House of Lords Journal Volume 36
May 1781 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 36: May 1781 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 36: 1779-1783 (1767-1830), pp. 283-296. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116684 Date accessed: 22 August 2014.


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May 1781 11-20

DIE Veneris, 11o Maii 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. Glocester.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Athol.
Dux Portland.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Northumberland.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Glencairn.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Gower.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. King.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Sundridge.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Southampton.

PRAYERS.

Ld. Great Chamberlain, Claims to Office of, further considered.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into further Consideration the Petition of Charlotte Duchess Dowager of Athol and Baroness Strange; also the Petition of Brownlow Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, and Robert Bertie Esquire, commonly called Lord Robert Bertie; also the Petition of Hugh Baron Percy, commonly called Earl Percy; and also the Petition of Peter Burrell Esquire, and Priscilla Barbara Elizabeth Baroness Willoughby of Eresby, his Wife, severally claiming the Office of Lord Great Chamberlain of England; and for the Petitioners Counsel to be heard at the Bar of this House upon the said several Petitions; and for the Lords to be summoned; and for the Judges to attend:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

Mr. Dunning was heard for Mr. Burrell and Lady Willoughby of Eresby.

Mr. McDonald was heard for the Duke of Ancaster and Lord Robert Bertie.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

And it being proposed, " To ask all the Counsel if they considered this as an Office in Dignity or Gross;"

The same was agreed to, and the Counsel were again called in, and the said Question being put to them they all agreed, "That it was an Office in Gross."

Then Mr. Kenycn was heard to reply for Lord Percy.

Then Mr. Maddox was heard to reply for the Duchess of Athol.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Questions put to the Judges.

Then the following Question was proposed to be put to the Judges, viz.

Whether the Right of Lord Percy to the Office of Lord Great Chamberlain of England, supposing his Pedigree and Case to be as stated by his Counsel, is barred by the Statute of Limitations?"

The same was agreed to, and the said Question was accordingly put to the Judges.

Then the following Question was also proposed to be put to the Judges, viz.

Whether the Right of the Duchess of Athol to the said Office, supposing her Pedigree and Case to be as stated by her Counsel, is barred by the Statute of Limitations?"

The same was agreed to, and the said Question was accordingly put to the Judges.

Whereupon,

The Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer having conferred with the rest of the Judges present, acquainted the House, "That the Judges desired Time to consider of the said Questions."

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Petitions be put off to Wednesday next, and that the Judges do then deliver their Opinions upon the said Questions.

Say and Sele Peerage,Committee to meet.

Upon reading the Petition of Colonel Thomas Twisleton claiming the Barony of Say and of Sele, setting forth, That the Petitioner's printed Cases upon his Claim of Peerage, having been delivered or lodged on their Lordships' Table," the Petitioner humbly prays, Their Lordships will be pleased to order that the Lords Committees for Privileges do meet to consider of this Claim on Monday the 28th of this Instant May or such other Day as their Lordships shall please to appoint."

It is Ordered, That the Lords Committees for Privileges do meet to consider of the said Claim on Monday the 28th of this Instant May, as desired; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General.

Corn Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for further regulating and ascertaining the Importation and Exportation of Corn and Grain within several Ports and Places therein mentioned."

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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 14o Maii 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Athol.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Gower.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. King.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Sundridge.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Bagot.

PRAYERS.

Allan et al. against Robertson et al.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause, wherein Janet Allan, and others, are Appellants, and Messieurs Robertson, and others, are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow; and that the Counsel be called in at Two o'clock.

Bruce against the Carron Company.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein James Bruce Esquire, is Appellant, and the Carron Company, are Respondents, et e contra, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Tuesday the 22d of this Instant May.

Wigtoun Privileges put off.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee of Privileges to whom the Petition of Hamilton Flemyng Esquire, claiming the Titles of Earl of Wigtoun, Lord Flemyng and Cumbernauld, stands referred, which is appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Tuesday the 22d of this Instant May; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General and the Lord Advocate for Scotland.

