House of Lords Journal Volume 37
July 1784 1-10

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July 1784 1-10

DIE Jovis, 1o Julii 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Ferrers.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Walsingham.

PRAYERS.

Lords take the Oaths.

This Day Archibald Earl of Eglintoun, and Charles Lord Elphinstone, took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Becket against Iveson et al.

The Answer of George Iveson, and Margaret his Wife, and others, to the Appeal of Oliver Becket Esquire, was this Day brought in.

Foley's against Grant et al.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein the Honourable Andrew Foley, and Thomas Foley are Appellants, and John Grant, and others, are Respondents, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Monday, the Twelfth Day of this instant July; and that the Judges do then attend.

E. Derby's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Estates, late of the Right Honourable Edward Earl of Derby, deceased, in the several Counties of Warwick, Chester, and Cambridge, in the Right Honourable Edward, the present Earl of Derby, in Fee-Simple, and for settling an Estate of the said present Earl of Derby, in the County of Lancaster, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, and in Exchange for the same."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sir R. Sutton's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Parts of the settled Estates, late of Sir Robert Sutton Knight, deceased, situate in the County of Lincoln, in Sir Richard Sutton Baronet, his Heirs and Assigns; and for vesting certain Lands and Hereditaments, the Estate of the said Sir Richard Sutton, situate in Bleazby and Southwell, in the County of Nottingham, in Lieu thereof, to the same Uses."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Okill's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for empowering the Trustees of the Will of John Okill, deceased, to sell certain Leasehold Estates in Liverpool, in the County of Lancaster, in Preference to his Estates of Inheritance, for Payment of his Debts and Legacies; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bp. St. David's Exchange Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing and confirming a certain Exchange agreed upon between the Lord Bishop of Saint David's, Rector of the Parish and Parish-Church of Battesford, in the County of Gloucester, and Thomas Edwards Freeman Esquire, of certain Grounds, and other Hereditaments within the said Parish."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. with four preceding Bills.

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

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

Longnor Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the open Fields, undivided Enclosures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Lordship of Longnor, in the Parish of Allstonfield, in the County of Stafford."

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.

Suffolk Woollen Manufacture Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually preventing Frauds and Abuses committed by Persons employed in the Manufactures of Combing Wool, Worsted Yarn, and Goods made from Worsted, in the County of Suffolk."

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

E. Eglintoun.
E. Ferrers.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Elphinstone.
L. Walsingham.

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.

Shrewsbury Poor Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor belonging to several Parishes within the Town of Shrewsbury, and the Liberties thereof, in the County of Salop."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Sheffield Market Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Market Place, and regulating the Markets within the Town of Sheffield, in the West Riding of the County of York; and for widening and rendering more safe and commodious several Streets adjoining or leading into the said Market Place; and for taking down the present Slaughter Houses within the said Town, and erecting others in a more proper Situation."

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.

Hextrope Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several open Fields, Meadows, Commons, and Waste Grounds within the Manors and Lordships of Hextrope, with Balby and Long Sandall, in the Soke of Doncaster, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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.

Birmingham Canal Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for incorporating the Company of Proprietors of a Canal Navigation, authorized by an Act passed in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, to be made from Birmingham to Bilstone and Autherley, with the Company of Proprietors of a Canal Navigation, authorized by an Act passed in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to be made from Birmingham to Fazeley, and for consolidating their Shares, and amending the said last mentioned Act."

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.

Ebrington Allotment Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, and allotting Part of the Town Fields, and the whole of the Town Green of Ebrington, in the Parish of Warden, in the County of Northumberland."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Friday the 16th Day of this instant July, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Dewes's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates, of the Reverend John Dewes Clerk, in the Counties of Hants, Surrey, and Devon, in Trustees to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale, in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in Lieu thereof, to the same Uses."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Bowes's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower Margaret Bowes Spinster, Lieutenant Co lonel Thomas Thoroton, and Anne his Wife, and the Reverend Robert Crost, and Elizabeth his Wife, to grant Leases of their settled Estates in the County of Northumberland, and County Palatine of Durham, and for vesting certain Parts of the same Estates in Trustees to be sold; and for laying out the Purchase Money in other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Bushby against Copeland et al:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Bushby, Sheriff Clerk of Dumfries, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 12th and 20th of February 1784, and also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there, of the 22d of June 1784; 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 William Copeland Esquire, and the other Trustees of Hugh Blair, and Alexander Blair and his Curators, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said William Copeland, and the other Trustees of Hugh Blair and Alexander Blair and his Curators, 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 29th Day of this Instant July; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any of their known Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Ross to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That William Ross of Lincoln's Inn Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Bushby, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he living in Scotland:"

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

Poulain takes the Oaths, in order to Naturalization.

John Joseph Mary Poulain took the Oaths appointed, in Order to his Naturalization.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Joseph Mary Poulain."

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

Woodstock Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending several Roads leading from Woodstock, through Kiddington and Enstone, to Rollright Lane, and from Enslow Bridge, to Kiddington aforesaid, in the County of Oxford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Dixon's Composition Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, to compound a Debt due to the Crown, from Francis Dixon Esquire, deceased, and his Sureties, and for vesting his Estates in Trustees; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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, quintum diem instantis Julii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 5o Julii 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Winchelsea & Nottingham.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Norwich.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Rivers.

PRAYERS.

