House of Lords Journal Volume 35
March 1779 16-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 35: March 1779 16-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 35: 1776-1779 (1767-1830), pp. 633-649. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116634 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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March 1779 16-20

DIE Martis, 16o Martii 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S
Dux Bolton.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.

PRAYERS.

Maxwell against Sir James Maxwell et al.

The Answer of Sir James Maxwell, and others, to the Appeal of Robert Maxwell Esquire, of Cargen, was this Day brought in.

Bills passed by Commission.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

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

Who being come, with their Speaker;

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

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

GEORGE R.

George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our Trusty and Well-beloved the Knights, Citizens and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs, of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting. Whereas, We have seen and perfectly understood, divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our Loving Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue; (that is to say), "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Way of Annuities; and for establishing a Lottery." "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters." "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." "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." "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." "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." "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor, within the several Hundred of Hartsmere, Hoxne and Thredling, in the County of Suffolk." "An Act for rendering more beneficial an Act made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for establishing Agreements made between Charles Brandling Esquire, and other Persons, Proprietors of Lands, for laying down a Waggon Way, in order for the better supplying the Town and Neighbourhood of Leeds, in the County of York, with Coals," by enabling the said Charles Brandling to supply annually a larger Quantity of Coals to and for the Use of the said Town and Neighbourhood; and for regulating the Prices of carrying Coals from the Repository at Casson Close." An Act for more effectually repairing the Road leading from Stratford upon Avon to Edghill, in the County of Warwick; and for repealing the several Laws now in force relating to the said Road." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Thirsk over Skipton Bridge, through Baldersby to Baldersby Gate, adjoining to Hutton Moor, in the Way to Ripon, and through Ainderby, Quernhow and Nosterfield, by Well Flashes Gate, to Masham, in the County of York; and likewise for removing the Toll House and Turnpike Gates at Busby Stobb, in the said County, to some other convenient Place in the Road leading from Borough Bridge, to the City of Durham." "An Act for enlarging the Term of an Act, made in the Twenty-eighth Year of King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from a certain Place in Bury, in the County of Huntingdon, through Warboys, Old Hurst, Saint Ives, Hilton, Eltisley, Waresley, Gamlingay and Potton, to a House called the Spread Eagle, in Stratton, within the several Counties of Huntingdon, Cambridge and Bedford." "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and amending several Roads leading from Upton, in the County of Worcester, and other Roads therein mentioned; and for amending the Road leading from the White Cross, in the Parish of Hanley Castle, in the said County, to the River Severn." An Act for continuing the Term, and altering the Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing, widening and rendering safe and commodious, several Roads leading from the Town of South Molton, in the County of Devon." "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from the Borough of Leicester, in the County of Leicester, to the Town of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, in the said County." "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." "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." 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." "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." "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." 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." "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." "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." "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows and Commonable Places, in the Parish of Barkby, in the County of Leicester." "An Act for confirming and establishing the Division and Allotment of the Common or Open Fields and Common Downs, within the Manor of Milston and Brigmerston, in the County of Wilts." "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Brattleby, in the County of Lincoln." An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures and Commonable Grounds of Croft, in the County of Leicester." "An Act for dividing and enclosing a Common Stinted Pasture, and a certain Moor or Common, within the Manor of West Witton, in the North Riding of the County of York." "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." "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." "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." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, within the Parish of Cobbam, in the County of Surrey." "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." "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." "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." "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Broom, in the County of Stafford." 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." "An Act to enable Nathaniel Lee Acton Esquire, and the Heirs Male of his Body, to take and use the Surname of Lee, before, and jointly with, the Surname of Acton, pursuant to the Will of Baptist Lee Esquire, deceased." "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." And albeit, the said Acts by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law, without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts: And forasmuch as for divers Causes and Considerations, We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person, in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects, the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same; and by the same, do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; Willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly in the Presence of you all, assented to the same: And We do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern; commanding also by these Presents Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Edward Lord Thurlow, Our Chancellor of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent, with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; and also commanding the Most Reverend Father in God, Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Frederick Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, Granville Earl Gower, President of Our Council; William Earl of Dartmouth, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our Right Trusty and Right Entirely-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton, Thomas Duke of Leeds, John Duke of Rutland, Hugh Duke of Northumberland, Master of Our Horse; Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, William Earl Talbot, Steward of Our Household; Francis Seymour Earl of Hertford, Chamberlain of Our Household; John Earl of Sandwich, First Commissioner of Our Admiralty; William Henry Earl of Rochford, Hugh Earl of Marchmont, John Earl of Ashburnham, Groom of Our Stole; Wills Earl of Hillsborough, William Earl of Mansfield, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, George Viscount Townshend, Thomas Viscount Weymouth, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; and Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Jeffery Lord Amherst, or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent, in Our Absence in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament, there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts, with such Terms and Words in Our Name as is requisite, and hath been accustomed for the same, and also to enrol these Our Letters Patent and the said Acts, in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf: And finally, We do declare and will, that after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament and Laws, to all Intents, Constructions and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing or Things, to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Sixteenth Day of March, in the Nineteenth Year of Our Reign.

