House of Lords Journal Volume 35
March 1779 25-31

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 35: March 1779 25-31', Journal of the House of Lords volume 35: 1776-1779 (1767-1830), pp. 659-678. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116636 Date accessed: 24 October 2014.


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March 1779 25-31

DIE Jovis, 25o Martii 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestrien.
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 Dorset.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Montagu.
March. Lothian.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Gainsborough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Hillsborough.
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. Abergavenny.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Harrowby.

PRAYERS.

Lottery Office Keepers Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for licensing and regulating Lottery Office Keepers."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Expiring Laws Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Himbleton Enclosure Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Cropthorn Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Gander Lane, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Grafton Flyford Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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 Six preceding Bills.

And Messages were, severally, 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.

Wells Town Hall, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with an Amendment to it.

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

To return the said Bill, and acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the same, with One Amendment, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Message from H. C. to return Amsin k's Naturalization Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "Act Act for naturalizing Henry Amsinck;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Huttoft Enclosure Bill:

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, enclosing and improving certain Open Fields, Ings, Meadows and Commons or Waste Lands, within the Parish of Huttoft, in the County of Lincoln;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Stanton under Bardon Enclosure Bill, King's Consent signified.

The Lord Viscount Weymouth acquainted the House, That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the 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, and County of Leicester," was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein, as they shall think fit."

Bridgewater Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term, and altering and varying the Powers of so much of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing several Roads leading to the Town of Bridgewater, in the County of Somerset, and other Roads therein mentioned, as relates to the Roads leading to the said Town."

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. Dorset.
D. Northumberland.
D. Montagu.
M. Lothian.
M. Rockingham.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Pembroke.
E. Exeter.
E. Denbigh.
E. Stamford.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Sandwich.
E. Essex.
E. Carlisle.
E. Abingdon.
E. Gainsborough.
E. Coventry.
E. Jersey.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Loudoun.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Dunmore.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Ferrers.
E. Aylesford.
E. Sussex.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Effingham.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Bathurst.
E. Hillsborough.
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. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Chester.
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. Montfort.
L. Sandys.
L. Fortescue.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Lyttelton.
L. Wycombe.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Pelham.
L. Ducie.
L. Camden.
L. Digby.
L. Amherst.
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.

Herberbury Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and Common or Commonable Meadows, Pastures, Lands and Grounds, and Waste Land, within the Parish of Herberbury otherwise Harbury, 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."

Winchester Road Bill.

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

Wells Road and Paving Bill.

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

Style's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Guardians of Sir Charles Style Baronet, an Infant, to grant Leases of his Freehold Estates in Middlesex, during his Minority; and to effectuate the other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the Second Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Cowes Corn Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allowing Corn, Grain and Flour imported into the Port of Cowes in the Isle of Wight, to be landed without Payment of the Duties, under the like Restrictions as Corn, Grain and Flour are allowed to be landed at the several Ports mentioned in an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act to regulate the Importation and Exportation of Corn."

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

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

Altcar, &c. Drainage Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for draining, improving and preserving the Low Lands in the Parishes of Altcar, Sefton, Halsall and Walton upon the Hill, in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

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.

Elton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Elton, in the County of Huntingdon."

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.

E. Shrewsbury's Estate Bill.

The House was moved, "That the Standing Order requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee to whom the Bill, 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," stands committed, may meet on the said Bill on an earlier Day than is appointed:"

It is Ordered, That the said Motion be taken into Consideration To-morrow, and the Lords summoned.

Sir E. Littleton et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Sir Edward Littleton Baronet, 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 enabling the Trustees named in the Will of Richard Persehowse, late of Reynold's Hall, in the County of Stafford, Esquire, deceased, to borrow and take up at Interest on Mortgage of the Freehold Estates late of the said Richard Persehowse, any Sum or Sums of Money not exceeding the Sum of Three thousand three hundred Pounds, to be applied in or towards the Purchase of the Copyhold Estates late of the said Richard Persehowse."

Ludlowfach, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, the Roads leading from Ludlowfach, in the County of Carmarthen, to the Town of Llandovery, and from thence through the Town of Llangadock, to the River Amman, and several other Roads in the said County communicating therewith;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Kidwelly, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from Kidwelly, in the County of Carmarthen; and also several Roads leading from Llandilo, in the said County, so far as relates to the Roads included in the Kidwelly District; and also for repairing, widening and keeping in Repair, several other Roads within the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Message from H. C. to return the Bill for Raincock et al. to take the Name of Fleming.

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

To return 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;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Leatherhead Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the Swan Inn at Leatherhead, to the Maypole at the Upper End of Spital or Somerset Street, in the Parish of Stoke near the Town of Guldeford, in the County of Surrey."

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

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

Sir H. Palliser's Court Martial, Proceedings on, ordered.

It was moved, "That Copies of all Proceedings relative to the intended Court Martial upon Vice Admiral Sir Hugh Palliser, be laid before this House."

Which being objected to,

It was moved, "That that Part of Captain Falkner's Evidence of what passed relating to a Letter of the 27th of July 1778, sent by Admiral Keppel to the Earl of Sandwich, when he gave it his Lordship, might be read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Then the Question was put upon the First Motion.

