House of Lords Journal Volume 35
April 1778 11-20

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April 1778 11-20

DIE Lunæ, 13o Aprilis 1778.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Portland.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Vernon.

PRAYERS.

Northampton Fields Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Parishes of Saint Gyles, Saint Sepulchre, Saint Lawrence and Saint Andrew, in or near the Town of Northampton, in the County of Northampton, some or one of them, and which are commonly called or known by the Name of Northampton Fields," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Grateley Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting certain Open and Common Fields, in the Manor and Parish of Gratley, in the County of Southampton," was committed.

Whitstable Oyster Fishery Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, " An Act for more effectually securing the Oyster Fishery at Whitstable, in the County of Kent," 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 made some Amendments thereto."

Which Amendments were read by the Clerk as follow: (videlicet,)

Pr. 1. L. 35. Leave out ("Thirty") and insert ("Fifteen").

L. 36. Leave out ("Twenty") and insert ("Ten").

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

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act for more effectually securing the Oyster Fishery at Whitstable, in the County of Kent."

Moved, "That the Bill do pass;"

Which being objected to;

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

It was resolved in the Negative.

Kirton Small Debts Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act to repeal an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, for the Recovery of Small Debts, within the several Parishes of Surfleet, Gosberton, Quadring, Donnington, Bicker, Swineshead, Wigtost, Sutterton, Algarkirke, Fosdyke, Kirton, Frampton, Wiberton and Brothertost, within the Hundred of Kirton, and County of Lincoln."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Bolton.
D. Portland.
E. Exeter.
E. Denbigh.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Effingham.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Falmouth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Paget.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Vernon.

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.

Otley, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Lands, within the Townships of Otley and Newall with Clifton, 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.

Indemnity Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or having been stamped, have been lost or mislaid, and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; and to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors."

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.

Fourstones Common Enclosure Bill.

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

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

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

Naunton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Hills, Downs, Pastures and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Naunton, in the County of Gloucester."

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.

Bunney to take the Name of Hartopp Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act to enable Edmund Hartopp (lately called Edmund Bunney) Esquire, and the Heirs of his Body by Ann his Wife, to take and use the Surname, and bear the Arms of Hartopp."

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.

Bolnhurst Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields and Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Bolnhurst, in the County of Bedford; and for exonerating certain antient Enclosures, within the said Manor and Parish, from the Payment of Tithes."

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.

Besnard's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Philippe Besnard."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Dirs Naturalization Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Northampton Fields Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Parishes of Saint Gyles, Saint Sepulchre, Saint Lawrence and Saint Andrew, in or near the Town of Northampton, in the County of Northampton, some or one of them, and which are commonly called or known by the Name of Northampton Fields."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Halliwell and Finsbury Sewers Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making proper Drains and Sewers for the Purpose of carrying off the Water from the Prebendal Estate of Halliwell and Finsbury, in the Suburbs of the City of London; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Byfield and Westrup Enclosure Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Morpeth, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing the Road leading from the Town of Morpeth, by or through Mitford, Thropple, Long Witton, and by the North Side of Rothley Park Wall to Sting Cross, and to the High Cross in Elsdon, in the County of Northumberland."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

House Tax Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon all inhabited Houses, within the Kingdom of Great Britain."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wines and Vinegar Duties Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional Duties upon Wines and Vinegar, imported into this Kingdom."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Fenny Compton Enclosure Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Westhay Mcor Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common or Tract of Commonable Land, called or known by the Name of Westhay Moor, within the Parish of Mear, in the County of Somerset."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hanslop Enclosure Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Floore Enclosure Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Baddely against Laws, 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,

Sophia Baddely is Plamtiff,

and

Richard Law and Christopher Law are Defendants.

Ollerton 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 Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Township of Ollerton, in the Parish of Edwinstow, in the County of Nottingham;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

The King's Consent signified.

