House of Lords Journal Volume 30
April 1762, 1-10

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 30: April 1762, 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 30: 1760-1764 (1767-1830), pp. 217-233. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114513 Date accessed: 30 July 2014.


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April 1762, 1-10

DIE Jovis, 1o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Lincoln.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Newcastle.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Eglintoune.
Comes Moray.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Temple.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Leinster.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Melcombe.

PRAYERS.

Message from H. C. to return Mellish's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Sale of Part of the Estates entailed by the Will of Edward Mellish Esquire, deceased; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled to the like Uses;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Stewart & al. against Dalrymple;

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Lieutenant James Stewart, Second Son of John Stewart of Castle Stewart Esquire, William Rorison of Ardoch, and George Campbell of Airies Esquire; complaining of certain Parts of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 10th of February and 28th of July 1761; and also of an Interlocutors of the said Lords, of the 2d Day of this Instant February; and praying, "That the same might be reversed; or that this House would give the Appellants such Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships should seem just:" As also upon the Answer of David Dalrymple put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Judgement.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutor of the 10th of February 1761, complained of in the said Appeal, be, and the same is hereby, affirmed: And it is further Ordered and Adjudged, That the said Interlocutors, of the 28th of July 1761, and 2d of February last, be, and the same are hereby, reversed; and that the Appellants be added to the Roll of Freeholders for the Shire of Wigtoun, pursuant to the Act of Parliament of the 16th Year of His late Majesty.

Foreign Protestant Officers, in America, Nat. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing such Foreign Protestants as have served, or shall serve, for the Time therein mentioned, as Officers or Soldiers in His Majesty's Royal American Regiment, or as Engineers in America:" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Longituds Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Doctor Hay and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for rendering more effectual an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, An Act for providing a publick Reward for such Person or Persons as shall discover the Longitude at Sea, with regard to the making Experiments of Proposals made for discovering the Longitude;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Watford Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, altering, and keeping in Repair, the Road from the South End of Sparrows Herne on Bushy Heath, through the Market Towns of Watford, Berkhampstead Saint Peter's, and Tring, in the County of Hertford, by Petipher's Elms, to the Turnpike Road at Walton near Aylesbury in the County of Bucks;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were read the First Time.

Marquis of Granby's and E. of Aylesford's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming a Partition of so many of the Estates of Charles late Duke of Somerset, deceased, as were by him settled and devised to the Use of Frances late Marchioness of Granby, and of Charlotte Countess of Aylesford, his Two Daughters, and their Issue, in strict Settlement, with several Remainders over; and for vesting and settling the entire Premises to the several Uses therein mentioned; and for the several other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

D. Somerset.
D. Newcastle.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Denbigh.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Temple.
E. Guilford.
Vis. Stormont.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Litch & Cov.
L. Clifton.
L. Delamer.
L. Cathcart.
L. Sandys.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on the 2d Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Game Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Preservation of the Game in that Part of Great Britain called England."

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.

Seven Oaks and other Roads in Kent and Sussex, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing, enlarging, and rendering more effectual, so much of an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers granted by Two Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Roads leading from Seven Oaks to Woodsgate and Tonbridge Wells, and from Woodsgate to Kippings Cross, in the County of Kent; and also for repairing the Roads from Kippings Cross aforesaid to Lamberhurst Pound and Pullen's Hill in the said County, and to Flimwell Vent in the County of Sussex," as relates to the amending, repairing, and keeping in Repair, the said Roads leading from Kippings Cross aforesaid, to Lamberhurst Pound, Pullen's Hill, and Flimwell Vent aforesaid."

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

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

Bradford Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing, widening, turning, and shortening, the Road leading from the Turnpike Road on Farrad's Common in the Parish of Bradford, through Holt and Melksham, to Homan's Stile, in the Parish of Laycock, in the County of Wilts."

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

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

E of Harrington, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of the Earl and Countess of Harrington; 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 the Name of One of the Trustees in the Settlement made upon the Marriage of the Right Honourable William Earl of Harrington with the Right Honourable Carolina Countess of Harrington his Wife."

Doerner, Leave for a Nat. Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of John Doerner; praying, That Leave may be given to bring in a Bill for his Naturalization:"

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

Bill read.

Accordingly, the Earl of Marchmont presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Doerner."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Borthwick Peerage; Committee pat off.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee of Privileges upon the Claim of the Peerage of Borthwick, which is appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Tuesday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 2o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Landaven.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Dux Ancaster.
Dux Kingston.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Eglintoune.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Bute.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Temple.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Melcombe.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Boston.

PRAYERS.

Morse against Campbell.

The Answer of James Goodlett Campbell, to the Appeal of Elizabeth Morse and others, was brought in.

St. James's Parish Poor, &c. Bill: The King's Consent to it.

The Earl of Bute (by His Majesty's Command) acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor, and for cleansing the Streets, Lanes, and other Passages and Places, in the Parish of Saint James, within the Liberty of Westminster, and for enlarging the Church-yard belonging to the said Parish," was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Shenley Brook End, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields in the Manor of Shenley Brookend, in the Parish of Shenley, in the County of Bucks;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Quorndon Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open and Common Fields, Meadows, and Commons, within the Lordship or Liberty of Quorndon, in the County of Leicester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

St. James's Parish Poor, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor; and for cleansing the Streets, Lanes, and other Passages and Places, in the Parish of St. James, within the City of Westminster; and for enlarging the Church-yard belonging to the said Parish."