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered accordingly.

Lords summoned.

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

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 Persons who were ordered to attend this Day, do then attend.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 26o Martii 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Powis.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Harrowby.

PRAYERS.

D. Hamilton against Douglas.

After hearing Counsel, in Part, in the Cause wherein Douglas Duke of Hamilton and Brandon is Appellant, and Archibald Douglas of Douglas Esquire, is Respondent:

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

E. Shrewsbury's Estate Bill, Committee shortened.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Time of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee to whom the Bill, 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," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be dispensed with in this Case; and that the Committee may meet to consider the said Bill on Monday next.

Altcar, &c. Drainage Bill.

The Earl of Powis reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for draining, improving and preserving the Low Lands in the Parishes of Altcar, Sefton, Halsall and Walton upon the Hill, in the County Palatine of Lancaster," 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."

Elton Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Powis made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Elton, in the County of Huntingdon," was committed.

Bridgewater Roads Bill.

The Earl Poulet also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term, and altering and varying the Powers of so much of an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing several Roads leading to the Town of Bridgewater, in the County of Somerset, and other Roads therein mentioned, as relates to the Roads leading to the said Town," 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."

Kidwelly, &c. Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from Kidwelly, in the County of Carmarthen; and also several Roads leading from Llandilo in the said County, so far as relates to the Roads included in the Kidwelly District; and also for repairing, widening and keeping in Repair, several other Roads within the said County."

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

E. Exeter.
E. Denbigh.
E. Poulet.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Powis.
E. Bathurst.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Amherst.
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.

Ludlowfach, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, the Roads leading from Ludlowfach, in the County of Carmarthen, to the Town of Llandovery, and from thence through the Town of Llangadock, to the River Amman, and several other Roads in the said County communicating therewith."

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.

Charnaud takes the Oaths for his Naturalization.

James Charnaud took the Oaths appointed in Order to his Naturalization.

Customs and Excise Duties Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties upon the Produce of the several Duties under the Management of the respective Commissioners of the Customs and Excise in Great Britain;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Foreigners Ships, Importation of Goods in, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to permit, during the present Hostilities with France, certain Goods enumerated in the Act of Navigation, to be imported in British-built Ships sold to Foreigners; and for releasing Ships and Goods which have been seized in pursuance of the said Act;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

West Knighton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Open Common Arable Field, and also certain Commons and Waste Lands, within the Manor and Parish of West Knighton, in the County of Dorset;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

White Herring Fishery Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue and amend an Act made in the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of the White Herring Fishery;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Linen Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for further continuing and extending the Provisions of Two Acts, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for granting a Bounty on certain Species of British and Irish Linens exported, and taking off the Duties on the Importation of Foreign Raw Linen Yarns made of Flax; and for granting a Bounty on the Exportation of British chequed and striped Linens, and upon British and Irish Diapers, Huckabacks, Sheeting and other Linen of above a certain Breadth;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Fenwick Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common or Piece of Waste Ground within the Township of Fenwick, in the Parish of Campsal, in the West Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Buckland Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Cainham Enclosure Bill.

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

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

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

Cowes Corn Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for allowing Corn, Grain and Flour imported into the Port of Cowes, in the Isle of Wight, to be landed without Payment of the Duties, under the like Restrictions as Corn, Grain and Flour are allowed to be landed at the several Ports mentioned in an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act to regulate the Importation and Exportation of Corn."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Rons et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Charles William Boughton Rous of Rouslench, in the County of Worcester, 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 in Trustees the Timber and Wood growing upon the Estate late belonging to Thomas Rous Esquire, deceased, in the County of Worcester, in Trust, to fell the same, and apply the Monies arising therefrom towards discharging certain Incumbrances affecting the said Estate; and for the other Purposes therein mentioned."

Sir L. Dundas et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Sir Lawrence Dundas Baronet, and Dame Margaret his Wife, and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to authorize Sir Lawrence Dundas Baronet, with Consent of his Son Thomas Dundas Esquire, or the Survivor of them, to settle Lands and Hereditaments in Scotland, now belonging to the said Sir Lawrence Dundas, in lieu and Satisfaction of certain other Lands described in Articles made previous to the Marriage of the said Thomas Dundas with Lady Charlotte his Wife, the said Exchange being made under the Direction of the Court of Session."

Bowater Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of John Bowater Esquire, praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Bowater Esquire, during his Life, and after his Death, the Guardian or Guardians of his Issue Male, by the Honourable Frances Bowater his Wife, during their respective Infancies, to grant Building Leases of his Settled Estates at Woolwich and Charlton, in the County of Kent."

Sir E. Littleton's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Trustees, named in the Will of Richard Persehowse, late of Reynold's Hall, in the County of Stafford Esquire, deceased, to borrow and take up at Interest on Mortgage, of the Freehold Estates late of the said Richard Persehowse, any Sum or Sums of Money, not exceeding the Sum of Three thousand three hundred Pounds, to be applied in or towards the Purchase of the Copyhold Estates late of the said Richard Persehowse."

