House of Lords Journal Volume 30
March 1764, 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 30: March 1764, 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 30: 1760-1764 (1767-1830), pp. 495-514. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114542 Date accessed: 21 August 2014.


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March 1764, 11-20

DIE Lunæ, 12o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Winton.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Portland.
Comes Gower, Camerarius.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Scarborough.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Temple.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.

PRAYERS.

Spalding High Bridge, Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from The High Bridge in Spalding to a certain Place called Tydd Goat in the County of Lincoln, and from Sutton Saint Mary's to Sutton Wash in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Whetstone, Leicestershire, Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in Whetstone, in the County of Leicester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Ledbury and other Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Terms of, and amending, the Acts for repairing several Roads leading from Ledbury in the County of Hereford; and for widening and amending the Road through the Parish of Bromesberrow in the County of Gloucester, and through Corse Lawn, till it meets the Road from Gloucester to Worcester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Carter to take the Name of Pollard, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Pollard Esquire (lately called John Carter) and his Heirs Male to take and use the Surname and Arms of Pollard, pursuant to the Will of Elizabeth Pollard deceased;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Message from H. C. to return the E. of Bath, Committee of Newport's, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for empowering the Committee or Committees, for the Time being, of the Estate of John Newport Esquire, a Lunatick, to make Leases of his Estates during his Lunacy;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Alric's Nat. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing James Alric;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Exempting Batchacre Grange from Payment of Ecclesiastical Dues, Bill.

The Earl of Sandwich acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, having been informed of the Purport of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for exempting Batchacre Grange, in the Counties of Stafford and Salop, or One of them, from Payment of Tithes and other Ecclesiastical Dues; and for settling other Tithes in Lieu thereof," was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Rochfort against E. Clanrickard & al. Pet. to put off the Hearing:

A Petition of George Rochfort Esquire and Alice his Wife, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, wherein Smith Earl of Clanrickard in the Kingdom of Ireland and others are Respondents, which stands for Hearing on Wednesday next, was presented, and read; setting forth, "That the Petitioners are deprived of the Assistance of both their Counsel, who are instructed in the Cause; the one being incapable of attending at present, and the other being gone the Circuit, and will not return till Saturday the 24th Instant;" and therefore praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to adjourn the Hearing of the said Cause to Monday the 26th Instant, or to such later Day as to their Lordships shall seem meet."

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

And being withdrawn:

Rejected.

Ordered, That the said Petition be rejected.

Walker & al. against Magistrates of Edinburgh & al.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein John Walker, One of the old Baillies of the City of Edinburgh and others are Appellants, and George Drummond Esquire Lord Provost and the other Magistrates and Town Council of Edinburgh are Respondents:

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

L. Spencer's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower the Right Honourable John Lord Viscount Spencer to make Leases of the Manor of Battersea and Wandsworth, and of Lands and Grounds in Battersea and Wandsworth, in the County of Surrey, purchased in Pursuance of the Will of the most Noble Sarah late Dutchess Dowager of Marlborough, in order for building upon and improving the same."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Badley, Tuddenham, &c. Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and dividing so much of the Moor, or Common, called Badley Moor, as lies within the Manors of North Tuddenham, alias Saint Clares, Mattishall Tuddenham, on the Part of North Tuddenham and Bell-house Hall, and in the Parish of North Tuddenham, in the County of Norfolk, and certain other Commons and Wastes within the said Manors and Parish."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Burton to Derby, Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the West End of the Town of Burton upon Trent in the County of Stafford, through the said Town, to the South End of the Town of Derby in the County of Derby."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Callington Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading from Callington, in the County of Cornwall."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Dunbar, Duty on Beer, Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue an Act passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for continuing an Act passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, intituled, An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Pint of Ale or Beer that shall be vended or sold within the Town of Dunbar, for improving and preserving the Harbour, and repairing the Town-house, and building a School, and other Publick Buildings there; and for supplying the said Town with fresh Water," 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."

Horsham Road, Bill.

The Lord Sandys made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Horsham in the County of Sussex, through the Parishes of Shipley, West Grinsted, Ashurst, Steyning, Bramber, and Breeding, in the said County," was committed.

Romsey, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the End of Stanbridge Lane, near a Barn in the Parish of Romsey to the Turnpike Road at Middle Wallop, and from the Turnpike Road between Stanbridge Lane aforesaid and Great Bridge, to the Turnpike Road at Stockbridge, and from the Garden of Henry Hattat at Awbridge to the Garden Wall of Denys Rolle Esquire at East Tuderley, and from Lockerley Mill Stream to East Dean Gate, and from the said Garden Wall to the Turnpike Road leading from Stockbridge aforesaid, in the County of Southampton, to Salisbury," was committed.

Buxton to Derby, Road Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act to amend and render more effectual several Acts of Parliament for repairing the Roads from Sherbrooke Hill, near Buxton and Chappel in the Frith in the County of Derby, through the Town of Stockport in the County of Chester, to Manchester in the County of Lancaster, and other Roads in the said Acts mentioned; and for turning and diverting the Roads from Whaley Bridge to Chappel in the Frith and to Sparrow Pit Gate, and from Whaley Bridge to the Western End of Longside Common in the County of Chester," was committed.

Horbling, Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Westmorland reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, and Common Fen, in the Parish of Horbling, in the County of Lincoln; and for draining and improving the said Fen," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

St. Margaret's, Leicestershire, Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Common and Open Fields and Meadows int he Parish of Saint Margaret, near the Borough of Leicester, in the County of Leicester."

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

D. Somerset.
D. Portland.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Suffolk.
E. Denbigh.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Abercorn.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Ilchester.
Vis. Weymouth.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. Landaff.
Ld. Willoughby Par.
L. St. John Blet.
L. Delamer.
L. Cathcart.
L. Sandys.
L. Boston.

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

Wartnaby, Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields of Wartnaby, in the County of Leicester, and all the Lands and Grounds within the same Fields."

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.

Sudcoates, Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing and confirming the Enclosure and Division of certain Lands in Sudcoates, in the Parish of Drypool, in the County of York; and for other Purposes."

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.

