House of Lords Journal Volume 37
May 1785 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 37: May 1785 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 37: 1783-1787 (1767-1830), pp. 265-276. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116771 Date accessed: 30 September 2014.


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May 1785 11-20

DIE Mercurii, 11o Maii 1785.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Landaven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Ds. Camden, Præses.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Chandos, Senescallus.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Buckingham.
Comes Westmoreland.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Morton.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Moray.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Sommers.

PRAYERS.

Campbell against Walsh et al:

After hearing Counsel as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Walter Campbell of Shawfield Esquire ; complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 13th of February, 10th of August, and 30th of November 1779; and also of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 27th of July, and 7th of December 1780, and 4th of February 1785 ; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or amended, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem just:" as also upon the Answer of John Walsh and others, Creditors of the York Buildings Company, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side, in this Cause:

Interlocutors reversed with Directions.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, that the Interlocutors of the 7th of December 1780, and 4th of February 1785, complained of in the said Appeal, be and the same are hereby reversed: and it is further Ordered and Adjudged, That the Appellant in Account with the York Buildings Company, and their postponed Creditors, is at Liberty to retain and impute the Tack Duty of Five Hundred Pounds, in the First Place to pay the Interest, and in the Second Place the Principal of all such Debts due to him, the said Appellant, as are preserable to the Debts due to such Creditors.

Cotton Stuffs Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, as imposes Duties on all Stuffs made of Cotton and Linen mixed, and Stuffs wholly made of Cotton Wool wove in Great Britain, not being printed, painted, or stained, and on Licences for bleaching or dyeing the same."

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

Tobago Goods Importation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time for the Importation of Goods, the Produce or Manufacture of the Island of Tobago, upon Payment of the British Plantation Duties."

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

Bideford Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, of the Fourth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening several Roads leading from the Town of Bideford in the County of Devon."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
Ld. Steward.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Buckingham.
E. Westmorland.
E. Carlisle.
E. Doncaster.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Morton.
E. Cassillis.
E. Moray.
E. Abercorn.
E. Dunmore.
E. Effingham.
E. Bathurst.
E. Clarendon.
V. Stormont.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Sydney.
L. Elphinstone.
L. King.
L. Chedworth.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.
L. Loughborough.
L. Sommers.

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.

Forton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons, Waste Grounds, and Moss, within the Hamlet or Township of Forton, in the County of Lancaster."

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.

Yarmouth Bridge, &c. Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a New Bridge, over the Haven of Great Yarmouth, and for enlarging the Term and altering some of the Powers of an Act, of the Twelfth Year of His present Majesty, for clearing, depthening, repairing, maintaining, and improving the Haven and Piers of Great Yarmouth, and for depthening and making more navigable the several Rivers emptying themselves into the said Haven, and for preserving Ships wintering therein from Accidents by Fire," 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."

Ramsgate Paving, &c. Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for better paving, cleansing repairing, lighting, and watching the Highways, Streets, and Lanes of and in the Vill of Ramsgate, in the County of Kent, and for removing and preventing Annoyances therein, and for erecting a Market House and holding a Public Market in the said Vill," was committed.

Surrey Roads Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Roads leading from the Stone's End in Blackman Street in the Borough of Southwark, in the County of Surrey, to Highgate in the County of Sussex, and to Sutton and Kingston, and from Vauxhall Bridge through Stockwell to Brixton Causeway, and from Newington to the East End of Peckham Lane, and from Camberwell Green to the Fox under the Hill in the County of Surrey; and for repealing so much of several Acts now in force as relates to the said Roads, and for repairing the Road from Highgate aforesaid to Witchcross in the County of Sussex," was committed.

Bishop's Castle Roads Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act made in the Eighth Year of His present Majesty for amending and widening several Roads leading from the Town of Bishop's Castle, and from Montgomery to the Turnpike Road at Westbury, and from Brockton to the Turnpike Road at Minsterley in the several Counties of Salop, Radnor, and Montgomery; and for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair several other Roads in the Counties of Salop (fn. 1) , and Montgomery," was committed.

Upper Clatford Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Meadows, Waste Lands, and other Commonable Places within the Parish of Upper Clatford, in the County of Southampton," 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."

Holbrooke 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 Commons, Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds within the Liberty of Holbrooke in the Parish of Duffield, in the County of Derby," was committed.

Wimborne Minster Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Crofts, and Common Meadows, and for draining and improving certain Common Moors within the Parish of Wimborne Minster in the County of Dorset," 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 one Amendment thereto."

Which Amendment was read by the Clerk as follows: (videlicet)

Pr. 7. L. 33. Leave out from ("respectively") to (Provided") in Press 8. Line 9."

And the said Amendment, being read a Second Time, was agreed to by the House.

Donnington Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Ings, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds within the Parish of Donnington upon Baine 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; 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 were read by the Clerk as follows; (videlicet)

Pr. 15. L. 33. Leave out from ("small") to (" belonging") in Line 35.

Pr. 16. L. 10. Leave out from ("enclosed") to ("which") in Line 13.

