House of Lords Journal Volume 30
April 1762, 21-30

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 30: April 1762, 21-30', Journal of the House of Lords volume 30: 1760-1764 (1767-1830), pp. 236-252. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114515 Date accessed: 01 November 2014.


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April 1762, 21-30

DIE Mercurii, 21o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Carliol.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Newcastle.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Bute.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Bath.
Comes Northumb'land.
Comes Temple.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Delawer.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Leinster.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Melcombe.

PRAYERS.

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

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting a Toft, or Scite of a Copyhold House, at Richmond in the County of Surry, lately pulled down, in Trustees, to be sold, leased, or otherwise disposed of, for the Benefit of the Persons claiming under the Will of Matthias Perkins Gentleman, deceased; and for empowering John Perkins his Son to make such Leases of his Estate at Richmond and Tuddington as are therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Stamford Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from a certain Bridge called James Deeping Stone Bridge to Peter's Gate in Stamford in the County of Lincoln, and from thence to the South End of the Town of Morcot in the County of Rutland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ashford Road, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Wyndham Knatchbull and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Road leading from the High Post Road near the Town of Feversham, by Bacon's Water, through Ashford, to the Town and Port of Hythe in the County of Kent, and from Bacon's Water to a certain Lane called Holy Lane in Wincheap, near the City of Canterbury;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Flimwell Vent Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Flimwell Vent in the County of Sussex, through Highgate in the County of Kent, and the Parishes of Sandhurst, Newenden, and Northiam, to Rye in the said County of Sussex, and from Highgate aforesaid to Cooper's Corner in the said County of Sussex, and to Tubb's Lake in the said County of Kent;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Davys against Howard & Ux.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein Charles Davys Esquire is Appellant, and Michael Howard and his Wife are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be adjourned till To-morrow.

Foreign Protestant Officers in America, Nat. Bill, Conference on, at the desire of H. C.:

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Marquis of Granby and others:

To desire a Conference with this House, upon the Subject-matter of the Amendments made by their Lordships 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."

To which the House agreed.

And the Messengers were called in; and told, "That the Lords do agree to a Conference, as desired; and appoint the same presently, in the Painted Chamber."

The Lords following were appointed Managers of the Conference; (videlicet,)

Ld. Chamberlain.
D. Richmond.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
Vis. Hereford.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. Chester.
L. B. Peterborough.
L. Hay.
L. Ducie.
L. Fortescue.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Lyttelton.

The House being informed, "That the Managers of the Conference for the Commons were ready, in the Painted Chamber:"

The Names of the Managers for this House were called over.

And the House was adjourned during Pleasure; and the Lords went to the Conference,

Which being ended, the House was resumed.

Report of the Conference:

And the Lord Chamberlain reported, "That they had met the Managers for the Commons at the Conference, which was managed on their Part by Mr. Charles Townshend; who delivered to them the Bill, with the said Amendments; and also a Paper containing as follows; (videlicet,)

"To the First Amendment made by your Lordships 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," which is in Press 2. L. 33. to leave out ["the Royal American Regiment"], and instead thereof to insert ["His Majesty's Armies"], the Commons disagree;

"1st, Because it is by no Means correspondent with the Design of the Bill, which was intended to grant the Benefit of Naturalization to those Foreigners only who, having been enabled by the Act of the 29th Year of His late Majesty's Reign to serve under certain Restrictions in one particular Regiment, or as Engineers in America, should have since served for Two Years according to the Terms of the said Act, to which Purpose alone the whole Frame of the Bill is adapted; whereas the Amendment made by your Lordships would establish Military Service in general as a standing and ordinary Mode of Naturalization, a Provision which the Commons cannot but look upon as far too extensive and important to be introduced by Way of Amendment to a Bill of so limited an Extent as the present.

"2dly, Because, if the Establishment of such a Method of Naturalization could with any Propriety be inserted in this Bill; yet, for Want of such a Provision, for enabling the Crown to grant Commissions to the Persons who are the Subject of the Amendment, as was made by the Act of the 29th Year of His late Majesty's Reign with respect to those who are the Subject of the Bill, the Amendment proposed must be ineffectual; unless indeed it could be understood to convey indirectly, and by Implication, to Foreigners at large, a Capacity of holding Military Commissions; which, we fully persuade ourselves, your Lordships would be as unwilling to propose, as the Commons themselves to admit.

"To the Second Amendment made by your Lordships, which is in the Title of the Bill, to leave out ["Royal American Regiment"], and insert ["Armies"], the Commons disagree; because it entirely depends upon the former Amendment."

The Lords do not insist on their Amendments to the Bill.

Which Report being read by the Clerk; the House agreed, not to insist on the said Amendments.

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Harris and Mr. Daval, to acquaint them therewith.

Clapham's Estate, to vest in Trustees; Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Estates, in the Parish of St. Botolph Billingsgate, London, late the Estate of William Clapham Gentleman, in Trustees, for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ord's Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont (according to Order) reported the Amendment made by the Committee to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the Parish of Igborough, in the County of Norfolk, Part of the settled Estate late of Henry Ord Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to convey the same to James Nelthorpe Esquire and his Heirs; and to lay out the Money to be paid for the same in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses therein mentioned;" together with the Reasons offered to the Committee for dispensing with the Standing Order in this Case.

