House of Lords Journal Volume 35
March 1779 1-10

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 35: March 1779 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 35: 1776-1779 (1767-1830), pp. 599-622. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116632 Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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March 1779 1-10

DIE Lunæ, 1o Martii 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Exon.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Manchester.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Wentworth,
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.

PRAYERS.

Pughe et Ux against D. Leeds et al.

The Answer of the Most Noble Thomas Duke of Leeds, Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, and others, to the Appeal of Lewis Pughe Esquire, and Elizabeth his Wife, was this Day brought in.

Stewart against Magistrates, &c. of Greenock.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein John Shaw Stewart, of Greenock, Esquire, is Appellant, and the Magistrates and Council of the Town of Greenock, as representing the Community, are Respondents:

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

Ablington Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing, the Open Common Fields, Common Pastures, Downs and all other Commonable Lands, within the Hamlet, Vill or Tything of Ablington, in the Parish of Bibury, in the County of Gloucester," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; 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."

Sudbrook to Clay Pits Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and keeping in Repair, the Road from a certain Bridge over a Brook or Stream, called Sudbrook, near the City of Gloucester, to the Nine Mile Stone on the Bristol Road, at or near a Place called the Clay Pits, in the County of Gloucester" was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Mr. Hargrave to attend.

Moved, "That the Order of the 25th of February last, for the Attendance of Christopher Hargrave Esquire, of Boswell Court, on Thursday next, in order to his being examined as a Witness in relation to the Case of Greenwich Hospital, might be read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Ordered, That Francis Hargrave Esquire, Counsellor at Law, do attend this House on Thursday next, in order to his being examined as a Witness in relation to the Case of Greenwich Hospital.

Knight Thorpe, &c. Enclosure.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing, the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures and Commonable Places, in the Lordships or Liberties of Knight Thorpe and Thorpe Acre, in the County of Leicester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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,

"An Account of Money paid by the Office of Ordnance to answer Bills of Exchange from Dominica, presented since the Account delivered to the House of Lords, pursuant to His Majesty's Order dated 9th December 1778."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Mr. Stephens Leave to attend.

The Messengers sent to the House of Commons, To desire that they will give Leave to Philip Stephens Esquire, a Member of that House, to attend their Lordships, in order to his being examined as a Witness upon an Enquiry into the Management of Greenwich Hospital," return Answer, "That the Commons give Leave for him to attend, if he thinks fit."

Scotch Ministers Families Relief Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better raising and securing a Fund for a Provision for the Widows and Children of the Ministers of the Church of Scotland, and of the Heads, Principals and Masters in the Universities of Saint Andrews, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen; and for repealing Two Acts made in the Seventeenth and Twenty-second Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for those Purposes."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Bolton.
D. Manchester.
M. Rockingham.
E. Sandwich.
E. Abingdon.
E. Jersey.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Ferrers.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Harcourt.
E. Darlington.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Bathurst.
E. Clarendon.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Townshend.
V. Bolingbroke.
V. Wentworth.
V. Courtenay.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Hampden.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Abergavenny.
L. De Ferrars.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Craven.
L. Onslow.
L. Edgcumbe.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.

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

Binton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Binton, and in the Hamlet of Drayton, in the Parish of Old Stratford, in the County of Warwick."

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

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

Dewsbury to Ealand Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Dewsbury to Ealand, 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.

Mariners Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Supply of Mariners and Seamen to serve in His Majesty's Ships of War, and on board Merchant Ships, and other trading Ships and Vessels:"

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 2o Martii 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Banger.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bolton.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Gainsborough.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.

PRAYERS.

Stewart, against Magistrates, &c. of Greenock:

After hearing Counsel as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of John Shaw Stewart, of Greenock, Esquire; complaining of Five Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 10th and 13th of February, the 31st of July, 27th of November, and 20th of December 1776; and also of Two other Interlocutors of the said Lord Ordinary, of the 12th and 27th of February 1777; and of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 5th of July and 9th of August 1777; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;" as also upon the Answer of the Magistrates and Council of the Town of Greenock, as representing the Community, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors Reversed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said several Interlocutors complained of in the said Appeal be, and the same are herby Reversed, without Prejudice to the Pursuers; the Respondents to this Appeal insisting upon their Titles and Claims either by adding proper Parties to the present Summons and Suit, or by raising and commencing a new Summons or Suit for bringing all proper Parties before the Court of Session, and thereupon to proceed as they shall be advised.

Binton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Binton, and in the Hamlet of Drayton, in the Parish of Old Stratford, in the County of Warwick," 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."

Coleshill Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Heath or Waste Land, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the Parish of Coleshill, in the County of Warwick," was committed.

Sir E. Littleton et al, petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Edward Littleton, of Tedgely Coppice, in the County of Stafford, Baronet, and of Moreton Walhouse, of Hatherton, in the said County of Stafford, Esquire, in Behalf of himself and his Infant Son John Walhouse, and of the Reverend Robert Burgis, of Offinham, in the County of Worcester, Clerk, and Elizabeth his Wife, and John Nairne of the City of Worcester, Clover, and Prudence his Wife, late Prudence Dodd, Spinster; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, and the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Sewell for a Divorce Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Bailey Heath Sewill Esquire, praying Leave to bring in a Bill to dissolve his Marriage with Lady Elizabeth Birmingham, his now Wife and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill presented.

The Earl of Denbigh presented to the House, a Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Thomas Bailey Heath Sewell Esquire, with the Right Honourable Lady Elizabeth Birmingham, 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 Wednesday the 17th Day of this Instant March, and that Notice thereof be affixed on the Doors of this House, and the Lords summoned; and that the said Thomas Bailey Heath Sewell Esquire, 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 Lady Elizabeth Birmingham 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.

Sewers Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend the Laws now in being relating to Sewers."

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 Tuesday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Lords summoned.

Ordered, That the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House on Thursday the 11th Day of this Instant March.

Message to H. C. for Sir W. James to attend.

A Message was ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, to desire, "That they will give Leave to Sir William James Baronet, a Member of that House, to attend this House, in order to his being examined in relation to the Management of Greenwich Hospital."

Greenwich Hospital, Witnesses to attend.

Ordered, That William Reynolds Esquire, Vincent Corbett Esquire, Mrs. Mary Burt, Mrs. Mary Parsons, Mrs. Mary Fox, Mrs. Henrietta Spearing and Mrs. Elizabeth Stevens, do attend this House on Thursday next, in order to their being examined as Witnesses in relation to the Case of Greenwich Hospital.

Mariners Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Supply of Mariners and Seamen to serve in His Majesty's Ships of War, and on board Merchant Ships, and other trading Ships and Vessels:"

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

Madhouses Regulation Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, (intituled "An Act for regulating Madhouses,") for a further Time therein limited:"

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

Edwards's Divorce Bill.

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

Counsel on both Sides were accordingly called in; and the said Bill was read a Second Time:

And Mr. Mansfield, Counsel for the Bill, was heard in order to make out the Allegations thereof; and in order to prove the Marriage, called,

James Murphy, who being sworn, produced an Extract from the Register of Marriages of the Cathedral Church of Exeter, and declaring, "That the same was a true Copy, he having examined it with the Original," the same was read; whereby it appeared, that the said Thomas Edwards and the said Judith Williams were married at the said Church, on the 31st Day of January 1771.

Then the said James Murphy produced an Office Copy of the Judgement obtained in the Court of King's Bench against Thomas Leigh Esquire, for Criminal Conversation with Mrs. Edwards, 13th February 1778.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Thomas Adderley, Deputy Register of the Consistory Court of the Bishop of London, was called in, and being sworn, produced the Original Definitive Sentence of Divorce, in the said Court, against the said Mrs. Edwards, for the Crime of Adultery, 14th December 1778; and the same was read.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Froggatt was called in, and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That he was employed by Cap tain Edwards in the Action brought by him against the said Mr. Leith; that the Damages have not been paid by the said Mr. Leigh, he being insolvent; that Mr. Leigh is in the same Regiment with Captain Edwards, which Regiment has never been out of England since the Action was brought; that he does not know if Mr. Leigh is in the Regiment now; that he had sent Letters to Two or Three People at Exeter to enquire after him, as he had heard that he was there; that the Regiment was quartered in Buckinghamshire at that Time, and that he thought Mr. Leigh was too poor to pursue him any farther."

