House of Lords Journal Volume 36
May 1782 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 36: May 1782 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 36: 1779-1783 (1767-1830), pp. 490-504. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116705 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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May 1782 11-20

DIE Lunæ, 13o Maii 1782.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Ds. Camden, Præses.
Dux Manchester, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Derby.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Peterborough & Monmouth.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Leinster.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Sackville.
Viscount Keppel.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Ashburton.
Ds. Grantley.

PRAYERS.

Countess of Oxford's Estate Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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," 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."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Coal Ships Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to revive and continue an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to regulate the Loading of Ships with Coals in the Ports of Newcastle and Sunderland," 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."

Tobacco, &c. Duty Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting an additional Duty upon Tobacco and Snuff, and for repealing certain Duties payable upon the Importation of Brandy and Arrack, and for granting other Duties in Lieu thereof."

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.

Winchester Election Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for further continuing an Act made in the Twentieth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for exempting the City of Winchester, the County of Southampton, the Town of Shrewsbury, and the County of Salop, out of the Provisions of an Act made in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for regulating the Quartering of Soldiers during the Time of the Elections of Members to serve in Parliament, so far as the same relates to the Removal of Troops during the Elections of Members to serve in Parliament, for a limited Time."

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.

St. Kitts Goods Importation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allowing the Importation of Goods of the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture of the Islands of Saint Christopher, Nevis, and Montserrat, into any Ports of His Majesty's Dominions in Europe or America, upon Payment of the British Plantation Duties."

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.

Calverton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Manor of Calverton, with the West Side of Stoney Stratford, in the County of Buckingham."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Chamberlain.
D. Richmond.
D. Devonshire.
D. Ancaster & Kesteven.
D. Chandos.
E. Derby.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Salisbury.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Peterborough & Monmouth.
E. Sandwich.
E. Essex.
E. Berkeley.
E. Plymouth.
E. Coventry.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Galloway.
E. Ferrers.
E. Strafford.
E. Tankerville.
E. Kerr.
E. Effingham.
E. Backs.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Harcourt.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Bathurst.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Mansfield.
V. Hereford.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Leinster.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
V. Sackville.
V. Keppel.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. De Ferrars.
L. Say & Sele.
L. Teynham.
L. Craven.
L. Osborne.
L. Boyle.
L. Middleton.
L. King.
L. Monson.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Vere.
L. Walpole.
L. Wycombe.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Beaulieu.
L. Vernon.
L. Digby.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Foley.
L. Loughborough.
L. Walsingham.
L. Bagot.
L. Porchester.
L. Ashburton.
L. Grantley.

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

Appleby, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Borough of Appleby, in the County of Westmorland, through the Township of Orton to Kirby Kendall, and from Orton to the Turnpike Road near Shapp, and from Highgate, near Tebay, in a Part of the Highway between Appleby and Kirby Kendall, through the Town of Kirby Steven to the Town of Market Brough, in the said County."

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

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

Edinburgh Market Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing the Slaughtering of Cattle within the City of Edinburgh, and for removing Nuisances and Annoyances therefrom;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sandiacre Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons and Commonable Places, within the Lordship or Liberty of Sandiacre, in the County of Derby;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Romsey Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term and alter the Powers of an An made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from a Pond belonging to Henry Eyre Esquire, in the Parish of White Parish, in the County of Wilts, to the Top of Dunwood Hill; and from thence over Great Bridge and Middle Bridge, through Romsey-infra to Hundred Bridge, in the County of Southampton, and from thence to the County of the Town of Southampton."

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.

Bolam Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Township of Bolam, in the Parish of Gainford, in the County of Durham;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Lady Holdernesse's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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. Anguish and Mr. Eames:

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

St. Margaret and St. John's Paving, &c. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Kew Bridge Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a Stone Bridge cross the River of Thames from the Parish of Ealing, in the County of Middlesex, to the opposite Shore in the Hamlet of Kew, in the County of Surrey."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Brecon, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing the Roads from the Town of Brecon to the Parish of Brobury, and to Whitney Passage, in the County of Hereford; and for building a Bridge over the River Wye at Bredwardine Passage, in the same County; so far as relates to such of the Roads comprized in the said Act as lie in the County of Hereford."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wey Hill Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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 Four 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.

Winstone Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Pastures, and Commonable and Waste Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Winstone, in the County of Gloucester."

Hardwicke, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from a Place called The Hardwicke, in the Parish of Clifford, to Windmill Hill; and from Vowchurch to Pontrilas, in the County of Hereford."

Sydney Barony, Perry's Petition to His Majesty, claiming.

