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25,744 Men, for Guards and Garrisons, and other hi Majesty's Land-Forces in Great Britain, Guernsey, and Jersey for the Year 1735. See the Debate, Page 51.
On the zitt of February the House went again into Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Supply granted to his Majesty, when they came to severa Resolutions, which were on the 24th agreed to by the House and were as follows, viz.
That a Sum not exceeding t 215,7101. 6s. 5d. be granted his Majesty, for maintaining his Majesty's Forces and Gar risons in the Plantations, Minorca and Gibraltar, and for th Provisions for the Garrisons at Anapolis Royal, Canio, Pla centia and Gibraltar, for the Year 1735.
That a Sum, not exceeding 10,2731. is. 7d. be granted his Majelly, for defraying leveral extraordinary Expence and Services incurred Anno Dom. 1734, and not provided fo by Parliament.
That a Sum not exceeding 18,850l. gs. 20. be granted t his Majesty, upon Account, for Out-penfioners of Chelsea
Hospital, for the Year 1735. See Page 73. Malt-A&t On the 28th of February, his Majesty came to the Houl passed.
of Peers, and the Houle of Commons being sent for, h: Majetty was pleased to give the Royal Assent to the Bill entitled, An Act for continuing the Duties upon Mall, &c. i that Part of Great Britain called England; and for grantin to his Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, &c. in that Party Great Britain called Scotland, for the Service of the Yea
1735; and to one Naturalization-Bill. See Page 89. Other Votes On the 7th of March the House resolved itself into on the Supply Committee of the whole Houie, to consider further of Way
and Means for faifing the Supply granted to his Majelly and came to several Resolutions, which were next Da reported to the House, and are as follow :
That towards raising the Supply granted to his Majesty there be issued and applied the Sum of one Million, out i
Year 1735, on Account of the late War, in this Article of ou Army only, amourts to 182,2151. 185. 7d. to which we muj add an additional Expence in 1735, in the Article relating 4 the Forces in the Plantations, Gibraltar, &c. of 11,7131. gs. 2d. being in the whole 194,0291. 75.9.
+ By comparing the Sum granted by the first of these Refolu. tions, with the Sum granted for the fame Purposes in the preceding Session, our Readers will fee, that our additional Ex. pence upon this Article for the current Year, amounts to 11,7111.
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244, 2292 25anse cf the Alerits of the sute of Magias estreia Eags, without any Noapre in Be Peacoeers, or acy of the other persons Fazed; and io, attest teraz them, or calling them stare bin, gave forb a issary arasi, directed to all Fan waca it concerted, Civi Or Mitary, to search for, cand apprebend tbe Perices of the Petitioners and many sken
, to the Nomer of forty Bargefies and Inhabitants, streef beventeen were ading Maginates or Counsellors of "ebud Bargh, where ever they thoia be found in Scotland, to imprison them winia the Death Care Prison ; that : Warrant was lodged in the Hards sé Humphry Col. librer, one of the Alacent of Mefregers of the Court of 1. scary, without the Privity of any ter of the Judges of :: Court; and, as the Peritioners karte Reason to believe.
laid Andrew Fletcher order'd the ad Macer to take Breftions from Patrick Lindlay, Piercã of Edinburgh, as - toe Manner of execaring that Warrast; and fuch Direcreas were accordingly given, as the Pettioners have Rea*"to believe, in Writing: that this Warrant was accompa. o'y by an Order from Brigadier General Moyle, then aa
ing as Commander in chief of the Forces in Scotland, to the commanding Officer of <he Dragoons then quarter'd in Haddington, to afilt with his Dragoons in the Execution of the Warrant; that upon the 25th Day of the said Mooth of O&tober, the Petitioners were seized by the said Humphry Colquhoun ; and though the next sure Prison was that of Haddington itlelf, or that of North Berwick, and though the Petitioners desired either to be committed there, or to be carsy'd to Edinburgh, the Seat of the Courts of Justice, where they mighe apply for Redress; yet he told them, that his Orders were to carry them to the Prison of Dunbar, and no other, a Place twenty Miles diftant from Edinburgh, and eight Miles from Haddington, and three Miles further from Edin. burgh than North Berwick; and though the pretended Crime was bailable, and Alexander Hepburn, the Sheriff's Substi. tute, to whom the Petitioners apply'd, was by Law impow. ered, and willing to admit them to Bail, the faid Humphry Colquhoun told them, that he could not dismiss them upon Bail, his express Orders being to take no Bail, but to commit his Prisoners to the Prison of Dunbar ; where they were accordingly imprison'd from the 25th Day of O&ober, to the 27th of the said Month, till, by Warrant from the Hon. David Ereskine of Dun, another of the Judges of the said Courts of Justiciary and Session, the Petitioners were set at Liberty, and Execution of the Warrant was staid against the rest, upon Bail given by the Petitioners and them; and that since that Time no criminal Prosecution has been moved for, upon any of these pretended Crimes charg'd against the Petitioners or the rest ; that these Proceedings, as the Peti. tioners apprehend, and are advised, were utterly illegal and and oppressive on the Part of the said Andrew Fletcher of Miltoun, tending to destroy the personal Liberties of every Subje&t, the Freedom of the Royal Burghs, and of Consé. quence the Freedom of Election of Members to serve in Par. liament for such Burghs; and as the Petitioners can hope for no Redress but from the Juttice of Parliament; therefore praying the House to take the Premisses into Confideration, and to grant such Redress therein as may effectually prevent such Oppressions in Time coming, and as otherwise to the
House Thall seem meet. Motion and After this Petition was read, a Motion was made for referDivision there.ring it to a Committee of the whole House, upon which on.
