House of Lords Journal Volume 35
March 1777 1-10

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 35: March 1777 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 35: 1776-1779 (1767-1830), pp. 78-90. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116590 Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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March 1777 1-10

DIE Lunæ, 3o Martii 1777.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestrien.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Northington.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Hume.
Ds. Brownlow.

PRAYERS.

Ld. R. Spencer and D. Marlborough Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Right Honourable Robert Spencer commonly called Lord Robert Spencer, and of the Duke of Marlborough; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting in the Right Honourable Robert Spencer commonly called Lord Robert Spencer, and the most Noble George Duke of Marlborough, One of the Knights Companions of the most Noble Order of the Garter, and the Heirs and Assigns of the said Duke of Marlborough, the Settled Estates of the said Lord Robert Spencer, situate in the County of Lincoln."

Curson's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Barnewall Curson Esquire, to settle a Jointure upon any Woman or Women he may hereafter marry."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
E. Suffolk.
E. Denbigh.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Northington.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
V. Montague.
V. Hampden.
Ld. Abp. Canterbury.
Ld. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Le Despencer.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Edgcumbe.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Vernon.
L. Hume.
L. Brownlow.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday the 18th Day of this instant March, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Wendover, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Three several Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Roads therein mentioned, in the County of Bucks, so far as the said Acts relate to the Road from the West End of the Town of Wendover, to the End of a Lane called Oak Lane, next the Great Road called The Oxford Road; and also Half a Mile of Road next from the River Colne, towards Beconsfield, 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."

Smith et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Thomas Assheton Smith Esquire, and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Thomas Assheton Smith Esquire, and William Henry Assheton Smith his Brother, to grant Building, Improving, and other Leases of the Estates devised by the Will of William Smith Esquire, deceased."

Sir W. Hamilton et Ux. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Honourable Sir William Hamilton Knight of the most Honourable Order of the Bath, and Dame Catherine his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of Sir William Hamilton and Dame Catherine his Wife, in Trustees, to sell or exchange the same; and for laying out the Money to arise by Sale thereof in the Purchase of other Messuages, Lands or Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses."

Corpus Christi College, and Wisdome Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the President and Scholars of Corpus Christi College, in the University of Oxford, and Simon Wisdome Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing and confirming Exchanges of divers Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, situate, standing, lying, and being within the Hamlet of Wighthill, in the Parish of Tackley, in the County of Oxford, pursuant to Articles of Agreement between the President and Scholars of Corpus Christi College, in the University of Oxford, and Simon Wisdome Esquire; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:"

Clarke to take the Name of Jervoise, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Jervoise Clarke Esquire, and the Heirs Male of His Body, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Jervoise, pursuant to the Will of Thomas Jervoise Esquire, deceased."

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.

Harnham Hill, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term of an Act made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, "for repairing and widening the Road from the Top of Harnham Hill, near the City of New Sarum, in the County of Wilts, through the Towns of Blandford Forum, and Dorchester, to a certain Intrenchment on Askerwell Hill, in the County of Dorset, and from the Index Post on the Side of Harnham Hill aforesaid, to a House called Master Baker's Farm House, in the said County of Wilts."

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

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

Faland to Leeds Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of Two Acts, passed in the Fourteenth and Twenty-sixth Years of His late Majesty's Reign, "for repairing the Road leading from Ealand to the Town of Leeds, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

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

Woollen Yarn Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually preventing Frauds and Abuses committed by Persons employed in the Manufactures of Combing Wool, Worsted Yarn, and Goods made from Worsted, in the Counties of York, Lancaster, and Chester."

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.

Tunstall Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and other un-enclosed Grounds, within the Township of Tunstall, in Holderness, in the East Riding of 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 Wednesday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Jackson's Bill, Motion for dispenting with Standing Order put off.

Ordered, That the Order for taking into further Consideration the Motion made on Thursday the 20th Day of February last, for dispensing with the Standing Order, No. 126, on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable William Jackson and Hannah his Wife, to carry into Execution an Agreement for Sale of certain Hereditaments situate at or near Barney, in the County of Norfolk (being their Settled Estate), to Richard Reeve the Younger, Gentleman; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses to which the said Settled Estate doth now stand limited," which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Wednesday next; and the Lords summoned.

Bills passed by Commission.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That His Majesty had been pleased to issue a Commission to several Lords therein named, for declaring His Royal Assent to several Acts agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Then Three of the Lords Commissioners being in their Rohes, and seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack, the Lord Chancellor in the Middle, with the Earl of Dartmouth Lord Privy Seal on his Right Hand, and the Earl of Hillsborough on his Left, commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the Commons, The Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House to hear the Commission read;

Who, being come with their Speaker,

The Lord Chancellor said,

My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

His Majesty not thinking sit to be personally present here at this Time, has been pleased to cause a Commission to be issued under the Great Seal, and thereby given His Royal Assent to divers Acts which have been agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament, the Titles whereof are particularly mentioned; and by the said Commission hath commanded us to declare and notify His Royal Assent to the said several Acts, in the Presence of you the Lords and Commons assembled for that Purpose; which Commission you will now hear read."

Then the said Commission was read by the Clerk, as follows:

GEORGE R.

