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Upon reading the Petition of Sir Edward Smith and others, relating to Mr. Grijin's Bill :
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition fhall be, and is hereby, referred to the same Committee to whom the laid Bill stands committed.
To these Bills the Clerk of the Parliaments pro:
nounced the Royal Aflent in these Words; (via
cepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult.”
3. An Act to enable Thomas Pile Esquire and Eliverfus
Whereas Thursday next is appointed, for arguing the « zabeth Freke to make Leases for Lives of the Estate Tuder,
Errors upon the Writ of Error depending in this House, " of Thomas Freke, of lwerne Courtney, Esquire, dein Error.
wherein Charles Godolphin Esquire and Elizabeth his os ceased; as also the Son of George Pitt Esquire so to
do, when entitled, and in actual Poffeffion of the
" Premises; and that he may be enabled to make a Defendant, " That a farther Day may be appointed for
Jointure, upon any Woman he fall marry, out of hearing thereof, for that he hath not all his Evidence
" the same ; and for establishing a School in Iwerne
Courtney, and augmenting the Vicarage of Cerne
County of Devon, for the Payment of the Debts and
Legacies of Robert Hacche Esquire, deceased; and
“ for the Maintenance and Advancement of his DaughMessages from A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. H. C. with
" ters Portions.” Bills.
Gulston and others :
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, “ An Act for Sale 5. An A&t for confirining an Agreement between " of Part of the Estate of Edrward Baines Gentle “ the executors of Mofes Gould Esquire, deceased, and
man, for Discharge of a Mortgage thereupon, and “ his Relict, for Payınent of the Debts, and Main“ making Provision for his Daughters ;” to which they“ tenance of the Younger Children, of the faid Mojes desire the Concurrence of this House.
“ Gould ; and for settling other Part of his Eftate.”
« 6. An Act for Sale of the Estate of Daniel Drake A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr.
" Gentleman, decealed, for the Provision of his Widuw Gwyn and others :
“ and Children, according to his Will.”
enable the Right Honourable Fohn Lord Poulett and 7. An Act for naturalizing of Henry Bowman.”
To these Bills the Clerk of the Parliaments pro-
nounced the Royal Assent in these Words,
“ Soit fait come il est desiré.”.
Then Her Majesty was pleased to withdraw; and the
Commons went to their Houte.
The House was resumed.
Dominus Cuftos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Par-Adjourn. Queen present. Her Majesty, being seated on Her Royal Throne, liamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mer
adorned with Her Crown and Regal Ornaments, at- curii, decimuin feptimum diem inftantis Januarii, hora
presently, in the House of Peers.”
Who being come; their Speaker made a short Speech to Her Majelty, in relation to the Money Bills to be pafled.
Then the Clerk of the Parliaments took the said
Journals of the House of Lords.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
by this Bill; and that he could by no Means give his
Epus. Lich. & Cov: Epus. Norwic. Epus. Petrib.
ROCHESTER. BUCKINGHAM, C. P.S.
GUILFORD. « NOTTINGHAM.
" GRANVILLE. U CRAVEN.
Ds. Custos Magni
Comes Pembroke, P. Ds. North & Grey.
Dux Devonshire, Se- Ds. Grey IV. Epus. Eliens.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Berkeley Str:
Hodie ia vice lccta eft Billa, intituled,
" An Act to E. Baths “ enable William Henry Earl of Bathe, during his Mi- Bill.
nority, to execute the Power of making Leases of " his settled Eftate."
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear Counsel for the said Bill, on Thursday the Eighth Day of February next, at Eleven a Clock; as allo Counsel against the said Bill, at the same Time, if the Lord Granville think fit.
Hodie ja vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act to Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Par- Adjourn.
Bridgett Lady Poulett his Wife, with the Consent of decimum octavum diem instantis Januarii, hora un-
A Bill, intituled, “ An Act to enable William Henry
and a Debate arising thereupon:
D'E Jovis, 180 Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Ds. Custos Magni
Ds. Bergevenny. Ds. Godolphin, The Ds. Grey W. saurarius.
Ds. Craven. Comes Lindsey, Mag. Ds. Dartmouth.
nus Camerarius. Ds. Guilford. Comes Kent, Came Ds. Weston. rarius.
Ds. Herbert. Comes Huntingdon.
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on
Thursday the First Day of February next, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for
“An Act for Lifter's Bill. “the vesting certain Lands and Tenements, in or near the “ Parish of Heston, in the County of Middlx, being “ formerly the Estate of Mathew Lister Gentleman and “ Frances his Wife, and Timothy Whitfeild Gentleman and “ Mary his Wife, in Trustees, to be sold, for the Pur
poses in the Bill mentioned."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be referred to the Lords Committees above-named: Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet at the same Time and Place.
Baines's Bill, Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act før « Sale of Part of the Estate of Edward Baines Gentle“man, for Discharge of a Mortgage thereupon, and
making Provision for his Daughters.'