The Lord Wycombe (by His Majesty's Command) presented to the House, "A Petition of Elizabeth Perry of Pensburst Place, in the County of Kent, Relict of William Perry Esquire, and only surviving Daughter and sole Heiress of the Honourable Thomas Sydney, and also sole Heiress of the Barons Sydney of Penshurst, Viscounts Lisle and Earls of Leicester;" together with His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House, and the Report of His Majesty's Attorney General annexed:

Which Petition and Reference were read by the Clerk, and are as follows:

To the King's most Excellent Majesty,

The humble Petition of Elizabeth Perry of Pensburst Place, in the County of Kent, Relict of William Perry Esquire, and only surviving Daughter and sole Heiress of the Honourable Thomas Sydney, and also sole Heiress of the Barons Sydney of Pensburst, Viscounts Lisle and Earls of Leicester;

Sheweth,

That His Majesty King James the First Your Royal Predecessor, in the First Year of His Reign, created by Letters Patent Sir Robert Sydney Knight, a Baron and Peer of the Realm of England, by the Title of Lord Sydney, of Penshurst, in Kent, to him and the Heirs Male of his Body; and afterwards, by several Letters Patent in the Third and Sixteenth Years of his Reign, created him, the said Robert, Viscount Lisle and Earl of Leicester, with Limitation as aforesaid: All which Honours descended to Robert his Son and Heir, and from him to Philip his Son and Heir.

That Robert, by courtesy Viscount Lisle (your Petitioner's Grandfather, and whose Heiress she is) eldest Son of the said Philip, was summoned to Parliament in the First Year of the Reign of King William and Queen Mary as a Baron and Peer of the Realm of England, the Writ being directed, "Roberto Sydney de Penshurst Chevalier;" and being also summoned to the next ensuing Parliament in the said Reign, sat and voted in both Parliaments by the Title of Lord Sydney of Pensburst, in the Life-time of his Father the said Philip Earl of Leicester.

"That upon the Death of said Philip Earl of Leicester the said Robert Lord Sydney of Penshurst succeeded to the Titles and Dignities of Baron Sydney of Penshurst, Viscount Lisle and Earl of Leicester, created by Letters Patent as aforesaid, and died seised thereof to him and the Heirs Male of the Body of Robert, the First Earl of Leicester, and of the Title and Dignity of Baron Sydney of Penshurst to him and his Heirs.

"That all the aforesaid Titles and Honours descended from him to Philip his Son and Heir, who dying without issue was succeeded therein by his Brother John, who dying unmarried the Barony in Fee descended and was in Abeyance between your Petitioner and her Sister Mary, the Heiresses General, they being the Daughters and Heiresses of the Honourable Thomas Sydney next Brother to the said John and Joceline, the youngest Brother of the said John succeeded to the said Titles limited by Patent to Heirs Male, and dying without Issue, said Titles by Patent, became extinct, and your Petitioner and her Sister were his Heiresses.

"That your Petitioner's said Sister married Sir Brownlow Sherrard Baronet, and died in the Year One thousand seven hundred and fifty-eight, without Issue leaving your Petitioner sole and undoubted Heiress to the Barony of Sydney of Penshurst, as well as the true and lawful Inheritrix of all Lands and Seigniories thereunto belonging.

"Your Petitioner therefore humbly prays that Your Majesty will be graciously pleased to confirm the said Barony of Sydney of Penshurst to her the said Elizabeth, and the Heirs of her Body, with all its Rights, Immunities and Privileges, as in like Cases hath been usually granted to several Families of this Kingdom by Your Majesty's Royal Progenitors and Predecessors.

And your Petitioner shall in all Duty pray, &c.

"E. Perry."

"Saint James's, 9th May 1782.

His Majesty being moved upon this Petition, is graciously pleased to refer the same (together with the Report thereunto annexed) to the Right Honourable the House of Peers, to examine the Allegations thereof, as to what relates to the Petitioner's Title therein mentioned; and to inform His Majesty how the same shall appear to their Lordships.

"Wycombe."

Ordered, That the said Petition, with His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House, be referred to the Consideration of the Lords Committees for Privileges; whose Lordships having considered thereof, and heard such Persons concerning the same as they shall think fit, are to report their Opinion thereupon to the House; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General.

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 the Lords to be summoned.

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

Moved, "to commit the Bill."

Which being objected to;

After long Debate,

The Question was put, "Whether the said Bill shall be committed?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Lord Chancellor, after the Tellers had reported what the Contents and Not-Contents were, declared what they said:

Whereupon divers Lords demanded their Proxies; which being objected to:

The Standing Order No. 83. was read.

Then the Question was put, "Whether the Proxies shall be now read?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Difference of the Proxies was declared by the. Lord Chancellor to be in the Affirmative.

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; and that the Lords be summoned.

Revenue Officers voting Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the 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," which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Wednesday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 14o Maii 1782.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Ds. Camden, Præses.
Dux Manchester, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Carlisle, Senescallus.
Comes Derby.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Gainsborough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Gower.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Leinster.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Maynard.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Grosvenor.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Ashburton.

PRAYERS.