Skeffling, Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and Grounds, in the Township and Parish of Skeffling in Holderness, 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 Monday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Bromley, Right of Common to extinguish, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for extinguishing the Right of Common in, over, and upon, certain Commonable Lands and Grounds within the Manor and Parish of Bromley, 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 Friday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Worksop, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Worksop in the County of Nottingham, through the Towns of Gateforth, Anston, Aston, Handsworth, and Darnall, to the North East End of Attercliffe, in the County of York, where the same joins the Turnpike Road from Bawtry to Sheffield."

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.

Brett's Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting divers Messuages and Hereditaments in the City of London, the settled Estate of Elizabeth Brett, Wife of Charles Brett Esquire, in the said Charles Brett and his Heirs, discharged from the Uses of his Marriage Settlement; and for settling another Estate in the County of Middlesex, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the Uses limited of the said settled Estate," is committed, be revived; and meet on Wednesday next.

Skipsea, Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming Articles of Agreement, for enclosing and dividing several Open Fields, and several Pieces or Parcels of Arable, Meadow, and Pasture Ground, within the Township of Skipsea, 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 Monday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Townsend's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for settling the Estate of Henrietta Rosa Peregrina Townsend, Wife of James Townsend Esquire, according to certain Articles of Agreement executed before her Inter-marriage with the said James Townsend, but subject to the Charges and Encumbrances affecting the same."

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 the 27th Day of this Instant March, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Cox against Tolet, Writ of Error:

Upon reading the Petition of John Tolet, Defendant in a Writ of Error brought into this House, wherein John Cox is Plaintiff; praying, "In regard the Plaintiff hath not assigned Errors within the Time limited by the Standing Order, that the said Writ of Error may be Non pros'd, with such Costs as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

Non pros'd, with Costs.

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

Wilson to enter into Recognizances on Cunningham's Appeals.

The House being moved, "That Mr. John Wilson of The Middle Temple may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Alexander Cunninghame, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he living in Scotland:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Wilson may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellant, as desired.

The House being moved, "That the said John Wilson may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for the said Alexander Cunninghame, on account of another Appeal depending in this House; he living in Scotland:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Wilson may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellant, as desired.

Respondents peremptorily to answer Douglas's Appeal.

The House was informed, "That John Earl of Hyndford, Dunbar Earl of Selkirk, Basil William Lord Daer, Sir Robert Menzies of Weem Baronet, and John Swinton Esquire, Five of the Respondents to the Appeal of Archibald Douglas Esquire, had not put in their Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose."

And thereupon an Affidavit of Charles Livingston, of the due Service of the said Order, being read:

Ordered, That the said Respondents do put in their Answer to the said Appeal, peremptorily, in a Week.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 13o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Camerarius.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

Papers relating to the Forts, Castics, &c. of the African Company, delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Clevland, from the Admiralty-office, attended:"

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to the Direction of an Act of Parliament of the 23d Year of His late Majesty,

"1. Extract of a Letter from Captain Marsh, Commander of His Majesty's Ship The Harwich, to Mr. Clevland, dated in Port Royal Harbour, the 10th March, 1759."

"2. Copy of the State and Condition of James Fort, in the River Gambia, 9th June, 1758."

"3. Copy of the State and Condition of the Fort on Bance Island, 28th June, 1758."

"4. Copy of the State and Condition of the Fort at Ducky's Cove, July 27th, 1758."

"5. Copy of the State and Condition of Annamaboe Fort, August 20th, 1758."

"6. Copy of the State and Condition of Cape Coast Castle, 25th August, 1758."

"1. Extract of a Letter from Captain Scaife, of His Majesty's Ship The Chesterfield, to Mr. Clevland, dated at Antigua, the 7th May, 1760."

"2. Copy of the State and Condition of the several under-mentioned Castles, Forts, and Settlements, on the Coast of Africa, taken from 14th Novem'r, 1759, to 14th February, 1760:

"James Fort River Gambia, Dixcove Fort, Secondee Fort, Commenda Fort, Cape Coast Castle, Annamaboe Fort, Tantum Querry Fort, Winnebah Fort, James Fort, Accra."

"1. Extract of a Letter from Captain Galbraith, Commander of His Majesty's Ship The Centurion, to Mr. Clevland, dated at Jamaica, the 17th March, 1761."

"2. Copy of the State and Condition of the Forts and Settlements in Possession of the Company of Merchants trading to the Coast of Africa, taken between the 1st of October and 28th of December, 1760."

"1. Extract of a Letter from Captain Dalrymple, to Mr. Clevland, dated on Board His Majesty's Ship The Winchester, at Barbadoes, the 20th of June, 1762."

"2. Copy of the State and Condition of the Forts and Settlements belonging to the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, taken between the 9th January, 1762, and the 1st May, 1762, by Captain John Dalrymple, of His Majesty's Ship The Winchester."

"3. Copy of an Account of the Officers, Soldiers, Tradesmen, Caboceers, and Castle Slaves, belonging to the Company of Merchants trading to Africa, taken between the 9th of January, 1762, and the 1st of May, 1762, by Captain John Dalrymple, of His Majesty's Ship Winchester."

"1. Extract of a Letter from Captain Smith, Commander of His Majesty's Ship The Assistance, to Mr. Clevland, dated at Spithead, 16th August, 1763."

"2. Copy of the State and Condition of Dixcove Fort, 1st April, 1763."

"3. Copy of the State and Condition of Succondee Fort, 3d August, 1763."

"4. Copy of the Report of the State and Condition of Commenda Fort, 6th April, 1763."

"5. Copy of the State and Condition of Cape Coast Castle, 12th April, 1763."

"6. Copy of a List of all the Committee's Slaves remaining at Cape Coast Castle, 12th April, 1763."

"7. Copy of the State and Condition of Winnebah Fort, 15th April, 1763."

"8. Copy of the State of Annamaboe Fort, 15th April, 1763."

"9. Copy of the State and Condition of Tantumq's Fort, 17th April, 1763."

"10. Copy of the State and Condition of James Fort, Accra, and Vernon Fort, Prampram, the 19th April, 1763."

