House of Lords Journal Volume 36
March 1783 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 36: March 1783 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 36: 1779-1783 (1767-1830), pp. 610-621. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116722 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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March 1783 11-20

DIE Mercurii, 12o Martii 1783.

Domini tam Spirituals quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Landaven.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Rutland.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Gower.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Sackville.
Viscount Howe.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Sydney.

PRAYERS.

Cleobury, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act of the Second Year of His present Majesty, for amending, widening and keeping in Repair several Roads leading from Cleobury Mortimer, the Cross Houses, Glazeley, and the Turnpike Gate on Abberley Hill, in the Counties of Salop and Worcester," 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."

Harding to take the Name of Newman, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Richard Newman Harding Esquire, and his first and other Sons, and the Heirs Male of their Bodies, to take, use and bear the Surname and Arms of Newman, pursuant to the Will of Richard Newman Esquire deceased."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Piffard's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing David Piffard."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Heytesbury Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a 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 Heytesbury, in the County of Wilts."

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.

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-three."

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time To-morrow.

Newcastle Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act, passed in the Twenty-second Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and leasing a Piece of Waste Land called The Marsh, within the Parish and Borough of Newcastle under Lyme, in the County of Stafford, and applying the Profits thereof in Aid of the Poors Rates of the said Parish and Borough."

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

D. Rutland.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Sandwich.
E. Abingdon.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Ferrers.
E. Kerr.
E. Effingham.
E. Gower.
E. Clarendon.
V. Montague.
V. Townshend.
V. Weymouth.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Sackville.
V. Howe.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Say & Sele.
L. Montfort.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Walsingham.
L. Bagot.
L. Sydney.

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

Pulteney I eave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of William Pulteney Esquire, for himself and on Behalf of his Infant Daughter, praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling William Pulteney Esquire so grant Leases of certain Estates in the County of Middlesex and City o London."

Chalmers against Brown:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of James Chalmers of Leith Merchant, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland of the 26th of February 1783; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Alexander Brown Jeweller, in Edinburgh; may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Alexander Brown may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 9th Day of April next, and Service of this Order upon any of the Counsel or Agents of the said Respondent in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Chalmer to enter into a Recognizance on Appeal.

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

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

Fleet Prison, Petition of Debtors.

Upon reading the Petition of the Debtors confined in His Majesty's Prison of the Fleet, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, praying, for the Reasons therein contained, with great Humility, the Interposition of their Lordships, for such Redress, as in their Wisdom, Humanity and Justice shall seem meet:

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

Tobacco, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act made in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual securing the Duties upon Tobacco;" to prohibit the Importation of Currants into Great Britain in small Packages; to repeal such Part of the Proviso in an Act of the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty as permits Portugal and Spanish Wines, and other Wines (except French Wines) to be imported in small Casks for private Use; and for taking off the Inland Duty payable upon the Importation of Cocoa Nuts into this Kingdom, upon the Exportation thereof as Merchandize."

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."

Gresley's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Nigel Bowyer Gresley Esquire, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Justice Gould, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands; and whether all Parties who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also, that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Maidenhead Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act of the Third Year of His present Majesty, for repairing the Roads from Maidenhead Bridge to Reading; and from the said Bridge to Henley Bridge, in the County of Berks."

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.

D. Atholl et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of the most Noble John Duke of Atholl Lord of Mann and The Isles, and others, praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to confirm certain Articles of Agreement made between the most Noble John Duke of Atholl, the Right Honourable Edward Earl of Derby, the Right Reverend George Lord Bishop of Sodor and Mann, the Reverend William Mybrea Archdeacon of the Isle of Mann, and the Clergy of the said Isle; and for other Purposes."

Heads of Colleges to marry, Bill.

