House of Lords Journal Volume 34
May 1776, 1-10

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 34: May 1776, 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 34: 1774-1776 (1767-1830), pp. 684-711. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113705 Date accessed: 21 September 2014.


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Die Mercurii, 1o Maii 1776.
Rogers against Holled et al. Sir Charles Whitworth’s Estate Bill: Whitfeld’s Bill. Messages to H. C with the Two preceding Bills. Returns respecting the Poor, Bill. D. St. Albans Estate Bill. Smith’s Bill. Sir William Molesworth’s Estate Bill; Motion for shortening Committee. Sir John Abdy’s Estate Bill; Motion for shortening Committee. Smith’s Bill; Motion for shortening the Committee. D. St. Albans Estate Bill; Motion or shortening the Committee. Gordon’s Bill; Motion for shortening the Committee. Heywood’s Bill; Motion for shortening the Committee. Ross against Ross, et e con. Treaty with the Prince of Waldeck load before the House. Jenkins’s Divorce Bill. Sir William Wake’s Estate Bill. Yelvertost Enclosure Bill. Great Bowden Enclosure Bill. Jellett or Mason’s Bill; Committee shortened. Walgrave Enclosure Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Adjourn. Die Jovis, 2o Maii 1776.
Rogers against Holled et al.: Question to the Judges, and their Answer: Judgement. Dolman’s Bill. Sir William Wake’s Estate Bill: Dolman’s Bill: Message to H. C with the Two preceding Bills. Sir John Abdy’s Estate Bill, Committee shortened. Smith’s Bill Committee shortened. D. St Albans Estate Bill; Committee shortened. Hey wood’s Bill, Committee shortened. Gordon’s Bill; Committee shortened. Stapilton’s Bill; Motion for shortening Committee. Jellett or Masen’s Bill. Great Bowden Enclosure Bill. Clarebrough and Welham Enclosure Bill. Clipston and Newbold Enclosure Bill. Glatton and Holme Drain age Bill. Trent and Mersey Navigation Bill Tadcaster to Halton Dyal Road Bill. Ashburton Roads Bill. Chatham Paving, &c. Bill. Message from H. C to return Wigglesworth’s Bill. South and North Killingholme Enclosure Bill. Mulgrave Enclosure Bill. Amotherby Enclosure Bill. Cawood and Wiston Enclosure Bill. Messages from. H. C. to return Hinde’e Bill; and Rudge’s Bill. Yelvertost Enclosure Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords hare agreed to it. Bentinck, Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 3o Maii 1776.
D. St. Albans Estate Bill. Manchester Streets Bill. Isle of Wight Poor Bill. Message from H. C to return Clayton’s Bill. Weymouth, &c. Paving, &c. Bill. Scotch Alien’s Bill. Sykes’s Bill. Messages from H.C. to return the Bill for Medows to take the Name of Theobald; and Newnham’s Bill; and Chevalier’s Nat. Bill. Yardley Hastings Enclosure Bill. L. Irwin’s Estate Bill. Haywood’s Bill; Motion to dispense with Standing Order. Estcourt’s Bill. Eyre’s Bill. Crowcombe, &c. Enclosure Bill. L. Irwin’s Estate Bill. Jellett, et Maton’s Bill. Estcoutt’s Bill: Messages to H. C. with the Three preceding Bills. Ashburton Roads Bill: Clipston and Newbold Enclosure Bill: Tadcaster to Halton Dyal Road Bill: Tient and Mersey Navl gation Bill; Glatton and Holme Drainage Bill: Clarebrough and Welham Enclosure Bill: Great Bowden Enclosure Bill: Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Seven preceding Bills. Bentinck’a Bill: Motion for Committee on it. Stapilton’s Bill; Committee shortened. Cawood and Wistow Endo. fore Bill. South and North Kiltingholme Enclosure Bill. Adjourn. Die Lunæ, 6o Maii 1776:
Plate, Nett Produce of the Duty on, to be land before the House. The Secretary of Excuse to attend. Sir William Molesworth Estate Bill. Cawood and Wistow Enclosure Bill. South and North Killingholme Enclosure Bill. Sir William Molesworth’s Estate Bill. Message to H. C. with it. Eyre’s Bill: Crewcombe, &c Enclosure Bill: Messages to H C. that the. Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills. Weymouth &c Paving &c Hill. Amotherby Enclosure Bill: Mulgrave En closure Bill. Yardley Hastinga Enclosure Bill. Bentinek’t Sill; Committee shortened. Heywood’s Bill Standing Order dispensed with. Returns respecting the Poor, Bill. Welby Enclose suit Bill. Portsmouth Lighting, &c, Hill. Creat Bright Warwick, &c. Road Bill. Iston Enclosed sure Bill. Pilchard Fishery Bill. Lords summoned. Jenkin’s Divorce Bill. Scotch Alien Bill. Adjourn. Die Martis, 7o Maii 1776.
Ross against Rose, et e con. Iston Enclosure Bill. Great Bridge, Warwick, &c. Road Bill. South and North Killingholme Enclosure Bill: Cawood and Wistow Enclosure Bill: Messages to H C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills. Kent, to drain Gan ral, in, Bill. West Horndon Enclosure Bill. Manchester Streets Bill. D St Albans Estate Bill. Gordon’s Bill. Hooper et Ux. against Kennedy; Petition for a Bye Day. Convention between His Majesty and the Prince of Helle Cassel, delivered. Scotch Aliens Bill. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 8o Maii 1776.
Rose against Ross, et e con. Heywood’s Bill. L. Montfort’s Estate Bill. Coney Weston Enclosure Bill. Smith’s Bill. Bentinck’s Bill. Iston Enclosure Bill. Mulgrave Enclosing Bill. Yasdley Hast, mgs Enclosure Bill. Amotherby Enclosure Bill. Weymouth, &c. Paving, &c. Bill. Manchester Streets Bill. D. St. Albans Estate Bill: Gordon’s Bill: L. Muntsort’s Estate Bill: Heywood’s Bill: Messages to H C with the Four preceding Bills. Weymouth, &c. Paving, &c Bill: Coney Weston Enclosure Bill. Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills Welby Enclosure Bill. Pilchard Fishery Bill. Scotch Alien Bill. Portsmouth Lighting, &c. Bill. Isle of Wight Poor Bill. Sykes’s, Bill: Motion for shortening the Committee on it. Jenkins’s Divorce Bill. Hooper et Ux, against Kennedy. Smith’s Bill. Message to H. C. with it. Manchester Streets Bill: Iston Enclosure Bill. Mulgrave Enclosure Bill. Yardley Hastings Enclosure Bill: A mother by Enclosure Bill: Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Five preceding Bills. Screveton Enclosure Bill. Exchequer Loans Bill. Flax Seed, Importation of toll Ireland Bill. Bugles, Duties upon, &c. Bill. Coin Laws prosecuting Offenders against, Bill. Indemnity Bill. West Horn don Enclosure Bill, Adjourn Die Jovis, 9o Maii 1776.
Interlocutors affirmed Sykes’s Bill, Committee shortened. Bentinck’s Bill Message to H. C. with it. Scotch Aliens Bill. Scotch Aliens Bill. Message to H. C. with it. Jenkins’s Divorce Bill. Message to H. C with Amendments to It. Message from H C. to return Sterne’s Bill. East bury and Blagrove Enclosure Bill. Exchequer Loans Bill. Coin Laws prosecuting Offenders against, Bill. Indemnity Bill. Flax Seed, Imposition of to Ireland, Bill. Bugles, Ditties upon, &c. Bill. Screveton Enclosure Bill. Kent, to drain General Val lie in, Bill, Petitions against. Taylor against Gordon, Petition for a Bye Day, rejected. Sir John Abdy Estate Bill. Die Veneris, 10o Maii 1776. Sykes’s Bill. West Horndon Enclosure Bill. Screveton Enclosure Bill. Great Bridge, Warwick, &c. Road Bill. Portsmouth Lighting, &c Bill. Exchequer Loans Bill. Flax Seed, Importation of to Ireland, Bill. Indemnity Bill. Coin Laws, prosecuting Offenders against, Bill. Bugle,Duties upon, &c. Bill: Stapilton’s Bill: Message to H. C. with it. Coin Laws, prosecuting Offenders against, Bill: Flax Seed, Importation of to Ireland Bill: Indemnity Bill: Bugles,Duties upon, &c. Bill: West Horndon Enclosure Bill: Sykes’s Bill: Portsmouth Lighting, &c Bill: Screveton Enclosure Bill. Great Bridge, Warwick,: Sic. Road Bill Message to H C. that the Lord have agreed to the Nine preceding Bills. Expiring Laws Bill. Anglesey Coals Bill. Over and Nether Weedon Beck Enclosure Bill. Coaches, &c. Duties on, &c. Bill. Muslins and Callicoes, Drawbacks on, &c. Bill. Whale Fishery Bill. East bury and Blagrove Enclosure Bill. Dispatches from General Howe and Admiral Shuldham, Address for, refused. Lords summoned. Adjourn.

Die Mercurii, 1o Maii 1776.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præaelig;sentes fuerunt:

Arcbiep. Cantuar. Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Londin. Comes Gower. Præaelig;ses. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Norvicen. Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S. Ds. Bruce.
Epus. Lincoln. Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Bath. & Wells. Comes Suffolk. Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Cestrien. Comes Abercorn. Ds. Mansfield.
Epus. Meneven. Comes Galloway. Ds. Scarsdale.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Comes Oxford.
Epus. Bangor. Comes Aylesford.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

Rogers against Holled et al.

The Order of the Day being read for hearing Counsel further in the Cause wherein Samuel Rogers Clerk, is Appellant, and Thomas Holled and others, are Respondents:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

Mr. Serjeant Hill was heard for the Appellant.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow; and that the Counsel be called in at One o’Clock; and that the Judges do then attend.

Sir Charles Whitworth’s Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the Sale of the Estates of Sir Charles Whitworth, in the County of Somerset; and for exonerating the same, and his Estates in the County of Kent, from the Portions of his younger Children, provided by his Marriage Settlement.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Whitfeld’s Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable John Whitfeld Esquire, to charge Part of his Settled Estates in the County of Northampton, in the Manner therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C with the Two preceding Bills.

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

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

Returns respecting the Poor, Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, “An Act for obliging the Overseers of the Poor within the several Parishes and Places within that Part of Great Britain called England, to make Returns, upon Oath, to certain Questions specified in the Act relative to the State of their Poor; and to authorize and require the Justices of the Peace within their respective Divisions and Jurisdictions, in the several Counties and Cities in England and Wales, to take such Returns upon Oath, and to Cause them to be transmitted to the Clerk of the House of Commons,” be read a Second Time on Monday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

D. St. Albans Estate Bill.

Hodie 4a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for re-vesting Part of the Real and Personal Estates of the Most Noble George Duke of Sarnt Albans, in him; 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. Willoughby Br.
Ld. Privy Seal. L. Willoughby Par.
L. Bp. London. L. Sandys.
E. Suffolk. L. Bp. Norwich. L. Bruce.
E. Abercorn. L. Bp. Lincoln. L. Ravensworth.
E. Galloway. L. Bp. Bath & Wells. L. Hyde.
E. Oxford. L. Mansfield.
E. Aylesford. L. Bp. Chester. L. Scarsdale.
E. Spencer. L. Bp. St. Davids.
E. Hillsborough. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
V. Montague.
V. Falmouth. L. Bp. Bangor.

