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

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DIE Martis, 1o Maii 1770.
Prowse's Bill. Mattersev Enclosure Bill. Great Cowden Enclosure Bill. Upper Dunsforth and Branton Enclosure Bill. Swale, &c. Navigation Bill. Welton Enclosure Bill; the King's Consent signified to it. Prowse's Bill: Message to H. C. with it Chepstow.&c. Road Bill: Blackheath, & Small Debts Bill. Hertford and Middlesex Roads Bill: St. Clement Danes Poor Bill. Butterton Moor End, &c. Road Bill. Sevenoakes, &c. Road Bill. Message to H. C that the Lords have agreed to the Six preceding Bills. Grenville et al. for a Bill to qualify as Vice Treasurers of Ireland: Bill read. Message from H. C to return Pelham' et al. East and West Florida Rice Bill. Duties of Customs, &c. Bill. Carlton Enclosure Bill. Fer reversing the Adjudications of the H C. against Mr. Wilkes Bill Protest thereupon. Adjourn. DIE Jovis, 3o Maii 1770.
Leeds Bridge Navigation Bill. Louth Roads Bill. Comberford, &c. Enclosure Bill. Carlton Enclosure Bill Grenville et al. to qualify as Vice Treasurers of Ireland, Bill. Duties of Customs, &. Bill: Welton Enclosure Bill: Mattersey Enclosure Bill: East and West Florida Rice Bill: Great Cowden Enclosure Bill. upper Dunsforth and Branton Enclosure Bill: Swale Navigation Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Seven preceding Bills. The King' Answer to Address, of Monday last. Easington Enclosure Bill. New Excise Office Bill. Adjourn. DIE Veneris, 4o Maii 1770.
E. Roseberry against Fowlis et al. Judgement. Papers relating to Disturbances in America delivered. Grenville et also qualify as Vice Treasurers of Ireland, Bill. New Excise Office Bill. Easington Enclosure Bill. Wilson against E. Home, Cross Appeal. Message from H. C. to return Martin' Bill. East Heslerton Enclosure Bill. L. Sandys takes the Oaths. Message from H. C to return Elvey' Bill. Report of Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital delivered. Easington Enclosure Bill; the King' Consent signi fied to it; and to East Hellerton Enclosure Bill. Louth Roads Bi11: Comberford, &c. Enclosure Bill. Carlton Enclosure Bill: Leeds Bridge Navigation Bill Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Four preceding Bills. Privilege of Parliament Bill. Motion touching His Majesty' Answer to the Remonstrance of the City of London. Adjourn. DIE Lunæ, 7o Maii 1770.
Easington Enclosure Bill. Grenville et al. to qualify as Vice Treasurers of Ireland, Bill; Message to H. C. with it. East Heslerton Enclosure Bill. Privilege of Parliament Bill. Message from H C to return Champ neys Bill. New Excise Office Bill. Luttrell against Nettervill et Ux. Sutherland against Urquhart et al. Edmunds, Printer of the Middlesex Journal, examined, and to be brought up again. E Home against Wilson. Lords summoned. More Papers relating to Disturbances in America, delivered. Adjourn. DIE Martis, 8o Maii 1770.
East Heslerton Enclosure Bill. More Papers relating to Disturbances in America delivered. New Excise Office Bill: Easington Enclosure Bill. message to H.C that the Lord's have agreed to the Two preceding Bills. Longitude Bill. Anglesey Claim or Peerage; Privilege of Parliament BUI. Edmunds, the Printer, to be brought to the Bar Tomorrow. Adjourn. DIE Mercurii, 9o Maii 1770.
East Heslerton Enclosure Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Longitude Bill. Privilege of Pa. Lament Bill. Scotch Entail Bill. Speaker of H. C. Warrant Bill. Hemp and Flax Bill. Linen Bounties Bill. Message from H C. to return Allett's Estate Bill. Linen Bounties Bill. Cusack et Ux. against Gilbert, Petition to amend Appeal. Edmunds the Printer fined, and committed to Newgate. L. V. Clare et al. tor a Bill to qualify as Vice Treasurers of It eland. Bill read. New York Paper Credit Bill Corn Register Bill. Commissioners of Land Tax, to rectify Mistakes in, Bill. Indemnity, &c. Bill. Millar Printer of the London Evening Post, to be attached. Oxlade, Printer of the London Packet, to be attached. Adjourn. DIE Jovis,10o Maii 1770.
Sutherland against Urquhart et al. Interlocutor affirmed with Costs. New York Paper Credit Bill. Corn Register Bill. Indemnify, &c. Bill. Commssioners of the Land Tac, to rectify Mistakes in, Bill. Scotch Entailed Estate Bill. Speaker of H. C Warrant Bill. V. Clareet al. to qualify as Vice Treasurers of Ireland, Bill Hemp and Flax Bill. Longitude Bill. Privilege of Parliament Bill: Message to H. C. with Amendments to it. Redeeming Annuities, &c. Bill. American Indict, &c. Bill. Knaresborough Forest Enclosure Bill. Linen Bounties Bill. Adjourn, Footnotes

DIE Martis, 1o Maii 1770.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Dux Gloucester. Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Archiep. Ebor.Dux Cumberland.Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Londin.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Duresm.Comes Halifax, C.P.S.Ds. Willoughby B.
Epus. Eliens.Dux Richmond.Ds. Willoughby pr.
Epus. CerstrienDux Grafton.Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Wigorn.Dux Beaufort.Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Cicestrien.Dux Bolton.Ds. Craven.
Epus. Sarum.Dux Devonshire.Ds. Boyle.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Dux Rutland.Ds. Hay.
Epus. Norvicen.Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Glocestr.Dux Kingston.Ds. Masham.
Epus. Bangor.Dux Portland.Ds. Romney.
Epus. Lincoln.Dux Manchester.Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Bristol.Dux Chandos.Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Exon.Dux BridgewaterDs. King.
Epus. Oxon.Dux Newcastle.Ds. Monson.
Epus. Asaphen.Dux Northumberland.Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Carliol.March. Rockingham.Ds. Edgcombe.
Epus. Landaven.Comes Talbot, Senescallus.Ds. Fortescue.
Epus. Petriburg.Comes Hertford, Camerarius.Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Huntingdon.Ds. Archer.
Comes Suffolk.Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Exeter.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Northampton.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Denbigh.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Westmorland.Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Peterborough.Ds. Sondes.
Comes Sandwich.Ds. Grosvenor.
Comes Essex.Ds. Boston.
Comes Carlisle.Ds. Pelham.
Comes Litchfield.Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Abingdon.Ds. Milton.
Comes Plymouth.Ds. Vernon.
Comes Scarborough.Ds. Camden.
Comes Rochford.Ds. Digby.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Strathmore.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Roseberry.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Temple.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes De Lawarr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Chatham.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

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

Prowse's Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from: the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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, Surrey, 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 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 specifick Part or Share of each of the said Daughters to the several Uses therein limited,” 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.

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

Mattersev Enclosure Bill.

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

Great Cowden 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, Meadows, Pastures, and Grounds, within the Township of Great Cowden. in the several Parishes of Mapleton and Aldbrough in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York:” was committed.

Upper Dunsforth and Branton 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 several Common Fields, Meadow Grounds, Common Pastures, and other un enclosed Grounds, within the Township or Territories of Upper Dunsforth and Branton, in the County of York,” was committed.

Swale, &c. Navigation Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for completing the Navigation of the River Swale, from its Junction with the River Use to Morton Bridge, and of Bedale Brooke, in the County of York; and for repealing Part of an Act, made in the Seventh Year of His. present Majesty's Reign, relating thereto,” 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 Bi11. and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

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

Prowse's Bill:

Hodie 3a 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, Surrey, 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 vested in the Two Daughters and Coheiresses 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 specifick Part or Share of each of the said Daughters, to the several Uses therein limited.”

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.