Being cross-examined by Mr. Pryce, Counsel against the Bill, as to a Bond being given to Mrs. Edwards's Daughter, as a Trustee for her for the Payment of £45 per Annum to her, said, "That the Separation Deed was executed on the 23d of November 1776; that Mr. Edwards left her in 1775, before the Bond for the Payment of £45 per Annum to her was executed."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Joseph Walker, Proctor, was called in, and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That he was employed as Proctor for her in the Spiritual Court; that she had Two or Three Proctors before, who finding her a very troublesome Woman would have nothing more to do with her; that Mrs. Edwards examined no Witnesses before the said Court, was a long Time before she appeared, and when she did, gave in no Acts."

Being cross-examined as to her being confined at the Time the Sentence was pronounced, said, "That when the Cause first began she was in Prison, but was cleared by an Act of Insolvency before the Sentence was pronounced; that the Suit began in January 1778."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Froggatt was again called in, and a Bond being shewn to him by the Counsel against the Bill, said, He believed it to be the Bond that he had prepared, it being witnessed by Two of his Clerks, but that he was not present at the Execution of it; one was executed on the Writ of Enquiry."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Ann Dennis, a Black Woman, was called in, and the Oath being offered to be administered to her, Mr. Pryce, the Counsel against the Bill, asked her, "if she was a Christian;" to which she said, "she had been christened when young, and brought up as such." She was then sworn, and being examined, acquainted the House, "That she knew Mrs. Edwards, and had lived with her as Servant both at Antigua and at St. Vincents; that Mr. Edwards came from St. Vincents and left his Wife behind him; that she does not know the Year when Mr. Edwards left St. Vincents, she never having been learnt the Days of the Week, Month or Year; that after Mr. Edwards went away, that Mrs. Edwards lived at the Barracks, and that she lived with her; that she knew Lieutenant Leigh, who visited Mrs. Edwards frequently at the Barracks; that his Visits began soon after Mr. Edwards left St. Vincents; that one Evening she saw Mr. Leigh with Mrs. Edwards in a Room next to Mrs. Edwards's Bed Room; that Mrs. Edwards was dressed in an Under Petticoat and Bed Gown; that she saw Mr. Leigh standing between her Legs in his Waistcoat." Being asked, "if it was hot Weather?" said, "it was always so there, there being no Winter;" that her Mistress seeing her, bid her go to her own House; that the Officers Rooms have in general Holes bored in the Wainscoat to peep through; that afterwards Mrs. Edwards and she went to live at a House of Mr. Walker's; that Mr. Leigh went with her there; that he used often to visit her there, and sometimes staid all Night; that Mrs. Edwards put up a Bed in one of the Rooms, which she called Mr. Leigh's Room; that Mr. Walker's House is about a Quarter of a Mile from the Barracks; that one Evening she saw Mrs. Edwards and Mr. Leigh on the Bed together; that she lay down and he laid upon her between her Legs; that she could not see what they did, nor heard any thing that passed; that the same Night Mr. Leigh lay there; that she, the Witness, heard Mrs. Edwards go into his Room, and the Door between the Two Rooms open; that she knew Mrs. Edwards by her Voice; that she, the Witness, lay in a Room under theirs; that she heard them talking together, and heard the Noise of the Bed while Mrs. Edwards was in Mr. Leigh's Room; that another Time, one Night she went up and saw Mrs. Edwards in the Bed and Mr. Leigh sitting on it; that in the Morning she again went up, and saw Mrs. Edwards sitting on the Bed, and Mr. Leigh naked in bed; that Mrs. Edwards was in a long Gown, but cannot tell if she had Stays on, nor cannot tell whether they lay in Bed together that Night; that Mrs. Edwards bade her bring up the Tea Things for Breakfast; that after this, she came with Mrs. Edwards to London; that they lodged in New Bond Street for a Week, they then went to Mrs. Heath's in Stephen Street, and then went to Mr. Lamb's in Greece Street; that Mr. Leigh did not visit Mrs. Edwards at either of those Places; that they then went to Mrs. Hayes in Windmill Street; that the First Time Mr. Leigh visited Mrs. Edwards there, was on Good Friday 1777; that he used constantly to visit her there every Day, and to breakfast, dine and sup with her, and that they generally went out together." Being asked, "if she ever saw Mr. Edwards there?" said, "she never had."

Being cross-examined by the Counsel against the Pill, said, "That she had known Mrs. Edwards from a Child; that she had, before her Marriage with Mr. Edwards, been married to a Mr. Williams, by whom she had Two Children, both of whom are now living; that she knew Mr. Edwards at St. Vincents; that she, the Witness, upon Mr. Edwards leaving St. Vincents was a free Woman, but that Mrs. Edwards broke open her Chest and stole her Freedom thereout, and then sold her for a Slave; that she does not know the Reason why Mr. Edwards left his Wife at St. Vincents, nor that he left her there without any Provision; that she, the Witness, did not live with Mrs. Edwards when her Husband went from St. Vincents; that Mr. Edwards had a Daughter by his Wife there." Being asked, "if when she saw Mr. Leigh and Mrs. Edwards in the Situations formerly mentioned by her in her Evidence, whether Mr. Leigh's Breeches were up or Mrs. Edwards's Petticoats were up" said, "that she could not tell." Being asked, "if she had not given Evidence to this Fact before;" said, "that she then swore Mr. Leigh's Breeches were not unbuttoned." Being asked, "how often she had seen Mr. Edwards since her coming to England with Mrs. Edwards;" said, "that the last Time she saw him was this Day about this House." Being asked, "What Capacity she lived in with Mrs. Edwards at St. Vincents;" said, "she was sent for to nurse the Children." Being asked, "if Mr. Leigh courted Mrs. Edwards's Daughter?" said, "she could not tell."

She was directed to withdraw.

Then Susanna Lamb was called in, and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That she lived in Greece Street; that she knows Mrs. Edwards; that Mrs. Edwards took a Lodging in her House in the Year 1777, for one Lieutenant Leigh, who, Mrs. Edwards said, she was acquainted with at St. Vincents, who courted her Daughter, and that she was under great Obligations to him; that Lieutenant Leigh lodged with her about Seven Weeks; that Mrs. Edwards then lodged in Windmill Street, at a Mr. Hayes's; that Mr. Leigh used to go from her Lodgings to Mrs. Edwards's to visit her there; that in December 1777, she went to see Mrs. Edwards in Prison, who was then big with Child; that Mrs. Edwards talked to her about the Father of the Child, who, she said, was a Mr. Harman: that he was very unkind to her, and that she would do any thing rather than that Mr. Edwards should know of her being with Child, as she had had no Connection with Mr. Edwards since the Birth of a Daughter she had by him." Being cross-examined said, "she had, at Mrs. Edwards's Desire, carried a Letter to Mr. Harman, who lived in Jermyn Street, in which Letter Mrs. Edwards told her, that she had threatened to swear the Child to Mr. Harman in case he would not do something for her; that she likewise told her, Mr. Harman was to pay her her Annuity; that she, the Witness, carried this and several other Letters, stating Mrs. Edwards's Distress to Mr. Harman, at her Desire; that Mr. Harman said, "he was not the Father of the Child, and that he would not do any Thing for her;" at the same Time he told her, he was to pay Mrs. Edwards her Annuity from her Husband; that she, the Witness, had been examined before at Doctors Commons, and by Mr. Froggatt."

She was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Mansfield, Counsel for the Bill, acquainted the House, "That Elizabeth Hayes, one of their Witnesses examined in Doctors Commons, had died since her Examination there;" and therefore prayed their Lordships, "to permit the Deposition of the said Elizabeth Hayes to be read as Evidence; and Mr. Pryce, Counsel for the Bill, admitting her Death;"

The said Deposition was read at the Bar as follows:

"Elizabeth Hayes of Windmill Street, in the Parish of St. Pancras, in the County of Middlesex, aged Fifty-five Years, a Witness produced and sworn."