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

Smith’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Estates in the Counties of Wilts and Somerset, late belonging to John Smith Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold for Payment of his Debts; 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 on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Sir William Molesworth’s Estate Bill; Motion for shortening Committee.

The House was moved, “That the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable certain Persons, during the successive Minorities of Sir William Molesworth Baronet, and his Brothers, to grant Leases of the Estates devised to them by the Will of Sir William Morice Baronet, deceased,” stands committed, may meet on the said, Bill on an earlier Day than is appointed in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session.”

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

Sir John Abdy’s Estate Bill; Motion for shortening Committee.

The House was moved, “That the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen-Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the Sale of a Leasehold Estate late belonging to Sir John Abdy Baronet, deceased, at Bishop’s Canning, in the County of Wilts, and of Timber Trees growing on his Estates in the County of Essex, and also of his Medals and Coins, for paying off and discharging certain Incumbrances affecting his Real Estates in Essex; and for laying out the Residue of the Monies arising by such Sale, in the Purchase of Lands, to be settled to the same Uses as his Estates in Essex now stand settled by his Will,” stands committed, may meet on the said Bill on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session:”

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

Smith’s Bill; Motion for shortening the Committee.

The House was moved, “That the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Estates in the Counties of Wilts and Somerset, late belonging to John Smith Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold for Payment of his Debts; and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” stands committed, may meet on the said Bill on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session:”

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

D. St. Albans Estate Bill; Motion or shortening the Committee.

The House was moved, “That the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for re-vesting Part of the Real and Personal Estates of the Most Noble George Duke of Saint Albans, in him; and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” stands committed, may meet on the said Bill on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session.”

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

Gordon’s Bill; Motion for shortening the Committee.

The House was moved, “That the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Ad for setting and securing certain Parts of the Lands and Barony of Corsemichael, called Greenlaw, and others, lying in the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, to and in Favour of Isabel Gordon of Culvennan, Widow of William Gordon of Greenlaw, Esquire, for her Life, and to and in Favour of Alexander Gordon of Culvennan, Esquire, her eldest Son, and the same Series of Heirs in Fee Tail, and under the same Conditions and Limitations as are mentioned and contained in a Deed of Entail, made in the Year One thousand seven hundred and forty-two, by John Macculloch of Barholm, and Jean Gordon his Wife; and for vesting in the aforesaid Alexander Gordon, and his Heirs and Assigns, in Fee Simple, the Estate of Culvennan, and others, lying in the County of Wigton, together with the Sum of One thousand nine hundred and seventy-one Pounds Sterling,” stands committed, may meet on the said Bill on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session:”

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

Heywood’s Bill; Motion for shortening the Committee.

The House was moved, “That the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Settled Estates of Peter John Heywood Esquire, in the Isle of Man, called The Nunnery, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments, in that Part of Great Britain called England, to be settled in lieu of the said Estates in the Isle of Man, intended to be sold,” stands committed, may meet on the said Bill, on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session:”

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

Ross against Ross, et e con.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Munro Ross of Pitcalny Esquire is Appellant, and John Ross of Balnagown Esquire is Respondent, et e contra, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Tuesday next.

Treaty with the Prince of Waldeck load before the House.

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

“Copy of a Treaty between His Majesty and the Prince of Waldeck, signed at Arolsen, 20th April 1776; and Translation.”

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Jenkins’s Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of the Reverend John Jenkins Clerk, with Mary Jenkins 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 Monday next, and the Lords summoned; and that the several Persons who were ordered to attend as Witnesses on that Day, do then attend.

Sir William Wake’s Estate Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Free School House, Dwelling House for the Master and Usher, Close, and other Premises thereto belonging, in Courtenhall, in the County of Northampton, in Sir William Wake Baronet, and his Heirs, upon the Conditions therein mentioned,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof,” which were sound to be true; that the Parties’ concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Yelvertost Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands, of and within the Parish and Liberties of Yelvertost, in the County of Northampton,” was committed.

Great Bowden Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands, within the Parish and Liberties of Great Bowden, in the County of Leicester.”

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.

Jellett or Mason’s Bill; Committee shortened.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday for dispensing with the Standing Order requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Time of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting Two Sixth Parts of the Estates, late of Stanhope Mason Gentleman, deceased, in England and Ireland, in Trustees, to be sold; and for purchasing other Estates to be settled in lieu thereof;” stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

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

Walgrave Enclosure Bill:

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

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 the former Messengers:

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præaelig;sens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, secundum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræaelig;, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Jovis, 2o Maii 1776.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præaelig;sentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Dux Cumberland. Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Londin. Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Cicestrien. Ds. Bruce.
Epus. Lincoln. Dux Gordon. Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Bath. & Wells. Dux Northumberland. Ds. Mansfield.
Epus. Cestrien. Ds. Lyttelton.
Epus. Wigorn. Comes Winchilsea. Ds. Scarsdale.
Epus. Meneven. Comes Rochford.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Comes Abercorn.
Epus. Bangor. Comes Oxford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Rogers against Holled et al.:

The Order of the Day being read for hearing Counsel further in the Cause wherein Samuel Rogers Clerk is Appellant, and Thomas Holled and others are Respondents; and for the Judges to attend:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

Mr. Attorney General was heard for the Respondents.

Mr. Serjeant Grosse was also heard for the Respondents.

Mr. Solicitor General was heard to reply.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Question to the Judges, and their Answer:

Proposed, “That the following Question be put to the Judges;” (videlicet),

“Whether, supposing the Deed of 1764 to have been fraudulently obtained, the Deed and Letter of 12th December 1769, for the additional Consideration of £.1,050, and Costs, in Law and Equity, in the Causes then depending between the said Thomas Smith and Thomas Holled, paid to the Respondent Smith After the Church became vacant, is in Law a good Revocation of the Presentation of the Appellant by the Respondent Smith?

The same was agreed to, and the said Question was accordingly put to the Judges.

Whereupon,

The Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer; having conferred with the rest of the Judges present, delivered their unanimous Opinion upon the said Question, as follows:

“That, supposing the Deed of 1764 to have been fraudulently obtained, the Deed and Letter of 12th December 1769, for the additional Consideration of £.1,050, and Costs, in Law and Equity, in the Causes then depending between the said Thomas Smith and Thomas Holled, paid to the Respondent Smith after the Church became vacant, is not in Law a good Revocation of the Presentation of the Appellant by the Respondent Smith.” And gave his Reasons.

Whereupon, the following Order and Judgement was made:

Judgement.

After hearing Counsel, as well on Tuesday lait as Yesterday and this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Samuel Rogers Clerk, complaining of an Order of Dismission of the Appellant’s Bill of the Court of Chancery of the 3d of February last, 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 Thomas Holled, and the Reverend Knightley Holled Clerk; and the Answer of the Right Reverend John Lord Bishop of Lincoln, put in to the said Appeal; and also upon hearing the unanimous Opinion of the Judges present upon a Question of Law to them proposed; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

It is Declared, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That, supposing the Deed of 1764 to have been fraudulently obtained, the Deed and Letter of the 12th of December 1769, is not in Law a good Revocation of the Presentation of the Appellant by the Respondent Smith: And it is therefore Ordered and Adjudged, That the said Order, dismissing the Appellant’s Bill, complained of in the said Appeal, be, and the same is hereby reversed; and it is further Ordered, That the Cause be remitted back to the Court of Chancery, to do therein as shall be agreeable to Law and Justice.

Dolman’s Bill.

The Lord Bruce reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Settled Estates of Robert Dolman Esquire, and Robert Dolman the Younger, in Pocklington and elsewhere, in the County of York, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in lieu thereof, to the same Uses,” was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were sound 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.

Sir William Wake’s Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Free School House, Dwelling House for the Mailer, and Usher, Close, and other Premises thereto belonging, in Courtenhall, in the County of Northampton, in Sir William Wake Baronet, and his Heirs, upon the Conditions therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Dolman’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Settled Estates of Robert Dolman Esquire, and Robert Dolman the Younger, in Pocklington and elsewhere, in the County of York, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in lieu thereof, to the same Uses.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C with the Two preceding Bills.

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

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

Sir William Molesw orth’s Estate Bill; Committee shortened.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order, requiring Four teen Days Notice to be given of the Time of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable certain Persons, during the successive Minorities of Sir William Molesworth Baronet, and his Brothers, to grant Leases of the Estates devised to them by the Will of Sir William Morice Baronet, deceased,” stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

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

Sir John Abdy’s Estate Bill, Committee shortened.

]The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Time of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the. Sale of a Leasehold Estate, late belonging to Sir John Abdy Baronet, deceased, at Bisbop’s Canning, in the County of Wilts, and of Timber Trees growing on his Estates in the County of Essex, and also of his Medals and Coins, for paying off and discharging certain Incumbrances affecting his Real Estates in Essex; and for laying out the Residue of the Monies arising by such Sale in the Purchase of Lands, to be settled to the same Uses as his Estates in Essex now stand settled by his Will,” stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

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

Smith’s Bill Committee shortened.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Time of Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Estates in the Counties of Wilts and Somerset, late belonging to John Smith Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold for Payment of his Debts; and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

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

D. St Albans Estate Bill; Committee shortened.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Time of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for re-vesting Part of the Real and Personal Estates of the Most Noble George Duke of Saint Albans in him; and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be dispensed with in this Case; and that the Committee may meet to consider the said Bill on Tuesday next.

Hey wood’s Bill, Committee shortened.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Time of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Settled Estates of Peter John Heywood Esquire, in the Isle of Man, called The Nunnery, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments in that Part of Great Britain called England, to be settled in lieu of the said Estates in the Isle of Man, intended to be sold,” stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be dispensed with in this Case; and that the Committee may meet to consider the said Bill on Tuesday next.

Gordon’s Bill; Committee shortened.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday for dispensing with the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Time of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for settling and securing certain Parts of the Lands and Barony of Corsemichael, called Greenlaw, and others, lying in the Stewartry of Kircudbright, to and in Favour of Isabel Gordon of Culvennan, Widow of William Gordon of Greenlaw, Esquire, for her Life, and to and in Favour of Alexander Gordon of Culvennan, Esquire, her eldest Son, and the same Series of Heirs, in Fee Tail, and under the same Conditions and Limitations as are mentioned and contained in a Deed of Entail, made in the Year One thousand seven hundred and forty-two, by John Macculloch of Barholm, and Jean Gordon his Wife; and for vesting in the aforesaid Alexander Gordon, and his Heirs and Assigns in Fee-Simple, the Estate of Culvennan, and others, lying in the County of Wigton, together with the Sum of One thousand nine hundred and seventy-one Pounds Sterling,” stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be dispensed with in this Case; and that the Committee may meet to consider the said Bill on Tuesday next.

