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“ per of his own drawing, in which he had set down Thereupon the Committee produced a Copy of « all that he had said before, which he affirmed to be " that Letter, directed to Raphson; and asked him the “ all he knew concerning them; which Paper is an Meaning of the Expression in that Letter, that he nexed, marked O.

" must begin his Journey to his Garrison?" He said, “ Sir Thomas Stewart was very confident, " that, if he

“ supposed he meant St. German's. was confronted with Ferguson, Ferguson would own

" Being asked, “What was meant by General ?“ all that he should charge him with; and, on the other

“ He faid, “He fuppofed the Prince of Wales was meant; Hand, if he did not, then, Sir Thomas said, he would

“ but he never made Use of that Expression to Frazer." “ make no farther Difficulty of declaring his Know “ Being asked, “What was meant by the Exledge.”

" pression, that he would lay Ferguson's Demands be

"fore them, in the most advantageous Terms be could ?“ The Lords of the Committee thereupon sent for “ He pretended not to know, “unless Frazer meant “ Mr. Ferguson ; and examined him first alone, as to to involve him in a supposed Guilt; and he thought “ what Correspondence he had with Frazer and others " that Men's Lives and Liberties did not depend uponi “ concerned in the Conspiracy.

* Construction and Supposition.” Ferguson referred himself to what he had said in " The Committee reading to him that Part of the “ his Narratives to the Cabinet Council.

“Letter, wherein Frazer took Notice of the Advice “ The Committee told him, “ They should take no

“ which Ferguson had written to him, not to be trans“ Notice of those Narratives; but expected he fhould

ported to particular Resentments, in Prejudice of his give an Account what Correspondence he kept in

Generals Interest :” He denied he had faid any Thing - France.He denied he kept any.

“ in his Letter, that might give Occasion for Frazer to

“ write to that Purpose. “ Being asked, " If he had not wrote to Frazer??" “ Being asked, If he knew Captain Meers?” He “ He said, Frazer was then in Holland, not in France." " said, “ Yes'; and that he called to see him, the Day

* after he had delivered himself to the Secretary. “ He said, “ Clarke, who brought Frazer's Letter to “ him, would not deliver it to him, nor tell him from

“ Being asked, “ If he did not see him before he fur" whom it came, nor how to direct an Answer, unless

“ rendered himself ?" (which Sir Thomas Stewart had

" affirmed to the Committee) He said, “ He could " he would first promise to write to the Person : Which

not tell; but he was sure that, if he had, he per“ at last he did, because, as he said, he was desirous

“ suaded him to surrender himself.” He said, “ Meers “ to know the Manner of the corresponding, in order

“ advised with him, if he could not have the Benefit “ to discover it to the D. of Athol; being sensible that

“ of the Indemnity in Scotland; without going thither; “ there was some Design against the Queen, or some “ other Perfon, on Foot."

" and Ferguson told him, “He could not." “ He faid, “ As soon as he knew how this Corre- « cure a Pardon for Clarke;" (which was also mentioned

“ Being asked, “If he had not endeavoured to pro“ spondence was, he sent one Mr. Mason to the Duke

“ to the Committee by Sir Thomas Stewart) He said, “ of Athol, with an Account of it.” Ferguson said, “ He

" " Clarke was a poor weak Creature, and, as he be“ saw Frazer but Once; and then Frazer told him, he

lieved, did not know the Danger of these Things; “ had been introduced to St. German's; but, Ferguson “ and therefore, having made Use of him to get Light “ said, he had forgot by whom.”

“ into the Correspondence, he thought it became him “ He said, “ He saw Campbell Twice, and advised

“ to endeavour to get his Pardon; for his Part, he did

“not inquire into Clark's Principles.” 56 him to tell all he knew.”

“He owned, “He knew Jackson and Boucher; Jackson “ Being asked, “ (If he meant the Preservation of

“ he met at the Coffee-house; Boucher was his near Neigh“ the Queen and Government by what he did), why he

“ bour; but he never talked with them about Business.” “ did not stop Frazer while he was here?”