Duncan et al. against Magistrates of Aberdeen et al:

The Order of the Day being read for the further Consideration of the Cause, wherein George Duncan junior, and others are Appellants, and the Magistrates and Town Council of Aberdeen and others are Respondents, et è contra;

And due Consideration being had thereof accordingly;

The following Order and Judgement was made:

After hearing Counsel on Friday the 18th, Monday the 21st, Tuesday the 22d, Friday the 25th, and Tuesday the 28th Days of June last, upon the Original Petition and Appeal of George Duncan junior, Box Master of the Society of Shipmasters in Aberdeen, and the other Members of that Society; complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 5th of December 1781, and 22d of February, and 8th of August 1782; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House in their Lordships' great Wisdom should seem meet:" and likewise upon the Cross Appeal of the Magistrates and Town Council of Aberdeen, for themselves, and as representing the Community thereof, and of John Auldjo and others, Merchants of Aberdeen, concerned in the Trade and Shipping there; complaining of two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 29th of November 1780, and 5th of December 1781; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellants might have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House in their Lordships' great Wisdom should seem meet;" as also upon the Answer of John Auldjo, Merchant in Aberdeen, Owner of the Ship the Hope, William Fiddes Master of the said Ship, and the Magistrates and Town Council of Aberdeen, put in to the said Original Appeal; and the Answer of George Duncan junior, Box Master of the Society of Shipmasters in the Town of Aberdeen, and the other Members of that Society, put in to the said Cross Appeal; and due Consideration had this Day of what was offered on both Sides in these Causes:

Cause remitted.

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That these Causes be remitted back to the Court of Session in Scotland, to enquire whether, upon this Process and upon the Allegations and Proofs therein made and contained, it be competent for the Ship-masters of Aberdeen to claim any other Duties than such as are expressed in the Terms of the Bond, Contract, and Ordinance mentioned in the said Process, and bearing Date the 4th Day of February 1598, and registered in the Admiral Depute's Books on 10th of February 1598, and confirmed by the Magistrates of Aberdeen on 21st February 1598, and by the King on 19th of February 1600; and whether the Duty of One Penny Sterling, on each Ton of Goods laden and unladen at the Port of Aberdeen, and to be imposed on the Ships, or the Masters and Mariners belonging to the said Town, be given by the said Charter, or can otherwise be sustained in the said Process.

Milligan against Sir J. Wedderburne et al.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause, wherein the Reverend Mr. William Milligan Minister of the Gospel at Kirkden is Appellant, and Sir John Wedderburne of Idvies, and others, are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow.

E. Norwich introduced:

Alexander Duke of Gordon being by Letters Patent, bearing Date the Second Day of July, in the Twenty-fourth Year of His present Majesty, created Earl of Norwich, was (in his Robes) introduced between the Earl of Berkeley, and the Earl Kerr (also in their Robes), the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, and Garter King at Arms, preceding; his Lordship, on his Knee, presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk, and the same was read at the Table:

His Writ of Summons was also read as follows; (videlicet)

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

Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Second Day of July, in the Twenty-fourth Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke."

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

Pedigree delivered.

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

Mariners and Soldiers Trade Bill.

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

With a Bill intituled, "An Act to enable such Officers, Mariners, and Soldiers, as have been in the Land or Sea Service, or in the Marines, or in the Militia, or any Corps of Fencible Men, since the Second Year of His present Majesty's Reign, to exercise Trades;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Scotch Protestants' Oath Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to ascertain the Manner and Form of taking an Oath by certain Persons, Protestants of the antient Church of Scotland."

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Corn Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to authorize the Commissioners of the Customs in England and Scotland, to cancel Bonds given for the High Duties on certain Parcels of Corn imported into Great Britain, on certain Conditions therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Scotch Manufactories Bill.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining certain Acts of the Parliament of Scotland concerning Manufactories; and for extinguishing the Claims made by the Proprietors of the Two Manufactories, called the Rope and Soap Manufactories of Glasgow, to certain Exemptions from Customs and Duties, and for making Compensation in Lieu thereof;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Carmarthen Road Bill.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Roads leading from the Meeting House in the Parish of Llanegwad, to the Lime-Kilns, in the Parish of Llanddarog, and from Dan-yr-Allt in the said Parish of Llanegwad, to Pont-y-Berem in the Parish of Llangendeirne, in the County of Carmarthen;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Barony of Howard de Walden, Sir J. Griffin's Petition claiming.

The Lord Sydney (by His Majesty's Command) presented to the House a Petition of Sir John Griffin Griffin of Audley End, in the County of Essex, General of His Majesty's Forces, Colonel of the First Troop of Horse Grenadier Guards, and Knight of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, one of the Two Co-heirs of James Howard, Lord Howard of Walden, and Earl of Suffolk, who was the Grandson of Thomas Howard, the first Lord Howard of Walden, and Earl of Suffolk, to his Majesty, claiming the Title, Honour, and Dignity therein mentioned, 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 follow:

To the King's most Excellent Majesty,

The Humble Petition of Sir John Griffin Griffin of Audley End, in the County of Essex, General of your Majesty's Forces, Colonel of the First Troop of Horse Grenadier Guards, and Knight of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, one of the Two Co-heirs of James Howard, Lord Howard of Walden, and Earl of Suffolk, who was the Grandson of Thomas Howard, the First Lord Howard of Walden and Earl of Suffolk.

Sheweth,

That Thomas Howard Chevalier, your Petitioner's Ancestor, was by Writs in the Thirty-Ninth and Forty-Third Years of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, summoned to Parliament by the Stile and Title of Lord Howard of Walden, and sat as a Peer of the Realm, whereby his Blood was ennobled, and he acquired an Inheritance in the said Dignity to the Heirs of His Body.

That the said Thomas, Lord Howard of Walden, was, by Letters Patent, in the First Year of the Reign of King James the First, created Earl of Suffolk, with Limitation to the Heirs Male of his Body.

