House of Lords Journal Volume 34
March 1775, 1-10

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 34: March 1775, 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 34: 1774-1776 (1767-1830), pp. 333-348. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113677 Date accessed: 30 August 2014.


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Die Jovis, 2o Martii 1775.
Nicol against Verelst et al. Davie against Verelst et al. Pitt’s Petition referred to Judges. Elphinstone’s Petition referred to Judges. Peacocke et al. Petition referred to Judges. Jellett et al Petition referred to Judges D Buccleugh Petition referred to Judges. Hodshon and Bayne’s Petition referred to Judges. Peacock’s petition referred to Judges. Bell’s Petition referred, to Judges. E. Ferrers Petition referred to Judges. E. Strathmore et Ux. Petition referred to Judges. Sir John Shelley’s Petition referred to Judges. Owen’s Petition referred to Judges. V Irwin et al petition referred to Judges. Greene et Ux. Petition referred to Judges. Osman and Freeman’s petition referred to Judges. D. St Albans Petition referred to Judges. V Grimston Petition referred to Judges. Boyd against Steel Counsel and Solicitor as signed the Appellant. Boyd against Steel; Respondent to be admitted in forma Pauperis. Mayow’s Bill. Mutiny Bill: A Message to H. C that the Lords have agree to it. Greene’s Divorce Bill. Richmond Bridge, Cash Account delivered. Countess Dowager of Shaftesbury, Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Sir Jacob Wolff’s Estate Bill; Standing Order dispensed with. Chapin against Bree. Adjourn. Die Veneris 3o Martii 1775.
Sir Francis Blake against Coutts and Hunter. L. Halkerton against Taylor et al. Nicol against verelst et al: Order affirmed. Davie against Verelst et al. Order affirmed. Leghs, Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Jenkin’s Divorce Bill. Jackson’s Petition referred to Judges. Croose’s Petition referred to Judges. Dickson’s Petition referred to Judges. Smart et al. Petition referred to Judges. Peyton et al Petition referred to Judges. E Session’s Petition referred to Judges. Spitta for a Nat. Bill: Bill read. Lambert’s Bill. Mayow’s Bill: Message to H.C. with it. Jouenne’s Nat. Bill. Countess of Shaftesbury’s Estate Bill; King’s Consent signified to it. Burke et Ux. Against Puxley et al.; Pleadings proved. Sir Francis Blake against Coutts and Hunter. America and West Indies Accounts relating to Exports to and from delivered. Adjourn. Die Lunæ, 6o Martii 1775.
Chaplin against Bree. Plomer to take the Name of Clarke, Bill. Power against Windis. Ward against Hartpole. Parker et al. Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Legh’s Bill. Countess of Shaftesbury’s Esate Bill. L. Halkerton against Taylor et al. Graham, Leave for a Bill: Bill read America, Papers relating to Disturbances in delivered. Adjourn. Die Martis, 7o Martii 1775
Chaplin against Bree. Jouenne’s Nat. Bill. Rigton Enclosure Bill. Parkers’s Bill. Cook et al. Leave for a Bill: Stone’s Estate Bill read. V. Torrington et al. Leave for a Bill: Bill read Mendip Enclosure Bill. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 8o Martii 1775.
L. Middleton takes his Seat. Chaplin against Bree: Judgement. Green’s Divorce Bill. Stone’s Bill. Mendip Enclosure Bill. Rigton Enclosure Bill. Plomer to take the Name of Clarke, Bill. Jonenne’s Nat. Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Tobacco, Account of the Net Produce of the Duties on, delivered. Adjourn. Die Jovis, 9o Martii 1775.
Ward against Hartpole. Plomer to take the Name of Clarke, Bill. Graham’s Bill. Rigton Enclosure Bill. Mendip Enclosure Bill. Aubery; for a Nat. Bill: Bill read. Ward against Hartpole. L. Falconar against Taylor et al; Petition for a Bye Day. Massachusetts Bay, &c. to restrain the Trade of Bill. Spitta takes the Oaths. Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill. Mercers company, Accounts delivered. Spitta’s Nat. Bill. Yarmouth to Gorleston Road Bill. Salted Provisions from Ireland and America, Importation of, Bill. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 10o Martii 1775.
Body against Steel. L. Walpole takes the Oaths. Body against Steel. Interlocutors affirmed. America, Papers relating to Disturbances in, delivered. Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill. Salted Provisions from Ireland and America, Importation of, Bill. Sir Jacob Wolff’s Estate Bill. Massachusetts Bay, &c. to restrain the Trade of, Bill. V. Torrington’s Estate Bill. Rigton Enclosure Bill. Mendip Enclosure Bill. Plomer to take the Name of Clarke, Bill: Message to H.C that the Lords have agreed to it. Adjourn. Footnotes

Die Jovis, 2o Martii 1775.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lincoln. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Bath. & Wells. Ds. Romney.
Epus. Carliol. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Landaven. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Chandos. Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Roffen. Dux Northumberland. Ds. Scarsdale.
Epus. Bangor. Ds. Beaulieu.
Come Suffolk. Ds. Camden.
Come Denbigh. Ds. Digby.
Come Rochford.
Come Cassillis.
Come Abercorn.
Come Dalhousie.
Come Aberdeen.
Come Oxford.
Come Strafford.
Come Aylesford.
Come Bucks.
Come Norhington.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

Nicol against Verelst et al.