George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Desender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our Trusty and Well-beloved the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting. Whereas, We have seen and perfectly understood divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue; (that is to say), "An Act for enabling the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of Great Britain, to grant Commissions to the Commanders of private Ships and Vessels employed in Trade, or retained in His Majesty's Service, to take and make Prize of all such Ships and Vessels, and their Cargoes, as are therein mentioned, for a limited Time." "An Act to empower His Majesty to secure and detain Persons charged with or suspected of the Crime of High Treason committed in any of His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in America, or on the High Seas, or the Crime of Piracy." "An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia, in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven." "An Act to amend so much of an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, (intituled, "An Act for establishing certain Regulations for the better Management of the Affairs of the East India Company, as well in India as in Europe"); as relates to the Day on which the annual Election of Directors of the said Company is to be made." "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 against the Calamities of Fire, throughout His Majesty's Dominions, for a limited Time." "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor of the Parish of Saint Mary Islington, in the County of Middlesex; and for building a Workhouse for the said Parish." "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from a Place called Crouch Hill, in the Parish of Henfield, to the Turnpike Road leading from Brighthelmstone to Cuckfield, and from the East Side of the said Turnpike Road to the Town of Ditchling, in the County of Sussex." "An Act to repeal an Act of the Thirty-third of His late Majesty, for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from the Market-House in the Town of Kidderminster, in the County of Worcester; and also to repeal so much of Two Acts of the Tenth of His late Majesty, and the Seventh of His present Majesty, as relate to the Road from the Mitre Oak to a Farm House called Goodness, and from Titton Brook to the Hamlet of Wribbenhall, in the said County; and to discontinue the Powers of an Act of the Eighth of His present Majesty, so far as relate to the Road from the Cross of the Hands near Goodness Farm, to a Place called The Spout; and for more effectually amending, widening and keeping in Repair, the several Roads described in the first-mentioned Act, and also several other Roads therein mentioned." "An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Maypole, in the Town of Henfield, over Poynings Common, to the Town of Brighthelmstone, and from Poynings Common aforesaid to Highcross, in the Parish of Albourne, and from thence, for the Distance of Two Furlongs of the Road or Lane leading towards Twineham, and from the Marle Pit, near the Bottom of Saddlescombe Hill, in the Parish of Newtimber, to the Marle Pit fronting Newtimber Broad Lane, in the same Parish, in the County of Suffex." "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Roads from the Town of Leeds, through Harwood, to the South-west Corner of the Enclosures of Harrogate, and from thence, in Two Branches, (One through Ripley, over Burage Green, and the other, through Knaresborough and Boroughbridge), to Ripon, and from thence to the First Rill of Water or Watercourse on Hutton Moor, in the County of York; and for repairing the Sloughs or Ruts on the said Moor;" so far as the same relates to the Road leading from the South-west Corner of the Enclosures of Harrogate, through Knaresborough, to Boroughbridge." "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Stall-gate Close, at the South-west End of the Town of Bedford, to the Town of Ampthill, and from the said Town of Ampthill to Woburn Park, in the County of Bedford; and also the Road branching out of the same in Kempston Field, to the Turnpike Road leading from Hitchin to the said Town of Bedford." "An Act for repealing an Act, made in the Twenty-seventh Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, "for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from Union Point, near the Town of Uckfield, in the County of Suffex, to Langney Bridge, in the Parish of Westham, in the said County, and for more effectually repairing the said Road; and also for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road from the Side Gate, on the Horsebridge Turnpike Road, in the Parish of Hellingly, to the Turnpike Road leading from Cross-in-Hand to Burwash, in the said County." "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Combe Bridge, through Winsley and Bradford, to Staverton Bridge, and to the Trowbridge Road on Ashton Common; and also the Road from Bradford Bridge to Cockhill Gate, all in the County of Wilts; and for making effectual Provision for maintaining a Bridge over the River Avon at Stokeford, in the same County." "An Act for continuing the Term of Two Acts, passed in the Fourth and Twenty-fourth Years of His late Majesty King George the Second, "for repairing the Roads leading from the most Southern Part of Butt Lane, in the Parish of Lawton, in the County Palatine of Chester, to Lawton, and from thence to Henshall's Smithy upon Cranage Green, in the said County." "An Act for enlarging the Term and continuing the Powers of Two Acts of Parliament, One passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads from the Town of Leeds, through Harwood, to the South-west Corner of the Enclosures of Harrogate, and from thence, in Two Branches (One through Ripley over Burage Green, and the other through Knaresborough and Boroughbridge) to Ripon, and from thence to the First Rill of Water or Watercourse on Hutton Moor, in the County of York; and for repairing the Sloughs or Ruts on the said Moor;" and the other passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of His said Majesty's Reign, to explain and amend the said first-mentioned Act, with respect to the Road from the Town of Leeds, through Harwood, to the South-west Corner of the Enclosures of Harrogate." "An Act for repealing so much of Two Acts made in the Eleventh and Seventeenth Years of the Reign of King George the Second, "for repairing several Roads leading to and from the Town of Derby, in the County of Derby, as relates to the Road leading from the Gaol Bridge in the said Town of Derby, through the Town of Ashborne, to Hurdloe House, in the said County, for making more effectual Provision for the Repair of the said Road, and for enabling the Trustees to alter Part of the Course of the present Road between Ashborne and the New Inn Turnpike." "An Act for vesting the several Rectories, Parsonages, Churches, and Chapels of Rockburne, Breamore, South Charford, Hale, Whitsbury, and Quidesley, with the Glebe Lands, Tythes, and other Appurtenances thereto respectively belonging, Part of the Settled Estates of the Most Noble George Duke of Manchester, in Trustees, upon certain Trusts therein expressed; and for settling other Lands and Hereditaments of the said Duke, in lieu thereof, to the several Uses therein mentioned." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Common Meadows, and Common Pastures, within the Manor and Parish of Thorpe Malsor, in the County of Northampton." An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Tansor, in the County of Northampton." "An Act to enable the Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses of the Town of Great Torrington, in the County of Devon, and other Trustees, to grant Part of the Common or Waste Lands called Great Torrington Common, to William Callon, pursuant to an Agreement for that Purpose; and other the Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act for dividing and enclosing an Open Waste or Common called Westergate Common, in the Parish of Aldingborne, in the County of Sussex." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons or Waste Grounds, within the Lordship or Liberty, and Parish of Hatherne, in the County of Leicester." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields and Meadows, within the Parish of Shepshead, in the County of Leicester, and the Common Ground lying within the Ring Fence of the same Fields, and adjoining thereto, within the same Parish; and also several Closes or Parcels of Land and Ground, called The Carrs and Michaelmas Grounds, within the said Parish." "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the Manor and Parish of Holcot, in the County of Northampton." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Grounds, within the Manor or Lordship of King's Mcaburn, in the Parish of Moreland, in the County of Westmorland." "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Piece of Common or Waste Ground, lying in the Villages of Horncliff and Horncliff Lone-End, in the Parish of Norham, in the County of Durham." "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Commons or Waste Grounds, Open Common Fields, undivided Enclosures, and other Commonable Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Thorner, in the West Riding of the County of York." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Moors, Commons or Waste Grounds, within the Township of Rednal in the Parish of West Felton, in the County of Salop." "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands and Commons, within the Parish of Tempsford, in the County of Bedford." "An Act to enable John Eames a Minor, and his Issue, to take and use the Surname of Waight, pursuant to the Will of John Waight Esquire, deceased." "An Act for naturalizing George William Soltau, Gerhard Berck, Henry Albrecht Hammelburg, and Gunter Henry Kroger." "An Act for naturalizing Ernest Bernard Banning." "An Act for naturalizing John Centlivres." "An Act for naturalizing Marcellin Pernoud." "An Act for naturalizing William Aguiton." "An Act for naturalizing Willem Vlught." "An Act for naturalizing Horace Cattaneo and Francis Gaudot." "And albeit, the said Acts by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts: And forasmuch as for divers Causes and Considerations, We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same, and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; Willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence, and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force, and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly, in the Presence of you all, assented to the same: And We do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern; commanding also by these Presents Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Henry Earl Bathurst, Our Chancellor of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; and also commanding the most Reverend Father in God Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Frederick Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our Right Trusty and Right Wellbeloved Cousins and Counsellors Granville Earl Gower, President of Our Council; William Earl of Dartmouth, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our Right Trusty and Right Entirely-beloved Cousins and Counsellors Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton, Thomas Duke of Leeds, John Duke of Rutland, Peregrine Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, Great Chamberlain of England; Our Right Trusty and Right Wellbeloved Cousins and Counsellors William Earl Talbot, Steward of Our Household; Francis Seymour Earl of Hertford, Chamberlain of Our Household; Henry Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; John Earl of Sandwich, First Commissioner of Our Admiralty; Robert Earl of Holdernesse, William Henry Earl of Rochford, Hugh Earl of Marchmont, John Earl of Ashburnham, Groom of Our Stole; Simon Earl Harcourt, Wills Earl of Hillsborough, William Earl of Mansfield, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; George Viscount Townshend, and Thomas Viscount Weymouth, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State, or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent in Our Absence in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts, with such Terms and Words in Our Name as is requisite and hath been accustomed for the same, and also to enrol these Our Letters Patent and the said Acts in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf: And finally, We do declare and will that, after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament and Laws, to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing or Things, to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Third Day of March, in the Seventeenth Year of Our Reign.

