House of Lords Journal Volume 36
February 1780 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 36: February 1780 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 36: 1779-1783 (1767-1830), pp. 32-38. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116656 Date accessed: 02 October 2014.


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February 1780 11-20

DIE Veneris, 11o Februarii 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Northington.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

Haldane against Elphinstone.

The Answer of the Honourable John Elphinstone to the Appeal of George Haldane of Gleneagles, Esquire, was this Day brought in.

Lords summoned.

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

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Robert Hogg of Ramoir, is Appellant, and Mary Hogg is Respondent, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Monday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Banbury Road Bill.

Hodie 1a 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 late Majesty, intituled, "An Act to widen and repair the Road from the Guide Post, near the End of Drayton Lane, near Banbury, in the County of Oxford, to the House called The Sun Rising, at the Top of Edgehill, in the County of Warwick."

Hockliffe, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by Two Acts, made in the First and Sixteenth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for the more effectual amending the Highway between Hockliffe and Woburn, in the County of Bedford; and for repairing the Road leading through Woburn to Tickford Bridge, in Newport Pagnell, in the County of Bucks."

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

D. Grafton.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Rockingham.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Marchmount.
E. Effingham.
E. Temple.
E. Northington.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Osborne.
L. Fortescue.
L. Scarsdale.

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

Peers Pedigrees referred to Committee.

Ordered, That the Pedigrees of John Duke of Rutland, Brownlow Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, Edward Earl of Derby, Thomas Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire, John Earl of Westmorland, Charles Henry Earl of Peterborough and Monmouth, George Earl of Winchilsea and Nottingham, Frederick Earl of Carlisle, Other Earl of Plymouth, Robert Earl Ferrers, Heneage Earl of Aylesford, Augustus John Earl of Bristol, Robert Earl of Harborough, Charles Earl of Harrington, George Edward Henry Arthur Earl of Powis, George Earl of Egremont, George Earl Temple, George Simon Earl Harcourt, Henry Thomas Fox Earl of Ilchester, John Earl De Lawarr, John Earl of Chatham, Thomas Bruce Brudenell Earl of Ailesbury, John Viscount Dudley and Ward, Charles Viscount Maynard, George Lord Audley, Hugh Lord Percy, Charles Sloane Lord Cadogan, Peter Lord King, John Lord Monson, Edwin Lord Sandys, Henry Richard Lord Holland, John James Lord Lovel and Holland, Thomas Lord Ducie, Thomas Lord Foley and Edward Lord Thurlow, be referred to the Committee of Privileges.

L. Walpole et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable Lord Walpole and Thomas William Coke Esquire, and of the Honourable Horatio Walpole (eldest Son and Heir Apparent of the said Lord Walpole) and Edward Coke Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, and the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

York Buildings Company against Ferguson.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein The Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising the Thames Water in York Buildings, and their Creditors, are Appellants, and James Ferguson of Pitfour, Esquire, Advocate, is Respondent, ex-parte, the Respondent not having put in his Answer thereto, though peremptorily ordered so to do:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause ex-parte by Counsel at the Bar, on the first vacant Day for Causes, after those already appointed, unless the Respondent puts in his Answer thereto in the mean Time.

Dun against McClure.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein George Dun Farmer in Carnderry, is Appellant, and Hugh McClure in Brownhill, is Respondent:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause by Counsel at the Bar, on the first vacant Day for Causes, after those already appointed.

Haldane against Elphinston et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein George Haldane of Gleneagles Esquire, is Appellant, and the Honourable John Elphinston and others, are Respondents:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause by Counsel at the Bar, on the first vacant Day for Causes, after those already appointed.

Longlands to enter into Recognizance on Stewart's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Thomas Longlands of Brewer Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Marjory Stewart and her Husband, on account of their Appeal depending in this House, they residing in Scotland:"

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

Ross to enter into Recognizance on Ross's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That William Ross, of Lincoln's Inn, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for David Ross Esquire, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he living in Scotland:"

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

Sontag takes the Oaths in order to his Naturalization.

