House of Lords Journal Volume 34
March 1774, 1-10

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 34: March 1774, 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 34: 1774-1776 (1767-1830), pp. 45-69. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113656 Date accessed: 01 October 2014.


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Die Martis, 1o Martii 1774.
Urquhart et al. against Dunbar. Urquhart et al. against Dunbar. Blake against Perrin and Vaughan, Writ of Error Jones et Ux. against Morgan et al. Causes put off. D St Albans, petition referred to Judges. Sir Jacob Wolff et Ux. Petition referred to Judges. Owmby’s Enclosure Bill, the King’s Consent signified to it. D. Devonshire’s Petition referred to Judges. Pultney et Ux. Petition referred to Judges. L. Chedworth’s Petition referred to Judges. L. Coleraine et al Petition referred to Judges. Palmes’s Petition referred to Judges. Sir Christopher Triese et al Petition referred to, Judges. Lady St. Anbyn’s Petition referred to Judges. Fawcett and Lowes’s Petition referred to Judges. Popham for a Divorce Bill. Boyd against Russell: D Buccleugh’s Petition referred to Judges. Borthwick, Claim of Peerage. Mitford, Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Foster et Ux. Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Watts’s Bill. Duddington Enclosure Bill. Ibstock Enclosure Bill. Angus against Manson, Petition for a Bye Day. Davison against E. Bute et al., Petitions to revive Appeals, Appellant being dead. Urquhart et al. against Colquhoun. Urquhart et al. against Dunbar. American Mutiny Bill. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 2o Martii 1774.
Ld. Provost of Edinburgh et al. against Cleland and Ferguson. Foster’s Bill. Mitford’s Bill. Cardiff Paving, &c. Bill. Tunbridge Wells to Ringles Cross Bill. Plymouth Paving, &c. Bill. Wetherby to Grafiington, Road Bill. Severn Stoke Enclosure Bill. Ibstock Enclosure Bill. Duddington Enclosure Bill. Owmby Enclosure Bill. American Mutiny Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Staunton Enclosure Bill. Butterton Enclosure Bill. West Retford Enclosure Bill. Abbots Ann Enclosure Bill. Charles against Rowley and Charles Carre against Cairnes et al. Adjourn. Die Jovis, 3o Martii 1774.
Robertsons against Watson. Ld. Provost of Edinburgh et al. against Cleland and Ferguson: Interlocutors affirmed. Keck to take the Name of Tracy, Bill. Jones to take the Name of Purnell, Bill. Duddington Enclosure Bill: Ibstock Enclosure Bill: Cardiff Paving, &c. Bill: Wetherby to Grassington, Road Bill: Tunbridge Wells to Ringles Cross, Road Bill: Severn Stoke Enclosure Bill: Plymouth Paving, &c Bill: Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the seven preceding Bills. Staunton Enclosure Bill. Butterton Enclosure Bill. Abbots Ann Enclosure Bill. L. Milton against Edgworth et al. D Roxburgh et al against E Home at al; Hearing appointed ex parte. Samuel against Phelps: Writ of Error non-pros’d with Costs. Salted Provisions. Importition of, from Ireland and America, Bill. March and Wimblington Drainage Bill. Gum Senegal, reducing the Duty on the Exportation of Bill. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 4o Martii 1774.
Papers relating to Disturbances in America, to be laid before the House. Edwards’s Bill. Owmby Enclosure Bill. Butterton Enclosure Bill. Abbot’s Ann Enclosure Bill. Jones to take the Name of Purnell, Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Kecks to take the Name of Tracy, Bill: Edwards’s Bill. Message to H. C. with the Two preceding Bills. Controverted Elections, regulating of, Bill. Biscuit and Pease, Exportation of, to Newfoundland, Bill. Forfeited Estates in Scotland, Report of Commissioners delivered. Whale Fishery in Scotland, and Corn, &c. exported there, Accounts delivered. Salted Provisions, Importation of, from Ireland and America, Bill. Gum Senegal, reducing the Duty on the Exportation of, Bill. March and Wimblington Drainage Bill. West Retford Enclosure Bill. Robertsons against Watson. Causes put off. Heatley’s Divorce Bill. Adjourn. Die Lunæ, 7o Martii 1774.
Staunton Enclosure Bill. West Retford Enclosure Bill. Heatley’s Divorce Bill. Reilly against Windis. Eggers for a Nat. Bill. Bill read. Rutherford et al. against Hamilton, Hearing put off to next Session. Davison against E. Bute et al. Davison against E. Bute et al. Biscuit and Pease, Exportation of, to Newfoundland, Bill. Salted Provisions, Importation of, from Ireland and America, Bill. Gum Senegal, reducing the Duty on Exportation of, Bill. March and Wimblington Drainage Bill. Abbots Ann Enclosure Bill. Owmby Enclosure Bill: Butterton Enclosure Bill. Message to H. C that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills. Lords summoned. His Majesty’s Message relative to Disturbances in North America. Papers relative to Disturbances in America delivered. Address of Thanks on His Majesty’s Message. Dean of Sarum and Palmer, Leave for a Bill. Bill read. Tottington Enclosure Bill. Turnpike Roads, Act to amend, Bill. Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on Carre’s Appeal. Adjourn. Die Martis, 8o Martii 1774.
His Majesty’s Answer to Address of Yesterday reported. Tottington Enclosure Bill. Staunton Enclosure Bill: West Retford Enclosure Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills. Salted Provisions, Importation of, from Ireland and America, Bill. Gum Senegal, reducing the Duty on the Exportation of, Bill. Biscuit and Pease, Exportation of, to Newfoundland, Bill. Heatley’s Divorce Bill: Message to H. C. with it. L Archer, for Leave to present a Petition for a Bill: Petition referred to Judges. Gum Senegal, reducing the Duty on the Exportation of, Bill: Salted Provisions, Importation of from Ireland and America, Bill: Biscuit and Pease, Exportation of, to Newfoundland, Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills. Rafael against Verelst, Petition for a Bye Day. Cojamaul against Verelst, Petition for a Bye Day. General Turnpike Act to amend, Bill. Greene’s Bill. Controverted Elections, regulating the Trials of, Bill. Dillon against Dillon. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 9o Martii 1774.
March and Wimblington Drainage Bill. Tottington Enclosure Bill. Bills passed by Commission. Controverted Elections, regulating the Trials of, Bill. General Turnpike Act, to amend, Bill. Manchester to Rochdale, &c. Road Bill. Asheton to take the Name of Smith, Bill. Adjourn.

Die Martis, 1o Martii 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Wigorn. Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Norvicen. Dux Chandos.
Epus. Lincoln. Dux Northumberland.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Meneven. Comes Doncaster.
Epus. Carliol. Comes Abercorn.
Epus. Landaven. Viscount Falmouth.
Epus. Cestrien. Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Urquhart et al. against Dunbar.

The Answer of James Colquhoun Esquire, to the Appeal of Captain Duncan Urquhart and others, was this Day brought in:

Urquhart et al. against Dunbar.

As was also, the Answer of Captain Thomas Dunbar, of Grangehill to the Appeal of Captain Duncan Urquhart and others.

Blake against Perrin and Vaughan, Writ of Error

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Errors argued, assigned upon the Writ of Error wherein Hannah Blake is Plaintiff and William Perrin and Thomas Vaughan are Defendants, which stands appointed for Friday next, be put off till the First Cause Day after the Recess at Easter.

Jones et Ux. against Morgan et al.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein William Jones Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife are Appellants, and Charles Morgan Esquire and others are Respondents, be put off till the Second Cause Day after the Recess at Easier.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Luke Dillon of the City of Dublin Esquire is Appellant, and Jane Dillon Spinster is Respondent, be put off till Monday the 7th Day of this instant March; and that the Rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

D St Albans, petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Most Noble George Duke of St; Albans; praying. Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Justice Willes, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands; and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Sir Jacob Wolff et Ux. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Jacob Wolff Baronet, Baron of the Roman Empire, on Behalf of himself and of Anne, Elizabeth, Lucy, Charlotte, and Sophia, his Infant Children, and of Dame Ann Wolff, Wife of the said Sir Jacob Wolff; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Justice Willes, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands; and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Owmby’s Enclosure Bill, the King’s Consent signified to it.

The Lord Hyde acquainted the House, “That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Common Fields, Grounds, and Pastures, within the Parish of Owmby, 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.”

D. Devonshire’s Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Most Noble William Duke of Devonshire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill to enable the Petitioner to grant proper Leases of the Mines, Quarries, and Minerals, within the Manors and Estates late of Richard Earl of Burlington and Corke deceased, in the County of York:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, and Mr. Justice Willes, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands; and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Pultney et Ux. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of William Pulteney Esquire and Frances his Wife, for themselves, and on Behalf of Henrietta Laura Pulteney their Infant Daughter; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Justice Ashurst, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands; and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

L. Chedworth’s Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Frederick Henry Lord Chedworth; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to Mr. Baron Perrott and Mr. Baron Eyre, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands; and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

L. Coleraine et al Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable John Lord Coleraine of the Kingdom of Ireland, the Honourable William Hanger, and George Hanger; and of Arthur Vansittart Esquire, on Behalf of himself and Ann his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Baron Perrott, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands; and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Palmes’s Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Palmes of Naburne, in the County of York, Esquire, and Roger Palmes, of the City of Westminster, Apothecary; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to Mr. Baron Perrott and Mr. Baron Eyre, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands; and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Sir Christopher Triese et al Petition referred to, Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Christopher Treise Knight, John Morshead and William Morshead, Two of the Sons of Olympia Morshead by William Morshead her Husband; and of the said William Morshead and Olympia his Wife, on Behalf of themselves and of Christopher, Edward, Olympia, Amelia, Mary, Charlotte, and Harriet, their Infant Children; and also of Thomas Dennis; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Baron Perrott, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands; and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Lady St. Anbyn’s Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Dame Elizabeth St. Aubyn, Widow and Relict of Sir John St. Aubyn Baronet, deceased, on Behalf of herself, and as Guardian of Sir John St. Aubyn Baronet, her only Son, an Infant; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands; and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Fawcett and Lowes’s Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Reverend Richard Fawcett Doctor in Divinity, Vicar of the Vicarage and Parish Church of Saint Nicholas, in the Town and County of Newcastle upon Tyne, in the Diocese of Durham, and of William Lowes of Newcastle upon Tyne aforesaid Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Baron Eyre, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands; and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Popham for a Divorce Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of Stephen Popham; praying Leave to bring in a Bill to dissolve his. Marriage with Ann Tare Whiteside his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Boyd against Russell:

A Petition of William Urquhart, Agent for John Boyd, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House to which John Russell is Respondent, which stands pointed for hearing, was presented and read; setting forth, “That since presenting the Appeal, and after the Petitioner had entered into a Recognizance to answer Costs on the Appellant’s Behalf, it hath appeared by Documents transmitted from Scotland, that the Appellant is in such Circumstances of Poverty as not to be capable to prosecute his said Appeal, or to pay Costs if they should be awarded against him; of which the Petitioner was entirely ignorant when he entered into the Recognizance;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “That he may be at Liberty to withdraw the said Appeal, the Appellant being a Pauper:”

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

And being withdrawn:

Appeal withdrawn, with Costs

Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw the said Appeal, as desired, upon. Payment of Ten Pounds Costs to the Respondent.

