House of Lords Journal Volume 32
April 1770, 1-10

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 32: April 1770, 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 32: 1768-1770 (1767-1830), pp. 519-547. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113332 Date accessed: 30 July 2014.


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DIE Lunæ, 2o Aprilis 1770.
Irving against Sir John Douglas. Irvine et al. against E. Aberdeen et al: Judgement. E Aylesford's Estate Bill. Normanton upon Soar Enclosure Bill. Little Stretton Enclosure Bill. Lock's Bill. Champneys Bill. Whitchurch to Aldermaston Road, Bill. St. Mary le Bone Paving, &c. Bill. Bromyard, &c. Roads Bill. E clanricarde's Estate Bill: Motion for shortening the Committee on it. Nelthorpe's Bill: Blount and Clifford's Bill: Lock's Bill: Champneys Bill: Message to H. C. with the Four preceding Bills. Watchett Harbour and Key Bill. King's Lynn Small Debts Bill. West Taphouse Lane, &c. Road Bill. Worksop to Kelham, &c. Road Bi1l. River Nar Navigation Bill. Brighthelmston to Lovell Heath Road Bill Trent and Mersey Navigation Bill. Salisbury Poor Bill. Plymouth Paving, &c. Bill; Petition against it. Westborough and Doddington Enclosure Bill. Stoke Ferry Roads Bill. Message from H C. to return E. Radnor's Estate Bill. Cambridge to Ely,&c. Road Bill. Southampton Paving, &c. Bill. Stealing of Dogs to prevent, Bill. Game Bill. Minehead Harbour, &c. Bill. Plymouth Paving, &c. Bill. St. Andrews Holborn Workhouse Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Adjourn. DIE Martis, 3o Aprilis 1770.
Macleod and Wemyss against Sir John Gordon el al.: Interlocutors affirmed. Clyde Bridge, Whitchurch to Aldermaston Road Bill: little Stretton Enclosure Bill: King's South Gate Road Bill: King' Lynn East Gate Road Bill: Saffron Hill, &c. Work-house Bill: Norminton Enclosure BilI: Stoke Goldington Enclosure Bill. Sutton, &c. Road Bill. Souldrop Enclosure Bill Wellsbourn Mountfort to Stratford upon Avon Road Bill: St Maryle Hone, Paving, &c. bill: Biggleswade, &c. Road Bill: St Neot Enclosure Bill. Message to H C that the Lords have agreed to the Fourteen preceding Bills. E Aylesford's Estate Bill: Message to H. C. with it. King's Lynn Small Debts Bill. Watchett Harbour and Key Bill. E. Clanricarde's Estate Bill, Standing Order dis pensed with. Elvey's Bill; Motion to dispense with Standing Order.' Stoke Ferry Roads Bill. Pulteney et al. against Sir John Gordon: Appeal withdrawn. Macleod et al. against John Gordon et al: Appeal withdrawn. Sir John Gordon et al. against L. Ellibank et al. etecon: Appeal withdrawn. Southampton Paving, &c. Bill. American Mutiny Bill. Bury St. Edmunds, &c. Road Bill. Messages from H. C. to return Bromley's Bill; and D. Kingston's Estate Bill; and Sheffield Hospital Bill. Abington Pigotts Enclosure Bill. Aulcester Heath Enclosure Bill. Notgrove Enclosure Bill. Foxton Enclosure Bill. Macclesfield, &c Road Bill. New Sarum Poor Bill. Cambridge to Ely,&c. Road Bill. For regulating Trials of controversed Elections Bill. Stockport, &c. Road Bill. Stealing of Dogs, to pre vent, Bill. Game Bill. West Taphouse Lane, &c Road Bill. Westborough and Doddington Enclosure Bill. Worksop, &c. Road Bill. Brighthelmston to Lovell Heath Road Bill. Palmer to enter into Recognizance on Fitzmaurice et Ux Appeal. living against Sir John Douglas. Adjourn. DIE Mercurii, 4o Aprilis 1770.
Macdonalds et al against Butter: Interlocutors affirmed . Aulcester Heath Enclosure Bill Sutherland against Urquhart. Appeal withdrawn with Costs. Trent and Mersey Navigation Bill. Bromyard Road Bill. River Nar Navigation Bill. Great Useburn Enclosure Bill. American Mutiny Bill. Abington Pigotts Enclosure Bill. King's Lynn Small Debts Bill. Watchett Harbour and Key Bill. Message to H C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills. Causes put off. Elvey's Bill; Standing Order dispensed with. L. Mulgrave to be heard respecting the Claim to the Earldom of Anglesey. Rebuilding Essex Gaol Bill. Ashbury Enclosure Bill. E. Oxford's Estate Bill. Plymouth Paving, &c. Bill. Stoke Ferry Roads Bill. Account of Ships employed in the Whale Fishery in Scotland, and Corn, &c. exported. East Newton Enclosure Bill. Stealing of Dogs, to prevent, Bill. Game, Preservation of Bill. Seven Oaks, &c. Road Bill. Adjourn. DIE Jovis, 5o Aprilis 1770.
Sir W. Dalrymple against Campbell. Interlocutors affirmed. E. clanriarde's Estate Bill. Elvey's Bill. Abington pigotts Enclosure Bill. Westborough and Doddington Enclosure Bill. New Sarum Poor Bill. Southampton Paving, &c. Bill. Worksop, &c. Road Bill. Cambridge to Ely, &c. Road Bill. West Taphouse Lane, &c. Road Bill. Aulcester Heath Enclosure Bill. E Oxford's Estate Bill: Message to H. C. with it Ashbury Enclosure Bill. Notgrove “Enclosure Bill. Bury St Edmunds, &c. Road Bill. East Newton Enclosure Bill. Stoke Ferry Roads Bill. Bromyard Roads Bill: Trent and Mersey Navigation Bill. Plymouth Paving, &c. Bill Message to H C. that the Lords have agreed to the Four preceding Bills. For regulating the trials of Controverted Elections Bill. Game, Preservation of, Bill. Stealing of Dogs, to prevent, Bill Message to H C. with Amendments to the Two preceding Bill. Hastle and Jamueson against Arthm; Petition to put off the Hearing, rejected. Blackheath, &c. Small Debt. Bill. Worcester Navigation Bill Prowse et al. Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Irving against Sir John Douglas. Macclesfield &c. Road Bill. Stockport, &c. Road Bill. American Mutiny Bill. Adjourn. DIE Veneris, 6o Aprilis 1770.
E. Clanricarde's Estate Bill. Elvey's Bill. Message to H. C. with the Two preceding Bills. Worcester Streets, &c. Bi11. Burford, &c. Road Bill. Newington Common Bill. prowse's Bill. Allett's Bill River Nar Navigation Bill. Poulton, &c. Small Debts Bill. Tamworth, &c. Road Bill Messages from H.C. to return Salvin's Bill; and Sir Geo. Robinson's et Ux Estate Bill; and Hulmes Bill; and Docksey's Bill. Minchead Harbour, &c. Bill. Brighthelmston to Eovell Heath Road Bill. Bury St Edmunds, &c. Road Bill. Great Useburh Enclosure Bill. Ashbury Enclosure Bill. Notgrove Enclosure Bill; the King's Consent signified to it; and to the East Newton Enclosure Bill. Notgrove Enclosure Bill. Old and New Monkland to Glasgow, Canal Bill Rebuilding Essex Gaol Bill. Foxton Enclosure Bill. Bewdley and Titton Brook Navigation Bill. Abington Pigotts Enclosure Bill: Salisbury Poor Bill: West Tap house Lane, &c. Road Bill: Cambridge to Ely, &c. Road Bill: Aulcester Heath Enclosure Bill: Southampton Paving, &c. Bill: American Mutiny Bill: Worksop, &c. Road Bill. Westborough and Doddington Enclosure Bill: Message to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to the Nine preceding Bills. American Duties, &c. Bill. Adjourn. DIE Lunæ 9o Aprilis 1770.
Johnston against Huoy's. Worcester Paving, &c. Bill. For regulating the Trials of Controverted Elections, Bill. American Duties,&c. bill. Newington Common Bill. Old and New Monkland to Glasgow, Canal Bill. Pelham et al. Bill. East Newton Enclosure Bill Worcester, & c. Navigation Bill. Stockport &c. Road Bill Macclesfield, &c. Road Bill. Tamworth, &C. Road Bill. Clyde Navigation and Bridge Bill. Messages from H.C. to return Sir Robert Rich's Estate Bill; and Hobart's Bill. St. Clement Danes Poor Bill. Message from H.C. to return Fitzherbert's Bill. Chepstow, &c. Road Bill. Speenhamland, &c. Road Bill. Butterton Moor End, &c. Bill. Hertford and Middlesex Road Bill. Adjourn. DIE Martis, 10o Aprilis 1770.
Johnson against Huoy's: Interlocutors affirmed. Hastie and Jamieson against Arthur: Judgement. Minehead Harbour, &c. Bill Message to H C that the Lords have agreed to it. Old and New Monkland to Glasgow Canal Bill. Tamworth, &c. Road Bill. Worcester Paving, &c. Bill. Rebuilding Essex Gaol Bill. Newington Common Bill. River Nar Navigation Bill. Great Useburn Enclosure Bill; Notgrove Enclosure Bill. Ashbury Enclosure Bill. Bury St Edmunds, &c. Road Bill: Brighthelmston to Lovell Heath Road Bill Message to H C that the Lords have agreed to the preceding Bills Poulton, &c. Small Debt, Bill Message to H. C with Amendments to Bi11 Allett et al. Bill. Pelham el al Bill. Message to H C. with the Two preceding Bills. Worcester Navigation Bill. Stockport, &c. Road Bill. Macclesfield, &c. Road Bill: East Newton Enclosure Bill: For regulating the Trials of Controverted Elections, Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Five preceding Bills. Clyde Navigation and Budge Bill. Speenham laud. &c. Road Bill. Barford, &c. Road Bill. St Clement Danes Poor Bill. Sutherland Claim of Peer age. Message from H C return Blount and Clifford s Bill; and L. Milton's Estate Bill; and the Bill for Preservation of Game. Rebuilding Essex Gaol Bill: Message to H C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Foxton En closure Bill; the Kind's Content signified to it. American Duties, &c. Bill Adjourn. Footnotes

DIE Lunæ, 2o Aprilis 1770.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.Dux Gloucester.Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.Dux Cumberland.Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Cicestrien.Dux Richmond.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Norvicen.Dux Beaufort.Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Glocestr.Dux Portland.Ds. Boyle.
Epus. Lincoln.March. Rockingham.Ds. Masham.
Epus. Exon.Comes Hertford, Camerarius.Ds. Romney.
Epus. Meneven.Comes Suffolk.Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Asaphen.Comes Exeter.Ds. King.
Epus. Petriburg.Comes Northampton.Ds. Godolphin.
Comes Denbigh.Ds. Edgecumbe.
Comes Westmorland.Ds. Sandys.
Comes Sandwich.Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Shaftesbury.Ds. Hyde.
Comes Litchfield.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Gainsborough.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Scarborough.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Rochford.Ds. Grosvenor.
Comes Poulet.Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Boston.
Comes Dunmore.Ds. Pelham.
Comes Roseberry.Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Oxford.Ds. Vernon.
Comes Dartmouth.Ds. Camden.
Comes Bristol.Ds. Digby.
Comes Macclesfield.Ds. Sundridge
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Temple.
Comes Ilchester
Viscount Montague
Viscount Weymouth
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Mansfield sat Speaker by Virtue of His Majesty's Commission.

