House of Lords Journal Volume 37
March 1785 11-20

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March 1785 11-20

DIE Veneris, 11o Martii 1785.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Ds. Camden, Præses.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Moray.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Uxbridge.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. King.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Sommers.

PRAYERS.

Ashill Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill intituled, " An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Common Fields, Half Year or Shack Lands, Commons, and Waste Grounds within the Parish of Ashill in the County of Norfolk," 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."

Callington Roads Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term of an Act passed in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading from Callington in the County of Cornwall," and for widening and repairing the Road leading from Bushford to Beal's Mill in the Parish of Stoke Climsland; and also the Road from Ponterscross in the Parish of Pillaton, to a Place called The Fighting Cocks in the Parish of Botes Fleming, all in the said County," 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."

De Luc's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Andrew De Luc," was committed.

Mansfield Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, intituled, " An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Derby to Mansfield in the County of Nottingham, and several other Roads therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

South Cave Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several open Common Fields, Common or Stinted Pastures, Wolds, Ings, Sands, Meadow Lands, and Waste Grounds, within the Township of South Cave, in the East Riding of the County of York."

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. Holford and Mr. Anguish :

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

Land Tax Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land-Tax, to be raised in Great Britain for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-five."

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."

Tollemache's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Honourable Wilbraham Tollemache, 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 Nares, who are forth with 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.

Parnell's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Mary Parnell the Wife, and Hugh Parnell the eldest Son and nearest Heir of Hugh Parnell Gentleman, a Lunatic, 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.

Newnham, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of John Newnham of Maresfield in the County of Sussex 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 confirming a Mortgage made by John Newnham Esquire, of Part of his settled Estates in Sussex, pursuant to a Decree of the High Court of Chancery; and for enabling him to make a further Mortgage of his settled Estates, according to such Decree; and for discharging both Incumbrances, with the Produce of his Estates, vested in Trustees to be sold."

Morgan against Jones et al.

The House being moved, " That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Charles Morgan Esquire is Appellant, and William Jones Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife and others are Respondents, et è contra:"

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

Middleton et al. against Welles et al.

The House being moved, " That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein James Middle ton and others are Appellants, and Richard Welles and others are Respondents :"

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

Young against Brown and Co:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Alexander Young, some Time Linen Draper at Dalquharn, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 24th of February 1785, and also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there of the 5th of this instant March; and praying, " That the same may be reversed, varied, or amended ; or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships' great Wisdom, shall seem just; and that Messieurs Brown and Company, Merchants in Glasgow, and Messieurs McAlpine, Fleming and Company, Merchants there, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Messieurs Brown and Company and Messieurs Mc Alpine, Fleming and Company may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer, or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the 8th Day of April next; and that Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or their known Agents or Counsel in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Chalmer to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That James Chalmer of Buckingham Street in the County of Middlesex Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Alexander Young, 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.

Causes off.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the Cause, wherein the Right Honourable Morough O' Bryan Earl of Inchiquin in the Kingdom of Ireland is Appellant, and the Honourable Thomas Fitzmaurice and Lady Mary his Wife and John Hamilton Fitzmaurice are Respondents, which stands appointed for this Day be put off to Monday next ; and that the Cause which stands for Monday next put off to Wednesday next; and that the rest of the Causes on Cause Days be removed in Course.

Horsham Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Fourth Year of His Present Majesty for repairing the Roads from Horsham to the Top of Beeding-Hill, and from Steyning to the Top of Steyning Hill, in the Country of Sussex; "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 Lunæ, decimum quartum diem instantis Martii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 14o Martii 1785.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Exon.
Epus.Bangor.
Epus.Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Buckingham.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Moray.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Uxbridge.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Sommers.

PRAYERS.

Mercer against Mercer et al.

The Answer of William Mercer of Aldie Esquire and others, to the Appeal of Charles Mercer of Lethinday Esquire, was this Day brought in.

E. Inchiquin against Fitzmaurice.

The Order of the Day being read for the further Consideration of the Cause, wherein the Right Honourable Morough O'Bryan Earl of Inchiquin in the Kingdom of Ireland is Appellant, and the Honourable Thomas Fitzmaurice and Lady Mary his Wife and John Hamilton Fitzmaurice are Respondents:

It was moved, "That the further Consideration of the said Cause be put off to Monday the 2d Day of May next, with Liberty for the Respondent John Hamilton Fitzmaurice, the Infant, to bring a cross Appeal in the mean Time."