D Buccleugh’s Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Most Noble Henry Duke of Buccleugh; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Baron Perrott, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands; and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Borthwick, Claim of Peerage.

Upon reading the Petition of John Borthwick, of Crookston, Esquire, (claiming the Title and Dignity of Lord Borthwick); setting forth, “That the Petitioner having now delivered in his printed Cases, agreeable to their Lordships Standing Order of the 24th of March 1767, humbly prays their Lordships to appoint an early Day for hearing his Petition before the Lords Committees for Privileges:”

It is Ordered, That the Committee of Privileges do meet, to consider of the said Claim, on Monday the 14th Day of this instant March; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty’s Attorney General, and the Lord Advocate for Scotland.

Mitford, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of William Mitford, of Gilbury in the County of Southampton, Esquire, on Behalf of himself and of his Infant Sons; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Freehold and Leasehold Estates devised by the Will of John Mitford Esquire deceased, in Trustees, to fell the same for discharging Incumbrances; and for laying out the Residue of the Money arising by Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in Lieu thereof to the like Uses.”

Foster et Ux. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of William Foster and Levina Davey Foster, on Behalf of themselves and their Infant Children; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of William Foster and Levina Davey Foster his Wife, in Holdingham and New Sleaford, in the County of Lincoln, in the said William Foster, in Fee-Simple; and for settling other Estates of the said William Foster in Alder-church, otherwise Algarkirke, in the said County, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof.”

Watts’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Estate, late of William Watts Esquire, called South Hill or Fisher’s Lodge, in the County of Berks, in Trustees, to fell the same, and to lay out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of another Estate to be settled to the Uses of his Will.”

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

D. Chandos. L. Bp. Ely. L. Sandys.
D. Northumberland. L. Bp. Worcester. L. Hyde.
L. Bp. Norwich.
E. Doncaster. L. Bp. Lincoln.
E. Abercorn. L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
V. Falmouth. L. Bp. Carlisle.
V. Dudley &Ward. L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Bp. Chester.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday the 16th Day of this instant March, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Duddington Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Commonable Fields, within the Parish of Duddington, in the County of Northampton.”

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

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

Ibstock Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Wastes, and Common Grounds, within the Township and Liberty of Ibstock, in the County of Leicester.”

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

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

Angus against Manson, Petition for a Bye Day.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Manson, Respondent in a Cause depending in this House, to which John Angus is Appellant, which stands appointed for string; setting forth, “That the said Appellant having in the last Session of Parliament presented an Appeal to their Lordships, complaining of certain Interlocutors of the Lords of Council and Session in Scotland, the same stands at present to be heard before their Lordships: That several Causes, which flood in their Lordships Paper for hearing before this Cause, having been withdrawn, and others adjourned, this Cause has by Means thereof been brought forward, and stands to be heard sooner than the Petitioner can be prepared;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “That this Cause may be put off till the 22d Instant, or such other Bye Day as to their Lordships shall seem meet, the Agent for the Appellant having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:”

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of this Cause be at off till Tuesday the 22d of this instant March, as desired.

Davison against E. Bute et al., Petitions to revive Appeals, Appellant being dead.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir John Eden Baronet, Robert Eden Esquire, Frederick Eden, Son of the said Robert Eden, by the said Robert Eden his Father and next Friend, Jonathan Davison of Norton, in the County f Durham, and George Hartley of Richmond, in the County of York, Esquires; setting forth, “That Morton Davison Esquire, Appellant in an Appeal brought into this House on the 19th Day of January last, to which Appeal John Earl of Bute and others are Respondents, died since the bringing of the said Appeal, whereby the same is abated: That the said Morton Davison by his last Will, dated 9th November 1769, gave and devised all his Freehold, Copyhold, and Leasehold Manors, Messuages, Lands, Tenements, Coal Mines, Collieries, Tythes, and Hereditaments, whatsoever and wheresoever, with their several Rights, Members, and Appurtenances, unto and to the Use of the Petitioners Jonathan Davison and George Hartley, their Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, for a Term of Five hundred Years, upon Trust by and out of the Rents and Profits, or by Mortgage of the said Hereditaments and Premises, or a competent Part thereof, levy and raise such Sum and Sums of Money as would be sufficient to satisfy and pay the several Annuities, Sums of Money, and pecuniary Legacies therein mentioned; and subject thereto, he gave and devised the said Freehold, Copyhold, and Leasehold Premises, in case he should die without Issue of his Body, to the Use of the Petitioner Sir John Eden Baronet, and his Assigns, for and during his Natural Life; Remainder to the Use of certain Trustees and their Heirs to preserve the contingent Remainders therein after limited; Remainder to the Use of the Second Son of the said Petitioner Sir John Eden, and the Heirs Male of his Body, and in Default of such Issue, to the Use of the Third, Fourth, and all and every other the Son and Sons of the Body of the Petitioner the said Sir John Eden severally, successively, and in Remainder, One after another, as they and every of them should be in Priority of Birth and Seniority of Age; Remainder to the Use of the Petitioner Robert Eden for his Life; Remainder to said Trustees to preserve the contingent Remainders; Remainder to the First and other Son and Sons of the Petitioner Robert Eden, severally, successively, and in Remainder, One after another, as they and every of them should be in Seniority of Age and Priority of Birth, and the Heirs Male of their respective Bodies, with divers Remainders over; and the said Morton Davison of his said Will appointed the Petitioner Sir John Eden Sole Executor, and died without altering or revoking the same, and without Issue;” and therefore praying, “That the said Appeal may be revived in the Petitioners Names in the Place and Stead of the said Morton Davison in respect of this Cause; and that the Petitioners may have the same Benefit of the said Appeal, as the said Morton Davison would have had if living:”

It is Ordered, That the said Appeal be revived, and that the Petitioners do stand in the Place of the said Morton Davison the late Appellant, and have the same Benefit of the Appeal as if he was living.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir John Eden Baronet, Robert Eden Esquire, Frederick Eden, Son of the said Robert Eden, by the said Robert Eden his Father and next Friend, Jonathan Davison of Norton, in the County F Durham, and George Hartley of Richmond, in the County of York, Esquires; setting forth, “That Morton Davison Esquire, Appellant in an Appeal brought into this House on the 25th Day of January last, to which Appeal John Earl of Bute and others are Respondents, died since the bringing of the said Appeal whereby the same is abated: That the said Morton Davison by his last Will, dated 9th November 1769, gave and devised all his Freehold, Copyhold, and Leasehold Manors, Messuages, Lands, Tenements, Coal Mines, Collieries, Tythes, and Hereditaments, whatsoever and wheresoever, with their several Rights, Members, and Appurtenances, unto and to the Use of the Petitioners Jonathan Davison and George Hartley, their Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, for a Term of Five hundred Years, upon Trust, by and out of the Rents and Profits, or by Mortgage, of the said Hereditaments and Premises, or a competent Part thereof, levy and raise such Sum and Sums of Money as will be sufficient to satisfy and pay the said Annuities, Sums of Money, and pecuniary Legacies therein mentioned; and subject: thereto, he gave and devised the said Freehold, Copyhold, and Leasehold Premises, in case he should die without Issue of his Body, to the Use of the Petitioner Sir John Eden Baronet, and his Assigns, for and during his Natural Life; Remainder to the Use of certain Trustees, and their Heirs, to preserve the contingent Remainders therein after limited; Remainder to the Use of the Second Son of the said Petitioner Sir John Eden, and the Heirs of his Body; and in Default of such Issue, to the Use of the Third, Fourth, and all and every other the Son and Sons of the Body of the said Petitioner Sir John Eden, severally, successively, and in Remainder, One after another, as they and every of them, should be in Priority of Birth and Seniority of Age; Remainder to the Use of the Petitioner Robert Eden for his Life; Remainder to said Trustees to preserve the contingent Remainders; Remainder to the First and other Son and Sons of the Petitioner Robert Eden severally, successively, and in Remainder, as they and every of them should be in Seniority of Age and Priority of Birth, and the Heirs Male of their respective Bodies, with divers Remainders over: And the said Morton Davison of his said will appointed the Petitioner Sir John Eden Sole Executor, and died without altering or revoking the same, and without Issue;” and therefore praying, “That the said Appeal may be revived in the Petitioners Names, in the Place and Stead of the said Morton Davison, in respect: of this Cause; and that the Petitioners may have the same Benefit of the said Appeal as the said Morton Davison would have had if living:”

It is Ordered, That the first Appeal revived, and the Petitioners do stand in the Place of the said Morton Davison, the late Appellant and have the same Benefit of the Appeal as if he was living.

Urquhart et al. against Colquhoun.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Captain Duncan Urquhart of Burdsyeards and others are Appellants, and Mr. James Colquhoun Advocate is Respondent:”

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

Urquhart et al. against Dunbar.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Captain Duncan Urquhart of Burdsyeards and others are Appellants, and Captain Thomas Dunbar of Grangehill is Respondent:”

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

American Mutiny Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for further continuing Two Acts, made in the Sixth and fifth Years of His Majesty’s Reign, “for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters in His Majesty’s Dominions in America.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Adjourn.

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

Die Mercurii, 2o Martii 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Ds. Apsley,Cancellarius. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Cestrien. Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Boston.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Stair.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Northington.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Weymouth.

PRAYERS.

