House of Lords Journal Volume 36
May 1780 22-31

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May 1780 22-31

DIE Lunæ, 22o Maii 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Meneven.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Manchester.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

The Earl of Mansfield sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

E. Hillsborough takes the Oaths.

This Day Wills Earl of Hillsborough took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; his Lordship having first at the Table delivered in a Certificate of his receiving the Sacrament, to the Truth whereof Witnesses were sworn and examined.

Abp. Canterbury's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Trustees the Capital Messuage, with the Appurtenances at Croydon, in the County of Surrey, known by the Name of The Palace of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and Two Closes near thereto adjoining, in Trust to sell the same; and for disposing of, and applying the Money to arise thereby, and received on account of the Dilapidations thereof, and other Money, in the Manner and for the Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Bicknell:

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

Welbourn Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Heath Lands, called The South Heaths and The North Heath, in the Parish of Welbourn cum Sapperton, in the County of Lincoln."

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.

Epsom, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, the Roads from Epsom through Ewell, to Tooting, and from Ewell to Kingston upon Thames and Thames Ditton, in the County of Surrey;" and for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, the Road from the Turnpike Road at Ewell, across Ewell Common Fields, to the Ryegate Turnpike Road on Borough Heath, in the said County."

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

Ld. President.
D. Manchester.
M. Rockingham.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Guilford.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Montague.
V. Stormont.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Clifton.
L. Walpole.
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.

Poor Apprentices Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for obviating Doubts touching the binding and receiving of Poor Children Apprentices, in pursuance of several Acts of Parliament, made for the Relief of the Poor within particular incorporated Hundreds or Districts; and for ascertaining the Settlement of Bastard Children born in the Houses of Industry, within such Hundreds or Districts."

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

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

Foulden Enclosure Bill.

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

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

The said Bill was read the First Time.

L. Walpole's Exchange Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Astley, and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing an Exchange agreed to be made between the Right Honourable Horatio Lord Walpole and Thomas William Coke Esquire, of divers Lands in the County of Norfolk, comprized in the Marriage Settlement of the said Horatio Lord Walpole, and devised by the Will of Thomas Earl of Leicester deceased; and for settling the Lands given in Exchange to each Party, to such and the same Uses, as the Lands for which the same are exchanged, stood settled and limited;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Wool Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of an Act, made in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Years of the Reign of King Charles, the Second, as restrains the Removal of Wool, and other Articles, to certain Times and Hours therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Recruiting Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue for a limited Time, so much of an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, for the more easy and better recruiting His Majesty's Land Forces and Marines, as relates to the Encouragement of Volunteers;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Stratton Audley, &c. Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the Manors and Parishes of Stratton Audley, in the County of Oxford, and Caversfield, in the County of Bucks;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Malt, &c. Duty Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties upon Malt, and upon Low Wines and Spirits made for Home Consumption, and upon Foreign Spirits imported into Great Britain, and upon the Produce of the said several Duties; and for granting a Duty on Licences to be taken out by all Persons trading in, vending or selling of Coffee, Tea or Chocolate;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Dock Yards Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to vest certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments in Trustees, for the better securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships and Stores at Plymouth and Sheerness; and for better defending the Passage of the River Thames at Gravesend and Tilbury Fort;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Wool Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of an Act, made in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Years of the Reign of King Charles the Second, as restrains the Removal of Wool, and other Articles, to certain Times and Hours therein mentioned," be printed.

Adjourn.

Comes Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regis, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, vicesimum tertium diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 23o Maii 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Meneven.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Bolton.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.

PRAYERS.

The Earl of Mansfield sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

Malt, &c. Duty Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties upon Malt, and upon Low Wines and Spirits made for Home Consumption, and upon Foreign Spirits imported into Great Britain, and upon the Produce of the said several Duties; and for granting a Duty on Licences to be taken out by all Persons trading in, vending or selling of Coffee, Tea or Chocolate."

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

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

Epsom, &c. 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-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, the Roads from Epsom through Ewell, to Tooting, and from Ewell to Kingston upon Thames and Thames Ditton, in the County of Surrey;" and for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, the Road from the Turnpike Road at Ewell, across Ewell Common Fields, to the Ryegate Turnpike Road on Borough Heath, in the said County," 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."

Copley's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Freehold Estates of Thomas Copley Esquire, in Trustees, for a Term of One thousand Years in Trust, to raise by way of Mortgage thereof, a Sum of Money for the Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same without any Amendment.

Whittington Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for rendering effectual an Act, made in the Seventeenth Year of His present Majesty, for dividing and enclosing the Commons or Waste Lands, within the Manor of Whittington, in the County of Salop;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Halifax, &c. Small Debts Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of an Act, made in the Seventeenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, as relates to the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Parishes of Halifax, Bradford, Kighley, Bingley, Guiseley, Calverley, Batley, Birstal, Mirfield, Hartishead cum Clifton, Almondbury, Kirkheaton, Kirkburton and Huddersfield, and the Lordship or Liberty of Tong in the West Riding of the County of York, and for granting other Powers for those Purposes; and for extending the Jurisdiction of the Court Baron of the Manor of Kighley in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Recruiting Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue for a limited Time, so much of an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, for the more easy and better recruiting His Majesty's Land Forces and Marines, as relates to the Encouragement of Volunteers."

