House of Lords Journal Volume 18
19 March 1706

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 18: 19 March 1706', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 18: 1705-1709 (1767-1830), pp. 159-165. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=29459 Date accessed: 24 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Die Martis, 19 Martii.

REGINA.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Cestr.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaph.
Epus. Lincoln.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Ds. Godolphin, Thesaurarius.
Comes Pembroke, Præses.
Dux Devonshire, Senescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Southampton.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Marlborough.
Comes Kent, Camerarius.
Comes Derby.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Kingston.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Portland.
Comes Torrington.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Orford.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Greenwich.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Ds. Berkeley Ber.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Poulett.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Colepeper.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Halifax.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Gernsey.

Prayers.

Low Wines, &c. Bill.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for laying further Duties on Low Wines; and for preventing the Damage to Her Majesty's Revenue, by Importation of Foreign Cut Whalebone; and for making some Provisions as to the Stamp Duties, and the Duties on Births, Burials, and Marriages, and the Salt Duties, and touching Million Lottery Tickets; and for enabling Her Majesty to dispose the Effects of William Kidd, a notorious Pirate, to the Use of Greenwich Hospital; and for appropriating the Public Monies granted in this Session of Parliament."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Scarbrough reported, "That the Committee had gone through the said Bill; and think it sit to pass, without any Amendment."

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for laying further Duties on Low Wines; and for preventing the Damage to Her Majesty's Revenue, by Importation of Foreign Cut Whalebone; and for making some Provisions as to the Stamp Duties; and the Duties on Births, Burials, and Marriages, and the Salt Duties, and touching Million Lottery Tickets; and for enabling Her Majesty to dispose the Effects of William Kidd, a notorious Pirate, to the Use of Greenwich Hospital; and for appropriating the Public Monies granted in this Session of Parliament."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, The Commons have Notice, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Debentures on Irish forfeited Estates, Bill.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Time for registering unsatisfied Debentures upon forfeited Estates in Ireland; and for renewing of other Debentures, which have been lost, burnt, or destroyed."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Torrington reported, "That the Committee had gone through the said Bill; and think it fit to pass, without any Amendment."

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Time for registering unsatisfied Debentures upon the forfeited Estates in Ireland; and for renewing of other Debentures, which have been lost, burnt, or destroyed."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the Commons have Notice, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Seamen, for Encouragement and Increase of, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement and Increase of Seamen; and for the better and speedier manning Her Majesty's Fleet."

Then, it being moved, "To read the Bill a Third Time, without committing it:"

After Debate;

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall be committed?"

It was Resolved in the Negative.

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall be now read the Third Time?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement and Increase of Seamen; and for the better and speedier manning Her Majesty's Fleet."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, The Commons have Notice, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Message from H.C. for a Conference on the Bill for Amendment of the Law, &c.

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

To desire a Conference, upon the Subject-matter of a former Conference, touching the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Amendment of the Law, and the better Advancement of Justice."

To which the House agreed.

Then the Commons were called in; and told, "That the Lords agree to a Conference; and appoint it at Two a Clock this Day, in the Painted Chamber."

Manning the Fleet, Address about.

The House being moved, "That an humble Address be made to Her Majesty, That Her Majesty would please to appoint such Persons as Her Majesty shall think most proper for that Purpose, to consider of the most effectual Means for manning the Fleet, for the Encouragement and Increase of the Number of Seamen, and for the restoring and preserving the Discipline of the Navy, in order that the same may be laid before the Parliament the Beginning of the next Session:"

To which the House agreed; and appointed the Lords following to draw the said Address; (videlicet,)

Dux Bolton.
Dux Marlborough.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Torrington.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Orford.
Comes Greenwich.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Halifax.

Their Lordships, or any Three of them; to withdraw presently.

Message from H.C. to return the Bankrupts Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent Frauds frequently committed by Bankrupts;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made to the said Bill.

The Commons being come to the Conference, the last Managers Names were read.

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

Which being ended, the House was resumed.

Bill for Amendment of the Law, &c.:

And the Lord Steward reported, "That they had attended the Conference; and received the Bill and Amendments from the Commons."