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

L. Chamberlain.
D. Kingston.
D. Newcastle.
D. Manchester.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Denbigh.
E. Sandwich.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Eglintoun.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Bute.
E. Effingham.
Vis. Say & Sele.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Litch & Cov.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Ward.
L. Delamer.
L. Sandys.

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

Message from H. C. to return Blake's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable "Patrick Blake Esquire, a Minor, to make a Settlement on Annabella Bunbury Spinster, and the Issue of their intended Marriage; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment."

Bradford Road, Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing, widening, turning, and shortening, the Road leading from the Turnpike Road on Farrad's Common in the Parish of Bradford, through Holt and Melksham, to Homan's Stile in the Parish of Laycock, in the County of Wilts," 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."

Watford Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening altering, and keeping in Repair, the Road from the South End of Sparrows Herne on Bushey Heath, through the Market Towns of Watford, Berkhampstead Saint Peter's, and Tring, in the County of Hertford, by Pettipher's Elms, to the Turnpike Road at Walton near Aylesbury in the County of Bucks."

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

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

Winchester Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for altering, widening, and amending, the Road from the North Gate of the City of Winchester, over Worthy Cow Down, through Whitchurch and other Places, to Newtown River; and also the Road from Worthy Cow Down aforesaid, through Wherwell, to the present Turnpike Road at Andover, in the County of Southampton."

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

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

Hinckley Road, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending so much of Two Acts of the Twenty-seventh and Twenty-ninth Years of His late Majesty, for repairing several Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Leicester and Warwick, as relates to the Road between Hinckley and Coventry."

Bridge Town Pomeroy Road, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from Bridge Town Pomeroy, and from Teing Bridge, in the County of Devon."

Causes removed.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Charles Davys Esquire is Appellant, and Michael Howard and his Wife are Respondents, which stands appointed for hearing on Monday next, be put off to the First Day for Causes after the Recess at Easter; and that the Cause between Brereton and Brereton, which stands appointed for Tuesday, be put off to the 2d Cause-day after the Recess; and that the other Causes be removed in Course.

Foreign Protestants, officers in America, Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing such Foreign Protestants as have served, or shall serve, for the Time therein mentioned, as Officers or Soldiers in His Majesty's Royal American Regiment, or as Engineers in America."

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

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

Earl of Harrington's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for rectifying a Mistake in the Name of One of the Trustees in the Settlement made upon the Marriage of the Right Honourable William Earl of Harrington with the Right Honourable Carolina Countess of Harrington his Wife."

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 Third Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Relief of Vassals of Forfeited Estates, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Relief of the Vassals of the several Estates which are, or may be, annexed to the Crown, by virtue of an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty; and for carrying the Purposes of the said Act more effectually into Execution; and for enforcing and carrying into Execution so much of an Act passed in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the paying and discharging the Wadsetts affecting the Estate of Lovat."

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."

Game Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, An Act for the better Preservation of the Game in that Part of Great Britain called England."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Marchmont reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto, which he was ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

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

Evenwood Moor Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Moor or Common, within the Manor of Evenwood and Chapelry of Saint Helen's Auckland, and County of Durham;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Complaint relating to Stoppages in Streets:

Complaint was made to the House, "That Thomas Fraser Carman did, on Monday last, about Four of the Clock in the Afternoon, forcibly drive his Cart into The Old Palace Yard, Westm'r, contrary to, and in Contempt of, their Lordships Order for preventing Stoppages and Obstructions in the Streets and Passages leading to this House; and did insult and abuse the Constable, then attending his Duty pursuant to the said Order, in Breach of the Privilege of this House."

And thereupon James Skinner the Constable was called in, and examined upon Oath, at the Bar, in relation to the Matter of the said Complaint.

And being withdrawn:

Fraser to be attached.

Ordered, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, do forthwith attach the Body of the said Thomas Fraser for his said Offence, and keep him in safe Custody until the further Order of this House; and this shall be a sufficent Warrant in that Behalf.

To Sir Septimus Robinson Knight, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of them.

Ld. R. Manners against Moore & al.

The House being moved, "That a Day be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein the Lord Robert Manners and others are Appellants, and Stephen Moore Esquire and others are Respondents:"

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 5o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Landaff.
Epus. Lincoln.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Eglintoune.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes March.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Bute.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bath.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Powis.
Comes Northumb'land.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Delawar.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Folkestone.
Viscount Spencer.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Melcombe.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Boston.

PRAYERS.

Fraser discharged out of Custody.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Fraser Carman, in Custody of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, for his Contempt and Disobedience to their Lordships Order for preventing Obstructions and Stoppages in the Streets and Passages leading to this House; expressing his Sorrow for having justly incurred their Lordships Displeasure; and humbly begging Forgiveness for the same; and promising never more to transgress their Lordships Orders; and alleging, "That he has lately laboured under a long Illness, which has thrown him into very calamitous Circumstances, having nothing left to support a Wife and Five small Children but his own Industry;" and humbly imploring, "That their Lordships, from their Goodness and Clemency, and out of Compassion to his distressed Family, will be graciously pleased to remit his Punishment:"

It is Ordered, That the said Thomas Fraser be discharged out of Custody, paying his Fees.

Visc. Hereford takes his Seat.

