House of Lords Journal Volume 36
April 1782 21-30

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April 1782 21-30

DIE Lunæ, 22o Aprilis 1782.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Glencairn.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Gower.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Temple.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.

PRAYERS.

Wauchope against York Buildings Company:

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the Petition and Appeal of Andrew Wauchope of Niddry Esquire, and Elizabeth Wauchope, Daughter of the deceased Captain William Wauchope, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 25th of January and 10th February 1781; and also of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 3d and 18th of July 1781; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, altered, or amended, or that the Appellants might have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem proper;" as also upon the Answer of the York Buildings Company, and their Creditors, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors affirmed with Costs.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be and is hereby dismissed this House; and that the said Interlocutors therein complained of be and the same are hereby affirmed: And it is further Ordered, That the Appellants do pay, or cause to be paid to the said Respondents, the Sum of One hundred Pounds for their Costs, in respect of the said Appeal.

L. Monson's Estate Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, 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," 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 Confents to the Satisfaction of the Committee, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto:"

Which Amendments being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

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

Honley Enclosure, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, inclosing and improving the several Commons and Waste Grounds within the Manor of Honley in the Parish of Almondbury, in the County of York, and for abolishing or settling certain other Rights or Claims within the said Manor;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Kingston Deverell Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting in Severalty the Open and Common Fields and Downs, Common Meadows, Common Pastures and Commonable Places within the Parish of Kingston Deverill, in the County of Wilts;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Weymouth, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act made in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty for repairing and widening several Roads leading to and through the Towns of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis and Dorchester, in the County of Dorset; and for repairing the Road leading from the Parish of Warmwell through the Parishes of Poxwell and Osmington to the Church in the said Parish of Osmington, in the said County of Dorset;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Contractors Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Philip Jennings Clerke and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for restraining any Person concerned in any Contract, Commission or Agreement made for the Public Service, from being elected or sitting and voting as a Member of the House of Commons;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

East India Goods Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to extend so much of Two Acts of the Twentieth and Twenty-first Years of the Reign of His present Majesty's Reign as relate to the Sale of and ascertaining the Duties upon East India Goods, to Tea and all other Goods of the Growth, Product or Manufacture of China, or any Country within the Limits of the East India Company's Charter, which have been or shall, during the present Hostilities, be brought into this Kingdom and condemned as Prize; for equalizing the Duties upon and regulating the Importation of Foreign Snuff into this Kingdom; and for preventing the Importation and Running of Foreign Spirituous Liquours, Tea and other prohibited Goods into this Kingdom in Vessels fitted out and armed as Privateers."

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 23o Aprilis 1782.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Exor.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Rockingham.
Comes. Denbigh.
Comes Glencairn.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Gower.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Temple.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Leinster.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Bagot.

PRAYERS.

L. Monson's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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. Eames and Mr. Montagu:

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

Yarmouth Coal Duty Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for better securing the Duties payable by virtue of an Act of the Fifth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, on the Importation of Coals, Culm and Cinders into the Port of Great Yarmouth, in the County of Norfolk."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Tebnury, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Willersley, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and keeping in Repair the Roads leading from the Willersley Turnpike Road, near Parton, to Monkland Mill; and from the Turnpike Road on Fair Mile Field, to the Turnpike Road at Broad Heath; and from the Turnpike Road at or near the Ford's Bridge, to the Turnpike Road near Stockton; and from Kyre Common, to the Turnpike Road at Grendon Green, in the Counties of Hereford and Worcester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Militia Pay Bill.

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

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.

Papists Deeds and Wills Bills.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time for Enrollment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists, and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers."

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.

Tallow, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to revive and further continue an Act made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to discontinue for a limited Time, the Duties payable upon the Importation of Tallow, Hogs Lard, and Grease."

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.

Rochester, &c. Small Debts Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts, within the City of Rochester, and the Parishes of Strood, Frindsbury, Cobham, Shorne, Higham, Cliffe, Cooling, High Halstow, Chalk, Hoo, Burham, Wouldham, Halling, Cuxstone, Chatham, and Gillingham, and the Ville of Sheerness, in the County of Kent."

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

M. Rockingham.
E. Denbigh.
E. Glencairn.
E. Cassillis.
E. Galloway.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Effingham.
E. Gower.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Temple.
E. Radnor.
V. Leinster.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Say & Sele.
L. Middleton.
L. King.
L. Chedworth.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Vernon.
L. Hawke.
L. Harrowby.
L. Bagot.

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

Hatton's Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of an annual Fee Farm Rent of One hundred Pounds, payable to the See of Ely, out of certain Estates in and near Hatton Garden, in the County of Middlesex, and for applying the Money to arise from such Sale in Manner therein mentioned."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday the 8th Day of May next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

King's Consent signified to it.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the last mentioned Bill, was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Sir F. Bassett's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for discharging the Manor of Imley, otherwise Evenley, and divers Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in Imley, otherwise Evenley aforesaid, and elsewhere in the County of Northampton, Part of the Estate of Sir Francis Basset of Tehidy Park, in the County of Cornwall, Baronet, from the Uses, Estates, and Trusts declared concerning the same, in and by the last Will and Testament of Francis Basset, late of Tehidy Park aforesaid, Esquire, deceased; and for settling another Manor and other Lands and Hereditaments of greater Value, in lieu thereof, to the like Uses."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday the 8th Day of May next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Lady Holdernesse's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Estates of Robert late Earl of Holdernesse, deceased, in the County of York, in Trustees, for a Term of Years, for raising and Payment of the Sum of Five thousand Pounds, charged by the Will of the said Earl on his said Estates."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Thursday the 9th Day of May next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Weymouth, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act made in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening several Roads leading to and through the Towns of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis and Dorchester, in the County of Dorset; and for repairing the Road leading from the Parish of Warmwell, through the Parishes of Poxwell and Osmington, to the Church, in the said Parish of Osmington, in the said County of Dorset."