"1. Copy of a Letter from Captain Bateman, Commander of His Majesty's Ship The Ludlow Castle, to Mr. Stephens, dated in St. John's Road, the 8th December, 1763."

"2. Copy of the State and Condition of James's Fort, in the River Gambia, taken the 6th of May, 1763."

"3. Copy of the State and Condition of Fort Bance Island, 26th May, 1763."

"4. Copy of the State and Condition of Dixcove Fort, 20th July, 1763."

"5. Copy of the State and Condition of Fort Secondee, the 20th July, 1763."

"6. Copy of the State and Condition of Commenda Fort, 1st August, 1763."

"7. Copy of the State and Condition of Cape Coast Castle, 22d August, 1763."

Together with Schedules of the said Papers.

And the said Schedules being read, by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the said Papers do lie upon the Table.

North Cave, Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, and Pastures, of North Cave, in the East Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Milford, Haslemere, &c. Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Road from a Place near the Village of Milford, through Haslemere, to the Portsmouth Road between Lippock and Rake, in the several Counties of Surrey, Sussex, and Southampton;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Thorngumbald Marsh Lands, to drain, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for draining and preserving certain Marsh Lands, and Low Grounds, within the Township of Thorngumbald, in the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Accompt relating to Milford Harbour, delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Kemp, from the Ordnance-office, attended:"

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to the Directions of an Act of the 31st Year of His late Majesty.

"An Accompt of Money expended in fortifying Milford Haven."

And the Title thereof being read, by the Clerk:

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

Wine and Cyder Act, to amend and explain, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend such Part of an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, (intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional Duties upon Wines imported into this Kingdom; and certain Duties upon all Cyder and Perry; and for raising the Sum of Three Millions Five Hundred Thousand Pounds by Way of Annuities and Lotteries, to be charged on the said Duties,") as relates to Cyder and Perry made in this Kingdom;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Walker & al. against Magistrates of Edinburgh:

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Messieurs John Walker One of the old Baillies of the City of Edinburgh, James Stewart and Thomas Hogg sometime Baillies of the said City, William Gibson late Merchant Counsellor, Charles Cunningham Deacon of the Baxters, James Somervell Deacon of the Bonnet-makers, and William Thompson Deacon of the Weavers, all Burgesses of the said City of Edinburgh; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 18th of February 1763; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there, of the 15th of July 1763; and praying, That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered; and that this House would give the Appellants such Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships should seem meet:" As also upon the Answer of George Drummond Esquire Lord Provost and the other Magistrates and Town Council of Edinburgh put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors affirmed.

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

Wiggett Bulwer's Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for discharging the Uses and Trusts of certain Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Norfolk, settled upon, and for the Benefit of, William Wiggett Bullwer and Mary his Wife, and their Issue; and for substituting and settling other Estates and Hereditaments in the same County, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the like Uses," 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 Two 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.

Dunbar, Duty on Beer, Bill:

The House being moved, "That the Bill, intituled, An Act to continue an Act, passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for continuing an Act passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, intituled, An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Pint of Ale or Beer that shall be vended or sold within the Town of Dunbar, for improving and preserving the Harbour, and repairing the Town House, and building a School, and other Publick Buildings, there; and for supplying the said Town with fresh Water," may be read the Third Time:"

The same was objected to.

After short Debate;

The Question was put, "Whether the said Bill shall be now read the Third Time?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Accordingly the said Bill was read the Third Time.

And 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 Mr. Montagu and Mr. Lane:

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

Accompt of Duties on Ale and Beer in Scotland, ordered to be laid before the House.

Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, "That He will be graciously pleased to give Directions, that the proper Officer do lay before this House, an Accompt of the Duty of Excise that arose within the Year 1724, in the City of Edinburgh and the Liberties thereof, on TwoPenny Ale and other Malt Liquors, distinguishing each Sort; as also an Accompt of the said Duty on the said Liquors, within the said City and Liberties, in the Years 1743 and 1761."

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

Rector of Bury, Lancashire, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Rector of the Parish and Parish Church of Bury, in the County of Lancaster, for the Time being, to grant Leases of the Glebe belonging to the said Rectory," 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 was read by the Clerk, as follows:

"Press 4, L. 30. After the Word ["and"], leave out the Words ["his Successors"]; and instead thereof insert ["the Right Honourable James Smith Stanley, commonly called Lord Strange, and his First and other Sons, and the Heirs Male of their respective Bodies, and the Heirs Male of the respective Bodies of the said Earl of Derby, and Lord Strange, and their respective Heirs."]

And the said Amendment, being read a Second Time, was agreed to by the House.

Alric's Nat. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing James Alric."

Beaghan's Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate late of Edmund Hungate Beaghan Esquire, deceased, in the Counties of Kent and Sussex, in Trustees, in Trust to sell and convey the same to Edward Louisa Mann Esquire, or as he shall appoint, pursuant to an Agreement for that Purpose; and for applying the Money arising by such Sale for the Benefit of George Edmund Beaghan, his only Son and Heir, 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 directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Billesdon, Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields and Commonable Places of and in Billesdon, 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."

Wine and Cyder Act, to amend and explain, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend such Part of an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, (intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional Duties upon Wines imported into this Kingdom, and certain Duties upon all Cyder and Perry; and for raising the Sum of Three Millions Five Hundred Thousand Pounds by Way of Annuities and Lotteries, to be charged on the said Duties,") as relates to Cyder and Perry made in this Kingdom."

Batchacre Grange, to exempt from Tithes, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for exempting Batchacre Grange, in the Counties of Stafford and Salop, or One of them, from Payment of Tithes and other Ecclesiastical Dues; and for settling other Tithes in Lieu thereof."

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

Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Denbigh.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Sandwich.
E. Sutherland.
E. Eglintoun.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Ilchester.
Vis. Hereford.
Vis. Weymouth.
Ld. Bp. Ely.
L. B. Chichester.
L. B. Landaff.
Ld. Willoughby Br.
L. Cathcart.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.

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.

