House of Lords Journal Volume 35
March 1778 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 35: March 1778 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 35: 1776-1779 (1767-1830), pp. 360-384. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116611 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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March 1778 11-20

DIE Mercurii, 11o Martii 1778.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.
Comes Derby.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.

PRAYERS.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure to robe.

The House was resumed.

King present:

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

Who being come with their Speaker;

The Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of the Bills to be passed, severally, as follow, (videlicet),

Bills passed.

1. An Act to enable his Majesty to appoint Commissioners with sufficient Powers to treat, consult, and agree upon the Means of quieting the Disorders now subsisting in certain of the Colonies, Plantations, and Provinces of North America."

2. An Act for removing all Doubts and Apprehensions concerning Taxation by the Parliament of Great Britain in any of the Colonies, Provinces, and Plantations in North America and the West Indies; and for repealing so much of an Act made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as imposes a Duty on Tea imported from Great Britain into any Colony or Plantation in America, or relates thereto."

3. An Act for repealing an Act passed in the Fourteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for the better regulating the Government of the Province of the Massachusets Bay, in New England."

4. An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

5. An Act for desraying 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-eight; and for filling up Vacancies in the Militia, in the Cases therein mentioned."

6. An Act for the Relief of the Captors of Prizes, with respect to the bringing and landing certain Prize Goods in this Kingdom."

7. An Act for allowing the Exportation of certain Quantities of Wheat-Flour, Biscuit and Pease, to Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Bay Chaleur and Labrador."

8. An Act for repealing certain Parts of Three several Acts of Parliament of the First, the Seventeenth, and the Thirtieth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, made for repairing several Roads leading to and from the Borough of Evesham, in the County of Worcester; and for repairing and widening the Road from Evesham Bridge in the said Borough, to the Globe Inn, in Alcester, in the County of Warwick."

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

"Le Roy le Veult."

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire;

And the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Archbishop of, Canterbury's Estate Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury to enfranchise and grant a small Parcel of Glebe and Waste Land belonging to the Manor of Lambeth, in the County of Surrey; and also to enable the Rector of the Parish of Saint Mary, Lambeth, or his Successors, to build a Parsonage House on Part of the said Glebe and Waste Land, and to grant Building Leases of other Parts thereof; and for other the Purposes therein mentioned," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made Two Amendments thereto."

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

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

Ogbourn Saint Andrew Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting certain Open and Common Fields, Downs, and Commonable Lands or Grounds, in the Tithing of Ogbourn Saint Andrew, in the County of Wilts," 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."

E. Surrey's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting in the Right Honourable Charles Howard Esquire, commonly called Charles Earl of Surrey, and his Heirs, the settled Estates of the said Earl, in the Counties of Cumberland, Westmorland and Surrey, subject to certain Charges affecting the same.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Abp. Canterbury's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury to enfranchise and grant a small Parcel of Glebe and Waste Land, belonging to the Manor of Lambeth, in the County of Surrey; and also to enable the Rector of the Parish of Saint Mary, Lambeth, or his Successors, to build a Parsonage House on Part of the said Glebe and Waste Land, and to grant Building Leases of other Parts thereof; and for other the Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. with the Two preceding Bills.

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

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

Ogbbourn Saint Andrew Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting certain Open and Common Fields, Downs and Commonable Lands or Grounds, in the Tithing of Ogbourn Saint Andrew, in the County of Wilts."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Kegworth Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Open Meadows, Common Pastures and Common Grounds, within the Parish of Kegworth, in the County of Leicester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Cornwall Jail Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building an additional Jail, and also a Prison and House of Correction, within the County of Cornwall; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Harpole Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Heath and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the Parish of Harpole, in the County of Northampton."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Whistle Bridge, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, turning, altering and keeping in Repair, the Roads from Whistle Bridge, in the Parish of Barwick, in the County of Somerset, to the Turnpike Road in the Parish of Charminster, in the County of Dorset; and from the Cross in the Town of Maiden Newton, to a Stream of Water in the Parish of South Perrott, in the County of Dorset; and from a Place called Furzmoor Gate, in the Parish of Broad Winsor, to Lenham's Water, in the Parish of Beaminster; and from Bugler's Corner in the Town of Beaminster, to the Dorsetshire Inn in the Parish of Woolcombe; and from Upsydling Ewe Leaze to the Town of Cerne Abbas; and from the Town of Frampton, to join the Western Turnpike Road, near Steepleton, in the said County of Dorset."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Earl Shilton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows and Commons, in the Lordship of Earl Shilton, in the County of Leicester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Prampton and Hayley Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Pastures, and all other Commonable Lands, in the Tithings of Frampton and Hayley, in the Parish of Sapperton, in the County of Gloucester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Barnsley Common, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road leading from the East Side of Barnsley Common, in the County of York, to the Middle of Grange Moor, and from thence to Whitecross; and also the Road from the Guide Post in Barugh, to a Rivulet called Barugh Brook, and from thence for Two hundred Yards over and beyond the same Rivulet or Brook, into the Township of Cawthorne, in the said County.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Northallerton, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for widening and repairing the High Road leading from Northallerton, to the South Wall of the Church Yard of the Town of Thirsk; and from the South East End of the Street called Finkell Street, in Thirsk aforesaid, to and through the Town of Easingwould, in the County of York, to a Place called Burton Stone, near the City of York; and also the Road from Thirsk aforesaid, to Topcliffe, in the North Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Huntspill Rectory Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for annexing a Portion of the Rectory, and of the Rectory Manor thereto belonging, of Huntspill, in the County of Somerset, to the Office of Master of Baliol College, in Oxford."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Braybrooke Enclosure Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

And Messages were, severally, 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.

Thimbleby and Edlington Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Meadows, Ings, Common Pastures and Moors, within the Parishes of Thimbleby and Edlington, in the County of Lincoln."

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

D. Ancaster.
Ld. Steward.
E. Derby.
E. Exeter.
E. Denbigh.
E. Carlisle.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Aylesford.
E. Clarendon.
V. Falmouth.
L. Abp.Canterterbury.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Osborne.
L. Onslow.
L. Edgcumbe.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Pelham.
L. Vernon.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.

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

Hitcham Enclosure Bill.

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

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

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

Dolman Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Robert Dolman the Younger, for and on the Behalf of himself and of his Four 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 to amend and render effectual an Act passed in the Sixteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for vesting the settled Estates of Robert Dolman Esquire, and Robert Dolman the Younger, in Pocklington and elsewhere, in the County of York, in Trustees to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale, in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses."

Crawfurd against Lockhart & al.

The House being informed, "That Mary Lockhart, otherwise Portersield, and others, Respondents to the Appeal of Dame Robina Crawfurd, otherwise Pollock, and Sir Hew Crawfurd her Husband, had not put in their Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose:"

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

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

Ripley Manor Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for assigning certain Open and enclosed Lands and Rights of Common, within the Manor of Ripley, in the County of York, pursuant to an Agreement entered into between the Trustees of John Ingilby Esquire, a Minor, and Walter Vavasour Esquire, Thomas Grimston and Elizabeth Eteson; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 12o Martii 1778.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Montagu.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Derby.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Grosvenor.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Amherst.

PRAYERS.

Bateman against Murrays.

The Answer of Sophia Murray Widow, and William Murray her Son, to the Appeal of John Bateman Esquire, and Olivia Countess of Rosse, was this Day brought in.

Bills of Exchange, &c. Forgery, to prevent, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain an Act passed in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual preventing the forging the Acceptance of Bills of Exchange, or the Numbers or Principal Sums of Accountable Receipts for Notes, Bills, or other Secuties for Payment of Money, or Warrants, or Orders for Payment of Money, or Delivery of Goods."

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.

