House of Lords Journal Volume 35
March 1778 21-30

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March 1778 21-30

DIE Lunæ, 23o Martii 1778.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Dux Gloucester.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Dartmouth, C.P.S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Montagu.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townsbend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. De Ferrar.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
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.Brownlow.
Ds. Foley.

PRAYERS.

Darby et at. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of George Darby and Ann his Wife, Richard Jackson, Elizabeth Jackson, Thomas Chase, the Reverend Thomas Clarke, on Behalf of himself and of his Infant Sons, Thomas Truesdale Clarke, and John George Clarke, and Francis William Thomas Bridges; 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.

Martin et Ux. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Henry Martin of Brampton, in the County of Huntingdon, Gentleman, and Elizabeth his Wife, on Behalf of themselves and their 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 Estates of Henry Martin Gentleman, and Elizabeth his Wife, in Elton in the County of Huntingdon, in Trustees, to be exchanged or to be sold, and the Money laid out in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses."

Wray against Watson, in Error.

The Earl of Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, in the usual Manner, delivered in at the Table a Writ of Error, wherein,

Hilton Wray is Plaintiff,

and
David Watson Defendant.

Worsop's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bp Durham's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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 enfranchife 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bullock's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Degen's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That William Luke Junior, Elizabeth Collier, Mary Osborne, Mary Maurice, and Lewis Crinsoz, do attend this House on Friday next, in order to their being examined as Witnesses upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of George Christophor Degen with Catherine Furlong his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

May against Hudson:

Upon reading the Petition of John Hudson, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Philip James May is Plaintiff:

Telfair against Godwin:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of James Godwin, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein William Telfair is Plaintiff, setting forth, "That the Plaintiffs have not assigned Errors within the Time limited by their Lordships Standing Order;" and therefore praying, "That the said Writs of Error may be Non-pros'd with such Costs, as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

Writs of Error Non-pros'd with Costs.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners do forthwith enter a Non-pros. on the said Writs of Error as desired, and that the Records be remitted to the Court of King's Bench, to the End Execution may be had upon the Judgements given by that Court, as if no such Writs of Error had been brought into this House; and further, that the Plaintiffs in Error do pay, or cause to be paid, to the Defendants in Error, the Sum of Forty Pounds for their Costs, by reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgements.

Suttons' Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Richard Sutton Baronet, on Behalf of himself and his Infant Sons; Elizabeth Sutton Widow, Guardian to her Son Robert Sutton an Infant, and the Reverend Richard Sutton Doctor in Divinity; 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.

Deane's Bill.

Hodie 2a 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."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Richmond.
D. Grafton.
D. Bolton.
D. Devonshire.
D. Ancaster.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Dorset.
D. Montagu.
M. Rockingham.
Ld. Steward.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Exeter.
E. Denbigh.
E. Thanet.
E. Sandwich.
E. Doncaster.
E. Berkeley.
E. Abingdon.
E. Rochford.
E. Coventry.
E. Jersey.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Loudoun.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Dunmore.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Aylesford.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Effingham.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Harcourt.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Radnor.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Mansfield.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Townshend.
V. Weymouth.
V. Bolingbroke.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Hampden.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Abergavenny.
L. Percy.
L. De Ferrars.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Paget.
L. Onslow.
L. Cadogan.
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. Brownlow.
L. Foley.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday the 7th 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.

Message from H. C. to return North Myms Common Enclosure Bill.

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

To return 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; and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Cow Honeyborn Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and all other Commonable Land, in the Manor and Hamlet of Cow Honeyborn, otherwise Chapel Honeyborn, in the County of Gloucester; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hackthorne Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Heath and Waste Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Hackthorne, in the County of Lincoln; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Acomb Common Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir William Middleton and others:

With a Bill, intituled, An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common Moor or Tract of Waste Land, called Acomb Common, within the Regality or Manor of Hexham, in the County of Northumberland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

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

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Timber and Wood growing upon the Estates of Henry Perryn Browne Esquire, in the County of York, in Trustees, to sell the same, and apply the Money arising therefrom for making a Recompence to Sir Richard Perryn his Father, for the Charges and Expences of making Buildings and Improvements upon the same Estate; and for the other Purposes therein mentioned; and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Patnev Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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, 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.

Fivehead, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of 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," 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.

Ivelchester Roads Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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, was committed.

Campbell's Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Hooke Campbell Esquire, with Elizabeth Eustacia his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned; and for hearing Counsel for and against the same; and for the Lords to be summoned:

Counsel were accordingly called in:

And Mr. Hood appearing as Counsel for the Bill, but no Counsel appearing against it:

William Pearce was called, in order to prove Service of the Order for the said Second Reading; and being sworn, acquainted the House, That he served Mrs. Campbell personally, on Tuesday the 10th of this Instant March, at her House, with the Order of this House for the Second Reading of the Bill; and at the same Time delivered to her a true Copy of the Bill."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then the said Bill was read a Second Time; and Mr. Hood was heard in Support of the Bill, and to make out the Allegations thereof; and, in order to prove the Marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Campbell, called William Crealock, who, being sworn, produced an Extract of the Register of Marriages of the Parish of in the County of and declaring That the same was a true Copy, he having examined it with the Original; The same was read, whereby it appeared, that the said John Hooke Campbell and Elizabeth Eustacia Bassett were married at the said Parish Church on the 31st of August 1762.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Duncan McAndrews was called in; and being sworn, acquainted the House, That Mr. Campbell, at the Time of his Marriage, was called John Campbell Hooke."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then William Marshall was called in; and being sworn, produced an Office Copy of the Judgement obtained in the Court of King's Bench, against William Wade Esquire, for Criminal Conversation with the said Mrs. Campbell.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mark Holman, Deputy Register of the Consistory Court of the Bishop of London, was called in; and being sworn, produced the Original Definitive Sentence of Divorce against the said Mrs. Campbell for Adultery.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Joseph Harris was called in; and being sworn, acquainted the House, That he lived as Servant with Mrs. Campbell at Richmond in May 1777; that on the 31st of May 1777, Mr. Wade came to Mr. Campbell's House and supped there; that, after Supper, Mr. Wade went up to bed, and that he the Witness fetched the Candle out of his Room after he was in Bed; that Mr. Wade's Bed-Room was that where the Miss Campbells usually lay, and was directly opposite to Mrs. Campbell's Bed-Room; that the Miss Campbelis that Night laid in an upper Room; that after fetching Mr. Wade's Candle, he the Witness returned up Stairs, and watched Mrs. Campbell and Mr. Wade; that he heard Mrs. Campbell go into her own Bed-Room, and soon after heard her say, You may come; that he then saw Mr. Wade go into her Room, and listening at the Door, he heard the Bed creak several Times, and they kissing each other; and that he also heard Mrs. Campbell say, My Dear Mr. Wade, how happy you make me; that about a Quarter after Four in the Morning, he saw Mr. Wade come out of Mrs. Campbell's Room, and go into his own; that Mr. Wade's Door making a noise in shutting it, Mrs. Campbell called out to him not to make such a Noise. Being asked If Mr. Wade was dressed, said, "He could not tell, as he only looked in his Face."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Jane Whither was called in; and being sworn, acquainted the House, That in May 1777 she lived as a Servant with Mrs. Campbell; that on the 31st of May Mr. Wade came to Mrs. Campbell's House at Richmond, and staid there all Night; that she saw him about Twelve o'Clock at Night go out of his Room, which was where the Miss Campbells used to lay, into Mrs. Campbell's Bed Room, which was di rectly opposite, and presently after heard the Bed creak, and they kissing each other; that about a Quarter after Four in the Morning, she saw Mr. Wade, in his Shirt only, come out of Mrs. Campbell's Bed Chamber, and go into his own; and that upon making Mrs. Campbell's Bed next Morning, there were very apparent Marks in the Sheets of their having lain together.

She was directed to withdraw.

The Counsel was directed to withdraw.

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

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

Message from His Majesty relating to the Militia:

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.

"The French King having concluded a Treaty of Amity and Commerce with His Majesty's revolted Subjects in North America, and His Majesty having received Advice, that the Warlike Preparations in France become every Day more considerable, His Majesty thinks that, in this critical Conjuncture, He should not act consistently with the Care and Concern which He always feels for his faithful People, if He omitted any Means in His Power that may contribute to their Defence: Therefore, in pursuance of the Acts of Parliament enabling His Majesty to call out and assemble the Militia, in the Cases therein mentioned, His Majesty has thought proper to make this Communication to the House of Lords, to the End that His Majesty may, if He shall think proper, cause the Militia to be drawn out and embodied, and to march as Occasion shall require.

"G. R."

Then the said Message was again read by the Clerk.

Address thereupon.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to return His Majesty the Thanks of this House for His Most Gracious Message; and to express the Sense we have of His Majesty's Goodness, and of His Paternal Care and Concern for His People, in providing every Means in His Power that may tend to their Defence; and in His Intention to call out and assemble the Militia, if it shall be sound necessary for that Purpose.

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

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

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

After some Time, the House was resumed.

America, Address to His Majesty to withdraw Ships and Troops from, Negatived.

Then it was moved, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to desire that His Majesty will be pleased to give Orders, that all His Majesty's Ships of War and Land Forces be immediately withdrawn from the Ports and Territories of the Thirteen revolted Provinces, and disposed of in such Manner as His Majesty in His Wisdom shall think best calculated for the Defence of the remaining Parts of the Empire, in the difficult Situation in which we are unfortunately placed; humbly beseeching His Majesty, to take into His peculiar Consideration, the Condition of Great Britain and Ireland, to repel a Foreign Invasion; and imploring His Majesty to take the most speedy and effectual Measures for providing for the Security of these Kingdoms.

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.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the State of the Nation be put off to Tuesday the 31st Day of this Instant March; and that the Lords be summoned.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 24o Martii 1778.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Exon.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Dux Bolton.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Northington.
Viscount Montague.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Rivers.

PRAYERS.

King's Answer to Address reported.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order), waited on His Majesty, with their Lordships Address of Yesterday; and that His Majesty was pleased to receive the same very graciously.

Dobbins 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 wise, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned; which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Tuesday the 7th Day of April next, and the Lords summoned; and that the several Persons who were ordered to attend on this Day, do then attend.

Napton upon the Hill 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, within the Parish and Liberties of Napton upon the Hill, in the County of Warwick;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return E. Surrey's Estate Bill.

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

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

Gloucester Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Roads leading from the City of Gloucester, towards Cheltenham and Tewkesbury, in the County of Gloucester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Glusburn Moor Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing, certain Commons and Waste Grounds, called Glusburn Moor, within the Manor of Glusburn, in the Parish of Kildwick, in the West Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Scotch Game Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Archibald Edmonstone and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for restraining unqualified Persons from destroying or killing of Game; and for granting to Proprietors of Land further Powers with respect to the same, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Ordered, That the last-mentioned Bill be printed.

Message from H. C. to return Abp. Canterbury's Estate Bill.

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

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

Campbell's Divorce Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure; and put into a Committee upon 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."

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."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Coate Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Goddard 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 Manor and Tithing of Coate, in the Parish of Bishop's Cannings, in the County of Wilts;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Martin's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Settled Estates of Henry Martin Gentleman, and Elizabeth his Wife, in Elton in the County of Huntingdon, in Trustees, to be exchanged or to be sold, and the Money laid out in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses."

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

D. Bolton.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Exeter.
E. Denbigh.
E. Abercorn.
E. Effingham.
E. Northington.
V. Montague.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Romney.
L. Fortescue.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Pelham.
L. Brownlow.
L. Rivers.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday the 8th 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.

Cow Honeyborn Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and all other Commonable Land, in the Manor and Hamlet of Cow Honeyborn, otherwise Chapel Honeyborn, in the County of Gloucester."

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

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the said Petition be rejected.

De Bruges takes the Oath for his Naturalization.

Pierre Theodore de Bruges took the Oaths appointed in order to his Naturalization.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Pierre Theodore De Bruges."

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.

