House of Lords Journal Volume 32
March 1768

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DIE Martis, 1o Martii 1768.
York, &c. Road Bill. Selkirk Roads Bill. Abingdon, &c. Roads Bill. Reading, &c. Road Bill. Willoughton Enclosure Bill. La Forest's Naturalization Bill. Shire-house in Hertford, Bill. City of London Paving Bill. Littleover Enclosure Bill. Lilley Enclosure Bill. Normanton Enclosure Bill. Chippenham, &c. Road Bill. East Ayton Enclosure Bill. Duchy of Cornwall Leases Bill. Whale Fishery Bill. Exchequer Loans Bill. Militia Pay Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills. Report of Committee of Privileges on Peers Pedigrees. La Forest's Nat. Bill. Message to H. C. with it. Norwich Playhouse Bill. Adjourn. DIE Mercurii, 2o Martii 1768.
Sir John Gordon against L. Ellibank. Cause remitted back to the Court of Session. City of London Paving Bill. Chippenham Roads Bill. Norwich Playhouse Bill. Normanton Common Bill. Littleover Common Bill. East Ayton Common Bill. Hertford Shire-house Bill. Burton Joyce Common Bill. York, &c. Roads Bill. Selkirk Road Bill. Abingdon, &c. Road Bill. Reading; &c. Road Bill. Willoughton Enclosure Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Five preceding Bills. Duchy of Cornwall Leases Bill. Whale Fishery Bill. Lottery Bill. Penalties and Forfeitures in America, for the more easy Recovery of, Bill. For reducing the Duties on Foul Salt, Bill. Sinking Fund Bill. Gresham College Bill. For redeeming Annuities, &c. Bill. Epperstone Enclosure Bill. For permitting the Exportation of certain Quantities of Malt, Bill. Lakenheath and Brandon Drainage Bill. Message from H. C. to return Mr. FitzGerald's Exemplification Bill. City of London Paving; &c. Bill: Chippenham, &c. Road Bill: Littleover Enclosure Bill: Fast Ayton Enclosure Bill: Normanton Enclosure Bill: Duchy of Cornwall Leass Whale Fishers Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Seven preceding Bills. Writs of Error: Myles against Parsons. Linnell a against Smith et al. Ogle against Webbe. Snainton Enclosure Bill, The King's Consent signified to it. Lewis against Burslem Snainton Enclosure Bill. Cholmondeley et al against Attorney General, et al Petition to revive Appeal. Adjourn. DIE Jovis, 3o Martii 1768.
Shire-house in Hertford Bill. Lilley and Offley Enclosure Bill. Norwich Playhouse Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Epperstone Enclosure Bill. Lakenheath and Brandon Drainage Bill. Burton Joyce and Bulcoate Enclosure Bill: Message to H. C. with Amendments to it. Lottery, &c. Bill. Penalties and Forfeitures in America, for the more easy Recovery of Bill. Sinking Fund Bill. For permitting the Exportation of certain Quantities of Malt, Bill. For redeeming Annuities granted on Wines, &c Bill. Reducing Duties on foul Salt, &c. Bill Gresham College Bill. Ogle against Webbe. Myles against Parsons. Linnell against Smith and Nash, Plaintiffs to assign Errors on a short Day. Webbe against Bowes: Writ of Error Nonpross'd with Costs. Message from H. C. to return Edwardes's Bill, with Amendments. Dunbar Water Bill. North Burton Enclosure Bill. Shire-House In Hertford, Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lord have agreed to it. Portsmouth Streets Paving Bill. Lilley and Offley Enclosure Bill: Message to H. C. with an Amendment to it. Wavertree Enclosure Bill. Adjourn. DIE Veneris, 4o Martii 1768.
Ogilvie against Skene and Douglas: Interlocutors reversed. Spencer against Skene and Douglas: Interlocutors reversed. Allardyce against Douglas and Hunter. Interlocutors reversed. Smith against Douglas and Wedderburn: Interlocutors reversed. Renny against Douglas and Miln. Interlocutors reversed. Mudie against Ogilvie and Douglas. Interlocutors reversed. Steward against Skene and Miln: Interlocutors reversed. Bruce against Ogilvie and Douglas: Interlocutors reversed. Ogilvie against Skene and Hunter: Interlocutors reversed. Mollison against Skene and Wedderburn: Interlocutors reversed. Johnstone against Skene and Miln: Interlocutors reversed. Aikman against skene and Wedderburn: Interlocutors reversed. Kyd against Ogilvie and Skene: Interlocutors reversed. For permitting the Exportation of certain Quantities of Malt, Bill. Stockport Chapel Bill. Dunbar Water Bill. Lakenheath and Brandon Drainage Bill. Epperstone Enclosure Bill. Portsmouth, Paving Bill. Wavertree Enclosure Bill. North Burton Enclosure Bill. Horncastle Enclosure Bill. Labradore Fishery Bill. Leakage of Wines Bill. Sinking Fund Bill. Lottery Bill. Penalties and forfeitures in America, for the more easy Recovery of, Bill. For redeeming Annuities granted on Wines, &c. Bill: Reducing Duties on foul Salt, &c. Bill. For permitting the Exportation of certain Quantities of Malt, Bill: Lakenheath and Brandon Drainage Bill: Epperstone Enclosure Bill: Stockport Chapel Bill: Dunbar Water Bill: Penalties in America, for the more easy Recovery of, Bill: For redeeming Annuities granted on Wines Bill. Reducing Duties on foul Salt &c. Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Eight preceding Bills. Leakage of Wines, &c Bill. Labradore Fishery Bill. Petition of Mr. Langley against the Snainton Enclosure Bill. Gresham College Bill. Report of Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital delivered. Adjourn. DIE Lunae, 7o Martii 1768.
Message from H. C. to return Lilley and Offley Enclosure Bill: and E. Sandwich's Estate Bill: and Drake's Bill: and Shipton upon Charwell Enclosure Bill. and Joliff's Bill. Horncastle Enclosure Bill. Message From H C. to return Burton Joyce and Bulcoate Enclosure Bill. Portsmouth Paving Bill. North Burton Enclosure Bill. Wavertree Enclosure Bill. Snainton Enclosure Bill. Dalrymple against M'Kye and Crawfurd. Bruce against M'Kye and Crawfurd. Houston against M'Kye and Crawfurd. Clark against M'Kye and Crawfurd. Interlocutors reversed. Portsmouth Paving Bill: Wavertree Enclosure Bill: North Burton Enclosure Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills: Snainton Enclosure Bill: Message to H. C. with an Amendment to it. Leakage of Wines, &e. Bill: Labradore Fishery Bill: Leakage of Wines, &c. Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Report of Committee on Geddie's Appeal. L. Cathcart takes the Oaths. Adjourn. DIE Martis, 8o Martii 1768.
Horncastle Enclosure Bill. Message from H. C. to return Nedham's Bill: and Vice Treasurers of Ireland Bill. Bills passed by Commission. Horncastle Enclosure Bill. Message to H. C that the Lords have agreed to it. Ogle against Webbe. Myles against Parsons. Writs of Error non-pros'd with Costs. Message from H. C. to return Fitzroy's Bill. Douglas et al. against D. Hamilton et al. Lottery Bill: Sinking Fund Bill. Message to H. C that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills. Message from H. C. to return La Forest's Naturalization Bill. and Mr. Yorke's Bill: and E. Harrington's Estate Bill. and Hawkins's Bill; and Sir Thomas Gage's Estate: and Cotton's Bill; and Wright's Bill. Gresham College Bill. Winchester et al against Strode et Ux Gresham College Bill. Message to H C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Message from H. C. to return Waring's Bill; and Lord Bolingbroke's DivorceBill; and E. Pomfret's Estate Bill; and E. Ferrers Estate Bill, with Amendments; and Snainton Enclosure Bill, with Amendments agreed to; and Daly's Divorce Bill. Report of Peers Pedigrees. Adjourn. DIE Jovis, 10o Martii 1768.
King present. Bills passed. His Majesty's Speech. Parliament prorogued. Footnotes

DIE Martis, 1o Martii 1768.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius. Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Elien. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Wigorn. Dux Grafton. Ds. Willoughby Tar.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Bedford. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Asaphen. Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Ducie.
Epus, Sarum. Comes Suffolk. Ds. Monson.
Epus. Bristol. Comes Winchelsea. Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Carliol. Comes Shaftesbury. Ds. Sandys.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Plimouth. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Cholmondeley. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Moreton. Ds. Sandes.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Marchmont. Ds. Boston.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

York, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for amending and widening the Roads from the City of York to the Top of Oswaldkirk Bank, and from the said Road in Sutton Fields, through Craike towards Oulston, to the Extent of the Lordship of Craike in the County of York” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Selkirk Roads Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing several Roads leading through the County of Selkirk;” was committed.

Abingdon, &c. Roads Bill.

The Lord Delamer made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from The Mayor's Stone in Abingdon in the County of Berks, through Cumner, to the ancient Horse Road at Swinford in the said County;” was committed.

Reading, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Delamer also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing, widening, turning, and altering the Road leading from Reading in the County of Berks, through Henley in the County of Oxford; and Great Marlow, Chipping Wycombe, Agmondesham, and Cheynes, in the County of Bucks; and Rickmansworth, Watford, and Saint Albans, to Hatfield, in the County of Hertford; and also the Road leading out of the said Road at Marlow, over Great Marlow Bridge through Bysham, to or near the Thirty-mile Stone in the Turnpike Road leading from Maidenhead to Reading;” was committed.

Willoughton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Delamer also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Willoughton, in the County of Lincoln,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

La Forest's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Delamer also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Lawrence La Forest,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Shire-house in Hertford, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Byde and others:

With a Bill intituled, “An Act for taking down, the present Shire-house in the Market Place of the Town of Hertford in the County of Hertford, and for building a new one, on a more extensive and commodious Plan, in the Market Place of the said Town;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the first Time.

City of London Paving Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the better paving, cleansing, and enlightening the City of London, and the Liberties thereof, and for preventing Obstructions and Annoyances within the same, and for other Purposes therein mentioned; and for repealing an Act, made in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for those Purposes.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following:

Ld. President. L. Bp. London. L. Botetourt.
D. Grafton. L. Bp. Worcester. L. Willoughby Par.
D. Bedford. L. Bp. Chichester. L. Delamer.
D. Bridgewater. L. Bp. St. Davids. L. Sandys.
E. Suffolk. L. Hyde.
E. Winchelsea. L. Scarsdale.
E. Shaftesbury. L. Boston.
E. Litchfield.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Morton.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Radnor.
V. Weymouth.
V. Wentworth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet Tomorrow at Ten o'Clock in the forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Littleover Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons, Waste Grounds, Open Fields, Common Meadows, and Common Pastures, in the Liberty of Littleover, within the Parish of Mickleover, in the County of Derby.

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Lilley Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parishes of Lilley and Ossley, in the County of Hertford, except a certain Sheep Down, commonly called Lilley Hoo, in the Parish of Lilley, and certain Lands, Part of the said Common Fields, lying South-east of West Lane End, the Mill House, and Cold's Cross, and North-east of the Town of Ossley.

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Thursday next, at the usual time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Normanton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Common Meadows, and Common Pastures, in the Parish of Normanton next Derby, in the County of Derby.

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet Tomorrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Chippenham, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Terms of several Acts, made in the Thirteenth Year of King George the First, and in the Seventh and Thirty-second Years of His late Majesty, for repairing several Roads leading from and through Chippenham, and from Chippenham Bridge, in the County of Wilts; and for amending the said Acts, and reducing them into one Act of Parliament.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the same Day, at the same Place and to adjourn as they please.

East Ayton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Commons and Town Fields, within the Township of East Ayton in the Parish of Seamer, in the County of York.

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the. Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the same Day, at the same Place and to adjourn as they please.

Duchy of Cornwall Leases Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable His Majesty to make Leases, Copies, and Grants of Offices, Lands, and Hereditaments, Parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, or annexed to the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill Tomorrow.

Whale Fishery Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the further continuing several Acts of Parliament made for the Encouragement of the Whale Fishery carried on by His Majesty's Subjects.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill Tomorrow.

Exchequer Loans Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and sixty-eight.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Militia Pay Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for Militia Pay defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of Bill the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and sixty-eight.”

The Question Was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was resolved in the Affirmative

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Anguish and Mr. Greaves:

To acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the said Bills without any Amendment.

Report of Committee of Privileges on Peers Pedigrees.

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees for Privileges, to whom it was referred to consider of the Pedigrees of the Earl of Doncaster, the Earl of Tankerville, the Lord Viscount Montague, the Earl of Shaftesbury the Earl of Radnor, the Earl Brooke and Earl of Warwick, the Lord King, the Lord Digby, and the Lord Viscount Courtenay: “That the Committee had met, and received the Pedigrees of the Earl of Shaftesbury, the Earl of Tankerville, the Earl of Radnor, the Lord Viscount Montague, and the Lord King, and examined the Heralds upon Oath thereto at the Bar, who have fully verified the same, together with the Proofs thereof, except the Proof of the Marriage of the Lord Viscount Montague's Father, and of the Birth of Mary Browne and [] Browne, his present Lordship's Sister and Brother; but on account of the Notoriety of Facts, and the Circumstances of the Religion of his present Lordship's Parents, the same were admitted; and that the said Lords have respectively signed and certified the same to be true, to the best of their Knowledge, Information, and Belief, upon their Honour, pursuant to the Orders of this House.”