L. Poulett's Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta eft Billa, intituled, “ An Act to " enable the Right Honourable John Lord Poulett and
Bridget Lady Poulett his Wife, with the Consent of “ their Trustees, to sell their Shares and Interest of and “ in certain Manors and Lands in the County of Kent ; “ and to purchase other Lands or Hereditaments, of the “ like Value, to be settled to the same Uses.” ORDERED, That the Confideration of the said Bill be
committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)
Ds. Grey W.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Byron. Dux Newcastle. Epus. Bath &
Ds. Vaughan. Dux Marlborough. Well.
Ds. Herbert. Comes Huntinga
Ds. Halifax. don.
Ds. Granville, Comes Bridge
. Epus. Carliol.
Hodie za vice lecta ef Billa, intituled, “ An Act to Hinxman's “ enable Joseph Hinxman, of North-Hinton, in the
County of Southampton, Esquire, to sell some Estates in “ Andover in the said County; and for the settling other “ Estates in Christ-church Twyneham, in the said County, “ of a better Value, to the same Uses."
“War have proved deficient, whereby The Earl of Orford reported from the Lords Com
the said Debt has in Part arisen. mittees appointed to consider of the Books and Papers
d. delivered into this House from the Commiflioners of the
« The Committee do further obAdmiralty, as followeth ; (videlicet,)
“ ferve, that, by the Books delivered “ The Committee appointed, by Order of the House" to the House by the Lord Trea" of the 14th of November last, to consider of “ surer, it appears, Provision was made
' by Parliament, that a Number of " the Books and Papers delivered into the House “ from the Admiralty-office, and to report from “ Men, not exceeding 40,000, inclu- } 331,507 1 2 " Time to Time their Opinions thereupon ; in “ ding 5000 Marines, should be * Pursuance of the said Order, have met several “ employed for the Service of the “ Times; and have perused and confidered the “ Year 1704 ; and there was ap“ Books and Papers to them referred ; and have pointed, for Payment of Wages for " agreed to report to your Lordships some Ob " the said Men, the Sum of “ fervations, which they have made thereupon :
“ The Charge of Wages for that £ s. d.
“ Year, by the Navy Accompes, 651,963 00 “ It appears to them, by the Ac.)
amounts to the Sum of compts of the Navy, that the 6,559,127 12 2
Charge of the Navy, for the Three “ last Years, amounts to the Sum of
“ The Committee observe, that the Sum of £.651,963,
“is the Wages of only 33,434 Seamen; so chat 1566 “ By the Books deli vered into the
“ Seamen were wanting, to make up the Number of “ House by the Lord Treasurer (and
35,000, who ought to have been employed at Sea, at which were also referred to the
“ belides the 5000 Marines that were to make up the Committee), it appears that the
40,000 Men. “ Provision made by Parliament for >6,194,149 17 81
" The Committee do also observe to your Lordships, 6 the Service of the Navy, for the
" that there are Ten Flags in Sea Pay; videlicet, " said Three Years, amounted to
“ Three Admirals, Three Vice Admirals, and Four " the Sum of
" Rear Admirals; and that Three of these are not in
" their Pofts. “ So that the Charge of the Navy is within that Time has exceeded what
364,977 14 57
Mr. Churchill, Admiral of the Blue, has not been at “ was given by the Parliament, the
“ Sea in any Year of this War. 66 Sum of
“ Mr. Grayden, Vice Admiral of the Red, has been a
6 shore this last Year. " The Committee do also ob
And Sir to serve, that whereas the said Books,
Wishart (though a Rear Admiral) “ delivered in to the House by the
“ has been this Year Captain to the Admiral of the Fleet. i Lord Treasurer, do thew that the 6,194,149 17
“ There are Two Rear Admirals of the Red, and Two « Provision made by Parliament, for
6. Rear Admirals of the Blue, but no Vice Admiral of of the said Three Years, amounted
“ the White ; which seems to be very irregular, and to " (as aforesaid) to the Sum of
“ be done in Favour of Mr. Grayden, to continue him in
“ the Service; although this House had voted, “ That his " And it does appear, by the AC-)
“ Behaviour, in letting the Four French Ships escape, “ compts of the Navy, that there
was a Prejudice to the Queen's Service, and a great " has been issued to the Use of the 5,420,700 11 I “ Dishonour to the Nation; and that his Proceedings in “ Navy, during the Three Years,
“ Jamaica had been a great Discouragement to the Inha66 the Sum of
“ bitants of that Iand, and prejudicial to the Queen's
“ Service ;" and thereupon this House, on the 29th of “ So that there has been received
“ March last, made an humble Address to Her Majesty, " for the Use of the Navy, short of
6 " That the said Greydon might not be employed any “ the Proportion allotted to that Ser