17 and 18. To the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Articles of the said Libel, she deposes and says, "That she well knows Judith Edwards, Party in this Cause, (Wife of Thomas Edwards Esquire, the Producent) and on the First Day of March 1777, it being a Twelvemonth ago the First of March last 1778, she the said Mrs. Edwards came to lodge in the Deponent's House in Windmill Street, articulate, and she had Three Daughters with her, Two by her First Husband Mr. Williams, and the other by the said Mr. Edwards the Producent, and she had a Black Woman Servant called Nanny, who is Ann Williams (the Deponent's Fellow Witness in this Cause) and a Boy by way of Servant, who staid only about Two or Three Months; that the said Mrs. Edwards left the Deponent some Time in September last, 1777, but her Daughters and the Black Woman staid till Nine Months were up (from First March) all but a few Days; that the Deponent did not know the said Mrs. Edwards till about the Time of her coming to live in her, the Deponent's House, as aforesaid; and the Deponent further faith, that during the Time the said Mrs. Edwards lived in the Deponent's House, Mr. Harman or Hammond, articulate, used very frequently to come and see the said Mrs. Edwards, who told the Deponent he was an Attorney, and that he would be responsible for her Rent, or to that Effect; that Mr. Harman and Mrs. Edwards used to be very frequently together alone; that there used to be Intimacies or Familiarities pass between them, that the Deponent thought improper for a married Woman; and the Deponent further faith, that she well remembers dining with the said Mrs. Edwards and her Daughters at Mrs. Edwards's particular Desire one Sunday, and the Deponent's Daughter dined with her also; that unexpectedly to the Deponent, the said Mr. Harman came just before Dinner, and dined there also; that the Deponent thinks the same was in or about the Month of July last, 1777; that the said Mrs. Edwards's Behaviour was very singular on said Sunday at Dinner Time, she asking the Deponent if she did not think she, Mrs. Edwards, grew thin in the Face, and lusty round the Waist, and she spoke of Mr. Harman as being her best and her only Friend, with such like Expressions; that Mr. Harman seemed to act more like the Master than the Guest; that the Cloth was scarcely taken away when Mr. Harman got up and went into the said Mrs. Edwards's Bed Chamber, saying, "he must just put a little Powder in his Hair," and Mrs. Edwards started up and said, "Mr. Harman, I must just shew you that Letter," or Words to that Effect, and instantly followed him into the said Bed Chamber, which joined the Dining Room; that they did not go into the said Chamber through the Door which opened into the Dining Room, but went out of the Dining Room and so into the Bed Chamber at the Door which opens on the Passage, and they shut the said Door on the Passage; that Mrs. Edwards's Daughters (the Miss Williams's) immediately went down Stairs, as did the Deponent's Daughter, and the Deponent was left alone in the Dining Room with Ann Williams (the Black) and the little Girl (Miss Edwards); that the Deponent staid Ten Minutes, if not more, waiting for the said Mrs. Edwards and Mr. Harman to come out of the said Bed Chamber, but they not coming she went down Stairs leaving them in the said Chamber, and the Deponent did not see Mr. Harman again that Day, for he went away in about Half an Hour after the Deponent went down Stairs, and the Deponent would not go up again to the said Mrs. Edwards, who therefore came down and drank Tea with the Deponent; but farther to the said Articles she cannot take upon herself to depose."

19. To the Nineteenth Article of the said Libel, she deposes and says, "That she well remembers that one Day after Mrs. Edwards had been in the Deponent's House about Two or Three Months, that she, the said Mrs. Edwards, and her Three Daughters and her Brother (Andrew Lessley) and Mr. Harman, all went to the Play, and Ann Williams also went there; that before the Play was done (it being, as the Deponent thinks, about Nine o'Clock, for she was at Home at the Time, the said Mrs. Edwards and her little Daughter (Edwards) and Mr. Harman came home together in a Hackney Coach, and having gone up Stairs into the Dining Room, Mrs. Edwards rung the Bell, and ordered Rebecca Bumpstead (the Deponent's Fellow Witness in this Cause) then a Servant at the House, to take the said little Girl down Stairs, which was accordingly done; that very soon afterwards the Deponent heard the said Mrs. Edwards and Mr. Harman go into the Bed Chamber, for the Parlour where the Deponent sat was directly under the said Bed Chamber; that they staid in the said Bed Chamber full Half an Hour at least, and the Coachman being tired with waiting, the Deponent's Daughter or the said Rebecca Bumpstead went up Stairs and tapped at the Bed Chamber Door, and said the Coachman wanted to be gone, and desired to know if the Gentle man was coming, and the Deponent heard the said Mr. Harman make Answer from the said Mrs. Edwards's Bed Chamber, and say, "I am coming," and presently afterwards Mr. Harman came down Stairs and went away; that Mrs. Edwards pressed him very much to stay Supper, but he declined it; and farther to the said Article she knows not to depose."

20. To the Twentieth Article of the said Libel, she deposes and says, "That she remembers that Mrs. Lamb and her Sister Miss Buckley (her, the Deponent's fellow Witnesses in this Cause) came one Sunday Afternoon to see the said Mrs. Edwards at the Deponent's House, and that the said Mr. Harman came there also on said Sunday Afternoon, and staid there but a very little while; but farther to the said Article she knows not of her own Knowledge to depose."

21. To the Twenty-first Article of the said Libel, she deposes and says, "She often understood from the said Mrs. Edwards, that she was going to Mr. Harman's House; and farther to the said Article of the said Libel she knows not to depose, save that she the said Mrs. Edwards was continually sending to Mr. Harman."

22. To the Twenty-second Article of the said Libel, she deposes and says, "That the said Mrs. Edwards did not make the Deponent her Confidant, and the Deponent purposely avoided being such, but she observed her, the said Mrs. Edwards to grow big, and when she left the Deponent in September last, she was very big with Child, and went to Lambeth, as the Deponent understood; and farther to the said Article she knows not to depose."

26 and 27. To the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Articles of the said Libel, she deposes and says, "That the said Mr. Harman told the Deponent, after Mrs. Edwards had left her, that he had had several Letters from Mrs. Edwards, and that she had desired him to send her Money, and that she had laid she would swear the Child she was then big with to him, but that if he would send her Money she would not do it, or to that Effect; and farther to the said Articles she knows not to depose."

28 and 29. To the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Articles of the said Libel, she deposes and says, "That she well remembers on the 28th Day of March 1777, for it was on Good Friday in last Year, Mr. Thomas Leigh, articulate, came to see the said Mrs. Edwards at the Deponent's House, and he used to come every Day for about Four or Five Weeks, and breakfast, dine and sup with Mrs. Edwards, and stay till Twelve or One o'Clock in the Morning; that the Deponent understood Mr. Leigh was just come from abroad; that he, the said Mr. Leigh used to sleep at Mr. Lamb's, but came every Day to Mrs. Edwards, and used frequently to dress himself in her, the said Mrs. Edwards's Bed Chamber, and she used to be very fond of him, and following him and watching every Motion he made, and they used frequently to go up together in a Back Garret where Mr. Leigh's Trunk was put, and there was a Bed in that Garret, and they used very often to stay out together till very late in an Evening, and come Home in a Coach alone; that there was some little Coolness, as the Deponent thinks, for a few Days, between Mr. Harman and Mrs. Edwards, on Mr. Leigh's account; but farther to the said Articles she knows not to depose."

33 and 35. To the Thirty-third and Thirty-fifth Articles of the said Libel, she deposes and says, "That she never saw the Producer Thomas Edwards Esquire, till about November last, and he was then at the House or Lodgings of Mrs. Watkins in Stephen Street, not far from Windmill Street aforesaid, and the said Mrs. Watkins is Sister, as the Deponent understands and believes to the said Mrs. Edwards; that the Deponent doth firmly believe he the said Mr. Edwards hath never lived or cohabited with the said Mrs. Edwards his Wife, since her, the said Mrs. Edwards's, leaving the West Indies, or at least since she the Deponent first knew her, the said Mrs. Edwards; and futher she cannot depose."

