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

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Did Lunæ, 4o Decembris 1775.
The King present. Bills passed. Paul and Grill’s Nat Bill. Basingstoke, &c Road Bill. St. Leonard Shoreditch, Paving, &c. Bill. Newcastle upon Tyne. &c Road Bill. Chang et Ux. Against Adams. Buckworth and Blencowe, Lcave for a Bill: Bill read. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 6o Decembris 1775
Nissen and Marwœde’s Nat. Bill. Hewitt against Elliot et al. Judgement. Buckworth and Blencowe & Bill. Ward against hantpole, Petition to put of the Hearing rejected. Basingstoke, &c Road Bill. St. Leonard Shoreditch, Paving, &c. Bill. Paul and Grill Nat. Bill. Newcastle upon Tyne, &c, Road Bill: Message to H. C that the ords have agreed to it. Sir Francis Blake against Coutts and Hunter. Cooke against Cocks: Jacobs against Ireland. Writs of Error nonplos’d with Costs. Savage to enter into Recognizance on Crang et Ux. Appeal. Northen Passage, Discovery or Bill. Quist’s Nat. Bill. Lady Holland et al Petition referred to Judges. Williams’s divorce Bill, Witnesses to attend. Adjourn. Die Jovis, 7o Decembris 1775
St Leonard Shoreditch, Paving, &c. Paving, &c. Bill. Basingstoke, &c Road Bill. Paul and Gull’s Nat. Bill. Duchess of Kingston, Clerk to summon Witnesses on her Trial. Northern Passage, Discovery of, Bill. Qnist’s Nat. Bill. Nissen and Marwœde’s Nat. Bill. Message to H. C that the Lords have agreed to it. Duchess of Kingston Lords summoned to consider her Trial. Lee against L. Vernon. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 8o Decembris 1775.
Basingstoke, &c. Road Bill. Shoreditch, Paving, &c. Bill. Paul and Grill’s Nat. Bill. Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills. Northern Passage, Discovery of, Bill. Quist’s Nat. Bill. Duchese of Kingston’s Trial, Committee to consider of Proceeding on. Adjourn.

Did Lunæ, 4o Decembris 1775.

Rex.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales praesentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius. Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Londin. Ds. Paget.
Epus. Eliens. Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Cestrien. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Reffen. Comes Suffolk. Ds. Scarsdale.
Epus. Bangor. Comes Denbigh.
Comes Galloway.
Viscounts Weymouth.
Viscounts Falmouth.

PRAYERS;

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed;

The King present.

His Majesty being seated on the Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended by His Officers of State, (the Lords being in their Robes), commanded the Gentleman Uther of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, “It is His Majesty’s Pleasure they attend Him immediately in this House.”

Who being come, with their Speaker;

He, after a Speech in relation to the Money Bill to be passed, delivered it to the Clerk, who brought it to the Table, where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Title of that and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow; (videlicet),

Bills passed.

“1. An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousands seven hundred and seventy-six.”

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

Le Roy remercieses bons Sujets, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult

“2. An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their “Quarters.”

“3. An Act to enable His Majesty, for a limited Time, to call out and assemble the Militia, in all Cases of Rebellion, within this Realm of Great Britain, or any of the Dominions thereunto belonging, and to summon the Parliament, in the Cases and Manner therein mentioned.”

To this Bill the Royal assent was pronounced by the Clerk Assistant, severally, in these Words; (videlicet),

Le Roy le veult.”

“4. An Act to enable the Right Honourable Robert Craggs Lord Viscounts Clare, and the Right Honourable Wellbore Ellis, to take, in Great Britain, the Oath of Office as Vice Treasurer, and Receiver General, and Paymaster General, of all His Majesty’s Revenues in the Kingdom of Ireland, and to qualify themselves for the Enjoyment of the said Offices.”

“5. An Act for naturalizing John Martin Fulhs.”

“6. An Act for naturalizing Francis Anthony Rou gemont.”

“7. An Act for naturalizing Anthony Ten Broeke

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

Soit fait comme il est desiré.”

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire:

And the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe:

The House was resumed.

Paul and Grill’s Nat Bill.

A Message Was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Elwes and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing John William Paul and Claes Grill;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Basingstoke, &c Road Bill.