Moved, " That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable such Heads of Colleges and Halls within the University of Oxford to marry, as are now prohibited by the Statutes of the said Colleges or Halls from marrying; and to enable married Men to continue or to be elected Heads of such Colleges or Halls," be read a Second Time on Friday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Whitehill's restraining Act to repeal, Bill:

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act made in the Last Session of Parliament, for compelling John Whitehill Esquire to return into this Kingdom, and for other Purposes; and for vesting in the said John Whitehill his Estate and Effects, forfeited in consequence of the said Act; and for restraining him from going out of this Kingdom for a limited Time, and for discovering his Estate and Effects, and preventing the transporting or alienating the same;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Gibraltar Head Money Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for authorising the Treasurer of the Navy to pay to the Garrison and Naval Department at Gibraltar the like Bounty for destroying certain Spanish Ships of War as is allowed to the Officers and Men on board any of His Majesty's Ships of War, taking or destroying Ships of War belonging to the Enemy;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

West India Goods, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for allowing the Importation of Goods from Europe in Neutral Ships into the Islands of Saint Christopher, Nevis, Montserrat, Dominica, Saint Vincent, Grenada and the Grenadines, and of Goods, the Produce or Manufacture of the said Islands, and of Tobago and Saint Lucia, from thence into this Kingdom in such Ships, upon Payment of the British Plantation Duties, for a limited Time; for permitting certain Goods, the Produce of those Islands, secured in Warehouses in this Kingdom, to be taken out on Payment of the British Plantation Duties, and to cancel certain Bonds entered into for Payment of the Duties due thereon; for further continuing certain temporary Acts for the Encouragement of Trade; and to repeal an Act made in the Twenty-second Year of His Majesty's Reign, for allowing the Importation of Goods, the Growth of Saint Christopher, Nevis and Montserrat, into any of His Majesty's Dominions in Europe or America;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Mercers Company Accounts delivered.

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

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

The Accounts of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London, from the 10th of October 1781, to the 10th of October 1782, directed to be said before each House of Parliament by Two Acts, one of the 21st Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the Annuitants of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London;" and the other of the 4th Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the Bond and other Creditors of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 13o Martii 1783.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Landaven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Morchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

Maidenhead Road Bill:

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act of the Third Year of His present Majesty, for repairing the Roads from Maidenhead Bridge, to Reading, and from the said Bridge to Henley Bridge, in the County of Berks," 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."

Exchequer Loans Bill:

Hodie 3a 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-three."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Tobacco, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act made in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual securing the Duties upon Tobacco; to prohibit the Importation of Currants into Great Britain in small Packages; to repeal such Part of the Proviso in an Act of the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as permits Portugal and Spanish Wines and other Wines (except French Wines) to be imported in small Casks for private Use; and for taking off the Inland Duty payable upon the Importation of Cocoa Nuts into this Kingdom upon the Exportation thereof as Merchandize."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Cleobury, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act of the Second Year of His present Majesty, for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair several Roads leading from Cleobury Mortimer, the Cross Houses, Glazeley, and the Turnpike Gate on Abberley Hill, in the Counties of Salop 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 Mr. Leeds and Mr. Thomson:

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

West Indies Goods, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allowing the Importation of Goods from Europe in Neutral Ships into the Islands of Saint Christopher, Nevis, Montserrat, Dominica, Saint Vincent, Grenada, and the Grenadines; and of Goods, the Produce or Manufacture of the said Islands, and of Tobago and Saint Lucia, from thence into this Kingdom, in such Ships, upon Payment of the British Plantation Duties, for a limited Time; for permitting certain Goods, the Produce of those Islands, secured in Warehouses in this Kingdom, to be taken out on Payment of the British Plantation Duties, and to cancel certain Bonds entered into for Payment of the Duties due thereon; for further continuing certain temporary Acts for the Encouragement of Trade, and to repeal an Act made in the Twenty-second Year of His Majesty's Reign, for allowing the Importation of Goods, the Growth of Saint Christopher, Nevis, and Montserrat, into any of His Majesty's Dominions in Europe or America."

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.

Whitehill's restraining Act to repeal, Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, for compelling John Whitehill Esquire to return into this Kingdom, and for other Purposes, and for vesting in the said John Whitehill his Estate and Effects forfeited in Consequence of the said Act; and for restraining him from going out of this Kingdom for a limited Time, and for discovering his Estate and Effects, and preventing the transporting or alienating the same."