“ more in Her Majesty's Service.” “ vice by Parliament, the Sum of
“ The Committee think, that this Method, by which the
“ inferior Flags are not suffered to rise, is a great Hardship “ The Committee do also ob. " serve, that the Debt of the Navy
“ to them, and a Prejudice to the Service. " at Michaelmas 1704, as it appears $2,266,864 17 10 “ They also take Leave to observe to your Lordships, “ by the Navy Accompts, amounted
" that it appears by the Navy Books in the Year 1697, 6 to the Sum of
“ (the last Year of the last War) the Pensions amounted
“ only to £: 7077; and that the Pensions in the Year “ The Debt of the Navy at Mi-)
“ 1704, as also the Estimate of the Penfions for the Year a chaelmas 1702, as it appears by 1,016,767 3 9)
“ 1705, amount to £18,011. “ the Navy Accompts, amounted u to the Sum of
. S. d. " So that the Debt of the Navy,
« The ancient Fee to the Counsel
" of the Navy was, per Annum, o in Two Years Time, is increased >1,250,097 14.I the Sum of
« To which is added more, for < But the Committee observe,
« his Yearly Fee, " that, by the Books delivered into “ the House by the Lord Treasurer,
“Mr. Ettrick, Adiftant to the “ it appears that the Funds given by
“ Counsel of the Navy, (which Em" Parliament for the Service of the
“ployment is wholly new, and though
400 000 “ only Aliftant) the Annual Sum of
“ Sir Cba. Hedges, as President and Judge of the Admiralty, per Annum, “ And also Sir Cha. Hedges, as Judge of the Admiralty, per An. num,
“ Sir John Munden (though Her Majesty, upon Consideration of the “ Circumstances relating to the Ex
pedition to Corunna, had been
pleased to determine that he had “ not done his Duty, and that She « did not think fit to continue him “ in Her Service, and declared Her « Pleasure that he should be imme“ diately discharged from his Post “ and Command in the Navy) is paid
upon a Calculation, all of them together have not done “ the Duty of Three Cruizing Ships kept constantly on " the Service Fourteen Months.
“ Besides, several of these Cruizers seem to be ill-cho“ fen, and to be improper Ships for that Purpole, some “ of them being the worst Sailers in the Fleet.
“ The Committee take Notice, that the Numberof “ Ships that have been at any Time employed for the - Ten Monchs as Cruizers do not exceed Twenty-two, “ and for Home Convoys Seven.
“ Whereas, in the late War, the Parliament judged it “ necessary that there should be employed, for Protection “ of Trade, belides the main Fleet and Foreign Convoys, « Rate.
“ The Committee do observe to your Lordships, that “ The Committee beg Leave to take Notice, that if « in the Navy Books is put down, as paid to the Prince's “ the 1566 Seamer., wanting to complete the Number of “ Council, £. 7000; whereas, in the Year 1702, it ap 40,000 given by Parliament, had been employed, there pears, they were only Four in Number; in the Year
might have been more at Sea, for the Protection of the 1703, Five; in the Year 1704, Six; and it does not “ Trade and annoying the Enemy, Ten Ships, of the “ appear that more than £. 1000. apiece was paid to “ 4th, 5th, and 6th Rates. " them, nor what is become of the reit of the £. 7000. "a Year.
“Upon the whole Matter, they humbly observe, that
“ the Number of Men designed for the Sea Service have “ The Committee do also observe, that Mr. Churchillos
“not been employed; and, notwithstanding, the Debt of “ Appointments from the Navy are, as Prince's Council,
“ the Navy is considerably increased. £. 1000; for Penfion, £. 500; as Admiral of the Blue, " That the Number of Flag Officers is more than
£. 1277. 10 s.; and for Table-money (though not at “ usual; some of them in Sea Pay though remaining “ Sea), £. 365.; in the Whole, £. 3442. 10 s.
“ ashore from their Duty, and some kept in Pay who
“ have notoriously misbehaved themselves. “ The Committee have also carefully inspected the
“ That the Pensions are considerably increased, some “ Cruizing Book ; and (though the same be kept con
" of which seem irregular and altogether unnecessary; and fusedly) they have drawn out a Scheme of the Number “ of Ships, and the Time for which the same have been
upon this Head, the Committee think it their Duty
to inform the House, that they have had Information, employed in Cruizing, or as Convoys for the Protec
" that the Pension of Admiral Nevil's Widow, which « tion of Trade ; which Scheme they have annexed to “ this Report, and desire your Lordships will be pleased
“ is set down in the Navy Books as continuing, has not “ to be referred to it.
“ been paid for Two Years past.
“ And lastly, it does seem to the Committee, that the “ In that Scheme, all the Days are set down that can « Coast and Channel have been very ill and weakly guar. " be found when any of these Ships were cruizing; and, “ ded, and the Trade not sufficiently protected.”