John Salomon Balthasar Sontag took the Oaths appointed in order to his Naturalization.

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

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

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

Bourne to take the Name of Charlett, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Richard Bourne Esquire, his first and other Sons, and their Issue Male, and his and their respective Children, to assume and use the Name, and bear the Arms of Charlett, pursuant to the Will of Arthur Charlett Esquire, deceased;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 14o Februarii, 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Bridgewater.
Dux Northumberland.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

Hogg against Hogg:

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the Petition and Appeal of Robert Hogg of Ramoir, complaining of sundry Parts of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 15th of July 1778, and of sundry Parts of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 16th and 28th of January 1779; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem just;" as also upon the Answer of Mary Hogg otherwise Gordon, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors Affirmed.

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

Bourne to take the Name of Charlett, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Richard Bourne Esquire, his first and other Sons, and their Issue Male, and his and their respective Children, to assume and use the Name and bear the Arms of Charlett, pursuant to the Will of Arthur Charlett Esquire, deceased."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Bridgewater.
D. Northumberland.
E. Denbigh.
E. Essex.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Radnor.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Mansfield.
V. Stormont.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Onslow.
L. Scarsdale.

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.

Hockliffe, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for en larging the Term and Powers granted by Two Acts, made in the First and Sixteenth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for the more effectual amending the Highway between Hockliffe and Woburn, in the County of Bedford; and for repairing the Road leading through Woburn to Tickford Bridge, in Newport Pagnell, in the County of Bucks," 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."

Sontag's Naturalization Bill.

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

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Banbury Road Bill.

Hodie 2a 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 late Majesty, intituled, "An Act to widen and repair the Road from the Guide Post near the End of Drayton Lane, near Banbury, in the County of Oxford, to the House called The Sun Rising, at the Top of Edgehill, in the County of Warwick."

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.

Beresford against Jennings, 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,

Benjamin Beresford Clerk, is Plaintiff,
and
Ross Jennings Gentleman, is Defendant.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 15o Februarii 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Bridgewater.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Montagu.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Derby.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Peterborough & Monmouth.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.

PRAYERS.

Banbury 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 late Majesty, intituled, "An Act to widen and repair the Road from the Guide Post, near the End of Drayton Lane, near Banbury, in the County of Oxford, to the House called The Sun Rising, at the Top of Edgehill, in the County of Warwick," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Bourne to take the Name of Charlett, Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Richard Bourne Esquire, his first and other Sons, and their Issue Male, and his and their respective Children, to assume and use the Name and bear the Arms of Charlett, pursuant to the Will of Arthur Charlett Esquire, deceased," was committed.

Tetbury Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from Tetbury to the Gates on the West of Simond's Hall Down, and other Roads in the said Act mentioned, so far as the same relates to the Road from the Market House in Tetbury, to the Turnpike Road on Minchinhampton Common; and from the said Road in Minchinhampton Field, unto the Turnpike Road from Cirencester to Stroud, near Burnt Ash; and from the said Turnpike Road to Tayloe's Mill Pond in Chalford Bottom, and through Hide to the Bottom of the Bourn Hill, in the County of Gloucester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Sontag's Naturalization Bill:

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

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. Eames and Mr. Pepys:

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

Hockliffe, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by Two Acts, made in the First and Sixteenth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for the more effectual amending the Highway between Hockliffe and Woburn, in the County of Bedford; and for repairing the Road leading through Woburn to Tickford Bridge, in Newport Pagnell, in the County of Bucks."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Lords summoned.

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

Motion for Address to pardon W. Parker, negatived.

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

It was moved, "That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, humbly to request that He will be graciously pleased to pardon William Parker Printer, now a Prisoner in Newgate, he being by a Jury of the Country convicted of certain Trespasses, Contempts and Misdemeanors, and to order him to be discharged of so much as remains for him to undergo of his Imprisonment for the said Offence."

