House of Lords Journal Volume 36
March 1781 21-30

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March 1781 21-30

DIE Mercurii, 21o Martii 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Athol.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Montagu.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Gower.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Brudenell.

PRAYERS.

Dilhorne Common, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, 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;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Launceston Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and amending an Act, made in the Thirty-third Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, "for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading to the Borough of Launceston, in the County of Cornwall;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wilmslow Bridge, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Wilmslow Bridge in Wilmslow in the County of Chester, through Nether Alderley, and the Town of Congleton to or near the Red Bull in Church Lawton, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Knotting 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 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."

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

Ld. President.
D. Beaufort.
D. Bolton.
D. Queensberry.
D. Athol.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Montagu.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Salisbury.
E. Exeter.
E. Westmorland.
E. Sandwich.
E. Essex.
E. Coventry.
E. Eglintoun.
E. Abercorn.
E. Dunmore.
E. Rosebery.
E. Ferrers.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Brooke & Warwick.
E. Gower.
E. Bucks.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Powis.
E. Radnor.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Clarendon.
V. Stormont.
V. Hampden.
V. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. De Ferrars.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Osborne.
L. Onslow & Cranley.
L. Cadogan.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Walpole.
L. Grantham.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Gage.
L. Brudenell.

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.

Militia Pay Bill:

Hodie 3a 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 eighty-one."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Land Tax Commissioners Bill.

Hodie 3a 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."

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. Montagu and Mr. Leeds:

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

Seamens Encouragement Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of Seamen, and for the more speedy and effectual Manning His Majesty's Navy."

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."

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

Upon reading the Petition of Sir JohnScott Baronet and Patrick Kerr Esquire, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House; and of Sir Gilbert Elliot Baronet, Respondent thereto; setting forth, "That this Cause stands for hearing on Friday next; that the Counsel and Agents on both Sides being obliged to attend that Day in the House of Commons, it is humbly hoped, that their Lordships will delay the Hearing till Monday next;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "To postpone the Hearing of this Cause till Monday next:"

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of this Cause be put off to Monday next, as desired.

Sir J. Scott and Kerr against Sir J. Dalrymple.

The House being informed, "That Sir John Dalrymple of Cousland Baronet, Respondent to the Appeal of Sir John Scott of Ancrum Baronet, and Patrick Kerr of Abbotrule Esquire, 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 Robert Bell, 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.

Johnston & al' against Chalmers and Watson.

The House being informed, "That James Chalmers Merchant, and John Watson Cooper in Leith, Respondents to the Appeal of the Reverend Mr. David Johnston Minister, and the Remanent Members of the Kirk of Session of North Leith, had not put in their Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose:

And thereupon an Affidavit of James Marshall Writer to the Signet, of the due Service of the said Order, being read;

Ordered, That the said Respondents do put in their Answer to the said Appeal peremptorily in a Week.

Chalmer to enter into Recognizance on the Bank of Scotland's Appeal.

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

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

Lords summoned.

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

Annuity and Lottery Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Third reading of the 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:"

Moved, "That the said Bill be now read the Third Time;"

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

DISSENTIENT.

Protest against passing it.

Because when a Bargain improvident in its Terms, corrupt in its Operation, and partial in its Distribution, is negotiated by a Minister acting for the Public, its having passed through the House of Commons can be no Reason for its passing without Observation through the House of Lords. Without waving our undoubted Right of giving a Negative to this or any other Bill, we respect the Principle of Public Credit too much to attempt at this Juncture to exercise that Right; though if we looked only at the Enormity of the Abuse, the most direct Opposition never could be more properly called for.

