House of Lords Journal Volume 36
February 1780 21-30

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February 1780 21-30

DIE Lunæ, 21o Februarii 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestrien.
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 Devonshire.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Bridgewater.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Montagu.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Peterborough & Monmouth.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Ker.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Rivers.

PRAYERS.

Wauchope against Sir A. Hope and E. Abercorn:

The Order of the Day being read for taking into further Consideration 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:

And due Consideration being had thereof, accordingly:

The following Order and Judgement was made; (videlicet)

Judgement.

After hearing Counsel on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday last, upon the original Petition and Appeal of Andrew Wauchope of Niddry, Esquire; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland of the 26th of June 1778, and 19th of January 1779, except such Part thereof as finds him entitled to make Downsets in the Seams of Coal upon his own Ground, and to fill up the same so as to prevent the Water from coming down upon his Coal, and particularly of such Parts of both Interlocutors as authorize and order a remit to Messieurs Smeaton and Watt, or either of them, for their Report upon the sundry Points therein stated; and praying, "That the said Interlocutors, so far as complained of, 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 meet;" and likewise upon the Cross Appeal of the Right Honourable James Earl of Abercorn, complaining of certain Parts of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 26th of June 1778, and 19th of January 1779; and praying, "That the same, so far as they are complained of, 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 meet;" as also upon the Answer of James Earl of Abercorn, put in to the said original Appeal; and the Answer of Andrew Wauchope of Niddry Esquire, and Sir Archibald Hope Baronet, put in to the said Cross Appeal; and due Consideration had this Day of what was offered on both Sides in these Causes:

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Causes and Process be remitted to the Court of Session in Scotland, with Liberty to each Party to reclaim and amend the Process as he shall be advised: And it is further Ordered, That the said Court of Session do more particularly enquire and find how many and what Communications of the Duddingston Level have been made or granted at any, and what Time respectively, to any and which of the neighbouring Lands, and for how long Time the same have been kept open and used, in Fact, and for what Terms respectively, the same, or any of them, have or must continue open of right, and in whom respectively the Rights of keeping open such Communications are vested, and at what Time or Times respectively it will or may be competent for the Appellant in the Cross Appeal, the Earl of Abercorn, or his Heirs, to shut up the same, or any, and which of them respectively; and if it should be found that any of the said Communications must be kept open for any future Term, so that the said Earl of Abercorn, or his Heirs, shall not be at Liberty to shut the same up during such Term, then and in that Case to ascertain the Value of such Servitude or Servitudes respectively; and, for the Time past, to enquire and find what Benefit hath been derived from the Use of the Level in Question, in unwatering or raising of Coals or otherwise, in any other Lands than those of Duddingston, and when such Level passing through the Lands of both the Appellants hath been so used for unwatering or raising of Coals, or otherwise, in any Lands lying above or to the South or South West of Niddry, to apportion the Value of the Benefit arising therefrom, between the said Appellants, according to the local Situation and other Circumstances of such Lands respectively.

Southam, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, 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," 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."

Leekford Enclosure Bill.

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

Swan et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Henry Swan Esquire, Mayor of the City of Lincoln, and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Poor of Lincoln Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting absolutely One Third Part of Three Crosts of Land, and the Erections and Buildings thereon, with the Appurtenances, in the Parish of Layton otherwise Low Layton, in the County of Essex, (devised by the Will of John Smith deceased, for the Benefit of the Poor of the Parishes of Saint Swithin and Saint Peter in Eastgate, in the City of Lincoln) in Trustees, to be sold to Samuel Bosanquet Esquire; and for laying out the Money thereby arising, in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled and assured for the Benefit of the Poor aforesaid, pursuant to the Directions of the said Will."

Barham Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Kelso Two Pennies Scots Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Gilbert Elliott, and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Scots Pint of Ale, Porter and Beer, which shall be brewed for Sale, brought into, tapped or sold, within the Town of Kelso, in the Shire of Roxburgh, for finishing a Bridge cross the River Tweed; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Jamaica, Petition of Planters, &c.

