House of Lords Journal Volume 30
April 1764

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April 1764

DIE Lunæ, 2o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Bedford, Præses.
Dux Marlborough, C. P. S.
Dux Devon.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
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 Plimouth.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Bute.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Bath.
Comes Brook & Warwick.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Delawar.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townsend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Leinster.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Leigh.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Sondes.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Ligonier.

PRAYERS.

West Haddon 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 Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, Heath, and Waste Ground, in the Manor and Parish of West Haddon, in the County of Northampton," was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned), that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Sinking Fund, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money, out of the Sinking Fund, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-four; and for preventing, in certain Cases, the obtaining of Allowances in respect of the Leakage of Wines imported into this Kingdom; and for making forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills, Tickets, Certificates, Receipts, Annuity Orders, and other Orders, lost, burnt, or otherwise destroyed."

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. Edwards and Mr. Anguish:

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

Dutchy of Lancaster, &c. to enable Infants to make Conveyances in, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Infants, who are seised of Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments, within the Dutchy of Lancaster, or the Counties Palatine of Chester, Lancaster, or Durham, or the Principality of Wales, in Fee, or for the Life or Lives of One or more other Person or Persons, in Trust, or by Way of Mortgage, to make Conveyances of such Estates, by Order of the Court of the Dutchy Chamber of Lancaster, of the Court of Exchequer of the County Palatine of Chester, the Court of Chancery of the County Palatine of Lancaster, of the Court of Chancery of the County Palatine of Durham, and of the Courts of the Great Sessions in the Principality of Wales;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Edinburgh, &c. Road, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Alexander Gilmore and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend, and render more effectual, Two several Acts passed in the Twenty-fourth and Twenty-eighth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the High Roads in the County of Edinburgh, to and from the City of Edinburgh, and from Cramond Bridge to the Town of Queensferry in the County of Linlithgow;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Westbury Common Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Manor, Parish, and Liberties, of Westbury, in the County of Buckingham;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Doncaster, small Debts, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts within the Borough and Soke of Doncaster, in the County of York; and for lighting the Streets, Lanes, and other Open Passages and Places, within the said Borough;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

American Duties, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting certain Duties in the British Colonies and Plantations in America; for continuing, amending, and making perpetual, an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second (intituled, "An Act for the better securing and encouraging the Trade of His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America"), for applying the Produce of such Duties, and of the Duties to arise by virtue of the said Act, towards defraying the Expenses of defending, protecting, and securing, the said Colonies and Plantations; for explaining an Act made in the Twentyfifth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second (intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of the Greenland and Eastland Trades, and for the better securing the Plantation Trade"); and for altering and disallowing several Drawbacks on Exports from this Kingdom; and more effectually preventing the clandestine Conveyance of Goods to and from the said Colonies and Plantations, and improving and securing the Trade between the same and Great Britain;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Parker, to discontinue a Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower the Honourable George Lane Parker to shut up a Road, or Way, now used, over certain Enclosed Lands in the Parish of Gamblingay, in the County of Cambridge; and for extinguishing all Right to a certain Toll, which he now is entitled to, in Two Lanes near the said Road or Way; and for obliging him to keep the said Lanes in Repair;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Six Bills were severally read the First Time.

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

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

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

Alfreton, Mansfield, &c. Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, the High Road leading from Alfreton in the County of Derby, through Carter's Lane, to a certain Place in the Town of Mansfield called Stockwell, and from The Bridle Gate at the Division of the Liberties of Black well and Hucknall, through the Town of Sutton in Ashfield, to the Mansfield and Newark Turnpike, at or near Python Hill in the Forest of Sherwood, in the County of Nottingham."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Rye Harbour, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing One Moiety of the Duties granted by an Act of the Eleventh and Twelfth Year of King William the Third, for the Repair of Dover Harbour, and which have been by several other Acts continued, till the Twelfth Day of May One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-five; and for applying the same to compleating, and keeping in Repair, the Harbour of Rye, in the County of Sussex; and for more effectually compleating and keeping in Repair the said Harbour."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Wigan, to supply with fresh Water, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for supplying the Borough and Town of Wigan, in the County of Lancaster, with fresh and wholesome Water."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Aldbrough Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open Fields and Pasture Ground in the Lordship of Aldbrough in Holderness, in the County of York."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Tinsley Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Rotherham Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Road from the South End of the Town of Rotherham in the County of York, to the present Turnpike Road near Pleasley in the County of Derby; and also the Road from the North End of the said Town of Rotherham into the present Turnpike Road on the East Side of Tankersley Park, in the said County of York."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Rochdale 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-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Rochdale to Burnley, in the County of Lancaster."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Kingston upon Hull Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term and enlarge the Powers of an Act passed in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road between the Town of Kingston upon Hull and the Town of Beverley, in the East Riding of the County of York; and for repairing the Road from Newland Bridge to the West End of the Town of Cottingham, in the said Riding."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Kock's Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Henry Kock."

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 same Messengers:

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

West Haddon Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, Heath, and Waste Ground, in the Manor and Parish of West Haddon, in the County of Northampton."

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

Ld. President.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Suffolk.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Bath.
E. Temple.
V. Weymouth.
Ld. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Landaff.
Ld. Willoughby Par.
L. Delamer.
L. Cathcart.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.
L. Grantham.
L. Boston.

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

Beaver Skins, Duties on, to repeal, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties now payable upon Beaver Skins imported, and for granting other Duties in Lieu thereof; and for granting certain Duties upon the Exportation of Beaver Skins and Beaver Wool, and for taking off the Drawback allowed on the Exportation of such Skins."

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.

Clavering Poor, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor in the Hundreds of Loddon and Clavering, in the County of Norfolk."

Wangford Poor, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor in the Hundred of Wangford, in the County of Suffolk."

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.

Mutford Poor, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Better Relief and Employment of the Poor in the Hundred of Mutford and Lothingland, in the County of Suffolk."

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.

Tewkesbury, &c. Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of so much of an Act of the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening several Roads therein described leading from the Town of Tewkesbury in the County of Gloucester, as relates to the First District of Roads therein mentioned; and for amending the Road from Comb Hill to a Bridge near Norton Mill in the County of Gloucester, and from Eckington Bridge to join the Turnpike Road which leads from Upton on Severn to Pershore in the County of 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.

Haversham Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Lucy Knightley Esquire to enclose several Open and Common Fields in the Parish of Haversham, in the County of Bucks; and for vesting certain Glebe Lands, and the Tithes belonging to the Rectory of Haversham aforesaid, in the said Lucy Knightley and his Heirs; and for making a Compensation to the Rector of the said Parish in Lieu thereof."

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.

Wigston Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields in the Parish of Great Wigston, 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.

Bath & Wells, &c. Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a 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, intituled, An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from Piper's Inn in the Parish of Ashcott in the County of Somerset, to and through Glastonbury and Wells, to the White Post in the Great Western Road to the City of Bath, and from Wells to Rush Hill, leading to the City of Bristol; and for repairing and widening several other Roads leading from the City of Wells."

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.

Watling Street, Beckbury, &c. Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from The Buck's Head at Watling Street to Beckbury and The New Inn, and from The Birches Brook to the Hand Post in the Parish of Kemberton, in the County of Salop."

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

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

Continuing several Laws, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws, for the better regulating of Pilots for the conducting of Ships and Vessels from Dover, Deal, and Isle of Thanet, up the Rivers of Thames and Medway; relating to the landing of Rum or Spirits of the British Sugar Plantations, before the Duties of Excise are paid thereon; and to the further Punishment of Persons going armed or disguised, in Defiance of the Laws of Customs or Excise, and to the Relief of the Officers of the Customs in Informations upon Seizures; and for granting a Liberty to carry Sugars, of the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture, of any of His Majesty's Sugar Colonies, directly into Foreign Parts, in Ships built in Great Britain, and navigated according to Law; and for punishing Persons who shall damage or destroy any Banks, Flood-gates, Sluices, or other Works, belonging to the Rivers and Streams made navigable by Act of Parliament."

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."

Recognizances in the Court of Exchequer, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy Discharge of Recognizances estreated into His Majesty's Court of Exchequer."

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."

Laws relating to Sail-cloth, to continue, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue certain Laws therein mentioned, relating to British Sail-cloth, and to the Duties payable on Foreign Sail-cloth; and to the Allowance upon the Exportation of British made Gunpowder; and for giving further Encouragement for the Importation of Naval Stores from the British Colonies in America."

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."

Cunningham against Weir & al.

The Answer of John Weir, to the Appeal of Alexander Cuninghame, One of the Clerks to the Signet:

Also, the Answer of Thomas Kinnear, to another Appeal of the said Alexander Cuninghame;

Were this Day brought in.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 3o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Landaven.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Bedford, Præses.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Ancaster, Mag. Cam.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.
Comes Gower, Camerarius.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Moreton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Bute.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Bath.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Delawar.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Leigh.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Ds. Vernon.

PRAYERS.

Carlford Poor, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor in the Hundreds of Colneis and Carlford, in the County of Suffolk," 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."

Samford Poor, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor in the Hundred of Samford, in the County of Suffolk," was committed.

Bosmere Poor, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor in the Hundred of Bosmere and Claydon, in the County of Suffolk," was committed.

Blything Poor, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor in the Hundred of Blything, in the County of Suffolk," was committed.

Whitby Road, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the West End of Baxter Gate in the Town of Whitby, to the South End of Lockton Lane in the Parish of Middleton, in the County of York," was committed.

Whitby Streets, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for paying, repairing, and cleansing, the Streets, Lanes, Alleys, and publick Passages, within the Town of Whitby, in the County of York, and for preventing Encroachments and Annoyances therein; and for regulating the Carriages, Cartmen, and Porters there," was committed.

Stoke Albany Enclosure, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields lying in the Manor and Parish of Stoke Albany, in the County of Northampton," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; 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."

Newnham 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 Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, of and in the Manor and Parish of Newnham, in the County of Northampton," was committed.

Everdon Enclosure, Bill.

The Earl of Winchilsea made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, of and in the Manor and Parish of Everdon, otherwise Great Everdon, and Little Everdon, in the County of Northampton," was committed.

Uckington Road, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts, of the Twelfth of King George the First, and of the Third of His late Majesty, for repairing several Roads therein mentioned, in the County of Salop; and also for amending and widening the Road from the Sign of The Horse Shoe in Uckington to Longnor Green, and also from the West End of Hatcham Bridge to The Cross Houses upon the Bridgenorth Turnpike Road, 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."

Ledgers Ashby Common, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, 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," 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."

Billyrow Common, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Moor, or Common, in the Township of Crook and Billyrow, within the Parish of Branccpeth, in the County of Durham," was committed.

Gloucester Poor, Bill.

The Lord Ducie reported from the Lords Committees to whom the 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," 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."

Nottingham, &c. Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Bramcott Odd House in the County of Nottingham, to the Cross Post upon Smalley Common in the County of Derby, and from Ilkeston to the Towns of Heanor and Shipley in the said County of Derby, and from Trowell in the County of Nottingham to the Town of Nottingham;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ashborne Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for widening and repairing the Road leading from Ashborne in the County of Derby, over Belpar Bridge, to the present Turnpike Road from Sheffield and Chesterfield to Derby, at or near a Place called Openwood Gate, and from Belpar Bridge to Ripley in the County of Derby;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Knaresborough, to supply with Water, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. (fn. 1) Fitzerbert and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better supplying the Town of Knaresborough, and that Part of the Township of Scriven with Tenter Gate, adjoining upon the said Town, with Water;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were severally read the First Time.

To continue several Laws, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws, for the better regulating of Pilots for the conducting of Ships and Vessels from Dover, Deal, and Isle of Thanet, up the Rivers of Thames and Medway; relating to the landing of Rum or Spirits of the British Sugar Plantations, before the Duties of Excise are paid thereon; and to the further Punishment of Persons going armed or disguised, in Defiance of the Laws of Customs or Excise; and to the Relief of the Officers of the Customs in Informations upon Seizures; and for granting a Liberty to carry Sugars, of the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture, of any of His Majesty's Sugar Colonies, directly into Foreign Parts, in Ships built in Great Britain, and navigated according to Law; and for punishing Persons who shall damage or destroy any Banks, Flood-gates, Sluices, or other Works, belonging to the Rivers and Streams made navigable by Act of Parliament."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Laws relating to Sail-cloth to continue, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing certain Laws therein mentioned, relating to British Sail-cloth, and to the Duties payable on Foreign Sail-cloth; and to the Allowance upon the Exportation of British made Gunpowder; and for giving further Encouragement for the Importation of Naval Stores from the British Colonies in America."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Recognizances in the Court of Exchequer, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more easy Discharge of Recognizances estreated into His Majesty's Court of Exchequer."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

American Duties, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting certain Duties in the British Colonies and Plantations in America; for continuing, amending, and making perpetual, an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second (intituled, "An Act for the better securing and encouraging the Trade of His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America"); for applying the Produce of such Duties, and of the Duties to arise by virtue of the said Act, towards defraying the Expenses of defending, protecting, and securing, the said Colonies and Plantations; for explaining an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second (intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of the Greenland and Eastland Trades; and for the better securing the Plantation Trade); and for altering and disallowing several Drawbacks on Exports from this Kingdom; and more effectually preventing the clandestine Conveyance of Goods to and from the said Colonies and Plantations, and improving and securing the Trade between the same and Great Britain."

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

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

Dutchy of Lancaster, &c. Infants in, to make Conveyances, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Infants, who are seised of Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments, within the Dutchy of Lancaster, or the Counties Palatine of Chester, Lancaster, or Durham, or the Principality of Wales, in Fee, or for the Life or Lives of One or more other Person or Persons, in Trust, or by Way of Mortgage, to make Conveyances of such Estates, by Order of the Court of the Dutchy Chamber of Lancaster, of the Court of Exchequer of the County Palatine of Chester, the Court of Chancery of the County Palatine of Lancaster, of the Court of Chancery of the County Palatine of Durham, and of the Courts of the Great Sessions in the Principality of Wales."

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

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

Newport Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a Waste Ground, called The Marsh, in the Township of Newport, in the County of Salop; and applying the Produce thereof to the several Purposes therein mentioned."

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

Ld. President.
D. Grafton.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
E. Suffolk.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Cardigan.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Coventry.
E. Morton.
E. Abercorn.
E. Loudoun.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E. Pomfret.
V. Weymouth.
Ld. Bp. Durham.
La. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Delamer.
L. Cathcart.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Lyttelton.
L. Grantham.

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

Clavering Poor, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor in the Hundreds of Loddon and Clavering, in the County of Norfolk."

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.

Parker to discontinue a Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower the Honourable George Lane Parker to shut up a Road, or Way, now used over certain enclosed Lands in the Parish of Gamblingay, in the County of Cambridge; and for extinguishing all Right to a certain Toll, which he now is entitled to, in Two Lanes near the said Road or Way; and for obliging him to keep the said Lanes in Repair."