This Day Edward Viscount Hereford sat first in Parliament, after the Death of his Father Edward Viscount Hereford; having first, at the Table, taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Ld. Winterton's Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for empowering Edward Lord Winterton to sell Part of his Estates, in the Counties of Sussex, Surry, and Norfolk, settled on his Marriage; and for laying out the Monies arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Estates, of equal or greater Value, to be settled to the Uses of his Marriage Settlement; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto."

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

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

St. James's Parish, Poor &c. Bill.

The Earl of Macclesfield reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor, and for cleansing the Streets, Lanes, and other Passages and Places, in the Parish of St. James, within the Liberty of Westminster, and for enlarging the Churchyard belonging to 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."

Warfond Road, Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, altering, and keeping in Repair, the Road from the South End of Sparrows Herne on Busbey Heath, through the Market Towns of Watford, Berkhampstead Saint Peter's, and Tring, in the County of Hertford, by Pettipher's Elms, to the Turnpike Road at Walton near Aylesbury in the County of Bucks," 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."

Snettisham Enclosure, Bill.

The Lord Walpole reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Whole-year Lands and Pasture Grounds, Common Fields, Half-year Enclo sures, Shack Meadows, and Commons, in the Parish of Snettisham, in the County of Norfolk," 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."

Hungerton Enclosure, Bill.

The Lord Walpole also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields in the Parish of Hungerton, in the County of Leicester," 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."

Thurmaston Enclosure, Bill.

The Earl of Abercorn reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields of Thurmaston, in the (fn. 1) Parishes of Belgrave and Barkby, in the County of Rutland," 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."

Weyhill Road, Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Turnpike Road at Weyhill in the County of Southampton, to the Turnpike Road at Lyde Way in the County of Wilts," 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."

Relief of Vassals of the Forfeited Estates, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Relief of the Vassals of the several Estates which are or may be annexed to the Crown, by virtue of an Act passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for carrying the Purposes of the said Act more effectually into Execution; and for enforcing and carrying into Execution so much of an Act passed in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the paying and discharging the Wadsetts affecting the Estate of Lovat."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Bradford Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing, widening, turning, and shortening, the Road leading from the Turnpike Road on Farrad's Common in the Parish of Bradford, through Holt and Mclksham, to Homan's Stile in the Parish of Laycock in the County of Wilts."

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.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Edwards and Mr. Mountague:

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

Message frour thence, to return Boyd's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting a Rent Charge in Fee Simple in Trustees, for the Benefit of certain poor Families, described in the Will of John Styleman, deceased, in Lieu of a Moiety of certain Lands and Hereditaments devised by the same Will for the Benefit of the said poor Families; and for vesting the said Moiety in Fee Simple in John Boyd Esquire and his Heirs;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Longitude, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for rendering more effectual an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act for providing a publick Reward for such Person or Persons as shall discover the Longitude at Sea; with regard to the making Experiments of Proposals made for discovering the Longitude."

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.

Evenwood Moor, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Moor, or Common, within the Manor of Evenwood and Chapelry of Saint Helen's Auckland and County of Durham."

Hampshire, &c. Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening several Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Southampton and Dorset; and for amending and widening the Road between Ringwood Gate in the County of Southampton to Woolsbridge, and from thence to the great Western Road between a Prace called Thick Thorn and Cashmore Inn."

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

Ld. Chamberlain.
D. Ancaster.
D. Manchester.
E. Suffolk.
E. Denbigh.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Sandwich.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Eglintoun.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Pomfret.
E. Bucks.
E. Guilford.
L. B. Durham.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. Norwich.
L. St. John Blet.
L. Cathcart.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.
L. Melcombe.

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.

Quorndon Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open and Common Fields, Meadows, and Commons, within the Lordship or Liberty of Quorndon, in the County of Leicester."

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

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

Shenley Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields in the Manor of Shenley Brookend, in the Parish of Shenley, in the County of Bucks."

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.

Sproatley Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open Fields, Pastures, and Pieces or Parcels of Meadow and Pasture Ground, in the Lordship of Sproatley in Holdernesse, in the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Kingston upon Hull, small Debts, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts within the Town and County of the Town of Kingston upon Hull;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Kingston upon Hull, Streets to light, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to render more effectual several Acts made for enlightening the Streets of the Town of Kingston upon Hull, and for preventing Annoyances therein;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bridge Town Pomeroy, Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from Bridge Town Pomeroy and from Teing Bridge in the County of Devon."

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.

Cranbrooke Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the White Post on Haselden's Wood in the Parish of Cranbrooke to Appledore Heath, and from Milk House Street in the same Parish to Castleden's Oak in the Parish of Biddenden, and from Golford Green in the said Parish of Cranbrooke to Tanner's Vent in the Parish of Benenden, all in the County of Kent."

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.

Liverpoole Churches, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building Two new Churches, and providing Burial Places, within the Town of Liverpoole in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and for the better preserving the Pavements of the Streets in the said Town; and for ascertaining the Fares and Prices to be paid Carters, Carmen, Hackney Coachmen, and Chairmen, and for regulating their Behaviour within the said Town."

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

Foreign Protestant Officers in America, Nat. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing such Foreign Protestants as have served, or shall serve, for the Time therein mentioned, as Officers or Soldiers in His Majesty's Royal American Regiment, or as Engineers in America."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Fish Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better supplying the Cities of London and Westminster with Fish, and to reduce the present exorbitant Price thereof; and to protect and encourage Fishermen;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Milida Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the several Laws now in being, relating to the raising and training the Militia within that Part of Great Britain called England."

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

Then it was moved, "That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, To-morrow."