Ld. Provost of Edinburgh et al. against Cleland and Ferguson.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause wherein the Right Honourable Gilbert Laurie, Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh, and others, are Appellants, and John Cleland and Walter Ferguson are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow.

Foster’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of William Foster and Levina Davey Foster his Wife, in Holdingham and New Sleaford, in the County of Lincoln, in the said William Foster, in Fee Simple; and for settling other Estates of the said William Foster in Alderchurch, otherwise Algarkirke; in the said County, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof.”

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

Ld. President. L. Abp. Canterbury. L. Cathcart.
D. Chandos. L. Walpole.
E. Suffolk. L. Bp. Chester. L. Boston.
E. Sandwich. L. Bp. Litch &Cov.
E. Doncaster.
E. Rochford.
E. Coventry.
E. Abercorn.
E. Stair.
E. Aylesford.
E. Bucks.
E. Northington.
V. Montague.
V. Weymouth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Thursday the 17th Day of this instant March, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Mitford’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Freehold and Leasehold Estates devised by the Will of John Mitford Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to fell the same for discharging Incumbrances; and for laying out the Residue of the Money arising by Sale, in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments to be settled in Lieu thereof to the like Uses.”

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

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

Cardiff Paving, &c. Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for better paving, cleansing, and lighting, the Streets, Lanes, and Publick Passages, in the Town of Cardiff, and Liberties thereof, in the County of Glamorgan; and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein,” 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 fame to the House, with, out any Amendment,”

Tunbridge Wells to Ringles Cross Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue, amend, and render more effectual, an Act, made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, “for repairing the Road from the Turnpike at Tunbridge Wells, in the County of Kent, to Ringles Cross, near Uckfield, in the County of Sussex,” was committed.

Plymouth Paving, &c. Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like. Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend Two Acts, made in the Tenth and Twelfth Years of His present Majesty’s Reign, “for paving, lighting, and watching, the Town of Plymouth, in the County of Devon; and for regulating the Carmen and Porters within the said Town,” was committed.

Wetherby to Grafiington, Road Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of His late Majesty, “for repairing and widening the High Road from Wetherby to Grassington, in the County of Fork,” is committed.

Severn Stoke Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Meadows, Commons, and Waste Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Severn Stoke, in the County of Worcester,” 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 fame to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ibstock Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Abercorn made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Wastes, and Common Grounds, within the Township and Liberty of Ibstock, in the County of Leicester,” was committed.

Duddington Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Abercorn also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Commonable Fields, within the Parish of Duddington, in the County of Northampton,” was committed.

Owmby Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Common Fields, Grounds, and Pastures, within the Parish of Owmby, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

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

American Mutiny Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for further continuing Two Acts, made in the Sixth and Ninth Years of His Majesty’s Reign, “for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters in His Majesty’s Dominions in America.”

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. Earns and Mr. Montagu:

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

Staunton Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Butterton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Field, Land, or Stinted Pasture, Common and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Butterton, in the Parish of Mayfield, in the County of Stafford;” to which they desire the Concurrence this House.

West Retford Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Cecil Wray and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Arable Fields, Meadows, and Stinted Common Pastures, in the Parish of West Retford, in the County of Nottingham;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Abbots Ann Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Downs, within the Parish of Abbots Ann, in the County of Southampton;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Charles against Rowley and Charles

Upon reading the Petition of Charles Vipont Charles Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Hercules Langford Rowley Esquire and John harles are Respondents, which stands appointed for string; setting forth, “That the Petitioner presented his Appeal to their Lordships in this Session of Parliament:That by adjourning and withdrawing many Causes which flood before the Petitioner’s Cause, it stands for hearing, in their Lordships Paper of Causes, for Wednesday next: That the Petitioner cannot be ready for hearing this Cause on that Day, nor in less Time than Wednesday the 23d Day of this instant March, as the Petitioner has not yet received all his Papers from Ireland,” and therefore praying their Lordships, “That the Hearing of this Cause may be adjourned to Wednesday. the 23d Day of this instant March, or to such other Day, as their Lordships shall think proper, the Agent for the said Respondents having signed the said Petition, as consenting thereto:”

It is Ordered, That the Hearing or this Cause be put off to Wednesday the 23d of this instant March, as desired.

Carre against Cairnes et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Carre of Caverse Esquire, complaining of Two Interlocutors the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 19th of January and 22d of February 1774; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that the Widow and Daughters of William Cairnes deceased, and Robert Cranston and John Bruce, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Widow and Daughters of William Cairnes deceased, Robert Cranston, and John Bruce, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer, or respective Answers, thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 30th Day of this instant March; and Service of this Order on the said Respondents, or upon their Counsel, Agent, or Solicitor, in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Adjourn.

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

Die Jovis, 3o Martii 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Meneven. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Paget.
Epus. Landaven. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Dux Chandos. Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Boston.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Stair.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Say & Sele.

PRAYERS.

Robertsons against Watson.

The Answer of Stephen Watson Esquire to the Appeal of Robert Robertson and Son, Merchants in Eyemouth, was this Day brought in.

Ld. Provost of Edinburgh et al. against Cleland and Ferguson:

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of the Right Honourable Gilbert Laurie, Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh, and others, the Governors of the Hospital founded within that City by the deceased George Herriot Jeweller, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 30th of July and 23d of November 1773; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellants might have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet:” As also upon the Answer of John Cleland and Walter Ferguson, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration and Debate had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors affirmed.

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

Keck to take the Name of Tracy, Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Henrietta Charlotte Keck Spinster, and her Issue, to take, use, and bear, the Surname and Arms of Tracy, pursuant to the Will of Robert Tracy Esquire, deceased,” 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.

Jones to take the Name of Purnell, Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Thomas Purnell Jones Esquire, and his Issue, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Purnell,” was committed.

Duddington Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Commonable Fields, within the Parish of Duddington, in the County of Northampton.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ibstock Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Wastes, and Common Grounds, within the Township and Liberty of Ibstock, in the County of Leicester.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Cardiff Paving, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for better paving, cleansing, and lighting, the Streets, Lanes, and Publick Passages, in the Town of Cardiff, and Liberties thereof, in the County of Glamorgan; and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wetherby to Grassington, Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the High Road from Wetherby to Grassington, in the County of York.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Tunbridge Wells to Ringles Cross, Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue, amend, and render more effectual, an Act, made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, “for repairing the Road from the Turnpike at Tunbridge Wells, in the County of Kent, to Ringles Cross, near Uckfield, in the County of Sussex.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Severn Stoke Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Meadows, Commons and Waste Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Severn Stoke, in the County of Worcester.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Plymouth Paving, &c Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend Two Acts, made in the Tenth and Twelfth Years of His present Majesty’s Reign, for paving, lighting, and watching, the Town of Plymouth, in the County of Devon; and for regulating the Carmen and Porters within the said Town.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

And Messages were, severally, sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Eames and Mr. Montagu:

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

Staunton Enclosure Bill.

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

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

D. Chandos. L. Bp. St. Davids. L. Paget.
L. Cathcart.
E. Sandwich. L. Walpole.
E. Doncaster. L. Bp. Landaff.
E. Abercorn. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
E. Marchmont.
E. Stair.
E. Rosebery.
E. Strafford.
E. Hillsborough.
V. Say & Sele.

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.

Butterton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Field, Land, or Stinted Pasture, Common and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Butterton, in the Parish of Mayfield, in the County of Stafford.”

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

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

Abbots Ann Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Downs, within the Parish of Abbots Ann, in the County of Southampton.”

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

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

L. Milton against Edgworth et al.

The House being informed, “That Moore Edgworth and others, Respondents to the Appeal of the Right Honourable Joseph Lord Milton, had not put in their all Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose:”

And thereupon an Affidavit of Thomas Hartley 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.

D Roxburgh et al against E Home at al; Hearing appointed ex parte.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein his Grace John Duke of Roxburgh and others are Appellants, and Alexander Earl of Home and Others are Respondents, ex-parte, the Respondents not having put in their Answer thereto, though peremptorily ordered so to do:”

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

Samuel against Phelps:

Upon reading the Petition of William Phelps, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Noah Samuel is Plaintiff; setting forth, “That the Plaintiff has not assigned Errors within the Time ordered by the House;” and therefore praying, That the said Writ of Error may be nonpros’d, with such Costs as to their Lordships shall seem meet:”

Writ of Error non-pros’d with Costs.

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

Salted Provisions. Importition of, from Ireland and America, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue, for a further Time, an Act, made in the Eighth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act to continue and amend an Act, made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for Importation of Salted Beef, Pork, Bacon, and Butter, from Ireland, for a limited Time;” and for allowing the Importation of Salted Beef, Pork, Bacon, and Butter, from the British Dominions in America, for a limited Time;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

March and Wimblington Drainage Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for amending and rendering more effectual an Act, made in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, (intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands, Low Grounds, and Commons, in the Townships or Hamlets of March and Wimblington, and in the Parish of Upwell, in the Isle of Ely, and County of Cambridge;”) so far as the same relates to the several Fen Lands and Low Grounds lying in the Sixth District in the said Act described;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Gum Senegal, reducing the Duty on the Exportation of Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for reducing the Duty payable upon the Exportation of Gum Senegal, granted by an Act made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, (intituled, “An Act for laying certain Duties upon Gum Senegal and Gum Arabic, imported into or exported from Great Britain, and for confining the Exportation of Gum Senegal from Africa to Great Britain only;”) to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Adjourn.

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

Die Veneris, 4o Martii 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Meneven. Dux Glouceseter. Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Asaphen. Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Carliol. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Romney.
Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Monson.
Ds. Sandys.
Dux Richmond. Ds: Ravensworth.
Dux Devonshire. Ds. Ponsonby.
Dux Manchester. Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Sondes.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Boston.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Temple.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Papers relating to Disturbances in America, to be laid before the House.

The Earl of Dartmouth acquainted the House, “That His Majesty had given Directions, That the several Papers received from America, relating to the Disturbances there with regard to the Importation of Tea, should be laid before the House; and that the same will be delivered on Monday next.”

Edwards’s Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Trustees, with the Consent of the Persons claiming under the Will of Mary Pryce Spinster, deceased, to cut down and sell the Timber upon the Settled Estates of the said Mary Pryce, in the County of Merioneth; and to invest the Monies arising therefrom in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses of the said Will; and for other Purposes,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Owmby Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Common Fields, Grounds, and Pastures, within the Parish of Owmby, in the County of Lincoln,” was committed.