"Eliz. Hayes."

Same Day repeated and acknowledged before Doctor Francis Simpson, Surrogate.

"Present, James Townley, Not. Pub."

Then Ann Dennis was again called in, and being examined, said, "That the first Time she told Mr. Edwards of what had passed at St. Vincents between Mrs. Edwards and Mr. Leigh, was at the Lawyer's; that she told Captain Edwards's Sister of it, when Mrs. Edwards left her, the Witness, with Two Children in 1777; that she cannot tell when they came to England; that she never told any Body of Mrs. Edwards's Behaviour till Mrs. Edwards was with Child of her last Child; that she then told it to Miss Buckley, Captain Edwards's Sister-in-Law; that Captain Edwards's Sister accused her, the Witness, of having talked of Mrs. Edwards's being with Child; that she was summoned to speak what she knew; that she never told Mr. Edwards about the West India Business till she was subpœnad before the Lawyer; that she had told it to Miss Buckley some Time before she was summoned, who wrote to Mrs. Edwards's Sister to tax her about it." Being asked, "how she came to tell it;" said, "because she thought it right; that she told it to Mrs. Walkin, Mrs. Edwards's Sister, who knew that she the Witness was Mrs. Edwards's Maid, and that she thought she had a Right to clear herself."

She was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Froggatt was again called in, and examined, and acquainted the House, "That he first heard of Ann Dennis's being a material Witness from Captain Edwards, who, near the Time of the Process commencing, told him what she could depose, and that he examined her."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mary Walkins was called in, and being sworn and examined, acquainted the House, "That she was Sister to Mrs. Edwards; that Ann Dennis told her, after her Sister had quitted Mrs. Hayes's, to conceal her Pregnancy, what had happened at St. Vincents between her Sister and Mr. Leigh; that she immediately wrote to Captain Edwards about it, as she thought it her Duty so to do, on account of her Children; that she first heard of the West India Story from Ann Dennis." Being asked, "if Captain Edwards told her of it on his coming to England;" said, "that he told her he had great Reason to suspect his Wife of Adultery, but that he did not mention the Person with whom she committed it; that he came away from her, as he believed her to be a very bad Woman; that she thinks he had some Knowledge of it before he came away from the West Indies, but that he gave her no Proof of it, nor named any Person, nor how long he had suspected her; that Mr. Edwards came to England in 1776; that upon her first seeing him, she asked him about his Disagreement with his Wife; that he said he believed her to be an infamous Woman, but spoke tenderly of it; that Mrs. Edwards brought Money home with her; that she came over in October 1776; that when she saw her first, she taxed her with her Imprudence; that Mrs. Edwards said her Husband was jealous, and used her ill, and that there was a Quarrel between them; that she the Witness told Mr. Edwards last September Twelvemonth that his Wife was gone off with Child; that the Black Woman told her so, and about one Lawford, and that then all the rest came out; that Mr. Lawford, she said, had made her Presents; that Mrs. Edwards had no Fortune when she married Captain Edwards, except about Fourteen Negroes, and that she was then much in Debt; that soon after Captain Edwards married her, he was arrested on account of her Debts; that Mrs. Edwards had a Watch and other Trinkets when she married, to the Value of about Three hundred Pounds; that she raffled away the Watch at the Grenades; that the other Things some she sold and some she pawned; that her Daughters by her former Husband, could have no Fortune, as he died £.8000 in Debt; that Mr. Lawford was to allow Mrs. Edwards £.100 per Annum, and her Daughters £.50 per Annum each; that her Second Daughter is now Seventeen Years old, and that Mrs. Edwards was Forty-two last September." Being crossexamined, said, "That Mrs. Edwards told her that there was a Disagreement between her and her Husband before he came away from St. Vincents; that she the Witness told her she believed it was her own Fault; that she never heard of Mrs. Edwards being imprisoned at St. Vincents; that Mrs. Edwards during her Stay there, had Rations and a Monthly Allowance; that her Two Children were with her there, but that she never heard Mr. Edwards say what he allowed his Wife." Being "asked, for whose Benefit Mrs. Edwards's Negroes were sold;" said, "that Captain Edwards having been arrested for a Debt of his Wife's the Negroes were sold to pay that Debt; that she believes Captain Edwards sent a joint Power to sell them, but he never told her what they were sold for; that she never heard of the Sale of other Negroes, nor of Frances and her Two Children, nor of Monday a Boy; that her Sister was arrested here." Being asked, "if some of the Jewels did not come to Captain Edwards;" said, "that she, the Witness, delivered them to Captain Edwards; that he gave them to his Wife, and that she never has heard of them since the last Time Mr. Edwards came Home."

She was directed to withdraw.

Then Catherine Northcote was called in, and sworn, and being examined, acquainted the House, "That she knew Mrs. Edwards at Mrs. Hayes's; that Mr. Leigh frequently came into Mrs. Edwards's Apartments; that he had Effects in a Bed Chamber there; that they frequently went together there, and staid there for an Hour; that Mrs. Edwards's Two Daughters lived with her there."

She was directed to withdraw.

Then Sarah Richardson was called in, and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That she knows Mrs. Edwards; that she was delivered of a Child in the King's Bench Prison, and that she was present at her Delivery; that she never heard Mrs. Edwards make any Declaration about who was the Father of the Child, nor does she know of her making any such Declaration."

She was directed to withdraw.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Proceeding upon this Bill be put off to Tuesday next, and the Lords summoned; and that the Witnesses do then attend.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 3o Martii 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Dux. Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bolton.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Gainsborough.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Northington.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Pelham.

PRAYERS.

Alston et al. against Campbell et al.

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the Petition and Appeal of John Alston, Alexander Elliot, William Colhoun, John McDowal, Alexander McCaul, James Young and John Lowrie, all Merchants in Glasgow; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 9th of July 1777; also of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 19th of November and 20th of December 1777; and also of Two Interlocutors of the said Lord Ordinary of the 5th and 8th of August 1778; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellants might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;" as also upon the Answer of Colin Campbell and Company, Merchants in Greenock, and John McAllester Merchant in Dublin, and his Attorney, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors Affirmed with Costs.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal, be and is hereby dismissed this House, and that the said several Interlocutors therein complained of, be, and the same are hereby Affirmed: And it is further Ordered, that the Appellants do pay or cause to be paid to the said Respondents, the Sum of Eighty Pounds for their Costs, in respect of the said Appeal.

Admiral Keppel. Proceedings of Court Martial, delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Jackson from the Admiralty Office, attended;"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Order of the 18th of February last, for that Purpose,

"A Copy of all the Proceedings of the Court Martial held on the Honourable Admiral Augustus Keppel, on a Charge exhibited against him by Vice Admiral Sir Hugh Palliser."

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Mariners Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Supply of Mariners and Seamen to serve in His Majesty's Ships of War, and on board Merchant Ships, and other trading Ships and Vessels."

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."

Madhouses Regulation Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, (intituled, "An Act for regulating Madhouses,") for a further Time therein limited."

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."

Writs of Error delivered:

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

In the First of which,

Bradleys against Martin.

Stephen Bradley and Peter Bean Bradley are Plaintiffs, and
George Martin is Defendant.

In the Second,

Lowry et al. against Nightingale et al.

Edward Lowry the Elder, and others, are Plaintiffs,
and
John Nightingale and others, are Defendants.

And in the last,

Donaldson against Freame.

John Donaldson is Plaintiff,
and
Henry Freame is Defendant.

Mutiny Bill

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Lepton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Township of Lepton, in the Parish of Kirkheaton, in the West Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wells Town Hall, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a new Assize or Town Hall and Market House, within the City or Borough of Wells, in the County of Somerset; and for regulating the Markets within the said City or Borough;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Edwards's Exempfication Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making the Exemplification of the last Will and Testament of Mary Edwards deceased, Evidence in all the Courts of Law and Equity in Great Britain and Ireland."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Richmond.
D. Bolton.
M. Rockingham.
E. Exeter.
E. Carlisle.
E. Gainsborough.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Ferrers.
E. Aylesford.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Effingham.
E. Northington.
E. Bathurst.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Montague.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Onslow.
L. Fortescue.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Pelham.

