House of Lords Journal Volume 35
May 1779 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 35: May 1779 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 35: 1776-1779 (1767-1830), pp. 729-751. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116641 Date accessed: 30 September 2014.


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May 1779 11-20

DIE Martis, 11o Maii 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Oxon.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Portland.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Bridgewater.
Dux Northumberland.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Derby.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Northington.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. King.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Sondes.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Foley.

PRAYERS.

Messages from H. C. to return Churchill's Bill:

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

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

AndGwynne Bill:

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Estates in the Counties of Carmarthen, Brecon and Radnor (devised by the Will of Roderick Gwynne Esquire, deceased) in Trustees to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising therefrom, in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

And Lady Egremont's Estate Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Earl of Tyrconnel, and others:

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

Pembroke Gaol Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a New Gaol and House of Correction for the County of Pembroke;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Calverton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, Forest and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Calverton, in the County of Nottingham;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wine Drawback Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting a Drawback of the Duties imposed by an Act of the last Session of Parliament, upon all Foreign Wines exported from Great Britain to any British Colony or Plantation in America, or to any British Settlement in the East Indies;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Lantrissent Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading to the Town of Lantrissent; and also the Road leading from Newbridge to a Place called The Old Furnace, all in the County of Glamorgan;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Kirkby in Kendal Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for widening and repairing the High Road leading from Heron Syke, which divides the Counties of Lancaster and Westmorland, to the Town of Kirkby in Kendal; and from the said Town of Kirkby in Kendal, through the Town of Shapp to Emont Bridge, in the said County of Westmoreland," 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."

Ruthin Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of 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 Ruthin, in the County of Denbigh, to the Town of Mold, in the County of Flint," was committed.

Kislingbury Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the Parish of Kislingbury, in the County of Northampton," 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."

Milton, &c. Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the Manors and Parishes of Milton otherwise Middleton, Malsor and Collingtree otherwise Collingtrough, in the County of Northampton," was committed.

Wanborough Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Waste Lands and Commonable Places, in the Manor and Parish of Wanborough, in the County of Wilts," was committed.

Mildenhall Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing a Division and Enclosure of the Common or Open Fields and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Mildenhall, in the County of Wilts, and certain Exchanges of Lands and Estates within the said Parish."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Worcester Bridge Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Trustees for putting in Execution an Act of the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for building a Bridge at Worcester, over the River Severn, and for opening convenient Avenues to the said Bridge, to finish and complete the said Bridge, and to carry the Purposes of the said Act into Execution."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Market Raisin Enclosure Bill;

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Market Raisin, in the County of Lincoln."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Kibworth Beauchamp Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows and Common Pastures, lying and being within the Manors, Lordships or Liberties of Kibworth Beauchamp, Kibworth Harcourt and Smeeton Westerby, in the Parish of Kibworth Beauchamp, in the County of Leicester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Horncastle, &c. Small Debts Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts, within the Soake of Horncastle and Wapentakes of Wraggoe and Gartree, (except the Parish of Great Sturton) and within the Wapentakes of Louth Eske, Ludborough and Calceworth, and Parishes of Wrangle, Leake, Leverton, Benington, Butterwick, Freiston and Fishtoft, in the Hundred of Skirbeck, in the County of Lincoln."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Tittenfor Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for reducing into one Act of Parliament the several Laws now in force, for repairing the Road leading from the Town or Village of Tittensor to the most Northern Part of Talk on the Hill in Butt Lane, in the County of Stafford; and for repairing the Road from Darlastone Bridge, over Tittensor Heath, through the Town or Village of Tittensor aforesaid."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Little Bowden Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures and Waste Lands, of and within the Manor, Lordship or Liberties of Little Bowden, in the County of Northampton."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Elcot Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Commons and other Commonable Lands, within the Tithing of Elcot, in the Parish of Kintbury, in the County of Berks."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Oulton Heath Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common or Waste Ground called Oulton Heath, in the Parish of Stone, in the County of Stafford."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Speen Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Commons and Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Parish of Speen, in the County of Berks."

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 Ten preceding Bills.

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

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

Dumergue's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That Charles William Cater do attend this House on the First Day of Meeting after the Recess at Whitsuntide, in order to his being examined as a Witness upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Charles François Dumergue with Ann Catherine his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes."

Diffenters Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further Relief of Protestant Dissenting Ministers and School-masters;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

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 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."

D. Buccleugh's Estate Bill, Motion for shortening Committee.

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 confirming and carrying into Execution an Award touching certain Questions and Disputes between the Right Honourable Edward Lord Beaulieu and Isabella Lady Beaulieu his Wife, and the most Noble George Duke of Montagu, Henry Duke of Buccleugh and Elizabeth Dutchess of Buccleugh his Wife, and the Right Honourable Charles William, eldest Son of the said Duke and Dutchess of Buccleugh, commonly called Earl of Dalkeith," stands committed, may meet on the said Bill on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session:"

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

Extraordinary Services, &c. Accounts delivered.

The Lord Viscount Weymouth (by His Majesty's Command) laid before the House, pursuant to an Address to His Majesty of the 21st of April last, for that Purpose:

"An Account of Extraordinary Services incurred, and paid by the Right Honourable Richard Rigby, Paymaster General of His Majesty's Forces, between the 9th of March 1775 and the 31st January 1776, and not provided for by Parliament."

Also, "An Account of Extraordinary Services incurred, and paid by the Right Honourable Richard Rigby, Paymaster General of His Majesty's Forces, between the 31st of January 1776 and the 1st of February 1777, and not provided for by Parliament."

Also, "An Account of Extraordinary Services incurred, and paid by the Right Honourable Richard Rigby, Paymaster General of His Majesty's Forces, between the 31st January 1777 and the 1st February 1778, and not provided for by Parliament."

Also, "An Account of Extraordinary Services incurred, and paid by the Right Honourable Richard Rigby, Paymaster General of His Majesty's Forces, between the 31st of January 1778 and the 1st of February 1779, and not provided for by Parliament."

Also, "An Account of the Distribution of £970,000, Part of the Sum of £1,000,000, granted to His Majesty, to defray any Extraordinary Expences incurred, or to be incurred, for Military Services for the Year 1776."