L. 27. Leave out from ("small") to ("except") in Line 29."

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

Osgathorpe Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Common or Waste Land within the Lordship or Liberty of Osgathorpe in the County of Leicester," 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 one Amendment thereto."

Which Amendment was read by the Clerk as follows; (videlicet)

Pr. 30. L. 15. After ("made") insert (" other than and except the said Theophilus Henry Hastings and his Succeffors, Rectors as aforesaid.")"

And the said Amendment, being read a Second Time, was agreed to by the House.

Topp's Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Estates of John Topp Esquire, deceased, in the Counties of Salop and Montgomery in Trustees, to be sold, pursuant to the Directions of the Court of Chancery, for Payment of his Debts and Legacies, and the Costs of Suit, and for discharging Part of the Estates so vested from a perpetual yearly Rent Charge, and for subjecting Part of the said John Topp's devised Estates to the Payment 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 made one Amendment thereto;" which Amendment, being read twice by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

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

Cotes's Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of John Cotes Esquire, in the Counties of Montgomery, Salop, and Stafford, in Trustees, to be sold, for raising Money for Payment of Debts and Incumbrances affecting the same Estates, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill and 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.

Woollen Manufacture Bill.

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

With a 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 Counties of Bedford, Huntingdon, Northampton, Leicester, Rutland and Lincoln, and the Isle of Ely;" to which the desire the Concurrence of this House.

Richmond Poor, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal Part of an Act passed in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty, for the Relief and Employment of the Poor of the Parish of Richmond in the County of Surrey, and other Purposes in the said Act mentioned, and for making new Provisions for the Relief and Employment of the Poor; for the Repairs of the Highways, the paying, cleansing, lighting and watching, the Streets and other Places in the Town and Parish of Richmond aforesaid; for the Removal and Prevention of Annoyances, Obstructions, and Encroachments therein; for enclosing certain Commons or Waste Lands within the said Parish for the Use of the Poor; and to enable the Vestrymen of the said Parish to erect a Workhouse thereon, and to purchase Land for a Burial Ground; and also to enable His Majesty to shut up a Lane within the said Parish, called Love Lane;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bancrost's Patent Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Edward Bancrost Doctor in Physic, his Executors, Administrators and Assigns, the sole Property of his Invention, or Discovery of the Use and Application of certain Vegetables for dyeing, staining, printing and painting certain valuable Colours, throughout that Part of His Majesty's Kingdom of Great Britain called England, the Dominion of Wales, and Town of Ber wick upon Tweed, for a limited Time;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Holt's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Two Thirty-sixth Shares of the Navigation of the River Douglas, alias Asland, in the County of Lancaster Part of the settled Estates of Edward Holt Esquire, in Trustees to be sold, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in Lieu thereof to the same Uses;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Inglis's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Inglis Esquire, with Ann Stewart his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," which stands appointed for ToMorrow, be put off to the First Tuesday after the Recess at Whitsuntide, and the Lords summoned; and that the several Witnesses who were ordered to attend To-Morrow, do then attend.

Fitzmaurice against E. Inchiquin.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein John Hamilton Fitzmaurice an Infant, by his next Friend, is Appellant, and the Right Honourable Morough O'Bryen, Earl of Inchiquin in the Kingdom of Ireland, is Respondent, et è contra, which stands appointed for this Day be put off till To-Morrow; and that the Counsel be called in at One o'Clock.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein Janet McInnes is Appellant, and Alexander Moir 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.

Adjourn.

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

Die Martis 29o Martii 1808.

Hitherto examined by us; the following Interlineations appearing:

Page 23between the Lines7 and 8.
175Do25 and 26.
183Do9 and 10.
279Do9 and 10.
319Do19 and 20.
441Do27 and 28.

Kellie.

Walsingham.

Hood.

DIE Jovis, 12o Maii 1785.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Ds. Camden, Præses.
Comes Gower C. P. S.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Buckingham.
Comes Morton.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Norwich.
Viscount Weymouth.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Sommers.

PRAYERS.

Fitzmaurice against E. Iuchiquin.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause, wherein John Hamilton Fitzmaurice an Infant, by his next Friend, is Appellant, and Morough O'Bryen, Earl of Inchiquin in the Kingdom of Ireland, is Respondent, et è contra:

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

Cotes's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates of John Cotes Esquire, in the Counties of Montgomery, Salop, and Stafford in Trustees to be sold, for raising Money for Payment of Debts and Incumbrances affecting the same Estates; and for other Purposes therein mentioned,"