After hearing Counsel in part in the Cause wherein James Nicol Esquire is Appellant, and Harry Verelst Esquire and others are Respondents:

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

Davie against Verelst et al.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause wherein Thomas Davie Esquire is Appellant, and Harry verelst Esquire and others are Respondents:

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

Pitt’s Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Pitt, of Encombe in the County of Dorset, Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Elphinstone’s Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Elphinstone Esquire, on Behalf of himself and the Heirs Male of his Body, begotten and to be begotten; praying Leave to bring in a Bill to enable the Petitioner and the Heirs Male of his Body, and all the Heirs of Entail created by the (fn. 1) said John Earl of Wigtoun by his Disposition of the 24th Day of June 1744, to assume and take, as they shall respectively come into Possession of the Wigtoun Estate, the Surname of Fleming, and to bear the Arms of the Family of Fleming, of Biggar and Cumbernauld, and to hold and enjoy the Estate pf Wigtoun so entailed, according to their respective Rights and Interests therein, notwithstanding the Descent of the Title and Dignity of Elphinstone, or any other Title or Dignity of Peerage, upon the Petitioner or his Issue, or upon any other of the Heirs of Entail under the said Disposition of the Earl of Wigtoun, of the 24th of June 1744:”

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

Peacocke et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of William Peacocke, of Llanedwan in the County of Anglesea, Esquire, and Emma his Wife, John Thomas, of Ewell in the County of Surry, Gentleman, Stephen Palin, of the City of Chester, Gentleman, William Palin, of the same Place, Gentleman, and James Palin, of the same Place, Gentleman; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Jellett et al Petition referred to Judges

Upon reading the Petition of Morgan Jellett and Brilliana his Wife, in Behalf of themselves and their Children, Ruth Jellett, Mary Jellett, Brilliana Jellett, Morgan Jellett, and Ann Jellett, who are all of them infants under the Age of Twenty-one Years, and of Ruth Gresham Widow of William Gresham, in Behalf of herself. And her only Child Stanhope Mason Gresham, who is also an infant under the Age of Twenty-one Years; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

D Buccleugh Petition referred to Judges.

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

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

Hodshon and Bayne’s Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Edmund Hodshon Clerk, Rector of the Rectory and Church of Spennthorn, in the County of York and Diocese of Chester, and William Baynes, of Middleham in the said county of York Gentleman; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Peacock’s petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of William Peacock Clerk, Rector of the Rector and Church of Dandy Wiske and Gafferton, otherwise Yafferton, in the County of York and Diocese of Chester; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Bell’s Petition referred, to Judges.

Upon reading the petition of William Worthington Bell; praying leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

E. Ferrers Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Washington Earl Ferrers Viscount Tamworth; praying Leave to bring in Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

E. Strathmore et Ux. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable John Bowes Earl of Strathmore, and the Right Honourable Mary Eleanor Bowes Contess of Strathmore, his Wife, in Behalf of themselves and their infant Children; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Sir John Shelley’s Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading to Petition of the Right Honourable Sir John Shelley Baronet, on Behalf of himself and his infant Son John Shelley; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the petition mentioned:

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

Owen’s Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of William Owen Esquire, formerly called William Mostyn, on Behalf of himself and William Owen his Son, an infant; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

V Irwin et al petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable the Lord Viscount Irwin Lord of the Manor of Leeds Kirkgate cum Holbeck within the Parish of Leeds, in the County of York; and of the Reverend Samuel Kirsbaw, Doctor in Divinity, Jeremiah Dixon, Thomas Medhurst, and Richard Wilson, Esquires; Richard Cotton Gentleman; James Kenton, John Blayds, and William Dawson, Esquires; the Reverend Richard Fawcett Clerk; John Micklethwaite, Edmund Lodge, Thomas; Rea Cole, John Calverley and Ingram Ryder, Esquires; Inhabitants within the Township and Parish of Leeds aforesaid, Managers of certain Estates within the said Township and Parish of Leeds aforesaid, appropriated to certain charitable Uses or Purposes within the said Township and Parish of Leeds aforesaid; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Greene et Ux. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Mordecai Greene Esquire, and Mary his Wife, in Behalf of themselves and of James Greene, their infant Son; Praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Osman and Freeman’s petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Reverend Henry Osman, Vicar of Leighton Bussard in the Country of Bedford, Clerk, and of Joshua Freeman; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

D. St Albans Petition referred to Judges.

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

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

V Grimston Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of James Viscount Grimston, of the Kingdom of Ireland; praying Leave to being in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Boyd against Steel Counsel and Solicitor as signed the Appellant.

Upon reading the Petition of John Boyd a Pauper, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which James Steel is Respondent; setting forth, “That their Lordships were pleased on the 23d Day of March 1744, to order that the Petitioner should be admitted to prosecute his Appeal In forma Paupers: That the Respondent not having put in his Answer though peremptorily ordered so to do, the Case was by an Order of their Lordships of the 8th of December last appointed to be heard ex Parte: That the Petitioner’s Case is prepared, settled, and signed; but Counsel have not yet been assigned him to argue the Cause;” and therefore praying, “Their Lordships to assign the Petitioner for his Counsel Sir John Dalrymple and Mr. Archibald Macdonald, and for his Solicitor William Urquhart.”

It is Ordered, That Sir John Dalrymple and Mr. Archibald Macdonald be assigned his Counsel, and Mr. William Urquhart his Solicitor, as desired.

Boyd against Steel; Respondent to be admitted in forma Pauperis.