Which being objected to;

The Question was put, upon the said Motion.

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Ld. R. Manners against Moore:

The House being informed, "That Patrick Keaghran attended, in order to deliver in Copies of Pleadings and Proceedings, relating to a Cause depending in this House, wherein the Lord Robert Manners and others are Appellants, and Stephen Moore Esquire and others are Respondents:"

Pleadings proved.

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

And then he was directed to withdraw.

M'Culloch against Munro.

The Answer of Charles Munro an Infant, by his Curators of Guardians, to the Appeal of Roderick Mac Cullock Esquire:

Grant and Orme against Counts Lestie.

And the Answer of Charles Cajetan Count Leslie, and his Three Sons, Leopoldus, Anthony, and Charles, Counts Leslie, to the Cross Appeal of Peter Grant and David Orme, his Tutor in Litem;

Were brought in.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 6o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Lincoln.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Ancaster.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Eglintoune.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes March.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Bute.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bath.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Powis.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Delawar.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Folkestone.
Viscount Spencer.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. St. John.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Sondes.
Ds. Melcombe.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Grosvenor.
Ds. Boston.

PRAYERS.

Portsham Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Common Fields, Commons, Common Heaths, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Portesham, in the County of Dorset;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Winchester Road, Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for altering, widening, and amending, the Road from the North Gate of the City of Winchester, over Worthy Cow Down, through Whitchurch and other Places, to Newtown River, and also the Road from Worthy Cow Down aforesaid, through Wherwell, to the present Turnpike Road at Andover in the County of Southampton," 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."

Seven Oaks, and other Roads, Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing, enlarging, and rendering more effectual, so much of an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers granted by Two Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Roads leading from Seven Oaks to Woodsgate and Tunbridge Wells, and from Woodsgate to Kipping's Cross, in the County of Kent; and also for repairing the Roads from Kipping's Cross aforesaid to Lamberhurst Pound and Pullen's Hill in the said County, and to Flimwell Vent in the County of Sussex, as relates to the amending, repairing, and keeping in Repair, the said Roads, leading from Kipping's Cross aforesaid to Lamberhurst Pound, Pullen's Hill, and Flimwell Vent aforesaid," 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."

Cranbrooke Road, Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the White Post on Haselden's Wood in the Parish of Cranbrooke to Appledore Heath, and from Milk House Street in the same Parish to Castleden's Oak in the Parish of Biddenden, and from Golford Green in the said Parish of Cranbrooke to Tanner's Vent in the Parish of Benenden, all in the County of Kent," 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."

Hampshire and Dorsetshire Roads, Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening several Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Southampton and Dorset, and for amending and widening the Road between Ringwood Gate in the County of Southampton to Woolsbridge, and from thence to the Great Western Road between a Place called Thick Thorn and Cashmore Inn," 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."

White Sheet Hill, &c. Road, Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from the Turnpike Road on the Top of Whitesheet Hill to a Place called The Hare Warren, and from thence to the Index Post standing near the Blandford Turnpike Road, on the Side of Harnham Hill; and also for repairing and widening the Road from the said Index Post to a House called Master Baker's Farm House in the County of Wilts," 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."

Bridge Town Pomeroy, Road, Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from Bridge Town Pomeroy and from Teing Bridge in the County of Devon," 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."

Leicester and Warwick Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads therein mentioned, lying in the Counties of Leicester and Warwick, and in the County of the City of Coventry;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Message from H. C. to return Ld. Bolingbroke's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for discharging the Estate of Frederick Viscount Bolingbroke, in the County of Surrey, from the Uses and Limitations of a former Settlement; and for settling Lands and Hereditaments in the County of Kent, in Lieu thereof, to the same Uses;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Ld. Winterton's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending the Marriage Settlement of Edward Lord Winterton in the Kingdom of Ireland, by empowering him to sell Part of the Estates, in the Counties of Sussex, Surrey, and Norfolk, therein comprised; and for laying out the Monies arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Estates, of equal or greater Value, to be settled to the Uses of the said Marriage Settlement; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Edwards and Mr. Montague:

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

St. James's Parish, Poor, &c. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor; and for cleansing the Streets, Lanes, and other Passages and Places, in the Parish of Saint James, within the Liberty of Westminster; and for enlarging the Church Yard belonging to the said Parish."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Watford Road, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, altering, and keeping in Repair, the Road from the South End of Sparrows Herne on Bushey Hcath, through the Market Towns of Watford, Berkhampstead Saint Peter's, and Tring, in the County of Hertford, by Pettipher's Elms, to the Turnpike Road at Walton near Aylesbury in the County of Bucks."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Snettesham Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Whole-year Lands and Pasture Grounds, Common Fields, Half-year Enclosures, Shack Meadows, and Commons, in the Parish of Snettisham in the County of Norfolk."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Hungerton Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields in the Parish of Hungerton, in the County of Leicester."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Thurmaston Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields of Thurmaston, in the (fn. 2) Parishes of Belgrave and Barkby, in the County of Leicester."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Weyhill Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Turnpike Road at Weybill in the County of Southampton, to the Turnpike Road at Lyde Way in the County of Wilts."

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 the former Messengers:

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

Game Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Preservation of the Game in that Part of Great Britain called England."

And the said Amendments, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House; and are as follow, (videlicet,)

Pr. 1. L. 23. Leave out ["Tenth"], and instead thereof insert ["Twentieth"]; and in that and the next Line, leave out ["September"], and insert ["August"].

