House of Lords Journal Volume 36
March 1781 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 36: March 1781 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 36: 1779-1783 (1767-1830), pp. 235-245. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116680 Date accessed: 20 September 2014.


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March 1781 11-20

DIE Lunæ, 12o Martii 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales presentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Athol.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Peterborough & Monmouth.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Ker.
Comes Gower.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Temple.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Harrowby.

PRAYERS.

Bills passed by Commission.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

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

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

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

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

GEORGE R.

George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our Trusty and Well-beloved the Knights, Citizens and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting. Whereas, We have seen and perfectly understood divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and 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 punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters." An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore." "An Act for the better Supply of Mariners and Seamen to serve in His Majesty's Ships of War, and on board Merchant Ships and other trading Ships and Vessels." "An Act for making Compensation to the Proprietors of certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments in the Counties of Kent and Essex, purchased in pursuance of Two several Acts of Parliament passed in the Twentieth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships, and Stores at Sheerness and Chatham, and for better defending the Passage of the River Thames at Gravesend and Tilbury Fort." "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Nineteenth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for augmenting the Militia" An Act for extending the Provisions of Three Acts made in the Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth Years of His present Majesty's Reign, with respect to bringing Prize Goods into this Kingdom, to Prizes taken from the States General of the United Provinces; for declaring what Goods shall be deemed Military or Ship Stores; for regulating the Sale of and ascertaining the Duties upon East India Goods condemned as Prize in the Port of London; for permitting the Purchasers of Prize Goods, condemned abroad, to import such Goods into this Kingdom under the like Regulations and Advantages as are granted by Law to Captors themselves; and for reducing the Duties on Foreign Prize Tobacco." "An Act for further continuing an Act made in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, "for allowing the Importation of fine Organzined Italian thrown Silk in any Ships or Vessels for a limited Time." "An Act to continue the Duty of One Farthing per Chalder on Coals granted by an Act of the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of King George the Second, " for the more effectual repairing and maintaining the Piers and Harbour of Whitby, in the County of York." "An Act for continuing the Term of an Act made in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from the Borough of Stratford-upon-Avon, in the County of Warwick, through Alcester in the said County, and Feckenham, to a Place called Bradley Brook, in the County of Worcester, and from Alcester through Great Coughton and Crab's Cross, in the said County of Warwick, and through Hewell Lane and Burcott to the Cross of Hands on a Common called The Leekhay; and out of Hewell Lane through Church Lane and Tutnell to Bromsgrove, in the said County of Worcester." An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of Two Acts of the Ninth and Twenty-eighth Years of His late Majesty King George the Second, for amending and keeping in Repair such Part of the Roads described in the last-mentioned Act, as leads from the End of Culham Bridge, next to Culham, in the County of Oxford, to the End of Burford Bridge, next to Abingdon, in the County of Berks; and from the Mayor's Stone at the End of Boar Street in the Town of Abingdon aforesaid, to Shippon, in the said County of Berks, and from thence to the West End of the Town of Fyfield, in the same County." "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for amending and widening the Road leading from the Town of Falmouth, in the County of Cornwall, through the Towns of Penryn, Hellstone and Marazion, and from thence to and over Marazion River and Bridge, and Two hundred Feet to the Westward of the said River and Bridge." "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road leading from the Town of Denbigh to the Town of Saint Asaph, and from thence to the Town and Port of Ruthland, in the Counties of Denbigh and Flint; and for repealing an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, so far as the same relates to the said Road." "An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Port of Borrowstounness, by the West of the Borough of Linlithgow, and by the Towns of Torphichen, Bathgate and Whiteburn, and from thence Southward to the Consines of the County of Linlithgow, at or near Hollhouseburn." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Turnpike Road near the West End of the Town of Chesterfield to Matlock Bridge; and also the Road leading out of the said Road, over Darley Bridge to Cross Green; and also the Road leading out of the last-mentioned Road, to the Turnpike Road, near Rowesley Bridge, in the County of Derby." "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from Modbury, through the Town of Plympton, to the North End of Lincotta Lane, in the County of Devon." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Lands in the Parishes of Shotesham Saint Mary, Shotesham Saint Botolph, Shotesham All Saints and Shotesham Saint Martin's, in the County of Norfolk." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Commons and Waste Lands, in the Manors and Parishes of Highclere and Burghclere, in the County of Southampton." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Hingham, in the County of Norfolk." "An Act for exchanging, dividing, allotting and enclosing the Lands and Grounds called Whole Year Lands, Half Year Enclosures, Open Field Lands, Brecks, Commons and Wastes, in Great Ringstead, in the County of Norfolk." "An Act for enclosing and improving certain Lands and Grounds within the Township of West Halton, in the Parish of Long Preston, in the West Riding of the County of York." "An Act for naturalizing Dame Charlotte Sophia Smyth, Wife of Sir Robert Smyth Baronet, and for qualifying and enabling her to hold and enjoy a Rent Charge, limited to her upon her Marriage in the Name of her Jointure." "An Act for naturalizing John Herman Kater." "An Act for naturalizing John Engelberts Ziegenbein and Charles Augustus Pieschell." "An Act for naturalizing George Lewis Kohn." "An Act for naturalizing Peter Chasseaud." "An Act for naturalizing James Mary Siordet and John Lewis Hooffstetter." "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, 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; Frederick Earl of Carlisle, 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 enroll these Our Letters Patent and the said Acts, in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them, a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf: And finally, We do declare and will, that after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament, and Laws, to all Intents, Constructions and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing or Things to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Twelfth Day of March in the Twenty-first Year of Our Reign.

