House of Lords Journal Volume 32
April 1769, 21-30

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 32: April 1769, 21-30', Journal of the House of Lords volume 32: 1768-1770 (1767-1830), pp. 350-375. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113317 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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DIE Veneris 21o Aprilis 1769.
King present. Bills passed Report of Commissioner of Greenwich Hospital delivered. Militia Act to amend and continue, Bill. Ramsgate Harbour Bill. Wootton Enclosure Bill. Stoney Stratford, &c. Road Bill. Rochester Paving, &c. Bill. Bremley Enclosure Bill. Sudrook Enclosure Bill. Claypole Enclosure Bill. Beckingham and Sutton Enclosure Bill. For building a Chapter at Plymouth, Bill. For carrying Rice to South ern countries in America, Bill. Hereford, &c. Road Bill. Bishop Wilton Enclosure Bill. Address for Return of Persons fit to serve in the Militia: And for Sums paid by counties for not raising their Militia. Rolle's Bill. Tring, &c. Road Bill. Hitchin, & Road Bill. Sundon Enclosure Bill. Hucknal-Yorkard Enclosure Bill. Coin St. Aidwins Enclosure Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Six preceding Bills. Tonbridge, &c. Road Bill. Eriter Bridge &c. Road Bill. Stefford, &c. Road Bill. Message from H. C. to return Backins. and Holts Nat. Bill Jersey and Guernsey Exportation, &c. Bill. Adjourn DIE Lunæ, 24o Aprilis 1769.
The King's Answer to Addresses of Friday last. Horrington, &c. Enclosure Bill. Blackfriars, &c. Road Bill. Hereford, &c. Road Bill. Laneham. &c. Drainage Bill. Witnesses to attend on the Ramsgate Harbour Bill. Readings proved in Three Cause. To prevent destroying Mills, &c. Bill. Message from H. C. to return Dolman '. Bill. Sir Alexander Grant et al against Brodie. Message from H. C. to return the Bill for Grenville and E. Cornwalls to qualify for their Offices in Ireland. Brodie against Sir Ludovick Grant et al et e contra. Pavenham Enclosure Bill. Navy Harbour Moorings, Seamen's Wages, &c. hill. Message from H. C. to return Whitehurst's et Ux. Bill. Worcester Bridge Bill. Birmingham Streets, &c. Bill. Magdalen Hospital Bill. Message from H. C. to return Hurst's et al. Bill. Upper and Lower Middleton Cheney Enclosure Bill. Time limited for hearing Appeals. Kirkcudbright Claim of Peerage. Militia Act to amend and continue Sill. Exeter, &c. Road, &c. Bill. Leicester, &c. Roads Bill. Jersey and Guernsey Exportation, &c. Bill. Tonbridge, &c. Road Bill Bedworth, Enclosure, &c. Bill. Beckingham and Sutton Enclosure Bill. Message to H. C. with an Amendment to it. Sudbrook Enclosure Bill. Claypole Enclosure Bill. Rochester, Paving, &c. Bill: Stoney Straford, &c. Road Bill: Bramley Enclosure Bill: Wootton Enclosure Bill: Message to H. C. that thi Lords have agreed to the Six preceding Bill. For carrying Rice to Southern Country in America, Bill. Adjourn. DIE Martis, 25o Aprilis 1769.
Plunkett against L. Glerawley and Annesley. Plymouth Dock Chapel Bill. Thornley Enclosure Bill. Leicester, &c. Roads Bill. Trinity House Petition in Favour of the Ramsgate Harbour Bill. Lottery Bill Raw Hides, &c. to regulate the Importation of Bill. Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill. Message from H. C. to return Markham's Bill. and Canale's Nat. and Name Bills and Bertie's Estate Bill. and Hossman's Nat. Bill. Devon Poor Bill. Navy Harbour Moorings, Seamen's Wages, &c. Bill. To prevent destroying Mills, &c. Bill. Pavenham Enclosure Bill. Worcester Bridge Bill. Magdalen Hospital Bill. Upper and Lower Middleton Cheney Enclosure Bill. Birmingham Streets, &c. Bill. Stafford, &c. Road Bill. For carrying Rice to Southern Count sea in America, Bill Horsington, &c. Enclosure Bill. Blackfriars, &c. Road Bill: Hereford, &c. Road Bill. Laneham, &c Drainage Bill:, Message to H. C. that the Lord have agreed to the Five preceding Bill. Jersey and Guernsey Exportation, &c. Bill. Brodie against Sir Alexander Grant et al. Judgement. Sir Ludovic Grant et al. against Brodie: Interlocutor affirmed. Adjourn. DIE Mercurii, 26o Aprilis 1769.
Exeter Road and Bridge Bill; the King Consent signified to it. Worcester Bridge Bill Birmingham Streets, &c. Bill. Tonbridge, &c. Road Bill Devon Poor Bill. Bedworth Enclosure, &c. Bill. Pavenham Enclosure Bill. Magdalen Hospital Bill. Merchants of London Petition in Suppoi t ot the Ramsgate llaiboui Bill. Sinking Fund Bill. For applying certain Monies for the present Year, Bill. American Raw Silk Bill. Duties of Customs, &c. Bill. Naval Street, &c. Bill. Blidworth Enclosure Bill. Message from H. C. to return Ness et Ux. Bill. and Bleddington Enclosure Bill. Expiring Laws, Bill. Message from H. C. to return Pulteney a Bill, with Amendments. Lottery Bill. Raw Hides &c. to regulate the Imputation of, Bill. Aclome Enclosure Bill. To prevent destroying Mills, Bill. Navy Harbour Moorings, Seamen's Wages, &c. Bill. Dundas against Durham, ex-parte. Plunket against Vise, Glerawley. Ramsgate Harbour Bill. Adjourn. DIE Jovis, 27o Aprilis 1769.
Exeter Roads and Bridge Bill. Mosely to take the Name of Walsh, Bill. Chester, &c. koads Bill. Aclome Enclosure Bill; the King's Consent signified to it. Upper and Lower Middleton Cheney Enclosure Bill. For applying certain Monies for the present Year, Bill. American Raw Silk Bill, Sinking Fund Bill. Naval Stores, &c Bill. Expiring Laws Bill. Duties on Customs, &c. Bill. To prevent destroying Mills, &c. Bill: Jersey and Guernsey Exportation, &c. Bill. Navy Harbour Moorings, Seamen Writes, &c. Bill. Leicester Roads, &c. Bill. Thornley Enclosure Bill: Devon Poor Bill; Magdalen Hospital Bill: Worcester Budge and Road Bill. Plymouth Chapel Bill: Tonbridge, &c. Road Bill Pavenham Enclosure Bill Bedworth Enclosure Bill Birmingham Streets, &c. Bin. Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Thirteen preceding Bills; Collins against Sawrey et al. Lottery Bill. Raw Hidoe &c. to regulate the Importation of, Bill. Militia Bill. Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill. Blidworth Enclosure Bill. Adjourn. DIE Veneris, 28o Aprilis 1769.
Blidworth Enclosure Bill; the King's Content signified to it. Militia Bill. Exeter Roads and Bridge Bill. Chester, &c. Roads Bill. Upper and Lower Middleton Cheney Enclosure Bill: Aclome Enclosure Bill; Mosely to take the Name of Walsh, Bill: Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Five preceding Bills. Pulteney's Bill: Militia Bill: Lottery Bill: Raw Hides; &c. to regulate the Importation of, Bill. Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills. For applying certain Monies towards the present Year, Bill. American Raw Silk Bill. Sinking Fund Bill. Duties of Custom, &c Bill. Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill. Expiring Laws, &c. Bill. Naval Stores &c. Bill. Writs of Error: Hunter against Lownds; Hunter against Lownds Lovell and Whitehead against Chivers: Plaintiffs to assign Errors in Two Days. Olivant to enter into Recognizance on Collin's Appeal. Adjourn. Footnotes

DIE Veneris 21o Aprilis 1769.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Dux Cumberland.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Duresm.Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Winton.Dux Grafton.Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Cestrien.Dux Bedford.Ds. Romney.
Epus. Wigorn.Dux Portland.Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Sarum.Comes Talbot, Senescallus.Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Epus. Norvicen.Comes Denbigh.
Epus. Glocestr.Comes Westmorland.
Epus. Exon.Comes Shaftesbury.
Epus. Oxon.Comes Litchfield.
Epus. Meneven.Comes Berkeley.
Comes Scarborough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Strathmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Roseberry.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Darlington.
Comes De Lawarr.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

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 Yeoman 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 short Introduction 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:

Bills passed

“1. An Act for carrying into Execution certain Proposals made by the East India Company for the Payment of the Annual Sum of Four hundred thousand Pounds, for a limited Time, in respect of the Territorial Acquisitions and Revenues lately obtained in the East Indies.

“2. An Act for making perpetual an Act, made in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act to continue the Duties for Encouragement of the Coinage of Money.”

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

“Le Roy remercie bans Sujets, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult.

“3. An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors.”

“4. An Act to enable the justices of the Peace in the General Quarter Sessions of their respective Counties and Divisions to repair the Shire Halls, County Halls, or other Buildings, wherein the As sizes or Grand Sessions are usually held.”

“5. An Act for making and maintaining a navigable Canal from the Coventry Canal Navigation to the City of Oxford.”

“6. An Act for extending the Navigation of the River Calder to Salter Hebble Bridge, and to Sower by Bridge, in the county of York, and for repealing an Act for that Purpose.”

“7. An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act, passed in the Seventh Year of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for passing the Streets and other Places in that Part of the Parish of Saint Botolph Aldgate which lies in the County of Middlesex, and Part of a Street tailed East Smithfield, in the Precinct of Saint Catherine, and for cleansing, lighting, and watching, the same, and preventing Obstructions and Annoyances therein.”

“8. An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act of the Twenty-eighth of His late Majesty for the better enlightening and cleansing the Open Places, Squares, Streets, Lanes, Alleys, Passages, and Courts, within the Parish of Saint Bartholomew the Great, London, and regulating the Nightly Watch and Beadles within the said Parish; and for empowering the Trustees in the said Act named to pave the said Streets and other Places within the said Parish, and to remove Annoyances and Obstructions.”

“9. An Act for the more effectual paving, cleansing, lighting, and watching, the Streets, Lanes, Alleys, and Public Passages, in the Town of Gainsburgh, in the County of Lincoln, and for laying a Duty on all Coals brought to the said Town to be sold, and for applying the same to such Purposes.”

“10. An Act to empower the High Court of Chancery to lay out, upon Government Securities, a further Sum of Money, not exceeding a Sum therein limited, out of the Common and General Cash in the Bank of England, belonging to the Suitors of the said Court, and to apply the Interest arising therefrom towards answering the Charges of the Office of the Accountant General of the said Court.”