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.

Gibraltar Head Money Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for authorizing the Treasurer of the Navy to pay to the Garrison and Naval Department at Gibraltar the like Bounty for destroying certain Spanish Ships of War, as is allowed to the Officers and Men on board any of His Majesty's Ships of War, taking or destroying Ships of War belonging to the Enemy."

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.

Pulteney's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling William Pulteney Esquire, to grant Leases of certain Estates in the County of Middlesex, and City of London."

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

E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Middleton.
L. Chedworth.
L. Scarsdale.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Friday the 28th Day of this Instant March, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Williams et Ux. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Hanbury Williams of Coldbrook, in the County of Monmouth, Esquire, and Elizabeth his Wife; setting forth, "That the Petitioners on the 23d of January last, presented their Petition to their Lordships, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned; that their Lordships were then pleased to order the said Petition to be referred to Two Judges to consider and report, which Petition has not yet been before the Judges; that the Petitioners are since advised to withdraw the said Petition, and to present another Petition to their Lordships, for Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in such Petition to be mentioned;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That they may be at Liberty to withdraw their said former Petition; and that their Lordships will be pleased to receive another Petition to be substituted instead thereof; and that their Lordships will be pleased to refer the same to the Judges in the usual Manner:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to withdraw their said former Petition, as desired; and that they be at Liberty to substitute another Petition instead thereof.

Accordingly, upon reading the Petition of John Hanbury Williams of Coldbrook, in the County of Monmouth, Esquire, and Elizabeth his Wife, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Baron Perryn, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands; and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also, that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Scotch Bankrupts Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for rendering the Payment of Creditors more equal and expeditious in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland; and for making perpetual so much of an Act made in the Twelfth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, as relates to Bills and Promissory Notes:"

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

Hankey's Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into further Consideration the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Hankey Esquire with Elizabeth Thomson his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and for hearing Counsel and Witnesses thereupon; and for the Lords to be summoned:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And Mr. Piggott, Counsel for the Bill, called Thomas Clarke; who, being sworn and examined, acquainted the House. "That he was then a Coal Merchant, but formerly was an Hair Dresser; that he knew Mr. and Mrs. Hankey; that he knew her before she was married; that he constantly dressed her Hair to the Year 1781; that he saw Mrs. Hankey about the 20th of March last, at the House of one Mr. Hill a Tanner at Dorking; that Mr. Hankey was not there; that he saw Colonel Straubenzee there, whom he knew; that he the Witness staid there Eight or Nine Days; that Mrs. Hankey and Colonel Straubenzee lived together there; that they eat and drank together there; that Mrs. Hankey went by the Name of Mrs. Straubenzee; that he had heard her called so in his Presence; that he never saw them together at Dinner, but has seen them together in the Parlour; that they appeared to him to live together as Man and Wife; that he knows Mary Winton her Maid, and saw her there."

Then Mary Winton was again called in; and seeing the Witness, said, " She knew the Witness, and that he was at Mr. Hill's at Dorking."

They were directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Trower, Counsel for Mrs. Hankey, declining to make any Observations upon the Evidence;

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

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.

Lawton Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and enlarging the Term and Powers of An Act, made in the Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Lawton, in the County of Chester, to Burslem and Newcastle under Lyme, in the County of Stafford; and other Roads 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 Tomorrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 14o Martii 1783.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Landaven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Atholl.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Northumberland.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Sundridge.
Ds. Sydney.

PRAYERS.

Templer Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of James Templer of Stover, in the County of Devon, Esquire, praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting such Parts of the Real Estates of James Templer Esquire deceased, as lie in the Counties of Hants, Wilts and Dorset, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the Uses and for the Purposes therein mentioned."

Dyeing Trade, Frauds to prevent, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for rendering more effectual the Provisions contained in an Act of the Thirteenth Year of King George the First, for preventing Frauds and Abuses in the Dyeing Trade;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Lawton Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Lawton, in the County of Chester, to Burslem and Newcastle under Lyme, in the County of Stafford, and other Roads therein mentioned," 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."

