House of Lords Journal Volume 35
May 1779 21-30

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May 1779 21-30

DIE Veneris, 21o Maii 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Portland.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Oxford.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.

PRAYERS.

D. Bucclough's Estate Bill.

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

Evenly Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Field, and Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Evenly, otherwise Bury Manor, in the County of Northampton," was committed.

Post Horse Duty Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on Licences to be taken out by all Persons letting Horses to hire for travelling in the Manner therein mentioned; and certain Duties on all Horses let to hire for the Purposes of travelling Post, and by Time; and upon certain Carriages therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Convicts Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend the Laws relating to the Transportation, Imprisonment and other Punishment of certain Offenders;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Ordered, That the last mentioned Bill be printed.

Chisledon Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Lee River Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for preserving the Navigation of the River Lee, in the Counties of Hertford, Essex and Middlesex;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Pilchard Fishery Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for taking off the Duty upon all Salt used in the curing of Pilchards, and laying a proportionable Duty upon all Pilchards consumed at Home only;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Sewell's Divorce Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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. Montagu:

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

Indemnity Bill:

Hodie 3a 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 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Melksham Road Bill.

Hodie 3a 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."

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 the former Messengers:

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

Message from H. C. to return Rous's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Trustees the Timber and Wood growing upon the Estate late belonging to Thomas Rous Esquire, deceased, in the County of Worcester, in Trust, to sell the same, and apply the Monies arising therefrom, towards discharging certain Incumbrances affecting the said Estate; and for the other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Corsham Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

Ld. President.
D. Bolton.
D. Portland.
E. Abercorn.
E. Oxford.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Falmouth.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.

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

Lace Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent Abuses in the Payment of Wages to Persons employed in the Bone and Thread Lace Manufactory."

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 Wednesday next.

Listillers Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually preventing Frauds by private Distillers, and for the better securing the Duties on Low Wines and Spirits."

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."

St. Michael's (Coventry) Tythes Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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 Tythes; and for repealing so much of an Act of the Fourth and Fifth of Philip and Mary, as relates to the Payment of Tythes in the said Parish."

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

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

Trinity (Coventry) Tythes Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better providing of a Maintenance for the Vicar of the Parish of the Trinity, in the City of Coventry."

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.

King's Consent 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."

Cotton Wool Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Adam Fergusson and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for discontinuing the Duties on Cotton Wool, the Growth and Product of the British Colonies or Plantations in America, exported from this Kingdom;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Messages from H. C. to return Nicoll's Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Estates of the late John Nicoll of Bolton, in the County of York, Esquire, for Payment of his Debts;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Sir W. Dalston's Estate Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir James Lowther, and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for appointing new Trustees in the Place of those deceased, for Sale of so much of the Estates, late of Sir William Dalston Knight, as will be sufficient for the Payment of his Debts and Legacies, by his Will charged thereon;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

The House proceeded to take the said Amendments into Consideration.

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 26o Maii 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Portland.
Dux Chandos.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Rivers.

PRAYERS

St. Michael's (Coventry) Tythes Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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 Tythes; and for repealing so much of an Act of the Fourth and Fifth of Philip and Mary, as relates to the Payment of Tythes in the said Parish," 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."

Trinity (Coventry) Tythes Bill.

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

Corsham Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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 Bricker's Barn, in the Parish of Corsham, in the County of Wilts, to Bath Easton Bridge, in the County of Somerset," was committed.

D.Buccleugh's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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. Pepys and Mr. Hett:

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

Distillers Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Evenly Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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 the former Messengers:

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

Lace Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent Abuses in the Payment of Wages, to Persons employed in the Bone and Thread Lace Manufactory."

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."

Post Horse Duty Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on Licences to be taken out by all Persons letting Horses to hire for travelling in the Manner therein mentioned; and certain Duties on all Horses let to hire for the Purposes of travelling Post, and by Time; and upon certain Carriages therein mentioned."

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.

Lee River Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for preserving the Navigation of the River Lee, in the Counties of Hertford, Essex and Middlesex."