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

Winchester, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wells Road and Paving Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Herburbury Enclosure Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Huttost Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, enclosing and improving certain Open Fields, Ings, Meadows and Commons or Waste Lands, within the Parish of Huttost, in the County of Lincoln."

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

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

Woodend Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the Hamlet and Liberties of Woodend, in the Parish of Blakesley, 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 on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Charnaud's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing James Charnaud."

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

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

Stacpoole against Davoren.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein George Staepoole Esquire, is Appellant, and James Davoren Esquire, 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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 29o Martii 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Northumberland.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Gainsborough.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Amherst.

PRAYERS.

D. Hamilton et al. against Douglas:

After hearing Counsel, as well on Friday last as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Douglas Duke of Hamilton and Brandon, Marquis of Douglas, &c. and his Guardians; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 19th of December 1776, and 4th of March 1777; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellants might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;" as also, upon the Answer of Archibald Douglas of Douglas Esquire, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors affirmed.

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

Churchill et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Charles Churchill Esquire, and Lady Maria his Wife, and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Executors and Trustees of the Will of Charles Churchill Esquire, deceased, and in the Marriage Settlement of Charles Churchill Esquire and Lady Maria his Wife, to raise Money by Sale or Mortgage of some of the Trust Securities, for advancing to the Children, in their Father's Life-time, Part of their Portions provided for them by the Settlement, but thereby not made payable till after his Decease."

Sellon takes the Oaths for his Naturalization.

John Sellon took the Oaths appointed in order to his Naturalization.

Countess of Egremont et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Right Honourable Alicia Maria, Countess of Egremont, 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 confirming a Partition of several Estates in the Counties of Wilts and Somerset, between the Honourable Charles William Wyndham, and other the Devisees of Charles late Earl of Egremont, deceased, and their Issue, and Charles Marquis of Granby and Charlotte Countess of Aylesford; and for vesting and settling the same to the several Uses therein mentioned; and for several other Purposes therein mentioned."

Delme's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower certain Persons to enfranchise divers Copyhold and Customary Lands and Tenements, within the several Manors or Lordships of Titchfield, Lee Marks, and Mirabell Crofton and Newland, in the County of Southampton; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

Ld. President.
D. Northumberland.
M. Rockingham.
E. Exeter.
E. Denbigh.
E. Carlisle.
E. Gainsborough.
E. Poulet.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Bathurst.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Stormont.
V. Bolingbroke.
V. Falmouth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Cadogan.
L. Sandys.
L. Vernon.
L. Amherst.

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

Trustees of Eden's Charity, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of several Persons, Trustees for the Time being of certain Messuages and Tenements situate in Redcliffe Street in Bristol, granted and conveyed by Thomas Eden, late of Broad Marston, in the Parish of Pebworth, in the County of Gloucester, in Trust, for charitable Purposes, in the Conveyance mentioned; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Trustees of certain Estates, situate in the Parishes of Saint Mary Redcliffe, and Saint Thomas, or one of them, in the City of Bristol, given by Thomas Eden the Elder, late of Broadmarston, in the Parish of Pebworth, in the County of Gloucester, Gentleman, for charitable Uses, to grant Building Leases thereof."

Norton et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of William Norton and Mary his Wife, 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 appointing new Trustees in the Place of those deceased, for Sale of so much of the Estates, late of Sir William Dalston Knight, as will be sufficient for the Payment of his Debts and Legacies by his Will charged thereon."

Nicoll et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Faith Nicoll of Bolton, in the County of York, Widow, 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 Sale of the Estates of the late John Nicoll of Bolton, in the County of York, Esquire, for Payment of his Debts."

Boynton Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Dame Mary Boynton, Widow, 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 Sale of the next Presentations to certain Livings, late the Estates of Sir Griffith Boynton Baronet, deceased, for Payment of his Debts, and for substituting other Parts of his Estates, to be charged with his younger Children's Fortunes, in lieu of those by his Will charged therewith; and for other Purposes."

Bridgewater Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term, and altering and varying the Powers of so much of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing several Roads leading to the Town of Bridgewater, in the County of Somerset, and other Roads therein mentioned, as relates to the Roads leading to the said Town."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Elton Enclosure Bills.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Elton, in the County of Huntingdon."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Altcar, &c. Drainage Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for draining, improving, and preserving the Low Lands in the Parishes of Altcar, Sefton, Halsall and Walton upon the Hill, in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Cowes Corn Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allowing Corn, Grain and Flour, imported into the Port of Cowes, in the Isle of Wight, to be landed without Payment of the Duties, under the like Restrictions as Corn, Grain and Flour are allowed to be landed at the several Ports mentioned in an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act to regulate the Importation and Exportation of Corn."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Customs and Excise Duties Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties upon the Produce of the several Duties under the Management of the respective Commissioners of the Customs and Excise in Great Britain."

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

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

Foreigners Ships, Importation of Goods in, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to permit, during the present Hostilities with France, certain Goods enumerated in the Act of Navigation, to be imported in British-built Ships sold to Foreigners; and for releasing Ships and Goods which have been seized in pursuance of the said Act."