Also, "An Account of the Distribution of £793,300 11s. 8¼d. Part of the Sum of £1,000,000 granted to His Majesty, to defray any Extraordinary Expences incurred, or to be incurred, on Account of Military Services for the Year 1777."

And also, "An Account of the Distribution of the Sum of £ 1,000,000 granted to His Majesty, to defray any Extraordinary Expences incurred, or to be incurred, on Account of Military Services for the Year 1778."

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Ireland, Address to consider the State of.

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

It was moved, "That this House, taking into Consideration the distressed and impoverished State of the Kingdom of Ireland, and being of Opinion, that it is consonant to Justice and true Policy, to remove the Causes of Discontent, by a Redress of Grievances; and in order to demonstrate the Sense which this House entertains of the Merits of that loyal and welldeserving Nation, this House doth conceive it highly expedient, that this important Business should be no longer neglected; and that an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, that His Majesty will be graciously pleased to take the Matter into His most serious Consideration, and to direct His Ministers to prepare and lay before Parliament, such Particulars relative to the Trade and Manufactures of Great Britain and Ireland, as may enable the National Wisdom to pursue effectual Methods for promoting the common Strength, Wealth and Commerce of His Majesty's Subjects, in both Kingdoms."

Which being objected to;

After short Debate,

The previous Question was moved.

After Debate,

The previous Question was (by Leave of the House) withdrawn.

And it was moved, "That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to desire that His Majesty will be graciously pleased to take into His most serious Consideration, the distressed and impoverished State of the loyal and well-deserving People of Ireland; and to direct that there be prepared and laid before Parliament, such Particulars relative to the Trade and Manufactures of Great Britain and Ireland, as may enable the National Wisdom to pursue effectual Methods for promoting the common Strength, Wealth and Commerce of His Majesty's Subjects, in both Kingdoms."

After Debate,

The Question was put, "Whether to agree with the last mentioned Motion?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, Nemine Dissentiente, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to desire, "That His Majesty will be graciously pleased to take into His most serious Consideration, the distressed and impoverished State of the loyal and well-deserving People of Ireland; and to direct that there be prepared and laid before Parliament, such Particulars relative to the Trade and Manufactures of Great Britain and Ireland, as may enable the National Wisdom to pursue effectual Methods for promoting the common Strength, Wealth and Commerce of His Majesty's Subjects, in both Kingdoms."

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty by the Lords with White Staves.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 12o Maii 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Oxon.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Northington.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cardiff.

PRAYERS.

King's Answer to Address.

The (fn. 1) Lord Chamberlain reported, "That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) waited on His Majesty with their Lordships Address of Yesterday; and that His Majesty was pleased to say, "He would give Directions accordingly."

Idbury Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Say and Sele reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows and other Commonable and Waste Lands of Idbury, Bowld and Foscott, within the Manor and Parish of Idbury, in the County of Oxford," 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."

Calverton Enclosure Bill, King's Consent.

The Earl of Clarendon 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, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, Forest and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Calverton, in the County of Nottingham," was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein, as they shall think fit."

Greenwich Hospital Enquiry, Witnesses to attend.

Ordered, That Edward Bearcrost Esquire, of Lincoln's Inn, the Reverend Anthony Shepherd, Doctor of Divinity and Lancelot Brown Junior, Esquire, of Lincoln's Inn, do attend this House To-morrow, in order to their being examined as Witnesses in relation to the Case of Greenwich Hospital.

Dissenters Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the further Relief of Protestant Dissenting Ministers and Schoolmasters."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Kirkby in Kendal Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for widening and repairing the High Road leading from Heron Syke, which divides the Counties of Lancaster and Westmorland, to the Town of Kirkby in Kendal; and from the said Town of Kirkby in Kendal, through the Town of Shapp to Emont Bridge, in the said County of Westmoreland."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ruthin Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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 Ruthin, in the County of Denbigh, to the Town of Mold, in the County of Flint."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wanborough Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Waste Lands and Commonable Places, in the Manor and Parish of Wanborough, in the County of Wilts."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Kislingbury Enclosure Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Milton, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the Manors and Parishes of Milton otherwise Middleton, Malsor and Collingtree otherwise Collingtrough, in the County of Northampton."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Calverton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, Forest and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Calverton, in the County of Nottingham."

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

D. Richmond.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Rockingham.
E. Sandwich.
E. Abercorn.
E. Dunmore.
E. Northington.
E. Bathurst.
E. Clarendon.
V. Hereford.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Falmouth.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Le Despencer.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Cardiff.

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.

Bristol Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and repairing several Roads round the City of Bristol."

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.

Lontrissent Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading to the Town of Lantrissent, and also the Road leading from Newbridge, to a Place called The Old Furnace, all in the County of Glamorgan."

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.

Pembroke Gaol Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a New Gaol and House of Correction for the County of Pembroke."

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.

Kilburn Bridge Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of several Acts of Parliament, made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, the Eighth Year of King George the First, and the Twenty-second Year of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road leading from Kilburn Bridge, in the County of Middlesex, to Sparrow's Herne, in the County of Hertford."

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

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

Wine Drawback Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting a Drawback of the Duties imposed by an Act of the last Session of Parliament, upon all Foreign Wines exported from Great Britain to any British Colony or Plantation in America, or to any British Settlement in the East Indies."

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.

Starch Duties Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for better securing the Duties on Starch."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Message from H. C. to return Lady Boynton's Estate Bill.

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

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

Tower Hamlets Small Debts Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining, amending and rendering more effectual, an Act passed in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Tower Hamlets;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

D. Buccleugh'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 confirming and carrying into Execution an Award touching certain Questions and Disputes between the Right Honourable Edward Lord Beaulieu and Isabella Lady Beaulieu his Wife, and the most Noble George Duke of Montagu, Henry Duke of Buccleugh, and Elizabeth Dutchess of Buccleugh his Wife, and the Right Honourable Charles William, eldest Son of the said Duke and Dutchess of Buccleugh, commonly called Earl of Dalkeith," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session.

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 Tuesday next.

Sealy's Divorce Bill.