Upon reading the Petition of James Steel, Respondent in a Cause depending in this House, to which John Body is Appellant; setting forth, “That the Petitioner being very poor, as by Certificate annexed appears, and being served with an Order, made by their Lordships upon the Petition and Appeal of John Boyd, is by reason of such his Poverty, unable to make his Defence as Respondent to the said Appeal, unless he is by their Lordships Order permitted to do so in forma Pauperis;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “To take the Premises under their Consideration, and to permit him to make his Defence to this Appeal in forma Pauperis:”

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be admitted to prosecute his Appeal in forma Pauperis in this House, as desired.

Mayow’s Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Ad for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of Philip Wynell Mayow Esquire, in Ashbrcnton, alias Ashprington, in Devon, in Trustees to be sold, and for settling other Estates of greater Value in Lieu thereof,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto.”

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

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

Mutiny Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

A Message to H. C that the Lords have agree to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Graves and Mr. Leeds:

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

Greene’s Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Robert Greene Merchant, with Juliana Greene, otherwise Judge, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Thursday the 9th Day of this instant March; and the Lords summoned.

Richmond Bridge, Cash Account delivered.

The House being informed, “That Mr. Smith from the Commissioners for building Richmond Bridge, attended:”

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar,

“Cash Account for building Richmond Bridge.

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Countess Dowager of Shaftesbury, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Right Honourable Mary Countess Dowager of Shaftesbury; 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 exchanging the Advowson of the Church of Hinton Mertell, otherwise Hinton Martell, in the County of Dorset, belonging to His Majesty, for the Advowson of the Church of Fringford, otherwise Ferringford, in the County of Oxford, belonging to the Right Honourable Mary Countess Dowager of Shaftesbury.

Sir Jacob Wolff’s Estate Bill; Standing Order dispensed with.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the Motion made on Tuesday last for dispensing with the Standing Order, No. 126, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting divers Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Southampton, (the Settled “Estate of Sir Jacob Wolff Baronet), in Trustees, to be conveyed to a Purchaser thereof; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Estates to be settled to the same Uses,” stands committed, may proceed upon the said Bill, not withstanding the said Order should not be complied with.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

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

Chapin against Bree.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Charles Chaplin Esquire is Appellant, and John Bree Clerk is Respondent, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Monday next; and that Mr. Justice Blackstone do then attend.

Adjourn.

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

Die Veneris 3o Martii 1775.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales Præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Carliol. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Cestrien. Ds. Bruce.
Epus Wigorn. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Roffen. Ds. Scarsdale.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Dux Manchester. Ds. Camden.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Northumberland.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Sir Francis Blake against Coutts and Hunter.

The Answer of James Coutts of Whitsomehill, Esquire, Banker in London, and John Hunter his Factor, to the Appeal of Sir Francis Blake of Twisell, in the County of Durham, Baronet, was this Day brought in:

L. Halkerton against Taylor et al.

As was also, The Answer Robert Taylor and others to the Appeal of William Falconar Lord Halkerton.

Nicol against verelst et al:

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of James Nicol Esquire, complaining of an Order of the Court of Chancery, of the 23d of February 1774; 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 just;” as also upon the Answer of Harry Verelst Esquire, Richard Smith Esquire, Alexander Camp bell Esquire, Claude Russell Esquire, Thomas Kelsall Esquire, Claude Russell Esquire, Richard Becher Esquire, and James Alexander Esquire, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Order 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 Order therein complained of be, and the same is hereby affirmed.

Davie against Verelst et al.

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Thomas Davie Esquire, Complaining of an Order of the Court of Chancery, of the 23d of February 1774; 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, just;” as also upon the Answer of Harry Verelst Esquire, Richard Smith Esquire, Alexander Campbell Esquire, Claude Russell Esquire, Thomas Kelsall Esquire, Charles Floyer Esquire, Richard Becher Esquire, and James Alexander Esquire, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Order 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 Order therein complained of be, and the same is hereby affirmed.

Leghs, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Peter Legh Esquire, and the Reverend Ashburnham Legh Clerk; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable Peter Legh Esquire, and the Reverend Ash. burnham Legh Clerk, to grant Building and Improving Leases of Part of their Settled Estates within the Counties of Lancaster and Chester.”

Jenkin’s Divorce Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale presented to the House (pursuant to an Order of Leave of the 27th of February last) a Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of the Reverend John Jenkins Clerk with Mery Jenkins his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Monday the 20th Day of this instant March; and that Notice thereof be affixed on the Doors of this House, and the Lords summoned; and that the said John Jenkins may be heard by his Counsel at the said Second Reading, to make out the Truth of the Allegations of the Bill; and that the said Mary Jenkins may have a Copy of the Bill; and that Notice be given her of the said Second Reading; and that she be at Liberty to be heard by her Counsel what she may have to offer against the said Bill at the same Time.

Jackson’s Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Margaret Jackson of Newington, in the County of Surry, Spinster; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Croose’s Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Croose of the Lodge, in the Lodge, in the County of Hereford, Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned: It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Justice Aston, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and after heating them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon under their Hands; and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Dickson’s Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Captain William Dickson of Ednam, Nephew and Heir of Tailzie in general served and retoured to the deceased James Dickson, sometime of Broughton, thereafter of Ednam, Merchant in London; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Smart et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Smart of Whickam, in the County of Durham, Gentleman, on Behalf of Elizabeth Smart, his Daughter and only Child, an infant under the Age of Twenty-one Years, by Margaret his late Wife, deceased; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Peyton et al Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Henry Peyton of Nutfield, in the County of Surry, Gentleman, and William Broughton of Bletchingly, in the said County, Gentleman, and Catherine his Wife, Daughter of the said Henry Peyton; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

E Session’s Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable Sir Charles William Molyneux Baronet, Lord Viscount Molyneux of Maryborough and Earl of Sefton in the Kingdom of Ireland, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Spitta for a Nat. Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Charles Louis Spitta; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for his Naturalization:

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

Bill read.

