House of Lords Journal Volume 34
May 1776, 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 34: May 1776, 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 34: 1774-1776 (1767-1830), pp. 711-738. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113706 Date accessed: 01 August 2014.


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Die Lunæ, 13o Maii 1776.
Greenwich Hospital Report of Commissioners delivered. Bills passed by Commission. Kent, to drain General Vallie, in, Bill; Witnesses to attend on Second Reading. Plate Duty, Account delivered. Commissioners of Excise to write Letters to Persons suspected of having Plate, not paying the Duty. Corbridge Enclosure Bill. Message s from H. C to return Nuthall’s Executors Bill; and D. An. caller’s Estate Bill. Crick Enclosure Bill. Messages from H. C. to return Leigh’s Bill; and Dolman’s Bill. Boston Enclosure Bill. Bilton Enclosure Bill. Message from H. C. to return Scotch Aliens Bill; and Onslow’s Bill. Wheat, &c. allowing the Exportation of, &c. Bill. Corn, &c to be imported into the Port of Preston, Bill. American Colonies, Entries o F Goods, &c made at the Pont of London, &c. since the passing the Act prohibiting all Trade with, to be laid before the House. Papers relative to the Ship Jamieson and eggy, &c. Address for: and Contract with Cockburn, French, and Merry, Returns respecting the Poor, Bill. Messages from H. C to return Sir William Wake’s Estate Bill; and Sir Charles Whitworth’s Estate Bill. Highgate Gatehouse &c Road Bill. Message from H C. to return, Dashwood’s Estate Bill. Peers Pedigrees to be considered. Dolman’s Bill Ferguson et al against Fall. Chatham Paving, &c. Bill. Coaches, &c. Duties on, &c. Bill. Whale Fishery Bill. Anglesey Coals Bill. Expiring Laws Bill. Muslins and Callicoes, Drawbacks on, &c. Bill: Hooper et Ux. against Kennedy. Adjourn. Die Martis, 14o Maii 1776.
Coaches, &c. Duties on, &c. Bill. Whale Fishery Bill. Expiring Laws Bill. Mushins and Callicoes, Drawbacks on, &c Bill. Anglesey Coals Bill. Whale Fishery Bill. Muslins and Callicoes, Drawbacks on, &c. Bill. Expiring Laws Bill: Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills. Highgate Gatehouse. &c. Road Bill. Corbridge Enclosure Bill. Over and Nether Weedon Beck Enclosure Bill. Bilton Enclosure Bill. Crick Enclosure Bill. Corn, &c. to be imported into the Port of Preston, Bill. Wheat, &c. allowing the Exportation of, &c Bill. Rice against Howarth and Hughes. Messages from H C. to retina Upfold s Bill: and Jellett or Masons Bill; and L. Irwin’s Bill; and Sir Charles Bunbury’s Divorce Bill. Ludlow, &c. Road Bill. Turnpike Roads, Act to amend, Bill. Vote of Credit Bill. Smith against Reddish, in Error. Turnpike Roads, suspending Six-Inch Wheels, Bill. Sinking Fund Bill. Hatherop Rectory, or Blackwell’s Bill. Hatherop Rectory or Blackwell’s Bill: Message to H. C. with it. Boston Enclosure Bill. Deas et al. against Magistrates of Edinburgh: Appeal withdrawn. Eastbury and Blagrove Enclosure Bill. Salford Charity Bill. Chatham Paving, &c. Bill. Salford Charity Bill: Eastbury and Blagrove Enclosure Bill: Chatham, Paving, &c. Bill: Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills. Hooper et Ux. against Kennedy. Anglesey Coals Bill. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 15o Maii 1776.
Sinking Fund Bill. Vote of Credit Bill. Insolvent Debtors, &c Bill. Convicts Bill. Chester Lighthouse, &c Bill. Ludlow, &c. Road Bill. Turnpike Roads, Act to amend, Bill. Wheat, &c. allowing the Exportation of, &c Bill. Corn, &c. to be imported Into the Port of Preston, Bill. Corbridge Enclosure Bill. Bilton Enclosure Bill. Crick Enclosure Bill. Over and Nether Weedon Beck Enclosure Bill. Highgate Gatehouse. &c. Road Bill. Adjourn. Die Jovis, 16o Maii 1776.
Ludlow, &c. Road Bill. General Vallies Drainage, &c Bill; Petitions against. Journals and Rolls of Parliament, printing of; Report from Committee. Address thereupon: and recommending Mr. Rose to His Majesty. General Vailles Drainage, &c. Bill; Petitions in favour of. Smith against Reddish, in Error. Chester Lighthouse, &c. Bill. Wheat, &c. allowing the Exportation of, &c. Bill: Corbridge Enclosure Bill: Com, &c. to be imported into the Port of Preston, Bill: Boston Enclosure Bill: Crick Enclosure Bill: Bilton Enclosure Bill: Over and Nether Weed, a Beck Enclosure Bill: Highgate Gatehouse, &c. Road Bill. Messages to H. C that Lords have agreed to the Eight preceding Bills. Chalmer to enter into Recognizance on Ferguson et al. Appeal. Sinking Fund Bill. Vote of Credit Bill Turnpike Roads, Act to amend, Bill. L. Osborne’s Pedigree delivered. L. Osborne introduced. General Vallies Drainage, &c. Bill. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 17o Maii 1776.
Peers Pedigrees reported. Chester Lighthouse, &.C. Bill. Ludlow, &c. Road Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Congratulatory Message to the Queen on, the Birth of a Princess. Angelsea coals Bill. Chester Lighthouse, &c. Bill: Turnpike Roads, Act to amend, Bill: Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills. Turnpike Roads, suspending Six. inch Wheels, Bill. Convicts Bill. Return respecting the Poor, Bill. General Vallies Drainage, &c. Bill. Adjourn. Die Sabbati, 18o Maii 1776;
Hooper et Ux. against Kennedy: Decree affirmed. General Vallies Drainage, &c. Bill: Message to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Convicts Bill. Returns respecting the Poor, Bill. Insolvent Debtors, &c. Bill. Turnpike Roads, suspending Six Inch Wheels, Bill. Adjourn. Die Lunæ, 20o Maii 1776.
Coaches, &c Duties on, &c. Bill: Exchequer Loans Bill; Vote of Credit Bill: Messages to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills. E. Radnor took the Oaths, &c. Smith against Reddish: Writ of Error non-pros’d with Costs. Convicts Bill. Insolvent Debtors, &c. Bill; Message to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to it; Convicts Bill: Message to H C with Amendments to it. Returns respecting the Poor, Bill. Turnpike Roads, suspending Six Inch Wheel, Bill: Message to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Adjourn.

Die Lunæ, 13o Maii 1776.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præaelig;sentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius. Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Londin. Dux Portland. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Manchester. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Bath. & Wills. Dux Northumberland. Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Wigorn. Ds. King.
Epus. Meneven. March. Rockingham. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Bangor. Comes Suffolk. Ds. Bruce.
Comes Exeter. Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Essex. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Abingdon. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Scarbrough. Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Rochford. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Boston.
Comes Galloway. Ds. Beaulieu.
Comes Loudoun. Ds. Digby.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Greenwich Hospital Report of Commissioners delivered.

The House being informed, “That Mr. Ibbetson from the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital attended:”

He was called in; and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to the Directions of an Act of Parliament,

“Report of the Commissioners and Governors of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, of what Money has been received out of the Rents and Profits of the Derwentwater Estate, between the lit of December 1772 and 30th of November 1773; and of their Proceedings in carrying on the Building.”

Also, “Report of the Commissioners and Governors of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, of what Money has been received out of the Rents and Profits of the Derwentwater Estate, between the 1st of December 1773 and the 30th of November 1774; and of their Proceedings in carrying on the Building.”

And also, “Report of the Commissioners and Governors of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, of what Money has been received out of the Rents and Profits of the Derwentwater Estate, between the 1st of December 1774 and 30th of November 1775; and of their Proceedings in carrying on the Building.”

And then he withdrew.

And then he withdrew. And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Bills passed by Commission.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

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

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

“My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons.”

