, the City Marshal, was directed to give an Account of what he knew of the Riot on Saturday last; and says, "That the Sheriffs sent to him on Friday Evening, to acquaint him with the Order for burning the Paper, and to order him to attend; and that accordingly he went on Saturday Morning, about 11 o'Clock, with the Executioner and the Constables, to see every Thing prepared; that the Mob hissed, and pelted him with Mud, and struck him, and spit in his Face, crying out, "Wilkes and Liberty;" that he went to meet the Sheriffs, to acquaint them; and that he met the Sheriffs near The Mansion House, and acquainted them with it; but Mr. Sheriff Harley said, "They must go on;" which he did accordingly; and that Mr. Sheriff Harley was insulted while he was reading the Order for burning the Paper; and that he saw more than Half of it burnt: After which, the Fore-glass of Mr. Sheriff Harley's Chariot was broke by a Billet of Wood which was flung at it; and afterwards a Man was brought to The Mansion House, who, they said, was the Person that did it; and he was committed."

Being asked, "Whether he knew any Persons that were assisting and encouraging the Mob?" Says, There were several Persons well-dressed, who encouraged the Mob, from The Union Coffee House, and from the Balcony on this Side of The Union Coffee House; but he does not know any of them."

Being asked, "What Number of Constables attended?" Says, "The Number ordered were 234; and he believes very near 200 attended."

Asked, "Whether it was known at The Mansion House that there was a Riot?" Says, "He believes the Noise of the Mob might be heard in The Mansion House."

"Asked, "Whether he received any Order from the Lord Mayor, or any Alderman or Justice of the Peace in the City, for quelling the Mob?" Says, "He did not."

Asked, "Whether the Lord Mayor was at The Mansion House when he acquainted the Sheriffs that there was a Mob?" Says, "He believes he was."

Asked, "Whether there was any contrary Party, that endeavoured to assist and defend the Constables?" Says, "He saw none; the Mob were all of the same Side."

He is directed to withdraw.

Then the Sheriffs were called in again; and asked, Whether the Lord Mayor was at The Mansion House on Saturday last, when they went to The Mansion House?"

And Mr. Sheriff Harley says, "When the Sheriffs retreated to The Mansion House, they found the Lord Mayor there, doing his usual Business."

Being asked, "Whether the Lord Mayor, or any of the Aldermen, sent any Orders for quelling the Mob?" Says, "He does not know that they did. There is always upon these Occasions a Precept issued to the Alderman of every Ward, to send the Constables of his Ward."

"Asked, "Whether, during the Riot, any Magistrate of the City did appear, and give any Orders for quelling the Mob?" Says, "He does not know that they did."

Asked, "Whether the Riot Act was read, or attempted to be read?" Says, "It was not."

The Sheriffs were directed to withdraw.

Then David Bell was called in; and directed to give an Account of what he knew of the Riot on Saturday last: Says, "He was there, and within Ten Yards of the Place where the Paper was burnt; that he saw Part of it burnt, but believes it was not all burnt; that he saw several well-dressed Persons from the Shops and Balconies, who encouraged the Mob, particularly from a Shop over-against the Place where the Paper was burnt; but did not know any of them."

He is directed to withdraw.

Then Thomas Collins was called in; and directed to give an Account of what he knew of the Riot on Saturday last. And says, "That he was there when the Executioner brought the Wood for the Fire; that there was a general Hiss, and the Mob stopt him, and he could not get up to the Place with it; that he observed One Man particularly, who was very active; and he seized him Two or Three Times, but he was rescued by the Mob; that he saw welldressed People in the Shops and Balconies who encouraged the Mob."

Being asked, "What carried him there?" Says, He was ordered, by Mr. Carrington the Messenger, and Mr. Webb Solicitor of the Treasury, to attend to meet them."

He is directed to withdraw.

Then Alexander Fall was called in; and directed to give an Account of what he knew of the Riot on Saturday last. And says, "That he was there, and saw the Faggots brought for burning the Paper; that about a Quarter before Twelve the Mob increased very much; and when they saw the Sheriffs coming, they stopt them; but Mr. Sheriff Harley drove on with great Intrepidity, and got to the Place, and read the Order, and delivered the Paper to the Executioner, and it was burnt on a lighted Torch; but the Mob snatched at the Paper, and he believes it was not all burnt, but a Piece of it was snatched from the Torch."