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.

Dover, &c. Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for amending, widening, and repairing, the Road leading from Dover to Barham Downs in the County of Kent; and also for amending, widening, and repairing, the Road leading from Cowgate and Archcliffe Fort in Dover, through Folkestone, to the Town of Hythe in the said County."

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

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

Doncaster, small Debts, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts within the Borough and Soke of Doncaster, in the County of York; and for lighting the Streets, Lanes, and other Open Passages and Places, within the said Borough."

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.

Beaver Skins, to repeal Duties on, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties now payable upon Beaver Skins imported, and for granting other Duties in Lieu thereof; and for granting certain Duties upon the Exportation of Beaver Skins and Beaver Wool; and for taking off the Drawback allowed on the Exportation of such Skins."

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."

Macartney to be brought to the House, To-morrow, by the Ward of The Fleet:

Upon reading the Petition of William Macartney, One of the Respondents in a Cause depending in this House, wherein William Mac Murtrie is Appellant; setting forth, "That the said Cause stands appointed for Hearing before their Lordships To-morrow; and that the Petitioner apprehends his Attendance on the said Hearing will be necessary; but the Petitioner being a Prisoner in the Rules of the Prison of The Fleet, where he has remained a Prisoner for upwards of Twelve Years, and, as it is not Term Time, cannot have the Liberty of attending, without their Lordships Order;" and therefore praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to order, that the Warden, or other proper Officer, of His Majesty's Prison of The Fleet, may attend their Lordships, with the Petitioner, on the Hearing of the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the Warden of His Majesty's Prison of The Fleet, or his Deputy, do bring the said William Macartney to the Bar of this House, To-morrow, to attend the said Hearing; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf.

To the Warden of His Majesty's Prison of The Fleet, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of them.

Plunket's Bill; the King's Consent to it signified.

The Earl of Halifax acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, having been informed of the Purport of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Time given to Trustees therein named, to execute certain Trusts vested in them in and by an Act of Parliament made in the Sixteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled, An Act for vesting the Remainder in Fee of several Lands in Ireland, the Estate of Arthur Plunkett Esquire, in Trustees, in order to sell such Lands to Protestant Purchasers; and also by another Act of Parliament, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His said late Majesty, intituled, An Act for giving further Time to Trustees therein named to execute certain Trusts vested in them in and by the said Act of Parliament, made in the said Sixteenth Year of the Reign of His said late Majesty," was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

The said Bill was read a Second Time.

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

Dumfries Road, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Alexander Gilmore and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Scotts Dyke in the County of Dumfries, by or through the Villages of Langholme and Hawick, to Haremoss in the County of Roxburgh;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Accomptant General of the Court of Chancery, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower the High Court of Chancery to lay out, upon proper Securities, a further Sum of Money, not exceeding a Sum therein limited, out of the common and general Cash in the Bank of England, belonging to the Suitors of the said Court; and for applying the Interest arising therefrom towards answering the Charges of the Office of the Accomptant General of the said Court;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Kent's Bill, for Sale of Bayly's Estate; Motion for shortening the Time of meeting of the Committee.

The House was moved, "That the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, might be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the Town and County of Northampton, devised by the Will of Edward Bayly deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the like Uses," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session."

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 4o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Landaven. Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Townsend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Vernon.

PRAYERS.

M'Murtrie & al. against Blackwood & al.:

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of William M'Murtrie of Dublin in the Kingdom of Ireland Merchant, Son and Heir at Law of Thomas M'Murtrie late of the same Place Merchant, deceased; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 17th Day of May 1762; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, or such other Order made in the Premises as the Nature of the Case might require:" As also upon the Answer of Robert Blackwood, John Blackwood, Michael Cromie, Hamilton M'Clure, and William Macartney, Esquires, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Decree affirmed, with Costs.

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

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Cause which stands for Tomorrow be put off to Friday next; and that the Counsel be called in at Eleven o'Clock.

Ordered, That the Cause which stands for Friday next be put off till the Wednesday following; and that this House will hear no more Causes during this Session after that now put off till Wednesday.

Kingston upon Hull, Streets, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and supplying the Deficiencies of an Act passed in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, intituled, An Act to amend and render more effectual several Acts made for cleansing and enlightening the Streets of the Town of Kingston upon Hull; and for preventing Annoyances therein," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Mercer's Company, Relief of Creditors, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the Bond and other Creditors of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London," was committed.

Atherstone, Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields of Atherstone, in the County of Warwick, and all the Lands, Meadows, and Grounds, within the same," 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."

Wombwell Common, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common or Waste Grounds within the Manor of Wombwell, in the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bosworth, 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 and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Husbands Bosworth, otherwise Boresworth, in the County of Leicester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Billyrow Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Moor, or Common, in the Township of Crook and Billyrow, within the Parish of Brancepeth, in the County of Durham."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Whitby Streets, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for paying, repairing, and cleansing, the Streets, Lanes, Alleys, and Publick Passages, within the Town of Whitby, in the County of York; and for preventing Encroachments and Annoyances therein; and for regulating the Carriages, Cartmen, and Porters, there."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Stoke Albany, Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields lying in the Manor and Parish of Stoke Albany, in the County of Northampton."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Ledgers Ashby, Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Bosmere, Poor Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor in the Hundred of Bosmere and Claydon, in the County of Suffolk."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Samford, Poor Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor in the Hundred of Samford, in the County of Suffolk."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Blything, Poor Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor in the Hundred of Blything, in the County of Suffolk."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Carlford, Poor Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act, passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor in the Hundreds of Colneis and Carlford, in the County of Suffolk."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Newnham, Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, of and in the Manor and Parish of Newnham, in the County of Northampton."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Gloucester, Poor Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Beaver Skins, Duties on, to repeal, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties now payable upon Beaver Skins imported, and for granting other Duties in Lieu thereof; and for granting certain Duties upon the Exportation of Beaver Skins and Beaver Wool, and for taking off the Drawback allowed on the Exportation of such Skins."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Uckington, Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts, of the Twelfth of King George the First, and of the Third of His late Majesty, for repairing several Roads therein mentioned, in the County of Salop; and also for amending and widening the Road from the Sign of The Horse Shoe in Uckington to Longnor Green, and also from the West End of Hatcham Bridge to The Cross Houses upon the Bridgenorth Turnpike Road, in the said County."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Whitby, Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the West End of Baxter Gate in the Town of Whitby, to the South End of Lockton Lane in the Parish of Middleton, in the County of York."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Everdon, Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, of and in the Manor and Parish of Everdon, otherwise Great Everdon, and Little Everdon, in the County of Northampton."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Mercers Company, Relief of Creditors, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the Bond and other Creditors of the Warden and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Kingston upon Hull Streets, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, and supplying the Deficiencies of, an Act passed in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, intituled, An Act to amend and render more effectual several Acts, made for cleansing and enlightening the Streets of the Town of Kingston upon Hull; and for preventing Annoyances therein."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Atherstone, Enclosure Bill:

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

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 Seventeen preceding Bills.

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

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

American Duties, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting certain Duties in the British Colonies and Plantations in America; for continuing, amending, and making perpetual, an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, (intituled, "An Act for the better securing and encouraging the Trade of His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America"); for applying the Produce of such Duties, and of the Duties to arise by virtue of the said Act, towards defraying the Expenses of defending, protecting, and securing, the said Colonies and Plantations; for explaining an Act, made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, (intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of the Greenland and Eastland Trades, and for the better securing the Plantation Trade"); and for altering and disallowing several Drawbacks on Exports from this Kingdom, and more effectually preventing the clandestine Conveyance of Goods to and from the said Colonies and Plantations, and improving and securing the Trade between the same and Great Britain."

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."

Dutchy of Lancaster, &c. Infants in, to make Conveyances, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill; intituled, "An Act to enable Infants, who are seised of Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments, within the Dutchy of Lancaster, or the Counties Palatine of Chester, Lancaster, or Durham, or the Principality of Wales, in Fee, or for the Life or Lives of One or more other Person or Persons, in Trust, or by Way of Mortgage, to make Conveyances of such Estates, by Order of the Court of the Dutchy Chamber of Lancaster, of the Court of Exchequer of the County Palatine of Chester, the Court of Chancery of the County Palatine of Lancaster, of the Court of Chancery of the County Palatine of Durham, and of the Courts of the Great Sessions in the Principality of Wales."

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."

Knaresborough, to supply with Water, Bill; the King's Consent to it signisied.

The Earl of Sandwich acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, having been informed of the Purport of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better supplying the Town of Knaresborough, and that Part of the Township of Scriven with Tenter Gate, adjoining upon the said Town, with Water," was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Then the said Bill was read a Second Time.

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

E. Sandwich.
E. Plymouth.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Aylesford.
E. Macclesfield.
Vis. Hereford.
Vis. Weymouth.
Vis. Townsend.
L. Bp. Landaff. Ld. Willoughby Par.
L. Delamer.
L. Sandys.
L. Hyde.
L. Mansfield.
L. Lyttelton.
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.

American Duties, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting certain Duties in the British Colonies and Plantations in America; for continuing, amending, and making perpetual, an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, (intituled, "An Act for the better securing and encouraging the Trade of His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America"); for applying the Produce of such Duties, and of the Duties to arise by virtue of the said Act, towards defraying the Expenses of defending, protecting, and securing, the said Colonies and Plantations; for explaining an Act, made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, (intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of the Greenland and Eastland Trades, and for the better securing the Plantation Trade"); and for altering and disallowing several Drawbacks on Exports from this Kingdom, and more effectually preventing the clandestine Conveyance of Goods to and from the said Colonies and Plantations, and improving and securing the Trade between the same and Great Britain."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Dutchy of Lancaster, &c. Infants in, to make Conveyances, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Infants, who are seised of Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments, within the Dutchy of Lancaster, or the Counties Palatine of Chester, Lancaster, or Durham, or the Principality of Wales, in Fee, or for the Life or Lives of One or more Person or Persons, in Trust, or by Way of Mortgage, to make Conveyances of such Estates, by Order of the Court of the Dutchy Chamber of Lancaster, of the Court of Exchequer of the County Palatine of Chester, the Court of Chancery of the County Palatine of Lancaster, of the Court of Chancery of the County Palatine of Durham, and of the Courts of the Great Sessions in the Principality of Wales."

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 the former Messengers:

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

Accomptant General of the Court of Chancery, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower the High Court of Chancery to lay out, upon proper Securities, a further Sum of Money, not exceeding a Sum therein limited, out of the Common and General Cash in the Bank of England, belonging to the Suitors of the said Court; and for applying the Interest arising therefrom towards answering the Charges of the Office of the Accomptant General of the said Court."

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

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

Spalding to Donnington, Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Spalding High Bridge to the Market Place in Donington, and from the Tenth Mile Stone in the Parish of Gosbertown to the Eighth Mile Stone in the Parish of Wigtost, in the County of Lincoln."

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.

Kent, for Sale of Bayly's Estate, Bill:

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Time of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the Town and County of Northampton, devised by the Will of Edward Bayly, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the like Uses," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Standing Order dispensed with.

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

Papers in Two Causes delivered.

The House was informed, "That George Cannon attended, in order to deliver in Copies of Pleadings and Proceedings, relating to Two Causes depending in this House; in one of which, Thomas Darcy and others are Appellants, and Henry Mitchell and others are Respondents; and in the other, Robert French Esquire is Appellant, and Sir Ulick-Blake and others are Respondents."

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

And then he withdrew.

Christ's College, Manchester, Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Consideration of the 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:"

The King's Consent to it signified.

The Earl of Sandwich acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, having been informed of the Purport of the said Bill, was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Ordered, That the said Bill may be read a Second Time.

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

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 the 19th Day of this Instant April, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Militia Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the several Laws now in being, relating to the raising and training the Militia within that Part of Great Britain called England;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 5o Aprilis.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Landav.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Leigh.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Ds. Vernon.

PRAYERS.

Beverley, &c. Roads, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Beverley to Kexby Bridge, in the County of York," was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

The King present:

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

Who being come, with their Speaker;

He, after a short Introduction in relation to the Money Bills to be passed, delivered the same to the Clerk; who brought them to the Table; where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow; (videlicet,)

Bills passed.

"1. An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money, out of the Sinking Fund, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-four; and for preventing, in certain Cases, the obtaining of Allowances in respect of the Leakage of Wines imported into this Kingdom; and for making forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills, Tickets, Certificates, Receipts, Annuity Orders, and other Orders, lost, burnt, or otherwise destroyed."

"2. An Act for granting certain Duties in the British Colonies and Plantations in America; for continuing, amending, and making perpetual, an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second (intituled, "An Act for the better securing and encouraging the Trade of His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America"); for applying the Produce of such Duties, and of the Duties to arise by virtue of the said Act, towards defraying the Expenses of defending, protecting, and securing, the said Colonies and Plantations; for explaining an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, (intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of the Greenland and Eastland Trades; and for the better securing the Plantation Trade"); and for altering and disallowing several Drawbacks on Exports from this Kingdom, and more effectually preventing the clandestine Conveyance of Goods to and from the said Colonies and Plantations, and improving and securing the Trade between the same and Great Britain."

"3. An Act for continuing certain Laws therein mentioned, relating to British Sail-cloth, and to the Duties payable on Foreign Sail-cloth, and to the Allowance upon the Exportation of British made Gunpowder; and for giving further Encouragement for the Importation of Naval Stores from the British Colonies in America."

"4. An Act for repealing the Duties now payable upon Beaver Skins imported, and for granting other Duties in Lieu thereof; and for granting certain Duties upon the Exportation of Beaver Skins and Beaver Wool; and for taking off the Drawback allowed on the Exportation of such Skins."

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

"Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."

"5. An Act to continue several Laws, for the better regulating of Pilots for the conducting of Ships and Vessels from Dover, Deal, and Isle of Thanet, up the Rivers of Thames and Medway; relating to the landing of Rum or Spirits of the British Sugar Plantations before the Duties of Excise are paid thereon; and to the further Punishment of Persons going armed or disguised, in Defiance of the Laws of Customs or Excise; and to the Relief of the Officers of the Customs in Informations upon Seizures; and for granting a Liberty to carry Sugars, of the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture, of any of His Majesty's Sugar Colonies, directly into Foreign Parts, in Ships built in Great Britain, and navigated according to Law; and for punishing Persons who shall damage or destroy any Banks, Flood-gates, Sluices, or other Works, belonging to Rivers and Streams made navigable by Act of Parliament."

"6. An Act for the better regulating of Buildings, and to prevent Mischiefs that may happen by Fire, within the Weekly Bills of Mortality, and other Places therein mentioned."

"7. An Act for the more easy Discharge of Recognizances estreated into His Majesty's Court of Exchequer."

