House of Lords Journal Volume 35
November 1776 21-30

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November 1776 21-30

DIE Lunæ, 25o Novembris 1776.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Bangor.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Bridgewater.
Dux Montagu.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Hume.

PRAYERS.

Rowley et al. against Hamilton and Bainbridge.

The Answer of Henry Hamilton Esquire and George Bainbridge, to the Appeal of Hercules Langford Rowley and others, was this Day brought in:

Sutherland against Countess of Sutherland et al.

As was also, The Answer of Elizabeth Countess of Sutherland and her Guardians, to the Appeal of Andrew Sutherland of Cambusavie:

McLeod et al. against Ross et al.

Also, The Answer of Monro Ross of Pitcalny, Esquire, and Jean Ross, Grand-daughter of the late Alexander Ross of Pitcalny, to the Appeal of Robert Bruce Æneas McLeod of Cadboll, and his Tutors:

Ross against Ross et al.

And also, The Answer of Monro Ross of Pitcalny, Esquire, and others, to the Appeal of Captain John Ross of Balnagown.

Writs of Error delivered:

The Lord Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, in the usual Manner, delivered in, at the Table, Two Writs of Error:

In the First of which,

Cook against Bernard:

Henry Cook is Plaintiff, and John Bernard is Defendant.

And in the last,

Crosby against Smith.

William Crosby is Plaintiff, and Fox Smith is Defendant.

Elliot et al. against Wilson and Co.:

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the Petition and Appeal of Alexander Elliot, James Coulter, Robert Carrick, Andrew Dunlop, and Henry Ritchie, all Merchants in Glasgow, complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Judge Admiral in Scotland, of the 6th of January, 14th of February, and 7th of April 1775; and also of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 23d of January and 7th of March 1776; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellants might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;" as also upon the Answer of William Wilson and Company, Merchants in Glasgow, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Judgement.

It is Ordered and Adjudged by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutors complained of in the said Appeal be, and the same are hereby reversed: And it is hereby Declared, That the Respondents are entitled to a Return of the Premium paid by them to the Appellants: And it is therefore hereby Ordered and Adjudged, That the Appellants do pay, or cause to be paid, to the Respondents the said Premium.

Jackson et Ux. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of William Jackson of Swaffham, in the County of Norfolk, and Hannah his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to Mr. Justice Willes, and Mr. Justice Ashhurst, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon under their Hands; and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Glass against Glass.

Upon reading the Petition of John Glass, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Jane Glass his Wife is Respondent; setting forth, "That this Cause was set down for hearing on the 8th of this instant November, and stands appointed for Wednesday next: That the Appellant's Papers and Pleadings have been lately examined in the several Offices in Ireland, and are daily expected to arrive here by the Person who examined them, but has lately been detained by contrary Winds: That the Petitioner's Agent cannot prepare his Case until the Pleadings arrive, which the Petitioner expects in a few Days;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That the Hearing of this Cause may be adjourned for a Month, or to such other Time as their Lordships shall please to appoint, the Agent for the said Respondent having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:"

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Monday the 17th Day of February next.

E. Cassillis takes the Oaths, &c.

This Day David Earl of Cassillis took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Baillie against Chaigneau et al.:

A Petition of Arthur Baillie, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which William Chaigneau, John Keogh, and Robert Brown, are Respondents, was presented and read; setting forth, "That the Petitioner, having exhibited his Appeal to their Lordships for Relief touching the Matters therein complained of, is since advised to withdraw the same; and forasmuch as the Respondents have only very lately put in their Answer to the Petitioner's said Appeal, and the Cause not yet set down for hearing;" the Petitioner therefore most humbly prays their Lordships, "That he may be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal, without Costs."

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

And being withdrawn,

Appeal withdrawn with Costs.

Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal, upon Payment of Twenty Pounds Costs to the Respondents.

Farrard's Common, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Second Year of His present Majesty's Reign, "for repairing, widening, turning, and shortening, the Road leading from the Turnpike Road on Farrard's Common, in the Parish of Bradford, through Holt and Melksham, to Homan's Stile, in the Parish of Laycock, in the County of Wilts; and for completing a Communication between the said Road, and the Bath Turnpike Road upon Kingsdown Hill, in the same County."

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

Ld. President.
D. Bridgewater.
D. Montagu.
E. Suffolk.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Marchmont.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Mansfield.
V. Hampden.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Hume.