Which being objected to,

It was moved, "That the Petition of William Parker Printer, presented to this House on the 21st of December last, might be read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Then it was moved, "That an Entry in the Journal of the 22d of December 1703, might be read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

After Debate,

The Question was put, "Whether to agree to the said Motion?"

It was resolved in the Negative.

Ordered, That the said Petition be rejected.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 16o Februarii 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Meveven. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. King.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

Wauchope against Sir A. Hope and E. Abercorn.

After hearing Counsel in part in the Cause wherein Andrew Wauchope of Niddry, Esquire, is Appellant, and Sir Archibald Hope Baronet, and James Earl of Abercorn, are Respondents, et e contra:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow.

Spanish Prize Goods Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for extending the Provisions of Two Acts, made in the Eighteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, and in the last Session of Parliament, with respect to bringing Prize Goods into this Kingdom, to Spanish Prize Goods; and for repealing so much of the said last-mentioned Act as relates to the Certificates for Prize Tea and East India Goods exported from this Kingdom to Ireland; for the Removal of East India Goods condemned as Prize at any Out Port to London for Sale, and of Prize Goods for Exportation; and for reducing the Duty on foreign Prize Tobacco;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Leckford Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Downs, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Waste Lands and Commonable Places, within the Parish of Leckford Abbotts and Abbess, in the County of Southampton; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Southam, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Roads leading from the Cross of Hand near Finford Bridge, in the County of Warwick, through the Town of Southam in the same County, to the Borough of Banbury, in the County of Oxford; and from the Guide Post, in the Village of Adderbury, in the same County, through Kildington, to the Mile Way leading towards the City of Oxford; and also the Road leading from a Place called The City of Oxford; and also the Road leading from a Place called The Two Mile Tree, near the City of Oxford, over Gosford otherwise Gossard Bridge, to a certain Gate entering upon Weston on the Green, in the said County, so far as the same relates to the Road leading from the Cross of Hand near Finford Bridge, in the County of Warwick, through the Town of Southam, in the same County, to the Borough of Banbury, in the County of Oxford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Bourne to take the Name of Charlett, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Richard Bourne Esquire, his first and other Sons, and their Issue Male, and his and their respective Children, to assume and use the Name and bear the Arms of Charlett, pursuant to the Will of Arthur Charlett Esquire, deceased."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Banbury 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 late Majesty, intituled, "An Act to widen and repair the Road from the Guide Post near the End of Drayton Lane, near Banbury, in the County of Oxford, to the House called The Sun Rising, at the Top of Edgehill, in the County of Warwick.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Swan et al Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Henry Swan Esquire, Mayor of the City of Lincoln; Robert Thickston, John Davies, Gervas Gibson, John Willson, John Brown and Broxholm Brown (Six of the most ancient Aldermen of the same City) William Gibbon and William Francis Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of St. Swithin, in the said City, and William Smith Overseer of the Poor of the Parish of St. Peter, in Eastgate, also in the said City, on Behalf of the Poor of the said Two Parishes; and Samuel Bosanquet of Forest House, in the Parish of Layton, in the County of Essex, Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to Mr. Justice Buller and Mr. Baron Perryn, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Orphans Fund, &c. Accounts delivered,

The House being informed, "That Mr. Montague from the Chamberlain's Office attended;"

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

An Account of the Surplus of the Fund for the Relief of the Orphans, and other Creditors of the City of London, on the 5th July 1779:

An Account of Money received and paid for embanking Part of the North Side of the River Thames, from the 28th September 1778 exclusive, to the 28th September 1779 inclusive:

An Account of Money received and paid for building and completing Blackfriars Bridge, from the 28th Day of September 1778 exclusive, to the 28th Day of September 1779 inclusive:

An Account of Money received and paid for rebuilding the Gaol of Newgate, from the 28th Day of September 1778 exclusive, to the 28th Day of September 1779 inclusive:

An Account of Money received and paid for improving the Navigation of the River Thames within certain Limits, from the 29th Day of September 1778 exclusive, to the 29th Day of September 1779 inclusive:

An Account of Money received and paid for paving, &c. the City of London, and Liberties thereof, from the 28th Day of September 1778 exclusive, to the 28th Day of September 1779 inclusive.