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

Ld. President.
D. Richmond.
D. Beaufort.
D. Bolton.
D. Portland.
D. Chandos.
M. Rockingham.
E. Abingdon.
E. Abercorn.
E. Oxford.
E. Aylesford.
E. Kerr.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Effingham.
E. Harcourt.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Radnor.
E. Bathurst.
E. Clarendon.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. De Ferrars.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Godolphin.
L. Edgcumbe.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.
L. Rivers.

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.

Chisledon Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures and other Commonable Lands, Meadows and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Chisledon, 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 on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Pilchard Fishery Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for taking off the Duty upon all Salt used in the curing of Pilchards, and laying a proportionable Duty upon all Pilchards consumed at Home only."

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.

Cotton Wool Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for discontinuing the Duties on Cotton Wool, the Growth and Product of the British Colonies or Plantations in America, exported from this Kingdom."

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.

Judges Salaries Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of 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;" and for the Lords to be summoned;

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

Moved, "That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House on Monday next."

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Clerk of Assize Bill.

The Duke of Richmond presented to the House, a Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing the Sale of the Office of Clerk of Assize."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Friday next; and the Lords summoned.

Ludlow Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for reviving and continuing the Term, and varying the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of His late Majesty, for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from the Market House and elsewhere, in the Town of Ludlow, in the County of Salop; and for amending and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from the Turnpike or Side Gate in the Parish of Ashford Bowdler, to the Turnpike Road on the Clee Hill, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Grimston Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the whole Year Lands and Brecks, Common Fields, Half Year Lands and Heaths, and Commons and Commonable and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Grimston, in the County of Norfolk;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Darsingham Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the several whole Year Lands, Common Fields, Half Year Lands, Shack Meadows and Heaths, and other Commons, Waste and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Darsingham otherwise Dersingham, in the County of Norfolk;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Morland Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons or Moors and Waste Grounds, within the Manor or Lordship of Morland, in the Parish of Morland, in the County of Westmorland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Convicts, Act to continue Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for further continuing for a limited Time, an Act made in the Sixteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act to authorize for a limited Time the Punishment by hard Labour of Offenders, who for certain Crimes, are or shall become liable to be transported to any of His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Bromfeild'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 Charles Bromfeild with Ann Broom his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and for the Lords to be summoned; and for hearing Counsel for and against the same;

Counsel were accordingly called in: And Mr. Hardinge appearing as Counsel for the Bill, and Mr. Wilson appearing as Counsel for Mrs. Bromfeild;

John Burton was called, in order to prove Service of the Order for the said Second Reading; and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That he served Mrs. Bromfeild personally, at her Lodgings at Mr. Lowe's Lemon Street, Goodman's Fields, on the 19th of March last, with the Order of this House, for the Second Reading of the Bill, and at the same Time delivered to her a true Copy of the Bill." Being asked, "if he delivered to her any Message?" said, "not; and that upon his serving Mrs. Bromfeild with the Order, she said, "it was very well;" and that was all."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then the said Bill was read a Second Time.

Then Mr. Wilson was heard in relation to the Petition of Mrs. Bromfeild, praying that a Provision might be made for her in the Bill, and that Money might be allowed her to enable her to make her Defence, which was presented to the House on the 22d Day of April last, and then ordered to lie on the Table.

The said Petition was then read.

Ordered, That Mrs. Bromfeild be at Liberty to be heard by her Counsel, to make her Defence against the said Bill.

Then Mr. Hardinge was heard in Support of the Bill, and to make out the Allegations thereof; and in order to prove the Marriage, called John Wilson, who being sworn, acquainted the House, "That Mr. and Mrs. Bromfeild were married at Covent Garden Church in July 1771, and that he was present at the said Marriage." Being asked, "if he knew Mr. Bromfeild?" said, "Yes; that he knew him a few Days before he was married."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then John Burton was called in, and being sworn, produced an Extract from the Register of Marriages of the Parish of Saint Paul Covent Garden, and declaring, that the same was a true Copy, he having examined it with the Original;" the same was read, whereby it appeared, that Mr. and Mrs. Bromfeild were married at the said Parish Church, on the 26th Day of July 1771.