Ripley Manor Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for assigning certain Open and enclosed Lands and Rights of Common, within the Manor of Ripley, in the County of York, pursuant to an Agreement entered into between the Trustees of John Ingilby Esquire, a Minor, and Walter Vavasour Esquire, Thomas Grimston and Elizabeth Eteson; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Richmond.
D. Bolton.
D. Ancaster.
D. Portland.
D.Manchester.
D. Montagu.
M. Rockingham.
E. Derby.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Suffolk.
E. Exeter.
E. Denbigh.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Thanet.
E. Sandwich.
E. Essex.
E. Doncaster.
E. Abingdon.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Rochford.
E. Coventry.
E. Jersey.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Loudoun.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Dunmore.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Aylesford.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Effingham.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Montague.
V. Townshend.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Le Despencer.
L. Abergavenny.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Paget.
L. Osborne.
L. Onslow.
L. Cadogan.
L. King.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Fortescue.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Lyttelton.
L. Wycombe.
L. Grosvenor.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Pelham.
L. Vernon.
L. Camden.
L. Digby.
L. Amherst.

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

Gloucester to Stroud Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Richard Guise and others:

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

Chester, &c. Canal Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectually carrying into Execution the Powers contained in Two several Acts of Parliament, the one made in the Twelfth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for making a Navigable Cut or Canal from the River Dee, within the Liberties of the City of Chester, to or near Middlewich and Nantwich, in the County of Chester; and the other made in the Seventeenth Year of His said Majesty's Reign, for varying and enlarging the Powers of the said former Act;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Writs of Errors delivered:

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

In the First of which,

Stephens and Wilkinson against Timson and Jones.

Stephen Stephens and Joseph Wilkinson are Plaintiffs, and William Timson and Robert Jones are Defendants:

In the Second,

Telfair against Godwin.

William Telfair is Plaintiff, and James Godwin is Defendant:

In the Third,

May against Hudson.

Philip James May Gentleman, is Plaintiff, and John Hudson is Defendant:

And in the last,

Staveley against Verelst.

Richard Staveley is Plaintiff, and Harry Verelst is Defendant.

Bond's Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower John Bond Merchant, and Sarah his Wife, or the Survivor of them during their respective Lives, to grant Leases of their settled Estate in the County of Surrey," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

North Myms Common Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common or Waste Ground called North Myms Common or Wood, in the Parish of North Myms, in the County of Hertford," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made one Amendment thereto."

Which Amendment was read by the Clerk as follows; videlicet,

Pr. 7, 1. 9. After ["notwithstanding"] insert ["and that it shall be lawful for the said Anthony Webster, or his Successors, by and with the Consent of the Bishop of the Diocese, and the Patron of the said Vicarage, signified by being Parties thereto, at any Time before the Execution of the Commissioners Award, and with the Consent of the said Commissioners, or any Two of them, to exchange the said Allotment, or any Part or Parts thereof, for any other Lands within the said Parish more conveniently situated for the said Vicarage; and such Exchange and Exchanges are hereby declared to be valid; and that in case no such Exchange shall be made for Lands already enclosed, then it shall be lawful for the said Vicar, with the Consent of the Bishop of the Diocese, to let or demise his said Allotment to any Person or Persons for any Term not exceeding Twenty-one Years; provided the said Lease or Leases do commence within Twelve Months after the passing of this Act, and be for the most improved Rent that can be gotten for the same, without Fine or Foregift."]

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

Thimbleby and Edlington Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Meadows, Ings, Common Pastures and Moors, within the Parishes of Thimbleby and Edlington, in the County of Lincoln," 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 Satis faction 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."

Degen for a Divorce Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of George Christopher Degen, of the City of Exeter, Merchant, praying Leave to bring in a Bill to dissolve his Marriage with Catherine Furlong his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Accordingly, The Lord Scarsdale presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of George Christopher Degen, with Catherine Furlong his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Friday, the 27th of this Instant March, and that Notice thereof be affixed on the Doors of this House, and the Lords summoned; and that the said George Christopher Degen may be heard by his Counsel at the said Second Reading, to make out the Truth of the Allegations of the Bill, and that the said Catherine Furlong may have a Copy of the Bill, and that Notice be given her of the said Second Reading; and that she be at Liberty to be heard by her Counsel what she may have to offer against the said Bill at the same Time.

Message from H. C. to return Laughton Manor Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing an Agreement for discharging the Manor of Laughton, in the County of Leicester, and certain Lands and Hereditaments in the Parish of Laughton, from the Payment of Tithes, or any Modus or Rate for Tithe; and for vesting other Lands and Hereditaments in the Rector of the said Parish, and his Successors, as a Compensation for the said Tithes, and in lieu thereof;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

North Marston Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the Parish and Liberties of North Marston, in the County of Bucks;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Scarborough Pier Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Earl of Tyrconnel and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for further continuing the Duties granted by Three Acts, made in the Fifth and Twenty-fifth Years of His late Majesty King George the Second, and in the Third Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for enlarging the Pier and Harbour of Scarborough, in the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Ld. Foley's Estate Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling a Jointure upon the Right Honourable Harriot Lady Foley, to take Effect from the Death of the Right Honourable Thomas Lord Foley her Husband (in case she shall survive him), in pursuance of Articles executed previous to their Marriage; and to enable the Trustees and Executors named in the last Will and Testament of Thomas Lord Foley lately deceased, to raise Money by Sale of Part of his Lordships Real Estates, and by Sale of Timber growing thereon, and by other Means, for Payment of certain Debts and Engagements of the said Thomas now Lord Foley, and of the Honourable Edward Foley Esquire, his Brother, and for other Purposes;" which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Monday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein the Right Honourable Thomas Earl of Bective in the Kingdom of Ireland is Appellant, and Robert Hamilton and others are Respondents, et e contra, which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to Wednesday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Constables, &c. Payment of Costs, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Payment of Costs to Parties on Complaints determined before Justices of the Peace out of Sessions; for the Payment of the Charges of Constables, in certain Cases; and for the more effectual Payment of Charges to Witnesses and Prosecutors of any Larceny or other Felony;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Tacolneston 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, allotting, and enclosing the Commons and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Tacolneston, in the County of Norfolk;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

The Order of the Day being read for taking into further Consideration the State of the Nation; and for the Lords to be summoned; and for the Attendance of several Persons:

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee thereupon.

After some Time, the House was resumed.

Navy, Resolutions relating to, negatived.

Then it was moved to resolve, "That it appears to this House, that there (fn. 1) was taken up by the Navy Board from September 1775, to September 1777, 435 Vessels, amounting to 131, 120 Tons."

Which being objected to,

And a Question stated thereupon;

The previous Question was put, "Whether the said Question shall be now put?"

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then it was moved to resolve, "That it appears to this House, that the Whole Expence incurred by the said Board for the said Vessels amounts to £.1,265,231, 2s. 11d.

Which being objected to,

And a Question stated thereupon;

The previous Question was put, Whether the said Question shall be now put?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then it was moved to resolve, That it appears to this House, that there was incurred for the Freight alone of the said Vessels, £.1,132,034, 4s. 2d."

Which being objected to,

And a Question stated thereupon;

The previous Question was put, Whether the said Question shall be now put?"

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then it was moved to resolve, "That it appears to this House, that there was incurred for Value of Hammacoes, Hoses, Ventilators, and other Stores issued, Gun Boats and Furniture for the Vessels on the Lakes, Bedding for Men, Forage for the Horses, building Cabbins, Platforms, Stalls, &c. the Sum of £.71,952, 2s. 7d."

Which being objected to,

And a Question stated thereupon;

The previous Question was put, "Whether the said Question shall be now put?"

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then it was moved to resolve, "That it appears to this House, that there was incurred for Guns and Ammunition, Ships taken, Pilotage and Light Charges, Agents, Superintendant Purveyors and others, and other Contingencies, the Sum of £.61,244, 16s. 2d."

Which being objected to,

And a Question stated thereupon;

The previous Question was put, Whether the said Question shall be now put?"

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then it was moved to resolve, "That it appears to this House, that there was taken up by the Treasury during the same Period 217 Vessels, amounting to 52,419 Tons."

Which being objected to,

And a Question stated thereupon;

The previous Question was put, "Whether the said Question shall be now put?"