"8. An Act to enable Infants, who are seised of Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments, within the Dutchy of Lancaster, or the Counties Palatine of Chester, Lancaster, or Durham, or the Principality of Wales, in Fee, or for the Life or Lives of One or more other Person or Persons, in Trust, or by Way of Mortgage, to make Conveyances of such Estates, by Order of the Court of the Dutchy Chamber of Lancaster, of the Court of Exchequer of the County Palatine of Chester, the Court of Chancery of the County Palatine of Lancaster, of the Court of Chancery of the County Palatine of Durham, and of the Courts of the Great Sessions in the Principality of Wales."

"9. An Act for the Relief of the Bond and other Creditors of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London."

"10. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Derby to Mansfield, in the County of Nottingham, and several other Roads therein mentioned."

"11. 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."

"12. 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."

"13. 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."

"14. An Act for amending and widening the Road from Tinsley in the County of York, to the Town of Doncaster in the said County."

"15. An Act for amending and widening the Road from the South End of the Town of Rotherham in the County of York, to the present Turnpike Road near Pleasley in the County of Derby; and also the Road from the North End of the said Town of Rotherham into the present Turnpike Road on the East Side of Tankersley Park in the said County of York."

"16. An Act to continue the Term, and enlarge the Powers, of an Act passed in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road between the Town of Kingston upon Hull and the Town of Beverley in the East Riding of the County of York; and for repairing the Road from Newland Bridge to the West End of the Town of Cottingham in the said Riding."

"17. An Act for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, the High Roads leading from Alfreton in the County of Derby, through Carter's Lane, to a certain Place in the Town of Mansfield called Stockwell; and from the Bridle Gate at the Division of the Liberties of Blackwell and Hucknall, through the Town of Sutton in Ashfield, to the Mansfield and Newark Turnpike at or near Python Hill in the Forest of Sherwood in the County of Nottingham."

"18. An Act for continuing and enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Rochdale to Burnley, in the County of Lancaster."

"19. 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."

"20. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the West End of Baxter Gate in the Town of Whitby, to the South End of Lockton Lane in the Parish of Middleton in the County of York."

"21. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts, of the Twelfth of King George the First and of the Third of His late Majesty, for repairing several Roads therein mentioned, in the County of Salop; and also for amending and widening the Road from the Sign of The Horse Shoe in Uckington to Longnor Green, and also from the West End of Hatcham Bridge to The Cross Houses upon the Bridgenorth Turnpike Road, in the said County."

"22. An Act for establishing a regular and Nightly Watch, and for maintaining, regulating, and employing, the Poor, within the Parish of Saint Clement Danes, in the Liberty of Westminster and County of Middlesex."

"23. 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."

"24. An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor in the Hundreds of Colneis and Carlford, in the County of Suffolk."

"25. An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor in the Hundred of Samford, in the County of Suffolk."

"26. An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor in the Hundred of Bosmere and Claydon, in the County of Suffolk."

"27. An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor in the Hundred of Blything, in the County of Suffolk."

"28. An Act for continuing One Moiety of the Duties granted by an Act of the Eleventh and Twelfth Year of King William the Third, for the Repair of Dover Harbour, and which have been, by several other Acts, continued till the Twelfth Day of May One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-five; and for applying the same to completing and keeping in Repair the Harbour of Rye, in the County of Sussex; and for more effectually completing and keeping in Repair the said Harbour."

"29. An Act for paving, repairing, and cleansing, the Streets, Lanes, Alleys, and Publick Passages, within the Town of Whitby, in the County of York; and for preventing Encroachments and Annoyances therein; and for regulating the Carriages, Cartmen, and Porters, there."

"30. An Act for amending, and supplying the Deficiencies of, an Act passed in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act to amend and render more effectual several Acts made for cleansing and enlightening the Streets of the Town of Kingston upon Hull, and for preventing Annoyances therein."

"31. An Act for supplying the Borough and Town of Wigan, in the County of Lancaster, with fresh and wholesome Water."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"32. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields and Commonable Places of Sharnford, in the County of Leicester."

"33. 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."

"34. 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."

"35. 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."

"36. An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open Fields and Pasture Ground in the Lordship of Aldbrough in Holderness, in the County of York."

"37. 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."

"38. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields lying in the Manor and Parish of Stoke Albany, in the County of Northampton."

"39. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, of and in the Manor and Parish of Newnham, in the County of Northampton."

"40. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, of and in the Manor and Parish of Everdon, otherwise Great Everdon, and Little Everdon, in the County of Northampton."

"41. An Act for enclosing and dividing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Ledgers Ashby, in the County of Northampton."

"42. An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Moor, or Common, in the Township of Crook and Billyrow, within the Parish of Brancepeth, in the County of Durham."

"43. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields of Atherstone, in the County of Warwick, and all the Lands, Meadows, and Grounds, within the same."

"44. An Act for draining, preserving, and improving, the Low Grounds and Carrs lying and being in the Parishes, Townships, Hamlets, Lordships, Precincts, and Territories, of Sutton, Ganstead, Swine, Benningholme, Benningholme Grange, and Fairholme, North Skirlaugh, Rowton, Arnold, Long Riston, Leven Heigholme, and Hallytree-Holme, Brandes-Burton, and Bursall, Eske, Tickton, Weel, Routh, Meaux, and Waghen otherwise Wawn, in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York."

"45. 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 Sarab late Dutches Dowager of Marlborough, in order for building upon and improving the same."

"46. 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."

"47. 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."

"48. 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 Estate."

"49. 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."

"50. An Act for vesting Two Shares in Ranelagh House, Gardens, and Premises, late the Estate of James Delaune, deceased, in John Ferrett and Robert Edmeston, and their Heirs, in Trust, to sell the same, and apply the Money arising from such Sale to the several Charitable Purposes as directed by the Will of the said James Delaune."

"51. 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."

"52. 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."

"53. An Act for naturalizing James Nehou de Berville, Johann Jacob Uckermann, and John Hauser."

"54. An Act for naturalizing James Alric."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire.

And the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Message from H. C. to return the E. of Ashburnham's Bill.

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

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

Bosworth Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Husbands Bosworth, otherwise Boresworth, in the County of Leicester."

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

D. Ancaster.
D. Manchester.
E. Suffolk.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Litchfield.
E. Sutherland.
E. Marchmont.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Ilchester.
Vis. Hereford.
Vis. Falmouth.
L. Bp. Sarum.
L. B. Gloucester.
L. B. Landaff.
Ld. Willoughby Par.
L. Delamer.
L. Cathcart.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Lyttelton.
L. Lovel & Holland.
L. Vernon.

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

Wombwell, Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common or Waste Grounds within the Manor of Wombwell, in the County of York."

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

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

Ashborne, Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for widening and repairing the Road leading from Ashborne in the County of Derby, over Belpar Bridge, to the present Turnpike Road from Sheffield and Chesterfield to Derby, at or near a Place called Openwood Gate, and from Belpar Bridge to Ripley, in the County of Derby."

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

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

Militia Bill.

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

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

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

E. of Marchmont takes the Oaths.

Hugh Earl of Marchmont took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 6o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Winton.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Carliol.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Morton.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Weymouth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Leigh.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.

PRAYERS.

West Haddon 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 and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, Heath, and Waste Ground, in the Manor and Parish of West Haddon, in the County of Northampton," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; 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."

Bath, Wells, &c. Roads, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Twenty-fixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled, An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from Pipers Inn, in the Parish of Ashcott, in the County of Somerset, to and through Glaftonbury and Wells, to the White Post in the Great Western Road to the City of Bath, and from Wells to Rush Hill leading to the City of Bristol; and for repairing and widening several other Roads leading from the City of Wells," 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."

Poittier's Nat. Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Alexander Joseph Poittier," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Dover, &c. Roads, Bill.

The Earl of Abercorn made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for amending, widening, and repairing, the Road leading from Dover to Barham Downs in the County of Kent; and also for amending, widening and repairing, the Road leading from Cowgate and Archcliffe Fort in Dover, through Folkestone, to the Town of Hythe in the said County," was committed.

Tewkesbury Road, Bill.

The Lord Sandys made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of so much of an Act of the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening several Roads therein described, leading from the Town of Tewkesbury in the County of Gloucester, as relates to the First District of Roads therein mentioned; and for amending the Road from Comb Hill to a Bridge near Norton Mill in the County of Gloucester, and from Eckington Bridge, to join the Turnpike Road which leads from Upton on Severn to Pershore in the County of Worcester," was committed.

Newport Common, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a Waste Ground called The Marsh, in the Township of Newport in the County of Salop, and applying the Produce thereof to the several Purposes therein mentioned," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Haversham Common, Bill.

The Lord Delamer made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Lucy Knightley Esquire to enclose several Open and Common Fields in the Parish of Haversham, in the County of Bucks; and for vesting certain Glebe Lands, and the Tithes belonging to the Rectory of Haversham aforesaid, in the said Lucy Knightley and his Heirs; and for making a Compensation to the Rector of the said Parish, in Lieu thereof," was committed.

Nottingham Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Bramcott Odd House in the County of Nottingham, to the Cross Post upon Smalley Common in the County of Derby, and from Ilkeston to the Towns of Heanor and Shipley in the said County of Derby, and from Trowell in the County of Nottingham to the Town of Nottingham."

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

D. Bridgewater.
E. Denbigh.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Sutherland.
E. Morton.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Halifax.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Ilchester.
V. Weymouth.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Delamer.
L. Cathcart.
L. Sandys.
L. Lyttelton.
L. Boston.

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.

Beverley Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Beverley to Kexby Bridge, in 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. Harris and Mr. Pechell:

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

Westbury Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common, Pastures, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Manor, Parish, and Liberties of Westbury, in the County of Buckingham."

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.

Christ's College, Manchester, Bill.

The House was moved, "That the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, might be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee to whom the 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," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session."

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Winchilsea Cambricks, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better establising a Manufactory of Cambricks and Lawns, or Goods of the Kind usually known under those Denominations, now carrying on at Winchilsea in the County of Sussex; and for improving, regulating, and extending, the Manufacture of Cambricks and Lawns, or Goods of the Kind usually known under those Denominations in that Part of Great Britain called England;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Warkworth Common, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, lying within the Township, Hamlets, and Liberties, of Warkworth, in the County of Northampton;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Whale Fishery in River St. Lawrence, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of the Whale Fishery in the Gulph and River of Saint Lawrence, and on the Coasts of His Majesty's Colonies in America;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were severally read the First Time.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Whale Fishery Acts, to continue, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing several Acts of Parliament, made for the Encouragement of the Whale Fishery carried on by His Majesty's Subjects;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sir Wm. Harpur's Charity, Bedford, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Charitable Uses, extending the Objects, and regulating the Application, of the Rents and Profits of the Estates given by Sir William Harpur Knight and Dame Alice his Wife, for the Benefit of the Poor and other Objects of Charity of the Town of Bedford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Papers, in Two Causes, delivered.

The House was informed, "That Walter Sweetman attended, in order to deliver in Copies of Pleadings and Proceedings, in Two Causes depending in this House; in One of which, Francis Darcy and Nicholas Darcy are Appellants, and Henry Mitchell Esquire and others are Respondents; and in the other, Robert French Esquire is Appellant, and Sir Ulick Blake Baronet and others are Respondents."

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

And then he withdrew.

Sir J. Griffin Griffin & al. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Mayor and Aldermen of the Town of Saffron Walden in the County of Essex, the Guardians or Trustees of King Edward the Sixth's Almshouses there, and other the Feoffees thereof, to convey Part of the Lands, Revenues, and Possessions, of the said Almshouses, to Sir John Griffin Griffin and his Heirs, in Exchange for other Lands, of greater Value, to be conveyed to and held by them, to the Uses, and upon the Trusts, therein mentioned; and for vesting Part of the Lands of Thomas Fuller, an Infant, in Saffron Walden aforesaid, in the said Sir John Griffin Griffin and his Heirs, in Exchange for other Lands, of greater Value, to be conveyed to the said Infant and his Heirs; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" 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 Perrot; 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.

Lady Forbes against Lord Forbes.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein the Lady Dowager Forbes and others are Appellants, and James Lord Forbes is Respondent, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Wednesday next; the Matters in Dispute between the Parties being under Accommodation.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 9o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Bedford, Præses.
Dux Marlborough, C. P. S.
Dux Devon.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.
Comes Gower, Camerarius.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Winchelsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Bute.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Bath.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes De Lawarr.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Leinster.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cliston.
Ds. Leigh.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Sondes.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Ligonier.

PRAYERS.

Forts and Batteries in Kent, Sussex, and Hants, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making Compensation to the Proprietors of such Lands and Hereditaments as have been purchased upon the Sea Coasts, in the Counties of Kent, Sussex, and Southampton, on which Forts and Batteries have been erected for Defence of the said Coasts, in Pursuance of an Act passed in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Senegal, to vest in the African Company, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Fort of Senegal and its Dependencies in the Company of Merchants trading to Africa;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Salt to Quebeck, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for importing Salt from Europe into the Province of Quebec in America, for a limited Time;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Importation of Flax from America, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting a Bounty upon the Importation of Hemp and rough and undressed Flax from His Majesty's Colonies in America;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Rice from Carolina, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting, for a limited Time, a Liberty to carry Rice from His Majesty's Provinces of South Carolina and Georgia directly to any Part of America to the Southward of the said Provinces, subject to the like Duty as is now paid on the Exportation of Rice from the said Colonies to Places in Europe situated to the Southward of Cape Finisterre;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Westminster Streets, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, Two several Acts of Parliament, made in the Second and Third Years of His present Majesty, for paving, cleansing, and lighting, the Squares, Streets, and Lanes, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and other Places therein mentioned; and for preventing Annoyances therein; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Portsmouth Common, Streets, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better paving of the Streets and Lanes, and for preventing Nuisances and other Annoyances, in that Part of the Parish of Portsea, in the County of Southampton, commonly called Portsmouth Common;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Melton Mowbray, Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Melton Mowbray in the County of Leicester, to the Guide Post in Saint Margaret's Field, Leicester; and from the Town of Leicester to the Town of Lutterworth in the said County; and other Roads therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Nether Broughton Common, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Common Pastures, in the Parish of Nether Broughton, in the County of Leicester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Cardiff Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from the Town of Cardiff, and several other Towns and Places, in the County of Glamorgan;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Ten Bills were severally read the First Time.

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

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Edmund Isham and others:

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

Earl of Barrymore's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Lands and Hereditaments in Great Britain and Ireland, Part of the Estate of James Earl of Barrymore, in Trustees, for raising Money towards paying and discharging the Debts and Encumbrances affecting his Real Estates;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Kent, for Sale of Bayly's Estate, Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the Town and County of Northampton, devised by the Will of Edward Bayly, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled 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 directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Dumfries Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Scots Dyke in the County of Dumfries, by or through the Villages of Langholm and Hawick, to Haremoss in the County of Roxburgh."