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

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

GEORGE R.
“George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our Trusty and Well-beloved the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs, of the. House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting: Whereas, We have seen and perfectly understood divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue; (that is to cay), “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.” “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.” “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.” “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.” “An Act for the Encouragement and Improvement of the Pilchard Fishery, carried on within the Bay of Saint Ives, in the County of Cornwall” “An Act to remove the Danger of Fire amongst the Ships in the Port of Bristol, by preventing the landing certain Commodities on the present Quays; and for providing a convenient Quay and proper Places for landing and storing the same; and for regulating the said Quay, and the Lighters, Boats, and other Vessels carrying Goods for Hire, within the said Port of Bristol; and for other Purposes therein mentioned. “An Act more effectually to prevent the stealing of Deer; and to repeal several former Statutes made for the like Purpose.” “An Act for securing a Fund belonging to certain Persons of the Theatre Royal Covent Garden, applicable to charitable Uses; and for other Purposes.” “An Act for vesting in John Liardet Clerk, his Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, the sole Use and Property of a certain Composition or Cement of his Invention, throughout His Majesty’s Kingdom of Great Britain, and in the Colonies and Plantations Abroad, for a limited Time.” “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 Galdon, in the said County; and to make other Railways.” “An Act for draining, embanking, and preserving, certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds, called The Parts and Alderlots, in the Parishes of Glatton and Holme, in the County of Huntingdon” “An Act for supplying the Borough and Town of Brecknock, and Liberties thereof, with Water; and for paving, cleansing, regulating, and lighting, the Streets, Lanes, and publick Passages there; and for widening and making commodious some of the said Streets, Lanes, and Passages.” “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.” “An Act for widening and improving several Streets in the Town of Manchester; and for opening new Streets or Passages within the said Town.” “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.” “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 veiled 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.” “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Leicester to Narborough, and from Leicester to Coventry, and from thence through Kenilworth to Warwick, and from thence to Halford Bridge, and from Warwick to Stratford upon Avon, and from Coventry to Martyn’s Gutter, leading towards Stoneleigh Town;” and for supplying an Omission in an Act, passed in the last Session of Parliament, “for repairing the Road from Leicester to Ashby-de-la-Zouch, in the County of Leicester;” so far as the same relates to the Road from Coventry through Kenilworth to Warwick, and from the said City of Coventry to Martyn’s Gutter” “An Act for continuing the Term, and altering, explaining, and enlarging the Powers of, an Act of the Twenty-sixth of King George the Second, for repairing and widening several Roads therein mentioned in the County of Worcester; and for repealing so much of an Act of the Seventh Year of His present Majesty, as relates to the Road from Knightsford Bridge to a certain House at Red Marley, in the Parish of Great Witley, in the said County; and for putting the same under the Management of the Trustees for executing the said first mentioned Act; and for amending other Roads therein mentioned.” An Act for continuing and enlarging the Terms and Powers of Two several Acts of Parliament respecting
Roads, neat the Borough of Ashburton, in the County of Devon” “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 Halton Dyal, in the West Riding of the County of York.” “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” “An Act for vesting Part of the Estates devised by the Will of Sarah Owen Spinster, deceased, in the Counties of Salop and Montgomery, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale, in the Purchase of other Messages, Lands, and Hereditaments, to be settled in lieu thereof to the like Uses.” “An Act for discharging Part of the Estate of Nicholas Wrigglesworth and Ayscoghe Wriggleworth, 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.” “An Act for setting certain Messages, 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 malte such Leases thereof as in the said Act are mentioned.” “An Act for vesting a Leasehold Message 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. “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.” “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 sold; and for purchasing other Estates in lieu thereof, to be settled to the same Uses.” “An Act to discharge 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 same on other Parts of the said Estate.” “An Act for enabling the Trustees named in the Will of William Sterne, deceased, to fell and convey a Leasehold Estate vested 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. “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 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.” “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open undivided Common Fields, and Common Pastures, within the several Townships of Stonegrave, Westness, and Nunnington, in the North Riding of the County of York.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing a Common or Moor, called Wooller Common, in the Parish of Wooller, in the County of Northumberland “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Icleford, in the County of Hertford.” “An Act for dividing, enclosing, and improving, the Waste and Common Grounds, in the Township of Stainburne, in the Parish of Kirkby Overblew, in the County of York.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadows, and Pastures, within the Township of Sutton upon Derwent in the East Riding of the County of York.” “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.” “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. “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” “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.” “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” “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain open and uncultivated Lands and Tracts of Waste Ground, called Crowcombe, Heathfield, and Heddon, and Parcel of Quantock Hills, within the Parish of Crowcombe, in the County of Somerset.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Common Fields, Woods, and Average Grounds, Ings, Marines, Carrs, Commons, and other Waste Lands and Grounds, within the several Manors and Parishes of Cawood and Wistow, in the County of York.” “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. “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.” “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” “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.” “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” “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” “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” “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.” “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.” “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Eliot Doctor in Physick, with Grace Dalrymple his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.” “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Charles Horneck Esquire, with Sarah Keppel his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.” “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Thomas Williams, with Ann Lantware his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.” “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 Widow, 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 Theobald” “An Act for naturalizing Henry Lawrence Zinck” “An Act for naturalizing John Alexander de Morsicr.” An Act for naturalizing Engelbert Mulhausen. An Act for naturalizing Marie Magdelaine Chevalier“And albeit, the said Acts, by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts: And forasmuch as for divers Causes and Considerations We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons; We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same, and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Chuses, and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; Willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence, and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force, and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly in the Presence of you all assented to the same: And we do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern; commanding also by these Presents Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Henry Earl Bathurst, Our Chancellor of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; and also commanding the Most Reverend Father in God, Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor, Frederick Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain ; Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, Granville Earl Gower, President of Our Council; William Earl of Dartmouth, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our Right Trusty and Right Entirely-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, Augustes Henry Duke of Grafton, Thomas Duke of Leeds, John Duke of Rutland, Peregrine Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, Great Chamberlain of England ; Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, William Earl Talbot, Steward of Our Household; Francis Seymour Earl of Hertford, Chamberlain of Our Household; Henry Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; John Earl of Sandwich, First Commissioner of Our Admiralty; Robert Earl of Holdernesse, William Henry Earl of Rochford, Hugh Earl of Marchmont, Wills Hill Earl of Hillsborough, George Viscount Townshend, Thomas Viscount Weymouth, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; and our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor William Lord Mansfield, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent, in Our Absence in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts with such Terms and Words in Our Name as is requisite and hath been accustomed for the same, and also to enroll these Our Letters Patent and the said Acts in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf: And finally, We do declare and will that, After this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament and Laws, to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing or Things, to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.
“Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Thirteenth Day of May, in the Sixteenth Year of Our Reign.
By the King himself, signed with His own “Hand,
“Yorke.

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

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

“1. An Act to enable the Commissioners of His Majesty’s Treasury to order and allow, out of the Money an sing 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.”

“2. 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.”

“3. 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.”

“4. 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.”

“5. An Act for the Encouragement and Improvement of the Pilchard Fishery, carried on within the Bay of Saint Ives, in the County of Cornwall”.

“6. An Act to. remove the Danger of Fire amongst the Ships in the Port of Bristol, by preventing the landing certain Commodities on the present Quays; and for providing a convenient Quay, and proper Places for landing and storing the same; and for regulating the said Quay, and the Lighters, Boats, and other Vessels, carrying Goods for Hire within the said Port of Bristol; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“7. An Act more effectually to prevent the Stealing of Deer; and to repeal several former Statutes made for the like Purpose.”

“8. An Act for securing a Fund belonging to certain Persons of the Theatre Royal Covent Garden, applicable to charitable Uses; and for other Purposes.”

“9. An Act for vesting in John Liardet Clerk, his Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, the sole Use and Property of a certain Composition or Cement of his Invention, throughout His Majesty’s Kingdom of Great Britain, and in the Colonies and Plantations Abroad, for a limited Time.”

“10. 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.”

“11. An Act for draining, embanking, and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds, called The Parts and Alderlots, in the Parishes of Glatton and Holme, in the County of Huntingdon

“12. An Act: for supplying the Borough and Town of Brecknock, and Liberties thereof, with Water; and for paving, cleansing, regulating, and lighting the Streets, Lanes, and publick Passages there; and for widening and making commodious some of the said Streets, Lanes, and Passages.”

“13. An Act for paving, cleansing, lighting, and watching, the Borough and Town of Weymouth and Melcomh Regis, in the County of Dorset; and for removing all Encroachments, Obstructions, and Annoyances therein.”

“14. An Act for widening and improving several Streets in the Town of Manchester; and for opening new Streets or Passages within the said Town.”

“15. 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.”

“16. 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 veiled 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.”

“17. An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Leicester to Narborough, and from Leicester to Coventry, and from thence through Kenilworth to Warwick, and from thence to Halford Bridge, and from Warwick to Stratford upon Avon, and from Coventry to Martyn’s Gutter, leading towards Stoneleigh Town;” and for supplying an Omission in an Act, passed in the Act Session of Parliament, “for repairing the Road from Leicester to Ashby-de-la-Zouch, in the County of Leicester;” so far as the same relates to the Road from Coventry, through Kenilworth to Warwick, and from the said City of Coventry to Martyn’s Gutter.

“18. An Act for continuing the Term, and altering, explaining, and enlarging the Powers of an Act of the Twenty-sixth of King George the Second, for repairing and widening several Roads therein mentioned in the County of Worcester; and for repealing so much of an Act of the Seventh Year of His present Majesty, as relates to the Road from Knightsford Bridge to a certain House at Red Marley, in the Parish of Great Witley, in the said County; and for putting the same under the Management of the Trustees for executing the said first-mentioned Act; and for amending other Roads therein mentioned.”

“19. 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

“20. 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 Halton Dyal, in the West Riding of the County of York.

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

Le Roy le vault.

“22. An Act for vesting Tart of the Estates devised by the Will of Sarah Owen Spinster, deceased, in the Counties of Salop and Montgomery, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, to be settled in lieu thereof to the like Uses.”

“23. An Act for discharging Part of the Estate of Nicholas Wrigglesworthy and Ayscoghe 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.”

“24. An Act for setting 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.”

“25. 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.”

“26. 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.”

“27. 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 sold; and for purchasing other Estates in lieu thereof, to be settled to the same Uses.”

“28. An Act to discharge 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 On hundred Pounds a Year; and for securing the same on other Parts of the said Estate.”

“29. An Act for enabling the Trustees named in the Will of William Sterne, deceased, to fell and convey a Leasehold Estate, veiled 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.”

“30. 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.”

“31. An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open undivided Common Fields and Common Pastures, within the several Townships of Stonegrave, Westness, and Nunnington, in the North Riding of the County of York.

“32. An Act for dividing and enclosing a Common or Moor, called Wooller Common, in the Parish of Wooller, in the County of Northumberland.

“33. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Ickleford, in the County of Hertford.