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

And thereupon the House proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order upon this Bill.

And the said Reasons reported from the Committee were read, as follow; videlicet,

"That no Estate can be purchased and paid for with the Money to be paid by the said James Nelthorpe until the same be received of him; and the said Mr. Nelthorpe finding that he should not be prepared to pay the Money at Lady Day 1762, when it was supposed the Sale might be finished, an Agreement in Writing, dated the 2d Day of April 1761, was entered into, by the said Mrs. Ord and Mr. Nelthorpe, that the said Mr. Nelthorpe should continue the Purchase-money in his Hands, on Land Security, for Three Years, at Five Pounds per Cent. per Annum, from Lady Day 1762; and Mrs. Ord expects, before the Expiration of the said Three Years, to make a Purchase of Land, to be settled according to the Directions of the intended Act."

And Consideration being had thereof:

Standing Order dispensed with.

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

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

Ashford and Hythe, Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Road leading from the High Post Road near the Town of Faversham, by Bacon's Water, through Ashford, to the Town and Port of Hythe in the County of Kent, and from Bacon's Water to a certain Place called Holy Lane in Wincheap near the City of Canterbury."

Wettstein, takes the Oaths.

Luke Wettstein took the Oaths appointed, in order to his Naturalization.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 22o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Lincoln.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Newcastle.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
V. Stormont.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Melcombe.

PRAYERS.

Ruggles', Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for discharging divers Lands, Estates, and Hereditaments, devised by the Will of Thomas Ruggles Esquire, deceased, from the Uses and Trusts of the said Will; and for settling other Lands and Tenements, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Message from H. C. to return the Bill for Richards to take the Name of Powell.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable William Richards and Edward Richards, Infants, and their Heirs, to take and use the Surname and bear the Arms of Powell, pursuant to the Will of Roger Powell Esquire, deceased; and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Davys against Howard & al.

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Charles Davys of Hampstead in the County of Dublin Esquire; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 9th of March, 1761; and praying, "That the same might be reversed or varied; or that the Appellant might have such other Relief as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom should seem meet:" As also upon the Answer of Michael Howard and Alice his Wife 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 so much of the said Decree complained of in the said Appeal, as declares, "That the Trusts in the Deeds of 1699 and 1721, in the Pleadings mentioned, as to the Appellant, were satisfied by the Real Estate that descended to him from John Davys his Father; and that the Appellant is not entitled to any Allowance out of the Personal Estate of the said John, on account of the Securities in the said Deeds mentioned," be, and the same is hereby, reversed: And it is hereby Declared, That the Trusts in the said Deeds are satisfied by the Real Estate that descended to the Appellant from John Davys his Father, except as to the Mortgage made for Two Thousand Pounds and Interest by Thomas Fortescue to St. Leger Gilbert the surviving Trustee, which Mortgage belongs to the Appellant Charles Davys, as First Son of the Marriage: And it is further Ordered and Adjudged, That the said Decree in all other respects be, and the same is hereby, affirmed; and that the said Court of Chancery in Ireland do give all proper Directions for carrying the said Decree, with this Variation, into Execution.

Sir George Colebrooke's Bill.

The Lord Hay reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Capital Messuage, with the Lands and Hereditaments thereunto belonging, at Southgate in the Parish of Edmonton, and at Frian Barnett in the County of Middlesex, and at East Barnett in the County of Hertford, late Part of the Estate of James Colebrooke Esquire, deceased, comprised in the Marriage Settlement of Sir George Colebrooke Baronet, in him and his Heirs; and for settling other Lands and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Surrey and Middlesex, of equal Value, to the same Uses, in Lieu thereof; and for other Purposes in the said Act 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.

Ord's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting divers Lands and Hereditaments in the Parish of Igborough, in the County of Norfolk, Part of the settled Estate late of Henry Ord Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to convey the same to James Nelthorpe Esquire and his Heirs; and to lay out the Money to be paid for the same in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses 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. Harris and Mr. Daval:

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

Quorndon Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Portsham Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Common Fields, Com mons, Common Heaths, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Portesham, in the County of Dorset."

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 the same Messengers:

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

Court of Session in Scotland, Adjournment, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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.

Dringhoe and Skipsea, Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming Articles of Agreement, for enclosing Common Fields, Commons, Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Townships or Hamlets of Dringhoe, Upton, and Brough, in the Parish of Skipsea, in Holdernesse, in the East Riding of the County of York."

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

D. Newcastle.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Abercorn.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E. Strafford.
E. Aylesford.
E. Bucks.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Ilchester.
V. Stormont.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Delamer.
L. Hay.
L. Ducie.
L. Melcombe.

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.

Rotherham Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and dividing the Common Moors and Common Grounds in the Township of Rotherham, in the County of York."