"By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand."

"Yorke."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

"In Obedience to His Majesty's Commands, and by virtue of the Commission which has been now read, We do declare and notify to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That His Majesty hath given His Royal Assent to the several Acts in the Commission mentioned; and the Clerks are required to pass the same in the usual Form and Words."

1. "An Act for enabling the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of Great Britain, to grant Commissions to the Commanders of Private Ships and Vessels employed in Trade, or retained in His Majesty's Service, to take and make Prize of all such Ships and Vessels, and their Cargoes, as are therein mentioned, for a limited Time."

2. "An Act to empower His Majesty to secure and detain Persons charged with or suspected of the Crime of High Treason committed in any of His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in America, or on the High Seas, or the Crime of Piracy."

3. "An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia, in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven."

4. "An Act to amend so much of an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, (intituled, "An Act for establishing certain Regulations for the better Management of the Affairs of the East India Company, as well in India, as in Europe,") as relates to the Day on which the annual Election of Directors of the said Company is to be made."

5. "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 against the Calamities of Fire, throughout His Majesty's Dominions, for a limited Time."

6. "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor of the Parish of Saint Mary, Islington, in the County of Middlesex; and for building a Workhouse for the said Parish."

7. "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from a Place called Crouch Hill, in the Parish of Henfield, to the Turnpike Road leading from Brighthelmstone to Cuckfield, and from the East Side of the said Turnpike Road to the Town of Ditchling,in the County of Sussex."

8. An Act to repeal an Act of the Thirty-third of "His late Majesty, for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair several Roads leading from the Market-house, in the Town of Kidderminster, in the County of Worcester; and also to repeal so much of Two Acts of the Tenth of His late Majesty, and the Seventh of His present Majesty, as relate to the Road from The Mitre Oak to a Farm House called Goodness, and from Titton Brook to the Hamlet of Wribbenhall, in the said County; and to discontinue the Powers of an Act of the Eighth of His present Majesty, so far as relate to the Road from the Cross of the Hands near Goodness Farm, to a Place called The Spout; and for more effectually amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the several Roads described in the first-mentioned Act, and also several other Roads therein mentioned."

9. "An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from The Maypole, in the Town of Henfield, over Poynings Common, to the Town of Brighthelmstone, and from Poynings Common aforesaid, to Highcross, in the Parish of Albourne, and from thence, for the Distance of Two Furlongs of the Road or Lane leading towards Twineham, and from the Marle Pit, near the Bottom of Saddlescombe Hill, in the Parish of Newtimber, to the Marle Pit fronting Newtimber Broad Lane, in the same Parish, in the County of Suffex."