Chepstow.&c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled , “An Act to continue the Term, and alter and enlarge the Powers, of an Aft, 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Blackheath, & Small Debts Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and make more effectual, an Act, passed in the Fifth Year of His Majesty' 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 lessness, in the County of Kent; and One other Aft, passed in the Sixth Year of His Majesty' Reign, for extending the Provisions of the said Act: to the Hundred of Wallington, in the County of Surrey:”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hertford and Middlesex Roads Bill:

Hodie 3avice lecta est Billa, 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 Mims, in the Counties of Hertford and Middlesex:

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

St. Clement Danes Poor Bill.

Hodie 3a 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:”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Butterton Moor End, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ All 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sevenoakes, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing, amending, and rendering more effectual, so much of Three Acts of Parliament for repairing the Roads from Sevenoakes, Tunbridge-Wells, and Kipping' Cross, to Lamberhurst-Pound and Pullin' Hill, in the County of Kent, and to Flimwell-Vent, in the County of Sussex, as relates to the Road leading from Sevenoakes Common to Woods-gate, Tunbridge-Wells, and Kipping' Cross in the said County of Kent.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Grenville et al. for a Bill to qualify as Vice Treasurers of Ireland:

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable James Grenville, the Right Honourable Robert Craggs Lord Viscount Clare, and the Right Honourable Welbore Ellis; setting forth, “ That His Majesty, by His Letters Patent under the great Seal of Ireland, hath granted to the Petitioners the Offices of Vice Treasurer, Receiver General, and Paymaster General of all His Revenues, Profits, and Casualties whatsoever, in his said Kingdom of Ireland, and to be Treasurer at War within the said Kingdom: That the Petitioners urgent Business requiring their Stay in England, they cannot at present go into the said Kingdom to qualify themselves there for the Enjoyment of the said Offices;” and therefore praying, “ That Leave may be given to bring in a Bill to enable them to take, in Great Britain, the Oath of Office for the Employments above mentioned, and to qualify themselves for the Enjoyment thereof:”

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.

Bill read.

Whereupon, The Lord Viscount Wentworth presented to the House a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Right Honourable James Grenville, the Right Honourable Robert Craggs Lord Viscount Clare, and the Right Honourable Welbore Ellis, to take, in Great Britain, the Oath of Office as Vice Treasurer and Receiver General, and Paymaster General, of all His Majesty' Revenues in the Kingdom of Ireland, and to qualify themselves for the Enjoyment of the said Offices.”

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C to return Pelham' et al.

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

To return 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;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

East and West Florida Rice Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for extending like Liberty in the Exportation of Rice from East and West Florida to the Southward of Cape Finisterre in Europe, as is granted by former Acts of Parliament to Carolina and Georgia.”

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.”

Duties of Customs, &c. Bill.

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

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.”

Carlton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, a Cow Pasture, and other Commonable Lands, within the Parishes of Great Carlton and Castle Carlton, in the County of Lincoln,”

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

Ld. President.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Harwich.
Ld. Privy Seal.L. Abp. York.L. Abergavenny.
D. Richmond.L. Bp. London.L. Willoughby Br.
D. Grafton.L. Bp. Durham.L. Willoughby Pr.
D. Beaufort.L. Bp. Ely.L. Clifton.
D. Bolton.L. Bp. Chester.L. Berkeley Str.
D. Devonshire.L. Bp. Worcester.L. Craven.
D. Rutland.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Boyle.
D. Ancaster.L. Bp. Salisbury.L. Hay.
D. Kingston.L. Bp. Litch & cov.L. Trevor.
D. Portland.L. Bp. Norwich.L. Masham.
D. Manchester.L. Bp. Gloucester.L. Romney.
D. Chandos.L. Bp. Bangor.L. Cadogan.
D. Bridgewater.L. Bp. Lincoln.L. Ducie.
D. Newcastle.L. Bp. Bristol.L. King.
D. Northumberland.L. Bp. Exeter.L. Monson.
M. Rockingham.L. Bp. Oxford.L. Godolphin.
Ld. Steward.L. Bp. St. Asaph.L. Edgecumbe.
Ld. Chamberlain.L. Bp. Carlisle.L. Fortescue.
E. Huntingdon.L. Ravensworth.
E. Suffolk.L. Archer.
E. Exeter.L. Ponsonby.
E. Denbigh.L. Walpole.
E. Westmorland.L. Mansfield.
E. Peterborough.L. Lyttelton.
E. Sandwich.L. ycombe.
E. Essex.L. Sondes.
E. Carlisle.L. Grosvenor.
E. Litchfield.L. Boston.
E; Abingdon.L. Pelham.
E. Plymouth.L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Scarborough.L. Maton.
E. Rochford.L. Vernon.
E. Albemarle.L. Camden.
E. Coventry.L. Digby.
E. Jersey.
E. Poulet.
E. Strathmore.
E. Abercorn
E. Loudoun.
E. Dunmore.
E. March.
E. Marchmont.
E. Roseberry.
E. Oxford.
E. Ferrers.
V. Hereford.
V. Montague.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Torrington.
V. Wentworth.

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

Fer reversing the Adjudications of the H C. against Mr. Wilkes Bill

The Order of the Day being read for the Lords to be summoned:

The Earl of Chatham presented to the House a Bill, intituled, “An Act for reversing the Adjudications of the House of Commons, whereby John Wilkes Esquire has been adjudged incapable of being elected a Member to serve in this present Parliament; and the Freeholders of the County of Middlesex have been deprived of One of their legal Representatives.”

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Then it was moved, “ That the said Bill be read the Second Time on Thursday next.”

Which being objected to:

After long Debate, The Question was put thereupon. It was resolved in the Negative.

Rejected:

Then it was moved, “ That the said Bill be rejected.”

The Question was put thereupon. It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Protest thereupon.

DISSENTIENT.

Because the Foundation for this Bill being so fully laid in the Reasons contained in Two Protests entered upon the Journals of this House on the Second Day of February last, we think it indispensably necessary to protest against the Rejection of the same, to the Intent that it may be delivered down to Posterity that this great constitutional and effectual Method of remedying an unexampled Grievance hath not been left unattempted by us; and that to our own Times we may stand as Men determined to persevere in renewing, on every Occasion, our utmost Endeavours to obtain that Redress for the violated Rights of the Subject, and for the injured Electors of Great Britain, which in the present Moment an over-ruling Fatality hath prevented from taking Effect, thereby refusing Reparation and Comfort to an oppressed and afflicted People.

Camden.Chatham.Tankerville.
Boyle.Richmond.Wycombe.
Rutland.Abergavenny.Suffolk.
Coventry.Portland.Huntingdon.
Grosvenor.Radnor.Manchester.”
John Bangor.King.
Buckingham.Plimouth;
Stanhope.Archer.
Scarbrough.Ferrers.
Ponsonby.Rockingham.
Fortescue.Fitzwilliam.
Northumberland.Temple.
Lyttelton.
Bolton.
Abingdon.
Torrington.

Ordered, That the said Bill be rejected.

Ordered, That all, the Lords be summoned to attend the House on Friday next.

Committees adjourned.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee on the Louth Road Bill, the Leeds Navigation Bill, the Comberford Common Bill, and the Carlton Common Bill, which is appointed for Tomorrow, be adjourned to Thursday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 3o Maii 1770.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præfentes fuerunt:

Archiep.Cantuar.Dux Gloucester.Ds. Willoughby B.
Epus. Londin.Comes Halifax, C.P.S.Ds. Hay.
Epus. Duresm.Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Fortescue.
Epus. Cestrien.Comes Hertford, Camerarius.Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Norvicen.Comes Denbigh.Ds. Mansfield.
Epus. Exon.Comes Scarborough.Ds. Boston.
Epus. Asaphen.Comes Abercorn.Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Marchmont.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

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

Leeds Bridge Navigation Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for making and maintaining a navigable Cut or Canal from heeds Bridge, in the County of Fork, to The North Lady' Walk in Liverpoole, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and from thence to the River Mersey,” 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.”

Louth Roads Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading from the Town of Louth, in the County of Lincoln” was committed.