“34. An Act for dividing, enclosing, and improving the Walle and Common Grounds, in the Township of Stainburne, in the Parish of Kirkby Overblow, in the County of York:”

“35. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadows, and Pastures, within the Township of Sutton upon Derwent, in the East Riding of the County of York.

“36. 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.

“37. 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

“38. 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 Chpston and Newbold, otherwise Nobald, in the County of Northampton

“39, 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

“40. 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.

“41. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and uncultivated Lands and Traces of Waste Ground called Crewcombe, Heathfield, and Heddon, and Parcel of Quantock Hills, within the Parish of Crowcombe, in the County of Somerset

“42. An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Common Fields, Woods, and Average Grounds, Ings, Marines, Carrs, Commons, and other Waste Lands and Grounds, within the several Manors and Parishes of Cawood and Wistow, in the County of York.

“43. 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.

“44. 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.

“45. 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.”

“46. 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.

“47. 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.”

“48. 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

“49. 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.

“50. 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.”

“51. 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.”

“52. An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Eliot Doctor in Physick, with Grace Dalrymple his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“53. An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Charles Horneck Esquire with Sarah Keppel his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“54. An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Thomas Williams with Ann Lantware his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“55. 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 Widow, 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 Theobald.”

“56. An Act for naturalizing Henry Lawrence Zinck.

“57. An Act for naturalizing John Alexander De Morsier.”

“58. An Act for naturalizing Engelbert Mulhausen.

“59. An Act for naturalizing Marie Magdelaine Chevalier.

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

Soit fait comme ilest desire.

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was renamed.

Kent, to drain General Vallie, in, Bill; Witnesses to attend on Second Reading.

Ordered, That Richard Canny, John Broad, Edmund Pain, Pilots at Deal, and George Goodwin of Ramsgate, do attend this House on Thursday next, in order to their being examined as Witnesses on the Second Reading of 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.

Plate Duty, Account delivered.

The House being informed, “That Mr. Edward Mulso, from the Commissioners of Excise attended:”

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Order of the 6th of this instant May,

“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.”

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Commissioners of Excise to write Letters to Persons suspected of having Plate, not paying the Duty.

Ordered, That the Commissioners of His Majesty’s Excise do write circular Letters to all such Persons whom they have Reason to suspect to have Plate, as also those who have not paid-regularly the Duty on the same; and lay before this, House, on the First Day of the next Session of Parliament, the Names of those Persons to whom such Letters have gone, specifying those who have, and those who have not, complied with the Requisition of such Letters.

Ordered, That the said Order be inserted in the London Gazette, for Four Saturdays following.

Corbridge Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Mathew White Ridley and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Stinted Pastures and Commons, Moors or Waste Grounds, within die Manor and Parish of Corbridge, in the County of Northumberland;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message s from H. C to return Nuthall’s Executors Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act: to enable William Masterman and Thomas Francis, Esquires, to make a Title to certain Leasehold and Copyhold Estates of Thomas Nuthall Esquire, deceased;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and D. An. caller’s Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting in Trustees, the Settled Estate of the Most Noble Peregrine Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, in the County of York, to discharge Incumbrances affecting the same, and other Part of the said Settled Estates; and for purchasing of Estates to be settled to the several Uses therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Crick Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Powys 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, of and within the Parish and Liberties of Crick, in the County of Northampton;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time,

Messages from H. C. to return Leigh’s Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for Sale of Part of the Estates late of John Leigh Esquire, deceased, for Payment of Mortgages,’ and other Debts, to which the said Estates are liable; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Dolman’s Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Settled Estates of Robert Dolman Esquire, and Robert Dolman the Younger, in Pockington, 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;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same with One Amendment, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Boston Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Carrs, and other Open Lands and Grounds, within the Township of Boston, in the East Riding of the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bilton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Common Pastures, Common and other Waste Lands and Grounds, within the Township of Bilton, in the County of the City of York;” 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 Scotch Aliens Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act 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;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

and Onslow’s Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting an Estate, in the County of Middlesex, which was settled by Richard Onslow Esquire, deceased, on his Marriage with Poolley Walton, in Trustees, in order that the same may be conveyed to Matthew Winter, and his Heirs, pursuant to an Agreement made by him for the Purchase thereof; and for inverting the Purchase Money in Three per Centum Consolidated Bank Annuities; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Wheat, &c. allowing the Exportation of, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for allowing the Exportation of certain Quantities of Wheat and other Articles to His Majesty’s Sugar Colonies in Amenta, and to the Island of Saint Helena, and to the other Settlements belonging to the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, and of Biscuit and Pease to Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Bay Chaleur, and Labrador; and for indemnifying all Persons with respect to advising or carrying into Execution His Majesty’s Orders of Council already made, for allowing the Exportation of Wheat and other Articles;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Corn, &c to be imported into the Port of Preston, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Henry Hoghton and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act. for allowing Corn, Grain and Flour, imported into the Port of Preston, to be landed without Payment of the Duties, under, the like Restrictions as Corn, Grain, and Flour, is allowed to be landed at the several Ports mentioned in an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act to regulate the Importation and Exportation of Corn;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

American Colonies, Entries o F Goods, &c made at the Pont of London, &c. since the passing the Act prohibiting all Trade with, to be laid before the House.

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

It was moved, “That the Schedules,No. 11, 15, 19, and 32, in the Licences, delivered from the Admiralty Office on the 29th of April Act, might be read:”

The same were accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the Commissioners of His Majesty’s Customs do lay before this House, “Copies of all Entries of Goods and Merchandize outward for North America, which have been made at the Port of London, or any other Port within Great Britain or Ireland; and also of any Cockets or Permits that may have passed for shipping of Goods, into any Ships taken into His Majesty’s Service, bound to North America, since the passing an Act, intituled, “An Act to prohibit all Trade and Intercourse with the Colonies of New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pensylvania, the Three Lower Counties on Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, during the Continuance of the present Rebellion within the said Colonies respectively; for repealing ar Act, made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, “to discontinue the landing and discharging, lading or shipping, of Goods, Wares, and Merchandize, at the Town and within the Harbour of Boston, in the Province of Massachusetts Bay;” and also Two Acts, made in the Act Session of Parliament, for restraining the Trade and Commerce of the Colonies in the said Acts respectively mentioned; and to enable any Person or Persons appointed and authorized by His Majesty to grant Pardons, to issue Proclamations in the Cases and for the purposes therein mentioned;” with the ates thereof, and also the several Quantities of woods Actually shipped for each Port in Great Britain or Ireland, in consequence of such Entries, Cockets, or Permits; distinguishing the Species of each, by whom and for weose Account they were entered, when shipped, in what Ship or Vessel they have been flipped off, by whole Licence or Permission: And also, Copies of all Minutes in their Books, and all Orders, Notes, Messages, Warrants for Drawbacks, Opinions of Law Officers, in their Custody, Letters in their Office received from or sent to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, or the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, or their respective Secretaries, or to any other Person or Officer of Government whatsoever, relative to the fending Goods to America, under the Restrictions imposed by the said Act Also, An Account of Goods, distinguished as above, that may have been re-landed from any Ship or Vessel in consequence of any Order or Alteration in the Regulations that may have taken place, for licensing the above Commerce as permitted by the aforesaid Act, and the Reasons for such Alterations of re-landing.”

Papers relative to the Ship Jamieson and eggy, &c. Address for:

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to request, “That He will be graciously pleased to order a Copy of any Contract or Agreement between His Majesty and the Owners of the Ship Jamieson and Peggy: And also, A Copy of any Agreement between His Majesty and any Person or Persons, for the Purchase of the Cargo of the said Jamieson and Peggy, as expressed in the Licence of the said Ship of the 10th April Act, to be laid before this House.”

Also, “A Copy of it Letter from Lord George Germaine to the Lords of the Admiralty, of the 7th February; and also of any other Letters to the said Board, for granting Licences to Ships or Vessels taken into His Majesty’s Service.”

and Contract with Cockburn, French, and Merry,

Also, “The Copy of any Contract made between the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury and James Bogle French, for supplying His Majesty’s Forces with Rum.”

Also, “The Copy of any Contract made between the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury and Sir James Cockburn Baronet, for supplying His Majesty’s Forces with Rum.”

Also, “A Copy of any Letter or Letters wrote by the Secretary of the Treasury to Mr. Anthony Merry: And also, Copy of any Contract or Contracts, made between the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury and the said Anthony Merry.”

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

Returns respecting the Poor, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon 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.”

It was moved, “That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on this Day Two Months.”

Which being objected to:

The Question was put thereupon ?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Friday next; and the Lords summoned.

Messages from H. C to return Sir William Wake’s Estate Bill;

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

To return the Bill, 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;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Sir Charles Whitworth’s Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, 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;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Highgate Gatehouse &c Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue and render more effectual several Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Highways leading to Highgate Gatehouse and Hampstead, and other Roads in the said Acts mentioned, in the County of Middlesex; and also to continue and render more effectual an Act to enable the respective Trustees of the Turnpike Roads leading to Highgate Gatehouse and Hampstead, and from Saint Giles’s Pound to Kilbourn, to make a new Road from the Great Northern Road at Islington to the Edgware Road near Paddington, ao far as the same is by the said Act directed to be under the Care and Management of the Trustees of the said first mentioned Acts; and for making a Road from the said new Road, near Queen’s Row, to Bagnigge Wash; and for watching, lighting, and watering, the said Roads;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H C. to return, Dashwood’s Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for confirming the Settlements made by Charles Vere Dashwood Esquire, in Satisfaction of certain Articles entered into by him previous to his Marriage, and during his Infancy; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Peers Pedigrees to be considered.