10. "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, "for repairing the Roads from the Town of Leeds, through Harwood, to the South-west Corner of the Enclosures of Harrogate, and from thence in Two Branches, (One through Ripley over Burage Green, and the other through Knaresborough and Boroughbridge), to Ripon, and from thence to the First Rill of Water or Watercourse on Hutton Moor, in the County of York, and for repairing the Sloughs or Rutts on the said Moor;" so far as the same relates to the Road leading from the South-west Corner of the Enclosures of Harrogate, through Knaresborough, to Boroughbridge."

11. "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Stall-gate Close, at the South-west End of the Town of Bedford, to the Town of Ampthill, and from the said Town of Ampthill to Woburn Park, in the County of Bedford; and also the Road branching out of the same, in Kempston Field,to the Turnpike Road leading from Hitchin to the said Town of Bedford."

12. "An Act for repealing an Act made in the Twenty-seventh Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, "for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from Union Point, near the Town of Uckfield, in the County of Sussex, to Langney Bridge, in the Parish of Westham, in the said County, and for more effectually repairing the said Road; and also for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road from the Side-Gate on the Horsebridge Turnpike Road, in the Parish of Hellingly, to the Turnpike Road leading from Cross-in-Hand to Burwash, in the said County."

13. "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Combe Bridge, through Winsley and Bradford, to Staverton Bridge, and to the Trowbridge Road on Ashton Common; and also the Road from Bradford Bridge to Cockhill Gate, all in the County of Wilts; and for making effectual Provision for maintaining a Bridge over the River Avon, at Stokeford, in the same County."

14. "An Act for continuing the Term of Two Acts, passed in the Fourth and Twenty-fourth Years of His late Majesty King George the Second, "for repairing the Roads leading from the most Southern Part of Butt Lane, in the Parish of Lawton, in the County Palatine of Chester, to Lawton, and from thence to Hensball's Smithy upon Cranage Green, in the said County."

15. "An Act for enlarging the Term, and continuing the Powers of Two Acts of Parliament, One passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads from the Town of Leeds, through Harwood, to the South-west Corner of the Enclosures of Harrogate, and from thence in Two Branches (One through Ripley, over Burage Green, and the other through Knaresborough and Boroughbridge) to Ripon, and from thence to the First Rill of Water or Watercourse on Hutton Moor, in the County of York; and for repairing the Sloughs or Rutts on the said Moor;" and the other, passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of His said Majesty's Reign, to explain and amend the said first-mentioned Act, with respect to the Road from the Town of Leeds, through Harwood, to the South-west Corner of the Enclosures of Harrogate."

16. "An Act for repealing so much of Two Acts, made in the Eleventh and Seventeenth Years of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing several Roads leading to and from the Town of Derby, in the County of Derby, as relates to the Road leading from the Gaol Bridge, in the said Town of Derby, through the Town of Ashborne, to Hurdloe House, in the said County; for making more effectual Provision for the Repair of the said Road; and for enabling the Trustees to alter Part of the Course of the present Road between Ashborne and the New Inn Turnpike."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

17. "An Act for vesting the several Rectories, Parsonages, Churches, and Chapels, of Rockburne, Breamore, South Charford, Hale, Whitsbury, and Quidesley, with the Glebe Lands, Tythes, and other Appurtenances thereto respectively belonging, Part of the Settled Estates of the Most Noble George Duke of Manchester, in Trustees, upon certain Trusts therein expressed; and for settling other Lands and Hereditaments of the said Duke, in lieu thereof, to the several Uses therein mentioned."

18. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Common Meadows, and Common Pastures, within the Manor and Parish of Thorpe Malsor, in the County of Northampton."

19. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Tansor, in the County of Northampton."

20. "An Act to enable the Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses, of the Town of Great Torrington, in the County of Devon, and other Trustees, to grant Part of the Common or Waste Lands called Great Torrington Common to William Callon, pursuant to an Agreement for that Purpose; and other the Purposes therein mentioned."

21. "An Act for dividing and enclosing an Open Waste or Common, called Westergate Common, in the Parish of Aldingborne, in the County of Sussex."

22. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons or Waste Grounds, within the Lordship or Liberty, and Parish of Hatherne, in the County of Leicester."

23. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields and Meadows, within the Parish of Shepshead, in the County of Leicester, and the Common Ground lying within the Ring Fence of the same Fields, and adjoining thereto, within the same Parish; and also several Closes or Parcels of Land and Ground, called The Carrs and Michaelmas Grounds, within the said Parish."

24. "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the Manor and Parish of Holcot, in the County of Northampton."

25. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Grounds, within the Manor or Lordship of King's Meaburn, in the Parish of Moreland, in the County of Westmorland."

26. "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Piece of Common or Waste Ground, lying in the Villages of Horncliff and Horncliff Lone-End, in the Parish of Norham, in the County of Durham."

27. "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Commons or Waste Grounds, Open Common Fields, Undivided Enclosures, and other Commonable Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Thorner, in the West Riding of the County of York."

28. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Moors, Commons or Waste Grounds, within the Township of Rednal, in the Parish of West Felton, in the County of Salop."

29. "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands, and Commons, within the Parish of Tempsford, in the County of Bedford."

30. "An Act to enable John Eames a Minor, and his Issue, to take and use the Surname of Waight, pursuant to the Will of John Waight Esquire, deceased."

31. "An Act for naturalizing George William Soltau, Gerhard Berck, Henry Albrecht Hammelburg, and Gunter Henry Kroger."