By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

"Yorke."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

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

"1. An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

"2. An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore."

"3. An Act for the better Supply of Mariners and Seamen, to serve in His Majesty's Ships of War; and on board Merchant Ships, and other trading Ships and Vessels."

4. An Act for making Compensation to the Proprietors of certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments in the Counties of Kent and Essex, purchased in pursuance of Two several Acts of Parliament, passed in the Twentieth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, "for securing his Majesty's Docks, Ships and Stores, at Sheerness and Chatham; and for better defending the Passage of the River Thames at Gravesend and Tilbury Fort."

"5. An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Nineteenth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for augmenting the Militia."

"6. An Act for extending the Provisions of Three Acts made in the Eighteenth, Nineteenth and Twentieth Years of His present Majesty's Reign, with respect to bringing Prize Goods into this Kingdom, to Prizes taken from the States General of the United Provinces; for declaring what Goods shall be deemed Military or Ship Stores; for regulating the Sale of, and ascertaining the Duties upon East India Goods condemned as Prize in the Port of London; for permitting the Purchasers of Prize Goods, condemned abroad to import such Goods into this Kingdom, under the like Regulations and Advantages as are granted by Law to Captors themselves; and for reducing the Duties on Foreign Prize Tobacco."

"7. An Act for further continuing an Act, made in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, "for allowing the Importation of fine organzined Italian Thrown Silk, in any Ships or Vessels, for a limited Time."

"8. An Act to continue the Duty of One Farthing per Chalder on Coals, granted by an Act of the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of King George the Second, "for the more effectual repairing and maintaining the Piers and Harbour of Whitby in the County of York."

"9. An Act for continuing the Term of an Act made in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, "for repairing and widening the Roads from the Borough of Stratford-upon-Avon, in the County of Warwick, through Alcester in the said County, and Feckenham, to a Place called Bradley Brook, in the County of Worcester; and from Alcester through Great Coughton and Crabs Cross, in the said County of Warwick; and through Hewell Lane and Burcott, to The Cross of Hands, on a Common called The Leekhay; and out of Hewell Lane, through Church Lane and Tutnell, to Bromsgrove, in the said County of Worcester."

10. An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of Two Acts, of the Ninth and Twenty-eighth Years of His late Majesty King George the Second, "for amending and keeping in Repair, such Part of the Road described in the last mentioned Act, as leads from the End of Culham Bridge, next to Culham, in the County of Oxford, to the End of Burford Bridge next to Abingdon, in the County of Berks, and from the Mayor's Stone at the End of Boar Street, in the Town of Abingdon aforesaid, to Shippon, in the said County of Berks; and from thence to the West End of the Town of Fyfield, in the same County."

11. An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, "for amending and widening the Road leading from the Town of Falmouth, in the County of Cornwall, through the Towns of Penryn, Hellstone and Marazion; and from thence to and over Marazion River and Bridge; and Two hundred Feet to the Westward of the said River and Bridge."