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

Wauchope against E. Abercorn.

The Answer of the Right Honourable James Earl of Abercorn, to the Appeal of Andrew Wauchope Esquire, of Niddry, was this Day brought in.

E. Abercorn against Sir A. Hope and Wauchope.

Upon reading the Petition and Cross Appeal of the Right Honourable James Earl of Abercorn, complaining of certain Parts of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 26th of June 1778 and 14th of January 1779; and praying, "That the same, so far as they are complained of, may be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Sir Archibald Hope and Andrew Wauchope, of Niddry, Esquire, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Sir Archibald Hope and Andrew Wauchope Esquire, 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 31st Day of this Instant March; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any of their Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Sealy for a Divorce Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of Henry Sealy of New Alresford, in the County of Southampton, Gentleman; praying Leave to bring in a Bill to dissolve his Marriage with Ann Woodroffe 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.

Naval Courts Martial Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for amending, explaining and reducing into One Act of Parliament, the Laws relating to the Government of His Majesty's Ships, Vessels and Forces by Sea;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Vaughans Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Hugh Vaughan Esquire, and Robert Howell Vaughan Esquire, on Behalf of himself and his Three Infant Sons, Robert Williames Vaughan, Edward Williames Vaughan and Griffith ap Howell Vaughan; and of Catherine Vaughan Spinster, and Evan Lloyd Vaughan Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, and Mr. Baron Hotham, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties who may be concerned in the consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Rowlls et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of John Rowlls of Kingston upon Thames, in the County of Surrey, Esquire, and Elizabeth his Wife, for and on the Behalf of themselves and their Two Infant Sons and, others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend certain Trusts contained in the Settlement made on the Marriage of John Rowlls with Elizabeth his now Wife, for raising Portions for their Children; and for the better ascertaining and more effectually securing the said Portions."

Gwynne et al. Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Thynne Howe Gwynne of Buckland, in the County of Brecon, Esquire, on Behalf of himself and his Infant Children, and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Estates in the Counties of Carmarthen, Brecon and Radnor, (devised by the Will of Roderick Gwynne Esquire, deceased), in Trustees to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising therefrom, in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses."

Chesterfield, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Chesterfield to the Turnpike Road at Hernstone Lane Head; and also the Road branching from the said Road, upon the East Moor, through Baslow and Wardlow, to the joining of the said Roads again near Wardlow Mires; and also the Road leading between the said Road and Branch from Calver Bridge to Baslow Bridge; and also the Road from the Turnpike Road near Newhaven House, to the Turnpike Road near Grindleford Bridge, 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 To-morrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Knight Thorpe Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing, the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures and Commonable Places, in the Lordships or Liberties of Knight Thorpe and Thorpe Acre, in the County of Leicester."

Greenwich Hospital, Claims for West India Prize Money ordered:

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, "A State of the several Claims of the Green wich Hospital (as far as the same can be ascertained) on the Prize Agents in the West India Islands, arising from the Shares of Prize Money unclaimed by the Captors, and forfeited to the Use of the said Hospital; and Copies of such Directions as have been given to the Deputies or Agents of the said Hospital, and of the Returns made thereto for compelling Payment thereof."

Captain Baillie & Lieutenant Stuttevelle. Removal from Greenwich Hospital.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, "The Minutes of the Proceedings of the Board of Admiralty on the Removal of Lieutenant Charles Stuttevelle from being an Officer in Greenwich Hospital;" and likewise, "The Minutes of the Proceedings of the said Board on the Removal of Captain Baillie the Lieutenant Governor."

Lords summoned.

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

Ablington Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing, the Open Common Fields, Common Pastures Downs and all other Commonable Lands, within the Hamlet, Vill or Tything of Ablington, in the Parish of Bibury, in the County of Gloucester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sudbrook to Clay Pits Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and keeping in Repair, the Road from a certain Bridge over a Brook or Stream called Sudbrook, near the City of Gloucester, to the Nine Mile Stone on the Bristol Road, at or near a Place called the Clay Pits, in the County of Gloucester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Binton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Binton, and in the Hamlet of Drayton, in the Parish of Old Stratford, in the County of Warwick."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Coleshill Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Heath or Waste Land, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the Parish of Coleshill, in the County of Warwick."

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. Browning and Mr. Holford:

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

Bromfeild for a Divorce Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of Charles Bromfeild, Surgeon, praying Leave to bring in a Bill to dissolve his Marriage with Ann Broom his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again:

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

Fordyce et al. against Walth et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein the Reverend Doctor James Fordyce and others are Appellants, and John Walsh 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.

Wauehope against Sir A. Hope.

The House being informed, "That Sir Archibald Hope, Respondent to the Appeal of Andrew Wauchope of Niddry, Esquire, had not put in his Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose:"

And thereupon an Affidavit of John Wauchope, Writer to the Signet, of the due Service of the said Order being read:

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 4o Martii 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Wigor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Montagu.
March. Lothian.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.
Comes Derby.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Gainsborough.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Darlington.
Comes De Lawarr.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Harrowby.

PRAYERS.

Hog against Hog.

The Answer of Mary Hog otherwise Gordon, to the Appeal of Robert Hog of Ramoir, was this Day brought in.

Sir L. Dundas against Honeyman et al.

As was also, The Answer of His Majesty's Advocate and other Officers of State for Scotland, on Behalf of His Majesty, and of Patrick Honeyman Esquire, and others, to the Appeal of Sir Lawrence Dundas Baronet.

Return of impressed Men, delivered.

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

"Return of the Men impressed within the Bills of Mortality, and North Britain, from July to December 1778."

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Greenwich Hospital, Papers relative to, delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Ibbetson from the Admiralty Office, attended;"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Order of the 16th of February last, for that Purpose;

"A List of all the Officers of Greenwich Hospital, both Civil and Military, with the Dates of their respective Appointments, distinguishing which of them have been at Sea."

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Mr. Ibbetson, also delivered at the Bar pursuant to an Order of the 24th of February last, for that Purpose;

"A List of all Officers, Under Officers, Servants and Persons who have been lodged in Greenwich Hospital, since its first Establishment to the present Time, who were not Pensioners; with the Dates of their respective Appointments, either from the Admiralty, or from their respective Principals, or of their coming into the Hospital; distinguishing which of them have been at Sea, or are Widows of Persons having served at Sea."

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Mr. Ibbetson also delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Order of the 24th of February last, for that Purpose;

"Copies of all the Warrants of Appointments of the Lieutenant Governors of Greenwich Hospital since its first Establishment to the present Time;" together with a Schedule thereof; which was read by the Clerk as follows; (videlicet)

Number.Date.For whom.
1.29th November 1704.Captain John Clements.
2.7th January 1714. Robert Robinson.
3.19th March 1717.Thomas Cleasby.
4.30th July 1718.Joseph Soanes.
5.13th September 1737.Tudor Trevor.
6.4th February 1739.Charles Smith.
7.4th August 1750.Francis Dansays.
8.14th August 1754.James Lloyd.
9.4th July 1761.William Boys.
10.9th March 1774.Thomas Baillie.
11.25th December 1778.Jervis Maplesden.

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

Dewsbury to Ealand Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Dewsbury to Ealand, in the West Riding of the County of York," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Chesterfield &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Chesterfield to the Turnpike Road at Hernstone Lane Head; and also the Road branching from the said Road upon the East Moor through Baslow and Wardlow, to the Joining of the said Roads again near Wardlow Mires; and also the Road leading between the said Road and Branch from Calver Bridge to Baslow Bridge; and also the Road from the Turnpike Road near Newhaven House, to the Turnpike Road near Grindleford Bridge, in the County of Derby," was committed.

Askwith 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, enclosing and improving certain Commons, Lands and Grounds, in the Township of Askwith, in the Parish of Weston, in the County of York; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Message from H. C. to return L. Percy's Divorce Bill.

