House of Lords Journal Volume 28
February 1754, 21-28

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 28: February 1754, 21-28', Journal of the House of Lords volume 28: 1753-1756 (1767-1830), pp. 213-223. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114369 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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February 1754, 21-28

DIE Jovis, 21o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Bath.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Barnard.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Kettering and Newpott Pagnell Road, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Toll Gate in the Parish of Kettering, through the Town of Wellingborough, in the County of Northampton, and through Olney, over Sherrington Bridge, to Newport Pagnell, in the County of Bucks; and for repairing and widening, or re-building, the said Sherrington Bridge," 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."

Bedford, Bromham, and Chichley Road, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the High Road from a Place called Saint Loyds, in the Town of Bedford, through the Parishes of Bromham, Stagsden, Astwood, Hardmead, and Chichley, to the Way Post in Sherrington Field, where the said Road joins the High Road from the Town of Olney to the Town of Newport Pagnell; and also the High Road from Bromham aforesaid, through the Parishes of Turvey and Colebrayfield, to the Town of Launden, otherwise Lavenden, in the Counties of Bedford and Buckingham; and for applying Part of the Money arising thereby towards repairing, re-building, or widening, Sherrington Bridge, in the Road from the said Way Post to the said Town of Newport Pagnell," 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."

Higham Ferrers Road, Bill:

The Lord Willoughby of Parham likewise reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the High Road from Westwood Gate, in the Parish of Knotting, in the County of Bedford, through the Towns of Rushden and Higham Ferrers, and over Artleborough Bridge, to the Turnpike Road in Barton Seagrave Lane, in the Parish of Barton Seagrave, in the County of Northampton," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Inskip to take the Name of Lade, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Lade, heretofore called John Inskip, and the Heirs Male of his Body, to take and use the Surname of Lade only, pursuant to the Will of Sir John Lade Baronet, deceased," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Market Harborough and other Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining, amending, and rendering more effectual, an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing and widening the Road leading from Market Harborough, in the County of Leicester, through Desborough, Rowell, Kettering, Barton Seagrave, and Thrapston, in the County of Northampton, and through Bythorne; Spaldwick, and Ellington, to the Pound in the Parish of Brampton, in the County of Huntingdon;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

To prevent Frauds in Manufacture of Clocks and Watches, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir William Calvert and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual preventing of Frauds and Abuses committed by Persons employed in the Manufacture of Clocks and Watches;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

E. of Powis's Bill to rectify a Mistake in a Conveyance of Lands; Judges to swear a Witness to it before them, who cannot be brought to the Bar on Account of his Infirmity.

The House was informed, "That Francis Garvan of The Inner Temple Esquire is a subscribing Witness to the Execution of a Deed which is necessary to be proved before the Judges to whom the Petition of the Earl and Countess of Powis, praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, stands referred; but that the said Francis Garvan has been for some Months last past, and still is, confined to his Bed, with so violent a Fit of the Gout that he cannot be removed out of his Room without great Danger, which makes it impracticable for him by any Means to come to the Bar of this House to be sworn, in order to be examined before the said Judges, as required by the Standing Order."

And thereupon Thomas Wyld was called in, and examined upon Oath, at the Bar, as to the Condition and State of Health of the said Francis Garvan.

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the Judges to whom the said Petition stands referred, or either of them, do administer an Oath to the said Francis Garvan, in order to his being examined before them upon the Subject-matter of the said Bill.

Fitzgerald against Pole, in Error.

Counsel (according to Order) were called in, to be further heard, in the Cause upon the Writ of Error, wherein George Fitzgerald is Plaintiff, and Charles Pole Defendant.

And the Second Counsel for the Plaintiff in Error having been fully heard;

As also the Counsel for the Defendant in Error:

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Hearing of this Cause be adjourned till To-morrow; and that the Judges do then attend.

Henley's Divorce, Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Peter Henley Esquire with Susannah Roberts his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and the hearing Counsel for and against the same, which is appointed for Tomorrow, be put off to Monday next; and that the several Persons who were ordered to attend as Witnesses at the said Second Reading of the said Bill do then attend; and that the Cause which stands to be heard on Monday be put off to Wednesday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 22o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Morton.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Leven.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Bath.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Cornwallis.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Barnard.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Colebrooke's Bill.