Bills passed by Commission.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That His Majesty had been pleased to issue a Commission to several Lords therein named, for declaring His Royal Assent to several Acts agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Then Three of the Lords Commissioners, being in their Robes, and seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack, the Lord Chancellor in the Middle, with the Archbishop of Canterbury on his Right Hand, and the Duke of Northumberland 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 raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-three." "An Act to amend an Act made in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual securing the Duties upon Tobacco;" to prohibit the Importation of Currants into Great Britain in small Packages; to repeal such Part of the Proviso in an Act of the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as permits Portugal and Spanish Wines, and other Wines (except French Wines) to be imported in small Casks for private Use, and for taking off the Inland Duty payable upon the Importation of Cocoa Nuts into this Kingdom, upon the Exportation thereof as Merchandize." "An Act to continue several Laws relating to the regulating the Fees of Officers of the Customs and Naval Officers in America; to the allowing the Exportation of certain Quantities of Wheat and other Articles to His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America; to the permitting the Exportation of Tobacco Pipe Clay from this Kingdom to the British Sugar Colonies or Plantations in the West Indies; and to the repealing the Duties upon Pot and Pearl Ashes, Wood and Weed Ashes imported into Great Britain, and for granting other Duties in lieu thereof." "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore." "An Act for further continuing an Act made in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for allowing the Importation of fine organzined Italian thrown Silk in any Ships or Vessels for a limited Time." "An Act for continuing several Acts passed for the better Regulation of Lastage and and Ballastage in the River Thames." "An Act for allowing the Importation of Rice, Paddy, Indian Corn, Indian Meal and Maize, free from Duty, for a limited Time." "An Act for continuing an Act passed in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, 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." An Act for more effectually draining and preserving certain Lands and Grounds within the Level of Hatfield Chace and Parts adjacent, in the Counties of York, Lincoln, and Nottingham." "An Act for continuing and amending Two Acts of the Ninth and Twenty-seventh Years of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road leading from Saint Dunstan's Cross, near the City of Canterbury, to the Water Side at Whitstable, in the County of Kent." "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for amending, widening, altering, and keeping in Repair the Road from the South End of Sparrows Herne, on Bushey Heath, through the Market Towns of Watford, Berkhampstead, Saint Peter's and Tring, in the County of Hertford, by Pettipher's Elms, to the Turnpike Road at Walton, near Aylesbury, in the County of Bucks." "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of several Acts of Parliament therein mentioned, so far as the same relate to the repairing and amending of the Roads leading from Leeds, through Bradford and Horton, and through Bowling and Wibsey to Halifax; and also the Roads called Bowling Lane and Little Horton Lane, in the West Riding of the County of York." "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of Two Acts made in the Fourteenth and Twenty-sixth Years of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing the Roads from Doncaster through Ferrybridge, to the South Side of Tadcaster Cross, and also from Ferrybridge to Wetherby, and from thence to Boroughbridge, in the County of York, so far as the same relate to the Road between Ferrybridge and Wetherby, and from thence to Boroughbridge." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Dyed Way to Somerton, and from Gawbridge to Tintinhull Fords, and from a Stream of Water called Ford to Cartgate, in Martock, in the County of Somerset." "An Act for continuing and amending an Act of the Third Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Town of Stafford to Sandon, in the County of Stafford, and several other Roads in the Counties of Salop and Stafford." "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act of the Second Year of His present Majesty, for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair several Roads leading from Cleobury Mortimer, the Cross Houses, Glazeley, and the Turnpike Gate on Abberley Hill, in the Counties of Salop and Worcester." "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Waste and other Commonable Lands and Grounds in the Parish of Turvey, in the County of Bedford." An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, within the Township of Barnard Castle, in the County of Durham." "An Act for enclosing Dunnington Heath, within the Manor of Prior's Salford, in the County of Warwick." "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, and a Parcel of Meadow Ground, within the Township of North Deighton, in the County of York." "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 Heytesbury, in the County of Wilts." "An Act for naturalizing John Daniel Frederick Ruete." "An Act for naturalizing David Emanual Fasnacht." "An Act for naturalizing Ephraim Rinhold Seehl." "An Act for naturalizing Stephen Gideon Renaud, and John Francis Daniel Renaud." 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, Charles Duke of Rutland, Steward of Our Household; George Duke of Manchester, Chamberlain of Our Household; Hugh Duke of Northumberland; and George Duke of Montagu; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor William Earl of Mansfield, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; Our right trusty and wellbeloved Cousins and Counsellors Thomas Viscount Weymouth; Richard Viscount Howe, First Commissioner of Our Admiralty; Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellors Thomas Lord Grantham, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; Thomas Lord Sydney One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; William Lord Wycombe, and John Lord Ashburton, or any Three or more or 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 Fourteenth Day of March, in the Twenty-third 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 raising a certain Sum of Money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-three."