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

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

White Herring Fishery Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue and amend an Act made in the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of the White Herring Fishery."

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

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

Linen Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for further continuing and extending the Provisions of Two Acts, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for granting a Bounty on certain Species of British and Irish Linens exported, and taking off the Duties on the Importation of Foreign Raw Linen Yarns made of Flax; and for granting a Bounty on the Exportation of British chequed and striped Linens, and upon British and Irish Diapers, Huckabacks, Sheeting, and other Linen of above a certain Breadth."

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

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

Cainham Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, enclosing and allotting, certain Commons or Waste Lands, within the Parish of Cainham, in the County of Salop."

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.

Lord Onslow's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Ord Esquire and John Tyton Esquire, Trustees named in the Settlement made previous to the Marriage of the Honourable Thomas Onslow with Arabella his now Wife, to sell the Rents, Services, Duties, Reliefs, Heriots, and other Dues and Payments, payable or to be performed or rendered by the Tenants of the several Manors or Lordships comprized in the said Settlement; and to enfranchise the Copyhold Tenements held of such Manors or Lordships; and for laying out the Money which shall arise by such Sale and Enfranchisement, in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the Uses, to which the said Manors or Lordships do now stand settled."

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

Sellon's Naturalization Bill.

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

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 Knighton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Open Common Arable Field, and also certain Commons and Waste Lands, within the Manor and Parish of West Knighton, in the County of Dorset."

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.

Buckland Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Buckland, in the County of Gloucester."

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

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

Fenwick Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common or Piece of Waste Ground within the Township of Fenwick, in the Parish of Campsal, in the West Riding of the County York."

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

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

Huttost Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Oxford reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, enclosing and improving certain Open Fields, Ings, Meadows and Commons, or Waste Lands, within the Parish of Huttoft, in the County of Lincoln," 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."

Woodend Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Oxford made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the Hamlet and Liberties of Woodend, in the Parish of Blakesley, in the County of Northampton," was committed.

Stanton under Bardon Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Oxford made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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, and County of Leicester," was committed.

Ludlowfach, &c. Road Bill.

The Earl of Oxford also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening and keeping in repair, the Roads leading from Ludlowfach, in the County of Carmarthen, to the Town of Llandovery, and from thence through the Town of Llangadock, to the River Amman, and several other Roads in the said County communicating therewith," 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."

Kidwelly, &c. Roads Bill.

The Earl of Oxford 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 Fifth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening and keeping in repair, several Roads leading from Kidwelly, in the County of Carmarthen, and also several Roads leading from Llandilo, in the said County, so far as relates to the Roads included in the Kidwelly District; and also for repairing, widening and keeping in repair, several other Roads within the said County," was committed.

Sewell's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That George Gostling junior, Esquire, do attend this House To-morrow, in order to his being examined as a Witness upon 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."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 30o Martii 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Northumberland.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Foley.

PRAYERS.

Cainham 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 Waste Lands, within the Parish of Cainham, in the County of Salop," 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."

Fenwick Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common or Piece of Waste Ground, within the Township of Fenwick, in the Parish of Campsal, in the West Riding of the County of York," was committed.

Buckland 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 Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Buckland, in the County of Gloucester," was committed.

West Knighton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Open Common Arable Field, and also certain Commons and Waste Lands, within the Manor and Parish of West Knighton, in the County of Dorset," was committed.

Leatherhead 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, made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the Swan Inn at Leatherhead, to the Maypole at the Upper End of Spital or Somerset Street, in the Parish of Stoke, near the Town of Guldeford, in the County of Surrey," 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."

Sellon's Naturalization Bill.

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

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Churchill's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Executors and Trustees of the Will of Charles Churchill Esquire, deceased, and in the Marriage Settlement of Charles Churchill Esquire, and Lady Maria his Wife, to raise Money by Sale or Mortgage of some of the Trust Securities, for advancing to the Children in their Father's Life-time, Part of their Portions provided for them by the Settlement, but thereby not made payable till after his Decease."

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. Marlborough.
D. Queensberry.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Chandos.
D. Northumberland.
M. Rockingham.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Pembroke.
E. Denbigh.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Sandwich.
E. Carlisle.
E. Berkeley.
E. Abingdon.
E. Coventry.
E. Jersey.
E. Poulet.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Dunmore.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Ferrers.
E. Tankerville.
E. Aylesford.
E. Bristol.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Effingham.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Townshend.
V. Weymouth.
V. Stormont.
V. Bolingbroke.
V. Courtenay.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Hampden.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Norwich.
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. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Le Despencer.
L. Abergavenny.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Clifton.
L. Craven.
L. Cadogan.
L. Godolphin.
L. Sandys.
L. Fortescue.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Wycombe.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Pelham.
L. Vernon.
L. Digby.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Harrowby.
L. Foley.

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

Message from H. C. to return Wells Town Hall &c. Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a new Assize or Town Hall and Market House, within the City or Borough of Wells, in the County of Somerset; and for regulating the Markets within the said City or Borough;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Sewell's Divorce Bill.