Butterton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Field Land, or Stinted Pasture, Common, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Butterton, in the Parish of Mayfield, in the County of Stafford,” was committed.

Abbot’s Ann Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Downs, within the Parish of Abbot’s Ann, in the County of Southampton,” was committed.

Jones to take the Name of Purnell, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable Thomas Purnell Jones Esquire, and his Issue, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Purnell.”

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. Montagu and Mr. Pratt:

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

Kecks to take the Name of Tracy, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled; “An Act to enable Henrietta Charlotte Keck Spinster, and her Issue, to take, use, and bear, the Surname and Arms of Tracy, pursuant to the Will of Robert Tracy, Esquire, deceased.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Edwards’s Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable Trustees, with the Consent of the Persons claiming under the Will of Mary Pryce Spinster, deceased, to cut down and sell the Timber upon the Settled Estates of the said Mary Pryce, in the County of Merioneth; and to invest the Monies arising therefrom in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses of the said Will; and for other Purposes.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Controverted Elections, regulating of, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for making perpetual Two Acts, passed in the Tenth and Eleventh Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, for regulating the Trials of Controverted Elections, or Returns of Members to serve in Parliament;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

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

Biscuit and Pease, Exportation of, to Newfoundland, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to allow the Exportation of a limited Quantity of Biscuit and Pease to the Island of Newfoundland, for the Benefit of the British Fishery there;” to which, they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

The House being informed, “That Mr. Rowe from the Treasury attended:”

He was called in; and delivered at the Bar,

Forfeited Estates in Scotland, Report of Commissioners delivered.

“18th August 1773.
“Report of Commissioners and Trustees for managing the annexed forfeited Estates in. Scotland to the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty’s Treasury, which, by an Act of the 25th Year of His late Majesty’s Reign, is directed to be laid before both Houses of Parliament.

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Whale Fishery in Scotland, and Corn, &c. exported there, Accounts delivered.

The House being informed, “That the said Mr. Rowe from the Commissioners of the Customs in Scotland, attended:” He was called in; and delivered at the Bar,

“An Account of what Number of Ships from Scotland have been employed in the Whale Fishery to Davis’s Streights and the Greenland Scas, with their respective Names and Burthens, from whence they were fitted out, and at what Port they were discharged; also what Quantity of Oil and Whale Fins each Ship has imported from the 10th October 1772, to the 10th October 1773.”

Also, “An Account of all Corn, Grain, Pease, Beans, Meal, Malt, Flour, Bread, Biscuit, and Starch, that has been exported from Scotland to any Place whatsoever, by virtue and in pursuance of any of the Liberties or Powers given or granted by the Act 13th Geo. III Cap. 3.”

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Salted Provisions, Importation of, from Ireland and America, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue for a further Time an Act, made in the Eighth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act to continue and amend an Act, made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for Importation of Salted Beef, Pork, Bacon, and Butter, from Ireland, for a limited Time, and for allowing the Importation of Salted Beef, Pork, Bacon, and Butter, from the British Dominions in America, for a limited Time.”

Gum Senegal, reducing the Duty on the Exportation of, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for reducing the Duty payable upon the Exportation of Gum Senegal, granted by an Act, made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, (intituled, “An Act for laying certain Duties upon Gum Senegal and Gum Arabic, imported into or exported from Great Britain, and for confining the Exportation of Gum Senegal from Africa to Great Britain only).”

March and Wimblington Drainage Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for amending and rendering more effectual an Act, made in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, (intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands, Low Grounds, and Commons, in the Townships or Hamlets of March and Wimblington, and in the Parish of Upwell, in the Isle of Ely, and County of Cambridge;”) so far as the same relates to the several Fen Lands and Low Grounds lying in the Sixth District, in the said Act described.”

West Retford Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Arable Fields, Meadows, and Stinted Common Pastures, in the Parish of West Retford, in the County of Nottingham.”

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

Ld. President. L. Bp. St Davids. L. Le Despencer.
L. Bp. St. Asaph. L. Clifton.
D. Richmond. L. Bp. Carlisle. L. Trevor.
D. Devonshire. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Romney.
D. Manchester. L. Monson.
L. Sandys.
M. Rockingham. L. Ravensworth.
E. Carlisle. L. Ponsonby.
E. Abingdon. L. Hyde.
E. Cholmondeley. L. Sondes.
E. Abercorn. L. Boston.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Bucks.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Temple.
E. Radnor.
V. Montague.
V. Weymouth.
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.

Robertsons against Watson.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Robert Robertson and Son, Merchants in Eyemouth, are Appellants, and Stephen Watson Esquire is Respondent:”

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

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Luke Dillon, of the City of Dublin, Esquire, is Appellant, and Jane Dillon Spinster is Respondent, which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to Wednesday next; and that the Rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Heatley’s Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Richard Heatley with Arrabella Dawson his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and for hearing Counsel for and against the same:

Counsel were accordingly called in; and Mr. Cox appearing as Counsel for the Bill, but no Counsel appearing against it:

John Bailey was called, in order to prove the Service of the Order for the said Second Reading; and being sworn, acquainted the House; “That he served Mrs. Heatley personally, on the 19th of February last, with the Order of this House for the Second Reading of the Bill; and at the same Time delivered to her a true Copy of the Bill; and also served her, on the 25th of February last, with the Order of this House for putting off the Second Reading of the said Bill to this Day.”

He was directed to withdraw.

Then the said Bill was read a Second Time.

And Mr. Cox was heard in Support of the Bill, and to make out the Allegations thereof; and in order to prove the Marriage, called

Samuel Thompson, who, being sworn, produced an Extract from the Register of Marriages of the Parish Church of Saint Mary Newington, in the County of Middlesex, and declaring, “That the same was a true Copy, he having examined it with the Original:” The same was read, whereby it appeared, “That Richard Heatley and Arrabella Dawson were married at the said Parish Church on the 13th of November 1765.”

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Henry Freeman was called in; and being sworn, acquainted the House, “That he knows Mr. Heatley; that a Mr. and Mrs. Kilpin, who appeared to him to be Man and Wife, took his Lodgings in Batches Row Hoxton, consisting of Two Rooms, One of them a Bed Room, on the 24th of March 1773; that they cohabited together as Man and Wife till Mrs. Kilpin was brought to bed; that he knows Mrs. Kilpin was Mrs. Heatley, Mr. John Batley, a Person who knew her well, assuring him that the was Mr. Heatley’s Wife.”

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Henry Suffolk, Man-midwife, was called in; and being sworn, acquainted the House, “That he delivered a Lady, at Mr. Freeman’s at Hoxton, of a Child; that he did not then know her Name, but afterwards was told it was Kilpin; that he saw Mr. Kilpin afterwards, who enquired of him, the Witness, how his Wife did; that Mrs. Kilpin paid him for his Attendance; that he saw no other Person who appeared to be the Father of the Child but Mr. Kilpin.”

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mary Alexander was called in; who being sworn, acquainted the House, “That the attended Mrs. Kilpin the Month during her Lying-in, and for a Fortnight afterwards; that Mr. Kilpin appeared to be her Husband, he being with her every Night after his Work was done; and that during the Fortnight after her Month was up, they lay together in the same Bed, and that she had several Times seen them in Bed together; and that Mr. Kilpin paid her for her Attendance.”

She was directed to withdraw.

John Batley was again called in, and acquainted the House, “That he saw Mrs. Heatley at Mr. Freemen’s at Hoxton, who then went by the Name of Kilpin.”

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Samuel Thompson was again called in; and being sworn, acquainted the House, “That he was present at Mr. Freeman’s with the last Witness, and saw Mrs. Kilpin, who he knew to be Mr. Heatley’s Wife; that he went there with Mr. Heatley, and that Mr. Heatley seeing Mr. Kilpin with his Wife, desired him to withdraw, and then asked his Wife who he, Mr. Kilpin, was; she said, she was married to Mr. Kilpin, but would not tell where they were married, nor when.”

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mark Holman, Deputy Register of the Consistory Court of the Bishop of London, was called in; and being sworn, produced the original definitive Sentence of Divorce, dated 8th June 1771, in the said Court, against the said Mrs. Heatley for Adultery; and the same was read.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Wrotham Hitch was called in; and being sworn, produced an Office Copy of the Judgement obtained in the Court of King’s Bench against Captain Jolly, for criminal Conversation with the said Mrs Heatley.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Thomas Silby was called in; and being sworn, produced an Extract from the Register of Baptisms of the Parish Church of St. Leonard Shoreditch, and the same was read, whereby it appeared, “That Arabella, Daughter of William and Arabella Kilpin, of Baches Row, was born August the 10th, and was baptized September the 12th, in the Year 1773.”

He was directed to withdraw.

Then John Bailey was again called in; and acquainted the House, “That he is very intimate with Mr. Heatley, and that Mr. and Mrs. Heatley have never cohabited together since the Sentence of Divorce in 1771, he having seen him almost every Day since that Time, and that he is certain they never were under the same Roof together since that Time.”

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Samuel Thompson was again called in; and acquainted the House, “That he is very intimate, and has been so for some Years, with Mr. Heatley, and that he never saw Mrs. Heatley at Mr. Heatley’s since the Sentence of Divorce in 1771.”

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Thomas Silby was again called in; and acquainted the House, “That he has lived with Mr. Heatley as his Clerk near Three Years, during which Time he never saw Mrs. Heatley at Mr. Heatley’s, during that Time, and never heard or believed that Mr. and Mrs. Heatley had cohabited together since the Sentence of Divorce in 1771.”

He was directed to withdraw.

The Counsel was directed to withdraw.

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

Die Lunæ, 11o Maii 1795.

Hitherto examined by us, The Interlineations in Page 70, Line 6, Page 97, Line II, and in Page 152, Line 4, appearing.

Leeds.

John Bangor.

Auckland.

Die Lunæ, 7o Martii 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Londin. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Paget.
Epus. Lincoln. Dux Grafton, C. P. S. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Meneven. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Asaphen. Dux Richmond. Ds. Romney.
Epus. Landaven. Dux Beaufort. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Bruce.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Dux Manchester. Ds. Ravensworth.
Dux Chandos. Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Mansfield.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Sondes.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Boston.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Camden.
Comes Carlisle. Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Stair.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northington.
Comes Hilsborough.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

Staunton Enclosure Bill.