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

L. President.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
E. Suffolk.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Sandwich.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Sutherland.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
Viscount Weymouth.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Sarum.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Abergavenny.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Delamer.
L. Cathcart.
L. Ducie.
L. Sandys.
L. Boston.

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.

Winchilsea Cambricks, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better establishing a Manufactory of Cambricks and Lawns, or Goods of the Kind usually known under those Denominations, now carrying on at Winchilsea in the County of Sussex; and for improving, regulating, and extending, the Manufacture of Cambricks and Lawns, or Goods of the Kind usually known under those Denominations, in that Part of Great Britain called England."

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.

Whale Fishery in the River Saint Lawrence, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of the Whale Fishery in the Gulph and River of Saint Lawrence, and on the Coasts of His Majesty's Colonies in America."

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

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

Whale Fishery Acts, to continue, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing several Acts of Parliament, made for the Encouragement of the Whale Fishery carried on by His Majesty's Subjects."

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

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

Kent, for Sale of Bayly's Estate, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Messuages, Lands, Tenemtents, and Hereditaments, in the Town and County of Northampton, devised by the Will of Edward Bayly, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled 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. Anguish:

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

Poittier's Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Alexander Joseph Poittier."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

West Haddon Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, Heath, and Waste Ground, in the Manor and Parish of West Haddon, in the County of Northampton."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Bath, Wells, &c 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, intituled, An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from Piper's Inn in the Parish of Ashcott in the County of Somerset, to and through Glastonbury and Wells, to the White Post in the Great Western Road to the City of Bath, and from Wells to Rush Hill, leading to the City of Bristol; and for repairing and widening several other Roads leading from the City of Wells."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Dover, &c. Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending an Act made in the Twentysixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for amending, widening, and repairing, the Road leading from Dover to Barham Downs in the County of Kent; and also for amending, widening, and repairing, the Road leading from Cowgate and Archcliffe Fort in Dover, through Folkstone, to the Town of Hythe in the said County."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Tewkesbury Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of so much of an Act of the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening several Roads therein described, leading from the Town of Tewkesbury in the County of Gloucester, as relates to the First District of Roads therein mentioned; and for amending the Road from Comb Hill to a Bridge near Norton Mill in the County of Gloucester; and from Eckington Bridge, to join the Turnpike Road which leads from Upton on Severn to Pershore in the County of Worcester."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Newport Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a Waste Ground called The Marsh, in the Township of Newport, in the County of Salop; and applying the Produce thereof to the several Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Haversham Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Lucy Knightley Esquire to enclose several Open and Common Fields in the Parish of Haversham, in the County of Bucks; and for vesting certain Glebe Lands and the Tithes belonging to the Rectory of Haversham aforesaid in the said Lucy Knightley and his Heirs; and for making a Compensation to the Rector of the said Parish, in Lieu thereof."

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 Seven 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.

Wombwell Common, Enclosure Bill.

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been present this Session, and are not named of the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common or Waste Grounds within the Manor of Wombwell, in the County of York," stands committed, be added thereto.

Christ's College, Manchester, Bill.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made on Friday last, for dispensing with the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act 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," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in reregard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 10o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Bedford, Præses.
Dux Marlborough, C. P. S.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Devon.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.
Comes Gower, Camerarius.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Bath.
Comes Temple.
Comes Hardwicke.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Leigh.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Sondes.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.

PRAYERS.

Botecourt Barony, Report on Mr. Berkeley's Claim.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees for Privileges, to whom it was referred to consider of the Petition of Norborne Berkeley Esquire to His Majesty, relating to the Barony of Botetourt, together with His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House: "That the Committee have met, and considered the Matter to them referred; and have heard Counsel, and examined Witnesses upon Oath, and inspected Records produced before them, as well on Behalf of the Petitioner, as on the Behalf of the Crown; and have come to the following Resolution; videlicet,

"Resolved, That it appears to this Committee, that the Barony of Botetourt is in Abeyance; and that the Petitioner is One of the Coheirs of John Lord Botetourt."

Which Report was read by the Clerk.

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

Accordingly, Resolved, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Barony of Botetourt is in Abeyance; and that the Petitioner is One of the Coheirs of John Lord Botetourt.

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

Enrolments of Deeds, &c. by Papists, Bill.

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

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

Report from the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital, delivered.

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

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

"The Report of the Commissioners or Governors of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, of what Money has been received from the Derwentwater Estate, between the 1st of December 1762 and 30th of November 1763; and of their Proceedings in the Building."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Sir Wm. Harpur's Charity, Bedford, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Charitable Uses, extending the Objects and regulating the Application, of the Rents and Profits of the Estates given by Sir William Harpur Knight and Dame Alice his Wife, for the Benefit of the Poor, and other Objects of Charity, of the Town of Bedford."

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

L. President.
L. Chamberlain.
D. Grafton.
E. Denbigh.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Sandwich.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Morton.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Halifax.
E. Bath.
E. Temple.
V. Hereford.
V. Weymouth.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Sarum.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Delamer.
L. Cathcart.
L. Hay.
L. Foley.
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.

Staindrop Enclosure, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the 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," was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, and had heard Counsel for the Petitioners against the Bill, upon their Petitions which were referred to the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill; and made some Amendments thereto."

Which Amendments were read by the Clerk, as follow:

"Pr. 6. L. 4 & 5. Leave out ["Mills, Houses, and Cottages."]"

Pr. 30. L. 4, 5, 6. Leave out ["House or Houses, Mill or Mills, Cottage or Cottages."]"

Pr. 37. L. 27. Leave out ["Houses, Cottages, Mills."]"

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

Wombwell Common, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common or Waste Grounds within the Manor of Wombwell, in the County of York," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Beckbury Road, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from The Bucks Head at Watling Street to Beckbury and The New Inn, and from The Birches Brook to the Hand Post in the Parish of Kemberton in the County of Salop," 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."

Kirkby Kendal small Debts, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, in the Town and Parish of Kirkby in Kendal, in the County of Westmorland," was committed.

Donington Road, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Spalding High Bridge to the Market Place in Donington, and from the Tenth Mile Stone in the Parish of Gosbertown to the Eighth Mile Stone in the Parish of Wigtoft, in the County of Lincoln," was committed.

Doncaster small Debts, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts within the Borough and Soke of Doncaster in the County of York; and for lighting the Streets, Lanes, and Open Passages and Places, within the said Borough," was committed.

Parker to discontinue a Road, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower the Honourable George Lane Parker to shut up a Road or Way now used, over certain enclosed Lands in the Parish of Gamblingay, in the County of Cambridge; and for extinguishing all Right to a certain Toll, which he now is entitled to, in Two Lanes near the said Road or Way; and for obliging him to keep the said Lanes in Repair, was committed."

Knaresborough to supply with Water, Bill.

The Lord Sandys made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better supplying the Town of Knarésborough, and that Part of the Township of Scriven with Tenter Gate adjoining upon the said Town, with Water," was committed.

Militia 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 an Act passed in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act to explain, amend, and reduce, into One Act of Parliament, the several Laws now in being, relating to the raising and training the Militia within that Part of Great Britain called England."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Accomptant General of the Court of Chancery, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower the High Court of Chancery to lay out, upon proper Securities, a further Sum of Money, not exceeding a Sum therein limited, out of the Common and General Cash in the Bank of England, belonging to the Suitors of the said Court; and for applying the Interest arising therefrom towards answering the Charges of the Office of the Accomptant General of the said Court."

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."

Importation of Hemp, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting a Bounty upon the Importation of Hemp, and rough and undressed Flax, from His Majesty's Colonies in America."

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

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

Senegal, to vest in the African Company, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Fort of Senegal and its Dependencies in the Company of Merchants trading to Africa."

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

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

Rice from Carolina, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting, for a limited Time, a Liberty to carry Rice from His Majesty's Provinces of South Carolina and Georgia directly to any Part of America to the Southward of the said Provinces, subject to the like Duty as is now paid on the Exportation of Rice from the said Colonies to Places in Europe situate to the Southward of Cape Finisterre."

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

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

Salt to Quebec, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for importing Salt from Europe into the Province of Quebec in America, for a limited Time."

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

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

Forts and Batteries in Kent, Sussex, and Hants, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making Compensation to the Proprietors of such Lands and Hereditaments as have been purchased upon the Sea Coasts, in the Counties of Kent, Sussex, and Southampton, on which Forts and Batteries have been erected for Defence of the said Coasts, in Pursuance of an Act passed in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

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

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

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein Archibald Douglas Esquire is Appellant, and George James Duke of Hamilton and Brandon and his Tutors and others are Respondents, et è contra:

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

Sir J Griffins Griffin & al. Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Consideration of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Mayor and Aldermen of the Town of Saffron Walden in the County of Essex, the Guardians or Trustees of King Edward the Sixth's Almshouses there, and other the Feoffees thereof, to convey Part of the Lands, Revenues, and Possessions, of the said Almshouses, to Sir John Griffin Griffin and his Heirs, in Exchange for other Lands, of greater Value, to be conveyed to and held by them, to the Uses and upon the Trusts therein mentioned; and for vesting Part of the Lands of Thomas Fuller an Infant, in Saffron Walden aforesaid, in the said Sir John Griffin Griffin and his Heirs, in Exchange for other Lands, of greater Value, to be conveyed to the said Infant and his Heirs; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Ordered, That the said Bill may be read a Second Time.

The said Bill was read a Second Time accordingly.

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Wednesday the 25th Day of this Instant April, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Edinburgh Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend and render more effectual Two several Acts, passed in the Twenty-fourth and Twenty-eighth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the High Roads in the County of Edinburgh, to and from the City of Edinburgh, and from Cramond Bridge to the Town of Queensferry in the County of Linlithgow."

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.

Portsmouth Common, Streets, Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better paving of the Streets and Lanes, and for preventing Nuisances and other Annoyances, in that Part of the Parish of Portsea, in the County of Southampton, commonly called Portsmouth Common."

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.

Nether Broughton Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Common Pastures, in the Parish of Nether Broughton, 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 To-morrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Melton Mowbray Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for reparing and widening the Roads from Melton Mowbray in the County of Leicester, to the Guide Post in Saint Margaret's Field, Leicester; and from the Town of Leicester to the Town of Lutterworth in the said County; and 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.

Warkworth Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, lying within the Township, Hamlets, and Liberties, of Warkworth, in the County of Northampton."

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

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

Westminster Streets, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, Two several Acts of Parliament, made in the Second and Third Years of His present Majesty, for paving, cleansing, and lighting, the Squares, Streets, and Lanes within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and other Places therein mentioned; and for preventing Annoyances therein; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

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

Cardiff Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from the Town of Cardiff, and several other Towns and Places, in the County of Glamongan."

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.

French & al. against Farrell & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Arthur French and Edmond Netterville of the City of Dublin Esquires; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery of Ireland, of the 12th Day of March 1764; and praying, "That the same may be reversed; and that the Appellants may have such Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom shall seem fit; and that Richard Farrell otherwife Cadell, Thomas Cadell, Robert Cadell, John Kelly of Lackan, Denis Daly, John Farrell otherwise Kelly a Minor, by Richard Holmes his Guardian, John Kelly of Fidane and Jane his Wife, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Richard Farrell otherwife Cadell, Thomas Cadell, Robert Cadell, John Kelly of Lackan, Denis Daly, John Farrell otherwife Kelly a Minor, by Richard Holmes his Guardian, John Kelly of Fidane and Jane his Wife, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 14th Day of May next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents or their Agents, or Six Clerks or Clerk in Court, respectively, in the said Court of chancery in Ireland, shall be deemed good Service.

Hetherington against Craw:

Upon reading the Petition of Alexander Craw and Robert Allardice, Defendants in a Writ of Error brought into this House, wherein James Hetherington is Plaintiff; praying "In regard the said Plaintiff hath not assigned Errors within the Time limited by their Lordships Standing Order, that the said Writ of Error may be Non pros'd, with such Costs as to their Lordships shall seem meet."

Writ of Error: 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.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Two Causes which stand appointed for Hearing To-morrow be put off to Friday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 11o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Lincoln.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Bedford, Præses.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Devon.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.
Comes Gower, Camerarius.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Bath.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Temple.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townsend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Leigh.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttleton.
Ds. Sondes.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.

PRAYERS.

Message from H. C. to return Polhman's Bill;

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

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

and Townsend's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling the Estate of Henrietia Rosa Peregrina Townsend, Wife of James Townsend Esquire, according to certain Articles of Agreement executed before her Intermarriage with the said James Townsend, but subject to the Charges and Encumbrances affecting the same;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Dumfries Road, Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Scots Dyke in the County of Dumfries, by or through the Villages of Langholm and Hawick, to Haremoss in the County of Roxburgh," 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."

Wangford Poor, Bill.

The Lord Sandys made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor in the Hundred of Wangford, in the County of Suffolk," was committed.

Mutford Poor, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the 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," was committed.

Clavering Poor, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor in the Hundreds of Loddon and Clavering, in the County of Norfolk," was committed.

Melton Mowbray Road, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Melton Mowbray in the County of Leicester, to the Guide Post in Saint Margaret's Field, Leicester; and from the Town of Leicester to the Town of Lutterworth in the said County, and other Roads therein mentioned," was committed.

Nether Broughton Common, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Common Pastures, in the Parish of Nether Broughton, 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."

Westbury Road, 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, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Manor, Parish, and Liberties, of Westbury, in the County of Buckingham," was committed.

Nottingham Road, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Bramcott Odd House in the County of Nottingham, to the Cross Post upon Smalley Common in the County of Derby, and from Ilkeston to the Towns of Heanor and Shipley in the said County of Derby, and from Trowell in the County of Nottingham to the Town of Nottingham," 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."

Ashborne Road, Bill:

The Lord Willoughby of Parham also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for widening and repairing the Road leading from Ashborne in the County of Derby, over Belpar Bridge, to the present Turnpike Road from Sheffield and Chesterfield to Derby, at or near a Place called Openwood Gate, and from Belpar Bridge to Ripley in the County of Derby," was committed.

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

After hearing Counsel further, in the Cause wherein Archibald Douglas Esquire is Appellant, and George James Duke of Hamilton and Brandon and his Tutors and others are Respondents; & è contra:

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

Staindrop Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a Moor, or Common, called Staindrop Moor, within the Township of Staindrop, in the County of Durham."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Bonner and Mr. Anguish:

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

Militia Bill:

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

Then an Amendment was proposed to be made in the 17th Line of the 3d Press, by leaving out, after the Word ["Feet"], the Word ["Six"]; and inserting instead thereof the Word ["Four"].

And the same was agreed to.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with an Amendment to it.