Comberford, &c. Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Grounds, Commons, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Manor of Comberford and Wiggington, or Prebends of Wiggington and Coton, in the County of Stafford,” 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.”

Carlton Enclosure Bill

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made thelike-Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill,” intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, a Cow Pasture, and other Commonable Lands, within the Parishes of Great Carlton and Castle Carlton, in the County of Lincoln” was committed.

Grenville et al. to qualify as Vice Treasurers of Ireland, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Right Honourable James Grenville, the Right Honourable Robert Craggs Lord Viscount Clare, and the Right Honourable Welbore Ellis, to take, in Great Britain, the Oath of Office as Vice Treasurer, and Receiver General, and Paymaster General of all His Majesty' Revenues in the Kingdom of Ireland; and to qualify themselves for the Enjoyment of the said Offices.”

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

Ld. Privy Seal.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Willoughby B.
D. Bridgewater.L. Bp. London.L. Hay.
Ld. Chamberlain.L. Bp. Durham.L. Fortescue.
E. Denbigh.L. Bp. Chester.L. Hyde.
E. Scarborough.L. Bp. Norwich.L. Mansfield.
E. Abercorn.L. Bp. Exeter.L. Boston.
E. Marchmont.L. Bp. St. Asaph.L. Lovel & Holland.
V. Wentworth.

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

Duties of Customs, &. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for rectifying a Mistake in an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, “An Act for better securing the Duties of Customs upon certain Goods removed from the Out Ports and other Places to London; for regulating the Fees of the Officers of His Majesty' Customs in the Province of Senegambia in Africa ; for allowing to the Receivers General of the Duties on Offices and Employments in Scotland, a proper Compensation for their Trouble and Expences; for the better Preservation of Hollies, Thorns, and Quicksets, in Forests, Chaces, and Private Grounds, and of Trees and Underwoods in Forests and Chaces; and for authorizing the Exportation of a limited Quantity of an inferior Sort of Barley, called Bigg, from the Port of Kirkwall, in the Islands of Orkney.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Welton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enclosing several Open and Common Fields and Commonable Lands, in the Manor and Parish of Welton, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Mattersey Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Mattersey, in the County of Nottingham.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

East and West Florida Rice Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for extending like Liberty, in the Exportation of Rice from East and West Florida, to the Southward of Cape Finisterre in Europe, as is granted by former Acts of Parliament to Carolina and Georgia”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Great Cowden Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Grounds, within the Township of Great Cowden, in the several Parishes of Mapleton and Aldbrough in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

upper Dunsforth and Branton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for dividing and enclosing several Common Fields, Meadow Grounds, Common Pastures, and other un-enclosed Grounds, within the Township or Territories of Upper Dunsforth and Branton, in the County of York.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Swale Navigation Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for completing the Navigation of the River Swale, from its Junction with the River Use to Morton Bridge, and of Bedale Brook, in the County of York; and for repealing Part of an Act made in the Seventh Year of His present Majesty' Reign relating thereto.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

The King' Answer to Address, of Monday last.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, “ That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) waited on His Majesty with the Address of this House of Monday last; and that His Majesty was pleased to say, He would give Directions accordingly.”

Easington Enclosure Bill.

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

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

New Excise Office Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for defraying the Expence of building the New Office of Excise in London, out of His Majesty' Revenue of Excise;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Adjourn.

Dominus Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regii declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, quartum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 4o Maii 1770.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales pærfentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Dux Gloucester. Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Archiep. Ebor.Dux Cumberland.Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Londin.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Duresm.Comes Halifax, C.P.S.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Eliens.Dux Richmond.Ds. Willoughby Pr.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.Dux Grafton.Ds. Paget.
Epus. Cestrien.Dux Beaufort.Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Wigorn.Dux Bolton.Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Cicestrien.Dux Devonshire.Ds. Craven.
Epus. Sarum.Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.Ds. Boyle.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Dux Kingston.Ds. Hay.
Epus. Norvicen.Dux Portland.Ds. Romney.
Epus. Glocestr.Dux Manchester.Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Bangor.Dux Chandos.Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Lincoln.Dux Bridgewater.Ds. King.
Epus. Bristol.Dux Newcastle.Ds. Monson.
Epus. Exon.March. Rockingham.Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Oxon.Comes Talbot, Senescallus.Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Meneven.Comes Hertford, Camerarius.Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Asaphen.Comes Huntingdon.Ds. Fortescue.
Epus. Carliol.Comes Suffolk.Ds. Archer.
Epus. Landaven.Comes Exeter.Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Northampton.Ds. Hyde.
Comes Denbigh.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Westmorland.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Peterborough.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Stamford.Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Sandwich.Ds. Sondes.
Comes Essex.Ds. Grosvenor.
Comes Carlisle.Ds. Boston.
Comes Abingdon.Ds. Pelham.
Comes Plymouth.Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Scarborough.Ds. Milton.
Comes Rochford.Ds. Beaulieu.
Comes Jersey.Ds. Vernon.
Comes Poulet.Ds. Camden.
Comes Strathmore.Ds. Digby.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Roseberry.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Temple.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes e Lawarr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Chatham.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

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

E. Roseberry against Fowlis et al.

This Day being appointed for hearing Counsel upon the Petition and Appeal of Niel Earl of Roseberry, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 6th Day of March last, made on the Behalf of William Fowlis of Woodhall, and the other Heirs Substitutes; and praying, “ That the same might be reversed or varied, or that the Appellant might have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;” to which the said William Fowlis and the other Heirs Substitutes have not put in their Answer, though peremptorily ordered so to do; Counsel were accordingly called in to be heard; and One Counsel only appearing for the Appellant, (none appearing for the Respondents), he was heard to state and argue the Case on Behalf of the Appellant; and having prayed a Reversal of the Interlocutor complained of, the said Interlocutor was read; and then the Counsel was directed to withdraw; and due Consideration being had of what was offered:

Judgement.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the Interlocutor complained of in the said Appeal be, and the same is hereby affirmed; because the Debts in this Case have arisen since the Death of the Maker of the Entail, contrary to his Intention, and from a Cause which he could not foresee without Prejudice to the Question, if the Debts had been contracted by the Maker of the Entail, or any of his Predecessors.

Papers relating to Disturbances in America delivered.

The Lord Harwich (by His Majesty' Command) laid before the House several Papers relating to the late Disturbances in America, pursuant to an Address to His Majesty for that Purpose, on the 30th of April last, together with a Lift thereof, which was read by the Clerk as follows:

NO 1. Extract of a Letter from Major General Gage to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated New York, 21st. February 1770.

2. Extract of a Letter from Lieutenant Governor Colden to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated New York, 21 st February 1770.

3. Extract of a Letter from Lieutenant Governor Hutchinson to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated Boston, 12th March 1770; enclosing.

NO 4. Copy of the Minutes of a Council held at the Council Chamber in Boston, on Tuesday 6th March 1770.

5. Copy of a Letter from Lieutenant Colonel Dalrymple to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated Boston, 13th March 1770 enclosing,

NO 6. Narrative of Transactions at Boston, the “ 2d, 3d, and 5th March 1770.

7. Case of Captain Thomas Preston of the 29th “Regiment.

“ 8. Depositions and Informations respecting the Transactions referred to in Captain Preston' Case.

NO 9. Extract of a Letter from Major General Gage to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated New York, 4th December 1769; enclosing,

10. Extract of a Letter from Lieutenant Colonel Dalrymple to Major General Gage, dated Boston, 28th October 1769.

“ NO 11. Extract: of a Letter from the Earl of Hills. borough to Major General Gage, dated Whitehall, 18th January 1770.

NO 12. Extract of a Letter from the Earl of Hillsborough to Lieutenant Governor Hutchinson, dated Whitehall, 18th January 1770.”