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

Hamilton and Bainbridge against Rowley et al.; Cross Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition and Cross Appeal of Henry Hamilton and George Bainbridge, complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 18th of December 1775, made in Two certain Causes; in the First of which, the Right Honourable Hercules Langford Rowley, James Butler Morn, John Sherwin, and Daniel Gregory, were Plaintiffs; and Henry Hamilton Esquire, George Bainbridge, Chichester Thompson, and Ann his Wife, Joshua Rowley, William Rowley, Robert Hamilton, and Benjamin Geale, Defendants; and in the last, the said Henry Hamilton and George Bainbridge were Plaintiffs; and the said Hercules Langford Rowley, James Butler Morn, John Sherwin, Daniel Gregory, Joshua Rowley, and William Rowley, Chichester Thompson, and Ann his Wife, Hans Hamilton, Robert Hamilton, Benjamin Geale, and Clotworthy Rowley, Defendants; and alledging that they are aggrieved thereby, and praying such Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships shall seem just; and that the said Hercules Langford Rowley, James Butler Morn, John Sherwin, Daniel Gregory, Joshua Rowley, William Rowley, Chichester Thompson, and Ann his Wife, Hans Hamilton, Robert Hamilton, Benjamin Geale, and Clotworthy Rowley, may be required to answer the said Appeal.

It is Ordered, That the said Hercules Langford Rowley, and the said several other Persons last named, 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 30th Day of December next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon their Six Clerks, Agent, or Solicitor in the said Court of Chancery in Ireland, shall be deemed good Service.

Mackenzie to enter into Recognizance on Faichney's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Mackenzie of The Inner Temple, London, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for William and George Faichneys, Merchants in Perth, on Account of their Appeal depending in this House, they residing in Scotland:"

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

Hartman's Nat. Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Dorothea Margreta Hartman," stands committed; be revived, and meet To-morrow.

Borthwick Claim of Peerage; Petition for reviving Committee of Privileges rejected, and the Petitioner not to assume the Title till he has made out his Claim.

Upon reading the Petition of John Borthwick of Crookston; setting forth, "That the Petitioner, in support of his Claim to the Title and Dignity of Lord Borthwick, did, in the last Session of Parliament, lodge his printed Cases, containing the Evidences of his Right to the said Dignity, and their Lordships were pleased to revive the Committee of Privileges, and appoint them to consider the said Claim on Monday last: That the Petitioner's Agent in Scotland hath shewn His Majesty's Law Agent there, Writings contained in the said Case, as by an Inventory and Receipt herewith produced: That at the Time of the Meeting of the said Committee, the Petitioner was informed, that His Majesty's Advocate was in Scotland, and on that Account it would be improper for the Committee to come to a Resolution on the said Claim: That the Lord Advocate's Attendance here may be very uncertain, and that it is extremely hard the Petitioner should be kept out of his Right by his Absence: That as the Hearing of this Claim has been often deferred owing to no Neglect of the Petitioner;" he therefore most humbly prays, "That their Lordships will consider his Case, and appoint the Lord Advocate for Scotland to lodge his Objections (if any) to the said Claim, with the Clerk of this House, on or before the last Day of December next; and that the Committee of Privileges may stand revived, and meet on Monday the 27th Day of January next, for the Purpose of determining the said Claim; and that the said Committee do not adjourn without determining whether the Petitioner hath, or hath not, a Right and Title to the said Honour and Dignity:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be rejected.

Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That John Borthwick of Crookston, claiming the Title and Dignity of Lord Borthwick, do not presume to take upon himself the said Title and Dignity, until his Claim shall have been allowed in due Course of Law; and that in the mean Time, until the same shall be so allowed, the said John Borthwick, or any Person claiming under him, be not admitted to vote, by virtue of the said Title, at the Election of any Peer of Scotland to sit and vote in this House, pursuant to the Articles of Union; and that Notice of this Order be given to the Lord Clerk Register of Scotland.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 26o Novembris 1776.

Domini tam Spirituals quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Bangor.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Marchmount.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Hume.

PRAYERS.

Mutiny Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

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

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

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

Farrard's Common, &c Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Second Year of His present Majesty's Reign, "for repairing, widening, turning, and shortening, the Road leading from the Turnpike Road on Farrard's Common, in the Parish of Bradford, through Holt and Melksham, to Homan's Stile, in the Parish of Laycock, in the County of Wilts; and for completing a Communication between the said Road and the Bath Turnpike Road upon Kingsdown Hill, in the same 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."

Hartman's Nat. Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Dorothea Margreta Hartman," was committed.

Melasse's Nat. Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Gilles Prudent Melasse," was committed.

Ferrard's Common, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Second Year of His present Majesty's Reign, "for repairing, widening, turning, and shortening the Road leading from the Turnpike Road on Farrard's Common, in the Parish of Bradford, through Holt and Melksham, to Homan's Stile, in the Parish of Laycock, in the County of Wilts; and for completing a Communication between the said Road and the Bath Turnpike Road upon Kingsdown Hill, in the same County."

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 ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Hett:

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

Malt Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Grey Cooper and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven;" 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 Mercurii, vicesimum septimum diem instantis Novembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 27o Novembris 1776.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor. Comes Bathurst Cancellarius.
Dux Portland.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Hume.
Ds. Amherst.

