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

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Die Mercurii, 1o Junii 1774.
Beckford against March Douglas et al. against Grant: Interlocutors affirmed. Scotland, forfeited Estates in, Bill. Longitude Bill. American Rice Bill: Hops, buying and selling of, Bill. Rawmarsh Enclosure Bill. Messages to H C that the Lords have agreed to the Five preceding Bills. Balmbrough, &c Division and Exchanges of Lands in, Bill. Beverley, &c. Road Bill. Wedmore Moor, &c. Enclosure Bill. Cotton, &c. Manufactures Utensils Bill. Exchequer Loans Bill. Sir Joseph Jekyll’s Legacy Bill. Westminster Watch Bill. Sail Cloth, to continue Laws relating thereto, Bill. Act for reducing the Rate of Interest, to explain, Bill. Foxteth Park new Church Bill. Lewisham Church, Bill. D Gordon et al against Ross et al.: Appeal withdrawn. Sir Roderick Mackenzie against Ross et al.: Appeal withdrawn. Cameron against Ross et al.: Appeal withdrawn. Peter Gordon against Ross et al. Appeal withdrawn. Charteris against Ross et al.: Appeal withdrawn. Barclay against Rose et al. Appeal withdrawn. Charles Gordon against Ross et al.: Appeal withdrawn. John Gordon against Ross et al.: Appeal withdrawn. Coming against Ross et al. Appeal withdrawn. Newcastle Town Moor, &c. for confirming Rights to the Herbage of, Bill. Sir Edward Swinburne’s Estate Bill. Message from H. C. to return Lange’s Nat. Bill. Thames Navigation Bill. Great Raisins Bill. Distillers, &c. Bill. Buildings and party Walls in London, &c. Regulation of, &c. Bill. Cotton Manufacture Bill. Sir Joseph Jekyll’s Legacy Bill; King’s Consent signified to it. Adjourn Die Jovis, 2o Junii 1774.
Martyn against Allen in Error. Beverley, &c. Road Bill. Aire and Calder Navigation Bill. Balmbrough, &c. Division and Exchanges of Lands in, Bill. Wedmore Moor, &c. Enclosure Bill. Distillers, &c. Bill. Great Raisins Bill. Newcastle Town Moor, &c. for confirming Rights to the Herbage of, Bill. Cotton Manufacture Bill. Thames Navigation Bill. Buildings and party Walls in London, &c. Regulation of, &c. Bill. Graffham Enclosure Bill. Hellidon Enclosure Bill. Hollowell Enclosure Bill. Foxteth Park new Church Bill: Lewisham Church, Bill: Message to H C that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills. Cotton, &c. Manufactures, Utensils, Bill. Sir Joseph Jekyll’s Legacy Bill Exchequer Loans Bill. Westminster Watch Bill. Fitz Edward against Ryves; Pleadings proved. Bills passed by Commission. Copy-right of printed Books, to vest in the Purchases, Bill. Beckford against March. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 3o Junii 1774.
Writs of Error: Powell against Sharwood. Plaistow against Bowyear. Shaw sen against Chandlers: Wallace against Bryan: Plaistow against Masters. Shaw Jan. against Chand less: Court against Rowlatts. D. Roxburgh et al against E Home et al. E Home et al. against Lillie et al. Hellidon Enclosure Bill. Hollowell Enclosure Bill. Newcastle Town Moor, &c. for confirming Right to the Herbage of, Bill. Cotton, &c. Manufactures Utensils, Bill: Aire and Calder Navigation Bill. Sir Joseph Jekyll’s Legacy Bill: Exchequer Loans Bill: Wedmore Moor, &c. Enclosure Bill. Beverley, &c. Road Bill: Balmbrough, &c. Division and Exchanges of Land, in, Bill: Westminster Watch Bill: Messages to H C. that the Lords have agreed to the Eight preceding Bills. Cotton Manufacture Bill. Sail Cloth, to continue Laws relating there to, Bill. Distillers Bill. Great Raisins Bill. Act for reducing the Rate of Interest, to explain, Bill. Rolls of Parliament, and Journals, Order for the Delivery of. Weighing Engines Payment of Rolls at, &c. Bill. Message from H. C. to return the Bill for Dickerdine to take the Name of Rice Fellowe. Scotch Elections, Act to amend, Bill. Message from H. C. to return Barbor’s Bill. Cattle, driving of, in London, &c. Bill. Message from H. C. to return Carftair’s Bill. Adjourn. Die Lunæ, 6o Junii 1774.
D. Roxburgh et al. against E. Home et al.: Interlocutors reversed. E Home et al. against Lillie et al.: Interlocutors affirmed. Borthwick Claim of Peerage. Message from H. C. to return Smiths Bill. Toder et Ux. against Sansam et al. Cotton Manufacture Bill: Great Raisins Bill: Newcastle upon Tyne Moor, &c for confirming Rights to the Herbage of, Bill: Distillers Bill: Act for reducing the Rate of Interest, to explain, Bill: Hollowell Enclosure Bill: Hellidon Enclosure Bill: Messages to H C. that the Lords have agreed to the Seven preceding Bills. Scotch Elections, Act to amend, Bill. Weighing Engines, Payment of rolls at, &c. Bill. L Archer Leave for a Bill. Bill read. Buildings and Party Walls in London, &c. Regulation of, &c. Bill. Thames Navigation Bill. Cattle, driving of, in London, &c. Bill. Westminster Paving, &c. Bill. Boyd against Steel. Message from H C to return D. De. vonshire’s Estate Bill. Insolvent Debtors Bill. Adjourn. Die Martis, 7o Junii 1774.
Causes put off. Graffham Enclosure Bill. Sir Edward Swinburne’s Estate Bill. Motion for shortening the Committee on it. Weighing Engines, Payment of Tolls at, &c. Bill. Scotch Election, Act to amend, Bill. Cattle, driving of, in London, &c. Bill. Message, from H. C. to return Sterne’s Bill; and Popham’s Divorce Bill; and L Chedworth’s Estate Bill; and Baker’s Bill; and the Bill to Prevent Inconveniencies By Bills of Naturalization. Westminster Paving, &c. Bill. Adjourn. Die Mecurii, 8o Junii 1774.
Griffiths against Martin, in Error. Farrell against Crosbie; Hearing put of till next Session. Sir Edward Swinburne’s Estate Bill; Committee shortened. Cattle, driving of, in London, &c. Bill: Sail Cloth, to continue Laws relations thereto Bill: Buildings and Party Walls in London, &c. Regulation of, &c. Bill: Thames Navigation Bill: Graffham Enclosure Bill: Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Five preceding Bills. Weighing Engines, Payment of Tolls at, &c. Bill. Scotch Elections Act to amend, Bill. Insolvent Debtors Bill: Adjourn. Die Jovis, 9o Junii 1774.
Sir Edward Swinburne’s Estate Bill. Scotch Elections, Act to amend, Bill. Weighing Engines, Payment of Tolls at, &c. Bill: Sir Edward Swinburne’s Estate Bill: Messages to H. C that the Lord have agreed to the Three preceding Bills. Peers Pedigree, reported. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 10o Junii 1774.
Chaplin against Bree. Darley against Langworthy: Judgement. Farrell against Crosbie Petition of respondent to restore his Cause in Lift of Causes. Sutherland against Countess Sutherland et al.: Appeal with drawn. Laleham Enclosure Bill. Lottery Bill. Expiring Laws Bill. Quebec, to establish a Fund for the Civil Government of, Bill. Messages from H C to return Colebrooke’s Bill; and Baliol College Bill. Adjourn.

Die Mercurii, 1o Junii 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Petriburg. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Camden.
Dux Portland.
Dux Northumberland.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Northington.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Irwin.

PRAYERS.

Beckford against March

The Answer of Elizabeth March Spinster, to the Appeal of John Beckford Esquire, was this Day brought in.

Douglas et al. against Grant:

After hearing Council, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Messieurs Douglas, Heron, and Company, Bankers in Ayr, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 15th of July 1773, and also of Two Interlocutors of the Lords or Session there of the 24th of February and 11th of March 1774.; 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 Mr. Baron Grant, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors affirmed.