“11. An Act for the better Establishment of the Foundation of John, Michel Esquire, in the Queen's College in the University of Oxford; and for other the Purposes therein mentioned.”

“12. An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Thirty-first Year of His late Majesty, for amending the Road from Pengate to Latchett's Bridge, and other Roads, in the County of Wilts, and for amending several Roads near adjoining to the said Roads.”

“13. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers, granted by an Act of the Twenty-third Year of His late Majesty, for repairing the Roads from Dunglass Bridge to the Town of Haddingtoun, and from thence to Ravenshaughburn, in the County of Haddingtoun.

“14. An Act for continuing and rendering more effectual an Act for repairing the Road from Bowes, in the County of York, to Brough under Stainmore, in the County of Westmorland and for repairing and widening the Road from Maiden Castle to Kaber Cross; and Also the Road from Maiden Castle to the Coal Works at Taylor Rig, and to Tan Hill and King's Pitts; and Also the Road from Barrow's Brow to Middle Sell Shyke Nook, in the said Counties; and Also from Tan Hill and King's Pitts to Beck Crooks, and Punchott Pasture West Gate to Whaw hone Head, and by Lilly Jocks to Reeth

“15. An Act to repeal so much of an Act, parted in the Second Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from the White Post on Haselden's Wood, in the Parish of Caranbrooke to Appledore Heathy and other Roads in the, County of Kent, as relates to the Road front Golford Green to Tanner's Vent; for enlarging the Terin and Powers of the said Act with respect to the other Roads therein contained; and for amending, the Road from the Turnpike Road, in the tariffs of Tenterden, through Rohenden, to the Turnpike Road in the Parish of Newenden, in the said County.”

“16. An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from Tal y Cafn Ferry, in the County of Carnarvon, and through the Towns of Conway, Bangor, and Carnarvon, to the Town of Pellhely, in the same County.”

“17. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Maidstone, through Testling, to Key Street, in the Parishes of Borden and Bobbing, in the County of Kent;

“18. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Beverley to the Ferry at Hessle, and from the Malton Guide Post to the Gravel Pit at Cottingham, in the County of York;

“19. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Cheadle to Botham House, and from thence to Butterton Moor End, in the County of Stafford;

“20. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Darly Moor, in the County of Derby, to Ellaston, in the County of Stafford, and from thence to the Turnpike Road between Leek and Ashborne, in the said Counties of Derby and Stafford:

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

Le Roy le veult.

“21. An Act for selling the Capital Messuage or Mansion House called Percy Lodge, and divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Bucks, devised by the Will of the Most Noble Frances late Duchess Dowager of Sohietfet; and for laying out the Money! arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in lieu thereof, to the same Uses.”

“22. An Act for vesting Part of the Real Estate, devised and directed to be Purchased by the Will of Henry Earl of Shelburne, in the Kingdom of Ireland, deceased, and in Tokenhouse Yard, London, in Trustees, to be sold or mortgaged; and for laying out the Money arising by Sale or Mortgage thereof in the Purchase of Manors, Lands, or Hereditaments, in England, to be settled to the Uses of his said Will, and for enabling the Persons therein mentioned to grant such Leases as are therein expressed.”

“23. An Act for changing and altering the Course of Descent (of Copyhold Estates, held of the Manor of Wolverley, in the County of Worcester) from the Nature of Borough English, to the Course of Descent according to Common Law.”

“24. An Act to, enable the Reverend Christopher Wilson Doctor in Divinity, Prebendary of the Cathedral Church of Saint Paul, London, to make, and grant unto the Mayor, and Commonalty, and Citizens, of the City of London, a Lease of the Prebendal Estate of, Halliwell and Finsbury, in the Suburbs of the said City, for a Term of Ninety-nine Years.”

“25. An Act for vesting the Settled Estate of John Barrow, in the County of Chester, in Trustees, to be sold for the Pay merit of Debts and other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“26. An Act for vesting the Real Estates late of Richard Chichester Esquire deceased, in England, in Trustees, to be sold to raise Money to be applied to pay off the Legacies charged upon and affecting the same, and the Interest thereof, under the, Direction of the Court of Chancery, and for the other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“27. An Act to empower Anthony, Chapman Esquire to grant Leases of Part of his Settled Estates in the County of Middlesex and City of London.

“28. An Act for dividing the Vicarage of Kingston upon Thames, in the County of Surrey, with the several Chapelries or Curacies thereto belonging, or thereon dependent, into Two separate Vicarages, and Two separate perpetual Curacies, in such Manner as is therein mentioned.”

“29. An Act to enable the Corporation of the City of Bristol to exchange the Building of the Hospital called Queen Elizabeth's Hospital, for the Building called The Bartholomew's, in the said City, and for altering the Times for holding Bristol Fairs.”

“30. An Act for enclosing and dividing several Woods and Woodlands, and a certain Close or Pareel of Land or Ground called West Coat Wood Close, and the Commons and Waste Grounds within the Manors of Saint Catherine End, in the Parish of Ryslip, in the County of Middlesex.

“31. An Act for dividing and enclosing several Common Arable Fields, Common Pastures, and other enclosed Grounds, within the Township of Youlthorpe, in the East Riding of, the County of York.

“32. An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Meadows, Ings, Stinted Pastures, and other Lands and Grounds, within the Manor of Poppleton, and a Piece of Waste Ground called Scaglethorpe Moor, in the Manor of Scaglethorpe, all in the County of the City of York.

“33. An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Grounds, Common, and Waste within within the Township of Ebberston, in the County of York, and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“34. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Arable Fields, Meadow Grounds, Commons, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Township of Hutton Cranswick, in the East Riding of the County of York.

“35. An Act for dividing and enclosing several Common Arable Fields, in the Moor or Common within the Township of Haxby, in the North Riding of the County of York.

“36. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Hamlet of Knuston, in the Parish of Chester, in the County of Northampton.

“37. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Orton, in the County of Westmorland

“38. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields and Commonable Lands, in the Parishes of Chipping Norton and Salford, in the County of Oxford.

“39. An Act for dividing and enclosing a Moor or Common called Troughend Common, in the Parish of Elsdon, in the County of Northumberland.

“40. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields of Fleckney, in the County of Leicester.

“41. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Downs, and Commonable Lands, lying within the Manors and Parishes of Holyrood Ampney otherwise Ampney Cruris, and Ampney Mary otherwise Ashbrook, in the County of Gloucester.

“42. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields of Thurlston, otherwise Thurlston, in the County of Leicester.

“43. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Walle Grounds of the Township of Wigginton, in the County of York.

“44. An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Aiable Lands, and Waste Grounds, within the several Manors and Lordships of,Laughton-en-le-Morthen, Slade Hooton, and Hooton Slade, in the Parish of Laughton-en-le-Morthen, in the West Riding of the County of York.

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

Soit fait comme il est desire

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire, and the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Report of Commissioner 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 out of the Rents and Profits of the Derwentwater Estate, between the 30th November 1767 and the Ist of December 1768, 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.

Militia Act to amend and continue, Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, “An Act for explaining, amending, and continuing, an Act, made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the several Laws now in being relating to the raising and training the Militia within that Part of Great Britain called England,” be read a Second Time on Tuesday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Ramsgate Harbour Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for enlarging and maintaining the Harbour of Ramsgate, and for cleansing, amending, and preserving, the Haven of Sandwich,” be read a Second Time on Wednesday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Wootton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Wootton, in the County of Oxford,” 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 Amendmemt.”

Stoney Stratford, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth Also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing the Road from Stoney Stratford, in the County of Bucks, through the Towns of Buckingham and Bicester, to the Town of Woodstock, in the County of Oxford,” 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.”

Rochester Paving, &c. Bill.

The Lord Delamer made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for paving, cleansing, lighting, and watching, the High Streets and Lanes in the Parish of Saint Nicholas, within the City of Rochester and Parish of Strood, in the County of Kent, and for making a Road through Star Lane across certain Fields adjoining thereto to Chatham Hill, in the said County,” was committed.

Bremley Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Delamer Also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons or Moors within the Township of Bramley, in the Parish of Brathwell, 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.”

Sudrook Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Delamer made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands, in the Liberties of Sudbrook, within the Manor and Parish of Ancaster, in the County of Lincoln” was committed.

Claypole Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Delamer made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, and Pastures, in the Lordship of Claypole, within the Manor and Parish of Claypole, in the County of Lincoln,” was committed.

Beckingham and Sutton 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, Common Pastures, and Waste Grounds, within the Townships of Beckingham and Sutton, in the Manor and Parish of Beckingham, 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 made One Amendment thereto.”

Which Amendment was read by the Clerk as follows:

“Pr. 42. L. 1. After the Word [“satisfied”], insert Clause [“ A”]: And be it further enacted, That if any Person or Persons mail think him, her, or themselves aggrieved by any Thing done in pursuance of this Act, then, and in every such Case, (except in such Cases where the Orders and Determinations of the said Commissioners are directed to be final), he, she, or they, “may appeal to the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace which shall be held in and for the Parts of Kesteven, within the said County of Lincoln, within Six Calendar Months next After the Cause of Complaint shall have arisen; and the Justices in their said General Quarter Sessions are hereby required to hear and determine the Matter of every such Appeal, and to make such Order therein, as to them, in their Discretion, shall seem reasonable; which Determination of the said Justices shall be final and conclusive to all Parties concerned, and shall not be removed or removeable by Certiorari, or any other Writ or Process whatsoever, into any of His Majesty's Courts of Record at Westminster, or elsewhere”].

And the same, being again read by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

For building a Chapter at Plymouth, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for building a Chapel at Plymouth Dock, in the Parish of Stoke Damerell, in the County of Devon.

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

D. Grafton.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Willoughby Par.
D. Bedford.L. Bp. Durham.L. Berkeley Str.
D. Portland.L. Bp. Winchester.L. Delamer.
Ld. Steward.L. Bp. Chester.L. Romney.
E. Denbigh.L. Bp. Worcester.L. Sandys.
E. Westmorland.L. Bp. Salisbury.L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Shaftesbury.L. Bp. Norwich.
E. Litchfield.L. Bp. Gloucester.
E. Berkeley.L. Bp. Exeter.
E. Scarborough.L. Bp. Oxford.
E. Coventry.L. Bp. St. Davids.
E. Strathmore.
E. Marchmont.
E. Roseberry.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Darlington.
E. De Lawarr.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, tp 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.

For carrying Rice to South ern countries in America, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue certain Laws, therein mentioned, for granting, for a limited Time, a Liberty to carry Rice from His, Majesty's Provinces of South and North Carolina and Georgia, directly to any Part of America, to the Southward of the said Provinces, subject to the like Duty as is now paid on the Exportation of Rice from the said Colonies to Places in Europe, situate to the Southward of Cape Finisterre

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

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

Hereford, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts, passed in the Third and Twenty-second Years of His late Majesty, for repairing the several Roads leading into the City of Hereford; and for amending the Roads to Lancloudy Hill and Langua Bridge.”