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

West Retford Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Arable Fields, Meadows, and Stinted Common Pastures, in the Parish of West Retford, in the County of Nottingham,” was committed.

Heatley’s Divorce Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Richard Heatley with Arrabella Dawson his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

And the Lord Boston reported from the Committee, “That they 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.

Reilly against Windis.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Elizabeth Reilly, complaining of a Decree of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland of the 18th of November 1773; and also of an Order of the said Court of the 23d of February last; and praying, “That the said Decree may be reversed, so far as the same extends to the Petitioner; and that the said Order may be discharged, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Samuel Windis may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Samuel Windis may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 11th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon his known Agents or Solicitors in the said Court of Exchequer in Ireland, shall be deemed good Service.

Eggers for a Nat. Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of Gustav Nicolaus Eggers; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for his Naturalization:

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

Whereupon, the Lord Boston presented to the House a Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Gustav Nicolaus Eggers.”

Bill read.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Rutherford et al. against Hamilton, Hearing put off to next Session.

Upon reading the Petition of William Cochran, Agent for James Rutherford and others, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which Robert Hamilton is Respondent, which stands appointed for hearing; setting forth, “That the Parties in this Cause have been under a Treaty of Accommodation of the Matters in Dispute between them for some Months past; and the Agent for the Respondent now informs him (which the Petitioner has Reason to believe may be true) that all Matters in Dispute are now settled and adjusted; but as the Petitioner hath not, as yet, had any Authority from the Appellants to withdraw this Appeal, he thinks himself not warranted so to do until he get such Authority;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “That the Hearing of this Cause may be put off until the next Session of Parliament, the Agent for the said Respondent having signed the said Petition, as consenting thereto:”

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of this Cause be put off till the next Session of Parliament, as desired.

Davison against E. Bute et al.

The House being informed, “That John Earl of Bute others, Respondents to the Appeal of Morton Davison Esquire, (which Appeal, by Order of the House of the 1st Day of this Instant, was revived in the Names of Sir John Eden, Robert Eden, Frederick Eden, Jonathan Davison, and George Hartley), 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 Robert Slynn and Peter Clowes, 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.

Davison against E. Bute et al.

The House being informed, “That John Earl of Bute and others, Respondents to the Appeal of Morton Davison Esquire, (which Appeal, by Order of the House of the 1st Day of this Instant, was revived in the Names of Sir John Eden, Robert Eden, Frederick Eden, Jonathan Davison, and George Hartley), 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 Robert Slynn and Peter Clowes, 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.

Biscuit and Pease, Exportation of, to Newfoundland, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to allow the Exportation of a limited Quantity of Biscuit and Pease to the Island of Newfoundland, for the Benefit of the British Fishery there.”

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 To-morrow.

Salted Provisions, Importation of, from Ireland and America, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue for a further Time an Act, made in the Eighth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act to continue and amend an Act, made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for Importation of Salted Beef, Pork, Bacon, and Butter, from Ireland, for a limited Time;” and for allowing the Importation of Salted Beef, Pork, Bacon and Butter, from the British Dominions in America, for a limited Time.”

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 To-morrow.

Gum Senegal, reducing the Duty on Exportation of, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for reducing the Duty payable upon the Exportation of Gum Senegal, granted by an Act, made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, (intituled, “An Act for laying Certain Duties upon Gum Senegal and Gum Arabic, imported into or exported from Great Britain, and for confining the Exportation of Gum Senegal from Africa to Great Britain only).”

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 To-morrow.

March and Wimblington Drainage Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for amending and rendering more effectual an Act, made in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, (intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands, Low Grounds, and Commons, in the Townships or Hamlets of March and Wimblington, and in the Parish of Upwell, in the Isle of Ely, and County of Cambridge;”) so far as the same relates to the several Fen Lands and Low Grounds lying in the Sixth District in the said Act described.”

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

Ld. President. L. Abp. Canterbury. L. Le Despencer.
Ld. Privy Seal. L. Willoughby Br.
L. Bp. London. L. Paget.
L. Bp. Lincoln. L. Cathcart.
D. Beaufort. L. Bp. St. Davids. L. Trevor.
D. Ancaster. L. Bp. St. Asaph. L. Romney.
D. Manchester. L. Bp. Landaff. L. Edgecumbe.
D. Chandos. L. Bp. Chester. L. Bruce.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Ravensworth.
M. Rockingham. L. Hyde.
L. Mansfield.
E. Suffolk. L. Lyttelton.
E. Sandwich. L. Sondes.
E. Carlisle. L. Boston.
E. Abingdon. L. Camden.
E. Rochford. L. Sundridge.
E. Coventry.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Stair.
E. Rosebery.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Bristol.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Effingham.
E. Brooke.
E. Bucks.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Northington.
E. Hillsborough.
V. Townshend.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.

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

Abbots Ann Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Downs, within the Parish of Abbots Ann, in the County of Southampton.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Owmby Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Common Fields, Grounds, and Pastures, within the Parish of Owmby, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Butterton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Field Land, or Stinted Pasture, Common, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Butterton in the Parish of Mayfield, in the County of Stafford.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Lords summoned.

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

His Majesty’s Message relative to Disturbances in North America.

The Earl of Dartmouth acquainted the House, “That he had a Message from His Majesty under His Royal Sign Manual, which His Majesty had commanded him to deliver to this House.”

And the same was read by the Lord Chancellor, and is as follows; (videlicet),

George R.
“His Majesty, upon Information of the unwarrantable Practices which have been lately concerted and carried on in North America; and particularly of the violent and outrageous Proceedings at the Town and Port of Boston, in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, with a View to obstructing the Commerce of this Kingdom, and upon Grounds and Pretences immediately subversive of the Constitution thereof, hath thought fit to lay the whole Matter before His Two Houses of Parliament, fully confiding, as well in their Zeal for the Maintenance of His Majesty’s Authority, as in their Attachment to the Common Interest and Welfare of all His Dominions, that they will not only enable His Majesty effectually to take such Measures as may be most likely to put an immediate Stop to the present Disorders, but will also take into their most serious Consideration what farther Regulations and permanent Provisions may be necessary to be established for better securing the Execution of the Laws, and the just Dependence of the Colonies upon the Crown and Parliament of Great Britain.
G. R.”

Then the said Message was again read by the Clerk.

Papers relative to Disturbances in America delivered.

The Earl of Dartmouth (by His Majesty’s Command) laid before the House Copies of all Letters, &c. received from America relating to the Disturbances there with regard to the Importation of Tea, together With a List thereof; which was read by the Clerk as follows:

Massachusetts Bay.
“No 1. Extract of a Letter from Governor Hutchinson to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated Boston, 4th November 1773, received the 17th December, enclosing,
“No 2. Copy of a Letter to Thomas and Elisha Hutchinson, delivered at their House in Boston, 2d November 1773.
“No 3. Copy of a Printed Paper posted up in the Town of Boston, on 3d November 1773.
“No 4. Copy of a Narrative.
“No 5. Copy of a Narrative.
“No 6. Copy of a Letter from Governor Hutchinson to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated Milton, near Boston, 6th November 1773, received 25th December, enclosing,
“No 7. Copy of a Letter from Mr Richard Clarke and Company, and Benjamin Faneuil and Company, to John Hancock Esquire, dated 4th November 1773.
“No 8. Copy of a Vote of the Town Meeting at Boston, the 5th November 1773.
“No 9. Copy of a Letter from Thomas Hutchinson junior to John Hancock Esquire, (no Date).
“No 10. Extract of a Letter from Governor Hutchinson to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated Boston, 15th November 1773, received 3d January 1774.
“No 11. Copy of a Letter from Governor Hutchinson to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated Boston 2d December 1773, received the 27th January 1774, enclosing,
“No 12. Copy of a Petition of Richard Clarke and Sons, Benjamin Faneuil, and Thomas and Elisha Hutchinson; and of the Proceedings of the Council thereupon.
“No 13. Extract from the Mossachuset’s Gazette of 26th November 1773.
“No 14. Copy of a Paper printed at Boston, dated 1st December 1773.
“No 15. Copy of a Letter from Governor Hutchinson to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated Boston 15th December 1773, received 2d February 1774.
“No 16. Copy of a Letter from Governor Hutchinson to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated Boston, 17th December 1773, received 27th January 1774.
“No 17. Copy of a Letter from Governor Hutchinson to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated Boston, 20th December 1773, received 14th February 1774.
“No 18. Extract of a Letter from Governor Hutchinson to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated Boston, 24th December 1773, received 14th February 1774, enclosing,
No 19. Extract of the Minutes of Council of Massachuset’s Bay, on the 21st December 1773.
“No 20. Extract of a Letter from Governor Hutchinson to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated Boston, 4th January 1774, received 13th February.
New York.
No 21. Extract of a Letter from Major General Haldimand to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated New York, 3d November 1773, received 10th December.
No 22. Extract of a Letter from Major General Haldimand to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated New York, 28th December 1773, received 4th February 1774.
“No 23. Extract of a Letter from Major General Haldimand to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated New York, 5th January 1774, received 5th February,
“No 24. Copy of a Paper referred to in Major General Haldimand’s Letter of 5th January 1774.
No 25. Extract of a Letter from Major General Haldimand to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated 2d February 1774, received 2d March.
“No 26. Copy of a Letter from Governor Tryon to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated New York, 3d November 1773, received 10th December, enclosing,
“No 27. Copy of a Printed Paper entitled The Alarm, No 1, dated New York, 6th October 1773.
“No 28. Copy of a Printed Paper, entitled, The Alarm, No 2, dated New York, October 9th, 1773.
“No 29. Extract from a Printed Paper, entitled, The Alarm, dated New York, 19th October 1773.
“No 30. Copy of a Letter from Governor Tryon to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated New York, 1st December 1773, received 10th January 1774, enclosing,
“No 31. Memorial of the Agents of the East India Company, praying that the Tea shipped by the Company may, on its Arrival, be taken under the Protection of Government.
“No 32. Minute of Council relative to the Tea shipped by the East India Company.
“No 33. Copy of a Letter from Governor Tryon to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated New York, 3d January 1774, received 5th February.
“No 34. Copy of a Letter from Governor Tryon to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated New York, 5th January 1774, received 5th February, enclosing,
“No 35. Extracts from the Minutes of the Council of New York.
South Carolina.
“No 36. Extract of a Letter from Lieutenant Governor Bull to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated 24th December 1773, received 28th January 1774.
New Hampshire.
No 37. Extract of a Letter from Governor Wentworth to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated New Hampshire, 17th December 1773, received 2d March 1774, enclosing,
“No 38. Notification of the Select Men of the Town of Portsmouth.
No 39. Resolves of Portsmouth, in New Hampshire, respecting the Teas.
Admiralty.
“No 40. Copy of a Letter from the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated 20th January 1774, received 21st, enclosing,
“No 41. Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Montagu to Philip Stephens Esquire, Secretary of the Admiralty, dated Boston, 8th December 1773.
“No 42. Copy of a Letter from the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated 27th January 1774, received the same Day, enclosing,
“No 43. Copy of a Letter from Rear Admiral Montagu to Philip Stephens Esquire, Secretary of the Admiralty, dated Boston, 17th December1773.
War Office.
“No 44. Copy of a Letter from Lord Viscount Barrington to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated War Office, 28th January 1774, received 29th, enclosing,
“No 45. Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Alexander Leslie, Lieutenant Colonel of the 64th Regiment of Foot, to Lord Viscount Barrington, dated Castle William, 6th December 1773.
“No 46. Extract of a Letter from Do to Do dated 17th December 1773.
East India Company.
“No 47. Copy of a Note from the Chairman of the East India Company to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated 20th December 1773, received 21st, enclosing,
“No 48. Account of Tea exported by the East India Company to His Majesty’s Colonies in North America, with the Quantities, and to whom consigned.
“No. 49. Copy of a Note from the Chairman of the East India Company to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated 23d December 1773, received 25th, enclosing,
“No 50. Extract of a Letter, dated Boston, 18th October 1773.
“No 51. Extract of a Letter from New York, 5th November 1773.
“No 52. Extract of a Letter from New York, dated 5th November 1773.
“No 53. Copy of a Letter relative to Advices received from Philadelphia and New York, dated 21st December 1773.
“No 54. Copy of a Letter relative to Advices received from Philadelphia, dated 21st December 1773.
“No 55. Copy of a Letter relative to the Exportation of Tea to Boston, dated 21st December 1773.
“No 56. Copy of a Letter relative to the Exportation of Tea to South Carolina.
“No 57. Copy of a Letter relative to the Exportation of Tea to New York.
“No 58. Copy of a Note from the Chairman of the East India Company to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated 24th December 1773, received 25th, enclosing,
“No 59. Extract of a Letter from Philadelphia, dated 5th October 1773.
“No 60. Extract of Two Letters from Philadelphia, dated October 5th and 30th, 1773.
“No 61. Copy of a Note from the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the East India Company to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated 10th January 1774, received 15th, enclosing,
“No 62. Copy of a Letter from the East India Company’s Agents at New York to the Court of Directors.
“No 63. Copy of the Memorial of Henry White and others, Merchants, to the Governor of New York.
“No 64. Copy of a Letter from an Agent of the East India Company to his Correspondents in London, dated Boston, 15th November 1773.
“No 65. Copy of a Letter from an Agent of the East India Company to his Correspondent in London, dated Boston, November 1773.
“No 66. Copy of a Letter from an Agent of the East India Company to the Chairman, dated Boston, 17th November 1773.
“No 67. Copy of a Note from the Chairman of the East India Company to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated the 21st January 1774, received 25th, enclosing,
“No 68. Copy of a Letter signed “Anglo Americanus,” to the East India Company, dated Boston, 17th December 1773.
“No 69. Copy of a Note from the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the East India Company to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated 26th January 1774, received the same Day.
“No 70. Copy of a Note from the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the East India Company to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated 26th January 1774, received 27th, enclosing,
“No 71. Copy of a Letter to the Delaware Pilots and to Captain Ayres, dated Philadelphia, 27th November 1773.
“No 72. Declaration of Messrs. James and Drinker, Agents for the East India Company at Philadelphia.
“No 73. Postscript to the Pensylvania Gazette of 24th December 1773.
“No 74. Copy of a Letter from Messrs. James and Drinker to the Directors of the East India Company, dated Philadelphia 28th December 1773.
“No 75. Copy of a Letter from Messrs. Thomes and Isaac Wharton, Jonathan Browne, and Gilbert Barkley, to the East India Company, dated Philadelphia, 28th December 1773.
“No 76. Copy of a Note from the Chairman of the East India Company to the Earl of Dartmouth, received 3d February 1774.
“No 77. Copy of a Letter from Thomas and Elisha Hutchinson, Richard Clarke and Sons, and Benjamin Faneuil, to the Directors of the East India Company, dated 2d December 1773.
“No 78. Copy of a Letter from Do to Do, dated 17th December 1773.
“No 79. Copies of Two Letters from Messrs. Smith, Leger, and Greenwood, to the Secretary of the East India Company, dated the 4th and 18th December 1773.
“No 80. Copy of a Note from the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the East India Company to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated 9th February 1774, received 10th, enclosing,
“No 81. Copy of a Letter from Henry White, Abraham Lott, and Company, and Pigou and Booth, to the Directors of the East India Company, dated New York, 27th December 1773.
“No 82. Copy of a Letter from Henry White and others, to Captain Benjamin Lockyer of the Ship Nancy, dated New York; 27th December 1773.
“No 83. Copy of a Note, from the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the East India Company to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated 15th February 1774, received 16th, enclosing,
“No 84. Questions proposed by Francis Rotch an Owner, and James Hall Master, of the Ship Dartmouth, with the Answers of the Consignees:
“No 85. Questions proposed by James Bruce, Master of the Ship Eleanor with the Answers of the Consignees.
“No 86. Copy of a Letter from Mr. Rotch, Owner of the Ship Dartmouth, to Richard Clarke and Sons, &c. dated Boston 6th January 1774.
“No 87. Copy of a Letter from Richard Clarke and Sons, and Benjamin Faneuil junior, to the Directors of the East India Company; dated Castle William, January 7th, 1774.
“No 88. Copy of a Letter from Richard Clarke and Sons, and Benjamin Faneuil junior, to the Directors of the East India Company, dated January 7th, 1774.
“No 89. Copy of a Letter from Mr. Michell, Secretary of the East India Company, to John Pownall Esquire, dated 16th February 1774, received 17th, enclosing,
“No 90. Copy of Memorial of the East India Company to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated 16th February 1774.

Treasury.
“No 91. Copy of a Letter from Grey Cooper Esquire, Secretary of the Treasury, to John Pownall Esquire, dated 7th March 1774, enclosing,
“No 92. Copy of a Letter from Mr. Mather, (acting as Secretary to the Commissioners of the Customs in America), dated 7th October 1773, to John Robinson Esquire, Secretary to the Lords of the Treasury, received 14th February 1774.
“No 93. Copy of a Letter front the Commissioners of the Customs in America to the Lords of the Treasury, dated Boston, 4th January 1774, received 14th February, enclosing,
“No 94. Copy of a Letter from the Collector and Comptroller of the Customs at Boston to the Commissioners of the Customs there, dated 17th December 1773.
“No 95. Copy of a Letter from Do to Do, dated 23d December 1773.
“No 96. Copy of a Letter from Do to Do dated 31st December 1773.
“No 97. Copy of Protest of James Bruce, James Bruce junior, and John Finney.
“No 98. Do of Hezekiah Coffin and others.
“No 99. Do of Francis Rotch and others.
“No 100. Deposition of Samuel Hunt and others.
“No 101. Do of Thomas Rick and others.
“No 102. Do of William Elliot and others.
“No 103. Do of Alexander Hodgson.
“No 104. Do of James Bruce and others.
“No 105. Report of Arthur Savage.
“No 106. Do of Robert Parker.
“No 107. Memorial of Francis Rotch.
“No 108. Do of James Bruce.
“No 109. Do of Hezekiah Coffin.

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

Address of Thanks on His Majesty’s Message.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to Address of His Majesty, “To return His Majesty the Thanks of this House for His Majesty’s Gracious Message, and for the Communication His Majesty hath been graciously pleased to make to this House of several Papers relative to the present State of some of His Majesty’s Colonies in North America.

“To assure His Majesty that this House, truly sensible that the Peace and good Government of the Colonies, and the preventing any Obstructions there to the Commerce of this Kingdom, are Objects of their most serious Attention, will enter upon the Consideration of these Papers with an earnest Desire to make such Provisions as, upon mature Deliberation, shall appear necessary and expedient for securing the just Dependence of the said Colonies upon the Crown and Parliament of Great Britain; and for enforcing a due Obedience to the Laws of this Kingdom throughout all His Majesty’s Dominions.”

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

Ordered, That the Papers delivered this Day by the Earl of Dartmouth, (by His Majesty’s Command), together with His Majesty’s most Gracious Message, be taken into Consideration on Thursday Sevennight; and that the Lords be summoned.

Dean of Sarum and Palmer, Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Reverend Thomas Greene Doctor in Divinity, Dean of Sarum, and Robert Palmer Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to subject and charge the Rectory and Parsonage Impropriate of Suning, otherwise Sonynge, in the Counties of Berks and Oxon, and the Manor, Lands, Tithes, and Hereditaments, thereunto belonging, with the Payment of Two several perpetual yearly Rent Charges, or annual Payments, to Doctor Thomas Greene and his Successors; and for divesting the Fee-Simple and Inheritance of the said Premises out of him and his Successors; and for vesting the same, so charged, in Robert Palmer Esquire, his Heirs and Assigns.”

Tottington Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Half Year Lands, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Lammas Meadows, Commons, Commonable Lands, Heaths, and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Tottington, in the County of Norfolk;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Turnpike Roads, Act to amend, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to repeal a Clause in an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the general Laws “Now in being for regulating the Turnpike Roads in that Part of Great Britain called England, and for other Purposes;” which regulates the Width of the Wheels, and the Length of Carriages liable to be weighed; and for indemnifying Persons who have offended against the said Clause;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on Carre’s Appeal.

The House being moved, “That John Spottiswoode of Northumberland Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Carre of Caverse, Esquire, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he living in Scotland:”

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

Adjourn.