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

Scotland, forfeited Estates in, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to alter and amend an Act, passed in the Twenty fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, (intituled, “An Act for annexing certain forfeited Estates in Scotland to the Crown unalienably; and for making Satisfaction to the lawful Creditors thereupon, and to establish a Method of managing the same, and applying the Rents and Profits thereof for the better civilizing and improving the Highlands of Scotland, and preventing Disorders there for the future,” ) so far as the same relates to the granting Leases of the said Estates.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Longitude Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa intituled, “An Act for the Repeal of all former Acts concerning the Longitude at Sea, except so much thereof as relates to the Appointment and Authority of the Commissioners thereby constituted; and also such Clauses as relate to the constructing, printing, publishing, vending, and licensing of Nautical Almanacks, and other useful Tables; and for the more effectual Encouragement and Reward of such Person and Persons as shall discover a Method for finding the same, or shall make useful Discoveries in Navigation, and for the better making Experiments relating thereto.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

American Rice Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue the several Laws therein mentioned for granting Liberty to carry Rice from His Majesty’s Provinces of Carolina and Georgia, in America; directly to any Part of Europe, Southward of Cape Finisterre; for granting the like Liberty to export Rice from South Carolina and Georgia directly to any Part of America, to the Southward of the said Provinces; for granting the like Liberty in the Exportation of Rice from East and West Florida, and from any Part of America Southward of South Carolina and Georgia.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hops, buying and selling of, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to prevent. Frauds in the Buying and Selling of Hops.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Rawmarsh Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Ings, Mesne Enclosures, Commons, or Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Rawmarsh, in the West Riding of the County of York.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Balmbrough, &c Division and Exchanges of Lands in, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for confirming and establishing the Division, Extinction of Right of Intercommon and Exchanges of certain Lands in Balmbrough, Shoeston, and Sunderland, in the County of Northumberland, made between the several Persons interested therein; and for appointing Arbitrators to settle the Claims of the respective Lords of the Manors of Hexham and Blanchland, in the said County, to a Tract of disputed Ground lying contiguous to the said Manors.”

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

Ld. President. L. Bp. Peterborough. L. Edgecumbe.
D. Portland. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Sandys.
D. Northumberland. L. Boston.
L. Camden.
E. Suffolk.
E. Abercorn.
E. Oxford.
E. Northington.
V. Montague.
V. Irwin.

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.

Beverley, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Ninth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Beverley to the Ferry at Hessle, and from the Malton Guide Post to the Gravel Pit at Cottingham, in the County of York; and for repairing and widening other Roads therein mentioned.”

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.

Wedmore Moor, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons or Wastes called or known by the Names of Wedmore Moor, Churchland Moor, Tadam and Teel Moor, and Mudgeley Moor; within the Parish of Wedmore, in the County of Somerset.”

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.

Cotton, &c. Manufactures Utensils Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to prevent the Exportation to Foreign Parts of Utensils made use of in the Cotton, Linen, Woollen, and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom.”

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.

Exchequer Loans Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for raising certain Sum of Money, by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-four.”

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

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

Sir Joseph Jekyll’s Legacy Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable His Majesty to allow the Administrator, with the Will annexed, or other the Personal Representative of Sir Joseph Jekyll Knight, deceased, to sell Ten thousand Pounds South Sea Stock, Part of a Legacy given by him to the Use of the Sinking Fund, and to receive the Dividends due thereon, as also on Ten thousand Pounds East India Stock; and for applying the same as therein is mentioned.”

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

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

Westminster Watch Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the better Regulation of the Nightly Watch and Beadles within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and Parts, adjacent; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

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

Sail Cloth, to continue Laws relating thereto, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue the several Laws therein mentioned for the better Encouragement of the making of Sail Cloth in Great Britain; and for securing the Duties upon foreign-made Sail Cloth, and charging foreign-made Sails with a Duty.”

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.

Act for reducing the Rate of Interest, to explain, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for explaining an Act, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, intituled, “An Act to reduce the Rate of Interest, without any Prejudice to Parliamentary Securities.”

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.

Foxteth Park new Church Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for establishing a new Church or Chapel erecting at Foxteth Park, in the Parish of Walton, near Liverpool, in the County Palatine of Lancaster,” was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Lewisham Church, Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for re-building the Church of the Parish of Lewisham, in the County of Kent,” was committed.

D Gordon et al against Ross et al.:

Upon reading the Petition of Alexander Duke of Gordon and others, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which George Ross Esquire and others are Respondents; setting forth, “That the Parties to this Appeal are under Terms for a Compromise of the Matters in Dispute between them;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “That they may be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal without Costs, the Agent for the Respondents having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:”

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal without Costs, as desired.

Sir Roderick Mackenzie against Ross et al.:

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Roderick Mackenzie of Scatwell, Baronet, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which George Ross, and others, are Respondents; setting forth, “That the Parties to this Appeal are under Terms for a Compromise of the Matters in Dispute between them;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “That he may be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal without Costs, the Agent for the Respondents having signed the said Petition, as consenting thereto:”

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal without Costs, as desired.

Cameron against Ross et al.:

Upon reading the Petition of Captain Charles Cameron, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House to which George Ross Esquire, and others, are Respondents; setting forth, “That the Parties to this Appeal are under Terms for a Compromise of the Matters in Dispute between them; and therefore praying their Lordships, That he may be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal without Costs, the Agent for the Respondents having signed the said Petition, as consenting thereto:”

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal without Costs, as desired.

Peter Gordon against Ross et al.

Upon reading the Petition of Peter Gordon Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which George Ross Esquire, and others, are Respondents, setting forth, “That the Parties to this Appeal are under Terms for a Compromise of the Matters in Dispute between them;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “That he may be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal without Costs, the Agent for the Respondents having signed the said Petition, as consenting thereto:”

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal without Costs, as desired.

Charteris against Ross et al.:

Upon reading the Petition of Francis Charteris Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which George Ross Esquire, and others, are Respondents; setting forth, “That the Parties to this Appeal are under Terms for a Compromise of the Matters in Dispute between them;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “That he may be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal without Costs, the Agent for the Respondents having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:”

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal without Costs, as desired.

Barclay against Rose et al.

Upon reading the Petition of Robert Barclay Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which George Ross Esquire, and others, are Respondents; setting forth, “That the Parties to this Appeal are under Terms for a Compromise of the Matters in Dispute between them;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “That he may be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal without Costs, the Agent for the Respondents having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:”

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal without Costs, as desired.

Charles Gordon against Ross et al.:

Upon reading the Petition of Charles Gordon Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which George Ross Esquire, and others, are Respondents; setting forth, “That the Parties to this Appeal are under Terms for a Compromise of the Matters in Dispute between them;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “That he may be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal without Costs, the Agent for the Respondents having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:”

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal without Costs, as desired.

John Gordon against Ross et al.:

Upon reading the Petition of John Gordon Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which George Ross, and others, are Respondents; setting forth, That the Parties to this Appeal are under Terms for a Compromise of the Matters in Dispute between them;” and therefore praying their Lordships, That he may be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal without Costs, the Agent for the Respondents having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:”

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal without Costs, as desired.

Coming against Ross et al.

Upon reading the Petition of Ensign Alexander Penrose Cuming, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which George Ross, and others, are Respondents, setting forth, “That the Parties to this Appeal are under Terms for a Compromise of the Matters in Dispute between them;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “That he may be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal without Costs, the Agent for the Respondents having signed the said Petition, as consenting thereto:”

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal without Costs, as desired.

Newcastle Town Moor, &c. for confirming Rights to the Herbage of, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, An Act for confirming to the Resident Freemen or Burgesses, and Resident Widows of deceased Freemen or Burgesses, of the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne, their full Right and Benefit to the Herbage of The Town Moor, Castle Leaves, and Nuns Moor, within the Liberties of the said Town, for Two Milch Cows each, in such Manner as has been used; and for improving the Herbage of the said Town Moor, Castle Leazes, and Nuns Moor respectively;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sir Edward Swinburne’s Estate Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Sir Edward Swinburne Baronet, to charge certain Moors and Waste Lands, within the Parishes of Edlingham and Simonburne, in the County of Northumberland, or either of them, late the Estate of Sir John Swinburne Baronet, deceased, after he shall have cultivated and improved the same in the Manner therein mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Ordered, That the Consideration of the last-mentioned Bill be, and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Baron Perrott, who are forthwith to summon ail Parties concerned therein; and after hearing them, and perusing a Copy of the Bill attested by the Clerk of the Parliaments, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands.

Message from H. C. to return Lange’s Nat. Bill.

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

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

Thames Navigation Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act more effectually to improve and complete the Navigation of the River Thames Westward of London Bridge, within the Liberties of the City of London; and to prevent any Vessel or Barge from being moored in Taplow Mill Stream, in the County of Bucks;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Great Raisins Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act, for reducing the Rates and Duties payable upon the Importation of Great Raisins;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Distillers, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to extend so much of an Act, passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to Distillers or Makers of Low Wines and Spirits from Corn, to every Kind of Distiller; and for the more effectual securing the Revenue of Excise, arising from Low Wines and Spirits; and for ascertaining the Allowance to be made to the Manufacturers of Wool and Linen, in respect of the Duties on Soap imported and used in the Woollen and Linen Manufactures;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Buildings and party Walls in London, &c. Regulation of, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the further and better Regulation of Buildings and Party Walls, and for the more effectually preventing Mischiefs by Fire, within the Cities of London and Westminster, and the Liberties thereof, and other the Parishes, Precincts, and Places, within the Weekly Bills of Mortality, the Parishes of Saint Mary-le-Bon, Paddington, Saint Pancras, and Saint Luke at Chelsea, in the County of Middlesex; and for indemnifying, under certain Conditions, Builders and other Persons against the Penalties, to which they are or may be liable, for erecting Buildings within the Limits aforesaid, contrary to Law;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Cotton Manufacture Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for ascertaining the Duty on printed, painted, stained, or died Stuffs, wholly made of Cotton, and manufactured in Great Britain; and for allowing the Use and Wear thereof under certain Regulations;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Sir Joseph Jekyll’s Legacy Bill; King’s Consent signified to it.