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

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

Gloucester Gaol, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for erecting a new Gaol and House of Correction, and for removing certain Gateways in the City of Gloucester; and for amending the several Acts passed for the Maintenance and Support of the Poor of the said City, and lighting, paving and regulating the Streets there;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

D. Ancaster's Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Fee-Simple of Part of the Estates settled by the Will of the most Noble Robert late Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, deceased, in Trustees to be sold, for paying off Debts and Incumbrances affecting the said Estates; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same with some Amendments, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Gee's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Real Estates, late of Roger Gee of Bishop Burton, in the County of York, Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to raise Money by Sale or Mortgage thereof, for discharging Incumbrances thereon, and the Debts and Legacies of the said Roger Gee; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, with One Amendment, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Dock Yards Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to vest certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments in Trustees, for the better securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships and Stores and Plymouth and Sheerness; and for better defending the Passage of the River Thames at Gravesend and Tilbury Fort:"

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

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

Stratton Audley, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the Manors and Parishes of Stratton Audley, in the County of Oxford, and Caversfield, in the County of Bucks."

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

Ld. President.
D. Bolton.
E. Denbigh.
E. Abercorn.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Ferrers.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Stormont.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Percy.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.

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.

D. Ancaster's Estate Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Fee-Simple of Part of the Estates settled by the Will of the most Noble Robert late Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, for paying off Debts and Incumbrances affecting the said Estates; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:"

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

And, A Message was ordered to be sent to the House of Commons by Mr. Holford and Mr. Bicknell, to acquaint them therewith.

Poor Apprentices Bill.

The House, according to Order, was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for obviating Doubts touching the binding and receiving of Poor Children Apprentices, in pursuance of several Acts of Parliament made for the Relief of the Poor within particular incorporated Hundreds or Districts; and for ascertaining the Settlement of Bastard Children born in the Houses of Industry within such Hundreds or Districts."

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."

Pontefract Park Dividing Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing the Park of Pontefract, in the County of York; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Wright to take the Name of Ingilby, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Ingilby Esquire (lately called John Wright) to take, use and bear the Surname and Arms of Ingilby, pursuant to the Will of Sir John Ingilby Baronet, deceased;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Gee's Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendment made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Real Estates late of Roger Gee, of Bishop Burton, in the County of York, Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to raise Money by Sale or Mortgage thereof, for discharging Incumbrances thereon, and the Debts and Legacies of the said Roger Gee; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:"

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

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

Adjourn.

Comes Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regis, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, vicesimum quartum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 24o Maii 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Meneven.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Northumberland.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Gower.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northington.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.

PRAYERS.

The Earl of Mansfield sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

Pontefract Park Dividing Bill, King's Consent signified.

The Earl of Clarendon acquainted the House, "That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing the Park of Pontefract, in the County of York; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein, as they shall think fit."

Stratton Audley, &c. Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the Manors and Parishes of Stratton Audley, in the County of Oxford, and Caversfield, 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; 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."

Foulden Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Half Year Lands, Fen Lands, Lammas Meadows, Heaths, Commons and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Foulden, in the County of Norfolk."

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

Ld. President.
D. Bolton.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Northumberland.
M. Rockingham.
E. Westmorland.
E. Sandwich.
E. Abingdon.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Loudoun.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Ferrers.
E. Aylesford.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Gower.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Northington.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Montague.
V. Stormont.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Percy.
L. Craven.
L. Osborne.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Walpole.
L. Wycombe.
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.

Poor Apprentices Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for obviating Doubts touching the binding and receiving of Poor Children Apprentices, in pursuance of several Acts of Parliament made for the Relief of the Poor within particular incorporated Hundreds or Districts; and for ascertaining the Settlement of Bastard Children born in the Houses of Industry within such Hundreds or Districts."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Epsom, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, the Roads from Epsom through Ewell, to Tooting, and from Ewell to Kingston upon Thames and Thames Ditton, in the County of Surrey;" and for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, the Road from the Turnpike Road at Ewell, across Ewell Common Fields, to the Ryegate Turnpike Road, on Borough Heath, in the said County."

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. Bicknell:

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

Pontefract Park Dividing Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing the Park of Pontefract, in the County of York; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

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

Whittington Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for rendering effectual an Act, made in the Seventeenth Year of His present Majesty, for dividing and enclosing the Commons or Waste Lands within the Manor of Whittington, in the County of Salop."

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.

Halifax, &c. Small Debts Bill:

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of an Act, made in the Seventeenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, as relates to the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Parishes of Halifax, Bradford, Kighley, Bingley, Guiseley, Calverley, Batley, Birstal, Mirfield, Hartishead cum Clifton, Almondbury, Kirkheaton, Kirkburton and Huddersfield, and the Lordship or Liberty of Tong, in the West Riding of the County of York, and for granting other Powers for those Purposes; and for extending the Jurisdiction of the Court Baron of the Manor of Kighley, in the said County."

Petition against it.

Upon reading the Petition of the Gentlemen, Clergy, Merchants, Manufacturers and other Inhabitants of the Parishes of Birstal, Bradford, Calverley, Huddersfield, Mirfield, Halifax, Batley, Hartishead cum Clifton, Bingley, Almondbury and Guiseley, in the West Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill; and praying their Lordships, "That they may be heard by their Counsel at their Lordships Bar, against the said Bill now depending, and that the same may not pass into a Law:"

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

Dock Yards Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to vest certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments in Trustees, for the better securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships and Stores at Plymouth and Sheerness; and for better defending the Passage of the River Thames at Gravesend and Tilbury Fort."