Irving against Sir John Douglas.

The Answer of Sir John Douglas of Kilhead Baronet, to the Appeal of Jeffrey Irving, was this Day brought in.

Irvine et al. against E. Aberdeen et al:

After hearing Counsel as well on Friday last as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Alexander Irvine of Drum, and his Curators or Guardians, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 27th of January and 9th of March 1769; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, 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 GeorgeEarl of Aberdeen, Mrs. Margaret Duff of Culler, and Alexander Udney of Udney Esquire, her Husband, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Judgement.

It is DECLARED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Matter pleaded by the Respondents is not a Bar to this Action, or to the Appellants infilling therein, saving the Benefit thereof to the Hearing of the Cause: And it is therefore Ordered and Adjudged, That the Interlocutors appealed from, so far as they are complained of by the Appellants, be reversed: And it is further Ordered, That the Respondents do produce the Writs and Deeds specially called for.

E Aylesford's Estate Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for vesting certain Manors and Lands in the County of Norfolk, Part of the Settled Estates of Charlotte Countess of Aylesford, and her Issue, in Heneage Earl of Aylesford and his Heirs, and for settling other Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Warwick, the Estates of the said Earl, of greater and better Value, to the like Uses in Lieut hereof,” 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.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Normanton upon Soar Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pasture, and all other Open, Common, and Waste Lands, in the Parish of Normanton upon Soar, in the County of Nottingham” was committed.

Little Stretton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields of Little Stretton, in the Parish of Norton, and County of Leicester” was committed.

Lock's Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the surviving Executor, named in the Will of William Lock Esquire deceased, to lay out the Residue of the Personal Estate of the said William Lock, or some Part thereof, in the Purchase of Estates in Ireland, to be conveyed, settled, and assured, to the Uses, upon the Trusts, and for the Intents and Purposes, and subject to the Powers and Provisoes mentioned, declared, and contained, in and by the said Will, instead of laying out the same in the Purchase of Estates in England, as by the said Will is directed,” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Champneys Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for Sale of Part of the Settled Estates late of Richard Champneys Esquire deceased, for Payment of his Debts and Legacies; and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” was committed: “ That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto:”

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

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendment, be engrossed.

Whitchurch to Aldermaston Road, Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Whitchurch, in the County of Southampton, to the Turnpike Road at Aldermoston Great Bridge, in the County of Berks” 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.”

St. Mary le Bone Paving, &c. Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for the more effectually paving, repairing, cleansing, and lighting, the Streets, Squares, Lanes, and other Passages, and for regulating Weights and Measures, within the Parish of Saint Mary le Bone, in the County of Middlesex; and for other Purposes, therein mentioned,” was committed.

Bromyard, &c. Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the several Roads leading from the Town of Bromyard, in the County of Hereford, therein mentioned, and for amending several other Roads adjoining thereto.”

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

D. Richmond.L. Bp. Durham.L. Harwich.
D. Beaufort.L. Bp. Bath &Wells.L. Abergavenny.
D. Portland.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Willoughby Br.
M. Rockingham.L. Bp. Norwich.L. Berkeley Str.
Ld. Chamberlain.L. Bp. Gloucester.L. Boyle.
E. Suffolk.L. Bp. Lincoln.L. Masham.
E. Exeter.L. Bp. Exeter.L. Romney.
E. Northampton.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Cadogan.
E. Denbigh.L. Bp. St. Asaph.L. King.
E. Westmorland.L. Bp. Peterborough.L. Godolphin.
E. Sandwich.L. Edgecumbe.
E. Shaftesbury.L. Sandys.
E. Litchfield.L. Ravensworth.
E. Gainsborough.L. Hyde.
E. Scarborough.L. Walpole.
E. Rochford.L. Mansfield.
E. Poulet.L. Lyttelton.
E. Abercorn.L. Grosvenor.
E. Dunmore.L. Scarsdale.
E. Roseberry.L. Boston.
E. Oxford.L. Pelham.
E. Dartmouth.L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Bristol.L. Vernon.
E. Macclesfield.L. Camden.
E. Pomfret.L. Digby.
E. Harrington.L. Sundridge.
E. temple.
E. Ilchester.
V. Montague.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Torrington.
V. Wentworth.

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

E clanricarde's Estate Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Settled Estates of John Earl of Clanti-carde in the Kingdom of Ireland, in Trustees, discharged of the Uses and Trusts of his Marriage Articles, and a voluntary Settlement made by him, and for resettling the same to the several Uses, and upon the Trusts therein mentioned.”

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 Tuesday the 17th Day of this instant April, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Motion for shortening the Committee on it.

The House being moved, “That the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, might be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee upon the last mentioned Bill may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session:”

It is Ordered, That the said Motion be taken into Consideration Tomorrow, and the Lords summoned.

Nelthorpe's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Freehold Estates late of James Nelthorpe Esquire deceased, in Trustees, in order that the same, or a sufficient Part thereof, may be sold to raise Money to be applied to pay off the Debts and Incumbrances charged upon and affecting the same, and for laying out the Surplus of the Purchase Money upon the Trusts and for the Purposes therein expressed.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Blount and Clifford's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for establishing, ratifying, and confirming all Sales, Partitions, and Divisions, made, or to be made, by virtue of the Powers or Authorities contained in the several Marriage Settlements of Sir Walter Blount Baronet, and the Honourable Dame Mary his Wife, and of the Honourable Thomas Clifford the Elder and the Honourable Barbara his Wife; and for other Purposes.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Lock's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the surviving Executor, named in the Will of William Lock Esquire deceased, to lay out the Residue of the Personal Estate of the said William Lock, or some Part thereof, in the Purchase of Estates in Ireland, to be conveyed, settled, and allured, to the Uses, upon the Trusts, and for the Intents and Purposes, and subject to the Powers and Provisoes mentioned, declared, and contained, in and by the said Will, instead of laying out the same in the Purchase of Estates in England, as by the said Will is directed.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Champneys Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for Sale of Part of the Settled Estates, late of Richard Champneys Esquire deceased, for Payment of his Debts and Legacies; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with the Four preceding Bills.

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

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

Watchett Harbour and Key Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for further continuing the Duties granted and continued by several Acts, made in the Sixth and Tenth Years of the Reign of Queen Anne, and in the Seventh Year of the Reign of King George the First, for repairing the Harbour and Key of Watchett, in the County of Somerset.” 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.

King's Lynn Small Debts Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Borough of King's Lynn, and the Liberties thereof.”

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.

West Taphouse Lane, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers granted by an Act, passed in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, “for repairing and widening the Road from the East End of West Taphouse Lane to the Borough of Liskeard, and from thence to Coomb Row House; and also the Road from the said Borough of Liskeard to Craft Hole, and from thence to Crimble Passage and Tar Point, and from Craft Hole aforesaid to Saint German's Beacon, in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon;” and for amending the Roads from Barn Street to Duloe Church, and from Lux Street to Crathick Ford, and from Bull Post to Treworgey Cross, in the County of Cornwall.”

Worksop to Kelham, &c. Road Bi1l.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Worksop to the Turnpike Road at Kelham, and from Debdale Hill to the Great Northern Road at South Muskham, in the County of Nottingham.”

River Nar Navigation Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Powers of an Act, of the Twenty-fourth Year of His late Majesty, for making the River Nar navigable from the Town and Port of King's Lynn to Westacre, in the County of Norfolk; and for making the said Act more effectual.”

Brighthelmston to Lovell Heath Road Bill

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from Brighthelmston to The County Oak on Lovell Heath, in the County of Sussex”

Trent and Mersey Navigation Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to amend an Act, made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for making a navigable Cut or Canal from the River Trent, at or near Wilden Ferry, in the County of Derby, to the River Mersey, at or near Runcorn Gap; and for granting further Powers for that Purpose.”

Salisbury Poor Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for consolidating the Rates to be made for the Relief of the Poor of the respective Parishes of Saint Thomas, Saint Edmund, and Saint Martin, in the City of New Sarum.”

Plymouth Paving, &c. Bill; Petition against it.

Upon reading the Petition of Henry Tolcher One of the Aldermen and Justices of the Borough of Plymouth in the County of Devon, Esquire, in Behalf of himself and several Hundreds of the Inhabitants, Freeholders, and Freemen, of the said Borough, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, “An Act for paving, lighting, and watching, the Town ofPlymouth, in the County of Devon, and for regulating the Carmen and Porters within the said Town;” and praying,” That he may be heard by his Counsel against the said Bill, and that the same may not pass into a Law:”

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table, till the said Bill be read the Second Time.

Westborough and Doddington Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and Waste Grounds, within the Townships of Westborough and Doddington, in the Parish of Westborough cum Doddington, in the County of Lincoln;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Stoke Ferry Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for amending and widening several Reads leading from The Bell in Stoke Ferry, in the County of Norfolk;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Message from H C. to return E. Radnor's Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting several Lands and Tenements, settled and entailed upon Jacob Pleydell Bouverie, commonly called Viscount Folkestone, and William Earl of Radnor, and their Issue respectively, by the Will of Sir Mark Stuart Pleydell Baronet deceased, in Trustees, to be sold to discharge Incumbrances; and for vesting several Lands and Tenements, settled and entailed upon the said Earl and his Issue by the Will of Sir Edward Des Bouverie Baronet deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, and for settling other Lands and Hereditaments in Lieu thereof;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Cambridge to Ely,&c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to extend the Provisions in Two Acts, passed in the Third and Fifth Years of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Cambridge to Ely, and from Ely to Littleport, and other Roads therein mentioned, to the Road from Wilburton to Mepall, and for making other Provision for repairing the said Road from Ely to Littleport; and for making and keeping in Repair a Road from Littleport to Chequer Corner in Downham, in the Counties of Cambridge and Norfolk;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Southampton Paving, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better paving, repairing, and cleansing, the Streets and other Public Passages in the several Parishes and Wards of Saint Michael, Saint John, Holy Rhood, Saint Lawrence, All Saints within the Bar, All Saints without the Bar, and East Street, and Bag Row, within the Town of Southampton and Liberties thereof, and for preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein, and for widening and rendering the same more commodious; and for the lighting and watching the said Streets and Public Passages;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Stealing of Dogs to prevent, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for preventing the Stealing of Dogs.”

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.

Game Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for better Preservation of the Game within that Part of Great Britain called England”

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.

Minehead Harbour, &c. Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for further continuing the Terms and Powers granted and continued by Three Acts, passed in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Years of William the Third, the Tenth of Queen Anne, and in the Eleventh Year of His late Majesty George the Second, for recovering, securing, and keeping in Repair, the Harbour of Minehead, in the County of Somerset, and for the more effectual carrying the said Acts into Execution; and also or the better securing the ancient Dues payable to the Lord or Lady of the Manor of Minehead for the Time being;” and for the Lords to be summoned:

The said Bill was, accordingly read the Second Time.

It was moved, “To commit the Bill:”

Which being objected to:

After short Debate,

The Question was put thereupon:

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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 Friday next, at the usual Time and place; and to adjourn as they please.

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been or shall be present this Session, be added to the Committee.

Plymouth Paving, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for paving, lighting, and watching, the Town of Hymouth, in the County of Devon, and for regulating the Carmen and Porters within the said Town.”

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.

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been or shall be present this Session, be added to the Committee.

Ordered, That the Petition of Henry Tolcher Esquire, praying to be heard by Counsel against the said Bill, be referred to the said Committee, with Liberty for the Petitioner to be heard by his Counsel against the said Bill as desired; and that Counsel be heard for the said Bill, at the same Time, if they think fit.