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

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

Flimwell Vent Road, Bill:

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Flimwell Vent in the County of Sussex, through Highgate in the County of Kent, and the Parishes of Sandhurst, Newenden, and Northiam, to Rye in the said County of Sussex; and from Highgate aforesaid, to Cooper's Corner in the said County of Sussex, and to Tubb's Lake in the said County of Kent."

Clapham's Estate to vest in Trustees, Bill.

Hodie 1 vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Estates, in the Parish of Saint Botolph Billingsgate, London, late the Estate of William Clapham Gentleman, in Trustees, for the Uses and Purposes therein mentioned."

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

Wettstein's Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Luke Wettstein."

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.

Causes removed.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Edward Brereton of Springmount Esquire is Appellant, and Edward Brereton of Carlow Esquire is Respondent, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Monday next; and that the other Causes be removed in Course.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 23o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Lincoln.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Bath.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Cunningham against Wardrobe & al.

The Answer of William Wardrobe and others, Heretors and Inhabitants of the Parish of Whitburn, to the Appeal of Sir David Cunningham, was brought in.

Kingston upon Hull Small Debts, Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the 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;" 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."

Sir George Colebrooke's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Capital Messuage, with the Lands and Hereditaments thereunto belonging, at Southgate in the Parish of Edmondton, and at Frian Barnett in the County of Middlesex, and at East Barnett in the County of Hertford, late Part of the Estate of James Colebrooke Esquire, deceased, comprised in the Marriage Settlement of Sir George Colebrooke Baronet, in him and his Heirs; and for settling other Lands and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Surrey and Middlesex, of equal Value, to the same Uses, in Lieu thereof; and for other Purposes in the said Act 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. Harris and Mr. Daval:

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

Cleobury Mortimer, and other Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from Cleobury Mortimer, The Cross Houses, Glazeley, and the Turnpike Gate on Abberley Hill, in the Counties of Salop and Worcester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

To prevent destroying Pigeons, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend so much of an Act, made in the First Year of the Reign of King James the First, for the better Execution of the Intent and Meaning of former Statutes made against shooting in Guns; and for the Preservation of the Game of Pheasants and Partridges; and against the destroying of Hares with Hare Pipes, and tracing Hares in the Snow; as relates to the Preservation of House Doves and Pigeons, by making the Manner of convicting such Person or Persons as shall offend therein more easy and expeditions;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Doncaster Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from Doncaster, through the Parish of Peniston, in the County of York, to Salter's Brook in the County of Chester; and also the Road from Rotheram in the said County of York, to Hartcliffe Hill in the said Parish of Peniston;" and for making the said Act more effectual, so far as the same relates to the said Road between Doncaster and Salter's Brook."

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

D. Manchester.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Suffolk.
E. Northampton.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Sandwich.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Litchfield.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Pomfret.
V. Say & Sele.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Delamer.
L. Hay.
L. Ducie.
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.

Trials for Murder, within the Admiralty Jurisdiction in America, Bill.

The Lord Sandys presented to the House, a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more speedy and effectual Trial and Punishment, in His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations in America, of Persons guilty of Murder, within the Limits of the Admiral's Jurisdiction."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Flimwell Vent Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Flimwell Vent in the County of Sussex, through Highgate in the County of Kent, and the Parishes of Sandhurst, New enden, and Northiam to Rye, in the said County of Sussex, and from Highgate aforesaid, to Cooper's Corner in the said County of Sussex, and to Tubb's Lake in the said 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 Wednesday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Bum Boats to prevent Thefts by, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent the committing of Thefts and Frauds by Persons navigating Bum Boats, and other Boats, upon the River Thames."

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

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

Registers of Parish Poor Infants, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the keeping regular, uniform, and annual Registers, of all Parish Poor Infants, under a certain Age, within the Bills of Mortality."

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

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

Stamford Road, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from a certain Bridge called James Deeping Stone Bridge, to Peter's Gate in Stamford in the County of Lincoln, and from thence to the South End of the Town of Morcot in the County of Rutland."

E. Bucks against Lady Drury:

Whereas Wednesday next is appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein John Earl of Buckinghamshire and others are Appellants, and Dame Martha Drury Widow is Respondent:

Judges to attend.

It is Ordered, That the Judges do then attend.

Court of Session in Scotland, Adjournment, Bill.

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

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."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 26o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Ancaster.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Gower.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Northumb'land.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Melcombe.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

Salt from Europe to Nova Scotia, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for importing Salt from Europe into the Colony of Nova Scotia in America;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

London Bridge, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging and improving the North East Avenue of London Bridge;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Pool to Wrexham, Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers, and also to render more effectual, an Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the several Roads from the Town of Pool in the County of Montgomery, to Wrexham in the County of Denbigh; and also the Road from Knockin in the County of Salop, to Llanrhaider in Mochnant in the County of Denbigh; and to repair and widen several other Roads therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Stourbridge Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Road from the Market House in Stourbridge, to Colly Gate in Cradley, and from Pedmore to Holly Hall, and from Colly Gate to Halsowen, and from the Turnpike Road on Dudley Wood to Rednall Green in the Parish of King's Norton, and from Carter's Lane to The Bell Inn at Northfield, in the Counties of Worcester, Stafford, and Salop;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Brereton against Brereton.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein Edward Brereton of Springmount Esquire is Appellant, and Edward Brereton of Carlow Esquire Respondent:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be adjourned till Wednesday next.