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

Die Martis, 8o Martii 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Audley.
Epus. Londin. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Eliens. Ds. Paget.
Epus. Wigorn. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Grafton, C. P. S. Ds. Craven.
Epus. Lincoln. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Oxon. Dux Richmond. Ds. Boyle.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Beaufort. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Asaphen. Dux Bolton. Ds. Romney.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Devonshire. Ds. Monson.
Epus. Landaven. Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Montfort.
Epus. Petriburg. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Portland. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Dux Manchester. Ds. Bruce.
Dux Chandos. Ds. Ravensworth.
Dux Northumberland. Ds. Archer.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus. Ds. Vere.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Pembroke. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Exeter. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Peterborough. Ds. Sondes.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Grosvenor.
Comes Carlisle. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Doncaster. Ds. Boston.
Comes Abingdon. Ds. Pelham.
Comes Rochford. Ds. Milton.
Comes Coventry. Ds. Beaulieu.
Comes Cholmondeley. Ds. Camden.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Digby.
Comes March. Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Stair.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Temple.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes De Lawarr.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

His Majesty’s Answer to Address of Yesterday reported.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, “That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) waited on His Majesty with their Lordships Address of Yesterday; and that His Majesty was pleased to receive the same very graciously.”

Tottington Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Half Year Lands, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Lammas Meadows, Commons, Commonable Lands, Heaths, and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Tottington, in the County of Norfolk.”

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

Ld. President. L. Abp. Canterbury. L. Audley.
Ld. Privy Seal. L. Willoughby Br.
D. Richmond. L. Bp. London. L. Paget.
D. Beaufort. L. Bp. Ely. L. Clifton.
D. Bolton. L. Bp. Worcester. L. Craven.
D. Devonshire. L. Bp. Chichester. L. Cathcart.
D. Ancaster. L. Bp. Lincoln. L. Boyle.
D. Portland. L. Bp. Oxford. L. Trevor.
D. Manchester. L. Bp. St. Davids. L. Romney.
D. Chandos. L. Bp. St. Asaph. L. Monson.
D. Northumberland. L. Bp. Carlisle. L. Montford.
L. Bp. Landaff. L. Edgecumbe.
M. Rockingham. L. Bp. Peterborough. L. Sandys.
L. Bruce.
Ld. Steward. L. Bp. Chester. L. Ravensworth.
Ld. Chamberlain. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Archer.
E. Pembroke. L. Ponsonby.
E. Suffolk. L. Vere.
E. Exeter. L. Hyde.
E. Peterborough. L. Walpole.
E. Sandwich. L. Mansfield.
E. Carlisle. L. Lyttelton.
E. Doncaster. L. Sondes.
E. Abingdon. L. Grosvenor.
E. Rochford. L. Scarsdale.
E. Coventry. L. Boston.
E. Cholmondeley. L. Pelham.
E. Abercorn. L. Milton.
E. March. L. Beaulieu.
E. Marchmont. L. Camden.
E. Stair. L. Digby.
E. Rosebery. L. Sundridge.
E. Strafford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Bristol.
E. Sussex.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Effingham.
E. Bucks.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Temple.
E. Cornwallis.
E. De Lawarr.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Hillsborough.
V. Hereford.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Torrington.
V. Dudley & Ward.

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

Staunton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Lot Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Staunton, in the County of Gloucester.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

West Retford Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Arable Fields, Meadows, and Stinted Common Pastures, in the Parish of West Retford, in the County of Nottingham.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Salted Provisions, Importation of, from Ireland and America, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue for a further Time an Act, made in the Eighth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act to continue and amend an Act, made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for Importation of Salted Beef, Pork, Bacon, and Butter, from Ireland, for a limited Time;” and for allowing the Importation of Salted Beef, Pork, Bacon, and Butter, from the British Dominions in America, for a limited Time.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Gum Senegal, reducing the Duty on the Exportation of, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for reducing the Duty payable upon the Exportation of Gum Senegal, granted by an Act, made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, (intituled, “An Act for laying certain Duties upon Gum Senegal and Gum Arabic, imported into or exported from Great Britain, and for confining the Exportation of Gum Senegal from Africa to Great Britain only).”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Biscuit and Pease, Exportation of, to Newfoundland, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to allow the Exportation of a limited Quantity of Biscuit and Pease to the Island of Newfoundland, for the Benefit of the British Fishery there.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Heatley’s Divorce Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Richard Heatley with Arrabella Dawson his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

L Archer, for Leave to present a Petition for a Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Andrew Lord Archer; setting forth, “That the Petitioner intended to prefer a Petition to their Lordships for a Private Bill, but for want of proper Deeds and Papers being brought to Town in Time, he hath been unavoidably prevented from getting his Petition prepared within the Time limited by their Lordships Order for receiving Petitions for Private Bills;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “That he may be at Liberty to present his said Petition notwithstanding the Time limited by their Lordships Order for receiving them is elapsed:”

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to present his said Petition, as desired.

Petition referred to Judges.

Whereupon, Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable Andrew Lord Archer, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Baron Perrott, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands; and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Gum Senegal, reducing the Duty on the Exportation of, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for reducing the Duty payable upon the Exportation of Gum Senegal, granted by an Act, made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, (intituled, “An Act for laying certain Duties upon Gum Senegal and Gum Arabic, imported into or exported from Great Britain, and for confining the Exportation of Gum Senegal from Africa to Great Britain only).”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Salted Provisions, Importation of from Ireland and America, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue for a further Time an Act, made in the Eighth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act to continue and amend an Act, made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for Importation of Salted Beef, Pork, Bacon, and Butter, from Ireland, for a limited Time;” and for allowing the Importation of Salted Beef, Pork, Bacon, and Butter, from the British Dominions in America, for a limited Time.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Biscuit and Pease, Exportation of, to Newfoundland, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to allow the Exportation of a limited Quantity of Biscuit and Pease to the Island of Newfoundland, for the Benefit of the British Fishery there.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Rafael against Verelst, Petition for a Bye Day.

Upon reading the Petition of Harry Verelst Esquire, Respondent in a Cause depending in this House, to which Johannes Padre Rafael is Appellant; setting forth, “That this Cause was only set down for hearing on the 28th of February last; that since the same was set down, several Causes, that stood in course before it, have been withdrawn or adjourned, whereby this Cause will be brought forward for hearing sooner than the Petitioner expected, by which Means he cannot, with the utmost Diligence and Dispatch, be ready for hearing by the Time the same may come on in the ordinary Course;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “That the Hearing of this Cause may be put off to Thursday the 21st Day of April next, or such other Bye Day as to their Lordships shall seem meet; the Agent for the said Appellant having signed the said Petition, as consenting thereto:”

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of this Cause be put off to Thursday the 21st Day of April next, as desired.

Cojamaul against Verelst, Petition for a Bye Day.

Upon reading the Petition of Harry Verelst Esquire, Respondent in a Cause depending in this House, to which Gregore Cojamaul is Appellant; setting forth, “That this Cause was only set down for hearing on the 28th of February last; that since the same was set down, several Causes, that stood in course before it, have been withdrawn or adjourned, whereby this Cause will be brought forward for hearing sooner than the Petitioner expected, by which Means he cannot, with the utmost Diligence and Dispatch, be ready for hearing by the Time the same may come on in the ordinary Course;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “That the Hearing of this Cause may be put off till Tuesday the 19th Day of April next, or such other Bye Day as to their Lordships shall seem meet; the Agent for the said Appellant having signed the said Petition, as consenting thereto:”

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of this Cause be put off to Tuesday the 19th Day of April next, as desired.

General Turnpike Act to amend, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to repeal a Clause in an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the General Laws now in being for regulating the Turnpike Roads in that Part of Great Britain called England, and for other Purposes,” which regulates the Width of the Wheels, and the Length of Carriages liable to be weighed; and for indemnifying Persons who have offended against the said Clause.”

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 To-morrow.

Greene’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to subject and charge the Rectory and Parsonage Impropriate of Suning, otherwise Sonynge, in the Counties of Berks and Oxon, and the Manor, Lands, Tythes, and Hereditaments thereunto belonging, with the Payment of Two several perpetual Yearly Rent Charges or Annual Payments to Doctor Thomas Greene and his Successors; and for divesting the Fee-Simple and Inheritance of the said Premises out of him and his Successors and for vesting the same, so charged, in Robert Palmer Esquire, his Heirs and Assigns.”

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday the 23d Day of this instant March, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Controverted Elections, regulating the Trials of, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for making perpetual Two Acts, passed in the Tenth and Eleventh Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, “for regulating the Trials of controverted Elections, or Returns of Members to serve in Parliament;” and for the Lords to be summoned:

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

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

Moved, “That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on this Day Four Months.”

Which being objected to:

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon:

It was resolved in the Negative.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow.

Dillon against Dillon.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Luke Dillon, of the City of Dublin, Esquire, is Appellant, and Jane Dillon Spinster is Respondent, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Monday next.

Adjourn.

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

Die Mercurii, 9o Martii 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Paget.
Epus. Cicestrien. Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Chandos. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. March. Rockingham. Ds. Monson.
Ds. Hyde.
Comes Exeter. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Peterborough. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Plymouth. Ds. Sondes.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Marchmont. Ds. Boston.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Temple.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Say & Sele.

PRAYERS.

March and Wimblington Drainage Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for amending and rendering more effectual an Act, made in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, (intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands, Low Grounds, and Commons, in the Townships or Hamlets of March and Wimblington, and in the Parish of Upwell in the Isle of Ely, and County of Cambridge,”) so far as the same relates to the several Fen Lands and Low Grounds lying in the Sixth District, in the said Act described,” 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.”

Tottington Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Half Year Lands, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Lammas Meadows, Commons, Commonable Lands, Heaths, and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Tottington, in the County of Norfolk,” was committed.

Bills passed by Commission.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, “That His Majesty had been pleased to issue a Commission to several Lords therein named, for declaring His Royal Assent to several Acts agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament.”