La Forest's Nat. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Lawrence La Forest.

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereto.

Norwich Playhouse Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for licensing a Playhouse within the City of Norwich:

The said Bill was accordingly read the Second Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet Tomorrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, secundum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 2o Martii 1768.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius. Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Roffen. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Wycombe, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Dux Grafton. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Gordon. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Atholl. Ds. Delamer.
Dux Portland. Ds. Sandys.
Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Mansfield.
Dux Northumberland. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Marchmont. Ds. Boston.
Comes Powis.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Weymouth.

PRAYERS.

Sir John Gordon against L. Ellibank.

This Day being appointed for hearing the Cause upon the Petition and Appeal of Sir John Gordon of Invergordon, Baronet, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 23d of June and 31st of July 1767; and of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 28th and 28th of July and 11th of August 1767; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, or that the Appellant might have such Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;” as also upon the Answer of Patrick Lord Ellibank, and others, put in to the said Appeal.

Counsel were accordingly called in:

And the Counsel for the Respondents objected, That the Three Actions brought in this Cause are incompetent for the Relief thereby prayed.”

And the Counsel on both Sides having been heard upon the said Objections, and being withdrawn; and it having been strongly objected, That the Three Actions brought in this Cause are incompetent for the Relief thereby prayed at the Instance of the Appellant against the Respondents, and do not lie; and the said Objection having been argued upon Points of great Consequence, and the Court of Session having given no Opinion upon such Points:

Cause remitted back to the Court of Session.

It is therefore Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Cause be remitted back to the said Court of Session in Scotland; but without Prejudice to the Merits, if the Actions should be found to lie.

City of London Paving Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better paving, cleansing, and enlightening the City of London and the Liberties thereof, and for preventing Obstructions and Annoyances within the same, and for other Purposes therein mentioned; and for repealing an Act made in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign for those Purposes,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Chippenham Roads Bill.

The Lord Delamer made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Terms of several Acts made in the Thirteenth Year of King George the First, and in the Seventeenth and Thirty-second Years of His late Majesty, for repairing several Roads leading from and through Chippenham, and from Chippenham Bridge, in the County of Wilts; and for amending the said Acts, and reducing them into One Act of Parliament,” was committed.

Norwich Playhouse Bill.

The Lord Delamer also made the like Report from Norwich the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for licensing a Playhouse within the City of “Norwich,” was committed.

Normanton Common Bill.

The Lord Delamer also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Common Meadows, and Common Pastures, in the Parish of Normanton next Derby, in the County of Derby, was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Littleover Common Bill.

The Lord Delamer also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons, Waste Grounds, Open Fields, Common Meadows, and Common Pastures, in the Liberty of Littleover, within the Parish of Mickleover, in the County of Derby,” was committed.

East Ayton Common Bill.

The Lord Delamer also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Commons and Town Fields, within the Township of East Ayton, in the Parish of Seamer, in the County of York” was committed.

Hertford Shire-house Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for taking down the present Shire-house, in the Marketplace of the Town of Hertford, in the County of Hertford, and for building a new One, on a more extensive and commodious Plan, in the Marketplace of the said Town.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following:

Ld. President. L. Bp. Durham. L. Willoughby Par.
D. Grafton. L. Bp. Rochester. L. Delamer.
D. Gordon. L. Bp. Worcester. L. Sandys.
D. Atholl. L. Bp. St. Davids. L. Lyttelton.
D. Portland. L. Scarsdale.
D. Bridgewater. L. Boston.
D. Northumberland.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Powis.
E. Ilchester.
E. Radnor.
V. Weymouth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet Tomorrow, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Burton Joyce Common Bill.

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands, within the Parish and Liberties of Burton Joyce and Bulcoate, in the County of Nottingham,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto:”

Which Amendments being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed, to by the House.

York, &c. Roads Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for amending and widening the Road from the City of York to the Top of Oswaldkirk Bank, and from the said Road in Sutton Field, through Craike towards Oulston, to the Extent of the Lordship of Craike, in the County of York.

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Selkirk Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing several Roads leading through the County of Selkirk.

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Abingdon, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Mayor's Stone in Abingdon, in the County of Berks, through Cumner, to the ancient Horse Road at Swinford, in the said County.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Reading; &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing, widening, turning, and altering, the Road leading from Reading, in the County of Berks, through Henley; in the County of Oxford, and Great Marlow, Chipping Wycombe, Agmondesham, and Cheynes, in the County of Bucks; and Rickmansworth, Watford, and Saint Albans, to Hatfield, in the County of Hertford; and also the Road leading out of the said Road at Marlow, over Great Marlow Bridge through Bysham, to or near the Thirty-mile Stone in the Turnpike Road leading from Maidenhead to Reading.

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Willoughton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Willoughton in the County of Lincoln.

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Five preceding Bills.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Anguish and Mr. Graves:

To acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the said Bills without any Amendment.

Duchy of Cornwall Leases Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable His Majesty to make Leases, Copies, and Grants of Offices, Lands, and Hereditaments, Parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, or annexed to the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

Aftersome Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Delamer reported from the Committee, “That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Whale Fishery Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the further continuing several Acts of Parliament made for the Encouragement of the Whale Fishery carried on by His Majesty's Subjects.”

Aftersome Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Delamer reported from the Committee, “That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Lottery Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Cooper and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by way of Annuities, and a Lottery, attended with Annuities, to be charged on the Sinking Fund; and for carrying certain Duties on Wines, and on Cyder and Perry, granted by Two Acts of the Third and Sixth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, to the said Fund;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Penalties and Forfeitures in America, for the more easy Recovery of, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Cooper and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more easy and effectual Recovery of the Penalties and Forfeitures inflicted by the Acts of Parliament relating to the Trade or Revenues of the British Colonies and Plantations in America;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

For reducing the Duties on Foul Salt, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Cooper and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for reducing the Duties on Foul Salt, to be used for Manure; for altering the Stamp-duties on certain Policies of Assurance; for amending so much of an Act made in the Thirty-third Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, as relates to the Allowance of the Duties of Customs, and exempting from the Duties of Excise such Rum or Spirits of the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture, of the British Sugar Plantations in America, as shall be exported from this Kingdom; for better securing the Excise Duties upon Foreign Liquors imported; for repealing a Clause in an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, prohibiting the Sale of condemned Tea for Home Consumption; for amending such Parts of Two Acts made in the Sixth and Seventh Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relate to the depositing in the Warehouses belonging to the Custom-house at London, foreign wrought Silks and Velvets, and Cambricks, and French Lawns, upon the Seizure thereof;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sinking Fund Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Cooper and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund; and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and sixty-eight; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Gresham College Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Paterson and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for carrying into Execution an Agreement made between the Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London, and the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the said City, and Stamp Brooksbank Esquire, Secretary to the Commissioners of His Majesty's Revenue of Excise, for the Purchase of Gresham College, and the Ground and Buildings thereunto belonging; and for vesting the same unalienably in the Crown, for the Purpose of erecting and building an Excise Office there; and for enabling the Lecturers of the said College to marry, notwithstanding any Restriction contained in the Will of Sir Thomas Gresham Knight, deceased;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

For redeeming Annuities, &c. Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Paterson and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for redeeming the Remainder of the joint Stock of Annuities established by an Act made in the Third Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional Duties upon Wines imported into this Kingdom, and certain Duties upon all Cyder and Perry; and for raising the Sum of Three Millions Five hundred thousand Pounds by way of Annuities and Lotteries, to be charged on the said Duties;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Epperstone Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Sandys and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, and Commonable Lands, within the Liberties of Epperstone in the County of Nottingham;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

For permitting the Exportation of certain Quantities of Malt, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Jackson and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to permit the Exportation of certain Quantities of Malt, belonging to certain Merchants in the County of Norfolk, and which were made for Exportation between the Fifteenth of November One thousand seven hundred and sixty-six, and the passing the Act of the last Session, for prohibiting the Exportation of Malt:” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Lakenheath and Brandon Drainage Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Charles Bunbury and others;

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds in the Parishes of Lakenheath and Brandon in the County of Suffolk; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Nine Bills were severally read the First Time;

Message from H. C. to return Mr. FitzGerald's Exemplification Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Elliot and others:

To return the Bill, intituled “An Act for making the Exemplification of the last Will of Richard Fitz Gerald Esquire, deceased, Evidence in all Courts of Law and Equity in Great Britain and Ireland;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same without any Amendment.

City of London Paving; &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, An Act for the better paving, cleansing, and enlightening the City of London, and the Liberties thereof, and for preventing Obstructions and Annoyances within the same, and for other Purposes therein mentioned; and for repealing an Act, made in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign for those Purposes.

The Question was put, Whether this Bill shall pass?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Chippenham, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Terms of several Acts made in the Thirteenth Year of King George the First, and in the Seventeenth and Thirty-second Years of His late Majesty, for repairing several Roads leading from and through Chippenham, and from Chippenham Bridge, in the County of Wilts; and for amending the said Acts, and reducing them into One Act of Parliament.”

The Question was put, Whether this Bill shall pass ?

It was resolved in the Affirmative

Littleover Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons, Waste Grounds, Open Fields, Common Meadows, and Common Pastures, in the Liberty of Littleover, within the Parish of Mickleover, in the County of Derby:

The Question was put, Whether this Bill shall pass?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Fast Ayton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Commons and Town Fields, within the Township of East Ayton, in the Parish of Seamer, in the County of Warwick

The Question was put, Whether this Bill shall pass ?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Normanton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Common Meadows, and Common Pastures, in the Parish of Normanton next Derby, in the County of Derby.

The Question was put, Whether this Bill shall pass?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Duchy of Cornwall Leass

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to Duchy of enable His Majesty to make Leases, Copies, and Leases Bill Grants of Offices, Lands, and Hereditaments, Parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, or annexed to the same and for other Purposes therein mentioned.

The Question was put, Whether this Bill shall pass?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Whale Fishers Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the further continuing several Acts of Parliament made for the Encouragement of the Whale Fishery carried on by His Majesty's Subjects.”

The Question was put, Whether this Bill shall pass ?

It was resolved in the Affirmative;

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Seven preceding Bills.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons by the former Messengers:

To acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the said Bills, without any Amendment.

Writs of Error:

The Lord Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, in the usual Manner, delivered in Three Writs of Error:

In the First of which,

Myles against Parsons.

Thomas Myles is Plaintiff, and Michael Parsons Defendant:

In the Second,

Linnell a against Smith et al.

John Linnell is Plaintiff, and Benjamin Smith .and others are Defendants:

And in the Third;

Ogle against Webbe.

William Ogle is Plaintiff, and Thomas Webbe Esquire, is Defendant.

Snainton Enclosure Bill, The King's Consent signified to it.

The Lord Viscount Weymouth acquainted the House, That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Grounds within the Township of Snainton, in the Parish of Brompton and Ebberston, in the North riding of the County of York was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit”

Lewis against Burslem

The House being moved, That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Henry Lewis Esquire, is Appellant, and James Burslem is Respondent:”.

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel at the Bar, on the First Vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Snainton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Grounds within the Township of Snainton, in the Parish of Brampton and Ebberston, in the North Riding of the County of York.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Cholmondeley et al against Attorney General, et al Petition to revive Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition of Montagu Cholmondeley Esquire, John Hopkinson and George Nidd; setting forth, That the Petitioners John Hopkinson and George Nidd did, together with John Cholmondeley Esquire, present their Appeal to this House, from a Decree of the Court of Chancery, to which Appeal His Majesty's Attorney General is Respondent, and which Cause stands appointed for hearing; that the said John Cholmondeley, One of the Appellants, being dead, Letters of Administration have been granted to the Petitioner Montagu Cholmondeley, his only Son and Heir, and that the said Cause is abated by the Death of the said John Cholmondeley” therefore praying, that the said Cause may be revived, and that the said Montagu Cholmondeley may be made a Party to the said Appeal, together with the other Petitioners:

It is Ordered, That the said Montagu Cholmondeley be made a Party to the said Appeal, and that the same be revived, as desired.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit praesens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, tertium diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Aurora Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 3o Martii 1768.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Landav. Dux Bedford. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Exeter. Dux Atholl. Ds. Delamer.
Epus Meneven. Dux Northumberland. Ds. Trevor.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Godolphin.
Comes Winchelsea. Ds. Sandys.
Comes Litchfield. Ds. Sondes.
Comes Eglintoun. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Boston.
Comes Aylesford. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Pomfret. Ds. Digby.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Shire-house in Hertford Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for taking down the present Shire-house in the Market Place of the Town of Hertford, in the County of Hertford, and for building a new one on a more extensive and commodious Plan in the Market Place of the said Town,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Lilley and Offley Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields and other Commonable Lands and Grounds in the Parishes of Lilley and Offley, in the County of Hertford, except a certain Sheep Down commonly called Lilley Hoo, in the Parish of Lilley, and certain Lands, Part of the said Common Fields lying Southeast of West Lane End, the Mill House, and Cold's Cross, and North-east of the Town of Ossley,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto;” which Amendment being read Twice by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

Norwich Playhouse Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for licensing a Playhouse within the City of Norwich.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Anguish and Mr. Greaves:

To acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Epperstone Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, and Commonable Lands within the Liberties of Epperstone, in the County of Nottingham.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following:

D. Bedford. L. Bp. London. L.Willoughby Par.
D. Atholl L. Bp. Landaff. L. Delamer.
D. Northumberland. L. Bp. Exeter. L. Godolphin.
E. Suffolk. L. Sandys.
E. Winchelsea. L. Scarsdale.
E. Litchfield. L. Boston.
E. Eglintoun. L. Digby.
E. Aylesford.
E. Pomfret.
E. Ilchester
E. Radnor.
V. Weymouth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet Tomorrow, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn. as they please.