E. Bucks & al. against Lady Drury.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein the Earl of Buckinghamshire and others are Appellants, and Dame Martha Drury Widow is Respondent, which stands appointed for Wednesday, be put off till Friday next; and that the Judges do then attend.

No more Causes to be heard this Session.

Ordered, That this House will hear no more Causes this Session, after the last-mentioned Cause, which is appointed for Friday next.

Wettstein's Nat. Bill.

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

E. of Harrington's Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, 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," 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.

Marquis of Granby's Bill.

The Lord Hay reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, 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," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto."

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

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

Doncaster Road, Bill.

The Lord Hay also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from Doncaster, through the Parish of Peniston in the County of York, to Salter's Brook in the County of Chester; and also the Road from Rotherham in the said County of York, to Hartcliffe Hill in the said Parish of Peniston;" and for making the said Act more effectual, so far as the same relates to the said Road between Doncaster and Salter's Brook," 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."

Committees adjourned.

Ordered, That the Committees upon Private Bills, which are appointed for To-morrow, do stand adjourned to Wednesday next.

Stamford Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from a certain Bridge called James Deeping Stone Bridge, to Peter's Gate in Stamford in the County of Lincoln, and from thence to the South End of the Town of Morcot in the County of Rutland."

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

D. Ancaster.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Sandwich.
E. Abercorn.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Pomfret.
E. Gower.
E. Bucks.
E. Ilchester.
Viscount Stormont.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Hay.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.
L. Lyttelton.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 28o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Lincoln.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Devon, Camerarius.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.

PRAYERS.

Towcester Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, of and in the Manor, Parish, and Liberties, of Towcester, with the Hamlets of Wood Burcott, and Caldecote, in the County of Northampton;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Rye Harbour, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower the Commissioners and Trustees (named and appointed by and in Pursuance of an Act of Parliament made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for making more effectual an Act, made in the Ninth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for completing the Repairs of the Harbour of Dover, in the County of Kent; and for restoring the Harbour of Rye, in the County of Sussex, to its ancient Goodness, so far as the same relates to the Harbour of Rye,") to let the Sea and Tides into a new Cut or Channel, made in Pursuance of the said Act of the Tenth Year of His said late Majesty's Reign, so far as a Wall called Winchilsea Wall;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Brereton against Brereton:

After hearing Counsel, as well on Monday last as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Edward Brereton of Springmount in The Queen's County in the Kingdom of Ireland Esquire; complaining of Two Decrees of the Court of Chancery in the said Kingdom, of the 6th of February 1758, and 9th of March 1761;" and praying, "That the same might be reversed or altered:" As also upon the Answer of Edward Brereton of Carlow in the said Kingdom of Ireland Esquire put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Decree affirmed, with Costs.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the said Decrees therein complained of be, and the same are hereby, affirmed: And it is further Ordered, That the Appellant do pay, or cause to be paid, to the Respondent, the Sum of One Hundred Pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain, for his Costs in respect of the said Appeal.

Court of Session in Scotland, Adjournment, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Kingston upon Hull; small Debts Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Doncaster Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from Doncaster, through the (fn. 1) Parish of Peniston in the County of York, to Salter's Brook in the County of Chester; and also the Road from Rotherham in the said County of York, to Hartcliffe Hill in the said Parish of Peniston;" and for making the said Act more effectual, so far as the same relates to the said Road between Doncaster and Salter's Brook."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Marquis of Granby's Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

E. of Harrington's Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Wettstein's Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Luke Wettstein."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Liverpool Harbour, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Ellis Cunliffe and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers granted by an Act, passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for continuing several Acts relating to the Harbour of Liverpoole, and for enlarging the said Harbour, by making an additional Dock, and building a Pier in the open Harbour there, and for enlightening the said Dock, and for making another Dock with proper Piers in the said Harbour, and for erecting Light-houses, and other proper Lights, in or near the Port of Liverpoole;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Persons who have omitted to qualify for Offices, to indemnify, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to indemnify such as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace, Deputy Lieutenants, and Officers of the Militia, and others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law; and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and for the making and filing of Affidavits of Articles of Clerkship;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Flimwell Vent 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 Flimwell Vent in the County of Sussex, through Highgate in the County of Kent, and the Parishes of Sandhurst, Newendon, and Northiam, to Rye in the said County of Sussex, and from Highgate aforesaid to Cooper's Corner in the said County of Sussex, and to Tubb's Lake in the said 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."

Dringhoe and Skipsea Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming Articles of Agreement, for enclosing Common Fields, Commons, Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Townships or Hamlets of Dringhoe, Upton, and Brough, in the Parish of Skipsea in Holdernesse, in the East Riding of the County of York," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto."

Which Amendment, being read Twice by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House; and is as follows.

"Pr. 31. L. 20. Leave out from ["aforesaid"] to ["and"], in the 10th Line of the next Press."