By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

"Yorke."

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

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

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

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

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

"2. An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

3. 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."

"4. 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."

"5. An Act to continue an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, (intituled, "An Act for regulating Madhouse,") for a further Time therein limited."

"6. 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."

"7. An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor, within the several Hundreds of Hartsmere, Hoxne and Thredling, in the County of Suffolk."

"8. An Act for rendering more beneficial an Act made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for establish ing Agreements made between Charles Brandling Esquire, and other Persons, Proprietors of Lands, for laying down a Waggon Way, in order for the better supplying the Town and Neighbourhood of Leeds, in the County of York, with Coals," by enabling the said Charles Brandling to supply annually a larger Quantity of Coals to and for the Use of the said Town and Neighbourhood; and for regulating the Prices of carrying Coals from the Repository at Casson Close."

"9. An Act for more effectually repairing the Road leading from Stratford upon Avon to Edghill, in the County of Warwick; and for repealing the several Laws now in force, relating to the said Road."

10. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Thirsk over Skipton Bridge, through Baldersby to Baldersby Gate, adjoining to Hutton Moor, in the Way to Ripon, and through Ainderby, Quernhow and Nosterfield, by Well Flashes Gate to Masham, in the County of York; and likewise for removing the Toll House and Turnpike Gates at Busby Stobb, in the said County, to some other convenient Place in the Road leading from Borough Bridge, to the City of Durham."

11. An Act for enlarging the Term of an Act, made in the Twenty-eighth Year of King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from a certain Place in Bury, in the County of Huntingdon, through Warboys, Old Hurst, Saint Ives, Hilton, Eltisley, Waresley, Gamlingay and Potton, to a House called the Spread Eagle in Stratton, within the several Counties of Huntingdon, Cambridge and Bedford."

"12. An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and amending several Roads leading from Upton, in the County of Worcester, and other Roads therein mentioned; and for amending the Road leading from the White Cross in the Parish of Hanley Castle, in the said County, to the River Severn."

"13. An Act for continuing the Term, and altering the Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing, widening and rendering safe and commodious, several Roads leading from the Town of South Molton, in the County of Devon."

"14. An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from the Borough of Leicester, in the County of Leicester, to the Town of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, in the said County."

"15. 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."

"16. 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."

17. 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."

"18. 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."

"19. 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."

"20. 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 Asbby-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."

"21. 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."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"23. An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows and Commonable Places, in the Parish of Barkby, in the County of Leicester."

"24. An Act for confirming and establishing the Division and Allotment of the Common or Open Fields and Common Downs, within the Manor of Milston and Brigmerston, in the County of Wilts."