Asked, "Whether he saw any Persons from The Union Coffee House, or Balconies, encouraging the Mob?" Says, "He did, but did not know any of them. He heard One Man call out to the Mob, "Well done, Boys; bravely done, Boys!"."

Asked, "Whether the Mob had any particular Cry?" Says, "The general Cry was, "Wilkes and Liberty."

He is directed to withdraw.

Resolution against the Rioters:

Resolved, Nemine Contradicente, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That all Persons concerned in the Riot at the burning of "The North Briton, No 45," on Saturday last, their Aiders and Abettors, are Perturbators of the Publick Peace, dangerous to the Liberties of this Country, and Obstructors of National Justice.

To be communicated to H. C. at a Conference.

Ordered, That this Resolution be communicated to the Commons, at a Conference; and that their Concurrence be desired therein.

Resolution approving the Conduct of the Sheriffs:

Resolved, That the Sheriffs of London have done their Duty with Spirit and Vigour, in the Execution of the Order of both Houses of Parliament.

Ordered, That the Thanks of this House be given to the Sheriffs of London; and that the Lord Chancellor do acquaint them with the said Resolution, and give them the Thanks of the House.

Thanks given them.

And thereupon the said Sheriffs were called in; and the Lord Chancellor acquainted them with the said Resolution; and gave them the Thanks of the House accordingly.

And then they withdrew.

Writs of Error brought in:

The Lord Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, in the usual Manner, delivered in, at the Table, Three Writs of Error:

Vanderheyden against Farmer & al.;

In one of which; Dirk Vanderbeyden is Plaintiff, and George Farmer and others are Defendants.

Linnett against Blencowe & al.;

In another; James Linnett is Plaintiff, and Thomas Blencowe and others are Defendants.

and Bensons against Van Mierop & al.

In the other; Paul Benson and James Benson are Plaintiffs, and Martin Kuyck Van Mierop, and Benjamin Hopkins, are Defendants.

Causes removed.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Alexander Brebner is Appellant, and John Haliburton and Company are Respondents, which stands appointed to be heard Tomorrow, be put off till Monday next; and that the other Causes be removed in Course.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 7o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Elien.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Bedford, Præses.
Dux Marlborough, C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Ancaster.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Gower, Camerarius.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Morton.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Powis.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Delawar.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Lovel & Holl'd.
Ds. Vernon.

PRAYERS.

Heads for a Conference concerning the Riot at the Burning of The North Briton, No 45.

The Lords following were appointed a Committee, to prepare what is proper to be offered to the Commons, at a Conference, upon communicating to them the Resolution of this House, relating to the Riot at burning The North Briton, No 45; and to report to the House:

L. President.
L. Privy Seal.
D. Richmond.
D. Bridgewater.
L. Chamberlain.
E. Suffolk.
E. Sandwich.
E. Marchmont.
E. Hyndford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Halifax.
E. Pomfret.
E. Powis.
E. Delawar.
Viscount Weymouth.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Abergavenny.
L. Cathcart.
L. Bathurst.
L. Sandys.
L. Harwich.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Lovel & Holland.

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 what they were directed.

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord President reported from the Committee what they had prepared to be offered at the Conference, as follows; videlicet,

"The Lords, being desirous upon all Occasions to preserve a perfect good Correspondence with the House of Commons, have asked this Conference, in order to acquaint them, That, the Lords having received Information from the Sheriffs of London, of a riotous and tumultuous Meeting of great Numbers of People on Saturday last, who abused and insulted the said Sheriffs, and endeavoured to obstruct them in carrying into Execution an Order of both Houses of Parliament for burning The North Briton, No 45, their Lordships have come to the following Resolution; (videlicet,)

"Resolved, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That all Persons concerned in the Riot at the burning The North Briton, No 45, on Saturday last, their Aiders and Abettors, are Perturbators of the Publick Peace, dangerous to the Liberties of this Country, and Obstructors of National Justice.

"Which Resolution the Lords have directed us to communicate to the House of Commons, and to desire their Concurrence thereto."

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

Message to H. C. for a Conference.