That the said Thomas had several Sons: Theophilus, the eldest, on the Death of his Father, succeeded him both in the said Barony and Earldom, and Thomas, the second, was created Earl of Berkshire.

That the said Theophilus, Lord Howard of Walden and Earl of Suffolk, had Issue several Sons: James, the eldest Son, succeeded his Father in 1640, as well as in the said Barony of Walden, as in the said Earldom of Suffolk; George, afterwards Earl of Suffolk, and Henry, who also became Earl of Suffolk.

That the said James, Lord Howard of Walden and Earl of Suffolk, intermarried first with the Lady Susan Rich, Daughter of Henry Earl of Holland, and had Issue by her only one Daughter, the Lady Essex Howard, your Petitioner's great Grandmother; secondly, with Barbara, the Daughter of Sir Edward Villiers, by whom also he had Issue one Daughter only, the Lady Elizabeth Howard, the great Grandmother of the present Earl of Bristol; and thirdly, with the Lady Ann Montagu, Daughter of Robert Earl of Manchester, by whom he had no Issue.

That the said James, Lord Howard of Walden and Earl of Suffolk, died in 1688 without Issue Male, leaving his said two Daughters his Co-heiresses, whereupon the said Barony of Howard of Walden became in Suspension or Abeyance: and the said Earldom, under the Limitations in the Patent of Creation, passed to his next Brother George Howard, the second Son of Theophilus, as Heir Male of the Body of the said Thomas, the first Earl of Suffolk, his Grandfather; and upon Failure of the Issue Male of the said Theophilus, the eldest Son of the said first Earl of Suffolk, the said Earldom passed to the Issue Male of the said Thomas Howard, the second Son of the first Earl, and is now enjoyed, together with the Earldom of Berkshire, by John Howard, the great great Grandson of the said Thomas, first Earl of Berkshire.

That the Lady Essex Howard, the eldest Daughter of the said James, Lord Howard of Walden and Earl of Suffolk, (and his only Child by the Daughter of Henry Earl of Holland, his first Wife) married Edward Griffin Esquire, afterwards Lord Griffin, of Braybrooke, your Petitioner's Great-Grandfather, and had Issue a Son James, who succeeded his Father in 1710; he married Anne, the Daughter and Heir of Richard Rainsford Esquire, by whom he had Issue three Sons, Edward, James, and Richard, and two Daughters, Elizabeth and Ann.

Edward, the eldest Son, succeeded his Father as Lord Griffin of Braybrooke in 1715, and married Mary, the Daughter of Anthony Welden Esquire, by whom he had Issue only one Daughter, who died unmarried in 1738, at Billingbear, in Berkshire, her Father then living.

James, the second Son, and Richard the third Son, died without Issue in their elder Brother's Life-time, whereby, on the Death of the said Edward the Grandson in 1742, the Title of Lord Griffin of Braybrooke, for Want of a Male Heir to take under the Patent of Creation, became extinct.

Elizabeth, the eldest Daughter of the said James Lord Griffin of Braybrooke, your Petitioner's Grandfather, intermarried first with Henry Grey of Billingbear Esquire, and afterwards with John Wallop Earl of Portsmouth, and died Countess of Portsmouth, in 1762, without having had any Issue.

Ann Griffin, the youngest Daughter of the said James Lord Griffin of Braybrooke, married William Whitwell Esquire, and died in 1770, leaving your Petitioner her eldest Son and Heir, and also the great Grandson and sole Heir to the said Lady Essex Howard.

That the Lady Elizabeth Howard, the youngest Daughter and only Child of the said James, Lord Howard of Walden and Earl of Suffolk, by his second Wife, the Daughter of Sir Edward Villiers, married Sir Thomas Felton Baronet, and had Issue one Daughter only, Elizabeth Felton, who married John Hervey, afterwards Earl of Bristol, and was the Grandmother of Frederick the present Earl of Bristol, who is the Son of John Lord Hervey of Ickworth, who was the eldest Son of the said John Earl of Bristol.

That your Petitioner, who is the great Grandson and Heir of the said Lady Essex Howard, the eldest Daughter of the said James (and his only Child by his first Wife, the Daughter of Henry Earl of Holland) and Frederick Earl of Bristol, who is the great Grandson and Heir of the Lady Elizabeth Howard, the second Daughter (and only Child of the said James, by his second Wife, the Daughter of Sir Edward Villiers), are the great great Grandsons and Coheirs of the said James, Lord Howard of Walden and Earl of Suffolk.

And the Grace of the Crown not having been exercised in determining the Suspension or Abeyance of the said Barony of Howard of Walden, in Favour of the Issue of either of the Daughters of the said James, the last Lord Howard of Walden, the same yet remains in Suspence between your Petitioner and the said Frederick Earl of Bristol.

Your Petitioner, therefore, as the great Grandson and sole Heir of the said Lady Essex Howard, the eldest Daughter of the said James, Lord Howard of Walden (and his only Child by his first Marriage), being one of the rightful Heirs to the said Barony, most humbly prays, that Your Majesty will be graciously pleased to declare, allow, and confirm the said Dignity, Honour, and Barony unto your Petitioner.

And your Petitioner shall ever pray, &c.

"J. G. Griffin."

Whitehall, 24th June, 1784.

His Majesty is graciously pleased to refer this Petition to Mr. Attorney General, to consider thereof, and report his Opinion what may be properly done therein, whereupon His Majesty will signify his further Pleasure.

"Sydney."

Whitehall, 3d July 1784.