Accordingly, The Lord Scarsdale presented to the House a Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Charles Louis Spitta.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Lambert’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to confirm a Lease made by William Lambert, an infant, with the Consent of his Guardians, to the Right Honourable Edward Smith Stanley, commonly called Lord Stanley, of Lands in the Parish of Woodmanstern, in the County of Surry.

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

Ld. President. L. Bp. Carlisle. L. Cathcart.
L. Bp. Chester. L. Bruce.
D. Manchester. L. Bp. Worcester. L. Hyde.
D. Chandos. L. Bp. Rochester. L. Scarsdale.
D. Northumberland. L. Bp. Litch, & Cov. L. Camden.
M. Rockingham.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Suffolk.
E. Denbigh.
E. Carlisle.
E. Doncaster.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Aylesford.
E. Bucks.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Radnor.
V. Montague.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday the 20th Day of this instant, March, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Mayow’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of Philip Wynell Mayow Esquire, in Ashbrenton alias Ashprmgton, in Devon, in Trustees, to be sold; and for settling other Estates of greater Value in lieu thereof.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H.C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Graves and Mr. Leeds:

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

Jouenne’s Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Louis Jouenne.

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

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

Countess of Shaftesbury’s Estate Bill; King’s Consent signified to it.

The Earl of Rochford acquainted the House, That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for exchanging the Advowson of the Church of Hinton Mertell, otherwise Hinton Martell, in the County of Dorset, belonging to His Majesty, for the Advowson of the Church of Fringford, otherwise Ferring ford, in the County of Oxford, belonging to the Right Honourable Mary Countess Dowager of Shaftesbury, was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

Burke et Ux. Against Puxley et al.; Pleadings proved.

The House being informed, “That Mr. Thomas Madely attended, in order to deliver in Copies of Pleadings and Proceedings in the Cause, wherein John Burke Esquire, and Margaret his Wife, and others, are Appellants; and Mary Puxley and others are Respondents.”

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

And then he withdrew.

Sir Francis Blake against Coutts and Hunter.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Sir Francis Blake Baronet is Appellant, and James Coutts Esquire and John Hunter are Respondents:”

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

America and West Indies Accounts relating to Exports to and from delivered.

The House being informed, “That Mr: Tomkyns from the Custom House attended:”

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Order of the 7th of February last,

“An Account of the Value of Exports and Imports to and from North America and England, from Christmas 1739 to Christmas 1773, distinguishing each Colony and Year, and British Goods, Wares, and Merchandize, from Foreign.

“Also, An Account of the Value of Exports and Imports to and from the West Indies and England, from Christmas 1739 to Christmas 1773, distinguishing each Island and Year, and British Goods, Wares, and Merchandize, from Foreign.”

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles there of being read by the Clerk:

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

Adjourn.

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

Die Lunæ, 6o Martii 1775.

Domini tum Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Londin. Ds. De Ferrars.
Epus. Lincoln. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Oxon. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Bath. & Wells. Dux Bolton. Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Landaven. Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Cestrien. Ds. Bruce.
Epus. Wigorn. Dux Manchester. Ds. Archer.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Chandos. Ds. Ponsonby.
Epus. Roffen. Dux Dorset. Ds. Wycombe.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. March. Rockingham. Ds. Sondes.
Epus. Bangor. Comes Exeter. Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Pelham.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Milton.
Comes Carlisle. Ds. Ducie.
Comes Doncaster. Ds. Digby.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield:
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Chaplin against Bree.

Counsel (according to Order) ware called in to be heard in the Cause wherein Charles Chaplin Esquire is Appellant, and John Bree Clerk is Respondent, being an Appeal from an Order of the Court of Exchequer of the 16th of May 1774:

And Mr. Justice Blackstone attending, as ordered, was heard to make his Report of what passed at the Trial of this Cause at the Assizes at Lincoln,

Which done,

Mr. Serjeant Hill was heard for the Appellant on the First and Second Issue.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till Tomorrow.

Plomer to take the Name of Clarke, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable John Clarke Esquire, (heretofore called John Plomer), and the Heirs Male of his Body, to take and bear the Surname and Arms of Clarke, pursuant to the Will of Richard Clarke Esquire, deceased;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Power against Windis.

Upon reading the Petition of David Power, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Samuel Windis is Respondent; setting forth, “That the Petitioner’s Appeal is brought from a Decree of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, and is set down for hearing, and stands Sixth in their Lordships Paper of Appeals: That the Petitioner is desirous of attending the Hearing of the Appeal, which is amicably brought before their Lordships upon a Point of Law arising on the Popery Acts made in Ireland, forasmuch as no Inconvenience doth arise to the Respondent, as by the annexed Consent appears;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “That this Appeal may stand adjourned to the Second Cause Day after the Recess at Easter, or to such other Day as their Lordships will please to appoint; the Agent for the said Respondent having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:”

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of this Cause be adjourned to the Second Cause Day after the Recess at Easter, as desired.

Ward against Hartpole.