Twenty-one Million is added to the Capital of the Debt for a Loan of Twelve. Five and a Half per Cent, perpetual Annuity is granted. Six hundred and fifty thousand Pounds is to be levied in Yearly Taxes upon the People. In such a Situation the most exact Economy ought to have been used, and the Premium on the Loan ought to have been reduced in proportion to the Exorbitance of the Interest to be paid. Several Circumstances occurred favourable to the Minister, if his Object had been to serve his Country rather than to raise a Faction for his own Support. Besides the Prospects derived from the Beginning of a Negotiation for Peace, it is allowed, that treble the Sum subscribed had been offered, and a very large Part of that Surplus by Persons more responsible than very many of those who were admitted. In that Situation so favourable to the Borrower, where the being permitted to lend was sought with Emulation, the First Commissioner of the Treasury chose to make a Bargain which opened a Ten per Cent. Premium the Day after the Loan.

This Price was not the Effect of mere popular Opinion, or of artful Management; but was grounded on the real Value of the great Body of the other Stocks at the Time, and was no more than what arose from a just Relation to the rest. We are the more dissatisfied with this shameful Prodigality of Public Money by comparing it with that Period, when a strict and conscientious Management of Public Treasure at Home became a sure Foundation for the Glory of our Arms Abroad. During the Duke of Newcastle's Administration of the Treasury, the Premium on the several successive Loans from the Year 1758 inclusive to the Time of his Removal from Office, never exceeded One and an Half per Cent. at the Opening; was generally less; and sometimes at a Discount; yet the National Credit was in Vigour. During that Time Forty-three Millions were borrowed. In those happy Days, the Ministers, standing on National Ground, were not in a State of Servitude to any Set of Men, nor led, through a false System of Politics, to aggravate the Distresses of their Country by hiring a venal Cry to personate the Voice of the Publick, and to give Support to the Measures which had occasioned those Distresses.

It is not Matter of Surprize to Us, at a Time when such Things can be done with Impunity, that Lords of the greatest Honour and Ability have wholly discontinued their Attendance. But it is not improper, that those Lords who sometimes do attend, should record their Names in testimony of their strong Condemnation of the Terms of this Loan, and of the Motives which (they conceive) dictated Terms so very disadvantageous to the Crown and the Nation."

Rockingham.
Portland.
Osborne.
I. St. Asaph.
De Ferrars.
Fitzwilliam.
Bolton.
Ponsonby.

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.

Militia Completion Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for receiving the Report of the Amendments, made by the Committee of the whole House to 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:"

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 22o Martii 1781.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Powis.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Brudenell.

PRAYERS.

Seamens Encouragement Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of Seamen, and for the more speedy and effectual Manning His Majesty's Navy."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure to robe.

The House was resumed.

The King present.

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

Who being come, with their Speaker;

He, after a Speech, in relation to the Money Bill to be passed, delivered it to the Clerk, who brought it to the Table, where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Title of that and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow; (videlicet)

Bills passed.

"1. 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 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 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."

"3. 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."

"4. An Act for the Encouragement of Seamen, and for the more speedy and effectual Manning His Majesty's Navy."

"5. 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."

"6. 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 several Roads therein mentioned, lying in the Counties of Leicester and Warwick, and in the County of the City of Coventry."

"7. 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."

"8. 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."

"9. 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."

"10. 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."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"11. 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."

"12. 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."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire, and the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Bourn Ean Navigation Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for improving the Navigation of the River called the Bourn Eau, from the Town of Bourn to its Junction with the River Glen at a Place called Tongue End, in the County of Lincoln;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Militia Completion Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to 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."

The said Amendments were read by the Clerk as follow; (videlicet).

"Pr. 3. Line 44. Leave out from the Word ("mentioned") to the End of the Bill."

In the Title of the Bill,

Leave out from the Word ("mentioned") to the End of the Title."

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

Sir G. Turner's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a 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."

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

D. Dorset.
Ld. Steward.
E. Salisbury.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Rosebery.
E. Aylesford.
E. Bucks.
E. Powis.
E. Clarendon.
V. Stormont.
V. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Le Despencer.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Clifton.
L. Middleton.
L. Onslow & Cranley.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Amherst.
L. Gage.
L. Brudenell.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Friday the 6th 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.

Launceston Road Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and amending an Act made in the Thirty-third Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, for amending, widening and keeping in Repair several Roads leading to the Borough of Launceston, in the County of Cornwall."