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Topp's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Estates of John Topp Esquire, deceased, in the Counties of Salop, and Montgomery, in Trustees to be sold, for Payment of his Debts and Legacies, and the Costs of Suit, pursuant to the Directions of the Court of Chancery, and for discharging Part of the Estates so vested from a perpetual yearly Rent Charge, and for subjecting Part of the said John Topp's devised Estates to the Payment thereof."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Yarmouth Bridge, &c. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a New Bridge over the Haven of Great Yarmouth, and for enlarging the Term and altering some of the Powers of an Act of the Twelfth Year of His present Majesty, for clearing, depthening, repairing, maintaining, and improving the Haven and Piers of Great Yarmouth, and for depthening and making more navigable the several Rivers emptying themselves into the said Haven; and for preserving Ships wintering therein from Accidents by Fire."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ramsgate Paving, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for better paving, cleansing, repairing, lighting, and watching the Highways, Streets, and Lanes of and in the Vill of Ramsgate in the County of Kent, and for removing and preventing Annoyances therein; and for erecting a Market House, and holding a Public Market in the said Vill."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Surrey Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the Roads leading from the Stones End in Blackman Street, in the Borough of Southwark, in the County of Surrey, to Highgate in the County of Suffex, and to Sutton and Kingston, and from Vauxhall Bridge through Stockwell to Brixton Causeway, and from Newington to the East End of Peckham Lane, and from Camberwell Green to the Fox under the Hill, in the County of Surrey; and for repealing so much of several Acts now in Force, as relates to the said Roads; and for repairing the Road from Highgate aforesaid, to Witchcross in the County of Sussex."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bishop's Castle Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Eighth Year of His present Majesty, for amending and widening several Roads, leading from the Town of Bishop's Castle, and from Montgomery to the Turnpike Road at Westbury, and from Brockton to the Turnpike Road at Minsterley, in the several Counties of Salop, Radnor, and Montgomery; and for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several other Roads in the Counties of Salop and Montgomery."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Holbrooke Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons, Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, within the Liberty of Holbrooke, in the Parish of Duffield, in the County of Derby."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Upper Clatford Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Meadows, Waste Lands, and other Commonable Places, within the Parish of Upper Clatford, in the County of Southampton."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Cotton Stuffs Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, as imposes Duties on all Stuffs made of Cotton and Linen mixed, and Stuffs wholly made of Cotton Wool wove in Great Britain, not being printed, painted, or stained, and on Licences for bleaching or dyeing the same."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Tobago Goods Importation Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allowing further Time for the Importation of Goods, the Produce or Manufacture of the Island of Tobago, upon Payment of the British Plantation Duties."

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 Eight 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.

Wimborne Minster Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Crofts, and Common Meadows, and for draining, and improving certain Common Moors within the Parish of Wimborne Minster, in the County of Dorset."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Osgathorpe Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and Common or Waste Land, within the Lordship or Liberty of Osgathorpe, in the County of Leicester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Donnington Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Ings, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Donnington upon Baine, in the County of Lincoln."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. with Amendments to the Three preceding Bills.

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

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

Bideford Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, of the Fourth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening several Roads, leading from the Town of Bideford in the County of Devon," 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."

Forton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons, Waste Grounds, and Moss within the Hamlet or Township of Forton in the County of Lancaster," 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."

Clarke's Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the undivided Moiety of the Freehold and Copyhold Estates of William Clarke Esquire deceased, devised by his Will for the Benefit of his Daughter Mary Forbes and her Issue, in Trustees, for the Purposes within mentioned," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

E. Aylesford's Estate Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for exchanging Part of the settled Estate of Heneage Earl of Aylesford, in the County of Kent, for another Estate of greater Value in the same County, to be settled in Lieu thereof," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Borrett's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain real Estates belonging to Thomas Borrett Esquire and Martha his Wife, situate in the Counties of Bedford and Surrey, and comprised in Settlements made upon and after their Marriage, in Trustees, to be sold for the Purposes in the Act mentioned; and for vesting other Parts of their settled Estates situate in the County of Kent, for the separate Use of the said Martha Borrett, and to other Uses, the same as in the former Settlements thereof."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Portland.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Buckingham.
E. Morton.
E. Abercorn.
E. Dunmore.
E. Effingham.
E. Bathurst.
E. Clarendon.
E. Norwich.
V. Weymouth.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Sydney.
L. King.
L. Chedworth.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Loughborough.
L. Sommers.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Friday the 27th Day of this Instant May, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Richmond &c. Poor Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal Part of an Act passed in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty, for the Relief and Employment of the Poor of the Parish of Richmond in the County of Surrey, and other Purposes in the said Act mentioned; and for making new Provisions for the Relief and Employment of the Poor; for the Repairs of the Highways, the paving, cleansing, lighting, and watching the Streets and other Places in the Town and Parish of Richmond aforesaid; for the Removal and Prevention of Annoyances, Obstructions, and Encroachments therein; for enclosing certain Commons or Waste Lands within the said Parish for the Use of the Poor, and to enable the Vestrymen of the said Parish to erect a Workhouse thereon, and to purchase Land for a Burial Ground; and also to enable His Majesty to shut up a Lane within the said Parish called Love Lane."

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

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

King's Consent to it.

The Lord Sydney 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."

Debtor's Bill.

The Earl of Effingham presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing unnecessary Imprifonment of Debtors on mesne Process, and for the more effectual Recovery of Debts, by obliging Debtors to make a Discovery of and deliver up their Estates and Effects for the Benefit of their Creditors, and for the Relief of Insolvent, and Punishment of Fraudulent Debtors."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Osgathorpe Enclosure Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and Common or Waste Land within the Lordship or Liberty of Osgathorpe in the County of Leicester;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships' Amendment made thereto.