Horsham Road, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Horsham in the County of Sussex, through the Parishes of Shipley, West Grinsted, Ashurst, Steyning, Bramber, and Breeding, in the said County."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Romsey Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the End of Stanbridge Lane, near a Barn in the Parish of Romsey, to the Turnpike Road at Middle Wallop, and from the Turnpike Road between Stanbridge Lane aforesaid and Great Bridge to the Turnpike Road at Stockbridge, and from the Garden of Henry Hattat at Awbridge to the Garden Wall of Denis Rolle Esquire at East Tuderley, and from Lockerley Mill Stream to East Dean Gate, and from the said Garden Wall to the Turnpike Road leading from Stockbridge aforesaid in the County of Southampton, to Salisbury."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Buxton to Manchester, &c. Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend and render more effectual several Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Roads from Sherbrooke Hill near Buxton and Chappel in the Frith in the County of Derby, through the Town of Stockport in the County of chester, to Manchester in the County of Lancaster, and other Roads in the said Acts mentioned; and for turning and diverting the Roads from Whaley Bridge to Chappel in the Frith, and to Sparrow Pit Gate, and from Whaley Bridge to the Western End of Longside Common, in the County of Chester."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Horbling, Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, and Common Fen, in the Parish of Horbling, in the County of Lincoln; and for draining and improving the said Fen."

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 Four 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.

Spalding High Bridge, Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from The High Bridge in Spalding to a certain Place called Tydd Goat, in the County of Lincoln, and from Sutton Saint Mary's to Sutton Wash, 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 Tuesday next; at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

North Cave, Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, and Pastures, of North Cave, in the East Riding of the County of York."

Carter to take the Name of Pollard, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Pollard Esquire (lately called John Carter), and his Heirs Male, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Pollard, pursuant to the Will of Elizabeth Pollard, deceased."

Thorngumbald, Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for draining and preserving certain Marsh Lands and Low Grounds, within the Township of Thorngumbald, in the County of York."

Ledbury, Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Terms of, and amending, the Acts for repairing several Roads leading from Ledbury in the County of Hereford; and for widening and amending the Road through the Parish of Bromesberrow in the County of Gloucester, and through Corse Lawn, till it meets the Road from Gloucester to Worcester."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 14o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Winton.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Marlborough, C. P. S.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.
Comes Gower, Camerarius.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Fauconberg.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Leigh.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Boston.

PRAYERS.

Ld. Leigh takes his Seat.

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

Bank of England to purchase Houses, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Governor and Company of the Bank of England to purchase Houses and Ground, for opening a Passage for Carriages from Cornhill to The Bank; and making more commodious several other Passages leading thereto; and for enlarging the Buildings of the said Bank, and making the same more commodious;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Derby to Mansfield, Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Derby to Mansfield in the County of Nottingham, and several other Roads therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Rochfort & Ux. against E. of Clanrickard & al.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein George Rochfort of Rochfort Esquire in the Kingdom of Ireland and Alice his Wife are Appellants, and the Right Honourable Smith Earl of Clanrickard in the Kingdom of Ireland and others are Respondents:

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

Douglas & al. against D. Hamilton & al. et è contra.

Upon reading the Petition of Archibald Douglas Esquire and his Guardians, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, wherein his Grace the Duke of Hamilton, Lord Douglas Hamilton, and others, are Respondents, et è contra; setting forth, "That the Question between the Parties in this Cause (fn. 1) being of the utmost Importance, in respect of the Examination of a great many Witnesses residing in France and other Foreign Parts, whose Evidence may be lost by delaying this Cause till after those already appointed to be heard;" and therefore praying, "That this Cause may be set down to be heard on Tuesday the 10th Day of April next, or on such other Bye-day as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom shall seem meet; the Agent for the said Respondents having signed the said Petition, as consenting thereto:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Tuesday the 10th Day of April next, as desired.

Brett's Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting divers Messuages and Hereditaments in the City of London, the settled Estate of Elizabeth Brett, Wife of Charles Brett Esquire, in the said Charles Brett and his Heirs, discharged from the Uses of his Marriage Settlement; and for settling another Estate, in the County of Middlesex, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the Uses limited of the said settled Estate," 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.

Blanch & al. Bill.

The Lords Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming a Partition of several Estates late of Thomas Horton, in the Counties of Wilts and Gloucester, between William Blanch, John Roberts, Richard Brereton, and others; and for vesting and settling the Premises to the several Uses therein mentioned," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Wiggett Bulwer's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for discharging the Uses and Trusts of certain Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Norfolk, settled upon and for the Benefit of William Wiggett Bulwer and Mary his Wife, and their Issue; and for substituting and settling other Estates and Hereditaments in the same County, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the like Uses."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Beaghan's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate late of Edmund Hungate Beaghan Esquire, deceased, in the Counties of Kent and Sussex, in Trustees, in Trust to sell and convey the same to Edward Louisa Mann Esquire, or as he shall appoint, pursuant to an Agreement for that Purpose; and for applying the Money arising by such Sale for the Benefit of George Edmund Beaghan, his only Son and Heir, an Infant."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Billesdon Enclosure Bill:

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

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.

Rector of Bury, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Rector of the Parish and Parish Church of Bury, in the County of Lancaster, for the Time being, to grant Leases of the Glebe belonging to the said Rectory."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill 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 return the said Bill, and acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the same, with One Amendment, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Wine and Cyder Act, to amend and explain, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend such Part of an Act made in the last Session of Parliament (intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional Duties upon Wines imported into this Kingdom; and certain Duties upon all Cyder and Perry; and for raising the Sum of Three Millions Five Hundred Thousand Pounds by Way of Annuities and Lotteries, to be charged on the said Duties,") as relates to Cyder and Perry made in this Kingdom."

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.

North Cave Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, and Pastures, of North Cave, in the East Riding of the County of York."

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

D. Portland.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Suffolk.
E. Denbigh.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Sutherland.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Ashburnham.
V. Hereford.
V. Say & Sele.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Sarum.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Cathcart.
L. Sandys.
L. Grantham.
L. Boston.

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.

Thorrgumbald Drainage, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for draining and preserving certain Marsh Lands and Low Grounds within the Township of Thorngumbald, 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 the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Bank of England to purchase Houses, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Governor and Company of the Bank of England to purchase Houses and Ground, for opening a Passage for Carriages from Cornhill to The Bank; and making more commodious several other Passages leading thereto; and for enlarging the Buildings of the said Bank, and making the same more commodious."