"12. An Act for more effectually repairing the Road leading from the Town of Denbigh to the Town of Saint Asaph and from thence to the Town and Port of Ruthland, in the Counties of Denbigh and Flint; and for repealing an Act, made in the Thirty-Second Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, so far as the same relates to the said Road."

"13. An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Port of Borrowstounness, by the West of the Borough of Linlithgow, and by the Towns of Torphichen, Bathgate and Whiteburn, and from thence Southward to the Consines of the County of Linlithgow, at or near Hollhouseburn."

14. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road, from the Turnpike Road near the West End of the Town of Chesterfield, to Matlock Bridge; and also the Road leading out of the said Road over Darley Bridge to Cross Green; and also the Road leading out of the last mentioned Road, to the Turnpike Road near Rowesley Bridge, in the County of Derby."

"15. An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, "for repairing and widening the Road from Modbury, through the Town of Plympton, to the North End of Lincotta Lane, in the County of Devon."

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

"Le Roy le vecult."

"16. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Lands in the Parishes of Shotesham Saint Mary, Shotesham Saint Botolph, Shotesham All Saints and Shotesham Saint Martin's, in the County of Norfolk."

"17. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Commons and Waste Lands, in the Manors and Parishes of Highclere and Burghclere, in the County of Southampton."

"18. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Lands within the Parish of Hingham, in the County of Norfolk."

"19. An Act for exchanging, dividing, allotting and enclosing the Lands and Grounds called Whole Year Lands, Half Year Enclosures, Open Field Lands, Brecks, Commons and Wastes in Great Ringstead, in the County of Norfolk."

"20. An Act for enclosing and improving certain Lands and Grounds within the Township of West Halton, in the Parish of Long Preston, in the West Riding of the County of York."

"21 An Act for naturalizing Dame Charlotte Sophia Smyth, Wife of Sir Robert Smyth Baronet; and for qualifying and enabling her to hold and enjoy a Rent Charge, limited to her upon her Marriage in the Name of her Jointure."

"22. An Act for naturalizing John Herman Kater."

"23. An Act for naturalizing John Engelberts Ziegenbein, and Charles Augustus Pieschell."

"24. An Act for naturalizing George Lewis Kohn."

"25. An Act for naturalizing Peter Chasseaud."

"26. An Act for naturalizing James Mary Siordet and John Lewis Hooffstetter."

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.

Chicklade Enclosure Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Downs, Waste Lands and Commonable Places of and within the Parish of Chicklade, in the County of Wilts;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

V. Edgcumbe and Valletort introduced.

George Lord Edgcumbe being by Letters Patent bearing Date the 5th Day of March, in the Twenty-first Year of His present Majesty, created Viscount Mount Edgcumbe and Valletort, was (in his Robes), introduced between the Lord Viscount Wentworth and the Lord Viscount Hampden (also in their Robes) the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King at Arms preceding: His Lordship on his Knee, presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk; and the same was read at the Table.

His Writ of Summons was also read as follows; (videlicet)

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 Wellbeloved Cousin and Counsellor George Viscount Mount Edgcumbe and Valletort, Greeting: Whereas Our Parliament for arduous and urgent Affairs concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, is now met at Our City of Westminster, We strictly enjoining command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present at Our aforesaid Parliament, with Us and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers, of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice; and this you may in no wise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Seventh Day of March, in the Twenty-first Year of Our Reign.

"YORKE."

Then His Lordship took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes, and was afterwards placed on the lower End of the Viscounts Bench.

Pedigree delivered.

Garter King at Arms delivered in at the Table, his Lordship's Pedigree, pursuant to the Standing Order.

E. Peterborough takes the Oaths, &c.

This Day Charles Henry Earl of Peterborough and Monmouth took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Rothley Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, as well within the Parish and Township of Rothley, as within the Extraparochial Liberty of Rothley Temple, in the County of Leicester."

Derby, &c. Roads Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act made in the Thirty-third Year of His late Majesty, "for amending, widening and keeping in Repair several Roads therein mentioned, lying in the Counties of Derby, Leicester and Warwick, and for amending and keeping in Repair the Road branching from Part of the said Roads between Measham, in the said County of Derby, and Burton upon Trent, in the County of Stafford, to the Turnpike Road, at or near the Bull's Head Alehouse in Twycross, in the said County of Leicester."