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 26o Martii 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Richmond.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Gower.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Digby.

PRAYERS.

Johnston et al. against Chalmers and Watson.

The Answer of James Chalmers and John Watson, of Leith, Merchants, to the Appeal of the Reverend Doctor David Johnston, Minister of North Leith, and others, was this Day brought in.

Lord Percy takes the Oaths.

This Day Hugh Lord Percy took the Oaths and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abiuration pursuant to the Statutes.

Verelst against Way, 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,

Harry Verelst Esquire, is Plaintiff,
and
Benjamin Way Esquire, is Defendant.

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

Tobacco and Sugar Duty.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Discounts and Abatements upon certain Foreign Goods, and for granting additional Duties upon Tobacco and Sugar imported into Great Britain;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Excise Duties 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 an additional Duty upon the Produce of the several Duties under the Management of the respective Commissioners of the Excise in Great Britain;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Mercers Company Account delivered.

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

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

The Accounts of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London, from the 10th of October 1779, to the 10th of October 1780, directed to be said before each House of Parliament by Two Acts, One of the Twenty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the Annuitants of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London;" and the other of the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for Relief of the Bond and other Creditors of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers in the City of London."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Stoney Middleton Inclosure Bill.

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

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

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Launceston Roads Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and amending an Act made in the Thirty-third Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading to the Borough of Launceston, in the County of Cornwall," 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."

Knotting Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report 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 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," was committed.

Rothley Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a 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."

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

D. Richmond.
M. Rockingham.
E. Westmorland.
E. Stamford.
E. Doncaster.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Ferrers.
E. Gower.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Montague.
V. Townshend.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
V. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Percy.
L. Middleton.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Digby.

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

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been or shall be present this Session, be added to the said Committee.

Ilmington Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and other Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Ilmington, in the County of Warwick."

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

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

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been or shall be present this Session, be added to the said Committee.

Bourn Eau Navigation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for improving the Navigation of the River, called Bourn Eau, from the Town of Bourn to its Junction with the River Glen, at a Place called Tongue End, in the County of Lincoln."

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

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

Wilmslow Bridge Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Wilmslow Bridge, in Wilmslow, in the County of Chester, through Nether Alderley, and the Town of Congleton, to or near the Red Bull, in Church Lawton, in the said County."

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.

Hamilton against Bogle.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Hamilton of Sundrum, Esquire, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 6th of December 1780, and 10th of March 1781; and praying, That the same may be reversed, 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 Robert Bogle Esquire, of Shettlestone, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Robert Bogle Esquire, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 23d Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of his Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Hamilton against Cathcart.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Hamilton of Sundrum, Esquire, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of 6th and 10th of March 1781; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, 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 Robert Cathcart Esquire, of Genoch, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Robert Cathcart Esquire, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 23d Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of his Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Hamilton and Logan against Douglas.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Hamilton of Sundrum, and Hugh Logan of Logan, Esquires, complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 6th of February and 6th and 10th of March 1781; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, 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 Major General John Douglas may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Major General John Douglas may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 23d Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of his Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Mac Adams against Muir and Dalrymple.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Captain Gilbert Mac Adam, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 7th and 10th of March 1781; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, 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 Robert Muir of Blaerston, and Charles Dalrymple of Orangefield Esquires, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Robert Muir and Charles Dalrymple Esquires, 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 23d 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.

Cameron against Dalrymple.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Lieutenant Duncan John Cameron, of the West Fencible Regiment, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 8th of February and 7th of March 1781; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, 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 Charles Dalrymple of Orangefield, Esquire, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Charles Dalrymple Esquire, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 23d 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. Scott and Kerr against Sir G. Elliot.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir John Scott Baronet, and Patrick Kerr Esquire, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which Sir Gilbert Elliot Baronet, is Respondent, which stands appointed for hearing; setting forth, "That the Appellants being advised that the Interlocutor of the Court of Session complained of in this Cause, is agreeable to Law, are desirous to withdraw their Appeal;" and therefore pray their Lordships, "will be pleased to allow the said Appeal to be withdrawn without Costs, the Agent for the said Respondent having signed the said Petition, as consenting thereto."