Lakenheath and Brandon Drainage Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds in the Parishes of Lakenheath and Brandon, in the County of Suffolk.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the same Day at the same Place and to adjourn as they please.

Burton Joyce and Bulcoate Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands within the Parish and Liberties of Burton Joyce and Bulcoate, in the County of Nottingham.”

The Question was put, Whether this Bill, with the Amendments, shall pass ?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

To carry down the said Bill, and acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the same with some Amendments, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Lottery, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Way of Annuities, and a Lottery attended with Annuities, to be charged on the Sinking Fund, and for carrying certain Duties on Wines, and on Cyder and Perry, granted by Two Acts of the Third and Sixth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, to the aid Fund.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill Tomorrow.

Penalties and Forfeitures in America, for the more easy Recovery of Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the more easy and effectual Recovery of the Penalties and Forfeitures inflicted by the Acts of Parliament relating to the Trade or Revenues of the British Colonies and Plantations in America.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill Tomorrow.

Sinking Fund Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty, a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund; and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and sixty-eight, and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament.

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill Tomorrow.

For permitting the Exportation of certain Quantities of Malt, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled; An Act to permit the Exportation of certain Quantities of Malt belonging to certain Merchants in the County of Norfolk, and which were made for Exportation between the Fifteenth of November One thousand seven hundred and fifty-six, and the passing the Act of the Act Session for prohibiting the Exportation of Malt.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet Tomorrow, at the usual Time and Place and to adjourn as they please

For redeeming Annuities granted on Wines, &c Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for redeeming the Remainder of the Joint Stock of Annuities established by an Act, made in the Third Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty, several additional Duties upon Wines imported into this Kingdom, and certain Duties upon all Cyder and Perry; and for raising the Sum of Three millions five hundred thousand Pounds by Way of Annuities and Lotteries, to be charged on the said Duties.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill Tomorrow.

Reducing Duties on foul Salt, &c. Bill

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for reducing the Duties on foul Salt to be used for Manure; for altering the Stamp Duties on certain Policies of Assurance for amending so much of an Act, made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, as relates to the Allowance of the Duties of Customs, and exempting from the Duties of Excise such Rum or Spirits of the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture of the British Sugar Plantations in America, as shall be exported from this Kingdom; for better securing the Excise Duties upon foreign Liquors exported; for repealing a Clause in an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, prohibiting the Sale of condemned Tea for Home Consumption; for amending such Parts of Two Acts, made in the Sixth and Seventh Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relate to the depositing in the Warehouses belonging to the Custom-House at London, Foreign wrought Silks, and Velvets, and Cambricks, and French Lawns, upon the Seizure thereof.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill Tomorrow.

Gresham College Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for carrying into Execution an Agreement made between the Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London, and the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the said City, and Stamp Brooksbank Esquire, Secretary to the Commissioners of His Majesty's Revenue of Excise, for the Purchase of Gresham College, and the Ground and Buildings thereunto belonging, and for vesting the same unalienable in the Crown, for the Purpose of erecting and building an Excise Office there; and for enabling the Lecturers of the said College to marry, notwithstanding any Restriction contained in the Will of Sir Thomas Gresham Knight, deceased.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill Tomorrow.

Ogle against Webbe.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Webbe Esquire, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein William Ogle is Plaintiff:

Myles against Parsons.

Also, Upon reading the Petition of Michael Parsons, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Thomas Myles is Plaintiff:

Linnell against Smith and Nash, Plaintiffs to assign Errors on a short Day.

And also, Upon reading the Petition of Samuel Smith and Joseph Nash, Defendants in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein John Linnell is Plaintiff; praying, “In regard the said Writs of Error are brought merely for Delay, that the Plaintiffs in the said Writs of Error may be ordered to assign Errors on a short Day:”

It is Ordered, That the Plaintiffs in the said Writs of Error do assign Errors in Two Days.

Webbe against Bowes:

Upon reading the Petition of Robert Bowes, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein John Webbe is Plaintiff; praying, “In regard the same is” brought merely for Delay, that the same may be Non-pros'd, with such Costs as to the House shall seem meet, the Agent for the Plaintiff in Error having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto

Writ of Error Nonpross'd with Costs.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner do forthwith enter a Non-pros. on the said Writ of Error as desired, and that the Record be remitted to the Court of King's Bench, to the End Execution may be hai upon the Judgement given in that Court, as if no such Writ of Error had been brought into this House; and further, that the Plaintiff in Error do pay, or cause to be paid, to the Defendant in Error, the Sum of Twenty Pounds for his Costs, by reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgement.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Message from H. C. to return Edwardes's Bill, with Amendments.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Jarritt Smith and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for establishing and confirming Articles of Agreement, dated Thirty-first of March. One thousand seven hundred and sixty-seven, between the Honourable William Edwardes, Rowland Edwardes, John Owen Edwardes, Enquires, and the Right Honourable Henry Lord Holland, concerning the Manor of Abbots Kensington, and divers Messages, Lands, and Hereditaments in the Parish of Kensington, in the County of Middlesex; and for vesting such Manor, Lands, and Hereditaments in Trust, to sell and convey the same to the said Henry Lord Holland, and for other Purposes therein mentioned and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same with some Amendments, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the said Amendments:

And the same being read Three Times by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

To acquaint them therewith.

Dunbar Water Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the better supplying the Town of Dunbar with Fresh Water.

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet Tomorrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Message from H. C to return the Bill for Thomas to take the Name of Deere.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Jarritt Smith and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Reynold Thomas an Infant, and his Heirs, to take and use the Surname of Deere, pursuant to the Will of Reynold Deere deceased;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same without any Amendment.

North Burton Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir George Saville and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds within the Township of North Burton, otherwise Burton Fleming, in the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Shire-House In Hertford, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for taking dawn the present Shire-House in the Market Place of the Town of Hertford, in the Country of Hertford, and for building a new one on a more extensive and commodious Plan in the Market Place of the said Town.

The Question was put, Whether this Bill shall pass ?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lord have agreed to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

To acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the said Bill without any Amendment.

Portsmouth Streets Paving Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Hawke and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “ An Act for the better paving and cleansing the Streets and other public Passages in the Town of Portsmouth, in the County of Southampton; and for preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein, and for widening and rendering the same more commodious; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Lilley and Offley Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act so dividing and enclosing the Common Fields and other Commonable Lands and Grounds in the Parishes of Lilley and Offley, in the County of Hertford, except a certain Sheep Down commonly called Lilley Hoo, in the Parish of Lilley, and certain Lands, Part of the said Common Fields, lying South-east of West Lane End, the Mill House, and Cold's Cross, and North-east of the Town of Offley.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill, with the Amendment, shall pass?”

It was resolved in the Affirmative

Message to H. C. with an Amendment to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

To carry down the said Bill, and acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the same with One Amendment, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Wavertree Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Dyson and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Commons and Waste Grounds within the Manor of Wavertree, in the Parish of Childwall, in the County Palatine of Lancaster;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, quartum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 4o Martii 1768.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt

Arch. Eber. Ds. Camden Cancellarius. Ds. Harwich. Unas Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Roffen. Dux Grafton. Ds. Wycombe. Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Bolton. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Asaphen. Dux Bedford. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Oxon. Dux Atholl. Ds. Delamer.
Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Romney.
Comes Doncaster: Ds. Edgecumbe.
Comes Eglintoun. Ds. Sandys.
Comes Strathmore: Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Marchmont Ds. Boston.
Comes Dartmouth. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Kerr. Ds. Digby.
Comes Powis. Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Hardwicke
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Ogilvie against Skene and Douglas:

After hearing Counsel upon the Petition and Appeal of Doctor John Ogilvie, Physician in Forfar, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 14th Day of January last; and also of Part of another Interlocutor of the said Lords of the 19th Day of January last; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant might have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;” as also upon the Answer of George” Skene and William Douglas of Bridgetown put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors reversed.

It is Ordered and adjudged by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutors complained of in the said Appeal be, and the same are hereby reversed.

Spencer against Skene and Douglas:

After hearing Counsel upon the Petition and Appeal of John Spencer, Town Clerk of Brechin, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 14th Day of January last; and also of Part of another Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the 19th Day of January last; and praying, That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant might have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet; as also upon the Answer of George Skene and William Douglas, put in to the said Appeal, and o due Consideration had of what” was offered on either Side in this Cause

Interlocutors reversed.

It is Ordered and adjudged by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutors complained of in the said Appeal, be, and the same are hereby reversed.

Allardyce against Douglas and Hunter.

After hearing Counsel upon. the Petition and Appeal of David Allardyce of Memus, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland; of the 14th Day of January last; and also of Part of another Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the 19th of January last; and praying; That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant might have such Relief in the Promises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom; should seem meet; as also upon the Answer of William Douglas of Bridgetown and Charles Hunter of Hunterhall, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors reversed.

It is Ordered and adjudged by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutors complained of in the said Appeal be, and the same are hereby reversed.

Smith against Douglas and Wedderburn:

After hearing Counsel upon the Petition and Appael of John Smith Junior, Merchant in Brechin, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, the 14th Day of January last; and also of Part of another Interlocutor, of the said Lords, of the 19th Day of January last; and praying, “That the sames might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant might have such Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet” as also upon the Answer of William Douglas of Bridgetown and Robert Wedderburn, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause

Interlocutors reversed.

It is Ordered and adjudged by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal; in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutors complained of in the said Appeal be, and the same are hereby reversed.

Renny against Douglas and Miln.

After hearing Counsel upon the Petition and Appeal of John Renny, Merchant in Arbroath, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 14th Day of January last; and also of Part of another Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the 19th Day of January last; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant might have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet 5” as also upon the Answer of William Douglas and William Miln, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors reversed.

It is Ordered and adjudged by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutors complained of in the said Appeal be, and the same are hereby reversed.

Mudie against Ogilvie and Douglas.

After hearing Counsel upon the Petition and Appeal of Mr. David Mudie, Merchant in Aberbrothock, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 14th Day of January last; and also of Part of another Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the 19th Day of January last; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant might have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;” as also upon the Answer of Walter Ogilvie and William Douglas, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors reversed.

It is Ordered and adjudged by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutors complained of in the said Appeal be, and the same are hereby reversed.

Steward against Skene and Miln:

After hearing Counsel upon the Petition and Appeal of James Steward, Writer to the Signet, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 14th Day of January last; and also of Part of another Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the 19th Day of January last; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant might have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;” as also upon the Answer of George Skene and William Miln, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors reversed.

It is Ordered and adjudged by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutors complained of in the said Appeal, be and the same are hereby reversed.

Bruce against Ogilvie and Douglas:

After hearing Counsel upon the Petition and Appeal: of John Bruce of Muirden, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 14th Day of January last; and also of Part of another Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the 19th Day of January last; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant might have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;” as also upon the Answer of Walter Ogilvie and William Douglas, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause.

Interlocutors reversed.

It is Ordered and adjudged by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutors complained of in the said Appeal be, and the same are hereby reversed;

Ogilvie against Skene and Hunter:

After hearing Counsel upon the Petition and Appeal of David Ogilvie of Afcreavie, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 14th Day of January last; and also of another Interlocutor of the said Lords of the 19th Day of January last; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant might have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;” as also upon the Answer of George Skene of Skene, and Charles Hunter of Hunterhall, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors reversed.

It is Ordered and adjudged by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutors complained of in the said Appeal be, and the same are hereby reversed.

Mollison against Skene and Wedderburn:

After hearing Counsel upon the Petition and Appeal of Mr. David Mollison, Merchant in Brechin, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 14th Day of January last; and also of Part of another Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the 19th Day of January last; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant might have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;” as also upon the Answer of George Skene and Robert Wedderburn, put m to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors reversed.

