House of Lords Journal Volume 35
March 1779 11-15

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 35: March 1779 11-15', Journal of the House of Lords volume 35: 1776-1779 (1767-1830), pp. 622-632. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116633 Date accessed: 20 September 2014.


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March 1779 11-15

DIE Jovis, 11o Martii 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Montagu.
March. Lothian.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Derby.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Gainsborough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
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 Sussex.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Darlington.
Comes De Lawarr.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Hillsborough.
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. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Foley.

PRAYERS.

Broom Enclosure Bill.

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

Market Harborough Road Bill.

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

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

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing 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," was committed.

Beaconsfield Road Bill.

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

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

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

Annuities and Lottery Bill.

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

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

Greenwich Hospital, Papers relative to, delivered.

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

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 3d of this instant March for that Purpose,

"A State of the several Claims of Greenwich 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."

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Mr. Ibbetson also delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Order of Tuesday last for that purpose,

Copy of Captain Baillie's Letter to the Committee of Enquiry, 18th April 1778.

Also, "Copy of Captain Baillie's Letter to the General Court, 12th August 1778."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Askwith Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Maidenhead, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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.

Cosford and Polsted Poor Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor of the several Parishes within the Hundred of Cosford (except the Parish of Hadleigh) and also of the Parish of Polsted, within the Hundred of Babergh, in the County of Suffolk;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Bath Hospital Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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 Hos pital 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.

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Richmond.
D. Grafton.
D. Beaufort.
D. Bolton.
D. Devonshire.
D. Queensberry.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Chandos.
D. Dorset.
D. Northumberland.
D. Montagu.
M. Lothian.
M. Rockingham.
Ld. Steward.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Derby.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Pembroke.
E. Exeter.
E. Denbigh.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Sandwich.
E. Carlisle.
E. Berkeley.
E. Gainsborough.
E. Coventry.
E. Jersey.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Eglintoun.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Loudoun.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Dunmore.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Ferrers.
E. Strafford.
E. Tankerville.
E. Sussex.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Effingham.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Powis.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Darlington.
E. De Lawarr.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Bathurst.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Townshend.
V. Weymouth.
V. Stormont.
V. Bolingbroke.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Courtenay.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Le Despencer.
L. Abergavenny.
L. De Ferrars.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Onslow.
L. Cadogan.
L. Montfort.
L. Edgcumbe.
L. Sandys.
L. Fortescue.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Walpole.
L. Wycombe.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Pelham.
L. Beaulieu.
L. Vernon.
L. Ducie.
L. Camden.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Harrowby.
L. Foley.

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

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

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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.

Militia Pay Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and seventy-nine;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Wigan to Preston Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

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

Sir L. Dundas against Honeyman et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Sir Lawrence Dundas Baronet, is Appellant, and Patrick Honeyman, 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.

For more effectual Discouragement of Adultery Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Landaff presented to the House, a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Discouragement of the Crime of Adultery."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Greenwich Hospital, House in Committee thereon.

The Order of the Day being read for the Lords to be summoned upon an Enquiry into the Management of Greenwich Hospital:

It was moved, That the House be adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee thereupon; and that the several Papers laid before the House relating to Greenwich Hospital, be referred to the said Committee.

The same was agreed to, and Ordered accordingly.

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee thereupon; and the said Papers were referred to the said Committee.

After some Time, the House was resumed.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the Enquiry into the Management of Greenwich Hospital, be put off till To-morrow; and that the Lords be summoned.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 12o Martii 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Montagu.
March. Lothian.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Talbot Senescallus.
Comes Hertford Camerarius.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Gainsborough.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Egremont.
Comes De Lawarr.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Harrowby.

PRAYERS.

Wigan to Preston Road Bill.

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

Amsinck's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Henry Amsinck," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Oxdown Gate &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts, made in the Thirty second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from Oxdown Gate in Popham Lane, to the City of Winchester, and from the said City through Hursley to Chandler's Ford, and from Hursley aforesaid to the Turnpike Road at Romsey; and from the said Turnpike Road through Ringwood, in the County of Southampton, to Longham Bridge, and Winborne Minster, in the County of Dorset; and for amending and widening the Road from Ringwood Gate, in the said County of Southampton, to Woolsbridge, and from a Street called the Hundred at Romsey, through Chilworth, to the River at Swathling, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Flimwell Vent to Hastings Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road leading from Flimwell Vent, in the Parish of Ticehurst, in the County of Sussex, to the Town and Port of Hastings, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

North Level. Drainage Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Sampson Gideon, and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for charging the Lands within the North Level, Part of the Great Level of the Fens called Bedford Level, and divers Lands adjoining thereto in the Manor of Crowland, with further Taxes for a limited Time, for discharging the Debts incurred by the Commissioners under an Act of the Twenty-seventh Year of King George the Second; and for better supporting and preserving the Drainage of the said Lands;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Aven Dassett Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for allotting, dividing and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, and Common or Commonable Meadows, Pastures, Lands and Grounds, and Common or Waste Land, within the Parish of Aven Dassett, in the County of Warwick;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Greenwich Hospital, Papers relative to, delivered.