Ferguson refusing to own any Thing; the Commit“ He made Answer, “ It would have signified little;

sent for Sir Thomas Stewart, to confront him, “ and he did not suspect him, till he was conveyed away according to his own Proposal. “ by a Pass, in a tham Name.”

“ Sir Thomas, when called in, put Ferguson in Mind, “Being thereupon told, “That he had owned before,

" thar he had said, “ He had been a great Rebel, but “ that he knew this Pass was obtained for him by a Se

" never had been a Traitor ;” and advised him to persist cretary of State of Scotland;and being thereupon

“ in tliat Resolution, in Respect to the Queen, by telling “ asked, “ How he came to think ill of Frazer upon of the Lords his knowledge. " that Account, or to suspect the Pass was not given by “ the Privity of the English Secretary ?"

« Sir Thomas Stewart then said to the Effect of what is

“ set down in his Paper, relating to Sir John Maclean's “ He only made Answer, “ That, about a Week after “ Letter to Sir Æneas Mackferson, and what Ferguson Frazer was gone, he knew the English Secretary was had said thereupon, as to the giving Notice of it at not acquainted with it."

" St. German's. Ferguson affirmed,“ That Frazer never told him of Ferguson, at first, said, “ He remembered nothing any Commissions he had from France, or to Scotland;

" of it." Afterwards he faid, “ He might perhaps “ and that they never had any Discourse together about “ say, that it was likely Care would be taken to give “ Correspondence between France and Scotland, nor of “ Notice of it at St. German's." any Designs of Insurrections in The Highlands, or in

Ferguson owned, “ He believed he might tell Sir any other Place; but he pretended, that Frazer said,

Thomas Stewart, that he had procured Letters of "" That he was under the Protection of the Duke of

Frazer's to be taken; and that he had informed the Queensberry;" but said nothing of his other Busi

" Lord Nottingham where Papers were lodged; and “ ness.”

" that by his Means those Papers were seized.” “ He said, “He never had but One Letter from “ He faid, “ He believed he might tell Sir Thomas Frazer."

Stewart, that it was odd to let Frazer go about with “ Being asked, “ If he had not seen another Letter

a Commision from King James in one Hand, and the “ that was intended for him?" He said, “ He thought

" Firí Minister's Pass in the other; so that he made “ he had.” 7

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SirT.Stewart's
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ti ther, in order to make Use of the Commission to i Frazer answered, “ That he had as many great Meu
to inveigle People."

" and Families in Scotland, who would be his Friends, as

" those who were his Enemies:" And that Mr. Fergu« Upon this; Sir Thomas Stewart fell into great is

fon knows, that in some short Time afterwards, ic “ Compliments to Ferguson, in order to prevail with

was talked about the Town, “ That Frazer had prohim to be ingenuous. He put Ferguson in Mind of « cured, a Pass, or Passes, for going beyond Sea, by “ his having often said, “ That if King James came

" the Way of Holland, under feigned Names, for himback, he would put a Rope about his Neck, and fall

“ self and some others ; particularly for One that went “ down at His Feet to ask His Pardon;" and advised him “ by the Name of Major Monrowe (who, as it was faid,

now, that they Two should join, and both together « did come from France with him); as also for a Bro“ fall down in the fame Manner at the Queen's Feet, « ther and Servant of Frazer's;” under Covert of which " and beg Her Pardon, and deserve it by an ingenuous “ Pass, or Passes, Mr. Ferguson knows, that Frazer and “ Confeflion. But Ferguson being too obstinate to be « his Companions went accordingly into Holland, in prevailed upon, and Sir Thomas Stewart only pro

“ their way to France, to make Report to the Two “ ceeding in the same way, and declining to go on to « Courts what Success he had met with in Scotland,

say farther what he knew of Ferguson, which he had « and especially in The Highlands thereof; and that " before told the Committee he would say to his Face, « Mr. Frazer has writ several Letters froin Holland “ the Committee sent them both away ; requiring Sir

“ hither, under false Names; and, I suppose, Mr. FerThomas Stewart to set down, in Writing; what he

gufon knows to thom some of those were directed “ bad more to say relating to the Conspiracy ; which « and addressed. And I affirm, that Mr. Ferguson did “ he afterwards did, and is contained in the Paper fol

regret, that the Court of St. German's, or any Person de lowing, marked 0 :