Ordered, That the Committee of Privileges do meet to consider the Pedigrees of Jacob Earl of Radnor, George Lord Willoughby of Parham, and Frederick Lord Boston, on Thursday next.

Dolman’s Bill

The House proceeded to take into Consideration, the Amendment made by the Commons to 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.”

And the same being read Three Times by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

And a Message was ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Angush and Mr. Eames:

To acquaint them therewith

Ferguson et al against Fall.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Ferguson Merchant and Heritor in Dunbar, Robert Thomson and William Smith Merchants, George Pringle Brewer and Heritor, Thomas Simpson Slater and Heritor, John Stoddart Junior, Butcher, William Robertson, William Nicolson, Taylors, John Gibson Shoemaker and Heritor, John Quarrier Shipmaster, Robert Sibbald and Robert Nistet Brewers, Joseph Forest Writer and Heritor, Patrick Whigam Shoemaker, James Thomson Mason and Heritor, all in Dunbar; William Kirkwood Merchant in Balhaven, James Robertson Taylor in Dunbar, and Heritor in Balhaven, all within the Royalty of Dunbar; John Boyd Wright and Heritor in Balhaven, and Alexander Keir Farmer in Westbarns, all Burgesses of Dunbar; complaining of Four Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 2d of March, the 12th of July, and 3d and 5th of August, 1775; also of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 16th and 27th of February, and 9th of March, 1776; and also of Two other Interlocutors of the said Lord Ordinary, of the 18th of April and 3d of May 1776; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Robert Fall Chief Magistrate of Dunbar, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Robert Fall may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Monday the 10th Day of June next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or any of his known Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Chatham Paving, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2vice lecta est Billa, 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.”

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

D. Portland. L. Abp. Canterbury. L. Abergavenny.
D. Manchester. L. Willoughby Br.
D. Northumber land. L. Willoughby Par.
L. Bp. London. L. Clifton.
M. Rockingham. L. Bp. Chichester. L. King.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells. L. Sandys.
E. Suffolk. L. Bp. Worcester. L. Bruce.
E. Exeter. L. Bp. St. Davids. L. Ravensworth.
E. Denbigh. L. Bp. Bangor. L. Ponsonby.
E. Sandwich. L. Hyde.
E. Essex. L. Walpole.
E. Abingdon. L. Lyttelton.
E. Scarbrough. L. Wycombe.
E. Rochford. L. Scarsdale.
E. Abercorn. L. Boston.
E. Galloway. L. Beaulieu.
E. Loudoun. L. Digby.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Tankerville.
E. Aylesford.
E. Stanhope.
E. Kerr.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Effingham.
E. Fitzwilliam.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Townshend.
V. Stormont.
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.

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

Hodie 2a 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 raising the Sum of Two Millions by Annuities, and a Lottery to be attended with Annuities.”

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.

Whale Fishery Bill.

Hodie 2a 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.”

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.

Anglesey Coals Bill.

Hodie 2a 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.”

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.

Expiring Laws Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act td continue an Act, made in the Firth 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.”)

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.

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

Hodie 2a 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 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 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.”

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.

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 this Day, be put off till To-morrow.

Adjourn.

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

Die Martis, 14o Maii 1776.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Roffen. Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Bangor. Ds. Paget.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S. Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Northington.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

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

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the 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.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Whale Fishery Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the 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.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Expiring Laws Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the 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.”)

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Mushins and Callicoes, Drawbacks on, &c Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the 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 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.”

After some Time the House was resumed.

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

Anglesey Coals Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for allowing a Drawback of the Duties upon Coals, used in smelting Copper Ores, within the Isle of Anglesey.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Whale Fishery Bill.

Hodie 3a 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Hodie 3a 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 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 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Expiring Laws Bill:

Hodie 3a 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 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.”)

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Highgate Gatehouse. &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Ad to continue and render more effectual several Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Highways leading to Highgate Gatehouse and Hampstead, and other Roads in the said Acts mentioned, in the County of Middlesex; and also to continue and render more effectual “An Act to enable the respective Trustees of the Turnpike Roads leading to Highgate Gatehouse and Hampstead, and from Saint Giles’s Pound to Kilbourn, to make a new Road from the Great Northern Road at Islington, to the Edgware Road near Paddington;” so far as the same is by the said Act directed to be under the Care and Management of the Trustees of the said first mentioned Acts; and for making a Road from the said new Road near Queen’s Row to Bagnigge Wash; and for watching, lighting, and watering the said Roads.”

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

Ld. Privy Seal. L. Bp. Rochester. L. Willoughby Par.
L. Bp. Bangor. L. Paget.
E. Denbigh. L. Walpole.
E. Doncaster. L. Scarsdale.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Northington.
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.

Corbridge Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Stinted Pastures, and Common Moors or Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Corbridge, in the County of Northumberland.”

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.

Over and Nether Weedon Beck Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands 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.”

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.

Bilton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Common Pastures, Common and other Waste Lands and Grounds, within the Township of Bilton, in the County of the City of York.”

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.

Crick Enclosure Bill.

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

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

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

Corn, &c. to be imported into the Port of Preston, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for allowing Corn, Grain, and Flour, imported into the Port of Preston, to be landed without Payment of the Duties, under the like Restrictions as Corn, Grain, and Flour, is allowed to be landed at the several Ports mentioned in an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act to regulate the Importation and Exportation of Corn.”

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.

Wheat, &c. allowing the Exportation of, &c Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for allowing the Exportation of certain Quantities of Wheat and other Articles to His Majesty’s Sugar Colonies in America, and to the Island of Saint Helena, and to the other Settlements belonging to the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, and of Biscuit and Pease to Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Bay Chaleur, and Labrador; and for indemnifying all Persons with respect to advising or carrying into Execution His Majesty’s Orders of Council already made for allowing the Exportation of Wheat and other Articles.”

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

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

Rice against Howarth and Hughes.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Walter Rice Esquire, Devisee in Fee of Rice Griffith Clerk, deceased, complaining of a Decree of the Court of Exchequer of the 21st of July 1775; also of an Order of the said Court of the 7th of December 1775; and also of another Order of the said Court, of the 10th of this instant May, refusing to discharge the said Order of the 7th of December last; and praying, “That the said Decree and Orders may be reversed, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Edward Manwaring Davies Howarth Esquire, and Matthew Manwaring Howarth Hughes, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Edward Manwaring Davies Howarth Esquire, and Matthew Manwaring Howarth Hughes, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday, the 28th Day of this instant May.

Messages from H C. to retina Upfold s Bill:

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Settled Estates of William Upfold Gentleman, in the County of Middlesex, and City of London, in Trustees, to be sold; and for purchasing other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Jellett or Masons Bill;

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

To return 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;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and L. Irwin’s Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting several Estates, late of Samuel Shepheard, of Exning, in the County of Suffolk, Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for purchasing other Estates to be conveyed to the like Uses; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;“and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Sir Charles Bunbury’s Divorce Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Sir Thomas Charles Bunbury Baronet, with the Right Honourable Lady Sarah Lenox his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Ludlow, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a 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, “for repairing the Road leading from the Town of Ludlow, in the County of Salop, through Woofferton and Little Hereford, to a Place called Monk’s Bridge in the said County; and also from the said Town of Ludlow, to a Place or House called The Maidenhead, at Orleton, in the County of Hertford;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Turnpike Roads, Act to amend, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repealing a Clause in an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the General Laws now in being for regulating the Turnpike Roads in that Part of Great Britain called England, and for other Purposes;” which relates to the countersinking of the Tire of the Wheels of all Waggons, Wains, and other Carriages to be used on Turnpike Roads; and for explaining a Provision in the said Act, with respect to the Fellies and Tire of Carriages, having the Fellies of the Wheels of the Gauge of Six Inches or upwards;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Vote of Credit Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for enabling His Majesty to raise the Sum of One Million, for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned;“to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Smith against Reddish, in Error.

The Lord Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King’s Bench, in the usual Manner, delivered in at the Table a Writ of Error, wherein Alexander Smith is Plaintiff, and Thomas Reddish. is Defendant.

Turnpike Roads, suspending Six-Inch Wheels, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for suspending for a limited Time so much of an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the General Laws now in being for regulating the Turnpike Roads in that Part of Great Britain called England, and for other Purposes;” as is to subject Carriages having the Fellies of the Wheels thereof of less Breadth or Gauge than Six Inches, to the Payment of Double Tolls; and for vacating Contracts for leasing Tolls;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sinking Fund Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund, and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-six; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; for giving further Relief to the Widows of Commission and Warrant Officers of the Royal Navy; and for making forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills, Lottery Tickets, Certificates, Receipts, Annuity Orders, and other Orders, lost, burnt, or destroyed;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Hatherop Rectory, or Blackwell’s Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Rector of the Parish Church of Hatherop, in the County of Gloucester, to exchange Part of his Glebe Lands there, for other Lands more conveniently situated, the Property of Samuel Blackwell Esquire, in the Hamlet of Williamstrip, adjoining to the said Parish of Hatherop,” was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto:”

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

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

Hatherop Rectory or Blackwell’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Rector of the Parish Church of Hatherop, in the County of Gloucester, to exchange Part of His Glebe Lands there, for other Lands more conveniently situated, the Property of Samuel Blackwell Esquire, in the Hamlet of Williamstrip, adjoining to the said Parish of Hatherop.”

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.

Boston Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Carrs, and other Open Lands and Grounds, within the Township of Boston, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

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.