PRAYERS.

Pilkington against Bayley.

The Answer of Frances Bayley Widow, to the Appeal of Thomas Pilkington Gentleman, was this Day brought in.

Malt Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven."

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.

Mutiny Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

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.

Melasse's Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Gilles Prudent Melasse."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hartman's Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Dorothea Margreta Hartman."

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, severally, sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Hett:

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

Crownthorpe Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Crownthorpe, in the County of Norfolk;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Tax and Gottlieb's Nat. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Paul Johan Christian Tax and John Vallientine Gottlieb;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hartley's Patent Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting in David Hartley Esquire, his Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, the sole Use and Property of a certain Method, by him invented, of securing Buildings and Ships against the Calamities of Fire, throughout His Majesty's Dominions, for a limited Time;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Kighley, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of so much of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing certain Roads therein mentioned, as relates to the Roads from Kighley to Wakefield, and from Kighley to Halifax, and from Dudley Hill, through Beckwith-Shaw, to Killinghall, and from Beckwith-Shaw to the South-west Corner of Harrogate Enclosures, in the West Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Marine Mutiny Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Five Bills were, severally, read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 28o Novembris 1776.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bangor.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Marchmont.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Hume.

PRAYERS.

Marine Mutiny Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore."

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.

Kighley, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of so much of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing certain Roads therein mentioned, as relates to the Roads from Kighley to Wakefield, and from Kighley to Halifax, and from Dudley Hill, through Beckwith-Shaw, to Killinghall, and from Beckwith-Shaw to the South-west Corner of Harrogate Enclosures, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

D. Bridgewater.
E. Marchmont.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Hume.

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

Crownthorpe Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Crownthorpe, 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.

Tax and Gottlieb's Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Paul Johan Christian Tax and John Vallientine Gottlieb."

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.

Malt Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven."

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Mutiny Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Dunne's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Martin Dunne of Gatley Park, in the County of Hereford, M. D. and of the Reverend Thomas Dunne Clerk, A.M. Rector of the Rectory of Markeley otherwise Martley, in the Diocese and County of Worcester; praying Leave to bring a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, and Mr. Baron Hotham, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands; and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Hartley's Patent Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting in David Hartley Esquire, his Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, the sole Use and Property of a certain Method, by him invented, of securing Buildings and Ships against the Calamities of Fire, throughout His Majesty's Dominions, for a limited 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 the Day Sevennight after the Day on which the House shall meet after the Recess at Christmas, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been present this Session be added to the said Committee.

Commissioners of the Navy to attend Committee on.

Ordered, That some of the Commissioners of His Majesty's Navy do attend the said Committee.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 29o Novembris 1776.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bangor.
Comes Bathurst Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Marchmont.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Hume.
Ds. Amherst.

PRAYERS.

Jackson against Hogan, in Error.

The Order of the Day being read for hearing Counsel in the Cause upon the Writ of Error, wherein Rowland Jackson is Plaintiff, and John Hogan is Defendant, being a Writ of Error brought by the Plaintiff, in order to reverse a Judgement given in His Majesty's Court of King's Bench in England, for the said Defendant, reversing a Judgement of the Court of King's Bench in Ireland, given in favour of the said Plaintiff; and for the Judges to attend:

Counsel were accordingly called in;

And the Counsel for the Plaintiff having been heard;

Also One Counsel for the Defendant:

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

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

Crownthorpe Enclosure Bill.

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

Kighley, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of so much of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing certain Roads therein mentioned, as relates to the Roads from Kighley to Wakefield, and from Kighley to Halifax, and from Dudley Hill, through Beckwith-Shaw, to Killinghall, and from Beckwith-Shaw to the South-west Corner of Harrogate Enclosures, in the West Riding of the County of York," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Tax and Gottlieb's Nat. Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Paul Johan Christian Tax and John Vallientine Gottlieb," was committed.

Malt Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Mutiny Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

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, severally, sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Hett:

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

Marine Mutiny Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore."

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Crownthorpe Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Crownthorpe, in the County of Norfolk."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Marine Mutiny Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Kighley, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of so much an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing certain Roads therein mentioned, as relates to the Roads from Kighley to Wakefield, and from Kighley to Halifax, and from Dudley Hill, through Beckwith-Shaw, to Killinghall, and from Beckwith-Shaw to the Southwest Corner of Harrogate Enclosures, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Tax and Gottlieb's Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Paul Johan Christian Tax and John Vallientine Gottlieb."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

And Messages were, severally, 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.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein Walter Rice Esquire is Appellant, and Edward Mainwaring Davies Howarth Esquire, and another, are Respondents, which stands appointed for Wednesday next, be put off to the First Cause Day after the Meeting of the House after the Recess at Christmas; and that the Rest of the Causes, on Cause Days, be removed in course.

Adjourn.

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