Wharton's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estates devised by the Will of Anthony Wharton Esquire deceased, situate and being in the County of York, in Trustees to be sold for Payment of the Debts and Incumbrances affecting the same, and for laying out the Surplus of the Purchase-Money upon the Trusts, and for the Purposes therein expressed;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Beverley, &c. Drainage Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for draining, preserving and improving certain Low Grounds and Carrs in the several Parishes of Saint John in Beverley and of Skidby, in the East Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Woodmansey Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Cpmmons, by Mr. Duncombe and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, enclosing, and improving certain Lands, Grounds, Carrs, and Common Pastures in Woodmansey, Thearne, Weel, and Skidby, all in the Parishes of Saint John in Beverley, and of Skidby in the East Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Atkinson against the King in Error.

Ordered, That the Hearing of Counsel upon the Petition of Christopher Atkinson Esquire, Plaintiff in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein the King is Defendant, praying, for the Reasons assigned in the said Petition, "That their Lordships would be pleased to order the proper Officer (who has refused) to enter an Award of the Writs of Certiorari, according to the Prayer of the Assignment of Errors," which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Tuesday the 31st Day of this instant May; and that the Judges do then attend; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 13o Maii 1785.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Ds. Camden, Præses.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Buckingham.
Gomes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Essex.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Morton.
Comes Moray.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.

PRAYERS.

E. Inchiquin against Fitzmaurice et Ux:

After hearing Counsel on Friday the 4th, Monday the 7th, and Tuesday the 8th Days of March last, upon the Petition and Appeal of the Right Honourable Morough O'Bryan Earl of Inchiquin in the Kingdom of Ireland, complaining of Part of a Decree of the Court of Chancery, of the 3d of February 1784, and praying, That the same, in so far as is complained of, 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 the Honourable Thomas Fitzmaurice and Lady Mary his Wife, put in to the said Appeal; and likewise upon hearing Counsel as well Yesterday as this Day upon the Cross Appeal of John Hamilton Fitzmaurice an Infant, by his next Friend, presented to this House on the 12th Day of April last, complaining of Part of a Decree of the Court of Chancery, of the 3d of February 1784, and praying, "That the same might be 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 the Nature and Circumstances of the Case might require;" as also upon the Answer of Morough O'Bryan Earl of Inchiquin in the Kingdom of Ireland, put in to the said Cross Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on both Sides in these Causes:

Decree affirmed with Amendments.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Decree complained of in the said Appeal be amended by inserting after the Word ("exhaust") the following Words; ("And that the Residue of the said Thirty Thousand Pounds shall be applied to the Discharge of the Mortgage for Three Thousand Pounds mentioned in the Answer of the Appellant the Earl of Inchiquin, and also of the Interest due on the said Sums of Twenty-four Thousand Pounds and Three Thousand Pounds; and let the Master for that Purpose enquire what is due on the said Mortgages respectively; and let the Master further enquire whether the Defendant the Earl of Inchiquin has introduced any other Incumbrance on the Estate in question, and if he shall find any such, let the rest of the said Sum of Thirty Thousand Pounds be employed in Discharge thereof"): And it is further Ordered and Adjudged, That the said Decree be further amended by inserting after the Words ("in like Manner") the following Words; ("and if after paying the Costs of this Suit any Part of the said Thirty Thousand Pounds should remain unexhausted, let the same be paid to the said Earl of Inchiquin"): And it is further Ordered and Adjudged, That with these Amendments, the said Decree be and the same is hereby affirmed.

Bills passed by Commission.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Then Three of the Lords Commissioners, being in their Robes, and seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack, the Lord Chancellor in the Middle, with the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury on his Right Hand, and the Lord Sydney on his Left, commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the Commons, "The Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House, to hear the Commission read."

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

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

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

GEORGE R.