32. "An Act for naturalizing Ernest Bernard Banning."

33. "An Act for naturalizing John Centlivres."

34. "An Act for naturalizing Marcellin Pernoud."

35. "An Act for naturalizing William Aguiton."

36. "An Act for naturalizing Willem Vlught."

37. "An Act for naturalizing Horace Cattaneo and Francis Gaudot."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Syston, &c. Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, and Pastures, in the Parish of Syston, in the County of Leicester, and several Parcels of un-enclosed Land in the Parish of Barkby, in the said County of Leicester, lying within the Ring of the said Fields;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Warminster, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and keeping in Repair the Road from the Town of Warminster, in the County of Wilts, to a Place where the Roads to Bath and Bristol divide, and from the Town of Frome to the Town of Beckington, in the County of Somerset; and for repealing an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, relating to the said Roads; and for repairing the Road from or near the Red Lion, in the Parish of Woolverton, in the said County of Somerset, to Rode Bridge, and from the said Bridge to the Turnpike Road leading from Trowbridge, by White Trough to Beckington aforesaid;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Egerton, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Philip Egerton, of Oulton, in the County of Chester, Esquire, praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Settled Estate of Philip Egerton Esquire, in the County of Flint; and for investing the Money in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses."

Ross ct al. against Ross.

Upon reading the Petition of Mrs. Elizabeth Ross and others, Executors of Hugh Ross deceased, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which Mr. David Ross is Respondent, which stands appointed for Hearing on Wednesday next; setting forth, "That the Petitioners have laid the Draft of their Cafe before Counsel as early as the 18th of January last, but by reason of the Multiplicity of their Counsel's Business, they have not yet been able to obtain his Hand thereto, which puts them under the Necessity of applying to their Lordships to put off the Hearing for a few Days;" and therefore praying "Their Lordships to put off the Hearing of this Cause until this Day Sev'night, or any other short Day their Lordships shall please to appoint:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be rejected.

Lady Cranston et al. against Scott et al.

Upon reading the Petition of George Lewis Scott Esquire, and others, Respondents in a Cause depending in this House, to which Sophia Lady Cranston, and others, are Appellants; setting forth, "That this Cause stands appointed for Hearing on Friday the 7th of this instant March; that the Petitioners Case is settled and printed, and it was not their Intention to apply for a Delay; but the Lord Advocate, who is Counsel for the Petitioners, has been suddenly obliged to set out for Scotland;" and therefore praying "Their Lordships to put off the Hearing of this Cause until after the Recess at Easter, or to such other Time as their Lordships shall think proper, the Agent for the said Appellants having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:"

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of this Cause be put off to the Second Cause Day after the Recess at Easter.

Irvine against E. Aberdeen et al.

A Petition of Alexander Irvine of Drum, Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which George Earl of Aberdeen, and others, are Respondents, was presented and read; setting forth, "That this Appeal respects the Property of the Estate of Drum, and others, worth several Thousand Pounds per Annum, and complains of the Judgement of the Court of Session pronounced against the Petitioner; that this Suit has depended for several Years in the said Court, the Papers therein very voluminous, and the Arguments of the Counsel at determining the Cause took up no less than Ten Days; that this Appeal was presented the Beginning of this Session; and the Petitioner hath ever since been busy in forwarding the Extract of the Proceedings from the proper Offices in the said Court of Session, and in preparing his Case, which is now almost ready, and will be in the Press in a few Days; that the Case and other Papers in this Cause necessarily to be looked into by their Lordships are unavoidably very long; that the Petitioner meant to have laid them on their Lordships' Table before Easter, in order for their Perusal at their Leisure during that Recess, and he thought the Respondents Intention corresponded with his, but it has happened otherwise, for on Thursday last, upon the Respondents Application alone, and without the Petitioner's Consent, this Cause was set down to be heard on the 19th instant; that the Petitioner hopes he shall be forgiven for stating to their Lordships, that it will be impossible for him to get his Case printed by that Day, much less will it be possible for their Lordships to peruse it, and the relative Papers; besides, the Counsel which the Petitioner is at the Expence of bringing from Scotland cannot leave that Place sooner than the 12th of this Month, as the Term rises there on the 11th, which would totally deprive him of their able Assistance so material in his Cause; that the Petitioner therefore flatters himself, from the Importance and Length of his Cause, their Lordships will be inclined to indulge him with a reasonable Delay, and, if agreeable to their Lordships, he would humbly suggest and pray that the Cases for both Parties should be lodged with their Lordships on or before the 25th Instant; and that the Hearing of the Cause might be postponed until the Second Cause Day after Easter."

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

And being withdrawn;

Ordered, That the Hearing of this Cause be put off to the Third Cause Day after the Recess at Easter; and that both Parties do deliver their Cases to the House on or before the 25th Day of this instant March.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 5o Martii 1777.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Cestrien.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Bolton.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Hume.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Foley.

PRAYERS.