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

Bolsover 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 Arable Fields and Commons, within the Manor of Bolsover, in the Parishes of Bolsover and Clown, in the County of Derby;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Saltney Marsh Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, enclosing and preserving a certain Common or Parcel of Waste Ground or Marsh, called Saltney Marsh, within the Manor and Parish of Hawarden, in the County of Flint; and for other the Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Summer Rods Bar to Alston Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for altering, repairing and widening, the Road from Summer Rods Bar, near the Town of Hexham, in the County of Northumberland, to the Town of Alston, in the County of Cumberland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Glenwhelt Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road leading from a Part of the Road (directed to be repaired by an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, from Carlisle to Newcastleupon-Tyne) near Glenwhelt, to another Part of the Road (so making from Carlisle to Newcastle) upon Shildon Common, in the County of Northumberland; and for making more effectual Provision for the Repair of the said Road;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hesham Bridge and Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a Stone Bridge across the River Tyne opposite the Town of Hexham, in the County of Northumberland; and for making proper Roads and Avenues to and from the same;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Message from H. C. to return Henley Schools Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by General Conway, and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for uniting the Free Grammar School of James King of England, within the Town of Henley upon Thames, in the County of Oxford, with the Charity School founded in the same Town, by Dame Elizabeth Periam Widow; and for the better Regulation and Management of the said Endowments;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Bolsterstone Enclosure Bill.

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

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

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Wigtoun Claim of Peerage, Peition for a Day to be appointed.

Upon reading the Petition of Hamilton Flemyng Esquire, claiming the Titles, Honour and Dignity of Earl of Wigtoun Lord Flemyng and Cumbernauld; setting forth, That on the 9th of May 1777, their Lordships were pleased to order, that the Sitting of the Committee of Privileges, to whom the Claimant's Petition was referred, and which stood appointed for the Monday then next, should be put off to the present Session of Parliament: That the Petitioner has since been advised to amend his Case: That the Petitioner's amended printed Cases upon his Claim of Peerage have been delivered, and now are on their Lordships Table;" and therefore praying their Lordships to order that the Lords Committees of Privileges do meet to consider the Petitioner's Claim, on Monday the 27th Day of this Instant April, or on such other Day as their Lordships shall please to appoint; and that Notice thereof may be given to His Majesty's Attorney General, and the Lord Advocate for Scotland:"

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

Dinnington Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Meadow, Carr, Common and Waste Ground, within the Township of Dinnington, in the Parishes of Saint Leonard and Saint John, in the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Parish Apprentices Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend such Part of an Act made in the Forty-third Year of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the Poor," as relates to the binding of Parish Apprentices."

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."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 14o Aprilis 1778.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Exon.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

Blackwood's Bill.

Hodie 2a 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 Blakwood, in other Trustees, to the several Uses within mentioned."

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

E. Exeter.
E. Denbigh.
E. Sandwich.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Radnor.
E. Mansfield.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Le Despencer.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Godolphin.
L. Scarsdale.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday, the 29th Day of this Instant April, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Bolsover Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields and Commons, within the Manor of Bolsover, in the Parishes of Bolsover and Clown, in the County of Derby."

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

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

The King's Consent signified.

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

Ollerton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Township of Ollerton, in the Parish of Edwinstow, in the 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 Tomorrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Saltney Marsh Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, enclosing and preserving a certain Common or Parcel of Waste Ground or Marsh, called Saltney Marsh, within the Manor and Parish of Hawarden, in the County of Flint; and for other the Purposes therein mentioned."

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

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

Summer Rods Bar to Alston Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for altering, repairing and widening, the Road from Summer Rods Bar, near the Town of Hexham, in the County of Northumberland, to the Town of Alston, in the County of Cumberland."

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.

Glenwhelt Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act, made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road leading from a Part of the Road (directed to be repaired by an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, from Carlisle to Newcastle-upon-Tyne) near Glenwhelt, to another Part of the Road (so making from Carlisle to Newcastle) upon Shildon Common, in the County of Northumberland; and for making more effectual Provision for the Repair of the said Road."

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.

Hexham Bridge and Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a Stone Bridge across the River Tyne, opposite the Town of Hexham, in the County of Northumberland; and for making proper Roads and Avenues to and from 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.

Bolsterstone Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Bolsterstone, in the Parish of Ecclesfield, in the County of York."

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

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

Dinnington Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Meadow, Carr, Common and Waste Ground, within the Township of Dinnington, in the Parishes of Saint Leonard and Saint John, in the County of York."