St. Andrews Holborn Workhouse Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Parishioners of Saint Andrew Holborn, London, to purchase a Workhouse.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regii declaravit præfens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, tertium diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 3o Aprilis 1770.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præfentes fuerunt:

Archiep. CantuarDux Gloucester.Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Londin.Dux Cumberland.Ds. Willoughby Br,
Epus. Meneven.Comes Gower, Præsens.Ds. Hay.
Epus. Asaphen.Dux Richmond.Ds. King.
Epus. Landav.Dux Beaufort.Ds. Sandys.
Dux Portland.Ds. Ravensworth.
Dux Northumberland.Ds. Hyde.
March. Rockingham.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Denbigh.Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Sandwich.Ds. Boston.
Comes Shaftesbury.Ds. Vernon.
Comes Scarborough.Ds. Camden.
Comes Rochford.Ds. Digby.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Temple.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Weymouth,
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Mansfield sat Speaker by virtue of His Majesty's Commission.

Macleod and Wemyss against Sir John Gordon el al.:

After hearing Counsel upon the amended Petition and Appeal of Roderick Mac Lord of Cadboll Esquire, and William Wemyss Writer to the Signet in Edinburgh, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 18th of February and 4th of March 1769; and of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there, of the 19th of July 1769; of another Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary, of the 12th of December 1769; and of Two Interlocutors of the said Lords of Session, of the 17th and 24th of January last, and 1st and ,28th Days of February last; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, 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 Sir John Gordon Baronet, Mr. William Gordon of Newhall, Lady Amelia Lamont, John Lamont of Lamont, Miss Jean Murray, and Mr. William Brander her Husband, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors 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 Interlocutors therein complained of be, and the same are hereby affirmed.

Clyde Bridge,

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for building a Bridge over the River Clyde, near the Town of Hamilton, in the County of Lanark; and for making and repairing certain Roads and Avenues leading to the same.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Whitchurch to Aldermaston Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Whitchurch, in the County of Southampton, to the Turnpike Road at Aldermaston Great Bridge, in the County of Berks,”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

little Stretton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and CommonFields of Little Stretton, in the Parish of Norton and County of Leicester,”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

King's South Gate Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the several Roads from the South Gate, in the Borough of King's Lynn, into the Parishes of East Walton, Narborough, Stoke-Ferry, and Downham Market, in the County of Norfolk.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

King' Lynn East Gate Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the East Gate, in the Borough of King's Lynn, into the Parishes of Goyton and Grimstone, and to the Gate next Hillington on Congham Common, and to the North End of Babingley Lasein the County of Norfolk.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Saffron Hill, &c. Work-house Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for building a Workhouse for the Liberty of Saffron Hill, Hatton Garden, and Ely Rents, in the Parish of Saint Andrew Holborn, in the County of Middlesex.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Norminton Enclosure BilI:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pasture, and all other Open, Common, and Waste Lands, in the Parish of Normanton upon Soar, in the County of Nottingham:”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stoke Goldington Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Liberties of Stoke Goldington, in the County of Bucks.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sutton, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term granted by an Act of the Twenty eighth Year of His late Majesty's Reign, for repairing and widening the Road from Sutton, in the County of Surry, through the Borough of Reigate, by Sidlow Mill to Pavey Cross; and from Sutton aforesaid, through Cheam, and over Howell Hill to Ewell; and also the Road from Tadworth, by the Windmill, to the Bottom of Pebble Hill, in the said County;” and for empowering the Trustees, appointed by an Act of the Tenth Year of His late Majesty King George the First, for repairing several Roads in the Counties of Surry and Sussex, to make a yearly Allowance to the Trustees appointed by the said Act of the Twenty-eighth of George the Second, and for taking certain Roads out of the Power of the Trustees appointed by the said Act of the Tenth of George the First, and putting them under the Direction of the Trustees appointed by the said Act: of the Twenty-eighth of George the Second; and for repairing the Road from Povey Cross, in the County of Surrey, to the Oak dividing the Counties of Surrey and Sussex; and also the Road from Woodhatch to Peteridge Lane, in the County of Surrey.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Souldrop 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, within the Manor and Paris of Souldrop, in the County of Bedford.

The Question was put, “Whether this bill shall pass”

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wellsbourn Mountfort to Stratford upon Avon Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for amending the Road from Wellsbourn Mountfort to Strafford upon Avon, in the County of Warwick”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

St Maryle Hone, Paving, &c. bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the more effectually paving, repairing, cleansing, and lighting, the Streets, Squares, Lanes, and other Passages; and for regulating Weights and Measures, within the Parish of Saint Mary le Bone, in the County of Middlesex; and for other Purposes there in mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Biggleswade, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue and render more effectual several Acts for repairing and amending the Road from Biggleswade, in the County of Bedford, through Bugden and Alconbury, to the Top of Alconbury Hill; and from Bugden to Huntingdon; and from Cross Hall to Great Stoughton Common, in the County of Huntingdon; and for repairing, widening, turning, and altering the Road leading out of the aforesaid Road, at or near the Ferry House, in the Parish of Temsford, to and through Little Barford, Eynesbury, and Saint Neots, to the Turnpike Road at the End of Cross Hall Lane.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

St Neot Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa; intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, and other, Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Parish of Saint Neots, in the County of Huntingdon.”

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 Fourteen preceding Bills.

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.

E Aylesford's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Manors and Lands, in the County of Norfolk, Part of the Settled Estates of Charlotte Countess of Aylesford and her Issue, in Henege Earl of Ayleford and his Heirs, and for settling other Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Warwick, the Esates of the said Earl, of greater and better Value, to the like Uses, in Lieu thereof.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Common's, by the former Messengers:

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

King's Lynn Small Debts Bill.

The Lord Walpole reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Borough of Kings Lynn and the Liberties thereof,” 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.”

Watchett Harbour and Key Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for further continuing the Duties granted and continued by several Acts, made in the Sixth and Tenth Years of the Reign of Queen Awe, and in the Seventh Year of the Reign of King George the First, for repairing the Harbour and Key of Watchett, in the County of Somerset,” was committed.

E. Clanricarde's Estate Bill, Standing Order dis pensed with.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Time of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Settled Estates of John Earl of Clanricarde in the Kingdom of Ireland, in Trustees, discharged of the Uses and Trusts of his Marriage Articles, and a voluntary Settlement made by him; and for re-setting the same to the several Uses and upon the Trusts therein mentioned,” stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed., in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be dispensed with in this Case, and that the Committee may meet to consider the said Bill on Thursday next.

Elvey's Bill; Motion to dispense with Standing Order.'

The House being moved, “That the Standing Order of this House, No. 126, concerning Bills for selling Lands in One Place, and buying Lands in another Place, to be settled in Lieu thereof, may be so far dispensed with as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting several Messuages or Tenements and Hereditaments, situate and being in Stable Yard Street, in the Parish of Greenwich, in the County of Kent, lately the Estate of Thomas Elvey Bricklayer deceased, in

Trustees, to be sold to the Commissioners or Governors and Directors of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, for the Use of the said Hospital; and for applying the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, to be conveyed to such Uses as the said Messuage or Tenements do now stand limited,” stands, committed, may proceed on the said Bill, notwithstanding the said Order should not be complied with.”

It is Ordered, That the said Motion be taken into Consideration Tomorrow, and the Lords summoned.

Stoke Ferry Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for amending and widening several Roads leading from The Bell, in Stoke Ferry, in the County of Norfolk.”

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

Ld. President.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Harwich.
D. Richmond.L. Bp. London.L. Willoughby Br.
D. Beaufort.L. Bp St. DavidsL. Hay.
D. Portland.L. Bp. St. Asaph.L. King.
D. Northumberland.L. Bp. Landaff.L. Sandys.
M. Rockingham.L. Ravensworth.
Ld. ChamberlainL. Hyde.
E. Denbigh.L. Walpole.
E. Sandwich.L. Mansfield.
E. ShActesbury.L. Scarsdale.
E. Scarborough.L. Boston.
E. Rochford.L. Vernon.
E. Abercorn.L. Camden.
E. Marchmont.L. Digby.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Bucks.
E. Temple.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Ilchester.
V. Montague.
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.

Pulteney et al. against Sir John Gordon:

Upon reading the Petition of the Agents for the Parties in a Cause depending in this House, wherein William Pulteney and others are Appellants, and Sir John Gordon Baronet is Respondent; praying, “In regard the Matters in Dispute are under Accommodation, that this Appeal may be withdrawn:”

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the said Appeal be withdrawn, as desired.

Macleod et al. against John Gordon et al:

Upon reading the Petition of the Agents for the Parties in a Cause depending in this House, wherein Roderick Macleod and others are Appellants, and Sir john Gordon and others are Respondents; praying, “In regard the Matters in Dispute are under Accommodation, that this Appeal may be withdrawn :”

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the said Appeal be withdrawn, as desired.

Sir John Gordon et al. against L. Ellibank et al. etecon:

Upon reading the Petition of the Agents for the Parties in a Cause depending in this House, wherein Sir John Gordon and others are Appellants, and Patrick Lord Ellibank and others are Respondents, et e con.; praying, “In regard the Matters in Dispute are under Accommodation, that this Appeal may be withdrawn:”

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the said Appeal be withdrawn, as desired.

Trent and Mersey Navigation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to amend an Act, made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for making a navigable Cut or Canal from the River Trent, at or near Wilden Ferry, in the County of Derby , to the River Mersey, at or near Runcorn Gap; and for granting further Powers for that Purpose.”

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.

Southampton Paving, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the better paving, repairing, and cleansing, the Streets and other Public Passages in the several Parishes and Wards of Saint Michael, Saint John, Holy Rhood, Saint Lawrence, All Saints within the Bar, All Saints without the Bar, and East Street, and Bag Row, within the Town of Southampton and Liberties thereof, and for preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein; and for widening and rendering the same more commodious; and for the lighting and watching the said Streets and Public Passages.”

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.

American Mutiny Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for amending and further continuing an Act of the Sixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, “An Act to amend and render more effectual in His Majesty's Dominions in America an Act, patted in this present Session of Parliament, intituled, “An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bury St. Edmunds, &c. Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Rous and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the Borough of Bury Saint Edmunds to the Town of Newmarket, in the Counties of Suffolk and Cambridge, and from the South End of the Ferry Street in Brandon to Bury Saint Edmunds, in the said County of Suffolk;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Messages from H. C. to return Bromley's Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for empowering the Guardians named in the Will of William Throckmorton Bromley Esquire deceased, to make Sale of Timber growing upon Part of his Settled Estates, and for inverting the Money thereby arising in the Purchase of Lands for the Benefit of his Infant Children;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and D. Kingston's Estate Bill;

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. (fn. 1) Brigden and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting a certain Messuage or Tenement, with the Appurtenances, in Arlington Street, in the County of Middlesex, Part of the Settled Estate of the Most Noble Evelyn Duke of Kingston, in Trustees and their Heirs, in Trust for the said Duke, and for settling other Estates of the said Duke to the same Uses as the said Messuage and Premises now stand limited;”and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Sheffield Hospital Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act, passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the First, intituled, “An Act for vesting in Trustees several Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of York and Derby, for the Maintenance of the Poor Persons in the Hospital of Gilbert Earl of Shrewsbury long since deceased, situate at Sheffield, in the said County of York, and for enlarging the Buildings of the said Hospital, and adding more Poor Persons to those already established therein;” and for enlarging the Powers contained in the said Act, and for other Purposes;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Abington Pigotts Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Hynde Cotton and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Abington Pigotts, otherwise Abington in the Clay, in the County of Cambridge;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Aulcester Heath Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, and the Midsummer and Lammas and other Commonable Meadows, Pastures, and Grounds, and the Common or Waste Ground called Aulcester Heath, within the Manor of Aulcester, in the County of Warwick;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Notgrove Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Downs, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Notgrove, in the County of Gloucester;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Foxton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open Fields and Commonable Places, in the Parish of Foxton, in the County of Leicester;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Macclesfield, &c Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing, widening, and altering, the Road from Macclesfield, in the County of Chester, to the Turnpike Road at Randle Carr Lane Head in Fernille, in the County of Derby, leading to Chopel in the Frith;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

New Sarum Poor Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for consolidating the Rates to be made for the Relief of the Poor of the respective Parishes of Saint Thomas, Saint Edmund, and Saint Martin, in the City of New Sarum.”