The Earl of Sandwich reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the undivided Sixth Part of Robert Colebrooke Esquire, of and in the Manor of Goldstone, and divers Lands in the Parish of Ash, in the County of Kent, in Trustees and their Heirs, to enable them to make such Conveyances thereof as shall be necessary for effecting a Partition agreed upon between the said Robert Colebrooke and the Owners of the other undivided Parts of the same Manor and Premises," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Speke to grant Leases, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for empowering Ann Speke, an Infant, to make Leases and Copyhold Grants of her Estates in the County of Somerset, during her Minority; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Market Harborough and other Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining, amending, and rendering more effectual, an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing and widening the Road leading from Market Harborough, in the County of Leicester, through Desborough, Rowell, Kettering, Barton Seagrave, and Thrapston, in the County of Northampton, and through Bythorne, Spaldwick and Ellington, to the Pound in the Parish of Brampton, in the County of Huntingdon."

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

D. Argyll.
D. Newcastle.
M. Rockingham.
E. Northampton.
E. Sandwich.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Coventry.
E. Poulet.
E. Morton.
E. Findlater.
E. Leven.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Oxford.
E. Pomfret.
E. Bath.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Powis.
E. Egremont.
E. Temple.
E. Cornwallis.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Fauconberg.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Wentworth.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Clifton.
L. Ward.
L. Barnard.
L. Cathcart.
L. Onslow.
L. Ducie.
L. Ilchester.
L. Sandys.
L. Fortescue.
L. Vere.

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

Kettering and Newport Pagnell Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Toll Gate in the Parish of Kettering, through the Town of Wellingborough, in the County of Northampton, and through Olney over Sherrington Bridge to Newport Pagnell, in the County of Bucks; and for repairing and widening, or re-building, Sherrington Bridge."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Higham Ferrers Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the High Road from Westwood Gate, in the Parish of Knotting, in the County of Bedford, through the Towns of Rushden and Higham Ferrers, and over Artleborough Bridge to the Turnpike Road in Barton Seagrave Lane, in the Parish of Barton Seagrave, in the County of Northampton."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass.

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Bedford, Bromham, and Chichley Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the High Road from a Place called Saint Loyds, in the Town of Bedford, through the Parishes of Bromham, Stagsden, Astwood, Hardmead, and Chichley, to the Way Post in Sherrington Field, where the said Road joins the High Road from the Town of Olney to the Town of Newport Pagnell; and also the High Road from Bromham aforesaid, through the Parishes of Turvey and Colebrayfield, to the Town of Launden, otherwise Lavenden, in the Counties of Bedford and Buckingham; and for applying Part of the Money arising thereby, towards repairing, rebuilding, or widening, Sherrington Bridge, in the Road from the said Way Post to the said Town of Newport Pagnell."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Glasgow Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an Act passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing several Roads leading into the City of Glasgow."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Inskip to take the Name of Lade, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Lade, heretofore called John Inskip, and the Heirs Male of his Body, to take and use the Surname of Lade only, pursuant to the Will of Sir John Lade Baronet, deceased."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Squire & al. Composition, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Commissioners for executing the Office of Treasurer of His Majesty's Exchequer, or the Lord High Treasurer, for the Time being, to compound with Thomas Squire, Robert Lucas, and Robert Stevenson, a Debt due to the Crown from Philip Chapman, for which they are Sureties."

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 Six preceding Bills.

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

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

Uppingham and other Roads to repair, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Borough of Leicester, to and by the North Side of the Town of Uppingham in the County of Rutland, and to Wansford in the County of Northampton, and from thence to Peterborough in the said County of Northampton;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Message from H. C. to return Commerell's Nat. Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Ulric Commerell;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Fitzgerald against Pole, in Error:

Counsel (according to Order) were called in, to be further heard, in the Cause upon the Writ of Error, wherein George Fitzgerald is Plaintiff, and Charles Pole Defendant.

And the Second Counsel for the Plaintiff in Error having been fully heard;

As also the Counsel for the Defendant in Error:

And One Counsel having been likewise heard for the Plaintiff, by Way of Reply:

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Questions to the Judges.

It was proposed, "That the Judges be directed to deliver their Opinions upon the following Questions; videlicet,

"1. Whether the Facts found by the Special Verdict in this Cause do amount to a Breach of the Policy of Insurance, upon which the Action is brought?"

