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ORDERED, The Commons have Notice, that the Lords Comes Manchester.

Amendment. Comes Nottingham. have agreed to the said Bill, without any

Comes Rochester. Report of

The Lord Mohun reported from the Lords Committees Viscount Longucville.

appointed to draw an Address of Thanks to Her MaHer Majesty jesty, for Her great Care in not giving Licenses to more

Then the House was adjourned during I'leasure, and
Number of

Persons to come out of France; and humbly to desire
Hacenses which Her Majesty, “To iflue Her Royal Proclamation for the the Lords went to the Conference.
granted for
Discovery of any that hath come from France without

Which being ended, the House was resumed.
Persons to
“ License, with Reward to the Discoverers of

any

such come from

« That the Lords Report of the Persons,” an Address drawn by them.

And the Lord Privy Seal reported,

Commons
France, and
Jefiring a

Which was read Twice, and agreed to by the House, “ had met the Commons, as commanded; and that the Realons " for
Proclamation

not allowing Commons faid, at the Conference,

the Committo apprehend as followeth ; (videlicet,)

fioners 10 come without.

Lord

“ That the Commons cannot comply with your attend; and “We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects,

ships Delires contained in your Mellage of the Fourth complaining of

the Lords
" the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assem-
« Inftant:

Justification of bled, return Your Majesty our most humble Thanks,

L. Halitax " that You have been pleased, out of Your great Care

“ Because the Commons are still of the same Opinion before he was " and Concern for the Peace and Security of Your Ma

“as was delivered to your Lordships, in February One
jesty's Kingdoms, to be so strict and cautious in the

“ Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-one, at a Free Con-
granting of Licenses to the Enemies of Your Ma-
“jesty and Your good People to resort hither from “ference, upon the Subject-matter of the Amendments

“ made by the Lords to the additional Bill for the ap-
France, as to have granted such Licenses to Five Per-
“ fons only.

“ pointing and enabling Commissioners, to examine, take,

“ and state, the Public Accompts of the Kingdom, when “ And we do at the same Time humbly desire, that “they desired to know the End your Lordships would “ Your Majesty would be pleased to issue out Your

propose to yourselves by an Inquiry into the Public Royal Proclamation, for the Discovery of any such as

Accompts ; for, should any Misapplication of Money, “ are or shall come from France without Your Majesty's or Default of Distribution, appear in the Accompts, “ License, with such Reward to the Discoverers as to

your Lordships cannot take Cognizance thereof ori“ Your Majesty shall seem most proper ; and that Your ginally, nor otherwise, even in your Judicial Capacity, Majesty will also please to direct Your Attorney Ge

“ than at the Complaint of the Commons; and should a “ neral, from Time to Time, effectually to profecute all “ Failure or Want of Money appear, it is not in your “ such Offenders.”

Lordships Power to redress it, for the Grant of all
“ Aids is in the Conimons only; or, if there be any

Sur-
Lords with
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in

plusage, the Commons only can apply it to the Charge to attend Her Parliament assembled, That the Lords with White Staves

“ of the ensuing Year. Majesty.

do humbly attend Her Majesty, with the Address of this
House, agreed to this Day.

“ But, should the Commons give Leave to the Com-
“ missioners to attend your Lordships, no Information

they can give against any Person whatsoever can entitle Message to

The Earl of Rochester reported from the Committee II. C. for the

your Lordships either to acquit or condemn: Yer, since Conference appointed to consider of the Message received Yesterday “ this Message, the Commons find, in your Lordships

from the House of Commons, “ That the Committee not complying

Journals, the following Resolution; (videlicet,)
“ do not find, by the Precedents they have looked into, “ It is Resolved and Declared, by the Lords Spiri-

any Reasons why the Lords should not give a Con-
Lords, for the
Commissioners
ference, as desired by the House of Commons.”

“ tual and Temporal in Parliament assembled,

“ That Charles Lord Halifax, Auditor of the of Accompts To which the House agreed.

“ Receipt of the Exchequer, hath performed the Committee.