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.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for Laneharo, embanking, draining, and preserving, certain Low Drainae Bin Grounds, in the Parishes or Townships of Laneham, Rampton, Treswell, South Leverton, North Leverton, Habblesthorpe otherwise Apesthorpe, Littlebrough,Sturton, Fenton, and West Burton, in the County of Nottingham.”

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.

Bishop Wilton Enclosure Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendment made by the Commons to the Amendment made by this House, to the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Common Pastures, and Parcels of Land and Grounds, within the Township of Bishop Wilton, in the East Riding of the County of York.

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 Mr. Montague and Mr. Cuddon:

To acquaint them therewith.

Address for Return of Persons fit to serve in the Militia:

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented td His Majesty, That He will be graciously pleased to give Directions, that there be laid before this House, the several Returns of the Lord Lieutenants of this Kingdom to His Majesty's Privy Council, of the true State of the Number of Persons fit to serve in the Militia, pursuant to an Act of the Second Year of His present Majesty.

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty, by the Lords with “White Staves.

And for Sums paid by counties for not raising their Militia.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, That He will be graciously pleased to give Directions, that there be laid before this House, an Account of such Sums of Money as have been paid into His Majesty's Exchequer from any County in pursuance of any Act for raising and training the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England, from the Year 1762 to 1768, as far as the same can be made up, distinguishing the Sums paid by each County in each Year, and how, the same has been disposed of.

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty, by the Lords with White Staves.

Rolle's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for discharging certain Estates of Denys Rolls Esquire, in the Counties of Somerset and Wilts, from the Uses thereof limited and declared; and for vesting the same in Trustees, to be sold, and applying the Purchase Money for the Purposes therein mentioned; and for settling other Estates, in the County of Devon, of greater Value, to the like Uses.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Tring, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing the Roads leading from the Turnpike Road in Tring, in the County of Hertford, through Dunstable, Hitchin, Baldock, and Royston, to the Turnpike Road at or near Bourn Bridge; and from the West End of Wellbury Lane to the Turnpike Road at the South End of Barton, in the Counties of Hertford, Bucks, Bedford, and Cambridge,”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hitchin, & Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue and render more effectual, an Act, passed in the Thirtieth Year of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from Hitchin, in the County of Hertford, through Sheffield, to the Turnpike Road from Saint Albans to Bedford, and other Roads therein mentioned; and for repairing and widening the Road from Sheffield Way Post to the Turnpike Road at Henlow, in the County of Bedford.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sundon Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Sundon, in the County of Bedford

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hucknal-Yorkard Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing all the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and all other Open, Commonable, and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Hucknal-Yorkard, in the County of Nottingham.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Coin St. Aidwins Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Downs, and Commonable Lands, within the Manor and Lordship of Coin Saint Aldwins, in the County of Gloucester

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 Six 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.

Tonbridge, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to amend an Act, of the Fifth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing and widening the Road from Tonbridge to Maidstone, and from Wat's Cross to Cowden, in the County of Kent, so far as the same relates to the Repair of the Road from Wat's Cross to Cowden and for repairing the Roads leading from Sevenoaks Common to Crockhurst Hitch-Corner, and from Penso hurst Town, to Southborough, in the said County;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Eriter Bridge &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue and render more effectual Two Acts, for amending several Roads leading from the City of Exeter, and for repairing and widening several other Roads therein mentioned, and for rebuilding or repairing Exe Bridge, and making the Avenues leading thereto more commodious, and for building a Bridge over the Hiver Exe at or near Countess Wear, in the County of Devon,” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Stefford, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repealing so much of Two several Acts of Parliament, made and passed in the Seventeenth and Twenty-eighth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, as relate to the Road from the End of the County of Stafford, in the PoRoad towards the City of Chester, through Woor, in the County of Chester; Salop, to Nantwich, in the County of Chester; and from Nantwich to Tarporley. and from thence from through Tarvtn, in the said County of Chester, to the said City of Chester; and for more effectually repairing, widening, and supporting, the same Road, and Also for repairing and widening the Road from (fn. 1) Northwich, in the said County of Chester, to the Cross in Tarvin aforesaid;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return Backins. and Holts Nat. Bill

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Gerard Backus and Leonard Holls;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Jersey and Guernsey Exportation, &c. Bill.

A Message was mons, by Sir Charles Whithworth and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to permit the Inhabitants of Jersey and Guernsey to exported directly from thence to Newfoundland or the British Colonies in America, Goods necessary for the Fishery under certain Restrictions; and to import from thence non-enumerated Goods, (except Rum), and to land the same in the said Islands;” 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 Lunse; vicesimum quartum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 24o Aprilis 1769.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.Ds. Wiloughby Br.
Epus. Cestrien.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Willoughby Bar.
Epus. Landavcn.Dux Grafton.Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Exom.Dux Argyll.Ds. Trevor.
Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Romney.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.Ds. King.
Comes Suffolk.Ds. Sandys.
Comes Denbigh.Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Sandwich.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Rochford.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Roseberry.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Guilford.
Viscount Wentworth

PRAYERS.

The King's Answer to Addresses of Friday last.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, That the Lords with White Staves had waited on His Majesty with their Lordships Addresses of Friday last, and that His Majesty was pleased to say, He would give Directions accordingly.”

Horrington, &c. Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Sandwich reported from the Lords Committees, to whose the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enclosing certain Common and unenclosed Tracts of Land, in the Parishes of Horrington, Wincanton and Mapperton in the County of Somerset,” 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.”

Blackfriars, &c. Road Bill.

The Earl of Sandwich Also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for making a Road from the South End of Blackfriars Bridge to the present Turnpike Road cross Saint George's Fields, and from thence to some Place at or near the House called The Dog and Duck, and to Newington Butts, in the County of Surry; and for empowering the Trustees for carrying into Execution an Act, palled in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, to repair, light, and watch, the said Roads when made," 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.”

Hereford, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Sandys made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts, passed in the Third and Twenty-second Years of His late Majesty, for repairing the several Roads leading into the City of Hereford, and for amending the Roads to Lancloudy Hill and Langua Bridge” was committed.

Laneham. &c. Drainage Bill.

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for embanking, draining, and preserving, certain Low Grounds in the Parishes or Townships of Lancham, Rampton, Treswell, South Leverton, North Leverton, Habblesthorpe otherwise Apesphorpe, Littlebrough, Sturton, Fenton, and West Burton, 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 directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Witnesses to attend on the Ramsgate Harbour Bill.

Ordered, That John barker Esquire, Thomas Bennett Esquire, Thomas Preston, and William Evans, do attend this House on Wednesday next, in order to be examined as Witnesses upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for enlarging and maintaining the Harbour of Ramsgate, and for cleansing, amending, and preserving the Haven of Sandwich.”

Readings proved in Three Cause.

The House being informed, That George Cannon attended in order to deliver in certain Pleadings and Proceedings in Three Causes depending in this House; in the First of which James Kealy is Appellant, and George Dawes Gentleman, is Respondent; in the Second, Arthur James Plunket Esquire is Appellant, and William Lord Viscount Glerawley, in the Kingdom of Ireland, and another, are Respondents; and, in the last, William Carrique Ponsonby Esquire is Appellant, and Prudence Adams et al. are Respondents:”

He was called in, and delivered the same at the Bar, and attested upon Oath, They were true Copies, he having examined them with the Originals “o in the proper Offices in Ireland

And then he withdrew.

To prevent destroying Mills, &c. Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Clavering and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual Punishment of such Persons as mall demolish or pull down, burn, or otherwise destroy or spoil, any Mill or Mills, and for preventing the destroying or damaging of Engines for draining Collieries and Mines, or Bridges, Waggon Ways, or other Things used in conveying Coals, Lead, Tin, or other Minerals from Mines; or Fences for enclosing Lands in puisuance of Acts of Parliament;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return Dolman '. Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for revoking and making void Part of the Trusts declared by an Act of Parliament, passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for selling Part of the Settled Estates of Robert Dolmon Esquire, in Pockington and elsewhere, in the County of York, for discharging the Debts and Incumbrances of himself and Robert Dcbvan the Younger his eldest Son, affecting the same; and for making Provision for Robert Dolman the Younger, and for the younger Children of Robert Dolman the Elder, and for declaring other Trusts relative thereto;” and for making Provision for Payment of other Debts and Incumbrances of the said Robert Dolman the Elder and Robert Dolman the Younger, not provided for by the said Act; and for making a Recompence and Provision for the First and other Sons in Succession, or other Heirs, of the Bodies of the said Robert Dolman the Younger and Peggy his Wife, during the Lives of their said Father and Mother, and the Survivor of them, and for the better Security of Purchasers under the said Act;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Sir Alexander Grant et al against Brodie.

The Answer of Alexander Brodie of Lethen Esquire, to the Appeal of Sir Alexander Grant Baronet and others, was this Day brought in.

The House being moved, That this Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Sir Ludovick Grant and others are Appellants, and Alexander Brodie of Lethen Esquire is Respondent, with the original Appeal, wherein Alexander Brodie of Lethen Esquire is Appellant, and Sir Ludovick Grant Baronet and others are Respondents:”

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar this Day, with the said original Appeal, as desired.

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

Message from H. C. to return the Bill for Grenville and E. Cornwalls to qualify for their Offices in Ireland.

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable and the Right Honourable James Grenville and the Right Honourable Charles Earl Cotnzyallis, to take, in their offices 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.

Brodie against Sir Ludovick Grant et al et e contra.

After hearing Counsel in Part in Two Causes, in the First of which Alexander Brodie of Lethen Esquire, is Appellant, and Sir Ludovick Grant Baronet and others are Respondents; and in the other, Sir Ludovick Gram Baronet and others are Appellants, and Alexander Brodie of Lethen Esquire is Respondent:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of these Causes be adjourned till Tomorrow.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, and other un-enclosed Grounds, within the Manor and Township of Aclome, in the East Riding of the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Pavenham Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Parish and Liberty of Pavenham, in the County of Bedford;” to which they, desire the Concurrence of this House.

Navy Harbour Moorings, Seamen's Wages, &c. hill.