"2. In Case they do, Whether the Want of an Averment in the Declaration, that the Plaintiff, or Peter Joyce, was interested in the Cruize therein mentioned, is an Error in this Record?"

Which being agreed to;

And the Judges desiring some Time might be allowed them for that Purpose:

Ordered, That the further Consideration of this Cause be adjourned till Tuesday next; and that the Judges do then attend, to deliver their Opinions upon the said Questions.

Lord Fortescue, Leave for a Bill to sell the late E. of Clinton's Estate;

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Mathew Lord Fortescue; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting divers Lands and Hereditaments in the County of Somerset, contracted to be sold by Hugh late Earl Clinton in his Life-time, in Trustees, to enable them to convey the same to the several Purchasers thereof, pursuant to their Contracts."

E. Powis Leave for a Bill to rectify a Mistake in a Conveyance of Lands;

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of the Earl and Countess of Powis; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for rectifying a Mistake in a Conveyance in Fee-farm made by Henry Arthur Earl of Powis, of the Manor of Mounteagle Loyal, and divers Farms, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Kerry, and making the same Conveyance effectual for the Purposes therein mentioned."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 25o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Scarborough.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Morton.
Comes Home.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Leven.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Cornwallis.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cavendish.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Barnard.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Anson.

PRAYERS.

Shildon Moor to enclose, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing Great Shildon Common, or Shildon Moor, within the Manor and Barony of Bywell, 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 made some Amendments thereto."

Which, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House; and are as follow:

"Pr. 18. L. 27. Leave out ["Two"], and instead thereof insert ["Four."]

"Pr. 19. L. 13. Leave out ["Two"], and instead thereof insert ["Four."]

"L. 30. Leave out ["Two"], and instead thereof insert ["Four"].

L. Fortescue's Bill for Sale of the late E. of Clinton's Estate.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Somerset, contracted to be sold by Hugh late Earl Clinton, in his Life-time, in Trustees, to enable them to convey the same to the several Purchasers thereof, pursuant to their Contracts."

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

D. Grafton.
D. Somerset.
D. Bedford.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
E. Northampton.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Scarborough.
E. Poulet.
E. Rothes.
E. Morton.
E. Home.
E. Findlater.
E. Leven.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Oxford.
E. Halifax.
E. Pomfret.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Powis.
E. Northumberland.
E. Egremont.
E. Temple.
E. Cornwallis.
Vis. Say & Sele.
Vis. Fauconberg.
L. Abp. York.
L. B. Durham.
L. B. Rochester.
L. B. Worcester.
L. B. Lincoln.
L. B. Norwich.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Cavendish.
L. Ward.
L. Barnard.
L. Cathcart.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Romney.
L. Ducie.
L. Ilchester.
L. Sandys.
L. Fortescue.
L. Anson.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Tuesday the 12th Day of March next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Former Act for Regulation of Servants extended to Stannaries in Devon and Cornwall, Bill:

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal a Proviso in an Act made in the Twentieth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for the better adjusting and more easy Recovery of the Wages of certain Servants, and for the better Regulation of such Servants and of certain Apprentices," which provides, that the said Act shall not extend to the Stannaries in Devon and Cornwall."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Speke to grant Leases, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for empowering Ann Speke, an Infant, to make Leases and Copyhold Grants of her Estates, in the County of Somerset, during her Minority; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Colebrooke's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the undivided Sixth Part of Robert Colebrooke Esquire, of and in the Manor of Goldstone, and divers Lands in the Parish of Ash, in the County of Kent, in Trustees, and their Heirs, to enable them to make such Conveyances thereof as shall be necessary for effecting a Partition agreed upon between the said Robert Colebrooke and the Owners of the other undivided Parts of the same Manor and Premises."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with the Two preceding Bills.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Bennet and Mr. Elde:

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

E. of Powis's Bill to rectify a Mistake in Conveyance of Lands:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for rectifying a Mistake in a Conveyance in Fee Farm, made by Henry Arthur Earl of Powis, of the Manor of Mount Eagle Loyal, and divers Towns, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Kerry; and making the same Conveyance effectual, for the Purposes therein mentioned."

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

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

Motion to shorten the Time of Meeting of the Committee.

