House of Lords Journal Volume 36
March 1782 21-30

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 36: March 1782 21-30', Journal of the House of Lords volume 36: 1779-1783 (1767-1830), pp. 420-428. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116700 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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March 1782 21-30

DIE Jovis, 21o Martii 1782.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.

PRAYERS.

Surrey Bridges Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repair, enlarge, and re-build Cobham, Leatherhead, and Godalming Bridges, in the County of Surrey," 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."

Dalkeith Two Pennies Scots Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, on every Scots Pint of Ale, Porter, or Beer brewed for Sale, or vended within the Town and Parish of Dalkeith," was committed.

Tamworth, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading to and through the Borough of Tamworth, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Stafford, Warwick, and Derby," was committed.

Marine Mutiny Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore."

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."

Mariners Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Supply of Mariners and Seamen to serve in His Majesty's Ships of War, and on board Merchant Ships, and other trading Ships and Vessels."

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."

Prize Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Naval Officers, Seamen, Marines and Soldiers, with respect to Prize and Bounty Money not claimed in due Time."

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."

American Prisoners Exchange Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better detaining, and more easy Exchange of American Prisoners brought into Great Britain."

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."

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 therein mentioned, relating to the better Encouragement of the making of Sail Cloth in Great Britain, to the Encouragement of the Silk Manufactures, and for taking off several Duties on Merchandize exported, and reducing other Duties; to the free Importation of Cochineal and Indigo; to the prohibiting the Importation of Books re-printed Abroad, and first composed, written and printed in Great Britain; to securing the Duties upon Foreign made Sail Cloth, and charging Foreign made Sails with a Duty; to the allowing a Bounty on the Exportation of British Corn and Grain in Neutral Ships; to the allowing the Exportation of Provisions, Goods, Wares and Merchandizes, 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 empowering His Majesty to prohibit the Exportation, and restrain the carrying Coastwise of Copper in Bars or Copper in Sheets; and to the allowing the Exportation of certain Quantities of Wheat, and other Articles, to His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America."

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."

Shepton Mallet Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Part of the Forest of Mendip, and a Piece of Waste Land called Windsor's Hill, situate within the Parish of Shepton Mallet, in the County of Somerset;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Pitt et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Pitt Esquire, Surveyor, General of His Majesty's Woods and Forests, Benjamin Planner of Egham, in the County of Surrey, Husbandman, and Hester his Wife, and Thomas Ashby of Staines, in the County of Middlesex, as well on Behalf of themselves as for and on the Behalf of John Gibbons, an Infant of the Age of Five Years or thereabouts, Son of the said Hester, by Francis Gibbons her late Husband, deceased, the Reverend William Robert Jones and Elizabeth his Wife, and Margaret Dennison; 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 Ashurst, 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.

Lady Monson's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting divers Manors, Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Hertford, late the Estate of John Lord Monson deceased, in Trustees, to be sold and disposed of, in and for the Payment of his Debts, and certain of the Legacies and Portions given by his Will and Codicil; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

D. Chandos.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Salisbury.
E. Denbigh.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Ferrers.
E. Strafford.
E. Clarendon.
V. Stormont.
V. Hampden.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Say & Sele.
L. King.
L. Montfort.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Hawke.
L. Brownlow.
L. Walsingham.
L. Bagot.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday the 15th 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.

Cricklade Election Bill:

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the preventing of Bribery and Corruption in the Election of Members to serve in Parliament for the Borough of Cricklade, in the County of Wilts," be read a Second Time on the First Thursday after the Recess at Easter.

Petitions against.