Brent Bridge to Gasking Gate Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and enlarging the Powers of an Act made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, "for repairing the High Road leading from Brent Bridge, in the County of Devon, to Gasking Gate, in or near the Borough of Plymouth, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Lees Fell, &c. Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a Common Moor or Tract of Waste Ground, called Lees Fell, otherwise Morralee and Struthers Common, and Hagbank, within the Barony or Manor of Langley, and in the Parish of Warden, in the County of Northumberland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Poole and Winbourne, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging several of the Powers contained in an Act made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, so far as the same relate to the Road from the Turnpike Road between the Town and County of Poole and Winbourn Minster, in the County of Dorset, to the Turnpike Road in the Parish of Brianston, in the said County of Dorset, which leads from Blandford Forum to Dorchester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Tunstall Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and other un-enclosed Grounds, within the Township of Tunstall, in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Heston Charity Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to discharge certain Copyhold Premises in the Parish of Heston, in the County of Middlesex, from the Uses and Trusts thereof declared by the Will of Mary Wotton deceased, and to subject and charge the same Copyhold Premises, and also certain Freehold Lands lying contiguous thereto, within the said Parish, with the Payment of a perpetual yearly Rent Charge of Twelve Pounds to the Reverend John Gibson Clerk, and his Successors, Vicars of the said Parish, for the Use of the Poor of the same Parish; and for settling and assuring the same Premises so charged in the Trustees of Rupert Clarke Esquire, upon the Trusts therein mentioned," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Clarke to take the Name of Jervoise, Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Jervoise Clarke Esquire, and the Heirs Male of his Body, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Jervoise, pursuant to the Will of Thomas Jervoise Esquire, deceased," 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."

Harnham Hill, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term of an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, "for repairing and widening the Road from the Top of Harnham Hill, near the City of New Sarum, in the County of Wilts, through the Towns of Blandford Forum and Dorchester, to a certain Intrenchment on Askerwell Hill, in the County of Dorset, and from the Index Post on the Side of Harnham Hill aforesaid, to a House called Master Baker's Farm House, in the said County of Wilts," was committed.

Woollen Yarn Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually preventing Frauds and Abuses committed by Persons employed in the Manufactures of Combing Wool, Worsted, Yarn, and Goods made from Worsted, in the Counties of York, Lancaster, and Chester," was committed.

Ealand to Leeds Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of Two Acts passed in the Fourteenth and Twenty-sixth Years of His late Majesty's Reign, "for repairing the Road leading from Ealand to the Town of Leeds, in the West Riding of the County of York," was committed.

Smith's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Thomas Assheton Smith Esquire, and William Henry Assheton Smith his Brother, to grant Building, Improving, and other Leases, of the Estates devised by the Will of William Smith Esquire, deceased."

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

Ld. President.
D. Bolton.
E. Denbigh.
E. Rochford.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Radnor.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Clarendon.
V. Montague.
V. Falmouth.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Paget.
L. Godolphin.
L. Sandys.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Beaulieu.
L. Vernon.
L. Hume.
L. Cardiff.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Harrowby.
L. Foley.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Thursday the 20th Day of this instant March, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Ld. R. Spencer's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting in the Right Honourable Robert Spencer commonly called Lord Robert Spencer, and the most Noble George Duke of Marlborough, One of the Knights Companions of the most Noble Order of the Garter, and the Heirs and Assigns of the said Duke of Marlborough, the Settled Estates of the said Lord Robert Spencer, situate 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 the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Ld. Milton et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable Joseph Lord Milton, and the Honourable George Damer and Lionel Damer, Sons of the said Joseph Lord Milton; 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 the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, and Mr. Justice Aston, 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.

Corpus Christi College Exchange Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing and confirming Exchanges of divers Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, situate, standing, lying, and being within the Hamlet of Wighthill, in the Parish of Tackley, in the County of Oxford, pursuant to Articles of Agreement between the President and Scholars of Corpus Christi College, in the University of Oxford, and Simon Wisdome Esquire; 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 Friday the 21st Day of this instant March, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Waterhouse's Charity Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for uniting and better regulating the Charities of Nathaniel Waterhouse, within the Town and Parish of Halifax, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

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

Sir W. Hamilton's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of Sir William Hamilton and Dame Catherine his Wife, in Trustees, to sell or exchange the same; and for laying out the Money to arise by Sale thereof, in the Purchase of other Messuages, Lands or Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday the 24th Day of this instant March, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Warminster, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and keeping in Repair the Road from the Town of Warminster, in the County of Wilts, to a Place where the Roads to Bath and Bristol divide; and from the Town of Frome to the Town of Beckington, in the County of Semerset; and for repealing an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, relating to the said Roads; and for repairing the Road from or near the Red Lion, in the Parish of Woolverton, in the said County of Somerset, to Rode Bridge, and from the said Bridge to the Turnpike Road leading from Trowbridge, by White Trough, to Beckington aforesaid.

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

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

Wendover, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Three several Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Roads therein mentioned, in the County of Bucks, so far as the said Acts relate to the Road from the West End of the Town of Wendover, to the End of a Lane called Oak Lane, next the Great Road called The Oxford Road; and also Half a Mile of Road next from the River Colne, towards Beconsfield, in the said 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. Anguish and Mr. Pechell:

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

Sir E. Swinburne, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Sir Edward Swinburne, of Capheaton, in the County of Northumberland, Baronet, on Behalf of himself and his infant Children; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Messuages and Hereditaments in the several Parishes of Kirkwhelpington, Lowick, and Simonburne, in the County of Northumberland, late Part of the Estate of Sir John Swinburne Baronet, deceased, in Trustees, and their Heirs, in Trust, to be sold, discharged from the Uses, Trusts, Charges, and Powers in the Will of the said Sir John Swinburne, mentioned; and for applying the Money to arise by Sale thereof in the Manner therein mentioned; and for other Purposes therein expressed."

Ross et al. against Ross.

The Order of the Day being read for hearing Counsel in the Cause wherein Mrs. Elizabeth Ross, and others, are Appellants, and David Ross Esquire, is Respondent:

Whereupon, The House being moved, "That in regard the Appellants Agent hath not yet got his Cases from the Printer, that the Hearing of this Cause may be put off to Friday next, upon the Appellants paying the Respondent the Costs of this Day:"

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of this Cause be put off to Friday next, as desired; and that the Appellants do pay the Respondent Twenty-five Guineas for the Costs of this Day; and that the Appellants Agent do send his printed Cases to the Lords this Night.