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

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

The King's Consent signified.

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

Stirling Highways and Bridges Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Highways and Bridges, in the County of Stirling;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

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

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Honourable Temple Simon Luttrell to make a Jointure upon his intended Wife out of his Settled Estate, and for making a Provision by way of Equivalent, in lieu thereof;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Dover Paving &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for better paving, cleansing, lighting and watching, the Streets and Lanes within the Town of Dover, in the County of Kent, and in the several Parishes of Saint Mary the Virgin and Saint James the Apostle, in the said Town and County; and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Smalls Light-house Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Corporation of Trinity House of Deptford Strond, to establish and maintain a Light-house on the Rocks called The Smalls, in Saint George's Channel;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Orphans Fund Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for empowering the Mayor, Aldermen and Commons of the City of London, in Common Council assembled, to raise, upon the Credit of the Surplusses to arise out of a certain Fund commonly called The Orphans' Fund, the Sum of Forty thousand Pounds, towards discharging the Debt incurred in re-building the Gaol of Newgate, and a Sessions House adjoining; and for completing the said Gaol and building an Infirmary thereto; and other the Purposes therein mentioned; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Sir R. Sutton's Estate Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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," was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Bennett's Bill.

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

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Campbell's Bill.

The Earl of Dalhousie made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Otley &c. Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Dalhousie made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Lands, within the Townships of Otley and Newall with Clifton, in the West Riding of the County of York," was committed.

Naunton Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Dalhousie made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Hills, Downs, Pastures and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Naunton, in the County of Gloucester," was committed.

Eourstones Common Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Dalhousie made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a Common Moor or Tract of Waste Ground, called Fourstones Common, within the Barony or Manor of Langley, and in the Parish of Warden, in the County of Northumberland," was committed.

Kirton Small Debt Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal an Act, passed in the last Session of Parliament, for the Recovery of Small Debts within the several Parishes of Surfleet, Gosberton, Quadring, Donnington, Bicker, Swineshead, Wigtoft, Sutterton, Algarkirke, Fosdyke, Kirton, Frampton, Wiberton and Brothertoft, within the Hundred of Kirton, and County of Lincoln," 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."

Royal Family Annuty Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty to settle on their Royal Highnesses the Princes Frederick Bishop of Osnaburgh, William Henry, Edward, Ernest Augustus, Augustus, Frederick and Adolphus Frederick, an Annuity of Sixty thousand Pounds per Annum; and also to settle on their Royal Highnesses the Princesses Charlotte Augusta Matilda, Augusta Sophia, Elizabeth, Mary and Sophia, One other Annuity of Thirty thousand Pounds per Annum; and also to settle on His Highness Prince William Frederick, One other Annuity of Eight thousand Pounds per Annum; and on Her Highness the Princess Sophia Matilda, One other Annuity of Four thousand Pounds per Annum;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hodie 1a & 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty to settle on their Royal Highnesses the Princes Frederick Bishop of Osnaburgh, William Henry, Edward, Ernest Augustus, Augustus Frederick and Adolphus Frederick, an Annuity of Sixty thousand Pounds per Annum; and also to settle on their Royal Highnesses the Princesses Charlotte Augusta Matilda, Augusta Sophia, Elizabeth, Mary and Sophia, One other Annuity of Thirty thousand Pounds per Annum; and also to settle on His Highness Prince William Frederick, One other Annuity of Eight thousand Pounds per Annum; and on Her Highness the Princess Sophia Matilda, One other Annuity of Four thousand Pounds per Annum."

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.

Scotch Servants Duty Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectually levying of the Duty upon Servants, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hodie 1a & 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectually levying of the Duty upon Servants, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland."

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.

Wich Tree Bridge and Roads Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Herbert Mackworth, and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge across the River Tawey, at a Place called the Wich Tree, in the Parish of Llansamlett, to the opposite Shore in the Parish of Llangevelach, in the County of Glamorgan; for making proper Avenues or Roads to and from the said Bridge; and also for repairing and widening the Road from Pentre Brook, near a Place called Aberdwyberthy, in the Parish of Saint John's, near Swansea, to the said intended Bridge;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Indemnity Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or having been stamped, have been lost or mislaid, and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; and to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors."