It is Ordered and adjudged by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutors complained of in the said Appeal be, and the large are hereby reversed.

Johnstone against Skene and Miln:

After hearing Counsel upon the Petition and Appeal of Mr. George Johnstone of Clashmiln, Minister of the Gospel at Monikie, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 14th Day of January last; and also of Part of another Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the 19th Day of January last; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that He Appellant might have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet,” as also upon the Answer of George Skene and William Miln, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors reversed.

It is Ordered and adjudged by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutors complained of in the said Appeal be, and the same are hereby reversed.

Aikman against skene and Wedderburn:

After hearing Counsel upon the Petition and Appeal of Doctor James Aikman, Physician in Montrose, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 14th Day of January last; and also of Part of another Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the 19th Day of January last; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant might have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet 5” as also upon the Answer of George Skene and Robert Wedderburn, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors reversed.

It is Ordered and adjudged by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutors complained of in the said Appeal be, and the same are hereby reversed

Kyd against Ogilvie and Skene:

After hearing Counsel upon the Petition and Appeal of George Kyd, Merchant in Aberbrothock, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of. the 14th Day of January last", and also of Part of another Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the 19th Day of January last; and praying, “That the same might be reverse'd, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant might have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;” as also upon the Answer of Walter Ogilvie and George Skene, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors reversed.

It is Ordered and adjudged by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutors complained of in the said Appeal be, and the same are hereby reversed.

For permitting the Exportation of certain Quantities of Malt, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to permit the Exportation of certain Quantities of Malt, belonging to certain Merchants in the County of Norfolk, and which were made for Exportation between the Fifteenth of November One thousand seven hundred and sixty-six, and the passing the Act of the last Session, for prohibiting the Exportation of Malt,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Stockport Chapel Bill.

The Lord Sandys also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for making a Building intended for a Chapel, lately erected by William Wright Esquire, in the Township of Stockport, and County and Diocese of Chepter, a perpetual Cure and Benefice, and for endowing the same,” was committed.

Dunbar Water Bill.

The Lord Delamer made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act: for the better supplying the Town of Dunbar with Fresh Water,” was committed:

Lakenheath and Brandon Drainage Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds in the Parishes of Lakenheath and Brandon, in the County of Suffolk,” was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Epperstone Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Sandys also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, and Commonable Lands, within the Liberties of Epperstone, in the County of Nottingham,” was committed.

Portsmouth, Paving Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the better paving and cleansing the Streets and other public Passages in the Town of Portsmouth, in the County of Southampton, and for preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein, and for widening and rendering the same more commodious.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following:

D. Grafton. L. Bp. Rochester. L. Botetourt.
D. Bolton. L. Bp. Chester. L. Willoughby Par.
D. Bedford. L. Bp. St. Asaph. L. Delamer.
E. Doncaster. L. Bp. Oxford. L. Edgecumbe.
E. Eglintoun. L. Sandys.
E. Strathmore: L. Boston.
E. Abercorn. L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Marchmont. L. Digby.
E. Strafford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Powis.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Ilchester
V. Say & Sele.
V. Weymouth.

Their Lordships, or any five of them, to meet on Monday next, at Ten o'Clock in the forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Wavertree Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Commons and Waste Grounds within the Manor of Wavertree, in the Parish of Childwall, in the County Palatine of Lancaster.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the same Day, at the same Place and to adjourn as they please.

North Burton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, within the Township of North Burton, otherwise Burton Fleming, in the County of York.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Horncastle Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Brownlowe Bertie and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and Enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Cow Pastures, and other Commons and Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Toynton Supra, within the Manor of Horncastle, in the County of Lincoln to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Labradore Fishery Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Clare and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for extending certain Provisions relating to Fishing Ships and Vesels, in an Act of the Tenth and Eleventh Years of King William the Third, (intituled, An Act to encourage the Trade to Newfoundland) to the Labradore Coasts;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Leakage of Wines Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Pitt and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to repeal so much of an Act, made in the Fourth Year of His present Majesty, as affects the Islands of Guernsey and Jersey, with respect to the Leakage of Wines imported in this Kingdom from the said Islands, under certain Restrictions and Regulations; and for continuing an Act, made in the Thirty-third Year of His late Majesty, for the better Encouragement of the making of Sail-cloth in Great Britain to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were read the First Time.

Sinking Fund Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund; and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned, or for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and sixty-eight; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

And the Lord Delamer reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House without any Amendment.”

Lottery Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill intituled, “An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by way of Annuities, and a Lottery, attended with Annuities, to be charged on the Sinking Fund; and for carrying certain Duties on Wines and on Cyder and Perry, granted by Two Acts of the Third and Sixth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, to the said Fund.”

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Delamer reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House without any Amendment.”

Penalties and forfeitures in America, for the more easy Recovery of, Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more easy and effectual Recovery of the Penalties and Forfeitures inflicted by the Acts of Parliament relating to the Trade and Revenues of the British Colonies and Plantations in America.

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Delamer reported from the Committee, “That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House without any Amendment.”

For redeeming Annuities granted on Wines, &c. Bill:

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for redeeming the Remainder of the Joint Stock of Annuities, established by an Act made in the Third Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional Duties upon Wines imported into this Kingdom, and certain Duties upon all Cyder and Perry; and for raising the Sum of Three Millions Five hundred thousand Pounds, by way of Annuities and Lotteries, to be charged on the said Duties.”

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Delamer reported from the Commit tee, “That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House without any Amendment.”

Reducing Duties on foul Salt, &c. Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for reducing the Duties on foul Salt to be used for Manure; for altering the Stamp Duties on certain Policies of Assurance; for amending so much of an Act, made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, as relates to the Allowance of the Duties of Customs, and exempting from the Duties of Excise such Rum or Spirits of the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture of the British Sugar Plantations in America, as shall be exported from this Kingdom; for better securing the Excise Duties upon foreign Liquors imported; for repealing a Clause in an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, prohibiting the Sale of condemned Tea for Home Consumption; for amending such Parts of Two Acts, made in the Sixth and Seventh Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relate to the depositing in the WareHouses belonging to the CustomHouse at London, Foreign wrought Silks or Velvets, and Cambricks and French Lawns, upon the Seizure thereof.”

After some Time, the House was resumed

And the Lord Delamer reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House without any Amendment.”

For permitting the Exportation of certain Quantities of Malt, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to permit the Exportation of certain Quantities of Malt belonging to certain Merchants in the County of Norfolk, and which were made for Exportation between the Fifteenth of November One thousand seven hundred and sixty-six, and the passing the Act of the last Session for prohibiting the Exportation of Malt.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass ?”

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Lakenheath and Brandon Drainage Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds in the Parishes of Lakenheath and Brandon, in the County of Suffolk”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall “pass ?”

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Epperstone Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and Enclosing the, Open Fields, Meadows, and Commonable Lands, within the Liberties of Epperstone, in the County of Nottingham.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass ?”

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stockport Chapel Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for making a Building intended for a Chapel, lately erected by William Wright Esquire, in the Township of Stockport, and County and Diocese of Chester, a perpetual Cure and Benefice, and for endowing the same.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass ?”

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Dunbar Water Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the better supplying the Town of Dunbar with Fresh Water.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Penalties in America, for the more easy Recovery of, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the more easy and effectual Recovery of the Penalties and Forfeitures inflicted by the Acts of Parliament relating to the Trade or Revenues of the British Colonies and Plantations in America.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

For redeeming Annuities granted on Wines Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for redeeming the Remainder of the Joint Stock of Annuities established by an Act, made in the Third Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional Duties upon Wines imported into this Kingdom, and certain Duties upon all Cyder, and Perry; and for raising the Sum of Three Million's Five hundred thousand Pounds by way of Annuities and Lotteries to be charged on the said Duties.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass ?”

It was resolved in the Affirmative

Reducing Duties on foul Salt &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for reducing the Duties on foul Salt to be used for I Manure; for altering the Stamp Duties on certain Policies of Assurance; for amending so much of an Act, made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of, His late Majesty King George the Second, as relates to the Allowance of the Duties of Customs, and exempting from the Duties of Excise such Rum or Spirits, of the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture of the British Sugar Plantations in America, as shall be exported from this Kingdom; for better securing the Excise Duties upon Kingdom Liquors imported; for repealing a Clause in an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, prohibiting the Sale of condemned Tea for Home Consumption; for amending such Parts of Two Acts, made in the Sixth and Seventh Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relate to the depositing in the WareHouses belonging to the Custom House at London, Foreign wrought Silks, and Velvets, and Cambricks, and French Lawns, upon the Seizure thereof.”

The Question was put, Whether this Bill shall pass ?”

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Eight preceding Bills.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Anguish and Mr. Graves:

To acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the said Bills without any Amendment.

Leakage of Wines, &c Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to repeal so much of an Act, made in the Fourth Year of His present Majesty, as affects the Islands of Guernsey and Jersey, with respect to the Leakage of Wines imported into this Kingdom from the said Islands, under certain Restrictions and Regulations; and for continuing an Act, made in the Thirty-third Year of His late Majesty, for the better Encouragement of the making of Sail-cloth in Great Britain”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Monday next.

Labradore Fishery Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for I extending certain Provisions relating to Fishing Ships and Vessels, in an Act of the Tenth and Eleventh Years of King William the Third, (intituled, An Act to encourage the Trade to Newfoundland,) to the Labradore Coast.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee Upon the said Bill on Monday next.

Petition of Mr. Langley against the Snainton Enclosure Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of Boynton Langley, of Wykeham Abbey, in the County of York, Esquire, taking Notice of a Bill. depending in this House, intituled An Act for dividing and Enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Grounds, within the Township of Snainton, in the Parishes of Brompton and Ebberston, in the North Riding of the County of York;” setting forth, “That the Petitioner is joint Lord with Sir George Cayley Baronet, of the Manor of Brompton; and that if the Bill should pass as it now stands, it will be a manifest Injury to the Petitioner;” and therefore praying, That he may be heard by himself or Counsel before, the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed:”

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the said Bill stands referred.

Gresham College Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee, upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for carrying into Execution an Agreement made between the Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London, and the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the said City, and Stamp Brooksbank Esquire, Secretary to the Commissioners of His Majesty's Revenue of Excise, for the Purchase of Gresham College, and the Ground and Buildings thereunto belonging, and for vesting the same unalienably in the Crown, for the Purpose of erecting and building an Excise Office there and for enabling the Lecturers of the said College to marry, not with standing any Restriction contained in the Will of Sir Thomas Gresham Knight, deceased.”

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Tuesday next.

Report of Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital delivered.

The House being informed, “That Mr. Ibbetson, from the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital, attended:”

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Act of Parliament of the Eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty,

Report of the Commissioners or Governors of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, of what Money has been received from the Derwentwater Est ate, between the 30th Day of November 1766, and the 1st Day of December 1767, and of their Proceedings in carrying on the Building.

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the said Report do lie on the Table.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunae septimum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis lie decernentibus.

DIE Lunae, 7o Martii 1768.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius. Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Roffen. Comes Gower, Præsses. Ds. Wycombe, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Atholl. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Bangor. Comes Suffolk. Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Exon. Comes Westmorland. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Oxon. Comes Winchelsea. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Meneven. Comes Shaftesbury. Ds. Sandys.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Breadalbane. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Marchmont. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Ilchester. Ds. Grosvenor.
Viscount Say & Sele. Ds. Boston.
Viscount Weymouth. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Viscount Wentworth. Ds. Digby.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Message from H. C. to return Lilley and Offley Enclosure Bill:

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Sandys and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and Enclosing the Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parishes of Lilley and Offley, in the County of Hertford, except a certain Sheep Down, commonly called Lilley Hoo, in the Parish of Lilley, and certain Lands, Part of the said Common Fields, lying South-east of West Lane End, the Mill House, and Cold's Cross, and Northeast of the Town of Offley” and to acquaint this House, “That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.”

and E. Sandwich's Estate Bill:

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Rigby and other's:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting an undivided Moiety of certain Manors, Messages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, situate and being in the County of Berks, late the Estate of Charles Lord Viscount Fane, deceased, and which upon his Death became vested in Possession in Dorothy Countess of Sandwich, in Trustees, and their Heirs, in Trust, to be sold; and for applying the Money to arise by the Sale thereof in the Manner therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same without any Amendment.

and Drake's Bill:

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Vernon and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for Sale of the Freehold Estate late of Roger Drake Esquire, deceased; and for laying out the Money arising thereby for the Benefit of Roger Drake an Infant, his eldest Son and Heir at Law;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same without any Amendment.

and Shipton upon Charwell Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir William Dolben and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Shipton upon Charwell, in the County of Oxford;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same without any Amendment.

and Joliff's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Lascelles and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable William Tuffnell Joliff Esquire, Lord of the Manor of Barners, otherwise Barnersbury, in Islington, in the County of Middlesex, to grant Building Leases of the Demesne Lands thereto; and to rate and assess Fines on certain Copyhold Lands within the said Manor, for encouraging the Tenants to build thereon;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same without any Amendment.