Servants Duties Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Management and Collection of the Duties upon Male Servants, granted by an Act made in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Verdigrease Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir George Yonge and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to encourage the Manufactory of Verdigrease in Great Britain, and for laying a Duty on Foreign Verdigrease imported;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Coventry Election Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating Elections of Citizens to serve in Parliament, for the City of Coventry;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Colne &c. Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Henry Hoghton, and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term, and alter and enlarge the Powers of so much of an Act made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His hate Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the Town of Leeds, in the West Riding of the County of York, through Otley, Skipton, Colne, Burnley and Blackburn, to Burscough Bridge, in Walton, in the County of Lancaster, and from Skipton through Gisburn and Clitheroe to Preston, in the said County of Lancaster," as relates to the Roads from Colne to Blackburn, and from Blackburn to Burscough Bridge;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Coals Admeasurement Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir James Pennyman, and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for further continuing and amending the several Acts passed, for preventing the Frauds and Abuses committed in the Admeasurement of Coals within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and that Part of the Duchy of Lancaster adjoining thereto, and the several Parishes of Saint Giles in the Fields, and Saint Mary le Bonne, and such Part of the Parish of Saint Andrew Holborn, as lies in the County of Middlesex;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Preston Bissett Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Earl Verney, and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, lying within and belonging to the Manor and Parish of Preston Bissett, in the County of Bucks;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Kington Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures and other Commonable Land, within the Manor and Parish of Kington, in the County of Worcester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Beverley Small Debt Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Town and Liberties of Beverley, in the County of York, and the several Parishes of the same Town;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Devizes Paving Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir James Tylney Long, and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, regulating, cleansing, lighting, watching and keeping in Repair the Streets, Lanes and Passages, within the Borough of the Devizes, in the County of Wilts, and for preventing Nuisances, Annoyances and Obstructions therein;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Kettering Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Trustees for executing Two Acts made in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of King George the Second, and in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Kettering, in the County of Northampton, to Newport Pagnell, in the County of Bucks, to take down the Turnpike erected in Sherrington Field, in the said County of Bucks; and to remove the same to the North End of Sherrington Bridge, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Grinshill, &c. Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons or Waste Lands in the Townships of Grinshill, Sansaw and Clive, in the Parishes of Grinshill and Saint Mary, in the County of Salop;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Expiring Laws Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws relating to the opening and establishing certain free Ports in the Island of Jamaica; to the allowing the free Importation of Sago-Powder and Vermicelli, from His Majesty's Colonies in North America; to the free Importation of certain Raw Hides and Skins from Ireland, and the British Plantations in America; to the allowing the Exportation of Provisions, Goods, Wares and Merchandize, to certain Places in North America, which are or may be under the Protection of His Majesty's Arms, and from such Places to Great Britain, and other Parts of His Majesty's Dominions; to the clandestine Running of uncustomed Goods, and preventing Frauds relating to the Customs; to the preventing the clandestine running of Goods, and the Danger of Infection thereby; to the encouraging the Growth of Coffee in His Majesty's Plantations in America; to the preventing the committing of Frauds by Bankrupts; and to revive and continue several Laws relating to allowing the Exportation of certain Quantities of Wheat, and other Articles to His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America; to the empowering His Majesty to prohibit the Exportation, and restrain the carrying Coastwise of Copper in Bars, or Copper in Sheets; to the allowing a Drawback of the Duties on Rum shipped as Stores, to be consumed on board Merchant Ships on their Voyages; and to the allowing a Bounty on the Exportation of British Corn and Grain in Neutral Ships."

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.

Corn Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for further regulating and ascertaining the Importation and Exportation of Corn and Grain within several Ports and Places therein mentioned."

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Tuesday the 22d of this Instant May.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 15o Maii 1781.

Domini tam Spirituals quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Chandos.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. King.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Bagot.

PRAYERS.

Lord Great Chamberlain, Consideration of Claims to Office of, put off.

The Earl of Mansfield acquainted the House, "That the Judges desired further Time till Friday next, in order to deliver their Opinions upon the Two Questions of Law put to them on Friday last, relating to the Office of Lord Great Chamberlain of England."

Whereupon,

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the Petition of Charlotte Duchess Dowager of Athol and Baroness Strange; also the Petition of Brownlow Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, and Robert Bertie Esquire, commonly called Lord Robert Bertie; also the Petition of Hugh Baron Percy, commonly called Earl Percy; and also the Petition of Peter Burrell Esquire, and Priscilia Barbara Elizabeth Baroness Willoughby of Eresby, his Wife; severally claiming the Office of Lord Great Chamberlain of England, which stands appointed for Tomorrow, be put off to Friday next; and that the Judges do then attend to deliver their Opinions upon the said Questions.

Allan et al. against Robertson et al.

After hearing Counsel as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Janet Allan, Relict of John Cameron, late of Carntyne; John, Robert, Hugh, James, Archibald, William, Allan, Jean, Janet and Christian Camerons, younger Children of the Marriage between the said deceased John Cameron and the said Janet Allan; Andrew Gray, Coalmaster at Kennyhill, Husband to the said Jean Cameron; and the Tutors and Curators of the said Hugh, James, Archibald, William, Allan, Janet and Christian Camerons; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 19th of July and 24th of November 1780; and praying, " That the same might be reversed or altered, or that the Appellants might have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;" as also upon the Answer of Messieurs Robertson, and others, Creditors of Richard Cameron of Carntyne, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors affirmed.

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

Henley Bridge, &c. Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge over the River Thames, at the Town of Henley-upon-Thames, in the County of Oxford, and making commodious Avenues thereto; for widening some Part of the High Street and the Market Place; for lighting and watching; for regulating the Footways in, and for removing Nuisances, Obstructions and Annoyances from the said Town;" 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."

Colchester Channel, &c. Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and making more effectual several Act of Parliament passed for cleansing and making navigable the Channel from the Hythe at Colchester to Wivenhoe, in the County of Essex; and for repairing and cleansing the Streets of the Town of Colchester; and also for lighting the Streets and Lanes, and for preventing Annoyances in the said Town," was committed.

Henley, &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 Two Acts passed in the Ninth and Twenty-eighth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening certain Roads therein described, so far as the same relate to the Road from Henley Bridge, in the County of Oxford, to Dorchester Bridge, and from thence to Culham Bridge; and to a Place called Milestone, in the Road leading to Magdalen Bridge, in the said County," was committed.

Mountsorrell Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open Fields, Commonable Grounds and Places of and within the Manor, Lordship and Liberties of Mountsorrell, in the County of Leicester," 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."

Harford's Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming and carrying into Execution certain Articles of Agreement made between the Devisee and Heirs at Law of Frederick Lord Baltimore deceased, respecting the Province of Maryland in America, and for other the Provinces therein mentioned; and for the establishing and vesting the said Province in Henry Harford Esquire, and his Heirs, upon the several Payments, Terms and Conditions, and in Manner therein mentioned," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto."

Which Amendment, being read twice by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House:

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendment, be engrossed.