And it being moved, "That the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees on Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee may meet on the said Bill on an earlier Day, in regard the Session is far advanced:"

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

Daly's Bill: Motion to shorten the Time of Meeting of Committee.

The House being moved, "That their Lordships Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees on Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Estate of Charles Dayly Esquire, in the Kingdom of Ireland, in Trustees, to be sold, for the Payment of Encumbrances affecting the same prior to his Marriage Settlement," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day, in regard the Session is far advanced:"

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

Uppingham and other Roads, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Borough of Leicester, to and by the North Side of the Town of Uppingham in the County of Rutland, and to Wansford in the County of Northampton, and from thence to Peterborough in the said County of Northampton."

To prevent Frauds in Manufacture of Clocks and Watches, Bill:

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual preventing of Frauds and Abuses committed by Persons employed in the Manufacture of Clocks and Watches."

Sir Hedworth Williamson & al. Leave for a Bill to sell Huddelstone's Estate;

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Sir Hedworth Williamson and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for exempting and exonerating the Estates devised by the Will of William Hudleston Esquire, deceased, to be sold, from the Jointure on Gertrude Rigby, Wife of Townley Rigby Esquire; and for charging an Annuity of equal Value on the Estates entailed by the said Will; and more effectually to enable the Trustees of the said William Hudleston to execute the Trusts reposed in them by the said Will."

Woollaston, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Josiah Woollaston Esquire, on Behalf of Sir Isaac Lawrence Woollaston Baronet, an Infant, his Nephew; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Estates of Sir Isaac Lawrence Woollaston Baronet, an Infant, situate in the Isle of Ely, and Counties of Cambridge, Huntingdon, Lincoln, and Norfolk, in Trustees, to be sold or mortgaged, to raise Money for Payment of his Sisters Portions; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Shreiber and de Cerjat, Leave for a Nat. Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Charles Shreiber and Jean Franoçis Maximillien de Cerjat; praying that Leave may be given to bring in a Bill, for their Naturalization:

Bill presented, and read.

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

Accordingly, the Duke of Portland presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Charles Shreiber and Jean Franoçis Maximillien de Cerjat."

And the same was read the First Time.

Witnesses to attend on Wymondesold's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That Richard Pugh, Anne Willis, Allan Boreman, Thomas Nuthall, Thomas Butts, Captain Jelly, John Hick, and Henry Butt, do attend this House on Thursday next, as Witnesses, upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Charles Wymondesold Esquire with Henrietta Knight his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Witness to attend on Maydwell's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That Stephen Langley do attend this House, as a Witness, upon the Second Reading of the Bill intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Maydwell with Catherine Perrin his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Order made in April last, for the Lords of Session in Scotland to prepare a Bill against Clandestine Marriages there, read:

The House being moved, "That the Order of the 17th of April 1753, directing the Lords of Session in Scotland to prepare a Bill for the more effectual preventing of Clandestine Marriages in that Part of the Kingdom, and lay the same before the House in the Beginning of the next Session of Parliament, might be read."

The same was read accordingly.

Lords to be summoned.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned, to attend the Service of the House, on this Day Sevennight.

Henley's Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Peter Henley Esquire with Susannah Roberts his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and for hearing Counsel, for and against the same:

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Tuesday the 5th Day of March next; and that the several Persons who were ordered to attend as Witnesses upon the Second Reading of the said Bill do then attend.

Maydwell's Divorce Bill.

Whereas To-morrow is appointed, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Maydwell with Catherine Perrin his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same:

It is Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Tuesday the 5th Day of March next; and that the several Persons who were ordered to attend as Witnesses upon the said Second Reading of the said Bill do then attend.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 26o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Morton.
Comes Moray.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Leven.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Bath.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Cornwallis.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Barnard.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Normanton Common to enclose, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing and rendering effectual certain Articles of Agreement, for enclosing and dividing the Common Fields and Common Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Normanton, in the County of Lincoln," 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."

St. Luke's Parish Nightly Watch, &c. Bill.

The Earl of Warwick also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better enlightening and cleansing the open Places, Squares, Streets, Lanes, Alleys, Passages, and Courts, within the Parish of Saint Luke, in the County of Middlesex; and regulating the Nightly Watch and Beadles; and for repairing the Highways within the said Parish," 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."