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal without Costs as desired.

Sir J. Scott and Kerr against Pott.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir John Scott Baronet, and Patrick Kerr Esquire, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which George Pott Esquire, is Respondent; setting forth, "That since presenting the Appeal in this Cause, to which no Answers have been put in, the Appellants are advised that the Interlocutors of the Court of Session complained of, are agreeable to Law, and are therefore desirous to withdraw their Appeal;" and therefore praying their Lordships, That the said Appeal may be withdrawn."

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal as desired.

Sir J. Scott and Kerr against Sir J. Dalrymple.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir John Scott Baronet, and Patrick Kerr Esquire, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which Sir John Dalrymple Baronet, is Respondent; setting forth, "That since presenting the Appeal in this Cause, to which no Answers have been put in, the Appellants are advised that the Interlocutors of the Court of Session complained of, are agreeable to Law, and are therefore desirous to withdraw their Appeal;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That the said Appeal may be withdrawn."

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal as desired.

Scott et al against Stewart et al.

Upon reading the Petition of William Scott Esquire, and others, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which David Stewart Esquire, and others, are Respondents; setting forth, "That since presenting the Appeal in this Cause, to which no Answers have been put in, the Appellants are advised that the Interlocutors of the Court of Session complained of, are agreeable to Law, and are therefore desirous to withdraw their Appeal;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That the said Appeal may be withdrawn."

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to withdraw their said Petition, as desired.

Sir Jas Grant et al. against D. Gordon.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir James Grant Baronet, and others, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which Alexander Duke of Gordon is Respondent; setting forth, "That on looking into the Proceedings in this Cause, (which were not arrived from Scotland at the Time of presenting the Appeal), it appears, it would have been proper to have introduced Two Interlocutors, which are not particularly noticed in the Conclusion of the Appeal;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That they may be at Liberty to amend their Appeal, by adding these Interlocutors; they amending the Respondent's Copy:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to amend their said Appeal as desired; they amending the Respondent's Copy.

Militia Completion Bill.

Ordered, That 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," be read the Third Time To-morrow; and that the Lords be summoned.

Dolman's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Robert Dolman the Younger, Doctor of Physic, for and on the Behalf of himself, and Thomas, Elizabeth, Ann and Mary, his Infant Children, praying leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, and Mr. Justice Gould, 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, to sign the same.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 27o Martij 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Athol.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Powis.
Comes Temple.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Porchester.

PRAYERS.

Waddell against Russell.

The Answer of John Russell of Bontfoot, to the Appeal of William Waddell of Pepperthills, was this Day brought in: As was also,

Hamilton against Roebuck.

The Answer of Doctor John Roebuck of Birmingham, to the Appeal of John Hamilton of Sundrum Esquire.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein John Hamilton Esquire, is Appellant, and Doctor John Roebuck is Respondent:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause by Counsel, at the Bar, on Monday next.

Stoney Middleton Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Ld. President.
D. Richmond.
D. Athol.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Chandos.
M. Rockingham.
E. Salisbury.
E. Westmorland.
E. Stamford.
E. Sandwich.
E. Essex.
E. Eglintoun.
E. Galloway.
E. Dunmore.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Ferrers.
E. Sussex.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Bucks.
E. Powis.
E. Temple.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
V. Stormont.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Hampden.
V. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Paget.
L. Osborne.
L. Middleton.
L. Onslow & Cranley.
L. Cadgan.
L. Walpole.
L. Wycombe.
L. Boston.
L. Digby.
L. Amherst.
L. Loughborough.
L. Gage.
L. Porchester.

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.

Mapes et Ux. Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Edmund Mapes Esquire and Ann his Wife, on Behalf of themselves and their infant Children, 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.