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."

Recruiting Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue for a limited Time, so much of an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, for the more easy and better recruiting His Majesty's Land Forces and Marines, as relates to the Encouragement of Volunteers."

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."

Halifax, &c. Small Debts Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of an Act, made in the Seventeenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, as relates to the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Parishes of Halifax, Bradford, Kighley, Bingley, Guiseley, Calverley, Batley, Birstal, Mirfield, Hartishead cum Clifton, Almondbury, Kirkheaton, Kirkburton and Huddersfield, and the Lordship or Liberty of Tong, in the West Riding of the County of York, and for granting other Powers for those Purposes; and for extending the Jurisdiction of the Court Baron of the Manor of Kighley, in the said County," be read the Second Time on Thursday the 1st Day of June next; and that the Lords be summoned; and that the Petitioners be at Liberty to be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill, at the said Second Reading; as also Counsel be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

Shennington Enclosure Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, lying within the Parish and Liberties of Shennington, in the County of Gloucester;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Gloucester Gaol, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for erecting a New Gaol and House of Correction, and for removing certain Gateways in the City of Gloucester; and for amending the several Acts passed for the Maintenance and Support of the Poor of the said City, and Lighting, Paving and Regulating the Streets there."

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.

Malt, &c. Duty Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties upon Malt and upon Low Wines and Spirits made for Home Consumption, and upon Foreign Spirits imported into Great Britain, and upon the Produce of the said several Duties; and for granting a Duty on Licenses to be taken out by all Persons trading in, vending or selling of Coffee, Tea or Chocolate;"

Moved, "That the House do now resolve itself into a Committee upon the said Bill."

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the said Bill.

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Adjourn.

Comes Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regis, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, vicesimum quintum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 25o Maii 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Meneven.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Northumberland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Amherst.

PRAYERS.

The Earl of Mansfield sat Speaker by virtue of a a former Commission.

Malt, &c. Duty Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties upon Malt, and upon Low Wines and Spirits made for Home Consumption, and upon Foreign Spirits imported into Great Britain, and upon the Produce of the said several Duties; and for granting a Duty on Licences to be taken out by all Persons trading in, vending or selling of Coffee, Tea or Chocolate."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Recruiting Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue for a limited Time, so much of an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, for the more easy and better recruiting His Majesty's Land Forces and Marines, as relates to the Encouragement of Volunteers."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Dock Yards Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to vest certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments in Trustees, for the better securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships and Stores at Plymouth and Sheerness; and for better defending the Passage of the River Thames at Gravesend and Tilbury Fort."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stratton Audley, &c. Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the Manors and Parishes of Stratton Audley, in the County of Oxford, and Caversfield, in the County of Bucks."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Gloucester Gaol, &c. Bill; Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of the Citizens, Inhabitants, and Owners of Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments in the City of Gloucester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for erecting a New Gaol and House of Correction, and for removing certain Gateways in the City of Gloucester; and for amending the several Acts passed for the Maintenance and Support of the Poor of the said City, and lighting, paving and regulating the Streets there;" and praying, "That such unjust Requests should not be enacted into a Law, and that they may be heard by themselves and Counsel:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Lords Committees, to whom the said Bill stands committed, with Liberty for the Petitioners to be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill before the said Committee as desired; as also Counsel be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

Pontefract Park Dividing Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing the Park of Pontefract, in the County of York; 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; 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."

Foulden Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Half Year Lands, Fen Lands, Lammas Meadows, Heaths, Commons and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Foulden, in the County of Norfolk," was committed.

Whittington Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for rendering effectual an Act, made in the Seventeenth Year of His present Majesty, for dividing and enclosing the Commons or Waste Lands, within the Manor of Whittington, in the County of Salop," was committed.

General Turnpike Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for declaring certain Provisions of an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of His present Majesty, relating to the Turnpike Roads in that Part of Great Britain called England, to extend to all Acts made, and to be made, for repairing Roads subsequent to the passing of the said Act;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Molyneux's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Real Estates of Thomas More Molyneux Esquire, deceased, in Trustees to be sold, for Payment of such of his Debts and Legacies as now remain unsatisfied;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Gee's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Richard Gee the Younger, Esquire, and his Issue Male, to take and use the Surname and bear the Arms of Carew, pursuant to the Will of Sir Nicholas Hackett Carew Baronet, deceased;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Lady Irwin's Estate Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Herbert Mackworth, and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Messuages in the City of London, Part of the Estates late of Charles Lord Viscount Irwin, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for purchasing other Estates to be settled to the same Uses;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Raine's Charity Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for incorporating the Trustees of the Charities established by the Settlements and Will of Henry Raine Esquire, deceased; and to enable them to take the Freehold and Leasehold Estates, Monies and Funds, granted, assigned, settled and given for and towards the Support and Maintenance of the said Charities, to them and their Successors in Perpetuity, for the charitable Uses and Purposes in the said Settlements and Will expressed; and for the better Regulation and Management of the said Charities;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Mile End Poor, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor of the Hamlet of Mile End New Town, in the Parish of Stepney, in the County of Middlesex; for paving, cleansing, lighting and watching the Streets and other open Passages and Places within the said Hamlet, and removing Nuisances and Annoyances therefrom, and preventing the like for the future; for consolidating the Highway Rates with other Rates within the said Hamlet; and for paving and regulating Great Garden Street, in the Parish of Saint Mary Matfellon, otherwise Whitechapel, in the said County, and removing a Bar now standing across the same, and other Nuisances and Annoyances therefrom, and preventing the like for the future;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Adjourn.