Upon reading the Petition of the several Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, Inhabitants of the Borough of Cricklade, in the County of Wilts. (fn. 1)

Also, upon reading the Petition of the several Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, Inhabitants of the Borough of Cricklade, in the County of Wilts. (fn. 1)

And also, upon reading the Petition of the several Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, Inhabitants of the Borough of Cricklade, in the County of Wilts, on Behalf of themselves, and others, having a Right to vote for Members to serve in Parliament for the said Borough, taking Notice of the last mentioned Bill; and praying their Lordships, "That the said Bill may not pass into a Law, and that they may be heard by their Counsel upon the Matters contained in their Petitions:"

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 22o Martii 1782.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Gordon.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Atholl.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Montagu.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Glencairn.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Gower.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Northington.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Maynard.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Mount Edg-cumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.

PRAYERS.

Peerage Committee to meet.

Upon reading the Petition of Charles St. Clair Esquire, claiming the Title, Honour and Dignity of Lord Sinclair; setting forth, "That the Petitioner's printed Cases upon his Claim of Peerage will in a few Days be ready, and lodged on their Lordships Table;" and therefore praying, "Their Lordships will be pleased to order, That the Lords Committees for Privileges do meet to consider of the said Claim on Wednesday the 17th Day of April next, 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 Wednesday the 17th Day of April next, as desired; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General and the Lord Advocate for Scotland.

Marine Mutiny Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Mariners Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Supply of Mariners and Seamen to serve in His Majesty's Ships of War, and on board Merchant Ships, and other trading Ships and Vessels."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Prize Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Naval Officers, Seamen, Marines and Soldiers, with respect to Prize and Bounty Money not claimed in due Time."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

American Prisoners Exchange Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better detaining and more easy Exchange of American Prisoners brought into Great Britain."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Expiring Laws Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue several Laws therein mentioned, relating to the better Encouragement of the making of Sail Cloth in Great Britain, to the Encouragement of the Silk Manufactures, and for taking off several Duties on Merchandize exported, and reducing other Duties; to the free Importation of Cochineal and Indigo; to the prohibiting the Importation of Books re-printed Abroad, and first composed, written and printed in Great Britain; to securing the Duties upon Foreign made Sail Cloth, and charging Foreign made Sails with a Duty; to the allowing a Bounty on the Exportation of British Corn and Grain in Neutral Ships; to the allowing the Exportation of Provisions, Goods, Wares and Merchandizes, 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 empowering His Majesty to prohibit the Exportation, and restrain the carrying Coastwife of Copper in Bars or Copper in Sheets; and to the allowing the Exportation of certain Quantities of Wheat, and other Articles, to His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Surrey Bridges Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repair, enlarge and re-build Cobham, Leatherhead and Godalming Bridges, in the County of Surrey."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Dalkeith Two Pennies Scots Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One-sixth Part of a Penny Sterling on every Scots Pint of Ale, Porter or Beer brewed for Sale, or vended within the Town and Parish of Dalkeith."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Tamworth, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading to and through the Borough of Tamworth, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Stafford, Warwick and Derby.

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 eight preceding Bills.

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

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

Shepton Mallet Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Part of the Forest of Mendip, and a Piece of Waste Land called Windsor's Hill, situate within the Parish of Shepton Mallet, in the County of Somerset."

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

Ld. President.
D. Richmond.
D. Grafton.
D. Rutland.
D. Gordon.
D. Queensberry.
D. Atholl.
D. Manchester.
D. Chandos.
D. Dorset.
D. Northumberland.
D. Montagu.
M. Rockingham.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Salisbury.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Stamford.
E. Sandwich.
E. Essex.
E. Berkeley.
E. Abingdon.
E. Coventry.
E. Jersey.
E. Glencairn.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Ferrers.
E. Strafford.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Brooke & Warwick.
E. Gower.
E. Bucks.
E. Harcourt.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Northington.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Montague.
V. Townshend.
V. Stormont.
V. Maynard.
V. Hampden.
V. Mount Edgecumbe & Valletort.
V. Sackville.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Abergavenny.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Paget.
L. Say & Sele.
L. Osborne.
L. Middleton.
L. Cadogan.
L. King.
L. Montfort.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Vere.
L. Wycombe.
L. Grantham.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Pelham.
L. Beaulieu.
L. Camden.
L. Digby.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Loughborough.
L. Walsingham.
L. Bagot.