"25. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Brattleby, in the County of Lincoln."

"26. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures and Commonable Grounds of Croft, in the County of Leicester."

"27. An Act for dividing and enclosing a Common Stinted Pasture, and a certain Moor or Common, within the Manor of West Witton, in the North Riding of the County of York."

"28. 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."

"29. 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."

"30. 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."

"31. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, within the Parish of Cobham, in the County of Surrey."

"32. 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."

"33. 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."

"34. 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."

"35. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Broom, in the County of Stafford."

"36. 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."

"37. An Act to enable Nathaniel Lee Acton Esquire, and the Heirs Male of His Body, to take and use the Surname of Lee, before, and jointly with, the Surname of Acton, pursuant to the Will of Baptist Lee Esquire, deceased."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Scourfield's Bill.

The Duke of Portland reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Settled Estates of Henry Scourfield Esquire, situate in the County of Brecon, and for purchasing other Estates in the County of Pembroke, to be settled in lieu thereof, 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.

Willingham Enclosure Bill.

The Duke of Portland made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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," was committed.

West Stower Allotment Bill.

The Duke of Portland made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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," was committed.

White Sheet Hill, &c Road Bill.

The Duke of Portland also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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," 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."

Bath Hospital Bill.

The Duke of Portland made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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 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," was committed.

E. Shrewsbury et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of George Earl of Shrewsbury and Thomas Gilbert Esquire, 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 establishing an Exchange between George Earl of Shrewsbury and Thomas Gilbert Esquire, of divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Stafford; and for the other Purposes therein mentioned."

Greenwich Hospital Everist to attend.

Ordered, That the Attendance of Mr. Everist Tomorrow, in order to be examined as a Witness in relation to the Case of Greenwich Hospital, be put off to Thursday next.

Orme against Leslie:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of David Orme, Writer in Edinburgh, for himself, and as Trustee for other Creditors of the deceased Peter Leslie Grant, of Balquhain; complaining of Part of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 18th of July 1778, whereby the Third Deed under Challenge therein mentioned is reduced; and also of Two other Interlocutors of the said Lord Ordinary, of the 19th of December 1778 and 26th of January 1779; and of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there, of the 3d of March 1779, in so far as the said Lords sustain the Reasons of Reduction of the Restriction of the Tack Duty and Assignment of the Surplus over and above the Three thousand six hundred Pounds after the Death of John Leslie, the Pursuer's Father, and in so far as they sustain the Reasons of Reduction of the Deed of Restriction, dated, the 5th of August 1769, and of the Tack and Deed of Restriction, dated the 7th of September 1773, and of the Tack dated the 11th of September 1773; and praying, "That the same 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 proper; and that John Leslie of Balquhain, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Leslie may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 13th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon his known Agent or Counsel, in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Chalmer to enter into a Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That James Chalmer of Leicester Fields, in the County of Middlesex, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for David Orme, Writer in Edinburgh, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he living in Scotland:"

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

Sewell's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the 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;" which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Tuesday next, and the Lords summoned; and that the several Persons who were ordered to attend on that Day, do then attend.

Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on St. Clair's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Spottiswoode, of Northumberland Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Colonel James St. Clair, of St. Clair, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:"

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

Hogg against Hogg.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Robert Hogg, of Ramoir, is Appellant, and Mary Hogg, Widow, is Respondent:"

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.

Maxwell against Sir J. Maxwell, et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Robert Maxwell of Cargon, Esquire, is Appellant, and Sir James Maxwell, 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.

Aven Dassett Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a 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."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Bolton.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
E. Denbigh.
E. Essex.
E. Carlisle.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Ferrers.
E. Aylesford.
E. Sussex.
E. Effingham.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Bathurst.
V. Falmouth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Onslow.
L. Cadogan.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Walpole.
L. Wycombe.
L. Boston.
L. Camden.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.

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

Carlisle. &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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.

North Level Drainage Bill.

Hodie 2a 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."