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Order of the 9th Day of this Instant March, for that Purpose,

Copy of Captain Baillie's Letter of 28th August 1775, to Mr. Stephens, enclosing,

"No. 1. Copy of a Minute of Council, dated 26th April 1765."

"No. 2. Copy of a Minute of Council, dated 11th August 1775."

"No. 3. Copy of a Minute of Council, dated 25th August 1775."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Accounts from the City of London delivered.

The House being informed, "That the Chamberlain of the City of London, attended;"

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

"An Account of the Surplus of the Fund for the Relief of the Orphans and other Creditors of the City of London, on the 5th Day of July 1778."

"An Account of Money received and paid by the Chamberlain of London, for repairing the Royal Exchange in the City of London, from the 28th of September 1777 exclusive, to the 28th of September 1778 inclusive."

"An Account of Money received and paid by the Chamberlain of London, for embanking Part of the North Side of the River Thames, within certain Limits, from the 28th of September 1777 exclusive, to the 28th of September 1778 inclusive."

"An Account of Money received and paid by the Chamberlain of London, for building and completing Blackfriars Bridge, from the 28th of September 1777 exclusive, to the 28th September 1778, inclusive."

"An Account of Money received and paid by the Chamberlain of London, for re-building the Gaol of Newgate in the City of London, from the 28th of September 1777 exclusive, to the 28th of September 1778 inclusive."

"An Account of Money received and paid by the Chamberlain of London, on Account of the Tolls upon London and Blackfriars Bridges, from the 28th Day of September 1777 exclusive, to the 26th Day of January 1778 inclusive."

"An Account of Money received and paid by the Chamberlain of London, for navigating upon the River Thames, &c. from the 29th Day of September 1777 exclusive, to the 29th Day of September 1778 inclusive."

"An Account of Money received and paid by the Chamberlain of London, for making, enlarging, amending and cleansing the Vaults, Drains, Sewers, &c. within the City of London and Liberties thereof, from the 28th of September 1777 exclusive, to the 28th September 1778 inclusive."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Greenwich Hospital, Captain Baillie's Memorial, &c. ordered.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, "A Copy of a Memorial presented by the Lieutenant Governor of Greenwich Hospital in December 1775, to the General Court, praying an Encrease of Coals, Candles and other Stores."

Also, "An Account of Coals, Candles and other Stores, issued to Captain Baillie, since he was appointed Lieutenant Governor, and of what Money has been paid to him in lieu thereof."

Annuities and Lottery Bill.

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Scarsdale reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time on Monday next; and the Lords summoned.

Greenwich Hospital, Accounts of Coals, Candles, &c. ordered.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, "An Account of Coals and Candles issued to the Governor of Greenwich Hospital since the Year 1775, and of Money paid to him in lieu thereof."

Also, "An Account of Coals and Candles issued to all the Officers in Greenwich Hospital since December 1775, and of Money issued to each of them in lieu thereof."

And also, "A Copy of all Memorials of Officers of Greenwich Hospital in December 1775, praying an Encrease of their Allowance of Coals and Candles."

Beaconsfield Road Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Market Harborough Road Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Broom Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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.

Militia Pay Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and seventy-nine."

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

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

Dunsley, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Richmond.
D. Grafton.
D. Beaufort.
D. Bolton.
D. Queensberry.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Chandos.
D. Dorset.
D. Northumberland.
D. Montagu.
M. Lothian.
M. Rockingham.
Ld. Steward.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Pembroke.
E. Exeter.
E. Denbigh.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Sandwich.
E. Essex.
E. Carlisle.
E. Berkeley.
E. Abingdon.
E. Gainsborough.
E. Jersey.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Eglintoun.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Loudoun.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Dunmore.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Ferrers.
E. Tankerville.
E. Aylesford.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Effingham.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Egremont.
E. De Lawarr.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Bathurst.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Townshend.
V. Weymouth.
V. Stormont.
V. Bolingbroke.
V. Falmouth.
V. Courtenay.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Hampden.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Le Despencer.
L. Abergavenny.
L. Audley.
L. De Ferrars.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Paget.
L. Craven.
L. Onslow.
L. Cadogan.
L. Montfort.
L. Fortescue.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Walpole.
L. Wycombe.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Pelham.
L. Vernon.
L. Ducie.
L. Camden.
L. Digby.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Rivers.
L. Harrowby.

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

Greenwich Hospital, Treasurer's Letters ordered.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, "Copies of all such Letters or Papers addressed to the Admiralty by the Treasurer of Greenwich Hospital, touching several Abuses and Neglects in the said Hospital."