Hatton's Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were sound to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto;" which Amendments being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

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

Romsey Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term and alter the Powers of an Act made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from a Pond belonging to Henry Eyre Esquire, in the Parish of White Parish, in the County of Wilts, to the Top of Dunwood Hill; and from thence over Great Bridge and Middle Bridge, through Romsey-infra, to Hundred Bridge, in the County of Southampton; and from thence to the County of the Town of Southampton," 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."

Appleby, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Borough of Appleby, in the County of Westmorland, through the Township of Orton, to Kirby Kendall; and from Orton to the Turnpike Road near Shapp; and from Highgate near Tebay, in a Part of the Highway between Appleby and Kirby Kendall, through the Town of Kirby Steven, to the Town of Market Brough, in the said County," was committed.

Peers Pedigrees, Report from Committee of Privileges.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords. Committees for Privileges appointed to consider of the Pedigrees of several Peers, "That the Committee had met and considered of the Pedigrees of George Viscount Sackville, John Lord Chedworth, George Venables Lord Vernon, and William Lord Bagot, and had examined Mr. Heard and Mr. Bigland, Heralds upon Oath, in relation thereto, at the Bar, who have fully verified the same, together with the Proofs thereof; and that the said Lords have respectively signed and certified the same to be true to the best of their Knowledge, Information, and Belief, upon their Honour, pursuant to the Orders of the House."

Lancaster Bridge Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a new Bridge instead of the present ancient Bridge, commonly called Lancaster Bridge, at a more convenient Place over the River Loyne, near the Town of Lancaster, in the County Palatine of Lancaster;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Full et al. against Hutchings.

A Petition of Langdon John Full and others, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, and of John Hutchings Clerk, Respondent thereto, was presented and read; setting forth, "That the Respondent as Rector of Dettisham, in the County of Devon, filed his Bill in the Court of Exchequer, against the Appellants, and others, since deceased, for Subtraction of Tythes; and a Decree was made in the said Court in favour of the Respondent, on the 23d Day of June 1780; that the Appellants have appealed to their Lordships from the said Decree, and which Appeal stands Eighth in their Lordships Paper; that the Parties having been in Treaty for an Accommodation, the Cause was on the 19th Day of March last adjourned, till after all the Causes then appointed, but the said Treaty has since gone off; that the Appellant Full, and the Respondent being now in Town, and fearing that the Appeal will not be heard till the next Session of Parliament; the Petitioners therefore humbly pray their Lordships, "That this Cause may be heard on Thursday the 6th Day of June next, or such other early Day after the Recess, as to their Lordships shall seem fit."

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 Thursday the 6th Day of June next, as desired.

Countess of Oxford's Estate Bill

Hodie 3a 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 fell 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."

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. Holford and Mr. Anguish:

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

Coal Ships Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to revive and continue an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to regulate the Loading of Ships with Coals, in the Ports of Newcastle and Sunderland."

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 the former Messengers:

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

Winstone Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Pastures, and Commonable and Waste Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Winstone, in the County of Gloucester."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Chamberlain.
D. Richmond.
D. Bolton.
D. Devonshire.
D. Chandos.
Ld. Steward.
E. Derby.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Stamford.
E. Sandwich.
E. Essex.
E. Abingdon.
E. Gainsborough.
E. Coventry.
E. Jersey.
E. Cassillis.
E. Galloway.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Rosebery.
E. Ferrers.
E. Tankerville.
E. Effingham.
E. Gower.
E. Bucks.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Bathurst.
E. Hillsborough.
V. Montague.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Leinster.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Maynard.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Abergavenny.
L. Percy.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Paget.
L. Say & Sele.
L. Craven.
L. Boyle.
L. King.
L. Monson.
L. Montfort.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Fortescue.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Vere.
L. Walpole.
L. Wycombe.
L. Stawell.
L. Grantham.
L. Grosvenor.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Vernon.
L. Ducie.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Harrowby.
L. Gage.
L. Bagot.
L. Ashburton.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Thursday 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.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon 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 the Lords to be summoned:

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

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Contractors Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be in a Committee upon 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;" and for the Lords to be summoned.

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 Tomorrow; and that the Lords be summoned.

Tobacco, &c. Duty Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting an additional Duty upon Tobacco and Snuff; and for repealing certain Duties payable upon the Importation of Brandy and Arrack; and for granting other Duties in lieu thereof."

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."

St. Kitt's Goods Importation Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for allowing the Importation of Goods of the Growth, Produce or Manufacture of the Islands of Saint Christopher, Nevis and Montserrat, into any Ports of His Majesty's Dominions in Europe or America, upon Payment of the British Plantation Duties."

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."

Winchester Election Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for further continuing an Act, made in the Twentieth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for exempting the City of Winchester, the County of Southampton, the Town of Shrewsbury, and the County of Salop, out of the Provisions of an Act made in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for regulating the Quartering of Soldiers during the Time of the Elections of Members to serve in Parliament," so far as the same relates to the Removal of Troops during the Elections of Members to serve in Parliament for a limited 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."