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 to amend an Act, made in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual securing the Duties upon Tobacco, to prohibit the Importation of Currants into Great Britain in small Packages; to repeal such Part of the Proviso in an Act of the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as permits Portugal and Spanish Wines, and other Wines (except French Wines) to be imported in small Casks for private Use; and for taking off the Inland Duty payable upon the Importation of Cocoa Nuts into this Kingdom, upon the Exportation thereof as Merchandize."

3. "An Act to continue several Laws relating to the regulating the Fees of Officers of the Customs and Naval Officers in America; to the allowing the Exportation of certain Quantities of Wheat, and other Articles, to His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America; to the permitting the Exportation of Tobacco Pipe Clay from this Kingdom to the British Sugar Colonies or Plantations in the West Indies; and to the repealing the Duties upon Pot and Pearl Ashes, Wood and Weed Ashes imported into Great Britain; and for granting other Duties in lieu thereof."

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

5. "An Act for further continuing an Act, made in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for allowing the Importation of fine organzined Italian thrown Silk in any Ships or Vessels, for a limited Time."

6. "An Act for continuing several Acts, passed for the better Regulation of Lastage and Ballastage in the River Thomes."

7. "An Act for allowing the Importation of Rice, Paddy, Indian Corn, Indian Meal and Maize, free from Duty, for a limited Time."

8. "An Act for continuing an Act passed in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, 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."

9. "An Act for more effectually draining and preserving certain Lands and Grounds within the Level of Hatfield Chace, and Parts adjacent, in the Counties of York, Lincoln and Nottingham."

10. "An Act for continuing and amending Two Acts of the Ninth and Twenty-seventh Years of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road leading from Saint Dunstan's Cross, near the City of Canterbury, to the Water Side at Whitstable, in the County of Kent."

11."An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for amending, widening, altering and keeping in Repair the Road from the South End of Sparrows Herne on Bushey Heath, through the Market Towns of Watford, Berkhampsted, Saint Peter's and Tring, in the County of Hertford, by Pettipher's Elms, to the Turnpike Road at Walton, near Aylesbury, in the County of Bucks."

12. "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of several Acts of Parliament therein mentioned, so far as the same relate to the repairing and amending of the Roads leading from Leeds through Bradford and Horton, and through Bowling and Wibsey to Halifax; and also the Roads called Bowling Lane and Little Horton Lane, in the West Riding of the County of York."

13. "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of Two Acts, made in the Fourteenth and Twenty-sixth Years of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing the Roads from Doncaster through Ferrybridge to the South Side of Tadcaster Cross; and also from Ferry-bridge to Wetherby, and from thence to Borough-bridge, in the County of York, so far as the same relate to the Road between Ferry-bridge and Wetherby, and from thence to Borough-bridge."

14. "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Dyed Way to Somerton, and from Gawbridge to Tintinhull Fords, and from a Stream of Water called Ford to Cartgate in Martock, in the County of Somerset."

15. "An Act for continuing and amending an Act of the Third Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Town of Stafford to Sandon, in the County of Stafford, and several other Roads in the Counties of Salop and Stafford."