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 in the said Court, of the 5th of December 1778, against the said Mrs. Bromfeild for Adultery; and the same was read. Being examined in relation to the Proceedings in the said Court, said, "That a Citation was issued in February 1774; that Mrs. Bromfeild appeared by her Proctor on the 26th of the same February, and that a Proxy for Mr. Bromfeild was prayed for on the same Day; and that the Proxy was returned in Trinity Term 1776." Mr. Holman then produced the Original Proxy.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Edward Lowndes was called in, and being sworn and examined, acquainted the House, "That he knows Mr. Bromfeild; that he saw him in China in May 1777; that they failed together from China on the 1st of December 1777, and that they arrived at Portsmouth together in August 1778."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then John Smith was called in, and being sworn and examined, acquainted the House, "That on the 28th of December 1773, Mr. Bromfeild's Father applied to him to go to an House in Long Acre called the Royal Bagnio; that he accordingly went and enquired for a Mrs. Bromfeild, describing her; that the Landlord of the House said she was there with a Gentleman up Stairs; that he, the Witness, and a Mr. Barnett went up into the Room, and there saw Mrs. Bromfeild in Bed with a Gentleman; that she seemed much frightened, and that the Gentleman jumped out of Bed in his Shirt, and went to Mr. Barnett, and threatened him; that Mr. Barnett then went to the Bed, and having undrawn the Curtains, he saw Mrs. Bromfeild naked in the Bed; that the Gentleman's Name was Warrington; that he saw him naked in his Shirt, talking to Mr. Barnett." Being asked, "how he came to know the Gentleman's Name was Warrington?" said, "that he knew him, having seen him at Mr. Vassell's, with whose Butler he was acquainted; that they then left the Room." Being cross-examined by Mr. Wilson as to what Fortune Mr. Bromfeild's Father might be supposed to be possessed of? said, "That he knows Mr. Bromfeild junior is his only Son; that he knows nothing about his Fortune, he living with him only as his Servant." Being asked, "if he lived with Mr. Brcomfeild Senior now? said, "no; that he went to live with him in 1771, and staid with him Three Years; that he lived with him when his Son married; that he knows Mrs. Bromfeild; that she and Mr. Bromfeild junior lived together in Duff Court; that Mr. Bromfeild's Father did not receive her as his Daughter; that he, the Witness, and Mr. Barnett went to the Bagnio in Long Acre by Mr. Bromfeild senior's Order; that the Landlord of the House gave them Leave to go up, and shewed them the Door; that Mr. Bromfeild senior, when he sent him there, did not say who the Gentleman was he suspected, but to see who he could catch Mrs. Bromfeild with; that he never heard that Mr. Bromfeild junior made any Provision for his Wife when he left her; that he thinks it was in November 1773, when he went away, and that it was on the 28th of December following, when he caught her in Bed at the Bagnio."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Richard Barnett, Hosier, was called in, and being sworn and examined, acquainted the House, That Mr. Bromfeild's Father, whom he has known for Sixteen Years, desired him on the 28th of December 1773, to go to Long Acre and enquire for his Son's Wife, saying, that she was a bad Woman, and that there was an House there, which she used; that he went to the House and enquired for Mrs. Bromfeild; that he went into the Room where she was, with a Candle in his Hand, and going to the Feet of the Bed and opening the Curtains, he saw a Woman's Cloaths and a Gentleman's lying at the Feet of the Bed; that he saw Mrs. Bromfeild and a Gentleman naked in Bed together; that the Gentleman jumped out of Bed in his Shirt, and talked to him, the Witness, in a very angry Manner; that he desired him to be pacified, as they were going to leave the Room; that he thinks it was the Waiter who shewed them to the Room; that he knew Mrs. Bromfeild Three Months before this happened; that he used to go often to the King's Bench to Mr. and Mrs. Bromfeild, where they lived together; that he can't tell when they were married; that Mr. Bromfeild's Father took no Notice of his Son's Wife; that he never saw any Thing wrong in her Behaviour, but has heard of it; that Mr. Bromfeild junior, when he went away, left her without any Provision whatsoever."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then John Wilson was again called in, and being asked, What he knew relating to Mrs. Bromfeild's Conduct?" said, "That he knew her but Three Days before she was married to Mr. Bromfeild; that he knew nothing about her Conduct before or after her Marriage."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then in order to prove the Death of Mr. Warrington, the Gentleman who was caught in Bed with Mrs. Bromfeild at the Bagnio in Long Acre, Nicholas Warrington was called in, and being sworn, acquainted the House, That his Brother, the said Mr. Warrington, died on the 25th of February 1775."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Wilson, Counsel for Mrs. Bromfeild, was heard in Support of her Petition to the House, praying, That some Provision might be made in the Bill for her Support, and a Sum of Money allowed her to pay the Expences of her present Application."