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then it was moved to resolve, "That it appears to this House, that by the Treasury Account, there has been paid for Freight and Contingencies of Equipment, during the same Period, the Sum of £.437,460, 3s. 1d."

Which being objected to,

And a Question stated thereupon;

The previous Question was put, Whether the said Question shall be now put?"

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then it was moved to resolve, That it appears to this House, that the whole Sum which has been paid for Freight during this Period, by the Treasury, amounted to £.275,471, 2s. 10d. which being deducted from the whole Sum paid for Freight and Contingencies, there will remain for Contingencies only £.161,989, 0s. 3d."

Which being objected to,

And a Question stated thereupon;

The previous Question was put, "Whether the said Question shall be now put?"

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then it was moved to resolve, "That it appears to this House, that the Navy Board, to the End of November 1775, gave no more than Ten Shillings per Ton."

Which being objected to,

And a Question stated thereupon;

The previous Question was put, "Whether the said Question shall be now put?"

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then it was moved to resolve, That it appears to this House, that (excepting 25 Vessels of 7,002 Tons, at 12s. 6d. per Ton, taken up in April and May 1776,) the Navy Board (fn. 2) hath, during the aforesaid Period, in whatever Part of Europe they have taken up Vessels, they (fn. 2) have uniformly given Eleven Shillings per Ton."

Which being objected to,

And a Question stated thereupon;

The previous Question was put, "Whether the said Question shall be now put?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then it was moved to resolve, That it appears to this House, that the Treasury took up Six Vessels of 1047 Tons at Ten Shillings per Ton, after the Navy Board had begun to give Eleven Shillings per Ton."

Which being objected to,

And a Question stated thereupon;

The previous Question was put, Whether the said Question shall be now put?"

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then it was moved to resolve, "That it appears to this House, that from thence the Treasury continued till the End of May 1776, to give Eleven Shillings per Ton."

Which being objected to,

And a Question stated thereupon;

The previous Question was put, "Whether the said Question shall be now put?"

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then it was moved to resolve, That it appears to this House, that from that Period down as far as the Account on the Table goes (except for One Vessel at Eleven Shillings) the Treasury hath continued to give Twelve Shillings and Sixpence per Ton; having taken up at that Rate 157 Vessels, containing 38,203 Tons, and making, at One Shilling and Sixpence per Ton, £.2,865, 4s. 6d. per Month, which is for Sixteen Months, £45,843, 12s.

Which being objected to,

And a Question stated thereupon;

The previous Question was put, Whether the said Question shall be now put?"

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then it was moved to resolve, That it appears to this House, that the employing private Persons in the hiring and equipping of these Vessels, instead of their being taken up as those by the Navy Board, hath been a Loss to the Public to a very great Amount.

Which being objected to,

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the State of the Nation be put off to Thursday the 19th of this Instant, March; and that the Lords be summoned.

Vickars et al. against Scott.

The Answer of the Right Honourable John Scott Esquire, His Majesty's now Attorney General of Ireland, to the Appeal of Jeremiah Vickars, of the City of Dublin, Merchant, and others, was this Day brought in.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 13o Martii 1778.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Exon.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Marchmont.
Ds. Willough by Par.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

Hitcham Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Parish and Manor of Hitcham, in the County of Buckingham, was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto."

Which Amendment was read by the Clerk as follows, (videlicet,)

Pr. 42. L. 40. Leave out [and all Mines that may hereafter be found in the Waste hereby intended to be enclosed, making Satisfaction to the Owners of Lands for Damages."]

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

Ripley Manor Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for assigning certain open and enclosed Lands and Rights of Common, within the Manor of Ripley, in the County of York, pursuant to an Agreement entered into between the Trustees of John Ingilby Esquire, a Minor, and Walter Vavasour Esquire, Thomas Grimston, and Elizabeth Eteson; and for other Purposes therein mentioned; was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.

Dean and Chapter of Durham Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing and confirming an Agreement made between the Dean and Chapter of Durham, and General Cuthbert Ellison, for the Partition and Division of a Tract of unimproved Land in the Parish of Jarrow, in the County Palatine of Durham, and the Partition and Division made in pursuance thereof, was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Chester, &c. Canal Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectually carrying into Execution the Powers contained in Two several Acts of Parliament, the One made in the Twelfth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for making a navigable Cut or Canal from the River Dee, within the Liberties of the City of Chester, to or near Middlewich and Nantwich, in the County of Chester; and the other made in the Seventeenth Year of His said Majesty's Reign, for varying and enlarging the Powers of the said former Act."

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

E. Marchmont. L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Archer.
L. Scarsdale.

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.

Dolman's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend and render effectual an Act passed in the Sixteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for vesting the settled Estates of Robert Dolman Esquire, and Robert Dolman the Younger, in Pocklington, and elsewhere in the County of York, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale, in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in lieu thereof, to the same Uses.

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday the 30th Day of this Instant March, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

North Marston Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the Parish and Liberties of North Marston, in the County of Bucks."

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

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

Bond's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower John Bond Merchant, and Sarah his Wife, or the Survivor of them, during their respective Lives, to grant Leases of their settled Estate, in the County of Surrey.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Pepys and Mr. Helt:

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

North Myms Common Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common or Waste Ground called North Myms Common or Wood, in the Parish of North Myms, in the County of Hertford."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Thimbleby and Ed ington Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Meadows, Ings, Common Pastures and Moors, within the Parishes of Thimbleby and Edlington, in the County of Lincoln."

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 it.

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

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

Martin et Ux. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Henry Martin of Bramton, in the County of Huntingdon, Gentleman; and Elizabeth his Wife, on Behalf of themselves, and of William Martin, Henry Martin, Charles Martin, Richard Martin, Milicent Martin, and Ann Martin, their Children, who are all Infants; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said 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 Blackstone, 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.

Bills of Exchange, &c. Forgery, to prevent. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain an Act passed in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual preventing the forging the Acceptance of Bills of Exchange, or the Numbers or principal Sums of accountable Receipts for Notes, Bills, or other Securities for Payment of Money, or Warrants, or Orders for Payment of Money, or Delivery of Goods.

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.

Constables, &c. Payment of Costs Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Payment of Costs to Parties on Complaints determined before Justices of the Peace out of Sessions; for the Payment of the Charges of Constables in certain Cases; and for the more effectual Payment of Charges to Witnesses and Prosecutors of any Larceny or other Felony."

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

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

Darby's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That John Hill, Francis Baldwin, Eleanor Bott, Mary Weston, John Weston, and John Hicks, do attend this House on Tuesday the 24th Day of this Instant March, in order to their being examined as Witnesses upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Thomas Darby, Clerk, with Mary his Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Richmond Bridge Account delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Clement Smith from the Commissioners for building Richmond Bridge, attended:"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar,

Cash Account for building Richmond Bridge, for the Year 1777:"

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 16o Martii 1778.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Gordon.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Derby.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Grosvenor.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Foley.

PRAYERS.

Limbrick and Cullimore against Bosworth.

The several Answer of the Reverend John Bosworth Doctor in Divinity, to the Appeal of Joseph Limbrick and Joseph Cullimore, was this Day brought in.

Lord Audley takes his Seat.

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

Pedigree delivered.

Garter King at Arms delivered in at the Table his Lordship's Pedigree, pursuant to the Standing Order.

Lords to be summoned on His Majesty's Message:

The Lord Viscount Weymouth acquainted the House, That he had Orders from His Majesty to inform their Lordships that a Message from His Majesty would be delivered To-morrow;" and then moved, "That the Lords be summoned for To-morrow."

Ordered, That the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House To-morrow.

Chester, &c. Canal Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectually carrying into Execution the Powers contained in Two several Acts of Parliament, the One made in the Twelfth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for making a navigable Cut or Canal from the River Dee, within the Liberties of the City of Chester, to or near Middlewich and Nantwich in the County of Chester; and the other made in the Seventeenth Year of His said Majesty's Reign, for varying and enlarging the Powers of the said former Act," 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."