16. "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act of the Second Year of His present Majesty, for amending, widening and keeping in Repair several Roads leading from Cleobury Mortimer, The Cross Houses, Glazeley and the Turnpike Gate on Abberley Hill, in the Counties of Salop and Worcester."

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 dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Waste and other Commonable Lands and Grounds in the Parish of Turvey, in the County of Bedford."

18. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields within the Township of Barnard Castle, in the County of Durham."

19. "An Act for enclosing Dunnington Heath, within the Manor of Priors Salford, in the County of Warwick."

20. "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, and a Parcel of Meadow Ground, within the Township of North Deighton, in the County of York."

21. "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 Heytesbury, in the County of Wilts."

22. "An Act for naturalizing John Daniel Frederick Ruete."

23. "An Act for naturalizing David Emanuel Fasnacht."

24. "An Act for naturalizing Ephraim Rinhold Seehl."

25. "An Act for naturalizing Stephen Gideon Renaud and John Francis Daniel Renaud."

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.

Maidenhead Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act of the Third Year of His present Majesty, for repairing the Roads from Maidenhead Bridge to Reading, and from the said Bridge to Henley Bridge, in the County of Berks."

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. Hett and Mr. Thomson:

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

Gibraltar Head Money Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for authorizing the Treasurer of the Navy to pay to the Garrison and Naval Department at Gibraltar the like Bounty for destroying certain Spanish Ships of War, as is allowed to the Officers and Men on board any of His Majesty's Ships of War, taking or destroying Ships of War belonging to the Enemy."

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."

Whitehill's restraining Act to repeal, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act made in the last Session of Parliament for compelling John Whitehill Esquire to return into this Kingdom, and for other Purposes; and for vesting in the said John Whitehill his Estate and Effects, forfeited in consequence of the said Act; and for restraining him from going out of this Kingdom for a limited Time; and for discovering his Estate and Effects, and preventing the transporting or alienating the same."

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."

West India Goods, &c. 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 from Europe in Neutral Ships into the Islands of Saint Christopher, Nevis, Montserrat, Dominica, Saint Vincent, Grenada and the Grenadines; and of Goods, the Produce or Manufacture of the said Islands, and of Tobago and Saint Lucia, from thence into this Kingdom in such Ships, upon Payment of the British Plantation Duties, for a limited Time; for permitting certain Goods, the Produce of those Islands, secured in Warehouses in this Kingdom, to be taken out on Payment of the British Plantation Duties; and to cancel certain Bonds entered into for Payment of the Duties due thereon; for further continuing certain temporary Acts for the Encouragement of Trade; and to repeal an Act made in the Twenty-second Year of His Majesty's Reign for allowing the Importation of Goods, the Growth of Saint Christopher, Nevis and Montserrat, into any of His Majesty's Dominions in Europe or America."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 17o Martii 1783.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Meneven. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Abercorn.
Ds. Chedworth.

PRAYERS.

Hankey's Divorce Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Hankey Esquire with Elizabeth Thomson his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

After some Time the House was resumed:

And the Earl of Abercorn reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto, which he was ready to report when the House will please to receive the same."

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

Gibraltar Head Money Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for authorizing the Treasurer of the Navy to pay to the Garrison and Naval Department at Gibraltar the like Bounty for destroying certain Spanish Ships of War, as is allowed to the Officers and Men on board any of His Majesty's Ships of War, taking or destroying Ships of War belonging to the Enemy."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