It was moved, "That the Order of the Day for 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;" might be now read, in order to hear the Evidence of Elizabeth Clarke, one of the Witnesses, to prove some of the Allegations of the Bill, she being so near her Time as to make it impossible for her to give her Evidence relating to the said Bill, Time enough for the same to pass this Session."

The Order of the Day was accordingly read; and the Counsel were called in:

And Mr. Mansfield appeared as Counsel for the Bill, but no Counsel appeared against it.

Mr. Mansfield was then heard to state the Facts he intended to examine the said Elizabeth Clarke to.

The said Elizabeth Clarke was then called in, and being sworn and examined, acquainted the House, That she went to live with Lady Elizabeth Sewell as her Maid, on the 27th of April 1777; that her Ladyship then lived at Stanmore, and continued there till September following when Mr. Sewell was obliged to go Abroad on account of his Debts; that Lady Elizabeth Sewell then took ready-furnished Lodgings in Saint James's Place, where she continued Three Months; that she then took an House there; that she, the Witness, knows Lord Tyrconnel; that he often visited her Lady in Saint James's Place, sometimes in the Morning and sometimes in the Evening, and staid with her often till One o'Clock in the Morning, and they were mostly alone together; that she has seen Lord Tyrconnel kiss Lady Elizabeth's Hand and Neck, and be very fond of her; that she has seen his Lordship Twice in Lady Elizabeth's Bed Chamber in a Morning at Breakfast, she dressed in an Under Petticoat and a short Morning Gown; that whenever Lady Elizabeth expected his Lordship, she went without Stays, which she did not use to do before he visited her, giving as a Reason for it, that his Lordship said he thought she looked best without her Stays; that one Night his Lordship came and went away at Ten o'Clock; that about a Quarter of an Hour afterwards Lady Elizabeth followed, without a Servant, and staid out till Three o'Clock in the Morning; that another Time she went out after his Lordship and staid out till One o'Clock in the Morning; that on Sunday the 4th of July last, Mr. Mrs. and Miss Hickey drank Tea with her Ladyship and Lord Tyrconnel; that there was a great Tempest that Afternoon; that his Lordship staid with Lady Elizabeth after they were gone; that there was a Person placed unknown to them in a Closet between the Bed Chamber and the Drawing Room, to watch them:" Being asked, "Who that Person was?" said, "His Name was John Clarke, and that it was known by the Servants in general that he watched them; that about a Month before this, Lord Tyrconnel came to see her Ladyship about Twelve o'Clock at Night; that she had fainted a little before he came, and was very sick, notwithstanding which she knew his Lordship's knock, and desired to see him and speak to him; that she was in her Bed Gown; that his Lordship staid till Two o'Clock in the Morning; that she, the Witness, went out of the Room upon his Lordship's first coming in, at his Desire."

She was directed to withdraw.

The Counsel was directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the said Bill be put off to Tuesday the 20th Day of April next, and that the Lords be summoned; and that all the several Witnesses who were ordered to attend this Day, do then attend, except the said Elizabeth Clarke.

L. Osborne's Divorce Bill.

The Lord Godolphin presented to the House, (pursuant to an Order of Leave on the 15th of this Instant March) a Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Francis Osborne Baron Osborne of Kiveton, in the County of York, commonly called Marquis of Carmarthen, with Lady Amelia D'Arcy Baroness Conyers, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Wednesday the 14th Day of April next, and that Notice thereof be affixed on the Doors of this House, and the Lords summoned; and that the said Francis Baron Osborne may be heard by his Counsel at the said Second Reading, to make out the Truth of the Allegations of the Bill; and that the said Lady Amelia D'Arcy Baroness Conyers may have a Copy of the Bill, and that Notice be given her of the said Second Reading; and that she be at Liberty to be heard by her Counsel what she may have to offer against the said Bill, at the same Time.

Adultery, Discouragement of Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Discouragement of the Crime of Adultery;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

It was moved, "to commit the Bill."

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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 Thursday the 15th Day of April next.

Message from H. C. for E. Cornwallis to attend.

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

To desire, "That this House will give Leave to Earl Cornwallis to come to a Committee of the House of Commons on Thursday the 22d of April next, who are appointed to take into Consideration several Papers presented to the House of Commons, containing the Correspondence between His Majesty's Ministers and Sir William Howe, to be examined relative to the Subject Matter of the said Papers."

And then the Messengers withdrew.

The Messengers were called in again, and acquainted by the Lord Chancellor, "That the Lords will send an Answer by Messengers of their own."

Lanchester Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Clavering, and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for varying certain Provisions contained in an Act made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, "for dividing and enclosing certain Moors, Commons or Tracts of Waste Land, within the Parish and Manor of Lanchester, in the County Palatine of Durham;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Leave for E. Cornwall attend H.C.

Moved, "That the Earl Cornwallis may have Leave to go to a Committee of the House of Commons, as desired by that House, in their Message this Day for that Purpose, if his Lordship thinks fit."

The same was agreed to.

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

To acquaint them, "That the Lords do give Leave to the Earl Cornwallis to attend a Committee of the House of Commons on Thursday the 22d Day of April next, who are appointed to take into Consideration several Papers presented to that House, containing the correspondence between His Majesty's Ministers and Sir William Howe, in order to his Lordship's being examined relative to the Subject Matter of the said Papers, if his Lordship thinks fit."