Gloucester to Stroud Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the City of Gloucester to the Town of Stroud in the County of Gloucester."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Richmond.
D. Bolton.
D. Devonshire.
D. Marlborough.
D. Gordon.
D. Ancaster.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Dorset.
M. Rockingham.
Ld. Steward.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Derby.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Exeter.
E. Denbigh.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Thanet.
E. Sandwich.
E. Essex.
E. Carlisle.
E. Doncaster.
E. Abingdon.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Rochford.
E. Coventry.
E. Jersey.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Loudoun.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Dunmore.
E. March.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Pomfret.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Effingham.
E. Harrington.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Egremont.
E. Harcourt.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Montague.
V. Townshend.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Abergavenny.
L. Audley.
L. Percy.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Paget.
L. Craven.
L. Osborne.
L. Boyle.
L. Onslow.
L. Romney.
L. Cadogan.
L. King.
L. Monson.
L. Godolphin.
L. Edgcumbe.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Lyttelton.
L. Wycombe.
L. Grosvenor.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Pelham.
L. Beaulieu.
L. Vernon.
L. Ducie.
L. Camden.
L. Digby.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Harrowby.
L. Foley.

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.

Dean and Chapter of Durham's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing and confirming an Agreement made between the Dean and Chapter of Durham and General Cuthbert Ellison, for the Partition and Division of a Tract of unimproved Land in the Parish of Jarrow, in the County Palatine of Durham, and the Partition and Division made in pursuance thereof."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Pepys and Mr. Hett:

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

Scarborough Pier Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for further continuing the Duties granted by Three Acts, made in the Fifth and Twenty-fifth Years of His late Majesty King George the Second, and in the Third Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for enlarging the Pier and Harbour of Scarborough, in the County of York."

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

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

Sir Edward Pryce's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Edward Manly Pryce, Baronet, only Son and Heir at Law of Sir John Powell Pryce, Baronet, deceased, by Dame Elizabeth Pryce, his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said 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 the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, 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.

Bennett & Ux. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Bennett the Younger, on Behalf of himself, and as Guardian of Joanna. Thomas, Sarah, and Elizabeth, his Insant Children; and also of Elizabeth, the Wife of the said Thomas Bennett; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said 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 the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, 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.

Constables, &c. Payment of Costs Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Payment of Costs to Parties on Complaints determined before Justices of the Peace out of Sessions, for the Payment of the Charges of Constables in certain Cases; and for the more effectual Payment of Charges to Witnesses and Prosecutors of any Larceny or other Felony."

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

Bateman et Ux. against Murrays.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein John Bateman Esquire, and Olivia Countess of Rosse, his Wife, are Appellants; and Sophia Murray Widow, and William Murray her Son, 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.

Cullimore and Limbrick against Bosworth.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Joseph Cullimore and Joseph Limbrick are Appellants, and the Reverend John Bosworth, Doctor in Divinity, is Respondent:"

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.

Fox Petition for a Bill to exemplify the Will of Lord Bingley:

Upon reading the Petition of James Fox Esquire, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for exemplifying or enrolling the Will of George Lord Bingley deceased; and making the same Evidence in all Courts of Law and Equity, as well in Ireland as in Great Britain:

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

Accordingly;

Bill read.

The Lord Scarsdale presented to the House a Bill intituled, "An Act for exemplisying or enrolling the Will of George late Lord Bingley deceased, and making such Exemplisication or attested Copies of the Enrolment thereof, Evidence as well in Ireland as in Great Britain."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Luttrell, Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Honourable Temple Simon Luttrell, 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 the Honourable Temple Simon Luttrell, to make a Jointure upon his intended Wife out of his settled Estate; and for making a Provision by way of Equivalent in lieu thereof."

Bills of Exchange, &c. Forgery to prevent Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain an Act, passed in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual preventing the forging the Acceptance of Bills of Exchange, or the Numbers or principal Sums of accountable Receipts for Notes, Bills, or other Securities for Payment of Money, or Warrants, or Orders for Payment of Money, or Delivery of Goods."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ripley Manor Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for assigning certain Open and enclosed Lands and Rights of Common within the Manor of Ripley, in the County of York, pursuant to an Agreement entered into between the Trustees of John Ingilby Esquire, a Minor, and Walter Vavasour Esquire, Thomas Grimstone, and Elizabeth Eteson; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

And Messages were, 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.

Hitcham Enclosure Bills:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Foley's Estate Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling a Jointure upon the Right Honourable Harriot Lady Foley, to take effect from the Death of the Right Honourable Thomas Lord Foley her Husband, (in case she shall survive him), in pursuance of Articles executed previous to their Marriage, and to enable the Trustees and Executors named in the Last Will and Testament of Thomas Lord Foley lately deceased, to raise Money by Sale of Part of his Lordship's Real Estates, and by Sale of Timber growing thereon, and by other Means, for Payment of certain Debts and Engagements of the said Thomas now Lord Foley, and of the Honourable Edward Foley Esquire, his Brother; and for other Purposes;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

The said Bill was accordingly read the Second Time.

It was moved to commit the Bill,

After Debate;

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday the 31st Day of this Instant March, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Papers relating to Contracts delivered.

The Lord Viscount Weymouth (by His Majesty's Command) laid before the House, pursuant to an Address to His Majesty of the 9th Day of this Instant March, for that Purpose,

Papers relating to the Contract made by the Treasury, with Mr. Atkinson for 100,000 Gallons of Rum," together with a Schedule thereof:

Which was read by the Clerk as follows; (videlicet,)

Copy of Treasury Minutes, 27th March 1776.

Copy of Treasury Minutes, 21st January 1777.

Copy of Treasury Minutes, 3d June 1777.

Copy of Treasury Minutes, 11th June 1777.

Copy of Treasury Minutes, 13th June 1777.

Copy of Treasury Minutes, 29th July 1777.

Copy of Treasury Minutes, 31st July 1777.

Copy of Treasury Minutes, 15th August 1777.

Copy of Treasury Minutes, 21st October 1777.

Copy of Mr. Atkinson's Letter, 7th March 1776.

Extract of General Carleton's Letter, 25th November 1776.

Copy of Mr. Davison's Letters, 23 February and 27th March 1776.

Copy of Contract made by the Treasury with Mr. Atkinson, for 100,000 Gallons of Rum, 2d May 1776.

Copy of Mr. Robinson's Letter to Messieurs Oliver, Long, and Neave, 6th June 1777.

Copy of Report of Messieurs Long, Neave, Glover, and Crichton, 16th July 1777.

Copy of Mr. Atkinson's Letter to Messieurs Long, Neave, Glover, and Crichton, and their Answer, 18th July 1777.

Copy of Mr. Atkinson's Letter to the Lords of the Treasury, 21st July 1777.

Copy of further Report of Messieurs Long, Neave, Glover, and Crichton, 21st August 1777."

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

The Lord Viscount Weymouth also (by His Majesty's Command) laid before the House, pursuant to an Address to His Majesty of the 9th of this Instant March, for that Purpose,

Papers relating to the Agreement made by Daniel Chamier, late Commissary General in America, and Mr. Loring, Agent to Messieurs Mure, Son, and Atkinson, for 350,000 Gallons of Rum;" together with a Schedule thereof:

Which was read by the Clerk as follows; (videlicet,)

Copy of Treasury Minute, 18th June 1777.

Copy of Treasury Minutes, 27th June 1777.

Copy of Treasury Minutes, 5th August 1777.

Copy of Treasury Minutes, 13th January 1778.

Copy of Treasury Minutes, 22d January 1778.

Copy of Treasury Minutes, 24th January 1778.

Copy of Treasury Minutes, 10th February 1778.

Extract of Sir Williaw Howe's Letter, 5th April 1777.

Extract of Mr. Wier's Letter, 20th May 1777.

Copy of Letter and Enclosures from Messieurs Mure, Son and Atkinson, 24th June 1777.

Copy of Letter from Messieurs Mure, Son, and Atkinson, 23d July 1777.

Copy of Extract of General Howe's Letter, 30th November 1777.

Copy of Mr. Wier's Letter, 27th November 1777.