Expiring Laws Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws relating to the opening and establishing certain Free Ports in the Island of Jamaica; to the allowing the free Importation of Sago-Powder and Vermicelli from His Majesty's Colonies in North America; to the free Importation of certain Raw Hides and Skins from Ireland and the British Plantations in America; to the allowing the Exportation of Provisions, Goods, Wares and Merchandize to certain Places in North America, which are or may be under the Protection of His Majesty's Arms, and from such Places to Great Britain, and other Parts of His Majesty's Dominions; to the clandestine Running of uncustomed Goods, and preventing Frauds relating to the Customs; to the preventing the clandestine Running of Goods, and the Danger of Infection thereby; to the encouraging the Growth of Coffee in His Majesty's Plantations in America; to the preventing the committing of Frauds by Bankrupts; and to revive and continue several Laws relating to allowing the Exportation of certain Quantities of Wheat, and other Article?, to His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America; to the empowering His Majesty to prohibit the Exportation, and restrain the carrying Coastw se of Copper in Pars, or Copper in Sheets; to the allowing a Drawback of the Duties on Rum, shipped as Stores, to be consumed on board Merchant Ships on their Voyages; and to the allowing a Bounty on the Exportation of British Corn and Grain in Neutral Ships."

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."

Stewart against Blair.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Bruce Stewart Esquire, of Lymbester, complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland of the 20th of June and 1st and 11th of August 1780, and also of Four Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 30th of November and 21st of December 1780, and 27th of January and 30th of April 1781; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or amended, 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 Henry Blair Merchant in Yell, may be required to answer the said Appeal."

It is Ordered, That the said Henry Blair may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing on or before Tuesday the 12th Day of June next; and Service of this Order upon any of the Counsel or Agents of the said Respondent in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Anderson to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, That Andrew Anderson of Devonshire Street, Queen Square, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Bruce Stewart Esquire, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he living in Scotland:"

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

Colne, &c.Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term and alter and enlarge the Powers of so much of an Act made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the Town of Leeds, in the West Riding of the County of York, through Otley, Skipton, Colne, Burnley and Blackburn, to Burscough Bridge in Walton, in the County of Lancaster; and from Skipton through Gisburn and Clitheroe, to Preston, in the said County of Lancaster;" as relates to the Roads from Colne to Blackburn, and from Blackburn to Burscough Bridge."

Coals Ameasurement Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for further continuing and amending the several Acts passed for preventing the Frauds and Abuses committed in the Admeasurement of Coals within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and that Part of the Duchy of Lancaster adjoining thereto; and the several Parishes of Saint Giles in the Fields and Saint Mary le Bonne, and such Part of the Parish of Saint Andrew Holborn as lies in the County of Middlesex."

Kettering Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Trustees for executing Two Acts made in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of King George the Second and in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Kettering, in the County of Northampton, to Newport Pagnell, in the County of Bucks; to take down the Turnpike erected in Sherrington Field, in the said County of Bucks, and to remove the same to the North End of Sherrington Bridge, in the said County."

Grinshill, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons or Waste Lands in the Townships of Grinshill, Sansaw and Clive, in the Parishes of Grinshill and Saint Mary, in the County of Salop."

Beverley Small Debts Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts, within the Town and Liberties of Beverley, in the County of York, and the several Parishes of the same Town."

Preston Bissett Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, lying within and belonging to the Manor and Parish of Preston Bissett, in the County of Bucks."

Devizes Paving Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, regulating, cleansing, lighting, watching and keeping in Repair, the Streets, Lanes and Pas sages within the Borough of the Devizes, in the County of Wills; and for preventing Nuisances, Annoyances and Obstructions therein."

Kington Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures and other Commonable Land within the Manor and Parish of Kington, in the County of Worcester."

Coventry Election Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating Elections of Citizens to serve in Parliament for the City of Coventry.

Winsarthing Enclosure Bill.

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

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 their Lordships have agreed to the said Bills, without any Amendment.

Verdigrease Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to encourage the Manusactory of Verdigrease in Great Britain, and for laying a Duty on Foreign Verdigrease imported."

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.

Bervants Duty Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Management and Collection of the Duties upon Male Servants, granted by an Act made in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty."

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.

Erskine against Ferrier.

The House being informed, "That James Ferrier Respondent to the Appeal of Mr. Henry Erskine Advocate, had not put in his Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with an Order of this House for that Purpose:"

And thereupon, an Affidavit of James Pringle, Clerk to David Erskine, 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 Mercury, decimum sextum diem instantis Maii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 16o May 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux Gloucester.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Montagu.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Glencairn.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Ker.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Brudenell.
Ds. Bagot.

PRAYERS.

Craig against Douglas and Co. et al.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause wherein James Craig Baker in Edinburgh is Appellant, and Messieurs Douglas, Heron and Company, late Bankers in Air, and others, are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow; and that the Counsel be called in at Two o'Clock.

Cocking End Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term of an Act made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing, widening and mending the Road from Cocking End, near Addingham, in the West Riding of the County of York, through Kildwick to Black Lane End, in the County Palatine of Lancaster," 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."

Shoreham Bridge Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge over the River Adur, at or near Old Shoreham, in the County of Sussex," was committed.

Northfield, &c. 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 so much of an Act, made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for amending and widening the Road from the Market House in Stourbridge, to Cotly Gate in Cradley, and from Pedmore to Holly Hall, and from Colly Gate to Halesowen, and from the Turnpike Road on Dudley Wood to Rednal Green, in the Parish of King's Norton, and from Carter's Lane to the Bell Inn at Northfield, in the Counties of Worcester, Stafford and Salop, as relates to the Road from Dudley Wood to Rednal Green, and from Carter's Lane to the Bell Inn at Northfield," was committed.

Toiler Lane &c. Road Bill:

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and amending an Act made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for amending and widening the Roads from the West End of Toller Lane, near Bradford, through Haworth, in the County of York, to a Place called Blue Bell, near Colne, in the County of Lancaster, and from a Place called the Two Laws to Kighley, in the said County of York," was committed.