West India Goods, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allowing the Importation of Goods from Europe in Neutral Ships into the Islands of Saint Christopher, Nevis, Montserrat, Dominica, Saint Vincent, Grenada and the Grenadines; and of Goods the Produce or Manufacture of the said Islands, and of Tobago and Saint Lucia, from thence into this Kingdom in such Ships, upon Payment of the British Plantation Duties, for a limited Time; for permitting certain Goods, the Produce of those Islands, secured in Warehouses in this Kingdom, to be taken out on Payment of the British Plantation Duties; and to cancel certain Bonds entered into for Payment of the Duties due thereon; for further continuing certain temporary Acts for the Encouragement of Trade; and to repeal an Act made in the Twenty-second Year of His Majesty's Reign, for allowing the Importation of Goods, the Growth of Saint Christopher, Nevis and Montserrat, into any of His Majesty's Dominions in Europe or America."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Whitehill's restraining Act to repeal, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, for compelling John Whitehill Esquire to return into this Kingdom, and for other Purposes; and for vesting in the said John Whitehill his Estate and Effects, forfeited in consequence of the said Act; and for restraining him from going out of this Kingdom for a limited Time; and for discovering his Estate and Effects, and preventing the transporting or alienating the same."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Lawton Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Lawton, in the County of Chester, to Burslem and Newcastle under Lyme, in the County of Stafford, and other Roads therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. that the Lords have

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

agreed to the Four preceding Bills.

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

Dyeing Trade, Frauds to prevent, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for rendering more effectual the Provisions contained in an Act of the Thirteenth Year of King George the First, for preventing Frauds and Abuses in the Dyeing Trade."

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.

Bayntun for a Divorce Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Andrew Bayntun of Bromham, in the County of Wilts, Esquire, praying Leave to bring in a Bill to dissolve his Marriage with Lady Maria Coventry his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill presented.

Accordingly, The Lord Bishop of St. David's presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Andrew Bayntun Esquire with Lady Maria Coventry his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Tuesday the 1st Day of April next, and that Notice thereof be affixed on the Doors of this House; and the Lords summoned, and that the said Andrew Bayntun may be heard by his Counsel at the said Second Reading, to make out the Truth of the Allegations of the Bill; and that the said Lady Maria Coventry may have a Copy of the Bill, and that Notice be given her of the said Second Reading, and that she be at Liberty to be heard by her Counsel what she may have to offer against the said Bill at the same Time.

Scotch Bankrupts Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for rendering the Payment of Creditors more equal and expeditious in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland; and for making perpetual so much of an Act made in the Twelfth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, as relates to Bills and Promissory Notes."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 18o Martii 1783.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Atholl.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Northington.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Sydney.

PRAYERS.

Scotch Bankrupts Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for rendering the Payment of Creditors more equal and expeditious in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland; and for making perpetual so much of an Act made in the Twelfth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, as relates to Bills and Promissory Notes."

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. Hett and Mr. Thomson:

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

D. Atholl's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to confirm certain Articles of Agreement made between the Most Noble John Duke of Atholl, the Right Honourable Edward Earl of Derby, the Right Reverend George Lord Bishop of Sodor and Mann, the Reverend William Mylrea Archdeacon of the Isle of Mann, and the Clergy of the said Isle, and for other Purposes."

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

D. Atholl.
E. Abingdon.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Effingham.
E. Northington.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Hampden.
V. Sackville.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.
L. Walsingham.
L. Sydney.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday the 2d Day of April next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

L Ongley's Estate Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Manor or reputed Manor of Vintners otherwise Vinters, the Mansion House, and certain Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Kent, being Part of the settled Estates of the Right Honourable Robert Lord Ongley of the Kingdom of Ireland, in Trustees, to be sold, and for laying out the Monies arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, to be settled in lieu thereof to the like Uses," 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.

Newcastle Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act passed in the Twenty-second Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and leasing a Piece of Waste Land called the Marsh, within the Parish and 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 Parish and Borough," was committed.

Dyeing Trade, Frauds to prevent, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for rendering more effectual the Provisions contained in an Act of the Thirteenth Year of King George the First, for preventing Frauds and Abuses in the Dyeing Trade."

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."

Mutiny Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Piffard's Naturalization Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing David Piffard;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 19o Martii 1783.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Exon.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Effingham.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Sydney.

PRAYERS.

Orphans Fund, &c. Accounts delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Montague from the Chamberlain's Office, attended:"

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

"An Account of the Surplus of the Fund for the Relief of the Orphans and other Creditors of the City of London, on the 5th July 1782."