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.

Cambridge to Ely,&c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to extend the Provisions in Two Acts, passed in the Third and Fifth Years of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Cambridge to Ely, and from Ely to Littleport, and other Roads therein mentioned, to the Road from Wilburton to Mepall, and for making other Provision for repairing the said Road from Ely to Littleport, and for making and keeping in Repair a Road from Littleport to Chequer Corner in Downham, in the Counties of Cambridge and Norfolk:”

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.

For regulating Trials of controversed Elections Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to regulate the Trials of Controverted Elections, or Returns of Members to serve in Parliament.”

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Ordered That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Thursday next; and the Lords summoned.

Stockport, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Stockport, in the County of Chester, to Saxon's Lane End, in the County of Lancaster, and other Roads in the said Act mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Stealing of Dogs, to pre vent, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for preventing the stealing of “Dogs.”

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Committee, “That they had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto, which he was ready to report when the House will please to receive the same.”

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Game Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for better Preservation of the Game within that Part of Great Britain called England”

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Committee, “That they had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto, which he was ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same.”

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

West Taphouse Lane, &c Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to ' enlarge the Term and Powers granted by an Act, passed in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, “for repairing and widening the Road from the East End of West Taphouse Lane, to the Borough of Liskeard, and from thence to Coomb Row House; and also the Road from the said Borough of Liskeard to Craft Hole, and from thence to Crumble Passage and Tar Point; and from CrAct Hole aforesaid to Saint German's Beacon, in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon;” and for amending the Roads from Barn Street to Duke Church, and from Lux Street to Crathick Ford, and from Bull Post to Treworgey Cross, in the County of Cornwall”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees,1 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.

Westborough and Doddington Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and Waste Grounds, within the Townships of Westborough and Doddington, in the Parish of Westborough cum Doddington, in the County of Lincoln.”

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.

Worksop, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Worksop to the Turnpike Road at Kelham; and from Debdale Hill to the great Northern Road at South Muskham, 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.

Brighthelmston to Lovell Heath Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from Brighthelmston to The County Oak on Lovell Heath, in the County of Sussex.”

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.

Palmer to enter into Recognizance on Fitzmaurice et Ux Appeal.

The House being moved, “That John Palmer of Lincoln's Inn Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Raymond Fitzmaurice Es quire et Ux. on Account of their Appeal depending in this House, they residing in Ireland:”

It is Ordered That the said John Palmer Gentleman may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellants, as desired.

living against Sir John Douglas.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Jaffrey Irving is Appellant, and Sir John Douglas of Kelhead Baronet is Respondent:”

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Mamfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regii declaravit præfens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, quartum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 4o Aprilis 1770.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præfentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.Dux Bolton.Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Duresin.March. Rockingham.Ds. Craven.
Epus. Cestrien.Comes Hertford, Camerarius.Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Cicestrien.Comes Denbigh.Ds. Mansfield.
Epus. Lincoln.Comes Sandwich.Ds. Lyttelton.
Epus. Petriburg.Comes Abercorn.Ds. Boston.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Roseberry.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Pomfret.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Mansfield sat Speaker by virtue of His Majesty's Commission.

Macdonalds et al against Butter:

After hearing Counsel upon the Petition and Appeal of Ronald and Alexander Macdonalds, principal Tenants of Aberarder, Tullochromb, Stratheruniehan, Carline, and others, and their Subtenants in these Lands, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 1st and 10th of August 1769; and praying. “That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellants might have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;” and also upon the Answer of Henry Butter, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors 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 Interlocutors therein complained of be, and the same are hereby affirmed.

Aulcester Heath Enclosure Bill

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, and the Midsummer and Lammas and other Commonable Meadows, Pastures, and Grounds, and the Common or Waste Ground called Aulcester Heath, within the Manor of Aulcester, in the County of Warwick.”

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

D. Bolton.L. Abp. York.L. Clifton.
M. Rockingham.L. Bp. Durham.L. Craven.
Ld. Chamberlain.L. Bp. Chester.L. Walpole.
E. Denbigh.L. Bp. ChichesterL. Mansfield.
E. Sandwich.L. Bp. Lincoln.L. Lyttelton.
E. Abercorn.L. Bp. Peterborough.L. Boston.
E. Marchmont.
E. Roseberry.
E. Oxford.
E. Pomfret.
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.

Sutherland against Urquhart.

A Petition of Lieutenant William Sutherland of Little Torbol, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Leonard Urquhart Writer to the Signet is Respondent, which stands appointed 'for hearing, was presented and read; setting forth, “That the Petitioner, on the 15th Day of February last, presented his Petition of Appeal to their Lordships, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland of the 7th Day of that instant February; and praying their Lordships to reverse or alter the same; that the Petitioner has since been. advised to withdraw his said Appeal;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “That he may be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal without Costs.”

And thereupon the Agents on both Sides were called in; and heard at the Bar:

And being withdrawn:

Appeal withdrawn with Costs.

Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal, upon Payment of Fifty Pounds Costs to the (fn. 2) Respondents.

Trent and Mersey Navigation Bill.

The Earl of Oxford reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to amend an Act, made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for making a navigable Cut or Canal from the River Trent, at or near Wilden Ferry, in the County of Derby, to the River Mersey at or near Runcorn Gap, and for granting further Powers for that Purpose,” 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.”

Bromyard Road Bill.

The Earl of Oxford made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, passed the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the several Roads leading from the Town of Bromyard, in the County of Hereford, therein mentioned, and for amending several other Roads adjoining thereto;” was committed.

River Nar Navigation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Powers of an Act of the Twenty-fourth Year of His late Majesty, for making the River Nar navigable from the Town and Port of King's Lynn to Westacre, in the County of Norfolk; and for making the said Act more effectual.”

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

Great Useburn Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands, and Commons, within the Township and Parish of Great Useburn, in the West Riding of the County of York.”

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

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

American Mutiny Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled,” An Act for amending and further continuing an Act, of the Sixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, “An Act to amend and render more effectual, in His Majesty's Dominions in America, an Act, passed in this present Session of Parliament, intituled, “An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters:”

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.

Abington Pigotts Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a 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 Abington Pigotts, otherwise Abington in the Clay, in the County of Cambridge.”

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.

King's Lynn Small Debts Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa intituled, “An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts, within the Borough of King's Lynn and the Liberties thereof.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Watchett Harbour and Key Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for further continuing the Duties granted and continued by several Acts, made in the Sixth and Tenth Years of the Reign of Queen Anne, and in the Seventh Year of the Reign of King George the First, for repairing the Harbour and Key of Watchett, in the County of Somerset”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Cause, wherein Archibald Johnston is Appellant, and Thomas and John Huoy are Respondents, which stands appointed for hearing on Friday next, be put off to Monday next; and that the Cause wherein Messieurs Hastie and Jamieson Merchants are Appellants, and Robert Arthur is respondent, which stands appointed for hearing on Monday next, be put off to Tuesday next.

Elvey's Bill; Standing Order dispensed with.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order, No. 126, so far asthat the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting several Messuages or Tenements and Hereditaments situate and being in Stable YardStreet in the Parish of Greenwich, in the County ofKent, lately the Estate of Thomas Elvey Bricklayer deceased, in Trustees, to be sold to the Commissioners or Governors and Directors of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, for the Use of the said Hospital; and for applying the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, to be conveyed to such Uses as the said Messuage or Tenement do now stand limited,” stands committed, may proceed upon the said Bill, notwithstanding the said Older should not be complied with:

And Consideration being had thereof:

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be dispensed with in this Case.

L. Mulgrave to be heard respecting the Claim to the Earldom of Anglesey.

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable Constantine Lord Mulgrave of the Kingdom of Ireland, setting forth, “That on the 5th of February last a Petition of Arthur Earl of Anglesey, Baron of Newport Pagnell, in the Kingdom of Great Britain, and Viscount Valentia, Baron of Mount Norris, and Baron of Altham, in the Kingdom of Ireland, to His Majesty, praying a Writ of Summons to the Parliament of Great Britain, by the Stile and Title of Earl of Anglesey and Baron of Newport Pagnell, with His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House, were by their Lordships referred to the Committee of Privileges to consider thereof, and to report their Opinion thereupon; that the Petitioner conceives himself to be greatly interested in the Question of the Legitimacy of the said Arthur Earl of Anglesey, upon which not only the said Arthur's Title depends, but also the Petitioner's Title to certain (fn. 3) Estate comprised in the Will of James Earl of Anglesey, the Petitioner's late Grandfather;" and therefore pray ing, “ That he may be heard by his Counsel before the said Committee; and that he may be at Liberty not only to cross-examine the Witnesses which shall be produced by the said Arthur Earl of, Anglesey in Support of his said Petition, but also to offer such Evidence as he shall be advised, to controvert the Truth of the Allegations contained in the Petition of the said Arthur; and that this Petition may be referred to the Committee of Privileges, to whom the said Arthur Earl of Anglese's Petition stands referred:”

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to be heard by his Counsel before the said Committee, as desired; and be also at Liberty not only to cross-examine the Witnesses which shall be produced by the said Arthur Earl of Anglesey, in Support of his said Petition, but also to offer such Evidence as he shall be advised, to controvert the Truth of the Allegations contained in the Petition of the said Arthur; and that the said Petition be referred to the Committee of Privileges, to whom the said Arthur Earl of Anglese's Petition stands referred.

Rebuilding Essex Gaol Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Com mons, by Sir William Maynard and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “ An Act for rebuilding the Common Gaol of the County of Essex;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ashbury Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Downs, Commons, and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Ashbury, in the County of Berks ;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time

E. Oxford's Estate Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for vesting a Messuage in Pall Mall and the Pictures and Furniture thereunto belonging, in George Earl of Orford, discharged from certain Trusts created thereof; and for settling Freehold Lands, in the County of Norfolk, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the Uses therein mentioned," 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.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Plymouth Paving, &c. Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for paving, lighting, and watching, the Town of Plymouth, in the County of Devon, and for regulating the Carmen and Porters within the said Town," was committed: “ That they had consi dered 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.”

Stoke Ferry Roads Bill.

The Lord Walpole made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for amending and widening several Roads leading from The Bell in Stoke Ferry, in the County of Norfolk,” was committed.

Account of Ships employed in the Whale Fishery in Scotland, and Corn, &c. exported.