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

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

Richard Broome was called, in order to prove the Service of the Order for the said Second Reading, and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That he served Mrs. Sealy personally at her Lodgings at Twyford in Hampshire, on the 17th of March last, with the Order of this House for the said Second Reading of the Bill, and at the same Time delivered to her a true Copy of the Bill; and that she said, "it was very well, she expected it:" That Mr. Sealy in February last entered into an Agreement to pay her so much an nually, but he, the Witness, did not negotiate that Business; that this Agreement was entered into before the Sentence of Divorce in the Spiritual Court was obtained; that he had no other Message to her, than to serve her with the said Order, and that she did not say to him whether she would attend or not."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then the said Bill was read a Second Time, and Mr. Mansfield was heard in support of the Bill, and to make out the Allegations thereof; and in order to prove the Marriage, called,

Robert Boyes, who being sworn, produced an Extract from the Register of Marriages in the Parish of Basingstoke, and declaring, "That the same was a true Copy, he having examined it with the Original Register Book of the said Parish;" the same was read; whereby it appeared, that Henry Sealy and Ann Woodroffe were married at the Parish Church of Basingstoke on the 1st of December 1772.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then the said Richard Broome was again called in, and produced an Office Copy of the Judgement for Damages obtained in the Court of King's Bench in Easter Term last, against Hall, for Criminal Conversation with the said Mrs. Sealy; and acquainted the House, "That he was the Attorney for Mr. Sealy; that the Damages and Costs were not paid; that Mr. Hall was in the Country, but where he could not tell; that he was not worth a Halfpenny, and that he had used real Diligence to arrest him."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mark Holman, Deputy Register of the Consistory Court of the Bishop of London, was called in, and being sworn, produced the Original Definitive Sentence of Divorce on the 27th of February last, against the said Mrs. Sealy for Adultery; being asked, "If Mrs. Sealy appeared by her Proctor?" said, " Yes, and that she was heard by her Counsel."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Elizabeth Grunsell was called in, and being sworn and examined, acquainted the House, "That she lived with Mr. Sealy as Servant for Eleven Years; that Mr. and Mrs. Sealy were married and lived at Alresford; that they had Two Children; that she lived with them till they were parted; that in March 1778 Mr. Sealy being from Home, she suspected Familiarities between Mrs. Sealy and a Mr. Hall, who lived with her Master as his Clerk; that they were frequently together in the Parlour, Mornings and Evenings when her Master was absent; that she, the Witness, told her Suspicions to Mr. Sealy's Sister; that Mr. Sealy desired her to attend to them and watch them; that she has seen them go into the Parlour; that she has heard them at Night go up Stairs, Mr. Hall went up Stairs first; that he turned towards the Door of her Mistress's Bed Chamber; that he did not come back; that Mrs. Sealy went up Stairs after him about Ten o'Clock at Night; that they remained up Stairs; that Mr. Sealy's Bed in the Morning had Prints of Two Persons having lain in it; that Mr. Hall's Bed was tumbled, but did not appear to have been lain in; the next Night she heard Mr. Hall go to Mrs. Sealy's Bed-chamber; that Five Minutes after, she heard Mrs. Sealy go up Stairs; that they continued above Stairs; that Mrs. Sealy's Bed next Morning had the same Appearance as before, but Mr. Hall's Bed was not tumbled or lain in; that she told this to her Master, who desired her to get Witnesses of their being in Mrs. Sealy's Bed-chamber together, and to go particularly to a Mr. Boyes at Alresford, and desire him to come; that on a Monday Morning about Eight o'Clock, having the Night before seen Mr. Hall go into Mrs. Sealy's Bed-chamber, she went to Mr. Boyes and told him her Suspicions, and desired him to come, but Mr. Boyes then said, he did not chuse to come in then; that Mr. Sealy came home that Day, and went the next Day to Bradley about Business; that on Tuesday Night she heard Mr. Hall go into Mrs. Sealy's Bed Chamber; that she, the Witness, went to Mr. Boyes about Twelve o'Clock at Night, and desired him to come and break the Door open; that he accordingly came and broke the Door open, and discovered Mr. Hall and Mrs. Sealy in naked Bed together." Being asked, "How she came to see Mr. Hall go into Mrs. Sealy's Room;" said, "she saw it from a Crack in the Witness's Room Door, which was on the same Floor with Mrs. Sealy's; that she never mentioned her Suspicions to Mrs. Sealy; that the first Time she went to Mr. Boyes, he said he did not chuse to come, but gave no other Reason for it, but that he waited till he had seen her Master again."

She was directed to withdraw.

Then Robert Boyes was called in, and sworn, and being examined, acquainted the House, "That he knows Mr. and Mrs. Sealy; that the first Time the last Witness Elizabeth Grunsell called upon him it was Day-light, and that she told him Mrs. Sealy and Mr. Hall were in Bed together; that on Tuesday the 25th of March, the said Elizabeth Grunsell again came to him, and told him, that Mrs. Sealy and Mr. Hall were in Bed together; that he went to Mrs. Sealy's House with her; that they went up to Mrs. Sealy's Bed-chamber Door, which being fastened, he broke the Door open, and went to the Bed; that there was light in the Room, and Elizabeth Grunsell carried a Candle; that at first he could not see them, the Sheet being pulled over their Faces; that he pulled the Sheet down, and saw Mrs. Sealy and Mr. Hall in Bed together, naked; that he desired the Persons present to look at them and see them in Bed together; that upon his first going into the Room Mr. Hall was asleep; that Mr. and Mrs. Sealy did not live together after this; that Mr. Paul told Mr. Sealy of Mrs. Sealy's being discovered in Bed with Mr. Hall; that before this Accident they lived happily together as Man and Wife, and had Two Children."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Elizabeth Grunsell was again called in, and acquainted the House, "That Mr. and Mrs. Sealy lived apart after the Discovery; that there was no Reconciliation, and they lived in different Apartments till Mrs. Sealy quitted the House; and that he never was in the same Room with her during the Time she staid in the House."

She was directed to withdraw.

The Counsel was directed to withdraw.

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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis 13o Maii 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Oxon.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Bridgewater.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Montagu.
March. Lothian.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Harrowby.

PRAYERS.

Nixon against Molling and Jowett, in Error.

The Earl of Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, in the usual Manner delivered in at the Table, a Writ of Error, wherein.