Milford, Haslemere, &c. Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Road from a Place near the Village of Milford, through Haslemere, to the Portsmouth Road between Lippock and Rake, in the several Counties of Surrey, Sussex, and Southampton."

Derby to Mansfield, Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Derby to Mansfield in the County of Nottingham, and several other Roads therein mentioned."

Witnesses to attend on Weller's Divorce, Bill.

Ordered, That John Lidgbird Esquire, Ann Lynd Spinster, and Joseph Griaeffanberg, do attend this House on Friday next, in order to be examined as Witnesses, upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Weller Esquire with Charlotte Wilson his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

D. of Hamilton against Douglas & al. Cross Appeal.

The Answer of Archibald Douglas Esquire an Infant, and his Guardians, the Dutchess Dowager of Douglas, the Duke of Queensberry, and others, to the Cross Appeal of George James Duke of Hamilton and Brandon and others, was this Day brought in.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 15o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Ashburnham.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Vernon.

PRAYERS.

Rochfort & Ux. against E. of Clanrickard:

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of George Rochfort of Rochfort Esquire in the Kingdom of Ireland and Alice his Wife, Daughter and Residuary Devisee of Sir Gustavus Hume Baronet, deceased; complaining of a Decree of Dismission of the Court of Chancery in the said Kingdom, of the 19th of July 1762; and praying, "That this House would be pleased to make such Order for the Appellants Relief in the Premises, as the Nature and Circumstances of the Case might require:" As also upon the Answer of the Right Honourable Smith Earl of Clanrickard in the Kingdom of Ireland put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Judgement affirmed.

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

Accompts from the Post-office, delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Pitches, Accomptant General to the Post Office, attended:"

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to the Order of this House of the 5th Day of this Instant March,

"The Gross Produce of the General Inland Postage of Great Britain and Ireland; together with an Accompt of the Deductions for Inland Franked Letters, in Great Britain and Ireland, from the Year 1715 to the Year 1763; distinguishing each Year."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Brett's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting divers Messuages and Hereditaments in the City of London, the settled Estate of Elizabeth Brett Wife of Charles Brett Esquire, in the said Charles Brett and his Heirs, discharged from the Uses of his Marriage Settlement; and for settling another Estate, in the County of Middlesex, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the Uses limited of the said settled Estate."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Blanche & al. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming a Partition of several Estates late of Thomas Horton, in the Counties of Wilts and Gloucester, between William Blanch, John Roberts, Richard Brereton, and others; and for vesting and settling the Premises to the several Uses therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Houghton Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open and Common Fields and Ings, within the Township and Parish of Houghton in the Marsh, otherwife Holton in the Clay, in the County of Lincoln;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Stoney Stanton Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields and Commonable Places in the Parish of Stoney Stanton, in the County of Leicester; and the Lands, Meadows, and Commonable Places, in the Lordship of Potters Marston, in the said County, belonging to and used with the said Fields of Stoney Stanton;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wine and Cyder Act to amend and explain, Bill:

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend such Part of an Act made in the last Session of Parliament (intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional Duties upon Wines imported into this Kingdom, and certain Duties upon all Cyder and Perry; and for raising the Sum of Three Millions Five Hundred Thousand Pounds, by Way of Annuities and Lotteries, to be charged on the said Duties,") as relates to Cyder and Perry made in this Kingdom."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Causes removed.

Ordered, That the Cause, which stands for Tomorrow, be put off to Wednesday next; and that the other Causes on Cause-days be removed in Course.

Lewes and other Roads; Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for extending the Provisions of an Act, passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of His late Majesty, for repairing the Roads from the North End of Malling Street near Lewes, and other Roads in Sussex, to the Road leading from the North End of Offham to The Spital Barn in Lewes aforesaid."

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

D. Portland.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Westmorland.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Ashburnham.
V. Hereford.
V. Weymouth.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. Gloucester.
L. B. Exeter.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Delamer.
L. Cathcart.
L. Foley.
L. Sandys.
L. Grantham.

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.

Ledbury Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Terms of and amending the Acts for repairing several Roads leading from Ledbury in the County of Hereford; and for widening and amending the Road through the Parish of Bromesberrow in the County of Gloucester, and through Corse Lawn, till it meets the Road from Gloucester to Worcester."

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.

Derby to Mansfield, Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Derby to Mansfield in the County of Nottingham, and 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 the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Alric's Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing James Alric."

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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 16o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Bedford, Præses.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Denbigh
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Morton.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Sondes.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Ligonier.

PRAYERS.

E. of Hardwicke takes his Seat.

This Day Philip Earl of Hardwicke sat first in Parliament, after the Death of his Father Philip Earl of Hardwicke; his Lordship having first, at the Table, taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Staindrop 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 Moor or Common called Staindrop Moor, within the Township of Staindrop, in the County of Durham;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ledgers Ashby Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Ledger's Ashby, in the County of Northampton;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Tinsley and Doncaster Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Road from Tinsley in the County of York, to the Town of Doncaster in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Batchacre Grange, to exempt from Payment of Tithes, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for exempting Batchacre Grange, in the Counties of Stafford and Salop, or One of them, from Payment of Tithes and other Ecclesiastical Dues, and for settling other Tithes in Lieu thereof," 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."

Young's Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the settled Estate of William Young Esquire, in the County of Wilts, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising thereby, together with other Money of the said William Young, in the Purchase of other Hereditaments, of greater Value, to be settled in Lieu thereof," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

E. of Ashburnham's Bill.

The Lord Sandys made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting divers Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Bedford, Dorset, and Lancaster, comprised in the Marriage Settlement of John Earl of Ashburnham, in him the said Earl, in Fee Simple, discharged of the Uses and Trusts of that Settlement; and for substituting and settling other Lands and Hereditaments, in the Dominion of Wales, in Lieu thereof, and to the like Uses," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Wartnaby Enclosure, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields of Wartnaby, in the County of Leicester, and all the Lands and Grounds within the same Fields," was committed.