Mr. Hardinge was heard to reply.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of this Bill be adjourned to Friday next.

Causes put off.

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

Dumergue's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That 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," which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Friday next, and the Lords summoned; and that the several Persons who were ordered to attend this Day, do then attend.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 27o Maii 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bangor.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Montagu.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Rivers.

PRAYERS.

Post Horse Duty Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on Licences, to be taken out by all Persons letting Horses to Hire for travelling in the Manner therein mentioned; and certain Duties on all Horses let to Hire for the Purposes of travelling Post and by Time; and upon certain Carriages therein mentioned."

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."

Pilchard Fishery Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for taking off the Duty upon all Salt used in the curing of Pilchards, and laying a proportionable Duty upon all Pilchards consumed at Home only."

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."

Cotton Wool Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for discontinuing the Duties on Cotton Wool, the Growth and Product of the British Colonies or Plantations in America, exported from this Kingdom."

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."

Convicts, Act to continue Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for further continuing, for a limited Time, an Act made in the Sixteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to authorize, for a limited Time, the Punishment, by hard Labour, of Offenders, who for certain Crimes are or shall become liable to be transported to any of His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations."

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time To-morrow.

Lace Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent Abuses in the Payment of Wages, to Persons employed in the Bone and Thread Lace Manufactory."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Corsham Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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 Bricker's Barn, in the Parish of Corsham, in the County of Wilts, to Bath Easton Bridge, in the County of Somerset."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

St. Michael's (Coventry) Tythes Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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 Tythes; and for repealing so much of an Act of the Fourth and Fifth of Philip and Mary, as relates to the Payment of Tythes in the said Parish."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Trinity (Coventry) Tythes Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better providing of a Maintenance for the Vicar of the Parish of the Trinity, in the City of Coventry."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Nixon against Molling and Howett:

Upon reading the Petition of Frederick Molling and Josiah Jowett, Assignees of the Estate and Effects of William Mason and Peter Simon Bankrupts, Defendants in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Thomas Nixon 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 Petitioners do forthwith enter a Non-pros. on the said Writ of Error as desired; and that the Record be remitted to the Court of King's Bench, to the End Execution may be had upon the Judgement given by that Court, as if no such Writ of Error had been brought into this House: And further, That the Plaintiff in Error do pay, or cause to be paid to the Defendants in Error, the Sum of Forty Pounds for their Costs, by reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgement.

Tower Hamlets Small Debts Bill.

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

Lee River Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for preserving the Navigation of the River Lee, in the Counties of Hertford, Essex and Middlesex," was committed.

Ludlow Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for reviving and continuing the Term, and varying the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of His late Majesty, for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from the Market House and elsewhere, in the Town of Ludlow, in the County of Salop; and for amending and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from the Turnpike or Side Gate, in the Parish of Ashford Bowdler, to the Turnpike Road on the Clee Hill, in the said County."

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

Ld. President.
D. Richmond.
D. Grafton.
D. Beaufort.
D. Bolton.
D. Queensberry.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Chandos.
D. Dorset.
D. Northumberland.
D. Montagu.
M. Rockingham.
E. Huntingdon.
E. Pembroke.
E. Denbigh.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Sandwich.
E. Carlisle.
E. Abingdon.
E. Poulet.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Loudoun.
E. Rosebery.
E. Ferrers.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Effingham.
E. Harcourt.
E. Guilford.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Bathurst.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Hereford.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Le Despencer.
L. Abergavenny.
L. De Ferrars.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Osborne.
L. Cadogan.
L. Montfort.
L. Edgcumbe.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Pelham.
L. Camden.
L. Digby.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Rivers.

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

Darsingham Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the several Whole Year Lands, Common Fields, Half Year Lands, Shack Meadows and Heaths, and other Commons, Waste and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Darsingham, otherwise Dersingham, in the County of Norfolk."