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.

Faversham, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term of an Act made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for amending and widening the Road leading from the High Post Road near the Town of Faversham by Bacon's Water, through Ashford, to the Town and Port of Hythe, in the County of Kent; and from Bacon's Water, to a certain Lane called Holy Lane in Wincheap, near the City of Canterbury."

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.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Sir Ludovick Grant Baronet, and others are Appellants, and William Rose and James Rose are Respondents, which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to the first Cause Day after the Recess at Easter; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Order of the Day read.

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

It was moved, "To adjourn to Monday next."

Accordingly,

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 25o Martii 1782.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Glocestr.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Gordon.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Derby.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Essex.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Glencairn.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Gower.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hilsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Maynard.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Mount Edg-cumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Walsingham.

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 sit 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 rectifying Mistakes in the Names of several of the Commissioners appointed by an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, to put in Execution an Act made in the same Session, 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;" and for appointing other Commissioners, together with those named in the first mentioned Act, to put in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, 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-two." "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore." An Act for making Compensation to the Proprietors of certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon, purchased in pursuance of Two Acts of Parliament, one made in the Twentieth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for better securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships and Stores at Plymouth and Sheerness, and for better defending the Passage of the River Thames at Gravesend and Tilbury Fort; and the other in the Twenty-first Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for explaining and amending so much of the said Act as relates to the Security of His Majesty's Docks, Ships, and Stores at Plymouth; and to certain Proprietors and Occupiers of Land at or near Plymouth, who have sustained any Loss or Damage in consequence of the said Acts." An Act for the better Supply of Mariners and Seamen to serve in His Majesty's Ships of War, and on board Merchant Ships and other trading Ships and Vessels." An Act for the Relief of Naval Officers, Seamen, Marines, and Soldiers, with respect to Prize and Bounty Money not claimed in due Time." "An Act for the better detaining, and more easy Exchange of American Prisoners brought into Great Britain." "An Act to continue several Laws therein mentioned, relating to the better Encouragement of the making of Sail Cloth in Great Britain; to the Encouragement of the Silk Manufactures, and for taking off several Duties; on Merchandize exported, and reducing other Duties; to the free Importation of Cochineal and Indigo; to the prohibiting the Importation of Books re-printed Abroad, and first composed, written and printed in Great Britain; to securing the Duties upon Foreign made Sail Cloth, and charging Foreign made Sails with a Duty; to the allowing a Bounty on the Exportation of British Corn and Grain in Neutral Ships; to the allowing the Exportation of Provisions, Goods, Wares and Merchandizes 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 empowering His Majesty to prohibit the Exportation and restrain the carrying Coastwife of Copper in Bars or Copper in Sheets; and to the allowing the Exportation of certain Quantities of Wheat and other Articles to His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America." "An Act to repair, enlarge and re-build Cobham, Leatherhead and Godalming Bridges, in the County of Surrey." "An Act for allowing