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

Grenville et also qualify as Vice Treasurers of Ireland, Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Right Honourable James Grenville, the Right Honourable Robert Craggs Lord Viscount Clare, and the Right Honourable Welbore Ellis, to take, in Great Britain, the Oath of Office as Vice Treasurer, and Receiver General, and Paymaster General of all His Majesty' Revenues in the Kingdom of Ireland, and to qualify themselves for the Enjoyment of the said Offices,” was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

New Excise Office Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for defraying the Expence of building the New Office of Excise in London, out of His Majesty' Revenue of Excise.”

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

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

Easington Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Common Pastures, and Open Lands and Grounds, within the Township of Easington in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

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

Ld. President.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Harwich.
Ld. Privy Seal.L. Abp. York.L. Le Despencer.
D. Richmond.L. Bp. London.L. Abergavenny.
D. Grafton.L. Bp. Durham.L. Willoughby B.
D. Beaufort. DL. Bp. Ely.L. Willoughby P.
D. Bolton.L. Bp. Bath & Wells.L. Paget.
D. Devonshire.L. Bp. Chester.L. Clifton.
D. Ancaster.L. Bp. Worcester.L. Berkeley Str.
D. Kingston.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Craven.
D. Portland.L. Bp. Salisbury.L. Boyle.
D. Manchester.L. Bp. Litch & cov.L. Hay.
D. Chandos.L. Bp. Norwich.L. Romney.
D. Bridgewater.L. Bp. Gloucester.L. Cadogan.
D. Newcastle.L. Bp. Bangor.L. Ducie.
M. Rockingham.L. Bp. Lincoln.L. king.
Ld. Steward.L. Bp. Bristol.L. Monson.
Ld. Chamberlain.L. Bp. Exeter.L. Godolphin
E. Huntingdon.L. Bp. Oxford.L. Edgecumbe.
E. Suffolk.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Sandys.
E. Exeter.L. Bp.st. Asaph.L. Fortescue.
E. Northampton.L. Bp. CarlisleL. Archer.
E. Denbigh.L. Bp. Landaff.L. Ponsonby.
E. Westmorland.L. Hyde.
E. Peterborough.L. Walpole.
E. Stamford.L. Mansfield.
E. Sandwich.L. Lyttelton.
E. Essex.L. Wycombe.
E. Carlisle.L. Sondes.
E. Abingdon.L. Grosvenor.
E. Plymouth.L. Boston.
E. Scarborough.L. Pelham.
E. Rochford.L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Jersey.L. Milton.
E. Poulet.L. Beaulieu.
E. Strathmore.L. Vernon.
E. Abercorn.L. Comden.
E. Loudoun.L. Digby.
E. Dunmore.L. Sundridge.
E. March.
E. Marchmont.
E. Roseberry.
E. Oxford.
E. Strafford.
E. Tankerville.
E. Bristol
E. Sussex.
E. Stanhope.
E. Pomfret.
E. Kerr.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Powis.
E. Temple.
E. Ilchester.
E. De Lawarr.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Chatham.
V. Hereford.
V. Montague.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Torrington.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

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

Wilson against E. Home, Cross Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition and Cross Appeal of William Wilson Writer to the Signet, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 2d of July 1741, and 9th of December 1760; of Four Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 21st of January and 2d of August 1764, the 23d of February and 27th of June 1765; of Six Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary, of the 11th of August and 24th of December 1767, the 10th of February, 25th of June, 4th of August, and 18th of November 1768; of another Interlocutor of the said Lords of Session of the 25th of January 1769; and of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary of the same 25th of January 1769; of another Interlocutor of the lord Ordinary of the 11th of August 1769; and also of Two separate Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary of the 16th of February 1768, and 1st Augus 1769; and praying, “ That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Alexander Earl of Home may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Alexander Earl of Home may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereto, in Writing, on of before Friday the 1 st Day of June next; and Service of this Order upon any One of the Procurators or Agents of the said Respondent, in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

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

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for confirming a Jointure made by John Martin Esquire, under a Power contained in the Will of James Martin Esquire deceased, and rendering the same Power more effectual;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

East Heslerton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in East Heslerton, in the Parish of West Heslerton, in the East Riding of the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

L. Sandys takes the Oaths.

This Day Edwin Lord Sandys sat first in Parliament after the Death of his Father Samuel Lord Sandys; his Lordship having first at the Table taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Garter King at Arms delivered in at the Table his Lordship' Pedigree, pursuant to the Standing Order.

Message from H. C to return Elvey' Bill.

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

To return 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; and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Report of Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital delivered.

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

He was called in; and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Act of Parliament of the 8th Year of the Reign of His late Majesty,

“ Report of the Commissioners or Governors of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, of what Money has been received from the Derwentwater Estate, between the Ist of December 1768 and the 30th of November 1769; and of their Proceedings in carrying on the Building.”

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Easington Enclosure Bill; the King' Consent signi fied 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 certain Open Fields, Common Pastures, and Open Lands and Grounds, within the Township of Easington, in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York” was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty' Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

and to East Hellerton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Weymouth also acquainted the House, “ That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in East Heslerton, in the Parish of West Heslerton, in the East Riding of the Countyof York,” was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty' Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

Louth Roads Bi11:

Hodie 3avice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading from the Town of Louth, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Comberford, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Grounds, Commons, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Manor of Comberford and Wiggington, or Prebends of Wiggington and Colon, in the County of Stafford”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Carlton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, a Cow Pasture, and other Commonable Lands, within the Parishes of Great Carlton and Castle Carbon, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Leeds Bridge Navigation Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for making and maintaining a navigable Cut or Canal from Leeds Bridge, in the County of York, to the North Lady' Walk in Liverpoole, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and from thence to the River Mersey.”

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 Mr. Holford and Mr. Anguish:

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

Privilege of Parliament Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the further preventing Delays of Justice, by Reason of Privilege of Parliament,” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

The Order of the Day being read for the Lords to be summoned:

Motion touching His Majesty' Answer to the Remonstrance of the City of London.

It was moved, “ To resolve, That” it is the Opinion of this House, that the Advice, inducing His Majesty to give the Answer to a late humble Address, Remonstrance, and Petition, of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Livery, of the City of London, in Common Hall assembled, is of most dangerous Tendency, inasmuch as thereby the Exercise of the cleared Rights of the Subject, namely, to petition the King for Redress of Grievances; to complain of Violation of Freedom of Election; to pray Dissolution of Parliament; to point out Malpractices in Administration; and to urge the Removal of evil Ministers, has, under Presence of reproving certain Parts of the said Remonstrance and Petition, by the Generality of One compendious Word [“ Contents”] been indiscriminately checked with Reprimand; and the afflicted Citizens of London have heard, from the Throne itself, that the Contents of their humble Address, Remonstrance, and Petition, laying their Complaints and Injuries at the Feet of the Sovereign, as Father of His People, able and willing to redress them, cannot but be considered by His Majesty as disrespectful to Himself, injurious to His Parliament, and irreconcileable to the Principles of the Constitution.”

Which being objected to, After Debate,

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 7o Maii 1770.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Duresm.Comes Halifax, C.P.S.Ds. Willoughby Pr.
Epus. Eliens.Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Hay.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.Comes Denbigh.Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Cestrien.Comes Sandwich.Ds. Mansfield.
Epus. Cicestrien.Comes Shaftesbury.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Rochford.Ds. Boston.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes emple.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

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

Easington Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Went worth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Common Pastures, and Open Lands and Grounds, within the Township of Easington in Holderness, in the East 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”

Grenville et al. to qualify as Vice Treasurers of Ireland, Bill;

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Right Honourable James Grenville, the Right Honourable Robert Craggs Lord Viscount Clare, and the Right Honourable Welbore Ellis, to take, in Great Britain, the Oath of Office as Vice Treasurer, and Receiver General, and Paymaster General, of all His Majesty' Revenues in the Kingdom of Ireland, and to qualify themselves for the Enjoyment of the said Offices.”