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.

Oxdown Gate, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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 Thursday, the 25th of this instant March, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Badby Enclosure Bill.

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

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

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

Little Sheffield, &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-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."

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.

Dunsley, &c. Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Militia Pay Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and 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."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

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 hearing Counsel upon the Petition of several of the Commissioners of Sewers in Norfolk against the said Bill; as also for hearing Counsel for the Bill, if they think fit;

Counsel were accordingly called in: and Mr. Mansfield appearing as Counsel against the Bill, but no Counsel appearing for it;

Mr. Mansfield was heard to state his Objections to the Bill, and called Mr. Alderman Townshend, who, having been sworn, was examined, and acquainted the House, "That having Property in Norfolk, he had acted as a Commissioner of Sewers for Five or Six Years, and during that Time he had heard no Complaint of the former Laws for regulating Sewers; that the surveying of Lands by Juries directed by this Appeal, appears to him to be incomprehensible; that the County of Norfolk is quite satisfied with the present Mode of raising Rates; that once in Seven Years the Quantity of every Man's Land is entered; that the Regulations proposed by this Bill would throw the whole County in Confusion; that there are One thousand Persons there, who have Fifty Pounds per Annum in Lands, many of whom pay very little to the Sewers; that he first heard of the Bill last Year, and objected to it; and that the Gentlemen of Norfolk had desired him to prevent its passing."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Browne was called in, and being examined, acquainted the House, "That there are in the County of Norfolk Thirty or Forty thousand Acres of Marsh Land; that they have at present a particular Set of Sewer Laws, with which they are well satisfied; that the Commissioners of Sewers in that County, were unanimous in disapproving the present Bill, and directed him to write to the County Members to oppose it; that the former Bill had not the objectionable Clauses in it which are in this; that he knew nothing of this Bill being in Agitation till he was informed of it by Letter; that great Inconveniencies would arise from there being but Three Commissioners to make a Quorum, as for these Five Years past the Business has been such as to make Six necessary; that he had never considered this Bill, thinking that it was at an End last Year; that the Number of Commissioners present at a Meeting disapproving of this Bill was Six; that Mr. Townshend first sent him a Copy of this Bill; that there were Seven Commissioners present when the Petition against the Bill was signed; that there are in the Whole Two hundred and three Commissioners of Sewers for the County of Norfolk, but that the Time was so short he could not give Notice of this Meeting to many; that the Justices for the County hold a Session of Sewers the Day after the Quarter Sessions are ended; that the Property against the Bill is Four thousand Pounds per Annum; that Twenty-eight different Gentlemen have acted as Commissioners since the new Commission passed; and that there has been at different Meetings, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, and Eleven present at Times."

He was directed to withdraw.

The Counsel was directed to withdraw.

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Ordered, That the said Report be received on Thursday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 17o 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 Queensberry.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Montagu.
March. Lothian.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Derby.
Comes. Huntingdon.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
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 Ferrers.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
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.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Harrowby.

PRAYERS.

Alemouth, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act, made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road 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," 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."

Carlisle, &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 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," was committed.

Little Sheffield, &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-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," was committed.

Aven Dassett Enclosure Bill.

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

Badby Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the Parish and Liberties of Badby, in the County of Northampton," was committed.

Congratulatory Message to the Queen on the Birth of a Prince.

Ordered, That a Message be sent from this House to the Queen, "Humbly to congratulate Her Majesty on the Birth of a Prince, and upon Her Majesty's happy Recovery, in which we feel the deepest Interest and most tender Concern; and to assure Her Majesty, that while we regard with the utmost Satisfaction every Encrease of Her Majesty's domestic Felicity, we consider every Addition to the illustrious Family under which this Nation enjoys so many Blessings, as a farther Security to the Liberties and Happiness of a grateful People."