A Petition of Robert Hartpole Esquire, Respondent in a Cause depending in this House, to which Nicholas Ward is Appellant, was presented and read; setting forth, “That on the 25th of April last, the Appellant preferred his Appeal, complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery of Ireland, and on the 20th of June following obtained an Order for amending his said Appeal: That on the 22d June 1774, the Petitioner put in his Answer to the said Appeal That the Appellant in the present Session has presented a new Appeal in the same Words with the former Appeal: That the Petitioner has been at a considerable Expence in taking out an Office Copy of the said First Appeal, which was or an extraordinary Length, and in putting in his Answer thereto;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “That they will be pleased to order the Appellant to pay to the Petitioner such Sum as their Lordships shall think proper, for his Costs occasioned by the Appeal presented last Session of Parliament, and not proceeded on by the Appellant; or that the Appellant may be obliged, at his own Expence, forthwith to deliver to the Petitioner, or his Agent, an Office Copy of the Appeal presented in this Session; or that their Lordships will be pleased to make such other Order as to their Lordships, in their great Wisdom, shall seem meet:”

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

And being withdrawn:

Ordered That the Appellant, or his Agent, at his own Expence, do forthwith deliver to the Petitioner, or his Agent, an Office Copy of the Appeal presented in this Session; and also do pay to the said Respondent, or his Agent, the Sum of Three Guineas for his Costs incurred by bringing the new Appeal.

Parker et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of John Parker of Saltram, in the County of Devon, Esquire, and Therese his Wise, and others; 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 effecting an Exchange between John Parker and Montagu Edmund Parker, Esquires, of Parts of their Settled Estates, in the County Devon; and for other Purposes there in mentioned.”

Legh’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable Peter Legh Esquire, and the Reverend Ashburnham Legh Clerk, to grant Building and Improving Leases of Part of their Settled Estates, within the Counties of Lancaster and Chester

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

Ld. President. L. Abp. Canterbury. L. Le Despencer.
D. Bolton. L. De Ferrars.
D. Ancaster. L. Bp. London. L. Willoughby Br.
D. Manchester. L. Bp. Lincoln. L. Cathcart.
D. Chandos. L. Bp. Oxford. L. Godolphin.
D. Dorset. L. Bp. Bath & Wells. L. Sandys.
M. Rockingham. L. Bruce.
L. Bp. Landaff. L. Archer.
E. Exeter. L. Bp. Chester. L. Ponsonby.
E. Denbigh. L. Bp. Worcester. L. Wycombe.
E. Carlisle. L. Bp. St. Davids. L. Sondes.
E. Doncaster. L. Bp. Rochester. L. Scarsdale.
E. Plymouth. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Pelham.
E. Scarbrough. L. Milton.
E. Coventry. L. Bp. Bangor. L. Ducie.
E. Cassilis. L. Digby.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Sussex.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Brooke.
E. Bucks.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Townshend.
V. Weymouth.
V Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

Their Lordship, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday the 21st Day of this instant March, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Countess of Shaftesbury’s Esate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for exchanging the Advowson of the Church of Hinton Mertell, otherwise Hinton Martell, in the County of Dorset, belonging to His Majesty, for the Advowson of the Church of Fringford, otherwise Ferringford, in the County of Oxford, belonging to the Right Honourable Mary Countess Dowager of Shaftesbury.”

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

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

L. Halkerton against Taylor et al.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein William Lord Falconar of Halkerton is Appellant, and Robert Taylor and others are Respondents;”

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

Graham, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Robert Graham Clerk; 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, in Trustees, several Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the Parishes of Arthur et and Kirk Andrews, in the County of Cumberland Part of the Estate of Catherine Widdrington, commonly called Catherine Lady Widdrington, deceased, for a Term of Five, hundred Years, for raising and paying certain Sums of Money to the Reverend Robert Graham Clerk; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

America, Papers relating to Disturbances in delivered.

The Earl of Dartmouth (by His Majesty’s Command) laid before the House more Papers relating to Disturbances in America, together with a List thereof, which was read by the Clerk, as follows; (videlicet),

“No 1. Copy of a Letter from Lieutenant Governor Colden to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated New York, lst February 1775, received 28th February, enclosing,
“2. Copy of the Lieutenant Governor’s Speech to the General Assembly.
“3. Copy of Address of the Council.
“4. Copy of Address of the Assembly.
“5. Extract of a Letter from Governor Franklin to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated New Jersey, lst February 1775, received 28th February, enclosing,
“6. Copy of the Governor’s Speech to the General Assembly.
“7. Copy of Address of the Council, and of the Governor’s Answer.
“8. Copy of the Resolves of the Assembly, and of their Address.
“9. Extract: of a Letter from Deputy Governor Penn to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated Philadelphia 30th January 1775, received 28th February, enclosing,
“10. Copy of Proceedings of a Provincial Convention held at Philadelphia.
“11. Copy of the Testimony of the People called Quakers.

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

Adjourn.

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

Die Martis, 7o Martii 1775

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. D. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Epus. Londin. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Eliens. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Lincoln. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Oxon. Dux Bolton. Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Bath &. Wells. Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Carliol. Ds. Bruce.
Epus. Landaven. Dux Chandos. Ds. Archer.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Dorset. Ds. Ponsonby.
Epus. Meneven. March. Rockingham. Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Roffen. Comes Denbigh. Ds. Sondes.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Comes Carlisle. Ds. Scarsdale.
Epus. Bangor. Comes Plymouth. Ds. Pelham.
Comes Scarbrough. Ds. Ducie.
Comes Coventry. Ds. Camden.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Chaplin against Bree.