The Earl of Suffolk acquainted the House, “That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable His Majesty to allow the Administrator, with the Will annexed, or other the Personal Representative, of Sir Joseph Jekyll Knight, deceased, to sell Ten thousand Pounds South Sea Stock, Part of a Legacy given by him to the Use of the Sinking Fund, and to receive the Dividends due thereon, as also on Ten thousand Pounds East India Stock, and for applying the same as therein is mentioned;” was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein, as they shall think fit.”

Adjourn

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

Die Jovis, 2o Junii 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Eliens. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Lincoln. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Bruce.
Epus. Asaphen. Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Bolton. Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Litch, & Cov. Dux Ancaster. Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Dux Portland. Ds. Sondes.
Dux Northumberland. Ds. Boston.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Camden.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Leinster.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Martyn against Allen in Error.

The Lord Mansfield Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King’s Bench, in the usual Manner delivered in at the Table, a Writ of Error, wherein Charles Martyn Gentleman, is Plaintiff, and Mundeford Allen is Defendant.

Beverley, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act, to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Ninth Year of His present Majesty, “for repairing and widening the Road from Beverley to the Ferry at Hessle, and from the Malton Guide Post to the Gravel Pit at Cottingham, in the County of York; and for repairing and widening other Roads therein mentioned,” 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.”

Aire and Calder Navigation Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to amend an Act, passed in the Tenth and Eleventh Years of the Reign of King William the Third, intituled, “An Act for the making and keeping navigable the Rivers of Aire and Calder, in the County of York;” and for improving the Navigation of the said River Aire, from Weeland to the River Ouze; and for making a navigable Canal from the said River Aire, at or near Haddlesey, to the River Ouze, at the Old Brick Garth, at Ouze Gate End, within the Township of Selby, in the said County; and for other Purposes,” was committed.

Balmbrough, &c. Division and Exchanges of Lands in, Bill.

The Lord Boston also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for confirming and establishing the Division, Extinction of Right of Intercommon and Exchanges of certain Lands in Balmbrough, Shoeston, and Sunderland, in the County of Northumberland, made between the several Persons interested therein; and for appointing Arbitrators to settle the Claims of the respective Lords of the Manors of Hexham and Blanchland, in the said County, to a Tract of disputed Ground lying contiguous to the said Manors,” 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.”

Wedmore Moor, &c. Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for division and enclosure the Commons or Wastes, called or known by the Names of Wedmore Moor, Churchland Moor, Tadam and Yeel Moor, and Mudgeley Moor, within the Parish of Wedmore, in the County of Somerset,” was committed.

Distillers, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to extend so much of an Act, passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to Distillers or Makers of Low Wines and Spirits from Corn, to every Kind of Distiller; and for the more effectual securing the Revenue of Excise arising from Low Wines and Spirits; and for ascertaining the Allowance to be made to the Manufacturers of Wool and Linen, in respect of the Duties on Soap imported and used in the Woollen and Linen Manufactures.”

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.

Great Raisins Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act: for reducing the Rates and Duties payable upon the Importation of Great Raisins.”

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.

Newcastle Town Moor, &c. for confirming Rights to the Herbage of, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for confirming to the Resident Freemen or Burgesses, and Resident Widows of deceased Freemen or Burgesses, of the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne, their full Right and Benefit to the Herbage of The Town Moor, Castle Leazes, and Nuns Moor, within the Liberties of the said Town, for Two Milch Cows each, in such Manner as has been used; and for improving the Herbage of the said Town Moor, Castle Leazes, and Nuns Moor, respectively.”

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

Ld. President. L. Abp. Canterbury. L. Willoughby Br.
D. Bolton. L. Bp. Ely. L. Sandys.
D. Ancaster. L. Bp. Lincoln. L. Bruce.
D. Portland. L. Bp. St. Asaph. L. Ravensworth.
D. Northumberland. L. Bp. Chester. L. Walpole.
M. Rockingham. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Lyttelton.
E. Denbigh. L. Sondes.
E. Sandwich. L. Boston.
E. Carlisle. L. Camden.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Jersey.
E. Abercorn.
E. Loudoun.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Kerr.
E. Effingham.
E. Bucks.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Torrington.
V. Leinster.
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.

Cotton Manufacture Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for ascertaining the Duty on printed, painted, stained, or dyed Stuffs, wholly made of Cotton, and manufactured in Great Britain; and for allowing the Use and Wear thereof, under certain Regulations.”

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.

Thames Navigation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act more effectually to improve and complete the Navigation of the River Thames, Westward of London Bridge, within the Liberties of the City of London; and to prevent any Vessel or Barge from being moored in Taplow Mill Stream, in the County of Bucks.”

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.

Buildings and party Walls in London, &c. Regulation of, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the further and better Regulation of Buildings and Party Walls; and for the more effectually preventing Mischiefs by Fire within the Cities of London and Westminster, and the Liberties thereof, and other the Parishes, Precincts, and Places, within the Weekly Bills of Mortality, the Parishes of Saint Mary-le-Bon, Paddington, Saint Pancras, and Saint Luke at Chelsea, in the County of Middlesex; and for indemnifying, under certain Conditions, Builders and other Persons, against the Penalties to which they are or may be liable, for erecting Buildings within the Limits aforesaid, contrary to Law.”

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.

Graffham Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands, and Commons, within the Manor and Township of Graffham in the County of Huntingdon.”

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.

Hellidon Enclosure Bill.

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

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

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

Hollowell Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Heath, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands, of and within the Hamlet and Liberties of Hollowell, in the Parish of Guilsborough, in the County of Northampton.”

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

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

Foxteth Park new Church Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for establishing a new Church or Chapel, erecting at Foxteth Park, in the Parish of Walton near Liverpool, in the County Palatine of Lancaster.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Lewisham Church, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for re-building the Church of the Parish of Lewisham, in the County of Kent.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Cotton, &c. Manufactures, Utensils, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to prevent the Exportation to Foreign Parts, of Utensils made use of in the Cotton, Linen, Woollen, and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom.”

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.”

Sir Joseph Jekyll’s Legacy Bill

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable His Majesty to allow the Administrator, with the Will annexed, or other the Personal Representative of Sir Joseph Jekyll Knight, deceased, to sell Ten thousand Pounds South Sea Stock, Part of a Legacy given by him to the Use of the Sinking Fund, and to receive the Dividends due thereon, as also on Ten thousand Pounds East India Stock, and for applying the same as therein is 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.”

Exchequer Loans Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money, by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-four.”

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.”

Westminster Watch Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better Regulation of the Nightly Watch and Beadles within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and Parts adjacent; 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.”

Fitz Edward against Ryves; Pleadings proved.

The House being informed, That Joseph Baker attended, in Order to deliver in Copies of Pleadings and Proceedings in the Cause, wherein Robert Ryves Fitz Edward is Appellant, and William Ryves Esquire is Respondent:”

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

And then he withdrew.