Ordered, That the said Message be presented to Her Majesty, by the Earl of Aylesford and the Lord Cadogan.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Thomas Short, is Appellant, and Donald Munro and others, are Respondents, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Friday next; and that the Cause which stands for Friday next be put off to Monday next; and that the rest of the Causes, on Cause Days, be removed in Course.

Stanton under Bardon Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Open Meadows, Common Pastures and Common or Waste Grounds, within the Township of Stanton under Bardon, in the Parish of Thornton, in the County of Leicester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Greenwich Hospital, Paper 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 12th of this instant March, for that Purpose,

"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."

Also, "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."

And 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 the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk;
Ordered, That the said Papers do lie on the Table.

Mr. Ibbetson then informed the House, "That the Paper called for by their Lordships on Friday last, being "A Copy of all Memorials of Officers of Greenwich Hospital in December 1775, praying an Encrease of their Allowance of Coals and Candles," was not to be found; and that in searching for it, he found that a Memorial from the Officers of Greenwich Hospital had been presented to the Directors of the said Hospital, dated the 13th of March 1776; a Copy of which he had brought with him, and was ready to deliver, if their Lordships should so please."

Ordered, That Mr. Ibbetson do deliver the said Copy. Whereupon,
Mr. Ibbetson delivered at the Bar,

"Copy of a Memorial from the Officers of Greenwich Hospital to the Directors of the said Hospital, dated 13th March 1776."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof, being read by the Clerk;

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

Securseld's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Settled Estates of Henry Scourfield Esquire, situate in the County of Brecon, and for purchasing other Estates in the County of Pembroke, to be settled in lieu thereof, to the same Uses."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

E. Shrewsbury's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing an Exchange between George Earl of Shrewsbury and Thomas Gilbert Esquire, of divers Lands and Hereditaments in the County of Stafford; and for the 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. Grafton.
D. Beaufort.
D. Bolton.
D. Queensberry.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Chandos.
D. Northumberland.
D. Montagu.
M. Lothian.
M. Rockingham.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Derby.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Pembroke.
E. Exeter.
E. Denbigh.
E. Stamford.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Sandwich.
E. Essex.
E. Carlisle.
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. Ferrers.
E. Tankerville.
E. Aylesford.
E. Sussex.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Effingham.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Powis.
E. Harcourt.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Bathurst.
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.
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. Oxford.
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. Montfort.
L. Edgcumbe.
L. Sandys.
L. Fortescue.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Wycombe.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
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 Thursday, the First Day of April next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Militia Pay Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

West Stower Allotment Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Willingham Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

White Sheet Hill, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a 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 Andrew, in the County of Wilts, and several other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Dorset, Somerset and Wilts."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bath Hospital Bill:

Hodie 3a 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 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."

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, 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.

Flimwell Vent to Hastings Road Bill.

Hodie 2a 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."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees afore-named:

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

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 the Lords be summoned to attend the House To-morrow, 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.

Discouragement of Adultery Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Discouragement of the Crime of Adultery," which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Tuesday the 30th of this instant March; and the Lords summoned.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 18o 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. 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 Queensberry.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Montagu.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Pombroke.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsca.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Gainsborough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Harrowby.

PRAYERS.

E. Abercorn against Wauchope.

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

North Level Drainage Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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 the Act of the Twenty-seventh Year of King George the Second; and for better supporting and preserving the Drainage of the said Lands," 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."

Flimwell Vent to Hastings 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 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," was committed.

Sewers Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for receiving the Report of the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend the Laws now in being relating to Sewers:"

Ordered, That the said Report be received on Tuesday, the 30th Day of this instant March.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein Doctor Stuart Threipland Physician, in Edinburgh, is Appellant, and John Walsh Esquire, and others, are Respondents, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Wednesday next; and that the Cause 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.

Cornish et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Samuel Cornish Esquire, 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 or near Puttenham, in the County of Surry, discharged from the Uses in the Will of Sir Samuel Cornish Baronet, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for purchasing other Estates in lieu thereof, to be settled to the same Uses."