Deas et al. against Magistrates of Edinburgh:

Upon reading the Petition of John Deas Esquire, and others, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which the Magistrates and Town Council of Edinburgh are Respondents; setting forth, “That the subject Matter of this Appeal is amicably settled by the Parties:” And therefore praying then: Lordships, “That they may be permitted to withdraw their Appeal without Payment of Costs; the Agent for the said Respondents having signed the said Petition, as consenting thereto:”

Appeal withdrawn.

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

Eastbury and Blagrove Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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;” 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.”

Salford Charity Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Trustees of certain Charity Lands belonging to the Poor of Salford, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, to grant Building Leases thereof;” was committed.

Chatham Paving, &c. Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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,” 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.”

Salford Charity Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Trustees of certain Charity Lands belonging to the Poor of Salford, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, to grant Building Leases thereof.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Eastbury and Blagrove Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Chatham, Paving, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

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 this Day, be put off to Saturday next.

Anglesey Coals Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, “An Act for allowing a Drawback of the Duties upon Coals used in smelting Copper Ores, within the Isle of Anglesey,” be read the Third Time on Friday next.

Adjourn.

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

Die Mercurii, 15o Maii 1776.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin. Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius. Ds. Paget.
Epus. Bath. & Wells. Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Bangor. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Aylesford.
Viscount Montague.

PRAYERS.

Sinking Fund Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund, and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-six, and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; for giving further Relief to the Widows of Commission and Warrant Officers of the Royal Navy; and for making forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills, Lottery Tickets, Certificates, Receipts, Annuity Orders, and other Orders, lost, burnt, or destroyed.”

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.

Vote of Credit Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enabling His Majesty to raise the Sum of One Million for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

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

Insolvent Debtors, &c Bill.

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

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

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Convicts Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to authorize, for a limited Time, the Punishment by hard Labour of Offenders, who for certain Crimes are or shall become liable to be transported to any of His Majesty’s Colonies and Plantations;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Chester Lighthouse, &c Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for erecting a Lighthouse or Lighthouses, and Land Marks, in or near the Port of Chester; and for placing Buoys upon the Banks and Shoals leading into and in the said Port; and for regulating of Pilots and Persons towing or tracking of Vessels to and from the City of Chester; and for fixing the Rates payable for the same respectively;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ludlow, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a 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, “for repairing the Road leading from the Town of Ludlow, in the County of Salop, through Woofferton and Little Hertford, to a Place called Monk’s Bridge, in the said County; and also from the said Town of Ludlow to a Place or House called The Maidenhead, at Orleton, in the County of Hereford.”

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

Ld. President. L. Bp. London. L. Paget.
E. Suffolk. L. Bp. Bath & Wells. L. Godolphin.
E. Denbigh. L. Scarsdale.
E. Rochford. L. Bp. Bangor.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Aylesford.
V. Montague.

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.

Turnpike Roads, Act to amend, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repealing a Clause in an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the general Laws now in being for regulating the Turnpike Roads in that Part of Great Britain called England, and for other Purposes;” which relates to the Countersinking of the Tire of the Wheels of all Waggons, Wains, and other Carriages, to be used on Turnpike Roads; and for explaining a Provision in the said Act, with respect to the Fellies and Tire of Carriages having the Fellies of the Wheels of the Gauge of Six Inches, or upwards.”

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.

Wheat, &c. allowing the Exportation of, &c Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for allowing the Exportation of certain Quantities of Wheat and other Articles to His Majesty’s Sugar Colonies in America, and to the Island of Saint Helena, and to the other Settlements belonging to the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies; and of Biscuit and Pease to Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Bay Chaleur, and Labrador; and for indemnifying all Persons, with respect to advising or carrying into Execution His Majesty’s Orders of Council already made, for allowing the Exportation of Wheat and other Articles.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Corn, &c. to be imported Into the Port of Preston, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for allowing Corn, Grain, and Flour, imported into the Port of Preston, to be landed without Payment of the Duties, under the like Restrictions as Corn, Grain, and Flour, is allowed to be landed at the several Ports mentioned in an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act to regulate the Importation and Exportation of Corn.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Corbridge Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Stinted Pastures, and Common Moors or Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Corbridge, in the County of Northumberland,“was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; 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.”

Boston 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 Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Carrs, and other Open Lands and Grounds, within the Township of Boston, in the East Riding of the County of York,” was committed.

Bilton 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 Fields, Common Pastures, Common and other Waste Lands and Grounds, within the Township of Bilton, in the County of the City of York,“was committed.

Crick 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 Crick, in the County of Northampton,” was committed.

Over and Nether Weedon Beck 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 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,“was committed.

Highgate Gatehouse. &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue and render more effectual several Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Highways leading to Highgate Gatehouse and Hampstead, and other Roads in the said Acts mentioned, in the County of Middlesex; and also to continue and render more effectual an Act to enable the respective Trustees of the Turnpike Roads leading to Highgate Gatehouse and Hampstead, and from Saint Giles’s Pound to Kilbourn, to make a new Road from the Great Northern Road at Islington, to the Edgware Road near Paddington, so far as the same is by the said Act directed to be under the Care and Management of the Trustees of the said first mentioned Acts; and for making a Road from the said new Road near Queen’s Row, to Bagnigge Wash; and for watching, lighting, and watering the said Roads,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the fame to the House, without any Amendment.”

Adjourn.

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

Die Jovis, 16o Maii 1776.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius. Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Epus. Duresm. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Eliens. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Cicestrien. Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S. Ds. Paget.
Epus. Bath. & Wells. Ds. Osborne.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Bolton. Ds. King.
Epus. Wigorn. Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Meneven. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Litch & Cov. Dux Portland. Ds. Bruce.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Manchester. Ds. Fortescue.
Dux Dorset. Ds. Ravensworth.
Dux Northumberland. Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius. Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Sondes.
Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Pembroke. Ds. Boston.
Comes Exeter. Ds. Beaulieu.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Digby.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Irwin.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Ludlow, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, “for repairing the Road leading from the Town of Ludlow, in the County of Salop, through Woosserton and Little Hereford, to a Place called Monk’s Bridge, in the said County; and also from the said Town of Ludlow, to a Place or House called The Maidenhead, at Orleton, in the County of Hereford,” 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.”

General Vallies Drainage, &c Bill; Petitions against.

Upon reading the Petition of several Merchants, Traders, and Inhabitants of the Town and Borough of Deal, near the Town and Port of Sandwich, in the County of Kent:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of several Farmers and Occupiers of Lands lying in the Neighbourhood of the Town and Port of Sandwich, in the County of Kent:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of sundry Owners and Occupiers of Lands in the Vallies of North and South Poulders, in the County of Kent, containing about Four hundred and twenty-four Acres:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of sundry Owners and Occupiers of Lands in the Valley of Lydden, in the County of Kent, (containing Three thousand two hundred and ten Acres and an Half, or thereabouts), 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 Petitions do lie on the Table.

Journals and Rolls of Parliament, printing of; Report from Committee.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Sub-Committees appointed to consider of the Orders and Customs of this House, and of the Privileges of the Peers of Great Britain, and Lords of Parliament, and to peruse and perfect the Journals, and who, by the Order of the 9th of March 1767, were directed to inspect over the printing the Rolls of Parliament now extant, and the Journals of this House, to make Search and have View of all Records, and Transcripts thereof that may be necessary for that Purpose, and to take Copies or Transcripts, or make use of such as they may find already made, of all Things requisite for the perfect printing the said Rolls and Journals, and to take Care that the said printing be done in the bell Manner: “That the Committee had met, and directed him to report, That they have now completed the Work referred to them, in the best Manner they are able.