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

To desire a present Conference with that House, in the Painted Chamber, upon a Matter highly concerning the Honour and Authority of both Houses of Parliament, and the Publick Justice of the Kingdom.

Dunant & al. Nat. Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Jarrit Smith and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing William Dunant, John Christian Schreiber, and Jonas Dael;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Answer from H. C.

The Messengers sent to the House of Commons, to desire a present Conference with that House, being returned, acquainted the House, "That the Commons do agree to a Conference with this House, as desired."

Ordered, That the Committee appointed to prepare what is proper to be offered to the Commons at the Conference, be the Managers of the Conference.

Conference concerning the Riot.

The House being informed, "That the Managers for the Commons were ready for the Conference, in the Painted Chamber:"

The Names of the Managers for the Lords were called over.

And the House was adjourned during Pleasure; and the Lords went to the Conference.

Which being ended, the House was resumed.

And the Lord President reported, "That they had met the Managers for the Commons, and delivered to them what they were directed."

Wilson to enter into a Recognizance on the Appeal of Walker & al.

The House being moved, "That John Wilson of The Inner Temple Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Walker and others, on account of their Appeal depending in this House; they living in Scotland:"

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

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

The House being moved, "That the said John Wilson may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Young of Newhall Esquire, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he living in Scotland:"

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

Dallas against Dallas.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein William Dallas is Appellant, and James Dallas and Alexander Dallas are Respondents:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Maclane against Maclane.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein John Maclane of Lochbury is Appellant, and Mary Maclane and Allan Maclane her Husband are Respondents:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Solinus's Nat. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Andrew Solinus."

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 the former Messengers:

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 8o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Bedford, Præses.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Gower, Camerarius.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Powis.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Ilchester.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.

PRAYERS.

Hasenclever & al. Nat. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Peter Hasenclever and Johann Peter Rucker."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 9o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Bedford, Præses.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Ancaster.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Gower, Camerarius.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Powis.
Comes Temple.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Ds. Vernon.

PRAYERS.

Further Conference desired by H. C. concerning the Riot.

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

To desire a Conference with this House, upon the Subject-matter of the last Conference.

To which the House agreed.

And the Messengers were called in; and told, "That the Lords agree to a Conference, as desired; and appoint it presently, in the Painted Chamber."

Ordered, That the Managers of the last Conference be the Managers of this Conference.

Conference had, and reported.

The House being informed, "That the Managers for the Commons were ready for the Conference, in the Painted Chamber."

The Names of the Managers for this House were called over.

And the House was adjourned during Pleasure; and the Lords went to the Conference.

Which being ended, the House was resumed.

And the Lord President reported, "That they had met the Managers for the Commons, at the Conference, which on their Part was managed by the Lord North; who acquainted their Lordships, "That the Commons have taken into their Consideration the Resolution which was communicated to them by the Lords, at the Conference, on Wednesday last; and have agreed to the said Resolution, and filled up the Blank, with ["and Commons".]"

Chamberlain of London against Sheafe: Writ of Error.

The Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, in the usual Manner, delivered in a Writ of Error, brought in order to reverse a Judgement given by the Commissioners Delegates appointed to hear the Errors in a Judgement given in the Sheriffs Court, London, and affirmed in the Court of Hustings:

In which Writ of Error,

Sir Thomas Harrison Knight, Chamberlain of the City of London, is Plaintiff, and Alexander Sheafe Esquire is Defendant.

Blache and Vezian to be included in Hasenclever's Nat. Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of John Francis Blache and Andrew Vezian, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, for naturalizing Peter Hasenclever and Johann Peter Rucker; and praying, "That they may be included in the said Bill for their Naturalization:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table, till the said Bill be read a Second Time.

Granges and Muller's Petition, to be included in the said Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of James Charles Granges; taking Notice also of the said Bill; and praying, "That he may be included therein, for his Naturalization:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table, till the said Bill be read a Second Time.

Upon reading the Petition of Jacob Muller; taking Notice also of the said Bill; and praying, "That he may be included therein, for his Naturalization:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table, till the said Bill be read a Second Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 12o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Bedford, Præses.
Dux Ancaster.
Dux Portland.
Marchio Rockingham.
Comes Gower, Camerarius.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Temple.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Delawar.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Vernon.

PRAYERS.