Dartford, &c. Road Bill:

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road leading from the Stones End, in Kent Street, in the Parish of Saint George, Southwark, to Dartford, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Kent and Surrey, and for other Purposes," was committed.

Mark Enclosure Bill:

The Earl of Abercorn reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing certain Moors, Commons and Waste Lands, called Mark Moor, otherwise Thurll Moor, Mark Liberty Moor, otherwise Yonder Moor, and Fole Moors and Commons, situate within the Parish of Mark, in the County of Somerset," 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 One Amendment thereto."

Which Amendment was read by the Clerk, as follows; (videlicet)

Pr. 1. L. 32. After ("Seymour") insert ("as").

And the said Amendment, being read a Second Time, was agreed to by the House.

Harford's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and carrying into Execution certain Articles of Agreement made between the Devisee and Heirs at Law of Frederick Lord Baltimore, deceased, respecting the Province of Maryland in America, and for other the Purposes therein mentioned; and for the establishing and vesting the said Province in Henry Harford Esquire, and his Heirs, upon the several Payments, Terms and Conditions, and in Manner therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Expiring Laws Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue several (fn. 1) Duties relating to the opening and establishing certain Free Ports in the Island of Jamaica; to the allowing the free Importation of Sago-Powder and Vermicelli from His Majesty's Colonies in North America; to the free Importation of certain Raw Hides and Skins from Ireland and the British Plantations in America; to the allowing the Exportation of Provisions, Goods, Wares and Merchandize, to cerrain Places in North America, which are or may be under the Protection of His Majesty's Arms, and from such Places to Great Britain, and other Parts of His Majesty's Dominions; to the clandestine Running of uncustomed Goods, and preventing Frauds relating to the Customs; to the preventing the clandestine Running of Goods, and the Danger of Infection thereby; to the encouraging the Growth of Coffee in His Majesty's Plantations in America; to the preventing the committing of Frauds by Bankrupts; and to revive and continue several Laws relating to allowing the Exportation of certain Quantities of Wheat and other Articles to His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America; to the empowering His Majesty to prohibit the Exportation, and restrain the carrying Coastwise of Copper in Bars, or Copper in Sheets; to the allowing a Drawback of the Duties on Rum shipped as Stores to be consumed on board Merchant Ships on their Voyages; and to the allowing a Bounty on the Exportation of British Corn and Grain in Neutral Ships."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Henley Bridge, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge over the River Thames at the Town of Henley-upon-Thames, in the County of Oxford, and making commodious Avenues thereto; for widening some Part of the High Street and the Market Place; for lighting and watching, for regulating the Footways in, and for removing Nuisances, Obstructions and Annoyances from the said Town."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Henery, &c. Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts, passed in the Ninth and Twenty-eighth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening certain Roads therein described, so far as the same relate to the Road from Henley Bridge, in the County of Oxford, to Dorchester Bridge, and from thence to Culham Bridge, and to a Place called Mile Stone, in the Road leading to Magdalen Bridge, in the said County."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Colchester Channel, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and making more effectual several Acts of Parliament passed for cleansing and making navigable the Channel from the Hythe at Colchester to Wivenhoe, in the County of Essex; and for repairing and cleansing the Streets of the Town of Colchester; and also for lighting the Streets and Lanes, and for preventing Annoyances in the said Town."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Mountsorrell Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open Fields, Commonable Grounds and Places of and within the Manor, Lordship and Liberties of Mountsorrell, in the 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 Fivepreceding Bills.

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

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

Preston Bissett Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, lying within and belonging to the Manor and Parish of Preston Bissett, in the County of Bucks."

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

Ld. President.
D. Beaufort.
D. Queensberry.
D. Chandos.
D. Dorset.
D. Montagu.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Salisbury.
E. Exeter.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Sandwich.
E. Essex.
E. Poulet.
E. Glencairn.
E. Eglintoun.
E. Galloway.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Ferrers.
E. Ker.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Bucks.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Hereford.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Abergavenny.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Paget.
L. Clifton.
L. Cadogan.
L. King.
L. Montfort.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Walpole.
L. Grantham.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Digby.
L. Loughborough.
L. Brudenell.
L. Bagot.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Friday the 25th Day of this Instant May, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Kington Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Devizes Paving Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, regulating, cleansing, lighting, watching and keeping in Repair the Streets, Lanes and Passages, within the Borough of the Devizes, in the County of Wilts; and for preventing Nuisances, Annoyances and Obstructions therein."

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

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

Beverley Small Debts Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Town and Liberties of Beverley, in the County of York, and the several Parishes of the same Town."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Confederation 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.

Grinshill, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons or Waste Lands in the Townships of Grinshill, Sansaw and Clive, in the Parishes of Grinshill and Saint Mary, in the County of Salop."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five, of them, to meet on Tuesday the 29th Day of this Instant May, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Kettering Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Trustees for executing Two Acts, made in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign, of King George the Second, and in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Kettering, in the County of Northampton, to Newport Pagnell, in the County of Bucks, to take down the Turnpike erected in Sherrington Field; in the said County of Bucks, and to remove the same to the North End of Sherrington Bridge, 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 Tomorrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Colne, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term, and alter and enlarge the Powers of so much of an Act made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the Town of Leeds, in the West Riding of the County of York, through Otley, Skipton, Colne, Burnley and Blackburn, to Burscough Bridge, in Walton, in the County of Lancaster; and from Skipton through Gisburn and Clitheroe, to Preston, in the said County of Lancaster, as relates to the Roads from Colne to Blackburn, and from Blackburn to Burscough Bridge."

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.