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 Canter bury on his Right Hand, and the Earl of Sandwich on his Lest, 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 db particularly ensue; (that is to say), “An Act for the better providing suitable Quarters for Officers and Soldiers in His Majesty’s Service in North America.” “An Act for repealing an Act, made in the First Year of the Reign of King Henry the Fifth, and so much of several Acts of the Eighth, Tenth, and Twenty-third Years of King Henry the Sixth, as relates to the Residence of Persons to be elected Members to serve in Parliament, or of the Persons by whom they are to be chosen.” “An Act for preserving the Health of Prisoners in Gaol, and preventing the Gaol Distempter.” “An Act for indemnifying Innkeepers and Victuallers within the Hundred of Godley, in the County of Surrey, against the Penalties to which they are or may be liable for selling Ale, Beer, Wine, or Spirituous Liquors, without proper Licences, upon certain Conditions.” “An Act to explain so much of an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, (intituled, “An Act to regulate the Importation and Exportation of Corn”), as relates to the Method of ascertaining the Prices of Corn and Grain exported.” “An Act to alter and amend an Act, passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, (intituled, An Act for annexing certain forfeited Estates in Scotland to the Crown unalienably; and for making Satisfaction to the Lawful Creditors thereupon; and to establish a Method of managing the same, and applying the Rents and Profits thereof, for the better civilizing and improving the Highlands of Scotland; and preventing Disorders there for the future”), so far as the same relates to the granting Leases of the said Estates.” “An Act for the repeal of all former Acts Concerning the Longitude at Sea, except so much thereof as relates to the Appointment and Authority of the Commissioners thereby constituted; and also such Clauses as relate to the constructing, printing, publishing, vending, and licensing of Nautical Almanacks and other useful Tables; and for the more effectual Encouragement and Reward of such Person and Persons as shall discover a Method for finding the same, or shall make useful Discoveries in Navigation; and for the better making Experiments relating thereto.” “An Act to continue the several Laws therein mentioned for granting Liberty to carry Rice from His Majesty’s Provinces of Carolina and Georgia, in America, directly to any Part of Europe Southward of Cape Finisterre; for granting the like Liberty to export Rice from South Carolina and Georgia directly to any Part of America to the Southward of the said Provinces; for granting the like Liberty in the Exportation of Rice from East and West Florida, and from any Part of America Southward of South Carolina and Georgia.” “An Act to prevent Frauds in the buying and selling of Hops.” “An Act to repeal so much of an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, for reducing into One Act the general Laws relating to Turnpike Roads, as exempts Persons from the Payment of Tolls at Side Gates, erected at Places specified in any Act of Parliament.” “An Act for building a Bridge cross the River Air, at Carlton, in the West Riding of the County of York.” “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-second Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, “for repairing the Road from North Shields, in the County of Northumberland, to the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne.” “An Act for continuing the Term and enlarging the Powers granted by an Act, passed in the Twenty-eighth Year of His late Majesty’s Reign, “for repairing the Road from the North End of Browns Lane, in Great Stoughton, in the County of Huntingdon, through Kimbolton and Higham Ferrers, to the Way Post near Wellingborough Bridge, in the County of Northampton, and from the Pound in Kimbolton to the Way Post in Great Catworth Field, near Brington Bridge, in the said County of Huntingdon;” and for repealing so much of an Act of the Tenth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, as relates to the Road between the North End of Browns Lane and the South End thereof.” “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of so much of an Act, made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the Road from the Town of Rotheram, in the County of York, to the Turnpike Road at the East End of Tankersley Park, in the said County.” “An Act for empowering the Trustees for repairing the Road from the Stone’s End in Saint Leonard Shoreditch, to the furthermost Part of the Northern Road, in the Parish of Enfield, in the County of Middlesex, to cause Part of the said Road to be lighted, watched, and watered; and for lighting, watching, and watering the Parish of Saint Mary Stoke Newington, in the said County.” “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-seventh Year of King George the Second, “for repairing and widening the Road from the Borough of Leicester to and by the North Side of the Town of Uppingham, in the County of Rutland, and to Wansford, in the County of Northampton, and from thence to Peterborough, in the said County of Northampton; and for repairing the Road from the Termination of the said Road at Peterborough to the Market Place there.” “An Act for vesting the Estate of the Honourable William Hanger, situate in the County of Kent, entailed by the Will of the Right Honourable Gabriel Lord Coleraine, in the Kingdom of Ireland, deceased, in Trustees to be sold; and for applying the Monies arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses.” “An Act for vesting One Moiety of the Bridge built cross Stonehouse Creek, near Plymouth Dock, in the County of Devon, in Trustees, in Trust to raise a Moiety of the Expences of building the same; and also for enabling certain Persons to grant Building and other Leases during the Minority of Sir John Saint Aubyn Baronet, of the respective Estates devised to him by the Wills of his Father and Sir William Morice Baronet, deceased; and likewise for vesting certain Houses in Middlesex and London, in Trustees, in Trust to sell the same.” “An Act for vesting the Manor of Thorngumbald, and certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in Thorngumbald and Paul, or One of them, in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York, late the Estate of Thomas Gee Esquire, deceased, in Trustees to be sold, and for applying Part of the Monies thereby arising in discharging the Incumbrances affecting the same Estate; and for laying out the Residue in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses.” “An Act to enable Walter Smyth Esquire to make and establish an Exchange of the Manor of Binderton, and certain Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments in the Parish of Binderton, in the County of Sussex, for other Lands and Hereditaments in the same County belonging to Sir James Peachey Baronet.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Commons, Fens, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Timberland, in the County of Lincoln.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Ings, Mesne Enclosures, Commons, or Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Rawmarsh, in the West Riding of the County of York.” “An Ad for naturalizing John Michael Lange.” And albeit, the said Acts by you our said Subjects the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts: And forasmuch as for divers Causes and Considerations We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons; We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same, and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence, and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force, and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publicly 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 Councellor 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; Harry 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 assigned 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, accented, 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 of 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 Second Day of June, 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 better providing suitable Quarters for Officers and Soldiers in His Majesty’s Service in North America.”

“2. An Act for repealing an Act made in the First Year of the Reign of King Henry the Fifth, and so much of several Acts of the Eighth, Tenths, and Twenty-third Years of King Henry the Sixth, as relates to the Residence of Persons to be elected Members to serve in Parliament, or of the Persons by whom they are to be chosen.”

“3. An Act for preserving the Health of Prisoners in Gaol, and preventing the Gaol Distemper.”

“4. An Act for indemnifying the Innkeepers and Victuallers within the Hundred of Godley, in the County of Surrey, against the Penalties to which they are or may be liable for selling Ale, Beer, Wine, or Spirituous Liquors, without proper Licences, upon certain Conditions.”

“5. An Act to explain so much of an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, (intituled, “An Act to regulate the Importation and Exportation of Corn”), as relates to the Method of ascertaining the Prices of Corn and Grain exported.”

“6. An Act to alter and amend an Act, passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, (intituled, “An Act for annexing certain forfeited Estates in Scotland to the Crown inalienably; and for making Satisfaction to the lawful Creditors thereupon; and to establish a Method of managing the same, and applying the Rents and Profits thereof, for the better civilizing and improving the Highlands of Scotland; and preventing Disorders there for the future”), so far as the same relates to the granting Leases of the said Estates.”

“7. An Act for the Repeal of all former Acts concerning the Longitude at Sea, except so much thereof as relates to the Appointment and Authority of the Commissioners thereby constituted, and also such Clauses as relate to the constructing, printing, publishing, vending, and licensing of Nautical Almanacks, and other useful Tables; and for the more effectual Encouragement and Reward of such Person and Persons as shall discover a Method for finding the same, or shall make useful Discoveries in Navigation; and for the better making Experiments relating thereto.”

“8. An Act to continue the several Laws therein mentioned for granting Liberty to carry Rice from His Majesty’s Provinces of Carolina and Georgia, in America, directly to any Part of Europe Southward of Cape Finisterre; for granting the like Liberty to export Rice from South Carolina and Georgia, directly to any Part of America to the Southward of the said Provinces; for granting the like Liberty in the Exportation of Rice from East and West Florida, and from any Part of America Southward of South Carolina and Georgia.”

“9. An Act to prevent Frauds in the buying and selling of Hops.”

“10. An Act to repeal so much of an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, for reducing into One Act the general Laws relating to Turnpike Roads, as exempts Persons from the Payment of Tolls at Side Gates, erected at Places specified in any Act of Parliament.”

“11. An Act for building a Bridge cross the River Air, at Carlton, in the West Riding of the County of York.”

“12. An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-second Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing the Road from North Shields, in the County of Northumberland, to the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne.”

“13. An Act for continuing the Term, and enlarging the Powers granted by an Act, passed in the Twenty-eighth Year of His late Majesty’s Reign, for repairing the Road from the North End of Browns Lane, in Great Stoughton, in the County of Huntingdon, through Kimbolton and Higham Ferrers, to the Way Post near Wellingborough Bridge, in the County of Northampton, and from the Pound in Kimbolton to the Way Post in Great Catworth Field, near Brington Bridge, in the said County of Huntingdon;” and for repealing so much of an Act of the Tenth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, as relates to the Road between the North End of Browns Lane and the South End thereof.”

“14. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of so much of an Act, made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the Road from the Town of Rotheram, in the County of York, to the Turnpike Road at the East End of Tankersley Park, in the said County.”

“15. An Act for empowering the Trustees for repairing the Road from the Stone’s End in Saint Leonard Shoreditch, to the furthermost Part of the Northern Road in the Parish of Enfield, in the County of Middlesex, to cause Part of the said Road to be lighted, watched, and watered; and for lighting, watching, and watering, the Parish of Saint Mary Stoke Newington, in the said County.”

“16. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-seventh Year of King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from the Borough of Leicester, to and by the North Side of the Town of Uppingham, in the County of Rutland, and to Wansford, in the County of Northampton, and from thence to Peterborough, in the said County of Northampton; and for repairing the Road from the Termination of the said Road at Peterborough to the Market Place there.”

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

Le Roy le veult.”

“17. An Act for vesting the Estate of the Honourable William Hanger, situate in the County of Kent, entailed by the Will of the Right Honourable Gabriel Lord Coleraine, in the Kingdom of Ireland, deceased, in Trustees to be sold; and for applying the Monies arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses.”

“18. An Act for vesting One Moiety of the Bridge built cross Stonehouse Creek, near Plymouth Dock, in the County of Devon, in Trustees, in Trust to raise a Moiety of the Expences of building the same; and also for enabling certain Persons to grant Building and other Leases during the Minority of Sir John Saint Aubyn Baronet, of the respective Estates devised to him by the Wills of his Father and Sir William Morice Baronet, deceased; and likewise for vesting certain Houses in Middlesex and London, in Trustees, in Trust to sell the same.”