Aven Dassett Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Alemouth, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act, made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, "for repairing and widening the Road 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."

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

It was resolvedin the Affirmative.

Carlisle, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Littlesheffield, &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-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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Badby Enclosure Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Cosford and Polsted Poor Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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. Queensberry.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Chandos.
D. Dorset.
D. Northumberland.
D. Montagu.
M. Rockingham.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Pembroke.
E. Exeter.
E. Denbigh.
E. Stamford.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Sandwich.
E. Essex.
E. Carlisle.
E. Berkeley.
E. Gainsborough.
E. Coventry.
E. Jersey.
E. Poulet.
E. Cassillis.
E. Galloway.
E. Loudoun.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Strafford.
E. Tankerville.
E. Aylesford.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Effingham.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Harcourt.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Townshend.
V. Weymouth.
V. Stormont.
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. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Le Despencer.
L. De Ferrars.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Paget.
L. Craven.
L. Cadogan.
L. Montfort.
L. Edgcumbe.
L. Sandys.
L. Fortescue.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Walpole.
L. Lyttelton.
L. Wycombe.
L. Scarsdale.
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 Tomorrow, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Longlands to enter into Recognizance on the York Buildings Company Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Thomas Longlands, of Brewer Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for the York Buildings Company, on Account of their Appeal depending in this House, they being a Corporation:"

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

Sellon for a Naturalization Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of John Sellon, praying that Leave may be given 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.

Bill read.

Accordingly, The Lord Scarsdale presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Sellon."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Cecil et Ux.Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Henry Cecil, of Hanbury Hall, in the County of Worcester, Esquire, and Emma his Wife; 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.

Wauchope against Sir A Hope and E. Abercorn.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Andrew Wauchope, of Niddry, Esquire, is Appellant, and Sir Archibald Hope and the Earl of Abercorn, et e contra, 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.

Dallas against Dallas:

Upon reading the Petition of Alexander Dallas, of North Newton, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, and of William Dallas, Wright in Edinburgh, Respondent thereto, et e contra; setting forth, "That in the present Session of Parliament, the Petitioner Alexander Dallas presented his Appeal to their Lordships from Parts of a certain Interlocutor of the Court of Session in Scotland, and thereupon the said William Dallas, the other Petitioner, presented his Cross Appeal from other Parts of the said Interlocutor; that the Petitioners having since come to an Agreement," they humbly pray their Lordships "to allow the said Appeal and Cross Appeal to be withdrawn:"

Appeals with drawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeals, as desired.

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 the Lords be summoned to attend the 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.

Countess of Egremont et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable Alicia Maria Countess of Egremont, as Testamentary Guardian, and for and on the Behalf of the Honourable Charles William Wyndham and the Honourable Frederick William Wyndham, her Two youngest Sons by the Right Honourable Charles Earl of Egremont, her late Husband, deceased, both Insants under the Age of Twenty-one Years; and of the Right Honourable George O'Brien now Earl of Egremont, the Honourable Percy Charles Wyndham, Second Son of the said Charles late Earl of Egremont, the most Honourable Charles Manners commonly called Marquis of Granby, and the Right Honourable Charlotte Countess Dowager of Aylesford; 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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 19o Martii 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

Orme against Leslie.

The Answer of John Leslie Esquire, of Balquhain, to the Appeal of David Orme, Writer in Edinburgh, was this Day brought in.

Short against Mums:

This Day being appointed for hearing Counsel upon the amended Petition and Appeal of Thomas Short, Optician, in London; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 20th of July and 20th of November 1770; and also of an Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 13th of February 1771; 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;"

Counsel were accordingly called in:

And the first Counsel for the Appellant having been heard, and it appearing to the House, That all the Persons interested were not made Parties to the said Appeal:

Appeal dismissed.

It is therefore Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and the same is hereby, dismissed this House.