His Majesty, being moved upon this Petition, is graciously pleased to refer the same (together with the Report of the Attorney General hereunto 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.

"Sydney."

Ordered, That the said Petition and Reference be referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges, to consider thereof, and report their Opinion thereupon to the House; and that Notice be given to His Majesty's Attorney General.

Dixon's Composition Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury to compound a Debt due to the Crown from Francis Dixon Esquire, deceased, and his Sureties, and for vesting his Estates in Trustees; 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. that the Lords have agreed to it.

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

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

Devizes Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for completing, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road from Rowd Ford through the Devizes Market Place to Sheppard's Shord, and from the East End of Devizes to the Top of Red Hone, in the County of Wilts, and for changing and altering Part of the said Road."

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

Ld. President.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Winchelsea & Nottingham.
E. Berkeley.
E. Morton.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Kerr.
E. Norwich.
L. Bp. Bangor. L. Sydney.
L. Elphinstone.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Rivers.

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 of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Woodstock Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending several Roads leading from Woodstock through Kiddington and Enstone to Rollright Lane, and from Enslow Bridge to Kiddington aforesaid, in the County of Oxford."

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.

Tavistock Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend and render more effectual so much of two Acts made in the Second and Twelfth Years of the Reign of his present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and altering several Roads leading from Tavistock to Plymouth and other Places in the County of Devon; and for repairing and widening the Road from the Guildhall in Tdvistock aforesaid, through Mathew Street and Lower Brooke Street to Cherrybrook, and to Dunna Bridge Pound, and from the Callington Turnpike Road to Morwelham and New Quay, in the said County, as relates to the Roads leading from the Lower Market House, in Tavistock aforesaid, to Old Town Gate, in Plymouth aforesaid, and from Manadon Gate to the Old Pound near Plymouth Dock;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Dalton's Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend a Power vested in John Dalton Esquire, to grant Leases so far as it concerns certain Lands and Hereditaments within the Town or Precincts of Lancaster, called the Fryerage, and for the other Purposes therein mentioned," stands committed, be revived, and meet To-morrow.

Talbot's Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Estate of John Talbot Esquire, deceased, in the County of Wilts, entailed by his Will, in Trustees to be sold, and for applying the Monies arising by such Sale in discharging the Encumbrances affecting the same," was committed; "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and 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.

Hamilton's Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate of Dalziell, lying in the County of Lanerk, in James Hamilton Esquire, and others, in Fee-tail, under the Conditions and Limitations within' mentioned; and for vesting in the said James Hamilton, his Heirs and Assigns, in Fee-Simple, the Estate of Rosehall, lying in the same County, in Lieu thereof," 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.

Hextrope Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Meadows, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Manors and Lordships of Hextrope, with Balby and Long Sandall, in the Soke of Doncaster, in the West Riding of the County of York," was committed.

Dalrymple's Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for replacing the Sum of Five thousand Five hundred Pounds, raised by Sale of Six thousand Two hundred and Six Pounds Four Shillings, Three per Centum consolidated Annuities, Part of Seventeen thousand Pounds like Annuities, mentioned in the Marriage Settlement of John Dalrymple Esquire, and Eleanor his Wife, and applied in the Purchase of certain Freehold, Leasehold, and Copy hold Estates, in the County of Southampton, and for vesting such Estates in Edward Morant Esquire," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Blagdon Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Lands within the Parish of Blagdon, in the County of Somerset," was committed; "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true, that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto."

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

Pr. 1. L. 21. Leave out from ("and") to ("seised") in Line 24.

Pr. 22. L. 27. Leave out from ("Award") to ("And") in Press 24. L. 2.

Pr. 24. L. 22. Leave out from ("Lands") to ("the") in Line 24. and instead thereof insert ("in Lieu of.")

L. 27. Leave out from ("Lands") to ("he") in Line 30. and instead thereof insert ("as shall in the Judgement of the said Commissioners, or any Two of them, be of the full annual Value of Fifty-nine Pounds, exclusive of the Value of the Tythes of Corn and Hay, payable out of such Allotment, the Value of such Tythes to be ascertained and settled by the said Commissioners, or any Two of them.")

Pr. 26. L. 18. After ("said") insert ("George Crossman")

Pr. 30. L. 5. After ("satisfied") insert ("Clause A.")

("And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the Rector of the said Parish, and any other Person to whom any Allotment shall be made by Virtue of this Act, in respect of any Church or Chapel, (by and with the Consent of the Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells, such Consent to be testified by Writing, under his Hand and Seal,) to grant any Lease or Leases to any Person or Persons of the Lands and Grounds, to be allotted to the said Rector or such other Person as aforesaid, by virtue of this Act or any Part thereof, for any Term or Number of Years not exceeding Twenty-one Years, to be computed from the Expiration of Twelve Calendar Months next after the Execution of the said Award, so as no such Lease be made dispunishable of Waste, and that no Sum of Money be taken by Way of Fine for any such Lease, and so as the Rent or Rents thereby to be reserved, be made payable half yearly to the Rector of the said Parish, or the Person who shall for the Time being be the Owner and Proprietor of the Land, to be allotted in respect of any Church or Chapel, and that the usual Powers of Re-entry on Non-payment of such Rent or Rents, and such other necessary Clauses and Covenants be contained therein, as are usually inserted in Leases; and so as the Lessee in every such Lease do execute and deliver to the Lessor a Counterpart of the same; and every Lease, so to be made as aforesaid, shall be good, valid, and effectual in the Law, to all Intents and Purposes, any Law, Usage, or Custom to the contrary notwithstanding")

Pr. 31. L. 5. After ("whatsoever") insert ("Provided always, that no Exchange shall be made of any of the Lands to be allotted to the Rector of the said Parish, or to any other Person, in respect of any Church or Chapel by Virtue of this Act, without the Consent and Approbation of the Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells, by Writing, under his Hand and Seal")

Pr. 39. L.14. After ("Life") insert ("except the Rector of the said Parish, and also except the Person or Persons to whom any Land shall be allotted by virtue of this Act, in respect of any Church or Chapel")

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

Poulain's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Joseph Mary Poulain," 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."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Sheffield Market Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Market Place and regulating the Markets within the Town of Sheffield, in the West Riding of the County of York, and for widening and rendering more safe and commodious, several Streets adjoining or leading into the said Market Place, and for taking down the present Slaughter Houses within the said Town, and erecting others in a more proper Situation," was committed.