A Messages brought from the House of Commons, by Captain Luttrell and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of so much of an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for re- pairing and widening the High Roads from Basing Stoke, through Popham Lane, Sutton Scotney, and Stock bridge, in the County of Southampton, to a Place called Lobcomb Corner, in the County of Wilts; and also for repairing and widening the Road from Spittle House, over Weyhill, to Mullen’s Pond, in the said County of Southampton,” as relates to the Roads from Basingstoke to Lobcomb Corner, in the County of Wilts;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

St. Leonard Shoreditch, Paving, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act, made in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, “for opening certain Passages, and for paving the Streets and other Places, in the Parish of Saint Leonard Shoreditch, in the County of Middlesex, and for preventing Annoy- anees therein;” and for extending the Powers of the said Act to such Part of a Lane called Hog Lane, as lies within the Liberty of Norton Falgate, in the said County;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Newcastle upon Tyne. &c Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled, “An Act for repairing the Road from the West Cowgate near the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne, through the West End of Kenton, Pont Eland, Higham Dykes, Newham Edge, Belsay Mill, and South Middleton, to the North Side of the River Wanspeck, in the County of Northumberland” 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 lame to the House, without any Amendment.”

Chang et Ux. Against Adams.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Crang and Mary his Wife, complaining of an Order of the Court of Exchequer of the 18th of November last, over-ruling the Petitioner’s Plea; which Order was not made up and entered till the 2 lst of November last; and praying, That the fame may be reversed, and his said Plea allowed, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that John Adams the Younger, Esquire, may be required to answers the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said John Adamt the Younger, Esquire, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 18th Day of this instant December; and Service of this Order upon the Solicitor or Clerk in Court for the said Respondent in the said Court of Exchequer, shall be deemed good Service.

Buckworth and Blencowe, Lcave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Reverend Emerald Buckworth Doctor of Laws, and John Blencowe Esquire, praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to subject and charge the Prebend of Marston Saint Lawrence, in the County of Northampton, and the Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments thereunto be- longing, to and with the Payment of Two several perpetual yearly Rent Charges, to Doctor Everard Buckworth, and his Successors in the said Prebend; and for diverting the Fee-Simple and Inheritance thereof out of him and his Successors, and for vesting the fame, so charged, in John Blencowe Esquire, his Heirs and Assigns.”

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii sextum diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis tie decernentibus.

Die Mercurii, 6o Decembris 1775

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes. fuerunt:

Epus. Londin. Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Duresm. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Eliens. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Bolton. Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Mansfield.
Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Oxford.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

Nissen and Marwœde’s Nat. Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Nifs Nissen and Christopher Gabriel Mar wœde,” 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.”

Hewitt against Elliot et al.

A Petition of Edward Hewitt of London, Merchant, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which David Elliot and others are Respondent, which stands appointed for Hearing, was presented and read; setting forth, u That the Court of Session, After pronouncing the Interlocutor of the 17th of February 1775, complained of in the Appeal, having remitted the Cause to the Lord Ordinary, he pronounced an Interlocutor applying the Judgement of the whole Lords in these Words; “28th February 1775, Finds the Defenders liable in Payment to the Pursuers of the said Sum of £.1119 Sterling, with. Interest thereof from the 24th Day of August 1772, and till Payment, deducing therefrom £.200 paid to William Jameson, and £.113, being the Amount of the Bill drawn on Alexander Dove, of Date the 4th June 1772, at Eighty Days Date; and finds the Defenders are also entitled to a Deduction of such Share of Stephenson’ s Effects falling to their Debts in Proportion with the other Creditors of Stephenson;” and therefore praying their Lordships, That he may be at Liberty to add the above Interlocutor to the said Appeal, he amending the Respond ents Copy.”

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

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to amend his said Appeal, by adding the said Interlocutor above recited, as desired, he amending the Respondent Copy.