Kingston Deverill Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and alloting in Severalty, the Open and Common Fields and Downs, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and Commonable Places within the Parish of Kingston Deverill, in the County of Wilts."

Honley Enclosure, &c. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, enclosing, and improving the several Commons and Waste Grounds within the Manor of Honley, in the Parish of Almondbury, in the County of York; and for abolishing or settling certain other Rights or Claims within the said Manor."

East India Goods Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to extend so much of Two Acts of the Twentieth and Twenty-first Years of His present Majesty's Reign, as relate to the Sale of, and ascertaining the Duties upon East India Goods, to Tea and all other Goods of the Growth, Product, or Manufacture of China, or any Country within the Limits of the East India Company's Charter, which have been, or shall during the present Hostilities, be brought into this Kingdom and condemned as Prize; for equalizing the Duties upon, and regulating the Importation of Foreign Snuff into this Kingdom, and for preventing the Importation and Running of Foreign Spirituous Liquors, Tea, and other prohibited Goods into this Kingdom, in Vessels sitted out and armed as Privateers."

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."

Maxwell and Thomson against Gordon and E. Galloway:

Upon reading the Petition of David Maxwell of Cardiness, Esquire, and the Reverend William Thompson, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which the Earl of Galloway and James Gordon, are Respondents, which stands appointed for Hearing; setting forth, That the Subject of this Appeal is compromised by the Parties;" and therefore praying their Lordships, That they may be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal without Payment of Costs, the Agent for the said Respondents having signed the said Petition, as consenting thereto:"

Appeal withdrawn.

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

Sin lair Claim of Peerage put off.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee for Privileges, to whom the Petition of Charles St. Clair Esquire, claiming the Title of Lord Sinclair, stands referred, which is appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Thursday next; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General and the Lord Advocate for Scotland.

Causes put off,

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Robert Hunter Esquire, and others, are Appellants, and John Buchan Esquire is Respondent, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Friday next; and that the Rest of the Causes be removed in course.

Newton's Divorce Bill,

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Newton Esquire, with Catherine Seymour his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same; and for the Lords to be summoned:

Counsel on both Sides were called in; and Mr. Arden and Mr. Howard appearing as Counsel for the Bill, and Mr. Cooper appearing as Counsel on Behalf of Mrs. Newton;

The said Bill was read a Second Time.

And Mr. Arden was heard in Support of the Bill, and to make out the Allegations thereof; and in order to prove the Marriage, called the Reverend Mr. Thomas Wickham, who being sworn, acquainted the House, That he was present at the Marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Newton at St. Cuthbert's Church, in Wells, on the 6th of June 1776; that he knew them both; that he was acquainted with Mrs. Newton before she was married; that she was about the Age of Seventeen when she was married."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Edward Broderick was called in, who being sworn, produced an Extract from the Register of Marriages of the Parish of St. Cuthbert, in the City of Wells, and declaring, "That the same was a true Copy, he having examined it with the Original:" The same was read, whereby it appeared, that the said Mr. and Mrs. Newton were married at the said Church on the 6th Day of June 1776.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Elizabeth Bindloso was called in, and being sworn and examined, acquainted the House, "That she lived with Mr. Newton as Housekeeper at King's Bromley, in Staffordshire; that in April 1777 Mr. Newton brought his Wife Mrs. Newton there; that soon after their coming she observed that the Conduct of Mrs. Newton was very slighty and improper with a Mr. Isham Baggs, a Student at Oxford, who was then on a Visit to Mr. Newton, under whose Care he was brought up; that she has seen Mr. Baggs take great Liberties with her; that she has seen Mrs. Newton expose herself to him; that she took to dressing herself in a Room next to Mr. Baggs's Room, which had a Door communicating with his Room; that she has seen him in her Room when dressing, and she in his; that she has often seen them playing on his Bed together; that she did not make any Remonstrances to her for fear; that her Business calling her to her Lady's Dressing Room was the Reason of her seeing this Behaviour; that she has seen Mr. Baggs kiss her and pull her Hair over her Eyes, saying, "he did it, that she might not do any more Mischief with them;" that Mr. Baggs left Mr. Newton's House in October, on account of his Behaviour to Mrs. Newton having been represented to Mr. Newton; that she has seen very improper Familiarities between her and Mr. Newton's Coachman in the Coachman's Room over the Stables; that she saw them from a Window which looked upon his Room; that she has seen Mrs. Newton go there, pass the Window in his Room, and the Coachman soon after pass by it likewise; that he used to follow her there most Days; that she has known Mrs. Newton call him into the Still Room to eat and drink; that the Reason she gave for going to the Coachman's Room, was to feed the Puppies; that after Dinner Mrs. Newton has left Mr. Newton's Room, and passing the Window of the Servant's Hall throw Stones at it, as a Signal for the Coachman to follow her; that she has seen her with her Arms round Cope's the Coachman's Neck; that these Familiarities passed between them when Mr. Baggs was there; that Mr. Newton never knew any Thing of them till October; that the Coachman went away at the same Time that Mr. Baggs did; that Mrs. Newton went away about a Week after, which was about the 20th or 21st of October 1777, and that from that Time the Witness has never seen her; that Mr. Newton constantly resided at his own House; that in 1779 he was in a very infirm and weak State of Health; that from June 1779 to June 1781 he never went out of his House but into the Garden; that he was quite in a Decline, and that his Health was much injured by his Anxiety of Mind."