Darby's Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Thomas Darby Clerk, with Mary his Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same; and for the Lords to be summoned:

Counsel were accordingly called in:

And Mr. Price appearing as Counsel for the Bill, but no Counsel appearing against it:

Evan Foulkes was called, in order to prove Service of the Order for the said Second Reading; and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That he served Mrs. Darby personally on Thursday last with the Order of this House, for the Second Reading of the Bill; and at the same Time delivered to her a true Copy of the Bill."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then the said Bill was read a Second Time; and Mr. Price was heard in Support of the Bill, and to make out the Allegations thereof; and in order to prove the Marriage, again called the said Evan Foulkes, who produced an Extract from the Register of Marriages of the Parish of Feckenham in the County of Worcester, and declaring That the same was a true Copy, he having examined it with the Original;" The same was read, whereby it appeared, that the said Thomas Darby and Mary Hopkins were married at the said Parish Church on the 7th Day of November 1763.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Richard Clarke, Deputy Register of the Consistory Court of the Diocese of Worcester, was called in; and being sworn, produced the Original Definitive Sentence of Divorce in the said Court, against the said Mrs. Darby for Adultery, pronounced on the 14th of November 1776.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Frances Baldwin was called in; and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That she has known Mr. and Mrs. Darby for these Ten Years past: That she likewife knows John Heming: That she saw him in Bed with Mrs. Darby at her Uncle's at Carlow Hill near Feckenham at Christmas 1772: That it was between Ten and Eleven o'Clock at Night when she saw them in Bed together: That he lay with Mrs. Darby all Night: That the said John Heming was a Servant to a Chandler, and a Man of no Property. Being asked "If her Uncle knew of this," said, "He did not till the next Day."

She was directed to withdraw.

Then Eleanor Bolt was called in; and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That she has known Mr. and Mrs. Darby for these Fourteen Years past: That she likewife knows John Heming: That in December 1772 she saw the said John Heming and Mrs. Darby in Bed together at her Mother's House: That she likewife knew one George Moore: That in May 1775 she saw him and Mrs. Darby in Bed together at her Mother's House: That her Mother is First Cousin to Mrs. Darby: That Mrs. Darby left her Husband about Four or Five Years ago, and she believes they have not lived together since."

She was directed to withdraw.

The Counsel was directed to withdraw.

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 25o Martii 1778.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales presentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Exon.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Chandos.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Brownlow.

PRAYERS.

Haldane against Keith.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein George Haldane Esquire is Appellant, and George Keith late Earl Marischall, Respondent:

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

Tacolneston Enclosure Bill.

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

Cow Honeyborn Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale 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 all other Commonable Land, in the Manor and Hamlet of Cow Honeyborn, otherwise Chapel Honeyborn, in the County of Gloucester," was committed.

Hackthorne Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Heath and Waste Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Hackthorne, in the County of Lincoln," was committed.

De Bruges Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Pierre Theodore De Bruges," 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.

Campbell's Divorce Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Darby's Divorce Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon 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."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Scarsdale reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto, which he was ready to report when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Gloucester Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Roads leading from the City of Gloucester, towards Cheltenham and Tewkeshury, in the County of Gloucester."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Chandos.
M. Rockingham.
E. Denbigh.
E. Doncaster.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Radnor.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Townshend.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Edgcumbe.
L. Sandys.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Vernon.
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.

Glusburn Moor Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Grounds, called Glusburn Moor, within the Manor of Glusburn, in the Parish of Kildwick, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

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

Coate 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 Manor and Tithing of Coate, in the Parish of Bishop's Cannings, 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.

Sir Patrick Blake's Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Sir Patrick Blake Baronet, with Dame Annabella Blake his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same; and for the Lords to be summoned:

Counsel on both Sides were called in:

And Mr. Price appearing as Counsel for the Bill; and Mr. Hargrave as Counsel for Lady Blake:

The said Bill was read a Second Time.

Mr. Price was heard in support of the Bill, and to make out the Allegations thereof; and in order to prove the Marriage, called Edward Wallen Shepperd, who produced an Extract from the Register of Marriages of the Parish of Barton Great in the County of Suffolk, and declaring "That the same was a true Copy, he having examined it with the Original;" The same was read, whereby it appeared, that the said Sir Patrick Blake was married to Lady Blake at the said Parish Church on the 14th of April 1762.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then the said Edward Wallen Shepperd was again called in, and produced an Office Copy of the Judgement obtained in the Court of King's Bench against George Boscawen Esquire, for Criminal Conversation with the said Lady Blake, 28th January 1778.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mark Holman, Deputy Register of the Consistory Court of the Bishop London, was called in; and being sworn, produced the Original Definitive Sentence of Divorce in the said Court, against the said Lady Blake, for the Crime of Adultery, 9th February 1778.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then George French Esquire was called in; and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That he knew Sir Patrick Blake and his Lady: That he saw them with their Two Children at Saint Kitts: That the Children were afterwards sent from thence to England: That Lady Blake came home with him, the Witness, to England in 1775: That they left Saint Kitts on the Ist of May 1775, and arrived at Portsmouth in June 1775: That Sir Patrick Blake did not come to England till September 1776; and that Lady Blake never after her coming to England returned to Saint Kitts."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Robert Mark, Servant to Lady Blake, was called in; and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That he was hired as her Servant at Portsmouth in May 1775: That in June following her Ladyship landed at Portsmouth: That he attended her to Sir Patrick Blake's House in London: That afterwards he attended her to Sir Patrick Blake's Country Seat at Langham: That in May 1776 he went with her from Langham to Ilford in Essex, where she was met by a Gentleman who went by the Name of Thompson, and came in his own Chaise with Four Horses, whom he now knows to be Mr. Boscawen: That Lady Blake went from thence with Mr. Boscawen in his Chaise to Dover: That from thence they embarked for France, landed at Calais, and from thence proceeded to Paris, going by the Names of Mr. and Mrs. Thompson; and from thence went to where they staid Three Weeks, and went there by the Names of Mr. and Mrs Boscawen: That they lay in a Two bedded Room: That he has seen Mr. Boscawen go into the Room at Bed-time to Lady Blake, and that he, the Witness, has heard them talking together in the Night, and has seen him come out of her Room in the Morning: That they afterwards took a Chateau about Six or Seven Miles from where they lived together as Man and Wife for Twelve Months: That they they had but One Room to sleep in with only One Bed in it: That he has seen Mr. Boscawen go into the Room at Night with his Night Cap on, and has seen him come out of the Room in the same Dress, and that he has heard Lady Blake talking to him in the Bed Chamber: That One Morning Mr. Boscawen was not well, on which Occasion Lady Blake made his Breakfast in the Bed Room, and gave it him in Bed: That they returned to Calais, where they went by the Names of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson: That from thence they came to England, and went to Tinmouth in Cornwall, where they lived together for some Time as Man and Wife: That he the Witness left them there about Seven Months ago; and that during the Time he lived with Lady Blake, he never saw Sir Patrick Blake."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Vicinza Moro was called in; and being sworn and examined, acquainted the House, "That he lived as Servant with Mr. Boscawen in 1776: That he went with him in May 1776 to Ilford: That his Master met a Lady there, who he now knows to be Lady Blake, at Ilford, and carried her away in his own Chaise from Ilford to Dover: That he was ordered by his Master to say their Names were Mr. and Mrs. Thompson; which Names his Master gave him written on a Piece of Paper that he might not forget: That from Dover they went to Calais, and from thence to That from Calais they went by the Names of Mr. and Mrs. Boscawen: That while they were at they lay in the same Room together: That soon after they took a Chateau about Six or Seven Miles from That they lived there as Man and Wife, and lay in the same Room: That he has seen his Master go into the Room at Night with his Night Cap on, and seen him come out in the Morning: That he has called him up in a Mornning, and has heard Lady Blake talking to him in Bed: That they returned to England, and went to Tinmouth, under the Names of Mr. and Mrs Wilson: That they there lived together as Man and Wife: That he left Mr. Boscawen's Service about Seven Months and a Fortnight since: That he don't know Sir Patrick Blake; and that no Gentleman of that Name ever visited Lady Blake whilst he lived with Mr. Boscawen and her."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Hannah Javers was called in; and being sworn and examined, acquainted the House, "That she had lived as Servant with Lady Blake for some Years: That she had the Care of the Children when they returned from Saint Kitts: That she met Lady Blake at Langham, upon her Return from Saint Kitts: That in June 1777 Lady Blake sent for her to Tinmouth, where she went, and found her Mistress with Mr. Boscawen: That they lived together as Man and Wife: That she went with them afterwards to Sheldon: That they lived there in the same Manner, having but One Bed Chamber: That she has seen Mr. Boscawen go into the Bed Room at Night to her Mistress, and has seen him come out of it in the Morning: That she left them in November last."