Which Amendments were read, and agreed to.

Message to H. C. that the Lords agree to Amendments to it.

Then, a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir John Francklyn and Sir Richard Holford:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the Amendments disagreed to by them; and also to the other Amendments made by the Commons to the said Bill, and delivered at the last Conference.

Manning the Fleet, Address to the Queen, to appoint Persons to consider of Methods for it.

The Earl of Orford reported from the Committee, the Address drawn by them, for the Increase and Encouragement of Seamen.

Which was read, and agreed to, as followeth; (videlicet,)

"We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and obedient Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, duly considering how much the Honour and Safety of Your Kingdom depends upon Your Naval Strength, and of what infinite Consequence it is that the English Seamen, (fn. *) who, in all Times, have distinguished themselves by their Courage and Love to their Country, should find all possible Encouragement and kind Usage in Your Majesty's Service, cannot without much Trouble observe, that it is become so difficult to furnish Your Royal Navy with sufficient Numbers of Seamen; as even, so late in the Year, there should be a Necessity of having Resort to the extraordinary Assistance of Parliament for that Purpose. We are sensible, that, since this great Want was first taken Notice of, there has not been a sufficient Time for considering the true Causes from whence it has arisen, or what Remedies may be best, or most effectual: Nevertheless, out of true Zeal, that nothing may be wanting on our Part, which, it may be hoped, will in any Sort contribute to the more vigorous carrying on the War this Year, we have given our Consent to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement and Increase of Seamen, and for the better and speedier manning of Your Majesty's Fleet."

"But we humbly beseech Your Majesty, That You would please to appoint such Persons, as Your Majesty shall think most proper for that Purpose, to consider of the most effectual Means for manning the Fleet, for the Encouragement and Increase of the Number of Seamen, and for the restoring and preserving the Discipline of the Navy, in order that the same may be laid before the Parliament the Beginning of the next Session."

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lords with White Staves do wait on Her Majesty, humbly to know when Her Majesty will please to be attended, with the Address of this House agreed to this Day.

Queen's Answer to Address relating to the Bahama Islands.

The Lord Chamberlain reported Her Majesty's Answer to the Address, relating to The Bahama Islands; (videlicet,)

"That Her Majesty will give such Directions in it as shall be necessary."

The Lord Steward reported, "That he had waited on Her Majesty, to know when Her Majesty would please to be attended, with the Address of this House agreed to this Day; and that Her Majesty hath appointed presently, in the Prince's Lodgings."

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Queen's Answer to Address about manning the Fleet:

The Lord Keeper reported Her Majesty's Answer to the Address; (videlicet,)

"I thank your Lordships, for this Instance of your Care of the Fleet.

"I shall give the Orders necessary for the complying with every Thing desired in your Address."

Address and Answer to be printed.

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England do give Order, that the Address of this House, presented to Her Majesty this Day, and Her Majesty's most Gracious Answer thereunto, shall be forthwith printed and published.

Queen presents.

Her Majesty, being seated on Her Royal Throne, adorned with Her Crown and Regal Ornaments, attended with Her Officers of State (the Peers being in their Robes); commanded the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "It is Her Majesty's Pleasure, that they attend Her presently, in the House of Peers."

Who being come, with their Speaker; he made a short Speech to Her Majesty, relating to the Money Bill to be passed.

Then the Clerk of the Parliaments took the said Bill from the Hands of the Speaker, and brought it to the Table; where the Clerk of the Crown read the Title of that and the other Bills to be passed, as followeth; (videlicet,)

Bills passed,

"1. An Act for laying further Duties on Low Wines; and for preventing the Damage to Her Majesty's Revenue by Importation of Foreign Cut Whalebone; and for making some Provisions as to the Stamp Duties, and the Duties on Births, Burials, and Marriages, and the Salt Duties, and touching Million Lottery Tickets; and for enabling Her Majesty to dispose the Effects of William Kidd, a notorious Pirate, to the Use of Greenwich Hospital; and for appropriating the Public Monies granted in this Session of Parliament."