Spottiswoode to enter into a Recognizance on Fullwood's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Spottiswoode Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Jonathan Fullwood Merchant, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland."

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

Honley Enclosure Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of 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 Aldmondbury, in the County of York; and for abolishing or settling certain other Rights or Claims within the said Manor:"

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

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 the former Messengers:

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

Kingston Deverill Enclosure Bill.

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

It was moved, "To re-commit the Bill."

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the said Bill be re-committed to the Committee, to whom the same stood committed; and that they do meet to consider the said Bill To-morrow.

Newnham's Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto:"

Which Amendments 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, decimum quintum diem instantis Maii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 15o Maii 1782.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Glocestr.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Ds. Camden, Præses.
Dux Manchester, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Carlisle, Senescallus.
Comes Derby.
Comes Pembroke & Montgomery.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Essex.
Comes Gainsborough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Gower.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Leinster.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Grosvenor.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Ashburton.

PRAYERS.

Tobacco, &c. Duty Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting an additional Duty upon Tobacco and Snuff; and for repealing certain Duties payable upon the Importation of Brandy and Arrack; and for granting other Duties in lieu thereof."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

St. Kitts Goods Importation Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allowing the Importation of Goods of the Growth, Produce or Manufacture of the Islands of Saint Christopher, Nevis and Montserrat, into any Ports of His Majesty's Dominions in Europe or America, upon Payment of the British Plantation Duties."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Winchester Election Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for further continuing an Act, made in the Twentieth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for exempting the City of Winchester, the County of Southampton, the Town of Shrewsbury and the County of Salop, out of the Provisions of an Act made in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for regulating the Quartering of Soldiers during the Time of the Elections of Members to serve in Parliament," so far as the same relates to the Removal of Troops during the Elections of Members to serve in Parliament for a limited Time."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Appleby, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Borough of Appleby, in the County of Westmorland, through the Township of Orton to Kirby Kendall, and from Orton to the Turnpike Road near Shapp, and from Highgate near Tebay, in a Part of the Highway between Appleby and Kirby Kendall, through the Town of Kirby Steven, to the Town of Market Brough, in the said County."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Romsey Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term, and alter the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from a Pond belonging to Henry Eyre Esquire, in the Parish of White Parish, in the County of Wilts, to the Top of Dunwood Hill, and from thence over Great Bridge and Middle Bridge, through Romsay-infra, to Hundred Bridge, in the County of Southampton, and from thence to the County of the Town of Southampton."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Newnham's Bill:

Hodie 3a 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 Payments to which such Parts are liable."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hatton's Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with the Two preceding Bills.

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

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

Sir T. Rumbold and Perring's restraining Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for restraining Sir Thomas Rumbold Baronet, and Peter Perring Esquire, from going out of this Kingdom for a limited Time; and for discovering their Estates and Effects, and preventing the transporting or alienating the same;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Exchequer Bills Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-two; and for consolidating certain Annuities, which were made one joint Stock by an Act made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, with certain Annuities, consolidated by several Acts made in the Twenty-fifth, Twenty-eighth, Twenty-ninth, Thirty-first, Thirty-second and Thirty-third Years of the Reign of His said late Majesty, and several subsequent Acts;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bills of Exchange Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for charging a Stamp Duty upon Inland Bills of Exchange, Promissary Notes, or other Notes payable otherwise than upon Demand;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Two last-mentioned Bills were, severally, read the First Time.

Lancaster Bridge Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a new Bridge instead of the present ancient Bridge, commonly called Lancaster Bridge, at a more convenient Place over the River Loyne, near the Town of Lancaster, in the County Palatine of Lancaster.

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Chamberlain.
D. Richmond.
D. Chandos.
Ld. Steward.
E. Derby.
E. Pembroke & Montgomery.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Westmorland.
E. Stamford.
E. Essex.
E. Gainsborough.
E. Rochford.
E. Coventry.
E. Jersey.
E. Cassillis.
E. Galloway.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Ferrers.
E. Kerr.
E. Effingham.
E. Gower.
E. Bucks.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Harcourt.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Bathurst.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Mansfield.
V. Hereford.
V. Montague.
V. Townshend.
V. Falmouth.
V. Leinster.
V. Sackville.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Abergavenny.
L. De Ferrars.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Say & Sele.
L. Craven.
L. Boyle.
L. King.
L. Montfort.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Fortescue.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Vere.
L. Walpole.
L. Wycombe.
L. Grantham.
L. Grosvenor.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Beaulieu.
L. Ducie.
L. Digby.
L. Harrowby.
L. Loughborough.
L. Bagot.
L. Southampton.
L. Porchester.
L. Ashburton.

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.

Marsh Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and leasing a Piece of Waste Land, called The Marsh, within the Borough of Newcastle under Lyme, in the County of Stafford, and applying the Profits thereof in Aid of the Poor's Rates of the said Borough."