Being cross examined, said, "That at the Time of the before-mentioned Familiarities, Miss Forden and Two other young Ladies were at Mr. Newton's House, who were Relations of Mr. Newton's; that she never told them of Mrs. Newton's Conduct; that her improper Behaviour was taken Notice of by several other of the Servants, but none of them dared to mention it to Mr. Newton, as Mrs. Newton would certainly have got them turned away; that Mr. Newton was about Sixty Years of Age when he married; that she had heard that Mrs. Newton after leaving her Husband went to France; that Mrs. Newton was very poorly in 1779."

She was directed to withdraw.

Then James Ford was called in, who being sworn and examined, acquainted the House, "That he lived as Servant with Mr. Newton in 1777; that Mr. Newton and his Lady came to reside at Mr. Newton's House in Staffordshire, about the Beginning of that Year; that he has seen improper Familiarities pass between Mrs. Newton and Cope the Coachman in the Hay Lost; that he has seen them together several Times in the Game Keeper's Room talking; that he went with Mrs. Newton and Mr. Baggs a fishing; that they sent him a little Distance off; that he then saw Mr. Baggs wash Mrs. Newton's Legs and Thighs."

Being cross examined,

Said, "he was Postillion to Mr. Newton; that the Familiarities that passed between Mrs. Newton and the Coachman were in the Day-time openly; that when he saw Mr. Baggs wash her Legs and Thighs he was not at Thirty Yards Distance, and that they could plainly see him."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then James Bird was called in; who, being sworn and examined, acquainted the House, "That he lived with Mr. Newton as Butler in 1777; that Mr. Newton brought his Lady home about April 1777; that her Conduct soon after became very improper, and continued so till the October following; that he has seen her in the Stable with Cope the Coachman, standing against the Manger, with her Hands upon his Thighs; that he has seen her with him in the Keeper's Room; that he heard Mrs. Newton and Miss Viney in the Hay Lost together; that he saw them sitting there with their Cloaths spread out, and that he thought the Coachman was with them; that he has seen great Familiarities pass between Mrs. Newton and a Mr. Baggs, a young Gentleman of Oxford, brought up by Mr. Newton, who was then at his House; that he has seen them frequently walk out together; that one Day, when she was got on Horseback, she called Mr. Baggs to her to pull down her Cloaths, and thought he heard her desire him to pull down her Shift; that their Dressing Rooms adjoined to each other; that one Morning going up, he saw Mr. Baggs in only a Flannel Powdering Gown and his Drawers on, and she in her Shift in the Room with him; that afterwards they locked the Door; that Mr. Newton behaved to his Wife with the greatest Tenderness, and thinks Mr. Newton did not know of her Conduct till he was acquainted with it by a Letter sent him by a Servant who came from his Sister, which Letter he the Witness delivered to Mr. Newton at Night, but did not know the Contents of it; that the next Morning Mr. Newton went on Horseback to Litchfield, and sent Word Home that he should not return to Dinner; that in the Evening he came back and supped; that he the Witness put him to Bed; that in the Night he believes Mr. Newton told his Wife the Contents of the Letter; that the next Morning he ordered him to discharge Cope the Coachman, and to tell Mr. Baggs, that he must immediately set out for Oxford; that Mrs. Newton then left her Husband's House."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then the Reverend Mr. John Golden was called in; and, being sworn, acquainted the House, "That in consequence of a Letter received by Lord Francis Seymour from Mr. Newton, acquainting him with his Daughter's Conduct, and who was much alarmed upon the Receipt of it, he, the Witness, at Lord Francis's Request, went to Mr. Newton, and found him determined not to live with his Wife any longer, telling him, "That he would make her an Allowance of £400 per Annum, and that she should have a House of his at Bath to live in;" that upon this being told Mrs. Newton, she said, "She did not choose to live in England without she lived with her Husband, and that she proposed going to live in France."