Evenwood Moor, Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the 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," 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; and are as follow.

"Pr. 19. L. 7. After ["Allotments"], insert ["as aforesaid"]."

"Pr. 24. L. 2. Leave out from ["notwithstanding"] to ["and"] in the 10th Line of the next Press."

"Pr. 30. L. 14. After ["Lands"], insert ["so purchased"]."

Sproatly Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open Fields, Pastures, and Pieces or Parcels of Meadows and Pastures Ground, in the Lordship of Sproately in Holdernesse, in the County of York," 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; and are as follow.

"Pr. 1. L. 30. After ["Infant"], leave out ["by the said Nicholas Dealtry his Guardian."]

"Pr. 4. L. 13. After the ["First Dealtry"], insert, ["and"]; and in the same Line, after the Second [Dealtry"], insert ["by the said Nicholas Dealtry his Guardian."]."

Salt from Europe to Nova Scotia, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for importing Salt from Europe into the Colony of Nova Scotia in America."

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time To-morrow.

Stourbridge Road, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Road from the Market House in Stourbridge to Colly Gate in Cradley, and from Pedmore to Holly Hall, and from Colly Gate to Halesowen, and from the Turnpike Road on Dudley Wood to Rednal Green in the Parish of King's Norton, and from Carter's Lane to The Bell Inn at Northfield, in the Counties of Worcester, Stafford, and Salop."

Dutchess of Beaufort & al. Leave for a Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of her Grace the Dutchess Dowager of Beaufort 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 repealing Part, and explaining and amending other Part, of an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Estates entailed by the Will of the most Noble Charles Noel Duke of Beaufort, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for purchasing other Estates, to be settled to the like Uses; and to empower the Guardian and Trustees named in the said Will to make Leases of the said Duke's Estates, in the Counties of Gloucester, Wilts, Hants, Devon, Dorset, Glamorgan, and Brecon, during the Minority of his Children."

Weller, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of John Weller Esquire 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 vesting the settled Estate of John Weller Esquire, deceased, lying in the Counties of Kent and Chester, in Trustees, to be sold, to pay off Encumbrances affecting the same; and to lay out the Surplus of the Money arising by such Sale (if any) in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the Uses of the Will of the said John Weller."

Wrexham to Pool, &c. Road, Bill:

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers, and also to render more effectual an Act, for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the several Roads from the Town of Pool in the County of Montgomery, to Wrexham in the County of Denbigh; and also the Road from Knockin in the County of Salop, to Llanrhaiader in Mochnant in the County of Denbigh; and to repair and widen several other Roads therein mentioned."

Rye Harbour, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower the Commissioners and Trustees named and appointed by and in Pursuance of an Act of Parliament made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for making more effectual an Act made in the Ninth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for completing the Repairs of the Harbour of Dover in the County of Kent, and for restoring the Harbour of Rye in the County of Sussex to its ancient Goodness," so far as the same relates to the Harbour of Rye, to let the Sea and Tides into a new Cut, or Channel, made in Pursuance of the said Act of the Tenth Year of His said late Majesty's Reign, as far as a Wall called Winchilsea Wall."

Towcester Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows; Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, of and in the Manor, Parish, and Liberties, of Towcester, with the Hamlets of Wood Burcott and Caldecote, in the County of Northampton."

Pucklechurch Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled, An Act for amending and keeping in Repair the Roads leading from Meadbrook, which divides the Parishes of Pucklechurch and Mangotsfield in the County of Gloucester, to Christain Malford Bridge in the County of Wilts; and also from Pucklechurch aforesaid to certain Coal Mines in the said Parish."

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

L. Chamberlain.
D. Manchester.
E. Denbigh.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Brooke.
E. Hertford.
E. Ilchester.
V. Weymouth.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Delamer.
L. Hay.
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.

Trial of Murders within the Admiralty Jurisdiction in America, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more speedy and effectual Tryal and Punishment, in His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations in America, of Persons guilty of Murder within the Limits of the Admiral's Jurisdiction."

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.

Kingston upon Hull Streets, Bill.

Hodie 2a 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."

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.

Ashford Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Road leading from the High Post Road near the Town of Faversham, by Bacon's Water, through Ashford, to the Town and Port of Hythe, in the County of Kent; and from Bacon's Water to a certain Lane called Holy Lane, in Wincheap, near the City of Canterbury."

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

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

To prevent destroying Pigeons, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend so much of an Act made in the First Year of the Reign of King James the First, intituled, "An Act for the better Execution of the Intent and Meaning of former Statutes made against shooting in Guns; and for the Preservation of the Game of Pheasants and Partridges, and against the destroying of Hares with Hare-Pipes, and tracing Hares in the Snow," as relates to the Preservation of House-Doves, or Pigeons, by making the Manner of convicting such Person or Persons as shall offend therein more easy and commodious."

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.

Sudbury Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the High Road leading from the North End of Ballingdon Bridge in Sudbury, in the County of Suffolk, to the South Gate of Bury Saint Edmunds in the said County."

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

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

London Bridge, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging and improving the North East Avenue of London Bridge."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 29o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin.
Epus. Lincoln.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Ancaster.
Dux Newcastle.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Temple.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Sondes.
Ds. Boston.