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.

Bolam Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds within the Township of Bolam, in the Parish of Gainford, in the County of Durham."

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.

St. Luke's Workhouse Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act more effectually to enable the Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint Luke, in the County of Middlesex, to purchase, hire, or erect a Workhouse, within or near the said Parish, for the better Reception and Employment of the Poor of the said Parish;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Sir T. Rumbold and Perring's restraining Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for restraining Sir Thomas Rumbold Baronet, and Peter Perring Esquire, from going out of this Kingdom for a limited Time; and for discovering their Estates and Effects, and preventing the transporting or alienating the same."

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

D. Newcaste's Estate Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, 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," 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."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Kingston Deverill Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report 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 re-committed.

Sir T. Rumbold and Perring's restraining Bill, Petition of Sir T. Rumbold against.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Thomas Rumbold Baronet, setting forth, "That the Petitioner is informed a Bill is depending in this Right Honourable House, intituled, "An Act for restraining Sir Thomas Rumbold Baronet, and Peter Perring Esquire, from going out of this Kingdom for a limited Time, and for discovering their Estates and Effects, and preventing the transporting and alienating the same;" that the said Bill is founded on certain implied Charges of Breaches of Trust, High Crimes, and Misdemeanours, the Truth of which the Petitioner by no Means admits, but on the contrary, is willing and desirous to contradict and invalidate by such Testimony, as he Trusts, will prove to this Right Honourable House, that such Imputations on his Conduct and Character as a Servant of the Public and the East India Company are ill founded and unjust; that the Restrictions, Regulations, and Prohibitions in the said Bill contained, will operate as an immediate Punishment on the Petitioner for Crimes which yet remain to be proved against him, and is for that Reason as the Petitioner is advised unprecedented;" and therefore praying this Right Honourable House, to take the Premises into Consideration, and grant him Permission to be heard by his Counsel against the said Bill, and that the same may not pass, or that the Petitioner may have such other Relief, as the peculiar and uncommon Hardships of his Case may be found to merit, and to their Lordships, in their Wisdom and Humanity, may seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to be heard by his Counsel against the Second Reading of the said Bill.

Ordered, That Counsel be heard in Support of the said Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

Lords summoned.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House on Monday the 27th Day of this Instant May.

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

Contractors Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for receiving the Report of the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House, to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for 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;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

The Lord Scarsdale, accordingly, reported the said Amendments.

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

Pr. 1. L. 18. After ("Contract") insert ("Agreement or Commission")

L. 19. After ("with") insert ("under or from")

L. 22. After ("the") insert ("Master General or")

L. 29. After ("any") insert ("such")

L. 29. After ("Agreement") leave out ("with or Commission from the said Commissioners of the Treasury, or of the Navy, or Victualling Office, or Board of Ordnance, or any of them"); and instead thereof insert ("Contract or Commission which he or they shall have made or entered into as aforesaid")

L. 37. After ("Public") insert ("except such Wares and Merchandize as shall be of his own Growth, Production, or Manufacture; and also except such Houses, Warehouses, Lands, and Tenements as shall be hired out or contracted for, for the Service of the Public")

Pr. 2. L. 30. After ("the") leave out ("End of this present") and instead thereof insert ("Commencement of the next")

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

Byrne and Jordan against Darbyshire, in Error.

The Earl of Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, in the usual Manner delivered in at the Table a Writ of Error, wherein,

Francis Byrne and John Jordan are Plaintiffs,
and
Robert Darbyshire is Defendant.

Cricklade Election Bill:

It was moved, "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 now read the Third Time."

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

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 the former Messengers:

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

Revenue Officers voting Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the 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."

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

Moved, "To commit the Bill."

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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.

D. Hamilton's Petition praying a Writ as D. Brandon, put off.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the Petition of Douglas Duke of Hamilton and Brandon, to His Majesty, praying, "That His Majesty would be graciously pleased to give Directions that a Writ be issued to summon the Petitioner to Parliament, by the Title of Duke of Brandon;" and also His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House, together with the Report of His Majesty's Attorney General thereupon, and for the Judges to attend, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Tuesday the 4th Day of June next; and that the Judges do then attend; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 16o Maii 1782.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Meneven. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Pembroke & Montgomery.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Northington.
Comes Bathurst.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Harrowby.

PRAYERS.

D. Hamilton's Petition praying a Writ as D. Brandon, put off.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the Petition of Douglas Duke of Hamilton and Brandon, to His Majesty; praying, "That His Majesty would be graciously pleased to give Directions that a Writ be issued to summon the Petitioner to Parliament by the Title of the Duke of Brandon;" and also His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House, together with the Report of His Majesty's Attorney General thereupon; and for the Judges to attend; which stands appointed for Tuesday the 4th of June next, be put off to Wednesday the 5th of June next; and that the Judges do then attend; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General.