further Time to negociate by Indorsements the Bonds issued in pursuance of an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for more effectually carrying into Execution certain Proposals made by the Most Noble Henry Duke of Buccleugh, the Most Noble Charles Duke of Queensberry and Dover, and others, for redeeming the Annuities granted by the Company of the Bank of Ayr, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, known under the Firm of Douglas, Heron and Company." "An Act for continuing the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling on every Scots Pint of Ale, Porter or Beer, brewed for Sale, or vended within the Town and Parish of Dalkeith." "An Act to explain, amend and render more effectual an Act made in the Sixteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for making and maintaining a navigable Canal, from or near the Town of Stourbridge, in the County of Worcester, to join the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, at or near Stourton, in the County of Stafford; and also Two Collateral Cuts therein mentioned." An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from a Place called Littlegate, at the Top of Leadenham Hill, in the County of Lincoln, to the West End of Barnby Gate in Newark upon Trent; and from the Guide Post at the Division of Kelham and Muskham Lanes to Mansfield, and from Southwell to Oxton, in the County of of Nottingham; and for repairing the Road from the West Side of Newark Bridge to the said Guide Post." An Act to continue and enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act made in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for amending and Widening the Roads from the Turnpike Road upon Gatherley Moor, in the County of York, to Staindrop, in the County of Durham; and from the said Turnpike Road near Smallways, across the River Tees to Winston, in the said County of Durham, and for building a Bridge over the said River at or near Winston Ford." "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act of the Second Year of His present Majesty, for amending and widening the Road from the Market House in Stourbridge to Colly Gate in Cradley, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Worcester, Stafford and Salop, so far as the same relates to the Roads leading from the Market House in Stourbridge to Colly Gate, and from Pedmore to Holly Hall, and from Colly Gate to Halesowen; and for opening a more commodious Communication with the Birmingham Turnpike Road." "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 repairing several Roads leading to the Town of Oakhampton, in the County of Devon." "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act of the First Year of His present Majesty, for amending and widening the Road from the Town of Stone to Wordsley Green Gate, and from the West End of Bilston Street in Wolverhampton to the High Street, opposite the Old Bush, in Dudley, and from a Place called Burnt Tree near Dudley to Birmingham, and from the Market Cross in Wolverhampton to Cannock, in the Counties of Stafford, Worcester and Warwick." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Road from Bawtry to Sheffield, and from Sheffield to the South Side of Wortley, in the County of York, where it joins the Turnpike Road leading from Rotherham to Manchester, so far as the same relates to the Road leading from Bawtry aforesaid to Tinsley, and through Part of the Town of Tinsley to the Place where the same joins the Road leading from Rotherham to Sheffield." "An Act for continuing the Term and altering the Powers of an Act of the First Year of His present Majesty, for amending the Road from Dartford to Northfleet, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the County of Kent, and for allowing an annual Payment out of the Tolls arising upon the said Roads to the Trustees, for the Care of the Road leading from Rochester to Maidstone, in the said County, to be applied for the Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading to and through the Borough of Tamworth, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Stafford, Warwick, and Derby." An Act for naturalizing Frederick Tschiffeli." And albeit the said Acts by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, in this Ourpresent 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 Wellbeloved 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, George Duke of Montagu, Master of Our Horse; Our right trusty and right Wellbeloved 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, 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 Twenty-fifth Day of March, in the Twenty-second Year of Our Reign.