She was directed to withdraw.

Then Mark Holman, Deputy Register of the Consistory Court of the Bishop of London, was again called in; and being asked "When the Suit instituted in that Court commenced," said, "In Michaelmas Term last."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Hargrave, Counsel for Lady Blake, acquainted the House, "That he should not give any Opposition to the Bill."

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

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

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

Wakefield to Sheffield Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from Leeds to Sheffield, in the County of York, so far as the same relates to the Road from Wakefield to Sheffield; and also One other Act, made in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for amending and rendering more effectual the said Act;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Annuity and Lottery Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Way of Annuities; and for establishing a Lottery;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hodie 1a & 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Way of Annuities; and for establishing a Lottery."

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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 26o Martii 1778.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Exon.
Comes Bathurst Cancellarius.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Amherst.

PRAYERS.

Shortreid against Seton and Scotland.

The Answer of George Seton Tenant in Hilton, and John Scotland Gardener at Dollar, Trustees for the Children and Creditors of Robert Sclater of Leith, to the Appeal of Robert Shortreid, Merchant in Leith, was this Day brought in.

Haldane against Keith and Elphingstone:

After hearing Counsel as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of George Haldane Esquire of Gleneagles, complaining of Part of an Order of the Court of Exchequer in Scotland, of the 5th of August 1777, in so far as the same disallows the Prayer of his Petition with regard to the Interest on the Debentures; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant 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 George Keith late Earl Marischall of Scotland, and the Honourable John Elphingstone, Assignee of the said George Keith, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Judgement.

It is Ordered and Adjudged by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Appeal be, and the same is hereby dismissed this House; the same being incompetent, from the Barons of the Exchequer acting Ministerially as a Board of Treasury under the Special Direction of an Act of Parliament.

Shortreid against Seton and Scotland.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Robert Shortreid, Merchant in Leith, is Appellant, and George Seton and John Scotland 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.

Barby Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Stow Poor Bill.

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

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

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

Annuity and Lottery Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by way of Annuities; and for establishing a Lottery."

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."

Chalmer to enter into Recognizance on Currie & Co's. Appeal.

The House being moved, "That James Chalmer of Leicester Fields, in the County of Middlesex, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Messieurs Currie, Beck, and Company, Merchants, on account of their Appeal depending in this House, they residing in Scotland:"

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

Gloucester Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Roads leading from the City of Gloucester towards Cheltenham and Tewkesbury, in the County of Gloucester," 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."

Glusburn Moor Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing, certain Commons and Waste Grounds, called Glusburn Moor, within the Manor of Glusburn, in the Parish of Kildwick, in the West Riding of the County of York," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; 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."

Coate Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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 Manor and Tithing of Coate, in the Parish of Bishop's Cannings, in the County of Wilts," was committed.

Annuity and Lottery Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by way of Annuities; and for establishing a Lottery."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Tacolneston Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing, the Commons and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Tacolneston, in the County of Norfolk."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hackthorne Enclosure Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Cow Honeyborn Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and all other Commonable Land, in the Manor and Hamlet of Cow Honeyborn, otherwise Chapel Honeyborn, in the County of Gloucester.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Gloucester Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Roads leading from the City of Gloucester towards Cheltenham and Tewkesbury, in the County of Gloucester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Glusburn Moor Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing, certain Commons and Waste Grounds, called Glusburn Moor, within the Manor of Glusburn, in the Parish of Kildwick, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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 Six preceding Bills.

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

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

De Bruges' Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Pierre Theodore De Bruges."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Kersall Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons ing and Waste Grounds, in the Township of Kersall, in the Parish of Kneesall, and County of Nottingham;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return Hitcham Enclosure Bill.