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

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

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

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

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

GEORGE R.
“George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our Trusty and Well-beloved the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs, of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting: Whereas, We have seen and perfectly understood divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue; (that is to say), “An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty’s Marine Forces while on Shore” “An Act to allow the Exportation of Corn, Grain, and other Articles to His Majesty’s Sugar Colonies in America; and to extend the Provisions of an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, (intituled, “An Act to regulate the Importation and Exportation of Corn,)” allowing the Exportation of Wheat, Meal, Flour, Rye, Barley, or Malt, to the Islands of Guernsey and Jersey, to Bread, Biscuit, and Pease; and to allow the Exportation of all the said Articles to the Island of Alderney.” “An Act for further continuing Two Acts, made in the Sixth and Ninth Years of His Majesty’s Reign, “for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters in His Majesty’s Dominions in America.” “An Act to continue for a further Time an Act, made in the Eighth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act to continue and amend an Act, made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for Importation of Salted Beef, Pork, Bacon, and Butter, from Ireland, for a limited Time;” and for allowing the Importation of Salted Beef, Pork, Bacon, and Butter, from the British Dominions in America, for a limited Time.” “An Act to allow the Exportation of a limited Quantity of Biscuit and Pease to the Island of Newfoundland, for the Benefit of the British Fishery there.” “An Act for reducing the Duty payable upon the Exportation of Gum Senegal, granted by an Act, made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, (intituled, “An Act for laying certain Duties upon Gum Senegal and Gum Arabic, imported into or exported from Great Britain; and for confining the Exportation of Gum Senegal from Africa to Great Britain only).” “An, Act for vesting a Piece of Waste Ground within, and Parcel of, the Manor of Clapham, in the County of Surry, in Trustees; and for enabling them to build a new Parish Church thereon.” “An Act for better paving, cleansing, and lighting, the Streets, Lanes, and publick Passages, in the Town of Cardiff and Liberties thereof, in the County of Glamorgan; and for removing and preventing Nuisances and An” Novances therein.” “An Act to explain and amend Two Acts, made m the Tenth and Twelfth Years of His present Majesty’s Reign, “for paving, lighting, and watching, the Town of Plymouth, in the County of Devon; and for regulating the Carmen and Porters within the said Town.” “An Act for enabling Sir John Ramsden Baronet, to make and maintain a Navigable Canal from the River Colder (between a Bridge called Cooper’s Bridge, and the Mouth of the River Colne) to The King’s Mill, near the Town of Huddersfield, in the West Riding of the County of York.” “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of His late Majesty, “for repairing and widening the High Road from Wetherby to Grassington, in the County of York.” “An Act to continue, amend, and render more effectual, an Act, made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, “for repairing the Road from the Turnpike at Tunbridge Wells, in the County of Kent, to Ringles Cross, near Uckfield, in the County of Sussex.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Common Pastures, and other un-enclosed Grounds, within the Manor and Township of Swinton, in the Parish of Appleton in the Street, in the “North Riding of the County of York.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Commonable Fields, within the Parish of Duddington, in the County of Northampton.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Wastes and Common Grounds, within the Township and Liberty of Ibstock, in the County of Leicester.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Meadows, Commons, and Waste Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Severn Stoke, in the County of Worcester.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Downs, within the Parish of Abbots Ann, in the County of Southampton.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Common Fields, Grounds, and Pastures, within the Parish of Owmby, in the County of Lincoln.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Field Land or Stinted Pasture, Common and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Butterton, in the Parish of Mayfield, in the County of Stafford.” An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Lot Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Staunton, in the County of Gloucester.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Arable Fields, Meadows, and Stinted Common Pastures, in the Parish of West Retford, in the County of Nottingham.” “An Act to enable Thomas Purnell Jones Esquire, and his Issue, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Purnell.” “An Act for naturalizing Samuel Rapillard and Abraham Delapierre.” “An Act for naturalizing Louis de Saumaise.” “An Act for naturalizing Peter Van Yzendoorn.” “An Act for naturalizing Theodore George Gleichman.” “An Act for naturalizing George Christopher Degen.” And albeit, the said Acts by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts: And forasmuch as for divers Causes and Considerations, We can not conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same, and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; Willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence, and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force, and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly in the presence of you all assented to the same: And we do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern; commanding also by these Presents Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Henry Lord Apsley, Our Chancellor of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; and also commanding the most Reverend Father in God, Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Frederick Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Granville Earl Gower, President of Our Council; Our Right Trusty and Right Entirely-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Thomas Duke of Leeds, John Duke of Rutland, Peregrine Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, Great Chamberlain of England; Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, William Earl Talbot, Steward of Our Household; Francis Seymour Earl of Hertford, Chamberlain of Our Household; Henry Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; John Earl of Sandwich, First Commissioner of Our Admiralty; Robert Earl of Holdernesse, William Henry Earl of Rochford, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; Hugh Earl of Marchmont, William Earl of Dartmouth, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; George William Earl of Bristol, Wills Hill Earl of Hillsborough, George Viscount Townshend, Thomas Viscount Weymouth, and Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor William Lord Mansfield, Our Chief Justice appointed to hold Pleas before Us, or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent, in Our Absence in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts, with such Terms and Words in Our Name as is requisite and hath been accustomed for the same, and also to enroll these Our Letters Patent and the said Acts in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf; and finally, We do declare and will that, After this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament and Laws, to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing or Things, to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.
“Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Ninth Day of March in the Fourteenth Year of Our Reign.
By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.
“Yorke.

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

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

“1. An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty’s Marine Forces while on Shore.”

“2. An Act to allow the Exportation of Corn, Grain, and other Articles, to His Majesty’s Sugar Colonies in America; and to extend the Provisions of an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, (intituled, “An Act to regulate the importation and Exportation of Corn,”) allowing the Exportation of Wheat, Meal, Flour, Rye, Barley, or Malt, to the Islands of Guernsey and Jersey, to Bread, Biscuit, and Pease; and to allow the Exportation of all the said Articles to the Island of Alderney.”

“3. An Act for further continuing Two Acts, made in the Sixth and Ninth Years of His Majesty’s Reign, “for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters, in His Majesty’s Dominions in America.”

“4. An Act to continue for a further Time an Act, made in the Eighth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act to continue and amend an Act, made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for Importation of Salted Beef, Pork, Bacon, and Butter, from Ireland, for a limited Time; and for allowing the Importation of Salted Beef, Pork, Bacon, and Butter, from the British Dominions in America, for a limited Time.”

“5. An Act to allow the Exportation of a limited Quantity of Biscuit and Pease to the Island of Newfoundland, for the Benefit of the British Fishery there.”

“6. An Act for reducing the Duty payable upon the Exportation of Gum Senegal, granted by an Act, made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, (intituled, “An Act for laying certain Duties upon Gum Senegal and Gum Arabic, imported into or exported from Great Britain, and for confining the Exportation of Gum Senegal from Africa to Great Britain only).”

“7. An Act for vesting a Piece of Waste Ground within, and Parcel of, the Manor of Clapham, in the County of Surry, in Trustees, and for enabling them to build a new Parish Church thereon.”

“8. An Act for better paving, cleansing, and lighting, the Streets, Lanes, and Publick Passages, in the Town of Cardiff, and Liberties thereof, in the County of Glamorgan, and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein.”

“9. An Act to explain and amend Two Acts, made in the Tenth and Twelfth Years of His present Majesty’s Reign, “for paving, lighting, and watching, the Town of Plymouth, in the County of Devon; and for regulating the Carmen and Porters within the said Town.”

“10. An Act for enabling Sir John Ramsden Baronet, to make and maintain a navigable Canal, from the River Colder (between a Bridge called Cooper’s Bridge and the Mouth of the River Colne) to The King’s Mill, near the Town of Huddersfield, in the West Riding of the County of York.”

“11. An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of His late Majesty, “for repairing and widening the High Road from Wetherby to Grassington, in the County of York.”

“12. An Act to continue, amend, and render more effectual, an Act, made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, “for repairing the Road from the Turnpike at Tunbridge Wells, in the County of Kent, to Ringles Cross, near Uckfield, in the County of Sussex.”

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

Le Roy le veult.”

“13. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Common Pastures, and other unenclosed Grounds, within the Manor and Township of Swinton, in the Parish of Appleton in the Street, in the North Riding of the County of York.”

“14. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Commonable Fields, within the Parish of Duddington, in the County of Northampton.”

“15. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Wastes and Common Grounds, within the Township and Liberty of Ibstock, in the County of Leicester.”

“16. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Meadows, Commons, and Waste Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Severn Stoke, in the County of Worcester.”

“17. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Downs, within the Parish of Abbots Ann, in the County of Southampton.”

“18. An Act for dividing and enclosing several Common Fields, Grounds, and Pastures, within the Parish of Owmby, in the County of Lincoln.”

“19. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Field Land or Stinted Pasture, Common and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Butterton, in the Parish of Mayfield, in the County of Stafford.”

“20. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Lot Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Staunton, in the County of Gloucester.”

“21. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Arable Fields, Meadows, and Stinted Common Pastures, in the Parish of West Retford, in the County of Nottingham.”

“22. An Act to enable Thomas Purnell Jones Esquire, and his Issue, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Purnell.”

“23. An Act for naturalizing Samuel Rapillard and Abraham Delapierre.”

“24. An Act for naturalizing Louis de Saumaise.”

“25. An Act for naturalizing Peter Van Yzendoorn.”

“26. An Act for naturalizing Theodore George Gleichman.”

“27. An Act for naturalizing George Christopher Degen.”

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

Soit fait comme il est desire.”

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Controverted Elections, regulating the Trials of, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for making perpetual Two Acts, passed in the Tenth and Eleventh Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, “for regulating the Trials of Controverted Elections, or Returns of Members to serve in Parliament.”

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time on Friday next.

General Turnpike Act, to amend, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to repeal a Clause in an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the General Laws now in being for regulating the Turnpike Roads in that Part of Great Britain called England, and for other Purposes,” which regulates the Width of the Wheels, and the Length of Carriages liable to be weighed; and for indemnifying Persons who have offended against the said Clause.”

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Manchester to Rochdale, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-eighth Year of His late Majesty, “for repairing and widening the Roads from the Town of Manchester to the Town of Rochdale, and from a Place called The White Smithy, in the Township of Crumpsal, to the Town of Bury, and from a Place called Besses of the Barn to Ratcliffe Bridge, in the County Palatine of Lancaster;” and for empowering the Trustees under the said Act to repair a Lane called Sheepfoot Lane, in the said County;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Asheton to take the Name of Smith, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Thomas Assheton Esquire, and his Sons, and the Heirs Male of their Bodies, to take and use the Surname of Smith, pursuant to the Will of William Smith Esquire, deceased;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Adjourn.

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