Copy of Letters from Messieurs Mure, Son, and Atkinson, 12th, 22d, and 24th January 1778.

Copy of Observations on the Contract made with Messieurs Mure, Son, and Atkinson.

Copy of Certificate of Delivery of Rum, 7th July 1777.

Copy of Certificate of Delivery of Rum, 6th September 1777."

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 17o Martii 1778.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Gordon.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Montagu.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Derby.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. De Ferrers.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Grosvenor.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Foley.

PRAYERS.

Scarborough Pier Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for further continuing the Duties granted by Three Acts, made in the Fifth and Twenty-fifth Years of His late Majesty King George the Second, and in the Third Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for enlarging the Pier and Harbour of Scarborough, in the County of York," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Lord Cadogan et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable Charles Sloane Lord Cadogan, the Honourable Charles Henry Cadogan, eldest Son of the said Charles Sloane Lord Cadogan, the Honourable and Reverend William Bromley Cadogan, one other of the Sons of the said Charles Sloane Lord Cadogan, on Behalf of themselves and the Honourable Thomas Cadogan, George Cadogan, and Edward Cadogan, Three other Sons of the said Charles Sloane Lord Cadogan; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said 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 the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, 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.

Sir L. Dundas et al. Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Sir Lawrence Dundas Baronet, and Dame Margaret his Wife, 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 authorize Sir Lawrence Dundas Baronet, and the several other Persons therein named, to insert in a Deed of Disposition and Conveyance of Lands and Hereditaments in Scotland, agreed to be settled by Articles made previous to the Marriage of Thomas Dundas Esquire, with Lady Charlotte his Wife, the like Power of Exchange, as is contained in the Settlement made previous to the said Marriage, of certain Estates of the said Sir Lawrence Dundas, in England."

Chester, &c. Canal Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectually carrying into Execution the Powers contained in Two several Acts of Parliament, the one made in the Twelfth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for making a navigable Cut or Canal from the River Dee, within the Liberties of the City of Chester, to or near Middlewich and Nantwich, in the County of Chester; and the other made in the Seventeenth Year of His said Majesty's Reign, for varying and enlarging the Powers of the said former Act."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Pepys and Mr. Hett:

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

Hardwicke Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Richmond.
D. Grafton.
D. Beaufort.
D. Bolton.
D. Devonshire.
D. Marlborough.
D. Gordon.
D. Ancaster.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Chandos.
D. Dorset.
D. Montagu.
M. Rockingham.
Ld. Steward.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Derby.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Exeter.
E. Denbigh.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Thanet.
E. Sandwich.
E. Essex.
E. Carlisle.
E. Doncaster.
E. Abingdon.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Rochford.
E. Coventry.
E. Persey.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Loudoun.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Dunmore.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Strafford.
E. Aylesford.
E. Sussex.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Effingham.
E. Harrington.
E. Brooke.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Egremont.
E. Temple.
E. Harcourt.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Townshend.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Hampden.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Abergavenny.
L. Percy.
L. De Ferrers.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Paget.
L. Craven.
L. Osborne.
L. Boyle.
L. Onslow.
L. Romney.
L. Cadogan.
L. King.
L. Monson.
L. Godolphin.
L. Chedworth.
L. Edgcumbe.
L. Sandys.
L. Fortescue.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Walpole.
L. Lyttelton.
L. Wycombe.
L. Grosvenor.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Pelham.
L. Beaulieu.
L. Vernon.
L. Camden.
L. Digby.
L. Amherst.
L. Foley.

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.

E. Aberdeen against Fullarton and Legertwood.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of George Earl of Aberdeen, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 24th of January and 11th of February 1778; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary there, of the 10th of March 1778; and praying that the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships' great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Lieutenant General Robert Fullarton and Robert Legertwood may be required to answer the said Appeal:

It is Ordered, That the said Lieutenant General Robert Fullarton and Robert Legertwood may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 14th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any of their known Agents or Procurators in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Longlands to enter into Recog. on it.

The House being moved, "That Thomas Longlands, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for George Earl of Aberdeen, on account of his Appeal, depending in this House, he being in the Country:"

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

Taunton, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually amending, widening, and keeping in repair, several Roads leading from the Town of Taunton in the County of Somerset; and for repealing Two Acts, One of the Twenty fifth Year of His late Majesty, and the other of the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, relating to the said Roads; and for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair several other Roads adjoining thereto;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Constables, &c. Payment of Costs, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Payment of Costs to Parties on Complaints determined before Justices of the Peace out of Sessions, for the Payment of the Charges of Constables in certain Cases; and for the more effectual Payment of Charges to Witnesses and Prosecutors of any Larceny or other Felony."

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."

Shuckburgh Fields Enclosure Bill:

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

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

Siddington St. Peter, &c. Enclosure, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds in the Consolidated Parishes of Siddington Saint Peter, and Siddington Saint Mary, in the County of Gloucester; and for taking down the Rectory Church of Saint Mary, within the said Parishes;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Fryer Bacon's Study, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for amending and keeping in Repair the Roads leading from a Place called Fryer Bacon's Study to Chilton Pond; and from the Top of Hincksey Hill to Foxcombe Hill Gate, in the Road leading to Farringdon, in the County of Berks;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hertford, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for amending, widening and keeping in Repair the Roads from the East End of the Town of Hertford, in the County of Hertford, through Watton to Broadwater, and from the Town of Ware, through Watton, to the North End of the Town of Walkern in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

The Order of the Day being read for the Lords to be summoned,

Message from His Majesty with a Treaty between France and America.

The Lord Viscount Weymouth acquainted the House, That he had a Message from His Majesty under His Royal Sign Manual, which His Majesty had commanded him to deliver to their Lordships; and the same was read by the Lord Chancellor, and is as follows; (videlicet,)

GEORGE R.

His Majesty having been informed by Order of the French King, that a Treaty of Amity and Commerce has been signed between the Court of France and certain Persons employed by His Majesty's revolted Subjects in North America, has judged it necessary to direct that a Copy of the Declaration delivered by the French Ambassador to Lord Viscount Weymouth be laid before the House of Lords; and at the same Time to acquaint them, that His Majesty has thought proper, in consequence of this offensive Communication on the Part of the Court of France, to send Orders to His Ambassador to withdraw from that Court.

His Majesty is persuaded that the Justice and good Faith of His Conduct towards Foreign Powers, and the Sincerity of His Wishes to preserve the Tranquillity of Europe, will be acknowledged by all the World; and His Majesty trusts that He shall not stand responsible for the Disturbance of that Tranquillity, if He should find Himself called upon to resent so unprovoked and so unjust an Aggression on the Honour of His Crown, and the essential Interests of His Kingdoms, contrary to the most solemn Assurances, subversive of the Law of Nations, and injurious to the Rights of every Sovereign Power in Europe.

His Majesty relying with the firmest Confidence on the zealous and affectionate Support of His faithful People, is determined to be prepared to exert, if it shall become necessary, all the Force and Resources of His Kingdoms, which He trusts will be found adequate to repel every Insult and Attack, and to maintain and uphold the Power and Reputation of this Country."

The same was read Twice by the Clerk.

Then the Lord Viscount Weymouth (by His Majesty's Command) laid before the House,

Copy of a Paper delivered to Lord Viscount Weymouth by the Marquis de Noailles, the 13th March 1778, together with a Translation thereof.

The same was read by the Clerk.

Motion for Address thereon:

Then it was moved, "That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to return His Majesty the humble Thanks of this House for the Communication of the Paper presented to the Lord Viscount Weymouth, by the Order of the French King; and for acquainting this House, that in consequence of this offensive Declaration, His Majesty has thought proper to order His Ambassador to withdraw from the Court of France.

To assure His Majesty, that it is with the utmost Difficulty this House can restrain the strongest Expressions of the Resentment and Indignation which they feel for this unjust and unprovoked Aggression on the Honour of His Majesty's Crown, and the essential Interests of His Kingdoms, contrary to the Law of Nations, and injurious to the Rights and Possessions of every Sovereign Power in Europe.