Comes Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regis, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, vicesimum sextum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 26o Maii 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Montagu.
March. Lothian.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Ker.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Gower.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. King.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.

PRAYERS.

The Earl of Mansfield sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

Bills passed by Commission.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

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

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Earl of Mansfield said,

My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

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

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

GEORGE R.

George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our Trusty and Well-beloved the Knights, Citizens and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting. Whereas We have seen and perfectly understood divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue, (that is to say) "An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties upon Malt, and upon Low Wines and Spirits made for Home Consumption, and upon Foreign Spirits imported into Great Britain, and upon the Produce of the said several Duties; and for granting a Duty on Licences to be taken out by all Persons trading in, vending or selling of Coffee, Tea or Chocolate." An Act to continue for a limited Time, so much of an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, for the more easy and better recruiting His Majesty's Land Forces and Marines, as relates to the Encouragement of Volunteers." "An Act to vest certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments in Trustees, for the better securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships and Stores at Plymouth and Sheerness; and for better defending the Passage of the River Thames at Gravesend and Tilbury Fort." "An Act for obviating Doubts touching the binding and receiving of Poor Children Apprentices, in pursuance of several Acts of Parliament made for the Relief of the Poor within particular incorporated Hundreds or Districts; and for ascertaining the Settlement of Bastard Children born in the Houses of Industry within such Hundreds or Districts." An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for amending, widening and keeping in Repair the Roads from Epsom through Ewell, to Tooting, and from Ewell to Kingston upon Thames and Thames Ditton, in the County of Surrey;" and for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, the Road from the Turnpike Road at Ewell across Ewell Common Fields, to the Ryegate Turnpike Road on Borough Heath, in the said County." "An Act for vesting the Fee-Simple of Part of the Estates, settled by the Will of the Most Noble Robert late Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, for paying off Debts and Incumbrances affecting the said Estates; and for other Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act to enable John Ord Esquire, and John Tyton Esquire, Trustees, named in the Settlement made previous to the Marriage of the Honourable Thomas Onslow with Arabella his now Wife, to sell the Rents, Services, Duties, Reliefs, Herriots and other Dues and Payments payable, or to be performed or rendered by the Tenants of the several Manors or Lordships comprized in the said Settlement, and to enfranchise the Copyhold Tenements held of such Manors or Lordships; and for laying out the Money which shall arise by such Sale and Enfranchisement, in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the Uses to which the said Manors or Lordships do now stand settled." "An Act for confirming and establishing an Exchange agreed to be made between the Right Honourable Horatio Lord Walpole, and Thomas William Coke Esquire, of divers Lands in the County of Norfolk, comprized in the Marriage Settlement of the said Horatio Lord Walpole, and devised by the Will of Thomas Earl of Leicester, deceased; and for settling the Lands given in Exchange to each Party, to such and the same Uses as the Lands for which the same are exchanged, stood settled and limited." "An Act for vesting certain Messuages in the City of London, Part of the Estates late of Charles Lord Viscount Irwin, deceased, in Trustees to be sold, and for purchasing other Estates to be settled to the same Uses." "An Act for vesting the Real Estates late of Roger Gee of Bishop Burton, in the County of York, Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to raise Money by Sale or Mortgage thereof, for discharging Incumbrances thereon, and the Debts and Legacies of the said Roger Gee; and for other Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act for vesting Part of the Real Estates of Thomas More Molyneux Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold for Payment of such of his Debts and Legacies, as now remain unsatisfield." "An Act for incorporating the Trustees of the Charities, established by the Settlements and Will of Henry Raine Esquire, deceased; and to enable them to take the Freehold and Leasehold Estates, Monies and Funds, granted, assigned, settled and given for and towards the Support and Maintenance of the said Charities, to them and their Successors in Perpetuity, for the Charitable Uses and Purposes in the said Settlements and Will expressed; and for the better Regulation and Management of the said Charities." "An Act for vesting Part of the Freehold Estates of Thomas Copley Esquire, in Trustees, for a Term of One thousand Years, in Trust, to raise by way of Mortgage thereof, a Sum of Money for the Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Heath Lands called The South Heaths and The North Heath, in the Parish of Welbourn cum Sapperton, in the County of Lincoln" "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, lying within the Parish and Liberties of Shennington, in the County of Gloucester." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the Manors and Parishes of Stratton Audley, in the County of Oxford, and Caversfield, in the County of Bucks." "An Act to enable John Ingilby Esquire, (lately called John Wright) to take, use and bear the Surname and Arms of Ingilby, pursuant to the Will of Sir John Ingilby Baronet, deceased." "An Act to enable Richard Gee the Younger, Esquire, and his Issue Male, to take and use the Surname, and bear the Arms of Carew, pursuant to the Will of Sir Nicholas Hackett Carew Baronet, deceased." And albeit the said Acts by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law, without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts: And forasmuch as for divers Causes and Considerations We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person, in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same; and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; Willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly in the Presence of you all, assented to the same: And We do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern: Commanding also, by these Presents, Our right trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Edward Lord Thurlow, Our Chancellor of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; And also, commanding the most Reverend Father in God, Our right trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Frederick Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our right trusty and right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors Henry Earl Bathurst, President of Our Council; William Earl of Dartmouth, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our right trusty and right entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton, Thomas Duke of Leeds, Hugh Duke of Northumberland, Master of Our Horse; Our right trusty and right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors William Earl Talbot, Steward of Our Household; Francis Seymour Earl of Hertford, Chamberlain of Our Household; John Earl of Sandwich, First Commissioner of Our Admiralty; William Henry Earl of Rochford, Hugh Earl of Marchmont, John Earl of Ashburnham, Groom of Our Stole; Wills Earl of Hillsborough, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; William Earl of Mansfield, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; Our right trusty and Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors George Viscount Townshend, Thomas Viscount Weymouth, David Viscount Stormont, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; and Our right trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Jeffery Lord Amherst, or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent, in Our Absence in the said Higher House, in the Presence of You the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament, there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts with such Terms and Words, in Our Name, as is requisite, and hath been accustomed for the same, and also, to enrol these Our Letters Patent and the said Acts, in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them, a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf: And finally, We do declare and will, that after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament, and Laws, to all Intents, Constructions and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing or Things to the contray thereof notwithstanding. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Fourth Day of May, in the Twentieth Year of Our Reign.