The House being informed, “ That Mr. Rowe from the Commissioners of the Customs in Scotland, attended:”

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar,

“An Account of what Number of Ships from Scotland have been employed in the Whale Fishery to Davis's Streights and the Greenland Seas, with their respective Names and Burthens, from whence they were fitted out, and at what Port they were discharged, and also what Quantity of Oil and Whale Fins each Ship has imported from the 10th of October 1768 to the 10th of October 1769:”

And also, “An Account of all Corn, Grain, Meal, Malt, Flour, Bread, Biscuit, and Starch, that have, before the 8th of November 1769, been exported from Scotland to any Place whatsoever, by virtue or in pursuance of any of the Liberties or Powers given or granted for that Purpose, by the Act 9 George 3d, distinguishing to what Places the same have been exported.”

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

East Newton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “ An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, within the Township of East Newton, in the Parish of Aldborough in Holdernesse, in the County of York;”to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Stealing of Dogs, to prevent, Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth (according to Order) reported the Amendment, made by the Committee, of the whole House, to the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for preventing the Stealing of Dogs.”

Which Amendment was read by the Clerk as follows; (videlicet),

Press. L. 26. After the Word [“ Appellant”], leave out the Word [“ First”].

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

Game, Preservation of Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth also (according to Order) reported the Amendment, made by the Committee of the whole House, to the Bill, intituled, “An Act for better Preservation of the Game within that Part of Great Britain called England”

Which Amendment was read by the Clerk as follows; (videlicet).

press 4. L.17. Before the Word [“ giving”], leave out the Word [“ First”].

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

Seven Oaks, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for continuing, amending, and rendering more effectual, so much of Three Acts of Parliament for repairing the Roads from Seven Oaks, Tunbridge Wells, and kippings Cross, to Lamberhurst Pound and Pullins Hill, in the County of Kent, and to Flimwell Vent, in the County of Sussex, as relates to the Road leading from Seven Oaks Common to Woodsgate, Tunbridge Wells, and Kippings Cross, in the said County of Kent;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

Dominus Mansfield Capitals justiciarius Banci Regii declaravit praesens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque Act et in diem Jovis, quintum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 5o Aprilis 1770.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Dux Gloucester. Dux Cumberland.Ds. Harwich,
Epus. Londin.Comes Gower, Pres.Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Duresm.Dux Richmond.Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Bath.&Dux Grafton.Ds. Willoughby Br
Wells.Dux Bolton.Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Cicestrien.Dux Bedford.Ds. Hay.
Epus. Sarum.Dux Portland.Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Norvicen.Dux Chandos.Ds. Masham.
Epus. Glocestr.Dux Northumberland.Ds. Romney.
Epus. Lincoln.March. Rockingham.Ds. Cadogan
Epus. Exon.Comes Hertford,Ds King.
Epus. Oxon.Camerarius.Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Asaphen.Comes Suffolk.Ds. Bruce.
Epus. Petriburg.Comes Exeter.Ds. Fortescue.
Comes Denbigh.Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Westmorland.Ds. Archer.
Comes Stamford.Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Sandwich.Ds. Hyde.
Comes Essex.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Abingdon.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Scarbrough.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Rochford.Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Albemarle.Ds. Sondes.
Comes Coventry.Ds. Scarsdale,
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Boston.
Comes Dunmore.Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Marchmont.Ds. Digby.
Comes Oxford.Ds. Pelham.
Comes Strafford.Ds. Vernon.
Comes Macclesfield.Ds. Camden.
Comes Waldegrave.Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Temple.
Comes IlChester.
Comes De Lawarr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Chatham.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Mansfield sat Speaker by virtue of His Majesty's Commission.

Sir W. Dalrymple against Campbell.

This Day being appointed for hearing Counsel upon the Petition and Appeal of Sir William Dalrymple ofCousland Baronet, complaining of Four Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 1st and 5th of July 1768, and 3d and nth of March 1769;and praying, “That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant might have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;” as also upon the Answer of Archibald Campbell, put in to the said Appeal:

Counsel were accordingly called in:

And no Counsel appearing for the said Sir William Dalrymple, he was heard for himself at the Bar; and the Lord Advocate having been heard for the Respondent, and the Interlocutors of the Court of Session in Scotland complained of having been read:

They were directed to withdraw.

Interlocutors affirmed.

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 Interlocutors therein complained of be, and the same are hereby affirmed.

E. clanriarde's Estate Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Settled Estates of John Earl of Clanricarde, in the Kingdom of Ireland, in Trustees, discharged of the Uses and Trusts of his Marriage Articles, and a voluntary Settlement made by him; and for resettling the same to the several Uses, and upon the Trusts therein mentioned," 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.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Elvey's Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting several Messuages or Tenements and Hereditaments situate and being in Stable Yard Street, in the Parish of Greenwich, in the County of Kent, lately the Estate of Thomas Elvey Bricklayer deceased, in Trustees, to be sold to the Commissioners or Governors and Directors of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, for the Use of the said Hospital; and for applying the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, to be Conveyed to such Uses as the said Messuage or Tenement do now stand limited.” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Abington pigotts Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Actfor dividing and enclosing the Common Fields and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Abington Pigotts, otherwise Abington in the Clay, in the County of Cambridge” was committed.

Westborough and Doddington Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report 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 Westborough and Doddington, in the Parish of Westborough cum Doddington, in the County of Lincoln,” was committed.

New Sarum Poor Bill.

The Earl of Radnor reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for consolidating the Rates to be made for the Relief of the Poor of the respective Parishes of Saint Thomas, Saint Edmund, and Saint Martin, in the City of New Sarum," 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.”

Southampton Paving, &c. Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better paving, repairing, and cleansing the Streets and other Public Passages in the several Parishes and Wards of Saint Michael, Saint John, Holy Rhood, Saint Lawrence, All Saints within the Bar, All Saints without the Bar, and East Street and Bag Row, within the Town of Southampton and Liberties thereof; and for preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein; and for widening and rendering the same more commodious; and for the lighting and watching the said Streets and Public Passages,” was committed.

Worksop, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Worksop to the Turnpike Road at Kelham, and from Debdale Hill to the Great Northern Road at South Muskham, in the County of Nottingham;” was committed.

Cambridge to Ely, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An

Act to extend the Provisions in Two Acts, passed in the Third and Fifth Years of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Cambridge to Ely, and from Ely to Littleport, and other Roads therein mentioned, to the Road from Wilburton to Mepell; and for making other Provision for repairing the said Road from Ely to Littleport, and for making and keeping in Repair a Road from Littleport do Chequer Corner in Downham, in the Counties of Cambridge and Norfolk” was committed.

West Taphouse Lane, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers granted by an Act, passed in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, “for repairing and widening the Road from the East End of West Taphouse Lane to the Borough of Liskeard, and from thence to Coomb Row House: and also the Road from the said Borough of Liskeard to Cract Hole, and from thence to Crimble Passage and Tar Point, and from Cract Hole aforesaid to Saint Germans Beacon, in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon;" and for amending the Roads from Barn Street to Duloe Church, and from Lux Street to Crathick Ford, and from Bull Past to Treworgey Cross, in the County of Cornwall,”was committed.

Aulcester Heath Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and the Midsummer and Lammas and other Commonable Meadows, Pastures, and Grounds, and the Common or Waste Ground called Aulcester Heath, within the Manor of Aulcester, in the County of Warwick," 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.”

E Oxford's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting a Messuage in Pall Mall, and the Pictures and Furniture thereunto belonging, in George Earl of Oxford, discharged from certain Trusts created thereof; and for settling Freehold Lands in the County of Norfolk, of greater Value in Lieu thereof, to the Uses therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative

Message to H. C. with it

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

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

Ashbury Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Downs, Commons, and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Ashbury, in the County of Berks”

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

Ld. President.L. Abp. York.L. Harwich.
D. Richmond.L. Bp. London.L. Le Despencer
D. GraftonL. Bp. Durham.L. Willoughby Br.
D. BoltonL. Bp. Bath & Wells.L. Clifton. L. Hay. L. Trevor.
D. Bedford.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Masham.
D. Portland.L. Bp. Salisbury.L. Romney.
D. Chandos.L. Bp. Norwich.L. Cadogan. L. King.
D. Northumberland.L. Bp. Gloucester.L. Sandys.
M. Rockingham.L. Bp. Lincoln.L. Bruce.
Ld. Chamberlain.L. Bp. Exeter.L. Fortescue.
E. Suffolk.L. Bp. Oxford.L. Ravensworth.
E. Exeter.L. Bp. st. Asaph.L. Archer.
E. Denbigh.L. Bp. Peterborough.L. Ponsonby.
E. Westmorland.L. Hyde. L. Walpole.
E. Stamford,L. Mansfield.
E. Sandwich.L. Lyttelton.
E. Essex.L Wycombe.
E. Abingdon.L. Sondes.
E. Scarborough.L. Scarsdale.
E. Rochford.L. Boston.
E. Albemarle.L. Pelham. L. Lovel & Holland
E. Coventry.L. Vernon.
E. Abercorn.L. Camden.
E. Dunmore.L Digby.
E. Marchmont.L. Sundridge
E. Oxford.
E. Strafford,
E. Macclesfield.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Bucks.
E. Temple.
E. Ilchester.
E. Dc Lawarr.
E. Radnor.
E. Chatham.
V. Montague.
V. Weymouth
V. Bolingbroke
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.

Notgrove “Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Downs, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Notgrove, in the County of Gloucester.”

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.

Bury St Edmunds, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the Borough of Bury Saint Edmunds, to the Town of New market, in the Counties of Suffolk and Cambridge, and from the South End of the ferry street in Brandon to Bury saint Edmunds, in the said County of Suffolk”

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

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

East Newton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, within the Township of East Newton, in the Parish of Aldborough in Holder ness, in the County of York.”

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

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

Stoke Ferry Roads Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for amending and widening several Roads leading from the Bell in Stoke Ferry, in the County of Norfolk.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bromyard Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the several Roads leading from the Town of Bromyard, in the County of Hereford, therein mentioned, and for amending several other Roads adjoining thereto.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Trent and Mersey Navigation Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to amend an Act, made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for making a navigable Cut or Canal from the River Trent, at or near Wilden Ferry, in the County of Derby,' to the River Mersey, at or near Runcorn Gap, and for granting further Powers for that Purpose.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Plymouth Paving, &c. Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for paving, lighting, and watching, the Town of Plymouth, in the County of Devon; and for regulating the Carmen and Porters within the said Town.”

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 Four 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.

For regulating the trials of Controverted Elections Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to regulate the Trials of Controverted Elections or Returns of Members to serve in Parliament;” and for the Lords to be summoned:

The said Bill was accordingly read the Second Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House on Monday next, and the Lords summoned.

Game, Preservation of, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for better Preservation of the Game within that Part of Great Britain called England”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stealing of Dogs, to prevent, Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for preventing the Stealing of Dogs.”

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

was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C. with Amendments to the Two preceding Bill.

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

To return the said Bills, and acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, of which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Hastle and Jamueson against Arthm; Petition to put off the Hearing, rejected.

A Petition of Messieurs Hastie and Jamieson, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which Robert Arthur is Respondent, which stands appointed for hearing, was presented and lead; setting forth, That neither the Decree nor Exhibits in this Cause are yet come to the Hands of the Petitioners Agent, without which it is impossible to prepare a Case for them to their Lordships;" and therefore praying their Lordships, " To postpone the Hearing of this Cause till such Day after the Recess at Easter, as to their Lordships may seem proper.”