Thomas Nixon is Plaintiff,
and
Frederick Molling and Josiah Jowett Assignees, &c. of William Mason and Peter Simon, Bankrupts, are Defendants.

Dursley Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending the Road from the Nine Mile Stone on the Bristol Road, at or near a Place called the Clay Pits, to or near the Chapel at Stone; and also the Roads to and near Berkeley, Dursley, Wotton under Edge, Stroud and Sodbury; and several other Roads in the Counties of Gloucester and Wilts;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Lancaster Duchy Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Chancellor and Council of the Duchy of Lancaster to sell and dispose of certain Fee Farm Rents, and other Rents, and to enfranchise Copyhold and Customary Tenements within their Survey, and to encourage the Growth of Timber on Lands held of the said Duchy."

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."

Wine Drawback Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting a Drawback of the Duties imposed by an Act of the last Session of Parliament, upon all Foreign Wines exported from Great Britain to any British Colony or Plantation in America, or to any British Settlement in the East Indies."

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."

Judges Salaries Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir George Savile, and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further Augmentation of the Salaries of the Puisne Justices of the Courts of King's Bench and Common Pleas, and of the Barons of the Coif of the Court of Exchequer at Westminster;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Eccelesall Enclosure Bill.

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

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

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

Bristol Roads Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and repairing several Roads round the City of Bristol," 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."

Kilburn Bridge Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of several Acts of Parliament, made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, the Eighth Year of King George the First, and the Twenty-second Year of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road leading from Kilburn Bridge, in the County of Middlesex, to Sparrow's Herne, in the County of Hertford," was committed.

Lantissent Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading to the Town of Lantrissent, and also the Road leading from Newbridge to a Place called The Old Furnace, all in the County of Glamorgan," was committed.

Pembroke Gaol Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a New Gaol and House of Correction for the County of Pembroke," was committed.

Calverton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, Forest and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Calverton, in the County of Nottingham," 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."

Starch Duties Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for better securing the Duties on Starch."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Idbury Enclosure Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Parish Poor Children Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, "for the keeping of regular, uniform and annual Registers of all Parish Poor Infants under a certain Age, within the Bills of Mortality;" and also an Act made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, "for the better regulating of the Parish Poor Children of the several Parishes therein mentioned, within the Bills of Mortality; and to extend the same to the Parish of Saint Pancras, in the County of Middlesex:"

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on this Day Two Months.

Sewell's Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon 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:"

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

Navigation Act, Amendment of, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain so much of an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King Charles, the Second, intituled, "An Act for the encouraging and encreasing of Shipping and Navigation," as relates to the Importation into this Kingdom, and other His Majesty's Dominions, of Goods and Commodities of the Growth or Production of Africa, Asia or America, which are manufactured in Foreign Parts; for preventing Masters of Ships removing their Vessels out of the Stream, except to the lawful Quays in the Port of London, before the Goods are discharged, or their Vessels are cleared by the proper Officers, inwards or outwards; and for allowing the Officers of the Customs and Excise to make use of Lights on board Ships in the Haven, Dock or Bason, at the Port of Kingston upon Hull;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Motion for Letter from Sir R. Harland to Mr. Stephens, negatived.

Moved, "That a Letter wrote lately by Sir Robert Harland to Mr. Stephens, Secretary to the Admiralty, to desire Leave to strike his Flag and come on Shore, be laid before this House."

Which being objected to,

After long Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Greenwich Hospital Enquiry put off:

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:

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

Attendance of Officers, &c. ordered.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, "An Account of the Attendances of the several Officers who compose the Council at Greenwich Hospital, from January 1773 to August 1778."

Ordered, That Mr. Ball the Clerk of the Cheque do attend this House To-morrow, with the Minutes of the Council of Greenwich Hospital respecting the Punishment of John Glass.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 14o Maii 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Oxon.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Bridgewater.
Dux Montagu.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Harrowby.

PRAYERS.

Wine Drawback Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting a Drawback of the Duties imposed by an Act of the last Session of Parliament, upon all Foreign Wines exported from Great Britain, to any British Colony or Plantation in America, or to any British Settlement in the East Indies."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Pembroke Gaol Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a New Gaol and House of Correction for the County of Pembroke."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Lancaster Duchy Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Chancellor and Council of the Duchy of Lancaster to sell and dispose of certain Fee Farm Rents, and other Rents, to enfranchise Copy hold and Customary Tenements, within their Survey, and to encourage the Growth of Timber on Lands held of the said Duchy."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Calverton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, Forest and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Calverton, in the County of Nottingham."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Lantzissent Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading to the Town of Lantrissent, and also the Road leading from Newbridge to a Place called The Old Furnace, all in the County of Glamorgan."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Kilburn Bridge Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of several Acts of Parliament, made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, the Eighth Year of King George the First, and the Twenty-second Year of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road leading from Kilburn Bridge, in the County of Middlesex, to Sparrow's Herne, in the County of Hertford."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bristol Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and repairing several Roads round the City of Bristol."

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 Seven preceding Bills.

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

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

Browne against Richards:

Upon reading the Petition of John Richards, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Richard Browne Esquire is Plaintiff, setting forth, "That the Plaintiff has not assigned Errors within the Time limited by their Lordships Standing Order;" and therefore praying, "That the said Writ of Error may be Non-pros'd with such Costs, as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

Writ of Error Non-pros'd with Costs.

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

Indemnity Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace, or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to law, or having been stamped, having been lost or mislaid, and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; and to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Assidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Melksham Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, the Road from the Turnpike Road at the Bottom of Shaw Hill, in the Parish of Melksham, through Googes Lane, Corsham, Biddestone and West Yatton, to the Turnpike Road at Upper Combe, in the Parish of Castle Combe, in the County of Wilts;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

St. Michael's Coventry Tithes Bill:

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing certain Payments to be made to the Vicar of the Parish of Saint Michael, in the City of Coventry, for the Time being, in lieu of Ttihes; and for repealing so much of an Act of the Fourth and Fifth of Philip and Mary, as relates to the Payment of Tithes in the said Parish;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

King's Consent signified to it.