Mapes's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of Edmund Mapes Esquire, in Honeing, in the County of Norfolk, in the said Edmund Mapes in Fee Simple; and for settling an Estate of the said Edmund Mapes in Rollesby Burgh, alias Burrow and Repps, in the same County, of greater Value, in lieu thereof."

Pleydell against Graham.

Upon reading the Petition of Jonathan Morton Pleydell Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which John Graham Esquire is Respondent; setting forth, "That the Petitioner did, at the Commencement of the present Session of Parliament, present his Appeal to their Lordships from certain Orders of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland; that since presenting the said Appeal the Petitioner hath been advised to withdraw the same;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That he may be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal, the Agent for the said Respondent having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:"

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal, as desired.

Tobacco and Sugar Duty Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Discounts and Abatements upon certain Foreign Goods, and for granting additional Duties upon Tobacco and Sugar imported into Great Britain:"

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.

Excise Duties Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty an additional Duty upon the Produce of the several Duties under the Management of the respective Commissioners of the Excise in Great Britain:"

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.

Knotting 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 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 Altleborough Bridge, to the Turnpike Road in Barton Seagrave Lane, in the Parish of Barton Seagrave, in the County of Northampton."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Launceston Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and amending an Act made in the Thirty-third Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair several Roads leading to the Borough of Launceston, in the County of Cornwall."

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 preceeding Bills.

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

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

Clark against Hamilton.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Clark Merchant in Glasgow, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 27th of February and 7th of March 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 Hamilton of Sundrum Esquire may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Hamilton Esquire may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 24th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon his known Agent or Counsel in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Order for the Lords to be summoned read.

The Order of the Day for the Lords to be summoned, was read.

Justices of the Peace Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable certain Persons named in any Commission of the Peace, to act as Justices of the Peace, in the Suppression of Riots and Tumults, notwithstanding they have not taken out their Dedimus Potestatem."

Moved, "That the said Bill be committed for this Day Three Months."

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on this Day Three Months.

Militia Completion Bill.

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

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

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 the former Messengers:

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.

Gordon against Clark.

The House being informed, "That John Clark Junior, Writer in Dumfries, Respondent to the Appeal of Alexander Gordon Esquire of (fn. 1) Couchitoun, 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 Patrick Macdowall Writer in Dumsries, 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.

Gordon against Moodie.

The House being informed, "That Benjamin Moodie Respondent to the Appeal of Alexander Gordon Esquire of (fn. 1) Couchieton, 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 Patrick Macdowall Writer in Dumsries, 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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 28o Martii 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Queensberry.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Powis.
Comes Temple.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Porchester.

PRAYERS.

Bourn Eau Navigation Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for improving the Navigation of the River called Bourn Eau, from the Town of Bourn to its Junction with the River Glen, at a Place called Tongue End, in the County of Lincoln," 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."

Wilmslow Bridge Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Wilmslow Bridge, in Wilmslow, in the County of Chester, through Nether Alderley and the Town of Congleton, to or near the Red Bull, in Church Lawton, in the said County," was committed.

Stoney Middleton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also 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 of Stoney Middleton, in the County of Derby," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House without any Amendment."

Rothley Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open 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 Extra-parochial Liberty of Rothley Temple, in the County of Leicester," was committed.

Ilmington Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Land, within the Parish of Ilmington, in the County of Warwick," was committed.

Lords summoned.

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

Militia Completion Bill.

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

To return the 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;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Lord Great Chamberlain, Claims to Office of, to be heard.