A Message was brought from the Home of Commons, by Mr. Stephens and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repealing so much of an Act, passed in the Tenth Year oi Her late Majesty Queen Anne, as relates to the Harbour Moorings oF the Royal Navy, and for the more effectual Preservation of such Harbour Moorings, and Punishment of Persons guilty of stealing or embezzling His Majesty's Naval Stores, or Forgery or Perjury in relation to Seamen's Wages; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return Whitehurst's et Ux. Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of the Reverend Thomas Whitehurst Clerk and Sarah his Wife, in the Counties of Hertford and Bedford, in the said Thomas Whitehurst, in Fee Simple, and for settling other Estates of the said Thomas Whitehurst, in the said County of Hertford, to the same Uses as the said Estates were settled;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Worcester Bridge Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for building a Bridge at Worcester over the River Seventy and for opening convenient Avenues to the said Bridge,” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Birmingham Streets, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for laying open and widening certain Ways and Passages within the Town of Birmingham, and for cleansing and lighting the Streets, Lanes, Ways, and Passages there, and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Obstructions therein;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Magdalen Hospital Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Common's, by the Lord Beauchamp and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the establishing and well-governing an Hospital for the Reception, Maintenance, and Employment, of Penitent prostitutes, and for extinguishing the Right of Common of and in certain Lands in Saint George's Fields in the County of Surrey;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return Hurst's et al. Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for confirming and carrying into Execution certain, Agreements entered into between William Hurst, William Powell, Esquires, and others, for raising Money out of the Estates late of Thomas Herbert Esquire, in the. Counties of Glamorgan and Monmouth, for Payment of the Debts and Legacies of Lucy Allen, and for other Purposes, and for settling the Residue of the said Estates to the Uses of her Will;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Upper and Lower Middleton Cheney Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Open and Common Field, and Commonable Lands, in the Townships and Liberties of Upper Middleton Cheney and Lower Middleton , Cheney, in the County of Northampton;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Time limited for hearing Appeals.

Ordered, That this House will hear nd more Causes this Session, than the Two which are now in hearing.

Kirkcudbright Claim of Peerage.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee of Privileges appointed to consider of the Petition of Lieutenant John Mac Clellan, claiming the Title of Lord Kirkcudbright, which stands appointed for Tomorrow, be put off still the next Session of Parliament; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General, and the Lord Advocate for Scotland,

Militia Act to amend and continue Sill.

Ordered, That the Second, Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for explaining, amending, and continuing an Act, made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and reduce, into One Act of Parliament, the several Laws now being relating to the railing and training the Militia, within that Part of Great Britain called England” which stands appointed for Tomorrow, be put off to Thursday next, and the Lords to be summoned.

Exeter, &c. Road, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue and render more effectual, Two Acts for amending several Roads leading from the City of Exeter, and for repairing and widening several other Roads therein mentioned, and for rebuilding or repairing Exe Bridge, and making the Avenues leading thereto more commodious, and for building a Bridge over the River Exe at or near Countess Wear, in the County of Devon

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

Ld. President.L. Bp. Durham.L. Willoughby Br.
D. Grafton.L. Bp. Chester.L. Willoughby Par.
D. ArgyllL. Bp. Landaff.L. Delamer.
D. Bridgewater.L. Bp. Exeter.L. Trevor.
Ld. Chamberlain.L. Romney.
E. Suffolk.L. King.
E. Denbigh.L. Sandys.
E. Sandwich.L. Ravensworth.
E. Rochford.L. Walpole.
E. Abercorn.L. Lyttelton.
E. Marchmont.L. Scarsdale.
E. Roseberry.
E. Oxford.
E. Pomfret.
E. Bucks.
E. Guilford.
V. Wentworth.

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

Leicester, &c. Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual an Act, patted in the Twenty-seventh Year of King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from Leicester to Narborough, and from Leicester to Coventry and from thence through Kenilworth to Warwick, and other Roads, and for other Purposes in the said Act mentioned, so far as the same relates to the Road from the Borough of Leicester to the Town of Narborough, and from Leicester to Hinckley, in the County of Leicester.”

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.

Jersey and Guernsey Exportation, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to permit the Inhabitants of Jersey and Guernsey to export directly from thence to Newfoundland, or the British Colonies in America, Goods necessary for the Fishery, under certain Restrictions, and to import from thence non-enumerated Goods, (except Rum), and to land the same in the said Islands.”

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.

Tonbridge, &c. Road Bill

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to amend an Act of the Fifth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing and widening the Road from Tonbridge to Maidstone, and from Watt's Cross to Cowden, in the County of Kent, so far as the same relates to the Repair of the Road from Watts Cross to Cowden, and for repairing the Roads leading from Seven oaks Common to Crockhurst Hatch-Corner, and from Penshurst Town to Southborough, in the said County.”

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 Wednesday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Bedworth, Enclosure, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, in the Parish and Township of Bedworth, in the County of Warwick, and for regulating certain Charity Estates within the said Parish.”

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.

Beckingham and Sutton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and Waste Grounds, within the Townships of Beckingham and Sutton, in the Manor and Parish of Beckingham, in the County of Lincoln.”

The Question was put, “Whether this Bilk 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 Mr. Lane and Mr. Holford:

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.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands, in the Liberties of Sudbrook, within the Manor and Parish of Ancaster, in the County of Lincoln.”

Sudbrook Enclosure Bill.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Claypole Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, and Pastures, in the Lordship of Claypole, within the Manor and Parish of Claypole, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Rochester, Paving, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for paving, cleansing, lighting, and watching, the High Streets and Lanes in the Parish of Saint Nicholas, within the City of Rochester and Parish of Strood, in the County of Kent, and for making a Road through Star Lane across certain Fields adjoining thereto to Chatham Hill, in the said County.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative

Stoney Straford, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing the Road from Stoney Stratford, in the County of Bucks, through the Towns of Bucking ham and Bicester, to the Town of Woodstock, in the County of Oxford.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative

Bramley Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons or Moors within the Township of Bramley, in the Parish of Braithwell, in the County of York.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wootton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Wootton, in the County of Oxford.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that thi Lords have agreed to the Six preceding Bill.

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

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

For carrying Rice to Southern Country in America, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue certain Laws therein mentioned for granting for a limited Time, a Liberty to carry. Rice from His Majesty's Provinces of South and North Carolina and Georgia, directly to any Part of America to the Southward of the said Provinces, subject to the like Duty as is now paid on the Exportation of Rice from the said Colonies to Places in Europe, situate to the Southward of Cape Finisterre.”

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.”

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque Act et in diem Martis, vicesimum quintum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 25o Aprilis 1769.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt;

Archiep. Cantuar.Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Cestrien.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Cicestrien.Dux Grafton.Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Exon.Dux Bolton.Ds. Bathurst.
Dux Bedford.Ds. Sandys.
Dux Portland.Ds. Hyde.
Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Denbigh.Ds. Mamsfield.
Comes Sandwich.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Shasiehbury.Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Holdernesse.Ds. Digby.
Comes Scarborough.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Roseberry.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Plunkett against L. Glerawley and Annesley.

The Answer of the Right Honourable William Annestey Esquire, Lord Viscount Glarawley in the Kingdom of Ireland, and Arthur Annesley Esquire, to the Appeal of James Plunkett Esquire, was this Da brought in.

Plymouth Dock Chapel Bill.

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for building a Chapel at Plymouth Dock, in the Parish of Stoke Damerell, in the County of Devon,” 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.”

Thornley Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Delamer also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Moor or Common in the Township of Thornley, in the Parish of Wolsingham, and within the Manor of Brancepethem the County Palatine Durham, was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, as also the Petition to them referred, and had heard Counsel, and examined Witnesses for the Petitioners against the said Bill, upon their Petition; and had also heard Counsel for the Bill; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Leicester, &c. Roads Bill.

The Lord Delamer also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act, passed in the Twenty-seventh Year of King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from Leicester to Narborough, and from Leicester to Coventry, and from thence through Kenilworth to Warwick, and other Roads, and for other Purposes in the said Act mentioned, so far as the same relates to the Road from the Borough of Leicester, to the Town of Narborough, and from Leicester td Hinckley, in the County of Leicester,” 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.”

Trinity House Petition in Favour of the Ramsgate Harbour Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of the Master, Wardens, and Assistants, of the Corporation of Trinity House of Deptford Stroud; setting forth, “That, by an Act of Parliament, passed in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for enlarging and maintaining the Harbour of Ramsgate, and for cleansing, amending, and preserving, the Haven of Sandwich;” the Trustees thereby appointed were authorized to impose Duties on Shipping to be applied in the enlarging, building, finishing, and maintaining, the said Harbour, and in the Payment of Annuities to Persons contributing Money for that Purpose; that, in pursuance of the said Act, Duties were imposed upon all Ships, British and Foreign, passing by the said Harbour, and the same were collected in respect of all Vessels without Distinction, whether passing on the One Side or the other of the Goodwin Sands, until a late Determination in a Court of Law occasioned by the Refusal to pay the Duty in respect of a Daniel Ship, which in the Course of her Voyage took her Passage on the French or South-east Side of those Sands, whereby it was held; as the Petitioners are informed, That Ships, passing on the South-east Side of the Goodwin Sands, are not by that Act liable to the said Duties; that the Petitioners, considering the Nature of the Trust reposed in them respecting the Navigation of these Kingdoms, conceive it to be their Duty humbly to represent to their Lordships that the Harbour of Ramsgate, when completed, will, in their Judgement, be very useful and commodious to all Ships, British and Foreign, passing between the German Ocean and the English Channel, without Distinction, whether they pass on One Side or the other of the Goodwin Sands, the Petitioners being convinced that Ships passing on the French, or South east Side of those Sands, are not only capable of receiving Benefit from the said Harbour, in case of their being driven or obliged to put into The Downs by Storms or contrary Winds, which the Petitioners, from their Experience, well-know may, with Facility and without the Assistance of Pilots, be done, but also in Cases where Vessels have been stranded, or otherwise in Districts, on the South-east Side of those Sands, the Petitioners are well informed that such Ships have, upon Signals, frequently received Relief and Assistance from the People of Ramsgate, in some Instances have been brought safe into that Harbour, and in others have been supplied from thence with Anchors Cables, and other Necessaries; the Petitioners therefore being fully satisfied that the Harbour of Ramsgate will be of great Utility to Navigation in general, mod humbly pray, That the Bill now depending before their Lordships, to explain and amend the said Act of the Twenty-second Year of His late Majesty King George the Second may pass into a Law.”

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do He on the Table.

Lottery Bill

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Charles Whitworth and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money to be raised by a Lottery to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Raw Hides, &c. to regulate the Importation of Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Charles Whitworth and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to permit the free Importation of certain Raw Hides and Skins from Ireland and the British Plantations in America, for a limited Time, and for taking off the Duties upon Seal Skins tanned or tawed in this Kingdom, and for granting another Duty in Lieu thereof; for indemnifying all Persons with respect to advising or executing any of His Majesty's Orders of Council, prohibiting the Importation of Raw Hides, Horn, and Hooss, of insected Cattle; and to authorize the Prohibition of the Importation of such Hides, Horns, and Hooss, for the future;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Charles Whitworth and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “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 nine;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were read the First Time.