" there, should have had any Hand in reposing such a

“ Trust in so ill a Man as Frazer; and when it was
“ I do affirm, that Mr. Robert Ferguson does know " suggested to him, “ That such a treacherous Conduct
" that Mr. Frazer did make such Interest with the “ should be made known to the Court of France,he
“ Pope's Nuncio in France, or by some others at the " answered, “ That Care would be taken for so doing;"
“ Court of St. German's, in Concert with the Nuncio, as or Words to that Effect and Purpose; the greatest
" to get himself recommended and introduced to the “ Part of all which, in Substance, I believe Mr. Fer-
French King and His Court; and that the Nuncio, by gufon does know.
“ himself, or in Concert, as aforesaid, did prevail with

« T. STEWART."
“ the King to order one or other of His Ministers, or
some other about His Court, to cause to be given to
Frazer 3000 Livres, or Louis-d'Ors, which of the • In the Months of November, December, January,
“ Two I do not remember, and that afterwards it was

“ and February, in the Years 1702 and 1703 last past,
agreed between the Two Courts of Versaills and St. “ I did see and hear Sir Æneas Mackferson read several
German's, by Intervention of the Nuncio, or some “ Letters, at divers Times, in the Quarter of Lincolne's
“ others of the Court of St. German's, that Frazer.

Inn next to Chancery Lane, and in Spring Garden, or “ alone, or fome others in Conjunction with him, “ near to it; which, he said, came from Sir John Mac“ Thould be entrusted with Commissions, Credentials, leane, who was then at St. German's in France, as Sir Instructions, or with some such like Power and Au

Æneas told me; in several of which Letters, Sir John “ thority, to go into Scotland, and feel the Pulse of the

“ writes to Sir Æneas, with utmost and repeated EarKingdom, how they are inclined and disposed towards “ neftness, “ That he would employ all the Interest he

joining what Forces they could with such Troops“ had here, to obtain License, of the Queen, for him
" and Forces as the French King should send thither, to come over into England ;and that, in divers of
" with all Sorts of necessary Warlike Stores and Am " these Letters that Sir Æneas read in my Hearing,
“ munitions ; and from thence to return, and make

“ were Sentences or Expressions to the following Effect
Report to the French King and the Court of St. " and Purpose : “ That those there (videlicet, at St.'
German's, betwixt * and such a limited Time, or as “ German's) were now come to that seeming Resolu-
“ soon as he could, of the Success of that his Nego- « tion, as 'to pretend to put little or no Value upon
“ tiation : And that, pursuant to those Measures con Scotland, or the People thereof; for they made Ac-
“ certed between the Two Courts, Mr. Ferguson does count to do their Business otherwise.”

I do not
know, that Frazer did repair into Scotland last Sum-

“ think, or remember, that England was so much as “mer, and went into The Highlands through Argyle “ hinted in any of these Letters. There were likewise shire, as I suppose he has heard; and there did use

"contained, in several of them, Sentences and Ex« his utmost Endeavours to meet and converse with

“ pressions in Irish and the Highland Language, as Sir “ such of the Heads and Chiefs of the respective Clans, Æneas did affirm to me: Upon which I told him, “ I “ and whom other he could get there, to engage, con “ did not understand that Language;" whereunto he “ formable to the Commissions, Credentials, Instruc “ made no Answer, nor did I in the least desire him to “ tions, or some such like Power and Authority, Frazer

explain the Meaning thereof. And I do affirm, “ had from the Court of France. And I do vouch, " that Sir Æneas has a just and true Copy of what I " that the faid Mr. Ferguson does know that Frazer re wrote to Sir John about the Beginning of the last “ turned from Scotland, into London, about the Begin- “ Spring, which he read in my Hearing. In some few

ping of last Winter; and that he did meet and con Days after, I delivered him the Principal; which was «« verfe with the said Frazer some Weeks, or there