"George the Third by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To Our right trusty and right well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our trusty and well-beloved the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting: Whereas We have seen and perfectly understood divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you, as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue; (that is to say) "An Act to repeal so much of an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, as imposes Duties on all Stuffs made of Cotton and Linen mixed, and Stuffs wholly made of Cotton Wool, wove in Great Britain, not being printed, painted, or stained, and on Licences for bleaching or dyeing the same." "An Act for allowing further Time for the Importation of Goods, the Produce or Manufacture of the Island of Tobago, upon Payment of the British Plantation Duties." "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." "An Act for appointing Commissioners to put in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, 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," together with those named in Three former Acts for appointing Commissioners of the Land Tax, and with those named in the Land Tax Act of the Twenty-third Year of His Majesty's Reign, and in the Land Tax Act of this Session of Parliament." "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." "An Act to enable the House of Commons to authorize the Select Committee appointed to try the Merits of the Petition of the Honourable Saint Andrew Saint John, complaining of an undue Election for the County of Bedford, to proceed in Case the said Select Committee shall be reduced to a less Number than is prescribed by an Act made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to regulate the Trials of Controverted Elections, or Returns of Members to serve in Parliament." "An Act for repealing so much of an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, as relates to the Distillation of Corn Spirits in Small Stills, in certain Counties or Districts of the Highlands, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland; and for authorizing the Commissioners of Excise in Scotland to grant Licences to Persons living in the said Counties or Districts, to distil Spirits from Barley, Bear or Big, the Growth of the said Counties, and for imposing a Duty on such Licences." "An Act for better paving, cleansing, repairing, lighting, and watching the Highways, Streets and Lanes of and in the Vill of Ramsgate, in the County of Kent, and for removing and preventing Annoyances therein, and for erecting a Market House, and holding a Public Market in the said Vill." "An Act for building a new Bridge over the Haven of Great Yarmouth, and for enlarging the Term, and altering some of the Powers of an Act of the Twelfth Year of His present Majesty, for clearing, depthening, repairing maintaining, and improving the Haven and Piers of Great Yarmouth, and for depthening, and making more Navigable the several Rivers emptying themselves into the said Haven; and for preserving Ships wintering therein from Accidents by Fire." "An Act for amending and improving the Navigation of the River Arun from Houghton Bridge in the Parish of Houghton, in the County of Sussex, to Pallenham Wharf in the Parish of Wisborough Green in the said County; and for continuing and extending the Navigation of the said River Arun, from the said Wharf called Pallenham Wharf, to a certain Bridge called New Bridge, situate in the Parishes of Pulborough and Wisborough Green in the said County of Sussex." "An Act to render more effectual several Acts of Parliament for erecting Hospitals and Workhouses within the City and County of the City of Exon, for the better employing and maintaining the Poor there, and to raise further Sums of Money for the better carrying the Purposes of the said Acts into Execution." "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor within the Hundreds of Tunstead and Happing, in the County of Norfolk." An Act for opening an easy and commodious Communication from the High Street of Edinburgh, to the Country Southward, and also from the Lawn Market to the New extended Royalty on the North, and for enabling Trustees to purchase Lands, Houses and Areas for that Purpose, for widening and enlarging the Streets of the said City, and certain Avenues leading to the same, for rebuilding or improving the University, for enlarging the Public Markets, and Communications thereto, for regulating certain Taxes, for lighting the said City, for providing an additional Supply of Water, for extending the Royalty of the said City, and for levying an additional Sum of Money for Statute Labour in the Middle District of the County of Edinburgh." "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of Two Acts of the Second and Ninth Years of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from the White Post on Haselden's Wood in the Parish of Cranbrooke, to Appledore Heath, and from Milkhouse Street in the same Parish, to Castleden's Oak in the Parish of Biddenden, and from the Turnpike Road in the Parish of Tenterden, through Rolvenden, to the Turnpike Road in the Parish of Newenden, in the County of Kent." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Fourth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing and widening the Roads from Melton Mowbray in the County of Leicester, to the Guide Post in Saint Margaret's Field, Leicester, and from the Town of Leicester to the Town of Lutterworth in the said County, and other Roads therein mentioned." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for amending and widening the Roads leading from New Street and Pig Street in Penryn, in the County of Cornwall, to Redruth in the same County." "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from the Gibbet or Lutterworth Hand, on the Watling Street Road, through the Parishes of Churchover, Brownsover, Newbold upon Avon, Rugby and Bilton in the County of Warwick, to the Turnpike Road between Dunchurch and Hillmorton in the said County, at or near a Public House known by the Sign of the Cock in the said Parish of Bilton" "An Act for amending and keeping in repair the Road leading from Ipswich to South Town, and from the said Road at Beech Lane in the Parish of Darsham to Bungay, in the County of Suffolk." "An Act for more effectually repairing the Roads leading from the Stones End in Blackman Street in the Borough of Southwark in the County of Surrey, to Highgate in the County of Sussex, and to Sutton and Kingston, and from Vauxhall Bridge through Stockwell to Brixton Causeway, and from Newington to the East End of Peckham Lane, and from Camberwell Green to the Fox under the Hill in the County of Surrey, and for repealing so much of several Acts now in Force as relate to the said Roads, and for repairing the Road from Highgate aforesaid, to Witchcross in the County of Sussex." "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act made in the Eighth Year of His present Majesty, for amending and widening several Roads leading from the Town of Bishop's Castle, and from Montgomery to the Turnpike Road at Westbury, and from Brockton to the Turnpike Road at Minsterley in the several Counties of Salop, Radnor and Montgomery, and for amending widening and keeping in Repair several other Roads in the Counties of Salop and Montgomery." An Act for vesting in Trust for Peter Lord King and his Heirs, the Inheritance in Fee-Simple of a Messuage or Dwelling House in Dover Street in the County of Middlesex, devised and limited by the Will of Thomas Lord King deceased, and for settling a Farm, Lands, and Hereditaments in the County of Surrey in Lieu thereof, to the Uses limited by the same Will." "An Act for confirming an Exchange agreed upon between the Lord Bishop of Hereford, and the Right Honourable Charles Lord Sommers, of certain Estates in the County of Hereford." "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." "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." "An Act for vesting Two Thirty-sixth Shares of the Navigation of the River Douglas, alias Asland, in the County of Lancaster, Part of the settled Estates of Edward Holt Esquire, in Trustees to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in Lieu thereof, to the same Uses." "An Act for vesting the Estates devised by the Will of Anthony Wharton Esquire, deceased, situate and being in the County of York, in Trustees to be sold for Payment of the Debts and Incumbrances affecting the same, and for laying out the Surplus of the Purchase Money upon the Trusts, and for the Purposes therein expressed." "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Waste or Common called Lizard Common, within the Parish of Idsal, otherwise Shiffnal, in the County of Salop." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Lands called Frodington, otherwise Fraddington, otherwise Fratton Common, and South Sea Common and Wastes, in the Guildable Part of the Parish of Portsea, and County of Southampton." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields and Waste Lands within the Manors of Kinnerley and Melverley, in the County of Salop." "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Lands, within the Townships of Pickering and Newton, in the North Riding of the County of York." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons, Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, within the Liberty of Holbrooke in the Parish of Duffield in the County of Derby." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Meadows, Waste Lands, and other Commonable Places, within the Parish of Upper Clatford, in the County of Southampton." "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and Common or Waste Land, within the Lordship or Liberty of Osgathorpe, in the County of Leicester" "An Act to enable John Simpson (lately called John Bridgeman) Esquire, and the Heirs Male of his Body, to take and use the Surname of Simpson, pursuant to the Will of William Simpson Esquire, deceased, and also to bear the Arms belonging to the Family of Simpson." And albeit the said Acts by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts; and forasmuch as for divers Causes and Considerations, We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person, in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same; and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; Willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence, and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force, and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly in the Presence of you all assented to the same: And We do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern: Commanding also, by these Presents, Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor Edward Lord Thurlow, Our Chancellor of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; And also, commanding Our most dear Son and Our faithful Counsellor George Prince of Wales; the most Reverend Father in God Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor John Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor Charles Lord Camden, President of Our Council; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Granville Earl Gower, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our right trusty and right entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors James Duke of Chandos, Steward of Our Household; Charles Duke of Richmond; George Duke of Montagu, Master of Our Horse; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors James Earl of Salisbury, Chamberlain of Our Household; William Earl or Mansfield, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; Our right trusty and well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors Thomas Viscount Weymouth, Groom of Our Stole; Richard Viscount Howe, First Commissioner of Our Admiralty; and Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellors Francis Lord Osborne, One of Our principal Secretaries of State, and Thomas Lord Sydney, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State, or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent in Our Absence in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you, the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament, there to be assembled for that Purpose, and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts, with such Terms and Words, in Our Name, as is requisite, and hath been accustomed for the same; and also to enroll these Our Letters Patent, and the said Acts in the Parliament Roll, and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf: And finally, We do declare and will, that after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament and Laws to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing, or Things to the contrary thereof notwithstanding: In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Thirteenth Day of May, in the Twenty-fifth Year of Our Reign.