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

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, with One Amendment, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Parker to discontinue a Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower the Honourable George Lane Parker to shut up a Road or Way now used, over certain enclosed Lands in the Parish of Gamblingay, in the County of Cambridge; and for extinguishing all Right to a certain Toll, which he is now entitled to, in Two Lanes near the said Road or Way; and for obliging him to keep the said Lanes in Repair."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Accomptant General of the Court of Chancery, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower the High Court of Chancery to lay out, upon proper Securities, a further Sum of Money, not exceeding a Sum therein limited, out of the common and general Cash in the Bank of England, belonging to the Suitors of the said Court; and for applying the Interest arising therefrom towards answering the Charges of the Office of the Accomptant General of the said Court."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Spalding to Donington Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Spalding High Bridge to the Market Place in Donington, and from the Tenth Mile Stone in the Parish of Gosbertown to the Eighth Mile Stone in the Parish of Wigtoft, in the County of Lincoln."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Doncaster, small Debts, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts within the Borough and Soke of Doncaster, in the County of York; and for lighting the Streets, Lanes, and other Open Passages and Places, within the said Borough."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Kirkby Kendal, small Debts, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts in the Town and Parish of Kirkby in Kendal, in the County of Westmorland."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Beckbury Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from The Buck's Head at Watling Street to Beckbury and The New Inn, and from The Birches Brook to the Hand Post in the Parish of Kemberton, in the County of Salop."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Knaresborough, to supply with Water, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better supplying the Town of Knaresborough, and that Part of the Township of Scriven with Tenter Gate adjoining upon the said Town, with Water."

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 Seven 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.

Sir J. Griffin Griffin & al. Bill.

The House was moved, "That the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Mayor and Alderman of the Town of Saffron Walden, in the County of Essex, the Guardians or Trustees of King Edward the Sixth's Almshouses there, and other the Feoffees thereof, to convey Part of the Lands, Revenues, and Possessions, of the said Alms-houses, to Sir John Griffin Griffin and his Heirs, in Exchange for other Lands, of greater Value, to be conveyed to and held by them, to the Uses, and upon the Trusts, therein mentioned; and for vesting Part of the Lands of Thomas Fuller, an Infant, in Saffron (fn. 2) Walden aforesaid, in the said Sir John Griffin Griffin and his Heirs, in Exchange for other Lands, of greater Value, to be conveyed to the said Infant and his Heirs; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session."

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

Deeds and Wills of Papists, Enrolments of, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time for Enrolments of Deeds and Wills made by Papists; and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers."

Polhmann's Nat. Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Peter Polhmann."

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

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

Courts of the County Palatine of Durham, for taking Affidavits in, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for taking and swearing Affidavits, to be made Use of in any of the Courts of the County Palatine of Durham;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Annuities, charging on the Sinking Fund; Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for charging on the Sinking Fund certain Annuities, granted by an Act passed in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty; and for carrying the Duties therein mentioned to the said Fund; and also for consolidating such of the said Annuities as are granted for a certain Term of Years irredeemable, with other Annuities granted by an Act passed in the Second Year of His present Majesty's Reign;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Agreement with the Bank, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing an Agreement with the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, for raising certain Sums of Money, towards the Supply for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-four; and for more effectually preventing the forging Powers to transfer such Stock, or receive such Dividends or Annuities, as are therein mentioned, and the fraudulent personating the Owners thereof;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return the E. of Egremont's Guardians Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower the Guardians of George Earl of Egremont, an Infant, to enfranchise certain Customary Lands and Hereditaments in the County of Cumberland, Part of the settled Estates of the said Earl; and also to empower the Guardians of the said Earl and his Infant Brothers to make Leases of Part of the said Estate in the County of Cumberland, and to make Leases and Copyhold Grants of the several Estates limited and devised to them, respectively, by Charles Earl of Egremont, their late Father, deceased; and for other the Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Biddeford Road; Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing several Roads leading from the Town of Bideford, in the County of Devon;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Qualifying for Offices, &c. to allow further Time for, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace, Deputy Lieutenants, and Officers of the Militia, or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers, in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to the several Acts of Parliament now in Force for that Purpose, or, having been stamped, have been lost or mislaid; and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions, duly stamped; and to prevent the Destruction of Trees and Underwoods growing in Forests and Chaces;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Militia Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the several Laws now in being, relating to the raising and training the Militia within that Part of Great Britain called England;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Whale Fishery in the River St. Lawrence, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of the Whale Fishery in the Gulph and River of Saint Lawrence, and on the Coasts of His Majesty's Colonies in America."

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."

Laws relating to the Whale Fishery, to continue, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing several Acts of Parliament, made for the Encouragement of the Whale Fishery carried on by His Majesty's Subjects."

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."

Post-office, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing Frauds and Abuses in relation to the sending and receiving of Letters and Packets free from the Duty of Postage;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 12o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Elien.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Landav.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Bedford, Præses.
Dux Marlborough, C. P. S.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Devon.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.
Comes Gower, Camerarius.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Temple.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Leigh.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Lyttleton.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Sondes.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Grosvenor.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Vernon.

PRAYERS.

To prevent Inconveniencies by Privilege, in Cales of Bankruptcy, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing Inconveniencies arising in Cases of Merchants, and such other Persons as are within the Description of the Statutes relating to Bankrupts, being entitled to Privilege of Parliament, and becoming insolvent;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

After hearing Counsel fully, in the Cause wherein Archibald Douglas Esquire is Appellant, and George James Duke of Hamilton and Brandon and his Tutors, and others, are Respondents; & è contra:

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

Post-office, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for preventing Frauds and Abuses in relation to the sending and receiving of Letters and Packets free from the Duty of Postage."

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee on the said Bill, To-morrow; and the Lords to be summoned.

Bosworth 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 and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Husbands Bosworth, otherwise Boresworth, 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."

Portsmouth Common, Streets, &c. Bill.

The Lord Delamer reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better paving of the Streets and Lanes, and for preventing Nuisances and other Annoyances, in that Part of the Parish of Portsea, in the County of Southampton, commonly called Portsmouth Common," 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."

Edinburgh Road, Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend and render more effectual Two several Acts, passed in the Twenty-fourth and Twentyeighth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the High Roads, in the County of Edinburgh, to and from the City of Edinburgh, and from Cramond Bridge to the Town of Queensferry in the County of Linlithgow," was committed.

Militia, Pay and Cloathing, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for applying the Money granted in this Session of Parliament for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia of that Part of Great Britain called England for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixtyfour;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Two Causes, in One of which Lady Dowager Forbes and others are Appellants, and James Lord Forbes is Respondent; and, in the other, George James Duke of Hamilton and Brandon and his Tutors and others are Appellants, and John Cochrane is Respondent; which stand appointed to be heard Tomorrow, be put off till the next Session of Parliament; and that they be heard on the Two First Cause-days in the said Session.

Bankrupts and Hackney Coaches, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue an Act made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act to prevent the committing of Frauds by Bankrupts; and for extending the Laws relating to Hackney Coaches to the Counties of Kent and Essex;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Whale Fishery in the River St. Lawrence, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of the Whale Fishery in the Gulph and River of Saint Lawrence, and on the Coasts of His Majesty's Colonies in America."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Whale Fishery Laws, to continue, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing several Acts of Parliament, made for the Encouragement of the Whale Fishery carried on by His Majesty's Subjects."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Ashborne Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for widening and repairing the Road leading from Ashborne in the County of Derby, over Belpar Bridge, to the present Turnpike Road from Sheffield and Chesterfield to Derby, at or near a Place called Openwood Gate, and from Belpar Bridge to Ripley in the County of Derby."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Mutford Poor, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor in the Hundred of Mutford and Lothingland, in the County of Suffolk."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Wangford Poor, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor in the Hundred of Wangford, in the County of Suffolk."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Clavering Poor, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor in the Hundreds of Loddon and Clavering, in the County of Norfolk."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Nottingham Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Bramcott Odd House in the County of Nottingham, to the Cross Post upon Smalley Common in the County of Derby, and from Ilkeston to the Towns of Heanor and Shipley in the said County of Derby, and from Trowell in the County of Nottingham to the Town of Nottingham."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Dumfries, &c. Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Scots Dyke in the County of Dumfries, by or through the Villages of Langholme and Hawick, to Haremoss in the County of Roxburgh."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Melton Mowbray Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Melton Mowbray in the County of Leicester, to the Guide Post in Saint Margaret's Field, Leicester; and from the Town of Leicester to the Town of Lutterworth in the said County, and other Roads therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Nether Broughton Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Common Pastures, in the Parish of Nether Broughton, in the County of Leicester."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Westbury Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Manor, Parish, and Liberties, of Westbury, in the County of Buckingham."

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 Eleven preceding Bills:

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

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

Bideford Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading from the Town of Bideford, in the County of Devon."

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

D. Portland.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Plimouth.
E. Coventry.
E. Sutherland.
E. Morton.
E. Abercorn.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E. Hyndford.
E. Strafford.
E. Temple.
V. Weymouth.
V. Wentworth.
Ld. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Landaff.
Ld. Willoughby Par.
L. Delamer.
L. Cathcart.
L. Foley.
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.

Sir J. Griffin Griffin & al. Bill.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Mayor and Aldermen of the Town of Saffron Walden in the County of Essex, the Guardians or Trustees of King Edward the Sixth's Almshouses there, and other the Feoffees thereof, to convey Part of the Lands, Revenues, and Possessions, of the said Almshouses to Sir John Griffin Griffin and his Heirs, in Exchange for other Lands, of greater Value, to be conveyed to and held by them, to the Uses, and upon the Trusts, therein mentioned; and for vesting Part of the Lands of Thomas Fuller, an Infant, in Saffron Walden aforesaid, in the said Sir John Griffin Griffin and his Heirs, in Exchange for other Lands, of greater Value, to be conveyed to the said Infant and his Heirs; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be dispensed with; and that the Committee may meet, to consider the said Bill, To-morrow.

Agreement with the Bank, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing an Agreement, with the Governor and Company of the Bank of England for raising certain Sums of Money towards the Supply for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixtyfour; and for more effectually preventing the forging Powers to transfer such Stock, or receive such Dividends or Annuities, as are therein mentioned, and the fraudulent personating the Owners thereof."

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

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

Annuities, charging on the Sinking Fund, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for charging on the Sinking Fund certain Annuities granted by an Act passed in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, and for carrying the Duties therein mentioned to the said Fund; and also for consolidating such of the said Annuities as are granted for a certain Term of Years irredeemable, with other Annuities granted by an Act passed in the Second Year of His present Majesty's Reign."

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

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

Qualifying for Offices, &c to allow further Time for, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace, Deputy Lieutenants, and Officers of the Militia, or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers, in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to the several Acts of Parliament now in Force for that Purpose; or, having been stamped, have been lost or mislaid; and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; and to prevent the Destruction of Trees and Underwoods growing in Forests and Chaces."

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

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

Courts of the County Palatine of Durham, for taking Affidavits in, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for taking and swearing Affidavits, to be made Use of in any of the Courts of the County Palatine of Durham."

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

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

Deeds and Wills of Papists, Enrolments of, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time for Enrolments of Deeds and Wills made by Papists; and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers."

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

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

Forts and Batteries in Kent, Sussex, and Hants, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making Compensation to the Proprietors of such Lands and Hereditaments as have been purchased upon the Sea Coasts, in the Counties of Kent, Sussex, and Southampton, on which Forts and Batteries have been erected, for Defence of the said Coasts, in Pursuance of an Act passed in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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."

Hemp and Flax, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting a Bounty upon the Importation of Hemp, and rough and undressed Flax, from His Majesty's Colonies in America."

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."

Salt to Quebec, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for importing Salt from Europe into the Province of Quebec in America, for a limited Time."

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."

Senegal to vest in the African Company, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Fort of Senegal and its Dependencies in the Company of Merchants trading to Africa."

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."

Rice from Carolina, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting, for a limited Time, a Liberty to carry Rice from His Majesty's Provinces of South Carolina and Georgia directly to any Part of America to the Southward of the said Provinces, subject to the like Duty as is now paid on the Exportation of Rice from the said Colonies to Places in Europe situate to the Southward of Cape Finisterre."

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."

To prevent Inconveniencies by Privilege, in Cases of Bankruptcy, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for preventing Inconveniencies arising in Cases of Merchants, and such other Persons as are within the Description of the Statutes relating to Bankrupts, being entitled to Privilege of Parliament, and becoming insolvent."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 13o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cintuar.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Bedford, Præses.
Dux Marlborough, C. P. S.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Devon.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.
Comes Gower, Camerarius.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Bath.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Delawar.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Botetourt.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Leigh.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Grosvenor.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.

PRAYERS.

Ld. Botecourt takes his Seat:

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That Norborne de Botetourt Chevalier was attending, with his Writ of Summons to Parliament, directed to him by His Majesty, in Pursuance of the Resolution of this House of the 10th Day of this Instant April, laid before His Majesty, relating to the Barony of Botetourt."

And thereupon the Lord Botetourt was called in; and, having presented his Writ of Summons to the Lord Chancellor, the same was read, by the Clerk, as follows; (videlicet,)

His Writ of Summons.

"George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Norborne de Botetourt Chevalier, Greeting. Whereas Our Parliament, for arduous and urgent Affairs concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, is now met at Our City of Westminster; We, strictly enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs, and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present, at Our aforesaid Parliament, with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers, of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice. And this you may in no wise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Thirteenth Day of April, in the Fourth Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke & Yorke."

Which done; the Lord Botetourt took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; and then took his Place on the Barons Bench, next after the Lord Dacre.

American Currency, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent Paper Bills of Credit, hereafter to be issued, in any of His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in America, from being declared to be a legal Tender in Payments of Money; and to prevent the legal Tender of such Bills as are now subsisting from being prolonged beyond the Periods limited for calling in and sinking the same;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Messages from H. C. to return the Staindrop Enclosure, Bill.

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

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

Irish Provisions, Importation of, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty, with the Advice of His Privy Council, to order the Importation of Provisions from Ireland, during the next Recess of Parliament, under certain Restrictions and Regulations therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

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

The House (according to Order) resumed the adjourned Consideration of the Cause wherein Archibald Douglas Esquire is Appellant, and George James Duke of Hamilton and Brandon and his Tutors and others are Respondents, et è contra.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly;

The following Order and Judgement was made:

Judgement.