Counsel (according to Order) were called in to be further heard in the Cause wherein Charles Chaplin Esquire is Appellant, and John Bree Clerk is Respondent.

Mr. Cust was heard for the Appellant.

Mr. Perryn was heard for the Respondent.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow, and that the Cause which stands for To-morrow be put off to Friday next; and that the Rest of the Causes, on Cause Days, be removed in Course.

Jouenne’s Nat. Bill.

The Earl of Macclesfield reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Louis Jouenne,” 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.”

Rigton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, enclosing, and improving, certain Commons, Lands, and Grounds, in the Township of Rigton, in the Parish of Kirkby Overblow, in the County of York; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Parkers’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for effecting an Exchange between John Parker and Montagu Edmund Parker, Esquire’s, of Parts of their Settled Estates in the County of Devon; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

Ld. President. L. Abp. Canterbury. L. Le Despencer.
L. De Ferrars.
D Bolton. L. Willoughby Br.
D. Ancaster. L. Bp. London. L. Cathcart.
D. Chandos. L. Bp. Ely. L. Trevor.
D. Dorset. L. Bp. Lincoln. L. Godolphin.
M. Rockingham. L. Bp. Oxford. L. Sandys.
E. Denbigh. L. Bp. Bath & Wells. L. Bruce.
E. Carlisle. L. Archer.
E. Plymouth. L. Bp. Carlisle. L. Ponsonby:
E. Scarbrough. L. Bp. Landaff. L. Hyde.
E. Coventry. L. Bp. Chester. L. Sondes.
E. Abercorn. L. Bp. St. Davids. L. Scars dale.
E. Galloway. L. Bp. Rochester. L. Pelham.
E. Dalhousie. L. Bp. Litch.& Cov. L. Ducie.
E. Marchmont. L. Camden.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Strafford.
E. Aylesford.
E. Sussex.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Effingham.
E. Bucks.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Radnor.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Townshend.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

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

Cook et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Robert Cooke of Kenbury, in the County of Devon, Esquire, and others; 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.

Stone’s Estate Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting several Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Devon, and City of Exeter, late the Estate of Robert Stone Gentleman, deceased, in Trustees, to enable them to convey the same to the Purchasers thereof, and to apply the Money arising by such Sale in Payment of the Debts of the said Robert Stone, pursuant to a Decree of the Court of Chancery.”

V. Torrington et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Right, Honourable George Lord Viscount Torrington and others; 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 exchanging certain Lands and Tenements, Part of the Estates comprised in the Settlement made on the Marriage of the Right Honourable George Lord Viscount Torrington, for certain Lands and Tenements belonging to the President and Scholars of Saint John Baptist College, in the University of Oxford; and also for exchanging certain Mills and Lands thereto belonging, likewise comprised in the said Settlement, for certain Lands and Tenements belonging to John Dilly Gentleman.”

Mendip Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a large Open and uncultivated Common or Tract of Ground, Parcel of the Forest of Mendip, situate within the Parishes of Doulting and Stoke Saint Michael otherwise Stokclane, in the County of Somerset;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Adjourn.

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

Die Mercurii, 8o Martii 1775.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Londin. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Eliens. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Cicestrien. Ds. Middleton.
Epus. Lincoln. Dux Beaufort. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Oxon. Dux Bolton. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Bath. & Wells. Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Bruce.
Epus. Asaphen. Ds. Archer.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Chandos. Ds. Ponsonby.
Epus. Landapen. Comes Suffolk. Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Petriburg. Comes Exeter. Ds. Mansfield.
Epus. Cestrien. Comes Denbigh. Ds. Scarsdale.
Epus. Wigorn. Comes Sandwich. Ds. Pelham.
Epus. Meneven. Comes Carlisle. Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Roffen. Comes Berkeley. Ds. Camden.
Epus. Litch.& Cov. Comes Plymouth. Ds. Digby.
Epus. Bangor. Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

L. Middleton takes his Seat.

This Day Thomas Lord Middleton sat first in Parliament After the Death of his Brother Francis Lord Middleton; his Lordship having first, at the Table, taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Chaplin against Bree:

Counsel (according to Order) were called in to be further heard in the Cause wherein Charles Chaplin Esquire is Appellant, and John Bree Clerk is Respondent.

Mr. Newnham was heard for the Respondent.

Mr. Serjeant Hill was heard to reply.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Moved, “To reverse so much of the Order complained of as directs a new Trial of the First Issue.”

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then it was moved, “To reverse so much of the Order complained of as directs a new Trial upon the Second Issue.”

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Whereupon,

The following Order and Judgement was made.

Judgement.

After hearing Counsel, as well on Monday last, as Yesterday and this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Charles Chaplin Esquire, complaining of an Order of the Court of Exchequer of the 16th of May 1774 directing a new Trial upon Two Issues formerly tried at the Assizes at Lincoln by order of the said Court, in a certain Cause wherein John Bree Clerk was Plaintiff, and Charles Chaplin Esquire Defendant; 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 John Bree Clerk, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration and Debate had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

It is Ordered and Adjudged by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That so much of the said Order complained of as directs a new Trial of the First of the said Issues, be, and the same is hereby reversed: And it is further Ordered and adjudged, That so much of the said Order, as directs a new Trial upon the Second of the said Issues, be, and the same is hereby affirmed: And it is further Ordered, That the said Court of Exchequer do give all proper Directions for carrying this Judgement into Execution.