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

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting in Trustees, to be sold, the Freehold and Inheritance of the Estate of George Markham Esquire deceased, in the County of Lincoln, along with a precedent Term therein, and for other Purposes;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Canale's Nat. and Name Bills

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Samuel Candle Esquire, and to enable him and his Issue to take and use the Surname and Arms of Thorold;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Bertie's Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for obviating a Doubt arising on the Settlement of Peregrine Bertie Esquire with Catherine his present Wife;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Hossman's Nat. Bill.

A Message Was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Barrow and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing John Christian Hossman,” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Devon Poor Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “Ah Act for the more effectual Relief of the Poor in the County of Devon.

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

Ld. President.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Willoughby Br.
D. Grafton.L. Bp. Chester.L. Willoughby Bar.
D. Bolton.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Delamer.
D. Bedford.L. Bp. Exeter.L. Bathurst.
D. Portland.L. Sandys.
D. Bridgewater.L. Hyde.
E. Denbigh.L. Walpole.
E. Sandwich.L. Mansfield.
E. Shaftesbury.L. Lyttelton.
E. Holdernesse.L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Scarbrough.L. Digby.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Roseberry.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Halifax.
E. Guilford.
E. Ilchester.
E. Radnor.
V. Say & Sele.
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.

Navy Harbour Moorings, Seamen's Wages, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repealing so much of An Act, passed in the Tenth Year of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, as relates to the Harbour Moorings of me Royal Navy, and for the more effectual Preservation of such Harbour Moorings, and Punishment of Persons guilty of dealing or embezzling His Majesty's Naval Stores, or of Forgery or Perjury in relation to Seamen's Wages.”

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.

To prevent destroying Mills, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual Punishment of such Persons as mail demolish or pull down, burn, or otherwise destroy or spoil, any Mill or Mills; and for preventing; the destroying or damaging of Engines for drainaging Collieries and Mines, or Bridges, Waggon: Ways, or other Things used in conveying Coals, Lead, Tin, or other Minerals, from Mines; or Fences for enclosing Lands, in pursuance of Acts 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.

Pavenham Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Parish and Liberty of Pavenham, in the County of Bedford.”

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.

Worcester Bridge Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for building a Bridge at Worcester over the River Severn, and opening convenient Avenues to the said Bridge.”

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.

Magdalen Hospital Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the establishing and well-governing an Hospital for the Reception, Maintenance, and Employment, of Penitent Prostitutes, and for extinguishing the Right of Common of and in certain Lands in Saint George's Fields, in the County of Surrey.”

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.

Upper and Lower Middleton Cheney Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Open and Common Field, and Commonable Lands, in the Townships and Liberties of Upper Middleton Cheney and Lower Middleton Cheney, in the County of Northampton.

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.

Birmingham Streets, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for laying open and widening certain Ways and Passages within the Town of Birmingham, and for cleansing and lighting the Streets, Lanes, Ways, and Passages there, and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Obstructions therein.”

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, ar the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Stafford, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repealing so much of Two several Acts of Parliament, made and palled in the Seventeenth and Twenty-eighth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, as relate to the Road from the End of the County of Stafford, in the Post Road towards the City of Chester, through Woor in the County of Salop, to Nantwich in the County of Chester, and from Nantwich to Tarparley, and from thence through Tarvin, in the said County of Chester, to the said City of Chester, and for more effectually repairing, widening, and supporting, the same Road; and also for repairing and widening the Road from Northwich, in the said County of Chester, to the Cross in Tarvin aforesaid.”

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.

For carrying Rice to Southern Count sea in America, Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue certain Laws therein mentioned, for granting, for a limited Time, a Liberty to carry Rice from His Majesty's Provinces of South and North Carolina and Georgia, directly to any Part of America, to the Southward of the said Provinces, subject to the like Duty as is now paid on the Exportation of Brice from the said Colonies to Places in Europe, situate to the Southward of Cape Finisterre.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative

Horsington, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enclosing certain Common and unenclosed Tracts of Land in the Parishes of Horrington, Wincanton, and Mapperton, in the County ofSomerset.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Blackfriars, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for making a Road from the South End of Blackfriars Bridge, to the present Turnpike Road cross Saint George's Fields, and from thence to some Place at or near the House called The Dog and Duck, and to Newington Butts, in the County of Surry; and for empowering the Trustees for carrying into Execution an Act, paused in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, to repair, light, and watch, the said Roads when made.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hereford, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts passed in the Third and Twenty-second Years of His late Majesty, for repairing the several Roads leading into the City of Hereford, and for amending the Roads to Lan cloudy Hill and Lavgu Bridge.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Laneham, &c Drainage Bill:,

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for embanking, draining, and preserving, certain Low Grounds, in the Parishes or Townships of Laneham, Rampton, Treswell, South Leverton, North Leverton, Habblesthorpe otherwise Apesthorpe, Littlebrough, Sturton, Fenton, and West Burton, in the County of Nottingham.”

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 the Five preceding Bill.

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

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

Jersey and Guernsey Exportation, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to permit the Inhabitants of Jersey and Guernsey to export directly from thence to Newfoundland, or the British Colonies in America, Goods necessary for the Fishery, under certain Restrictions, and to import from thence non-enumerated Goods, (except Rum), and to land the same in the said Islands.”

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.”

Brodie against Sir Alexander Grant et al.

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Alexander Brodie of Lethen Esquire, complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 18th of November 1766, 18th of November, and 28th of January 1768; and praying, That the same might be reversed or varied, or that the Appellant might have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem just; as also, upon the Answer of Sir Alexander Grant Baronet, Sir Ludovick Grant Baronet, and others, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Judgement.

It is Ordered and Adjudged by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutors, of the 18th of November 1766, and 18th of November 1767, be, and the same are hereby affirmed: And it is hereby further ordered, That, in the Interlocutor of the 28th of January 1768, after the Words [“Ordinary Tides to be”], the Words [“at that Place or Point on the last Plan or Survey drawn by the said Peter Mey, and given in to Process by Special Order of Court, marked with the dotted Ink Line shaded about with Red, as it crosses or intertedls the River at Figure [“6”], on the East Side of the River below the Pool of Stockie Banksy and opposite to the Middle of what is marked delineated The Inch upon the West Side of the River, and which Place or Point is marked by the Lord President of this Date, as relative hereto”] be left out, and that the Words [“at the Points according to the Sketch, No. 1, upon the Plan made by Order of the Court of Session”], be inserted; and that after the Word [“and”], the Words [“upon the Admission of the Appelant in this Cause at the Bar”] be inserted; and that after the Words [“decern and declare the”], the Words [“same to be the”] be left out; and that after the Words [“in Time coming”], the Words [“to be a Line drawn upon the North-West Point of the Banks of Cullyre, across the Channel of the River through the Middle of Nicol Toungs Hillock, so far as to include below it a Part of the Pool of Cultyre, and of Course the whole Pool of Stockie Banks, and every other Part of the River below Cultyre be inserted; and that after the Word [“and”] the Words [“the Lords”] be left out; and that after the Word [“Plan”], and before the Word [“marked”], the Words [“to be”] be inserted; and that after the Word [“marked”] the Words [“as aforesaid”] be left out; and that the Words [“by the Lord President of the Court of Session as relative hereto, and”] be inserted: And it is hereby further ordered and adjudged, That this Interlocutor, thus varied, be, and the same is hereby affirmed.

Sir Ludovic Grant et al. against Brodie:

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Sir Ludovic Grant of Grant Baronet, Sir Alexander Grant of Dalvey Baronet, James Dunbar Esquire Advocate, and Captain Duncan Urquhart of Burdsyeards, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland of the 27th of January 1768; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, varied, or amended, or that the Appellants 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 Alexander Brodie of Lethen Esquire, put into the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutor affirmed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby dismissed this House; and that the said Interlocutor therein complained of be, and the same is hereby affirmed.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque Act et in diem Mercurii, vicesimum sextum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 26o Aprilis 1769.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Dux Gloucester.Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Winton.Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Cestrien.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Wigorn.Dux Grafton.Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Cicestrien.Dux Bolton.Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Norvicen.Dux Bedford.Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Lincoln.Dux Portland.Ds. King.
Epus. Exon.Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Sandys
Epus. Meneven.March. Rockingham.Ds. Ravensworth
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.Ds. Hyde.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Suffolk.Ds. Pelham.
Comes Denbigh.Ds. Milton.
Comes Sandwich.Ds. Digby.
Comes Shaftesbury.Ds. Sundridge
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Scarborough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Roseberry.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes De Lawarr.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Exeter Road and Bridge Bill; the King 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 to continue and render more effectual Two Acts for amending several Roads leading from the City of Exeter, and for repairing and widening several other Roads therein mentioned, and for rebuilding or repairing Exe Bridge, and making the Avenues leading thereto more commodious, and for building a Bridge over the River Exe, at of near Countess Wear in the County of Devon; was pleased to content, as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned, that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

Worcester Bridge Bill

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for building a Bridge at Worcester, over the River Severn, and opening convenient Avenues to the said Bridge,” 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 lame to the House,” without any Amendment.

Birmingham Streets, &c. Bill.

The Lord Delamer made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for laying open and widening certain Ways and Passages within the Town of Birminghamand for cleansing and lighting the Streets, Lanes, Ways, and Passages there, and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Obstructions therein,” was committed.

Tonbridge, &c. Road Bill

The Lord Delamer made the like Report from die Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to amend An Act of the Fifth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing and widening the Road from Tenbridge to Maidstone, and from Wats Cross to Cowden, in the County of Kent, so far as the same relates to the Repair of the Road from Wats Cross to Cowden; and for repairing the Roads leading from Sevenoaks Common to Crockhurst Hatch Corner, and from Penshurst Town to Southborough, in the said County,” was committed.

Devon Poor Bill.

The Lord Delamer made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual Relief of the Poor in the County of Devon,” was committed.

Bedworth Enclosure, &c. Bill.

The Lord Delamer also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, in the Parish and Township of Bedworth, in the County of Warwick, and for regulating certain Charity Estates within the said Parish, 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.

Pavenham Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Delamer made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Parish and Liberty of Pavenham, in the County of Bedford was committed.

Magdalen Hospital Bill.

The Lord Delamer also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the establishing and well-governing an Hospital for the Reception, Maintenance, and Employment, of Penitent Prostitutes, and for extinguishing the Right of Common of and in certain Lands in Saint Geovge's Fields, in the County of Surrey,” was committed.