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.

Morland Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons or Moors and Waste Grounds, within the Manor or Lordship of Morland, in the Parish of Morland, in the County of Westmorland."

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

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

Grimston Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Whole Year Lands and Brecks, Common Fields, Half Year Lands and Heaths, and Commons and Commonable and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Grimston, in the County of Norfolk."

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.

House Duty, Account of, Ordered.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, "An Account of what Monies have been assessed and received in pursuance of an Act of Parliament, passed in the Eighteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon all inhabited Houses within the Kingdom of Great Britain; distinguishing the Monies assessed and received for Country Houses in each County within the same."

Auction Duty Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An for altering, amending and enforcing so much of an Act, made in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on Licences to be taken out by all Persons acting as Auctioneers; and certain Rates and Duties on all Lands, Houses, Goods and other Things sold by Auction; and upon Indentures, Leases, Bonds, Deeds and other Instruments," as relates to the Method of granting Licences to Auctioneers, and to the collecting the Duties on Estates and Goods fold by Auction;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Commissioners Meetings Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Times appointed for the Meetings of Commissioners or Trustees for putting in Execution certain Acts of this Session of Parliament;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

King's Answer to Address read.

Moved, "That the King's Answer to the Address of the 11th Day of this Instant May, relating to the distressed and impoverished State of Ireland, might be read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Then it was moved, "That the Address of the 11th Day of this Instant May might be read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Writs of Error delivered.

The Earl of Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, in the usual Manner, delivered in at the Table Three Writs of Error:

In the First of which,

Parker against Jennings.

John Parker is Plaintiff;
And,
David Jennings is Defendant:
In the Second,

Maylor against ismay.

Paul Maylor is Plaintiff;
And,
Anna Ismay, Executrix of Joseph Ismay, deceased, is Defendant:

And in the last,

Snoswell against Nelson.

Ambrose Snoswell is Plaintiff;
And,
George Nelson Esquire is Defendant.

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, in Order to swear Two Witnesses.

Mr. John Baptist Cipriani, and Mr. Arthur Devis, were called in, and sworn.

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Ordered, That the Lords be summoned to attend the House on Wednesday next, to take into further Consideration the Enquiry into the Management of Greenwich Hospital.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 28o Maii 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Richmond.
March. Lothian.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Amherst.

PRAYERS.

Convicts, Act to continue Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for further continuing, for a limited Time, an Act made in the Sixteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to authorize, for a limited Time, the Punishment, by hard Labour, of Offenders, who for certain Crimes are or shall become liable to be transported to any of His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Cotton Wool Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for discontinuing the Duties on Cotton Wool, the Growth and Product of the British Colonies or Plantations in America, exported from this Kingdom."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Post Horse Duty Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on Licences to be taken out by all Persons letting Horses to hire for travelling in the Manner therein mentioned; and certain Duties on all Horses let to hire for the Purposes of travelling Post, and by Time; and upon certain Carriages therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Pilchard Fishery Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for taking off the Duty upon all Salt used in the curing of Pilchards, and laying a proportionable Duty upon all Pilchards consumed at Home only."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Lee River Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for preserving the Navigation of the River Lee, in the Counties of Hertford, Essex and Middlesex."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Tower Hamlets Small Debts Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Lime Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to permit the Removal of Lime and other Articles necessary for the Improvement of Land, without Cocquet or Bond;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Auction Duty Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for altering, amending and enforcing so much of an Act, made in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on Licences to be taken out by all Persons acting as Auctioneers; and certain Rates and Duties on all Lands, Houses, Goods and other Things sold by Auction; and upon Indentures, Leases, Bonds, Deeds and other Instruments," as relates to the Method of granting Licences to Auctioneers, and to the collecting the Duties on Estates and Goods sold by Auction."

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.

Commissioners Meetings Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Times appointed for the Meetings of Commissioners or Trustees for putting in Execution certain Acts of this Session of Parliament."

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.

Morland Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons or Moors, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor or Lordship of Morland, in the Parish of Morland, in the County of Westmorland," 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."

Chisseden Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures and other Commonable Lands, Meadows and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Chisledon, in the County of Wilts," was committed.