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

The Representation and Petition of the Planters, Merchants and other Persons interested in the Island of Jamaica, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, was presented and read; setting forth, "That the Petitioners, in all Duty and Humility, beg Leave to lay before this Right Honourable House, several Circumstances, which they presume it is important for the House to know, and to which they are certain, it is of the utmost Importance to them, that a due Attention should be paid. The Petitioners represent to this Right Honourable House, that the Island of Jamaica has not been protected. They represent, that the temporary Safety which it has enjoyed, has been owing to the Direction of the Enemy's Force towards other Objects, and not to any intrinsic Means of Defence provided for that Island by His Majesty's Ministers. They conceive, that the Safety of such a Possession as Jamaica ought not to have been left to Chance. They represent, that the Island of Jamaica is inferior in Value to none of the Dependencies of Great Britain. That great Part even of what appears to be the interior Wealth of Great Britain itself, is in reality the Wealth of Jamaica; which is so intimately interwoven with the internal Interest of this Kingdom, that it is not easy to distinguish them. That a great Part of the Trade and Navigation, a large Proportion of the Revenue, and very much of the mercantile and the national Credit, and the Value of the landed Interest, depend immediately on its Preservation. That its Defence is therefore an Object as important to Great Britain, as any Part of Great Britain itself; and that it is an Object to be provided for, with still greater Care and Foresight, because its natural Means of home Defence are infinitely less considerable. They solemnly declare that, conscious of their invariable Loyalty to the Crown of Great Britain, their unbounded Attachment to the Prosperity of the whole Empire, they are not able to conjecture for what Offence, real or pretended, they have so long been put under this Proscription. If the Petitioners had been active by factious Clamours or delusive Representations, by concealing true or suggesting false Information, in betraying their Sovereign and their Country into War, they might have the less Reason to complain of the Neglect, by which they have suffered so many Distresses, and have been exposed to so many Dangers. It is in the Recollection of this Right Honourable House, that, at an early Period of the present unhappy Troubles, the Body of the West India Planters and Merchants did humbly state their Apprehensions to Parliament, and deprecated the unhappy Measures which were then taken. It is the Misfortune of the Public as well as theirs, that no Attention was paid to their humble Prayers, and that their most dutiful and faithful Representations were totally neglected. They affirm, that they have not deserved to be thus abandoned, from a Want of having purchased for a valuable Consideration, the Protection of the State. The Planters have seen, not only with Acquiescence, but Pleasure, their Trade almost wholly consined to the Mother Country, the Place of Residence of the greater Part, and the Object of the tenderest Affection to all of them. Both Planters and Merchants have had the Produce of their Estates as largely taxed in Great Britain to the common Support as any others. The Assembly of the Island of Jamaica has, beyond any former Example of Liberality, and far beyond their Abilities, laid destructive Impositions on their Estates and Properties within the Island. Vast personal Services, burthensome in the extreme, and nearly ruinous to the present Value of all they possess, have been chearfully given. They have borne patiently the heavy Losses and Burthens, the fatal, though not unforeseen Consequences of their Separation from North America. After all these Impositions and Taxes in England, these Taxes and personal Services in Jamaica, and after Sufferings of every Kind in this War, on Suggestion from Friends of Government, they have had resort to their individual Characters, to their almost exhausted Purses, and made a large private Subscription for their own Defence. They represent, that they have been credibly informed, that at the Time when Administration declined to provide the necessary Forces either by Sea or Land for their Defence, that His Majesty's Secretary at War publicly declared, that His Majesty did then command more numerous Forces by Sea and Land, than the most formidable Monarch of the World had under his Orders, when his Power alarmed all Europe; and they are informed, that large Additions to His Majesty's Forces were made some Time after. They now also feel that they are amongst those who are taxed for the Maintenance of an Army of upwards of Seventy thousand Men employed in North America, and they presume that the Suppression of no Rebellion whatever can be a more near and urgent Concern of any Government than the Protection of its loyal and useful Subjects. They represent that they have not been wanting to themselves, by every Representation in their Power, and every Solicitation to call upon His Majesty's Ministers for the necessary Protection. For though, from the Duty of their Station, and their high Trust, His Majesty's Ministers ought to have shewn an anxious and provident Care of all His Majesty's Dominions, even of Individuals, through Ignorance or want of Foresight had neglected their own private Interest in them, yet they humbly inform the House, that many strong Remonstrances were made on this Subject to His Majesty's Ministers by the Petitioners, beginning so early as 1773, and continued to the 8th of December 1779; and that Addresses on the same were made to His Majesty by the Assembly of Jamaica, as also a Representation of the Want of Men, Ships, Stores, Arms, Ammunition, and of every other Means for their Defence, yet they never did at any Time receive from the said Ministers any Answers other than Excuses on Account of the Number of Ships employed on the American and Home Service, and certain loose general Assurances from which they received little Comfort, and have reaped no Advantage; and that even the positive Assurances of the Governor to the Assembly of the Island, of His Majesty's gracious Intention that the Squadron on that Station should be considerably re-inforced, have not been fulfilled. The Petitioners most humbly request the Attention of this House to their past and present Situation, pledging themselves to prove beyond a Doubt the Truth of their Allegations. In the mean Time, the Petitioners acquaint this Right Honourable House, that unless a strong regular Force be permanently established in Jamaica during the War, and a considerable Fleet stationed there, they cannot think that Island in a State of Security. This they conceive themselves as Englishmen bound to lay before this Right Honourable House, humbly claiming Protection as their undoubted Right, and looking back with Horror at the Dangers from which (by the sole Disposition of the Divine Providence) they have escaped; whilst sundry of their fellow Subjects are now obliged to prostrate themselves at the Foot of the Throne of the French King, to implore the Mercy of that Monarch, instead of the Protection of their natural Sovereign."