Berkeley's Petition to His Majesty, for the Barony of Bottetourt:

The Earl of Halifax (by His Majesty's Command) presented to the House a Petition of Norborne Berkeley of Stoke Gifford in the County of Gloucester Esquire, One of the Coheirs of John Lord Bottetourt, deceased; together with His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House, and the Report of His Majesty's Attorney General annexed.

Which Petition and Reference were read, by the Clerk, and are as follow:

"To the King's Most Excellent Majesty.

"The humble Petition of Norborne Berkeley of Stoke Gifford in the County of Gloucester Esquire, One of the Coheirs of John Lord Bottetourt, deceased;

"Humbly sheweth,

"That John de Bottetourt Chevalier, Your Petitioner's Ancestor, was summoned to Parliament as a Baron, by Writ, in the 33d Year of the Reign of King Edward (fn. 4) ; and was present, and sat in the Parliament then holden, as a Lord of Parliament. He was also afterwards summoned, amongst others the Peers of the Realm, in the 1st, 2d, 3d, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 17th, and 18th, of King Edward the Second, till the Time of his Death; and was succeeded in the said Honour and Dignity by John his Grandson and Heir (Thomas his Son and Heir having died in his Life-time); which John de Bottetourt was summoned to Parliament in the 16th, 39th, 42d, 43d, 44th, 46th, 47th, 49th, and 50th, Years of the Reign of King Edward the Third; and, by the Roll of Parliament of that Year, remaining amongst the Records of the Kingdom, the same John appears to have sat as a Lord of Parliament; and was also summoned in the 1st, 2d, 3d, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th, of King Richard the 2d, in which Year he died. The said John Lord Bottetourt had issue a Son John, who died in the Life-time of his Father (leaving Issue a Daughter Joice), and Five Daughters, which Joice died without Issue of her Body in the 7th Year of the Reign of King Henry the Fourth; whereupon the Barony of Bottetourt became in Abeyance amongst the Daughters of the said John the last Lord Bottetourt.

"That Your Petitioner, as sole Heir of Catherine Berkeley, One of the said Daughters of the said John Lord Bottetourt, being One of the rightful Heirs to the said Barony, does therefore most humbly pray Your Majesty, That Your Majesty will be graciously pleased to declare, allow, and confirm, the aforesaid Dignity, Honour, and Barony, of Bottetourt, unto him and his Heirs.

"And Your Petitioner, as in Duty bound, shall ever pray for Your Majesty's Health, Prosperity, &c.

"N. Berkeley."

"St. James's, December 9th, 1763.

"His Majesty, being moved upon this Petition, is graciously pleased to refer the same (together with the Report thereunto annexed) to the Right Honourable the House of Peers; to examine the Allegations thereof, as to what relates to the Petitioner's Title therein mentioned; and to inform His Majesty how the same shall appear to their Lordships.

"Dunk Halifax."

Referred to the Committee of Privileges.

Ordered, That the said Petition, with His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House, be referred to the Consideration of the Lords Committees for Privileges, to meet on the 2d Day of Meeting after the Recess at Christmas; whose Lordships, having considered thereof, as also of the Report annexed, and heard such Persons concerning the same as they shall think fit, are to report their Opinion thereupon to the House.

Shillingford Read, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Shillingford in the County of Oxford, through Wallingford and Pangborne, to Reading in the County of Berks; and for building a Bridge over the River Thames, at or near Shillingford Ferry;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Persons sworn, in order to their Naturalization.

John Francis Blache, Andrew Vezian, James Charles Granges, and Jacob Muller, took the Oaths, in order to their Naturalization.

Thalbitzer's Petition to be inserted in the Bill for naturalizing Dunant & al.

Upon reading the Petition of Charles Henry Thalbitzer; praying, "That Leave may be given to insert the Petitioner's Name in the Bill now depending before their Lordships, for naturalizing William Dunant, John Christain Schreiber, and Jonas Dael:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table, till the said Bill be read a Second Time.

Hamersley to enter into Recognizance on French's Appeal.

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

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

Brebner against Haliburton & al.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein Alexander Brebner Merchant is Appellant, and John Haliburton and Company Merchants are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be adjourned till To-morrow.

Hasenclever & al. Nat. Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Peter Hasenclever and Johann Peter Rucker."