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

To return 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;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Sir Patrick Blake's Divorce Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Sir Patrick Blake Baronet, with Dame Annabella Blake his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Earl of Dalhousie reported from the Committee, "That they 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.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein the Reverend Mr. Thomas Tait is Appellant, and Mr. George Skene Keith is Respondent, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Monday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Darby's Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for receiving the Report of the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House, to 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;"

Ordered, That the said Report be received To-morrow.

Bennett et Ux Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Thomas Bennett the Younger, on Behalf of himself and his Infant Children, and also of Elizabeth his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Settled Estates of Thomas Bennett the Younger, and Elizabeth his Wife, in Trustees, to be conveyed in Exchange for other Estates of greater Value, to be settled to the same Uses."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 27o Martii 1778.

Domini tam Spirituals quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Dux. Bolton.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Wentworth.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Brownlow.

PRAYERS.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

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

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

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

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

GEORGE R.

George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our Trusty and Well-beloved the Knights, Citizens and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs, of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting. Whereas, We have seen and perfectly understood divers and fundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our Loving Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue; (that is to say), "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by way of Annuities; and for establishing a Lottery." "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." "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." 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." 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." "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." 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 Beamister; and from Bugler's Corner, in the Town of Beamister, 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 Framton, to join the Western Turnpike Road near Steepleton, in the said County of Dorset." "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 White Cross; 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 Cawtherne, in the said County." "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 Topclisse, in the North Riding of the County of York." "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." "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." "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the City of Gloucester to the Town of Stroud, in the County of Gloucester." 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." "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." "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." An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Roads leading from the City of Gloucester towards Cheltenham and Tewkesbury, in the County of Glou cester." "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." "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." "An Act for vesting the Timber and Wood growing upon the Estates of Henry Perryn Browne Esquire, in the County of York, in Trustees, to sell the same, and apply the Money arising therefrom for making a Recompence to Sir Richard Perryn, his Father, for the Charges and Expences of making Buildings and Improvements upon the same Estate; and for the other Purposes therein mentioned." "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." "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." "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." 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." "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." An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows and Commons, in the Lordship of Earl Shilton, in the County of Leicester." "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing, the Open Common Fields, Common Pastures and all other Commonable Lands, in the Tithings of Frampton and Haley, in the Parish of Sapperton, in the County of Gloucester." "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." "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." 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." "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." "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." "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." "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." "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." "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." "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Commons and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Tacolneston, in the County of Norsolk." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Heath and Waste Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Hackthorne, in the County of Lincoln." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and all other Commonable Land, in the Manor and Hamlet of Cow Honeyborn, otherwise Chapel Honeyborn, in the County of Gloucester." "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing, certain Commons and Waste Grounds, called Glusburn Moor, within the Manor of Glusburn, in the Parish of Kildwick, in the West Riding of the County of York." And albeit, the said Acts by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law, without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts: And forasmuch as for divers Causes and Considerations, We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person, in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same, and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; Willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence, and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly in the Presence of you all, assented to the same: And We do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern; commanding also by these Presents Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Henry Earl Bathurst, Our Chancellor of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; and also commanding the Most Reverend Father in God, Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Frederick Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, Granville Earl Gower, President of Our Council; William Earl of Dartmouth, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our Right Trusty and Right Entirely-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton, Thomas Duke of Leeds, John Duke of Rutland, Peregrine Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, Great Chamberlain of England; Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, William Earl Talbot, Steward of Our Household; Francis Seymour Earl of Hertford, Chamberlain of Our Household; Henry Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; John Earl of Sandwich, First Commissioner of Our Admiralty; Robert Earl of Holdernesse, William Henry Earl of Rochford, Hugh Earl of Marchmont, John Earl of Ashburnham, Groom of Our Stole; Wills Earl of Hillsborough, William Earl of Mansfield, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; and Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, George Viscount Townshend Thomas Viscount Weymouth, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; and Our Right Trusty and Wellbeloved Counsellor Jeffery Lord Amherst, or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent, in Our Absence in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament, there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts, with such Terms and Words in Our Name as is requisite and hath been accustomed for the same, and also to enrol these Our Letters Patent and the said Acts in the Parliament Roll; And these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf: And finally, We do declare and will that, after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament and Laws, to all Intents, Constructions and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing or Things, to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Twenty-Seventh Day of March, in the Eighteenth Year of Our Reign.

By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

"YORKE."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

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

Then the Clerk Assistant, having received the Money Bill from the Hands of the Speaker, brought it to the Table, where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Title of that, and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow; (videlicet,)

"1. An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by way of Annuities; and for establishing a Lottery."

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

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

2. 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."

"3. 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."

"4. 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."

"5. 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."

"6. 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."

"7. 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 Beamister; and from Bugler's Corner, in the Town of Beamister, to the Dorsetshire Inn, in the Parish of Woolcombe; and from Upsydling Ewe Leaze, to the Town of Cerne Ahbas; and from the Town of Frampton, to join the Western Turnpike Road near Steepleton, in the said County of Dorset."

"8. 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 White Cross; 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."

"9. 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."

"10. 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."

"11. 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."

"12. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the City of Gloucester to the Town of Stroud, in the County of Gloucester."

"13. 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."

"14. 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."

"15. 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."

"16. An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Roads leading from the City of Gloucester, towards Cheltenham and Tewkesbury, in the County of Gloucester."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"17. 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."

"18. 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."

"19. An Act for vesting the Timber and Wood growing upon the Estates of Henry Perryn Browne Esquire, in the County of York, in Trustees, to sell the same, and apply the Money arising therefrom for making a Recompence to Sir Richard Perryn his Father, for the Charges and Expences of making Buildings and Improvements upon the same Estate; and for the other Purposes therein mentioned."

"20. 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."

"21. 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."

"22. 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."

"23. 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."

"24. 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."

"25. An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing, the Open Fields, Meadows and Commons, in the Lordship of Earl Shilton, in the County of Leicester."

"26. An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing, the Open Common Fields, Common Pastures, and all other Commonable Lands, in the Tithings of Frampton and Haley, in the Parish of Sapperton, in the County of Gloucester."

"27. 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."

"28. 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."

"29. 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."

30. 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."

31. 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."

32. 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."

33. 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."

34. 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."

35. 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."

36. An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Commons and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Tacolneston, in the County of Norfolk."

37. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Heath and Waste Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Hackthorne, in the County of Lincoln."

38. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and all other Commonable Land, in the Manor and Hamlet of Cow Honeyborn, otherwise Chapel Honeyborn, in the County of Gloucester."

39. An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Grounds, called Glusburn Moor, within the Manor of Glusburn, in the Parish of Kildwick, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Acomb Common Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common Moor or Tract of Waste Land called Acomb Common, within the Regality or Manor of Hexham, in the County of Northumberland," 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."

Campbell Leave for a Bill;

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Walter Campbell Esquire of Shawfield, for himself, and on Behalf of 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 empowering the Judges of the Court of Session in Scotland, to sell such Parts and Portions of the Entailed Estates of Shawfield, and others, in the Counties of Lanark and Argyle, belonging to Walter Campbell of Shawfield Esquire, as shall be sufficient for Payment of the Debts affecting the same."

Sir Patrick Blake's Divorce Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Sir Patrick Blake Baronet, with Dame Annabella Blake his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Sir James Wright et Ux. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Sir James Wright Baronet, and Dame Catherine his Wife, in behalf of themselves and their Infant Son; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for carrying into Execution an Agreement entered into by Sir James Wright Baronet, for Sale of the Manor of Husborne Tarrant, and several Woodlands and Hereditaments in the County of Southampton, to Joseph Portal Esquire; 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."

Blackwoods Leave for a Bill:

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, in the Parish of Crayford, in the County of Kent, comprized in the Marriage Settlement of Shovel Blackwood and Sarah his Wife, in Trustees, to the several Uses within mentioned; and also for vesting certain other Messuages, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, in the Parishes of Norborn, Betshanger, Ham, Sholdon and Poultons, in the said County of Kent, called Poulton Farm, and West Street and Park Gate Farm, entailed upon the Issue Male of the said Shovel Blackwood, in other Trustees, to the several Uses within mentioned.

Sir R. Sutton et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Sir Richard Sutton Baronet, on Behalf of himself and his Infant Sons, 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 for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of Sir Robert Sutton deceased, in the County of Lincoln, in Sir Richard Sutton Baronet, in Fee-Simple; and for vesting certain Lands of the said Sir Richard Sutton in Easthorpe, in the County of Nottingham, in the Archbishop of York and his Successors, in Fee-Simple, in Exchange for the Mansion House, Park and Lands of the said Sir Richard Sutton, called Norwood Park and Hale Meadow, in the said County of Nottingham, now held by the said Sir Richard Sutton upon Lease for Lives; and for vesting the same, together with other Lands of the said Sir Richard Sutton, in the County of Nottingham, in lieu of the said Settled Estates."

Darbv's Divorce Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House, to 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."

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

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

Ely Small Debts Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Leckhampton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows and Pasture, Waste Grounds, and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Leckhampton, in the County of Gloucester, and several small Parcels of the said Fields which extend into the Parish of Cheltenham, in the same County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Little Berkford Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming a Division and Enclosure of the Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Common Pastures, within the Parish of Little Berkford, in the County of Bedford, and certain Exchanges of Lands and Estates, within the said Parish;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Coste Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a 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 Manor and Tithing of Coate, in the Parish of Bishop's Cannings, in the County of Wilts."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Stow Poor Bill.

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

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

D. Bolton.
E. Denbigh.
E. Sandwich.
E. Effingham.
E. Radnor.
V. Montague.
V. Wentworth.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Percy.
L. Onslow.
L. Cadogan.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Vernon.
L. Cardiff.
L. Brownlow.

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

Kersall Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons and Waste Grounds, in the Township of Kersall, in the Parish of Knecsall, and County of Nottingham."

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.

Wakefield to Sheffield Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from Leeds to Sheffield, in the County of York, so far as the same relates to the Road from Wakefield to Sheffield; and also One other Act, made in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for amending and rendering more effectual the said Act."

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.

Degen's Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of George Christopher Degen with Catherine Furlong his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same; and for the Lords to be summoned:

Counsel were accordingly called in:

And Mr. Hardinge appearing as Counsel for the Bill, but no Counsel appearing against it:

Henry Adams was called, in order to prove Service of the Order for the said Second Reading; and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That he served Mrs. Degen, personally, at Chelsea, on the 17th of this Instant March, with the Order of this House for the Second Reading of the Bill; and at the same Time delivered to her a true Copy of the Bill."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then the said Bill was read a Second Time; and Mr. Hardinge was heard in Support of the Bill, and to make out the Allegations thereof; and in order to prove the Marriage, called William Lake, who being sworn, produced an Extract from the Register of Marriages of the Parish of Saint Martin, in the City of Exeter; and declaring "That the same was a true Copy, he having examined it with the Original;" The same was read, whereby it appeared, That the said George Christopher Degen and the said Catherine Furlong were married at the said Parish Church, on the 18th of February 1767.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mark Holman, Deputy Register of the Consistory Court of the Bishop of London, was called in; and being sworn, produced the Original Definitive Sentence of Divorce in the said Court, against the said Mrs. Degen, for Adultery.

He was directed to withdraw.

Mary Osborne was called in, and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That she lived as Nurse to Mrs. Degen on the 13th of December 1775: That they went to lodge at Mrs. Maurice's, in Red Lyon Street; and that Mrs. Degen was, on the 12th of February 1776, delivered of a Female Child: That Mrs. Degen went by the Name of Dunning: That about Three Weeks after her Lying-in, a Gentleman, who passed for her Husband, but who she now knows was Mr. Larraguy, came and staid with Mrs. Degen, at Mrs. Maurice's House about Seven Months: That during that Time he and Mrs. Degen lived and lay together as Man and Wife; and that she has seen them in Bed together several Times: That Mr. Degen, her Husband, was in Devonshire at this Time: That he knew of his Wife's Elopement to lye-in, but did not consent to her coming; and that she the Witness continued with Mrs. Degen till about the 24th of June 1776."

She was directed to withdraw.