“That with regard to the Rolls of Parliament, they found themselves, at their very Outset, disappointed in the Expectation generally entertained, of the satisfactory State of Preservation of the Originals, many of them were either no longer to be found, or were in so decayed and still perishing a Condition, that the Sub-Committee found themselves obliged to have Recourse to the House on the 29th of June 1767, to be authorized to supply these Defects by other Parliamentary Records, or well-vouched Transcripts; and, in order the better to perform this Part of their Duty, they applied to the Gentlemen who were esteemed to be the bed Judges of such Matters, and obtained their cheerful and very useful Assistance.
“That the Sub-Committee have likewise to acknowledge the ready and polite Manner in which both the Universities, several of the Inns of Court, where any Materials connected with this Work were supposed to be deposited, and several private Persons, have concurred to promote the Execution of this Work.
“With these Helps, the Rolls of Parliament now extant, and other Parliamentary Records, are collected into Six Volumes, and are ready to be delivered, unless the House shall think proper to postpone the Delivery until they have received the last Revisal. This the Sub-Committee thought requisite, in order to give them their due Correctness; but they have been deprived of it by the Illness and Death of the Lord who undertook that Part, which could be properly executed only by One Person.
“And although the Transcripts have been, with unwearied Industry and Application, made from the Originale, by Mr. Thomas Isle and Mr. John Thomas, since the Death of those to whom this was at this intrusted, and the Sub-Committee be perfectly satisfied with the Care and Accuracy of the Reverend Dr. Strachey, One of His Majesty’s Chaplains, who has from the Beginning superintended the Conduct of printing these Transcripts; yet it must be apparent to every one acquainted with the Art of Printings, that a final Revisal by an Eye wholly attentive to the Object of Correctness, is necessary to a Work published under the Sanction of Your Lordships.
“That as Dr. Strachey is now relieved from the laborious Part of the Work, and hath expressed his Readiness to compleat this last Revisal, with due Care, before the Beginning of the next Session of Parliament, the Sub-Committee submit this to your Lordships Consideration, as what will render this Collection as perfect as it can be made.
“There is prefixed to the First Volume a full and accurate List of the Contents of the whole Collection: But as the Sub-Committee were soon made sensible that both an Index and a Glossary were Additions highly proper to answer the End of this Publication, they thought it became them to suggest such an Undertaking to Dr. Strachey; and he has made a considerable Progress in it, and very judiciously melted both these Parts into one. The particular Lords who have examined this Performance, as well as the Sub-Committee, have approved of it, and directed this also to be submitted to your Lordships for your farther Direction.
“Of the Execution of the other Branch of the Work referred to the Sub-Committee, the printing the Journals of this House, your Lordships have long been enabled to form some Judgement, First by the Delivery of the First Thirteen Volumes, and afterwards by that of Nine more, making together Twenty-two Volumes. The remaining Part consists of Nine other Volumes that will be ready to be delivered by the next Session, and will compleat the whole Work, to the End of the Session of Parliament in October 1767, in which your Lordships made the Order for printing your Journals; and the last Session of which the Journal hath been examined according to your annual Order, in Thirty-one Volumes.
“Laborious as the correct Execution of so large a Work hath been, such have been the Industry and Accuracy of Mr. Rose, who has had the Charge of it, that your Sub-Committee can confidently present it to your Lordships, after the molt careful Revisal, as a Transcript of the Original as exact as can come from the Press. The few Typographical Errors subjoined to each Volume, are such as the Nature of Impressions, by Types, renders unavoidable: For the Sub-Committee hope it will appear that Mr. Bowyer, whom they have employed to print the whole Work, hath performed his Part, so as rather to add to, than diminish, the Character he hath justly acquired in his Profession.
“Upon a single superficial View of these Journals, many seeming Errors will, no Doubt, occur; but these will be found to be Mistakes in the Originals themselves, that have escaped the Lords who formerly had the Charge of their Examination; and the Intention of your Sub-Committee being to convey to the Publick the actual Original, as it is preserved in the Parliament Office, they have gone no farther than shortly to remark such Inaccuracies.
“In such an Execution of so voluminous a Work, if your Sub-Committee have added to the Pressure of an otherwise heavy Burthen on the Gentleman who hath performed the Work; they hope that they have, in return, qualified him to be an useful Servant to this House, which never hath been insensible to Merit, even when unconnected with their own Service. Added to this, the Care, Fidelity, and Diligence, Mr. Rose hath shewn in the safe Preservation, and in the Delivery of the Copies, without Gratuity, Fee, or Reward, have induced your Sub-Committee to order me to move your Lordships to recommend him to His Majesty’s Attention.
“In the Progress of this Work, your Sub-Committee have discovered, with Concern, the hitherto irrecoverable Loss of a Journal of the 12th of King Henry the Seventh, that appears to have existed, and to have been examined by a Committee of this House so lately as in the Year 1690, which, considering the Attention that hath for many Years been bestowed to preserve publick Papers in their original Form, was Matter of Surprize to them; but it affords them Satisfaction that the like Danger is now removed from the other Journals of this House, by your Lordships Order for printing them.
“In the Volumes already delivered, your Lordships have seen that Marginal Notes are inserted to facilitate the Use of the Work, until a proper Index can be compiled. The Necessity of such an Index is so apparent, that your Sub-Committee thought it their Duty to take it into their Consideration. And as a separate Index to each Volume could only serve to increase the Expence, and more clearly, if possible, demonstrate the Want of another general Index to the whole Work, they directed Mr. Rose to attempt to form a plain and easy, but full, Alphabetical Index to the Thirty-one Volumes, as to One compleat Work, so as whatever is comprehended within the Period of them, may be readily found in One Volume.
“The Specimen of it, as far as it is advanced, hath been approved by the Sub-Committee; and the Completion of it is submitted to your Lordships.
“To fulfil your Lordships Intentions in the Reference to your Sub-Committee, there remains only their Attention to the future safe Custody, and the proper Delivery of the Copies of the whole Work.
“The Copies, as received from the Printer, have hitherto been safely preserved under the Care of Mr. Rose, in a secure and convenient Place allotted for the Purpose, and have been delivered out by him in the Manner your Lordships have been pleased to direct.
“The Sub-Committee have therefore directed me to move your Lordships, “That His Majesty maybe addressed to give the necessary Directions, that the same Care as hath already been taken to preserve this important Work, and the same Method as hath been followed in the gratuitous Delivery of the Copies, may be continued for the future.

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

Ordered, That it be referred to the Lords Sub-Committees appointed to consider of the Orders and Customs of this House, and of the Privileges of the Peers of Great Britain, and Lords of Parliament, and to peruse and perfect the Journals, to superintend the Revisal of the printed Volumes of the Rolls of Parliament and Parliamentary Records, and to direct the Delivery of them as soon as such Revisal shall be compleated; and also to superintend the compleating the general Indexes, which they have reported to be proper to be added to the Collection of the Rolls of Parliament and Parliamentary Records, and to the Thirty-one Volumes of the printed Journals of this House.

Address thereupon: and recommending Mr. Rose to His Majesty.

Moved, “That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, (together with the Report of the Sub-Committee, to whom it was referred to superintend the printing the Rolls of Parliament, and the Journals of this House), to desire that His Majesty will be graciously pleased to direct the Continuance of the necessary Measures for the safe Preservation, and proper Delivery of the printed Rolls and Journals; and to recommend to His Majesty Mr. George Rose, who hath hitherto, without Fee or Reward, performed this Duty to the Satisfaction of this House.”

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty by the Lord Chancellor.

General Vailles Drainage, &c. Bill; Petitions in favour of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, Common Councilmen, Citizens, and Inhabitants of the City of Canterbury:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of sundry Persons, Branch Pilots, and other Inhabitants of the Town and Borough of Deal, in the County of Kent:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of several Pilots, Owners, and Masters of Vessels, trading from divers Places along the Coast of England, to London, and other Places, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, “An Act to enable the Commissioners of Sewers for several Limits in the Eastern Farts of the County of ,Kent, more effectually to drain and improve the Lands and Grounds within The General Vallies;” and praying their Lordships, “That the said Bill may pass into a Law:”

It is Ordered, That the said Petitions do lie on the Table.

Smith against Reddish, in Error.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Reddish, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Alexander Smith is Plaintiff; setting forth, That the Petitioner having recovered a Judgement in His Majesty’s Court of King’s Bench against the said Plaintiff, he brought a Writ of Error returnable before their Lordships in Parliament; and the Record having been transcribed, was, together with the said Writ of Error, brought up into this House on the 14th of this instant May; that the Petitioner apprehends that the said Writ of Error is brought merely for Delay;“and therefore praying their Lordships To grant a short Day for the said Plaintiff in Error to assign Errors in the said Cause, or to make such other Order in the Premises, as to their Lordships shall seem meet:”

It is Ordered, That the said Plaintiff in Error do assign Errors in Two Days.

Chester Lighthouse, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for erecting a Lighthouse or Lighthouses, and Land Marks, in or near the Port of Chester; and for placing Buoys upon the Banks and Shoals leading into and in the said Port; and for regulating of Pilots and Persons towing or tracking of Vessels to and from the City of Chester; and for fixing the Rates payable for the same respectively.”

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. De Ferrars.
L. Willoughby Br.
D. Bolton. L. Bp. Durham. L. Willoughby Par.
D. Ancaster. L. Bp. Ely. L. Paget.
D. Portland. L. Bp. Chichester. L. Osborne.
D. Manchester. L. Bp. Bath & Wells. L. King.
D. Dorset. L. Goldphin.
D. Northumberland. L. Bp. Chester. L. Sandys.
L. Bp. Worcester. L. Bruce.
L. Bp. St. Davids. L. Fortescue.
Ld. Chamberlain. L Bp Litch & Cov. L. Ravensworth.
E. Huntingdon. L. Ponsonby.
E. Pembroke. L. Bp. Bangor. L. Hyde.
E. Exeter. L. Walpole.
E. Denbigh. L. Sondes.
E. Thanet. L. Scarsdale.
E. Sandwich. L. Boston.
F Carlisle. L. Beaulieu.
E. Doncaster. L. Digby.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Jersey.
E. Abercorn.
E. Loudoun.
E. Breadalbane.
E. March.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Aylesford.
E. Sussex.
E. Stanhope.
E. Kerr.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Effingham.
E. Buckinghamshire.
E. Guilford.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Darlington.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Hillsborough.
V. Hereford.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Se le.
V. Townshend.
V. Stormont.
V. Irwin.
V. Bolingbroke.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
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.

