House of Lords Journal Volume 35
December 1778 11-20

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December 1778 11-20

DIE Veneris, 11o Decembris 1778.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Banger.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Thurlow, Can-cellarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.

PRAYERS.

Land Tax Bill.

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

With a Bill, 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-nine;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Malt Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and granting to His Majesty, certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder and Perry, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-nine;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

American Habeas Corpus Bill.

Moved, "That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for further continuing an Act, made in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to empower His Majesty to secure and detain Persons charged with, or suspected of, the Crime of High Treason, committed in any of His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in America, or on the High Seas, or the Crime of Piracy," be now read a Second Time."

Which being objected to;

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the said Bill was read a Second Time.

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.

Winforton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for extinguishing the Right of Common upon certain enclosed Lands, within the Parish of Winforton, in the County of Hereford."

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

D. Richmond.
D. Bolton.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Denbigh.
E. Sandwich.
E. Abercorn.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
V. Stormont.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Le Despencer.
L. Onslow.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.

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

Hose's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Daniel Hose."

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.

Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on Lawson's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Spottiswoode, of Northumberland Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for James Lawson, Merchant in Glasgow, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he living in Scotland:"

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

Thriepland against Walsh et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Doctor Stuart Thriepland, Physician in Edinburgh, is Appellant, and John Walsh Esquire, and others, are Respondents:"

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Sabbati, 12o Decembris 1778.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Exon. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Abercorn.
Ds. De Ferrars.

PRAYERS.

Crawfurd against Lockhart et al.

The Answer of Mary Lockhart and others, to the Appeal of Dame Robina Crawfurd and her Husband, was this Day brought in.

American Habeas Corpus Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for further continuing an Act, made in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to empower His Majesty to secure and detain Persons charged with, or suspected of, the Crime of High Treason, committed in any of His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in America, or on the High Seas, or the Crime of Piracy."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord (fn. 1) 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."

Land Tax Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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-nine."

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.

Malt Bill.

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

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, decimum quartum diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 14o Decembris 1778.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.

PRAYERS.

Winforton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for extinguishing the Right of Common upon certain enclosed Lands, within the Parish of Winforton, in the County of Hereford," 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."

Hose's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Daniel Hose," 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."

American Habeas Corpus Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for further continuing an Act made in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act to empower His Majesty to secure and detain Persons charged with, or suspected of, the Crime of High Treason, committed in any of His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in America, or on the High Seas, or the Crime of Piracy."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Land Tax Bill.

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

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."

Malt Bill.

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

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."

Gorman et al against Mac Culloch, Pleadings proved.

The House being informed, "That Mr. David Collis attended, in order to deliver in Copies of Pleadings and Proceedings in the Cause wherein Francis Gorman Esquire, and others, are Appellants, and William Mac Culloch Esquire, is Respondent;"

He was called in, and delivered the same at the Bar, and attested upon Oath, "They were true Copies, he having examined them with the Originals in the proper Offices in Ireland."

And then he withdrew.

Prize Captors Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting Relief to the Captors of Prizes, with respect to bringing and landing certain French Prizes in this Kingdom;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Muslins, &c. Exportation Drawbacks Bill.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting further Time for allowing the Drawback upon the Exportation of certain Muslins, Callicoes and Coffee;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 15o Decembris 1778.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Effingham.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

Land Tax Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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-nine."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Malt Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Winforton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for extinguishing the Right of Common upon certain enclosed Lands, within the Parish of Winforton, in the County of Hereford."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hose's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Daniel Hose."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Dominica, Papers relative to, delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Boddington from the Ordnance Office, attended;"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Address to His Majesty of the 7th Day of this Instant December, for that Purpose;

The State and Condition of the Fortifications on the Island of Dominica, specifying the Time when the different Works were executed, and the Expence for the same, together with the Particulars of the Quantities of Artillery, Ammunition and other Ordnance Stores, with which that Island had been supplied since January 1770:"

Also, "An Account of the Number of the Royal Regiment of Artillery in the Island of Dominica at the Time of its being attacked by the Arms of the French King."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Muslins, &c. Exportation Drawbacks Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting further Time for allowing the Drawback upon the Exportation of certain Muslins, Callicoes and Coffee."

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.

Prize Capters Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting Relief to the Captors of Prizes, with respect to bringing and landing certain French Prizes in this Kingdom."

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.