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

Dursley Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending the Road from the Nine Mile Stone on the Bristol Road, at or near a Place called The Clay Pits, to or near the Chapel at Stone; and also the Roads to and near Berkeley, Dursley, Wotton under Edge, Stroud and Sodbury; and several other Roads in the Counties of Gloucester and Wilts."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Richmond.
D. Grafton.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Chandos.
D. Dorset.
D. Bridgewater.
D. Montagu.
M. Rockingham.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Pembroke.
E. Exeter.
E. Denbigh.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Sandwich.
E. Essex.
E. Carlisle.
E. Abingdon.
E. Jersey.
E. Poulet.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Loudoun.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Ferrers.
E. Effingham.
E. Harcourt.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Bathurst.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Hereford.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Townshend.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Le Despencer.
L. Abergavenny.
L. De Ferrars.
L. Clifton.
L. Osborne.
L. Onslow.
L. Cadogan.
L. King.
L. Montfort.
L. Sandys.
L. Fortescue.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Wycombe.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Pelham.
L. Beaulieu.
L. Ducie.
L. Camden.
L. Digby.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
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.

Ecclesall Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Commons, Moors and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Township of Ecclesall, in the Parish of Sheffield, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

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

Tower Hamlet's Small Debts Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining, amending, and rendering more effectual an Act, passed in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Tower Hamlets."

Navigation Act, Amendment of, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain so much of an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, intituled, An Act for the encouraging and encreasing of Shipping and Navigation," as relates to the Importation into this Kingdom, and other His Majesty's Dominions, of Goods and Commodities of the Growth or Production of Africa, Asia or America, which are manufactured in Foreign Parts; for preventing Masters of Ships removing their Vessels out of the Stream, except to the lawful Quays in the Port of London, before the Goods are discharged, or their Vessels are cleared by the proper Officers, inwards or outwards; and for allowing the Officers of the Customs and Excise to make use of Lights on board Ships in the Haven, Dock or Bason, at the Port of Kingston upon Hull."

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

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

Judges Salaries Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further Augmentation of the Salaries of the Puisne Justices of the Courts of King's Bench and Common Pleas, and of the Barons of the Coif of the Court of Exchequer at Westminster," be read a Second Time on Wednesday the 26th Day of this Instant May; and the Lords summoned.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

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

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Sir Lawrence Dundas Baronet, is Appellant, and Patrick Honeyman of Grœmsay, and others, are Respondents, which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to the Second Cause Day after the Recess; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 17o Maii 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Oxon.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Bridgewater.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Montagu.
March. Lothian.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Harrowby.

PRAYERS.

Dursley Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending the Road from the Nine Mile Stone on the Bristol Road, at or near a Place called The Clay Pits, to or near the Chapel at Stone; and also the Roads to and near Berkeley, Dursley, Wotton under Edge, Stroud and Sodbury; and several other Roads in the Counties of Gloucester and Wilts," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ecclesall Enclosure Bill.

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

Sewell's Divorce Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon 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."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Navigation Act, Amendment of, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain so much of an Act, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, intituled, "An Act for the encouraging and encreasing of Shipping and Navigation," as relates to the Importation into this Kingdom, and other His Majesty's Dominions, of Goods and Commodities of the Growth or Production of Africa, Asia or America, which are manufactured in foreign Parts; for preventing Masters of Ships removing their Vessels out of the Stream, except to the lawful Quays, in the Port of London, before the Goods are discharged, or their Vessels are cleared by the proper Officers inwards or outwards; and for allowing the Officers of the Customs and Excise to make use of Lights on board Ships in the Haven, Dock or Bason, at the Port of Kingston upon Hull."

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."

Sealy's Divorce Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon 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."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Indemnity Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace, or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnity Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or having been stamped have been lost or mislaid, and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; and to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors."

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.

Tower Hamlet's Small Debts Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining, amending and rendering more effectual, an Act passed in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Tower Hamlets."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Richmond.
D. Grafton.
D. Bolton.
D. Queensberry.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Chandos.
D. Dorset.
D. Bridgewater.
D. Northumberland.
D. Montagu.
M. Lothian.
M. Rockingham.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Pembroke.
E. Exeter.
E. Denbigh.
E. Winchilsed.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Sandwich.
E. Essex.
E. Carlisle.
E. Abingdon.
E. Plymouth.
E. Jersey.
E. Poulet.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Loudoun.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Ferrers.
E. Aylesford.
E. Sussex.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Effingham.
E. Harrington.
E. Harcourt.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Bathurst.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
V. Hereford.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Townshend.
V. Stormont.
V. Bolingbroke.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Le Despencer.
L. Abergavenny.
L. De Ferrars.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Clifton.
L. Osborne.
L. Onslow.
L. Cadogan.
L. Sandys.
L. Fortescue.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Wycombe.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Pelham.
L. Ducie.
L. Camden.
L. Digby.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Rivers.
L. Harrowby.

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

Hasland Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Hasland, in the County of Derby;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Distillers Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually preventing Frauds by private Distillers. and for the better securing the Duties on Low Wines and Spirits;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Evenly Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Field and Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Evenly, otherwise Bury Manor, in the County of Northampton;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Melksham Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, the Road from the Turnpike Road at the Bottom of Shaw Hill, in the Parish of Melksham, through Googes Lane, Corsham, Biddestone and West Yatton. to the Turnpike Road at Upper Combe, in the Parish of Castle Combe, in the County of Wilts."

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

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

Greenwich Hospital Enquiry proceeded in.

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

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Ordered, That the Lords be summoned to attend the House on Thursday the 27th of this instant May, to take into further Consideration the Enquiry into the Management of Greenwich Hospital; and that the several Witnesses who were ordered to attend this Day, do then attend.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 18o Maii 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Northumberland.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Ponsonby.

PRAYERS.

Bills passed by Commission.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

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

Who being come with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

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

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

GEORGE R.