"L. 29. After ["Pheasant"], leave out ["Heath Fowl, Growse"].

Then an Amendment was proposed to be made in the 30th Line of the First Press, to leave out ["or Partridge"].

And the same was, upon the Question, agreed to.

Then another Amendment was made, as a necessary Consequence of the last-mentioned Amendment, (videlicet,) "In the 31st Line of the same Press, to leave out ["Seasons"], and insert ["Season".]

Davidson to enter into Recognizance on Dundas's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Mr. Henry Davidson may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Thomas Dundas the Elder and Thomas Dundas the Younger, on account of their Appeal depending in this House; they living in Scotland:"

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

Haldane & al. against Holbourne & al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Robert Haldane Esquire and others are Appellants, and Vice Admiral Francis Holbourne and others are Respondents; ex Parte, the Respondents not having put in their Answer, though peremptorily ordered so to do:"

Hearing appointed ex Parte.

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, ex Parte, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed, unless the Respondents put in their Answer in the mean Time.

Counts Leslies against Grant and Orme.

The House being moved, "That Thursday the 29th Day of this Instant April may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Charles Cajetan Count Leslie and his Three Sons are Appellants, and Peter Grant and David Orme are Respondents, et è contra:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Thursday the 29th Day of this Instant April, as desired.

Foreign Protestant Officers in America, Nat. Bill.

The Lord Lyttelton (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing such Foreign Protestants as have served, or shall serve, for the Time therein mentioned, as Officers or Soldiers in His Majesty's Royal American Regiment, or as Engineers in America."

And the same, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House, and are as follow; (videlicet,)

"Pr. 2. L. 33. Leave out ["the Royal American Regiment"], and instead thereof insert ["His Majesty's Armies"].

In the Title of the Bill. After ["Majesty's"], leave out ["Royal American Regiment"], and instead thereof insert ["Armies"].

Fish Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better supplying the Cities of London and Westminster with Fish, and to reduce the present exorbitant Price thereof; and to protect and encourage Fishermen."

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.

Longitude Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for rendering more effectual an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act for providing a publick Reward for such Person or Persons as shall discover the Longitude at Sea," with regard to the making Experiments of Proposals made for discovering the Longitude."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Militia Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the several Laws now in being, relating to the raising and training the Militia within that Part of Great Britain called England."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Doerner's Nat. Bill.

John Doerner took the Oaths appointed, in order to his Naturalization.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Doerner."

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

D. Leeds.
D. Ancaster.
D. Manchester.
E. Suffolk.
E. Cardigan.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Bute.
E. Pomfret.
E. Bath.
E. Bucks.
E. Harcourt.
E. Delawar.
V. Stormont.
L. B. London.
L. B. Durham.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. St. John Blet.
L. Delamer.
L. Cathcart.
L. Foley.
L. Boston.

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.

Evenwood Moor, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Moor, or Common, within the Manor of Evenwood and Chapelry of Saint Helen's Auckland and County of Durham."

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 Wednesday the 21st Day of this Instant April, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum effe usque ad & in diem Mercurii, septimum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 7o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Litch & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Carliol.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Gower.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Leinster.
Viscount Spencer.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Boston.

PRAYERS.

Dicker's Executors, Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Two Acres of Land in Walton upon Thames in Trustees, to be sold and conveyed to the Executors of Samuel Dicker Esquire, for the Benefit of Mary Delver an Infant," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto."

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

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

Jennison's Bill.

The Earl of Darlington reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the settled Estate late of Ralph Jenison Esquire, deceased, at Great Walworth, in the County of Durham, in Trustees, in Trust, to be conveyed to John Dixon Gentleman and his Heirs, pursuant to a Decree and subsequent Orders of the Court of Chancery at Durham," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto."

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

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

Bp. of Carlisle takes the Oaths.

This Day Charles Lord Bishop of Carlisle took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Doerner's Nat. Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Doerner," 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."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Foreign Protestant Officers in America, Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing such Foreign Protestants as have served, or shall serve, for the Time therein mentioned, as Officers or Soldiers in His Majesty's Royal American Regiment, or as Engineers in America."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Edwards and Mr. Daval:

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.

Liverpoole Churches, &c. Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Chester reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for building Two new Churches, and providing Burial Places, within the Town of Liverpool in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and for the better preserving the Pavements of the Streets in the said Town: and for ascertaining the Fares and Prices to be paid Carters, Carmen, Hackney Coachmen, and Chairmen; and for regulating their Behaviour within 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."

Whissondine Enclosure, Bill.

The Earl of Winchilsea reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Common Grounds in Whissondine, in the County of Rutland," 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."

Messages from H. C. to return the D. of Bedford and Feoftees of Woburn Charity, Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, heretofore given in Trust for the Benefit of the poor Inhabitants of the Parish of Woburn, in the County of Bedford, in his Grace John Duke of Bedford and his Heirs; and for establishing a better Fund, in Lieu thereof;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments; to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Mackenzie's Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting all the Real and Personal Estates late of Elizabeth Morgan Widow, deceased, in Elizabeth Mackenzie, Wife of George Mackenzie Esquire, her Niece, Heir at Law, and only next of Kin, discharged from all Right, Claims, and Interest, of the Master and Fellows of Gonville and Caius College in the University of Cambridge;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Mason's Bill:

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for selling Part of the Estates of William Mason Esquire, devised to him by the Will of William Mason Esquire, deceased; and for laying out the Money to arise thereby in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled, in Lieu thereof, to the Uses limited by the said Will; and for exchanging other Part of the said Estates of the said William Mason, so devised, for other Lands and Tenements, to be settled, in Lieu thereof, to the Uses limited by the same Will;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Waite's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Turner and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Sale of the Estate of Thomas Waite an Infant, for discharging Encumbrances affecting the same; and for applying the Surplus-money arising thereby for the Benefit of the said Infant;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

D. of Bedford and Feoffees of Woburn Charity, Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, heretofore given in Trust for the Benefit of the poor Inhabitants of the Parish of Woburn, in the County of Bedford, in his Grace John Duke of Bedford and his Heirs; and for establishing a better Fund, in Lieu thereof."