Market Harborough Road, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining, amending, and rendering more effectual, an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing and widening the Road leading from Market Harborough, in the County of Leicester, through Desborough, Rowell, Kettering, Barton Seagrave, and Thrapston, in the County of Northampton, and through Bythrone, Spaldwick, and Ellington, to the Pound in the Parish of Brampton, in the County of Huntingdon," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Mutiny and Desertion in The East Indies, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion of Officers and Soldiers in the Service of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to The East Indies; and for the Punishment of Offences committed in The East Indies, or at the Island of Saint Helena;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

E. of Powis's Bill, to rectify a Mistake in a Conveyance of Lands in Ireland; Committee shortened.

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees on Private Bills, so far as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for rectifying a Mistake in a Conveyance in Fee Farm, made by Henry Arthur Earl of Powis, of the Manor of Mounteagle Loyal, and divers Farms, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Kerry; and making the same Conveyance effectual, for the Purposes therein mentioned," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard the Session is far advanced:

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be so far dispensed with, in this Case, as that the Committee may meet, to consider of the said Bill, on Thursday next.

Daly's Bill; Committee shortened.

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees on Private Bills, so far as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Estate of Charles Daly Esquire, in the Kingdom of Ireland, in Trustees, to be sold, for the Payment of Encumbrances affecting the same prior to his Marriage Settlement," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard the Session is far advanced:

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be so far dispensed with, in this Case, as that the Committee may meet, to consider of the said Bill, on Thursday next.

To explain the Black Act as to sending threatening Letters, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual punishing wicked and evil-disposed Persons going armed and disguised, and doing Injuries and Violences to the Persons and Properties of His Majesty's Subjects; and for the speedy bringing the Offenders to Justice."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Delawarr reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the said Bill, and made some Amendments thereto; which he was directed to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received on Thursday next.

Fitzgerald against Pole, in Error:

The Order of the Day being read, for the further Consideration of the Cause upon the Writ of Error, wherein George Fitzgerald is Plaintiff, and Charles Pole Defendant; and for the Judges to deliver their Opinions upon the Questions proposed to them on Friday last:

Judges Opinions delivered.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That the Judges differed in their Opinions."

And thereupon they were directed to deliver their Opinions seriatim, with their Reasons.

And Six of the Judges present, videlicet, Mr. Baron Adams, Mr. Baron Smythe, Mr. Justice Birch, Mr. Justice Clive, Mr. Justice Foster, and Mr. Justice Dennison, having been severally heard, to deliver their Opinions upon the said Questions, with their Reasons:

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Cause be adjourned till Friday next; and that the Judges do then attend.

Mackenzie against Stuart & al.

Ordered, That the hearing of the Cause wherein Sir Kenneth Mackenzie Baronet is Appellant, and John Stuart and others are Respondents, which stands for To-morrow, be put off till Wednesday the Sixth Day of March next.

Wymondesold's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Charles Wymondesold Esquire with Henrietta Knight his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," which is appointed for Thursday next, be put off to Thursday the Seventh Day of March next; and that the several Persons, who were ordered to attend as Witnesses at the said Second Reading, do then attend.

Woollaston's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Estates of Sir Isaac Lawrence Woollaston Baronet, an Infant, situate in the Isle of Ely, and Counties of Cambridge, Huntingdon, Lincoln, and Norfolk, in Trustees, to be sold or mortgaged, to raise Money for Payment of his Sisters Portions, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

D. Argyll.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
M. Rockingham.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Sandwich.
E. Holdernesse.
E. Coventry.
E. Poulet.
E. Morton.
E. Moray.
E. Findlater.
E. Leven.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Oxford.
E. Sussex.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Bath.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Powis.
E. Northumberland.
E. Egremont.
E. Cornwallis.
Vis. Say & Sele.
Vis. Fauconberg.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Delawarr.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Clifton.
L. Ward.
L. Barnard.
L. Cathcart.
L. Montjoy.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Ducie.
L. Montfort.
L. Ilchester.
L. Edgecumbe.
L. Sandys.
L. Vere.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Wednesday the 13th Day of March next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Sir Hedworth Williamson & al. for Sale of Hudleston's Estate, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for exempting and exonerating the Estates devised by the Will of William Hudleston Esquire, deceased, to be sold, from the Jointure on Gertrude Rigby Wife of Townley Rigby Esquire; and for charging an Annuity, or Rent Charge, of equal Value, on the Estates entailed by the said Will; and more effectually to enable the Trustees of the said William Hudleston to execute the Trusts reposed in them by the said Will."