Coals, Admeasurement of, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for further continuing and amending the several Acts passed, "for preventing the Frauds and Abuses committed in the Admeasurement of Coals within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and that Part of the Duchy of Lancaster adjoining thereto, and the several Parishes of Saint Giles in the Fields and Saint Mary le Bonne, and such Part of the Parish of Saint Andrew Holborn, as lies in the County of Middlesex."

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.

Verdigrease Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to encourage the Manufactory of Verdigrease in Great Britain, and for laying a Duty on Foreign Verdigrease imported."

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."

Downes's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Edward Downes Esquire, with Caroline Hervey, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned; "which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Tuesday the 29th of this Instant May, and the Lords summoned; and that the several Witnesles who were ordered to attend on that Day, do then attend.

Gloucester Gaol, &c. Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for erecting a new Gaol, and for removing certain Gateways in the City of Gloucester; and for amending the several Acts passed for the Maintenance and Support of the Poor of the said City, and lighting, paving, and regulating the Streets there;" which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Tuesday the 29th of this Instant May; and that Counsel be then heard for and against the same.

Servants Duty Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Management and Collection of the Duties upon Male Servants, granted by an Act made in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Escrick Church, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a new Church and Rectory House, within the Parish of Escrick, in the County of York; and for confirming an Agreement with the Rector of the said Parish, for exchanging and exonerating from Tithes certain Lands and Tenements in Escrick aforesaid;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Chard, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually amending, widening and keeping in Repair, the Roads from the East End of the Town of Chard, to the South End of West Moor, and from the West End of the Yeovil Turnpike Road, through Ilmister to Kenny Gate, and from the West End of Pease Marsh Lane to Horton Elm, and from Saint Rane Hill to Ilmister, and from White Cross to Chillington Down, and from a Place called Three Oaks over Ilford Bridges to Bridge Cross, in the County of Somerset;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, decimum septimum diem instantis Mali, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 17o Maii 1781.

Domini tam Spirituals quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Roffen.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Sundridge.
Ds. Loughborough.

PRAYERS.

Craig against Douglas Heron & Co.

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of James Craig Baker in Edinburgh, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 8th of December 1780 and 7th of February 1781; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;" as also upon the Answer of Messieurs Douglas Heron and Company, late Bankers in Air, and others, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors reversed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutors complained of in the said Appeal be, and the same are hereby Reversed, and that the Defender be assoilzied.

Servants Duty Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Management and Collection of the Duties upon Male Servants granted by an Act made in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Verdigrease Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to encourage the Manufactory of Verdigrease in Great Britain, and for laying a Duty on Foreign Verdigrease imported."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Cocking End Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term of an Act made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing, widening and amending, the Road from Cocking End near Addingham, in the West Riding of the County of York, through Kildwick to Black Lane End, in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Shoreham Bridge Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge over the River Adur, at or near Old Shoreham, in the County of Sussex."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

North field, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of so much of an Act made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for amending and widening the Road from the Market House in Stourbridge to Colly Gate, in Cradley, and from Pedmore to Holly Hall, and from Colly Gate to Halesowen, and from the Turnpike Road on Dudley Wood to Rednal Green, in the Parish of King's Norton, and from Carter's Lane, to the Bell Inn at Northfield, in the Counties of Worcester, Stafford and Salop, as relates to the Road from Dudley Wood to Rednal Green, and from Carter's Lane to the Bell Inn at Northfield."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Toller Lane, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and amending an Act made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late. Majesty, for amending and widening the Roads from the West End of Toller Lane, near Bradford, through Haworth, in the County of York, to a Place called Blue Bell, near Colne, in the County of Lancaster, and from a Place called the Two Laws to Kighley, in the said County of York."

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

It Was resolved in the Affirmative.

Dartford, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road leading from the Stones End in Kent Street, in the Parish of Saint George, Southwark, to Dartford and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Kent and Surry, and for other Purposes."

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 Seven 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.

Mark Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing, certain Moors, Commons and Waste Lands, called Mark Moor, otherwise Thurll Moor, Mark Liberty Moor, otherwise Yonder Moor, and Fole Moors and Commons, situate within the Parish of Mark, in the County of Somerset."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H.C. with an Amendment to above Bill.

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 One Amendment, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Coals, Admeasurement of, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for further continuing and amending the several Acts passed for preventing the Frauds and Abuses committed in the Admeasurement of Coals, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and that Part of the Duchy of Lancaster adjoining thereto, and the several Parishes of Saint Giles in the Fields and Saint Mary le Bonne, and such Part of the Parish of Saint Andrew Holborn, as lies in the County of Middlesex."

After some Time, the House was resumed;

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

Foul Salt Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for extending the Provisions of an Act made in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, which relate to the reducing the Duties on Foul Salt used for Manure, to Foul Salt to be used in making Marine Acid and fixed Fossil or Mineral Alkali;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Wednesday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the hearing of the Cause wherein Robert and John Brownings, and others, are Appellants; and the Honourable Captain Charles Napier, and others, are Respondents, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Wednesday next; and that the Rest of the Gauses be removed in course.

Cotton Utensils Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to prevent the Exportation to Foreign Parts of Utensils made use of in the Cotton, Linen, Woollen and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Foul Salt Duties, Letter relative to, ordered.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, "A Copy of the Letter of Grey Elliot Esquire, Clerk to the Board of Trade, to John Robinson Esquire, Secretary to the Treasury, dated the 6th of May 1780, on the Subject of the Petition of Alexander Fordyce, praying, "an Exemption from the Duties on Salt used in making Mineral Alkali and Marine Acid."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 18o Maij 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Athol.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Portland.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Northumberland.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Glen cairn.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Gomes Waldegrave.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. King.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Bagot.