And the said Amendments were read Three Times, and agreed to.

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers, to acquaint them therewith.

Game Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Preservation of the Game in that Part of Great Britain called England."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the 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.

Militia Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the several Laws now in being, relating to the raising and training the Militia within that Part of Great Britain called England."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Longitude Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for rendering more effectual an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, An Act for providing a publick Reward for such Person or Persons as shall discover the Longitude at Sea, with regard to the making Experiments of Proposals made for discovering the Longitude."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Winchester Road, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for altering, widening, and amending, the Road from the North Gate of the City of Winchester, over Worthy Cow Down, through Whitchurch and other Places, to Newtown River, and also the Road from Worthy Cow Down aforesaid, through Wherwell, to the present Turnpike Road at Andover in the County of Southampton."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Seven Oaks, &c. Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing, enlarging, and rendering more effectual, so much of an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers granted by Two Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Roads leading from Seven Oaks to Woodsgate and Tonbridge Wells, and from Woodsgate to Kipping's Cross, in the County of Kent; and also for repairing the Roads from Kipping's Cross aforesaid to Lamberhurst Pound and Pullen's Hill in the said County, and to Flimwell Vent in the County of Sussex," as relates to the amending, repairing, and keeping in Repair, the said Roads leading from Kipping's Cross aforesaid to Lamberhurst Pound, Pullen's Hill, and Flimwell Vent aforesaid."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Hampshire and Dorsetshire Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening several Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Southampton and Dorset; and for amending and widening the Road between Ringwood Gate in the County of Southampton to Woolsbridge, and from thence to the Great Western Road between a Place called Thick Thorn and Cashmore Inn."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Whitesheet Hill, &c. Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from the Turnpike Road on the Top of Whitesheet Hill to a Place called The Hare Warren, and from thence to the Index Post standing near the Blandford Turnpike Road on the Side of Harnham Hill; and also for repairing and widening the Road from the said Index Post to a House called Master Baker's Farm House in the County of Wilts."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Cranbrooke, &c. Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the White Post on Haselden's Wood in the Parish of Cranbrooke to Appledore Heath, and from Milk House Street in the same Parish to Castleden's Oak in the Parish of Bidenden, and from Golford Green in the said Parish of Cranbrooke to Tanner's Vent in the Parish of Benenden, all in the County of Kent."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Bridge Town Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from Bridge Town Pomeroy and from Teing Bridge, in the County of Devon."

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 Eight preceding Bills.

And Messages were severally ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by the same Messengers:

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

Portesham Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Common Fields, Commons, Common Heaths, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Portesham, in the County of Dorset."

Kingston upon Hull, small Debts, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts within the Town and County of the Town of Kingston upon Hull."

Kingston upon Hull, Streets to light, &c. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend and render more effectual several Acts made for cleansing and enlightening the Streets of the Town of Kingston upon Hull, and for preventing Annoyances therein."

Sproatley Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open Fields, Pastures, and Pieces or Parcels of Meadows and Pasture Ground, in the Lordship of Sproatley in Holdernesse, in the County of York."

Leicester, &c. Roads, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending so much of Two Acts of the Twenty-seventh and Twenty-ninth Years of His late Majesty, for repairing several Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Leicester and Warwick, as relates to the Road between Hinckley and Coventry."

Fish Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better supplying the Cities of London and Westminster with Fish, and to reduce the present exorbitant Price thereof; and to protect and encourage Fishermen."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Morgan & al. against E. of Winchilsea & al. Counts Leslies against Orme & al.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Thomas Morgan Esquire and others are Appellants, and the Earl of Winchilsea and others are Respondents, which stands appointed to be heard on Wednesday the 28th Instant, be put off till the next Session of Parliament; and that the Cause wherein Charles Cajetan Count Leslie and his Three Sons are Appellants, and Peter Grant and David Orme are Respondents, et è contra, which was appointed to be heard on Thursday the 29th Instant, be heard on Wednesday the 28th Instant.

Fish Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better supplying the Cities of London and Westminster with Fish, and to reduce the present exorbitant Price thereof; and to protect and encourage Fishermen."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 8o Aprilis.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Carliol.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Powis.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Delawar.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Weymouth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Melcombe.
Ds. Boston.

PRAYERS.

Shenley Brookend, Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields in the Manor of Shenley Brookend, in the Parish of Shenley, in the County of Bucks," 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."

Liverpool Churches, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building Two new Churches, and providing Burial Places, within the Town of Liverpool, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and for the better preserving the Pavements of the Streets in the said Town; and for ascertaining the Fares and Prices to be paid Carters, Carmen, Hackney Coachmen, and Chairmen, and for regulating their Behaviour, within the said Town."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Whissondine, Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Common Grounds in Whissondine, in the County of Rutland."