That the good Faith and Uprightness of His Majesty's Conduct towards Foreign Powers, and the Sincerity of His Intentions to preserve the general Tranquillity must be acknowledged by all the World; and His Majesty cannot be considered as responsible for the Disturbance of this Tranquillity, if His Majesty should find himself called upon to resist the Enterprizes of that restless and dangerous Spirit of Ambition and Aggrandizement which has so often invaded the Rights, and threatened the Liberties of Europe.

That we should be wanting in our Duty to His Majesty and to ourselves, if we did not give His Majesty the strongest Assurances of our most zealous Assistance and Support; every Sentiment of Loyalty to His Majesty, and of Love to our Country, will animate this House to stand forth in the Public Defence, and to promote every Measure that shall be found necessary for enabling His Majesty to vindicate the Honour of His Crown, and to protect the just Rights and essential Interests of these Kingdoms."

The same was read by the Clerk.

An Amendment proposed and disagreed to:

Then an Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Motion for an Address, by inserting after the Words zealous Assistance and Support, "the following Words, (videlicet,)

("Whenever His Majesty shall, from His Regard to the Honour of His Crown and Safety of His Subjects, remove from His Councils those Persons under whose Administration no Plan Civil or Military has been successful, and the Colonies, so valuable a Part of the Empire, have been lost to this Nation, and driven into Connexions with the Court of France, and whose longer Continuance in Power we are bound to represent to His Majesty may highly endanger the Safety of His Crown, and the remaining Parts of His Dominions.")

Which being objected to,

After long Debate,

The Question was put, "Whether the Words proposed to be inserted shall stand Part of the Motion?"

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then it was moved, "To agree to the said Motion for an Address as at first proposed."

Which being objected to;

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the Lords following were appointed a Committee to prepare an Address pursuant thereto; (videlicet),

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Marlbcrough.
D. Gordon.
D. Chandos.
Ld. Steward.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Derby.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Exeter.
E. Denbigh.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Sandwich.
E. Carlisle.
E. Rochford.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Loudoun.
E. Marchmont.
E. Sussex.
E. Brooke.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Montague.
V. Townshend.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Paget.
L. Osborne.
L. Cadogan.
L. Edgcumbe.
L. Sandys.
L. Lyttelton.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Vernon.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet immediately, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Committee withdrew to prepare the Address.

After some Time, the House was resumed;

Address reported.

And the Lord Viscount Weymouth reported from the Committee, an Address drawn by them as follows; (videlicet),

Most Gracious Sovereign,

We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, return our humble Thanks to Your Majesty, for the Communication of the Paper presented to the Lord Viscount Weymouth, by the Order of the French King; and for acquainting us, that in consequence of this offensive Declaration, Your Majesty has thought proper to order Your Ambassador to withdraw from the Court of France; and we beg Leave to assure Your Majesty, that it is with the utmost Difficulty we can restrain the strongest Expressions of the Resentment and Indignation which we feel for this unjust and unprovoked Aggression on the Honour of Your Majesty's Crown, and the essential Interests of Your Kingdoms, contrary to the Law of Nations, and injurious to the Rights and Possessions of every Sovereign Power in Europe.

The good Faith and Uprightness of Your Majesty's Conduct towards Foreign Powers, and the Sincerity of Your Intentions to preserve the general Tranquillity, must be acknowledged by all the World; and Your Majesty cannot be considered as responsible for the Disturbance of this Tranquillity, if You should find Yourself called upon to resist the Enterprizes of that restless and dangerous Spirit of Ambition and Aggrandizement, which has so often invaded the Rights, and threatened the Liberties of Europe.

We should be wanting in our Duty to Your Majesty and to ourselves, if we did not give Your Majesty the strongest Assurances of our most zealous Assistance and Support. Every Sentiment of Loyalty to Your Majesty, and of Love to our Country, will animate us to stand forth in the Public Defence, and to promote every Measure that shall be sound necessary for enabling Your Majesty to vindicate the Honour of Your Crown, and to protect the just Rights and essential Interests of these Kingdoms."

Which Address being read by the Clerk;

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty by the whole House.

Ordered, That the Lords with White Staves do wait on His Majesty, humbly to know what Time His Majesty will please to appoint to be attended therewith.

State of the Nation, consideration of, adjourned.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the State of the Nation, which stands appointed for Thursday next, be adjourned to Monday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 18o Martii 1778.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Exon. Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Marchmont.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.

PRAYERS.

His Majesty to be attended with Address.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, "That the Lords, with White Staves, had (according to Order) waited on His Majesty, humbly to know what Time His Majesty would please to appoint to be attended with their Lordships' Address; and that His Majesty had appointed this Day, at Two o'Clock, at His Palace of Saint James."

Siddington, St. Peter, &c. Enclosure, &c. Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Consolidated Parishes of Siddington Saint Peter, and Siddington Saint Mary, in the County of Gloucester; and for taking down the Rectory Church of Saint Mary, within the said Parishes."

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

Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Marchment.
L. Bp. Exeter. L. Sandys.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.

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

King's Consent signified to it.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the last-mentioned Bill, was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein, as they shall think fit."

L. Bingley's Exemplification Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for exemplifying or enrolling the Will of George late Lord Bingley deceased, and making such Exemplification or attested Copies of the Enrolment thereof, evidence as well in Ireland as in Great Britain."

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

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

Taunton, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from the Town of Taunton, in the County of Somerset; and for repealing Two Acts, One of the Twenty-fifth Year of His late Majesty, and the other of the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, relating to the said Roads; and for amending widening and keeping in Repair, several other Roads adjoining thereto."

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.

Shuckburgh Fields Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Commonable Lands and Grounds, called Shuckburgh Fields, in the County of Warwick."

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.

Hertford, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, the Roads from the East End of the Town of Hertford, in the County of Hertford, through Watton to Broadwater, and from the Town of Ware, through Watton, to the North End of the Town of Walkern 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.

Scarborough Pier Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for further continuing the Duties granted by Three Acts made in the Fifth and Twenty-fifth Years of His late Majesty King George the Second, and in the Third Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for enlarging the Pier and Harbour of Scarborough, in the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Constables, &c. Payment of Costs, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Payment of Costs to Parties on Complaints determined before Justices of the Peace out of Sessions; for the Payment of the Charges of Constables in certain Cases; and for the more effectual Payment of Charges to Witnesses and Prosecutors of any Larceny or other Felony."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Twopreceding Bills.

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

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

E. Bective against Hamilton, et al.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein the Right Honourable Thomas Earl of Bective in the Kingdom of Ireland is Appellant, and Robert Hamilton, and others, are Respondents, et e contra, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off till To-morrow.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 19o Martii 1778.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Exon.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Viscount Montague.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.

PRAYERS.

His Majesty's Answer to Address reported.

The Lord Chancellor reported, "That the House did Yesterday present their Address to His Majesty, to which His Majesty was pleased to return the following most gracious Answer:"

My Lords,

I thank you for this loyal and affectionate Address. Nothing shall be wanting on My Part that may tend to the effectual Support of the just Rights of My Crown, and the true Interests of My People. These great and important Considerations shall ever be the immediate Object of My Attention."

Ordered, That His Majesty's Message, together with the Address, and His Majesty's most Gracious Answer thereto, be forthwith printed and published.

E. Bective against Hamilton et. al.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Thomas Earl of Bective in the Kingdom of Ireland is Appellant, and Robert Hamilton, and others, are Respondents, et e contra, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off till To-morrow.

Bishop of Durham's Estate Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the several yearly Rents and Copyhold Fines payable to the Lord Bishop of Durham, and his Successors, and issuing out of the several Messuages, Lands and Tenements, within the Manor of Howden, in the East Riding of the County of York, in Trustees to be sold, and for enabling the said Lord Bishop of Durham, and his Successors, to enfranchize the several Customary or Copyhold Messuages, Lands, and Tenements within the said Manor, and for applying the Money arising from such Sale and Enfranchisement, in the Manner therein mentioned," stands committed, be revived, and meet Tomorrow.