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Bouverie's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Honourable Edward Bouverie, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, and Mr. Justice Ashhurst, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the said Bill, do sign the same.

Irish Trade Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to allow the Trade between Ireland and the British Colonies and Plantations in America and the West Indies, and the British Settlements on the Coast of Africa, to be carried on in like Manner as it is now carried on between Great Britain and the said Colonies and Settlements;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Gosport Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Gosport, in the County of Southampton, through Fareham and Wickham, to the Town of Bishop's Waltham; and from Wickham aforesaid, through Droxford, Exton, Warnford, Westmeon and Rumsdean Bottom, to Chawton Pond, in the Parish of Chawton, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 17o Februarii 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.

PRAYERS.

Wauchope against Sir A. Hope and E. Abercorn.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause wherein Andrew Wauchope of Niddry, Esquire, is Appellant, and Sir Archibald Hope Baronet, and James Earl of Abercorn are Respondents, et e contra:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow; and that the Cause which stands for To-morrow be put off to Wednesday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Irish Trade Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to allow the Trade between Ireland and the British Colonies and Plantations in America, and the West Indies, and the British Settlements on the Coast of Africa, to be carried on in like Manner as it is now carried on between Great Britain and the said Colonies and Settlements."

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 Tuesday next.

Spanish Prize Goods Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for extending the Provisions of Two Acts made in the Eighteenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, and in the last Session of Parliament, with respect to bringing Prize Goods into this Kingdom, to Spanish Prize Goods; and for repealing so much of the said lastmentioned Act, as relates to the Certificates for Prize Tea and East India Goods exported from this Kingdom to Ireland; for the Removal of East India Goods condemned as Prize at any Out Port to London for Sale, and of Prize Goods for Exportation; and for reducing the Duty on Foreign Prize Tobacco."

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 Tuesday next.

Southam, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Roads leading from the Cross of Hand near Finford Bridge, in the County of Warwick, through the Town of Southam in the same County, to the Borough of Banbury, in the County of Oxford; and from the Guide Post in the Village of Adderbury in the same County, through Kidlington, to the Mile Way leading towards the City of Oxford; and also the Road leading from a Place called The Two Mile Tree near the City of Oxford, over Gosford otherwise Gossard Bridge, to a certain Gate entering upon Weston on the Green, in the said County, so far as the same relates to the Road leading from the Cross of Hand near Finford Bridge, in the County of Warwick, through the Town of Southam, in the same County, to the Borough of Banbury, in the County of Oxford.

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

Ld. President.
D. Richmond.
D. Bolton.
D. Chandos.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Rockingham.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Essex.
E. Caffillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
V. Stormont.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.

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.

Leckford Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Downs, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Waste Lands and Commonable Places, within the Parish of Leckford Abbotts and Abbess, in the County of Southampton."

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.

Girdley against Green:

Upon reading the Petition of Mary Green Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Thomas Girdley 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 her Costs, by reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgement.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 18o Februarii 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Bridgewater.
Dux Northumberland.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.

PRAYERS.

E. Abercorn against Sir A. Hope.

The Answer of Sir Archibald Hope Baronet, to the Cross Appeal of James Earl of Abercorn, was this Day brought in.

Wauchope against Sir A. Hope and E. Abercorn.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause wherein Andrew Wauchope of Niddry Esquire, is Appellant, and Sir Archibald Hope Baronet and James Earl of Abercorn are Respondents, et e contra:

It is Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Cause be put off to Monday next.

Adjourn.

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