there was a long Debate; but the Question being at last put, it was, upon a Division, carry'd in the Negative, by 197 to 155
Though this Petition relates to a private Affair, yet it is of such an extraordinary Nature, and has such a close Con
nection with the Freedom of our Government, and with the Liberty of the Subject, that we could not omit taking Notice of it, being of Opinion it will make a very remarkable Episode in the History of the present Age, and will certainly
contribute towards the Catastrophe, almost as much as any Su Incident that has lately happen'd: Besides, it gave Occasion,
we believe, to the following Motion, which was made on Friday following
That Part of an Act of the Parliament of Scotland in Motion relat1701, intitled, An AA for preventing wrongous Imprison- ing to wrongment, and against undue Delays in Trials, might be read ; ous Imprisonwhich being accordingly read, it was moved, * That Leave ment. • might be given to bring in a Bill for explaining and amend. • ing the faid Act ;' and the same being agreed to, Mr. Dundass, the Lord Polwarth, and Mr. Sandys, were ordered to bring it in.
O. Monday the 17th of March, the House resolv'd itself Votes on the again into a Committee of the whole House, to consider fur- Supply, ther of the Supply granted to his Majesty, when they resol. ved to grant his Majesty the following Sums, viz.
The Sum of 10,3931. 55. 11 d. to compleat the Sum of 81,568 1. 5 5. uid. for Services incurred by augmenting his Majesty's Forces, and in concerting such other Measures, as the Exigency of his Majesty's Affairs required. The Sum of 29,834!. 13 . 4.d. upon Account, for reduced Officers of is Majesty's Land Forces and Marines, for the Year 1735. The Sum of 3780 1. for paying off Pengons to the Widows
such ředuced Officers of his Majesty's Land Forces and arines, as dy'd upon the Establishment of Half-Pay in reat Britain, (and who were marry'd to them before the th of December 1716) for the Year 1735. The Sum of -7601. 3 s. 9 d. for the Charge of the Office of Ordnance Land-Service for the Year 1735. The Sum of 24,693 1.
6 d. for defraying the extraordinary Expence of the Ece of Ordnance for Land-Service, not provided for by jament. The Sum of 36,405 1. 15 s. 4 d. to make good Deficiency of the Grants for the Service of the Year . The Sum of 37,557 1. 13 s. 4 d. for making good Deficiency of the general Fund. The Sum of 198,9241. - d. for the Ordinary of the Navy (including Half. Pay a-Officers) for the Year 1735. The Sum of 10,000 1. ds the Support of the Royal Hospital at Greenwich. um of 10,000l. towards the Maintenance of the British and Settlements belonging to the Royal African Com. of England, on the Coalts of Africa. The Sum of
l. towards settling and securing the Coloney of GeorAmerica. The Sum of 4000 I. towards the Repair of
ing as Commander in chief of the Forces in Saw commanding Officer of&he Dragoons then qua. dington, to a fült with his Dragoons in the Exe Warrant; that upon the 25th Day of the t. O&tober, the Pevtioners were seized by the i. Colquhoun; and though the next sure Priso. Haddington itself, or that of North Berwick, a. Petitioners desired either to be committed there sy'd to Edinburgh, the Seat of the Courts of they might apply for Redress; yet he told 11 Orders were to carry them to the Prison of D other, a Place twenty Miles distant from Edinbu Miles from Haddington, and three Miles furth burgh than North Berwick; and though the pri was bailable, and Alexander Hepburn, the si tute, to whom the Petitioners apply'd, was by ered, and willing to admit them to Bail, the f Colquhoun told them, that he could not dismi Bail, his express Orders being to take no Bail, his Prisoners to the Prison of Dunbar ; where the dingly imprison'd from the 25th Day of C 27th of the said Month, till, by Warrant fro David Ereskine of Dun, another of the Judge Courts of Justiciary and Session, the Petition Liberty, and Execution of the Warrant was fti rest, upon Bail given by the Petitioners and th. fince that Time no criminal Prosecution has be upon any of these pretended Crimes charg'da titioners or the relt; that these Proceedings tioners apprehend, and are advised, were utte and oppressive on the Part of the said Andre Miltoun, tending to destroy the personal Libe Subject, the Freedom of the Royal Burghs, quence the Freedom of Election of Members to liament for such Burghs; and as the Petitioner no Redress but from the Justice of Parliam, praying the House to take the Premisses into and to grant such Redress therein as may effect such Oppressions in Time coming, and as of
House fhall seem meet. Motion and After this Petition was read, a Motion was ri Division chere, ring it to a Committee of the whole Houle on,
there was a long Debate; but the Question bei it was, upon a Division, carry'd in the Negati 155.
Though this Petition relates to a private A of such an extraordinary Nature, and has suc.