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, vicesimum secundum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Domniis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 22o Februarii 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Hillsborough.
Ds. King.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

Irish Trade Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to allow the Trade between Ireland 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."

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."

Spanish Prize Goods Bill.

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

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."

Leckford Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Southam, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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, ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Hett:

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

Kelso Two Pennies Scots Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Scots Pint of Ale, Porter and Beer, which shall be brewed for Sale, brought into, tapped or sold, within the Town of Kelso, in the Shire of Roxburgh, for finishing a Bridge cross the River Tweed; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Denbigh.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Hillsborough.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. King.
L. Scarsdale.

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.

Batham Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands and Commons, within the Parish and Liberties of Barham, in the County of Huntingdon."

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

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

Radcliffe's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Radcliffe of Hitchin, in the County of Hertford, 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 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 Bill, do sign the same.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 23o Februarii 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Northumberland.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ker.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. King.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

Orme against Leslie.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause wherein David Orme Writer in Edinburgh, is Appellant, and John Leslie Esquire, of Balquhain, is Respondent, et é contra:

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

Barham Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands and Commons, within the Parish and Liberties of Barham, in the County of Huntingdon," 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."

Kelso Two Pennies Scots Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Scots Pint of Ale, Porter and Beer, which shall be brewed for Sale, brought into, tapped or sold, within the Town of Kelso, in the Shire of Roxburgh, for finishing a Bridge cross the River Tweed; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," 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."

Irish Trade Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Spanish Prize Goods Bill:

Hodie 3a 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 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."

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. Holford and Mr. Hett:

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

Mutiny Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Defertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Staveley Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Warwick Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Roads from Warwick to Paddle Brook, and from Warwick to Stratford upon Avon, in the Counties of Warwick and Worcester; and for repealing the Laws now in Force relating to the said Roads;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

South Mailing, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term and enlarge the Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing the Road from the South End of the South Street, in the Parish of South Malling, near the Town of Lewes, to Glyndbridge; and from thence through Firle Street under the Hill to Longbridge, in the Parish of Alfriston, in the County of Sussex;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Oyster Fishery Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Protection of Oyster Fisheries, within that Part of Great Britain called England;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sunning Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Thirty-second Year of King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from a Place called The Old Gallows, in the Parish of Sunning in the County of Berks, through Wokingham, New Bracknowl and Sunning Hill, to Virginia Water, in the Parish of Egham, in the County of Surrey;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sontag's Naturalization Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Salomon Balthasar Sontag;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 24o Februarii 1780.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C.P.S.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Bridgewater.
Dux Northumberland.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Peterborough & Monmouth.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Ker.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.