Being cross-examined,

Said, "He did not know what Mr. Newton's Fortune was.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. John Rock Surgeon was called in; and, being sworn, acquainted the House, "That he lives at Wells; that Mrs. Newton returned to her Father's House at Wells about Four Years ago, and continued there till March or April 1780, when she went to Stowey, about Twenty-eight Miles distant from Wells; that Mrs. Newton applied to him, and told him, that she was with Child, and intended to come to his House to lye-in; that she gave him no particular Directions as to Secrecy; that Mrs. Newton came accordingly to his House at Wells, on the 31st of October 1780, about Twelve o'Clock at Night, with a Miss Gapper, and was delivered, on the 22d of November, between Five and Six o'Clock in the Morning, of a Male Child; that during Mrs. Newton's Continuance at his House, she was not visible to any Person but himself and his Wife; that she continued with them to the 30th of the same November, when she went away, about Five o'Clock in the Morning; that she directed him to take Care of the Child, and left it with him; that he had it baptized by the Name of John Rocke, and procured a Nurse for it; that it was born at its proper Time; that it is now with him, and is a fine Child; and that none but himself and his Wife knew of Mrs. Newton's lying-in there."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Andrew Dew was called in; and, being sworn, acquainted the House, "That he went to live as a Servant with Mrs.Newton in August 1778, and has continued with her to this Time; that Mrs. Newton lived at her Father's House at Wells from November 1779 to the beginning of December 1779, when she went to Eustridge, a House belonging to her Father, about Twenty-eight Miles distant from Wells, and continued there all the Winter; and that he the Witness saw her every Day during that Period; that from thence she went, in May 1779, to Stowey; that from thence she returned to her Father's House at Wells, and continued there till February 1780; that he constantly attended her; that she went to a Mr. Wycombe's at Horsington on a Visit, and returned to her Father's at Wells, and continued there till she went to Stowey; that in October she went away from Stowey, and returned Home on the 1st of December; that after her Return to Stowey she went to her Father's at Wells; that he constantly attended her, and saw her every Day till October 1780, when she went away from Stowey, and staid away till the 1st of December 1780; that he don't know where she was during that Period; that she went away in a Carriage about Mid Day from Stowey; that he can swear, that during all the Time he lived with her, she never was out of the County of Somerset, except for Two Days, when she went on a Visit to Lord Williams's, in the County of Wilts, and except the Period between October and December; and that he was sure it was impossible for her to have been at King's Bromley, it being 130 Miles Distance from her Father's; that he had no Directions given him to observe the Periods he had before sworn to; that he was first examined by a Proctor for Mr. Newton; that he knew Mrs. Newton was with Child before she went to Stowey; that during her Residence at Stowey Mr. Ackland was constantly there; that they rode out together, and that Mr. Ackland took great Freedoms with her, and that he often slept in the House."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Hannah Marshall was called in; and, being sworn, acquainted the House, " That she lived as a Servant with Mrs. Newton in 1776; that she lived with her when she returned to her Father's House in 1777; that during all 1779 she lived with her at her Father's, and left her on the 1st of May 1780; that Mrs. Newton constantly resided in the County of Somerset during 1779; that Andrew Dew used to go out with Mrs. Newton; that she left Mrs. Newton on Account of her leaving her Father's House; that Mrs. Newton withdrew herself at certain stated Times."

She was directed to withdraw.

Then James Bird was again called in, and acquainted the House, "That he lived as Butler with Mr. Newton; that in November 1779 Mr. Newton was in a very infirm State, and his Health very bad; that he never went out of his House from November 1779 to 1781; that he put him to Bed during that Period every Night, and got him up in the Morning; that he never saw Mrs. Newton there during that Time; that Mr. Newton's Disorder was a Decay; that he went out for an Airing in June 1781; that Mr. Newton was now better, but very weak; and that he was attended when very bad by Doctor Ashe, and Mr. Lightwood his Apothecary."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Doctor Ashe Physician, was called in, and being sworn and examined, acquainted the House, "That he attended Mr. Newton from the latter End of the Year 1779 to the 22d of February 1780; that Mr. Newton's Complaint was an universal Debility and great Weakness, with an Appearance of an approaching Paralitic Stroke."

Cross examined.

Being asked his Opinion, "Whether Mr. Newton if he had Access to Mrs. Newton his Wife, was incapable of getting a Child?" Said, "He could not say; that Mr. Newton was at that Time aged Sixty-five."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Edward Lightwood Apothecary, was called in, and being sworn and examined, acquainted the House, "That he attended Mr. Newton in 1779; that he was then in a very infirm and weak State; that he sent for Doctor Ashe; that Mr. Newton continued in that State to April 1780; that during that Time he was not able to go out of his House; that after April 1780 he continued to attend Mr. Newton, but not so frequently during the Summer 1780; that Mr. Newton took Medicines every Day from 1779 to April 1780."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mark Holman, Deputy Registrar of the Consistory Court of the Bishop of London, was called in, and being sworn, produced the original definitive Sentence of Divorce in the said Court, of the 26th of January 1782, against the said Mrs. Newton for the Crime of Adultery, and the same was read: Being asked, "If Mrs. Newton appeared," said, "she appeared by her Proctor before the Court."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Cooper, Counsel for Mrs. Newton, was heard to observe upon the Evidence produced in Behalf of the Bill, and declining to call any Evidence on the Behalf of Mrs. Newton;

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Proposed, "To commit the Bill:"

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

Ordered, That the House do resolve itself into a Committee to consider of the said Bill on Friday next.

Contractors Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for restraining any Person concerned in any Contract, Commission or Agreement made for the Public Service from being elected, or sitting and voting as a Member of the House of Commons."

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Lords summoned.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House To-morrow.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 24o Aprilis 1782.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Glocestr.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Ds. Camden, Præses.
Dux Grafton, C. P. S.
Dux Manchester, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Chandos.
March. Lothian.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Scarborough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. King.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Ashburton.
Ds. Grantley.

PRAYERS.