Stow Poor Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for rendering effectual an Act made in the Eighteenth Year of His present Majesty, "for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor within the Hundred of Stow, in the County of Suffolk."

Knotting Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act made in the Twenty-seventh Year of His late Majesty, "for repairing and widening the High Road from Westwood Gate, in the Parish of Knotting, in the County of Bedford, through the Towns of Rushden and Higham Ferrers, and over Artleborough Bridge to the Turnpike Road in Barton Seagrave Lane, in the Parish of Barton Seagrave, in the County of Northampton."

Weston Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from a certain Gate on the Turnpike Road at or near the South End of the Town of Weston on the Green, in the County of Oxford, to the Turnpike Road on Kidlington Green in the said County."

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

Ld. President.
D. Athol.
E. Westmorland.
E. Peterborough & Monmouth.
E. Sandwich.
E. Coventry.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Ferrers.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Ker.
E. Gower.
E. Bucks.
E. Temple.
E. Radnor.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
V. Montague.
V. Townshend.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
V. Edgcumbe & Valletort.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. De Ferrars.
L. King.
L. Montfort.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Vernon.
L. Amherst.
L. Harrowby.

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.

Deanburn Bridge Road, &c. 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-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, as relates to repairing and widening the Roads from Deanburn Bridge, through Greenlaw, and Part of the Jedburgh Road by Lauder, in the Shire of Berwick, to Cornhill, in the County of Durham."

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

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

Leicester and Coventry Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening and keeping in Repair the several Roads therein mentioned, lying in the Counties of Leicester and Warwick, and in the County of the City of Coventry."

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 ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Pechell and Mr. Eames:

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

Waddell against Russell.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Waddell, of Papperthills, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Sheriff Substitute of Lanerkshire, in Scotland, of the 24th of March and 10th of April 1778; also of an Interlocutor of the Sheriff Depute of the said County, of the 18th of August 1778; also of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary there, of the 4th and 24th of February 1780; and also of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 7th, 10th, and 23d of February 1781; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that John Russell, of Bentfoot, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Russell may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 9th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon his Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Sir J. Stuart against Sir J. Scott and Kerr.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Sir John Stuart, of Allanbank, Baronet, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 3d of this Instant March, and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Sir John Scott, of Ancrum, Baronet, and Patrick Kerr, of Abbotrule, Esquire, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Sir John Scott and Patrick Kerr Esquire, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 9th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any of their Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Militia Qualification Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectually preventing unqualified Persons from bearing the Commissions therein mentioned in the Militia Forces of this Kingdom," be read a Second Time on Wednesday next, and that the Lords be summoned.

Chalmer to enter into Recognizance on Scott's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That James Chalmer of Leicester Fields Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for William Scott Esquire, and others, on account of their Appeal depending in this House, they residing in Scotland:"

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

Gooch's Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of William Gooch Esquire with Elizabeth Sarah Gooch his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

Moved "to adjourn." Accordingly,

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, decimum tertium diem instantis Martij, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 13o Martii 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Macclesfield.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Paget.

PRAYERS.

Weston Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from a certain Gate on the Turnpike Road, at or near the South End of the Town of Weston-on-the-Green, in the County of Oxford, to the Turnpike Road on Kidlington Green 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."

Deanburn Bridge, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of so much of an Act made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, as relates to repairing and widening the Roads from Deanburn Bridge, through Greenlaw, and Part of the Jedburgh Road by Lauder, in the Shire of Berwick, to Cornhill in the County of Durham," was committed.

Fairfax et al. Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Honourable Ann Fairfax Spinster, 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.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to confirm and establish an Agreement for cancelling and making void a Settlement of certain Manors, Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the North Riding of the County of York, the Estate of the Honourable Ann Fairfax Spinster, and for making another Settlement of the same Manors, Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, to the Uses mentioned in such Agreement."

Stow Poor Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for rendering effectual an Act made in the Eighteenth Year of His present Majesty, for the better Relief of and Employment of the Poor within the Hundred of Stow, in the County of Suffolk."