“ Duty of his Office, in transmitting the ordinary
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir

Imprest Rolls to the Queen's Remembrancer,
Robert Legard and Sir Richard Holford:

according to the antient Custom of the Exche-
To let them know, the Lords agree to a Conference,

quer, and the Direction of the Act Oétavo & as desired Yesterday; and appoint it presently, in the

“Nono Gul. Tertii Regis, intituled, “ An Act

« for the better Observation of the Course anPainted Chamber.

tiently used in the Receipt of the Exchequer;" Managers The Messengers sent to the House of Commons re

“ and that he hath not been guilty of any Negturn Answer:

“lect or Breach of Trust upon that Account: That the Commons are come to the Conference. “ Which looks to the Commons as if your Lordships

pretended to give a Judgement of Acquittal, without Hereupon the Lords following were named Mana any Accusation brought before your Lordthips, and gers :

consequently without any Trial: And, that which March. Normanby,

“ makes your Lordships Proceedings yet more irregular,
C.P.S.

Ds. Ferrers. “ it tends to prejudging a Cause, which might regu-
Dux Devonshire,

Ds. Wharton.

larly have come before you, either originally by ImSenescallus.

Ds. North & Grey. “ peachment, or by Writ of Error from the Courts

Ds. Mobun.
Dux Somerset.

“ below; and therefore the Commons can see no Use

Ds. Halifax.
Dux Bolton.

o of this Resolution, unless it be either to intimidate

" the Judges, or prepossess a Jury.
Comes Lindsey,
Magnus Came-

“ But, if your Lordships could have judged in this
rarius.

“ Matter, it does not appear by your Lordships Jour-
“ nals, that you have had under Examination the re-
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spective

White Staves

about their

with the
Delire of the 16

to attend the

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for it.

Sir Ra Co

“ spective Times of transmitting the several Imprest Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præseñs Par-Adjoura.
" Rolls to the Queen's Remembrancer ; without which, liamentum continuandum effe usque ad et in diem lovis,
“it is impossible to know, whether the Auditor of the decimum octavum diem instantis Februarii, hora unde-

Receipe had done his Duty according to the Act of cima Auroræ, Dominis fic decernentibus.
“ Parliament."

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This Question was proposed, “ That it does not Epus. London.

appear to this House, that Sir George Rooke Admiral, Epus. Roffen. “ before or on the Thirteenth of August, did order Epus. Serum.

any View to be taken of the Coast and Soundings be. Epus. Hereford.

tween St. Sebastian and St. Pedro, and in the said Epus. Lich. & Cov. “ River ?"

Epus. Gloucestr.

Epus. Cicestr. Then the previous Question was put, “ Whether Epus. Bangor. “this Question shall be now put ?"

It was Resolved in the Negative.

After further Consideration of the Report;

This Question was proposed, “ That the Reason of " the Miscarriages in the Expedition to Cadiz was “ landing the Forces in The Bay of Bulls ?

After Debate;

The previous Question was put,

" Whether this Question shall be now put?" It was Resolved in the Negative.

Ds. Custos Magni
Sigilli.

Ds. Bergevenny.
Comes Pembroke,

Ds. Lawarr.
P.

Ds. Ferrers.
March. Normanby,

Ds. Wharton.
C. P.S.

Ds. North & Grey. Dux Devonshires

Ds. Brooke.
Senescallus.

Ds. Lovelace.

Ds. Poulert. Dux Somersett.

Ds. Howard Esc. Dux Richmond.

Ds. Mohun. Dux Northuniber

Ds. Raby.
land.

Ds. Vaughan.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Schonburg

Ds. Colepeper.

Ds. Lucas. Dux Bedford.

Ds. Rockingham. Comes Lindsey, Mag. Ds. Berkeley Str. nus Camerarius.

Ds. Osborne. Comes Carlisle, Ma Ds. Dartmouth. refcallus.

Ds. Stawell, Comes Jersey, Came- Ds. Guilford. rarius.

Ds. Cholmondeley. Comes Oxford.

Ds. Ashburnham.

Ds. Herbert.
Comes Kent.
Comes Derby.

Ds. Haversham.

Ds. Bernard.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Northampton.

Ds. Halifax.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamfordi
Comes Kingston.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes T banet.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Sandwich.
Coines Esex.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Berkeley:
Comes Nottinghami.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Portland,
Comes Torrington
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Bradford.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Longueville.

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PRAYERS.

Woollen Manufac. tures, &c.

PRAYERS.

Then, the House taking Notice of that Part of the

Report from the Conference, which reflects upon the
Militia Bill.

Hodie ji vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An A&t for Proceedings of this House, in relation to the Auditor of
“ raising the Militia of this Kingdom, for the Year the Exchequer :
One Thousand Seven Hundred and Three, notwith-
“ standing the Month's Pay formerly advanced be not
“ re-paid.”