Shrewsbury Poor Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor belonging to several Parishes within the Town of Shrewsbury, and the Liberties thereof, in the County of Salop," was committed.

Birmingham Canal Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for incorporating the Company of Proprietors of a Canal Navigation, authorized by an Act passed in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, to be made from Birmingham to Bilstone and Autherley, with the Company of Proprietors of a Canal Navigation, authorized by an Act passed in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to be made from Birmingham to Fazeley, and for consolidating their Shares, and amending the said last-mentioned Act," was committed.

Suffolk Woollen Manufacture Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually preventing Frauds and Abuses, committed by Persons employed in the Manufactures of combing Wool, Worsted, Yarn, and Goods made from Worsted, in the County of Suffolk," was committed.

Howard de Walden claim of Peerage, Committee to meet.

Ordered, That the Lords Committees for Privileges do meet, to consider the Petition of Sir John Griffin Griffin to His Majesty, claiming the Title, Honour, and Dignity therein mentioned, with His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House, on Tuesday the 20th Day of this instant July; 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 Martis, sextum diem instantis Julii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 6o Julii 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Montagu.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Norwich.
Viscount Montague.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. King.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Brudenell.
Ds. Rawdon.

PRAYERS.

McInnes against More.

The Answer of Alexander More, to the Appeal of Janet McInnes, was this Day brought in.

Milligan against Sir J. Wedderburne et al.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause, wherein the Reverend Mr. William Milligan, Minister of the Gospel at Kirkden, is Appellant, and Sir John Wedderburne of Idvies, and others, are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein Robert Stewart of Gairth Esquire is Appellant, and Anne Stewart Widow is Respondent, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Friday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Newburgh's Claim of Peerage, Order for Committee to meet discharged.

It being moved, "That the Order of the 21st of June last, appointing the Committee of Privileges to meet this Day, to consider of the Petition of the Right Honourable James Bartholomew Radcliffe Earl of Newburgh, Viscount Kinnaird, Baron Levingston of Flacraig in the Kingdom of Scotland, to His Majesty, with His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House, might be now read:"

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Peers Pedigrees, Committee to meet to consider.

Ordered, That the Lords Committees for Privileges do meet to consider the Pedigrees of several Peers Tomorrow.

Dalrymple's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for replacing the Sum of Five thousand Five hundred Pounds, raised by Sale of Six thousand Two hundred and six Pounds Four Shillings, Three per Centum consolidated Annuities, Part of Seventeen thousand Pounds like Annuities, mentioned in the Marriage Settlement of John Dalrymple Esquire, and Eleanor his Wife, and applied in the Purchase of certain Freehold, Leasehold, and Copyhold Estates, in the County of Southampton, and for vesting such Estates in Edward Morant Esquire."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Talbot's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Estate of John Talbot Esquire, deceased, in the County of Wilts, entailed by his Will in Trustees to be sold; and for applying the Monies arising by such Sale in discharging the Incumbrances affecting the same."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hamilton's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate of Dalziell, lying in the County of Lanerk, in James Hamilton Esquire, and others, in Fee-tail, under the Conditions and Limitations within-mentioned; and for vesting in the said James Hamilton, his Heirs and Assigns, in Fee-simple, the Estate of Rosehall, lying in the same County, in Lieu thereof."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Poulain's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Joseph Mary Poulain:"

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. with the four preceding Bills.

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

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

Sheffield Market Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Market Place, and regulating the Markets within the Town of Sheffield, in the West Riding of the County of York, and for widening and rendering more safe and commodious several Streets adjoining or leading into the said Market Place, and for taking down the present Slaughter Houses within the said Town, and erecting others in a more proper Situation."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Shrewsbury Poor Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor, belonging to several Parishes within the Town of Shrewsbury and the Liberties thereof, in the County of Salop."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Birmingham Canal Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for incorporating the Company of Proprietors of a Canal Navigation, authorised by an Act passed in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, to be made from Birmingham to Bilstone and Autherley, with the Company of Proprietors of a Canal Navigation, authorised by an Act passed in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to be made from Birmingham to Fazeley; and for consolidating their Shares, and amending the said last mentioned Act."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hextrope Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Meadows, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Manors and Lordships of Hextrope, with Balby and Long Sandall, in the Soke of Doncaster, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Suffolk Woollen Manufacture Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually preventing Frauds and Abuses, committed by Persons employed in the Manufactures of combing Wool, Worsted Yarn, and Goods made from Worsted, in the County of Suffolk."

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, 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.

Blagdon Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons, and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Blagdon, in the County of Somerset."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

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

Alford Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Alford to Boston, and from thence to Cowbridge, in the County of Lincoln."

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

D. Richmond.
D. Montagu.
E. Galloway.
E. Radnor.
E. Norwich.
V. Montague.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Sydney.
L. Say & Sele.
L. King.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Loughborough.
L. Brudenell.
L. Rawdon.