By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

"Yorke."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

"In Obedience to His Majesty's Commands, and by Virtue of the Commission which has been now read, We do declare and notify to you, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That His Majesty hath given His Royal Assent to the several Acts in the Commission mentioned; and the Clerks are required to pass the same in the usual Form and Words."

1. "An Act to repeal so much of an Act made in the last Session of Parliament as imposes Duties on all Stuffs made of Cotton and Linen mixed, and Stuffs wholly made of Cotton Wool wove in Great Britain, not being printed, painted, or stained, and on Licences for bleaching or dyeing the same."

2. "An Act for allowing further Time for the Importation of Goods, the Produce or Manufacture of the Island of Tobago, upon Payment of the British Plantation Duties."

3. "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."

4. "An Act for appointing Commissioners to put in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, 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;" together with those named in Three former Acts for appointing Commissioners of the LandTax, and with those named in the Land-Tax Act of the Twenty-Third Year of His Majesty's Reign, and in the Land-Tax Act of this Session of Parliament."

5. "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."

6. "An Act to enable the House of Commons to authorise the Select Committee appointed to try the Merits of the Petition of the Honourable Saint Andrew Saint John, complaining of an undue Election for the County of Bedford, to proceed in case the said Select Committee shall be reduced to a less Number than is prescribed by an Act made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to regulate the Trials of Controverted Elections or Returns of Members to serve in Parliament."

7. "An Act for repealing so much of an Act made in the last Session of Parliament as relates to the Distillation of Corn Spirits in certain Counties or Districts of the Highlands, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland; and for authorising the Commissioners of Excise in Scotland to grant Licences to Persons living in the said Counties or Districts to distil Spirits from Barley, Bear or Big, the Growth of said Counties, and for imposing a Duty on such Licences."