Fleet, Methods taken to man:

Moved, "That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, that an Account be laid before this House, shewing the Directions given by the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of Great Britain, for procuring of Men to man the Fleet, as well as the Methods taken for the more speedy Equipment thereof, between the 1st of January 1778, and the 1st Day of March 1779."

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Convoys, Orders for, between Jan. 1778, and March 1779:

Then it was moved, "That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, that He will be graciously pleased to give Directions that there be laid before this House, "Copies of all Orders for Convoys between the 1st of January 1778, and the 1st Day of March 1779."

Which being objected to;

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Toulon, Ships, &c. sitted out from, since March 1778:

Then it was moved, "That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, That the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of Great Britain do lay before this House, "Copies or Extracts of all Papers, so far as they relate to any Intelligence of the Names of the Ships, Number of Men and Number of Guns on board each Ship, that has been fitted since March 1st, 1778, or is now fitting at Toulon, with the Date of the Receipt of such Intelligence."

Which being objected to;

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Ships, Disposition of, between January and October 1778:

Then it was moved, "That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, That He will be graciously pleased to give Directions that there be laid before this House, "Copies of the Monthly Lists containing the Disposition of His Majesty's Ships and Vessels in Sea Pay, between the 1st of January 1778, and the 30th of October, following."

Which being objected to;

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Number of built, &c. between 1771 and 1779 Address for, negatived.

Then it was moved, "That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, That an Account be laid before this House, of the Number of Ships and Sloops, with their Rates and Tonnage, that were repaired and repairing, built and building in the King's and Private Yards, together with the Numbers launched and completed between, the 1st of January 1771, and the 1st of January 1779."

Which being objected to;

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Victualling Ships employed for the Army in America, in 1778, Motion for,negatived.

Moved, "That the proper Officer do lay before this House, "An Account of the Number and Tonnage of all Ships and Vessels employed by Government as Victuallers for the Use of the Army in North America, which have failed from Ireland for the River Delawar, from the 1st of February to the 1st of July 1778, specifying the Times at which such Ships or Vessels sailed, and under what Convoys, as far as the same is known to the several Offices in England."

Likewise, "Copies of all Orders which have been sent from the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury or of the Admiralty, from any of His Majesty's Secretaries of State, or from any other Department in Government, for the failing of the said Ships and Vessels, as far as they relate to the Time of their Sailing, specifying the Dates of such Orders."

Likewise, "The Date of the Orders which were sent for the Evacuation of Philadelphia by His Majesty's Troops."

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Greenwich Hospital Enquiry put off.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the Enquiry into the Management of Greenwich Hospital, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Tuesday the 20th Day of April next, and the Lords summoned; and that the several Persons who were ordered to attend To-morrow, do then attend.

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 Tomorrow.

Lords summoned.

Ordered, That the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House on Monday the 26th Day of April next.

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

Ships destroyed, &c. List of delivered.

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

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar pursuant to Orders of the 19th of February last, for that Purpose, A List of the Numbers of Ships and Vessels of War lost, taken or destroyed, between the Years 1751 and 1759."

Also, "A List of the Numbers of Ships and Vessels of War lost, taken or destroyed, between the Years 1771 and 1779."

And also, "An Account of Ships in Commission from the Years 1771 to 1778, both inclusive; and the same Account from 1751 to 1759, both inclusive, distinguishing each Year."

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Sir Hugh Palliser's Court Martial, Proceedings relative to delivered.

Mr. Jackson also delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Order of the 25th of this Instant March, for that Purpose,

Copy of all the Proceedings relative to the intended Court Martial upon Vice Admiral Sir Hugh Palliser;" together with a Schedule thereof; which was read by the Clerk, as follows; (videlicet)

"No. 1. Copy of a Letter from Sir Hugh Palliser to Mr. Stephens, dated 26th December 1778."

Also, "No. 2. Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stephens to the Honourable Admiral Keppel, dated 27th December 1778."

Also, "No. 3. Copy of a Letter from Admiral Keppel to Mr. Stephens, dated 27th December 1778."

Also, "No. 4. Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stephens to Sir Hugh Palliser, dated 30th December 1778."

Also, "No. 5. Copy of a Letter from Sir Hugh Palliser to Mr. Stephens, dated 10th February 1779."

Also, "No. 6. Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stephens to Sir Hugh Palliser, dated 12th February 1779."

Also, "No. 7. Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stephens to the Honourable Admiral Keppel, dated 12th February 1779."

Also, "No. 8 Copy of a Letter from the Honourable Admiral Keppel to Mr. Stephens, dated 18th February 1779."

Also, "No. 9. Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stephens to Sir Hugh Palliser, dated 18th February 1779."

Also, "No. 10. Copy of a Letter from Sir Hugh Palliser to Mr. Stephens, dated 19th February 1779."

Also, "No. 11. Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stephens to Sir Hugh Palliser, dated 20th February 1779."

Also, "No. 12. Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stephens to Mr. Jackson, the Judge Advocate, dated 26th February 1779."