Sudcoates Enclosure, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing and confirming the Enclosure and Division of certain Lands in Sudcoates, in the Parish of Drypool, in the County of York; and for other Purposes," was committed.

St. Margaret's near Leicester Enclosure, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Common and Open Fields and Meadows in the Parish of Saint Mar garet, near the Borough of Leicester, in the County of Leicester," was committed.

Bromley Common, Right of Common to extinguish, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for extinguishing the Right of Common in, over, and upon, certain Commonable Lands and Grounds within the Manor and Parish of Bromley, in the County of Kent," was committed.

Bank of England to purchase, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Governor and Company of the Bank of England to purchase Houses and Ground for opening a Passage for Carriages from Cornhill to The Bank, and making more commodious several other Passages leading thereto; and for enlarging the Buildings of the said Bank, and making the same more commodious."

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

L. President.
D. Somerset.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Sandwich.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Morton.
E. Marchmont.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Ilchester.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. St. John Blet.
L. Delamer.
L. Cathcart.
L. Foley.
L. Sandys.
L. Grantham.
L. Boston.
L. Lovel & Holland.

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.

Weller's Divorce, Bill.

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

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And Mr. Cox appearing as Counsel for the Bill; but no Counsel appearing, on Behalf of Mrs. Weller, against it:

John Archer was called in, to prove Service of the Order; who, being sworn, acquainted the House, "That he served Mrs. Weller personally with the Order of the House, for the Second Reading of the Bill, at her Lodgings, at Mr. Witney's in Warwick Court, Holbourn; and at the same Time delivered to her a Copy of the Bill."

And then he was directed to withdraw.

Then the said Bill was read a Second Time.

And the Counsel was heard, in Support of the Bill, and to make out the Allegations thereof; and, in order to prove the Marriage, called,

Rowland Evans; who, being sworn, produced, at the Bar, an Extract from the Register of Marriages at Dover, dated 15th May, 1751, of the Marriage of Captain John Weller with Charlotte Wilson Widow, examined by him with the Register there:

And the same was read:

And then he withdrew.

Then Ann Myers was called, in order to prove the Adultery; who, being sworn, gave an Account, "That she lived as a Servant with Mrs. Weller, who lodged at Mr. Saul's, a Surgeon, in Bow Street; that Mr. Weller was then in Jamaica; that she knew Mr. Scnell; that he often visited Mrs. Weller; and that, upon Mrs. Saul's reprehending Mrs. Weller for her Intimacy with him, she pretended she was going over to Jamaica to Mr. Weller, and accordingly made Preparations for going, and in a few Days afterwards took Leave of Mrs. Saul; that she (the Witness) went with Mrs. Weller in a Hackney Coach to Westminster Bridge, in order to meet the Dover Stage Coach; that they were met at Westminster Bridge by Mr. Senell, with whom (instead of proceeding on their Journey) they went to the House of Mrs. (fn. 2) Wordie, in Hemming's Row, Saint Martin's Lane, where Mr. Senell had taken a Lodging; that they lived together there for some Time in a very retired Manner; that she continued to live there with Mrs. Weller as her Servant, and was directed by her not to take any Notice who she was; that she has seen Mr. Senell and Mrs. Weller in Bed together several Times; that they afterwards went to Germany, and she (the Witness) went with them; and that, during the Time (which was about Nine Months) she was with them there, they cohabited together as Man and Wife."

She is directed to withdraw.

And Elizabeth (fn. 2) Wrodie was called in, and sworn, and gave an Account, "That she lives in Hemming's Row, Saint Martin's Lane; that Mr. Senell and a Lady (whom she afterwards discovered to be Mrs. Weller) and her Maid came and lodged in her House; that they had Two Rooms, with a Bed in each; that they lived in a very retired Manner, Mrs. Weller never going out all the Time she was there; that she and her Husband (since deceased) lay in the Parlour under the Dining Room, in which Room Mrs. Weller lay, and have heard Mr. Senell and Mrs. Weller in Bed together, and talking in Bed; that they left her Lodgings, and went away at Two o'Clock in the Morning; and that she and her Husband went up into their Room after they were gone, and, from what she observed, is consident, that Mrs. Weller and Mr. Senell had that Night lain together."

She was directed to withdraw.

Then William Skelton, Register of the Consistory Court of the Bishop of London, was called in; and, being sworn, produced the Original Definitive Sentence of Divorce of the said Court against the said Mrs. Weller, for Adultery.

And the same was read.

And then he withdrew.

Then Mr. Patience Thomas Adams was called, in order to prove, "That Mr. Weller was proceeding to outlaw the said Joseph Senell, for Criminal Conversation with the said Mrs. Weller;" who, being sworn, produced at the Bar, the Original Writ, Weller against Senell, for Criminal Conversation.

And the same was read.

The Evidence being finished, the Counsel was directed to withdraw.

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

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

Wine and Cyder Act to amend, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend such Part of an Act made in the last Session of Parliament (intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional Duties upon Wines imported into this Kingdom, and certain Duties upon all Cyder and Perry; and for raising the Sum of Three Millions Five Hundred Thousand Pounds, by Way of Annuities and Lotteries, to be charged on the said Duties,") as relates to Cyder and Perry made in this Kingdom."

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 Mr. Montague and Mr. Lane:

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

Christ College in Manchester, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Warden and Fellows of The College of Christ in Manchester, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, for the Time being, to grant Leases of the Glebe Lands belonging to the said College;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Baron 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.

Message from H. C. to return the Rector of Bury's Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Rector of the Parish and Parish Church of Bury in the County of Lancaster, for the Time being, to grant Leases of the Glebe belonging to the said Rectory;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

and Nedham's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for carrying into Execution an Agreement between the Governors and Guardians of the Hospital for the Maintenance and Education of Exposed and Deserted Young Children and Robert Nedham Esquire, deceased, relating to an Estate in the Island of Jamaica, devised by the Will of Henry Nedham Esquire, deceased;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Stoney Stanton Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields and Commonable Places in the Parish of Stoney Stanton, in the County of Leicester; and the Lands, Meadows, and Commonable Places, in the Lordship of Potters Marston, in the said County, belonging to and used with the said Fields of Stoney Stanton."