Upon reading the Petition of Charlotte Duchess Dowager of Athol and Baroness Strange, Brownlow Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, and Robert Bertie Esquire, commonly called Lord Robert Bertie, Hugh Baron Percy, and Peter Burrell Esquire, and Priscilla Barbara Elizabeth Baroness Willoughby of Eresby his Wife; setting forth, "That His Majesty was graciously pleased to refer to their Lordships, in the last Session of Parliament, the several Claims of the Petitioners Peter Burrell and Lady Willoughby of Eresby his Wife, and the Petitioners the Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven and Lord Robert Bertie, to the Office of Lord Great Chamberlain of England, with the Report of His Majesty's Attorney General made on both the said Claims; and also to refer to their Lordships the several Claims of the Petitioners the Duchess Dowager of Athol and Lord Percy to the said Office; that their Lordships having been pleased to order that the Petitioners' Counsel should be heard on all their said Claims, and having afterwards adjourned the Hearing thereof, the Petitioners humbly pray their Lordships, "That a Time may be appointed for hearing of the Petitioners Counsel relative to their said Claims to the said Office, or that their Lordships will be pleased to make such Order in the Premises as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That this House do take into Consideration the Petitions of Charlotte Duchess Dowager of Athol and Baroness Strange, Brownlow Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, and Robert Bertie Esquire, commonly called Lord Robert Bertie, Hugh Baron Percy and Peter Burrell Esquire, and Priscilla Barbara Elizabeth Baroness Willoughby of Eresby his Wife, severally claiming the Office of Lord Great Chamberlain, on Monday the 7th Day of May next; and that the Counsel of the said Petitioners be then heard at the Bar of this House upon the said Petitions; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General; and that the Lords be summoned.

Mape's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of Edmund Mapes Esquire in Honeing, in the County of Norfolk, in the said Edmund Mapes, in Fee Simple; and for settling an Estate of the said Edmund Mapes in Rollesby Burgh, alias Burrow and Repps, in the same County, of greater Value, in lieu thereof."

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

D. Queensberry.
M. Rockingham.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Exeter.
E. Westmorland.
E. Stamford.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Ferrers.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Powis.
E. Temple.
E. Radnor.
E. Clarendon.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Hampden.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Percy.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Porchester.

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

Tobacco and Sugar Duties Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Discounts and Abatements upon certain foreign Goods, and for granting additional Duties upon Tobacco and Sugar imported into Great Britain."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Excise Duties 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 an additional Duty upon the Produce of the several Duties under the Management of the respective Commissioners of the Excise in Great Britain."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 29o Martii 1781.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Glocester.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov..
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Athol.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Montagu.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Sundridge.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Brudenell.

PRAYERS.

Tobacco and Sugar Duties Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Discounts and Abatements upon certain Foreign Goods, and for granting additional Duties upon Tobacco and Sugar imported into Great Britain."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Excise Duties Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty an additional Duty upon the Produce of the several Duties under the Management of the respective Commissioners of the Excise in Great Britain."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bourn Eau Navigation Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for improving the Navigation of the River called Bourn Eau, from the Town of Bourn to its Junction with the River Glen, at a Place called Tongue End, in the County of Lincoln."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wilmslow Bridge Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Wilmslow Bridge, in Wilmslow, in the County of Chester, through Nether Alderley and the Town of Congleton, to or near the Red Bull, in Church Lawton, in the said County."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stoney Middleton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Commons and Waste Grounds within the Manor of Stoney Middleton, in the County of Derby."

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 Five preceding Bills.

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

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure to robe.

The House was resumed.

The King present.

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

Who being come, with their Speaker;

He, after a Speech in relation to the Money Bills to be passed, delivered them to the Clerk, who brought them to the Table, where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follows; (videlicet)

Bills passed.

"1. An Act for repealing the Discounts and Abatements upon certain Foreign Goods, and for granting additional Duties upon Tobacco and Sugar imported into Great Britain."

"2. An Act for granting to His Majesty an additional Duty upon the Produce of the several Duties under the Management of the respective Commissioners of the Excise in Great Britain."

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

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

"3. An Act for keeping the Militia Forces of this Kingdom complete, during the Time therein mentioned."

"4. An Act for improving the Navigation of the River called Bourn Eau, from the Town of Bourn to its Junction with the River Glen, at a Place called Tongue End, in the County of Lincoln."

"5. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Wilmslow Bridge, in Wilmslow, in the County of Chester, through Nether Alderley and the Town of Congleton, to or near the Red Bull, in Church Lawton, in the said County."

"6. An Act for continuing and amending an Act made in the Thirty-third Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, "for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading to the Borough of Launceston, in the County of Cornwall."