It was proposed, “ To declare, That the Lords, in Lords Pro-
“their Inquiry into, and Examination of the Observa- relation to L.

“ tions of the Commissioners of Accompts, in relation Halifax, as À Message was brought from the House of Commons, “ to Charles Lord Halifax, and in their Resolution Exchequer, by Mr. Clerk and others :

“thereupon, have proceeded according to the Rules of resolved to be Bill to prevent

Justice, and the Evidence that was before them.” according to Frauds, in.

Justice.
To return the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for the more
“ effectual preventing the Abuses and Frauds of Persons

employed in the working up the Woollen, Linen, Then this Question was put, “ That the Lords, in
“ Fustian, Cotton, and Iron Manufactures of this King “their Inquiry into, and Examination of, the
“ dom ;” and to acquaint this House, that they have “ Observations of the Commissioners of Ac-
agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

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compts, in relation to Charles Lord Halifax, “ and in their Resolution thereupon, have pro

“ ceeded according to the Rules of Justice, and Northcot The House being inforined, “ That Mr. Edmund

“ the Evidence that was before them?"
versus
Northcot:
" Gibbon (now in the Custody of the Warden of The

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Fleet) is a material Witness, in a Cause appointed to be
“ heard To-morrow, wherein Dame Elizabeth Northcot
“ is Appellant, and Alice Northcot and Sir Francis North-
cot are Respondents :"

It is Resolved and Declared, by the Lords Spiritual

and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lords,
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal tions of the Commissioners of Accompts, in relation to

in their Inquiry into, and Examination of, the Observa-
in Parliament allembled, That the Warden of The Fleet Charles Lord Halifax, and in their Resolution there-
do bring to this House, To-morrow, at Nine a Clock in
the Forenoon, the said Edmund Gibbon ; aud this Thall upon, have proceeded according to the Rules of Justice,
be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.

.

Gibbon to attend.

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To which the House agreed.

It is Resolved and Declared, by the Lords Spiritual
It is Resolved and Declared, That the Lords have an

and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Come

mons, in their Reasons delivered at the last Conference, undoubted Right (which they can never suffer to be have made Use of several Expressions and Arguments, contested) to take Cognizance originally of all Public highly reflecting, and altogether Unparliamentary, tenAccompts; and to inquire into any Misapplication or ding to destroy all good Correspondence between the Default in the Distribution of Public Monies, or into Two Houses, and to the Subversion of the Constituany other Mismanagements whatsoever.

tion.

Hereupon

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Hereupon the following Committee was named:

I E Veneris, 19° Februarii.
Committee to

Lords Committees appointed to consider what far-
consider what
further Pro ther Proceedings are fit to be had in this Matter;

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes

fuerunt :
ceedings

and report to the House ; (videlicet;)
should be had
in the Matter. Comes Pembroke,

Arch. Ebor.

Ds. Custos Magni
P.

Arch. Ebor.
March. Normanby,

Sigilli.
Ds. Bergevenny.
Epus. London.

Ds. Lawarr.
C.P.S. Epus. London.

Ds. Lawarr.
Epus. Dunel. & Crew. March. Normanby,

C. P. S.

Ds. Wharton.
Dux Devonshire,
Epus. Roffen. Ds. Ferrers.

Epus. Roffen.
Senescallus.

Dux Devonshire, Se- Ds. Brooke.
Epus. Sarum.
Ds. Wharton.
Epus. Scrum.

nescallus.

Ds. Poulett.
Dux Somerset.

Epus. Hereford. Ds. North & Grey. Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Lich. & Ds. Brooke.

Epus. Petrib.

Dux Somerset.
Dux Bolton.

Ds. Vaughan.
Cov,
Ds. Lovelace.

Epus. Gloucestr. Dux Northumberland.
Dux Bedford. Epus. Gloucestr. Ds. Poulet.

Epus. Ciceftr.

Ds. Colepeper.
Dux Bolton.

Ds. Lucas.
Comes Lindsey,
Epus. Cicestr. Ds. Howard Esc.

Epus. Carliol.

Dux Bedford. Ds. Rockingham. Magnus Came- Epus. Bangor. Ds. Mohun.

Comes Lindsey, Mag- Ds. Berkeley Str. rarius.

nus Camerarius.