PRAYERS.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure to robe.

The House was resumed.

King present.

His Majesty, being seated on the Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended by His Officers of State, (the Lords being in their Robes) commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure that they attend him immediately in this House."

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of the Bills to be passed, severally, as follow; (videlicet)

Bills passed.

1. "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."

2. "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."

3. "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."

4. "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."

5. "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."

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

Le Roy le veult.

6. "An Act to enable Mary Ruck, Spinster, notwithstanding her Minority, to convey, assign and settle her Real and Personal Estate on her intended Marriage with Benjamin Keene Esquire."

7. "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."

8. "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."

9. "An Act for naturalizing John Salomon Balthasar Sontag."

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

Soit fait comme il est desiré.

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire;

And the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Oyster Fishery Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Protection of Oyster Fisheries, within that Part of Great Britain called England."

Warwick, Roads Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Roads from Warwick to Paddle Brook, and from Warwick to Stratford upon Avon, in the Counties of Warwick and Worcester; and for repealing the Laws now in Force relating to the said Roads."

Mutiny Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Defertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

Sunning Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Thirty-second Year of King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from a Place called The Old Gallows, in the Parish of Sunning, in the County of Berks, through Wokingham, New Bracknowl and Sunning Hill, to Virginia Water, in the Parish of Egham in the County of Surrey."

South Malling, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term and enlarge the Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing the Road from the South End of the South Street, in the Parish of South Malling, near the Town of Lewes, to Glyndbridge; and from thence through Firle Street under the Hill to Longbridge, in the Parish of Alfriston, in the County of Sussex."

Staveley Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Staveley, in the County of Derby."

Tetbury, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Queensberry.
D. Bridgewater.
D. Northumberland.
Ld. Steward.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Peterborough & Monmouth.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Sussex.
E. Ker.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Clarendon.
V. Townshend.
V. Stormont.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Le Despencer.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. St. John Blet.
L. Onslow.
L. Edgcumbe.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.

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.

Smith's Charity Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting absolutely One Third Part of Three Crosts of Land, and the Erections and Buildings thereon, with the Appurtenances, in the Parish of Layton, otherwise Low Layton, in the County of Essex, (devised by the Will of John Smith deceased, for the Benefit of the Poor of the Parishes of Saint Swithin and Saint Peter, in Eastgate, in the City of Lincoln) in Trustees, to be sold to Samuel Bosanquet Esquire; and for laying out the Money thereby arising, in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled and assured for the Benefit of the Poor aforesaid, pursuant to the Directions of the said Will."

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 Friday the Tenth Day of March next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Kelso Two Pennies Scots Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Scots Pint of Ale, Porter and Beer, which shall be brewed for Sale, brought into, tapped or sold, within the Town of Kelso, in the Shire of Roxburgh, for finishing a Bridge cross the River Tweed, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Barham Enclosure:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands and Commons, within the Parish and Liberties of Barham, in the County of Huntingdon."

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. Holford and Mr. Hett:

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

Beresford against Jennings:

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

Writ of Error Non-pros'd with Costs.

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

Norris's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Charlotte Fauquier, (late the Widow of John Norris Esquire, deceased, and now the Wife of Thomas Fauquier Esquire) the Mother and Guardian of Charlotte Laura Norris, an Instant, on Behalf of her said Instant Daughter, the only Child and Heir at Law of the said John Norris; 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. 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.