By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

Yorke.

Then the Earl of Mansfield said,

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

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

1. "An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties upon Malt and upon Low Wines and Spirits made for Home Consumption, and upon Foreign Spirits imported into Great Britain, and upon the Produce of the said several Duties; and for granting a Duty on Licences to be taken out by all Persons trading in, vending or selling of Coffee, Tea or Chocolate."

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

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

2."An Act to continue for a limited Time, so much of an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, for the more easy and better recruiting His Majesty's Land Forces and Marines, as relates to the Encouragement of Volunteers."

3. "An Act to vest certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments in Trustees, for the better securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships and Stores at Plymouth and Sheerness; and for better defending the Passage of the River Thames at Gravesend and Tilbury Fort."

4. "An Act for obviating Doubts touching the binding and receiving of Poor Children Apprentices, in pursuance of several Acts of Parliament made for the Relief of the Poor within particular incorporated Hundreds or Districts; and for ascertaining the Settlement of Bastard Children born in the Houses of Industry within such Hundreds or Districts."

5. "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, the Roads from Epsom through Ewell, to Tooting, and from Ewell to Kingston upon Thames and Thames Ditton, in the County of Surrey;" and for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, the Road from the Turnpike Road at Ewell, across Ewell Common Fields, to the Ryegate Turnpike Road on Borough Heath, in the said County."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

6. "An Act for vesting the Fee-Simple of Part of the Estates settled by the Will of the Most Noble Robert late Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, for paying off Debts and Incumbrances affecting the said Estates; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

7. "An Act to enable John Ord Esquire, and John Tyton Esquire, Trustees named in the Settlement made previous to the Marriage of the Honourable Thomas Onslow with Arabella his now Wife, to sell the Rents, Services, Duties, Reliefs, Herriots and other Dues and Payments payable, or to be performed or rendered by the Tenants of the several Manors or Lordships comprized in the said Settlement, and to enfranchise the Copyhold Tenements held of such Manors or Lordships; and for laying out the Money which shall arise by such Sale and Enfranchisement, in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the Uses to which the said Manors or Lordships do now stand settled."

8. "An Act for confirming and establishing an Exchange agreed to be made between the Right Honourable Horatio Lord Walpole and Thomas William Coke Esquire, of divers Lands in the County of Norfolk, comprized in the Marriage Settlement of the said Horatio Lord Walpole, and devised by the Will of Thomas Earl of Leicester deceased; and for settling the Lands given in Exchange to each Party, to such and the same Uses as the Lands for which the same are exchanged, stood settled and limited."

9. "An Act for vesting certain Messuages in the City of London, Part, of the Estates late of Charles Lord Viscount Irwin deceased, in Trustees to be sold, and for purchasing other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses."

10. "An Act for vesting the Real Estates late of Roger Gee of Bishop Burton, in the County of York, Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to raise Money by Sale or Mortgage thereof, for discharging Incumbrances thereon, and the Debts and Legacies of the said Roger Gee; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

11. "An Act for vesting Part of the Real Estates of Thomas More Molyneux Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of such of his Debts and Legacies as now remain unsatisfied."

12. "An Act for incorporating the Trustees of the Charities established by the Settlements and Will of Henry Raine Esquire, deceased; and to enable them to take the Freehold and Leasehold Estates, Monies and Funds, granted, assigned, settled and given, for and towards the Support and Maintenance of the said Charities, to them and their Successors, in Perpetuity, for the Charitable Uses and Purposes in the said Settlements and Will expressed; and for the better Regulation and Management of the said Charities."