PRAYERS.

Stamford Road, Bill.

The Duke of Ancaster reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from a certain Bridge called James Deeping Stone Bridge to Peter's Gate in Stamford in the County of Lincoln, and from thence to the South End of the Town of Morcot 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; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Pucklechurch Road, Bill.

The Lord Boston also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act made in the Twentyninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled, An Act for amending and keeping in Repair the Roads leading from Meadbrook, which divides the Parishes of Pucklechurch and Mangotsfield in the County of Gloucester, to Christian Malford Bridge in the County of Wilts; and also from Pucklechurch aforesaid to certain Coal Mines in 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."

Sproatley Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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 Sporatley in Holderness, in the County of York."

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. Bennett and Mr. Graves:

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.

Skipsea Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming Articles of Agreement, for enclosing Common Fields, Commons, Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Townships or Hamlets of Dringhoe, Upton, and Brough, in the Parish of Skipsea in Holdernesse, in the East Riding of the County of York."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with an Amendment 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 One Amendment, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Evenwood Moor Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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.

Flimwell Vent Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Flimwell Vent in the County of Sussex, through Highgate in the County of Kent, and the Parishes of Sandhurst, Newenden, and Northiam, to Rye in the said County of Sussex, and from Highgate aforesaid to Cooper's Corner in the said County of Sussex, and to Tubb's Lake in the said County of Kent."

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 same Messengers:

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

D. of Beaufort's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing Part, and explaining and amending other Part, of an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Estates entailed by the Will of the most Noble Charles Noel Duke of Beaufort, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for purchasing other Estates, to be settled to the like Uses; and for empowering the Guardian and Trustees named in the said Will to make Leases of the said Duke's Estates, in the Counties of Gloucester, Wilts, Hants, Devon, Dorset, Glamorgan, and Brecon, during the Minority of his Children."

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

D. Ancaster.
D. Newcastle.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Bucks.
E. Temple.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Ilchester.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Ward.
L. Delamer.
L. Hay.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.
L. Boston.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Friday the 14th Day of May next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Motion for shortening the Committee.

And a Motion being made, "To dispense with the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee upon this Bill may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session:"

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

Weller's Bill, Motion for shortening the Committee.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the settled Estate of John Weller Esquire, deceased, lying in the Counties of Kent and Chester, in Trustees, to be sold, to pay off Encumbrances affecting the same; and to lay out the Surplus of the Money arising by such Sale (if any) in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the Uses of the Will of the said John Weller."

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.

The like Motion was made, for dispensing with the said Standing Order upon this Bill, and for the same Reason as given upon the last mentioned Bill.

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

Stourbridge Roads Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Road from the Market House in Stourbridge to Colly Gate in Cradley, and from Pedmore to Holly Hall, and from Colly Gate to Halesowen, and from the Turnpike Road on Dudley Wood to Rednall Green in the Parish of King's Norton, and from Carter's Lane to The Bell Inn in Northfield, in the Counties of Worcester, Stafford, and Salop."

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.

Poole to Wrexham, and other Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers, and also to render more effectual, an Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the several Roads from the Town of Pool in the County of Montgomery, to Wrexham in the County of Denhigh; and also the Road from Knockin in the County of Salop, to Llanrhaiader in Mochnant in the County of Denbigh; and to repair and widen several other Roads 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 Monday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Cockermouth, &c. Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for widening, repairing, and amending, the Road from Hesket by Yewes Bridge to Cockermouth, and from thence by Lorton over Whinlatter to Keswick, in the County of Cumberland; and from Keswick by Dummail Bays and Ambleside to Kirby in Kendal in the County of Westmorland; and from Plumbgarth's Cross, near Kirby in Kendal aforesaid, to the Lake called Windermere, in the County of Westmorland; and from Keswick aforesaid to the Town of Penrith in the County of Cumberland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return Sir Nicholas Carew's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir Nicholas Hacket Carew Baronet to grant a Lease or Leases of Part of his settled Estates, for the Improvement thereof, pursuant to a Contract by him entered into for that Purpose;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

London Bridge, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging and improving the North East Avenue of London Bridge."

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.

Rye Harbour, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower the Commissioners and Trustees (named and appointed by, and in Pursuance of, an Act of Parliament made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for making more effectual an Act made in the Ninth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for completing the Repairs of the Harbour of Dover in the County of Kent, and for restoring the Harbour of Rye in the County of Sussex, to its ancient Goodness," so far as the same relates to the Harbour of Rye) to let the Sea and Tides into a new Cut, or Channel, made in Pursuance of the said Act of the Tenth Year of His said late Majesty's Reign, as far as a Wall called Winchilsea Wall."

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.

Kingston upon Hull, Streets, Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, 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," 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 made One Amendment thereto."