York Building's Company against His Majesty's Advocate.

Upon reading the Petition of His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, on Behalf of His Majesty and the Public, and the Creditors on the Estate of George late Earl Marischall, Respondent in a Cause depending in this House, wherein the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising the Thames Water in York Buildings, are Appellants; setting forth, "That this Cause now stands for hearing before their Lordships on the 20th Instant; that in regard the Petitioner being under the Necessity of setting out for Scotland, and not being able to return so as to attend their Lordships on that Day," humbly prays their Lordships "to adjourn the Hearing of this Cause to the Fourth Cause Day after the Recess at Easter, or to such other Day in the present Session as to their Lordships shall seem proper, the Agent for the said Appellants having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:"

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of this Cause be put off to the Fourth Cause Day after the Recess at Easter, as desired.

Syfton, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows and Pastures, in the Parish of Syston, in the County of Leicester, and several Parcels of un-enclosed Land in the Parish of Barkby, in the said County of Leicester, lying within the Ring of the said Fields."

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

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

Jackson's Bill, Motion for dispensing with Standing Order No. 126, negatived:

The Order of the Day being read for taking into further Consideration the Motion made on Friday the 20th Day of February last, for dispensing with the Standing Order No. 126, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable William Jackson and Hannah his Wife, to carry into Execution an Agreement for Sale of certain Hereditaments situate at or near Barney, in the County of Norfolk, (being their Settled Estate), to Richard Reeve the younger, Gentleman; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses to which the said Settled Estate doth now stand limited," stands committed, may proceed upon the said Bill, notwithstanding the said Order should not be complied with; and for the Lords to be summoned:

It was moved, "That an Entry in the Journal of the 16th of February 1705, might be read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Then it was moved, "That the Standing Order might be dispensed with in this Case:"

Which being objected to;

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Committee to take the said Order into Consideration.

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been or shall be present this Session, be appointed a Committee to take into Consideration so much of the Standing Order, No. 126, which directs the Money arising by the Sale of Lands, as is to be laid out in a new Purchase, when no such Purchase is ready, to be paid into the Bank of England, in the Name of the Accountant General of the Court of Chancery, to remain there without Interest until a proper Purchase can be got and approved of; and to report their Opinion thereupon.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Thursday, the 13th Day of this Instant March, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præfens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, septimum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneries, 7o Martii 1777.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C.P.S.
Dux Northumberland.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Northington.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Vernon.

PRAYERS.

Ross et al. against Ross:

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the amended Petition and Appeal of Mrs. Elizabeth Ross, Widow of Hugh Ross, late of St. Mary Axe in the City of London, Esquire, deceased; Andrew Ross, late Captain of the Ship Ancorwick, in the Service of the Honourable East India Company, Nephew of the said Hugh Ross; and George Urquhart, of Gray's Inn in the County of Middlesex, Gentleman, Executors named in the last Will and Testament of the said Hugh Ross, and Hugh Ross Esquire, the eldest Son and Heir of the said Hugh Ross deceased; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 24th of January 1772; also of Three other Interlocutors of the said Lord Ordinary, of the 5th of August, 29th of November, and 21st of December, 1774; as also of Three other Interlocutors of the said Lord Ordinary, Two of which were pronounced on the 17th, and the other on the 28th of February 1775; and also of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 3d of February 1775, and 14th of February 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 David Ross Esquire, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors affirmed.

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

Syston, &c. Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, and Pastures in the Parish of Syston in the County of Leicester, and several Parcels of un-enclosed Land in the Parish of Barkby in the said County of Leicester, lying within the Ring of the said Fields," 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."

Warminster, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and keeping in Repair the Road from the Town of Warminster in the County of Wilts, to a Place where the Roads to Bath and Bristol divide, and from the Town of Frome to the Town of Beckington in the County of Somerset; and for repealing an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, relating to the said Roads, and for repairing the Road from or near the Red Lion in the Parish of Woolverton in the said County of Somerset, to Rode Bridge, and from the said Bridge to the Turnpike Road leading from Trowbridge, by White Trough to Beckington aforesaid," was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Severn Bridge Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for building a Bridge across the River Severn, from or near a Place called Preen's Eddy in the Parish of Broseley, to or near a Place called The Sheepwash, in the Parish of Sutton Maddock in the County of Salop; and for making proper Roads and Avenues to and from the same," was committed.

Woollen Yarn Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually preventing Frauds and Abuses committed by Persons employed in the Manufactures of Combing Wool, Worsted, Yarn, and Goods made from Worsted, in the Counties of York, Lancaster, and Chester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ealand to Leeds Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of Two Acts passed in the Fourteenth and Twenty-sixth Years of His late Majesty's Reign, for repairing the Road leading from Ealand to the Town of Leeds, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Harnham Hill, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term of an Act made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the Top of Harnham Hill, near the City of New Sarum in the County of Wilts, through the Towns of Blandford Forum, and Dorchester, to a certain Intrenchment on Askerwell Hill in the County of Dorset, and from the Index Post on the Side of Harnham Hill aforesaid, to a House called Master Baker's Farm House, in the said County of Wilts."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Tunstall Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and other un-enclosed Grounds, within the Township of Tunstall in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Clarke to take the Name of Jervoise, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Jervoise Clarke Esquire, and the Heirs Male of his Body, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Jervoise, pursuant to the Will of Thomas Jervoise Esquire, deceased."

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 Five preceding Bills.