To which said Bill the Clerk of the Parliaments pronounced the Royal Assent, in these Words; (videlicet,)

"La Rayne remercie ses bons Subjects, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."

"2. An Act for the better Security of Her Majesty's Person and Government, and of the Succession to the Crown of England in the Protestant Line."

"3. An Act for the better recruiting Her Majesty's Army and Marines."

"4. An Act for the better collecting Charity-money on Briefs by Letters Patents, and preventing Abuses in relation to such Charities."

"5. An Act for the better ordering and governing the Watermen and Lightermen upon the River of Thames."

"6. An Act for the Amendment of the Law, and the better Advancement of Justice."

"7. An Act to prevent Frauds frequently committed by Bankrupts."

"8. An Act for making effectual a Grant of Their late Majesties King William and Queen Mary, of the Town and Lands of Sea-Town, to the Archbishopric of Dublin; and for restoring the same to the said See."

"9. An Act to enlarge the Time for registering unsatisfied Debentures upon the forfeited Estates in Ireland; and for renewing of other Debentures, which have been lost, burnt, or destroyed."

"10. An Act to empower the Lord High Treasurer, or Commissioners of the Treasury, to issue, out of the Monies arising by the Coinage Duty, any Sum not exceeding Five Hundred Pounds, over and above the Sum of Three Thousand Pounds Yearly, for the Uses of the Mint."

"11. An Act for repairing the Highways between Barnehill and Hatton Heath, in the County of Chester."

"12. An Act for the better enabling the Master, Wardens, and Assistants, of Trinity House, to rebuild the Light-house on The Edystone Rock."

"13. An Act for enlarging the Pier and Harbour of Parton, in the County of Cumberland."

"14. An Act for raising the Militia for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Six, notwithstanding the Month's Pay formerly advanced be not re-paid; and for an Accompt to be made of Trophymonies."

"15. An Act for continuing an Act made in the Session held in the Third and Fourth Years of Her Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and false Musters; and for the better Payment of the Army and Quarters."

"16. An Act for the Increase and better Preservation of Salmon, and other Fish, in the Rivers within the Counties of Southampton and Wilts."

"17. An Act for the Encouragement and Increase of Seamen, and for the better and speedier manning Her Majesty's Fleet."

"18. An Act for the paying and clearing the several Regiments commanded by Lieutenant General Stewart, Colonel Hill, and Brigadier Holt; and for supplying the Defect of the Muster Rolls of those and several other Regiments."

To these Bills the Clerk of the Parliaments pronounced the Royal Assent, severally, in these Words; (videlicet,)

"La Reyne le veult."

"19. An Act for enabling James Duke of Ormonde and Charles Earl of Arran to settle Fee-farm Rents, in the County of Tipperary, in the Kingdom of Ireland, pursuant to an Agreement upon the Marriage of the said Earl of Arran; and for making good several Grants made by the said Earl in Feefarm."

"20. An Act for vesting the Inheritance of a Messuage and Gardens, in Acton, in the County of Middl'x, purchased by the Right Honourable Evelyn Earl of Kingston upon Hull, in Trustees, for the said Earl and his Heirs."

"21. An Act for making the Exemplification of the Will of Edward late Earl of Conway, under the Seal of the Court of Chancery in the Kingdom of Ireland, and the Depositions relating to the same, Evidence on Hearings in Equity and Trials at Law."

"22. An Act to enable Scrope Lord Viscount Howe of the Kingdom of Ireland to make a certain Provision for his Daughters by his First Wife; that which was intended being, as expressed in the Marriage Settlement, uncertain and contingent."

"23. An Act to enlarge the Power of Richard Lord Bulkley, Viscount Cashells in the Kingdom of Ireland, of leasing his Estate in Cheshire, for Performance and Satisfaction of the Trusts upon the said Estate."

"24. An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of Henry Lord Coleraine, Baron of Coleraine in the Kingdom of Ireland; and supplying the Want of Enrolment of a Deed concerning other Part of his Estate."