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

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the said Petition be rejected

Blackheath, &c. Small Debt. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and make more effectual, an Act, passed in the Fifth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, “An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts, within the Hundreds of Blackheath, of Bromley and Beckenham, of Rokesley otherwise Ruxley, and Little and Lessnes, in the County of Kent;" and One other act, passed in the Sixth Year of His Majesty's Reign, for extending the Provisions of the said Act to the Hundred of Wallington, in the County of Surrey;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Worcester Navigation Bill

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Rush and others;

With a Bill, intituled, “ An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for making and maintaining a navigable Cut or Canal from the River Severn, between Bewdley and Titton Brook, in the County of Woncester, to cross the River Trent, at or near Heywood Hill, in the County of Stafford, and to communicate with a Canal intended to be made between the said River Trent and the River Mersey;” and for granting further Powers for that Purpose;” to which they desire the, Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time

Prowse et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Mary Prowse and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to confirm and render valid and effectual a Partition of divers Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the several Counties, of Somerset, Wilts, Worcester, Dorset, Surry, and Middlesex, and in the City of London, late the Estates of Thomas Prowse Esquire deceased, and which, upon the Death of George Prowse Esquire his only Son, devolved upon and veiled in the Two Daughters and Co-Heiresses of the said Thomas Prowse deceased; and for settling and alluring the Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, which, upon the said Partition, have been allotted as the Specisick Part or Share of each of the said Daughters, to the several Uses therein limited.”

Irving against Sir John Douglas.

A Petition of Sir John Douglas of Kelhead Baronet, Respondent in a Cause depending in this House, to which Jassrey Irving is Appellant, which stands appointed for hearing, was presented and read; setting forth, “That the Petitioner's Agent set down this Cause for hearing under an Apprehension, from the State of the Roll as it then flood, that the same could not come in Course to be heard before the Recess for the Easter Holidays;" and therefore praying, “Their Lordships will be pleased to adjourn this Cause till after the Recess for the Easter Holidays.”

And thereupon the Agents on both Sides were called in, and heard at the Bar;

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the Hearing of this Cause be adjourned till the First Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter, as desired.

Macclesfield &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing, widening, and altering, the Road from Macclesfield, in the County of Chester, to the Turnpike Road at Randle Carr Lane Head, in Fernille, in the County of Derby, leading to Chapel in the Frith, in the same County”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees afore-named:

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

Stockport, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Stockport, in the County of Chester, to Saxon's Lane End, in the County of Lancaster, and other Roads in the said act mentioned.”

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.

American Mutiny Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An act to continue an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled. “An act for amending and further continuing an act, of the Sixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, “An act to amend and render more effectual, in His Majesty's Dominions in America, an act, passed in this present Session of Parliament, intituled, “An act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

And the Lord Viscount Wentworth 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 Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regii declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, sextum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus

DIE Veneris, 6o Aprilis 1770.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales praesentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Dux Gloucester. Dux Cumberland.Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Londin.Dux Portland.Ds. Hay.
Epus.Duresm.Comes Exeter.Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Winton.Comes Denbigh.Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Bath. & wells.Comes Stamford.Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Carliol.Comes Sbastcsbury.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Litchfield.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Rochford.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Poulet.Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Boston.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Temple.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes IlChester.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Mansfield sat Speaker by virtue of His Majesty's Commission.

E. Clanricarde's Estate Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An act for vesting the Settled Estates of John Earl of Clanricarde, in the Kingdom of Ireland, in Trustees, discharged of the Uses and Trusts of his Marriage Articles and a voluntary Settlement made by him, and for resettling the same to the several Uses and upon the Trusts therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Elvey's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An act for vesting several Messuages or Tenements and Hereditaments, situate and being in Stable Yard Street in the Parish of Greenwich, in the County of Kent, lately the Estate of Thomas Elvey Bricklayer deceased, in Trustees, to be sold to the Commissioners or Governors and Directors of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, for the use of the said Hospital and for applying the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, to be conveyed to such Uses as the said Messuage or Tenement do now (land limited.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with the Two preceding Bills.

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

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

Worcester Streets, &c. Bi11.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for better supplying the City of Worcester and the Liberties thereof with Water, and for the better paving and lighting the said City, and for removing and preventing all Obstructions and Annoyances therein;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Burford, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Burford to Banbury, in the County of Oxford ; and from Burford aforesaid to the Turnpike Road leading to Stow, in the County of Gloucester, at the Bottom of Stow Hill, and from Swerford Gate, in the said County of Oxford, to the Turnpike Road in Aynho, in the County of Northampton;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Newington Common Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing certain Commons or Wastes in the Parish of Saint Mary Newington, commonly called Newington Butts, in the County of Surry, and disposing of the same for the Benefit of the Poor of the said Parish;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were read the First Time.

prowse's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to confirm and render valid and effectual a Partition of divers Manors, Lands', and Hereditaments, in the several Counties of Somerset, Wilts, Worcester, Dorset, Surry,and Middlesex, and in the City of London, late the Estates of Thames Prowse Esquire deceased, and which, upon the Death of George Prowse Esquire his only Son, devolved upon and vested in the Two Daughters and Coheiresses of the said Thomas Prowse deceased, and for settling and assuring the Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, which, upon the said Partition, have been allotted as the specific Part or Share of each of the said Daughters, to the several Uses therein limited.”

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

D.Portland.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Berkeley Sir
E.Exeter.L. Bp. London.L. Hay.
E. Denbigh,L. Bp. Durham.L. Cadogan.
E. Stamford.L. Bp. Winchester.L. Sandys.
E. Shactcsbury.L. Bp. Bath & Wells.L. Hyde.
E. Litchfield.L. Bp. Carlisle.L. Walpole.
E. Rochford.L. Mansfield.
E. Poulet.L. Lyttelton.
E. Abercorn.L. Scarsdale.
E. Oxford.L. Boston.
E. Bristol.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Temple,
E. Hardwicke.
E. IlChester.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the first Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Allett's Bill

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An act for vesting the Two undivided Fourth Parts of Priscilla Allett (the Wife of John Allett Esquire), and of Alice Warner (the Wife of William Warner Gentleman), of and in the Manors or reputed Manors of Great Bourton and Little Bourton, and divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Parishes of Great Bourton and Little Bourton, in the County of Oxford, in Trustees, to sell and convey the same to William Prowett Gentleman, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in Three Pounds per Centum Consolidated Bank Annuities; to be secured and transferred in Manner therein mentioned," 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 several Amendments thereto.”

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

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Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

River Nar Navigation Bill.

The Lord Walpole reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Powers of an Act of the Twenty-fourth Year of His late Majesty, for making the River Nar navigable from the Town and Port of Kings Lynn to Westacre, in the County of Norfolk, and for making the said Act more effectual, 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.”

Poulton, &c. Small Debts Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the: Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Parishes of Poulton, Kirkham, Lytham, and Byspham, and Townships of Preesall and Stalmine, in the County Palatine of Lancaster," 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 made several Amendments thereto.”

Which Amendments were read by the Clerk as follow; (videlicet),

" Pr. 6. L. 27. Leave out from [“ Offices”] to [“ and”], in Press 7, Line 23.

" Pr. 7. L. 25. Leave out from [“ Time”] to [“ whenever”] in Line [“ 31”] of the same Press.”

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

Tamworth, &c. Road Bill

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An act for repairing and widening several Roads leading to and through the Borough of Tamworth, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Stafford, Warwick, and Derby;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Messages from H.C. to return Salvin's Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An act for confirming an Agreement, afterwards made an Order of Assize and Rule of His Majesty's Court of King's Bench at Westminster, in a Cause wherein John Doe, on the Demise of William Salvin Esquire and Catherine his Wife, was Plaintiff, and Margaret Thornton and Mary Thornton Spinsters, Infants, by their Guardians were Defendants, touching the Manor 6f Netherwitton, Capital Messuage of Netherwitton, and other Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Northumberland, heretofore the Est ate of John Thornton late of Netherwitton afore-said Esquire deceased, and for confirming the Award made in pursuance of the said Agreement;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Sir Geo. Robinson's et Ux Estate Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An act to empower the Trustees named in the Settlement of Sir George Robinson Baronet and Dame Dorothea' his Wife, to grant Building and Repairing Leases of the Settled Estates in or near Tower Hill, within the Liberty of the Tower of London; and for other the Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Hulmes Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Trustees of the Estates devised by William Hulme Esquire, to grand Building Leases thereof, and to encrease the Number of Exhibitioners in Brazen Nose College, Oxford, founded by the said Testator; and for other the Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Docksey's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Manor of Snelston, and certain Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments in Snelston, in the County of Derby, comprised in the Marriage Settlement of Thomas Dacksey Esquire, in Trustees, in Trust to sell and convey the same to Arthur Bowyer Gentleman and his Heirs, discharged from the Uses of the said Settlement, 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;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Minchead Harbour, &c. Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the ] Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for further continuing the Terms and Powers granted and continued by Three Acts, passed in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Years of William the Third, the Tenth of Queen Anne, and in the Eleventh Year of His late Majesty George the Second, for recovering, securing, and keeping in Repair, the Harbour of Minehead, in the County of Somerset, and for the more effectual carrying the said Acts into Execution, and also for the better securing the antient Dues payable to the Lord or Lady of the Manor of Minehead for the Time being," 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.”

Brighthelmston to Eovell Heath Road Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from Brighthelmston to The County Oak on Lovell Heath, in the County of Sussex ;” was committed.

Bury St Edmunds, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the Borough of Bury Saint Edmunds to the Town of Newmarket, in the Counties of Suffolk and Cambridge; and from the South End of the Ferry Street in Brandon to Bury Saint Edmunds, in the said County of Suffolk,”was committed.

Great Useburh Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands, and Commons, within the Township and Parish of Great Useburn, in the West Riding of the County of York,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their. Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ashbury Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth also 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, Downs, Commons, and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Ashbury, in the County of Berks,”was committed.

Notgrove Enclosure Bill; the King's Consent signified to it;

The Lord Viscount Weymouth acquainted the House, That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Downs, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Notgrove, in the County of Gloucester" was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

and to the East Newton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Weymouth also acquainted the House, “That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An actfor dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, within the Township of East Newton, in the Parish of Aldborough, in Holdernesse, in the County of York;" was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think sit.”

Notgrove Enclosure Bill.

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

Old and New Monkland to Glasgow, Canal Bill

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

With a Bill, intituled, “ An Act for making and maintaining a navigable Cut or Canal and Waggon Way from the Collieries in the Parishes of Old and New Monkland, to the City of Glasgow;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Rebuilding Essex Gaol Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for rebuilding the Common Gaol of the County of Essex”

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.

Foxton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open Fields and Commonable Places in the Parish of Foxton, 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 on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Bewdley and Titton Brook Navigation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for making and maintaining a navigable Cut or Canal from the River, Severn, between Bewdley and Titton Brook, in the County of Worcester, to cross the River Trent, at or near Heywood Mill, in the County of Stafford, and to communicate with a Canal intended to be made between the said River Trent and the River Mersey,”and for granting further Powers for that Purpose.”

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.