"After hearing Counsel, as well on Tuesday as on Wednesday and Thursday last, upon the Original Petition and Appeal of Archibald Douglas of Douglas Esquire; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 21st of June 1763; and of Five Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 30th of June, 27th of July, 11th of August, and 21st and 24th of December 1763; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, so far as therein complained of; or that this House would grant the Appellant such other Relief in the Pemises as to their Lordships should seem just:" And likewise upon the Cross Appeal of George James Duke of Hamilton and Brandon and his Tutors, and Sir Hew Dalrymple of North Berwick Baronet; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 27th of July and 11th of August 1763; and of Two Interlocutors of the said Lords, of the 21st Day of December 1763; and praying, That this House would give the Appellants in the said Cross Appeal such Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships should seem meet:" As also upon the Answer of the said George James Duke of Hamilton and his Tutors, Lord Douglas Hamilton and his Tutors, and Sir Hew Dalrymple, put in to the said Original Appeal; and the joint and several Answer of Archibald Douglas of Douglas Esquire, an Infant, and his Guardians, the Dutchess Dowager of Douglas, the Duke of Queensberry, and others, put in to the said Cross Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on both Sides in this Cause: It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutors of the 21st and 30th of June 1763, complained of in the said Original Appeal, be, and the same are hereby, affirmed: And it is hereby Ordered, That, in the Interlocutor of the 27th of July 1763, in Part complained of by the said Original and Cross Appeals, after the Word ["Grant"], the Words ["a new"], be inserted; and after the Words ["Commission to both Parties"], that the following Words be inserted, ["to be executed in the usual Manner, pursuant to the Authority thereby given"]; and that, after the Words, ["can be examined for the Pursuers in France"], the following Order and Declaration be inserted, ["But, in case the Pursuers shall insist, that they cannot procure the Depositions, or Writings, above mentioned, to be delivered up; or obtain Inspection thereof, it is hereby Ordered, That they shall produce all Copies thereof, or of any Part thereof, as also all such Letters, or Copies of Letters, to the Lieutenant of the Police, or other Officers of the Police, for the Time being, relative to the Matters in Question between the Parties, and all Copies or Registers of Police, and all Writings, Memorandums, Entries, or Extracts, relative to any Information or Transaction before the Curees, in Consequence of the French Monitoirc, which are in the Custody or Power of the Pursuers; their Attornies or Agents, such Production to be ascertained before the Court of Session, upon the Oath of the Pursuers, their Attornies and Agents; and that the Pursuers forthwith do every Thing in their Power to retract or discharge the said Plaints before the Tournelle Criminelle, and to procure the same to be dismissed:"] And it is hereby Ordered and Adjudged, That the said Interlocutor; thus amended, be, and the same is hereby, affirmed: And it is further Ordered and Adjudged, That that Part of the Interlocutor of the 11th of August 1763, complained of in the Original and Cross Appeals, which finds, "That the Pursuers must procure free Access to the Defenders, or their Agents, to the Proof taken at Rheims, before the Commissioners of the Parliament of Paris;" be, and the same is hereby, reversed; and that the other Parts of the said Interlocutor be, and the same are hereby, affirmed: And it is hereby further Ordered and Adjudged, That, in the First-mentioned Interlocutor of the 21st of December 1763, likewise in Part complained of by the said Original and Cross Appeals, the Words ["with and under the Conditions therein contained"] be left out; and that the following Words of the said Interlocutor, videlicet, ["but with this further Explanation, That, before proceeding to the Examination of any Witnesses, who have already been, or shall hereafter be, examined in the Tournelle Criminelle of the Parliament of Paris, either at the Instance of the Procureur General, or at the Instance of the Pursuers, the Pursuers shall be obliged to comply with the Conditions contained in the former Commission"], be also left out; and that the said Interlocutor, thus varied, be, and the same is hereby, affirmed: And it is also Ordered and Adjudged, That the Interlocutor of the 21st of December 1763, complained of in the Cross Appeal, be, and the same is hereby, affirmed: And it is also Ordered and Adjudged, That the Interlocutor of the 24th of December 1763, complained of in the Original Appeal, be, and the same is hereby, also affirmed: And it is hereby further Ordered, That the Consideration of the Costs occasioned by the Proceedings at Paris be reserved till the Hearing of this Cause: And it is hereby Declared, That the Court of Session ought not to receive any Transmission from the Tournelle Criminelle of the Proceedings before that Court: And it is hereby further Ordered, That the Court of Session in Scotland do give all proper and necessary Directions for carrying this Judgement into Execution."

Exchequer Bills, appropriating the Supplies, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills; and for applying certain Monies remaining in the Exchequer for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-four; and for Application of certain Savings of Publick Monies; and of Monies arisen by the Sale of Military Stores; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for Relief of Persons who have omitted to insert in Indentures, or other Writings, the full Sum agreed to be paid with Clerks, Apprentices, and other Servants;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return Weller's Divorce Bill.

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

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

Post office, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing Frauds and Abuses in relation to the sending and receiving of Letters and Packets free from the Duty of Postage;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the said Bill.

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.

Militia Pay and Cloathing, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for applying the Money granted in this Session of Parliament, for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia of that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twentyfifth Day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-four."

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.

Qualification for Offices, further Time for, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace, Deputy Lieutenants, and Officers of the Militia, or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law; and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers, in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped, according to the several Acts of Parliament now in Force for that Purpose; or, having been stamped, have been lost or mislaid; and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; and to prevent the Destruction of Trees and Underwoods growing in Forests and Chaces."

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."

Annuities charging on the Sinking Fund, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for charging on the Sinking Fund certain Annuities, granted by an Act passed in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty; and for carrying the Duties therein mentioned to the said Fund; and also for consolidating such of the said Annuities as are granted for a certain Term of Years irredeemable, with other Annuities granted by an Act passed in the Second Year of His present Majesty's Reign."

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."

Agreement with the Bank, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing an Agreement with the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, for raising certain Sums of Money, towards the Supply for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-four; and for more effectually preventing the forging Powers to transfer such Stock, or receive such Dividends or Annuities, as are therein mentioned, and the fraudulent personating the Owners thereof."

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."

Deeds and Wills of Papists, Enrolments of, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time for Enrolments of Deeds and Wills made by Papists, and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers."

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."

Courts of the County Palatine of Durham, taking Affidavits in, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for taking and swearing Affidavits, to be made Use of in any of the Courts of the County Palatine of Durham."

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."

Dowdall's Estates, Reversion in Fee of, to vest in Ladeveze, Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for divesting out of the Crown the Reversion in Fee of certain Lands in Ireland, late the Estate of Mathew Dowdall, a Papist, deceased, expectant upon the Death of his Three Grandsons without Issue Male; and for vesting the same in Anthony Ladeveze of the City of Dublin Esquire, a Protestant, and his Heirs," 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."

Christ's College, Manchester, Bill.

The Lords Willoughby of Parham made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the 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," was committed.

Warkworth Common Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, lying within the Township, Hamlets, and Liberties, of Warkworth, in the County of Northampton," was committed.

Sir W. Harpur's Charity, Bedford, Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Charitable Uses, extending the Objects, and regulating the Application of the Rents and Profits, of the Estates given by Sir William Harpur Knight and Dame Alice his Wife, for the Benefit of the Poor, and other Objects of Charity of the Town of Bedford," was committed.

Westminster Streets, Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, Two several Acts of Parliament, made in the Second and Third Years of His present Majesty, for paving, cleansing, and lighting, the Squares, Streets, and Lanes, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and other Places therein mentioned; and for preventing Annoyances therein; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Cardiff Road, Bill.

The Lord Sandys made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from the Town of Cardiff, and several other Towns and Places in the County of Glamorgan," was committed.

Elphinston & al. against Hay & al.: Appeal withdrawn.

Upon reading the Petition of Charles Elphinston and John Gray, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, wherein James Hay and James Hamilton are Respondents; setting forth, "That the Matters in Dispute between the Parties are accommodated;" and therefore praying, "That they may be at Liberty to withdraw their Appeal, without Costs; the Respondents Agent having signed the said Petition, as consenting thereto:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal, as desired.

Privilege in Cases of Bankruptcy to prevent Inconveniencies by, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for preventing Inconveniencies arising in Cases of Merchants, and such other Persons as are within the Description of the Statutes relating to Bankrupts, being entitled to Privilege of Parliament, and becoming insolvent."

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.

Bankrupts and Hackney Coaches; Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue an Act made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act to prevent the committing of Frauds by Bankrupts; and for extending the Laws relating to Hackney Coaches to the Counties of Kent and Essex."

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.

Bunn to enter into Recognizance on French's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That James Bunn may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Arthur French and Edmond Netterville of the City of Dublin Esquires, on account of their Appeal depending in this House; they living in Ireland:"

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

Barton against Barton.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Thomas Barton the Elder of the City of Bourdeaux in the Kingdom of France Merchant; complaining of an Order of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, of the 4th Day of February 1764; and praying, "That the same may be reversed or set aside; and that the Appellant may have such further or other Relief in the Premises as the Nature and Circumstances of the Case may require; and that William Barton the Elder and Grace Barton his Wife, Thomas Barton and William Barton the Younger, their Sons, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said William Barton the Elder and Grace his Wife, Thomas Barton and William Barton the Younger, their Sons, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 21st Day of May next; and Service of this Order upon the Clerks in Court, or Agents of the said Respondents, in the said Court of Exchequer in Ireland, shall be deemed good Service.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 16o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Carliol.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Bedford, Præses.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Gower, Camerarius.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Kerr.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Botetourt.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Leigh.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Grosvenor.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.

PRAYERS.

Fitzgerald's Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for divesting out of the Crown, and to vest in Gerald Fitzgerald of Rathrone in the County of Meath in the Kingdom of Ireland Esquire, and his Heirs, the Reversion in Fee of, and in several Lands in Ireland," 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."

Plunkett's Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Time given to Trustees therein named, to execute certain Trusts vested in them in and by an Act of Parliament, made in the Sixteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Remainder in Fee of several Lands in Ireland, the Estate of Arthur Plunkett Esquire, in Trustees, in order to sell such Lands to Protestant Purchasers;" and also by another Act of Parliament, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His said late Majesty, intituled, "An Act for giving further Time to Trustees therein named, to execute certain Trusts vested in them in and by the said Act of Parliament made in the said Sixteenth Year of the Reign of His said late Majesty," was committed.

Wigston Enclosure, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham 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 in the Parish of Great Wigston, in the County of Leicester," was committed.

Sir J. G. Griffin's Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Mayor and Aldermen of the Town of Saffron Walden in the County of Essex, the Guardians or Trustees of King Edward the Sixth's Almshouses there, and other the Feoffees thereof, to convey Part of the Lands, Revenues, and Possessions, of the said Almshouses to Sir John Griffin Griffin, and his Heirs, in Exchange for other Lands, of greater Value, to be conveyed to and held by them, to the Uses, and upon the Trusts, therein mentioned; and for vesting Part of the Lands of Thomas Fuller, an Infant, in Saffron Walden aforesaid, in the said Sir John Griffin Griffin and his Heirs, in Exchange for other Lands, of greater Value, to be conveyed to the said Infant and his Heirs, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto."

Which Amendments were read, by the Clerk, as follow:

"Press 22. Line 11. Leave out the Word ["of"], and instead thereof insert ["so contracted for by"].

"L. 12. After the Word ["Griffin"], insert ["and agreed"].

"L. 17. After the Word ["and"], insert ["the Estates"].

"L. 21. After the Word ["settled"], insert ["subject to an Annuity of One Thousand Six Hundred Pounds a Year to the Right Honourable Sarah Countess Dowager of Suffolk, now the Wife of the Right Honourable Lucius Charles Viscount Falkland, for her Life"].

"Pr. 23. L. 5. Leave out from the Word ["Male"] to the Word ["Remainder"], in the 8th Line of the same Press.

"L. 11. After the Word ["Remainders"], insert ["charged with an Annuity of Three Hundred Pounds a Year to Elizabeth Whitwell Spinster, during her Life"].

"L. 14, & 15. Leave out the Words ["their Issue"], and instead thereof insert ["the Heirs"], and after ["Female"], insert ["of their Bodies"].

"Pr. 25. L. 30. After the Word ["Part"], and before the Word ["and"], insert ["And whereas certain Farms called Westley and The Lodge and Saint Ayletts, to which a Right of Commonage, Foldcourse, and Feeding for Sheep, in a Part of the said Twenty Acres and Twenty-two Poles of Land, is claimed to belong, are subject to the said Annuity of One Thousand Six Hundred Pounds, by the said several Indentures of Nine Parts and of Seven Parts, settled upon, or to the Use of, the said Ann Whitwell Widow, for her Life, and charged with One Thousand Two Hundred and Fifty Pounds apiece, payable to the said Mathew Whitwell, Elizabeth Whitwell, Ann Whitwell now Countess de Welderen, and the said Mary Whitwell, with Remainder to the said Sir John Griffin Griffin for the Term of his Life, and to Trustees during his Life, and aftewards charged with certain other Annuities, of Six Hundred Pounds, and One Hundred Pounds a Year, to the said Dame Ann Mary Griffin, for her Life, for her Jointure, under the Contingencies therein mentioned; with Remainder to the First and other Sons of the said Sir John Griffin Griffin, in Tail Male; Remainder to Mathew Whitwell for Life, and to his First and other Sons successively, in Tail Male; Remainder to the Daughters of the said Sir John Griffin Griffin successively, in Tail Male; Remainder to the First and other Daughters of the said Mathew Whitwell, successively, in Tail Male; Remainder to the said Elizabeth Whitwell for her Life; and to her Sons and Daughters respectively, in like Manner; Remainder to the said Ann Countess de Welderen, for her Life, and to her Sons and Daughters respectively, in like Manner; Remainder to the said Mary Whitwell for her Life, and to her Sons and Daughters in like Manner; Remainder to the said Ann Whitwell Widow, and to her Right Heirs for ever"].

"Pr. 25. L. 36 & 37. Leave out the Words ["the said Sir John Griffin Griffin"].

"L. 38 & 39. Leave out the Words ["is unable to grant and convey"].

"Pr. 26. L1. Leave out the Words ["of which he is seised, in Manner"], and instead thereof insert ["for which the said Sir John Griffin Griffin has contracted"].

"L. 2. After the Word ["aforesaid"], insert ["cannot be granted and conveyed"].

"L. 4. & 5. Leave out the Words, ["to release"].

"L. 6. After the Word ["Manors"], insert ["cannot be released"].

"L. 8. Leave out the Words ["he hath"], and instead thereof insert ["they are"].

"L. 9. Leave out the Word ["do"], and instead thereof insert ["be"].

