House of Lords Journal Volume 35
April 1779 1-10

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 35: April 1779 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 35: 1776-1779 (1767-1830), pp. 678-684. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116637 Date accessed: 22 August 2014.


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April 1779 1-10

DIE Jovis, 1o Aprilis 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Oxon.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Harrowby.

PRAYERS.

Charnaud's Naturalization Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing James Charnaud," 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."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Bills passed by Commission.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

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

Who being come with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

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

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

GEORGE R.

George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth. To Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our Trusty and Well-beloved the Knights, Citizens and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting. Whereas We have seen and perfectly understood divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Tem poral, and the Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, and indorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue, (that is to say), "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." "An Act for licensing and regulating Lottery Office Keepers." An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and seventy-nine." "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" "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." "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." "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." "An Act for charging the Lands within the North Level, Part of the Great Level of the Fens called Bedford Level, and divers Lands adjoining thereto, in the Manor of Crowland, with further Taxes for a limited Time, for discharging the Debts incurred by the Commissioners under an Act of the Twenty-seventh Year of King George the Second; and for better supporting and preserving the Drainage of the said Lands." "An Act more effectually to enable the President and Governors of the Hospital or Infirmary at Bath, established by an Act, passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for establishing and well-governing an Hospital or Infirmary in the City of Bath," to take or acquire, and hold any Lands, Tenements or Hereditaments, or any Interest in Lands, Tenements or Hereditaments, and any Money or Personal Property to be laid out in Lands, Tenements or Hereditaments, pursuant to any Will or otherwise, to the Amount limited in the said Act." "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." "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." "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor of the several Parishes within the Hundred of Cosford (except the Parish of Hadleigh) and also of the Parish of Polsted, within the Hundred of Babergh, in the County of Suffolk." "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." "An Act for continuing the Term, and varying the Powers of Two Acts, made in the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-ninth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the Top of White Sheet Hill, in the Parish of Donhead Saint Andrew, in the County of Wilts, and several other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Dorset, Somerset and Wilts." "An Act for repealing an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from Alemouth through the Town of Alnwick to Rothbury, and from thence to the Town of Hexham; and also the Road leading out of the aforesaid Road between Alnwick and Rothbury, to Jockey's Dike Bridge, in the County of Northumberland; and for making more effectual Provision for the Repair of the said Roads." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Little Sheffield, in the County of York, through the Towns of Hathersage, Hope and Castleton, to Sparrow Pit Gate, in the County of Derby; and from the Guide Post near Barber's Fields Cupola, through Grindleford Bridge, Great Hucklow, Tidswell, Hardgate, Wall and Fairfield to Buxton, in the County of Derby." "An Act for continuing the Term and altering the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from the City of Carlisle to the Town of Penrith, in the County of Cumberland; and from the said Town of Penrith to Eamont Bridge, which divides the Counties of Cumberland and Westmorland." "An Act for continuing the Term and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road leading from Flimwell Vent, in the Parish of Ticehurst, in the County of Sussex, to the Town and Port of Hastings in the said County." "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." 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." "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." "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." An Act for amending, widening and keeping in repair, the Roads leading from Ludlowsach. 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." "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." "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." "An Act for confirming and establishing an Exchange agreed upon between the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of The Blessed Virgin Mary of Lincoln, and the Right Honourable John Lord Monson, of certain Lands and Hereditaments in the County of Lincoln." "An Act for vesting certain Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments in the Counties of Hertford and Bucks (the Settled Estates of Jane Willson, the Wife of George Willson Esquire) in Trustees, to be sold or exchanged; and for laying out the Money to arise thereby, in the Purchase of other Lands, Tenements or Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses." An Act for dividing, enclosing and allotting, certain Commons or Parcels of Waste Lands called Dunsley and Haffcott Commons, within the Manor and Parish of Kinver, otherwise Kinfare, in the County of Stafford." An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Furze Leys, Stinted Common Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Willingham, in the County of Lincoln." "An Act for extinguishing the Cattle Gates or Leas upon certain Stinted Pastures within the Parish of West Stower, in the County of Dorset; and for allotting Lands in exchange for Part of the Glebe Lands, and for the said Cattle Gates or Leas belonging to the Impropriator of the said Parish." "An Act for allotting, dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and Common or Commonable Meadows, Pastures, Lands and Grounds, and Commonable or Waste Land, within the Parish of Aven Dassett, in the County of Warwick." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the Parish and Liberties of Badby, in the County of Northampton." "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and all other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Mayseyhampton, in the County of Gloucester." "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." "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." "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." "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." 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." "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." 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." "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." "An Act for dividing, enclosing and allotting certain Commons or Waste Lands, within the Parish of Cainham, in the County of Salop." "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." 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." 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." "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." "An Act for naturalizing Henry Amsinck." And Albeit, the said Acts by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts: And forasmuch as for divers Causes and Considerations, We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same, and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; Willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence, and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly in the Presence of you all assented to the same: And We do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern: Commanding also, by these Presents, Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor Edward Lord Thurlow, Our Chancellor of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain: And also, commanding the most Reverend Father in God, Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor Frederick Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors Granville, Earl Gower, President of Our Council; William Earl of Dartmouth, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our right trusty and right entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton, Thomas Duke of Leeds, John Duke of Rutland, Hugh Duke of Northumberland, Master of Our Horse; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors William Earl Talbot, Steward of Our Household; Francis Seymour Earl of Hertford, Chamberlain of Our Household; John Earl of Sandwich, First Commissioner of Our Admiralty; William Henry Earl of Rochford, Hugh Earl of Marchmont, John Earl of Ashburnham, Groom of Our Stole; Wills Earl of Hillsborough, William Earl of Mansfield, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; Our right trusty and well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors George Viscount Townshend, Thomas Viscount Weymouth, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; and Our right trusty and well-beloved Councillor Jeffery Lord Amherst, or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent in Our Absence, in the said Higher House, in the Presence of You the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts with such Terms and Words, in Our Name, as is requisite, and hath been accustomed for the same, and also, to enrol these Our Letters Patent and said Acts in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf: And finally, We do declare and will, that after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament, and Laws, to all Intents, Constructions and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing or Things, to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the First Day of April, in the Nineteenth Year of Our Reign.