Stapilton’s Bill; Motion for shortening Committee.

The House was moved, “That the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of Henry Stapilton Esquire, at Wighill, in the County of the City of York, in the said Henry Stapilton, in Fee-Simple; and for settling, in lieu thereof, other Lands and Hereditaments of the said Henry Stapilton, lying contiguous to, and interspersed with, the Remainder of the said Settled Estates, and also the Tithes thereof, and of such Remainder to the same Uses,” stands committed, may meet on the said Bill on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session:”

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

Jellett or Masen’s Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting Two Sixth Parts of the Estates late of Stanhope Mason Gentleman, deceased, in England and Ireland, in Trustees, to be sold; and for purchasing other Estates to be settled in lieu thereof,” was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were sound to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Great Bowden Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands, within the Parish and Liberties of Great Bowden, in the County of Leicester,” was committed.

Clarebrough and Welham Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Meadows, Stinted Common Pastures, Free Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Townships of Clarebrough and Welham, in the Parish of Clarebrough, in the County of Nottingham,” was committed.

Clipston and Newbold Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands, within the Parish and Liberties of Clipston and Newbold, otherwise Nobald, in the County of Northampton,” was committed.

Glatton and Holme Drain age Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for draining, embanking, and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds, called The Parts and Alder lots, in the Parishes of Glatton and Holme, in the County of Huntingdon,” was committed.

Trent and Mersey Navigation Bill

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lord Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Company of Proprietors of the Navigation from the Trent to the Mersey, to make a navigable Canal from the said Navigation, on the South Side of Harecastle, in the County of Stafford, to Froghall, and a Rail-way from thence to or near Caldon, in the said County; and to make other Rail-ways,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were sound 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.”

Tadcaster to Halton Dyal Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, so far as relates to repairing the Road from Tadcaster to Halion Dyal, in the West Riding of the County of York,” was committed.

Ashburton Roads Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for continuing and enlarging the Terms and Powers of Two several Acts of Parliament respecting Roads near the Borough of Ashburton, in the County of Devon,” was committed.

Chatham Paving, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Twelfth Year of His present Majesty, “for paving, cleansing, lighting, and watching, the Streets and Lanes in the Town and Parish of Chatham, in the County of Kent, and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein;” and to extend the Provisions of the said Act to such Parts of the High Street in Chatham as are situate in the Parishes of Saint Margaret and Gillingham, and to other Places adjoining or contiguous to the said Town;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

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

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for discharging Part of the Estate of Nicholas Wrigglesworth and Ayscogh Wrigglesworth his eldest Son, from the Payment of a yearly Sum of Thirty-five Pounds, given by Sir Edward Barkham, long since deceased, to charitable Uses, and of and from other Incumbrances; and for charging the same respectively upon a competent Part of the Estates of the said Nicholas Wrigglesworth, and his Son; and for vesting the Residue thereof in Trustees, to be sold for the Payment of Debts, and other the Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

South and North Killingholme Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, within the Lordships and Parish of South and North Killingholme, in the County of Lincoln;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Mulgrave Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Arable Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Moors, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Manor of Mulgrave, within the Parish of Lyth, in the North Riding of the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Amotherby Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Arable Fields, Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Township of Amotherby in the Parish of Appleton in the Street, in the North Riding of the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Cawood and Wiston Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Common Fields, Woods and Average Grounds, Ings, Marshes, Carrs, Commons, and other Waste Lands and Grounds, within the several Manors and Parishes of Cawood and Wistow, in the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Messages from. H. C. to return Hinde’e Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for settling certain Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Parishes of Saint Mary-le-bone and Saint Paneras, or One of them, in the County of Middlesex, to the Uses agreed to be thereof limited in the Settlement made on the Marriage of Jacob Hinde Esquire with Anne Thayer, now Anne Hinde, his Wife, with Power to make such Leases thereof as in the said Act are mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Rudge’s Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting a Leasehold Messuage in Grosvenor Square, in the Parish of Saint George Hanover Square, in the County of Middlesex, bequeathed by the Will of Edward Rudge Esquire, deceased, in Trustees to be sold, and other the Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Yelvertost Enclosure Bill.

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Bentinck, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Rentra Bentinck Widow, on Behalf of herself and her infant Children; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Manors, Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the several Counties of Middlesex, Surry, Southampton, and Norfolk, the Freehold, Copyhold, and Leasehold Estates, late of John Albert Bentinck Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to sell, mortgage, or exchange, any Part or Parts thereof; and for applying the Money to arise thereby, in discharging Incumbrances, and making Buildings and Improvements on the said Estates, and in completing Purchases of Lands agreed for by the said John Albert Bentinck, and for other Purposes; and for laying out the Residue of such Money in the Purchase of other Manors, Lands, or Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses as are now subsisting concerning the same.”

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præaelig;sens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, tertium diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræaelig;, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Veneris, 3o Maii 1776.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præaelig;sentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens. Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Bath, & Wells. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Gower, Præaelig;ses.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Manchester. Ds. Scarsdale.
Epus. Reffen. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Camden.
Edus. Bangor. Comes Galloway. Ds. Digby.
Comes Breadalbane.

PRAYERS.

D. St. Albans Estate Bill.

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been present this Session, be added to the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for re-vesting Part of the Real and Personal Estates of the Most Noble George Duke of saint Albans, in him; and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” stands committed.

Manchester Streets Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for widening and improving several Streets in the Town of Manchester, and for opening new Streets or Passages within the said Town;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Isle of Wight Poor Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Richard Worsley, and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue the Corporation of the Guardians of the Poor within the Isle of Wight, and to confirm the Powers and Authorities now vested in the said Corporation, and to provide new Powers and Regulations for the, Members of the same; and to repeal an Act, passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for establishing a House or Houses of Industry in the Isle of Wight, for the Reception, Maintenance, and Employment of the Poor belonging to the several Parishes and Places within the said Island;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

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

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable William Clayton Esquire, during his Life, and the Guardians of his infant Children After his Decease, to make building and improving Leases of certain Lands and Premises, Part of the Manor of Kennington, in the County of Surrey, held by Letters Patent from His Majesty as Part of the Duchy of Cornwall; and to raise Money for Payment of the Fines and Expences of renewing the said Letters Patent, and for defraying the Expences to attend the granting such building and improving Leases;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Weymouth, &c. Paving, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for paving, cleansing, lighting, and watching, the Borough and Town of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis, in the County of Dorset; and for removing all Encroachments, Obstructions, and Annoyances therein;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Scotch Alien’s Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to declare His Majesty’s natural-born Subjects inheritable to the Estates of their Ancestors, whether lineal or collateral, within that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, notwithstanding their Father or Mother were Aliens;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Ordered, That the last-mentioned Bill be printed.

Sykes’s Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for enabling Christopher Sykes Esquire to raise Money by way of Charge or Mortgage upon divers Lands and Grounds in the Parish of Sledmere, in the County of York, Part of the Settled Estates of the said Christopher Sykes, on the Improvement intended to be made by him thereof; and for limiting a Rent Charge thereout to Elizabeth Sykes his Wife, in lieu of her Life Estate in Part of the fame Lands and Grounds; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

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

Messages from H.C. to return the Bill for Medows to take the Name of Theobald;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to amend an Act, made and passed in the Fourteenth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act to enable John Medows the Elder, Gentleman, and his Issue Male, to take the Surname and Arms of Theobald, pursuant to the Will of Elizabeth Theobald Window, deceased; and also to enable John Medows. eldest Son of the said John Medows (now John Theobald), and the Heirs of his Body, to take the said Surname, and bear the said Arms of Theo, bald;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the fame, without any Amendment.

and Newnham’s Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of John Newnham Esquire, in the Counties of Huntingdon, Middlesex, and Sussex, and in the Cities of London and Canterbury, in Trustees, to be fold; and for purchasings other Estates in lieu thereof, to be settled to the fame Uses;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the fame, without any Amendment.

and Chevalier’s Nat. Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Marie Magdelaine Chevalier; and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the fame, without any Amendment.

Yardley Hastings Enclosure Bill.

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

With a: Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the Manor and Parish of Yardley Haftings, in the County of Northampton;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

L. Irwin’s Estate Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill intituled, “An Act for vesting Several Estates, late of Samuel Shepheard of Exnmg, in the County of Suffolk, Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be fold; and for purchasings other Estates, to. be conveyed to the like Uses; 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 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.

Haywood’s Bill; Motion to dispense with Standing Order.

The House being moved, “That the Standing Order of this House, No. 126, concerning Bills for felling Lands in one Place and buying Lands in another Place, to be settled in lieu thereof, may be so far dispensed with as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Settled Estates of Peter John Heywood Esquire, in the Isle of Man, called The Nunnery, in Trustees, to be fold; and for laying out the Money, arising by such Sale, in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments, in that Part of Great Britain called England, to be settled in lieu of the said Estates in the Isle of Man, intended to be fold,” stands committed; may proceed on the said Bill, notwithstanding the said Order should not be complied with:”

It is Ordered, That the said Motion be taken into Confederation on Monday next; and the Lords sum. moned.

Estcourt’s Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for applying the Money to and by Sale of certain Messuages situate in Cheapside, in the City of London devised by the Will of Edmund Escourt Esquire, deceased, to Trustees, to be fold, in the building a Mansion House upon the Settled Estates late of the said Edmund Estcourt, at Shipton Moyne and Dovel, in the County of Gloucester, together with the Material of the antient Mansion House now standing thereon,” was committed: “That they had considered the said “Bill, and examined the Allegations there, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned, had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the fame to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Eyre’s Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to discharged certain Lands, heretofore Part of the Estate and Inheritance of Thomas Eyre Esquire, deceased, situate within the lordship of High Peak, in the County of Derby, from the Payment of a certain Fee Farm Rent, of One hundred Pounds a Year; and for securing the fame on other Parts of the said Estate,” was committed.

Crowcombe, &c. Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and uncultivated Lands and Tracts of Waste Ground, called Crowcombe, Eeathsield, and Heddon, and Parcel of Suantock Hills, within the Parish of Crowcombe, in the County of Somerset,” was committed.’

L. Irwin’s Estate Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting several Estates late of Samuel Shepherd, of Exning, in the County of Suffolk, Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be fold; and for purchasings other Estates to be conveyed to the like Uses; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Jellett, et Maton’s Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting Two Sixth Parts of the Estates late of Stanhope Mason Gentleman, deceased, in England and Ireland, in Trustees, to be fold; and for purchasings other Estates to be settled in lieu thereof.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Estcoutt’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for applying the Money to arise by Sale of certain Messuages, situate in Cheapside, in the City of London, de-vided by the Will of Edmund Estcourt Esquire, deceased, to Trustees, to be fold, in the building a Mansion House upon the Settled Estates late of the said Edmund Estcourt, at Shipton Moyne and Dovel, in the County of Gloucester, together with the Materials of the antient Mansion House now standing thereon.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. with the Three preceding Bills.