"L. 35. Leave out from the Word ["that"] to the Word ["the"], in the 14th Line of the 27th Press; and instead thereof insert ["all those Twenty Acres and Twenty-two Poles of Land, Meadow or Pasture, so contracted for by him the said Sir John Griffin Griffin, in the said Articles mentioned and described, shall, from and immediately after the same shall be conveyed to him, in Pursuance of the said Articles, be settled upon and vested in, and the same are hereby from thenceforth settled upon and vested in, the said Mayor and Aldermen of the Town of Saffron Walden aforesaid and their Successors, and the said Trustees and their Heirs, for ever, freed and discharged, and absolutely exempted and enfranchised, of, from, and against, all and all Manner of Copyhold or Customary Tenures, Quit Rents, Fines, Reliefs, Heriots, Services, and Suits of Court whatsoever, incident, due, or payable, or to be done, paid, or performed, to the said Manors of Chipping Walden and Brook Walden, or either of them, or to the Lord or Lords thereof for the Time being, for or in respect of the Premises herein last above mentioned, or any Part or Parts thereof. And, to the End and Intent that the same may be held and enjoyed by the said Mayor, Aldermen, and Trustees, their Heirs, and Successors, upon such and the same Trusts, and to and for such and the same Charitable Uses, Intents, and Purposes, as the aforesaid Lands of the said (fn. 3) Almshouses are now settled and assured, and that it shall and may be lawful to and for"].

"Pr. 27. L. 15. Leave out the Words ["shall or may"].

"L. 17. After the Word ["Seal"], insert ["to"].

"L. 18. Leave out from the Word ["unto"] to the Word ["and"], in the 39th Line of the same Press."

"Pr. 28. L. 18. Leave out from the Word ["by"] to the Word ["the"], in the 20th Line of the same Press.]

"L. 24. Leave out the Words ["to this further Purpose and Intent"].

"L. 39. Leave out from the Word ["be"] to the Word ["the"], in the 2d Line of the 29th Press; and instead thereof insert ["held and enjoyed by"].

"Pr. 31. L. 7. Leave out the Words ["their Issue"], and instead thereof insert ["the Heirs"]; and after the Word ["Female"], insert ["of their Bodies"].

"Pr. 36. L. 18. Leave out from the Word ["Land"] to the Word ["the"], in the 20th Line of the same Press, and instead thereof insert ["shall be vested in"].

"Pr. 37. L. 16. Leave out the Words ["Conveyance from the said Sir John Griffin Griffin, or his Heirs, unto"], and instead thereof insert ["vested in"].

"L. 38. Leave out the Words ["from the said Sir John Griffin Griffin or his Heirs"].

"Pr. 38. L. 2. Leave out the Words ["intended to be granted and conveyed to them and their Successors"].

"L. 22. After the Word ["except"], insert ["the said Lucius Charles Viscount Falkland and Sarah Viscountess Falkland his Wife, the said Ann Whitwell Widow and her Heirs"].

"Pr. 38. L. 29. After the Word ["Whitwell"], insert ["Jan Walraad Comte de Welderen, and Ann Comtesse de Welderen his Wife, and her Issue Male and Female"].

"In the Title of the Bill, L. 7. Leave out the Words ["and his Heirs"].

"L. 13. Leave out the Words ["and his Heirs"].

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

Winchilsea Cambricks, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better establishing a Manufactory of Cambricks and Lawns, or Goods of the Kind usually known under those Denominations, now carrying on at Winchilsea in the County of Sussex; and for improving, regulating, and extending, the Manufacture of Cambricks and Lawns, or Goods of the Kind usually known under those Denominations, in that Part of Great Britain called England," 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."

Bideford Poor, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for repairing several Roads leading from the Town of Bideford, in the County of Devon," was committed.

Annuities charging on the Sinking Fund, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for charging on the Sinking Fund certain Annuities granted by an Act passed in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty; and for carrying the Duties therein mentioned to the said Fund; and also for consolidating such of the said Annuities as are granted for a certain Term of Years irredeemable, with other Annuities granted by an Act passed in the Second Year of His present Majesty's Reign."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Hemp and Flax, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting a Bounty upon the Importation of Hemp, and rough and undressed Flax, from His Majesty's Colonies in America."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Post-office, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for preventing Frauds and Abuses in relation to the sending and receiving of Letters and Packets free from the Duty of Postage."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Rice from Carolina, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting, for a limited Time, a Liberty to carry Rice from His Majesty's Provinces of South Carolina and Georgia directly to any Parts of America, to the Southward of the said Provinces, subject to the like Duty as is now paid on the Exportation of Rice from the said Colonies to Places in Europe situate to the Southward of Cape Finisterre."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Salt to Quebec, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for importing Salt from Europe into the Province of Quebec in America, for a limited Time."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

African Company, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Fort of Senegal and its Dependencies, in the Company of Merchants trading to Africa."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Deeds and Wills of Papists, Enrolments of, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time for Enrolments of Deeds and Wills made by Papists; and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Forts and Batteries in Kent, Sussex, and Hants, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making Compensation to the Proprietors of such Lands and Hereditaments as have been purchased upon the Sea Coasts, in the Counties of Kent, Sussex, and Southampton, on which Forts and Batteries have been erected for Defence of the said Coasts, in Pursuance of an Act passed in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Qualification for Offices, &c. further Time for, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments, and to indemnify Justices of the Peace, Deputy Lieutenants, and Officers of the Militia, or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers, in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped, according to the several Acts of Parliament now in Force for that Purpose; or, having been stamped, have been lost or mislaid; and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; and to prevent the Destruction of Trees and Underwoods growing in Forests and Chaces."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Courts of the County Palatine of Durham, taking Affidavits in, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for taking and swearing Affidavits, to be made Use of in any of the Courts of the County Palatine of Durham."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Agreement with the Bank, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing an Agreement with the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, for raising certain Sums of Money, towards the Supply for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixtyfour; and for more effectually preventing the forging Powers to transfer such Stock, or receive such Dividends or Annuities as are therein mentioned, and the fraudulent personating the Owners thereof."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Christ's College, Manchester, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Sir W. Harpur's Charity, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Charitable Uses, extending the Objects, and regulating the Application of the Rents and Profits, of the Estates given by Sir William Harpur Knight and Dame Alice his Wife, for the Benefit of the Poor, and other Objects of Charity of the Town of Bedford."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Edinburgh Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend and render more effectual Two several Acts, passed in the Twenty-fourth and Twenty-eighth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the High Roads in the County of Edinburgh, to and from the City of Edinburgh, and from Cramond Bridge to the Town of Queensferry in the County of Linlithgow."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Westminster Streets, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, Two several Acts of Parliament, made in the Second and Third Years of His present Majesty, for paving, cleansing, and lighting, the Squares, Streets, and Lanes, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and other Places therein mentioned, and for preventing Annoyances therein; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Dowdall's Estate, Reversion in Fee of, to vest in Ladeveze, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for divesting out of the Crown the Reversion in Fee of certain Lands in Ireland, late the Estate of Mathew Dowdall, a Papist, deceased, expectant upon the Death of his Three Grandsons without Issue Male, and for vesting the same in Anthony Ladeveze of the City of Dublin Esquire, a Protestant, and his Heirs."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Cardiff Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from the Town of Cardiff, and several other Towns and Places in the County of Glamorgan."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Portsmouth Common, Streets, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better paving of the Streets and Lanes, and for preventing Nursances and other Annoyances, in that Part of the Parish of Portsea, in the County of Southampton, commonly called Portsmouth Common."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Wombwell Common Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common or Waste Grounds within the Manor of Wombwell, in the County of York."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Warkworth Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, lying within the Township, Hamlets, and Liberties, of Warkworth, in the County of Northampton."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Bosworth Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Husbands Bosworth, otherwise Boresworth, in the County of Leicester."

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 Twenty-one preceding Bill.

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

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

Irish Provisions, Importation of, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty, with the Advice of His Privy Council, to order the Importation of Provisions from Ireland, during the next Recess of Parliament, under certain Restrictions and Regulations therein mentioned."

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

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

Exchequer Bills, appropriating the Supplies, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money, by Loans or Exchequer Bills; and for applying certain Monies remaining in the Exchequer, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-four; and for Application of certain Savings of Publick Monies, and of Monies arisen by the Sale of Military Stores; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for Relief of Persons who have omitted to insert in Indentures, or other Writings, the full Sum agreed to be paid with Clerks, Apprentices, and other Servants."

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

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

American Paper Currency, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent Paper Bills of Credit, hereafter to be issued, in any of His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in America, from being declared to be a legal Tender in Payments of Money; and to prevent the legal Tender of such Bills as are now subsisting from being prolonged beyond the Periods limited for calling in and sinking the same."

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

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

Militia Pay and Cloathing, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for applying the Money granted in this Session of Parliament for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia of that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-four."

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."

Privilege in Cases of Bankruptcy to prevent Inconveniencies by, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing Inconveniencies arising in Cases of Merchants, and such other Persons as are within the Description of the Statutes relating to Bankrupts, being entitled to Privilege of Parliament, and becoming Insolvent."

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."

Bankrupts and Hackney Coaches, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue an Act made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act to prevent the committing of Frauds by Bankrupts; and for extending the Laws relating to Hackney Coaches to the Counties of Kent and Sussex."

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."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 17o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Gower, Camerarius.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Kerr.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Botetourt.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Grosvenor.

PRAYERS.

Irish Provisions, Importation of, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty, with the Advice of His Privy Council, to order the Importation of Provisions from Ireland, during the next Recess of Parliament, under certain Restrictions and Regulations therein mentioned."

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."

Exchequer Bills, appropriating the Supplies, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills; and for applying certain Monies remaining in the Exchequer, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-four; and for Application of certain Savings of Publick Monies, and of Monies arisen by the Sale of Military Stores; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for Relief of Persons who have omitted to insert in Indentures, or other Writings, the full Sum agreed to be paid with Clerks, Apprentices, and other Servants."

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."

American Paper Currency, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent Paper Bills of Credit, hereafter to be issued, in any of His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in America, from being declared to be a legal Tender in Payments of Money; and to prevent the legal Tender of such Bills as are now subsisting from being prolonged beyond the Periods limited for calling in and sinking the same."

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."

Sir J. G. Griffin's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Mayor and Aldermen of the Town of Saffron Walden in the County of Essex, the Guardians or Trustees of King Edward the Sixth's Almshouses there, and other the Feoffees thereof, to convey Part of the Lands, Revenues, and Possessions, of the said Almshouses, to Sir John Griffin Griffin and his Heirs, in Exchange for other Lands, of greater Value, to be conveyed to and held by them, to the Uses, and upon the Trusts, therein mentioned; and for vesting Part of the Lands of Thomas Fuller, an Infant, in Saffron Walden aforesaid, in the said Sir John Griffin Griffin and his Heirs, in Exchange for other Lands, of greater Value, to be conveyed to the said Infant and his Heirs; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

Fitzgerald's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for divesting out of the Crown, and to vest in Gerald Fitzgerald of Rathrone in the County of Meath in the Kingdom of Ireland Esquire and his Heirs, the Reversion in Fee of and in several Lands in Ireland."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Winchilsea Cambricks, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better establishing a Manufactory of Cambricks and Lawns, or Goods of the Kind usually known under those Denominations, now carrying on at Winchelsea, in the County of Sussex; and for improving, regulating, and extending, the Manufactory of Cambricks and Lawns, or Goods of the Kind usually known under those Denominations, in that Part of Great Britain called England."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Bankrupts and Hackney Coaches, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue an Act made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, intituled, An Act to prevent the committing of Frauds by Bankrupts; and for extending the Laws relating to Hackney Coaches to the Counties of Kent and Essex."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Privileges in Cases of Bankruptcy to prevent Inconveniencies by Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for preventing Inconveniencies arising in Cases of Merchants, and such other Persons as are within the Description of the Statutes relating to Bankrupts, being entitled to Privilege of Parliament, and becoming insolvent."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Militia Pay and Cloathing, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for applying the Money granted in this Session of Parliament, for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia of that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-four."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Plunkett's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Time given to Trustees therein named to execute certain Trusts vested in them in and by an Act of Parliament, made in the Sixteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Remainder in Fee of several Lands in Ireland, the Estate of Arthur Plunkett Esquire, in Trustees, in order to sell such Lands to Protestant Purchasers;" and also by another Act of Parliament, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His said late Majesty, intituled, An Act for giving further Time to Trustees therein named to execute certain Trusts vested in them in and by the said Act of Parliament, made in the said Sixteenth Year of the Reign of His said late Majesty."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Bideford Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing several Roads leading from the Town of Bideford, in the County of Devon."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Wigston Common Bill:

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

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Exchequer Bills, appropriating the Supplies, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills; and for applying certain Monies remaining in the Exchequer for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-four; and for Application of certain Savings of Publick Monies, and of Monies arisen by the Sale of Military Stores; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for Relief of Persons who have omitted to insert in Indentures, or other Writings, the full Sum agreed to be paid with Clerks, Apprentices, and other Servants."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

American Paper Currency, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent Paper Bills of Credit, hereafter to be issued, in any of His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in America, from being declared to be a legal Tender in Payments of Money; and to prevent the legal Tender of such Bills as are now subsisting from being prolonged beyond the Periods limited for calling in and sinking the same."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Irish Provisions, Importation of, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty, with the Advice of His Privy Council, to order the Importation of Provisions from Ireland, during the next Recess of Parliament, under certain Restrictions and Regulations 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 Eleven 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.

Hammersley to enter into Recognizance on Barton's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Mr. Hugh Hamersley may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Thomas Barton the Elder, Merchant, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he being in Parts beyond the Seas:"

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

The Answer of Nathaniel Clements, One of the Respondents to the Appeal of Richard Hamilton and others, was this Day brought in.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 19o Aprilis.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Bedford, Præses.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Powis.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Botetourt.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Leigh.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Ligonier.

PRAYERS.

Message from H. C. to return Sir John Griffin Griffin's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Mayor and Aldermen of the Town of Saffron Walden, in the County of Essex, the Guardians or Trustees of King Edward the Sixth's Almshouses there, and other the Feoffees thereof, to convey Part of the Lands, Revenues, and Possessions, of the said Almshouses to Sir John Griffin Griffin and his Heirs, in Exchange for other Lands, of greater Value, to be conveyed to and held by them, to the Uses, and upon the Trusts, therein mentioned; and for vesting Part of the Lands of Thomas Fuller, an Infant, in Saffron Walden aforesaid, in the said Sir John Griffin Griffin and his Heirs, in Exchange for other Lands, of greater Value, to be conveyed to the said Infant and his Heirs, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Kent to sell Bayley's Estate, Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the Town and County of Northampton, devised by the Will of Edward Bayly, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the like Uses;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Poittier's Nat. Bill.

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

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

The King present:

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

Who being come, with their Speaker;

He, after a Speech to His Majesty, in relation to the Money Bills to be passed, and other Matters; delivered the Money Bills to the Clerk, who brought them to the Table; where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow:

Bills passed.

"1. An Act for establishing an Agreement with the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, for raising certain Sums of Money, towards the Supply for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-four; and for more effectually preventing the forging Powers to transfer such Stock, or receive such Dividends or Annuities, as are therein mentioned, and the fraudulent personating the Owners thereof."