D. Portland's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Freehold and Inheritance in Fee of Part of the Estates heretofore of the Right Honourable Henrietta Cavendish Holles Countess of Oxford and Countess Mortimer, deceased, in Trustees in Trust to sell and dispose of so much thereof as may be sufficient to pay off and discharge the Debts, Legacies and other remaining Incumbrances affecting the Whole of the Estates late of her, the said Countess, which were devised by her Will; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
Ld. Chamberlain.
D. Richmond.
D. Chandos.
M. Lothian.
M. Rockingham.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Salisbury.
E. Exeter.
E. Sandwich.
E. Essex.
E. Doncaster.
E. Berkeley.
E. Scarborough.
E. Rochford.
E. Coventry.
E. Jersey.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Cassillis.
E. Galloway.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Ferrers.
E. Kerr.
E. Effingham.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Temple.
E. Harcourt.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Spencer.
E. Bathurst.
E. Mansfield.
V. Hereford.
V. Stormont.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Abergavenny.
L. De Ferrars.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Say & Sele.
L. Boyle.
L. King.
L. Sandys.
L. Fortescue.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Grantham.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Digby.
L. Brownlow.
L. Walsingham.
L. Bagot.
L. Porchester.
L. Ashburton.
L. Grantley.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Thursday the 9th Day of May next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Borough Court of Record Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for diminishing the Fees payable, and altering the Mode of Proceeding in the Court of Record of the Town and Borough of Southwark, with respect to Debts and Damages under a certain Value; and for extending the Jurisdiction of the said Court as to the Recovery of such Debts and Damages, to the several Parishes and Places within the Eastern Half of the Hundred of Brixton, in the County of Surrey;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Rochester, &c. Small Debts Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the City of Rochester, and the Parishes of Strood, Frindsbury, Cobham, Shorne, Higham, Cliffe, Cooling, High Halstow, Chalk, Hoo, Burham, Wouldham, Halling, Cuxstone, Chatham, and Gillingham, and the Ville of Sheerness, in the County of Kent," 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."

Tallow, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to revive and further continue an Act made in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to discontinue for a limited Time the Duties payable upon the Importation of Tallow, Hogs Lard and Grease."

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."

Papists Deeds and Wills Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time for Enrollment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists, and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Militia Pay Bill.

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

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."

East India Goods Bill;

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to extend so much of Two Acts of the Twentieth and Twenty-first Years of His present Majesty's Reign, as relate to the Sale of and ascertaining the Duties upon East India Goods, to Tea and all other Goods of the Growth, Product or Manufacture of China, or any Country within the Limits of the East India Company's Charter, which have been, or shall during the present Hostilities, be brought into this Kingdom and condemned as Prize; for equalizing the Duties upon and regulating the Importation of Foreign Snuff into this Kingdom; and for preventing the Importation and Running of Foreign Spirituous Liquors, Tea and other prohibited Goods into this Kingdom, in Vessels fitted out and armed as Privateers."

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. Eames and Mr. Montagu:

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

Newnham's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Trustees for Sale of Part of the Settled Estates of John Newnham Esquire, in the Counties of Huntingdon, Middlesex and Sussex, and in the Cities of London and Canterbury, to make an Indemnity to the Purchasers of certain Parts thereof, against the perpetual annual Sums or yearly Payments to which such Parts are liable, and to purchase in the same annual Sums or yearly Payments, with the Monies to arise by Sale of such of the said Estates as remain undisposed."

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 Friday the 10th Day of May next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Honley Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, enclosing and improving the several Commons and Waste Grounds within the Manor of Honley, in the Parish of Almondbury, in the County of York; and for abolishing or settling certain other Rights or Claims within the said Manor."

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.

Kingston Deverill Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting in Severalty the Open and Common Fields and Downs, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and Commonable Places, within the Parish of Kingston Deverill, in the County of Wilts."

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.

Weymouth, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act made in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, "for repairing and widening several Roads leading to and through the Towns of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis and Dorchester, in the County of Dorset; and for repairing the Road leading from the Parish of Warmwell, through the Parishes of Poxwell and Osmington, to the Church, in the said Parish of Osmington, in the said County of Dorset."

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.

St. Margaret and St. John's Paving Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending the Pavement in, and for lighting some of the Streets, Lanes, Ways, and Places, in the Parishes of Saint Margaret and Saint John the Evangelist, in Westminster, which are at present excluded from the Provisions of an Act passed in the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to amend and render more effectual several Acts made relating to paving, cleansing, and lighting the Squares, Streets, Lanes, and other Places within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and Parts adjacent;" and for preventing Nuisances and Annoyances in or near the same, and for making an Opening from Orchard Street, and widening some Part of Wood Street, and of Little Peter Street;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Broseley, &c. Small Debts Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Parishes of Broseley, Benthall, Madeley, Barrow, Linley, Willey, Little Wenlock, and Dawley, and an Extra-parochial Place, called Posnall, in the County of Salop;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wapping Poor, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor of the Parish of Saint John of Wapping, in the County of Middlesex; and for providing a proper Workhouse and Burial Ground for the Use of the said Parish; and for opening certain Communications, and making certain Streets within the said Parish;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Richmond Bridge, Accounts delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr.Clement Smith from the Commissioners for building Richmond Bridge attended:"

He was called in; and delivered at the Bar,

"Cash Account for building Richmond Bridge, for the Year 1780."

Also, "Cash Account for building Richmond Bridge, for the Year 1781."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk,

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

Ships Ransoming Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to prohibit the ransoming of Ships or Vessels captured from His Majesty's Subjects, and of the Merchandize or Goods on board such Ships or Vessels;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Cricklade Election Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of 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;" and for hearing Counsel against and for the same; and for the Lords to be summoned.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Friday the 3d Day of May next; and that the Petititioners be at Liberty to be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill; and that Counsel may be heard for the Bill at the same Time if they think fit.

Witnesses to attend.