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

Ld. President.
E. Westmorland.
E. Abercorn.
E. Dunmore.
E. Macclesfield.
V. Hampden.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Paget.

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.

Derby, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act made in the Thirty-third Year of His late Majesty, for amending, widening and keeping in Repair several Roads therein mentioned, lying in the Counties of Derby, Leicester and Warwick, and for amending and keeping in Repair the Road branching from Part of the said Roads, between Measham in the said County of Derby, and Burton upon Trent, in the County of Stafford, to the Turnpike Road at or near the Bull's Head Alehouse in Twycross, in the said County of Leicester."

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.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, decimum quartum diem instantis Martii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 14o Martii 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Athol.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Manchester.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Gower.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Southampton.

PRAYERS.

Lords take the Oaths.

This Day George Duke of Manchester, John Lord Clifton, and Horatio Lord Walpole, took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Sir J. Scott and Kerr against Sir G. Elliot.

The Answer of Sir Gilbert Elliot of Minto, Baronet, to the Appeal of Sir John Scott of Ancrum, Baronet, and Patrick Kerr of Abbetrule, Esquire, was this Day brought in.

Militia Pay Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England, for one Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and eighty one," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Militia Completion Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for keeping the Militia Forces of this Kingdom complete, during the Time therein mentioned; and for regulating the Admission of Substitutes to serve in the Militia;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Dilhorne 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 Dillorn otherwise Dilborne, in the County of Stafford;" 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 made some Amendments thereto."

Which Amendments were read by the Clerk as follow; (videlicet)

Pr. 1. L. 18. Leave out from ("whereas") to ("the") in Line 28.

L. 30. Leave out from ("to") to ("certain") in Line 31.

Pr. 3. L. 5. Fill the Blank with ("Hatton Grange")

Pr. 18. L. 19. Leave out from ("thereof") to ("and") in Press 20, Line 7.

Pr. 21. L. 1. Leave out ("said")

L. 2. After ("of") insert ("the Cathedral Church of"), and in the same Line and Line 3 leave out ("and Coventry"), and insert ("Patrons of the Vicarage of Dillorn otherwise Dilborne aforesaid, and also Owners of the Great Tythes arising, renewing and increasing within the said Parish")

L. 19. Leave out from ("made") to ("and") in Line 27"

Pr. 32. L. 4. Leave out ("for or")

L. 34. In the Interlineation after ("the") insert ("said"), and in the same Line and Line 35 leave out ("of Litchfield and Coventry")

Pr. 36. L. 19. After ("only") insert ("other than and except the said James Daniel Vicar of the said Parish of Dillorn otherwise Dilborne, and his Successors")

And the said Amendments, being read a Second Time, were agreed to by the House.

Derby, &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 made in the Thirty-third Year of His late Majesty, "for amending, widening and keeping in Repair several Roads therein mentioned, lying in the Counties of Derby, Leicester and Warwick, and for amending and keeping in Repair, the Road branching from Part of the said Road between Measham, in the said County of Derby, and Burton upon Trent, in the County of Stafford, to the Turnpike Road at or near the Bull's Head Alehouse, in Twycross, in the said County of Leicester," 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."

Stow Poor Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for rendering effectual an Act made in the Eighteenth Year of His present Majesty, " for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor within the Hundred of Stow, in the County of Suffolk," was committed.

Deanburn Bridge, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of so much of an Act made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, as relates to repairing and widening the Roads from Deanburn Bridge, through Greenlaw and Part of the Jedburgh Road by Lauder, in the Shire of Berwick to Cornhill, in the County of Durham."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

West on Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from a certain Gate on the Turnpike Road, at or near the South End of the Town of Weston on the Green, in the County of Oxford, to the Turnpike Road on Kidlington Green, 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, ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Pechell and Mr. Eames:

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

Tripe to take the Name of Swete, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Tripe, Clerk, and the Heirs Male of his Body, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Swete."

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

Ld. President.
D. Queensberry.
D. Athol.
D. Ancaster & Kesteven.
D. Manchester.
M. Rockingham.
E. Salisbury.
E. Westmorland.
E. Sandwich.
E. Abingdon.
E. Coventry.
E. Abercorn.
E. Ferrers.
E. Aylesford.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Brooke & Warwick.
E. Gower.
E. Bucks.
E. Radnor.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Mansfield.
V. Montague.
V. Stormont.
V. Hampden.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. St. John Blet.
L. Clifton.
L. Onslow & Cranley.
L. Cadogan.
L. King.
L. Montfort.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Pelham.
L. Beaulieu.
L. Vernon.
L. Digby.
L. Brownlow.
L. Gage.
L. Southampton.