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."

D. Hamilton against Douglas.

Upon reading the Petition of Douglas Duke of Hamilton, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, and of Archibald Douglas of Douglas Esquire, Respondent thereto; setting forth, "That the Agents for the Petitioners having differed in their Interpretation of their Lordships Order made on the 6th of April current, and having had several Conversations thereupon, they have agreed to petition their Lordships, that their Lordships Order pronounced in this Cause upon the 6th Current, may be discharged, and that an Order in Terms hereunto annexed may be substituted in Place thereof;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That the said Order may be discharged, and that an Order in the Terms hereunto annexed, may be substituted in lieu thereof:"

It is Ordered, That the said Order of the 6th Current be discharged, and that the Order in Terms hereunto annexed, be substituted in Place thereof, as follows; (videlicet,)

Counsel (according to Order) having been called in upon Monday the 6th Day of April current, to be further heard in the Cause wherein Douglas Duke of Hamilton and Brandon and his Guardians are Appellants, and Dunbar Earl of Selkirk and Archibald Douglas of Douglas Esquire, are Respondents; and the Counsel for the Appellants having waived all Objections to the Decree appealed from, except what arose from the Deed of 16th October 1744, and having been heard upon Friday the 3d Current upon the Nature and Effect of the said Deed, and the Cause having been adjourned for further Hearing to the said Monday the 6th Current, the Counsel for the Appellant then alledged, that on Saturday the 4th Current, upon inspecting the said Original Deed, they had observed the Words "after my Death" in the Clause of Registration, and had also discovered that the Words in the Marginal Note were ("and Female"), which they apprehended to be a Circumstance very important in their Favour. The Counsel for the Respondent, Mr. Douglas, alledged, that it was a material Circumstance on their Side of the Question, and that it had been taken Notice of in the Pleadings in the Cause determined in 1762; but it was agreed on both Sides, that no Notice had been taken of these Circumstances on either Side in the Arguments in this Cause; their Lordships, therefore, without exercising any Judgement as to the Materiality of these Circumstances, think fit to remit the Cause to the Court of Session, and to direct them, after hearing Parties again upon the Nature and Effect of the Deed of 16th October 1744, to consider, whether the Marginal Note, as it appears upon the Face of the said Original Deed, and the Words after my Death" in the Clause of Registration, make any Difference as to the Question decided by them upon the said Deed: Therefore, It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the Cause be remitted back to the Court of Session in Scotland; and that the said Court, after hearing Parties again upon the Nature and Effect of the said Deed of 16th October 1744, do consider, whether the Marginal Note, as it appears upon the Face of the said Original Deed, and the Words "after my Death" in the Clause of Registration, make any Difference as to the Question decided by them upon the Nature and Effect of the said Deed: And it is further Ordered, That the further Hearing of this Appeal be adjourned sine die, with Liberty for either Party to apply to this House, when the said Court of Session shall have given their Opinion upon this Reference.

Adjourn.

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

Die Sabbati, 16o Decembris 1797.

Hitherto examined by us,

F. Bristol.
Napier.
Walsingham.

DIE Mercurii, 15o Aprilis 1778.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Exon.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Abercorn.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Foley.

PRAYERS.

Saltney Marsh Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, enclosing and preserving a certain Common or Parcel of Waste Ground or Marsh, called Saltney Marsh, within the Manor and Parish of Hawarden, in the County of Flint; and for other the Purposes therein mentioned," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Bolsover 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 Arable Fields and Commons, within the Manor of Bolsover, in the Parishes of Bolsover and Clown, in the County of Derby," was committed.

Ollerton 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 Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Township of Ollerton, in the Parish of Edwinstow, in the County of Nottingham," was committed.

Bolsterstone 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 several Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Bolsterstone, in the Parish of Ecclesfield, in the County of York," was committed.

Dinnington Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Meadow, Carr, Common and Waste Ground, within the Township of Dinnington, in the Parishes of Saint Leonard and Saint John, in the County of York," was committed.

