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Debate concerning the Number of Land-Forces for

the Year 1735,

Sir James Campbell call’d to Order, for reflecting on

Mr Erskine, on account of his Brother the Earl
of Mar's being concern'd in the Rebellion, Anno

1715)

Mr' Plumer's Motion for laying before the House

the King's Warrant for permitting Letters to pass

Post-free,

Sir William Wyndham's Motion for referring the Efi-

mates of the Navy for the Year 1735, to a select

Committee,

Mr Plumer's Motion for appointing a Committee to

inquire into the Post-Office, with the Debate

thereon,

Sir Walter Wagstaffe Bagot's Motion for a Clause

to be added to the Mutiny-Bill, reluting to the in-

listing of Soldiers, with the Debate thereon,

Mr Walpole's Motion for a Subsidy of 56,250 l. to

Denmark, with the Debate thereon,

Sir John Barnard moves for a Bill for restraining

the Number of Play- Houses ; with the Debate

thereon,

Mr Bramston's Motion for restraining the Counsel

from offering Evidence touching the Right of Elec-

tion for any Place, contrary to the last Determina-

tion of the House of Commons,

Debate thereon,

A Bill ordered to be brought in for limiting the Num-

ber of Officers in the House of Commons, upon Mr

Sandys's Motion,

The Resolutions of the Committee appointed to inquire

into the Complaints relating to the Post-Office ;

which are agreed to by the House,
Debate on a Motion for committing the Bill for li mit-

ing the Number of Officers in the House of Com-

IN911,

The King's Speech at putting an End to the First Sef-

ficil,

The Parlament prorogued,

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The Second Session of the Second Parliament

of King GEORGE II.

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HE Parliament meet January 15, 1735-36, 103

The King's Speech at opening the Second Session, ib.

Mr Stephen Fox's Motion for an Address of Thanks, 105

A Petition of Sir Rauland Winn, complaining of

an undue EleEtion for the County of York, 106

Ibe Commons Address of Thanks for his Majesly's

Speech,

107

His Majesty's Answer thereto,

108

Debate on a Petition complaining of an undue Election

for the County of Norfolk,

109

Debate on a Petition of John Neale, Esq; complaining

of an undue Election for Coventry,

A Petition of Anthony Chute, Esq; complaining of an

undue Election for Hampshire ; with the Debate

thereon,

114

A Petition of Richard Sheppard, Esq; complaining of

an undue Election for Southwark ; with the De-

bate thereon,

I15

Sir Charles Wager's Motion for 15,000 Men for the

Sea-Service for the Year 1736; with the Debate

thereon,

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Debate on Mr Pulteney's Motion for referring the

Eftimate of the Navy for the Year 1736 to a select

Committee,

Debate on a Motion, to address the King for å far-

ther Reduction of the Forces,

130

Mr Sandys's Motion for raising, within the rear,

the Supplies necesary for the current Service, 131

Debate on the said Motion,

133

Mr Heathcote voted duly elected for Southwark,

146

A Petition of the Justices of the Peace for Middlesex,

against the excessive Use of Spirituous Liquors, which

is referred to a Committee of the whole House, ib.

Four Resolutions of the said Committee thereupon; ib:

Which Resolutions are agreed to by the House, 147

Proceedings on the Petition of Sir Rowland Winn,

compleining of an undue Election for the County of

York,

ib.

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A Bill ordered in, for limiting the Number of Officers

in the House of Commons,

148

Second Debate on the Yorkshire Election,

ib.

Debate on a Motion fer enabling the King to borrow

600,000 I. at 3 l. per Cent. chargeable on the

Sinking Fund,

149

Farther Debate on the Yorkshire Election,

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A Petition of the Quakers for Relief, relating to

Tithes ; and a Bill ordered in accordingly, 152

Sir Joseph Jekyll's Motion for a Duty of 20 s. per

Galion to be laid on all Spirituous Liquors,

153

Mr Pulteney's Speech against the Motion,

ib.

Arguments in Behalf of the Motion,

157

The Motion for laying a Duty of 20's. per Gallon on

all Spirituous Liquors agreed to in the Grand Com-

mittee, who resolve also, That all Retailers thereof

Mall pay 50 l. yearly for a Licence,

159

Sir Robert Walpole moves, That the Committee might
fit again, to make good what Deficiencies might

happen in the Civil List, by the above Resolutions,
which is agreed to,

ib.
The House proceed farther on the contestea Election for

Yorksóire, and resolve, That Freeholders in the Ayn-

Jy have a Right to vote for Knights of the Shire, ib.

A Petition of the Druggists, &c. complaining of the

unequal Duties upon Tea, and the pernicious Prac-

tice of Smuggling,

160

Mr Plummer's Motion for repealing the Teft-Act, 161

Debate on the above Motion,

166

The Motion for repealing the Teft-Axt paffes in the

Negative,

172

Sir Robert Walpole's Proposals, that the Loss the Civil

Lijt might sustain by the Duties on Spirituous Li-
quors, might be made good by fome other Fund,
and all the Duties on Spirituous Liquors appropriat-

ed to the Sinking-Fund; with the Debate thereon, ib.

Two Refolutions in Purjuance thereof,

173

The Quaker's Bill ordered to be printed,

ib.
A Bill ordered to be brought in, relating to Spirituous
Liquors,

ib.
Debate on a Motion for an Account of the Produce of
the Excise, from 1716 to 1726,

ib.

Petitions from the Clergy against the Quakers Bill, 174

Sir Joseph Jekyll presents to the House the Bill against

Spirituous Liquor's ; which is twice read and com-

mitted,

174

The Bill for limiting the Number of Officers in the
Houfe dropt,

ib.
A Petition of the Traders to the British Sugar-Colo-

nies in America against the Bill relating to Spiri-
tuous Liquors ; with the Debate thereon,

ib.

A Petition of the Bristol Merchants against the Bill

relating to Spirituous Liquors ; and from the Liver-

pool Merchants to the fame Purpose,

178

Distillers enabled to follow any other Sort of Business

in any Corporation in England,

179

Fortber Debate concerning the Application of the Re-

venues arising by the Retailing of Spirituous Li-
quors,

ib.

Debate concerning what Sum should be granted to the

King for fupplying such Deficiency as should happen

in the Civil Lift by altering the Duties on Spiritu-

ous Liquors,

180

Argument for granting only 43,000 l. for that Pur-

poft,

181

Argument for granting 70,000 l. on that Account, 183

Fariber Arguments for granting no more than
43,000 1.

187

In a Committee of the whole House, 70,000 l. is vot-

ed, for making good the Deficiencies, that may hap-

pen in the Civil List, by the Bill relating to Spi-.

rituous Liquors,

193

Counsel beard for and against the Quakers Bill, ib.

Which is committed,

194

Debate upon the Report of the Resolution of the Com-

mittee for granting the above Sum of 70,000 l. ib.

Arguments against that Resolution,

ib.

Argument in Favour of the above Resolution of the

Committee,

199

Reply to the Arguments in Favour of the Resolutions of

ibe Committee,

202

The House resolve to agree with the Committee in

their Vote of 70,000 l. for the Civil Lifi, 208

A Clause offer'd for excepting Punch out of the Bill

relating to Spirituous Liquors,

209

Arguments in Favour of that Clause,

ib.

Arguments

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