“19. An Act for vesting the Manor of Thorngumbald, and certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in Thorngumbald and Paul, or One of them, in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York, late the Estate of Thomas Gee Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying Part of the Monies thereby arising in discharging the Incumbrances affecting the same Estate; and for laying out the Residue in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses.”

“20. An Act to enable Walter Smyth Esquire to make and establish an Exchange of the Manor of Binderton, and certain Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the Parish of Binderton, in the County of Sussex, for other Lands and Hereditaments in the same County belonging to Sir James Peachey Baronet.”

“21. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields. Commons, Fens, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Timberland, in the County of Lincoln.”

“22. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Ings, Mesne Enclosures, Commons, or Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Rawmarsh, in the West Riding of the County of York.”

“23. An Act for naturalizing John Michael Lange.”

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

Soit fait comme il est desiré.”

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Copy-right of printed Books, to vest in the Purchases, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the First Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for Relief of Booksellers and others, by vesting the Copies of printed Books in the Purchasers of such Copies from Authors or their Assigns, for a limited Time;” and for the Lords to be summoned.

The said Bill was accordingly read a First Time.

Moved, “That the said Bill be read a Second Time on this Day Two Months.”

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put there upon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on this Day Two Months.

Beckford against March.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein John Beckford Esquire is Appellant, and Elizabeth March is Respondent:”

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

Adjourn.

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

Die Veneris, 3o Junii 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Boston.
Dux Dorset. Ds. Beaulieu.
Dux Northumberland.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

Writs of Error:

The Lord Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King’s Bench, in the usual Manner, delivered in at the Table, Seven Writs of Error.

In the First of which,

Powell against Sharwood.

William Powell Gentleman is Plaintiff, and Mary Sharwood Widow, Administratrix, &c. of William Sharwood, her late Husband, deceased, is Defendant:

In the Second,

Plaistow against Bowyear.

Richard Plaistow Esquire, is Plaintiff, and William Bowyear is Defendant:

In the Third,

Shaw sen against Chandlers:

John Shaw the Elder is Plaintiff, and Thomas Chandlers Gentleman is Defendant:

In the Fourth,

Wallace against Bryan:

Alexander Wallace is Plaintiff, and Paul Bryan is Defendant:

In the Fifth,

Plaistow against Masters.

Richard Plaistow Esquire is Plaintiff, and William Masters is Defendant:

In the Sixth,

Shaw Jan. against Chand less:

John Shaw the Younger is Plaintiff, and Thomas Chandlers Gentleman is Defendant:

And, in the Last,

Court against Rowlatts.

Christopher Court is Plaintiff, and William Rowlatt and John Rowlatt are Defendants.

D. Roxburgh et al against E Home et al.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein his Grace John Duke of Roxburgh and others are Appellants, and Alexander Earl or Home and others are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till Monday next.

E Home et al. against Lillie et al.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein Alexander Earl of Home and others are Appellants, and Thomas Lillie and others are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till Monday next; and that the Cause which stands for Monday next, be put off to Wednesday next; and that the Rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Hellidon 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, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands, of and within the Parish and Liberties of Hellidon in the County of Northampton,” 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.”

Hollowell 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 and Common Fields, Common Heath, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands, of and within the Hamlet and Liberties of Hollowell, in the Parish of Guilsborough in the County of Northampton,” was committed.

Newcastle Town Moor, &c. for confirming Right to the Herbage of, Bill.

The Lord Boston also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for confirming to the Resident Freemen or Burgesses, and Resident Widows of deceased Freemen or Burgesses of the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne, their full Right and Benefit to the Herbage of The Town Moor, Castle Leazes, and Nuns Moor, within the Liberties of the said Town, for Two Milch Cows each, in such Manner as has been used; and for improving the Herbage of the said Town Moor, Castle Leaces, and Nuns Moor, respectively,” was committed.

Cotton, &c. Manufactures Utensils, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to prevent the Exportation to Foreign Parts, of Utensils made use of in the Cotton, Linen, Woollen, and Silk, Manufactures of this Kingdom.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Aire and Calder Navigation Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to amend an Act, passed in the Tenth and Eleventh Years of the Reign of King William the Third, intituled, “An Act for the making and keeping Navigable the Rivers of Aire and Calder, in the County of York;” and for improving the Navigation of the, said River Aire, from Weeland to the River Ouze; and for making a Navigable Canal from the said River Aire at or near Haddlesey to the River Ouze, at the Old Brick Garth at Ouze Gate End, within the Township of Selby, in the said County, and for other Purposes.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sir Joseph Jekyll’s Legacy Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable His Majesty to allow the Administrator, with the Will annexed, or other the Personal Representative of Sir Joseph Jekyll Knight, deceased, to sell Ten thousand Pounds South Sea Stock, Part of a Legacy given by him to the Use of the Sinking Fund, and to receive the Dividends due thereon, as also on Ten thousand Pounds East India Stock; and for applying the same as therein is mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Exchequer Loans Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wedmore Moor, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons or Wastes, called or known by the Names of Wedmore Moor, Churchland Moor, Tadham and Yeel Moor, and Mudgeley Moor, within the Parish of Wedmore in the County of Somerset.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Beverley, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Ninth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Beverley to the Ferry at Hessle, and from the Malton Guide Post to the Gravel Pit at Cottingham, in the County of York; and for repairing and widening other Roads therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Balmbrough, &c. Division and Exchanges of Land, in, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for confirming and establishing the Division, Extinction of Right of Intercommon and Exchanges of certain Lands in Balmbrough, Shoeston, and Sunderland, in the County of Northumberland, made between the several Persons interested therein; and for appointing Arbitrators to settle the Claims of the respective Lords of the Manors of Hexham and Blanchland in the said County, to a Tract of disputed Ground lying contiguous to the said Manors.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Westminster Watch Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the better Regulation of the Nightly Watch and Beadles within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and Parts adjacent, and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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 Eight preceding Bills.

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

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

Cotton Manufacture Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for ascertaining the Duty on printed, painted, stained, or dyed; Stuffs, wholly made of Cotton, and manufactured in Great Britain; and for allowing the Use and Wear thereof, under certain Regulations.

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.”

Sail Cloth, to continue Laws relating there to, Bill.

The Houses (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, An Act to continue the several Laws therein mentioned, for the better Encouragement of the making of Sail Cloth in Great Britain; and for securing the Duties upon Foreign-made Sail Cloth, and charging Foreign-made Sails with a Duty.

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.”

Distillers Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to extend so much of an Act, passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to Distillers, or Makers of Low Wines and Spirits from Corn, to every Kind of Distiller; and for the more effectual securing the Revenue of Excise, arising from Low Wines and Spirits; and for ascertaining the Allowance to be made to the Manufacturers of Wool and Linen, in respect of the Duties on Soap imported, and used in the Woollen and Linen Manufactures.”

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.”

Great Raisins Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for reducing the Rates and Duties payable upon the Importation of Great Raisins.”

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.”

Act for reducing the Rate of Interest, to explain, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for explaining an Act, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, intituled, “An Act to reduce the Rate of Interest, without any Prejudice to Parliamentary Securities.”

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.”

Rolls of Parliament, and Journals, Order for the Delivery of.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Sub-Committees, appointed to consider of the Orders and Customs of this House, and of the Privileges of the Peers of Great Britain and Lords of Parliament, and to peruse and perfect the Journals, and to inspect over the printing the Rolls of Parliament and Journals, “That the Sub-Committee had met, and directed him to report, That the printing of the Rolls and antient Parliamentary Proceedings, has been carried on under the Direction of the Sub-Committee, with all the Dispatch that the Nature of the Work would permit; and that the Sub-Committee flatter themselves that this Work may be finished during the next Session of Parliament: That the Sub-Committee have proceeded in the Journals of the House so far, that Nine more Volumes, including all the Sessions of the Reign of King George the First, except the last, are now ready to be delivered, if the House please to order the same: And that the Sub-Committee have Reason to approve of the Rules under which the preceding Thirteen Volumes have been delivered, and are ready to deliver the remaining Nine in the same Manner, if such be the Pleasure of the House.”

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

Ordered, That the Nine Volumes of the Journals now printed be delivered, under the same Rules and in the same Manner as the preceding Thirteen Volumes Were delivered.

Weighing Engines Payment of Rolls at, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for explaining and altering an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the General Laws now in being for regulating of Turnpike Roads in that Part of Great Britain called England, and for other Purposes,” so far as the same relates to the Payment of additional Tolls at Weighing Engines, and the Number of House to be used in Carriages drawn on Turnpike Roads, and for allowing certain Exemptions with respect to Weight and Payment of Toll in particular Cases;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Message from H. C. to return the Bill for Dickerdine to take the Name of Rice Fellowe.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable George Dickerdine Esquire, and his Heirs, to take and use the Name and Surname of Rice Fellowe, and to bear the Arms of Fellowe, pursuant to the Will of Rice Fellowe Esquire, deceased;” and to acquaint this House that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Scotch Elections, Act to amend, Bill.