George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our Trusty and Well-beloved the Knights, Citizens and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting. Whereas We have seen and perfectly understood divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, and 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 the further Relief of Protestant Dissenting Ministers and School-masters." "An Act to repeal so much of several Acts of Parliament, as prohibit the Growth and Produce of Tobacco in Ireland; and to permit the Importation of Tobacco of the Growth and Produce of that Kingdom into Great Britain, under the like Duties and Regulations as Tobacco of the Growth of the British Colonies in America, is permitted to be imported." "An Act for granting a Bounty upon the Importation into this Kingdom of Hemp of the Growth of the Kingdom of Ireland, for a limited Time." "An Act for granting a Drawback of the Duties imposed by an Act of the last Session of Parliament, upon all foreign Wines exported from Great Britain to any British Colony or Plantation in America, or to any British Settlement in the East Indies." "An Act to enable the Chancellor and Council of the Duchy of Lancaster, to sell and dispose of certain Fee Farm Rents, and other Rents, and to enfranchise Copyhold and Customary Tene ments within their Survey, and to encourage the Growth of Timber on Lands held of the said Duchy." "An Act for altering the Times of holding the Martinmas and Candlemas Terms, in the Court of Exchequer in Scotland." "An Act for better securing the Duties on Starch." "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Soake of Horncastle and Wapentakes of Wraggoe and Gartree, (except the Parish of Great Sturton) and within the Wapentakes of Louth Eske, Ludborough and Calceworth, and Parishes of Wrangle, Leake, Leverton, Benington, Butterwick, Freiston and Fishtost, in the Hundred of Skirbeck, in the County of Lincoln." "An Act for building a new Gaol and House of Correction for the County of Pembroke." 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." "An Act for erecting a Market House, and regulating the Markets within the Borough of Bridgewater, in the County of Somerset; and for paving, cleansing, lighting and watching the Streets, Lanes and other public Passages and Places, within the said Borough." "An Act for paving, repairing, cleansing and lighting the Town and Borough of Burton upon Trent, in the County of Stafford; and for removing and preventing Obstructions and Annoyances therein." "An Act to enable the Trustees for putting in Execution an Act of the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for building a Bridge at Worcester over the River Severn, and for opening convenient Avenues to the said Bridge, to finish and complete the said Bridge, and to carry the Purposes of the said Act into Execution." "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 King George the Second, for repairing the Road from the City of Carlisle, in the County of Cumberland, to the Market and Sea Port Town of Workington, in the said County, so far as the same relates to the Road between the Town of Cockermouth and Workington aforesaid." "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from the Fast End of Brough under Stainmore, in the County of Westmoreland, by the End of Appleby Bridge to Eamont Bridge, in the said County." "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 to 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." "An Act for reducing into one Act of Parliament the several Laws now in Force, for repairing the Road leading from the Town or Village of Tittensor, to the most Northern Part of Talk on the Hill in Butt Lane, in the County of Stafford; and for repairing the Road from Darlastone Bridge over Tittensor Heath, through the Town or Village of Tittensor aforesaid." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for widening and repairing the High Road leading from Heron Syke, which divides the Counties of Lancaster and Westmorland, to the Town of Kirkby in Kendal; and from the said Town of Kirkby in Kendal, through the Town of Shapp, to Emont Bridge, in the said County of Westmoreland." 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 Tow nof 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 Gonway, 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 Ruthin, in the County of Denbigh, to the Town of Mold, in the County of Flint." "An Act for making and repairing several Roads round the City of Bristol." "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of several Acts of Parliament, made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, the Eighth Year of King George the First, and the Twenty-second Year of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road leading from Kilburn Bridge, in the County of Middlesex, to Sparrow's Herne, in the County of Hertford." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading to the Town of Lantrissent, and also the Road leading from Newbridge to a Place called The Old Furnace, all in the County of Glamorgan." "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." "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." 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." 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." "An Act for Sale of Part of the Settled Estates of Henry Scourfield Esquire, situate in the County of Brecon, and for purchasing other Estates in the County of Pembroke, to be settled in lieu thereof, to the same Uses." "An Act for vesting in Trustees, and their Heirs, the Settled Estate of John Tempest Esquire, situate in the County of Kent, in Trust, to sell the same; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale, in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in lieu thereof, to the same Uses." "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, Croston and Newland, in the County of Southampton; and for other Purposes therein mentioned." "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." "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." "An Act for vesting certain Estates in the Counties of Carmarthen, Brecon and Radnor, (devised by the Will of Roderick Gwynne Esquire, deceased) in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising therefrom, in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses." "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." "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Tract of Common or Waste Ground called Lower Darwen Moor, in the Parish of Blackburn, in the County Palatine of Lancaster." "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing, the several Open and Common Fields, Moors, Commons and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Irthington, in the County of Cumberland." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures and other Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Claxton, otherwise Long Clawson, in the County of Leicester." "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." An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, Moors and Waste Lands and Grounds, within the Manor and Township or Amcotts, in the Parish of Althorpe, in the County of Lincoln." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds in the Manor of Ashover, in the County of Derby." An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows and other Commonable Lands, in the Manor and Hamlet of Dean, in the Parish of Spelsbury, in the County of Oxford." "An Act for dividing, enclosing and allotting, certain Commonable and Waste Lands called Acton Common, Marlepit Common and Cock Shute, within the Parish of Iron Acton, in the County of Gloucester." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields of Leire, in the County of Leicester." "An Act for dividing and enclosing that Part of the Common or Waste Ground called Kingswood, which lies in the Parish of Stapleton, in the County of Gloucester." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows and Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Parish of Clifford Chambers, in the County of Gloucester." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Waste Lands and Commonable Places, within the Parishes and Liberties of Bierton and Hulcot, in the County of Bucks." "An Act for confirming and establishing a Division and Enclosure of the Common or Open Fields and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Mildenhall, in the County of Wilts, and certain Exchanges of Lands and Estates within the said Parish." "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Market Raisin, in the County of Lincoln." "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows and Common Pastures, lying and being within the Manors, Lordships or Liberties of Kibworth Beauchamp, Kibworth Harcourt and Smeeton Westerby, in the Parish of Kibworth Beauchamp, in the County of Leicester." "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures and Waste Lands, of and within the Manor, Lordship or Liberties of Little Bowden, in the County of Northampton." An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Commons and other Commonable Lands, within the Tything of Elcot, in the Parish of Kintbury, in the County of Berks." "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Commons and Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Parish of Speen, in the County of Berks." "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common or Waste Ground called Oulton Heath, in the Parish of Stone, in the County of Stafford." "An Act for dividing and allotting the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Waste Lands and Commonable Places, in the Manor and Parish of Wanborough, in the County of Wilts." "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the Parish of Kislingbury, in the County of Northampton." "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 Manors and Parishes of Milton otherwise Middleton, Malsor and Collingtree otherwise Collingtrough, in the County of Northampton." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows and other Commonable and Waste Lands of Idbury, Bowld and Foscott, within the Manor and Parish of Idbury, in the County of Oxford." An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, Forest and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Calverton, in the County of Nottingham." "An Act for making the Exemplification of the last Will and Testament of Mary Edwards, deceased, Evidence in all the Courts of Law and Equity in Great Britain and Ireland." An Act for naturalizing Peter Daillé Bonnevaux." An Act for naturalizing John Sollon." "An Act for naturalizing James Charnaud." 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 Seventeenth Day of May, 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."