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 Lord President 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 repealing the present Duties upon Paper, Pasteboards, Millboards and Scaleboards, made in Great Britain; and for granting other Duties in lieu thereof." "An Act for the better Management and Collection of the Duties upon Male Servants, granted by an Act made in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty." "An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments, and to indemnify Justices of the Peace or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or having been stamped have been lost or mislaid; and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; and to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors." "An Act for allowing further Time for the Exportation of, or Payment of the Duties upon Bugles when warehoused, upon Importation into this Kingdom; and for obviating a Doubt with respect to charging the Duties on Rum imported from Scotland into the Isle of Man." "An Act to permit Goods, the Product or Manufacture of certain Places within the Levant or Mediterranean Seas, to be imported into Great Britain or Ireland in British or Foreign Vessels, from any Place whatsoever; and for laying a Duty on Cotton and Cotton Wool imported into this Kingdom, in Foreign Ships or Vessels, during the present Hostilities." "An Act to permit, during the present Hostilities the Importation of Goods, the Produce of the Plantations of the Crown of Portugal, into Great Britain or Ireland, in Portugueze Vessels; and the Importation of certain other Goods therein enumerated, in any Neutral Ships and Vessels." "An Act to continue several Laws relating to the opening and establishing certain Free Ports in the Island of Jamaica; to the allowing the free Importation of Sago-Powder and Vermicelli, from His Majesty's Colonies in North America; to the free Importation of certain Raw Hides and Skins from Ireland and the British Plantations in America; to the allowing the Exportation of Provisions, Goods, Wares, and Merchandize, to certain Places in North America which are or may be under the Protection of His Majesty's Arms, and from such Places to Great Britain, and other Parts of His Majesty's Dominions; to the clandestine Running of uncustomed Goods, and preventing Frauds relating to the Customs; to the preventing the clandestine Running of Goods and the Danger of Infection thereby; to the encouraging the Growth of Coffee in His Majesty's Plantations in America; to the preventing the committing of Frauds by Bankrupts, and to revive and continue several Laws relating to allowing the Exportation of certain Quantities of Wheat, and other Articles to His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America; to the empowering His Majesty to prohibit the Exportation and restrain the carrying Coastwise of Copper in Bars, or Copper in Sheets; to the allowing a Drawback of the Duties on Rum, shipped as Stores, to be consumed on board Merchant Ships on their Voyages; and to the allowing a Bounty on the Exportation of British Corn and Grain in Neutral Ships." "An Act to encourage the Manufactory of Verdigrease in Great Britain, and for laying a Duty on Foreign Verdigrease imported," "An Act for vesting Part of a certain Close called Shackfield, otherwise Vicar's Field, Parcel of the Lands belonging to, the Vicarage of Halifax, in the County of York, in Trustees, for the Purpose of making a convenient Road from a Street called Southgate, in the Town of Halifax, over and through the said Close, to the Public Hall lately erected in the said Town of Halifax, called The Manufacturers Hall; and to enable the Vicar of the Parish of Halifax, and his Successors, to grant Building Leases of the other Parts of the said Close, and for the other Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act for continuing and making more effectual several Acts of Parliament passed "for cleansing and making navigable the Channel from the Hythe at Colchester, to Wivenhoe, in the County of Essex; and for repairing and cleansing the Streets of the Town of Colchester; and also for lighting the Streets and Lanes; and for preventing Annoyances in the said Town." "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of so much of an Act made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening certain Roads therein described, as relate to the Roads from Otley to Skipton, in the County of York; from Skipton to Colne, in the County of Lancaster; and from Skipton to Clitheroe, in the said County." "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing several Roads so far as relates to the Road from Leeds to Otley, in the West Riding of the County of York." "An Act for repairing, widening, and altering the Road from the present Turnpike Road upon Greenhill Moor, near Norton, in the County of Derby, to Hathersage, in the same County, through the several Parishes of Norton, Dronfield, and Hathersage, in the said County of Derby; and also the Road from the Road leading from Chesterfield to Hernstone Lane Head, near Stoney Middleton, to Totley, through the several Parishes of Bakewell, Hope, Hathersage, and Dronfield, all in the said County of Derby." An Act for building a Bridge over the River Thames, at the Town of Henley-upon-Thames, in the County of Oxford, and making commodious Avenues thereto; for widening some Part of the High Street and the Market Place; for lighting and watching; for regulating the Footways in, and for removing Nuisances, Obstructions, and Annoyances from the said Town." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts, passed in the Ninth and Twenty-eighth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening certain Roads therein described, so far as the same relate to the Road from Henley Bridge, in the County of Oxford, to Dorchester Bridge, and from thence to Culham Bridge, and to a Place called Mile Stone, in the Road leading to Magdalen Bridge, in the said County." "An Act for continuing the Term of an Act made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing, widening, and mending, the Road from Cocking End, near Addingham, in the West Riding of the County of York, through Kildwick to Black Lane End, in the County Palatine of Lancaster." "An Act for building a Bridge over the River Adur, at or near Old Shoreham, in the County of Sussex." "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of so much of an Act, made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for amending and widening the Road from the Market House in Stour bridge, to Colly Gate in Cradley, and from Pedmore to Holly Hall, and from Colly Gate to Halesowen, and from the Turnpike Road on Dudley Wood to Rednal Green, in the Parish of King's Norton, and from Carter's Lane to the Bell Inn at Northfield, in the Counties of Worcester, Stafford, and Salop, as relates to the Road from Dudley Wood to Rednal Green, and from Carter's Lane to the Bell Inn at Northfield." "An Act for continuing and amending an Act, made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for amending and widening the Roads from the West End of Toller Lane, near Bradford, through Haworth, in the County of York, to a Place called Blue Bell, near Colne, in the County of Lancaster, and from a Place called the Two Laws to Kighley, in the said County of York." "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road leading from the Stones End, in Kent Street, in the Parish of Saint George, Southwark, to Dartford, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Kent and Surrey, and for other Purposes." "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 such 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." "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Moors, Commons, or Tracts of Commonable Land, called or known by the Names of Tealham Moor, Blackford Moor, Blackford Ham and Hare Pit, within the Manor of Blackford, in the Parish of Wedmore, in the County of Somerset." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Lammas Meadows, Heaths, Commons, and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Winfarthing, in the County of Norfolk." "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open Fields, Commonable Grounds and Places, of and within the Manor, Lordship, and Liberties, of Mountsorrell, in the County of Leicester." "An Act for naturalizing Dorothy Hannah Louisa Harriot Henley, the Wife of William Henley Esquire. 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 Eighteenth Day of May 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."