By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

"Yorke."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

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

1. "An Act for rectifying Mistakes in the Names of several of the Commissioners appointed by an Act made in the last Session of Parliament to put in Execution an Act made in the same Session, 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 eightyone;" and for appointing other Commissioners, together with those named in the first mentioned Act, to put in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, 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-two."

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

3. "An Act for making Compensation to the Proprietors of certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon, purchased in pursuance of Two Acts of Parliament, one made in the Twentieth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for better securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships and Stores at Plymouth and Sheerness, and for better defending the Passage of the River Thames at Gravesend and Tilbury Fort; and the other in the Twenty-first Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for explaining and amending so much of the said Act as relates to the Security of His Majesty's Docks, Ships and Stores at Plymouth; and to certain Proprietors and Occupiers of Land at or near Plymouth, who have sustained any Loss or Damage in consequence of the said Acts."

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

5. "An Act for the Relief of Naval Officers, Seamen, Marines and Soldiers, with respect to Prize and Bounty Money not claimed in due Time."

6. "An Act for the better detaining and more easy Exchange of American Prisoners brought into Great Britain."

7. "An Act to continue several Laws therein mentioned, relating to the better Encouragement of the making of Sail Cloth in Great Britain; to the Encouragement of the Silk Manufactures; and for taking off several Duties on Merchandize exported, and reducing other Duties; to the free Importation of Cochineal and Indigo; to the prohibiting the Importation of Books re-printed Abroad, and first composed, written and printed in Great Britain; to securing the Duties upon Foreign made Sail Cloth, and charging Foreign made Sails with a Duty; to the allowing a Bounty on the Exportation of British Cornand Grain in Neutral Ships; to the allowing the Exportation of Provisions, Goods, Wares and Merchandizes 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 empowering His Majesty to prohibit the Exportation and restrain the carrying Coastwife of Copper in Bars or Copper in Sheets; and to the allowing the Exportation of certain Quantities of Wheat and other Articles to His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America."

8. "An Act to repair, enlarge and rebuild Cobham, Leatherhead and Godalming Bridges, in the County of Surrey."

9. "An Act for allowing further Time to negotiate by Indorsement, the Bonds issued in pursuance of an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for more effectually carrying into Execution certain Proposals made by the most Noble Henry Duke of Buccleugh, the most Noble Charles Duke of Queensberry and Dover, and others, for redeeming the Annuities granted by the Company of the Bank of Ayr, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, known under the Firm of Douglas, Heron and Company."

10. "An Act for continuing the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One-sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, on every Scots Pint of Ale, Porter or Beer brewed for Sale, or vended within the Town and Parish of Dalkeith."

11. "An Act to explain, amend and render more effectual an Act made in the Sixteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from or near the Town of Stourbridge, in the County of Worcester, to join the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal at or near Stourton, in the County of Stafford; and also Two collateral Cuts therein mentioned."

12. "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from a Place called Littlegate, at the Top of Leadenham Hill, in the County of Lincoln, to the West End of Barnby Gate in Newark upon Trent; and from the Guide Post at the Division of Kelham and Muskham Lanes to Mansfield; and from Southwell to Oxton, in the County of Nottingham; and for repairing the Road from the West Side of Newark Bridge to the said Guide Post."

13. "An Act to continue and enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act made in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Roads from the Turnpike Road upon Gatherley Moor, in the County of York, to Staindrop, in the County of Durham; and from the said Turnpike Road near Smallways, across the River Tees to Winston, in the said County of Durham; and for building a Bridge over the said River at or near Winston Ford."

14. "An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act of the Second Year of His present Majesty for amending and widening the Road from the Market House in Stourbridge, to Colly Gate, in Cradley, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Worcester, Stafford and Salop, so far as the same relates to the Roads leading from the Market House in Stourbridge to Colly Gate, and from Pedmore to Holly Hall, and from Colly Gate to Halesowen; and for opening a more commodious Communication with the Birmingham Turnpike Road."

15. "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 repairing several Roads leading to the Town of Oakhampton, in the County of Devon."

16. "An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act of the First Year of His present Majesty, for amending and widening the Road from the Town of Stone, to Wordsley Green Gate; and from the West End of Bilston Street, in Wolverhampton, to the High Street opposite the Old Bush, in Dudley; and from a Place called Burnt Tree, near Dudley, to Birmingham; and from the Market Cross in Wolverhampton, to Cannock, in the Counties of Stafford, Worcester and Warwick."

17. "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for amending and widening the Road from Bawtry to Sheffield, and from Sheffield to the South Side of Wortley, in the County of York, where it joins the Turnpike Road leading from Rotherham to Manchester," so far as the same relates to the Road leading from Bawtry aforesaid to Tinsley; and through Part of the Town of Tinsley, to the Place where the same joins the Road leading from Rotherham to Sheffield."

18. "An Act for continuing the Term and altering the Powers of an Act of the First Year of His present Majesty, for amending the Road from Dartford to Northfleet, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the County of Kent; and for allowing an annual Payment out of the Tolls arising upon the said Roads to the Trustees for the Care of the Road leading from Rochester to Maidstone, in the said County, to be applied for the Purposes therein mentioned."