"1. An Act for the further Relief of Protestant Dissenting Ministers and School-masters."

"2. An Act to repeal so much of several Acts of Parliament, as prohibit the Growth and Produce of Tobacco in Ireland; and to permit the Importation of Tobacco of the Growth and Produce of that Kingdom into Great Britain, under the like Duties and Regulations, as Tobacco of the Growth of the British Colonies in America is permitted to be imported."

"3. An Act for granting a Bounty upon the Importation into this Kingdom of Hemp, of the Growth of the Kingdom of Ireland, for a limited Time."

"4. An Act for granting a Drawback of the Duties, imposed by an Act of the last Session of Parliament, upon all foreign Wines exported from Great Britain to any British Colony or Plantation in America, or to any British Settlement in the East Indies."

"5. An Act to enable the Chancellor and Council of the Duchy of Lancaster, to sell and dispose of certain Fee Farm Rents, and other Rents, and to enfranchise Copyhold and Customary Tenements, within their Survey, and to encourage the Growth of Timber on Lands held of the said Duchy."

"6. An Act for altering the Times of holding the Martinmas and Candlemas Terms, in the Court of Exchequer in Scotland."

"7. An Act for better securing the Duties on Starch."

"8. An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts, within the Soake of Horncastle and Wapentakes of Wraggoe and Gartree, (except the Parish of Great Sturton) and within the Wapentakes of Louth Eske, Ludborough and Calceworth, and Parishes of Wrangle, Leake, Leverton, Benington, Butterwick, Freiston and Fishtost, in the Hundred of Skirbeck, in the County of Lincoln."

"9. An Act for Building a new Gaol and House of Correction for the County of Pembroke."

"10. An Act to explain, amend and render more effectual, an Act passed in the Seventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "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, Swassham, 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."

"11. An Act for erecting a Market House and regulating the Markets, within the Borough of Bridgewater, in the County of Somerset; and for paving, cleansing, lighting and watching the Streets, Lanes and other publick Passages and Places, within the said Borough."

"12. An Act for paving, repairing, cleansing and lighting the Town and Borough of Burton-upon-Trent, in the County of Stafford; and for removing and preventing Obstructions and Annoyances therein."

"13. An Act to enable the Trustees for putting in Execution an Act of the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for building a Bridge at Worcester over the River Severn, and for opening convenient Avenues to the said Bridge, to finish and complete the said Bridge, and to carry the Purposes of the said Act into Execution."

"14. 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 King George the Second, for repairing the Road from the City of Carlisle, in the County of Cumberland, to the Market and Sea Port Town of Workington, in the said County, so far as the same relates to the Road between the Town of Cockermouth and Workington aforesaid."

"15. An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from the East End of Brough under Stainmore, in the County of Westmoreland, by the End of Appleby Bridge to Eamont Bridge, in the said County.

"16. 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 to 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."

"17. An Act for reducing into one Act of Parliament the several Laws now in force, for repairing the Road leading from the Town or Village of Tittensor to the most Northern Part of Talk on the Hill, in Butt Lane, in the County of Stafford; and for repairing the Road from Darlastone Bridge over Tittensor Heath, through the Town or Village of Tittensor aforesaid.

"18. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for widening and repairing the High Road leading from Heron Syke, which divides the Counties of Lancaster and Westmorland, to the Town of Kirkby in Kendal; and from the said Town of Kirkby in Kendal, through the Town of Shapp to Emont Bridge, in the said County of Westmoreland."

"19. 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 Ruthin, in the County of Denbigh, to the Town of Mold, in the County of Flint."

"20. An Act for making and repairing several Roads round the City of Bristol."

"21. An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of several Acts of Parliament, made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, the Eighth Year of King George the First, and the Twenty-second Year of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road leading from Kilburn Bridge, in the County of Middlesex, to Sparrow's Herne, in the County of Hertford."

"22. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading to the Town of Lantrissent, and also the Road leading from Newbridge, to a Place called The Old Furnace, all in the County of Glamorgan."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"23. 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."

"24. 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."

"25. 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."

"26. An Act for Sale of the next Presentations to certain Livings, late the Estates of Sir Grissith Boynton Baronet, deceased, for Payment of his Debts; and for substituting other Parts of his Estates to be charged with his younger Childrens Fortunes, in lieu of those by his Will charged therewith; and for other Purposes."

"27. An Act for Sale of Part of the Settled Estates of Henry Scourfield Esquire, situate in the County of Brecon, and for purchasing other Estates in the County of Pembroke, to be settled in lieu thereof, to the same Uses."

"28. An Act for vesting in Trustees, and their Heirs, the Settled Estate of John Tempest Esquire, situate in the County of Kent, in Trust, to sell the same; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale, in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in lieu thereof, to the same Uses."

"29. 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, Croston and Newland, in the County of Southampton; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"30. 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."

"31. 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 Lifetime, Part of their Portions provided for them by the Settlement, but thereby not made payable till after his Decease."

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

"33. 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."

"34. An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Tract of Common or Waste Ground called Lower Darwen Moor, in the Parish of Blackburn, in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

"35. An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the several Open and Common Fields, Moors, Commons and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Irthington, in the County of Cumberland."

"36. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures and other Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Claxton, otherwise Long Clawson, in the County of Leicester."

"37. 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."

"38. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, Moors and Waste Lands and Grounds, within the Manor and Township of Amcotts, in the Parish of Althorpe, in the County of Lincoln."

"39. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds in the Manor of Ashover, in the County of Derby."