Contractors Bill.

Ordered, That the Third Reading of 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 put off till To-morrow.

Revenue Officers voting Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the 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."

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow; and that the Lords be summoned.

D. Newcastle's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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. Anguish and Mr. Eames:

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 17o Maii 1782.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Dux Gloucester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Ds. Camden, Præses.
Dux Manchester, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Northumberland.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Carlisle, Senescallus.
Comes Derby.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Pembroke & Montgomery.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Peterborough & Monmouth.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Gainsborough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Glencairn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Gower.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Leinster.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Maynard.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Talbot.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Grosvenor.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Sundridge.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Ashburton.
Ds. Grantley.

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 Lord President on his Right Hand, and the Lord Ashburton on his Left; commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the Commons, "The Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House, to hear the Commission read."

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

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

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

GEORGE R.

George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our Trusty and Well-beloved the Knights, Citizens and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting. Whereas We have seen and perfectly understood divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue; (that is to say) "An Act for granting an additional Duty upon Tobacco and Snuff, and for repealing certain Duties payable upon the Importation of Brandy and Arrack, and for granting other Duties in lieu thereof." "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." "An Act for allowing the Importation of Goods of the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture of the Islands of Saint Christopher, Nevis, and Montserrat, into any Ports of His Majesty's Dominions in Europe or America, upon Payment of the British Plantation Duties." "An Act for further continuing an Act made in the Twentieth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for exempting the City of Winchester, the County of Southampton, the Town of Shrewsbury, and the County of Salop, out of the Provisions of an Act made in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for regulating the Quartering of Soldiers during the Time of the Elections of Members to serve in Parliament," so far as the same relates to the Removal of Troops during the Elections of Members to serve in Parliament, for a limited Time." "An Act for building a Stone Bridge cross the River of Thames, from the Parish of Ealing, in the County of Middlesex, to the opposite Shore, in the Hamlet of Kew, in the County of Surrey." "An Act to revive and continue an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to regulate the Loading of Ships with Coals in the Ports of Newcastle and Sunderland." "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." "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 Orphans Fund for making such Passage." "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." An Act for amending, widening and keeping in Repair the Road from Wrexham, in the County of Denbigh, to Barnhill, in the County of Chester." An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Tarporley, in the County Palatine of Chester, to Acton Bridge near Weverham, in the same County." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of so much of an Act made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the High Road leading from Ashborne, in the County of Derby, to the Town of Leek, in the County of Stafford; and from Ryecroft Gate upon Rushton Common, to Congleton, in the County of Chester; and also the Road leading from Blyth Marsh, in the County of Stafford, through Cheadle, Oakamoor and Blore, to the Turnpike Road from Ashborne to Buxton near Thorp, in the County of Derby," as relates to the District of Road between Ashborne and Congleton; and for repairing the Road from the End of Ashborne Church Yard, to the Top of the Dig Street, in Ashborne aforesaid." "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing the Roads from the Town of Brecon to the Parish of Brobury, and to Whitney Passage, in the County of Hereford; and for building a Bridge over the River Wye at Bredwardine Passage in the same County, so far as relates to such of the Roads comprized in the said Act as lie in the County of Hereford." "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." An Act to continue the Term and alter the Powers of an Act made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from a Pond belonging to Henry Eyre Esquire, in the Parish of White Parish, in the County of Wilts, to the Top of Dunwood Hill, and from thence over Great Bridge and Middle Bridge, through Romseyinfra, to Hundred Bridge, in the County of Southhampton; and from thence to the County of the Town of Southampton." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Borough of Appleby, in the County of Westmorland, through the Township of Orton to Kirby Kendall; and from Orton to the Turnpike Road near Shapp; and from Highgate near Teby, in a Part of the Highway between Appleby and Kirby Kendall, through the Town of Kirby Steven, to the Town of Market Brough, in the said County." "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." "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." And albeit the said Acts by you Our said Subjects, the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto; yet nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts: And forasmuch as for divers Causes and Considerations, We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same, and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; Willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force, and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly in the Presence of you all assented to the same: And We do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern: Commanding also, by these Presents, Our right trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Edward Lord Thurlow, Our Chancellor of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; and also, commanding the most Reverend Father in God, Our right trusty and wellbeloved Counsellor Frederick Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor Charles Lord Camden, President of Our Council; Our right trusty and right entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Charles Duke of Richmond; Our right trusty and entirely beloved Cousin and Counsellor Charles Marquis of Rockingham, First Commissioner of Our Treasury; Our right trusty and well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Augustus Viscount Keppel, First Commissioner of Our Admiralty; Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellors William Lord Wycombe, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; and John Lord Ashburton, 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 Seventeenth Day of May, 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."

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

1. "An Act for granting an additional Duty upon Tobacco and Snuff, and for repealing certain Duties payable upon the Importation of Brandy and Arrack, and for granting other Duties in lieu thereof."