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

V. Falmouth's Estate Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Right Honourable George Evelyn Viscount Falmouth and others, and the Guardians of their Issue Male, to make Leases of the Estates in Cornwall, devised by the Will of Hugh late Viscount Falmouth, deceased; and also to grant Setts and Leases of the Mines therein," 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.

Oom's et al. Naturalization Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Thomas Oom, Charles Frederick Bremer and Daniel Philipp Dobbert;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Land-Tax Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land-Tax, to be raised in Great Britain for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-five."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Callington Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term of an Act passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading from Callington in the County of Cornwall, and for widening and repairing the Road leading from Bushford to Beal's Mill in the Parish of Stoke Climsland, and also the Road from Penterscross in the Parish of Pillaton, to a Place called the Fighting Cocks in the Parish of Botes Fleming, all in the said County."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ashill Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing allotting and enclosing the Common Fields, Half Year or Shack Lands, Commons and Waste Grounds within the Parish of Ashill in the County of Norfolk."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

De Luc's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Naturalizing John Andrew De Luc."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Four preceding Bills.

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

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

Horsham Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Fourth Year of His present Majesty for repairing the Roads from Horsham to the Top of Beeding Hill, and from Steyning to the Top of Steyning Hill in the County of Sussex."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Beaufort.
D. Portland.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Buckingham.
E. Exeter.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Sandwich.
E. Carlisle.
E. Doncaster.
E. Cassillis.
E. Moray.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Dunmore.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Ferrers.
E. Tankerville.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Bathurst.
E. Clarendon.
E. Uxbridge.
V. Weymouth.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Courtenay.
V. Sackville.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Sydney.
L. Howard de Walden.
L. Elphinstone.
L. King.
L. Chedworth.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.
L. Harrowby.
L. Loughborough.
L. Sommers.

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

E. Clanricarde et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of the Right Honourable Henry Smith De Burgh Earl of Clanricarde 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 for establishing and confirming an Agreement between the Warden and Scholars Clerks of Saint Mary College of Winchester, near Winchester, in the County of Southampton, and their Lessee, and Robert Pope Blachford Esquire, for Exchange of certain Grounds in the Parish of Whippenham in the Isle of Wight and County of Southampton aforesaid."

Rich et Ux. Petition, referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Rich of Bearley in the County of Warwick Gentleman, 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.

Mercer et al: against Mercer et al:

Upon reading the Petition and Cross-Appeal of William Mercer of Aldie Esquire, David Kinloch of Gourdie Esquire, George Wright of Lawton Esquire, David Blair of Cronan Esquire, John Stewart of Stenton Esquire, John Halyburton of Muirtown Esquire, William Halyburton, Son of the said John Halyburton, Robert Ramsay of Camno Esquire, and John Smith of Balharry, Son and Heir of the deceased James Smith of Balharry Esquire: Complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland of the 16th of December 1780; and also of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there of the 6th of December 1781, and 22d of January and 6th of February 1782; 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 just: And that Charles Mercer of Lethinday Esquire, and the Representatives of John Duff, his Servant, may be required to answer the said Appeal:

It is Ordered, That the said Charles Mercer Esquire, and the Representatives of the said James Duff, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on or before Monday the 11th Day of April next: and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon their known Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Lewis et al.: Petition, referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Elizabeth Lewis, John Eames Esquire, and Jonas Hanway Esquire, and the Marine Society, 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.

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.

Gloucester Gaol, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a New Gaol, a Penitentiary House, and certain new Houses of Correction for the County of Gloucester, and for regulating the same;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 15o Martii 1785.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Winton.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Morton.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Moray.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Sommers.

PRAYERS.

Newgate, Gaol Delivery Bill.

The Earl of Mansfield presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower the Justices of Oyer and Terminer and Gaol Delivery of Newgate, for the County of Middlesex, to continue to hold a Session of Gaol Delivery of Newgate, begun to be holden before the Essoign Day of Term and Sitting of the King's Bench at Westminster, notwithstanding the happening of such Essoign Day or the Sitting of the said Court of King's Bench at Westminster, or elsewhere, in the said County of Middlesex."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Horsham Roads Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Fourth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing the Roads from Horsham to the Top of Beeding Hill, and from Steyning to the Top of Steyning Hill, in the County of Sussex;" 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."