Worsop's Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Arthur Worsop (heretofore called John Arthur Esquire) to settle a Jointure upon any Woman or Women he may hereafter marry, on the Terms therein mentioned," stands committed, be revived, and meet To-morrow.

North Marston Enclosure Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the Parish and Liberties of North Marston, in the County of Bucks," stands committed, be revived, and meet To-morrow.

Hardwicke Enclosure Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Grounds and Commonable Lands, within the Township and Liberties of Hardwicke, in the County of Buckingham," stands committed, be revived, and meet To-morrow.

Gloucester to Stroud Road Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the City of Gloucester to the Town of Stroud, in the County of Gloucester," stands committed, be revived, and meet To-morrow.

Broad Wheel Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing so much of an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the General Laws now in being for regulating the Turnpike Roads in that Part of Great Britain called England, and for other Purposes," as is to subject Carriages having the Fellies of the Wheels thereof of less Breadth or Gauge than Six Inches, to the Payment of double Tolls; and for vacating Contracts for leasing Tolls;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ivelchester Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads therein mentioned, leading to and from the Towns of Shipton Malet and Ivelchester in the County of Somerset, so far as the same relates to the Roads therein called the Ivelchester Turnpike Roads;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Fivehead, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing, amending, and widening the several Roads leading from the Red Post in the Parish of Fivehead, through the Towns of Langport and Somerton to Butwell; and also from Curry Rivell to Puckington Lane, and from Cary Bridge to Street Cross, in the County of Somerset; and for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, several other Roads adjoining thereto;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Patney Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Bouverie and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and laying in Severalty, the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Waste Lands and Commonable Places, within the Parish of Patney, in the County of Wilts;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Three last-mentioned Bills were, severally, read the First Time.

D. Chandos and Freeman's Petition referred to Judges."

Upon reading the Petition of the most Noble James Duke of Chandos, and the humble Petition of Thomas Edwards Freeman Esquire, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said 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 the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, 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.

Dobbin's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That Thomas White Esquire, Francis Stubbins, Mary Smith, Hannah Smith, Mrs. Abegail Ellis, William Keeting, Mr. James Lee, and Mr. Mark Holman, do attend this House on Monday the 23d Day of this Instant March, in order to their being examined as Witnesses upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Clotworthy Dobbin Esquire, with Mary his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Harington Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Richard Harington Clerk, for and on the Behalf of his only Son, an Infant, 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 the Reverend Richard Harington, and the Receiver for the Time being of the Estates of Arthur Champernowne Esquire, an Infant, to grant Leases and Setts of the same Estates, during his Minority."

Luttrell's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Honourable Temple Simon Luttrell to make a Jointure upon his intended Wife out of his settled Estate; and for making a Provision by way of Equivalent in lieu thereof."

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

D. Richmond.
D. Chandos.
E. Exeter.
E. Denbigh.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
V. Montague.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Le Despencer.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Craven.
L. Edgcumbe.
L. Wycombe.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Friday the 3d Day of April next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Sir L. Dundas's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to authorize Sir Lawrence Dundas Baronet, and the several other Persons therein named, to insert in a Deed of Disposition and Conveyance of Lands and Hereditaments in Scotland, agreed to be settled by Articles made previous to the Marriage of Thomas Dundas Esquire, with Lady Charlotte his Wife, the like Power of Exchange, as is contained in the Settlement made previous to the said Marriage, of certain Estates of the said Sir Lawrence Dundas, in England."

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

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

Fryer Bacon's Study &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for amending and keeping in Repair the Roads leading from a Place called Fryer Bacon's Study to Chilton Pond; and from the Top of Hinksey Hill to Foxcombe Hill Gate, in the Road leading to Farringdon, in the County of Berks."

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

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

Broad Wheel Bill:

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing so much of an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the General Laws now in being for regulating the Turnpike Roads in that Part of Great Britain called England, and for other Purposes," as is to subject Carriages having the Fellies of the Wheels thereof of less Breadth or Gauge than Six Inches, to the Payment of double Tolls; and for vacating Contracts for leasing Tolls."

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Petitions against it.

Upon reading the Petition of the Commissioners of the Turnpike Roads leading from Blackburn, in the County, of Lancaster, to Burscough Bridge, in the said County, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Commissioners of the Turnpike Roads leading from the Town of Leigh to the Towns of Warrington, Wigan, Prescot, Ormskirk, Chorley, Bolton, Blackrod and Blackburn, in the County of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Commissioners of the Turnpike Roads leading from Manchester to Stockport, Macclesfield, Buxton, Wilmslow, Warrington, Bolton, Chorley, Wigan, Rochdale, Oldham, Halifax, Ashton-underLine and Altringham, situate in the Counties of Lancaster, York, Chester and Derby, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, Bailiffs, Burgesses, and other Inhabitants of the Borough of Wigan, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Trustees appointed by an Act of the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty, for repairing the Turnpike Road from the Town of Liverpool to the Towns of Prescot, Ashton and Warrington, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Commissioners of the Turnpike Roads leading from Wigan to Preston, through Chorley, situate in the County of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, severally taking notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, An Act for repealing so much of an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the General Laws now in being, for regulating the Turnpike Roads in that Part of Great Britain called England, and for other Purposes," as is to subject Carriages having the Fellies of the Wheels thereof of less Breadth or Gauge than Six Inches, to the Payment of double Tolls; and for vacating Contracts for leasing Tolls;" and praying, That they may be heard by themselves or Counsel against the said Bill:

It is Ordered, That the said Petitions do lie on the Table, and that the Petitioners be at Liberty to be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill on Tuesday the 31st Day of this Instant March, at the Second Reading thereof; and that Counsel be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

Upon reading the Petition of the Trustees of the Turnpike Road leading from Warrington to Wigan, in the County of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Commissioners of the several Turnpike Roads in the County of Chester, leading from the Town of Nether Knutsford to Macclesfield, Altrincham, Warrington, North Wich and Lawton, and from North Wich aforesaid to the City of Chester, and to Middlewich, Sandbach, and Lawton aforesaid, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for repealing so much of an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the General Laws now in being for regulating the Turnpike Roads in that Part of Great Britain called England, and for other Purposes," as is to subject Carriages having the Fellies of the Wheels thereof of less Breadth or Gauge than Six Inches, to the Payment of double Tolls; and for vacating Contracts for leasing Tolls;" and praying, That the said Bill may not pass into a Law:

It is Ordered, That the said Petitions do lie on the Table.

Broad Wheel Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing so much of an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the General Laws now in being for regulating the Turnpike Roads in that Part of Great Britain called England, and for other Purposes," as is to subject Carriages having the Fellies of the Wheels thereof of less Breadth or Gauge than Six Inches, to the Payment of double Tolls; and for vacating Contracts for leasing Tolls," be read a Second Time on Tuesday the 31st Day of this Instant March; and that the Lords be summoned.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Mercers Company, Accounts delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Cawne from the Mercers Company attended;"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to Acts of Parliament,

The Accounts of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London, from the 10th of October 1776, to the 10th of October 1777, directed to be laid before each House of Parliament, by Two Acts, One of the Twenty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the Annuitants of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London;" and the other, of the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the Bond and other Creditors of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Siddington St. Peter, &c. Enclosure, &c. Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Consolidated Parishes of Siddington Saint Peter, and Siddington Saint Mary, in the County of Gloucester; and for taking down the Rectory Church of Saint Mary, within the said Parishes," 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."

L. Bingley's Exemplification Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for exemplifying or enrolling the Will of George late Lord Bingley, deceased, and making such Exemplification, or attested Copies of the Enrolment thereof, Evidence as well in Ireland as in Great Britain," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Taunton, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually amending, widening and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from the Town of Taunton, in the County of Somerset; and for repealing Two Acts, one of the Twenty-fifth Year of His late Majesty, and the other of the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, relating to the said Roads; and for amending, widening and keeping in repair, several other Roads adjoining thereto," was committed.

Hertford Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for amending, widening and keeping in repair, the Roads from the East End of the Town of Hertford, in the County of Hertford, through Watton to Broadwater; and from the Town of Ware, through Watton, to the North End of the Town of Walkern, in the said County," was committed.