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

With a, Bill, intituled, “An Act for altering and amending an Act, made in the Sixteenth Year of His late Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend the Laws touching the Elections of Members to serve for the Commons in Parliament for that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, and to restrain the Partiality and regulate the Conduct of Returning Officers at such Elections,” by altering the Time of Notice ordered by the said Act to be given in the Service of Complaints to the Court of Session, of Wrongs done in Elections; and by regulating the Manner and settling the Place of Election of a Burgess, to serve in Parliament for a District of Boroughs in Scotland, when the Election of the Magistrates and Council of a Borough, which ought in Course to be the presiding Borough at an Election, happens to be reduced and made void by a Decree of the Court of Session, and not revived by the Crown, when such Election is made;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Message from H. C. to return Barbor’s Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting divers Freehold Estates late of Robert Barbor Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold to raise Money to be applied, under the Direction of the Court of Chancery, in Payment of the Debts, Legacies, and Charges, charged upon and affecting the same; and for other the Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Cattle, driving of, in London, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to prevent the Mischiefs that arise from driving Cattle within the Cities of London and Westminster and Liberties thereof, and the Bills of Mortality;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return Carftair’s Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for empowering the Judges of the Court of Session in Scotland, to sell the Whole or such Parts and Portions of the Estate and Barony of Kinross, in the County of Kinross, belonging to James Bruce Castairs Esquire, as shall be sufficient for Payment of the Debts affecting the same; and for settling the Remainder of the said Estate and Barony in Tail on the same Persons, and to the same Uses and Purposes, as mentioned in a Deed of Entail made by Sir William Bruce Baronet, bearing Date the Sixteenth Day of February, in the Year One thousand six hundred and eighty-three;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, sextum diem instantis Junii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Lunæ, 6o Junii 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. De Ferrers.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Boston.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Northington.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

D. Roxburgh et al. against E. Home et al.:

After hearing Counsel, as well on Friday last as this Day, upon the petition and Appeal of his Grace John Duke of Roxburgh, Thomas Lillie, Tacksman. (i. e.) Lessee of his Grace’s Fishings in the River Tweed at Kelso, and William Mitchell, Tacksman of the Fishings at Mackerstoun, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 29th of June and 25th of November 1768; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary there of the 23d of December 1768; 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 just;” As also upon the Answer of Alexander Earl of Home and others, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors reversed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutors complained of in the said Appeal, be, and the same are hereby reversed; and it is further Ordered, That the Cause be remitted back to the Court of Session in Scotland, and that they do give all necessary and proper Directions for carrying this Judgement into Execution.

E Home et al. against Lillie et al.:

After hearing Counsel, as well on Friday last as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Alexander Earl of Home, Charles Earl of Tankerville, and William Turner Lessee of Fairburn Mill and Fishing thereof, in the River Tweed, complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Sheriff of the County of Berwick, of the 11th and 25th of July and 15th of August 1771, as also of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 31st of August 1771, and also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there of the 2d of March 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 Thomas Lillie, Robert Hope, Andrew Shiell, Will am Mitchell, and William Spence, and of John Duke of Roxburgh, Sir Alexander Don, Sir George Hay Macdowgal, Walter Scott Esquires, and John Scott Esquire, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors affirmed.

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

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 hath his Witnesses in Town, and hath lodged his Cases, and every Thing is ready for the Hearing of this Claim; and therefore praying their Lordships, to revive the Committee of Privileges on this Claim, and order the same to be heard before the Lords Committees of Privileges To-morrow the 7th instant:”

It is Ordered, That the said Committee of Privileges be revived, and do meet to consider further of the said Claim To-morrow, as desired.

Message from H. C. to return Smiths Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Francis Vincent and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable certain Trustees therein named to raise Money by Sale of certain Estates of John Smith, and James Smith his Son, in the City of Coventry, and County of the same City, for the Payment of Debts and Incumbrances, and other Purposes therein expressed;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Toder et Ux. against Sansam et al.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Toder and Ann his Wise, late Ann Linthwaite Spinster, Appellants, in a Cause depending in this House, to which Mark Sansam and Ann his Wife, Robert Greaves, William Sansam, and John Snape are Respondents, which stands appointed for Hearing, setting forth, “That the Petitioners, since the presenting their Appeal, have discovered that the above-named John Snape was dead at the Time of presenting the same, having made his Will, and devised all his Real Estates to his Wife Ann Snape, and his Son John Snaps, and his Daughter Diana Snape, as therein mentioned, and appointed his said Wife sole Executrix and Residuary Legatee of his said Will: That the Petitioners are advised it will be necessary to amend their said Appeal, and to make the said Ann Snape, John Snape the Son, and Diana Snape, Parties thereto, in the Stead of the said John Snape deceased: That the Petitioners have also lately discovered the following other Errors or Defects in the said Appeal, (videlicet), That the Will of Thomas Greaves deceased, in the said Appeal named, is expressed to be dated the 18th Day of March, instead of the 18th Day of April 1729: That Thomas Sansam therein named is mentioned to have been born on the 15th instead of the 16th of August 1725, and is therein alledged to have died on Thursday, the 14th Day of August 1725, and in another Place in the said Appeal, on the 15th Day of August 1746, whereas the said Thomas Sansam died on Thursday the 14th Day of August 1746: That the Date of One of the Orders or Decrees mentioned in the said Appeal, is set forth to be the 18th of August, instead of the 18th of July 1763; and another of the said Orders in the said Appeal mentioned, is set forth to be the 15th instead of the 16th of December 1768:” And therefore praying their Lordships will be pleased to order, That the Petitioners may be at Liberty to amend their Appeal in the Particulars above set forth, they amending the Respondents Copy; and that their Lordships will be pleased to order, that the said Ann Snape, John Snape, the Son, and Diana Snape, do put in their Answers to the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to amend their said Appeal as desired, they amending the Respondents Copy, and that the said Ann Snape, John Snape, and Diana Snape, do put in their Answer, or respective Answers thereto, in Writing, on or before Monday, the 11th Day of July next.

Cotton Manufacture Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for ascertaining the Duty on printed, painted, stained, or dyed Stuffs, wholly made of Cotton, and manufactured in Great Britain; and for allowing the Use and Wear thereof, under certain Regulations.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Great Raisins Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for reducing the Rates and Duties payable upon the Importation of Great Raisins.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Newcastle upon Tyne Moor, &c for confirming Rights to the Herbage of, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for confirming to the Resident Freemen or Burgesses, and Resident Widows of deceased Freemen or Burgesses, if the Town Newcastle upon Tyne, their full Right and Benefit to the Herbage of The Town Moor, Castle Leases, and Nuns Moor, within the Liberties of the said Town, for Two Milch Cows each, in such Manner as has been used; and for improving the Herbage of the said Town Moor, Castle Leazes, and Nuns Moor respectively.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Distillers Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to extend so much of an Act, passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to Distillers, or Makers of Low Wines and Spirits from Corn, to every Kind of Distiller; and for the more effectual securing the Revenue of Excise arising from Low Wines and Spirits, and for ascertaining the Allowance to be made to the Manufacturers of Wool and Linen, in respect of the Duties on Soap imported and used in the Woollen and Linen Manufactures.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Act for reducing the Rate of Interest, to explain, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for explaining at Act, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, intituled, “An Act to reduce the Reign of Interest, without any Prejudice to Parliamentary Securities.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hollowell Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Heath, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands, of and within the Hamlet and Liberties of Hollowell, in the Parish of Guilsborough, in the County of Northampton.”

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

It Was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hellidon Enclosure Bill:

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

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. Holford and Mr. Leeds:

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

Scotch Elections, Act to amend, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for altering and amending an Act, made in the Sixteenth Year of His late Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend the Laws touching the Election of Members to serve for the Commons in Parliament, for that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, and to restrain the Partiality and regulate the Conduct of Returning Officers at such Elections;” by altering the Time of Notice ordered by the said Act to be given in the Service of Complaints to the Court of Session, of Wrongs done in Elections; and by regulating the Manner and settling the Place of Election of a Burgess, to serve in Parliament for a District Boroughs in Scotland, when the Election of the Magistrates and Council of a Borough, which ought in Course to be the presiding Borough at an Election, happens to be reduced, and made void by a Decree of the Court of Session, and not revived by the Crown when such Election is made.”

Weighing Engines, Payment of rolls at, &c. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for explaining and altering an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend, and reduce into one Act of Parliament, the General Laws now in being for regulating of Turnpike Roads, in that Part of Great Britain called England, and for other Purposes;” so far as the same relates to the Payment of additional Tolls at Weighing Engines, and the Number of Horses to be used in Carriages drawn on Turnpike Roads; and for allowing certain Exemptions with respect to Weight and Payment of Toll in particular Cases.”

L Archer Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Right Honourable Andrew Lord Archer; 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 Estate of Andrew Lord Archer in Trustees, to be sold, and for laying out the Money to arise by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the same Uses, as the said Settled Estates do now stand settled and limited.”