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

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

Ashburton Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing and enlarging the Terms and Powers of Two several Acts of Parliament, respecting Roads near the Borough of Asburton, in the County of Devon

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Clipston and Newbold Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands, within the Parish and Liberties of Clifton and Newbold, otherwise Nobald, in the County of Northampton.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Tadcaster to Halton Dyal Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, so far as relates to repairing the Road from Tadcaster to Helton Dyal, in the West Riding of the County of York.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Tient and Mersey Navl gation Bill;

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act. to enable the Company of Proprietors of the Navigation from the Trent to the Mersey, to make a navigable Canal from the said Navigation on the South Side of Harecastle, in the County of Stafford, to Froghall, and a Rail-way from thence to or near Caldon, in the said County; and to make other Rail-ways.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative

Glatton and Holme Drainage Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for draining, embanking, and preserving, certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds, called The Parts and Al derlots, in the Parishes of Glatton and Holme, in the County of Huntingdon.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative,

Clarebrough and Welham Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Meadows, Stinted Common Pastures, Free Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Townships of Clarebrough and Welham, in the Parish of Clarebrough, in the County of Nottingham.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Great Bowden Enclosure Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

And Messages were, severally, sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

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

Bentinck’a Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Manors, Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the several Counties of Middlesex, Surrey, Southampton, and Norfolk, the Freehold, Copyhold, and Leasehold Estates, late of John Albert Bentinck Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, in Trust, to fell, mortgage, or exchange, any Part or Parts there of; and for applying the Money to arise thereby in discharging Incumbrances, and making Buildings and Improvements on the said Estates, and in completing Purchases of Lands agreed for by the said John Albert Bentinck, and for other Purposes; and for laying out the Residue of such Money in the Pur-chase of other Manors, Lands, or Hereditaments, to be settled to the fame Uses as are now subsisting concerning the same.”

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

Ld. President. L. Bp. Ely. L. Sandys.
D. Manchester. L. Bp. Bath & Wells. L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
E. Abercorn. L. Bp. Chester. L. Vernon.
E. Galloway. L. Bp. Rochester. L. Camden.
E. Breadalbane. L. Bp. Bangor. L. Digby.

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

Motion for Committee on it.

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

It is Ordered, That the said Motion be taken into Confederation on Monday next; and the Lords summoned.

Stapilton’s Bill; Committee shortened.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Confederation the Motion made Yesterday for dispensing with the Standing Order requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Time of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of Henry Stapilton Esquire, at Wighill, in the County of the City of York, in the said Henry Stapilton, in Fee-Simple; and for setting, in lieu thereof, other Lands and Hereditaments of the said Henry Stapilton, lying contiguous to and interfered with the Remainder of the said Settled Estates, and also the Tithes thereof, and of such Remainder to the fame Uses,” stands committed; may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed in regard of the approaching Conclusions of the Session:

And Confederation being had thereof accordingly:

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be dispersed with in this Case; and that the Committee may meet to consider the said Bill on Wednesday next.

Cawood and Wistow Endo. fore Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Common Fields, Woods. and Average Grounds, Ings, Marshes, Carrs, Commons, and other Waste Lands and Grounds, within the several Manors and Parishes of Cawood and Wistow, in the County of York.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Confederation 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.

South and North Kiltingholme Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, within the Lordships and Parish of South and North Killingholme, in the County of Lincoln.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Confederation 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.

Adjourn.

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

Die Lunæ, 6o Maii 1776:

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin. Dux Cumberland. Ds. Paget.
Epus. Eliens. Comes Bathurst, Caw cellarius. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Bath. & Wells. Ds. Bruce.
Epus: Cestrien. Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Bolton. Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Roffen. Dux Portland. Ds. Scarsdale.
Epus. hitch, & Cov. Dux Manchester. Ds. Beaulieu.
Epus. Bangor. Comes Derby. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Northington.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

Plate, Nett Produce of the Duty on, to be land before the House.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, “An Account of the Nett Produce of the Duty on Silver Plate, imposed by an Act of the 29th Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, from the Commencement of the said Act to the 5th of July 1763, inclusive, distinguishing each Year.”

The Secretary of Excuse to attend.

Ordered, That the Secretary to the Commissioners of Excise, and Edward Mulso, General Accomptant of the New Plate Duty, do attend this House on Monday next.

Sir William Molesworth Estate Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable certain Persons, during the successive Minorities of Sir William Molesworth Baronet, and his Brothers, to grant Leases of the Estates devised to them by the Will of Sir William Monee Baronet, deceased,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the fame to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Cawood and Wistow Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from. the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Common Fields, Woods, and Average Grounds, ings, Marshes, Carrs, Commons, and other Waste Lands and Grounds, within the several Manors and Parches of Cawood and Wistow the County of Turk” was committed.

South and North Killingholme Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also made the like Report from the. Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, within the Lordships and Parish of South and North Killingholme, in the County of Lincoln,” was committed.

Sir William Molesworth’s Estate Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable certain Persons, during the successive Minorities of Sir William Molesworth Baronet, and his Brothers, to grant Leases of the Estates devised to them by the Will of Sir William Morice Baronet, deceased.”

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. Eames and Mr. Leeds:

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

Eyre’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to discharge certain Stands, heretofore Part of the Estate and Inheritance of Thomas Eyre Esquire, deceased, situate within the Lordship of High Peak, in the County of Derby, from the Payment of a certain Fee Farm Rent of One hundred Pounds a Year, and for securing the fame, on other Parts of the said Estate”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Crewcombe, &c Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and uncultivated Lands and Traces of Waste Ground, called Crowcombe, Heathfield, and Heddon, and Parcel of Quantock Hill, within the Parish of Crewcombe, in the County of Somerset

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 Two preceding Bills.

And Messages we’re, severally, sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

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

Weymouth &c Paving &c Hill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for paving, cleansing, lighting, and watching the Borough and Town of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis, in the County of Dorset; and for removing ail Encroachments, Obstructions, and Annoyances therein.”

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

D. Bolton. L. Bp. London. L. Paget.
D. Portland. L. Bp. Ely. L. Sandys.
D. Manchester. L. Bp. Bath & Wells. L. Bruce.
L. Ravensworth.
E. Derby. L. Bp. Chester. L. Walpole.
E. Stamford. L. Bp. St. Davids. L. Scarsdale.
E. Abercorn. L. Bp. Rochester. L. Beaulieut.
E. Galloway. L. Bp. Litcb. & Cov. L. Vernon.
E. Breadalbane. L. Bp. Bangon.
E. Oxford.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Northington.
V. Montague.
V. Falmouth.

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

Amotherby Enclosure Bill:

Sadie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Arable Fields, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Township of Amotherby, in the Parish of Apple, ton in the Street, in the North Riding of the County of York.”

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

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

Mulgrave En closure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and, enclosing the Common Arable Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Moors, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Manor of Mulgrave, within the Parish of Lyth, in the North Riding of the County of York.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Confederation 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.

Yardley Hastinga Enclosure Bill.

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

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Confederation 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.

Bentinek’t Sill; Committee shortened.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Confederation the Motion made on Friday last for dispensing with the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Time of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Manors, Meuuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the several Counties of Middlesex, Surrey, Southampton, and Norfolk, the Freehold, Copyhold, and Leasehold Estates late of John Albert Bentink Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, in Trust, to fell, mortgage, or exchange any Part or Parts thereof; and for applying the Money to arise thereby in discharging Incumbrances, and making Buildings and Improvements on the said Estates, and in completing Purchases of Lands agreed for by the said Jofm Albert Bentinck, and for other Purposes; and for laying out the Residue of such Money in the Purchase of other Manors, Lands, or Hereditaments, to be settled to the fame Uses as are now subsisting concerning the fame,” stands committed; may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusions of the Session.

And Confederation being had thereof accordingly:

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be dispensed with in this Case; and that the Committee may meet to consider the said Bill on Wednesday next;

Heywood’s Bill Standing Order dispensed with.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Confederation the Motion made on Friday last, for dispensing with the Standing Order, No. 126, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Settled Estates of Peter John Heywood Esquire, in the Isle of Man, called The Nunnery, in Trustees, to be fold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments, in that Part of Great Britain called England, to be settled in lieu of the said Estates in the Isle of Man, intended to be fold, Hands committed; may proceed upon the said Bill, notwithstanding the said Order should not be complied with;.

And Confederation being had thereof accordingly:

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

Returns respecting the Poor, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for obliging the Overseers of the Poor, within the several Parishes and Places within that Part of Great Britain called England, to make Returns, upon Oath, to certain Questions specified in the Act, relative to the State of their Poor; and to authorize and require the Justices of the Peace within their respective Divisions and Justices, in the several Counties and Cities in England and Wales, to take such Returns, upon Oath, and to cause them to be transmitted to the Clerk of the House of Commons;” and for the Lords to be summoned.

The said Bill was accordingly read the Second Time.

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

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

Welby Enclose suit Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Common’s, by the Lord Brownlow Bertie, and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open and Common Fields, Commons Heath, Common Pasture, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Welby, in the County of Lincoln;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Portsmouth Lighting, &c, Hill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “All Act for lighting and watching the Town of Portsmouth, in the County of Southampton; and for explaining and amending an Act, passed in the Eighth Year of His present Ma jelly’s Reign, for the better, paving and cleaning the Streets and other Publick Passages in the said Town, and for preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein, and for widening and rendering the fame more commodious;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Creat Bright Warwick, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Fifth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, for repairing and widening the Road from the Great Bridge, in the Borough of Warwick, through Southam and Daventry, to the Town of Northampton;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Iston Enclosed sure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open or Common Fields, Common Moors, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands, within the Parish Iston, in the County of Monmouth to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Pilchard Fishery Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled’, “An Act for the Encouragement and Improvement of the Pilchard Fishery, catried on within the Bay of Saint Ives, in the County of Cornwall; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Lords summoned.

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

Jenkin’s Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day, being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of the Reverend John Jenkins Clerk, with Mary Jenkins his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and for hearing Counsel for and against the lame; and for the Lords to be summoned:

Counsel were accordingly called in:

And Mr. Bearcroft appearing as Counsel for the Bill, but no Counsel appearing against it:

Thomas Holland was called, in order to prove the Service of the Order for the said Second Reading; and, being sworn, acquainted the House, “That he served Mrs. Jenkins, personally, on the 4th of April last, at her Lodgings in Basinghall Street, with the Order, of this House for the Second Reading of the Bill; and at the fame Time delivered to her a true Copy of the Bill.”

He was directed to withdraw.