"25. An Act for the supplying the Defect of a Common Recovery suffered by Philip Smith Esquire, Viscount Strangford of the Kingdom of Ireland, and George Smith Esquire, his Eldest Son, and of the Deed which declared the Uses of the said Recovery."

"26. An Act for the Sale of the Manor of Temple Dionisley, alias Dinsley, and other Lands, in the County of Hertford, for the Payment of the Debts of Sir Edwin Sadleir Baronet, and other Purposes."

"27. An Act to enable Sir John Humble Baronet, and his Trustees, to settle several Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, lying in the Counties of Lincolne, Surrey, and Kent, pursuant to the Articles and Agreements made upon his Marriage with Dame Sarah, his now Wife."

"28. An Act for vesting the Estate late of Richard Bold Esquire in Trustees, to be leased, sold, or mortgaged, for raising the Portions, Debts, and Monies, to which the same is liable.

"29. An Act for vesting certain Terms for Forty Years in Trustees, which were granted by John Abington Esquire, deceased; and to empower them to grant, renew, and fill up Leases, according to the Usage of the Manor therein mentioned; and for raising Portions for the Younger Children of the said John Abington."

"30. An Act for vesting the Equity of Redemption of the Lands and Tenements, lying in the County of Leicester, late the Estate of John Digby Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to the Intent that the same may be sold, for the discharging of the Mortgages and other Incumbrances thereon."

"31. An Act to empower Thomas Carey and George Hatley, of London, Merchants, to import the Remainder of a Quantity of French Wines from Copenhagen, contracted for before the First Day of January One Thousand Seven Hundred and Four."

"32. An Act to enable Trustees to make Provision for Payment of Debts of William Hugessen Esquire; and for raising Portions for his Younger Sons; and for making good the intended Settlement upon the Marriage of William Hugessen the Younger, Gentleman."

"33. An Act for Sale of Lands, in the Counties of Southampton and Dorset, late the Estate of Thomas Deane Esquire, deceased, for Payment of the Debts and Legacies charged thereupon; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"34. An Act for settling the Impropriate Tithes of the Parish of St. Bridget, alias Bride's, London."

"35. An Act for augmenting the Number of Canons Residentiary in the Cathedral Church of Lichfield, and for improving the Deanry and Prebends of the said Cathedral."

"36. An Act for the Relief of Non-commission Officers and Private Soldiers of the Lord Drogheda's and Colonel Coot's Regiments."

"37. An Act for Sale of the Manor and Estate of and in Hethersedge and Dore, in the County of Derby, the Estate of Christopher Pegg Esquire; and mortgaging Part of his Manor and Estate, of and in (fn. * ) Beaucliff and Strawberry Lee, in the same County, for raising Money, for Payment of Debts and Incumbrances thereon, and for making Provision for his Family."

"38. An Act to enable William Gomeldon Esquire to sell a Farm in Kent, to discharge an Incumbrance upon the same; and to apply the Residue of the Monies arising by such Sale in Payment of the said William Gomeldon's Debts."

"39. An Act for vesting a Mortgage of Humphry Courtney Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, to discharge the Mortgages, Debts, and Incumbrances, on the said Estate."

"40. An Act for vesting in Trustees the Estate of Maurice Goulstone Esquire, for the raising his Sisters Portions, and Payment of Debts; and other Purposes therein mentioned."

"41. An Act for vesting certain Messuages and Lands, in the Counties of Devon and Cornwal, of Nicholas Row Esquire, in Trustees, to be sold; and applying the greatest Part of the Purchase-money to the Uses of his Marriage Settlement, and the Residue for Payment of Debts."

"42. An Act for the Relief of Colonel John Rice."

"43. An Act for the removing all Doubts touching the Saving Clause of One Act of Parliament, intituled, An Act for vesting divers Manors and Lands of Mathew Holworthy Esquire in Trustees, to be sold; and purchasing other Manors or Lands, of equal Value; and limiting the Manors or Lands to be purchased to the same Uses as the Lands to be sold are limited."

"44. An Act for Sale of the Manor of BarwickHall, and other Lands, in the County of Essex, the Estate of William Forbes Esquire; and for purchasing other Lands, to be settled to the same Uses."