Horncastle Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Cow Pastures, and other Commons and Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Toynton Supra, within the Manor of Horncastle, in the County of Lincoln”

Ordered, That the Said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following.

Ld. President. L. Bp. Durham. L. Botetourt.
D. Atholl. L. Bp. Rochester. L. Delamer.
E. Suffolk. L. BP. Bangor. L. Ducie.
E. Westmorland. L. Bp. Oxford. L. Sandys.
E. Winchelsea. L. Ravensworth.
E. Shaftesbury L. Boston.
E. Abercorn. L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Marchmont.
E. Ilchester.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Weymouth.
V. Wentworth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet Tomorrow, at Ten 0'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Message From H C. to return Burton Joyce and Bulcoate Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir William Saville and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands, within the Parish and Liberties of Burton Joyce and Bulcoate, in the County of Nottingham;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Portsmouth Paving Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better paving and cleansing the Streets, and other public Passages, in the Town of Portsmouth, in the County of Southampton, and for preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein, and for widening and rendering the same more commodious,” was committed: “That they had considered the Said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House without any Amendment.”

North Burton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, within the Township of North Burton, otherwise Burton Fleming, in the County of York,” was committed: “That they had considered the Said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House without any Amendment.”

Wavertree Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Delamer made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Wavertree, in the Parish of Childwall, in the County Palatine of Lancaster” was committed.

Snainton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Grounds, within the Township of Snainton, in the Parishes of Brompton and Ebberston, in the North Riding of the County of York,” was committed: “That they had considered the Said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto.”

Which Amendment being read Twice by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

Dalrymple against M'Kye and Crawfurd.

Upon reading the Petition of Charles Dalrymple Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, which stands appointed for hearing this Day:

Bruce against M'Kye and Crawfurd.

Also, upon reading the Petition of Alexander Bruce Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, which also stands appointed for hearing this Day:

Houston against M'Kye and Crawfurd.

Also, upon reading the Petition of Alexander Houston Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, which likewise stands appointed for hearing this Day:

Clark against M'Kye and Crawfurd.

And also, upon reading the Petition of John Clark Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, which also stands appointed for hearing this Day; to each of which Causes John Ross M'Kye and John Crawfurd are Respondents; setting forth,

“ That the Question in these Causes is the same as was determined by their Lordships Judgment of the 4th of this instant March, in the Appeal of David Ogilvie Esquire, against George Skene and Charles Hunter, Freeholders of the County of Forfar; and that the Respondents consent that the like Judgement be given in these Four Causes;” and therefore praying, “That the Interlocutors complained of in these Four Appeals may be reversed:”

Whereupon the Agents on both Sides were called in, and heard at the Bar:

And being withdrawn:

Interlocutors reversed.

Ordered and adjudged by the Lords spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the Interlocutors complained of in the Said Four Appeals be, and the same are hereby reversed.

Portsmouth Paving Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the better paving and cleansing the Streets, and other public Passages, in the Town of Portsmouth, in the County of Southampton; and for preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein; and for widening: and rendering the same more commodious.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wavertree Enclosure Bill:

Hodge 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Commons and Waste; Grounds, within the Manor of Wavertree, in the Parish of Childwall, in the County Palatine of Lancaster.

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

North Burton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, within the Township of North Burton, otherwise Burton Fleming, in the County of York.

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills:

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Pechell and Mr. Montague:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the Said Bills without any Amendment.

Snainton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Grounds, within the Township of Snainton, in the Parishes of Brompton and Ebberston, in the North Riding of the County of York”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill, with the Amendment, shall pass ?”

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with an Amendment to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons by the former Messengers:

To carry down the Said Bill, and acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the same, with One Amendment, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Leakage of Wines, &e. Bill:

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to repeal so much of an Act, made in the Fourth Year of His present Majesty, as affects the Islands of Guernsey and Jersey, with respect to the Leakage of Wines imported into this Kingdom from the Said Islands, under certain Restrictions and Regulations; and for continuing an Act made in the Thirty-third Year of His late Majesty, for the better Encouragement of the making of Sail-cloth in Great Britain.

After some Time, the House was renamed.

And the Lord Delamer reported from the Committee, “ That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House without any Amendment.”

Labradore Fishery Bill:

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for extending certain Provisions relating to Fishing Ships and Vessels, in an Act of the Tenth and Eleventh Years of King William the Third, (intituled, An Act to encourage the Trade to Newfoundland,) to the Labradore Coast.”

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Delamer reported from the Committee, “That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House without any Amendment.”

Leakage of Wines, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to repeal so much of an Act, made in the Fourth Year of His present Majesty, as affects the Islands of Guernsey and Jersey, with respect to the Leakage of Wines imported into this Kingdom from the Said Islands, under certain Restrictions and Regulations, and for continuing an Act, made in the Thirty-third Year of His late Majesty, for the better Encouragement of the making of Sail-cloth in Great Britain.

The Question was put, “ Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

To acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the Said Bill without any Amendment.

Report of Committee on Geddie's Appeal.

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees, to whom it was referred to consider, whether the Appeal wherein Robert Geddie Junior, Merchant, is Appellant, and George Dempster Esquire and Christianus Adamson are Respondents, being an Appeal from Two Interlocutors of a Court of Justiciary in Edinburgh, of the 7th of December 1767 be properly brought; “That the Committee have met, and considered the Matter to them referred, and are of Opinion, that the Petitioners be directed by themselves or Agents to attend the Court of Justiciary on Monday next, being the Day to which the Diet is continued by their Second Interlocutor, bearing Date the 7th of December last; and in case the Declaration in their First Interlocutor, bearing Date the same Day, should be pleaded as a Bar to the due Course of Justice, then that the Petitioners do apply to the Said Court to reconsider whether they were authorised by the Common or Statute Law of the Land, to take Cognizance of the Subject Matter, and to make such Declaration.”

And the Said Report being read by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House:

Whereupon, Ordered, That the Petitioners be directed, by themselves or Agents, to attend the Court of Justiciary on Monday next, being the Day to which the Diet is continued by their Second Interlocutor, bearing Date the 7th of December last; and in case the Declaration in their First Interlocutor, bearing Date the same Day, should be pleaded as a Bar to the due Course of Justice, that then the Petitioners do apply to the said Court to reconsider whether they were authorised by the Common or Statute Law of the Land, to take Cognizance of the Subject Matter, and to make such Declaration:

And it is also Ordered, That the said Court be at Liberty to proceed, notwithstanding the Said Appeal.

L. Cathcart takes the Oaths.

Charles Schaw Lord Cathcart took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration pursuant to the Statutes; his Lordship having first, at the Table, delivered a Certificate of his receiving the Sacrament, to the Truth whereof Witnesses were sworn and examined.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, Octavum diem instants Martii, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 8o Martii 1768.

Domini Cam Spirituales quam Temporales praesentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Bath. & Wells. Comes Gower, Praeses, Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Dux Grafton. Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Wigorn. Dux Bolton. DS. Godolphin.
Epus. Bristol Dux Northumberland. Ds. Sandys.
Comes Westmorland. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Winchelsea. Ds. Digby.
Comes Strathmore.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudon.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

Prayers.

Horncastle Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Cow Pastures, and other Commons, and Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Toynton Supra, within the Manor of Horncastle, in the County of Lincoln,” was committed: “That they had considered the Said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Message from H. C. to return Nedham's Bill:

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Thomas Pitt and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the settled Estate of William Nedham Esquire, in the Island of Jamaica, in Trustees, for the Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House that they have agreed to the same without any Amendment.

and Vice Treasurers of Ireland Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Gilbert and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Right Honourable James Grenville, the Right Honourable Isaac Barre and the Right Honourable Richard Rigby, to take, in Great Britain', the Oath of Office as Vice Treasurer and Receiver General, and Paymaster General of all His Majesty's Revenues in the Kingdom of Ireland, and to qualify themselves for the Enjoyment of the Said Offices;” and to acquaint this House that they have agreed to the same without any Amendment.

Bills passed by Commission.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, “ That His Majesty had been pleased to cause a Commission to be issued under the Great Seal to several Lords therein named, for declaring His Royal assent to several Acts agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament:”

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Then Three of the Lords Commissioners being in their Robes, and seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack, the Lord Chancellor in the Middle, with the Earl of Marchmont on his Right Hand, and the Lord Lovel and Holland on his Left, commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the Commons, “That the Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House, to hear the Commission read:”

Who being come with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor Said,

My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

“His Majesty not thinking fit to be personally present here this Day, has been pleased to cause a commission to be issued under the Great Seal, and thereby given His Royal assent to divers Acts, which have been agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament, the Titles whereof are particularly mentioned; and by the Said Commission hath commanded us to declare and notify His Royal assent to the Said several Acts, in the Presence of you the the Lords and Commons, assembled for that Purpose; which Commission you will now hear read.”

Then the said Commission was read by the Clerk as follows:

GEORGE R

George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our Trusty and Well-beloved the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires, and Burghs of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting. Whereas, We have seen and perfectly understood divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our Loving Subjects the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue; (that is to say,) “An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and sixty-eight.” “An Act for redeeming the Remainder of the Joint Stock of Annuities established by an Act, made in the Third Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional Duties upon Wines imported into this Kingdom; and certain Duties upon all Cyder and Perry, and for raising the Sum of Three millions five hundred thousand Pounds by Way of Annuities and Lotteries, to be charged on the Said Duties.” “An Act for reducing the Duties on Foul Salt, to be used for Manure; for altering the Stamp Duties on certain Policies of Assurance; for amending so much of an Act, made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, as relates to the Allowance of the Duties of Customs, and exempting from the Duties of Excise, such Rum or Spirits of the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture of the British Sugar Plantations in America, as shall be exported from this Kingdom; for better securing the Excise Duties upon Foreign Liquors imported; for repealing a Clause in an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, prohibiting the Sale of condemned Tea for Home Consumption; for amending such Parts of Two Acts, made in the Sixth and Seventh Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relate to the depositing in the Warehouses belonging to the Custom House at London, Foreign wrought Silks and Velvets, and Cambricks, and French Lawns, upon the Seizure thereof.” “An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and sixty-eight.” “An Act to repeal so much of an Act, made in the Fourth Year of His. present Majesty, as affects the Islands of Guernsey and Jersey, with respect to the Leakage of Wines imported into this Kingdom from the Said Islands, under certain Regulations; and Regulations; and for continuing an Act, made in the Thirty-third Year of His late Majesty, for the better Encouragement of the making of Sail Cloth in Great Britain.” “An Act for the further continuing several Acts of Parliament made for the Encouragement of the Whale Fishery carried on by His Majesty's Subjects.” “An Act to permit the Exportation of certain Quantities of Malt belonging to certain Merchants in the County of Norfolk, and which were made for Exportation between the Fifteenth of November One thousand seven hundred sixty-six, and the passing the Act of the last Session for prohibiting the Exportation of Malt.” “An Act to enable His Majesty to make Leases, Copies, and Grants of Offices, Lands, and Hereditaments. Part of the Duchy of Cornwall, or annexed to the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.” “An Act for further continuing an Act of the Sixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, “An Act to amend and render more effectual, in His Majesty's Dominions in America, An Act passed in this present Session of Parliament, intituled, “An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters.” “An Act for the more easy and effectual Recovery of the Penalties and Forfeitures inflicted by the Acts of Parliament relating to the Trade or Revenues of the British Colonies and Plantations in America.” “An Act to amend an Act, made in the Seventh Year of King George the First, intituled, “An Act for regulating the Journeymen Taylors, within the Weekly Bills of Mortality.” “An Act for the better paving, cleansing, and enlightening the City of London, and the Liberties thereof, and for preventing Obstructions and Annoyances within the same, and for other Purposes therein mentioned; and for repealing an Act, made in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for those Purposes.” “An Act for opening certain Passages, and for paving the Streets and other Places in the Parish of Saint Leonard Shoreditch, in the County of Middlesex and for preventing Annoyances therein.” “An Act for the better paving and cleansing the Streets and other public Passages in the Town of Portsmouth, in the County of Southampton, and for preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein; and for widening and rendering the same more commodious.” “An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Cut or Canal from the Firth or River of Forth, at or near the Mouth of the River of Carron, in the County of Stirling, to the Firth or River of Clyde at or near a Place called Dalmuir Burnfoot, in the County of Dumbarton; and also a collateral Cut from the same to the City of Glasgow; and for making a Navigable Cut or Canal of Communication from the Port and Harbour of Borrowstounness, to join the Said Canal at or near the Place where it will fall into the Firth of Forth.” “An Act for licensing a Playhouse within the City of Norwich.” An Act for taking down the present Shire-house in the Market Place of the Town of Hertford, in the County of Hertford, and for building a new one on a more expensive and commodious Plan in the Market Place of the Said Town.” “An Act for the better supplying the Town of Dunbar with Fresh Water” “An Act for repairing several Roads leading through the County of Roxburgh.” An Act for amending and widening several Roads leading from the Town of Bishop's Castle, and from Montgomery, to the Turnpike Road at Westbury, and from Brocton, to the Turnpike Road at Minsterley, in the several Counties of Salop, Radnor, and Montgomery” “ An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing the Road from the Green Man, in the Chapelry of Seend in the County of Wilts, to Beckington in the County of Somerset, and for repealing so much of an Act, made in the same Year, for repairing several Roads in the Counties of Wilts and Somerset, as relates to the Road from a Place in Trowle Bridge Lane to Midford, and from Freshford to Hall's Close in Limpley Stoke, and for amending the Said Roads, and also several other Roads leading from or near the Roads included in the Said Acts” “An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, and to enlarge the Term and Powers granted by an Act, passed in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, so far as the Said Act relates to the repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Kingston upon Thames, in the County of Surrey, to a Place called Sheet Bridge, near Petersfield, in the County of Southampton.” “An Act for amending and widening the Road from the City of York, to the Top of Oswaldkirk Bank, and from the Said Road in Sutton Field, through Craike towards outston, to the Extent of the Lordship of Craike, in the County of York” “An Act, for repairing several Roads leading through the County of Selkirk.” “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from The Mayor's Stone in Abingdon in the County of Berks, through Cumner to the ancient Horse Road at Swinford, in the Said County.” “An Act for repairing, widening, turning, and altering the Road leading from Reading, in the County of Berks, through Henley, in the County of Oxford; and Great Marlow, Chipping Wycombe, Agmondesham, and Cheynes, in the County of Bucks; and Rickmansworth, Watford, and Saint Albans to Hatfield, in the County of Hertford; and also the Road leading out of the Said Road at Marlow, over Great Marlow Bridge through Bysham, to or near the Thirty-mile Stone in the Turnpike Road leading from Maidenhead to Reading.” “An Act for continuing the Terms of several Acts, made in the Thirteenth Year of King George the First, and in the Seventeenth and Thirty-second Years of His late Majesty, for repairing several Roads leading from and through Chippenham, and from Chippenham Bridge, in the County of Wilts; and for amending the Said Acts, and reducing them into One Act of Parliament.” “An Act. to enable the Most Noble . John Duke of Bedford, and the Most Honourable Elizabeth Marchioness of Tavistock, and the Survivor of them, and such Person or Persons as they or the Survivor of them shall, by any Deed or Writing, or by his or her last Will and Testament, nominate or appoint, to make Leases of the Real Estate late of the Most Honourable Francis Russell, called Marquis of Tavistock, deceased.” “An Act for vesting several undivided Parts of divers Baronies, Lands, and Hereditaments, late the Estate of Bice Fisher Enquire, deceased, situate in the Provinces of South Carolina and Georgia, in America, in Trustees, to be sold discharged of the Uses of the Will of the Said Bice Fisher, and for vesting the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments in that Part of Great Britain called England, to be settled to the Uses of the Said Will.“An Act for establishing and confirming Articles of Agreement, dated Thirty-first of March One thousand seven, hundred and fifty-seven, between the Honourable William Edwardes, Rowland Edwardes, John Owen Edwardes, Esquires, and the Right: Honourable Henry Lord Holland, concerning the: Manor of Abbots Kensington, and divers Messages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Parish of Kensington in the County of Middlesex; and for vesting: such Manor, Lands, and Hereditaments in Trust, to sell and convey the same to the Said Henry Lord Holland; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.” “An Act for vesting an undivided Moiety of certain Manors, Messages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, situate and being in ' the County of Berks, late the Estate of Charles Lord Viscount Fane deceased, and which upon his Death became vested in Possession in Dorothy Countess of Sandwich, in Trustees and their Heirs, in Trust, to be sold; and for applying the Money to arise by the Sale thereof in the Manner therein mentioned.” “An Act to enable William Tuffnell Joliff Esquire, Lord of the Manor of Barners, otherwise Barnersbury, in Islington, in the County of Middlesex, to grant Building Leases of the demesne Lands thereto;and to rate and assess Fines on certain Copyhold Lands within the Said Manor, for encouraging the Tenants to build thereon.” “An Act for Sale of the Freehold Estate late of Roger Drake Enquire, deceased, and for laying out the Money to arise thereby for the Benefit of Roger Drake, an Infant, his eldest Son and Heir at Law.” “An Act for making a Building intended for a Chapel, lately erected by William Wright Enquire, in the Township of Stockport, and County and Dioceses of Chester, a perpetual Cure and Benefice, and for endowing the same.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Heath called Navestock Common and Heath, within the Manors of Navestock and Lofthall, in the County of Essex.” “An Act for selling Part of a Green called Nuns Green, in the Borough of Derby, and County of Derby, and for applying the Money arising from the Sale thereof in the Improvement of the remaining Part of the Said Green; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Lands, and Grounds, in Welwick and Weeton, in the Parish of Welwick in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Fields, Meadows, Waste, and other Commonable Lands lying within the Manor or Liberty of Little Sheepy, in the County of Leicester” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadows, Grounds, and Common Fen, in the Parish of Morton, in the County of Lincoln; and for draining and improving the Said Fen.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open and Common Fields, Meadows, and Commons, within the Lordship or Liberty of Ashby de la Zouch, in the County of Leicester .” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Commonable Lands in the Parish of Willoughton, in the County of Lincoln.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons, Waste Grounds, Open Fields, Common Meadows, and Common Pastures, in the Liberty of Littleover, within the Parish of Mickleover, in the County of Derby.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Commons and Town Fields, within the Township of East Ayton, in the Parish of Seamer, in the County of York” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Common Meadows, and Common Pastures, in the Parish of Normanton next Derby, in the County of Derby.” “An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds, in the Parishes of Lakenheath and Brandon, in the County of Suffolk.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parishes of Lilley and Offley, in the County of Hert ford, except a certain Sheep Down, commonly called Lilley Hoo, in the Parish of Lilley, and certain Lands, Part of the Said Common Fields, lying South-east of West Lane End, The Mill House, and Cold's “Cross, and North-east of the Town of Offley.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open-Fields Lands, and Grounds, within the Township of North Burton, otherwise Burton Fleming, in the County of York.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, and Common able Lands, within the Liberties of Epperstone, in the County of Nottingham.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Wavertree, in the Parish of Childwall, in the County Palatine of Lancaster” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands, within the Parish and Liberties of Burton Joyce and Bulcoate, in the County of Nottingham.” “An Act for making the Exemplification of the last Will of Richard Fitz Gerald Esquire, deceased, Evidence in all Courts of Law and Equity in Great Britain and Ireland” “An Act to enable Reynold Thomas, an Infant, and his Heirs, to take and use the Surname of Deere, pursuant to the Will of Richard Deere, deceased.” “And albeit, the Said Acts by you Our Said Subjects the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law without Our Royal Assent given and put to the Said Acts: And forasmuch as for divers Causes and Considerations, We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person in the Higher House of Our Said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our Said Subjects the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same, and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the Said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the Said Acts; Willing that the Said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence, and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force, and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the Said Higher House, and had openly and publickly in the Presence of you all assented to the same: And We do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern; commanding also by these Presents Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Charles Lord Camden Our Chancellor of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; and also commanding the Most Reverend Father in God, Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Thomas Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our Chancellor of Great Britain; Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Granville Earl Gower, President of Our Council; Our Right Trusty and Right Entirely-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton, First Commissioner of Our Treasury, Thomas Duke of Leeds, John Duke of Rutland, Peregrine Duke of Lancaster and Kesteven, Great Chamberlain of England', Hugh Duke of Northumberland; Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors William Earl Talbot, Steward of Our Household; Francis Seymore Earl of Hertford, Chamberlain of Our House hold; Robert Harl of Holdernesse, Hugh Earl of Marchmont, George William Earl of Bristol, Simon ' Earl Harcourt, Willim Earl of Chatham, John Earl Ligonier, Thomas Viscount Weymouth, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; and Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellors Wills Lord Harwich, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of state; William Lord Wycombe, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; William Lord Mansfield, Our Chief Justice, assigned to hold Pleas before Us; Thomas Lord Grantham, and John Lord Lovel and Holland; or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent, in Our Absence in the Said Higher House, in the Presence of you the Said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the Said Acts, with such Terms and Words in Our Name as is requisite and hath been accustomed for the same, and also to enroll these Our Letters Patent and the Said Acts in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of the a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf; and In all the other Entries this Name is Reynold finally, We do declare and will that, after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the Said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament and Laws, to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing or Things to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Eighth Day of March, in the Eighth Year of Our Reign.

By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand,

“Yorke and Yorke.”

Then the Lord Chancellor Said,

“In Obedience to His Majesty's Commands, and by virtue of the Commission which has been now read, we do declare and notify to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That His Majesty has given His Royal Assent to the several Acts in the Commission mentioned, and the Clerks are required to pass the same in the usual Form and Words.”

Then the Clerk Assistant, having received the Money Bills from the Hands of the Speaker, brought them to the Table, where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow:

“1. An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and fifty eight.”

2. An Act for redeeming the Remainder of the joint Stock of Annuities established by an Act, made in the Third Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty several Additional Duties upon Wines imported into this Kingdom; and certain Duties upon all Cyder and Perry, and for raising the Sum of Three millions five hundred thousand Pounds, by Way of Annuities and Lotteries, to be charged on the said Duties.”

“3. An Act for reducing the Duties on Foul Salt to be used for Manure; for altering the Stamp Duties on certain Policies of Assurance; for amending so much of an Act, made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, as relates to the Allowance of the Duties of Customs, and exempting from the Duties of Excise such Rum or Spirits of the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture of the British Sugar Plantations in America, as shall be exported from this Kingdom; for better securing the Excise Duties upon Foreign Liquors imported; for repealing a Clause in an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, prohibiting the Sale of condemned Tea for Home Consumption; for amending such Parts of Two Acts, made in the Sixth and Seventh Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relate to the depositing in the Warehouses belonging to the Custom House at London, Foreign Wrought Silks, and Velvets, and Cambricks, and French Lawns, upon the Seizure thereof.”

To these Bills the Royal Assent was, severally, pronounced by the Clerk Assistant in these Words; videlicet,

“Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult.”

“4. An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and sixty-eight.”

5. An Act to repeal so much of an Act, made in the Fourth Year of His present Majesty, as affects the Islands of Guernsey and Jersey, with respect to the Leakage of Wines imported into this Kingdom from the Said Islands, under certain Restrictions and Regulations; and for continuing an Act, made in the Thirty-third Year of His late Majesty, for the better Encouragement of the making of Sail Cloth in Great Britain”

“6. An Act for the further continuing several Acts of Parliament made for the Encouragement of the Whale Fishery carried on by His Majesty's Subjects.”

“7. An Act to permit the Exportation of certain Quantities of Malt belonging to certain Merchants in the County of Norfolk, and which were made for Exportation between the Fifteenth of November One thousand seven hundred and sixty-six, and the passing the Act of the last Session, for prohibiting the Exportation of Malt.”

“8. An Act to enable His Majesty to make Leases, Copies, and Grants of Offices, Lands, and Hereditaments, Parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, or annexed to the same and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“9. An Act for further continuing an Act of the Sixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, “An Act to amend and render more effectual in His Majesty's Dominions in America, an Act passed in this present Session of Parliament, intituled, “An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters.”

“10. An Act for the more easy and effectual Recovery of the Penalties and Forfeitures inflicted by the Acts of Parliament relating to the Trade and Revenues in the British Colonies and Plantations in America.

11. An Act to amend an Act, made in the Seventh Year of King George the First, intituled, “An Act for regulating the Journeymen Taylors within the Weekly Bills of Mortality.”

“12. An Act for the better paving, cleansing, and enlightening the City of London, and the Liberties thereof, and for preventing Obstructions and Annoyances within the same, and for other Purposes therein mentioned; and for repealing an Act, made in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign for those Purposes.”

“13. An Act for opening certain passages, and for paving the Streets, and other Places, in the Parish of Saint Leonard Shoreditch, in the County of Middlesex, and for preventing Annoyances therein.”

“14. An Act for the better paving and cleansing the Streets, and other publick Passages in the Town of Portsmouth, in the County of Southampton, and for preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein, and for widening and rendering the same more commodious.”

“15.An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Cut or Canal from the Firth or River of Forth, at or near the Mouth of the River of Carron, in the County of Stirling, to the Firth or River of Clyde, at or near a Place called Dalmuir Burn-foot, in the County ofDumbarton; and also a collateral Cut from the same to the City of Glasgow, and for making a Navigable Cut or Canal of Communication from the Port and Harbour of Borrowstounness, to join the Said Canal, at or near, the Place where it will fall into the Firth of Forth.

“16. An Act for licensing playhouse within the City of Norwich.

“17. An Act for taking down the present Shire-house in the Market Place of the Town of Hertford, in the County of Hertford, and for building a new one on a more extensive and commodious Plan in the Market Place of the Said Town.”

“18. An Act for the better supplying the Town of Dunbar with Fresh Water.”