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 Two preceding Bills.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Edwards and Mr. Montague:

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

Jenison's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the settled Estate late of Ralph Jenison Esquire, deceased, at Great Walworth, in the County of Durham, in Trustees, in Trust, to be conveyed to John Dixon Gentleman and his Heirs, pursuant to a Decree and subsequent Orders of the Court of Chancery at Durham."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Dicker's Executors, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Two Acres of Land, in Walton upon Thames, in Trustees, to be sold and conveyed to the Executors of Samuel Dicker Esquire, for the Benefit of Mary Delver, an Infant."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Doerner's Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Doerner."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Borthwick Peerage, Claim allowed.

The Earl of Abercorn reported from the Lords Committees for Privileges, to whom it was referred to consider of the Petition of Henry Borthwick to His Majesty, claiming the Title of Lord Borthwick, with His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House: "That the Committee have met, and considered the Matter to them referred; and have heard Counsel; and have read several ancient Charters, Instruments of Sasine and Infeoffment, and other Deeds, and examined Witnesses produced on the Part of the Petitioner; and have also heard His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland on Behalf of the Crown; and the Committee are of Opinion, That the Petitioner hath a Right to the Title, Honour, and Dignity, of Lord Borthwick, as Heir Male of the Body of the First Lord Borthwick."

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

Resolved and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioner hath a Right to the Title, Honour, and Dignity, of Lord Borthwick, as Heir Male of the Body of the First Lord Borthwick.

Ordered, That the said Resolution and Judgement be laid before His Majesty by the Lords with White Staves.

Portsham, Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Common Fields, Commons, Common Heaths, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Portesham, in the County of Dorset."

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

D. Rutland.
D. Ancaster.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Litchfield.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Bucks.
E. Guilford.
E. Delawar.
Vis. Hereford.
Vis. Falmouth.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. Norwich.
Ld. St. John Blet.
L. Delamer.
L. Romney.
L. Sandys.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

Messages from H. C. to return Ram's Bill:

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for discharging certain Leasehold Houses and Tenements, comprised in the Marriage Settlement of Humfreys Ram Esquire, from the Trusts of that Settlement; and for settling Freehold Houses, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with One Amendment; to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

and the Game Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Preservation of the Game in that Part of Great Britain called England;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Court of Session in Scotland, Adjournment of, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Judges of the Court of Session in Scotland to make an Adjournment of the said Court for such Time, betwixt the Twentieth Day of December and the Fifteenth Day of January Yearly, as they shall judge most convenient, not exceeding Twenty Days;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

The King present:

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

Who being come, with their Speaker; the Deputy Clerk of the Crown, at the Table, read the Titles of the Bills to be passed, severally, as follow; (videlicet),

Bills passed.

"1. An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the several Laws now in being, relating to the raising and training the Militia within that Part of Great Britain called England."

"2. An Act for the Encouragement of Seamen, and the more speedy and effectual manning His Majesty's Navy."

"3. An Act for the better supplying the Cities of London and Westminster with Fish, and to reduce the present exorbitant Price thereof; and to protect and encourage Fishermen."

"4. An Act for rendering more effectual an Act, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act for providing a Publick Reward for such Person or Persons as shall discover the Longitude at Sea," with regard to the making Experiments of Proposals made for discovering the Longitude."

"5. An Act for the better Preservation of the Game in that Part of Great Britain called England."

"6. An Act for Relief of the Vassals of the several Estates which are, or may be, annexed to the Crown by virtue of an Act passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, and for carrying the Purposes of the said Act more effectually into Execution; and for enforcing and carrying into Execution so much of an Act passed in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the paying and discharging the Wadsetts affecting the Estate of Lovat."

"7. An Act for repairing and widening the High Road leading from Ashborne in the County of Derby, to the Town of Leek in the County of Stafford, and from Ryecroft Gate upon Rushton Common to Congleton in the County of Chester, and also the Road leading from Blyth Marsh in the County of Stafford, through Cheadle, Oakamoor, and Blore, to the Turnpike Road from Ashborne to Buxton near Thorp in the County of Derby."

"8. An Act for repairing, widening, turning, and shortening, the Road leading from the Turnpike Road on Farrad's Common in the Parish of Bradford, through Holt and Melksham, to Homan's Stile in the Parish of Laycock in the County of Wilts."

"9. An Act for amending, widening, altering, and keeping in Repair, the Road from the South End of Sparrows Herne on Bushey Heath, through the Market Towns of Watford, Berkhampstead Saint Peter's, and Tring, in the County of Hertford, by Pettipher's Elms, to the Turnpike Road at Walton near Aylesbury in the County of Bucks."

"10. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Turnpike Road at Weyhill in the County of Southampton, to the Turnpike Road at Lyde Way in the County of Wilts."

"11. An Act for altering, widening, and amending, the Road from the North Gate of the City of Winchester, over Worthy Cow Down, through Whitchurch and other Places, to Newtown River, and also the Road from Worthy Cow Down aforesaid, through Wherwell, to the present Turnpike Road at Andover in the County of Southampton."

"12. An Act for continuing, enlarging, and rendering more effectual, so much of an Act, made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers granted by Two Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Roads leading from Seven Oaks to Woodsgate and Tonbridge Wells, and from Woodsgate to Kipping's Cross, in the County of Kent; and also for repairing the Roads from Kipping's Cross aforesaid to Lamberhurst Pound and Pullen's Hill in the said County, and to Flimwell Vent in the County of Sussex," as relates to the amending, repairing, and keeping in Repair, the said Roads leading from Kipping's Cross aforesaid, to Lamberhurst Pound, Pullen's Hill, and Flimwell Vent aforesaid."