Orme against Lellie.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause wherein David Orme Writer in Edinburgh, is Appellant, and John Leslie Esquire, of Balquhain, is Respondent, et è 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 Monday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Grantham, &c Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of so much of an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, (intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Grantham in the County of Lincoln, through Bottesford and Bingham, to Nottingham Trent Bridge; and from Chappel Bar near the West End of the Town of Nottingham to Saint Mary's Bridge, in the Town of Derby, and from the Guide Post in the Parish of Lenton to Sawley Ferry,") as relates to the Road leading from Chappel Bar near the West End of the Town of Nottingham to Saint Mary's Bridge, in the Town of Derby; and from the Guide Post in the Parish of Lenton to Sawley Ferry; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Chapel Bar, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Chappel Bar near the West End of the Town of Nottingham, to New Haven, and from the Four Lane Ends near Oakerthorpe to Ashborne, and from the Cross Post on Wirksworth Moor, to join the Road leading from Chesterfield to Chapel-en-le-Frith, at or near Longston, in the County of Derby; and from Selston to Annesley Woodhouse, in the County of Nottingham;" 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 Veneris, vicesimum quintum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 25o Februarii, 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ker.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Digby.

PRAYERS.

Orme against Leslie, et econ.

After hearing Counsel as well on Wednesday last, as Yesterday and this Day, upon the original Petition and Appeal of David Orme Writer in Edinburgh, for him.dtd"> self, and as Trustee for other Creditors of the deceased Peter Leslie Grant of Balquhain; complaining of Part of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland of the 18th of July 1778, whereby the Third Deed under Challenge therein mentioned is reduced; and also of Two other Interlocutors of the said Lord Ordinary, of the 19th of December 1778, and 26th of January 1779; and of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there, of the 3d of March 1779; in so far as the said Lords sustain the Reasons of Reduction of the Restriction of the Tack Duty and Assignment of the Surplus, over and above the Three thousand six hundred Pounds after the Death of John Leslie the Pursuer's Father, and in so far as they sustain the Reasons of Reduction of the Deed of Restriction dated the 5th of August 1769, and of the Tack and Deed of Restriction dated the 7th of September 1773, and of the Tack dated the 11th of September 1773; 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 proper;" and likewise upon the Cross Appeal of John Leslie Esquire of Balquhain, complaining of certain Parts of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 18th of July and 19th of December 1778; and also of certain Parts of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there, of the 3d of March 1779; and praying, "That the same, in so far as they are complained of, 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 meet:" As also upon the Answer of John Leslie Esquire of Balquhain, put in to the said Original Appeal; and the Answer of David Orme Writer in Edinburgh, put in to the said Cross Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on both Sides in these Causes:

Interlocutors Affirmed.

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

Tetbury, &c. Road Bill.

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

Mutiny Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

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.

Oyster Fishery Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Protection of Oyster Fisheries, within that Part of Great Britain called England."

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 the 6th Day of March next.

Warwick Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Roads from Warwick to Paddle Brook, and from Warwick to Stratford upon Avon, in the Counties of Warwick and Worcester; and for repealing the Laws now in Force relating to the said Roads."

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

Ld. President.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Rockingham.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Ker.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Osborne.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Digby.

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.

Heacham Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Lands and Grounds called Whole Year Lands, Half Year Enclosures, Open Field Lands, Brecks, Commons and Wastes, within the Parish of Heacham, in the County of Norfolk;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Tottenhill Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Lands and Grounds called Whole Year Lands, Half Year Enclosures, Open Field Lands, Shack Meadows, and also certain Commons, Severals and Wastes, within the Parish of Tottenhill with West Briggs, in the County of Norfolk;" o which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Findern Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Commons, Open Fields and Common Pastures, in the Liberty of Findern, in the Parish of Mickleover and County of Derby;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Mansfield Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the High Road leading from the Town of Mansfield in the County of Nottingham, through the Towns of Pleasley, Glapwell Heath and Normenton, and the Liberty of Hasland, to the Turnpike Road, leading from the Town of Derby to the Town of Chesterfield, in the County of Derby;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Burford Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Hand and Post in Upton Field, in the Parish of Burford, in the County of Oxford, through the several Parishes within mentioned, to a Place in the Parish of Preston, in the County of Gloucester called Dancy's Fancy;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Lincoln, &c. Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Thorold, and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act to continue, amend and make effectual an Act, passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads from the North West Parts of the County of Lincoln through Nettlam Fields, Wragby Lane and Baumber Fields, to the Words or North East Part of the said County;" and also for repairing and widening the Roads from the Well in East Gate in the City of Lincoln, and from the North West End of Horncastle, and from the Guide Post at the East End of Hainton, through Barkwith, to the Roads directed to be repaired by the said Act;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Legburn Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Legburn, in the County of Lincoln;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ 28o Februarii 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Bridgewater.
Dux Northumberland.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Northington.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