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

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

Naval Courts Martial Bill.

Moved, "That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for amending, explaining and reducing into One Act of Parliament, the Laws relating to the Government of His Majesty's Ships, Vessels and Forces by Sea," be now read a Second Time."

The said Bill was accordingly 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 on Monday next; and the Lords summoned.

Mutiny Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

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.

Lords summoned.

Ordered, That the Lords be summoned to attend this House on Thursday next, upon an Enquiry into the Management of Greenwich Hospital.

Greenwich Hospital, Witnesses to attend.

Ordered, That the several Witnesses who were ordered to attend this Day, do attend on Friday the 12th of this Instant March.

Motion for a Rail behind the Woolsack.

Moved, "That a temporary Rail be ordered to be erected behind the Woolsack across the House."

Which being objected to,

After Debate,

The said Motion was (by Leave of the House) withdrawn.

Lords summoned.

Ordered, That the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House on Tuesday next.

Sir W. James Leave to attend.

The Messengers sent to the House of Commons; to desire, "That they will give Leave to Sir William James Baronet, a Member of that House, to attend their Lordships in order to his being examined as a Witness upon an Enquiry into the Management of Greenwich Hospital;" return Answer, "That the Commons give Leave for him to attend, if he thinks fit."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 5o Martii 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.

PRAYERS.

Jackson et al. against Monro.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause wherein John Jackson Esquire, and others, are Appellants, and John Monro Esquire, is Respondent:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Monday next; and that the Cause which stands for Monday next be put off to Wednesday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Willson's Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Hertford and Bucks (the Settled Estates of Jane Willson, the Wife of George Willson Esquire) in Trustees to be fold or exchanged; and for laying out the Money to arise thereby, in the Purchase of other Lands, Tenements or 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.

Edwards's Exemplification Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making the Exemplification of the last Will and Testament of Mary Edwards deceased, Evidence in all the Courts of Law and Equity in Great Britain and Ireland," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Scotch Mi ifters Families Relief Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better raising and securing a Fund for a Provision for the Widows and Children of the Ministers of the Church of Scotland, and of the Heads, Principals and Masters in the Universities of Saint Andrews, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen; and for repealing Two Acts made in the Seventeenth and Twenty-second Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for those 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."

Heneage et Ux. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of John Walker Heneage, of Compton Bassett, in the County of Wilts, Esquire, and Arabella his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Sum of Fifteen thousand Pounds, mentioned in certain Articles of Agreement executed on the Marriage of John Walker Heneage Esquire, and Arabella his Wife, and also one Thirty-sixth Part or Share of the King's Moiety of the New River Water Works, in the Counties of Hertford and Middlesex, and Cities of London and Westminster, settled by the Will of John Walker Esquire, deceased, in John Walker Heneage Esquire, his Son, discharged of the Trusts and Limitations in the said Articles of Agreement and Will; and for settling divers Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Somerset and Wilts, in lieu thereof; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Mai'enhead, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for widening and repairing a Lane called Pitt's or Sheppard's Lane, leading from the Market House in the Town of Maidenhead, in the County of Berks, towards Cookham, in the said County; and for turning the Course of the present Road, leading from Ray Mills and Cookham, to the Turnpike Road near Maidenhead aforesaid."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Bathurst.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Sandys.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.

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

Sewers Bill, Norfolk Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of the Commissioners of Sewers, and several Owners of Lands and Estates in the County of Norfolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend the Laws now in being relating to Sewers;" and praying their Lordships, "That they may be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill, and that if it should be thought proper to pass the same into a Law, that Provision might be made therein that the same do not extend to the said County of Norfolk:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table, and that the Petitioners be at Liberty to be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill as desired; and that Counsel be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

Vicars and Grace against Colclough et al.

A Petition of Richard Vicars Esquire, and Owen Grace, Esquire, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which Timothy Colclough, and others, are Respondents, was presented and read; setting forth, "That by their Lordships Order of the 12th of February last, the Petitioners are in the same Predicament as at the Time of making the said former Order of Adjournment, and are for the same Reasons still unable to bring this Appeal for hearing before their Lordships, till the Respondents shall have completed the Decree appealed from; and in regard this Delay is totally involuntary on the Part of the Appellants;" the Petitioners most humbly pray their Lordships, "That this Appeal may be further adjourned for Six Weeks, or to such other Time as to them shall seem proper.

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

And being withdrawn;

Ordered, That the Hearing of this Cause be put off till after all the Causes already appointed.

Cwynne's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Estates in the Counties of Carmarthen, Brecon and Radnor (devised by the Will of Roderick Gwynne Esquire, deceased) in Trustees to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising therefrom, in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday the 22d Day of this Instant March, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Rowll's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend certain Trusts contained in the Settlement made on the Marriage of John Rowlls with Elizabeth his now Wife, for raising Portions for their Children; and for the better ascertaining and more effectually securing the said Portions."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday the 23d Day of this Instant March, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

KnightThorpe Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing, the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures and Commonable Places, in the Lordships or Liberties of Knight Thorpe and Thorpe Acre, in the County of Leicester."

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

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

Lepton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Township of Lepton, in the Parish of Kirkheaton, 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.

Chesterfield &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, " An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Chesterfield, to the Turnpike Road at Hernstone Lane Head; and also the Road branching from the said Road upon the East Moor through Baslow and Wardlow, to the Joining of the said Roads again near Wardlow Mires; and also the Road leading between the said Road and Branch, from Calver Bridge to Baslow Bridge; and also the Road from the Turnpike Road near Newhaven House, to the Turnpike Road near Grindleford Bridge, in the County of Derby."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Dewsbury to Ealand Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Dewsbury to Ealand, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Cobham Enclosure Bill;

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Mariners Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Supply of Mariners and Seamen to serve in His Majesty's Ships of War, and on board Merchant Ships, and other trading Ships and Vessels."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Madhouses Regulation Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, (intituled, "An Act for regulating Madhouses,") for a further Time therein limited:"

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Askwith Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, enclosing and improving certain Commons, Lands and Grounds, in the Township of Askwith, in the Parish of Weston, in the County of York; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Amsinck for a Naturalization Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Henry Amsinck, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for his Naturalization:

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

Bill presented.

The Earl of Galloway presented to the House, a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Henry Amsinck."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 8o Martii 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Manchester.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.

PRAYERS.

Jackson et al. against Monro:

After hearing Counsel as well on Friday last as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of John Jackson Esquire, Receiver General of all Droits and Perquisites of the Admiralty of Great Britain; George Gostling junior, Esquire, His Majesty's Procurator General in His Office of Admiralty, and Patrick Colquhoun Esquire, Merchant in Glasgow; complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Judge of the High Court of Admiralty in Scotland, of the 6th of August and 9th of December 1777, and 20th of January 1778; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary of the Court of Session there, of the 18th of December 1778; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellants might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;" as also upon the Answer of John Monro Esquire, Procurator Fiscal of the High Court of Admiralty of Scotland, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors Reversed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said several Interlocutors complained of in the said Appeal, be, and the same are hereby Reversed.

Lepton Enclosure Bill.

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

Knight Thorpe Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures and Commonable Places, in the Lordships or Liberties of Knight Thorpe and Thorpe Acre, in the County of Leicester," was committed.

Admiral Byron's Instructions delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Jackson from the Admiralty Office, attended;"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Address to His Majesty of the 19th of February last, for that Purpose,

Instructions sent to Admiral Byron, so far as they relate to the Time of sailing in June last, and to the first Port to which he was destined."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Greenwich Hospital, Complaint aginst Lieutenant Stutteville ordered.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, "A Copy of the Complaint of the Council of Greenwich Hospital, to the Secretary of the Admiralty, against Lieutenant Stuttevelle; his Suspension thereupon, dated the 14th August 1771, and the Order to the Lieutenant Governor of the Hospital to take off the said Suspension, dated the 25th September 1771."

Witnesses to attend.

Ordered, That John Bertles, King Street, St. James's, do attend this House on Friday next, in order to his being examined as a Witness in relation to the Case of Greenwich Hospital."