Abington Pigotts 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 Abington Pigotts, otherwise Abington in the Clay, in the County of Cambridge.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Salisbury Poor Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lect est Billa, intituled, “An Act for consolidating the Rates to be made for the Relief of the Poor of the respective Parishes of Saint Thomas, Saint Edmund, and Saint Martin, in the City of New Sarum.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

West Tap house Lane, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers granted by an Act, passed in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the East End of West Tap house Lane, to the Borough of Liskeard, and from thence to Coomb Row House; and also the Road from the said Borough of Liskeard to Cract Hole, and from thence to Crimble Passage and Tar Point; and from Cract Hole aforesaid to Saint Germans Beacon, in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon," and for amending the Roads from Barn Street to Duloe Church, and from Lux Street to Crathick Ford, and from Bull Post to Treworgey Cross, in the County of Cornwall.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Cambridge to Ely, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to extend the Provisions in Two Acts, passed in the Third and Fifth Years of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Cambridge to Ely, and from Ely to Littleport, and other Roads therein mentioned, to the Road from Wilburton to Mepall and for making other Provision for repairing the said Road from Ely to Littleport; and for making and keeping in Repair a Road from Littleport to Chequer Corner in Downham, in the Counties of Cambridge and Norfolk:”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Aulcester Heath Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, and the Midsummer and Lammas and other Commonable Meadows, Pastures, and Grounds, and the Common or Waste Ground called Aulcester Heath, within the Manor of Aulcester, in the County of Warwick”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Southampton Paving, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An act for the better paving, repairing, and cleansing, the Streets and other Public Passages in the several Parishes and Wards of Saint Michael, Saint John, Holy Rhood, Saint Lawrence, All Saints within the Bar, All Saints without the Bar, and East Street and Bag-Row, within the Town of Southampton and Liberties thereof, and for preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein, and for widening and rendering the same more commodious, and for the lighting and watching the said Streets and Public Passages.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

American Mutiny Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An act to continue an act, made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, “An act for amending and further continuing an act, of the Sixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, “An act to amend and render more effectual in His Majesty's Dominions in America, an act, patted in this present Session of Parliament, intituled, “An act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative

Worksop, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An act for repairing and widening the Road from Worksop to the Turnpike Road at Kelham ; and from Debdale Hill to the Great Northern Road at South Muskham, in the County of Nottingham.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Westborough and Doddington 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 Westborough and Doddington, in the Parish of Westborough cum Doddington, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

American Duties, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An act to repeat so much of an act, made in the Seventh Year of Hi's present Majesty's Reign, intituled, “An Act for granting certain Duties in the British Colonies and Plantations in America; for allowing a Drawback of the Duties of Customs upon the Exportation from this Kingdom of Coffee and Cocoa Nuts of the Produce of the said Colonies or Plantations; for discontinuing

the Drawbacks payable upon China Earthen Ware exported to America; and for more effectually preventing the clandestine running of Goods in the said Colonies and Plantations,” as relates to the Duties upon Glass, Red Lead, White Lead, Painters Colours, Paper, Pasteboards, Millboards, and Scale-boards, of the Produce or Manufacture of Great Britain, imported into any of His Majesty's Colonies in America; and also to the discontinuing the Drawbacks payable on China Earthern Ware exported to America; and for regulating the Exportation thereof;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

Dominus Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regii declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ nonum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroraelig; Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ 9o Aprilis 1770.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præfentes fuerunt:

Archiep.Cantuar.Dux Gloucester.Ds. Harwich,
Epus.Londin.Dux Cumberland.Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus.Duresm.Comes Gower,Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.Præses. Dux Beaufort.Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Cestrien.Dux Bolton.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Wigorn.Dux Ancaster,Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Cestrien.Magnus Camerarius. Dux Portland.Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Sarum.March: Rockingham.Ds. Hay.
Epus. Norvicen.Comes Suffolk.Ds. Trevor
Epus. GlocestrComes Exeter.Ds. Romney.
Epus. Bangor.Comes Northampton.Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Oxon.Comes Denbigh.Ds. King.
Epus. Meneven.Comes Westmorland.Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Asaphen.Comes Peterborough.Ds. Bruce.
Epus. Carliol.Comes Stamford.Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Sandwich.Ds. Archer.
Comes Doncaster,Ds. Walpole.
Comes Shaftesbury.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Scarborough.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Rochford.Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Coventry.Ds. Boston.
Comes Poulet.Ds. Lovel &
Comes Abercorn.Holland.
Comes Marchmont.Ds. Digby.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Temple.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchesler,
Comes De Lawarr.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Montague.
ViscountWeymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Mansfield sat Speaker by virtue of His Majesty's Commission

Johnston against Huoy's.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein Archibald Johnston Merchant in Kelso is Appellant, and Thomas and John Huoy are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be adjourned till Tomorrow.

Worcester Paving, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2 vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for better supplying the City of Worcester and the Liberties thereof with Water; and for the better paving and lighting the said City; and for removing and preventing all Obstructions and Annoyances therein.”

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

Ld. President.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Harwich.
D.Beaufort. D. Bolton.L. Bp. London.L. Le. Despencer.
D.AncasterL. Bp. Durham.L. Abergavenny.
D.Portland.L. Bp. Bath & Wells.L. Willoughby Br.
M.Rockingham.L. Bp. Chester.L Clifton.
E.Suffolk.L. Bp. Worcester.L. Berkeley Str.
E.Exeter.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Hay.
E. Northampton.L. Bp. Salisbury.L. Trevor.
E. Denbigh.L. Bp. Norwich.L. Romney.
E. Westmorland.L. Bp. Gloucestcr.L. Ducie.
E. Peterborough.L. Bp. Bangor.L. .King.
E. Stamford.L. Bp. Oxford. L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Sandys.
E. Sandwich.L. Bp. St. Asaph L. Bp.Carlisle.L. Bruce.
E. Doncaster.L. Ravensworth.
E. Shaftesbury.L. Archer.
E. Scarborough.L. Walpole.
L. Mansfield.L. Lyttelton.
E. Rochford.L. Scarsdale.
E. Coventry.L. Boston.
E. Poulet.L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Abercorn.L. Digby.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Tankerville.
E. Sussex.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Kerr.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Harrington.
E. Bucks
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Powis.
E. Temple.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Ilchester.
E. Dc Lawarr.
E. Spencer.
V. Montague.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.

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.

For regulating the Trials of Controverted Elections, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “ An Act to regulate the Trials of Controverted Elections, or Returns of Members to serve in Parliament;” 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 Earl of Buckinghamshire 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 Duties,&c. bill.

Hodie 2vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act to repeal so much of an Act, made in the Seventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, “ An Act for granting certain Duties in the British Colonies and Plantations in America; for allowing a Drawback of the. Duties of Customs, upon the Exportation from this Kingdom, of Coffee and Cocoa Nuts of the Produce of the Said Colonies or Plantations; for discontinuing the Drawbacks payable on China Earthen Ware exported to America; and for more effectually preventing the clandestine Running of Goods in the Said Colonies and Plantations," as relates to the Duties upon Glass, Red Lead, White Lead, Painters Colours, Paper, Paste-boards, Mill-boards, and Scale-boards, of the Produce or Manufacture of Great Britain, imported into any of His Majesty's Colonies in America ; and also to the discontinuing the Drawbacks payable on China Earthen Ware exported to America; and for regulating the Exportation thereof.”

Ordered, That the Said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House:

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

Newington Common Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for dividing certain Commons or Wastes in the Parish of Saint Mary Newington, commonly called Newing ton Butts, in the County of Surrey, and disposing of the same for the Benefit of the Poor of the Said Parish.”

Ordered, That the Said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees afore named:

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

Old and New Monkland to Glasgow, Canal Bill.

Hodie 2avice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for making and maintaining a navigable Cut or Canal, and Waggon Way, from the Collieries, in the Parishes of Old and New Monkland, to the City of Glasgow.”

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.

Pelham et al. Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “ An Act to enable Charles Anderson (now called Charles Pelham), Charles Anderson the Uncle, and Evelyn Anderson, Esquires, to make Jointures, upon their respective Marriages, out of the Estates devised to them by the Will of Charles Pelham late of Brocklesby, in the County of Lincoln, Esquire, deceased," 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.”

Ordered, That the Said Bill be engrossed.

East Newton Enclosure Bill

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, within the Township of East Newton', in the Parish of Aldborough, in Holdernesse, in the County of York”was committed.

Worcester, & c. Navigation Bill.

The Lord Boston also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “ An Act for making and maintaining a navigable Cut or Canal from the River Severn, between Bewdley and Titton Brook, in the County Worcester, to cross the River Trent at or near Heywood Mill, in the County of Stafford, and to communicate with a Canal intended to be made between the Said River Trent and the River Mersey;" and for granting further Powers for that Purpose," was committed: “ That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Stockport &c. Road Bill

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “ An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Stockport, in the County of Chester, to Saxon's Lane End, in the County of Lancaster, and other Roads in the Said Act mentioned,” was committed.

Macclesfield, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Boston also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing, widening, and altering the Road from Macclesfield, in the County of Chester, to the Turnpike Road at Randle Carr Lane Head in Fernille, in the County of Derby, leading to Chapel in the Frith, in the same County,” was committed.

Tamworth, &C. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for. repairing and widening several Roads leading to and through the Borough of Tamworth and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Stafford, Warwick, and Derby.”

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

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

Clyde Navigation and Bridge Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “ An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for improving the Navigation of the River Clyde to the City of Glasgow; and for building a Bridge cross the Said River from the Said City to the Village of Gorbells;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Said Bill was read the First Time.

Messages from H.C. to return Sir Robert Rich's Estate Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for vesting the Share and Interest of George Rich Esquire, Second Son of Sir Robert Rich Baronet deceased, of and in Six thousand Pounds, (which, by the Settlement made on the Marriage of the Said Sir Robert Rich with Dame Elizabeth Rich his now Widow, was secured for the Benefit of their younger Children), in the Executors of the Said Sir Robert Rick, as Part of his Personal Estate, pursuant to a Codicil to his Will made for that Purpose;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Hobart's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for Sale of the Settled Estate of the Honourable George Hobart in the County of Leicester, and for investing the Monies to arise from such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the like Uses;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

St. Clement Danes Poor Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “ An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual an Act made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for maintaining, regulating, and employing, the Poor of the Parish of Saint Clement Danes, in the Liberty of Westminster, and County of Middlesex;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for establishing and confirming an Exchange of divers Lands and Hereditaments in the Parish of Dave-bridge, in the County of Derby, for other Lands, and Hereditaments in the same Parish, pursuant to an Agreement between John Fitzherbert Clerk, Matter of Arts, Vicar of the Vicarage and Parish Church of Dovebridge, within the Diocese of Litchfield and Coventry, and Sir Henry Cavendish Baronet, by and with, the Consent of the Patron of the Said Vicarage, and the Ordinary of the Dio case;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Chepstow, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “ An Act to continue the Term, and alter and enlarge the Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-first Year of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from the Village of Magor to the Bridge Foot in the Town of Chepstow, in the County of Monmouth, and other Roads in the Counties of Monmouth and Gloucester, and for repairing and widening several other Roads adjoining to the Said Roads;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Speenhamland, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “ An Act to continue the Terms, and to vary and enlarge the Powers of Two Acts of the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King George the First, and the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, “ tor repairing the Highways from Speenhamland, in the County of Berks, to Marlborough; in the County of Wilts," and for repairing several other Roads therein mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Said Bill was read the First Time.

Butterton Moor End, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “ An Act for repairing, widening, turning, and altering, the Roads from Butterton Moor End near Oncott in the County of Stafford, to the Three Mile Stone in the Turnpike Road leading from Buxton to Ashborne, in the County of Derby; and from Blackton Moor, in the County of Stafford, to the Turnpike Road leading from Buxton to Ashborne near Newhaven, in the County of Derby, and from Warslow to Ecton Mine, in the County of Stafford;”to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hertford and Middlesex Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “ An Act to continue the Term, and alter and enlarge the Powers of Three Acts, for repairing the Highways through the several Parishes of Saint Michael, Saint Alban, Saint Peter, Shenley Ridge, and South Minis, in the Counties of Hertford and Middlesex;”to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Adjourn.