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. Harris and Mr. Browning:

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

East Heslerton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds in East Heslerton, in the Parish of West Heslerton, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

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

Ld. President.L. Bp. London.L. Harwich.
Ld. Privy Seal.L. Bp. Durham.L. Willoughby Pr.
D. BridgewaterL. Bp. Ely.L. Hay.
E. Denbigh.L. Bp. Bath & Wells.L. Ducie.
E. Sandwich.L. Bp. Chester.L. Mansfield.
E. Shaftesbury.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Lyttelton.
E. Rochford.L. Boston.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.>
E. Waldegrave.
E. Temple.
E. Ilchester.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet Tomorrow, at Ten 0'clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince' Lodgings, near the House of Peers 5 and to adjourn as they please.

Privilege of Parliament Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the further preventing Delays of Justice, by Reason of Privilege of Parliament.”

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

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

Message from H C to return Champ neys Bill.

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

To return 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;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

New Excise Office Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for defraying the Expence of building the New Office of Excise in London out of His Majesty' Revenue of Excise.”

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.”

Luttrell against Nettervill et Ux.

The House being informed, “ That Robert Nettervill and Margaret Nettervill his Wife, Respondents to the Appeal of John Luttrell, had not put in their Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose:”

And thereupon, An Affidavit of Christopher Abbott of the City of Dublin Gentleman, of the due Service of the said Order, being read:

Ordered, That the said Respondents do put in their Answer to the said Appeal, peremptorily, in a Week.

Sutherland against Urquhart et al.

A Petition of George Urquhart, Agent for Leonard Urquhart, and others, Respondents in a Cause depending in this House, wherein Lieutenant William Sutherland is Appellant, was presented and read; setting forth, “ That upon a Petition lately preserved on the Appellant' Behalf, praying for Leave to withdraw his Appeal, their Lordships ordered that the Appellant should have Leave accordingly, upon Payment of 50/. Costs to the Respondents; but the Appellant or his Agent have not yet paid the said Costs to the Petitioners or their Agent; and it being doubtful how far the Appellant can be made liable for the said 50/.Costs by Action or Demand in Scotland upon the Words of the Order;” and therefore praying, Their Lordships will be pleased to order the Appellant to pay the said 50/. Costs, or cause the same to be paid to the Respondents, and to dismiss the said Appeal; or elle to order the same still to be heard, so as the Petitioners may, upon a Hearing, have their Lordships Judgement upon the Merits of the Cause, and for such Costs as upon the Hearing may be awarded against the Appellant.”

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

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel at the Bar, on Thursday next, and that the Order, giving the Appellant Liberty to withdraw his Appeal, be discharged.

Edmunds, Printer of the Middlesex Journal, examined, and to be brought up again.

The House being informed, “ That William George Edmunds, Printer of the Middlesex Journal, who, for not attending as ordered, was, upon the 9th of February last, ordered to be taken into the Custody of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, had this Day surrendered himself, and was waiting without in Custody.”

Whereupon, He was ordered to be brought to the Bar:

And being brought accordingly,

A Newspaper, intituled, “ The Middlesex Journal, or Chronicle of Liberty, from Tuesday, February the 6th, to Thursday, February the 8th 1770,” containing Two Protests of the 2nd of February last, being shown to him, he acknowledged that he was the Printer of the said Paper.”

Being asked, “ Under whose Direction he printed the said Paper?”

Said, “ He could not give an Answer to, that Question.”

Being asked, “ Who brought or sent him the said Protects ?”

Said, “ He could not answer that Question, as he cannot tell who he had them from, without perjuring himself, having made an Affidavit of Secrecy respecting giving up any Authors; that under this Oath he meant to take upon himself the whole Consequences of what he printed, by concealing the Authors; but that he did not, at the Time he printed the Paper shewn to him, know of their Lordships Standing Order against printing the Proceedings of this House.”

Being asked, “ Who advised him to make such an Affidavit ?”

Said, “ He could not answer that Question.”

Being asked, “ If he had ever asked any Person if it was lawful to print the Proceedings of this House?”

Said, “He had not.”

Being asked, “ If he had not Notice that the House had ordered him to be attached for not attending as ordered, when he printed another Paper, in which an Account was given of the Proceedings of the House, upon his not attending as ordered ?”

Said, “ That he had Notice, but did not receive it till that Paper was ready for the Press.”

Being asked, “ How he came not to attend as ordered ?”

Said, “ He was wrong advised.”

Being asked, “ Who gave him that Advice ?” Said, “ He could not answer that Question.”

Being aasked, “ If he had been at his House all the Time since the Order for his Attachment ?”

Said, “ He absconded, and had been at France, but returned upon his being advised to surrender himself.”

He was directed to be taken from the Bar.

Ordered, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod do bring the Said William George Edmunds to the Bar of this House Tomorrow.

E Home against Wilson.

The House being informed, “ That William Wilson, Respondent to the Appeal of Alexander Earl of Home, had not put in his Answer to the Said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose:”

And thereupon an Affidavit of John Mackenzie of Dalvin, One of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of Edinburgh of the due Service of the Said Order, being read:

Ordered, That the Said Respondent do put in his Answer to the said Appeal, peremptorily, in a Week.

Lords summoned.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned for Tomorrow, upon the Order for the Black Rod to bring William George Edmunds, Printer of the Middlesex Journal, to the Bar of the House Tomorrow, and upon the House being put into a Committee upon the Privilege Bill Tomorrow.

More Papers relating to Disturbances in America, delivered.

The Lord Harwich laid before the House (by His Majesty's Command),

“ A Narrative of the late Transactions at Boston.”

Also, Case of Captain Thomas Preston of the 29th Regiment.”

The same having been transmitted to his Lordship from the War Office:

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table.

Adjourn.

Dominus Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regii declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, octavum diem instant Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernet tibus.

DIE Martis, 8o Maii 1770.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales praesentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Dux Gloucester.Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Duresm.Dux Cumberland;Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Eliens.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.Comes Halifax, C.P.S.Ds. Willoughby Pn
Epus. Cestrien.Dux Richmond.Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Cestrien.Dux Bolton.Ds. Berkeley Sir.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Dux Argyll.Ds. Hay.
Epus. Norvicen.Dux Manchester.Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Glocestr.Dux Chandos.Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Bristol.Dux Bridge-water.Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Asaphem.Comes Suffolk.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Exeter.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Denbigh.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Westmorland.Ds. Boston.
Comes Sandwich.Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Essex.Ds. Vernon.
Comes Shaftesbury.Ds. Digby.
Comes Rochford.Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Strathmore.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Roseberry.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Temple.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

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

East Heslerton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds in East Heslerton, in the Parish of West Heslerton, in the East 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 thes same to the House, without any Amendment.”

More Papers relating to Disturbances in America delivered.

The House being informed, “That Mr. Jackson from the Admiralty attended;”

He was called in; and delivered at the Bar several Papers relating to the late Disturbances in America, pursuant to an Address into His Majesty for that Purpose on the 30th of April last-together with a Lift thereof, which was read by the Clerk, as follows:

A. Extract of a Letter from Commodore Hood to Mr. Stephens, dated on Board His Majesty's Ship Romney in Boston Harbour, the 10th of July 1769.

B. Extract of a Letter from Commodore Hood to Mr. Stephenson Vide, dated on Board His Majesty's Ship Romney in Boston Harbour the 25th of July 1769.

C. Copy of a Letter from the Commissioners of His Majesty's Customs at Boston to Commodore Hood, dated the 24th July 1769-Enclosed in Mr. Hood's Letter of the 25th July 1769.

N1. Copy of a Letter from Captain Reid to the Governor of Rhodelsland-Enclosed in a Letter from the Commissioners of the Customs at Boston, to Commodore Hood, dated 24th July 1769-And enclosed in Mr. Hood's Letter of the 25th of July 1769.

No 2. Copy of Captain Reid's Deposition-Enclosed in a Letter from the Commissioners of His Majesty's Customs at Boston to Commodore Hood, dated 24th July 1769-And enclosed in Mr. Hood's Letter of the 25th of July 1769.