“ fent to Sir John, as Sir Æneas told me. This is the “ abouts, before his Departure from hence; and that “ Substance, to the best of my Memory and Knowledge, “ Frazer did tell the said Mr. Ferguson what is but now " of what, Sir Æneas said to me, was contained in the « mentioned, at least the Substance of it. And I do

« aforesaid Letters. And it being told to Mr. Robert say, that Mr. Ferguson did ask Frazer, “ How he Ferguson, the Substance of what is above recited, as “ durit venture to go into Scotland, where he stands

to the Contents of these Letters, and how hurtful “ convicted of heinous Crimes; and that a Commission “ they might prove to the Interest of St. German's; it « of Fire and Sword (as it runs in the Style of that " was insinuated to the said Mr. Ferguson, “ That Ad“ Kingdom) was isued, to apprehend and seize him, “ vice thereof might be sent thither, but with great · dead or alive; and that, on account of these odious

“ Caution, that Sir John Macleane might not be “ Crimes, he had made himself justly obnoxious to the “ brought to suffer thereby at that Court, he being « utmost Resentment of several "Great Men there, and “ the best able to explain and give the true Meaning “ to that of their Friends and Families?” Whereunto " of what he wrote, and that without Prejudice to

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himself, whom I believe to be a Man of Honour and Square, and took some Turns in a little Street on the

Probity:" And Mr. Ferguson did answer, “ That North-west Corner thereof; and fell to discourse “ Notice accordingly thould be sent thither,” or Words " about the Inconveniencies and Misfortunes that ac

to that Edect; and did not I think that that Er “ crue to both King and People, when they are of dif“ rand and Business, that Frazer and his Companions “ ferent Religions; and particularly I argued with him

were sent into Scotland about, fome Time afterwards, " about the irreconcileable Contrarieties and Incon“ had not then been hatching, I had made little or " fistencies that were betwixt a Popish King and a Pro" no Mention of what is above recited, touching Sir " testant People, and we reasoned together a pretty ic folin Macleane and Sir Æneas Mackferson.

“ while on that Subject : “ To conclude our Discourse,

" said he, the young Prince at St. German's is their. « T. STEWART.” King, and will be so in Spite of all his Enemies ;"

" and did express it without Heat or Passion ; and so

“ we parted. And at divers other Occasions we met Major Boucher and I were walking in that Part of i St. James's Parke called The Short Walk, in the

" always near the lame Places, and fell a-talking what

" People faid of the Scotch Plot, the Noise of which “ Months of July or August last, or thereabouts : We

" had broke out but little Time before. He was very “ fell to talk about the Proceedings of the Parliament

“ modeit as to his Opinion about it; but said, “What" in Scotland, that was then firting; and particularly

ever be in it, whether it be a sham or a real Plot, " of the Heats and Animofities wisich were about that

Frazer's Part therein was treacherous; and if be Time come to a great Height among the Members is

goes into France, as, according to Report, he is on “ thereof: Mr. Boucher did say, " That if these Per

“ his Way thither, having obtained Passes for that End, “sons who were upon their way thitherwards were

“ he might certainly expect to be treated accordingly; arrived at Edinburgh, we should hear of other kind

" and that, if he was not of Scotland or England, but a “ of Doings there." In a little Time after, he went

Subject of France, he would undoubtedly have been “ off towards Spring Garden; nor did I ask him then, or

“ broke upon the Wheel, if he goes thither ; but, as any Time after, to explain himself, as not being my

“ he is, he may expect, ar bent, to be Prisoner for Life; “Way with any body that I converse with, except I

s for Norice was sent thither, before him, of liis vilbelieve myself particularly concerned; but I do fup

“ lainous Behaviour.” pose he meant, by that his Expression, the L:nissaries " or Agents that were on their way from France to

" This is the Sum, Substance, and Effect, of what Scotland, and particularly of Frazer and his Compa

“ passed between Jackson Esquire and me, of or “ nions. Mr. Boucher and I met, by Chance, several

“ concerning the aforesaid Matters, to the best of my “ Times, both before and afterwards, near to Gray's