Campbell's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Hooke Campbell Esquire, with Elizabeth Eustacia his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Monday next, and the Lords summoned; and that the several Persons who were ordered to attend on that Day, do then attend.

Dobbin's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Clotworthy Dobbin Esquire, with Mary his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to Tuesday next, and the Lords summoned; and that the several Persons who were ordered to attend on that Day, do then attend.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 20o Martii 1778.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Exon.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Dux Portland.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Derby.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Walpole.

PRAYERS.

E. Bective against Hamilton et al.:

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the Original Petition and Appeal of the Right Honourable Thomas Earl of Bective, in the Kingdom of Ireland, complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 3d of May 1776, made in a certain Cause wherein the said Thomas Earl of Bective was Plaintiff, and Robert Hamilton, Benjamin Geale, Hans Hamilton, James Hamilton and Benedict Hamilton, John Hamilton, James Hamilton, Hans Hamilton, Hans Hamilton his Son and Heir, and Henry Hamilton, James Hamilton, John Hamilton and Robert Hamilton, also Sons of the said James Hamilton, Anne Hamilton, James Hamilton, Henry Hamilton and Margaret his Wife, and Sophia Hamilton, were Desendants; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet:" And likewise upon the Cross Appeal of Robert Hamilton and Benjamin Geale Esquires, Trustees named in the Will of James Hamilton Esquire, deceased; Hans Hamilton Esquire, eldest Son of the said James Hamilton, James Hamilton and Benedict Hamilton, Sons of the said Hans Hamilton, John Hamilton and James Hamilton younger Sons of the said James Hamilton deceased, Hans Hamilton, Henry Hamilton, James Hamilton, John Hamilton and Robert Hamilton, Sons of the said James Hamilton the Son, Anne Hamilton, Jane Hamilton, Henry Hamilton and Margaret his Wife, and Sophia Hamilton; complaining of Part of a Decree of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 3d of May 1776; and praying, "That the same might be reversed or varied, 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 Robert Hamilton, Benjamin Geale, Hans Hamilton, James Hamilton and Benedict Hamilton, John Hamilton, James Hamilton, Hans Hamilton, Hans Hamilton his Son and Heir, and Henry Hamilton, James Hamilton, John Hamilton and Robert Hamilton, also Sons of the said James Hamilton, Anne Hamilton, Jane Hamilton, Henry Hamilton and Margaret his Wife, and Sophia Hamilton, put in to the said Original Appeal; and the Answer of the Right Honourable Thomas Earl of Bective, put in to the said Cross Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on both Sides in these Causes:

Decree Varied.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That in the said Decree of the 3d of May 1776, after the Words ("in Discharge of the several Judgements and Securities"), the Words ("according to their respective Priorities") be left out; and that the Words following be inserted instead thereof, ("in the Manner herein aftermentioned"): And it is hereby Ordered and Adjudged, That with this Variation, the said Decree complained of in the said Original Appeal be, and the same is hereby Affirmed: And it is further Ordered and Adjudged, That the said Cross Appeal be, and the same is hereby dismissed.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein George Haldane Esquire, is Appellant, and George Keith, late Earl Marischall, Respondent, which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to Wednesday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Bp. Durham's Estate Bill.

The Earl of Oxford reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the several Yearly Rents and Copyhold Fines, payable to the Lord Bishop of Durham, and his Successors, and issuing out of the several Messuages, Lands and Tenements, within the Manor of Howden, in the East Riding of the County of York, in Trustees, to be sold; and for enabling the said Lord Bishop of Durham, and his Successors, to enfranchise the several Customary or Copyhold Messuages, Lands and Tenements, within the said Manor; and for applying the Money arising from such Sale and Enfranchisement, in the Manner therein mentioned," was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Worsop's Bill.

The Earl of Oxford made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Arthur Worsop (heretofore called John Arthur Esquire), to settle a Jointure upon any Woman or Women he may hereafter marry, on the Terms therein mentioned," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Bullock's Bill.

The Earl of Oxford made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Settled Estate of John Bullock Esquire, and Elizabeth his Wife, in the County of Chester, in Trustees to be sold, for raising Money to discharge an Incumbrance thereon; and laying out the Surplus in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses limited of the said Settled Estate," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

North Marston Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Oxford made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the Parish and Liberties of North Marston, in the County of Bucks," was committed.

Hardwicke Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Oxford made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Township and Liberties of Hardwicke, in the County of Buckingham," was committed.

Shuckburgh Fields Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Oxford made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Commonable Lands and Grounds, called Shuckburgh Fields, in the County of Warwick," was committed.

Fryer Bacon's Study, &c. Road Bill.

The Earl of Oxford also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for amending and keeping in Repair, the Roads leading from a Place called Fryer Bacon's Study, to Chilton Pond; and from the Top of Hinksey Hill to Foxcombe Hill Gate, in the Road leading to Farringdon, in the County of Berks," 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 di rected him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Gloucester to Stroud Road Bill.

The Earl of Oxford made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the City of Gloucester to the Town of Stroud, in the County of Gloucester," was committed.

Harington's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Reverend Richard Harington, and the Receiver for the Time being of the Estates of Arthur Champernowne Esquire, an Insant, to grant Leases and Setts of the same Estates, during his Minority."

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

D. Portland.
D. Chandos.
E. Derby.
E. Denbigh.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Effingham.
E. Mansfield.
V. Montague.
V. Falmouth.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Bath and Wells.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Le Despencer.
L. Onslow.
L. Edgcumbe.
L. Walpole.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday the 6th Day of April next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Deane, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Anthony Deane Esquire, 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 the Settled Estate of Anthony Deane the Younger Esquire, in the County of Worcester, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale, together with other Monies therein mentioned, in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments to be settled in lieu thereof, to the several Uses therein expressed.

Fiyehead &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing, amending, and widening the several Roads leading from the Red Post in the Parish of Fivehead, through the Towns of Langport and Somerton to Butwell; and also from Curry Rivell to Puckington Lane, and from Cary Bridge to Street Cross, in the County of Somerset; and for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, several other Roads adjoining thereto."

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

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

Patney Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and laying in Severalty, the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Waste Lands and Commonable Places, within the Parish of Patney, in the 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.

Ivelchester Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads therein mentioned, leading to and from the Towns of Shipton Malet and Ivelchester, in the County of Somerset, so far as the same relates to the Roads therein called The Ivelchester Turnpike Roads."

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.

Siddington St. Peter, &c. Enclosure, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Consolidated Parishes of Siddington Saint Peter, and Siddington Saint Mary, in the County of Gloucester; and for taking down the Rectory Church of Saint Mary, within the said Parishes."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Taunton, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually amending, widening and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from the Town of Taunton, in the County of Somerset; and for repealing Two Acts, One of the Twenty-fifth Year of His late Majesty, and the other of the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, relating to the said Roads; and for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, several other Roads adjoining thereto."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative,

Hertford, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, the Roads from the East End of the Town of Hertford, in the County of Hertford, through Watton to Broadwater; and from the Town of Ware, through Watton, to the North End of the Town of Walkern, in the said County."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hardwicke Enclosure Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Gloucester to Stroud Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the City of Gloucester to the Town of Stroud, in the County of Gloucester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Shnckburgh Fields Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Commonable Lands and Grounds, called Shuckburgh Fields, in the County of Warwick."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Fryer Bacon's Study, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for amending and keeping in Repair, the Roads leading from a Place called Fryer Bacon's Study, to Chilton Pond; and from the Top of Hinksey Hill to Foxcombe Hill Gate, in the Road leading to Farringdon, in the County of Berks."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

North Marston Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the Parish and Liberties of North Marston, in the County of Bucks."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

L. Bingley's Exemplification Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for exemplifying or enrolling the Will of George late Lord Bingley, deceased, and making such Exemplification, or attested Copies of the Enrolment thereof, Evidence as well in Ireland as in Great Britain."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Adjourn.

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

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