Paterson et al against Paterson et al.

After hearing Counsel this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of John Paterson, Præses of the Incorporation of Weavers in Stirling; Alexander Rattray, late Deacon of said Incorporation; William Gilfillan, Weaver in Stirling, Boxmaster of said Incorporation; John Paton and George McArthur Weavers in Stirling, Collectors for said Incorporation, and others; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 19th of November and 3d of December 1777; and praying, That the same might be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellants might have such other Relief in in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;" as also upon the Answer of John Paterson Junior, Weaver in Bannockburn, and others, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Cause remitted.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the Cause be remitted back to the Court of Session in Scotland, without Prejudice to the Parties amending their Process, by adding new Parties as they shall be advised.

Warwick Roads Bill.

The Lord Willoughby de Broke reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Roads from Warwick to Paddle Brook, and from Warwick to Stratford upon Avon, in the Counties of Warwick and Worcester; and for repealing the Laws now in force relating to the said Roads," 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."

Burford Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Hand and Post in Upton Field, in the Parish of Burford, in the County of Oxford, through the several Parishes within mentioned, to a Place in the Parish of Preston, in the County of Gloucester, called Dancy's Fancy."

Findern Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Commons, Open Fields and Common Pastures, in the Liberty of Findern, in the Parish of Mickleover and County of Derby."

Mansfield Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the High Road leading from the Town of Mansfield, in the County of Nottingham, through the Towns of Pleasley, Glapwell Heath and Normenton, and the Liberty of Hasland, to the Turnpike Road leading from the Town of Derby to the Town of Chesterfield, in the County of Derby."

Heacham Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Lands and Grounds called Whole Year Lands, Half Year Enclosures, Open Field Lands, Brecks, Commons and Wastes, within the Parish of Heacham, in the County of Norfolk."

Tottenhill Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Lands and Grounds called Whole Year Lands, Half Year Enclosures, Open Field Lands, Shack Meadows, and also certain Commons, Severals and Wastes, within the Parish of Tottenhill with West Briggs, in the County of Norfolk."

Legburn Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Legburn, in the County of Lincoln."

Lincoln, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act to continue, amend and make effectual an Act, passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads from the North West Parts of the County of Lincoln, through Nettlam Fields, Wragby Lane and Baumber Fields, to the Wolds or North East Part of the said County;" and also for repairing and widening the Roads from the Well in East Gate, in the City of Lincoln, and from the North West End of Horncastle, and from the Guide Post at the East End of Hainton, through Barkwith, to the Roads directed to be repaired by the said Act."

Norris Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Charlotte Fauquier on Behalf of her instant Daughter; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Freehold Estates late of John Norris Esquire deceased, in Trustees, for raising Money to discharge the Legacies given by his Will, and the Codicils thereto remaining unsatisfied; and for other Purposes."

Bp. Norwich Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Right Reverend Father in God Philip by Divine Providence Lord Bishop of Norwich, praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing and confirming an Agreement made between the Lord Bishop of Norwich and Robert Fellowes Esquire, for the Exchange of certain Estates in the County of Norfolk."

Tetbury, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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 Minchinbampton 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."