Then the said Bill was read a Second Time; and Mr. Bearcroft was heard in Support of the Bill, and to make out the Allegations thereof; and, in order to prove the Marriage, called Edward Haseler, who, being sworn, acquainted the House, “That he was present at the Marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins, on the 24th of July 1766, at the Parish Church of Low Layton, in the County of Essex

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Thomas Holland was again called in;. and produced an Office Copy of the Judgement obtained in the Court of Common Pleas, on the 8th June 1774, against Mr. Lourbond Collins, for criminal Conversation with Mrs. Jenkins; and the fame was read.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Joseph Walker, Clerk to the Deputy Register of the Consistory Court of the Bishop of London, was called in; and, being sworn, produced the final Inter locutory Decree of Divorce, dated the 9th of February 1775, in the said Court, against the said Mrs. Jenkins for Adultery; and the fame was read.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Nathan Ranger was called in;, and, being sworn, acquainted the House, “That he lived with Mr. Lovibond Collins, in 1771, as Coachman: That his Mailer lodged at Mr. Jenkins’s House: That, about a Month After. he came, Mrs. Jenkins quitted her Husband’s House, on Account, as he heard, of her having been caught in Bed with Mr. Lovibond Collins: That Mr. Collins had a House in Essex.: That Mrs. Jenkins was there, once by herself,’ and once with her Husband: That he has seen many improper Familiarities pass between his Master and Mrs. Jenkins: That his Master went to lodge at a Mr. Brookes’s in Maddox Street: That Mrs. Jenkins used to come frequently to breakfast with his Mailer there; that, particularly One Morning, returning from the Mount Coffee House, where he had been to fetch his Mailer’s Breakfast, he went into his Mailer’s Bed Room, and there saw his Mailer in Bed with Mrs. Jenkins, and that the appeared to him to have her Cloaths on.”

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mary Eling was called in; and, being sworn, acquainted the House, “That the knows Mrs. Jenkins, and has often seen her with other Men than her Husband, but not in Bed: That Mrs. Jenkins used to frequent Places of bad Fame, with different Gentle, men: That She saw Mrs. Jenkins, at her Lodgings in Hare Street, which the had taken for the Purpose of meeting Gentlemen: That the has seen different Gentlemen there: That One Afternoon the saw a Gentleman there, who drank Tea with Mrs. Jenkins. That the carried Tea to them in a Room next to which was a Bed: That, when the Gentleman was gone, Mrs. Jenkins called the Maid, and Ordered her to make the Bed again: That the, the Witness, saw the Bed, which was very much tumbled: That the has been with Mrs. Jenkins to a Tavern in Bond Street; and has left her there with a Gentleman, who the knew was not her Husband: That Mrs. Jenkins lived with her Husband at this Time.”

She was directed to withdraw.

Then Mary Henderson was called in; and, being sworn, acquainted the House, That the lived, in 1771, as Servant with Mrs. Thompson in Warwick Street: That Mrs. Jenkins then lodged there, and Went by the Name of Read: That the has seen several Men with her: That One Day a Gentleman came to Mrs. Jenkins and dined with her: That the, the Witness, was sent out to buy him a Night Cap: That, about Eight o’Clock in the Evening, the was Ordered to warm the Bed; and, that Acterwards, she saw Mrs. Jenkins in Bed with the said Gentleman; and has also seen her in Bed with other Men.”

She Was directed to withdraw.

The Counsel Was directed to withdraw.

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

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

Scotch Alien Bill.

Hodie. 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to declare His Majesty’s natural-born Subjects inheritable to the Estates of their Anceilors, whether lineal or collateral, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, notwithstanding their Father or Mother were Aliens.”

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

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præesens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Marris, septimum diem instant’s Mali, hora undecima Auroras, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Martis, 7o Maii 1776.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Bath. & Wells. Comes Suffolk. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Cestrien. Comes Doncaster. Ds. Bruce.
Epus. Bangor. Comes Abercorn. Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Galloway. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Rosebery. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Oxford.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Ross against Rose, et e con.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause wherein Munro Ross, of Pitcalny, Esquire, is Appellant, and John Ross, of Balnagown, Esquire, is Respondent, et e contra:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow; and that the Counsel be called in at Two o’Clock.

Iston Enclosure Bill.

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

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

E. Suffolk. L. Abp. Canter bury. L. Willoughby Par.
E. Doncaster. L. Cathcart.
E. Abercorn. L. Bp. Bath & Wells. L. Bruce.
E. Galloway. L. Ravensworth.
E. Rosebery. L. Bp. Chester. L. Mansfield.
E. Oxford. L. Bp. Bangor. L. Scarsdale.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Falmouth.
V. Dudley &Ward.

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

Great Bridge, Warwick, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, palled in the First Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, “for repairing and widening the Road from the Great Bridge, in the Borough of Warwick, through Southam and Daventry, to the Town of Northampton.”

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

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

South and North Killingholme Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, within the Lordships and Parish of South and North Killingholme, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Cawood and Wistow Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Common Fields, Woods, and Average Grounds, Ings, Marines, Carrs, Commons, and other Walle Lands and Grounds, within the several Manors and Parishes of Cawood and Wislow, in the County of York.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Kent, to drain Gan ral, in, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Commissioners of Sewers, for several Limits in the Eastern Parts of the County of Kent, more effectually to drain and improve the Lands and Grounds within The General Vailles; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

West Horndon Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, a certain Common or un-enclosed “Piece or Parcel of Commonable Land or Ground, within the Manor or Parish of West Horndon, in the County of Essex,” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Manchester Streets Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for; widening and improving several Streets in the Town of Manchester; and for opening new Streets or Passages within the said Town.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Confederation 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.

D St Albans Estate Bill.

The Earl of Galloway reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for revesting Part of the Real and Personal Estates of the “Most Noble George Duke of Saint Albans in him; 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 fame to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Gordon’s Bill.

The Earl of Galloway made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for setting and securing certain Parts of the Lands and Barony of Corsemichael, called Greenlaw, and others, lying in the Stewartry of Kircudbright, to and in savour of Isabel Gordon, of Cuhennan, Widow of William Gordon, of Greenlaw, Esquire, for her Life, and to and in favour of Alexander Gordon, of Cuhennan, Esquire, her eldest Son, and the fame Series of Heirs, in Fee Tail, and under the fame Conditions and Limitations as are mentioned and contained in a Deed of Entail, made in the Year One thousand seven hundred and forty-two, by John Macculloch of Barholm, and Jean Gordon his Wife 5 and for vesting in the aforesaid Alexander Gordon, and his Heirs and Assigns, in Fee-Simple, the Estate of Culvennan and others, lying in the County of Wigton, together with the Sum of One thousand nine hundred and seventy-one Pounds sterling,” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Hooper et Ux. against Kennedy; Petition for a Bye Day.

Upon reading the Petition of Gilbert Kennedy M. D. Respondent in a Cause depending in this House, to which Thomas Hooper M. D. and Mary his Wife are Appellants: setting forth. “That this Cause flood for hearing on Friday, the 29th of March last: That on the 22d Day of the fame Month, the Appellants petitioned their Lordships to have the said Cause adjourned, alledging that Mr. Kenyon, One of the Appellants Counsel, was out of Town on the Oxford Circuit, and that in a few Days Mr. Skynner, another of their Counsel, would be under the Necessity of leaving Town to proceed on the Chester Circuit, of which he was One of the Judges; and that, in case, the Cause was to be heard in the Course it then stood, the Appellants would be deprived of the Two only Counsel who were employed by them in the Cause below: Upon which Petition, their Lordships were pleased to order, that the Hearing of the Cause should be put off to Friday, the 26th of April then next, and now last past; but the. Cause was not then nor hath since been heard: And the Petitioner hath been informed, that their Lordships have declared their Intention not to hear any more Causes this Session of Parliament, except the Cause wherein Munro Ross, of Pitcalny, Esquire, is Appellant, and Captain John Lockhart Ross and others, are Respondents, et e contra, which only flood for the 30th of April: That the Petitioner’s original Suit in the Court below has been depending near Eleven Years, and the Petitioner is upwards of Eighty-five Years of Age, and in very distressed Circumstances; but will, as he humbly apprehends, upon the Determination of this Cause, be entitled to a very considerable Property, of which he is kept out of Possession until the Hearing of the Appeal: That the Petitioner is advised, and verify believes, that this Cause (which would in its Course have been heard some Time since, had it not been put off for the Accommodation of the Appellants, as above mentioned), will be a short one, and cannot in all Probability take up more than One Day in hearing: In Confederation therefore of the particular Hardship attending the Petitioner’s Case, and of his great Age and distressed Circumstances, he humbly hopes their Lordships will be pleased to appoint a Day for the Hearing of this Cause, this present Session. of Parliament, After the Cause already appointed to be heard:”

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel at the Bar, on Thursday next.

Convention between His Majesty and the Prince of Helle Cassel, delivered.

The Earl of Suffolk (by His Majesty’s Command) laid before the House.

Copy of the Ulterior Convention between His Majelly and the Hereditary Prince of Hesse Cassel, concluded at Hanau, the 25th of April 1776: and Translation.”

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the said Copy do-lie on the Table.

Scotch Aliens Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to declare His Majesty’s natural-born Subjects inheritable to the Estates of their Ancestors, whether lineal or collateral, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, notwithstanding their Father or Mother were Aliens.”

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsers Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, octavum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Mercurii, 8o Maii 1776.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsences fuerunt:

Epus. Cestrien. Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Bangor. Ds. Bruce.
Dux Portland. Ds. Hyde.
Dux Manchester. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Doncaster. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Galloway. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Dudley &
Viscount Ward.

PRAYERS.

Rose against Ross, et e con.

After hearing Counsel further, in the Cause wherein Ross against Munro Ross, of Pitcalny, Esquire, is Appellant, and John Hoss, et e con. Ross, of Balnagown, Esquire, Respondent, et e contra:

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

Heywood’s Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act: for vesting the Settled Estates of Peter John Heywood Esquire, in the Isle of Man, called The Nunnery, in Trustees, to be fold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments, in that Part of Great Britain called England, to be settled in lieu of the said Estates in the Isle of Man, intended to be fold,” 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 Concents 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.

L. Montfort’s Estate Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Real Estates comprised in the Marriage Settlement of Thomas Lord Montfort, situate in the Counties of Cambridge and Suffolk, and the Woods, Underwoods, Timber, and other Trees, growing and being thereon, in Trustees, and their Heirs, in Trust, to be fold and disposed of without the Concurrence of the said Thomas Lord Montfort; and for applying the Monies to arise by Sale thereof in the Manner therein mentioned,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Concents 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.

Coney Weston Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing of the Common Fields, Half-year Enclosures, Heaths, Brooms, Breaches, Commons, and Walle Lands, within the Parish of Coney Weston, in the County of Suffolk,” 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 Concents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the fame to the House, without any Amendment.”