No 3. Copy of a Letter from the Collector and Comptroller of the Custom House at Rhode Island to Governor Wanton, dated 21st July 1769-Enclosed in a Letter from the Commissioners of the Customs at Boston to Commodore Hoed, dated the 24th July 1769-And enclosed in Mr. Hood's Letter of the 25th July 1769.

D. Extract of a Letter from Commodore Hood to Mr. Stephens, dated on Board His Majesty's Ship Romney in Halifax Harbour, the 23d of November 1769.

N 4. Extract of a Letter from Lieutenant Governor Hutchinson to Commodore Hood, dated at Boston the 31st of October 1769-Enclosed in Mr. Hood's Letter of the 23d November 1769.

E. Copy of a Letter from Captain Caldwell, Commander of His Majesty's Ship the Rose, to Mr. Stephenson Vide, dated on Board the Said Ship at Boston, New England, the 14th March 1770.”

Ordered, That the Said Papers do lie on the Table.

New Excise Office Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for defraying the Expense of building the New Office of Excise in London out of His Majesty's Revenue of Excise.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Easington Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Common Pastures, and open Lands and Grounds, within the Township of Easington in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County ofYork”.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

message to H.C that the Lord's have agreed to the Two preceding Bills.

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 Bills, without any Amendment.

Longitude Bill.

A message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. (fn. *) Stephens and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for rendering more effectual, several Acts for providing a Publick Reward for discovering the Longitude at Sea; for improving the Lunar Tables constructed by the late, professor Mayer; and for encouraging Discoveries and Improvements useful to Navigation;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Said Bill was read the First Time.

Anglesey Claim or Peerage;

A Petition of the Right Honourable Arthur Annesley Lord Viscount Valentia, Baron of (fn. 1) Mount Norris, and Baron Altham, in the Kingdom of Ireland, was presented and read; setting forth, “ That the Petitioner having claimed, by Petition to His Majesty, the Honours of Earl of Anglesey and Baron of Newport Pagnell, by immediate Descent from Richard late Earl of Anglesey his deceased Father; and His Majesty's Attorney General having reported in Favour of such Claim, the Petitioner hath since petitioned His Majesty for His Royal Writs of Summons, to call the Petitioner to the Parliament of Great Britain, in virtue of the Said Honours; which Petition, and Mr. Attorney's Report, His Majesty was pleased, on 5th February last, to refer to their Lordships, and their Lordships, on the same Day, referred them both to the Consideration of the Lords Committees for Privileges, to report their Opinion thereon to the House: That on the 4th April last a Petition was likewise preserved to their Lordships in the Name of the Right Honourable Constantine Lord Mulgrave of the Kingdom of Ireland, praying Leave to be heard by his Counsel on the Hearing of the Petitioner's Petition, with Liberty not only to cross-examine the Petitioner's witnesses, but likewise to offer such Evidence as he shall be advised to controvert the Allegations of the Petitioner's Witnesses” and his Lordship's Petition was at the same Time referred to the Consideration of the Lords Committees for Privileges: That the Petitioner, in Obedience to their Lordships Standing Order, hath long since delivered his printed Cases at their Lordships Bar, and hath, with great Difficulty, and at a very heavy Expence, procured the Attendance of his witnesses from Ireland, (the usual Place of their Residence, and where the Transaction wholly lies), and they are now at present in London, ready to give their Testimony at their Lordships Bar in Support of the Petitioner's Allegations, when their Lordships will please to receive the same; and therefore praying their Lordships, That they will be pleased to appoint such early Day for taking this Matter into their Consideration, as to their Lordships, in their great Wisdom and Justice, shall seem meet.”

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

And being withdrawn.

Ordered, That the Petitioner be heard by his Counsel, to make out his Claim before the Committee of Privileges on Tuesday next; as also Counsel for the Lord Mulgrave for his Interest at the same Time;

Privilege of Parliament BUI.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the further preventing Delays of Justice, by Reason of Privilege of Parliament;” and for the Lords to be summoned:

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee thereupon.

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 several Amendments thereto, which he was ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same.”

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Edmunds, the Printer, to be brought to the Bar Tomorrow.

The Order of the Day being read for bringing William George Edmunds, Printer of the Middlesex Journal, in Custody of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, to the Bar; and for the Lords to be summoned:

Ordered, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, do bring the Said William George Edmunds to the Bar of the House Tomorrow and that the Lords be summoned.

Adjourn.

Dominus Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regii declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, nonum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 9o Maii 1770.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales praesentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Dux Gloucester.Ds. Harwich. Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Duresm.Dux Cumberland.Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Eliens.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Willoughby Pr.
Epus. Cicestrien.Comes Halifax, C.P.S.Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Norvicen.Dux Richmond.Ds. Hay.
Epus. Exon.Dux Bolton.Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Meneven.Dux Argyll.Ds. Dude.
Epus. Asaphen.Dux Bridgewater.Ds. King.
Epus. Landaven.Comes Denbigh.Ds. Edgecumbe.
Comes Westmorland.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Sandwich.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Essex.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Doncaster.Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Rochford.Ds. Boston.
Comes Albemarle.Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Poulet.Ds. Digby.
Comes Strathmore.Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Roseberry.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Temple.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes De Lawarr.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

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

East Heslerton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in East Heslerton in the Parish of West Heslerton, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Longitude Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for rendering more effectual several Acts for providing a Publick Reward for discovering the Longitude at Sea for improving the Lunar Tables constructed by the late Professor Mayer; and for encouraging Discoveries and Improvements useful to Navigation.”

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.

Privilege of Pa. Lament Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for receiving the Report of the Amendments, made by the Committee of the whole House, to the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for the further preventing Delays of Justice, by Reason of Privilege of Parliament.”

It was moved, “ That the said Bill be recommitted.”

Which being objected to:

The Question was put thereupon:

It was resolved in the Negative.

Which done,

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported the Said Amendments, which were read by the Clerk as follow:

Pr. 2. L. 5. After the Word [“ Burgess”] insert [“ and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs”].

Pr. 2. L. 19. After the Word [“Person”] leave out the Words [“ of any Peer or Lord of Parliament of Great Britain or”].

Pr. 2. L. 22. After the Word [“ Burgesses”] insert [ “or the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs”].

Pr. 2. L. 38. After the Word [“ appeared”] insert [“ or other Purpose of the Writ be answered”].

Pr. 2. L. 39. After the Word [“ Purpose”] insert [“of the Writ”], and after the Word [“ answered”] leave out [“ which the Issues levied were intended to compel”].

Pr. 3. L. 3. After the Word [“the”] leave out the Word [“ Defendant”], and insert [“ Party distrained upon”].

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

Scotch Entail Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to encourage the Improvement of Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, held under Settlements of strict Entail;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Speaker of H. C. Warrant Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An act to enable the speaker of the house of commons to issue his warrents to male out new writs for the choicw of members to serve in the Parliament in the room of such members as shall die during the of parliament;” to which they desire the Concurrence of the House.

Hemp and Flax Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Alexander Gilmour and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for appropriating a Fund established by an Act, made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties on certain Foreign Linens imported into this Kingdom; and for establishing a Fund for the encouraging of the raising and dressing of Hemp and Flax;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Linen Bounties Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Alexander Gilmour and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Bounties on British and Irish Linens exported; for further discontinuing the Duties on the Importation of Foreign Raw Linen Yarns made of Flax; and for granting a Bounty on the Exportation of British Checqued and Striped Linens, and upon British and Irish Diapers, Huckabacks, Sheeting, and other Linen, of above a certain Breadth to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Said Four Bills were, severally, read the First Time.

Message from H C. to return Allett's Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Two undivided Fourth Parts of Priscilla Allett, (the Wife of John Allett Esquire), and of William James Warner, Samuel George Warner, Rebecca Warner, and Mary Jane Charlotte Warner, the only Children of Alice Warner, (the late 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;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Linen Bounties Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Bounties on British and Irish Linens exported; for further discontinuing the Duties on the Importation of Foreign Raw Linen Yarns made of Flax; and for granting a Bounty on the Exportation of British Checqued and Striped Linens, and upon British and Irish Diapers, Huckabacks, Sheeting, and other Linen, of above a certain Breadth,” be read a Second Time Tomorrow, and that the Lords be summoned.