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 Mr. Pechell and Mr. Anguish:

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

Staveley Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Staveley, in the County of Derby."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Ancaster & Kesteven.
D. Bridgewater.
D. Northumberland.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Ferrers.
E. Northington.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Willoughby Br.
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.

Chappel Bar, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Chappel Bar, near the West End of the Town of Nottingham, to New Haven, and from the Four Lane Ends near Oakerthorpe, to Ashborne, and from the Cross Post on Wirksworth Moor, to join the Road leading from Chesterfield to Chapel-en-le-Frith, at or near Longston, in the County of Derby, and from Selston to Annesley Woodhouse, in the County of Nottingham."

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.

Mutiny Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

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."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 29o Februarii 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

Staveley Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Staveley, in the County of Derby," 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."

Chappel Bar, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Chappel Bar near the West End of the Town of Nottingham to New Haven, and from the Four Lane Ends near Oakerthorpe, to Ashborne, and from the Cross Post on Wirksworth Moor, to join the Road leading from Chesterfield to Chapel-en-le-Frith, at or near Lonston, in the County of Derby, and from Selston to Annesley Woodhouse, in the County of Nottingham," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Mansfield Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the High Road leading from the Town of Mansfield, in the County of Nottingham, through the Towns of Pleasley, Glapwell Heath and Normenton, and the Liberty of Hasland, to the Turnpike Road leading from the Town of Derby, to the Town of Chesterfield, in the County of Derby."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Bridgewater.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Denbigh.
E. Stamford.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Effingham.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
V. Stormont.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Godolphin.
L. Montfort.
L. Scarsdale.

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.

Heacham Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing, the Lands and Grounds called Whole Year Lands, Half Year Enclosures, Open Field Lands, Brecks, Commons and Wastes, within the Parish of Heacham, 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.

Tottenhill Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing, the Lands and Grounds called Whole Year Lands, Half Year Enclosures, Open Field Lands, Shack Meadows, and also certain Commons, Severals and Wastes, within the Parish of Tottenhill with West Briggs, 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 same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Grantham, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of so much of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second (intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Grantham, in the County of Lincoln, through Bottesford and Bingham, to Nottingham Trent Bridge; and from Chappel Bar, near the West End of the Town of Nottingham, to Saint Mary's Bridge, in the Town of Derby; and from the Guide Post in the Parish of Lenton, to Sawley Ferry") as relates to the Road leading from Chappel Bar near the West End of the Town of Nottingham, to Saint Mary's Bridge, in the Town of Derby, and from the Guide Post in the Parish of Lenton to Sawley Ferry."

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.

Legburn Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Legburn, in the County of Lincoln."

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

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

Bp. Norwich's Exchange Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing and confirming an Agreement made between the Lord Bishop of Norwich and Robert Fellowes Esquire, for the Exchange of certain Estates 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 Wednesday the Fifteenth Day of March next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Norris's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Freehold Estates late of John Norris Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, for raising Money to discharge the Legacies given by his Will, and the Codicils thereto remaining unsatisfied; and for other Purposes."

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

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

Mutiny Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Defertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Warwick Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Roads from Warwick to Paddle Brook, and from Warwick to Stratford upon Avon, in the Counties of Warwick and Worcester; and for repealing the Laws now in force relating to the said Roads."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Mercers Company Accounts delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Cawne from the Mercers Company, attended;"

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

The Accounts of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London, from the 10th of October 1778, to the 10th of October 1779, directed to be laid before each House of Parliament, by Two Acts, one of the Twenty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for the Relief of the Annuitants of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London;" and the other of the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the Bond and other Creditors of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Forseited Estates in Scotland, Report of Commissioners, &c. delivered.

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

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar,
9th August 1779.

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

And also, "An Account of what Number of Ships from Scotland have been employed in the Whale Fishery to Davis's Streights, and the Greenland Seas, with their respective Names and Burthens, from whence they were sitted out, and at what Port they were discharged; also what Quantity of Oil and Whale Fins each Ships has imported from the 10th of October 1778, to the 10th of October 1779."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Lords summoned.

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

Adjourn.

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