London Evening Post and the Gazetted, complained of, and Person ordered to attend.

Complaint was made to the House, of a printed News Paper, intituled, "The London Evening Post, from Tuesday, March 13th, to Thursday, March 15th, 1764," mentioned to be printed and sold by J. Meres in The Old Baily, and J. Gretton Bookseller in Old Bond Street; containing a Paragraph highly reflecting upon the Earl of Hertford, His Majesty's Ambassador at the Court of France, in Breach of the Privilege of this House.

And the said Paragraph being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the said J. Meres and J. Gretton do attend this House on Monday next.

Complaint was also made to the House, of a printed News Paper, intituled, "The Gazetteer and London Daily Advertiser, Friday, March 16th, 1764," mentioned to be printed and sold by Charles Say in Newgate Street, containing the same Paragraph.

And the same being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the said Charles Say do attend this House, on Monday next.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Lunæ, decimum nonum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 19o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Bedford, Præses.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Devon.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Newcastle.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.
Comes Gower, Camerarius.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Morton.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Bath.
Comes Temple.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. (fn. 3) Lee.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Sondes.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Ds. Vernon.

PRAYERS.

Earl of Ashburnham's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting divers Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Bedford, Dorset, and Lancaster, comprised in the Marriage Settlement of John Earl of Ashburnham, in him the said Earl, in Fee Simple, discharged of the Uses and Trusts of that Settlement; and for substituting and settling other Lands and Hereditaments, in the Dominion of Wales, in Lieu thereof, and to the like Uses."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Harris:

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

Lambeth, Newington, &c. Roads, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Francis Vincent and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled, An Act for making, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads, in the several Parishes of Lambeth, Newington, Saint George Southwark, and Bermondsey, in the County of Surrey, and Lewisham in the County of Kent; and for repairing Lambeth Back Lane; and for lighting and watching the said Roads;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sharnford Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, and Commonable Places, of Sharnford, in the County of Leicester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Fotherby Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows; Lammas Grounds, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Fotherby, in the County of Lincoln;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were severally read the First Time.

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

Message from H. C. to return De Berville's Nat. Bill.

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing James Nehou de Berville;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

North Cave 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, Meadows, and Pastures, of North Cave, 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 directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Thorngumbald Fen, Bill.

The Earl of Winchilsea also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for draining and preserving certain Marsh Lands and Low Grounds within the Township of Thorngumbald, in the County of York," was committed.

Skeffling Enclosure, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Grounds in the Township and Parish of Skeffling in Holderness, in the County of York," was committed.

Skipsea Enclosure, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming Articles of Agreement, for enclosing and dividing several Open Fields, and several Pieces or Parcels of Arable, Meadow, and Pasture Ground, within the Township of Skipsea, in the County of York," was committed.

Worksop Roads, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Worksop in the County of Nottingham, through the Towns of Gateforth, Anston, Afton, Handsworth, and Darnall, to the North East End of Attercliffe in the County of York, where the same joins the Turnpike Road from Bawtry to Sheffield," 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."

Young's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the settled Estate of William Young Esquire in the County of Wilts, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising thereby, together with other Money of the said William Young, in the Purchase of other Hereditaments, of greater Value, to be settled in Lieu thereof."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Counterfeiting Lords Names to Franks, Consideration put off.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the Matter of the Complaint relating to the Counterfeiting Lords Names in the Franking of Letters, which is appointed for this Day, be put off to Thursday Sevennight.

Houghton Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open and Common Fields and Ings within the Township and Parish of Houghton in the Marsh, otherwise Holton in the Clay, in the County of Lincoln."

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

L. President.
D. Somerset.
D. Richmond.
E. Suffolk.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Morton.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Pomfret.
E. Bath.
E. Temple.
E. Ilchester.
Viscount Weymouth.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. St. John Blet.
L. Cathcart.
L. Sandys.
L. Boston.

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

Sudcoates Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing and confirming the Enclosure and Division of certain Lands in Sudcoates, in the Parish of Drypool, in the County of York; and for other Purposes."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

St. Margaret's near Leicester Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Common and Open Fields, and Meadows, in the Parish of Saint Margaret, near the Borough of Leicester, in the County of Leicester."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Bromley Right of Common to extinguish, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for extinguishing the Right of Common in, over, and upon, certain Commonable Lands and Grounds within the Manor and Parish of Bromley, in the County of Kent."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Wartnaby Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields of Wartnaby, in the County of Leicester, and all the Lands and Grounds within the same Fields."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Batchacre Grange to exempt from Tithes, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for exempting Batchacre Grange, in the Counties of Stafford and Salop, or One of them, from Payment of Tithes and other Ecclesiastical Dues; and for settling other Tithes in Lieu thereof."

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 Five preceding Bills.

And Message 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.

Milford, Haslemere, &c. Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Road from a Place near the Village of Milford, through Haslemere, to the Portsmouth Road between Lippock and Rake, in the several Counties of Surrey, Sussex, and 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 Thursday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Ledgers Asbby Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Ledgers Ashby, in the County of Northampton."

Printers of News Papers complained of, attached, and fined.

The Order of the Day, for the Attendance of J. Meres and J. Gretton, as also of Charles Say, in relation to a Complaint made on Friday last, of a Paragraph highly reflecting upon the Earl of Hertford, in a printed News Paper, intituled, "The London Evening Post, from Tuesday, March 13th, to Thursday, March 15th;" and also in a printed News Paper, intituled, "The Gazetteer and London Daily Advertiser, March 16th, 1764," being read:

The House was informed, "That the said Persons were attending."

And thereupon John Gretton was called in.

And the said Paper, intituled, "The London Evening Post," as also the Paragraph complained of, were shewn to him; and he was asked, "if he is not the Printer and Seller of that Paper?"

Says, "He is not the Printer, but only sells them at his Shop for Mr. Meres; which he began to do about a Twelvemouth ago."

Then it was moved, "That the said John Gretton might be sworn."

Accordingly he was sworn; and, being again examined, gave the same Account as before.