Green’s Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Robert Greene, Merchant, with Juliana Greene, otherwise Judge, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Thursday the 23d Day of this instant March; and the Lords summoned

Stone’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled “An Act for vesting several Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Devon, and City of Exeter, late the Estate of Robert Stone Gentleman, deceased, in Trustees, to enable them to convey the same to the Purchasers thereof, and to apply the Money arising by such Sale in Payment of the Debts of the said Robert Stone, pursuant to a Decree of the Court of Chancery”

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

Ld. President. L. Abp. Canterbury. L. Le Despenser.
D. Beaufort. L. Abergavenny.
D. Bolton. L. Bp. London. L. Willoughby Br.
D. Ancaster. L. Bp. Ely. L. Cathcart.
D. Chandos. L. Bp. Chichester. L. Middleton.
L. Bp. Lincoln. L. Trevor.
E. Suffolk. L. Bp. Oxford. L. Sandys.
E. Exeter. L. Bp. Bath. & Wells. L. Bruce.
E Denbigh. L. Archer.
E. Sandwich. L. Bp St. Asaph. L. Ponsonby.
E. Carlisle. L. Bp. Carlisle. L. Hyde.
E. Berkeley. L. Bp. Landaff. L Mansfield.
E. Plymouth. L. Bp. Peterborough. L. Scarsdale.
E. Scarbrough. L. Pelham.
E. Coventry. L. Bp. Chester. L. Ducie.
E. Abercorn. L. Bp. Worcester. L. Camden.
E. Galloway. L. Bp. St. Davids. L. Digby.
E. Marchmont. L. Bp. Rochester.
E. Rosebery. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
E. Sussex.
E. Macclesfield. L. Bp. Bangor.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Bucks.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

Their Lordship, or any Five of them, to meet on Thursday the 23d Day of this instant March, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Mendip Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a large Open and Uncultivated Common, or Tract of Ground, Parcel of the Forest of Mendip situate within the Parishes of Doulting and Stoke Saint Michael, otherwise Stokelane, in the County of Somerset.”

Rigton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, enclosing, and improving, certain Commons, Lands, and Grounds, in the Township of Rigton, in the Parish of Kirkby Overblow, in the County of York; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

Plomer to take the Name of Clarke, Bill.

Plomer to Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable John Clarke Esquire, (heretofore called John Plomer), and the Heirs Male of his Body, to take and bear the Surname and Arms of Clarke, pursuant to the Will of Richard Clarke Esquire, deceased.”

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

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

Jonenne’s Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Louis Jouenne.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Tobacco, Account of the Net Produce of the Duties on, delivered.

The House being informed, “That Mr. Powell from the Custom House attended:”

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Order of the 14th of February last,

“An Account of the Net Produce of the Duties and Customs on Tobacco in England, from Christmas 1769 to Christmas 1774, distinguishing each Year.”

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

Ordered. That the said Account do lie on the Table.

Adjourn.

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

Die Jovis, 9o Martii 1775.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Epus. Londin. Ds. Camden.
Epus. Eliens. Dux Bolton.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Asaphen. Comes Denbigh.
Epus. Cestrien. Comes Sandwich.
Epus. Meneven. Comes Cassillis.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Aylesford.

PRAYERS.

Ward against Hartpole.

The Answer of Robert Hartpole Esquire to the Appeal of Nicholas Ward Esquire, was this Day brought in.

Plomer to take the Name of Clarke, Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill intituled, “An Act to enable John Clarke Esquire, (heretofore called John Plomer), and the Heirs Male of his Body, to take and bear the Surname and Arms of Clarke, pursuant to the Will of Richard Clarke Esquire, deceased,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the fame to the House, without any Amendment.”

Graham’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting in Trustees several Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the Parishes of Arthuret and Kirk Andrews, in the County of Cumberland, Part of the Estate of Catherine Widdrington commonly called Catherine Lady Widdrington, deceased, for a Term of Five hundred Years, for raising and paying certain Sums of Money to the Reverend Robert Graham Clerk; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

D. Bolton. L. Abp. Canterbury. L. Cathcart.
L. Scarsdale.
E. Denbigh. L. Bp. London. L. Camden.
E. Sandwich. L. Bp. Ely.
E. Cassillis. L. Bp. Bath. & Wells.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Aberdeen. L. Bp. St. Asaph.
E. Marchmont. L Bp. Chester.
E. Rosebery. L. Bp. St. Davids.
E. Aylesford.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Friday, the 24th Day of this instant March, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Rigton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, enclosing, and improving, certain Commons, Lands, and Grounds, in the Township of Rigton, in the Parish of Kirkby Overblow, in the County of York; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

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

Mendip Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a large Open and Uncultivated Common or Track of Ground, Parcel of the Forest of Mendip, situate within the Parishes of Doulting and Stoke Saint Michael, otherwise Stokelane, in the County of Somerset.”

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

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

Aubery; for a Nat. Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of John Peter Aubery; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for his Naturalization:

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

Bill read.

Accordingly, The Lord Scarsdale presented to the House a Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing John Peter Aubery.”

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ward against Hartpole.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Nicholas Ward Esquire is Appellant, and Robert Hartpole Esquire is Respondent:”

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

L. Falconar against Taylor et al; Petition for a Bye Day.

A Petition of William Lord Falconar of Halkerton, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Robert Taylor and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for hearing, was presented and read; setting forth, “That this Appeal being a Cause in Ejectment, it is necessary the same be heard on a short Bye-Day;” and therefore praying, “Their Lordships will be pleased to hear the same on Tuesday the 4th of April next, or on such other early Bye-Day as to their Lordships shall seem meet.”