Also, "No. 13. Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stephens to Sir Hugh Palliser, dated 26th February 1779."

Also, "No. 14. Copy of a Letter from Mr. Stephens to Sir Hugh Palliser, dated 8th March 1779."

Also, "No. 15. Copy of a Letter from Mr. Jackson to Mr. Stephens, dated 17th March 1779."

And also, "No. 16. Copy of a Letter from Sir Hugh Palliser to Mr. Stephens, dated 20th March 1779."

And then he withdrew.

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

Customs and Excise Duties Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties upon the Produce of the several Duties under the Management of the respective Commissioners of the Customs and Excise in Great Britain."

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."

Foreigners Ships, Importation of Goods in, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to permit during the present Hostilities with France, certain Goods enumerated in the Act of Navigation, to be imported in British-built Ships sold to Foreigners; and for releasing Ships and Goods which have been seized in pursuance of the said Act."

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."

White Herring Fishery Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue and amend an Act made in the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of the White Herring Fishery."

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."

Linen Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for further continuing and extending the Provisions of Two Acts, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for granting a Bounty on certain Species of British and Irish Linens exported, and taking off the Duties on the Importation of Foreign Raw Linen Yarns made of Flax; and for granting a Bounty on the Exportation of British chequed and striped Linens, and upon British and Irish Diapers, Huckabacks, Sheeting and other Linen, of above a certain Breadth."

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."

Bowater's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Bowater Esquire, during his Life, and after his Death, the Guardian or Guardians of his Issue Male by the Honourable Frances Bowater his Wife, during their respective Infancies, to grant Building Leases of his Settled Estates at Woolwich and Charlton, in the County of Kent."

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

Sir L.Dunda's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to authorize Sir Lawrence Dundas Baronet, with Consent of his Son Thomas Dundas Esquire, or the Survivor of them, to settle Lands and Hereditaments in Scotland, now belonging to the said Sir Lawrence Dundas, in lieu and satisfaction of certain other Lands described in Articles made previous to the Marriage of the said Thomas Dundas with Lady Charlotte his Wife, the said Exchange being made under the Direction of the Court of Session."

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.

Rous's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Trustees the Timber and Wood growing upon the Estate late belonging to Thomas Rous Esquire, deceased, in the County of Worcester, in Trust, to sell the same, and apply the Monies arising therefrom towards discharging certain Incumbrances affecting the said Estate; and for the other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

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

Ludlowfach, &c. Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening and keeping in repair, the Roads leading from Ludlowfach, in the County of Carmarthen, to the Town of Llandovery, and from thence through the Town of Llangadock, to the River Amman, and several other Roads in the said County communicating therewith."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Woodend Enclosure Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stanton under Bardon Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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, and County of Leicester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Kidwelly, &c. Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening and keeping in repair, several Roads leading from Kidwelly, in the County of Carmarthen, and also several Roads leading from Llandilo, in the said County, so far as relates to the Roads included in the Kidwelly District; and also for repairing, widening and keeping in repair, several other Roads within the said County."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Huttost Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, enclosing and improving certain Open Fields, Ings, Meadows and Commons, or Waste Lands, within the Parish of Huttost, in the County of Lincoln."

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. Holford and Mr. Browning:

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

Jackson to attend To-morrow.

Ordered, That George Jackson Esquire, Deputy Secretary of the Admiralty, do attend this House To-morrow.

Adultery Discouragement Bill.

It was moved, "That the Order made this Day for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Discouragement of the Crime of Adultery," on Thursday the Fifteenth Day of April next, might be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Then it was moved, "That the said Order be discharged."

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House on Thursday next, and the Lords summoned.

Sealy's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Henry Sealy with Ann Woodroffe his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Thursday the Twenty-second Day of April next, and the Lords summoned; and that the several Persons who were ordered to attend this Day, do then attend.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 31o Martii 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth. C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Northumberland.
March. Lothian.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Derby.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
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. Clifton.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.

PRAYERS.

Customs and Excise Duties Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties upon the Produce of the several Duties under the Management of the respective Commissioners of the Customs and Excise in Great Britain."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Foreigners Ships, importation of Goods in, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to permit during the present Hostilities with France, certain Goods enumerated in the Act of Navigation, to be imported in British-built Ships sold to Foreigners; and for releasing Ships and Goods which have been seized in pursuance of the said Act."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

White Herring Fishery Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue and amend an Act made in the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of the White Herring Fishery."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Linen Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for further continuing and extending the Provisions of Two Acts, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for granting a Bounty on certain Species of British and Irish Linens exported, and taking off the Duties on the Importation of Foreign Raw Linen Yarns made of Flax; and for granting a Bounty on the Exportation of British chequed and striped Linens, and upon British and Irish Diapers, Huckabacks, Sheeting and other Linen, of above a certain Breadth."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Cainham Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, enclosing and allotting, certain Commons or Waste Lands, within the Parish of Cainham, in the County of Salop."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Fenwich Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common or Piece of Waste Ground, within the Township of Fenwick, in the Parish of Campsal, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Buckland Enclosure Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

West Knighton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Open Common Arable Field, and also certain Commons and Waste Lands, within the Manor and Parish of West Knighton, in the County of Dorset."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Leatherhead Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the Swan Inn at Leatherhead, to the Maypole at the Upper End of Spital or Somerset Street, in the Parish of Stoke near the Town of Guldeford, in the County of Surrey."