Gloucester Gaol, &c. Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a New Gaol, a Penitentiary House, and certain New Houses of Correction for the County of Gloucester, and for regulating the same."

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

E. Denbigh.
E. Doncaster.
E. Morton.
E. Cassillis.
E. Moray.
E. Abercorn.
E. Dunmore.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Radnor.
E. Bathurst.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Stormont.
L. Bp. Winchester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Chedworth.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Loughborough.
L. Sommers.

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

King's Consent to it.

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

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 committed to a Committee of the whole House.

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

V. Falmouth's Estate Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Right Honourable George Evelyn Viscount Falmouth, and others, and the Guardians of their Issue Male, to make Leases of the Estates in Cornwall, devised by the Will of Hugh late Viscount Falmouth, deceased; and also to grant Setts and Leases of the Mines therein."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Sir E. Blackett et al: Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Edward Blackett of Matfon in the County of Northumberland Baronet, John Tweddell of Unthank, Middleton Teasdale of Newbrough, James Allgood of Nunwich, William Ord of Fenham, John Lewes of Ridley-hall, and Thomas Charles Bigge of Benton House, Esquires, Trustees of the Charity of John Shaftoe Clerk, deceased, 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."

Hill against Buchanans.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of James Hill Writer in Glasgow, Trustee upon the sequestrated Estate of Wilson and Brown of Glasgow, Merchants; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 25th of January and 26th of February 1785; 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 George Buchanan and John Buchanan of Glasgow, Merchants, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said George Buchanan and John Buchanan may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 12th Day of April next; 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.

Fuller against Green in Error.

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

Christopher Fuller is Plaintiff,
and
John Green is Defendant.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 16o Martii 1785.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Bridgewater.
Dux Northumberland.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Northington.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Sommers.

PRAYERS.

Patersons against Broomfield.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause, wherein Mrs. Ann Paterson, and Philip Anstruther Paterson Esquire, her Husband, are Appellants, and Stephen Broomfield Esquire is Respondent:

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

Beverley Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Christopher Sykes and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Beverley to Kexby Bridge in the Country of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Mutiny Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

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."

Newgate Gaol Delivery Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower the Justices of Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery of Newgate, for the County of Middlesex, to continue to hold a Session of Gaol Delivery of Newgate, begun to be holden before the Essoign Day of Term and Sitting of the King's Bench at Westminster, notwithstanding the happening of such Essoign Day or the Sitting of the said Court of King's Bench at Westminster, or elsewhere, in the said County of Middlesex."

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.

Horsham Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Fourth Year of His present Majesty for repairing the Roads from Horsham to the Top of Beeding Hill, and from Steyning to the Top of Steyning Hill, in the County of Sussex."

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 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."

Oom's et al. Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Thomas Oom, Charles Frederick Bremer, and Daniel Philipp Dobbert."

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

D. Bridgwater.
D. Northumberland.
E. Westmorland.
E. Abercorn.
E. Dunmore.
E. Ferrers.
E. Tankerville.
E. Northington.
E. Bathurst.
E. Clarendon.
V. Stormont.
V. Sackville.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Elphinstone.
L. King.
L. Chedworth.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.
L. Harrowby.
L. Loughborough.
L. Sommers.

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

Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on Hill's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Spottiswoode of Sackville Street Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for James Hill, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he living in Scotland:"

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

Lords summoned.

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

Public Offices Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for appointing Commissioners to enquire into the Fees, Gratuities, Perquisites, and Emoluments which are or have been lately received in the several Public Offices therein mentioned; to examine into any Abuses which may exist in the same; and to report such Observations as shall occur to them, for the better conducting and managing the Business transacted in the said Offices;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 17o Martii 1785.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Moray.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Balcarras.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Bathurst.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Sommers.

PRAYERS.

Mercer against Mercer et al.

The Answer of Charles Mercer Esquire of Lethinday, for himself, and in Name and Behalf of the Representatives of John Duff, late his Servant, deceased, to the cross Appeal of William Mercer of Aldie Esquire and others, was this Day brought in.

Patersons against Broomfield.

After hearing Counsel as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Mrs. Ann Paterson of Eccles, and Philip Anstruther Paterson Esquire, her Husband; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 30th of June and 19th of November 1784; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered; or that the Appellants 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 Stephen Broomfield Esquire, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:"

Causes remitted.