Naval Courts Martial Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for amending, explaining and reducing into One Act of Parliament, the Laws relating to the Government of His Majesty's Ships, Vessels and Forces by Sea;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

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

Mutiny Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters:"

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 9o Martii 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Oxon.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses. Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Derby.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Foley.

PRAYERS.

Willingham Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Furze Leys, Stinted Common Pastures and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Willingham, in the County of Lincoln;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from Ashbyde-la-Zouch, in the County of Leicester, through Burton upon Trent, in the County of Stafford, and to the Cock Inn in Tutbury, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

House et al. to take the Name of Newell, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable William House the Younger, and others therein described, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Newell, pursuant to the Will of William Newell Esquire, deceased;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Market Harborough Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Market Harborough, in the County of Leicester, through the Town of Lutterworth, in the said County, to the City of Coventry;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

West Stower Allotment Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for extinguishing the Cattle Gates or Leas, upon certain Stinted Pastures, within the Parish of West Stower, in the County of Dorset; and for allotting Lands in Exchange for Part of the Glebe Lands, and for the said Cattle Gates or Leas belonging to the Impropriator of the said Parish;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

White Sheet Hill, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, " An Act for continuing the Term, and varying the Powers of Two Acts, made in the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-ninth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the Top of White Sheet Hill, in the Parish of Donhead Saint Andrew, in the County of Wilts, and several other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Dorset, Somerset and Wilts;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Gray against Douglas & Co.

A Petition of Alexander Gray, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Messieurs Douglas, Heron and Company, are Respondents, was presented and read; setting forth, " That this Appeal was only entered on the 15th Day of February last, and before the Four Weeks allowed for answering, the same was set down for hearing: That the Appellant is using his best Endeavours to get the Extract or exemplisied Copy of the Proceedings, compleated and transmitted along with the Exhibits, but finds the same cannot be done between and the Day the Cause now stands for: That the Judgement appealed from, was only pronounced by the Court of Session in January last; the Appellant however, expects, notwithstanding the Multiplicity of Business in the Clerks Office in the End of their Term, to be able to transmit the Decree and Exhibits, and be ready in Three Weeks;" and therefore praying, " Their Lordships will be pleased to put off the Hearing of this Cause, till after all the Causes already appointed."

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

And being withdrawn;

Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off till after all the Causes already appointed, as desired.

Sewers Bill:

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, " An Act to explain and amend the Laws now in being, relating to Sewers;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Tuesday the 16th of this Instant March; and that Counsel be then heard for and against the same.

King's Consent signified.

The Lord Viscount Weymouth 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."

Cornish et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Samuel Cornish, Thomas Parry and James King Esquires, (the Executors and Residuary Legatees in Trust, named in the last Will and Testament of Sir Samuel Cornish Baronet, deceased), and also of Margaret Pitchford Spinster, (the said Samuel Cornish and Margaret Pitchford, being likewife Two of the Devisees in Succession of the Estates of the said Sir Samuel Cornish deceased); praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Justice Gould, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

E. Shrewsbury and Gilbert's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of George Earl of Shrewsbury and Thomas Gilbert of Cotton, in the County of Stafford, Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, and Mr. Justice Gould, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Sealy's Divorce Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale presented to the House (pursuant to an Order of Leave on the 3d of this Instant March) a Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Henry Sealy with Ann Woodroffe 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 Wednesday the 24th of this Instant March, and that Notice thereof be affixed on the Doors of this House, and the Lords summoned; and that the said Henry Sealy 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 Woodroffe 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.

Willson's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act for vesting certain Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Hertford and Bucks (the Settled Estates of Jane Willson, the Wife of George Willson Esquire) in Trustees to be sold or exchanged; and for laying out the Money to arise thereby, in the Purchase of other Lands, Tenements or Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Edwards's Exemplification Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act for making the Exemplification of the last Will and Testament of Mary Edwards deceased, Evidence in all the Courts of Law and Equity in Great Britain and Ireland,"

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. Pechell and Mr. Eames:

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

Lepton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, " An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Township of Lepton, in the Parish of Kirkheaton, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Knight Thorpe, &c. Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures and Commonable Places, in the Lordships or Liberties of Knight Thorpe and Thorpe Acre, in the County of Leicester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Scotch Ministers Families Relief Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, " An Act for the better raising and securing a Fund for a Provision for the Widows and Children of the Ministers of the Church of Scotland, and of the Heads, Principals and Masters in the Universities of Saint Andrews, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen; and for repealing Two Acts made in the Seventeenth and Twenty-second Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for those Purposes," be read a Third Time on Monday next.

Greenwich Hospital, Papers relative to, delivered.

The House being informed, " That Mr. Jackson from the Admiralty Office, attended;"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Order of Yesterday, for that Purpose,

No. 1. "Copy of the Complaint of the Council of Greenwich Hospital, to the Secretary of the Admiralty, against Lieutenant Stuttevelle, dated 13th August 1771."

2. Also, "Copy of an Order from the Lords of the Admiralty to William Boys Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Greenwich Hospital, dated the 14th of August 1771, for suspending Lieutenant Stuttevelle, one of the Lieutenants of the said Hospital."

3. And also, " Copy of an Order from the Lords of the Admiralty to William Boys Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of Greenwich Hospital, dated the 25th of September 1771, for taking off the Suspension upon Lieutenant Stuttevelle, one of the Lieutenants of the said Hospital."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Broom Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Broom, in the County of Stafford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time;

Askwith Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act for dividing, enclosing and improving certain Commons, Lands and Grounds, in the Township of Askwith, in the Parish of Weston, in the County of York; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Richmond.
D. Bolton.
D. Devonshire.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
M. Rockingham.
E. Derby.
E. Denbigh.
E. Sandwich.
E. Carlisle.
E. Coventry.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Loudoun.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Dunmore.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Ferrers.
E. Tankerville.
E. Effingham.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Ilchester.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Bathurst.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Townshend.
V. Weymouth.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. St.Davids.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Abergavenny.
L. De Ferrars.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Onslow.
L. Edgcumbe.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Pelham.
L. Vernon.
L. Camden.
L. Digby.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Foley.

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

Naval Courts Martial Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for amending, explaining and reducing into One Act of Parliament, the Laws relating to the Government of His Majesty's Ships, Vessels and Forces by Sea;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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."

Captain Baillie & Letters ordered.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, "A Copy of Captain Baillie's Letter of the 14th August 1775, to Mr. Stephens."

Also, " A Copy of Captain Baillie's Letter of 28th August 1775, to Mr. Stephens, enclosing a Minute of the Council."

Also, " A Copy of Captain Baillie's Letters to the Committee of Enquiry of the 17th and 18th of April 1778."

And also, " A Copy of Captain Baillie's Letter to the General Court, on the 12th of August 1778."

Motion for Captain Baillie's Letters E. Sandwich, negatived.

It was moved, " That the proper Officer do lay before this House, " A Copy of Captain Baillie's Letter to Lord Sandwich, of the 12th June 1775, enclosing Copies of Information upon Oath concerning the Malpractices of the contracting Butcher."

Which being objected to;

After short Debate,

The Question was put thereupon ?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then it was moved, " That the proper Officer do lay before this House, " A Copy of Captain Baillie's Letters to Lord Sandwich, complaining on the 24th April 1777, of the ill Behaviour of the Steward and Clerk of the Cheque."

Which being objected to;

After short Debate,

The Question was put thereupon ?

It was resolved in the Negative.

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

Motion for Committee to consider of rendering the House more commodious, negatived.

It was moved, " That a Committee be appointed to consider in what Manner the House may be rendered more commodious, at such Times as the Doors are open."

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon ?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Mutiny Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, " An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

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."

Dumergue for a Divorce Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of Charles François Dumergue of the Parish of Saint George Hanover Square, in the County of Middlesex, Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill to dissolve his Marriage with Ann Catherine his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again:

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

Beaconsfield Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of Three Acts, passed in the Seventh Year of the Reign of King George the First, and in the Fifteenth and Twenty-fourth Years of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing the Road from Wendover to the Town of Buckingham, and other Roads in the County of Buckingham, so far as the same relate to the Road from the West End of the Town of Beaconsfield, to within Half a Mile of the River Colne, near Uxbridge, in the County of Middlesex."