“19. An Act for repairing several Roads leading through the County of Roxburgh.

“20. An Act for amending and widening several Roads leading from the Town of Bishop's Castle, and from Montgomery, to the Turnpike Road at Westbury, and from Brocton to the Turnpike Road at Minsterley, in the several Counties of Salop, Radnor, and Montgomery.

“21. An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing the Road from the Green Man, in the Chapelry of Seend, in the County of Wilts, to Beckington in the County of Somerset; and for repealing so much of an Act, made in the same Year, for repairing several Roads in the Counties of Wilts and Somerset, as relates to the Road from a Place in Trowle Bridge Lane to Midford and from Freshford to Hall's Close in Limpley Stoke, and for amending the Said Roads, and also several other Roads leading from or near the Roads included in the Said Acts.”

“22. An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, and to enlarge the Term and Powers granted by an Act, passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, so far as the Said Act relates to the repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Kingston upon Thames, in the County of Surrey, to a Place called Sheet Bridge, near Petersfield, in the County of Southampton”

“23. An Act for amending and widening the Road from the City of York to the Top of Oswaldkirk Bank, and from the Said Road in Sutton Field, through Craike towards Oulston, to the Extent of the Lordship of Craike, in the County of York.

“24. An Act for repairing several Roads leading through the County of Selkirk.”

“25. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Mayor's Stone in Abingdon, in the County of Berks, through Cumner to the ancient Horse Road at Swinford, in the Said County.”

26. An Act for repairing, widening, turning, and altering the Road leading from Readings in the County of Berks, through Henley, in the County of Oxford; and Great Marlow, Chipping Wycombe, Agmondesham, and Cheynes, in the County of Bucks; and Rickmansworth, Watford, and Saint Albans, to Hatfield, in the County of Hertford; and also the Road leading out of the Said Road at Marlow, over Great Marlow Bridge, through Bysham, to or near the Thirty mile Stone in the Turnpike Road leading from Maidenhead to Reading”

“27. An Act for continuing the Terms of several Acts, made in the Thirteenth Year of King George the First, and in the Seventeenth and Thirty-second Years of His late Majesty, for repairing several Roads leading from and through Chippenham, and from Chippenham Bridge, in the County of Wilts, and for amending the Said Acts, and reducing them into One Act of Parliament.”

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, severally, by the Clerk Assistant in these Words;

Le Roy le veult.

“28. An Act to enable the Most Noble John Duke of Bedford, and the Most Honourable Elizabeth Marchioness of Tavistock, and the Survivor of them, and such Person or Persons as they or the Survivor of them shall, by any Deed or Writing, or by his or her last Will and Testament, nominate or appoint, to make Leases of the Real Estates, late of the Most Honourable Francis Russell, called Marquis of Tavistock, deceased.”

“29. An Act for vesting several undivided Parts of divers Baronies, Lands, and Hereditaments, late the Estate of Brice Fisher Esquire, deceased, situate in the Provinces of South Carolina and Georgia, in America, in Trustees, to be sold, discharged of the Uses of the Will of the Said Brice Fisher; and for vesting the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments in that Part of Great Britain called England, to be settled to the Uses of the Said Will.”

“30. An Act for establishing and confirming Articles of Agreement, dated Thirty-first of March One thousand seven hundred and fifty-seven, between the Honourable William Edwardes, Rowland Edwardes, John Owen Edwardes, Esquires, and the Right Honourable Henry Lord Holland, concerning the Manor of Abbots Kensington, and divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments in the Parish of Kensington, in the County of Middlesex, and for vesting such Manor, Lands, and Hereditaments in Trust, to sell and convey the same to the Said Henry Lord Holland; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“31. An Act for vesting an undivided Moiety of certain Manors, messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, situate and being in the County of Berks, late the Estate of Charles Lord Viscount Fane deceased, and which upon his Death became vested in Possession in, Dorothy Countess of Sandwich, in Trustees and their Heirs, in Trust, to be sold, and for applying the Money to arise by the Sale thereof in the Manner therein-mentioned.”

“32. An Act to enable William Tuffnell Joliff Esquire, Lord of the Manor of Barners, otherwiseBarnersbury, in Islington, in the County of Middlesex, to grant Building Leases of the Demesne Lands thereto, and to rate and assess Fines on certain Copyhold Lands within the Said Manor, for encouraging the Tenants to build thereon.”

33. An Act for Sale of the Freehold Estate late of Roger Drake Esquire, deceased, and for laying out the Money arising thereby, for the Benefit of Roger Drake, an Infant, his eldest Son and Heir at Law.”

“34. An Act for making a Building intended for a Chapel, lately erected by William Wright Esquire, in the Township of Stockport, and County and Diocese of Chester, a perpetual Cure and Benefice, and for endowing the same.”

“35. An Act or dividing and enclosing Common and Heath called Navestock common and Heath, within the Manors of Navestock and Lofthall, in the County of Essex.”

“36. An Act for selling Part of a Green, called Nuns Green, in the Borough of Derby, in the County of Derby, and for applying the Money arising from the Sale thereof in the Improvement of the remaining Part of the Said Green, and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“37.An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Lands, and Grounds, in Welwick and Wecton, in the Parish of Welwick in Holdernesse, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

“38. An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Fields, Meadows, Waste and other Commonable Lands, lying within the Manor or Liberty of Little Sheepy, in the County of Leicester.

“39. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadow Grounds, and Common Fen, in the Parish of Morton, in the County of Lincoln; and for draining and improving the Said Fen.”

“40. An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open and Common Fields, Meadows, and Commons, within the Lordship or Liberty of Ashby de la Zouch, in the County of Leicester.

“41. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Willoughton, in the County of Lincoln.

“42. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons, Waste Grounds, Open Fields, Common Meadows, and Common Pastures, in the Liberty of Littleover, within the Parish of Mickleover, in the County of Derby.

“43. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Commons and Town Fields, within the Township of East Ayton, in the parish of seamer, in the County or York.

“44. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Common Meadows, and Common Pastures, in the Parish of Normanton, next Derby, in the County of Derby.

“45. An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands, and Low Grounds, in the Parishes of Lakenheath and Brandon, in the County of Suffolk.”

“46. An Act For dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parishes of Lilley and Offley, in the County of Hertford, except a certain Sheep Down commonly called Lilley Hoo, in the Parish, of Lilley, and certain Lands, Part of the Said Common Fields lying South-east of West Lane End, The Mill House, and Cold's Cross, and North-east of the Town of Offley.

“47. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, within the Township of North Burton, otherwise Burton Fleming, in the County of York”

“48. An Act for dividing and enclosing the open Fields, Meadows, and Commonable Lands, within the Liberties of Epperstone, in the County of Nottingham.

“49. An Act for dividing and enclosing several Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Wavertree, in the Parish of Childwall, in the County Palatine of Lancaster”

“50. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands, within the Parish and Liberties of Burton Joyce and Bulcoate, in the County of Nottingham.

“51. An Act for making the Exemplification of the last Will of Richard Fitz Gerald Esquire, deceased, Evidence in all Courts of Law and Equity in Great Britain and Ireland.

“52. An Act to enable Reynold Thomas, an Infant, and his Heirs, to take and use the Surname of Deere, pursuant to the Will of Reynold Deere deceased.”

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, severally, by the Clerk Assistant in these Words 5 (videlicet),

Soit fait comme il est desire.

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Horncastle Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Cow Pastures, and other Commons and Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Toynton Supra, within the Manor of Horncastle, in the County of Lincoln.

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C that the Lords have agreed to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Pechell and Mr. Montague:

To acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the Said Bill without any Amendment.

Ogle against Webbe.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Webbe Esquire, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein William Ogle Gentleman, is Plaintiff;

Myles against Parsons.

And also upon reading the Petition of Michael Parsons, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Thomas Myles is Plaintiff; setting forth, “That the Plaintiffs have not assigned Errors within the Time limited by the Order of the House;” and therefore praying, “That the Said Writs of Error may be Non pross'd with such Costs as to their Lordships shall seem meet:”

Writs of Error non-pros'd with Costs.

It is Ordered, That the Said Petitioners do forth-with enter a Non-pros. on the Said Writs of Error, as desired; and that the Records be remitted to the Court of King's Bench, to the End Execution may be had upon the Judgements given by that Court, as if no such Writs of Error had been brought into this House: And further, That the Plaintiffs in Error do pay, or cause to be paid to the Defendants in Error, the Sum of Twenty Pounds each for their Costs, by reason of the Delay of the Execution of the Said Judgements.

Message from H. C. to return Fitzroy's Bill.

A message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Sandys and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to subject and charge a competent Part of the Manor and Lordship of Tottenham Hall, otherwise Tottenham Court, in the County of Middlesex, and of the Lands and Hereditaments thereunto belonging, with the Payment of a perpetual yearly Rent Charge to Doctor Richard Browne and his Successors; and for divesting the Fee Simple and Inheritance of the Said Premises out of him and his Successors, and for vesting the same in Trustees to the Use of Charles Fitzroy Esquire, and Ann his Wife, and their Issue, with such Powers and Authorities as are therein mentioned;“and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, with One Amendment, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendment made by the Commons to the Said Bill:

And the same being read Three Times by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House:

And a message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers, to acquaint them therewith.

Douglas et al. against D. Hamilton et al.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Archibald Douglas Esquire, and others, are Appellants, and George James Duke of Hamilton, and others, are Respondents:”

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the Said Cause, by Counsel at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Lottery Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by way of Annuities and a Lottery, attended with Annuities, to be charged on the Sinking Fund; and for carrying certain Duties on Wines, and on Cyder and Perry, granted by Two Acts of the Third and Sixth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, to the Said Fund.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sinking Fund Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund; and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and sixty-eight and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

To acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the Said Bills without any Amendment.

Message from H. C. to return La Forest's Naturalization Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Admiral Franklin and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Lawrence La Forest;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same without any Amendment.

and Mr. Yorke's Bill:

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. John Yorke and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estate of the Honourable and Reverend James Yorke and Mary his Wife, situate in Arlington Street, in the County of Middlesex in Trustees, to be conveyed pursuant to Articles entered into for Sale thereof; and for laying out the Money thereby stipulated to be paid, in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the same Uses;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same without any Amendment.

and E. Harrington's Estate Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Thomas Townshend and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for rectifying a Mistake in the Name of One of the Trustees in the Settlement made of the Estates of the Right Honourable William Earl of Harrington, previous to his Marriage with the Right Honourable Caroline Countess of Harrington, his Wife;“and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same without any Amendment.

and Hawkins's Bill;

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Thomas Townshend and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for empowering Trustees, during the respective Minorities of the Four Infant Sons of Thomas Hawkins Esquire, deceased, to make Leases of Estates in the County of Cornwall, to which they are now successively entitled as Tenants in Tail under the Will of Philip Hawkins Esquire, deceased, and for other the Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same without any Amendment.

and Sir Thomas Gage's Estate:

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Gilbert and others;

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting in Trustees and their Heirs an entailed Estate in the County of Lincoln, of Sir Thomas Gage Baronet, Dame Lucy his Wife, and their Issue, in order that the same may be sold, and the Purchase Money applied for the Purposes in the Said Act mentioned; and for settling an Estate in the County of Suffolk of the Said Sir Thomas Gage, of greater Value, in lieu thereof;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same with some Amendments, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.”

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Said Bill:

And the same being read Three Times by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House:

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers, to acquaint them there with.

and Cotton's Bill;

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Frederick Montague and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Lands and Hereditaments, in the Parish of Warfield, in the County of Berks, with the Appurtenances, in John Hart Cotton of Warfield aforesaid, Esquire, and for settling and assuring in lieu thereof a Rent Charge of greater Value, to be issuing out of Part of the Said Land and Hereditaments, and also out of a capital Messuage and Lands in the Said Parish of Warfield, and in the Parish of Binfield, in the same County, or One of them, belonging to the Said John Hart Cotton, for the Purposes in the Act mentioned;“and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same without any Amendment.

and Wright's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Beck and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain undivided Shares belonging to Mary Wright an Infant, of and in several Messuages, Tenements, and Lands, in the County of Lancaster, in Trustees, to be sold, and for laying out the Money arising from the Sale thereof, in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the Use of the Said Infant and her Heirs, on the Part of her Mother, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;“and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same without any Amendment.

Gresham College Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for carrying into Execution an Agreement made between the Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London, and the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the Said City, and Stamp Brooksbank Esquire, Secretary to the Commissioners of His Majesty's Revenue of Excise, for the Purchase of Gresham College, and the Ground and Buildings thereunto belonging; and for vesting the same unalienably in the Crown, for the Purpose of erecting and building an Excise Office there; and for enabling the Lecturers of the Said College to marry, notwithstanding any Restriction contained in the Will of Sir Thomas Gresham Knight, deceased.”