L. Percy's Divorce Bill.

The Earl of Aylesford presented to the House (pursuant to an Order of Leave on the 4th Day of this Instant December) a Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage had between the Right Honourable Hugh Baron Percy, Lucy, Poynings, Fitzpayne, Bryan and Latimer, and the Right Honourable Ann Baroness Percy, his Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on the Second Day of Meeting after the Recess at Christmas, and that Notice thereof be affixed on the Doors of this House, and the Lords summoned; and that the said Hugh Baron Percy may be heard by his Counsel at the said Second Reading, to make out the Truth of the Allegations of the Bill; and that the said Ann Baroness Percy may have a Copy of the Bill, and that Notice be given her of the said Second Reading; and that she be at Libery to be heard by her Counsel what she may have to offer against the said Bill, at the same Time.

Fordyce to enter into Recognizance on Dr. Fordyce's et al. Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Doctor William Fordyce may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for the Reverend Doctor James Fordyce, and others, on account of their Appeal depending in this House, they being in the Country;"

It is Ordered, That the said Doctor William Fordyce may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellants, as desired.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 16o Decembris 1778.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Northumberland.
March. Lothian.
Comes Talbot, Senescallu.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
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 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-nine."

"2. An Act for continuing and granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder and Perry, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-nine."

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

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

"3. An Act for further continuing an Act, made in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to empower His Majesty to secure and detain Persons charged with, or suspected of, the Crime of High Treason, committed in any of His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in America, or on the High Seas, or the Crime of Piracy."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

4. An Act for extinguishing the Right of Common upon certain enclosed Lands, within the Parish of Winforton, in the County of Hereford."

"5. An Act for naturalizing John Daniel Hose."

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced by the Clerk Assistant, severally, 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.

Paterson's Appeal, though out of Time.

A Petition of John Paterson, Præses of the Incorporation of Weavers, in Stirling, and others, was presented and read, setting forth, "That the Petitioners having been advised to appeal to their Lordships from Two Interlocutors of the Court of Session in Scotland, of the 19th of November and 3d of December 1777, they gave Directions to their Agent in the Court of Session, to appeal therefrom accordingly; but the Petitioners said Agent apprehending that the Time for their Lordships receiving Appeals did not expire till Three Weeks from the Meeting of Parliament, the Petitioners Appeal was not sent from Edinburgh till the 11th Instant, so that the same was not received by the Petitioners Agent here till Yesterday: That though the Time for receiving Appeals by their Lordships from Interlocutors pronounced before the present Meeting of Parliament is expired; yet in regard that the not presenting the Petitioners said Appeal within the Time prescribed by their Lordships Order, arose entirely from the Misapprehension of the Petitioners Agent in Scotland, and as it can be of no Prejudice to any of the Parties concerned that the said Appeal should be received this present Session of Parliament, the Petitioners therefore humbly pray their Lordships will be pleased to receive their said Appeal."

And thereupon the Agent for the Petitioners was called in, and examined upon Oath at the Bar;

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to present their said Appeal, as desired.

Accordingly,

Paterson et al. against Paterson et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Paterson, Præses of the Incorporation of Weavers in Stirling; Alexander Rattray, late Deacon of said Incorporation; William Gilsillan, Weaver in Stirling, Boxmaster of said Incorporation; John Paton and George McArthur Weavers in Stirling, Collectors for said Incorporation, and others; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 19th of November and 3d of December 1777; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that John Paterson Junior, Weaver at Bannockburn, and other Pursuers of the Action of Reduction and Declarator, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Paterson Junior, and other Pursuers of the said Action of Reduction and Declarator, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 13th Day of January next; and Service of this Order upon the Procurators or Agents for the said Pursuers in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Macclefield Church Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making the Church or Chapel erected by Charles Roe Esquire, in the Town of Macclesfield, in the County Palatine of Chester, a perpetual Cure and Benefice; and for endowing the same, and vesting the Right of Nomination or Presentation thereof, in the said Charles Roe, his Heirs and Assigns; and for other Purposes;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wood Bastwick Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common or Waste Land, within the Parish of Wood Bastwick, in the County of Norfolk;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Prize Captors Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting Relief to the Captors of Prizes, with respect to bringing and landing certain French Prizes in this Kingdom."

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."

Muslins, &c. Exportation Drawback Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting further Time for allowing the Drawback upon the Exportation of certain Muslins, Callicoes and Coffee."