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

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

Heston Charity Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to discharge certain Copyhold Premises in the Parish of Heston in the County of Middlesex, from the Uses and Trusts thereof, declared by the Will of Mary Wotton deceased, and to subject and charge the same Copyhold Premises, and also certain Freehold Lands lying contiguous thereto within the said Parish, with the Payment of a perpetual yearly Rent Charge of Twelve Pounds to the Reverend John Gibson Clerk, and his Successors, Vicars of the said Parish, for the Use of the Poor of the same Parish; and for settling and assuring the same Premises so charged, in the Trustees of Rupert Clarke Esquire, upon the Trusts therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Pettus & Dashwood's. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Charlotte Pettus Spinster, and John Richard Dashwood Esquire, on Behalf of himself and Richard Dashwood and Robert Dashwood Infants, his Sons; 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 the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Justice Aston, 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.

Lees Fell, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a Common Moor, or Tract of Waste Ground, called Lees Fell otherwise Morralee, and Struthers Common and Hagbank, within the Barony or Manor of Langley, and in the Parish of Warden, in the County of Northumberland."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Northumberland.
E. Rochford.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Dunmore.
E. Rosebery.
E. Northington.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Montague.
V. Falmouth.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Onslow.
L. Vernon.

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.

Brent Bridge to Gasking Gate Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the High Road leading from Brent Bridge in the County of Devon, to Gasking Gate, in or near the Borough of Plymouth 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 the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Egerton's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the settled Estate of Philip Egerton Esquire, in the County of Flint; and for investing the Money in the Purchase of other Estates to be settled to the same Uses."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday, the 24th Day of this Instant March, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Sir Edward Swinburne's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Messuages and Hereditaments in the several Parishes of Kirkwhelpington, Lowick, and Simonburne, in the County of Northumberland, late Part of the Estate of Sir John Swinburne Baronet, deceased, in Trustees and their Heirs, in Trust to be sold, discharged from the Uses, Trusts, Charges, and Powers in the Will of the said Sir John Swinburne mentioned; and for applying the Money to arise by Sale thereof in the Manner therein mentioned; and for other Purposes therein expressed."

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.

Ld. Falconer against Lawson.

The House being informed, "That David Lawson, Respondent to the Appeal of William Lord Falconer of Halkerton, had not put in his Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose:"

And thereupon an Affidavit of George Cumin Writer, in Edinburgh, of the due Service of the said Order, being read:

Ordered, That the said Respondent do put in his Answer to the said Appeal peremptorily in a Week.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 10o Martii, 1777.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestrien.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Northumberland.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Hume.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Harrowby.

PRAYERS.

Healey against Cooke et al.:

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the Petition and Appeal of George Healey Gentleman, complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery of the 19th of March 1776, made in certain Causes, wherein Thomas Copley Esquire was Plaintiff, and the said George Healey, Robert Deighton, John Sylvester Smith, Henry Cooke, Godfrey Wolley Clerk, John Woodyeare Esquire, and George Cooke, were Defendants; and wherein the said George Healey was Plaintiff, and Thomas Newby, otherwise Copley, Esquire, was Defendant, by Original and Cross Bill; and praying, "That the same might be reversed; and to order that so much of the Bill brought by the said Thomas Copley as respects the Freehold Estates might be dismissed with Costs, and to decree the Relief prayed by the Petitioner's Cross Bill; or to make such other Order in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom should seem meet;" as also upon the Answer of Henry Cooke, Godfrey Wolley Clerk, John Woodyeare Esquire, and George Cooke, and the Answer of Thomas Copley Esquire, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Decree affirmed with Costs.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby dismissed this House; and that the said 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 said Respondents, the Sum of One hundred Pounds, for their Costs in respect of the said Appeal.

Syston, &c. Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, and Pastures, in the Parish of Syston, in the County of Leicester, and several Parcels of un-enclosed Land in the Parish of Barkby in the said County of Leicester, lying within the Ring of the said Fields."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Warminster, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and keeping in Repair the Road from the Town of Warminster in the County of Wilts, to a Place where the Roads to Bath and Bristol divide; and from the Town of Frome to the Town of Beckington in the County of Somerset; and for repealing an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, relating to the said Roads; and for repairing the Road from or near the Red Lion, in the Parish of Woolverton in the said County of Somerset, to Rode Bridge, and from the said Bridge to the Turnpike Road leading from Trowbridge by White Trough to Beckington aforesaid."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Severn Bridge Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge across the River Severn, from or near a Place called Preen's Eddy, in the Parish of Broseley, to or near a Place called The Sheepwash, in the Parish of Sutton Maddock in the County of Salop; and for making proper Roads and Avenues to and from 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 Three preceding Bills.

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

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

Sir Lawrence Dundas against Honeyman et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Sir Lawrence Dundas Baronet, is Appellant, and Patrick Honeyman and others are Respondents:"

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

Wilkinson against Allott.

The House being informed, "That Bryan Allott Clerk, Respondent to the Appeal of Pinckney Wilkinson Esquire, had not put in his Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose:"

And thereupon an Affidavit of Richard Arnold the Younger, of Chancery Lane in the County of Middlesex, Gentleman, of the due Service of the said Order, being read:

Ordered, That the said Respondent do put in his Answer to the said Appeal peremptorily in a Week.

Jones Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Philip Jones, of Llanarth Court in the County of Monmouth, Esquire, on Behalf of himself and his Infant Son; praying Leave to bring in a private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read:

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Trustees and their Heirs, certain Estates of Philip Jones and Robert Berkeley Esquires, in the Counties of Kent and Sussex, in Order to sell the same, and with Part of the Purchase Money to discharge certain Incumbrances thereon; and for laying out the Residue of the Purchase Money in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses as the said Estates to be sold stand limited.

Brent Bridge to Gasking Gate Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the High Road leading from Brent Bridge in the County of Devon, to Gasking Gate in or near the Borough of Plymouth 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."

Adjourn.

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