Cusack et Ux. against Gilbert, Petition to amend Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition of James Cusack and Angelina his Wife, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which Robert Gilbert is Respondent; setting forth, “ That the Petitioners, on the 24th Day of January last, presented their Petition of Appeal to their Lordships, complaining of Two Decrees of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, to which the Respondent, though he hath been served with their Lordships Order, hath not yet appeared, nor taken any Copy thereof; that the Petitioners are since advised, that it will be necessary for them to amend their Appeal, and to make Elizabeth Judge Darcy, Francis Darcy, and Bridget Cusack, who were Parties in the Said Cause, Respondents to the Said Appeal;” and therefore praying, “ That they may be at Liberty to amend their said Appeal, and that their Lordships will be pleased to issue their Order of Summons, directed to the said Elizabeth Judge Darcy, Francis Darcy, and Bridget Cusack, requiring them, at a certain Day in the Said Order to be limited, to put in their Answer to the Petitioners Appeal, and that Service of the Said Order, on their Clerk in Court or Solicitor, may be good Service:”

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to amend their Said Appeal as desired, by making the Said Elizabeth Judge Darcy, Francis Darcy, and Bridget Cusack, Respondents thereto, and that they may have a Copy of the Said Appeal, and do put in their Answer, or respective Answers thereto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 13th Day of June next; and Service of this Order, upon their Clerk in Court, or Solicitor of the Said Respondents in the Said Court of Exchequer in Ireland shall be deemed good Service.

Edmunds the Printer fined, and committed to Newgate.

The Order of the Day being read for bringing William George Edmunds, Printer of the Middlesex Journal, in Custody of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, to the Bar, and for the Lords to be summoned:

He was brought to the Bar accordingly;

And being asked, “ If he still persisted in not naming the Person under whose Direction the said Paper was printed ?”

Said, “ That he did; and if he had not made an Affidavit of Secrecy, he should make it a Point of Honour not to give up the Person.”

Being asked, “ Who advised him to abscond?”

Said, “ He could not answer that Question.”

Being asked, “ If he considered himself, as standing at the Bar, as Author, Printer, and Publisher, of the Middlesex Journal ?”

Said, “ He did.”

He was directed to be taken from the Bar.

Proposed, “ To resolve, That William George Edmunds, Printer of the Middlesex Journal, or Chronicle of Liberty, from Tuesday, February the 6th, to Thursday, February the 8th, 1770, having had the Insorence to print an Recount of the Proceedings of this House in the said Paper, is guilty of a gross and insolent Breach of the Privilege of this House.”

The same was agreed to.

Proposed, “ To resolve, That the said William George Edmunds, having withdrawn himself after Notice given him to attend this House, is guilty of an high Contempt of the Authority of this House.”

The same was agreed to.

Proposed, “ To order and adjudge, That the Said William George Edmunds do, for his Said Offences, pay a Fine to His Majesty of One hundred Pounds Sterling; and that he be committed Prisoner to Newgate for the Space of One Month, and until he pays the Said Fine.”

The same was agreed to, and ordered and adjudged accordingly.

Ordered, That the Said William George Edmunds be now brought to the Bar, and that the Judgement of this House above-mentioned, be pronounced upon him by the Lord on the Woolsack.

Accordingly he was brought to the Bar; and being there on his Knees, the said Judgement was pronounced upon him by the Speaker.

And then he was taken from the Bar.

Ordered, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, in whose Custody the Said William George Edmunds now is, do convey, or cause him to be conveyed, to the Prison of Newgate, and delivered to the Keeper thereof accordingly; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf:

To Sir Francis Molyneux Knight, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of them; and also to the Keeper of Newgate, his Deputy and Deputies, and every of them.

L. V. Clare et al. tor a Bill to qualify as Vice Treasurers of It eland.

Upon reading the Petition of Robert Lord Viscount 1 Clare in the Kingdom of Ireland, Ellis Esquire, and George Lord Edgecumbe ; setting forth, “ That His Majesty, by his Letters Patent under the Great Seal of Ireland, hath granted to the Petitioners the Offices of Vice Treasurer, Receiver General, and Paymaster General, of all His Revenues, Profits, and Casualties whatsoever in his Said Kingdom of Ireland, and to be Treasurer at War within the Said Kingdom; that the Petitioners urgent Business requiring their Stay in England, so as they cannot at present go into the Said Kingdom to qualify themselves there for the Enjoyment of the Said Offices;” and therefore praying, “ That Leave may be, given to bring in a Bill to enable them to take, in Great Britain, the Oath of Office for the Employments above-mentioned, and to qualify themselves for the Enjoyment thereof:”

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.

Bill read.

Whereupon, The Earl of Marchmont presented to the House a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Right Honourable Robert Lord Viscount Clare, the Right Honourable Welbore Ellis, and the Right Honourable George Lord Edgecumbe, to take, in Great Britain, the Oath of Office as Vice Treasurer, and Receiver General, and Paymaster General, of all His Majesty's Revenues, in the Kingdom of Ireland, and to qualify themselves for the Enjoyment of the said Offices.”

The Said Bill was read the first Time.

New York Paper Credit Bill

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Governor, Council, and Assembly, of His Majesty's Colony of New York, to pass an Act of Assembly for creating and issuing, upon Loan, Paper Bills of Credit to a certain Amount; and to make the same a legal Tender in Payments into the Loan Offices and Treasury of the Said Colony;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Corn Register Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “ An Act for registering the Prices at which Corn is sold in the several Counties of Great Britain, and the Quantity exported and imported;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Commissioners of Land Tax, to rectify Mistakes in, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for rectifying Mistakes in the Names of several of the Commissioners appointed by an Aft, made in the last Session of Parliament, to put in Execution an Aft, made in the same Session, intituled, “An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and sixty-nine;” and for appointing other Commissioners, together with those named in the first mentioned Act, to put in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Indemnity, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to indemnify such Persons in Great Britain and Ireland as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments within the Time limited by Law, and for allowing further Time for that Purpose; for allowing further Time for registering and enrolling Agreements entered into for enclosing Commons for the Purpose of planting and preserving Trees for Timber or Underwood; and for indemnifying Persons who have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Millar Printer of the London Evening Post, to be attached.

Complaint was made to the House of certain Paragraphs in a printed Newspaper, intituled, “ The London Evening Post, from Thursday, May the 3d, to Saturday, May the 5th, 1770. London: Printed for Millar, No. 2, Queen's Head Postage, Newgate Street,”containing an Account of the Proceedings of the House.

The Said Paragraphs were read by the Clerk.

Then William Bibbins was called in, and sworn; and the Said Paper being shewn to him, he acquainted the House, “ That he bought the Said Paper atJ. Millar's, No. 2, Queen's Head Passage, NewgateStreet”

He is directed to withdraw.

Then it was moved, “ That the Said J. Millar be taken into Custody by the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod.”

Which being objected to:

After Debate,

The Standing Order, No. 78, was read by the Clerk.

Then the Question was put, “Whether the Said J. Millar should be taken into Custody ?”

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, do forthwith attach the Body of the Said J. Millar, and bring him in safe Custody to the Bar of this House to answer for his Offence; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf:

To Sir Francis Molyneux Knight Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of them.

Oxlade, Printer of the London Packet, to be attached.

Complaint was made to the House, of certain Paragraphs in another printed Newspaper, intituled, The London Packet, from Friday, May the 4th, to Monday, May the 7th, 1770: Printed for w. Oxlade, near the Chapter House in Saint Paul's Church yard;” containing likewise an Account of the Proceedings of the House.

The Said Paragraphs were read by the Clerk.