Ds. Ofulftone.
Comes Carlisle,
Ds. Colepeper.

Comes Jersey, Came- Ds. Dartmouth.
Marefcallus.
Ds. Lucas.

rarius.

Ds. Stawell,
Comes Jersey, Ca-
Ds. Rockingham.

Comes Derby

Ds. Cholmondeley. merarius. Ds. Berkeley.

Comes Bridgewater.

Ds. Ashburnham.
Comes Oxford.
Ds. Osborne.

Comes Northampton.

Ds. Herbert,
Ds. Dartmouth.
Comes Kent.

Comes Denbigh.

Ds. Halifax.
Comes Derby
Ds. Stawel.

Comes Manchester.
Comes Huntingdon.
Ds. Guilford.

Comes Rivers.
Comes Northamp-
Ds. Cholmondeley.

Comes Stanford.
Ds. Ahburnham.
ton.

Comes Sunderland.
Ds. Herbert.
Comes Manchester.

Comes Scarsdale.
Ds. Haversham.
Comes Rivers.

Comes Sandwich.
Ds. Bernard,
Comes Peterborow.

Comes Essex.
Comes Kingston.
Ds. Halifax.

Comes Burlington.
Comes Sunderland.

Comes Feversham.
Comes Scarsdale.

Comes Radnor.
Comes Sandwich.

Comes Berkeley
Comes Essex.

Comes Rochester.
Comes Anglesey.

Comes Holderneffe.
Comes Fever shan.

Comes Plimouth.
Comes Nottingham.

Comes Portland.
Comes Rochester.

Comes Torrington.
Comes Abingdon.

Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Plimouth.

Comes Warrington.
Comes Portland.

Comes Bradford.
Comes Torrington.

Comes Orford.
Comes Scarbrough.

Viscount Say & Seale.
Comes Bradford.

Viscount Townshend,
Comes Orford.

Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Towns

Viscount Longueville.
bend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Longue-

PRAYERS.
ville.
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet

To-morrow, at Nine a Clock in the Forenoon, in After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal Northcott
the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; of Dame Elizabeth Northcott, Widow and Relict of Sir Moretoc ett

Arthur Northcott Baronet, from an Order and Decree and to adjourn as they please.

made in the Court of Chancery, the Fourth of May in

the Fifth Year of King William and Queen Mary, and a Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Par- Report of the Twentieth of December One Thousand liamentum continuandum effe usque ad et in diem Ve- Scven Hundred and One, and an Order of the Fourth neris , decimum nonum diem inftantis Februarii, hora of June laft, made for Confirmation thereof; and pray

ing “ Relief in the Premises; and that she may have nona Auroræ, Dominis fic decernentibus.

" the Fruit and Benefit of the Decree of the Twen« tieth of December One Thousand Six Hundred Nine" ty-one, and Orders of this House for confirming the " same, and Interest for Two Thousand Seven Hundred “Fifty-fix Pounds, One Shilling, and Four Pence, from " the Time the same was thereby to be paid; and that “ Sir Francis Northcot and Alice Northcot, and such “ others as are any Ways concerned in the said Decree, Orders, and Report, may answer :" As also upon the Answers of Alice Northcott and Sir Francis Northcott put

in thereunto; and Counsel for Samuel Roll and William VOL. XVII,

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I E Sabbati, 20° Februarii...
Cary Esquires; and due Confideration of what was of-

fered thereupon :
Iudgement
It is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiri-

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
affi med.
tual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the

fuerunt :
said Petition and Appeal of Dame Elizabeth Northcott,
Widow and Relict of Sir Arthur Northcott Baronet, shall

Arch. Ebor.

Ds. Custos Magni
be, and is hereby, disinissed this House; and that the

Sigilli.
Order and Decree of the Fourth of May in the Fifth Epus. Dune!. & Crow.

Comes Pembroke, P:

Ds. Lawarr.
Year of King William and Queen Mary, and the Report Epus. Wigorn.

Dux Devonshire, Se- Ds. Ferrers.
of the Twentieth of December One Thousand Seven Epus. Roffen.

nescallus.

Ds. Poulett.
Hundred and One, and Order of the Fourth of June Epus. Sarum.

Ds. Molun.

Dux Somerset. last, for Confirmation thereof, shall be, and they are Epus. Hereford.

Dux Northumberland. hereby, affirmed, as against the said Dame Elizabeth Epus. Petrib.

Dux Bedford.

