DIE Jovis, 17 Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
|Ds. Cowper, Cancellarius.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Comes De Loraine.
Ds. St. John.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr.
Freman and others:
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to discharge Sir
Alexander Rigby Knight from his Imprisonment; and
vest his Estate and Effects in Trustees, for the Benefit
of his Creditors;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act
to encourage the planting of Timber Trees, Fruit
Trees, and other Trees, for Ornament, Shelter, or
Profit; and for the better Preservation of the same;
and for the preventing the burning of Woods."
L. V. Mountague versus Maxwell et Ux.:
After hearing Counsel, Yesterday and this Day,
upon the Petition and Appeal of Henry Lord Viscount
Mountague; complaining of a Decree of the Court of
Chancery, made the Twenty-fifth Day of January last,
in certain Causes, wherein Sir George Maxwell Baronet
and Mary Viscountess Dowager Mountague his Wife
were Plaintiffs, and the Appellant and others Defendants; and the Appellant Plaintiff, and the said Sir
George Maxwell and his said Wife and others Defendants; and praying, "That the said Decree may be reversed or rectified in several Particulars; and that the
Petitioners may have such other Relief as to this
House shall seem meet:" As also upon the Answer
of the said Sir George Maxwell and the said Mary Viscountess Dowager Mountague his Wife put in to the
said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was
It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the
said Decree of the Court of Chancery, in such Part
thereof as directs the said Viscountess to accompt for the
Personal Estate of her late Husband, be, and is hereby,
so far varied, as that the Respondent the said Viscountess Dowager shall be decreed to accompt for the
Personal Estate of Francis Lord Viscount Mountague, her
late Husband, deceased, which was resting in her Hands,
or in the Hands of any Person or Persons for her Use,
or in Trust for her at the Time of her said late Husband's Decease: And as to such Part of the said Decree complained of in the said Appeal, as directs the
Inquiry by the Master, in order to determine whether
the Viscountess shall accompt for the Receipts of the
Rents of her late Husband the Viscount's Estate in his
Life-time, the same is hereby affirmed: And as to
the Five Hundred Pounds Annuity, or Rent-charge, in
Question, mentioned to be devised by the Codicil in
the Pleadings mentioned, it is hereby further Ordered, That the Court of Chancery do direct an Issue at
Law to be tried at Bar, by a Jury of the Country of
Sussex, the First convenient Opportunity to try whether the said Francis late Lord Viscount Mountague was
of sane Memory at the Time of the Execution of the
Codicil in Question: And as to the other Points in
Question upon this Appeal, it is hereby Ordered,
That the Consideration thereof be reserved till after
the Issue above directed is tried: But as to all other
Matters in the said Decree, not complained of in the said
Appeal, or hereby affirmed, the said Court of Chancery is ordered to proceed thereon as shall be just, notwithstanding the Direction of the said Trial and Reservation abovementioned.
Traders in Snuff, against a Clause in the Bill to prevent Abuses in Tobacco, &c.
Upon reading the Petition of Alexander Holden,
Will. Plaisted, George Dottin, Humphrey Thayer, Francis
Drake, and Henry Dighton, in Behalf of themselves
and several other Wholesale and Retail Traders and
Dealers in Snuff; praying to be heard, by their Counsel, what they have to offer, in relation to a Clause in
the Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act
to prevent the Mischiefs by manufacturing Leaves, or
other Things, to resemble Tobacco, and the Abuses
in making and mixing of Snuff, as to the general
prohibiting of the Use of any Sort of Colouring for
Snuff," before the said Bill do pass:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House shall be
put into a Committee of the whole House, to consider
of the said Bill, To-morrow; and that the Petitioners
may be heard, by their Counsel, according to the Prayer
of their Petition, before the said Committee, if they
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris,
decimum octavum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima
Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.