Greenwich Hospital Enquiry proceeded in:

The Order of the Day being read for taking into further Consideration the Enquiry into the Management of Greenwich Hospital; and for the Lords to be summoned; and for the Attendance of several Persons:

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Scarsdale reported from the Committee, That they had made a Progress in the Enquiry into the Management of Greenwich Hospital.

Ordered, That Mr. Thomas Sibthorpe do attend this House on Monday next, in order to his being examined as a Witness in relation to the Case of Greenwich Hospital.

Message to H. C. for Mr. Eden to attend.

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

Ordered, That the Lords be summoned to attend this House on Monday next, to take into further Consideration the Enquiry into the Management of Greenwich Hospital; and that the several Witnesses who were ordered to attend this Day, do then attend.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Thomas Short, Optician in London, is Appellant, and Doctor Donald Munro and others, are Respondents, which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to Wednesday next; and that the Cause wherein Douglas Duke of Hamilton, &c. is Appellant, and Archibald Douglas, of Douglas, Esquire, is Respondent, which stands for Wednesday next, be put off to Friday next; and that the rest of the Causes, on Cause Days, be removed in Course.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 15o Martii 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Exon.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Montagu.
March. Lothian.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Derby.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Gainsborough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Foley.

PRAYERS.

Commons Answer relative to Mr. Eden.

The Messengers sent to the House of Commons, "To desire that they would give Leave to William Eden Esquire, a Member of that House, to attend this House, in order to his being examined in relation to the Management of Greenwich Hospital," acquainted the House, "That they had delivered their Lordships Message, and that the Commons will send an Answer by Messengers of their own."

Annuities and Lottery Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by way of Annuities; and for establishing a Lottery;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

It was moved, "That the Third Reading of the said Bill be put off to Monday next."

Which being objected to;

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wigan to Preston Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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. Montagu and Mr. Leeds:

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

Mr. Eden Leave to attend.

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

To acquaint this House, "That they do give Leave to William Eden 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, as is desired, if he thinks fit."

Badby Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Mayseyhampton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and all other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Mayseyhampton, in the County of Gloucester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Little Sheffield, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Little Sheffield, in the County of York, through the Towns of Hathersage, Hope and Castleton, to Sparrow Pit Gate, in the County of Derby; and from the Guide Post near Barber's Fields Cupola, through Grindleford Bridge, Great Hucklow, Tidswell, Hardgate Wall and Fairfield, to Buxton, in the County of Derby;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Carlisle, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from the City of Carlisle to the Town of Penrith, in the County of Cumberland; and from the said Town of Penrith to Eamont Bridge, which divides the Counties of Cumberland and Westmorland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Message from H. C. to return L. Monson's Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing an Exchange agreed upon between the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lincoln, and the Right Honourable John Lord Monson, of certain Lands and Hereditaments in the County of Lincoln;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Parish Poor Children Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for the keeping of regular, uniform, and annual Registers of all Parish Poor Infants, under a certain Age, within the Bills of Mortality; and also an Act made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for the better regulating of the Parish Poor Children of the several Parishes therein mentioned, within the Bills of Mortality; and to extend the same to the Parish of Saint Pancras, in the County of Middlesex;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

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

Greenwich Hospital, Papers relative to, delivered:

He was called in; and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Order of the 12th of this instant March for that Purpose,

"Copies of Letters or Papers addressed to the Admiralty by the Treasurer of Greenwich Hospital, touching several Abuses and Neglects in the said Hospital;" together with a List thereof; which was read by the Clerk as follows; (videlicet)

No. 1. The Treasurer's Letter to Mr. Stephens, dated 17th December 1777.

No. 2. Another Letter from Ditto to Ditto, dated 18th December 1777.

"No. 3. Another Letter from Ditto to Ditto, dated 29th December 1778."

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

Witnesses to attend.

Ordered, That Thomas Henry, James Huggins, Nathaniel Hopkins, William Putnam, John Brown, Mary Townshend, and John White, all of Greenwich Hospital, do attend this House on Wednesday next, in order to their being examined as Witnesses, in relation to the Case of Greenwich Hospital.

Dunsley, &c. Enclosure Bill.

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

L. Carmarthen for a Divorce Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of Francis Osborne Baron Osborne, commonly called Marquis of Carmarthen; praying Leave to bring in a Bill to dissolve his Marriage with the Right Honourable Lady Amelia D'Arcy, 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.

Oxdown Gate, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts, made the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from Oxdown Gate in Popham Lane, to the City of Winchester, and from the said City through Hursley to Chandler's Ford, and from Hursley aforesaid, to the Turnpike Road at Romsey; and from the said Turnpike Road through Ringwood, in the County of Southampton, to Longham Bridge and Winborne Minster, in the County of Dorset; and for amending and widening the Road from Ringwood Gate, in the said County of Southampton, to Woolsbridge, and from a Street called The Hundred, at Romsey, through Chilworth, to the River at Swathling, in the said County."