Which Amendment, being read Twice by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House, and is as follows:

"Pr. 7. L. 26. Leave out from ["thereof"] to ["and"], in the 37th Line of the same Press; being the following Clause; (videlicet,)

"Provided also, and it is hereby Enacted, That no Person or Persons, who shall be charged with, or pay any Rate or Assessment for the Purposes aforesaid, or any of them, or who shall be employed as Scavenger, Raker, or Cleanser, or as Keeper or Lighter of any Lamps, by virtue or in Pursuance of this Act, shall gain, or thereby be deemed or construed to gain, any Settlement in any Parish or Place within the said Town."

Towcester Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, of and in the Manor, Parish, and Liberties, of Towcester, with the Hamlets of Wood Burcott and Caldecote, in the County of Northampton."

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

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

E. Bucks & al. against Lady Drury.

The House being moved, "That, in regard the Attorney General, who is of Counsel for the Appellants, in the Cause wherein the Earl of Bucks and others are Appellants, and Dame Martha Drury Widow is Respondent, which stands appointed to be heard Tomorrow, is much indisposed, that the said Hearing may be put off till Monday next:"

Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off till Monday next; and that the Judges do then attend.

Carew, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Thomas Carew Esquire; 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 Sale of Part of the settled Estate of Thomas Carew of Crowcombe in the County of Somerset Esquire; and for settling other Lands and Hereditaments, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the same Uses."

Salt from Europe to Nova Scotia, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for importing Salt from Europe into the Colony of Nova Scotia in America:"

The said Bill was accordingly read a 2d Time.

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

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

Trial of Murders within the Admiralty Jurisdiction in America, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more speedy and effectual Trial and Punishment, in His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations in America, of Persons guilty of Murder within the Limits of the Admiral's Jurisdiction."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Delamer reported from the Committee, "That they had been in Consideration of the said Bill, and made a Progress therein."

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee again, to consider further of the said Bill, on Wednesday next; and that a Copy of the said Bill be sent to the Judges; and that they do attend the said Committee.

To prevent destroying Pigeons, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend so much of an Act made in the First Year of the Reign of King James the First, intituled, "An Act for the better Execution of the Intent and Meaning of former Statutes made against shooting in Guns, and for the Preservation of the Game of Pheasants and Partridges, and against the destroying of Hares with Hare-Pipes, and tracing Hares in the Snow, as relates to the Preservation of House-Doves and Pigeons," by making the Manner of convicting such Person or Persons as shall offend therein more easy and expeditious."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Delamer 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.

Persons who have omitted to qualify for Offices, to indemnify, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to indemnify such as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace, Deputy Lieutenants and Officers of the Militia, or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law; and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and for the making and filing of Affidavits of Articles of Clerkship."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 30o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Lincoln.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Ancaster.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Shastesbury.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bath.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Spencer.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.

PRAYERS.

Bishop of London takes the Oaths.

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

Cosham to Chichester Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Cosham, in the County of Southampton, to the City of Chichester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Enrolment of Deeds, &c. made by Papitts, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time for Enrolments of Deeds and Wills made by Papists, and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

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

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

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

Evenwood Moor Enclosure, Bill;

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

To return the 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;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

and Fell's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Joseph Fell Esquire to make a Lease of a Farm and Lands in Walthamstowe, in the County of Essex, for a Term of Ninety-nine Years;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Liverpoole Harbour Bill; the King's Consent to it signified.

The Lord Hay, Chancellor of the Dutchy of Lancaster, acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for continuing several Acts relating to the Harbour of Liverpoole, and for enlarging the said Harbour, by making an additional Dock, and building a Pier in the open Harbour there, and for enlightening the said Dock, and for making another Dock with proper Piers in the said Harbour; and for erecting Lighthouses and other proper Lights in or near the Port of Liverpoole," was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Sudbury Road, Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the High Road leading from the North End of Ballingdon Bridge in Sudbury in the County of Suffolk, to the South Gate in Bury Saint Edmunds in the said County," 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."

Ashford Road, Bill.

The Lord Boston also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Road leading from the High Post Road near the Town of Faversham, by Bacon's Water, through Ashford, to the Town and Port of Hythe, in the County of Kent, and from Bacon's Water to a certain Lane called Holy Lane in Wincheap near the City of Canterbury," 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."

Stamford Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from a certain Bridge called James Deeping Stone Bridge to Peter's Gate in Stamford in the County of Lincoln, and from thence to the South End of the Town of Morcot in the County of Rutland."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Pucklechurch Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled, "An Act for amending and keeping in Repair the Roads leading from Meadbrook, which divides the Parishes of Pucklechurch and Mangotsfield in the County of Gloucester, to Christian Malford Bridge in the County of Wilts, and also from Pucklechurch aforesaid to certain Coal Mines in 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 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.

Kingston upon Hull, Streets, Bill.

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with an Amendment 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 One Amendment, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Cleobury Mortimer Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from Cleobury Mortimer, The Cross Houses, Glazeley, and the Turnpike Gate on Abberley Hill, in the Counties of Salop and Worcester."

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

D. Ancaster.
D. Manchester.
E. Shastesbury.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Effingham.
E. Bath.
E. Hertford.
E. Ilchester.
Vis. Weymouth.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Foley.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.

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

Alteration of the Stairs and Entry leading to the House, Report from the Committee about.