Buildings and Party Walls in London, &c. Regulation of, &c. Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Aft for the further and better Regulation of Buildings and Party Walls; and foe the more effectually preventing Mischiefs by Fire within the Cities of London and Westminster and the Liberties thereof, and other the Parishes, Precincts, and Places, within the Weekly Bills of Mortality, the Parishes of Saint Mary-le-Bon, Paddington, Saint Pancras, and Saint Luke at Chelsea, in the County of Middlesex; and for indemnifying, under certain Conditions, Builders and other Persons against the Penalties, to which they are or may be liable, for erecting Buildings within the Limits aforesaid, contrary to Law,” 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.”

Thames Navigation Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act more effectually to improve and complete the Navigation of the River Thames, Westward of London Bridge, within the Liberties of the City of London; and to prevent any Vessel or Barge from being moored in Taplow Mill Stream, in the County of Bucks,” was committed.

Cattle, driving of, in London, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to prevent the Mischiefs that arise from driving Cattle within the Cities of London and Westminster and Liberties thereof, and the Bills of Mortality.”

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.

Westminster Paving, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for remedying some Defects in the several Acts passed for paving, cleansing, lighting, and regulating the Squares, Streets, Lanes, and other Places, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and Parts adjacent; and for watering such Part of Piccadilly as lies between Berkeley Street and the Turnpike at Hyde Park Corner;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Boyd against Steel.

The House being informed, “That James Steel, Respondent to the Appeal of John Boyd, of Easter Greenrig, had not put in his Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose:”

And thereupon an Affidavit of Lawrence Spens, Writer in Edinburgh, of the due Service of the said Order, being read:

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

Message from H C to return D. De.

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

vonshire’s Estate Bill.

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for empowering the Most Noble William Duke of Devonshire to make Leases of Mines and Quarries, within the Estates late of Richard Earl of Burlington and Corke, deceased, in the County of York;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Insolvent Debtors Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors, and for the Relief of Bankrupts in certain Cases;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Adjourn.

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

Die Martis, 7o Junii 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Boston.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Charles Farrell Doctor in Physic is Appellant, and Edward Crosbie Esquire is Respondent, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Thursday next; and that the Cause which stands for Thursday next, be put off to Tuesday next.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Elizabeth Darley is Appellant, and George Vincent Langworthy is Respondent, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Friday next; and that the rest of the Causes on Cause Days be removed in Course.

Graffham 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, Meadows, Commonable Lands, and Commons, within the Manor and Township of Graffham, in the County of Huntingdon,” 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.”

Sir Edward Swinburne’s Estate Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Consideration of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Sir Edward Swinburne Baronet, to charge certain Moors and Waste Lands within the Parishes of Edlingham and Simonburne, in the County of Northumberland, or either of them, late the Estate, of Sir John Swinburne Baronet, deceased, aster he shall have cultivated and improved the same in the Manner therein mentioned.”

Ordered, That the said Bill may be read a Second Time.

The said Bill was read a Second Time accordingly.

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

Ld. President. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Sandys.
E. Doncaster. L. Archer.
E. Abercorn. L. Mansfield.
E. Marchmont. L. Boston.
V. Montague.
V. Falmouth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday the 22d Day of this instant June, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings, near the House of Peers and to adjourn as they please.

Motion for shortening the Committee on it.

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

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

Weighing Engines, Payment of Tolls at, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for explaining and altering an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act to explain, and amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the General Laws now in being for regulating of Turnpike Roads, in that Part of Great Britain called England, and for other Purposes;” so far as the same relates to the Payment of additional Tolls at Weighing Engines, and the Number of Horses to be used in Carriages drawn on Turnpike Roads; and for allowing certain Exemptions with respect to Weight and Payment of Toll in particular Cases.”

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.

Scotch Election, Act to amend, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for altering and amending an Act, made in the Sixteenth Year of His late Majesty’s Reign, intituled, An Act to explain and amend the Laws touching the Election of Members to serve for the Commons in Parliament, for that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, and to restrain the Partiality and regulate the Conduct, of Returning Officers at such Elections; by altering the Time of Notice, ordered by the said Act to be given, in the Service of Complaints to the Court of Session, of Wrongs done in Elections; and by regulating the Manner and settling the Place of Election of a Burgess to serve in Parliament for a District of Boroughs in Scotland, when the Election of the Magistrates and Council of a Borough, which ought in Course to be the presiding Borough at an Election, happens to be reduced and made void by a Decree of the Court of Session, and not revived by the Crown, when such Election is made.”

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.

Cattle, driving of, in London, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to prevent the Mischiefs that arise from driving Cattle within the Cities of London and Westminster, and Liberties thereof, and the Bills of Mortality.”

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.”

Message, from H. C. to return Sterne’s Bill;

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir James Pennyman and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for amending and rendering effectual the Powers of Sale and Revocation of Uses contained in the Marriage Articles and Settlement of Richard Sterne Esquire, and Mary his Wise, of divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of York, therein comprised;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Popham’s Divorce Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act so dissolve the Marriage of Stephen Popham Gentleman, with Ann Yate Whiteside his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and L Chedworth’s Estate Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting a Messuage and Lands called East Leach Grove, (Part of the settled Estates of the Right Honourable Frederick Henry Lord Chedworth, in the County of Gloucester), in Trustees, in Trust, to sell and convey the same, pursuant to an Agreement for that Purpose; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the like Uses;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Baker’s Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enabling and empowering Trustees to accept, grant, and make Building and other Jeases, Contracts, and Agreements, of certain Messuages, Lands, and Premises, late of William Baker Esquire, deceased, during the Minority of his Son Peter William Baker, an Infant; and also, during such Minority, to receive the Rents and Profits thereof, and all other his Personal Estates, and the Interest, Dividends, and Proceed thereof, and apply the same as in the Act mentioned; and for other Purposes;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and the Bill to Prevent Inconveniencies By Bills of Naturalization.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Governor Johnstone and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to prevent certain Inconveniencies that may happen by Bills of Naturalization;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Westminster Paving, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for remedying some Defects in the several Acts passed for paving, cleansing, lighting, and regulating the Squares, Streets, Lanes, and other Places, within the City and liberty of Westminster, and Parts adjacent; and for watering such Part of Piccadilly, as lies between Berkeley Street and the Turnpike at Hyde Park Corner.”

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

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

Adjourn.

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

Die Mecurii, 8o Junii 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales praesentes fuerunt:

Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Boston.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Waldegrave.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

Griffiths against Martin, in Error.

The Lord Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King’s Bench, in the usual Manner, delivered in at the Table a Writ or Error, wherein Charles Griffiths is Plaintiff, and Fleming Martin Esquire is Defendant.

Farrell against Crosbie; Hearing put of till next Session.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Charles Farrell, Doctor in Physic, is Appellant; and Edward Crosbie Esquire is Respondent, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off till the next Session of Parliament.

Sir Edward Swinburne’s Estate Bill; Committee shortened.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday for dispensing with the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Time of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Sir Edward Swinburne Baronet, to charge certain Moors and Waste Lands, within the Parishes of Edlingham and Simonburne, in the County of Northumberland, or either of them, late the Estate of Sir John Swinburne Baronet, deceased, after he shall have cultivated and improved the same, in the Manner therein mentioned,” stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be dispensed with in this Case; and that the Committee may meet to consider the said Bill To-morrow.

Cattle, driving of, in London, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to prevent the Mischiefs that arise from driving Cattle within the Cities of London and Westminster and Liberties thereof, and the Bills of Mortality.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sail Cloth, to continue Laws relations thereto Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue the several Laws therein mentioned for the better Encouragement of the making of Sail Cloth in Great Britain, and for securing the Duties upon foreign-made Sail Cloth, and charging foreign-made Sails with a Duty.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Buildings and Party Walls in London, &c. Regulation of, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the further and better Regulation of Buildings and Party Walls; and for the more effectually preventing Mischiefs by Fire within the Cities of London and Westminster and the Liberties thereof, and other the Parishes, Precincts, and Places, within the Weekly Bills of Mortality, the Parishes of Saint Mary-le-Bon, Paddington, Saint Pancras, and Saint Luke at Chelsea, in the County of Middlesex; and for indemnifying, under certain Conditions, Builders and other Persons against the Penalties, to which they are or may be liable, for erecting Buildings within the Limits aforesaid, contrary to Law.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Thames Navigation Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act more effectually to improve and complete the Navigation of the River Thames, Westward of London Bridge, within the Liberties of the City of London; and to prevent any Vessel or Barge from being moored in Taplow Mill Stream, in the County of Bucks.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Graffham Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands, and Commons, within the Manor and Township of Graffham, in the County of Huntingdon.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Weighing Engines, Payment of Tolls at, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during, pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for explaining and altering an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act to explain, and amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the General Laws now in being for regulating of Turnpike Roads in that Part of Great Britain called England, and for other Purposes;” so far as the same relates to the Payment of additional Tolls at Weighing Engines, and the Number of Horses to be used in Carriages drawn on Turnpike Roads; and for allowing certain Exemptions with respect to Weight and Payment of Toll in particular Cases.”