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the Petition and Appeal of Edward Hewitt of London, Merchant, surviving Partner of the Company trading under the Firm of Hewitt and Brockhurst, Merchants in London, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland of the 2d of March 1774, and 17th of February 1775; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary there of the 28th of February 1775; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, 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 David Elliot and others, Trifles or Assignees of Andrew Stephenson, Merchant in Glasgow, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Judgement.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutor of the 2d of March 1774, complained of in the said Appeal, be, and the fame is hereby affirmed: And it is further Ordered and Adjudged, That the said Interlocutors of the 17th and 28th of February 1775, also complained of in the said Appeal, be. and the fame are hereby reversed; and that the Appellant’s Defence be sustained;

Buckworth and Blencowe & Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to subject and charge the Prebend of Marson Saint Lawrence, in the County of Northampton, and the Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, thereunto belonging, to and with the Payment of Two several perpetual yearly Rent Charge a, to Doctor Everard Buckworth, and his Successors in the said Prebend; and for vesting the Fee-Simple and Inheritance thereof out of him and his Successors, and for vesting the fame, so charged in John Blencowe Esquire, his Heirs and Assigns.”

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

Ld. President. L. Bp. London. L. Willoughby Par.
L. Bp. Durham. L. Cathcart.
D. Bolton. L. Bp. Ely. L. Edgecumbe.
D. Ancaster. L. Bp. Chester. L. Hyde.
D. Bridgewater. L. Bp. Bangor. L. Mansfield.
E. Suffolk. L. Scarsdale.
E. Denbigh.
E. Berkeley.
E. Rochford.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Loudoun.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Oxford.
V. Falmouth.

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

Ward against hantpole, Petition to put of the Hearing rejected.

A Petition of Robert Haripole Esquire, Respondent in a Cause depending in this House, to which Nicholas Ward is Appellant, was presented and read; setting forth, “That by the Adjournment of Four Causes, and the Withdrawing of Two others which stood before this Cause for hearing, this Appeal now stands Third for hearing in their Lordships Paper; that the Petitioner conceiving that this Cause could not be Heard till After the Recess, is not prepared for the Hearing of the fame on the Day which now Hands appointed by their Lordships for that Purpose;” and therefore praying their Lordships, That this Cause. may be adjourned till the First Day for hearing Causes After the Recess.”

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

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the said Petition be rejected.

Basingstoke, &c Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of so much of an Act made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for repairing and” widening the High Roads from Basingstoke through Popham Lane, Sutton, Scotney, and Stockbridge, in the County of Southampton, to a Place called Lobcomb Corner, in the County of Wilts; and also for repairing and widening the Road from Spittle House, over Weyhill, to Mullen’s Pond, in the said County of Southampton” as relates to the Roads from Basingstoke to Lobcomb Corner, in the County of Wilts.”

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.

St. Leonard Shoreditch, Paving, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act, made in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for opening certain Passages, and for paving the Streets and other Places, in the Parish of Saint Leonard Shoreditch, in the County of Middlesex, and for preventing Annoyances therein;” and for extending the Powers of the said Act to such Part of a Lane called Hog Lane, as lies within the Liberty of Norton Falgate, in the said County.”

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 fame Day, at the fame Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Paul and Grill Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing John William Paul, and Claes Grill.”

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 fame Day, at the fame Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Newcastle upon Tyne, &c, Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled, “An Act for repairing the Road from the West Cowgate near the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne, through the West End of Kenton, Pont Eland, Higham Dykes, Newham Edge, Belfay Mill, and South Middleton, to the North Side of the River Wanspeck, in the County of Northumberland

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Sir Francis Blake against Coutts and Hunter.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Francis Blake, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which James Coutts Esquire, and John Hunter his Factor, are Respondent, which stands appointed for hearing; setting forth, “That the Matters in Disputed between the Parties in this Cause are under Compromise;” and therefore praying their Lordships “To put off the Hearing of the said Cause till After all the Causes already appointed, the Agent for the said Respondent having singed the said Petition, as consenting thereto:”

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off till After all the Causes already appointed, as desired.

Cooke against Cocks:

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Somers Cocks Esquire, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein William Henry Cooke is Plaintiff:

Jacobs against Ireland.

Also, Upon reading the Petition of Richard Ireland, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein John Jacob and Joseph Jacob are Plaintiffs; setting forth, “That the Plaintiffs have not assigned “Errors within the Time ordered by the House;” and therefore praying, “That the said Writs of Error may “be nonpros’d, with such Costs as to their Lordships “shall seem meet:”

Writs of Error nonplos’d with Costs.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners do forthwith enter a Non-pros. on the said Writs of Error, as desired; and that the Records be remitted to the Court of King’s Bench, to the End Execution may be had upon the Judgements given by that Court as if no such Writs of Error had been brought into this House: And further, That the Plaintiffs in Error do pay, or cause to be paid, to the Defendants in Error, the Sum of Forty Pounds for their Coils, by reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgements.