He is directed to withdraw.

And John Meres was called in; and, the same Paper being shewn to him, says, "he is the Printer thereof."

He is asked, "How he came to insert the said Paragraph therein?" says, "It was through Inadvertency and Hurry of Business, not having Time to consider it before he printed it; that he did not know who sent it, the same having been flung over the Hatchdoor of his House; and produces the written Paragraph so flung over, but declares he doth not know whose Hand-writing it is; and that he did not insert it out of any Disrespect to the Earl of Hertford."

He is directed to withdraw.

And George Woodfall is called in, and sworn; and the Paper, intituled, "The Gazetteer and London Daily Advertiser," is shewn to him; and he is asked, "If he knows who prints that Paper."

Says, "He believes Mr. Charles Say is the Printer thereof."

He is directed to withdraw.

And Charles Say is called in; and the said Paper being shewn to him, as also the Paragraph complained of, he is asked, "If he is the Printer of that Paper, and how he came to insert such a Paragraph therein?"

Says, "He is the Printer of that Paper; and that he copied the Paragraph out of The London Evening Post of Thursday last."

He is directed to withdraw.

Resolved, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Paragraphs in The London Evening Post from Tuesday, March 13, to Thursday, March 16, 1764, and in The Gazetteer and Londor, Daily Advertiser of Friday the 16th Instant, relating to the Earl of Hertford, His Majesty's Ambassador at the Court of France, are false, malicious, and scandalous, a gross and wanton Breach of the Privilege of this House, and tending to the Dishonour of the Nation.

Then it was moved, "That the said John Meres, Printer of the said London Evening Post, do, for his said Offence, pay a Fine to His Majesty of One Hundred Pounds; and that he be taken into the Custody of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and conveyed to Newgate, there to be kept in safe Custody until he pay the said Fine."

Which being objected to:

After Debate;

The Question was put thereupon.

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Accordingly, Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said John Meres do, for his said Offence, pay a Fine to His Majesty of One Hundred Pounds; and that the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, do forthwith attach the Body of the said John Meres, and convey, or cause him to be conveyed, to the Prison of Newgate, there to be kept in safe Custody until he pay the said Fine; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf.

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

Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Charles Say, the Printer of The Gazetteer and London Daily Advertiser, do, for his said Offence, pay a Fine to His Majesty of One Hundred Pounds; and that the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, do forthwith attach the Body of the said Charles Say, and convey, or cause him to be conveyed, to the Prison of Newgate, there to be kept in safe Custody until he pay the said Fine; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf.

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

Weller's Divorce, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Weller Esquire with Charlotte Wilson his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:"

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

Keeper of the Records in The Tower to attend the Committee on the Barony of Bottetourt.

Ordered, That the Keeper of the Records in The Tower of London, or his Deputy, do attend this House To-morrow, with such Original Records as the Agent of Norborne Berkeley Esquire, upon his Petition to His Majesty relating to the Barony of Botetourt, shall judge necessary to be produced to the Committee of Privileges, appointed to take that Matter into Consideration.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 20o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Bedford, Præses.
Dux Marlborough, C. P. S.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Devon.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.
Comes Gower, Camerarius.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Bath.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Delawar.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Leinster.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Leigh.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Sondes.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Vernon.

PRAYERS.

The King's Answer to Address for an Accompt of Duties on Ale in Scotland, Bill.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, "That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) waited on His Majesty, with the Address of this House, of the 13th Instant, for the Accompts therein mentioned; and that His Majesty was pleased to say, He would give Directions accordingly."

Sharnford Enclosure, Bill.

The Earl of Halifax acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, having been informed of the Purport of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields and Commonable Places of Sharnford, in the County of Leicester," was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

North Cave Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, and Pastures, of North Cave, in the East Riding of the County of York."

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 Mr. Holford and Mr. Harris:

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

Gloucester Poor, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Relief and Employment of the Poor, within the City of Gloucester, and for lighting the Streets of the said City;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Mutford Poor, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor, in the Hundred of Mutford and Lothingland, in the County of Suffolk;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Message from H. C. to return Tregenna's Estate, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Freehold and Leasehold Estates of John Tregenna Clerk, deceased, in the County of Cornwall, given and devised by his Will, in Trust, for his Children; and for paying and applying the Money to arise by such Sales in Manner therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Wangford Poor, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor in the Hundred of Wangford, in the County of Suffolk;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Skipsea Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming Articles of Agreement, for enclosing and dividing several Open Fields, and several Pieces or Parcels of Arable, Meadow, and Pasture Ground, within the Township of Skipsea, in the County of York."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Thorngumbald Fen, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for draining and preserving certain Marsh Lands and Low Grounds within the Township of Thorngumbald, in the County of York."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Skeffling Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Grounds in the Township and Parish of Skeffling in Holderness, in the County of York."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Worksop Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Worksop in the County of Nottingham, through the Towns of Gateforth, Anston, Aston, Handsworth, and Darnall, to the North End of Attercliffe in the County of York, where the same joins the Turnpike Road from Bawtry to Sheffield."

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 Four 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.

De Bervill's Nat. Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing James Nehou de Berville."

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

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

Spalding High Bridge Road, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from The High Bridge in Spalding to a certain Place called Tydd Goat in the County of Lincoln, and from Sutton Saint Mary's to Sutton Wash 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."

Sharnford Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields and Commonable Places of Sharnford, in the County of Leicester."

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

D. Somerset.
D. Portland.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Suffolk.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Coventry.
E. Sutherland.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Pomfret.
E. Hardwicke.
V. Weymouth.
L. Bp. Sarum.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. St. John Blet.
L. Cathcart.
L. Foley.
L. Sandys.
L. Grantham.
L. Boston.

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

Whetstone Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in Whetstone, 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 the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Polhman, Nat. Bill.

Peter Polhman took the Oaths appointed, in order to his Naturalization.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Peter Polhman."

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 put off.

Ordered, That the Cause which stands for Tomorrow be put off to Monday next; and that the other Causes on Cause-days be removed in Course.

Weller's Divoice Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Weller Esquire with Charlotte Wilson his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:"

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Mercurii, vicesimum primum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

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