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.

Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on Waddell's Appeal:

The House being moved, "That John Spottiswoode of Sackville Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for William Waddell, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:"

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

and on Sir J. Stuart's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Spottiswoode of Sackville Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Sir John Stuart Baronet, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:"

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

Sir J. Scott and Kerr against Sir G. Elliot.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Sir John Scott Baronet, and Patrick Kerr Esquire, are Appellants, and Sir Gilbert Elliot Baronet, is Respondent:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause by Counsel at the Bar on Wednesday the 21st Day of this Instant March.

Militia Qualification Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectually preventing unqualified Persons from bearing the Commissions therein mentioned in the Militia Forces of this Kingdom;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

Moved, "That the said Bill be committed:"

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then it was moved, "That the said Bill be read the Third Time on this Day Three Months."

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time on this Day Three Months.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, decimum nonum diem instantis Martii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 19o Martii 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Athol.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Harrowby.

PRAYERS.

L Middleton takes his Seat.

This Day Henry Lord Middleton sat first in Parliament, after the Death of Francis Lord Middleton; his Lordship having first at the Table taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Pedigree delivered.

Garter King at Arms delivered in at the Table his Lordship's Pedigree, pursuant to the Standing Order.

Lords take the Oaths.

This Day Neil Earl of Rosebery, and Richard Viscount Say and Sele, took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Annuity and Lottery 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 by way of Annuities, and a Lottery; and for consolidating certain Annuities, which were made one joint Stock by an Act, made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, with certain Annuities consolidated by several Acts, made in the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Years of the Reign of King George the Second, and in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Land Tax Commissioners Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for appointing Commissioners for putting in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-one;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Tripe to take the Name of Swete, Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Tripe, Clerk, and the Heirs Male of his Body, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Swete," 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."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Grampound, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Eastern End of the Borough of Grampound, in the County of Cornwall, through the Towns of Saint Austell and Lostwithiel; and from thence to the East End of the Western Taphouse Lane, in the said County," was committed.

Sir G. Turner & al. Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Sir Gregory Page Turner Baronet, 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.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Freehold Estates in the County of Kent, devised by the Will of Sir Gregory Page Baronet, deceased, in Trustees, to sell the same; for discharging Incumbrances, and for laying out the Residue of the Money arising by Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in lieu thereof to the like Uses, and for the other Purposes therein mentioned."

L. Banss and Garden against E. Fife & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Cross Appeal of William Lord Banff and Peter Garden of Dalgety, Esquire, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 16th of February and 9th of July, 1773; and also of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 8th of December 1773, 4th of August 1774, and 18th of January 1775; and praying, That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, in so far as the same are complained of, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that James Earl Fife, William Falder, and William Wilson, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said James Earl Fife, William Falder, and William Wilson may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 16th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon their Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Sir J. Grant & al. against D. Gordon.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Sir James Grant, of Grant, Baronet, Major General James Grant, of Ballindalloch, and others, Heritors of Salmon Fishings in the River Spey, and Proprietors of extensive Woods Adjacent to the said River, complaining of certain Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland; particularly of Three Interlocutors of the said Lords, of the 28th of February 1735, the 7th of July 1736, and the 15th of July 1737; as also of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary there of the 12th of July 1776; and also of Five other Interlocutors of the said Lords, of the 18th of January and 22d of November 1777, the 23d of July 1778, the 26th of November 1779, and 18th of January 1781, and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Alexander Duke of Gordon may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Alexander Duke of Gordon may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 16th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon his Agent or Solicitor in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Bank of Scotland et al against Bank of England.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of the Governor and Company of the Bank of Scotland, and of Messieurs Douglas, Heron, and Company, Bankers in Ayr, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 16th of December 1780, and 6th of March 1781; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that the Governor and Company of the Bank of England may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Governor and Company of the Bank of England may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 16th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon their known Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Longlands to enter into Recognizance on Sir J. Grant's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Thomas Longlands, of Brewer Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Sir James Grant Baronet, and others, on account of their Appeal depending in this House, they residing in Scotland:"

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

Adey's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Daniel Adey Esquire, and Charles Adey Esquire, for himself and William Moore Adey his Infant Son, with the Consent and Approbation of William Moore and Thomas Curtis Esquires, 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 Eyre, 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.