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 Jovis, decimum septimum diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 17o Decembris, 1778.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Waldegrave.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.

PRAYERS.

Jones to enter into Recognizance on Fughe's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Thomas Jones, of Southampton Street, Bloomsbury, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Lewis Pughe Esquire, and Elizabeth his Wife, on Account of their Appeal depending in this House, they living in the Country:"

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

Ross to enter into Recognizance on Paterson's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That William Ross, of Lincoln's Inn, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Paterson and others, on Account of their Appeal depending in this House, they residing in Scotland:"

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

Muslins, &c. Exportation Drawback Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting further Time for allowing the Drawback upon the Exportation of certain Muslins, Callicoes and Coffee."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Prize Captors Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting Relief to the Captors of Prizes, with respect to bringing and landing certain French Prizes in this Kingdom."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Wood Bastwick Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common or Waste Land, within the Parish of Wood Bastwick, in the County of Norfolk."

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

D. Bridgewater.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Weldegrave.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.

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.

Macclesfield Church Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making the Church or Chapel, erected by Charles Roe Esquire, in the Town of Macclesfield, in the County Palatine of Chester, a perpetual Cure and Benefice; and for endowing the same, and vesting the Right of Nomination or Presentation thereof, in the said Charles Roe, his Heirs and Assigns; and for other Purposes."

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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 18o Decembris 1778.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Exon.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
Dux Northumberland.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.

PRAYERS.

Thriepland against Hepburn.

The Answer of George Buchan Hepburn Esquire, to the Appeal of Doctor Stuart Thriepland, was this Day brought in.

Macclesfield Church Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making the Church or Chapel, erected by Charles Roe Esquire, in the Town of Macclesfield, in the County Palatine of Chester, a perpetual Cure and Benefice; and for endowing the same, and vesting the Right of Nomination or Presentation thereof, in the said Charles Roe, his Heirs and Assigns; and for other Purposes," 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."

Wood Bastwick Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common or Waste Land, within the Parish of Wood Bastwick, 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."

D. Northumberland takes the Oaths.

This Day Hugh Duke of Northumberland took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; his Grace having first, at the Table, delivered in a Certificate of his receiving the Sacrament, to the Truth whereof Witnesses were sworn and examined.

Admiral Keppel's Court Martial Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Admiral Pigot, and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to authorize the Lord High Admiral, or the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral for the Time being, in case they shall think fit to direct a Court Martial to be holden on the Charge of Vice Admiral Sir Hugh Palliser against the Honourable Admiral Augustus Keppel, to order the said Court Martial to be holden on Shore;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Chisim for Divorce Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Chisim, of Edmonton, in the County of Middlesex, Drysalter, praying Leave to bring in a Bill to dissolve his Marriage with Martha his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, in such Manner as to their Lordships shall seem proper:

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

Bill presented and read.

Accordingly, The Earl of Effingham presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Thomas Chisim with Martha Roberts his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Monday the 25th Day of January next, and that Notice thereof be affixed on the Doors of this House, and the Lords summoned; and that the said Thomas Chisim may be heard by his Counsel, at the said Second Reading, to make out the Truth of the Allegations of the Bill; and that the said Martha Roberts may have a Copy of the Bill, and that Notice be given her of the said Second Reading, and that she be at Liberty to be heard by her Counsel what she may have to offer against the said Bill, at the same Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Sabbati, 19o Decembris 1778.

Domini tam Spirituals quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Portland.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Ailesbury.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.

PRAYERS.

Wood Eastwick Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common or Waste Land, within the Parish of Wood Bastwick, in the County of Norfolk:"

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

L. Perey's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That Ralph Lodge Esquire, Richard Woodford, Robert Woodford, Sarah Reekes, and Mary Knight, do attend this House on the Second Day of Meeting after the Recess at Christmas, in order to their being examined as Witnesses upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage had between the Right Honourable Hugh Baron Percy, Lucy, Poynings, Fitzpayne, Bryan and Latimer, and the Right Honourable Ann Baroness Percy his Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Admiral Keppel's Court Martial Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to authorize the Lord High Admiral, or the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral for the Time being, in case they shall think fit to direct a Court Martial to be holden on the Charge of Vice Admiral Sir Hugh Palliser against the Honourable Admiral Augustus Keppel, to order the said Court Martial to be holden on Shore."

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

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

Adjourn

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

Footnotes

* Omitted in the List of Lords present.