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.”

Scotch Elections Act to amend, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for altering and amending an Act, made in the Sixteenth Year of His late Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend the Laws touching the Election of Members to serve for the Commons in Parliament, for that Part of Great Britain called Scotland; and to restrain the Partiality and regulate the Conduct of Returning Officers at such Elections;” by altering the Time of Notice ordered by the said Act to be given, in the Service of Complaints to the Court of Session, of Wrongs done in Elections and by regulating the Manner and settling the Place of Election of a Burgess, to serve in Parliament for a District of Boroughs in Scotland, when the Election of the Magistrates and Council of a Borough, which ought in Course to be the presiding Borough at an Election, happens to be reduced, and made void by a Decree of the Court of Session, and not revived by the Crown, when such Election is made.”

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.”

Insolvent Debtors Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors, and for the Relief of Bankrupts in certain Cases.”

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 Jovis, nonum diem instantis Junii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Jovis, 9o Junii 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Lincoln. Ds. Boston.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Dux Northumberland.
Comes Abercorn.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

Sir Edward Swinburne’s Estate Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Sir Edward Swinburne Baronet, to charge certain Moors and Waste Lands, within the Parishes of Edlingham and Simonburne, in the County of Northumberland, or either of them, late the Estate of Sir John Swinburne Baronet, deceased, after he shall have cultivated and improved the same, in the Manner therein mentioned,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Scotch Elections, Act to amend, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for altering and amending an Act, made in the Sixteenth Year of His late Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend the Laws touching the Election of Members to serve for the Commons in Parliament, for that Part of Great Britain called Scotland; and to restrain the Partiality and regulate the Conduct of Returning Officers at such Elections;” by altering the Time of Notice ordered by the said Act to be given, in the Service of Complaints to the Court of Session, of Wrongs done in Elections; and by regulating the Manner and settling the Place of Election of a Burgess to serve in Parliament for a District of Boroughs in Scotland, when the Election of the Magistrates and Council of a Borough, which ought in Course to be the presiding Borough at an Election, happens to be reduced and made void by a Decree of the Court of Session, and not revived by the Crown, when such Election is made.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Weighing Engines, Payment of Tolls at, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa intituled, “An Act for explaining and altering an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act to explain, and amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the General Laws now in being for regulating of Turnpike Roads in that Part of Great Britain called England, and for other Purposes;” so far as the same relates to the Payment of additional Tolls at Weighing Engines, and the Number of Horses to be used in Carriages drawn on Turnpike Roads, and for allowing certain Exemptions with respect to Weight and Payment of Toll in particular Cases.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sir Edward Swinburne’s Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable Sir Edward Swinburne Baronet, to charge certain Moors and Waste Lands, within the Parishes of Edlingham and Simonburne, in the County of Northumberland, or either of them, late the Estate of Sir John Swinburne Baronet, deceased, after he shall have cultivated and improved the same in the Manner therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Peers Pedigree, reported.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees for Privileges, “That the Committee had met and considered of the Pedigrees of William Duke of Devonshire, James Duke of Chandos, George Harry Earl of Stamford, George Earl Brooke, Henry Earl Fauconberg, Wills Earl of Hillsborough, William Viscount Leinster, and George Lord De Ferrers, and examined Mr. Bigland and Mr. Heard, Heralds, upon Oath, in Relation thereto, at the Bar, who fully verified the same, together with the Proofs thereof, and that the said Peers have respectively signed and certified the same to be true to the best of their Knowledge, Information and Belief, upon their Honour, pursuant to the Orders of this House.”

Adjourn.

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

Die Veneris, 10o Junii 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Boston.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Aylesford.
Viscount Montague.

PRAYERS.

Chaplin against Bree.

The Answer of John Bree, Clerk to the Appeal of Charles Chaplin Esquire, was this Day brought in.

Darley against Langworthy:

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the Petition and Appeal of Elizabeth Darley, complaining of Part of a Decree of the Court of Chancery, of the 21st of November 1767; and also of Part of another Decree of the said Court, of the 19th of April 1769; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, or that the Appellant 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 George Vincent Langworthy, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Judgement.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That so much of the said Decrees complained of in the said Appeal as declares, That the Bequests of the Leasehold Estate called Bonds Walls, and of all the Testator’s Chattel Estate, and the Use of his Household Goods, Plate, and Furniture, at Battens, and his Live and Dead Stock, became consequentially revoked by the Common Recovery suffered of Battens; and the Directions given by the said Decree, pursuant to such Declaration, be, and the same is hereby reversed: And it is further Ordered and Adjudged, That the Appellant is entitled to the Benefit of the said Benefits discharged from the Condition of living at Battens, which the Common Recovery suffered thereof has put out of her Power.

Farrell against Crosbie Petition of respondent to restore his Cause in Lift of Causes.

A Petition of Edward Crosbie Esquire, Respondent in a Cause depending in His House, to which Charles Farrell, Doctor in Physic, is Apellant, was presented and read; setting forth, “That this Cause having, upon the Respondent’s Petition to their Lordships for that of. Purpose, been appointed to be heard on the 2d Instant he immediately laid his Case before Counsel, but was unable to get the same settled so as to deliver his Cases within the Time limited by the Standing Order of the House, and did not exchange them with the Appellant’s Agent till Monday last: That the Hearing of the said Cause having been put off till Yesterday, he attended accordingly, but found the Hearing of the same had been (upon, as he believes some unfair Representations to their Lord-Ships) put off till the next Session of Parliament; That in case the said Appeal should not be heard this Session, it will be an irreparable Loss to the Petitioner and give the Appellant the only Advantage he has fought by this Appeal, namely, Delay;” and therefore praying the House “would enquire into this Matter, and order this Cause to be restored to its Place in their Lordships List of Causes, and heard in the Course in which it before stood.”

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

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That this Cause be restored to the Place in which it stood; and that this House will hear the same, by Counsel at the Bar, on Thursday next.

Sutherland against Countess Sutherland et al.:

Upon reading the Petition of James Sutherland Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Elizabeth Countess of Sutherland and her Guardians are Respondents, which stands appointed for hearing; setting forth, “That the Parties being under Terms of Compromise for settling the Matters depending between them in this Appeal, and therefore he is desirous of withdrawing the same;” the Petitioner therefore humbly prays their Lordships, “That he may be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal without Costs, the Agent for the said Respondents having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:”

Appeal with drawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal without Costs, as desired.

Laleham Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by Governor Johnstone and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for allotting and dividing the Open Fields and Commons, in the Manor of Laleham, in the Counties of Middlesex and Surrey;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Lottery Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for redeeming the Sum of One million of the Capital Stocks of Three Pounds per Centum Annuities, in the Manner and on the Terms therein mentioned; and for establishing a Lottery;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Expiring Laws Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue several Laws therein mentioned relating to the allowing a Drawback of the Duties upon the Exportation of Copper Bars imported; to the clandestine running of uncustomed Goods, and preventing Frauds relating to the Customs; to the Encouragement of the Silk Manufactures, and for taking off several Duties on Merchandize exported, and reducing other Duties; to prevent the clandestine running of Goods, and the Danger of Infection thereby; to the Premiums upon Masts, Yards, and Bowsprits, Tar, Pitch, and Turpentine; to the encouraging the Growth of Coffee in His Majesty’s Plantations in America; to the free Importation of Cochineal and Indict; to the prohibiting the Importation of Books reprinted abroad, and first composed, written and printed in Great Britain; to the Bounty on the Exportation of British-made Cordage; to the free Importation of certain Raw Hides and Skins from Ireland, and the British Plantations in America; to the regulating the Fees of Officers of the Customs, and Naval Officers in America; to the preventing the spreading of the contagious Disorder among the Horned Cattle in Great Britain; and to extend the Provisions of an Act of the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King George the First, “for the Improvement of His Majesty’s Revenues of Customs, Excise, and Inland Duties;” so far as relates to the commencing Prosecutions for Penalties against the Revenue of Customs to subsequent Acts;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Quebec, to establish a Fund for the Civil Government of, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to establish a Fund towards further defraying the Charges of the Administration of Justice and Support of the Civil Government within the Province of Quebec in America,” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Messages from H C to return Colebrooke’s Bill;

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Governor Johnstone and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Estates late of James Colebrooke Esquire, deceased, in the County of Kent, in Trustees, to be sold; and for purchasing other Estates to be settled to the same Uses, subject to the Annuities, and other Charges and Incumbrances thereon; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Baliol College Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Governor Johnstone and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Master and Scholars of Baliol College, in the University of Oxford, in their Collegiate Capacity, to convey certain Lands and Possessions belonging to the said College, in the Counties of Salop and Radnor, to William Pearce Hall and John Woodhouse, Esquires, in Exchange for other Lands in the County of Radnor of greater Value, to be conveyed to and held by them respectively to the Uses and upon the Trusts therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Adjourn.

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