13. "An Act for vesting Part of the Freehold Estates of Thomas Copley Esquire, in Trustees, for a Term of One thousand Years, in Trust to raise by way of Mortgage thereof, a Sum of Money, for the Purposes therein mentioned."

14."An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Heath Lands called The South Heaths and The North Heath, in the Parish of Welbourn cum Sapperton, in the County of Lincoln."

15."An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, lying within the Parish and Liberties of Shennington, in the County of Gloucester".

16."An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the Manors and Parishes of Stratton Audley, in the County of Oxford, and Caversfield, in the County of Bucks."

17."An Act to enable John Ingilby Esquire (lately called John Wright) to take, use and bear the Surname and Arms of Ingilby, pursuant to the Will of Sir John Ingilby Baronet, deceased."

18."An Act to enable Richard Gee the Younger, Esquire, and his Issue Male, to take and use the Surname and bear the Arms of Carew, pursuant to the Will of Sir Nicholas Hackett Carew, Baronet, deceased."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Scotch Bankrupte Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for rendering the Payment of the Creditors of Insolvent Debtors more equal and expeditious, and for regulating the Diligence of the Law by Arrestment and Poinding; and for extending the Privilege of Bills to Promissory Notes, and for limiting Actions upon Bills and Promissory Notes in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Butler against Butler et al.

Upon reading the Petition of Sarah Butler, and others, Respondents in a Cause depending in this House, to which James Butler Esquire, is Appellant; setting forth, That the Appellant in November last presented his Appeal to their Lordships, from a Decree of the Court of Chancery in Ireland; that the Petitioners have, at a great Expence, brought over and proved at their Lordships Bar, several Pleadings and Proceedings in the Cause below, and have prepared themselves for hearing the said Appeal (which they verily believe is brought merely for Delay, and to injure the Petitioners) and they have been for some Time completely ready to hear the same; that the Petitioners attended at their Lordships Bar some Days since, and prayed that the said Cause might be set down for Hearing, but their Lordships were not pleased to make any Order for that Purpose; that it is of very great consequence to the Petitioners that the Appeal should be disposed of in the Course of the present Session of Parliament, as the Petitioners are prevented by it from proceeding in several Suits in Ireland, which they have been obliged to institute to recover Possession of several Parts of the Estates to which they have been decreed;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That this Cause may be set down for hearing before their Lordships, on Wednesday the 31st Instant, or on such other Day as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause by Counsel at the Bar, on Wednesday the 31st Instant, as desired.

Whittington Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for rendering effectual an Act made in the Seventeenth Year of His present Majesty, for dividing and enclosing the Commons or Waste Lands within the Manor of Whittington, in the County of Salop."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Foulden Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Half Year Lands, Fen Lands, Lammas Meadows, Heaths, Commons and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Foulden, in the County of Norfolk."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Pontefract Park Dividing Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing the Park of Pontefract, in the County of York; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Mile End Poor, &c. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor of the Hamlet of Mile End New Town, in the Parish of Stepney, in the County of Middlesex; for paving, cleansing, lighting and watching the Streets and other Open Passages and Places within the said Hamlet, and removing Nuisances and Annoyances therefrom, and preventing the like for the future; for consolidating the Highway Rates with other Rates within the said Hamlet; and for paving and regulating Great Garden Street, in the Parish of Saint Mary Matsellon otherwise Whitechapel, in the said County, and removing a Bar now standing across the same, and other Nuisances and Annoyances therefrom, and preventing the like for the future."

Tobacco Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to admit to an Entry in this Kingdom, under certain Restrictions, Tobacco imported not directly from the Place of its Growth or Produce; and for granting an additional Duty on such Tobacco, during the present Hostilities;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Moss, &c. Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Township of Moss otherwise Moseley, in the Parish of Campsall; and also the Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Kirk Bramwith, in the West Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Militia Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain an Act of the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for augmenting the Militia;" and to declare valid and effectual the swearing in and Enrolment of Militia Men, Substitutes and Volunteers, in Cases where all the Provisions of the several Acts now in being relative thereto, have not been observed; and to indemnify Deputy Lieutenants, Chief Magistrates and Justices of the Peace, for their Proceedings therein respectively;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Isle of Man Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional Duties upon certain Goods imported into the Isle of Man; and for better regulating the Trade, and securing the Revenues of the said Island;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Exchequer Loans Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Somerset House Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of an Act made in the Fifteenth Year of His Majesty's Reign (for settling Buckingham House upon the Queen in lieu of Somerset House, and for other Purposes) as enables the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury to apply the Sums necessary for compleating Somerset House out of the Aids granted for Naval Services, or out of any of the Revenues arising from the Receipt of the several Offices to be erected and established by virtue of the said Act;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Lords summoned.

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

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

Order for Lords to be summoned discharged.

It was moved, "That the Order of the 9th Day of this Instant May for all the Lords to be summoned to attend the Service of the House on Tuesday the 30th Day of this Instant May, might be read;"

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Lords summoned.

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

Adjourn.

Comes Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regis, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, tricesimum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 30o Maii 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Meneven.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Richmond.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Mansfield.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Sundridge.
Ds. Amherst.

PRAYERS.

The Earl of Mansfield sat Speaker, by virtue of a former Commission,

Ross against Jackson et Ux.