Flimwell Vent to Hastings, Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road leading from Flimwell Vent, in the Parish of Ticehurst, in the County of Sussex, to the Town and Port of Hastings, in the said County."

North Level Drainage Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for charging the Lands within the North Level, Part of the Great Level of the Fens called Bedford Level, and divers Lands adjoining thereto, in the Manor of Crowland, with further Taxes for a limited Time, for discharging the Debts incurred by the Commissioners under an Act of the Twenty-seventh Year of King George the Second; and for better supporting and preserving the Drainage of the said Lands."

Aven Dassett Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allotting, dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and Common or Commonable Meadows, Pastures, Lands and Grounds, and Common or Waste Land, within the Parish of Aven Dassett, in the County of Warwick."

Alemouth. &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 22 vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road 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 Jocky's Dike Bridge, in the County of Northumberland;" and for making more effectual Provision for the Repair of the said Roads."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Richmond.
D. Grafton.
D. Beaufort.
D. Bolton.
D. Queensberry.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Chandos.
D. Dorset.
D. Northumberland.
D. Montagu.
M. Lothian.
M. Rockingham.
L. Chamberlain.
E. Derby.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Pembroke.
E. Exeter.
E. Denbigh.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Sandwich.
E. Essex.
E. Carlisle.
E. Berkeley.
E. Abingdon.
E. Gainsborough.
E. Coventry.
E. Jersey.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Loudoun.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Dunmore.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Aylesford.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Effingham.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Harcourt.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Bathurst.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Townshend.
V. Weymouth.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Le Despencer.
L. Abergavenny.
L. De Ferrars.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Paget.
L. Craven.
L. Onslow.
L. Cadogan.
L. Godolphin.
L. Montfort.
L. Edgcumbe.
L. Sandys.
L. Fortescue.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Lyttelton.
L. Wycombe.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Pelham.
L. Ducie.
L. Camden.
L. Digby.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Rivers.
L. Harrowby.
L. Foley.

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.

Wells Town Hall, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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.

Amsinck's Naturalization Bill:

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

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

White Sheet Hill, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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 Andrews, in the County of Wilts, and several other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Dorset, Somerset and Wilts."

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

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

West Stower Allotment Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for extinguishing the Cattle Gates or Leans 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."

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.

York Buildings Company against Ferguson.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of the Governor and Company of Undertakers, for raising the Thames Water in York Buildings, and their Creditors; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 3d of this Instant March; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, and the Interlocutor of the 1st of July 1778, affirmed, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that James Ferguson; of Pitfour, Esquire, Advocate, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said James Ferguson Esquire, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 12th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of his Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Discouragement of Adultery Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Discouragement of the Crime of Adultery," be read a Second Time on Thursday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Lowry et al. against Nightingale et al.

Upon reading the Petition of John Nightingale, and others, Defendants in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Edward Lowry the Elder, and others, are Plaintiffs, setting forth, "That the Plaintiffs have not assigned Errors within the Time limited by their Lordships Standing Order;" and therefore praying, That the said Writ of Error may be Non-pros'd with such Costs, as to their Lordships shall seem meet:

Writ of Error Non-pros'd with Costs.

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

Bradleys against Martin:

Upon reading the Petition of George Martin Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Stephen Bradley and Peter Bean Bradley are Plaintiffs; setting forth, "That the Plaintiffs have not assigned Errors within the Time limited by their Lordships Standing Order;" and therefore praying, "That the said Writ of Error may be Non-pros'd with such Costs, as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

Writ of Error Non-pros'd with Costs.

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

Donaldsonet et. al. against Freame:

Upon reading the Petition of Henry Freame Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein John Donaldson, and others, are Plaintiffs; setting forth, "That the Plaintiffs have not assigned Errors within the Time limited by their Lordships Standing Order;" and therefore praying, "That the said Writ of Error may be Non-pros'd with such Costs, as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

Writ of Error Non pros'd with Costs.

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

Militia Pay Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and seventy-nine:"

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

Greenwich Hospital Enquiry proceeded on:

The Order of the Day being read for taking into further Consideration the Enquiry into the Management of Greenwich Hospital; and for the Lords to be summoned; and for the Attendance of several Persons;

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Scarsdale reported from the Committee, That they had made a Progress in the Enquiry into the Management of Greenwich Hospital.

Ordered, That the Lords be summoned to attend this House on Wednesday next, to take into further Consideration the Enquiry into the Management of Greenwich Hospital; and that the several Witnesses who were ordered to attend this Day, do then attend.

Commissions ordered.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, "Copies of all His Majesty's Commissions for the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, except that of the 28th of May 1763."

Adjourn.

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