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

Carmarthen Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Roads leading from the Meeting House in the Parish of Llanegwad to the Lime-Kilns, in the Parish of Llanddarog, and from Dan-yr-Alt in the said Parish of Llanegwad, to Pont-y-Berem in the Parish of Llangendeirne, in the County of Carmarthen."

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.

Scotch Manufactories Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining certain Acts of the Parliament of Scotland, concerning Manufactories; and for extinguishing the Claims made by the Proprietors of the two Manufactories called the Rope and Soap Manufactories of Glasgow, to certain Exemptions from Customs and Duties, and for making Compensation 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.

Commissioners' Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to authorize the Commissioners of the Customs in England and Scotland, to cancel Bonds given for the High Duties on certain Parcels of Corn, imported into Great Britain, on certain Conditions thereinmentioned."

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.

Mariners and Soldiers Trades Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable such Officers, Mariners, and Soldiers as have been in the Land or Sea Service, or in the Marines, or in the Militia, or any Corps of Fencible Men, since the Second Year of His present Majesty's Reign, to exercise Trades."

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-morow.

Tavistock, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend and render more effectual so much of two Acts made in the Second and Twelfth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and altering several Roads leading from Tavistock to Plymouth, and other Places in the County of Devon; and for repairing and widening the Road from the Guild-hall, in Tavistock aforesaid, through Matthew Street and Lower Brook Street to Cherry Brook, and to Dunna Bridge Pound, and from the Callington Turnpike Road to Morwelham and New Quay, in the said County, as relates to the Roads leading from the Lower Market House in Tavistock aforesaid, to Old Town Gate in Plymouth aforesaid, and from Manadon Gate to the Old Pound, near Plymouth Dock."

Johnstone against Allan.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Johnstone, Writer to the Signet, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the Twenty-second and Twenty-sixth of June 1784, 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 Allan, Merchant in Edinburgh, Trustee for the Creditors of William Hunter, late of Clerkington, Merchant in Edinburgh, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 7o Julii 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Salisbury, Camerarius.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Talbot.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

Milligan against Sir J. Wedderburne et al.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause, wherein the Reverend Mr. William Milligan, Minister of the Gospel at Kirkden, is Appellant, and Sir John Wedderburne of Idvies and others, are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow.

Rev. J. Dalton's Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing an Exchange agreed upon between the Reverend James Dalton, Rector of the Parish of Stanmore, in the County of Middlesex, and George Drummond Esquire, of certain Lands within the said Parish," 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.

Dalton's Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend a Power vested in John Dalton, Esquire, to grant Leases so far as it concerns certain Lands and Hereditaments within the Town or Precincts of Lancaster, called the Fryerage; and for the other Purposes therein mentioned," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Woodstock Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending several Roads leading from Woodstock through Kiddington and Enstone to Rollright Lane, and from Enslow Bridge to Kiddington aforesaid, in the County of Oxford," 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."

Devizes Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for completing, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road from Rowd Ford through the Devizes Market Place to Sheppard's Shord, and from the East End of Devizes to the Top of Red Hone, in the County of Wilts, and for changing and altering Part of the said Road," was committed.

Carmarthen Roads Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Roads leading from the Meeting-House in the Parish of Llanegwad to the Lime-Kilns in the Parish of Llanddarog, and from Dan-yr-Allt (fn. 1) , in the Parish of Llanegwad, to Pont-y-Berem in the said Parish of Llangendeirne, in the County of Carmarthen," was committed.

Scotch Manufactories Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining certain Acts of the Parliament of Scotland concerning Manufactories; and for extinguishing the Claims made by the Proprietors of the two Manufactories, called the Rope and Soap Manufactories of Glasgow, to certain Exemptions from Customs and Duties, and for making compensation 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."

Mariners and Soldiers Trades Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable such Officers, Mariners, and Soldiers, as have been in the Land or Sea Service, or in the Marines, or in the Militia, or any Corps of Fencible Men, since the Second Year of His present Majesty's Reign to exercise Trades."

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."

Commissioners' Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon a Bill, intituled, "An Act to authorise the Commissioners of the Customs in England and Scotland, to cancel Bonds given for the High Duties on certain Parcels of Corn, imported into Great Britain, on certain Conditions therein mentioned."

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."

Johnston against Murthwaite, in Error.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing Counsel to argue the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error, wherein William Johnston is Plaintiff, and Thomas Murthwaite is Defendant:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Errors argued by Counsel at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

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

Irish Portage Bill.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing certain Regulations concerning the Portage and Conveyance of Letters and Packets by the Post, between Great Britain and Ireland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Blagdon Enclosure Bill.

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

To return the Bill intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Lands within the Parish of Blagdon, in the County of Somerset,' and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships' Amendments made thereto.

Insolvent Debtors' Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors, and for the Relief of Bankrupts in certain Cases;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

E. Talbot introduced:

John Lord Talbot being by Letters Patent, bearing Date the Third Day of July, in the Twenty-fourth Year of His present Majesty, created Earl Talbot, was (in his Robes) introduced between the Lord President and the Lord Chamberlain (also in their Robes) the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, and Garter King at Arms, preceding. His Lordship, on his Knee, presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor at the Wool-sack, who delivered it to the Clerk, and the same was read at the Table: His Writ of Summons was also read, as follows; (videlicet)

George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin John Chetwynd, Earl Talbot, Greeting: Whereas Our Parliament, for arduous and urgent Affairs concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Church, is now met at Our City of Westminster, We, strictly enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs, and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present at Our aforesaid Parliament, with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice, and this you may in no wife omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Third Day of July, in the Twenty-fourth Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke."