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.

Edwards's Divorce Bill rejected.

The Order of the Day being read for the further Hearing of Counsel and Witnesses upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Thomas Edwards Esquire, with Judith Edwards his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and for the Lords to be summoned;

Counsel were accordingly called in: and Mr. Griffyth Pryce was heard for Mrs. Edwards against the said Bill.

Then a Bond, dated the 10th of December 1778, signed by Mr. Edwards, the due Execution of which was proved by Mr. Froggatt on Tuesday last, was read; by which Bond it appeared, " That Mrs. Edwards had conditioned on her Part, that she, and all those who now are or hereafter may become concerned for her, in her Defence to the said Thomas Edwards's obtaining a Divorce, will not give any unnecessary Delay in the Proceedings thereof, but in all Things conform herself and themselves so as to bring the said Suit and Proceedings to as speedy an Issue as possible; yet nevertheless not so as to injure or weaken any real Defence that the said Judith may be able to make to the said Proceedings, or the said Thomas Edwards's obtaining his said Divorce."

Then Mr. Mansfield was heard to observe upon the said Bond.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Moved, " That the said Bill be rejected."

The same was agreed to.

Ordered, That the said Bill be rejected.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 10o Martii 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Northumberland.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.

PRAYERS.

Crawfurd against Lockhart et al.

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the Petition and Appeal of Robina Crawfurd, otherwise Pollock, the Wife of Sir Hew Crawfurd, of Jordanhill, Baronet, and of the said Sir Hew Crawfurd for his Interest; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 28th of January 1778; and praying, " That the same might be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellants might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;" as also upon the Answer of Mary Lockhart, Thomas Miller, James Lockhart, Allan Lockhart, John Russell the elder, John Russell the younger, David Russell, Robert Sinclair, Ann Hamilton, Ann Isabell and Maria Teresa Lockhart, Mathew Morthland, the Chancellor, Principal, and Professors of the University of Glasgow, George Earl of Aberdeen, Robina Alston, James Bernie, Brisbane and William Muirhead, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutor Affirmed.

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

Askwith Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Rosebery reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, " An Act for dividing, enclosing and improving certain Commons, Lands and Grounds, in the Township of Askwith, in the Parish of Weston, in the County of York; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," was committed: " That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Maidenhead, &c. Road Bill.

The Earl of Rosebery also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, " An Act for widening and repairing a Lane, called Pitt's or Sheppard's Lane, leading from the Market House in the Town of Maidenhead, in the County of Berks, towards Cookham in the said County; and for turning the Course of the present Road leading from Ray Mills and Cookham, to the Turnpike Road near Maidenhead aforesaid," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Alemouth, &c. Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Algernon Percy, 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 from Alemouth, through the Town of Alnwick, to Rothbury, and from thence to the Town of Hexham; and also the Road leading out of the aforesaid Road between Alnwick and Rothbury to Jockey's Dike Bridge, in the County of Northumberland;" and for making more effectual Provision for the Repair of the said Roads;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wigan to Preston Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Henry Hoghton, and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing, widening and amending the Roads from Wigan to Preston, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and for repealing several Acts made in the Thirteenth Year of King George the First, and the Fourth and Twenty-third Years of His late Majesty, relating to the said Roads;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Raincock et al. to take the Name of Fleming, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, " An Act to enable John Raincock, and others therein described, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Fleming, pursuant to the Will of Fletcher Fleming, deceased;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bath Hospital Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, " An Act more effectually to enable the President and Governors of the Hospital or Infirmary at Bath, established by an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, " An Act for establishing and well-governing an Hospital or Infirmary in the City of Bath," to take or acquire, and hold any Lands, Tenements or Hereditaments, or any Interest in Lands, Tenements or Hereditaments, and any Money or Personal Property, to be laid out in Lands, Tenements or Hereditaments, pursuant to any Will or otherwise, to the Amount limited in the said Act;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

D. Newcastland Countess of Lincoln Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the most Noble Henry Duke of Newcastle and the Right Honourable Frances Countess Dowager of Lincoln, as Guardian for and on Behalf of the Right Honourable Henry Pelham Clinton (commonly called) Earl of Lincoln, her Infant Son; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Justice Blackstone, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

D. Norfolk and D. Newcastle's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the most Noble Charles Duke of Norfolk and the most Noble Henry Duke of Newcastle; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Justice Blackstone, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Naval Courts Martial Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, " An Act for amending, explaining, and reducing into One Act of Parliament, the Laws relating to the Government of His Majesty's Ships, Vessels and Forces by Sea."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Mutiny Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled " An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

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. Eames and Mr. Anguish:

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

Dunslev, &c. Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, " An Act for dividing, enclosing and allotting, certain Commons or Parcels of Waste Lands, called Dunsley and Haffcott Commons, within the Manor and Parish of Kinver, otherwise Kinfare, in the County of Stafford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Market Harborough Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Market Harborough, in the County of Leicester, through the Town of Lutterworth in the said County, to the City of Coventry."

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

D. Northumberland.
E. Denbigh.
E. Sandwich.
E. Abercorn.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Radnor.
E. Bathurst.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Mansfield.
V. Falmouth.
L. Bp. Bath and Wells.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. De Ferrars.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Onslow.
L. Edgcumbe.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Camden.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.

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

Greenwich Hospital, Papers relativ to, delivered.

The House being informed, " That Mr. Jackson from the Admiralty Office, attended;"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Order of the 3d of this instant March for that Purpose,

"Copy of the Minutes of the Proceedings of the Board of Admiralty on the Suspension of Captain Baillie, the Lieutenant Governor."

Also, "Copy of the Minutes of the Proceedings of the Board of Admiralty on the Removal of Captain Baillie, the Lieutenant Governor."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Amsinck takes the Oaths for Naturalization.

Henry Amsinck took the Oaths appointed in order to his Naturalization.

Annuities and Lottery Bill.

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

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

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Willingham Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Furze Leys, Stinted Common Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Willingham, in the County of Lincoln."

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

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

Bromfeild's Divorce Bill.

The Lord Brownlow presented to the House (pursuant to an Order of Leave on the 3d of this instant March) a Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Charles Bromfeild with Ann Broom 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 Thursday, the 25th Day of this instant March, and that Notice thereof be affixed on the Doors of this House, and the Lords summoned; and that the said Charles Bromfeild 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 Broom 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.

Broom Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Broom, in the County of Stafford."

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.

House et al. to take the Name of Newell, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable William House the younger, and others therein described, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Newell, pursuant to the Will of William Newell Esquire, deceased."

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

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

Scotch Ministers Families Relief Bill.

Moved, "That the Order of Yesterday for the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better raising and securing a Fund for a Provision for the Widows and Children of the Ministers of the Church of Scotland, and of the Heads, Principals, and Masters in the Universities of Saint Andrews, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen; and for repealing Two Acts, made in the Seventeenth and Twenty-second Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for those Purposes," to be read a Third Time on Monday next, might be read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better raising and securing a Fund for a Provision for the Widows and Children of the Ministers of the Church of Scotland, and of the Heads, Principals, and Masters in the Universities of Saint Andrews, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen; and for repealing Two Acts, made in the Seventeenth and Twenty-second Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for those Purposes."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Amsinck's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Henry Amsinck."

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

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

Ashby-de-la-Zouch, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from Ashby-de-la-Zouch, in the County of Leicester, through Burton upon Trent, in the County of Stafford, and to the Cock Inn in Tutbury, in the said County."

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

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

St. Clair against Magistrates, &c. of Dysart.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Colonel James St. Clair of St. Clair; complaining of certain Parts of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 12th of November and 3d of July 1778; and also of certain Parts of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 11th of February and 3d of March 1779; and praying, "That the same, in so far as they are complained of, may be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that the Magistrates and Town Council of the Borough of Dysart, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Magistrates and Town Council of the Borough of Dysart, 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 8th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any of their Counsel or Agents, in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Adjourn.

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