Merchants of London Petition in Suppoi t ot the Ramsgate llaiboui Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants of the City of London, whole Names are thereunto subscribed, setting forth, “That, by an Act of Parliament, passed in the Twenty-second Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for maintaining the Harbour of Ramsgate; and for cleansing, amending, and preserving, the Haven of Sandwich, certain Rates and Duties are authorized to be imposed upon every British or Foreign Ship or vessel from, to, or by, Ramsgate, or coming into the Harbour there; that the said Rates and Duties have, from the Commencement of the said Act till very lately, as the Petitioners believe, been paid in respect of all British and Foreign Ships passing by the said Harbour, without Distinction, whether the same passed through or put into The Downs or not; but by a late Determination in a Court of Law, as the Petitioners are informed, Ships not actually passing through or coming into The Downs, are held not to be subject to the Payment of the said Duties under the aforesaid Act; that Vessels in the ordinary Course of their Voyages do not pass through The Downs, except those bound to or from the Port of London, and if the aforesaid Determination should continue to govern the Collection of the said Duties, the Expence of finishing the Works of the said Harbour will fall wholly upon the Merchants and Traders of London, which will be a very grievous Burthen upon them; that the Petitioners humbly submit to their Lordships Consideration, that Vessels passing on the French or South-east Side of the Goodwin Sands, have frequently, in Cases of Distress, received Assistance, and have been supplied with Necessaries, from Ramsgate Harbour; and the Petitioners apprehend that such contingent or eventual Benefit ought to subject them, in common with other Vessels passing through The Downs, (and more especially where their Destination is to or from any Port of Great Britain, to the Duties imposed by Authority of Parliament, for maintaining the said Harbour, which, when finished, will, in the Petitioners Judgements, be of great Utility to Navigation and therefore praying,” Their Lordships to take the Premises into Consideration, and that the Bill now depending, relating to the said Harbour, may pass into a Law:”

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

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, a certain Sum, therein mentioned, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and sixty-nine, and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

For applying certain Monies for the present Year, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for applying certain Monies, therein mentioned, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and sixty-nine; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

American Raw Silk Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for further encouraging the Growth and Culture of Raw Silk, in His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in America; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Duties of Customs, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for better securing the Duties of Customs upon certain Goods removed from the Out Ports and other Places to London; for regulating the Fees of the Officers of His Majesty's Customs in the Province of Senegamha in Africa; for allowing to the Receivers General of the Duties on Offices and Employments, in Scotland, a proper Compensation for their Trouble and Expences; for the better Preservation of Hollies, Thorns, and Quicksets, in Forests, Chaces, and Private Grounds, and of Trees and Underwoods in Forests and Chaces; and for authorizing the Exportation of a limited Quantity of an inferior Sort of Barley, called Bigg, from the Port of Kirkwall, in the Islands of Orkney;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Naval Street, &c. Bill.

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

With a Sill, intituled, “An Act for continuing, upon the Exportation of an imported in Foreign Ships, the Drawback of such Part of the Duties payable thereon as exceeds the Duties payable upon Iron imported in British Ships; to prohibit the Exportation of Pig and Bar Iron and certain Naval Stores, unless the Preemption thereof be offered to the Commissioners of the Navy; to repeal so much of an Act, made in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, as discontinued the Drawback upon Foreign Rough Hemp exported; for providing a Compensation to the Clerks in the Offices of the Principal Secretaries of State, for the Advantages such Clerks enjoyed before the Commencement of an Act, made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for preventing Frauds and Abuses in relation to the sending and receiving Letters and Packets free from the Duty of Postage; and to explain and amend the said Act;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Blidworth Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Common and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Blidworth, in the County of Nottingham;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Six Bills were, severally, read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return Ness et Ux. Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for indemnifying Thomas Ileton and Francis Twistleton Esquires, the Purchasers of certain Lands and Hereditaments in the County of Oxford, belonging to James Ness Gentleman and Charlotte his Wife, as to the Payment of their Purchase Money, and settling the same for the Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Bleddington Enclosure Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, in, the Parish of Bleddington, in the County of Gloucester;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Expiring Laws, Bill.

A Message was brought from the source of Commons; by Mr. Gilbert and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for reviving several As for preventing Abuses in making Bricks and Tiles, and for indemnifying Justices of the Peace and others who have acted under the said As, and for indemnifying Persons who have omitted to make and file Affidavits, and for allowing further Time for paying Duties omitted to be paid upon Contracts with Clerks and Apprentices; for making forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills, Lottery Tickets, Certificates, Receipts, Annuity Orders, and other Orders, lost, burnt, or destroyed; and for repaying to Joseph Glover and John Bill the Duty by them paid on a Cargo of Wheat, and for allowing the same to be landed for Home Consumption and for preventing Parish Poor being paid in base or counterfeit Coin;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return Pulteney a Bill, with Amendments.

A Message was brought from the House of commons, by Mr. Kynaston and others

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to empower the Trustees of the Will of the late General Pulteney to Purchase and exchange Lands and Grounds in the Manor of Bathwick, in the County of Somerset for the Purpose of making certain Roads and Ways to and from a free Bridge by them intended to be built over the River Avon, in the said County; and also to empower the Persons in Possession of the said Estate, for the Time being, undeif the said Will, to grant Leases of certain Lands and Houses in the said Manor; and likewise to enable the said Trustees to grant certain Grounds and Springs of Water, within the said Manor of Bathwick, to the Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens, of Bath, 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.

Lottery Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money to be raised by a Lottery.”

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.

Raw Hides &c. to regulate the Imputation of, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to permit the free Importation of certain Raw Hides and Skins from Ireland and the British Plantations in America, for a limited Time, and for taking off the Duties upon Seal Skins, tanned or tawed in this Kingdom; and for granting another Duty, in Lieu thereof; for indemnifying all Persons with respect to advising or executing any of His Majesty's Orders of Council prohibiting the Importation of Raw Hides, Horns, and Hoofs, of infected Cattle, and to authorize the Prohibition of that Importation of such Hides, Horns, and Hoofs for the future.”

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.

Aclome Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, and other un-enclosed Grounds, within the Manor and Township of Adome, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

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

Ld. President.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Harwich.
D. Grafton.L. Bp. Winchester.L. Willoughby Br.
D. Bolton.L. Bp. Chester.L. Willoughby Par.
D. Bedford.L. Bp. Worcester.L. Clifton.
D. Portland.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Berkeley Str.
D. Bridgewater.L. Bp. Norwich.L. Delamer.
Ld. Steward.L. Bp. Lincoln.L. King.
Ld. ChamberlainL. Bp. Exeter.L. Sandys.
E. Suffolk.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Ravensworth.
E. Denbigh.L. Hyde.
E. Sandwich.L. Lyttelton.
E. Shaftesbury.L. Pelham.
E. Holdernesse.L. Milton.
E. Scarborough.L. Digty.
E. Rochford.L. Sundridge.
E. Loudoun.
E. Marchmont.
E. Roseberry.
E. Oxford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Tankerville.
E. Halifax.
E. Pomfret.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Buckinghamshire.
E. Ilchester.
E. De Lawarr.
E. Radnor.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
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.

To prevent destroying Mills, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual Punishment of such Persons as shall demolish or pull down, burn, or otherwise destroy or spoil, any Mill or Mills; and for preventing the destroying or damaging of Engines for draining Collieries and Mines, or Bridges, Waggon Ways, or other Things used in conveying Coals, Lead, Tin, or other Minerals, from Mines; or Fences for enclosing Lands in pursuance of Acts 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.”.

Navy Harbour Moorings, Seamen's Wages, &c. Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repealing so much of an Act, passed in the Tenth Year of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, as relates to the Harbour Moorings of the Royal Navy, and for the more effectual Preservation of such Harbour Moorings, and Punishment of Persons guilty of dealing or embezzling His Majesty's Naval Stores, or of Forgery or Perjury in relation to Seamen's Wages.

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.”

Dundas against Durham, ex-parte.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for Hearing the Cause, wherein James Dundas of Dundas Esquire is Appellant” and Robert Durham is Respondent, ex-parte, the Respondent not having put in his Answer, though peremptorily ordered so to do:”

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, ex-parte by Counsel at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed, unless the Respondent put in an Answer in the mean Time.

Plunket against Vise, Glerawley.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for Hearing the Cause, wherein Arthur James Plunket Esquire is Appellant, and William Lord Viscount Glerawley in the Kingdom of Ireland, and another, 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.

Ramsgate Harbour Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for enlarging and maintaining the Harbour of Ramsgate; and for cleansing, amending, and preserving the Haven of Sandwich;” and for hearing Counsel for and against the same:

Counsel were accordingly called in; and the said Bill was read a Second Time.

Mr. Pryce was heard for the Petitioners against the Bill, and produced Christian Holme; who, being sworn, gave the House an Account “of the Course Ships generally steer coming by the Goodwin Sands, either in their coming from the Baltic, or in their going to it; as also that Danish Ships, if a Storm arises, the Wind at West, had rather steer away for The North Sea than come into The Downs; that if the Wind blows hard at South-West, no Assistance can be had from Ramsgate Harbour, but it may be had from Deal, which is distant from The Downs about Two or Three Miles, and that whatever Assistance was had from Ramsgate Harbour, the Pilots were paid for it, and not the Colleors of the Harbour Duties; and that Ships used to have Assistance from Ramsgate before the Harbour was made.”

He was cross-examined as to Ships having received Assistance from Ramsgate Harbour, and as to Ships going the other Side the Goodwin Sands in order to save the Ramsgate Duties.

Then Jeannes Thomas was called in and sworn, and gave an Account, of his having failed from Norway and The Baltic to Great Britain for Thirty Years and upwards, and that he always failed through the Middle of the Channel in a fair Wind, and in case of a Storm kept the open Sea; that when he was last in The Downs, on a Voyage from London to Lisbon, he rode there for Thirty-five Days, not being able to get into Ramsgate Harbour.”

Cross-examined as to the Time when he was there last, and as to his having been at Elsineur.

Christian Holme was again called in and examined as to the Duties paid at Elsineur by all Ships going through The Sound.

Then Mr. Graham was heard in Support of the Bill, and produced John Barker Esquire, a Trustee for Ramsgate Harbour; who being sworn, gave the House an Account, of his having been Twenty Years a Commissioner, and of his having been concerned for Twenty Years in the Mediterranean Trade, as a Captain of a Ship; that it (fn. 2) cost about 15,000 l. more to finish the Harbour; and that if this Bill should pass, the Trustees will be enabled, in Seven Years, to reduce the Duties upon Ships to Three Farthings per Ton, but, if it should not, all Ships will go the Back of the Goodwin Sands, or declare that they did, which it is impossible to disprove, and consequently no further Collection of Duties can be made, so the Works must necessarily go to ruin; that Foreign Ships never before refused to pay the Duty, whether they went on this or the other Side the Goodwin; that several Ships in Distress in The Downs have received Assistance from Ramsgate Harbour, without putting in to it; and that Danish Ship at present lays in the Harbour repairing, who had come in in Distress; that the Harbour is and will be of great Utility if this Bill passes, but if it does not, it will be impossible to carry on the Works any farther.”