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

Pedigree delivered.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 8o Julii 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Queensberry.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Balcarres.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Grosvenor.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Keppel.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Camelford.

PRAYERS.

Milligan against Sir J. Wedderburne et al:

After hearing Counsel, as well on Monday the 5th, Tuesday the 6th, as Yesterday and this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of the Reverend Mr. William Milligan, Minister of the Gospel at Kirkden, complaining of three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, Commissioners for Plantations of Kirks and Valuation of Tiends, of the 22d of July 1778, and 28th of July and 4th of August 1779; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships' great Wisdom, should seem meet:" As also upon the Answer of Sir John Wedderburne of Idvies, David Watt of Kinneres, James Mudie of Pitmuies, Peggy and Betty Ogilvies of Frioch, James Gardyne of Middleton, and Alexander Lyall of Garden, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either side in this Cause:

Interlocutors reversed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutors complained of in the said Appeal be and the same are hereby reversed; and it is further Ordered, That the Cause be remitted back to the Court of Session in Scotland, and that they do give all necessary and proper Directions for carrying this Judgement into Execution.

Rev. J. Dalton's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing an Exchange agreed upon between the Reverend James Dalton, Rector of the Parish of Stanmore, in the County of Middlesex, and George Drummond Esquire, of certain Lands within the said Parish."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Dalton's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend a Power vested in John Dalton Esquire, to grant Leases so far as it concerns certain Lands and Hereditaments within the Town or Precincts of Lancaster, called the Fryerage, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Mariners and Soldiers Trades Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable such Officers, Mariners, and Soldiers as have been in the Land or Sea Service, or in the Marines, or in the Militia, or any Corps of Fencible Men, since the Second Year of His present Majesty's Reign, to exercise Trades."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Scotch Manufactories Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining certain Acts of the Parliament of Scotland concerning Manufactories, and for extinguishing the claims made by the Proprietors of the two Manufactories called the Rope and Soap Manufactories of Glasgow to certain Exemptions from Customs and Duties, and for making Compensation in Lieu thereof."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Corn Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to authorize the Commissioners of the Customs in England and Scotland, to cancel Bonds given for the high Duties on certain Parcels of Corn, imported into Great Britain, on certain Conditions therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Carmarthen Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Roads leading from the Meeting House in the Parish of Llanegwad to the Lime Kilns in the Parish of Llanddarog, and from Dan-yr-allt, in the said Parish of Llanegwad, to Pont-y-Berem, in the Parish of Llangendeirne, in the County of Carmarthen."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Devizes Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for completing, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road from Rowd Ford through the Devizes Market Place to Sheppard's Shord, and from the East End of Devizes to the Top of Red Hone, in the County of Wilts, and for changing and altering Part of the said Road."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Woodstock Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending several Roads leading from Woodstock through Kiddington and Enstone to Rollright Lane, and from Enslow Bridge to Kiddington aforesaid, in the County of Oxford."

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 Six 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.

Tavstiock, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend and render more effectual so much of two Acts made in the Second and Twelfth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and altering several Roads leading from Tavistock to Plymouth and other Places in the County of Devon, and for repairing and widening the Road from the Guildhall in Tavistock aforesaid, through Mathew Street and Lower Brooke Street to Cherrybrook and to Dunna Bridge Pound, and from the Callington Turnpike Road to Morwelham and New Quay, in the said County, as relates to the Roads leading from the Lower Market House, in Tavistock aforesaid, to Old Town Gate, in Plymouth aforesaid, and from Manadon Gate to the Old Pound near Plymouth Dock."

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

Ld. President.
D. Queensberry.
E. Morton.
E. Galloway.
E. Balcarras.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Dunmore.
E. Chatham.
E. Norwich.
E. Grosvenor.
V. Montague.
V. Weymouth.
V. Keppel.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Sydney.
L. Say & Sele.
L. Elphinstone.
L. Sandys.
L. Walpole.
L. Gage.
L. Camelford.

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

Irish Postage Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing certain Regulations concerning the Portage and Conveyance of Letters and Packets by the Post between Great Britain and Ireland."

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.

Peach against Roberts:

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

Writ of Error Non-pros'd with Costs.

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

Ld. Milton's Estate Bill, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of Edmund Morton Pleydell, Thomas Gundry, Henry William Fitch, William Whitaker, Richard Bingham, Charles Morton Pleydell Brune, David Robert Michell, Henry Bankes, Francis John Browne and Edmund Morton Pleydell the younger Esquire, and William Chasin and George Bingham Clerks, on Behalf of themselves and the other Feoffees of Abbey Milton School, in the County of Dorset, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for vesting a Cottage or Tenement used as and for a School-House, and other Hereditaments in or near the Town of Milton, in the County of Dorset, in Joseph Lord Milton and his Heirs, in Lieu of and in Compensation for a Messuage or Tenement and Garden, situate and being in the Town of Dorchester, of greater Value;" and praying, "That they may be heard by themselves or their Counsel against the said Bill depending before their Lordships, and that the same may not pass into a Law:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Lords Committees, to whom the said Bill Stands committed, with Liberty for the Petitioners to be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill before the said Committee as desired; and that Counsel be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

Aliens Goods Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to discontinue the Petty Customs on Aliens Goods imported into Great Britain, and the Duty of One per Centum on Goods exported to or imported from the Mediterranean Seas in unqualified Ships, and for repealing so much of an Act passed in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as enacts that no Part of the Old Subsidy shall be drawn back upon Goods exported to the British Colonies or Plantations in America;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Stonehouse Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Shambles in the Borough of Plymouth, in the County of Devon, through Franckfort Gate to Stonehouse Bridge, and from the West End of the said Bridge to the Inner Barrier Gate next the Playhouse, in the Parish of Stoke Damarel, in the said County; for lighting, watching and watering the said Road; and for regulating the Stands and Fares of Carriages using the same;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The last-mentioned Bill was read the first Time.