Wheat, &c. allowing the Exportation of, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for allowing the Exportation of certain Quantities of Wheat and other Articles to His Majesty’s Sugar Colonies in America, and to the Island of Saint Helena, and to the other Settlements belonging to the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies; and of Biscuit and Pease to Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Bay Chaleur, and Labrador; and for indemnifying all Persons with respect to advising or carrying into Execution His Majesty’s Orders of Council already made, for allowing the Exportation of Wheat and other Articles.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Corbridge Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Stinted Pastures, and Common Moors or Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Corbridge; in the County of Northumberland

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Com, &c. to be imported into the Port of Preston, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for allowing Corn, Grain, and Flour, imported into the Port of Preston, to be landed without Payment of the Duties, under the like Restrictions as Corn, Grain, and Flour, is allowed to be landed at the several Ports mentioned in an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act to regulate the Importation and Exportation of Corn,”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Boston Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Carrs, and other Open Lands and Grounds, within the Township of Boston, in the East Riding of the County of York.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Crick 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 Crick, in the County of Northampton

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bilton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Common Pastures, common and other Waste Lands and Grounds, within the Township of Bilton, in the County of the City of York.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Over and Nether Weed, a Beck 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 in Over Weedon Beck and Nether Weedon Beck, within the Parish and Liberties of Weedon Beck, in the County of Northampton

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Highgate Gatehouse, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue and render more effectual several Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Highways leading to Highgate Gatehouse and Hampstead, and other Roads in the said Acts mentioned, in the County of Middlesex; and also to continue and render more effectual an Act to enable the respective Trustees of the Turnpike Roads leading to Highgate Gatehouse and Hampstead, and from Saint Giles’s Pound to Kilbourn, to make a new Road from the Great Northern Road at Islington, to the Edgware Road near Paddington, so far as the same is by the said Act directed to be under the Care and Management of the Trustees of the said first mentioned Acts; and for making a Road from the said new Road near Queen’s Row to Bagnigge Wash and for watching, lighting, and watering the said Roads.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Chalmer to enter into Recognizance on Ferguson et al. Appeal.

The House being moved, “That James Chalmer, of Saint Albans Street, in the Parish of Saint James, Westminster, in the County of Middlesex, Esquire, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Ferguson, Merchant and Heritor in Dunbar, and others, on Account of their Appeal depending in this House, they residing in Scotland:”

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

Sinking Fund Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out or the Sinking Fund, and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-six, and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; for giving further Relief to the Widows of Commission and Warrant Officers of the Royal Navy; and for making forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills, Lottery Tickets, Certificates, Receipts, Annuity Orders, and other Orders, lost, burnt, or destroyed.”

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.”

Vote of Credit Bill

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enabling His Majesty to raise the Sum of One Million, for the Uses and 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 directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Turnpike Roads, Act to amend, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repealing a Clause in an Act made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and: educe into One Act of Parliament, the general Laws now in being for regulating the Turnpike Roads in that Part of Great Britain called England, and for other Purposes;” which relates to the Countersinking of the Tire of the Wheels of all Waggons, Wains, and other Carriages, to be used on Turnpike Roads; and for explaining a Provision in the said Act, with respect to the Fellies and Tire of Carriages having the Fellies of the Wheels of the Gauge of Six Inches, or upwards.”

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.”

L. Osborne’s Pedigree delivered.

Garter King at Arms delivered in at the Table, the Pedigree of Francis Lord Osborne, pursuant to the Standing Order.

L. Osborne introduced.

Francis Osborne of Kiveton, in the County of York, Chevalier, only Son of Thomas Duke of Leeds, having received His Majesty’s Writ to summon him to sit in this present Parliament, was (in his Robes) introduced between the Lord Godolphin and the Lord Boston (also in their Robes); the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter Sang at Arms, and the Lord Great Chamberlain of England, preceding: His Lordship presented his Writ to the Lord Chancellor, on his Knee, at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk; and the same was read as follows:

“George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our Trusty and Well-beloved Francis Osborne of Kiveton, in Our County of York, Chevalier, Greeting. Whereas Our Parliament, for arduous and urgent Affairs concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Church, is now met at Our City of Westminster; We strictly enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present at Our aforesaid Parliament with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice; and this you may in nowise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.
“Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Fifteenth Day of May, in the Sixteenth Year of Our Reign.
“Yorke.

Then his Lordship at the Table took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; and was then placed on the Baron’s Bench, in his Father’s Barony, next above the Lord Boyle.

General Vallies Drainage, &c. Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of 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;” and for the Lords to be summoned; and for hearing Counsel for and against the same:

Counsel were accordingly called in;

And the said Bill was read a Second Time;

And Mr. Bearcroft and Mr. Wilson were heard against the Bill, in Behalf of several Petitioners against the Bill; and called,

William Crouk Land Surveyor; who, being sworn, was examined, “As to his having taken the Levels from Fordwich to the Sea;” and produced a Plan drawn from an actual Survey, together with a Table of the different Falls; and was then examined, “As to the Prejudice the intended Drainage may be to the Town and Harbour of Sandwich; and what would be the Expence of compleating the embanking the River of Sandwich, and whether such Embankment would prevent the Lands, proposed to be drained by the Bill, from being overflowed.”

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Joseph Nicholl Engineer, was called in; and sworn and examined, “As to the State of the Lands intended to be drained, and as to what Effect the intended Drainage will have on the Harbour and River of Sandwich, and as to the present State of, the Banks of the River; and whether the repairing such Banks, and making them compleat, would prevent the Lands to be drained by this Bill, from being overflowed, and what would be the Expence of such Embankment.”

He was directed to withdraw.

Then John Dilmot Esquire, One of the Commissioners of Sewers, was called in; and, being sworn, was examined, “As to the State of the Harbour and River of Sandwich, and what Prejudice the intended Drainage would be to the Harbour and River of Sandwich, and as to what Number of Vessels belong to the Town of Sandwich, and as to the State of the Trade of the said Town.”

He was directed to withdraw.

Then William Boys Esquire, another Commissioner of Sewers, was called in; and, being sworn, was examined to the same Points as the last Witness.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Richard Hooker Lighterman, at Sandwich, was called in; and sworn and examined, “As to the present State of the River and Harbour of Sandwich, and as to what Effect the intended Drainage would have with respect to the Navigation of Ships up and down the River, and also what Effect it would have upon the Harbour.”

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Joseph Nicholl was again called in; and examined, “As to the intended Cut occasioning a Bar to be formed at the Mouth of Sandwich River.”

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Mansfield and Mr. Macdonald having been heard in Support of the Bill;

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Proceeding on this Bill be adjourned till To-morrow; and the Lords summoned.

Adjourn.

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

Die Veneris, 17o Maii 1776.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius. Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Epus. Duresm. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Eliens. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Cicestrien. Comes Dartmouth, C.P.S. Ds. Paget.
Epus. Bath. & Wells. Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Asaphen. Dux Bolton. Ds. Osborne.
Epus. Wigorn. Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. King.
Epus. Roffen. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Dux Manchester. Ds. Bruce.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Dorset. Ds. Fortescue.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Exeter. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Sondes.
Comes Essex. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Doncaster. Ds. Boston.
Comes Scarbrough. Ds. Digby.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Buckinghamshire.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Peers Pedigrees reported.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees for Privileges, “That the Committee had met and considered of the Pedigrees of Jacob Earl of Radnor, George Lord Willoughby of Parham, and Frederick Lord Boston; and examined Mr. Heard and Mr. Bigland, Heralds, upon Oath, in relation thereto, at the Bar, who fully verified the same, together with the Proofs thereof; and that the said Lords had respectively signed and certified the same to be true, to the belt, of their Knowledge, Information, and Belief, upon their Honour, pursuant to the Orders of this House.”

Chester Lighthouse, &.C. Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for erecting a Lighthouse or Lighthouses, and Landmarks, in or near the Port of Chester, and for placing Buoys upon the Banks and Shoals leading into and in the said Port; and for regulating of Pilots and Persons towing or tracking of Vessels to and from the City of Chester; and for fixing the Rates payable for the same respectively,” 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.”

Ludlow, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second,” for repairing the Road leading from the Town of Ludlow, in the County of Salop, through Woofferton and Little Hereford, to a Place called Monk’s Bridge, in the said County; and also from the said Town of Ludlow, to a Place or House called The Maidenhead, at Orleton, in the County of Hereford

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 ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Pechell and Mr. Montagu:

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

Congratulatory Message to the Queen on, the Birth of a Princess.

Ordered, That a Message be sent from this House to the Queen, “Humbly to congratulate Her Majesty on the Birth of a Princess, and upon Her Majesty’s happy Recovery, in which we feel the deepest Interest, and most tender Concern; and to assure Her Majesty, that while we regard every Increase of Her Majesty’s domestic Felicity with the utmost Satisfaction, we consider every Addition to the illustrious Family, under which this Nation enjoys so many Blessings, as a farther Security to the Liberties and Happiness of a grateful People.”

Ordered, That the said Message be presented to Her Majesty by the Lord Viscount Wentworth and the Lord Osborne.

Angelsea coals Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for allowing a Drawback of the Duties upon Coals used in smelting Copper Ores within the Isle of Anglesea:”.

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

Moved, “That the said Bill do pass:”

Which being objected to;

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

It was resolved in the Negative.

Ordered, That the said Bill be rejected.

Chester Lighthouse, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for erecting a Lighthouse or Lighthouses, and Landmarks, in or near the Port of Chester, and for placing Buoys upon the Banks and Shoals leading into and in the said Port; and for regulating of Pilots and Persons towing or tracking of Vessels to and from the City of Chester; and for fixing the Rates payable for the same respectively.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Turnpike Roads, Act to amend, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repealing a Clause in an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the general Laws now in being for regulating the Turnpike Roads in that Part of Great Britain called England, and for other Purposes;” which relates to the Countersinking of the Tire of the Wheels of all Waggons, Wains, and other Carriages, to be used on Turnpike Roads; and for explaining a Provision in the said Act, with respect to the Fellies and Tire of Carriages, having the Fellies of the Wheels of the Gauge of Six Inches, or upwards.”

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, 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.

Turnpike Roads, suspending Six. inch Wheels, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for suspending, for a limited Time, so much of an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the general Laws now in being, for regulating the Turnpike Roads in that Part of Great Britain called England, and for other Purposes;” as is to subject Carriages having the Fellies of the Wheels thereof of less Breadth or Gauge than Six Inches, to the Payment of double Tolls; and for vacating Contracts for leasing Tolls.”