Ds. Rockingham.
Northcott; but the Right and Interest of the Respon- Epus. Gloucestr.

Ds. Lexington.
dent Sir Francis Northcott is not to be any Ways preju. Epus. Cicestr. Comes Lindsey, Ds. Berkeley Str.
diced liereby.

Magnus Camera- Ds. Osulftone.
rius.

Ds. Stawell.

Comes Carlise, Ma. Ds. Cholmondeley.
Att.Gen.& ai.
verfus
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Ap-

rescallus.

Ds. Herbert. Mayor & al. peal of Sir Edward Northey Knight, Her Majesty's Atof Coventry:

Comes Kent.

Ds. Halifax.
torney General, at the Relation of the Master and War-
dens of Merchant-Taylors of the Fraternity of St. John

Comes Northampton.
the Baptist, in the City of London, for and on the Be-

Comes Denbigh. half of the Inhabitants of the City of Coventry, and

Comes Manchester. the Boroughs of Northampton, Leicester, Nottingham,

Comes Rivers. and Warwick, from a Dilmillion pronounced in the

Comes Carnarvon.

Comes Sunderland.
Court of Chancery, of the Thirteenth Day of Decem-
ber One Thousand Seven Hundred, of an Information

Comes Scarsdale:
brought by Sir Thomas Trevor Knight, Attorney Ge-

Comes Sandwich. neral to His late Majesty King William the Third, at

Comes Efex.
the relation aforesaid, against the Mayor, Bailiffs, and

Comes Berkeley.
Commonalty of the said City of Coventry; and pray-

Comes Rochester.
ing, " That the said Decree of Dismission may be re-

Comes Abingdon. “ versed, and such Equity and Justice done in the Pre

Comes Holderness. « mises as to this House shall seem meet :” As also

Comes Plimout). upon the Answer of the said Mayor, Bailiffs, and Com

Comes Portland. monaliy, of the City of Coventry, put in thereunto; and

Comes Torrington. due Consideration of what was offered by the Counsel

Comes Warrington.
on either Side thereupon:

Comes Bradford.
Judgement
It is this Day ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords

Viscount Say & Seale.
Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That

Viscount Townshend.
the said Decree of Dismission, of the Thirteenth of De-

Viscount Longueville.
cember One Thousand Seven Hundred, complained of
in the said Petition and Appeal, shall be, and is here-
by, reversed; and that the Court of Chancery do pro-

PRAYERS.
ceed to give fuch Relief, upon the said Information, as
shall be just; this House being of 'Opinion, that the In-
crease of the Value of the Lands in Question ought to
be applied towards the Augmentation of the several

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Ap-lose

versus
Charities and Appointments.
peal of St. John Ivye, from an Order or Decree, made

Ale :
the Sixteenth Day of June One Thousand Seven Hun-

dred and Two, in the Court of Chancery, in a Cause Melage from

A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. there depending, between the said St. John Ivye PlainBill Conyers and others :

tiff, and Edward Ashe Defendant; and praying the Who brought up a Bill, intituled, " An Act for ad

Reversal of the said Order or Decree; as also upon
vancing the sale of the forfeited Estates in Ireland ; and due Confideration of what was offered by Counsel

the Answer of the said Edward Ashe put in thereunto;
" and for vesting such as reinain unsold by the present
* Trustees in Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors,

on either Side thereupon :
" for such Uses as the same were before vested in the
" said Trustees ; and for the more effectual selling and

It is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiri- Judgement
setting the said Estates to Protestants; and for ex-

tual and Temporal in Parliament afsembled, That the plaining several Acts relating to the Lord Bophin and

said Petition and Appeal of St. John Ivye shall be, and
Sir Redmond Everard;" to which they defire the is hereby, dismissed this House ; and that the Order
Concurrence of this House.

or Decree therein complained of Thall be, and is here-
by, affirmed.

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H. C. with a

Alljourn.

Dominus Cuftos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Par-
liamentum continuandum este usque ad et in diem Sab-

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Ap-Dent
bati, vicefimum diem instantis Februarii, hora nona peal of Thomas Dent Doctor in Divinity, from a De- Sir W. Buck :
Auroræ, Doninis fic decernentibus.

cretal Order made in the Court of Exchequer, the
Sixth Day of July last part, appointing a Trial at Law,
upon this issue,

" Whether there be a Modus of
" Twenty Shillings a Year payable to the Vicar of

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