DIE Sabbati, 26 Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
|Ds. Cowper, Cancellarius.
Dux Devon, Senescallus.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Ds. St. John.
Tobacco, &c. to prevent Abuses in, Bill.
Whereas this Day was appointed, for the House to be
in a Committee upon the Bill, 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;" and to hear Counsel for
the Traders and Dealers in Snuff, in relation to a Clause
in the said Bill, touching the colouring of Snuff:
The House being moved, "That another Day may
be appointed, for their Lordships to be in a Committee
on the said Bill, in regard the said Traders have several
Witnesses to produce in their Behalf, who are now
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal
in Parliament assembled, that this House shall be put into
a Committee, to consider of the said Bill, on Thursday
next; and that the said Traders may be then heard, before the said Committee, by their Counsel, if they think
vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act
for the better regulating Select Vestries, within the
Cities of London and Westminster, and Borough of
Southwark and Bills of Mortality; and for preventing
any Misapplication of Monies raised or given for the
Maintenance of the Poor."
Inhabitants of Southwark, Petition in Favour of the Bill.
A Petition of many of the chief Parishioners and Inhabitants within the several Parishes of St. Saviours, St.
Olaves, St. George, and St. Thomas, within the Borough
of Southwark, &c. was presented to the House and
read; praying, "In regard they conceive that the said
Bill will much conduce to the Peace and good Neighbourhood of each Parish, and the quieting Divisions
and Animosities among them, and prevent for the future the Misapplications and Abuses thereby provided
against, that the same may have the Concurrence of
Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time
on Friday next; and the Lords to be summoned; and
that the Judges do then attend the Service of this
Porteous versus Fordice:
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal
of Andrew Porteous, in Deboig; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Kimmergham, Ordinary in the
Cause, in the Court of Session in Scotland, of the 22d of
July 1715; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of
Session, of the 29th of the said Month, affirming the aforementioned Interlocutor; and likewise of another Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the 30th of the same Month,
whereby the said Lords refused the Desire of the Appellant's Petition, and adhered to their former Interlocutor made in the Behalf of Thomas Fordyce and Janet Scot
his Wife; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:" As also upon the Answer of the said Thomas
Fordyce and his Wife put in to the said Appeal; and
due Consideration of what was offered thereupon:
Judgement affirmed, with Costs.
It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual
and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said
Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby, dismissed this
House; and that the several Interlocutors therein complained of be, and are hereby, affirmed: And it is further
Ordered, That the said Appellant do pay, or cause
to be paid, to the said Respondents, the Sum of Forty
Pounds, for their Costs in this House.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, vicesimum nonum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.