Being cross-examined, as to the Depth of Water in the Harbour, says, “That there is at the Pier Heads Seven Feet of Water at Low Water, and Eighteen Feet at a High Tide, but that in Time there will be Sixteen Feet at Low Water; that though Ships are left dry at Low Water for about Two Hours, yet the Ground is so soft, they never receive any Damage; that when the Harbour is finished Two hundred Sail of Ships may lay in it; and that if the Bill do not pass, they must raise the Duty on Shipping to Sixpence per Ton in order to pay the Interest of the Money borrowed on the Duties, which Duty will entirely fall on the Port of London.”

Thomas Preston was produced, and being sworn, gave the House an Account, That he has been “Master Mason of the Works carrying on at Ramsgate Harbour ever since the Year 1750; that Boats frequently, on Signals of Distress, go out and assist Ships even upon the Back of the Goodwin Sands; that a Danish Ship was brought into the Harbour in Distress, where she now is repairing; that there is always a constant Supply of Anchors and Cables; that Ships are thoroughly repaired in the Harbour; that, within these Two Years, more Ships have come in than ever; and that the Harbour continues improving.”

Cross-examined as to Ships receiving Assistance from Ramsgate, in case there was no Pier there, and as to Ships coming into the Harbour when the Sea runs high.

Then Mr. Pryce having been heard to reply:

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Proposed, “To commit the Bill for this Day Two Months.”

Which being objected to:

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon.

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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 this Day Two Months.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque Act et in diem Jovis, vicesimum septimum Miem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 27o Aprilis 1769.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Dux Gloucester.Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Duresm.Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Winton.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Cestrien.Dux Grafton.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Wigorn.Dux Beaufort.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Cicestrien.Dux Bolton.Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Sarum.Dux Bedford.Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Bangor.Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.Ds. Craven.
Epus. Norvicen.Dux Portland.Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Glocestr.Dux Manchester.Ds. Bathurst.
Epus. Landaven.Dux Chandos.Ds. Romney.
Epus. Exon.Dux Bridgewater.Ds. King.
Epus. Meneven.Dux Northumberland.Ds. Monson.
March. Rockingham.Ds. Godolphin.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.Ds. Sandys.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.Ds. Bruce.
Comes Suffolk.Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Denbigh.Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Westmorland.Ds. Hyde.
Comes Peterborough.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Sandwich.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Essex.Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Shaftesbury.Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Berkeley.Ds. Montagu.
Comes Abingdon.Ds. Milton.
Comes Holdernesse.Ds. Digby.
Comes Scarborough.Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont
Comes Roseberry.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes De Lawarr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Exeter Roads and Bridge Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees, to whom, the Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue and render more effectual Two Asks for amending several Roads leading from the City of Exeter, and for repairing and widening several other Roads therein mentioned; and for rebuilding or repairing Exe Bridge and making the Avenues leading thereto more commodious; and for building a Bridge over the River Exe at or near Countess Wear, in the County of Devon,” 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.”

Mosely to take the Name of Walsh, Bill.

The Lord Delamer made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable William Walsh, heretofore called William Mosely> and his Issue, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Walsh, pursuant to the Will of William Walsh deceased,” was committed.

Chester, &c. koads Bill.

The Lord Delamer also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repealing so much of Two several Afts of Parliament, made and passed in the Seventeenth an4 Twenty-eighth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, as relate to the Road from the End of the County of Stafford, in the Post Road towards the City of Chester, through Woor in the County of Salop, to Nantwich in the County of Chester, and from Nantwich to Tarporley, and from thence through Taruin, in the said County of Chester, to the said City of Chester, and for more effectually repairing, widening, and supporting, the same Road; and also for repairing and widening the Road from Northwich, in the said County of Chester, to the Cross in Tarvin aforesaid,” was committed.

Aclome Enclosure Bill; the King's Consent signified to it.

The Duke of Grafton acquainted the House, “That” His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, and other un-enclosed Grounds, within the Manor and Township of Aclome in the East 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 mall think fit.”

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, and other un-enclosed Grounds, within the Manor and Township of Aclome, in the East Riding of the County of Fork,” 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.”

Upper and Lower Middleton Cheney Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Delamer also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Open and Common Field, and Commonable Lands, in the Townships and Liberties of Upper Middleton Cheney and Lower Middleton Cheney, in the County of Northampton” was committed.

For applying certain Monies for the present Year, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for applying certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and sixty-nine.”

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.

American Raw Silk Bill,

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for further encouraging the Growth and Culture of Raw Silk in His Majesty's Colonies or 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 a certain Sum therein mentioned, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and sixty-nine; 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;

Naval Stores, &c Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for discontinuing, upon the Exportation of Iron imported in Foreign Ships, the Drawback of such Part of the Duties payable thereon as exceeds the Duties payable upon Iron imported in British Ships; to prohibit the Exportation of Pig and Bar Iron, and certain Naval Stores, unless the Preemption thereof be offered to the Commissioners of the Navy; to repeal so much of an Act, made in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, as discontinued the Drawback upon Foreign Rough Hemp exported; for providing a Compensation to the Clerks in the Offices of the Principal Secretaries of State, for the Advantages such Clerks enjoyed before the Commencement of an Act, made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for preventing Frauds and Abuses in relation to the sending and receiving Letters and Packets free from the Duty of Postage; and to explain and amend the said Act.”

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.

Expiring Laws Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for reviving several Acts for preventing Abuses in making Bricks and Tiles; and for indemnifying Justices of the Peace, and others, who have acted under the said Acts; and for indemnifying Persons who have omitted to make and file Affidavits; and for allowing further Time for paying Duties omitted to be paid upon Contracts with Clerks and Apprentices; for making forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills, Lottery Tickets, Certificates, Receipts, Annuity Orders, and other Orders, lost, burnt, or destroyed; and for repaying to Joseph Glover and John Bill, the Duty by them paid on a Cargo of Wheat, and for allowing the same to be landed for Home Consumption; and for preventing Parish Poor being paid in base or counterfeit Coin.”

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.

Duties on Customs, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for better securing the Duties of Customs upon certain Goods removed from the Out Ports and other Places to London; for regulating the Fees of the Officers of His Majesty's Customs in the Province of Senegambia, in Africa; for allowing to the Receivers General of the Duties on Offices and Employments in Scotland, a proper Compensation for their Trouble and Expences; for the better Preservation of Hollies, Thorns, and Quicksets, in Forests, Chaces, and Private Grounds, and of Trees and Underwoods in Forests and Chaces; and for authorizing the Exportation of a limited Quantity of an inferior Sort of Barley called Bigg, from the Port of Kirkwall, in the Islands of Orkney,”

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.

To prevent destroying Mills, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual Punishment of such Persons as mail demolish or pull down, burn, or otherwise destroy or spoil, any Mill or Mills; and for preventing the destroying or damaging of Engines for draining Collieries and Mines; or Bridges, Waggon Ways, or other Things, used in conveying Coals, Lead, Tin, or other Minerals, from Mines; cr Fences for enclosing Lands, in pursuance of Acts of Parliament.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Jersey and Guernsey Exportation, &c. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to permit the Inhabitants of Jersey and Guernsey to export directly from thence to Newfoundland, or the British Colonies in America, Goods necessary for the Fishery, under certain Restrictions; and to import from thence non-enumerated Goods, (except Rum), and to land the same in the said Islands.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Navy Harbour Moorings, Seamen Writes, &c. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repealing so much of an Act, passed in the Tenth Year of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, as relates to the Harbour Moorings of the Royal Navy, and for the more effectual Preservation of such Harbour Moorings; and Punishment of Persons guilty of stealing or embezzling His Majesty's Naval Stores, or of Forgery or Perjury in relation to Seamen's Wages.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Leicester Roads, &c. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act, passed in the Twenty seventh Year of King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from Leicester to Narborough, and from Leicester to Coventry, and from thence through Kenilworth to Warwick, and other Roads, and for other Purposes in the said Act mentioned, so far as the same relates to the Road from the Borough of Leicester to the Town of Narborough, and from Leicester to Hinckley in the County of Leicester.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Thornley Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Moor or Common in the Township of Thornley in the Parish of Wolsingham, and within the Manor of Brancepeth, in the County Palatine of Durham.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Devon Poor Bill;

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intitled, “An Act for the more effectual Relief of the Poor in the County of Devon.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Magdalen Hospital Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the establishing and well-governing an Hospital for the Reception, Maintenance, and Employment, of Penitent Prostitutes; and for extinguishing the Right of Common of and in certain Lands in Saint George's Fields, in the County of Surrey”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Worcester Budge and Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for building a Bridge at Worcester over the River Severn, and opening convenient Avenues to the said Bridge.”

Hotie Question was put “Whether this Bill shall pass?”

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Plymouth Chapel Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for building a Chapel at Plymouth Dock, in the Parish of Stoke Damerell, in the County of Devon,”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Tonbridge, &c. Road Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to amend an Act, of the Fifth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing and widening the Road from Tonbridge to Maidstone, and from Wat's Cross to Cowden, in the County of Kent, so far as the same relates to the Repair of the Road from Wat's Cross to Coiyden; and for repairing the Roads leading from Sevenoaks Common to Crockhurst Hatch Corner, and from Penshurst Town to Southborough, in the said County.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Pavenham Enclosure Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Parish and Liberty of Pavenham, in the County of Bedford:

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bedworth Enclosure Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, in the Parish and Township of Bedworth, in the County of Warwick, and for regulating certain Charity Estates within the said Parish.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Birmingham Streets, &c. Bin.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for laying open and widening certain Ways and Passages within the Town of Birmingham; and for cleansing and lighting the Streets, Lanes, Ways, and Passages there, and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Obstructions therein.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Thirteen preceding Bills;

And Messages were, severally, ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Lane and Mr. Holford:

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

Collins against Sawrey et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Simon Collins Clerk, complaining of a Decree of the Court of Exchequer of the 24th Day of November 1768, made in a certain Cause, wherein William Sawrey Clerk was Appellant, and Simon Collins Clerk, the Guardians and Governors of the Possessions, Revenues, and Goods, of the Free Grammar School of Elizabeth Queen of England, in Tamworth, in the Counties of Warwick and Stafford, and the Twenty-four Capital Burgesses of the Town of Tamworth aforesaid, and Charles Edward Remington, were Defendants; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, or that the Appellant may have such Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that William Sawrey, and the said Guardians and Governors of the Possessions, Revenues, and Goods, of the Free Grammar School of Elizabeth Queen of England, in Tamworth, in the Counties of Warwick and Stafford, and the Twenty-four Capital Burgesses of Tamworth aforesaid, and the said Charles Edward Repington, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said William Sawrey and the said several Persons last named may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer, or respective Answers, thereunto in Writing, on or before Thursday the 11th May of May next.

Lottery Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee, upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money, to be raised by a Lottery.”

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.”