"2. An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills; and for applying certain Monies remaining in the Exchequer for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixtyfour; and for Application of certain Savings of Publick Monies, and of Monies arisen by the Sale of Military Stores; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for Relief of Persons who have omitted to insert in Indentures, or other Writings, the full Sum agreed to be paid with Clerks, Apprentices, and other Servants."

"3. An Act for charging on the Sinking Fund certain Annuities, granted by an Act passed in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, and for carrying the Duties therein mentioned to the said Fund; and also for consolidating such of the said Annuities as are granted for a certain Term of Years irredeemable, with other Annuities granted by an Act passed in the Second Year of His present Majesty's Reign."

"4. An Act for preventing Frauds and Abuses in relation to the sending and receiving of Letters and Packets free from the Duty of Postage."

To these Bills the Royal Assent was severally pronounced, by the Clerk, in these Words;

"Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."

"5. An Act for continuing several Acts of Parliament, made for the Encouragement of the Whale Fishery carried on by His Majesty's Subjects."

"6. An Act for the Encouragement of the Whale Fishery in the Gulph and River of Saint Lawrence, and on the Coasts of His Majesty's Colonies in America."

"7. An Act for granting a Bounty upon the Importation of Hemp, and rough and undressed Flax, from His Majesty's Colonies in America."

"8. An Act for granting, for a limited Time, a Liberty to carry Rice from His Majesty's Provinces of South Carolina and Georgia directly to any Part of America to the Southward of the said Provinces, subject to the like Duty as is now paid on the Exportation of Rice from the said Colonies to Places in Europe situate to the Southward of Cape Finisterre."

"9. An Act for importing Salt from Europe, into the Province of Quebec in America, for a limited Time."

"10. An Act for vesting the Fort of Senegal and its Dependencies in the Company of Merchants trading to Africa."

"11. An Act to explain and amend an Act, passed in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the several Laws now in being, relating to the raising and training the Militia within that Part of Great Britain called England."

"12. An Act for applying the Money granted in this Session of Parliament, for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia of that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-four."

"13. An Act for making Compensation to the Proprietors of such Lands and Hereditaments as have been purchased upon the Sea Coasts, in the Counties of Kent, Sussex, and Southampton, on which Forts and Batteries have been erected for Defence of the said Coasts, in Pursuance of an Act passed in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"14. An Act to empower the High Court of Chancery to lay out upon proper Securities a further Sum of Money, not exceeding a Sum therein limited, out of the Common and General Cash in the Bank of England, belonging to the Suitors of the said Court; and for applying the Interest arising therefrom towards answering the Charges of the Office of the Accomptant General of the said Court."

"15. An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace, Deputy Lieutenants, and Officers of the Militia, or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers, in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to the several Acts of Parliament now in Force for that Purpose, or, having been stamped, have been lost or mislaid; and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; and to prevent the Destruction of Trees and Underwoods growing in Forests and Chaces."

"16. An Act for allowing further Time for Enrolments of Deeds and Wills made by Papists, and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers."

"17. An Act for preventing Inconveniencies arising in Cases of Merchants, and such other Persons as are within the Description of the Statutes relating to Bankrupts, being entitled to Privilege of Parliament, and becoming insolvent."

"18. An Act to continue an Act made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act to prevent the committing of Frauds by Bankrupts; and for extending the Laws relating to Hackney Coaches to the Counties of Kent and Essex."

"19. An Act to enable His Majesty, with the Advice of His Privy Council, to order the free Importation of Provisions from Ireland, during the next Recess of Parliament, under certain Restrictions and Regulations therein mentioned."

"20. An Act to prevent Paper Bills of Credit, hereafter to be issued, within any of His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in America, from being declared to be a legal Tender in Payments of Money; and to prevent the legal Tender of such Bills as are now subsisting from being prolonged beyond the Periods limited for calling in and sinking the same."

"21. An Act for taking and swearing Affidavits, to be made Use of in any of the Courts of the County Palatine of Durham."

"22. An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, Two several Acts of Parliament, made in the Second and Third Years of His present Majesty, for paving, cleansing, and lighting, the Squares, Streets, and Lanes, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and other Places therein mentioned, and for preventing Annoyances therein; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"23. An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts within the Borough and Soke of Doncaster, in the County of York; and for lighting the Streets, Lanes, and other Open Passages and Places, within the said Borough."

"24. An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts in the Town and Parish of Kirkby in Kendal, in the County of Westmorland."

"25. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Beverley to Kexby Bridge, in the County of York."

"26. 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, intituled, An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from Piper's Inn in the Parish of Ashcott in the County of Somerset, to and through Glastonbury and Wells, to the White Post in the Great Western Road to the City of Bath, and from Wells to Rush Hill leading to the City of Bristol; and for repairing and widening several other Roads leading from the City of Wells."

"27. An Act for explaining and amending an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for amending, widening, and repairing, the Road leading from Dover to Barham Downs, in the County of Kent; and also for amending, widening, and repairing, the Road leading from Cowgate and Archcliffe Fort in Dover, through Folkstone, to the Town of Hythe in the said County."

"28. An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of so much of an Act of the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening several Roads therein described, leading from the Town of Tewkesbury, in the County of Gloucester, as relates to the First District of Roads therein mentioned; and for amending the Road from Comb Hill to a Bridge near Norton Mill in the County of Gloucester, and from Eckington Bridge to join the Turnpike Road which leads from Upton on Severn to Pershore in the County of Worcester."

"29. An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Spalding High Bridge to the Market Place in Donington, and from the Tenth Mile Stone in the Parish of Gosbertown to the Eighth Mile Stone in the Parish of Wigtoft, in the County of Lincoln."

"30. An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from the Buck's Head at Watling Street to Beckbury and The New Inn, and from Birches Brook to the Hand Post in the Parish of Kemberton, in the County of Salop."

"31. An Act for widening and repairing the Road leading from Ashborne in the County of Derby, over Belpar Bridge, to the present Turnpike Road from Sheffield and Chesterfield to Derby, at or near a Place called Openwood Gate, and from Belpar Bridge to Ripley in the County of Derby."

"32. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Bramcott Odd House in the County of Nottingham, to the Cross Post upon Smalley Common in the County of Derby, and from Ilkeston to the Towns of Heanor and Shipley in the said County of Derby, and from Trowell in the County of Nottingham to the Town of Nottingham."

"33. An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Melton Mowbray in the County of Leicester, to the Guide Post in Saint Margaret's Field, Leicester; and from the Town of Leicester to the Town of Lutterworth in the said County, and other Roads therein mentioned."

"34. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Scots Dyke in the County of Dumfries, by or through the Villages of Langholm and Hawick, to Haremoss in the County of Roxburgh."

"35. An Act to amend and render more effectual Two several Acts passed in the Twenty-fourth and Twenty-eighth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the High Roads in the County of Edinburgh, to and from the City of Edinburgh; and from Cramond Bridge to the Town of Queensferry in the County of Linlithgow."

"36. An Act for repairing several Roads leading from the Town of Bideford, in the County of Devon."

"37. An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from the Town of Cardiff, and several other Towns and Places in the County of Glamorgan."

"38. An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor in the Hundred of Mutford and Lothingland, in the County of Suffolk."

"39. An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor in the Hundreds of Loddon and Clavering, in the County of Norfolk."

"40. An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor in the Hundred of Wangford, in the County of Suffolk."

"41. An Act for the better paving of the Streets and Lanes, and for preventing Nuisances and other Annoyances, in that Part of the Parish of Portsea, in the County of Southampton, commonly called Portsmouth Common."

"42. An Act for the better establishing a Manufactory of Cambricks and Lawns, or Goods of the Kind usually known under those Denominations, now carrying on at Winchilsea, in the County of Sussex; and for improving, regulating, and extending, the Manufacture of Cambricks and Lawns, or Goods of the Kind usually known under those Denominations, in that Part of Great Britain called England."

"43. An Act for the better supplying the Town of Knaresborough, and that Part of the Township of Scriven with Tenter Gate adjoining upon the said Town, with Water."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"44. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, Heath, and Waste Ground, in the Manor and Parish of West Haddon, in the County of Northampton."

"45. An Act for dividing and enclosing a Waste Ground called The Marsh, in the Township of Newport, in the County of Salop; and applying the Produce thereof to the several Purposes therein mentioned."

"46. An Act to enable Lucy Knightley Esquire to enclose several Open and Common Fields in the Parish of Haversham, in the County of Bucks; and for vesting certain Glebe Lands, and the Tithes belonging to the Rectory of Haversham aforesaid in the said Lucy Knightley and his Heirs; and for making a Compensation to the Rector of the said Parish, in Lieu thereof."

"47. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Manor, Parish, and Liberties of Westbury, in the County of Buckingham."

"48. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Common Pastures, in the Parish of Nether Broughton, in the County of Leicester."

"49. An Act for dividing and enclosing a Moor, or Common, called Staindrop Moor, within the Township of Staindrop, in the County of Durham."

"50. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields in the Parish of Great Wigston, in the County of Leicester."

"51. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Husbands Bosworth, otherwise Boresworth, in the County of Leicester."

"52. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common or Waste Grounds within the Manor of Wombwell, in the County of York."

"53. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, lying within the Township, Hamlets, and Liberties, of Warkworth, in the County of Northampton."

"54. 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."

"55. An Act to empower the Guardians of George Earl of Egremont, an Infant, to enfranchise certain Customary Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Cumberland, Part of the settled Estates of the said Earl; and also to empower the Guardians of the said Earl and his Infant Brothers to make Leases of Part of the said Estates in the County of Cumberland; and to make Leases and Copyhold Grants of the several Estates limited and devised to them respectively by Charles Earl of Egremont, their late Father, deceased; and for other the Purposes therein mentioned."

"56. An Act for vesting Lands and Hereditaments in Great Britain and Ireland, Part of the Estate of James Earl of Barrymore, in Trustees, for raising Money towards paying and discharging the Debts and Encumbrances affecting his Real Estates."

"57. 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 Intermarriage with the said James Townsend, but subject to the Charges and Encumbrances affecting the same."

"58. An Act for enlarging the charitable Uses, extending the Objects, and regulating the Application of the Rents and Profits, of the Estates given by Sir William Harpur Knight and Dame Alice his Wife, for the Benefit of the Poor, and other Objects of Charity, of the Town of Bedford."

"59. 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 belonging to the said College."

"60. An Act to empower the Honourable George Lane Parker to shut up a Road or Way now used, over certain enclosed Lands, in the Parish of Gamlingay, in the County of Cambridge; and for extinguishing all Right to a certain Toll which he is now entitled to, in Two Lanes near the said Road or Way; and for obliging him to keep the said Lanes in Repair."

"61. An Act for enlarging the Time given to Trustees therein named, to execute certain Trusts vested in them in and by an Act of Parliament made in the Sixteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled, An Act for vesting the Remainder in Fee of several Lands in Ireland, the Estate of Arthur Plunkett Esquire, in Trustees, in order to sell such Lands to Protestant Purchasers;" and also by another Act of Parliament made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His said late Majesty, intituled, An Act for giving further Time to Trustees therein named, to execute certain Trusts vested in them in and by the said Act of Parliament made in the said Sixteenth Year of the Reign of His said late Majesty."

"62. An Act for divesting out of the Crown the Reversion in Fee of certain Lands in Ireland, late the Estate of Mathew Dowdall, a Papist, deceased, expectant upon the Death of his Three Grandsons without Issue Male and for vesting the same in Anthony Ladeveze of the City of Dublin Esquire, a Protestant, and his Heirs."

"63. An Act for divesting out of the Crown, and to vest in Gerald Fitzgerald of Rathrone in the County of Meath in the Kingdom of Ireland Esquire, and his Heirs, the Reversion in Fee of and in several Lands in Ireland."

"64. An Act to enable the Mayor and Aldermen of the Town of Saffron Walden, in the County of Essex, the Guardians or Trustees of King Edward the Sixth's Almshouses there, and other the Feoffees thereof, to convey Part of the Lands, Revenues, and Possessions, of the said Almshouses, to Sir John Griffin Griffin, in Exchange for other Lands, of greater Value, to be conveyed to and held by them, to the Uses and upon the Trusts therein mentioned; and for vesting Part of the Lands of Thomas Fuller, an Infant in Saffron Walden aforesaid, in the said Sir John Griffin Griffin, in Exchange for other Lands, of greater Value, to be conveyed to the said Infant and his Heirs; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"65. An Act for vesting certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the Town and County of Northampton, devised by the Will of Edward Bayly, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the like Uses."

"66. 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."

"67. An Act for naturalizing Peter Polhmann and David Godin."

"68. An Act for naturalizing Henry Kock."

"69. An Act for naturalizing Alexander Joseph Poittier."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then His Majesty was pleased to speak as follows:

His Majesty's Speech.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"I cannot put an End to this Session of Parliament, without returning you My Thanks for the prudent and salutary Measures which you have taken, to extend the Commerce, and to secure the Happiness, of My Kingdoms.

"The Assurances which I have received of the pacifick Disposition of the several Powers with whom we were lately at War, and of their Resolution to adhere inviolably to the Terms of the late Treaty, promise the Continuance of Peace Abroad; and the firm and temperate Exertion of your Authority, joined to the constitutional and publick-spirited Conduct which you have manifested on every Occasion during the present Session, will, I trust, establish at Home due Obedience to the Laws, Reverence to the Legislature, and Domestick Union.

"Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"I thank you for the Supplies which you have so chearfully and unanimously granted: The ample Provision you have made for the several Services recommended to you, and especially for maintaining My Fleet in a respectable State, will, I am confident, preserve to this Nation its proper Weight and Influence, and give Strength and Security to all My Dominions.

"The wise Regulations which have been established, to augment the publick Revenues, to unite the Interests of the most distant Possessions of My Crown, and to encourage and secure their Commerce with Great Britain, call for My hearty Approbation.

"Your Regard to publick Credit, in discharging a Part of the heavy Debt contracted and unprovided for during the late War, without imposing on this Kingdom the Burden of any new Taxes, is particularly pleasing to Me, from the tender Concern which I feel for My People.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"It is the proper Employment of this Season of Tranquillity, to consider of the most effectual Means for perfecting those Works of Peace, and Plans of publick Utility, which have been so wisely and happily begun.

"I recommend these important Objects to your Consideration during the Recess. You may depend upon My constant Endeavours for the Success of these good Purposes; as I shall ever esteem it My truest Glory to employ that Power, with which the Constitution hath entrusted Me, in promoting your real Interests and lasting Happiness."

Then the Lord Chancellor, having received Directions from His Majesty, said,

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

Parliament prorogued.

"It is His Majesty's Royal Will and Pleasure, that this Parliament be prorogued to Thursday the Twentyfirst Day of June next, to be then here held: And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Thursday the Twenty-first Day of June next."

Footnotes

1 Sic.
2 Deeft in Originali.
3 Origin; Almshouse.