"40. An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows and other Commonable Lands, in the Manor and Hamlet of Dean, in the Parish of Spelsbury, in the County of Oxford."

"41. An Act for dividing, enclosing and allotting, certain Commonable and Waste Lands called Acton Common, Marlepit Common and Cock Shute, within the Parish of Iron Acton, in the County of Gloucester."

"42. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields of Leire, in the County of Leicester.

"43. An Act for dividing and enclosing that Part of the Common or Waste Ground called Kingswood, which lies in the Parish of Stapleton, in the County of Gloucester."

"44. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows and Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Parish of Clifford Chambers, in the County of Gloucester."

"45. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Waste Lands and Commonable Places, within the Parishes and Liberties of Bierton and Hulcott, in the County of Bucks."

"46. An Act for confirming and establishing a Division and Enclosure of the Common or Open Fields and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Mildenhall, in the County of Wilts, and certain Exchanges of Lands and Estates within the said Parish."

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

"48. An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows and Common Pastures, lying and being within the Manors, Lordships or Liberties of Kibworth Beauchamp, Kibworth Harcourt and Smeeton Westerby, in the Parish of Kibworth Beauchamp, in the County of Leicester."

"49. An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures and Waste Lands, of and within the Manor, Lordship or Liberties of Little Bowden, in the County of Northampton."

"50. An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Commons and other Commonable Lands, within the Tything of Elcot, in the Parish of Kintbury, in the County of Berks."

"51. An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Commons and Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Parish of Speen, in the County of Berks."

"52. An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common or Waste Ground called Oulton Heath, in the Parish of Stone, in the County of Stafford."

"53. An Act for dividing and allotting the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Waste Lands and Commonable Places, in the Manor and Parish of Wanborough, in the County of Wilts."

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

"55. 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 Manors and Parishes of Milton otherwise Middleton, Malsor and Collingtree otherwise Collingtrough, in the County of Northampton."

"56. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows and other Commonable and Waste Lands of Idbury, Bowld and Foscott, within the Manor and Parish of Idbury, in the County of Oxford."

"57. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, Forest and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Calverton, in the County of Nottingham."

"58. An Act for making the Exemplification of the last Will and Testament of Mary Edwards, deceased, Evidence in all the Courts of Law and Equity in Great Britain and Ireland."

"59. An Act for naturalizing Peter Daillé Bonnevaux."

"60. An Act for naturalizing John Sellon."

"61. An Act for naturalizing James Charnaud.

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Scotch Forfeited Estates, Commissioners Report, delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Rowe from the Treasury attended;"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar;

3d August 1778.

Report of the Commissioners and Trustees for managing the annexed Forfeited Estates in Scotland, to the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, which, by an Act of the 25th Year of His late Majesty's Reign, is directed to be laid before both Houses of Parliament."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Melksham Road Bill,

The Earl of Abercorn reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, the Road from the Turnpike Road at the Bottom of Shaw Hill, in the Parish of Melksham, through Googes Lane, Corsham, Biddestone and West Yatton, to the Turnpike Road at Upper Combe, in the Parish of Castle Combe, in the County of Wilts," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Sewell's Divorce Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House, to 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."

And the same being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

Sealy's Divorce Bill:

Moved, "That 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;" be now read the Third Time."

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

Then the following Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Bill:

Pr. 2. L. 34. "Leave out ("henceforth"), and insert ("the First Day of June 1779")

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Anguish and Mr. Montague:

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

Navigation Act, Amendment of, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain so much of an Act, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, intituled, An Act for the encouraging and encreasing of Shipping and Navigation," as relates to the Importation into this Kingdom, and other His Majesty's Dominions, of Goods and Commodities of the Growth or Production of Africa, Asia or America, which are manufactured in Foreign Parts; for preventing Masters of Ships removing their Vessels out of the Stream, except to the lawful Quays, in the Port of London, before the Goods are discharged, or their Vessels are cleared by the proper Officers inwards or outwards; and for allowing the Officers of the Customs and Excise to make use of Lights on board Ships in the Haven, Dock or Bason, at the Port of Kingston upon Hull."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ecclesall Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Commons, Moors and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Township of Ecclesall, in the Parish of Shesfield, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Dursley Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending the Road from the Nine Mile Stone on the Bristol Road, at or near a Place called The Clay Pits, to or near the Chapel at Stone; and also the Roads to and near Berkeley, Dursley, Wotton under Edge, Stroud and Sodbury; and several other Roads in the Counties of Gloucester and Wilts."

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, sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

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

Messages from H. C. to return L. Carmarthen's Divorce Bill;

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir George Savile, and others:

To return the 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;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same with one Amendment, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence."

and Persehowse's Bill.

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

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

Greenwich Hospital, Account of Officers Attendances, delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Ball from Greenwich Hospital attended;"

He was called in; and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Order of the 13th of this Instant May;

An Account of the Attendances of the several Officers who compose the Council of the Royal Hospital at Greenwich, from the 1st of January 1773, to the 31st of August 1778."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Distillers Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually preventing Frauds by private Distillers, and for the better securing the Duties on Low Wines and Spirits."

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 Friday next.

L. Carmarthen's Divorce Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendment made by the Commons, to the 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."

And the same being read Three Times by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House: And,

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers, to acquaint them therewith.

Indemnity Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace, or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or having been stamped, have been lost or mislaid, and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; and to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors."

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."

Lace Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent Abuses in the Payment of Wages to Persons employed in the Bone and Thread Lace Manufactory;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Trinity (Coventry) Tythes Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Roger Newdigate, and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better providing of a Maintenance for the Vicar of the Parish of the Trinity, in the City of Coventry;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Corsham Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term of an Act, of the Thirtieth Year of His late Majesty, for amending, widening, making commodious and keeping in Repair, the Road from The Cross Keys, otherwise Brickers Barn, in the Parish of Corsham, in the County of Wilts, to Bath Easton Bridge, in the County of Somerset;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Evenly Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Field, and Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Evenly, otherwise Bury Manor, in the County of Northampton."

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

D. Northumberland.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L.Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Clifton.
L. King.
L. Ponsonby.

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

Sir L. Dundas's Estate Bill.

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

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

1 Not in the List of the Lords present this Day.