8. "An Act for better paving, cleansing, repairing, lighting, and watching the Highways, Streets, and Lanes of and in the Vill of Ramsgate, in the County of Kent; and for removing and preventing Annoyances therein; and for erecting a Market House, and holding a Public Market in the said Vill."

9. "An Act for building a new Bridge over the Haven of Great Yarmouth; and for enlarging the Term and altering some of the Powers of an Act of the Twelfth Year of His present Majesty for clearing depthening, repairing, maintaining, and improving the Haven and Piers of Great Yarmouth; and for depthening and making more navigable the several Rivers emptying themselves into the said Haven; and for preserving Ships, wintering therein, from Accidents by Fire."

10. "An Act for amending and improving the Navigation of the River Arun from Houghton Bridge in the Parish of Houghton, in the County of Sussex, to Pallenham Whars in the Parish of Wisborough Green, in the said County; and for continuing and extending the Navigation of the said River Arun from the said Wharf called Pallenham Wharf to a certain Bridge called New Bridge, situate in the Parishes of Pullborough and Wisborough Green, in the said County of Sussex."

11. "An Act to render more effectual several Acts of Parliament for erecting Hospitals and Workhouses within the City and County of the City of Exon, for the better employing and maintaining the Poor there, and to raise further Sums of Money for the better carrying the Purposes of the said Acts into Execution."

12. "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor within the Hundreds of Tunstead and Happing in the County of Norfolk."

13. "An Act for opening an easy and commodious Communication from the High Street of Edinburgh to the County Southward, and also from the Lawn Market to the new extended Royalty on the North; and for enabling Trustees to purchase Lands, Houses, and Areas for that Purpose; for widening and enlarging the Streets of the said City and certain Avenues leading to the same; for rebuilding or improving the University; for enlarging the public Markets and Communications thereto; for regulating certain Taxes; for lighting the said City; for providing an additional Supply of Water; for extending the Royalty of the said City; and for levying an additional Sum of Money for Statute Labour in the Middle District of the County of Edinburgh."

14. "An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of Two Acts of the Second and Ninth Years of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from the White Post on Haselden's Wood in the Parish of Cranbrooke, to Appledore Heath, and from Milkhouse Street in the same Parish to Castleden's Oak in the Parish of Biddenden, and from the Turnpike Road in the Parish of Tenterden, through Rolvenden, to the Turnpike Road in the Parish of Newenden in the County of Kent."

15. "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Fourth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing and widening the Roads from Melton Mowbray in the County of Leicester, to the Guide Post in Saint Margaret's Field, Leicester, and from the Town of Leicester to the Town of Lutterworth in the said County, and other Roads therein mentioned."

16. "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for amending and widening the Roads leading from New Street and Pig Street in Penryn, in the County of Cornwall, to Redruth in the same County."

17. "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from the Gibbet or Lutterworth Hand on the Watling Street Road through the Parishes of Churchover, Brownsover, Newbold upon Avon, Rugby, and Bilton in the County of Warwick, to the Turnpike Road between Dunchurch and Hillmorton in the said County, at or near a Public House known by the Sign of the Cock, in the said Parish of Bilton."

18. "An Act for amending and keeping in Repair the Road leading from Ipswich to South Town, and from the said Road at Beech Lane in the Parish of Darsham, to Bungay in the County of Suffolk."

19. "An Act for more effectually repairing the Roads leading from the Stones End in Blackman Street in the Borough of Southwark, in the County of Surrey, to Highgate in the County of Sussex, and to Sutton and Kingston, and from Vauxhall Bridge through Stockwell to Brixton Causeway, and from Newingion to the East End of Peckham Lane, and from Camberwell Green to the Fox under the Hill in the County of Surrey; and for repealing so much of several Acts now in Force as relates to the said Roads; and for repairing the Road from Highgate aforesaid to Witchcross in the County of Sussex."

20. "An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act made in the Eighth Year of His present Majesty, for amending and widening several Roads leading from the Town of Bishop's Castle and from Montgomery to the Turnpike Road at Westbury, and from Brockton to the Turnpike Road at Minsterley, in the several Counties of Salop, Radnor, and Montgomery; and for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair several other Roads in the Counties of Salop and Montgomery."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

21. "An Act for vesting in Trust for Peter Lord King and his Heirs, the Inheritance in Fee-simple of a Message or Dwelling House in Dover Street in the County of Middlesex, devised and limited by the Will of Thomas Lord King, deceased, and for settling a Farm, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Surrey, in Lieu thereof, to the Uses limited by the same Will."

22. "An Act for confirming an Exchange agreed upon between the Lord Bishop of Hereford and the Right Honourable Charles Lord Sommers of certain Estates in the County of Hereford."

23. "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."

24. "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."

25. "An Act for vesting Two Thirty-six Shares of the Navigation of the River Douglas alias Asland in the County of Lancaster, Part of the settled Estates of Edward Holt Esquire, in Trustees to be sold, and for laying out the Moneys arising by such Sale in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in Lieu thereof to the same Uses,"

26. "An Act for vesting the Estates devised by the Will of Anthony Wharton Esquire, deceased, situate and being in the County of York, in Trustees to be sold for Payment of the Debts and Incumbrances af fecting the same, and for laying out the Surplus of the Purchase-Money upon the Trusts and for the Purposes therein expressed."