Then William Bibbins was called in, and sworn; and the Said Paper being-shown to him, he acquainted the House, “ That he bought the Said Paper of a young Man in the Said W. Oxlade's Shop, but that he did not know his Name, nor whether he was an Apprentice or a Servant to the Said w. Oxlade”

He is directed to withdraw.

then it was moved, “ That the Said W. Oxlade be taken into Custody by the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod.”

Which being objected to:

The Question was put, “ Whether the Said W. Oxlade should be taken into Custody ?”

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, do forthwith attach the Body of the Said W. Oxlade, and bring him in safe Custody to the Bar of this House to answer for his Offence; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf:

To Sir Francis Molyneux, Knight, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of them.

Adjourn.

Dominus Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regii declaravit praesens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, decimum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis,10o Maii 1770.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales praesentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Dux Cumberland.Ds Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Londin.Comes Halifax, C.P.S.Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Cestrien.Dux Bolton.Ds. Willoughby B.
Epus. Norvicen.Dux Portland.Ds. Willoughby Pr.
Epus. Glocestr.Dux Manchester.Ds. Hay.
Epus. Exon.Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Meneven.Comes Hertford, Camerarius.Ds. King.
Epus. Asaphen.Comes Denbigh.Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Landaven.Comes Essex.Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Doncaster.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Litchfield.Ds. Lyttleton.
Comes Rochford.Ds. Boston.
Comes Poulet.Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Milton.
Comes Loudoun.Ds. Beaulieu.
Comes Marchmont.Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Roseberry.
Comes Oxford.
Comes I'ankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

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

Sutherland against Urquhart et al.

After hearing Counsel upon the Petition and Appeal of Lieutenant William Sutherland of Little Torboll, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 7th of February last; and praying, “ That the same might be reversed 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 Leonard Urquhart Writer to the Signet, Neil Mac Vtccar Son and Heir of Neil Mac Vtccor Writer in Edinburgh deceased, the Representatives of Katherine Lady Strathnaver, Sir John Gordon of Invergordon Baronet, and Captain George Sutherland, put in to the Said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutor affirmed with Costs.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the Said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby dismissed this House; and that the Said Interlocutor therein complained of be, and the same is hereby affirmed: And it is further Ordered, That the Appellant do pay, or cause to be paid, to the Said Respondents the Sum of One hundred Pounds, for their Costs in respect of the Said Appeal.

New York Paper Credit Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Governor, Council, and Assembly, of His Majesty's Colony of New York, to pass an Act of Assembly, for creating and issuing, upon Loan, Paper Bills of Credit to a certain Amount; and to make the same a legal Tender in Payments into the Loan Offices and Treasury of the Said Colony.”

Corn Register Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for registering the Prices at which Corn is sold in the Counties of Great Britain, and the Quantity exported and imported.”

Indemnify, &c. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to indemnify such Persons in Great Britain and Ireland as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments within the Time limited by Law, and for allowing further Time for that Purpose; for allowing further Time for registering and enrolling Agreements entered into for enclosing Commons for the Purpose of planting and preserving Trees for Timber or Underwood; and for indemnifying Persons who have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors.”

Commssioners of the Land Tac, to rectify Mistakes in, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for rectifying Mistakes in the Names of several of the Commissioners appointed by an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, to put in Execution an Act, made in the same Session, intituled, “An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and sixty-nine;” and for appointing other Commissioners, together with those named in the First-mentioned Act, to put in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, “ for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy.”

Scotch Entailed Estate Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, “An Act to encourage the Improvement of Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, held under Settlements of strict Entail,” be printed.

Speaker of H. C Warrant Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Speaker of the House of Commons to issue his Warrants to make out new Writs for the Choice of Members to serve in Parliament in the Room of such Members as shall die during the Recess of Parliament.”

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

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

V. Clareet al. to qualify as Vice Treasurers of Ireland, Bill

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Right Honourable Robert Lord Viscount Clare, the Right Honourable Welbore Ellis, and the Right Honourable George Lord Edgecumbe, to take, in Great Britain, the Oath of Office ,as Vice Treasurer, and Receiver General, and Paymaster General, of all His Majesty's Revenues in the Kingdom of Ireland, and to qualify themselves for the Enjoyment of the Said Offices.”

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

Ld. Privy Seal.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Harwich.
D. BoltonL. Bp. London.L. Le Despencer.
D. Portland.L. Bp. Chester.L. Willoughby Br.
D. Manchester.L. Bp. Norwich.L. Willoughby Pr.
D. Bridgewater.L. Bp. Gloucester.L. Hay.
Ld. Chamberlain.L. Bp. Exeter.L. Cadogan.
E. Denbigh.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. King.
E. Essex.L. Bp. St. Asapn.L. Edgecumbe.
E. Doncaster.L. Bp. Landaff.L. Ponsonby.
E. Lttchfield.L. Mansfield.
E. Rochford.L. Lyttelton.
E. Poulet.L. Boston.
E. Abercorn.L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Loudoun.L. Milton.
E. Marchmont.L. Beaulieu.
E. Roseberry.L. Sundridge.
E. Oxford.
E. Tankeville.
E. Aylesford.
E. Pomfret.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Ilchester.
E. Spencer.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

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

Hemp and Flax Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for appropriating a Fund established by an Act, made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties on certain Foreign Linens imported into this Kingdom and for establishing a Fund for the encouraging of the raising and dressing of Hemp and Flax.”

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

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

Longitude Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for rendering more effectual several Acts, for providing a Publick Reward for discovering the Longitude at Sea; for improving the Lunar Tables constructed by the late Professor Mayer; and for encouraging Discoveries and Improvements useful to Navigation.”

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 10 report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Privilege of Parliament Bill:

Moved, “ That the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the further preventing Delays of Justice, by Reason of Privilege of Parliament,” be now read the Third Time.”

Then it was moved, “That the Said Sill be read the Third Time on this Day Two Months.”

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon:

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then the Said Bill was read the Third Time:

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

To return the Said Bill, with the Amendments, and desire their Concurrence thereto.

Redeeming Annuities, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for redeeming the Capital or Joint Stock of Annuities after the Rate of Three Pounds Ten Shillings per Centum, established by an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign” of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty the Sum of Two Millions, to be raised by Way of Annuities and a Lottery, and charged on the Sinking Fund, redeemable by Parliament; and for extending to Ireland the Laws made in this Kingdom against private and unlawful Lotteries;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

American Indict, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for continuing so much of an Act, made in the Third Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, “An Act to continue and amend Two Acts, made in the Twenty-first and Twenty-eighth Years of His late Majesty's Reign, for encouraging the making of Indict in the British Plantations in America ; and for extending the Provisions of an Act, of the Thirtieth Year of His late Majesty's Reign, with respect to bringing Prize Goods into this Kingdom, to Spanish Prize Goods taken since the late Declaration of War with Spain” as relates to encouraging the making of Indict in the British Plantations in America; and for explaining so much of an Act, made in the Fifth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, as relates to the regulating the Fees of the Officers of the Customs in America and for extending the same to the Naval Officers there;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Knaresborough Forest Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing such of the Open Parts of the District, called The Forest of Knaresborough, in the County of York as lie within the Eleven Constabularies thereof;and for other Purposes therein mentioned to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Said Three Bills were, severally, read the First Time.

Linen Bounties Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Bounties on British and Irish Linens exported; for further discontinuing the Duties on the Importation of Foreign Raw Linen Yarns, made of Flax'; and for granting a Bounty on the Exportation of British Checqued and Striped Linens, and upon British and Irish Diapers, Huckabacks, Sheeting, and other Linen, of above a certain Breadth;” and for the Lords to be summoned:

The Said Bill was accordingly read the Second Time.

Proposed, “ To commit the Bill.”

Which being objected to;

After short Debate,

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

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

Adjourn,

Dominus Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regii declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, decimum quartum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis lie decernentibus.

Footnotes

1 Origin. Stephenson Vide Journals of H. C Vol 3a. P 964 a.
Origin. Mount Morns, but in the Petition presented to the House. it is as printed here.