"13. An Act to amend an Act made in the Thirtysecond Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening several Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Southampton and Dorset; and for amending and widening the Road between Ringwood Gate in the County of Southampton to Woolsbridge, and from thence to the Great Western Road between a Place called Thick Thorn and Cashmore Inn."

"14. An Act for repairing the Road from the Turnpike Road on the Top of Whitesheet Hill to a Place called The Hare Warren, and from thence to the Index Post standing near the Blandford Turnpike Road on the Side of Harnham Hill; and also for repairing and widening the Road from the said Index Post to a House called Master Baker's Farm House, in the County of Wilts."

"15. An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the White Post on Haselden's Wood in the Parish of Cranbrooke to Appledore Heath, and from Milk House Street in the same Parish to Castleden's Oak in the Parish of Biddenden, and from Golford Green in the said Parish of Cranbrooke to Tanner's Vent in the Parish of Benenden, all in the County of Kent."

"16. An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from Bridge Town Pomeroy, and from Teing Bridge, in the County of Devon."

"17. An Act to amend, and render more effectual, an Act made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for making navigable Sankey Brook, in the County of Lancaster; and for the extending and improving the said Navigation."

"18. An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor; and for cleansing the Streets, Lanes, and other Passages and Places, in the Parish of Saint James within the Liberty of Westminster; and for enlarging the Church-Yard belonging to the said Parish."

"19. An Act for building Two new Churches, and providing Burial Places, within the Town of Liverpool, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and for the better preserving the Pavements of the Streets in the said Town; and for ascertaining the Fares and Prices to be paid Carters, Carmen, Hackney Coachmen, and Chairmen; and for regulating their Behaviour within the said Town."

"20. An Act for continuing and rendering more effectual an Act, passed in the Tenth Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for continuing an Act passed in the Third Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the First, for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, on every Pint of Ale or Beer that shall be vended or sold within the Town of Dumfries and Privileges thereof, for paying the Debts of the said Town; and for building a Church, and making a Harbour there; and for laying a Duty on the Tonnage of Shipping, and a Duty on Goods imported and exported into and out of the Port of the said Town, for the better repairing of the said Harbour."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"21. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Hamlet and Liberties of Princethorpe, in the Township and Parish of Stretton upon Dunsmore, in the County of Warwick."

"22. An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Moor, or Common, called Middlewood Moor, or Ushaw Moor, within the Manor of Lanchester, in the County of Durham."

"23. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Wholeyear Lands and Pasture Grounds, Common Fields, Half-year Enclosures, Shack Meadows, and Commons, in the Parish of Snettisham, in the County of Norfolk."

"24. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields in the Parish of Hungerton, in the County of Leicester."

"25. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields of Thurmaston, in the Parishes of Belgrave and Barkby, in the County of Leicester."

"26. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Common Grounds in Whissondine, in the County of Rutland."

"27. An Act for vesting certain Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, heretofore given in Trust, for the Benefit of the poor Inhabitants of the Parish of Woburn in the County of Bedford, in his Grace John Duke of Bedford and his Heirs; and for establishing a better Fund in Lieu thereof."

"28. An Act for discharging the Estate of Frederick Viscount Bolingbroke, in the County of Surrey, from the Uses and Limitations of a former Settlement; and for settling Lands and Hereditaments in the County of Kent, in Lieu thereof, to the same Uses."

"29. An Act to enable Patrick Blake Esquire, a Minor, to make a Settlement on Annabella Bunbury Spinster, and the Issue of their intended Marriage; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"30. An Act for the Sale of Part of the Estates entailed by the Will of Edward Mellish Esquire, deceased; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled to the like Uses."

"31. An Act for vesting a Rent Charge in Fee Simple in Trustees, for the Benefit of certain poor Families described in the Will of John Styleman, deceased, in Lieu of a Moiety of certain Lands and Hereditaments devised by the same Will for the Benefit of the said poor Families; and for vesting the said Moiety in Fee Simple in John Boyd Esquire and his Heirs."

"32. An Act for selling Part of the Estates of William Mason Esquire, devised to him by the Will of William Mason Esquire, deceased; and for laying out the Money to arise thereby in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled, in Lieu thereof, to the Uses limited by the said Will; and for exchanging other Part of the said Estates of the said William Mason, so devised, for other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled, in Lieu thereof, to the Uses limited by the same Will."

"33. An Act for vesting all the Real and Personal Estates late of Elizabeth Morgan Widow, deceased, in Elizabeth Mackenzie Wife of George Mackenzie Esquire, her Niece, Heir at Law, and only next of Kin, discharged from all Right, Claims, and Interest, of the Master and Fellows of Gonville and Caius College, in the University of Cambridge."

"34. An Act for the Sale of the Estate of Thomas Waite, an Infant, for discharging Encumbrances affecting the same; and for applying the Purchasemoney arising thereby for the Benefit of the said Infant."

"35. An Act for naturalizing Diederick Wessel Linden."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire; and the Commons withdrew.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, vicesimum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, [ (fn. 3) Dominis sic decernentibus.]

Footnotes

1 Origin. Parish.
2 Origin. Parish.
3 Desunt in Originali.