27. "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Waste or Common called Lizard Common, within the Parish of Idsal otherwise Shiffnal in the County of Salop."

28. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Lands called Frodington otherwise Fraddington otherwise Fratton Common and South Sea Common and Wastes in the Guildable Part of the Parish of Portsea and County of Southampton."

29. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields and Waste Lands within the Manors of Kinnerley and Melverley in the County of Salop."

30. "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Lands within the Townships of Pickering and Newton in the North Riding of the County of York."

31. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons, Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds within the Liberty of Holbrooke in the Parish of Duffield, in the County of Derby."

32. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Meadows, Waste Lands, and other Commonable Places within the Parish of Upper Clatford, in the County of Southampton."

33. "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Common or Waste Land within the Lordship or Liberty of Osgathorpe in the County of Leicester."

34. "An Act to enable John Simpson (lately called John Bridgeman) Esquire, and the Heirs Male of his Body to take and use the Surname of Simpson, pursuant to the Will of William Simpson Esquire, deceased, and also to bear the Arms belonging to the Family of Simpson."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Richmond Poor, &c. Bill.

The Lord Sydney reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal Part of an Act passed in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty for the Relief and Employment of the Poor of the Parish of Richmond in the County of Surrey, and other Purposes in the said Act mentioned, and for making new Provisions for the Relief and Employment of the Poor, for the Repairs of the Highways, the paving, cleaning, lighting, and watching the Streets and other Places in the Town and Parish of Richmond aforesaid; for the Removal and Prevention of Annoyances, Obstructions, and Encroachments therein; for enclosing certain Commons or Waste Lands within the said Parish for the Use of the Poor; and to enable the Vestrymen of the said Parish to erect a Workhouse thereon, and to purchase Land for a Burial Ground; and also to enable His Majesty to shut up a Lane within the said Parish called Love Lane," 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."

Forton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons, Waste Grounds and Moss, within the Hamlet or Township of Forton, in the County of Lancaster."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bideford Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act of the Fourth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening several Roads leading from the Town of Bideford in the County of Devon."

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.

Sir W. Maxwell's Estate Bill.

The Earl of Galloway reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate of Drummodie and others, lying in the County of Wigton, in Sir William Maxwell of Munrieth Baronet, in Fee-Tail, and for vesting in the said Sir William Maxwell, his Heirs and Assigns, in FeeSimple, the Estate of Little Killantrae and others, 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.

Tollemache's Bill.

The Earl of Galloway made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Honourable Wilbraham Tollemache, and the several other Persons therein mentioned, to grant Building Leases of certain Parts of Lands and Hereditaments in the County Palatine of Chester, (devised by the Will of the Right Honourable Lionel late Earl of Dysart,) upon the Terms and Restrictions therein mentioned," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Parnell's Bill.

The Earl of Galloway also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of a sufficient Part of the Estates of Hugh Parnell, a Lunatic, for Payment of his Debts and Incumbrances, under the Direction of the Court of Chancery," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto."

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

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

Woodmansey Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing enclosing and improving certain Lands, Grounds, Carrs, and Common Pastures, in Woodmansey, Thearne, Weal, and Skidby, all in the Parishes of Saint John in Beverley, and of Skidby in the East Riding of the County of York."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Queensberry.
D. Portland.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Buckingham.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Essex.
E. Doncaster.
E. Morton.
E. Moray.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Dunmore.
E. Bathurst.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Stormont.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Chedworth.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Amherst.
L. Loughborough.
L. Bagot.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sommers.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday the 24th Day of this instant May, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Beverley, &c. Drainage Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for draining, preserving, and improving, certain Low Grounds and Carrs in the several Parishes of Saint John in Beverley, and of Skidby in the East Riding of the Country 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.

Writs of Error delivered.

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

In the First of which

Burlton against King:

Philip Burlton Esquire, is Plaintiff,
and
Christopher King is Defendant.

In the Second

Taylor against Blanchenhagen and Cutler:

David Taylor is Plaintiff,
and
Theophilus Christian Blanchenhagen and Henry Cutler are Defendants.

Ryan against Topping:

And in the last,

Edward Ryan Gentleman is Plaintiff,
and
Michael Topping is Defendant.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Janet McInnes is Appellant, and Alexander Moir is Respondent, which stands appointed for this Day be put off to Monday the 23d Day of this instant May, and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

E. Aylesford's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for exchanging Part of the settled Estate of Heneage Earl of Aylesford, in the Country of Kent, for another Estate of greater Value, in the same Country, to be settled in Lieu thereof."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Clarke's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the undivided Moiety of the Freehold and Copyhold Estates of William Clarke Esquire, deceased, devised by his Will for the Benefit of his Daughter Mary Forbes, and her Issue, in Trustees, for the Purposes within 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 the former Messengers:

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

Adjourn.

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

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