Glenwhelt Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road leading from a Part of the Road (directed to be repaired by an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, from Carlisle to Newcastle-upon-Tyne) near Glenwhelt, to another Part of the Road (so making from Carlisle to Newcastle) upon Shildon Common, in the County of Northumberland; and for making more effectual Provision for the Repair of the said Road" 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."

Hexham Bridge and Roads Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a Stone Bridge across the River Tyne opposite the Town of Hexham, in the County of Northumberland; and for making proper Roads and Avenues to and from the same," was committed.

Summer Rods Bar to Action Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for altering, repairing and widening the Road from Summer Rods Bar, near the Town of Hexham, in the County of Northumberland, to the Town of Alston, in the County of Cumberland," was committed.

Royal Family Annuity Bill:

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty to settle on their Royal Hignesses the Princes Frederick Bishop of Osnaburgh, William Henry, Edward, Ernest Augustus, Augustus Frederick and Adolphus Frederick, an Annuity of Sixty thousand Pounds per Annum; and also to settle on their Royal Hignesses the Princesses Charlotte Augusta Matilda, Augusta Sophia, Elizabeth, Mary and Sophia, One other Aunuity of Thirty thousand Pounds per Annum; and also to settle on His Highness Prince William Frederick, One other Annuity of Eight thousand Pounds per Annum; and on Her Highness the Princess Sophia Matilda, One other Annuity of Four thousand Pounds per Annum."

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."

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty to settle on their Royal Highnesses the Princes Frederick Bishop of Osnaburgh, William Henry, Edward, Ernest Augustus, Augustus Frederick and Adolphus Frederick, an Annuity of Sixty thousand Pounds per Annum; and also to settle on their Royal Highnesses the Princesses Charlotte Augusta Matilda, Augusta Sophia, Elizabeth, Mary and Sophia, One other Annuity of Thirty thousand Pounds per Annum; and also to settle on His Highness Prince William Frederick, One other Annuity of Eight thousand Pounds per Annum; and on Her Highness the Princess Sophia Matilda, One other Annuity of Four thousand Pounds per Annum."

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 Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, and Mr. Baron Hotham:

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

Scotch Servants Duty Bill:

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectually levying of the Duty upon Servants, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland."

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."

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectually levying of the Duty upon Servants, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Campbell's Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bennett's Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sir R. Sutton's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a 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 Eastthorpe, 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."

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 the former Messengers:

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

Smalls Light house Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Corporation of Trinity House of Deptford Strond to establish and maintain a Light-house on the Rocks called The Smalls, in Saint George's Channel."

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

E. Abercorn.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Vernon.
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.

Wich Tree Bridge and Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a bridge across the River Tawey, at a Place called the Wich Tree, in the Parish of Llansamlett, to the opposite Shore, in the Parish of Llangevelach, in the County of Glamorgan; for making proper Avenues or Roads to and from the said Bridge; and also for repairing and widening the Road from Pentre Brook, near a Place called Aberdwyberthy, in the Parish of Saint John's, near Swansea, to the said intended Bridge."

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.

Dover Paving, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for better paving, cleansing, lighting and watching, the Streets and Lanes within the Town of Dover, in the County of Kent, and in the several Parishes of Saint Mary the Virgin, and Saint James the Apostle, in the said Town and County; and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein."

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 Second Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Orphans Fund Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for empowering the Mayor, Aldermen and Commons of the City of London, in Common Council assembled, to raise, upon the Credit of the Surplusses to arise out of a certain Fund commonly called The Orphans Fund, the Sum of Forty thousand Pounds towards discharging the Debt incurred in re-building the Gaol of Newgate, and a Sessions House adjoining; and for completing the said Gaol, and building an Infirmary thereto; and other the Purposes therein mentioned."

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

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

Stirling Highways and Bridges Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Highways and Bridges, in the County of Stirling."

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 Second Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Parish Apprentices Bill.

Moved, "That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend such Part of an Act made in the Forty-third Year of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the Poor," as relates to the binding of Parish Apprentices," be now read the Third Time."

Which being objected to:

Ordered, That the said Bill be re-committed to a Committee, of the whole House on the Second Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 16o Aprilis 1778.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsenses fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestrien.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Amherst.