Grimston Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Walpole made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the whole Year Lands and Brecks, Common Fields, Half Year Lands and Heaths, and Commons and Commonable and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Grimston, in the County of Norfolk," was committed.

Darsingham Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Walpole also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the several whole Year Lands, Common Fields, Half Year Lands, Shack Meadows and Heaths, and other Commons, Waste and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Darsingham otherwise Dersingham, in the County of Norfolk," was committed.

Bromfeild's Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into further Consideration the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Charles Bromfeild with Ann Broom his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;"

And the House being informed, "That a Bond for allowing Mrs. Bromfeild Fifty Pounds per Annum had been properly executed:"

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.

Clerk of Assize Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing the Sale of the Office of Clerk of Assize;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

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.

Smuggling Prevention Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectually preventing the pernicious Practices of Smuggling in this Kingdom; and for indemnifying Persons who have been guilty of Offences against the Laws of the Customs and Excise, upon the Terms therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Dumergue'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 Charles François Dumergue with Ann Catherine his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes;" and for the Lords to be summoned; for Witnesses to attend; and for hearing Counsel for and against the same;

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

Louis François Dumay was called, in order to prove Service of the Order for the said Second Reading, and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That he has known Mrs. Dumergue these Seven Years; that on the 24th of April last he went to Mrs. Dumergue's House at Paddington, in order to serve her with the said Order for the said Second Reading, and also with an attested Copy of the Bill; that he saw Miss Leguay, who asked him, "What he wanted with Mrs. Dumergue," that he told her, "he wanted to give her some Papers;" that Miss Leguay then said, "that Mrs. Dumergue would not receive any Papers from him; that he again went to Mrs. Dumergue's House on the 28th of the same April, and desired to be admitted; that Mrs. Dumergue sent him for Answer, "that the could not see any Person in her present Situation;" and that he the Witness, believes she keeps out of the way on Purpose."

Whereupon the Counsel was directed to withdraw.

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

Ordered, That leaving the former Order for the said Second Reading, and this Order, together with an attested Copy of the said Bill, at the Place of Abode of the said Mrs. Dumergue, shall be deemed good Service.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 31o Maii 1779.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Amherst.