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.

Ld. Bulkeley, Leave for a Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Emma Viscountess Dowager Bulkeley, on Behalf of Thomas James Lord Bulkeley her Son, an Infant, and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill:

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

Ld. Bulkeley's Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for empowering Trustees, to cut down and sell Timber, standing and growing upon the Estate of Inheritance of Thomas James Lord Bulkeley Viscount Cashels in the Kingdom of Ireland, an Infant, in order to raise Money, for discharging Encumbrances affecting the said Estate; andfor other Purposes therein mentioned."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 28o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Moray.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Leven.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Cornwallis.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

E. of Powis's Bill, to rectify a Mistake in Conveyance of Lands in Ireland, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for rectifying a Mistake in a Conveyance in Fee Farm, made by Henry Arthur Earl of Powis, of the Manor of Mounteagle Loyal, and divers Farms, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Kerry, and making the same Conveyance effectual for the Purposes therein mentioned," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Daly's Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for vesting Part of the Estate of Charles Daly Esquire in the Kingdom of Ireland in Trustees, to be sold, for the Payment of Encumbrances affecting the same prior to his Marriage Settlement," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Mutiny and Desertion in The East Indies to prevent, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion of Officers and Soldiers in the Service of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to The East Indies; and for the Punishment of Offences committed in The East Indies, or at the Island of Saint Helena."

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

Normanton Common to enclose, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing and rendering effectual certain Articles of Agreement, for enclosing and dividing the Common Fields and Common Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Normanton, in the County of Lincoln."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Bennet and Mr. Elde:

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

To explain the Black Act as to sending threatening Letters, Bill.

The Lord Delawarr (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House, the Amendments made by them to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, intituled, An Act for the more effectual punishing wicked and evil-disposed Persons going armed and disguised, and doing Injuries and Violences to the Persons and Properties of His Majesty's Subjects; and for the speedy bringing the Offenders to Justice."

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

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

Distemper among the Horned Cattle, to prevent the spreading of, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing of the spreading of the Distemper which now rages among the Horned Cattle in this Kingdom;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Geddes & al. against Cochrane & al.;

A Petition of Robert Geddes and others, was presented, and read; setting forth, "That they preferred an Appeal to this House, on the 22d of January last; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland; but have been since advised by their Counsel to withdraw the same; and praying Leave to withdraw their said Appeal, no Answer having been put in for the Respondents."

And thereupon the Agent for the Petitioners was called in, and heard at the Bar.

And being withdrawn:

Appeal withdrawn.

Ordered, That the Petitioners have Leave to withdraw their said Appeal, as desired.

Stirling against Campbell;

A Petition of John Stirling Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, which is appointed to be heard this Day, was presented, and read; setting forth, "That the Petitioner's Agent, at the Time of presenting his Appeal, was not informed that a reclaiming Petition had been preferred to the Lords of Session against the Interlocutor appealed from; and that he is advised by his Counsel, that his Appeal was premature, till the Court below had given Judgement on such reclaiming Petition;" and therefore praying, "That he may be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal, without Prejudice to his presenting another, when the Lords of Session shall have given Judgement on the said reclaiming Petition, in case they shall not by such Judgement alter the Interlocutor complained of; or that their Lordships would make such other Order therein as to their Lordships shall seem meet."

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

And being withdrawn:

Appeal withdrawn.

Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw his Appeal, upon Payment to the Respondent of the Sum of Forty Pounds, for his Costs occasioned by reason of the bringing of the said Appeal.

Fitz Roy Scudamore, Leave to exhibit a Petition for a Private Bill;

A Petition of Charles Fitz Roy Scudamore Esquire, was presented, and read; setting forth, "That His late Majesty King George the First did, in the Seventh Year of His Reign, grant the Office and Offices of Cursitor, or Clerk and Engrosser of Original Writs issuing out of the High Court of Chancery, in Ireland, to the Petitioner for his Life, to take Effect after the Death, Surrender, or Forfeiture, of William Conolly; that, by the Death of the said William Conolly, the said Offices are devolved upon the Petitioner;" and praying, "In regard the Petitioner's urgent Business requires his Stay in England, and that the Time limited by Order of this House for receiving Petitions for Private Bills was expired before he was made acquainted with the Death of the said William Conolly, that he may be at Liberty to exhibit his Petition, for Leave to bring in a Bill, to qualify himself, in Great Britain, for the Enjoyment of the said Offices, notwithstanding the Time limited for that Purpose is expired."

Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to exhibit his said Petition, as desired.

Leave for a Bill, to qualify in England for an Office in Ireland.

Accordingly, A Petition of the said Charles Fitz Roy Scudamore, was presented, and read; praying, "That Leave may be given to bring in a Bill, to enable him to take, in Great Britain, the Oath of Office, as Cursitor, and Engrosser of Original Writs issuing out of the Court of Chancery, in Ireland; and to qualify himself for the Enjoyment of the said Offices."

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

Bill read.

Whereupon the Earl Cornwallis presented a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Charles Fitz Roy Scudamore Esquire to take, in Great Britain, the Oath of Office, as Cursitor, or Clerk or Engrosser of Original Writs issuing out of His Majesty's High Court of Chancery, in the Kingdom of Ireland; and to qualify himself for the Enjoyment of the said Office."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Persons sworn in order to their Naturalization.

Jean François Maximillien de Cerjat and Charles Shreiber took the Oaths appointed, in order to their Naturalization.

Shresher & al, Nat. Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Charles Shreiber and Jean François Maximillien de Cerjat."

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

D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Litchfield.
E. Holdernesse.
E. Plimouth.
E. Moray.
E. Findlater.
E. Leven.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Sussex.
E. Pomfret.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Powis.
E. Egremont.
E. Temple.
E. Cornwallis.
Vis. Say & Sele.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Delawarr.
L. Wentworth.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Ward.
L. Cathcart.
L. Foley.
L. Onslow.
L. Sandys.

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.

Uppingham Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Borough of Leicester, to and by the North Side of the Town of Uppingham in the County of Rutland, and to Wansford in the County of Northampton, and from thence to Peterborough in the said County of Northampton."

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.

Act for regulating Servants extended to the Stannaries in Cornwall, &c. Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal a Proviso, in an Act made in the Twentieth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for the better adjusting and more easy Recovery of the Wages of certain Servants, and for the better Regulation of such Servants, and of certain Apprentices," which provides that the said Act shall not extend to the Stannaries in Devon and Cornwall."

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

To prevent Frauds in Manufactures of Clocks and Watches, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual preventing of Frauds and Abuses committed by Persons employed in the Manufacture of Clocks and Watches."

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

State of the National Debt, Address for.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, "That He will be graciously pleased to order the proper Officer to lay before this House, a State of the National Debt, provided or unprovided for by Parliament, as it stood on the 11th of January 1753, and the 11th of January 1754; together with an Accompt of the Produce of the Sinking Fund in that Year, and to the Payment of what Debts, contracted before the 25th of December 1716, the said Fund hath been applied."

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

Market Harborough and other Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining, amending, and rendering more effectual, an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing and widening the Road leading from Market Harborough in the County of Leicester, through Desborough, Rowell, Kettering, Barton Seagrave, and Thrapston, in the County of Northampton, and through Bythorne, Spaldwick, and Ellington, to the Pound in the Parish of Brampton, in the County of Huntingdon."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

St. Luke's Parish Nightly Watch, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better enlightening and cleansing the open Places, Squares, Streets, Lanes, Alleys, Passages, and Courts, within the Parish of Saint Luke, in the County of Middlesex; and regulating the Nightly Watch and Beadles, and for repairing the Highways, within the said Parish."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the preceding Bill:

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Bennet and Mr. Elde:

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

Shildon Common to enclose, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing Great Shildon Common, or Shildon Moor, within the Manor and Barony of Bywell, in the County of Northumberland."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill, with the Amendments, 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 same Messengers:

To carry down the said Bill; and acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Ld. Bulkeley's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for empowering Trustees to cut down and sell Timber, standing and growing upon the Estate of Inheritance of Thomas James Lord Bulkeley Viscount Cashels in the Kingdom of Ireland, an Infant, in order to raise Money, for discharging Encumbrances affecting the said Estate; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, primum diem Martii jam prox. sequen. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

6o Martii, 1762. Hitherto examined by us,

Marchmont.
Scarsdale.
Boston.