Memory and Knowledge. Inn Walks, on the North Side thereof; and we fell

" T. STEWART.” “ to discourse divers Times, amongst other Stories, " about the Stag-hunting that was frequently and warm

ly talked of about the Town; and, from several Re “ After the aforegoing Paper had been read over in o marks and Circumstances, I had Reason to imagine « Sir Thomas Stewart's Presence; the Committee asked to that he had the same Notion thereof as many others, “ him, “ Upon what Ground it was that he said, in his

as well as myself, at that Time had; which was, a “ Paper, That Ferguson knew all that he had said of ”Rising of the Highlanders in Arms. And afterwards, “ him therein?” Sir Thomas Stewart made Ansiver, ،،

upon the breaking out of the Noise of that which is " " That he had owned it all in his Hearing.” called the Scotch Plot, we discoursed several Times “ about many of the Circumstances thereof, and parti“ cularly of what Mr. Frazer's Part was in it; as to

Mackensey's Information being referred ” which, he spoke his Mind very doubtfully, whether

“ to the Committee, they thought themselves obliged he thought it a real or a sham Plot; but said, “ Be

“ to send for him : But, upon his Examination, he said “ in it what will, Frazer's Conduct therein was vil

nothing material ; but referred himself to his Affida“ lainous; that Care would be taken to send Notice

vit, and to his Answers to the Interrogatories put to " thereof to France, where he did not doubt but he

“ him by the Earl of Nottingham.* would be punished according to his Desert.” This “ is the Substance of wliar pafled between him and me,

“ The House being pleased, on the 7th Day of L. Behaven's “ upon the Matters aforesaid ; and the Truth, accord

Papeis :

March, to order the Papers about the Lord Beling to my belt Memory, and Knowledge of the Mean

haven to be delivered to the Committee; they take ing and furport thereof.

Leave to observe, That the Two Papers are not the « T. STEWART." Originals; and that it does not appear by whom the

same were given in to Mr. Secretary Hedges; nor

“ whether the same were given in upon Oath: The a

Jacks0:2 Esquire and I have had several Meet “ Committee are of Opinion, that there are Matters of ings and Conversations, near to Gray's Inn and Red great Weight contained in them; but, the Papers

Lyon Square, in the Months of November and De “ themselves being before the House, the Committee “ cember last, or thereabout; at one of which, as we “ think it unnecessary to say any more concerning

were walking along Gray's Inne Lene, he told me, “ “ That the Secretary of State to the French King,

“ But the Committee thought it proper to send for “ for Foreign Affairs, had sent a Messenger into Lon" don much about that Time;" and said, " He did not

“ Sir John Macleane, and examine him, as to the Per

“ fons mentioned in the said Inforination. go into Scotland, nor stayed here above Eight Days." " And I told him, “ That it would not have been very ~ safe for him to go to Scotland, or to have stayed much in Belbaven; but that he was at Paris during the Peace, about them.

“ He faid, “ He could say nothing as to the Lord Sir J. Mac!cat longer here, the Noise of the Scotch Plot being then

" and left France about the Time the War was de" so warm.” I did not ask who he was, or about what

" clared.” " he came; nor did I ask any Questions on the Matter, " for the Reasons as above; and so we parted, within “ He said, “ He knew Doctor Gordon Bishop of Gal

Gray's Inn Gate that leads into Gray's Inn Lane. And “ loway very well : He believed he went over into " afterwards he and I met casually, about the latter

France about the Time of the Revolution, and conEnd of February laft, and went towards Red Lyon “ tinued there all along till about a Year and Half ago Vol. XVII.

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** when he pretended to go for Itàly; and it was said « « That the Measures between France and Scoriand
" afterwards that he was in Italy, and he did not hear “ were then fully adjusted, which nothing but Want of
" that he came back to St. German's; but he could not “ Unanimity amongit themselves could frustrate.” It
tell, of his own Knowledge, whether he went, or

“ adviles what is to be avoided, and what to be in-
is where he is, or has been.”