"7. 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."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"8. An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Commons and Waste Grounds within the Manor of Stoney Middleton, in the County of Derby."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire, and the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure to unrobe.

The House was resumed:

Little Harrowden Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Little Harrowden, in the County of Northampton;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Tamworth, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the High Roads from the Borough of Tamworth to Ashby-de-la-Zouch, in the County of Leicester; and from Sawley Ferry, in the said County, to a Turnpike Gate at or near the End of Swarcliff Lane, leading to, and in the Parish of Ashby-de-la-Zouch aforesaid;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Turnpike Roads 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.

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

Henley for a Naturalization Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of Dorothy Hannah Louisa Harriot, now the Wife of William Henley of Gore Court, in the County of Kent, Esquire, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for naturalizing the Petitioner, and to enable her to hold and enjoy such Estates as natural-born Subjects may hold or enjoy:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill according to the Prayer of the said Petition.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 30o Martij 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Temple.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Porchester.

PRAYERS.

Ld. Monson takes the Oaths.

This Day John Lord Monson took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Adey et al. Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Daniel Adey Esquire, 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 discharging Part of the Estates of Daniel Adey Esquire, deceased, situate in the County of Wilts, from the Trusts declared thereof by his Will, and settling the same to the like Uses as his other Estates devised by such Will."

Pratchitt et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of John Pratchitt Gentleman, and Jane his Wife, and William Pratchitt Gentleman, 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 effecting an Exchange between John Pratchitt and William Pratchitt Gentlemen, of their Estates in the Counties of Stafford and Salop, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Henley's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale (pursuant to an Order of Leave Yesterday), presented to the House, a Bill, intituled, An Act for naturalizing Dorothy Hannah Louisa Harriot Henley, the Wife of William Henley Esquire:"

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Baker et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Baker Esquire, and Elizabeth his Wife, on Behalf of themselves, and of Elizabeth Honora Baker, John Baker, Mary Baker, Harriott Baker, Thomas Baker, William Baker, Charles Baker, Edward Baker and Charlotte Baker, their Infant Sons and Daughters; and also of John Greenway Gentleman, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, and Mr. Justice Gould, 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.

Johnston et a against Chalmers and Watlon.

Upon reading the Petition of the Reverend Doctor David Johnston, and others, Appellants, in a Cause depending in this House, to which James Chalmers Merchant, and John Watson, Cooper in Leith, are Respondents; setting forth, "That the Appellants have printed and lodged their Cases with their Lordships;" and therefore praying, "That this Cause may be set down to be heard on Wednesday next:"

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

Tamworth, &c. Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, the High Roads from the Borough of Tamworth to Ashby-de-la-Zouch, in the County of Leicester, and from Sawley Ferry, in the said County, to a Turnpike Gate, at or near the End of Swarcliff Lane, leading to and in the Parish of Ashby-de-la-Zouch aforesaid:"

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

Ld. President.
D. Richmond.
D. Bolton.
D. Devonshire.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Chandos.
M. Rockingham.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Exeter.
E. Westmorland.
E. Stamford.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Sandwich.
E. Essex.
E. Doncaster.
E. Coventry.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Ferrers.
E. Sussex.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Bucks.
E. Temple.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
V. Say & Sele.
. V. Townshend.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Hampden.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Le Despencer.
L. De Ferrars.
L. Osborne.
L. Onslow & Cranley.
L. Monson.
L. Montfort.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Vernon.
L. Digby.
L. Amherst.
L. Loughborough.
L. Gage.
L. Southampton.
L. Porchester.

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.

Turnpike Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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:"

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

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

Ilmington Enclosure Bill:

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

It was moved, "That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Land, within the Parish of Ilmington, in the County of Warwick, be recommitted:"

Which being objected to,

After long Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Land, within the Parish of Ilmington, in the County of Warwick."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Rothley Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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 the Two preceding Bills.

And Messages were, severally, ordered to be 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.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, secundum diem Aprilis, jam prox. sequen. horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

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