Elizabeth Collyer was called in, and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That she lived as Servant with Mr. and Mrs. Degen at Exeter, in the Year 1775: That in the Month of August 1775, Mrs. Degen left her Husband under a Pretence of going to see her Sister at Dartmouth, but instead of that she went to Mr. Larraguy's House at Exeter, where she sent for her, and told her she was going to London: That she, the Witness, continued in Mr. Degen's family for about Three Weeks or a Month afterwards: That she did not see her Mistress again for about Eleven or Twelve Months after, when she went to live with Mrs. Degen, and came to London with her and her Child: That they went to one Mr. Crinsoz's House in Thames Street, Partner with Mr. Larraguy: That they soon afterwards went to Dover, where Mr. Larraguy was gone before: That they went from thence to Calais, where Mr. Larraguy met Mrs. Degen, and staid there Three Days; from thence they went to Paris, and staid there a Month: That Mr. Larraguy and Mrs. Degen lay all the Time together as Man and Wife, and that she often saw them in Bed together: That from thence they went to Bayonne, where Mr. Larraguy and Mrs. Degen lived together as Man and Wife for Ten Months, during which Time they lay together, and the has often seen them in Bed together: That Mrs. Degen and her Child came with the Witness from thence to England, about Five Months ago: That Mrs. Degen now lives at Chelsea, and goes by the Name of Larraguy: That Mrs. Degen was very lately brought-to-bed of another Child, and that she has never seen Mr. Degen since August 1776."

She was directed to withdraw.

Then Hannab Coke was called in, and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That she lived with Mr. and Mrs. Degen, as a Servant in July 1775: That about a Month after, Mrs. Degen left her Husband at Exeter under a Pretence of going to see her Sister at Dartmouth: That she, the Witness, met her Mistress at Mr. Larraguy's at Exeter, and from thence came with her to London, where they went to lodge in Hatton Garden, and afterwards lodged at several other Places where Mr. Larraguy lived with Mrs. Degen as his Wife, and that she has seen them several Times in Bed together: That on the 12th of February 1776, Mrs. Degen was delivered of a Female Child: That about Six Weeks after her Lying-in, Mr. Larraguy came and lay with her as before: That Mr. Degen came on Purpose to London to find out his Wife, but could not."

She was directed to withdraw.

The Counsel was directed to withdraw.

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 30o Martii 1778.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Manchester.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Vernon.

PRAYERS.

Tait against Keith.

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the Petition and Appeal of the Reverend Mr. Thomas Tait, Minister of the Gospel at Old Aberdeen; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 22d of January 1778; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant 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 Mr. George Skene Keith, Preacher of the Gospel, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutor Affirmed.

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

Sir R. Sutton's State Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of Sir Robert Sutton deceased, in the County of Lincoln, in Sir Richard Sutton Baronet, in Fee-Simple; and for vesting certain Lands of the said Sir Richard Sutton in Easthorpe, in the County of Nottingham, in the Archbishop of York, and his Successors, in Fee-Simple, in Exchange for the Mansion House, Park and Lands of the said Sir Richard Sutton, called Norwood Park and Hall Meadow, in the said County of Nottingham, now held by the said Sir Richard Sutton upon Lease for Lives; and for vesting the same, together with other Lands of the said Sir Richard Sutton, in the County of Nottingham, in lieu of the said Settled Estates."

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

D. Richmond.
D. Bolton.
D. Manchester.
M. Rockingham.
E. Exeter.
E. Denbigh.
E. Carlisle.
E. Doncaster.
E. Berkeley.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Stanhope.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Dudley and Ward.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Percy.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Pelham.
L. Vernon.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday the 14th 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.

Campbell's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for empowering the Judges of the Court of Session in Scotland, to sell such Parts and Portions of the Entailed Estates of Shawfield, and others, in the Counties of Lanark and Argyle, belonging to Walter Campbell of Shawfield Esquire, as shall be sufficient for Payment of the Debts affecting the same."

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

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

Darby's Divorce Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Thomas Darby Clerk, w Mary his Wife, and to enable him to marry agaiith and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Barby Enclosure Bill.

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

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

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

Bennett's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Settled Estates of Thomas Bennett the Younger, and Elizabeth his Wife, in Trustees, to be conveyed in Exchange for other Estates of greater Value, to be settled to the same Uses."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday the 14th Day of April next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Kersall Enclosure Bill, King's Consent signified.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons and Waste Grounds, in the Township of Kersall, in the Parish of Kneesall, and County of Nottingham" was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned) That their Lordships may proceed therein, as they shall think fit."

Poole against Mather, in Error.

The Earl of Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, in the usual Manner delivered in at the Table, a Writ of Error, wherein,

Samuel Gower Poole is Plaintiff,

and

James Mather Defendant.

Message from H. C. to return the Dean and Chapter of Durham's Estate Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Clavering and Others:

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

Tetbury, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Tetbury, in the County of Gloucester, to and through Malmesbury to Chippenbam Bridge, in the County of Wilts, and from Malmesbury to the Turnpike Road at or near Jackament's Bottom in the said County of Gloucester; and also the Road from Farringdon to Cricklade, from thence to Malmesbury and to the Turnpike Road at Action Turville; and also from Sherstone to the Turnpike Road leading from Tetbury to Bath;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ealing Common Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming, establishing and making effectual, certain Articles of Agreement, made and entered into for enclosing and dividing the several Commons, called Ealing Common, Ealing Green and Cook's Hill, in the Parish of Hampstead Norreys, in the County of Berks; and for exchanging certain Lands in the said Parish;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Reading, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of several Acts, passed in the Fourth Year of King George the First, and the Ninth and Thirtieth Years of King George the Second, for repairing the Highways from Crown Corner, in the Town of Reading, leading by and through the several Parishes of Shinfield and Heckfield, in the several Counties, of Berks, Wilts and Southampton, to Basingstoke, in the said County of Southampton;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Donington Bridge Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Donington High Bridge to Hale Drove, and to the Eighth Mile Stone in the Parish of Wigtost, and to Langret Ferry, in the County of Lincoln;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bolingbrooke, &c. Small Debts Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts, within the Soake of Bolingbrooke and Wapentake of Candleshoe, in the Parts of Lindsey, in the County of Lincoln;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Leckhampton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows and Pasture, Waste Grounds and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Leckhampton, in the County of Gloucester, and several small Parcels of the said Fields which extend into the Parish of Cheltenham, in the same 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 Wednesday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Degen's Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the 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;"

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis 31o Martii 1778.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Dux Gloucester.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Montagu.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Derby.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
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. Cardiff.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Foley.