Militia Completion Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for keeping the Militia Forces of this Kingdom compleat during the Time therein mentioned, and for regulating the Admission of Substitutes to serve in the Militia."

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.

Militia Pay Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and eightyone"

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.

Dilhorne enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Commons and Waste Grounds within the Manor and Parish of Dillorn, otherwise Dilhorne, in the County of Stafford."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Montagu and Mr. Leeds:

To return the said Bill, and acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the same with some Amendments, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Stow Poor Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for rendering effectual an Act made in the Eighteenth Year of His present Majesty, for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor within the Hundred of Stow, in the County of Suffolk."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Derby, &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, made in the Thirty-third Year of His late Majesty, for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, several Roads therein mentioned, lying in the Counties of Derby, Leicester and Warwick; and for amending and keeping in Repair the Road branching from Part of the said Roads, between Measham, in the said County of Derby, and Burton upon Trent, in the County of Stafford, to the Turnpike Road at or near the Bull's Head Alehouse in Twycross, in the said County of Leicester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

And Messages were, severally, sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

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

Hamilton against Boyes.

The House being informed, "That John Boyes Junior, Writer in Hamilton, Respondent to the Appeal of John Hamilton Esquire, of Sundrum, had not put in his Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose:"

And thereupon, an Affidavit of George Cumin, Writer to the Signet, of the due Service of the said Order, being read:

Ordered, That the said Respondent do put in his Answer to the said Appeal peremptorily in a Week.

Hamilton against Roebuck.

The House being informed, "That Doctor John Roebuck of Birmingham, now residing in Kinneil, Respondent to the Appeal of John Hamilton Esquire, of Sundrum, had not put in his Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose:"

And thereupon, an Affidavit of George Cumin, Writer to the Signet, of the due Service of the said Order, being read:

Ordered, That the said Respondent do put in his Answer to the said Appeal peremptorily in a Week.

Seamen's Encouragement Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of Seamen, and for the more speedy and effectual Manning His Majesty's Navy;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Sir J. Scott and Kerr against Sir G. Eliot.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Sir John Scott Baronet, and Patrick Kerr Esquire, are Appellants, and Sir Gilbert Elliot Baronet, is Respondent, which stands appointed for Wednesday next, be put off to Friday next; the Respondent not having delivered his Cases as required by the Standing Order.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, vicesimum diem instantis Martij, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 20o Martii 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Portland.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Rosebery.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.

PRAYERS.

Annuity and Lottery Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by way of Annuities and a Lottery; and for consolidating certain Annuities which were made one joint Stock by an Act made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, with certain Annuities consolidated by several Acts made in the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Years of the Reign of King George the Second, and in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty."

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

Seamens Encouragement Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of Seamen, and for the more speedy and effectual Manning His Majesty's Navy."

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.

Land Tax Commissioners Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for appointing Commissioners for putting in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-one."

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

Tripe to take the Name of Swete, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Tripe, Clerk, and the Heirs Male of his Body, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Swete."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Montagu and Mr. Leeds:

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

Grampound, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, "for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Eastern End of the Borough of Grampound, in the County of Cornwall, through the Towns of Saint Austell and Lostwithiel; and from thence to the East End of the Western Taphouse Lane, in the said County."

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 ordered to be 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.

Fairfax's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to confirm and establish an Agreement for cancelling and making void a Settlement of certain Manors, Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments, in the North Riding of the County of York, the Estates of the Honourable Ann Fairfax Spinster; and for making another Settlement of the same Manors, Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments, to the Uses mentioned in such Agreement."

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

D. Portland.
M. Rockingham.
E. Rosebery.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Middleton.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday the 4th Day of April next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Militia Pay Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia, in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and eighty-one."

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."

Militia Completion Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for keeping the Militia Forces of this Kingdom compleat, during the Time therein mentioned; and for regulating the Admission of Substitutes to serve in the Militia."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, vicesimum primum diem Instantis Martii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.