By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

"Yorke."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

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

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

"1. An Act for 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 this Bill the Royal Assent was pronounced by the Clerk Assistant in these Words; (videlicet)

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

"2. An Act for licensing and regulating Lottery Office Keepers."

"3. An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and seventy-nine."

"4. 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."

"5. 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."

"6. 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."

"7. 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 or 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."

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

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

"10. 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."

"11. 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."

"12. An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor of the several Parishes within the Hundred of Cosford (except the Parish of Hadleigh) and also of the Parish of Polsted, within the Hundred of Babergh, in the County of Suffolk."

"13. 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."

"14. An Act for continuing the Term, and varying the Powers of Two Acts, made in the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-ninth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the Top of White Sheet Hill, in the Parish of Donhead Saint Andrew, in the County of Wilts, and several other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Dorset, Somerset and Wilts."

"15. An Act for repealing an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from Alemouth through the Town of Alnwick to Rothbury, and from thence to the Town of Hexham; and also the Road leading out of the aforesaid Road between Alnwick and Rothbury, to Jockey's Dike Bridge, in the County of Northumberland; and for making more effectual Provision for the Repair of the said Roads."

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

"17. An Act for continuing the Term, and altering the Powers of an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from the City of Carlisle to the Town of Penrith, in the County of Cumberland, and from the said Town of Penrith to Eamont Bridge, which divides the Counties of Cumberland and Westmorland."

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

19. 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.

"20. 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."

"21. 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."

"22. 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."

"23. 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."

"24. 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."

"25. 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."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"26. An Act for confirming and establishing an Exchange agreed upon between the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of The Blessed Virgin Mary of Lincoln, and the Right Honourable John Lord Monson, of certain Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Lincoln."

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

"28. An Act for dividing, enclosing and allotting, certain Commons or Parcels of Waste Lands called Dunsley and Haffcott Commons, within the Manor and Parish of Kinver otherwise Kinfare, in the County of Stafford."

"29. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Furze Leys, Stinted Common Pastures and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Willingham, in the County of Lincoln."

"30. An Act for extinguishing the Cattle Gates or Leas upon certain Stinted Pastures within the Parish of West Stower, in the County of Dorset, and for allotting Lands in Exchange for Part of the Glebe Lands, and for the said Cattle Gates or Leas belonging to the Impropriator of the said Parish."

"31. An Act for allotting, dividing and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields and Common or Commonable Meadows, Pastures, Lands and Grounds, and Common or Waste Land, within the Parish of Aven Dassett, in the County of Warwick."

"32. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the Parish and Liberties of Badby, in the County of Northampton."

"33. An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures and all other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Mayseyhampton, in the County of Gloucester."

"34. 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."

"35. 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."

"36. 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."

"37. 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."

"38. 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."

"39. 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."

"40. 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."

"41. 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."

"42. An Act for dividing, enclosing and allotting certain Commons or Waste Lands, within the Parish of Cainham, in the County of Salop."

"43. 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,"

"44. 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."

"45. 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."

"46. 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."

"47. An Act for naturalizing Henry Amsinck."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Wrexham Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Watkin Williams Wynne, and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of so much of an Act, made in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, the Roads from the Town of Wrexham, in the County of Denbigh, to Pentre Bridge, in the County of Flint, and from the Town of Mold to Northop, Holywell and Rhuddlan, in the same County, and from thence to the Ferry House opposite the Town of Conway, in the County of Carnarvon, and from Ruthin to the said Town of Mold," as relates to the District of Road from the Town of Wrexham, in the County of Denbigh, to Pentre Bridge, in the County of Flint;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Bonneveaux's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Peter Daillé Bonneveaux."

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

D. Queensberry.
D. Chandos.
E. Denbigh.
E. Carlisle.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Effingham.
E. Radnor.
E. Clarendon.
V. Falmouth.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Le Despencer.
L. De Ferrars.
L. Onslow.
L. Godolphin.
L. Sandys.
L. Camden.
L. Amherst.
L. Harrowby.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday the 14th of this Instant April, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Parish Poor Children Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for the keeping of regular, uniform and annual Registers of all Parish Poor Infants under a certain Age, within the Bills of Mortality; and also an Act made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for the better Regulation of the Parish Poor Children of the several Parishes therein mentioned, within the Bills of Mortality; and to extend the same to the Parish of Saint Pancras, in the County of Middlesex.

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 of this Instant April.

Wigtoun Peerage, Committee adjourned.

Ordered, That the Meeting of the Committee of Privileges to whom was referred the Consideration of the Petition of Hamilton Flemyng Esquire, to His Majesty, claiming the Title of Earl of Wigtoun, &c. which stands appointed for Monday the 12th of this Instant April, be adjourned to Monday the 19th of this Instant April; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General, and the Lord Advocate for Scotland.

Adultery Discouragement Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Discouragement of the Crime of Adultery;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

Notice was taken that this Bill was at first committed for Thursday the 15th of this Instant April.

The Order for committing the said Bill for Thursday the 15th of this Instant April, which was afterwards discharged, was moved to be read.

The said Order was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Then it was moved, "That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Thursday the 15th of this Instant April."

The same was agreed to and ordered accordingly; and that the Lords be summoned.

Adjourn.

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