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

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

2. "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."

3. "An Act for allowing the Importation of Goods of the Growth, Produce or Manufacture of the Islands of Saint Christopher Nevis and Montserrat, into any Ports of His Majesty's Dominions in Europe or America, upon Payment of the British Plantation Duties."

4. "An Act for further continuing an Act made in the Twentieth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for exempting the City of Winchester, the County of Southampton, the Town of Shrewsbury, and the County of Salop, out of the Provisions of an Act made in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for regulating the Quartering of Soldiers during the Time of the Elections of Members to serve in Parliament;" so far as the same relates to the Removal of Troops during the Elections of Members to serve in Parliament for a limited Time."

5. "An Act for building a Stone Bridge cross the River of Thames, from the Parish of Ealing, in the County of Middlesex, to the opposite Shore in the Hamlet of Kew, in the County of Surrey."

6. "An Act to revive and continue an Act, passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to regulate the Loading of Ships with Coals, in the Ports of Newcastle and Sunderland."

7. "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."

8. "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 Orphans Fund for making such Passage."

9. "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."

10. "An Act for amending, widening and keeping in Repair the Road from Wrexham, in the County of Denbigh, to Barnhill, in the County of Chester."

11. "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Tarporley, in the County Palatine of Chester, to Acton Bridge, near Weverham, in the same County."

12. "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of so much of an Act, made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the High Road leading from Ashborne, in the County of Derby, to the Town of Leek, in the County of Stafford, and from Ryecrost Gate upon Rushton Common, to Congleton, in the County of Chester; and also the Road leading from Blyth Marsh, in the County of Stafford, through Cheadle, Oakamoor and Blore, to the Turnpike Road from Ashborne to Buxton near Thorp, in the County of Derby," as relates to the District of Road between Ashborne and Congleton; and for repairing the Road from the End of Ashborne Church Yard, to the Top of the Dig Street, in Ashborne aforesaid."

13. "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing the Roads from the Town of Brecon to the Parish of Brobury, and to Whitney Passage, in the County of Hereford, and for building a Bridge over the River Wye at Bredwardine Passage, in the same County, so far as relates to such of the Roads comprized in the said Act as lie in the County of Hereford."

14. "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."

15. "An Act to continue the Term, and alter the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from a Pond belonging to Henry Eyre Esquire, in the Parish of White Parish, in the County of Wilts, to the Top of Dunwood Hill, and from thence over Great Bridge and Middle Bridge, through Romseyinfra to Hundred Bridge, in the County of Southampton, and from thence to the County of the Town of Southampton."

16. "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Borough of Appleby, in the County of Westmorland, through the Township of Orton to Kirby Kendall, and from Orton to the Turnpike Road near Shapp, and from Highgate near Tebay, in a Part of the Highway between Appleby and Kirby Kendall, through the Town of Kirby Steven, to the Town of Market Brough, in the said County."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

17. "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."

18. "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."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

L. Talbot takes his Seat:

This Day John Lord Talbot sat first in Parliament after the Death of his Uncle William Earl Talbot; his Lordship having first at the Table taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Pedigree delivered.

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

Sir T. Rumbold and Perring's restraining Bill: Petition of Mr. Perring against.