Dominus Mansfield Capitalis Justiciaries Banci Regii declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, decimum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 10o Aprilis 1770.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Cestrien.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds.Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Carliol Dux GraftonDs.Willoughby Br.
Dux Portland.Ds.Hay.
Dux Manchester.Ds.Sandys.
March. Rockingham.Ds.Ponsonby.
Comes Denbigh.Ds.Walpole.
Comes Sandwich.Ds.Mansfield.
Comes Carlisle.Ds.Lyttelton.
Comes Scarborough.Ds.Scarsdale.
Comes Albemarle.Ds.Lovel & Holland.
Comes Poulet.Ds.Beaulieu.
Comes Abercorn,
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Mansfield sat Speaker by virtue of His Majesty's Commission.

Johnson against Huoy's:

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Archibald Johnston Merchant in Kelso, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 6th of February and nth of March 1768; and also of Six Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 26th of July 1768, 14th and 21st of February, 2d of March, and 6th and 20th of December 1769; and praying, “ That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant might have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;” as also upon the Answer of Thomas and John Huoy, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors 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 Interlocutors therein complained of be, and the same are hereby affirmed.

Hastie and Jamieson against Arthur:

After hearing Counsel upon the Petition and Appeal of Messieurs Hostile and Jamieson Merchants in Glasgow, complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 17th of February, 2d and 19th of July 1768; and also of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 29th of November 1768, 4th of August 1769, and 2d of March last; and praying, “ That the same might be reversed, altered, 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 Robert Arthur, 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 Interlocutors of the 17th of February, 2d and 19th of July, 29th of November 1768, and 2d of March 1770, so far as they relate to the Cargo, be reversed: And it is hereby Declared, That the Appellants have a special Property therein preferable to the Respondents Arrestments: And it is further Ordered and Adjudged, That the said Interlocutors, so far as they relate to the Ship, and all the other Interlocutors complained of, be affirmed.

Minehead Harbour, &c. Bill

Hodie 3avice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for further continuing the Terms and Powers granted and continued by Three Acts, passed in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Years of William the Third, the Tenth of Queen Anne, and in the Eleventh Year of His late Majesty George the Second, for recovering, securing, and keeping in Repair, the Harbour of Minehead, in the County of Somerset, and for the more effectual carrying the said Acts into Execution; and also for the better securing the ancient Dues payable to the Lord or Lady of the Manor of Minehead, for the Time being.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Harris and Mr. Browning:

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

Old and New Monkland to Glasgow Canal Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Commitees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for making and maintaining a navigable Cut or Canal and Waggon Way from the Collieries in the Parishes of Old and New Monkland, to the City of Glas gow," 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.”

Tamworth, &c. Road Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading to and through the Borough of Tomworth, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Stafford Warwick, and Derby" was committed.

Worcester Paving, &c. Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for better supplying the City of "Worcester and the Liberties thereof with Water, and for the better paving and lighting the said City, and for removing and preventing all Obstructions and Annoyances therein,” was committed.

Rebuilding Essex Gaol Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for rebuilding the Common Gaol of the County of Essex," was committed.

Newington Common Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for dividing certain Commons or Wastes in the Parish of Saint Mary Newington, commonly called Newington Butts, in the County of Surrey, and disposing of the same for the Benefit of the Poor of 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.”

River Nar Navigation Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act to enlarge the Powers of an Act of the Twenty-fourth Year of His late Majesty, for making the River Nar navigable from the Town and Port of King's Lynn to Westacre, in the County of Norfolk, and for making the said Act more effectual.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Great Useburn Enclosure Bill;

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands, and Commons, within the Township and Parish of Great Useburn, in the West Riding of the County of York.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Notgrove Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Downs, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Notgrove, in the County of Gloucester”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ashbury Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Downs, Commons, and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Ashbury, in the County of Berks.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bury St Edmunds, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the Borough of Bury Saint Edmunds to the Town of Newmarket, in the Counties of Suffolk and Cambridge; and from the South End of the Ferry Street in Brandon to Bury Saint Edmunds, in the said County of Suffolk.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Brighthelmston to Lovell Heath Road Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from Brighthelmston to The County Oak on Lovell Heath, in the County of Sussex.”

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 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 Bilk, without any Amendment.

Poulton, &c. Small Debt, Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts, within the Parishes of Poulton, Kirkham, Lytham, and Bispham, and Townships of Preesall and Stalmme, in the County Palatine of Lancaster.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C with Amendments to Bi11

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

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

Allett et al. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for vesting the Two undivided Fourth Parts, of Priscilla Melt (the Wife of John Allett Esquire), and of William James Warner, Samuel George Warner, Rebecca Warner, and Mary Jone Charlotte Warner, the only Children of Alice Warner (the late Wife of William Warner Gentleman), of and in the Manors, or repuled Manors, of Great Baurton and Little Bourton and divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Parishes of Great Bourton and Little Bourton, in the County of Oxford, in Trustees, to sell and convey the same to William Prowell Gentleman; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in Three Pounds per Centum Consolidated Bank Annuities to be secured and transferred in Manner therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Pelham el al Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act to enable Charles Anderson, (now called Charles Pol ham), Charles Anderson the Uncle, and Evelyn Anderson, Esquires, to make Jointures, upon their respective Marriages, out of the Estates devised to them by the Will of Charles Pelham late of Brocklesby, in the County of Lincoln Esquire deceased.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C. with the Two preceding Bills.

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

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

Worcester Navigation Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “ An Act for making and maintaining a navigable Cut or Canal from the River Severn, between Bewdley and Titton Brook, in the County of Worcester, to cross the River Trent at or near Heywood Mill, in the County of Stafford, and to communicate with a Canal intended to be made between the said River Trent and the River Mersey;" and for granting further Powers for that Purpose.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stockport, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Stockport, in the County of Chester, to Saxon's Lane End, in the County of Lancaster, and other Roads in the said Act mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Macclesfield, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for repairing, widening, and altering, the Road from Macclesfield, in the County of Chester, to the Turnpike Road at Randle Carr Lane Head in Fernille, in the County of Derby, leading to Chapel in the Frith, in the same County.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

East Newton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, within the Township of East Newton, in the Parish of Aldborough in Holderness, in the County of York.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

For regulating the Trials of Controverted Elections, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to regulate the Trials of Controverted Elections, or Returns of Members to serve in Parliament.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Clyde Navigation and Budge Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for improving the Navigation of the River Clyde to the City of Glasgow; and for building a Bridge cross the said River from the said City to the Village of Gorbells.”

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

Ld. President.L. Bp. Chester.L. Harwich.
D. Grafton.L. Bp. Carlisle.L. Willoughby Br.
D. Portland.L. Hay.
D. Manchester.L. Sandys.
M. Rockingham.L. Ponsonby.
E. Denbigh.L. Walpole.
E. Sandwich.L. Mansfield.
E. Carlisle.L. Lyttelton.
E. Scarborough.L. Scarsdale.
E. Albemarle.L. Lovel & Holland.
E. PouletL. Beaulieu.
E. Abercorn.
E. March.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Spencer.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of their, 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.

Speenham laud. &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act to continue the Term and to vary and enlarge the Powers of Two Acts, of the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King George the First, and the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, “ for repairing the Highways from Speenhamland, in the County of Bucks, to Marlborough, in the County of Wilts;” and for repairing several other Roads therein mentioned.”

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.

Barford, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Burford to Banbury, in the County of Oxford, and from Burford aforesaid, to the Turnpike Road leading to Stow, in the County of Gloucester, at the Bottom of Snow-Hill, and from Sworford Gate, in the said County of Oxford, to the Turnpike Road in Aynho, in the County of Northampton.”

ORDEReD, That the said Bill Joe 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 5 and to adjourn as they please.

St Clement Danes Poor Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual an Act, made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for maintaining, regulating, and employing, the Poor of the Parish of Saint Clement Danes, in the Liberty of Westminster, and County of Middlesex.”

Sutherland Claim of Peer age.

A Petition of Sir Robert Gordon Baronet (claiming the Title and Dignity of Earl of Sutherland) was presented and read; setting forth, “ That their Lordships having been pleased, on the Petition of the other Claimant Lady Elizabeth, to put off the Hearing of the several Claims to this Peerage to the next Session of Parliament; and that the Petitioner is informed Lady Elizabeth proposes to publish an additional Case or Appendix of Proofs;” and therefore praying, “ That a Day certain may be appointed for the Communication of such additional Case or Appendix (fn. 4) of Proof to the other Claimants, that they may have the same Opportunity of examining her Proofs and Authorities that the has of enquiring into theirs, and may come altogether prepared to proceed to the Hearing in the Beginning of the next Session of Parliament.”

And thereupon the Agents for all the Parties were called in.; and heard at the Bar.

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, by Consent of the Agents for all the Parties signified at the Bar, That the Agent for the said Elizabeth do, on or before the First Day of September next, communicate such Additional Case or Appendix of Proofs as the said Elizabeth Nail print, to the Agents for all the other Claimants.

Message from H C return Blount and Clifford s Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for establishing, satisfying, and confirming all Sales, Partitions, and Divisions, made, or to be made, by virtue of the Powers or Authorities contained in the several Marriage Settlements of Sir Walter Blount Baronet, and the Honourable Dame Mary his Wife, and of the Honourable Thomas Clifford the Elder, and the Honourable Barbara his Wife, and for other Purposes;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and L. Milton's Estate Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for vesting the Fee-Simple and Inheritance of certain Lands and Hereditaments in the Parish of Winterborne Clenston, in the County of Dorset, in Trustees, for the Right Honourable Joseph Lord Milton, and his Heirs, discharged of the several Charitable Uses to which the same now stand limited, and in Lieu thereof to subject and charge the same, and other Lands and Hereditaments in the same County, whereof the said Joseph Lord Milton is seised in Fee, with the Payment of a perpetual Rent Charge of greater Value; and for other Purposes;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and the Bill to prevent the Stealing of Dogs;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for preventing the Stealing of Dogs;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

and the Bill for Preservation of Game.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for better Preservation of the Game within that Part of Great Britain called England,” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Rebuilding Essex Gaol Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for rebuilding the Common Gaol of the County of Essex.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Foxton En closure Bill; the Kind'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, allotting, and enclosing, the Open Fields and Commonable Places in the Parish of Foxton, in the County of Leicester;" 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 Sandys reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open Fields and Commonable Places in the Parish of Foxton, 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; 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.”

American Duties, &c. Bill

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee, upon the Bill, intituled, “ An Act to repeal so much of an Act, made in the Seventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, “ An Act for granting certain Duties in the British Colonies and Plantations in America ; for allowing a Drawback of the Duties of Customs upon the Exportation from this Kingdom of Coffee and Cocoa Nuts of the Produce of the said Colonies or Plantations; for discontinuing the Drawbacks payable on China Earthen Ware exported to America ; and for more effectually preventing the clandestine Running of Goods in the said Colonies and Plantations,” as relates to the Duties upon Glass, Red-lead, White-lead, Painters Colours, Paper, Paste-boards, Mill boards, and Scale-boards, of the Produce or Manufacture of Great Britain, imported into any of His Majesty's Colonies in America; and also to the discontinuing the Drawbacks payable on China Earthen Ware exported to America, and for regulating the Exportation thereof.”

It was moved, “That the Sitting of this Committee be put off to Friday Fortnight.”

Which being objected to;

After short Debate,

The Question was put thereupon: It was resolved in the Negative.

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Earl of Abercorn 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 Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regii declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, undecimum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Aurora, Dominic sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

1 In the journals of H.C. it is Bricldale. Vade Vol 32.P.849.a.
2 Sic. In the former Entries there are several Respondents mentioned.
Sic.
4 Sic.