Savage to enter into Recognizance on Crang et Ux. Appeal.

The House being moved, “That James Savage of the Parish of Saint Clement Danes, in the County of Middlesex, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Crang and Mary his Wife, on Account of their Appeal depending in this House, they residing in the Country:”

It is Ordered, That the said James Savage may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellants, as desired.

Northen Passage, Discovery or Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for giving a publick Reward unto such Person or Persons, being His Majesty’s Subject or Subjects, as shall discover a Northern Partage for Vessels by Sea, between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans; and also unto such as shall first approach, by Sea, within One Degree of the Northern Pole;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Quist’s Nat. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Charles Quest;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Lady Holland et al Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable Mary Lady Dowager Holland, on Behalf of herself and of the Right Honourable Henry Richard Lord Holland her infant Son, the Right Honourable Lord Digby, and the Honourable Charles James Fox; 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 Ashurfi and Mr. Baron Hotham, 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 singed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the fame.

Williams’s divorce Bill, Witnesses to attend.

Ordered, That Grace Mansfield, Mary Parker and Hannah Pignaud, do attend this House on Monday next, in order to be examined as Witnesses upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Thomas Williams with Ann Lantware his now Wise, and to enable him to marry again 5 and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, septimum diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis fie decernentibus.

Die Jovis, 7o Decembris 1775

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm. Comes Bathurat, Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Eliens. Ds. custom.
Epus. Lincoln. Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Cestrien. Ds. Scarsdale.
Epus. Bangor. Comes Rochford.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Northington.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

St Leonard Shoreditch, Paving, &c. Paving, &c. Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act, made in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, “for opening certain Passages, and for paving the Streets and other Places, in the Parish of Saint Leonard Shoreditch, in the County of Middlesex, and for preventing Annoyances therein;” and for extending the Powers of the said Act to such Part of a Lane called Hog Lane, as lies within the Liberty of Norton Falgate, in the said County,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Al- legations 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.”

Basingstoke, &c Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of so much of an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act. for repairing and widening the High Roads from Basingstoke, through Popham Lane, Sutton Scotney, and Stockbridge, in the County of Southampton, to a Place called Lobcomb Cofner, in the County of Wilts; and also for repairing and widening the Road from Spittle House, over Weyhill, to Mullen’s Pond, in the said County of Southampton,” as relates to the Roads from Basingstoke to Lobcomb Corner, in the County of Wilts;” was committed.

Paul and Gull’s Nat. Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for naturalizing John William Paul and Class Grill” was committed.

Duchess of Kingston, Clerk to summon Witnesses on her Trial.

Upon reading the Petition of Philip Meadows Esquire; setting forth; “That at the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace held in and for the County of Middlesex at Hicks’s Hall, on the 9th Day of January last, a Bill of Indiöment was found against Elizabeth the Wife of Augusts John Hervey Esquire, (now Earl of Bristol), stiling herself Elizabeth Duchess Dowager of Kingston; that their Lordships have been pleased to cause the said Indictment to be brought up before their Lordships by Certiorari issued for that Purpose; that since the Certiorari was so returned, their Lord ships have been pleased to appoint the Trial of the said Indictment at the Bar of their Lordships House for Monday the 18th of this instant December’, that the Petitioner, at whose Instance, in Behalf of himself and of the Lady Frances his Wife, the only Sifter, Heir at Law, and next of Kin of the most Noble Evelyn Pierrepont Duke of Kingston deceased, the said Indictment was prepared, and is now prosecuted, will have Occasion to require the Attendance of many Persons as witnesses on the said Trial;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “That the Clerk of this Honourable House may be authorized by-their Lordships to issue Summonses for such witnesses to attend at the said Trial, as shall be desired by the Petitioner:”

It is Ordered, That the Clerk this House be authorized to summon such witnesses to attend at the said Trial as may be desired by the Petitioner, or by the said Elizabeth, calling herself Duchess Dowager of Kingston.