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

L. President.
D. Portland.
E. Suffolk.
E. Denbigh.
E. Litchfield.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Halifax.
E. Pomfret.
E. Ilchester.
E. Delawar.
Viscount Hereford.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Delamer.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.
L. Grantham.

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

Petitions of Persons to be added, referred to the Committee.

Ordered, That the Petition of John Francis Blache, and Andrew Vezian, and the Petition of James Charles Granges, and the Petition of Jacob Muller; praying, "That they may be included in the said Bill," which were ordered to lie on the Table till the said Bill be read a Second Time, be referred to the said Committee.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 13o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Bedford, Præses.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Gower, Camerarius.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Ilchester.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Walker & al. against Drummond & al.

The Answer of George Drummond Esquire Lord Provost, and the other Magistrates and Town Council of (fn. 5) Edinburgh, to the Appeal of John Walker, James Stewart, and others, Burgesses of the City of Edinburgh, was this Day brought in.

Writs of Error brought in.

The Lord Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, in the usual Manner, delivered in, at the Table, Six Writs of Error:

Hetherington against Hubbert;

In the First of which; James Hetherington is Plaintiff, and Thomas Hubbert is Defendant.

Barber against Thomas & al.;

In the Second; William Barber is Plaintiff, and Nathaniel Thomas and others are Defendants.

Delamayne against Brockway;

In the Third; Thomas Delamayne is Plaintiff, and John Brockway is Defendant.

Vanderheyden against Dudbridge;

In the Fourth; Dirk Vanderheyden is Plaintiff, and John Dudbridge is Defendant.

Vanderheyden against Clifford;

In the Fifth; Dirk Vanderheyden is Plaintiff, and George Clifford Esquire is Defendant.

and Goddard against Clifford.

And in the Sixth; John Goddard is Plaintiff, and George Clifford Esquire Defendant.

Brebner against Haliburton:

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Alexander Brebner Merchant in Portsoy; complaining of certain Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 5th of July 1759; the 6th of March 1760; the 13th of February and 3d of July 1762; and of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session, of the 30th of July 1762; and of another Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary of the 10th of August 1762; and likewise of Two other Interlocutors of the Lords of Session, of the 11th of August and 24th of November 1762;" and praying, "That this House would give the Appellant such Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom should seem meet:" As also upon the Answer of John Haliburton and Company, Merchants in Edinburgh put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors reversed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said several Interlocutors complained of in the said Appeal be, and the same are hereby, reversed: And it is further Declared and Adjudged, That the Appellant is entitled to have Credit, in his Accompt Current with the Respondents, for £295. 4s. 10d. being the Amount of Three Bills in Question in this Cause, as upon the 21st of March 1752, when the Money was received by Boyd: And it is further Ordered, That the Court of Session in Scotland do give the proper Directions for carrying this Judgement into Execution.

Further Consideration of the Complaint of a Breach of Privilege put off:

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into further Consideration the Matter of the Complaint of a Breach of Privilege, in putting the Name of a Lord of this House to Notes to a scandalous Libel, intituled, An Essay on Woman; and for the Attendance of several Witnesses in relation thereto:

Ordered, That this House will take the Matter of the said Complaint into further Consideration on Thursday next; and that the several Persons who were ordered to attend as Witnesses this Day do then attend.

Dr Brocklesby and Mr. Graves to attend.

Ordered, That Doctor Richard Brocklesby Physician, and Mr. William Graves Surgeon, do attend this House, To-morrow.

Shillingford Road and Bridge Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Shillingford in the County of Oxford, through Wallingford and Pangborne, to Reading in the County of Berks; and for building a Bridge over the River Thames, at or near Shillingford Ferry."

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

L. President.
D. Portland.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Suffolk.
E. Denbigh.
E. Sandwich.
E. Cardigan.
E. Abercorn.
E. Dunmore.
E. Loudoun.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Halifax.
E. Ilchester.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Delamer.
L. Cathcart.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.
L. Boston.

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.

Lord Kinnaird against Hunter.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Charles Lord Kinnaird; complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 26th of November and 16th of December 1761; and of another Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the 23d of November 1763; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered; and that this House would give the Appellant such Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom shall seem just; and that James Hunter may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said James Hunter may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 10th Day of January next; and Service of this Order upon the known Counsel, Agents, or Solicitors, of the said Respondent, in the said Court of Session, shall be deemed good Service.