"45. An Act to vest certain Lands and Tenements, in the County of Kent, the Estate of Richard Thornhill Esquire, in Trustees, to be sold, for the Payment of Debts, and his Sisters Portions charged thereupon; and for securing the Residue of the Purchase-money to the Uses of his Marriage Settlement."

"46. An Act to enable John Brett Fisher Esquire and Judith his Wife to sell Lands, for the Payment of his Debts, and making Provision for his Wife and Children, in case they shall have any."

"47. An Act to enable John Williams, an Infant, notwithstanding his Infancy, to renew a Lease of the Parsonage of Bugden, held under One of the Prebendaries of the Cathedral Church of Lincoln; and also for settling the Prebend of Bugden as an Augmentation for the Vicar of Bugden; and vesting the Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of the Parish of Bugden in the Bishop of Lincoln."

"48. An Act for the Sale of Lands, in the County of Lincoln, late the Estate of John Stanhope Esquire, deceased, for Payment of his Debts."

"49. An Act for taking the Estate in Law of a Mortgage made by John Sands Esquire, which is descended to Daughters and Coheirs of John Pargiter deceased (who are Infants), (fn. * ) they being only Trustees for Henry Raper Merchant."

"50. An Act to empower the Lord High Treasurer of England, or Commissioners of the Treasury, for the Time being, to compound with Thomas Tomkins and John Chagneau, and their Securities, for the Debts owing by them respectively to Her Majesty."

"51. An Act to enable Trustees to sell several Houses and Lands, in and near Portsmouth, late the Estate of Elizabeth Hicks, for Payment of a Debt, and Interest charged thereupon; and for laying out the Residue of the Money in other Lands, to be settled to the same Uses."

"52. An Act for vesting the Freehold and Copyhold Estate of Thomas Gower Gentleman, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of Debts; and settling the Remainder for the Benefit of his Daughters."

"53. An Act for vesting the Estate of Valentine Crome, of Maiden-Early, in the County of Berks, Gentleman; in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of his Father's Debts, and making a Provision for himself and Brother."

"54. An Act for the Sale of Lands late of John Ballet Gentleman, deceased, for the more speedy Payment of his Debts, and raising Portions for his Younger Children."

"55. An Act for the more effectual assuring of Part of the Lands of Inheritance of William and Thomas Lambard, in the County of Kent, pursuant to a Deed of Settlement; and for assuring (in Lieu of other Part thereof) other Lands of Inheritance therein also mentioned, and for better Provision for Younger Children."

"56. An Act for vesting the Capital Messuage and other Lands and Tenements of Foulke Wynne, in the County of Denbigh, Gentleman, and Meredith Wynne his Son, in Trustees, to the Intent that Part thereof may be sold, for Payment of his Debts, and the Residue settled pursuant to Marriage Articles."

"57. An Act for vesting the Estates of Christopher Reve the Elder, Clerk, deceased, and of Christopher Reve Clerk, his only Son, also deceased, in certain Trustees, to be sold, for the Payment of their several Debts and Legacies; and for making some Provision for Dorothy, the Widow of the said Christopher Reve the Son, and for Christopher Reve, his only Child, an Infant."

"58. An Act for vesting the Estate of Arthur Vaughan, of Tretherwen, in the County of Montgomery, an Infant, in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of such Debts and Incumbrances to which the same, or the said Infant in respect thereof, is liable."

"59. An Act for vesting the Estate of Elizabeth Hore, in the County of Bucks, in Trustees, to be sold; and the Monies arising thereby to be applied for the Payment of Debts charged thereon."

"60. An Act for the Sale of the Manor of Eastevening, and other Lands and Hereditaments, in Swineshead, in the County of Lincolne, late the Estate of Christopher Fairfax Gentleman, deceased, for Payment of his Debts, and Benefit of his Children."

"61. An Act for vesting Part of the Real Estate of Ralph Baldwin Gentleman in Trustees, for a Provision for his Younger Children."