Smith’s Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Estates in the Counties of Wilts and Somerset, late belonging to John Smith Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be fold, for Payment of his Debts, and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Bentinck’s Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Manors, Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the several Counties of Mid D Essex, Surrey, Southampton, and Norfolk, the Freehold, Copyhold, and Leasehold Estates, late of John Albert Bentinck Esquire deceased, in Trustees, in Trust, to fell, mortgage, or exchange any Part or Parts thereof; and for applying the Money to arise thereby in discharging Incumbrances, and making Buildings and Improvements on the said Estates, and in completing Purchases of Lands agreed for by the said John Albert Bentinck, and for other Purposes; and for laying out the Residue of such Money in the Purchase of other Manors, Lands, or Hereditaments, to be settled to the fame Uses as are now subsisting concerning the fame,” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed

Iston Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open or Common Fields, Common Moors, Common Meadows, Commons Pasture, and other Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Iston, in the County of Monmouth” was committed.

Mulgrave Enclosing Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Arable Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pasture, Moors, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Manor of Mulgrave, within the Parish of Lyth, in the North Riding of the County of York” was committed.

Yasdley Hast, mgs Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the ‘ Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pasture, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the Manor and Parish of Yardley Hastings, in the County of Northampton” was committed.

Amotherby Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act: for dividing and enclosing the Common Arable Fields, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Township of Amotherby, in the Parish of Appleton in the Street, in the North Riding of the County of York” was committed.

Weymouth, &c. Paving, &c. Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for paving, cleansing, lighting, and watching the Borough and Town of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis, in the County of Dorset; and for removing all Encroachments, Obstructions, and Annoyancçs therein,” was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations there of, 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.”

Manchester Streets Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for widening and improving several Streets in the Town of Manchester; and for opening new Streets or Passages within the said Town,” was committed.

D. St. Albans Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for re-vesting Part of the Real and Personal Estates of the Moll Noble George Duke of Saint Albans, in him; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was refolded in the Affirmative.

Gordon’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for setting and securing certain Parts of the Lands and Barony of Corfemichael, called Greenlaw, and others, lying in the Stewartry of Kircudbright, to and in savour of Isabel Gordon, of Cuhennan, Widow of William Gordon, of Greenlaw, Esquire, for her Life, and to and in savour of Alexander Gordon, of Cuhennan, Esquire, her eldest Son, and the fame Series of Heirs in Fee Tail, and under the fame Conditions and Limitations, as are mentioned and contained in a Deed of Entail made in the Year One thousand seven hundred and forty-two, by John Macculloch, of Barholm, and Jean Gordon his Wife; and for vesting in the aforesaid Alexander Gordon, and his Heirs and Assigns, in Fee-Simple, the Estate of Culvennan, and others, lying in the County of Wigton, together with the Sum, of One thousand nine hundred and seventy-one Pounds Sterling.”

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

It was refolded in the Affirmative.

L. Muntsort’s Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Real Estates comprized in the Marriage Settlement of Thomas Lord Montfort, situate in the Counties of Cambridge and Suffolk, and the Woods, Underwoods, Timber and other Trees, growing and being thereon, in Trustees, and their Heirs, in Trust, to be fold and disposed of in Manner therein mentioned; and for applying the Monies to arise by Sale thereof in the Manner therein also mentioned.”

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

It was refolded in the Affirmative.

Heywood’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Settled Estates of Peter John Heywood Esquire, in the Isle of Man, called The Nunnery, in Trustees, to be fold; and for ‘laying out the Money anfing by such Sale in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments in that Part of Great Britain called England, to be settled in lieu of the said Estates in the Isle of Man, intended to be fold.”

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

It was refolded in the Affirmative.

Messages to H C with the Four preceding Bills.

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

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

Weymouth, &c. Paving, &c Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for paving, cleaning, lighting, and watching the Borough and Town of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis, in the County of Dorset; and for removing all Encroachments, obtrusions, and Annoyances therein.”

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

It was refolded in the Affirmative.

Coney Weston Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing of the Common Fields, Half-year Enclosures, Heaths, Brooms, Breaches, Commons, and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Coney Weston, in the County of Suffolk.”

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

It was refolded in the Affirmative.

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

And Messages were, severally, sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

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

Welby Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open and Common Fields, Common Heath, Common Pasture, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Welby, in the County of Lincoln

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

D. Portland. L. Bp. Chester. L. Sandys.
D. Manchester. L. Bp. Bangor. L. Bruce.
L. Hyde.
E. Doncaster. L. Walpole.
E. Abercorn. L. Mansfield.
E. Galloway. L. Lyttelton.
E. Loudoun. L. Scarsdale.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Darlington.
V. Dudley & Ward.

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

Pilchard Fishery Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the Encouragement and Improvement of the Pilchard Fishery, carried on within the Bay of Saint Ives, in the County of Cornwall.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Confederation 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.

Scotch Alien Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill intituled, “An Act to declare His Majesty’s natural born subject inheritable to the Estates of their Ancestors, whether lineal or collateral, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, notwithstanding their Father or Mother were Aliens.”

After some Time the house was resumed:

And the Lord Scarsdale reported from the Committee, “That they, had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto, which he was ready to report when the house will please to receive the same.”

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Portsmouth Lighting, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for lighting and watching the Town of Portsmouth, in the County of Southampton; and for explaining and amending an Act, passed in the Eighth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, for the better paving and cleansing the Streets and other publick Passages in the said Town, and for preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein, and for widening and rendering the same more commodious.”

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

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

Isle of Wight Poor Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue the Corporation of the Guardians of the Poor within the Isle of Wight, and to confirm the Powers and Authorities now vested in the said Corporation, and to provide new Powers and Regulations for the Members of the same; and to repeal an Act, passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for establishing a house or houses of Industry in the Isle of Wight, for the Reception, Maintenance, and Employment of the Poor belonging to the several Parishes and Places within the said Island.”

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

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

Sykes’s, Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Consideration of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enabling Christopher Sykes Esquire, to raise Money by way of Charge or Mortgage upon divers Lands and Grounds in the Parish of Sledmere, in the County of York Part of the Settled Estates of the said Christopher Sykes, on the Improvement intended to be made by him there of; and for limiting a Rent Charge there out to Elizabeth Sykes, his Wife, in lieu of her Life Estate in Part of the same Lands and Grounds; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

The said Bill was read a Second Time accordingly.

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

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

Motion for shortening the Committee on it.

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

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

Jenkins’s Divorce Bill.

The house (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of the Reverend John Jenkins Clerk, with Mary Jenkins his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

After some Time the house was resumed:

And the Lord Scarsdale reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto, which he was ready to report when the house will please to receive the same.”

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Hooper et Ux, against Kennedy.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Doctor Thomas Hooper and Mary his Wife are Appellants, and Gilbert Kennedy, Doctor in Physick, is Respondent, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Monday next.

Smith’s Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Estates in the Counties of Wilts and Somerset, late belonging to John Smith Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be fold for Payment of his Debts and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was ordered to be sent to the house of Commons, by the former Messengers:

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

Manchester Streets Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for widening and improving several Streets in the Town of Manchester; and for opening new Streets or Passages within the said Town.”

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

It. was resolved in the Affirmative.

Iston Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open or Common Fields, Common Moors, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Iston, in the County of Monmouth.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Mulgrave Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Arable Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Moors, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Manor of Mulgrave, within the Parish of Lyth, in the North Riding of the County of York,”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Yardley Hastings Enclosure Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

A mother by Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Arable Fields, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Township of Amotherby, in the Parish of Appleton in the Street, in the North Riding of the County of York.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

And Messages were, severally, ordered to be sent to the house of Commons, by the former Messengers:

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

Screveton Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the house of Commons; by Mr. Frederick Montagu and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to confirm and establish the Division and Enclosure of an Open Arable Field, in the Parish of Screveton, in the County of Nottingham; and also several Exchanges of Lands within the said Parish; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Exchequer Loans Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-six” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Flax Seed, Importation of toll Ireland Bill.

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for granting a Bounty upon Flax Seed, the Growth of the United Provinces, or of the Austrian Netherlands, imported into Ireland, for a limited Time; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bugles, Duties upon, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for allowing further Time for the Exportation of, or Payment of the Duties upon, Bugles, when warehoused, upon Importation into this Kingdom; to empower the Commissioners of the Customs to order all Bonds relative to that Revenue, upon which no Prosecutions have been had for the Space of Five Years, (except Bonds for Duties, and for the good Behaviour of Officers in the Execution of their Duty), to be destroyed; and for repealing the Duties upon Feather Beds imported into this Kingdom, and for charging the same with the like Duties as are payable upon Feathers for Beds” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Coin Laws prosecuting Offenders against, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Commissioners of His Majesty’s Treasury to order and allow, out of the Money arising by the Coinage Duty, a certain Sum therein mentioned, for the Expence of prosecuting Offenders against the Laws relating to the Coin, over and above the Sum yearly allowed for that Purpose;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Indemnity Bill.

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace, or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications, within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or, having been stamped, have been lost or mislaid, and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; and to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors:” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

West Horn don Enclosure Bill,

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, a certain Common or un-enclosed Piece or Parcel of Commonable Land or Ground, within the Manor or Parish of west Horndon, in the County of Essex.”

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 Friday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Adjourn

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

Die Jovis, 9o Maii 1776.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales praesentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor. Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Paget.
Dux Boltom. Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Hyde.
Comes Exeter. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Doncaster. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Galloway. Ds. Digby.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Fauconberg.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

After hearing Counsel, as well on Tuesday last, as Yesterday, and this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Munro Ross of Pitcalny Esquire, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland of the 25th of July 1761; also of Two other Interlocutors of the Said Lords, of the 26th of February and 22d of June 1762: 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: And likewise upon the Cross Appeal of John Ross of Balnagown Esquire, complaining of so much of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland of the 5th of February 1740, as repelled the Defence of Prescription; and praying, That the Same, so far as complained of, 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 Ross of Balnagown Esquire, put in to the Said original Appeal; and the Answer of Munro Ross of Pitcalny Esquire, put in to the Said Cross Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on both Sides in these Causes:

Interlocutors affirmed

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

Sykes’s Bill, Committee shortened.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Time of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enabling Christopher Sykes Esquire, to raise Money, by way of Charge or Mortgage, upon divers Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Sledmere, in the County of York, Part of the Settled Estates of the Said Christopher Sykes, on the Improvement intended to be made by him thereof; and for limiting a Rent Charge thereout to Elizabeth Sykes his Wife, in lieu of her Life Estate in Part of the same Lands and Grounds; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” Stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

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

Bentinck’s Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Manors, Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the several Counties of Middlesex; Surrey, Southampton, and Norfolk, the Freehold, Copy hold, and Leasehold Estates, late of John Albert Bentinck Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, in Trust, to sell, mortgage, or exchange any Part or Parts thereof; and for applying the Money to arise thereby in discharging Incumbrances, and making Buildings and Improvements on the Said Estates, and in completing Purchases of Lands agreed for by the Said John Albert Bentinck, and for other Purposes; and for laying out the Residue of such Money in the Purchase of other Manors, Lands, or Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses as are now subsisting concerning the same.”

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. Anguish and Mr. Eames:

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

Scotch Aliens Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House, to the Bill, intituled, “An Act to declare His Majesty’s natural born Subjects inheritable to the Estates of their Ancestors, whether lineal or collateral, in that Part of Great Britain, called Scotland, notwithstanding their Father or Mother were Aliens.”