Sir Ashton Lever's Museum Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling Sir Ashton Lever to dispose of his Museum as now exhibited at Leicester House, by Way of Chance;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Newburgh Claim of Peerage, Committee to meet.

Ordered, That the Lords Committees for Privileges do meet to consider the Petition of the Right Honourable James Bartholomew Radcliffe, Earl of Newburgh, Viscount Kinnaird, Baron Levingston of Flacraig, in the Kingdom of Scotland, claiming the Title, Honour and Dignity therein mentioned, with His Majesty's Reference thereof to this House, on Wednesday next; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General, and the Lord Advocate for Scotland.

Earl Grosvenor introduced:

Richard Lord Grosvenor being by Letters Patent, bearing date the 5th Day of July, in the Twenty-fourth year of His present Majesty, created Earl Grosvenor, was (in his Robes) introduced between the Lord President and the Earl of Chatham (also in their Robes), the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King at Arms preceding. His Lordship on his Knee presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk, and the same was read at the Table.

His Writ of Summons was also read as follows; (videlicet)

George the Third, by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin Richard Earl Grosvenor, Greeting: Whereas Our Parliament, for arduous and urgent Affairs concerning Us the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, is now met at Our City of Westminster; We strictly enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs, and Dangers impending, all Excuses being said aside, you be personally present at Our aforesaid Parliament, with Us and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice; and this you may in no wife omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Fifth Day of July, in the Twenty-fourth Year of Our Reign.

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

Pedigree delivered.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 9o Julii 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Newcastle.
Comes Derby.
Comes Effingham.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Sommers.

PRAYERS.

D. Newcastle takes the Oath.

Henry Fiennes Duke of Newcastle took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Stewart against Stewart.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause, wherein Robert Stewart of Gairth Esquire is Appellant, and Anne Stewart Widow is Respondent:

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

Totnes Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Third Year of His present Majesty King George the Third, for amending and widening several Roads, leading from or near the North End of the Town and Borough of Totnes, in the County of Devon;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Scotch Protestants Oath Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to ascertain the Manner and Form of taking an Oath, by certain Persons Protestants of the ancient Church of Scotland," be read a Second Time on Wednesday next.

Irish Postage Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing certain Regulations concerning the Portage and Conveyance of Letters and Packets by the Post, between Great Britain and Ireland."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Sydney 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 Sabbati, decimum diem instantis Julii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Sabbati, 10o Julii 1784.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Effingham
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Rawdon.

PRAYERS.

Stewart against Stewart:

After hearing Counsel as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Robert Stewart of Gairth Esquire, eldest Son of William Stewart late of Gairth, deceased; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 22d of June 1779; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships' great Wisdom, should seem meet;" as also upon the Answer of Anne Stewart Widow, the only Daughter of Charles Stewart of Inchgarth, deceased, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutor affirmed.

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

Debtor's Bill, Petition respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of Sarah Laundy Widow, late of Cambridge, Hatter and Hosier, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors, and for the Relief of Bankrupts in certain Cases;" and praying for the Reasons therein mentioned, "Relief in the Premises by special Clause in the said Bill, or in any other such Mode, as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom, shall seem meet:"

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

Alford Road Bill.

The Lord Rawdon reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Alford to Boston, and from thence to Cowbridge, in the County of Lincoln," 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."

Tavistock &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Rawdon made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend and render more effectual, so much of Two Acts made in the Second and Twelfth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and altering several Roads, leading from Tavistock to Plymouth, and other places in the County of Devon, and for repairing and widening the Road from the Guildhall in Tavistock aforesaid, through Mathew Street and Lower Brook Street to Cherrybrook, and to Dunna Bridge Pound, and from the Callington Turnpike Road to Morwelham and New Quay, in the said County, as relates to the Roads leading from the Lower Market House in Tavistock aforesaid, to Old Town Gate in Plymouth aforesaid, and from Manadon Gate to the Old Pound near Plymouth Dock;" was committed.

Irish Postage Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing certain Regulations, concerning the Portage and Conveyance of Letters and Packets by the Post, between Great Britain and Ireland."

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 ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Eames and Mr. Montagu:

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

Totnes Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Third Year of His present Majesty King George the Third, for amending and widening several Roads, leading from or near the North End of the Town and Borough of Totnes, in the County of Devon."

Stonehouse Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Shambles in the Borough of Plymouth, in the County of Devon, through Franckfort Gate to Stonehouse Bridge, and from the West End of the said Bridge to the Inner Barrier Gate next the Playhouse, in the Parish of Stoke Damarel, in the said County, for lighting, watching, and watering the said Road, and for regulating the Stands and Fares of Carriages using the same."

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

E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Effingham.
Ld. Bp. Bangor. L. Sydney.
L. Loughborough.
L. Rawdon.

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.

Whitworth's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the several Estates of Richard Whitworth Esquire, in the County of Stafford, in Trustees, to be exchanged for Part of his unsettled Estates, in the same County, of greater value."

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 Monday the 26th Day of this instant July, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Bank of Scotland Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Governor and Company of the Bank of Scotland further to increase the Capital Stock of the said Company."

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 ordered to be 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.

Adjourn.

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

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