PRAYERS.

Tetbury, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Tetbury, in the County of Gloucester, to and through Malmesbury to Chippenham Bridge, in the County of Wilts, and from Malmesbury to the Turnpike Road at or near Jackament's Bottom, in the said County of Gloucester; and also the Road from Farringdon to Cricklade, from thence to Malmesbury, and to the Turnpike Road at Acton Turville; and also from Sherstone to the Turnpike Road leading from Tetbury to Bath."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Richmond.
D. Grafton.
D. Beaufort.
D. Bolton.
D. Devonshire.
D. Ancaster.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Montagu.
M. Rockingham.
E. Derby.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Pembroke.
E. Exeter.
E. Denbigh.
E. Stamford.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Sandwich.
E. Essex.
E. Carlisle.
E. Doncaster.
E. Berkeley.
E. Abingdon.
E. Plymouth.
E. Rochford.
E. Coventry.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Eglintoun.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Loudoun.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Dunmore.
E. March.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Aylesford.
E. Stanhope.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Effingham.
E. Harrington.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Egremont.
E. Harcourt.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Ilchester.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Hereford.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Townshend.
V. Weymouth.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Hampden.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Le Despencer.
L. Abergavenny.
L. De Ferrars.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Craven.
L. Onslow.
L. Romney.
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. Cardiff.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Rivers.
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.

Little Berkford Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming a Division and Enclosure of the Common Fields, Common Meadows and Common Pastures, within the Parish of Little Berford, in the County of Bedford, and certain Exchanges of Lands and Estates within the said Parish."

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.

Bolingbrooke, &c. Small Debts Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts, within the Soake of Bolingbrooke and Wapentake of Candleshoe, in the Parts of Lindsey, in the County of Lincoln."

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

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

Ely Small Debts Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge."

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.

Donington Bridge Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Donington High Bridge to Hale Drove, and to the Eighth Mile Stone in the Parish of Wigtoft, and to Langret Ferry, in the County of Lincoln."

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

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

Glastonbury Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, enclosing and draining, certain Moors or Pieces of Waste Land, within the Parishes of Saint John and Saint Benedict in Glastonbury, in the County of of Somerset;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Acomb Common Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common Moor or Tract of Waste Land called Acomb Common, within the Regality or Manor of Hexham, in the County of Northumberland."

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. Anguish and Mr. Eames:

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

Portsmouth, &c. Corn Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for allowing Corn, Grain and Flour, imported into the Ports of Portsmouth, Sandwich, Chichester and Chester, to be landed without Payment of the Duties, under the like Restrictions as Corn, Grain and Flour is allowed to be landed at the several Ports mentioned in an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to regulate the Importation and Exportation of Corn;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Land Tax Commissioners Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for appointing Commissioners to put in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-eight, together with those named in Two former Acts, for appointing Commissioners of the Land Tax;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Broad Wheels Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second reading of 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;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same; and for the Lords to be summoned:

It was moved, "That the said Bill be now read a Second Time."

Which being objected to;

After short Debate;

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hodie 2a 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 committed to a Committee of the whole House.

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

Navy, State of in 1770, Address to His Majesty for, Negativeds.

It was moved, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to desire His Majesty will be graciously pleased to order, That there be laid before this House, "An Account of the State of the Ships in His Majesty's Navy, as delivered to the Admiralty by the Surveyor of the Navy in the latter End of the Year 1770."

Which being objected to;

After Debate;

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Navy, Estimates and Debt of, from 1771 to 1778, Address to His Majesty for.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to desire His Majesty will be graciously pleased to order, That there be laid before this House, The Ordinary Estimates of the Navy from the Year 1771 to the Year 1778, both Years inclusive.

Also, " The Estimates of Buildings, Re-buildings and Repairs, and other Extra Works, over and above what was proposed to be done upon the Heads of Wear and Tear and Ordinary, from the Year 1771 to the Year 1778, both Years inclusive."

Also, "The Estimate of the Debt of His Majesty's Navy from the Year 1771 to the Year 1778, both Years inclusive."

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

Ships broken up;

It was moved, " That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to desire His Majesty will be graciously pleased to order, That there be laid before this House, An Account of all Ships and Vessels in His Majesty's Navy, broken up or sold, from the Year 1771 to 1778, both inclusive, specifying the Sum each sold for."

Old Stores Sold from 1771 to 1778;

Also, "An Account of all Old Stores sold from the Year 1771 to 1778, both inclusive, specifying the Stores sold in each Year, and the Sums they were sold for."

Which being objected to;

The Question was put thereupon ?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Ship Building, &c. Accounts of, Addresses to His Majesty for, Negatived.

It was moved, "That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to desire His Majesty will be graciously pleased to order, That there be laid before this House, An Account of the Money actually expended and paid, for the Buildings, Re-buildings and Repairs of Ships of War in His Majesty's and Merchants Yards, and other Extra Works, over and above what was done upon the Heads of Wear and Tear and Ordinary, in the Year 1777, specifying every particular Ship or Work, and the Sum expended on each."

Which being objected to;

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Chaplains Stoppages Address to His Majesty for.

Ordered, "That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to desire His Majesty will be gracioufly pleased to order, That there be laid before this House, An Account of the Amount of Stoppages of 4d per Man each Month, for Chaplains in such Ships as have not borne Chaplains."

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

Tobacco Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for allowing the Re-importation of Unmanufactured Tobacco from Foreign Parts, although the same may have been sold Abroad; and the Importation of Tobacco, the Growth and Product of the Island of Dominica, under certain Regulations and Restrictions;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Severn and Verniew Fisheries Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, " An Act for the better Preservation of Fish, and regulating the Fisheries in the Rivers Severn and Verniew;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Chippenham Bridge, &c. Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir William Codrington, and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Chippenham Bridge, in the County of Wilts, to the Top of Togg Hill, in the County of Gloucester; and from the Stone Pillar to the Top of Old Sodbury Hill, in the said County of Gloucester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

State of the Nation, Consideration put off.

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

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the State of the Nation be put off to Tuesday the 7th Day of April next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, primum diem Aprilis, jam prox. sequen. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.