PRAYERS.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

King present.

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

Who being come, with their Speaker;

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

Bills passed.

1. An Act for enabling His Majesty to settle on their Royal Highnesses the Princes Frederick Bishop of Osnaburgh, William Henry, Edward, Ernest Augustus, Augustus Frederick and Adolphus Frederick, an Annuity of Sixty thousand Pounds per Annum; and also to settle on their Royal Highnesses the Princesses Charlotte Augusta Matilda, Augusta Sophia, Elizabeth, Mary and Sophia, One other Annuity of Thirty thousand Pounds per Annum; and also to settle on His Highness Prince William Frederick, One other Annuity of Eight thousand Pounds per Annum; and on Her Highness the Princess Sophia Matilda, One other Annuity of Four thousand Pounds per Annum."

"2. An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon all inhabited Houses, within the Kingdom of Great Britain."

"3. An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional Duties upon Wines and Vinegar, imported into this Kingdom."

"4. An Act for the more effectually levying of the Duty upon Servants, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland."

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

"Le Roy remercie ses bons sujets, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainst le veult."

"5. An Act for making proper Drains and Sewers for the Purpose of carrying off the Water from the Prebendal Estate of Halliwell and Finsbury, in the Suburbs of the City of London; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"6. An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing the Road leading from the Town of Morpeth, by or through Mitford, Thropple, Long Witton, and by the North Side of Rothley Park Wall to Sting Cross; and to the High Cross in Elsdon, in the County of Northumberland."

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

"Le Roy le Veult."

"7. An Act to enable the Honourable Temple Simon Luttrell, to make a Jointure upon his intended Wife, out of his Settled Estate, and for making a Provision by Way of Equivalent, in lieu thereof."

"8. 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."

"9. 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 Byfield and Westrup, in the Parish of Byfield, in the County of Northampton."

"10. 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 Fenny Compton, in the County of Warwick."

"11. An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common or Tract of Commonable Land, called or known by the Name of Westhay Moor, within the Parish of Mear, in the County of Somerset."

"12. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures and Common Meadows, within the Parish of Hanslop, in the County of Buckingham."

"13. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Parishes of Saint Gyles, Saint Sepulchre, Saint Lawrence and Saint Andrew, in or near the Town of Northampton, in the County of Northampton, some or one of them, and which are commonly called or known by the Name of Northampton Fields."

"14. An Act for uniting the Free Grammar School of James King of England, within the Town of Henley upon Thames, in the County of Oxford, with the Charity School founded in the same Town, By Dame Elizabeth Periam Widow; and for the better Regulation and Management of the said Endowments."

"15. 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 Floore, otherwise Flower, in the County of Northampton."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire;

And the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Sir J. Wright's Estate Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Orphans Fund Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for empowering the Mayor, Aldermen and Commons of the City of London, in Common Council assembled, to raise, upon the Credit of the Surplusses to arise out of a certain Fund commonly called The Orphans Fund, the Sum of Forty thousand Pounds, towards discharging the Debt incurred in re-building the Gaol of Newgate, and a Sessions House adjoining; and for completing the said Gaol and building an Insirmary thereto; and other the Purposes therein mentioned," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Bridge and Roads Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge across the River Tawey, at a Place called the Wich Tree, in the Parish of Llansamlett, to the opposite Shore in the Parish of Llangevelach, in the County of Glamorgan; for making proper Avenues or Roads to and from the said Bridge; and also for repairing and widening the Road from Pentre Brook, near a Place called Aberdwyberthy, in the Parish of Saint John's, near Swansea, to the said intended Bridge," was committed.

Smalls Light house Bill.

The Lord Viscount Dudley and Ward made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Corporation of Trinity House of Deptford Strond, to establish and maintain a Light-house on the Rocks called The Smalls, in Saint George's Channel," was committed.

Land Forces; &c. Recruiting Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the speedy and effectual recruiting of His Majesty's Land Forces and Marines;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return Sir P. Blake's Divorce Bill.