Proceedings of Commissioners for paving Westminster, delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Box, from the Commissioners for paving the Streets in Westminster, attended:"

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, Two Books; containing,

"A Copy of the Proceedings of the Commissioners for executing Two Acts of Parliament, made in the Second and Third Years of His present Majesty's Reign, for paving, cleaning, and lighting, the Squares, Streets, and Lanes, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, &c. and of all Contracts and Agreements made by the said Commissioners, from the 21st Day of December 1762, to the 30th Day of November 1763, both inclusive."

Also, "Copy of the Accompt of the Treasurer to the Commissioners for paving, cleansing, and lighting, the Squares, Streets, and Lanes, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, &c. to the 30th of November 1763 inclusive; together with a Copy of the Accompt of the Bank of England with the said Commissioners to the same Time; and of the Receiver to the said Commissioners, on the Quarter's Rental due the 5th of July 1763."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Causes removed.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein James Earl of Abercorn is Appellant, and Andrew Wallace is Respondent, which stands appointed to be heard To-morrow, be put off till Friday the 20th Day of January next; and that the other Causes be removed in Course.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 14o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Bedford, Præses.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Temple.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Weymouth.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Ds. Vernon.

PRAYERS.

Bp. of Bristol to preach on the 30th of January.

Ordered, That the Lord Bishop of Bristol be, and he is hereby, desired to preach before this House, in the Abbey Church, Westminster, on Monday the 30th Day of January next.

Malt Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing, and granting to His Majesty, certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-four;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Land Tax Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-four;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

York Buildings Company against D. of Norfolk & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising the Thames Water in York Buildings; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 11th of August and 10th of December 1763; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or amended; and that this House would give the Appellants such Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that Edward Duke of Norfolk and Partners may be required to answer the said Appeal:

It is Ordered, That the said Edward Duke of Norfolk and Partners may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 11th Day of January next; and Service of this Order upon the Counsel, Agents, or Solicitors, of the said Respondents in the said Court of Session, shall be deemed good Service.

His Majesty's Advocate against McIntosh.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Thomas Miller of Barskimming Esquire, His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, on Behalf of His Majesty; complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 4th of August 1761; 27th of July, and 7th of December, 1763; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered; and that the Appellant may have such Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships shall seem just; and that Æneas McIntosh may be required to answer the said Appeal:

It is Ordered, That the said Æneas McIntosh may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 11th Day of January next; and Service of this Order upon the Counsel, Agents, or Solicitors, of the said Respondent in the said Court of Session, shall be deemed good Service.

Shillingford Road and Bridge Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Shillingford in the County of Oxford, through Wallingford and Pangborne, to Reading in the County of Berks; and for building a Bridge over the River Thames, at or near Shillingford Ferry," 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."

Hasenclever & al. Nat. Bill:

The Lord Willoughby of Parham also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Peter Hasenclever and Johann Peter Rucker," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, as also the Petitions to them referred, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto."

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

Dr. Brocklesby and Mr. Graves examined, as to the State of Mr. Wilkes's Health.

The House being informed, "That Doctor Richard Brocklesby Physician, and Mr. William Graves Surgeon, attended, as ordered:"

They were called in, and sworn at the Bar.

And Doctor Brocklesby was examined, as to the State of Mr. Wilkes's Health; and informed the House, "That he attends Mr. Wilkes as his Physician; and that he apprehends Mr. Wilkes is not free of Danger from his Wounds; that last Saturday he underwent an Operation of having his Wounds opened, and that much Matter has been discharged from them; that he has now a Fever upon him; and that he thinks, in his Conscience, that it would be very unsafe and dangerous for him to come out."

Mr. Graves, being also examined to the same Matter, informed the House, "That he attends Mr. Wilkes as his Surgeon; that he has had Two Wounds upon him; and that there has been a Necessity of cutting him, and laying the Wounds open, which has made One Wound of about Seven Inches long, which is attended with a great Discharge of Matter; that he has now a Fever upon him; and that his coming out now would certainly be attended with great Danger."

They are directed to withdraw.

Complaint of a Breach of Privilege, &c. further Consideration put off.