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

1. An Act for repealing the present Duties upon Paper, Pasteboards, Millboards, and Scaleboards, made in Great Britain, and for granting other Duties in lieu thereof."

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 ainst le veult."

2. An Act for the better Management and Collection of the Duties upon Male Servants, granted by an Act made in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty."

3. An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments, and to indemnify Justices of the Peace or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corpora tions, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or having been stamped, have been lost or mislaid, and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; and to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors."

4. An Act for allowing further Time for the Exportation of, or Payment of the Duties upon Bugles when warehoused upon Importation into this Kingdom, and for obviating a Doubt with respect to charging the Duties on Rum imported, from Scotland into the Isle of Man."

5. An Act to permit Goods the Product or Manufacture of certain Places within the Levant or Mediterranean Seas, to be imported into Great Britain or Ireland, in British or Foreign Vessels, from any Place whatsoever; and for laying a Duty on Cotton and Cotton Wool imported into this Kingdom in Foreign Ships or Vessels, during the present Hostilities."

"6. An Act to permit during the present Hostilities the Importation of Goods, the Produce of the Plantations of the Crown of Portugal into Great Britain or Ireland in Portuguese Vessels; and the Importation of certain other Goods therein enumerated in any Neutral Ships and Vessels."

7. An Act to continue several Laws relating to the opening and establishing certain Free Ports in the Island of Jamaica; to the allowing the free Importation of Sago-Powder and Vermicelli from His Majesty's Colonies in North America; to the free Importation of certain Raw Hides and Skins from Ireland and the British Plantations in America; to the allowing the Exportation of Provisions, Goods, Wares, and Merchandize, to certain Places in North America, which are, or may be under the Protection of His Majesty's Arms, and from such Places to Great Britain, and other Parts of His Majesty's Dominions; to the clandestine running of uncustomed Goods, and preventing Frauds relating to the Customs; to the preventing the clandestine running of Goods, and the Danger of Infection thereby; to the encouraging the Growth of Coffee in His Majesty's Plantations in America; to the preventing the committing of Frauds by Bankrupts; and to revive and continue several Laws relating to allowing the Exportation of certain Quantities of Wheat, and other Articles to His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America; to the impowering His Majesty to prohibit the Exportation, and restrain the carrying Coastwise of Copper in Bars, or Copper in Sheets; to the allowing a Drawback of the Duties on Rum shipped as Stores, to be consumed on board Merchant Ships on their Voyages; and to the allowing a Bounty on the Exportation of British Corn and Grain in Neutral Ships."

8. An Act to encourage the Manufactory of Verdigrease in Great Britain, and for laying a Duty on Foreign Verdigrease imported."

9. An Act for vesting Part of a certain Close called Shack Field, otherwise Vicar's Field, Parcel of the Lands belonging to the Vicarage of Halifax, in the County of York, in Trustees, for the Purpose of making a convenient Road from a Street called Southgate, in the Town of Halifax, over and through the said Close, to the Public Hall lately erected in the said Town of Halifax, called The Manufacturers Hall; and to enable the Vicar of the Parish of Halifax and his Successors, to grant Building Leases of the other Parts of the said Close, and for the other Purposes therein mentioned."

10. An Act for continuing and making more effectual several Acts of Parliament passed, for cleansing and making navigable the Channel from the Hythe at Colchester, to Wivenhoe, in the County of Essex; and for repairing and cleansing the Streets of the Town of Colchester, and also for lighting the Streets and Lanes, and for preventing Annoyances in the said Town."

11. An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of so much of an Act made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening certain Roads therein described, as relate to the Roads from Otley to Skipton, in the County of York, from Skipton to Colne, in the County of Lancaster, and from Skipton to Clitheroe, in the said County."

12. An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing several Roads, so far as relates to the Road from Leeds to Otley, in the West Riding of the County of York."

15. An Act for repairing, widening, and altering the Road, from the present Turnpike Road upon Greenhill Moor, near Norton, in the County of Derby, to Hathersage, in the same County, through the several Parishes of Norton, Dronfield, and Hathersage, in the said County of Derby; and also the Road from the Road leading from Chesterfield to Hernstone Lane Head, near Stoney Middleton, to Totley, through the several Parishes of Bakewell, Hope, Hathersage, and Dronfield, all in the said County of Derby."

14. An Act for building a Bridge over the River Thames, at the Town of Henley upon Thames, in the County of Oxford, and making commodious Avenues thereto; for widening some Part of the High Street and the Market Place; for lighting and watching; for regulating the Footways in, and for removing Nuisances, Obstructions, and Annoyances from the said Town."

15. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts passed in the Ninth and Twenty eighth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening certain Roads therein described, so far as the same relate to the Road from Henley Bridge, in the County of Oxford, to Dorchester Bridge, and from thence to Culham Bridge, and to a Place called Mile Stone, in the Road leading to Magdalen Bridge, in the said County."

"16. An Act for continuing the Term of an Act made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing, widening, and mending, the Road from Cocking End, near Addingham, in the West Riding of the County of York, through Kildwick, to Black Lane End, in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

17. An Act for building a Bridge over the River Adur, at or near Old Shoreham, in the County of Sussex."

18. An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of so much of an Act made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for amending and widening the Road from the Market House in Stourbridge, to Colly Gate in Cradley, and from Pedmore to Holly Hall, and from Colly Gate to Halesowen, and from the Turnpike Road on Dudley Wood to Rednal Green, in the Parish of King's Norton, and from Carter's Lane to the Bell Inn at Northfield, in the Counties of Worcester, Stafford, and Salop as relates to the Road from Dudley Wood to Rednal Green, and from Carter's Lane to the Bell Inn at Northfield."

19. An Act for continuing and amending an Act made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for amending and widening the Roads from the West End of Toller Lane, near Bradford, through Haworth, in the County of York, to a Place called Blue Bell, near Colne, in the County of Lancaster, and from a Place called The Two Laws to Kighley, in the said County of York."

20. An Act for more effectually repairing the Road leading from the Stones End in Kent Street, in the Parish of Saint George Southwark, to Dartford, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Kent and Surrey, and for other Purposes."

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

Le Roy le veult."

21. 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."

22. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Moors, Commons, or Tracts of Commonable Land, called or known by the Names of Tealbam Moor, Blackford Moor, Blackford Ham, and Hare Pit, within the Manor of Blackford, in the Parish of Wedmore, in the County of Somerset."

23. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Lammas Meadows, Heaths, Commons, and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Winsarthing, in the County of Norfolk."

24. An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open Fields, Commonable Grounds and Places, of and within the Manor, Lordship, and Liberties of Mountsorrell, in the County of Leicester."

25. An Act for naturalizing Dorothy Hannah Louisa, Harriot Henley, the Wife of William Henley Esquire."

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.

Lord Great Chamberlain, Claims to Office of, Judges Opinions delivered.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into further Consideration the Petition of Charlotte Duchess Dowager of Athol and Baroness Strange; also the Petition of Brownlow Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, and Robert Bertie Esquire, commonly called Lord Robert Bertie; also the Petition of Hugh Baron Percy, commonly called Earl Percy; and also the Petition of Peter Burrell Esquire, and Priscilla Barbara Elizabeth Baroness Willoughby of Eresby, his Wife, severally claiming the Office of Lord Great Chamberlain of England; and for the Judges to deliver their Opinions upon the Two Questions of Law put to them on Friday last:

The Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer delivered the unanimous Opinion of the Judges present, upon the said Two Questions as follows; and gave his Reasons.

To the First Question:

Whether the Right of Lord Percy to the Office of Lord Great Chamberlain of England, supposing his Pedigree and Case to be as stated by his Counsel, is barred by the Statute of Limitations?"

That there having been an adverse Possession of more than Sixty Years against Lord Percy, without any actual Seisin in him or his Ancestors, his Right would be barred in any real Action by the Statute of Limitations."

To the Second Question:

Whether the Right of the Duchess of Athol to the said Office, supposing her Pedigree and Case to be as stated by her Counsel, is barred by the Statute of Limitations?"

That there having been an adverse Possession of more than Sixty Years against the Duchess of Athol, without any actual Seisin in her or her Ancestors, her Right would be barred in any real Action by the Statute of Limitations."

Which done,

The Counsel for Peter Burrell Esquire and Lady Willoughby of Eresby, and the Duke of Ancaster and Lord Robert Bertie were called in.

And the Counsel for Peter Burrell Esquire and Lady Willoughby of Eresby, were directed to proceed upon their Petition.

Whereupon, the Counsel declaring, "They were not prepared to proceed at present, and desiring further Time to prepare themselves;"

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Further Consideration put off.

Ordered, That the further hearing of Counsel upon the Petition of Brownlow Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, and Robert Bertie Esquire, commonly called Lord Robert Bertie; and also upon the Petition of Peter Burrell Esquire, and Priscilla Barbara Elizabeth Baroness Willoughby of Eresby, his Wife, be adjourned to Monday next; and that the Judges do then attend.

Foul Salt Duties. Letter relative to, delivered.

The Lord Viscount Stormont laid before the House, pursuant to an Order of Yesterday,

Copy of a Letter from Grey Elliott Esquire, communicating the Opinion of the Board of Trade, on the Subject of the Petition of Alexander Fordyce, praying, "an Exemption from the Duties on Salt used in making Mineral Alkali and Marine Acid."

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk,

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

Escrick Church, &c. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a new Church and Rectory House within the Parish of Escrick, in the County of York; and for confirming an Agreement with the Rector of the said Parish, for exchanging and exonerating from Tithes, certain Lands and Tenements in Escrick aforesaid."

Cotton Utensils Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act to prevent the Exportation to Foreign Parts, of Utensils made use of in the Cotton, Linen, Woollen, and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom."

Chard, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Roads from, the East End of the Town of Chard, to the South End of West Moor; and from the West End of the Yeovil Turnpike Road through Ilmister to Kenny Gate; and from the West End of Pease Marsh Lane to Horton Elm; and from Saint Rane Hill to Ilmister; and from White Cross to Chillington Down; and from a Place called Three Oaks over Ilford Bridges to Bridge Cross, in the County of Somerset."

Coventry Election Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating Elections of Citizens to serve in Parliament for the City of Coventry."

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

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

Adjourn.

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

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