The Earl of Shastesbury reported from the Lords Committees appointed to take into Consideration the Roll of Standing Orders, and to whom it was referred also to consider the Inconveniencies attending the Lords, from Obstructions in the Streets, Passages, and Avenues to this House; and to report their Opinion thereupon:

"That the Committee have again met, and taken into further Consideration that Part of the Matter to them referred, relating to Obstructions in the Streets, Passages, and Avenues, to this House; and, having been attended by the Officers of the Board of Works, with Plans whereby the Inconveniencies attending the Lords in coming up to and going from this House may be remedied, and having inspected the said Plans, and considered thereof, are of Opinion, that, in order to remedy the great and various Inconveniencies arising from the present Entry to this House, the Stairs and Entry to the same be altered, and made according to the Plans laid before the Committee by the Officers of the Board of Works."

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

Address thereupon.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, humbly to desire, "That, in order to remedy the great and various Inconveniencies arising from the present Entry to this House, His Majesty will be graciously pleased to give Directions, that the Stairs and Entry to the same be altered, and made according to the Plans laid before the Committee by the Officers of His Majesty's Board of Works."

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

Loraine, Leave for a Bill, to take the Name of Smith:

Upon reading the Petition of Charles Smith, (lately called Charles Loraine, an Infant, by Dame Dorothy Loraine, his Mother and Guardian;) praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to enable him to take and use the Surname of Smith, pursuant to the Will of Richard Smith Esquire, deceased:

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

Bill read.

Accordingly, the Lord Ravensworth presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Charles Smith an Infant, lately called Charles Loraine, and his Heirs, to take and use the Surname of Smith, pursuant to the Will of Richard Smith Esquire, deceased."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Liverpoole Harbour, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for continuing several Acts relating to the Harbour of Liverpoole; and for enlarging the said Harbour, by making an additional Dock, and building a Pier in the open Harbour there; and for enlightening the said Dock, and for making another Dock with proper Piers in the said Harbour; and for erecting Lighthouses and other proper Lights in or near the Port of Liverpoole."

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.

Rotherham Enclosure, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and dividing the Common Fields, Moors, and Common Grounds, in the Township of Rotherham, in the County of York," 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; and are as follow:

"Pr. 8. L. 19. After ["all"], leave out ["Mines, Minerals, and"].

"L. 24. After ["such"], leave out ["Mines, Minerals, and"].

"L. 32. After ["such"], leave out ["Mines, Minerals"].

"L. 33. Leave out ["or"]; and after ["Quarries"], leave out ["respectively"].

"Pr. 24. L. 24. After ["Courts"], insert ["Mines, Minerals"].

"L. 38. After ["such"], leave out ["Mines"].

"L. 39. Leave out ["and"]."

Persons who have omitted to qualify for Offices, to indemnify Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to indemnify such as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace, Deputy Lieutenants, and Officers of the Militia, or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law; and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and for the making and filing of Affidavits of Articles of Clerkship."

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

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

Carew's Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the settled Estate of Thomas Carew of Crowcombe in the County of Somerset Esquire; and for settling other Lands and Hereditaments, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the same Uses."

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 the 17th Day of May next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Motion for shortening the Committee.

And a Motion being made, "To dispense with the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee upon this Bill may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session:"

Ordered, That the said Motion be taken into Consideration on Monday next; and the Lords to be summoned.

D. of Beaufort's Bill: Committee shortened.

The Order of the Day was read, for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing Part, and explaining and amending other Parts, of an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for vesting Part of the Estates entailed by the Will of the most Noble Charles Noel Duke of Beaufort, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for purchasing other Estates, to be settled to the like Uses; and for empowering the Guardian and Trustees named in the said Will to make Leases of the said Duke's Estates in the Counties of Gloucester, Wilts, Hants, Devon, Dorset, Glamorgan, and Brecon, during the Minority of his Children," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

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

Weller's Bill.

The Order of the Day was also read, for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the said Standing Order, so far as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, " (fn. 2) An Act for 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," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

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

To prevent destroying Pigeons, &c. 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 to amend so much of an Act made in the First Year of the Reign of King James the First, intituled, "An Act for the better Execution of the Intent and Meaning of former Statutes made against shooting in Guns, and for the Preservation of the Game of Pheasants and Partridges, and against the destroying of Hares with Hare-Pipes, and tracing Hares in the Snow," as relates to the Preservation of House-Doves and Pigeons, by making the Manner of convicting such Person or Persons as shall offend therein more easy and expeditious."

And the same were read, by the Clerk, as follow:

"Pr. 1. L. 30. Leave out ["Condition"]; and, instead thereof, insert ["Conviction"].

"Pr. 3. L. 12. Leave out ["as"], and insert ["and"].

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, tertium diem Maii, jam prox. sequen. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

1 Origin Parishes.
2 This Title is entered by Mistake; Mellish's Bill received the Royal Assent the 8th of this Month, vide p. 233. a.: It should have been the Title of Weller's Bill, the Motion for dispensing with the Standing Order on which was ordered to be taken into Consideration this Day, vide p. 247. b.