The Answer of John Jackson and Hester his Wife, to the Appeal of David Ross Esquire, Patentee of the Theatre Royal Edinburgh, was this Day brought in.

Atkins against Connor, 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

Edward Atkins Esquire, is Plaintiff,
and,
Hugh Connor, is Defendant.

Tobacco Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to Admit to an Entry in this Kingdom under certain Restrictions, Tobacco, imported not directly from the Place of its Growth or Produce; and for granting an additional Duty on such Tobacco, during the present Hostilities."

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

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

Moss, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Township of Moss otherwise Moseley, in the Parish of Campsall; and also the Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Kirk Bramwith, in the West Riding of the County of York.

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

Ld. President.
D. Richmond.
E. Westmorland.
E. Abercorn.
E. Ferrers.
E. Radnor.
E. Mansfield.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Walpole.
L. Sundridge.
L. Amherst.

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

Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of Harrison Ford Clerk, Rector of the Parish of Kirk Bramwith, in the West Riding of the County of York, and of the several Proprietors of Lands and Tenements in the same Parish, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, taking Notice of the last-mentioned Bill; and praying their Lordships, That they may be heard by themselves, their Counsel or Agents, before the Committee to whom the Consideration of the said Bill stands referred, and at the Bar of the House against the said Bill:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Lords Committees, to whom the said Bill stands committed, with Liberty for the Petitioners to be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill before the said Committee, as desired; as also Counsel be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

Gloucester Gaol, &c. Bill.

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been or shall be present this Session be added to the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for erecting a new Gaol and House of Correction, and for removing certain Gateways in the City of Gloucester; and for amending the several Acts passed for the Maintenance and Support of the Poor of the said City; and lighting, paving and regulating the Streets there," stands committed.

Mile End Poor, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor of the Hamlet of Mile End New Town, in the Parish of Stepney, in the County of Middlesex; for paving, cleansing, lighting and watching the Streets and other open Passages and Places within the said Hamlet, and removing Nuisances and Annoyances therefrom, and preventing the like for the future; for consolidating the Highway Rates with other Rates within the said Hamlet; and for paving and regulating Great Garden Street in the Parish of Saint Mary Matfellon otherwise Whitechapel, in the said County, and removing a Bar now standing across the same, and other Nuisances and Annoyances therefrom, and preventing the like for the future."

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 Thursday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Moss, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been or shall be present this Session, be added to the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds within the Township of Moss otherwise Moseley, in the Parish of Campsall; and also the Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Kirk Bramwith, in the West Riding of the County of York," stands committed.

Militia Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain an Act of the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for augmenting the Militia;" and to declare valid and effectual the swearing in and Enrolment of Militia Men, Substitutes and Volunteers, in Cases where all the Provisions of the several Acts now in being relative thereto have not been observed; and to indemnify Deputy Lieutenants, Chief Magistrates and Justices of the Peace, for their Proceedings therein respectively."

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

And, A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Pechell and Mr. Anguish, to acquaint them therewith.

Scotch Bankrupts Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue an Act, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for rendering the Payment of the Creditors of Insolvent Debtors more equal and expeditious; and for regulating the Diligence of the Law by Arrestment and Poinding; and for extending the Privilege of Bills to Promissory Notes, and for limiting Actions upon Bills and Promissory Notes, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland."

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

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

Butler against Butler et al., Petition to put off hearing, rejected.

A Petition of James Butler Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Sarah Butler and others are Respondents, was presented and read; setting forth, "That the Petitioner did, on the 26th Day of November last, prefer his Petition of Appeal to their Lordships from a Decree or Order of the Court of Chancery in Ireland; that the Respondents put in their Answer to the said Appeal on the 13th of April, and on Friday last moved their Lordships to have the Cause set down to be heard, which their Lordships have been pleased to order to be heard on Wednesday next, the 31st Instant; that neither the Petitioner's present Solicitor in Ireland, nor his Agent in England, were employed or anyways concerned for the Petitioner in the said Cause, until the preparing of the Petitioner's said Appeal; that by a Letter received by the Petitioner's Agent in England from his said Solicitor in Ireland, dated the 23d February last, his said Agent was informed that the opposite Agent had agreed to co-operate with the Petitioner's said Solicitor in the Comparison and Transmittal of the Pleadings, so that there was no Danger of Surprize; that in consequence of the Receipt of such Letter, the Petitioner's said Agent relied upon the several Papers necessary to be produced on the Part of the Petitioner at the hearing of the said Appeal, being transmitted to the Petitioner's said Agent, as early as those to be transmitted by the Respondents, or at least in due Time to have enabled the Petitioner's Agent to be prepared for the Hearing, apprehending that the Petitioner should have had much more Time between the setting down of the Cause and the Day appointed for the Hearing; that the Petitioner's Agent hath not yet received his Case, or any of the necessary Papers, owing, as he believes, to the same being before Counsel in Ireland to prepare his Case, which the Petitioner's Agent apprehends may have been in some Measure retarded, from the Petitioner and his Solicitor in Ireland living remote from each other;" and therefore praying, "Their Lordships will be pleased to order, that the Hearing of the said Appeal may be adjourned for Three Weeks, or such other Time as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

And thereupon the Agents on both Sides were called in, and heard at the Bar:

And an Affidavit of Robert Bryan Esquire, one of the Respondents to the said Appeal, being read;

The Agents were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the said Petition be rejected.