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Delamereported from the Committee, “That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Winchester et al against Strode et Ux

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Winchester Esquire, Benjamin Wood, and George Langdale, Executors of Elizabeth Gouch Widow, deceased, complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery of the 16th Day of July 1767; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, or that the Appellants may have such Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet;” and that Edward Strode, and Lucy Naomi his Wife, may be required to answer the said Appeal:

It is Ordered, That the said Edward Strode and Lucy Naomi his Wife may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 22nd Day of this instant March.

Gresham College Bill.

Hodie 3avice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for carrying into Execution an Agreement made between the Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London, and the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the said City, and Stamp Brooksbank Esquire; Secretary to the Commissioners of His Majesty's Revenue of Excise, for the Purchase of Gresham College, and the Ground and Buildings thereunto belonging, and for vesting the same unalienably in the Crown, for the Purpose of erecting and building an Excise Office there; and for enabling the Lecturers of the said College to marry, notwithstanding any “Restriction contained in the Will of Sir Thomas Gresham Knight, deceased.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bill shall pass ?”

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

To acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the said Bill without any Amendment.

Message from H. C. to return Waring's Bill;

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Hill and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for confirming and carrying into Execution an Agreement dated the Twenty-fifth Day of December in the Year One thousand seven hundred and fifty-seven, between Waller Waring Esquire, and the Right Honourable Robert Lord Clive; and for vesting certain Estates in the Counties of Salop and Montgomery, in certain Trustees and their Heirs, for that Purpose;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same without any Amendment.

and Lord Bolingbroke's DivorceBill;

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Rigby and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Frederick Lord Viscount Bolingbroke with Lady Diana Spencer his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same without any Amendment.

and E. Pomfret's Estate Bill;

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Fitzherbert and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enabling and empowering the Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London, and their Successors, to sell and convey to the Right Honourable George Earl of Pomfret, the Lordship and Manor of Oxenforde, with the Messages, Lands, and Hereditaments thereto belonging, and for applying the Purchase Money to the Purposes therein mentioned and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same without any Amendment.

and E. Ferrers Estate Bill, with Amendments;

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Fitzherbert and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more effectually carrying into Execution an Act, made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for vesting in Trustees the settled Estate of Washington Earl Ferrers, in the County of Derby, to be sold for satisfying the Incumbrances and Portions affecting the same, and the Rest of his settled Estates, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same with some Amendments, to which they desire, their Lordships Concurrence.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the said Bill:

And the same being read Three Times by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House:

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers, to acquaint them therewith.

and Snainton Enclosure Bill, with Amendments agreed to;

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Fitzherbert and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Grounds, within the Township of Snainton, in the Parishes of Brompton and Ebberston, in the North Riding of the County of York;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

and Daly's Divorce Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Burke and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Charles Daly Esquire with Anna Statia Daly his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same without any Amendment.

Report of Peers Pedigrees.

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees for Privileges, to whom it was referred to consider of the Pedigrees of the Earl of Doncaster, the Earl Brooke and Earl of Warwick, and the Lord Digby, That the Committee had met, and received the Pedigrees of the said Lords, and examined the Heralds upon Oath, in relation thereto, at the Bar, who have fully verified the same, together with the Proofs thereof; and that the said Lords have respectively signed and certified the same to be true, to the best of their Knowledge, Information, and Belief, upon their Honour, pursuant to the Orders of this House.”

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, decimum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 10o Martii 1768.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Cumberland. Ds. Botetourt.
Epus. Cicestrien. Ds. Camden, Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby par.
Epus. Lincoln. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Richmond. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Exon. Dux Grafton. Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Beaufort. Ds. Ducie.
Dux Bolton. Ds. Godolphin.
Dux Bedford. Ds. Sandys.
Dux Gordon. Ds. Ravensworth.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Boston.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Westmorland. Ds. Digly.
Comes Winchelsea.
Comes Doncaster
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Delawar.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Weymouth.

PRAYERS.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

King present.

His Majesty being seated on the Throne, adorned with his Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended by His Officers of State (the Lords being in their Robes), commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, “It is His Majesty's “Pleasure they attend Him immediately in this House:”

Who being come, with their Speaker,

He, after a Speech to His Majesty, in relation to the Money Bills to be passed, delivered them to the Clerk, who brought them to the Table, where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow; (videlicet),

Bills passed.

“ 1. An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by way of Annuities, and a Lottery attended with Annuities, to be charged on the Sinking Fund; and for carrying certain Duties on Wines and on Cyder and Perry, granted by Two Acts of the Third and Sixth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, to the said Fund.”

“ 2. An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund; and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and fifty-eight; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament.”

To these Bills the Royal Assent was, severally, pronounced by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words:

“ Le Roy remercieses bons Sujets, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult.”

3. An Act for carrying into Execution an Agreement made between the Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London, and the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the said City, and Stamp Brooksbank Esquire, Secretary to the Commissioners of His Majesty's Revenue of Excise, for the Purchase of Gresham College, and the Ground and Buildings thereunto belonging, and for vesting the same unalienably in the Crown, for the Purpose of erecting and building an Excise Office there; and for enabling the Lecturers of the said College to marry; notwithstanding any Restriction contained in the Will of Sir Thomas Gresham Knight, deceased.”

To this Bill the Royal Assent was pronounced by the Clerk Assistant in these Words:

Le Roy le veult.”

“ 4. An Act for enabling and empowering the Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London, and their Successors, to sell and convey to the Right Honourable George Earl of Pomfret, the Lordship and Manor of Oxenforde, with the Messages, Lands, and Hereditaments thereto belonging, and for applying the Purchase Money to the Purposes therein mentioned.”

“5. An Act for the more effectually carrying into Execution An Act, made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for vesting in Trustees the settled Estate of Washington Earl Ferrers, in the County of Derby, to be sold for satisfying the Incumbrances and Portions affecting the same, and the rest of his settled Estates; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“6. An Act for rectifying a Mistake in the Name of One of the Trustees in the Settlement made of the Estates of the Right Honourable William Earl of Harrington, previous to his Marriage with the Right Honourable Caroline Countess of Harrington, his Wife.”

“7. An Act to subject and charge a competent Part of the Manor and Lordship of Tottenham Hall, otherwise Tottenham Court, in the County of Middlesex, and of the Lands and Hereditaments thereunto belonging, with the Payment of a perpetual yearly Rent Charge to Doctor Richard Browne and his Successors; and for diverting the Fee Simple and Inheritance of the said Premises out of him and his Successors, and for vesting the same in Trustees to the Use of Charles Fitzroy Esquire, and Ann his Wife, and their Issue, with such Powers and Authorities as are therein mentioned.”

“8. An Act for vesting in Trustees and their Heirs an entailed Estate in the County of Lincoln, of Sir Thomas Gage Baronet, Dame Lucy his Wife, and their Issue, in order that the same may be sold, and the Purchase Money applied for the Purposes in the said Act mentioned, and for settling an Estate in the County of Suffolk of the said Sir Thomas Gage, of greater Value, in lieu thereof.”

“9. An Act for vesting the settled Estate of William Nedham Esquire, in the Island of Jamaica, in Trustees for the Purposes therein mentioned.”

“10. An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of the Honourable and Reverend James Yorke and Mary his Wife, situate in Arlington Street, in the County of Middlesex, in Trustees, to be conveyed pursuant to Articles entered into for Sale thereof, and for laying out the Money thereby stipulated to be paid, in the Purchase of other Lands to be settled to the same Uses.”

“11. An Act for confirming and carrying into Execution an Agreement dated the Twenty-fifth Day of December, in the Year One thousand seven hundred and fifty-seven, between Walter Waring Esquire, and the Right Honourable Robert Lord Clive; and for vesting certain Estates in the Counties of Salop and Montgomery, in certain Trustees and their Heirs, for that Purpose.”

“12. An Act for vesting certain Lands and Hereditaments in the Parish of Warfield, in the County of Berks, with the Appurtenances, in John Hart Cotton, of Warfield aforesaid, Esquire, and for settling and assuring in lieu thereof a Rent Charge of greater Value, to be issuing out of Part of the said Lands and Hereditaments, and also out of a capital Message and Lands in the said Parish of Warfield, and in the Parish of Binfield, in the same County, or One of them, belonging to the said John Hart Cotton, for the Purposes in the Act mentioned.”

“13. An Act for empowering Trustees, during the respective Minorities of the Four Infant Sons of Thomas Hawkins Esquire, deceased, to make Leases of Estates in the County of Cornwall, to which they are successively entitled as Tenants in Tail under the Will of Philip Hawkins Esquire, deceased, and for other the Purposes therein mentioned.”

“14. An Act for vesting certain undivided Shares belonging to Mary Wright an Infant, of and in several Messages, Tenements, and Lands, in the County of Lancaster, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising from the Sale thereof in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the Use of the said Infant and her Heirs, on the Part of her Mother, and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“15. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands and' Grounds, in the Parish of Shipton upon charwell, in the County of Oxford”

“16. An Act for, dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Grounds, within the Township of Snainton, in the Parishes of Brompton and Ebberston, in the North Riding of the County of York.”

“17. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Cow Pastures, and other Commons and Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Toynton Supra, within the Manor of Horncastle, in the County of Lincoln.”

“18. An Act to enable the Right Honourable James Grenville, the Right Honourable Isaac Barre, and the Right Honourable Richard Rigby, to take, in Great Britain, the Oath of Office as Vice Treasurer, and Receiver General, and Paymaster General of all His Majesty's Revenues in the Kingdom of Ireland, and to qualify themselves for the Enjoyment of the said Offices.”

“19. An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Frederick Lord Viscount Bolingbroke with Lady Diana Spencer his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein-mentioned.”

“20; An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Charles Daly Esquire, with Anna Statia Daly his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“21. An Act for naturalizing Lawrence La Forest.”

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, severally, by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words; (videlicet,)

Soit fait comme il est desire.”

Then His Majesty was pleased to speak as follows:

“My Lords and Gentlemen,

His Majesty's Speech.

The Readiness with which you entered into the: Views I recommended to you at the Opening of this Session, and the Assiduity with which you have applied yourselves to the Dispatch of the Public Business, give Me great Satisfaction. At the same Time the affectionate Concern you have shewn for the Welfare of your Fellow Subjects by the salutary Laws passed for their Relief, in respect to the high Price of Provisions, cannot fail of securing to you their most grateful Regard.

“I have nothing new to communicate to you in Relation to Foreign Affairs. The apparent Interests of the several Powers in Europe, as well as the express Assurances I have received from them, leave me no Room to doubt of their Disposition to preserve the general Tranquillity: And, on My Part, you may rest assured, that every Measure that is consistent with the Honour of My Crown, and the Rights of My Subjects, shall be steadily directed to that most salutary Purpose.

Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

“Your Cheerfulness in granting the necessary Supplies, and your Attention to the Ease of My good Subjects in the Manner of raising them, equally demand My Acknowledgements. I see with Pleasure that you have been able to prosecute your Plan for the Diminution of the National Debt, without laying any additional Burthen upon My People.

My Lords and Gentlemen,

As the Time limited by Law for the Expiration of this Parliament now draws near, I have resolved forthwith to issue My Proclamation for dissolving; it, and for calling a new Parliament: But I cannot do this, without having first returned you My Thanks for the many signal Proofs you have given of the most affectionate Attachment to My Person, Family, and Government; the most faithful Attention to the Public Service, and the most earnest Zeal for the Preservation of Our excellent Constitution. When, by the vigorous Support which you gave Me during the War, I have been enabled, under the Divine Providence, to restore to My People the Blessings of Peace, you continued to exert yourselves with equal Alacrity and Steadiness in pursuing every Measure that could contribute to the Maintenance of the Public Safety and Tranquillity, which you well understood could not otherwise be preserved than by establishing, on a respectful Foundation, the Strength, the Credit, and the Commerce of the Nation. The large Supplies you have from Time to Time granted, and the wife Regulations you have made for these important Purposes, will, I am persuaded, be found to have been productive of the most beneficial Consequences.

“In the approaching Election of Representatives, I doubt not but My People will give Me fresh Proofs (fn. 1) to their Attachment to the true Interest of their Country, which I shall ever receive as the most acceptable Mark of their Affection to Me. The Welfare of all My Subjects is My first Object. Nothing therefore has ever given Me more real Concern, than to see any of them, in any Part of My Dominions, attempting to loosen those Bonds of Constitutional Subordination, so essential to the Welfare of the Whole. But it is with much Satisfaction that I now see them returning to a more just Sense of what their own Interest, no less than their Duty, indispensably requires of them, and thereby giving Me the Prospect of continuing to reign over an happy, because an united People.”

Then the Lord Chancellor, having received Directions from His Majesty, said,

My Lords and Gentlemen,

Parliament prorogued.

“ It is His Majesty's Royal Will and Pleasure, That this Parliament be prorogued to Thursday the Thirty-first Day of this instant March, to be then here held: And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Thursday the Thirty-first Day of this instant March.

16th March 1786.

Hitherto examined by us,

Morton,

Hopetoun,

Hawke.

Footnotes

1 Sic Origin.