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 Lord Amherst 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 granting to His Majesty certain Duties on Licences to be taken out by all Persons letting Horses to hire for travelling in the Manner therein mentioned; and certain Duties on all Horses let to hire for the Purposes of travelling Post, and by Time; and upon certain Carriages therein mentioned." 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." "An Act for more effectually preventing Frauds by private Distillers, and for the better securing the Duties on Low Wines and Spirits." "An Act for further continuing, for a limited Time, an Act made in the Sixteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to authorize, for a limited Time, the Punishment, by hard Labour, of Offenders, who for certain Crimes are or shall become liable to be transported to any of His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations." An Act for taking off the Duty upon all Salt used in the curing of Pilchards, and laying a proportionable Duty upon all Pilchards consumed at Home only." An Act for discontinuing the Duties on Cotton Wool, the Growth and Product of the British Colonies or Plantations in America, exported from this Kingdom." 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." An Act to prevent Abuses in the Payment of Wages to Persons employed in the Bone and Thread Lace Manufactory." "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." An Act for preserving the Navigation of the River Lee, in the Counties of Hertford, Essex and Middlesex." "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." "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 Bricker's Barn, in the Parish of Corsham, in the County of Wilts, to Bath Easton Bridge, in the County of Somerset." "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." "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 Tythes; and for repealing so much of an Act of the Fourth and Fifth of Philip and Mary, as relates to the Payment of Tythes in the said Parish." "An Act for the better providing of a Maintenance for the Vicar of the Parish of the Trinity, in the City of Coventry." An Act for appointing new Trustees in the Place of those deceased, for Sale of so much of the Estates, late of Sir William Dalston Knight, as will be sufficient for the Payment of his Debts and Legacies, by his Will charged thereon." "An Act for enabling the Trustees named in the Will of Richard Persehowse, late of Reynold's Hall, in the County of Stafford, Esquire, deceased, to borrow and take up at Interest, on Mortgage of the Freehold Estates late of the said Richard Persehowse, any Sum or Sums of Money not exceeding the Sum of Three thousand three hundred Pounds, to be applied in or towards the Purchase of the Copyhold Estates late of the said Richard Persehowse." "An Act for vesting in Trustees the Timber and Wood growing upon the Estate late belonging to Thomas Rous Esquire, deceased, in the County of Worcester, in Trust, to sell the same, and apply the Monies arising therefrom, towards discharging certain Incumbrances affecting the said Estate; and for the other Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act for Sale of the Estates of the late John Nicoll of Bolton, in the County of York, Esquire, for Payment of his Debts." "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." "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." "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 Baronels Conyers, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned." And albeit, the said Acts by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law, without Our Royal assent given and put to the said Acts: And forasmuch as for divers Causes and Considerations We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person, in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same, and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; Willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly in the Presence of you all, assented to the same: And we do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern: Commanding also, by these Presents, Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor Edward Lord Thurlow, Our Chancellor of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; And also, commanding the most Reverend Father in God, Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor Frederick Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors Granville Earl Gower, President of Our Council; William Earl of Dartmouth, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our right trusty and right entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton, Thomas Duke of Leeds, John Duke of Rutland, Hugh Duke of Northumberland, Master of Our Horse; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors William Earl Talbot, Steward of Our Household; Francis Seymour Earl of Hertford, Chamberlain of Our Household; John Earl of Sandwich, First Commissioner of Our Admiralty; William Henry Earl of Rochford, Hugh Earl of Marchmont, John Earl of Ashburnham, Groom of Our Stole; Wills Earl of Hillsborough, William Earl of Mansfield, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; Our right trusty and well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors George Viscount Townshend, Thomas Viscount Weymouth, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; and Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor Jeffery Lord Amherst, or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent, in Our Absence in the said Higher House, in the Presence of You the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament, there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts with such Terms and Words, in Our Name, as is requisite, and hath been accustomed for the same, and also, to enrol these Our Letters Patent and the said Acts in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them, a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf: And finally, We do declare and will, that after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament, and Laws, to all Intents, Constructions and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing or Things, to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Thirty-first 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."

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

1. An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on Licences to be taken out by all Persons letting Horses to hire for travelling in the Manner therein mentioned; and certain Duties on all Horses let to hire for the Purposes of travelling Post, and by Time; and upon certain Carriages therein mentioned."

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

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

2. An Act 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."

3. An Act for more effectually preventing Frauds by private Distillers, and for the better securing the Duties on Low Wines and Spirits."

4. An Act for further continuing, for a limited Time, an Act made in the Sixteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to authorize, for a limited Time, the Punishment, by hard Labour, of Offenders, who for certain Crimes are or shall become liable to be transported to any of His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations."

5. An Act for taking off the Duty upon all Salt used in the curing of Pilchards, and laying a proportionable Duty upon all Pilchards consumed at Home only."

6. An Act for discontinuing the Duties on CottonWool, the Growth and Product of the British Colonies or Plantations in America, exported from this Kingdom."

7. 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 fur ther Time for those Purposes; and to indemnisy 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."

8. An Act to prevent Abuses in the Payment of Wages, to Persons employed in the Bone and Thread Lace Manufactory."

9. 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."

10. An Act for preserving the Navigation of the River Lee, in the Counties of Hertford, Essex and Middlesex."

11. 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."

12. 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 Bricker's Barn, in the Parish of Cersham, in the County of Wilts, to Bath Easton Bridge, in the County of Somerset."

13. 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."

14. 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 Tythes; and for repealing so much of an Act of the Fourth and Fifth of Philip and Mary, as relates to the Payment of Tythes in the said Parish."

15. An Act for the better providing of a Maintenance for the Vicar of the Parish of the Trinity, in the City of Coventry."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

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

17. An Act for enabling the Trustees named in the Will of Richard Persehowse, late of Reynold's Hall, in the County of Stafford, Esquire, deceased, to borrow and take up at Interest, on Mortgage of the

Freehold Estates late of the said Richard Persehowse, any Sum or Sums of Money, not exceeding the Sum of Three thousand three hundred Pounds, to be applied in or towards the Purchase of the Copyhold Estates late of the said Richard Persehowse."