"An Account of Money received and paid, in pursuance of an Act, for enabling the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the City of London, to purchase the present Tolls and Duties payable for navigating upon the River Thames, and laying a small Toll in lieu thereof from the 28th September 1781 exclusive, to the 28th September 1782 inclusive."

An Account of Money received and paid in pursuance of an Act for making a Street from Moorfields to Bishopgate Street, &c. from the 28th September 1781 exclusive, to the 28th September 1782 inclusive."

An Account of Money received and paid in pursuance of an Act for building a Bridge at Blackfriars, &c. from the 28th September 1781 exclusive, to the 28th September 1782 inclusive."

An Account of Money received and paid in pursuance of an Act for making, enlarging, &c. the Vaults, Drains and Sewers within the City of London; and for paving, cleansing and enlightening the said City, from the 28th September 1781 exclusive, to the 28th September 1782 inclusive."

"An Account of Money received and paid in pursuance of an Act for embanking Part of the North Side of the River Thames, from the 28th September 1781 exclusive, to the 28th September 1782 inclusive."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Mutiny Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time To-morrow.

L. Ongley's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Manor, or reputed Manor of Vintners, otherwise Vinters, the Mansion House, and certain Lands and Hereditaments in the County of Kent, being Part of the Settled Estates of the Right Honourable Robert Lord Ongley, of the Kingdom of Ireland, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Monies arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Messuages, Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in lieu thereof to the like Uses."

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. Hett and Mr. Thomson:

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

Dyeing Trade, Frauds to prevent, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for rendering more effectual the Provisions contained in an Act of the Thirteenth Year of King George the First, for preventing Frauds and Abuses in the Dyeing Trade."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Newcastle Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act, passed in the Twenty-second Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and leasing a Piece of Waste Land called The Marsh, within the Parish and 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 Parish and Borough."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 20o Martii 1783.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Meneven. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Abercorn.
Viscount Townshend.
Ds. Osborne.

PRAYERS.

Mutiny Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

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. Hett and Mr. Thomson:

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

Sir W. Abdy et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir William Abdy Baronet, on behalf of himself and of William Abdy his Infant Son, Dame Katherine Abdy, Thomas Walker, John Heaton and Thomas Abdy Abdy, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Justice Ashurst, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands; and whether all Parties who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill have signed the Petition; and also, that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Fallejeff and List against Elphinstone and Gardner.

Upon reading the Petition of Major Michael Fallejeff Merchant in Saint Petersburgh, and Jacob Jorgans List, late Master of the Ship Vorst Potomsken of Petersburgh, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 31st of October 1782; also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there, of the 23d Day of November 1782; and also of Three Interlocutors of the Judge of the High Court of Admiralty there, of the 30th of November 1781, the 5th of July 1782, and 28th of February 1783; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or amended, 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 the Honourable William Elphinstone Owner, and John Gardner Master of the Ship Paisley of Carron, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said William Elphinstone and John Gardner 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 17th Day of April next: and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any of their known Counsel or Agents in the Courts of Session and Admiralty in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Chalmer to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That James Chalmer of Leicester Fields Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Major Michael Fallejeff Merchant, and Jacob Jorgans List, on Account of their Appeal depending in this House, they living in foreign Parts:"

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

Provost, &c. of Stirling, against Paterson et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of the Provost, Magistrates, and Town Council of the Borough of Stirling, and of the Incorporation of Weavers in that Borough, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 28th of February 1783; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, 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 John Paterson Junior, Weaver in Bannockburn, and other Pursuers of the Action of Reduction and Declarator, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Paterson Junior, and the other Pursuers, 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 17th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the Procurators or Agents of the said Respondents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Bayntun's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That William Harris, Charles Fisher, Blake, Ann Nash, Ann Bailey, Mary Coward and Mary Horton do attend this House on Tuesday the 1st Day of April next, in order to their being examined as Witnesses upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Andrew Bayntun Esquire with Lady Maria Coventry his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Salop Shire Hall Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a new Shire Hall and Guildhall for the County of Salop and the Town of Shrewsbury in the said County; and for the other Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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