Upon reading the Petition of Peter Perring Esquire, setting forth, "That the Petitioner is informed, that a Bill hath been brought into this Honourable House; intituled, "An Act for restraining Sir Thomas Rumbold Baronet, and Peter Perring Esquire, from going out of this Kingdom for a limited Time, and for discovering their Estates and Effects, and preventing the transporting or alienating of the same;" that the Petitioner humbly conceives, that many of the Provisions of the said Bill are highly injurious, oppressive and unconstitutional, and tend to deprive the Petitioner of the Rights and Liberties to which the Subjects of this Realm are undoubtedly entitled; and that the said Bill, under Colour of being a Bill of Process only to secure the Petitioner's Person and Fortune, so as to answer and be liable to Justice in Parliament, is in Truth a Bill aiming to inflict upon the Petitioner very heavy Pains and Penalties; that the Petitioner conceives that the said Bill, which he apprehends no Precedents could justify, is without Example, as the same hath not even alledged that the Petitioner is guilty of any Breaches of Trust, High Crimes or Misdemeanors, but to justify the Provisions contained in it, hath barely averred, that the said Sir Thomas Rumbold and the Petitioner appear to be proper and necessary Objects of Justice, by reason of divers Breaches of Trust, and High Crimes and Misdemeanors, which there is great Reason to believe have been by them respectively committed, and that a Bill is depending in Parliament for inflicting certain Pains and Penalties on them for such Breaches of Public Trust, High Crimes and Misdemeanors; that the Petitioner hath not in fact been guilty of such Breaches of Trust, High Crimes and Misdemeanors, or any of them; and the Petitioner humbly conceives, that until the Petitioner hath been fully heard in Answer to the Charges contained in such Bill of Pains and Penalties, and the Petitioner's Guilt hath been clearly established, the said Bill for restraining the Petitioner's Person, and compelling him to discover his Estate and Effects, ought not to pass into a Law; that the said Bill of Pains and Penalties charges the said Sir Thomas Rumbold, with divers and many supposed Breaches of Trust, High Crimes and Misdemeanors, the Guilt of which, or any Concurrence in which, it doth not impute to the Petitioner; on the contrary, the Charges made against the Petitioner are in Number few; nevertheless the Petitioner is by the said Restraining Bill involved in the Charges against the said Sir Thomas Rumbold, and the whole collectively are made the Foundation of such Bill; that the Nature of such of the said Charges as in truth do relate to the Petitioner, is such that the Petitioner humbly apprehends, that the said Charges are properly examinable, and may be effectually examined in the Courts of Law, which the Petitioner conceives are also able to inflict upon him, in case his Guilt shall be proved, a Punishment fully adequate to it; that as no improper Motives, and much less any corrupt Motives, have in fact been, or can be imputed to the Petitioner, and it is not pretended, nor is it true in fact, that the Petitioner hath made any unjust or prohibited Gains or Emoluments during his Residence in the East Indies; the Provisions of the said Bill, so far as they relate to the Petitioner, cannot, he apprehends, be justified upon any Principles which suppose it necessary to make Restitution to any Persons, or to provide the Means of making such Restitution; that the Petitioner, fully conscious of his Innocence, never has attempted, and never meant to withdraw himself out of the Reach of the Justice of his Country, but hath always been, and is yet ready to answer for his Conduct in any legal or constitutional Manner:" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That the said Bill, so far as the same affects the Petitioner, may not pass into a Law; and that the Petitioner may be heard by his Counsel against the same; and that he may be so heard separately and apart from the said Sir Thomas Rumbold:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to be heard by his Counsel against the Second Reading of the said Bill.

Ordered, That Counsel be heard in Support of the said Bill, at the same Time, if they think fit."

E. Aboyne against E. Aberdeen.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Causes wherein Charles Earl of Aboyne is Appellant, and George Earl of Aberdeen is Respondent; which stands appointed for Tuesday the 28th of this Instant May, be put off to Thursday the 30th of this Instant May.

Ireland, Message to House of Lords and Commons, and Resolutions thereupon, &c. read:

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

It was moved, "That the Copy of the Message to the House of Lords and Commons in Ireland, from his Grace the Lord Lieutenant, and the Resolutions of the House of Lords and House of Commons of Ireland thereupon; presented on the 1st of this Instant May, might be now read."

The same were accordingly read by the Clerk.

Then it was moved, "That the Act of the 6th of George the First, for the better securing the Dependency of the Kingdom of Ireland upon the Crown of Great Britain, might be now read:"

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Resolutions respecting, and Address to His Majesty thereupon.

Then it was moved to resolve, "That it is the Opinion of this House, That the Act of the 6th George the First, intituled, "An Act for the better securing the Dependency of the Kingdom of Ireland upon the Crown of Great Britain," cught to be repealed."

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

Then it was moved to resolve, "That it is the Opinion of this House, That it is indispensable to the Interest and Happiness of both Kingdoms, that the Connexion between them should be established by mutual Consent upon a solid and permanent Footing; and that an humble Address shall be presented to His Majesty, That His Majesty will be graciously pleased to take such Measures as His Majesty, in His Royal Wisdom, shall think most conducive to this important End."

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

Ordered, That the said Resolution and Address be presented to His Majesty by the Lords with White Staves.

Contractors Bill:

Moved, "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 now read the Third Time."

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

Proposed, "That the following Proviso be inserted at the End of the Bill:

"Provided always, and be it enacted, That nothing herein contained shall extend to disable any Person whatsoever, from being elected into the House of Commons, or from sitting and voting in that House, or to affect any Person with any Penalties or Disabilities whatever, by reason of or in respect of any Thing which such Person shall do, or receive in Performance, or pursuance of any Contract, Engagement, Commission, or Employment, which shall have been made, or accepted before the Day on which this Act shall receive the Royal Assent."

Which being objected to,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

Exchequer Loans Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-two, and for consoiidating certain Annuities, which were made one joint Stock by an Act made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, with certain Annuities consolidated by several Acts made in the Twenty-fifth, Twenty-eighth, Twenty-ninth, Thirty-first, Thirty-second, and Thirty-third Years of the Reign of His said late Majesty, and several subsequent Acts."

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 the 27th of this Instant May.

Bills of Exchange Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for charging a Stamp Duty upon Inland Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, or other Notes payable otherwise than upon Demand."

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 the 27th of this Instant May.

Revenue Officers voting Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the 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;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Monday the 27th of this Instant May; and that the Lords be summoned.

Adjourn.

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