Ordered, That Richard Townsend, Thomas Man Gun, Deborah Gun, George Townsend, John Skilling, George Adams, Morgan Byrt, William Saunders, Thomas Townsend junior, Walter Carter, William Archer, William James junior, William James senior, James Akerman, Nevil Symonds, Richard Skilling, John Godwin, Thomas Townshend, Thomas Skilling, Robert Clark, John Symonds, Benjamin Stratford, Thomas Hunt, Edward Wilkes, William Clark senior, William Clark junior, Richard Troward, Thomas Villet Esquire, Reverend Edward Campbell, John Jenner, Alexander Hughes, John Gingell, Andrew Badan, James F. Hawkins, Thomas Davis, Robert Long, William Fowler Jones, John Watson, and Thomas Price, do attend this House on Friday the 3d Day of May next, in order to their being examined as Witnesses upon the Second Reading of the last mentioned Bill.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 25o Aprilis 1782.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

Sinclair Claim of Peerage, Report from Committee.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees for Privileges, to whom it was referred to consider of the Petition of Mr. Charles St.Clair to His Majesty, claiming the Title, Honour, and Dignity of Lord Sinclair, together with his Majesty's Reference thereof to this House; "That the Committee had met and considered of the said Petition to them referred; and heard Counsel and examined Witnesses for the Petitioner, and also heard His Majesty's Attorney General, and also His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, on the Behalf of the Crown, and had come to the following Resolution; (videlicet)

"Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the Petitioner Mr. Charles St. Clair has made out his Claim to the Title, Honour, and Dignity of Lord Sinclair."

Which Report being read twice by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

"Resolved and adjudged by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioner Mr. Charles St. Clair has made out his Claim to the Title, Honour and Dignity of Lord Sinclair."

Ordered, That the said Resolution and Judgement be laid before His Majesty by the Lords with White Staves.

Weymouth, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act made in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening several Roads leading to and through the Towns of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis and Dorchester, in the County of Dorset; and for repairing the Road leading from the Parish of Warmwell, through the Parishes of Poxwell and Osmington to the Church in the said Parish of Osmington, in the said County of Dorset," 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."

Militia Pay Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, begining the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and eightytwo."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Tallow, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to revive and further continue an Act made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act to discontinue for a limited Time, the Duties payable upon the Importation of Tallow, Hog's Lard and Grease."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Papists Deeds and Wills Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time for Enrollment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists, and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Rochester, &c. Small Debts Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the City of Rochester, and the Parishes of Strood, Frindsbury, Cobham, Shorne, Higham, Cliffe, Cooling, High Halstow, Chalk, Hoo, Burham, Wouldham, Halling, Cuxstone, Chatham, and Gillingham, and the Ville of Sheerness, in the County of Kent."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Wey Hill Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Second Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the Turnpike Road at Wey Hill, in the County of Southampton, to the Turnpike Road at Lyde Way, in the County of Wilts;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Hunter et al.against Buchan.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein Robert Hunter Esquire, and others, are Appellants, and John Buchan Esquire is Respondent, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Wednesday next.

Warner against White.

Ordered, That the Judges do attend this House on Monday next upon hearing the Errors argued, assigned in the Cause, wherein Robert Warner is Plaintiff, and Hamilton White Esquire, is Defendant.

E. Ely et al. against Hume et al:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of the Right Honourable Henry Earl of Ely, and of Rebecca Dupré Widow, and James Alexander and Charles Foreman Esquires, who, together with the said Rebecca Dupré, are the Executrix and Executors, and the Devisees in Trust, named in the last Will and Testament of Josias Dupré Esquire, deceased, and Stephen Earl of Mount Cashell, the Right Honourable John Ponsonby, Sir James May Baronet, Charles Tottenham, Edward Elliott, and William Plumer Esquires, Trustees named in the Marriage Settlement of the said Henry Earl of Ely; complaining of an Order of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 9th of February 1782, which said Order is not yet made up and entered; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, and the Injunction continued till the Hearing of the Cause, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Gustavus Rochfort Hume, George Rochfort, and Benjamin Burton Esquires, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Gustavus Rochfort Hume, George Rochfort, and Benjamin Burton Esquires, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the 30th Day of May next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or their Clerks in Court, Agent or Solicitor in the said Court of Chancery in Ireland, shall be deemed good Service.

Lane to enter into Recognizance on it.

The House being moved, "That John Lane of King Street, Covent Garden, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for the Right Honourable Henry Earl of Ely and others, on Account of their Appeal depending in this House, they residing in Ireland:"

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

Broseley, &c.Small Debts Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Parishes of Broseley, Benthall, Madeley, Barrow, Linley, Willey, Little Wenlock and Dawley, and an Extra Parochial Place called Posnall, in the County of Salop."

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

E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Cassillis.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Temple.
E. Mansfield.
V. Sackville.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.

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

Legrand against Stewart.

A Petition of Maria Stewart, Respondent in a Cause depending in this House, to which Richard Legrand Esquire her Husband is Appellant, was presented and read; setting forth, "That the Respondent humbly conceives that this Appeal is totally groundless, and that it is meant only for the Purpose of Delay, in order to oppress the Respondent, and in hopes of depriving her of the Evidence of some material Witnesses; that the Respondent immediately gave in her Answer to the Appeal, and set down the Cause for Hearing; but there being several Causes in the Lift previously appointed, it is apprehended the same cannot be heard during this Session of Parliament, unless a Day be appointed for that Purpose; that it will be attended with great Inconvenience to the Respondent, if the Hearing of this Cause should be delayed till next Session of Parliament;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "To appoint this Cause to be heard on an early Day this Session of Parliament."