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Cause be remitted back to the Court of Session in Scotland; and that all the Persons in Being, who may be entitled under the Limitations of the Disposition in 1743, be made Parties, and heard for their Interests.

Oom's et al. Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Thomas Oom, Charles Frederick Bremer, and Daniel Philipp Dobbert," 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."

Beverley Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Beverley to Kexby Bridge, in the County of York."

Public Offices Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for appointing Commissioners to enquire into the Fees, Gratuities, Perquisites, and Emoluments, which are or have been lately received in the several Public Offices therein mentioned; to examine into any Abuses which may exist in the same; and to report such Observations as shall occur to them for the better conducting and managing the Business transacted in the said Offices."

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. Eames and Mr. Montagu:

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

Newgate Gaol Delivery Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower the Justices of Oyer and Terminer and Gaol Delivery of Newgate, for the County of Middlesex, to continue to hold a Session of Gaol Delivery of Newgate, begun to be holden before the Essoign Day of Term and Sitting of the King's Bench at Westminster, notwithstanding the happening of such Essoign Day or the Sitting of the said Court of King's Bench at Westminster, or elsewhere, in the said County of Middlesex."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Blachford's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing and confirming an Agreement between the Warden and Scholars Clerks of Saint Mary College of Winchester, near Winchester in the County of Southampton, and their Lessee, and Robert Pope Blachford Esquire, for Exchange of certain Grounds in the Parish of Whippingham in the Isle of Wight, and County of Southampton aforesaid."

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

D. Bridgewater.
E. Westmorland.
E. Cassillis.
E. Moray.
E. Abercorn.
E. Balcarras.
E. Dunmore.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Bathurst.
V. Stormont.
V. Sackville.
L. Bp. Salisbury.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Sydney.
L. Howard de Walden.
L. Middleton.
L. King.
L. Chedworth.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Loughborough.
L. Sommers.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Friday the 1st 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.

Inglis for a Divorce Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of John Inglis, late Captain of the Pandora Frigate, Esquire, praying Leave to bring in a Bill to dissolve his Marriage with Ann Stewart, his 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.

Mercer against Mercer et al.

The House being moved, " That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Charles Mercer Esquire is Appellant, and William Mercer Esquire and others are Respondents, et è contra:"

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 18o Martii 1785.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Buckingham.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Morton.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.

PRAYERS.

E.Hopetoun against Grove et al.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein James Earl of Hopetoun is Appellant, and Mrs. Martha Grove and others, Creditors of the York Buildings Company, are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Monday next; and that the Cause which stands for Monday next be put off to Wednesday next; and that the rest of the Causes, on Cause Days, be removed in Course.

Books, Export and Import of Representation of Committee for Trade, &c. relative to.

The Lord Sydney (by His Majesty's Command) laid before the House,

"Copy Representation of the Lords of the Committee for Trade and Plantations, submitting to His Majesty's Consideration, the Evidence laid before the Committee by Mr. Cadell and others, Booksellers, on the Subject of the Export and Import of Books, from and to Great Britain and Ireland, with the Observations of the Committee thereupon."

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Ordered, That the said Copy be printed.

Quebec, Petition of Inhabitants, for Union with Great Britain.

Upon reading the Petition of the antient Subjects of the Crown of Great Britain, residing in the Province of Quebec, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, praying, " That from the Wisdom, the Justice, and Bounty of the Crown and Parliament, they may obtain to this Province a Constitution, a Quietude and Prosperity that may call from the present People and Age their unceasing Acknowledgements and Gratitude, and the future to feel as may the present, that the only Means of Happiness to the People and Province of Quebec is a Union and Submission to the Crown and Government of Great Britain:"

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

Gloucester Gaol, &c. Bill.

The Lord Chedworth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill intituled, "An Act for building a New Gaol, a Penitentiary House, and certain New Houses of Correction for the County of Gloucester, and for regulating 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 Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Newgate Gaol delivery Bill.

The Lord Chedworth (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House, to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower the Justices of Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery of Newgate, for the County of Middlesex, to continue to hold a Session of Gaol Delivery of Newgate, begun to be holden before the Essoign Day of Term and Sitting of the King's Bench at Westminster, notwithstanding the happening of such Essoign Day or the Sitting of the said Court of King's Bench at Westminster, or elsewhere, in the said County of Middlesex."

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

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

Oom's et al. Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Thomas Oom, Charles Frederick Bremer, and Daniel Philipp Dobbert."

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.

Adjourn.

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