"62. An Act for settling and securing Part of the Estates of Robert Barry Clerk and Anne his Wife, for the Benefit of the said Anne and her Children; and Sale of other Part of the Estate of the said Robert Barry, for Payment of his Debts."

"63. An Act for vesting the Sum of Two Thousand Pounds in Trustees, to be applied to and for the Payment of the Debts of John Holworthy Gentleman, pursuant to an Agreement with his Creditors."

"64. An Act for the Sale of an Advowson in Sussex; late the Estate of Michael Sorocold Clerk, deceased, for Payment of his Debts, and making Provision for his Widow and Child."

"65. An Act for Sale of the Estate of John Viccary deceased, in Rockbear, in the County of Devon, for Payment of his Debts charged thereupon, and for Maintenance of his Widow and Children."

"66. An Act to empower the Lord High Treasurer of Engl'd, or Commissioners of the Treasury, for the Time being, to compound with Francis Clyes, as Surety for William Penneck, late of Exon, Merchant, in Six several Bonds for Duties on Tobacco, which the said William Penneck had at the Port of Falmouth, in December One Thousand Seven Hundred and One."

"67. An Act to rectify a Mistake in, and explain, an Act passed in the last Session, to empower the Lord High Treasurer, or Commissioners of the Treasury, to compound with Richard Cobb Esquire, as One of the Sureties for Thomas Cobb Gentleman, Receiver General for the County of Southampton and Isle of Wight."

"68. An Act to make the Ship L'Amazone, taken and condemned as a Prize, and sold in the Island of Barbadoes, free."

"69. An Act for naturalizing Paul, Frances, and Katherine Risley."

"70. An Act for naturalizing of Vincent De Laymerie and others."

To these Bills the Clerk of the Parliaments pronounced the Royal Assent, severally, in these Words; (videlicet,)

"Soit fait come il est desiré."

Then Her Majesty was Pleased to say as followeth; (videlicet,)

Queen's Speech.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"Being now come to a Close of this Session, I am to return you My Thanks, for having brought it so speedily to a good Conclusion; especially for the wise and effectual Provision made, to secure the Protestant Succession in this Kingdom; and the great Advances on your Part, towards procuring the like Settlement in the Kingdom of Scotland, and a happy Union of both Nations.

"I am very well pleased likewise with the Steps you have made, for the Amendment of the Law, and the better Advancement of Justice.

"I must again repeat to you, Gentlemen of the House of Commons, that I am extremely sensible of the Dispatch you have given to the Public Supplies: I assure you, I will be very careful that they may be applied, in the most effectual Manner, for our common Interest.

"My Lords and Gentlemen,

"At the Opening of this Parliament, I recommended, with great Earnestness, an entire Union of Minds and Affections among all My Subjects, and a sincere Endeavour to avoid and extinguish all Occa sions of Division and Animosity. I am much pleased to find how entirely your Sentiments have agreed with Mine: Your Unanimity and Zeal, which I have observed with great Satisfaction, throughout this whole Session, against every Thing that tends towards Sedition, doth so much discourage all such Attempts for the future, and hath set such an Example to the whole Kingdom, that, when you are returned into your several Countries, I doubt not but you will find the Effects of it every where; and, I assure Myself, you will make it your Business and Care to improve and perfect that good Work you have so far advanced here; and, by continuing to shew a just Dislike of all factious and turbulent Proceedings, and resolving to discountenance the Encouragers and Promoters of them, you will soon make the whole Kingdom sensible of the good Effects of so prudent and happy a Conduct."

Then the Lord Keeper, by Her Majesty's Command, said,

Parliament prorogued.

"My Lords and Gentlemen,

"Her Majesty's Royal Will and Pleasure is, That this Parliament should be prorogued to Tuesday the One and Twentieth Day of May next: And this Parliament is prorogued accordingly to Tuesday the One and Twentieth Day of May next."

Martis, 15 Die Aprilis, 1707, examined by us,

Westmorland.

Stamford.

Rockingham.

Herbert.

Somers.

Halifax.

Footnotes

* Deest in Originali.
* It has always before occurred Beauchiff.
* Sic; vide antea 19 & 20 Februarii.