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 Nine preceding Bills.

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

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

Sellon's Naturalization Bill:

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

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.

Swaffham, &c. Drainage Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend and render more effectual, an Act passed in the Seventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds lying in the South Level, Part of the Great Level of the Fens, commonly called Bedford Level, and in the County of Cambridge, between the River Cam otherwise Grant, West, and the Hard Lands of Bottisham, Swaffham, Bulbeck, and Swaffham Prior, East; and for empowering the Governor, Bailiffs and Commonalty of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level of the Fens commonly called Bedford Level, to sell certain Fen Lands lying within the Limits aforesaid commonly called Invested Lands;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Lanchester Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for varying certain Provisions contained in an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, "for dividing and enclosing certain Moors, Commons or Tracts of Waste Land, within the Parish and Manor of Lanchester, in the County Palatine of Durham."

Nicoll's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Estates of the late John Nicoll of Bolton, in the County of York, Esquire, for Payment of his Debts."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Richmond.
D. Grafton.
D. Devonshire.
D. Queensberry.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Chandos.
D. Dorset.
D. Northumberland.
M. Lothian.
M. Rockingham.
E. Derby.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Pembroke.
E. Denbigh.
E. Essex.
E. Carlisle.
E. Berkeley.
E. Abingdon.
E. Poulet.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Loudoun.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Dunmore.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Ferrers.
E. Tankerville.
E. Bristol.
E. Sussex.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Effingham.
E. Harcourt.
E. Guilford.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Townshend.
V. Weymouth.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Courtenay.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Hampden.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Le Despencer.
L. Abergavenny.
L. De Ferrars.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Clifton.
L. Craven.
L. Cadogan.
L. Montfort.
L. Sandys.
L. Fortescue.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Wycombe.
L. Boston.
L. Pelham.
L. Camden.
L. Digby.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday the 21st 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.

Boynton's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the next Presentations to certain Livings late the Estates of Sir Griffith Boynton Baronet, deceased, for Payment of his Debts; and for substituting other Parts of his Estates to be charged with his younger Children's Fortunes in lieu of those by his Will charged therewith; and for other Purposes."

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

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

Countess of Egremont's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming a Partition of several Estates in the Counties of Wilts and Somerset, between the Honourable Charles William Wyndham, and other the Devisees of Charles late Earl of Egremont deceased, and their Issue, and Charles Marquis of Granby and Charlotte Countess of Aylesford, and for vesting and settling the same to the several Uses therein mentioned; and for several other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Thursday the 22d Day of April next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Eden's Charity Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Trustees of certain Estates situate in the Parishes of Saint Mary Redcliffe and Saint Thomas, or one of them, in the City of Bristol, given by Thomas Eden the Elder, late of Broadmarston, in the Parish of Pebworth, in the County of Gloucester, Gentleman, for charitable Uses, to grant Building Leases thereof."

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.

Sir W. Dalston's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for appointing new Trustees in the Place of those deceased, for Sale of so much of the Estates late of Sir William Dalston Knight, as will be sufficient for the Payment of his Debts and Legacies, by his Will charged thereon."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday the 26th Day of April next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Bucknell Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Commonable Lands, within the Parish or Liberties of Bucknell, in the County of Oxford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Jameson against Skip with et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Charles Jameson of Conduit Street, Gentleman; complaining of an Order of the Court of Chancery of the 8th of February 1779, dismissing the Petitioner's Bill without decreeing the Satisfaction and other Relief prayed thereby; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, or that the Appellant may have such further and other Relief in the Premises, as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom and Justice shall seem meet; and that Thomas George Skipwith (now Sir Thomas George Skipwith Baronet Edward Gibbon Esquire, Samuel Pole Esquire, Jarvis Cross, Sarah Clarke, Clement Kinnersley Esquire, and Wenman Samwel Esquire, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Sir Thomas George Skipwith Baronet, and the said several other Persons last named, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 14th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or any of their Counsel or Agents, or Clerk or Clerks in Court in the said Court of Chancery, shall be deemed good Service.

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," and for the Lords to be summoned;

It was moved, "That the said Bill be re-committed."

Which being objected to;

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the said Bill be re-committed.

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the said Bill.

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."

Motion to receive Report in Six Months negatived.

Then it was moved, "That the said Report be received on this Day Six Months."

Which being objected to;

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Ordered, That the Report of the Amendments be received on the First Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter; and that the Lords be summoned.

Sir Hugh Palliser's Trial, Jackson examined.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Jackson the Judge Advocate attended as ordered:"

He was called in, and examined in relation to the Papers he delivered at the Bar Yesterday, relative to the Trial of Vice Admiral Sir Hugh Palliser; and delivered a List of Witnesses summoned on the said Trial.

And then he withdrew.

And the Title of the said List being read by the Clerk;

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, primum diem Aprilis jam prox. sequen. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.