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The Clause offer'd for excepting Punch out of the Bill
relating to Spirituous Liquors is rejected,
Debate on a Bill to prevent Smuggling,
Debate on an Amendment made by the Lords,
The Lord Chancellor's Speech, in the Name of
Debate on the Number of Land-Forces for the Year
Sir John Barnard's Motion for enabling the King to
raife Money by Sale of Annuities for Years, or
ate on a Bill
, intitled, An Act to disable Alex-
's-Speech at putting an End to the Third
Directions to the Bookbinder.
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AGE 235, Line 26, read proceeded. P. 239, L. 6, read Sir Williari
MINUTES, &c. of the Fifth SESSION ;
by way of Introduction to, and Illustration
February 1. 1731. !
TIS Majesty came to the House of Peets, and opened the
The 5th The House resolved that a Supply be granted his
The 6th. Ordered divers Estimates of Accounts to be laid
Resoived, that His Majesty be addressed for several Me- 'Address for inorials, Petitions, &c. fince the Treaty of Seville, relating to Memorials,Pea
titions, any Lolies sustained by his Majesty's Subjects by Depreda- since the Treafons committed by the Spaniards, &c. to be laid before them, ty of Seville. which have not already been laid before this House.
A Motion was made, and the Question put, that his Majesty A Motion for be addresfed to lay Admiral Haddock's Inftructions before Admiral Hada them, it passed in the Negative, on a Division, Ayes 113, dock's InstrucNoes 183, See the Debate page 359. &c. After which it
led. moved that several Papers relating to Spanish Captures be laid before them, which passed in the Negative : Ayes 120, Noes 200. See the Debate, page 369. &c.
The izth. The House agreed to the Report of Yesterday's
Refolved, that a Sum not exceeding 41. per Man per
The 14th. In a Committee on the Supply came to the
Re olved. That 17704 Men be granted for Land Forces for the Service of the Year 1939. On a Division : Ayes 253, Noes 183*. See the Debate, page 403. &c.
That 647,5491. 11 s. 3d, be granted for maintaining them.
The Minority proposed 12000 Men only.
That 228,0621, be granted for the Garrisons of Minorca, Gibraltar, Georgia, &c.
That 27,172 I. be granted for Out-Pensioners of ChelseaHospital.
That 5041 1. be granted, for defraying several extraordi. nary Expences incurred in 1738, and not provided for by Parliament.
The 20th. Read a third time, and passed the Malt-Bill.
The 23d. Read a second time, the Bill for punishing Rogues, Vagabonds, &c. and for the Relief of Lunatics, and Foundling Children.
Received a Petition from the Weft-India Merchants, trading to America, and another Petition from the Merchants of Bristol : See Page 417.
After Debate, Ordered that the Petitioners be heard by themselves, (not by Counsel) on two Divisions ; Ayes 237, 242, Noes 208, 297.
The 26th. Received Petitions relating to Westminster. Abbey, St. Margaret's Church, the African Company, and
the Colony of Georgia. Glassmakers
The 28th. Received a Petition from several Glassmakers, &c. Petition. Brewers, Sugarboilers, Smiths, Dyers, &c. Consumers of
Coals, complaining of the Abuses and Frauds in enhancing the Price, and praying Relief.
Referred to the Consideration of a Committee of the whole House.
March 5. Received a Petition from the Merchants of Edinburgh, expressing their Dissatisfaction to the Convention.
Referred to the Committee on the Convention.
The 6th. In a grand Committee, took the Convention into Consideration, and several Merchants were called in, and examined, relating to their Loffes sustained by the Spaniards ; Captain Vaughan, and Captain * Copithorne were also examined relating to their Losses and cruel Usage.
The * The Case of Richard Copithorne, fole Owner and Mafte:
of the Ship Betty Galley, Burthen 150 Tons; relating to his being taken by the Spaniards, and the Losses sustained by himlelf and the Freighters thereby; humbled addressed to the Honourable the House of Commons,
This Ship having been taken in Europe near twelve Years ago, and the Sufferers gone they all the Formalities of making · good their Claim for the Loss thereof, both here, pursuant to