The Said Amendments were read by the Clerk, as follow:

“Pr. 1. L.1. After [“in”] insert [“in the Parliament of England”]

“L. 4 After [“Third”], insert [“intituled, An Act to enable His Majesty’s natural-born Subjects to inherit the Estate of their Ancestors, either lineal or collateral, notwithstanding their Father or Mother were Aliens”].

“Pr. 2. L. 16. After [“inheritable”] insert [“in Scotland”].

“Pr. 4. L. 13. Leave out from [“notwithstanding”] to the End of the Bill.”

And the Said Amendments being read a Second Time, were, severally, agreed to by the House.

The Lord Scarsdale also (according to Order) reported the Amendments, made by the Committee of the whole House, to the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of the Reverend John Jenkins Clerk, with Mary Jenkins his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

And the same being read Twice by the Clerk, were, agreed to by the House.

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

Scotch Aliens Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, An Act to declare His Majesty’s natural-born Subjects inheritable to the Estates of their Ancestors, whether lineal or collateral, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, notwithstanding their Father or Mother were Aliens.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

To return the Said Bill, and acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, with some Amendments, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Jenkins’s Divorce Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of the Reverend John Jenkins Clerk, with Mary Jenkins his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C with Amendments to It.

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

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

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

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enabling the Trustees named in the Will of William Sterne deceased, to fell and convey a Leasehold Estate, vetted in them by the Said Will upon certain Trusts therein mentioned, to George Hodgkinson Esquire, pursuant to Articles and to lay out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands or Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

East bury and Blagrove Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and allotting certain Open and Common Fields, Downs, and Commonable Grounds, in the Tythings or Liberties of Eastbury, otherwise Isbury, and Blagrove, in the Parish of Chipping Lamborne, in the county of Berks;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Said Bill was read the First Time.

Exchequer Loans Bill.

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

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

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

Coin Laws prosecuting Offenders against, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Commissioners of His Majesty’s Treasury to order and allow, out of the Money arising by the Coinage Duty, a certain Sum therein mentioned, for the Expence of prosecuting Offenders against the Laws relating to the Coin, over and above the Sum yearly allowed for that Purpose.”

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

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

Indemnity Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments and to indemnify Justices of the Peace, or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be damped according to Law, or having been stamped, have been loft or mislaid, and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; and to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors.”

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

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

Flax Seed, Imposition of to Ireland, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for granting a Bounty upon Flax Seed, the Growth of the United Provinces, or of the Austrian Netherlands, imported into Ireland, for a limited Time.”

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

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

Bugles, Ditties upon, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for allowing further Time for the Exportation of. or Payment of the Duties upon, Bugles, when ware-housed, upon Importation into this Kingdom; to empower the Commissioners of the Customs to order all Bonds relative to that Revenue, upon which no Prosecutions have been had for the Space of Five Years, (except Bonds for Duties, and for the good Behaviour of Officers in the Execution of their Duty), to be destroyed; and for repealing the Duties upon Feather Beds imported into this Kingdom, and for charging the fame with the like Duties as are payable upon Feathers for Beds.”

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

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

Screveton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2 a vice lecta est Billa intituled, “An Act to confirm and establish the Division and Enclosure of an Open Arable Field, in the Parish of Screven, in the County of Nottingham; and also several Exchanges of Lands within the said Parish.”

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

D. Bolton. L. Bp. Bangor. L. Willoughby Par.
L. Paget.
E. Exeter. L. Bruce.
E. Doncaster. L. Hyde.
E. Abercorn. L. Mansfield.
E. Galloway. L. Lyttelton.
E. Breadalbane. L. Scarsdale.
E. Marchmont. L. Digby.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Fauconberg.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Falmouth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

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

Kent, to drain General Val lie in, Bill, Petitions against.

Upon reading the Petition of sundry Merchants, Traders, Masters, and Owners of Vessels, and other Inhabitants of the Town and Port of Sandwich, in the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, “An Act to enable the Commissioners of Sewers, for several Limits in the Eastern Parts of the County of Kent, more effectually to drain or improve the Lands and Grounds within The General Vallies;and praying their Lordships, That they may be heard by themselves or Counsel, at the Bar of the House, against the Said Bill, at the Second Reading thereof, and that the same may not pass into a Law:”

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to be heard, by their Counsel, against the Said Bill, at the Second Reading thereof, as desired; and that Counsel be heard for the Bill, at the same Time, if they think fit.

Upon reading the Petition of sundry Persons, Branch Pilots, Owners and Masters of Vessels, trading from divers Places along the Coast of England to London, and other Places, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, “An Act to enable the Commissioners of Sewers, for several Limits in the Eastern Parts of the County of Kent, more effectually to drain and improve the Lands and Grounds within The General Vallies;and praying their Lordships, To take the Premises into their Consideration; and that the Said Bill may not pass into a Law:”

It is Ordered, That the Said Petition do lie on the Table.

Upon reading the Petition of several of the Owners and Occupiers of Lands in the Vallies between Fordwich Bridge and Sandwich Haven, commonly called The General Vallies, within the Limits of the Commission of Sewers, for several Limits in the Eastern Parts of the County of Kent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, “An Act to enable the Commissioners of Sewers, for several Limits in the Eastern Parts of the County of Kent, more effectually to drain and improve the Lands and Grounds within The General Vallies;and praying their Lordships, That they may be heard by themselves or Counsel, at the Bar of the House, against the Said Bill, upon the Second Reading thereof; and that the same may not pass into a Law:”

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to be heard by their Counsel against the Said Bill at the Second Reading thereof, as desired; and that Counsel be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Commissioners of Sewers, for several Limits in the Eastern Parts of the County of Kent, more effectually to drain -and improve the Lands and Grounds within the General Vallies,” be read a Second Time on Thursday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Taylor against Gordon, Petition for a Bye Day, rejected.

A Petition of William Gordon Esquire, Respondent in a Cause depending in this House, to which William Taylor is Appellant, which stands appointed for hearing, was presented and read; setting forth, “That the Appellant, an Attorney in Edinburgh, who was employed by the Petitioner’s Father, deceased, has brought this Appeal against the legal Process of Adjudication, awarded against him for Payment of £.473, 18. contained in his own accepted Bill, and £.300 of an acknowledged Balance of the Money in his Hands, with which he had been furnished for carrying on the Petitioner’s Father’s Business: That as an Appeal of this Nature from the legal Diligence of the Law, it is believed, has never before been attempted from Scotland, and has only for its Object the staving off Payment: And therefore praying their Lordships, To appoint this Appeal to be heard on Thursday, the 16th of this instant May, or such other Bye-Day in the present Session, as to their Lordships shall seem proper.”

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.

Sir John Abdy Estate Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the Sale of a Leasehold Estate, late belonging to Sir John Abdy Baronet, deceased, at Bishops Canning, in the County of Wilts, and of Timber Trees growing on his Estates in the County of Essex, and also of his Medals and Coins, for paying off and discharging certain Incumbrances affecting his Real Estates in Essex; and for laying out the Residue of the Monies arising by such Sale in the Purchase of Lands, to be settled to the same Uses as his Estates in Essex now stand settled by his Will, was committed: That they had considered the Said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the Said Bill be engrossed.

Stapilton’t Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of Henry Stapilton Esquire, at Wighill, in the County of the City of York, in the Said Henry Stapilton, in Fee-Simple; and for settling, in lieu thereof, other Lands and Hereditaments of the Said Henry Stapilton, lying contiguous to, and interspersed with, the Remainder of the Said Settled Estates, and also the Tithes thereof, and of such Remainder, to the same Uses,” was committed.

Ordered, That the Said Bill be engrossed.

Welby Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open and Common Fields, Common Heath, Common Pasture, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Welby, in the County of Lincoln” was committed.

Isle of Wight Poor Bill.

The Lord Scars dale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue the Corporation of the Guardians of the Poor within the Isle of Wight, and to confirm the Powers and Authorities now vested in the said Corporation, and to provide new Powers and Regulations for the Members of the same; and to repeal an Act, passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for establishing a House or Houses of Industry in the Isle of Wight, for the Reception, Maintenance, and Employment of the Poor, belonging to the several Parishes and Places within the Said Island, 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.”

Pilchard, Fishery Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the Encouragement and Improvement of the Pilchard Fishery, carried on within the Bay of Saint Ives, in the County of Cornwall,” was committed.

Sir John Abdy’s Estate Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the Sale of a Leasehold Estate, late belonging to Sir John Abdy Baronet, deceased, at Bishops Canning, in the County of Wilts, and of Timber Trees growing on his Estates in the County of Essex, and also of his Medals and Coins, for paying off and discharging certain Incumbrances affecting his Real Estates in Essex; and for laying out the Residue of the Monies arising by such Sale in the Purchase of Lands to be settled to the same Uses as his Estates in Essex now stand settled by his Will.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Isle of Wight Poor Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue the Corporation of the Guardians of the Poor within the Isle of Wight, and to confirm the Powers and Authorities now vested in the Said Corporation, and to provide new Powers and Regulations for the Members of the same; and to repeal an Act, passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for establishing a House or Houses of Industry in the Isle of Wight, for the Reception, Maintenance, and Employment of the Poor, belonging to the several Parishes and Places within the Said Island.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Welby Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open and Common Fields, Common Heath, Common Pastures, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Welby, in the County of Lincoln

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Pilchard Fishery Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the Encouragement and Improvement of the Pilchard Fishery, carried on within the Bay of Saint Ives, in the County of Cornwall.”

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 Bill.

And Messages were, severally, font to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

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

Over and Nether Weedon Beck Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and in Over Weedon Beck, and Nether Weedon Beck, within the Parish and Liberties of Weedon Beck, in the County of Northampton;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Coaches, &c. Duties on, &c. Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Grey Cooper and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty several Duties on Coaches, and other Carriages therein mentioned; and several Rates and Duties upon Indentures, Leases, Bonds, and other Deeds; and upon Cards, Dice, and Newspapers; and for raising the Sum of Two Millions by Annuities, and a Lottery to be attended with Annuities to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Whale Fishery Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the further Encouragement of the Whale Fishery carried on from Great Britain and Ireland, and the British Dominions in Europe; and for regulating the Fees to be taken by the Officers of the Customs in the Island of Newfoundland; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Muslins and Calicoes, Drawbacks on, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for granting further Time for allowing the Drawback upon the Exportation of Muslins and Callicoes imported by the East India Company, in the Years One thousand seven hundred and seventy-three, and One thousand seven hundred and seventy-four for allowing further Time to the Said Company to expose to Sale such Bohea and Singlo Teas and Coffee, as remained unsold on the Fifth Day of April One thousand seven hundred and seventy-six, and also such Bohea Teas as shall be imported on or before a certain Time and for allowing the Drawbacks on the Exportation on such Teas and Coffee; and for granting further Time for allowing the Drawback on the Exportation of Coffee imported in the Ship Shrewsbury, in the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-three” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Expiring Laws Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue an Act, made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, (intituled An Act. to prevent the committing of Frauds by Bankrupts”) and also an Act, made in the, Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, (intituled, An Act to prohibit the Importation of light Silver Coin of this Realm from Foreign Countries into Great Britain or Ireland, and to restrain the Tender thereof beyond a certain Sum;”) to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Anglesey Coals Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for allowing a Drawback of the Duties upon Coals used in smelting Copper Ores, within the Isle of Anglesey;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Adjourn.