Northern Passage, Discovery of, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for giving a publick Reward unto such Person or Persons, being His Majesty’s Subject or Subjects; as shall discover a Northern passage for Vessels by Sea between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans; and also unto such as shall first approach by Sea within One Degree of the Northern Pole.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Qnist’s Nat. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Charles Quist.”

Nissen and Marwœde’s Nat. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Niss Nissen and Christopher Gabriel Marwœde

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. Pechell and Mr. Eames.

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

Duchess of Kingston Lords summoned to consider her Trial.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned to attend this House To-morrow, to take into Consideration several Matters relative to the Indictment found against Elizai beth, calling herself Duchess Dowager of Kingston, by the Name of Elizabeth the Wife of Augusts John Hervey Esquire, (now Earl of Bristol, and One of the Peers of this Realm), which is to be heard at the Bar of this House on Monday the 18th Day of this instant December

Lee against L. Vernon.

The House being informed, “That the Right Honourable George Lord Vernon, Respondent to the Appeal of Richard Lee Esquire, 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 Josiah Larke of Gray’s Inn, in the County of Middlesex, Gentleman, 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.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit praesens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, octavum diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Act horae, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Veneris, 8o Decembris 1775.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Comes Bathurst, Can cellarius. Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Duresm. Ds. Willoughby Pat.
Epus. Eliens. Comes Gower, Praeses. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Norvicen. Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Lincoln. Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Oxon. Dux Bridgewater. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Cestrien. Comes Suffolk. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Wigorn. Comes Denbigh. Ds. Ponsonby.
Epus. Bangor. Comes Peterborough. Ds. Vere.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Rochford. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Buckingham. shire.
Comes Hardwicke.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Basingstoke, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of so much of an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for repairing and widening the High Roads from Basingstoke, through Popham Lane, Sutton Scotney, and Stockbridge, in the County of Southampton, to a Place called Lobcomb Corner, in the County of Wilts; and also for repairing and widening the Road from Spittle House, over Weyhill, to Mullen’Pond, in the said County of Southampton as relates to the Roads from Basingstoke to Lobcomb Corner, in the County of Wilts.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Shoreditch, Paving, &c. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act, made in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for opening certain Passages, and for paving the Streets and other Places, in the Parish of Saint Leonard Shoreditch, in the County of Middlesex, and for preventing Annoyances therein;” and for extending the Powers of the’ said Act to such Part of a Lane called Hog Lane, as lies within the Liberty of Norton Falgate, in the said County.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Paul and Grill’s Nat. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for “naturalizing John William Paul and Claes Grill

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 Three preceding Bills.

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

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

Northern Passage, Discovery of, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for giving a publick Reward unto such Person or Persons, being His Majesty’s Subject or Subjects, as shall discover a Northern Passage for Vessels by Sea between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans; and also unto such as shall first approach by Sea within One Degree of the Northern Pole.”

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.

Quist’s Nat. Bill.

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

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

Ld. Presidents. L. Abp. Canter. bury. L. Le Despencer.
Ld. Privy Seal. L. Bp. Durham. L. Willoughby Par.
D. Bridgewater. L. Bp. Ely. L. Cathcart.
E. Suffolk. L. Bp. Norwich. L. Trevor.
E. Denbigh. L. Bp. Lincoln. L. Cadogan.
E. Peterborough. L. Bp. Oxford. L. Edgecumbe.
E. Sandwich. L. Bp. Chester. L. Sandys.
E. Rochford. L. Bp. Worcester. L. Ponsonby.
E. Abercorn. L. Bp. Bangor. L. Vere.
E. Galloway. L. Hyde.
E. Loudoun. L. Scarsdale.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Oxford.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Buckingham. shire.
E. Hardwicke.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

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

Duchese of Kingston’s Trial, Committee to consider of Proceeding on.

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

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been present this Session, be appointed a Committee to consider of the proper Methods of Proceeding, in order to the Trial of Elizabeth calling herself Duchess Dowager of Kingston, indicted by the Name of Elizabeth the Wife of Augusts John Hervey Esquire, (now Earl of Bristol, and One of the Peers of this Realm), and report their Opinion thereupon to the House.

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit praesens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque et in diem Lunas, undecimum diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Auroras, Dominis sic decernentibus.