« fisted on, in the Parliament then fitting ; and takes.
“ He said, “ He knew Two Levingstons; the ones in the French into a Condition of bringing the Dutch to

“ Notice, " That the Conjurétion with Bavaria will put
is called Caffius, a Captain in Dunbarton's Regiment, « Terms, and of aflisting Scotland.
" whom Sir John Macleane said he saw at Paris some
“ fhort Time before he came away from thence; and
" the other, a Captain of Dragoons, who came over

June ist, 1703.
“ into England; but he does not certainly know when,
" but believes it to be before the granting of the In-

« The Letter to Philotheus appears to be writ to a
“ Person of great Quality and Interest in Scotlanit, in

" whom the Writer hath an entire Confidence. It “ He knew Mr. Robinson of Struan, who obtained a “ complains, “ That some great Men, who have not

License to come into England about a Year since, “ always been in the Interest, insist upon engrossing two “ which he has heard was procured for him by the “ much to themselves, to the Prejudice of others who « Lord Portmore."

" have been always faithful; that they ought not to

" think of playing the old Game again, as at the “ The Committee observes, That, by the Examina Treaty of Breda; since the Young King is in much utions of Mr. George Bruce and Mr. George Graham,

“ better Circumstances than King Charles the Second “ taken by Mr. Ellis, it appears, that Mr. John Le

was at that Time, and is not now to be impoíed “vingston, named in the abovementioned Information, upon, and tied up from rewarding his ancient was in the Custody of Hopkins the Messenger ; but

“ Friends.” It likewise defires, " That the Person “ there is no Examination of Mr. Levingston's trans

“ who is writ to would make Use of his Interest and “ mitted to the Committee; nor does it appear to the

“ Power with that Sort of People, to make them sen« Committee that he was ever examined, or what is

“ fible that it will be well, if, after a Reconciliation, " become of him.

“ they are put upon an equal Foor with those who

never did fall."
Èxplanation of
“ The Committee, in Pursuance of the Power giver

16 October 15, 1703•
to them by the House, proceeded to treat about the
“ Explanation of the Gibberish Letters; and they have The Letter from Philarcbus is dated from London,
attained to the Knowledge of the greatest Part of « and writ to the Queen in France. It gives an Ac-
“ what is contained in them; but not to the Know-
ledge of the Persons to whom they are directed, nor

“ count of having (according to Order) treated with
" of the Persons named in them.

fome great Person, who seemed shy at first; but af-
“ terwards promised, “ When the King should appear

“ with a Strength, to do all in his Power: But that, as
“ The Committee, according to their Duty and the to the particular Service desired of him, he could
ri
“ Direction of the House, have attended upon the “ not promise it, because it might not be in his Power
Queen; and have laid before Her Majesty such Ex to perform it : That he would not give any Thing

planation of the Gibberish Letters as they have been “ under his Hand; nor make any Terms for him-
“ able to attain to the Knowledge of.

56 felf."
“ The Committee have also prevailed so far, at last,
as to gain a Consent to lay the General Account of

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Tempo- Report to be
the Substance of the Letters before the House; so ral in Parliament assembled, That the Report made this

as, in all other Points, the Terms insisted on before Day, from the Lords Committees appointed to examine “ be strictly observed.

into the Scotch Conspiracy, fall be taken into Confide

ration on Wednesday next, at Twelve a Clock; and all
“ The Committee are ready to lay that General Ac.. the Lords summoned to attend.
count before the House, if the House think fit.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Par- Adjourns
“ The Substance of the Gibberish Letters, as ex- liamentum continuandum effe usque ad & in diem Mar-
plained, is as followeth ; (vidclicet,)

tis, vicefimum primum diem instantis Martii, hora duo

decima Auroræ, Dominis fic decernentibus.

- June ist, 1703
“ The Letter to Lord 3. appears to be writ to a
" Person of great Quality in Scotland, in Answer to
“ fome Demands made by him; in which the Writer

gives an Account, “ That he had laid those Demands
“ before Monsieur De Torcy, who had acquainted the
French King therewith ; and that it was (after some
“* Dilliculties) agreed to, That not only Men and Arms
“ Mould be sent to them, but also the Sums of Money

demanded; which, if complied with, he expresses “ himself as fure of Success.” He gives also Direc" tions, “That the Ports frould be well surveyed, and “ fathomed; and presses to have a speedy Answer.”