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

Die Veneris, 10o Maii 1776.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius. Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Londin. Comes Gower,Praeses. Ds. De Ferrars.
Epus. Eliens. Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Cicestrien. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Exon. Ds. Paget.
Epus. Oxon. Dux Bolton. Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Bath. & Wells. Dux Devonshire. Ds. Craven.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Ancaster,Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Wigorn. Ds. King.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Portland. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Roffen. Dux Manchester. Ds. Bruce.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Fortescue.
Epus. Bangor. March. Rockingham. Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Archer.
Comes Hertford,Camerarius. Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Hyde.
Comes Derby. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Exeter. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Boston.
Comes Stamford. Ds. Pelham.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Beaulieu.
Comes Essex. Ds. Digby.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Hereford.
Comes Montague.
Comes Weymouth.
Comes Stormont.
Comes Falmouth.
Comes Wentworth.
Comes Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Sykes’s Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enabling Christopher Sykes Esquire to raise Money, by way of Charge or Mortgage, upon divers Lands and Grounds in the Parish of Sledmere in the County of York, Part of the Settled Estates of the Said Christopher Sykes, on the Improvement intended to be made by him thereof; and for limiting a Rent Charge thereout to Elizabeth Sykes his Wife, in lieu of her Life Estate in Part of the same Lands and Grounds; 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.”

West Horndon Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, a certain Common or unenclosed Piece or Parcel of Commonable Land or Ground, within the Manor or Parish of West Horndon, in the County of Essex,” was committed.

Screveton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to confirm and establish the Division and Enclosure of an Open Arable Field in the Parish of Screveton, in the County of Nottingham; and also several Exchanges of Lands within the Said Parish,” was committed.

Great Bridge, Warwick, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Fifth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, for repairing and widening the Road from the Great Bridge in the Borough of Warwick, through Southam and Daventry, to the Town of Northampton 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.”

Portsmouth Lighting, &c Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for lighting and watching the Town of Portsmouth, in the County of Southampton, and for explaining and amending an Act passed in the Eighth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, for the better paving and cleansing the Streets and other publick Passages in the Said Town, and for preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein, and for widening and rendering the same more commodious,” Was committed.

Exchequer Loans Bill.

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

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Flax Seed, Importation of to Ireland, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for granting a Bounty upon Flax Seed, the Growth of the United Provinces, or of the Austrian Netherlands, imported into Ireland, for a limited Time.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Indemnity Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to, indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indenmnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or, having been stamped, have been loft or mislaid, and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; and to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Coin Laws, prosecuting Offenders against, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Commissioners of His Majesty’s Treasury to order and allow, out of the Money arising by the Coinage Duty, a certain Sum therein mentioned for the Expence of prosecuting Offenders against the Laws relating to the Coin, over and above the Sum yearly allowed for that Purpose.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Bugle,Duties upon, &c. Bill:

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for allowing further Time for the Exportation of, or Payment of the Duties upon, Bugles, when warehoused, upon Importation into this Kingdom to empower the Commissioners of the Customs to order all Bonds relative to that Revenue, upon which no Prosecutions have been had for the Space of Five Years, (except Bonds for Duties, and for the good Behaviour of Officers in the Execution of their Duty), to be destroyed; and for repealing the Duties upon Feather Beds imported into this Kingdom, and for charging the same with the like Duties as are payable upon Feathers for Beds.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Stapilton’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of Henry Stapilton Esquire, at Wighill, in the County of the City of York, in the Said Henry Stapilton, in Fee-Simple and for settling in lieu thereof other Lands and Hereditaments of the Said Henry Stapilton, lying contiguous to, and interspersed with, the Remainder of the Said Settled Estates, and also the Tithes thereof, and of such Remainder, to the same Uses.”

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. Anguish and Mr. Eames:

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

Coin Laws, prosecuting Offenders against, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa intituled, “An Act to enable the Commissioners of His Majesty’s Treasury to order and allow, out of the Money arising by the Coinage Duty, a certain Sum therein mentioned, for the Expence of prosecuting Offenders against the Laws relating to the Coin, over and above the Sum yearly allowed for that Purpose.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Flax Seed, Importation of to Ireland Bill:

Hodie3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for granting a Bounty upon Flax Seed, the Growth of the United Provinces, or of the Austrian Netherlands, imported into Ireland, for a limited Time.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Indemnity Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments and to indemnify Justices of the Peace, or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or, having been stamped, have been loft or mislaid, and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; and to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bugles,Duties upon, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for allowing further Time for the Exportation of, or Payment of the Duties upon, Bugles, when ware housed, upon Importation into this Kingdom to empower the Commissioners of the Customs to order all Bonds relative to that Revenue, upon which no Prosecutions have been had for the Space of Five Years, (except Bonds for Duties, and for the good Behaviour of Officers in the Execution of their Duty), to be destroyed; and for repealing the Duties upon Feather Beds imported into this Kingdom, and for charging the fame with the like Duties as are payable upon Feathers for Beds.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

West Horndon Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, a certain Common or un-enclosed Piece or Parcel of Commonable Land or Ground, within the Manor or Parish of West Horndon, in the County of Essex

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sykes’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enabling Christopher Sykes Esquire, to raise Money by way of Charge or Mortgage upon divers Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Sledmere, in the County of York, Part of the Settled Estates of the Said Christopher Sykes on the Improvement intended to be made by him thereof; and for limiting a Rent Charge thereout to Elizabeth Sykes his Wife, in lieu of her Life Estate in Part of the same Lands and Grounds; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Portsmouth Lighting, &c Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for lighting and watching the Town of Portsmouth in the County of Southampton; and for explaining and amending an Act, passed in the Eighth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, for the better paving and cleansing the Streets and other publick Passages in the Said Town, and for preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein, and for widening and rendering the fame more commodious.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Screveton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, An Act to confirm and establish the Division and Enclosure of an Open Arable Field, in the Parish of Screveton, in the County of Nottingham; and also several Exchanges of Lands within the Said Parish.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Great Bridge, Warwick,: Sic. Road Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Fifth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, for repairing and widening the Road from the Great Bridge, in the Borough of Warwick, through Southam and Daventry, to the Town of Northampton,”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C. that the Lord have agreed to the Nine preceding Bills.

And messages were, severally, sent to the House of Commons, by the former messengers:

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

Expiring Laws Bill.

Hodie1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue an Act, made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, (intituled, An Act to prevent the committing of Frauds by Bankrupts;) and also an Act, made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, (intituled, An And to prohibit the Importation of light Silver Coin of this Realm from Foreign Countries into Great Britain or Ireland, and to restrain the Tender thereof beyond a certain Sum.”)

Anglesey Coals Bill.

Hodie1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for allowing a Drawback of the Duties upon Coals used in smelting Copper Ores, within the isle of Anglesey.”

Over and Nether Weedon Beck Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and in Over Weedon Beck, and Nether Weedon Beck, within the Parish and Liberties of Weedon Beck, in the County of Northampton

Coaches, &c. Duties on, &c. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty several Duties on Coaches and other Carriages therein mentioned; and several Rates and Duties upon Indentures, Leases, Bonds, and other Deeds; and upon Cards, Dice, and Newspapers; and for railing the Sum of Two millions by Annuities, and a Lottery to be attended with Annuities.”

Muslins and Callicoes, Drawbacks on, &c. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for granting further Time for allowing the Drawback upon the Exportation of Muslins and, Callicoes imported by the East India Company, in the Years One thousand seven hundred and seventy-three, and One thousand seven hundred and seventy-four; for allowing further Time to the Said Company to expose to Sale such Bohea and Singlo Teas and Coffee, as remained unfold on the Fifth Day of April One thousand seven hundred and seventy-six, and also such Bohea Teas as shall be imported on or before a. certain Time; and for allowing the Drawbacks on the Exportation of such Teas and Coffee; and for granting further Time for allowing the Drawback on the Exportation of Coffee, imported in the Ship Shrewsbury, in the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-three.”

Whale Fishery Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the further Encouragement of the Whale Fishery, carried on from Great Britain and Ireland, and the British Dominions in Europe and for regulating the Fees to be taken by the Officers of the Customs, in the Island of Newfoundland.”

East bury and Blagrove Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and allotting certain Open and Common Fields, Downs, and Commonable Grounds, in the Tithings or Liberties of Eastbury, otherwise Isbury and Blagrove, in the Parish of Chipping Lamborne, in the County of Berks.”

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

Ld. President. L. Abp. Canterbury. L. Le Despencer.
Ld. Privy Seal. L. Abergavenny.
L. De Ferrars.
D. Bolton. L. Bp. London. L. Willoughby Br.
D. Devonshire. L. Bp. Ely. L. Willoughby Par.
D. Ancaster. L. Bp. Chichester. L. Paget.
D. Portland. L. Bp. Exeter. L. Clifton.
D. Manchester. L. Bp. Oxford. L. Craven.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells. L. Cathcart.
M. Rockingham. L. King.
L. Bp. Chester. L. Sandys.
Ld. Chamberlain. L. Bp. Worcester. L. Bruce.
L. Bp. St. Davids. L. Fortescue.
E. Derby. Bp. Rochester. L. Ravensworth.
E. Huntingdon. L. Bp. Litch, & Cov. L. Archer.
E. Suffolk. L. Ponsonby.
E. Exeter. L. Bp. Bangor. L. Hyde.
E. Denbigh. L. Mansfield.
E. Stamford. L. Lyttelton.
E. Sandwich. L. Wycombe.
E. Essex. L. Scarsdale.
E. Carlisle. L. Boston.
E. Doncaster. L. Pelham.
E. Scarbrough. L. Beaulieu.
E. Cholmondeley. L. Digby.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Loudoun.
L. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Tankerville.
E. Aylesford.
E. Sussex.
E. Stanhope.
E. Kerr.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Effingham.
E. Brooke.
E. Buckinghamshire.
E. Fitzwil Ham.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Hereford.
E. Montague.
E. Weymouth.
E. Stormont.
E. Falmouth.
E. Wentworth.
E. Dudley & ward.

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

The Order of the Day being read for the Lords to be summoned, to consider of Matters relative to America:

Dispatches from General Howe and Admiral Shuldham, Address for, refused.

It was moved, “That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, requesting His Majesty, That he will be graciously pleased to order the proper Officers to lay before this House, Copies of all Dispatches received from General Howe and Admiral Shuldham, since the First Day of March last, so far as do not relate to the future Operations of the Campaign.”

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon ?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Lords summoned.

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præaelig;sens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, decimum tertium diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.