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

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

Convicts Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to authorize, for a limited Time, the Punishment, by hard Labour, of Offenders, who, for certain Crimes, ate or mall become liable to, be transported to any of His Majesty’s Colonies and Plantations.”

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

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

Return respecting the Poor, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon 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.”

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

General Vallies Drainage, &c. Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the further Consideration of 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 Valhes;” and for the Lords to be summoned:

Counsel were called in; and Mr. Mansfield, in Support of the Bill, called,

Mr. yeomans Surveyor; who, being sworn, was examined, “As to his having made two different Surveys of the Lands intended to be drained, and of the Harbour and River of Sandwich, and as to the Benefit the said Drainage would be, not only to the Owners of the Lands intended to be drained, but also to the said River and Harbour; and as to the Practicability of preventing Inundations, by embanking the said River, and as to the present State of the Harbour, and the proper Means to be used to deepen the “River, and as to the Impropriety of the Means now used for clearing the Harbour of Mud, and as to the annual Expence of clearing the Harbour, and as to there not being the least Danger of hurting the said River and Harbour by the intended Cut, provided the Flood Gates to be erected are opened agreeable to the Regulations in the Bill.”

He was directed to withdraw.

Then John Glynn Engineer, was called in; and sworn and examined to the same Points as the last Witness.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then George Goodwin Master and Owner of a Sloop, was called in; and sworn and examined, “As to the present State of the River and Harbour of Sandwich, and as to its being a Place of Shelter for Ships in bad Weather, and of some being lost in attempting it, and as to there being a Bar at the Mouth of the River, and as to the Application by the Corporation of the Money, granted for the keeping the Harbour in good Order.”

He was directed to withdraw.

Then John Matcon Town Clerk of Sandwich, was called in; and sworn and examined, “As to the Contents of a Book he produced at the Bar, intituled, An Account of the Monies expended by the Corporation of Sandwich in keeping the Harbour in Order.”

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Bearcroft, One of the, Counsel against the Bill, was heard to reply.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Moved, “To commit the Bill.”

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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. De Ferrars.
D. Bolton. L. Bp. Durham. L. Willoughby Br.
D. Ancaster. L. Bp. Ely. L. Willoughby par.
L. Paget.
D. Manchester. L. Bp. Chichester. L. Clifton.
D. Dorset. L. Bp. Bath & Wells. L. Osborne.
M. Rockingham. L. King.
L. Bp. St. Asaph. L. Sandys.
E. Huntingdon. L. Bp. Worcester. L. Bruce.
E. Suffolk. L. Bp. Rochester.
E. Exeter. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Fortescue.
E. Denbigh. L. Ravensworth.
E. Sandwich. L. Bp. Bangor. L. Ponsonby.
E. Essex. L. Hyde.
E. Doncaster. L. Walpole.
E. Scarbrough. L. Mansfield.
E. Abercorn. L. Lyttelton.
E. Galloway. L. Sondes.
E. Loudoun. L. Scarsdale.
E. Breadalbane. L. Boston.
E. Rosebery. L. Digby.
E. Sussex.
E. Kerr.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Effingham.
E. Buckinghamshire.
E. Guilford.
E. Darlington.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
V. Hereford.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Townshend.
V. Bolingbroke.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
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.

Adjourn.

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

Die Sabbati, 18o Maii 1776;

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm. Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius. Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Bath. & Wells. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Manchester. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Osborne.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Fortescue.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Loudoun.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Hooper et Ux. against Kennedy:

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the Petition and Appeal of Doctor Thomas Hooper and Mary his Wife, complaining of a Decree of the Court of Exchequer, of the 7th of February 1774, made in Two certain Causes, in the First of which Gilbert Kennedy Doctor in Physick was Plaintiff, and Thomas Hooper Doctor in Physick, and Mary his Wife, Richard Hussey, John Richards, Thomas Daniel, William Lemon Esquire, and James Hamilton, were Defendants; and in the other, the said Thomas Hooper, and Mary his Wife, were Plaintiffs, and James Hamilton, Gilbert Kennedy, William Lemon, Richard Hussey, John Richards, and Thomas Darnel, Defendants, by Original and Cross Bills; and praying, That the same might be reversed, so fair as the same proceeds to the Dismissal of the Petitioners said Cross Bill, as against the said Defendant Kennedy, with Costs, as far as the same seeks to have the Tin Bounds applied in Exoneration of the Real Estates in the said Petition mentioned; and to make such other Order in the Premises, as to their Lordships; in their great Wisdom, should seem meet;” as also upon the Answer of Gilbert Kennedy Doctor in Physick, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Decree affirmed.

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

General Vallies Drainage, &c. Bill:

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees, to whom 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,” 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.”

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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.

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 ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Pechell and Mr. Montagu:

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

Convicts Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to authorize, for a limited Time, the Punishment, by hard Labour, of Offenders, who, for certain Crimes, are or mall become liable to be transported to any of His Majesty’s Colonies and Plantations.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

And the Lord Willoughby of Parham 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 on Monday next.

Returns respecting the Poor, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon 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.”

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Monday next; and the Lords summoned.

Insolvent Debtors, &c. Bill.

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

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

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

Turnpike Roads, suspending Six Inch Wheels, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for suspending, for a limited Time, so much of an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the general Laws now in being for regulating the Turnpike Roads in that Part of Great Britain called England, and for other Purposes;” as is to subject Carriages having the Fellies of the Wheels thereof of less Breadth or Gauge than Six Inches, to the Payment of double Tolls; and for vacating Contracts for leasing Tolls.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time on Monday next; and the Lords summoned.

Adjourn.

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

Die Lunæ, 20o Maii 1776.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin. Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius. Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Eliens. Ds. Clifford.
Epus. Bath. & Wells. Ds. De Ferrars.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Manchester. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Roffen. March. Rockingham. Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Comes Suffolk. Ds. Paget.
Epus. Bangor. Comes Denbigh. Ds. Clifton.
Comes Scarbrough. Ds. Osborne.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Craven.
Comes Marchmont. Ds. King.
Comes Fitzwilliam. Ds. Godolphin.
Comes Guilford. Ds. Sandys.
Comes Radnor. Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Viscount Montague. Ds. Ponsonby.
Viscount Say & Sele. Ds. Hyde.
Viscount Townshend. Ds. Walpole.
Viscount Stormont. Ds. Scarsdale.
Viscount Irwin. Ds. Beaulieu.
Viscount Falmouth. Ds. Digby.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS

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

Hodie 3a 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 raising the Sum of Two Millions by Annuities, and a Lottery to be attended with Annuities.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Exchequer Loans Bill;

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Vote of Credit Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enabling His Majesty to raise the Sum of One Million, for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative;

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

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

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

E. Radnor took the Oaths, &c.

Jacob Earl of Radnor took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; his Lordship having first delivered in a Certificate of his receiving the Sacrament; to the Truth whereof, Witnesses were sworn and examined.

Smith against Reddish:

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Reddish, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House wherein Alexander Smith is Plaintiff; setting forth, That the Plaintiff has not assigned Errors within the Time ordered by the House;” and therefore praying, That the said Writ of Error may be non-pros’d, with such Coils as to their Lordships shall seem meet:”

Writ of Error non-pros’d with Costs.

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

Convicts 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 authorize, for a limited Time, the Punishment, by hard Labour, of Offender, who, for certain Crimes, are or mail become liable to be transported to any of His Majesty’s Colonies and Plantations.”

The said Amendments were read by the Clerk, as follow; (videlicet);

“Pr. 1. L. 5. Leave out [“and the Dominion of Wales”].
“L. 25. After [ “England”] leave out [“or Wales”].
“Pr. 2. L. 1 & 2: Leave out [“or the Dominion of Wales”].
“L; 39; After [“England”] leave out [“or the Dominion of Wales”].
“Pr. 4. L. 10. After [“England”’] leave out [“or Wales”].
“Pr. 7. L. 27 & 28: Leave out [“or the Dominion of Wales”]
“Pr. 8. L. 21: Leave out [“or the Dominion of Wales”].
“Pr. 10. L. 34 & 35. Leave out [“and the Dominion of Wales”].”

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

Insolvent Debtors, &c. Bill;

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors; and for the Relief of Bankrupts, in certain Cases.”

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.”

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors; and for the Relief of Bankrupts, in certain Cases.”

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 ordered to be 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.

Convicts Bill:

Moved, “that the Bill, intituled, “An Act to authorize, for a limited Time, the Punishment, by hard Labour, of Offenders, who, for certain Crimes, are or mail become liable to be transported to any of His Majesty’s Colonies and Plantations,” be now read the Third Time.”

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

Moved, “That the said Bill, with the Amendments, do pass ?”

Which being objected to;

After short Debate;

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 ordered to be 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 same, with some Amendments, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Returns respecting the Poor, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon, 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;” and for the Lords to be summoned:

It was moved, “That the House be now adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee there upon.”

Which being objected to;

After short Debate,

The Question was put thereupon ?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the said Bill.

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.

Turnpike Roads, suspending Six Inch Wheel, Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for suspending, for a limited Time, so much of an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the general Laws now in being, for regulating the Turnpike Roads in that Part of Great Britain called England, and for other Purposes;” as is to subject Carriages having the Fellies of the Wheels thereof of less Breadth or Gauge than Six Inches to the Payment of Double Tolls; and for vacating Contracts for leasing Tolls;” and for the Lords to be summoned.

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

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 ordered to be 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 præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, vicesimum primum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.