The House being moved, "That the Order made Yesterday, for taking into further Consideration Tomorrow, the Matter of the Complaint of a Breach of Privilege, in putting the Name of a Lord of this House to Notes to a scandalous Libel, intituled, An Essay on Woman; and for the Attendance of several Witnesses in relation thereto; might be now read:"

The said Order was read accordingly.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Ordered, That this House will take into further Consideration the Matter of the said Complaint on Tuesday the 24th Day of January next; and that the several Witnesses, who were ordered to attend Tomorrow do then attend; and the Lords to be summoned.

Thalbitzer takes the Oaths, for his Naturalization.

Charles Henry Thalbitzer took the Oaths appointed, in order to his Naturalization.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 15o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Portland.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes March.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Weymouth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Milton.

PRAYERS.

York Buildings Company against the Duke of Norfolk & al.

The Answer of Edward Duke of Norfolk and others, to the Appeal of the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising the Thames Water in York Buildings, was this Day brought in.

Clerk of the Parliaments Appointment of Mr. Blyke to be Clerk of the Journals:

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That he is desired by Ashley Cowper Esquire, Clerk of the Parliaments, to inform their Lordships, that, on the Resignation of William Cowper Esquire, he hath appointed Mr. Richard Blyke to be his Clerk, for making up the Journal, and delivering out the Orders of the House, in the room of the said William Cowper."

Referred to the Committee appointed to consider of the Appointment of a Reading Clerk.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee, appointed to consider of the Appointment of Mr. Arnott to be Reading Clerk and Clerk of the Committees, and of all Circumstances material and relative thereto, which stands adjourned till To-morrow, be put off till Wednesday the 25th Day of January next; and that the Appointment, made by the said Ashley Cowper, of Mr. William Cowper to be Clerk for making up the Journal, together with the said William Cowper's Resignation, and the subsequent Appointment of the said Richard Blyke, be referred to the Consideration of the same Committee; and that they report their Opinion thereupon to the House.

Malt Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing, and granting to His Majesty, certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-four."

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.

Land Tax Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixtyfour."

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.

Hansenclever & al. Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Peter Hasenclever, and Johann Peter Rucker."

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 Mr. Montague and Mr. Harris:

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.

Shillingford Road and Bridge Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Shillingford in the County of Oxford, through Wallingford and Pangborne, to Reading in the County of Berks; and for building a Bridge over the River Thames, at or near Shillingford Ferry."

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 the same Messengers:

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

Vanderheyden against Farmer & al.

Upon reading the Petition of George Farmer and others, Defendants in a Writ of Error brought into this House, wherein Dirk Vander Heyden is Plaintiff; praying, "In regard the said Plaintiff hath not assigned Errors within the Time limited by their Lordships Standing Order that the said Writ of Error may be Non pros'd, with such Costs as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

Writ of Error Non pros'd, with Costs.

It is Ordered, That the said Petitioner do forthwith enter a Non pros. on the said Writ of Error as desired; and that the Record be remitted to the Court of King's Bench, to the End Execution may be had upon the Judgement given by that Court, as if no such Writ of Error had been brought into this House; and further, that the Plaintiff in Error do pay, or cause to be paid, to the Defendant in Error, the Sum of Twenty Pounds, for his Costs by reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgement.

Linnett against Blencowe & al.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Blencowe Esquire, John Blencowe Esquire, John Blencowe Esquire, Henry Blencowe Esquire, and Mary his Wife (which said Thomas Blencowe, John Blencowe, John Blencowe, and Mary, are Executors of Alexander Prescott Esquire, deceased), Defendants in a Writ of Error brought into this House, wherein James Linnett is Plaintiff; praying, In regard the said Plaintiff hath not assigned Errors within the Time limited by their Lordships Standing Order, that the said Writ of Error may be Non pros'd, with exemplary Costs:"

Writ of Error Non pros'd, with Costs.

It is Ordered, That the said Petitioners do forthwith enter a Non pros. on the said Writ of Error as desired; and that the Record be remitted to the Court of King's Bench, to the End Execution may be had upon the Judgement given by that Court, as if no such Writ of Error had been brought into this House; and further, that the Plaintiff in Error do pay, or cause to be paid, to the Defendant in Error, the Sum of Twenty Pounds, for his Costs by reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgement.