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

And being withdrawn,

Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel at the Bar, on Tuesday the 4th Day of April next, as desired.

Massachusetts Bay, &c. to restrain the Trade of Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to restrain the Trade and Commerce of the Province of Massachusetts Bay and New Hampshire, and Colonies of Connecticut, and Rhode Island and Providence Plantation, in North America, to Great Britain, Ireland, and the Britain. Island, in the West Indies; and to prohibit such Provinces and Colonies from carrying on any Fishery on the Banks of Newfoundland, or other Places therein mentioned, under certain Conditions and Limitations;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Spitta takes the Oaths.

Charles Louis Spitta took the Oaths appointed in order to his Naturalization.

Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and seventy-five;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Mercers company, Accounts delivered.

The House being informed, “That Mr. Cawne from the Mercers Company, attended:”

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to Acts of Parliament,

“The Accounts of the Wardens and Commonalty o the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London, from the 10th of October 1773 to the 10th of October 1774 directed to be laid before each House of Parliament by Two Acts, One of the Twenty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second; intituled, “An Act for the Relief of the Annuitants of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London;” and the other of the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, intituled, “An Act for the Relief of the Bond and other Creditors of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London.”

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk,

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

Spitta’s Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Charles Louis Spitta.”

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

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

Yarmouth to Gorleston Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for amending and widening the Road leading from Yarmouth Bridge, through the Hamlet of South Town, otherwise Little Yarmouth, to Gorleston, in the County of Suffolk;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

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

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

Adjourn.

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

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

Die Veneris, 10o Martii 1775.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsenteas fuerunt:

Epus Londin. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Cicestrien. Ds. Romney.
Epus. Oxon. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Bath. & Wells. Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Bolton. Ds. Mansfield.
Epus. Petriburg. Dux Gordon. Ds. Scarsdale.
Epus. Roffen. Dux Portland. Ds. Camden.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Northumberland.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Body against Steel.

The Answer of James Steel a Pauper, to the Appeal of John Boyd a Pauper, was this Day brought in.

L. Walpole takes the Oaths.

This Day Horatio Lord Walpole took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Body against Steel.

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the Petition and Appeal of John Boyd of Easter Greenrig, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 8th of December 1772; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary there, of the 1st of March 1774; and praying, “That the same might be reversed or varied, 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 James Steel, 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.

America, Papers relating to Disturbances in, delivered.

The Earl of Dartmouth (by His Majesty’s Command) laid before the House,

“Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Governor Gage to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated Boston, 27th January 1775, received 7th March, enclosing, Copy of Petition of the Magistrates and sundry Inhabitants of Scituate and Marchfield.”

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk.

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

Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and seventy-five.”

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.

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

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

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.

Sir Jacob Wolff’s Estate Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting divers Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Southampton, (the settled Estate of Sir Jacob Wolff Baronet), in Trustees, to be conveyed to a Purchaser thereof, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled to the same uses,” was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto.”

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

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

Massachusetts Bay, &c. to restrain the Trade of, Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, “An Act to restrain the Trade and Commerce of the Province of Massachusetts Bay and New Hampshire, and Colonies of Connecticut, and Rhode Island and Providence Plantation, in North America, to Great Britain, Ireland, and the British Islands in the West Indies; and to prohibit such Provinces and Colonies from carrying on any Fishery on the Banks of Newfoundland, or other Places therein mentioned, under certain Conditions and Limitations,” be read a Second Time up Wednesday next, and the Lords summoned.

V. Torrington’s Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for exchanging certain Lands and Tenements, Part of the Estates comprised in the Settlement made on the Marriage of the Right Honourable George Lord Viscount Torrington, for certain Lands and Tenements belonging to the President and Scholars of Saint John Baptist College, in the University of Oxford; and also for exchanging certain Mills and Lands thereto belonging, likewise comprised in the said Settlement, For certain Lands and Tenements belonging to John Dilly Gentleman.”

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

Ld. President. L. Bp. London. L. Cathcart.
L. Bp. Chichester. L. Romney.
D. Bolton. L. Bp. Oxford. L. Edgecumbe.
D. Gordon. L. Bp. Bath. &. Wells. L. Walpole.
D. Portland. L. Mansfield.
D. Chandos. L. Bp. Carlisle. L. Scarf dale.
D. Northumberland. L. Bp. Peterborough. L. Camden.
M. Rockingham. L. Bp. Rochester.
E. Suffolk.
E. Denbigh.
E. Sandwich.
E. Rochford.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Fauconberg.
V. Townshend.
V. Falmouth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday, the 27th Day of this instant March, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Rigton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, enclosing, and improving certain Commons, Lands, and Grounds, in the Township of Rigton, in the Parish of Kirkby Overblow, in the County of York, and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Mendip Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled “An Act for dividing and enclosing a large Open and uncultivated Common or Tract of Ground, Parcel of the Forest of Mendip, situate within the Parishes of Doulting and Stoke Saint Michael, otherwise Stakelane, in the County of Somerset,” was committed.

Plomer to take the Name of Clarke, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable John Clarke Esquire, (heretofore called John Plomer), and the Heirs Male of his Body, to take and bear the Surname and Arms of Clarke, pursuant to the Will of Richard Clarke Esquire, deceased.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative

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

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

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

Adjourn.

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

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