Isle of Man Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional Duties upon certain Goods imported into the Isle of Man; and for better regulating the Trade, and securing the Revenues of the said Island."

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

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

Somerset House Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of an Act made in the Fifteenth Year of His Majesty's Reign, (for settling Buckingham House upon the Queen, in lieu of Somerset House, and for other Purposes) as enables the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury to apply the Sums necessary for completing Somerset House out of the Aids granted for Naval Services, or out of any of the Revenues arising from the Receipt of the several Offices to be erected and established by virtue of the said Act."

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

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

Exchequer Loans Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty."

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

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

Halifax, &c. Small Debts Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of an Act, made in the Seventeenth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, as relates to the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Parishes of Halifax, Bradford, Kighley, Bingley, Guiseley, Calverley, Batley, Birstal, Mirfield, Hartishead cum Clifton, Almondbury, Kirkheaton, Kirkburton and Huddersfield, and the Lordship or Liberty of Tong, in the West Riding of the County of York, and for granting other Powers for those Purposes; and for extending the Jurisdiction of the Court Baron of the Manor of Kighley, in the said County," which stands apappointed for Thursday next, be put off to Tuesday next, and the Lords summoned; and that Counsel be then heard for and against the same.

Adjourn.

Comes Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regis, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, tricesimum primum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 31o Maii 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Meneven.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Onslow.

PRAYERS.

The Earl of Mansfield sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

Butler against Butler et al.

This Day being appointed for hearing the Cause upon the Petition and Appeal of James Butler of Callon, in the County of Kilkenny, in the Kingdom of Ireland, Esquire; complaining of a Decree or Order of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 28th of April 1774; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, discharged, varied or altered, so far as the Petitioner's Interest in the Premises is affected thereby, or to grant him such other Relief as to their Lordships should seem meet;" to which Appeal Sarah Butler, and Robert Brien and Sarah Elizabeth his Wife (late Sarah Elizabeth Butler) are Respondents: Counsel appeared for the said Respondents, (but no Counsel appearing for the Appellant) and the Respondents Counsel having prayed an Affirmance of the said Decree or Order complained of with Costs:

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Decree Affirmed with Costs.

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 Decree or Order therein complained of, be, and the same is hereby Affirmed: And it is further Ordered, That the Appellant do pay, or cause to be paid to the said Respondents, the Sum of Fifty Pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain, for their Costs, in respect of the said Appeal.

Humberston & Mackenzie Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Thomas Frederick Mackenzie Humberston, of Humberston, in the County of Lincoln, Esquire, and Francis Mackenzie of the same Place, Esquire; 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 certain Manors and Hereditaments situate in the County of Lincoln, (which, by the Will of Thomas Humberston Esquire, deceased, were devised to Thomas Frederick Mackenzie Humberston Esquire, for his Life, with several Remainders over in strict Settlement) in Trustees, for the Purpose of selling the same, and laying out the Monies to arise from such Sale, in the Purchase of certain other Hereditaments, Part of the Estates of the Right Honourable Kenneth Mackenzie Earl of Seaforth, in the Kingdom of Ireland, to be settled to the Uses to which the Estates intended to be sold now stand limited."

Exchequer Loans Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Scotch Bankrupts Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue an Act, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for rendering the Payment of the Creditors of Insolvent Debtors more equal and expeditious; and for regulating the Diligence of the Law by Arrestment and Poinding; and for extending the Privilege of Bills to Promissory Notes, and for limiting Actions upon Bills and Promissory Notes, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Isle of Man Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional Duties upon certain Goods imported into the Isle of Man; and for better regulating the Trade, and securing the Revenues of the said Island."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Tobacco Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to admit to an Entry in this Kingdom, under certain Restrictions, Tobacco imported not directly from the Place of its Growth or Produce; and for granting an additional Duty on such Tobacco, during the present Hostilities."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Somerset House Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of an Act made in the Fifteenth Year of His Majesty's Reign (for settling Buckingham House upon the Queen, in lieu of Somerset House, and for other Purposes) as enables the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury to apply the Sums necessary for completing Somerset House, out of the Aids granted for Naval Services, or out of any of the Revenues arising from the Receipt of the several Offices to be erected and established by virtue of the said Act."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Gloucester Gaol Bill, Petitions in favour of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, Sheriffs and Common Council of the City of Gloucester in Council assembled:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Citizens, Inhabitants, Owners and Occupiers of Messuages, Lands and Tenements in the City of Gloucester, agreed to at a General Meeting called by Publick Advertisement, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of The Governor and Guardians of the Poor of the City of Gloucester, taking notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for erecting a New Gaol and House of Correction, and for removing certain Gateways in the City of Gloucester; and for amending the several Acts passed for the Maintenance and Support of the Poor of the said City, and lighting, paving and regulating the Streets there;" and praying, "That they may be heard by Counsel in Support of the said Bill, and that the same may pass into a Law:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petitions be referred to the Consideration of the Lords Committees to whom the said Bill stands committed, with Liberty for the Petitioners to be heard by their Counsel, in Support of the said Bill, before the said Committee, as desired.

Adjourn:

Comes Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regis, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, primum diem Junii jam prox. sequen. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.