Raw Hidoe &c. to regulate the Importation of, Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee, upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to permit the free Importation of certain Raw Hides and Skins from Ireland and the British Plantations in America, for a limited Time; and for taking off the Duties upon Seal Skins tanned or tawed in this Kingdom, and for granting another Duty in Lieu thereof; for indemnifying all Persons with respect to advising or executing any of His Majesty's Orders of Council, prohibiting the Importation of Raw Hides, Horns, and Hoofs, of infected Cattle; and to authorize the Prohibition of the Importation of such Hides, Horns, and Hoofs, for the future.”

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.”

Militia Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for explaining, amending, and continuing, an Act, made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the several Laws now in being relating to the railing and training the Militia, within that Part of Great Britain called England.

The said Bill was accordingly read the Second Time.

Proposed, “To commit the Bill:”

Which being objected to: After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon:

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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, and that the Lords be summoned.

Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa intituled, “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-nine.”

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.

Blidworth Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Common and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Blidworth, in the County of Nottingham.

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

Ld. PresidentL. Abp. Canterbury.L. Harwich.
D. Grafton.L. Bp. Durham.L. Le Despencer.
D. Beaufort.L. Bp. Winchester.L. Abergavenny.
D. Bolton.L. Bp. Chester.L. Willoughby Br.
D. Bedford.L. Bp. Worcester.L. Willoughby Pr.
D. Ancaster.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Berkeley Str.
D. Portland.L. Bp. Salisbury.L. Delamer.
D. Manchester.L. Bp. Bangor.L. Craven.
D. Chandos.L. Bp. Norwich.L. Trevor.
D. Bridgewater.L. Bp. Gloucester.L. Bathurst.
D. Northumberland.L. Bp. Landaff.L. Romney.
M. Rockingham.L. Bp. Exeter.L. King. h. Monson.
Ld. Steward.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Godolphin.
Ld. Chamberlain.L. Sandys.
E. Suffolk.L. Bruce.
E. Denbigh.L. Ravensworth.
E. Westmorland.L. Ponsonby.
E. Peterborough.L. Hyde.
E. Sandwich.L. Walpole.
E. Essex.L. Mansfield.
E. Shaftesbury.L. Wycombe.
E. Berkeley.L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Abingdon.L. Montagu.
E. Holdernesse.L. Milton.
E. Scarborough.L. Digby.
E. Rochford.L. Sundridge.
E. Albemarle.
E. Poulet.
E. Abercorn.
E. Loudoun.
E. March.
E. Marchmont.
E. Roseberry.
E. Halifax.
E. Sussex.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Pomfret.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Harrington.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Darlington.
E. Ilchester.
E. De Lawarr.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
V. Hereford.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 28o Aprilis 1769.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Ds. Camden, Cancellarius.Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Cestrien.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Bangor.Dux Grafton.Ds. Willoughby Pr.
Epus. Glocestr.Dux Bolton.Ds. Delamer.
Epus. Landaven.Dux Bedford.Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Exon.Dux Argyll.Ds. Bathurst.
Epus. Meneven.Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.Ds. Romney.
Dux Manchester.Ds. Ducie.
Dux Dorset.Ds. Godolphin.
Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Sandys.
Dux NorthumberlandDs. Bruce.
Dux Montagu.Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.Ds. Archer.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.Ds. Hyde.
Comes Denbigh.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Sandwich.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Shaftesbury.Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Scarborough.Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Rochford.Ds. Montagu.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Milton.
Comes Loudoun.Ds. Beaulieu.
Comes Marchmont.Ds. Digby.
Comes Roseberry.Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Blidworth Enclosure Bill; the King's Content 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 several Open Fields, Common and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Blidworth, in the County of Nottingham,” was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Common and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Blidworth, 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 Contents, 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.”

Militia Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee, upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for explaining, amending, and continuing, an Act, made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the several Laws now in being, relating to the raising and training the Militia within that Part of Great Britain called England” and for the Lords to be summoned:

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the said Bill.

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.”

Exeter Roads and Bridge Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An act to continue and render more effectual Two Acts, for amending several Roads leading from the City of Exeter, and for repairing and widening several other Roads therein mentioned; and for rebuilding or repairing Exe Bridge, and making the Avenues leading thereto more commodious; and for building a Bridge over the River Exe at or near Countess Wear, in the County of Devon.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Chester, &c. Roads Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An act for repealing so much of Two several Acts of Parliament, made and passed in the Seventeenth and Twenty-eighth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, as relate to the Road from the End of the County of Stafford, in the Post Road towards the City of Chester, through Woor in the County of Salop, to Nantwich in the County of Chester, and from Nantwich to Tarporley, and from thence through Tarvin, in the said County of Chester, to the said City of Chester; and for more effectually repairing, widening, and supporting the same Road; and also for repairing and widening the Road from Northwich, in the said County of Chester, to the Cross in Tarvin aforesaid.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Upper and Lower Middleton Cheney Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Open and Common Field and Commonable Lands, in the Townships and Liberties of Upper Middleton Cheney and Lower Middleton Cheney, in the County of Northampton:

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Aclome Enclosure Bill;

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, and other unenclosed Grounds, within the Manor and Township of Aclome, in the East Riding of the County of York.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Mosely to take the Name of Walsh, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An act to enable William Walsh, heretofore called William Mosely, and his Issue, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Walsh, pursuant to the Will of William Walsh deceased.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

And Messages were, severally, Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Lane and Mr. Holford:

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

Pulteney's Bill:

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons, to the Bill, intituled, “An Act to empower the Trustees of the Will of the late General Pulteney to purchase and exchange Lands and Grounds in the Manor of Bathwick, in the County of Somerset, for the Purpose of making certain Roads and Ways to and from a free Bridge by them intended to be built over the River Avon, in the said County; and also to empower the Persons in Possession of the said Estate, for the Time being, under the said Will, to grant Leases of certain Lands and Houses in the said Manor; and likewise to enable the said Trustees to grant certain Grounds and Springs of Water within the said Manor of Bathwick, to the Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens of Bath, and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

And the same were read Twice by the Clerk:

And One of the said Amendments being to add the Names of Henry Earl of Darlington and (fn. 3) Lord Frederick Campbell as additional Trustees:

The Earl of Darlington, in his Place, declared his Acceptance of the Trust:

And the said Lord Frederick Campbell, the other Trustee, being attending without, was called in, and at the Bar declared his Acceptance of the said Trust.

And then he was directed to withdraw

Then this, and also the other Amendments, were read the Third Time, and agreed to.

And a Message was Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons:

To acquaint them therewith.

Militia Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An act for explaining, amending, and continuing, an Act, made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the several Laws now in being, relating to the raising and training the Militia, within that Part of Great Britain called England.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Lottery Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money, to be raised by a Lottery.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Raw Hides; &c. to regulate the Importation of, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An act to permit the free Importation of certain Raw Hides and Skins from Ireland and the British Plantations in America, for a limited Time; and for taking off the Duties upon Seal Skins tanned or tawed in this Kingdom, and for granting another Duty in Lieu thereof; for indemnifying all Persons with respect to advising or executing any of His Majesty's Orders of Council, prohibiting the Importation of Raw Hides, Horns, and Hoofs of infected Cattle; and to authorize the Prohibition of the Importation of such Hides, Horns, and Hoofs, for the future.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

And Messages were, severally, Ordered to be 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.

For applying certain Monies towards the present Year, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An act for applying certain Monies, therein mentioned, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and sixty-nine.”

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.”

American Raw Silk Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for further encouraging the Growth and Culture of Raw Silk in His Majesty's Colonies or 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.”

Sinking Fund Bill.

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

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Duties of Custom, &c Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An act for better securing the Duties of Customs upon certain Goods removed from the Out Ports and other Places to London; for regulating the Fees of the Officers of His Majesty's Customs in the Province of Senegambia in Africa; for allowing to the Receivers General of the Duties on Offices and Employments in Scotland, a proper Compensation for their Trouble and Expences; for the better Preservation of Hollies, Thorns, and Quicksets, in Forests, Chaces, and private Grounds, and of Trees and Underwoods in Forests and Chaces; and for authorizing the Exportation of a limited Quantity of an interior Sort of Barley called Bigg, from the Port of Kirkwall, in the Islands of Orkney,

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.”

Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “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-nine.”

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.”

Expiring Laws, &c. Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An act for reviving several Acts for preventing Abuses in making Bricks and Tiles; and for indemnifying Justices of the Peace, and others, who have acted under the said Acts; and for indemnifying Persons who have omitted to make and file Affidavits; and for allowing further Time for paying Duties omitted to be paid upon Contracts with Clerks and Apprentices; for making forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills, Lottery Tickets, Certificates, Receipts, Annuity Orders, and other Orders lost, burnt, or destroyed; and for repaying to Joseph Glover and John Bill, the Duty by them paid on a Cargo of Wheat, and for allowing the same to be landed for Home Consumption; and for preventing Parish Poor being paid in base and counterfeit Coin.”

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, with out any Amendment

Naval Stores &c. Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for discontinuing, upon the Exportation of Iron imported in Foreign Ships, the Drawback of such Part of the Duties payable thereon, as exceeds the Duties payable upon Iron imported in British Ships; to prohibit the Exportation of Pig and Bar Iron, and certain Naval Stores, unless the Preemption thereof be offered to the Commissioners of the Navy; to repeal so much of an Act, made in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, as discontinued the Drawback upon Foreign Rough Hemp exported; for providing a Compensation to the Clerks in the Offices of the Principal Secretaries of State, for the Advantages such Clerks enjoyed before the Commencement of an Act, made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for preventing Frauds and Abuses in relation to the sending and receiving Letters and Packets free from the Duty of Postage;” and to explain and amend the said Act.”

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.

Writs of Error:

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

In the First of which,

Hunter against Lownds;

James Hunter is Plaintiff, and John Lownds and William Lownds are Defendants:

In the Second,

Hunter against Lownds

William Hunter is Plaintiff, and John Lownds and William Lownds are Defendants:

And in the last,

Lovell and Whitehead against Chivers:

Joseph Lovell and George Whitehead are Plaintiffs, and William Chivers is Defendant.

Plaintiffs to assign Errors in Two Days.

And Petitions of the Defendants in the said Writs of Error were, severally, presented and read; praying, In regard the same are brought merely for Delay, that the Plaintiffs in the said Writs of Error may be Ordered to assign Errors on a short Day.”

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

Olivant to enter into Recognizance on Collin's Appeal.

The House being moved, “That Thomas Olivant of the Middle Temple London, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Simon Collins Clerk, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in the Country:”

It is Ordered, That the said Thomas Olivant may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellant as desired.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, primum diem Maii, jam prox. sequen. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

1 Origin. Northwick, in all the other Entries it is Northwich.
2 Sic
3 Origin. Frederic Lord Campbell; vide Journals of H. C. Vol. 32 p. 441 a and 443a.