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The Question was put, “ Whether this Bill thali “

pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative. Ordered, That the Commons have Notice, that the Lords have agreed to tlie said Bill; without any Amendment.

Epus. London.

Epus. Sarum. Epus. Norwic. Epus. Petrib. Epus. Oxon.

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and Recruits for put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “ An and Marines, “ Act for raising Recruits for the Land Forces and Ma-Bill : “ rines; and for dispensing with Part of the Ad for the « Encouragement and Increase of Shipping and Navi“gation, during the present War.”

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Herbert reported, “ That the Com"mittee of the whole House had gone through the " said Bill; and think it fit to pass, without any Amend* ment.”

Then, it being proposed, “ That a Rider be added Proposal for å

Rider to it; to

to the Bill, at the Third Reading thereof; and that " the said Bill should not be read a Third Time till « To-morrow :"

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes

fuerunt:

Ds. Custos Magni Epus. Duresme, &

Sigilli.

Ds. Bergevenny.
Crew.

Ds. Godolphin, The- Ds. Lawarr.
faurarius.

Ds. Ferrers.
Comes Pembroke, Ds.Wharton.
Præfes.

Ds. Paget.
Dux Buckingham, Ds. North & Grey:
Epus. Bangor.

C. P. S.

Ds. Grey W. Epus. Bath & Wells. Dux Devonshire, Se- Ds. Poulet.

nescallus.

Ds. Mohun.
Dux Somerset.

Ds. Byron.
Dux Northumberland. Ds. Culpeper.

Ds. Lucas.
Dux Bolton,
Dux Marlborough.

Ds. Rockinghami

Ds. Berkeley. Comes Lindsey, Mag- Ds. Osborne. nus Camerarius.

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

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

Ds. Lempster.
Comes Kent.

Ds. Weston.
Comes Derby,

Ds. Herbert.
Comes Bridgewater. Ds. Haversham.
Comes Denbigh.

Ds. Sommers.
Comes Manchester. Ds. Halifax.
Comes Rivers. Ds. Granville.
Comes Peterborow. Ds. Gernsey.
Comes Stamford.

Ds. Gower.
Comes Winchilsea.

Ds. Conway.
Comes Kingston.

Ds. Harvey:
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sunderland,
Comes Elex.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Berkeley
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Portland.
Comes Torrington.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes W'arrington.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Romney.
Comes Orford.
Viscount Townshend,

And Debate thereupon ;
The Question was put,

" Whetlier this House shall
“ be now adjourned?”
It was Resolved in the Negative.

Protest against di Difentientibus,

not adjourn. « STAVELL:

ing: 66 NOTTINGHAM,

ROCHESTER 66 GRANVILLE.

« DARTMOUTH. " H. LONDON.

" TORRINGTON. Gi Geo. Bath & W.

« HAVERSHAM, « Crewė.

GUILFORD.”

Hodie ze vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for “ raising Recruits for the Land Forces and Marines; and for dispensing with Part of the Act for the Encou“ ragement and Increase of Shipping and Navigation, * during the present War."

Then the Rider was offered, and read, as followeth; (videlicet,)

Provided also, and be it Enacted, That no Person Rider to the “ shall be obliged to serve as a Soldier, for the Pur- Bill rejected,

poses in this Act, without the Consent of the Church“ wardens and Overseers of the Poor, or the major “ Part of them, in the respective Parishes where the “ faid Soldiers are raised; which Consent to be signi“ fied to the said Justices of Peace, under the Hands of " the said Churchwardens, or Overseers.”

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Difentientibus,
66 WARRINGTON.

66 BOLTON.
TOWNSIIEND.

T. WHARTON. - SUNDERLAND.

COLEPEPER, « POULETT. NOTTINGHAM. ROCHESTER. 16 STAWELL, GRANVILLE. GERNSEY. H. LONDON. 66 SOMERS. TORRINGTON.

GEO. BATH & IV,

" DENBIGH.
66 ORFORD.
J. NORWICH GUILFORD.

CREWE.
K6 LEMPSTER,
ADINGDON,"

ORDERED,

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