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

19. An Act for Sale of the Estates of the late John Nicoll of Bolton, in the County of York, Esquire, for Payment of his Debts."

20. 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,"

21. 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."

22. 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."

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.

Clerk of Assize Bill, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of Gerard Dutton Fleetwood, John Blencowe, Jerome Knapp, Meredith Price, John Follett and Fletcher Rigge Esquires, Clerks of the Assizes and Clerks of the Crown for the Six Circuits in England, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, " An Act for preventing the Sale of the Office of Clerk of Assize;" and praying their Lordships, " That they may be heard on the Subject of their said Petition at the Bar of this House, by their Counsel, and that the said Bill may be amended as to their Lordships Wisdom shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Darslingham Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the several whole Year Lands, Common Fields, Half Year Lands, Shack Meadows and Heaths, and other Commons, Waste and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Darsingham, otherwise Dersingham, in the County of Norfolk."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Morland Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons or Moors and Waste Grounds, within the Manor or Lordship of Morland, in the Parish of Morland, in the County of Westmorland."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Chisledon Enclosure Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Grimston Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the whole Year Lands and Brecks, Common Fields, Half Year Lands and Heaths, and Commons and Commonable and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Grimston, in the County of Norfolk."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

House Duty, Account of, delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Naish from the Tax Office, attended:"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Order of the 27th of this Instant May, for that Purpose,

An Account of what Monies have been assessed and received in pursuance of an Act of Parliament, passed in the Eighteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon all inhabited Houses within the Kingdom of Great Britain, for Three Quarters of a Year, from the 5th of July 1778, to the 5th of April 1779, so far as the same can be made out from such of the Returns of the Surveyors as have been already received, and the Accounts of the Receivers General."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Judges Salaries 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 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;"

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

Clerk of Assize Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing the Sale of the Office of Clerk of Assize;"

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

Leave given to be heard against.

Ordered, That Gerard Dutton Fleetwood Esquire, and others, praying to be heard on the Subject of their Petition at the Bar of this House by their Counsel, be at Liberty to be heard by their Counsel against the lastmentioned Bill as desired; as also Counsel for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

Convicts Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend the Laws relating to the Transportation, Imprisonment and other Punishment of certain Offenders;" be read a Second Time on Monday next.

Auction Duty Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for altering, amending and enforcing so much of an Act, made in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on Licences to be taken out by all Persons acting as Auctioneers; and certain Rates and Duties on all Lands, Houses, Goods and other Things sold by Auction; and upon Indentures, Leases, Bonds, Deeds, and other Instruments," as relates to the Method of granting Licences to Auctioneers, and to the collecting the Duties on Estates and Goods sold by Auction."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Commissioners Meetings Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Times appointed for the Meetings of Commissioners or Trustees for putting in Execution certain Acts of this Session of Parliament."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Dumergue's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That Mr. Charles Wade do attend this House To-morrow, on 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;" and bring with him the Contract or Agreement entered into by Mr. Dumergue on his Marriage with his present Wife, and mentioned in her Petition, presented to this House on the 5th of this Instant May, praying their Lordships, "will take her distressed Situation into Consideration, and that their Lordships will be pleased to cause such Addition to be made by the said Bill to the said intended Provision of Fifty Pounds per Annum, as in their Lordships Wisdom shall seem meet."

Naish to attend.

Ordered, That Mr. Naish, who delivered to the House this Day, "An Account of what Monies have been assessed and received in pursuance of an Act of Parliament passed in the Eighteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon all inhabited Houses within the Kingdom of Great Britain, for Three Quarters of a Year, from the 5th of July 1778, to the 5th of April 1779, so far as the same can be made out from such of the Returns of the Surveyors as have been already received, and the Accounts of the Receivers General;" do attend this House To-morrow.

Smuggling Prevention Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectually preventing the pernicious Practices of Smuggling in this Kingdom; and for indemnifying Persons who have been guilty of Offences against the Laws of the Customs and Excise, upon the Terms therein mentioned."

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed,

Bromfeild'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 Charles Bromfeild with Ann Broom 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 Duke of Richmond reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto, which he was ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Adjourn.

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