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

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

Exchequer Loans Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-eight;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bonds, discharging of, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal such Part of an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, as relates to the Manner of discharging Bonds given for the due Exportation of certain Goods from Great Britain to Foreign Parts; and to extend such Part of the same Act, as obliges the Master of British or Irish Ships, sailing from any of His Majesty's Dominions into the Baltic, to deliver a Manifest of their Cargoes to the British Consul residing there, to the like Vessels sailing into Denmark, Norway and Archangel;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

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

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

To return 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 to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

The House proceeded to take the said Amendments into Consideration.

And the same, being read Three Times by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House:

And, A Message was ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Browning and Mr. Pepys, to acquaint them therewith.

Orphans Fund Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for empowering the Mayor, Aldermen and Commons of the City of London, in Common Council assembled, to raise, upon the Credit of the Surplusses to arise out of a certain Fund commonly called The Orphans Fund, the Sum of Forty thousand Pounds, towards discharging the Debt incurred in re-building the Gaol of Newgate, and a Sessions House adjoining; and for completing the said Gaol, and building an Infirmary thereto; and other the Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wich Tree Bridge and Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge across the River Tawey at a Place called the Wich Tree, in the Parish of Llansamlett, to the opposite Shore in the Parish of Llangevelach, in the County of Glamorgan; for making proper Avenues or Roads to and from the said Bridge; and also for repairing and widening the Road from Pentre Brook, near a Place called Aberdwyberthy, in the Parish of Saint John's, near Swansea, to the said intended Bridge."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Smalls Lighthouse Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Corporation of Trinity House of Deptford Strond, to establish and maintain a Light-house on the Rocks called The Smalls, in Saint George's Channel."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Kirton Small Debts Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal an Act, passed in the last Session of Parliament, for the Recovery of Small Debts within the several Parishes of Surfleet, Gosberton, Quadring, Donnington, Bicker, Swineshead, Wigtoft, Sutterton, Algarkirke, Fosdyke, Kirton, Frampton, Wiberton and Brothertoft, within the Hundred of Kirton, and County of Lincoln."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Naunton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Hills, Downs, Pastures and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Naunton, in the County of Gloucester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Otley, &c. Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Lands, within the Townships of Otley and Newall with Clifton, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Saltney Marsh Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, enclosing and preserving, a certain Common or Parcel of Waste Ground or Marsh, called Saltney Marsh, within the Manor and Parish of Hawarden, in the County of Flint; and for other the Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Glenwhelt &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act, made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road leading from a Part of the Road (directed to be repaired by an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, from Carlisle to Newcastle-upon-Tyne) near Glenwhelt, to another Part of the Road (so making from Carlisle to Newcastle) upon Shildon Common, in the County of Northumberland; and for making more effectual Provision for the Repair of the said Road."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ollerton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Township of Ollerton, in the Parish of Edwinstow, in the County of Nottingham."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Indemnity Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or having been stamped, have been lost or mislaid, and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; and to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Dinnington Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing, certain Open Fields, Meadow, Carr, Common and Waste Ground, within the Township of Dinnington, in the Parishes of Saint Leonard and Saint John, in the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hexham Bridge and Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a Stone Bridge across the River Tyne, opposite the Town of Hexham, in the County of Northumberland; and for making proper Roads and Avenues to and from the same."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Summer Roads Bar to Alston Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for altering, repairing and widening, the Road from Summer Rods Bar, near the Town of Hexham, in the County of Northumberland, to the Town of Alston, in the County of Cumberland.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Gratley Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting certain Open and Common Fields, in the Manor and Parish of Gratley, in the County of Southampton."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bolsover Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields and Commons, within the Manor of Boisover, in the Parishes of Bolsover and Clown, in the County of Derby."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bolsterstone Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Bolsterstone, in the Parish of Ecclesfield, in the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Fourstones Common Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a Common Moor or Tract of Waste Ground, called Fourstones Common, within the Barony or Manor of Langley, and in the Parish of Warden, in the County of Northumberland."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Horne against The King, in Error.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Errors argued, assigned upon the Writ of Error wherein John Horne Clerk is Plaintiff, and The King is Defendant, which stands appointed for Wednesday the 6th Day of May next, be put off to Friday the 8th Day of May next; and that the Judges do then attend.

Adjourn.

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