York Buildings Company against Duke of Norfolk & al.

The House being moved, "That a Bye-day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising the Thames Water in York Buildings are Appellants, and his Grace the Duke of Norfolk and others are Respondents; in regard the Appeal suspends the Execution of an Act of Parliament passed last Session, for the very Purpose of giving Dispatch to the Sale of Part of the Estates of the said Company:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Tuesday the 31st Day of January next.

Wilson to enter into a Recognizance on Ld. Kinnaird's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Mr. John Wilson of The Middle Temple Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Charles Lord Kinnaird, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he living in Scotland:"

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

Bland & al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Ann Bland Spinster and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing and carrying into Execution certain Articles of Agreement therein mentioned, for a Division of certain Real Estates in the County of York, late of Sir Hungerford Bland Baronet, deceased; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Dunant & al. Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing William Dunant, John Christian Schreiber, and Jonas Dael."

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

D. Somerset.
D. Portland.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Suffolk.
E. Eglintoun.
E. Abercorn.
E. Dunmore.
E. Breadalbane.
E. March.
E. Ilchester.
V. Weymouth.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Delamer.
L. Cathcart.
L. Sandys.
L. Boston.

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.

Ordered, That the Petition of Charles Henry Thalbitzer; praying, "that his Name may be inserted in the said Bill," which was presented on Monday last, and then ordered to lie on the Table, be referred to the said Committee.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 16o Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Vernon.

PRAYERS.

Dunant & al. Nat. Bill.

The Earl of Abercorn reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing William Dunant, John Christian Schreiber, and Jonas Dael," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, as also the Petition to them referred; and had examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto."

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

Malt Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and granting to His Majesty certain Duties on Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-four.

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Land Tax, Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-four."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 19o Decembris.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Ancaster.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Pomfret.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Ds. Vernon.

PRAYERS.

Malt Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing, and granting to His Majesty, certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-four."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Land Tax, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixtyfour."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. that the Lord, have agreed to the Two preceding Bills.

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

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

Dunant & al. Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing William Dunant, John Christian Schreiber, and Jonas Dael."

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.

Message from thence, to return Cassau's Nat. Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Govert Cassau;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Bland & al. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing and carrying into Execution certain Articles of Agreement therein mentioned, for a Division of certain Real Estates, in the County of York, late of Sir Hungerford Bland Baronet, deceased; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

D. Somerset.
D. Rutland.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Suffolk.
E. Sandwich.
E. Litchfield.
E. Eglintoun.
E. Loudoun.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Pomfret.
V. Hereford.
V. Falmouth.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. Bangor.
L. B. Landaff.
L. Abergavenny.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Cathcart.
L. Sandys.
L. Boston.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Monday the 16th Day of January next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

Message from H. C. to return Hasenclever's & al. Nat. Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Peter Hasenclever and Johann Peter Rucker;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

and Dunant & al. Nat. Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing William Dunant, John Christian Schreiber, and Jonas Dael;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Mutiny Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

King present:

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

Who being come, with their Speaker;

He, after a short Introduction in relation to the Money Bills to be passed, delivered the same to the Clerk; who brought them to the Table; where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow:

Bills passed.

"1. An Act for continuing, and granting to His Majesty, certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-four."

"2. An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-four."

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 repairing and widening the Road from Shillingford in the County of Oxford, through Wallingford and Pangborne, to Reading in the County of Berks; and for building a Bridge over the River Thames, at or near Shillingford Ferry."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"4. An Act for naturalizing Govert Cassau."

"5. An Act for naturalizing Andrew Solinus."

"6. An Act for naturalizing Peter Hasenclever, Johann Peter Rucker, John Francis Blache, Andrew Vezian, James Charles Granges, and Jacob Muller."

"7. An Act for naturalizing William Dunant, John Christian Schreiber, Jonas Dael, and Charles Henry Thalbitzer."

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.

Mutiny Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

Crowe against Smith.

The Answer of Richard Smith Esquire, One of the Respondents to the Appeal of David Crowe Gentleman, was this Day brought in.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Lunæ, decimum sextum diem Januarii jam prox. sequen. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

1 Origin. Resolution.
2 Sic.
3 Sic.
4 Sic.
5 Sic.