19. "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading to and through the Borough of Tamworth, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Stafford, Warwick and Derby."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

20. "An Act for naturalizing Frederick Tschiffeli."

To this Bill the Royal Assent was pronounced 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.

Halewo thy, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue and enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Roads from Haleworthy, in the Parish of Davidstow, in the County of Cornwall, to the East End of Wadebridge, in the said County; and from the West End of Wadebridge aforesaid, into and through the Borough of Mitchell, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Brecon, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Brecon, through the Town of Hay, in the County of Brecon; and also the Road through Marish Lane to the Builth and Hay Turnpike Road, near the Village of Llyswen, in the same County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Greenland Fishery Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Matthew White Ridley, and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting an additional Bounty on Ships employed in the Greenland and Whale Fishery, for a limited Time;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Shepton Mallet Enclosure Bill: King's Consent signified to it.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Part of the Forest of Mendip, and a Piece of Waste Land called Windsor's Hill, situate within the Parish of Shepton Mallet, in the County of Somerset," was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.

Tenbury, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for reviving and continuing the Term and enlarging the Powers of an Act of the Thirtieth Year of His late Majesty, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads in and near to the Town of Tenbury, in the Counties of Salop, Worcester, and Hereford; and for amending and keeping in Repair the Roads leading from the Knowle Gate to the Turnpike Road on the Clee Hill, leading from Ludlow to Cleobury Mortimer, and from Kyre Mill to the Turnpike Road leading from Bromyard to Tenbury, in the said Counties;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Judges Reports, Time for receiving enlarged.

It being proposed, "To adjourn beyond the Time limited by their Lordships Order for receiving Reports from the Judges, upon Petitions presented to this House for Private Bills (being the 4th Day of April next):"

It is Ordered, That the said Order for receiving Reports from the Judges upon Petitions presented to this House for Private Bills, be enlarged to Thursday the 18th Day of April next.

Hatton's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of George Hatton Esquire, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

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

D. Newcastle's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Most Noble Henry Duke of Newcastle, 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 Ashurst, 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.

Legrand against Stewart:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Richard Legrand of Bonington, in the County of Edinburgh, Esquire, complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Commissaries of Edinburgh of the 23d of November and 11th of December 1781, and 25th of February 1782; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 16th of this Instant March; 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 Mrs. Maria Stewart the Petitioner's Wife may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Mrs. Maria Stewart may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in her Answer thereunto in Writing on or before Monday the 22d Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of her Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session, or Commissary Court in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Chalmer to enter into Recognizance on it.

The House being moved, "That James Chalmer of Leicester Fields, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Richard Legrand Esquire, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he living in Scotland:"

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

Sir F. Basset et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Francis Basset Baronet, John Basset Esquire, on Behalf of himself, and as Guardian, appointed by the High Court of Chancery, of Cecilia Basset, Mary Basset and Catherine Basset, the Infant Children of Francis Basset Esquire, deceased; and also of John Rogers Esquire, and Margaret his Wife, on the Behalf of themselves, and of the said John Rogers, as Guardian of his Children John Rogers, Hugh Rogers, Margaret Rogers and Ann Rogers, Infants; and also of John Basset Collins Clerk, on the Behalf of himself and of George Collins, John Collins, Edward Collins, Mary Collins and Elizabeth Collins, his Infant Children; and also of Francis Enys Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

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

Shepton Mallet Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Suffolk reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Part of the Forest of Mendip, and a Piece of Waste Land called Windsor's Hill, situate within the Parish of Shepton Mallet, 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 directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Faversham, &c. Road Bill.

The Earl of Suffolk also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term of an Act, made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for amending and widening the Road leading from the High Post Road, near the Town of Faversham, by Bacon's Water, through Ashford, to the Town and Port of Hythe, in the County of Kent, and from Bacon's Water to a certain Lane called Holy Lane, in Wincheap, near the City of Canterbury," 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."

Adjourn.

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

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