And thereupon the Agents on both Sides were called in, and heard at the Bar; and being withdrawn,

Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause by Counsel at the Bar on Tuesday the 14th Day of May next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 26o Aprilis 1782.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Scarborough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Gower.
Comes Temple.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Leinster.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.

PRAYERS.

Ships Ransoming Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prohibit the Ransoming of Ships or Vessels captured from His Majesty's Subjects, and of the Merchandize or Goods on board such Ships or Vessels."

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.

Weymouth, &c. Road Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening several Roads leading to and through the Towns of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis and Dorchester, in the County of Dorset; and for repairing the Road leading from the Parish of Warmwell, through the Parishes of Poxwell and Osmington, to the Church in the said Parish of Osmington, in the said County of Dorset."

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. Eames and Mr. Montagu:

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

Pp. Bristol takes the Oaths.

This Day Lewis Lord Bishop of Bristol took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Revenue Officers voting Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for better securing the Freedom of Elections of Members to serve in Parliament, by disabling certain Officers employed in the Collection or Management of His Majesty's Revenues, from giving their Votes at such Elections;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Kirby against Ricke ts:

Upon reading the Petition of John Ricketts, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, to which John Kirby is Plaintiff; setting forth, "That the Plaintiff has not assigned Errors within the Time limited by their Lordships Standing Order;" and therefore praying, That the said Writ of Error may be Non-pros'd, with such Costs as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

Writ of Error Non pros'd, with Costs.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner do forthwith enter a Non-pros on the said Writ of Error as desired, and that the Record be remitted to the Court of King's Bench, to the End Execution may be had upon the Judgement given by that Court, as if no such Writ of Error had been brought into this House; and further, That the Plaintiff in Error do pay or cause to be paid to the Defendant in Error the Sum of Forty Pounds, for his Costs, by reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said judgement.

Newton's Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Newton Esquire with Catherine Seymour his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Ordered, That the said Report be received on Monday next.

Foreign Troops quartering Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to make Provision for the Quartering of certain Foreign Troops lately employed in His Majesty's Service in the Defence of the Island of Minorca, and expected to arrive soon in this Kingdom;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Contractors Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for restraining any Person concerned in any Contract, Commission, or Agreement made for the Public Service, from being elected, or sitting and voting as a Member of the House of Commons," be read a Second Time on Wednesday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Sabbati, 27o Aprilis 1782.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Radnor.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Ashburton.

PRAYERS.

Lord Dacre takes the Oaths.

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

Foreign Troops Quartering Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to make Provision for the Quartering of certain Foreign Troops lately employed in His Majesty's Service in the Defence of the Island of Minorca, and expected to arrive soon in this Kingdom."

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time on Monday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 29o Aprilis 1782.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Ds. Camden, Præses.
Dux Grafton, C. P. S.
Dux Chandos.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Glencairn.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Gower.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Temple.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Maynard.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Ashburton.

PRAYERS.

Warner against White in Error.

The Order of the Day being read for the Hearing Counsel to argue the Errors assigned in the Cause wherein Robert Warner is Plaintiff, and Hamilton White Esquire is Defendant; being a Writ of Error brought by the Plaintiff in order to reverse a Judgement given in His Majesty's Court of King's Bench for the said Defendant, reversing a Judgement of the Court of King's Bench in Ireland; and for the Judges to attend.

Counsel were accordingly called in.

Mr. Mansfield was heard for the Plaintiff.

Mr. Wilson also heard for the Plaintiff.

Mr. Attorney General heard for the Defendant.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow; and that the Judges do then attend.

Foreign Troops Quartering Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Third reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to make Provision for the Quartering of certain Foreign Troops lately employed in His Majesty's Service in the Defence of the Island of Minorca, and expected to arrive soon in this Kingdom."

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

Then an Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Bill, by inserting at the End thereof the following Proviso:

("Provided always, and be it further enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That this Act shall continue in Force for Six Months from the Time of the Arrival of such Troops, and thence till Twenty Days after the Commencement of the next Session of Parliament, and no longer.")

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with an Amendment to it.

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

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.

Ships Ransoming Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prohibit the ransoming of Ships or Vessels captured from His Majesty's Subjects, and of the Merchandize or Goods on board such Ships or Vessels."

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

Newton's Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for receiving the Report of the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Newton Esquire, with Catherine Seymour his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Contracts held by Members of Parliament; Lists of, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, "A List of all Contracts now held by any Members of the House of Commons which have been made with the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, or any other Person or Persons for the Public Service, together with the Dates, and the Times at which such Contracts will expire."

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, A List of all Contracts now held by any Members of the House of Commons which have been made with the Commissioners of the Navy, or any other Person or Persons for the Public Service, together with the Dates, and the Times at which such Contracts will expire."

Ordered, That there be laid before this House; A List of all Contracts now held by any Members of the House of Commons which have been made with the Board of Ordnance, or any other Person or Persons for the Public Service, together with the Dates, and the Times at which such Contracts will expire."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 30o Aprilis 1782.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Manchester, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Gower.
Comes Temple.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Maynard.
Viscount Sackville.
Viscount Keppel.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Ashburton.

PRAYERS.