Churchill etal. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Charles Churchill Esquire, and Lady Maria his Wife, in Behalf of themselves, and of Horatio Churchill and Sophia Churchill, their Two youngest Children, who are Infants; and also of Charles Churchill their eldest Son, and George Churchill and Henry Churchill, Two other of their younger Children; 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.

Expiring Laws Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws relating to the giving further Encouragement for the Importation of Naval Stores from the British Colonies in America; to the landing of Rum or Spirits of the British Sugar Plantations before Payment of the Duties of Excise; to the discontinuing the Duties payable upon the Importation of Tallow, Hogs Lard and Grease; to the regulating the Fees of Officers of the Customs, and Naval Officers in America; to the allowing the Exportation of certain Quantities of Wheat and other Articles, to His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America; and to the allowing a Drawback of the Duties on Rum shipped as Stores, to be consumed on board Merchant Ships on their Voyages;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Lottery Office Keepers Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for licensing and regulating Lottery Office Keepers;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Himbleton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures and all other Commonable Land, within the Manor and Parish of Himbleton, in the County of Worcester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Gander Lane, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Gander Lane, in the County of Derby, to Sheffield, in the West Riding of the County of York; and also the Road branching out of the said Road at or near Mosbrough Green, in the said County of Derby, to Clown, in the same County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Cropthorn Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open and Common Fields, and all other Commonable Lands, within and belonging to the Township of Cropthorn, in the Parish of Cropthorn, and County of Worcester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Grafton Flyford Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and all other Commonable Land, in the Parish of Grafton Flyford, in the County of Worcester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wells Road and Paving Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and amending Two Acts, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of His late Majesty, and the Fourth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Piper's Inn to Glastonbury, and several other Roads therein mentioned, in the County of Somerset; and for repairing the Road from Piper's Inn aforesaid, to Athelney Bridge; and also for paving, cleansing, and lighting the City or Borough of Wells, in the said County, and for removing and preventing Encroachments, Nuisances, and Annoyances therein;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Mercers Company Accounts delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Cawne from the Mercers Company, attended;"

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

The Accounts of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London, from the 10th of October 1777, to the 10th of October 1778, directed to be laid before each House of Parliament by Two Acts, one of the 21st Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for the Relief of the Annuitants of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London;" and the other of the 4th Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the Bond and other Creditors of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Graham et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Graham, of Balgowan, Esquire, James Maxton Esquire, of Cultoquhey, Curator dative to Captain Charles Grœme, late of the Royal American Regiment, and of John Grœme, One of the Clerks to His Majesty's Signet; 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.

Leslie against Orme.

Upon reading the Petition and Cross Appeal of John Leslie Esquire, of Balquhain; complaining of certain Parts of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 18th of July and 19th of December 1778; and also of certain Parts of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there, of the 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 David Orme, Writer in Edinburgh, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said David Orme may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday, the 16th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or his Agent, or any of his Counsel in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Orme against Leslie, et e con.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein David Orme, Writer, in Edinburgh, is Appellant, and John Leslie Esquire, of Balquhain, is Respondent, et e contra:"

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.

Rous et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Charles William Boughton Rous, of Rouslench, in the County of Worcester, Esquire, Thomas Wylde, of the City of Worcester, Esquire, and Thomas Sheldon, of Abberton, in the said County of Worcester, 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 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.

Mayseyhampton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

D. Chandos.
E. Denbigh.
E. Sandwich.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Bathurst.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Falmouth.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Cadogan.
L. Scarsdale.

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.

North Level Drainage Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Flimwell Vent to Hastings Road Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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, ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Pepys and Mr. Hett:

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

Cosford and Polsted Poor Bill.

The Earl of Dalhousie reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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," 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."

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

The Earl of Dalhousie also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto."

Which Amendment was read by the Clerk, as follows; (videlicet),

Pr. 2. L. 21. Leave out ("Eight") and insert ("Seven")

And the said Amendment being read a Second Time, was agreed to by the House.

Adjourn.

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