Warner against White in Error:

The Order of the Day being read for hearing Counsel further to argue the Errors assigned in the Cause wherein Robert Warner is Plaintiff, and Hamilton White Esquire is Defendant; and for the Judges to attend.

Counsel were accordingly called in.

Mr. Wallace was heard for the Defendant.

Mr. Mansfield was heard to reply.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Question to Judges.

Proposed, "That the following Question be put to the Judges; (videlicet)

"Whether in the Event that has happened, the Defendant Hamilton White took any and what Estate in the Lands of Bantry, under the Devise to him for Default of Issue of Simon White?"

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly;

And the Judges desiring Time to consider of the said Question:

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Cause be put off to Monday next; and that the Judges do then deliver their Opinions upon the said Question.

Kingston Deverill Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting in Severalty the Open and Common Fields and Downs, Common Meadows, Common Pastures and Commonable Places within the Parish of Kingston Deverill, in the County of Wilts," 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."

Honley, &c. Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, enclosing, and improving the several Commons and Waste Grounds within the Manor of Honley, in the Parish of Almondbury, in the County of York; and for abolishing or settling certain other Rights or Claims within the said Manor," was committed.

D. Newcastle's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Trustees a competent Part of the settled Estates of the Most Noble Henry Duke of Newcastle, in the Parishes of Saint Clement Danes, and Saint Giles in the Fields, for the Purpose of raising on Mortgage or otherwise such Sums of Money as shall be found expedient, to be raised and applied for making and opening a new Street therein mentioned, from the East End of the New Church in the Strand, to the South End of Stanhope Street; and for defraying all necessary Costs, Charges, and Expences attending the same."

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

Ld. Chamberlain.
D. Richmond.
D. Queensberry.
D. Chandos.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Denhigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Sandwich.
E. Rochford.
E. Cassillis.
E. Galloway.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Ferrers.
E. Effingham.
E. Gower.
E. Temple.
E. Radnor.
E. Bathurst.
V. Hereford.
V. Townshend.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Maynard.
V. Sackville.
V. Keppel.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Say & Sele.
L. Craven.
L. Middleton.
L. Chedworth.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Beaulieu.
L. Digby.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Loughborough.
L. Walsingham.
L. Bagot.
L. Porchester.
L. Ashburton.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday the 15th Day of May next, at Ten o'Clock, in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Ships Ransoming Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prohibit the ransoming of Ships or Vessels captured from His Majesty's Subjects, and of the Merchandize or Goods on board such Ships or Vessels."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Perry against Woodman:

Upon reading the Petition of John Woodman Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Elizabeth Perry is Plaintiff; setting forth, "That the Plaintiff has not assigned Errors within the Time limited by their Lordships Standing Order;" and therefore praying, "That the said Writ of Error may be Non-pros'd with such Costs, as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

Writ of Error Non-pros'd, with Costs.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner do forthwith enter a Non-pros on the said Writ of Error, as desired; and that the Record be remitted to the Court of King's Bench, to the End Execution may be had upon the Judgement given by that Court, as if no such Writ of Error had been brought into this House; and further, That the Plaintiff in Error do pay or cause to be paid to the Defendant in Error, the Sum of Forty Pounds for his Costs, by reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgement.

Wapping Poor, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor of the Parish of Saint John of Wapping, in the County of Middlesex, and for providing a proper Workhouse and Burial Ground for the Use of the said Parish, and for opening certain Communications, and making certain Streets, within the said Parish."

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.

Spitalfields Paving, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making a Passage for Carriages from Spitalfields to Bishopsgate Street, in the County of Middlesex, and for paving the same; and for appropriating to those Purposes the Money arisen by virtue of an Act passed in the Eighteenth Year of His present Majesty, for applying the Sum of Nine thousand Pounds, to arise out of the Orphan's Fund, for making such Passage;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

V Keppel introduced:

The Honourable Augustus Keppel being by Letters Patent, bearing Date the 22d of this Instant April, in the Twenty-second Year of His present Majesty, created Viscount Keppel of Elveden, in the County of Suffolk, was (in his Robes) introduced between the Lord Viscount Townshend and the Lord Viscount Falmouth (also in their Robes); the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, the Deputy Earl Marshall, and the Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain, preceding; his Lordship on his Knee presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk; and the same was read at the Table, his Writ of Summons was also read as follows; (videlicet)

George the Third by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Augustus Viscount Keppel of Elveden, in Our County of Suffolk, Greeting: Whereas Our Parliament for arduous and urgent Affairs concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, is now met at Our City of Westminster, We strictly enjoining command you under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present at our aforesaid Parliament with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice, and this you may in nowise omit as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Twenty-second Day of April, in the Twenty-second Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke."

Then his Lordship took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration pursuant to the Statutes, and was afterwards placed on the lower End of the Viscount's Bench.

Pedigree delivered.

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

Foreign Troops Quartering Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for providing Quarters for certain Foreign Troops lately employed in his Majesty's Service in the Defence of the Island of Minorca, and expected to arrive soon in this Kingdom, for a limited Time;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Wharam's Patent Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term of a Patent granted to Anne Wharam for making a certain Sort of Spring Stirrup;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Robert Hunter Esquire and others are Appellants, and John Buchan Esquire is Respondent, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Wednesday the 8th Day of May next; and that the Rest of the Causes on Cause Days be removed in course.

Newton's Divorce Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House, to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Newton Esquire, with Catherine Seymour his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:"

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

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, primum diem Maii, jam prox. sequen. horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.